Page 1



Breaking news at

Serving DeKalb County since 1879

at y-Sunday, March 16-17, 2013 * Saturday-Sunday,



H-BR still smarting over regional defeat

Readers chime in with solutions for everyday life Katy Yeager

United Way honors area volunteers By JEFF ENGELHARDT SYCAMORE – Rodney McQueen is not interested in paying back the people who have helped him throughout the years. He would rather pay it forward. From lending his gardening expertise at the Sycamore History Museum and the Pay-It-Forward House to helping seniors manage their budgets through DeKalb County Elder Care Services, McQueen has spent

the past nine years donating his time to people and places in need. His hours of community service earned him the Kishwaukee United Way’s Spirit of Caring Award – an honor recognizing human-service agency staff members and community volunteers for their dedication and service. “When my wife Diane and I retired in 2004, we realized life had been very good to us and we had a lot of people help us along the way,” McQueen said. “We decided we want-

ed to spend time giving something back.” McQueen was one of four award winners honored during Kishwaukee United Way’s annual meeting. Nicole Safford, a staff member at Opportunity House, also was recognized with the Spirit of Caring Award and the 3M corporation and Kishwaukee College’s Kate Noreiko were honored with the Leo Olson Award. The Leo Olson Award was established in 1989 to honor board mem-

ber Leo Olson for his commitment to United Way and his spirit of volunteerism. Noreiko, director of human resources at Kishwaukee College, said she was humbled to receive the award, especially after considering all the past recipients she has seen during her seven years on the Kishwaukee United Way board. “United Way does a great job for this community,” Noreiko said.



More than a number

Kishwaukee United Way Annual Award Winners Spirit of Caring:

n Rodney McQueen, volunteer at

DeKalb County Elder Care Services n Nicole Safford, staff member at Opportunity House Leo Olson Award:

n 3M Corporation n Kate Noreiko, director of human

resources at Kishwaukee College

Obama: Argonne lab crucial to research By DANNY CIAMPRONE

Rob Winner –

Resident kitchen manager Mike Cole (left) meets with Hope Haven Executive Director Lesly Wicks on Thursday to discuss meals for the month at Hope Haven in DeKalb.

ARGONNE – President Barack Obama stood in front of three cars that run on battery power, saying that one day, technological research being done at Argonne National Laboratory near Darien could help Americans travel farther than ever before at a more affordable price. However, the sequester cuts may largely affect alternative fuel research. Obama told media gathered at Argonne on Friday that one of the reasons he is against the sequester is because it doesn’t distinguish between wasteful programs and needed investments, such as the funding to continue some of the work and research at Argonne. Located just outside Darien and Lemont in suburban Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Energy Department’s largest national laboratories for scientific and engineering research. In December, the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, headquartered at Argonne, was chosen to be the new batteries and energy storage hub – representing a $120 million federal investment over the next five years. Obama stressed continuing to

Most of DeKalb Co. homeless working poor, official says something you need to learn, they’ll teach it to you. Or see to it that you did learn it.” Horn is one of the 101 people in DeKalb County who were staying at a shelter on Jan. 25, according to the county’s annual Homeless Point-in-Time Count. The count, which is required for agencies that receive federal housing aid, attempts to categorize the number of homeless people on a specific date each year. This year’s count found the fewest number of homeless people and homeless households since 2009. The count has found

By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – Don Horn felt awkward when he returned to Hope Haven on Dec. 13. The 58-year-old left the homeless shelter in 2004. He’s back because his monthly rent of $680 was too much for his disability payment of $685 to cover. He’s noticed a lot of changes, and figures without Hope Haven, he’d be living on the streets. “Hope Haven is probably one of the best places here in the country,” Horn said. “If there’s

See ARGONNE, page A8

DeKalb County homelessness count

between 22 and 27 homeless families with children each year since 2009, while the number of childless homeless families fluctuated from 52 in 2009 to 63 in 2011 to 42 in 2013, according to the count. But the tally is not necessarily complete. Authorities’ ability to accurately count homeless people outside shelters is limited. Authorities found 31 homeless people outside shelters in 2009, compared with three this year.

Homeless, in shelter:

101 Homeless, unsheltered:

3 All data gathered on Jan. 25

See HOMELESS, page A8

AP photo

President Barack Obama listens to research engineer Henning Lohse-Busch as he explains electric car technology Friday during the president’s tour of the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne.

Inside today’s Daily Chronicle Lottery Local news Obituaries

A2 A2-4 A4


National and world news Opinions Sports

A5-7 A9 B1-4

Advice Comics Classified

C4 C5 C6-8

Spruce up your home before SPRING! Choos e Your savING s! **retail customers only. Cannot be combined with any other offers.





any $500 purchase** *see

store for details

any $1000 purchase**





any $2000 purchase**

any $5000 purchase**





Many In-stock styles for Immediate Installation

or 3 Years


1719 DeKalb Avenue • Sycamore, IL 60178 • (815) 895-2400

Page A2 • Saturday, March 16, 2013


Overeaters Anonymous walkand-talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore.; Call Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road, Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road, DeKalb. llc904@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. www.; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Willard Aves American Legion Post 1010 all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage dinner: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Five Points Pub (also serving at Kingston Friendship Center) at 105 Main St., Kingston, IL 60145, corner of Route 72 and Five Points Road. $10 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12. A 50/50 raffle will be held; winner need not be present to win. Proceeds support local youth sports and high school scholarships Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St. or contact Cindy at crmcorn65@ or 815-751-1509. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-4527990; AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Genoa American Legion Riders: 11 a.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. 815784-5967. Rockford Writers’ Guild: 1 to 3 p.m. at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford. DeKalb County writers are invited to meet with peers at monthly meetings. Visit www.rockfordwritersguild. com; click on “Meetings and Events for Writers” for map and schedule. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit DeKalb County Illinois NAACP Adult Chapter: 6 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Church at Twombly and Annie Glidden roads in DeKalb. Attendees discuss political, educational, social and economic equality to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Contact: Kevin Chambliss at tiger39217@ or 815-501-7583. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.


Daily Chronicle /

8 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DAILY-CHRONICLE.COM? Yesterday’s most-commented stories:

Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. DeKalb library fundraising going online 2. DeKalb school’s club promotes understanding 3. Local FOIA requests center on hot-button issues

1. Local FOIA requests center on hot-button issues 2. DeKalb school’s club promotes understanding 3. Pope Francis ushers in new style of papacy

Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

Today’s Reader Poll question:

Have you ever filed a freedom of information request? Yes: 22 percent No: 68 percent What’s that?: 10 percent Total votes: 177

Vol. 135 No. 65

Customer Service: 800-589-9363 Customer service phone hours: Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-10 a.m.

How do you mark St. Patrick’s Day? • Wearing green • Watch a parade • Eating corned beef & cabbage • All of the above • I don’t Vote online at

St. Pat’s is prime time for pipers EDITOR’S NOTE

NEWSROOM Eric Olson Editor News: ext. 2257 Obituaries: ext. 2228 Photo desk: ext. 2265 Sports desk: ext. 2224 Fax: 815-758-5059

Submitted photo

Tom Murphy plays the bagpipes at a Sept. 11 ceremony at the Yogi Bear Campground a couple of years ago. Murphy, a captain with the DeKalb Fire Department, will be busy performing around the area for St. Patrick’s Day. Community College; about a year later he played in his first public event, at the Memorial Day ceremonies in 1999. Murphy estimates he plays at least 50 funerals a year, including funerals for fallen members of police and fire departments. He recently played a funeral for a firefighter in Hudson, south of Bloomington. “That’s the reason we got into it,” Murphy said. “Playing at the pubs and different locations, that’s just an extra for what we do.” Here’s hoping Murphy and all the rest of my Irish friends out there have a great St. Patrick’s Day. Bagpipes, they had: On my only trip to Ireland for a friend’s wedding a couple of years ago, I did see a few pipers roaming the streets of Dublin. My great disappointment of the trip was that none of the restaurants seemed to serve corned beef and cabbage. I had to settle for Guinness and oysters. The wife and I really liked the “pudding” until someone told her there was blood in it, and then I got double portions. So I’m not saying it was a total loss from a food perspective, but suffice it to say that this weekend at the O’Olson house, corned beef and cabbage will be on the menu. We’re not ready to let that culinary tradition ride off into the sunset with Twinkie the Kid just yet, friends. Besides, I hear that even Twinkies are making a comeback this summer. Election drawing nearer: DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo says he thinks the turnout in the upcoming local elections will be better than what we saw two years ago. Not that he’s really going out on a limb – last time the turnout was just over 11.5 percent. Still, Acardo tells me he thinks that

the contested mayoral races in DeKalb and Sandwich, along with some of the other races, should be enough to almost double that total. Acardo estimates 21 percent of the electorate will vote early, or absentee, or in-person absentee, or during the registration grace period, or just show up at the polls and cast a ballot on election day, the way our forefathers once did. “Let’s hope I’m not eating my words come April 9,” Acardo said. I hope not. There’s a lot riding on these local elections. Change is going to come, and we need to elect people who will be ready to lead through it. If you’re not sure who’s running for what, or what it is they stand for, there are weeks yet to do some research and ask some questions. The League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb City Council chambers that will also be televised on public access TV channel 14 as well as online at They’ve invited all of the candidates in the various races for DeKalb city, school, park and other governments. If you happen to live outside DeKalb, there’s also the Daily Chronicle’s Election Central website online at There you can find candidate photos and bios, as well as their answers to questions specific to the governments in which candidates are seeking office – everything from mayors to township road commissioners. It’s a useful tool. Please take advantage of it, be informed and vote April 9.

A Maryland man died from a transplanted, rabies-infected kidney from a donor who wasn’t known to have the disease, and the rare death has prompted authorities to treat three others who got organs from the same donor, federal health officials said Friday. The Maryland man, who died last month, received the kidney more than a year ago. The recipients of the donor’s heart, liver and other kidney are getting anti-rabies shots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Those patients live in Florida, Georgia and Illinois, the CDC said. The donor, a 20-year-old North Carolina man, died in 2011 in Florida, where

he was training to become an Air Force aviation mechanic, the Defense Department said. The three other recipients have a strong chance of surviving since they haven’t shown symptoms of the disease, said a rabies expert who successfully treated a teenage girl with rabies in 2004. “They’re getting a really excellent vaccine. This is the best we’ve got,” said Dr. Rodney Willoughby of Milwaukee. Public and military health officials said they’re trying to identify people in all five states who were in close contact with the donor or the recipients. Those people might also need treatment, the CDC said. The CDC refused to disclose the identities of the donor and recipients. In North Carolina, state health offi-

ADVERTISING Karen Pletsch Advertising and Marketing Director Display Advertising: ext. 2217 Fax: 815-756-2079 Classified Advertising: 815-787-7861 Toll-free: 877-264-2527 CIRCULATION Kara Hansen VP of Marketing and Circulation BUSINESS OFFICE Billing: 815-526-4585 Fax: 815-477-4960

8CORRECTIONS 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,; or fax, 815-758-5059.

8DID YOU WIN? Illinois Lottery Friday Pick 3-Midday: 7-2-4 Pick 3-Evening: 7-9-0 Pick 4-Midday: 6-1-7-3 Pick 4-Evening: 2-2-3-3 Lucky Day Lotto: 1-20-24-34-35 Wed. Lotto: 17-21-27-35-37-51 Lotto jackpot: $4.55 million

Mega Millions Numbers: 4-8-17-22-32 MegaBall: 8 Megaplier: 2 Mega jackpot: $12 million

Powerball Powerball jackpot: $216 million

• Eric Olson is the editor of the Daily Chronicle. Reach him at 815-7564841 ext. 2257, email, or follow him on Twitter @ DC_Editor.

Md. death linked to rabies-infected transplant The Associated Press

Copyright 2013 Published daily by Shaw Media.

PUBLISHER Don T. Bricker



Missed paper? We hope not. But if you did and you live in the immediate area, please call Customer Service at 800-589-9363 before 10 a.m. daily. We will deliver your Daily Chronicle as quickly as possible. If you have questions or suggestions, complaints or praise, please send to: Circulation Dept., 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. To become a carrier, call ext. 2468.

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Daily: $.75 / issue Sunday: $1.50 / issue Basic weekly rate: $5.25 Basic annual rate: $273

Eric Olson St. Patrick’s Day is a time for bagpipers such as Tom Murphy to shine – without someone having to die first. Murphy’s a fire captain with the DeKalb Fire Department with 20 years of service, and one of three firefighting bagpipers in “The Firefighters Highland Guard of DeKalb.” He’ll be a busy man this weekend, playing around the area. “It’s your time to be in the lights, and it’s time to have fun with it,” said Murphy, who took up the bagpipes in 1998. “When we go out and do these gigs, we don’t just stand on stage and play, say ‘OK, we’ve done our five sets, now let’s go.’ You mingle with everybody. It’s up-close and personal. You play and play and a lot of people have questions, and they want to know what you’re wearing and why you do it. “Because not too many people get to see bagpipes up-close and personal. They get to see you when you’re at a funeral somewhere.” The history of the bagpipes goes back to antiquity, and the instrument has a long tradition of being played by Celtic people both in Ireland and Scotland. They also have a long history of being used in war by both the Irish and the Scots, and the British helped spread that tradition around the world as they built an empire upon which the sun never set. The sound of the pipes adds authenticity to any St. Pat’s celebration, and Murphy has a busy schedule lined up for this weekend. On Friday, he played in Plainfield. Today, he will play in a morning parade in Naperville before returning to DeKalb for a couple of engagements. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., he’ll be at Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, with the Highland Guard, a five-piece pipe-and-drum mini-band. Murphy will be back at Fatty’s on Sunday for a solo engagement from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. before heading back to Naperville for another gig that evening. The DeKalb Fire Department is a pretty musical bunch, as it turns out. Two other firefighters, Eric Blanken and Tom Conley, also play bagpipes along with Murphy. They also have a couple of civilian drummers, Gene VanDenBosch and Jim Kemnitz, of Sycamore. Two other DeKalb firefighters, Tim Morey and Tony Cox, accompany them on bass drums occasionally as well, Murphy said. Bagpipes are a staple at funerals, especially for former police, firefighters and military, and that was what first kindled Murphy’s interest in the instrument. Murphy was one of a group of firefighters who took a class from the bagpiper at the state firefighters’ honor guard in 1997. One of the firefighters with the DeKalb department, Sean Freeman, studied music at NIU and was the department’s first pipe major. Murphy started taking lessons at Rock Valley

Main Office 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb 815-756-4841 Toll-free: 877-688-4841 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

cials are recommending vaccine for at least one of the donor’s relatives, the state’s top public health veterinarian said Friday. Fewer than five family members from North Carolina visited the man while he was hospitalized in Florida, Dr. Carl Williams said. Local and state health departments have contacted them and are evaluating their risk. “What generally happens in human rabies patients that are hospitalized is that there is a lot of close contact, not only from health care workers but from close family because the patient is going to die,” Williams said. The disease could, in rare cases, be transmitted by saliva from a kiss on the lips or tears being wiped away by a visiting mother, Williams said.

8BRIEF Wis. man banned from all libraries ‘on earth’ RACINE, Wis. – A 20-year-old Racine man who’s accused of engaging in lewd behavior in a library has been banned from “all the libraries on the face of the earth.” Tyree S. Carter is charged with misdemeanor counts of lewd behavior and disorderly conduct. He’s due in court next month for a pre-trial conference. A Journal Times of Racine report said Carter is accused of openly masturbating in the Racine Public Library last week. A witness told investigators Carter was out in the open, not trying to conceal his act. The criminal complaint said he apologized to responding police officers. His signature bond was set at $1,000.

– Wire report


Daily Chronicle /

Heart-healthy hops Kingston students jump-start healthier lifestyles By STEPHANIE HICKMAN KINGSTON – Tre Lauer has mastered multiple jump-roping techniques. He can complete more than 10 reps of the scissor jump, bell jump and his favorite, the skier jump. Lauer, a second-grader at Kingston Elementary School, said he has come to enjoy jump-roping thanks to his physical education teacher, Staci Hale. “I think it’s more fun than they thought it would be,” Hale said of her students. More than 250 second- and third-graders and their jump ropes took over the Kingston Elementary School gym Friday as part of the school’s seventh annual Jump Rope for Heart event benefitting the American Heart Association. The students participated in several different jump-roping exercises this past week, all leading up to the big day. Students completed 15 different jump-roping stations in groups of three during a designated P.E. class. The stations involved jumping with short and long ropes, jumping with partners and individual jump-roping exercises. “I just don’t think they ever realized there’s more than one way to jump rope,” Hale said. Kelly Wick-Bartesch, youth market director for the American Heart Association in the northwest Chicago area, stopped by the school to watch the children participate in the jump-roping activities. She said the importance of the event is to meld education and athletic activity. “The real focus is Jump Rope for Heart ... encourages kids to eat healthy and exercise,” she said. The American Heart Association’s goal is to reduce

Stephanie Hickman –

Maci Bushbacher keeps rhythm as she jumps while Dylan Lowry swings the rope Friday at Kingston Elementary School. The students participated in the school’s annual Jump Rope for Heart event.

Heart-Healthy Facts n Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more than 2,150 Americans a day, or

one every 40 seconds n Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. n 21 percent of adults meet federal guidelines for recommended physical activity, while 28 percent of high schoolers meet these guidelines n Less than 1 percent of adults have an “Ideal Healthy Diet,” while even fewer children meet these guidelines n About 24 million children are overweight and obese in the U.S.

Source: American Heart Association ( cardiovascular disease and disabilities by 20 percent by the year 2020, Wick-Bartesch said. The event, which also is a fundraiser for the Heart Association, helps fund heart research. Hale estimated the students raised about $1,000 in donations for the association, which Wick-Bartesch said most likely will support research at hospitals and institutions in the area, including Northern Illinois University. One of the challenges the children faced was trying to jump into a swinging rope without losing the rhythm, a task that was an easy feat for second-grader Ellie Logsdon. “I just know what to do,”

On the Net To view video from the event, visit she said. Ellie was one of many students who practiced her jump-roping outside of class to prepare for the event, which Hale said she was glad to hear. Hale said the best part about jumping rope is that it’s an easy and inexpensive way for the students to stay fit. “This is something they can do until they’re 80 years old,” she said. “It’s a lifelong skill.”

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • Page A3

D-427 cuts 7 teaching jobs Kathy Countryman said. The school district is searching for ways to reduce costs as cuts in state aid and sluggish growth in property tax revenue have squeezed its budget. The District 427 school board approved a budget with a $2.6 million deficit at the start of this school year, and is expecting enrollment declines from peak levels. The cuts go along with the district’s, following a framework that has been implemented over several years to reduce district costs, she said. “They’re precautionary steps ... we have to take to make sure we are utilizing our resources efficiently,” she said. The cuts will eliminate

certified core teaching positions and noncore teaching positions, as well as a reduction in a special education teaching position, said Countryman. Because the district still is facing uncertainty with its revenues for next school year, Countryman said the cuts had to be made. “At this point in time, the reductions happen now so we’re not overstaffed when the school year starts,” she said. Countryman said there is a possibility the positions will be rehired at a later date as more information about enrollment numbers and state funding becomes available.

DeKalb man facing second DUI charge

Breakfast with the Bunny set for March 23

DeKALB – A 24-year-old DeKalb man who allegedly skipped court in a pending DUI case picked up another drunken driving charge about 1:30 a.m. Friday. DeKalb County sheriff’s police pulled over Robert C. Adrian, of the 800 block of Pappas Drive, for allegedly failing to dim his headlights, according to a news release. On top of the DUI charge, he also was charged Friday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, police said. The traffic stop happened on North Annie Glidden Road south of Varsity Boulevard, police said. Adrian remained at the DeKalb County Jail on Friday evening unable to post 10 percent of his $5,000 bond.

DeKALB – The Easter Bunny will be in downtown DeKalb next week for a breakfast buffet. Breakfast with the Bunny will start at 9 a.m. March 23 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial, the event will include an opportunity to visit with the bunny, crafts and games, breakfast catered by The Lincoln Inn and an 11 a.m. showing of the movie “Hop,” according to a news release. Space is limited, so advance ticket purchase is required. The cost is $7 for children younger than 12 and $10 for those 12 and older. Tickets can be purchased at The Lincoln Inn, 240 E. Lincoln Highway, or the Egyptian Theatre Box Office at 815-758-1225 or www. The box

office is open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. For information, call 815-748-7788.

By STEPHANIE HICKMAN SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 is following through with its plan to cut seven positions and reduce other staffing positions from full time to part time. The district’s school board approved the cuts during Tuesday’s closed session meeting. The staff reductions are part of the district’s entire budget reduction plan, which was presented during the last several regular board meetings. “This is just an ongoing effort to make sure we are being fiscally responsible,” District 427 Superintendent


Altrusa International offers literacy grants A local service organization is offering grants for organizations that support literacy activities. Altrusa International of DeKalb/ Sycamore supports community improvement through volunteer service, contributions and fundraising with an emphasis on literacy. The organization is planning its donation and volunteer activities for 2013; the typical grant is $500. For information, email or mail Service Committee, Altrusa of DeKalb/Sycamore, P.O. Box 304, DeKalb, IL 60115. The application deadline is April 13, and the grants will be awarded at the annual dinner May 15.

– Daily Chronicle

April 4, 6 - 8 pm Booths open at 5:30 pm Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center QE-- 6 9-3D:NERG7! 9-H=DE-1 2? 47='E- R! RPD1 E=!!-E 7E NFD!BD!3 RL7=N :NREG!3/ 47= OD>> L-!-0N ?E7" R PRED-N4 7? >7JR> 0N!-:: -5I-EN: IE7PD1D!3 D!?7E"RG7!/ 1-"7!:NERG7!:/ :R"I>-: R!1 ER8-:, 2! R11DG7! N7 NFL77NF:/ C7D! =: ?7E IE-:-!NRG7!: 7!.


(-O 9=!!-E: (=NEDG7! )R5D"DMD!3 S-E?7E"R!J+-47!1 9=!!D!3


$A;,%<$,$#&@ N7 E-3D:N-E, Co-sponsored by Northern Illinois Trail ������� ����������� ������� ������� �����

Page A4 • Saturday, March 16, 2013



Animal society’s activities program seeks volunteers

Oaken Acres seeking wildlife volunteers

DeKALB – TAILS Humane Society is seeking volunteers to visit human service organizations throughout DeKalb County with their pets. The Pawsitive TAILS Animal Assisted Activities Program, funded by a grant from the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation, has focused on visiting assisted-living facilities but plans to expand to other types of organizations when it has more volunteers, according to a news release. Dogs are the most popular species for animal assisted activities programs, but cats, birds, rabbits, potbellied pigs and miniature horses are welcome. The next handler and pet evaluation will be at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the TAILS Training and Veterinary Center, 2270 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb. To make an appointment or for information, contact program coordinator Lisa Smith at 815758-2457, ext. 10115.

SYCAMORE – Oaken Acres Wildlife Center in rural Sycamore is looking for volunteers to care for orphaned wildlife. Oaken Acres Wildlife Center, 12140 Aldrich Road, expects to receive 85 percent of the animals it will care for this year between May 1 and August 1, according to a news release. Most volunteers will have hands-on opportunities such as feeding, cleaning and preparing food, but reception and phone-answering duties also are available. By law, anyone working with wildlife must be at least 18 years old. For information or to get involved, email director of operations Christy Gerbitz at christy@ with your name, phone number, email address and your area of interest. Areas of interest include mammal babies, songbirds, office, construction and landscaping or fundraising. The organization’s website is

Born: Oct. 1, 1935, in Batavia, Ill. Died: March 8, 2013, in Geneva, Ill. BATAVIA – Marilyn J. Fedtke, 77, of Batavia, Ill., and formerly of St. Charles and Sycamore, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family March 8, 2013, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. Marilyn was born Oct. 1, 1935, in Batavia, the daughter of Harold and Margaret (Chamberlain) Holm. Marilyn graduated from Batavia High School in 1953. After graduation she became a beautician before marrying Kenneth Fedtke on March 9, 1957, and having her family. Marilyn and Ken lived on farms in St. Charles and Sycamore before moving to Heritage Woods of Batavia in March 2004, where Marilyn thoroughly enjoyed life with her friends. Marilyn was a 4-H leader and worked actively with the Kane County Women’s Farm Bureau. She avidly engaged in knitting and crocheting and loved to sew and bake for her family. She is survived by her three children, Sally (Jim) Senechalle of St. Charles, Scott Fedtke of Sycamore and Sandra (Bob) Mason of Hanover Park; grandchildren, Jillian and Kevin Senechalle; and sister-in-law, Dee Holm of Batavia. In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; brother, Bill Holm; and sister, Barbara Holm.

– Daily Chronicle

DeKalb city LaQuanda D. Hernet, 33, of the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, March 14, with criminal damage to property. Daniel W. Kazda, 18, of the 37W000 block of Heritage Drive

in Batavia, was charged Thursday, March 14, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor. Steven W. Gahlbeck, 55, of the 1000 block of Bel Aire Lane in DeKalb, was arrested Thursday, March 14, on failure-to-appear warrant for theft.

DeKalb County Charles M. Murrie, 35, of the 200 block of Center Cross Street in Sycamore, was charged Friday, March 15, with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daily Chronicle /

The memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home Geneva, 1771 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134. Contributions may be made to The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Memorials and Tribute Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60601. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit www.YursFuneralHomes. com. For more information, call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva at 630-232-7337 or connect on Facebook. To sign the online guest book, visit


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.


RICHARD ARTHUR GATES DIXON – Richard Arthur Gates, 80, of Dixon, Ill., died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He farmed in Lee and Ogle counties. Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Condolences can be sent to Visit


Rochelle, Ill., passed away March 8, 2013, at his home in Ohio, surrounded by loved ones, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 13, 1959, in Jellico, Tenn., the son of Roland and Wilma Terry of Creston. Mac was a talented auto body repairman who loved sunny days, fishing with his brothers and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Judy Gilbert; beloved dog, Pink; two children, Kelley (Joshua) Kapraun and Jessica (Jason) Shull, both of Rochelle; stepdaughter, Arlene Estes of Chapin, S.C.; eight grandchildren; siblings, Kyle (Dawn) Terry of Creston, Janie (Keith) Rynko of Malta, Judy Johnson (Ron Childers) of Creston, Roland (Jennifer) Terry of Rochelle and Greg Terry of DeKalb; and best friend and sidekick, Dave Kirk. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Joseph Terry. Per Mac’s wishes, he was cremated in Ohio and a private memorial will be at a later date for close family and friends. To sign the online guest book, visit


Born: Dec. 13, 1959, in Jellico, Tenn. Died: March 8, 2013, in Ohio

Born: June 25, 1928, in Wayne City, Ill. Died: March 14, 2013, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

ROCHELLE – Michael Allen “Mac” Terry, 53, formerly of

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Faith M. Webber, 84, of Fort Wayne,

Attention Estate Administrators!

Life’s Memories & Possessions Handled with Care… Grant Cooper


Managing Broker


We Pay CASH! We Pay More!



for children

(815) 895-2052


National marketing power with local presence.

Court Appointed Special Advocate

passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at her home. Born June 25, 1928, in Wayne City, to the late Amos and Naomi Peddicord, Faith was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church and a volunteer at Anthony Wayne Hope Hospitality House. She enjoyed sewing, handwork, flower gardening and reading. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, James R. of Fort Wayne; sons, Ronald (Bev) of Mukwonago, Wis., Bill (Laurie) of Bethesda, Md., and Michael (Cindi) of Chicago; grandchildren, Tim, Cindy (Eric) Huntington, Carolyn, Becky, Joanie, Max and Charlie; and great-grandchildren, Caden and Marshall Huntington. Faith was preceded in death by her brother, Reyburn; and sister, Ferne Parsons. Service is at 11 a.m. Monday at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St., with the Rev. Greg Enstrom officiating, with visitation one hour prior. The visitation also will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her name can be made to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, visit To sign the online guest book, visit




Now Available

All Jewelry Repairs Repairs: Gold Silver Silv and nd Platinum Plati Gold, Watch Repair/ Replacement Parts, Batteries No One Pays More, No One!

Over 50 Years Experience, Locally Owned 213 GROVE ST., DEKALB, IL •815-739-5555 since 1964

TAILS seeks volunteers for Pawsitive TAILS program Tails Humane Society is looking for volunteers for their Pawsitive TAILS Animal Assisted Activities Program. Made possible by a generous grant from the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation, the Pawsitive TAILS program coordinates visits of volunteers and their pets to a variety of human service organizations throughout DeKalb County. “The Pawsitive TAILS program is just beginning, but our volunteers have already succeeded in positively impacting the lives of a number of DeKalb County residents,” said Lisa Smith, the program’s coordinator. “We’re currently concentrating on assisted living facilities in the County, but once we increase the size of our volunteer base, we plan to begin providing visits to other types of human service organizations as well,” Smith continued. Positive interactions with pets have long been shown to have health benefits including stress reduction, lowered blood pressure and an increased sense of general wellbeing. Simply petting an animal can trigger a release of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which can elevate mood and have lasting positive effects.

Frontier makes it easy to switch: B No contract with 3-year price guarantee B Wireless router included

Animal assisted activities programs such as Pawsitive TAILS are designed to provide opportunities for improving the quality of life of people through controlled interactions with specially trained animals and their handlers. Though dogs tend to be the most common species involved with AAA programs, cats, birds, bunnies, pot bellied pigs and even miniature horses have been highly successful participants.

If you have an exceptional pet and are interested in becoming a volunteer in this rewarding program, please contact Lisa at or (815) 758-2457 x 10115.

B FREE Internet activation B Gamer CertifiedSM speeds


The next handler/pet evaluation session is planned for Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm at the TAILS Training and Veterinary Center, 2270 Barber Greene Road. Please contact Lisa for an appointment. Appointments are required for this evaluation session. For more information about TAILS Humane Society or the Pawsitive TAILS Program, go to

Limited-time offer to new or current Frontier customers who subscribe to a qualifying package of Frontier residential local service with features, long distance and new High-Speed Internet with speeds up to 6Mbps. Actual speeds may vary. New customers must order phone service. Service subject to availability. $49.99 Internet installation fee waived for self-install. Price guaranteed for 36 months. A $9.99 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service applies. Taxes, governmental and other Frontier imposed surcharges apply. New Frontier customers are subject to credit approval. Frontier reserves the right to withdraw this promotional offer at any time. Other restrictions apply.

© 2013 Frontier Communications Corporation.


Humane Society

2250 Barber Greene Road DeKalb, IL 60115 (815) 75.TAILS


Daily Chronicle /

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • Page A5

Wife: Blagojevich teaching history in prison By CARYN ROUSSEAU The Associated Press

AP photo

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home March 2012 for Littleton, Colo., where he is now serving a 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is spending his time in federal prison teaching Civil War history and learning to play the guitar, while his attorneys work on an appeal, his wife said on Friday, the one-year anniversary of the beginning of his 14-year term for corruption. “All that we have been left

Air traffic tower closures in Ill. will strip safety net CHICAGO – The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own. The towers slated to close are at smaller airports with lighter traffic, and all pilots are trained to land without help by communicating among themselves on a common radio frequency. But airport directors and pilots say there is little doubt the re-

moval of that second pair of eyes on the ground increases risk and will slow the progress that has made the U.S. air system the safest in the world. It’s not just private pilots in small planes who stand to be affected. Many of the airports in question are serviced by major airlines, and the cuts could also leave towers unmanned during overnight hours at some big-city airports such as Chicago’s Midway and General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee. The plans have prompted airlines to review whether the changes might pose problems for commercial service that could mean canceling or rescheduling flights.

1680 Mediterranean Dr. • Ste. 101 Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone 815.899.6061


By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press

Without the help of controllers, risk “goes up exponentially,” said Mark Hanna, director of the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, which could see its tower close. As part of the spending cuts that went into effect this month, the Federal Aviation Administration is being forced to trim $637 million for the rest of the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. The agency said it had no choice but to subject most of its 47,000 employees, including tower controllers, to periodic furloughs. Representatives of the FAA declined to discuss the effect of the cuts with The Associated Press.

Free Health Consultation

($250 Value) • X-Rays • Comprehensive Injury Analysis • Neurological & Orthopedic Exam • Postural Assessment • Diet and Nutrition Assessment Call today to set up your appointment. Coupon must be presented when reporting to office. One per customer. Not valid for Medicare.

Welcome to Plan!t Weekend March 16 & 17 m

Top 3 Picks! March 16 & 17 “Jesus Christ Superstar” Stage Coach Theatre, DeKalb Considered the first rock opera, it was created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ‘60s and has at its center a political and social rebel in the character of Judas. Concentrating on the final days of Christ’s life, “Jesus Christ Superstar” dramatizes the story with intensity and explosive theatricality. Performances are att ay. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

1 March 16 Fundraiser with “Teddy Roosevelt” St. Mary’s Church Parish Activity Center, Sycamore This is the winter fundraiser for the Sycamore History Museum. “Teddy Roosevelt” will share stories about his amazing life and his place in history. During the event, there will also be a silent auction and light refreshments. From 7 to 9 p.m.

2 March 17 Switchback Sandwich Opera House, Sandwich Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Switchback, playing American roots and Celtic soul. This duo features Marty and Brian, performing on bass guitar, mandolin, guitar with vocals, a percussionist and a Celtic dancer. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for ages 65 and over and $15 for students. Show starts at 7 p.m.


Please note; we try to be as accurate as possible with our events but things are subject to change without notice. Check the listing and confirm before heading to an event.


SPOTL!GHT Riccardi’s Red Hots

418 West State St. Sycamore (815) 991-2200

We mix our own secret seasoning into our hamburgers, so you won’t find another burger that tastes as good. Our handmade chili is the best you’ll ever have. And our ice cream was voted among the best in DeKalb County, with soft-serve vanilla and tons of toppings. We often feature live music, and our BYOB license allows those who are of age and purchase a meal to bring your own beer and wine. Visit for great deals on discounted vouchers for local businesses, shopping & dining!

What is Plan!t? organizes everything you need for affordable weekend fun! With our money saving vouchers and extensive events calendar you can always find something to do on Planit!

Planit is where you will find: The best local deals and coupons for the businesses you visit - save on shopping, dining and entertainment! Our calendar with the best list of family friendly events and activities. All the details for local festivals, concerts and more!

with is an aching hole in our lives,” Patti Blagojevich also said in a Facebook post. Glenn Selig, a longtime spokesman for Rod Blagojevich, confirmed the posting was from Patti Blagojevich. Blagojevich reported to a Colorado federal prison on March 15, 2012. Jurors had convicted him on 18 counts, including charges that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat.

Patti Blagojevich wrote that attorneys are “working diligently” on her husband’s appeal but they wouldn’t have any answers for at least six months. She lamented the fact that her husband is missing events in his family’s lives. The couple has two daughters, and she said he has missed birthdays, holidays and music recitals. “The loss feels all consuming,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, those moment have

been stolen from my children and there is no getting them back.” But Patti Blagojevich also wrote that family members have visited the former governor many times and talk with him every day. She said her husband also runs “miles and miles” around a quarter-mile track. A call seeking comment from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons was not immediately returned.

Casino official testifies Beavers lost $500K on slot machines The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – A powerful Chicago politician who earns just a five-figure salary gambled away nearly $500,000 playing slot machines over three years at a single casino, according to records entered into evidence by prosecutors Friday at the Democrat’s tax-evasion trial. William Beavers, whose annual salary is $85,000 as a Cook County commissioner, lost $200,000 in 2006, $196,000 in 2007 and more than $80,000 in 2008 – net loss figures that factor in his winnings from

the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., said former casino employee Janet Guerrero, citing records during testimony. Beavers, 78, is accused of diverting more William than $225,000 Beavers from his campaign coffers to feed his gambling habit and for other personal use without reporting much of it on his 2006 through 2008 federal tax returns. He’s pleaded not guilty to four federal tax counts, each of which

carries a maximum threeyear prison term. By highlighting his enormous gambling losses, prosecutors are providing one possible motive for why Beavers sought to evade his taxes: that he was in financial straits and required huge infusions of cash. As a heavy gambler at Horseshoe Casino, southeast of Chicago, the ex-police officer and onetime alderman held the casino’s highest customer status; as a Seven Star Club member he had many perks, including free steaks, show tickets and even trips, Guerrero said.


Page A6 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

8NATION BRIEFS Journalist’s lawyer: Prank doesn’t merit prison SAN FRANCISCO – A lawyer for a Reuters editor accused of helping hackers deface a Los Angeles Times story said Friday that the journalist didn’t commit the crime, but even if he did, it was an Internet prank that shouldn’t send anyone to prison for 25 years. Federal authorities allege that in December 2010, Matthew Keys provided hackers from the group Anonymous with login information to access the computer system of the Tribune Co., the parent company of the Times. Tribune also owns a Sacramento television station Keys was fired from months earlier. Keys was charged with one count each of conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer, as well as transmitting and attempting to transmit that information.

Daily Chronicle /

GOP senator shifts on gay marriage By ANN SANNER and CHARLES BABINGTON The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A Republican senator’s embrace of gay marriage is the latest sign of soul-searching in a party struggling to adapt in a society whose demographics – and views on emotional issues – are changing fast. Gay marriage still divides the party, with the conservative wing strongly opposed. But an increasing number of Republicans, now including Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, are reversing course. Many others simply downplay the subject. With the issue of immigration also shifting rapidly under Republicans’ feet, they seem increasingly focused – and united – on one overarching goal: keeping income taxes from rising. Their

solidarity on that issue is hindering President Barack Obama’s efforts to make higher tax revenue part of a compromise approach to deficit spending and expensive social programs. These trends raise the possibility that the GOP – reeling after losing the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections – will lessen its identity with hot-button social issues and sharpen its emphasis on tax and spending matters. Portman announced Friday that he now supports gay marriage, linking his stand to learning that one of his sons is gay. A former U.S. trade representative and White House budget chief, Portman is seen as one of the party’s most knowledgeable and effective leaders. Mitt Romney consid-

ered him to be his running mate last year. Portman says he told Romney of his son Will’s sexuality but does not believe it affected Romney’s decision. As a U.S. House member in 1996, Portman supported the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. It defines marriage as between a man Rob Portman and a woman and bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage. Portman’s reversal makes him the only Senate Republican to openly back gay marriage. “I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times

and in bad, the government shouldn’t deny them the opportunity to get married,” Portman wrote in an op-ed article in The Columbus Dispatch. He said he had talked to his pastor and others, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who opposes gay marriage, and to former Vice President Dick Cheney, who supports it. Cheney, whose younger daughter is a lesbian, became arguably the best-known Republican to embrace gay marriage with his announcement in June 2009. Portman said his previous views on marriage were rooted in his Methodist faith. However, he wrote, “Ultimately, for me, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are

all children of God.” Despite his party’s struggles with Americans’ increasing acceptance of gay rights, many GOP leaders met Portman’s news with silence or a shrug. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, who shares Portman’s Cincinnati background, said the senator “is a great friend and ally, and the speaker respects his position, but the speaker continues to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.” In January, Boehner chastised the Obama administration for dropping its legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Supreme Court is to consider this month. Boehner authorized the continued use of public funds to defend the law in courts.

Ariz. woman reviled for son’s murder may go free PHOENIX – Debra Milke was once one of the most reviled mothers around, convicted of dressing her 4-year-old son in his favorite outfit and sending him off to visit a mall Santa Claus with two men who shot the boy execution-style in the Arizona desert. Milke said she had nothing to do with Christopher’s death, but Debra Jean a detective testi- Milke fied at her 1990 trial that she had confessed to him in a closed interrogation room. Prosecutors said she had her son killed to collect on a $5,000 insurance policy. Now, Milke could walk free, leaving death row behind after a federal appeals court threw out her conviction Thursday because prosecutors had not turned over evidence of the detective’s history of misconduct.

– Wire reports

Vatican defends pope from ‘Dirty War’ allegations By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – The Vatican lashed out Friday at what it called a “defamatory” and “anti-clerical leftwing” campaign to discredit Pope Francis over his actions during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military junta, saying no credible accusation had ever stuck against the new pope. While the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio, like most other Argentines, failed to openly confront the murderous dictatorship, human rights activists differ on how much responsibility he personally deserves. Bergoglio ran the Jesuit order in Argentina during the dictatorship. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi noted Friday that a Jesuit who was kidnapped during the dictatorship in a case that involved Bergoglio had

AP photo/Vatican TV

Pope Francis prepares to greet cardinals Friday, moments before stumbling in Sala Clementina, at the Vatican. issued a statement earlier in the day saying the two had reconciled. Lombardi also noted that Argentine courts had never accused Bergoglio of any crime and that, on the contrary, there is ample evidence of the role he played protecting people from the military as it kidnapped and

killed thousands of people in a “dirty war” to eliminate leftist opponents. He said the accusations were made long ago “by anti-clerical left-wing elements to attack the church and must be decisively rejected.” Lombardi’s statement and the accusation behind it were an interruption in the

honeymoon that Francis has enjoyed since his remarkable election as pope on Wednesday, when even his choice of footwear – his old black shoes rather than the typical papal red – was noted as a sign of his simplicity and humility. On his first day as pope, Francis slipped out of the Vatican to settle the bill at the hotel where he had stayed before the conclave, returning to deliver his first homily as pope. On Friday, he slipped out again to visit an ailing Argentine cardinal, Jorge Mejia, who had a heart attack Wednesday and was being cared for at Rome’s Pius XI hospital, Vatican Radio reported. Francis had told cardinals of Mejia’s illness earlier in the day in an unscripted aside during his audience with them. The accusations of Bergoglio’s past are clashing with the upbeat narrative unfold-

ing during Francis’ first few days as pope in Rome. And Lombardi clearly felt that he needed to say something to try to put an end to them – even if in doing so he gave the story further legs. The most damning accusation against Bergoglio is that as the military junta took over in 1976, he withdrew his support for two slum priests whose activist colleagues in the liberation theology movement were disappearing. The priests were then kidnapped and tortured at the Navy Mechanics School, which the junta used as a clandestine prison. Bergoglio said he had told the priests – Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics – to give up their slum work for their own safety, and they refused. Yorio later accused Bergoglio of effectively delivering them to the death squads by declining to publicly endorse their work. Yorio is now dead.


Daily Chronicle /

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • Page A7

Former Scientists study impact of warming on tornadoes JPMorgan executives grilled be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases? There is no easy answer. Lately, tornado activity in America has been Jekyll-andHyde weird, and scientists are unsure if climate change has played a role in recent erratic patterns. In 2011, the United States saw its second-deadliest tornado season in history: Nearly 1,700 tornadoes killed 553 people. The Joplin, Mo., twister was the single deadliest in American history, killing 158 people and causing $2.8 billion in damage. The following year, 2012, started even earlier and even busier. Through April there

By SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press

The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Two former high-ranking executives at JPMorgan Chase faced tough questions from senators Friday about why the bank played down risks and hid losses from regulators when it was losing billions of dollars. The hearing was held a day after the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations issued a scathing report that ascribed widespread blame for $6.2 billion in trading losses to key executives at the firm. Douglas Braunstein, the former chief financial officer, and Ina Drew, the former chief investment officer overseeing trading strategy, were pressed to explain why bank executives gave federal examiners in April information that understated losses for the first quarter of 2012. “The number I reported [to the regulators] was the number that was given to me,” said Drew, who resigned last spring after the losses became public. Drew blamed the losses on executives under her watch who failed to control risks out of the London office. She said that undermined her oversight and kept her from preventing the losses. The report also suggested that CEO Jamie Dimon was aware of the losses in April, even while he played them down publicly.

NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR SPIRAL SLICED HONEY HAMS Inboden’s Market Butcher, Baker, Fresh Greens & Gourmet 1106 N. 1st, DeKalb • 756-5852

OKLAHOMA CITY – With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped. These unpredictable, sometimes deadly storms plague the United States more than any other country. Here in tornado alley, Oklahoma City has been hit with at least 147 tornadoes since 1890. But as the traditional tornado season nears, scientists have been pondering a simple question: Will there

were twice as many tornadoes as normal. Then the twisters suddenly disappeared. Tornado activity from May to August of that year was the lowest in 60 years of record-keeping, said Harold Brooks, a top researcher at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla. Meanwhile, Canada saw an unusual number of tornadoes in 2012; Saskatchewan had three times the normal number. That year, the jet stream moved north and “essentially shut down” tornadoes in the American Midwest said Greg Carbin, warning meteorologist at the federal storm cen-

Studio One SALON & SPA

ter. A tremendous drought meant far fewer storms, which not only shut off the spigot on rain but on storm cells that spawned tornadoes. For much of America, tornadoes are seasonal. Typically, there are more during spring, and the numbers dwindle in the worst heat of the summer. Last year “essentially was an extended period of summertime conditions over the U.S.,” Carbin said. “The real question is: What is spring now? Is it February?” “Summer may be happening earlier and may be muscling out what we consider a transition between summer and winter,” he said.

What does that mean? “We’ve had a dramatic increase in the variability of tornado occurrence,” Brooks said. The jet stream, a major player in tornado formation, has been in a state of flux, varying wildly in recent years, said Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann. “It’s hard to predict future tornado seasons when we don’t understand current tornado seasons,” Brooks said between sessions at the National Tornado Summit here earlier this week. “We’re not sure what’s going to happen with the tornado numbers.”

Fashion Week Spring 2013 Venexiana hair by Studio One members of the Philip Pelusi Couture Design Team

Salon Hours Monday.................................10am-5:00pm Tuesday-Thursday ...............9am-8:30pm Friday ....................................9am-5:00pm Saturday ...............................9am-4:00pm Sunday..................................Closed

At Studio One, We Use and Recommend m d These Products Products:

Online Scheduling: 1007 N. First St, DeKalb • 815-758-4508 •

Visit WWW.MEATPLACE.COM For Valuable Coupons.

Free Community Health Care Talk State-of-the-Art Spine Treatments and Surgery - What is Right For You Saturday, March 23 rd Dr. Sweet

The physicians at Rockford Spine Center specialize in treating complex spinal disorders. Join Dr. Sweet to learn more about your symptoms. Dr. Sweet will discuss spinal disorders and their treatment. He will then answer questions from the audience. This is your opportunity to explore some new treatment options and gain some insight from a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in advanced treatments and techniques. Please join us at Holiday Inn Express 1240 Dement Rd., Rochelle, IL 61068

SCHEDULE 9:00 am - 10:00 am

OPEN FLOOR DISCUSSION Question and answer session where c you can ask about your concerns and discuss treatment options. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Please call Krystal at 815.316.6873 to make your reservations.

10:00 am - 11:00 am


SPINAL DISCUSSION Common spinal disorders including herniated disc, neck pain, degenerative disc disease, back pain, scoliosis and more.


Page A8 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

Official: Use of Hope Haven’s resources leveling out • HOMELESS Continued from page A1 The count does not address homeless people who might be sleeping in their cars, staying in hotel rooms or staying with family or friends. “There is an underlying current who aren’t on the streets, but are staying with families or in motels,” said Michelle Perkins, executive director of DeKalb County Housing Authority. “That can be a concern area.” By Perkins’ count, there are 39 children in local transitional or emergency shelters with their families. By the same count, there are no homeless children who are living on their own. But that might not be the case, said Kelley Navar, a crisis intervention coordinator who works with homeless teenagers at the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. Navar said the bureau typically interacts with five homeless teens a year, but she suspects many are staying with friends or other family. “We just don’t know,” Navar said. “It’s hard to get the word out. I think it’s a big stigma for kids. If they’re staying with friends, they feel they’re OK at that moment.” Lesly Wicks, executive director of Hope Haven, said most of the county’s homeless would be characterized as the

Homeless subpopulations n Children: 39 n Mentally ill, in emergency

shelter: 23 n Mentally ill, in transitional shelter: 2 n Chronic substance abuse, emergency shelter: 15 n Chronic substance abuse, transitional shelter: 1 n Domestic violence victims, emergency shelter: 7 n Domestic violence victims, transitional shelter: 5

Source: DeKalb County Housing Authority

working poor. “[They are] people who work, but just don’t make enough of a living wage to afford housing,” Wicks said. “It is the gap between what people make and how much housing costs.” Hope Haven, located at 1145 Rushmoore Drive in DeKalb, is the site of two programs: A transitional housing program for families and an emergency housing shelter. The 12 families living in the shelter’s transitional program live in bedrooms, while men and women at the emergency shelter are segregated into larger rooms filled with bunk beds. Residents of the transitional program stay for 18

months and pay 30 percent of their monthly income as rent, Wicks said. Residents of the emergency shelter have 90 days to execute their “plan of action” – goals and objectives they set out for themselves. “They have three main goals,” Wicks said. “How are you going to transition to permanent housing? How are you going to increase your income or education? And how are you going to strengthen your self-determination?” For Horn, the answer to the second question isn’t finding a job. Horn said he suffers from deep depression, anxiety and sleep apnea. He also has a bad back and arthritis. “My going back to work is out of the question because of my anxiety,” he said. “Mine’s stress-related. If I get under a lot of stress, I start ... going nuts.” Wicks said if clients are doing well on their plan of action, they can apply to the transitional program, if there’s space, or extend their 90-day stay. Horn’s plan of action was simple enough: “Get an apartment and get the [heck] out of here.” In addition to beds that can

fit at least 80 people, the shelter also features a play room for children, a large kitchen and classrooms for children and adults. Hope Haven underwent an expansion in 2011, going from a 10,000-square-foot facility to a 14,500-square-foot one. In the new wing, the shelter added 30 beds, a classroom and an expanded kitchen. Wicks said the expansion has allowed the shelter to accommodate the additional people who became homeless when the economy collapsed. “For awhile there, we saw a huge peak of people seeking shelter,” Wicks said. “It seems to be leveling out a bit.” Wicks said she doesn’t think another expansion will be needed in 10 years, partly because the model for homeless aid is changing. “The old model is, you bring people into shelters, you provide them with services and you get them housing,” Wicks said. “The new model is called housing first. You get people into housing as soon as possible and then provide the services to them in their homes. It’s a much more cost-effective model.”

Daily Chronicle /

Board to discuss funding April 19 • VOLUNTEERS Continued from page A1 “The outreach, the work on the behalf of the agencies they serve; it’s just a great organization,” Noreiko said. Kishwaukee United Way allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to more than 20 social service agencies, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Voluntary Action Center and Community Coordinated Child Care. Dawn Littlefield, executive director of Kishwaukee United Way, said this year’s focus was supporting education, income and health. More than $70,000 went to childcare centers to support early education, free tax

Continued from page A1 fund research and finding new ways to distance ourselves from oil – keeping energy at home and creating new jobs. “I chose [to come to] Argonne National Lab because right now, few areas hold more promise for creating new jobs and growing our economy than how we use American energy,” Obama said. In researching how to make batteries last longer, the facility plays a major role in the Energy Department’s energy storage program within its Office of Vehicle Technologies, focusing on improving lithium batteries for lighter cars. “Wouldn’t you want your car battery, your phone battery or any battery for that matter to run longer and more efficiently?” said Karena Chapman, an Argonne scientist from Naperville who works on batteries in the preliminary stage. Eric Isaacs, Argonne director, told Obama the cuts from the sequester would force him to stop any new project. But Isaacs said the immediate effects are still uncertain. “We don’t know yet because the whole government is trying to figure out what the cuts will be, so we’re planning, but we’re hoping for the best,” Isaacs said. In the meantime, Argonne scientists are still coming to work every day and continuing “their great work,” he added. During his visit, Obama also asked for Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade for research on electric cars and decreasing a need for oil in the U.S. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, said he supported the president in terms of finding new energy sources, but that he’d need more details before he could agree on spending. “From the president’s speech, in theory, I think it’s a good idea, but I really would need to see what the details are,” Lipinski said. “With gas prices so high right now, everyone understands we need to get away from using oil.” New energy will not only eliminate the carbon footprint but also boost the economy, Obama said. “I want the next great job-creating breakthroughs,

whether it’s in energy or nanotechnology or bioengineering – I want those breakthroughs to be right here in the United States of America, creating American jobs and maintaining our technological lead,” Obama said. The last visit by a president to Argonne was when George W. Bush made a trip in 2002, Argonne officials said.

Visit or call 815-756-7522. preparation programs were promoted to help low-income families and residents saved more than $60,000 through a prescription discount program. Littlefield said she expected the organization would have anywhere between $250,000 to $290,000 to allocate in 2013 by the time the board meets to discuss funding April 19. “United Way is all about partnerships with the community and that’s what we focused on this year,” she said. “We hope to have as much to give as we did last year.”

A Bit-O-Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Daily Reubens, Killians Beer

~Hillside Restaurant~ 121 N. 2nd St., DeKalb • 756-4749

For good. For ever.

Looking to update a room? Need a new look?

Come check out Cooper Home Furnishings located in downtown Plano


1106 N. 1st, DeKalb


Hours: Mon–Sat 8am–7pm; Closed Sun

Beef # Bundle


Obama asked Congress to OK $2B for research on electric cars • ARGONNE

To donate


46 Lbs. Boneless, Trimmed, Take-Home Weight Contains: D E S K S | B E D R O O M S E T S | D I N I N G R O O M S O FA S | LO V E S E AT S

m e o F u H r n s i r s ’ e h p i n o gs o C



14 - New York Strip Steaks, OR 14 Rib-Eye steaks (or a combination of the two)

112 W. Main Street • Plano, Illinois 60545 •

14 - Top Sirloin Butt Steaks, 4 - Rolled Sirloin Roasts

Monday & Friday 9am-9pm | Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 9am-6pm | Thursday 9am-noon | Sunday Closed

(4 to 4 1/2 Lbs. Avg.)

(630) 552-8288

10 Lbs. Ground chuck Cut, freezer-wrapped, flash-frozen to your family’s specifications.

$289.50 Beef # Bundle



46 Lbs. Boneless, Trimmed, Take-Home Weight Contains:

Rolled Rump Roasts, Swiss Steaks, Rolled Eye of Round Roasts, Round Steaks, Chuck Eye Steaks, Rolled Boston Roasts, Stew Beef, Boneless Chuck Eye Roasts, Ground Chuck Cut, freezer-wrapped, flash-frozen to your family’s specifications.



78-80 Lbs Trimmed Take-Home Weight Contains: Pork Loin: Choice of Pork Chops, Country Ribs, Roasts or a variety of each. Smoked Ham: Choice of ham roasts, ham steaks or a combination of each. Pork Shoulder: 4 - Boneless Roasts or Pork Steaks or a combination of each. Bacon: Approximately 10 lbs., thick or thin sliced. Sausage: Mildly seasoned, approximately 10 lbs. Spare Ribs: One rack.

Cut, freezer-wrapped, flash-frozen to your family’s specifications.

$209.50 Visit Us At



Daily Chronicle • • Page A9 • Saturday, March 16, 2013



Thumbs up for tree decision

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Write-in candidate for DeKalb clerk asks for vote

was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Municipal Clerks of Illinois because of my dedication to To the Editor: municipal government. If you were in charge of hiring I was born and raised in DeKalb, an employee for a very important position in your office, would you went to DeKalb schools, and I hire the least qualified candidate? have lived in DeKalb for almost all of my 51 years. I’ve been Or would you hire the one that has the certifications and educa- married for 32 years, and I have tion that make the candidate the two grown children. I am an active member of the American best for the position? As residents of DeKalb, you will Legion Auxiliary Post 66. You can be charged with electing (hiring) find out more about me on my a new city clerk April 9. The City website: www.LizCliffePeerboomClerk’s Office is the oldest among public servants, and it provides I would like to be your city clerk. the professional link among the I believe in DeKalb, respect the citizens, the local governing bod- residents and care about the ies and agencies of government community that we share. at other levels. On April 9, write in Liz Cliffe It is important to elect the right Peerboom for DeKalb city clerk. candidate. I am that candidate. I Liz Cliffe Peerboom am the only city clerk candidate who is a certified municipal clerk, Write-in candidate for DeKalb city clerk a certification that takes about four years to obtain. I worked for Sycamore police chief reacts to ‘48 Hours’ piece the city of DeKalb for 19 years, To the Editor: so I know municipal government. The recent “48 Hours” coverage I have been the clerk in Maple Park for almost 2 years. In 2011, I of Jack McCullough’s conviction

for the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph tried to convey in one hour a complex investigation and prosecution. Although the interview at the end of the program certainly revealed McCullough’s character, the show’s brevity and editorial focus failed to present an accurate picture of all the factors contributing to his conviction. The actual investigative team was a combination of detectives and agents of the Illinois State Police, the Sycamore and Seattle police departments, the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office and various county and federal agencies. The expert prosecution team consisted of the state’s attorney and several assistants. I believe the case brought forward by these professionals was the basis for the judge’s correct guilty verdict. Although the program briefly quoted the lead Illinois State Police investigator and the Seattle detectives, “48 Hours” could have supported the defendant’s conviction with comments from other

detectives and prosecutors. Instead, the producers presented an interview with a former Sycamore police lieutenant who played no part in the recent investigation, and whose alternative suspect theory had been thoroughly discredited years ago. It is unfortunate that the weight given to his comments might have left a misleading impression with the audience. The airtime could have been used more effectively to present the real facts that could have answered questions raised during the presentation. Instead of bringing a sense of closure to a long, sad chapter in Sycamore’s history, the program only dramatized events and elevated some personal opinions. I encourage those who want a more complete account of this matter to read the trial transcripts and related documents available in the public record. Donald M. Thomas Chief of police Sycamore Police Department

Robosquirrel? How the feds are conning you This week President Obama told ABC News the current national debt, which is approaching $17 trillion, is “sustainable,” and he does not feel the need to try to balance the budget. Where is Herbert Hoover when we need an economic genius? Just about every honest economist knows that running up massive debt without an effective strategy to improve the economy is flat-out dangerous. If the U.S. dollar collapses, there will be a worldwide depression that will make the recent recession look like an after-party at George Clooney’s house. In the meantime, I can report the following federal expenditures the president apparently has no problem overseeing: • $27 million to the country of Morocco to teach the folks over there how to make pottery. I guess the Moroccan government is not capable of pottery instruction. This con is courtesy of the U.S. Agency for International Development, which now has the nerve to tell us the pottery project is “not on track to achieve its goals.” Translation, the dollars we sent were likely stolen. • $1.5 million to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to study why many American lesbians are overweight. The National Institutes of Health calls the situation “an issue of high public-health

Watermelon Queen tour this year, know that you paid for some of it. If you visit Nebraska, you should know that your tax dollars funded a company that makes shampoo and toothpaste for pets. And if you like caviar, well, you paid for a website designed to bring those exotic fish eggs to significance.” Sure. Everybody’s talking “the masses.” about it. These expenditures are so stupid it • $947,000 to research a “Mars menu.” hurts. But I also think they are a criminal This would determine what astronauts misuse of our tax dollars. It is estimated could eat on the planet Mars if they ever the federal government could save $400 get there. NASA says it will send six volbillion a year by eliminating wasteful and unteers into a barren Hawaiian landscape redundant programs. to eat stuff so it can figure out what tastes There comes a point when folks get the good on Mars. I am NOT making this up – government they deserve. The American with apologies to Dave Barry. people re-elected Barack Obama knowing • $325,000 to develop a robotic squirrel. he is the biggest spender of all American The National Science Foundation wants presidents to date. In fact, Obama has the robots to scare rattlesnakes. The agenspent more federal money than every cy also says the robosquirrels will help in “public outreach.” Does anyone know what president combined up until George W. Bush’s second year in office. And to this that means? Rocky? Bullwinkle? day, Obama and the Democratic Party are • The National Science Foundation proud of their spending record. strikes again by funding a New York City The donkey is the symbol of the Demotheater company called The Civilians. cratic Party. It should be the robosquirrel. They got nearly $700,000 in tax money to put on a play about “climate change and biodiversity.” Have you seen that play? • Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly No? That might be because it only played is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly in Kansas City. Even Al Gore hasn’t seen Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads it. and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age Finally, if you check out the Alabama of Obama.”

VIEWS Bill O’Reilly

Letters to the Editor Don T. Bricker – Publisher

Eric Olson – Editor

Dana Herra – MidWeek Editor

Inger Koch – Features Editor

Jillian Duchnowski – News Editor

We welcome original letters on public issues. Letters must include the author’s full name, address and day and evening phone numbers. We limit letters to 400 words. We accept one letter per person every 15 days. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity. Email: Mail: Daily Chronicle, Letters to the Editor, 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. Fax: 815-758-5059.

Thumbs up: To the DeKalb City Council’s decision not to implement new rules on cutting or removing trees. For the past few months, DeKalb leaders have struggled with their options for protecting trees in the wake of ComEd clear-cutting trees along the Nature Trail – a 1.5mile prairie path located between Sycamore Road and First Street. City officials do not have the authority to regulate ComEd in its easement, and DeKalb aldermen were reluctant to regulate trees on private property without a compelling safety reason. It’s great to see anyone in government decide against pursuing an issue that is beyond their authority. It’s much more common these days for government to find ways to expand their authority into any and all issues. We appreciate the restraint shown by DeKalb city officials. Thumbs down: To another tough basketball season for the men’s and women’s teams at Northern Illinois University. Neither team reached double-digit wins and both were eliminated in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournaments. Obviously every year can’t bring triumphs on the level of an Orange Bowl berth, but it’s been a tough string of seasons on the men’s side. The team has lost at least 20 games in seven consecutive seasons. They’re drawing a little more than 1,000 fans to the Convocation Center on average, compared with the more than 4,000 who turned up for the DeKalb-Sycamore game this year. Some more winning could improve those attendance numbers and give Huskies fans something to look forward to during these long winters. Hopefully NIU’s next athletic director can help bring about positive change on the hardwood. Thumbs up: To DeKalb County Judge Robbin Stuckert for her refusal to grant another delay in the trial of William “Billy” Curl. Curl, 36, of DeKalb was indicted more than two years ago on charges including rape and murder in connection with the October 2010 slaying of Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller. Stuckert rejected a request Wednesday from defense attorneys to delay the trial out of concern that prosecutors would call an expert witness only days before the scheduled trial date. Curl’s trial already has been delayed twice, and the families of both the accused and the victim are ready for some kind of resolution. Curl’s trial remains on schedule to begin April 11. Thumbs up: To 50 years of making a difference. Opportunity House was founded in 1963 by a group of parents who bucked the convention of the time and, rather than putting their children with developmental disabilities in institutions, developed a way for them to live in and contribute to the community. Since then, the organization has helped people with a range of disabilities live independently or semi-independently; to get and keep jobs; and to have vibrant social lives. Not only do the clients benefit from such services but also the entire community benefits from those clients’ contributions. Thumbs up: To the five recipients of the 2013 DeKalb County Excellence in Education Awards, which were handed out this week at Kishwaukee College. The awards, started in 1999, recognize teachers, administrators and support staff for their dedication to their schools, students and communities. This year’s recipients were Jennifer Parsons of North Elementary School in Sycamore, Carol Vest of Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb, Thomas Sodaro of Herman E. Dummer School in Sandwich, Wendy Kuryliw of Lincoln Elementary School in DeKalb and Kara Poynter of Sycamore High School. Congratulations on a job well done. Thumbs up: To the early results of DeKalb’s housing bureau. City Housing Coordinator Carl Leoni told DeKalb aldermen Monday that he has opened 32 cases involving people committing crimes in and around their apartment since he started the job last month. Of those 32, at least six of the cases have moved into the eviction process. One building on the 800 block of Greenbrier Road was boarded up after city officials and the landlord realized the building was home to squatters and some drug activity. Another out-of-town landlord didn’t realize his property on Lewis Street had received 13 calls since Jan. 1. This new bureau and its cases should be monitored closely, but these early results seem to indicate Leoni is targeting the types of problems leaders hope to reduce.


A complacent budget plan Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., has now weighed in with a budget plan to counter the House Republican tax-and-spending blueprint. There has been halting but real deficit reduction progress in recent months. The United States faces no imminent budget “crisis.” The Democratic budget rightly pushes back against the more mindless anti-government impulses of the GOP. It is on the issue of entitlements that the Democrats’ document really disappoints. There is literally nothing – not a word – suggestive of trimming Social Security, whether through greater means-testing, a more realistic inflation adjustment or reforming disability benefits. The document’s fuzzy call for $275 billion in “health savings” is $125 billion less than the number President Obama has floated. In short, this document gives voters no reason to believe that Democrats have a viable plan for – or even a responsible public assessment of – the country’s longterm fiscal predicament. Read alongside the GOP’s own partisan outline, it leaves only a faint hope that sensible members of both parties, together with Mr. Obama, might yet meet in the serious middle. The Washington Post

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – U.S. Bill of Rights, First Amendment


Page A10 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

Daily Chronicle /








Mostly cloudy and colder

Partly sunny and chilly

Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow

Partly sunny, breezy and cold

Partly sunny and warmer

Partly sunny and warmer

Partly sunny and seasonal

High pressure will continue to build south from Canada. Surface winds will turn out of the northeast keeping temperatures a good 10 degrees below normal. A fair amount of clouds will linger around as well. St. Patrick’s Day will be a cold one, as high pressure remains to our north. Some sunshine will peek out, but more snow and rain will arrive late Sunday night.
















Winds: N 10-15 mph

Winds: E/NE 5-15 mph


Winds: S/SE 10-20 mph

Winds: NW 10-20 mph

Winds: N/NE 5-10 mph

Winds: E/SE 5-15 mph

Winds: E/SE 5-15 mph



DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 36° Low .............................................................. 25° Normal high ............................................. 44° Normal low ............................................... 27° Record high .............................. 80° in 2012 Record low ................................... 7° in 1979

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.06” Month to date ....................................... 2.08” Normal month to date ....................... 1.02” Year to date ............................................ 7.20” Normal year to date ............................ 4.04”



Mar 19 Mar 27

Apr 2


Apr 10

Lake Geneva 35/17

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


Rockford 38/20

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 38/21


Where is most of the world’s ice stored?

Joliet 38/24

La Salle 40/25

Evanston 36/25 Chicago 36/24

Aurora 38/22


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

Waukegan 36/19

Arlington Heights 35/23

DeKalb 34/24

Main ofender ................................................... N.A.

Streator 40/26

A: Ninety percent is stored in the Antarctic ice cap.

Sunrise today ................................ 7:05 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 7:03 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 9:30 a.m. Moonset today .................................... none Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:03 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 7:04 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................ 10:11 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................. 12:18 a.m.

Kenosha 36/19

8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate, 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 Unhealthy 201-300 Very Unhealthy, 301-500 Hazardous



Janesville 36/19

Hammond 38/26 Gary 39/24 Kankakee 40/25

Peoria 44/27

Pontiac 42/27


Hi 38 52 36 39 46 37 38 40 40 37 40 40 39 40 40 48 32 36 38 48 40 38 36 38 39

Today Lo W 22 c 35 c 19 sf 21 c 28 c 21 c 24 c 25 c 23 c 25 sf 24 c 25 c 22 c 25 c 24 c 29 c 20 sf 21 c 20 c 29 c 22 c 23 c 19 c 20 c 23 c

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 37 28 pc 42 38 r 35 26 pc 36 28 pc 39 33 sn 36 26 pc 38 29 pc 39 31 c 38 28 c 37 28 pc 39 29 c 40 31 c 37 28 pc 40 30 c 39 29 c 40 31 sn 31 24 pc 36 27 c 36 28 c 41 34 r 39 28 c 37 28 pc 32 25 pc 34 26 pc 38 28 pc


WEATHER HISTORY A giant storm on March 16, 1843, dumped heavy snow from the Mississippi Valley to New England. Little Rock, Ark., had 10 inches. New York City received more than 12 inches.

City Aurora Belleville Beloit Belvidere Champaign Elgin Joliet Kankakee Mendota Michigan City Moline Morris Naperville Ottawa Princeton Quincy Racine Rochelle Rockford Springield Sterling Wheaton Waukegan Woodstock Yorkville

Watseka 43/26


7 a.m. yest.

Kishwaukee Belvidere Perryville DeKalb

5.09 9.07 4.68

Flood stage

9.0 12.0 10.0

24-hr chg

-1.01 -6.84 -0.79

DRAW THE WEATHER Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s

Cold Front

Warm Front

Stationary Front

T-storms Rain Showers Snow Flurries

City Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Boston Bufalo Charleston, SC Charlotte Chicago

Hi 74 43 43 41 31 77 75 36

Today Lo W 52 pc 30 r 32 r 27 c 23 c 53 s 50 pc 24 c

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 74 55 pc 45 34 c 46 34 r 39 24 pc 33 23 pc 76 55 pc 69 49 c 36 28 pc


City Cincinnati Dallas Denver Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles

Hi 52 84 50 80 48 50 82 75

Today Lo W 32 c 60 s 31 sh 60 pc 30 c 32 c 59 pc 54 pc

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 41 38 r 75 55 pc 62 27 pc 82 63 pc 42 36 r 42 32 r 79 57 s 73 52 pc

City Louisville Miami Minneapolis New Orleans New York City Philadelphia Seattle Wash., DC

Hi 58 77 28 75 42 42 50 46

Today Lo W 39 sh 64 s 10 c 58 s 28 r 29 r 37 r 34 r

Legend: W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow lurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Lincolnshire Place a memory care residence “Hope for families coping with Alzheimer’s.”

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 47 41 r 78 69 s 29 23 c 76 63 pc 44 32 pc 45 32 pc 50 36 pc 48 38 r

Cloudy Ethan, Malta Elementary School Mail your weather drawings to: Geoff Wells, 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Forecasts and graphics, except WFLD forecasts, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2013

C Today For Call In Information or To Schedule A Tour

“An exceptional living environment combined with our highly-trained caregivers and Alzheimer’s professionals that allows you to have the peace of mind you deserve.”

Dedicated to Alzheimers mers and Dementia Care

710 Vellagio • Sycamore ycamore 8 15 89 815.895.9870 •


Dayan Viciedo hit a grand slam and drove in two more runs with a double to give him six RBIs in the White Sox’s 15-3 victory over the Cubs. PAGE B2

SECTION B Saturday, March 16, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Trio gets another shot to impress scouts AP photo

Figueroa helps Puerto Rico oust U.S. in WBC MIAMI – Once again, the United States could only watch as an opposing pitcher celebrated at the World Baseball Classic. This time it was 38-year-old right-hander Nelson Figueroa, who became the pride of Puerto Rico on Friday night when he led his team into the semifinals and eliminated the Americans, 4-3. After Figueroa threw his last pitch to end the sixth inning, he leaped off the mound with a hoot like a kid at recess, then ran to catcher Yadier Molina to share a hug. On Thursday, demonstrative Dominicans dominated the All-Star-laden U.S. lineup. The Americans endured a scoreless streak of 14 innings spanning the two defeats, and Figueroa limited them to two singles in six shutout innings. J.C. Romero escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and retired the final four batters for his first save. The last out triggered a pileup of Puerto Ricans behind the mound. They advanced for the first time to the semifinals, which begin Sunday in San Francisco. They’ll play the Dominican Republic today in the final game in Miami, which will determine seedings for the championship round. Two-time defending champion Japan and the Netherlands round out the final four. Figueroa (2-0) has a modest 20-35 record for six teams in nine major-league seasons, with his most recent bigleague game in May 2011. After pitching in Triple-A last year, he dominated the Americans, allowing only a single by Brandon Phillips in the fourth and a single by Jimmy Rollins in the sixth. Puerto Rico lost to the United States, 7-1, on Tuesday, then staved off elimination Wednesday, rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the eighth inning to beat Italy. The hits kept coming Friday, and the Puerto Ricans scored all four runs with two out. Mike Aviles had an RBI single in the first, and Andy Gonzalez doubled home two runs in the sixth. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Dallas, 7 p.m., CSN With their brief skid in the past, the Hawks are poised to begin another winning streak. After bouncing back from two straight defeats to win the opener of a four-game trip, the Hawks look to hand the Stars a fourth consecutive loss tonight.

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

8KEEP UP ONLINE Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Want the latest from the area’s prep sports scene? Follow our coverage on Facebook by searching for DC Preps or on Twitter at Follow our NIU athletics coverage on Facebook by searching for Huskie Wire or on Twitter at

Moore, Ashford and Melvin work out for Broncos and 49ers By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Martel Moore’s senior season speaks for itself. As Jordan Lynch’s main target during NIU’s historic 2012 season, the wideout caught 75 passes for 1,083 yards and 13 touchdowns. Since the Huskies’ loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl, Moore has worked on his technique and route running, knowing those are two main things pro scouts will have their eye on leading up to the NFL draft in April. Last week, Moore got a taste of the draft process, working out in front of

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to about 20 scouts at NIU’s pro day. Friday morning, Moore was in the spotlight once again during a private workout at Huskie Stadium. Moore worked out with former Huskies receiver Perez Ashford and former cornerback Rashaan Melvin, with scouts from the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers in attendance. With the draft at the end of April, AP file photo Moore, who already has a visit scheduled with the Seattle Seahawks, hasn’t Northern Illinois receiver Martel Moore leaps into the end zone after escaping from the

grasp of Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner during the second half of the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1 in Miami.

See HUSKIES, page B2


Rob Winner –

Lauren Paver takes a shot during a drill at soccer practice Wednesday at Hinckley-Big Rock High School. The junior was an honorable mention All-Area selection after scoring 10 goals and dishing off for 16 assists last year.

SOUR TASTE REMAINS Taeuber still smarting over OT loss in last year’s regional final By BRIAN HOXSEY HINCKLEY – It was a frustrating end to last year’s season for Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer coach Paul Taeuber and his club. The top-seeded Royals lost, 1-0, in overtime to Lisle in a

regional championship match to abruptly halt their campaign with a 13-8-3 record. Taeuber admits they had multiple chances in the contest but just didn’t finish at the net. He hopes that the returning players use that game as a building block entering this season.

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to “We had our shot, we hit the crossbar three or four times in that game,” Taeuber said. “It’s always hard to lose that last

game, especially in overtime. tell who is going to be where You hope the returning playon the field with not being ers learn from that able to get outside experience and use it for practices,” said as motivation.” Taeuber, who has Inside The Royals lost 16 girls out this Daily Chronicle spring. “I’m hoping Team preview All-Area first-team Lauren Paver and capsules on forward Kaitlin PhilJacqueline Madden, Page B3. lips to graduation now a year older, are after she scored 41 ready, and I think goals in 2012, but Taeuber is they are. Will that translate counting on a pair of players into finishing? I don’t know.” to combine to fill that role. See ROYALS, page B3 “It’s still kind of early to


Indiana savors hoops revival Big Ten tournament At The United Center Quarterfinals Today Indiana 80, Illinois 64 Wisconsin 68, Michigan 59 Ohio State 71, Nebraska 50 Michigan State 59, Iowa 56 Semifinals Today Indiana vs. Wisconsin, 12:40 p.m. Ohio St. vs. Michigan St., 3 p.m. Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

CHICAGO – Christian Watford remembers the dark days of Indiana basketball all too well. That’s why it feels so good for the senior forward and his teammates to be in the national spotlight. “We’ve been on both sides of the fence,” Watford said Friday as he scanned his team’s locker room. “That whole growing process makes us tougher. It fuels us at the end of the day.” It could fuel Indiana all the way toward its first NCAA championship in a generation. Everybody knows the Hoo-

VIEWS Tom Musick siers are going dancing, but they still are working hard to perfect their steps. They dominated Illinois for a 80-64 win in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, and a victory today against Wisconsin would match Indiana’s highest win total (28) since 1993. Some of the current Hoosiers weren’t alive in 1993.

See MUSICK, page B2

AP photo

Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell (right) and Illinois’ Tracy Abrams battle for a rebound during the second half of a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game Friday at the United Center. The No. 3 Hoosiers won, 80-64.


Page B2 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY 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.

MONDAY Baseball Boylan Catholic at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Harlem at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Sandwich at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Orangeville at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Softball Orangeville at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Hampshire, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Byron, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Lisle at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Burlington Central at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis IMSA at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m.


Cubs prospect Almora has broken hand Prized Cubs prospect Albert Almora, who potentially was ticketed to begin the season with the Kane County Cougars, has broken a bone in his hand, according to reports. The outfielder is expected to miss three to four weeks of baseball activities before rehabbing and is forecast to return to games in late May. Cubs manager Dale Sveum told reporters the injury is “not a career problem or anything like that.” Almora, 18, was the sixth overall pick in June’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He batted .321 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 33 games between Rookie League Arizona and Short-A Boise. Cougars manager Mark Johnson managed Boise to the Northwest League championship series in 2012. The Cougars are set to open the season against Quad Cities at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

Bears agree to 1-year deal with CB Bowman LAKE FOREST – The Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with cornerback Zack Bowman. Bowman has appeared in 57 games with 16 starts over five seasons with the Bears, recording seven interceptions and 13 pass break ups and five fumble recoveries – including two for touchdowns.

Raiders sign former Bears LB Roach ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders found the potential replacement for disappointing former first-round pick Rolando McClain, agreeing to a freeagent contract Friday with former Bears linebacker Nick Roach. The Raiders announced the deal with Roach, who is the second linebacker signed by the team this week, after a threeyear, $6 million deal given to Kaluka Maiava on Wednesday. Maiava is expected to replace Philip Wheeler, who left to sign a five-year, $26 million deal with Miami earlier this week. The deal with Roach fills the hole in the middle created by McClain’s disappointing play. “It just seemed like Oakland was an opportunity that was too good to pass up,” Roach said. – From staff, wire reports

Daily Chronicle /


Viciedo powers Sox Fourth-inning grand slam starts rout

• HUSKIES Continued from page B1

The ASSOCIATED PRESS GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dayan Viciedo impressed his manager and teammates with an opposite-field grand slam to right-center field in the White Sox’s 15-3 victory over the Cubs on Friday. “He’s special when he starts hitting the ball over there like that,” manager Robin Ventura said. Viciedo, the 24-yearold left fielder nicknamed “Tank” for his powerful 5-foot-11, 230-pound build, drove in two more runs with a double to give him six RBIs. The only out he made was on a hard liner to first, which Ventura likes seeing. He wants Viciedo to use the whole field and not pull everything. “We can keep him right there,” Ventura said. “I think that’s the fight you have with young guys, he wants to pull everything. But somebody like him, he’s strong enough to take it over there and put up some big numbers.” Viciedo’s slam against reliever Hector Rondon landed halfway up the lawn seating beyond the wall. Dewayne Wise and Jor-

NIU trio just craving opportunity

AP photo

White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo (right) is greeted by Conor Gillaspie (12) and Angel Sanchez (5) after hitting a grand slam against the Cubs in the fourth inning of the Sox’s 15-3 win Friday in Glendale, Ariz.


Next vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. today, AM720; vs. Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. today, WGN

dan Danks also homered, and Gavin Floyd allowed one run over 51/3 innings as the Sox beat their crosstown rival for the second time in two games this season. Wise homered for the third time this spring, and Paul Konerko raised his average to .394 with a single and a double. Konerko also walked and scored two runs. “Guys are getting closer, and want them feeling pretty

vs. Oakland, 3:05 p.m. today, AM-670

good swinging the bat,” Ventra said. “Even though we are missing (right fielder Alex) Rios and (center fielder Alejandro) De Aza, we are still swinging it pretty good.” Rios and De Aza, who figure to bat third and first, respectively, are playing in the World Baseball Classic. Wise and Danks have benefitted with extra playing time in the spring. Danks drove in five runs.

Hoosiers fans the majority in United Center thirds to three-fourths of the building. Continued from page B1 “We love it,” Indiana junior forward Will Sheehey None of them was alive in said. “We want them to keep 1987, the year of Indiana’s fifth coming.” and most recent championship. They will, as long as the Welcome to the rebirth Hoosiers keep winning. of one of college basketball’s Fans who arrive will be proudest programs. treated to terrific defense, No one is throwing chairs constant ball movement and a la Bob Knight, but fans are at least a couple of NBA-calithrowing around big money ber players. Sophomore center in hopes of witnessing a part Cody Zeller is a dependable of history. At last check, 7-footer who should have a lower-level tickets for today’s long career at the next level, game were starting at more while junior guard Victor than $200 apiece online, while Oladipo is a tenacious defendupper-deck seats were starting er who can make electrifying at more than $100 apiece. plays on offense. The ticket market outside Oladipo’s 360-degree slam of the United Center was parin the final minutes against ticularly one-sided Friday. Illinois was something to Everywhere, fans dressed behold. in Hoosier red raised their finTo finish a four-on-zero gers and barked out numbers. break, Oladipo starred in “Need two!” a one-man dunk contest. “Need one!” He timed his steps, soared “Need three!” toward the rim, twisted his Many must have found a body and threw down a dunk way into the stadium, which that earned 10s from here to was filled with red from the Evansville. floor level to the top row of “It was just a last-second the upper deck. Sure, there thought,” Oladipo said. “I were pockets of orange for the thought about it while I was in Fighting Illini, but Indiana the air. … “And, no, that’s not my fans filled anywhere from two-


best one.” Yeesh. Perhaps most impressive about Indiana is that outcomes do not hinge on one or two players. From pass-first guards to key role players, everyone seems to play a role in the group’s success. It’s the type of formula that tends to work in March. “Sitting where we’re sitting, the team has been the headline-maker,” coach Tom Crean said. “Because these guys are so unselfish and they’re so selfless with one another and the way that they work.” A few years ago, Indiana would have been the last team in the Big Ten to make headlines. Not anymore. The spotlight is only getting brighter. “It feels good, but you can’t just sit back and relish in that moment right now,” Watford said. “There’s still work to be done.”

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

done a ton of thinking about where or if he’ll get drafted. He just wants to show he can be a receiver at the NFL level, get into a camp and get on the field. It starts with the predraft process, where Moore just wants to continue where he left off his senior year and prove to teams that he can run NFL routes. Friday, he and Ashford caught passes from former Huskies quarterback ChanMartel Moore dler Harnish, who also threw at pro day. “Route running, catching ability. I know I’ve got more football speed than just Perez Ashford flat-out time speed,” Moore said. “That’s something that I have to show them, how I can run real routes real fast Rashaan and I can break Melvin tackles.” Ashford’s senior numbers – 34 catches, 373 yards and a touchdown, were down from his junior season (47 catches, 530 yards and three touchdowns), but the Shaker Heights, Ohio, native missed five games because of a knee injury. After the Mid-American Conference Championship Game, Ashford finally felt healthy. Ashford thought his pro day, which included a 40yard dash time 4.48, went well. Friday, he thought he was able to show off his hands. At this point in the process, Ashford is ready for anything. “Just being prepared for the unexpected,” he said. “That’s what I would say mostly, prepare for the unexpected, because coaches can call you at any time.” Both players just want an opportunity. “I’m just hoping to get picked up and get a shot. Just to get through the door,” Ashford said. “And if I get through the door, then, God-willing, I show them my talents and make the roster.” Moore was a lightly recruited receiver coming out of high school in San Antonio, but proved he was a legitimate college receiver. He hopes to do the same in the pros. “I’m just the type of person, it’s been the hard way ever since I’ve got out of high school,” Moore said. “I just want to get [to the NFL], show my ability and do what I did here.”

8WEEKEND TV SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S SCHEDULE Baseball Cubs vs. Kansas City, 3 p.m., WGN World Baseball Classic, second round, Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic, noon, MLB Men’s basketball Conference USA, championship, Southern Miss vs. Memphis, 10:30 a.m., CBS America East, championship, Albany (N.Y.) at Vermont, 10:30 a.m., ESPN2 SEC, semifinal, Florida vs. Alabama, noon, ABC ACC, semifinal, Miami vs. N.C. State, noon, ESPN Big Ten, semifinal, Indiana vs. Wisconsin, 12:40 p.m., CBS SEC, semifinal, Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi or Missouri, 2 p.m., ABC ACC, semifinal, Maryland vs. North Carolina or Florida St., 2 p.m., ESPN Big Ten, semifinal, Ohio St. vs. Michigan St., 3 p.m., CBS SWAC, championship, Prairie View vs. Southern, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2 Mountain West, championship, New Mexico vs UNLV or Colorado St., 5 p.m., CBS Big 12, championship, Kansas vs. Kansas St. or Oklahoma St., 5 p.m., ESPN MAC, Akron vs. Ohio, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2 Big East, championship, Syracuse vs. Louisville or Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Southland, championship, Stephen F. Austin vs. Northwestern St., 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 Big West, championship, Long Beach St. or UC Irvine vs. Pacific or Cal Poly, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2 Pac-12, championship, UCLA vs. Utah or Oregon, 10 p.m., ESPN Women’s basketball MVC, semifinal, Wichita State vs. Northern Iowa, 1:30 p.m., CSN WAC, championship, Idaho vs. Seattle, 2 p.m., ESPNU MVC, semifinal, Creighton vs. Illinois State or Bradley, 4 p.m., CSN A10, championship, St. Joseph’s vs. Fordham, 6 p.m., ESPNU Golf PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC LPGA, Founders Cup, third round, 3 p.m., TGC Auto racing NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300, 1 p.m., ESPN2 Soccer Premier League, Manchester City at Everton, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 MLS, D.C. United at New York, 11:30 a.m., NBC MLS, Fire at Kansas City, 2 p.m., NBCSN MLS, Portland at Seattle, 7 p.m., NBCSN Boxing Welterweights, Jessie Vargas (21-0-0) vs. Wale Omotoso (23-0-0);

champion Timothy Bradley Jr. (29-00) vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1-0), for WBO welterweight title, 9:15 p.m., HBO College softball Tennessee at Florida, 10 a.m., ESPNU Men’s lacrosse Johns Hopkins at Syracuse, noon, ESPNU

Auto racing Formula One, Australian Grand Prix, 12:30 a.m., NBCSN NHRA, Gatornationals qualifying, 12:30 a.m., ESPN2 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Food City 500, 11:30 a.m., FOX NHRA, Gatornationals, 6 p.m., ESPN2 (same-day tape) Golf PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Classic, final SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC Baseball LPGA, Founders Cup, final round, 3 Cubs vs. Oakland, 3 p.m., WGN p.m., TGC WGC, semifinal, teams TBD, 8 p.m., Women’s basketball MLB Horizon, championship, teams Men’s basketball TBD, noon, ESPNU SEC, championship, teams TBD, Missouri Valley, championship, noon, ABC A10, championship, teams TBD, teams TBD, 1 p.m., CSN noon, CBS NEC, championship, teams TBD, 4 ACC, championship, teams TBD, p.m., ESPNU noon, ESPN CAA, championship, teams TBD, 4 Big Ten, championship, teams TBD, p.m., CSN (tape-delay) 2:30 p.m., CBS Tennis NCAA Division I tournament, SelecATP World Tour/WTA, BNP Paribas tion Show, 5 p.m., CBS Open, men’s and women’s champiNIT Selection Show, 8 p.m., ESPNU onships, 2 p.m., ESPN2 Pro basketball Soccer New York at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 MLS, Houston at Dallas, noon, p.m., ABC ESPN2 Pro hockey Men’s lacrosse Boston at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m., Michigan vs. Colgate, 2 p.m., NBC ESPNU Wolves vs. Rockford, 3 p.m., Track WPWR-50 NCAA Indoor national championBuffalo vs. Washington, 6:30 p.m., ships, 6 p.m., ESPNU NBCSN

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 40 25 .615 Bulls 35 29 .547 Milwaukee 32 32 .500 Detroit 23 44 .343 Cleveland 22 43 .338 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 38 25 .603 Brooklyn 38 27 .585 Boston 35 29 .547 Toronto 26 40 .394 Philadelphia 24 40 .375 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 50 14 .781 Atlanta 36 29 .554 Washington 22 42 .344 Orlando 18 48 .273 Charlotte 14 51 .215

GB — 4½ 7½ 18 18 GB — 1 3½ 13½ 14½ GB — 14½ 28 33 36½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 50 16 .758 Memphis 44 20 .688 Houston 36 30 .545 Dallas 31 34 .477 New Orleans 22 44 .333 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 49 17 .742 Denver 45 22 .672 Utah 33 32 .508 Portland 30 34 .469 Minnesota 22 41 .349 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 45 21 .682 Golden State 37 29 .561 L.A. Lakers 35 32 .522 Sacramento 23 43 .348 Phoenix 22 44 .333 x-clinched playoff spot

GB — 5 14 18½ 28 GB — 4½ 15½ 18 25½ GB — 8 10½ 22 23

Friday’s Results Bulls at Golden State (n) Toronto 92, Charlotte 78 L.A. Lakers 99, Indiana 93 Washington 96, New Orleans 87 Atlanta 107, Phoenix 94 Houston 108, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 117, Orlando 104 Dallas 96, Cleveland 86 Miami 107, Milwaukee 94 Denver 87, Memphis 80 Today’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. Sunday’s Games Orlando at Milwaukee, noon Miami at Toronto, noon New York at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

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 27 11 10 6 28 Columbus 28 10 12 6 26 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 26 13 7 6 32 Minnesota 26 14 10 2 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 26 14 10 2 30 San Jose 26 12 8 6 30 Phoenix 27 13 11 3 29 Dallas 26 12 11 3 27

GF GA 87 59 83 79 70 71 62 68 63 76 GF GA 75 72 64 64 64 76 69 84 65 78 GF GA 89 64 76 69 62 64 77 77 68 73

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 28 20 8 0 40 103 79 New Jersey 28 13 9 6 32 71 79 N.Y. Rangers 26 13 11 2 28 65 64 N.Y. Islanders 27 12 12 3 27 79 88 Philadelphia 29 13 15 1 27 79 88 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. Friday’s Results Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1 (SO) Nashville at Calgary (n) Detroit at Edmonton (n) Today’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. Sunday’s Games Boston at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

MLB SPRING TRAINING Friday’s Results White Sox 15, Cubs 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Miami 3 Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1 (10 inn.) Baltimore 3, Boston (ss) 3 (10 inn.) N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 2 Detroit 4, Toronto 2 St. Louis 5, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 3, Houston 2 San Francisco 5, Texas 2 San Diego (ss) 8, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 7 Milwaukee 4, Cleveland 3 Kansas City (ss) 7, San Diego (ss) 5 Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 5 Arizona 2, Oakland 2, tie Boston (ss) 5, Minnesota 0 Colorado vs. Cincinnati (n) Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Yankees (ss), 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. White Sox, 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Cincy (ss) vs. San Francisco (ss), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland (ss), 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado, 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington, 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs. Cleveland, 9:05 p.m.


Daily Chronicle /

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM PREVIEWS sists last year and Taeuber said she is becoming a more physical presence Coach: Phil Rouse (sixth season, on the field with great vision. 57-44-7) H-BR’s defense returns a number Last season: 14-7-1 (8-2 Northern of key players, including Banigan Illinois Big 12) and Flanigan. Postseason result: Lost, 1-0, to Taeuber’s take: “Will really look Sycamore in Class 2A regional final to see how we pick up scoring this Key returners: Maddie Frye, jr., year. Last year, nearly 60 percent of GK; Kelli Cardine, sr., MF; Sophie Dumbacher, sr., F; Abby Hickey, jr., our goals generated through Kaitlin Phillips. This year will be much MF; Carlie Hayes, sr., D Outlook: The Barbs have appeared more balanced attack.” in five consecutive regional chamINDIAN CREEK pionship matches, but haven’t won Coach: Luke Anderson (second one. They’ll look to finally get over season, 8-15-1) the hump with 14 varsity players Last season: 8-15-1 and eight seniors back from a team Postseason result: Lost, 4-1, to that won the Barbfest tournament Aurora Central Catholic in Class 1A and was third in the NI Big 12. regional semifinal Rouse’s take: “Key factors for Key returners: Christina Sommerour team will be the same as every feld, sr., F; Sam Meredith, sr., D; Baiteam every season: steadily improve as the season moves forward, ley Martenson, so., F; Emily Schilling, so., F; Madison Spooner, so., F stay healthy, win all our home Impact newcomers: Jacklyn contests and win as many contests Bouma, fr.; Alex Turner, fr.; Madison on the road as possible.” Russell, fr.; Josie Diehl, fr., GK Outlook: Indian Creek continues GENOA-KINGSTON to build its program in Anderson’s Coach: Randy Tate (eighth seasecond year as the coach. son, 73-68-6) A number of freshmen likely will Last season: 9-11 (4-6 Big Northsee quality minutes for the Timberern Conferene East) wolves, who are looking to reformat Postseason result: Lost, 4-0, to St. Edward in Class 1A regional final their back line. Anderson’s take: “I have been Key returners: Shannon Schumpleased with the girls’ intensity acher, sr., F; Julia Mendoza, sr., F/ and focus so far this season. The MF; Ixtel Viramontes, sr., D; Katie team has great chemistry and is Gahlbeck, sr., D; Perla Orozco, jr., willing to work hard to achieve our MF; Allie Pfeiffer, jr., MF; Viviana season’s goals.” Beltran, so., F; Ashley Grimm, so., MF; Alanna Wilcox, so., MF; Katie KANELAND McCluskey, so., D; Nicole Hebel, so., Coach: Scott Parillo (ninth seaMF; Alyssa Edwards, jr., GK Impact newcomers: Abbey Ras- son, 90-69-18) Last season: 13-6-1 (7-2-1 NI Big 12) mussen, fr., MF/F; Katey Kuprius, Postseason result: Lost, 1-0, to fr., MF/F; Danielle Johnson, fr.; Libby Crystal Lake Central in Class 2A Hanson, fr. Outlook: The Cogs have a couple of regional semfinals Key returners: Jordan Ginther, sr. players coming off ACL injuries who GK; Brooke Harner, sr., D; Michelle could play pivotal roles this season. Ortiz, jr., MF; Heather Ortiz, so., MF The BNC East will continue to be Impact newcomers: Emily competitive as Richmond-Burton, Grams, so.; Sage Schlehofer, fr., which G-K plays twice, returns a number of starters from last year’s D; Kiandra Powell, fr., MF; Nicole Koczka, fr., D; Gaby Cano, fr., MF third-place state team. Outlook: Kaneland only lost three Tate’s take: “A key factor for us this year will be staying healthy and players to graduation and return many starters from last year’s keeping everyone available. With team. The Knights only surrendered low numbers, we are not a deep 14 goals last season and should be team. If everyone stays healthy, equally tough defensively in 2013 we could move up a notch in the with Purdue commit Jordan Ginther conference.” returning at goalie. Parillo’s take: “If we can gel HIAWATHA quickly and stay away from injuries, Coach: Kyle Monestero (third we should be competitive with any year, 11-17-2) team in the area. We are a little on Last season: 3-9-2 the young side, but we should be Postseason result: Lost, 9-2, to Elgin Academy in Class 1A regional competitive.” quarterfinal SYCAMORE Outlook: Hiawatha is low on Coach: Dave Lichamer (11th numbers, but hopes to make up for it with more experienced and skilled season, 152-66-17) Last season: 16-9-1 (9-1 NI Big 12) players. Monestero said a number co-conference champion of new freshmen have played club Postseason result: Lost, 2-1, soccer, something Hiawatha hasn’t to Freeport in Class 2A sectional had a lot of in the past. semifinal; regional champions With a young team, Monestero Key returners: Lauren Miller, jr., still is trying to figure out correct MF; Alyssa Hemmerich, so., MF; positions and formations, but the Katherine Kohler, jr., MF; Jessica cold weather has made it tough in Johnson, sr., MF; Alyssa Maillefer, the early going. Monestero’s take: “Our team is a so., MF; Paige Kohler, jr., D; Alexis lot younger. We lost a large amount Divita, so., D Impact newcomers: Amanda of seniors last year and we have Cook, fr., GK; Janee Carlson, so., MF five freshmen coming in this year. Outlook: Sycamore lost seven We’re a very small squad of 15. I seniors from last year’s conference feel very good about this squad. and regional champs, including Bowling Green commit Emma NorHINCKLEY-BIG ROCK ris, but returns a lot of talent as well. Coach: Paul Taeuber (sixth seaThe Spartans have a number of son, 53-42-17) tough nonconference matches, Last season: 13-8-3 including a couple of matches in the Postseason result: Lost, 1-0, to Lisle in OT in Class 1A regional final highly regarded Pepsi Showdown, and should again be the favorite in Key returners: Lauren Paver, jr., F; Jacqueline Madden, so., MF; Emily the NI Big 12. Banigan, sr., D; Caitlin Flanigan, jr., D Lichamer’s take: “We will need to stay healthy through some of Outlook: The return of senior our multi-game stretches that will Kaitlin Phillips provided much of the really test our depth.” offense for H-BR last season, but the Royals won’t have that luxury in – Ross Jacobson, 2013. Paver had 10 goals and 16


Saturday, March 16, 2013 • Page B3

Klein, Flanigan should be key players for Royals • ROYALS Continued from page B1 Paver, a junior, was an honorable mention All-Area selection after scoring 10 goals and dishing off for 16 assists, while sophomore Madden dented the net nine times and had three helpers. Also key players for H-BR, Taeuber said, will be sophomore Anne Klein and junior Caitlin Flanigan. He sees Klein making great strides and Flanigan, he says, is a steady, fundamentally sound defender. “She may have a bigger role on this team than even she imagines,” said Taeuber of Flanigan. H-BR will continue to implement its 4-4-2 attack and Taeuber said it will be a matter of finding the right personnel to make the right fit. However, it is the goal keeper position that might take the longest time in finding the correct piece to the puzzle. “Our keeper from last sea-

Rob Winner –

Caitlin Flanigan (left) passes the ball during a drill Wednesday at soccer practice at Hinckley-Big Rock High School. son decided to go out for track, so we have two or three keepers trying out for that spot, but no-

we get games going, and by the end of the year we’ll know who is right for the team.”

body has that as a permanent role as of yet,” Taeuber said. “They’ll all get a chance when

If I could help you hear better would you let me? ©Hearing Help Express®, Inc.

You’d be: Keith Taylor Illinois Licensed Hearing Specialist since 1989

✓ happier, healthier ✓ more active, ✓ and maybe richer

Let me explain...

Most hearing loss occurs so gradually that you may be the last to know it is happening to you. However, to others (friends, family, co-workers, even your boss) it may be obvious that something is not right. Hearing loss makes it seem like you don’t pay attention or that you are much older than you really are. Untreated hearing loss can cause you to retreat into isolation and lose touch with the people and activities most important to you. As you constantly strain to hear what people are saying, it can also cause irritability, fatigue, tension and depression. It doesn’t have to be this way. Over 90% of people that get help for their hearing report improvements in their quality of life. Studies confirm that people that get help for their hearing are more active, happier, healthier, and have higher earning potential than people with untreated hearing loss.

To get you started, here’s $100 off any Starkey hearing aid.

Not just any Starkey hearing aid, the newest and the best! SoundLens

Ignite / Tour

3 Series

as low as $1599

SPRING STOCK-UP SALE! Nature’s Variety Instinct Kibble for Dogs and Nature’s Variety Instinct Kibble for Cats

as low as $999

as low as $1699

Bakery & Pet Chef Pet Toys & Supplies Holistic Dog & Cat Food A-paw-thecary

Carol Dean & Jody Meerdink – Owners 2684 DeKalb Avenue • Sycamore, IL 815-758-8300 • Fax: 815-758-8322

Call today to schedule your free hearing check-up.

SAVE $100

(815) 758-0157 ext. 87-905

off of each Starkey hearing instrument you purchase by April 15, 2013.


TODAY! SPLASH OF COLOR 1700 DeKalb Avenue Sycamore, IL 60178 815-899-7665

Specializing in

Includes Risk-free 45-day home trial.


Please don’t wait. Limited time offer expires 04/15/2013.

Pool Supplies by

Customer Care Center 1300 South 7th St • DeKalb, IL 60115

Coupon can not be combined with any other offer. Hearing Help Express, Inc. • 815-758-0157 ext. 87-905 1300 S 7th Street • DeKalb, IL 60115


Page B4 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

Daily Chronicle /



Zeller leads Hoosiers

Badgers upset Wolverines from the field. Tim Hardaway No. 8 Michigan St. 59, Iowa Jr. shook off a leg injury in the 56: Adreian Payne had 18 first half and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, leadpoints and nine boards. ing the Spartans to victory. No. 10 Ohio St. 71, NebrasKeith Appling and Gary ka 50: DeShaun Thomas and Harris had 13 points apiece Sam Thompson had 19 points for the Spartans (25-7), who apiece, helping Ohio State trailed by 12 midway through rout Nebraska. the second half. They advance The Buckeyes turned a to play Ohio State in the next close game into a runaway round in a rematch of last seawith an impressive 30-5 spree son’s tournament championspanning halftime. ship, won by Michigan State. Ross finished with 11 points Iowa (21-12) was oh so close for the Buckeyes (24-7), who to an upset victory that could have won six straight games have cemented a spot in the field and seven of eight overall. for next week’s NCAA tournaB r a n d o n U b e l h a d 1 6 ment. Instead, the Hawkeyes points and seven rebounds for will have to sweat out a nervous Selection Sunday. the Cornhuskers (15-18).

The ASSOCIATED PRESS By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO – No matter what happens the rest of the way, Indiana coach Tom Crean believes his team deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. He probably won’t have to lobby hard if the Hoosiers keep this up. Cody Zeller scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Indiana past Illinois, 80-64, on Friday in the Big Ten quarterfinals. The top-seeded Hoosiers (27-5) are off to a good start after claiming their first outright conference title in two decades and earning a firstround bye. They took control midway through the first half and with-

stood a mild push in the second, avenging a two-point loss at Illinois (22-12) last month. That set up a matchup with Wisconsin in today’s semifinals. Win or lose, though, Crean said his team should get a No. 1 seed come Sunday. “I would think – I would hope – we’ve done enough,” he said. “I think when Cody Zeller you have the league the way that it is and you win it outright the way that we did ... I think one of the bigger things is the way that we played on the road, and the only home losses that Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State have are to us. I think that says a lot because those

are also three teams that can win a national championship and have been considered that way most of the year.” Ohio State actually lost at home to Kansas in December. Even so, Crean’s bigger point holds. The one-point win at Michigan on Sunday gave the Hoosiers the conference championship, and just as he did in that one, Zeller came up big in this game. He was 9 of 11 from the field and hit all six free throws after scoring a season-high 25 against the Wolverines. “They were double teaming so I was trying to find the open man,” he said. “But even if I don’t score it, it opens up a lot of things for our shooters on the outside. I thought we did a nice job of that and it opened up a lot.”

All About EYES®

CHICAGO – Ben Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 22 Wisconsin knocked off No. 6 Michigan, 68-59, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center. Traevon Jackson had 16 points for the Badgers (22-10), who will play top-seeded Indiana in the semifinals today. Ryan Evans added 12 points, six rebounds and six assist. Trey Burke had 19 points and seven assists for Michigan (26-7), but the Big Ten player of the year was 8 for 22



Finish your GED test by the end of 2013 and get started on the life you deserve. With a high school credential, more doors open to a better job, college, and the respect you deserve. The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then. Answer the call today. ®

DeKalb 2201 Sycamore Rd (815) 754-2020

Visit Or call 815-825-2086, ext. 3180

OPEN Mon–Fri 9-7, Sat 9–6, Sun 11–5 6430 E. State St, Rockford IL (815) 708-8561 2730 Rt. 34, Oswego IL (630) 551-1400 4304 E. Lincolnway, Sterling IL (815) 626-2020

GED® and GED Testing Services® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education. Used under license. Copyright © 2012 GED Testing Service LLC. All Rights Reserved.




Jennifer Mayor Jennifer Groce GroceFor ForDeKalb DeKalb Mayor I envision a DeKalb that is known as a safe community where people are proud to live, to do business, to receive an outstanding education, and to visit. I envision a city where excellence is expected in all that we do, a city where our service, partnership, and planning are celebrated. This is our moment DeKalb! New leadership at the City and NIU provides an important opportunity to make needed improvements. I am committed to leading our city forward and creating a stronger DeKalb.

PUBLIC SAFETY I will seek to significantly increase public safety in our community. I will pursue a comprehensive and pro-active system to protect our residents and to ensure that our community remains safe and welcoming.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT I will work to encourage new business development and the growth of existing Industry to increase living-wage jobs and to diversify our tax base. I will work to foster a market-driven, regional approach with the public and private sectors.

NIU PARTNERSHIP I will work to build a stronger strategic partnership with NIU to better harness our combined potential on civic, economic, and cultural levels, which will benefit both DeKalb and NIU immeasurably.

Vote GROCE for DeKalb Mayor on April 9 WWW.GROCEFORDEKALB.COM Paid for by the Committee to Elect Jennifer Groce


SECTION C Saturday, March 16, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

CHOPSHOP The art of finding the right pair of chopsticks


By SANAE NOKURA The Washington Post

s the saying goes, you are what you eat – and by that measure, the chopsticks you eat with can also say a lot about your personality. At Ginza Natsuno Honten in Tokyo’s Ginza district, Toshiki Sato manages a chopstick specialty store that sells a dizzying array of more than 2,600 types of chopsticks of all lengths, colors and designs. After graduating from college, Sato first worked as a cram school teacher before joining BioNet Co., the company that manages Ginza Natsu no. He was put in charge of the main store in 2011 and now develops new products by visiting chopstick manufacturers nationwide. At the shop, he also sharpens chopsticks that have been broken or rounded off. The most important criteria when choosing a pair of chopsticks, Sato says, is whether it fits the size of your hand and accentuates your dishes and plates. An appropriate length for chopsticks is 1.5 times longer than the line connecting the tip of your thumb to your index finger when held at a right angle. As for thickness, it depends on how comfortable they are to hold. Women are recommended to choose slightly thinner chopsticks to make their hands look beautiful. “Try holding five to 10 pairs, and you’ll definitely find one you love,” Sato said. In addition to length, texture and how the chopsticks feel in your hand or when you eat is also important. Sato recommends finding pairs made of natural materials, such as wood and lacquer. Many chopsticks are made from hardwood trees, such as ebony and rosewood. “You can easily see curving techniques in wooden chopsticks,” Sato said. The shape of a chopstick can vary from triangular to 10-sided, and each feels different to the person holding them. Octagonal chopsticks are almost round and fit snugly in the hand, making them popular among women, Sato said. Meanwhile, triangular chopsticks are easy to hold, even for men with big fingers. Bamboo chopsticks are light and flexible, and due to an abundance of bamboo, relatively cheap. They also are handy when eating food that doesn’t need to be cut, like noodles. Wooden chopsticks are often decorated with colorful lacquer or other kinds of coating. Varnished chopsticks also can prevent food from staining the wood. Those with more elegant shells and lacquer can be great wedding gifts. Sato also recommends switching up your chopsticks to match your food. Called “yoto bashi,” there is a variety of chopsticks that have been made with a special purpose in mind. When eating ochazuke (tea poured over rice) or from a bowl, use flat chopsticks as they can pick up food more easily. Those with round tips are good for stirring natto and won’t leave

Washington Post photos

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Toshiki Saro manages a chopstick specialty store in Tokyo. “Try holding five or 10 pairs and you’ll definitely find one you love,” he says. These lacquered chopsticks have ceramic rests and handles. Chopsticks differ in shapes, based on personal preference and comfort. For example, octagonal chopsticks are almost round and fit snugly in the hand, making them popular among women. scratches on your bowl. A lover of ramen, Sato said he uses special chopsticks with a built-in “noodle stopper” when eating the dish. “It’s amazingly easy to eat. By changing your chopsticks to fit your food, they can be considered as a tool,” he said. According to Sato, these days people aren’t aware of proper chopstick etiquette. Some spear their food (sashi bashi) or hover them above plates when deciding what to eat (mayoi bashi). Others also use their chopsticks to pull over dishes (yose bashi). “Japanese people have a keen appreciation for chopsticks. Find your favorite pair and use them with care,

and your manners will naturally improve,” Sato said. Once a pair has been chosen, find hashioki, or chopstick rests, to bring a touch of sophistication to your dinner table. Ceramic hashioki also come in a variety of shapes and designs, and it can be fun to change motifs according to the season – for example, cherry blossoms for spring, hydrangea for summer, maple leaf for autumn and camellia for winter. Hashioki shaped like soccer balls or planes can be a good gift for men, Sato said. Hashioki also can be made from sea shells, glass or metal. “Hashioki can be a small, easy way to accentuate your dinner table,” Sato said.


Page C2 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

Daily Chronicle /

FAMILY TIME | 5 money habits to help find true wealth

Tip of the week Bruce Helmer, co-founder of Wealth Enhancement Group and author of “Real Wealth: How to Make Smart Money Choices for What Matters Most to You,” recommends five smart things to do with your money: 1. Spend it. Everyone spends money, but the key is to make thoughtful choices and determine necessities versus luxuries. Based on your personal values, necessities will vary, so it’s important to take a realistic look at your priorities. Then you can determine what you need now and what can wait for the future. Remember to avoid consumer debt and only spend what you currently have for day-to-day expenses. If you can’t pay off a credit card each month, don’t use it. Not only are you paying high rates of interest, but you’re forfeiting the return you could be earning on those dollars if

they were invested. 2. Save it. There are three main reasons to save: emergencies, spending and investing. Start with an emergency fund. Prior to the Great Recession, most people saved three month’s worth of expenses. Today, with continued economic instability, six months is a wiser choice. How much of your income should you save? A good goal is at least 10 percent. Remember, saving and investing are different. Saving puts money in a secure place readily available to you – making it a liquid asset. Investing puts money away, allowing it to grow for future use. 3. Invest it. Investing is a key part of growing your finances and securing your future. Smart investors make it a habit to pay themselves first, meaning each payday they designate a specific amount of money to investment accounts. Remember, a long-term investment plan with consistency and stability will overcome market swings. Start investing as soon as you can – time is a great ally. 4. Manage your tax burden. Taxes are an often-overlooked part of financial planning. But knowing how your money will be taxed today and in the future can help you make wise decisions. It’s safe to say most people want to pay as little taxes as possible, and your decisions


today will help you do that. Balance taxable investments like CDs, money market accounts and bonds with taxdeferred investments like 401(k)s and traditional IRAs. Do not forget about the importance of tax-advantaged investments like Roth IRAs and life insurance too. Balancing these three types of taxable investments is important to a long-term financial strategy. 5. Give it away. At face value, giving money away may sound a little crazy, but sharing your wealth can be a rewarding part of a financial plan. Whether it be to a nonprofit, a faith community or to your own children, sharing money either during your lifetime or upon death is gratifying and can have many economic benefits. Charitable donations done now are tax deductable this year, but other types of giving provide benefits in the future. For example, donating money in a will can possibly lower the estate tax liability to your heirs. Because tax laws are complex, it’s important to work with a professional who can guide you in the right direction. – Brandpoint

Family movie night “Jack the Giant Slayer” Rated: PG-13 Length: 114 minutes

Synopsis: This is a modern take on the “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale, directed by Bryan Singer. Violence/scary rating: 3.5 Sexual-content rating: 2 Profanity rating: 2.5 Drugs/alcohol rating: 1 Family Time rating: 3. This is a decent family film, but make sure your kids can handle seeing giants eat things. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “Requiem,” by Lauren Oliver Ages: 14-17 Pages: 432 Synopsis: This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling “Delirium” trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. ... Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in “Requiem,” and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer

a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels. As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancé of the young mayor. “Requiem” is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge. With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, “Requiem” brings the “Delirium” trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. – HarperCollins Publishers

Did you know? Scientists at the Columbia Center of Children’s Environmental Health recently reported that BPA – which has been tied to a variety of health problems – is linked to an increased risk of asthma in children.

– GateHouse News Service

Health system names doctors of the year

101st birthday Eleanor Price will celebrate her 101st birthday on Wednesday, March 20. A resident of Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, Ellie joins several other centenarians now living at the retirement facility. Ellie will enjoy receiving cards. They may be addressed to her at DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb, IL. 60115.

8NEW ARRIVALS Block Dan and Jennifer of Sycamore announce the birth of a son, Nolan Robert Block, born Feb. 3, 2013, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was welcomed by sisters Madyson, 6, and Jordyn, 9. Grandparents are Mary and Cliff Crawford of St. Charles and Doug and Edie Block of Pearl City. Robert Block of Pearl City is a great-grandparent.

Lehan John and Brianna Lehan of DeKalb announce the birth of a daughter, Maeve Marjorie Lehan, born Jan. 15, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was welcomed by Eileen, 2. Grandparents are Chet and Laurie Lukaszewicz of Mequon, Wis., and Tim and Ann Lehan of DeKalb. Great-grandparents are Josephine Gibbs of Iowa City, Iowa, Jim and Marjorie Lehan of DeKalb, and Dan and Eileen Meehan of Milwaukee, Wis.

KishHealth System has named Dr. Rajeev Jain, Dr. Sabet Siddiqui and Dr. Michael Monfils its 2013 Acclaimed Physicians. Jain received the award for Outstanding Service to Patients, Siddiqui received the award for Promotion of Quality Care and Monfils received the award for Humanitarian Community Service. The winners were chosen from 32 members of the KishHealth medical staff who were nominated by patients, colleagues and the public. Jain, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, was nominated by patients who noted he takes the time to listen and make patients feel “cared about,” not just “cared for.” Jain says his philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were a member of his own family. “I love my family, and I keep that in mind when someone walks through the door of my office,” he said. “If that is where my focus is, I can provide the best possible care for every individual.” Jain, medical director of the Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Joint Center, is board-cer-

Dr. Rajeev Jain

Dr. Sabet Siddiqui

Dr. Michael Monfils

tified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellowshiptrained in total joint replacement, and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2007. Siddiqui, an oncologist at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, was nominated by fellow physicians who said he has worked tirelessly to achieve a relationship with Loyola University Medical Center so that patients have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials without traveling. He is known for his

excellent communication with his patients and families and is always accessible to review a treatment plan or change in condition of patient when needed. Siddiqui, medical director of the Cancer Center, is boardcertified in medical oncology and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2000. Monfils, a surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Humanitarian Community Service, an award given to doctors who donate their time and expertise to help those in need.

In addition to providing care for patients any time of the day without regard for their ability to pay, Monfils has taken yearly trips for the past seven years to provide medical care to children in Haiti, where most childhood deaths are preventable. He and his wife have worked to support the efforts of the Three Angels Children’s Relief as volunteers and are the adoptive parents of two Haitian children. Monfils is board certified and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2004.

8BRIEFS Registrations ends Tuesday for Nothing But Net tournament

Former Kish College instructor co-authors book with psychic aunt

Cornerstone Christian Academy will host its annual Nothing But Net 3-on-3 basketball tournament on March 23. Competition will begin at 9 a.m. in the following divisions: boys 12 to 13, boys 14 to 18, men 19+ and girls 12 to 18. Threepoint and free-throw contests will begin at noon. This event features an entire day of competition, concessions, prizes and fun for the whole family. The top two teams in each division will be awarded medals and prizes. All events will be held at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 355 N. Cross St. in Sycamore. Teams can register at until 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. Cost to register is $50. The ticket price for spectators is $2. Visit the website for more information or contact Julianna Ladas at 815-895-8522. All proceeds benefit Cornerstone Christian Academy Sports Boosters.

Former Malta resident and village trustee Kim Osborn Sullivan released her first nonfiction book for adults this year through Llewellyn Worldwide. “I Saw Your Future and He’s Not It: A Psychic’s Guide to True Love” is an entertaining and informative book that was co-written with Sullivan’s aunt, psychic adviser Louise Helene. With more than 30 years of experience advising women on matters of the heart, psychic Louise Helene shares powerful lessons and wisdom through personal stories from her clients. Learn about their tales of unfortunate misunderstandings, heartbreaking mistakes, real connections and more. Each chapter – from finding love to dealing with a bad relationship – highlights how readers can use their intuition to guide them through the toughest relationship problems. With simple exercises designed to help readers develop their own psychic edge, they can suc-

cessfully navigate the murky waters of love and romance. “I Saw Your Future and He’s Not It” is available through bookstores and online retailers. Kim Osborn Sullivan’s first book was a young adult fantasy novel called “Stones of Abraxas” that was published in 2006 by Medallion Press. The sequel, “Heroes of Abraxas” (Kissing Frog Books, 2012) came out last year. She also has published two nonfiction books for young adults that focus on international politics topics. Muammar Al-Qaddafi’s Libya (2008) and Slobodan Milosevic’s Yugoslavia (2009) were both released by Lerner Publishing as part of their series for high school students about dictatorships. Sullivan is a lifelong Illinois resident who currently lives in Yorkville with her family and teaches political science at Waubonsee College in Sugar Grove. She grew up in Chicago and received a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. Further details about the book, including upcoming signings and appearances are available at

Impatient gardener? Tips for a quicker vegetable harvest By DEAN FOSDICK The Associated Press Vegetable gardening is an exercise in patience. Sweet potatoes can take more than 100 days to ripen; some tomato and watermelon varieties require five months. But there are ways to shorten the wait. The easiest is choosing plants that taste best when harvested young. “The one thing you will miss out on with speedy growing is bulk, but what you will get in return is layers of flavor; a sprinkle of hot and peppery micro-green radish here, a sweet and nutty, barely cooked new potato there, a garnish of cucumbery borage flowers to finish a dish,”

writes Mark Diacono in the new “The Speedy Vegetable Garden” (Timber Press). “These are the crops that will mark out your cooking as distinctly and unquestionably homegrown.” Timing is everything. “Be slow to harvest and you’ll miss their best moments,” says Diacono, who does his gardening on a 17-acre plot in Devon, England. “These are fresh, lively and zingy flavors, flavors that can either fade or become bitter and overly strong as the plant grows on toward maturity.” Many plants – notably fruits – are genetically wired for late development. “Tomatoes, strawberries and apples all want to be left on the plant

until they are fully ripe to get the fullest, lushest flavors out of them,” Diacono says. “Vegetables are a little different. Many get woodier, less succulent and lower in sweetness as they grow more mature, so really are at their loveliest picked young.” That would include new potatoes, radishes, baby carrots, zucchini, miniature cucumbers, spring peas, turnips and beets. Cut-and-come-again salad leaves can be clipped in as little as 21 days. Sprouted seeds (mung beans, mustard, lentils) can become table fare in just three days. Check the maturity dates on seed packets as you shop. Heirloom tomatoes take 100 days or more to develop while cherry tomatoes need

only about 65 days. The same goes for squash. Winter squash (acorn, butternut) generally require 110 days before they are kitchen-ready. Summer squash (crookneck, zucchini), by comparison, can be eaten in 55 days or less. There are many ways to jumpstart the growing season so you can be harvesting a meal while other gardeners are just beginning to turn the ground. Among them: • Choose the warmest site possible if you’re planting early. “Even a small change in temperature can make a difference during spring and fall frosts,” says Jo Ann Robbins, an extension educator with the University of Idaho. • Use enclosures. Covering plants moderates temperature, wind and

humidity. “Air and soil temperatures are warmer, and the cover will conserve heat radiation from the soil during the night,” Robbins says in a fact sheet. • Start vegetable plants inside from seed, and transplant them eventually into the garden. “Research shows the older the transplants, the better they will resist cold weather,” Robbins says. • Warm the soil early. “Throw a piece of black or clear polyethylene over the soil in early spring, pin it down with tent pegs or bricks, and wait,” Diacono says. “The sun will warm it and excessive water will be kept off, leaving it in a fantastically workable state a few weeks later and conducive to quick plant growth.”


Daily Chronicle /

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • Page C3


Sweet Earth hosts Bead-a-thon Sweet Earth will host its fourth annual Bead-a-thon during Sycamore and DeKalb’s spring break, March 22 through 30. Bead-a-thon is a week-long event with more than 25 classes in making jewelry. This year’s theme is “Gotta Bead.” Learn to make jewelry, refresh your skills or see the latest techniques. Sweet Earth’s jewelry design and repair staff, lead by owner Rich Para, GIA graduate gemologist, will teach most of the classes. The event kicks off Friday with a class in the art of Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique to make decorative jewelry cords. All ages can learn how to make these colorful braids that can be used for necklaces or bracelets. Later in the week a more advanced technique will be taught using beads. Other popular weaving classes include using a macrame technique to create a Shamballa-style bracelet with gemstones. Middle, high school and college-age students can use parachute cord to create a bracelet in their school colors.

This year, there will be new classes in metals, Wire Wrapping and Chain Maille, with a new instructor, Jen Wallis. Wallis will teach students to wrap gemstones artistically in wire. Later in the week, she will teach the techniques of linking jump rings and beads to create jewelry called chain maille. In the Chakra Class, students will make a pendant using gemstone beads representing the chakras, or energy centers, within the body, finished with a silver spiral wire wrap. A glass fusing glass will be taught by Christy Klein, owner of Sweet Earth’s neighbor, Glass Gardens Inc. Students will create a piece of art glass that can be used for jewelry. Last year’s most popular class, Wine and Bead Night, is back on Thursday evening, March 28. Participants can wind down the week, creating jewelry while enjoying wine and conversation. Other classes include metal stamping, knotting, earrings and bracelets, including stretchy bracelets and cross weave. On weekdays, a free demonstra-

tion on basic technique will be offered. Registration is requested for most classes. Classes range in price from free to $50. Sweet Earth will hold its first trunk show of the year, featuring gemstones, pearls, Murano-style glass, bone, horn, sea glass, pave beads and more. All trunk show items are priced at special discount prices. New this year is an entire day set aside from classes for shopping. On March 26, customers shopping using their Sweet Earth Green bag will receive 20 percent off almost everything at Sweet Earth. Bags are available for purchase at Sweet Earth. Kenneth Holcomb, owner of Landmark Games in Sycamore and inventor of the dice game Pinzique, will be at Sweet Earth from 1 to 3 p.m. March 23 to teach people how to play his game based on the card game pinochle. Pinzique is for ages 10 and older. Visit for a complete listing of Bead-a-thon classes and Green Bag details. For more information or to register, call 815-895-3011.

Fresh Leg of Lamb Inboden’s Market Butcher, Baker, Fresh Greens & Gourmet 1106 N. 1st, DeKalb • 756-5852

Visit WWW.MEATPLACE.COM For Valuable Coupons

Live Bands, DJ’s, or Karaoke Every Weekend! Hitman Sat., 3/16 9pm-1am 530 N. Main St., Sycamore, IL 60178


SUNDAY $1.00 Domestic Draft EVERY Sunday!

BAR HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 1 p.m. - 12 a.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. • Sun. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Genoa adds space to outdoor market After a record number of vendors applied to be part of Genoa Main Street’s Open Air Markets last year, the organization has widened the boundaries of the market to include an adjacent block. “We were surprised and pleased by the increase in demand for spaces last year,” Mim Evans, Main Street executive director, said in a news release. “This year we are ready for nearly 50 vendors.” The markets are held the fourth Saturday of each month, May through October, in Genoa’s municipal parking lot at the corner of Main and Genoa streets. After scrambling to fit all of last year’s vendors into the lot, this year, Main Street officially widened the market to include South Genoa Street. “We appreciate the cooperation of the city of Genoa,” Evans said. “We couldn’t host the market without the use of city property. This location is terrific because more than 10,000 vehicles pass by every day.” Shoppers also will be treated to sidewalk sales and a different special event at

Provided photo

Shoppers at Genoa’s Open Air Markets will find more vendors and entertainment this year. The markets are held at the corner of Main and Genoa streets on the fourth Saturday of the month, May through October. each market. “We have decided to take the activities that have been held on one Saturday at Summer Farm Fest and spread them over the six-Saturday market season, with some-

thing exciting at each market,” Gene Bradford, Genoa Main Street vice president and promotions chairman, said in the release. “In the past, bad weather washed out some Farm Fests, and

Sycamore Library collection

all these fun activities were gone for a year. This way, there will always be another reason to come to the market and one bad weather day won’t be a big loss.” The first market in May falls on Memorial Day weekend. It will have a patriotic theme and feature more than a dozen Quilts of Valor made by visitors to Genoa’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Walk last January. Later markets will have live music, tractor displays, a live antique auction and scarecrow building as well as games and contests. “The markets are more than a fun community event,” Evans said. “They are an important part of Main Street’s economic development program.” Vendors sell a variety of items, including fresh produce, crafts, flea market finds, new items and more. A reduced space rental fee is available for nonprofits. To reserve a space at the market, email the Main Street office at genoamainstreet@ or call 815-7846961. Reservation forms also are available at

J & D Door Sales Inc. New Construction or Replacement Doors and Openers

Jeramiah Haynes, 11, is a collector of Hot Wheels cars, and his collection is in the Sycamore Public Library Youth Department display case. Jeramiah has many cars of all ages and types; some made in the 1970s.

Residential • Commercial Call for



Provided photo

Steel Carriage House Doors

Breakfast with the Bunny Saturday, March 23 On Stage at the Egyptian Theatre Downtown DeKalb Seating starts at 9:00 am Breakfast will be served until 10:30 am

Presented by:

Steel Conventional Raised Panel

Cost: $7.00 Children under 12 $10.00 12 and Up

Breakfast will include a hot breakfast buffet provided by the Lincoln Inn, an opportunity to visit with the bunny and a ticket to see Hop at the Egyptian Theatre.

Space is limited, advanced ticket purchase is required by Thursday, March 21. Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln Inn or thru the Egyptian Theatre Box Office at (815) 758-1225 or visit The box office is open from 2 to 6 pm on Tuesdays and 11 am to 3 pm on Thursdays. After breakfast hop into the Egyptian Theatre Lobby for some spring time games and crafts before the 11:00am showing of Hop. Movie admission is $3.00 child/$5.00 adult or free with Breakfast with the Bunny ticket purchase.

For more info call 815-748-7788 or visit

Custom Cedar Doors

$10 OFF Any Service Call!

Many styles to choose from Servicing All Model Doors and Openers Aurora 897-1555 • Big Rock 556-3646 • DeKalb 756-4746

See Our Trucks Everywhere!


Page C4 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Your earning potential in the year ahead will be much greater than it has been for a number of years. Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter; you’re going to have to earn it the hard way with some old-fashioned work. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your determination will increase considerably once you set your mind to completing a specific objective. All successes, including yours, are predicated upon an ability to establish goals. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You should do quite well with your shopping, because you’re not inclined to take things at face value. In fact, you’re likely to be very interested in what’s behind any facade. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you unexpectedly find yourself dealing with some influential people, don’t be intimidated by titles, trappings or appearances. You’ll do quite well with the big muckety-mucks. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Even if you’re the key player who pulls off something of significance, allow an insecure associate who had only a small hand in the undertaking to take a few bows. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You may have an opportunity to repeat something that you enjoyed moderate success with in the past, only this time you’ll get much greater results. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Your greatest successes are likely to come from endeavors that you work on with others. This will be especially true for large-scale enterprises in which the stakes are high. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Instead of simply demanding that your mate do this or that, you should set a good example. Your spouse will cooperate if you first show that you’re doing your part to share some of the load. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – If something in which you’re involved hasn’t been working out to your satisfaction, make some constructive changes. It’s time to be a victor, not a victim. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You have a valuable friend or acquaintance who can play a pivotal role in helping you advance a personal interest. Don’t be reluctant to solicit his or her help. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Give the requirements of your loved ones precedence over your own interests, if at all possible. In the end, you’ll feel better if you do your duty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Much benefit can be derived if you stick to your skill set. If possible, focus on social activities and take care of worldly interests tomorrow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – A situation that has been a liability for quite some time is likely to do an about-face and start producing much-needed benefits. Things have a way of leveling out.


Daily Chronicle /

Boyfriend’s sense of ownership is beyond mail Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I are in our 20s and have been dating for five years. We’re renovating a home that we will live in once it’s completed. We have never lived together before. During the renovation I have come to the house to find that he has opened packages that were addressed to me. The first time, I didn’t say anything because I thought he might have thought it was his. After the second and third times, I mentioned – nicely – that they weren’t his to open. He claims he “knew” they were things for the house, which is why he opened them. I was raised that people’s mail and packages were theirs to open, and I would never think of opening anything sent to him. This is an issue for me, but he brushes it off. He feels entitled to open my packages since it is his home, too. How can I make it clear that I expect him to respect my personal mail when he thinks this is no big deal? – No Respect in New York Dear No Respect: If I were you, I’d be less concerned about his opening your packages and far more concerned that when you tell him something bothers you, he ignores it. His disregard for your feelings is a red flag. Your boyfriend appears to think that what is yours is

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips his. Is the reverse also true? (I’ll bet it’s not.) Does he also check your phone messages and email? Does this extend to any other areas of your relationship? If this was only about his opening your mail, I would advise you to open a post office box in your name only. However, if the answer to any of my questions is yes, I think you should take a sober look at the entire relationship. Dear Abby: My mother-inlaw is addicted to prescription painkillers and has been for more than 10 years. She went to rehab once, but relapsed and hasn’t been able to get clean since. She has tried to quit on her own, but ends up having great emotional stress and slight psychotic episodes and starts again. My problem is, my husband sees her addiction as “manageable.” He sees no harm in having her watch our 3-year-old daughter, even though he has told me he has seen her nod off with her eyes rolled back like drug addicts do, usually during the afternoon. When we argue about this, he becomes defensive and attacks my family for

being “overprotective and paranoid.” Am I right to put my foot down? I’m sick and tired of fighting over this. – Not Paranoid in Pennsylvania Dear Not Paranoid: Continue putting your foot down! A person whose eyes have rolled back after taking drugs or alcohol hasn’t “nodded off.” The person has lost consciousness and PASSED OUT. In your mother-in-law’s case, it means that while she may be physically present, she is completely unavailable to supervise your child. Leaving your daughter under the care of a person in this condition is child endangerment. That’s why you can’t allow it. Dear Abby: I was divorced when my son was 9. He’s now 24. My ex-wife married the man she had been having an affair with and they have a 12-year-old son. I am also remarried and in a good place in my life. For the past two years, my son has brought his half brother to our beach house for a weekend of fun. We honored this request and enjoy time with our son, but it is difficult having his half brother in my home. It brings up emotions I thought I had put behind me years ago. I do not want these visits to continue, and I need to communicate this. I’d like to have

an adult conversation with my son to explain the situation. How much do I tell him about my emotional reasons without being negative about his mom? I also don’t think he should have to carry the news to my ex or disappoint a 12-year-old. Should I send a simple note to her and explain that we will no longer host her son? – Needs The Right Words Dear Needs: By all means write your ex. Explain that entertaining her son brings up emotions you would rather not have to relive. It’s not the boy’s fault that he’s the flesh-and-blood symbol of his mother’s infidelity, but you don’t have to have him there if you don’t want to. If you would like to have a man-to-man talk with your son, go ahead and do it. He’s an adult. Tell him pretty much the same thing – that having the boy over is painful for you and, therefore, you prefer the beach house visits stop. You are entitled to your feelings, and your son is old enough to appreciate them. Dear Abby: I’m a widow, as are many of my friends these days. Widowhood is difficult. If you’re not prepared, it can be horrible. That’s why I’d like to urge women to learn to take care of themselves because the odds are they will be alone sooner or later after the age of 50. Some sugges-

tions: 1. If you haven’t already, learn to drive. 2. Learn to pump gas and how to check your tires and the fluids in your car. 3. Learn to use a few basic tools and do home repairs. 4. Pay attention to financial matters such as balancing a checkbook. 5. Know where your records are, what’s in them and what information you will need for taxes. 6. Buy a shredder and shred unnecessary papers. 7. Make friends with other women. If you don’t, life gets lonely. 8. Be courageous and do what you need to do to be happy. 9. Start to simplify your home. It will free your mind from clutter and, if necessary, allow you to move to smaller quarters. 10. Let your children lead their lives, lead your own and present a cheerful face to the world! – Kathleen in Duluth, Minn. Dear Kathleen: Those are excellent suggestions, to which I would add how important it is to consult a CPA and a lawyer if your spouse hasn’t already shown you what you need to know.

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

Right level of vitamin D is source of controversy Dear Dr. K: I’ve read a lot about vitamin D deficiency in the news. How much do I need? Where can I get it? Dear Reader: I try to make things clear, but the value of vitamin D supplements is complicated. Here it is in a nutshell. We get most of the vitamins we need in our diet. However, vitamin D is found naturally in only a few foods. Fatty fish is the main food source. Milk doesn’t naturally contain vitamin D, but it’s fortified with it. So are many juices and breakfast cereals. (I’ve put a table of food sources of vitamin D on my website.) We get most of our vita-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff min D from sunlight: When sun strikes the skin, certain cells make vitamin D. But people get a lot less sunlight than they used to. It’s not just the concern about skin cancer; it’s mainly the fact that most of us spend much less time outdoors than our ancestors did. Throughout most of human history, humans spent much of the daytime outdoors. At the turn of the 20th century, more than 90 percent of U.S. citizens lived and worked on farms.

We didn’t know about vitamin D at the turn of the 20th century and couldn’t measure blood levels. So we don’t know for sure, but most experts think that our blood levels of vitamin D today are likely much lower than our ancestors’. Is that a problem? We know from epidemiologic studies that the risk of getting many important diseases – autoimmune diseases, heart disease, certain types of cancer – is greater among people whose blood levels of vitamin D are lower. Few people dispute that. Here’s where the controversy begins. It is clear that taking vitamin D supple-

ments can raise your blood levels. But it’s by no means clear that this is good for your health. Most experts agree that if your blood levels are lower than 20 ng/ml, you tend to develop thinning of the bones, and that taking vitamin D supplements can help protect you. But the value of vitamin D supplements for protecting you against other diseases is uncertain. The current recommendation for vitamin D is 600 international units (IU) per day for people up to age 70, and 800 IU per day for those over age 70. Vitamin D comes in two forms: D3 and D2. If you take supplements, some experts recommend choosing one that

contains D3. Here’s the bottom line, at least for me: Get your vitamin D from foods. Avoid too much sun exposure, which can increase your risk of skin cancer. If your blood level of vitamin D is lower than 30 ng/ml, then I recommend you talk to your doctor about taking at least 1,000 IU a day. Some of my colleagues disagree with this advice. Nevertheless, this is what I do myself. Studies are under way that will tell me if I’m right or wrong. I’ll keep you informed of new developments.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Tomb Raider Lara — 6 Written reminder 10 Send money 15 Did an office chore 20 Sun, in combos 21 Confuse (2 wds.) 22 Freezer maker 23 Licorice flavor 24 Twin Cities suburb 25 Hop out of bed 26 Hand-dye with wax 27 Espresso with milk 28 Bonfire fare 30 Type of chocolate 32 Author — Castaneda 33 Lithe 35 Zeus’ mother 36 Add some brandy 39 Constantly, to Poe 40 “— a date!” 41 Item in a poker pot 42 Arizona city 46 Hydrocarbon suffix 47 Govt. agency 48 Bleacher shouts 51 Ensures failure 53 Grand total 54 Extracted a secret 56 Show affection 57 Be sparing 59 Cronyn’s mate 61 “Platoon” actor 62 Move a fern 63 Brando’s “— Zapata!” 64 Detour 65 Safe place for tots 67 “Venerable” monk 68 Boxing great 69 Thailand neighbor 72 Close friend 73 Peanut — 76 Eager (hyph.) 80 Famous Khan 81 DNA component 82 Salon request 83 Quiche base

85 Big flop 86 Warp 88 Genteel 92 One, in Aberdeen 93 Palm reader’s opener (2 wds.) 94 Glamorous wrap 95 Warty critter 96 Health food buys 99 Kind of summer 102 Cook too long 103 Bergs 104 Spiral-horned antelope 108 Tornado warning 109 Fishing lures 110 Cowardly Lion portrayer 111 Not as crisp 112 Brewery product 113 Swedish cars 115 Grayish horses 116 — Dawn Chong 117 Grounded bird 118 Toga-party supply 120 Cloud backdrop 121 401, to Flavius 123 Aught or naught 124 Psyched up 125 Inventory wd. 127 Laissez- — 129 Lake cabin, often 131 Entertain lavishly (3 wds.) 135 Cheap diner (2 wds.) 140 Atahualpa subject 141 Tramps 142 Mail carrier’s beat 143 Place for a grill 144 Chimney nester 145 “Skyfall” singer 146 Winding curves 147 Cake topper 148 Desperado’s fear 149 Fable ending 150 Freshman, usually 151 Hogsheads

DOWN 1 Gourmet’s staffer 2 Broncos do it 3 Gymnast — Korbut 4 Stag honoree 5 Toy-truck maker 6 Reflect 7 Escape hatches 8 Ruminate 9 Soap — 10 Cottontail 11 Hits “Send” 12 Not glossy 13 — — for keeps 14 Become established (2 wds.) 15 Two-faced 16 Sort of (3 wds.) 17 Diet 18 Punta del —,

Uruguay 19 Bug repellent 21 Injured by a bear 29 Jung contemporary 31 Baba au — 34 KP workers 36 Obscene 37 Dwarf buffalo 38 Witty Bennett — 41 Macbeth’s burial place 43 Annapolis inst. 44 Flood residues 45 Lowell and Tan 47 Command, to Fido 48 Not green 49 For — — (cheap) 50 FDR successor 51 Galleon explorer 52 Phonograph needle

55 Janitors’ tools 56 Early astronomer 57 Willowy 58 Ocean motion 60 Could hear — — drop 62 Meg — of films 64 Supermarket worker 66 Tarzan’s moniker 67 Use the Osterizer 69 Fellow 70 Passport datum 71 Klutz 74 Most Hindus 75 First Mach 1 breaker 77 Dept. store stuff 78 Shade or tint 79 Lyric poem 81 Reacts to a pun 84 Wildebeests

87 Stage award 89 Needle cases 90 Benning or Riley 91 Protest music name 93 Cuba, to Castro 97 Appreciative sighs 98 Monsieur’s pate 99 Ms. Dinesen 100 World’s longest river 101 Remnant 102 “Who loves ya, —?” 103 Common ailment 105 “Shake — —!” 106 Verne’s skipper 107 Penicillin, e.g. 109 Buffet staple (2 wds.) 111 Like potato chips 114 Part of PBA

115 Movie VIP 116 Obeys the dentist 119 Finger-paints 121 Vegetable-oil type 122 Heavy-duty engine 123 Tidy up 124 Soft wool 126 Wolfgang’s thanks 127 Bit of thread 128 Majestic wader 129 Get more out of 130 Meat-stock jelly 131 Trace of smoke 132 Wild about 133 PFC superiors 134 Feathered hasbeen 136 Romantic offering 137 Elevator guy 138 Ape a pig 139 Holiday quaffs


Daily / Page Chronicle XX • Day, Date, 2012


Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

Saturday, March 16, /2013 • Page C5 Northwest herald

Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr

Saturday, March 16, 2013 “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” Photo by: Denise C.

Upload your photos on My Photos – DeKalb County’s community photo post! Photos on My Photos are eligible to appear in print in Daily Chronicle Classified. Go to

Golden Retriever puppies, AKC, 7 wks, all health checks and guarantee, top quality, $800. 847-683-7102

Research Monsanto Waterman Research 8350 Minnegan Rd, Waterman, IL (near DeKalb) Temporary employees for late Spring & Summer field work. Multiple positions are available in Corn Research including pollination and data collection. No experience necessary, training provided. Working some weekends & overtime may be required. Pay is competitive. Apply in person at address above M-F 8-4:30. EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V




Education Academic Advisor College of Health and Human Sciences, Northern Illinois University. Anticipated position of Supportive Professional Staff, fulltime, regular 12- month appointment beginning 16 May 2013. Advisement of undergraduate students in programs within the college. Advising involves individual and group work; documentation of advising sessions; helping students explore alternatives; and dissemination of information. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Qualifications: Master's degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education, or related field required; previous experience with undergraduate students in university setting or academic advising preferred. Required skills: excellent organization, administrative, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; understanding of college-student development; ability to work on a fast-paced environment; attentive to detail; and computer literacy. Review of applications will begin 10 April 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, resume, one-page philosophy statement on undergraduate academic advising, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, position titles, and phone numbers of three persons who have been asked to send letters of reference. The three current letters of reference should be sent directly by the individuals serving as references and address the responsibilities and qualifications expected of this position. Send all application materials to: Jennifer Ridge, Administrative Asst. to the Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL 60115. Phone: 815-753-1877, FAX: 815-753-6169, E-Mail: AA/EEO. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required.

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



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.

Check out the

At Your Service Directory

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


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

1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

I Buy

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

Old Envelopes

815-814-1964 815-814-1224


!! !! !!! !! !!

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

1946 VAC Case parts Tractor. Too much to list. $375 for everything. Call 815-498-1146

Cars, Trucks & Vans $500 Cash. Free Towing. 815-739-9221


We Pay The Best! For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

Heavy Duty Vac – Billy Goat Lawn & Industrial – w/Attachments – Gas Engine - Excellent Condition $350obo 630-556-3193 8 to 8

IRON WHEELS 42” diameter. $120/pair. 847-515-8012 Huntley area KEGERATOR, older model, multiple keg taps, 2 air tanks, empty keg included $250. 773-457-0909 Dekalb /MyPhotos AKC LABRADOR PUPPIES Blacks / yellows OFA & CERF guar quality labs for 33 years $700. 847-224-4351 DeKalb area

Upload photos and video of your family and friends with our online photo album. Share your sports team, birthday party, big catch or vacation!

$$ WANTED $$

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

Bar with 2 black leather covered swivel stools cherry wood color, 4 years old paid $1500 asking $350. 773-457-0909 Dekalb

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527


& 2 Apartments, $135,000 847-836-1164

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

1998 Red Dodge Ram 1500 4wd Crew cab Pickup w/ remote start 110,000 mi. $4200 OBO. 815-356-9940

Motorcycle Swap Meet

2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 Explorer Conversion Van. 85600 miles. Clean inside & out. Nice Ride. $4200. 815-404-1369

Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring?

SUN MAR. 24, 8 - 3 KANE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS in St. Charles th

Our 10 Year $7 Admission, $50 Booth 630-985-2097

Target your recruitment message to DeKalb County or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-2527 or email: helpwanted@

Daily Chronicle Classified

Seasonal Truck Drivers

To apply visit our website: or email your resume to: or fax to 815-899-5600, Attn Ann Bindseil. Equal Opportunity Employer - Elburn Coop is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. The selection and placement of employees is based on the best matched individual through assessing educational and occupational background and personal interviews.

in the back of today's Classified

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


Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D hook-up. NO PETS, $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250 Kirkland. 2BR upper, no pets or smoking $550/mo.+dep. & util. 815-761-5574 or 815-522-6163 Leave message.

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

Laundry hook-up, storage. Off-St prkg, pets OK. $700+util, 1 st & sec. AVAIL NOW! 630-878-4192

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

Cortland Estates $99 1st Month's Rent 3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection Sparkling Pool 230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DeKalb Exc for Grad Students

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

DeKalb Lower Level Studio

With full kit, $450/mo incl heat. New carpet and floor. No pets. Available now! 815-758-1641

DeKalb Quiet 1 & 2BR

Lease, deposit, ref. No pets.

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439


Newly decorated, lots of storage, great yard, NO PETS. $575/mo, utilities not incl. 815-751-2937

DeKalb ~ Pardridge Place Modern 2BR, LR, A/C, D/W, lndry. Near I-88, $670 + 1st, last sec. Available May. 815-751-3806

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. 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

income restriction apply

DeKalb 1BR $540, 2BR $640

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

DEKALB - 2BR, 1BA to 2BA APTS. Multiple Locations $650-$725 Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 WWW.PITTSLEYREALTY.COM Breaking News available 24/7 at

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

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

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

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.


Stone Prairie


DeKalb: STUDIO- Quiet, roomy, ideal for grad. student; $450/mo., includes basic cable, water, garbage; 151 W. Lincoln Hwy.,; Sec. Dep. No pets or smoking. Avail April 1. 815-787-3519 or 815-739-1711 GENOA -1 BR. IN TOWN References required. No pets. $415/mo. 815-784-2232 Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527


To place an ad, call 877-264-2527

GENOA ~ 1 BEDROOM No pets, $425/mo + security dep. Agent Owned 815-766-1513

DeKalb 2BR 2nd Floor of House

2002 Red Doolittle

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.


Genoa: Tavern, Restaurant

Quiet 4-flat, laundry facilities, near park, no pets/smoking. $575/mo + electric. 815-827-3271

5X10 enclosed cargo trailer $1250/obo. 815-356-9940

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.

Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.

DeKalb 1BR Garden Apt.

!! !! !!! !! !!

WANTED! Formal Dress. Red. Hand Beaded & sequined. Floor length. Size 6. $175. Cheryl 815-895-0222


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

* 815-575-5153 *

SOFTBALL BAT - Easton Reflex High Performance Alloy 33 inch long, 22 oz. 2 1/4 Barrel 1.25 BPF Model SRX2SC. Nice bat for a smaller player since it is so lightweight. Grip in excellent shape, some battle scars on barrel. $25 or best offer. 815-895-7486

DeKalb - 3BR/ 1BA Lower Apt Washer/dryer hook-up $925 1st/lst/sec. Sec 8 welcome 815-739-6170 Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118

MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!

DeKalb - 3BR 3BA Apartment W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR



Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse. Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting?



RECORDS – Box of 40 easy listening LPs from the 60s. Good cond. $5. Mike 847-695-9561

Northern Illinois University is accepting applications for an Accounts Payable Associate and for a Financial Accountant in the Controller's Office. For application and position information, visit:

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

1988 Polaris Indy Snowmobile $500 obo 708-650-4132

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




MARCH 15 & 16 9 AM to 3 PM

Prom Dress. Floor length burgundy, velvet top, chiffon skirt. Size 3-4. $100. Cheryl: 815-895-0222

Share your photos with DeKalb County!

EEO/AA. Pre-employment criminal background investigation required.


Looking for sales agents to market Frontier Communications. $600+ weekly. Training provided. Call 618-954-6702 for interview.


SYCAMORE - Large Quiet 1 bedroom + office/nursery in Historic area of Syc. $850/mo. Inc Garage, Heat, H2O. Call 815-739-6061 SYCAMORE 2 BDRM APT $655/mo 2nd flr, off-st prkng, pets possible, quiet 630-651-8301,



Ryerson, Inc. one of North America's leading distributors of metals is seeking:

2nd & 3rd Shift Service Center Operators 2nd Shift hours 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Mon - Fri 3rd Shift hours, 11 PM - 7:30 AM, Sun - Thurs

at our new DeKalb, IL facility: Competitive Compensation Package Advancement Opportunities Most benefits beginning the first day of hire! Duties include: Daily shipment assembly per order instructions Forklift/overhead crane use for truck loading Material Staging SAP work order confirmation Other duties as assigned

All positions minimally require the following:

here are amazing possibilities when you open your child’s mind to reading. Log onto the Library of Congress web site and let the journey begin.

High school diploma or equivalent Satisfactory completion of background check and drug screen Satisfactory completion of physical, vision, hearing, and mobility exams as required 1-3 years exp working in a warehouse setting preferred If you are highly accountable and willing to take decisive action, Ryerson is an exciting place to start or develop your career. Join the Ryerson family today!


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

815-739-9997 The Chronicles of Narnia, Narnia, and all other book titles, characters and locales original thereto are trademarks of C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd. and are used with permission. © Disney/Walden

All applicants MUST apply by Monday, 3/25/13 online @ Select LOCATIONS Scroll down to IL_DEKALB Select SEARCH Check the Service Center Operator C-IL DeKalb box Select APPLY TO SELECTED JOBS and complete the application ***Please apply only if available to work 2nd and/or 3nd shift - applications for 1st shift are not being considered at this time. You must apply online, no applications will be taken at the DeKalb facility.


Daily Chronicle /

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes.


Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

GENEVA, ELGIN, OFFICE / WAREHOUSE, 1500 sf. 10x12 overhead door. For sale/lease, $1200/mo. Dearborn, 630-894-1277 ext 11

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 Sycamore E. State St. Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom CLEAN! $550/mo, stove, refrig, water. No pets, no smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459

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

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

DeKalb - 2BR 2BA Townhomes W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $800/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DEKALB 2.5BR, 2.5BA Townhome 2 car garage. Avail Apr 1. $1100/mo. 630-776-7234 DeKalb Golf Course Community 3BR TH, 2.5BA, gar, front porch. All appliances, very nice, no pets. $1250/mo. 815-761-8639 DEKALB Townhome - Wineberry Sub., near elem. sch., 2BR, 1.5BA, 2CAR, W/D, BSMT, pay own utilities, Sec 8 welcome. $1050/mo plus dep. 630-596-7707

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


DeKalb 1BR plus loft. All appls, incl W/D. Quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. No smoking. $875/mo+utils. 847-638-9312

Notice is given in the death of Judith M. Nelson, of Kirkland, Illinois on September 15, 2012. Letters of Office were issued on February 6, 2013 to Roy Nelson, as Executor, whose attorney is Jacob N. Smallhorn, 19333 East Grant Highway, Marengo, Illinois 60152.

DeKalb: 4BR, 2.5 BA basement. Close to NIU. Available now. $1350/mo. (815)762-0617

Kingston All Brick 2 Bedroom

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

Visit the Local Business Directory online at Call to advertise 877-264-2527


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

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

Dated: March 6, 2013

FRANKS, GERKIN & McKENNA, P.C. Attorney for Estate 19333 E. Grant Hwy., P.O. Box 5 Marengo, Illinois 60152 (815) 923-2107


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 ~ Electric Park

In print daily Online 24/7


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

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

Sycamore. 2 bdrm. Nice location! Heated garage, appls & most utils incl. No Dogs. $700/mo. 815-751-7724 Sycamore. Large 2BR. Garage, Private Patio, new carpet, laundry. Clean & quiet. No pets. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

pr is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Probate Act, that date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of any claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

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

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


Saturday, March 16, 2013 • Page C7

Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of DeKalb County Circuit Clerk-Probate Division at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the estate legal representative, or both on or before September 6, 2013, which date is not less than six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative

Public Notice is hereby given that on March 7, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as LIGHT OF DAY PHOTOGRAPHY located at 117 Park Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated March 7, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder


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


Call to advertise 815-455-4800

We place FREE ads for Lost or Found in Classified every day! Call: 877-264-2527 or email:

Breaking News available 24/7 at

Daily Chronicle Classified

DeKalb - Furnished Room

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to:


Student or employed male $370. includes utilities . Need References. 815-758-7994 DeKalb. Ideal for Student, Professional or Working Person. Comfy place to live. Nice & quiet. Reasonable Rates! 815-501-6322 SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $75/Wk. 630-426-9806

Email: Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

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 N. Grove Crossing - Plank Rd. 2BR, loft, 2.5BA, A/C, full bsmt, 2 car, W/D, $1300. 630-416-0076

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

Call us to help you find “lease” space for your business! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 Dekalb: Small Contractor Shop or Storage 1000 N. 1st St. $310/mo. 815-758-1218 Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $575/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

Daily Chronicle Classified and online at:

For good. For ever.

Haven’t Gotten Around To It? Find someone to do it for you in the Service Directory of the classified section.

! Finish the Basement ! Fix Damaged Drywall

! Add a Deck ! Yard Work

! Wallpaper the Living Room ! Everything Else


real estate Area Open Houses - March 15-21, 2013 Day/Time



Bed Bath


DeKalb $70s

1032 S. 7th St. DeKalb Southmoor Estates, Office Staff, 815-756-1299


302 W Taylor St DeKalb 3 2 $137,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Sharon Sperling, 815-756-1691



12-2 2722 Country Club Ln DeKalb 3 3 $299,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Jim Gow, 815-756-1691

Sycamore Waterbury West Lane Sycamore Starting at $135,000 Directions to Somerset Farm: Rt. 23 to Bethany E to Somerset Lane S Century 21 Elsner Realty, Linda Tillis, 815-751-3159

By Appt





Bed Bath


Sycamore (continued)

Daily 9-5



1129 Arbor Ln Sycamore 3 3 $164,900 Elm Street Realtors, Diana Morrasy-Carls, 815-762-0819

By Appt.

Reston Ponds Sycamore 3-4 2-3 Starting $219,950 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Keith & Jean Brunett, 630-209-6357



2218 Surrey St Sycamore 4 2.5 $225,900 Elm Street Realtors, Miles Tischhauser, 815-739-3458


12-2 1950 Parkside Dr Sycamore 3 2.5 $269,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Sue Elsner, 815-756-1691



1825 JC Kellog Dr. Sycamore 4 3.5 $375,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Nancy Watson, 815-757-5470

Other Areas Sun


1012 Kishwaukee St Marengo 3-4 3 $155,000 Elm Street Realtors, Cheri Moyers, 815-677-3134



325 N Elm Street Waterman 4 3 $229,900 Swanson Real Estate, Connie Carls Ott, 815-378-8359



4921 S Richard Rd. Rochelle 5 4.5 $359,000 Castle View Real Estate, Arch Richoz, Mng.Broker 815-751-7780

Daily Chronicle /

Page C8 • Saturday, March 16, 2013

DEKALB Sycamore Rd. at Barber Greene Rd. (Northland Shopping Center) • 815-756-2592

Coupon Code: