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‘Coffee fund’ deal a trend? Not likely Ex-Vice President Albanese pleads guilty to misdemeanor By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – The eight remaining Northern Illinois University employees facing criminal charges in connection with the “coffee fund” investigation might not follow their former supervisor’s lead

of entering a plea agreement. Defense attorneys for two of the remaining defendants insist their clients did nothing wrong. Meanwhile, a Chicago legal expert cautioned a felony conviction would strip them of their pension and any conviction could risk their university jobs.

The coffee fund was an off-the-books repository for proceeds from the sale of NIUowned scrap metal and other materials. The account accumulated at least $13,000 since 2005 but held $2,187 when it was closed in August. The money was used for office retirement parties and similar

expenses, NIU officials have said. Robert Albanese, former associate vice president of the Division of Finance and Facilities at NIU, pleaded guilty to violating the State Property Control Act, a Class B misdemeanor, and prosecutors dropped felony charges of

theft and official misconduct. Albanese was sentenced to 18 months of court supervision and fined $825. Richard Larson, who represents NIU employee Kenneth Pugh, said although his client faces the same charges,

Robert Albanese Former associate vice president of the Division of Finance and Facilities at NIU, pleaded guilty to violating the State Property Control Act.

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Dropped from Dems’ Senate bill By ALAN FRAM The Associated Press WASHINGTON – An assault weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless. The ban is the most controversial firearms restriction that President Barack Obama and other Democrats have pressed for since an assault-type weapon was used in the December massacre at an elementary school Sen. Dianne i n N e w t o w n , Feinstein Conn. Rejection D-Calif. by Congress would be a major victory for the National Rifle Association and its supporters and a setback for Obama and the provision’s sponsor, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. In a tactical decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., concluded that including the prohibition in the gun bill would jeopardize the chances for passage of any firearms legislation at all, taking away votes needed to overcome Republican attempts to block the Senate from even taking up the issue. “I very much regret it,” Feinstein said Tuesday of the choice that Reid told her he had made. “I tried my best. But my best, I guess, wasn’t good enough.” Feinstein’s proposal to prohibit military-style weapons will get a vote as an amendment to the gun legislation that Democrats debate. But she is all but certain to need 60 votes to prevail, and she faces solid Republican opposition as well as likely defections from some Democrats. Reid told reporters that “using the most optimistic numbers,” there were less than 40 votes for Feinstein’s ban. That is far less than the 60 votes needed to move contested legislation in the chamber, which has 53 Democrats plus two independents who usually back them.

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Clinton Rosette Middle School students (from front to back) AJ Petersen, Chad Canaday and Jake Neidel finish signing their names on a poster Tuesday in a pledge to never use the word ‘retard’ again in a derogatory manner.

Fighting hurtful speech In schoolwide campaign, students vow to abolish the ‘r-word’ By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The doctors told Marielle Ostling’s parents that giving birth to her twin brother would be a big mistake. Ostling’s brother was born with cognitive and physical disabilities, and from day one, he’s been a huge part of her life, she said. She loves him, and she’s saddened that the challenges he faces aren’t limited to his medical disabilities. “I can remember in high school, I found some students who were picking on my brother and calling him and his friends ‘retards,’ ” Ostling said. Now a student-teacher at Clinton Rosette Middle School, Ostling joined other teachers and faculty members Tuesday in a schoolwide effort to stop people from using the word “retard” – and all of its variations – in a derogatory manner. During their 20-minute advisory period, students listened to

If people know, people won’t use it. A lot of people don’t think twice about using it. Holly Wesson, special education teacher at Clinton Rosette Middle School

On the Web To find out more about the pledge CRMS students have taken, visit the Spread the Word to End the Word’s website at www.r-word.org.

presentations and watched videos about the “r-word.” In many of the videos, people talked about how hurt they felt when they overheard somebody use the word as a substitute for worthless, stupid or ridic-

ulous. Several materials came from Spread the Word to End the Word – a nationwide movement to get people to stop using the word in that way. During their lunch hours, students signed a massive banner, indicating their pledge to not use the word in a derogatory way. Special education teacher Holly Wesson described Tuesday as their way to help eliminate the word. Like other teachers, she said she often hears the word used by students

as a way to say: “Oh, you did something silly, or you’re acting silly.” “But it’s hurtful to people like me,” Wesson told Ostling’s class of seventh-graders. Nearly all of the students in Ostling’s advisory period said they had heard others use the word, but only a small minority of them said they told someone to stop. That’s the real goal of the day, Wesson said. But she realizes it won’t be easy, stating that the word is used regularly by people to describe something they don’t like. On Monday, Wesson had a physical reaction to a character on a reality TV show using the r-word in a derogatory manner. “If people know, people won’t use it,” Wesson said. “A lot of people don’t think twice about using it.” Eighth-grader Thomas Wuchte and his friends said they have been

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Battling breast cancer 1 step at a time VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski Barbara Barrett postponed her mastectomy to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer just months after she found a lump in her right breast. She discovered the lump in September 2011 while vacationing in Montana and was diagnosed with cancer the next month. She doesn’t remember what inspired her to sign up for the Avon Walk – a commercial or a flier or something else – but she wanted to tackle the two-day walk while she was still fighting cancer. “I needed to do it while it was still an open wound, so to speak,” said Barrett, a Genoa resident since 1997. “I was bald; I was the quintessential person to be out there doing this.” So, she donned a pink hat, pink shorts and a T-shirt listing her team’s name – Barbie’s Rack Attack – plus the names of her teammates, others touched by cancer and her two children. She tackled the marathon-length route in June after completing a few short training walks, the longest about four miles. She made it 13.1 miles, and did it again the next day. She hopes to be doing it every year now. “You’re so inspired,” Barrett said. “It just carries you. You just don’t want to stop. You don’t think about it.” Her journey against cancer has been a little longer, though. She had a bilateral mastectomy a couple of weeks after the walk and finished radiation therapy. She’s been battling an infection, but hopes to finish with reconstructive surgeries soon. She still needs to have a CT scan to determine whether the cancer is gone. “I haven’t gotten the official word that I’m cancer-free, but in my heart, I am confident I am,” she said, complimenting her medical team. She hasn’t been fighting alone. Her husband, Wayne Barrett, walked with her last year, along with Wayne’s aunt – who had completed eight breast cancer walks for Susan G. Komen for the

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Barbara Barrett (center) poses with two other breast cancer survivors she met at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer last year in Chicago. Barrett, her husband, Wayne, and her friend, Joslyn Gould, are planning to walk again this summer. Cure – and Genoa resident Joslyn Gould. They had local fundraisers, and the 43-year-old mother of two remembers plenty of people bringing meals to her house when she had chemotherapy. “This is such a great community here,” Barrett said. “Everyone helps each other out. I’m just addicted to that.” You can help them again this year. Barbie’s Rack Attack is recruiting new members, and while each walker is required to raise at least $1,800, the team hopes to raise at least $10,000 for breast cancer research and treatment. To learn more about the team, see www. barbiesrackattack.com. ••• Meet the old fat guys: The Avon Walk isn’t the only major breast cancer walk, and Barbie’s Rack Attack isn’t the only team participating with local connections.

Larry Meredith, a former Waterman resident, is planning to walk in Susan G. Komen’s three-day, 60-mile walk. Waterman resident Dave Stryker is joining him this year, and they hope to raise more than enough money to cover their entry donations at the fourth annual Old Fat Guy Idol. The American Idol-style competition – in which the crowd “votes” with donations rather than phone calls – will start at 7 p.m. April 20 at Pub West, 100 E. Adams St. in Waterman. The competition pits high school friends Meredith, Chuck Wesenberg and Bob Strausberger against each other. Each performs three songs, and each has won the competition once in the past three years. “I think the first year they were thinking it would be a one-time thing,” organizer Lisa Youngdahl said. “I think they’re willing to keep doing it as long as it’s the three of them.” If they raise more money than the two walkers need to meet their minimum donation, they’ll funnel the money to other walkers, Youngdahl said. If you can’t make it to the event, you can see videos from last year’s competition and vote via donation at www. oldfatguyidol.com. ••• For full disclosure: I may have a bit of a bias when it comes to breast cancer walks. I’ve participated in four Breast Cancer 3-Day walks organized by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I walked in Chicago in 2007, crewed in Chicago in 2008, walked in Washington, D.C., in October 2009, and crewed one last time in Chicago in 2010. In 2009 and 2010, I was involved with a team called Ms. America Tatas, which adopted a Miss America pageant theme and tried to get walkers from as many states as possible. There were pink sashes and tiaras. I never made it all 60 miles, but I had so much fun, I took photographs of the large blisters on my feet. • Jillian Duchnowski is the news editor at the Daily Chronicle. Reach her at 815-756-4841, ext. 2221, email jduchnowski@shawmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @JillianDuch.

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Continued from page A1 called the word by others. The group stormed the banner after lunch Tuesday and signed it. “Don’t say it yourself because your friends might follow you if you do,” Thomas said. Another eighth-grader, Ben Stark, can sympathize with Ostling. His cousin has a developmental disability that prevents him from responding quickly to others. He said both himself and his cousin have been called names by others. “It didn’t offend me at first, but it also offended me because of my cousin,” Ben said. Nyari Turner and Kathryn Lamb, both eighth-graders, felt the pledge was a good first step in ending the derogatory use of the word. “I think it’s better than people saying it and ignoring what it means,” Kathryn said.

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8BRIEFS Bombings in Iraq kill dozens a decade after invasion began BAGHDAD – Insurgents sent a bloody message on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion, carrying out a wave of bombings across the country Tuesday that killed at least 65 people in the deadliest day in Iraq this year. The nearly 20 attacks, most of them in and around Baghdad, demonstrated in stark terms how dangerously divided Iraq remains more than a year after American troops withdrew. More than 240 people were reported wounded.

It was Iraq’s bloodiest day since Sept. 9, when an onslaught of bombings and shootings killed 92. The symbolism of Tuesday’s attacks was strong, coming 10 years to the day, Washington time, that President George W. Bush announced the start of hostilities against Iraq. It was already early March 20, 2003, in Iraq when the airstrikes began.

Funeral held for 6-month-old Chicago girl killed in shooting CHICAGO – Teddy bears and flowers adorned a Chicago church Tuesday

as pastors prayed for strength at the funeral of a 6-month-old baby girl killed when a gunman fired at a minivan as she sat on her father’s lap. Hundreds attended the service at a church in the Woodlawn neighborhood where the shooting of Jonylah Watkins occurred. The girl’s father, Jonathan Watkins, who was seriously wounded in the March 11 shooting, bowed his head over her small casket for about 10 minutes. The 29-year-old, who had nicknamed his daughter Smooch, wore a white hooded sweatshirt.

Douglas tops Illinois counties for good health, says report CHICAGO – A new report finds the healthiest county in Illinois is Douglas County, in central Illinois, and the least healthy is Alexander County, at the southern tip. The report released today is the fourth annual county rankings from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It brings together a variety of data on factors such as smoking, obesity and poverty.

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Online charter school proposal scrutinized By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com

and STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com DeKalb and Sycamore school district officials questioned representatives of the Illinois Virtual Academy at Fox River Valley, an online charter school that is looking to enroll students by fall, at separate public hearings Tuesday. School officials asked about the cost of the program, the responsibilities of the student’s “learning coach” and its relationship with K12 Inc., the for-profit company that Virtual Learning Solutions will partner with for the academy. For DeKalb board member Tracy Williams, the estimated cost of the program at $8,000 a

student and the issue of “cherry-picked” testing results caught his attention. “If you were doing that across the board, I am not sure why we’re here,” Williams said, referring to the test results that were presented to the board. “Everything we worked toward and worked for has been solved.” Officials from Virtual Learning Solutions and K12 are petitioning 18 school districts to create the first multidistrict online charter school in the state. School boards have to approve or deny the charter within 30 days of their particular public hearing. Officials from Virtual Learning Solutions were at DeKalb’s hearing, but not Sycamore’s. The Sycamore school board is expected to vote on the issue

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at its April 9 meeting. DeKalb officials are expected to vote on the issue at their April 16 meeting. In order for the charter school to be established, each of the boards must vote yes. One of the biggest concerns of Luke Glowiak, the Sycamore district’s assistant superintendent, was that virtual school code requires the school to track enrollment and attendance and report it to the district on a monthly basis. But he said he didn’t see in the

proposal how that would be carried out. Zach Wasilew, vice president of business development at K12, said the organization tailors data to each district, for which his organization hoped the district would come up with policies and procedures. “If I’m hearing you correctly, you haven’t put that piece in place yet even though that piece is an important component to Illinois state district funding?” Glowiak said. Wasilew said that was correct. School districts would lose between 75 to 125 percent of their funding per student, depending on how many enrolled with the charter school and negotiations with the districts went. This cost was pegged at about $8,000 a student.

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Story, song in abundance at DeKalb library Three-year-old Isaac Smith of DeKalb looks back to his mother while reacting to the music of Nathan Dettman and Rebecca Hodson during story time Tuesday at the DeKalb Public Library. “I want the snow to melt so it can be spring,” said Issac after learning that the theme of story time Tuesday was about spring. Rob Winner – rwinner@ shawmedia.com

Oaken Acres founder serves on national board SYCAMORE - The founder and president of Oaken Acres Wildlife Center has been elected to the board of directors of the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. Kathy Stelford, who founded Oaken Acres in 1984, will serve a four-year term, according to a news release. Stelford, the center’s director of operations Christy Gerbitz and center board member Lisa Gurman recently attended the national association’s annual

Continued from page A1 there would be no plea agreement. Larson said Albanese’s guilty plea shows where responsibility lied. “Our investigation has indicated there would be no basis for a guilty plea on his part,” Larson said. Ron Dolak represents Keenon Darlinger, who also reported to Albanese. Dolak said there would be either a dismissal or a trial in his client’s case. He believed a dismissal of the charges was a strong possibility. “I don’t think there is going to be a plea agreement in my case,” Dolak said. “My client didn’t do anything wrong.” Joseph Alberti, Mark Beaird, Michael Hall, Keith Jackson, Lawrence Murray and Susan Zahm also were charged in connection with the coffee fund investigation. NIU officials placed the eight defendants on paid leave

last year and have allowed all but two to return to their positions without penalty. Pugh and Murray remain on paid administrative leave as the university continues its own investigation; their reviews are more complicated because they held supervisory roles, university officials have said. Before he was criminally charged in October, Albanese had left the university July 31 after signing a separation agreement that said he faced “serious and substantial allegations of misconduct.” He was paid $45,000 at the time of his resignation, which was based on his annual salary of $198,553. For those who still face charges, weighing the risks and rewards of a plea agree-

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ment will be important, said Leonard Cavise, director for the Center for Public Interest Law at DePaul University. Cavise said pleading guilty to a misdemeanor would give the employees an opportunity for expungement and to protect their pensions, which could be jeopardized if they were convicted of a felony. However, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor could give the university grounds to fire the employee, even if the charge eventually is expunged. “They would want to avoid

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any guilty verdict because the university could always use that as grounds for dismissal,” Cavise said. “Either contest it or plead to the most minor offense.” For his part, Albanese apologized outside of court Tuesday for his failure to handle state resources properly. “I would like to apologize to the DeKalb County Court, the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office and the NIU community for not being a better steward of state property,” Albanese said.

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Hargens said these parents or guardians would be trained if they wanted to be. Williams used this as a point of criticism, saying that it puts undue amount of pressure on the parent. “You’ve asked parents to educate their children and you’ve given them a tool with which to do that,” Williams said. He added that these parents are not compensated. Officials from Virtual Learning Solutions and K12 showed parents and school officials how the program would work. All of the teachers would be credentialed and live in the state. She also outlined expectations for both teachers and students. She said students would spend at least six hours a day on coursework, depending on their grade level.

“I’m sensing there’s a significant margin built in here,” Williams said. “And I don’t see how we come out ahead here.” Stephanie Hargens, a deputy regional vice president at K12, compared the online classroom experience to a webinar at the DeKalb public hearing, but she said there are a lot of misconceptions about online charter schools. “The misconception is that students are face to face with a computer all day, and that is not the case,” Hargens said. Every student would have a learning coach – a parent or other guardian who would keep track of a student’s attendance and progress in the charter school. These people would spend a number of hours a day checking on their student’s progress.

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HARVEY W. ADAMS Born: May 17, 1923, in Volga, Iowa Died: March 18, 2013, in Inola, Okla. PRYOR, Okla. – Harvey Wayne Adams, 89, of Pryor, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, in Inola, Okla. Born May 17, 1923, in Volga, Iowa, to Walter Franklin and Viola Elizabeth (Carpenter) Adams, Harvey grew up and attended school in northeastern Iowa. He was the fourth child of six born to a farming family; his family moved around often to find work when he was a child. He married Dorothy Mae Ewing on July 7, 1944, in Arlington, Iowa. They made their home in Sycamore, where he worked for General Electric for 33 years. He retired in 1983; he and Dorothy moved in 1985 to Pryor, where they have lived ever since. Harvey was of the Baptist faith. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and fishing, metal detecting and traveling. He was an avid collector of Mickey Mouse memorabilia and coins. He also loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy, of the home; four children, Dale L. (Sherri) Adams of Plantation, Fla., Kevin L. (Betty) Adams of Tulsa, Okla., Greg A. (Janice) Adams of Pryor and Sharlene D. (Steve) Adams-Bruce of Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Adams of DeKalb; many nieces and nephews; and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; infant great-grandson; two brothers and two sisters. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Key Funeral Home in Pryor. The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Anderson Funeral Home of DeKalb, following visitation from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Private family burial will be Saturday, March 23, at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Harvey W. Adams Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

CLARE ANDRES Born: April 27, 1945, in Alhambra, Calif. Died: March 16, 2013, in Dunbar, W.Va. DUNBAR, W.Va. – Clare Andres, of Dunbar, executive assistant to the president of West Virginia State University, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her home on campus. She was born April 27, 1945, in Alhambra, Calif., the daughter of Frank and Clare Tomal. After early education in Chicago Catholic schools, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Rosary College in River Forest and a master’s degree in English from John Carroll University in Cleveland, where she met her husband, Jim. The couple, who have six children, were first married in 1968 and remarried in 2003. Beside her accomplishments as a parent, wife, homemaker, seamstress, crafter and knitter, Clare became an executive secretary and administrative assistant with superlative editorial and organizational skills. Her professional expertise brought her to West Virginia State University in July of 2012 as part of President Brian Hemphill’s new

administrative team. Clare’s love for both beauty and precision set a high standard for those who lived with or worked with her, but she showed an equally high standard for herself in the areas of compassion and courtesy. Although generous in bestowing her gifts upon others, especially the less fortunate, she avoided calling attention to her many kindnesses. Along with her loving husband and longtime friend, Jim, Clare leaves her children, Sara Graber of Roscoe, Andrew Andres of Phoenix, Patrick Andres of Belvidere, Cathleen Andres of St. Charles, Angela Andres of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Cora Moreno of Woodland, Calif. In addition to her nine grandchildren, she is survived by her brother, Michael J. Ricard; her sister, Cathleen Dohmeier; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Newman Catholic Student Center – Christ the Teacher Parish in DeKalb with the Rev. Matthew Camaioni celebrating. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, March 25, until the time of service at the church. Cremation will take place at Finch Crematory. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115; 815-758-3841. The outof-town arrangements were under the direction of Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, W.Va. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

ROSEMARY MARGARET (MCDONALD) AYERS Born: May 5, 1916, in Joliet, Ill. Died: March 17, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Rosemary Margaret (McDonald) Ayers, 96, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Lockport, died March 17, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Born in Joliet, she was a resident of Lockport until the past 14 years, when she lived at Oak Crest in DeKalb. She was a graduate of Lockport High School. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker who influenced her six children through the unconditional love and the continuous support she shared with each of them. Rosemary and Harold had three children when he entered the U.S. Navy and honorably served his country during World War II as she supported the family at home. She and her husband were special, thoughtful, caring and devoted parents. Their legacy will be the outstanding role models they were for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children: son, Harold (Ann) Ayers Jr. of Brielle, N.J.; three daughters, Bonnie (Jim) Ward of Sycamore, Janice (Jim) Wright of The Villages, Fla., and Cindy Sue Riley of Sycamore; six grandchildren, James David (Joan) Ward, Christie Nelson, Joseph Philip (Gina) Ward, Robert James Wright, Ryan Riley and Bridget Riley; eight great-grandchildren, Sloane Wright Nelson, Cole Wright Nelson, J.T. Ward, Jeffrey Joseph Ward, Jack Lee Ward, Noah Liszewski, Brittanie Stepp and Joseph Arthur Ward; sister, Marjorie Beavers of Lockport; sisters-in-law, Grace McDonald (Jack) of Florida and Lois Ayers Solberg (Verne) of Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Harold George Ayers Sr.; daughter, Beth Ann (Dan) Devine of California; son, Russell Vernon Ayers; parents, John E. McDonald and Caroline Stranger McDonald; sister, Virginia (Vince) Hartford; and two brothers, Jack McDonald and Robert McDonald. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Goodale Memorial Home, 912

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ROSALIE JONES BAUERNFEIND Born: Nov. 1, 1924, in West Chicago, Ill. Died: Feb. 28, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Rosalie Jones Bauernfeind, 88, of DeKalb, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Born Nov. 1, 1924, in West Chicago, the daughter of Burton T. and Grace (Allen) Jones, she was married to the late Robert H. Bauernfeind on July 5, 1945, in West Chicago; he preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1992. Rosalie was proud of teaching art and English at DeKalb Senior High School for 21 years, where she made a great impact on the kids. Rosalie served for many organizations, including DAR and Infant Welfare League of Chicago. Rosalie graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Northern Illinois University. She loved her church, First Congregational United Church of Christ, gardening, sewing, making her own clothes and adored her beloved cat, Tommy. Survivors include children, Robert A. (Kathleen) Bauernfeind of Raleigh, N.C., Debaney Shepard of Palo Alto, Calif., and Richard Bauernfeind of DeKalb; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and three sisters. The family would like to give a special thank you to the caring staff of Oak Crest. Memorial service for Rosalie will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Bradt Chapel at Oak Crest with the Rev. Joseph Gastiger officiating. Cremation has taken place at the Finch Crematory. Memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com; 815-758-3841.

EMMA S. BUTTS Born: July 28, 1916, in Dewey, Ill. Died: March 16, 2013, in Robinson, Ill. PALESTINE – Emma S. Butts, 96, of rural Palestine, Ill., formerly of Sycamore, died at 11:31 p.m. March 16, 2013, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson. Born July 28, 1916, in Dewey, the daughter of Christian and Freda Carle Sommer, she married John Butts on Dec. 11, 1940; he preceded her in death May 7, 1967. She also

was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, George and Howard Butts; four sisters; and eight brothers. She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law, Lois D`Elia of Round Hill, Va., and Carolyn and Jack Brannon of rural Palestine; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Jill Butts of Viceroy, Calif., David Butts of Tunnel Hill, Ga., and Richard Butts of Big Bear, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Mary Butts of Sycamore; 30 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. There will be cremation with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at First Baptist Church of Sycamore, with burial to follow at South Burlington Cemetery, Kane County. Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

THOMAS EDWARD HERRMANN Born: Dec. 28, 1932, in Mendota, Ill. Died: March 17, 2013, in Shabbona, Ill. DeKALB – Thomas Edward Herrmann, 80, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Prairie Crossing Living and Rehab Center in Shabbona. Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Mendota, the son of Irvin and Margaret (O’Donnell) Herrmann, Tom was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1955 to 1957. Thomas graduated from St. John’s University in Minnesota and received his master’s degree in education from Marquette University in Wisconsin. He taught school in Oak Creek, Wis., for many years, and later worked for Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He was especially proud to be a member of the Indian Creek Baseball Hall of Fame in Shabbona. Survivors include his three brothers, Paul Herrmann of Shabbona, Bill (Linda) Herrmann of Johnston, Iowa, and Irvin (Mary Jane) Herrmann of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Joyce Clinton of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service and burial will be at a later date. Arrangements were completed by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

WAYNE L. JOSLIN Born: March 11, 1932, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: March 18, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Wayne L. Joslin, 81, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Bothell, Wash., died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center in DeKalb. He was born on March 11, 1932, in DeKalb, and was the son of Walter and Edna (Jacox) Joslin. Wayne worked as a company executive for Quinton Instrument. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb. Survivors include one daughter, Diane (Gary) Freedman of California; two sons, David Joslin and Douglas Joslin, both of

Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com California; grandchildren, Stephen, Cheryl, Terry, Lauren and Brian Freedman, and Bonnie (George) Rowley, Evan and Toby Joslin; and great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Josiah, Rosalynn and Adeline Rowley. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter E.; and sister, Dorothy Mae Schoo. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb with Pastor Jon Hutchison officiating. Burial will be immediately after at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, until the time of service at the church. Memorials can be made to the family in care of the funeral home to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb. To send an online condolence, visit www. RonanMooreFinch.com; 815-7583841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Uninsured drivers in Ill. also a danger

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR John Rey a standout in DeKalb mayoral race

of fact, we are eager to host a dinner later this month, at the To the Editor: Hillside Restaurant, to allow others We have had the good fortune to to meet and hear John as the live in the DeKalb community for campaign reaches its conclusion. many years, and have witnessed Please visit John’s website, www. its growth and the many changes johnreyfordekalb.com, for informaas its landscape has moved from tion on the dinner. We hope you’ll rural to cosmopolitan. be able to join us. Over these years, there are many Regardless of your intentions, we folks who have stood out as pillars do urge you to exercise one of our in our community. One such wonderful privileges – please vote person is John Rey, who now seeks on April 9. our support as he campaigns to be DeKalb’s mayor. Jerry and Ging Smith We commend all four candiDeKalb Clark and Arlene Neher dates who are now running. To DeKalb Ms. Groce, Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Verbic – thank you for stepping up Easter bunny steals show and taking on the challenge of a To the Editor: mayoral campaign. Reading advertising about Easter We believe that John’s experience and his long commitment to and the Easter Bunny, I found quality of life in DeKalb makes him myself wondering how a rabbit stand out, and we wholeheartedly got to be connected with bringing support his candidacy. As a matter eggs to the boys and girls. If I’m

not wrong, I also believe they refer to the rabbit as a male. Rabbits do not lay eggs. Hens do. Rabbits must have better publicity agents than the poor hens. Jelly beans, Peeps and plastic eggs are believable and readily available in stores. Ronald Reagan is credited with saying, “It’s amazing how much gets done when no one worries about who gets the credit.” If your boss hands in a report that you have slaved over for weeks and takes all the credit, remember that poor, lowly chicken. Through the ages, there have been other instances where someone got all the credit for work done by someone else. Columbus is usually credited with discovering America when many people think it was Leif Erickson. Poor Erickson does not get a special day. Years before Columbus had persuaded anyone

to give him a dime, Leif had already been here, according to some sources. Besides, Columbus didn’t even know where he was when he landed here. Some people believe someone else wrote all those plays for which Shakespeare receives credit. At Christmas, Santa Claus gets all the credit. Every toy comes assembled – including batteries. So the chicken continues laying the eggs without ever knowing what Reagan said and the Easter Bunny hops on his merry way, taking all the credit. If I were a chicken, I think I’d slip some raw eggs into the little basket. Let the rabbit explain that! And how come they are hard boiled and colored in the first place? Let the rabbit explain that as well. “Hoppy” Easter. Mil Misic DeKalb

Promise of justice for poor still unfulfilled “Make me wanna holler, way they do my life.” – Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues” ••• Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of “Chasing Gideon: the Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice,” which comes out this week coincident with the anniversary of a legal milestone. It was 50 years ago Monday that the case of Gideon v. Wainwright was decided. Clarence Earl Gideon, 51, was arrested in Panama City, Fla., in 1961 for burglary. When his case came to trial, Gideon, who was indigent, asked the court to provide him an attorney. The court refused and Gideon, a fourtime loser and eighth-grade dropout, had to represent himself. He was found guilty and given five years. But although he was no scholar, Gideon knew something was wrong with this picture. He wrote a letter – in pencil and with a dropout’s creative spelling and grammar – to the Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case and appointed counsel to represent him. The decision it handed down affirmed the Sixth Amendment promise that every criminal defendant – even an indigent one – shall have “the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.” It is a right we take for granted now, part of the boilerplate every TV cop rattles

VIEWS Leonard Pitts off to every suspect. “If you desire and cannot afford an attorney ...” and etcetera. It is hard to imagine that such was not always the case. Perhaps you’re grateful to live in a country where even the humble poor are ensured of quality representation when they stand before the bar of justice. Except that you don’t. Hence, the nightmare. It turns out there is a gulf between the 1963 promise and the 2013 reality. It turns out one lawyer can be expected to try 400, 500, 600 cases a year. It turns out public defenders are so underfunded and overwhelmed it is not uncommon for a defendant to meet his attorney for the first time in court. It turns out the situation is so dire that in at least one jurisdiction a judge pressed tax attorneys and property lawyers into service in criminal court. It turns out poor people’s justice is to justice as monkey business is to business. Ask Clarence Jones, who spent more than a year in prison just waiting for an attorney – and was still there as the book went to press – on a charge of burglary. Ask Carol Dee Huneke, a novice lawyer with no experience in criminal law who was hired as a public defender on a Thursday and assigned a case that began Monday. She had never even seen a trial before.

And ask Greg Bright, who spent 27 years in prison on a murder charge he might have easily beaten, writes Houppert, had his court-appointed attorney done even minimal investigation on his behalf. As a later attorney discovered, the single witness the state’s case hinged upon was a mentally-ill heroin addict with a history of hallucinations who physically could not have seen what she claimed she did. Twenty-seven years. “Make me wanna holler,” indeed. What is reflected here is not simply incompetence but disdain, contempt for the rights, lives and humanity of the less fortunate. And perhaps your instinct is to look away, secure in the naive delusion that no one gets arrested unless they’ve “done something.” Truth is, it happens every day. Taken alongside the failed War on Drugs that has devastated African America, this treatment of indigent defendants depicts a “justice” system that too often produces the exact opposite of what its name suggests, particularly for its most vulnerable constituents. That’s a sad state of affairs 50 years after what was once considered a milestone triumph for the poor. And it should – we should – send a clear and unambiguous message to lawmakers. The system is broken. Fix it.

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

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Reporter Jeff Engelhardt’s story this week about uninsured drivers contained some eye-opening statistics. According to the Insurance Research Council, about 15 percent of Illinois drivers – more than a million people – are on the roads without insurance for their vehicles. The Secretary of State’s office puts the number considerably lower than that – it says its random surveys of 300,000 drivers at a time show about 4 percent of drivers are uninsured. The truth is likely somewhere in between. Locally, there were more than 2,200 citations issued by police in DeKalb, Sycamore and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in 2012. Police in Syc- For the record amore reported that more Locally, there were than a quarter of all citamore than 2,200 citations tions written were for drivissued by police in DeKalb, ers without insurance. And those were just the Sycamore and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in people who were caught. But many people who 2012. comply with the law probably don’t have enough insurance, especially if they’re carrying only the state-required minimum in liability coverage. Illinois first began requiring that drivers carry liability insurance on their vehicles in 1990. Since the law went into effect 23 years ago, the mandatory insurance levels have not changed: Drivers still are required to have only $20,000 in liability coverage for a crash that causes injury or death to a single person, $40,000 in coverage for a crash that injures or kills multiple people and $15,000 in property damage coverage. That might have been adequate 23 years ago, but it doesn’t come close to being enough in 2013. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average cost in 2005 of a car crash fatality was $3.2 million; the average cost of an injury was $68,170. We can only assume that over the past eight years, those prices have spiked as much as the cost of most everything health care related. If the average cost of an injury suffered in a car crash in 2005 was almost $70,000, then the minimum for liability coverage for a single person should be increased to at least $80,000. The cost to cover injuries to multiple people and property damage limits should be increased accordingly, and there should also be a mechanism for increasing liability limits over time. If this proves to be a shock to some drivers, perhaps the requirements can be phased in over a few years. However, drivers on the road should be required to carry enough insurance to cover any potential damage they might do if they are responsible for causing an accident. It’s the fair thing for those with whom they share the road. It’s also fair for them – after all, a person carrying the minimum in liability insurance could find themselves saddled with serious restitution costs if they cause a serious accident. In that scenario, both the driver and whomever they hit would probably wish they had more adequate coverage.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Businesses, residents look to escape Illinois Many Illinois residents are making a run for the border, which is distressing but not unexpected. The state’s anti-business policies, its high tax rate and its staggering debt make people want to flee, and individuals and businesses closest to a border are in good position to do so. There are other reasons for people leaving, of course, but the sad state of the state is the biggest. Overall, Illinois is still growing, although much slower than anyone would like. It’s no coincidence the county that lost the most population in 2012, Winnebago County in Northern Illinois, and St. Clair and Madison counties, second and fourth in population losses, border other states. Expect the exodus to accelerate unless things start changing. When jobs leave, people follow. St. Clair County’s unemployment rate in January was 11 percent and Madison County’s 9.8 percent. What’s particularly sad is that Illinois political leaders are standing by and watching rather than doing something about our state’s problems. They have the power to enact a plan that would stabilize the state’s employee pension programs, fix a broken worker’s compensation system and restore public confidence, but choose to do nothing. Unlike in the federal government, lawmakers can’t blame it on political gridlock. Democrats have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature and control the governor’s mansion. Soon Democrats may have supermajorities over nothing. Belleville News-Democrat

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WEATHER

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Cloudy and windy with snow showers

Cloudy and windy with a few lurries

High pressure will continue to build southward from Canada today. This will turn the winds out of the northwest, driving temperatures down into the 20s for daytime highs. Wind chills early in the day could drop below zero. There will be plenty of sun Thursday and Friday to go along with a slight warming trend. Clouds will roll in this weekend with a chance of mixed precipitation Sunday.

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Temperature High ............................................................. 29° Low .............................................................. 14° Normal high ............................................. 46° Normal low ............................................... 28° Record high .............................. 77° in 2012 Record low ................................ 14° in 2013

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.03” Month to date ....................................... 2.13” Normal month to date ....................... 1.31” Year to date ............................................ 7.25” Normal year to date ............................ 4.33”

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Peoria 28/14

Pontiac 28/16

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LeBron James (right) and the Miami Heat are 11 games away from breaking the record for consecutive wins in the NBA. PAGE B2

SECTION B Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

BLACKHAWKS

Tough test awaits Hawks against Ducks AP photo

Butler, Creighton, Xavier ready to join Big East NEW YORK – The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new basketball conference keeping the Big East name, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement will not take place until today, when it will be made in conjunction with a news conference on the league’s broadcast deal with Fox. Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul left to form a new league for next season. Meanwhile, their old colleagues announced a broadcasting deal with ESPN on Tuesday. The unnamed conference’s contract for football, basketball and other sports runs through the 2019-20 season and pays about $20 million a year. The Catholic 7 negotiated to keep their basketball tourney in Madison Square Garden. Xavier and Butler are leaving the Atlantic 10, while Creighton departs the Missouri Valley Conference. For those trying to keep score at home, the currently unnamed league will include South Florida, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Temple, Memphis, Central Florida, SMU and Houston in 2013. East Carolina and Tulane are to join in 2014, and Navy is scheduled for football in 2015. – Wire report

CHICAGO – With 19 games remaining in the regular season, one would think the Blackhawks are well on their way to securing the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. One would think that a record-setting 24-game point streak to start the season would have separated the Hawks in a league filled with so much parity. One would think that leading the NHL in goals scored (100) and being tied for fewest goals allowed (62) would add AP photo up to a runaway lead. Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw celebrates a goal against the ColoraOne would be wrong. do Avalanche on Monday during the first period in Denver. Sorry, one.

VIEWS Tom Musick This might sound a little bit quackers – um, crackers – but the Hawks will face a legitimate challenge for the top playoff seed in the Western Conference. Here come the Ducks, no longer Mighty, but still mighty tough. Today, the Hawks (24-2-3) will visit the Ducks (21-3-4) in a matchup that features the top two teams in the NHL, not

to mention the conference. The Hawks have garnered 51 points this season, while the Ducks have earned 46 points in one fewer game. OK, so the Ducks were named after a cheesy Disney movie from 1992 that featured acting giants such as Emilio Estevez and, uh, some other people. By the way, did you know that Goldberg the goaltender is skinny now and appeared in a Captain Morgan commercial? Anyway. The real-life Ducks are tough.

See MUSICK, page B2

NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

Implementing a new wrinkle

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Anaheim, 9 p.m., NHL, CSN The Hawks look for their fourth straight victory when they head West to face the Ducks. The Hawks defeated Colorado, 5-2, on Monday. Also on TV... Men’s college basketball NCAA Division I tournament, LIU Brooklyn vs. James Madison, at Dayton, Ohio, 5:30 p.m., TRUTV NIT, first round, Indiana State at Iowa, 6 p.m., ESPN2 NIT, first round, Long Beach State at Baylor, 8 p.m., ESPN2 NCAA Division I tournament, first round, Boise State vs. La Salle, at Dayton, Ohio, 8 p.m., TRUTV Pro basketball Brooklyn at Dallas, 7 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Pro baseball Preseason, Boston at N.Y. Yankees, at Tampa, Fla., noon, ESPN2 Extreme sports X Games, at Tignes, France, noon, ESPN; 9:30 p.m., ESPN (same-day tape)

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Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey speaks during a news conference Tuesday at the Yordon Center on the Northern Illinois campus in DeKalb.

NIU pushes spring practice back week, adds Huskie Bowl By STEVE NITZ

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snitz@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Rod Carey wanted to have some competition at the end of spring practice. He felt like adding some more fun. So, Northern Illinois’ football coach instituted a new wrinkle this year. NIU will hold its annual spring game, which is basically a controlled scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. April 13. NIU will stage the first Huskie Bowl a week later. Spring practice was originally supposed to start this afternoon, but was moved back a week because of the cold weather. The Huskies’ first practice is

Log on to HuskieWire.com to see video footage from Tuesday’s spring practice opening news conference. now scheduled for 3:20 p.m. March 27. Carey originally thought of having the new Huskie Bowl the same day as the spring game, but with practice getting moved back, holding it on a different date ended up working out. The Huskie Bowl won’t be your basic end-of-spring scrimmage. It’s more of an actual game, with offense,

defense and field goals. Offensive line coach Joe Tripodi and linebackers coach Kevin Kane will draft the Cardinal and Black rosters, though Carey joked they weren’t sure if they were going to call one team cardinal or red. Each staff will take time out of practices to get their game plan together. Carey took part in something similar when he was a player at Indiana – the Hoosiers had the Cream and Crimson. He said other NIU coaches had participated in something similar, so the staff thought of different things and brought the idea together. “You guys watch those spring games on ESPN? Are you guys bored ridiculously by those things? They’re

terrible,” Carey joked at Tuesday’s pre-spring news conference. “We’re going to have those, those are important to teach the guys the game. Don’t let me minimize those. If you want to have some fun to end spring ball, let’s have some competition. Let’s roll out the ball and play.” Both teams will share coordinators, as Bob Cole will work with the offense and Jay Niemann the defense. The winning team will get a steak dinner, while the losing team, Carey joked, will get “beans and weenies.” Carey will have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy everything.

See HUSKIES, page B2

NFL

Owners make 2 rule changes for player safety By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press PHOENIX – NFL owners approved two rule changes Tuesday to enhance player safety. They might not vote on a proposal to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders. The owners outlawed peelback blocks anywhere on the field; previously, they were illegal only inside the tackle box. A player makes a peelback block when he is moving toward his goal line, approaches an opponent from behind or the side, and makes contact below the waist.

The penalty will be 15 yards. Also banned is overloading a formation while attempting to block a field goal or extra point. Defensive teams can now have only six or fewer players on each side of the John Harbaugh snapper at the line of scrimmage. Players not on the line can’t push teammates on the line into blockers, either. The alignment violation is a 5-yard penalty. The pushing penalty is 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.

But the potential change that has drawn the most attention – yes, even more than eliminating the infamous tuck rule, which seems to be a foregone conclusion – is prohibiting ball carriers outside the tackle box from lowering their helmets and making contact with defenders with the crown. New York Giants owner John Mara, a member of the competition committee that has recommended the change, expressed doubt Tuesday that the proposal would be voted on before today, when the owners meetings conclude. He also said there was “a chance” it could be tabled until the May

meetings in Boston. “There was a spirited discussion,” Mara said. “We’ll have more discussion today.” Many coaches have said they are concerned about officiating such a new rule. “In all fairness it’s going to be tough on the officials, it’s going to be tough to make that determination at live speed with one look,” said John Harbaugh of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Harbaugh noted that in the competition committee’s examination of one week of play last season, it found five instances where a ball carrier was not protecting the ball or himself and lowered his hel-

met to make contact with a defender. Dean Blandino, recently promoted to vice president of officiating, noted that five in 16 games was significant enough to consider banning the act. Added Rams coach Jeff Fisher, co-chairman of the competition committee: “We want to make a serious attempt to get the shoulder back into the game. We are not saying the ball carrier cannot get small. We are not saying the ball carrier cannot protect the football, because if he is going to go down to cover the football, if the shoulder goes down, we know the head goes down, we understand that.”


SPORTS

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY

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FRIDAY Baseball Harvard at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Softball DeKalb at Belvidere, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Dundee-Crown, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Aurora Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Harvest Christian at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Kaneland’s Johnson to be coach at all-star game Kaneland boys basketball coach Brian Johnson will be the head coach of the North team in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A-4A All-Star Game on June 29 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Johnson’s Kaneland team won the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title this season before falling in a Class 3A regional semifinal. He is 67-42 in his four years as Kaneland’s coach.

Cogs take fourth at meet, Neisendorf wins high jump Genoa-Kingston’s Danielle Neisendorf cleared 5-2 in the high jump at Tuesday’s Byron Last Chance Meet, good for first place. The Cogs took fourth as a team. G-K’s Carly Fisher took second in the shot put at 30-7, while the 800-meter relay team of Neisendorf, Brianna Kramer, Andreah Strohmaier and Felicia Olson finished in second with a time of 1:56.00.

NI Big 12 to have 2, 5-team divisions The Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference will split into two, five-team divisions after Streator departs after the 2013-14 school year, the conference announced Tuesday. The conference currently stands at 12 schools but Dixon and Streator have announced their departures to other conferences. The East Division will be Kaneland, DeKalb, Sycamore, Morris and Yorkville, while current East member Rochelle will move to the West and compete alongside Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa and Sterling. The conference will continue looking at candidates for expansion, according to Rochelle principal and conference president Travis McGuire.

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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra (left) celebrates a play in the fourth quarter Monday against the Boston Celtics in Boston. The Heat won, 105-103, to extend their winning streak to 23 games. The Heat are 10 games off the NBA record of 33 straight set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

MIAMI HEAT

Record might not be daunting By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press LeBron James and the Miami Heat are about to play another game in Cleveland. Yawn. That’s what a 23-game winning streak will do for a team. It mutes even the LeBron-Goes-HomeAgain hype. Someday the Heat will lose another basketball game. Maybe even today, when the reigning NBA champions drop by James’ old neighborhood to take on James’ old team, which happens to be decimated by injuries right now. Still, could happen. Almost did in Boston on Monday night, save for James’ game-winning jumper in the final seconds after Miami rallied from 17- and 13-point deficits to squeak past the Celtics 105-103. But given how they wrapped up their latest “W’’ and what lies ahead, it may no longer be farfetched to think that the record of 33 straight victories set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers is within Miami’s grasp. “It means a lot,” James said after the Boston game. “I know the history of the game. To be sitting in second place right now ... for us to be there and doing it in the way we want to do it, it means a lot.” It also means a lot that Miami won’t be visiting many playoff-bound teams any time soon. Five of their next six games are against teams with the worst records this season. So, grab some popcorn and some pop and settle in to watch where this remarkable run ends up. Here’s a breakdown of the potential

NBA’s longest winning streaks Wins Team Started-Ended 33 Lakers Nov. 5, 1971-Jan. 7, 1972 23 Heat Feb. 3-current 22 Rockets Jan. 29, 2008-March 18, 2008 20 Bucks Feb. 6, 1971-March 8, 1971 19 Celtics Nov. 15, 2008-Dec. 25, 2008 19 Lakers Feb. 4, 2000-March 13, 2000 18 Bulls Dec. 29, 1995-Feb. 2, 1996 18 Celtics Feb. 24, 1982-March 26, 1982 18 Knicks Oct. 24, 1969-Nov. 28, 1969 Six ties with 17 consecutive wins Road to 34:

At Cleveland (22-45), today: While it will surely be emotional – after all, James is coming home, again – Miami would have to simply lay an egg to lose today. Heat victory odds: Excellent. Detroit (23-46), Friday: Miami has lost one game at home since mid-December and returns to face a Pistons team that has currently lost nine straight games. Heat victory odds: Excellent. Charlotte (15-52), Sunday: The worst team in the NBA. Name five Bobcats. OK, name three Bobcats. Unless Michael Jordan himself plays ... Heat victory odds: Above excellent. At Orlando (18-49), March 25: Here’s the first real potential for a slip-up. The Heat are 2-0 against the Magic this season, those two wins coming by a combined THREE points. Heat victory odds: Average. At the Bulls (36-30), March 27: Imagine the possibilities. A Bulls team trying to stay in the fight for home-court advan-

tage in the first round of the East playoffs, facing Miami – which provokes more lusty boos in Chicago than perhaps anywhere else – and maybe, just maybe, with Derrick Rose back in the lineup by then? Heat victory odds: Fair. At New Orleans (22-46), March 29: Worst record in the Western Conference, and not even that good at home. Heat victory odds: Excellent. At San Antonio (51-16), March 31: The Heat would be going for No. 30 in San Antonio, and even the oddsmakers in Las Vegas might list them as underdogs on this night, streak or no streak. Heat victory odds: Poor. New York (39-26), April 2: The Knicks are perhaps the NBA’s most hard-luck team of late, having blown Miami out twice by 20 points and getting off to a sensational start, then having key players get hurt as the stretch run approaches. Heat victory odds: Good. At Charlotte (15-52), April 5: Still the worst team in the NBA. Win No. 32 would be a foregone conclusion. Heat victory odds: Excellent. Philadelphia (26-40), April 6: On Final Four Saturday in college basketball, the Heat could punch their ticket to a defacto championship game. This would be for No. 33. Heat victory odds: Excellent. Milwaukee (33-32), April 9: It’s very likely that the Bucks and Heat will play in the first round of the East playoffs. But before that, if Miami is really going for No. 34 on this night, how fitting would it be that the Bucks are the opponent? Jan. 9, 1972. The Bucks beat the Lakers 120-104, snapping that 33-game win streak. Does history repeat itself on April 9?

Bragging rights on line in game • HUSKIES Continued from page B1

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MESA, Ariz. – Alfonso Soriano and Darwin Barney each homered off Alexi Ogando and the Cubs beat the Texas Rangers, 5-4, on Tuesday.

Ducks have quietly thrived this season

Heisey, Bruce hit HRs as Reds beat Danks, Sox

• MUSICK Continued from page B1

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Chris Heisey and Jay Bruce hit consecutive home runs and the Cincinnati Reds tagged John Danks and the White Sox, 10-6, Tuesday.

It’s quite possible that the road to the Stanley Cup Final will pass through Anaheim. Against almost every other team, the Hawks have looked invincible. They have outscored their past two opponents by a margin of 13-3, and Hart Trophy candidate Patrick Kane has notched more points (6) in those two games than some fourth-line types collect in a season. But this group from Anaheim isn’t exactly sitting Ducks. While the Hawks have made history, earned a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated and captured the attention of athletes such as LeBron James, the Ducks quietly have thrived. Led by coach Bruce Boudreau, they had a pair of six-game point streaks early in the season, and they have earned at least one point in 11 consecutive games entering today. Not only that, but the Ducks have locked

DAYTON, Ohio – Jeremy Underwood came off the bench to score 19 points, leading North Carolina A&T past 21-loss Liberty, 73-72, on Tuesday at the First Four, ending an NCAA winless streak at nine games. The Flames – only the second team ever to make the NCAA tournament with 20 losses – had a chance to win it. – Staff, wire reports

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

Soriano, Barney homer for Cubs in win over Rangers

North Carolina A&T finally wins tournament game

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford blocks a shot by Dallas Stars center Derek Roy during the third period of a game Saturday in Dallas. The Blackhawks won, 8-1.

up two of their biggest stars to long-term contract extensions in the past couple of weeks. On Monday, the Ducks announced an eight-year contract extension reportedly worth $69 million for Corey Perry, a 50-goal scorer two seasons ago. Perry’s signing came after that of team captain Ryan Getzlaf, who reportedly signed for eight years and $66 million. Imagine what Kane and Jonathan Toews thought when they learned about those deals. Cha-ching! But lots of players earn money. Only a lucky few are able to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Hawks did so in 2010. The Ducks did so in 2007. Both teams are hungry for more. Take a good look, Hawks fans, because you might see these Ducks again come playoff time.

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

“I’m looking forward to watching the coaches coach, seeing the players play,” he said. “Trying to keep that perspective and not getting too much involved.” Seniors Jimmie Ward, Akeem Daniels and Matt Krempel all said the transition from Dave Doeren to Carey has been smooth. As Carey puts it, when Akeem you’re in charge Daniels of a program as successfull as NIU has been, it’s not what you change – it’s what you keep. There may not be a ton of changes with their new coach, but the Huskie Bowl is something new players certainly seem to be in favor of. “I think [Huskie Bowl] will be really fun, but at the same time we’re still going to get our work in,” Daniels said. “I think it being new will be positive for us.” It may not have the same intensity as a Saturday afternoon, but there will be bragging rights on the line. And a steak dinner. “I think everybody’s going to come to play,” Ward said. “Football is a competition.”

Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 51 16 .761 Memphis 45 21 .682 Houston 36 31 .537 Dallas 32 35 .478 New Orleans 22 46 .324 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 50 18 .735 Denver 47 22 .681 Utah 34 33 .507 Portland 31 36 .463 Minnesota 23 42 .354 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 46 21 .687 Golden State 39 30 .565 L.A. Lakers 36 33 .522 Sacramento 23 44 .343 Phoenix 23 45 .338 x-clinched playoff spot

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Tuesday’s Results Indiana 95, Orlando 73 Milwaukee 102, Portland 95 Denver 114, Oklahoma City 104 L.A. Clippers at Sacramento (n) Today’s Games Miami at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Orlando at New York, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Dallas, 7 p.m. Utah at Houston, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Portland at Bulls, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Blackhawks 29 24 2 3 51 100 62 St. Louis 28 16 10 2 34 85 80 Detroit 29 14 10 5 33 78 75 Columbus 30 12 12 6 30 68 79 Nashville 30 11 13 6 28 70 81 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 28 16 10 2 34 73 69 Vancouver 28 13 9 6 32 78 80 Edmonton 28 11 11 6 28 69 81 Calgary 27 11 12 4 26 78 91 Colorado 28 10 14 4 24 71 89 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 28 21 3 4 46 95 69 Los Angeles 28 16 10 2 34 85 71 Phoenix 29 13 12 4 30 77 82 San Jose 28 12 10 6 30 67 74 Dallas 28 13 12 3 29 73 84

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 31 23 8 0 46 110 81 N.Y. Rangers 29 15 12 2 32 70 70 New Jersey 30 13 11 6 32 74 84 N.Y. Islanders 29 13 13 3 29 86 96 Philadelphia 30 13 16 1 27 81 92 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 29 19 5 5 43 92 73 Boston 28 19 6 3 41 82 60 Ottawa 30 16 8 6 38 77 65 Toronto 29 15 12 2 32 86 83 Buffalo 30 11 15 4 26 79 95 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 30 16 12 2 34 80 86 Carolina 29 15 12 2 32 84 82 Tampa Bay 29 13 15 1 27 96 86 Washington 29 12 16 1 25 79 87 Florida 30 8 16 6 22 74 110 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Tuesday’s Results N.Y. Rangers 3, New Jersey 2 Ottawa 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Florida 4, Carolina 1 Columbus 4, Nashville 3 Buffalo 3, Montreal 2, OT Pittsburgh 2, Washington 1 Winnipeg 3, Boston 1 St. Louis at Vancouver (n) Phoenix at Los Angeles (n) Today’s Games Blackhawks at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders,6 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 6 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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


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hen it comes to matzo, Chicago chef Laura Frankel says hers is a love-hate relationship. “Matzo and I are frenemies,” she says of the unleavened cracker-like bread traditionally eaten during Jewish Passover celebrations. “On one hand, matzo is a food you want to be proud of – it’s part of who we are as Jews. But frankly, it usually tastes like cardboard.” During Passover, leavened breads and most grains are prohibited. The tradition is intended to recall the flight of the Jews from Egypt after being freed by the pharaoh. As the story goes, they had no time to let their bread rise before baking it. So today, matzo – the production of which is a highly regulated process – is central to Passover meals. It can be eaten as is, or ground into coarse crumbs or even a fine cake meal and used similar to traditional flours. “Every year, people will tell me they made brownies with matzo cake flour and they were even better than the real thing,” said Frankel, author of the cookbook “Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes.” When she hears this, she usually thinks, “No, they’re not,” but keeps that to herself. Leah Schapira, an Israeli-born kosher cook, has a more comfortable relationship with matzo. Schapira – who co-authored the recent cookbook, “Passover Made Easy” – is happy to

Tortillas With Tomato-Mint Salsa And Guacamole Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 4 For the tortillas: 1 cup matzo cake meal 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups water For the filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 1 pound lean ground beef 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt For the tomato-mint salsa: 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved

munch matzo plain, but when cooking with it tends to treat it as a blank canvas upon which to build dishes. The matzo toffee bar crunch from her book is a great example of using matzo creatively. It’s reminiscent of the popular confection usually coated with chopped nuts, but her version melds similar flavors together with the toasty, crunchy qualities of the matzo. She and writing partner Victoria Dwek also developed a recipe Inside for tortillas with tomato-mint salsa A healthy, highand guacamole flavor matzo ball soup for Passover. because they know how much families Page C2 like having a taco night and wanted a Passover-suitable option. Still, both Frankel and Schapira say it’s essential not to be fooled into thinking using matzo crumbs and meal is the same as using flour or breadcrumbs, and they recommend not going out of your way to try to use matzo products to recreate dishes you might make at other times of the year. One of Frankel’s favorites during Passover is fried green tomatoes made with a seasoned matzo crumb coating. But she also regularly makes stews and soups thickened with a roux made by browning matzo meal and either olive oil or chicken fat. And as much as Frankel has her love-hate relationship with matzo, she ends up embracing it with plenty of culinary flair. “The key thing,” she said, “is you’ve got to strive to not have your cake and eat it too.”

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper For the guacamole: 1 ripe avocado Juice of 1 lime 1/2 small red onion, finely diced 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon white wine or cider vinegar Garlic powder, to taste Salt, to taste 1/2 cup prepared coleslaw, to serve To prepare the tortillas: In a

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Kosher wine evolves from inexpensive and sweet to collectible By MICHELLE LOCKE

A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Covenant Wines vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif., goes for $90 a bottle. The ingredients in the wine are kosher, and it is handled by only Sabbathobservant Jews.

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For a lighter matzo ball soup, lose the schmaltz One-pot meal is rich with vegetables, not fat The Husband is Jewish and I am his shiksa bride. As young marrieds, we ignored both traditions equally. But when we had children, we began celebrating Jewish and Christian holidays alike, so that as the kids matured they could naturally gravitate to the rituals that moved them the most. Though I grew up in New York, I’d never attended a Passover seder until I met my future husband. I really enjoyed the meal, but the Passover service seemed so complicated that I felt a tad overwhelmed when it was time to produce my own seder. For that matter, even the meal – with its many platters of symbolic dishes – seemed pretty daunting. I knew I’d probably never attempt homemade gefilte fish, but I figured I might be able to produce a respectable matzo ball soup. At the time (now a generation ago) I owned no Jewish cookbooks, and there was no internet. So what did I do? I called my mother-inlaw. And what did she tell me? To make the recipe on the back of the matzo meal box. And? Except for the fact that I made the balls too big and they blew up to the size of tennis balls and took forever to cook, I felt pretty proud of my soup. It was tasty. Since then I’ve produced many matzo ball soups, and not always on Passover. My son, for one, loves it all year. At the birthday dinner parties he used to throw for himself as a teenager (guess who cooked) matzo ball soup was always on the menu. Over time, I’ve refined the recipe from the back of the box. Like other cooks before me, I swapped out the vegetable oil in favor of schmaltz (chicken fat), which amps the flavor. I also began poaching the matzo balls not in water, but in broth. These techniques made for a notably dense matzo ball – sinkers, not floaters, as The Husband’s Aunt Yetta used to say. But my family liked them that way. However, for the purpose of this column, I wanted to dream up a matzo ball that is lower in fat and calories, but that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor. The schmaltz was the first ingredient to go. Yes, of course, it’s delicious, but it’s also pure saturated fat. Not healthy. So it was back to vegetable oil. Then I kissed off the whole eggs in favor of egg whites, which are leaner. I tried to make up for the flavor that went missing along with the schmaltz by adding broth to the batter, but the resulting

• MATZO Continued from page C1 Matzo Toffee Bar Crunch Start to finish: 1 hour 30 minutes Servings: 18 6 sheets matzo (or enough to cover a baking sheet) 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips Sea salt (optional) Slivered almonds, toasted (optional) Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Arrange the matzo in a single layer over the

EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton matzo ball was as dense as a lead ball. What to do? I could have lost the broth in favor of seltzer, which would have made the matzo balls much lighter, but I was afraid it would dull the flavor. Instead, I added some baking powder, which did indeed make them more buoyant. Isn’t baking powder, a leavener, a no-no during Passover, which bans all leavened bread? Not if you use baking powder that’s been certified kosher for Passover. Then I poached the matzo balls for much longer than recommended, which helped to cook them all the way through, and made them less dense. The soup part of this recipe is thick with spring vegetables – fava beans, asparagus, leeks, mushrooms and peas. If you want to get fancy (and you can find them), use fresh, seasonal morel mushrooms instead of the buttons. Just make sure you wash them well. Considered as a whole – matzo balls and vegetables – this soup could stand alone as a hearty, one-pot dinner. If it strikes you as too hearty for the first course of a seder, simply add more chicken broth to thin it.

Spring Vegetable Soup With Low-Fat, High-Flavor Matzo Balls Start to finish: 2 hours (45 minutes active) Servings: 8 For the matzo balls: 3/4 cup matzo meal 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 large egg whites, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth For the soup: 1/2 pound shelled fresh fava beans or shelled fresh lima beans (or 1 2/3 cups defrosted frozen), or a combination 3 medium leeks 1/2 pound asparagus (about 1/2 bunch), tough ends discarded (peel the stalks if thicker than 1/3 inch) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 pound small white mushrooms, trimmed and quartered 10 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup shelled fresh or defrosted frozen green peas baking sheet. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the margarine and brown sugar. Stirring constantly, melt just until incorporated. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture over the matzo, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until deep golden brown and bubbling all over. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Wait 2 minutes for the chocolate to melt. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate in an even layer. Sprinkle with salt and almonds, if using. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer until set. Break into pieces, then store in an airtight container.

Kosher salt and ground black pepper Chopped fresh dill, to garnish To make the matzo balls, in a large bowl stir together the matzo meal, salt and baking powder. Add the egg whites, vegetable oil and chicken broth, then stir until well combined. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. While the matzo mixture cools, prepare the vegetables. If using fava beans, in a large saucepan bring 1 quart of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the shelled fava beans and blanch for 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to cool. When they are cool enough to handle, gently peel the skins from the beans. If using lima beans, this step can be skipped. Trim off and discard the green parts of the leeks, leaving about 5 inches. Cut the white part in half lengthwise, then slice into 1-inch pieces (about 3 1/2 cups). Rinse them well and pat them dry. Cut the asparagus crosswise into 1-inch pieces. In a large saucepan over medium, heat the oil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the leeks and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until they have softened. Add the asparagus and mushrooms to the leek mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes more, or until almost tender. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set aside. Return the saucepan to the stovetop over medium-high heat. Add the chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Shape the chilled matzo batter into 16 balls and add them to the broth. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the matzo balls are tender. Add the vegetable mixture to the chicken stock and matzo balls, along with the fava beans and peas and simmer until heated through. If using defrosted frozen lima beans, add them first to the soup and let them simmer for 5 minutes or until tender, then add the other vegetables. Season with salt and pepper to taste, ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh dill.

If you remember when kosher wine meant mostly cheap and sweet, you probably also know the second part is no longer true. Today, there are plenty of quality kosher wines being made around the world. But did you also know kosher wine has come so far there now are even superpremium bottles that go for more than $100 a bottle? “It’s absolutely amazing how it’s evolved,” said Michael K. Bernstein, owner of The Cask in Los Angeles, which stocks and sells exclusively kosher wines and spirits. “It’s mind-boggling how many different kosher wines there are.” The syrupy kosher wines of the past stemmed mainly from economics. Jewish immigrants to America needed wine, a crucial part of their religious traditions, but didn’t have access to highquality grapes. So they used the Concord grapes that grow in the Northeast, producing wines with an unpleasant character, usually describe as “foxy,” which was masked by adding sugar. But in recent years, a number of producers have begun making classic red and white kosher wines. A pioneer was Herzog Wine Cellars in Southern California, and there also is a growing wine industry in Israel. Making wine kosher isn’t particularly hard, said Jeff Morgan, winemaker at Covenant, a winery in the Napa Valley that makes a kosher cabernet sauvignon that goes for $90 a bottle. The ingredients in wine are kosher; the trick is to keep things that way. The basic requirement for doing that is to make sure the grape juice and fermented wine is only touched or handled by Sabbath-observant Jews, which is what happens at Covenant, where associate winemaker Jonathan Hajdu is a Sabbath-observant Jew. Covenant is co-owned by Morgan, his wife, Jodie Morgan, and Leslie Rudd, owner of Rudd Vineyards & Winery, also in the Napa Valley, and chairman of the Dean & Deluca upscale delicatessen chain. Morgan and Rudd are Jewish, though neither considered themselves particularly religious when they started the project. Interestingly, making the wines has brought both of them more in touch with their heritage, “and that has been a wonderful surprise,” Morgan said. Covenant wines are not “mevushal,” a term that means the finished wines have been heated, making it

Kosher For more kosher wine options, master sommelier Richard Betts has these suggestions: FROM FRANCE • Chateau Giraud Sauternes, Kosher Edition • Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Kosher Edition • Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Brut NV Kosher Version FROM ISRAEL • Castel, Grand Vin Castel • Recanati Wild Carignan Reserve • Yarden Merlot FROM THE U.S. • Prix Vineyards Reserve Syrah FROM SPAIN • Elvi Wines EL26 Priorat

possible for them to be handled by non-observant Jews and remain kosher. In the old days, that used to mean boiled, which is ruinous to wine. These days, winemakers use flash pasteurization. There’s debate over whether this does or doesn’t affect the quality of a wine, but Morgan is on the side of the doubters and doesn’t do it. Other than that, Covenant wines, consistently praised by critics, are made like other premium wines – with high quality grapes, natural yeast fermentation, no filtration and French oak aging. Production is about 3,000 cases a year, and the wines are sold in at least 20 states and several countries, including Canada, Israel, England, France and China. In addition to the flagship Covenant and Solomon wines, Covenant makes a few other wines, including the cleverly named Red C, a red blend with a big red “C’’ on the label, which goes for around $45. Even that’s a big leap from the old-school kosher wines that go for less than $7 a bottle.

Nutrition information per serving: 230 calories; 80 calories from fat (35 percent of total calories); 9 g fat (0.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 10 g protein; 1070 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.” Matzo Toffee Bar Crunch

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8BRIEFS Classical Conversations sets meetings Classical Conversations is a community of homeschool families committed to learning using the Classical Model while integrating a Biblical worldview. The DeKalb/Sycamore community will hold information meetings at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road at 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. April 4 and 18. For more information or to RSVP, send email to throwerls@gmail.com.

G-K student on to state geography bee Hunter Busse, an eighth-grade student at Genoa-Kingston Middle School, is one of 100 semifinalists selected to compete in the 2013 Illinois National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Hunter is the son of Jerry and Ami Busse. Students in fourth through eighth grade across the state competed in school-level geography bees. Winners from each school then took a qualifying test. The students who achieve the top 100 scores in each state, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Department of Defense Dependents schools are invited to compete at the state level. The winner of the state geography bee on April 5 will receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington, D.C., where he or she will represent Illinois in the

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national finals in May. The winner of the national bee will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and an all-expense paid trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to the Galapagos Islands. There, the winner will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscape of the Galapagos. The final round of the national bee, moderated by Alex Trebek, will be aired on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild on May 23. Check local listings for air time.

West Elementary schedules fundraiser West Elementary School will host a pork chop or chicken drive-through dinner catered by Country Store & Catering Inc. The fundraiser will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the school located at 240 S. Fair St., Sycamore. The dinner will include a pork chop or quarter chicken, baked beans, steakhouse potato salad, apple sauce, roll and butter. Tickets cost $12 and can be purchased by calling the school at 815-899-8199 or emailing Kate Griffey at kate.griffey12@gmail.com or Vickie Foster at vfoster@syc427.org. A few tickets will be available on site the day of the event.

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Kayla Diane Cranden Age 9, Feb. 25

Mason Finn Pond Age 1, March 16

Gracie Jane Torres Age 4, March 17

Hometown: Sycamore Parents: Joe and Valerie Cranden Sibling: Kyle Joseph Cranden Grandparents: Larry and Judy Sallberg of DeKalb and George Cranden of San Diego, Calif. Great-grandmother: LaVerne Banks of Grand Prairie, Texas

Hometown: Madison, Wis. Parents: Jason and Anne Pond Sibling: Connor Jason Pond Grandparents: Don and Karen Finn of DeKalb and Greg and Kathy Pond of Madison, Wis. Great-grandparents: Victoria Finn of DeKalb and Donna Dunn of Madison, Wis.

Hometown: Sycamore Parents: Fred and Sherry Torres Sibling: Samantha Torres Grandparents: Isa Fierros of DeKalb and Larry and Judy Sallberg of DeKalb Great-grandmother: LaVerne Banks of Grand Prairie, Texas

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The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Kishwaukee College held its spring induction ceremony on Feb. 27 on campus. The chapter welcomed 55 new members into the organization.

KC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 55 students as new members this spring at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in the college’s Jenkins Auditorium on Feb. 27. Alpha Rho Eta officers for the 2012-13 academic year are: Gladys Sanchez, president; Alex Dolister, vice president; Carly Hoecherl, recording officer; Luis Aguilar, public relations officer; and Jennifer Link, hallmark officer. The Kishwaukee College chapter faculty advisers are Laurie Hoecherl and Niki Criswell. During the ceremony, inductees and their family and friends enjoyed a performance by Brian Beer on the Chapman Stick. The keynote speaker was Tania Nezrick, Kishwaukee College biology faculty and honorary member of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter. Nezrick spoke on scholarship, learning and achievement. After the ceremony, inductees, family and

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Sexual abuse without actual physical assault? Dear Abby: Is there such a thing as non-physical sexual abuse? When I was young, my father would fondle my mother when I came to sleep with them when I had a nightmare. (She would rebuff his advances.) He would also watch porn in front of me. As I matured, he made comments about my figure. He would barge into my room without knocking and insist he didn’t have to knock. He’d tell dirty jokes or talk about sexually inappropriate things. (The day after my wedding he asked my husband how our wedding night had been.) But with all of this, he never touched me or assaulted me. His actions affected my self-esteem and relationships because as I grew up I thought the only thing I had to offer was being sexy.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips Thankfully, therapy and my husband helped me to see myself as a fully dynamic person. I recently began seeing a new counselor who thinks my father was just a dirty old man – nothing more. Was I abused? Any information you have would be appreciated. – Wondering in Wisconsin Dear Wondering: When a parent attempts to initiate sex or watch pornography in front of a child, it is sexualizing behavior and it could also be considered “grooming” behavior. Your father’s actions were so far out of the normal boundaries that they were off the charts. And yes, it WAS a

form of abuse. My advice is to change counselors. Dear Abby: My daughter is mentally ill, homeless and on meth. A year ago, when she wasn’t so bad, she asked if I would take her 3-yearold daughter, “Lucy,” so she could get herself together. Unfortunately, she went the other direction. It was fine when I thought that the arrangement was temporary, but when I realized I would be raising Lucy as a single parent at 49, things got hard. My so-called friends have abandoned me, and so has my much younger boyfriend. But what is actually killing this is that I get no respite. I am an extreme introvert. Constant contact drains me. When I don’t have my “recharge” time, I tune Lucy out, and the next thing I know she has

cut up the curtains or hidden my shoes. I’m afraid I’m just going to lose it. Work doesn’t count; there are people there, too. Bad thoughts are going through my head because I feel such resentment. I know if I had time for my own mental health, I could be a good surrogate mother to Lucy, but if I can’t, I’m starting to think I may have to give her up, and that breaks my heart. I want to scream, to throw things, to just leave the house and walk until I drop. Please help me. – End Of My Rope Dear End: How much time do you need to recharge? Would it be an hour or hour and a half at the end of each workday? Would an afternoon during the weekends suffice? Have you discussed this with Lucy’s grandfather or her paternal grandpar-

ents? They might be willing to get involved and lighten your load. Would a neighbor watch your grandchild on a regular basis if you compensated her or him? How about the person who already takes care of Lucy while you’re at work? Please explore these options if you haven’t already. Screaming, throwing things and leaving the little girl alone are not viable scenarios. However, if you feel that you might harm her, it would be better if you placed her for adoption or in foster care.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Tamoxifen offers benefits if taken for 10 years Dear Dr. K: I was diagnosed with ER-positive breast cancer a few years ago. My doctor told me to take tamoxifen for five years to prevent my cancer from coming back. I recently read that taking tamoxifen longer further decreases the risk of a cancer recurrence. What should I do? Dear Reader: The simple answer is: Ask your primary care doctor if you should talk to a breast cancer specialist, because it may well be a good idea to continue on the tamoxifen. But I know you won’t be satisfied with a simple answer, so here’s a more elaborate one. The cells in our bodies are constantly receiving chemical signals that tell them what to

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff do. The way many signals work is that they attach to something on or in the cell called a receptor. Think of the chemical signal as a key and the receptor as the lock the key opens. Breast cancer is divided into types based on whether the cancer cells have receptors for the female hormone estrogen. If they do, they’re called ER-positive breast cancers. Estrogen can stimulate the cells to grow and divide, which probably encourages the cancer to grow larger and

to spread. Tamoxifen blocks the estrogen receptor. Because of that, it greatly improves the outlook for women with ERpositive breast cancer. Women who are past menopause are generally advised to take tamoxifen for two to three years, and then switch to a different type of drug called an aromatase inhibitor. This switch reduces the chance that the cancer will recur. Women who have not reached menopause (and whose ovaries are still producing estrogen) have been advised to take tamoxifen for a full five years. A new study (probably the one you read about) has

found that taking tamoxifen longer than five years can further reduce deaths from the disease. The researchers studied a group of nearly 7,000 women with ER-positive breast cancer. The women were randomly assigned to stick to just five years of tamoxifen or to take it for an additional five years. The study found a significant benefit from remaining on tamoxifen for 10 years: Women were less likely to have a recurrence of breast cancer, and they were less likely to die of breast cancer than women who took the drug for only five years. Be aware, however, that after menopause, tamoxifen increases the risk of uterine

cancer. It also increases the risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs in all women. So it’s like most treatments: There are both benefits and risks, and you have to work with your doctor to balance them. Without knowing more about your medical history, I can’t say for sure whether taking tamoxifen longer than five years is the right decision for you. But based on this study, I’d say it is definitely worth a conversation with your doctor.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. AskDoctorK.com to send questions and get additional information.

Teens should be allowed to date by the age of 18 Dr. Wallace: My parents are strict, strict, strict. My father is a preacher, and my mother directs the church choir. I’m 16 and a pretty good daughter when it comes to getting grades, doing chores and behaving myself. I’m not permitted to go on a date in a car until I’m 17, but they do allow me to have a boyfriend. However, the only time we can be together is at my house when one of my parents is home. Of course, that means we can never spend a moment alone without a pair of eyes watch-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ing us. My boyfriend really cares for me and that’s why he continues to see me under this unreasonable parental rule. I’ve lobbied for my parents to allow us to see a movie that they approve. They could even take us to and from the theater, but the answer is always the same: “Sorry, wait until you’re 17.” I do have pa-

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TODAY – By living up to your potential and doing everything that is expected of you, it could turn out to be a banner year, especially regarding material interests. You’ll have no regrets if you capitalize on your opportunities. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Be extremely careful with whom you have a serious discussion. There’s no point in crossing swords with someone who you know has a bad temper. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – If you don’t want to be disappointed, don’t allow your expectations to exceed reality. It’s OK to expect a lot from yourself, as long as what you hope to achieve is pragmatic. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – When working with others, your tolerance could be put to the test, so try to stay calm. You’ll regret it if you break down and lose your cool. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Having an abundance of energy might cause you to take on far more than is feasible, but you should take things one step at a time. Do what you can, but let others pitch in as well. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It wouldn’t hurt to be more thickskinned than usual, especially if you find yourself working with someone who tries your patience. Keep your wits about you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Goals that are important to you might not hold the same weight with your co-workers. Having different priorities could cause problems for everyone. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Relationships should be pleasant, as long as you don’t impose your will on your companions. Being too demanding could spoil things quickly. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Although you can be a good worker, you can also lose steam easily. Should your interest wane, regardless of how little there is left to do, you could walk off the job without hesitation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – As long as both you and your mate are thinking “we” instead of “I,” you’ll remain in harmony with each other. When it comes to any relationship, concordance is essential. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – A heavier workload than usual might be dumped in your lap. However, as long as you tackle it with determination, you’ll end up feeling proud of your achievement. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Even though you’ll have no trouble protecting your own interests, you’re not likely to be as conscientious about the concerns of others. It won’t help your image. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Timing is generally important in fulfilling your objectives, and today will be no different. If you’re out of sync with others, it’s likely to dilute your achievements.

tience, but I won’t be 17 until September, so that means that my boyfriend and I will be limited to seeing each other at my house all summer. That’s disastrous! I realize that my parents set the rules for me, but I would like to hear what you have to say about all this. – Carmen, Houston, Tex. Carmen: Even strict parents eventually have to let go of their children, and letting go gradually is far more sensible than doing so all at once – when the child is suddenly 18 and on her own.

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In general, I believe that teens, depending on their maturity and dependability, should be allowed to date by age 16. Of course, they must be trustworthy and demonstrate the ability to make good decisions. If Mom and Dad have no reason to doubt your trustworthiness, I think they should allow you and your boyfriend to go out on real dates this summer. Indeed, your proposal, to be chauffeured to and from approved movies, sounds reasonable. One of the most difficult

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jobs of parenting is learning to trust one’s children out on their own. Wise parents let their children show how well they do with limited, gradually increasing freedoms. This way, trust builds slowly. If the trust is violated, of course, some of the freedom must be withdrawn.

• Although Dr. Robert Wallace is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.

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Don’t tell opponent how to succeed Surrealist painter Salvador Dali said, “I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject; rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.” At the bridge table, some bids paint a perfect picture of a player’s hand. But if an opponent then becomes the declarer, he has been given a road map for playing the contract. In this deal, South was in five diamonds. What did he do after West led the spade king: ace, seven, four? West’s two-diamond overcall was a Michaels Cue-Bid, promising at least 5-5 in the majors. After East jumped to four hearts, South, unsure who could make what, sensibly rebid five diamonds. Then East, eying the vulnerability, passed. (Five hearts doubled should go down two, minus 500.) South had three losers (two spades and one club) and only 10 winners (one spade, seven diamonds and two clubs). But he had a huge advantage, knowing that East had started with a singleton spade and could not reach his partner’s hand. At trick two, declarer started a partial elimination and endplay by ruffing a heart in his hand. He returned to dummy with a trump to the eight, ruffed a heart high, played a diamond to the nine, and ruffed the last heart. Then South cashed his top clubs and played a third club. East won but had no answer. Whether he led a heart or a club, South would sluff a spade loser from his hand and ruff on the board. Declarer would take one spade, eight diamonds and two clubs. I am not saying West’s twodiamond overcall was wrong, but be aware of the risk.


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LEARNING

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Federated Preschool holds Spring Sings

Green Club field trip

Bill Fitzpatrick Memorial Sycamore Kiwanis is offering a $500 Bill Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship for Sycamore High School senior Key Club members actively involved in community service for the young and old of Sycamore. Key Club is a high school service club involved in promoting community service. Candidates for the scholarship who are in the upper third of their class must complete an application and submit it to the high school guidance office by May 3. Applications are available in the guidance office at SHS by contacting Julene Davey at 815-899-8133. More information is available by calling John Toles, Scholarship Committee chairman, at 815-895-2998.

Sycamore Lions and Lioness The Sycamore Lions and Lioness clubs are offering two $500 Volunteer Scholarships for Sycamore High School seniors activeely involved in community service for the young and old of Sycamore. A $1,000 Selected Career scholarrship is being offered jointly by the Sycamore Lions and Lioness. The Selected Career Scholarship is designed to help students pursuing a career in the health of teaching field. Candidates for the scholarship who are in the upper third of their class must complete an application and submit it to the high school guidance office by May 3. Applications are available in the guidance office at SHS by contacting Julene Davey at 815-899-8133. Sycamore Lions and Lioness are service organizations dedicated to serving the community with special emphasis on hearing and vision problems. More information is available by calling John Toles, Scholarship Committee chairman, at 815-895-2998.

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The Federated Church Preschool in Sycamore held its annual Spring Sings on Feb. 25 and Feb. 29. There were more than 200 students and their friends and family members in attendance each night. The preschool teachers are pictured after the performance. Standing (from left) are Melissa Schwichtenberg, Vanessa Roeder and Tiffany Busby. Sitting are Renee Porten, Jan Scheffers and Betty Larks. The preschool is enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information about the preschool, visit www.sycamorefederatedchurch.org or email the director at preschool@sycamorefederatedchurch.org.

The Clinton Rosette Green Club recently visited the eco-home of Alphonso and Michelle Peluso in Bloomingdale. The home is Illinois’ first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) single-family, detached home to receive certification. Green Club members and sponsors who attended the trip were Alexandria Pontarelli, Dylan Lewis, Joseph Rathke, Asher Lowrey, Sebastian Lowe, Liam Whelan, Taylor Dunaway, Charlie Parker, Maggie Diedrich, Lynette French and John Murray.

Talent scholarship winners

GSA club volunteers

G-K Sports Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is accepting scholarship applications for the annual Genoa-Kingston High School Sports Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to G-K High School seniors that participate in at least one sport and plan to enter a career in the medical field. Applications are available at the high school counselors office; completed applications are to be submitted to the counselors office by April 15. The scholarship recipient will be announced and awarded the scholarship at the graduation ceremony. This annual scholarship has been awarded since 2005.

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This year’s Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts talent scholarship winners performed at the Honors Recital in the NIU Music Building on Feb. 16. The winners are (back row, from left) Chance Hostetler of DeKalb, William Jiang of Rockford, Leo Thomas O’Malley of Glen Ellyn, (front row) Alyssa Leston, Christine Ryzhov and Allison Kozinski, all of DeKalb.

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The Clinton Rosette Middle School Gay-Straight Alliance club, led by special education teacher Alexandria Henry, volunteer and serve food at Feed’em Soup in DeKalb.

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Build your career in Multi-Media Shaw Media is seeking talented, professional and energetic people to join our multi-media advertising effort. The Kane County division of Shaw Media features Kane County Chronicle, Kane County Magazine, KCChronicle.com, Planit Kane, Shaw Video Works, as well as event and email marketing. If you are excited by new projects, have an interest in new media, and are looking to build your career, this might be the opportunity you've been looking for. As an account executive, your activities will include working with a variety of local clients across all business segments in the marketplace. You will introduce the exciting features and benefits of the newest advertising solutions in the market, and determine programs designed to help your clients' business grow. In this position, you will have access to the resources of the number one media group in the market. To be considered for this position you should possess a bachelor's degree in business or related field, along with an established and successful work history. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Shaw Media offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates may send their resume to: Recruitment@shawmedia.com or Apply now at: www.shawsuburbanmedia.com/careers Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. EOE.

King Trombone in good condition, comes with case. Asking $50 obo. Call/Text 815-252-6514

AKC LABRADOR PUPPIES Blacks / yellows OFA & CERF guar quality labs for 33 years $700. 847-224-4351 DeKalb area

Cocker Spaniels. AKC. Tails docked. Shots & dewormed. 1 black male, 2 parti colored females. Call Cathy @ 815-712-3451. midaywincavaliers.com Golden Retriever puppies, AKC, 7 wks, all health checks and guarantee, top quality, $800. 847-683-7102

GUINEA PIGS (2)

Males, 1 year old. Food and cage, accessories - all must go! 815-517-0160 Mini Lop Rabbits, 5 wks old, show quality, great childs pet, brown, $30. 847-683-7102

Crayola Hallmark Bunny Rabbit Easter Professional Costume Just In Time For Easter/Spring. Complete Including Head & Hat, Body, Bandana Scarf, Adjustable Overalls, Feet & Original Packaging Items. Fits Person Up To 7' Tall. Great Shape, $200, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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

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 IRON WHEELS 42” diameter. $120/pair. 847-515-8012 Huntley area

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Lair Playset by Playmates #154122, 2003, Complete and New In Original Packaging Including Turtles, Bike, Accessories and Instuctions, $75. DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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2002 Red Doolittle

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

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Sellers: Estate of Rita Res, Streator, IL and others. Terms: Cash, Check and Credit Card (add 3%) Lunch Provided by Grumpees Weenie Wagon Visit www.AuctionZip.com Auctioneer ID 23761 for 400+ photos www.BullockAuctioneers.com Need an Auction? Call Matt at 815-970-7077 Let us show you how we can maximize your collection or estate Matt Bullock IL Lic #441.001731 James Dresen IL Lic #441.001808

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

1.5BA, appl, 2 car, no smkg/pets. $1000/mo + 1st & security. Available May 1st. 815-501-1378

Sycamore: Nice Townhome

The Knolls

Starting at $645

815-757-1907

DeKalb 1BR $540, 2BR $640

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

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

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

DEKALB 1BR & 2BR

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

DeKalb 1BR Garden Apt. Quiet 4-flat, laundry facilities, near park, no pets/smoking. $575/mo + electric. 815-827-3271 DEKALB 2 BR. Quiet. 311 N. 2nd. Near NIU. No dogs. $675/mo+1st, last, sec. Refs req. 815-751-2546 dwelldekalb.com 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

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

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

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 SYCAMORE - Large Quiet 1 bedroom + office/nursery in Historic area of Syc. $850/mo. Inc Garage, Heat, H2O. Call 815-739-6061

Sycamore - Larger Upper 2BR 2 bath, W/D. New carpet. No pets. $900/mo incl util + 1 st last & sec. 815-895-8526 Sycamore 2BR - Mature Lifestyle Nice, quiet & sunny. Off St parking. No smoking/dogs. On-site laundry. Call Kris @ 815-501-1872

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

Near I-88, $670 + 1st, last sec. Available May. 815-751-3806

DEKALB ~ SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR

Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859 Dekalb: 2-BR avail immed & Studio Avail 7/1 Historic District Near NIU, prking provided, some util. incl. Prefer yr lease, 815-762-1771 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

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

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

DeKalb 1BR plus loft. All appls, incl W/D. Quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. No smoking. $875/mo+utils. 847-638-9312 DEKALB 3/4 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage fenced yard quiet cul-de-sac great location many upgrades no pets/smoking. 630-918-9450

DeKalb Small 2BR, Quiet Area W/D hook-up, no smoking, pets negotiable. $760/mo + security. 815-901-7037

DeKalb. Updated 3BR 1.5BA. Stove, fridge, D/W, C/A. Large garage. 815-758-0079

Kingston All Brick 2 Bedroom

DeKalb - Furnished Room Student or employed male. $350 incl utilities, need ref. 815-758-7994

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

DeKalb Quiet 1 & 2BR

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

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

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 Lower Level Studio

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

DeKalb: 4BR, 2.5 BA basement. Close to NIU. Available now. $1350/mo. (815)762-0617 aazad2005@gmail.com

DeKalb 2BR 2nd Floor of House

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

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DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR

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

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

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 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

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

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

Lease, deposit, ref. No pets.

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM

DEKALB TOWNHOME

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

income restriction apply

630-985-2097

Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com

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

815-758-2910

in St. Charles

Our 10th Year $7 Admission, $50 Booth

(doors open 7:30am) Amazing Time Capsule Auction 1940's - 1960's

Elvis-Huge Elvis Collection including - Hawthorne Village Train Set Complete with Boxes and COA's, Hawthorne Village Elvis Buildings with Boxes and COA's, Posters, 100's of Books, 100's of CD's and DVD's, Figurines, Ornaments, Clocks, Mugs, Ashtrays, Trading Cards, Pinbacks, Shirts, Magnets, License Plates, Car Shade, Towels, Pens, Stationary, Anthology Sheet Music & Songbooks, Sonny West & Wayne Carman Autographs, Elvis Jewelry some 14K Gold, Mark Stutzman signed Lithograph, 10 Limited Edition Platinum Records in Frames, Magazines, Elvis Charm Bracelet, Collector Guides, Tour Books, Scrap Books, Approximately 1,000 pieces of Elvis Related Items!!!

Kirkland. 2BR upper, no pets or smoking $550/mo.+dep. & util. 815-761-5574 or 815-522-6163 Leave message.

230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 9:00 AM

Toys, Advertising, Premiums - Tootsie Toy Tractor w/ Scooper Shovel & Wagon MINT in Box,1950's Toy Motor Boat in Box, Berwin Typewriter MIB, Campbell Soup Dolls MIB, MouseGetar in Box, Quaker Oats Black Americana Creamer/Sugar, Raggedy Ann & Andy Knickerbocker Dolls MIB, Eegee Doll in MIB, Lauria Keen Teen Ager MIB, Horsman Dolls, Kamar Doll, Black Doll, Many Vintage Dolls Mint in Boxes, Howdy Doody Kellogg's Premium Puppet, Paper Dolls & Cutouts, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Paper Dolls, Kit Carson Cap Gun, Cracker Jack Premiums, Ohio Art Tin Toys, Wind Up Tin Toys, Pull Toys, Mattel, Playskol, Vintage Jack in the Box, Many Vintage Like New Stuffed Animals, Bachmann Birds of the World Models, Walco Indian Beadcraft MIB, Tonka Toys, Plastic Toys, Walt Reach Toy, Tinker Toys, Sewing Kits, Marionette in Box, Vintage Crayons, Kentucky Derby Racing Game, Uncle Wiggily Game, Howdy Doody Spoons, Campbell Soup Spoons, Pez, Betty Crocker Junior Baking Kit, Popeye Collection, Matchbox Cases, Lesney Cars, Too Much Too List From a Time Capsule House everything was like new in original boxes.

HINCKLEY 2BR, 1.5BA

Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D hook-up. NO PETS, $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250

DeKalb Exc for Grad Students

409 East Stevenson Rd, Ottawa

Toys, Dolls, Elvis Collection, Coca Cola, Popeye and More

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

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General Highlights - Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set Mint in Original Box, Shawnee Pig Cookie Jar, Fire King Jadite, Fire King Kitchenware, Van Briggle Pottery, Frankoma, Black Americana, Vintage Chicago Cubs Programs, Billy Williams Autograph, Old Baseball Uniforms, Goodyear Tire Ashtray, Straight Razors, Old Photographs, Vintage Postcards, Like New Guardian Ware, Many Vintage Banks some Advertising, Old Radios, Kitchen Canister Set, Vintage Telephones, Coca-Cola Telephones-Clock-Fishing Pole-Lamps & Misc, Pocket Knives, USMC Butcher Knife, Hummel, Clothespins in Box, Vintage Children's Clothes, WW2 War Planning Map, Replogle Globe MIB, Dance Floor Wax, Old Umbrellas, Vintage Hats, Beer Advertising, Breweriana and more.

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

Genoa~Country View Apts.

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For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

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

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

Cortland Estates

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TV - 21" Magnavox with remote. $15 One owner, good working condition. Call 815-757-7867

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

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Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

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

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

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

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521 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. 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 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 www.dekalb-rental.com

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

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

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DEKALB

Oustanding Ranch Home with 3/5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms. A HALF ACRE LOT one owner home – over sized garage. SOOO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR

815-739-9997

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

815-754-5831


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF MAKAYLA BRUNNER A Minor No. 12 JA 36 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, Melissa Johnson, mother of said minor, respondents, and to all whom it may concern, that Petitio was filed under the Juvenile Court Act by the DeKalb County State's Attorney in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, on July 24, 2012; and that in the courtroom usually occupied by Honorable Judge Matekaitis, an adjudicatory hearing shall be held upon said Petitions on May 10, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, to have the minor declared to be a ward of the Court, and for other relief under the Juvenile Court Act. The Court has authority in this case to take from you the custody and guardianship of the above named minor and to terminate parental rights, and if the petition requests termination of parental rights the parent may lose all parental rights to the child and the parent will not be entitled to further written notices of publication notices in this case except as required by Supreme Court Rule 11. UNLESS YOU APPEAR at the above named hearing and show cause to the contrary, AN ORDER OR JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE PETITION. March 19, 2013 Maureen A. Josh CLERK OF THE COURT (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 20, 27 & April 3, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS JAMES STOUT A/K/A JAMES M STOUT; KRISTIN STOUT; THE RICHLAND TRAILS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 45 220 WEST MEADOW DRIVE CORTLAND, IL 60112 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, JAMES STOUT A/K/A JAMES M STOUT; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 29 IN RICHLAND TRAILS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RICHLAND TRAILS RECORDED JUNE 18, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2007010715, CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2007015993, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 220 WEST MEADOW DRIVE, CORTLAND, IL 60112 and which said Mortgage was made by, JAMES STOUT A/K/A JAMES M STOUT; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S. INC. AS NOMINEE FOR

gagor (s), M.E.R.S., INC., AS NOMINEE FOR DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD., Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2009003872; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before April 19, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 Email: pleadings@atty-pierce.com PA 1226170 I517813 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 19, 26 & April 2, 2013.) Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 91 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 2 IN H. D. HUNT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 103, ON APRIL 4, 1892, (EXCEPT THAT PART TAKEN FOR THE HIGHWAY), IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY, DEKALB, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by, THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR BANCGROUP MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007018789; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before April 12, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557

(3 ) Email: pleadings@atty-pierce.com PA 1225803 I515972

2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380

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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Tax Deed No. 13-TX-10 Filed 3/7/13 TAKE NOTICE

In the Matter of the Estate of: James M. Barr, Deceased.

CERTIFICATE NO. # 2009-00294

Case No. 13 P 29 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given of the death of James M. Barr, who died December 5, 2012, a resident of DeKalb, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on February 27, 2013, to Janet A. Barr, 12860 Fairview Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115, whose attorney is Matthew L. Brown, of Brown Law Group, LLC, 301 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before September 6, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. The estate will be administered without Court supervision, unless under section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4) any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)

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

TO: COUNTY CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY; Seth Wogen; Lisa M. Wogen; Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois as Case No. 13-TX10. The property is Located At: 102 Laurel Ln., DeKalb. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 08-14-155-007. Said property was sold on 10/25/2010 for delinquent taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 22, 2013. On 9/3/2013 at 9:00 AM the petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Kathleen M. Hollonbeck, Petitioner (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 19, 20 & 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Tax Deed No. 13-TX-11 Filed 3/7/13 TAKE NOTICE CERTIFICATE NO. # 2009-00383 TO: COUNTY CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY; Reynaldo Torres; Cheryl Torres; Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc. c/o Illinois Corporation Service Co., Registered Agent; Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc.; Persons in occupancy or actual possession of said property, Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots. A Petition for Tax Deed on premise described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois as Case No. 13-TX11. The property is Located At: 153 Elm St., DeKalb. Legal Description or P.I. No.: 08-23-428-010. Said property was sold on 10/25/2010 for delinquent taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 22, 2013. On 9/3/2013 at 9:00 AM the petitioner will make application to such court in said county for an Order for Tax Deed, should the real estate not be redeemed. Kathleen M. Hollonbeck, Petitioner (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 19, 20 & 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE The following are the times and locations of early voting sites in DeKalb County for the Consolidated Election being held on April 9, 2013.

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Jim Hanson Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing Genoa Township Budget Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for Township of Genoa, in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Beginning March 1, 2013 and ending February 28, 2014 will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at Genoa Township Office, 221 Railroad Ave., Genoa, Illinois. The budget will be on file April 1, 2013.

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Notice is further given hereby that a review of the Township Budget will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013. Final review and approval will be at the close of the stated meeting of Genoa Township Trustees on May 13th, 2013.

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Dated This 20th Day of March, 2013.

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Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Andrew William LatosNeuman will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from ANDREW WILLIAM LATOS-NEUMAN to ANDREW WILLIAM-LATOS NEUMAN pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Andrew William Latos-Neuman 965 Constance Ln, Unit E Sycamore, IL 60178 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 13, 20 & 27, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: ANDREW WILLIAM LATOSNEUMAN FOR CHANGE OF NAME

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 20, 27 & April 3, 2013.)

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Notice is hereby given that a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for road purposes of the Genoa Township Road District, in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, for the Fiscal Year Beginning March 1, 2013 and ending February 28, 2014 will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at Genoa Township Office, 221 Railroad Ave., Genoa, Illinois. The budget will be on file April 1, 2013.

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