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Prosecutors: Curl agrees to deal Agreement proposes 37-year prison sentence in slaying of NIU student By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – William “Billy” Curl would be 71 years old when he gets out of prison under a plea agreement he’s expected to accept today for the 2010 slaying of college freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller. DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack said the 37-

year proposed prison sentence is the stiffest penalty negotiated in DeKalb County, except for a case that was eligible for the death penalty, since 1980. If finalized, the plea agreement would avoid a trial that could last for weeks and eliminate the possibility that Curl could be acquitted. “Our job is to protect the public,” Schmack said Tuesday. “We

have Mr. Curl in jail. We believe he killed Antinette Keller. We believe very strongly about that. We want him to go to prison. That is not a sure thing when you go to trial. That is a sure thing when you plea it out.” Curl, 36, of DeKalb, was scheduled to stand trial April 11 on charges alleging he raped and murdered Keller, then burned

her body and her belongings. Keller, an 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman from Plainfield, was last seen about noon Oct. 14, 2010, when she told friends she was going for a walk in Prairie Park. Her burned remains were found in the park two days later. Curl’s public defenders and two prosecutors spent about 45

minutes Tuesday discussing details of the crime, potential sentences and a possible plea agreement in Judge Robbin Stuckert’s private chambers. “I am very comfortable with what we did,” Schmack said. “Everyone in my office thinks this was a good result.”

William “Billy” Curl

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DOUGLAS BAKER TO LEAD NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Candidate Groce will focus on cooperation

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The newly appointed president of Northern Illinois University, Douglas Baker, speaks Tuesday at Altgeld Hall on the NIU campus in DeKalb. Baker will begin his term in July.

Baker focused on making NIU centered on students By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Where others saw problems, Douglas Baker saw opportunity. As Baker progressed further into the interview process that eventually led him to becoming Northern Illinois University’s 12th president, he became more excited about joining an institution he believes has the untapped resources to become the national standard for a 21st century public university. It is a potential that some prospective candidates, such as Murray State University President Randy Dunn, never

saw citing NIU’s ongoing investigations as too troublesome to pursue the opportunity. “Every university has its challenges,” Baker said. “But the strengths at this university are just so big I had no hesitation coming here. ... It’s a very positive opportunity.” Baker, who is executive vice president at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, Idaho, was unanimously selected Tuesday as the successor to NIU President John Peters by the NIU Board of Trustees. Baker was selected from an initial pool of about 48 candidates and four finalists for the position.

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Douglas Baker (left) introduces his wife, Dana L. Stover, at Altgeld Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb. Baker is the 12th president in NIU’s history.

Douglas Baker n Birthplace: Hood River, Ore. n Age: 57 n Education: Doctorate from the University of Nebraska; baccalaure-

ate and master’s degrees from Colorado State University. n Job: Set to become NIU president on July 1; has been provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho since 2005. n Family: Married to Dana L. Stover; two daughters, Hannah and Robin n Research focus: Numerous publications on organization strategy and structure, motivation and leadership and sexual harassment n Interests: Kayaking, hiking, golf and playing basketball. He and his wife are motorcycle enthusiasts who in the summer of 2012 drove their imported cycles through Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

DeKALB – Jennifer Groce was raised believing in the ideals of her great-uncle, who taught her that government is not a “them,” it’s an “us.” When she left Decatur for college, she wanted to study the federal government, but it wasn’t until she saw the DeKalb League of Women Voters in action that she began to appreciate local government. “They put the ‘good’ in good governance. They walked it,” Groce said. “Getting to come in and see that, the change they had been a part of, was so inspiring.” Twenty-five years after she arrived in DeKalb, Groce is one of four candidates vying for the mayor’s office in the Tuesday’s election. When Groce took the stage at a closed-door candidates’ forum hosted by the DeKalb Area Renters Association in January, she described herself as the “ice rink lady.” Groce is a research associate at Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies. Before that, she was director of Re:New DeKalb when the city bought and later dismantled a synthetic ice rink that sat at the corner of First and Locust streets. Groce said she initially thought it wouldn’t work, but popular demand and the fact it was synthetic pushed her into supporting it. “It just seemed like, boy, this is really aligning well,” Groce said. “But the lesson learned is, if you don’t execute something with excellence, don’t do it. ... We should have looked harder at the conversations we had with the other units of government.” Groce joined Re:New DeKalb in 2003, when it was known as Main Street DeKalb. Groce says the community has benefitted from the organization’s work. In particular, she reflected on the praise the group received from members of the

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Bachelor’s degree, political science, Northern Illinois University; graduate certificate in regional economic development, Northern Illinois University n Career: Research associate, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies n Marital status: Married, husband Eric n Children: Alex and Sabrina

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., No. M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. Hands-on classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or gakers@tbc.net. Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org. Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. Free. For those with cancer. No registration is required. For information, call 815-748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Blessing Well food and clothing pantry: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1051 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Meat and food offered, with clothing available in sizes for infants (diapers, too) up to 3X adults. Spanish interpreter also is available. www. dekalbnaz.com. 815-758-1588. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www. KishKiwanis.org; email Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Open to all. www.dekalbalumni.org. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Free. New sponsors are welcome. Call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. DeKalb Young Republicans Networking Event: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Johnny’s Charhouse, 1950 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. info@dekalbyrs. com; www.dekalbyrs.com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. Meditation Drop-In: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St., Sycamore. www.yourcfib.com, 815-899-6000 or info@yourcfib.com. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Foster Parent Support Group: 7 p.m. For foster and adoptive parents. For location, call 815-7568679 or 815-786-2329. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. 815-9645959. www.rragsna.org. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Greater Kishwaukee Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-8994867 or 815-825-2350. Tilton Park HEA: 7:30 p.m. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For location, call Lucy at 815-758-3695 or Jan at 815-8998372. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. For information, call Sally at 815-739-6087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.

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

Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. The South: A near-solid block against ‘Obamacare’ 2. State’s attorney drops 3rd NIU ‘coffee fund’ case 3. Sycamore car dealership closer to expansion

1. Baker named new president of NIU in DeKalb 2. Prosecutors: Curl to accept plea deal in murder 3. State’s attorney drops 3rd NIU ‘coffee fund’ case

Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

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What Northern Illinois University enrollment target do you think is most important? Attracting top high school students: 49 percent Attracting students who scored above a 21 on the ACT: 35 percent Reaching a total enrollment of 30,000 students by 2020: 16 percent Total votes: 256

What will be the biggest challenge for new NIU President Douglas Baker? • Making structural changes • Increasing enrollment • Attracting donors • Other Vote online at Daily-Chronicle.com

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GOP Sen. Kirk offers support for gay marriage By SARA BURNETT The Associated Press CHICAGO – GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Tuesday became the second sitting Republican senator to endorse gay marriage – a move that also could shift the political debate over legalizing gay marriage in Kirk’s home state. Kirk, who has opposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, said in a post on his blog that “same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage.” “Our time on this Earth is limited, I know that better than most,” said Kirk, who suffered a stroke in January 2012. “Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back – government has no place in the middle.” Kirk went through months of rehabilitation before returning to work in Washington this January. He said in his blog post that he promised himself he would return “with an open mind and greater respect for others.” Kirk is Illinois’ ranking Republican lawmaker. His announcement brings to 50 the number of U.S. senators – the vast majority of them Democrats – who are on record in support of gay marriage, according to Freedom to Marry, a group that supports gay marriage. It also comes one week after the U.S. Supreme Court held two days of oral arguments on the subject, and as the Illinois Legislature is giving final consideration to a measure that would make Illinois the 10th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage. The state Senate voted in February to lift a state ban on same-sex marriage. The legislation also was approved by a House committee, but has yet to be

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Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks about his recovery from a major stroke a year ago at his home Dec. 18 in Highland Park. In a post on his blog Tuesday, Kirk said that he supports same-sex marriage. called for a floor vote. Speaker of the House Michael Madigan said recently he believes supporters are a dozen votes short of what they need for the bill to pass. Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has said he would sign the measure. Kirk’s announcement could give political cover to Republicans in the state House who are considering a yes vote but are fearful of a backlash – or a primary challenge – from social conservatives. “Sen. Kirk’s support should help Illinois House Republicans in particular understand why their support of the measure is the right thing to do,” said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio last month became the first Republican senator to announce his support for gay marriage in states that choose to allow such unions, and GOP Sen. Lisa Mur-

kowski of Alaska says her position is “evolving.” Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware also announced his support for gay marriage Tuesday, saying on his Facebook page he came to his decision “after a great deal of soul searching.” Carper had been one of a dwindling number of Democratic senators who oppose same-sex marriage and are under pressure from liberal groups to change their minds. Other high-profile Republicans also have recently come out in support of gay marriage, as have a parade of Democrats. The shift reflects growing public support for gay marriage – and politicians’ efforts to stay in sync with those they represent. When Gallup first asked in polls about gay marriages, in 1996, just 27 percent felt they should be valid. Now 50 percent of Americans believe samesex marriages should be recognized by law, with the same rights as traditional marriages, according to Gallup. Almost two-thirds of Democrats support legalizing gay marriage, compared with 57 percent of independents and 22 percent of Republicans, according to Gallup. That makes it a political balancing act for Republicans trying to project a more caring and inclusive message without alienating social conservatives who strongly oppose gay marriage and represent some of the GOP’s most passionate voters. Laurie Higgins, a cultural analyst with the Illinois Family Institute, which opposes gay marriage, said Tuesday that she wasn’t surprised by Kirk’s position because “we’ve known for a long time he is not a conservative.”

Collaboration hallmark of tenure at Re:New • GROCE Continued from page A1 Illinois General Assembly for its use of tax increment financing, a special tax mechanism that local governments use to spur redevelopment in blighted areas. In 2011, she left Re:New DeKalb for her NIU position, which she described as a tough decision, but necessary one. “I thought they needed a different level of expertise to really guide them in that [next phase of Re:New DeKalb],” Groce said. Collaboration was a hallmark of her work with Re:New DeKalb, and it’s been a hallmark of her campaign. She has frequently called for more cooperation between the city and other agencies, such as NIU, Sycamore, the NIU police and local businesses. Groce said cooperation would help lower some costs if they all worked toward common goals. “It’s powerful when municipalities go in together and say, ‘Look, it’s not just DeKalb residents going into Olive Garden. It’s going to be all of us,’ ” Groce said. “That’s a new way of thinking here.” But she said it will be hard to stop cities from competing for businesses, particularly those that generate high sales-tax revenue, such as auto dealers. Groce said DeKalb should develop plans for sharing sales-tax revenue with competing municipalities, or rely on a regional plan for economic development, instead of trying to compete with lucrative incentive packages. “We need to play the game smarter,” Groce said. In order to better attract businesses to DeKalb, the city should work with existing companies and governments to make sure the needs of the new company are taken care of, she said. “Could they be a supply chain for the existing firms that are here?” Groce said. “Could they do contract development together? ... The key to business recruitment, I think, is to make sure we have an infrastructure in place.” Groce added that the inconsistency between the City Council, its staff, and its economic development commission can create an unfriendly business envi-

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Mayoral candidate Jennifer Groce and son, Alex, 14, walk together March 23 after dropping off fliers at the first few houses in the Fairway Oaks subdivision in DeKalb. ronment. Collaboration also can help in the city’s issues with housing, she said. In 2012, the City Council passed new housing rules meant to improve its stock of rental and owner-occupied housing. Groce felt the DeKalb County Housing Authority and NIU could help the city’s new housing bureau maximize its resources and enhance its mission to improve the housing stock. One housing rule that has been criticized is the annual registration fee landlords must pay. Groce said she saw this as a necessary evil that will have to be reviewed, but the issue of housing will be one DeKalb will be facing for a long time. “I am adamant that this will probably be one of those fundamental, longterm issues in DeKalb,” Groce said. “Not necessarily rental. It’s both rental and owner-occupied.” Despite her background and expertise in economic development and government, it was the city’s public safety issues that drove her into the race. Groce said she is worried that DeKalb’s crime issues are beginning to overshadow everything else. “If we have a real or perceived crime problem, it’s all for naught,” Groce said.

“And when you look at communities in the area, we have a growing reputation for our crime problem.” Groce wants a proactive police department, but because of a lack of resources, it has been reactive. She described the department as doing more with less. And because of this lack of resources, the police department has not been able to enforce the law and protect residents as well as it should, she said. “That’s a testament to how thrifty we are and how dedicated our staff is,” Groce said. “But as a community, we deserve and we need to expect that as a community, we aren’t just getting by.” Groce said the city needs to prioritize what it wants and what it needs to provide residents. In Groce’s view, some equipment upgrades in other city departments are optional. She also pointed to the DeKalb’s desire for a K-9 unit, which she said can be provided by other agencies. But she also felt the city could do some better belt-tightening with regard to the economic incentives it is offers to national chains. “We need that revenue to provide the resources our police department needs,” Groce said.

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D-428 candidates share similar views at election forum By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – There’s a lot of agreement among the five DeKalb School District 428 board candidates on the issues and priorities facing DeKalb schools. One week before DeKalb voters go to the polls, candidates Vickie Hernan-Faivre, Mary Hess, George “Joe” Mitchell, Victoria Newport and Marilyn Parker pitched their respective bids to about 30 people at a Tuesday night forum. For instance, each of the candidates felt the $21 million grant the district has sitting in an account should be used to bring all of the buildings up to some kind of parity. “All of their experiences should be equal,” Newport said when comparing Cortland and Lincoln students. Mitchell emphasized the importance of having topnotch facilities, as they can be important factors for attracting teachers to the district. “If facilities aren’t good, trust me, the best teachers ar-

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Democrat n Age: 38 n Town: DeKalb n Education: Bachelor’s degree, business, Judson College (University); master’s degree, theology, Northern Theological Seminary n Career: Account manager and co-pastor, UPS and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church n Marital status: Married, Andria Mitchell n Children: Nevaeh Mitchell, 10, Joseph Mitchell, 5, Nadia Mitchell, 4

Independent n Age: 43 n Town: DeKalb n Education: Bachelor’s degree, accounting, St. Joseph’s College; high school, DeKalb High School n Career: Stay-at-home mom n Marital status: Married, Scott n Children: Morgan, 14, Torrie, 12, Joey, 10, Riley, 8

tion does not improve. That facet was not lost on Hess, Hernan-Faivre and Parker, who said they would use some of the money to pay down the district’s debt. “We should not allow the debt to carry on to the next generation,” Parker said. The forum was moderated by Amy Barnes and Cindy Lofthouse of the DeKalb Classroom Teachers Associ-

ation, which partnered with the candidates to host the forum at Feed ’Em Soup in DeKalb. Each candidate had two minutes for opening and closing statements, and 90 seconds to answer each of the five questions. Each candidate said education was their top priority, but each of their answers had nuances. Mitchell, for instance, said

he wanted to decrease the achievement gap that is present in the school district. Hess said she wanted to maintain accountability and high expectations for both students and learning. For Hernan-Faivre, how the district will be able to pay for the education was a top priority. If the district cannot pay teachers a decent wage, that will be a big problem, she

en’t going to come to this district,” Mitchell said. Hess said she agreed with the administration’s current policy of asking the teachers at the schools what kind of improvements should be made there. But the district is also operating with a $2.3 million deficit, one that is projected to eat away at the reserves if the district’s financial situa-

dent n Age: 62 n Town: DeKalb n Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, Chicago State University; Master of Art Supervision and Administration (type 75), Chicago State University n Career: High school special education teacher, Chicago Public School District n Marital status: Divorced n Children: Tiffani Parker, 39, Carmeletta Parker, 37, Amonaquenette Parker, 36, Misty Bell, 34

said. In addition to eliminating the district’s debt, Parker emphasized a focus on reading and writing that she described as essential. Newport expressed similar sentiments, stating that every student in the district deserves the best education, and that the board needs to think outside the box in reducing the deficit.

Specialized plea agreement allows Curl to maintain his innocence ford plea, the defendant maintains innocence but admits Continued from page A1 the evidence could persuade a judge or a jury to find him Curl accepted a stiffer pris- guilty. Keller’s parents were not on sentence than prosecutors had once offered because he immediately prepared to comwanted a specialized plea, ment Tuesday on the expected called an Alford plea, his sis- plea agreement and proposed ter, Moria Curl, said. In an Al- sentence, according to family

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spokeswoman Mary Tarling, Keller’s cousin. Keller’s parents, Diane and Roger Keller, drove about an hour from Plainfield to attend the Tuesday afternoon hearing, but arrived after the attorneys walked into the judge’s chambers. They left before the attorneys returned

from behind closed doors after learning no final action was expected Tuesday. Her parents declined to be interviewed while at the courthouse. Tarling said the concept of a plea agreement was sprung on Keller’s family rather quickly, with the family learn-

ing of Tuesday’s conference at the last minute. Schmack issued a two-paragraph news release announcing the expected 37-year sentence about an hour after the hearing concluded. “The communication [with Schmack’s office] has not been really strong,” Tarling said.

Schmack said he and his staff spent 50 minutes on the telephone with Roger Keller on Monday reviewing the proposed agreement. Moria Curl said her brother accepted the agreement out of hope of finishing his prison sentence before he died, but she believes in his innocence.

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Many people wait in line for food Tuesday during the Matthew Ranken benefit at Culver’s in Sycamore. The restaurant collected donations from customers from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., setting aside 50 percent of total sales throughout the day for the family of Matthew Ranken, who died Feb. 27 in a car crash on Route 64 in Kane County.

Colo. suspect slipped ankle bracelet; fantasized about killing prison staff The ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER – Evan Spencer Ebel ran up a long list of felony convictions before turning 21, joined a white supremacist gang behind bars, assaulted one prison guard and wrote that he fantasized about killing others. Along the way, he benefited from a series of errors in the criminal justice system before he became a suspect in the slaying of Colorado’s prisons chief and a pizza deliveryman. He got out of prison four years early because of a clerical error in a rural courthouse. He slipped his ankle bracelet and violated the terms of his parole last month, but author-

ities didn’t put out a warrant for his arrest until after the killings of pizza delivery man Nathan Leon and corrections chief Tom Clements. Ebel’s streak came to an end March 21 after he was pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy in rural Texas. He died after the ensuing car chase and shootout. The gun he used Evan Spencer Ebel was the same used to kill Clements; the trunk of Ebel’s car held a Domino’s pizza box and shirt. “We have to do better in the future,” Tim Hand, the head of the Department of

Correction’s parole division, said in an interview Tuesday. “It forces us to step back and see what things we need to examine.” Ebel entered Colorado prisons in 2005 after a series of assault and menacing charges that combined for an eightyear sentence. Within six months he landed in solitary confinement, and he bounced in and out of that restricted state until his Jan. 28 release. In 2006, he slipped his handcuffs, punched a guard in the face and threatened to kill the man’s family. Ebel agreed to plead guilty to the attack and receive up to four years more in prison, to be served after his sentence ended.

The board approved a five-year contract with Baker, according to NIU spokesman Brad Hoey, with a base salary of $450,000. Peters’ salary for the 2012-2013 academic year is $337,491.12, according to NIU. Cherilyn Murer, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, said the board looked at peer universities as well as those in the Mid-American Conference in determining compensation for Baker. She said the salary is what the board believed to be “fair and appropriate at this time and in this environment.” Baker had been a finalist for the president posts at two other public universities: The University of New Mexico in 2011, and the University of Wyoming in February of this year. Trustee Robert Boey, who also participated in selecting Peters as president, said Baker gave him the same feeling he had when he met Peters in 2000. Boey said it was amazing to see the 28-member search committee and Board of Trustees gravitate toward Baker. “I told [the committee] if you do your homework, I guarantee you will know when you see them,” Boey said. “You have to rely on your own personal reaction.” Baker’s primary goal of creating a student-centered university impressed many on the search committee, especially the students. Elliot Echols, who helped select Baker from the four finalists as a student trustee, said it was evident Baker cared about students, and concerns and ideas from the

student population would not fall on deaf ears. Junior Mike Theodore, a member of the search committee, said Baker immediately stood out to him. “From a student perspective, I couldn’t be more excited. I think he really connects with everyone involved in the university,” Theodore said. “I think he has the right traits at the right time.” Baker emphasized his focus on students, saying his top priority in his first year would be to focus on the student aspects of the Vision 2020 plan and modify the broad set of goals for the university’s future to maximize its potential. “Being a student-centered university is critical,” Baker said. “I think the 2020 plan is on target. ... We’re going to work hard to make it operational.” The Vision 2020 Initiative was one of Peters’ major goals for the university and will progress in some form under Baker when he officially takes over July 1. The plan aims to increase enrollment, raise academic standards and make NIU the leading research university in the region. Murer said Peters and Baker would work together during a transition period over the summer. She said Peters, who was not at Tuesday’s announcement because he was out of town at a conference, is supportive of Baker’s vision for the university and she believes the initial assistance will help the university. “[Peters] will be there to give support, but he understands it’s a new day for a new person,” Murer said. “It is in his character to be supportive and in his heart to do what is best for NIU.”

Born: Oct. 29, 1926, in Belvidere, Ill. Died: April 1, 2013, in Belvidere, Ill. BELVIDERE – Marlyn A. Montgomery, 86, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Northwoods Care Centre in Belvidere, Ill. Born Oct. 29, 1926, in Belvidere to Arvid and Blanche (Nelson) Carlson, Marlyn married James F. Montgomery on April 17, 1948, at the United Methodist Church in Genoa. She graduated from Kirkland High School in 1943 at the age of 16. After graduation, she worked at DeKalb Ag and later drove a school bus for 21 years for the Hiawatha Community School District. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fairdale, which later merged with Kirkland. Marlyn taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Martha Circle. She also served on the Kirkland Library board for 21 years. She loved genealogy, family reunions in Iowa and Indiana, reading and playing Boggle with friends. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James F. Montgomery; daughter, Jean Montgomery, DeKalb; son, James M. Montgomery, Kirkland; daughter, Joann Conro, Kirkland; granddaughter, Kara Schabacker, Chicago; brotherin-law, Elroy Overton, Cortland; brothers- and sisters-in-law, John and Karen Montgomery, Winnebago, Norm and Alice Rice, Rockford, and David and Sharon Montgomery, Chillicothe, Mo.; special friend, Martha Gommel, Malta; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Donald Carlson; brother, Floyd (Buzz) Carlson; sister, Marian Overton; sister-in-law Beverly Montgomery; brother- and sister-in-law Lawrence & Rosemary Mowers. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday April 5, at First United Methodist Church of Kirkland with the Rev. Kyeong-Ah-Woo officiating. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery, Kirkland. A visitation will be from 4 to 7

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RUTH H. SMOLTICH Born: June 25, 1913, in Elgin, Ill. Died: April 1, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Ruth H. Smoltich, 99, of DeKalb, Ill., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center. She was born June 25, 1913, in Elgin, and was the daughter of Herman A. and Pauline (Simer) Ehlert. Ruth enjoyed quilting, embroidery, cooking and baking, and she loved her grandchildren. She was a hard worker and a blue ribbon winner at the Sandwich Fair for an embroidered quilt she made for one of her granddaughters. Survivors include children, Roger (Dale) Jurs of Kingston, Sandra (Richard) Anderson of Sycamore and Ronald (Catherine) Jurs of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Chris

(John) Cardinali, David (Michelle) Anderson, Kristy Hartkopp, Kevin (Treva) Jurs, Brian (Kristy) Jurs and Devin Jurs, Todd (Kirbee) Parkhouse and Tricia (Jack) Goodwin; great-grandchildren, Kate (Carl) Bruch, Andy Cardinali, Michael Anderson, Corey Quirin, Nolan Watlington, Dalton and Landon Jurs, Jessica, Jeremy and Rebecca Ward and Amanda Moore, Trent, Tucker, Teegan and Tess Parkhouse; and one sister, Dorothy Studt of Elgin. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Elwood; and sister, Arlene “Aunt Tootie” Schmidt. The family would like to thank the staff at the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center for all their care and friendship. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Ronan-MooreFinch Funeral Home. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center Activity Department. To send an online condolence, please visit: www. ronanmoorefinch.com. Arrangements were entrusted to RonanMoore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St. DeKalb, 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.com.

JAMES A. TESTER III Died: March 25, 2013, in Marion, Ill. MARION – James A. Tester III died Monday, March 25, 2013, in

his home in Marion, Ill. He was the son of Joan Tester Cook, of Genoa, and the stepson of Ted Cook, of Louisville. James is survived by his mother and stepfather; his daughter, Tracy Baldwin; his father, James A. Tester II; his sisters, Kathy Tester, of Louisville, Valerie Tester, of Louisville, Belinda Garner, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Terrie McGill, of Champaign; his step-siblings, Deb Cook, of Norris City, Cheryl Trout, of St. Charles, Carol Anderson, of Cisne, Steven Cook, of Cisne, and Cindy Burt, of Fairview. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Dolly Cox, of Genoa, and his sister Elizabeth Tester, of Louisville. James was cremated. There are no funeral arrangements or memorials planned. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.com.

RUTH EVELYN ROBERTS WIELERT Born: Nov. 27, 1930, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: April 1, 2013, in Shabbona, Ill. SHABBONA – Ruth Evelyn Roberts Wielert, 82, of Shabbona, Ill., passed away at home Monday, April 1, 2013. She was born Nov. 27, 1930, in DeKalb, the daughter of Rufus and Orva Evelyn (Whitson) Roberts. Ruth was united in marriage Aug. 8, 1948, in DeKalb to Mr. Duane George Wielert, and they spent the next 25 happy years together until his passing June

16, 1974. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley. Ruth was employed for many years as a store clerk at the IGA in Waterman. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Ruth is survived by her children, Gary L. Wielert of Phoenix and Terry Lynn (Michael) Donnelly of Shabbona; daughter-in-law, Vicki Wielert of Hinckley; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Rufus (Betty) Roberts, Jr. of Grand Haven, Mich,. and Glenn (Pat) Roberts of DeKalb; sisters, Rita Luscher of Gordon, Neb., and Virginia Dornedeen of Raleigh, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane Wielert; her son, Randy Wielert in 1996; and her sister Alice Leifheit. A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 W. Garfield St. in Waterman. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hinckley. Friends can visit from 4 p.m. until the hour of service Thursday, April 4 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (815) 264-3362. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.com.

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8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Good luck to NIU’s newest president

What does it cost to speak to a person? Dear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV: All I wanted was to watch the game. I was back in my hotel room after a long day and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasn’t available on the hotel channels, but I’ve got that League Pass service you offer and one of its perks – supposedly – is that you can watch the game right on the ol’ iPad. So I got out the ol’ iPad and I fired up the app and I retrieved the password and I tried to sign in and nothing happened, so I called you guys and the robot lady answered and told me to OPRIMA NUMERO DOS if I wanted to conduct my business in Spanish, which I didn’t, so I didn’t and I said yes when the robot lady asked if I was a subscriber and I gave her my phone number when she asked for it and then she asked me to tell her what I wanted, and I tried to explain twice but she didn’t get it, so I told her I had a question about League Pass and she gave me this long spiel about how I could buy League Pass, which I didn’t need to do, since I already had it, so I asked the robot lady to connect me with technical support and she said

you simply have the phone answered by someone with a pulse. Not just you. I make the same offer to my cellphone company, my Internet provider, the electric company and the bank. I am willing to pay more if it means that she would and that’s about when she hung when I call your company, my call will be answered by an actual, knowledgeable huup on me, so I called again and I went man being who will listen to my problem through the whole thing again and this time I got to a human being who listened to and solve it. That doesn’t seem much to ask. Once my problem and what I had done to solve upon a time, it wasn’t. But that was before it, expressed remorse, then told me to do technology made our lives simpler and the same things I had done, which had not worked the first time, and when I did and it more convenient. It was before the age turned distant and impersonal and human didn’t work again, this person transferred beings became cost inefficient. It was me to another person who also expressed remorse and then, reading from a manual, before someone got the bright idea to let robots answer the phone. told me to do the thing I had done, which How much to get that back? Seriously. hadn’t worked the first two times, and You could market it as a premium package. when I explained this, transferred me to a DirecTV Pulse – Now With Real Humans! third person who dutifully expressed reGive me a call and let’s discuss. Press 3 morse and quickly concluded he could not for English. help me and told me to contact the NBA. By this point, the game was at halftime. I gave up. • Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the So anyway, Mr. or Ms. Whomever is Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., in Charge, here’s the thing: Can I talk to 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail a human being next time? I’ll pay extra if at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

VIEWS Leonard Pitts

Welcome to town, Douglas Baker. We’re glad you’re here and hope that your tenure as president of Northern Illinois University, which is set to begin in July, is long and successful. Beginning in July, you will be the leader of the institution that is by far our community’s largest employer. More importantly, it’s an institution with a critical mission: Providing people of all ages with an education. The university has described you as an expert in organizational strategy, structure and motivation, and those talents can certainly be used at NIU. The past year or so has been one of ups and downs for the university that will be your new home. There have been triumphs and progress – like the football team’s trip to the Orange Bowl and the opening of two new residence halls in fall 2012. Of course there has also been a lot of controversy. University employees have been indicted. The university police chief has been fired, and has alleged racial bias. The FBI carted years’ worth of records out of the NIU Police Department last month. Executive Vice President Eddie Williams has been placed on paid administrative leave because he was named in the search warrant. These should be taken as a sign that changes need to be made in how the university operates, and in who operates it. NIU is too good an institution to be having these kinds of scandals splashed across the front pages of newspapers around the region. We admit to being a bit taken aback at your $450,000 base salary – it’s almost $125,000 more a year than your predecessor – but that might be worth it if you can help the university meet its goals. However, it’s also worth noting that these recent scandals had nothing to do with departments that deal with the university’s core mission of educating students. Students, it appears, are as interested as ever in becoming Huskies. As we reported in Tuesday’s Daily Chronicle, more students are applying to NIU than ever before. More than 18,000 applications have been received from would-be freshmen seeking admission for the fall semester, the most ever at this point in the year. There will be challenges in the years to come. There has been talk about a higher education bubble that could be primed to burst, and the state of Illinois is not exactly the most reliable funding partner these days. Our community’s fortunes are linked in many ways to those of NIU. We hope that you find success in your new and important role and look forward to the changes you will bring.

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Lynn Fazekas will be independent DeKalb clerk

Editor’s note

To the Editor: I am writing to let you know I support Lynn Fazekas for city clerk of DeKalb. It is a concern of mine that the clerk’s office remain independent of all city departments. We voted to keep it an elected position, now let’s put the right person in the job. I can’t think of anyone who is more independent of mind, and who knows her way around the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act, too. On Election Day, I’m going to write in Lynn Fazekas for city clerk.

Letters pertaining to the Tuesday election must be received by 9 a.m. Friday.

currently the accountant for her family’s business. I have served as her fellow Trustee for the past six years and quickly learned to value her well-considered comments and dedication. Bob Johnson Waterman

Rich Gallati for DeKalb Township assessor

potential finesse differences between the two. In my opinion based on contact with both men, the clear choice will be Rich Gallati. He will be more accessible to and more cooperative with property owners, and more efficient in the job. I assisted some parcel owners with assessment appeals a couple of years ago. When I pointed it out to the incumbent, his response was a refusal to look at the research and make an equitable adjustment. Fortunately, the DeKalb County Board of Review reduced the assessment based on fairness. The incumbent did not even attend the board of review meeting. His general pattern is not to even try to defend his assessments to the board. He consistently is late in getting assessment workbooks returned to the chief county assessment officer which causes additional expense at the county level. I have found the other staff people to be competent and cooperative. The state mandates a fresh appraisal at least every fourth year. All too often, the incumbent relies on this provision to avoid more timely reviews. His arrogance to specific appeals also indicates a change is in order. I urge you to vote for an approachable, educated, cooperative, and experienced candidate, Rich Gallati.

To the Editor: The race for DeKalb Township DeKalb assessor might be the most important office to its residents Re-elect Kathy Spears and business owners. One to Kish College board candidate has more than 20 To the Editor: years experience on the job. The I encourage all voters to join challenger, Rich Gallati, has a me in voting to re-elect Kathy broader education in this field. Spears as a Kishwaukee College Because I have previously been Trustee on April 9. a township assessor, I know Kathy, a lifelong resident of there is much that is confusing Shabbona, is a strong advocate about the output of this office. for offering top quality educaThus, an important duty of the tional opportunities for Kish stu- assessor is to be available to the dents while guiding your college taxpayers and to help educate to remain fiscally responsible. them about what state law says Kathy was an Indian Creek about property assessments. school board member and At the recent forum, little understands the importance of apparent difference was evident effective coordination between between the two candidates the K-12 schools in the Kishbecause the methods, formulas, waukee district and Kishwaukee and standards are mandated by College. Kathy taught business state statute and the questions John E. Linderoth Sycamore at the forum did not address classes in the past and is John Anderson

John is invested in the future of DeKalb. He has demonstrated leadership and organizational To the Editor: Soon we will have the opportu- ability in many local community nity to select a mayor for DeKalb. organizations such as the Better We have several candidates who Government Association and Fire are willing to serve, but I believe & Police Commission, and has presided over the construction that John Rey is the one who is best prepared and ready to lead of the Ben Gordon Center and Reality House. DeKalb into the future. He has served as president of He knows the community well, the DeKalb Kiwanis Club, and as having lived here for 48 years. a member of the DeKalb Farm Having earned an MBA from Bureau, Safe/Quality Housing Northern Illinois University, John task force, the YMCA, and the recognizes the possibilities for a Boy Scouts of America. true communiversity. John’s service to the DeKalb He sees the need for strengtharea has been with grace, pasening the ties and planning for sion, love and dignity which have the future with cooperative earned him the respect of the endeavors between DeKalb community. John has the time, and NIU. He is unique among the energy, the ability and the candidates as he has retired from desire to serve DeKalb as its next the corporate world and would mayor. Please join me in electing be available to meet the needs of John Rey, mayor of DeKalb. the city as mayor at any time. John and his wife, Marge, have Lou Jean Moyer raised two sons who attended DeKalb the DeKalb public schools and currently have two grandchildren Jennifer Groce devoted enrolled in the district. to moving DeKalb forward John is no stranger to the inner To the Editor: workings of local government, as DeKalb needs more than polihe has served as president of the tics as usual. We need someone DeKalb District 428 school board who understands the issues and is a founding member of the families are facing and who will DeKalb Education Foundation and commit to making life in DeKalb the DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase better. We need someone who Project. has the enthusiasm and energy He is supportive of the DeKalb to get the job done. Jennifer library expansion and has publicly Groce is the leader we need in indicated that, if elected, he will DeKalb. annually donate $1,000 of his I first met Jennifer nearly 10 mayoral part-time salary to that years ago while working for NIU. As hard-working active moms, cause.

John Rey is right choice for DeKalb mayor

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we immediately connected over our love of life in DeKalb and the opportunities we saw between DeKalb and NIU. Jennifer and I share in that while we were not actually born here, all of our children are DeKalb natives and our families are fully committed to DeKalb. There is no denying our Barb pride runs deep. Jennifer is a great listener and truly takes the time to understand needs and find real solutions. What I admire most about Jennifer is that she gets it and is willing to do the hard work needed to make a difference. She has stepped up time and again to serve our community. She recognizes the great life we have in DeKalb, but also sees the challenges we are facing and has a plan to move us forward. She won’t tolerate crime and wants to see families have better job opportunities. She sees the assets we need to build on, starting with a stronger partnership with NIU. She is anything but politics as usual and she is one of DeKalb’s best. Please join me and vote Jennifer Groce on April 9. To find out more about her visit www.grocefordekalb.com. I am voting for Jennifer Groce. I sure hope you are too. She is the breath of fresh air that we so desperately need. Be a part of making a difference by voting someone in that is truly dedicated to moving DeKalb forward. Camyle T. Tate DeKalb

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WEATHER

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Get ready for another beautiful day as high pressure will continue to dominate the weather across the region today. Winds will shift out of the east as high pressure slides to our north and east. Highs will be in the upper 40s. Thursday looks great with winds coming up out of the south/southwest. This will allow temperatures to rise to near 60 in some spots, but it will be cooler Friday as a

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REGIONAL WEATHER

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Temperature High ............................................................. 39° Low .............................................................. 23° Normal high ............................................. 53° Normal low ............................................... 33° Record high .............................. 83° in 2010 Record low ................................ 21° in 1992

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.00” Normal month to date ....................... 0.20” Year to date ............................................ 7.29” Normal year to date ............................ 5.49”

Sunrise today ................................ 6:34 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 7:23 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 2:22 a.m. Moonset today .......................... 12:30 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 6:32 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 7:24 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................... 3:05 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................... 1:38 p.m.

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

Rockford 46/28

AIR QUALITY TODAY

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Dixon 46/25

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La Salle 46/31

Evanston 41/32 Chicago 46/30

Aurora 44/25

Streator 46/31

Source: National Allergy Bureau

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Arlington Heights 44/29

DeKalb 47/29

Main ofender ............................................... ozone

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Sports

Cubs’ second baseman Darwin Barney has no regrets for a slide into a concrete wall that caused him to go on the DL. PAGE B3

SECTION B Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

GIRLS SOCCER: DEKALB 1, KANELAND 0

Barbs holds off Knights for road win By VINNIE DUBER sports@daily-chronicle.com AP photo

Cardinals acquire Palmer from Raiders TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer (above) from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional seventh-round 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland’s seventh-round selection. Palmer reworked his contract as part of his move to the desert, agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, with $10 million guaranteed. If Palmer starts at least 13 games next season, Oakland gets Arizona’s 2014 seventh-round pick. If he doesn’t, the Cardinals owe the Raiders nothing. New Arizona coach Bruce Arians gets a starting quarterback at a bargain basement price. But at least the Raiders have the prospect of getting something for the quarterback rather than just releasing him. Oakland acquired quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday in a deal that sent two draft picks to the Seahawks. The 33-year-old Palmer put up big numbers with the Raiders last season but the production didn’t translate into sufficient wins. In 15 games in 2012, Palmer threw for 4,018 yards, becoming the second quarterback in Raiders history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. He threw for 22 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. His abilities fit the “throw long downfield” philosophy of Arians, who inherited a team with a woeful situation at quarterback. – Wire report

MAPLE PARK – DeKalb’s girls soccer team went on the road and secured a 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois Big 12 rival Kaneland on Tuesday. The lone goal came less than five minutes into the second half, when DeKalb’s Rachel Butler passed the ball across the front of the goal to an awaiting Morgan Beaty, who shot a ball off the hand of Kaneland goalkeeper Jordan

Ginther and into the net. “Just a real nice read,” DeKalb coach Phil Rouse said. “We had a diagonal run and a diagonal ball. Anytime you play diagonal balls into the box and your players are on the same page, you’re going to put yourself in a dangerous situation. It was a good first touch by the forward, and she put it on frame.” The goal resulted from one of DeKalb’s few scoring chances in the first 15 minutes of the second half, which were con-

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trolled by the Knights. It was the first time of the evening that Kaneland started putting balls into the box with consis-

tency. Unfortunately, there was rarely a teammate to receive the passes. When the Barbs’ opportunity came, they capitalized. “Obviously, I wish we wouldn’t have had that little mental block there where we didn’t pinch in and left that girl wide open,” Parillo said. “But we’ll build on it. We were missing a couple players and we had another one go down [Michelle Ortiz], so we were down to two subs. “But we’re not going to

make any excuses. They capitalized when they needed to, and unfortunately we didn’t. So that’s why they’ve got the win and we don’t. We’ll build on it. We’ve got plenty of time.” In its first match of the season, the Kaneland girls soccer team was just trying to fill all the positions on the field. A depleted roster – a situation made worse by a first-half injury – forced players into positions they hadn’t played before.

See SOCCER, page B2

WEST AURORA 4, DEKALB 1

Field finally ready

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Kansas City at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., WGN Jake Peavy goes to the mound for his first start this season. Peavy went 11-12 for the Sox last season with a 3.37 ERA. Also on TV... Pro baseball Cubs at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., CSN Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 6 p.m., ESPN2 San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 9 p.m., ESPN2 Pro basketball New York at Atlanta, 6 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Prep basketball McDonald’s All-American Game, at Chicago, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Soccer UEFA Champions League, quarterfinals, Dortmund at Malaga, 1:30 p.m., FSN UEFA Champions League, quarterfinals, Galatasaray at Real Madrid, 7 p.m., FSN (same-day tape)

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DeKalb’s Shaun Johnson catches a fly ball for an out in the top of the first inning Tuesday during the Barbs’ 4-1 loss to West Aurora in DeKalb.

DeKalb waits a season to play home games at new school By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

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eKALB – This season, DeKalb senior Danny Petras hasn’t had to go too far to play a home baseball game, a stark contrast from a year ago. Last season, even though the field at the new high school was in place, the Barbs still had to make the fourmile drive over to the old varsity

field at what is now Huntley Middle School. The outfield grass at the new Dresser Road school wasn’t quite ready in 2012, so the Barbs decided to play at Huntley. In 2013, DeKalb finally has been able to enjoy the new facility. Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to West Aurora was the team’s fifth game at the field, which lies just northwest of the new school. “It’s kind of nice being able to

practice out here, not have to drive across town just to get to practice every day, make it to games on time even,” said Petras, who went 2 for 4 and scored the Barbs’ lone run on a Corey Nelson sacrifice fly. “It’s pretty nice getting to play at school finally.” DeKalb (3-3) coach Jake Howells said last year it just wasn’t worth playing at the new school with Huntley’s field in good shape. Games

started later, but in the end it was a better option last season. “It just became an issue of balls bouncing all over the place. The thing is with the other field still in such good shape there was no reason to try to push it,” Howells said. “We had a nice field, there was no reason to play on a field where the grass isn’t ready.”

See BARBS, page B2

When it comes to politics, Cubs play ball CHICAGO – Finally, the Cubs have blown away the competition to finish in first place. OK, so maybe this No. 1 ranking has nothing to do with the actual game of baseball. Still, it’s not every day that you see these words together: Cubs. First place. When it comes to spending massive amounts of money on politics, it turns out that the Cubs are amazing, remarkable, unparalleled – you name it. We’re talking the New York Yankees of the late 1920s. AP file photo We’re talking Cy Young on Tom Ricketts and the Cubs have contributed $13,917,827 in political the hill, Johnny Bench behind spending to lead MLB during the 2012 election cycle. the plate and Willie Mays

VIEWS Tom Musick patrolling center field. We’re talking dominance. Recently, a nonpartisan, Washington D.C.-based group called the Sunlight Foundation released a study of political spending among all 30 teams in Major League Baseball. The group analyzed contributions to politicians, political action committees and independent expenditure groups during the 2012 election cycle by team employees and owners.

Long story short: The Cubs contributed $13,917,827. No other team topped $2 million. Including the Cubs, only five teams topped $1 million. Go, Cubs, Go! The group’s study followed last week’s report in Forbes Magazine that listed the Cubs’ value at $1 billion, fourth in baseball behind only the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. The Cubs’ operating income in 2012 was $32.1 million, according to Forbes, which was more than any other team despite a woeful on-field product that lost 101 games.

See MUSICK, page B3


SPORTS

Page B2 • Wednesday, April 3, 2013

8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Hiawatha at Earlville, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Marquette, 4:30 p.m. Johnsburg at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Plano at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Harlem at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Hampshire at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Softball Hiawatha at Earlville, 4:30 p.m. Hampshire at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Ottawa at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Geneseo, 5 p.m. Girls Soccer Hinckley-Big Rock at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Girls Track Sycamore, Woodstock North and Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Blackhawks demote Hayes, Morin to Rockford CHICAGO – The Blackhawks reassigned forwards Jimmy Hayes and Jeremy Morin to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL on Tuesday. The roster moves, combined with forward Brandon Bollig’s demotion to Rockford earlier this week, could signal the return of injured forwards Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa when the Hawks host the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Hayes, 23, scored one goal and tallied two assists in nine games with the Hawks. Morin, 21, scored one goal in two games since arriving from Rockford last week. Both Hayes and Morin could return to the Hawks before long. Teams may expand their rosters after today’s 2 p.m. trade deadline.

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Barbs softball improves to 5-0 By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com DeKalb softball went on the road and defeated West Aurora, 9-2, improving to 5-0 on the season. Freshman Morgan Newport picked up the win in the circle, improving to 3-0 on the year. She struck out five in seven innings. Hannah Walter, Jessica Townsend, Haley Tadd, Rachel Johnson and Taylor Warner each had two hits. DeKalb travels to Geneseo today.

dian Creek defeated LaMoille, 16-6, in six innings.

BASEBALL Sycamore rallies past Guilford: The Spartans scored four runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 7-4 win over Rockford Guilford. Sycamore (2-1) was led by Scott Nelson (1-0), who pitched six innings and gave up five hits. Mark Baron got the save with one inning of work. Davey Scholz was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs on the day.

Sycamore falls to Rochelle:

Indian Creek downs LaMoille:

The Spartans lost to Rochelle, 10-7. Paige Bjork was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs while Jasmyne Taylor went 2 for 3. Taylor Zak was 1 for 1 with an RBI and pitched four scoreless innings in relief for Sycamore (2-2, 0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12) “That was an ugly game by both teams and unfortunately we came up on the losing end of it. After an awful start defensively we really settled down,” said Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter. Sycamore hosts Hampshire at 4:30 p.m. today. T’wolves trounce LaMoille: In-

The Timberwolves won their second consecutive game over LaMoille, defeating their Little Ten Conference rival, 11-2. Drew Headley (1-0) pitched five innings and had eight strikeouts to get the win for Indian Creek (2-1, 2-0 LTC).

GIRLS SOCCER H-BR wins opener: The Royals finally opened their season with a 3-0 road win against Plano. Lauren Paver scored the Royals’ lone goal in the first half while Jacqueline Madden and Andrea Binkley added scores in the second half. Katy Yeager pitched a shut-

Ex-OU, Patriots coach Fairbanks dead at 79 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chuck Fairbanks, who coached Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens at Oklahoma and spent six seasons as coach of the New England Patriots, has died after battling brain cancer. He was 79. Oklahoma said in a news release that Fairbanks died Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Fairbanks was 52-15-1 in six years with the Sooners, including an Orange Bowl victory his first season and consecutive Sugar Bowls wins in 1971-72 before taking over the Patriots. He won 46 games for New England, a franchise record at the time. Former Big Eight rival Colorado hired Fairbanks after a legal battle with the Patriots. He also was coach and general manager of the New Jersey Generals in the USFL.

Texas Tech introduces Smith as new coach LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech introduced Tubby Smith on Tuesday and he says he’ll fit in just fine in West Texas, where cowboy hats and cowboy boots are more prominent than other places he’s coached. He says he already has a pair of boots, but just didn’t have them with him. Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons and landed his new job Monday. – Staff, wire reports

out in goal in her debut at keeper. H-BR plays at Hiawatha today at 4:30 p.m.

BOYS TRACK Bayler wins three events: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Michael Bayler took first in the 400 (54.6 seconds), triple jump (37 feet, 6.5 inches) and was part of H-BR’s winning 4x400 relay. Christian Johnsen, Nic Mann and Jared Madden joined Bayler on the 4x400 relay. Johnsen also won the high jump at 5-8. Madden was second in the long jump (19-8)

GIRLS TRACK Kramer with four firsts: Genoa-Kingston’s Brianna Kramer won four events in a triangular with Richmond-Burton and Marengo. Kramer won the 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles and was also a member of G-K’s winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. “We had some nice performances on a cold and windy evening,” G-K coach Barry Schmidt said. Joining Kramer on the 4x100 relay were Felicia Olson, Andrea Strohmaier and Danielle Neisendorf. Strohmaier,

Neisendorf and Jessica Drendal were also part of G-K’s victorious 4x400 relay. Carly Fischer won the shotput with a personal-best throw of 31 feet, 2 inches. Neisendorf also took first in the high jump. Clark wins two events: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Kristen Clark took first in the 800 and 1600 in a triangular with Somonauk and Sandwich. Beth Klein won the high jump and was part of H-BR’s second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Emily Clark took second in the 800 and was part of the 4x400 along with Klein, Courtney Carls and Kristen Clark. Sophia Peters took second in the 200 and ran a leg in the 4x100 relay with Klein, Andrea Curry and Carls.

Kaneland wins three relays at triangular: The Knights won the 4x800, 4x400 and 4x200 relays in a triangular at Burlington Central with Oregon. Lauren Zick won the long jump with a mark of 17-5 while Ashley Castellanos took first in the triple jump at 33-2. Freshman Allie Heinzer won the 200 in 28.0 and Sydney Strang took first in the 400 at 65.3. Christina Delach won the pole vault with a height of 9-6.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Reaction to Rice video has Rutgers reconsidering By TOM CANAVAN The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. – Rutgers said it would reconsider its decision to retain basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism from Gov. Chris Christie and NBA star LeBron

Bears release DT Toeaina CHICAGO – The Bears released veteran defensive tackle Matt Toeaina on Tuesday. Toeaina, 28, spent six seasons with the Bears but never emerged as a full-time starter. He started 24 of 36 games played, during which time he tallied 66 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and two tackles for losses. Last season, Toeaina appeared in only three games before the Bears placed him on injured reserve in Week 16 because of a knee injury. The Bears likely will enter next season with Henry Melton and Stephen Paea as their starting defensive tackles. Nate Collins, who appeared in nine games for the Bears in 2012, re-signed with the Bears last month to provide depth at defensive tackle.

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James. The head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired. Athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the video in late November by a former employee. He suspended Rice for three games a month later, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to attend anger management classes. In an interview with WFAN Radio in New York on Tuesday, Pernetti said university president Robert Barchi also viewed the tape last fall and agreed with the punishment.

Kaneland has practiced outdoors once this season • SOCCER Continued from page B1 AP photo

Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) shoots in front of Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) in the first half Tuesday in Washington.

WIZARDS 90, BULLS 86

Wizards top Bulls for 8th straight home win By JOSEPH WHITE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Bulls, 9086. Wall was 8 for 17 from the field and 11 for 13 at the free throw line as the Wizards maintained pursuit of their goal of becoming the best team not to make the playoffs. They want to pass the Philadelphia 76ers and finish ninth in the Eastern Conference – not bad for a team that started 4-28 – and Tuesday’s win left them 2½ games back with eight to play. Wall is averaging 23.7 points and 8.6 assists during the home winning streak. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls, who are vying for home-court advantage in the playoffs. The loss put them two games behind the fourth-place Brooklyn Nets in the East. The Bulls visit Brooklyn on Thursday. One of the Bulls’ biggest challenges was having enough players to finish the game. Taj Gibson left in the first half with a left knee injury and did not return, and Kirk Hinrich

Girls were rotating all over the field Tuesday, with coach Scott Parillo and his staff mixing and matching to find a suitable lineup. To make matters worse, the bad weather of the early spring had kept the team confined to a gym until Monday. So with just one day of outdoor practice under their belts, the season opener against DeKalb

awaited. Kaneland kept the contest close, but one goal was all it took for the visiting Barbs to grab a 1-0 victory. “I thought they all played well,” Parillo said. “For as little amount of time as we have had outside, we did well. We had some girls at some positions they’d never played before. ... We had so many players at so many different positions, all we were doing was rotating them into different positions, so I’m not disappointed. I thought we played fine.”

Next for the Bulls Bulls at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Thursday, TNT, AM-1000 was tossed with 3:19 to play for picking up a pair of technicals after teammate Nazr Mohammed was called for basket interference while tipping in a rebound. Boozer was whistled for a technical in the third quarter, and Hinrich and Mohammed both picked up their fourth fouls in the third. The Bulls were already without Derrick Rose (left knee), Joakim Noah (right foot), Marco Belinelli (abdominal strain) and Richard Hamilton (lower back). While the Bulls are undermanned, the Wizards are about as healthy as they’ve been all season. Nene returned after missing four games with a sore right knee, leaving only outfor-the-year Leandro Barbosa (left knee) as the only player not available for coach Randy Wittman. Nene finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Neither team led by more than 10 in a game that matched teams equalized by their various injuries and motivations for the rest of the season.

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DeKalb pitcher John Crosby (center) prepares to face the next batter after a team meeting at the mound in the top of the third inning during Tuesday’s game against West Aurora in DeKalb.

DeKalb to name new field after former coach Pettengell • BARBS Continued from page B1 The field is ready now, although Howells said there still are some minor things to do, like getting wind screens up on the outfield fence. On April 20 after game one of a doubleheader against Dixon, the field will be dedicated to Dave Pettengell, who coached the Barbs for 21 seasons and led them to the IHSA Class AA State Tournament in 1995. Pettengell died in January 2011. Something interesting about the new field which

will come to play are the dimensions. It’s 380 feet out to center and 345 in the corners. With the new BBCOR bats, home runs could be few and far between, although it will get windy out there in the open. “Three eighty’s pretty fair in center but 345, that’s deep down the lines. It’s kind of hard right now to tell exactly how [the field will] play because it’s so cold,” Howells said. “Once it heats up we’ll see more about how the field will play. Infield’s a little bit slower, and outfield is big. If you think about it that way, probably more of a pitcher’s park.”

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB x-Indiana 48 27 .640 — x-Bulls 40 33 .548 7 Milwaukee 36 37 .493 11 Detroit 25 50 .333 23 Cleveland 22 51 .301 25 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB x-New York 47 26 .644 — x-Brooklyn 42 31 .575 5 Boston 38 36 .514 9½ Philadelphia 30 43 .411 17 Toronto 27 47 .365 20½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB z-Miami 58 16 .784 — x-Atlanta 42 33 .560 16½ Washington 28 46 .378 30 Orlando 19 56 .253 39½ Charlotte 17 57 .230 41 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 55 19 .743 — x-Memphis 50 24 .676 5 Houston 41 33 .554 14 Dallas 36 37 .493 18½ New Orleans 26 48 .351 29 Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 54 20 .730 — x-Denver 50 24 .676 4 Utah 39 36 .520 15½ Portland 33 41 .446 21 Minnesota 27 46 .370 26½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB x-L.A. Clippers 49 26 .653 — Golden State 42 32 .568 6½ L.A. Lakers 38 36 .514 10½ Sacramento 27 47 .365 21½ Phoenix 23 51 .311 25½ x-clinched playoff spot; z-clinched conference Tuesday’s Results Washington 90, Bulls 86 New York 102, Miami 90 Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games Brooklyn at Cleveland, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 35 27 5 3 57 Detroit 36 18 13 5 41 St. Louis 34 18 14 2 38 Nashville 37 15 14 8 38 Columbus 36 15 14 7 37 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Minnesota 35 21 12 2 44 Vancouver 36 19 11 6 44 Edmonton 35 15 13 7 37 Calgary 34 13 17 4 30 Colorado 36 12 20 4 28 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 36 24 7 5 53 Los Angeles 35 20 12 3 43 San Jose 35 18 11 6 42 Dallas 35 16 16 3 35 Phoenix 35 14 15 6 34

GF GA 119 76 94 94 98 94 92 100 87 97 GF 98 94 91 94 87

GA 90 93 96 118 114

GF GA 111 90 103 88 88 86 94 107 94 101

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 37 28 9 0 56 124 88 New Jersey 36 15 12 9 39 89 100 N.Y. Islanders 37 18 16 3 39 108 115 N.Y. Rangers 35 17 15 3 37 82 86 Philadelphia 35 15 17 3 33 95 108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 35 23 7 5 51 111 84 Boston 35 23 8 4 50 100 77 Toronto 36 20 12 4 44 112 100 Ottawa 36 19 11 6 44 91 79 Buffalo 37 14 17 6 34 98 114 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 38 18 18 2 38 93 115 Washington 36 17 17 2 36 107 104 Carolina 35 16 17 2 34 96 106 Tampa Bay 35 15 18 2 32 112 106 Florida 37 12 19 6 30 91 127 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. Tuesday’s Results Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2, SO Boston 3, Ottawa 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Winnipeg 2 Washington 5, Carolina 3 Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 1 Nashville 3, Colorado 1 Los Angeles at Phoenix (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 East Division W L Pct Baltimore 1 0 1.000 Boston 1 0 1.000 New York 0 1 .000 Tampa Bay 0 1 .000 Toronto 0 1 .000 West Division W L Pct Houston 1 0 1.000 Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 Seattle 1 0 1.000 Oakland 0 1 .000 Texas 0 1 .000 Tuesday’s Results White Sox Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota

GB — — — 1 1 GB — — 1 1 1 GB — — — 1 1

Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 4, Toronto 1 Texas at Houston (n) Seattle at Oakland (n) Today’s Games Kansas City (Santana 0-0) at White Sox (Peavy 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Texas (Ogando 0-0) at Houston (Humber 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Sanchez 0-0) at Minnesota (Correia 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Baltimore (Chen 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Saunders 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-0), 9:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB 1 0 1.000 — 1 0 1.000 — 0 1 .000 1 0 1 .000 1 0 1 .000 1 East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 1 0 1.000 — New York 1 0 1.000 — Washington 1 0 1.000 — Miami 0 1 .000 1 Philadelphia 0 1 .000 1 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 — Colorado 0 1 .000 1 San Diego 0 1 .000 1 San Francisco 0 1 .000 1 Tuesday’s Results Colorado at Milwaukee (n) St. Louis at Arizona (n) San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Jackson 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Rodriguez 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Miami (Slowey 0-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 0-0), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0) at Atlanta (Maholm 0-0), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 0-0) at Milwaukee (Peralta 0-0), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-0), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Cubs Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis


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KANE COUNTY COUGARS

Cougars aim to be part of aggressive farm system By KEVIN DRULEY

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kdruley@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Cougars players flashing by the clubhouse whiteboard during their first few days in Geneva observe workout schedules, rental car recommendations and the official Fifth Third Bank Ballpark mailing address. Nowhere is the phrase “The Cubs Way” written. That’s largely because these prospects long have been acclimated to trying to define it. About 11 months before the Cougars and Cubs agreed to a two-year player-development contract in September, new Cubs president Theo Epstein introduced the theory behind an organizational blueprint designed to cover all the bases. While “See The Future” and “It Starts Here” are sure to be more visible three-word expressions this season – just check your pocket schedule and new sign on the right field wall – “The Cubs Way” permeates everything.

Sports reporter Kevin Druley will blog about the Cougars this season at www.kcchronicle.com/ blogs/wrigley-west/.

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Kane County Cougars players practice running the bases Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. The Cougars, now an affiliate of the Cubs, open at home Thursday. “It’s going out every single day, playing hard, going about your business, doing the right things, doing the little things right,” first baseman Dan Vogelbach said. “But the biggest thing is, you’re always a Cub, on and off the field. I think you’re held accountable for everything you do.” To a championship-starved

fan base, “The Cubs Way” at times has sounded like a series of uncertain cliches. Earlier in spring training, Epstein planned to release a manual on the philosophy, although the basic tenet, per pitching coach Ron Villone, is “starting from the ground up” by re-emphasizing a competitive culture throughout the

farm system. With the burly Vogelbach arguably the most visible, the Cougars enter the season with several prospects highly rated by Baseball America. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario and right-hander Pierce Johnson are among the other big names. Outfielder Albert Almora would have been another, manager Mark Johnson said, had Almora not broken the hamate bone in his left hand last month. Johnson managed many of the same players to the Northwest League championship series at short-season Boise in 2012. That group rebounded from humble beginnings – namely an ultraloose clubhouse that interfered with

winning – to impress Cubs officials making late-season visits. Villone, serving in the same capacity at then- Cubs affiliate Peoria last season, began with a recent White Sox marketing slogan when addressing “The Cubs Way.” “All in,” he said. “Everybody’s all in. We’re here to develop, to help, to build. That’s our level. And the guys upstairs [in Chicago] are already there. They’re putting the best minds, best baseball minds together to kind of boil up a winning soup. “I’m telling you right now, we’re pretty excited. Obviously, down low, the talent we have here hopefully does trickle up the line. You never know how fast that pace is. But what we do know is that the talent here is going to speak for itself, I believe, as the season goes on.” Between former major leaguers Johnson and Villone – plus Dominican righthander Lendy Castillo, who is

expected to be a starter after making 13 appearances with the Cubs last season – players have plenty of resources. The presence of lefty Michael Heesch, just an eighthround pick last season, also figures to be beneficial. The Prairie Ridge graduate, whose family recently relocated to Bartlett, believes it’s important to integrate teammates into the Cubs’ culture in the years BTCW – Before The Cubs Way. Namely the fabled and lengthy championship drought. “It’s one thing to tell them, but it’s another thing to really experience it. Because you can’t really say, like, it’s been [105] years … it’s been over a century,” Heesch said. “You can hear that has many times as you want. But until you’ve been a fan and really seen season after season after season and the way the organization has just kind of gone, you really won’t understand what it really means to be a Cubs fan.”

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Axelrod hopes days of travel are behind him

Jackson set to make Cubs debut

By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO

Next for the Sox

mmontemurro@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – Living out of a suitcase had become the norm for White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod. Monthly trips to the airport in Chicago, Charlotte or Birmingham were a given and advance notice wasn’t a priority. The life of a “quadruple A” player – someone who succeeds at Triple-A yet can’t crack the big league 25man roster – is one Axelrod knows well. Over the course of the 2012 season, the Sox called up or sent Axelrod to the minors seven times and his stints in the majors never lasted a month. But Axelrod hopes that lifestyle is behind him. For the first time in his professional baseball career, Axelrod, 27, broke spring training with the team. He needed some help, earning a spot after left-hander John Danks was placed on the 15-day disabled list as he continues to work back from shoulder surgery, but Axelrod isn’t taking the opportunity for granted. His first start of the season, Saturday against the Mariners, pits him against three-time All-Star Felix Hernandez. “It’s a special thing, kind of like the day before Christmas,” Axelrod said. “I’m excited and I’ve wanted to start. Being here to start the year, there’s a feeling of belonging. I had a good spring and this

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Kansas City at White Sox, 1:10 p.m. today, WGN, AM-670 is my chance to seize an opportunity. I’m pretty excited about it.” Axelrod, who has a 3-2 record and 4.78 ERA in 18 career appearances (10 starts), is the Sox’s No. 5 starter until further notice. While Danks and the $15.7 million he is owed this season are out of sight in extended spring training in Arizona, Axelrod has a rare opportunity to prove he’s no longer a stopgap in the rotation. When Danks signed his 5-year, $65 million extension last year, it was under the assumption he would become the Sox’s ace. Now Axelrod, making $493,000 this year, must fill the void. Axelrod was considered a long shot to make it to the majors when the San Diego Padres drafted him in the 30th round in 2007, and if he did get there, it wouldn’t be as a starting pitcher. Although Axelrod holds four pitches in his arsenal – fastball, slider, change-up and curveball – no one would consider him an overpowering pitcher. Location and command are what make Axelrod so effective.

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Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney (right) started the season on the 15-day disabled list after a deep laceration on his left knee required stitches.

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Barney has no injury regrets By JEFF ARNOLD

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jarnold@shawmedia.com PITTSBURGH – Darwin Barney surveyed the line of reporters standing in front of his locker at PNC Park on Monday morning and conducted a quick inspection. “No one’s recording this, right?” the Cubs second baseman asked. Barney then pulled out his cellphone and scrolled through a few photos. He settled on the pre-stitches image of the bloody gash on his left knee taken by a team trainer, a deep laceration that forced him on the 15-day disabled list to start the season. Barney then held up his phone up for all to see, drawing a few moans and grimmaces. Had the deep cut been two inches lower, the Cubs would have their everyday second baseman for the start of the season. Instead, because of Barney’s decision to chase after a foul ball and slide into the a concrete-slabbed wall at Minute Maid Park in Houston in the Cubs’ final spring training game, Barney became the

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latest casualty among Cubs starters. If he had it to do over again, Barney insists he would have played the ball the same. At the time, Barney was within an out of finishing his three innings of work. But after failing to cleanly field a ground ball and then playing the error over in his head, he charged hard after the fly ball, sliding to protect himself. The injury cost the Cubs a Golden Glove-winning infielder and one of the team’s emerging stars at a time when the Cubs are trying to get a good start to the season. “That’s just how you play the game,” Barney said before Monday’s 3-1 win over the Pirates. “You can’t look back and say, ‘Man, I shouldn’t have gone after it.’ That’s just how

it works.” Manager Dale Sveum wouldn’t commit to naming Brent Lillibridge the starter while Barney is out. Lillibridge started Monday and made an error in the first inning before failing to turn what appeared to be a routine double play. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija pitched out of the jam and later got a couple of impressive defensive assists from Lillibridge, who also struck out three times Monday. Lillibridge is expected to split time at second base with Alberto Gonzalez until Barney returns, a rotation Sveum defined Monday as winging it. The Cubs said Monday that Barney will have his knee re-evaluated in a week. Barney didn’t even know the gash was so bad until he returned to the clubhouse after the game in Houston. Because it is right on his knee, the injury makes it difficult for Barney to slide or try to make a back-handed defensive play. Any contact with that spot on his knee, Barney said, could break open the stitches and extend his time on the disabled list.

PITTSBURGH – Edwin Jackson still is in the process of getting to know his Cubs teammates, but watching from the dugout Monday made one thing perfectly clear. He will have plenty of backup when he takes the mound for his first start of the season tonight against the Pirates. The Cubs’ defense was nearly flawless in Monday’s 3-1 Opening Day win, headlined by Jeff Samardzija’s two-hit Edwin Jackson effort over eight innings. Shortstop Starlin Castro demonstrated not only his range but his ability to throw runners out from the edge of the infield. Second baseman Brent Lillibridge made up for a first-inning error with a couple of sparkling plays while first baseman Anthony Rizzo also snagged a hard liner that kept Samardzija’s gem intact. The defensive support was more than enough to boost Jackson’s confidence. “We know those are plays our team is capable of making,” Jackson said. “It just makes you want to go out and make the hitters put the ball in play and be aggressive around the strike zone. You don’t necessarily feel like you’ve got to pitch a perfect game. You can count on your team to make plays behind you.” Jackson is coming off a roller coaster spring when he had a 5.25 ERA and went 1-2 in six starts. In his final start against the Astros, Jackson gave up five runs on five hits in four innings, when he also struck out nine. He also will start the Cubs’ home opener Monday against Milwaukee.

The time has come to merge baseball season with political season • MUSICK Continued from page B1 As a certain North Side supporter might say: Cubs, woo! Profits, woo! It’s no secret that Joe Ricketts, the patriarch of the Cubs royal family and one of the founders of TD Ameritrade, has incredibly deep pockets and burning passion for conservative causes. Ricketts’ sons have followed suit, while daughter Laura

has diverted from the family script as a liberal activist and the first openly gay co-owner in MLB history. Despite their differences, the family seems to get along as well as any family, which is great. This is America, and we’re allowed to disagree on which political party is less corrupt and less incompetent than the other. But the Sunlight Foundation’s research project inspired an idea. Let’s merge baseball sea-

son with political season. The team that wins the World Series gets to choose the following year’s crop of politicians. Campaign spending, you’re outta here! Corporate lobbyists, grab some bench! Hey, all of you shady political action committees, that’s stee-rike three! For an update on which political party is leading the polls, check the standings. The timing is perfect. This season, the final pos-

sible date for a World Series game is Oct. 31. That’s only five days earlier than when the elections officially would have been bought and sold anyway. If the Cubs win the World Series – don’t laugh, they’re undefeated after one game – then Papa Ricketts can plug in whomever he chooses. If a left-leaning contributor such as the Baltimore Orioles or San Francisco Giants wins, the same holds true.

Meanwhile, current politicians can focus on education, health care, poverty, public transit, the environment, the economy and approximately 10 million other things that matter more than being re-elected. And because back-to-back World Series champions are rare, politicians could be replaced every year by a new group of people, hopefully including some still in touch with reality. Imagine how exciting

every baseball season would become. Imagine how motivated Joe Ricketts and his sons would be to develop a winner. Imagine the Cubs blowing away the competition in something actually related to baseball.

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


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Edwards makes leap toward state By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com

A closer look at the prep track scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... JASMINE BROWN, SR., DEKALB Brown established herself as the early favorite to win the outdoor state title in the triple jump by taking first at the Top Times Invitational with a school-record jump of 39 feet, 9½ inches.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Sycamore, Kaneland, DeKalb at Kaneland Invite, 10 a.m. Saturday The three NI Big 12 East rivals compete in one of the first big outdoor meets for girls track. Genoa-Kingston at Oregon Relays, 10 a.m. Saturday Cogs’ depth in both the boys and girls teams will be tested at Oregon.

POWER RANKINGS BOYS TEAM RANKINGS 1. Kaneland: Knights dominated the NI Big 12 indoor conference meet. 2. DeKalb: Sprints look to be a strength for Barbs. 3. Sycamore: Spartans in second-tier group chasing Kaneland. 4. Genoa-Kingston: Cogs will have option to shift and change lineups with lots of depth. 5. Hinckley-Big Rock: A lot of new faces for the Royals that coach Greg Burks will have to work into the lineup. 6. Indian Creek: Low turnout for Indian Creek will give freshmen a lot of varsity experience early. GIRLS TEAM RANKINGS 1. Kaneland: Knights fell just short of Yorkville for conference indoor crown. 2. DeKalb: Barbs should be able to use depth better in outdoor season. 3. Sycamore: Young team will improve as season progresses. 4. Indian Creek: Outdoor season starts with Timberwolves hoping to get multiple people down to state. 5. Hinckley-Big Rock: Good mix of veterans and youngsters for the Royals. 6. Genoa-Kingston: Senior Danielle Neisendorf hoping for a healthy 2013 season.

DeKalb’s Jasmine Brown may get the headlines as the area’s top triple jumper, but a local sophomore is also making strides towards state. Sycamore’s Lilia Edwards took eighth place in the triple jump at the Top Times Invitational with a mark of 34 feet, 4½ inches. The jump was a new personal best and an improvement of at least a foot over last year’s outdoor season, said Sycamore coach Joe McCormick. McCormick said Edwards’ increased speed in her approach over the final indoor meets has been a big change from her freshman year. “I didn’t know she had that speed, watching her last year,” McCormick said. “She’s attacking the runway. We want to work on that attack mentality.” The automatic qualifying mark for the triple jump is 34-8 and McCormick hopes Edwards will get a chance to experience the atmosphere and pressure that comes with competing at the state meet. “I don’t think we’ve seen the best out of her yet. I think there’s some more growing,” McCormick said. “Her practice has picked up. Her focus at the meet has a new intensity.”

Kaneland pushing to get outdoors Kaneland coach Eric Baron has been waiting and waiting to get the Knights outdoors. The Knights dominated the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet, but Baron said

The indoor season is by no means a perfect measure of what’s to come in the upcoming months of the outdoor season. Some runners might not excel at maneuvering the tighter turns of indoor tracks, sprinters may not have the perfect start required to place high in the shorter 60-meter dash, and many local athletes just choose to play a different sport in the winter season. But if the results and accomplishments of our local track athletes so far are any indication of what the outdoor season holds, our seven local high

EVANSTON – Chris Collins recalled playing in a packed arena at Northwestern when he was in high school and all the electricity in the building. That’s something he hopes to see on a regular basis. The longtime Duke assistant and son of an NBA coach was formally introduced as the new coach of the Wildcats on Tuesday and he promised to do what no Northwestern coach

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many of his athletes have had a far time dealing with the weather. “We were pleased with our performances in meets, but the weather has been a struggle for us,” Baron said. “We’re struggling a little bit. We’re not really at the level we want to be at.” One notable performance at the Top Times meet was junior Nate Dyer in the shot put. Dyer, who barely missed last year’s outdoor state finals, took seventh at the unofficial in-

VIEWS Ross Jacobson schools should be well-represented at the state meet in May in Charleston. DeKalb senior Jasmine Brown, Genoa-Kingston senior Danielle Neisendorf, Sycamore sophomore Dion Hooker, Indian Creek senior Jake Gullstrand and Kaneland junior Dylan Nauert all made individual finals at the state meet last year and

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Kaneland’s Nate Dyer practices the shot put during the Northern Illinois Big 12 Boys Conference track meet May 11, 2012, at DeKalb High School. door state championship. “He probably had one of our top performances at the Top Times meet. He threw his personal best in the shot put. He works really hard at it. He was really pleased with that.” Baron hopes the weather cooperates in the upcoming weeks, which will give Kaneland an opportunity to work on technique in the field events and see what some of its younger athletes can do when given a chance in the lineup.

Indoor season could hold key to teams’ state run

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has done, lead the team to the NCAA tournament. He insisted the potential to succeed is there despite outdated facilities and high academic standards. “I’m not afraid of the Chris Collins work that needs to be done,” Collins said as his dad, Doug, watched from the front row. “I know it’s going to take time. I’m ultracom-

petitive. I’m passionate about what I do. To me, in life, if you love doing something, you want people to know about it.” And he was adamant about one thing. “We’re going to build a winner,” he said. “I’m confident. I’m excited. But I also know it’s going to take work.” Northwestern hired Collins last week to replace the fired Bill Carmody, hoping he can lead the Wildcats into the top echelon of the Big Ten and back to the NCAA tournament.

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will look to improve upon those performances moving forward. They’ll likely be joined by a few new stars as well, many of whom could come in the distance events. DeKalb’s Kelsey Schrader took sixth in the Class 3A 1600 at the Top Times Invitational while Kaneland’s Brianna Bower was fourth in the Class 2A 3200. The Knights also expect 2A cross country state champion Victoria Clinton to run in the outdoor season for the first time. Also in contention should be Sycamore’s David Emmert, who took third in the Class 2A 800 at

Top Times, and Kaneland junior Nate Dyer, who barely missed out on a spot in the shotput state finals last year. The schedule has officially turned to outdoor meets. As long as temperatures begin to rise, times should start to fall. Now if only Mother Nature would agree to pull the starter’s gun.

• Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via e-mail at rjacobson@shawmedia. com and follow him on Twitter @RossJacobson.


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C’mon, embrace fresh, crisp flavor of raw asparagus EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton

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PRESSURE Pressure cooker makes risotto with asparagus a fast, easy dish By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press

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ressure cookers never really did much for me. They seemed fussy – and scary. All those stories about explosions ... Then I used one to make a risotto, a dish that by definition is tedious to make. I was blown away. It simplified the process and – most impressively – sped it up. What normally takes me 45 minutes in a traditional saute pan was done and ready to serve in about 20. That’s my type of risotto! And my type of pan. Pressure cookers really are very cool devices. Because the lids clamp on and create a pressured, steam-driven environment, they allow you to cook at higher temperatures. Normal boiling or steaming cooking methods max out around 212 F, the boiling point of water. Pressure cookers allow for water (as steam) to be superheated, reaching as high as 250 F. The result is a moist, quick method of cooking that produces deliciously tender meats in little time. And modern pressure cookers also happen to be very safe (don’t worry about explosions!). My risotto recipe is simple and delicate because I wanted it to showcase the asparagus. But it would be easy to add a touch of garlic, your favorite mush-

rooms and even tender spring peas. The second time I made it, I added porcini mushroom powder and it was divine, resulting in a bolder, more umami filled risotto without any mushroom slices. The garlic and mushrooms – or porcini powder – should go in at the beginning and peas should be added when the asparagus is to let the heat of the steaming rice cook the tender vegetables. I have never had so much fun making risotto. Now that I have the hang of using the pressure cooker, I can’t wait to tackle short ribs, chicken Marbella, whole stuffed artichokes and grits, too – anything that normally takes hours and/ or lots of stirring to make.

Pressure Cooker Risotto With Asparagus Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 4 The asparagus is added raw to the rice after it is cooked, letting the delicate green stalks cook just briefly. This light touch leaves the asparagus bright green and slightly crunchy. If you like your asparagus cooked more, you can grill or saute it briefly before adding it to the risotto. But do not add it to the pressure cooker at the same time as the rice or it will overcook. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 large shallot, chopped or thinly sliced 1 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine 2 cups no-salt chicken broth Pinch of salt, plus more to taste Pinch of red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup small asparagus tips and tops, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/8 cup chopped fresh chives In a medium pressure cooked over medium, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the shallot and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until translucent. Increase heat to high and add the rice, stirring to coat. Toast the rice, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook until evaporated. Add the broth and a pinch each of salt and red pepper flakes. Stir until the mixture comes to a simmer, then lock on the pressure cooker’s lid. Set a timer for 9 minutes. Bring the cooker up to full pressure, then reduce the heat to maintain that level. Cook until the timer goes off. Take the cooker off the heat and wait 3 minutes, then put the pot in the sink and run cold water over it to release the pressure. Open the cooker; the rice should be creamy. Return the pot to the stovetop over medium heat. Add the butter, asparagus, cheese and chives. Stir until heated through and the butter and cheese have melted. Season with salt and pepper.

The first time I ate raw asparagus was during the ‘80s at an Italian restaurant in New York. Someone else must have pushed me to order it because until then the only asparagus I’d ever encountered was steamed and buttered, and I really liked it just that way. Raw asparagus? Must be bland and boring. Then I noticed that the vegetable in question was the centerpiece of a salad dressed with fresh lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. Well, shoot, a piece of cotton would taste good with that kind of treatment, so I took a chance. To my surprise and delight, the dish was wonderfully flavorful and refreshing. Crunchy, too. With asparagus season upon us, I thought it might be fun to recreate that salad with a few lip-smacking extras. First, a couple of tips about buying the star of this show. At the store, asparagus should be stored vertically, stem down in ice or water. They’re probably not in great shape if you find them stacked sideways and on top of each other, so keep looking. Make sure the tips are tight and smooth, not open and feathery, and that the stalks are firm and smooth. Size-wise, I’ve never met an asparagus I didn’t like, whether it’s thin as a pencil or thick as a hot dog. For this recipe, though, I recommend the thicker guys. Yes, you’ll have to peel the stalk (that outer layer on thick stalks is unappealingly tough), but they’re much easier to thinly slice than the pencil-necked guys. Then it’s on to the button mushrooms. Sure, they seem ordinary compared to their various designer cousins, but they’re absolutely delicious raw and they also happen to be quite affordable. Just be sure to purchase only the firmest, whitest, tightest specimens. No gills showing, please. A button mushroom becomes flabby as it ages. Your salad wants it firm. I’ve also tossed in some leaves of fresh flat-leaf parsley, and not merely as a garnish, but as a full partner to the other ingredients. In fact, almost any fresh herb – including parsley, basil, mint, cilantro, chives, chervil or dill – can play a similarly robust role in a salad. Lastly, we have pistachio

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nuts, my favorites. I love them for their flavor, but – at only 4 calories per nut – they’re also a boon to the diet-conscious.

Raw Asparagus, Mushroom and Parsley Salad With Nuts and Parmesan Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Kosher Salt and ground black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 pound asparagus, tough stems trimmed and discarded (peeled if thicker than 1/3 inch) 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 4 ounces firm white button mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/3 cup pistachios or chopped toasted walnuts 1 ounce shaved ParmigianoReggiano cheese In a large bowl, combine a hefty pinch of salt, some black pepper and the lemon juice. Whisk until the salt is dissolved, then add the oil in a stream, whisking. Set aside. Lay the asparagus flat on a cutting board and slice a few stalks at a time very thin on a diagonal to create thin oblong slices. Add to the salad bowl along with the parsley, mushrooms and pistachios or walnuts. Toss well to coat with the dressing. Divide the salad among 4 serving plates and top each portion with some of the cheese.

Nutrition information per serving: 160 calories; 120 calories from fat (75 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 7 g protein; 260 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

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This simple pasta recipe will make you love anchovies By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press This recipe will require that you set aside your aversion to anchovies. But if you are up to the task, you will be richly rewarded. It is unfortunate so many people won’t give these tiny little flavor bombs a fair chance. They effortlessly and quickly add such intense, savory – meaty! – flavor, they should be in regular rotation in any home kitchen, and particularly with any cook who struggles to get a great dinner on the table on a busy weeknight. That said, I get it. Downing a whole fish – even a tiny one – is a turnoff for most people. But that’s why this recipe is perfect for you. The magic of anchovies – aside, that is, from not tasting even a little bit fishy – is that when added to a hot skillet, they melt away, dissolving into a flavorful sauce reminiscent more of a steak than of the sea. And that is why they form the base of so many Italian sauces. For this recipe, the goal was simplicity – a few simple, potent ingredients that would meld together in no time into a phenomenal sauce to toss with pasta. Try it. Give anchovies a chance and you won’t regret it.

Gemilli Pasta With Anchovies and Breadcrumbs Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Gemilli pasta – small twists – has a wonderful texture and does a great job of capturing the sauce in this recipe. But pasta is pasta, so use whatever shape you have or prefer.

1 pound gemilli pasta 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2-ounce tin oil-packed anchovies 8 cloves garlic, minced 2 large tomatoes, diced Ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup coarse unseasoned breadcrumbs (such as panko) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 6 to 7 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain and return the pasta to the pot. Drizzle the pasta with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, toss, then cover and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the anchovies and saute for 5 minutes, breaking them up with a silicone spatula until they dissolve into a paste. Add the garlic and saute for another minute, then add the tomato. Cook, stirring often, until the tomato begins to break down, about 7 minutes. Season with pepper. For a thinner sauce, stir in a bit of the reserved pasta cooking water. Uncover the pasta and, while using tongs to toss, sprinkle in the breadcrumbs and Parmesan, tossing until evenly coated. Divide the pasta between 4 serving bowls, then spoon some of the sauce into the center of each. Top each serving with additional grated Parmesan.

Nutrition information per serving: 730 calories; 210 calories from fat (29 percent of total calories); 23 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 100 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 30 g protein; 900 mg sodium.

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Anchovies: What they are and how best to use them By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press If anchovies gross you out, know this – compared with what people ate before there were anchovies, they’re practically cake and ice cream. Because until about the 16th century there were no anchovies as we know them today. That is, small silvery fish that are boned, salt cured and packed in oil. Instead, there was garum – the juice of salted and fermented fish guts. Garum lost favor about 500 years ago when people learned how to make anchovies. Can’t imagine why. Anchovies, however, are not a singular fish. Most cuisines around the world have their own “anchovy,” most of which tend to be variants of one variety of fish, a relative of the herring. But given the ick-factor some people suffer, why eat them? Easy. They are flavor bombs that lend serious Wow! to whatever they are added to. And the good news is that the flavor they add isn’t even a little fishy. Here’s why. After months of salt curing, the dominant flavors in anchovies are from enzymes and good bacteria, not the flesh itself (of which

there is little). The result is an intense blend of fatty, salty, savory, meaty, even a bit cheesy. Even better, when you cook anchovies they dissolve, leaving behind a massive savory flavor but no evidence that any fish were harmed in the making. Anchovies are widely used in the cuisines of Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. In Turkey they are so prized they have inspired volumes of poetry, even folk dances. That is some serious anchovy love. Even if you don’t like them dumped on pizzas, chances are you’ve eaten plenty of anchovies; they are critical for Caesar salad and olive tapenade. You’ll generally find anchovies alongside the Italian foods or with the tuna. Most varieties are packed in oil in cans or jars. Some delis also sell salt-packed anchovies, but these sometimes need to be boned and always should be rinsed. Many grocers also sell anchovy paste, which is ground anchovies blended with oil and sometimes seasonings. The pastes are fine in a pinch, but whole anchovies tend to have better flavor. Unopened cans can be stored at room temperature

for a year; opened cans can be refrigerated for a week or two. Try anchovies in this recipe for flatbread pizza brushed with anchovy oil. And for more ideas, check out the Off the Beaten Aisle column over on Food Network: http://bit.ly/HlKGor

Flatbread Pizza With Anchovy Oil Start to finish: 25 minutes Servings: 4

I keep this pizza simple in order to let the anchovy oil really shine. But if you prefer a heavy duty pizza, by all means pile on the toppings. Don’t want to make your own flatbread? Use the same anchovy oil and toppings on a ball of pizza dough from the grocer. 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 cup warm water 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets 2 cloves garlic, crushed Pinch red pepper flakes 2 cups baby spinach 1 cup sliced white button mushrooms 2 cups shredded fontina or other semisoft cheese Heat the oven to 500 F. Spray 2 baking sheets with olive oil cooking spray.

In a food processor, combine the flour and salt, then pulse to combine. With the processor running, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, then slowly drizzle in the water until the dough forms a tacky, but not wet ball. If the dough is too dry, add water 1 teaspoon at a time and pulse until it holds together easily when squeezed. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured counter. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Using a floured rolling pin, roll each piece to the size of a large dinner plate. Place 2 flatbreads on each baking sheet and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the anchovies, garlic and red pepper flakes. Mash with a fork until chunky smooth. Use a pastry brush to coat each flatbread with the oil-anchovy paste, then top each with a quarter each of the spinach and mushrooms. Finish each pizza with 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned at the edges and the cheese is melted.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 430 calories; 250 calories from fat (58 percent of total calories); 28 g fat (12 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 65 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 19 g protein; 2 g fiber; 770 mg sodium.

Anchovies, balsamic arugula flavor open-faced sandwich By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press Stay with me on this one. We’re going to make an openfaced anchovy sandwich. And you’re going to love it. Admittedly, that’s a tall order for a sandwich that sports an ingredient many people tend to be skittish about. But you simply have to try this. My inspiration came from eating many (and as far as I’m concerned, there never will be too many) amazing dinners at Seamus Mullen’s New York City restaurant, Tertulia. There is a reason I keep going back. He produces food designed to slap you across the face with flavor. And I like getting roughed up like that by my food. One dish in particular I order every visit – tosta matrimonio, a simple starter of crisp bread topped with sheep’s milk cheese, anchovies and balsamic vinegar. It is punchy and full of flavor and not even a little bit fishy. To enjoy this a bit more

frequently (I am in New York only once a month or so), I decided to create my own version of this dish – an openfaced sandwich topped with ricotta, balsamic-drenched arugula and anchovies. The result is rich, tangy and powerfully flavorful. It also happens to be simple to assemble, making it a weeknight dinner dream. But one caveat – my dish was inspired by Mullen’s, an attempt to capture the spirit of his dish. I did not try to recreate it. To taste the real deal, it’s well worth a visit to his eatery.

Open-faced Anchovy Sandwich With Balsamic Arugula Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 2 For a healthier take on this delicious sandwich, consider using part-skim ricotta and opt for a lighter, whole-grain bread. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 cups arugula

Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 large slicing tomatoes 12-inch baguette 12 oil-packed anchovies Heat the oven to broil. Set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Coat the rack with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil and vinegar. Add the arugula, then use your hands to toss well, ensuring all of the arugula is coated with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. In a small bowl mix the ricotta, thyme and lemon juice. Set aside. Slice each tomato into 6 thin slices. Arrange the slices on the prepared wire rack, then season them with salt and pepper. Set them on the oven’s center rack and broil until lightly browned, about 4 to 6 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the baguette into two 6-inch lengths, then slice each one in half lengthwise. Place in the oven, cut side up, and toast for just

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a minute or two, just long enough to warm and lightly brown. When the bread and tomatoes are done, top each piece of baguette with a quarter of the ricotta, then arrange 3 tomato slices over

each. Top each with a quarter of the arugula, then 3 anchovies. Eat immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 930 calories; 260 calories

from fat (28 percent of total calories); 29 g fat (13 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 85 mg cholesterol; 123 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 46 g protein; 2,490 mg sodium.


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NEA grant provides events for local musicians Events are well under way for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Endowment for the Arts grant, awarded last fall to the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts for the second consecutive year. The grant provides funding for talented musicians to work with students, teachers and the general public. The community school was invited to apply for the grant, which was awarded through the NEAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arts Education in American Communities program. The aim of the program is to extend and expand arts education throughout the United States. Deborah Booth, director of the community school, worked with NIU faculty members Ann Montzka-Smelser, Mary Lynn Doherty and

Greg Barrett to find projects that brought talented individuals to the DeKalb area for public performances, workshops and master classes.

Clarinet Cornucopia On March 9, attendees of the Clarinet Cornucopia were treated to the performing and teaching talents of William Hudgins, principal clarinetist with the Boston Symphony, and his wife, clarinetist Catherine Hudgins. Seventy local clarinet students and teachers, some from as far away as northern Michigan, attended this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event for a day of concerts, master classes, and practice with the popular Cornucopia Choir, directed by Patrick Sheehan. William R Hudgins has been principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the

Boston Symphony Chamber Players since 1994. Catherine Hudgins began her career in Caracas, Venezuela, with the Orquesta FilarmĂłnica de Caracas, later holding positions in the Sinfonica Municipal de Caracas, and the Charleston Symphony. Both are active chamber musicians.

CSA Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir Throughout spring, the CSA Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir is rehearsing a composition written for the group by Lee Kesselman. The piece is based on an Emily Dickenson poem and is titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Nobody! Who are you?â&#x20AC;? The choir will perform the piece in its premiere on May 15 at 7 p.m. during the choirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring recital. The recital is in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building and is free and open to the public.

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Kesselman is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the annual Working With Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voices series from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 in Room 171 Music Building. The talk will be of particular interest to childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir directors and choir students, as well as for anyone interested in the topic; it is free and open to the public. Four CPDUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are available for those who attend the workshop. A world-famous choral composer, Kesselman has been director of choral activities at College of DuPage since 1981. In addition to his composing, he is a conductor, pianist and teacher. He has developed the New Classic Singers with a love for the vocal art and interests in a great breadth of literature.

Susan Reed Residency Last fall, folk musician, singer and storyteller Susan Reed performed a family concert for about 50 enthusiastic children and their parents on Nov. 2 and worked with several groups of young musicians as a clinician at the annual NIU Suzuki Workshop on Nov. 3. The awards are for $10,000, with matching amount expected from NIU. The NIU Community School of the Arts offers lessons, classes, and ensembles to people of all ages in the northern Illinois area. Teachers are area artists and NIU students and faculty. More information about the community school and about the NEA funding can be found at www. csa.niu.edu or by calling 815-753-1450.

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Hinckley-Big Rock sets kindergarten round-up Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Round-up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18. This evening is for all 20132014 kindergarten students and their parents to stop by the school to meet the teachers and see the classrooms. The evening will be an open house. Attendees are free to stop by at any time and leave at any time during the hour. Those who have already registered will receive a notice in the mail with an arrival time. Those who have not registered can arrive anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Those who are unable to attend, should call the school at 815-286-3400.

IVVC names March students of the month Indian Valley Vocational Center of Sandwich, recently announced its March 2013 list of Students of the Month. This recognition program spotlights students from its 13 onsite programs, and cosmetology and fire science, selected by the program instructors for qualities such as outstanding professional work, enthusiasm, attendance, initiative and demonstrated work ethic. Each IVVC program can select a different student each month for special recognition and an award certificate. The March 2013 IVVC Students of the Month are: Auto Body Repair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Diego Alanis, Sandwich High School; Automotive Technology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shawn Copeland, Yorkville High School; Building Trades â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alexandro Martinez, Plano High School; Computer Technology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Benjamin Hanson, Sandwich High School; Cosmetology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Samantha Ridge, Earlville High School; Culinary Arts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Erika Ziopsnys, Somonauk High School; Drafting & Design â&#x20AC;&#x201C; William Freriks, Hinckley-Big Rock High School; Early Childhood Development â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jasmine Nanzer, Leland High School; Graphic Communications â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leslie Nunez, Somonauk High School; Health Occupations, CNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dezirae Pirofalo, Sandwich High School; Health Occupations, Exploring Medical Careers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Julissa Verda, Newark High School; Law Enforcement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyler Baston, Somonauk High School, and John Romano, Hinckley-Big Rock High School; and Welding & Fabrication â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Craig Thom, Plano High School.

touring throughout the Midwest this spring with the Radcliffe Choral Society of Harvard University. Behrens is a sophomore at Harvard University majoring in archaeology. She is a soprano in the choir. The 40-voice all-female Radcliffe Choral Society was founded in 1899 by the first president of Radcliffe College. The group is one of the oldest and most preeminent womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choirs in the U.S. The choir regularly performs throughout the year in solo and combined concerts, hosts a quadrennial Festival of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choruses, and embarks on yearly tours each spring to domestic locations and to international destinations every fourth summer.

Music Boosters seeks drivers for fundraiser DeKalb Music Boosters and Brad Manning Ford are sponsoring a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drive 4 UR Schoolâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 12. They are seeking licensed drivers age 18 and older to come to DeKalb High School, test-drive a new Ford vehicle, and complete a brief survey. Test drives will last approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Drivers do not need to be interested in purchasing a new car at this time. For every qualified driver (limit one per household) who completes the test drive, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to DeKalb Music Boosters, which supports band, choir and orchestra activities at the high school and middle schools in DeKalb School District 428. In 2012, Music Boosters helped fund student travel to competitions and events such as the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, the ICHSA A Cappella Championships and the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, both in New York City, and the Six Flags Music in the Parks events. The group also provides scholarships for students to further their music studies.

Montessori open house on Thursday DeKalb Montessori House of Learning will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church, 302 Fisk Ave., DeKalb. Learn about preschool and kindergarten programs and summer programming. Enrollment is currently open. For more information, call 847-812-3653

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Sylvan education session offers sharing of ideas

Veronica Behrens, a 2011 Sycamore High School graduate, will be among the students

Beginning Friday Sylvan Learning of Sycamore will host a session for parents to openly

discuss education topics and share their experiences, frustrations and successes. The session is intended to allow a free exchange of education ideas and solutions that parents can use in their own situations with their children. Sylvan Learning of Sycamore owner Wendy Kunz invites parents to attend this free, monthly session, to be held the first Friday of each month. Her hope is that parents can learn new skills and tactics to help their children build confidence, become excited about education and discover what challenges other parents have faced and how they overcame them. This Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s session will begin at 10 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. The session is open to the public and parents of children ages 4 to 18 are invited to attend. Sylvan Learning of Sycamore is located at 1715 DeKalb Ave., Suite 101A. Wendy Kunz can be reached at wendykunz@sylvan3231.com or 815-899-8909.

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Jane Wolf, assistant director at Indian Valley Vocational Center, has received the 2013 IACTE Career Guidance Award for her work helping students. The award was presented at the Illinois Association of Career and Technical Educators conference held in Bloomington on Feb. 21. IACTE is the state affiliate of the national ACTE organization that helps promote quality career and technical education. A portion of Wolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination packet included letters of recommendation from many of her guidance colleagues from IVVCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-op high schools as well as a listing of her accomplishments throughout her career.

Sycamore musicians selected for conference Sycamore High School band and choir students recently participated in the 2013 Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference. Participants are selected from lists submitted by music directors from all 12 conference schools. Selected students rehearsed all day with guest conductors and performed a concert in the evening. The choir festival was cancelled due to inclement weather. Students selected for the freshman/sophomore ensemble were Sophia Andaloussi, Mary Flaherty, Sarah Houdek, Colin Koneczky, Drew Moulton, Molly Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil and Claire Schroeder. Students selected for the junior/senior ensemble were Travis Burns, Emily Flower, Britany Garcia, Paige Harrington, Dustin King, Ian Lovell, Victoria Smith, Kayla Webb and Shawn Wolf. The band festival took place at Morris High School on March 12. Students selected for the freshman/sophomore ensemble were Alyssa Maillefer, flute; Emma Olson, oboe; Rachel Hecht, bassoon; Emily Egerman, clarinet; Gracia Watson, alto sax; Ben Van Wienen, trumpet; Jordyn Shultz, French horn; Andrew Selig, French horn; and Matthew Johnson, trombone. Students selected for the junior/senior ensemble were Ashlyn Gardner, flute; Sara Diemer, flute; Hannah Larks, clarinet; Michael Ekstrom, clarinet; Taylor Brady, alto sax; Casey Bunge, trombone; Jessica Howland, trombone; Alex Taylor, trombone; and Dan Hancock, tuba.

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Woman’s breasts no big deal to boyfriend Dear Abby: Before we met, my girlfriend got large breast implants. I think they’re a terrible turn-off, but I don’t know how to tell her. Should I try to overlook this because I love her, or can I tell her the truth about why our love life is sometimes not so hot? I have known her long enough that the next step is marriage – or nothing. She walks around the house bare-chested and obviously thinks I find her breasts a big turn-on. I have faked it for five years. What should I do? – Not That Excited in Colorado Dear Not That Excited: Your letter is a lesson about the danger of “faking it.” Level with your girlfriend, but without using the words “terrible” and “turn-off.” Tell her

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips you love her, but while many men find large breasts to be a turn-on, you actually prefer smaller ones – to the degree that it sometimes affects your sexual performance. Explain that if she thinks her breasts are what have kept you interested, it’s not the case. At some point, one or more of her implants may need to be replaced, and she might opt for smaller ones. Dear Abby: I moved to Australia 10 years ago. It has been a fantastic adventure, but I feel drawn home. Complicating things is the fact that I have a same-sex Australian

partner. Because gay marriage is not federally recognized in the United States, he has no possibility of legally emigrating there. His skills are not sufficient. To move back to the U.S. would destroy my home, which is a happy one. On the other hand, I come from a large, close family and my parents are entering their 70s. I miss my family and my culture every day, and feel torn between my family in the U.S. and my partner in Australia. I have felt this way for a few years. I feel unable to settle down and start living or feel comfortable in my life until I work this out. The thought of not being around my family in the long term is unbearable. The thought of leaving my partner is equally

painful. I have tried in vain to find an answer and feel overwhelmed. Help! – TransPacific Reader Dear Trans-Pacific: I don’t know your financial situation, but why must this be an “either/or” situation? You’re happily settled in a beautiful country and enjoying a loving relationship. I assume you also have a well-paying job. Your dilemma might be solved by visiting your parents more often, particularly since their health is still good. If that changes, you could return to the U.S. for a more extended period. Until the laws in the U.S. regarding same-sex marriage change, that’s what you will have to do unless you’re willing to sacrifice your relationship. Dear Abby: Is it proper to tip

your tattoo artist or piercer? They provide a service, just as a hairdresser would. I have never seen this addressed before. Your input would be helpful. – Curious in Upstate New York Dear Curious: Tattoos and piercings are considered works of art, and it’s not unusual for a customer to present the artist with a gratuity commensurate with the degree of satisfaction the person feels with the results, the time it took to create it and the intricacy of the design. In lieu of money, sometimes gifts such as art books, spiritual artifacts or jewelry are given to the artist.

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

Tai chi creates framework for integrated living Dear Dr. K: I have heard that tai chi can have a profound impact on the body and mind. What gives this exercise so much power? Dear Reader: Tai chi is a Chinese martial art made up of a series of graceful movements, one transitioning smoothly into the next. Tai chi is said to be good for both body and mind; in fact, it’s been called “meditation in motion.” My Harvard Medical School colleague Dr. Peter Wayne, with Mark Fuerst, has written an informative new book about tai chi called “The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.” (You can learn more about this book at AskDoctorK.com.) Dr. Wayne discusses the

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff “Eight Active Ingredients” of tai chi. He explains how, individually and in concert, they influence the body and mind. These active ingredients are: • Awareness. The slow, deliberate movements and attention to breath, body positions and sensations foster intense self-awareness. This is a prerequisite to all other ingredients of tai chi. Emphasis on moment-to-moment awareness promotes mindfulness and improved focus. • Intention. Imagery and visualization contribute to

the healing and physiological effects of tai chi; they involve creating a calming mental image of a very peaceful place (like a quiet seashore or snowfall in a forest). • Structural integration. Viewing the body as a whole, instead of as a collection of independent parts, underlies tai chi’s healing effect. For example, you’re aware that your right hand is reaching forward and then turning sideways, but you see the arm as just one part of your body, working in concert with your body as a whole. • Active relaxation. Tai chi’s circular, flowing motion helps shift the body and mind into deeper levels of relaxation. Many exercises,

and especially many other martial arts, involve great self-awareness and focus, but are not relaxed. • Strengthening and flexibility. Tai chi has an aerobic component. The integrated movements improve balance. The slowness of the movements, and the weightbearing required to perform them, increases lower body strength and promotes strong bones. Slow, continuous, relaxed and repetitive movement enhances flexibility. And in contrast to some other exercises, tai chi is very easy on your joints. • Natural, freer breathing. If you put a monitor on our chests during the day, you’d find that a lot of our breath-

ing is shallow and jerky. The long, slow breaths that are part of tai chi resemble the way we breathe when asleep and generate a sense of peace. • Social support. In ongoing tai chi classes, students develop a strong sense of community. Being part of a group has therapeutic value for many medical conditions. • Embodied spirituality. Tai chi creates a framework for living with a more holistic philosophy that integrates body, mind and spirit. If you’re interested in tai chi, you’ll find the book by Dr. Wayne to be an excellent guide.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Everyone has their own personal way of grieving Dr. Wallace: One of our school’s popular student athletes was killed when the car he was driving missed a curve and ran into a tree. He was killed instantly. The highway patrol reported that excessive speed caused the collision. Our entire school, including our teachers and administrators, are in shock. It’s hard to conceive that a happy, healthy teen can be gone in the “blinking of an eye.” I knew this fellow well. I dated him several times, but we were not considered to be a serious couple. His death troubled me so severely that I could not attend his funeral. Most of my

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace good friends did and wanted to know why I wasn’t there to pay my last respects. I explained my reasons for not attending his funeral, but now I’m starting to feel guilty for not going. Please give me your thoughts on my serious dilemma. – Nameless, Toronto, Ontario Nameless: Grieving is very personal. You have no reason to feel guilty because you did not attend the funeral. It would be thoughtful to send

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Endeavors that you share with friends in the year ahead will be successful, as long as you allow everyone to do his or her part. It should be a fun and profitable ride. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You are always desirous of acknowledgement, but you could crave it more than usual today. If you don’t get it, don’t make a big deal about it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Even though you’ll take most of your involvements seriously, you’ll still be philosophical about their outcomes. This attitude will help you handle whatever occurs with grace and aplomb. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – One of your greater satisfactions will come from working with another on something of mutual importance. Enjoy the productive relationship. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It is advisable to get your mate’s opinion before making a major decision. They may have ideas that surprise you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Don’t think that you won’t feel guilty if you fail to use your time productively. Get rid of your excuses and do the right thing from the get-go. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Business and pleasure can make a compatible mix, provided you have respect for both and split your time between the two as circumstances dictate. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – The possibility for doing what you set out to is very strong, provided you sustain your motivation. Keep your motivations in the forefront of your mind at all times. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – If you get into a situation that is too narrow or constricted, you could be extremely uncomfortable. Don’t allow others to put restrictions on your movement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – The best asset you possess is your ability to make the most of whatever you are dealing with. This is especially true with financial matters. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Treat your colleagues with respect, but don’t let them take over something that you’re already handling adeptly. You’ll find a way to set boundaries respectfully. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – If you have to work on something that requires deep concentration, do your best to find quiet surroundings. Noise, disruptions or interference will negatively affect your performance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Because your aspirations are likely to be more practical than most people’s, the possibilities for realizing your hopes are correspondingly greater.

a card or note to his parents expressing how much their son meant to you. They will enjoy hearing from you. Dr. Wallace: Last school year, I failed a history class, and I decided to take a history class in summer school so I could be eligible to play baseball this spring. I’m considered to be a good pitcher. I don’t smoke, but during a break in summer school, a teacher walked into the bathroom and caught me taking a puff of a cigarette just to see what it felt like. It wasn’t even my cigarette. I was holding the cigarette for another student who was using the bathroom. I was

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suspended for one day, and I didn’t complain. Now I’m complaining. The rule on smoking is that if you are suspended from school for smoking, you are ineligible to participate in sports for a year. I have been told by our baseball coach that I am ineligible to participate this year because I broke the smoking rule. Since summer school attendance is not mandatory in attendance, I think that I should be permitted to play baseball this year. My dad thinks an attorney could help my school change its mind. Since you are a former high school administrator,

you should know if an attorney could help. Please tell me what you think. – Nameless, Newark, N.J. Nameless: Tell Dad to never mind hiring an attorney and to just save his money. You were caught and suspended from school for smoking, and it doesn’t matter if it was in summer school or if the cigarette was yours. You broke the smoking rule, and it cost you dearly. Continue to practice and work out whenever you can so you can join the high school baseball team next year.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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Variation on known theme Gene Mora, who writes the “Graffiti” cartoon, used this line: “If at first you do succeed, try not to look surprised.” If you work out the right line of play in this deal, try not to look surprised! What would you do in three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest spade? Do not be concerned about a low doubleton when opening one no-trump. Here, if you open one club, your partner will respond one diamond. What would you do then? You would have no accurately descriptive rebid. You start with seven top tricks: one spade (because of the opening lead), two hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. You must establish two more club winners to get home. First, though, what do you do at trick one? With honor-doubleton on the board, put up the honor; here, the king. (If it were queen-doubleton on the board and king-third in your hand, you would play the queen.) If East plays low, work hard to keep him off the lead, so that he cannot push a spade through your queen. Here, though, East takes the king with his ace and returns the 10. You duck and win the third spade. Now you must not let West win a trick, because he would then cash two spade tricks to defeat you. It is time for an avoidance play. Lead a diamond to dummy’s king and call for a club. When East plays the queen, let him take the trick. And when West follows suit, you are home. If instead East plays a lower club, take the trick and cash the other high honor, hoping that West did not start with queen-third.


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G-K students compete for scholarship votes GENOA – Twenty-six Genoa-Kingston High School seniors have thrown their hats into the ring, seeking votes to capture the $1,000 scholarship offered by Genoa Main Street Inc. The scholarship is funded through donations from 17 Genoa busiWhere to vote nesses. • Assured Appliance The scholarship program • Awe Insurance is designed Agency to encourage • Book of Numbers local residents • Corner Grill on Main to shop and • Cutters & Co. Family conduct busiHair Care ness in Genoa • Embroidery Sew while assisting graduating seInto It niors with the • Genoa Cafe cost of higher • Heartland Bank and education. The Trust Co. scholarship • J’Studio/Zumba is named in Fitness memory of • Kingston Mutual Main Street volunteer Char Insurance Miller. This • Pete’s Castle/Marais the seventh thon year it has • Poppy Seed Primibeen offered. tives The winner • Speciality Gifts of the scholar• State Farm Insurship is chosen by popular ance/Jack Godde vote. Votes can • Victoria’s Crossing be cast at any one of 15 local polling places. Shoppers vote by making purchases at participating businesses; in general, each dollar spent equals one vote. Posters with the applicants’ names, photos and other information are posted at

Scholarship candidates

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Brenda Jarog, owner of Speciality Gifts in Genoa, surveys the poster of students vying for the Char Miller scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to the senior who receives the most votes. participating businesses. The polls are now open, and will close at noon May 15. The scholarship winner will be announced at Genoa-Kingston High School graduation ceremonies that evening. Shoppers can vote for the candidate they would like to see receive the scholarship each time they make a purchase at a participating business. There is a maximum of 200 votes per transaction. Individuals and families who donate to

Genoa Main Street Inc. will receive five votes for each dollar donated. In addition, every two hours of volunteer time donated to Genoa Main Street activities will count as 100 votes. The time may be donated by the applicant or anyone else in their name. The volunteer activity must occur before the end of the voting period. For more information, visit the Genoa Main Street Inc. office at 327 W. Main St., call 815-784-6961, or visit www.genoamainstreet.com.

• Lane Bankson, College of Redwoods, biology/business • Logan Bankson, Illinois State University, construction management • Melissa Baus, Kishwaukee College, general education • Tim Benvenuti, University of Iowa, health and wellness • Morgan Bollech, Northern Illinois University, biochemistry • Alaina Chester, undecided, music Danielle Engel, Parkland College, biological sciences • Jessica Farace, Kishwaukee College, undecided • Samantha Fisher, Columbia College Chicago, acting • Katie Gahlbeck, Drake University, pre-pharmacy • Erica Guzy, undecided, veterinary medicine/biology • Charlie Koeppen, Kishwaukee College, horticulture • Max Kruse, University of Illinois, accounting • Renae Kurpius, University of Iowa, chemical engineering • Zane LaCasse, University of Chicago, microbiology/ education • Mason Lucca, Northern Illinois University, nursing • Danielle Neisendorf, Black Hawk East College, premedicine • Andrea Ortega, Kishwaukee College, pharmacy • Ben Rabe, North Central College, exercise science • Carly Ruehl, Indiana State University, nursing • Shannon Schumacher, Southern Illinois University, radiology • Cal Thompson, Rock Valley College, fire science/paramedic • Haleigh Thrun, Rockford Career College, veterinary technician • Eric Tucker, Illinois State University, business administration • Ixtel Viramontes, Aurora University/Elmhurst College, bilingual special education • Emily Wakeley, Lewis University, clinical laboratory science

Kishwaukee College SkillsUSA students qualify for state The Kishwaukee College chapter of SkillsUSA will send nine students to the state competition in Springfield on April 11 to 13. The SkillsUSA competition begins in February each year with a written exam in the students’ chosen fields. Students who meet the strict qualifying standards are then eligible to compete at the state level. The first place finishers at state then move on to a one-week national competition held annually in Kansas City, Mo., in June. The following Kishwaukee

College students will be going to Springfield. They are listed under the program they will be competing in and their ranking after taking the written exam. Competing in the state competition are – Automotive Refinishing: Colton Tomisek, first; Matt Devine, second; Matt Falco, third; Omar Torres, fifth; and Jacob Hengels, seventh; Criminal Justice: Peter Rocush and Suzanna Herrmann, first (tie) and Melody Boyle, fourth; Collision Repair Technology: Matt Devine and David Montero, second (tie) and Colton Tomisek, fifth.

The students will be accompanied by Greg Brink, Kishwaukee College SkillsUSA chapter faculty adviser. Brink, an instructor in Collision Repair Technology at KC and master-certified through National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in his own field, has been involved with SkillsUSA for six years at the college. Under Brink’s guidance, the Kishwaukee College SkillsUSA chapter has been growing and has been steadily making a mark in state and national competitions. This year, the

Kishwaukee chapter has members from across many programs offered by the college: Collision Repair Tech, Diesel Power Tech, Automotive Tech, Welding, Criminal Justice, Computer-Aided Design, pre-nursing, Office Systems, and Computer Information Sciences. SkillsUSA competitions provide a way for students to showcase their skills and their schools’ programs. The national organization focuses on making students “workplace ready.” By the time students earn their way to Kansas City, they

are already in the top 2 percent of young professionals in their fields. The students spend the week networking with representatives from large corporations, which are on the lookout for the most promising talent, and who donate awards and prizes for the privilege of attending the national SkillsUSA competition. For more information on SkillsUSA, visit www.skillsusa.org. For more information on the KC SkillsUSA chapter, contact Greg Brink at gregory.brink@kishwaukeecollege. edu or at 815-825-2086, ext. 3280.

Cut out these shapes and assemble them to reveal the answer to this riddle:

© 2013 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 29, No. 16

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Chevron and the United States Golf Association (USGA) are bringing science to life by showing how STEM studies play a big role in the game of golf. This page is the second in a series of special Kid Scoop pages created through this partnership.

USGA rules say that a golf ball can weigh no more than 1.62 oz (45.93 grams), and have a diameter no less than 1.680 in (42.67 mm).

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Golf balls can’t go any farther than 317 yards (289.9m) when hit at 120 mph by the USGA’s test robot, and they have to go the same distance no matter how you line them up.

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The USGA Test Center uses a robot golfer to test more than 30,000 golf balls each year!

Through the years, players discovered that golf balls with Those dings and dents flew farther. d bumps and dents reduce win resistance causing balls to travel farther.

1618: A new type of ball was created by stuffing a wet leather pouch with goose feathers. As the leather and feathers dried, the leather shrunk and the feathers expanded to create a hard, compact ball.

1848: The Rev. Dr. Robert Adams discovered he could make a hard ball from the sap of the Gutta-percha tree. The rubber-like ball became known as a “gutty.” Players discovered that older, nicked and dented gutties flew farther than smoother, new ones. The “Hand Hammered Gutta” ball was invented. A consistent pattern of dents was hammered over the ball surface.

1898: Coburn Haskell worked with the BF Goodrich Company to create a ball with a solid rubber core, wrapped with a high-tension rubber thread (like a long rubber band) and coated in a Gutta-percha cover.

TODAY: Modern golf balls have a threelayer design: a solid, bouncy rubber core, a plastic-like layer that is strong and stiff and a thin, dimpled outer layer.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

STEM Zone content on this page is provided through a partnership with Chevron and the USGA.

DIAMETER ROBOT DIMPLED USGA WEIGH RUBBER LAYER GUTTY SMOOTH GOLF COVER DENTS DRIED CORE WET

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. R G W R E Y A L D U D O R E U G U T C S R H O E T B H D O G I T B C T G B B V U E O O V I E O E E T D O T E R W M L R T E M W O U S G A F Y N S C D E L P M I D B N S T N E D W E D Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

You Make the Test Select an ad for a product from the newspaper. Think about the “engineering” that might have been part of the product’s design. What kinds of experiments may have been conducted to test this product? Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

1. A smooth golf ball travels farther than one with nicks and dents. TRUE

2. A “gutty” is a 3. Golf balls used in pro nickname for a golf tournaments today ball made of tree sap. have multiple layers.

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STEM Connection: Imagine if you could buy a rocket-propelled golf ball. This would allow a player to get a better score even with poor golf skills. Technology would eliminate the need for a player to develop skill, which would take the fun out of golf!

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4. Early golfers handcarved their own golf balls. TRUE

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5. Feather-stuffed golf balls travel farther than rubber ones. TRUE

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Look through the sports section for photos of equipment – helmets, cleats, clubs, etc. Cut out one example and write a brief summary about the object’s purpose and importance to the game. Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

Why do golf balls have dimples? Write your explanation and discuss it with your teacher.

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Engineering is man’s application of scientific and mathematical knowledge to build nearly everything we see around us. Computers, buildings, bridges, ships, planes and – YES – even the equipment used in the game of golf all were designed using engineering.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 “Peanut and Pride!” Photo by: Kevin R.

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Friday, April 5, 9am – 6pm with Bake Sale

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BOOKKEEPER – PT 10 hrs. per week. Flexible schedule. Please mail resume to:

First Baptist Church Attn: Finance Chair 349 S. 3rd Street DeKalb, IL. 60115

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Paint Brushes. NEW! $2/ea. 3 for $5. 630-365-5888 SHOWER DOORS (USED) from 44 inch wide shower stall. Chrome trim, opaque glass, good condition. Complete with track and screws. Doors are approx. 65” tall including track. Each door approx. 22.5” wide. $25 obo. 815-895-7486.

TV - 27 inch Sanyo Television $25 815-217-4867 TV - 42” Dynex High Definition Compatible Television - $200. 815-217-4867

NEW 650-16 F-2 TIRES & TUBES Brand New 650-16 F-2 Farm tires and tubes $210 for the pair. All brand new. www.gearworkstire.com 815-895-0244 TIRES W/TUBES CUB 8.3-24 R-! New 8 ply R-1 tires and tubes $385 pr. New! All other sizes of farm tires available! Call for pricing. Gearworkstire.com 815-895-0244

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Kane County Fairgrounds APRIL 3 & 4 WED. & THURS. 8-4 Food Available Admission $5.00 Sale Booths Available 630-881-4176

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2325 N. First St CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE April 4-6 9AM to 4PM. Doors open daily at 9. $5 bag sales starts noon on Saturday. Glad Tidings is hosting a rummage sale benefiting Underground Youth Group supporting missionaries worldwide. Clothing, furniture, toys, games, housewares, books, DVDs.

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KIRKLAND UPPER 2 BEDROOM No pets or smoking. $550/mo + deposit & utilities. 815-761-5574~779-774-3042

Malta: quiet, upper 2BR, appl., laundry, A/C, extra storage, NO PETS 815-751-0480

Cortland: 2BR, 2BA, condo, all appliances, A/C, carport, quiet building, Townsend Management 815-787-7368

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 Summit Enclave 2BR Condo Includes all appl, 2 car garage. No pets/smkg, $975/mo + sec. Available May 1st. 815-501-1378 SYCAMORE LARGE TOWNHOME Must-see 4BR/2BA townhome. End unit faces pool & park in Woodgate neighborhood. $1350. Remodeled interior with a lot of space & attached garage. 815-761-6535 (Casey). SYCAMORE McClaren Manor. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, balcony, fireplace, garage. $1200 mo. 815-751-2189.

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

DeKalb ~ 206 Gurler St. Newer large 2BR, 1.5BA, appl, c/a. Basement, W/D, patio, 1 car gar. $900 + util, 1st, last sec, no pets. 1 year lease. 815-758-8335 Sycamore – 2 Bed, Full Bsmnt, C/A, appliances & W/D. $845 / mo. + sec. No pets. No smoking. 815-895-6747 or 815-739-8291

4500 SQ FT. FAMILY HOME Kirkland: 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath. Perfect for large family. Close to NIU, Dekalb, Sycamore, Rockford. Minutes to I-90, I-39, Rte 72. Wood floors, new carpet and beautifully decorated throughout. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, walk-in closet, large soaker tub. 2nd Floor library/rec room with 3 BR and 1 Full bath. Central Vac and Speakers throughout. Finished basement with TV Room, Office, rec room, 2 BR and 1 full bath. Walk-out basement patio with, 30x15 wood deck off dining area. Huge kitchen with double oven, mega cabinet space and skylights. Backyard storage building. Cedar fenced yard. $1850/mo + Util. Pets negotiable. Avail 5/1. Call: 847-6839559 DEKALB - 3 bdrm, 3 bath 1700 sq ft - MB has WP tub. W/D on main floor, AC, full UF basement. 2 car garage. Very nice.1 blk from golf course & close to I-88. $1100/mo 1st/last/sec. 815-758-1498

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DEKALB 3BR, FR, DR, DEN Updated kitchen, W/D hook-up. Basement, garage, no pets/smoke. $895. 815-762-4730 DeKalb. Cozy cottage. Rustic knotty pine. Frplc. 1BR, 1BA. $450/mo +dep. Also, 300SF storage & 3 season area. New carpet, paint. Pay gas & electric. Small pets ok. Avail 4/15 or 5/1. 815-739-3740

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Dekalb: 3BR, 1BA, newly remodeled ranch, all appl, bsmnt, 1.5 attch. gar $1150/mo. +sec dep. 815-751-2650

Millington ~ 102 S. Grant St. 3BR, full basement, appliances incl. Newly painted in/out. Avail now. $900 + sec. 815-695-5216 Sycamore - 3 Bedroom 2 Full Baths, 2.5garage hardwood floors, fenced yard. $1200 mo 815-757-9488 SYCAMORE 5BR 2BA house on 2 acres,1.5 car gar. Brand new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring 1,400 a month plus dep or 1,700 a month w/ 28x48 shop. Call Matt Hoffman of Hoffman Realty 815-501-3351 mhoffmanrealty@yahoo.com

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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 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 20, 27 & April 3, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN To the legal voters of Malta Township, in the County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, that the Annual Township Meeting of said Township will take place on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at the hour of 7:00 o'clock P.M. at the Malta Fire Station 307 E Jefferson St, Malta, IL. For the transaction of the miscellaneous business of the said township; and after a Moderator having been elected, will proceed to hear and consider reports of officers, and decide on such measures as may, in pursuance of law, come before the meeting. Dated March 28, 2013 Sherri Barber Township Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 3, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Hearing Tuesday, 16 April 2013 Malta Township Budget Malta Township Road & Bridge District Budget Notice is hereby given that the tentative Budget And Appropriation Ordinance for Malta Township and Malta Road & Bridge District, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, for the year beginning 1 April 2013 and ending 31 March 2014, will be held at the Malta Fire Station on Tuesday, 16 April 2013, beginning at 7:30 p.m., or following the Annual Township Meeting. The final hearing and action on these ordinances will be held the following month at the Malta Fire Station on Tuesday, 14 May 2013, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Regular business meetings of the Malta Township and Road and Bridge District will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, at the Malta Fire Station 307 E Jefferson St, Malta IL, for the 2013-2014 year. Dated this 28th day of March 2013 James Nelson Supervisor Sherri Barber Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 3, 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. The DeKalb County Legislative Center (Directly East of Courthouse) 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178

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

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1.5BA. Stove, fridge, D/W, C/A.

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

7 ft w/5 ft Lazy Susan, $100/obo. 815-784-9377 - Aft 7pm

BUNNY RABBIT COSTUME - 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

A/C, Garage, W/D, Hwd Floors. No Pets. 324 W. Roosevelt/DeKalb 331-575-2822

Sycamore Large Quiet Upper 1BR + study/nursery. Near downtown. $785/mo incl heat, water and garage. 815-739-6061

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

Will beat anyone's price by $300.

Furniture, including Oak roll top desk; Coach items, clothing, vintage items, Pottery Barn home décor, fishing gear, Musky lures, Longaberger baskets, & much more!

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Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

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

Friday & Saturday 9am – 3pm

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DeKalb 1BR $540, 2BR $640

DeKalb Exc for Grad Students

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Pedestal: White Whirlpool 15.5" Duet Pedestal for either Washer or Dryer. Paid $250. Asking $100. Call 815-899-3330.

$650 1BDR + Study/BDR Sycamore E. State St. Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

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Bed frame: Solid oak 4 poster queen. Excellent condition. 200.00 or best offer. 815-751-1568 Leave message

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Nice, clean, 4 door, 6 cylinder, 62K miles, new brakes, tires, A/C, aluminum wheels. $6795. 815-758-8517

VINTAGE CLAWFOOT BATHTUB FOR SALE. Reconditioned, in very good condition. Asking price $395.00. Phone 815-895-5477, leave a message. VINTAGE CLAWFOOT BATHTUB. Has been reconditioned. In very good condition. Asking price $395.00. Call 815-895-5477, leave message.

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

AVAILABLE NOW!

2004 Pontiac Grand Am Boots: Western, men's size 9, brown, excellent condition, Made in the USA $100 815-895-5732

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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 Bed Lower Apt. in DeKalb. Appliances, Washer & Dryer, 2 car Garage. $650 mo + uttiilies &deposit. 1 yr lease. No pets 815-825-2374 Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com

Sycamore 2 Bedroom Home 650 sf, updated kitchen, incl W/D. Utilities paid by tenant, $725/mo. 630-443-9072 Do you have a News Tip or Story Idea? Call 815-756-4841 Daily Chronicle

Outstanding 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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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: CALLIE NICOLE MCNULTY FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on May 20, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Michelle Patellaro will file his/her petition requesting that his/her child's name be changed from CALLIE NICOLE MCNULTY to CALLIE NICOLE PATELLARO 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. Michelle Patellaro 432 W. Taylor St. DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: KATHERINE GALE WHITTENHALL FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on May 21, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Katherine Gale Whittenhall will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from KATHERINE GALE WHITTENHALL to KATHERINE GALE MOR-

RELL 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.

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Katherine Gale Whittenhall 809 Edgebrook Dr. Unit 31 DeKalb, Illinois 60115

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: PAUL VINCENT DELAGARZA FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on May 21, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Paul Vincent Delagarza will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from PAUL VINCENT DELAGARZA to PAUL VINCENT MORRELL 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. Paul Vincent Delagarza 809 Edgebrook Dr. Unit 31 DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

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ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 6, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as 156 BUILDING ACCT located at 150156 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

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Notice of Personal Property Sale Open Bid Auction Friday April 5, at 1:00 pm j & d mini storage 2111 East Lincoln Hwy/Rt 38 DeKalb, IL 60115 Ashley Pope James Sheehy JoAnn Lackey

Stamped, colored & exposed driveways, patios & walkways. Foundations for room additions. Custom built handrails as well as welding & fabrication. 815-562-9769

$536 $629 $486

28 Years Experience ✦ Custom Decks ✦ Wheelchair Ramps ✦ Swimming Pools ✦ Power Washing & Staining ✦ Stairs/Teardowns

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815-393-3514

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Sign-up starts at 12:30 pm outside unit H22. Driver's license or state ID required at time of sign-up.

CAMPBELL'S PAINTING

TERMS: All items must be paid in full by end of auction with CASH or CERTIFIED CHECK with driver's license or State ID. All items must be removed by end of business day Saturday April 6th. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. Must be 18 yrs old or older. A $50.00 deposit is due at time of sale and refundable after unit is completely cleaned out.

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