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Schmack defends plea agreement Deal a divisive end to Curl prosecution By JEFF ENGELHARDT jengelhardt@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – No eyewitnesses, no murder weapon, no time of death and no cause of death meant no sure-fire conviction as far as DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack was concerned. An hour after William “Billy” Curl accepted a plea agreement that will keep him in prison until 2047 for the murder and rape of Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller, Schmack defended his criticized decision to pass on a trial

that could have resulted in a 60-year sentence. “[Prosecutors] also had to consider the gross injustice of a potential verdict of not guilty and the unimaginable pain that would have meant for [Keller’s] loved ones,” Schmack said. “Some may be able William to put that risk out “Billy” Curl of their thoughts, but prosecutors cannot.” Schmack pointed to high-profile, televised murder trials involving

More online Go to Daily-Chronicle.com to watch video from Wednesday’s plea agreement. O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony that resulted in surprising not-guilty verdicts. As state’s attorney, he said it was his first responsibility to protect the public from the future criminal threat Curl posed.

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DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack speaks to members of the media Wednesday at the DeKalb County Legislative Center in Sycamore following the plea agreement of William Curl.

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Jacobson will address issues, plan for future By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com

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The newly appointed president of Northern Illinois University, Douglas Baker (center), speaks with community members and local officials during a municipal meet and greet Wednesday at DeKalb City Hall.

Community officials greet newly-announced leader at DeKalb City Hall By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb and Sycamore officials welcomed Douglas Baker, the incoming president of Northern Illinois University, with open arms at a ceremony Wednesday. Baker was unanimously selected Tuesday by the NIU Board of Trustees to succeed John Peters as NIU president. He is currently an executive vice president at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen said

he felt a connection with Baker when he interviewed him as part of a community panel last month. “He has the ability to connect with individuals and people that he meets with,” Povlsen said. “There’s a sincerity, a genuineness, that’s as impressive as the experience he brings with him.” Baker told the assembled leaders Wednesday that it’s impossible to move the region forward without a strong sense of community. His audience at DeKalb City Hall included local government officials, and candidates for elected office.

More online Go to Daily-Chronicle. com to watch a video of NIU president Douglas Baker greeting officials. During his time at Idaho, Baker said he has had regular meetings with community leaders. “If we have a divisive community or culture, and we’re not heading the same direction, or we’re not having ... good conversations around hard things, that’s

not good,” Baker said. “We need to build that sense of trust and respect ... and there are a variety of ways to do it.” Sycamore City Manager Brian Gregory said he hoped to keep building the relationship between NIU, DeKalb and Sycamore. Gregory noted that Sycamore is home to many NIU teachers, staff members, and alumni. “We’ll see where there are opportunities for partnerships,” Gregory said. “I’m confident with the vision he’s laid out, his administration will welcome that.”

DeKALB – David Jacobson has had a lot of eye-opening experiences since coming to DeKalb to study special education at Northern Illinois University. He inadvertently became a landlord at the age of 19. He took over the business side of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, when, as he said, it was near collapse. When the fraternity moved to its current location at 900 Greenbrier Road, he had to learn basic contracting work including painting and plastering. Jacobson compared the city of DeKalb to his fraternity

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these women-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. Sycamore History Museum Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Noon to 1 p.m. at Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. Free local history presentation, coffee and cookies are offered to the public; donations are welcome. Contact Michelle Donahoe at Sychist@ tbc.net or 815-895-5762. www. sycamorehistory.org. Stroke Support Group: 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the NIU Speech Language Hearing Clinic, at Bethany and Route 23 in the former Monsanto building. For patients, their families and other interested individuals. Contact Lilli Bishop at lbishop@ niu.edu. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Courage, Attitude, Resources & Encouragement Support Group – CARE: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Health Care, 2727 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. CARE is for patients with cancer or other serious illness and for family members. www. kishhospital.org. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W/ Garfield St., 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighin, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Neighbors’ House, Fifth and Pine streets, DeKalb. Free help for DeKalb fourth- to 12th-graders; neighborshouse@tbc.net or 815787-0600. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-8952020. DeKalb County Marines Corps League, officers, detachment and auxiliary: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. For information, contact Peter May at sneakypete2@hotmail.com or 815-761-7732, or call 815-756-6625. www.dekalbcountymarines.com. Mourning After: 7 p.m. at Great Lakes Leadership Center, 526 N. Main St., Elburn, for young widows/ widowers, and young adults who have lost their partner to death. Call Conley Outreach at 630-3652880 for directions and monthly topics. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts such as P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580 for more information. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org.

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Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. Prosecutors: Curl to accept 37-year prison sentence 2. GOP Sen. Kirk announces support for gay marriage 3. Done deal: Curl sentenced to 37 years in Keller murder

1. Done deal: Curl sentenced to 37 years in Keller murder 2. Prosecutors: Curl to accept 37-year prison sentence 3. NIU’s new president focused on students

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Do you plan to vote in the local election April 9? • Yes • No • Already voted • Not sure

Making structural changes: 37 percent Other: 27 percent Attracting donors: 21 percent Increasing enrollment: 15 percent Total votes: 193

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N. Korea: Forces cleared for nuke attack The ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea – Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early today that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear” weapons. The Pentagon, meanwhile, said in Washington that it will deploy a missile defense system to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam to strengthen regional protection against a possible attack from North Korea. The defense secretary said the U.S. was seeking to defuse the situation. Despite the rhetoric, analysts said they do not expect a nuclear attack by North Korea, which knows the move could trigger a destructive, suicidal war that no one in the region wants. The strident warning from Pyongyang is latest in a series of escalating threats from North Korea, which has railed for weeks against joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises taking place in South Korea and has expressed anger over tightened sanctions for a February nuclear test. Following through on one threat Wednesday, North Korean border authorities refused to allow entry to South Koreans who manage jointly run factories in the North Korean city of Kaesong.

Washington calls the military drills, which this time have incorporated fighter jets and nuclear-capable stealth bombers, routine annual exercises between the allies. Pyongyang calls them rehearsals for a northward invasion. The foes fought on opposite sides of the three-year Korean War, which ended in a truce in 1953. The divided Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war six decades later, and Washington keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect its ally. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington was doing all it can to defuse the situation, echoing comments a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry. “Some of the actions they’ve taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests, certainly of our allies, starting with South Korea and Japan and also the threats that the North Koreans have leveled directly at the United States regarding our base in Guam, threatened Hawaii, threatened the West Coast of the United States,” Hagel said Wednesday. In Pyongyang, the military statement said North Korean troops had been authorized to counter U.S. “aggression” with “powerful practical military counteractions,” including nuclear weapons. “We formally inform the White

House and Pentagon that the ever-escalating U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel and people and cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” an unnamed spokesman from the General Bureau of the Korean People’s Army said in a statement carried by state media, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “The U.S. had better ponder over the prevailing grave situation.” However, North Korea’s nuclear strike capabilities remain unclear. Pyongyang is believed to be working toward building an atomic bomb small enough to mount on a long-range missile. Long-range rocket launches designed to send satellites into space in 2009 and 2012 were widely considered covert tests of missile technology, and North Korea has conducted three underground nuclear tests, most recently in February. “I don’t believe North Korea has the capacity to attack the United States with nuclear weapons mounted on missiles, and won’t for many years. Its ability to target and strike South Korea is also very limited,” nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, said this week.

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• JACOBSON Continued from page A1 at the time – an organization so consumed with the day-today that it has no clear longterm vision. “If you’re too busy treading water, you’re not busy learning enough how to swim,” Jacobson said. He said he wants to begin planning for the future comprehensively, and to see the DeKalb City Council actually solve its issues with crime and public safety. The 1st Ward alderman has not minced words in his criticisms of city government since he was elected to the City Council in 2011. DeKalb has lost its way, and as mayor, Jacobson said he could fix that. “Right now, DeKalb has lots of different challenges,” Jacobson said. “Some of those challenges have been created or exacerbated by a lack of leadership in our city, whether it’s our elected officials or within our staff.” Jacobson said he is willing to put in the time, energy and commitment to fix the city’s problems, something he doesn’t think his competitors – John Rey, Mike Verbic and Jennifer Groce – can do. “The only way to get things done right is to do them yourself,” Jacobson said. Unlike his competitors, Jacobson said he symbolically represents many people in the city. He described himself as an advocate for NIU students, businesses, property owners, and residents. Jacobson said city leaders have made short sighted decisions that created DeKalb’s financial issues. In 2010, the city only had $21,869 in its general fund; in 2013, it is projecting to have $5 million. “A lot of council members are quick to pat themselves on the back, that we’ve fixed those issues,” Jacobson said. “Some of the same people who are patting themselves

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Mayoral candidate David Jacobson laughs while talking to attendee George Stratton of DeKalb during a fundraiser held Friday at the Best Western DeKalb Inn & Suites. on the back are the same people who got us into that situation in the first place.” The mismanagement has extended to the city’s tax increment financing accounts, Jacobson said. TIF is a special tax mechanism local governments use to try to spur redevelopment in blighted areas. Jacobson has been a vocal critic of proposals for using TIF funds. He takes a narrow view of how TIF money should be spent – to bring businesses to blighted areas. “For me, all of those investments have to be investments,” Jacobson said. “I want to see some legitimate return on those investments. I want to see how those jobs are going to be created.” Tax increment financing – which freezes property taxes in an area at a base level and redirects all increases in revenue to a special city-controlled account – can be used on existing public buildings. TIF funds have gone toward the Egyptian Theatre and the DeKalb Public Library. Jacobson says he plans to re-develop the former DeKalb Clinic building at 217 Franklin St. with no economic incentives. Jacobson also is not a fan of the new housing bureau the City Council created to implement the new housing rules passed in 2012.

“ ‘Bureau’ implies bureaucracy,” Jacobson said. “It’s more red tape. It’s more layers of government. It’s more unnecessary management when it doesn’t need to exist.” Rather, the city should use its existing services – police, fire, and code enforcement – to implement those rules, Jacobson said. It could be an issue when the time comes to deliberate next year’s budget. Unlike the other mayoral candidates, Jacobson – a sitting alderman – will have a voice in the next city manager regardless of the election’s outcome. City Manager Mark Biernacki will retire in June, and Biernacki’s replacement will have high expectations. “He’s going to be asked to do a lot of things,” Jacobson said. “...We have done a very good job at finding staff that are not only jack-of-alltrades but are experts in multiple fields. That’s what the next city manager is going to have to bring.” Jacobson said he will take a hard line against the “criminal elements” in DeKalb, but he feels some crime concerns are more perception than reality. He said he lives in what some have called a bad neighborhood, but he’s never felt threatened there. “You lock your cars at

night, you lock your doors at night,” Jacobson said. “Would I like to have a community where you don’t have to do that? Sure, but that’s not the reality we live in right now.” Students and residents could do a better job policing their neighborhoods as well, instead of ignoring the problem, he said. “A big step we need ... is for some of those people to get involved and say ‘this isn’t right,’ ” Jacobson said. All of the mayoral candidates have some connection to NIU, but Jacobson has been critical of Groce and Verbic – who are full-time employees at the university. Despite their protests, Jacobson said their work at the university could cause a conflict. “There may come a time where the city’s interests have to be protected above other interests,” Jacobson said. “Can someone that plays on both sides make the right decisions to protect those interests? I don’t think it’s fair for the community to wonder.” Jacobson said he does not think his position as a landlord for an NIU fraternity would constitute a conflict of interest. He said he leases to fraternity alumni, who in turn lease to the fraternity chapter. “I’m as far removed from the university as possible. ... Business-wise that makes the most sense,” Jacobson said. He added that landlords in general have a big stake in the community, and he provides a voice and perspective. If there was a conflict, he said he would recuse himself.

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8NATION BRIEF Taliban attacks Afghan courthouse, leave 53 dead KABUL, Afghanistan – Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms launched a suicide attack and stormed a courthouse Wednesday in a failed bid to free Taliban inmates, killing at least 44 people, half of them shot in the basement. Nine attackers were killed. The attack – one of the deadliest in the more than 11-year-old war – began about 8:30 a.m. when nine men wearing suicide vests drove into the capital of Farah province in western Afghanistan, evading checkpoints by using army vehicles, according to the provincial police chief.

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D-425 candidates address communication at forum

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Durbin visits NIU’s military veterans By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com

By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com SHABBONA – Residents of Indian Creek School District 425 along with the candidates running for a position on the Board of Education met face to face Wednesday to discuss the biggest issues facing the district. The six candidates running for school board visited with parents, teachers and district residents at Indian Oaks Country Club in Shabbona. The Indian Creek Education Association hosted the meet and greet, during which the candidates had the opportunity to talk with residents individually. The issues addressed included the district’s need for more advanced technology, better communication with the community and transparency. Peter Senkowski, who is vying for one of the four open seats on the board, said the main reason he decided to run is because he wants to bring the community into the discussion. Right now it seems the board is dictating to the community, he said. Kelsy Hart, who also is seeking a position on the board for the first time, agreed the board needed to be more transparent. “Many people of the community have voiced concern about not being able to get in touch with the board,” she said. Hart said she did not agree with the board’s 8 a.m. Dec. 26 meeting, during which they approved a contract extension with a 6 percent raise and $15,000 retirement bonus for the district’s

District 425 candidate bios James Hicks Affiliation: Independent Age: 75 Town: Shabbona Education: Other, certificate of advanced studies – education Administration, NIU Career: Retired school administrator, Sandwich D-430 Marital Status: Married Peter Senkowski Affiliation: Independent Age: 36 Town: Shabbona Education: High school, DeKalb High School Career: Carpenter Marital Status: Married, Chandra Paul Delisio Affiliation: Republican Age: 53 Town: Waterman Education: Bachelor’s degree, agriculture, Western Illinois University Career: Law enforcement, DeKalb County Marital Status: Married

8STATE BRIEF Child advocacy groups back Quinn loophole plan CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to end three so-called loopholes in corporate taxes got its first blast of public input Wednesday, as business groups questioned whether it’s fair and could hurt job creation while child and citizen advocacy groups praised it as a way to help pay down Illinois’ gargantuan backlog of unpaid bills. The Illinois Senate Revenue Committee heard testimony Wednesday – the first of several planned hearings – on a plan Quinn first outlined in March to address the state’s woeful financial situation. It includes taxing the foreign dividends of multinational corporations, and in total would generate an estimated $445 million a year toward paying down the roughly $9 billion backlog. Human service providers said the slow payment of bills has seriously disrupted the work they do for the state.

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superintendent. But the board’s current vice president, Cheryl Palombo, who is seeking re-election, said she understands the community’s concern but defended the board’s decision to hold the meeting at that particular time. “For me, I wasn’t as alarmed because we were discussing it the meeting prior,” she said. Board President Vaughn Boehne echoed Palombo in that the board had held early morning meetings in the past, so it wasn’t uncommon for them to do so Dec. 26. Both Palombo and Boehne said they simply agreed on a time that would work for the most board members. “It wasn’t trying to hide anything,” Boehne said. If re-elected, Boehne said better technology was at the top of his list, while Palombo said she wants to improve the communication between the board and community, The candidates agreed the district is in decent shape with its balanced budget and surplus, and incumbent board member James Hicks said he would like to keep it that way. “I see no reason why that cannot happen,” he said. Candidate Paul Delisio said he would work to keep the level of education strong while being fiscally responsible. Delisio said he would like to give more opportunities to the students who will not be attending college after graduation. “I’d like to see what they could offer more in trades,” he said.

DeKALB – After being deployed to Iraq three times, Craig Gentman found adjusting to civilian life rather difficult. Northern Illinois University and its Military Student Services program helped him overcome that challenge through a network of military veteran students just like him. “When you join the military, you join a different culture,” he said. “[It] lives with you for the rest of your life.” Gentman and other NIU veteran students met with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Wednesday on campus to discuss the school’s nationally recognized military student services. Durbin praised NIU and other public universities for providing services such as housing, health care, counseling and job searching. Military Times ranked NIU as the 28th best school in the U.S for veterans. As a former Marine and president of NIU’s Veterans Club, Gentman said more than 900 veterans attend the university, which Durbin said was commendable. Durbin asked students what the Department of Defense could do better to assist young veterans who are discharged and want to earn a degree. “We want to focus federal dollars into educational investments that work,” he said. NIU graduate student and Marine veteran Nathan LaForte told Durbin that providing a smoother transition from the military to civilian life is an area in which the department could improve. After months of training and adjusting to a new mili-

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ABOVE: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., (left) talks with NIU students and military veterans Nathan LaForte and Charity Son (right) during his visit Wednesday to the NIU campus in DeKalb. LEFT: Durbin talks with NIU’s Acting Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Kelly Wesener during his visit .

tary lifestyle, LaForte said the military provides a week of briefing before service members re-enter civilian life, which can be overwhelming. “[You have to] stop becoming what you’ve been doing your whole adult life,” he said. “One week is not enough.” One issue Durbin discussed was the for-profit colleges that target veterans

aggressively and often offer worthless degrees, he said. Durbin said veteran students see the kind of for-profit schools that LaForte described as “high speed, low drag,” and are tempted to enroll using their GI Bill benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Durbin said many veteran students waste their GI

Bill benefits because they are misled by for-profit schools, some of which have one faculty member for every 500 students and more than 1,700 recruiters. Making veterans more aware of the for-profit schools is something the military needs to incorporate into the briefing process before the service member’s release from active duty, LaForte said. “There’s got to be someone there telling them about it,” he said.


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8OBITUARIES K. DAVID CUMMINGS Born: March 10, 1965, in DeKalb Died: April 2, 2013, in DeKalb

Police: Man bound, gagged two girls By JEFF ENGELHARDT

DeKALB – Kenneth David Cummings, 48, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at home, surrounded by the love of his family. David fought the long, hard fight with cancer, while still throwing out his funny one-liners to the end, and now rides the wings of his angels. Born March 10, 1965, in DeKalb, David was the son of Kenneth J. Cummings and Ardith R. (Myers) Cummings, later Hanson. He attended DeKalb schools. David loved the great outdoors and going to parks with his best friends and his best dog, Payton (that’s Sir Walter Payton, after his love of football, and don’t forget those Cubs). David was a very intelligent, artful, helpful young man and a handyman with just about anything. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth (Carol) Cummings, of Malta, and Ardith (David) Hanson, of DeKalb; siblings, Ron Cummings, Victoria (Tim) Shipman, Renee (Steve) Olsen, Julie Cummings and Stacie Nachman, all of DeKalb, and Tricia (Steve) Loftis, of Tennessee, David Hanson Jr., Susan (Greg) Fits and Annette (Kenneth) Monezz; many wonderful aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews, Jeremy, Alicia and Megan Burgos, Reece Shipman, Ashley (fiancé, Eric) Olsen, Grant Olsen, Travis (fiancée, Sarah) Cummings, Nicole and Mikey Rodriguez, Asylin and Nathan Nachman, and Carson, Blane and Brooklyn Loftis; great-nieces and great-nephews; and of course, his dog, Payton. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wallace and Grace Myers, of DeKalb, and William and Leonna Cummings, of Dubuque, Iowa; sister, T’essa Marie Cummings; aunts; uncles; and two cousins. The family extends a big thankyou to all for helping with the fight: all of his doctors, especially Dr. Memon; nurses and CNAs; the cancer center and hospice; family and friends. Wow, what a great job you did. The memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 Pine St., DeKalb, with Father Kenneth Anderson celebrating. Interment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, DeKalb. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the service. A gathering of friends and family will follow the interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the K. David Cummings Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.com.

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jengelhardt@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man accused of tying, gagging and photographing two young girls at his home remained in jail Wednesday on $300,000 bond. Robert D. Gahlbeck, 56, of the 1100 block of Golf Court in DeKalb, was charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of unlawful restraint after DeKalb police found photographs, rope and duct tape in his house during a search Tuesday. The kidnapping charges, which indicate Gahlbeck allegedly confined the girls without parental permission, are typically punishable by

as many as 7 years in prison. According to court documents, DeKalb police learned of the alleged offenses during a specialized interview with an 11-year-old girl at Children’s Advocacy Center on Tuesday. The girl told Robert D. authorities Gahlbeck she went with her friend to her friend’s stepgrandfather’s house. While the girls were there during the day March 26, Gahlbeck allegedly tied them up with rope and placed duct tape over their mouths. He

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Those with information about the incident should contact DeKalb police at 815-748-8400. then wrote the word “help” on the tape. Gahlbeck proceeded to hang the girls by their bound wrists from hooks on his bedroom ceiling before taking pictures of them. The girls were clothed in the photos, and police do not believe the photographs were posted online, DeKalb Police Cmdr. John Petragallo said. When police officers searched Gahlbeck’s house, they found the pictures, hooks, rope, tape and other

items, according to court records. Gahlbeck told officers he is mentally aroused by pictures of women tied up, records show. Gahlbeck, who is retired, was appointed a public defender. He is next due in court April 17. The investigation is continuing to determine whether there are more victims. Petragallo reminded the public that both the alleged victims knew the defendant and were visiting his home with permission. “It was not a random act,” Petragallo said. Those with information about the incident should contact DeKalb police at 815748-8400.

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8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

Mary E. Ludin, 22, of the 1100 block of 94th Avenue West in Rock Island was arrested Monday, April 1, on a domestic battery warrant. Tywan J. Frierson, 27, of the 1300 block of Pleasant Street in

resisting arrest.

DeKalb County Troy E. Stocker, 43, of the 400 block of Bush Street in DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, April 2, with aggravated battery and harassment by telephone.

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“Some of those cases would appear to be stronger than ours,” Schmack said. “The outcome was not assured.” The man who brought charges against Curl disagreed. Former DeKalb County State’s Attorney Clay Campbell attended Wednesday’s sentencing and said it was a sad end to an event that demanded greater justice. Campbell, who charged Curl for the October 2010 murder, said he was sorry he could not complete his commitment to the Keller family and noted their absence Wednesday was likely a sign of how they felt about the agreement. From bone fragments that tested positive for Keller’s DNA to the scratches on Curl’s chest, his multiple accounts of events and his attempt to flee to Mexico and Louisiana, Campbell said the evidence and timeline would have held up at trial. “It very likely would have been the longest trial in DeKalb County history,” he said. “I was 100 percent confident in the evidence.” Campbell said it is just as important for the state’s attorney to pursue justice to the maximum extent of the law for victims as it is to protect

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Former DeKalb County State’s Attorney Clay Campbell speaks to members of the media Wednesday outside the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore after the plea agreement of William Curl. the public. Keller’s family and supporters were not the only ones displeased with the agreement. Wednesday’s sentencing started with a plea from Moria Curl to her brother as she shouted for him to turn down the deal and fight for his freedom. “They’re railroading you!” she shouted to her brother as she was escorted from the courtroom. The reaction came as somewhat of a surprise to DeKalb County Public Defender Tom McCulloch, who said his client was at peace with his decision Wednesday morning. McCulloch said Curl maintains his innocence

in an Alford plea while having a chance at life outside of prison with his scheduled release date to come when he is 71 years old. In an Alford plea, the defendant maintains innocence but admits the evidence could convince a judge or a jury to find him guilty. “I think people make their own decisions when it comes time to fish or cut bait,” McCulloch said, adding he encouraged Curl to keep an open mind about a deal. “Everyone is looking for a guarantee in this world.” Curl must serve all of his 37-year sentence. He has been credited with almost 2 /2 years of time served since his October 2010 arrest.

Keller, an NIU student from Plainfield, was last seen Oct. 14, 2010, when she told friends she was going for a walk in Prairie Park. Her burned body was found in the park two days later. She was 18. NIU spokesman Paul Palian said the Huskie community, which established scholarships in her honor and developed memorials, hopes Wednesday’s sentencing can bring some healing to the Keller family. “Our thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with the Keller family,” he said. “Our hopes are that today’s events will be another step in the healing process for them.”

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Family should’ve been included more on plea deal The plea agreement between DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack’s office and now-convicted murderer William “Billy” Curl seems appropriate. But it appears Schmack’s office has some work to do when it comes to working with victims’ families and handling the publicity that accompanies these types of cases. First, the plea deal: William “Billy” Curl pleaded guilty to murdering 18-year-old college freshman Antinette ‘Toni’ Keller on Wednesday in exchange for a 37-year sentence. He will not receive any good behavior credit. With credit for time served, Curl could be released when he is 71. If he lives that long behind bars, that is. The enormity of the crime to which Curl pleaded guilty should not be understated. Keller, a Northern Illinois University freshman from Plainfield, was

last seen around noon in October 2010, when she told friends she was going for a walk in Prairie Park. Some time after, authorities say Curl raped and murdered her, then burned her body and possessions. Some have complained that this plea agreement is outrageous. Curl should never see the light of day, and if it took a trial for a life sentence to be secured, then so be it. They say that Curl being allowed to enter an “Alford plea,” under which he maintains his innocence but pleads guilty, is a slap in the face to the family. That tough-on-crime view overlooks some key points. As Schmack pointed out Wednesday, there was no guarantee that Curl would be found guilty at trial. The state had no eyewitnesses, murder weapon, time of death or cause of death. Even if he was convicted, Curl could have appealed the verdict, keeping the case active for years to come.

For the record It seems that the William “Billy” Curl plea agreement was properly handled. But more should have been done to help the victims’ family through the process and to help the public understand what was happening.

Although many complain this agreement was unfair to the family, the particulars raised in a public trial could have been traumatic as well. And there was no guarantee, even if he was found guilty, that a judge would have sentenced Curl to more than 37 years. As for the Alford plea, even if Curl were tried and convicted, he could still maintain his innocence. Under this agreement, he can claim he’s innocent all he wants – from behind bars. Schmack’s office evaluated the ev-

idence and secured a lengthy prison sentence and murder conviction in this case. As Schmack pointed out Wednesday, Curl was charged with first-degree murder and was convicted of first-degree murder. His office did its job. It just doesn’t appear they did enough to make the victim’s family understand that point of view, or at least to respect it enough to refrain from publicly calling them out. A spokesman for the Keller family complained this week that Schmack’s office had not done a good job communicating with them. Keller’s parents showed up at the DeKalb County Courthouse on Tuesday and waited while lawyers met behind closed doors. They left without learning of an outcome. They didn’t return for the hearing Wednesday, but their supporters on social media were busy posting Schmack’s office contact information

on the internet and encouraging people to complain about the plea bargain. Also, it felt as though Schmack’s office treated this as just another criminal case, which it clearly was not. Reporters also attended Tuesday’s meeting about a plea agreement in the case. When it was over, they were sent away from Schmack’s office without a word from him. Not long after, an emailed press release was sent to the media informing them what had been settled behind closed doors. It added to the feeling – particularly among those who disagreed with the decision – that this was being handled on the sly. It seems that the plea agreement was properly handled. But more should have been done to help the victims’ family through the process and to help the public understand what was happening.

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR need to succeed on a daily basis. She takes weeks out of her busy schedule and goes away to a summer camp with youth ages 8 to 18 and serves as an adviswr. Do you want to improve the DeKalb community and ensure the future of our public education system? You can do something great for this community by voting for Marilyn Parker on April 9. I hope to see our neighbors, friends, family,and community partners as I cast my vote for my big sister, Marilyn Parker.

System rigged to favor rich To the Editor: I would like to propose some alternate concepts concerning Gerard McLain’s letter “All things are not equal,” which appeared March 23. First of all, I don’t believe that most progressives believe that everything should be equal. I think most progressives believe that the system right now is rigged. Consider the following facts: 46.2 million Americans are working but are below the poverty line. At the same time, the top 50 employers of low-wage workers paid their CEOs an average annual income of $9.4 million a year and paid out $175 billion in dividends since 2007. The accusation of punitive taxation is a fantasy. Tax rates are the lowest they have been in 50 years. The top tax rate under President Eisenhower was 91 percent. I find it extremely interesting that Mr. McLain is upset about tax money going to a “safety net that is way too big.” (By the way, what exactly does that mean?) But he has nothing to say about the fact that Facebook, which posted a $1.1 billion profit will be rebated $429 million in taxes this year, and ExxonMobil will be rebated over $30 billion. The average income tax paid by the top 1 percent of wage earners was 15 percent. The fact is that over the past 30 years, income to the middle class and below is flat, whereas the rich have seen their incomes explode. It is extremely difficult, in today’s world, to achieve from a starting point of poverty what Mr. McLain was able to achieve. I don’t want everything to be equal, but it is high time that the playing field was leveled. Finally, I too rose from poverty to enjoy a successful career. I am a liberal. I am not mean-spirited, guilt-ridden, or scornful. Reuben Nelson Sycamore

Rey will provide best leadership for DeKalb To the Editor: Jennifer Groce and Mike Verbic are both employees of Northern Illinois University. Our mayor needs to be on an equal footing with the president of NIU. There are many situations that need our mayor to be thinking in the best interests of the city of DeKalb the citizens of DeKalb – not worrying if their job at NIU may be in jeopardy if they oppose the wishes of the president of NIU. Furthermore, if either of these candidates, as mayor, would choose to recuse themselves from issues that involve NIU, then we would have no mayoral guidance on any NIU issues. Finally, if either of these people became mayor, that person would get a paycheck from two governments – the city of DeKalb and NIU – to which employer would they be loyal? David Jacobson is also running for

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Experience and lower taxes make Myelle top choice

not for profits and as the transportation manager at Northern Illinois University. Bill has demonstrated that he knows Letters pertaining to the April 9 election the needs of the 2nd Ward. He recognizmust be received by 9 a.m. April 5. es that the needs are different depending on the location within the ward. He will emphasize the infrastructure needs mayor. He owns both commercial and residential rental property in DeKalb. Is it of the south end while focusing on the security issues of the north end. He has a conflict of interest for a sitting Alderdemonstrated his knowledge of and man (Ward 1) to vote on city housing shared his vision for economic devel(residential rental) ordinances and not recuse himself? He did not recuse himself opment in the 2nd Ward as well as the during the recent ordinance change, even city as a whole. Most of all, he will be accessible to his constituents, will listen though he lines his pockets with rental to their concerns and will represent income. How would it be if the Mayor would not recuse himself on such issues them on the council. As transportation manager at NIU, Bill that are his source of income? will have the unique ability to strengthen These questions need to be answered by each voter before they go to vote. We the communiversity relationship that urge you to vote for a candidate that does we will all benefit from. He knows and has the respect of key people within the not have any of these conflicts. community and at NIU that will make this We have known John Rey for over 45 possible. years and know him to be very knowlBill Finucane is a fiscal conservative, a edgeable of city business. He knows the social moderate and a longtime resident inside workings of the city of DeKalb of the 2nd Ward. He is uniquely qualified and most definitely is our choice for the to help further the city’s objectives of next Mayor of DeKalb. strengthening its financial health and Please vote for John Rey on April 9, strengthening its infrastructure and core 2013. services. Bill also will make sure that the needs of our most frail residents are Joy and Bob Hadley DeKalb addressed and that the opinions of his constituents are heard. Please vote for Finucane knows Second Ward Bill Finucane for city of DeKalb 2nd Ward To the Editor: Alderman. I want to offer my strongest support Tom Zucker for city of DeKalb 2nd Ward alderman DeKalb candidate Bill Finucane. As a resident of DeKalb for the past 43 years, Bill knows Parker will bring character, this community. He has been actively involved in all facets of our community experience to District 428 as a resident, a parent, a member of civic To the Editor: organizations, a board member for local I have the privilege of supporting

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Marilyn Parker for the DeKalb District 428 Board of education. I know that she will make the right decisions in professional matters because she has always made sound decisions in personal matters. I can personally attest to the content of her character and know that if she is elected she will not be a single-issue politician who has any personal agenda for being elected. Her only interest is to ensure that every child is educated. Marilyn made sure that all of her daughters were able to access the best education possible while setting an example by going back to school to attain her master’s degree. Some of her proudest moments were spent watching her daughters receive their degrees from NIU. I saw her raise four beautiful daughters on a shoestring budget and make sacrifices that allowed them to have all of their needs met. She is more than capable of trimming the fat from a budget, and as a classroom teacher she has first-hand experiences that will help her determine exactly where the fat is. Marilyn has marched and lobbied in Springfield to support legislation that would benefit our public education system. She has collaborated with teachers’ unions and acted as a link between administration and teachers for many years. She has always espoused the belief that the community of any school district, the students and parents, should be heard loud and clear. She will bring the issues of her constituents to the table and make certain that their voices are heard. As a grandmother of nine, she has many years of applying the skills that each school board member should embody. She can be observed going out of her way Dawn Watson to make sure that any child has what they Kingston

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To the Editor: I am a lifelong resident of Kingston and I have been a homeowner in Kingston Township for the past 13 years. Larry Myelle held the position of Road Commissioner for all but the last four years. From the years 2004 to 2009, Myelle decreased the tax rate from 36 cents per $100 of equalized assessed value to 32 cents, which is a decrease of 11 percent. Under the current commissioner, the tax rate has increased from 32 cents to 39 cents in only three years – an increase of 22 percent. Kingston Township has requested yet another increase for 2013; DeKalb County has not finalized the amount the township will receive. Even if the township was designated a 3 percent increase, this would mean that Sabin will have effectively raised the Kingston Township Road District tax rate by 25 percent in only 4 years. Larry Myelle is a lifelong resident of Kingston. Myelle not only lowered taxes during his tenure, he also has many more years of experience as a township road commissioner. Myelle sealcoated approximately 11 miles of roads that were previously gravel. This saved taxpayers significant maintenance costs. Myelle also is able to care for Kingston Township roads as a full-time job. Myelle has had good working relationships with previous township boards, which has not been the case for the current commissioner. Myelle does what is best for the taxpayers and residents and is not concerned with what will be best for his buddies/relatives. I implore the residents of Kingston Township to question what has been happening over the past four years by reading public meeting minutes and by talking with current and former township board members. I encourage residents to ask the current commissioner why he wants to build a new township building when taxpayers are already overburdened. I strongly believe that Larry Myelle is the best person for the position of Kingston Township Road Commissioner and I urge residents to vote for Myelle on April 9.

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7-DAY FORECAST

Finally some mild weather is in store as high pressure moves toward the East Coast, turning our winds out of the south/southwest. The next cold front will come in overnight with no rain, but cooler air by Friday. High pressure will build south from Canada, bringing a cooldown as winds come out of the north/northeast. A few showers will occur Saturday with highs in the 60s.

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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.00” Normal month to date ....................... 0.30” Year to date ............................................ 7.29” Normal year to date ............................ 5.59”

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Cubs starter Edwin Jackson gives up two runs in ive innings but loses to the Pirates for the irst time in seven career starts. PAGE B2

SECTION B Thursday, April 4, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK 5, HIAWATHA 2

Paver learning to lead By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com AP file photo

Rutgers fires coach Rice after video release PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Fueled by outrage from even the governor when the video went public, Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after deciding it didn’t go far enough by suspending and fining him for shoving, kicking and throwing balls at players along with spewing gay slurs. Athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the tape by a former employee in November and, after an independent investigator was hired to review it, Rice was suspended for three games, fined $75,000 and ordered to attend anger management classes. University President Robert Barchi signed off on the penalty. But on Wednesday, Rutgers referred to new information and “a review of previously discovered issues” as the reasons for Rice’s termination. “Yesterday, I personally reviewed the video evidence, which shows a chronic and pervasive pattern of disturbing behavior,” Barchi said in a statement. “I have now reached the conclusion that Coach Rice cannot continue to serve effectively in a position that demands the highest levels of leadership, responsibility and public accountability. He cannot continue to coach at Rutgers University.” The video shows numerous clips of Rice at practice firing basketballs at players, hitting them in the back, legs, feet and shoulders. It also shows him grabbing players by their jerseys and yanking them around the court. Rice can also be heard yelling obscenities and using gay slurs. – Wire report

KIRKLAND – Coaxing Lauren Paver to be assertive, or even a little selfish at times, isn’t always easy for Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer coach Paul Taeuber. But early in the second half of H-BR’s 5-2 win over Hiawatha, Paver showed the aggressiveness that Taeuber has been looking for in the soft-spoken junior. Paver dispossessed her defender, dribbled into the box and slammed home the Royals’ fifth goal of a match that was becoming chippy.

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. “She could probably take on more of a burden or a role, but she’s always thinking about making the correct extra pass,” Taeuber said. “She can get there. That second goal she scored, she said, ‘I got a little angry.’ ” Paver will have to shoulder a bit more of a goal-scoring

load this season, along with a few other teammates up top, after the Royals (2-0, 1-0 Little Ten Conference) lost Kaitlin Phillips and her area-leading 41 goals to graduation. She also knows she’ll have to speak up more in Phillips’ stead. “I have to be more of a leader on the field, talk more,” Paver said. “I’ve seen players ahead of me do it, and I’ve learned from them what I need to do to get the team pumped up.” Erik Anderson – For the Daily Chronicle She won’t have to shoulder Hinckley-Big Rock midfielder Jacqueline Madden passes to a teamthe goal scoring load alone.

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mate during the first half of Wednesday’s match in Kirkland. The Royals defeated Hiawatha, 5-2.

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From a national power New cornerbacks coach comes to NIU from ’Bama By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com DeKALB – In January, Kelvin Sigler arrived in Miami just as Northern Illinois left. Sigler, entering his first season as NIU’s cornerbacks coach, was a defensive analyst for Alabama and watched the Crimson Tide defeat Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS National Championship Game. A week earlier, NIU lost to Florida State, 31-10, in the Orange Bowl in the same stadium. After NIU left Miami, Alabama stayed at the same hotel (Fontainbleau on Miami Beach) and used the same practice facility (Barry University) the Huskies did leading up to the Orange Bowl. At the time, Sigler hadn’t been in contact wtih NIU yet. But in a bit of coincidence, he was named NIU’s cornerbacks coach Feb. 18, replacing Richard McNutt, who left for N.C. State. At Alabama, Sigler was part of a winning tradition matched by no other program in the country. The 2012 national title was the Crimson Tide’s third in the past four seasons, and Sigler also was a defensive back in Tuscaloosa from 1995 to ’98 under Gene Stallings and Mike DuBose. Last season as a defensive analyst, Sigler was a coach away from the field, helping to break down film and getting ready for practice. He wanted the chance to be an on-field coach again and couldn’t pass it up when NIU offered. “Just the opportunity, to get an opportunity to come here and get a chance to get back on the field and coach,” Sigler said. “Coach (Rod)

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey St. Louis at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m., CSN Marian Hossa will return to the lineup tonight, but Patrick Sharp (shoulder) still is not ready to return. Hossa missed six games with an upper-body injury. Also on TV... Pro basketball Bulls at Brooklyn, 6 p.m., TNT San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m., TNT Pro baseball Cubs at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m., WGN L.A. Angels at Cincinnati, 11:30 a.m., or San Diego at N.Y. Mets, noon, MLB Kansas City at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSN Boston at N.Y. Yankees or Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m., MLB Men’s basketball Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, 6 p.m., ESPN NIT, championship, Baylor vs. Iowa, 8 p.m., ESPN Golf PGA Tour, Texas Open, first round, 2 p.m., TGC Tennis WTA, Family Circle Cup, round of 16, noon, ESPN2

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ANALYSIS: WHITE SOX 5, ROYALS 2

Sox slug 4 homers to start 2-0

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White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo watches his two-run home run off Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana during the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox won, 5-2.

CHICAGO – The chilly, windy Chicago weather in April doesn’t create ideal hitting conditions. The bat feels heavier, the ball doesn’t carry as well, and it never is fun gripping a wood bat with Next cold hands. The White vs. Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Sox haven’t let today, CSN, the conditions faze them. AM-670 They hit four baseballs for home runs a combined 1,520 feet Wednesday in their 5-2 win against

SOX INSIDER Meghan Montemmuro the Kansas City Royals. All six of their runs this season have come off homers. Designated hitter Adam Dunn started the scoring in the second inning on his first hit of the season, a line drive home run on the first pitch from Kansas City starting pitcher Ervin Santana (0-1). Catcher Tyler Flowers homered the next inning. Dayan Viciedo and Alexei Ramirez added a two-run homer and solo homer in the

fourth and seventh innings. Royals left fielder Alex Gordon nearly robbed Viciedo of his go-ahead homer by climbing the wall’s ledge, but the ball bounced off his glove into the Sox’s bullpen as he reached over the fence. “Everybody talks about our home runs and this and that, but we’ve got guys one through nine who can hit the ball out of the park,” Dunn said. “I guess it doesn’t really matter how you score runs, only that you score them.” The Sox (2-0) finished third in the majors with 211 home runs last season.

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Belvidere North at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha at Belvidere, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Somonauk, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at LaMoille, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Hononegah, 4:30 p.m. Softball DeKalb at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Belvidere North, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Somonauk, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Spring Valley Hall at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at West Aurora tournament, 6:30 p.m. North Boone at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. IMSA at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Boys Track Yorkville at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Huntley Invitational, 4 p.m. Girls Track Genoa-Kingston at Stillman Valley Invite, 4:15 p.m. Yorkville at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis DeKalb at Morris, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY Baseball Somonauk at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. LaMoille at H-BR, 4:30 p.m. Plano at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Softball Hiawatha at Harvard, 4:30 p.m. Hinsdale Central at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Plano at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Somonauk at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer H-BR at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Rockford Christian at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS NIU baseball gets 10 hits, wins 4th straight The Northern Illinois baseball team had 10 hits for the second straight game in a 10-6 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb. Jamison Wells went 3 for 4 with three runs scored, four RBIs and a career-high three stolen bases for NIU (9-17). Freshman pitcher Bobby Kuntzendorf earned the win and improved to 1-1, throwing four innings and giving up one earned run while striking out three. It’s the fourth straight victory for the Huskies. “When you win a game or two, it really starts to relax the guys and their natural tendencies come through and the players don’t fight themselves,” NIU coach Ed Mathey said in a news release. “I think we’re at that point right now.”

Big East becoming American Athletic Conference NEW YORK – The current Big East will be called the American Athletic Conference starting next season. The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day. The Big East football schools were in need of a new name after they agreed to let seven basketball schools break away from the conference to start a new league this summer to be called the Big East. In return, the football schools received about $100 million of a $110 million pot the league had accumulated in recent years from exit and entry fees and NCAA basketball tournament revenue.

Theus returns to college coaching at CS Northridge LOS ANGELES – Reggie Theus is returning to college basketball to coach the men’s team at Cal State Northridge. Athletic director Brandon Martin announced the hiring of the former NBA player Wednesday. Theus succeeds Bobby Braswell, who was fired March 17 after 17 years that included three 20-win seasons, two NCAA tourney appearances and a 251-258 record. – From staff, wire reports

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Hossa set to return for Blackhawks By TOM MUSICK tmusick@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – Marian Hossa has waited long enough to ensure he is fully healthy. “There’s no reason to wait longer,” Hossa said Wednesday after practice. Hossa, 34, expects to return to the Blackhawks’ lineup tonight against the St. LouMarian Hossa is Blues after missing the previous six games because of an upper-body injury. Teammate Patrick Sharp is expected to miss his 12th consecutive game as he continues to recover from an upper-body injury suffered March 6. The Hawks hope both players will provide a boost in the

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final three weeks of the regular season. The trade deadline passed Wednesday, but the Hawks kept quiet, which meant the acquisition of veteran center Michal Handzus on Monday marked the team’s lone move at the NHL level. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said he was confident in his team despite no major trades. “It’s been a good fit,” Quenneville said. “The chemistry has been good with our group. “The combinations up front have been pretty predictable. The back end has been bet-

ter than it’s been in the past, and our goaltending has been real strong. I think we’re very pleased with the way things have gone along this year.” Second tour: Handzus knows that much has changed since his previous stint with the Hawks during the 2006-07 season. “It’s totally different,” Handzus, 36, said with a smile. “I remember 10,000 people in the stands.” Multiply that by two and add a couple of thousand, and you’ll have today’s attendance when the Hawks play host to the Blues. Handzus, whom the Hawks acquired from the San Jose Sharks this week in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, has played in 939 career games. “He can take faceoffs, he can play both wings,” said Quenne-

ville, who was Handzus’ first NHL coach during the 1998-99 season in St. Louis. “He’s a smart player. Versatile in a lot of ways.” Another turn: Corey Crawford will start in net tonight, Quenneville said. Crawford, who earned his 15th win of the season Monday against Nashville, is 8-1-1 with a 2.69 goals-against average in 10 career games against the Blues. That includes two wins against the Blues this season in which Crawford has turned aside 38 of 40 shots. Hawks bits: Patrick Kane missed Wednesday’s practice because he was sick, but Quenneville said Kane was likely to play tongiht. … The Hawks recalled forward Brandon Bollig from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL before Wednesday’s practice.

PIRATES 3, CUBS 0

Jackson, Cubs lose to Pirates By WILL GRAVES The Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Edwin Jackson gave the Cubs everything they needed in his first start of the season. He worked five efficient innings in frigid temperatures and kept the Pittsburgh Pirates mostly in check. The Cubs, however, didn’t provide any support for Jackson in a 3-0 loss Wednesday night. Jackson gave up two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked one. His only hiccup came in the fourth, when a single by Garrett Jones, a double by Andrew McCutchen and an error by shortstop Starlin Castro gave the Pirates all the cushion starter Wandy Rodriguez needed. “Just a tough one for us tonight,” Jackson said. “More times than not the situations we had, I like our chances coming through and scoring runs.”

Next at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. today, WGN, AM-720 Jackson began the night 4-0 in six career starts against Pittsburgh. He pitched well enough to remain unbeaten and might have tacked on another win against the Pirates if not for Rodriguez. The 34-year-old left-hander gave up two hits in 6⅔ innings and worked out of his only jam in the seventh by striking out Brent Lillibridge on a fullcount curveball. Rodriguez had cruised until seventh, when his command temporarily abandoned him. He drilled Anthony Rizzo in the shoulder, gave up a AP photo single to Alfonso Soriano and pelted Welington Castillo in Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo runs under a pop-up to short right field the knee to load the bases with hit by Pirates batter Clint Barmes to end the fourth inning Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Cubs lost, 3-0. one out.

CHICAGO – Lately, the Kansas City Royals have brought out the worst in White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy. Over the previous 2½ seasons, Kansas City was Peavy’s kryptonite. He went 0-6 with a 5.56 ERA in his past seven starts against the Royals, which scored at least three runs in each of those starts. Peavy fi- Jake Peavy nally overcame Kansas City in his first start of the season Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field, despite shaky defense behind him that committed three errors. Peavy (1-0) gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings on 107 pitches in the Sox’s 5-2 win. He didn’t walk a batter while striking out six and surrendering four hits to beat the Royals for the first time since May 15, 2010, at Kauffman Stadium. “Getting off to a good start is always nice,” Peavy said. “It’s not of uttermost importance, but against a team that has been our nemesis, it’s like if we lose a few, ‘Here we go again,’ and everyone jumps on ‘We can’t beat the Royals.’ I think it was big for us to come out and win.”

WBC prepared Rios, De Aza: The World Baseball Classic, though it extended spring training by a week, was a blessing for some of the MLB players who participated in the event. Sox manager Robin Ventu-

ra said outfielders Alex Rios and Alejandro De Aza, who represented Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, respectively, were able to get a head start thanks to playing in the competitive games. Although it hasn’t shown up in the box score for De Aza, who is still looking for his first hit of the season, Rios’ comfort level has been noticeable to Ventura. “I think there’s for some guys, it’s you get there and you might not be ready,” Ventura said. “It just moves your clock up. For [Rios] and De Aza, they played the longest too. So, they are in game situations earlier then everybody and they are playing nine innings earlier then everybody.” Pesky Royals: Of all the teams the Sox play each year, the Royals have become a major pest the past two seasons. Since 2011, the Sox are 15-23 against Kansas City, including a 9-11 mark at U.S. Cellular Field. In comparison, they thrived when facing the Royals from 2006-10 posting a 54-37 record and were especially impressive at home where they went 31-15. While the Tigers, coming off a World Series appearance, and an improved Indians squad have received a lot of attention for their improvements, the Royals have been under the radar. “There’s not a whole lot of name recognition over there, but they got guys who can really, really play and they’re going to be right in the middle of things,” Peavy said. “We understand that we have to play better against Kansas City to be the team we want to be.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 56 19 .747 x-Memphis 50 24 .676 Houston 41 33 .554 Dallas 36 38 .486 New Orleans 26 48 .351 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 54 20 .730 x-Denver 51 24 .680 Utah 39 37 .513 Portland 33 41 .446 Minnesota 28 46 .378 Pacific Division W L Pct x-L.A. Clippers 49 26 .653 Golden State 42 32 .568 L.A. Lakers 39 36 .520 Sacramento 27 47 .365 Phoenix 23 51 .311 x-clinched playoff spot; z-clinched conference

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Wednesday’s Results Brooklyn 113, Cleveland 95 New York 95, Atlanta 82 Charlotte 88, Philadelphia 83 Toronto 88, Washington 78 Boston 98, Detroit 93 Minnesota 107, Milwaukee 98 San Antonio 98, Orlando 84 Denver 113, Utah 96 Memphis at Portland (n) Houston at Sacramento (n) New Orleans at Golden State (n) Phoenix at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Bulls at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.

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Central Division W L Pct 48 27 .640 40 33 .548 36 38 .486 25 51 .329 22 52 .297 Atlantic Division W L Pct x-New York 48 26 .649 x-Brooklyn 43 31 .581 x-Boston 39 36 .520 Philadelphia 30 44 .405 Toronto 28 47 .373 Southeast Division W L Pct z-Miami 58 16 .784 x-Atlanta 42 34 .553 Washington 28 47 .373 Orlando 19 57 .250 Charlotte 18 57 .240 x-Indiana x-Bulls Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

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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 36 20 13 3 43 San Jose 35 18 11 6 42 Phoenix 36 15 15 6 36 Dallas 35 16 16 3 35

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 38 28 10 0 56 125 94 N.Y. Rangers 36 18 15 3 39 88 87 New Jersey 36 15 12 9 39 89 100 N.Y. Islanders 37 18 16 3 39 108 115 Philadelphia 36 16 17 3 35 100 111 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 36 23 8 5 51 114 89 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 Wednesday’s Results N.Y. Rangers 6, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 5, Montreal 3 Edmonton at Calgary (n) Dallas at Anaheim (n) Minnesota at San Jose (n) Today’s Games St. Louis at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 7 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct 2 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 0 2 .000 East Division W L Pct Boston 2 0 1.000 Baltimore 1 1 .500 Tampa Bay 1 1 .500 New York 0 2 .000 Toronto 0 2 .000 West Division W L Pct Seattle 2 0 1.000 Texas 2 1 .667 Los Angeles 1 1 .500 Houston 1 2 .333 Oakland 0 2 .000

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White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana in the second inning Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox won, 5-2.

Improvement needed with runners in scoring position • SOX INSIDER Continued from page B1 The Sox have shown an ability to stay patient in appropriate counts while swinging aggressively, as Dunn, Flowers and Viciedo did against Santana, when they see their pitch. It bodes well that they had eight hits in their two wins against the Royals (0-2). Next up: Improving with runners in scoring position (0 for 10 with 11 runners left on base). “Sometimes, it’s almost better hitting a double or something to get the rally going,” Flowers said. “Sometimes, that home run only sets you up for that one run. Hitting’s contagious, so sometimes the double, single, double and then a homer, that’s a little bit better. But, obviously, we’ll take every

run that we can get.” Flowers forced the issue in the seventh when he was tagged out at home trying to score on a wild pitch, but manager Robin Ventura is confident that over the coming weeks the Sox will find ways to get on base and score without pinning their hopes on the long ball. “I think it will even out,” Ventura said. “I know Tyler tried to sneak a run there late, but right now, you take whatever you can get. But I think that will even out over the year.”

• Meghan Montemurro covers the White Sox and Cubs for Shaw Media. Write to her at mmontemurro@ shawmedia.com. Read the Sox Insider and Inside the Cubs blogs at NWHerald.com and on Twitter @Sox_Insider and @InsideTheCubs.

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Wednesday’s Results White Sox 5, Kansas City 2 Texas 4, Houston 0 Minnesota 3, Detroit 2 Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 4 Cleveland 3, Toronto 2 (11 inn.) Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 7 Cincinnati 5, L.A. Angels 4 Seattle at Oakland (n) Today’s Games Kansas City (Guthrie 0-0) at White Sox (Floyd 0-0), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0), 11:35 a.m. Detroit (Porcello 0-0) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-0) at Tampa Bay (R.Hernandez 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Oakland (Griffin 0-0), 3:35 p.m. Boston (Dempster 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Myers 0-0) at Toronto (Buehrle 0-0), 6:07 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 2 0 1.000 New York 2 0 1.000 Washington 2 0 1.000 Miami 0 2 .000 Philadelphia 0 2 .000 West Division W L Pct Arizona 1 1 .500 Colorado 1 1 .500 Los Angeles 1 1 .500 San Francisco 1 1 .500 San Diego 0 2 .000

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Wednesday’s Results Pittsburgh 3, Cubs 0 Washington 3, Miami 0 Cincinnati 5, L.A. Angels 4 Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Mets 8, San Diego 4 Colorado at Milwaukee (n) St. Louis at Arizona (n) San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Wood 0-0) at Pittsburgh (McDonald 0-0), 11:35 a.m. L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0), 11:35 a.m. San Diego (Stults 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Miami (LeBlanc 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 0-0) at Atlanta (Medlen 0-0), 6:10 p.m.


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Teams dealing with football weather practice to focus on attacking the strike zone,” Piekarz said. “We want hitters to earn everything. We’d rather give up a hit than have a half-hour inning loaded with walks, that will put our fielders to sleep. “We want to concentrate on what we can control. For us, that’s throwing strikes and playing defense. In three games, our pitching staff has four walks. We’ll take that.”

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sports@daily-chronicle.com A pair of Torpedo heaters pump out air at 500 degrees for the Spartans when fall arrives for Friday night football games. On Tuesday, in a 7-4 home win against Guilford, the Sycamore baseball team was the beneficiary of the heaters’ hot air. “It’s been a rough spring,” Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We are the only team on our schedule with a field ready for play. So, we’ve hosted every game so far. We just can’t get away from the cold. Everyone on the team wants to get games in, we are anxious to get going.” Sycamore (2-1) had one bad inning all season – the first inning in a season-opening loss to Harlem where the Spartans gave up six runs. With a short-handed roster, the Spartans turned to Scott Nelson (1-0), who worked quickly to pick up the win Tuesday by throwing only 80 pitches in six innings to pick up the win.

SPOTLIGHT ON ... CURTIS SWARTZENDRUBER Sycamore, senior, catcher Originally slated to start in right field, Swartzendruber showed he’s the consummate team player when he stepped in to play catcher for the shorthanded Spartans. “Curtis is our most versatile player,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “He was going to be our backup catcher, but has really stepped up and filled in nicely.”

WHAT TO WATCH FOR DeKalb vs. Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Monday at Northern Illinois University The two rivals square off in the first of a threegame set played out over the next week. Burlington Central at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday The Cogs get an early Big Northern Conference test when Burlington visits Genoa.

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DeKalb first baseman Corey Nelson fields a bunted ball in the top of the third inning of Tuesday’s game against West Aurora in DeKalb. The Barbs lost, 4-1.

Flawless T’wolves Joe Piekarz wants Indian Creek to be in control. The Timberwolves coach a – former pitcher at Northern Illinois – has the pitching staff working to get ahead in counts. The results paid off with a clean

box score in an 11-2 home win against LaMoille on Tuesday. Indian Creek (2-1, 2-0 Little Ten) was errorless behind freshman Drew Headley (1-0), who was efficient in a five-inning, eight-strikeout start. “We work hard at every

Baseball fields across the state don’t have their usual look. The lack of snow cover in the winter, and the cold, dry spring, have the grass and infield dirt sharing a strong resemblance in lifeless shades of brown. While an interminable winter eating away at the days of spring is far from an abnormality in the Midwest – 2012’s warmth seemed to be the exception to the norm – there is something different at Kaneland (1-5) thus far.

1. Sycamore (2-1) 2. DeKalb (3-4) 3. Hiawatha (1-0) 4. Hinckley-Big Rock (2-2) 5. Indian Creek (2-1) 6. Kaneland (2-5) 7. Genoa-Kingston (0-0)

VIEWS James Nokes The Knights’ spring break road trip to St. Louis didn’t yield a win. Kaneland edged out Sandwich, 12-10, on Tuesday in Maple Park for its first win. The cold, windy conditions aren’t normally conducive for a bonanza of runs, but Kaneland has bucked the trends this spring. With back-to-back Northern

Illinois Big 12 East titles and a Class 3A state title in 2010, the Knights have developed a winning pedigree. Albeit with a considerably different roster. “We are dealing with some inexperience issues,” said Kaneland coach Brian Aversa when asked about the 0-5 road trip in which Kaneland led in every game in the fourth inning or later. “We start mostly seniors but return only one starter. We are going to work hard and will get some experience and the knowhow part of the game down.”

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CHICAGO – Aaron Gordon, who is committed to play at Arizona, scored 24 points and eight rebounds to lead the West to a 110-99 victory over the East in the McDonald’s All-American game Wednesday night. In a game that featured an array of dunks, Gordon pleased the United Center crowd of 15,818 with a number of fast-break dunks while on his way to the MVP award. The game featured six Kentucky commits; Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Johnson, Marcus Lee and Julius Randle, who verbally committed a few weeks ago. Andrew Wiggins, considered the top recruit in the country and another player who might end up at Kentucky, scored 19 points for the East and Dakari Johnson finished with 12. Arkansas recruit Bobby Portis Jr. had 12 points for the West.

GIRLS West 92, East 64: Mercedes Russell had 16 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the West to a 92-64 win over the East in the girls McDonald’s All-American game. The Tennessee signee was voted the game’s MVP. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates” said Russell, a 6-foot-5 forward. “We’ve been working really hard in practices, but I couldn’t have done it without them.” The West jumped out to a 20-10 lead behind Tyler Scaife’s seven points. Rebecca Greenwell extended the lead to 31-13 on a 3-pointer. The Duke signee came up limping after being fouled on a layup attempt with 3:28 left in the half. She did not return and finished with eight points, going 2 for 3 from 3-point range. “It’s painful, but it’s not excruciating, it’s nothing new, it’s something I have dealt with this whole season,” Greenwell said. “I think I am going to have an MRI soon. Before I even hurt it I had arthroscopic surgery scheduled for Tuesday because I had this ongoing knee problem all season.” Scaife, the player of the year from Arkansas, finished with 15 points and four assists.

Hiawatha baseball won its first game of the season with a 7-0 victory over Earlville on Wednesday. Tyler Burger picked up the win for Hiawatha, pitching six innings and striking out nine. Will Corn went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. “Our pitching was excellent,” Hiawatha coach Sean Donnelly said. “Tyler had a low pitch count and he definitely was mentally sharp all game.” Hiawatha plays at Belvidere today. Barbs fall: DeKalb lost at home to Harlem, 8-2. Shaun Johnson went 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Barbs (3-4) while Ryan Metzker pitched three scoreless innings in relief. “They did a great job of really staying with at-bats and finding ways to put the ball in play, especially with two strikes,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “Offensively, we’re still giving away too many outs.” Sycamore falls to Hampshire: Sycamore lost a home game to Hampshire, 5-4. Colin Eggleson and Michael Swanberg each went 2 for 2 with a run scored for Sycamore (2-2). “It was just a really sloppy game. We didn’t play well enough to win,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We probably gave away 10 free bases with wild pitches and errors.” Sycamore plays Westminster Christian on Friday.

With a roster that has younger brothers from the state and conference title teams and an experienced coach with a state title on his resumé, expect the Knights’ fortunes to change. The late-arriving spring weather has kept the grass from turning green. But by the time it does, expect Kaneland to be in contention for another NI Big 12 East title.

• James Nokes is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. Write to him at sports@daily-chronicle.com.

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A cold spring has robbed area teams from racking up nonconference games like they did in 2012. But a 12-10 win Tuesday against regional foe Sandwich gave Kaneland (1-5) an edge at next month’s seeding meetings. “That was a big win for us,” Kaneland coach Brian Aversa said about the back-and-forth game in which Joe Komel (1-0) picked up the win in relief. “We have a busy schedule the next few days and will have a chance to piece together a few wins.”

Kaneland has developed a winning pedigree

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Royals lose on road: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Marquette, 11-5, on the road. The Royals closed the deficit to 5-4, but couldn’t overtake Marquette. Knights win second straight: Kaneland held on to win its second game in a row with a 6-5 win as Plano scored all five runs in the seventh innings. SOFTBALL Barbs stay undefeated: DeKalb went on the road and got its sixth win of the season in a 9-8 victory over Geneseo in eight innings. Freshman Danika Thibault picked up her first varsity victory and Morgan Newport finished the game by picking up the save. The Barbs (6-0) travel to Morris today.

TUESDAY’S LATE RESULTS GIRLS SOCCER G-K falls to Marengo: Genoa-Kingston couldn’t make an early lead stand in a 2-1 loss to Big Northern Conference rival Marengo. Viviana Beltran scored in the first half, assisted by Katie McCluskey, to give the Cogs (0-1, 0-1 BNC East) a 1-0 lead. “It felt good to finally get the games started for the season,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “I thought we played pretty well for the first game.” Indian Creek ties Byron: Indian Creek played Byron to a 1-1 tie. Senior forward Christina Sommerfeld scored the Timberwolves’ only goal.

Madden scores twice, assists on another

Carey: Common sense missing at Rutgers By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com DEKALB – By now, you’ve all seen the video of sincefired Rutgers men’s basketball coach verbally and physically abusing players. Every coach needs some form of discipline, but there’s always a line that’s drawn. To Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey, that line is pretty simple. “Common sense. It’s that easy. It’s your job to discipline, to push, to nurture, all of the above,” Carey said after Wednesday’s practice. “Common sense guides all of it.” For the record, Carey always seems like a mild-mannered coach at practice. During the year or so I’ve covered the Huskies, I never have seen anything that I’d consider to be going over the line when it comes to a coach treating players. Other notes from Wednesday’s practice at Huskie Stadium: • Sophomore middle line-

backer Boomer Mays hasn’t practiced the past few days because of a minor ankle injury. Carey expects him back soon. • The draft for the first annual Huskie bowl will take place April 11. Offensive line coach Joe Tripodi will coach the Cardinal squad, and linebackers coach Kevin Kane will coach the Black squad. Each team will have a “leader” who will draft their respective teams. There also will be a news conference featuring Kane and Tripodi and that definitely will be something to look forward to. • The Huskies have been practicing for a week this spring. Carey said there’s a lot his team needs to get better at, but added that he likes how the players are competing. “Whenever you take 2½ to three months off, whatever we did, there’s a lot of rust to knock off,” Carey said. “But I tell you what, I like the way we’re competing. The guys are juiced at practice, they’re excited to be out there. I like that.”

• SOCCER Continued from page B1 Sophomore Jacqueline Madden scored two goals Wednesday and assisted on another, combining well with Paver and junior forward Andrea Binkley, who scored her second goal of the season early in the second half. Those three had the majority of the chances early on against Hiawatha (0-1, 0-1), but the Hawks managed to cut the lead to 2-1 late in the first half when freshman Yulissa Solis pounced on a deflection outside of the box and scored on a breakaway. The young Hiawatha squad had tough stretches, but the Hawks also had some promising moments in their first match of the season. “It was hard to figure things out with some new people. We were just kind of figuring out and situating people,” Hiawatha coach Kyle Monestero said. “We have a lot of things that we need to work on. I think our girls need more experience just playing together.” The more experienced H-BR roster saw improvement in its second game of the season. Knowing how to work together without one go-to option up top will be crucial

Sigler’s background matches what Carey was looking for • HUSKIES Continued from page B1

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Hiawatha’s Ida Bentzon (left) challenges H-BR’s Andrea Binkley for possession during the first half of Wednesday’s match in Kirkland. for the Royals, but Madden said she thinks the trifecta of forwards will be able to fill Phillips’ big shoes. “We improved. I think we’re learning to work together, play together,” Madden said. “We can’t just count on a couple of people to score, we’ve all got to step up.”

Carey and coach (Jay) Niemann gave me the opportunity, it was just something I couldn’t turn down.” Carey said Sigler has the type of background he’s looking for, and likes having another coach with head coaching experience on staff. Sigler has an extensive background coaching high school football in Alabama. He was the head coach at Blount High School in Mobile, Ala., from 2008-11 and also as a defensive coordinator at Bob Jones High in Madison, Ala., from 2004-08. “He knows how to relate to players,” Carey said. “He’s

had to do that from 14-yearolds to now, 22-year-olds.” Sigler brings more Mobile flavor to the Huskies, and will recruit Alabama from Montgomery north. Offensive coordinator Bob Cole currently recruits the Mobile area. There already are two Mobile natives on the roster, cornerback Marlon Moore (C.F. Vigor) and safety Jimmie Ward (Davidson), whom Sigler coached against. Another Mobile product, running back Jordan Huff (St. Paul’s Episcopal), will join the team in the fall. “[Moore and Ward] both remembered me, just coaching against them,” Sigler said. “ ... It made the transition (to NIU) a little bit smoother since I knew some of the guys coming in.”


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RUTGERS MEN’S BASKETBALL

Hall of Fame coaches say abuse never right By JIM O’CONNELL and RACHEL COHEN The Associated Press NEW YORK – Jim Calhoun witnessed basketball practices all over the country in nearly half a century of coaching – including Bob Knight’s sessions – and said he never saw the likes of the video that emerged this week of Rutgers’ Mike Rice. Calhoun and other Hall of Fame coaches agreed the footage showed clearly inappropriate behavior. Rice was fired Wednesday, a day after ESPN aired clips of the coach shoving, kicking and throwing balls at players and spewing gay slurs. “I yelled at a kid wrongly, yeah – all of us use different motivational tactics,” said Cal-

houn, who won three national championships at Connecticut before retiring in September. “Maybe [holding] practice at midnight. ... But you can’t ever put your hands on a player.” That refrain was repeated over and over by current and former coaches. “It’s just not right. Throwing the ball, that’s unbelievable,” said former St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca, another Hall of Famer. The 70-year-old Calhoun and his contemporaries emphasized that the reaction to the Rice video wasn’t some new-fangled political correctness: Physical contact always has been unacceptable. “Don’t tell me that’s the old way. That’s the wrong way,” said John Thompson Jr., the Hall of Famer who led George-

town to the 1984 national title. Thompson, the father of current Hoyas coach John Thompson III, called the images “child abuse.” Like Calhoun, other coaches acknowledged they’ve yelled plenty at players, and sometimes regretted it afterward. But, Carnesecca said, “You can never make it person- Mike Rice al.” “We are talking about a level of crossing the line and making a human being feel so small,” Calhoun explained. His former colleague at UConn, women’s coach Geno Auriemma, is famous for histrionics on the sideline, not unlike many other coaching

greats. Auriemma, winner of seven national titles, has the Huskies in their sixth straight Final Four. Thinking about Rice’s rants was difficult for him because Rutgers assistant Jimmy Martelli is the son of his friend, Saint Joseph’s men’s coach Phil Martelli. “Believe me, I’ve acted like an idiot at practice more times than I can ever, ever recount,” Auriemma said. “But some of the stuff that I saw ... there is no line that could be drawn that would make that behavior acceptable.” The most famous case of a coach accused of abusing a player is Knight. Indiana put him on a zero-tolerance policy in 2000 after a university investigation into a former player’s allegations that Knight had choked him during a prac-

tice. When a student alleged that Knight grabbed him later that year, Knight was fired. Knight, who now works for ESPN, couldn’t be reached Wednesday. A network spokesman said he was traveling. Cal coach Mike Montgomery was publicly reprimanded by his conference and athletic director for pushing Pac-12 Player of the Year Allen Crabbe with both hands during a timeout in a February game. Montgomery, who reiterated Wednesday that he didn’t intend to push Crabbe but was trying to fire him up, has said he had a “couple of sleepless nights” and there was no excuse for the behavior, which he called out of character. His reaction to seeing part of the Rice video: “Whoa.” “Coaching by intimidation

is not the best tactic,” Montgomery said Wednesday. “I was shocked. I’m surprised it’s taken this long to come to light. I found there was a time I was cussing more than I liked. Those are just words. “That part of it, obviously, in today’s world, there’s no place for it. You really have to be careful. You have to know big brother’s watching and you have to know you’re on the [right] path.” Louisville’s Rick Pitino, who has the Cardinals in the Final Four in his 28th season as a college head coach, echoed Calhoun in saying he never had seen anything like the Rice video. “It was very difficult to watch that, very disappointed,” he said. “I hope Mike gets some issues taken care of.”

TEXAS RANGERS

Darvish pushed for perfection Pitch count was a concern for Washington By KRISTIE RIEKEN The Associated Press

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Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware answers questions during an interview Wednesday at the KFC Yum! Center practice facility in Louisville, Ky. Ware was released from an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday, two days after millions watched him break his right leg on a horrifying play trying to block a shot during an NCAA regional championship game against Duke.

LOUISVILLE

Ware upbeat despite injury Guard: Cardinals wouldn’t be in Final 4 had he lost his composure By GARY GRAVES

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The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kevin Ware is pretty certain how his next few months will play out. “After we win the national championship,” the injured Louisville guard said with a smile on his face, “I’m just looking forward to rehab.” Ware already is set for his next step, although he is gingerly walking around on crutches and with his surgically repaired broken leg in a cast up to his right knee: He is heading to the Final Four. Ware was cleared Wednesday by doctors to accompany the Cardinals on their hourlong flight to Atlanta. The sophomore plans to be a full participant in preparations for Saturday’s game against Wichita State. He said the overwhelming support he has received has helped him maintain his spirits and strengthened his confidence of a full recovery. He hopes by next season to be helping the Cardinals defend the national championship he believes they’ll win this weekend. The normally reserved 20-year-old calmly recalled how he felt when he suffered the devastating injury, saying he doesn’t think Louisville would be in the Final Four if he had lost his composure. Ware credits teammate Luke Hancock for calming him down. “He got me to that point where I really had to put the pain on hold,” said Ware, with his leg in a cast propped up on a couch. “Once he said his prayer, I was kind of thinking

At The Georgia Dome in Atlanta NATIONAL SEMIFINALS Saturday Louisville (33-5) vs. Wichita St. (30-8), 5:09 p.m., CBS Michigan (30-7) vs. Syracuse (30-9), 7:49 p.m., CBS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Monday Semifinal winners, 8 p.m., CBS the whole time, ‘You can either be a crybaby about it or you’re going to get your team back and get them in the right mindset.’ “Luke said his words, and I just kept repeating, ‘Y’all gotta go win this game.’ I’m fine. ... It really helped the team.” But it wasn’t easy for the Cardinals, many of whom cried after seeing Ware’s gruesome injury – his bone protruding six inches through his skin. Even Louisville coach Rick Pitino was emotional, wiping tears from his eyes and later saying that the sight of his player’s injury almost made him vomit. But Pitino said everyone’s emotions have settled down knowing that it appears Ware will be OK. “I think we’re all fine now,” Pitino said. “Just having Kevin around, we can exhale.” The coach said having Ware in Atlanta might provide the Cardinals with a little “extra emotion,” but in his experience “the team that executes the best will win.” Pitino and his son, Rich-

ard, spent Monday at the hospital with Ware, who was pictured holding the championship trophy in his bed. Though Ware had maintained his composure talking with AP, he became emotional during an earlier interview with ESPN when talking about waking up and seeing the trophy. The coach downplayed staying with him at the hospital after his injury. “There’s not a coach in America that wouldn’t be there,” he said. And while Pitino said everyone can exhale now, the Cardinals had to take a deep breath when Ware went down Sunday. They eventually regrouped and took the lead at halftime against Duke en route to an 85-63 victory over the Blue Devils in Indianapolis. Through it all, Ware said he had to remain strong. He was placed on a stretcher and wheeled out of Lucas Oil Stadium to cheers of “Kevin Ware, Kevin Ware,” before heading to Methodist Hospital. Ware underwent a twohour operation to repair compound fractures of the tibia that left the leg at an odd angle. He awoke the next morning to discover he had become an overnight sensation, and the afterglow hasn’t waned. His condition and progress have been featured every day on the major networks, the Internet and especially social media. The Cardinals’ practice facility was surrounded by a phalanx of satellite trucks, and the interview requests helped Ware get an early jump on his rehab as he shuttled back and forth between makeshift sets. “It’s going to take a long

time to get where I want to be,” Ware said. Not that he’s dreading the hard work ahead. “I think God puts things in your life and you have to go through certain obstacles,” he said. “I just feel like these are obstacles that are going to make me grow up for the better. It’s going to open my eyes to a lot of things I probably haven’t seen before.” Ware said he has heard from several of his NBA idols, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Charles Barkley. The Louisville guard said he even has heard from first lady Michelle Obama and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. For the soft-spoken Ware, the support and media attention has meant more interviews than he ever imagined. “I had no idea I would get this kind of attention,” he said. “I’m one of those guys who just likes to play basketball. But the injury opened up a lot of peoples’ eyes and I really appreciate all the support. It really means a lot.” But as Ware cherishes the flood of warm wishes, he also is dealing with the irony of the injury’s occurrence with 6:33 remaining in the first half against Duke. He leaped high near the right sideline to defend a 3-point attempt, similar to a defensive play he made without incident in Louisville’s game in November against Duke in the Bahamas. This time he landed awkwardly, with the leg going in two different directions. “That was frustrating because it happened the same exact way, me making the play,” Ware said. “I was thinking then about just blocking the shot and that was what I was thinking this time. This was just different.”

HOUSTON – Texas manager Ron Washington certainly was impressed as he watched Yu Darvish flirt with perfection. He was even more blown away when he saw a TV replay of the Japanese star coming within an out of the second perfect game in Rangers history. “It wasn’t as nasty looking from the side as it was when I saw it on TV,” Washington said Wednesday. “He was nasty. I mean, his ball was moving all over the place. He had his cutter working. He had a breaking ball. He threw some splits. He threw a couple of change-ups. He threw very few four-seamers. To watch it after the fact, I said he was dominating.” The celebrated righthander struck out a career-high 14 in a 7-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. He was in complete control before Marwin Gonzalez grounded the first pitch he saw up the middle with two outs in the ninth inning. Darvish was unable to get his glove down in time and the ball skittered into center field well beyond a desperate dive by shortstop Elvis Andrus. Washington immediately went to the mound and signaled for a reliever after the hit by Gonzalez. He’d decided in the eighth inning that he’d pull him the moment there was a hit or a walk. “He hadn’t thrown that many pitches in spring training so I felt that when perfection was over, that was it,” Washington said. “We would have brought someone else in and hoped they could have got us what we needed to finish the game off.” Of course, Washington didn’t want to see Darvish lose the perfect game, but if it had

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Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish waves to the crowd while leaving the game after taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Astros on Tuesday night in Houston. to end, he was relieved it ended on a hit instead of a walk. “I felt like if he would have walked that guy, he was gone,” Washington said of Chris Carter, who took him to a full count before striking out in the eighth. “I’m glad [Gonzalez] got a base hit because I would have had darts in my back if I walked out there after a walk.” The Rangers were a bit concerned about Darvish’s pitch count getting too high Tuesday because he had pitched a high of 78 pitches this spring. Darvish, who threw 111 pitches Tuesday, acknowledged after the game that it was getting difficult in the late innings. “In spring training, I didn’t throw more than 80 pitches, so I felt really fatigued,” he said. Some wondered if Darvish attempted to talk Washington into letting him stay on the mound after the hit. Washington had a little fun answering that question. “No, because I don’t understand Japanese,” he said with a chuckle.

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Local photographer Cliff Cleland will present “Journeys: Near and Far,” an exhibit of photographs, at The Art Box in DeKalb. An artist reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Journeys: Near and Far Local photographer opens exhibit at The Art Box

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ccording to his wife, Marilyn, Cliff Cleland “is always on the lookout for a good picture. He takes his camera with him everywhere.” That pretty much includes most of the world. About 40 of his pictures will be displayed in Cleland’s one-man photo exhibit, “Journeys: Near and Far,” which will be at The Art Box, 309 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, through April 30. The opening reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. After getting his master’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University, the Chicago native became the first counselor at Kishwaukee College for four years. “When I was there, there were no buildings,” he said, adding that there were only the cornfields. “There was a farmhouse at the corner of (Route) 38 and Malta Road where we did all our business. My job was to register students and figure out their schedules.” From there, he went to Waubonsee Community College where he was a counselor for 26 years before retiring. From the time he was 12, Cleland has been taking pictures, first of family and friends, then of nature and buildings, both here and all over the world, Although he does sell his photographs, Cleland has never taken pictures professionally. “I’m just an amateur with better equipment,” he jokes. For the past few years, Cleland has been experimenting with color and form in his photographs, creating a photographic version of Impressionism. Cleland sat down with Shaw Media to discuss photography and his upcoming exhibit. Shaw Media: How did you get started in photography? Cliff Cleland: I really began as a kid. My

If you go What: “Journeys: Near and Far,” Cliff Cleland photo exhibit Where: The Art Box, 309 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb When: Through April 30; open reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Information: www.dekalbgallery.com or 815-758-0313

dad gave me a Kodak folding camera when I started the seventh grade. I began taking pictures, pretty much black and white. Not much architecture, mostly just people. I scanned a lot of them onto the computer. A couple of them should turn up in the program. In the service, my first assignment was in Morocco. I was just 18 and I picked up a 35-millimeter Argus. Film was pretty cheap there and processing wasn’t too bad either. I began taking pictures of sites. I took pictures of the people practically attached to our site. The only way to travel was by train. Tangiers was an easy train trip, just a couple of hours. And then our basketball team did some traveling. I took my camera with me. I still have a lot of them. So you’ve essentially been taking pictures ever since? Yes. As I got a better income, I got better equipment and I took more. For years, I continued taking pictures of my family, at family gatherings and weddings and so forth. Did you specialize in people then? It was pretty much just people I knew. What kind of a camera do you use now? I use a Nikon D-51. Do you shoot digital? All digital. Thank God for digital. I did take some wonderful shots with film, but the thing is you have to wait so long to see what you’ve got. If you just miss a shot and it’s out of focus, you know, you can reshoot

it. You can get different shots of the same thing. You can get 50 shots of the same thing; one of them should come out. I love digital. I don’t think I could ever go back to film. You know, it’s hard to find places that will process film. Do you prefer color or black and white photos? I’m pretty much using color. A lot of the stuff I’m doing I’m using metallic. I’m trying a new type of experiment photography. When you take trips, do you take your camera with you or do you specifically arrange a trip around some place you want to photograph? The last big camera vacations, I always carry my equipment with me. On one trip, I was carrying two cameras with me at all times. We went with a group of 12 and oftentimes they’d have to wait for me until I got all the photographs I want. Everyone was taking pictures, but I was taking more of them. Is there a favorite place in the world you like to photograph? When we were in Nova Scotia, and I was still using film, we went to Peggy’s Cove. Since then, I’ve read it’s the most photographed location in North America. The sun sets over this little harbor and, of course, all the sailboats and boats are there at the end of the day. So I went there, about 15 years ago, and here were these professional photographers with these huge cameras all over the place. You could have taken a picture of the photographers. It was a beautiful day. I took some nice shots. Costa Rica is another place I would love to go. They have the jungles there. What are your favorite subjects to photograph? I like the changing colors of special places like the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. What makes a good picture? I look for composition and color and contrast. I like contrasting color, contrasting action.

How did the exhibit come about? Dan (Grych) did the framing for some of my pictures and we got to be friends. He is an artist himself and mostly he does framing for paintings. How many pictures will there be? I took 40 over there and (Grych) will put up as many as he has room for. The theme is “The Journey.” I gave him some small black and whites I took in Chicago and some from Morocco and a whole bunch from my travels to China, Venice the Rocky Mountain National Park, out in Colorado and Wisconsin. We have a place up there we visit quite often. Some fall pictures. Do you choose the pictures that will go in the exhibit or how does that work? Actually, Dan came over here. I was having a hard time. I have so many and he said, “You can only choose so many. There’s only so much wall space.” So I laid them out and he came over one night and he went through it: “this will work and this will work.” And I added some others to go along with them. Is it exciting to have your own exhibit then? Oh, it’s very exciting. I’m looking forward to it. I like to share my photography with other folks. Let them see how I see the world, what appeals to me. Will your photographs be on sale at the show? I’ll sell what I can. I have backups of all of them. If I sell any of them, I’ll be really happy. Of all the pictures you’ve taken, are there any that stand out? Here’s a photograph of the entrance to the king of Morocco’s residence. Only the king and his entourage can go through there, and no photographs are allowed of the door. I don’t know if you’re violating the law by looking at this. I probably was by taking it.


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things to do this weekend

At the movies

The big movies opening in wide release this week are “Evil Dead,” an R remake of the cult horror classic by the same name; and the 3-D rerelease of the hit “Jurassic Park,” directed by Steven Spielberg.

STAGE

STAGE NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”: 7:30 p.m. April 4 to 6 and April 10 to 13; 2 p.m. April 7 and 14, Stevens Building Players Theatre, NIU, DeKalb. Tickets: $16, adults, $13, seniors, $8, students. Box office: 815-753-1600. www.niu.edu/theatre. DHS Spring Musical Theatre “The Drowsy Chaperone”: 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13, 2 p.m. April 14 in the DHS auditorium, 501 W. Dresser Road. Homage to the American musical of the Jazz Age. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, students, children and senior citizens. DeKalb middle school students get in free with their student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. One-woman performances by Pippa White: 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 11, Jenkins Auditorium, Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. “As Far As the Eye Can See,” a story of people and the prairie, at 12:30 p.m and “The Story of the Orphan Train” at 7 p.m. Free. Information: 815-825-2086, ext. 2040. www.pippawhite1co. com. Stage Coach Players’ “The Robin Hood Capers”: 7:30 p.m. May 2 to 4 and May 9 to 11, 2 p.m. May 12, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Shrek The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. June 13 to 15, 2 p.m. June 15 and 16, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring”: 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Company”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.

Final Four

New Beer’s Eve

The Final Four is Saturday. Will underdog Wichita State pull off another huge win? Who will win the matchup of the No. 4 teams? Tune in starting at 5:05 p.m. Saturday. Louisville and Wichita State play first, followed by Michigan vs. Syracuse. For the latest news, videos and more, go to the official March Madness website, www.ncaa.com/marchmadness.

Need something to drink while you watch sports? Saturday is New Beer’s Eve, an unofficial holiday that celebrates the end of Prohibition. (People lined up outside breweries and taverns on April 6, 1933, waiting for midnight to strike so they could legally buy alcohol.) Today, New Beer’s Eve and the following day – National Beer Day – are days to appreciate your adult beverage of choice.

Play ball

Let the feathers fly

In addition to the NCAA tournament, there are plenty of sporting events taking place this weekend. Major League Baseball is in full swing, and the NBA, NHL and Major League Soccer are all in action. And don’t forget that the Masters Tournament begins next Thursday.

stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. ART ART Sit With an Artist at Taxco: 5 to 8 p.m. April 4, Taxco Mexican Restaurant, 223 W. State St., Sycamore. Presented by Artist Co-op members of Art Attack. Spencer Siebeck will present two painted/decorated skulls and two drawings and talk about her work. Mark Kryger will discuss the forming, glazing and firing of his pieces. Women’s History Month Art Show at DAWC Extended: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays through April 5, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Free; open to the public. Tributes to famous women artists Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo, along with original art by local women artists Julia Kiefer-Bell, Dorothea Bilder, Kimberly Mullarkey, Anna Marie Coveny, Nancy Baker, Mary von Zellen, Siew Lian Lim and Marilyn Hrymak. Information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. DeKalb Schools All District Art Show: 5 to 8 p.m. April 16 through 18, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Artist reception: 5 to 8 p.m. April 18. The concession stand will be open. All proceeds benefit the Egyptian Theatre. “Journeys: Near and Far” Cliff Cleland Photographic

Saturday is International Pillow Fight Day. Seriously. Groups around the world get together and have a good-spirited pillow fight.

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Exhibition: through April 30 at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Opening reception: 2 to 4 p.m. April 7. “MAPPING: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography”: through May 24, South Gallery, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Public reception: 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 4. www.niu.edu/artmuseum. “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera”: through May 15, Northern Illinois University Anthropology Museum, Fay-Cooper Cole Hall, DeKalb. An exhibit of more than 150 rarely shown art pieces and artifacts from Southeast Asia. Information: 815-753-2520 or 815-753-1771. “OBJECTIVE / SUBJECTIVE: Mapping as Visual Language”: through May 24, North and Rotunda galleries, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Public reception: 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 4. www.niu.edu/artmuseum. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762 History/memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free. www. dekalbalumni.org, 815-757-5959, 815-757-0462 or 815-758-3635. COMEDY COMEDY PR Productions’ Improv Comedy Night: 8 p.m. April 5, River’s Edge Theatre, 217 S. Bridge

St., Yorkville. Tickets: $12 at www.wewantpr.com or 630-882-0035. Tickets may be available at the door, based on availability. Information: www. wewantpr.com

REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit www.stcharles.zanies.com for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS ReuseApalooza3: 7 p.m. April 5, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Features local artists and vendors that specialize in reusing items for their artistry, live music, and a petition-signing to ban plastic water bottles in vending machines on NIU’s campus. $5. Finn Hall History Discussion at DAWC: 7 to 9 p.m. April 5, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., DeKalb. NIU sociology associate professor Diane Rodgers and graduate students Jessica Peterson, Jill Sanderson and Lucy Sosa will present research that led to the recent local historic landmark status from the city of DeKalb for Majakka Hall, the former Finnish Temperance Society Meeting Hall in “Finn Town”. Free; open to the public. Coffee, tea and Finnish treats will be served. 815-758-1351. dawc@ niu.edu. Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival: 9 to 11 p.m. April 8 and 10, Jameson Auditorium, Cole Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Free. www2. comm.niu.edu/realitybytes. Top 10 Film Series: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Schedule: 1. “Citizen Kane,” 6:30 p.m. April 9. Tickets: $7, adults; $5, students and seniors. Purchase advance tickets at www. egyptiantheatre.org. Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. April 16, The House Cafe,

263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. See www.BarbCitySwing.com for coming dates and look for the group on Facebook. ALPHA: Friends of Antiquity Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m., Jack Arends Visual Arts Building, Room 102, NIU, DeKalb. Free and open to the public. Series schedule: • April 18: “To Whom Do Antiquities Belong? The Legal and Illegal Trafficking of Antique Art Objects,” Professor Ralph Burin, Department of Art History, Harper College, Palatine “Digging for Home,” BookSigning: 1 to 3 p.m. April 20, Carriage House, Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb. Local author Jimmy Ball will launch his newly published book and be available for signing. MUSIC MUSIC My Gold Mask: 9 p.m. April 4, Otto’s Niteclub & Underground, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Rock Against Rape: 8 to 11 p.m. April 4, Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge, NIU, DeKalb. Free concert hosted by Victim Advocacy Services and the Women’s Resource Center at NIU. Information: Kelly Phelan at 815-753-0320. Guest pianist Ashlee Mack recital: 6:30 p.m. April 5, Recital Hall, NIU Music Building, 300 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Free; open to the public. Doug Church: 8 p.m. April 6, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. 815786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse.org. NIU Steelband and All University Steelband spring concert: 3 p.m. April 7, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, DeKalb. Free; open to the public. www.niu.edu/music. NIU Jazz Ensemble spring concert: 8 p.m. April 11, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, NIU, DeKalb. Trumpeter Sean Jones is the featured guest. Free; open to the public. Bob & the Beachcombers: 8 p.m. April 20, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www. sandwichoperahouse.org. Montgomery Gentry with special guest Chuck Wicks: 7 p.m. April 21, NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $36 and $26. NIU students get a $5 discount. Tickets can be purchased at the Convo Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster. com or 800-745-3000. www. convocenter.niu.edu. Aaron Carter with special guests Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, and Teddy Geiger: 7 p.m. May 3, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $35, premium reserved seats; $22, regular reserved seats. Tickets available at 815-758-1225 or

www.egyptiantheatre.org. Glenn Miller Orchestra: 2 pm. May 4, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $27 to $32, premium reserved seats; $20 to $25, regular reserved seats. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. www. egyptiantheatre.org. The Diamonds: 8 p.m. May 11, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. Survivor and John Waite: 7:30 p.m. May 17, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $39.50 to $59.50 at www.egyptiantheatre.org, 815758-1225, or at the box office. Box office hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. www.sycamoreartattack.org or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. www.csa.niu.edu or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www.breadandroseschorus.org. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, NIU Music Building. New singers invited. Call 630-453-8006 for an interview with conductor Jen Whiting. www.dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Greater Kishwaukee Area Concert Band Ninth Season rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, band room at Door 16 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Allvolunteer band for anyone age 18 or older who has played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. No auditions needed. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@ aol.com.

Ebert: Cancer returns, Leno to leave NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ taking ‘leave of presence’ By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert said he’s been diagnosed with cancer again and that he will scale back his prolific writing of movie reviews while undergoing radiation treatment. In a blog post, the 70-year-old said he’ll take a “leave of presence.” “I am not going away,” the ailing Pulitzer Prize winner wrote in a note posted late Tuesday. “My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers. ... What’s more, I’ll be able at last to do what I’ve always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review.” The veteran critic battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost the ability to speak and eat during previous surgery, which also left him with a facial disfigurement. Ebert said the cancer recurrence was discovered after a “painful fracture” that made it difficult for him to walk. He

hospitalized late last year with a hip fracture. “It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital,” he wrote. In addition to the select movie reviews he’ll write, Ebert said he also plans to spend time writing about his own illness. “I may write about what it’s like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you,” he said. “So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness.” Ebert penned more than 300 reviews last year. He also said he plans to relaunch his website and roll out several other projects later this year. Ebert began reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967 and marked his 46th anniversary at the paper on Wednesday. He was the nation’s foremost movie critic on television on shows such as “Sneak Previews” and “At the Movies.”

NEW YORK – NBC on Wednesday announced its long-rumored switch in late night, replacing Jay Leno at the “Tonight” show with Jimmy Fallon and moving the iconic franchise back to New York. Fallon will take over in about a year, the switch coinciding with NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage next year. Veteran “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels also will take over as executive producer of “Tonight.” NBC made no announcement on who would replace Fallon at the 12:35 a.m. “Late Night” slot, although Seth Meyers of “Saturday Night Live” is considered a strong candidate. The change at “Tonight,” the longest-running and most popular late-night talk show, had been widely reported but not confirmed by the network until Wednesday. NBC reportedly just wrapped up negotiations with Fallon on a contract extension. Steve Burke, chief executive officer of NBC Universal, said the network is purposefully making the move when Leno is still at the top of the ratings, just as when Leno replaced Johnny Carson at “Tonight” in 1992. “Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time,” Burke said.

Leno, in a statement, offered his congratulations to Fallon. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy,” he said. “If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” Fallon said: “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.” NBC has been quietly building a new studio for Fallon at its Rockefeller Center headquarters. “Tonight” began in New York in the 1950s, but Carson moved it to California in 1972. Starting next year, Fallon, Letterman, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will tape late-night shows in New York. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and TNT’s Conan O’Brien will be the top California-based shows. “The ‘Tonight’ show will bring even more jobs and economic activity to our city, and we couldn’t be happier that one of New York’s own is bringing the show back to where it started, and where it belongs,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. New York state recently added a tax credit in its budget that seemed designed specifically to benefit NBC’s move East with “Tonight.” While a storied part of television tradition, the network late-night shows find themselves with much

more competition now with cable programs like “Adult Swim,” smaller talk shows hosted by the Comedy Central duo of Stewart and Colbert, Chelsea Handler and a device — a large number of people take that time to watch programs they had taped earlier on their DVRs. NBC is worried that ABC’s Kimmel will establish himself as a go-to late night performer for a younger generation if the network doesn’t move swiftly to install Fallon. ABC moved Kimmel’s time slot to directly compete with Leno earlier this year. But the move also has the potential to backfire with Leno’s fans, who did not embrace O’Brien when Leno was temporarily moved to prime time a few years ago. “The guys at NBC are not totally stupid and are not going to shoot themselves in the foot,” said Gary Carr, senior vice president and executive director of national broadcast for the ad buying firm TargetCast. “I think it’s a good move for them long-term. But it may have short-term ramifications.” NBC has long prided itself on smooth transitions but that reputation took a hit with the short-lived and ill-fated move of O’Brien to “Tonight” and Leno to prime-time a few years ago.


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NIU Jazz Ensemble plans spring concert The legendary Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Board of Trustees Professor Ronald Carter, will perform its Spring Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. April 11. The concert, which takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Sean Jones is the featured guest. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978, Jones began playing trumpet in the fifth grade, and by high school had developed a strong interest in jazz, especially the music of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis.

Sean Jones will perform with the Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble at its spring concert next week. Provided photo

Gigs at local jazz clubs and performances with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra followed, and Jones ultimately earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Youngstown State University. He later earned a master’s degree from Rutgers University. Since that time, Jones has performed with a variety of top musicians, including Joe Lovano and Frank Foster. He also is a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and a professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. For more information, or to reserve seating, contact Lynn Slater at lslater@niu.edu.

NIU hosts Reality Bytes student film festival The Northern Illinois University Department of Communication is preparing to raise the curtain on its popular Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival at the Jameson Auditorium, located inside Cole Hall. Free and open to the public, the 12th annual festival will feature student-film screenings from 9 to 11 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. NIU alumnus Robert Katz, an acclaimed film and television producer and production executive, will be the special guest speaker from 7 to 9 p.m.

April 11, the final night of the festival. During that time, Katz also will announce the Reality Bytes awards. Katz has more than 23 years of experience in film production, development and finance, and he has substantial access into the executive and creative communities within the motion-picture industry. He has worked on more than 25 movies alongside some of the industry’s most highly accomplished writers, directors, actors and crews. Katz’s feature film credits include “Crash,” which won

the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005, along with “Law Abiding Citizen,” “The Illusionist,” “The Painted Veil,” “One Hour Photo,” “Seabiscuit” and the experimental film “Slipstream,” which was written by Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins also directed and starred in the production. Katz arranged for six NIU students studying under Laura Vazquez, a professor of media production and theory, to work on “Slipstream.” Katz recently served as president of Dimension Films for Bob and Harvey

Weinstein, where he oversaw all aspects of the famed company, which produced blockbuster franchises such as “Scream,” “Scary Movie” and “Spy Kids.” NIU’s Reality Bytes film festival was established in 2001 by Vazquez to give film students the opportunity to competitively screen their work. She serves as festival director. “Year after year, we see growth in film festival submissions and in the quality of work from high school and college filmmakers – evidence

that independent filmmaking continues to thrive,” Vazquez said in a news release. The film festival this year has received more than 70 submissions from high school, undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and around the world. Fifteen short films have been selected for screening, including documentaries and fiction films. The selected films vary in genre from comedy to

drama to animation and focus specifically on strong storytelling. Each film category also will include a “Best in Show” award. There also will be a “Best in Show” award for the high school film category. More information about the festival is available via Twitter and Facebook (where you can join the Festival Event) or by contacting Carrie Foor, lead logistics coordinator, at niurealitybytes@ gmail.com.

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‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ opens tonight Class warfare, a child custody battle and personal courage are just a few of the themes presented in the next staged production of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University. “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Bertolt Brecht in 1944, is the sixth Mainstage Series production of the school’s 2012-2013 season. The show is guest directed by Michael Goldberg, artistic associate at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook. Last February, he directed “The Ascent of F6” at NIU. “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” is a play based on the Bible story of King Solomon

and the baby. The story is set in 1980s Yugoslavia, when the country was in political and social turmoil. Amidst the chaos, a young peasant girl named Grusha Vachnadze rescues a baby without knowing the child’s true parents. Grusha raises the baby as her own and later comes face to face with the baby’s birth mother, Natella, the wife of the governor. A fight for custody before a judge ensues, and it is decided there is only one way to determine who the true mother is: the test of the chalk circle. Goldberg said one of the main themes of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” is how the perception of social classes is

held by all people, regardless of their position in the social hierarchy. The upper and lower class structure theme also is evident in the type of music played during the play. The actors perform gypsy music with a folkloric tone, which is contrasted with the percussive pre-recorded music that makes up the rest of the show’s soundtrack. Goldberg considers “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” a historical piece that shows a very specific part of history that he hopes will bridge the gap between a period drama and the modern lives of audience members. “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” will run April 4

through 7 and April 10 through 14 in the Stevens Building Players Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information, call the Stevens Building box office at 815-7531600 or visit www.niu.edu/ theatre.

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Wife sees trouble in eyes of husband, clerk Dear Abby: My husband, “Wade,” and I went into a convenience store near our home that we frequent regularly. A new employee – a pretty, much younger girl – stared at Wade with an expression of recognition and surprise on her face. When I asked him what that was about, he laughed it off and said I was “imagining things.” The next time we saw her, Wade acted nervous and started talking fast, as if trying to distract me. He seemed to be avoiding eye contact with her. She ignored me while obviously trying to lock eyes with Wade. The third time, she again ignored me but smirked and giggled while we were checking out. Then she shouted, “See ya later!” to my husband as we

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips were walking out the door. When I turned, I caught Wade glaring at her. When I asked why he did it, he replied, “I looked at her like that because she was acting like an idiot.” When I asked why she’d be acting like an idiot if they didn’t know each other, he started screaming at me. He called me crazy and threatened to leave me if I bring the subject up again. Should I ask her why she seems so amused by my husband? And why is he angry at me? – Smells Something Fishy

Dear Smells: By all means ask because I’ll bet she is dying to tell you. Your husband may have been seeing her or someone she knows. He attacked you because he felt guilty about something and didn’t want to discuss it. It proves the truth of the adage, “The best defense is a strong offense.” Believe me, you have my sympathy, but you need to get to the bottom of this, so don’t put it off. Dear Abby: What do you call additions to your family that result from second or third marriages? Our daughter died several years ago. I refer to her widower as my son-inlaw, but what term should I use when I introduce his new wife? She has two daughters from a previous marriage – sweet girls who call me

“Granddad.” Technically, they are not my granddaughters – but what are they? These are just two examples of modern relationships that seem to require a new vocabulary. I have tried searching the Internet for answers without luck. Any suggestions? – Family Man in Texas Dear Family Man: When introducing your late daughter’s husband and his wife, try this: “This is my son-in-law ‘Sam’ and his wife, ‘Virginia.’” If you’re asked for clarification, which I doubt will happen, give more details. As to the woman’s daughters who are not blood related to you, because they call you “Granddad,” refer to them as your granddaughters and leave it at that.

Dear Abby: Where does the priest get the ashes for Ash Wednesday? – Mary in Vista, Calif. Dear Mary: Traditionally, palm branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned to create the ashes, and those ashes are retained for the next year’s Ash Wednesday. Some people keep the palm fronds from the last Palm Sunday tucked behind a cross or a religious picture in their home and bring them to be burned. I have this on good authority. (When I told a priest I would have guessed they were left over from the Inquisition, he laughed.) • Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Having different symptoms for same problem Dear Dr. K: It’s obvious that there are some health problems that affect only women, and others that affect only men. But for the health problems that affect both women and men, are there differences in symptoms, or in reactions to treatments? Dear Reader: That’s an interesting question. Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes. Heart disease is a good example. Angina and heart attacks occur when too little blood flows to the heart through arteries. The classic symptom is chest pain or pressure that travels to the left arm, jaw or neck when you exert yourself. But men are much more likely than women to have

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff these typical symptoms. Instead, women can have shortness of breath, abdominal pain and fatigue. In addition, misleading test results for heart disease are more common for women. An angiogram is considered to be the “gold standard” for checking for blockages in the coronary arteries (the main arteries of the heart). But the test may miss important narrowings in women. That’s because women are more likely to have narrowing of small coronary arteries that do not show up well with an

angiogram. These narrowings could cause angina or a heart attack. There are other examples of how men and women respond differently to a disease or its treatment. Women tend to heal faster from injuries, and they recover better from strokes than men. Women also respond differently to medications; they tend to have more or different side effects from the same dose of medication, perhaps due to body size and hormones. There are also conditions that are more common in one gender than the other: • Depression and certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, are more common

among women. Interestingly, most autoimmune diseases in animals also are more common in the females of the species. • Sleep apnea is more common among men. The danger is that people and their doctors may dismiss the possibility of a condition when it occurs in the gender that gets it less often. And that’s something that all doctors – male and female – should always bear in mind. I’ve learned that lesson more than once. Once a man in his late 70s called me to say he was concerned about a lump under the skin on his chest. At least 99 times out of 100, such a little lump under the skin is one of two things:

a little ball of fat called a lipoma, or a plugged-up gland called a sebaceous cyst. So I knew that’s what it was going to be. But when I examined his lump, it wasn’t soft and squishy as I had expected. It was rock hard and was sitting in the skin right over his breast. The biopsy showed that the man had breast cancer. I knew that, on rare occasion, men could get breast cancer, but I had never seen it in a male patient of mine – before or since.

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

Give him a smile when you return the ring Dr. Wallace: Todd and I have been dating for more than two years, and we both planned that someday we would become husband and wife. I am now 20, and Todd is 22. Last Christmas, Todd gave me a rather expensive ring as a gift. The ring had an emerald mounted on a 14-carat-gold base. It is beautiful, and I was thrilled to receive it. But since receiving the ring, things between us have gone cold. Todd has accepted a job in Atlanta. I begged him not to take it, but he said that he was going to take it, and if I wanted, I could move to

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Atlanta, and we could live together. I told him that I wasn’t going to Atlanta and that the time had come that our relationship should end. He agreed and then shocked me by asking me to return the ring he gave me. I told him it was a gift, and I need time to think about returning or keeping it. He said that he wanted it back because the ring belonged to

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TODAY – Sometimes, we’re inclined to believe that it’s impossible to profit from anything we truly like, which is totally wrong. The year ahead is likely to change your thinking in this area. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Offering unsolicited advice is risky at best, so if you do so anyway, make sure the recipient knows that it’s just a suggestion. You don’t want to be held accountable for unpleasantness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You’re likely to have rigid ideas about how things should be done, so any input from a friend or associate could be disruptive. Try to keep an open mind. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – It isn’t always smart to try to do something the way another does, even if that person’s work is excellent. What’s viable for him or her might not be a good fit for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Try to avoid a risky financial arrangement that you know little about and have little control over. Now is not the time to take chances. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – An old, unresolved disagreement between you and your special someone could rear its ugly head if you allow it. Letting outsiders into your business could make matters worse. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Labors of love are likely to be handled with remarkable skill, but, by the same token, you might not want to be identified with something that you dislike but are required to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Even though your earning potential is excellent, the way you manage your affairs may not be up to snuff. Try to bring your “A-game” to everything you take on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – In order to complete what you start, you need to put limitations on how much you attempt to do. Work on one assignment at a time, and proceed slowly and cautiously. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Instead of trying to rectify another’s erroneous perception of you, you’re likely to let it go unchallenged and brood about the injustice being done to you. Why? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be on guard, because there is reason to believe that you could be the target of an expert manipulator. Speak up and don’t be a victim. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Be careful not to do anything that could offend someone important to you. You may think your behavior is funny, but the person who pays your salary is likely to be ticked off. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – As always, you will have a choice of how you view developments: positively or negatively. Don’t envision failure when it’s just as easy to see success.

his mother, and he wanted to make sure his wife would eventually wear it. It is now impossible that Todd and I will ever get married to each other. I can honestly say that at this very moment, I don’t like him one bit. Now for my question: Should I keep the gift he gave me, or do you think I should return the ring to him? If you say to return it, it doesn’t mean that I will take your advice. I’m just curious about your decision. – Kelly, Boston, Mass. Kelly: Why would you want to keep a ring given to you by someone you don’t like?

8SUDOKU

Remember, every time you wear it, it will bring back unpleasant memories. Return the ring with a smile, not a frown, on your face! Returning the ring will make your future more enjoyable. Dr. Wallace: I’m in the 11th grade and 17 years old. I don’t like my first name at all and plan to have it legally changed before I graduate from high school so that my transcripts and diploma will have my new name instead of the one I despise. My parents said they didn’t care if I changed my name, but my grandmother is adamant that she will

disown me if I do this. I was named Bertha, and I want it legally changed to Megan. Oh, yes, I forgot to tell you that I was named after my grandmother. – Bertha/Megan, Chicago Bertha/Megan: Change your name legally to Megan. Grandma will be upset, but it’s not her call or her life. My guess is that she’ll eventually get over her pique and accept your decision.

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

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

If that was tough, now try this one Emile-Auguste Chartier, a French philosopher and journalist who was commonly known as Alain, said, “We prove what we want to prove. The real difficulty is to know what we want to prove.” At the bridge table, we know how many tricks we need to win. The real difficulty can be knowing how to do that. In this deal, for example, South needs 10 tricks to make four spades. But how should he play after West leads the club jack? North’s three-spade rebid was game-forcing, announcing exactly three-card spade support. He got two shortage points for his doubletons, making his hand worth 13 support points. (It also had only seven losers, which was the number for a game-force.) South plowed on, hoping for the best. (South thought about suggesting three no-trump over three spades, but that contract would have failed after a club lead.) Even if spades are breaking 3-2, South seems to have four losers: two spades, one heart and one club. And if he immediately plays on spades, he will lose those tricks. Declarer must find a different plan. There is one realistic hope. South should win the first trick with his club ace and lead a spade to the ace (not vital, but it will save an undertrick if spades are 4-1 and the defender with one spade has at most two diamonds). Then he plays on diamonds, starting with his queen, the honor from the shorter side first. On the third diamond, declarer discards his club loser. Yes, West ruffs, but it costs one of his natural trump tricks. South loses only two spades and one heart.


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Art museum features maps as functional art As part of the Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s upcoming Mapping Exhibition Suite, “MAPPING: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography” features the evolution of maps as both tools for navigation and beautiful works of art. This exhibition will be curated by NIU Museum Studies students enrolled in ART 656 and will be held in the South Gallery of the NIU Art

Museum through May 24. A public reception will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. This exhibition will focus on the historical evolution of mapping from the maps used by early European scholars that merely hypothesized the shapes of parts of the world, into the contemporary realm of cartography. Many of the maps created by famed early map-makers, like

8BRIEFS NIU hosts guest pianist Northern Illinois University’s School of Music will host a recital featuring guest pianist Ashlee Mack performing new and recent music for piano solo. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall of the Music Building, 300 Lucinda Ave., and is free and open to the public. The program will consist of music written by composers Frank Felice, Jeff Herriott, Paul Paccione, James Romig, Olivier Messiaen and School of Music faculty member David Maki. Specializing in contemporary music, Ashlee Mack performs solo and chamber music with new-music organizations such as the Society for Chromatic Art, Vox Novus, New Music Forum, and the Iowa Composers Forum. She has given recitals in Germany, Italy and across the United States. Recent concerts and presentations include events at Columbia University, Cincinnati Conservatory, University of Denver, Juilliard, Northwestern University, Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College. Mack’s recordings of Odds and Ends by Robert Morris and For Milton by Christian Carey are featured on a Milton Babbitt memorial CD published by Perspectives of New Music/ Open Space. Her recording of James Romig’s Transparencies was recently released on Navona Records. Upcoming projects include performances with pianist Katherine Palumbo, concerts of new music with composer/pianist David Maki, and an artist residency at Grand Canyon National Park in December 2013. Mack’s primary teachers include Lois Svard (Bucknell University), Michael Adcock (Washington, DC), and Alan Huckleberry (University of Iowa). She is the coordinator of piano instruction at Knox College in Galesburg. For more information, contact David Maki at 815-7537699 or dmaki@niu.edu.

The House hosts ReuseApalooza3 Northern Illinois University’s Green Paws Environmental Alliance will host a community event created to promote repurposing. ReuseApalooza3, set for 7 p.m. Friday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, will feature local artists and vendors that specialize in reusing items for their artistry, live art, a petition-signing to ban plastic water bottles in vending machines on NIU’s campus, and an evening highlighting local, national and multi-faceted music. In addition to creating awareness on the environmental importance of reusing and repurposing, this event also hopes to raise awareness about the negative impact plastic water bottles have on our environment and our health. The evening will feature sets from six bands including a singer who was a contestant on TV’s “The Voice,” a threepiece cello band that plays orchestral renditions of rock/ metal/pop songs, smooth sounds of jazz and a revolutionary hip hop artist promoting empowerment through the arts, as well as performances from several local bands. Admission is $5.

The Third Onion presents five plays in four weeks The student-run production scheme of the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance, The Third Onion, has announced an ambitious schedule of plays to be performed over a four-week period beginning this week. The Third Onion will present four original plays and another by playwright James McLure in NIU’s Stevens Building Corner Theatre between today and May 3. McLure’s “Laundry and Bourbon” will be directed by MFA candidate Kendra Holten Helton and will stage at 10 p.m. today through Saturday. The play revolves around characters Elizabeth and her friend Hattie as they fold laundry, watch TV, sip bourbon and Coke, and gossip about the many secrets that come with small town life. Tickets cost $3 at the door. “Daughters of Waterloo,” by Dr. Robert Schneider, will stage at 10 p.m. April 11 through 13. This first reading of a new, generation-gap comedy by the head of NIU’s playwriting faculty will benefit the BFA/MFA audition fund. The performance is free, but donations are welcome. “The Mechanics of Birds,” a new play written by BFA in acting candidates Matthew Yee and Mackenzie Parker, will run at 10 a.m. April 25 through 27. The cast will create a flying machine in front of the audience and prepare to take flight. Tickets cost $3 at the door. “I wanted to write something that captured the essence of those mad artists and inventors who literally sacrificed life and limb in order to leave the ground – if only for a moment,” Yee said in a news release. “Nu Plaie Knight,” a staged reading of a new work created out of this semester’s Playwriting Studio course, features writing by BA in theater studies student Hailey Shelton and MFA in acting candidate Jacob Smith and will be performed only at 10 p.m. May 2. Admission and popcorn are free and audience discussion after the play is welcome. Admission is also free for “Pyramid Scheme” written by Schneider as well. The reading, under the direction of Anthony Perrella Jr., will take place one time only at 7 p.m. on May 3. During “Pyramid Scheme,” the audience will travel from century to century as architects, archeologists and miscellaneous mystics delve into the mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, the world’s largest tomb. For more information, contact Schneider at 815-7538263 or by email at rschneider@niu.edu.

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Gerardus Mercator or Abraham Ortellius, do not simply show geographical features, but also contain monsters, sailing ships and gods as decorative elements. These early pieces of cartographic draftsmanship were not always intended for use as navigational aids, but were sometimes designed to adorn the homes of wealthy and scholarly members of the aristocracy. The star charts created by An-

dreas Cellarius present an artistic facsimile of what scholars in the 17th century believed the solar system was like. Some of these works focus more heavily on artistic interpretations of the constellations than the any real astronomical data. However, these maps were offered as an accurate view of the world as it was perceived by the scholars at that point in history. As time progressed, maps became

more sophisticated but, for the most part, suffered in terms of visual appeal. Still, some maps maintained an artistic spirit while accurately representing the world, like the Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion Map, which is visually impressive, geographically accurate and designed to inspire readers to visualize the world in a different way. For more information, visit www.niu.edu/artmuseum.

Program on wet and needle felting

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Susan Neri-Waldron will present a demonstration on wet and needle felting at the tonight’s meeting of the Kishwaukee Valley Art League.

Susan Neri-Waldron will present a demonstration on wet and needle felting at the next meeting of the Kishwaukee Valley Art League to be held at 7 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church, North Fourth and Locust streets in DeKalb. Waldron and her husband own an alpaca farm near Elgin. Waldron offers classes and workshops in wet and dry and needle felting, and she sells kits for beginners. She is both an experienced oil painter and a creator of felted art. She and her husband own 43 Suri alpacas, so she produces her own alpaca fiber. The alpaca fiber is hand-dyed, and it feels like a combination of cashmere and silk. Waldron said she feels a spiritual connection between the gentle animals they have raised and the composition of her felt tapestries. The felt process is a wetting down of the fibers with soapy water and slightly agitated; the microscopic barbs, similar to Velcro, which are on all fibers, hook together, and allow the creation of scenes that are both visual and tactile experiences. The finished product is both more sturdy and more durable than it appears. “My oil painting has grown tremendously with my experience with felt, and my felting has grown from my oil painting,” Waldron said in a news release. “I am living a life I had only dreamed of ... being able to work on my art all the time, that has been the dream since I was small.” For more about Waldron and her work, visit www. susanwaldronart.com. Refreshments will be served after the program. All are invited to attend; there is no admission or membership obligation to attend KVAL meetings. KVAL is a nonprofit organization that meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month except January. Most meetings have a program or demonstration on some form of art by a practicing artist.

KC hosts performances by Pippa White Kishwaukee College will welcome actress Pippa White to campus for two performances on April 11. At 12:30 p.m., White will perform “As Far As the Eye Can See” and at 7 p.m. she will perform “The Story of the Orphan Train.” Both shows will be in Jenkins Auditorium at Kishwaukee College and are free and open to the public. Pippa White is no stranger to Kishwaukee College. She performed “Voices from Ellis Island” and “Voices from the Resistance” at the college in the past to standing room only audiences. After a successful career in theater and television, White drew on her experience, talent and gift for replicating nuances of accent and inflection to form One’s Company Productions in 1994. One’s Company Productions allows her to combine theater, storytelling and history. She travels the United States with her one-woman performances. Each show is crafted by White from the letters, diaries and memoirs of real people who witnessed and lived history. With a few simple props and changes in physical presentation and voice, Pippa White makes his-

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themselves in extraordinary places and times. “As Far As the Eye Can See” will take the audience to the American Prairie and the vivid but quiet courage of the people who settled it and called it home. From the earliest pioneers through the Dust Bowl and the Native Americans who saw the transformation of the land they called home, White brings the prairie and all its people to life. “The Story of the Orphan Train” addresses a little known piece of American history: the transport of homeless orphans from Eastern cities to live with families settling the Western

frontier. Rounded up off the streets and placed on trains bound to places they could not even imagine, between 200,000 and 500,000 children made a trip that gave them hope for a brighter future in the unknown frontier with families they had never met or seen. Both performances are made possible by funding from the Kishwaukee College Foundation. For more information, contact the Continuing Education department at 815825-2086, ext. 2040. For more information on Pippa White and One’s Company Productions, visit www.pippawhite1co.com.

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FURNITURE - GLASSWARE - COLLECTABLES - VEHICLE FURNITURE: Several matching walnut end tables w/marble tops; Walnut marble top bible table; Walnut marble top coffee table; Oak round coffee table w/claw feet; 2 - Matching Victorian chairs; Victorian style couch; Victorian love seat; 6 Pressed back cherry wood chairs; Walnut commode; Lighted curio cabinet; Painted gate leg table; Pie crust table; Ornate knick knack shelf; 2 pc Cherry bedroom set; 4 pc Maple bedroom set; Several couches; Swivel rocking chairs; Mahogany China cabinet; Oriental type cabinet; Wool area rug; Several knotted area rugs; Oriental wall art; Several prints; Gone With The Wind lamp; Cranberry Globe hanging lamp; Floor & table lamps; Seth Thomas clock; Samsung 32” Flat screen TV. COLLECTABLES/GLASSWARE: Sterling silver flatware set; Sterling serving pieces; Hummel figurines (22 m.o.c.); Lladro figurines (3); Royal Dalton & B & G Figurines; Wedgewood China (Country Side); Noritake China sets; 14K & 18K Gold pendant sets; 14K & 18K Gold diamond & stone rings; 14K Gold Bracelets & Neck chains; Other assorted jewelry; Hand painted bowls; GE award pins & badges; Vintage hats; Vintage furs; Consumers milk bottle, DeKalb, IL; Sponge ware pitcher; Cook books; Embroidered items; Assorted hand stitched quilts; Several GE Record players & radios; Several Miscellaneous items too numerous to mention. GARAGE ITEMS: Hand tools; Long handle tools; Patio furniture; Lawn ornaments; Toro snow blower; Electric push mower; Set of aluminum ramps; Assorted fasteners; Usual garage items too numerous to mention. VEHICLE: 2009 Buick Lucerne CXL; 3.9 Liter V6 SFI; 4 Door Sedan; Fully Loaded; Shows only 6400+ miles; VERY CLEAN!; GARAGE KEPT!

Upon and at the sale of residential real estate, the purchaser shall pay to the person conducting the sale a fee for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, as reflected in the receipt of sale issued to the purchaser, provided that in no event shall the fee exceed $300. The purchaser of a condominium unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act [765 ILCS 605/9] which may include the common expenses or the amount of any unpaid fine when due, the amount thereof together with any interest, late charges, reasonable attorney fees incurred enforcing the covenants of the condominium instruments, rules and regulations of the board of managers, or any applicable statute or ordinance, and costs of collections and the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). Upon the sale being made and the successful bidder tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a certificate or receipt of sale will be issued which will entitle the successful bidder to a deed upon Court confirmation of said sale. The terms of sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and is in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property is improved by a residence. Property may not be inspected prior to sale. The Judgment amount was $45,706.40. Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO POSSESSION FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER FOR POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 150701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW (735 ILCS 5/15-1701(C)).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE Case Number 12 CH 517 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by said Court in the aboveentitled cause, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on Thursday, the Ninth (9th) day of May, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 p.m., at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so

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

Laing Mgmt. DeKalb 1BR $540, 2BR $640

815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

SYCAMORE - Large Quiet 1 bedroom + office/nursery in Historic area of Syc. $850/mo. Inc Garage, Heat, H2O. Call 815-739-6061 Sycamore: 1711 DeKalb Ave. Large 2 BR, 1.5BA. W/D in apt, D/W, C/A, microwave, stove, frig, disposal, balcony doors, security system. $790/mo. 815-756-2637

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

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

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

Sycamore 2 Bedroom Home

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

815-758-7859 DeKalb – 1148 ½ Market St. 2 BD upper apt. 1st/sec dep. $600 month 815-756-6201

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

DEKALB ~ 227 N. 1st Large 2BR, carport, a/c, laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DeKalb Exc for Grad Students 2 bedroom in quiet building. W/D, parking, $725/mo. 815-895-5047

DeKalb Quiet 1 & 2BR

Lease, deposit, ref. No pets.

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

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

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

GENOA LARGE 1BR Off-St parking, appls, W/D, garbage. No pets. $570/mo+sec. 815-761-1975

Genoa. 1BR, freshly painted, new carpet. All appls, A/C. Quiet neighborhood. Off street parking. $525/mo. 815-751-5201

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

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

ROCHELLE LARGE 2BR DUPLEX

Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW! Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521 Sycamore Large Quiet Upper 1BR + study/nursery. Near downtown. $785/mo incl heat, water and garage. 815-739-6061

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

CLEAN! $550/mo, stove, refrig, water. No pets, no smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459 Sycamore. Large 2BR. Garage, Private Patio, new carpet, laundry. Clean & quiet. No pets. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

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).

Clean and quiet. Basement, laundry, 1 car garage, no pets. $550/mo + sec. 847-809-6828

SYCAMORE McClaren Manor. 3-bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, balcony, fireplace, garage. $1200 mo. 815-751-2189.

Rochelle ~ Spacious 2BR TH

Sycamore Nice Townhome

New carpet, fresh paint, W/D hook-up. $595/mo,1 year lease. 815-751-4440

WEST SUBURBAN BANK, Plaintiff BY: Giagnorio & Robertelli, Ltd.

N. Grove Crossing - Plank Rd. 2BR, loft, 2.5BA, A/C, full bsmt, 2 car, W/D, $1300. 630-416-0076 Sycamore: multi story condo, 2BR, 2.5BA, 2 car gar., balcony, W/D, freshly painted, new carpet, 815-739-4783

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes.

Two Apts. And Antique Store with inventory, Genoa, IL $135,000 847-836-1164

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

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Stone Prairie

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com 2 Bed Lower Apt. in DeKalb. Appliances, Washer & Dryer, 2 car Garage. $650 mo + uttiilies &deposit. 1 yr lease. No pets 815-825-2374 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

BY BUYER DEMAND PRICE REDUCED TAKE ADVANTAGE NOW!

Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring? To place an ad, call 877-264-2527 Daily Chronicle Classified

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

Waterman Garden Apt. Community 215 East Duffy Road

1 and 2 bdrm units Kitchen Appl., Comm. Room, Laundry Facility Must be 62 years of age or older, or handicap/disabled, regardless of age.

Professionally Managed by PPM, LLC. This Institution Is An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Phone 815-264-3492 TDD 800-525-0857

DEKALB

TRUST # 1215653101 NATIONAL BANK & TRUST CO. OF SYCAMORE, IL AMANDA BROWN, 815-895-2125 ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE; MATTHEW BROWN, BROWN LAW GROUP DEKALB, IL, 815-756-6320 Personal Property Terms and Conditions: Cash or checks with proper I.D. Bid numbers will be used. All items will be settled for before removal. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. Announcements made at auction will take precedence over all prior advertising. Now accepting Visa & Mastercard (3% Service Charge). NO BUYERS PREMIUMS!

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Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527 www.Daily-Chronicle.com

10-039789 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, -vsMICHAEL D. MILLER; SARA MILLER; SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; SUMMIT ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 10 CH 473 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on February 7, 2013; Roger Scott, Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on May 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 1480 Cambria Drive, Unit 5, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-13324-013 Improvements: Homeowners/Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $163,202.95. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 The notice of sale of a common interest community or a condominium unit under subsection (c) of Section 15-1507 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall state that the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. The statement of assessment account issued by the association to a unit owner under subsection (i) of Section 18 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, and the disclosure statement issued to a prospective purchaser under Section 22.1 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, shall state the amount of the assessments and the legal fees, if any, required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. If the property being sold is a condominium, you are admonished to read the responsibilities created under Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I521952

Said sale is subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against the real estate, easements and restrictions of record, and any prior mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff.

Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb Studio SPECIALS Starting at $395 ONE MONTH FREE WITH AD Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net

AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. #440.000267 Cell: 815-451-2820 Email: djwauctions@comcast.net

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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Page C8• Thursday, April 4, 2013 Sycamore Large 3BR Duplex Quiet,1.5BA with off St. parking. $925/mo+elec & water. No pets. Avail May 15th 815-761-3917

Sycamore/Electric Park 2BR All appliances, W/D, C/A, partial fin basement, $750/mo + utilities. No pets/smkg. 815-751-5448

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

DEKALB 3BR, 1.5BA W/D, C/A, $1000/mo + security. Pets OK, available June 1st. 630-309-7602

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

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

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

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

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT Commercial space for rent. With 12 Ft garage door access, office space and bathrooms. 313 Davis St. Sandwich. Please call Tony at 630-742-4183 for more info. Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $175/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186 Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

PUBLIC NOTICE 10-039789 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF, -vsMICHAEL D. MILLER; SARA MILLER; SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; SUMMIT ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 10 CH 473 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on February 7, 2013; Roger Scott, Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on May 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: UNIT 212-5 TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM PHASE 7 AS DELINEATED AND DEFINED IN SUPPLEMENT NO. 7 TO DECLARATION RECORDED

SEPTEMBER 2, 2004 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2004018276 AMENDING THE DECLARATION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003013151, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1480 Cambria Drive, Unit 5, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-13324-013 Improvements: Homeowners/Condominium Association Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $163,202.95. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 The notice of sale of a common interest community or a condominium unit under subsection (c) of Section 15-1507 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall state that the purchaser of the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. The statement of assessment account issued by the association to a unit owner under subsection (i) of Section 18 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, and the disclosure statement issued to a prospective purchaser under Section 22.1 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, shall state the amount of the assessments and the legal fees, if any, required by subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. If the property being sold is a condominium, you are admonished to read the responsibilities created under Section 9 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I521952 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE United States of America STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF DEKALB IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WEST SUBURBAN BANK Plaintiff, -vsMARK W. DURO, BARBARA E. DURO, JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., RICHARD C. BRICKMAN, LESLIE G. BRICKMAN, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants Case Number 12 CH 517 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by said Court in the aboveentitled cause, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on Thursday, the Ninth (9th) day of May, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 p.m., at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment to wit: LOTS 5 AND 6 AND THE EAST 16 1/ 2 FEET (IN WIDTH EAST AND WEST) OF LOTS 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 7 IN CROFOOTS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SANDWICH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 46 1/ 2 ON MAY 3RD, 1882, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 605 N. MAIN STREET, SANDWICH, IL 60548 P.I.N.: 19-26-431-013-0000 The person to contact for information regarding this property is Vincent Robertelli, Giagnorio & Robertelli, Ltd., 130 South Bloomingdale Road, P.O. Box 726, Bloomingdale, Illinois 601080726 (630) 980-7870.

prope y common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessments and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). Upon the sale being made and the successful bidder tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a certificate or receipt of sale will be issued which will entitle the successful bidder to a deed upon Court confirmation of said sale. The terms of sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and is in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property is improved by a residence. Property may not be inspected prior to sale. The Judgment amount was $45,706.40. Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO POSSESSION FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER FOR POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 150701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW (735 ILCS 5/15-1701(C)). WEST SUBURBAN BANK, Plaintiff BY: Giagnorio & Robertelli, Ltd. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, successor by merger to CASTLE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. TROY OHLSON, a/k/a TROY D. OHLSON, and his spouse, if any; WENDY L. OHLSON; HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, if any; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendants No. 13 CH 163 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite Affidavit having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREIN GIVEN YOU, TROY OHLSON, a/k/a TROY D. OHLSON, and his spouse, if any; WENDY L. OHLSON; HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, if any; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above-entitled action, that an action is now pending in this Court as shown above, wherein the Plaintiff seeks to foreclose a mortgage made to FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, successor by merger to CASTLE BANK, N.A. with respect to the following described real estate:

To: Krystal L. Nelson You are hereby notified that the plaintiffs named above have filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. The complaint, which is also served upon you, states the nature and basis of the legal action. Within 40 (forty) days after March 28, 2013 you must respond with a written answer, as that term is used in Chapter 802 of the Wisconsin Statutes, to the complaint. The court may reject or disregard an answer that does not follow the requirements of the Statutes. The answer must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is, Oneida County Clerk of Circuit Court, Courthouse, PO Box 400, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, and plaintiff's attorney, whose address is KENNEDY LAW OFFICE, 209 E. Madison Street, Crandon, Wisconsin, 54520. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not provide a proper answer within 40 (forty) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 25th day of March, 2013. /s/ Robert A. Kennedy, Jr. Robert A. Kennedy, Jr. Attorney for Plaintiffs State Bar No: 1009177 Kennedy Law Office 209 East Madison Street Crandon WI 54520 715-478-3386 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2009-00025 TO: ALLEN MCCABE, BRENDA MCCABE, BANA HOLDING CORPORATION C/O LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2007RP1, RESIDENTIAL FUND 138 LLC, JESSE WHITE, SEARS, ROEBUCK AND COMPANY, SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY, NICOR GAS COMPANY, NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAS COMPANY, LVNV FUNDING LLC, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-3. On August 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in SYCAMORE, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 02-22-307-024 and was sold on October 25, 2010, for general taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 05, 2013.

Augus the Petitioner will make application to such Court in SYCAMORE, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 08-14-132-009 and was sold on October 25, 2010, for general taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 05, 2013. PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, L.L.C PETITIONER (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 5 & 6, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2009-00743 TO: TODD SIMONSON, JENNIFER BOCK, RODGER SIMONSON, CINDY SIMONSON, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-8. On August 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in SYCAMORE, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 14-16-277-010 and was sold on October 25, 2010, for general taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 05, 2013.

nois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 19-35-127-006 and was sold on October 25, 2010, for general taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 05, 2013. PRAIRIE STATE SECURITIES, L.L.C PETITIONER (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 5 & 6, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing City of Genoa, Illinois Annual Budget For the May 1, 2013 April 30, 2014 Fiscal Year A public hearing to approve the Annual Budget for the City of Genoa, DeKalb County, Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2013, and ending April 30, 2014, will be held on April 16, 2013, at 6:30 pm at City Hall, 333 E. 1st Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the City Council may contact Wendy Shaneen, City Clerk (815) 784-2327. The Tentative Annual Budget for the City of Genoa, Illinois for the May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014 fiscal year contains the following proposed expenditures:

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General Fund $ 2,334,058 Special Revenue Funds 1,161,310 Debt Service Fund 202,206 Capital Projects Fund 119,300 Enterprise Funds 1,332,073 Internal Service Fund 160,000 Police Pension Fund 86,600

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 5 & 6, 2013.)

Totals $ 5,395,547 Less: Interfund Transfers (202,313)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2009-00828 TO: MELANIA FERRER, LAURA DORRE, MARVIC SAJULAN, RODOLFO SAJULAN, DAN STOKES, SALLY BREWER, HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST CO. AS SUCCESSOR TO FARMERS STATE BANK OF SOMONAUK, HEARTLAND BANCORP, INC AS SUCCESSOR TO FARMERS STATE BANK OF SOMONAUK CITY OF SANDWICH ATTN: DENISE IL, FERRER & ASSOCIATES, PRIMERICA, JEFFREY CLEVINGER, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-9. On August 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in SYCAMORE, Illi-

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PUBLIC NOTICE DeKalb Auto Shop has intent to enforce a mechanic's lien pursuant to Chapter 770 ILCS 45/1 et seq. and 90/1 et seq. Providing sale date of April 19th, 2013 in DeKalb, IL 60115. Owner's Name: Michael L. Weber Lienholder's Name: Catalina Auto Sales Year: 2003 Make: Cadillac VIN: 1G6KD54723U249653 Amount due and owing: $3,122.95 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 21 & 28, April 4, 2013 Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: JAMES DEVON WASHINGTON 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, James Devon Washington will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from JAMES DEVON WASHINGTON to JAMES DEVON ALI 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. James Devon Washington 236 Tilton Park Dr. DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 18, 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 BELL REBEL PUBLISHERS located at 2579 State Route 23, Leland, IL 60531. Dated March 18, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 21, 28 & April 4, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 18, 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 HINKLE LAWN & SNOWPLOWING located at 1260 Knolls Ave. S., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated March 18, 2013

/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on March 22, 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 RACY T'S located at 737 Meridian Court, DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated March 22, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

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LOT 7 OF WESTFIELD MEADOWS, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF ASSESSOR'S LOTS 19 AND 20 IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 16, 2004 IN PLAT CABINET 9 AT SLIDE 104-A AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004007027, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART OF LOT 7 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE WEST 44.70 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 125.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE EAST 44.90 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 7; THENCE NORTH 125.00 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 7 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SANDWICH, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN No. 19-26-327-018 Commonly known as: 718 Charlotte St, Sandwich, IL 60548 NOW, THEREFORE, you are further notified to file your appearance in the Office of the Clerk of the Court above stated on or before May 4, 2013, and if you fail to do so or do not otherwise make your appearance on or before said date, this cause may be heard and judgment entered as prayed for in said Complaint without further notice. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at my office in Sycamore, Illinois, this 2nd day of April, 2013. /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court DeKalb County, Illinois

Said sale is subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against the real estate, easements and restrictions of record, and any prior mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff.

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Upon and at the sale of residential real estate, the purchaser shall pay to the person conducting the sale a fee for deposit into the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser to the person conducting the sale, as reflected in the receipt of sale issued to the purchaser, provided that in no event shall the fee exceed $300.

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The purchaser of a condominium unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by subdivisions (g) (1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of the Condominium Property Act [765 ILCS 605/9] which may include the common expenses or the amount of any unpaid fine when due, the amount thereof together with any interest, late charges, reasonable attorney fees incurred enforcing the covenants of the condominium instruments, rules and regulations of the board of managers, or any applicable statute or ordinance, and costs of collections and the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the property is located in a

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PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2009-00104 TO: JEFFERY CHALCRAFT, DERHONDA CHALCRAFT, KIETH MOLLOY, KORRIE MOLLOY, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, AND ALL UNKNOWN OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed on the premises described below has been filed in the Circuit Court of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Case Number 13-TX-4. On August 21, 2013, at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make application to such Court in SYCAMORE, Illinois, for an Order on the petition that a tax deed be issued if the real estate is not redeemed from the sale. The real estate is described as follows, to wit: 03-30-306-015 and was sold on October 25, 2010, for general taxes for the year 2009. The period of redemption will expire on August 05, 2013.

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