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If you go n What: DeKalb School District 428 Board of Education Meeting n When: 7 p.m. Tuesday n Where: Kishwaukee Education Consortium, 21255 Malta Road, Malta DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 board members are expected to vote Tuesday on selling Kiwanis Park to the DeKalb Park District for $625,200, its appraised price from May. If approved, the deal would seal the fate of the park property that school leaders had once

considered transferring to developer ShoDeen Construction through a land swap. DeKalb Park Board members unanimously approved the agreement Thursday to buy the 41.68-acre park from the school district for $15,000 an acre. The decision came about four months after school and park board leaders agreed to work together to maintain the park as

open space. Late last year, opponents of the land swap distributed bumper stickers and about 100 yard signs encouraging local leaders to “Keep our green; it’s not for ShoDeen.” A Facebook page by that name had 447 members in December. On Friday, school board President Tom Matya said the agreement would be addressed during the board’s public ses-

sion Tuesday. The school district purchased the park for $1.4 million in August 2002. “Being involved in the negotiations, I believe we struck a fair deal with the park board and a good decision for our community,” Matya said. Cindy Capek, executive director of the DeKalb Park District, said the district will use existing money from its capital funds to


Angelo Nicolosi of Rockford recorded his 1971 interview with World War I veteran Fred Carlson about his time in the military service.

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Angelo Nicolosi (right) of Rockford speaks to Edie Wisdom of Sycamore about her father, Fred Carlson, who served in World War I, at Hillcrest Covenant Church in DeKalb. Carlson passed away in 1987. Nicolosi had interviewed him about his time served during the war using a tape recorder in 1971.

Audio tape provides link to past for DeKalb WWI vet’s family n H Company, 148th Infantry n Drafted June 27, 1918, in Sycamore n Wounded Nov. 4, 1918, in Flanders, Belgium n Discharged Jan. 16, 1990, at Camp Grant

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By STEPHANIE HICKMAN DeKALB – Fred Carlson never talked much about the scar from the wound he suffered during World War I. In fact, Carlson hardly ever discussed his brief service in the U.S. Army or his experience fighting “over there” until a young man named Angelo Nicolosi approached him on Oct. 15, 1971. “I do remember that day real, real vividly,” Nicolosi said. Nicolosi, who was a 21-year-old political science student at Northern Illinois University at the

Hear history • To hear excerpts of the interview with World War I veteran Fred Carlson and a photo slideshow, visit • To listen to the full interview, visit the Joiner History Room at the Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St. time, set out to record interviews with two veterans of World War I: Carlson and R.C. Anderson, both of DeKalb.

The interviews represent recorded history that cannot be repeated by the living: The last combat veterans of “The Great War” – American army veteran Frank Buckles and Claude Choules, who served with the British navy – both died at age 110 in 2011. In the interview, Carlson talked about being the first one shot in his troop. He was wounded by a machine gun in a battle with the Germans at the Escaut River in Flanders, Belgium, on Nov. 4, 1918.

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees, the administration revealed Friday. First details of the plan emerged after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified to Congress on the president’s budget. As released two days earlier, the budget included only a vague de- Kathleen scription of a controversial Sebelius proposal that has grown more ambitious since Obama last floated it. “Means testing” has been part of Medicare since the George W. Bush administration, but ramping it up is bound to stir controversy. Republicans are intrigued, but most Democrats don’t like the idea. The plan itself is complicated. The bottom line is not: more money for the government. Obama’s new budget calls for raising $50 billion over 10 years by increasing monthly “income-related” premiums for outpatient and prescription drug coverage. The comparable number last year was $28 billion over the decade. Currently, single beneficiaries making more than $85,000 a year and couples earning more than $170,000 pay higher premiums. Obama’s plan would raise the premiums themselves and also freeze adjustments for inflation until 1 in 4 Medicare recipients were paying the higher charges. Right now, the higher monthly charges hit only about 1 in 20 Medicare recipients. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., asked Sebelius about the new proposal on Friday, noting that it would raise significantly more revenue. Part of the reason for the additional federal revenue is that Obama’s 2014 budget projects an additional year of money from the proposals. The rest of the answer has to do with the administration’s new brackets. Starting in 2017, there would be nine income brackets on which the higher premiums would be charged. There are only four now. If the proposal were in effect today, a retiree making $85,000 would pay about $168 a month for outpatient coverage, compared to $146.90 currently. Under current law, the next bump up doesn’t come until an individual makes more than $107,000. Under Obama’s plan, it would come when that person crosses the line at $92,333. If the plan were in effect today, the beneficiary would pay about $195 a month for outpatient coverage under Medicare’s Part B, rather than $146.90. The top income step – currently more than $214,000 – would be lowered to $196,000. And individuals in the new top tier would pay 90 percent of the cost of their outpatient coverage, compared to 80 percent currently.


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pay for the park, which the park district presently maintains. She said the district will pay it all at once, not in installments. Matya didn’t know Friday what the school district would do with the $625,200 from the park district, but he said it was a decision for the whole school board to consider.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Donation is $7 for all-youcan-eat eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, fruit cups, English muffins and drink. Contact: Kingston Friendship Center at 815-7843921. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Northern Illinois University Lagoon, meeting at the NIU Lincoln Highway parking lot.; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; Kirkland United Methodist Church Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to noon at Third and South streets, Kirkland. $2 bags available. Please no furniture, electronics or TVs. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St.; or contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-452-7990; AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Sunday Knights’ Sunday breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 2 to 4 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. For information, call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.

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Unusual signs not always welcome Some of the longest, most drawnout debates by city councils and county boards that I have witnessed in my career have been about … signs. Signs, or as government types like to call them, “signage,” (I vow never to write that unnecessarily officious word in this column again) are a sensitive topic. Most every town and county has a sign ordinance that spells out how you can or can’t advertise your business, church services or garage sale. These rules have often been tweaked, reviewed and updated several times to keep up with the ever-innovative advertising public. Sometimes they’re changed after someone finds that the rules allow them to put up a sign that a lot of people find unattractive. One of my former colleagues used to tell a horror story about a city council meeting at which the city council spent more than an hour debating how large a chili pepper sign could be hung outside a new restaurant – or whether that chili pepper could even be allowed. Why so much debate over something that can seem so trivial? Well, we count on elected officials to set policy that ensures certain parts of town look a certain way. Sycamore Road and DeKalb Avenue shouldn’t look like Times Square, but drivers need to be able to find where we’re going without having to slow down and squint, either. Signs that make sense on Sycamore Road would ruin the look of downtown DeKalb. Sign makers can get creative, too. They can create digital signs, signs that move, signs that display multiple messages. They can work in neon, in backlit plastic, LEDs, you name it. Or they can just use moving mannequins, as 6th Ward Alderman David Baker had been doing outside his business, Copy Service, at 1006 W. Lincoln Highway near the Northern Illinois University campus. Baker bought “Linda,” a moving mannequin that holds a sign and rotates. He put it outside his business for a couple of weeks in the fall, when students would be selling back textbooks. Then city officials told him the mannequin couldn’t move. City officials say the local sign law doesn’t allow moving signs – they’re too great a distraction, the reasoning goes. Baker thinks the restrictions on Linda’s range of motion are unfair. He even brought Linda to city hall on Monday to make his point. That night, she had a different kind of sign. “Please support my right to free speech as protected by the U.S. Constitution!” it read. “There are no other

EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson cities in the entire county that bar my right to dance. Unlike my human counterparts, I cannot toss any signs up into the air to fall down unpredictably.” Baker contends that the city is violating his First Amendment rights by not allowing him to have a moving mannequin sign in front of his business. After all, he argues, we regularly see people hired to stand on street corners, sometimes in funny costumes, to advertise everything from mattress closeout sales to income-tax preparation. City officials say those type of displays might be illegal, too – but I’d hate to see what happens when they decide to cite a local pom squad trying to raise money with a car wash. “Linda” is unique. DeKalb is a college town, and it’s cool when people think outside the box and do things a little differently. Be creative, be bold, express yourself – I’m for it. But what if Linda’s cousins suddenly started to crowd the city’s parkways, each mannequin with its own sign, rotating this way and that. What about signs that move in other ways? Signs that blow smoke? Signs that show tires spinning on a sports car? You can’t make a change or an exception to the rules for one sign unless you’re willing to allow that sign or concept to be duplicated elsewhere. Although Linda herself might be harmless, a moving cityscape alive with many more of her might not be all that attractive. There could be some middle ground, if the moving signs were required to be temporary rather than permanently installed. But a temporary sign or display might not necessarily be well-built, either. Government can regulate commercial speech, in terms of the products that may be advertised, the locations of those advertisements, and the media that may be used to promote them. Do you want moving billboards, signs or other devices along the public byways in DeKalb? You can make your opinion known. In response to Baker’s request (as a citizen, not an alderman) the City Council asked city staff on Monday to study the sign ordinance’s guidelines on moving signs. Baker says he won’t vote on the issue, but that doesn’t mean he won’t lobby for his position. “However it turns out it turns out,” Baker said. “I’m not going to go out

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and risk $5,000 or $10,000 to get an attorney and take it to court. ... I’ll accept whatever the outcome is.” Maybe there’s room for rotating Linda and others of her ilk in the city. But those who would like a more lenient sign law should be warned: Even seemingly minor tweaks in a sign law can lead to drastic, sometimes unexpected changes in how a cityscape looks over time. Dog show: Like many of you, I’m always looking for something to do with my children on weekends. Last weekend, I took my 5-year-old daughter to the dog show on Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University. My first thought was that Christopher Guest got it pretty spot on with his 2000 film “Best in Show.” It’s an interesting mix of people, who have interesting ways of relating to their pets. My second thought was how cool it was to have something like that so close by and easily accessible. The admission was free – parking cost $5 – and we could walk around and look at all the “doggies.” When we lived closer to Chicago, I never would have gone to something like that. It would have meant a long ride in the car to get to the Allstate Arena or United Center or something, then more money for parking, etc., etc. Dogs are OK, but they’re not that important to me. Here it was a 10-minute drive, a $5 parking fee, and we could watch all the Old English sheepdogs being painstakingly groomed, watch the Newfoundland dogs parade around, and generally gawk at all different breeds of dogs running around until my daughter’s batteries ran out. She loves dalmatians, but had never seen a shar-pei before Saturday. If the show comes back next year and your kids like dogs, I’d say take ‘em. No dead horses: We’ve written a lot on the election this week, and seeing how only about 1 in 5 people actually voted in it, I didn’t think I needed to beat you over the head with it here. But there are a lot of new people coming on board in local offices around the DeKalb County. That could be a positive – new people often bring new ideas, new vigor, and a fresh approach that can make positive change over time. Good luck to all the new and newly re-elected local officeholders.

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BBC in hot seat as anti-Thatcher song climbs chart By RAPHAEL SATTER The Associated Press LONDON – Opponents of the late Margaret Thatcher are taking a kind of musical revenge on the former prime minister, pushing the song “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” up the British charts in a posthumous protest over her polarizing policies. By Friday the online campaign had propelled the “Wizard of Oz” song to No. 1 on British iTunes and into the top five of the music chart used by the BBC to compile its weekly radio countdown. David Karpf, who studies online campaigns, said the chart battle was an example of a new kind of protest enabled by social media – “A way for people to signal protest en masse without shouting from the rooftops.” “It’s a form of symbolic protest,” he said. The unusual campaign has caused a headache for the BBC. With the ditty near the top of the charts, the broadcaster faced the prospect of airing the words “The Wicked Witch is Dead!” on its Sunday countdown show, just days before Thatcher’s fu-

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Anti-Thatcher protesters react to the death of the former British prime minister as they gather at Trafalgar Square on Monday in London. neral, scheduled for Wednesday. Some lawmakers from Thatcher’s Conservative Party had called for the publicly funded broadcaster to drop the song, while others warned that such a move would mean censoring a form of dissent. The BBC, caught between allegations of censorship and complaints

about poor taste, split the difference, saying it would broadcast only part of the tune – along with a news item explaining why it was there. BBC director-general Tony Hall said that while the broadcaster found the campaign “distasteful and inappropriate,” he and other executives had decided the song should not be

banned – but should not be broadcast in full, either. “We have agreed that we won’t be playing the song in full, rather treating it as a news story and playing a short extract to put it in context,” he said in a statement. Ben Cooper, controller of Radio 1 – which broadcasts the chart show – said the clip would be “four or five” seconds long, though he did not say what part of the song would be aired. The controversy – which made the front pages of many national newspapers – serves as a strange musical coda to Thatcher’s time in office. The woman known to many as the Iron Lady was in power for 11 years, during which she wrenched Britain from the economic doldrums and successfully retook the Falkland Islands after Argentina’s 1982 invasion. Many still resent Thatcher for her uncompromising stance against the country’s labor unions and what they saw as her inhumanity toward the working class. The campaign to send “Ding Dong!” to the top of the charts began soon after she died Monday of a stroke at London’s Ritz Hotel.


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Foundation scholarship helps graduate students SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting applications for a scholarship that helps local high school graduates attend school after earning their bachelor’s degree. Offered for the first time in 2012, the scholarship was developed by the Spinoso family of Sycamore when they discovered a lack of financial assistance beyond the undergraduate years. The family, which has lived in Sycamore for more than 30 years, believes continued education provides a strong foundation for future leaders. Applicants must have graduated from a DeKalb County high school but need not presently live within the county. Applications are due June 14 in the DeKalb County Community Foundation office, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information, visit www. or contact Becky Zantout, grants and community initiatives manager, at 815-7485383 or

Winter farmers market features seed exchange DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb is hosting a winter farmers market with arts and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. The market at 158 N. First St., DeKalb, will feature a plant and seed exchange organized by the DeKalb County Community Gardens. Visitors are welcome to bring and take plants and seeds. The event will include grassfed beef, free-range chickens and eggs, and fresh produce. Crafts, used books and jams also will be available. Admission of $1 will be collected at the door. For information, call Dan Kenney at 815-793-0950. – Daily Chronicle

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Boston Marathon facts DeKALB – David Kuhn never imagined he would use the words “fun” and “run” in the same sentence. He hated running until the sport became an outlet for him. Kuhn, 60, was a victim of a car crash involving a drunken driver in 1981. He was later diagnosed with staphyloma – a continuous stretching of the retina – from the crash. His doctor told him the end result eventually would be blindness. The news devastated Kuhn. “I passed out,” he said. After sitting in his car for several hours as the news sank in, Kuhn came to the conclusion he wasn’t going to let the impairment ruin him. “I started up my car, went home, and I’ve been living my life this way ever since,” he said. Over the years, Kuhn’s eyesight has slowly diminished. Today, he is legally blind. But that doesn’t stop him from doing what he’s grown to love. “Running has become something I do to relax,” he said. Although he can run by himself along Nelson Road in DeKalb because of its faint white line, he often needs someone to guide him anywhere else. When Kuhn decided to run the Chicago Marathon in 2011, he acquired a small posse of

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David Kuhn (right) of DeKalb, who is legally blind, leans on the shoulder of guide Sarah Garman (center) of Sycamore while removing his track pants as guide Bryon Guida of Oregon stands nearby before a run Friday at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. Kuhn and Guida will be traveling to Massachusetts this weekend to participate in the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday. runners to be his guides. Bryon Guida, Sarah Garman and Diane Heffernan were just a few of more than 100 local volunteers who signed up to be Kuhn’s guides when he first began running marathons. “I’m just blown away by how many people offered,” Kuhn said. During the Chicago Marathon, the trio of guides took turns assisting Kuhn along the route. One of them would hold onto an eight-inch rope with Kuhn holding onto the other end. Another would

warn other runners to move aside so Kuhn could get through the pack. At least one member of his guide team ran alongside Kuhn the entire race. Around the 20-mile mark, Kuhn hit what marathoners call “the wall.” The pain was so intense that he didn’t think he would be able to keep going. But his guides inspired him to persevere. “[I thought], ‘I’ve got to give it everything I have; these people have been absolutely fantastic,’ ” he said. Kuhn did just that.

He crossed the finish line with a time of 4 hours and 51 minutes, a pace of just more than 11 minutes a mile, meeting the five-hour qualification time for visually impaired athletes in the Boston Marathon. Guida, who will travel to Boston with Kuhn to be one of his guides, said he felt Kuhn’s time was a huge accomplishment for all of them. “The last two years that’s been our goal to help David qualify [for Boston],” he said. Guida has been running for the past three years, and

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• More than 21,500 runners participated in 2012 • Hosts more than 1,100 media members from 250 outlets around the world each year • Second largest single-day onsite media coverage for a sporting event, behind the Super Bowl • About 500,000 spectators line the route • 31 charities raised more than $11 million through the marathon in 2012 Source: said Kuhn motivates him to keep pursuing the sport. “If I was just doing it for myself, I might not want to continue,” he said. “I stuck with it and we both persevered together. Since then, we’ve just kind of sweat it out side by side.” Kuhn is looking forward to Monday’s marathon and said he owes his running successes to Guida and the other guides who have helped him over the years. “I can’t do this without my guides,” he said. “They are everything.”

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8OBITUARIES ESTHER M. CANNON Born: March 29, 1921, in Rice Lake, Wis. Died: April 12, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Esther M. Cannon, 92, of DeKalb, Ill., died Friday, April 12, 2013, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center in DeKalb. Born March 29, 1921, in Rice Lake, Wis., she was the daughter of George and Edith (Zimmerman) Searle. Esther was married to the late Walter Lawrence Perusse; he preceded her in death in 1969. She then married Walter Robert “Bob” Cannon on Feb. 26, 1971, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb. Esther worked for the DeKalb Ag. for more than 20 years. She also worked on Braille Books for Immanuel Lutheran Church. Esther lived in the DeKalb community since 1945, moving here from Elgin. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb, and was known for her elaborate crochet pieces, among them the Lord’s Prayer, she also enjoyed fishing and baking. Esther graduated from Rice Lake High School in the class of 1939. Survivors include husband, Bob of DeKalb; daughters, Jeanne (George) Burtzos of DeKalb, Dianne (Chuck) Gautcher of Sycamore and Suzanne (Dennis) German of Sycamore; grandchildren, Daryl Burtzos, Cynthia (David) Wallin, Gregory (Dana) Gautcher, Chad (Tina) Gautcher, Brett (Joanna) Gautcher, Paul (Shelly) Fleetwood, Julie Fleetwood and Aaron (Rachelle) Gray; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and five sisters, Katherine Haire, Marion Giddings, Alice Olson, Winifred Scroggin and Phyllis Martin. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Ronan-MooreFinch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, with Pastor Ray Kruger of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. The visitation will be at 11 a.m. Monday, until the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. To send an online condolence, visit; 815758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit

DONNA JEAN (JOHNSON, HAIGHT) NORTON Born: March 22, 1951, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Jan. 27, 2013, in Fayetteville, Ga. FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Donna Jean (Johnson, Haight) Norton passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Fayetteville, Ga. Donna was born March 22, 1951, in DeKalb, the daughter of Donald and Myrtle (Gabrielsen) Norton. She was a registered nurse for more than 30 years, working most of those years at Shabbona Nursing Home and St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford. Survivors include a son, Brad (Jeanne) Johnson of Union, Mo.; two daughters, Kim (Brian) Keisler of Earlville and Connie (Todd) Bright of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler and Shelby Johnson of Union; Katelin, Bryce and Kiley Keisler of Earlville, and Gabrielle Johnson and Alexandria Hoyle of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Jayson (son of Jacob and Lyddia) and Mia (daughter of Gabrielle and Daniel); two sisters, Joanne (Harold) Ward of Waterman and Becky (Paul Hawkins) Norton of Sandwich; a nephew, Matthew Ward of Waterman; and two great-nephews, Ayden and Gavin Ward, both of Waterman. A memorial visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona. To sign the online guest book, visit

DELORIS J. POURCHOT Born: Sept. 25, 1938, in Peoria, Ill. Died: April 11, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. LINCOLN – Deloris J. Pourchot, 74, of Lincoln, Ill., passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Peoria, to Ralph and Marie (Blakeley) Gregory, she married Leonard Pourchot on Oct. 3, 1992, in Peoria; he preceded her in death on March 7, 2013. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln. She also was a member of the League of Women Voters, was president of the Coalition of Women Church Members, the president of National Association of Retired Federal Employees and president of National Association of Extension Home Economists. She worked for the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Illinois and at Virginia Tech for 36 years. She is survived by two stepsons, Doug (Barbara) Ellis of Latham and Roger Ellis of California. She also

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.

DeKalb city Dylan J. Blackstone, 20, of the 300 block of Wentworth Drive in Sandwich, was charged Wednesday, April 10, with criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and consumption of alcohol by a minor. Ashley Wyatt, 22, of the 700 block of Russell Road in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, April 11, with retail theft. Brittany L. M. Wilkins, 20, of the 600 block of Goldenrod Street in Cortland, was charged Thursday, April 11, with two counts of retail theft. Delva J. Harris, 20, of the 1100

block of Regent Drive in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, April 11, with retail theft and attempting to obstruct justice. Jasmine Jackson, 21, of the 1100 block of Regent Drive in DeKalb, was charged Thursday, April 11, with retail theft. Joseph M. Starofsky, 23, of the 200 block of Deerpath Lane East in DeKalb, was charged Friday, April 12, with fighting within the city. Christopher K. Riggs, 36, of the 1400 block of Hulmes Drive in DeKalb, was arrested Thursday, April 11, on warrants for disorderly conduct, one count of domestic battery and theft of utility service.

Northern Illinois University Derrica S. Ruskin Hicks, 18, of Zion, was charged Thursday, April 11, with assault. Rahien J. Clark, 18, of Chicago, was arrested Thursday, April 11, on a theft warrant.

is survived by two sisters, Darlene Urish of Easton and Diane (Ron) Ebken of Kilbourne; and three stepgrandchildren, Susan, Janet and Wesley Ellis. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Ralph Gregory. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, Ill., with Pastor Brian Lesemann officiating. The visitation will be at 10 a.m. Burial will follow services in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, Immanuel Lutheran Church or St. John‘s Lutheran Church. Online messages can be left for the family at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit

DONALD REIMER Born: Sept. 19, 1928, in Chicago Died: April 2, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Reimer, 84, recently of Indianapolis and formerly of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Chicago, to the late Albert and Rose Javor Reimer. Donald served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received his master’s degree in education and was a teacher for Naperville North High School for many years. Donald is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Mike) Curiale, Gail (Lyle) Patterson, Deb (Bernie) Stritzke, Nancy (Cliff) McKay and Beth Reimer; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date at Sycamore United Methodist Church, Sycamore. Arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Mortuaries &

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SHIRLEY ANN (LEEKA) WILLIAMS Born: Feb. 16, 1932, in Joplin, Mo. Died: April 10, 2013, in Naples, Fla. BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Shirley Ann (Leeka) Williams, 81, of Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. Born Feb. 16, 1932, the daughter of Charles and Francis Smith Leeka of Joplin, Mo., Shirley was a 1950 graduate of Joplin High School. Shirley was a devoted member of the DeKalb/Sycamore community for more than 30 years, helping to start the DeKalb Christian Church. She ran Jack’s Juvenile Store for nine years. She was known by many in Missouri, Illinois and Florida as person of great kindness and charity who welcomed everyone she met with compassion and grace. She was a member of the Anchor Christian Church in Bonita Springs. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joe Williams; children, David Williams, Doug Williams, Lee Ann Sanderson, Linda Gooding (Felix) and Drew Williams (Tina); grandchildren, Derek (Alysia), Lindsay (Rick), Daniel, Arianne (Will), Elizabeth (Sam), Tyler, Carson, Kimmie, Liam and Reese; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and one grandchild, Christopher David Sanderson. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association would be appreciated in honor of Shirley. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the

Anchor Christian Church in Bonita Springs. To sign the online guest book, visit

PAUL T. ‘JOHNNY’ WRIGHT Born: May 10, 1924, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: April 4, 2013, in Malta, Ill. MALTA – Paul T. “Johnny” Wright, 88, of Malta, Ill., passed away peacefully Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home. He was born May 10, 1924, in DeKalb, at St. Mary’s Hospital, and the attending physician was his uncle Dr. Rodney Wright. His parents were Paul T. Wright Sr. and Harriet (Cole) Wright. Paul showed a wild streak early on. At age 14, while repainting the white fences that ran for miles around the family’s Long Meadow Farm in Malta, he disappeared, leaving behind a brush and a bucket of paint, only to be found much later having hitch-hiked to Lake Geneva, Wis. As a result, that fall his parents enrolled him in St. John’s Military Academy, Delafield, Wis. He attended from 1938 to 1941. In 1942, Paul returned for his senior year at DeKalb High School, playing football as a running back for one of DeKalb’s finest teams. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Merchant Marines. He served until the end of World War II, bringing supplies to Allied Armies in various places such as England, France, Italy, India and the Soviet Union. He returned to DeKalb, but left to become an overhead crane operator in various cities. While in Denver, he met the love of his life, Claire “Marnie” Hines. They were married on Aug. 14, 1948, with a honeymoon at Yellowstone National Park. Returning with his bride to DeKalb, Paul began farming in


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Malta. 1950 saw the birth of their first child, John, followed by William, Paul Jr. and Cynthia. In 1956, the family moved to the farm in Malta, where he continued farming until he retired in the 1980s. The Wright family experienced a great tragedy on Sept. 24, 1971, when Paul’s only daughter, Cynthia, was killed in an automobile accident. In 2004, the Malta High School was renamed the Wright Elementary School, in honor of his donation of the land for the school’s construction. His wife, Marnie, passed away July 6, 2006. For the next seven years, Paul lived on the farm with his faithful dog Tracy. A longtime member of DeKalb Elks and Eagles clubs, his friends knew him as a man who lived life to the fullest. He is survived by his sons, John (Melody) Wright of Malta, William (Marianne) Wright of Pewaukee, Wis., and Paul (Heidi) Wright of Malta; grandchildren, Brandon and Justin Wright and Michael Donegan of DeKalb; and sister, Harriet West of Atlanta, Ga. As per his wishes, a private family service will be held at Long Meadow Farm. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Fishing contests ahead at area lakes By STEPHANIE HICKMAN Denny Sands hopes to see a huge demand for fishing tackle at his store in Shabbona Lake State Park next weekend. The park and Shabbona Lakeside Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental will host the Mega Big Fish Contest from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 20 and April 21. The competition is open to anglers of all ages and skill levels, but Sands said he hopes to see a lot of families from all over the area come out to experience the beauty of the lake and the sport of fishing. “A lot of people in DeKalb and Sycamore don’t realize

we’re here,” he said. There are eight categories in which participants can weigh their biggest fish in species including walleye, catfish, largeand smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and muskie. The winner in each category can choose between a free pontoon rental valued at $190, or a bass boat rental valued at $165 during the 2013 season. The winning fish will be determined by weight, except the muskie, which will be measured by length. Sands said the event is more than just a fun weekend activity – it is an opportunity to foster the sport of fishing for future generations.

“The more families we can get involved the better off it is,” Sands said. “The kids and grandkids grow up to be fishers and the sport continues.” Another fishing event in which local residents can get their feet wet is the Sycamore Park District’s biannual fishing derby from 8 to 11 a.m. April 27 at Lake Sycamore, 400 North Cross St. The park district’s Superintendent of Recreation Bart Desch said the concept is simple, but the experience is always a good time. “It’s really designed to get people out to Lake Sycamore and have some fun with your family,” he said.

The event, which is in its seventh year, is broken into two age groups: children under 12 and those 13 and older. The top two winners will be determined based on the length of the fish. Both events encourage catch-and-release fishing, but if the fish qualifies, participants are allowed to keep them. Both Sands and Desch said they hope for strong turnouts, but that is contingent upon the weather. “If it’s a nice day, I get more kids and families,” Desch said. “[But there will be] hardcore fishers no matter what the weather is because they like fishing.”

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Lawyer: Girl saw details online of assault Film industry brought $184M to Ill. By MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press SARATOGA, Calif. – Fifteenyear-old Audrie Pott passed out drunk at a friend’s house, woke up and concluded she had been sexually abused. In the days that followed, she was shocked to see an explicit photo of herself circulating among her classmates along with emails and text messages about the episode. And she was horrified to discover that her attackers were three of her friends, her family’s lawyer says. Eight days after the party, she hanged herself. “She pieced together with emails and texts who had done this to her. They were her friends. Her friends!” said family attorney Robert Allard. “That was the worst.” On Thursday, sheriff’s officials arrested three 16-year-old boys on suspicion of sexual battery against Audrie, who committed suicide in September.

Ballet legend Maria Tallchief dies at age 88 By CARYN ROUSSEAU The Associated Press CHICAGO – Maria Tallchief, one of America’s first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as “The Nutcracker,” “Firebird,” and other masterpieces from legendary choreographer George Balanchine, has died. She was 88. Tallchief died Thursday in Chicago, her daughter, Elise Paschen, said Friday. Tallchief danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942 to 1947, but her career was most associated with the New York City Ballet, where she worked from 1948 to 1965. Balanchine, the Russian-born dance genius, was not only the company’s director; in 1946, he became Tallchief’s husband for some years. She told Women’s Wear Daily in 2003 that when she first worked with Balanchine she thought, “‘I am seeing music. This is it!’ I was a musician myself, and I thought, ‘I am in my place now.’ I knew that that’s the way I wanted to dance.” Tallchief was one of five Oklahoma natives of American Indian descent who rose to prominence in the ballet world from the 1940s through the 1960s. She retired in 1965, when she started teaching the next generation of dancers.

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This Sept. 14, 1953, photo shows Maria Tallchief, prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet, in Tschaikowsky’s “Swan Lake” during the opening performance of the company’s engagement at the Scala Theater in Milan, Italy.

The arrests and the details that came spilling out shocked many in this prosperous Silicon Valley suburb of 30,000. And together with two other episodes recently in the news – a suicide in Canada and a rape in Steubenville, Ohio – the case underAudrie Pott scored the seeming callousness with which some young people use technology. “The problem with digital technologies is they can expand the harm that people suffer greatly,” said Nancy Willard, an Oregon-based cyberbullying expert and creator of a prevention program for schools. Santa Clara County sheriff’s officials would not give any details on the circumstances around Audrie’s suicide. But Allard said Audrie had been drinking at a sleepover at a friend’s house, passed out and “woke up to the worst nightmare imagin-

able.” She knew she had been assaulted, he said. She soon found an abundance of material online about that night, including a picture. “We are talking about a systematic distributing of a photo involving an intimate body part of hers,” Allard said. He said distributing the photo was “equally insidious as the assault.” She also discovered that her attackers were three boys she considered friends – young men in whom she had confided, the lawyer said. On Facebook, Audrie said the whole school knew what happened, and she complained that her life was ruined – “worst day ever,” Allard said. Her parents did not learn about the assault until after her death, when Audrie’s friends approached them, Allard said. Family members also believe the attackers tried to destroy evidence. That claim was posted on a Facebook page for a foundation set up in the girl’s name.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Tax incentives to draw movie and TV productions to Illinois have led to a record $184 million in spending last year by production crews working on shows like “Chicago Fire” and “Boss,” Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday. Quinn touted the benefits of more movie and TV work in the state during a visit to the Chicago set of the science fiction film “Divergent,” which will feature Kate Winslet. Besides the money spent, Quinn said such productions also lead to hundreds of jobs. “Our talented crews, iconic shooting locations and world class sound stages and studios have helped make 2012 a banner year for the Illinois film industry,” Quinn said in a written statement.

Dozens of states have competed vigorously to lure movie and TV projects away from California and New York, employing ever higher tax breaks and leading some policy experts to wonder if taxpayers are coming out ahead in such deals. In 2011, Quinn signed a 10-year extension of the Illinois Film Tax Credit, which provides a 30 percent tax credit to filmmakers for money spent on Illinois goods and services. That includes wages paid to Illinois residents. The governor’s office says that has paved the way for more productions in Illinois, including a higher number of television shows that helped boost last year’s record spending figures. Those programs included “Chicago Fire,” “Boss,” “Mob Doctor” and “Un-

deremployed.” Together, those four shows generated $92 million in spending last year, according to Quinn’s office. The previous Illinois record for yearly spending, set in 2010, was $161 million. “Divergent” began filming earlier this month at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. The film is based on the first book of a threebook series by Chicago author Veronica Roth. The film, scheduled for release in March 2014, also will star Aaron Eckhart and Shailene Woodley. Director Neil Burger is known for “The Illusionist,” “The Lucky Ones” and “Limitless.” Roth wrote the futuristic action-adventure story when she was a student at Northwestern University. It was published in May 2011.


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Texas rethinking its testing, curriculum standards By WILL WEISSERT The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas – The federal No Child Left Behind law was born in Texas, and billionaire Ross Perot first rallied big business to support tougher standardized testing and high school graduation standards here nearly three decades ago. But the state now appears ready to step back from the strenuous accountability policies it has long been a national leader in championing, amid fears that youngsters are being forced to take too many high-stakes tests and that too many might drop out because of higher expectations. A number of other states are also considering pulling back. The Texas House has approved 145-2 an education overhaul that cuts the number of high school standardized tests in core subjects from 15 to

five. It also creates a base high school diploma that doesn’t require Algebra II or high-level math and science courses. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. “Parents, students, business groups, professional education administrators, school boards, everybody’s onboard with this,” said the House measure’s sponsor, Republican Jimmie Don Aycock, chairman of the chamber’s Public Education Committee. In particular, algebra II should no longer be treated as the “holy grail” of education, said Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, chairman of the Senate Education Committee. How to measure schools’ effectiveness and hold students accountable has become an almost unresolvable question in some states, coming up again and again for reconsideration. After rounds of raising stan-

dards and requiring tests, some legislatures are now swinging back in the other direction. “Texas may be rolling backward too fast,” said Chester Finn, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative education think tank in Washington. He fears many school districts will only offer enough courses to meet the new minimum degree standards, thus dropping high-level science and math. “I am not worried about the kids in the fancy suburbs,” Finn said. “It’s kids in little, rural districts and the lesser schools in tough neighborhoods in big cities who are going to find that the school doesn’t offer the courses because they don’t really count.” The qualms are being felt in both conservative states and progressive ones. But exacerbating matters are the Com-

mon Core standards, national benchmarks in reading and math promoted by the Obama administration and designed to enhance critical thinking. They have been adopted by 45 states. Washington state’s superintendent of schools, Randy Dorn, has publicly worried that the testing has gone too far, with the class of 2015 now required to pass five high school exit exams. In North Carolina, legislators have scaled back the number of tests and the number of days students spend taking them. Oklahoma’s Legislature was roiled when it was discovered that hundreds of students wouldn’t graduate because of their scores on the state’s new high school exit exam. Efforts

to overturn the requirements failed after an emotional debate. Alabama is also fighting over its Common Core standards, with Gov. Robert Bentley and other top Republicans pushing for repeal while a key business lobby fights to keep them. Michael Cohen, president of the Washington-based nonprofit Achieve, said that in Texas, though, “it appears to me that there is a more substantial retreat.” “It’s not just a battle over the math and science,” said Cohen, whose group is dedicated to strengthening academic standards nationwide. “It’s between taking [standardized tests] at all now or not taking them.” Texas first introduced a

school accountability system in 1993, but the movement dates to 1984 when future presidential hopeful Perot headed a state Select Committee on Education that campaigned for tougher graduation standards. George W. Bush, as governor, made student performance on statewide tests a centerpiece of No Child Left Behind, which was passed into federal law in 2002 during his presidency. But when the Obama administration began championing the Common Core standards, Texas lawmakers complained that their state requirements were already strenuous enough, especially after the high school testing regimen was increased to 15 tests in 2009.

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Nicolosi presents Wisdom with tape 40 years later • TAPE Continued from page A1 Carlson was 22 and living in DeKalb when he was drafted in June 1918. He was shipped overseas with the 148th Infantry on Sept. 8 and arrived in Liverpool, England, on Sept. 22. “I wanted to go,” Carlson said in the interview. “That sounds crazy, maybe. But everybody I knew was going.” When Nicolosi asked the then-76-year-old Carlson to describe how he was wounded, Carlson said it was just the luck of the draw. “We were in the thicket of willow underbrush and everything was quiet until one fellow moved,” he said. “They cut loose, and I happened to get it.” A week after Carlson was shot, an armistice was declared on Nov. 11, 1918, ending the war. More than 40 years after the interview and almost a century after the war, Nicolosi stood face-to-face with Carlson’s daughter, Edie Wisdom, to present her with the audio tape recordings of her father. “This is one of those things in life you can’t put a price on,” he said. As Wisdom, 62, listened to her father’s voice for the first time since his death in October 1987, she was surprised at how much her father, whom she described as a quiet man, was

willing to share with someone he barely knew. “I’ve never heard him talk so much,” she said. But Wisdom said regardless of his subdued nature, her father’s consent to an interview with Nicolosi was not out of character for him. “He loved to meet people,” she said. When Nicolosi and Wisdom had talked over the phone, there was no doubt he had found Carlson’s daughter after searching for some time, Nicolosi said. “The inflection of her voice was like her dad’s,” he said. Wisdom admitted she and her children were somewhat apprehensive about Nicolosi’s intentions when he told her his story. They felt it may be some kind of scam because they weren’t sure why he would contact them without getting something in return, she said. Nicolosi said he felt it was just the right thing to do. Besides having a nagging fear of losing the tapes, Nicolosi said he’s not sure what triggered him to get in touch with Wisdom more than 40 years after the interview. But he said there’s a valuable lesson to be learned from this experience. “Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today,” he said. Nicolosi still is working to track down the family of Pvt. R.C. Anderson.

Kiwanis Park houses 14 fields that serve youth Continued from page A1 “We’ll be discussing a couple of opportunities,” Matya said. District 428 Superintendent James Briscoe said the appraisal price of $15,000 per acre was logical, given that the school district wanted to cooperate with another local unit of government, and that the economy has vastly changed since the district bought the land in August 2002. The district had considered trading the land for 33 acres ShoDeen Construction owned by DeKalb High School. The district initially bought Kiwanis Park when it considered putting the new high school there, but school officials said they no longer had plans for the property. The land swap proposal also would have cleared up a $1 million impact fee credit District 428 had with the developer. This year, the

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district has to pay ShoDeen $42,000 for interest on the impact fee credit. ShoDeen also would have paid the school district $654,000 for the improvements the district made around DeKalb High School. Outgoing park commissioner Joan Berkes Hanson said the purchase decision was easy for her to make, because the park’s soccer fields are so important to the hundreds of children that play on them every year. Kiwanis Park houses 14 fields that primarily serve the local AYSO youth league. “It’s a positive thing to keep that property as open space,” Hanson said. “There was no doubt in my mind when it was presented to us that the park district should purchase it.”

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U.S. team using Twitter, Facebook to fight militants By JASON STRAZIUSO The Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya – The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a “Most Wanted” jihadi from America’s South. The Alabama native wrote that “the war of narratives has become even more important than the war of navies, napalm and knives.” “I keep that on my desk because that is true,” Alberto Fernandez, the top official at the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, told The Associated Press. “It doesn’t mean I think he’s a great thinker or anything. I just thought that was right.” The wanted fighter behind the quote is Omar Hammami, who joined the Somali militant group al-Shabab about seven years ago and is a prolific user of Twitter, where he nostalgically posts about America – like the

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This image downloaded from the internet on Thursday shows the Facebook page of the U.S. Digital Outreach Team, a group operating within the U.S. Department of State. U.S. children’s television show Reading Rainbow or his grandmother’s cooking – as well as analyses of alShabab’s battlefield strategy. Fernandez’ Digital Outreach Team has had online exchanges with Hammami in Arabic, though Fernandez says that while Hammami is engaging, silly and flippant in English, his Arabic is “staged and formal,

as if someone is doing it for him.” One example of that flippancy: After the U.S. recently announced a $5 million reward for Hammami he responded on Twitter: “As I’m a bit low on cash, how much is my left leg going for?” Hammami, Fernandez said, has responded to the U.S. online efforts “in superficial ways ... he hasn’t engaged in a substantive way.”

GROTON, Conn. – A former submarine commander who faked his death to end an extramarital affair should be honorably discharged from the Navy, a panel of officers recommended Friday after a daylong hearing in which the officer said he accepted “full and total accountability” for his behavior. Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II, a married 43-year-old, sent his mistress in Virginia an email in July posing as a fictitious co-worker named Bob and saying Ward had died unexpectedly. Ward was relieved of his duties aboard the USS Pittsburgh in August a week after he’d taken command and has received a letter of reprimand for adultery and other military violations. After testimony from Ward’s former superior officers, colleagues and shipmates, Ward, in his dress blues, acknowledged to the panel that he had had an affair and sent the bogus email to the woman in an effort to end it.

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America’s growing sympathy for the devil As this column has been reporting, there is a growing movement in America to “reform” the nation’s tough laws against drug dealing. The pressure is coming primarily from liberal and libertarian groups who see the use of narcotics as a personal choice, something that freedom should allow. That opinion is fallacious in the extreme because of the public safety issue involved. In 2010, more than 38,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses – far more than have been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. If you combine two years’ worth of drug overdoses, you get more deaths than occurred during the Vietnam War. The Department of Health estimates that an astounding 22 million Americans, ages 12 and older, currently need rehabilitation for substance abuse. Also, a variety of studies say that up to 70 percent of all child abuse and neglect cases are caused by parents who are involved with drugs. Still think drug abuse is a victimless crime? The pro-drug people often point to alcohol to make their legalization case. Why should one intoxicating agent be

seen in a long time, celebrities including Will Smith, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Kim Kardashian and Jim Carrey signed a letter to President Obama asking him to “address the increased incarceration rates for nonviolent crimes.” Nonviolent crimes? Are you kidding legal while another is not? The sole reason for ingesting narcotics is me? Ask a parent whose son or daughter is in the cemetery because of an overdose to alter consciousness. It is the apple compared to the booze orange. Comparing drugs whether drug pushers are committing “nonviolent” crimes. to alcohol is an invalid comparison. Since the U.S. began sentencing drug People who sell drugs such as cocaine, meth, heroin and other opiates are certainly dealers to major prison time (circa 1979), the country’s violent crime rate has fallen committing a violent act. They are delivmore than 32 percent. ering an agent of destruction to another But now the Hollywood pinheads and person. Not everyone who uses hard drugs becomes addicted, but millions do. There is many other Americans want those tough a reason certain substances are categorized mandatory sentences repealed. That is sympathy for the devil. But as “dangerous drugs.” we are living in strange times. Let’s hope But to hear the pro-drug people tell Kim Kardashian isn’t appointed attorney it, the pushers are victims because some general. of them are drug addicted themselves. I guess when you become an addict you get a get-out-of-jail-free card. Don’t blame drug • Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly users for stealing, dealing or mugging. They is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly shouldn’t be held accountable for criminal Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads behavior, because they have a disease! and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of In one of the most absurd things I’ve Obama.”

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Illinois medical marijuana law would be model By STATE REP. LOU LANG and STATE SEN. BILL HAINE Support for medical marijuana has grown significantly in recent years as 18 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized it for patients suffering from serious illnesses. According to a CBS News poll conducted in November, 83 percent of Americans favor allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients afflicted by debilitating diseases. In Illinois, state lawmakers are considering bipartisan legislation – House Bill 1 – that would allow for medical marijuana use by qualified patients. There is ample scientific evidence indicating that marijuana can provide relief from continual pain, nausea and discomfort more effectively than conventional medications for patients suffering from serious ailments, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and HIV. The proposed legislation does not amount to a reckless full-scale legalization of marijuana. If states have learned anything since California approved the use of medical marijuana in 1996, it’s that medicinal marijuana programs must be closely monitored, tightly regulated and authorized for genuinely medical purposes. “Hands off” policies in other states have resulted in a proliferation of thousands of ubiquitous and problematic storefront medical marijuana dispensaries. In states like California and Colorado, consumers have found ways to gain legal access to marijuana for recreational use instead of legitimate medical illnesses. These practices have often resulted in patients – many of whom have been prescribed medical marijuana for illegitimate aliments – buying large quantities of marijuana and selling it on the streets or black market, adding to criminal activity and endangering neighborhoods and communities.

Under the proposed four-year pilot program, Illinois patients would be prohibited from growing their own marijuana and would be limited in the amount of marijuana they could receive. Qualified patients would have to receive certification from their own physician with whom they have a “bona fide” physician-patient relationship. The physician must attest that the patient is suffering from a specified illness or condition, defined in the legislation, and would receive therapeutic benefit with treatment. The patient’s medical history would be turned over to the Illinois Department of Public Health, which would issue the patient an ID card, only if it verifies the information. All patients and caregivers would have to submit to background checks and convicted felons would be prohibited from obtaining an ID card. The ID card would allow the patient, or licensed caregiver, to purchase a limited amount per month from one of up to 60 state-licensed dispensaries, or medical marijuana outlets, dispersed throughout the state. It would also: limit a dispensary’s location to certain industrial and commercial zones; prohibit them near schools, playgrounds, parks, libraries, churches, and other dispensaries; regulate hours and security, equipping them with 24/7 surveillance cameras; and prohibit on-site medical consultations. The state would track sales to monitor who’s buying medical marijuana and how much and oversee how much marijuana physicians recommend to their patients. Up to 22 competing state-licensed cultivation centers operating separately from the dispensaries would grow marijuana and distribute an affordable product to the dispensaries. These secure facilities would be monitored with 24/7 cameras and grow only a specific number of strains to ensure patient safety and quality that law enforce-

ment could easily track and determine if it was prescribed for medical use. The state would require the cultivation centers to employ state-of-the-art testing methods to produce controlled quality-controlled marijuana and cultivated to most effectively treat specific illnesses. All products would be tested and labeled accordingly, listing the active ingredients and their amounts to ensure safe dosage. By monitoring sales and implementing effective regulations and controls, Illinois can serve as a national model for other states to follow. It can also avoid the problems other states have experienced with federal law enforcement authorities who have shuttered cultivation centers and dispensaries due to a lack of oversight. Licensing fees collected from the cultivation centers and dispensaries would provide revenue to the state and help offset regulatory and law enforcement costs and finance effective anti-drug campaigns. Medical marijuana isn’t as much an issue of law and order as it is of basic human rights. But patients using medical marijuana should not be treated any differently from those who use prescription drugs obtained from a pharmacy. Providing for high standards, stringent security measures and regulatory oversight is preferable to having medical marijuana patients continue to obtain the drug illegally. Together, these polices recognize public will, the safety concerns of our communities and above all else, the needs of those suffering Illinois residents for whom marijuana is the best medicine in providing relief to help them manage untreatable pain in their daily lives.

• State Rep. Lou Lang is a Skokie Democrat representing Illinois’ 16th state House District. State Sen. Bill Haine is an Alton Democrat representing Illinois’ 56th state Senate District.

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Thumbs up: To the DeKalb Park District board for making the responsible decision to table any further decisions on the Hopkins Pool rehabilitation until new commissioners are seated. Park officials were scheduled to vote Thursday on approving a construction firm to build the new pool, but commissioners instead voted to table the topic until May, when three new commissioners will take their seats on the board. In state and federal government, lame duck sessions can be a time for elected officials to quickly vote on long-term changes without having to deal with the repercussions. This decision gives the new commissioners a voice from the start in what will likely be the biggest project of their terms. Thumbs down: To the ever-shrinking pool of state resources and the effects it is having on services. This week, state Human Services Secretary Michelle Saddler told lawmakers that caseworkers with the Illinois Department of Human Services spend an average of only 42 minutes a year with each family the agency serves. The number of caseworkers at the agency, which provides social services to those in need, and those who are seeking to go from welfare to work, has shrunk almost 20 percent over the past seven years, while the number seeking assistance has grown by 47 percent. Although there is a push for more workers for the agency, the state first should get its finances in order before it adds to its budget. Thumbs up: To new DeKalb City Clerk Liz Peerboom, who won Tuesday’s write-in election clerk and plans to keep her part-time job as Maple Park’s village clerk. The DeKalb position has been a source of headaches for city leaders in recent years, with former clerk Steve Kapitan failing to complete closed-session minutes within the appropriate time frame. Aldermen slashed the salary for the position, but Peerboom told reporter David Thomas she intends to take on the full duties of the office. “I’m going to be doing it because I care about the city, not because of the money,” Peerboom said. “It’s a very important role in the city. I do believe it is worth more than what it’s being paid now.” That’s the sort of attitude we need in public officials. Thumbs up: To the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Officials there arranged for “At Any Price,” the Ramin Bahrani film that brought actors Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid to the area for filming in 2011, to be shown locally. Quaid plays a third-generation farmer who wants his son, played by Efron, to carry on the family business. The son, however, has aspirations of becoming a race car driver. Scenes for the movie were shot at Sycamore Speedway, First Lutheran Church in DeKalb and rural locations around the county. The movie will be shown in DeKalb at Carmike Market Square Cinema on May 10. We’re sure there are plenty of extras – as well as their family and friends – who will enjoy seeing them on the big screen. Thumbs up: To the DeKalb County KEYS (Keep Encouraging Youth to Succeed) and Kishwaukee United Way for co-hosting the Care or Be Square Youth & Family Volunteer Fair. The event, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins Park Community Center in DeKalb, is designed to connect middle school and high school students with the many volunteer opportunities in the community and help kindle the volunteer spirit. This is a great way for youth to learn about community organizations and it shows them that volunteering is not just for adults.


Plan to understand brain worth pursuit A proposed $100 million push to better understand the enormously complex human brain has the potential to lead to breakthroughs in treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even traumatic brain injury. Given the enormous financial and human toll of these conditions, it’s an investment worth making. And considering the strength of neuroscience studies at University of Colorado, the emphasis could create new opportunities for collaboration and research in the Centennial State. We hope Congress can find a way to fit the expense of such an effort into a reworked budget plan intended to put the country on a sustainable fiscal path. However, fiscal prudence cannot be the sole goal of a retrenched budget. Such a plan also must make considered expenses that result in societal improvements. Fortunately, an initiative to map the brain, announced recently by President Barack Obama, could do both. Not only does it have the potential to make life better for the many whose lives have been adversely affected by various brain conditions, it could save significant amounts of money in future health care costs. A study by the RAND Corp. estimates it costs $157 billion to $215 billion annually (in 2010 dollars) just to treat dementia. By way of comparison, the study found the annual cost of treating heart disease was $102 billion, and for cancer, $77 billion. A breakthrough that would allow Alzheimer’s patients to live more independently, for even a few years, could result in significant reductions in publicly funded health care costs. And it could be of immense comfort to people who suffer the agony of seeing their loved ones lose their ability to function and recognize friends and family. Denver Post

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High pressure from Canada will build in bringing a cold start to the weekend. There will be enough moisture for a few sprinkles and breezy conditions. High temperatures will be running about 15 degrees below normal. Much warmer air will move north into the area Sunday, but low pressure will move in late in the day with a few showers and thunderstorms through Monday.






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SECTION B Saturday, April 13, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Burger redeems himself, gets the save By ANTHONY ZILIS AP photo

Dodgers livid after Greinke hurt in brawl SAN DIEGO – Zack Greinke’s pitch sailed up and into Carlos Quentin’s upper left arm, and it was on. A little personal history was at play, as were rules that aren’t in any rule book. Now the Dodgers will be without their $147 million pitcher for eight weeks and Quentin is expected to be suspended by Major League Baseball, partly because of baseball culture and its fuzzy, unspoken guidelines on just when and how it’s OK to hit a batter. After Quentin got hit, the San Diego Padres’ slugger took a few steps onto the grass. When Greinke, Los Angeles’ prize offseason signing, appeared to say something, Quentin tossed his bat aside and rushed the mound. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Greinke dropped his glove and the two players lowered their shoulders. The 6-2, 240-pound Quentin – who starred as an outside linebacker in high school – slammed into the pitcher. Quentin and Greinke ended up at the bottom of a huge scrum as players from both sides ran onto the field and jumped in. Greinke took the brunt of the blow, breaking his left collarbone and inciting a fight that didn’t even end when the game was over. The Dodgers said Greinke will undergo surgery today to have a rod inserted into the collarbone. “It’s a man’s game on the field,” Quentin said. “Thoughts aren’t present when things like this happen.” Quentin said later that getting plunked by pitches by Greinke during the 2008 and 2009 seasons was justification enough to charge the mound when it happened again. If Greinke hadn’t said anything, “There’s a chance I don’t” rush the mound, Quentin said. “Like I said, there is a history there, which is the reason I reacted like I did. Who knows what happens if he doesn’t say anything or if he motions that it wasn’t intentional?” While pitching for Kansas City against the White Sox in 2008, Greinke hit Quentin with a pitch near the left wrist, loading the bases. Then in 2009, Greinke hit Quentin between the shoulders in the fourth inning after throwing one high and tight during Quentin’s previous at-bat. Quentin took about a step toward the mound then, before plate umpire Bill Hohn jumped in front of him. – Wire report

KIRKLAND – Tyler Burger had a difficult time finding the strike zone early in Hiawatha’s 12-5 win over Serena on a cold, windy Friday. The senior made it through two innings and allowed one run and, with a doubleheader the

next day, coach Sean Donnelly took out his ace. But five innings later, when Donnelly needed a pitcher to slam the door on Serena, he went back to Burger, who closed out the win. “I was iffy after the second inning, but I got a little break with my arm, threw a couple of pitches out there and it felt

Donnelly has tried to rotate his deep pitching staff plenty during this compact season, More online finding the balance between keeping his pitchers fresh and For all your prep sports coverage, keeping each in a rhythm. log on to During Friday’s blowout, where the Hawks (5-1, 5-0 Litdcpreps. tle Ten Conference) trailed for great,” Burger said. “I felt better most of the game, that meant than I did when I first started.” using four pitchers. After Burg-

er pitched the first two innings, Mike Mercado came on to pitch two innings before sophomore Will Corn and senior Ed Canchola pitched an inning each. The Hawks had a tough time producing much offensively early, and they were behind 5-1 in the fifth inning

See HAWKS, page B3


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Northern Illinois cornerback Marlon Moore holds up his hands to show the words “The Hard Way,” on his gloves during practice Friday at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. The slogan started in the Joe Novak era, continued under Jerry Kill, and Dave Doeren started featuring the saying more when he came in. To new coach Rod Carey, the slogan fits the program perfectly.

HUSKIES TAKE SLOGAN TO HEART ‘THE HARD WAY’ SIGNIFIES PLAYERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARD OBTAINING SUCCESS By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – It started as a chant that came out of nowhere during Joe Novak’s first season at Northern Illinois. These days, the slogan “The Hard Way” is seen everywhere around the NIU football program. It’s on the back of the players’ helmets, written on receiver’s gloves and seen around the Yordon Center. It started in the Novak era,

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to continued under Jerry Kill, and Dave Doeren started featuring the saying more when he came in. To Rod Carey, the slogan fits the program perfectly.

“Well, we’re not afraid of hard work. A lot of people think there are shortcuts to success and there isn’t, and it’s hard, otherwise everybody would do it,” Carey said. “That’s what I love about [the saying], because it completely fits.” Mike Sabock was an NIU assistant from 1984 to 2007, getting one last cup of coffee when he worked as the Huskies’ tight ends/fullbacks coach leading up to the Orange Bowl. Sabock remembers the saying

beginning during the offseason leading up to Novak’s first year, when reserve quarterback Kenneth Williams started a chant one day during workouts. It started catching on after games during the Novak era. These days, after a victory, the players do the chant in the locker room, which has these words in it – “What we do, we execute. Which way? The hard way. Which way? The hard way.”

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8WHAT TO WATCH Golf The Masters, 2 p.m., CBS The tournament enters the weekend with Jason Day leading and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang becoming the youngest player to make the cut in PGA Tour history.

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Day leads; 14-year-old makes cut Leaderboard After Friday’s second round Jason Day Fred Couples Marc Leishman Angel Cabrera Jim Furyk Brandt Snedeker K.J. Choi Jason Dufner David Lynn Justin Rose Adam Scott Lee Westwood Tiger Woods

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shot of a wild and windy day. Jason Day could have sent the kid home early with a birdie from just AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 14-year- off the front of the green on the 18th old from China isn’t going any- hole. But the Australian was wide where in a hurry. And this Masters left and tapped in for par, giving him a 4-under-par 68 and a one-shot lead is still a long way over fellow Aussie Marc Leishman from taking shape. and the ageless Fred Couples. Despite being the The par meant that Guan, who first player at Auhad one shot added to his score on gusta National to get the 17th hole for his second bad hit with a one-shot time of the round – made the cut penalty for slow under the 10-shot rule. play, teen sensation Jason Day AP photo “If I can make it, I would be reGuan Tianlang still made history Friday as the young- ally happy for it,” Guan said some Amateur Guan Tianlang acknowledges the gallery after putting on the est player to make the cut in a PGA five hours earlier. “But if I didn’t first green during the second round of the Masters on Friday in Augusta, Ga. The 14-year-old from China became the youngest player to Tour-sanctioned event. See MASTERS, page B4 And it came down to the last make the cut in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Kaneland at Oswego, 10 a.m. West Chicago at Sycamore, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Aurora Central Catholic, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Hiawatha at Newark, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. Softball Genoa-Kingston at St. Edward Tournament, 9 a.m. Oswego East at DeKalb, 10 a.m., noon Kaneland at Maine West, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Hiawatha at Newark, 2 p.m., DH Girls Soccer St. Charles East at Kaneland, 3 p.m. Sycamore in Pepsi Showdown at Olympic Park Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock, DeKalb at Barb Fest (DeKalb H.S.) Genoa-Kingston at St. Edward tournament, TBD Boys Track Sycamore, Kaneland, DeKalb at Ottawa Invite, noon Girls Track Kaneland hosts Jenni’s ABC Girls Track Meet, 10 a.m. Boys Tennis DeKalb at Geneva Invitational, 9 a.m. Girls Badminton DeKalb at T.F. South Red Invite, 9 a.m.

MONDAY Baseball Paw Paw vs. Indian Creek at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Winnebago, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Morris at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Newark at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Softball Paw Paw at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Winnebago at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Burlington Central at GenoaKingston, 4:30 p.m. Byron at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Geneva, 6:30 p.m. Boys Tennis IMSA at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Ruckman earns 1st win for Huskies Northern Illinois freshman pitcher Jordan Ruckman earned his first career win in the Huskies’ 5-3 win over Western Michigan on Friday in DeKalb. Ruckman threw seven innings and finished with four walks and four strikeouts. NIU improves to 12-19 and 7-3 in the Mid-American Conference. Jamison Wells went 4 for 5 with a stolen base and two runs scored for the Huskies, while Connor Schomig was 2 for 2 with a double and two runs scored. The Huskies and Broncos continue their series at 1:05 p.m. today at Ralph McKinzie Field.

AYSO soccer registration begins Thursday Registration for AYSO Region 1284 fall soccer in Genoa-Kingston and Kirkland will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and April 24 at Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa. Eligible players are boys and girls from ages 4 to 13, as well as girls ages 14 to 18. Cost is $75 a player on Thursday and $95 a player on April 24. Players in U-5 age group are $30. Fees include uniform, insurance and magazine. Preregistration is available online For more information, or call Holly at 815-299-3662.

White Sox place Beckham on DL, recall Heath CLEVELAND – The White Sox placed second baseman Gordon Beckham on the 15-day disabled list with a broken bone in his left wrist and recalled right-hander Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte. Beckham, who is batting .316 in seven games, will have surgery Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic and is expected to miss about six weeks. He was injured during his second-inning at-bat Tuesday against Washington and an MRI revealed the fracture. – From staff, wire reports

Daily Chronicle / NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Miami 63 16 .797 — y-New York 52 27 .658 11 y-Indiana 49 30 .620 14 x-Brooklyn 47 32 .595 16 x-Atlanta 44 36 .550 19½ x-Bulls 43 36 .544 20 x-Boston 40 39 .506 23 x-Milwaukee 37 42 .468 26 ----------------------------------------------------Philadelphia 32 47 .405 31 Toronto 31 48 .392 32 Washington 29 51 .363 34½ Detroit 28 52 .350 35½ Cleveland 24 55 .304 39 Orlando 20 59 .253 43 Charlotte 18 61 .228 45

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 58 21 .734 — y-San Antonio 58 21 .734 — x-Denver 54 25 .684 4 y-L.A. Clippers 53 26 .671 5 x-Memphis 54 25 .684 4 x-Golden State 45 34 .570 13 x-Houston 44 35 .557 14 L.A. Lakers 42 37 .532 16 ----------------------------------------------------Utah 42 38 .525 16½ Dallas 39 40 .494 19 Portland 33 45 .423 24½ Minnesota 29 50 .367 29 Sacramento 28 51 .354 30 New Orleans 27 53 .338 31½ Phoenix 24 55 .304 34 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; z-clinched conference

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The Blackhawks’ Viktor Stalberg shoots on goal against Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) and goalie Jimmy Howard during the first period of the Hawks’ 3-2, shootout victory Friday night at the United Center.

Friday's Results Toronto 97, Bulls 88 Brooklyn 117, Indiana 109 Philadelphia 97, Washington 86 New York 101, Cleveland 91 Atlanta 109, Milwaukee 104 Detroit 113, Charlotte 93 Miami 109, Boston 101 Memphis 82, Houston 78 L.A. Clippers 96, New Orleans 93 Dallas 108, Denver 105 (OT) San Antonio 108, Sacramento 101 Utah 107, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City at Portland (n) Golden State at L.A. Lakers (n) Today’s Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Boston at Orlando, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 7 p.m.



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By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Brandon Saad scored in the fifth round of the shootout after Jonathan Toews tied the game late in regulation, and the Blackhawks clinched the Central Division title with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. With St. Louis losing to Columbus earlier Friday, the Hawks wrapped up the Central race for the first time since 2010 when they won the Stanley Cup. The Hawks also increased their lead over Anaheim for the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs to six points. The shootout was tied 1-1 when Saad beat Jimmy Howard with a backhand shot. Corey

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Hawks agree to 1-year contract with LeBlanc: The Hawks AP photo

Red Wings’ Cory Emmerton (25) scores a goal against Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the second period of Friday night’s game. He is the first player from St. Cloud State to win the Hobey Baker. LeBlanc, a fifth-year senior center, was seventh in the nation with 50 points. He was a two-year captain for the Hus-

kies, who lost 4-1 to Quinnipiac on Thursday in the national semifinals. The native of Hermantown, Minn., was named first team all-conference in the WCHA this season.


Bulls’ bid for home-court advantage in playoffs gone By IAN HARRISON The Associated Press TORONTO – Amir Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 points and the Toronto Raptors earned their second straight win over Bulls, winning 9788 on Friday night. Kyle Lowry had 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points for the Raptors, who were coming off a 10198 win in Chicago on Tuesday night. Bulls forward Carlos Boozer fouled out with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes, his 11th double-double in the past 13 games. Nate Robinson scored 17 points, Nazr Mohammed had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Luol Deng added 10 points as the Bulls lost for the third AP photo time in four games and lost any hope Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan tries to defend Bulls forward of earning home-court advantage in Carlos Boozer during the first half of Friday night’s game in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto. The Bulls lost, 97-88. The playoff-bound Bulls have

Next at Miami, noon Sunday, ABC, AM-1000 lost four of their past five meetings with lottery-bound opponents, also losing at Detroit and at Washington in the past 11 days. Bulls guard Richard Hamilton was ejected with 5:33 left in the third after being called for a flagrant foul on DeRozan. Hamilton was tossed after intentionally colliding with DeRozan and attempting to punch him in the face. He was called for a flagrant 2, which carries an automatic ejection. Deng made his second straight start for the Bulls after missing two games with a sore right hip, but Chicago was without center Joakim Noah (right foot) for the 11th time in 12 games, while forward Taj Gibson (left knee) missed his sixth straight game.

8WEEKEND TV SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY’S SCHEDULE Pro baseball San Francisco at Cubs, 12:30 p.m., FOX White Sox at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m., CSN Cincinnati at Pittsburgh or Toronto at Kansas City, 6 p.m., MLBN Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, NRA 500, 6 p.m., FOX Pro hockey Philadelphia at Buffalo, 2 p.m., NBCSN Horse racing NTRA, Blue Grass Stakes, 3:30 p.m., NBC NTRA, Arkansas Derby, 5 p.m., NBCSN Soccer MLS, Los Angeles at Dallas, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN

College football Texas A&M spring game, 3 p.m., ESPN College softball Florida at Kentucky, noon, ESPNU LSU at Texas A&M, 4 p.m., ESPN Washington at Arizona St., 9 p.m., ESPN2 College baseball South Carolina at Florida, 2 p.m., ESPN2 Missouri at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m., ESPNU Men’s hockey NCAA Division I, playoffs, championship, Yale vs. Quinnipiac, 6 p.m., ESPN Men’s lacrosse Towson at Penn St., noon, BTN Johns Hopkins at Maryland, 2 p.m., ESPNU Women’s college bowling National championships, 7 p.m., ESPNU

GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Blackhawks 40 31 5 4 66 132 85 d-Anaheim 41 27 9 5 59 124 103 d-Vancouver 40 23 11 6 52 109 96 Los Angeles 41 23 14 4 50 118 103 San Jose 40 21 12 7 49 101 100 St. Louis 40 23 15 2 48 110 102 Minnesota 40 22 16 2 46 103 100 Detroit 41 19 15 7 45 103 107 -----------------------------------------------------Dallas 40 20 17 3 43 114 120 Columbus 41 18 16 7 43 99 105 Phoenix 40 18 16 6 42 108 107 Edmonton 40 16 17 7 39 102 111 Nashville 42 15 19 8 38 98 115 Calgary 39 14 21 4 32 103 138 Colorado 41 13 22 6 32 96 128


Crawford then stopped Johan Franzen, sealing the win and giving the Hawks a four-game season sweep over Detroit.

agreed to terms on a one-year contract with St. Cloud State’s Drew LeBlanc on Friday, the same day the forward won the Hobey Baker Award given to the nation’s top college hockey player. LeBlanc had 13 goals and 37 assists in 42 games this season with St. Cloud State, helping lead the Huskies to their first Frozen Four appearance.


GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Pittsburgh 41 31 10 0 62 138 101 x-Montreal 40 26 9 5 57 127 95 d-Washington 41 22 17 2 46 123 113 Boston 40 26 10 4 56 114 87 Toronto 40 22 13 5 49 123 112 Ottawa 41 21 14 6 48 101 89 N.Y. Islanders 41 21 16 4 46 119 121 N.Y. Rangers 40 20 16 4 44 99 96 -----------------------------------------------------Winnipeg 42 21 19 2 44 109 123 New Jersey 41 15 16 10 40 96 113 Buffalo 41 16 19 6 38 107 127 Philadelphia 40 17 20 3 37 108 125 Tampa Bay 40 17 21 2 36 127 122 Carolina 40 16 22 2 34 103 129 Florida 40 13 21 6 32 98 139 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff spot Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Friday's Results Blackhawks 3, Detroit 2 (SO) Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0 Columbus 4, St. Louis 1 Dallas 5, Nashville 2 Phoenix at Calgary (n) Today’s Games Philadelphia at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 2 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 6 p.m. Boston at Carolina, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Minnesota, 7 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 7 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct 6 4 .600 5 4 .556 4 5 .444 4 5 .444 4 6 .400 East Division W L Pct Boston 5 4 .556 New York 5 4 .556 Baltimore 5 5 .500 Tampa Bay 4 5 .444 Toronto 4 6 .400 West Division W L Pct Oakland 8 2 .800 Texas 7 3 .700 Seattle 4 7 .364 Houston 3 6 .333 Los Angeles 2 7 .222 Kansas City Detroit Cleveland Minnesota White Sox

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Friday's Results Cleveland 1, White Sox 0 N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 2 Toronto 8, Kansas City 4 Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain N.Y. Mets at Minnesota (n) Detroit at Oakland (n) Houston at L.A. Angels (n) Texas at Seattle (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Sale 1-0) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-1), 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 0-1) at Boston (Lester 2-0), 12:05 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 1-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 1-1) at Oakland (Anderson 1-1), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 2-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 0-2) at Kansas City (Shields 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Harrell 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 2-0) at Seattle (J.Saunders 1-1), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB 6 4 .600 — 5 5 .500 1 4 6 .400 2 4 6 .400 2 2 7 .222 3½ East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 9 1 .900 — Washington 7 3 .700 2 New York 5 4 .556 3½ Philadelphia 5 5 .500 4 Miami 1 9 .100 8 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 6 3 .667 — Los Angeles 6 3 .667 — San Francisco 7 4 .636 — Colorado 5 4 .556 1 San Diego 2 7 .222 4 Friday’s Results Cubs 4, San Francisco 3 Atlanta 6, Washington 4 (10 inn.) Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 3, Miami 1 (10 inn.) St. Louis 2, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets at Minnesota (n) L.A. Dodgers at Arizona (n) Colorado at San Diego (n) Today’s Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 2-0) at Cubs (Samardzija 1-1), 12:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 1-0) at Washington (Strasburg 1-1), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 2-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-0) at St. Louis (Wainwright 1-1), 3:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 0-2) at Miami (Fernandez 0-0), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-1) at Arizona (Kennedy 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 1-0) at San Diego St. Louis Cincinnati Cubs Pittsburgh Milwaukee

Boxing Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7 p.m., WBO champion Nonito Donaire ESPN (31-1-0) vs. WBA champion Guillermo Soccer Mexican Primera Division, Chiapas Rigondeaux (11-0-0), fro WBO/ WBA super bantamweight title, 10 p.m., HBO at Puebla, 11:55 a.m., ESPN2 Fire at Houston, 4 p.m., WPWR-50 Prep basketball All-Star game, Jordan Brand Classic, MLS, San Jose at Portland, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN 7 p.m., ESPN2 College softball Arkansas at Missouri, 2 p.m., SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE ESPNU Golf College baseball The Masters, final round, 1 p.m., CBS Penn St. at Michigan, 11 a.m., BTN Pro hockey Purdue at Illinois, 2 p.m., BTN Blackhawks at St. Louis, 11:30 a.m., Arizona St. at USC, 4 p.m., ESPNU NBC Men’s lacrosse Detroit at Nashville, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Georgetown at Notre Dame, 10 a.m., Pro basketball ESPNU Bulls at Miami, noon, ABC Women’s lacrosse Pro baseball White Sox at Cleveland, noon, CSN Ohio St. at Penn St., 5:30 p.m., BTN Auto racing San Francisco at Cubs, 1:20 p.m., Formula One, Chinese Grand Prix, WGN Tampa Bay at Boston, 13:30 p.m., TBS 1:30 a.m., NBCSN

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DeKalb softball, H-BR baseball impressive early Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the wet prep spring sports season.

NItz: Ross, it’s been a slow start to the spring sports season because of the terrible, terrible weather, but the games finally are starting to get under way. I’ll just get to the point. I know it’s early, but which area team has impressed you the most so far? Jacobson: I’m going with

DeKalb softball and, truthfully, I don’t think it’s even close. The Barbs are off to a 10-0 start and have been doing it primarily without the services of their best pitcher, Katie Kowalski, who still is recovering from an injury. Early on, the Barbs were dominant, scoring double-digit runs in a handful of games, and the pitching has held up with the emergence of freshman Morgan Newport. To me, they look like the team most primed for a run at the state tournament. It’s a small sample size, but it’s a very impressive one. Agree with me? Nitz: It’s tough to disagree with DeKalb softball, and I

TAKE 2 Ross Jacobson and Steve Nitz face off wrote in Friday’s Insider that the Barbs have a good shot at making a run. If Kowalski is healthy and pitches up to her potential come postseason time, the Barbs could very well be state bound. However, you already mentioned the Barbs and I’ll throw out another team – Hinckley-Big Rock baseball. The Royals are 6-3 and 5-1 in the Little Ten Conference, and

had a big win over LTC power Somonauk on Tuesday. Any team that stands out to you when it comes to area baseball? Jacobson: Your pick of H-BR is a good one. Our other area baseball teams have all struggled to start the spring season, but I’ll look to Sycamore and Kaneland as two intriguing teams that have the potential to surprise people

in the postseason. Especially looking at the regional assignments of both teams, the Spartans and Knights have a good chance to get into a sectional, which would be hosted at Sycamore. Steve, let’s close it out by giving one bold prediction for the spring season. Nitz: I’ll go back to softball for this one. I’m going to say Genoa-Kingston will take home a regional title this season. Now on the surface, that might not seem like I’m going out on a limb. However, when you look at the Cogs’ regional assignment – Burlington Central, Hampshire, Marengo and Sycamore, it won’t be easy. But G-K has a veteran

team with deep pitching. The Cogs lost a tough, 10-inning game to Burlington Central on Tuesday and were scheduled to take on the Rockets on Thursday. It will be a loaded regional at Sycamore, but I feel the Cogs have the talent to get through. Jacobson: Because you made a prediction within your beat, I’ll do the same. I’ll predict that all six schools with track teams will have at least one participant not only qualify for the state meet, but make it to Saturday’s finals. Out of this group, there is the potential for a state champion or two, but the area should be well represented on Saturday in Charleston.



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Kaneland senior catcher Josh Cohrs has been one of the Knights’ most consistent bats in the season’s early going. The Elburn resident spoke with Shaw Media sports editor Jay Schwab and discussed the team’s spring break trip to southern Illinois, the after-effects of the Knights’ 2011 state title and some of the big-league players he looked up to as a boy. The following is an edited transcript:

Who’s the toughest pitcher on staff to handle? I guess it would kind of depend on the day. I would probably say maybe Curt Thorson. He’s more of a finesse guy so he throws a little bit more off-speed stuff and it’s a little bit more unpredictable, so that makes it a little bit of a challenge. And, obviously, anybody who maybe is having a little bit of an off day can be a little bit tougher than normal.

Do you like it when pitchers throw over to first a lot or would you rather just keep the game moving? It depends on the situation. I think most of the time I’d rather keep the game moving


Spartans top Whips in softball DAILY CHRONICLE Sycamore softball rebounded from a loss to rival DeKalb with a 6-2 victory over Hampshire on Friday afternoon. Taylor Zak got the win for Sycamore, surrendering only four hits and striking out five batters. Abby Foulk and Zak each homered in the win while Brit Huber and Jasmyne Taylor each had RBI doubles. “I thought the kids did a great job of battling through some tough playing conditions today,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “Taylor did a nice job going right at their hitters and letting her defense do the work behind her.” Sycamore (4-6) plays at Stillman Valley today in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.

BASEBALL H-BR downs Earlville: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Earlville-Leland, 16-6, in six innings at home. Austin Scott got the win, throwing three scoreless innings of relief. Bailey McQueen was 2 for 3 with three stolen bases and four runs. Dylan Youhanaie and Luke Winkle each had an RBI double for the Royals (7-3, 6-1 Little Ten Conference). H-BR plays Newark at home at 4:30 p.m. Monday.


Kaneland 5, Rochelle 0: At Maple Park, a four-goal outburst after intermission lifted Kaneland (3-2-1, 2-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). Heather Ortiz scored twice for the Knights, while Madi Jurcenko and Kiandra Powell had a goal and an assist each.

just so I can kind of get in a rhythm behind the plate.

What’s the most pain you’ve ever been in behind the plate? I took a foul ball off a collarbone once; that was pretty bad. Any time some kid comes in spikeshigh, if it gets you up on the arm, that would hurt pretty bad. But probably the collarbone was Josh Cohrs most painful.

think that every season you go in and reset a goal to win a regional and our coach is always saying, ‘Let’s win conference, let’s win a regional,’ and we’ll take it one game at a time after that because setting a goal of getting to a state championship at the beginning of the season, that’s a long time down the road.

Did you have a pro player you looked up to in particular growing up?

I spend a lot of time watching the White Sox with my dad, so I was always a big fan What was the most fun part of Paul Konerko, and I was of the spring break trip? always a big Joe Mauer fan. We went laser-tagging, [Aside from him being a lefty], and we watched the March he’s a big catcher behind the Madness tournament. That plate and I’m a pretty tall kid, was pretty fun, and then as so when I was growing up, a far as game-wise goes, we took lot of people would say tall O’Fallon into extra innings. catchers have a tough time be… They’re a really good team hind the plate. … But he’s 6-6 from down south, and that was back there, so that’s always only our fourth day outside, so fun to watch. that was a pretty fun game.

That state championship a couple years ago, is that memory starting to fade a little within the program or is it still on the front-burner in terms of motivation for you guys? … You’re not really thinking about trying to repeat. I

Do you have a favorite pregame meal or snack on game days?

Normally I drink a couple bottles of water, but I always have to chew gum during games. I don’t eat seeds on the bench or anything. I’ve got to chew gum.

Hawks grab lead in 5th • HAWKS Continued from page B1 before Serena’s pitcher began to wear down and the Hawks finally heated up. Corn, Burger, Donald Giebel and Jace Williams all drove in runs in the inning and Hiawatha took a 7-5 lead before tacking on five more runs in the sixth. “We started off real, real slow, but we all have confidence in each other, and we picked each other back up,” Burger said. “The opposing pitcher started losing it. One hit, we got pumped. Another hit, we got better.” For the first time during their undefeated start to the conference season, the Hawks came back from a deficit late in a game.

“This year, we haven’t had any of that type of adversity where we’ve had to battle back in a game that we know we should be competing in,” Donnelly said. “It was really good to see that. It was good to see the attitude turn around in a snap.” On Friday, Hiawatha showed that it has the ability to turn around deficits. But the Hawks’ deep pitching staff, Corn said, is what can put them over the top in the conference race. “If you only have one guy who can really pitch, then you’re only going to win half of your games that he pitches,” Corn said. “We have three or four guys who are always on, and we have a chance to win the conference this year.”

Players identify with slogan • THE HARD WAY Continued from page B1 “I remember Ball State, we had a big win down there, there’s Joe (Novak) in the middle of them, just jumping,” Sabock said. “Players are laughing and hooting and hollering after the chant. It was always after wins, they’d go in the locker room and start doing it.” NIU players identify with the slogan because a lot of them were passed over by bigger schools. They didn’t get to NIU the easy way. The Huskies also practice outside

on cold days like Friday, when other teams have the luxury of an indoor facility. Although the Huskies will have use of the Chessick Practice Center next season. The Huskies identify with doing things the hard way. “A lot of us here at Northern got here because we took a route that wasn’t the easist path. A lot of us were overlooked,” cornerback Sean Evans said. “It just goes with part of the mantra that we have. We’re that team that carries a chip on our shoulder every time we step on the field.”

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Turner, who ran for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns for a Falcons team that came one DeKALB – When Michael win shy of the Super Bowl last Turner was at Northern Illi- season, was released by Atlannois, the Huskies would talk ta but hopes to catch on with a about winning the Mid-Amer- team after the NFL draft. “Everybody’s pretty much ican Conference and going to what previously was known waiting right now, waiting until after the draft,” he said. as the Motor City Bowl. A lot has changed since “I’m waiting to pick my spot, choose the best spot for me.” Turner’s last Harnish, Palmer reunited: year in 2003. Harnish was selected by the Turner, who Indianapolis Colts with the fiwas in town nal pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, for NIU’s “X’s making him “Mr. Irrelevant.” and O’s with When Palmer came to Inthe Pros” dianapolis after being signed men’s football Michael off the 49ers practice squad, clinic Friday Turner it was just like old times for at Huskie Stadium, got a lot of attention the two former Huskies. Harfrom his Falcons teammates nish split last year between when NIU earned its Orange the active roster and practice squad, and Palmer played in Bowl bid. “It was crazy. Everybody five games and had one recepwas talking crazy to me about tion. “It felt like the good ole it, all of my teammates,” Turner said. “So it was crazy days. I remember, it was like that it actually happened, the the first or second day, we Orange Bowl, a BCS game. were doing 1-on-1 (drills), Something I would have nev- and the coaches had me and er imagined.” Nate go together,” Harnish Former NIU players Ryan said. “We were just throwing Diem, Pat Schiller, Chandler deep balls and just burning Harnish and Nathan Palmer everybody. It was really cool also were in attendance. because I’m like, this is a guy


I know exactly what he does well, I know he’s got a lot of speed, I’ll throw it up and let him go get it. We kind of just took those skills that we developed in college and took it into the pro game.” Both players also got to be part of a surprising Colts team that made the playoffs before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the wild-card round. “I was really excited about last season,” Palmer said. “After what we went through as a team and stuff, getting beyond and making it to the playoffs, doing a lot better than what people expected us to do, that was a great feeling last year.”

Schiller looking for roster spot: Last season, Schiller was a practice squad player for the Falcons after going undrafted. He’s hoping to spend next year on the 53-man roster. “I plan to go in there and I plan to compete for a spot, bottom line,” he said. “I don’t want to go in there and think of myself as a practice squad player. But at the end of the day it’s not my decision. I can only do what I can do and control what I can control.”

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Starlin Castro had a rough Thursday. His Friday was considerably better. One day after misplaying a routine grounder that led to four unearned runs, Castro hit a home run and drove in the winning run with a double in the ninth inning to give the Cubs a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Starlin Castro Giants. The Cubs trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth after Kyuji Fujikawa blew the save but pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro, batting for Alberto Gonzalez, led off and connected for a wind-blown homer off Giants closer Sergio Romo (0-1) to tie it. The young Cubs’ shortstop, who was spotless in the field Friday, appreciated that he

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quickly got a chance to redeem himself. “That’s the part I love the most about this game,” Castro said. “Every day is a new day. Play hard, you can be a hero.” For most of the day, it looked like Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva would be the hero, albeit with plenty of support from Castro and David DeJesus. The Cubs right-hander pitched 7⅓ shutout innings and allowed three hits while striking out three. DeJesus and Castro both hit their first home runs to stake Villanueva to a lead against Giants ace Matt Cain on a day the wind was blowing out to right field. “With Cain, you want to

be aggressive. He throws strikes,” DeJesus said. “You get a fastball, you want to take advantage of it ... I wasn’t 100 percent. I was kind of like, ‘Man, I popped it up.’ But when you look at the flags, the wind really took it.” The strong start was Villanueva’s second in a row for the Cubs. When Villanueva made his Cubs debut April 6 at Atlanta he gave up one run in 6⅔ innings but took a no-decision when relievers Fujikawa and Carlos Marmol let the Braves rally. Once again, Villanueva didn’t get the win after Fujikawa blew his first save in three tries. “Obviously, a home run and a walk-off hit and a nice job at shortstop,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “It was a well-played game except for the three runs in the ninth after beating them for 8⅓ innings.”


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The ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND – Nick Swisher’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 win over the White Sox on Friday. Michael Bourn started the rally with a one-out double off Jesse Crain (0-1). Bourn’s blooper landed near the leftfield line and he beat the throw to second base. After Asdrubal Cabrera’s groundout moved Bourn to third, Crain fell behind Jason Kipnis in the count 3-0 before an intentional walk was issued. Swisher, one of the Indians’ key offseason additions, hit the first pitch into right field and was mobbed by his teammates as the Indians won for the first time in three home

at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. today, CSN, AM-670 games despite managing only three hits. Starters Justin Masterson (3-0) and Jose Quintana engaged in a pitchers’ duel. Masterson threw nine shutout innings, allowing five hits. Quintana held the Indians to one hit in seven innings. Masterson, who struck out seven and walked one, extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to a career-high 19. He retired the side in order in the ninth and was giv-

en a standing ovation by the crowd of 11,864. Masterson hasn’t allowed a run since the third inning on Opening Day against Toronto. He pitched seven scoreless in his second start against Tampa Bay. Masterson was assisted by his defense. Alex Rios hit a ball off the wall with two outs in the first, but was thrown out trying for a double by left fielder Michael Brantley. Alexei Ramirez singled to lead off the sixth, but was thrown out attempting to steal second by catcher Yan Gomes. Paul Konerko doubled with two outs in the seventh – becoming the Sox’s first batter to reach second – but Dayan Viciedo struck out.

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Top 3 Picks! April 13 Songs of Broadway Fundraiser Sandwich Opera House, Sandwich A trio of vocalists headline this show hy featuring Broadway favorites sung by Cathy Scott, Meg McGarry, and Stuart Vance. Proceeds from this benefit will be used for repairs to the 1878 Opera House. Seating is rs general admission and tickets are $5. Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

1 April 13 Radio Plays Stage Coach Theatre, DeKalb Stage Coach Players will be performing two radio dramas, “Cut ‘Em Off At the Past!,” from Firesign Theater’s Nick Danger, Third Eye, and “The Case of the Dueling Divas,” from Imagination Theater’s Harry Nile. Harry Nile is a hard-boiled detective drama while Nick Danger is an irreverent parody of the detective genre. This performance is free to the public. Starts at 7 :30 p.m.

2 April 13 Faculty Trombone/Trumpet Recital NIU Music Building, DeKalb NIU trombone studio teacher Jeremy Moeller and trumpet professor Mark Ponzo present an evening of trombone and trumpet music. This recital is free and open to the public. Starts at 7 p.m.

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18 within 4 shots of Day, including Woods Woods moved into a share of the lead with a two-putt Continued from page B1 birdie on the eighth hole, and his game looked to be as make it, it’s still a great sharp as ever – perhaps too week.” sharp. Right when it looked He’s now part of a weekend like he might take the outat Augusta that should be as right lead, Woods hit a lob dynamic as ever. wedge that was so perfect it Day was at 6-under 138, hit the flag on the par-5 15th and 18 players were within and caromed backward off four shots of the lead, includ- the green and into the waing Tiger Woods. ter. Instead of having a short


birdie putt, he had to scramble to save bogey. Woods posed over another shot on the 18th and was stunned to see it hop onto the upper shelf, leading to his second three-putt bogey of the week. He had to settle for a 71, though he was still only three shots out of the lead. “My score doesn’t quite indicate how well I played today,” Woods said.


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Tips for making a dishwasher, drain work better By AMY LORENTZEN


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our dishwasher, sink drain and garbage disposal do the major dirty work in your kitchen, and you can keep them smelling fresh and running efficiently with a few easy steps. If there are spots or stuck-on grime on the dishes when they come out of the washer, or if the sink has an unpleasant odor even after you clean it and run the disposal, it means these hard-working appliances may need extra attention. “Dishwashers and drains battle kitchen waste and activity daily, which can take a toll on the appearance and performance if not cleaned correctly,” said Chris Salatino with Kenmore Major Appliances.

Dishwashers Electric dishwashers have a filtration system that requires regular cleaning, especially if you don’t scrape or pre-rinse dishes. “The maintenance on a dishwasher depends on how you treat it,” says John DeSilvia, host of DIY Network’s “Rescue My Renovation.” If you’re not a pre-rinser, he recommends cleaning the filter once a month. Just look at the bottom of your dishwasher, find and remove your filter, then scrub away debris with a soft brush. Rinse and reinstall. “Don’t be scared, it’s really easy,” says DeSilvia. If in doubt, check your owner’s manual on how to find and remove the filter. Can’t find the instructions? Log on to your manufacturer’s website. Or online tutorials at sites such as DIYNet- and can help you Institute of Kitchen Science, says one through the process. mistake people make is buying cheap The interior of your dishwasher may detergent. She says the all-in-one packets also appear filmy at times. To get rid of by name-brand companies really do help that buildup, Salatino advises waiting your dishwasher perform best. until the washer has finished a cycle and She also recommends a rinse aid, cooled. Then make a paste with powwhich promotes drying by allowing the dered detergent or use liquid detergent water to sheet off dishes. on a damp sponge to wipe away mineral Loading your dishwasher properly deposits. Follow up by running a normal also can aid cleaning. Find tips at www. cycle. instituteofkitchenscience. If you’re in a hard water com/kitchen-101/dishwashOnline area and wiping with deers tergent doesn’t remove all And, you don’t have to the film, run a normal cycle wait until the dishwasher is with 2 cups of white vinegar full to run a cycle. Ottusch in an upright glass on the says many newer models lower rack. Salatino advises sense the size of a load and turning off the “heated dry” how dirty the dishes are, option during the cycle. and work accordingly. There also are commercial cleaners “Running the dishwasher takes very marketed especially for mineral buildup little water and energy, and waiting until in dishwashers. it is packed full of dishes can compromise Consumer Reports recommends cleaning performance,” she says. replacing worn or rusted dish racks, Dirty draining and using care when loading dishes and If you’ve got a smelly drain, there’s silverware so you don’t damage spray probably bacteria growing in it. arms. Inspect the arms to make sure they To eliminate the problem, start by aren’t clogged with debris, which could mixing a cup of baking soda and a cup affect water pressure. Use pipe cleaners of vinegar. Pour the mixture down the to dislodge blockages. drain, let it sit for 15 minutes or more, For cleaning the outside of your then run the disposal and rinse with hot dishwasher, Salatino says all you need water. is a soft, damp cloth or sponge and mild To clean disposal blades, freeze white detergent. If you’ve got a stainless steel vinegar in ice cube trays and let the cover, you’ll need a special cleanser. disposal grind away at them. The ice will Super suds help dislodge stuck-on debris, and the vinegar freshens the unit. Phosphates, which help control water If there’s still an odor, try pouring in hardness, were eliminated from dishhalf a cup of bleach, but not if you have water detergents a few years ago over a septic system. You may need to go buy pollution concerns. Since then, some a live enzyme product that eats away consumers have complained that dishes bacteria, or a corrosive cleaner meant to don’t seem as clean. unclog drains. Lucinda Ottusch, with Whirlpool’s

If your sink’s drain plug has moldy buildup, soak it in a vinegar or bleach solution, then wipe away any remaining grime. If mold builds up again quickly, replace the plug. Home improvement stores should offer styles that fit your sink, and some even stock scented versions. If unpleasant odors continue, consider whether you might have a backed-up disposal or clogged plumbing.

The grind The crunching and gnashing of your disposal may make you leery of touching it, but there are ways you can keep it running well without calling a professional. DeSilvia says to always run cold water before, during and after using the disposal. “Never use hot water with your garbage disposal,” he says. “It breaks down food, causing it to liquify and accumulate around your pipes.” It’s best to scrape large pieces of food into the trash can, then let the disposal take care of smaller scraps. Don’t put potato peels, shellfish, coffee grounds or other fibrous foods into the disposal. They’re clog-makers. DeSilvia reminds homeowners never to put their hand in the disposal. If it won’t grind, use the reset button, usually a black or red button on the bottom of the unit. Make sure the outlet the disposal is plugged into is working. If the disposal seems jammed, use the Allan wrench or similar hand-crank tool that comes with the unit to give it a push start. If you can’t find yours, many hardware stores carry them. “Most service calls can be avoided by simply resetting your disposal,” DeSilvia says. “Press the button and you are good to go. Just saved yourself $300 bucks for a service call.”


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FAMILY TIME | Relieving morning sickness naturally

Tip of the week Morning sickness – pregnancyrelated nausea – is very common, especially during the first trimester. However, the problem isn’t the same for every woman, as the nausea can occur at any time of day or night (not just in the morning) and some women experience it throughout their pregnancy. For some women, it’s a minor annoyance. For others, it can become a serious issue. No one is sure exactly

what causes it, but hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy probably play a role. Morning sickness relief can be complicated, too, since many women try to avoid taking medications during pregnancy. Fortunately, if you’re experiencing morning sickness, there are natural, alternative remedies that can help control your upset tummy, and help you keep your news private until you’re ready to share. Some are age-old (taking ginger for an upset stomach) and some are leading edge (using a wrist band to provide acupressure). Here are some nonmedicinal remedies you can use to relieve morning sickness: • Lifestyle changes: Making certain changes in your eating habits also can help relieve morning sickness, according to the Mayo Clinic. The clinic’s website recommends mothersto-be choose foods that are high-carb, low-fat and easy to digest, and avoid greasy, spicy and fatty foods. Having an empty stomach can actually make nausea worse, so consider snacking on a few crackers or a piece of dry toast before getting out of bed and snacking throughout the day rather than eating

three larger meals. • Ginger: For centuries, Asian cultures have recognized ginger’s ability to help settle an upset stomach. You may find sipping ginger tea will help relieve your nausea, or you can increase the use of this spice in your cooking to help create a more even, lasting effect. For times when you need quick relief, you can try ginger lozenges. • Aromatherapy: Sensitivity to certain smells also is common during pregnancy and can even bring on pregnancy-related nausea. Aromas can also help relieve symptoms. Scents like ginger, peppermint and spearmint can help an unsettled stomach feel better. At home, try potpourri or sachets scented with these essential oils. • Acupressure: Just as wearing an acupressure wrist band can help fight motion sickness, these bands may help moms-to-be relieve morning sickness. – Brandpoint

Family movie night “The Host” Rated: PG-13 Length: 125 minutes

Synopsis: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. This is an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name. Violence/scary rating: 3.5 Sexual-content rating: 2.5 Profanity rating: 2 Drugs/alcohol rating: 2 Family Time rating: 3. This isn’t “Twilight,” but it’s not bad for teens. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help. All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control. But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever. Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong’s New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy. – HarperCollins Publishers

Book report “The Rising,” by Kelley Armstrong Ages: 13-17 Pages: 407 Synopsis: Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a

Did you know? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 in 10 new parents give their babies solid foods before they are four months old. Pediatrician groups recommend introducing solid foods around six months.

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8MILESTONES Hellmuth-Orton Robert and Sherry Hellmuth of DeKalb announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Adam Orton of Sycamore. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of DeKalb High School and a 2009 graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She is employed as an entomologist with Monsanto. The groom-to-be is the son of Jeffery and Mary Orton of Geneseo. He is a 2002 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School in Geneseo, a 2006 graduate of University of Illinois and a 2008 graduate of Northern Illinois University with a master’s degree in public administration. He is employed by the city of Sycamore as city treasurer/assistant to the city manager. The couple met through their involvement with the Kishwaukee Concert Band and will wed in September.

Chorus holds Girls Night Out

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Zarina Grych looks over aprons she might want to wear to Bethlehem’s Spring Luncheon. Helping with the choice is Laurel Stokke (left), Grych, grandmother Nancy Grych and great-grandmother Doris Nordstrom. Aprons are not new to Grych; she has helped her grandmother in the kitchen for a long time.

Aprons talk at today’s spring luncheon at DeKalb church The women of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and guests will hear a presentation by Joyce Davidson on the history of aprons at the group’s annual spring luncheon today. The luncheon begins at noon and will be held in the fellowship hall at the church. The men of the church will prepare a lunch of chicken salad, fruit, bread basket of croissants, cranberry bread and a dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger. Child care will be provided. The women and children attending the luncheon are encouraged to wear aprons. DaProvided photo

Prairie Echoes Chorus invites the public to its Girls Night Out from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. All ages 14 and older are welcome to participate in free voice lessons, singing, friendships, food and fun. There also are raffles and door prizes. For information or a ride, call 815-761-5956. Prairie Echoes Chorus will represent DeKalb in the Region 3 Sweet Adelines Competition today at the Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Mich. Prairie Echoes Chorus is a nonprofit organization.

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Junior Girl Scout Troop 1327 of Cortland held four cookie booths this year and collected $126 to donate to TAILS Humane Sociery. Pictured (from left) are Norah Sands, Delanie Martin, Lia Heredia, Reagan Wesley, Emma Bergeson, Vanessa Duffy, Amanda Dubeau and Autumn Foltz. Not pictured is Rachel Roelfsema. Michelle Bergeson is the troop leader and Ann Sands is co-leader.

vidson says the use of aprons has been around for a long time with a variety of utilitarian and decorative uses. At the close of the presentation, guests will be encouraged to tell a story about their particular apron. The luncheon is organized by the Study Circles of Bethlehem with each group assigned a task such as menu, program, decorations, etc. The mistress of ceremony will be Edna Schramm. The invited guests for this lunch are the women of other Lutheran churches in the DeKalb and Sycamore area. For more information, call 815-758-3203.

8BRIEFS Garden seminar all about tomatoes The spring series of the Four Seasons Gardening program, from University of Illinois Extension, continues with a session titled “All About Tomatoes: Strategies for Controlling Common Pests and Disorders” at 1 p.m. May 7 and 6:30 p.m. May 9. Both sessions will be presented via teleconference at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Although tomatoes are considered a garden favorite and easy to grow, they can succumb to a number of pests and environmental disorders that result in disappointment for the grower. In this session, participants will learn how to identify the most common tomato diseases and insect pests and how best to control them in a home garden setting. Nutritional disorders and other common environmentally-induced prob-

lems will be discussed as well. This is the third session of the spring series. The next program, “Don’t Doubt the Drought,” is set for May 21 and 23. Cost for the session is $5. Advance registration is needed. For more information, call 815758-8194, email bmacarus@ or visit If you have disability needs, please indicate when registering.

NIU Annuitants to visit Tinker Swiss Cottage Space remains for the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association’s tour of Rockford’s Tinker Swiss Cottage and gardens and a visit to the Briggs Mansion on May 8. The group will enjoy lunch at Rockford’s Stockholm Inn. The Tinker Cottage tells the story of Robert Tinker and the widow of John Manny, who invented the Manny Reaper. The Briggs Mansion was recently restored to

its former 1880s elegance by the Raleigh family beginning in 2005. The group will depart DeKalb at 8:15 a.m. for the tour and lunch. For more information, call Carder Travel at 815-756-1547.

Girl Scout fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings for the Eat Wings – Raise Funds Program. The restaurant, located at 2466 Sycamore Road in DeKalb, will donate 10 percent of all food purchases from 11 a.m. until closing to GSNI this Sunday and April 28. To ensure Girl Scouts receive the funds, customers must present a flier to their server. The flier is available online at For more information, call Vicki Wright at 630-897-1565, ext. 7134.

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Natural medicines By DOROTHY FOLTZ-GRAY GateHouse News Service For many of us who question whether homeopathy works, the natural healing technique is a dim concept we associate slightly with remedies brewing in cauldrons. Or we think of it as a tablet of hocus pocus we slip under the tongue. In short, most of us, including conventional doctors, know very little about how homeopathy works, says homeopathic physician Dr. Toni Bark, director of the Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal in Chicago and adjunct professor at Boston University. Homeopathic medicine, founded in the late 1700s, is essentially the use of like to cure like, somewhat like using fire to fight fire. The medications are hugely diluted doses of a substance – herbs, minerals or other natural substances – that would produce certain disease symptoms in a healthy person, explains naturopathic doctor Brad S. Lichtenstein, chair of the Bastyr University Homeopathy Department in Kenmore, Wash. So, for instance, if a healthy person takes arnica, a European herb, continuously, she will develop aches and pains. However, if a person with aches and pains takes a solution or tablet that contains arnica, the aches are likely to subside. The science behind homeopathy is complex – and not entirely understood (as is true of many conventional medications). However, a number of factors – the rise of targeted medicine, the economic crisis in medical care, and concerns about drug side effects – are causing researchers and practitioners to reconsider homeopathy. Below are several reasons for you to reconsider homeopathy as well: Mounting evidence that homeopathy works. A 2012 multicenter study presented at the 2012 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology and published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases involved 449 patients with ankle sprains. Two groups were given Traumeel ointment or gel, a homeopathic treatment containing a number of ingredients including arnica; another group was given diclofenac gel, a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Each group applied the ointments three times a day for 14 days with a six-week follow-up. Researchers found that the Traumeel relieved pain and improved function as effectively as diclofenac. In 2011, the Swiss government issued a report evaluating homeopathic medicine’s effectiveness and cost efficiency. After reviewing a wide swath

of homeopathic studies, researchers found homeopathic remedies so effective that the government health insurance program is now offering reimbursement for homeopathic treatments. Homeopathic remedies for upper-respiratory infections made a particularly good showing in the Swiss study, says Lichtenstein: “The report cited 29 homeopathic studies on upper respiratory infections. Twenty-four had positive results.” Homeopathy is cost-effective. Studies indicate that homeopathy helps contain medical costs – for doctors and patients. The 2011 Swiss report found that doctors who specialize in homeopathy had 15 percent lower practice costs than conventional physicians and those who practice complementary and alternative medicine but not homeopathy. A 2005 German study of 493 patients published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that, at similar or lower costs, homeopathic treatments for complaints such as headache, backache, insomnia and sinusitis were more effective than conventional medicines. “Cost is a great reason to reconsider homeopathy,” says Lichtenstein. “Many remedies cost about $8, and you can usually use the minimum dose.” According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, insurance companies are more apt to cover homeopathic remedies if they are prescribed by a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy. It’s worth checking with your insurance company. Remedies are available over the counter or by prescription. Side effects are rare. Homeopathic remedies work electrically, not chemically, says Bark: “We believe they stimulate the body’s electro-magnetic system to (return) to the right pattern. They work through specific (energy) frequencies that allow energy to flow again.” In homeopathy, a disease state is stuck energy, she explains. “With the remedies, we’re trying to match the disease state to the remedy, which stimulates the body to heal itself.” That’s different than taking pharmaceutical drugs that suppress or alter body functions, she says. “For instance, when you take antidepressants you’re altering the absorption of serotonin. When you take antibiotics, you alter the bacteria in the colon. “Nothing is completely safe,” notes Lichtenstein. “But you usually take a homeopathic remedy a few times at a low potency, so there are no side effects.”


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What’s new on the gardening scene for 2013? By BARBARA LINDHOLM and JANICE WEBER DeKalb County Master Gardeners Welcome to another year of “How Does Your Garden Grow?” presented by the DeKalb County Master Gardeners. This is an exciting time of year for gardeners as we discover the new trends and explore the new and newly available offerings in the plant world. Let’s get started. Interesting new terms define the 2013 gardening scene with the largest emphasis on garden makeovers, restorative gardens, urban farming and naturescaping. The garden makeover concept is on the rise as busy gardeners look to reduce the amount of maintenance required for a successful garden. Gardens needing less deadheading, pruning and frequent watering are becoming more desirable. Are you tired of back-breaking garden chores? Simplify

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? your garden area with raised beds and containers to reduce heavy digging. Dwarf forms of trees, shrubs and flowers make pruning much easier. Planting bulbs for long-term growth needs much less tending. The restorative or home therapy garden provides a haven from our daily, hectic pace. This garden is designed simply for relaxation and enjoyment. Urban farming is increasing in popularity. More and more people are growing their own vegetables and fruits and achieving great satisfaction from harvesting their homegrown produce. Pick up any gardening catalog today and notice that the vegetable and fruit portion of the catalog is suddenly

much larger than the flower section. The 2012 Chelsea Garden Show in England heralded a return of emphasis on wildflowers and native plants. The effect of this 2012 decision is now being seen here with a rebirth of interest in native plants. Naturescaping is a trend that makes gardening easier because of the durability and ease of growing these plants. Less maintenance and drought resistance also are important factors. Prominently included in this year’s catalogs and garden magazines are the native plants and wildflowers specifically grown to attract and support butterflies in jeopardy such as the Monarch. Now let’s take a look at some of the more interesting new plants for 2013. Sun annuals receiving a lot of coverage include angelonia “Statuesque Blue,” calibrachoas “Lemon

Slice” and “Peach Cobbler,” petunia “Glamouflage” and sunflower “Solar Flair.” Begonia “Sparks Will Fly” received the most attention. This is a shade annual that has tangerine colored blooms with striking dark green foliage. This charming annual blooms from spring through summer. The 2013 perennial plant of the year is “Variegated Soloman Seal.” This is a great plant for shade or a woodland situation. The foliage grows to 2 feet and remains attractive in the garden all season. In the spring, small white bells hang down all along the length of the leaf structure. Solomans Seal has no serious pest or disease problems. Other perennials frequently mentioned include the All American Selection echinacea “Cheyenne,” coreopsis “Mercury Rising,” verbascum “Blue Lagoon” and gaura “Red Butterflies.” Dramatic, hardy hibiscus

“Midnight Marvel” seemed to engender the most buzz. This 4-by-4 shrub-like perennial has vibrant red flowers set off rich purple foliage. It requires moist soil and also can be grown in a large container. Two shrubs of interest this year are lilac “Josee” and hydrangea “Bobo. “Josee” is a fragrant, re-blooming lilac. It blooms heavily in the late spring and if well watered will bloom intermittently from summer to frost. “Bobo” is smaller than most hydrangeas at 3 feet tall. Its large flowers are supported by strong stems. Clematis “Sweet Summer” is a new vine worth mentioning. It is fragrant and is a delightful combination of violet and cranberry blooms. It will be released this year, however, only limited quantities will be available initially. The All American Rose Selection committee has chosen “Frances Meiland” as the 2013 rose of the year. It is

named for the breeder of the best-known and much loved “Peace” rose. Coming out of a successful two-year testing program, the “Frances Meiland” tea rose is a beautiful pink, very fragrant and also disease resistant. There are many new trends and plants on the scene for 2013. As gardeners, we can explore makeover gardening, restorative and therapy design, urban farmer projects or naturescaping. Let’s create some new garden designs with “Midnight Marvel,” “Sparks Will Fly,” “Mercury Rising” and little “Bobo.” Sounds like fun. Enjoy!

• For questions or comments about this article, home gardening or about the Master Gardener program, call the Master Gardeners c/o University of Illinois Extension, DeKalb County office at 815-758-8194 or email

‘Divas’ serve delicious family recipes to benefit Homestead Deanna Watkins (of Sweet Dream Desserts) will serve lobster mac and cheese bites, while other “celebrity” chefs are planning delicious offerings, including Jayne Higgins’ Blue Ribbon Winning Breads, Mary Pritchard’s Mandarin Orange Cake, and Ann Allen’s La Dolce Vita Desserts. All of the food and fun will be found at the fifth annual “Divas Dish for Glidden Homestead” on April 20. The fundraising and taste-testing event to benefit DeKalb’s Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Northern Illinois University’s Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center. Everyone is welcome to attend and tickets are on sale at two for $50 or $30 each ($21 is tax-deductible). Call 815756-7904, email or visit www. Building on the success of the past four years, this year’s Divas Dish will feature “celebrity” chefs from DeKalb County and beyond dishing up tried and true family recipes. Dishes include a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. The night will include a Silent Auction featuring sports items, gift certificates and an assortment of fabulous items, according to Glidden board president, Svetlana Henrikson. “We have an incredible assortment of Silent Auction offerings, in addition to baked goods from some of our chefs, and special raffle items,” she said in a news release. Among the “divas” participating is Sarah Glidden DeMink, great-grand-niece of barbed wire inventor, Joseph F. Glidden. For the April 20 event, she plans to prepare “Sarah’s Special Salad,” featuring greens, dried cranberries, candied walnuts and

ed a patent for “The Winner” on Nov. 24, 1874. It would become the most widely used barbed wire in frontier America. His wire was invented in the barn next to his red brick home. Both still stand on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The nonprofit organiza-

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8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Though you may be restless in the coming months, don’t make changes simply for change’s sake. If you find yourself at a loss, stay where you are, because it may be your best chance for success. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – To get what you want, you might be tempted to employ subterfuge. However, if you do, it could turn out to be a major embarrassment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you have a lot of rushing around to do, you could easily get careless with your possessions. Make sure you have your valuables on your person at all times. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – If you’re unprepared to help yourself, why should you expect others to pick up the slack? Success is more than likely to elude you, through no fault but your own. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Fight off any tendencies toward self-pity, because it is a futile state. Your family and companions will be immersed in their own problems and will have little sympathy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Instead of feeling obligated to do business with a firm that you’ve dealt with previously, go where you can get the best deal. Sentiment can be unaffordable at times. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Indecision or inconsistency on your part can be unnerving to your associates. To maintain your credibility, you must do what you say, and do it confidently. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Don’t treat an assignment indifferently just because you feel it’s beneath you. If you fail to deliver, it could greatly damage your prospects. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – There is a strong possibility that you could be too gullible in your commercial dealings. Be extra careful and question everything, especially in unfamiliar waters. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Be wary of getting deeply and quickly involved with someone you just met. Let things develop slowly, and time will be the judge. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Strive to be a productive individual instead of a procrastinator. What you put off doing now will most likely never get done. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Your impulse for instant gratification could cause dire financial complications. Stop deluding yourself into making rash purchases. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Don’t anticipate failure before you even give something the old college try. You have as much chance of winning as you do of losing. Focus on the former, not the latter.


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Teen resists conforming to adults’ expectations Dear Abby: I’m a 14-yearold girl. I don’t understand why adults tell me to be an independent thinker, to embrace myself, and then put me down for not conforming. Why is it outrageous to come to your own conclusions, speculate, challenge accepted ideas or find your own faith? It would be easier to quietly nod an empty head and smile to please our parents and the adults who influence kids, so they can enjoy superficial satisfaction for how “well” they have raised us. Should I deny myself as an individual and be pulled along, or is it better to stay quiet and just be who everyone expects you to be? – Independent Thinker in Florida Dear Independent Thinker: Independent thinkers are the people who have contributed the most to society. Our most important scientific discoveries were conceived by individuals who chose not to accept conventional thinking. The same is true for religion – Jesus was an independent thinker. I’m not sure what kind of conversation you feel the adults in your life are trying to discourage. But people who are deeply committed to their religious faith can feel offended or threatened if their beliefs are challenged. Even

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips though you are an independent thinker, you should be respectful of the beliefs of others. Dear Abby: Around the time of my sister’s wedding, she and her fiance, “Greg,” tried to get me and their best man, “Bruce,” together. They brought him along when they would visit and encouraged us to date. Not long after the wedding we did start dating. Bruce is a great guy and I enjoy being with him. My problem is, he’s my brotherin-law’s nephew even though they are close in age. (Bruce’s mom is Greg’s half sister.) Am I dating a family member? Are we committing incest? Should we end this relationship? I don’t know what is “right.” – Weirded Out in Wisconsin Dear Weirded Out: Bruce is not a blood relative; he is related to you by marriage. That is not the same as incest. If you care about each other, the right thing to do is continue the relationship and see where it leads. “Great guys” can make great husbands. Dear Abby: My husband fathered a child in high school

that was placed for adoption. His mother has become very close with the adoptive family and visits often. My husband does not. However, my mother-in-law constantly asks him to go on vacation with her to visit the child. I also found out that she sends the child gifts and signs my husband’s name on the cards. Abby, I feel this is hugely disrespectful not only to me, but also to my husband. He has chosen not to get involved with this child because he doesn’t think it’s fair to the adoptive family. He also doesn’t wish to become attached. We have already told her she is overstepping her boundaries, but it continues to happen. What can we do? – Frustrated in The South Dear Frustrated: Your mother-in-law may have the best of intentions, but forging your husband’s name is dishonest. Sooner or later the child will find out the truth, and the result may be painful. However, there is nothing you can do to control your husband’s mother’s behavior, so accept it and don’t take it personally. Dear Abby: My daughter was married eight months ago. During the planning of the wedding, her fiance was very involved in every aspect of decision-making. Soon after the vows were exchanged, her

new husband became cold and distant toward her. He would constantly tell her she made him miserable, and he allowed his mother to ridicule and berate her over things from her hair color to her cooking. My husband and I kept quiet because we didn’t want to interfere. About a month ago, he decided he no longer wanted to be married. Since then, my daughter has revealed that shortly after the wedding she discovered her engagement ring was a fake, and he insisted she pay for half the costs of the honeymoon – which she did. We’re not wealthy people, so paying for their wedding was a stretch for us. I am furious that my soon-to-be exson-in-law sat and watched us spend thousands of dollars on a wedding, knowing full well my daughter was wearing a fake ring on her hand and then insisted she pay for half the honeymoon. I wonder what his real motive was in marrying her. He shows no remorse and portrays himself as the “victim” for having married someone who couldn’t get along with his mother. How do I move forward and get over my anger and need for retribution? – Outraged in Oklahoma

Dear Outraged: Start by thanking your lucky stars that your daughter will soon be free of a husband who appears to be already married to his mother. Then realize that your daughter was married to a dishonest, verbally abusive user to whom she might have been tied for a lifetime if she’d had a child or two with him. Dear Abby: I’m a 29-year-old male. Is it normal for me to be dating a woman who is in her mid-50s? I really like her, and she likes me, but sex seems to be an issue because she is hesitant to engage with someone who is my age. In her words, she is old enough to be my mother and it’s “weird.” What are your thoughts? – Jay in New Jersey Dear Jay: It’s unusual for a man in his 20s to be dating a woman that much older, but it’s not unheard of. It is more common for the reverse to be true. Remind her that the age difference hasn’t stopped some men from doing it, and we’re living in the age of equality. • Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los

Anger can damage your relationships and health Dear Dr. K: My husband and I both have quick tempers. Before we know it, a simple observation turns into an argument. Any advice for keeping our conversations civil? Dear Reader: Everyone gets angry from time to time, but anger comes more easily to some people. Two married friends, call them Kevin and Jane, recently recounted the following exchange to me: As Kevin was finishing up a hectic day at work, Jane rang and asked him to pick up milk for the kids on the way home. “I’ll do my best,” he told her. But the store was closed by the time Kevin got there and he arrived home empty-handed. His wife, who

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff also had a hectic day at work, became upset and responded, “But you said you would get it.” “No, I said I’d try,” said Kevin apologetically. The outcome of this exchange could have gone badly. You can imagine tempers rising and a vicious spat to follow. In fact, Jane replied, “We’re both exhausted. The kids won’t starve. Let’s have dinner.” With those few words she communicated to her husband that nothing mattered more than the har-

mony between them. Interactions like this happen every day. With each interaction comes an opportunity to minimize anger and create a positive outcome. The key is to convey information peacefully and respectfully. Remember that how we say something is as important as what we say. If you speak with anger or contempt, a simple disagreement can turn into a huge argument. Instead, try talking calmly and respectfully. Taking a “time-out” when things start to get heated is really important. Even if you are justified in being angry, there’s a real chance that anger will cause you to do something you regret and hurt

someone you love. Taking a time-out tells your partner that you are interested in his or her point of view, and that you value and respect them. And it also signals that they should consider why you got angry, and whether there was any basis for it that could have been avoided. Think back to Kevin and Jane’s exchange over the milk. Fortunately, Jane stopped, looked and listened. She recognized her own anger, but also Kevin’s effort. She observed that he felt bad, and she quickly backed down from anger. An incident that could have escalated into a full-blown argument ended instead with a peaceful family dinner. To learn many more

strategies for recognizing and controlling anger, read “Outsmarting Anger” by Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Joe Shrand, with Leigh M. Devine. (You can learn more about this book at my website.) Besides the damage that anger can do to relationships, there’s growing evidence that anger is just plain bad for your health. You’ve probably heard about people who get heart attacks from having “Type A personalities” – from being hard-driving and perfectionistic. There’s a measure of truth to that, but anger is even more of a factor in bringing on a heart attack.

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8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Nursery-rhyme trio 5 Tornado warning 10 CEOs or MVPs 14 Wharf 19 Guy, informally 20 A means to — — 21 Bitterly pungent 23 Snake River Canyon locale 24 Zorro’s farewell 25 Conductor Zubin — 26 Groovy 27 — in (cornered) 28 Tilted 30 Sneaks a look 32 One-pot dinner 33 Ammonia compound 34 Dull 36 Grimace 38 A Bobbsey twin 40 — ammoniac 41 Long oar 42 Paper mill need 43 Structures, for short 45 Tusked animal 49 “Have you — wool?” 50 Ripped 51 — gin fizz 52 Endangered trees 56 Swallows 58 Yachting hazard 59 Of bees 60 BMW rival 61 Perfumes 62 “— does it!” 63 Flat-tasting 64 Pharaoh’s serpent 65 Good with tools 66 Heavy hammer 67 Mall booth 68 Miffs 71 Prehistoric 72 Willowy 73 Antivenom 74 Kelly or Whitman 75 Cooperate (2 wds.) 78 Prize

79 Coffee or tea 83 Ellington of jazz 84 Derisive shouts 85 Otherwise 86 Kids’ cereal 87 Andre of tennis 90 Happy rumbles 91 Flood the market 92 Inner motivation 94 Junk food buy 95 A la — 96 Kandinsky contemporary 97 Seesaw 98 Sandwich cookie 100 Garbo of film 101 Before (abbr.) 102 Elegant dessert 103 Talk effusively 104 Young falcon 105 Racer — Luyendyk 106 Tayback or Damone 107 FICA numbers 108 Honeydew 110 Thailand neighbor 111 International agreements 113 Undercover org. 116 Ave. crossers 117 Scratch 118 Crude or coal (2 wds.) 123 Mischief 125 Luncheon salad 127 Boors 129 Lima’s port 130 Pack animal 131 Bakery lure 133 Get out of debt 135 Terra- — 136 Prickle 137 Golden Horde member 138 Loose-limbed 139 Silkwood of “Silkwood” 140 Bread ingredient 141 — -majeste 142 Wind-borne silt 143 Galaxy unit

DOWN 1 Jason’s jiltee 2 Of the hipbone 3 Thud 4 Flip-chart stands 5 “Cheers” bar owner 6 Without much skill 7 Fix a shoe 8 Register 9 Fargo’s st. 10 Delivery truck 11 Freezes over (2 wds.) 12 Rattle on 13 Place 14 Agreeing 15 Biblical region 16 Cars with meters 17 Actress — Bara 18 Tyrolean refrain

19 Long hairpiece 22 Acquire software 29 Theater tickets, slangily 31 Papa or Grouchy 35 Phoenix cagers 37 Fiesta cheer 39 Yemen’s gulf 42 Minstrel or bard 43 Bat both eyes 44 Bounding main 45 Chess piece 46 Liable to get paged (2 wds.) 47 Order of business 48 Tear apart 50 Mallard cousin 51 Cramp 53 Roast pig repast 54 Inventory wd. 55 Uses a straw

57 Farm enclosure 58 Baba au — 59 Not in a whisper 62 Mouse appendage 63 Whirring sounds 66 Fr. miss 67 “Ode to Psyche” poet 68 Do roadwork 69 Seine moorage 70 15 min. of football 72 Tropical monkey 73 Took an oath 74 It once was wild 76 Fabric meas. 77 City transport 78 Major artery 79 Like larkspur 80 Japanese dogs 81 Surrender (2 wds.) 82 Wields, as authority

84 Injures 85 Topo map info 87 Enthralled 88 Meditation guide 89 Iowa college town 90 Joyous outburst 91 Mirth 92 “The,” to Wolfgang 93 Sports “zebras” 95 Lab refrigerator 96 — Kringle 97 Ploy 99 Resistance unit 100 Moolah 101 Skulk about 102 Snapshots 105 Bond rating 106 Feudal tenants 109 Take to the prom 110 Andes ruminants 111 TV dinner staple

112 Casual wear 113 Hack 114 Harden 115 Courtyards 117 Ten sawbucks (hyph.) 118 Tierra del — 119 Parade sight 120 UHF part 121 Cafe customer 122 Advance, as money 124 Tax-sheltered svgs. 126 Europe-Asia range 128 Thermometer type 132 “— you serious?” 134 “Da” or “ja”


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

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STOVE - 30” Electric Kenmore SelfCleaning Stove. Model Series 790 Used less than one year in very good condition. Retailed for $785, Asking $400. 520-282-0048

SHOWER DOORS (USED) from 44 inch wide shower stall. Chrome trim, opaque glass, good condition. Complete with track and screws. Doors are approx. 65" tall including track. Each door approx. 22.5" wide. $25 obo. 815-895-7486.

RADIO / PHONO CONSOLE Vintage 40's, great condition $295. 630-406-6783 Sewing Machine 1942 Singer Elec. with cabinet - storage bench attachments & manual included Good overall condition. $125. 815-756-4085

SMOOTHIE MAKER - New Electric Smoothie Maker In Box, $15, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

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318 Fairmont Dr.

(Spartan Trail)

4440 State Route 72, Kirkland

Need customers?

Assisted/Independent living community has a position available for a Life Enrichment Coordinator. Responsibilities include Implementing activities for a community of 60-70 residents. Full time position. Must have valid driver's license. Must apply in person at:

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Sycamore High School Field House

GROUNDSKEEPING University Village Apts. Accepting applications for full time Groundskeeping position. Includes all aspects of grounds maintenance, trimming, lifting, etc. Valid drivers license needed. Applications may be completed during regular business hours (9am-3pm Mon-Fri) at: University Village Apts 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115


1960 Rivers Drive (off Peace and Freed Road)

Multi-Family Spring Sale Thursday & Friday, 8:30 – 5 Saturday, 8:30 – ? Mother/Father's Day, graduation, wedding, seasonal items, collectibles, beauty items, baskets, candles, picture frames, Boyd's bears, books, records, bookshelves, exercise items, jewelry boxes, TV, scrapbooking, household, kitchen small appliances, double and regular stroller, Princess talking vanity, Cozy coupe cars, kids outdoor swing, kids tractor, toys, new kids clothes, clothes including teen boys and young mens, electric tools, ladders, heaters, shop vac, wire racks, van shelving, 10” table saw. Many slightly used / new items.

Bicycle - 12 inch bicycle with training wheels (needs tube) $15 773-457-0909

TIRES - 11.2-24 R-1 tires w/tubes New 8 ply R-1 tires $255 each New! Petlas brand. Need tubes? $34ea. All other sizes of farm tires available! Call for pricing. 815-895-0244

CONSTRUCTION RADIO - Dewalt $45. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. TV - Sceptre 46" Flat Screen TV, $140. Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

14.9-28 8ply R-1 Farm tires New! Starting at $375 ea. Need tubes? $45 ea. All sizes of farm tires and tubes available. 815-895-0244 650-16 F-2 Tires & Tubes Brand New 650-16 F-2 Farm tires and tubes $210 for the pair. All brand new. Other sizes available. 815-895-0244 750-18 Farm Tires F-2 BKT 8 ply tires and tubes Brand new pair of 750-18 tires and tube. $320 a set. All sizes of farm tires available! 815-895-0244 FARM TIRES - New 750-18 F-2 Tires & Tubes Brand New 750-18 F-2 8ply Farm tires & tubes $320 for pair. All brand new. All sizes of farm tires. 815-895-0244

BOOKSHELF - Wood Foldable Fold Up Bookshelf, $15. Sycamore, 815-895-5373 COUCH - Good condition couch for sale. Tan and brown muted floral print with beautiful wood trim on front and legs. Fabric is in great condition. Asking only $240/obo. Must be able to pick up. Located in Somonauk. 920-915-4155 Please leave message if interested.

LAWN CHAIR - New Green Bay Packers Fold Up Lawn Chair With Storage Bag, $15. Sycamore 815-895-5373 SIMPLISITY 3416H simplisity with mower. Asking $400. Call 815-501-5953

1/2" Conduit Bender, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.


DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 TABLE SAW - 10" Craftsman Heavy Duty Table Saw On Wheels & Large Deck, $195. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Transfer Pump: Little Giant, model #5-MSP, excellent condition 815-991-5149 WET DRY VAC - 16 Gallon Craftsman Wet Dry Vac With Attachments, $45. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack $160. Sycamore, 815-895-5373

Artist Drafting/Design Table, 42/31” drafting design table, good shape, great for student or young artist, w/light and extras $150 815-751-6373 COOLER - Harley Davidson New Cooler With Strap, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. COOLER - Packers New Collapsible Cooler With Drawstring Bag, Sets Up On Ground, $15, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Jewelry: ladies watch, rings, new colored glass stone, silver bezel, great gift, 7 left, Sycamore $7.50 815-991-5149 STEEL GARDEN GATE - 32 x 46, galvanized chain link. $45. 847-515-8012 Huntley area YEARBOOKS (7) – From 1970's various high school & junior highs. $45 for all. 847-515-8012 Huntley area


204 E. KERR ST. Collection of Vintage Clocks Salt & Pepper Shakers, J. D. Tractors, Dolls, Antique Furniture, Tools & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

322 Waterman St


Kathy's Estate Sales 847-363-4814 We place FREE ads for Lost or Found in Classified every day!

Come support the Youth Mission trip and find treasures for yourself!

CAR - Fisher Price Boys Ride On Car, $8, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. CAR - Little Tikes Child Cozy Coupe Ride On Car, Red & Yellow, $20. 815-739-1953, DeKalb. Disney Princess Pink & Purple Plastic Music Talking Vanity. Child Can Push Items To Make A Princess Light Up In Each Mirror, They Talk & Then Disappear. 3 Large Light Up Mirrors Across Front. Also Includes Pull Out Storage Drawer, Pretend Nailpolish, Gem, Magic Wand & Other Compartments. $25. 815-739-1953, DeKalb. Power wheels. Girls jeep no battery $15, Harley Davidson motorcycle $20, quad runner $25. 773-457-0909 Scooter - small 3 wheeled scooters Hulk and Princess $5 each. 773-457-0909 SLIDE - Little Tikes Child Small Child Slide (Blue & Orange), $8, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. TRACTOR - Child Ride On Pedal Green Tractor Made Of Durable Rubbermaid Plastic, $20. Sycamore, 815-895-5373 TRACTOR - Little Tikes Child Ride On Green John Deere Style Tractor With Steering Wheel & Pedals, Made Of Durable Rubbermaid Plastic, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

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I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

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Stamps Collections 815-758-4004

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!! * 815-575-5153 *

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

Curio Cabiner Corner Curio

lighted w/3 glass front 30”Wx72”H 3 shelves & storage on the bottom, oak finish $200 815-758-8529 Desk – Steel – Art Deco Style w/Sm. Left Side Return – Chair - & Lamp – Great Shape $95. 815-991-5149 Girl's Bedroom Set: full size bed, 2 dressers, 1 desk also 2 hutches, $100 815-508-0629 Kitchen set: 42” round maple kitchen table 4 chairs w/2 extension leaves $65 815-522-6607

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2002 Chevrolet 2500 Ext Cab 3 month old male Chihuahua/Poodle mix. Crate trained (included), almost potty trained, good w/other dogs. Up to date on shots. $350 815-751-8066

6 ft bed, 6 liter engine, automatic trans, 4x4, ball hitch & bed, some rust, 2, 54K miles, $4,500. 815-784-2157 Check us out online

Vehicles; Trucks; Trailers; Tractors; Snow Blowers; Golf Carts; ATV's; Motorcycles; Mowers & Landscape Equip.; Tools; Boats; Bikes; Computers; Coins; Guns; Jewelry; Misc

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240 Volt A C In Wall, $140. Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Saturday, April 13 8 AM - 3 PM St. Mary's Parish Activity Center

Bed: maple twin bed, complete, $40 815-786-8127

1965 Fender Showman, 15 inch SpeakerBlack Silver Face Cabinett with chrome tilt legs. New 15 inch Speaker. Road Warrior Condition. Asking $300. 520-282-0048

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Toro snow blower needs primer bulb $125. 773-457-0909

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For Sale By Owner 815-899-8705


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ESTATE AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE PROM DRESSES - full length black size 9/10 $100. above the knee, one shoulder strap, cream/black size 9/10. $75. 815-762-7584



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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



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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

SYCAMORE 2 BEDROOM Wood style floors, D/W, A/C. Lndry on site, off St. parking, cats? $645/mo. 815-756-2064

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554

Sycamore 2BR - Mature Lifestyle Nice, quiet & sunny. Off St parking. No smoking/dogs. On-site laundry. Call Kris @ 815-501-1872

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521


Sycamore Meadows Apt. 1705 Longwood Dr., Sycamore, Il. 60178 815-899-9450

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

Starting at $645


DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859

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

DEKALB 1BR & 2BR Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580

DeKalb 1BR Garden Apt. Quiet 4-flat, laundry facilities, near park, no pets/smoking. $575/mo + 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 Quiet 1, 2 & 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets.

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We are accepting applications for our waiting lists! We have one 1BR Apt available.a immediately. Low Sec Dep. * Rental Assistance maybe available. * Security Building * 24 Hr. Maintenancee Emerg #'s * Washer/Dryer Coin Machines * We Pay Water, Trash & Sewer

Sycamore. 2 bdrm. Nice location! Heated garage, appls & most utils incl. No Dogs. $685/mo. 815-751-7724 Sycamore. 321 S. Walnut St. 1BR. $650/mo. Deck. Pets OK w/$500 dep. No smoking on property. 1st mo rent+sec. On site laundry. 815-895-8901 Sycamore. Large 2BR. Garage, Private Patio, new carpet, laundry. Clean & quiet. No pets. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

Sycamore 3BR 2.5Bath 2 Car Garage 2 Story + Full Basement. New windows, doors, flooring, paint, cabinets, appliances. $1200 (1st+Last+Sec) 815-895-2684

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

CHARMING 4BDRM HOME hardwood floors thru out. Turn of century grandeur, wrap around porch, new stainless appliances, 2 1/2 bath, heated playhouse in back, close to grocery, No pets, $1500/month. A perfect place to call home. 815-496-2990 DEKALB - 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Appliances, Garage, Basement, Lawn Care, No Smoking, No Pets $925 815-758-0591

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

DEKALB / SUMMIT ENCLAVE TH 2 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 C. Gar., Avail. July 1, End Unit. $1,200/mo. EMAIL: FJK88@MSN.COM

DEKALB 2BR TH KNOLLS SUBDIVISION 2 bath, appliances. W/D, A/C, 2 car garage, $950/mo. 815-758-5588 DeKalb Golf Course Community 3BR TH, 2.5BA, gar, front porch. All appliances, very nice, no pets. $1100/mo. 815-761-8639 DEKALB Townhome - Wineberry Sub., near elem. sch., 2BR, 1.5BA, 2CAR, W/D, BSMT, pay own utilities, Sec 8 ok. $1050/mo plus dep. 630-596-7707, May 1st

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Over 1,000 Built

PUBLICATION NOTICE Notice is given of the death of EUGENE E. HARGRAVE, whose address was 17 East Water Street, Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on April 04, 2013 to TERRY DIGATE, of 23 S. Linden Drive, Plano, IL 60545, as Independent Executor, whose attorneys are KRENTZ & SALFISBERG, P.C., 100 W. Main Street, Plano, IL 60545. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, DeKalb County Courthouse, 113 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Executor, or both, within six (6) months from the date of first publication of this notice, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Circuit Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Executor or to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed.

28 Years Experience ✦ Custom Decks ✦ Wheelchair Ramps ✦ Swimming Pools ✦ Power Washing

& Staining ✦ Stairs/Teardowns

“Let Me Deck You” Michael


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

CAMPBELL'S PAINTING ✦ Interior/Exterior

MAUREEN JOSH, Circuit Clerk

✦ Power Washing

(Published in the Daily Chronicle April 13, 20, 27, 2013)

✦ Decks


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


Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

Sandwich Lake Holiday Waterfront 3BR, Pets OK, W/D hook-up, 1 car garage, $1,275/mo. 773-510-3643 ~ 773-510-3117

Public Notice is hereby given that Kishwaukee College will receive proposals for Property, General Liability, Crime, Inland Marine, Auto, Umbrella, Legal Liability, and Worker's Compensation coverage. Proposal specifications may be obtained upon request from Bushue Human Resources, Inc., 104 N. Second St. - Suite B, Effingham, IL 62401. Phone (217) 342-3046. Please reference code ICK246 when calling. All proposals are to be received by Kishwaukee College at 21193 Malta Road Malta, IL 60150 on or before 10:00a.m., May 28, 2013, and will be opened at time specified.

Large garage. 815-758-0079

Call Us!!! We have some Great Deals!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 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. DeKalb/Sycamore. Office, Showrm, Warehouse. $5/sq ft. Extras galore! Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

Sycamore Downtown Storefront Available 7-1-13, 2000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant or General Retail. Ask for Rod 815-501-4902 Do you have a News Tip or Story Idea? Call 815-756-4841 Daily Chronicle

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DeKalb. Updated 3BR Cortland: 2BR, 2BA, condo, all appliances, A/C, carport, quiet building, Townsend Management 815-787-7368

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




Managed by P.P.M. L.L.C. of IL. “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”

Hillcrest Place Apts.

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“62 years of age or older or handicapped/disabled regardless of age”.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 13, 2013.)

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

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

Complex Located at 201-205 W. 2nd St. Genoa, IL. 60135 1-815-899-9450

DeKalb 1 Bedroom $540 Quite Lifestyle

Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Daily Chronicle Classified

Town of Cortland Town Clerk Cheryl Aldis

The Knolls

Sycamore E. State St.

Managed by P.P.M. L.L.C of IL. “This institution is an Equal Opportuntiy Provider and Employer”

Sycamore Nice 2BR + Loft TH

DeKalb/Sycamore. Nice 1-2 person office space! Utils included!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

budge and the Cortland Community Library for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2013 and ending April 30, 2014, will be on file and available for public inspection at the Town Hall during regular business hours beginning April 15, 2013. Notice is further hereby given that a public hearing on said budget will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees which begins at 7 p.m. on April 22, 2014, at the Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland, Illinois.


Office - 1705 Longwood Dr. Sycamore, IL. 60178

We have 1 Apt Available Immediately and we will have a 2BR & 3BR Available.

DeKalb: multi story condo, 2BR, 2.5BA, 2 car gar., balcony, W/D, freshly painted, new carpet, 815-739-4783

Sycamore. 2BR, 2BA. New construction. Granite counters, SS appls. 1 car garage. $950/mo+dep. Call Rosie: 630-229-2130

Chamberlain Park Apts

We are Accepting Applications

Condo Incl all appl, 2 car garage. No pets/smkg, $950/mo + sec. Available May 1st. 815-501-1378

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

2 Bed Lower Apt. in DeKalb. Appliances, Washer & Dryer, 2 car Garage. $650 mo + uttiilies &deposit. 1 yr lease. No pets 815-825-2374 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

* Low Security Deposit * Washer/Dryer Coin Machines * We Pay Water, Trash & Sewer * Close to School & Stores

DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR

Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $175/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186

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815-786-3361 Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?


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B & R EXCAVATING Family Owned and Operated

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 13, 15, 2013.)

Servicing all of Northern Illinois ! Excavating ! Foundation Excavation ! Sewer & Water ! Ponds ! Demolition ! Drainage Work ! Subdivisions ! Site Development ! Grading ! Concrete Driveways ! Sidewalks ! Patios

You Want It? We've Got It!


Classified has GREAT VARIETY!

Notice is hereby given by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Cortland in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, that a tentative budget for the Town of Cortland

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No Job Too Big or Too Small

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439 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


real estate

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 NICE 3 BEDROOM Laundry facilities, yard, parking. $750/mo + electric, incl water and garbage. 630-359-3474

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 & 2 BEDROOM

Area Open Houses - April 12-18, 2013 Day/Time



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Available now. Remodeled, clean and quiet, $425 & $550. 815-758-6580 ~ 815-901-3346

ROCHELLE UPPER 2BR DUPLEX Clean and quiet. Basement, laundry, 1 car garage, no pets. $550/mo + sec. 847-809-6828


Sycamore (continued)



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




1166 Rose Dr. Sycamore 2 2.5 $145,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Diane Hammon, 815-739-6627



1396 Omega Circle Dr DeKalb 3 2 $199,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Sue Elsner, 815-756-1691



1950 Parkside Dr Sycamore 3 2.5 $269,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Sharon Sperling, 815-756-1691


Sun 2:30-3:30 505 Fox Hollow DeKalb 4 2.5 $248,750 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Diane Hammon, 815-739-6627 Sun 12:30-2 487 Quinlan Ave. DeKalb 4 3 $330,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Diane Hammon, 815-739-6627

Other Areas Sun


213 West Willis Avenue Rochelle 3 2 $134,000 McCabe Realtors, Nedra Ericson, 815-739-9997



244 W Robin Cortland 3 2 $149,500 RE/MAX Experience, Tom Skora, 815-751-4631



29929 Corson Dr. Kingston 3 2 $164,500 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Jack Connerton, 815-751-7383



509 S First St Malta 3 2 $169,900 Century 21 Elsner Realty, Maria Pena Graham, 815-756-1691



33274 Kingston Rd Kingston 4 2 $239,900 RE/MAX Classic, Tammy Engel, Managing Broker, 815-784-2800

Sycamore Stone Prairie

By Appt

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

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

By Appt.

Waterbury West Lane Sycamore Starting at $135,000 Directions to Somerset Farm: Rt. 23 to Bethany E to Somerset Lane S Century 21 Elsner Realty, Linda Tillis, 815-751-3159 Reston Ponds Sycamore 3-4 2-3 Starting $219,950 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Keith & Jean Brunett, 630-209-6357

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