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TIF loans receive initial OK About $1M in financing by DeKalb would support 2 projects By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – DeKalb leaders gave the initial nod Monday to approve nearly $1 million in redevelopment incentives to redevelop the former DeKalb Clinic Annex and the former Small’s Furniture store. DeKalb aldermen voted unanimously on the tax increment financing proposals from John Pappas, the owner of Pappas Development, and Bill and Joy McMahon, the owners of Lincoln Inn Restaurant. The proposals even won the sup-

port of 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson, a vocal critic of how tax increment financing is used. “I am a big supporter of this plan,” Jacobson said about the McMahons’ proposal. “I have been an advocate of certain guidelines on how we spend our TIF dollars … this project meets all of those things. This project is why we need a TIF.” The McMahons are requesting a $330,000 forgivable TIF loan, and a $25,000 architectural improvement program loan, so they can redevelop the old DeKalb Clinic Annex at 302 Grove St. into a banquet hall. They

purchased the building at auction March 21. Pappas is requesting a $628,000 forgivable TIF loan to redevelop the Small’s Furniture property at 2211 Sycamore Road into either a restaurant or a retail center. It is the same location Darden Restaurants planned to open David Jacobson an Olive Garden before the chain backed out. The aldermen discussed the requests during the last business meet-

ing of the current City Council. Any votes on the proposals would come in May, after newly elected Aldermen Bill Finucane, Robert Snow and Mayor John Rey are sworn in. The McMahons hope to open a banquet hall called Faranda’s by September. Bill McMahon said the need for a banquet hall in DeKalb. While he’s confident he will find success, McMahon highlighted that he faces a lot of hurdles at first. “While the upfront costs are there, the profits for this are going to be slow,” said McMahon, noting the $1.7 million price tag on the project.



The development Pappas wants to do is also costly. Counting the land costs, redeveloping the Small’s Furniture store would cost $4.2 million. Pappas said he will purchase the property regardless of what the city does, but he needs economic incentives to redevelop it. “I am purchasing the property,” Pappas said. “I am willing to invest in the property and do whatever it takes to make it happen. Whatever happens … the city gets their money back.”

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Students: Retain D-424 teachers By JEFF ENGELHARDT GENOA – Julie Sorensen has embraced a learning opportunity that arose with Genoa-Kingston School District 424’s plans to lay off 14 teachers at the end of the academic year. As Sorensen prepares for what could be her final weeks in Genoa classrooms, the visual arts teacher said she has been amazed and inspired by the civic engagement of her sixth-grade students. A day after school board members decided March 19 to cut 14 teaching positions as part of a plan to trim $600,000 from the next academic year’s budget, some of Sorensen’s students came to school with posters and petitions. They wanted to show support for the staff and persuade board members to reverse their decision. The petition has received signatures from students throughout the middle school and could be presented to the board at its April 30 meeting.

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Lily Beck (left), 2, of DeKalb, and her mother, Melissa, work out together during a Tumble Tots class April 15 at the Haish Gymnasium in DeKalb.

Park districts prepare for spring weather By STEPHANIE HICKMAN Colleen Belmont had hoped the days of sunny skies and warmer temperatures were here to stay. The DeKalb Park District program director was glad to see so many residents utilizing the local parks while the weather was nice. “There were tons of dogs out on the street and lots more bicycles,” she said. But it seems those days were merely a brief preview of the spring weather the area has yet to enjoy on a regular basis. Colder temperatures, heavy rain and strong winds have forced both the DeKalb and Sycamore park districts to move many of their activities indoors. Sycamore Golf Course and the Sycamore Park District administrative offices were flooded last week, along with parks and road-

ways on DeKalb’s south side. That means outdoor programs such as tennis lessons, soccer camps and lifeguarding classes have been held in gyms and other indoor facilities, Belmont said. But the less than desirable weather won’t deter some residents. Sycamore Park District’s Superintendent of Recreation Bart Desch said all 20 of the registered children and their parents showed up to the district’s T-ball league practice on a cold, windy evening earlier this month. But the rest of the district’s baseball, softball and rugby leagues have struggled to meet consistently because of the unpredictable weathRob Winner – er. Katie Miller (left), 2, of DeKalb, tosses a beanbag to her mother, Lisa, during a Tumble “All the groups are having that isTots class April 15 at the Haish Gymnasium in DeKalb. sue,” he said. But Desch and Belmont agreed Voice your opinion the show must go on.

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Boston suspect charged; death penalty possible By STEVE PEOPLES AND DENISE LAVOIE The Associated Press BOSTON – A seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with bombing the Boston Marathon in a plot with his older brother and could get the death penalty for the attack that killed three people. Tsarnaev, 19, was charged by federal prosecutors with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction – a bomb – to kill. The criminal complaint containing the allegations shed no light on the motive.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Sharing of the Spirit Circle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: Joan Watson-Protano at bjoanwatson@ Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-4527990; Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at CrossWind Community Church in Genoa. 815-784-3612. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Free Fit Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at International Montessory Academy, 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580 for more information. Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Neighbors’ House, Fifth and Pine streets, DeKalb. Free help for DeKalb fourth- to 12th-graders; or 815787-0600. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-739-1950. Bingo: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St. Must be 18 or older to play. www.; contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Book discussion group: 7 to 9 p.m. at Hinckley Community Building, 120 Maple St. Sign up at Hinckley Public Library or call 815286-3220. Fellowship group AA(C): 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Genoa Community Women’s Club: 7 p.m. at Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23. For information, call Mary Erdmann, president, at 815-784-2115. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheel chair accessible entrance is on N. Third St. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-508-0280. Veterans Support Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; For information about the free group, call 815-756-4875 or 815-7936972. Prairie Echoes women’s chorus: 7:15 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. 877-300-SING (7464); cathyinelburn@yahoo. com. DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple at Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. Men can join Freemasonry or find out about the brotherhood. dekalbmasons. or contact Jim Tome at or 815-508-3878. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-4527990; VietNow: 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St. For all veterans who served in 1957 or after. Contact: Herb Holderman at herbh3@juno. com. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb;; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Wednesday Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in hands-on classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org.

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Richie Havens plays at the opening night ceremony during the 61st International film festival in 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Havens, who sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, has died at 72. His family said in a statement that Havens died Monday of a heart attack. like he used to. Havens, who was born in Brooklyn, performed at Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration in 1993. Havens, who released his debut “Mixed Bag” in 1967, has released more than 25 albums. His last album was 2008’s “Nobody Left to Crown.” He also started his own record label called Stormy Forest in 2000. “I really sing songs that move me,” he said in an interview with The Denver Post. “I’m not in show business; I’m

in the communications business. That’s what it’s about for me.” Havens also became an actor in the 1970s and was featured in the original stage presentation of The Who’s “Tommy.” He appeared in the 1974 film “Catch My Soul” and co-starred with Richard Pryor in “Greased Lightning” in 1977. Havens was eldest of nine children. A public memorial for Havens will be planned for a later date.

Doctors: All bomb patients likely to live The Associated Press BOSTON – In a glimmer of good news after last week’s tragedy, all of the more than 180 people injured in the Boston Marathon blasts who made it to a hospital alive now seem likely to survive. That includes several people who arrived with legs attached by just a little skin, a 3-year-old boy with a head wound and bleeding on the brain, and a little girl riddled with nails. Even a transit system police officer whose heart had stopped and was close to bleeding to death after a shootout with the suspects now appears headed for recovery. “All I feel is joy,” said Dr. George Velmahos, chief of

trauma surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, referring to his hospital’s 31 blast patients. “Whoever came in alive, stayed alive.” Three people did die in the blasts, but at the scene, before hospitals even had a chance to try to save them. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who police say was fatally shot Thursday by the suspects was pronounced dead when he arrived at Massachusetts General. The only person to reach a hospital alive and then die was one of the suspected bombers – 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But the remarkable, universal survival one week later of all others injured in the blasts is a testimonial to fast care at the scene, on the way

to hospitals, then in emergency and operating rooms. Everyone played a part, from doctors, nurses and paramedics to strangers who took off belts to use as tourniquets and staunched bleeding with their bare hands. As of Monday, 51 people remained hospitalized, three of them in critical condition and five listed as serious. At least 14 people lost all or part of a limb; three of them lost more than one. Two children with leg injuries remain hospitalized at Boston Children’s Hospital. A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition and 11-year-old Aaron Hern of Martinez, Calif., is in fair condition. The surviving bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is in serious condition at Beth Israel

Deaconess Medical Center with a neck wound. “Our training, our practicing, went a long way” to minimizing chaos so that hospitals and emergency responders worked effectively to treat the many wounded, said Dr. William Mackey, surgery chief at Tufts Medical Center. “Trauma care is optimism translated into action,” said Dr. Russell Nauta, chairman of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., where the wounded transit police officer, Richard Donohue, remains in stable but critical condition. Doctors and emergency responders approach each patient as someone who can be saved regardless of how severe the injuries appear.

Residents observe 1-week anniversary of bombings • CHARGED Continued from page A1 But it gave a detailed sequence of events and cited surveillance-camera images of Tsarnaev dropping off a knapsack with one of the bombs and using a cellphone, perhaps to coordinate or detonate the blasts. The two pressure-cooker bombs sprayed shrapnel into the crowd at the finish line April 15. Moore than 200 people were wounded, and the dead included an 8-year-old boy. The Massachusetts college student was listed in serious but stable condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries. His brother, Tamerlan, 26, died last week in a fierce gunbattle with police. “Although our investi-

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NEW YORK – Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday, his family said. He was 72. Havens died of a heart attack, the family said it a statement. Further details on his death were not immediately disclosed. Havens was known for his crafty guitar work and cover songs, including his well-received impersonation of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like a Woman.” His performance at the three-day 1969 Woodstock Festival, where headliners included Jimi Hendrix, was a turning point in his career. He was the first act to hit the stage, performing for nearly three hours. His performance of “Freedom” – based from the spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” – became an anthem. Havens returned to the site during Woodstock’s 40th anniversary in 2009. “Everything in my life, and so many others, is attached to that train,” he said in an interview that year with The Associated Press. Havens had originally been scheduled to go on fifth at Woodstock but had been bumped up because of travel delays. Festival producer Michael Lang said in the book “The Road to Woodstock” that he chose Havens “because of his calm but powerful demeanor.” Havens’ website said he had kidney surgery years ago and that he never recovered enough to perform concerts

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gation is ongoing, today’s charges bring a successful end to a tragic week for the city of Boston and for our country,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. The charges carry the death penalty or a prison sentence of up to life. “He has what’s coming to him,” a wounded Kaitlynn Cates said from her hospital room. She was at the finish line when the first blast knocked her off her feet, and she suffered an injury to her lower leg. In outlining the evidence against him in court papers, the FBI said Tsarnaev was seen on surveillance cameras putting a knapsack down on the ground near the site of the second blast and then manipulating a cellphone and lifting it to his ear. Seconds later, the first ex-

plosion went off about a block down the street and spread fear and confusion through the crowd. But Tsarnaev – unlike nearly everyone around him – looked calm and quickly walked away, the FBI said. Just 10 seconds or so later, the second blast occurred where he had left the knapsack, the FBI said. The FBI did not make it clear whether authorities believe he used his cellphone to detonate one or both of the bombs or whether he was talking to someone. The court papers also said that during the long night of crime Thursday and Friday that led to the older brother’s death and the younger one’s capture, one of the Tsarnaev brothers told a carjacking victim: “Did you hear about the Boston explosion? I did that.” The brothers are ethnic Chechens from Russia who have lived in the U.S. for

about a decade. Investigators are focusing on a trip the older brother made last year to Chechnya and Dagestan, in a region of Russia that has become a hotbed of separatist politics and Islamic extremism. In addition to the federal charges, the younger Tsarnaev brother is also likely to face state charges in connection with the shooting death of an MIT police officer. The Obama administration said it had no choice but to prosecute Tsarnaev in the federal court system. Some politicians had suggested he be tried as an enemy combatant in front of a military tribunal, where defendants are denied some of the usual U.S. constitutional protections. But Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and under U.S. law, American citizens cannot be tried by military tribunals.

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8NATION BRIEF FBI: No ricin found in home of Miss. suspect OXFORD, Miss. – Investigators haven’t found any ricin in the house of a Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an FBI agent. Agent Brandon Grant said that a search of Paul Kevin Curtis’ vehicle and house in Corinth, Miss., on Friday did not turn up ricin, ingredients for the poison, or devices used to make it. A search of Curtis’ computers has found no evidence so far that he researched making ricin. Defense lawyers for Curtis say investigators’ failure to find any ricin means the government should release their client. That lack of physical evidence could loom large as a detention and preliminary hearing continues this morning.

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G-K United Way benefits local organizations Teen charged with By STEPHANIE HICKMAN

attempted robbery GENOA – When the Genoa-Kingston High School football team found themselves with a small surplus of money after a successful fundraiser, they knew just what to do with it. The team decided to donate the extra $250 back to the community that had been a driving force in their fundraising efforts. “We feel like we were pretty privileged that our community helped us so well,” said Travis Frederick, head coach of the Genoa-Kingston football team. Frederick and his team presented a check to the Genoa-Kingston United Way on Monday, knowing the organization would use the money to help the community as a whole, he said. Marcy Billington of the Genoa-Kingston United Way was thrilled these young men would think of her organization. “We’re just really proud that they saw United Way as an agency to support,” she said. United Way was not only a recipient Monday, as the group presented more than $16,000 in checks to four nonprofit organizations in the Genoa-Kingston area and its surrounding communities. The Genoa-Kingston Res-

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Pattie Marx of Genoa-Kingston United Way, along with its youth board, present Angelina Shaulis of Hope Haven with a check Monday at Genoa-Kingston High School. From left to right: Nick Barthel, Katlin Schambach, Andrea Strohmaier, Pattie Marx, Angelina Shaulis, Christi Volkening, Rachel Gathman, Anne Hulsey and Emma Villella. cue Squad, the Voluntary Action Center, the Genoa-Kingston Food Pantry and Hope Haven were among more than 20 organizations the Genoa-Kingston United Way funded this year, Billington said. Richard Graff of the Rescue Squad said his team will use the $5,286 from the United Way to purchase a RAD-57, a pulsometer that measures how much carbon monoxide is in the blood stream. With the press of a button, rescuers will know the level of carbon monoxide in the blood of

a fire victim and how serious the situation is, he said. Hope Haven will use their $4,000 donation to help with building and operating costs to keep the homeless shelter up and running, said Angelina Shaulis, the organization’s transitional housing coordinator. The Voluntary Action Center received $4,000 they will use to support their Meals on Wheels and MedVAC programs, said associate director Ellen Rogers. Gene Bradford of the Genoa-Kingston Food Pan-

try said their organization serves anywhere between 50 to 120 families a month. The pantry will use their $3,500 donation to continue to provide emergency food assistance. Billington said she hopes Monday’s check presentations give the community a better idea of what the Genoa-Kingston United Way does. “We’re hoping that folks see their money being presented to these organizations and see that this is the heart of the United Way,” she said.

SYCAMORE – A 17-yearold from Sheridan who allegedly tried to rob a taxi driver with a knife and break into a home also has been charged with burglarizing several vehicles. Matthew T. Matthew T. Pausche Pausche, 17, of the 2900 block of North 4351st Road in Sheridan, threatened a taxi driver with a knife Saturday night and tried to break in to a home early Sunday, police said. He was charged with attempted armed robbery and seven counts of burglary, police said. Pausche is being held on $100,000 bond. The most serious charge is a Class 1 felony typically punishable by up to 15 years in prison. According to court documents, Pausche and another suspect entered a cab just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday and told the driver to pull over on West Fayette Street in Sandwich.

When the driver pulled over, Pausche and his accomplice exited before Pausche pulled out a knife and demanded money. The driver sped off without giving them money and saw the suspects flee on foot. About three hours later, Sandwich police responded to a call alleging someone had damaged a home in the 300 block of Wilshire Drive trying to break in. Police said they spotted Pausche on the scene. Pausche, who damaged two door frames and locks at the Wilshire Drive home, had four GPS units, a credit card, two cell phones and other stolen items on him when he was arrested, police said. The taxi driver later identified Pausche as the person who tried to rob him, police said. Police reports state Pausche took items from a 1994 Lincoln, 2006 Hyundai, 2001 Honda, Ford F-150, 2003 Dodge, 2004 Chevrolet and a 2002 Chevrolet. Sandwich police are still searching for the second suspect. Pausche is due in court May 1.


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Rick Perry in Ill. trying to lure business By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived in Illinois on Monday on a determined mission to lure away the state’s businesses, blast its nagging financial problems and spark a little interstate rivalry with a simple message to Gov. Pat Quinn. “I hope he enjoys the competition,” Perry told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “I’m certainly going to bring it.” The former Republican presidential candidate will be in Chicago through today to meet with business leaders, speak at a bioscience conference and host a reception for any businesses that may be interested in moving to Texas. The visit was preceded by an aggressive broadcast and print ad campaign urging Il-

Chicago area’s wealthiest investors are more nervous about their state’s economy than counterparts elsewhere in the nation, including the Houston area, which is the fourth largest U.S. city behind Chicago. “This is a good red state blue state conversation we’re having,” Perry said. “The idea that we shouldn’t be competing against or with each other is really counter to our founding fathers.” However, Illinois public officials didn’t exactly give Perry a warm welcome. Quinn, a Democrat who faces re-election next year, has said Illinois doesn’t need advice from Perry, and the state’s top Republicans agreed with him. Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady called the trip counterproductive. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took jabs by bring-

linois companies to, “Get out while there’s still time.” He also defended his state’s record on education, dealing with drought, the workforce and regulations in the aftermath of last week’s explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 14 people and injured 200. It’s not the first time Illinois has been a target of such poaching attempts; governors in Indiana, Wisconsin and New Jersey have tried it. And Perry made a similar trip to California earlier this year that Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, dismissed as a publicity stunt. Still, Perry hit on sore points that haunt Illinois’ business climate – the nation’s worst pension problem, lowered credit ratings and high taxes. His visit coincided with a poll released Monday by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management that found the

ing up Perry’s best known presidential campaign gaffe where in a debate he forgot one of the three federal agencies he had promised to eliminate. He also pointed out the historic drought in Texas. “Here in the city of Chicago we don’t have to measure our showers like they do in Texas,” he told reporters. GOP members in Illinois said Perry’s visit should be another signal that action must be taken the state’s nearly $100 billion pension problem. For years, Illinois skipped or shorted payments to its five pension systems. Illinois legislators have been focused on the issue over the past year and have only recently gotten some traction on the issue, with three separate plans awaiting Senate consideration. “Though the state has

Investors worried about state economy By SARA BURNETT The Associated Press CHICAGO – The Chicago area’s wealthiest investors are much more nervous about their state’s economy than counterparts elsewhere in the nation, according to a poll released Monday that reinforces concerns some companies may relocate if Illinois’ financial situation doesn’t improve. The poll by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management comes on the same day Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Chicago to try to lure businesses from the state with the promise of lower income taxes and a stronger economy. Analysts and economic advisers say it’s another wake-up call for lawmakers who repeatedly have failed to solve Illinois’ $100 billion pension crisis and other financial problems.

“There is a lot of reason to be nervous about the financial future of our government and what it will mean for business,” said Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation, a Chicago-based tax policy and government research organization. The poll found 93 percent of high net worth investors in the Chicago area – many of them CEOs and business owners – were worried about the state’s well-being, with 80 percent “very concerned.” They were more optimistic about the national and global economies. Fifty-eight percent say they believe the Illinois economy will worsen by the end of this year, compared to 22 percent of those investors in the seven other major metropolitan areas polled: Atlanta, Boston, New York, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Investors were most concerned about Illinois’

pension problem, followed by the state deficit, taxes and budget cuts. Illinois’ public employee retirement systems are the most underfunded of any state in the country, because of years of lawmakers skipping or shorting their payments. If legislators don’t find a solution by the end of the legislative session next month, the state’s annual payment to its five funds will be close to $7 billion next year – about onefifth of the state’s general fund. The crisis, along with about $8 billion in overdue bills, prompted rating agencies to give Illinois the worst credit rating of any state in the nation. “[Lawmakers] need to act on it yesterday, or businesses will vote with their feet,” said Steven Esposito, a senior vice president financial adviser for Morgan Stanley. “If they feel the risk or the cost of doing business is greater here, they will invest elsewhere.”

many strong points, it is no secret that Illinois’ financial flaws are a downfall for business owners and residents,” Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a Republican mulling a gubernatorial run next year, said in a statement. “Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to get Illinois businesses to move to Texas should sound an alarm to state leaders. “ Illinois lawmakers have gone to great lengths to keep businesses in the state. In 2011, Quinn signed $100 million in tax breaks and incentives for Sears Holding Corp and CME Group Inc., which operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, after they threatened to leave. Last week, Quinn was also quick to call Texas “water challenged” and play up water technology companies in Illinois.

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

DeKalb city Christina V. Burton, 25, of the 800 block of West Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb, was charged Sunday, April 21, with retail theft. Michael Dradi, 29, of the 1100 block of Rushmore Drive in DeKalb, was charged Sunday, April 21, with possession of drug paraphernalia.

DeKalb County Chelsey R. Marshall, 27, of the 400 block of North Street in Kirkland, was arrested Sunday, April 21, on a warrant for criminal damage to property.

Northern Illinois University Erik S. McDowell, 18, of Bolingbrook, was charged Friday, April 19, with disorderly conduct.

8LOCAL BRIEFS No flooding expected in county after rain SYCAMORE – An expected half-inch of rainfall today should not affect any county floodplains, including Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park, officials said Monday. Dennis Miller, the coordinator of the DeKalb County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency, said Evergreen Village residents were allowed to return to their homes Sunday afternoon after park owners received the OK to restore power. Residents had been evacuated Thursday because of flooding. The Kishwaukee River was measured at 4 feet below flood stage levels Monday afternoon, and Miller said the rainfall should not cause significant increases.

Carbon monoxide leak empties Resource Bank DeKALB – Resource Bank was evacuated for about an hour and a half Monday morning because of a minor carbon monoxide leak. Workers at 555 Bethany Road smelled an odor about 8:30 a.m. and called authorities, DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks said. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless toxic gas commonly present in exhaust from internal combustion engines, including most vehicles and portable and backup generators. “When we got there, we found the generator had started up and was putting some fumes in the building,” Hicks said. DeKalb and Sycamore firefighters ventilated the building. No injuries were reported, and the building opened about 10 a.m.

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8OBITUARIES MARILYN L. BROWN Born: Feb. 18, 1934, in Kankakee, Ill. Died: April 17, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Marilyn Lee Brown, 79, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, after a valiant struggle with heart and kidney disease. Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Kankakee, the daughter of Walter and Irene Hassett, Marilyn retired from Northern Illinois University’s Accounting Department several years ago after more than 20 years of service. Marilyn was an avid bridge player and enjoyed both golf and bowling. She enjoyed going on fishing vacations and meeting her many friends for lunch. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George E. Brown; and her daughter, Lynn Brown Braddock, also of DeKalb, who will miss this special lady so much. Friends may join the family for the memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. John United Church of Christ, 1045 W. River St., Kankakee. Burial will be at Kankakee Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Marilyn L. Brown

Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

two sisters, Marjorie Meredith of LaBelle, Fla., and Betty Dearth of Rochelle; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, until time of service at 11 a.m. at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Richard Bright, chaplain at Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris, officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Cemetery in Maple Park. A memorial has been established to Pinecrest Terrace in Mount Morris. Condolences can be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome. com. To sign the online guest book, visit

FLORIDA CATHERINE CHRISTENSEN Born: Jan. 12, 1919, in Scottsburg, Ind. Died: April 21, 2013, in Mount Morris, Ill. DIXON – Florida Catherine Christensen, 94, of Dixon, Ill., died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris. Born Jan. 12, 1919, in Scottsburg, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Grace (Robbins) Elliott, Florida married LeRoy Christensen on Sept. 11, 1937, in Kaneville; he preceded her in death Aug. 22, 2007. She and her husband owned and operated the A&W Restaurant in Dixon before retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon. Survivors include two sons, Elvin (Lois) Christensen of Sycamore and Bruce Christensen of Carpentersville; two daughters, Lila Loescher of Kent, Wash., and Karen (Bernie) Lendman of Dixon;

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PHYLLIS ANN CAVANAUGH DIEDRICH Born: May 7, 1922, in Iron Belt, Wis. Died: April 21, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Phyllis Ann Cavanaugh Diedrich, 90, of Sycamore, Ill., died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb. Born May 7, 1922, in Iron Belt, Wis., the daughter of Mathew and Anna (Krocker) Malsich, she

married George James Cavanaugh on June 12, 1943, in Sycamore; he died July 10, 1995, in Sycamore. She later married Robert Diedrich on March 28, 1998; he died in November of 2012. Phyllis worked as a cosmetologist and as a bookkeeper at Duplex Corporate Office. She enjoyed knitting hats for premature babies, dancing, travel, playing practical jokes and her grandchildren. She made a great pie but was a rotten cook. She is survived by three daughters, Caren (Allen) Roush of Sycamore, Georgia (William) Stanley of DeKalb and Dr. Cindy Cavanaugh of Boiling Springs, S.C.; six grandchildren, Mark (Angela) Stanley, Aric (Michelle) Roush, Lindsay Harmon, Corie (Rick) Wild, Joseph (Stacey) Harmon and Samantha (Brian) Evans; great-grandchildren, Shelly Stanley, Amber Gomez, Billy Stanley, Ricky Stanley, Austin Roush, Clark Roush, Jack Wild, Payton Harmon, Anna Harmon, Sloan Evans and Barrett Evans; great-great-grandchildren, Rilley Gomez and Jaxsen Stanley; stepchildren, Sarah (Gary) McMahan, Linda (Raymond) Heinish, Robert (Andrea) Diedrich, Jane (Bob) Rosemier, Theresa (Michael) Brown, Victoria (Christopher) Cosby, Paul (Star) Diedrich, Ann


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EMMA INGRID GRUBEN Born: Jan. 12, 1910, in Brantwood, Wis. Died: April 20, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Emma Ingrid Gruben, 103, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013. She graduated from DeKalb High School in the Class of 1928. Emma married Onno T. Gruben on June 26, 1937, in DeKalb; he preceded her in

death May 20, 2004. She is survived by one son, David (Susan) Gruben of Denton, Texas; two daughters, Joan (Wayne) Beach of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Janet (Michael) Jones of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Emma was preceded in death by one brother, John Nyman; and five sisters, Toini Peterson, Marian Bentz, Jennie Alred, Helen Whitney and Ruth Harlow. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rochelle. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery, Rochelle. The family requests memorials be given to Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center. Visit the online guest book at www.UngerHorner. com. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Inboden’s takes multiple Grand Champion awards In February, Inboden’s Meats of DeKalb received multiple Grand Champion awards at the Illinois Association of Meat Producers and Indiana Meat Packers and Processors Association 2013 annual convention. The convention is held in association with the University of Illinois meat science lab in Champaign. During the convention, there was a

product show competition in which industry professionals, including meat science doctorates from Illinois and Indiana, were the judges. The competition, compromised of more than 330 entries in 21 classes, uses a highly critical grading system. Deductions were taken based on flavor, texture, aroma, defects, uniformity of color, shape, consum-

er appeal and uniqueness. Inboden’s Meats took top honors in the following categories: 1. Grand Champion – Italian Sausage – Fresh Sausage 2. Grand Champion – Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken Burger – Variety Class 3. Reserve Grand Champion – Bratwurst – Bratwurst

KCH names marketing head Theresa Komitas has been named director of KishHealth System Marketing & Public Relations. She leads the marketing team, and has been the senior marketing and public relations specialist for seven years, three of which have been in a supervisory capacity. Komitas has extensive knowledge and experience in marketing and public relations and has played an integral role in developing KishHealth’s marketing vision and direction as a health care leader in DeKalb County. “I look forward to expanding our use of analytics to inform our marketing priorities and make the greatest use of our resources. The team of professionals in the Marketing & Public Relations Department is so talented, motivated and dedicated; it is a great group to have the opportunity to lead,” Komitas

said in a news release. “Theresa has been a great asset to the marketing team and has proven herself to be a prepared and enthusiastic leader,” Mike Kokott, assistant vice president of marketing and planning for KishHealth System, said in the release. She earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health care administration from Kaplan University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Science in public health promotion from Northern Illinois University in 2005. She serves on several local and regional boards of community, charitable and healthcare organizations. Komitas grew up in DeKalb and lives in Compton with her husband and two children.

Spend some money locally on Small Business Saturday Here are my top five reasons to support a small business May 4.

1. Buying local creates jobs: As the old saying goes, everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Well, the same could be said for jobs. Congress just changed hands mainly because of jobs, and President Obama’s job is in trouble because of jobs. We all want more jobs, but no one seems to be able to create them. But buying local is YOUR chance to do something about it. Did you know that half of all employees in the U.S. work for small business, and that small businesses create 60 percent of all new jobs? By participating in Small Business Saturday (and simply shopping local whenever possible) you foster job creation in a very real and tangible way. Buy local, create a job.

2. Small business fosters community: What is a community, anyway? It is a group of people with something in common. If you go downtown in your city, the community you will likely find is one of small business owners. When a downtown has a bustling small business district, it is usually said there is a strong community there, and conversely, when there are too many empty storefronts, it is bad for the community. By buying local then, and supporting your neighborhood small businesses, you are fostering a strong community in your community.

CHAMBER VIEW Rose Treml 4. Buying local boosts your local economy: There is an economic ripple effect that occurs when you support a small business. First of all, as indicated, it fosters jobs; the owner needs to hire people to service his customers. But the economic ripple goes far beyond that. There are the employees with money in their pocket; they spend that money with other small businesses. Moreover, there is the business owner with profit in her pocket. She spends that on buying more goods to sell, on taking care of her family, and on growing her business. Then, there is the business. That business pays taxes, which helps build roads and fund schools and the police. Buying local creates an economic cycle that helps everyone.

5. Buying local creates a ripple in society: Think about throwing a pebble into a still pond. It creates a concentric

circle that starts small and then ripples out bigger and bigger, right? Well, that is exactly what happens when you support a local small business, and this ripple is different than the economic ripple. This is a spiritual/ psychological ripple. When a small business person succeeds, it is noticed. It may be a child who sees that dad didn’t have such a kooky idea after all and that dreams do come true. Or it may be the entrepreneur’s neighbor, who sees the successes and decides that he could do it too. The ripple grows. One successful small business begets others. New entrepreneurs create more entrepreneurs. Enthusiasm breeds imitation. Suddenly, that blighted block downtown is bustling with energy. And it all starts, literally, when you choose to spend some money at a local small business. So please join us May 4 for Sycamore’s Small Business Saturday.

Inboden’s also competed for the Illinois Association of Pork Producers 2013 Pork Innovation Award. Inboden’s received the Grand Champion award for its herbed pork patty and took second place honors for its pork chop trio. Inboden’s was awarded monetarily for the first place prize. Inboden’s Meats also took part in the three-day educational seminar

with Tom Inboden presenting his knowledge of corned beef at the pre-convention workshop held at the University of Illinois Meat Science Laboratory. Tom Inboden has served as a president of the Illinois Association of Meat Processors. Joe Inboden currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Meat Processors.

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Members of the NAPA AutoCare Centers of DeKalb County recently donated a check for $454 to the American Red Cross of DeKalb County. The donation was generated through a portion of oil change sales at the following businesses: Archer Alignment, Barb City Automotive, Bockman’s Auto Care, Milex Auto Care, Motor Works, Ritzs Southtown, Sauber Automotive, University Shell, 3-D Auto Repair and DeKalb County NAPA Auto Parts. Pictured (from left) are Tim King of DeKalb County NAPA Auto Parts, Paul McMenamin from the American Red Cross, John Volkert of Barb City Automotive, Mike Slavens of Milex Auto Care, Nancy McMenamin from the American Red Cross and Dana Doty of Archer Alignment.

DeKalb Citgo welcomed DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and staff and representatives from the city of DeKalb cut the ribbon at the new DeKalb Citgo on March 21. DeKalb Citgo is located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lincoln Highway and is a full-service gas station and convenience store. The station can be reached at 815-517-0117. Provided photo

Splash of Color welcomed The Sycamore Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently attended a breakfast and ribbon-cutting at Splash of Color, 1700 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, which offers a complete line of Benjamin Moore products. Splash of Color has been in business for 17 years and also offers pool and spa chemicals, as well as water analysis.

• Rose Treml is executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

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3. Buying local keeps the dream alive: What is a small business? Sure, from an economic perspective it is an entity engaged in commerce that sells goods or services for a profit. But that dry definition fails to do justice to what a small business really is. A small business is someone’s dream. It takes a lot of courage to leave the security of a 9 to 5 job and venture out on one’s own. Being an entrepreneur is a risky enterprise that usually happens when someone’s passion is so overpowering they cannot help but start their own business. Given that most small business people have little formal business education and that they are fueled by passion more than profit, they are generally a self-taught lot who learn as they go, make mistakes, keep calm and carry on. By supporting small business, you are allowing someone to live the dream another day.

Meet 2012-2013 Class Member

BRIAN OSTER OC Imageworks Brian Oster was born in 1978 and grew up mostly in Warrenville, graduating from Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. He went on to Augustana College, from which he graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Business and Public Administration with a concentration in Marketing. In the last several years, Brianʼs journey has taken him from Chicago, IL to Davenport, IA and finally, to his current home in DeKalb, IL. His devotion to Christ, his wife of 10 years, Amy, and his two children, Isaac, 8 and Abby, 5 are what really keep him going. For the last 12 years, Brian has dedicated his career to the marketing field. He loves using marketing and advertising to help others succeed, and he canʼt get enough of what he does. His numerous creative talents are expressed in the conception and execution of creative solutions at OC Imageworks, where he is an indispensable leader, and for the clients at the heart of the company. Brian has spent a good portion of his career focused on the idea of streamlining: working to ensure each project runs as cleanly and efficiently as possible. In terms of business, Brian believes that everything should be scalable – your business must be able to grow with you, and that includes everything from your office space and computers to your employees and ideas. Brianʼs vision of the future includes continuing on his current career path at OC and striving to be a role model at home and in the workplace. Success follows his hard work and diligence as he dedicates himself to what he values most: his family and his faith.


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• TEACHERS Continued from page A1 “This isn’t even about our jobs anymore; it’s about the kids fighting for what they believe in,” Sorensen said. “A few of them are concerned it will not work, and I just told them I can’t guarantee it will make a difference. But at the very least it’s a great education in the right way to go about civic participation.” The student-led initiative has met no resistance from administration. Genoa-Kingston Middle School Principal Brett McPherson declined to comment on the situation, but Sorensen said posters in support of the staff have remained on the hallway walls and students are allowed to circulate the petitions before and after school and during lunch. The decision to eliminate 14 teaching positions was part of larger cuts that included freshman sports and dozens of support staff positions. The district’s education fund reserves – the amount of money in savings at the end of the school year – have dropped from $8.5 million in June 2008 to a projected $6.4 million in June 2013. The school board did approve additional spending in December with a new contract for Superintendent Joe Burgess. The contract bumps his annual salary roughly $9,000 a year from this school year to the 2016-17 school year. Under the contract, his salary will increase $149,500

What: District 424 school board meeting When: 7 p.m. April 30 Where: Community Room, Genoa-Kingston High School, 980 Park Ave., Genoa to $188,740 in that time, which is about a 6 percent raise each year. The district also will pay for the entire contribution to his pension fund – which is roughly 8.5 percent of his final salary – and cover the full cost of hospitalization, major medical and dental insurance for him and his immediate family members. Burgess said the contract has not been a source of contention with faculty and staff. Burgess said he would give the students’ petition serious consideration and believes the overhauled board would discuss the matter at its first meeting April 30. Four new members will join the seven-person board at that meeting. Teachers still could be recalled and freshman sports reinstated if the new board is willing to spend more of its reserve funds, or state officials approve a budget with more education funding than expected. “I always encourage kids to take initiative,” Burgess said of the petition. “It’s a peaceful way to protest and make their point, and they have a right to do that. For myself, it will be taken seriously.”

Julie Eggleston, executive director of the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association, said the organization has many activities planned in the coming weeks – rain or shine. The association offers recreational opportunities to individuals with special needs with the DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa park districts. May kicks off several of these events and programs including softball, golf, soccer and a local dinner series at outdoor venues. Sycamore and DeKalb residents can enjoy similar programs and camps this season including tennis, golf and swimming lessons, baseball and softball leagues and horseback riding at On Eagle’s Wings Equine Center in Kirkland. Registration is open for all spring and summer programs in these districts, and early registration is strongly encouraged. “We can handle really any

DeKalb resident Jill Spyratos (right) and her daughter, Iliana, 2, work out together during a Tumble Tots class April 15 at the Haish Gymnasium in DeKalb.

Sycamore Park District • Spring Fishing Derby, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sycamore, 400 N. Cross St. • Mother-Son Date Night, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Four Seasons Sports, 1745 DeKalb Ave. • Park Pride Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, sign up at administration building, 940 E. State St. Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association • Special Olympics Benefit with Opportunity House, 6 to 11 p.m. May 10 at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore • Camp Maple Leaf, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. June 17 through Aug 1. Sign up at 815-758-6663, ext. 122 DeKalb Park District • Scholarship Golf Outing, May 10 at River Heights, 1020 Sharon Drive. Sign up 815-758-6663, $50 player fee • Summer Quest Day Camp, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 through Aug. 23. Sign up 815-756-8560.

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Each TIF loan from DeKalb has clawback provisions within a certain period of time, the business owners have to repay the city. Kristen Lash, 3rd Ward Alderwoman, indicated her reluctance to support the project without knowing what stores or restaurants will go there. However, it did not stop her from voting

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Gov. Perry, don’t mess with Illinois

Liberal, conservative parties not so hot “More tears are shed over answered prayers,” the 16th century nun St. Teresa of Avila is supposed to have said, “than over unanswered ones.” So it may be appropriate to shed a tear for two or three generations of American political scientists whose prayers have been answered -- in a way that most political scientists today regret. The prayers of the political scientists in the 1940s, 1950s and into the 1960s was that our party system would evolve into one with one clearly liberal party and one clearly conservative party. This was a common enough argument at the time. The Gallup poll used to periodically ask voters if this was a good idea, and about half of them thought it was. The political scientists had a point. In the wake of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, American politics seemed horribly scrambled. The Republican Party had its progressives and liberals who wanted to accept the New Deal. Indeed, in the 1930s some of the strongest advocates of big government programs were Republican Sens. Bronson Cutting and George Norris and New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (who was once elected to Congress on the Republican and Socialist tickets). But there were also plenty of conservatives who detested the New Deal, like Sen. Robert Taft (“Mr. Republican”) and Col. Robert McCormick, proprietor of the Chicago Tribune, then the largest circulation broadsheet newspaper in the country.

VIEWS Michael Barone New York-based lawyers and media tycoons nominated relatively liberal Republican presidential candidates like Wendell Willkie, Thomas Dewey and Dwight Eisenhower, amid much teeth-gnashing by conservatives. The Democrats were, if anything, even more deeply split. White Southerners who remembered the Civil War wanted nothing to do with the party of Lincoln. They accepted New Deal farm programs that were carefully crafted to exclude blacks from benefits. Northern liberal Democrats backed civil rights, but Roosevelt refused to endorse a federal anti-lynching law. Interestingly, the New Dealers most strongly for black rights were former Republicans -- Vice President Henry Wallace, Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Many big-city machine Democrats were leery of unions and direct federal benefits. They wanted to hand out the goodies themselves. And many Democrats, North and South, believed in Jeffersonian small government and opposed crony capitalism in the tradition of the party’s founder, Andrew Jackson. All this left political scientists in a rage.

How could voters make rational choices when the parties presented no coherent set of policies? Wouldn’t it be more democratic to have one liberal and one conservative party? Most, although not all, political scientists in those days were liberal Democrats, and most of them had little doubt which ideological party would prevail most of the time. It would be a liberal Democratic Party, purged of its Jeffersonian conservatives (FDR tried this in the 1938 off-year elections) and with its Southern conservatives submitting to party discipline in the House and Senate. The Republicans would be left with all the conservatives and thus be consigned to defeat most of the time. Well, their prayers have been answered. Today, we have a solidly liberal Democratic Party and a solidly conservative Republican Party. The voters get to make a rational choice between two pretty clearly defined alternatives. So now political scientists lament gridlock and polarization and partisanship and reminisce about those (mostly mythical) days when politicians of both parties got along. St. Teresa had a point.

• Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.


State income tax turning 44 nothing to celebrate By SCOTT REEDER Illinois Policy Institute SPRINGFIELD – Forty-four years ago this month, Illinois began collecting a state income tax. Folks from Cairo to Chicago filled out their IL-1040s for the first time back in 1969 and the state began to transform. And not in a positive way. State government has ballooned during the past four decades, and the government’s thirst for more money has yet to be quenched. Just consider that when the income tax passed the rate was 2.5 percent. We are now paying double that. But are we getting 100 percent better government today than we did in 1969? Today, Illinois is more than $9 billion behind in paying its bills, its pensions are underfunded by $96 billion and our bond rating is the worst of the 50 states. Illinois’ problem isn’t one of revenue, but of spending.

Taxes raise money for government and discourage certain conduct. Tax advocates freely admit this. That’s one of the reasons they push for higher taxes on booze, cigarettes, soda, plastic bags, bottled water and a whole host of things they think are either bad for you or bad for the environment. So what kind of conduct does an income tax discourage? It discourages working. It also penalizes risk-taking activities such as starting a business. More importantly, it punishes success. At times when federal income taxes have been lowered, the national economy has flourished. But here in Illinois, not only is our state government floundering, but our economy is in the dumps. And now there is a push to raise income taxes in the state even higher. Proponents of the measure are calling the push a “graduated income tax” or even the “fair

tax.” It is anything but fair. The harder a person works or the more wisely someone invests, the more the bureaucrats in Springfield will penalize them with a higher tax rate. Taxes need to be broad, low and stable. A progressive, or graduated, income tax is none of those things. “Under a graduated income tax, income tax rates would increase as family income rises,” said state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills. “We need to be incentivizing work effort, investments and entrepreneurship and not punish families when they make more money.” McSweeney is a sponsor of House Resolution 241, which opposes a progressive income tax in Illinois. States such as Texas, Florida and Washington don’t have income taxes at all. And their economies are among the most robust in the nation. When I was reporter in Las Vegas, a host of former Califor-

nians lived in my middle-class neighborhood. They moved there for the simple reason that Nevada had no income taxes, while California had some of the highest in the country. High taxes encourage people to leave. Low taxes encourage them to stay. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is well aware of this. That’s why he has launched an initiative this month to lure businesses from Illinois to the Lone Star State. Among the reasons he is citing is that Illinois has a 5 percent income tax while Texas has none. Illinois also has one of the slowest growth rates in the nation. In 2011, Texas issued 97,450 building permits while Illinois issued 11,809. The best way to reverse that trend is to lower income taxes – not raise them.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at

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You can’t blame Gov. Pat Quinn for using a few flippant remarks to dismiss this week’s two-day jobs-raiding foray into Illinois by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, called Perry nothing but a “big talker” from a state that is “water challenged.” Perry plans to spend today and Wednesday in Chicago to meet with business leaders in the biotechnology and financial industries. Perry will also speak at the BIO International Convention. The Texas governor, a Republican, said he has visited other Democratic states in the past. He said he wants to “spur competition between states and recruit jobs and employees to Texas.” Perry didn’t throw in a “Don’t mess with Texas” anywhere in his statement, but his swagger fits the slogan. Illinois has developed an unfortunate reputation as being unfriendly toward business. Perry isn’t the For the record first governor from another state to try to entice Illinois Texas Gov. Rick Perry companies to pick up stakes plans to spend today and and move. Wednesday in Chicago to Governors from Wisconmeet with business leaders sin, Indiana and New Jersey in the biotechnology and (all Republicans) have made financial industries. Perry overtures toward Illinois will also speak at the BIO businesses that might be International Convention. unhappy with the business We would certainly like climate here. Unknown is the economy to be better, whether their entreaties are but staying put to work designed merely for shortthings out is a wiser strateterm political advantage. gy than jumping ship. Illinois business ownGov. Perry, don’t mess ers have legitimate gripes. with Illinois. Quinn and the Legislature raised income taxes 2 years ago. The state’s worker’s compensation costs are high. Soaring public pension obligations threaten the state’s financial future. If your business does business with the state of Illinois, you won’t be reimbursed for months. Perry can boast a lower jobless rate in his state (6.4 percent) compared with Illinois (9.5 percent). Yes, Perry and other out-of-staters believe Illinois is an easy target. But those of us who live in Illinois know the state has plenty of positives in manufacturing, agriculture, energy, transportation, research and more. Aircraft parts maker Woodward Inc. is bringing new jobs to Rockford. Chrysler is bringing new jobs to Belvidere. Nippon Sharyo is bringing new jobs to Rochelle. SGS Refrigeration is bringing new jobs to Dixon. We would certainly like the economy to be better, but staying put to work things out is a wiser strategy than jumping ship. And who, frankly, would have any interest in relocating to Texas – a land of oppressive heat, killer bees, and chainsaw massacres? That Gov. Quinn and the Legislature must do more to improve the state’s business climate is a given. Get to work, ladies and gentlemen. It’s worth noting that the Texas Rangers’ trip to Illinois preceded the Texas governor’s. The Cubs spanked Texas, 6-2, Thursday before the Rangers skedaddled back home. Our expectation is that Perry’s visit to Chicago will be similarly fruitless. Gov. Perry, don’t mess with Illinois.


Death penalty addressed Perhaps some readers were startled by a reference in a George Will column to “the conservative case against the death penalty.” Yes, it’s true. Some conservatives have turned against the death penalty, and there’s evidence that tide is growing stronger. In fact, at the renowned Conservative Political Action Conference this year there was even a booth for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. For some conservatives, opposition to the death penalty is part of their general mistrust of government. Edward Crane, founder of the CATO Institute, put it this way: “My own view on capital punishment is that it is morally justified, but that the government is often so inept and corrupt that innocent people might die as a result. Thus, I personally oppose capital punishment.” That view has become more mainstream in conservative circles because DNA technology has shown that some of the murderers facing death sentences in the United States actually are innocent. Mary Kate Cary, a speechwriter for former President George H.W. Bush, said, “It’s becoming harder to justify the death penalty in the face of evidence that our system is flawed. For years, people like me thought that being tough on crime meant supporting the death penalty. Another conservative argument against the death penalty is cost. It’s cheaper to keep murderers in prison without parole than it is to pay for the seemingly endless appeals that are required to reduce error and bias in administering the death penalty. Republicans in the Legislature should take note. They can vote for repeal of the death penalty without turning in their conservative credentials. Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star

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Low pressure will swing out of the Plains and bring another round of wet weather along with a rumble of thunder. Rainfall amounts will range between 0.50 and 0.75 inches. High temperatures will also drop into the 50s. High pressure will build south from Canada ushering in some fairly chilly air. It will stay cool and dry through Thursday with more rain by Friday.








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SECTION B Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •


Supporters make marathons special

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Reddick and Moss visit young bombing victim BOSTON – Josh Reddick (above) and Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics visited an 11-year old boy Monday who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Moss and Reddick, who both previously played for the Red Sox, are in town for a threegame series that started Monday against the Red Sox. They spent time at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, visiting Aaron Hern, who is from the Oakland area, and had his left leg hit by shrapnel in the bombings. A’s manager Bob Melvin talked about how the two players were glad they went and were emotional from the visit. “I [spoke] with Mossie a little bit,” Melvin said in the dugout, while the players were stretching before the game. “He said that he was very glad and it was a very touching moment, and that the perspective that you get when you’re there talking to someone that’s been involved – as opposed to coming out here and losing a baseball game, it’s pretty insignificant – they were glad to do it and they’re probably better for it, too.” Melvin also discussed how it was when the team was making its way to the hotel Sunday night. “It was a pretty eerie feeling last night driving up,” Melvin said. “You look down Boylston Street and it’s still closed, with all the TV trucks and satellite trucks still in the area. You can only imagine what it was like at that time. “That’s the great thing about baseball and sports, we’re able to provide some entertainment for two, three hours, whatever it is.” – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH NBA playoffs Milwaukee at Miami, 6:30 p.m., TNT LeBron James took only 11 shots in the Heat’s Game 1 victory, but the superstar still controlled the game 110-87 victory. He and the Heat will look to gain more control of the first-round series tonight in Game 2. Also on TV... Pro baseball Cubs at Cincinnati, 6 p.m., WGN St. Louis at Washington or N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m., MLB Cleveland at White Sox, 7 p.m., CSN NBA playoffs Golden State at Denver, Game 2, 9:30 p.m., TNT Pro hockey Boston at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Dallas at San Jose, 9 p.m., NBCSN Women’s softball Illinois at Iowa (doubleheader), 3 p.m., BTN

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Martin Richard

Krystle Campbell

Lu Lingzi

Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi – the three people who died from injuries suffered during the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week – weren’t running when the bombs exploded. Standing near the finish line, the three were spectators and supporters, there to cheer on friends, family and strangers as thousands triumphantly finished the most prestigious 26.2-mile course in the world. In October in Chicago, I ran my first marathon. I hadn’t felt nervous before a sporting event since my last cross country race in high school. Yet as I stood in my corral for the start of Wave 2, those long-lost feelings returned briefly. Was my training enough? Would I be able to hold my pace? As I had been taught through

VIEWS Ross Jacobson hundreds of competitive races as a kid, my focus was on me and my race. Yet within the first minute as I ran through the first section of crowd-lined streets in downtown Chicago, I realized marathons were different, the exact opposite of any race I had ran. People like Richard, Campbell and Lingzi were what made the 26.2 miles special. Around Mile 3 I saw my family, the first people I recognized in the crowd numbering more than a million that day. My parents, sister and aunt had flown 2,000 miles from the West Coast. They had seen me race countless times in my home state of California, but,

like so many families of marathoners, they weren’t going to miss Chicago. I high-fived my first group of friends at Mile 7. It never is easy convincing a group of 20-somethings to wake up by 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, but there they were, neon signs in tow, eager and willing to cheer for three-plus hours. The ones who gave me a place to sleep the night before so I could get more rest and the ones who gladly would miss the first session of NFL games scheduled that day to watch a bunch of runners trudge through city streets. There was a family on the side of the road near Mile 14. Even with 20 aid stations on the course, the dad was handing out water bottles on his own and his daughter carried a tupperware bin full of orange slices. I gladly took the water. Did they know me? No. Will I

see them again? Probably not. But they wanted to help any runner they could. I crossed the finish line and almost collapsed, my legs aching after the longest run I ever had done. A race volunteer came and helped me along, supporting me and slowly walking with me away from the finish area. He asked me questions about my run, quickly retrieved much-needed water and made sure I was in good condition before leaving to help the next finisher, the final good deed done in a four-hour period chock-full of them. As much as marathons are a final test of individual will and the culmination of hard work for endurance athletes, they are equally a showcase of the unselfishness of so many more.

See JACOBSON, page B4


Rob Winner –

Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh congratulates Alec Kozak (30) near third base after Kozak’s solo home run in the top of the third inning Monday in DeKalb. Sycamore defeated DeKalb, 4-2.

Spartans getting message Cavanaugh preaches to team to let home runs happen By ANTHONY ZILIS SYCAMORE – Throughout the season, Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh has been frustrated with his team’s desire to swing for the fences every time the Spartans step to the plate. The home

runs haven’t been coming, and the offense hasn’t produced like Cavanaugh expected it to this season. But Alec Kozak said he didn’t approach the plate with the goal of hitting the ball out of the park before he hit the first of two Sycamore home runs during the Spartans’ 4-2

out to left field,” Kozak said. “I was just seeing some pitches that I was a little out in front More online of and I guess the wind did play a factor when I hit one out For all your prep sports coverage there.” – stories, features, scores, photos, Cavanaugh has told his team (8-4, 3-1 Northern Illinois videos, blogs and more – log on to Big 12) that home runs can’t be forced. Kozak, who opened the scoring with his solo homer win over DeKalb on Monday. before Davey Scholz cracked “Coach has been preaching another one in the fifth inning, to hit the ball to the opposite seemed to receive his coach’s field, but today I saw an inside message. pitch, so I just decided to hit it “I think home runs just

have to happen,” Cavanaugh said. “You have to put a good swing on the pitch aiming for right center, and if you’re a little bit early, you hit one to left center.” After Kozak’s home run, Alex Keller hit a deep fly ball in the fourth inning with the bases loaded to drive in one run. But Sycamore then hit into a double play, and the Spartans left the door open for DeKalb to come back.



Bulls even series with Nets By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK – The Bulls evened their playoff series the only way it knows how: with bruising Bulls defense. Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets, 90-82, on Monday to even their first-round series at a game apiece. Luol Deng bounced back from a poor opener with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who became the first team to win a road game this postseason. The Bulls held the Nets to two baskets in the third quarter to build a big enough lead to hold off a charge in the fourth.

Game 3 vs. Nets, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, CSN, AM-1000

Noah finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who host Game 3 on Thursday. Brook Lopez scored 21 points for the Nets, who shot 35 percent from the field and were just 4 of 21 from 3-point range. Star point guard Deron Williams was 1 of 9, finishing with eight points. After an unrecognizable defensive effort AP photo in a 106-89 loss in Game 1, when they allowed Bulls center Joakim Noah tries to block Nets forward Reggie Evans’ shot in the

See BULLS, page B3

first half of Game 2 of their first-round playoff series Monday in New York. The Bulls won, 90-82, to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.


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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Genoa-Kingston vs. Rockford Christian at Riverhawks Stadium, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Softball Rockford Christian at GenoaKingston, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Yorkville at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Aurora Central Catholic at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Timothy Christian, 5 p.m. Boys Track Hinckley-Big Rock, Kaneland at Marmion quad, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Girls Track Hinckley-Big Rock at Marmion quad, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Yorkville at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Baseball Indian Creek at Hiawatha, 4 p.m. (doubleheader) Kaneland at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Rochelle at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Morris, 4:30 p.m. Christian Life at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 4;30 p.m. Softball LaSalle-Peru at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Dixon at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Ottawa at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Burlington Central at GenoaKingston, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek vs. Pecatonica at Sumner Park, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Mendota at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Girls Track G-K at Harvard, 4:15 p.m. Boys Tennis DeKalb at Belvidere, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Danks to make another extended start CHICAGO – John Danks was hoping to head out for a minor league rehab stint. Instead, the pitcher is headed back to Arizona. Danks met with general manager Rick Hahn, manager Robin Ventura, pitching coach Don Cooper and trainer Herm Schneider before Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians, and the decision was made to have the left-hander make another start in the more controllable conditions of extended spring training. “I just got to go out there and throw well again,” Danks said. “So that’s good. It put a little extra on me to get back. Hopefully, it goes well.” Danks made only nine starts last season before season-ending surgery in August to repair a capsule tear and remove debris in his rotator cuff and biceps. He is in the second season of a $65 million, five-year contract.

University at Buffalo track athlete found dead BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo said track and field senior Brian Archie has died after being found by police in his apartment. Campus police on Monday said they do not suspect foul play after Archie was found unresponsive Sunday. A cause of death has not been released. Archie, who turned 22 on Thursday, was a track and field athlete and graduate of Niagara Falls High. With the Bulls, he was named to the indoor and outdoor academic All-Mid-American Conference teams last year. He placed sixth in the long jump in the MAC indoor championships and ninth outdoors.

Knicks’ J.R. Smith wins NBA Sixth Man award GREENBURGH, N.Y. – J.R. Smith won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award Monday after turning a role he didn’t want into one of the strengths of the New York Knicks’ first division championship team in nearly two decades. Smith received 484 points, including 72 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 writers and broadcasters. – Wire reports

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T’wolves win bass fishing sectional By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Dealing with difficult fishing conditions at Shabbona Lake, Indian Creek’s bass fishing team needed only one fish to capture the IHSA sectional title. Junior Garrison Govig reeled in the winning bass with a white spinnerbait on a main lake weedbed around 11:30 a.m. Monday. The bass measured 15 inches in length and weighed 1.9 pounds. Batavia, one of 17 boats competing in the sectional, was the only other team to catch a bass, but it measured just short of the 12-inch minimum. Indian Creek advances from the sectional to the state finals, which will be at Carlyle Lake on May 3 and 4.

two-run deficit with a three-run home run by Jessica Townsend in the top of the fifth inning and went on to win 3-2 against Waubonsie Valley. Sabrina Killeen was 3 for 4 and Katie Kowalski went 2 for 2 and got the win by pitching four innings. Morgan Newport got the save in relief for DeKalb (12-3). “The Waubonsie pitcher was the best pitcher we’ve seen up to this point,” DeKalb coach Jeff Davis said. DeKalb hosts Dixon at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Anne Klein had one goal. Mallory Drendel chipped in an assist. Viviana Beltran scored for G-K (3-8) and Nicole Hebel had an assist. “We did much better in the second half, but we have to be able to put a full 80 minutes together if we expect to win,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. H-BR (6-4-2) plays at Timothy Christian at 5 p.m. today while G-K hosts Mendota on Wednesday.

BOYS TRACK Carls wins discus: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Mack Carls won the discus with a mark of 130 feet, 11 inches in Amboy’s Gordon Mool Invitational. Christian Johnsen won the long jump (20-10) and tied for first in the high jump (5-10). Freshman Zach McNanna was third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.2 seconds, a new H-BR freshman record.

GIRLS TRACK Records fall for H-BR: Kris-

BASEBALL ten Clark won the 3,200 meters Somonauk shuts out Newark: (13:12) and the 400 (68.8). The

GIRLS SOCCER Joe Palasiewicz pitched a com- two-mile time is a school reH-BR dominates G-K: Hinck- plete-game two-hitter to lead cord. Katie Hoffman won the

ley-Big Rock opened up a fivegoal lead in the first half and went on to a 6-1 win over Genoa-Kingston on Monday. Lauren Paver had three assists and one goal while Andrea Binkley had two goals SOFTBALL DeKalb edges Waubonsie Val- and an assist. Jacqueline ley: The Barbs rallied from a Madden added two goals and

Somonauk to a 3-0 win over Newark. Palasiewicz improved to 6-0 on the year. Mitch Westbrook was 1 for 3 with a home run and two runs scored, and Scott Thomas went 3 for 4 with a double for the Bobcats (8-2, 6-1 Little Ten).

300 hurdles in 54.4 seconds, also a new school record. The 4x400 relay team of Courtney Carls, Madison Davies, Sophia Peters and Clark took first in 4:34.7, also a new Royals record. Emily Clark won the 1,600 in 6:16, a sophomore school record.


Rose once owned Chicago A year ago, Derrick Rose owned Chicago. Billboards, TV spots, kids wearing Bulls’ No. 1 jerseys – everyone and everything celebrated the high school hero who came home and made the dynasty that Michael Jordan built feel relevant again. The NBA postseason was just gathering steam and you couldn’t go three blocks or step into a restaurant without being reminded of it. Then, with just 90 seconds left in the opening game of the Bulls’ playoff series against the 76ers, Rose put a foot down awkwardly, tore his ACL and for the most part, just disappeared. A year later, his presence is notable, if at all, at the center of a whispering campaign: “If doctors cleared him a month ago, why isn’t he playing?” No one seems to know how to answer that, least of all, Rose himself. His coach, Tom Thibodeau, was asked the question right after the All-Star break, and nearly every day afterward, and eventually ran out of ways to say, “I have no idea.” Rose hasn’t been any help, looking fit in full scrimmages of late and suggesting the only part of his body still to be convinced of a return was between his ears. Two months ago, he declared himself in the “high 80s” on the way to being 100 percent healthy. Last month, Rose said his return “could be tomorrow,” and then mysteriously tacked on this at the end of his answer: “Nobody knows but God.” If there’s going to be divine intervention – let alone some suspense – any time during this NBA postseason, it better come soon. After LeBron James’ regular-season-for-the-ages performance, it’s hard to see any team capable of dethroning the Miami Heat, except perhaps a squad made up of the stars likely to spend the rest of the playoffs on the bench. Besides Rose, there’s Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles, nursing a torn Achilles tendon and mad-tweeting coaching instructions to his teammates in real time; Amar’e

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Bulls guard Derrick Rose (second from right) watches the second half of Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Nets on Monday night in New York. The Bulls won, 90-82.

VIEWS Jim Litke Stoudamire in New York; Danilo Gallinari in Denver; Danny Granger in Indiana; and David Lee at Golden State, who tore his hip flexor in the Warriors’ opening-round loss at Denver. Bryant caught some flak for his Sunday afternoon quarterbacking via Twitter, though after San Antonio rolled his Lakers 91-79 in Game 1, the most charitable thing coach Mike D’Antoni could say about the running commentary was, “He gets excited. He wants to be part of it.” And unlike Rose, no one in the L.A. market doubts Bryant wants back in; even after he ruptured the tendon in a game two weeks ago, he still managed to hobble to the line to take his free throws. In New York, Stoudamire’s absence has been cushioned by the Knicks’ late surge, the emergence of J.R. Smith as

the NBA’s best sixth man and the chance Stoudamire could return for the next round. The chance that for once there even will be a next round – after disposing of the hated Boston Celtics, no less – is enough to keep restless Knicks’ fans from piling on Stoudamire. The same is mostly true in other places where stars have been waylaid by injury – save for Chicago. In a workingman’s town, with the Bulls blown out in Brooklyn in Game 1 and teammate Joakim Noah playing hurt as Game 2 tips off Monday night, Rose is being called a slacker and worse. A sampling of tweets: “Want to minimize risk? Retire.” “@drose needs to give his leg to Kobe if he’s not gonna use it” “At this rate, @drose’s baby PJ will probably play basketball before his dad.” It hasn’t helped Rose’s case that the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson returned from a similarly devastating ACL injury the previous December and had

one of the best seasons ever by a running back. Or that the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert has worked his way back into the lineup as a solid contributor after suffering a similar injury at roughly the same time. Worse, some of the same qualities that endeared Rose to his hometown – toughness, humility and the kind of quiet leadership that inspired teammates to play hard all the time – are working against him now. No matter how honestly he tries to assess things – “...I’m only 24 years old, I’ve got the whole future in front of me.” – the words wind up being thrown back in his face. In what can only be called the most deranged reaction, a fan in Peoria reportedly filed a lawsuit claiming that Rose’s absence caused him to suffer emotional distress and eat his way to obesity. Shame on all of them.

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Indians rally to beat slumping White Sox

By JAY COHEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Asdrubal Cabrera hit a clutch two-run single in his return to the lineup, and the Cleveland Indians used a throwing error by reliever Matt Thornton to rally

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday’s Results New York 85, Boston 78, Knicks lead series 1-0 Denver 97, Golden State 95, Nuggets lead series 1-0 L.A. Clippers 112, Memphis 91, Clippers lead series 1-0 Sunday Results Indiana 107, Atlanta 90, Pacers lead series 1-0 San Antonio 91, L.A. Lakers 79, Spurs lead series 1-0 Miami 110, Milwaukee 87, Heat lead series 1-0 Oklahoma City 120, Houston 91, Thunder lead series 1-0 Monday Results Bulls 90, Brooklyn 82, series tied 1-1 Memphis at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Milwaukee at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Boston at New York, 7 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Houston at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Brooklyn at Bulls, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Games New York at Boston, 7 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Brooklyn at Bulls, 1 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games New York at Boston, noon Miami at Milwaukee, 2:30 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Bulls at Brooklyn, TBA Indiana at Atlanta, TBA Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA Tuesday, April 30 x-Milwaukee at Miami, TBA x-L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA x-Golden State at Denver, TBA x-Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA Wednesday, May 1 x-Boston at New York, TBA x-Atlanta at Indiana, TBA x-Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA Thursday, May 2 x-Brooklyn at Bulls, TBA x-Miami at Milwaukee, TBA x-San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Denver at Golden State, TBA Friday, May 3 x-New York at Boston, TBA x-Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Oklahoma City at Houston, TBA x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBA Saturday, May 4 x-Bulls at Brooklyn, TBA x-Milwaukee at Miami, TBA x-L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA x-Golden State at Denver, TBA Sunday, May 5 x-Boston at New York, TBA x-Atlanta at Indiana, TBA x-Houston at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA



Editor’s note: The Cubs’ game against the Reds on Monday went into extra innings, where the Cubs lost 5-4 in the 13th inning. The game ended too late for a story to be included in this edition. Log on to for the story.


Next vs. Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. today, CSN, AM-670 for a 3-2 victory over the sloppy White Sox on Monday night. Justin Masterson (4-1) pitched seven effective innings to help the Indians win their third straight. They have won three of four this season against the Sox. Cleveland had runners on first and second with one out in

the eighth when Thornton (0-1) threw wildly to second while trying to pick off Drew Stubbs. Both runners moved up as the ball went into center field. Jason Kipnis struck out for the second out, but Cabrera hit a liner to center to give Cleveland a 3-2 lead. He clapped his hands as he rounded first after the big hit. Dylan Axelrod pitched six sparkling innings for the Sox, and Conor Gillaspie had a solo homer. Hector Gimenez hit a tiebreaking double in the fourth, but left in the seventh

after he was hit on his lower left leg by a pitch from Masterson. The slumping Sox have lost four straight and 10 of 13. They managed only five hits and Blake Tekotte, who came in to run for Gimenez, was picked off second with two on and none out. Cabrera went 1 for 4 in his first game since he bruised his left wrist when he fell down the steps on the way to the dugout in Houston on Saturday. He rested while the Indians beat the Astros, 5-4, on Sunday.

Monday’s Results Blackhawks at Vancouver (n) Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1 Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 1 Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Anaheim at Edmonton (n) Today’s Games Montreal at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 9 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L 10 7 8 7 9 9 8 10 7 12 East Division W L Boston 13 6 Baltimore 11 8 New York 10 8 Tampa Bay 9 10 Toronto 8 12 West Division W L Texas 12 6 Oakland 12 8 Los Angeles 7 10 Seattle 8 13 Houston 5 14 Kansas City Minnesota Detroit Cleveland White Sox

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Monday’s Results Cleveland 3, White Sox 2 Boston 9, Oakland 6 Baltimore 2, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Seattle 7, Houston 1 Miami at Minnesota, ppd., rain Texas at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games Cleveland (McAllister 1-2) at White Sox (Quintana 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Oakland at Boston, 5:35 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Seattle at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

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Monday’s Results Cincinnati 5, Cubs 4 (13 inn.) Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3, Washington 2 Miami at Minnesota, ppd., rain Atlanta at Colorado, ppd., snow Milwaukee at San Diego (n) Arizona at San Francisco (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Villanueva 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-0), 6:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Atlanta at Colorado, 2:10 p.m., 1st game Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington , 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Atlanta at Colorado, 7:40 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


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Beaty showing more confidence By ANTHONY ZILIS

A closer look at the prep soccer scene


Twice during DeKalb’s 4-1 Barb Fest championship win over Burlington Central on Saturday, junior Morgan Beaty received the ball at the top of the box, weaved her way through defenders and scored. That ability to take on defenders has always been there, but the confidence to do it is something new. “I wouldn’t have done that my freshman year or sophomore year. I’ve just tried to get more confidence taking people on,” Beaty said. “That’s what I need to work on, and I knew that coming into the season.” Coach Phil Rouse knew Beaty had the kind of skill to break down defenders like she did Saturday, but she finally is producing to her potential after battling through injuries her first two seasons. “It was just a matter of keeping her healthy,” Rouse said. “She still carries some bumps and bruises, but you see kids grow and change. The amount of work she puts in during the offense is what really puts her over the edge. She’s only going to keep getting better.”

JACQUELINE MADDEN Hinckley-Big Rock, sophomore, forward Madden assisted Lauren Paver twice in Saturday’s 3-1 Barb Fest win over Mendota. Madden was named to the all-tournament team along with teammate Andrea Binkley after the Royals’ fifth-place finish.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Kaneland at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Wednesday DeKalb beat Kaneland star goalkeeper Jordan Ginther once when they visited the Knights a few weeks ago. They can make headway in the Northern Illinois Big 12 race with another win.

POWER RANKINGS 1. DeKalb (4-1-1, 3-0 Northern Illinois Big 12) DeKalb won its fourth consecutive Barb Fest championship over the weekend, only allowing one goal in four matches. 2. Sycamore (1-4-1, 0-0-1 NI Big 12) The Spartans have a few NI Big 12 East matchups this week, and will have a shot to take over the top spot next week. 3. Kaneland (3-4-1, 1-1 NI Big 12) The Knights had another tough match when they played Geneva last week and lost 1-0. 4. Indian Creek (4-1-2) The Timberwolves held DeKalb scoreless in the first half of their 2-0 loss at Barb Fest. 5. Hinckley-Big Rock (6-4-2) H-BR finished fifth at Barb Fest, beating Mendota and Rochelle on the second weekend. 6. Genoa-Kingston (3-8, 1-5 Big Northern East) We’ll see how the small but talented Cogs fare down the stretch. 7. Hiawatha (0-1) The Hawks play a couple of nonconference matches this week.

Noah plays 26 minutes despite injury • BULLS Continued from page B1 the Nets to shoot 16 of 20 in the second quarter, the Bulls got back to the mentality that has helped them overcome a number of injuries, including the season-long absence of Derrick Rose. Noah, who has battled plantar fasciitis and whose status was in question coming into the series, played 26 minutes, just passing the 20-to-25 that coach Tom Thibodeau said he would be limited to. Joe Johnson scored 17 points but shot 6 of 18 for the Nets, who couldn’t even reach the 87.5 points they averaged against the Bulls in the regular season, let alone the 106 they rang up in the opener. Two nights after the first major postseason game in Brooklyn since the 1956 World Series, the crowd wasn’t as energetic and neither were the Nets, who didn’t give the fans much to cheer about with poor starts in both halves. The Nets didn’t make their first field goal of the third quarter until Williams’ first basket of the game with 6:35 remaining in the period. Lopez dunked less than a minute later, but that was about it for the Nets’ offense. Boozer converted a threepoint play to start a 9-2 run to end the period, and the Bulls were ahead, 69-57. Brooklyn was 2 of 19 (10.5 percent) in the quarter, missing all three 3-point attempts. Noah’s low-scoring backup, Nazr Mohammed, had as many baskets in the period as the Nets. The Bulls pushed it to 14 points early in the fourth before Brooklyn cut it to five. Noah had two baskets around a 3-pointer from Nate Robinson as the Bulls seemed in control again with an 80-68 lead, but Johnson hit two 3-pointers in an 8-0 surge that trimmed it to 80-76 with 4:12 to play. But Johnson missed an open 3-pointer that could have cut it to one, and back-to-back baskets by Deng and Noah extended the lead to 86-78.

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Kaneland goalkeeper Jordan Ginther (center) makes a save during the Knights’ match April 15 in Geneva.

Diehl big for IC If Indian Creek was going to stay with DeKalb during a 2-0 loss Saturday, freshman goalkeeper Josie Diehl was going to have to have a big performance. For almost the entire match, Diehl was equal to DeKalb’s offense, which peppered Indian

Creek’s goal with shots. The Barbs finally broke through with two goals in the second half, but Diehl was big all match as she has been for the entire season, when she’s worked with the Timberwolves’ boys’ goalkeeper, all-area senior Aaron Bolton. “She’s doing great,” coach

Luke Anderson said. “The first couple of games she was nervous, obviously, never having played goalie at the high school level. She’s been working with our goalie on the boys team and he’s really helped her out a lot. She’s really been stepping up and playing really well in these big games.”

Title or not, Barbs and Spartans benefit DeKalb and Sycamore raised some interesting questions in the past few weeks with the quality of opponents in the tournaments each school played in. The Barbs won their fourth straight Barb Fest on Saturday, allowing only one goal and scoring 19 in four matches. They beat a tough Burlington Central team in the final, and also beat up on a few weaker teams. Sycamore, meanwhile, lost every match it played in the Pepsi

VIEWS Anthony Zilis Showdown. The Spartans were one of the smaller teams in the tournament, and they played against some highly skilled opponents. Both situations definitely have their benefits and their drawbacks. DeKalb is riding high after its championship. The Barbs are used

to the feeling of winning, which can become contagious. But they also didn’t gain any experience against the caliber of teams they’ll face when the postseason comes up. Obviously, the opposite is true for the Spartans. But as long as the Spartans don’t become discouraged, I think they’ll benefit in the long term from playing against bigger opponents who play a much quicker game. If one situation has a more positive effect, we may see it



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when the teams match up next week. With Sycamore losing plenty of talent to graduation and DeKalb bringing back the bulk of its roster, DeKalb has a chance to turn this rivalry around. But they might have to prepare for the quicker pace of play that Sycamore now has become used to.



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Signings give Bears options

Sites to be settled for playoff circuit

GM’s moves clear way for several possibilities

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press

By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Big moves are in the books. Now, options are on the table. The Bears hold the 20th pick in the NFL draft, and there are a number of ways they can go. That’s because they already addressed their most immediate needs. Besides hiring coach Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, they signed Jermon Bushrod and Martellus Bennett. That gave them the top-tier left tackle and play-making tight end they craved, and it gave general manager Phil Emery some flexibility with the draft starting Thursday night. “It allows us to look at all the positions for each and every pick,” Emery said. “Certainly those two, along with the other signings that we’ve had.” The Bears still have needs on the offensive line and at linebacker. Depth on defense is an issue, and there’s the little matter of quarterback Jay Cutler and his expiring contract. There’s also the chance they will trade down and possibly out of the first round, considering Emery basically put up the “sale” sign and welcomed all shoppers. It’s not hard to see why, with the Bears holding only five picks and none in the third or seventh rounds. They have a second-rounder (50), fourth-rounder (117), fifth-rounder (153) and sixth-rounder (188), but they don’t have the numbers for a team that’s trying to add depth and youth. If the Bears stay at 20, Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker might be an option. The

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New Bears tight end Martellus Bennett catches a ball during the team’s minicamp Thursday at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. Free-agent signings like Bennett’s will allow GM Phil Emery direct his attention at several other needs – like the offensive line, linebackers and depth on defense – in the draft, which starts Thursday. same goes for North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams and Tennessee receiver Cardarelle Patterson. And if they decide to go with a linebacker, well, how about Georgia’s Alec Ogletree or Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, baggage and all? Ogletree had a four-game suspension to start the season and a DUI arrest one week before the combine. He also was suspended for a game in 2010 after being charged with stealing a fellow athlete’s motorcycle helmet. For Te’o, it’s about the fake girlfriend hoax and less-than-stellar showings in the national championship game and at the combine. Both players came up during Emery’s news conference last week. He confirmed meeting with Te’o and called him “a very good person, a very squared-away guy.” Asked about Ogletree and his issues, Emery said the Bears do their homework.

“We work extremely hard at knowing the character of the players,” he said. “And then whatever we find out about their background, their personal behavior and any incidences they’ve been involved in off the field, whether we find those acceptable for us and whether the fit’s right for us.” No matter which way the Bears go, they’ll have a different look next season. They fired Smith and replaced him with the offensive-minded Trestman, hoping he can spark a stagnant offense and get the most out of Cutler. They parted ways with Brian Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker and heart and soul of the defense, even if they left the door slightly ajar for a return. They lured Bushrod from New Orleans with a five-year deal, adding a Pro Bowl left tackle to a beleaguered offensive line and finally giving

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DeKalb pitcher Corey Nelson heads to the dugout after the top of the third inning Monday in DeKalb. Sycamore defeated DeKalb, 4-2.

Spartans homer twice in win over Barbs • SPARTANS-BARBS Continued from page B1 However, Sycamore pitcher Cole Nelson only allowed two hits through five innings. In the fifth, an error loaded the bases with two outs for DeKalb, but Nelson was able to procure the final out of the inning. Keller drove in Cooper Vinz in the sixth inning to give the Spartans a comfortable 4-0 lead, but DeKalb (6-8, 1-3 NI Big 12 East) wasn’t done. In the sixth, Corey Nelson, Logan Haring and Jake Kuykendall

all doubled to score two runs. But Sycamore pitcher Scott Nelson came on in the seventh to finish off Nelson’s win. “I thought both pitchers pitched really well,” Cavanaugh said. “We got a couple of balls up in the wind today that made a difference early.” The inexperienced DeKalb lineup continued a rough offensive stretch in which it simply couldn’t figure out Nelson. “We can get in a funk offensively, and we were kind of taking the good pitches to hit and swinging at the ones that were at the borderline,” DeKalb

coach Jacob Howells said. “It seemed like we were always falling into swinging at his pitch.” Sycamore came up with the win with a pair of home runs, but Cavanaugh still wasn’t completely satisfied. If they swing for the opposite field and play smart offensive baseball, he thinks they’ll start producing some big offensive numbers. “They get the message, but I think it’s a question of putting it into practice when you’re out there,” Cavanaugh said. “We have to put more pressure on defenses.”

Don’t forget those who help you along the way In just more than a month, I’ll line up for my second Continued from page B1 marathon in Rockford. I have a time goal in mind with the The thousands of people intention of qualifying for who make funny signs, hand Boston by 2015. Scribbled on out food, shout words of my shoes will be the initials encouragement and convince those who are walking at Mile of the three who died. In my mind will be the countless 21 to start running again and finish the last five-plus miles. others still recovering from last week’s terrible events. They are what make maraThere is a special commuthons memorable. nity involving runners. They The three who died last train together for months, week in Boston were in that logging countless miles in group of special people and it’s hopes of celebrating the same a tragedy that many who were there to watch and cheer never achievement on the same day, again will get the chance to run. together.


But on race day, that community grows exponentially bigger to include everyone who makes that event possible. It’s something to be appreciated and something to be remembered. Never forget those who help you along the way. Sometimes their sacrifices are bigger than your own.

• Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at and follow him on Twitter @RossJacobson.

Cutler the protection he needs on his blind side. They added a playmaker at tight end in Bennett and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson. They’ll have two new starting linebackers alongside perennial Pro Bowl pick Lance Briggs with D.J. Williams replacing Urlacher in the middle and James Anderson taking over for the departed Nick Roach on the strong side. All that comes on the heels of a 10-win season that ended with a second straight collapse and the Bears missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. For all their moves, though, there still is plenty of work to be done. The offensive line remains a question mark. And the Bears could use a youth injection on defense, too, particularly with Briggs, Julius Peppers and Charles Tillman in their 30s.

With the how and when of college football playoffs determined, it’s time to lock in the where. The conference commissioners in charge of putting together the four-team playoff system that will start after the 2014 regular season will meet starting today in Pasadena, Calif. At the top of their agenda: Pick three more bowls to be used in the semifinal rotation and decide on a site for the first national championship game. The Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls already are part of the six-bowl semifinal rotation. “It will be another big step,” BCS executive director Bill Hancock said recently. True, although all signs point toward these big steps being foregone conclusions. The Fiesta, Cotton and Chickfil-A bowls are the overwhelming favorites to be chosen for the playoff rotation, and have been for a while. So much so that only one other bowl – the Holiday Bowl in San Diego – even put in a bid to be part of the system that will replace the Bowl Championship Series. “I was a little surprised we didn’t get more,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. Hancock said there was plenty of interest even though it didn’t result in bids. “I talked to 10 or 12 bowls about it,” he said. “I think for various reasons people decided, many of the bowls decided, they’d rather go in a different direction. Some wanted to stick with their conference contracts, others couldn’t meet specs for 55,000seat stadiums. “We’re not disappointed with the numbers. We have

good options and there are terrific stadiums.” Bowlsby conceded the appearance of three bowls having the inside track to the playoff rotation might have deterred others from bidding. Even Holiday Bowl organizers acknowledge they are a big underdog. “We know it’s a tough competition,” Holiday Bowl executive director Bruce Binkowski said. “But we felt it was incumbent upon us to make a bid. “It’s tough to beat out the incumbents.” As for the site of the first national championship game, which will be played Jan. 12, 2015, the front-runner is Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of not only the Dallas Cowboys but the Cotton Bowl. It’s not quite a done deal. Tampa, Fla., also put in a bid that is being considered. But it’ll be hard to pass up playing the first national title game of the playoff era in the Dallas Cowboys’ state-of-theart football palace. “We’re anxiously awaiting their decision and hope that, if given the opportunity, want to make that, want the venue to be appropriate to the first college championship under the new system,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “It’d be a great opportunity for us and one that we would give it everything that we have as an organization to be the best. I’m anxiously awaiting that decision Wednesday.” The new postseason system will also get a name this week. “It will be simple,” Hancock said. “It will not be cutesy. And it will be descriptive. I’ve seen too many people make mistakes by trying to be cutesy.”

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Checkered Flag

Challenge Update

Points leader Johnson finished third with a car that kept getting better during long, green flag runs. Martin Truex Jr. came home in fourth and Clint Bowyer was fifth. “Matt’s good. He always has been,” Johnson said. “He impresses me in his ability to lead the team, make adjustments on the car, and his knowledge of the car, but most importantly, inside the car, and finding a little bit more. The guy can do it.” So can Brad Keselowski, who put a positive spin on an ugly week for Penske Racing.

Kenseth holds off Kahne to win at Kansas Speedway AP Sports Writer DA DAVE SKRETTA (AP)

Matt Kenseth (20) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/ Orlin Wagner)

Keselowski picked up some minor damage to the rear of his car early in the race, and fell a lap down when he was slow getting off pit road under caution. The damage kept getting worse as the laps ticked along, and eventually a huge piece of his rear end ripped off. The No. 2 team managed to get it fixed up enough, and Keselowski slowly picked off positions in the waning laps to finish a heartening sixth after a frustrating week. Penske Racing is appealing heavy sanctions handed down by NASCAR after an unapproved rear-end housing was found on its two cars last week at Texas. The penalties include six-race suspensions for seven-crew members, including both crew chiefs, $200,000 in fines and 25-point penalties. The date of the appeal hasn’t been set, allowing both teams to arrive in full at Kansas. ”Usually you’re not happy unless you win,” Keselowski said, “but you know, a day where you can fight through adversity like we did today and get a solid finish, that’s kind of is a win.” Joey Logano didn’t have the same chipper feeling. He was struggling to find speed when Busch got in trouble along the wall, shot down to the apron of the track and smacked into his No. 22 Ford in a devastating head-to-head collision. The wreck knocked both cars out of the race and left debris scattered all over the asphalt. “What was going through my mind? ‘This is going to hurt,’” Logano said.“I was committed to going by him on the bottom at that point and as soon as a committed to it he started heading down the race track. At that point I was just kind of screwed.” Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spent most of the afternoon running at the front, with Kenseth chasing the No. 17 Ford that he drove to victory last year at the newly resurfaced Kansas Speedway. But Stenhouse was among several leading drivers, including Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle, who were forced to pit under green with about 50 laps to go. They were just getting back onto the track when the rear-bumper on Keselowski’s car that had been hanging on by a thread finally came loose.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday. It was simply a matter of getting there. So when a caution flag came out with several leaders on pit road, and Kenseth found himself leading the pack into the pits, he had a feeling things were going his way. “That was the key,” he would say later. Kenseth nseth won the race off pit road after taking two tires under caution, and a No. 20 Toyota that had been strong all day slowly pulled away. Kasey Kahne trimmed into the lead once he moved into second, but Kenseth managed to block every move he tried to make. Kahne pulled alongside him entering Turn 4 with the white flag flying, but Kenseth pulled back ahead along the front stretch and then cruised to the win at Kansas Speedway. “When it was in front, we knew it was really fast,” Kenseth said after his second straight win at the track. “And if we could get out there first, we’d be tough to beat.” It was the third straight win from the pole in the Sprint Cup series. Jimmie Johnson did it two weeks ago at Martinsville, and Kyle Busch did the same last weekend at Texas. The last time three straight winners came from the pole was in 1985, when Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt combined to do it at Michigan, Bristol and Darlington. “The fastest car is supposed to win, right? That’s what racing is about,” Kenseth said. “I think it’s a little bit of a coincidence, the way things worked out.”

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“I felt like restarting fourth, I needed to get to third, to second and to first as quickly as I possibly could,” Kahne said. “I got by Jimmie and when I got to Truex, I just went around him before he could block the move, but by then, Kenseth was already gone.” Kahne, trying for his first win at Kansas, took advantage of some lapped cars to pull within a car-length with about seven laps left, only to slip backward when the traffic thinned out. He made one last charge with two laps remaining, pulling door-to-door in Turn 4. But he couldn’t make the move stick, and Kenseth pulled away over the final lap for the win. “We had a good car, and everything worked out at the end,” Kenseth said. “We were in front for the last pit stop, and that was the key.”

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Husband rude to in-laws should be scarce Dear Abby: I have been married for 18 years to a man I have a good relationship with. My problem is he has always been extremely rude to my parents. They aren’t critical or judgmental of him, and they try hard to be friendly and accommodating, perhaps thinking it might lessen the rudeness he continually shows them. Example: If my mom asks him how his parents are doing, without looking up from his cellphone he’ll grunt and say, “They’re fine” – nothing more. When we go out to dinner, he usually doesn’t join in the conversation. Instead, he just sits there with a dismissive, bored look on his face. I have told him I don’t want him to come with me when I visit them. It only

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips takes a few times before he asks if he can come again and promises to try to behave. But after a few visits, he reverts back to his old, rude ways. It has reached a point that it’s affecting our marriage. Can you offer any suggestions for how this issue can be resolved? – Tired Of It in Toronto Dear Tired Of It: It would be helpful to know WHY your husband behaves this way. Does he dislike your folks? Does he have so little in common with them he doesn’t know how to participate in a conversation with them? Is he this way with any other

people? Perhaps it would be better for all concerned if he saw them with you less often, say, 30 percent to 50 percent of the time. And before he does, make sure he is up to the task of being social because, as it stands, I agree his behavior is rude. He’s not a teenager with his nose buried in a cellphone; he’s an adult who should know better. If he finds your parents’ company less than stimulating, he should be a better actor. Dear Abby: Last year my darling mother lost her battle with cancer. Aside from grief and loss, a bigger issue looms over my life. It concerns my stepdad. Before Mom was diagnosed, my stepfather was a selfish, self-centered man.

At times he was mean to her to the point that I wanted her to leave him. In fairness, once Mom was diagnosed, he stepped up to the plate and took excellent care of her until her death. I have other issues with my stepfather. He was inappropriate with me, sharing things he should have kept to himself. It caused my mother great heartache and made me lose respect for him. I am still uncomfortable around him. Mom knew how I felt and understood. Now that she is gone, do I have any obligation to him? He has a strained relationship with his only child. My sibling thinks I’m too hard on him, but doesn’t understand the major problems our stepdad caused. I don’t want to continue pretend-

ing I like him. Please help, Abby. – Searching For Guidance Dear Searching: You are entitled to your feelings and, no, you do not have any obligation to your stepfather. If your sibling wants to see him, that’s his/her choice. Explain to your sibling your reasons for feeling the way you do – and if you encounter your stepfather during family gatherings, be polite and don’t linger. That isn’t pretending to like the man; it is good manners.

• 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

New blood test helps identify heart attacks Dear Dr. K: I’ve heard there’s a new test that can help doctors diagnose a heart attack more quickly. Can you tell me about it? Dear Reader: A heart attack is instantly recognizable on TV and in the movies: The actor breaks into a sweat and clutches his heart. But in real life, a heart attack isn’t always so easy to identify. There are many different conditions that can cause pain in the chest and sudden sweating. A heart attack is just one of many possibilities, though one of the most serious. The main tests doctors use to diagnose heart attacks are blood tests and heart tests (the first of which is usually an electrocardiogram, or

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff EKG). The results of the EKG are immediate, but the blood tests can take hours to give results. Over the years, different types of blood tests have been used to diagnose heart attacks. In recent years, the most widely used tests measure the blood levels of different types of a chemical called troponin. A heart attack kills some heart muscle cells. When they die, they spill the troponin that is inside them into the blood. Within the first few hours

of a heart attack, though, both the troponin level and the EKG can be normal. People can spend 12 to 16 hours waiting in an emergency room. That’s a long time to sit there wondering if you might have a condition that could kill you, or if it’s just a bad case of acid reflux that’s causing the pain. A new blood test may help speed the diagnosis. This is important because the sooner a heart attack is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. And the sooner treatment begins, the more heart muscle can be saved. The new test that you’re probably asking about is a new high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T test that can

detect smaller amounts of troponin in the bloodstream. This could let doctors identify small heart attacks that would otherwise go undiagnosed, or identify heart attacks earlier. We know it’s important for doctors to quickly diagnose a heart attack. But it’s even more important for people with chest pain or other signs of a heart attack to get to the hospital as soon as possible. Call 911 right away if you have: • uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, burning, tightness or pain in the center of your chest; • pain, numbness, pinching, prickling or other uncomfortable sensations in

one or both arms, your back, neck, jaw or stomach; • shortness of breath; • sudden nausea or vomiting; • lightheadedness or dizziness; • unusual fatigue, especially if accompanied by a great deal of sweating; • sudden heaviness, weakness or aching in one or both arms. These symptoms don’t mean you are definitely having a heart attack, but they do mean the risk that you’re having a heart attack is high enough that you need to get it checked out, and fast.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Teen shares trepidation for changing schools Dr. Wallace: I am in the ninth grade, and our family will soon be moving to a suburb of Detroit because my dad has been transferred there. I have lived in Rockford all my life. I have a lot of friends here, so I’m a little bit nervous about moving to another state and especially living in a large metropolitan area. At the same time, I’m happy for my dad, and the thought of being in the Detroit area is sort of exciting. Any tips you might provide to help my move be successful will be appreciated. – Lynn, Rockford, Ill. Lynn: It’s never easy

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace changing schools, especially when the new school is more than 400 miles from old friends. But as you say, it can be an exciting adventure. Dr. Judith Meyers-Walls, a professor of child development at Purdue University, offers the following tips to help teens get started on the right foot: • Take the time to find what the norm is at your school. Girls, before you

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Although your material prospects look encouraging, this doesn’t mean that you won’t experience problems during coming months. Be prepared to take the good with the bad. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – People whose work you oversee will likely require some skillful management. Their production could suffer if they are not given proper guidance. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Taking a risk on an unpredictable situation could be an exercise in futility. This might be one of those days when even sure things are difficult to achieve. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Rather than respond in kind, make an effort to be affectionate with your special someone if, for no reason, he or she is a bit on the cranky side. You can brighten things up, if you try. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – If you hope to really get things done, you’ll have to be industrious. If you neglect your responsibilities, matters will only get worse. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – If your credit cards are too accessible, there is a strong possibility that you will waste your money on extravagances. Better lock up your wallet. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Should you have to deal with a surly, impossible to please individual, don’t blame yourself. You didn’t fail, he or she did. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – If you feel impelled to do something for another, do it out of the goodness of your heart and not because you’re angling for a reward. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Watch out, because there’s a strong possibility you might spend funds that will be needed in the future. Opting for instant gratification could be your downfall. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Be mindful of whom you talk to when socializing. Don’t squander all your attention on a hot shot who doesn’t give a hoot about you or anyone else. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Don’t get into a situation similar to one that has caused you all kinds of problems in the past. Remember the hard lessons you’ve learned. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Just because you know the other party well is no reason to ignore the details in a joint agreement. Leave no reason for problems to develop down the line. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Your associates will not be manipulated if they don’t like the way you want to handle a project. Listen to and implement their ideas.

wear that vinyl miniskirt, or guys, those torn blue jeans, look around. Is everyone else dressed conservatively? Pay close attention to the way things are run and the things people wear and say. Then when you make your fashion decisions, you’ll have an idea whether you’re likely to fit in or stand out. • Don’t hesitate to let people know you’re new. Say something like, “Excuse me, but I’m new here. Could you please show me where the cafeteria is?” The other students will probably enjoy the chance to show you around and fill you in on things. And


you’re sure to learn more if you admit you don’t know everything. • Join an extracurricular club. You won’t feel like a stranger for long if you belong to a school club. “If you worked for the newspaper at your old school, join the staff of the paper at your new one. It helps to keep some consistency in your life when everything around you is changing,” Myers-Walls advises. Don’t miss the first meeting. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to join. • Be outgoing. As the new teen, you’ll have to make an extra effort to talk to others.

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Strike up a conversation with someone as you leave class. Discuss the homework assignment or something the teacher said. • Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. Boasting, lying about your experiences or putting on airs in order to get along with a new group of kids won’t get you very far. Even if it does help you break into a group, you’ll feel uncomfortable if you have adopted behavior that is in conflict with your real beliefs and values.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


Extra losers? Eliminate one Richard Cobden, a 19th-century English politician, said, “A newspaper should be the maximum of information and the minimum of comment.” If you get the maximum of information at the bridge table and use it wisely, you will make the minimum of errors. First, though, let’s look at the auction. What should South bid on the second round? He should rebid two hearts, guaranteeing at least a sixcard suit and 12-14 points, a minimum opening. With only five hearts, South would show a second suit, bid no-trump, or raise spades (perhaps with only three). Then North, knowing about an eight-card fit, raises to four hearts. (Note that four spades by North fails if East leads a low diamond and West shifts to the club jack.) After West leads the club jack, what should South do? First, he should count losers by looking at his 13 cards and taking dummy’s winners into account. He has four: one spade, two diamonds and one club. Second, he counts winners. Here, he enjoys 10: two spades, six hearts, one diamond and one club. So, he can get home as long as he does not lose four tricks. To eliminate that spade loser, declarer must establish his diamond winner. Suppose South tries dummy’s club queen, captures East’s king with his ace, draws trumps, and leads a diamond. The defenders can win, cash a club, and shift to spades, but South wins in his hand and plays another diamond. With the spade ace still in the dummy, he has 10 winners.


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ubj property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I526536 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 23, 30 May 7, 2013.)


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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALBSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LAURENS RIJK and SHELLY RIJK aka SHELLY L. RIJK, Defendants. Property Address: 1333 Whitetail Ln. Sandwich, IL 60548 12-CH-207 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on January 10, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 64 of Sandhurst, a Subdivision of part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 25, Township 37 North, Range 5 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded October 17, 1990 in Book "U" of Plats, Page 97 as Document No. 90009392 and Certificates of Correction recorded August 30, 1991 as Document No. 91008818 and September 17, 1991 as Document No. 91009512, all situated in the City of Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 1925-225-009 Commonly known as: 1333 Whitetail Ln. Sandwich, IL 60548 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 23rd day of May, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the

May, p. Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $322,312.53. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstandin paid

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DATE: April 23, 2013 PROJECT: Renovation Work at Littlejohn Elementary School and Malta Elementary School for DeKalb C.U.S.D. #428 DeKalb, Illinois LOCATIONS: Littlejohn Elementary School 1121 School St. DeKalb, Illinois 60115 Malta Elementary School 5068 State Route 38 Malta, Illinois 60150 DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 901 South 4th Street DeKalb, Illinois 60115


ARCHITECT: Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. 4703 Charles Street Rockford, Illinois 61108 Tel: 815/ 398-1231 Fax: 815/ 398-1280 SCOPE: Bids will be received for a single contract for all Work. DATE DUE: Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Office of DeKalb #428 Unit Office, 901 South 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 and will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. PRE-BID MEETING: All prospective General Contractors are urged to attend a pre-bid meeting at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Littlejohn Elementary School, 1121 School St, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. We will go to Malta Elementary School following the meeting. PRE-BID SITE VISIT: Contractors are required to survey the existing conditions prior to bidding. ACCESS TO BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Bidding Documents are on file for reference at the following locations: Office of the Architect ...................................................... Rockford, IL NIBCA (N. Ill. Bldg. Contractors Assn)................................Rockford, IL Bidding Documents may be secured from the office of the Architect. Plans and Specifications are available for download at under "Bidders".

ing assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I526536 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 23, 30 May 7, 2013.)

WAGE RULES: Each craft, type of worker and mechanic needed to execute the Contract shall be paid the prevailing wage rate for the locality in which the work is performed, in accordance with all federal laws and laws of the State as well as local ordinances and regulations applicable to the work hereunder and having force of law.

The City of Sycamore is soliciting bids for the purchase of five vehicles: 1. 4x4 small or mid size Sport Utility vehicle - Building & Engineering Department 2. 4x4 full size Sport Utility vehicle - Fire Department 3. 3/4 Ton Pickup 4x4 Truck with snow plow - Public Works Department 4. Certified Police vehicle - front wheel drive vehicle - Police Department ** 5. Certified Police vehicle - all wheel drive Sport Utility vehicle Police Department ** **For the two Certified Police vehicle(s), the city is offering two 2009 Chevrolet Impalas for trade in. Please contact Lt. Cary Singer at 815-895-3435 to inspect the vehicles for trade in. Bidders can bid on one or as many vehicles as they choose. Bids shall be prepared individually for each vehicle. All Individual vehicle bid specifications can be obtained at the Office of the Sycamore City Clerk, 308 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois. Questions may be directed to Candy Smith, City Clerk at (815) 895-4515. Bids must be submitted to the Office of the Sycamore City Clerk by 5:00 PM on May 6, 2013. Bids may be submitted by mail or in person and shall be marked "Sealed Bid - Sycamore Vehicle". Bids will be opened in the Sycamore Council Chambers at 10:00 AM on May 7. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals and to waive or not to waive any informalities therein. By Order of the City of Sycamore, Illinois Candy Smith, City Clerk Dated this 19th day of April, 2013 (Published in the Daily Chronicle April 23, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 5, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as DANNAH'S CUPBOARD located at 2 Timber Trail, DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated April 5, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)


PERFORMANCE BOND: A performance and payment bond for the full amount of the Contract will be required of the successful bidder. All costs associated with the bond shall be included in the bid amount. RIGHTS RESERVED BY OWNER: The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and/or reject any or all bids when, in the opinion of the Owner, such action will serve the best interests of the Owner. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS: No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the opening of bids without written consent of the Owner. By order of DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 (Published in the Daily Chronicle April 23, 24, 25, 2013)

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