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Drinking death suit set to expand Attorney for Bogenberger family adding 16 women to litigation By JEFF ENGELHARDT DeKALB – The family of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge found dead Nov. 2 after a night of heavy drinking plans to add 16 women to a wrongful death lawsuit – and could add more later. Peter Coladarci, the Chicago attorney representing David Bogenberger’s family, said more students would likely be included in the lawsuit after he learns

their full names. A separate lawsuit could be filed against Northern Illinois University. “People have to understand if they participate in an event like this and someone dies, they are going to be held legally and morally accountable,” Coladarci said. Bogenberger, an NIU freshman from Palatine, was found dead at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house Nov. 2 after an unsanctioned “parents night” party

where Greek members paired into “moms” and “dads.” The “parents” asked pledges questions where wrong answers resulted in pledges drinking excessive amounts of vodka. The lawsuit alleges, fraternity members put Bogenberger on a couch or bed in the house after he passed out from excessive drinking rather than seeking medical attention. His blood-alcohol content when he died was 0.351 percent, which is more than

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four times the legal driving limit. If a Cook County judge ultimately approves the motion to add the 16 women named Wednesday, the lawsuit would include a total of 38 students. Coladarci said the judge did not approve the motion Wednesday because of a technicality, but indicated it would be allowed at a May 3 court date once Coladarci separates complaints under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and Illinois Survival Act.

DeKalb police have said the women were not actively involved in providing the alcohol or encouraging the drinking, which is why they were not included in the criminal charges brought against 22 fraternity members. Five face felony hazing charges, while the rest are charged with misdemeanors. But Coladarci said after reading police reports, he believes the

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By REGINA GARCIA CANO The Associated Press

Rick O. Smith Illinois State Police have identified Smith as the suspected gunman in the shooting deaths Wednesday in Manchester. Five people were killed, including two women, one man and two children. A sixth victim, a 6-year-old girl, was injured and taken to the hospital.

MANCHESTER – The nephew of a small-town Illinois mayor shot and killed five people, including two boys, before leading police on a chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that killed him, authorities said Wednesday. Illinois State Police said they believe Rick O. Smith, 43, entered a Manchester home through the back door and shot the victims at close range with a shotgun, leaving two women, one man and the boys dead. Two people were found in a bedroom, two in a second bedroom and the man in the hallway. A sixth victim, a 6-yearold girl, was injured and taken to a Springfield hospital. “The offender took the 6-yearold out of the residence and put her in the hands of a neighbor,” State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby said. Officials have not revealed a motive for the killings. Police said the victims are related. Authorities believe Smith and the victims were acquainted, but they didn’t provide details of the relationships. A bystander called police and told them that Smith fled the home in a white sedan. A car chase ensued, leading authorities to the town of Winchester, where Smith and officers exchanged gunfire. Officers shot Smith, and he later died at a hospital. Police said they found a rifle, shotgun and large hunting knife in Smith’s car. Coroner officials said autopsies on the victims are planned for today in Bloomington and identities would be released at that time.

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On Monday afternoon in downtown Sycamore, Troy Oltman and his wife, Cassie, prepare Cassie’s Popcorn Stand for their opening Sunday. The stand has been owned by the family for 30 years.

Summer means sales for mom and pops By STEPHANIE HICKMAN When Sycamore pedestrians saw Cassie and Troy Oltman inside their popcorn stand this week, several stopped hoping to get their hands on their famous popcorn. The Oltmans aren’t open yet for business, but the interest from residents was something Cassie Oltman was glad to see as they were cleaning and preparing Cassie’s Popcorn Stand for the upcoming season. “They’re all excited,” she said. The stand, at 200 W. State St. in Sycamore, is one of the area’s many businesses that operate on a seasonal basis. Cassie’s is set to open Sunday in Sycamore while the DeKalb location in the Van Buer Plaza at North Second and East Locust streets will open May 1. Both locations

Cassie Oltman (left) cleans the windows of Cassie’s Popcorn Stand on Monday while her husband, Troy, paints the interior as they prepare to open for the season Sunday. will remain open until Christmas, Cassie Oltman said. Meanwhile, Dairy Dogs, 675 E. State St. in Sycamore, opened for the season in March, which owner Margret Schrant said was probably a little too soon given the less-than-favorable weather

conditions. But now that Schrant and her husband, Helmut, are open for business they are committed to being available for their customers who visit the drive-in. “We want to be very consistent to the customers,” Mar-

gret Schrant said. “Our hours stay true to form.” For seasonal businesses like Cassie’s and Dairy Dogs, maximizing the short period of time they are able to operate is critical, said Rose Treml, executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce. Dairy Dogs holds several community events and activities during the summer, which helps them generate more business, Margret Schrant said. The restaurant hosts fundraisers for local organizations such as the Opportunity House and Sycamore schools’ athletic programs. “That’s great fun to us,” she said. “And I think that helps spread the word of mouth, so to speak.” The small window of time during which these seasonal shops operate can easily be hindered by weather conditions. But the Dairy Dogs staff

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Neighbors’ House, Fifth and Pine streets, DeKalb. Free help for DeKalb fourth- to 12th-graders; or 815787-0600. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-8952020. Friendship Night: 7 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn Community Center, 525 N. Main St. For adults grieving the loss of a loved one through death. For information, call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880. Kirkland Lions Club: 7 p.m. All are welcome. For meeting location, email Steve Boettger at Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-4527990; Sycamore Lioness Club: Evenings, at members’ homes. New members welcome. For location, call 815-895-5926. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Call 815-9014474 or 815-566-3580. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step program is for Internet addiction. Contact 815-508-0280, Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St., Sandwich. 815498-4405. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early bird bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815758-0796.

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How a phony tweet sank stocks The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world’s mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks – eventually unloading $134 billion worth. Turns out, some investors are not only gullible, they’re impossibly fast stock traders. Except most of the investors weren’t human. They were computers, selling on autopilot beyond the control of humans, like a scene from a sci-fi horror film. “Before you could blink, it was over,” said Joe Saluzzi, co-founder of Themis Trading and an outspoken critic of highspeed computerized trading. “With people, you wouldn’t have this type of reaction.” For decades, computers have been sorting through data and news to help investment funds decide whether to buy or sell. But that’s old school. Now “algorithmic” trading programs sift through data, news, even tweets, and execute trades by themselves in fractions of a second, without slowpoke humans getting in the way. More than half of stock trading every day is done this way. Markets quickly recovered after Tuesday’s plunge. But the incident rattled traders and highlighted the danger of handing control to the machines. It also raised questions about whether regulators should be doing more to monitor the relationship between social media and the markets. Irene Aldridge, a consultant to hedge funds on algorithmic programs, said glitches and plunges may be inevitable with trading programs that just count

The Associated Press PHOENIX – Ticket scalping is nothing new in the sports and music world, but for a murder trial? Dozens of people flock to court each day for a chance to score one of a handful of seats open to the public in Jodi Arias’ ongoing murder trial in Arizona. The seats are provided on a first-come, firstserve basis, and nearly four months into the trial, the crowds are growing. This week, one trial regular sold her spot to another person for $200 – and both got reprimands from the court Tuesday. Desiree Lee, a regular attendee, said another woman had traveled from Michigan to see the trial but couldn’t get a seat because she was too far back

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Trader Christopher Lotito (center) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. No sooner did a phony Associated Press report of explosions at the White House appear on Twitter on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks, eventually unloading $134 billion worth. the number of positive and negative words, without any filter. “You can’t ban Twitter,” said Aldridge, author of “High-Frequency Trading,” a guide to algorithmic trading. Just how exactly the trading unfolded Tuesday is still a bit of mystery. Some experts say the computers took their cue from humans, picking up on a pause in buying as traders read the phony tweet. In Wall Street’s insanely fast trading world, humans holding back for even a second could have signaled to computers that buyers were drying up and that prices could fall, and so the computers should sell fast.

Others, like Saluzzi, think computers may have sold on the tweet itself. That’s possible because computer trading programs are increasingly written to read, and react to, news from social media outlets like Twitter. Experts say the fake tweet seemed designed to catch a computer’s attention. Rich Brown, head of Elektron Analytics, a Thomson-Reuters unit that sells news feeds that computers can read, said that the words “explosions” or “Obama” alone wouldn’t have triggered selling. But add “White House,” and it’s a combination even the slowest computer couldn’t miss.

Seat in gallery sold at Ariz. murder trial By BRIAN SKOLOFF

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in line. “She was asking a couple of people ahead of me if they wanted to sell their seats,” Lee, who lives in the area, told ABC15 in Phoenix. “I said yes because I can come every day if I wanted to ... I seriously didn’t know I was going to get in trouble. “I’m a little embarrassed more than anything,” Lee said. She was told to return the money. The purchaser kept her seat for free. Jodi Arias Court officials confirmed the incident. The court’s rules prohibit saving spots in line, and that’s why the woman was asked to give the money back, although she doesn’t face any sort of charges. The message played for callers to the

judge’s courtroom explains that seats are indeed limited. “This is a public trial, but it’s likely you will not get a seat,” the message says. Arias faces a potential death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2008 killing of her onetime boyfriend at his suburban Phoenix home. Authorities say she planned the attack on Travis Alexander in a jealous rage. Arias initially denied involvement then later blamed it on masked intruders. Two years after her arrest, she said it was self-defense. The trial, which has included lurid details of the couple’s sex life and other personal information, continued Wednesday afternoon as the prosecution called additional witnesses ahead of closing arguments next week.

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The new book group? NYC women form ‘Lean In’ circles By JOCELYN NOVECK

Mary Dove talks to a group of women at a “lean in” meeting April 16 in New York. The group is inspired by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In,” which seeks to empower women in the workplace.

The Associated Press NEW YORK – “Remember – you are your own brand,” business coach Franne McNeal was telling some 100 women crowded into a downtown Manhattan office lounge one evening last week. “If you lean back, you are denying the universe your greatness. So lean in, shout out, and get comfortable with who you are! Tonight is about teamwork.” Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook chief operating officer whose best-selling book, “Lean In,” inspired the meeting, would surely have been happy with the turnout. Her book, and the national discussion it seeks to launch, is aimed at helping women empower themselves in the workplace. On its final page, it suggests forming small circles to continue the conversation. The idea is about 10 people per group, but more than

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10 times that number showed up last Tuesday in response to an open invitation on LinkedIn from Mary Dove, a New York psychotherapist. “Do we do ANYTHING small here in New York?” Dove asked the crowd with a smile. Many, though not all, the attendees had read “Lean In,” which came

out last month to a burst of publicity, blockbuster sales – and much controversy. Was Sandberg, as some of the negative reviewers asserted, essentially putting the blame on women for their inability to fully crack the glass ceiling? Was she giving a pass to government and employers, and instead firing, as one USA Today columnist

wrote, the “latest salvo in the war on moms?” Not surprisingly, the women at the New York meeting were fans of the book, saying that in Sandberg’s anecdotes they’d found much to recognize from their own lives – especially instances when they “leaned back.” Lauren Tilstra, 27, had just read the book on a beach in Latin America, during a break between jobs. In an interview, she recalled that at her previous job, when her boss and mentor left, she realized she wasn’t getting a seat at the table anymore – and wasn’t being aggressive about claiming one. “I was being left out of conversations,” says Tilstra, of Hoboken, N.J. “I was kind of leaning back, and not getting into things that were going on. That’s when I realized I had to find somewhere I could lean in.” At her new job, which she began just this week, she hopes to gain a leadership role and build her own team.


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Red Cross volunteers deliver disaster kits

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School service projects reinforce community By DAVID THOMAS

Monica Maschak –

Red Cross volunteer Dean Richardson receives a hug from Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park resident Yesse Vega, 9, during a trip Wednesday to hand out cleaning supplies and disaster kits to those living in the park in Sycamore. The DeKalb County Red Cross Disaster Action Team estimated about 300 items were handed out to the residents of the community that was recently flooded because of recent heavy rains. Among the items were trash bags, shovels, rakes, tarps and gloves. The Red Cross plans to visit the community again today for the third day in a row to distribute water.

DeKALB – Old prom dresses. Pop tops. Gently used stuffed animals. These are some of the things DeKalb students at Huntley and Clinton Rosette middle schools have been donating to benefit local charities. For the past month, students at Huntley and Clinton Rosette middle schools have been working on various community service projects. Holly Wesson, a special education teacher at Clinton Rosette, said the students took the lead on their different projects. “The kids are coming up with creative ideas to give back to the community,” Wesson said. The students devised the

Event offers kids tips for active lifestyles By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – Parents and children will have the opportunity to learn tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle at a free event Saturday at Kishwaukee Family YMCA. At the same time, participants will be able to experience different activities such as Zumba, tai chi, face painting, and a police dog demonstration, said Heather Eade, the Y’s marketing director. During this time, members of the DeKalb Leadership Academy will be holding a Bike Rodeo, Eade said about the Kishwaukee Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. “They set up a little town,

If you go n What: Healthy Kids Day at

Kishwaukee Family YCMA’s n When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday n Where: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road, Sycamore n Cost: Free to the public

Voice your opinion Do kids today get enough exercise? Vote online at and will be doing it in our sport centers,” Eade said about the bike rodeo. “They will be showing kids the rules of riding a bicycle.”

Eade said children can bring in their own bicycles, and that academy members will do safety checks on their bikes. DeKalb and Sycamore police also will be on hand for bike registration. Organizers are expecting about 400 people to attend the event. The YMCA publishes annual findings from its survey of parents on how much physical activity their children get during the school year. In 2013, the YMCA’s Family Health Snapshot found that 19 percent of children get 60 minutes of physical activity and 12 percent eat at least eight fruits and vegetables daily. Eade said she thinks the lack of physical activity for children might be because of a

lack of opportunity. “It’s not an unwillingness to do it,” Eade said. “When we do engage kids in these types of activities, they are more than willing to participate. It might be a lack of opportunity.” Debbie Meadley, the development director at Kishwaukee YMCA, said it’s important for people to be aware of the health risks associated with childhood obesity. “It’s extremely important to create awareness for families to prevent these chronic health issues in the future,” Meadley said. If exercise is fun and engaging, Eade said children will not realize that exercise is a chore. “We hope they learn that getting exercise can be fun.”

service projects within their advisory periods – a class that meets once a week to fulfill state-mandated social and emotional learning. Wesson’s advisory period will be donating dresses and other formal business attire to Northern Illinois University’s Women’s Resource Center for the center’s Project Prom. Project Prom is a clothing drive the center hosts in which used dresses and suits are given to local high school students. Wesson said half of her students liked the idea, while the other half wanted to do a bake sale. “They will be selling cookies and juice to community members who will be dropping off dresses,” Wesson said. The items will be collected from 3 to 6 p.m. May 14 at Clinton Rosette.

Clinton Rosette counselor Jen Gammelgaard said the advisory service projects teach students how to contribute and be a part of the community-at-large. “Part of being a member of our community is learning about the larger community,” Gammelgaard said. At Huntley Middle School, students can approach different tables in their cafeteria and donate stuffed animals that will be given to needy children, or pop tops that will be donated to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Not every student is donating materials, though. Rocky Mills, a seventh-grade student at Huntley, said she’ll be picking up garbage inside and outside the school. “You keep it clean so it looks beautiful,” Mills said.

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8BRIEFS Donations wanted for charity sale set for May DeKALB – Organizers are seeking donations for a garage sale to build a library and resource center in Tanzania. The Tanzania Development Support, a local nonprofit organization, is sponsoring a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 4 at 201 Thornbrook Road in DeKalb, according to a news release. The sale will feature home furnishing, clothing, toys, golf clubs, sporting goods, books, small appliances, electronics and vintage items. Items can be dropped off before the sale dates by calling 815-901-0393 to schedule a time. Arrangements also can be made for donations to be picked up. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the library and resource center, which will serve more than 2,000 children and their families in Nyegina, Tanzania. It will be built in three phases, with each phase costing about $150,000. Checks made to Tanzania Development Support can be mailed to 201 Thornbrook Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, and donations can be made online at tdsnfp. org.

Applications available for senior assessment freeze Senior citizens ages 65 and older can apply for a real estate assessment freeze through July 3. The assessment freeze is an exemption that allows qualified senior citizens to have their assessment frozen at a base year value, according to a news release. The exemption does not freeze the overall tax bill, just the assessed value.

To qualify, the owner must be 65 years old or older, have owned and lived in the property from Jan. 1, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2013, and have a total household income of $55,000 or less for 2012. Those filing for the exemption should bring a Social Security statement and the front page of their federal income tax form. Those who do not file income taxes should bring another form of income verification instead. For information, call the county assessment office at 815-895-7120. Staff there can help applicants complete the form, and a free notary service is available.

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State sen. pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge CHICAGO – An Illinois state senator has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after being accused last year of trying to board a flight with a gun. Donne Trotter’s attorney, Thomas Durkin, said his client entered a guilty plea to reckless conduct Wednesday in a plea deal, which the judge approved. Durkin said the deal calls for the conviction to be stricken if Trotter successfully completes a year of nonreporting court supervision. Trotter had faced a felony gun charge after security stopped him at O’Hare International Airport. His attorneys have said he worked a part-time security job and forgot the weapon was in a garment bag. Had Trotter been convicted of a felony, he could’ve lost his senate seat. Durkin called the deal “both fair and appropriate.” He added Trotter is “very relieved.”

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County to start community garden By JEFF ENGELHARDT DeKALB – Donna Moulton will finally have her dream garden. The executive director of the DeKalb County Community Service Department will partner with members from DeKalb County Community Gardens on Saturday to build a half-acre garden that will feature 30 raised beds of vegetables for community to use. The garden, which will be planted outside Moulton’s office at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road, has been a priority for Moulton, who hopes to increase fresh produce for

low-income residents and those isolated from full-service grocery stores. She said the garden would

initially serve the Women, Infants & Children program, Veterans Assistance Commission, residents at Heritage Woods and families enrolled in Head Start. “It’s going to be a pretty massive garden,” Moulton said. “So we are always looking for any groups willing to work at the garden that need food.” The site will be the largest community garden in the county, but not the first. Many DeKalb and some Sycamore schools host community gardens that have produced more than 1,000 pounds of produce for local pantries in the past year, Moulton said.

was her passion and joy. Marie enjoyed walking, dancing and cooking. She loved flowers and growing things and it was evident in her garden at home. She was a person with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. Marie resided in Algonquin since 1949 and the wealth of friends she made over the years was very special to her. Survivors include her children, Astrid (Benny) Wood of Baton Rouge, La.,, Nicholas (Jarla) Oparyk of Cary and Andrew (Elizabeth) Oparyk of Sycamore; grandchildren, Shellie (Trent) Leach, Stella Wood, Kristina (Scott) Stuckel and Kayla (Randy) Sheridan, Candace, Henry, Natalie and Robert Mallin; great-grandchildren, Sullivan and Harrison Leach, Jameson Sheridan and Seth Stuckel.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin. Burial will follow in St. John Nepomucene Church Cemetery in Fox River Grove. The family requests memorials on her behalf be made to The American Heart Association. For information, call 847-6584232 or visit To sign the online guest book, visit

If you go n What: Volunteer at the com-

munity garden n When: Four-hour time slots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday n Where: Outside of 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road n Looking to volunteer in the future: Go to www.signupgenius. com/FindASignup and enter the email dkenney@dekalbgardens. org to find which locations need support.

The new garden also will be the most visually complex, featuring a winding walking path of wood chips and stone, a circular bed with a variety of herbs, and wildflowers, prairie grass and picnic tables. She said those looking to volunteer in the future should visit www.signupgenius. com/FindASignup and enter the email to find which locations need support. The next volunteer opportunity involves hour time-slots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Moulton said the funding to start the garden came from $1,500 in federal grants.

8OBITUARIES MARIE (FILLIPOWA) OPARYK Born: Aug. 27, 1925, in Ukraine Died: April 24, 2013 SYCAMORE – Marie (Fillipowa) Oparyk, of Sycamore, Ill., and formerly of Algonquin, passed away peacefully at hospice Wednesday, April 24, 2013, after a valiant struggle with heart and kidney disease. Born Aug. 27, 1925, in the Ukraine, the daughter of the late Wasyl and Anna (Urwaczdwa) Fillipowa of the Ukraine, Marie and her late husband, Tymofi “Tony” Oparyk, were wed May 15, 1945, and came to the United States in 1949. Marie was extremely proud of her family, being a homemaker

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Report: ‘Aggressive cellmates’ in prison feared By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Inmates at a maximum-security prison in southern Illinois reported concern about “aggressive cellmates” shortly before a string of killings at the penitentiary, according to a report by an independent group. The John Howard Association said several older inmates at Menard Correctional Center were anxious about the “younger and aggressive” inmates they were housed with when the prison monitoring

group visited Menard Correctional Center in December. A report the organization filed Tuesday also noted that inmates serving long sentences who are housed with inmates facing shorter stretches “can be problematic.” Three inmates at the prison in Chester, about 60 miles southeast of St. Louis, have been killed since Jan. 31, authorities said. One involved a murderer serving five life sentences who allegedly beat and strangled a younger cellmate who had 2½ years left behind bars.

lar, have a history of violence, and heightened tensions, but the crowding has made everything more tense. When bed space is so limited, it complicates ordinary operations, from getting food into a facility to housing assignments.” Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he filed a murder charge Tuesday in the third case, against 38-yearold Frank Wings. Wings is accused of fatally strangling his cellmate, 35-year-old William Crowder, on March 26.

Another involved a 64-yearold inmate who was allegedly beaten by his 23-year-old cellmate. Violence in the state’s correctional system, including inmate assaults on staff members, has drawn a spotlight because of crowding. There are more than 49,000 inmates in facilities designed for 32,100. “Tensions are very high due to the crowding,” said John Maki, executive director of the John Howard Association. “The crowding is what exacerbates everything, here. Prisons, Menard in particu-

Wings has been transferred to the maximum-security lockup in Pontiac. Walker said he faces a preliminary hearing May 23. Wings’ attorney, Lucas Liefer of Red Bud, declined comment on the case. Ill. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stacey Solano stressed “an extensive review process” matches cellmates based on age and size, length of sentence, level of aggression and history of violence, gang affiliation and more. She said the inmate deaths have prompted officials to carefully review the policies.

“Inmates may request a cell change with security or counseling staff at any time,” Solano said. “The department carefully considers all requests and approves or denies based on the safety and security of inmates and facility.” Walker said the last Menard inmate homicide was in 2004. Corey Fox, serving a life sentence at Menard for a 2001 murder, killed a cellmate who was a first-time offender sent to Menard when he tested positive for crack cocaine in the minimum-security prison in which he had been held.

Relief in Midwest as river levels fall The ASSOCIATED PRESS PEORIA HEIGHTS – Slowly retreating floodwaters gave Midwesterners some hope Wednesday that the worst was over, but many worried that the earthen and days-old sandbag levees along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers could still fail. Fast-moving currents were testing makeshift protections around Dutchtown, Mo., where the Mississippi was expected to rise well above flood stage later this week and potentially send water into the scattered homes and businesses that comprise the tiny, unprotected river town. In Peoria, tens of thousands of white and yellow sandbags stacked 3 feet high lined blocks of the scenic riverfront, holding back Illinois River waters that already reached a 70-year high and surrounded the visitors’ center and restaurants in the 114-year-old former train depot. Across the street, smaller sandbag walls blocked riverside pedestrian access to the headquarters of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar and the arts and culture museum.

Despite the receding water, city leaders were reluctant to issue an all-clear. “I’m very pleased so far, but we’re not out of the woods,” Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich said. “The water’s going to stay up for a while.” Higher water levels over extended periods of time put significant pressure on levees regardless of how well they’re built. Sandbag walls are vulnerable because of their porous nature, and concerns persisted along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri, where smaller levees had been overtopped or breached. Elsewhere, there were no reports of other significant Midwestern population centers in peril, but high water bedeviled business and home owners who are assessing damage across multiple states. • About a dozen northern Indiana homes were condemned and as many as 200 were damaged by flooding in Kokomo after downpours pushed the Wildcat Creek to its highest level on record. Residents took to the streets in canoes, and some people had to be rescued from their vehicles.

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A Revere, Mass., police captain holds his cap while entering a memorial service Wednesday for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier in Cambridge, Mass. Collier was fatally shot on the MIT campus April 18. BELOW: Hillary Branyik, of Boston, kneels Wednesday at the site where the first bomb detonated April 15 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street in Boston.

Bombing suspect describes plot By DAVID CRARY and RODRIQUE NGOWI The Associated Press

Activists lobby for immigration bill to include gay partners The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Frustrated at being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that could lose Republican support and jeopardize the entire bill. Both parties want the bill to succeed. Merely getting an agreement on the basic framework for the immigration overhaul, which would create a long and costly path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, was no small feat for senators. And getting it through a divided Congress is still far from a done deal. Even so, gay rights groups, their lobbyists and grassroots supporters are insisting the deal shouldn’t exclude bi-national, same-sex couples – about 28,500 of them, according to a 2011 study from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law. They’re ramping up a campaign to change the bill to

allow gay Americans to sponsor their partners for green cards, the same way straight Americans can. Supporters trekked to the Capitol to make their case at senators’ offices Wednesday. “Opponents will be proposing amendments that, if passed, could collapse this very fragile coalition that we’ve been able to achieve,” Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, said last week at the unveiling of the bill. He said the eight senators from both parties who crafted the legislation are committed to voting against changes that could kill it. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has committed to offering an amendment to the bill to allow gay citizens to sponsor their partners, said Ty Cobb, an attorney and lobbyist with the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. Another Democratic senator, Al Franken of Minnesota, pledged in a Judiciary hearing on the bill Monday to do “everything we can” to adjust the bill.

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BOSTON – The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks but did so before he was advised of his constitutional rights to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, officials said Wednesday. It is unclear whether those statements would be admissible in a criminal trial and, if not, whether prosecutors even need them to win a conviction. Officials said physical evidence, including a 9 mm handgun and pieces of a remote-control device commonly used in toys, was recovered from the scene. The suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, told authorities that his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, only recently recruited him to be part of the attack, two U.S. officials said. The CIA, however, named Tamerlan to a terrorist database 18 months ago, officials said Wednesday, an acknowledgment that will

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undoubtedly prompt congressional inquiry about whether investigators took warnings from Russian intelligence officials seriously enough. The U.S. officials who spoke to The Associated Press were close to the investigation but insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case with reporters.

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Tamerlan, whom authorities have described as the driving force behind the plot, was killed in a shootout with police. Dzhokhar is recovering in a hospital from injuries suffered during a getaway attempt. Authorities had previously said Dzhokhar exchanged gunfire with them for more than an hour Friday night be-

fore they captured him inside a boat covered by a tarp in a suburban Boston neighborhood backyard. But two U.S. officials said Wednesday that he was unarmed when captured, raising questions about the gunfire and how he was injured. More than 4,000 mourners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology paid tribute to a campus police officer who authorities say was gunned down by the bombing suspects. Among the speakers in Cambridge, just outside Boston, was Vice President Joe Biden, who condemned the bombing suspects as “two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knockoff jihadis.” Investigators have said the brothers appeared to have been radicalized through jihadist materials on the Internet and have found no evidence tying them to a terrorist group. Dzhokhar told the FBI that they were angry about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the killing of Muslims there, officials said.


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10 years later, iTunes faces new challenges By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY The Associated Press NEW YORK – When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry – reeling from the effects of online piracy – was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out. “The sky was falling, and iTunes provided a place where we were going to monetize music and in theory stem the tide of piracy. So, it was certainly a solution for the time,” said Michael McDonald, who co-founded ATO Records with Dave Matthews and whose Mick Management roster includes John Mayer and Ray LaMontagne. The iTunes music store became more than a solution; it changed how we consume music and access entertainment. It’s not only music’s biggest retailer, it also dominates the digital video market, capturing 67 percent of the TV show sale market and 65 percent of the movie sale market, accord-

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This undated screen image released by iTunes shows the iTunes music page on a computer screen. ing to information company NPD. Its apps are the most profitable, it has expanded to books and magazines, and it is now available in 119 countries. This week, iTunes posted a record $2.4 billion in revenue in first-quarter earnings. “They revolutionized the retail landscape by making a truly interactive and very user-friendly space and platform, and they managed to do it by keeping a great music experience attached to what was very difficult technology,” said Scott Borchetta, head of Big Machine Records, home to Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. “They made

it very easy to buy music digitally, and that’s why I think they’ve run so quickly in the lead for that space and continue to dominate the space.” But as iTunes celebrates its 10-year mark Sunday, it faces renewed scrutiny on how it will continue to dominate in the next decade – or whether it can. With competition from subscription services like Spotify,, Netflix, Hulu and others, iTunes will likely need to reinvent itself to remain at the top of the digital entertainment perch. Apple Inc.’s Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services, refused to comment on reports that the company will launch a radio service or some other service to compete with Spotify. “We’ve been able to add and expand and do a lot of things to make the product even that much better,” said Cue, who was integral to the creation of iTunes. “Why it’s going to be great for the next 10 years is because people still want access and want more of what’s available today.”

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does what they can to stay busy on slower days, Margret Schrant said. “When it’s slow, we do a lot of cleaning,” she said. “The kids know I constantly want that place clean.” Cassie Oltman said weather isn’t really a factor at the popcorn stand. People have pulled up their cars next to the stand even when it’s pouring rain. “It doesn’t really matter,

because if they want popcorn, people are stopping,”

she said. Some businesses, such as Al’s BBQ Shack on the corner of Grove and South Fourth Streets in DeKalb, won’t be coming back this summer. Al’s website stated the shack has closed permanently. Treml said seasonal businesses, which often are locally owned and operated, play a significant role in the community. “They hire your neighbor and your family and your friends,” Treml said. “And they keep the economy going that way.”

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Suspect had previous convictions • SHOOTING Continued from page A1 Scott County State’s Attorney Michael Hill said Smith, of rural Morgan County, had previous convictions for reckless homicide, drugs and bad checks. Manchester Mayor Ronald Drake confirmed that Smith was his nephew, saying he hadn’t spoken to Smith in two years, but he believed his nephew was unemployed. Drake said the last time Smith contacted him was to borrow tools. In Manchester, yellow police tape surrounded the small one-story brick home where the victims were found. Manchester is a village of about 300 residents located about 50 miles west of Springfield. “It’s a close-knit community,” Drake said. “Everybody talks to everybody. ... We enjoy that goes on [in] town. This is just a tragedy for [the] whole town.” The last homicide in Scott County was 20 years ago, in 1993. Manchester resident Julie

dangerous hazing practices and make significant changes on a public health issue. He cited numbers from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that show roughly 1,800 college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries, mostly traffic accidents. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court in February, seeks more than $100,000 in damages from the national Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the fraternity’s Eta

Continued from page A1 women were just as active in asking questions that resulted in drinking as the men who were charged. “I bring these participants in with some regret,” Coladarci said. “But unless they’re held accountable, events like these will continue to go on.” Coladarci said the motivation behind the Bogenberger family’s lawsuit is to prevent

Nu chapter at NIU, the chapter officers, the event organizers and people who participated in the party. Thirty-one students linked to the party also faced university sanctions that could include suspension or expulsion. NIU spokesman Paul Palian said all hearings are complete, but he would not reveal the names of students or outcomes of cases because of protections in The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Hardwick, 48, said she lives in the same county housing authority complex as the victims. Authorities told her she couldn’t return to her home yet because of the investigation, she said. “The kids were really nice,” Hardwick said of the family. “You couldn’t ask for better kids.” The Rev. Robin Lyons of Manchester United Methodist Church, one of two churches in the community said, “this shows tragedy can happen anywhere.”

Two area school superintendents said they received calls from county sheriffs before 6 a.m. informing them that five people had been shot to death at a house in Manchester and that a suspect was at large. Superintendent David Roberts of the Winchester School District and Les Stevens of the North Greene Unit District No. 3 both said they immediately canceled classes when they were told of the shootings and that other school districts did the same.

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 3. The Chronicle urges haste in approving the pool since costs are expected to rise. But recently To the Editor: in this market, an increase of On April 19, the Daily Chronicle approximately 2 percent is typical argued that the new Park comfor each year a project is delayed, missioners “should remember due to labor and material price that delaying a decision [about increases. the pool] does not equal solving This comes to approximately a problem.” We would like to $100,000 the first year, $102,000 respond. 1. The commissioners-elect are the second year and so on. But the park will save about $350,000 not after a “stamp” on the pool; in bond payments for each year we want a pool that will best the project is reconsidered. These serve the community. savings could be set aside to pay 2. The Chronicle’s editorial for the increase in cost, decrease says, “If that amount of money the amount required to bond, and must be spent, why not spend be put toward immediately-reit building a new, modern and accessible facility with amenities quired repairs at the Hopkins Park that could attract more people?” pool. The savings could also be The new commissioners agree, and that’s why we feel so strongly put towards needs such as the that the current design is wrong. playground replacement project The current design presented by that has been delayed until 2019 PHN Architects will attract more because of the pool costs. 4. The Chronicle asserts that people, but won’t allow them all to swim since the overall capacity the pool is like an “old car” that is 300 bathers less, and the swim- needs to be replaced. But when ming area is 33 percent less than shopping for a new car for your family of five, would you settle on the existing pool.

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a four-seater, or would you find a car that your family of five will be comfortable in, even if you have to spend a few dollars for repairs while searching for the right car? 5. That a significant amount of time has been spent on the pool design doesn’t make it the right choice. This design has been the only one presented to the board and the public. No significant alternatives that maintain or increase the bather capacity of the pool have been presented. Phil Young Commissioner, DeKalb Park District

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In wake of dog’s death, blastomycosis warning To the Editor: Three weeks ago our beloved Golden Doodle named Sophie had to be put to sleep after a short illness due to blastomycosis. Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that a dog can get from

spores left in the soil by rotting wood and vegetation near waterways. Blastomycosis is often misdiagnosed as pneumonia and can be fatal if not treated quickly. It is too late for us, but knowing the symptoms may save another dog’s life from this disease. Here are the most common signs and symptoms of blastomycosis: Cough, shortness of breath, loss of muscle tone, especially in the back legs, skin lesions, pain, swelling, excessive tearing, clouding of the corneas and even blindness. After hearing of another dog who was diagnosed with Blastomycosis in the same area we live, we believe with the recent cutting down of old trees in a park near us, Sophie may have contracted the infection from that. Be aware of any of these symptoms that your dog may have and take them to your veterinarian’s office immediately. Becki Owens DeKalb

New immigration bill has one terrible flaw “Amnesty” is the swear word many conservatives apply to the new bipartisan immigration bill. The same invective was used to sink the last major attempt to change American immigration laws, during President George W. Bush’s second term. Some critics say that offering legal status to illegal immigrants is simply wrong in principle. Yet that isn’t the most troubling aspect of the bill. What ought to be drawing more opposition is the proposal to bring hundreds of thousands of “temporary guest workers” to the United States. That’s not to deny that legalization poses risks of its own. If enforcement of the laws is lax, it could encourage more people to come here illegally in the hope of the next round of legalization. If we can be reasonably assured of strong enforcement, on the other hand, offering legal status to many or most undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. may be the best way to handle past policy mistakes. Although there’s room to argue about whether the bill offers this assurance, Sen. Marco Rubio and other supporters of the legislation are right in principle to offer legal status. The guest-worker program is where they go wrong. For the Republican politicians who have in the past been its main supporters, this provision is like a dessert with no calories: Businesses get the benefit of the temporary workers’ labor and they get to make some money, but the rest of us don’t have to make room for immigrants in our society, and Republicans don’t have to worry how they will vote. That’s exactly what’s wrong with the idea. One of the worst things about illegal immigration is that it creates a class of

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru people who contribute their labor to this country but aren’t full participants in it and lack the rights and responsibilities of everyone else. A guest-worker program doesn’t solve this problem. It formalizes it. So we would have a two-tiered labor market. Most people who work in the U.S. can quit their jobs without worrying that they’ll be ejected from the country after 60 days of unemployment. Temporary workers would have no such security. Most people can leave one industry for another. The temporary agricultural workers in the bill would have no such freedom. Some foreigners may choose this fate as better than their alternatives. It seems unfair, though, to ask Americans to compete with workers who will be more willing to put up with bad working conditions because of this artificially precarious situation. Organized labor and its liberal allies have traditionally opposed guest-worker programs. President Bill Clinton came out strongly against the idea when he was in office, citing the work of Barbara Jordan’s bipartisan commission on immigration. That commission found that such programs were bad for workers and didn’t reduce illegal immigration as advertised. Instead they increased it: Guest workers overstayed their terms, and family members and friends came to join them. This time around, union leaders are going along with the guest-worker program.

Perhaps they think it’s a price worth paying to legalize illegal immigrants, and that after it passes they can push to liberalize the program to make it easier for guest workers to become citizens. In that case, the program will end up backfiring on the Republican politicians who most avidly support it. If they say no to liberalization, they will be portrayed as anti-Hispanic – the very image they are trying to dispel by backing this bill. If they say yes, they will be increasing the number of low-wage voters, which is what they wanted to avoid by supporting a guest-worker program. Enforcing the program’s limits would involve similarly bad choices. One of the chief arguments for this bill is to stop enforcing immigration laws in ways that break up families. What happens when a guest worker has finished his three-year term and has no job – but has brought his family here? (Or had a child, who would be a U.S. citizen?) Will we then deport him? Or will we just let him overstay his visa and go into the shadows as an illegal immigrant? Supporters of the bill should rethink these provisions. Opponents should train their fire on them. Many Americans support legalizing illegal immigrants because it seems more humane and practical than mass deportations. Guest-worker programs seem at odds with those impulses, because they’re neither humane nor practical.

• Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor at National Review.

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April 9’s consolidated election saw some incumbents go down in defeat in contested elections. Voters had enough. They were ready for change. But, what if city councils, village boards and township boards had the authority to approve an ordinance that protected those incumbents from losing? What if an ordinance could be written and approved to protect one party or faction at the expense of For the record other parties or factions? Would that be fair to all The Paul Simon Public candidates? Would that be Policy Institute will look fair to the public? at how other states have Of course not. reduced the influence of However, after the politics in the redistricting census is taken every 10 process. years, the Illinois General The seminar, “Who holds Assembly has that power. the crayons? How other It’s called redistricting. states draw legislative It’s a law passed by the Legislature and signed by district lines” will be from the governor that establish- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in es new boundaries for state Springfield. House and Senate districts The symposium will be and congressional districts. at the Inn at 835, 835 S. Republicans and DemSecond St., Springfield. To ocrats have abused that register, call the Simon power because the Illinois Institute project coordiConstitution permits it, nator at 618-453-4078, or and they simply can’t register online at illinoisreresist. Democrats controlled The event is free and the process in 2011. They open to the public. approved maps that maximized their party’s chances of victory. The results brought more Democrats to the Legislature and Illinois’ congressional delegation, but less accountability at the ballot box, less responsiveness to the public, and less incentive to work across the aisle to solve problems. Other states have wisely reduced the influence of politics in the redistricting process while still complying with the Voting Rights Act. In a week, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will examine how Illinoisans might learn from those states. The Simon Institute plans a public seminar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield titled “Who holds the crayons? How other states draw legislative district lines.” The Simon Institute, based at SIU-Carbondale, will not endorse any particular plan, but its director, David Yepsen, believes the state’s current redistricting system contributes to Illinois leaders’ inability to solve “some of the biggest financial problems faced by any state in the country.” The symposium will take place at the Inn at 835, 835 S. Second St., Springfield. To register, contact Carol Greenlee, Simon Institute project coordinator, at 618-453-4078, or register online at There is no charge to attend.


Fliers but pawns as Dems angle for tax increase President Barack Obama and his team don’t have to worry about commercial flight delays. Maybe that helped secure the decision to begin furloughing air traffic controllers this week, leading to delays at the nation’s airports and the Democrats’ finger of blame pointed at tax-averse Republicans. The administration claims that, because of the sequester-related budget cuts, it has no choice but to furlough all 47,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees, ordering them each to stay home one of every 10 days between now and September. That is, we are told, the only way the agency can achieve the required $500 million in cuts. It’s nonsense, of course. The agency has refused to consider reducing its workforce to help achieve the savings, in areas that would not directly affect air safety. Nope, not a single deputy-assistant to the deputy-assistant can be spared. Not an ounce of fat in the personnel budget. As for sparing the 15,000 air traffic controllers the furloughs, instead imposing them solely on nonsafety-related jobs, well, they’ve said no to that, too. Meanwhile Democrats in the Senate have refused to consider legislation that would allow the administration more flexibility in imposing the sequester-related cuts. Offered an escape hatch, they’ve chosen to wallow in the inconvenience. Because, of course, it’s all about the inconvenience. The inconvenience is what furthers the cause – another major tax increase. Forget the impact on the economy when business travel is stalled, airline schedules up-ended, shipments of inventory delayed or canceled, or when a family heading on a summer trip decides to avoid the hassle and stay home. According to House Republicans, the FAA’s $10 billion operating budget has increased 110 percent since 1996, and includes $2.7 billion in nonpersonnel costs. By no means should these cuts cripple the commercial aviation system, but in the interest of scoring political points, they might. Boston Herald

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Alex Rios (pictured) and the White Sox inally won a close game, writes Shaw Media’s Meghan Montemurro. PAGE B2

SECTION B Thursday, April 25, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Barbs settle for tie against Knights By ANTHONY ZILIS AP photo

Noah, Johnson hobbled; series heads to Chicago DEERFIELD – Joakim Noah feels like he’s running on needles and Joe Johnson can probably sympathize. The Bulls and Nets resume their first-round series in Chicago on Thursday after splitting the first two games in Brooklyn, and both teams have key players battling a similar injury. Noah remains hobbled by plantar fasciitis in his right foot, and Johnson is dealing with it in his left one. He sat out practice on Wednesday and is a game-time decision, meaning the Nets could be without one of their top scorers. “We have a lot of guys we can lean on,” Brook Lopez said. “We have to obviously worry about playing better defense, playing with better energy and tenacity. I think a lot will depend on how our frontcourt reacts to what they’re throwing at us.” Some of that might hinge on just how much Noah can contribute for the Bulls. Coach Tom Thibodeau said the Bulls’ center participated in most of Wednesday’s practice and there were no setbacks after playing about 25 minutes in Game 2 on Monday. Noah provided a big spark in that one with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bulls pulled even in the series. – Wire report

DeKALB – The DeKalb girls soccer team knew in order to beat Kaneland for the second time this season, they’d have to test Kaneland goalkeeper Jordan Ginther plenty of times. As it turned out, Ginther had a relatively relaxing day, as Kaneland controlled the tempo for most of the game. The Barbs didn’t force her to make a save until nine minutes remained in the match. “We knew that we had to get shots off with Ginther in goal. We just didn’t execute,” Monica Maschak – Kaneland’s Brooke Harner falls after colliding with DeKalb’s Kayla Per- DeKalb forward Morgan Beaty said. “We came out slow and

kins in their 0-0 tie Thursday in DeKalb.

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to that’s something you can’t do, especially against a team like Kaneland.” Neither goalkeeper was challenged much on the day. In fact, the only legitimate chance of the first half came four minutes in when Kaneland junior Brittany Olson found the ball during a scram-

Net loss for Dec. 2008 Independence Bowl

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Net gain for Jan. 2013 Orange Bowl

$161,558 $253,780

Orange and green

Orange Bowl breakdown REVENUE MAC distribution: $1,326,102 Total revenue: $1,326,102 EXPENSES Football home expenses: $34,637 Football equipment: $76,681 Media/marketing: $64,611 Hospitality: $13,144 Staff equipment: $19,727 Staff travel: $128,555 Office supplies: $1,129 Football travel: $511,068 Band/cheer travel: $218,060 Athletic training/nutrition: $4,710 Total expenses: $1,072,322

Pro basketball Eastern Conference first round Game 3, Brooklyn at Bulls, 7:30 p.m., CSN The Bulls look to take a 2-1 lead against the Nets after evening the series Monday with a 90-82 victory.


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ble in the box and deflect it toward the goal. Ginther didn’t handle the ball until just more than three minutes remained in the half, when Ayslin Nachman was played through by Kayla Perkins and Ginther was there to scoop up the pass. “We came out flat in my opinion,” DeKalb coach Phil Rouse said. “The runs that we normally make, the 50-50 balls that we normally win, the accuracy, it just wasn’t there today, and sometimes you come out and play your best and you hope you can find it toward the end.”

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Northern Illinois wide receiver Martel Moore leaps into the end zone after escaping from the grasp of Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner during the second half of the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1 in Miami. The Huskies made a profit of $253,780 from their Orange Bowl trip.

NIU made profit from Orange Bowl with MAC’s help By STEVE NITZ


eKALB – Before the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championship Game, the MAC held a conference call with representatives from Northern Illinois and Kent State. The winner had a shot at going to a BCS bowl game, which meant a special experience and great exposure for the

program, but also some hefty expenses and a big-ticket commitment that would be extremely tough for a smaller program to fulfill. The conference decided it would help the winning school, which ended up being NIU after a 44-37 victory in double overtime at Ford Field in Detroit, should it earn a BCS bid. NIU had the dominoes fall the right way and earned a trip to the Orange

Bowl. The conference then helped cover NIU’s expenses, the biggest part of which was paying for the allotment of 17,500 tickets. Playing in the Orange Bowl also required staying in South Florida for an entire week. Not to mention, the Huskies stayed at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.

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“We made that arrangement before the game, which was really historic and unique and signiicantly different from other non-AQs with the opportunity to go to a BCS bowl game. There’s other schools [that have competed in BCS games] that were on the hook, so the Mid-American Conference really stepped up.” Christian Spears NIU acting athletic director

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Melvin awaiting next chapter By STEVE NITZ Rashaan Melvin didn’t waste any time. On the morning of Jan. 2, Melvin and the rest of the Northern Illinois football team left Miami International Airport for their trek back to DeKalb after a 31-10 loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The next day, Melvin started preparing for the rest of his football career. The now-former NIU corner who led the Mid-American Conference with 17 pass breakups this past season, went back to work, preparing for NIU’s pro day and, eventually, the NFL Draft.

“I felt for me to show my best I needed to start working early,” Melvin told the Daily Chronicle. “I felt that was the best decision I made.” Melvin spent the offseason working out at EFT Sports Performance in Highland Park, trying to get stronger and working on speed training and Rashaan strengthening his Melvin legs, trying to get his 40-yard dash time down. He graduated from NIU back in December, giving him the opportunity to soley focus on football. Size has never been an issue for

More inside Turn to page B3 to read about the Bears’ draft preview and the players who could be selected in the first round. The NFL Draft starts at 7 p.m. today.

Melvin, who weighed in at 6-foot-2, 192 pounds at NIU’s pro day back in March. He also showed that he can run, clocking an unofficial 4.38 40-yard dash. “I think I showed at pro day how Rob Winner – much of an athlete I was,” Melvin Buffalo receiver Devon Hughes (13) is upended by NIU said.

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cornerback Rashaan Melvin (11) during the first quarter of an Oct. 13 game at Huskie Stadium.


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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Newark at Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Sandwich, 4:30 p.m. Rockford Christian at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Yorkville at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Morris at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Softball East Aurora at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Rochelle at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Rockford Christian, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Newark (DH), 3:45 p.m. Girls Soccer Princeton at Hinckley-Big Rock, 5:30 p.m. Sycamore at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Spring Valley Hall, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Yorkville, 4:30 p.m. Morris at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Boys Track Hinckley-Big Rock at Seneca quad, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Richmond-Burton Relays, 4 p.m. Girls Track Hinckley-Big Rock at Seneca quad, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Richmond-Burton Relays, 4 p.m. Boys Tennis DeKalb at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. Girls Badminton Fenton at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Kaneland graduate honored by the GLVC University of Missouri-St. Louis senior and Kaneland graduate Kyle Renaud has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced Monday by the league. Renaud earns his third weekly accolade of the season after registering one win and three saves in four appearances last week. On April 17, the Sugar Grove native worked two innings of clean baseball in the first game, only to respond with four innings in the second stanza, while striking out three and allowing just two hits. After earning a pair of saves to open the week, Renaud returned to the mound Saturday and earned the win in two innings of work. In the series finale, the UMSL senior went four innings, allowing four hits, one earned run, while striking out seven to secure his third save of the game.

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Sycamore cruises past Rochelle By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Sycamore baseball dominated Rochelle with an 18-0 victory Wednesday at home. Mark Skelley was 3 for 4 with five RBIs while Alec Kozak had two hits. Kozak, Mitchell Jordan, Cooper Vinz and Alex Keller each had two RBIs for Sycamore (12-4, 5-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East). “We played really well as a team,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “We played great defense. We had quite a few extra-base hits and we took advantage of some errors and some timely bloopers that broke it open.” Scott Nelson threw four scoreless innings and Mark Barron closed out the fifth inning.

Cogs stop Burlington Central: Genoa-Kingston shut out Burlington Central, 3-0, at home for its third win of the season. Bobby Treadwell threw a complete game, allowing only four hits while striking out nine batters for his first win of the season. Brady Huffman was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Ben Graff finished 1 for 2 with an RBI. Ben Rabe was 2 for 4 with a run and stolen base for the Cogs (3-10, 2-2 Big Northern Conference). “Our pitching staff has been outstanding this year,” G-K coach Anson Ellis said. The Cogs play Rockford Christian today at home. Barbs lose to Morris: DeKalb was shut out by Morris, 8-0. John Crosby pitched four in-

nings and had three strikeouts before leaving the game with an injury. Garrett Johnson and Patrick Aves had hits for DeKalb (6-9, 1-4 NI Big 12 East). The Barbs host Morris today. Indian Creek salvages tie: Hiawatha defeated Indian Creek, 5-2, in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Timberwolves rallied for a 1-1 tie in the nightcap. Drew Headley was 1 for 2 with a walk in the first game. Chris Pickwell pitched six innings on the day and allowed only one hit with seven strikeouts. Dylan Martenson got the game-tying hit in the fifth inning of the second game. “I thought we battled hard. In the first game, their first four guys scored to start the game,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. “After a rocky start, we did a nice job of finishing up, allowing two runs the rest of the day.” Mike Mercado got the win for Hiawatha, giving up one hit while striking out five. Nick Doolittle went 2 for 3 with a double, run and an RBI. Donald Giebel was 1 for 2 with a run while Tyler Burger was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI in the first game. Hiawatha is 7-1-1 in Little Ten play.

Kaneland falls to Yorkville: The Knights were shutout by Yorkville, 4-0, on the road. Ty Carlson had the Knights’ lone hit. Blake Sowell pitched 5⅓ innings and gave up no earned runs while striking out five batters for Kaneland (5-7, 2-1 NI

Big 12 East). Kaneland hosts Yorkville at 4:30 p.m. today.

SOFTBALL DeKalb shuts out Dixon: The Barbs defeated Dixon, 10-0, as Morgan Newport pitched five innings and got the win. The freshman struck out five and walked none while giving up only two hits, improving her record to 9-2. Sabrinna Killeen, Lindsay Costliow and Newport each had two hits. The Barbs (13-3) host Kaneland at 4:30 p.m. today.

Sycamore defeats Ottawa: Sycamore defeated Ottawa, 6-0, behind a strong pitching effort from McKenna Marcinkowski, who gave up no runs on three hits and struck out three. Jordyn Shultz was 3 for 4 with an RBI while Taylor Jones was 2 for 3 with a double. Jasmyne Taylor had a home run and two RBIs. “McKenna did a great job of letting her defense work behind her,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “Brit Huber made a couple of big saves at firstst base and our outfield play was good. Offensively we strung a few hits together which was nice to see. We had a big third inning and then tacked on a couple more in the fourth to give us some real breathing room.” Sycamore is 5-11 and plays Rochelle today. Burlington downs Cogs: G-K lost, 7-1, at home to Burlington Central. Danielle Engel threw three innings and gave up only one earned run with two strike-

PASADENA, Calif. – The grandest stage in sports was too much for the guys who are putting together the College Football Playoff to pass up. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first championship game in the new playoff system.

Valverde welcomed back as Tigers closer DETROIT – Jose Valverde wasn’t supposed to come back. After his postseason meltdowns against Oakland and the Yankees, the Detroit Tigers didn’t even offer him a contract at the end of last season. Flame-throwing prospect Bruce Rondon looked set to be the new closer, even if he had never pitched an inning in the major leagues. It didn’t quite work out that way. And now Valverde is back on the team. And he went right to work Wednesday night, getting the final three outs for a save in the Tigers’ 7-5 victory over Kansas City. He gets $2 million in base salary. Because he missed the first 3½ weeks of the season, the listed salary on the contract is $2,301,887. Valverde can earn up to $3 million in performance bonuses if he finishes 50 games. He will be paid $500,000 apiece for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 games finished. – Staff, wire reports

SOCCER Cogs fall to Mendota: G-K lost to Mendota, 2-1, at home. Viviana Beltran scored to cut Mendota’s lead to 2-1, but the Cogs couldn’t get the equalizer in the second half. The Cogs are 3-9, including 1-5 in the Big Northern Conference.


Frazier, Latos lead Reds over Cubs By MARK SCHMETZER The Associated Press

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Cowboys Stadium gets 1st championship game

outs. Baylie Ullmark pitched the final four innings, allowing only one earned run. “The game was so much closer than that,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “We had four errors in the seventh inning and they got five runs. it was just a bad inning.” Engel was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple while Paige Keegan was 2 for 4 with a double. Ullmark went 2 for 3 at the plate for the Cogs (7-3, 2-2 BNC). Hawks claim DH sweep: Hiawatha swept a doubleheader with Indian Creek, winning, 5-3 and, 24-3. Ashley Tamraz was the winning pitcher in Game 1, giving up no earned runs in a five-inning complete-game effort. Tamraz went 1 for 1 with a walk and an RBI at the plate, while Abby Turner was 1 for 3 with a double. Dani Clark got the win in Game 2, and went 3 for 5 at the plate with a homer and a triple. Alanna Sterling had two doubles and an RBI for the Hawks, while Lauren Watson and Haley Melendez were each 2 for 4. The Hawks are now 5-6 and 5-5 in Little Ten play. Kaneland beats Morris: Kaneland beat Morris, 9-6, on the road.

The White Sox’s Jeff Keppinger greets Alex Rios (right) at home after the pair scored on Rios’ home run off Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister during the fifth inning Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.


Sox finally win a close one CHICAGO – For better or worse, the White Sox have become accustomed to playing in close ballgames. Unfortunately for the Sox, they have found themselves typically on the losing side. They were able to halt the trend for at least one day with a 3-2 win against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday to snap a fourgame losing streak. Eighteen of the Sox’s 20 games have been decided by three runs or less, going 6-11 in those games, which includes a 5-6 record in one-run games. Alex Rios’ twoNext for run homer in the Sox the fifth gave the Sox a 3-0 Tampa Bay lead and ultiat White Sox, mately saved the Sox (8-12). 7:10 p.m. today, CSN+, The Indians (811) responded AM-670 with two runs in the sixth and stranded the tying run on third. “It’s not an easy thing to do when you play games this close all year, but you have to battle through these things,” Rios said. “It’s a long season and we’re going to go through stretches like this, hopefully not too many.” Starting pitching again saved the Sox. Jose Quintana

VIEWS Meghan Montemurro (2-0) held Cleveland to two runs in five innings and set a career high in consecutive scoreless innings pitched (18⅔), which ended on Jason Kipnis’ RBI single in the sixth. “All I’m trying to do is take it inning by inning, hitter by hitter,” Quintana said through a translator. “That’s about it, just doing the little things to control the game.” Although the Sox found a way to win Wednesday, their brand of baseball – a reliance on home runs and an inability to string consecutive base hits – isn’t conducive to long-term success. They aren’t producing with runners in scoring position (1 for 8 against Cleveland), continuing a season-long problem. The Sox have scored two runs or fewer seven times this season and also have been held to five hits or less seven times, including Wednesday’s win (five hits). “When it’s a group and you’re not getting it done consistently, it’s tough on everybody, it’s not just tough on me,” manager Robin Ventura said. “I’ve been on their side, too, and know what’s it like sitting there and I’ve

been the problem. I get it. Eventually, it moves on and you just keep playing.” The Sox can’t survive on solid starting pitching and an efficient bullpen the entire season if the offense doesn’t show up on a consistent basis. Each starting pitcher will have his fair share of rough outings and the bullpen will blow leads, however, none of that matters if the Sox can’t score. In 2012, every playoff team outscored their opponents by at least 56 runs. Currently, opponents have outscored the Sox by six runs. The Sox are getting tired of talking about their noshow offense, and only 16,765 came to U.S. Cellular Field to watch them scratch together three runs. It’s shaping up to be a long summer on the South Side. “I feel like that’s part of the game: Sometimes the offense will be there, sometimes it won’t,” Quintana said. “But the main thing for me is to do my job that way I can help the team.”

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CINCINNATI – Todd Frazier gave Mat Latos all the run support he needed, and Latos gave the Cincinnati Reds exactly what they needed to finish off a 10-game homestand in style. Latos retired the first 10 batters and 15 of the first 16 he faced and mostly spared an overworked bullpen, and Frazier hit a long home run and the Reds beat the Cubs, 1-0, on Wednesday. “This is what we wanted so bad,” Reds manager Baker said. “This sets us straight for a couple of days.” With one out in the sixth inning of a scoreless tie, Frazier blasted a 2-1 pitch from Jeff Samardzija 480 feet to straightaway center to increase his Next for field team-leading home the Cubs run total to six. The homer, which Cubs at Mi- bounced high off ami, 6:10 p.m. the batter’s eye, is today, WCIU, the longest at Great AM-720 American Ball Park this season and the seventh-longest in the facility’s 11-year history. “I was just trying to get a fastball,” said Frazier, who became the first Cincinnati player to homer in a 1-0 win since Sean Casey against St. Louis on Aug. 26, 2004. “I haven’t seen too many lately. I got one, and I took advantage of it. I took a couple of steps and figured it was out, but I didn’t know how far until I saw it hit the [batter’s eye].” Latos (1-0), the victim of two blown saves among his first four starts this season allowed four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. He had to rely solely on his two- and four-seam fastballs, too. It turned out not to be a problem. “In the bullpen, I had a really good slider and change up,” said Latos, who’s strung together 11 consecutive scoreless innings. “I don’t know what the hell happened. It’s tough. Everybody in the big leagues can hit the fastball. I had to focus on hitting spots, keeping the ball down and away and getting them to hit it on the ground.”

PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday’s Results Brooklyn 106, Bulls 89 New York 85, Boston 78 Denver 97, Golden State 95 L.A. Clippers 112, Memphia 91 Sunday Results Indiana 107, Atlanta 90 San Antonio 91, L.A. Lakers 79, Spurs lead series 1-0 Oklahoma City 120, Houston 91 Monday Results Bulls 90, Brooklyn 82, series tied 1-1 L.A. Clippers 93, Memphis 91 Clippers lead 2-0 Tuesday’s Results Miami 98, Milwaukee 86, Miami leads series 2-0 New York 87, Boston 71, New York leads series 2-0 Golden State 131, Denver 117, series tied 1-1 Wednesday’s Results Oklahoma City 105, Houston 102, Oklahoma City leads series 2-0 Indiana 113, Atlanta 98, Indiana leads series 2-0 L.A. Lakers at San Antonio (n) Today’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 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 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

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Blackhawks 45 34 6 5 73 147 97 y-Anaheim 46 29 11 6 64 134 112 y-Vancouver 46 26 13 7 59 124 111 x-San Jose 46 25 14 7 57 121 111 x-Los Angeles 47 26 16 5 57 130 116 x-St. Louis 46 27 17 2 56 122 113 Minnesota 46 25 18 3 53 118 120 Detroit 46 22 16 8 52 116 113 ----------------------------------------------------------Columbus 46 22 17 7 51 114 117 Dallas 46 22 20 4 48 129 136 Phoenix 45 19 18 8 46 114 122 Calgary 46 19 23 4 42 126 153 Edmonton 45 17 21 7 41 111 127 Nashville 46 16 21 9 41 108 131 Colorado 46 15 24 7 37 110 145

EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Pittsburgh 46 35 11 0 70 155 113 x-Boston 45 27 13 5 59 125 102 y-Washington 46 26 18 2 54 145 126 x-Montreal 46 27 14 5 59 141 123 x-Toronto 46 25 16 5 55 140 129 x-N.Y. Islanders 46 24 16 6 54 137 135 Ottawa 45 23 16 6 52 109 99 N.Y. Rangers 46 24 18 4 52 122 109 ----------------------------------------------------------Winnipeg 47 24 20 3 51 126 140 New Jersey 46 18 18 10 46 109 123 Buffalo 47 20 21 6 46 123 142 Philadelphia 46 21 22 3 45 129 139 Carolina 46 19 24 3 41 122 148 Tampa Bay 46 18 24 4 40 145 143 Florida 46 14 26 6 34 107 164 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff spot Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Wednesday’s Results Blackhawks at Edmonton (n) Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 2 Detroit 3, Los Angeles 1 San Jose at Phoenix (n) Today's Games N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L 10 8 9 8 10 9 8 11 8 12 East Division W L Boston 14 7 Baltimore 12 9 New York 11 9 Tampa Bay 10 11 Toronto 9 13 West Division W L Texas 13 7 Oakland 13 9 Los Angeles 8 11 Seattle 8 15 Houston 7 14

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Wednesday’s Results White Sox 3, Cleveland 2 Toronto 6, Baltimore 5, 11 innings Houston 10, Seattle 3 Boston 6, Oakland 5 Detroit 7, Kansas City 5 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 0 Texas at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-1) at White Sox (Sale 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 1-2) at Detroit (Verlander 2-2), 12:05 p.m. Houston (Humber 0-4) at Boston (Buchholz 4-0), 5:35 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 1-1) at Minnesota (Worley 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 2-1) at Oakland (Parker 0-3), 9:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0) at Seattle (Maurer 1-3), 9:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L 13 8 13 9 11 8 12 9 6 14 East Division W L Atlanta 15 6 New York 10 9 Washington 10 11 Philadelphia 9 13 Miami 5 16 West Division W L Colorado 14 7 San Francisco 13 9 Arizona 12 9 Los Angeles 9 11 San Diego 5 15

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Wednesday’s Results Cincinnati 1, Cubs 0 St. Louis 4, Washington 2 Colorado 6, Atlanta 5, 12 innings Arizona 3, San Francisco 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Mets 7, L.A. Dodgers 3, 10 innings Milwaukee at San Diego (n) Today’s Games Cubs (E.Jackson 0-3) at Miami (Slowey 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 2-2) at Philadelphia (Lee 2-1), 12:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-2), 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-1) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 2-1) at Arizona (Cahill 0-3), 8:40 p.m.


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Who the Bears might take Below are seven possible picks if the Bears remain at No. 20. But don’t be surprised if general manager Phil Emery selects an unexpected player instead. After all, who predicted that he would hire a head coach from the Canadian Football League?

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NFL draft prospects D.J. Fluker (left), from Alabama, and Sheldon Richardson, of Missouri, sign autographs during their visit Wednesday to the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on.


Bears have options heading into draft By TOM MUSICK CHICAGO – “And with the 20th pick in the first round of the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears select …” Wait, you wanted us to finish that sentence? Hang on until sometime after 9 p.m., and we should have an answer for you. Then again, it’s possible that the Bears will trade down in the draft, and everyone will have to stay up past bedtime (or wait until Friday) for a selection. Barring any trades, the Bears have the No. 20 overall pick in today’s first round. They also have a pick in the second round (No. 50) Friday, as well as selections in fourth round (No. 117), fifth round (No. 153) and sixth round (No. 188) Saturday. As for the Bears’ thirdround selection, that belongs to the Miami Dolphins because of the Brandon Marshall trade. That deal worked out all

NFL Draft The first round of the NFL Draft starts at 7 p.m. today. The draft will be televised on ESPN. The Bears should announce their selection approximately at 9:15 p.m. right, we think. Meanwhile, the Bears’ seventh-round selection bounced to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then to the New England Patriots. Think of it as a hot-potato pick. Maybe it will change hands a few more times in the days ahead. But what matters most is today’s first round. The Bears and every other team are allotted 10 minutes to make their selections, although some will decide faster. In 2012, the first round finished in three hours on the nose. That equaled about 5 minutes and 37 seconds a pick, and if that pace holds true today, then the Bears should announce their selection at 9:15 p.m. or so.

Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia Freakish athlete (6-foot-3, 242) with checkered past; can play inside, outside linebacker. D.J. Fluker, OL, Alabama Behemoth blocker (6-5, 339) who could provide an upgrade at guard or tackle. Jonathan Cooper, OL, North Carolina Safe-pick interior lineman (6-2, 311) who could play either guard position. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State Sure tackler (6-1, 241) who served as team captain for 11-2 Wildcats in 2012. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame Big, versatile tight end (6-6, 250) with ability to make big plays downfield. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Physical defender, four-year starter with two older brothers playing in the NFL. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina Run-stuffing lineman (6-3, 313) who could join Henry Melton, Stephen Paea. – Tom Musick,

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Barbs still undefeated in NI Big 12 • BARBS Continued from page B1 Early in the second half, the Knights once again went on the offensive. Courtney Diddell knocked a shot just over the crossbar just five minutes in. The Barbs (4-1-2, 3-0-1 NI Big 12 East) finally forced Ginther to work with nine minutes left, when Beaty took a shot off a cross from Kelli Cardine just outside the sixyard box. Ginther blocked the shot, and defender Anne Marie Giese cleared away the rebound. With more than three minutes remaining, Cardine had a hard shot from outside the box blocked by Kaneland freshman Sage Schlehofer. One minute later, Abby Hickey was through on goal, but Delaney Stryczek was

“We didn’t play well enough to win. We put a lot of pressure on them in the last 10 minutes and [Ginther] made a tremendous save. … We should’ve had more opportunities but we weren’t accurate enough today to run the style that we play. Sometimes you don’t play as well as you’d like.” Phil Rouse, DeKalb girls soccer coach

there for a game-saving tackle. After controlling play for most of the game, the Knights (3-4-2, 3-1-1) narrowly escaped with a tie. “We were definitely more aggressive and we were going to the ball first,” Kaneland senior Brooke Harner said. “We were possessing with one-two touch, it was a quicker game and you could tell we wanted it.” The Barbs are still unde-

feated in conference play, but Rouse thought his team could have been better. “We didn’t play well enough to win,” Rouse said. “We put a lot of pressure on them in the last 10 minutes and [Ginther] made a tremendous save. … We should’ve had more opportunities but we weren’t accurate enough today to run the style that we play. Sometimes you don’t play as well as you’d like.”

NIU received $1.3M from conference • HUSKIES Continued from page B1 The school’s total expenses topped $1 million. Thanks to the MAC’s distribution to the university of more than $1.3 million, NIU ended up with a net gain of more than $253,000 from its Orange Bowl trip. The $1.3 million NIU received was the university’s share from the $8 million in BCS revenue the MAC was given. “We made that arrangement before the game, which was really historic and unique and significantly different from other non-AQs with the opportunity to go to a BCS bowl game,” said NIU acting athletic director Christian Spears, who was part of the conference call back in November. “There’s other schools [that have competed in BCS games] that were on the hook, so the Mid-American Conference really stepped up.” After competing in the Bowl in January of 2012, NIU had a net loss of

$161,558. Over the past five bowl games, the only other time the school has came away with a net gain was in 2010, when NIU made $50,097 after the Humanitarian Bowl. NIU’s BCS appearance was the first in the history of the conference, and netted the league the $8 million payout to redistribute to its member schools. In this situation, Spears said the conference wanted to make sure NIU was covered when it came to finances. “Their commitment to us was to ensure that our expenses, from a hotel perspective, from a ticket perspective and from a travel perspective, were completely covered, so that we were made whole,” Spears said. “What we did is managed that budget really effectively, which allowed us to have a net gain.” Debra Boughton, NIU associate athletic director for business affairs, said there is also roughly $4 million remaining from the BCS that

will be divided among the MAC’s 13 football schools. The division of that revenue will be decided at a meeting in May. When it comes to BCS games, it hasn’t always been a success story financially for participating schools. Connecticut’s trip to the Fiesta Bowl in 2011 infamously cost that school $1.8 million. Selling 17,500 tickets can be a daunting task for any MAC program or non-AQ school. Although NIU sold only 3,266 Orange Bowl tickets, the league stepped in to help. “When you look at an Orange Bowl contract that wants you to purchase 17,500 tickets, that’s a conversation that you’ve got to have with a lot of different people on this task, to actually commit to that kind of resource,” Spears said. “So to know before we had to sign that contract that that part was off the table, was an amazing thing we were able to accomplish with the Mid-American Conference.”

Melvin worked out with numerous teams • MELVIN Continued from page B1 Since pro day, Melvin has visited the Buccaneers, Colts, Lions, Packers and Seahawks. He had workouts at NIU with the Broncos, 49ers and Patriots, in addition to the Buccaneers and Colts. He also participated in the Bears’ annual local pro day in Lake Forest.

This weekend, Melvin is going to spend time with his family in his hometown of Waukegan. At this point, he feels he’s done a good job of controlling what he can. If he is selected in the seven rounds of this weekend’s draft, he would become the first Huskies defensive back to ever be selected. He said the time period leading up to the draft has taken patience, focus and work.

He’s waiting for the draft to get here, and most of all, getting ready to get back on the football field. Not a bad situation for a guy who came to NIU as a walk-on. “It’s a blessing to have this opportunity. A lot of guys don’t have this opportunity to be drafted or play in the NFL,” Melvin said. “I’m just taking it one day at a time and am pretty much excited.”

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Insider A closer look at the prep baseball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... DAVID EMANUEL Sophomore, pitcher, Indian Creek It’s not often Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz gets to work with a lefty pitcher. It’s even rarer he has two – starter Chris Pickwell is also a left hander – on the roster. As a crafty lefty who had a self-proclaimed rubber arm, Piekarz provides a unique approach when working with his two left handers. “They’ve probably both had real good coaches growing up,” Piekarz said. “But they were probably all right-handed. Lefties just do things a little differently. We think differently out there. We’ll change up speeds. Hit every part of the outside corner. There aren’t a lot of us out there but we can frustrate hitters and shut down a running game.”

WHAT TO WATCH FOR DeKalb vs. Morris, 4:30 p.m., today and Friday The third and fourth Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference games of the week – a rarity in such a rainy spring – will help sort out the clustered standings. Hinckley-Big Rock at Hiawatha 4:30 p.m., Friday The Hawks have slugged their way to a share of the Little Ten lead, while the Royals have ran their way there by being aggressive on the bases. Separation atop the Little Ten begins Friday. Aurora Christian at Indian Creek at Elfstrom Stadium, 4:30 p.m., Friday Indian Creek heads to the home of the Kane County Cougars for a make up game from earlier this season. The T’wolves pitching depth will be tested with five games in four days to end the week.

POWER RANKINGS 1. Sycamore (12-4, 5-1 NI Big 12 East) 2. Hiawatha (7-2-1, 7-1-1 Little Ten) 3. Hinckley-Big Rock (7-3, 6-1 Little Ten) 4. Kaneland (5-7, 2-1 NI Big 12 East) 5. DeKalb (6-9, 1-4 NI Big 12 East) 6. Indian Creek (5-6-1, 3-4-1 Little Ten) 7. Genoa-Kingston (3-10, 2-2 Big Northern)

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Barbs’ win was dramatic tribute By JAMES NOKES It was a fitting ending that DeKalb posted a 6-5 win Saturday against Dixon in their last at-bat. On the day that the Barbs’ field was dedicated to Dave Pettengell, DeKalb grounded out a gutsy win the late DeKalb baseball coach and assistant athletic director would have loved. “We got big two-out hits,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “This year we’ve had games where we either get hit after hit or nothing. Saturday, we didn’t let a bad swing, bad at-bat or tough call in a pitch sequence bother us. Everyone has said Dave wouldn’t have had us win that game any other way.” Starting pitcher Shaun Johnson (2-2) picked up the win despite allowing an 3-1 lead to the Dukes. “He didn’t have his best stuff early,” Howells said. “But, he really settled down in the middle innings. He has his best stuff in the fourth, fifth and sixth, kept us in the game and gave us a chance to score.”

Streaking Spartans Stellar pitching has Sycamore riding a

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Sycamore’s Cole Nelson delivers a pitch to DeKalb batter Jared Johnson during the bottom of the third inning of the Spartans’ 4-2 victory Monday in DeKalb. seven-game winning streak. The Spartans staff has allowed four runs in its last five games and had a pair of shutouts against Rockford Jefferson on Saturday. Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh is optimistic about the Spartans’ long-term potential because of two reasons that are apparent, and one that has yet to reveal itself. One is the Spartans having a solid pitching staff.

Also, the Sycamore defense is rounding into form as Michael Swanberg, who Cavanaugh said “has no fear of the ball and will put his face in front of anything,” has moved to shortstop and Alec Kozak to right field, a move that should bolster each position. But the Sycamore offense has yet to kick into full gear. Nathan Haacker leads the Spartans with a .429 batting average, but the rest of the Spartans have yet to show consistency at the plate. Cavanaugh doesn’t want home runs or even home-run swings from hitters, just a willingness to string together solid at-bats with ground balls or line drives. Take that approach and eventually a ball will split the gap for a double or find its way over the fence for a round tripper. Mitchell Jordan has the school career home-run record in his sights, but hasn’t homered yet this year. “So far the good work we do in batting practice hasn’t translated to the game,” Cavanaugh said. “We’ve got to put more pressure on defenses. But none of the teams we’ve played have really hit it all over the field either.”

Football mentality is needed this spring Layered clothing isn’t the only thing normally reserved for football season that has crept into this baseball season. With extended periods between games because of rain and cold, baseball teams face the same mental challenge as football teams. Gone have been the fourgame weeks where everyone on a roster gets into a game, pitchers build up their endurance and the everyone settles into a familiar rhythm. “The great thing about baseball is you play so many games you can get over a good one or a bad one quickly,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “This year it’s like we’ve been in football mode though. We’ve got to live with our successes or failures for a long period of time.” “The one thing the weather has made us aware of this season is how much we appreciate outdoor

VIEWS James Nokes practice. We’ve had one practice on our field.” Because Hiawatha coach Sean Donnelly also coaches the Hawks’ football team, he understands how the vibes from one game can translate into the next. Almost everyone on Hiawatha’s roster played football. The few players who didn’t were on the soccer roster. Both sports have a few days between games, so practice time is ground into their psyche. Donnelly has enjoyed being able to correct any mistakes made during the game with a steady string of practices. But he would still rather be on the field for a game than in the gym for a practice.

“The upside to so many more games in baseball is players don’t dwell on the previous game because more opportunities await,” Donnelly said. “Even though we lost our last game we knew it was our third game in a 24-hour span. That would never happen in football or even baseball, normally. The limited games though have allowed us to keep building off the positives of the first few weeks of season.” While Hiawatha builds off its positives, most teams are still in search of a steady lineup and rotation. Hitters haven’t got into a midseason groove and pitchers, who can build up their pitch counts on the mound inside, still have their early-season edge when it comes to changing speeds and locating. “It’s a little bit of a mystery for everyone,” said Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz. “Without a

consistent routine of steady at bats for hitters and innings pitched for pitchers it’s tough to see how advanced everyone can do. The next two weeks are going to be big for us in terms of development of a routine. We want to start playing well headed into the playoffs.” Just when it seemed like teams would enter regionals with less than 20 games, the extended forecast offers a chance for teams to fine their groove. “We just can’t get into a rhythm,” Cavanaugh said. “But the long-term forecast looks like the weather is about to let us have a good stretch. We are looking at seven games in seven days.” That’s s a pattern that would provide many answers for area teams. • James Nokes is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at


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Features editor Inger Koch •

AT ANY PRICE Movie filmed in DeKalb County misses the grim resonance it seeks By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer


he flowing Iowa cornfields of “At Any Price” have nothing on the amber waves of Zac Efron’s hair. In “At Any Price,” Ramin Bahrani plants a sweeping Midwest tale of fathers and sons, fields and seed. His camera floats over cornfields listening to the rustling of the stalks, but the somewhat graceless stabs of grandeur in “At Any Price” don’t register in this uneven but respectably ambitious heartland drama. Dennis Quaid stars as Henry Whipple, an obsessively driven Iowa seed salesman, a family business he has inherited, along with constant pressure, from his overbearing father (Red West). Efron plays Henry’s rebellious, race car-driving son Dean. (In the lengthy history of James Dean odes and references, this may well be the most overt.)

‘At Any Price’


Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images and language. Running time: 101 minutes Starring: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham, Maika Monroe

Efron, a dashing screen presence making interesting choices for a heartthrob actor, attempts a classic American icon: a sweaty, sandy-haired, jean-wearing teenage trouble-maker. But the rebel role doesn’t suit Efron: He doesn’t have a lick of danger about him. In any case, this is Quaid’s movie. He’s not your father’s farmer. His thousands of acres aren’t pastoral, so much as the backdrop to the hulking modern machinery that drives his small empire, one fed by genetically modified seeds that he aggressively sells to other farmers. Early in the film, he and a reluctant

Dean try to purchase land at a funeral. “Expand or die,” is Henry’s manta. But Henry is struggling to grow. A rival seed salesman (an excellent, easy Clancy Brown) is dwarfing his business. He also finds himself under investigation for selling used seeds, the authorities tipped off mysteriously. His family life isn’t much better. He’s cheating on his wife Irene (Kim Dickens) with a younger woman (Heather Graham). His older, more loved son has abandoned him to travel in South America. Dean has no interest in the family business, though his girlfriend (Maika Monroe) begins accompanying him on visits to his customers. Checking up-to-the-minute corn prices on his phone and glad-handing his customers with awkward folksy cheer, Quaid’s Henry Whipple is part businessman, part politician and all huckster. He papers over the less noble sides of his life with forced smiles and strong-willed evasion, but his eyes give away his desperation. It’s

a strong if sometimes grating performance in need of less cliche-ridden dialogue. Only after a flash of violence occurs (an implausibly setup moment in the screenplay co-written by Bahrani and Hallie Elizabeth Newton) does Henry glimpses the price of his relentless capitalism. (And, no, the metaphors aren’t subtle.) There’s much to admire about “At Any Price,” with its seldom-seen portrait of men under financial, moral and corporate pressures. It can be applauded, too, for upending quaint notions of farm life in favor of a more realistic depiction of the modern agricultural industry. But Bahrani, in his largest scale film yet and his first effort with bigname stars, seems to be wrestling with the balance of a more sizable production. His earlier indie films, like the simple but memorable “Man Push Car” (about the life of a Pakistani food cart seller in New York), show a depth of empathy. When “At Any Price” draws to a crescendo, Dickon Hinchliffe’s mournful score heavy-handedly signals the disturbing truths behind its characters’ Midwest smiles and bright pastures. But the film hasn’t quite earned the grim resonance it seeks. The harvest, begun with obviously good intentions, has been spoiled.


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things to do this weekend go to the day’s official website, www., and if you join, you will receive 10 free trees.

take some time to learn what birds live in your area.

Pet project At the movies The new movies opening in wide release this week are “Pain & Gain,” an R movie from Michael Bay that stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg; and “The Big Wedding,” an R comedy starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried.

Sunday is National Pet Parents’ Day, a day to celebrate pet parents, i.e., owners. You pick up poop, pamper your pet and more, and this day is one to celebrate your role as a pet parent. Pet stores in your area might be having events, so check around.

More sports For the birds Saturday is National Go Birding Day, so hopefully the weather will cooperate and you and your family can get outdoors and see some of our feathered friends. People also are encouraged to put up bird feeders and birdhouses, or simply

Plant a tree Friday is Arbor Day, a day when people are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Some places give away trees for free today, so check around. Or you can

STAGE STAGE NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s “Evolution of Ballet”: 7:30 p.m. April 25 to 27, 2 p.m. April 28. Tickets: $16, adults; $13, seniors; $8, students; at www. or 815-753-1600. Walk-up tickets available an hour before curtain. Peruvian dance and music performance: 5 p.m. April 27, Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St., DeKalb. Dances by Peruvian Folk Dance Center of Chicago and music played by Guitarra, Cajon y Zampona. Free. St. Mary’s School, Sycamore’s “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!”: 7 p.m. May 2 and 3, St. Mary’s Parish Activity Center, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore. Tickets: $5, adults; $3, students in first through 12th grade; free, ages 5 and younger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket purchases. Stage Coach Players’ “The Robin Hood Capers”: 7:30 p.m. May 2 to 4 and May 9 to 11, 2 p.m. May 12, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “Shrek The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. June 13 to 15, 2 p.m. June 15 and 16, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring”: 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. Stage Coach Players’ “Com-

pany”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com.

REGIONAL PR Productions’ “The MOMologues: An Original Comedy about Motherhood”: 7 p.m. May 10 and 11, River’s Edge Theatre, 217 S. Bridge St., Yorkville. Tickets: $15 at www. or at the door. Cash bar available during performances. www.wewantpr. com. 888-395-0797. ART ART “Journeys: Near and Far” Cliff Cleland Photographic Exhibition: through April 30 at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb.

And don’t forget sports. The NBA playoffs are underway, the NHL regular season concludes this weekend, and MLB and MLS are in action. Check your newspaper or online for schedules.

“The Looking Box” photography exhibit: 6 to 9 p.m. May 4, Art Annex, 2211 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Work of 10 NIU students enrolled in ARTD 469: Problems in Photography. “MAPPING: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography”: through May 24, South Gallery, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. www. “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera”: through May 15, Northern Illinois University Anthropology Museum, Fay-Cooper Cole Hall, DeKalb. An exhibit of more than 150 rarely shown art pieces and artifacts from Southeast Asia. Information: 815-753-2520 or 815-753-1771. “OBJECTIVE / SUBJECTIVE: Mapping as Visual Language”: through May 24, North and Rotunda galleries, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for

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members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762 History/memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free. www., 815-757-5959, 815-757-0462 or 815-758-3635. COMEDY COMEDY

REGIONAL PR Productions’ Improv Comedy Night: 8 p.m. May 4, River’s Edge Theatre, 217 S. Bridge St., Yorkville. Tickets: $12 at or 630-882-0035. Tickets may be available at the door, based on availability. Information: www. Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS “Tribute to Houdini”: 3 p.m. April 28, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Premium tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children and include a magic wand with each ticket. Regular reserved seating costs $15 for adults and $10 for children. Children younger than 3 are admitted free. or 815-758-1225.

Rock Forward, Together benefit: 9 p.m. May 2, Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Benefit raises funds for NIU’s “Forward Together, Forward” Scholarship Fund. Mike & Joe will perform. Admission: $5. Pre-sale tickets: $10, includes appetizers, available on campus and online before the event. www.rockforwardtogether. Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. May 7, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. See for coming dates and look for the group on Facebook. MUSIC MUSIC “Honoring Our Past,” Bread & Roses chorus concert: 3 p.m. April 27, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Free-will donation accepted at the door. NIU School of Music’s “Broadway Dreams”: 3 p.m. April 28, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building, NIU, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Features the NIU Concert Choir, University Chorus and guest artist Melissa Dye. Free. Concert will stream live at webcasts/index.shtml. Philippine Madrigal Singers: 7 p.m. April 28, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building NIU, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Free. Aaron Carter with special guests Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, and Teddy Geiger: 7 p.m. May 3, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $35, premium reserved seats; $22, regular reserved seats. Tickets available at 815-758-1225 or Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. May 4, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building, NIU, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors 62 and older; $10, students; $5, children younger than 12. www. Glenn Miller Orchestra: 2 pm. May 4, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $27 to $32, premium reserved seats; $20 to $25, regular reserved seats. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. www. The Diamonds: 8 p.m. May 11, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets:

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

8BRIEFS Experience the music and dance of Peru Experience the music and dance traditions of Peru during a free performance at 5 p.m. Saturday at Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St. in DeKalb. The Peruvian Folk Dance Center of Chicago will perform traditional dances in concert with Peruvian music played by Guitarra, Cajon y Zampona. This community event is provided by the Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University, in conjunction with a current exhibition titled “Beyond Machu Picchu: Culture and Identity in the Andes.” The Beyond Machu Picchu exhibition at the Anthropology Museum explores the material record of cultural identity in the Andes by contrasting objects from ancient, pre-European times with objects from today and the recent past. From contemporary Peruvian pottery and jewelry to ancient ceremonial knives, gold and textiles, the objects in this exhibition were selected to demonstrate that although Andean culture has been evolving for centuries, there is a shared cultural identity that has persevered over time. Objects represent a range of highland and coastal regions as well as different materials and styles, reminding us of the blend of continuity and change visible in the contemporary world. The exhibition will be on display through June 29.

Ticket giveaway for Lincoln Highway Birthday Party In 1913, the birth of the Lincoln Highway shared a 100th anniversary with

the government in Illinois granting the right to vote for women in Illinois, for certain offices. To remember and celebrate the 1913 voting victory in Illinois and the establishment of the Lincoln Highway, there will be 13 concert tickets given away for the May 18 Switchback and MahaRah concert and Lincoln Highway Birthday Party to the first 13 lucky people who come to the DeKalb Area Women’s Center at 7 p.m. Friday. The DeKalb Area Women’s Center is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb. There is parking available one half block south on North 11th Street and a wheelchair accessible lift can be used from the alley entrance to the building. For more information about the May 18 concert and Lincoln Highway Birthday Bash, visit www.egyptiantheatre. org or

Performance demonstrates the evolution of dance Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance will present a dance concert this week that demonstrates how dance has changed over time. “Evolution of Ballet” is the final production the school’s 2012-2013 theater season and the final show in the Stevens Building before it is vacated for renovations over the next two years. The production features five different dance pieces: “La Esmeralda,” a classic pointe ballet piece restaged by Brian Carey Chung; two modern pieces choreographed by Morgan

Fogarty and guest choreographer Autumn Eckman; “Frida,” choreographed by Paula Frasz, which uses masks and aerial work to showcase the life of famous artist Frida Kahlo; and a French-style ballet choreographed by Judy Chitwood. “’Evolution of Dance’ is intended to show the audience how dance has evolved from classic pointe ballet to modern dance, with its intricate floor work and grounded movements,” dancer Katie Hochleutner said in a news release. Senior dance major Mary Bajek said there is a great variety of technique in the different dances, but ballet ties everything together. “Evolution of Ballet” curtain times are 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students. They can be purchased at, at the box office from noon until 5 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 815-753-1600. Walk-up tickets are available an hour before curtain.

NIU photography class to hold student exhibition Classmates from the Northern Illinois University School of Art are collaborating to present a one-night exhibition of their photographic work from 6 to 9 p.m. May 4 at the Art Annex, 2211 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, behind the former Small’s Furniture City. This event, titled “The Looking Box,” encompasses the work of 10 contemporary photographers enrolled in ARTD 469: Problems in Photography, an upper level independent study course at NIU taught by Kimberly Turner.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Adam Sexton, Ben Walton, Bri Short, Cory Boston, Danielle Buss, Dorian Burks, Emily Skinner, Jacki Eggert, Jenna Wecker and Tess Cochrane. Throughout the semester, each student has developed a body of work based on a concept of their choosing. Alongside building a portfolio, they have been expanding their professional practice skills. This exhibition was completely organized and promoted by the students themselves. Ranging from video to traditional black and white prints, the exhibition is composed of a variety of styles and digital techniques. Refreshments will be served.

Philippine Madrigal Singers perform Sunday The Philippine Madrigal Singers, an internationally acclaimed choir, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. Their performance is co-sponsored by the NIU Asian American Center and Kishwaukee College. The performance is free and open to the public. Founded in 1963 at the University of the Philippines, the Philippine Madrigal Singers (commonly known as “MADZ”) is composed of students, faculty and alumni from the university. Their performance is distinctive with the performers seated in a semi-circle with no conductor. Their repertoire includes selections from classic arrangements to contemporary music, for example the medieval prayer “Anima Christi” to music from Disney’s “The Lion King.” The group is on a performance tour

of the United States, celebrating their 50th year of bringing the world together through their remarkable talent. For more information on the performance, call Michelle Bringas, NIU Asian American Center, at 815-7521167 or Evelina Jose Cichy, Kishwaukee College, at 815-825-2086, ext. 3790. For more information on MADZ, visit www.philippinemadrigalsingers. com.

Rock Forward, Together fundraiser is May 2 Northern Illinois University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter will host its annual benefit concert “Rock Forward, Together” at 9 p.m. May 2 at Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. The benefit raises funds for NIU’s “Forward Together, Forward” Scholarship Fund. The goal is to raise $1,000 for the scholarship fund in memory of the students who lost their lives in the Feb. 14, 2008, campus shooting. Rock Forward, Together unites the NIU campus and its surrounding community through music, which will be provided by the cover band Mike & Joe. Admission is $5 and the event is open to the public. Pre-sale tickets cost $10 and include Fatty’s appetizers. Pre-sale tickets will be available on campus and online the week before the event. The event also will feature a raffle with prizes including Cubs and White Sox tickets. Winners will be drawn at midnight. Participants must be present to win. For more information or to donate, visit www.rockforwardtogether.


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Escape artist, magician puts on a show Sunday By CURTIS CLEGG DeKALB – Mario Manzini, the “Guinness World Champion Escapologist,” will appear at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb with his “Tribute to Houdini” show at 3 p.m. Sunday. “I’m really excited to work in the Egyptian because it’s an old vaudeville theater,” said Manzini. “They just don’t make theaters like that anymore.”

Manzini, who has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show” and on HBO will bring his Harry Houdini-style escapes and other talents to the Egyptian in an interactive, family-friendly 90-minute show he tailored specifically for the Egyptian audience. “My main thing is the Houdini-style escapes, but they wanted me to add some comedy magic that will involve some members of the audience,” said Manzini, who noted that

“there are only a handful of real escape artists in the business.” As part of Manzini’s show, he will invite audience members to join him on stage and help with a number of escape tricks, including strapping him into a straitjacket, tying him to a chair with 100 feet of rope, locking him into 15 or more pairs of assorted police hand and leg cuffs, locking him in chains, locking him inside a U.S. Postal Service mail bag and tying him inside a sack.

“The audience can check out the ropes and handcuffs that he is using, which legitimizes the tricks and escapes and illusions that he does,” said Heather Carr, membership and marketing director for the Egyptian Theatre. The featured act will be Houdini’s water-filled giant steel milk can escape attempt. Manzini will be submerged inside the milk can with the lid locked on. He must escape within 2 minutes, or he could drown inside the can.

Tickets for the show cost $20 for adults and $15 for children, ages 3 to 12 for premium reserved seats. Each premium seat includes a free magic wand. Regular reserved seats cost $15 for adults and $10 for children; children younger than 3 get in free. Tickets are available at www., by calling 815758-1225 or by visiting the Egyptian Theatre box office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The theater is located at 135 N. Second St., DeKalb.

Bread & Roses present spring benefit concert Bread & Roses women’s chorus, directed by Peggy Safford, will present “Honoring Our Past,” a special spring music concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. The concert will benefit the Northwest Illinois chapter of Girls on the Run in DeKalb, a nonprofit program that inspires and encourages girls in third through eighth grade to “learn, dream, live, run.” The spring concert celebrates the season, and honors the past, featuring an exciting selection of music, honoring the women who have inspired Bread & Roses members, as well as acknowledging their place in history and the world. The selections include gospel and traditional American music, contemporary selections from female composers, original songs written by

Stage star returns to Northern The Northern Illinois University School of Music will present the spring concert “Broadway Dreams,” featuring the NIU Concert Choir, the University Chorus and guest artist Melissa Dye at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature a variety of Broadway show stoppers from “Rent,” “Les Miserables,” “West Side Story,” “Company,” “Show Boat” and more. Dye is a DeKalb native and an alumna of the School of Music, where she received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance in 1988. Dye’s Broadway credits include Rapunzel in the Tony Award-winning revival of “Into the Woods” starring Vanessa Williams; Sandy in the first revival of “Grease,” and the Mirror Bride and Christine’s understudy in “The Phantom of the Opera.” Beyond Broadway, Dye has performed as the fulltime Christine in the Toronto production of “Phantom” and was chosen as the Christine alternate for the Canadian National Tour of the production. Dye also has performed in many productions in the Chicago area, and her voice has been heard on vocal recordings including the revival cast recording of “Into the Woods.” Dye’s TV credits include “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “ER,” “Grounded for Life” and more. Dye will host a master-class for students of the School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance on Saturday. She will offer advice and answer questions about real-life Broadway and performing experiences she has had, and during the afternoon, she will hold mock auditions for students who would like to audition in a “real-life Broadway” setting.

chorus members and a special solo performance of “Homeward Bound” by director Peggy Safford. The 20-voice chorus will perform mostly a capella, and will be joined in several songs by guest instrumental performers. The selections include “Bread and Roses,” the song from which the group derives its name and “Standing Before Us,” which honors women leaders, family members and others both past and present who have made their mark on the world. A highlight will be a visual display of these female heroes and mentors. All are welcome. A freewill donation will be accepted at the door ($10 to $15 is suggested). For information about the chorus, visit For information about Girls on the Run, visit

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Students at St. Mary’s School, Sycamore, will perform “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!” at 7 p.m. May 2 and 3. Pictured in the front row are Danny Earl, Kaitlin Jacobson and Connor Smith. In the middle row are Kayla Puentes, Jackie Fiedler, Brooke Atten, Salome Bubolz and Emilio Arroyo. In the back row are Samantha Salapatek, David Ruetten, Elise Conrad, Brianna Jacobson, Alison Coovert and Amber Pigott.

Students perform ‘Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!’ The middle school students of St. Mary’s School, Sycamore, will retell the story of Jack and the bean stalk, in a performance of “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!” The show, directed by Alice Fisher, will be performed at 7 p.m. May 2 and 3 in the St. Mary’s Parish Activity Center, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore. Two village women (Katie Banasiak and Kaitlin Jacobson) take pride in

telling Jack’s mother (Elise Conrad) that they are to be evicted by High Sheriff DumDum (Danny Earl). The Troll (Samantha Salapatek) takes great delight in demanding payment for her boss, the giant (Alison Coovert). The chicken (Robby McCarthy) doesn’t want to be part of the giant’s dinner and runs away, with the troll hot on his tail. Princess Tulip (Olivia Schramm)

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is doing everything she can to free her mother, Good Queen Violet (Libby Swedberg) from the clutches and dinner plate of the giant. Will she be alone in her attempts or will Jack, Emilio Arroyo, come to her rescue? Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket purchases. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for students in first through 12th grade and are free for ages 5 and younger.



See the Amazing Manzini


• Escape from a Prison Strait-Jacket in full view of the audience. • Escape from many pairs of Police Handcuffs, Leg Shackles and Locked Chains while locked inside a Canvas Sack. • Escape from a 100 foot rope tied to a chair.

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Manzini duplicating Houdini’s Great Escape from a Water-filled, Locked Giant Steel Milk Can. Death defying Escape!

Plus other unbelievable Feats That will leave you Spellbound!

Bonus Performance by Victoria Roze & Her Electric Violin . . Egyptian heatre o of ce on uesdays from - pm or hursday from 11 am - pm.




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Stranger’s encouraging words inspire woman Dear Abby: I was moved by the letter from “Losing Slowly in Ohio” (Jan. 14), who is 50 pounds overweight and walks every day with her friend to lose weight. She said that almost daily people made fun of them. My heart goes out to her. I was in her shoes once. With diet and exercise I lost more than 60 pounds, and I’ve kept it off. But I was never ridiculed as she was. On the contrary, one day after I had just begun a daily 1-mile jog and was struggling to keep going, I passed by a man who cheerfully called out to me to “keep at it, and one day you’ll be a 10!” Abby, I can’t tell you what that meant to me. I thought about his encouragement whenever I felt hopeless

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips and was thinking of giving up. The memory of his kind words inspired me to go on. Thirty years later, I still think about his encouragement with amazement and gratitude. We all have a choice: We can be kind to each other and offer friends and strangers alike support for the challenges we all face, or we can make ourselves feel superior by being cruel and demeaning. In the end, our choice shapes our character and we receive what we give, so we must choose wisely. I’m sorry that “Losing”

has met with only ignorant jerks so far. I would be honored to pay it forward and tell her how incredibly brave she is, and to encourage her to stick with it. Because she has the courage to keep exercising in the face of constant humiliation, I know without a doubt that she will reach her goals. – Wendy in Colorado Dear Wendy: Thank you for your upbeat response. Many other readers were quick to “weigh in” with letters of support for “Losing Slowly”: Dear Abby: I, too, have a weight problem, which I am working to resolve. But I can tell you from experience that the worst kind of discrimination is directed against people with weight problems. I have been insulted in the workplace, in restaurants and

doctor’s offices. I have not been hired for jobs because I am perceived as fat and lazy. I am NOT lazy! I keep a clean house, work hard at my job as a secretary every day, and I am a good wife and parent. We may ignore it and pretend that it doesn’t hurt us or matter, but I can tell you it IS painful, demeaning, and it doesn’t go away. I have been in meetings or at social functions and have had to excuse myself to have a good cry. – Still Suffering in Kentucky Dear Abby: Please let “Losing Slowly” know she has another option to continue her new, healthy lifestyle in a safe environment. I have worked in malls for years, and they have all had a mall walkers’ club. The mall allows people

in to walk, including many seniors, before it opens in the morning. There she will have access to a place where everyone is on the same page. The walkers are safe from traffic, the climate, and morons who have the manners of a junkyard dog. The regulars there can tell her how many miles they can cover. It’s a great society of people who support and root for each other. – Never Giving Up in Southern California Dear Abby: I would suggest the two ladies create T-shirts that read “At Least We’re Trying!” and watch the jeers turn into cheers. – Carol in Wisconsin

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Women still need a pap test, just not as often Dear Dr. K: I’m a woman in my 30s, and I’ve never had an abnormal Pap test. Do I still need one every year? Dear Reader: The answer used to be yes. This helped ensure that you had regular Pap tests to screen for cervical cancer. But new guidelines recommend less frequent Pap tests for younger women, and no Pap tests for many older women. The new guidelines, issued in 2012, revised the recommendations for cervical cancer screening. They suggest that women ages 21 to 65 have a Pap test every three years or, for women ages 30 to 65 who want to lengthen the screening interval, have a combination Pap test and

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff human papillomavirus (HPV) test only once every five years. (Most cervical cancers are caused by specific types of HPV, a sexually transmitted virus.) In addition, most women ages 65 and older and women who have had a hysterectomy (and no longer have a cervix) do not need to have Pap tests. The exceptions are women with a history of precancerous cells, cervical cancer or abnormal Pap/ HPV tests. The new recommendations

stem from a better understanding of how cervical cancer develops. It doesn’t develop very rapidly. Rather, there are clear precancerous stages that take years to progress. What’s the downside of an annual Pap test? For young women in particular, frequent Pap tests can lead to false positive results (the test result suggests a possible cancer, but there really is no cancer). That false positive result can lead to unnecessary worry and anxiety. It also can lead to further, and invasive, diagnostic tests such as a colposcopy and biopsy of the cervix. These invasive diagnostic tests, in turn, can cause vaginal bleed-

ing, infections and pain. And, less often, the Pap test and HPV test can produce false negative results (the test result is normal, but there really is a cancer). For cervical cancer and many other cancers, our screening tests are not perfect. With a perfect test, every time it came back abnormal there would really be a cancer – and that would justify additional invasive diagnostic tests. And with a perfect test, every time it came back normal you could know for sure that you were free of that cancer. If there were a perfect test, of course you would want to have it periodically. But if the test were imperfect, and could

cause you complications, you’d want to have it when it was more likely to benefit you than to harm you. So recommendations as to how often a woman should have a Pap test are based on what studies show are the risks of a false positive or false negative result, and how likely cervical cancer is in the person having the test. For example, cervical cancer is less common in young women than in women in their late 50s. The bottom line: You still need the Pap (and the HPV) test, but not as often as you did in the past.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Reader apires to write her own teen column Dr. Wallace: When you were a high school student, were you susceptible to peer pressure and, if so, what kind of pressure was it? How were your grades? Did you enjoy your teen years? What else can you tell me about your youth? I’m the editor of our school newspaper, and I’d like to do a column on you because I’d like to write a teen column when I graduate from college. – Katie, Chicago, Ill. Katie: Peer pressure was around when I was a student at Emerson High School in Gary, Ind., but not in quite so dangerous a form as we have today. My peers were mostly athletes, and the biggest pressure I felt was to earn a var-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace sity letter – a big, gray-block “E” – put it on a gold sweater and wear it to school at least a dozen times a month. I confess that, because of that pressure, my grades were not as good as they could have been. Peer pressure caused me to spend more time working out for track and cross-country than studying. I didn’t plan on attending college, so B’s were good enough. But I was capable of doing better. Alcohol (beer) and cigarettes were part of the high

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TODAY – In the year ahead, you could somewhat reluctantly enter into a partnership arrangement. However, even though in your eyes it won’t be ideal, it could end up producing numerous and unexpected benefits. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Strive to be cooperative when you find yourself dealing with a group of friends. If you’re self-serving, others will follow suit and no one will benefit. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You have the ability to achieve some important objectives, as long as you don’t spread yourself too thin. Trying to juggle several projects may not be the best idea. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – When talking with friends about something political, you should be extra careful. If you find that you’re endorsing a position that differs from theirs, walk away fast. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Getting along with people from all walks of life is one of your better assets. Be careful, however, because this wonderful ability might not apply when dealing with authority figures. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Methods that work well for you might not do so for others. Don’t try to force your way of doing things on an unbeliever. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – There is nothing wrong with your earning potential, but you might not be too adept at keeping what you make. Don’t allow what you worked so hard for to slip through your fingers. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Although taking charge comes naturally to you, don’t ruffle the feathers of those who want to express themselves differently. There’s room for every sort of viewpoint. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Friends will help you to a limited degree, but don’t ask them to take care of things that you should be handling yourself. You wouldn’t like the answers you got. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You won’t be disappointed if you build your hopes on a realistic basis. The opposite will be true, however, if your expectations are predicated upon receiving a free ride. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Certain conditions that have an influence on your finances and/or career could become quite complex. Handle your affairs with extreme care and delicate attention to detail. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Provided no one challenges you, you will be a most delightful companion. Those who dare to do so, however, could see a totally different side of your personality. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Walk away from any kind of joint venture the moment you see that not everyone has anted up equally, especially if you’re one of those asked to pony up the most.

school scene back then, but I never felt pressure to go in that direction. Violence and criminal behavior, drug abuse and gang activity were so rare among teens then that they were, for all practical purposes, nonexistent. Six months after receiving my high school diploma, I found myself in the Navy shipping off to Korean waters because the United States was engaged in a war to keep Korea a free nation. At war’s end, I returned and used the GI Bill to attend Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. I thoroughly enjoyed my teen years, and the friends I made in high school remain my friends today! Dr. Wallace: I caught my


boyfriend out with another girl. He called and said he was sick and broke a date with me, so I went to a movie with my older sister. Guess who we saw? My boyfriend and another girl! He didn’t see me, so I didn’t challenge him because I was with my sister, and she doesn’t like him anyway. The next day, “slick” Willie and I had a talk. He apologized and said he smoked marijuana for the first time with his buddy and his sister, and the girl he was out with was the sister. He said he never would have taken her out if he hadn’t smoked marijuana because he didn’t know what he was doing. He promised never to

smoke marijuana again. I want to believe him. Should I? – P.J., North Aurora, Ill. P.J.: That’s one of the most pathetic excuses I’ve heard in a long time. Smoking marijuana is illegal and unhealthy and can be blamed for a lot of stupid things, but not this. Your boyfriend went out with his buddy’s sister because he wanted to, not because his mind was temporarily altered by pot. So, not only does he break his word to you and lie about it, but he also refuses to take responsibility for his actions. You may want to believe him, but you won’t, will you?

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

It can be right to raise with three Jascha Heifetz, a great violinist who was born in Russia but moved to the United States at 16, said, “If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.” Bridge players do not need to practice that often – but it would be beneficial if they did. Look at the North hand. He deals and opens one diamond, and South responds one spade. What should North rebid? North has three possible choices, but all have drawbacks: one no-trump (with a singleton), two clubs (aims at minors) and two spades (only three trumps). Best is two spades, which limits the hand and looks for a major-suit fit. We love majors and dislike minors. (I will say more on this tomorrow.) South should then jump to three no-trump. If North has four spades, he will correct to four spades. Here, though, he passes. After West leads the heart six, South sees a disappointing four top tricks: one spade, two hearts and one club. Four more are available in diamonds, and another winner can come from clubs. However, declarer must be careful to take the club finesse at trick two. Although the finesse loses, West cannot safely lead another heart, and the contract comes home. Note that if a diamond is led at trick two, the contract dies. East wins with his ace and leads a heart through the ace-jack. When West gets in with his club king (or East with his spade king), the defenders cash enough hearts to defeat the contract. Yes, playing ace and another club works here, but not if East has the king.


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

Thursday, April 25, /2013 • Page C5 Northwest herald

Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr

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DeKalb County


Family Chiropractic

From left: Dr. Zac Sheedy, D.C., Elizabeth Walsh: Office Manager/Nutritionist, Abigail Stefenel: Care Manager, Maddie Hiltz: Massage Therapist, Dr. Morgan Sheedy, D.C.

60-minute therapeutic massage for $25 ($60 value) 30-minute therapeutic massage for ($35 value)


Check website for restrictions. Hurry, this Big Deal ends Sunday at 7 am!

Sheedy Family Chiropractic is an office unlike any other in the area. Our all-encompassing approach combines the Chiropractic adjustment with structural rehabilitation, physiotherapy, strengthening exercises, massage, as well as diet and nutritional counseling. Since 1957, the first Sheedy Family Chiropractic began providing individuals and families throughout DeKalb County compassionate and careful chiropractic services. Over the years, the practice has changed but one thing has remained — the desire to bring back good health to our patients. Today, the practice consists of Dr. Zac Sheedy, and his wife, Dr. Morgan Sheedy. Together, our unique approach to healthcare is transforming our practice from a simple chiropractic office to a comprehensive healthcare provider.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 “Gizmo’s ready” Photo by: Deana

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3 BAGS LOST AT GENEVA COMMONS On 4/21/13, 3 bags left in parking lot at Geneva Commons right outside of DSW / Homegoods area. One big H&M bag with other bags inside as well as personal items. REWARD. Please contact Tyler at 540-735-5664 or return to Homegoods at Geneva Commons. Thank you!

Factory Production Workers (2) - Entry level to work in an employee owned paint manufacturing company located in Sugar Grove, IL. We offer vacation, holidays, and insurance. These positions are for first shift. Successful applicants must pass a drug screening test and physical, able to communicate in English, written and verbal, and pass a math test. Email resume:

Chihuahua lost Tuesday, April 16th at Lincoln School in DeKalb. Male. Name: Peddy. No collar. Dark brown. Wearing a turquoise sweater. 815-751-6229


Fox Creek Subdivision Thu 4/25 - Sat 4/27 8am-5pm

745 Watson Dr.

New and Gently Used: Furniture, Bikes, Baby Items, Sporting Goods, Children's Clothes & Shoes, Adult Clothes & Shoes, Antiques, Jewelry, Music, Games, Toys, Books, Holiday Decorations, Housewares & More!

Grandfather Clock, Table, Chairs, Hutch, Exercise Bike, Stephen King Books, Collectibles & Much More.

DEKALB South Knolls

685 Persimmon Street

HOUSEKEEPING AIDE DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has a full time position available in our Housekeeping Department. Experience preferred. Starting wage is $8.25 per hour. No phone calls please. Must be dependable Excellent benefits Every other weekend Uniform allowance Attendance incentive Apply at:

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115 EOE NESTLE DRIVERS WANTED Nestle Transportation is looking for professional Class A CDL drivers with 2 years tractor-trailer experience in our DeKalb, IL location. Nestle offers a sign on bonus and competitive wages plus a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, company pension, safety bonus, and frequent home time. Contact Renee at 815-754-2607 or apply at

DIETARY AIDE DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has a part time position available in our Dietary Department on the Day Shift (6:15am 2:30pm). Must be 16 years of age or older to apply. Some weekends & holidays are required. Starting wage is $8.25 per hour. Apply at:

DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115



Limousine driver needed for DeKalb/Sycamore area, mature with excellent drivers record. Commissioned position, hours vary. Call 815-756-8734 or email

MEDICAL Full time Receptionist, Contact Lens Technician & Medical Biller needed in a busy Optometric Practice in DeKalb. Must be dependable, pleasant & enjoy working with the public. Computer skills & multi-tasking is a must. Saturday mornings required. No evenings. Please email resume & references to:

WORK FROM HOME GSGS International will be conducting a HOME BASED INCOME WORKSHOP in DeKalb, IL. April 28th - 3pm & April 29th - Noon & 6:30pm Call to reserve your seat: 520-282-0048

General House Cleaning 3 Hours - $50, 4 - Hours $65 Ref 815-981-1926 Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

Sat. 4/27 10am-4pm



EVERYTHING MUST GO! Moving Sale! Many items such as DVDs, coats, CDs, patches, computer equipment, jewelry.... everything must go. Many items negotiable.

1220 Stafford St. Sets of Dishes, Clothes, Furniture and more!


Simblissity Estate Sale April 26-27 9-4pm


Motorcycle, canoe, housewares, children's bikes and toys, golf clubs, tools and garden equip., fine art, furniture

Garage Sales SAT, APR 27 8AM - 3PM


Food & Maps Available

Fri & Sat, April 26 & 27 9am-4pm Walking Spinning Wheel, early American maple hutch, Cherry bedroom set, marble top table, loveseat/walnut, McCoy pottery, yellow ware bowls, quilt rack, framed Will Moses prints, primitive woodenware, 12 setting Czech China, oak goat cart, new gift items, picnic set, tools, Sleepy Eye, Cuisinart coffee maker, camping & sporting goods, and so much more. CASH ONLY

Dozens of Sales & Bargains!


3373 Hillcrest Saturday 4/27 8-3 Furniture, decor, household

GENEVA 607 Center St. Fri & Sat 8am-5pm

#'s at 8:30 721 CROATION CT. Off Hwy 23 & Coltonville Rd. Friendly Village dishes, DR table and chairs, china cabinet, maple kitchen table, hutch, bookcases, teacart, sofas, chairs, BR set, poker table, roll-top desk, end tables, mosiac table, American Fostoria, metal patio bench, school desk, refrigerator, garage items & MORE!

Pictures on

Conducted by Triple S 630-707-7189 630-327-1427

ANNUAL TOWN of CORTLAND GARAGE SALES/ CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW MAY 3 & 4 Most sales 8-5, Maps avail on Facebook link 5/2 7pm or Fri 6:30am at map stations. Follow yellow map signs on Somonauk. Enjoy coffee/donuts at map stations. Kids games/prizes. Food available throughout town. Details and items added daily! Don't miss a single sale & make offers! We already have lots tools, furniture & sets, tools, kitchenware, home décor, electronics, antiques, collectibles, sm/lrg appl, exer equp, computer supplies everything for a child, in-home business sales, clothing - all sizes, sports gear, craft & teacher supplies, books, 14 crafters & vendors, LOTS OF MISC. Papers & online listing will have more details to come. Questions or to have a sale, call Donna 815-756-4851 or 815-761-7054

Batavia Neighborhood 10 Garage sales! 4/26 and 4/27 9am-3pm. Rain or shine!

Prairie to Hart to Wind Energy Pass & Raddant. Don't See What You're Looking For Today? Check Back Tomorrow! Never The Same Paper Twice! Daily Chronicle 877-264-2527

548 & 554 JACKSON CT. MANY household items, tools, horse collectibles, horse pack. No clothes or baby items but MANY, MANY MISC ITEMS!!

GIANT MOVING SALE Everything must go, kids toys and clothes, furniture, tools, etc.


Formal Dress. Red. Hand Beaded & sequined. Floor length. Size 2. $130. Cheryl 815-895-0222 Mens Boys Nike Reax Running Shoes Gym Workout Everyday Shoes Size 8, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 Mens Boys Sneaux Black Sneakers Everyday Shoes, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Prom Dress. Floor length burgundy, velvet top, chiffon skirt. Size 2-3. $75. Cheryl: 815-895-0222


SOMONAUK SUBDIVISION GARAGE SALES Multifamily Garage Sales at Classon Estates in Somonauk. 4670th Rd. just off Hoxsey Rd. Thurs., Fri., & Sat., April 25, 26 & 27th. Open 8a until 4p. Clothes, household goods, patio furniture, new Amana refrigerator, and many antiques.



PRINTER - Canon IP 1800 Series Black Printer With Working Ink Cartridges Installed, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Electric, 30”, ceramic cooktop. Self cleaning oven, black with disk trim, $200. 815-748-4198

Loveseats (2) Olive Green

Early Buying Apr 25, 4-7p 25151 N 1st St

Sycamore, IL Join us in the Country for an Eclectic Mix of Wares

Cash or Check Only


1345 WILLIAM ST. Ridgeway grandfather clock, armoire, highboy, Little Tykes, dolls, collector plates, car collectibles, vintage & antique glassware, 60's & 70's LP's, rarely used Kirby system, tools, men's items, clothing for all, pictures, household, holiday, toys galore, electronics, books, cameras


Waterman All Town Garage Sales Thursday, April 25, 4-7 Friday, April 26, 8-5 Saturday, April 27, 8-3 Waterman is located on Rt 30, 13 miles south of DeKalb. Sponsored by Waterman Business Association.

Spring Premier Catalog Auction Early Americana, Primitives, Antiques, Military, Firearms, Beer Neon's, & Artwork

409 East Stevenson Rd, Ottawa SATURDAY, APRIL 27 9:30 AM Large Amazing Auction Highlights include-36 Star Flag, Limoges Fish Set, Brass Sleigh Bells, Brass Kettles, Early Cast Iron, 11 Drawer Spice Cabinet, Quilts, Shaker Box, Pierced Tin Lantern, Butter Molds, 19th Century Red Paint Blanket Chest, Flour Bin, Cherry Corner Cabinet, Plantation Desk, Carpenters Chest, 2 Circa 1840's Stepback Cabinets, Candy/Apothecary Jars, Cast Iron Geneva Il Kettle, Aladdin Floor Lamp, Aladdin Kerosene Lamps, B & H Banquet Lamp, The Angle Hanging Lamp, Victorian Handing Lamps, B & H Candle Sconces, Finger Lamps, Civil War Letters & Soldier Portrait (triple armed), Powder Horn, Vintage Model T Shiners Car, Straight Razors, Fountain Pens, Western Stoneware Set 2-20, Roseville, Waterford, Large amount of Sterling Silver, Antique Phones & Clocks, Vintage Radios, Listed Artist ArtworkDerk Smit, A.C. Bradley, W.H. Eppens, F.X. Wolfle, Kent Wallis and others, Signed Frederic Remington Print, Howard Christy Chandler WW1 Poster, 25+ Beer Neons, Large Amount of Beer Advertising, Over 35 Firearms-Smith & Wesson 32 Double Action 4th Model in Box, Colt Patent Open Top Pocket Revolver, 6ft Punt Gun, Smith & Wesson .38 Special, US Springfield Model 1873, Browning's-Superposed Lighting 20 GA, Citori 12GA Sporting Clays, SxS B-SIS 12 GA & 20 GA, Auto-5 20GA & Magnum Twelve, 1964 Sweet Sixteen, 12 GA BPS, Winchester's-Model 94 30-30, Model 131, Model 1890 .22, Model 09 .22, Model 9410 NIB, Model 42, Remington Model 11, Ruger Model 11 .22 Carbine, Japanese Hanyang 88, Japanese SKS, Mossberg Model 500 & 42m(b), and others, 100 Boxes of Ammo, WW1 Soldier Bring Backs, 2 Iron Crosses, Cigarette Case, Boot Knife, and more, Civil War Colt's Patent Bullet Mold, WW2 Nazi Gun Cleaning Kit, WW2 Bomber Jacket M-442a by, Duck Decoys, Duck Calls, Pocket Knives, Japanese Katana Knife, Vintage Glass Eye Fishing Lures, and more. This is only a partial listing. Visit our website for more information and link to over 500 photos. Sellers: Glenn & Rose Sunderland Washington IL, Bowermaster's Ottawa IL, Frank Markiewicz Ottawa IL, and other local Estates. Terms: Cash, Check, Credit Card (add 5%) 10% Buyers Premium All Local, State, & Federal Firearms Laws Apply Must have FOID to purchase any Firearms or Ammunition $20 Transfer fee on all Firearms Purchases Transfer will be handled by J & J Guns Seneca IL Onsite Lunch provided by Grumpee's Weenie Wagon Online Bidding Available Visit for online bidding information Need an Auction? Contact us at 815-970-7077 to find out how we can maximize your collection or estate. 500+ photos at ID#23761 Matthew Bullock IL Lic # 441.001731 James Dresen IL Lic #441.001808

Curio Cabinet

RADIO / PHONO CONSOLE Vintage 40's, great condition $295. 630-406-6783 SECRETARY DESK - Beautiful antique mahogany secretary desk. Good condition! Asking $175. Call Sweet Blessings at 815-562-6165.

Vintage/Antique Open Air Market

SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled With Back Support and Carrying/Pulling Rope, Like New, $20. 815-739-1953, DeKalb. STROLLER - Big Bird Baby Child Stroller With Adjustable Canopy Sun Shade With Seat Belt & Underneath Storage, Fully Collapsible, $25, 815-739-1953, DeKalb.

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: helpwanted@ Fax: 815-477-8898

LAWN MOWER - 21" Toro self propelled rear bagger or mulcher. Good working condition. $100. 815-757-7867

Conduit Bender 1/2”, $20. Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Revlon Perfect Reflections Ultrasetter (New) With Stand Up Design With Built In Makeup Mirror & Clip Storage, Includes 20 Rollers With 2 Minute Heat Up In 3 Sizes & 3 Textures, Small Flocked-3/4", Medium Ribbed 1" and Super Jumbo Metal Rollers 2", $20, Sycamore 815-895-5373

DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190. Sycamore. 815-895-5373

New, white, adult size, washable, 60 pairs, $20. 815-991-5149

68” long/38” wide exc condition, will separate, $200/ea/obo. 847-895-6427 OFFICE DESK CHAIR on Wheels With Arm Rests, Dark Green & Grey In Color, $15, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953 WOOD STAND (Not Particle Board) With One Shelf Across Top And One Across Bottom, great for any room, $12, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.

BASKET - 2-Tiered Standing Rectangular Standing Basket With Metal Decoration, $12, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BOWLS - New Set Of 3 Apple Design Ceramic Bowls (1-large, 1medium, 1-small) & Ceramic Apple Design Pitcher, $20, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. FONDUE SET - 8 Piece Fondue Set, $6, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 FONDUE SET - Chocolate 12 Piece Small Fondue Set, $5, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. FONDUE SET - New Chocolate and Cheese Fondue Set In Box, $15, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. SMOOTHIE MAKER - New Electric Smoothie Maker With Dispenser New In Box, $15, Sycamore, 815895-5373. WINE ENTERTAINMENT SET - Napa 7 Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12oz. Goblets, 9" Cheese Dome 2-pc. Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

MIRROR - Jewel Case Lighted 3Drawer Mirror With 1X and 5X Magnification Mirror, New, $15. Great for an anytime gift! 815-895-5373. Sycamore

COLLECTABLE AUCTION Auction to be held on site at 35047 Kingston Road, Genoa, IL 60135. From Rockford, IL take 20 West to Genoa Rd, South to Kingston Rd, veer Right on Kingston Rd to Sale Site. From DeKalb, IL go North on Annie Glidden Rd to Cherry Valley rd, East 1/2 mile to Kingston Rd, North to sale site. (Watch for Auction Signs)

SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2013 Cliffs Comfort Station STARTING AT 9:00 AM Doughnuts GO2WEGENERAUCTIONS.COM OR for info and photos Listing # 1732821

Auctioneers Note: LARGE COLLECTION OF COLLECTABLE ITEMS TO INCLUDE approx. 75 Hummel figurines, plates, bells, Goebel items. Collectable plates include Gone With The Wind, B & G, Redlin, Norman Rockwell Wildlife, Mother’s Day & others. Byers choice figurines, beer steins, Goebel ornaments, 40 Harbour lights & light houses, Benie Babies, lg. Snowman collection, Rockwell Main Street buildings by Rhodes Studio, Dept. 56 Snow Village houses, MOST NEW IN BOX! Several Tom Clark figurines, trolls, Gnomes, elves, etc. Expect Surprises, too many items to go through!

Hummel’s - Collectable Items - Glassware - Furniture - Antiques Grandfather Clock, Cherry cabinet (Howard & Miller); Curio Corner cabinet, touch light; 2 - 7 Shelf Curio cabinets, lighted; Lazy Boy recliners; Duncan Phife drop table w/5 chairs; Modern Oak roll top desk, Amish; Oak filing cabinet; Oak 2 pc cabinet w/pullout, Amish; Cherry desk, carved pulls, drop front; Kimball , upright piano, very nice; 4 pc Cherry B/R set inclu night stand, Amour, Queen bed & dresser, Pennsylvania house; 3 pc B/R set full size, highboy & dresser; Bedroom chair; Assorted living room tables; 5 pc Oak bedroom set, Lexington, Queen size, 2 side tables, highboy & gentleman’s chest; 4 pc Handcrafted entertainment center; Chest of drawers & dressers; Sq Kitchen table w/4 bentwood chairs; Westinghouse Roaster on stand; Kenmore refrigerator, like new; Hot pnt Freezer, upright; Framed pictures; Knick knack shelves; Table & floor lamps; Mantel clock; Marble bone dresser lamps; Fern stand, Quilt rack, Plant stand; Games; Large set of Limoges Haviland China with serving pieces; Limoges Haviland Chocolate set with cups; Royal Albert; Lefton; Danbury China set for 12 with serving pieces; Press glass; Sunday Dishes; Hand Painted dishes, bowels, small pitchers, creamers; Oxford China; Occupied Japan figurine; Chicken figurine; Spode dishes; Avon; Creamers; Flatware; Stoneware; Pots & Pans; Everyday Dishes; Heaters & Fans; Blankets & Bedding; “DeKalb Ag” Egg Scale; White wicker rocker; Norwood & Schwinn Bikes; Duck Brand, Tractor umbrella; Other Items Too Numerous To Mention.**GUN - Browning 22 lever action rifle**

Farm Related Items - Tools Delta band saw on stand; Delta belt sander with stand; 16” Delta scroll saw with stand; 12” Craftsman table saw; Yard Machine, 4.5 HP riding lawn tractor with rear bagger; Push mowers; Gas Shendowa weed eater; Coleman upright air compressor; Edger; Toro 20” Snow blower; Walk behind cultivator; Horse drawn potato planter; Buck board set; Horse collars; 2 Man saws; Several brass tag milk cans; Platform scale; Nail kegs; Wood flare box; Pickett fence; Several steel fence posts; Barn wood; Large sharpening stone on cradle; Porch swing; Oliver pull type picker; 2 R. Planter; Chain hoist


Joe Wegener - Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000375 Phone : 815-766-0756 Email: WWW.AuctionZip.COM Chris Wegener - Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000267 Phone : 815-451-2820 WWW.GO2WEGENERAUCTIONS.COM

See website for personal property terms and conditions.

Work Gloves


Craftsman, 10” on 4' steel leg table, $50. 815-827-3692 SAWS - 12" Craftsman table saw 220volts. $200 1/4 radial arm saw craftsman $100. 815-501-5953 TABLE SAW - 10" Craftsman Heavy Duty Table Saw On Wheels & Large Deck, $195. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 WET DRY VAC - 16 Gallon Craftsman Wet Dry Vac With Attachments, $45. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack $160. Sycamore, 815-895-5373

Wood and glass, 80”Tx28”Wx131/2”D, 4 glass shelves. Dark cherry wood, $300/obo. 815-895-6427

Apr 26 & 27, 9-5

FRI 8:30-5:30 SAT 8:00-2:00

Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114. Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

Milk Crates - Old Wood


Childrens toys, Furniture Housewares, Holiday Many items brand new sale rep samples

Boys Child 2 Wheel 12.5" Wheel Size Huffy Bike, Mostly Red & Blue, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No box, $8, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.

Saturday April 27th from 8 am-3 pm


STROLLER - Graco Duo Glider Double Baby Child Stroller Complete With Adjustable Canopy Sun Shades, Trays, Foot Rests & Seat Belts, Large Underneath Storage Area, Neutral Colors Navy Blue With Hints of Yellow & White, Fully Collapsible, Like New, $100. 815-739-1953, DeKalb.

Whirlpool Commercial Quality. Xtra large capacity, 4 cycles, 3 temperatures. $150 815-761-1601 Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 REFRIGERATOR 20.6 cu ft GE Refrigerator Almond with ice maker. 30 1/2 D 31 1/4 W 67 H $75 Sandwich 815-498-4424

Misc Dairies, good condition, only 5 left, $25/ea. 815-991-5149




THURS & FRI APRIL 25 & 26 9AM - 4PM

Thurs & Fri, 8am – 5pm Sat. 9am – 12pm


128 Alma St.




Estate Sale

Genoa Friday, April 26th 8am – 4pm Saturday, April 27th 8am – 1pm

BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag With Handle And Inside Compartments For Individual Storage, Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking Or Other, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Coleman Multi-Function King Cobra Lantern With TV, Radio, Spotlight and Siren, New In Box, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. COUCH - Dora The Explorer & Boots Child Pull/Fold Out Couch, $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Creative Memories Professional Organization Kit & Display, New, Black Canvas Case With Plastic Insert Dividers, Great For Scrapbooking, Business Or Everyday Organizing $15, Sycamore 815-895-5373 DOUBLE SINK – Smooth concrete. 48 x 16 x 18. $35. 847-515-8012 Huntley area FABRIC CART - Large Orange Heavy Duty Fabric Cart On Wheels With Long Pull Handle, Great For Transporting Items, Laundry Or Storage, New, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 HELMET - Child Bike Helmet With Blue Strap, White In Color and Has A Picture Of A Kangaroo On Front & Says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 LAMINATOR - Ex Laminator Xxron Technology, Laminates Without Heat, Batteries, Or Electricity, $15, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Picnic Style Wooden Basket (New) With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

Full Starter Kit Drumset includes: 5 drums & 2 cymbals $300.00 obo For details call or text 402-305-8488

CAT - Free cat to good home. Very friendly and gets along well with children and other cats. Moving to a place where pets are not allowed. Please call 815-517-3067 for more information. VVIZSLA 6 mo. Pup. Looking for a good home as we are moving. $300 815-440-8575

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

Boys Mens Adidas Cleats Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Boys Mens Adidas Cleats Shoes Size 7, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Boys Mens Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Boys Mens Diadora Cleats Shoes, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Boys Nike Cleats Shoes Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

CAR - Little Tikes Child Cozy Coupe Ride On Car, Red & Yellow, $20. 815-739-1953, DeKalb. Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym For Ages Birth On Up, New, $15. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

Our Great Garage Sale Guarantee!

Pool Table Light - Bud Light Hanging 44”x24” $175/obo. New Bulbs 815-761-5843

Record collection. 78 LP records. 800 total. Old and new. Make offer 847-515-8012 Cash only. Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

If it rains on your sale, we will run your ad again the next week for FREE!

Call 800-589-8237 or email:

PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held at 701 Wood Street, Rochelle, IL. From Rockford, IL take I’39 South to I’88 West to Route 251 North. From South take I’39 North to I’88 West to Route 251 North. Turn Right(East) on Veterans Parkway.(Watch for Auction Signs)

SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2013 Comfort Station



Doughnuts GO2WEGENERAUCTIONS.COM OR for info and photos Listing # 176696

Auctioneers Note: This sale features a John D B and other items of interest from the Betty & the Late Roger Challand, Formally of Shabbona, IL & now living in Rockford, IL. Roger was a farmer in the Shabbona & Lee area as well as an avid auction goer. He has collected some very nice items that will be combined with several other people to bring you a very nice line of auction items to bid on.

COLLECTABLE ITEMS - SHOP TOOLS John Deere tractor manuals; Pocket ledgers - Foster Equipment, Heide Implement, Murphy & Gustafson; 1938 Better Farming (John Deere, Moline, IL); 20+ Cast Iron tractor seats (and other); Advertising tins; Assorted walking canes; John Deere parts (in boxes); Hand corn sheller; John Deere corn sheller; Steel wheel trolley cart; Vintage 1940’s bike; John Deere girls bike; Assorted paper seed bags; Antique hand tools; Water sprinkler cans; Vintage trunks; Refinished wheel barrel; Advertising yard sticks; Cast Iron yard bell w/yoke; Schwinn boys bike; 1 Bottom horse drawn plow; Graham Page rototiller (vintage); Aluminum water cans & buckets; Pierce arrow hub caps; DeLvan hydraulic pump; Assorted fishing gear; Long handle tools; Enamel pots; S/S Milk pales; 26” Buzz saw blade; 4 Lift top school desks; Barn ladder & Barn Rope; Jacobson wheel weights; Buck saw & others; Camping kitchen & Coleman lantern; Royal typewriter (chromed keys); Pitch forks (Stine & others); Measuring wheel; Oscillating torch set - Gauges & hoses; John Deere 6” chain saw; Delta planer; Delta surface planer; Delta shaper; Delta scroll saw; Delta 10” trim saw; Porter cable trim & framing nailers; 28 Drawers of Lawson assortments; 7 Lawson assortment cabinets; 2 Lawson 40 bolt bins; Craftsman 12” band saw; Workmate 100 bench; Dust collector system; Remington propane heater (200,000 btu-NIB); Century wire feeder welder; SanBorn 5HP air compressor; Assorted Air tools; Unassembled work bench; Genevac SV2400 generator; Assorted Kitchen Appliances (small & In Box); Other assorted tools.

TRACTORS - CAMPERS - TRAILER - GUNS - VEHICLES John Deere “B” Un-Styled & shed kept; Snap Tach loader (on “B”); John Deere 110 lawn mower (unassembled); John Deere 855 lawn tractor w/ cab,front hydraulics,60” mowing deck,50” front mount snow blower; AgriFab pull behind lawn vac w/5 hp motor; AgriFab pull behind fertilizer spreader; 6 1/2 x 16’ Trailer tandem; 1976 Honey slide in camper w/toilet (1560 lbs); 2003 Ford Mercury Marquis - 4 Door, Shows 21K+ miles; 1991 Camero RS - 5.0 V8 TBI, Black, Shows 61K+ miles, garage kept; 1997 Vulcan 750 Motorcylce - Garage kept, good tires, 36K+ miles; South Cost sail boat w/Honda 5hp out motor, tilted trailer, 25’ mask, 21’ long; John Wayne 32-40 Commemorative Winchester (103240JW) w/hand carved Show case (Joe Dillett); Whale Killing gun w/1” ball; Remington 22 cal bolt action, excel 410 gauge; JCHiggins mod 583.2 16 gauge; Deutsche Werke 5.35 cal pistol; Stevens mod 87A, 22 gauge; Mossberg mod 183DB, 410 gauge; Springfield mod 1929; Ranger 22; Marlin mod 60, 22 gauge w/scope. *Guns will be sold according to Federal & State regulations, Must have current FOID card and Valid ID*

OWNERS BETTY & THE LATE ROGER CHALLAND(SHABBONA), PAM EASTON (ROCHELLE), ESTATE OF MARGERY E. DELERNO (NB&T SYCAMORE), & OTHERS Terms and Conditions: Cash or checks with proper I.D. will be accepted and Bid numbers will be used. All items must be settled for before removal. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. Announcements made at auction will take precedence over all prior advertising. Now accepting Visa & Mastercard. NO BUYERS PREMIUMS!!!!

Joe Wegener - Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000375 Phone : 815-766-0756 Email: WWW.AuctionZip.COM Chris Wegener - Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000267 Phone : 815-451-2820 WWW.GO2WEGENERAUCTIONS.COM


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WANTED! I Buy Old Envelopes Stamps Collections 815-758-4004

2002 Chevy Malibu, 4 dr., 100K mi., P/S, P/B, A/C. $3,500. 815-756-1246

2004 Acura TL

Excellent shape driven back and forth to work. new timing belt, water pump. Navy blue w grey leather, Navigation, 6cd, xm radio, service records. Mileage 152,385. Price $7250 Call 773-558-6398 2007 NISSAN SENTRA $9500. 815-757-0336


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

11 CH 149 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 24, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on May 9, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 727 PARK AVE, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 06-32-383006. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $193,193.69. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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-1). 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. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. , 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 113333-2290. I524530 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 18, 25, May 2, 2013.)

DeKalb County. Pierce Township. 40 acres. $10,500/acre. 815-739-5638

A-1 AUTO REDUCED price now $125,000 Two Apts. And Antique Store with inventory, Genoa, IL $125,000 847-836-1164


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

Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb Studio SPECIALS Starting at $395 ONE MONTH FREE WITH AD Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425

Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

DIRT BIKES 2008 Kawasaki KLX 140 $1400, 2006 Kawasaki KLX 125 $1100, 2007 Shoreline 3 bike trailer $800. All 3 for $2600. 815-756-1509

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

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

DEKALB - 2 BR 1.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE Finished basement, easy access to Peace Rd-Rt 88, Near walking path, shopping, pond. Appls included. $1050/mo plus security deposit. 630-788-2246 or 815-757-6011

DEKALB 2BR TH KNOLLS SUBDIVISION 2 bath, appliances. W/D, A/C, 2 car garage, $950/mo. 815-758-5588

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

Hillcrest Place Apts. 220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

Sycamore: 1711 DeKalb Ave. Large 2 BR, 1.5BA. W/D in apt, D/W, C/A, microwave, stove, frig, disposal, balcony doors, security system. $790/mo. 815-756-2637 Sycamore 2BR - Mature Lifestyle Nice, quiet & sunny. Off St parking. No smoking/dogs. On-site laundry. Call Kris @ 815-501-1872

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

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

SYCAMORE 2BR DUPLEX Updated, washer/dryer, large yard, garage. $760/mo + security. 630-479-4577

Sycamore 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Near downtown/schools, W/D. Full bsmt, garage, no dogs/smkg. $960 + utilities. 630-450-5372


Sycamore Meadows Apt.

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

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


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

Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DEKALB LARGE 2BR 2 bath, stove, fridge, D/W, W/D hook-up, a/c, security entrance. Quit building, no dogs. 815-758-0079

“62 years of age or older or handicapped/disabled regardless of age”. Managed by P.P.M. L.L.C. of IL. “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”

DeKalb Quiet 1, 2 & 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets. 815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439 DEKALB Spacious upper level 2BR. $650/mo incl heat. Elec, water not incl. Req 1st/last mos+sec. No pets. 815-751-2937

Large kitchen, eat in counter, large living/dining area, W/D. No smkg/pets, $1000/mo. Partial handicap access. 815-970-0189 DEKALB, near NIU - 4 BR 2 BATH W/D APPL Includes parking, water, garbage. $1050+utilities Sec+1st. 815-748-3311 DeKalb. 3BR. New carpet & refinished hardwood floors. New appls. Near NIU campus. $850/mo+utils. 815-501-5839 GENOA LARGE 1BR Off-St parking, appls, W/D, garbage. No pets. $570/mo+sec. 815-761-1975 Genoa. 1BR, freshly painted, new carpet. All appls, A/C. Quiet neighborhood. Off street parking. $525/mo. 815-751-5201

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


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

The Knolls

Sycamore nice 2 BR 1 BA new carpet/paint, no smoking Laundry in bldg. $625/mo+ utilities, 1st, last & sec. Available 7/1. 815-895-5210

Sycamore. 1BR. Large, quiet, clean. 1st floor. Heat furnished. $620/mo. No pets. 815-973-8290

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

Dekalb: Knolls, 1200 sq ft ranch, 3BR, 2BA, all appl., C/A, bsmnt, lndry hookup, 2 car attch. gar No pets/ smoke $1000/mo. 815-464-8646

GENOA 3BR, 2BA All appl incl, 1 car garage. Large yard, $950/mo. 847-502-8402 Genoa: 2BR, 1.5 BA, C/A, all appls, sewer, water incl. 1 car garage. $900/mo+sec. No pets. Avail now. 815-693-8378 SYCAMORE'S FINEST DUPLEX BEAUTIFUL RANCH STYLE. Basement, Garage. AVAILABLE JUNE 1st. $1075. (888) 485-0054 SEE WEBSITE: RENTDUPLEX.INFO


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

DEKALB ~ 3BR, 1.5BA W/D, C/A, $1000/mo + security. Pets OK, available June 1st. 630-309-7602 DeKalb- 2 Bedroom $750 +utilities. Across from park. Lease/security & references 815-758-7990 Dekalb: 3-4BR, 3BA laundry, 3 car garage, fenced yard, $1350+ utilities avail 6/15 815-375-0582

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, -v.RUDY L. SALAZAR A/K/A RUDY SALAZAR, et al Defendants 11 CH 149 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on January 24, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on May 9, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 4 OF

Kingston: 4BR farmhouse, newly remodeled, no pets, $1200/mo. 815-758-3202 Before 9pm Pets OK, $1275/mo. Lrg 3BR house, 3 car gar, $1,550. 773-510-3643 ~ 815-509-7975

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

DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! Daily Chronicle Classified Call 877-264-2527

KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT For The Fiscal ear Ended June 30, 2012 Community College District 523 Counties of DeKalb, Ogle, Lee, Boone, Kane Winnebago and LaSalle, State of Illinois Total District Assessed Valuation:


Total District Bonded Debt:


Tax Revenues:


Education Fund Operations and Maintenance Fund Bond and Interest Fund Liability, Protection, and Settlement Fund Audit Fund Public Building Commission Operation and Maintenance Fund Operation and Maintenance Fund (Restricted) (Protection, Health, and Safety Levy) Public Building Commission Rental Fund

Education Fund

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.

Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse.

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.

Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.

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)

Operations & Maintenance Fund

Bond & Interest Fund

Other Tax Funds

3,495,452 0 0 0

1,293,590 0 0 0






State Government ICCB Credit Hour Grants ICCB Equalization Grants ICCB Career and Technical Education Grant All Other ICCB Grants Other (List)

1,893,079 1,890,310 165,600 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0






Federal Government Dept. of Education Dept. of Labor Dept. of Health and Human Services Other (List) ARRA

12,597 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0






Student Tuition & Fees Tuition Fees Other Student Assessments

6,738,626 1,418,968 0

1,674,340 0 0

389,781 0 0

0 0 0






0 0 30,151 0 13,283

0 36,255 0 0 1,149

0 0 5,229 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

Other Sources Sales and Service Fees Facilities Revenue Investment Revenue Nongovernmental Grants Other (List) Gifts


BID SECURITY: Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of at least 10% of the total amount of the base bid and all additive alternate bids. This may be in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, bank draft or bid bond, payable to the Owner as a guarantee that should the bidder be awarded the Work, the bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner and will furnish the proper performance and payment bond within the time limit set by the Owner. Bid securities will be returned to all other bidders when the successful bidder files a proper performance and payment bond and the contract is executed by the Owner. If the successful bidder fails to file such contract and performance and payment bond, the amount of his bid security shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages.

0¢ 0¢ 0¢

1,649,265 54,148 0 0

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.

Bids shall be submitted in duplicate on forms issued by

$0 $0 $0

6,044,804 198,525 0 0


BID FORM: Architect.

27.44¢ 7.50¢ 16.20¢ 5.94¢ 0.50¢

Local Government Local Taxes Corporate Personal Property Replacement Taxes Chargeback Revenue Other (List)


DEPOSIT REQUIRED: Bidders may secure up to two (2) sets of bidding documents by submitting a non-refundable check for $50.00 per set, or $60.00 per set if documents are to be mailed.



SCOPE: Bids will be received for a single contract for all Work.

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.

$5,956,381 $1,628,274 $3,508,318 $1,289,371 $108,537

STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES For The Fiscal ear Ended June 30, 2012

ARCHITECT: Richard L. Johnson Associates, Inc. 4703 Charles Street Rockford, Illinois 61108 Tel: 815/ 398-1231 Fax: 815/ 398-1280

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.


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

Wineberry - 2BR 2BA Townhome Fnshd Bsmnt, 2Car Gar, W/D. $1,050/mo Avail Now Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

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".


DEKALB - 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Appliances, Garage, Basement, Lawn Care, No Smoking, No Pets $925 815-758-0591




Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $175/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186 Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

CHARMING 4BDRM HOME hardwood floors thru out. Turn of century grandeur, wrap around porch, new stainless appliances, 2 1/2 bath, heated playhouse in back, close to grocery, No pets, $1500/month. A perfect place to call home. 815-496-2990

O.M. BRYAN'S SUBDIVISION OF OUTLOT ''A'' OF H. L BOIES ADDITION TO THE CITY OF SYCAMORE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK ''A'' OF PLATS, PAGE 58, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 727 PARK AVE, Sycamore, IL 60178 Property Index No. 06-32-383006. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $193,193.69. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

Starting at $645

PRE-BID SITE VISIT: Contractors are required to survey the existing conditions prior to bidding.


Available 7-1-13, 2000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant or General Retail. Ask for Rod 815-501-4902

Lake Holiday Waterfront 3BR

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

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

Sycamore Downtown Storefront

No pets/smoking. $550/mo + dep and utilities. 815-761-5574 Or 779-774-3042 ~ Lv Message

DeKalb Quiet Lifestyle 1BR $540, 2BR 640 Spacious 1BR $665

DEKALB - 1 BR, south central DeKalb, $600/month, reasonable utilities, stove, refrigerator included, 1st, last + deposit, no pets, available. 815-756-1312

Call Us!!! We have some Great Deals!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Sycamore. 321 S. Walnut St. 1BR. $650/mo. Deck. Pets OK w/$500 dep. No smoking on property. 1st mo rent+sec. On site laundry. 815-895-8901

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

DEKALB - FOR SALE BY OWNER Beautiful house in quiet location. Much larger than it appears, this 3 bdrm, 2 bath house includes hot tub, hundreds of perennials, and new landscaping. A must see!! 813 Lawnwood Ave, DeKalb. Open Sun 4/28 & 5/5 1-4



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



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



Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to:

2001 Class A Fleetwood Southwind 36 ft Class A RV— Great condition 49,400 miles, fuel type gas, Ford super duty chassis, Ford Triton V10 gas engine, 4pt leveling, 5.5 generator, 2 roof A/C, 2 slideouts, lthr seats, Queen bed, 10.8 cubic ft 2-door refrigerator/freezer, 3 burner stove top w/Magic Chef oven, Convection micro, patio awning, tow hitch. $38,000 Call Jim Peterson 815-758-1845

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



* 815-575-5153 *

We are Accepting Applications

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

Quiet building across from park. Laundry facilities on site, $545.00 + electric. 815-827-3271


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

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

2 bedroom, $740/mo + free Wi Fi. Sorry, no dogs, no smoking. 815-756-1777



Office - 1705 Longwood Dr. Sycamore, IL. 60178


815-814-1964 !!!!!!!!!!!

Chamberlain Park Apts


Daily Chronicle /

43,434 18,405,943

Instruction Academic Support Student Services Public Services/Continuing Education Organized Research Auxiliary Enterprises Operation & Maintenance of Plant Scholarships, Student Grants, and Waivers Institutional Support

8,573,960 2,059,344 1,820,845 401,712 0 0 300 311,607 4,852,825



TRANSFERS Excess (of Deficiency) of Revenues over Expenditures

37,404 3,415,157

0 0 0 0 0 0 3,415,157 0 0 3,415,157

5,229 3,890,462

0 1,293,590

0 0 0 0 0 0 3,482,645 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 666,137 0 631,521
















ENDING FUND BALANCE as of June 30, 2012





Kishwaukee College offers courses and programs to meet community needs. The offerings include: vocational and technical education for persons who wish to gain job skills, or those who wish to improve their skills to prepare for advancement; two year baccalaureate oriented programs for students who wish to transfer to senior colleges and universities; adult basic and secondary education program for non-high school graduates; courses for adults who are seeking to further their education and/or enrich their cultural environment; trips and tours and Kids' College. Specific programs in the vocational/technical area include degrees and certificates in: agriculture, automotive, computer information systems, criminal justice, diesel power technology, drafting and design, early childhood education, electronics, horticulture, manufacturing, marketing and management, nursing, office systems, quality control, radiology, therapeutic massage, and welding.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university may elect to fulfill the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, The Associate in Fine Arts-Student Emphasis, The Associate in Fine Arts-Art Education Emphasis, or the Associate in Engineering Science Degrees. Careful planning of their education programs with a counselor/advisor facilitates the students' transfer to a four-year college or university. Counselors/advisors assist students in planning programs and selecting courses, incorporating Kishwaukee College's degrees requirements as well as the transfer requirements of the school the student plans to attend. STAFF FUNCTION Instruction Academic Support Student Services Public Services General Institutional Support Operations & Maintenance

ENROLLMENT Summer, 2011 Fall, 2011 Spring, 2012

Published in the Daily Chronicle April 25, 2013



73 10 23 0 114 32

296 0 7 0 162 3

TOTAL STUDENTS 2,020 5,100 4,393

FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT 635 3,292 2,909


Daily Chronicle / (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. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: HAUSELMAN, RAPPIN & OLSWANG, LTD. , 39 South LaSalle Street - Suite 1105, CHICAGO, IL 60603, (312) 372-2020. Please refer to file number 113333-2290. I524530 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 18, 25, May 2, 2013.) Your online destination for all things DeKalb County


900 NORTH OAK CREEK DRIVE GENOA, IL 60135 13 CH 124 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, ALICIA SPIGHT A/K/A ALICIA KOBIALKO; MERIT'S OAK CREEK VILLAS TOWNHOME OWNERS' ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: THAT PART OF LOT 100 IN OAK CREEK ESTATES UNIT 3, AS RECORDED MAY 30, 1996 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 96007711, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS; BEGINNING AT THE SOUTH-







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ITEM MINIMUM BID AMOUNT ACCEPTED TRUCKS 1992 Ford F150 pick up $400 Vin # 1FTDF15H5NLA62231 Mileage; 150,247 1980 Chevy w/60’ Hi-Ranger boom w/bucket $2,000 Vin # C17DEAV133769 Mileage; 108,322 1988 Ford F250 diesel pick up $400 Vin# 2FTHF25MOJCA65367 Mileage; 134,772 1999 Chevrolet Venture Van $400 Vin # 1GNDX03EXXD186144 Mileage: 118,327 1997 Ford F250 Truck 4x4 $400 Vin # 1FTHF26HOVEBO8784 Mileage: 132,130 1992 Chevy K1500 4x4 $400 1GCEK14KE3NE101142 Mileage: 172,000 BLEACHERS 5 Row 15’ long bleachers (some damaged frames & missing seat boards) 4 row 15’ long tip & roll bleachers 3 row 15’ long bleacher MISCELLANEOUS 16 3/8” x 24 3/8” Pan Liners 1000 sheets per case Pan Savers - Hotel Pan 2.5” 33” X 12” Embossed Poly Aprons Premium #28446 White 100 per box 8” Wrapped Red Spoon Straws 7500 ct. Non Skid Trays ABC Oval 22” x 27” Sysco Napkin Dispensers Black w/Chrome #7108609 napkin size 12” x 17” Corning Ware White 4 qt. Bowls Cambro Clear Plastic 4 qt. Bowl Oil & Vinegar Cruets Dinner Knives Harbour/Kyle/Accolade Dinner Forks Harbour/Kyle/Accolade Tea Spoons Harbour/Kyle/Accolade Steak Knives Stainless Steel Blade w/Black Polypropylene Handle Steak Knives w/Wood Handle Sabert Corp. 16” RM RND BMB Marble Flat Tray Sabert Corp. 16” Hard Plastic Tray Sabert Corp. 18” Marble Flat Tray Sabert 12” Dome Lids Sabert 16” Dome Lids Sabert 18” Dome Lids Cambro Cam-Wear Food Pans Clear 14CW Full Size 12 3/4” x 20 7/8” x 4D 12.3 qt. Cambro Lids 10cwc Full Size Flat Cambro Cam-Wear food Pans Clear 44CW One Fourth 6 3/8 x 10 7/16 x 4D 2.7 qt. Cambro Lids 40cwchn One Fouth Size Flat Cover w/Notched Handle Lincoln Ware-Ever 20 qt. Stock Pot #4305 Lincoln Ware-Ever 20/24 qt. Stock Pot Lid #4192 Carlisle 14 qt. Sauce Pot #60284 Lincoln Ware-Ever 4 1/2 qt. Sauce Pots w/cool handles #4344 1/2 Lincoln Wear-Ever Pan Covers # 4344-C Vollrath 4 Section Pasta & Vegetable Cooker 18 1/2 qt. #68127 Lincoln Wear-Ever Fry Pan w/cool handles #S4012 Lincoln Wear-Ever Fry Pan w/cool handles #S4014 Strainer Commercial Aluminum Cookware 16 qt. #1516 Tramontina 18/10 Stainless Steel 3 qt Bowl #80202/100 Tramontina 18/10 Stainless Steel 8 qt Bowl #80202/102 Oxo 5 qt. Stainless Steel Bowl Wearever - Air Bake Bakeware 14” x 16” Wearever - Air Bake Bakeware 15.5” x 20” Lincoln Wearever Baking Pan #4415 Half Sheet pans Sheet pans Vollrath Stainless Steel Lids Full Size #77250 ABC Stainless Steel Lids CST-2000 Vollrath Stainless Steel Lids Half Size #75120 Dome Lids w/handles full size Full size water pans Full size steam table pans 20 3/4” x 12 3/4” x 4D Full size steam table pans 20 3/4” x 12 3/4” x 2 1/2 D Half size steam table pans 10 3/8” x 12 3/4” x 4D Half Size perforated pans 10 3/4” x 12 3/4” x 2 1/2D Chrome Chaffers Brass trimmed with lids, water pan & fuel cups w/fuel cup lids Full size chaffer stands Half size chaffer stand w/water pan, fuel cup w/fuel cup lid Cambro Food Carrier 300MPC Rubbermaid Pro Serve Carriers Cambro Tan Insulated Container 2 1/2 gallon 250 LCD Global Food Equipment meat Slicer 12” Knife Southbend 72,00 BTU Convection Oven, Gas Model No. SLGS-12SC 26”legs w/casters 11 position rack guides and 5 plated oven racks, stainless steel front, top and sides, rugged double door with stainless steel door seals, dependent doors with windows, soft air two speed, 1/2 hp fan motor. Southbend 20,000 BTU 36”W Wide Range Six burners and one standard oven. Exterior is a stainless steel front with black enamel sides. Porcelain enamel interior. South Bend Simple Steam Countertop Steamer EZ3

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., Sy M & H RETAILS, LLC f/k/a M & H INVESTMENTS, LLC; THREE BROTHERS PETROLEUM, INC.; MOHAMMED MAHKRI; HASHIM ISMAIL; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 13-CH-165 The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants, defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County by said Plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage, conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: LOTS 11 AND 12 IN BLOCK 6 IN CITIZEN'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF GENOA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 100 ON AUGUST 15, 1891, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Tax identification number: 0320-356-015-0000 Common address of mortgaged real estate: 601 E. Main Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135 Mortgagor: M & H Investments, LLC Mortgagee: Amcore Bank, N.A. Recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in DeKalb County as Document Number 2006002085 Present owner of the property: M & H Retails, LLC f/k/a M & H Investments, LLC Notice is hereby given you that the said Complaint prays for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. Now, therefore, unless, you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, office of the Clerk of this Court located at 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before May 20, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I524800 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 18, 25, May 2, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DEMOLITION FOR TWO (2) PROPERTIES Dekalb County Facilities Management Office will receive sealed bids for the Demolition of (2) two properties located in Sycamore, Il until 12:00pm on May 8, 2013, at the Dekalb County Facilities Management Office, 150 N. Main St., Sycamore, Il 60178. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00pm, May 8, 2013 at the Dekalb County Legislative Building, Freedom Conference Room, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore, Il 60178.


Bidding Documents can be found on our website at or can be picked up at the Dekalb County Facilities Management Office, 150 N. Main St., Sycamore, Il 60178, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm. This is a prevailing wage project. Published in the Daily Chronicle and the Midweek on April 25, 26, and May 1, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois will receive sealed bids for Fire Station #1 Advance Warning System, Section No. 12EN027-00-MI at the Office of the City Engineer, 223 S. 4th Street, Suite A, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115 until 10:00 a.m. on the 30th day of April 2013, and then at said office such bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work consists of installing on North 7th Street near the Pine Street Fire Station #1 two solar powered advance warning LED blinker lighted signs and Strobecom receiver and associated foundations and poles. The contract documents, including plans and specifications are on file, and are available for examination and may be obtained for bidding at the office of the City Engineer in the Municipal Building Annex, 223 South Fourth Street, Suite A, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Contractor must meet IDOT state prequalification requirements. A certified check, bank draft, bank cashier's check or proposal bid bond payable to the City of DeKalb, Illinois in an amount not less than Five Percent (5%) of the bid or as provided in Article 102.09 of the latest edition of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, prepared by the Illinois Department of Transportation, shall be submitted with each bid. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish a satisfactory performance payment bond in the full amount of the bid or proposal to the City of DeKalb by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois. No bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the said City for a period of thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of closing bids. Not less than the prevailing rate of wages found by the City of DeKalb or the Department of Labor or determined by a court of review shall be paid to all laborers, workmen and mechanics performing work under any contract for the proposed construction. The prevailing wage rates are revised by the Illinois Department of Labor at any time during the term of the contract, the revised prevailing wage rates shall apply to the work performed pursuant to the contract, and all contractors and

, subcontractors shall pay their employees in accordance with the prevailing wage rate. Each bidder shall be prequalified with Illinois Department of Transportation and satisfy the City as to his ability, financial and otherwise, to carry out the work. A preference is given to DeKalb Local Bidders in accordance with the specifications. The said City of DeKalb, Illinois reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in bidding. CITY OF DEKALB, ILLINOIS Joel C. Maurer, P.E. City Engineer (Published in Daily Chronicle, April 18, 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 12, 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 NO BOUNDARIES CLAIM MANAGEMENT, 104 STATE STREET, SYCAMORE, IL 60178. Dated April 12, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 17, 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 TINEZ TACOS located at 704 N. 12TH ST., DEKALB, IL 60115. Dated April 17, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 25, MAY 2, 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on April 16, 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 Verachtert Performance Racing (VPR) located at 406 N. Granger Ln., Cortland, IL 60112

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Dated April 16, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 18, 25, 2013 May 2, 2013)

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