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Madigan offers catchall pension plan Area lawmakers seeking more details about House Speaker’s reform proposal The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – DeKalb-area lawmakers were cautious in their reaction to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension reform efforts Tuesday. Madigan sought to tackle the pension crisis through a single piece of legislation that would require government employees and teachers to contribute more

toward their retirement but receive fewer benefits in return. Several similar bills already have received House approval, but Madigan’s proposal ties them together. That, supporters say, makes it a one stop shop for pension reform, rather than require disparate fixes through separate legislative measures. The bill was scheduled for a committee vote this morning.

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Reps. Robert Pritchard, R-Hinckley, and Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, have voted in favor of at least two of those proposals, but they did not come out for or against Madigan’s plan. “It needs to be fair to employees, just like it’s fair to taxpayers,” Pritchard said. “One remaining question: I haven’t seen those contributions we’re going to make every year, and what

that will do to our budget.” In moving the pension debate into high gear, Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, replaced language in legislation sent to the House by Senate President John Cullerton, removing Cullerton’s plan for offering affected state-government employees and teachers a choice of benefits. Instead, it unilaterally reduces them. Notably, the proposal does not

include shifting some teacher pension costs to school boards. Madigan has bemoaned the “free lunch” school districts get because the state pays the employer portion due to the retirement funds of elementary and secondary teachers. Several of Madigan’s proposals have been discussed, but have

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11 arrested in Chicago-led ring DAILY CHRONICLE news@daily-chronicle.com Two Chicago men are wanted and 11 others were arrested Tuesday after a months-long investigation into a crack cocaine distribution ring in the DeKalb area, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said. According to a news release from Sheriff Roger Scott’s office, authorities began investigating crack distribution in DeKalb in January. Through their investigation, police said they discovered the distribution syndicate was run by three Chicago men: Terry M. Griffin, 31, Antonnio B. Sanders, 31, and Christopher E. Bell, 29. Police have arrested Griffin and charged him with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and criminal drug conspiracy-delivery. On Tuesday, police said that Sanders was at large and wanted on charges of criminal drug conspiracy. Bell also was not in custody and wanted on charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and criminal drug conspiracy-delivery. During their investigation, sheriff’s police arrested 10 other people from DeKalb and Sycamore on charges of criminal drug conspiracy-possession. Arrested Tuesday were: Christopher J. Stogsdill, 45, of Sycamore; James B. Phillips, 55, of DeKalb; Jason Coppens, 38, of DeKalb; Brian D. Ottenhausen, 40, of DeKalb; Eldridge D. Moore, 62, of Sycamore; Terence J. Low, 57, of DeKalb; Ronald Bannister, 40, of DeKalb; Christopher K. Riggs, 36, of DeKalb; Dianatha Hardesty, 50, of DeKalb; and Andrew Burkett, 58, of DeKalb. DeKalb police, the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration cooperated in the investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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The Rev. Amy Fallon (right), of Grace Place Campus Ministry, offers to pray for a woman waiting for the bus Tuesday near St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The event at St. Paul’s, called Prayers2Pass, offered passers-by snacks, drinks and prayers to those who wanted them.

Religious leaders at St. Paul’s take message, snacks to those seeking help By DAVID THOMAS

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dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Darin Burns received a terrible phone call late Tuesday morning: The best friend of one of the assistant managers he works with had just been hit by a semi-truck. He was taking a shortcut through DeKalb’s residential community by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church when members of the church asked if they could pray for him, or someone he knows. The 22-year-old management major agreed. “I was praying for [the assistant manager] to cope with it,” Burns said, adding that he didn’t know if the friend was alive or dead. Burns was one of the many people who walked by the church as its members offered free food and prayers to anyone who walked past.

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After finishing a morning class, Northern Illinois University marketing senior Tom Kneifel wrote a prayer for his brother outside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church during their Prayers2Pass event in DeKalb. Many of the public prayers were from Northern Illinois University students, who were hoping for di-

vine assistance in obtaining a job or doing well on their final exams. The Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes

said the impetus of “Prayers2Pass” came from the stress she noticed students were dealing with around Ash Wednesday. “Some of them didn’t necessarily want the imposition of ashes, but they seemed to appreciate that somebody was talking to them and offering to pray for them, so we thought, ‘You know what, there’s something to this,’ ” Walker-Frontjes said. “We thought, ‘What if we offered to ... pray with people or pray for people at the end of spring semester?’ ”

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“Some of them didn’t necessarily want the imposition of ashes, but they seemed to appreciate that somebody was talking to them and offering to pray for them, so we thought, ‘You know what, there’s something to this.’ ” The Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes, on developing the idea for Prayers2Pass after Ash Wednesday

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today

Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. This free group is open to those with cancer for discussion. No registration is required. For more information, call 815-748-2958 or visit www. kishhospital.org/programs. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Blessing Well food and clothing pantry: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1051 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Meat and food offered, with clothing available in sizes for infants (diapers, too) up to 3X adults. Spanish interpreter also is available. www. dekalbnaz.com. 815-758-1588. Donations of nonperishable foods and clothing can be left at any time on the front porch. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www. KishKiwanis.org; contact Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. dekalbalumni.org. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. DeKalb Young Republicans Networking Event: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Johnny’s Charhouse, 1950 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore; info@ dekalbyrs.com; www.dekalbyrs. com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. Meditation Drop-In: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St. in Sycamore. Reservations appreciated, not required; www.yourcfib.com, 815899-6000 or info@yourcfib.com. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Foster Parent Support Group: 7 p.m. For foster and adoptive parents. For location, call 815-7568679 or 815-786-2329. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-9645959. www.rragsna.org. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Greater Kishwaukee Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Tilton Park HEA: 7:30 p.m. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For location, call Lucy at 815-758-3695 or Jan at 815899-8372. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For more information, call Sally at 815-739-6087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.

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By FRITZ FAERBER The Associated Press PEORIA – Here’s a place where the word caterpillar does not refer to fuzzy little insects. The new Caterpillar Visitors Center is all about the roaring black-and-yellow machines that dig and lift at massive construction and mining sites. Caterpillar Inc., maker of the heavy machinery ranging from bulldozers and excavators to tunnel-boring machines and giant generators, is based in the central Illinois town of Peoria. The company opened a nearly 50,000-square-foot visitors center last fall, investing more than $52 million dollars in the center and the Peoria Riverfront Museum nearby. My wife was a little dubious about my plans for a family day trip to the Caterpillar center, but my 4-year-oldson and I couldn’t wait. My parents tell me my first word was “book” and my second word was “truck.” I’ve been a big fan of both over the past four-plus decades. Now, with a little boy of my own, I had a perfect excuse to satisfy my mania for powerful engines, giant wheels, sturdy shovels and other nifty machines that dig, pound, push, flatten and otherwise manipulate materials in ways that seem beyond the strength of mere mortals. And I’m not alone: The center attracted 50,000 visitors within four months of opening. First thing you experience when you enter the center is a movie in a the-

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Children pose with equipment on display in December at the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria. The center lets visitors climb inside the heavy machines for a closer look.

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ater that’s built into the bed of a giant truck used for mining. At 24 feet tall, the 797 Mining Truck is the biggest in the industry. When loaded, this truck can carry more than a million pounds. The tops of the wheels are higher than an NBA basketball hoop. The theater fits 62 people comfortably, and shows a short movie about Caterpillar, its products and some of the jobs that have used Cat equipment. The seats vibrate to the sound of a revving diesel engine and the ac-

tion-packed movie really makes you feel like you’ve ridden in one of these behemoths. After the movie, it’s time to hop into the cabs of an excavator, roller, bulldozer and a handful of other giant heavy vehicles. My son had to be pried out of a backhoe. I was doing the prying, since I wanted a chance at the controls. The wide open main floor area teems with kids (and adults) grinning for photos while perched inside the giant buckets or scoops of the different vehicles. You don’t get to drive them around, of course, or actually cause the equipment to move. But that doesn’t stop fans from having the time of their lives while playing with the controls and letting their imaginations do the digging.

Tot is youngest to get lab-made windpipe By LINDSEY TANNER The Associated Press CHICAGO – A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010. Until the operation at a central Illinois hospital, she had spent her entire life in a hospital in Seoul. Doctors there told her parents there was no hope and they expected her to die. The stem cells came from Hannah’s bone marrow, extracted with a special needle inserted into her hip bone. They were seeded in a lab onto a plastic scaffold, where it took less than a week for them to multiply and create a new windpipe. About the size of a 3-inch

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Hannah Warren, 2, poses with her parents, Lee Young-mi and Darryl Warren, in July at Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea. tube of penne pasta, it was implanted April 9 in a ninehour procedure. Early signs indicate the windpipe is working, Hannah’s doctors announced Tuesday, although she is still on a ventilator. They believe she will eventually be able to live at home and lead a normal life. “We feel like she’s re-

born,” said Hannah’s father, Darryl Warren. “They hope that she can do everything that a normal child can do but it’s going to take time. This is a brand new road that all of us are on,” he said in a telephone interview. “This is her only chance but she’s got a fantastic one and an unbelievable one.”

Warren choked up and his wife, Lee Young-mi, was teary-eyed at a hospital news conference Tuesday. Hannah did not attend because she is still recovering from the surgery. She developed an infection after the operation but now is acting like a healthy 2-year-old, her doctors said. Warren said he hopes the family can bring Hannah home for the first time in a month or so. Hannah turns 3 in August. “It’s going to be amazing for us to finally be together as a family of four,” he said. The couple has an older daughter. Only about one in 50,000 children worldwide are born with the windpipe defect. The stem-cell technique has been used to make other body parts besides windpipes and holds promise for treating other birth defects and childhood diseases, her doctors said.

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8CORRECTIONS Display type around a story on Page B2 of Tuesday’s Daily Chronicle about the Cubs game contained incorrect information. The Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-3, on Monday and were scheduled to host the Padres at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. The Daily Chronicle regrets the errors. ••• Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email, news@daily-chronicle.com; or fax, 815-758-5059.

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Jackson’s private life on display in civil trial The ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES – Jurors in the civil case between Michael Jackson’s mother and concert giant AEG Live got another glimpse of the singer’s private life Tuesday through the eyes of a paramedic who described the singer’s bedroom and the efforts to revive the King of Pop on the day he died. Many other private moments from the singer’s life will be exposed as the case progresses, with witnesses expected to testify about secret medical treatments,

lavish spending and tender moments with his mother and children. Since his death, nearly every aspect of Jackson’s life has been explored in court proceedings, documentaries, books and news stories. Still, the negligence case filed by his mother against AEG promises to deliver the most detailed account of the singer’s addiction struggles, including testimony from his ex-wife Debbie Rowe about treatments involving the anesthetic propofol dating back to the 1990s. Jackson died from a

propofol overdose in 2009 while preparing for a series of comeback concerts at AEG’s O2 Arena in London. Katherine Jackson contends AEG didn’t properly investigate the doctor who later administered the fatal dose. The company denies wrongdoing. In testimony Tuesday, the panel was transported by paramedic Richard Senneff into the singer’s bedroom, a place he kept locked and where his propofol treatments were given out of sight of all but Murray. Senneff, a paramedic

and firefighter for nearly 28 years, told the panel about responding to Jackson’s bedroom June 25, 2009. He described Murray’s frazzled efforts to revive Jackson. “He was pale, he was sweaty,” the paramedic said of Murray. “He was very busy.” He said Jackson appeared to be terminally ill. “To me, he looked like someone who was at the end stage of a long disease process,” Senneff said, adding Murray told him that he was treating Jackson for dehydration.

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Crossing guard applauded for keeping kids safe By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – For Charlotte Richards, keeping the children out of the street on that particular Monday at that particular moment was just part of her job. “I just did what any normal crossing guard would,” Richards said. “I had been hearing the sirens, and you automatically start looking ... I told them to step back because there was police, but they didn’t know how many until they went zooming by.” Richards was commended by the DeKalb police for stopping children from crossing the street as police cars raced past her intersection at Ridge Drive and Huntington Road. Richards commented on their speed, stating she didn’t think they’d be able to make the curve on Ridge Drive. Lt. Jim McDougall said DeKalb police were responding to an emergency call April 15 at the 800 block of Ridge Drive around the time Jefferson Elementary School had let out for the day.

McDougall said Richards knew what to do. “They’re citizens that are trained by us,” McDougall said. “We train them that if any emergency vehicles are coming, they keep the kids on the sidewalk so they don’t cross.” McDougall said one of the officers noticed Richards’ efforts to keep the students safe. “She was trying to hold them back, which took extra effort to do so,” McDougall said. He added that it’s the first time in his memory a crossing guard has been commended. As a crossing guard for Southeast Elementary School in Sycamore, Kathleen Koplin-Christ understands where Richards is coming from. “The parents are entrusting us with their safety, that’s the way I look at it,” Koplin-Christ said. Both Richards and Koplin-Christ said the majority of the drivers they interact with are compliant. But there will always be drivers who test them, in Richards’ words. “As long as [the children]

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Crossing guard Charlotte Richards stops traffic Friday to allow children leaving Jefferson Elementary School to cross the intersection of Ridge Drive and Huntington Road in DeKalb. Richards, who has been a crossing guard on this corner since January, received a commendation from the DeKalb Police Department for her work when she protected kids from police cars that were speeding by. get across. It upsets me, even though you have this,” said Richards, waving her stop sign around. “... As long as nobody gets hurt. That’s the main

thing.” Neither Richards or Koplin-Christ could estimate how many students have crossed their intersections.

That’d be a harder job for Alice Bennett, another crossing guard at Southeast Elementary. Since 1969, Bennett has helped thousands of Sycamore

children cross the street to get to school. “I have some of the mothers and grandmothers who say, ‘You crossed me. Do you remember me?’ ” said the 82-year-old crossing guard. She added that it’s a hard feeling to describe. Bennett, Richards and Koplin-Christ each described their interest in being a crossing guard as having something to do. Richards said she would be bored with retirement already if she wasn’t a crossing guard. The crossing guards said they have received a number of items from children over the years. Bennett said one girl drew a picture of a crossing guard and put her name on it. Richards said she received Valentine’s Day cards. Both Richards and Koplin-Christ described their crossing guard experiences as positive. Bennett said she would continue to be a crossing guard as long as her health allows. “I just hope I can keep doing it,” Bennett said. “It gets me up in the morning.”

D-424 calls back teachers, New name, look for Starbusters reinstates freshman sports By DAVID THOMAS

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By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com GENOA – The new Genoa-Kingston School District 424 school board has already made some changes within the district. The board unanimously voted Tuesday to reinstate the freshman sports program and call back half of the certified teachers whose positions were among the 14 cut in an effort to save the district about $600,000 next school year. “There are going to be more callbacks,” new board member Heather Edwards said. “This is just the beginning.” Edwards was among four new board members seated

Tuesday, along with Taunya Fischer, Kristin Brynteson and Kerri Sosnowski. Once the new board members took their positions, the entire board went into a nearly 45 minute closed session. When they returned, they voted to call back some of the teachers, as well as allow the administration to create and schedule freshman sports while working within a budget reduced by $30,000. “In essence, freshman sports has been reinstated,” Superintendent Joe Burgess said. The packed high school library full of students, teachers and community members erupted in applause. Edwards stressed the

athletic department is now responsible for coming up with the $30,000 for freshman sports to continue. “We have faith they’ll come up with the money,” new board President Paul Kruse said. Genoa-Kingston Middle School music teacher Sandie Fromi, whose position was cut along with her husband’s high school chorus teaching position, was moved to tears by the support she has received. “I’m very touched by all the music students and parents that are here tonight,” she said. Fromi’s position was not reinstated as of Tuesday. But her husband, Jon Fromi, has been called back.

Daily Chronicle journalists win awards DAILY CHRONICLE news@daily-chronicle.com Daily Chronicle journalists won multiple awards in the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association’s annual contest, The Associated Press announced Tuesday. Reporters, photographers and page designers had a total of 15 award-winning submissions, including seven first-place awards, competing

against other Illinois newspapers with less than 15,000 circulation. Among the first-place winners were reporter Jeff Engelhardt for business reporting, former reporter Caitlin Mullen for news enterprise series, and web producer John Sahly and videographers Dan Mott and Les Johnson for multimedia storytelling. The Daily Chronicle’s sports journalists, including

sports writers Steve Nitz and Jeff Arnold and sports editor Ross Jacobson, took first place in breaking sports news for their coverage of Northern Illinois’ double-overtime victory in the Mid-American Conference title game. Sahly also won a first-place award for sports column writing, and former Daily Chronicle photographer Kyle Bursaw won first-place awards for picture story and sports feature photo.

8LOCAL BRIEFS No reduced bail for suspect in jewelry theft SYCAMORE – A judge declined to reduce bail Tuesday for a 17-year-old Genoa boy accused of stealing more than $500 worth of jewelry from his mother. Jasper Engles, of the 500 block of Willow Glen Drive, was charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing the jewelry April 20, court records show. If convicted, he could be sentenced to probation or up to five years in prison. Engles, a junior at Genoa-Kingston High School, remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday unable to post $500. His next court date is May 21.

Child seat event Saturday at Hy-Vee in Sycamore SYCAMORE – Sycamore police will host a child safety seat check from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hy-Vee, 2700 DeKalb Ave. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation, according to a news release. They also will advise parents, grandparents, and caregivers how to choose

the right car seats and install them properly in their vehicles. The event is free to the public. For information, contact Sgt. Justin Kness at 815-787-8203, or email jkness@sycamorepd. com.

Beatin’ ‘Betes 5K slated for Saturday in DeKalb DeKALB – A 5K run and walk Saturday at Hopkins Park will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The registration fee for the Beatin’ ‘Betes 5K Run/Walk

is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 13 and younger. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as for the first- and second-place finishers in the following age categories: 13 and younger, 14 to 20, 21 to 30, 31 to 40 and 41 and older. The race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the park at 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Race packet pickup will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. that day. Register online at www.goo.gl/tm774.

DeKALB – The new owners of Starbusters Bar & Grill in DeKalb are looking to cater to new customers and plan to change the bar’s name to Rosy’s Roadhouse. Owner Brendan Fitzharris said the bar will remain open as it begins to transform. Fitzharris said the plan is to install new sound and lighting systems for the stage. He added that they will overhaul the bar’s kitchen and bathrooms. “We’re not tearing anything down,” he said. “We’re just fixing everything up.” Construction is planned for the summer, but the bar will keep the Starbusters name until Northern Illinois University students leave, Fitzharris said. Rosy’s Roadhouse will be co-owned by Fitzharris, Joe

Chavez and the bar’s namesake, Rosy Amodio. Both Chavez and Amodio work at Fitz’s Spare Keys in Elmhurst, another bar owned by Fitzharris. Fitzharris also owns Fitz’s Pub in Elmhurst and Fitz’s Irish Bulldog in Villa Park. “We liked the sound of it,” Fitzharris said of the name. Fitzharris hopes to cater to both the student and local crowds, and he plans to do so by offering a dinner menu with daily specials. He said with the help of Chavez, Rosy’s Roadhouse will feature more live music on a regular basis, as well as install more TVs so people can watch sports. “To me, it seems like there’s only a few name bars out in DeKalb,” Fitzharris said. “We want to be one of them.” Roger Hopkins, the economic development consul-

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tant for DeKalb, noted that the owners of Rosy’s Roadhouse are attempting to replicate the success Molly’s Eatery and Drinkery experienced when it reopened in 2011. “They can find a good, new following with remodeling,” Hopkins said. Hopkins says he believes there is enough room in DeKalb for another bar, and he is happy to see people invest in DeKalb. “Those are the kinds of investments, even though there’s a perception of a party mentality, they show a confidence in the neighborhood,” Hopkins said. Fitzharris said Rosy’s Roadhouse will be open as Starbusters on Saturday, and they will have a grand opening in August. The cover band, Mike and Joe, is already scheduled to perform Oct. 12 at Rosy’s Roadhouse.

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SPRINGFIELD – House Republicans cranked up the pressure Tuesday for a vote on legislation regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois, saying it has the backing of industry and environmentalists and would pass easily, and that the state is losing out on jobs and revenue by dragging its heels. Minority Leader Tom Cross and Rep. David Reis, a sponsor of the bill, accused House Speaker Michael Madigan of holding up the vote for political reasons while lawmakers try to overhaul the state’s worst-in-the-nation pension problem and other contentious issues. The Republicans said the bill – aside from a last-minute amendment on hiring requirements – has the support to pass. “It’s unfortunate sometimes that groups and industries get used as pawns for leverage,” said Reis, who didn’t detail the politicking allegations. “This is too important of an issue.” Madigan has said he supports a temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” while further study is

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Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego, answers questions Tuesday on oil drilling in Illinois at the State Capitol. conducted on its safety, though some have suggested that was meant to pressure industry over fees and “severance” taxes – which since were worked out – or to use as leverage on other legislation. More than 50 House members have already pledged to support the bill, which was crafted during months of negotiations involving industry officials and environmental-

ists and which supporters say would establish the strictest regulations on fracking in the country. Gov. Pat Quinn supports the bill, which he calls a jobs measure. But the proposal has stalled in committee, most recently after a union-backed amendment was filed to require companies to hire state-licensed water well drillers. “You want skilled workers. You don’t let some guy wander in from who knows where,” Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said Tuesday. “[Madigan] wants a moratorium unless the safeguards can be worked out.” Hydraulic fracturing uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals to crack rock formations and release oil and natural gas. While the industry says it can be done without harm, opponents say it could cause pollution and deplete resources.

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8POLICE REPORTS

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

DeKalb city Edgar M. Aburto, 22, of the 400 block of South Fourth Street in DeKalb, was charged Sunday, April 28, with possession of marijuana. Michael D. Campbell, 27, of the 800 block of Prospect Street in DeKalb, was charged Monday, April 29, with fighting. Taylor J. Glasgow, 21, of the 1000 block of Conrad Lane in Shorewood, was charged Monday, April 29, with criminal damage to property. Jarrell T. Haynes, 28, of the 6900 block of Carpenter Street in Chicago, was charged Monday, April 29, with obstructing justice and criminal trespassing. Chelcie A. Lannom, 20, of the 1400 block of Twombly Road in DeKalb, was arrest-

ed Monday, April 29, on a failure-to-appear warrant for assault. She also was charged with driving with a suspended license, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and driving with suspended registration. Angela M. Paige, 26, of the 600 block of North Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb, was charged Monday, April 29, with obstructing justice, aggravated domestic battery, and domestic battery. Lee J. Washington, 34, of the 100 block of Gordon Court in Lafayette, Ind., was charged Monday, April 29, with fighting.

DeKalb county Patrick J. Coffey, 42, 29000 Pleasant Hill Drive in Kingston, was charged Sunday, April 28, with driving under the influence.

Northern Ill. University Gabrielle M. Aguilar, 19, of the 22000 block of Brookwood Drive in Sauk Village, was charged Saturday, April 27, with criminal trespass to real

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8OBITUARIES MARYANN CAFFARELLO Born: Sept. 26, 1939, in Chicago, Ill. Died: April 23, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. GENOA – MaryAnn Caffarello, 73, of Genoa, Ill., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in DeKalb. She spent her life driving a cab in the downtown Chicago area; a job she loved greatly. She lived in Chicago until she retired, and then moved to Genoa with her family. She is survived by one brother, Robert; two daughters, Karen and Kelly; one son, Keith; and seven grandchildren, Mary, Tom, Allen, James, Jaime, Jeremy and Melissa. Services were private for family only. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

ARLENE P. JOHNSON Born: Sept. 8, 1916, in Lee County, Ill. Died: April 29, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Arlene P. Johnson, 96, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb. Born Sept. 8, 1916, in Lee County, the daughter of Martin and Anna (Arndt) Primm, she married Bernard C. Johnson on Sept. 30, 1939, at Methodist Church Parsonage in Genoa. Arlene was a 1934 graduate of Sycamore High School. She worked at Duplex in Sycamore for more than 23 years. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Sycamore and very active in the Dustin Order of the Eastern Star 365, where she served as the worthy matron for several years. Survivors include one daughter, Holly (Ted) Restel of Nebo, N.C.; two grandsons, Greg (Kathy)

property. Matthew S. Francis, 19, of the 13000 West Blanchard Road in Beach Park, was charged Saturday, April 27, with domestic battery and unlawful restraint. Gabrielle M. Aguilar, 19, of the 22000 block of Brookwood Drive in Sauk Village, was charged Sunday, April 28, with criminal trespass to real property and consumption of alcohol by a minor. Tristan D. Brundy, 20, of the 800 block of Pin Oak Drive in University Park, was charged Sunday, April 28, with driving under the influence of alcohol, underage drinking, possession of marijuana, driving without insurance, and driving with a tail light out. Jacob W. King, 20, of the 3400 block of West Hamilton Road in Monee, Ill., was charged Sunday, April 28, with underage drinking and possession of marijuana. Sean M. Johnson, 24, of the 1200 block of 14th Avenue in Maywood, was arrested Monday, April 29, on a failure-to-appear warrant for retail theft.

Restel of Savannah, Ga., and Todd (Eva Marie) Restel of LaCrosse, Wis.; six great-grandsons, Grant, Jared, Benjamin, Joel, Wyatt and Joshua; one sister-in-law, Madeline Johnson of Rockford; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Kenneth and Wilbur Primm. Her funeral service will be in noon Friday, May 3, at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore, with the Rev. William Landis officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home. Memorials for Arlene Johnson may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

ARTHUR J. O’NEILL Born: Dec. 14, 1917, in East Dubuque, Ill. Died: April 27, 2013, in Rockford, Ill. ROCKFORD – The Most Rev. Arthur J. O’Neill, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, died peacefully Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his residence in Presence Cor Mariae Center in Rockford. He was 95 and recently celebrated 70 years in the priesthood. Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill was born Dec. 14, 1917, in East Dubuque, to Leslie J. and Clara (Runde) O’Neill. He attended St. Mary School in East Dubuque, East Dubuque High School (1931-32) and Loras Acade-

my in Dubuque, Iowa (1932-35). He began college studies at Loras College, Dubuque, and continued at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore (1937-1939) and completed his seminary studies there in 1943. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John J. Boylan on March 27, 1943, at St. James Pro-Cathedral in Rockford. He served as an associate at St. James Parish in Rockford (19431954), then became editor of The Observer diocesan newspaper, remaining in that position until 1968. In 1954, he became administrator at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Freeport, becoming pastor there in 1957, serving in that position until 1967 when he became pastor of then-St. Peter Church (later the Cathedral of St. Peter). His service also included being director of the Holy Name Society, head of the Diocesan Commission on Sacred Music, and service as a judge and notary of the then-“diocesan matrimonial court” (now the Diocesan Tribunal). In 1963, he was named a Papal Chamberlain with the title of Very Reverend Monsignor. Pope Paul VI appointed Monsignor O’Neill to be the Bishop of Rockford on Aug. 19, 1968. He was the first native born priest of the diocese to serve as its bishop. He chose as his episcopal motto, “Ut Omnes Unum Sint,” (That All May Be One). He was ordained and installed as Bishop of Rockford on Oct. 11, 1968. He was the first Bishop of Rockford ordained using the new rite established during the Second Vatican Council. Some of the milestones of Bishop O’Neill’s 26 years of service to the Rockford Diocese include establishing parishes in Crystal View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates

Lake, North Aurora, McHenry, Rockford, Roscoe and Woodstock. In 1970, he designated that St. Peter Church would be the new Cathedral for the diocese. He was the first bishop in the United States to use the new rite for the communal anointing of the sick. He established a vocation commission, a Diocesan Board of Pastoral Mediation and Arbitration, a Spanish Speaking Apostolate (now Office for Hispanic Ministry), called for a Pastoral Synod in 1974, established the Diocesan Services Program to fund diocesan apostolates and programs, established the Diocesan Investment and Loan program and the Catholic Foundation for the People of the Rockford Diocese. Bishop O’Neill served the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a member of the Communications Committee and as a member of the United States Advisory Council. In the Rockford Diocese he established an Office of Communication and a weekly television Catholic Mass for shut-ins. He reorganized the administrative structure of the diocese dividing diocesan life into vicariates, established St. Anne Nursing Center, St. Anne Place (now known as Sienna on Brendenwood) and St. Vincent Home for the Aged in Freeport. Bishop O’Neill ordained the diocese’s very first class of permanent deacons in 1975. He established Vianney Oaks retirement home for priests, and broke ground for the New Aurora Central Catholic High School and established the Ministry Formation Program. Bishop O’Neill retired as bishop June 24, 1994. Survivors are sisters, Sister

Helen O’Neill, O.P., of Sinsinawa Mound, Wis., and Erma Schneider of Dubuque. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews, his brother priests and the Catholic laity he served. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth and Lois; and brother, Earl. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford, with the Office of the Dead at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Cathedral of St. Peter with the Most Rev. David J. Malloy, Bishop of Rockford, as the main celebrant. Interment will be at St. Mary/St. James Cemetery, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, memorials may be made to the Diocesan Stewardship Appeal founded by Bishop O’Neill in 1975. Arrangements are being completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

CLAYTON H. REITAN Clayton Harold Reitan, Ph.D., 86, of DeKalb, Ill., died Monday, March 25, 2013. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, with full military honors. A reception follows. For his complete obituary, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd. com or call 815-756-1022. Visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Rochelle railcar plant to expand, add jobs ROCHELLE – Japan’s Nippon Sharyo Ltd. announced Tuesday that it’s expanding its passenger railcar factory in Rochelle. Nippon Sharyo Ltd. Chairman Katsuyuki Ikushima said the $54 million expansion will create about 80 permanent local jobs and about 200 construction jobs. The company builds rail cars that can travel up to 125 mph. The state of Illinois is paying $5.5 million to connect a rail line to the new factory. Construction starts this spring and operations are expected to begin in 2014.

AFSCME to take new vote on state contract SPRINGFIELD – The largest Illinois government employees’ union will take a second ratification vote on its tentative three-year contract because of a lawsuit over back wages. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees approved the agreement with Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration on March 20. But AFSCME announced Tuesday it would schedule a new vote because Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office hasn’t dropped a lawsuit concerning raises due in 2011 and 2012.

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Obama: U.S. action possible in Syria The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signaled Tuesday he would consider U.S. military action against Syria if “hard, effective evidence” is found to bolster intelligence that chemical weapons have been used in the 2-year-old civil war. Among the potential options being readied for him: weapons and ammunition for the Syrian rebels. Despite such planning, Obama appealed for patience during a White House news conference, saying he needed more conclusive evidence about how and when chemical weapons detected by U.S. intelligence agencies were used and who deployed them. If those questions can be answered, Obama said he would consider actions the Pentagon and intelligence community have prepared for him in the event Syria has crossed his

Nation’s view on jobs, pay brighter The ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Barack Obama answers questions Tuesday during his news conference at the White House in Washington. chemical weapons “red line.” “There are options that are available to me that are on the shelf right now that we have not deployed,” he told reporters packed into the White House briefing room. Beyond lethal aid to the rebels, several government agen-

cies are also drafting plans for establishing a protective “no-fly zone” over Syria and for targeted missile strikes, according to officials familiar with the planning. However, the officials, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were not autho-

FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up WASHINGTON – The government Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration is an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the drug.

Tony nods largely skip stars for stage veterans NEW YORK – The Tony Awards committee largely favored tried-and-true stage veterans over flashy visitors Tuesday when announcing this year’s Tony nominations, with Hollywood stars such as Bette Midler, Al Pacino

and Scarlett Johansson never hearing their names called. The acting categories were mostly filled by established theater creatures such as Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Laura Osnes, Nathan Lane, Tracy Letts, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

Pa. abortion doctor’s murder trial goes to jury PHILADELPHIA – A jury began weighing murder charges Tuesday against a doctor charged with killing five people, including four babies allegedly born alive in what authorities describe as illegal, late-term abortions routinely performed at his clinic. Kermit Gosnell, 72, faces the death penalty if convicted.

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WASHINGTON – Americans are more optimistic the job market is healing and will deliver higher pay later this year. That brighter outlook, along with rising home prices, cheaper gasoline and a surging stock market, could offset some of the drag from the recent tax increases and government spending cuts. A gauge of consumer confidence rose in April, reversing a decline in March, the Conference Board, a private research group, said Tuesday. The board attributed the gain to optimism about hiring and pay increases. Economists also cited higher home values and record stock prices. Despite the rise in the index, to 68.1 from 61.9 in March, confidence remains well below its historic average of 92. Still, the increase signaled that consumers, whose spending drives about 70 percent of the economy, see better times ahead. A separate report Tuesday showed that home prices nationwide rose in February by the most in nearly seven years. The Standard & Poor’s/ Case-Shiller 20-city home price index jumped 9.3 percent in February from a year earlier. Prices in all 20 cities rose on an annual basis for a second straight month. Phoenix led all cities with a year-over-year price gain of 23 percent. Floyd Scott, owner-broker at Century 21 Arizona Foothills in Phoenix, said demand is particularly strong for homes priced below $300,000. Because of a tight supply, homes for sale are routinely receiving multiple offers, he said. That’s driving prices up. “Now the job market is starting to improve, so younger adults are moving out and either getting an apartment or a house,” he said. The reports were released the same day the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee began a two-day meeting. Analysts expect the Fed to announce today that it will maintain its low interest rate policies, which include an $85-billion-a-month bond-buying program. The Fed’s bond purchases are intended to keep interest rates low to spur borrowing, spending and investing. Its policies have helped keep loan rates at record lows. Big changes in government policy have caused sharp swings in consumer sentiment in recent months. Social Security taxes rose 2 percentage points Jan. 1. That lowered incomes for a typical household earning $50,000 by about $1,000 this year. A household with two highly paid workers has up to $4,500 less.

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Arab League ups peace plan The ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM – The Arab League’s decision to sweeten its decade-old proposal offering comprehensive peace with Israel has placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a bind and swiftly exposed fissures in his new government. Netanyahu’s chief peace negotiator Tuesday welcomed the modified Arab proposal, while the prime minister remained silent, reflecting the internal divisions that lie ahead as the U.S. tries to restart long-frozen peace talks with the Palestinians. “This is a positive announcement,� negotiator Tzi-

pi Livni told Channel 10 TV, adding it gave “tail wind� to peace efforts. “At the end you need a direct negotiation between the Israelis and the Palestinians.� The original 2002 Arab peace initiative offered Israel peace with the entire Arab and Muslim world in exchange for a “complete withdrawal� from territories captured in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians claim the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, all seized by Israel in 1967. The initiative was revolutionary when it was introduced by Saudi Arabia’s then crown prince, King Ab-

dullah, and endorsed by the 22-member Arab League. The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation endorsed the plan as well. However, it was overshadowed by fierce Israeli-Palestinian fighting and greeted with skepticism by Israel. Speaking on behalf of an Arab League delegation, Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani reiterated the need to base an agreement between Israel and a future Palestine on the 1967 lines, but for the first time, he cited the possibility of “comparable,� mutually agreed and “minor� land swaps between the two.

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8NATION BRIEF New forms released to apply for health care WASHINGTON – After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration Tuesday unveiled simplified forms to apply for insurance under the president’s new health care law. You won’t have to lay bare your medical history

but you will have to detail your finances. An earlier version of the forms provoked griping that they were as bad as tax forms and might cause uninsured people to give up. The biggest change: a five-page short form that single people can fill out. That form includes a

cover page with instructions and another page if you want to designate someone to help you through the process. The abridged application for families starts at 12 pages, and grows as you add children. But most people are expected to apply online.

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Rep. fears salary rule’s effect on NIU • PENSIONS Continued from page A1 a new twist. The highest salary on which a pension could be based would be about $110,000, instead of the $113,700 Social Security guideline. That salary would increase by only half the rate of inflation each year. Pritchard said he was worried about how that could affect universities such as Northern Illinois as they strive to recruit for highly-sought faculty and staff. “That disadvantages the more highly paid people – we’re going to lose faculty because of this kind of plan, unless the university makes its own 401(k) kind of plan,â€? Pritchard said. But cost-of-living increases for retirees could be more generous under the Speaker’s plan. Instead of basing increases on the first $25,000 of an annual pension, it would be 3 percent of $1,000 for each year of service. So someone working 30 years would do better than under past proposals. Demmer said he was open to this idea on cost of living adjustments, calling it rea-

sonable. However, he said he wanted more time to study the plan. “There might be something you don’t see in the first pass,� Demmer said. Pritchard said he also wanted to see more analysis on the bill before judging it fully. He added that an actuarial analysis, which would detail how much it would save the state, has not been released yet. Lawmakers have wrestled for years over the growing problem in the state’s five pension accounts covering state and university employees, teachers, judges and members of the General Assembly. Years of skipping or shorting payments to the pension funds have left the state almost $100 billion short of what it needs to cover the pensions of all current and retired employees. To catch up, the state has to pay more than $6 billion in the budget year that begins July 1 – about a fifth of the total amount available for all services, including education, health care and public safety. The Madigan proposal would bring the systems to full funding by 2044.

Key pieces of the plan have popped out of the House as Madigan set up a system where the entire House debated pension-reform issues individually instead of all at once. Tuesday’s legislation fulfills a prediction by Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Madigan lieutenant on the issue, that those pieces would eventually be combined into one bill. Other parts of the Madigan plan remain unchanged from those proposed by Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat, and House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego. They include a promise that starting in 2020, the state will contribute an additional $1 billion annually to the pension funds, reflecting the retirement of bonds sold to borrow money for pensions. The final, $952 million payment is due in 2019. And the bill would guarantee that the state would make the payment it owes each year – determined by actuaries – or the officials that operate the individual pension systems could file a lawsuit.

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Priest associate Joyce Beaulieu stands Tuesday near Normal Road outside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church waiting to offer snacks and prayers to anyone who passed during the church’s Prayers2Pass event.

Prayer event was open to those of all faiths • PRAYERS Continued from page A1 The church also posted prayers online on their Twitter account, @StPaulsDeKalb, each was marked with the hashtag #Prayers2Pass. Jamie Stubblefield, a member of St. Paul’s, said he thought using Twitter allowed the event to easily spread among NIU students. “We thought it might be a way that, if we marked it with a hashtag, it might spread the word a little bit

with students,� Stubblefield said. “If they notice their friend tweeting a hashtag and they checked it out. We’re just trying it out.� Walker-Frontjes added that the Internet and social media provide another way for people of faith to connect and share with each other. Later that day, members of the church specifically named the people who asked for a public prayer during a vigil. Walker-Frontjes said the vigil gave members of the congregation a way to contribute to the event.

Joyce Beaulieu, a priest associate at St. Paul’s, said the prayers were open to everyone, regardless of faith and regardless of the reason. One person, who identified himself as Hank, prayed for his dog to get better. An NIU student from Africa also sought guidance. “We’ve noticed a lot of students from ... all over the world – here they are, away from families,� Beaulieu said. “They’re getting into an anxious time of their lives with finals beginning on Saturday, so we thought we should do this.�

• Daily Chronicle reporter David Thomas contributed to this report.

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A little humility may be in order This is for the rest of us. Meaning the ones who don’t have personal chefs, gift-wrapping rooms or hired sycophants, who don’t hobnob or rub shoulders, and who drive the same car every day of the week. The rest of us would like to offer some of you a little advice: If you ever find yourself asking, “Do you know who I am?” or any variation thereof, it’s a pretty good indicator that you are not, in fact, as famous as your hired sycophants (and your ego) have led you to believe. If it is necessary to call attention to your fame, you may not be all that famous to begin with. Besides which, doing so is in terrible taste. Reese Witherspoon, known for her work in films like “Legally Blonde” and “Walk the Line” (for which she won an Academy Award), is the latest celebrity to learn this. She was arrested for disorderly conduct recently after allegedly interfering with a Georgia state trooper, who had pulled over her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, on suspicion of drunken driving. Authorities say Witherspoon, who has since apologized and pronounced herself “deeply embarrassed,” asked the trooper, “Do you know my name?” and announced to him, “You’re about to find out who I am. ... You’re about to be on national news.” In other words: “Do you know who I am?”– a question that should never be asked by anyone who is not suffering

you may even receive the kind of “justice” O.J. Simpson did in 1995. No one loses sleep over this. So be it. C’est la vie. But that forbearance carries an unwritten rule: You may accept these perks, amnesia. And yet, it – or, again, some but you may not ostentatiously demand version of it – is asked often whenever them. To do so is to affront what remains the famous, the near-famous, the used-toof our egalitarian ideals. From those upon be-famous and the famous in their own whom we confer celebrity, we expect a minds find themselves colliding with real little occasional humility in return. If you life. have none, at least have the good sense to Do you know who I am? fake it. This was, in essence, Gloria James’ Witherspoon did not. alleged riposte during a drunken 2011 Do you know who I am? altercation with a parking valet, though The question reeks of entitlement, conher only claim to fame is that, 29 years descension and arrogance. It is the bratty ago, she gave birth to LeBron. It is what inquiry of someone who has believed washed-up NBA star Allen Iverson report- her own hype, drunk her own Kool-Aid, edly spent 20 minutes yelling at a police become lost in her own image. officer during a 2011 traffic stop in AtlanThe lady will weather this, of course. ta. It is said to be what Lindsay Lohan’s Who could hold a grudge against Reese mother Dina yelled when she was turned Witherspoon? away from a Hollywood nightspot in 2009 Still, there is a certain satisfaction for trying to take her then-15-year-old in seeing her rant answered with handdaughter Ali inside. It is, according to po- cuffs, in watching humility imposed on lice, what the rapper N.O.R.E. screamed someone who needs it. It seems a welas he was punching out a customer a few come reminder of egalitarian ideals too years ago at a Fatburger in Miami Beach. often lost in celebrity’s flashbulb glare. Do you know who I am? It might as Witherspoon has enrolled in a pre-trial well be the battle cry of privilege. The intervention program. She has a May 22 rest of us have a complicated relationship court date. with privilege. Score one for the rest of us. We know the rules apply differently to those who possess celebrity. It gets you • Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The better seats in restaurants, more attenMiami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, tive service in stores. You don’t wait in Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via lines. And if you find yourself in trouble, e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

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8VIEWS

Illinois isn’t hopeless; it is worth the fight SPRINGFIELD – Every once in a while someone will ask, “Scott, why are you so critical of Illinois?” My response is simple: I love it here. This is the state where I was born and where I was raised. During my adult life, I’ve lived in five states and the Land of Lincoln is hands down the best. Mind you, a state is more than an amalgamation of laws and policies. It is people and land and opportunity. Much the way spouses offer suggestions to one another, my criticism is done out of love. The hog farm I grew up on near Galesburg is a world apart from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. But it’s enjoyable to take the train to the city and see Sue the Dinosaur at the Field Museum or chow down with my kids on a Giordano’s pizza in the Loop. I loved to take my Labrador retriever for long walks on the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline. (What an awe-inspiring view of the Mississippi!) I’m proud of the master’s degree I hold from one of the Prairie State’s universities. Make no mistake about it. I’m an Illi-

noisan by choice. I want to see my three young daughters prosper in this great state. But I worry. • I worry when I drive by the factories in my hometown and see their parking lots overgrown with weeds. Illinois ranks second in the nation for unemployment. • I’m concerned because Illinois public schools are failing our children. The state’s largest school district, Chicago Public Schools, has a graduation rate of only about 60 percent. • I’m ashamed that our state government fails to be fiscally responsible. Illinois has more than $9 billion in unpaid bills, unfunded pension liabilities of nearly $100 billion and the worst credit rating in the nation. Politicians of all stripes are to blame. But rather than focus on who is at fault, we need to focus on solutions. After all, Illinois isn’t hopeless. If it were, I wouldn’t have chosen to raise my family here. Here are some thoughts on the state’s current predicament: Taxes – According to the Tax Foundation, Illinois taxpayers bear the

fourth-highest burden in the nation. With 46 states offering more friendly environs to both people and businesses, the Prairie State needs to look at lowering rather than increasing taxes – if it wants to attract more people and business. Education – Money should follow the student. Parents should be empowered to use education dollars to purchase the best available education for their youngster – public, private, online and public schools all should be among the options available. Business – Instead of cutting sweetheart deals with big corporations, such as Sears, we need a state that fosters a positive environment for businesses large and small. This can only be accomplished by creating an economy where all businesses – not just politically chosen ones – can benefit from low taxes and regulations. Change never comes easy. But Illinois is worth the fight.

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

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Right on schedule, the orange and white construction signs are beginning to pop up on roads around the area. This year, the state of Illinois plans to spend $2.24 billion on projects to repair roads and bridges around the state. Locally, there will be work on Bethany Road between First Street and Meadow Trail and on Taylor Street near Lions Park in DeKalb; in Sycamore, Bethany will be widened between Peace and Somonauk roads. A couple of bridges, including on Five Points For the record Road and Base Line Road, also are scheduled for reSo this construction pairs this year. season, keep yourself safe: Road construction is Remember to slow down necessary, but the areas and watch the road as you where the work is done pass through construction can be dangerous. Whethzones. er they encounter road construction close to home or miles away, drivers must remember to slow down and pay attention to the road, both for their sake and for the sake of construction workers. There are special rules for driving through work zones. Drivers who violate posted work-zone speed limits can be slapped with a $375 fine for their first offense and must make a mandatory court appearance. The work zone speed limits apply even when workers are not present. There also are laws in place that apply to cellphones. It is illegal to talk on a phone while driving through a highway construction work zone or a school zone. Texting or surfing the Internet while driving are also illegal. Fines for violators start at $75. Although the fines for breaking the rules are one good reason to follow the rules, the fact is that they are there to protect drivers and their passengers as much as anyone. Of the 19 people who died in work-zone crashes in Illinois last year, 10 of them were drivers, three were passengers in vehicles, and two were motorcyclists. Only two of those killed were construction workers, and two others were pedestrians, according to data from IDOT. So this construction season, keep yourself safe: Remember to slow down and watch the road as you pass through construction zones.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Internet sales taxes only fair The U.S. Senate last week took up a bill that authorizes every state government to require Internet sellers to collect sales taxes on goods shipped to customers in that state. This overdue legislation would correct a legal loophole that gives an unwarranted competitive advantage to out-of-state Internet sellers and hurts local businesses. The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that a retailer must have a physical presence in a state before it can be required to collect that state’s sales taxes, but said Congress could pass a law overruling this finding. Since 1992 online sales have expanded dramatically, reaching a nationwide total of $223 billion in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Congress should pass the bill to overturn the outdated Supreme Court ruling. The bill is fair because it eliminates a big competitive advantage enjoyed by out-of-state Internet sellers over in-state retailers, who must charge sales tax. Its passage would improve the vitality of local businesses and significantly increase state and local revenues. For example, a study by the University of Tennessee cited by the National Conference of State Legislatures calculated that states lost $23.3 billion in uncollected sales taxes from Internet sales in 2012. Illinois’ share was more than $1 billion. A study of this issue by economists at Stanford University found, unsurprisingly, that consumer choices are significantly influenced by changes in tax rates. If the Senate bill becomes law, consumers who can no longer escape state sales taxes when buying big-ticket items such as appliances and televisions might turn to local suppliers instead of big Internet sellers. .. The bill before the Senate exempts businesses with annual sales of $1 million or less from having to comply with state taxes on Internet sales. Businesses subject to the taxes would be notified by each state of their tax obligations and would send collections to a single state agency. States must provide free tax software to vendors to simplify their reporting and tax return. That’s fair, and practical. This bill should become law. Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST TODAY

High pressure along the East Coast will hang on for one more day, bringing another 80-degree afternoon around the area. Winds will continue to come up from the south/southwest. A cold front will move into the area Thursday bringing light showers with better chances of more widespread rain Friday and Saturday and highs near 60.

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Becoming partly Mostly cloudy with a few sunny, breezy showers; cooler and warm

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Periods of showers; continued cool

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Winds: W 5-10 mph

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REGIONAL CITIES

REGIONAL WEATHER

DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 82° Low .............................................................. 56° Normal high ............................................. 65° Normal low ............................................... 43° Record high .............................. 87° in 1970 Record low ................................ 33° in 2008

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 6.78” Normal month to date ....................... 3.27” Year to date ......................................... 14.07” Normal year to date ............................ 8.56”

Sunrise today ................................ 5:51 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 7:53 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 1:04 a.m. Moonset today .......................... 11:30 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 5:50 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 7:55 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................... 1:44 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................. 12:39 p.m.

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AIR QUALITY TODAY

May 9

Lake Geneva 75/43 Rockford 79/47

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 78/47

Joliet 81/49

La Salle 82/50 Streator 85/52

Source: National Allergy Bureau

Evanston 78/49 Chicago 81/54

Aurora 82/47

POLLEN INDEX

Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Waukegan 76/44

Arlington Heights 81/50

DeKalb 82/58

Main ofender ................................................... N.A.

Hammond 82/51 Gary 83/52 Kankakee 83/52

Peoria 83/53

Watseka 85/54

Pontiac 86/54

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Tomorrow Hi Lo W 68 44 t 73 56 t 60 39 r 64 40 t 77 54 t 70 43 t 69 45 t 76 49 t 68 45 t 70 48 t 62 43 r 71 46 t 70 45 t 72 46 t 68 45 t 62 44 r 56 39 t 65 43 t 64 41 t 73 51 t 64 43 r 67 45 t 60 39 t 66 40 t 70 45 t

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SECTION B Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

NORTHERN ILLINOIS ATHLETICS

Compher reflects on time at NIU By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

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Pregame injury takes out Wild goaltender CHICAGO – The Blackhawks’ first surprise of the playoffs arrived about a half-hour before Tuesday’s opening faceoff against the Minnesota Wild. It turned out that Josh Harding, not Niklas Backstrom (pictured, left), would oppose the Hawks in net. Backstrom was injured during pregame warmups and needed help heading off of the ice. The 35-year-old goaltender from Finland was expected to be the full-time starter for the Wild during the playoffs after appearing in 42 of 48 games during the regular season. Instead, Harding stepped in for Backstrom for the remainder of pregame warmups, and he was announced as the starter about 10 minutes before the start of the game. Harding appeared in only five games during the regular season, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.24 goals-against average and a .863 save percentage. – Tom Musick, tmusick@shawmedia.com

After almost five years at Northern Illinois, Jeff Compher will take over as East Carolina’s athletic director today. Before leaving DeKalb, Compher talked with Daily Chronicle sports writer Steve Nitz about his tenure in DeKalb and the future of the athletic department. Below is an edited transcript.

DAILY CHRONICLE: What were your main goals when you got the job, and do you

feel you were able to accomplish most of them? COMPHER: My main goals were to start winning championships. ... We needed to get some momentum as far as winning goes, and I think for the most Jeff Compher part we’ve been able to accomplish that. Not certainly in every sport but in many of the sports ... over the last five years, and I think we’ve seen progress in those areas. ... It was winning with

More online For all your NIU sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and much more – log on to HuskieWire.com. balance, winning the right way, winning with that in mind. Because of that, what we’ve been able to do academically is something else that I’ve appreciated. That was always something that I knew this university cared about was that balanced approach to

winning. Not just on the field or the court or in the match, it was always about winning in the classroom as well. I just feel really good about how we’ve done and performed in that area. DC: Is there any certain thing you wish you would have been able to accomplish during your time here that you didn’t? COMPHER: I think you always would have liked to have sold more tickets. I think that’s important. Build more momentum around the program since we’ve had more success. Would have liked to

have sold more tickets and I think would have liked to have seen more progress out of basketball. But I think still they’re the right decisions as far as the leadership of [men’s and women’s basketball], and I’m really excited for the future of them. I just think that it’s going to take a while to get to that point. We’ve got to keep seeing progress, and I’m seeing progress in different areas, not so much on the court with the W’s and L’s, but in areas like the classroom and in areas

See COMPHER, page B2

DEKALB 1, SYCAMORE 0

Barbs take control

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8WHAT TO WATCH

Pro baseball White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m., WCIU Chris Sale looks to go over .500 when the Sox face the Rangers for the second game of this three-game series.

Also on TV... Pro baseball Washington at Atlanta, 6 p.m., ESPN San Diego at Cubs, 7:05 p.m., CSN Pro basketball Eastern Conference first round, Game 5, Boston at New York, 6 p.m., TNT Eastern Conference first round, Game 5, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., NBATV Western Conference first round, Game 5, Houston at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m., TNT Pro hockey Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Game 1, Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m., CNBC Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Game 1, N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Western Conference quarterfinals, Game 1, San Jose at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN Soccer UEFA Champions League, semifinal, second leg, Bayern Munich at Barcelona, 1:30 p.m., FX

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Sycamore’s Katherine Kohler brings the ball upfield as DeKalb’s Kelli Cardine pursues Tuesday during the Barbs’ 1-0 victory in Sycamore.

Win over Sycamore gives DeKalb NI Big 12 East lead By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com

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DeKALB – Beating Sycamore is always special for the DeKalb girls soccer team. But the Barbs felt a little extra satisfaction after a 1-0 victory Tuesday. The Spartans beat out DeKalb (9-1-

2, 5-0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) for a conference title last season before squeaking out a regional championship win on DeKalb’s field, so the revenge felt nice after the Barbs took the driver’s seat in the race for the conference title. “They got us twice on our field last year, for a conference championship and for a regional championship, so

we really wanted this one,” DeKalb coach Phil Rouse said. “It was just a tremendous team effort.” Abby Hickey’s penalty kick goal in the 49th minute, which was the result of a controversial call, turned the tide in the rivalry and changed the dynamic of the game.

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BASEBALL: SYCAMORE 2, KANELAND 1

Spartans’ offense breaks through to beat Knights By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh and the rest his team were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. Spartans starting pitcher Scott Nelson had shut out Kaneland through the first five innings but sat in the dugout as the Spartans’ offense came up empty. Finally, Sycamore broke through in the bottom of the fifth, with Mitchell Jordan scoring on an error and Cooper Vinz driving in Nate

Haacker on a sacrifice fly. It was all Nelson and the Spartans would need in a 2-1 victory over the Knights. “It’s great to have some insurance runs,” Nelson said. “When you’re out pitching, your team’s got your defense, it’s good to know that your bats are there too.” Sycamore (17-5, 8-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) left 11 runners on base, but got enough clutch hitting to help Nelson, who improved to 5-0, on the mound. Nelson struck eight and Kaneland (7-11, 4-6 NI Big 12 East) pitcher Matt Lim-

brunner’s sixth-inning homer was the only damage to Nelson’s line. Nelson did a good job of pitching up in the zone, letting the fly balls get knocked down by the strong wind. “I’m usually more of a ground ball pitcher,” Nelson said. Scott Nelson “ B u t t o d a y that worked. Held up in the air a little bit longer, so easier for our outfielders to get there with the wind blowing in.”

Cavanaugh said one big reason for Nelson’s success has been his ability to pitch out of the strike zone, whether it’s throwing high fastballs or putting hitters away with low breaking pitches. “Last year, the problem with Scott was he threw too many strikes. Everything was a strike,” Cavanaugh said. “ ... Scott’s been great since he started to pitch out of the strike zone. With a lot of your high school pitchers, you tell them to put the glove in the middle of the strike zone and let the natural movement or the wild-

ness take it to a corner. But with Scott we’ve got to get on a corner, we’ve got to get inside, we’ve got to get outside, because he hits the glove, and he does it all the time.” Limbrunner threw five innings for Kaneland, striking out five. He had to work around four errors, but was able to get out of jams. “He’s going to scratch and claw and fight, and he’s going to be the last man standing, he’s going to get out of there,” Knights coach Brian Aversa said. “He’s going to do whatever he can to help the team.”


SPORTS

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Hiawatha at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Morris at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Softball Genoa-Kingston at Hampshire, 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Hinckley-Big Rock at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Rockford Christian, 6 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Hustle Hog softball tournament this weekend The Hustle Hog Icebreaker men’s fastpitch softball tournament will be at Katz Park in DeKalb on Friday through Sunday. The tournament will feature players and teams from six different states, as well as players from New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the Czech Republic. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the championship scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. There will also be a couple of local teams competing.

Rourke leads NCC men’s basketball to best season Former DeKalb basketball player Pat Rourke helped North Central College to the best season in school history this year. Rourke played in all 32 games, averaging 3.3 points a game for the Cardinals, who went 28-4 to establish a new school record for wins. North Central won its second consecutive College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the first time. Rourke, who helped lead DeKalb to the Class 3A Hampshire Sectional final as a high school senior in 2010, scored a career-high 15 points on March 16 in a 83-73 victory over CCIW rival Illinois Wesleyan University in the Sweet 16. Rourke is one of three starters returning to next year’s team.

Sycamore Rugby Football Club hosts tournament The Sycamore Rugby Football Club will sponsor its fourth annual Carpe Diem Rugby Tournament on Sunday. Eight high school boys teams will play a round-robin tournament at Sycamore Park on Airport Road. There will also be two girls matches consisting of teams compiled from several high schools. Admission to the event is free and concessions will be sold by the Sycamore Park District.

Strasburg may have irritated nerve in arm ATLANTA – Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson says Stephen Strasburg may have has irritated a nerve in his right arm using an electrical stimulation machine. The machines are used by athletes to build strength and are attached with adhesive electrodes. Johnson said Tuesday the device could have been placed too close to a nerve in Strasburg’s right arm. Johnson says it is too early to determine whether Strasburg will make his next scheduled start Saturday at Pittsburgh. The manager want to see how the right-hander throws in a bullpen session.

Tour drops its doping case against Vijay Singh CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The PGA Tour dropped its doping case against Vijay Singh on Tuesday based on new information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said using deer antler spray is no longer prohibited because it contains such small amounts of a growth hormone factor. – Staff, wire reports

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GENOA-KINGSTON

PREP ROUNDUP

Wakeley to play golf at Lewis

Friedlund leads Barbs to win

By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com Qualifying for the IHSA Class A state golf tournament in the fall changed everything for Genoa-Kingston senior Emily Wakeley. She became the first G-K girls golfer in school history to qualify for the state tournament and tied for 39th over the tournament’s two days. “Before [qualifying for state tournament] I was going to go to college, but not for a sport,” Wakeley said. “But then after…I had multiple coaches contact me.” On Tuesday, Wakeley signed her letter of intent to play golf at Lewis University. G-K senior volleyball player Vanessa Garza also was honored for previously committing to play volleyball at Judson University. Wakeley, the 2012 Daily Chronicle Girls Golf Player of the Year, chose Lewis over North Central College and Central College in Iowa, preferring the school’s larger campus. Her dad also attended Lewis for his freshman year of college. Wakeley said she will play in various golf tournaments this year and practice with her swing coach before heading to Romeoville. “I never expected anything like this,” Wakeley said. “State was amazing to get to.” Garza knew Judson was the right fit for her right after her visit to the fouryear university in Elgin this spring. She had put together highlight videos from her senior season and the Judson coaches invited her to a workout. “When I got there I just felt very welcomed,” said Garza, a Daily Chronicle All-Area honorable mention pick in 2012. “Even the team, I got to practice with them, it was so welcoming when I got there.” Garza, who also had interest from Rockford College, was primarily an outside hitter with G-K, but isn’t sure where she’ll end up playing at Judson. “I want to continue with outside hitting and if they want to put me at right side I’ll definitely do that too,” Garza said.

By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com With DeKalb softball trailing Morris by a run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday, Sarah Friedlund hit a two-run home run to give the Barbs a 4-3 win at home. Morris led, 3-1, until the seventh when Hannah Walter doubled and eventually scored on an error. Lindsey Costliow reached base and Friedlund homered on a 2-2 pitch to win it. Friedlund had three hits while Walter and Jessica Townsend each had two.

Offense carries Sycamore: Abby Foulk gave up only two earned runs and struck out four as Sycamore got a 8-3 win over Yorkville. Jasmyne Taylor was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Tristyn Criswell went 2 for 3. Lyndsey Coddington finished 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Foulk went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. “We scored in four different innings and kept the pressure on Yorkville to match us every inning,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. Sycamore is 8-12 and 2-5 in the NI Big 12 East.

Kaneland shuts out Rochelle: Ellissa Eckert threw a three-hitter and Allyson O’Herron went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs as Kaneland won, 9-0.

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Cogs edged by Marengo: Genoa-Kingston couldn’t generate any offense at home against Marengo in a 3-0 loss. Paige Keegan had two hits and Kailyn Cygan had one for the Cogs (11-4, 3-3 Big Northern Conference East).

Hiawatha crushes LaMoille: Hiawatha defeated LaMoille, 15-3, in five innings. The Hawks recorded 12 hits, including three from Nick Doolittle, who had four RBIs. Taylor Edwards went 2 for 2 with three RBIs.

BASEBALL Indian Creek rebounds: After

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being no-hit by Serena on Monday, Indian Creek got its hitting back on track in an 11-1 win over Serena in six innings. David Boehne (4-0) went six innings and struck out seven while allowing one run to get the win while Dillon Martenson was 3 for 4 with four RBIs. The Timberwolves (7-10-1, 7-6-1 Little Ten) practiced early Tuesday morning after Monday’s loss. “It paid off because we did a nice job of making some adjustments, hitting the ball up the middle,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. Barbs fall to Yorkville: DeKalb lost to Yorkville, 8-6, on the road. Jared Johnson was 2 for 3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored while Ryan Metsker pitched five innings and had one strikeout. DeKalb scored four runs in the second to tie the game, 5-5, but Yorkville pulled away late. “We gave up a five-spot in the first,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “Ryan hung in there,

ley-Big Rock put up 13 goals in the first half of their 13-0 victory over Hall. Anne Klein had three goals and an assist while Jacqueline Madde, Andrea Binkley and Lexi Gonzales each had a goal and an assist. Kimmy Weissinger scored four goals while Mallory Drendel had two goals. Caitlin Flanigan had H-BR’s final goal. Jordan Bullard posted the shutout in net for H-BR (9-5-2).

Kaneland shuts out Rochelle: The Knights scored five goals in the second half on their way to a 6-0 win over Rochelle. Kiandra Powell had a hat trick while Michelle Ortiz had two goals for the Knights.

BOYS TRACK Kaneland wins tri: The Knights won a triangular with Morris and Yorkville. Nate Dyer won the shot put and discus while Dylan Nauert took first in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and the 200. Kaneland also won all four relays.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS MEN’S BASKETBALL

Orris joins Northern Illinois By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com Michael Orris felt he developed good relationships with the Northern Illinois coaching staff when he was being recruited out of Crete-Monee High School, where he was a double-digit scorer. Orris ended up going to Kansas State, but things just didn’t work out his freshman year, and Orris and Wildcats coach Bruce Weber thought it would be better for him to find a different situation. When Orris, a 6-2 guard, looked for another school, he got in touch with Huskies assistant coach Jon Borovich, who recruited him at CreteMonee. When he re-opened his recruiting, that rapport was still there. “I developed a really good relationship with [Borovich], and developed a good relationship with coach Mark Montgomery was well,” Orris told

the Daily Chronicle. “It was hands down a perfect fit for me and being able to get on campus and seeing everything, seeing how they operate … It seemed like the right thing.” Orris also said his AAU coach, Scott Lidskin, has been pivotal in his recruiting ever since he’s been in high school, and helped him with his decision to come to Michael Orris Northern. “He’s an integral part of everything,” Orris said. “I owe him so much.” Orris originally signed with Illinois, but was granted his release after Bruce Weber was fired following the 2011-12 season. He proceeded to follow Weber to Kansas State, where he had four points and seven assists in 49 minutes for the Wildcats his freshman year. As a senior at Crete-Monee, Orris averaged 11 points and four

assists and was an honorable mention Class 4A All-State selection. “We are really looking forward to having Michael Orris join the Huskie basketball family,” Montgomery said in a news release. “Michael is the consummate team player. He is a hard-nosed competitor and a tough defender with a great feel for the game. He is a heady guard who can make plays for others but can also score and get to the rim.” NIU has won just 10 games the past two seasons combined. The recent lack of success doesn’t bother Orris, who feels Montgomery will be able to turn things around in DeKalb. “If anyone can do it, he can. He knows how to win,” Orris said. “He’s been at Michigan State, he was there for 10 years. ... He knows what it takes to win. These last few years in coaching were the only losing seasons he had.”

Compher doesn’t believe NIU achieved football attendance goal • COMPHER Continued from page B1 outside of the competition, how hard they’re working in the weightroom, how hard they’re applying themselves in practice and those kinds of things, and how close the games have been. DC: Specifically men’s basketball, can you pinpoint a reason for why it hasn’t taken off in the last number of years? COMPHER: I can’t really pinpoint a reason. I think it’s just kind of a culmination of several bad years, we’ve got to somehow reverse that. Like I said. I think [coach Mark Montgomery] is the right guy to do that. I think that nobody works harder than him, he’s a guy of great character. I think he’s recruiting the right student-athletes here. I think it’ll happen, I think we’ve got to be patient with that because there’s never a real quick fix to a program that competitively is that far down. DC: What can the Orange Bowl appearance do, not only for the football program, but the entire athletic department? COMPHER: I think it points to the fact that we can be successful at a national level. When I first got here, someone said to me, “Jeff, you need to think big.” And we started talking about being the first team from the MAC to go to a BCS game. And the fact that we talked about it and then it occurred says that if you think big and you’re able to surround yourself with the right people and bring in the right student-athletes and you get enough wins, it can actually happen.

And I think all of our programs can look to our Orange Bowl appearance and can say “We can do it too.” It’s not going to happen overnight, you’ve got to see incremental progress, but we can do it, too. ... And I think for our university it’s the same thing. I think more and more people can look to NIU and say, “They can get it done there. They’re thinking big.” And they kind of keep that mindset like we did with our football program. I think it’s certainly the highlight of my tenure here, to have an opportunity to take a team to the Orange Bowl and to be a part of that whole experience. DC: You mentioned football attendance earlier. Overall, how did you feel about how the attendance has been, and what did you try to do throughout your tenure to improve it? COMPHER: I don’t think we’ve really achieved our goal attendance-wise. Certainly something that I wish we’d have done better, since we’ve got such a great product, and when people aren’t there to see it it’s always a little discouraging. But I don’t want to discount the people that were here. The people that were here are passionate fans and they’re great people, and they care about the Huskies. And I’m hoping that the Orange Bowl will kind of put us over the hump there, and people say, “You know what, they’re a legitimate program, this is something that we need to go check out and be a part of,” and it really is a springboard to sell more tickets. We’ve tried a lot of different things over the years: Special

ticket plans, different pricing structures, all kinds of things. From scheduling to setting up mini-plans and other things, we’ve tried it, it’s not like we haven’t tried things. It’s just that it still needs something to build on, and I think the Orange Bowl is something that can be built on. DC: Last fall, for the first time since 2003, you played a BCS team at Huskie Stadium. Obviously you’ve been happy with the success with the Soldier Field games, how important was it to you to get a BCS team here? COMPHER: It was really important because I think our fanbase wanted it and expected it. For them to be able to do that, it’s one of those things, it’s not easy to do. I know there’s other programs in our conference that people point to and say that it’s easy to do, it’s not out of our lack of trying for that. It’s more of what we have to look at long term and what availability we have, what our financial goals are. All of those things are important to those kinds of games. DC: When you got here, how important was it to upgrade the facilities? COMPHER: The good thing is, the track and soccer upgrade was already in process, but I do remember not having a track, and watching our student-athletes run up and down the street to train. So, there was a sense of urgency to get that thing done, and since then our track program has really taken off. We went from scoring zero points to being a factor in the championships now and sending teams

off to NCAA regionals. The progress is there, it’s kind of a build-it-and-they-willcome thing. Also for our soccer program, to go back to winning the conference tournament championship and hosting a first-round NCAA game here (in 2011). ... We were able to do those things because of the facilities in a lot of ways. I take a lot of solace in knowing the facilities are in good shape. Always can make improvements, always can get better, we do small things every year to a lot of facilities. I also think that [the Chessick Center] helped us get the IHSA football championships to come here and I think that’s a big step for this university to be a focal point for every football program in the state to vie to get here on an every-other-year basis. That’s a big deal. DC: Is there anything else you’d like to say to the people of DeKalb? COMPHER: The whole time here, it’s been an honor to serve NIU and this community and our student-athletes and coaches and our fanbase. It’s been a wonderful ride and a great experience and I’ve got to thank everybody for having faith enough in this program to support it the way they have, and I’ll always be a Huskie and always be cheering for the Huskies and I just look forward to watching the continued growth of this program over the years. I just think that the trajectory is in a very positive way. I think the university appreciates where we’ve been and what we’ve been able to do, and we’ll continue to do that.

PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7) Today Denver 107, Golden State 100, Golden State leads series 3-2 Memphis at L.A. Clippers (n) Wednesday Boston at New York, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Brooklyn at Bulls, 7 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 8 or 9:30 p.m. Friday x-New York at Boston, 6 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 6 or 7 p.m. x-OklahomaCityatHouston,7or8:30p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 or 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 x-Bulls at Brooklyn, 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 x-if necessary Sunday Boston 97, New York 90, New York leads series 3-1 Miami 88, Milwaukee 77, Miami wins series 4-0 San Antonio 103, L.A. Lakers 82, San Antonio wins series 4-0 Golden State 115, Denver 101 Monday’s results Brooklyn 110, Bulls 91, Bulls leads

series 3-2 Atlanta 102, Indiana 91, series tied 2-2 Houston 105, Oklahoma City 103, Oklahoma City leads series 3-1

NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Today Minnesota at Blackhawks (n) Los Angeles at St. Louis (n) Detroit at Anaheim (n) Wednesday Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. Thursday Ottawa at Montreal, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Friday Minnesota at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Saturday NY Rangers at Washington, 11:30 a.m. Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Sunday Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, 11 a.m. Blackhawks at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m. Monday, May 6 Washington at NY Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 Blackhawks at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, 6 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 15 10 .600 — Kansas City 13 10 .565 1 Minnesota 11 12 .478 3 Cleveland 11 13 .458 3½ White Sox 10 14 .417 4½ East Division W L Pct GB Boston 18 8 .692 — New York 16 10 .615 2 Baltimore 15 11 .577 3 Tampa Bay 12 13 .480 5½ Toronto 10 17 .370 8½ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 16 9 .640 — Oakland 15 12 .556 2 Seattle 12 16 .429 5½ Los Angeles 9 16 .360 7 Houston 8 19 .296 9 Tuesday’s Results White Sox at Texas (n) N.Y. Yankees 7, Houston 4 Toronto 9, Boston 7 Detroit 6, Minnesota 1 Cleveland 14, Philadelphia 2 Tampa Bay at Kansas City (n) L.A. Angels at Oakland (n) Baltimore at Seattle (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Sale 2-2) at Texas (Tepesch 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 1-2) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 3-1), 12:08 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 2-0) at Oakland (Milone 3-2), 2:35 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 2-1) at Cleveland (Bauer 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 5-0) at Toronto (Buehrle 1-1), 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Kansas City (Mendoza 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 2-2) at Seattle (Harang 0-3), 9:10 p.m.

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Kucera hits first sub-50 finish By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com

A closer look at the prep track scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... KYLE CARTER Jr., Kaneland Carter won the 800-meter race at the Crystal Lake Central meet last Friday, finishing in 1:58.20.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Kaneland boys at Kane County Meet at Burlington Central, Friday, 4:30 p.m. Knights will be tested against some Class 3A competition. DeKalb, Sycamore, Kaneland girls at Northern Illinois Big 12 Meet at DeKalb, Friday, 3 p.m. Postseason stretch starts for a number of athletes with hopes of getting to the state meet.

POWER RANKINGS 1. Jasmine Brown, sr., DeKalb, jumps: Still holds second-best triple jump mark in state. 2. Dion Hooker, so., Sycamore, sprints: Running multiple events for Spartans. 3. Lauren Zick, jr., Kaneland, sprints: Blazing 59.14 in 400 at Kane County meet. 4. Dave Emmert, sr., Sycamore, 800: Owner of second-fastest time in Class 2A. 5. Dylan Nauert, jr., Kaneland, hurdles: Edged at Crystal Lake in 300 hurdles. 6. Marc Dubrick, sr., DeKalb, distance: Second in 1600 at Gib Seegers. 7. Kyle Carter, jr., Kaneland, 800: 1:58 moves Carter into Top 5 of Class 2A. 8. Nathan Kucera, jr., Kaneland, middle distance: Posted 49.77 in 400 at Crystal Lake Central. 9. Kory Harner, sr., Kaneland, PV: Cleared 13-3 at Crystal Lake, taking second. 10. Billy Weissinger, sr., Hinckley-Big Rock, HJ: Finished fith at Oregon.

Kaneland junior Nathan Kucera had never run the open 400 fresh. At every track meet, Kucera, a middle-distance specialist, had either run in the 800 or been part of Kaneland’s 4x800 relay team. But Friday at Crystal Lake Central, with no other event preceding the open 400, Kucera locked down a personal-best time of 49.77, the first time he had broken 50 seconds. “We knew he was capable of running sub-50,” Kaneland coach Eric Baron said. “He was actually disappointed because he took third.” Kucera wasn’t done, recording a 49.3 split in the Knights’ 4x400 relay to cap the day. The junior is one of Kaneland’s many middle distance stars and could be a force in the last month of this year’s track season after qualifying for last year’s Class 2A state meet in the 400 as a sophomore. Kucera was one of Kaneland’s top cross country runners in the fall and Baron said his experience in the grueling fall sport has given him added physical and mental endurance in the spring. Kucera has run an 800 time of 1:58 earlier this season, but Baron thinks that number could drop to 1:54 or 1:55 if he’s pushed. “Probably his best race is

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Sycamore’s Matt Perrson attempts a leap Friday during the pole vault event at the Sycamore Gib Seegers Invite. the 800,” Barron said. “We just haven’t gotten good weather or enough competition.”

Ryzhov improving DeKalb distance runner Misha Ryzhov had a simple strategy heading into Saturday’s 3200 meters at the Gib Seegars Invite – stick to Sycamore’s Mark Stice. Stice came into the race as the top seed by far, with a previous-best time of 9:53, while

Track athletes will compete in bad weather. They don’t like to, but they will. Temperatures in the 40s, headwind on the home stretch with rain coming down almost sideways: Those early-season meets don’t often bring out the best marks or times. But after almost a month of tough conditions, local track athletes are now thriving in more suitable weather. A number of local distance

VIEWS Ross Jacobson runners, highlighted by Sycamore’s Dave Emmert, DeKalb’s Marc Dubrick and Kaneland’s Nate Kucera and Kyle Carter, already have met the state qualifying times for their respective classes, a very promising start

• BARBS Continued from page B1 A hard-fought, even game turned into a race against the clock for Sycamore (6-9-1, 3-1-1 NI Big 12 East) and gave DeKalb plenty of confidence after a tough first half. “I think it shifted how we approached the game after that,” Sycamore coach Dave Lichamer said. “We tried to kick it and kick it and kick it. We were a little flustered, I think, because we needed to get one back.” The Spartans had a majority of the chances early, when they were going with a strong wind. Perhaps the best Sycamore chance of the day came in the 25th minute, when Katherine Kohler curled a left-footed free kick toward goal, but DeKalb goalkeeper Maddie Frye made a diving save. “I knew she had a really strong left foot, so I knew she Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com was going to be curving it in DeKalb goalie Maddie Frye saves a ball from an attempted Sycamore and I had to get in position free kick during the first half Tuesday. The Barbs beat the Spartans 1-0. quick,” Frye said. “I saw it and I could read it.” DeKalb began to control The Midwest’s more of the run of play when they went with the wind in Finest Clay Track the second half. Morgan Beaty nearly put DeKalb on the board in the 47th minute when she beat her defender to put herself one-on-one with Sycamore goalkeeper Amanda Cook, but her shot went just wide. on highway 64 - north avenue in maple park, illinois Cook came up big a few 4 miles east of sycamore and 15 miles west of st. charles times in the second half, but Hickey was able to beat her with a hard shot off a penalty kick to score the game’s only goal. The win made DeKalb the top team in the conference with four games left. “It’s win [number] five and we’ve got nine to get, that’s our goal, to get nine,” Rouse said. “It’s a big win mentally for us to play against a solid squad in GENERAL ADULT conference.”

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Ryzhov, who normally runs the mile, had a personal best of 10:04. The DeKalb junior held by his strategy for seven laps, then cruised to first place with strong final 300 meters to finish in 9:44. “It always helps when you have good people to run against,” Ryzhov said. “ ‘Just stick with Mark, that was the plan.’ I stuck with him until the last lap.” Distance coach Mike Wolf knew that Ryzhov was capable

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considering the lack of good weather. They’ll certainly go faster when pushed at upcoming conference and sectional meets as well. The same can be said for the area’s strong crop of jumpers, led by DeKalb’s Jasmine Brown who has the best chance right now to come away with a state championship. Earlier in the season, I said there was the possibility that all six of our local schools would

not only have at least one athlete qualify for the state meet, but also make it to Saturday’s finals. With a month left in the season, that prediction looks more promising than when I made it.

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


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Fruit cups Tangy cupcakes a sweet start to spring By ALISON LADMAN – The Associated Press

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Bright citrusy flavors. Splashes of colorful sugary confetti. Rich creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome May. We start with a moist white chocolate cake recipe, but infuse it with lemon and lime zest so the flavor pops that much more. Then we spike the cake with confetti – finely chopped jelly beans. Finally, we top it all with a cream cheese frosting blended with raspberry jam. Want to push these over the top? Get mini jelly beans and use them as “sprinkles” on top of the cupcakes. Resist the urge to use a food processor to chop the jelly beans added to the batter; we tried and it doesn’t work. Just use a good knife and finely chop them the old fashioned way. Sprinkling them with a bit of flour while chopping will help keep them from

Fruit Punch Spring Cupcakes Start to finish: 1 hour (20 minutes active) Makes 12 standard cupcakes For the cupcakes: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup superfine sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lime 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted, plus extra 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup milk 4 ounces white chocolate bits, melted 8 1/2-ounce bag (about 1 cup) pectin-based jelly beans, finely chopped and tossed with a bit of flour to coat For the frosting: 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup raspberry jam

sticking to the knife. Pectin jelly beans may be a little harder to find than the regular variety; you’ll need to read the ingredient list to find them. But the pectin variety will have a better texture when baked. The more common cornstarch-based variety still

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers.

will work if you can’t find the pectin kind, but be extra diligent about finely chopping them, as they sink even more readily.

Whole-wheat pasta redeemed for spring No matter how unimpeachable whole-wheat pasta is in terms of nutritional cred, I’ve always found it off-putting. Sure, it has more fiber and whole-grain nutrition. But it always struck me as rather spineless and dull. And as someone whose culinary credo is food can be scrumptious and healthy, I wasn’t about to eat whole-wheat pasta for its nutritional benefits alone. Happily, several brands recently have developed very respectable lines of 100 percent whole-wheat pasta. If you haven’t lately, you might want to taste a few of them to decide which is your favorite. Once you’ve settled on a

EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton winner, cook it the way I suggest in this recipe, which is to finish cooking the pasta in the sauce. This produces a more flavorful dish than the more traditional method – cooking the sauce and pasta separately, then combining them only at the last minute. Plenty tasty, but the flavors never marry. I learned a better way years ago when New York chef and restaurateur Scott Conant (his mom is of Italian descent) was my guest on

“Cooking Live.” Transfer the pasta before it’s fully cooked to the sauce, then let it simmer in the sauce until it’s done. This way the pasta absorbs the flavor of the sauce and becomes that much tastier. If you also add a little of the pasta cooking liquid to the sauce, it will work to glue together the pasta and sauce in a most satisfyingly connubial fashion. And let’s not forget our Swiss chard. A spring vegetable, this tangy Mediterranean member of the beet family comes in several colors, from bottle green to rainbow.

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In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and both zests until light and fluffy. Add the whole eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, beating thoroughly between each addition. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix half of the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture, then half of the milk. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk. Gently but thoroughly fold in first the melted white chocolate, then the bits of jelly beans. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cups, filling them three-quarters full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack and cool completely. To make the frosting, in a large bowl use an electric mixer to beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the raspberry jam and stir until just combined. Spread or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition information per serving: 470 calories; 240 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 27 g fat (16 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 130 mg cholesterol; 53 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 34 g sugar; 5 g protein; 180 mg sodium.

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FOOD

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Sweet redemption

Spinach and Mushroom Torte

Pressure cooker returns to good graces with dulce de leche By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press My relationship with my pressure cooker has been a rocky one. I blame the way we met. Back more than a decade ago, I followed a macrobiotic diet, a way of eating that is mostly vegan and focused very much on the purported energies in foods and how those energies benefit – or not – our bodies. There’s a whole lot of brown rice and beans going on there, which is why the pressure cooker is a popular tool for those following the diet. By trapping the steam produced during cooking, pressure cookers allow you to cook beyond the boiling point of 212 degrees F., usually closer to 250 degrees F. This means that foods that typically need long, slow simmers can be cooked quickly and with often surprisingly good results. But I broke up with my pressure cooker after the bass incident, which resulted in pressure cooked brown fish goo. It smelled as good as you imagine. Which is why I set my pressure cooker aside for many years. But recently, these simple pots have curried favor with all manner of chefs who appreciate them for their speed and ability to render tough cuts of meat deliciously tender. But the recipe that pushed me to fall back in love with the pressure cooked was dulce de leche. This South American treat is basically caramelized sweetened milk. It’s become a popular flavor in baked goods, ice creams and other sweets. But it’s rather laborious to make. A shortcut method that’s been around for years involves slowly simmering an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot of water. This several-hours approach slowly caramelizes and thickens the contents of the can, resulting in outrageously rich dulce de leche with the consistency of peanut butter. There also is the possibility – albeit a remote one – that the can could explode (if the pan ran dry). Still, enough people have used this method over the years that most cans of condensed milk now carry warnings urging you not to do that. But with the pressure cooker, you can more safely and more quickly get the same results. I’ve described my method below, which is ridiculously simple. So what do you do with the dulce de leche once you’ve made it? Assuming you get beyond just eating it by the

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A heavy favorite at parties, quiche gets lighter touch By STEPHANIE WITT SEDGWICK The Washington Post

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spoon, try it over ice cream, spread in a peanut butter sandwich (instead of jam), spread over cream cheese on a bagel, dip pretzels in it, spread it over a cooked plain pizza crust, then sprinkle with dried fruit and coconut... And so on. For a dulce de leche with a more intense caramel flavor, double the cooking time in the pressure cooker to 40 minutes. The rest of the recipe remains the same.

Pressure Cooker Dulce De Leche Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus cooling Makes a 14-ounce can 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk Set a metal steamer basket in the

bottom of a large pressure cooker. Fill the pressure cooker with water up to its max fill line. Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk. Set the can on its side in the water on top of the steamer basket. The can must be completely submerged and not be in contact with the sides or bottom of the cooker (the steamer basket should prevent this). Clamp on the pressure cooker’s lid according to manufacturer’s directions. Bring up to pressure over medium-high heat. Once the cooker has reached pressure, reduce heat to just maintain pressure. Most pressure cookers will hiss lightly at this stage, but refer to your model’s directions. Cook for 20 minutes. Transfer the entire pressure cooker to the sink and turn on cold water to run over it and cool the cooker. After 5 minutes, the

pressure should be released and the cooker should be cool enough to open. If the cooker resists opening, this means the pressure is still too high inside to open. Continue running cold water over it. Use tongs to remove the can from the water (it will still be quite hot). You can either let it stand at room temperature and cool on its own or, for faster cooling, continue running just the can under cool water for another 5 to 10 minutes. Either way, the unopened can should be stored at room temperature as you would any canned good. Once opened, refrigerate for up to a week.

Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons: 130 calories; 30 calories from fat; 3 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 22 g sugar; 3 g protein; 35 mg sodium.

Most cooks have a go-to party dish. For one Washington Post reader, it’s a spinach quiche that’s loved for its rich flavor, but not so much for its fat and calories. I made the recipe, which is easy to put together. But I tasted cheese and green chilies more than spinach quiche. The version calls for 24 ounces of grated cheese, 1/2 cup of butter, 10 eggs and 2 cups of cottage cheese. The nutritional analysis of her recipe, based on 12 servings: 400 calories, 31 grams of fat and 840 milligrams of sodium. Here, I use mushrooms instead of green pepper; pairing them with spinach is a classic way to go. Out: cheddar and Monterey Jack. In: feta and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, which bring flavor without weighing the dish down. The butter and eggs are reduced. The dish remains partyand buffet-friendly. With no crust, it’s not really a quiche. So I’m calling it a torte. You might be able to get away with omitting the flour, but it’s good insurance against the possibility that the spinach will be watery. I have never had a problem with this kind of food adhering to my ceramic baking dishes, but if you have a dish that has sticking problems, spray it lightly with cooking oil spray before filling.

Spinach and Mushroom Torte 10 to 12 servings 1 tablespoon mild olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 cup finely diced onion 12 ounces white mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and thinly sliced Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper

8 large eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk (2 percent) 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/4 cup flour Freshly grated nutmeg One 16-ounce bag frozen spinach, defrosted 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese (1 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Have a 9-by-13-inch baking dish at hand. Heat the oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion; cook for about 3 minutes, until it just starts to soften. Stir in the mushrooms, then season with salt and pepper to taste; cook, stirring and flipping the mushrooms every couple of minutes, for 8 to 10 minutes, until they begin to brown and the moisture they release has evaporated. Transfer to a large plate to cool for a few minutes. Whisk together the eggs, milk and ricotta; while whisking, sprinkle in the flour. Season with the nutmeg and with salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the defrosted spinach, then stir the spinach into the ricotta mixture, breaking up any clumps so the spinach is distributed evenly. Add the cooked mushrooms along with the feta and Parmesan cheeses, stirring until well incorporated. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the torte is firm and just starting to brown around the edges. If it puffs up, don’t worry; it will deflate as it cools. Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition per serving (based on 12): 200 calories, 14 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 12 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 170 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 2 g dietary fiber, 2 g sugar.

Chicken sausage can punch up flavor without compromising healthfulness • PASTA Continued from page C1 And it’s edible from tip to toe, too, stems included. Just slice the stems and put them in the pan before the greens, because they take a little longer to soften. By the way, if you’re wondering how the heck you’re going to persuade a full pound of greens to cook down within the confines of a single skillet, don’t worry; the water that clings to the greens after you wash them will help them to wilt. Just add them a handful at a time. Besides chard, this dish also would provide a happy home for spinach, beet greens, or any other greens. To finish, I pepped up the greens with a little chicken sausage, but just a little and just for flavor. Plenty of cultures use animal protein this way, rather than relying on a substantial slab of it to occupy the center of the plate. There’s a lesson there for us: it’s better for our health and for the environment.

This is pretty much a onedish meal. Serve it with a nice little tossed salad on the side and a glass of vino, and savor your contentment.

Whole-Wheat Penne With Spring Greens And Sausage Start to finish: 45 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 8 ounces whole-wheat penne 1 pound Swiss chard (can substitute spinach) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 ounces chicken sausages, halved lengthwise, then sliced 1/2-inch-thick crosswise 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt 15-ounce can (about 1 3/4 cups) chopped tomatoes, preferably fire roasted 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1 1/2 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook

for a few minutes less than the recommended time on the box. Meanwhile, cut off and reserve the Swiss chard stems. Chop the Swiss chard leaves coarsely. Cut the stems into 1/2-inch lengths. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the sausages and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausages to a bowl. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the onion. Cook until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the Swiss chard stems to the skillet, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the lid and add half the Swiss chard greens. Stir and cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are slightly wilted. Add the remaining greens, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until completely wilted. Add the tomatoes, a hefty pinch of salt and the red pepper flakes, if using. When the pasta is almost done but not quite al dente, drain it, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the pasta and 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid to the skillet and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, adding more cooking liquid if

Whole-Wheat Penne With Spring Greens And Sausage

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necessary, until the pasta is al dente and most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the sausages, then season with salt. Divide the mixture among 4 shallow bowls and top each portion with some of the cheese.

Nutrition information per

serving: 380 calories; 110 calories from fat (29 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 20 mg cholesterol; 55 g carbohydrate; 8 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 19 g protein; 950 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive

chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”


LEARNING

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8BRIEFS Woodbury sets barbecue fundraiser Woodbury Elementary School PPA will hold its annual Barbecue and and Bake Sale fundraiser 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. May 9 at the school at 322 E. Third St., Sandwich. The meal from South Moon BBQ in Hinckley will feature pulled pork barbecue sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and corn bread. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. A wide selection of homemade baked goods also will be available. Proceeds go toward classroom needs.

Sycamore student wins Honors at State W.Y.S.E. Casey Bunge, 15, a junior at Sycamore High School, won fifth place in the Math and sixth place in the Physics sections of the Statewide W.Y.S.E. competition (Division 1500) at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana on April 9. Bunge is looking forward to doing even better next year when he hopes to compete his way to the state competition for a third time. The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of tests created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri.

Boehne and Faivre receive ag scholarships Dallas Boehne of Shabbona and Kelsey Faivre of DeKalb are recipients of the 2013 First Choice Agriculture Scholarship from 1st Farm Credit Services. Boehne, a senior at Indian Creek High School, is the daughter of Vaughn and Audra Boehne. She has been active in FFA, church and volleyball. Faivre, a senior at DeKalb High School, is the daughter of Roger H. Faivre and Vickie Hernan-Faivre. She has been active in 4-H, FFA and speech team. 1st Farm Credit Services recently announced the 24 recipients of the $1,500 scholarships, which are awarded to students who live in the

association’s territory. The scholarships support students who will attend a university, college or community college to pursue an agriculture degree or a degree that will contribute to the quality of rural life. Recipients were selected from a pool of 165 applicants based on their future commitment to rural America, academic achievement, community activities and agriculture involvement. In the fall, Boehne plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in biological systems engineering. She hopes to obtain a job in agriculture. Faivre plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in animal science and agricultural communications. She hopes to work in a career where she can promote agriculture and educate consumers.

Camp Invention’s Geo-Quest program offered at NIU The Camp Invention summer program is returning to Northern Illinois University. Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content. NIU will host Camp Invention June 17 through June 21. This year’s program is Geo-Quest, which features Cache Dash where students join in an international expedition, navigating their way to treasure-filled caches containing global challenges presented by youth around the world. Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play. Even if a child has participated in Camp Invention in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week. To register or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www. campinvention.org or call 800-9684332.

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SHS artists named Big 12 champs Students from the Sycamore High School Art Department recently participated in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Art Contest. Schools in this conference submit 10 pieces of artwork that represent a variety of categories. Each category awards first-, second- and third-place ribbons. Points from the ribbons are added up, and the school with the most points places first in the conference. Sycamore High School took first place overall. “We placed in nine out of 10 categories,” art department chairwoman Dawn Cavanaugh said in a news release. “This is a new record for us. The last time we placed first overall was in 2004-2005. I am so proud and pleased at how well these outstanding students did at the conference this year.” Students who won ribbons were Candace Reynolds (first place, oil painting), Haley Bieche (second place, color drawing), Sam Christensen (second place, wheelthrown ceramics), Cameron Kelley (second place, mixed media), Ian Swedberg (second place, hand-built

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Sycamore High School took first place overall in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Art Contest. Pictured (from left) are Jake Pisarski, Temple Duarte, Haylee Bieche, Lydia Lowe, Candace Reynolds, Kim Manley and Cameron Kelley. Not pictured are Emela Puskar, Ian Swedberg and Sam Christensen. ceramics), Lydia Lowe (third place, 35mm photography), Kim Manley (third place, color drawing), Jake Pisarski (third place, printmak-

ing), Emela Puskar (third place, neutral drawing) and Temple Duarte (honorable mention, watercolor painting).

Genoa Lions pick Citizens of the Year

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The Genoa Lions Club honored one student from each grade, 1 through 12, in the Genoa-Kingston School District as that grade’s Citizen of the Year. Pictured (from left) in the front row are Amanda Musielski, Sydney Krueger, Reese Tomlinson, Nolan Perry and Brooke Foley. In the back row are Cally McPherson, Olivia Cotton, Trevor Simmons, Alex Widmayer, Charlie Koeppen, Nathan Shannon and Lauren Chriss.

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Unscramble the safety word on each sign.

The Genoa Lions invited the 12 recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award and their parents to dinner on April 17. Genoa-Kingston School Dist. 424 Superintendent Joe Burgess made a short speech about the value of these special students and their parents’ contribution to raising great kids. Each of the district’s principals introduced the students from their school by reading a letter of recommendation from the student’s teacher. Each student received a medal. Citizens of the year were Reese Tomlinson, first grade; Nolan Perry, second grade; Sydney Krueger, third grade; Brooke Foley, fourth grade; Amanda Musielski, fifth grade; Lauren Chriss, sixth grade; Nathan Shannon, seventh grade; Cally McPherson, eighth grade; Alex Widmayer, ninth grade; Trevor Simmons, 10th grade; Olivia Cotton, 11th grade; and Charlie Koeppen, 12th grade.

Read the Rules of the Road. Then, use a GREEN crayon to circle the kids below that are following the safety rules. Use a RED crayon to make an X over the ones who are not following the safety rules.

Standards Link: Spelling: Spell grade level appropriate words correctly.

CHECKING APPROVED TRAFFIC CAREFUL SAFETY HELMET CHARGE RULES ROADS SIGNS NIGHT LIGHT PLANS BIKE CLIP

ANSWERS: 1. clothing; 2. drawstrings, jewelry; 3. facing; 4. helmet, wrist, kneepads; 5. alone; 6. adult; 7. ride

Number each safety rule to go with numbers in the pictures that best illustrate that rule.

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

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Wear light-colored ___________ at night. Do not wear clothing with ____________ or ______________ that can get caught on playground equipment. Walk or skate _________________traffic, so you can see oncoming traffic. Wear an approved bicycle _____________ if you are riding a bike or scooter or

Select one of the words to complete each safety rule.

The newspaper is full of examples of things that are safe and unsafe. Clip out three examples of things that are either safe or unsafe. Glue each to a piece of paper and write a safety rule that applies.

skating. If you travel on skates or skateboard, also wear _______________ guards and elbow- and ______________ .

Standards Link: Health; Students recognize safe and unsafe situations or behaviors.

Don’t walk or skate ____________ . Before you go anywhere, CHECK FIRST with the _________________ in charge. (Check in again if you change your plans.) Never take a ___________with someone without checking with your parents first.

Standards Link: Health; students understand ways to reduce the risk of becoming involved in potentially dangerous situations; students practice safe behaviors during recreational activities.

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ADVICE & PUZZLES

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Man peeking out of closet should come out Dear Abby: My oldest son came out to me as a gay man in a private conversation. I have no problem with him being gay; however, I DO have a problem with the fact that he has asked me not to tell anyone. He isn’t ready to come out to anyone else. I tried to advise him that until he is true to himself, he won’t be happy. My son says if he comes out to anyone else, it would “hurt so many people.” I will keep his secret, but there is a young woman he is living with and planning to marry, and I do not believe this is fair to her or her child. He is not happy being a gay man, and that’s why he’s choosing to live a lie. He was raised in church and feels like he is betraying God by being gay. How can I support him and

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips lie to this young woman he is with? My son is so confused. How do I help him and keep his secret at the same time? – Anonymous Dear Anonymous: Your son may not be “happy” being a gay man, but that is who he is. For him to keep a secret like this from his fiancee, who plans to share the rest of her life with him, will be MORE hurtful to her if he goes through with the wedding than telling her now. Help him by encouraging him to seek counseling through an LGBT community center. It will be strictly confidential, and there is nothing he can tell them they haven’t

heard before. He has already cracked open his closet door by disclosing his sexual orientation to you. This tells me that on some level he wants to open it all the way. He is fortunate that he has a parent who is as accepting and wise about life as you. Continue talking to him and encourage him to talk more with you. It may help him to become more comfortable opening up and to accept reality. Dear Abby: I live in a small town where traffic isn’t much of a problem. Recently, though, a young man was killed in a car wreck. He ran into a semi because he was texting while driving. His final text was to a friend who had asked if they could get together for a night of fun. As a rule, we look down on people who drink and

drive, as this is unacceptable in today’s world. But we do nothing to drivers who text and drive. Please advise your readers that no message is worth dying over. Last night there was ANOTHER traffic accident caused by the same thing! – Robert in Kilgore, Texas Dear Robert: Sadly, that “night of fun” will have to be postponed indefinitely. Sometimes it takes a tragedy (or two) to wake people up because they’re operating under the delusion that they are the exception to the rules of the road or are invincible. Dear Abby: My mother is in her mid-90s and in good health. She has no intention of dying soon, but asked me an interesting question. She has mileage points with a major airline and was wondering if she can use them for

the “final trip” back to her home state for burial when the time comes. Do you know the answer? – One-Way Ticket Dear One-Way: Your question is not only an interesting one, but it’s a first. I contacted a spokesperson for a major airline who responded that his company does not accept mileage points as a form of payment for any type of “shipment.” For her last flight, your mother would no longer be considered a passenger; she would be cargo, which is why her points idea won’t fly.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Vaccine for HPV is for both boys and girls Dear Dr. K: My 14-year-old daughter got the Gardasil vaccine, which protects her from cervical cancer caused by HPV. But boys can get HPV, too. Should my teenage son also get the vaccine? Dear Reader: HPV stands for human papilloma virus. There are more than 100 strains of HPV; about 40 of these strains can be transmitted by sexual contact. So-called low-risk strains cause genital warts. High-risk strains can cause cancers of the cervix, anus, penis and throat. I’ll call these the HPV-related cancers. Not all of these cancers are caused only by HPV, but the virus is an important cause of each.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff Most cases of cervical cancer in women in the United States are caused by HPV. HPV can also cause cancer in men, including invasive cancer of the penis and anus. But these cancers are uncommon, and not all cases are caused by HPV. Some strains of HPV have also been linked to cancer of the mouth and throat. HPV is very common. Most sexually active adults become infected with HPV before the age of 50 – and most of them don’t know they have

it. It doesn’t cause symptoms, but infected adults can still transmit HPV to their sexual partners. Safe sexual practices such as using condoms can reduce the risk of infection, but since condoms don’t cover all potentially infected tissues, protection is incomplete. Fortunately, many people with HPV infection never develop cancer from it. However, people with HPV infections – including “silent” infections that cause no symptoms – are at much higher risk for getting HPV-related cancers. To sum up: A person can have an HPV infection and not know it. He or she can pass the infection to a sexual

partner, and the partner may not know it (because they, too, may not have symptoms). And both people are at increased risk for HPV-related cancers. That’s why it is recommended that both girls and boys be vaccinated against the virus in the years before they become sexually active. The vaccination greatly reduces the risk that they will become infected and suffer the possible consequences of that infection. The Gardasil vaccine (also known as HPV4) was approved for boys in the United States in 2009. The vaccine protects against two lowrisk strains of HPV and two high-risk strains. These four strains of HPV are responsible

for most cases of genital warts and HPV-related cancers. Current guidelines recommend that boys aged 11 or 12 years be vaccinated with Gardasil. The vaccine is given as a series of three doses. The first dose can be given as early as age 9. Males aged 13 to 21 who have not had the vaccine or didn’t get all three doses should also be vaccinated. All men can get the vaccine through age 26. Even with a vaccine, men and women should also remember to prevent HPV the old-fashioned way: by practicing safe sex.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

I hope that your conscience still bothers you Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 and recently was told by my mom and dad that they are not my birth parents. I was really shocked. I love these two people very much, but I strongly despise my birth mother who didn’t love me enough to keep me, so she gave me away to a couple of strangers. Some teens want to find their birth mothers and even fathers, but I’m not interested in the least. To all mothers out there who gave their own flesh and blood away to strangers, I hope your conscience still bothers you. I feel aban-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace doned! – Nameless, Moline, Ill. Nameless: There are many reasons why a mother gives up her baby to a loving couple. Almost always, she does it because she loves the infant deeply, but knows she cannot care for him or her properly. Seldom does a birth mom lightly “abandon” her flesh and blood. Please read the following

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Conditions that have a direct effect on your material well-being are likely to show a marked improvement in the year ahead. Luck will be on your side. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You must be extremely careful not to show partiality to certain friends. If you do, you’ll lose the respect of many. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t take on more tasks than you can comfortably manage. Your overall performance will greatly suffer if you’re overburdened. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Though there will be situations in which you’ll need to take some risks, there will also be times when you’ll need to be conservative. Know the difference. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – A close friend might get hurt if you fail to return the warmth and consideration that this person has consistently shown you in the past. Be mindful of your behavior. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Self-doubt is likely to be your worst enemy, so you need to figure out how to deal with it. If you don’t, you’ll lose all the momentum you’ve gained. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Be careful, because your financial trends will be mixed. Though you may gain in some instances, you could suffer an unexpected loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Although you have excellent leadership qualities, you may not be using them enough. Step up to the plate when called to do so. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Because you’ll tend to hear and see only what you want to, you could be cruising for a bruising. Be an attentive and conscientious listener. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Treat all your friends in your usual considerate manner, but don’t let anyone walk all over you. A person who’s taken advantage of you in the past may try to do so again. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – In order to achieve an important objective, you must stay focused on your target at all times. If you deviate, even briefly, you are likely to be thrown off course. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Although your judgment is likely at its soundest, unfortunately, you might allow lesser heads to rule the day. Don’t doubt your instincts. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – By working in fits and starts, you severely minimize your effectiveness and productivity. That doesn’t mean that you won’t do anything well, it just means that you won’t do enough.

letter from a woman who was adopted. Her message may cause you to rethink your feelings about your birth mother. Dr. Wallace: I want to express my admiration for all the mothers who had the love and courage to give their babies up for adoption so the child would have a better chance at life. I was adopted as an infant (I’m now 24, with a family of my own), and I thank the Good Lord daily for the wise decision my birth mother made when she placed me up for adoption

8SUDOKU

to a loving husband and wife. Having a baby of my own, I finally understand how much my birth mother loved me and how difficult it must have been to make that choice. My adoptive parents gave me the kind of family that my birth mother wished for me – a home full of love, stability and nurturing. I want to assure my birth mother that her decision to allow me to be loved by adoptive parents was the right one. I ask the Lord to bless my birth mother and father for their love, courage

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

and compassion. My birth mother gave the promise of a happy life to me and to the couple who couldn’t otherwise have a baby. That unselfish love is the essence of life. How extraordinary; how beautiful! – Meghan, Lake Mary, Fla. Meghan: Thanks for your sincere and encouraging letter. It will bring joy and peace to the lives of the many young women who have given their children to loving, adoptive parents.

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

8CROSSWORD

With more points, support even higher Katey Sagal, an actress and singer-songwriter, said, “I think we respond well when we do something well.” At the bridge table, we score well when, inter alia, responder rebids well – our theme this week. Look at the North hand. What should North bid on the second round? When the auction begins like this, if responder rebids two hearts, it announces weakness (6-9 points). If he jumps to three hearts, he shows game-invitational values (10-12 points). This hand, though, is worth game. North should jump to four hearts. After West leads the club queen, how should South plan the play? With a different hand, North would have other ways to force to game; we will look at the most important later this week. South has four losers in his hand, one in each suit. He cannot avoid conceding tricks to the missing aces, so he must do something about the club loser – immediately. Declarer must discard a club from either hand. There are two ways to do this. The better is to win the first trick in his hand with the king and to play a spade to dummy’s jack. East takes his ace and returns a club, but declarer wins with dummy’s ace and discards his third club on the spade king. Then it is time to draw trumps as quickly as possible. Alternatively, declarer can win the first trick on the board and lead the diamond jack. West wins this or the next diamond and plays another club. South takes this in his hand and continues diamonds to ditch dummy’s last club. He then ruffs his last club on the board and turns to trumps.


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COOKS FT & PT Needed Apply in person: Rosati's Pizza 630 Plaza Dr. #4 Sycamore, IL.

GROUNDSMAN Tree Service co seeking employees. Must have current drivers license & be able & willing to obtain CDL. Experience a plus. Must be 18 years or older. 815-756-8733

House Manager/QIDP Provide supervisory & case management for staff and individuals with developmental disabilities. Strong leadership, organization, communication and Microsoft Office skills. Must be QIDP qualified. See our website for more opportunities. Apply on our website, www.ohinc.org or in-person at

Opportunity House, 202 Lucas St., Sycamore, IL, 815-895-5108 EOE

MAINTENANCE Immediate full time. Experience in minor plumbing, electrical & HVAC. Repairs as well as painting & apartment maintenance preferred. Must have valid drivers license. To apply call Eden's Garden Apts: 815-758-8045

Over 100 Sales! 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 avail throughout town. Details & 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, 18 crafters & vendors, LOTS OF MISC. Papers & online listing will have more details. Questions call Donna 815-7564851 or 815-761-7054

BATAVIA MOVING SALE 35W015 CHILLEM DR. FRI & SAT MAY 3 & 4 FURNITURE, TOOLS, GENERATOR, TABLES. 40 YEARS OF STUFF; ALL MUST GO

CLARE - 4904 Hwy 64 (former Sheep Shoppe bldg)

May 2 & 3 8:30-5 May 4 8:30-Noon Antique/Estate/Garage Sale

Busy Real Estate Office looking for exp. Hard Working Agents. Excellent growth potential with competitive compensation. Send inquiries or resumes to:

New kitchen island hutch, antique satee, set (loveseat & rocker), sm size rocking chair, child size antique table/chairs; collection of Aviation books, DVDs, VHS, collection History/war books, DVDs & VHS; cash register, office supplies, entertainment center, table/chairs, Retro kitchenware, collection of board 1970's games, vintage clothing, coats, suits; Little Tykes kitchen, clean, metal seed corn sign, unique milk can, nice clothing men & women & LOTS, LOTS MORE!!

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Real Estate

FRI & SAT MAY 3 & 4 8AM - 5PM LOST

14305 E. NORTH RD. ¾ miles E of Cortland Tools, antiques, old books and pop bottles, pots, pans, glassware & MUCH MORE!

Dekalb 1004 Pleasant St

Thurs- Fri- Sat 8-5pm Tan Boxer/Pit mix, male. He answers to Link. Went missing on 4/26/13 approx. 5:30 pm, around 14th / Lewis St in DeKalb. He was wearing a black collar w/o tags. He is micro-chipped. Please call: 815-501-7131 or 815-508-6807

Small wood desk, 6 wood chairs and table, end tables, coffee table, children's clothing, and lots of miscellaneous.

DEKALB FRI & SAT MAY 3 & 4 8AM - 4PM

Red Dachshund: Oscar is very timid and shy, may hide under decks & stairs, missing since 4/27/13 9:30pm from John's Estates, 4650th Rd area, distinct callous on his chest, 815-786-2491

143 HOLLISTER AVE. EVERYTHING MUST GO!! DeKalb

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On Route 23 5 miles N. of Sycamore 2 miles S. of Genoa Antiques, baskets, Boyds bears, Step 2 kitchen, Black & Decker play workbench, Leather couch, loveseats, recliners, dining room tables/chairs, end tables, quilt rack, wooden bar stools, Army floor tool chest, 38" Simp mower, gas edger, gas trimmer, bandsaw, 11 gal air tank, small drill press, space htr, interior doors, toilet, sink faucets, Cal King & Brass twin headboard, Whirlpool gas range, copper, tools, JD seat cover, ice auger, horse saddle, riding pants & tack, stair climber, TVs, jewelry, Prada, purses, baby to adult clothing, bikes, tire rims, books, computer equip, misc.

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No box, $8, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953. Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114. Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

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

BAR STOOLS (3)

Oak and white, 24”, $5/ea. Plus queen size bed frame, $25. 815-748-4198 BOOKCASE ~ HANDCRAFTED Oak, large with a sewing center. MUST SEE! $395. 630-406-6783

Curio Cabinet

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

12920 BASE LINE RD.

FURNITURE SET - Vintage 6 piece raton furniture set. Sofa, 2 chairs, 2 side tables and a coffee table. Very nice and in good condition. Asking $175. Call 815-761-7747

GARAGE SALE! SAT. MAY 4th 8AM-3PM

68” long/38” wide exc condition, will separate, $200/ea/obo. 847-895-6427

Furniture Items, TVS, Clothes, Housewares, Many Misc Items

Oak Top Table - With white

KINGSTON

Loveseats (2) Olive Green

Courtney's Cupcakes!

SYCAMORE 723 Park

Saturday, May 4, 8-noon, rain or shine MOVING SALE Vision Fitness exercise bike; Burley Solo bike trailer; Nautilus weight bench; oversize recliner; glider rocker; IKEA shelves; HON 2-drawer file; unique vintage items; NO clothing or household. CASH ONLY.

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

Formal Dress. Red. Hand Beaded & sequined. Floor length. Size 2. $130. Cheryl 815-895-0222

DRYER ~ ELECTRIC

Whirlpool Commercial Quality. Xtra large capacity, 4 cycles, 3 temperatures. $150 815-761-1601 Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Kenmore white Super Capacity 3.5 s.s. Drum washer w/pedestal. Front load, Looks New. Model #41748102701 01-2009 $200.00 1 yr left on warranty 815-758-3706

STOVE ~ KENMORE

Electric, 30”, ceramic cook top. Self cleaning oven, black with bisque trim, $200. 815-748-4198

Milk Crates - Old Wood

Misc Dairies, good condition, only 5 left, $25/ea. 815-991-5149 NORMAN ROCKWELL PRINTS Professionally framed, excellent condition. A dozen available. Reasonably priced. 847-515-8012

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. 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.

washed legs, 44x42 with 12” butterfly leaf, 4 chairs, $75. 815-748-4198 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. GARMENT STEAMER - Rowenta compact garment steamer. Only used a few times! Perfect condition! Asking $35. Call 815-761-7747 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

Lawn Mowers (2) Craftsman 6.75HP, 22 in self-propelled, rear bag mower and 4.75HP side dis-charge. Both Very Good Cond. 6.75HP is $125, 4.75HP is $75. 630-552-8829 4pm-9pm

28' Fiberglass Ladder – Werner 300 LB H.D. Extension. Like New. Will trade for 16'-24' ladder. $200 obo. 815-901-2426 Conduit Bender 1/2”, $20. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL / FLASHLIGHT COMBO Craftsman 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill / Flashlight Combo, incl Case. Asking $40. Call/Text 815-252-6514

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Craftsman, 10” on 4' steel leg table, $50. 815-827-3692

Complete Bathroom Toilet. Tank, bowl, seat. Ivory. $15 Sat. May 4 only, 8:30 to 3. 12796 Williams Rd. Genoa Ellen Oaks Annual Sale Check us out online

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Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym For Ages Birth On Up, New, $15. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

Wheelchair: Medline high back, used 6 months, $400 Call: 815-761-8671

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. Musky Lure Collection 51-quality baits 6”-14” & Musky box (50 spaces)-some new in box $400 815-901-2426 Musky Lures 12 crankbaits-7 spoons-12 bucktails/spinnerbaits. 31 in all only $125! 815-901-2426

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

2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71 package Low miles, 1 owner $19,500 815-751-2256

1999 S-10 Ex. Cab A/C, cruise, 5-spd., 62k miles. Runs great. Looks great. $5400 New Tires 815-751-4349 Sycamore, IL

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Pool Table Light - Bud Light

1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

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 Tankless Hot Water Heater Bosch 125B Never Used Still in box Can do one Bathroom. Was $500 Now $250 obo. 815-901-2426

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

Work Gloves

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

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

AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER Adorable 1 year old female. All shots, spayed, microchip, basic obedience. $200. 815-375-1003

Collapsible dog kennel for large dogs $25 815-756-3292 CAMERA - NIKON N4004 35mm camera with leather case & carrying bag. $100. 630-406-6783

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Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

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

8' Slate top pool table with Oak stained glass light fixture. $800 obo. Call Curt 815-751-2256

CAR - Little Tikes Child Cozy Coupe Ride On Car, Red & Yellow, $20. 815-739-1953, DeKalb.

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

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plaintiff. The Judgment amount was $5,176,393.00 Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information please call Plaintiff's Attorney, Megan Drefchinski at The Collins Law Firm, PC, 1770 Park Street, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 527-1595 I528170 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.)

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

DeKalb. Location! 3 Bays/Office. Parking. Rte 38. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 Prime spot!!! REDUCED price now $125,000 Two Apts. And Antique Store with inventory, Genoa, IL $125,000 847-836-1164

2007 HONDA CIVIC LX

Picnic Style Wooden Basket (New) With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 PLAY YARD BABY GATE - North States Supeyard Play Yard Baby Gate, 6-Interlocking Large Panels Each Measuring 32" Wide by 26" Tall by 3" Deep, Neutral Colors & Can Be Used Indoors and Out. Also Would Work Great As A Pet Gate, $40. DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Hanging 44”x24” $175/obo. New Bulbs 815-761-5843

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

$12,500. 26K original miles, white with lt. tan interior, a/c, power windows, doors, cruise, etc. Call Steve 815-901-2258 for more info. LIKE NEW

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SmartShed Deluxe, 6'7”Hx7'Wx11'D, $400. 331-425-2666

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.

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WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack $160. Sycamore, 815-895-5373

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

DeKalb. Decent 2 - 3BR Units! Only $59,900 w/parking! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHANCERY DIVISION MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. LAKE COUNTY GRADING COMPANY, LLC an Illinois Limited Liability Company, MRT DEVELOPMENT LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, A.C.I. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS, INC., an Illinois Corporation, MICHAEL W. ADAMS, an individual, AMY L. ADAMS, an individual, UNKNOWN RECORD OWNERS and UNKNOWN RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 09 CH 191 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered on in the above entitled cause on April 18, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as: Vacant Lots at Hinckley & Campbell Roads, Hinckley, Illinois P.I.N. No(s): 15-14-151-017; 15-14-151-019; 15-14-151020; 15-14-151-021; 15-14102-005; 15-14-102-006; 15-14-102-007; 15-14-102008; 15-14-102-009; 15-14102-010; 15-14-102-011; 1514-102-012; 15-14-102-013; 15-14-102-014; 15-14-102015; 15-14-102-016; 15-14102-017; 15-14-102-018; 1514-102-019; 15-14-102-020; 15-14-102-021; 15-14-102023; 15-14-102-024; 15-14102-025; 15-14-102-026; 1514-102-027; 15-14-102-028; 15-14-102-030; 15-14-102031; 15-14-102-032; 15-14103-007; 15-14-103-008; 1514-103-009; 15-14-103-010; 15-14-103-011; 15-14-103012; 15-14-103-013; 15-14103-014; 15-14-103-015; 1514-104-004; 15-14-104-005; 15-14-104-006; 15-14-104007; 15-14-104-008; 15-14129-016; 15-14-129-017; 1514-129-018; 15-14-128-051; 15-14-128-052; 15-14-128053; 15-14-128-054; 15-14128-055; 15-14-128-056; 1514-128-057; 15-14-106-001; 15-14-106-002; 15-14-106003; 15-14-106-004; 15-14106-005; 15-14-105-001; 1514-105-002; 15-14-105-003; 15-14-105-004; 15-14-105005; 15-14-105-006; 15-14105-007; 15-14-105-008; 1514-105-009; 15-14-105-010; 15-14-105-011; 15-14-105012; 15-14-107-001; 15-14107-002; 15-14-107-003; 1514-107-004; 15-14-107-005; 15-14-107-006 The improvement on the property consists of vacant lots. Terms: 10% down by certified funds; balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. 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.

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb Studio SPECIALS Starting at $395 ONE MONTH FREE WITH AD Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net

Chamberlain Park Apts Office - 1705 Longwood Dr. Sycamore, IL. 60178 Complex Located at 201-205 W. 2nd St. Genoa, IL. 60135 1-815-899-9450 We are Accepting Applications

* Low Security Deposit * Washer/Dryer Coin Machines * We Pay Water, Trash & Sewer * Close to School & Stores We have 1 Apt Available Immediately and we will have a 2BR & 3BR Available. Managed by P.P.M. L.L.C of IL. “This institution is an Equal Opportuntiy Provider and Employer”

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

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

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

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

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

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

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

FOR SALE NOW! FRESHLY LISTED AT A GREAT PRICE

OPEN HOUSE SUN. MAY 5, 1PM-3PM 1359 EVERETT ST., SYCAMORE RANCH HOME WITH A GREAT FLOOR PLAN VERY SPACIOUS YARD, LANDSCAPED AND READY TO ENJOY.

CALL NEDRA ERICSON NOW! 815-739-9997


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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 ALL UTILITIES INCL.

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

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

DeKalb Quiet 1, 2 & 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets.

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DeKalb Upstairs 1BR, $450.

Stove, fridge, heat and water incl. No pets/smoking. 815-298-0423

DEKALB ~ 1 BEDROOM APT

Sycamore Meadows Apt. 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

“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”

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

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH 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 for $730+ utils! Available NOW!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 GOOD DEAL! DeKalb. 3BR, 1BA Duplex. Bsmnt. W/D. Garage. Hardwood floors through out. Patio. $900/mo. 815-508-7138 DeKalb. 3BR. New carpet & refinished hardwood floors. New appls. Near NIU campus. $850/mo+utils. 815-501-5839 DEKALB: 2BR's - $750 mo. Utilities Included. Nice Neighborhood. Call: 815-756-1424 GENOA LARGE 1BR Off-St parking, appls, W/D, garbage. No pets. $570/mo+sec. 815-761-1975 Genoa. 1BR, freshly painted, new carpet. All appls, A/C. Quiet neighborhood. Off street parking. $525/mo. 815-751-5201

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

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

ROCHELLE 2 BEDROOM

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

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

Sycamore 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 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

Creston Spacious, Very Nice TH Only 10 minutes west of DeKalb. Newer 2BR with C/A, appl, W/D option, deck, basement, large lawn, front door parking, etc. No dogs. Small town living at its best. $720 dep. $720/mo incl water & garbage. References and good credit req. 815-761-9237

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 - 3BR 2.5 Bath TH in Summit Enclave. 2 car gar, all appls, $1250 + util. Small pets ok. 630-661-1643

DEKALB 2+BR, 1.5BA TH Enclave Sub. 2 car attached garage. $975/mo+sec dep. 630-654-9756

SYCAMORE'S FINEST DUPLEX BEAUTIFUL RANCH STYLE. Basement, Garage. AVAILABLE JUNE 1st. $1075. (888) 485-0054 SEE WEBSITE: RENTDUPLEX.INFO

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

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

DEKALB ~ TILTON PARK Beautiful home! Totally remodeled! 3BD, 1 BA, plus FR, 2 car garage, backs to Hopkins Park. $850/month. Avail June 1. No smoking. Call 630-675-4485 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 Dekalb: 3BR, 1BA, full bsmnt, no pets/smoking, $900/mo., 1st, last, & sec. 815-895-8507

Kingston: 4BR farmhouse, newly remodeled, no pets, $1200/mo. 815-758-3202 Before 9pm

2 bath, appliances. W/D, A/C, 2 car garage, $950/mo. 815-758-5588 www.rentdekalb.com

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

Call Us!!! We have some Great Deals!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 DeKalb/Syc/Cortland. Shop/Warehouse. Size & price vary! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Sycamore Downtown Storefront Available 7-1-13, 2000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant or General Retail. Ask for Rod 815-501-4902 Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $175/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186

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

The Knolls 2BR, 2BA APT.

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

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

Starting at $645

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

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 Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com

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

815-757-1907 Wineberry - 2BR 2BA Townhome Fnshd Bsmnt, 2Car Gar, W/D. $1,050/mo Avail Now Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Cortland ~ 2 story, 2 bedroom washer/dryer hookups, gar., yard, nice neighborhood. $800/mo. 815-522-6009 or 815-761-5944 DeKalb 3BR, 1.5BA, Cul-De-Sac All appliances, new kit, c/a, bsmt. 2 car garage, garbage/water incl. $1200/mo + sec. 815-557-4425

DeKalb – 638 11th St. 2 BD duplex. 1st mo+sec dep. $725/mo. 815-756-6201 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 ~ 2BR, 1.5 car gar, updated appliances, pets? Avail. May 21st, strong references, $750/mo+ security deposit 815-985-0225 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 - 3BR 2.5Bath 2CG 2 Story + Basement. New windows, drs, flooring, cabinets, appliances. No Smoking / Pets $1200 (1st+Last+Sec) 815-895-2684

Sycamore Large 3BR Duplex Quiet,1.5BA with off St. parking. $925/mo+elec & water. No pets. Avail May 15th 815-761-3917 Do you have a News Tip or Story Idea? Call 815-756-4841 Daily Chronicle

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Immaculate 4,280 sq ft Office / Warehouse. Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.

815-754-5831

UNLESS YOU APPEAR at the above named hearing and show cause to the contrary, AN ORDER OR JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE PETITION. April 17, 2013 Maureen A. Josh CLERK OF THE COURT (Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 17, 24, May 1, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Sycamore Nice 2BR + Loft TH

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NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU, any and all putative fathers of Said Minors, respondents, and to all whom it may concern, that Petitions were filed under the Juvenile Court Act by the DeKalb County State's Attorney in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, on August 1, 2012; and that in the courtroom usually occupied by Honorable Judge Matekaitis, an adjudicatory hearing shall be held upon said Petitions on June 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as this case may be heard, to have the minors declared to be a ward of the Court, and for other relief under the Juvenile Court Act. The Court has authority in this case to take from you the custody and guardianship of the above named minors and to terminate parental rights, and if the petition requests termination of parental rights the parent may lose all parental rights to the child and the parent will not be entitled to further written notices of publication notices in this case except as required by Supreme Court Rule 11.

Sycamore 2 Story Condo. 2BR. Bsmnt. 1 car garage. Pool, clubhouse. $975/mo+1St, last, sec. No pets. No smoking pref. Call for appt. 815-988-1457

2.5BA, A/C, W/D, full bsmt, 2 car. $1299 incl water/sewer/garbage/ recycle. 630-416-0076

IN THE INTEREST OF SERTUCHE, MARTINEZ, RETTE, GUTIERREZ Minors

WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, backyrd. Start Jun-Jul $1690 Near DeKalb. 847-338-5588

DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR

2 bath, 2 car garage, appliances, W/D, no pets/smoking. $1100/mo + security. 630-504-8465

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS JUVENILE DIVISION

No. 12 JA 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION

Condo Incl all appl, 2 car garage. No pets/smkg, $960/mo + sec. Available June 1st. 815-501-1378

SYCAMORE 2BR RANCH TH

PUBLIC NOTICE

Lake Holiday Waterfront 3BR

Pets OK, $1275/mo. Lrg 3BR house, 3 car gar, $1,550. 773-510-3643 ~ 815-509-7975

DEKALB 2BR TH KNOLLS SUBDIVISION

15-14-107-006 The improvement on the property consists of vacant lots. Terms: 10% down by certified funds; balance within 24 hours, by certified funds. No refunds. 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. The Judgment amount was $5,176,393.00 Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information please call Plaintiff's Attorney, Megan Drefchinski at The Collins Law Firm, PC, 1770 Park Street, Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 527-1595 I528170 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CHANCERY DIVISION MB FINANCIAL BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. LAKE COUNTY GRADING COMPANY, LLC an Illinois Limited Liability Company, MRT DEVELOPMENT LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Company, A.C.I. CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS, INC., an Illinois Corporation, MICHAEL W. ADAMS, an individual, AMY L. ADAMS, an individual, UNKNOWN RECORD OWNERS and UNKNOWN RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 09 CH 191 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered on in the above entitled cause on April 18, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOTS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83 AND 84 IN ROYAL ESTATES, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 19, 2006 IN PLAT CABINET 10, AT SLIDE 3-D AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2006019489, IN THE VILLAGE OF HINCKLEY, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: Vacant Lots at Hinckley & Campbell Roads, Hinckley, Illinois P.I.N. No(s): 15-14-151-017; 15-14-151-019; 15-14-151020; 15-14-151-021; 15-14102-005; 15-14-102-006; 15-14-102-007; 15-14-102008; 15-14-102-009; 15-14102-010; 15-14-102-011; 1514-102-012; 15-14-102-013; 15-14-102-014; 15-14-102015; 15-14-102-016; 15-14102-017; 15-14-102-018; 1514-102-019; 15-14-102-020; 15-14-102-021; 15-14-102023; 15-14-102-024; 15-14102-025; 15-14-102-026; 1514-102-027; 15-14-102-028; 15-14-102-030; 15-14-102031; 15-14-102-032; 15-14103-007; 15-14-103-008; 1514-103-009; 15-14-103-010; 15-14-103-011; 15-14-103012; 15-14-103-013; 15-14103-014; 15-14-103-015; 1514-104-004; 15-14-104-005; 15-14-104-006; 15-14-104007; 15-14-104-008; 15-14129-016; 15-14-129-017; 1514-129-018; 15-14-128-051; 15-14-128-052; 15-14-128053; 15-14-128-054; 15-14128-055; 15-14-128-056; 1514-128-057; 15-14-106-001; 15-14-106-002; 15-14-106003; 15-14-106-004; 15-14106-005; 15-14-105-001; 1514-105-002; 15-14-105-003; 15-14-105-004; 15-14-105005; 15-14-105-006; 15-14105-007; 15-14-105-008; 1514-105-009; 15-14-105-010; 15-14-105-011; 15-14-105012; 15-14-107-001; 15-14107-002; 15-14-107-003; 1514-107-004; 15-14-107-005;

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Old Second National Bank f/k/a The Old Second National Bank of Aurora successor by merger to Old Second Mortgage Co. PLAINTIFF Vs. Becky Bryant; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Matthew R. Minette; Dave Bryant; Douglas Minette; Ben Minette; Aaron Bryant; Laura Bryant; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00148 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Matthew R. Minette, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants, That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOT 2 IN BLOCK 3 OF CLIFFORD S. HUNT'S SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF OUT LOT 1 OF HUNT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THAT PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 29, 1954, IN BOOK "I" OF PLATS, PAGE 23, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 267240, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 506 S. 11th Street Dekalb, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by: Matthew R. Minette executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Old Second National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2006010313; and 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 file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before May 31, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-03993 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I528279 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS JOSHUA BENGSTON; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 500 PROSPECT AVENUE KIRKLAND, IL 60146 13 CH 171 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, JOSHUA BENGSTON; 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

pr wit: LOTS 1 AND 2 IN BLOCK 4 OF ROWEN'S ADDITION TO KIRKLAND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 98 ON AUGUST 9, 1890 IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 500 PROSPECT AVENUE KIRKLAND, IL 60146 and which said Mortgage was made by, JOSHUA BENGSTON; Mortgagor (s), to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2004021909; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before May 31, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1305126 I528517 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8, 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Invitation to Submit Qualifications The DeKalb Public Library is seeking Qualifications for Professional Owner's Representative Services for the addition to and renovation of the DeKalb Public Library located at 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, Illinois. The Library has selected an architectural firm and has completed a conceptual design that includes a 46,000 square foot addition, renovation of the existing 19,000 square foot historic library structure, re-routing of existing utilities and off-site parking. A CD of the Request of Qualifications (RFQ) may be obtained directly from the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, Illinois or from Nagle Hartray Architecture, 30 West Monroe, Suite 700, Chicago, Illinois, beginning 10:00 am CST on Monday, May 6, 2013. A $25 non-refundable fee will be charged for each requested package. Applicants will need to sign a record of receipt. Responses to the Request for Qualifications must be delivered on or before 2:00 pm CST on Friday May 17, 2013 to Dee Coover, Library Director, DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. For additional information please contact the Library Director, Dee Coover at (815) 756-9568 ext. 240. (Published in the Daily Chronicle April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: GENUINE EUGENE DAY FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on JUNE 3, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, GENUINE EUGENE DAY will file his/her petition requesting that his/her name be changed from GENUINE EUGENE DAY to GENUINE LAMAR ROSS pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. LaCresha M. Neal 919 N. Central Park Chicago, IL 60651

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Page C7 ly appro by federal funding. The DSATS TIP also includes some of the projects funded (or expected to be funded) by the Illinois Department of Transportation, local jurisdictions, and other funding sources. Local funds can include those from the state, municipalities, counties, and transportation providers. The public involvement procedures used in the development of the TIP satisfy the program-ofproject requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Program. The documents re available at the following locations: City of DeKalb Annex Building 223 S. 4th St., Suite A, DeKalb, IL 60115 DSATS website: http://www.dsats.org. A public hearing on the TIP shall be held in the DeKalb Municipal Annex Building, 223 S. Fourth St. Suite A, DeKalb, IL 60115 on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. All questions and comments, written or oral, should be directed to: Attn: Brian Dickson DSATS/City of DeKalb 223 S. 4th St. Suite A DeKalb, IL 60115 (815) 748-2367 Brian.dickson@cityofdekalb.com All comments received by Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the City of DeKalb Annex Building will be duly noted and considered prior to final adoption of the plan by the DSATS (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 1, 8, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 1:30 PM, a meeting conducted by Hiawatha Community Unit School District #426 will take place at 410 S. First Street, Kirkland, IL 60146 in the Elementary Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district's plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2013-2014 school year. If you are the parent of a homeschooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the boundaries of Hiawatha Community Unit School District, you are urged to attend. If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Jennifer Oetting, Director of Special Education, at 815-5222693. (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 1, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: GARRISON SHAQUILLE CRAYTON FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on JUNE 17, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Garrison Shaquille Crayton will file his/her petition requesting that his/her sons name be changed from GARRISON SHAQUILLE CRAYTON to SHAQUILLE GARRISON CRAYTON pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Garrison Shaquille Crayton 240 E. Greeley Street Waterman, IL 60556 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, April 24, May 1, 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY The Hinckley-Big Rock School Board is looking for District residents from Pierce or Squaw Grove Townships who are interested in filling the seat which is currently vacant on the Hinckley-Big Rock School Board. The appointment to the vacancy would be for a 2-year term. Any candidate interested in serving on the Board of Education must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the State of Illinois and the Hinckley-Big Rock School District from Big Rock or Pierce Townships for at least one year preceding the appointment to the Board. If you are interested in serving our community as a member of the Board of Education, please send or drop off your letter of interest by May 10, 2013 to: Marikay Slosar Secretary, Board of Education Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD # 429 700 East Lincoln Highway Hinckley, Il 60520 Please contact Marikay Slosar in the Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD #429 District Office at 815-286-7578 or at mslosar@hbr429.org with any questions. (Published in the Daily Chronicle April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 2013 )

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE DEKALB SYCAMORE AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY'S (DSATS) FY 14-18 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) The DeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation Study is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for all or portions of the City of DeKalb, the City of Sycamore, the Town of Cortland, and DeKalb County. The DSATS FY 14-18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will be available for public review and comment from Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Friday, June 14, 2013. The TIP represents planned transportation improvements for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. The TIP is a short-range capital improvements program outlining a 4-year schedule of projects that have been locally approved by DSATS to receive

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PUBLIC NOTICE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL LOAN PROGRAM ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LOAN AGREEMENT NON-HOME RULE ENTITY TOWN OF CORTLAND ORDINANCE NUMBER: 2013-06 AN ORDINANCE authorizing the Town of Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois, to borrow funds from the Water Pollution Control Loan WHEREAS, the Town of Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois, operates its sewerage system, and in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Debt Reform Act, 30 ILCS 350/l (collectively, 65 ILCS 5/11-139) and; WHEREAS, the Town Board of Trustees of the Town of Cortland has determined that it is advisable, necessary, and in the best interest of public health, safety, and welfare to improve the System, including the following: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Replacement of the North Avenue Lift Station. The improvements include replacing and relocating the existing North Avenue Lift Station. The new facility will be sized to accommodate approximately 4000 PE, which includes both the existing flow, as well as the 20-year projected wastewater demand. A wet well configuration with submersible pumps designed to be expanded should the need arise. The project also includes a standby generator, SCADA integration, a comminutor/grinder, as well as approximately 750 lineal feet of gravity sewer and 900 lineal feet of forced main, together with any land or rights in the land and all electrical, mechanical, or other services necessary, useful or advisable to the construction and installation (the Project), all in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by consulting engineers of the Town; which Project has a useful life of 30 years; and WHEREAS, the estimated cost of construction and installation of the Project, including engineering, legal, financial, and other related expenses is $1,500,000, and there are insufficient funds on-hand and lawfully available to pay these costs; and WHEREAS, the loan shall bear an interest rate as defined by 35 Ill. Adm. Code 365, which does not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended, 30 ILCS 305/0.01 et seq., at the time of the issuance of the loan; and WHEREAS, the principal and interest payment shall be payable semiannually, and the loan shall mature in 20 years, which is within the period of useful life of the Project; and WHEREAS, the costs are expected to be paid for with a loan to the Town of Cortland from the Water Pollution Control Loan Program through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency the loan to be repaid from revenues of the system and the loan is authorized to be accepted at this time pursuant to the Act; and WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Town of Cortland is authorized to borrow funds from the Water Pollution Control Loan Program in the aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000 to provide funds to pay the costs of the Project; and WHEREAS, the loan to the Town of Cortland shall be made pursuant to a Loan Agreement, including certain terms and conditions, between the Town of Cortland and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Corporate Authorities of the Town of Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois as follows: SECTION 1. INCORPORATION OF PREAMBLES The Corporate Authorities hereby find that the recitals contained in the preambles are true and correct, and incorporate them into this Ordinance by this reference. SECTION 2. DETERMINATION TO BORROW FUNDS It is necessary and in the best interests of the Town of Cortland to construct the Project for the public health, safety and welfare, in accordance with the plans and specifications, as described; that the System continues to be operated in accordance with the provision of the Act; and that for the purpose of constructing the Project, it is hereby authorized that funds be borrowed by the Town of Cortland in an aggregate principal amount (which can include construction period interest financed over the term of the loan) not to exceed $1,500,000. SECTION 3. PUBLICATION This Ordinance, together with a Notice in statutory form (attached as Exhibit A), shall be published once within ten days after passage in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle a newspaper published and of general circulation in the Town of Cortland, and if no petition, signed by electors numbering 10% or more of the registered voters (239) in the Town of Cortland asking that the question of improving the System as provided in this Ordinance and entering into the Loan Agreement therefore be submitted to the electors of the Town of Cortland, is filed with the Town of Cortland Clerk within 30 days after the date of publication of this Ordinance and Notice, then this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect. A petition form shall be provided by the Town of Cortland Clerk to any individual requesting one. SECTION 4. ADDITIONAL ORDINANCES If no petition meeting the requirements of the Act and other applicable laws is filed during the 30-day petition period, then the Corporate Authorities may adopt additional ordinances or proceedings supplementing or amending this Ordinance providing for entering into the Loan Agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, prescribing all the details of the Loan Agreement, and providing for the collection, segregation and distribution of the revenues of the system, so long as the maximum amount of the Loan Agreement as set forth in this Ordinance is not exceeded and there is no material change in the Project or purposes described herein. Any additional ordinances or proceedings shall in all instances become effective in accordance with the Act or other complete authority for entering into the Loan Agreement under applicable law. However, notwithstanding the above, the Town of Cortland may not adopt additional ordinances or amendments which provide for any substantive or material change in the scope and intent of this Ordinance, including but not limited to interest rate, preference, or priority of any other ordinance with this Ordinance, parity of any other ordinance with this Ordinance, or otherwise alter or impair the obligation of the Town of Cortland, to pay the principal and interest due to the Water Pollution Control Loan Program without the written consent of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. SECTION 5. LOAN NOT INDEBTEDNESS OF TOWN OF CORTLAND Repayment of the loan to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency by the Town of Cortland pursuant to this Ordinance is to be solely from the revenue derived from the revenues of the System and the loan does not constitute an indebtedness of the Town of Cortland within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. SECTION 6. APPLICATION FOR LOAN The Mayor is hereby authorized to make application to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for a loan through the Water Pollution Control Loan Program, in accordance with the loan requirements set out in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 365. SECTION 7. ACCEPTANCE OF LOAN AGREEMENT The Corporate Authorities hereby authorize acceptance of the offer of a loan through the Water Pollution Control Loan Program, including all terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement as well as all special conditions contained therein and made a part thereof by reference. The Corporate Authorities further agree that the loan funds awarded shall be used solely for the purposes of the project as approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement. SECTION 8. AUTHORIZATION OF THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE LOAN AGREEMENT The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute the Loan Agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The Corporate Authorities may authorize by resolution a person other than the Mayor for the sole purpose of authorizing or executing any documents associated with payment requests or reimbursements from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in connection with this loan. SECTION 9. SEVERABILITY If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance is held invalid, the invalidity of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the other provision of this Ordinance. SECTION 10. REPEALER All ordinances, resolutions or orders, or parts thereof, which conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. PASSED by the Corporate Authorities On April 22, 2013 Approved April 23, 2013 AYES: Trustees Dockus, Barzso, Stone, Lanning and Corson NAYS: None ABSENT: Trustee Siewierski Approved April 22, 2013 /s/Robert K. Seyller Mayor, Robert K. Seyller, Town of Cortland DeKalb County, Illinois ATTEST: /s/ Clerk, Cheryl Aldis, Town of Cortland DeKalb County, Illinois PUBLISHED in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle on

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RECORDED in the Town of Cortland Records on April 23, 2013 EXHIBIT A NOTICE OF INTENT TO BORROW FUNDS AND RIGHT TO FILE PETITION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Ordinance Number 201306, adopted on April 22, the Town of Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois (the "ENTITY"), intends to enter into a Loan Agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,500,000 and bearing annual interest at an amount not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by law at the time of execution of the Loan Agreement, for the purpose of paying the cost of certain improvement to the sewerage system of the Town of Cortland. A complete copy of the Ordinance accompanies this notice. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that if a petition is signed by 239 or more electors of the Town of Cortland (being equal to 10% of the registered voters in the Town of Cortland), requesting that the question of improving the sewerage system and entering into the Loan Agreement is submitted to the Town of Cortland Clerk within 30 days after the publication of this Notice, the question of improving the sewerage system of the Town of Cortland as provided in the Ordinance and Loan Agreement shall be submitted to the electors of the Town of Cortland at the next election to be held under general election law on November 4, 2014. A petition form is available from the office of the Town of Cortland Clerk. /s/Cheryl Aldis Town of Cortland Clerk Town of Cortland, DeKalb County, Illinois (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 1, 2013)


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