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Board member objects to bonuses Cvek casts lone dissenting vote on county Finance Committee’s move By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – At least one DeKalb County Board member is questioning whether a decision to award bonuses to six employees was appropriate. On May 1, the County Board’s Finance Committee voted, 6-1, to award $2,500 bonuses to six employees in the county finance office, a

total of $15,000. Anthony Cvek, a Sycamore Republican from District 4, cast the lone dissenting vote and called the decision “ridiculous.” “Nowhere in the budget was there approval for bonuses, and this is a bonus,” Cvek said. Stephen Reid, a DeKalb Democrat from District 5 and chair of the Finance Committee, said the employees in the finance office worked 4 ½ months without a finance direc-

tor. The bonuses were awarded to them as a way of thanking them for doing more work as a result, he said. Gary Hanson had been the county’s finance director and deputy county administrator before he was promoted to replace Ray Bockman as county administrator Dec. 1. Hanson pointed out that the county had saved $56,000 from the position being vacant, and so it saved $41,000 even after the bonuses

were awarded. He said the finance office lacked a full-time leader in December, January and February, which are the busiest months of the year. “They were really producing, and we were saving some money in the process,” Reid said. Cvek said he understood the desire to recognize employees for extra work, but he did not agree with taking money from the county’s

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Vacant house in Sycamore has pot stash By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com

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Jamie Willrett checks on some of his 3,000 cattle Tuesday in one of the barns on his Malta cattle feed lot. Last year’s drought increased the price of feed, which led farmers such as Willrett to use different substitutions for feed. How prices fluctuate this year will depend on the weather.

Spring brings plenty of rain, but conditions delay planting Willrett pets a monthold calf being raised for his children’s 4-H project, which is a livestock project where the steers are judged for quality at fairs. Only about 17 percent of corn crops have been planted so far this year.

By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Despite the late start to planting, DeKalb-area farmers are expecting a good growing season and harvest year. Bob Johnson, who farms 2,100 acres south of DeKalb, said he had been concerned until recently that there wouldn’t be enough moisture in the soil. “Last month fixed that,” Johnson said. Since Jan. 1, DeKalb County has received 17.5 inches of precipitation from rainfall and melted snow, said Gilbert Sebenste, staff meteorologist at Northern Illinois University. “We’ve made up for all of the rainfall for the short-term and the midterm we didn’t get last year,” Sebenste said. But a colder-than-normal March and April have led to delays in planting crops across Illinois. According to the state’s weather and crops report, farmers have planted 17 percent of their corn so far.

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SYCAMORE – Police seized more than 100 marijuana plants Tuesday growing in the basement of an unoccupied home in the 900 block of Wells Drive, Sycamore police Lt. Darrell Johnson said. Johnson said this was the biggest growing operation Sycamore police have discovered in recent history. “We’re talking all stages of the growing cycle, from small to mature,” Johnson said of Tuesday’s seizure. “Along with that, [we found] a significant amount of the equipment to operate one of these grows.” Police had not identified a suspect but were continuing their investigation, Johnson said. They were still cataloging the items seized, and did not have a final count of how many plants were found. A service company hired by the bank interested in the foreclosed home called police about 9 a.m. Tuesday after noticing something suspicious, Johnson said. Police swept the home, which is off Mount Hunger Road east of North Main Street, for possible dangers and then obtained a search warrant. Sycamore patrol officers, detectives and DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies spent about six hours removing the plants and growing equipment, Johnson said. “Other than that, the house appeared somewhat vacant,” Johnson said. Police found no weapons or signs of forced entry. Johnson did not know how long the house had been empty. The latest find came almost a month after police said they removed 17 marijuana plants from a home in the 2100 block of Highland Drive in Sycamore. In connection with that incident, Daniel Riebeling, 35, who lived in the house, was charged April 12 with possession of marijuana plants, a Class 4 felony typically punishable by up to 3 years in prison. He is next due in DeKalb County court May 21.

“We’re talking all stages of the growing cycle, from small to mature. Along with that, [we found] a significant amount of the equipment to operate one of these grows.” Lt. Darrell Johnson, Sycamore police

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Drive, #M, Sycamore. Home-schoolers activities: 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Sycamore. All ages are welcome to participate in handson classes and field trips. Contact: Lisa at 815-748-0896 or gakers@ tbc.net. Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org. 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, 800-452-7990; 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. 815758-1588. 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. 800-4527990; 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, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Franklin HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Betty at 815-522-3361. 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. weighin, 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. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; 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, 815-899-6000 or info@yourcfib.com. Genoa Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. 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. American Legion Auxiliary, Bayard Brown Unit 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-964-5959. www.rragsna.org. Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. on the lower level at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. Vendors and visitors are welcome. 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 ages 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350.

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1. Johnny’s Charhouse closed Monday, future uncertain 2. Our View: Advantage Madigan on pension plans 3. Ginsburg says Roe gave abortion opponents target

1. Johnny’s Charhouse closed Monday, future uncertain 2. DeKalb police: Man videotaped rape 3. Since being auctioned off, no work has started at 2 old school buildings in DeKalb County

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What would you put in an old elementary school? A day care: 36 percent A year-round haunted house: 7 percent A banquet facility: 12 percent I’d tear it down: 45 percent

Should the allowable blood-alcohol limit for drivers be lowered from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent? • Yes • No • Make it zero

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Thinking of working moms on Mother’s Day My friend Marika Valos-Wasmund loves gossip, exclamation points and – although she may deny it, depending on who is around – causing trouble. In our circle of friends, Rikki’s the one who never hesitates to talk to strangers and whose voice typically can be heard across the room. She’s generous with compliments and gifts and, from what I can tell, throws in a little hyperbole with most tales she weaves. I’ve only known her as a mother of three (her youngest, Zoey, turned 1 in February), and I love seeing all the little ways she reveals her love for her children. She and her husband, Erik, text each other from across their apartment with updates on what the little ones are saying. Her Facebook page is full of photos of the girls (I assume her oldest, 15-year-old Jake, is less enthused about maternal photography), and she reserved the same amount of excitement I have for a new good book to seeing the girls in their Easter dresses. She says giving birth is the best, most magical thing she’s done. The hardest thing she’s ever done, though, is balancing motherhood with work. She spends two to three hours a day carting the girls to the babysitter they had bonded with as she forges

VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski ahead in a relatively new sales job. In fact, she had to work on Mother’s Day, so she and Erik celebrated her day with dinner out Saturday without the kids. I think about her and other working (or half-working) mothers when I read statistics comparing women’s average pay with men’s. I’ve been eyeing a book by Sheryl Sandburg called Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, which is complemented with blogs and an online community at leanin.org. I haven’t read the book yet. But I do wonder if discussing gender is vital, or if we all should just set goals and pursue them, while making our own personal decisions about the sacrifices we’re willing to make along the way. I’ve met a few dads who insist on leaving work at a certain time to take their children to scouts and basketball practice and such. Is balancing work, family and leadership truly a gendered question? I haven’t asked Rikki about her views on gender politics and pay equi-

ty, but I recently asked her what she hopes her children remember about their childhood. “I want them to remember their individuality,” she texted. “Be kind. Laugh hard & often! Look back when they’re 40 and say ‘NOW I know what my mom meant...’” Maybe what she does while she’s away from her children isn’t as important as what she does with them? Eyes on another mom: Another mom of three – a 3-year-old, a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old – got a free makeover last week as part of segment on a Chicago news program. Evangeline Velazquez, of Sycamore, volunteered by sending a photograph to the Chicago FOX TV affiliate, and she and her sister left at 5 a.m. Wednesday to get to the Michigan Avenue studio by 7 a.m. She had both her hair and her makeup done, and the live appearance felt like a whirlwind. “It happened so fast,” Velazquez said. You can see her segment online at shawurl.com/ltz.

• Jillian Duchnowski is the Daily Chronicle’s news editor. Reach her at 815-756-4841, ext. 2221, or email jduchnowski@shawmedia.com.

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Jolie admired for her bravery with mastectomy By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK – “I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” Angelina Jolie wrote in a powerful op-ed article Tuesday, explaining her decision to go public with having her breasts removed to avoid cancer. But amid the accolades for the film star’s courageous revelation, doctors and genetic counselors were careful to note that her medical situation – an inherited genetic mutation putting her at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer – was very specific, and that her course of action made sense for only a small category of women. Still, they hailed her bravery and said that she would surely help increase awareness – and thus, perhaps, help save some lives. “Having this conversation empowers us all,” said Rebecca Nagy, a genetic counselor who works frequently with women who test positive for a defective version of the BRCA1 gene, as Jolie did. “It’s wonderful what she’s done.” In a stunning op-ed piece in the New York Times, Jolie, 37, began by speaking of her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died of cancer at 56, before she was able to meet most of her grand-

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Angelina Jolie poses for a portrait to promote her directorial debut of the film “In the Land of Blood and Honey” on Dec. 3 in New York. children. The actress revealed that beginning in February, she underwent three surgeries – which she succeeded in keeping secret from the public – in which her breasts were removed, and later replaced by implants. “I wanted to write this to tell other

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Safety board recommends tougher drunken driving threshold By JOAN LOWY The Associated Press WASHINGTON – States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half – from .08 blood alcohol level to .05 – matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That’s about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man. More than 100 countries have adopted the .05 alcohol content standard or lower, according to a report by the staff of the National Transportation Safety Board. In Europe, the share of traffic deaths attributable to drunken driving was reduced by more than half within 10 years after the standard was dropped, the report said. NTSB officials said it wasn’t their intention to prevent drivers from having a glass of wine with dinner, but they acknowledged that under a threshold as low as .05 the safest thing for people who have only one or

Alcohol concentration levels as low as .01 have been associated with driving-related performance impairment, and levels as low as .05 have been associated with significantly increased risk of fatal crashes, the board said. New approaches are needed to combat drunken driving, which claims the lives of about a third of the more than 30,000 people killed each year on U.S highways – a level of carnage that that has remained stubbornly consistent for the past decade and a half, the board said. “Our goal is to get to zero deaths because each alcohol-impaired death is preventable,” NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said. “Alcohol-impaired deaths are not accidents, they AP file photo are crimes. They can and should be National Transportation Safety Board Chair- prevented. The tools exist. What is woman Deborah Hersman speaks during a needed is the will.” An alcohol concentration threshnews conference Feb. 7 in Washington. old of .05 is likely to meet strong resistance from states, said Jonathan two drinks is not to drive at all. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of Adkins, an official with the Goverbeer, 4 ounces of wine, or 1 ounce of nors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safe80-proof alcohol in most studies.

ty offices. “It was very difficult to get .08 in most states so lowering it again won’t be popular,” Adkins said. “The focus in the states is on high [blood alcohol content] offenders as well as repeat offenders. We expect industry will also be very vocal about keeping the limit at .08.” Even safety groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and AAA declined Tuesday to endorse NTSB’s call for a .05 threshold. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which sets national safety policy, also stopped short of endorsing the board’s recommendation. “NHTSA is always interested in reviewing new approaches that could reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road, and will work with any state that chooses to implement a .05 BAC law to gather further information on that approach,” the safety administration said in a statement. The board recommended NHTSA established “incentive grants” designed to encourage states to adopt the lower threshold.


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D-424 to look at learning communities to cut costs By STEPHANIE HICKMAN shickman@shawmedia.com GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston School District 424 Board continues to look at ways to trim the budget. Board members agreed at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting to maintain the amount of money to be cut from the deficit at $540,000. But now, they are forced to find alternative ways to save money after calling back several teachers at the May 2 meeting. “We’re going to have to look at what’s important as far as extracurricular and the classroom,” board member Georgeann Felvey said. “Those are the hard decisions we’ll have to make.” Some of the preliminary possibilities discussed include closing a school building and increasing class sizes. Board Secretary Heather Edwards suggested forming a committee with teachers and community members to see whether they could

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Daniel Yonke (left), 13, friend of Timothy McMahon, 12, takes furniture apart before putting it in the trash bin behind them May 1 outside of the old Dekalb Clinic Annex. The building, which has been vacant since 2009, was auctioned last month and purchased by Timothy’s father, Bill McMahon. McMahon is turning the building into a banquet hall.

DeKalb City Council OKs 1 TIF loan, delays vote on 2nd By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Despite concerns about how to get its money back if the business fails, the DeKalb City Council has agreed to loan the owners of Lincoln Inn Restaurant $355,000 to convert one of the old DeKalb Clinic buildings into a banquet hall. However, the council wants more time before approving a similar loan of $423,900 to Pappas Development. DeKalb aldermen will take a final vote at their May 28 meeting. John Pappas, one of the partners behind the development, said he provided more financial information to council members Tuesday. “Whatever they ask, we provide,” Pappas said. “They asked the right questions. They have a right to ask those questions, and we provide the information.” The council unanimously

approved loaning tax increment financing funds to Bill and Joy McMahon, which they will repay in new property and sales tax revenue through operating their banquet hall, Faranda’s. Monica O’Leary, 7th Ward alderwoman, was not present for the meeting. The banquet hall will be located at 302 Grove St., the site of the old DeKalb Clinic Annex. The McMahons purchased the property at auction for $181,500 in March. Roger Hopkins, the city’s economic development consultant, said with the exception of Northern Illinois University, there are no large venues in the city. “I think this banquet hall is necessary for DeKalb to remain competitive,” Hopkins said. Pappas wants to develop a restaurant or retail center at 2211 Sycamore Road, site of the vacant Small’s Furniture building. Since the last council meeting, Pappas de-

creased his his loan request from $628,000 to $423,900. Pappas has to attract certain businesses, however, or he will be unable to pay the loan back. Despite some of their concerns, the City Council voted 7-0 to receive and file Pappas’ request. A motion to make that vote final failed. Each of the TIF loans have clawback provisions. If Pappas or the McMahons fail to recoup the loan amount through sales and property tax revenue within a certain period of time, the business owners have to repay the city. The provisions were a concern for the council members, who wondered whether they would recoup the money if either venture failed. Both Pappas and Bill McMahon each said they are aware of the financial risks, and that the city staff has signed off on the details. “If this doesn’t go through, my wife and I know we are on the line,” Bill McMahon said.

come up with any additional ways to save money. But Felvey said they’ve already looked at all the possibilities. “We have cut all the smaller stuff,” she said. “We started cutting before times even started getting tough.” But Edwards said other areas that needed to be looked at were health care, which Felvey said has already been cut in places. “We’ve discussed all these items,” board President Paul Kruse said. “And this one specifically, we’re at the lowest amount we can get to.” Other areas where the district could save smaller amounts of money in the long run while improving the quality of education for the students is by implementing professional learning communities, District 424 Superintendent Joe Burgess said. If formed, the communities would be made up of teachers and other core staff members and would

meet every Monday morning, giving students a later class starting time. Burgess said the district could save about $3,000 because they would not need to use substitute teachers for these staff development days. Most of the program would be funded through grant money, Burgess said. “I was shocked when I saw we could actually save money,” Burgess said. “And more importantly there is [more] student contact with teachers; you can’t put a value on that.” Burgess noted that other districts, including DeKalb and Sycamore, have had great success with these communities. Although the professional learning communities would not go into effect until the 2014-15 school year, the board agreed it’s important for parents and students to be aware of the possible changes to the class schedule. The staff would also need this time to adequately train for the implementation of the committees.

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Troubles threatening Obama’s second term By CHARLES BABINGTON and JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to lose control of his second-term agenda even before he was sworn in, when a school massacre led him to lift gun control to the fore. Now, as he tries to pivot from a stinging defeat on that issue and push forward on others, the president finds himself rocked by multiple controversies that are demoralizing his allies, emboldening his political foes and posing huge distractions for all. It’s unclear how long he will be dogged by inquiries into last year’s deadly attack in Libya, the IRS targeting of tea party groups and now the seizure of Associated Press phone records in a leak investigation. But if nothing else, these episodes give new confidence and swagger to Republicans who were discouraged by Obama’s re-election and their inability to block tax hikes as part of the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” deal. Taken together, these matters will make it harder for the administration to focus

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President Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday in Washington to board Marine One. on its priorities – racking up a few more accomplishments before next year’s national elections. “It’s a torrential downpour, and it’s happening at the worst possible time, because the window is closing” on opportunities to accom-

8LOCAL BRIEFS DeKalb man gets prison time for residential burglary SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to residential burglary charges. Cortez J. Wamble, 21, of the 900 block of Fotis Drive, pleaded guilty to two counts of residential burglary in DeKalb County Court. He broke into a Cortez J. home in the 400 block Wamble of Larking Avenue in DeKalb on April 17, 2012, and a home in the 500 block of Viking Drive on April 24, 2012, court records show. The charge typically is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison. Wamble received credit for 385 days he spent in DeKalb County Jail while his case was pending. As part of the negotiated agreement, prosecutors dropped less serious charges of criminal damage to property, theft under $300 and unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Wamble was accused of having more than an ounce of marijuana April 25, 2012, records show. – Felix Sarver

Electrical system blamed for smoke at Kingston farm KINGSTON – An electrical issue caused plenty of smoke but no flames Tuesday in a pig barn along Five Points Road, authorities said. Genoa-Kingston firefighters and DeKalb County sheriff’s police were called about 6:30 a.m. to 29038 Five Points Road, which is between Base Line and Aldrich roads, Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. They were unable to find flames in the barn containing about 280 hogs. They determined the fire was not suspicious and finished work there about 8:30 a.m., Dumdie said. – Jillian Duchnowski

plish things before the 2014 campaigns, said Matt Bennett, who worked in the Clinton White House. From here on, he said, “it’s going to be very, very difficult.” So far, there’s no evidence that Obama knew about – let alone was involved in – the

government actions in question. But a president usually is held accountable for his administration’s actions, and Republicans now have material to fuel accusations and congressional hearings that they hope will embarrass him, erode his credibility

and bolster their argument that his government is overreaching. Even some of his Democratic allies are publicly expressing dismay at the AP phone records seizure. Obama advisers Tuesday cast the trio of controversies as matters that flare up in an institution as complex as the U.S. government, and they questioned the impact of them. The one exception, advisers said, was the brewing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service, which they see as the issue most likely to strike a chord with Americans. The IRS has apologized for what it calls “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups, including tea party affiliates, that were seeking tax-exempt status in recent years. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he had ordered a Justice Department investigation. But he distanced himself from the decision to subpoena the AP records, saying he’d had no part in it, stepping aside because he had been interviewed in a government investigation into who provided information for a news story that disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen.

Bill lets Illinois cities HIV-infected restrict places for guns teacher’s aide By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois senator seeking to keep some restrictions on concealed guns in place after a federal judge found the state’s ban unconstitutional said Tuesday that his compromise plan would allow large cities to customize their lists of places that are off limits to otherwise legally carried weapons. Sen. Kwame Raoul, a Chicago Democrat, told The Associated Press that cities would be able to designate unique locales, such Kwame Raoul as a cherished landmark or a park that draws scores of children, as gunfree zones above and beyond what restrictions would be put into a law allowing public possession of firearms. Raoul said that a community could have a “sensitive place” not recognized by a state law as not appropriate for people carrying weapons. But the Chicago Democrat predicted there wouldn’t be a great demand for such localized additions because a state law would likely carry a lengthy list of off-limits spots,

from schools to sports stadiums. “They would have to get pretty creative to think of something additional,” Raoul said. “It’s sort of a security blanket to some who are just nervous about concealed carry generally.” He dismissed the idea that a local government could declare the entire city limits as gun free, saying “that would be quickly struck down” by a judge. The National Rifle Association opposes the idea and continues to reject a separate plan by Raoul to require people who want to carry a gun in Chicago to get a special “endorsement” from Chicago police. “The idea of concealed carry is to carry a gun so you have the ability to defend yourself against somebody trying to do something bad to you,” Vandermyde said. “The problem is, they (opponents) don’t want you to carry a gun any place where there’s people. We’re not accepting any local control over this stuff.” Lawmakers have struggled to reach agreement on a concealed carry measure ordered by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decreed in December that Illinois’ last-in-the-nation ban on allowing people to carry concealed weapons on the street is unconstitutional.

Miguel A. Gomez-Dorantes, 22, of the 900 block of Oak Street, was charged Sunday, May 12, with domestic battery. Israel Ortega-Dorantes, 31, of the 900 block of Oak Street, was charged Sunday, May 12, with harassment of a witness.

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Jordan C. Hopkins, 20, of the 600 block of Stonegate Drive, Sycamore, was charged Tuesday, May 14, with retail theft. Andrew P. Brown, 26, of Jennifer Lane, was charged Monday, May 13, with domestic battery.

Johnathan Delnagro, 34, of the 100 block of Robinson Street, Genoa, was charged Tuesday, May 14, with violation of an order of protection. Tyler M. Neeham, 19, of the 1000 block of Wild Street, Sycamore, was arrested Tuesday, May 14, on a warrant alleging

• COUNTY BONUSES Continued from page A1 “My opinion is no, it should be returned to the reserves because next year isn’t looking any better,” Cvek said. Hanson said the county budgeted for a financial director for fiscal 2013. Because there was no financial director until Peter Stefan took the position April 15, the county saved $56,000. “By not spending that $56,000,” Hanson said, “we’re going to reward six employees $15,000.” Cvek said he thought the board should discuss the bonuses at its meeting tonight even though it is not on the agenda. He intends to propose a resolution at the next Finance Committee meeting, which would stop any future bonuses from being awarded without approval from both the Finance Committee and County Board.

On average, Illinois farmers have 64 percent of their corn planted at this point during the season. Last year, Illinois farmers had 94 percent of their crops in. The report is published weekly during the growing season by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistical Service. Lance Honig, crops branch chief at USDA NASS, said corn planting and soybean planting are occurring at their slowest pace nationwide since 1993. However, he noted that weather is the ultimate factor in terms of crop production. “There is no guarantee on when you get the crop planted, what

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“The drought is kind of an anomaly,” Tuttle said. “It’s not what you expect every year.” Paul Taylor, an Esmond farmer and president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, said his corn yield dropped 15 percent last year as a result of the drought. However, he said he fared better than some others. “We suffered some, others suffered more,” Taylor said. “We had a crop to sell, and others didn’t.” Sebenste said that winter weather appeared to finally be done, with scattered thunderstorms expected for Friday, along with some rain early next week. At the end of these next 10 days, it will be very difficult for a frost to occur. “We can finally put a fork in the winter of 2012-2013,” Sebenste said.

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Cvek intends to Last year, 94 percent of crops were planted at this point FARMING propose resolution •Continued from page A1 kind of result you have,” Honig said. He added that farmers had an early planting season last year, but crops suffered nonetheless when the drought hit. Johnson expressed similar sentiments. If the weather is hot and dry when the corn is pollinating, it could ruin the crop even if there’s rain soon afterward. “Some people had ears with no kernels on there because of no pollination or poor pollination,” Johnson said. Mark Tuttle, a Somonauk farmer and the president of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, said some farmers might reduce risk to their crops by planting different varieties of them. He said he knows companies have been working on developing corn that requires less water to grow. He added, however, that he did not expect much to change.

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8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Summer is time for new activities

Ignoring the real; fighting the imaginary It should’ve been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn’t hear it. An ominous sort of history was made last week near Austin, Texas, but it seems to have largely escaped notice. There was some media coverage, yes, but less than, say, Lindsay Lohan’s latest stint in rehab, certainly less than you’d think for something whose ramifications will likely shadow us for years. On May 2, you see, a group called Defense Distributed, led by law student and self-described anarchist Cody Wilson, accomplished what was apparently the first successful firing of a gun “printed” entirely by a 3-D printer. According to Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg, who witnessed the test, the gun is made almost entirely of plastic, the only metal in it being the nail that served as a firing pin and the bullet it fired. A 3-D printer, for the benefit of those who remember when the mimeograph machine was the cutting edge of duplication technology, is a device that can download computer blueprints and use them to manufacture complex physical objects right on your desktop. The one Defense Distributed used is said to have cost $8,000. Amazon has one listed for $1,299. So we now have technology, largely unregulated, with the potential to turn every desktop into an armory. Forbes reports that, in just two days, 100,000 blueprints were downloaded. Hold that thought as you ponder another recent headline. It seems one Adam

VIEWS Leonard Pitts Kokesh, an Iraq War veteran and activist, is organizing an armed march on Washington for Independence Day. Participants – he claims 2,500 so far – with loaded rifles slung across their backs plan to march into the nation’s capital to protest the “tyranny” of the federal government. While D.C. residents are allowed to have registered firearms on their property, they are not allowed to carry them in public. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has said marchers will be met at the border and if they break that law, “we’ll take action.” Kokesh, apparently delusional, promises to turn back peacefully if confronted, but says it is his hope the city will suspend the law for him and even provide his group a police escort. You will not be surprised to learn that, by “tyranny,” Kokesh means the duly elected (not a hanging chad in sight) president of the United States going about his job. Thing is, if you don’t like the way he does his job, you get a chance every four years to make a change. People in North Korea would doubtless love to live under that kind of “tyranny.” Because it isn’t. Kokesh’s march is just the latest product of the great American panic machine, the mechanism by which the extreme right works itself into spasms of apoplectic terror over threats that don’t

exist. “We’re going to be under sharia law!” Except, we’re not. “We’ve become a socialist country!” Except we haven’t. “There’s a War on Christmas!” Except there isn’t. “They’re trying to take our guns away!” Except that it is now theoretically possible for a mental patient to manufacture his own gun in the comfort of his aluminum foil-lined basement. That’s a sobering development with far reaching implications barely considered, much less addressed, by lawmakers though this technology has existed for more than a decade. Since Wilson’s test, there’s been a flurry of calls for legislation. On Friday, the federal government ordered Wilson to remove the blueprints from his website. All of which is the very epitome of locking the garage after the Hyundai has been hot-wired. It’s a pity some of the energy that has gone into fighting imaginary tyranny did not go into pondering this real and eminently predictable threat. But, then, we are unserious people in a very serious age. And therein lies the danger of the panic machine. We spend so much time fighting threats that do not exist, we are left ill-prepared for the ones that do.

• Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

8 VIEWS

Many people are still jobless in Illinois By SCOTT REEDER Illinois Police Institute Illinois has the nation’s second-worst unemployment rate. At 9.5 percent, it’s two percentage points higher than the national average of 7.5 percent. Two percentage points might not seem like much on paper, but that equates to 130,000 people. That’s more than the entire populations of Peoria, Springfield or Elgin. Think about it – that’s how many jobs Illinois would have to create just to be as bad as the rest of the nation. Only Nevada has a worse unemployment rate than Illinois. And Nevada’s problems lie almost exclusively with an economy dependent on one industry – gaming. But Illinois has a much more diverse economy than that. With our central location, excellent transportation and top-notch workforce we should be the powerhouse of the nation. Instead, Illinois is the nation’s biggest laggard. Why? Our state has instituted policies that discourage employers from hiring people. The other day, someone pointed out to

me that Texas wasn’t as good a place to live because it had more minimum-wage jobs than Illinois. Yeah, well, Illinois has more unemployed people. Which is worse, a minimum-wage job or no job at all? Illinois has the fourth-highest minimum wage in the country and legislation is pending to raise it even higher. The higher you raise the cost of labor, the fewer people get hired. That is just a basic law of economics. And the folks most likely to be hurt by this are the least-skilled workers. This includes young people. In 2011, only 27 percent of teens in Illinois had jobs, which is the lowest Illinois teen employment rate in the 42 years the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been tracking this data. The figures were worst for African-American teens in Chicago, where only 10 percent had jobs. These numbers are significant because, nationally, 49 percent of all people earning the minimum wage are 24 years old or younger. Do you remember your first job as a teenager? I’m willing to bet it didn’t pay much, but it prepared you for the next job down the road. Aside from the minimum wage, other

regulatory costs also contribute to Land of Lincoln’s discouraging unemployment numbers. For example, the high cost of workers’ compensation deters companies from locating in Illinois, and serves as an added impediment for existing employers to expand their workforce. Just consider, for every hundred dollars in payroll, Texas employers pay 39 cents for workers’ compensation insurance; their Illinois counterparts pay $1.10. And like it or not, taxes also play a role in the state’s unemployment rate. Illinois has the fourth-highest corporate income tax in the industrialized world. This deters companies from locating here, taking away money from business and making it more difficult for them to expand. If we want the Prairie State’s employment numbers to rebound, we need less from government – not more. Illinois needs to tax less, regulate less and get out of the way. This will give industry greater opportunity to employ Illinoisans.

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

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The 80-degree temperatures Tuesday were a reminder that the dog days of summer soon will be upon us. Summer means different things to different people, but for our area’s schoolchildren, it means no school for almost three months. Although it’s refreshing and fun for children to be free from the routine of school for a little while, it’s also important that they not sit idle for months on end. Studies have shown that students who don’t keep their minds active during the summer months can experience what is known as “summer learning loss,” where their skills in areas such as math and reading decline. Ideally, summer should For the record be a time when young people can spend their time expeThere are many activities riencing the world in a new available in the area that way, pursuing activities can help children exercise they enjoy, or doing produc- their bodies and minds. tive work. For those families Many local organizations where the adults work outoperate summer youth side the home year-round, camps and classes, includfinding something for their ing local park districts, children to do during the Kishwaukee YMCA, the Unidaytime can be a necessity versity of Illinois Extension, rather than a choice. There are many activities 4-C, local theater groups, the Girl and Boy Scouts. available in the area that can help children exercise their bodies and minds. Many local organizations operate summer youth camps and classes, including local park districts, Kishwaukee YMCA, the University of Illinois Extension, 4-C, local theater groups, the Girl and Boy Scouts. Even for families that might not have the money to send their children to every camp or activity they might like, community assets such as local libraries offer summer reading lists and other resources that can help keep children engaged in learning when school is out. Unfortunately, finding a job might be daunting for young people who are old enough and responsible enough to hold one. Even if that is the case, there are many local organizations in the area that could use volunteer help. It might not pay in cash, but it can still provide experience and beats sitting around the house waiting for something to happen.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Stop ignoring risks of greenhouse gases There is nothing magical about last week’s measurement of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. It’s just a symbolic marker, albeit a sobering one, that should remind mankind of how swiftly levels of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas have increased – and continue to rise. It’s also a wake-up call for Americans and their elected officials to take aggressive action to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to support clean energy technology before it’s too late for future generations. For perspective, consider that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were at 316 parts per million when measurements began about five decades ago. Before the industrial revolution, the carbon levels were believed to be 280 parts per million. The last time the worldwide carbon level was probably this high was 2 million years ago during the Pleistocene Era when temperatures were far warmer and sea levels much higher than they are now. While the carbon level merits attention, it’s the pace of the change that most concerns scientists. Levels are now growing about 2 parts per million per year – 100 times faster than at the end of the Ice Age. Barring an unlikely global rejection of fossil fuels, carbon emissions will continue to grow at an alarming rate. The United Nations has set an official target of stopping emissions from rising above 450 parts per million. But at the current rate, that mark could be in the rear view mirror in less than 25 years. Granted, there is still uncertainty about how the climate system will react to a specific increase in carbon dioxide concentrations, but it should be obvious to all but the most bullheaded of climate-science deniers that it’s time to stop ignoring the risk of continuing to pump huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Four years ago, President Obama described climate change as one of this country’s – and mankind’s – most urgent challenges, and he vowed to pass a capand-trade bill limiting greenhouse gas emissions. That promise went unfilled in his first term, and there was dismayingly little talk about climate change in the 2012 election. As long as Republicans control the House of Representatives, a cap-and-trade bill or a direct carbon tax remain impossible. But there is still much that Obama can do to curb this country’s carbon emissions. That includes giving the Environmental Protection Agency the green light to exercise its Supreme Court-affirmed authority to limit emissions from stationary sources such as power plants. The agency already has laid the groundwork by establishing emission standards for new power plants that should preclude the construction of new coal-burning facilities. – Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard

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7-DAY FORECAST

A weak cold front will push through the area today bringing a slight cooldown as surface winds shift out of the northwest. There is not much moisture for this front to work with, so rain chances are low. Dry and cooler weather is in store Thursday, but the front that moved through Wednesday will drift north Friday through the weekend, keeping things mild with a few thunderstorms.

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DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 90° Low .............................................................. 53° Normal high ............................................. 70° Normal low ............................................... 48° Record high .............................. 90° in 2013 Record low ................................ 35° in 1988

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.84” Normal month to date ....................... 1.94” Year to date ......................................... 14.91” Normal year to date ......................... 10.50”

Sunrise today ................................ 5:34 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 8:08 p.m. Moonrise today ......................... 10:11 a.m. Moonset today .................................... none Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 5:34 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 8:09 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................ 11:09 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................. 12:29 a.m.

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AIR QUALITY TODAY

Rockford 80/52

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DeKalb 81/56 Dixon 82/52

Joliet 82/54 Streator 82/57

Source: National Allergy Bureau

Evanston 77/54 Chicago 80/55

Aurora 81/52

La Salle 82/56

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Waukegan 75/48

Arlington Heights 79/52

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Peoria 84/61

Watseka 84/58

Pontiac 85/59

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Joakim Noah and the Bulls are looking for answers heading into Game 5 tonight against the Heat in hopes of avoiding elimination. PAGE B2

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8MORNING KICKOFF

GIRLS SOCCER: CLASS 1A LISLE SECTIONAL

H-BR a ‘step slow’ in semifinal defeat AP file photo

Leishman hoping golf can help heal Newtown CROMWELL, Conn. – When Australian golfer Marc Leishman heard about the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he immediately went to his computer to look at a map. Leishman won his first and so-far only PGA Tour event in June in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, and wanted to see how far away Newtown was from the TPC River Highlands. The answer was about 48 miles. “I couldn’t believe how close it was,” he said. “It’s terrible what happened there. Especially having a young son, I can’t imagine sending him off to day care and then coming back and getting that phone call.” Leishman, who finished fourth in this year’s Masters, returns to Connecticut next month to defend his title and was in Cromwell on Tuesday for the tournament’s media day. He said he feels a connection to the state, and therefore to what happened, and would like to do something for the families of the victims, if it can be arranged. “I would like to meet them,” he said. “I don’t know what I would say to them, but I think to take their mind off that for, even if it was five seconds, would be good.” Tournament director Nathan Grube said he has been in contact with officials in Newtown, trying to arrange something for the children or the victims’ families, or both. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH NHL playoffs Detroit at Blackhawks, 7 p.m., NBCSN Two of the four Original Six teams still in the playoffs renew their heated rivalry in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series tonight at the United Center. This is the 16th time the teams have met in the postseason. Also on TV... NBA playoffs Bulls at Miami, 6 p.m., TNT Memphis at Oklahoma City, Game 5, 8:30 p.m., TNT Pro baseball Houston at Detroit or Cleveland at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m., MLB White Sox at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m., WGN Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m., ESPN Colorado at Cubs, 7:05 p.m., CSN Wrestling Men’s national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. Iran, 2:30 p.m., NBCSN Cycling Tour of California, Stage 4, Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara, Calif., 4 p.m., NBCSN

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Royals’ season ends after winning 3rd regional title in school history By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com LISLE – Neither junior Andrea Binkley nor coach Paul Taeuber could put their finger on why Hinckley-Big Rock’s girls soccer team didn’t play up to its potential Tuesday night. But, ultimately, Immaculate Conception took advantage in the Class A Lisle Sectional semifinal, winning 2-0 at Benedictine University. “The loss doesn’t hurt as much as knowing we didn’t play like we were capable

of,” Binkley said. “They definitely went to the ball harder than we did; they were controlling it more than we did.” Both teams largely felt each other out in the first 20 minutes. Possession primarily was held in the middle third of the field and neither squad could muster many viable scoring chances. H-BR (12-7-2) was able to feed a couple early crosses into the penalty box, but none connected on the other end. In the 28th minute, Binkley’s free kick from 20 yards cleared the

you enter certain games how they react and how they react differently. I felt like we were Tuesday’s semifinal Immaculate Conception ...................2 flustered.” Immaculate Conception fiHinckley-Big Rock ............................. 0 nally broke through with less Today’s semifinal than five minutes to go in the Montini vs. Queen of Peace, 7 p.m. half when KC Morris took a Saturday’s championship free kick from 25 yards out and Immaculate Conception vs. Mon- bent a right-footed shot over tini-Queen of Peace winner, 11 a.m. the H-BR wall and past goalie Jordan Bullard. • Winner advances to the Bullard was tested freHinckley-Big Rock Super-Sectional quently in the second 40 minutes, often coming off her line Immaculate Conception wall, to pick off crosses and long but was picked up on a short passes, while H-BR couldn’t generate many scoring chanchop by the keeper. “We had the opportunities es through the first 30 minin the first half, but we felt a utes of the first half. Immacstep slow the entire night,” ulate Conception dropped Taeuber said. “It’s hard to five players back, making it determine all the time when difficult for H-BR to counter-

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attack. Immaculate Conception’s Angela Toritto sealed the win with a goal off a set play in the 31st minute. The loss ended a season in which H-BR won the school’s first regional championship since 2010 and only the third in school history. The Royals will return 10 if their 11 starters from Tuesday’s sectional semifinal, including seven underclassmen. “It’s exciting, we’ve got our strong front coming back. We have our good defense coming back, too,” Binkley said. “We’re losing a couple seniors and that will take a toll on our defense, but I’m sure we can fill the spot and come back stronger.”

INSIDE THE ART OF PITCHING

PITCH SELECTION KEY TO SUCCESS From preps to pros, a lot goes into deciding what pitch to use in each particular situation By JAMES NOKES sports@daily-chronicle.com

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itchers constantly are in search of an advantage. Their biggest edge comes the moment the ball is released for the first time in every at-bat. The pitcher, catcher and, in most cases, coach in the dugout are the only people certain of what pitch will be thrown. Everyone else is guessing whether it will be a fastball or an off-speed pitch. The batter and Part II opposing coaches look for hints as This is the secto what pitch is ond story in the coming. It’s a conDaily Chronicle’s stantly evolving three-part series battle to gain an on pitching in edge in an at-bat; high school and the choice of what college baseball. pitch is thrown and when. Because pitch selection could determine the outcome of a game, it commands plenty of attention. “In reality, it’s about how to recognize an advantage and seize the opportunity,” Northern Illinois baseball coach Ed Mathey said. “It’s a game of constant cat and mouse. You can’t just use your players’ strengths all the time, sometimes you’ve got to attack the other teams’ weaknesses.”

PITCH SELECTION AND ADVANCE SCOUTING Monday mornings during the NCAA season, the massive exchange of information begins to take place. Coaches call and email each other to ask for scouting reports from the weekend games. They want answers about how a pitcher holds on runners, their time to the plate, their pick-off moves, what pitches

they throw in a given situation. All are valuable pieces of information that Mathey doesn’t always easily give up. In a game, coaches check advanced scouting, focus on a hitters’ swing, a hitters’ spray charts and plot where their defense is lined up. They want a called pitch to correspond to all the information and need the pitcher and catcher to work in tandem so the three-part act can be executed successfully. “The ability to make the pitch you want is huge in this game,” said Mathey, who is in his 11th season as the Huskies’ skipper and played professionally as a pitcher/ player/coach for the Newport Rams Baseball Club in Melbourne, Australia. “Strike one is a huge advantage at any level, but especially at the college level. The players are stronger and they’ve got a metal bat.” Mathey has an overabundance of information available regarding hitters’ tendencies at the Division I level. Every NIU statistic can be found online and teams have several members on their paid coaching staff. It’s easier for an NIU pitcher to be certain he is throwing the correct pitch to the correct location because there are statistics available to back up that thesis. It also is why the ability to shake off a pitch is something Mathey makes his pitchers and catchers earn.

DeKalb’s John Crosby

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GAME 1: DETROIT AT BLACKHAWKS, 7 P.M. TODAY, NBCSN, 97.9-FM

Hawks too nice to speak the truth CHICAGO – A black-and-white sign that hangs above the home bench at the Blackhawks’ practice facility offers a simple 10-word message. “When you lose, say little,” the sign declares. “When you win, say less.” No wonder the No. 1 seed Blackhawks had nothing much to say as they prepared to meet the No. 7 seed Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m. today in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. OK, so maybe that’s not fair. The Hawks patiently sat in front of their lockers and answered all kinds of questions about playing against their AP photo longtime rival this week, but everyBlackhawks center Jonathan Toews celebrates a thing they said was too humble, too goal by right winger Marian Hossa in the first pe- deferential, too vanilla. riod of Game 5 of their first-round playoff series So I’ll be the jerk. against the Wild on Thursday at the United Center. The Wings are toast. And

VIEWS Tom Musick they’re not good toast, the kind covered with melted butter and strawberry jam. They’re bad toast, super bland and soon to be discarded. The Hawks will win this series in five games, maybe six. Trust me on this one. I’ve never been wrong except for every single day of my adult life (and most days of my childhood, particularly the time when I argued angrily with my nextdoor-neighbor friend that people could

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Hawks vs. Red Wings TODAY Detroit at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Detroit at Blackhawks, noon MONDAY Blackhawks at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 23 Blackhawks at Detroit, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 25* Detroit at Blackhawks, TBD MONDAY, MAY 27* Blackhawks at Detroit, TBD WEDNESDAY, MAY 29* Detroit at Blackhawks, TBD * - If necessary


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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Baseball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Indian Creek in Class A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinals, 4 p.m. Burlington Central at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha vs. Alden-Hebron in Class A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinals, 6:30 p.m. Softball DeKalb at St. Charles East, 4:30 p.m. Soccer Kaneland vs. IMSA in Class 2A Rochelle Regional semifinals, 4 p.m. DeKalb vs. St. Charles North in Class 3A DeKalb Regional semifinals, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore vs. Crystal Lake Central in Class 2A Sycamore Regional semifinals, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek vs. Stillman Valley in Class A Genoa-Kingston Sectional semifinals, 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY Baseball Harvard at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Marengo at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Softball Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 4:30 p.m. DeKalb at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Schepler signs 3-year deal with 49ers The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday they have signed fullback Jason Schepler to a three-year deal. Schepler, a 2008 graduate of Sycamore High, played in 49 games (26 starts) for Northern Illinois, catching 14 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in his career. A second-team Academic All-American as a senior, the team captain caught three passes for 65 yards and one touchdown, helping the Huskies earn a berth in the Orange Bowl. He served as a key blocker for NIU, which ranked 12th in the NCAA in rushing in 2012 (238.2 yards a game). Before taking a medical redshirt year in 2011, Schepler caught a career-high eight passes for 93 yards in 2010. Schepler earned first-team all-conference honors, as a junior at Sycamore and was the 2008 Daily Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year.

NIU begins search for AD Northern Illinois announced a national search for its next athletics director in a news release Tuesday. Doug Baker, who begins his tenure as NIU president July 1, will oversee the process and ultimately make the selection. A search firm will be utilized, but NIU Director of Media & Public Relations Paul Palian said an arrangement has not been finalized. The news release said NIU would like to have a new AD in place by the start of the fall sports season.

G-K’s Hanson, Howie in IESA state championships Genoa-Kingston seventh-grader Jake Hanson and eighth-grader Lexi Howie both qualified for the IESA state track and field championships in the long jump. Both earned all-conference honors this season and will compete this weekend in Peoria.

NIU grad student returns to ESPNU Northern Illinois graduate student and Huskie Media Relations graduate assistant Michael Benson returns to “ESPN UNITE: The Schwab” at 11 p.m. today to take part in the semifinal round. Benson will take on Mississippi’s Ryan Smith, the Southeastern Conference’s winner, and Penn State’s Daniel Smith, the champion from the Big Ten. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Bristol, Conn., for the finals at ESPN’s headquarters. The sport management major clinched a berth in the semifinals April 10 by winning the Mid-American Conference title over students from Central Michigan and Western Michigan. – Staff reports

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Peavy, power lift Sox over Twins The ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS – Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo homered to back another strong start from Jake Peavy and lead the White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Peavy (5-1) gave up two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings, and Tyler Flowers’ single in the eighth scored the go-ahead run for the Sox. Addison Reed picked up his 12th save. Kevin Correia (4-3) gave up

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vs. Colorado, 7:05 p.m. today, CSN, AM-720 four runs and nine hits with two strikeouts in seven innings and Joe Mauer extended his hitting streak to 13 games for the Twins. Justin Morneau added a single and a double to increase his hitting streak to 10 games. Rockies 9, Cubs 4: At Chicago, Carlos Gonzalez homered twice

at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. today, WGN, AM-670 and finished with a career-high five hits to lead the struggling Colorado Rockies to a victory over the Cubs. Gonzalez was 5 for 5 and fell a triple shy of a cycle, and Eric Young Jr. also homered for the Rockies, who had lost five of their past six. Colorado increased its

lead to 5-0 in the third when Gonzalez hit his eighth of the season deep into the rightfield bleachers. His home run in the ninth put the Rockies up 8-3 and gave him nine multi-home run games in his career. Jeff Francis (2-3), winless since April 5, gave up one run and three hits while striking out seven in six innings. He was 0-3 with an 8.25 ERA over his previous six outings. Carlos Villanueva (1-3) allowed six runs and 12 hits in five innings for the Cubs.

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Sunday Golden State 97, San Antonio 87 (OT), series tied 2-2 Monday Miami 88, Bulls 65, Heat lead series 3-1 Memphis 103, Oklahoma City 97 (OT), Grizzlies lead series 3-1 Tuesday Indiana 93, New York 82, Pacers lead series 3-1 Golden State at San Antonio (n) Today Bulls at Miami, 6 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Indiana at New York, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday x-Oklahoma City at Memphis, 6 or 7 p.m. x-Miami at Bulls, 7 or 8:30 p.m. Saturday x-New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sunday x-Bulls at Miami, TBA x-Golden State at San Antonio, TBA x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Monday, May 20 x-Indiana at New York, 7 p.m. x – if necessary

GAME 5: BULLS AT HEAT, 6 P.M. TODAY, TNT, AM-1000

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Heat look to finish off Bulls Miami’s wins have been by an average of 23.3 points By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI – Dwyane Wade is limping around in obvious pain. LeBron James’ shooting percentage is down. Shane Battier and Ray Allen have struggled to get anything going from 3-point range. The Eastern Conference semifinals have been far from perfect for the Miami Heat. And the reigning NBA champions are now in absolute control of this series nonetheless. Barely a week ago, there was so much talk about how the Bulls had Miami’s number like no other team. That seems long forgotten now, after three straight wins – by an average of 23.3 points – have the Heat one win away from returning to the East finals. Up 3-1 in the series, the Heat will try to close out the Bulls in Game 5 at Miami tonight. “You have to have a high-character team,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Tuesday, a few hours after his team returned from Chicago after an 88-65 rout in Game 4 of the suddenly one-sided series. “You have to have a team that’s built strong habits ... not to take games for granted. Our guys have built up habits. They also have built up perspective that boy, these close-out games have been the toughest ones.” When Miami gets a chance to finish off an opponent, it typ-

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The Bulls bench watches during the second half of Game 4 of its Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Heat on Monday night at the United Center. The Bulls lost, 88-65, to fall into a 3-1 hole. ically doesn’t waste any time. Since James, Wade and Chris Bosh joined up, the Heat are 8-2 in games where they can clinch a series, winning each of their past five by double figures. Given the way this series is going, it’s not hard to envision tonight ending the same way. “Got to take care of business,” Bosh said. The Bulls outscored the Heat in Game 1, tried to outmuscle them in Games 2 and 3, and then simply looked outmanned in Game 4. Derrick Rose has been gone all season, Kirk Hinrich hasn’t played since logging 60 minutes in the Bulls’ triple-overtime Game 4 against Brooklyn in the open-

BLACKHAWKS NOTES

Stalberg tight-lipped on trip to doghouse By TOM MUSICK tmusick@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – A red practice sweater would have been fine. Black, too. But Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg did not want to talk about wearing the dreaded white sweater for the third consecutive practice Tuesday. Those who wear white sweaters typically do not play the next game, and Stalberg has practiced for the past few days with the sparepart “fifth line” alongside Jamal Mayers and Brandon Bollig. “I don’t really have anything to say about it,” Stalberg said. “That’s Q’s call.” Q stands for Hawks coach Joel Quenneville, but it also could stand for question mark. As in, are the Hawks really better off with Stalberg watching Game 1 in a suit? Stalberg struggled in the first round of the playoffs against the Minnesota Wild, notching zero goals and one assist in five games. But he tallied 23 points (9 G, 14 A) in 47 regular-season games, and his speed could make a difference against Detroit. Quenneville was asked what Stalberg needed to do to return to the lineup. “Stay ready, stay ready,” Quenneville said. “Nobody said he’s out of the lineup. But keep yourself [ready]. Make decisions tough on us.”

Meanwhile, Stalberg seemed to allude to his individual play as he discussed the Hawks’ performance in the first round of the playoffs. “At times in the series, we may not have been as good as we wanted to be, but we still came out (on top), 4-1,” Stalberg said. “We did what we were supposed to do. It certainly could’ve been better at times, but that’s just how it goes.” Line dancing: If Stalberg does not play in Game 1, the Hawks’ top four lines likely will be the following entering tonight’s series opener: Jonathan Toews will center the top line with Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa on the wings. Michal Handzus will serve as the second-line center between Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane. On the third line, Dave Bolland will play center with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw on the wings. Marcus Kruger will anchor the fourth line in between Daniel Carcillo and Michael Frolik. Hawks bits: Ben Smith practiced with the second line Tuesday in Handzus’ place, but Quenneville said he expected Handzus to play in Game 1. … One practice drill featured some feistiness as Mayers and Carcillo slashed and swore at each other, but the veterans made peace a few minutes later and skated away grinning.

ing round and Luol Deng still is dealing with the effects of a nasty bout of illness. On Wednesday, the Bulls shot just less than 26 percent, scored nine points in the third quarter and saw Nate Robinson – the Bulls’ best offensive weapon in these playoffs – take 12 shots and miss them all. “Nobody said this was going to be easy,” Robinson said. “We’re professionals for a reason. We’ll go back to the drawing board and figure it out.” They better figure it out in a hurry. In a series where Wade – averaging only 11.3 points in the four games – has been limited by continued issues with the

bone bruises in his right knee, where James’ shooting is down more than 10 percent from his regular-season pace and Battier and Allen have combined to go 9 for 34 from beyond the 3-point arc, Miami has been rolling along anyway. “You analyze what happened in the game, make your corrections, get ready for the next one. We’ll just keep our focus right there,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “I don’t what them looking backwards. I don’t want them looking ahead. Just lock into the game that’s in front of us and concentrate on winning that game. We know we’re capable.”

Musick: Hawks will win series • MUSICK Continued from page B1 live to be 1,000 years old). Anyway, I knew better than to argue with the Hawks about why they would win. Nobody in the Hawks’ locker room wanted to hear about how they went 36-7-5 during the regular season while the Wings went 24-16-8. Nor did anybody want to hear about how the Hawks outscored the No. 8 seed Minnesota Wild, 17-7, while the Wings beat the Anaheim Ducks in seven games despite being outscored, 21-18. Nope. Even though the Hawks beat the Wings four out of four times during the regular season, they insisted the playoff series would be a huge challenge. “We’ve got a lot of respect for what they can do,” Hawks forward Patrick Sharp said. “It’s going to be a tough, hardfought series right from the first shift of Game 1.” What’s all this talk about respect? Consider the history here. Shouldn’t the Hawks despise the Wings and vice versa? “There’s been hatred at times,” Hawks forward Bryan Bickell said. “But we also respect each other.” Clearly, no one was going to step forward and speak the truth. Not Hawks forward Patrick Kane, who was quick to note the Wings’ recent play. “They’re a scary team, for sure,” Kane said. Except they’re not. The Hawks are better on offense, scoring 31 more goals

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Tuesday Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1, Penguins lead series 1-0 San Jose at Los Angeles (n) Today Detroit at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Thursday N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Friday Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Detroit at Blackhawks, noon Los Angeles at San Jose, 8 p.m. Sunday N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Monday Blackhawks at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 Pittsburgh at Ottawa. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Blackhawks at Detroit, 7 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. x-San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 x-Detroit at Blackhawks, TBD x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston TBD Sunday, May 26 x-Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBD x-Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Monday, May 27 x-Blackhawks at Detroit, TBD x-Boston at N.Y. Rangers, TBD Tuesday, May 28 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBD x-San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD Wednesday, May 29 x-Detroit at Blackhawks, TBD x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston, TBD

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct 22 15 .595 21 17 .553 19 16 .543 18 18 .500 16 21 .432 East Division W L Pct New York 25 14 .641 Baltimore 23 16 .590 Boston 22 17 .564 Tampa Bay 20 18 .526 Toronto 16 24 .400 West Division W L Pct Texas 24 14 .632 Oakland 20 20 .500 Seattle 18 21 .462 Los Angeles 14 24 .368 Houston 10 30 .250 Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota White Sox

GB — 1½ 2 3½ 6 GB — 2 3 4½ 9½ GB — 5 6½ 10 15

Tuesday’s Results White Sox 4, Minnesota 2 Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 2 San Diego 3, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 3 Toronto 10, San Francisco 6 Detroit 6, Houston 2 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Kansas City at L.A. Angels (n) Texas at Oakland (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Axelrod 0-3) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-3), 12:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 4-2) at Baltimore (F.Garcia 0-1), 11:35 a.m. Cleveland (Kluber 2-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-5), 12:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 0-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-0), 12:08 p.m. Texas (Ogando 3-2) at Oakland (Straily 1-1), 2:35 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-2), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-3) at Toronto (R.Ortiz 0-1), 6:07 p.m. Boston (Lester 5-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 1-3), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (W.Davis 2-3) at L.A. Angels (Enright 0-1), 9:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (right) celebrates with Jonathan Toews after the Hawks defeated the Wild in Game 5 on Thursday at the United Center. than the Wings during the regular season. The Hawks are better on defense, allowing 13 fewer goals than the Wings during the lockout-shortened regular season. The Hawks are better at home, and they’re better on the road and they’re better halfway in between, which in this case is somewhere near Kalamazoo. The Hawks have a better coach, too, even if he chooses to warn us about the Wings. “They got better as the season went on,” Joel Quenneville said, “and they got better as the playoffs went on.” OK, fine. But the Wings are nowhere near as good as the Hawks. Trust me on this one.

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@shawmedia.com.

Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 25 13 .658 Cincinnati 23 16 .590 Pittsburgh 21 17 .553 Milwaukee 16 20 .444 Cubs 16 23 .410 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 22 16 .579 Washington 21 17 .553 Philadelphia 19 21 .475 New York 14 22 .389 Miami 11 28 .282 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 23 16 .590 Arizona 21 18 .538 Colorado 21 18 .538 San Diego 17 21 .447 Los Angeles 15 22 .405

GB — 2½ 4 8 9½ GB — 1 4 7 11½ GB — 2 2 5½ 7

Tuesday’s Results Colorado 9, Cubs 4 Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 2 San Diego 3, Baltimore 2 Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Toronto 10, San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 6, Miami 2 St. Louis 10, N.Y. Mets 4 Atlanta at Arizona (n) Washington at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Colorado (Garland 3-3) at Cubs (Samardzija 1-5), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 4-2) at Baltimore (F.Garcia 0-1), 11:35 a.m. Cleveland (Kluber 2-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-5), 12:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 4-2) at Arizona (Kennedy 1-3), 2:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-2) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 3-2), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-3) at Toronto (R.Ortiz 0-1), 6:07 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 2-2) at Miami (Sanabia 2-5), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 5-2), 7:15 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Magill 0-0), 9:10 p.m.


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CLASS 2A GIRLS TRACK & FIELD STATE MEET

Berth helped ease Zick’s pain Kaneland junior grits through pain to qualify Lauren Zick can deal with the pain that comes with a grueling track and field workout. What the Kaneland junior had to endure last week was another matter. Zick, one of the area’s premier girls track athletes, was on a school field trip May 6 when she started feeling excruciating pain that originally was thought to be appendicitis.

VIEWS Jay Schwab “This was just a constant pain I was going through for hours,” Zick said. “It started on Monday when I was at school, so I went through the entire school day and all night with it and I didn’t go to the doctor until Tuesday, so I went through 12 hours with just constant [pain]. It felt like I was being stabbed continuously, honestly.” A visit to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora the next day revealed that Zick’s suffering was because of a burst cyst in her lower abdomen. On one hand, Zick was greatly relieved because that meant no surgery was needed, preserving the climax of the track and field season. But, with only a few days before Friday’s sectional in Burlington, there was no quick fix for the pain. Besides taking relatively mild pain-relievers such as Tylenol or Advil and following doctors’ diet suggestions, there was little Zick could do other than wait for the discomfort to gradually subside.

PREP ROUNDUP

SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY POINTS STANDINGS Car No. 1. 13 T-2. 28 T-2. 20jr 4. 15 5. 44 6. 23 7. 12 8. 25 T-9. 14 T-9. O3 1. 2. 3. T-4. T-4. 6. 7. T-8. T-8. 10.

Car No. 70 20 38 54 O2 46 2 7 71 10

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Car No. 74x 56c 66xx

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Car No. 29 92J

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Car No. 17x 33

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Thursday and, the next day, persevered through a difficult sectional meet while far from full strength. She had enough in her tank to qualify for this weekend’s state meet in the long jump and 4x400-meter relay. Zick also competed in the 4x100 relay but pulled herself out of her individual 400 as she felt her fuel diminishing. Regaining that strength is the focus of her week leading up Friday’s Class 2A state preliminaries at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. She’s eating as much fruit and protein as she can tolerate in hopes of feeling like herself this weekend. Zick projects to be one of the top contenders in the long jump, in which she leapt a personal best 18 feet, 2 inches during a home triangular this season. In Friday’s sectional, she notched a 16-6½. “This entire year, I’ve been jumping really well when I was healthy,” Zick said. “If I can jump near to where I have been, I feel I should be able to do really well.” Although the past weekplus hasn’t been much fun overall, Zick said she still is enjoying the most exciting slice of the track season, and credited her team for helping keep her spirits up. “They’ve all been great,” Zick said. “Every day I’ve had teammates texting me or coming up to me at school asking me how I’ve been feeling. The Jeff Krage for Shaw Media coaches have been keeping Kaneland junior Lauren Zick competes in the long jump during the Kane really close tabs on me, asking County Girls Track and Field Meet on April 26 at Geneva High School. about my health, how I’ve Zick will compete in the long jump and run in the Knights’ 4x400 relay been eating, how my strength has been. They’ve really been team this weekend in the state meet in Charleston after suffering an great, taking really good care illness last week. of me through all of this.” The worst is over for Zick, “I said I would because I Nonetheless, the Sugar knew I wouldn’t be as sick by Grove resident made a swift who hopes her best is yet to Friday, so I figured I might as come this weekend. decision that she would parwell give it a chance because ticipate in Friday’s sectional, in hopes of securing her third if I didn’t, I knew I wouldn’t • Jay Schwab is a Shaw ever forgive myself,” Zick IHSA girls track and field Media sports editor. He can said. state meet berth in as many be reached at 630-845-5382 or She returned to school years. jschwab@shawmedia.com.

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Kaneland tops Cary-Grove: The Knights defeated CaryGrove, 4-1, in a nonconference matchup. Curtis Thorson pitched a complete game and allowed only six hits for Kaneland, while Matt Limbrunner added a solo home run in the win.

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Coaches usually call shots • PITCHING Continued from page B1 But that information is tougher to come by at the prep level, where athletic department budgets are slimmer. Without an influx of statistical data, Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh takes a slightly different approach than Mathey. Cavanaugh was a catcher at Eastern Illinois and now calls pitches from the dugout – with an exception. “I want pitchers to have 100 percent belief that they are throwing the right pitch,” Cavanaugh said. “It’s better to throw the wrong pitch with 100 percent of your heart than to throw the right one with 50 percent conviction. The pitch I call is a suggestion. I don’t get shook off a lot by pitchers, but if I did, that would be OK. “There’s a lot of feel that goes into pitch selection. I’m a big believer that you shouldn’t throw the same pitch two times in a row, especially in the middle of the lineup. You want a good hitter to have a new look each pitch. But it’s all about surprise, so there are times when you double a guy up. When you out-guess a hitter, it’s like a personal source of pride.” Like Mathey, his coach at NIU, Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz calls pitches. He uses the knowledge he gained as an NIU pitcher and the 3½ years he spent in the Oakland A’s minor league system. Because he was a “crafty lefty” who needed to outsmart batters, Piekarz said he spends time with pitchers in the preseason and before each game discussing how to attack each at-bat. “We teach pitchers how to attack and set up hitters,” Piekarz said. “Each pitcher knows they also have the freedom to throw what they feel. They are the one right there on the field that can see if a guy has moved up

or back in the box between pitches. If they shake off a pitch, it’s not something I get upset about and go out and scream at them about it.”

TAKING CONTROL OF THE COUNT While keeping a batter off-balance is key, pitchers have to be in control of the count to be creative and utilize all their pitches. Mathey, Cavanaugh, Piekarz and Hiawatha coach Sean Donnelly all said pitchers have to work ahead in the count to be effective. According to baseball-reference.com, MLB batters in 2012 batted only .204 when behind in the count compared to an overall batting average of .255. When pitchers fall behind a batter, the league batting average balloons to .300. “I think it all starts with a fastball,” Cavanaugh said. “We probably throw more than anyone. A well-located fastball is the best pitch there is. If a pitcher can get ahead in the count, we can go right after a batter, and every pitch is available and effective. So we attack the strike zone early with fastballs.” Hiawatha pitchers work with coaches and catchers on pitch selection. The abnormally rainy spring gave the Hawks extra time this spring for the battery to familiarize itself with Donnelly’s pitching theory. As a prep catcher at Leyden, Donnelly called games for pitchers. He was entrusted with the tall task and now has passed it on to his team. With the exception of assistant coach Kevin Giebel, who calls pitches for Tyler Burger, Hawks’ pitchers and catchers call their own games. “The key is to mix up location and speeds and keep the hitter guessing,” Donnelly said. “Ultimately, the catcher is like a quarterback or middle linebacker on the baseball field. They have a huge impact on the game. As a player, I had coaches who trusted me to make the right decisions.”


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Napravnik poised for homecoming in Preakness By DAVID GINSBURG The Associated Press BALTIMORE – Rosie Napravnik’s motivation for winning the Preakness has little to do with making history. With a victory aboard Mylute on Saturday, Napravnik would become the first female jockey to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. More importantly to her, though, it would serve as a triumphant return to Pimlico Race Course, where she

launched her outstanding career. “You know what? It would be a great accomplishment, but that’s not the reason I want to win it, because no other woman has won it before,� Napravnik said in a telephone interview. “I just want to win it for my own sense of accomplishment and for all the people who have been rooting for me since the very beginning. It would be unbelievable to win the race, and I really believe we have a good shot.� Napravnik, 25, finished fifth in the

Kentucky Derby on Mylute, the best performance ever by a female rider in the sport’s most esteemed event. “The Derby was a great race,� she said. “I mean, he just did everything right. He was a little farther back than I wanted to Rosie be, but that’s just sort Napravnik of his running style. He ran an excellent race, made a huge move around the turn down the lane,

basically followed [first-place finisher] Orb the whole way. It was the kind of race that he will really move forward from.� If there’s such a thing as hometrack advantage, Napravnik will have it in the Preakness. Her first career win came at Pimlico in 2005, aboard her first-ever mount, Ringofdiamonds, just days after finishing her junior year of high school. One year later, Napravnik swept the rider standings at all four meets at Pimlico.

And now she’s running in the Preakness, where she will become the third female rider to have a mount, joining Patti Cooksey (sixth aboard Tajawa in 1985) and Andrea Seefeldt (seventh with Looming in 1994). “It’s always an advantage if you know a track well,� Napravnik said. “I won a lot of races at Pimlico and I like the track. I know the track like the back of my hand, and I appreciate that fact.� She can only hope that will be of use against Orb on Saturday.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods has faced more scrutiny that any other golfer from his generation. Maybe ever. Just not this variety. Woods must long for the days when the golf world obsessed over his swing changes (all four of them) and questioned his coaches (all three of them). He was criticized for not playing enough tournaments and not giving the tournaments he did play enough notice that he was coming. Some complained he practiced so early in the morning that customers didn’t get a chance to see him. Others complained he didn’t sign enough autographs. Most of it was petty. But this is different. Now it’s his integrity on the golf course that’s being questioned. Woods won The Players Championship on Sunday for his fourth victory this year. Making it even more memorable, Woods ended his public spat with Sergio Garcia by posing with the crystal trophy. They were tied with two holes to play, and Garcia hit three shots in the water. That all seems like B-material compared with the buzz over the drop Woods took on the 14th hole of the final round. He hit what he called a “popup hook� with a 3-wood from the tee, and the ball landed in the water left of the fairway. Consulting with Casey Wittenberg, he dropped it some 255 yards short of the green. Woods then hit a remarkable shot short of the green, pitched on and missed a 6-foot putt to take double bogey. The Internet has been alive with video showing the ball’s flight on the 14th, along with analysis dissecting what was and was not said by a TV analyst, and seemingly endless theories how the ball could possibly have crossed land where Woods took his drop. The chatter won’t stop, even though there is nowhere to go with it. Consider this statement put out by Mark Russell, the tour’s vice president of competition: “Without definitive evidence, the point where Woods’ ball last crossed the lateral water hazard is determined through best judgment by Woods and his fellow competitor,� the statement said. Woods conferred with Wit-

ON THE FRINGE Doug Ferguson tenberg, his playing partner. “I saw it perfectly off the tee,� Wittenberg said. “I told him exactly where I thought it crossed, and we all agreed. So he’s definitely great on that.� And if video suggests otherwise? Decision 26-1/17 says a penalty would not be appropriate because it comes down to an honest judgment. Of course, this might not be that big of an issue except that Woods in his most recent tournament – the Masters – was guilty of taking an illegal drop on the 15th hole at Augusta National. He eventually was docked two shots, but spared disqualification by the Masters because officials said they erred in not talking to Woods about the drop before he signed his scorecard. The rules back up that decision, though this one (Rule 33-7) is subject to interpretation. It could have gone either way. That debate rages on. Should he have withdrawn for his own benefit? Did the Masters bail him out? Meanwhile, Adam Scott has a green jacket at his place in The Bahamas and he apparently wears it every morning. Good for him. Back to Sawgrass, where there was that Saturday incident with Garcia which was one case where Woods shared some responsibility. The scene on the par-5 second hole was chaotic. Woods was so deep in the trees that it appeared it was his turn to hit. Garcia stood over his second shot for the longest time. There was a burst of cheers when Woods pulled out his 5-wood. Garcia finished his swing and looked over at the crowd, clearly frustrated. Woods and Garcia don’t like each other and haven’t for the better part of 13 years. That much can be established. Garcia suggested in a TV interview during the storm delay that Woods pulled the club at just the right time to fire up the crowd and disrupt his swing. Woods said in a TV interview that evening, “The marshals, they told me he already hit, so I pulled a club and was getting ready to play my shot.�

Sports Illustrated talked to the chief marshal for that section of the course, John North, who said he stood over the ball to keep the gallery away from it and was 5 feet away when Woods played his shot. “Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to him,� North said. “I was disappointed to hear him make those remarks. We’re there to help the players and enhance the experience of the fans. He was saying what was good for him. It lacked character.� To suggest Woods purposely tried to distract Garcia is a stretch. It was hard to even see Garcia from where he was in the trees. But it was silly to hang this on “the marshals,� unless he mistook any of the hundreds of people around him as marshals. Woods’ mistake was not doing what just about every other tour player would have done – look over to the other player to determine who was away. This would require eye contact, and there wasn’t much of that in the third round. Garcia’s mistake was not doing what just about every other tour player would have done – say something to Woods, instead of calling him out on TV. The ball was back in Woods’ court at this point. Instead of telling Garcia he didn’t see him (if he didn’t) or apologizing (if he did) he threw out the line about the marshals and couldn’t resist taking a shot. “Not real surprising that he’s complaining about something,� Woods said of Garcia. Both of them should have been put in time-out. “It’s very unusual for an individual spat to get out,� Padraig Harrington said. “There’s no winners when that gets out there. I think when players have an issue, they find things. So if you don’t like somebody, you read things in, and you make more of a situation than there is.� Lost in this mess is that Woods is playing golf at a very high level. He is four short of Sam Snead’s record for career wins. He is a month away from the next major, where he will be the heavy favorite again. Woods is motoring right along. But it sure is a bumpy ride at the moment.

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Cedar planks dress up glazed brie with fruit By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press My trick to throwing a great party – and I love throwing a great party – is to keep my stress level as low as possible. Because an at-ease host makes for at-ease guests. For me, keeping party stress to a minimum means prepping as much food as possible in advance. That way, when people are arriving, all I need to do is heat, plate and eat. This also lets you focus more energy on how the food is presented, which – especially for a party – can be nearly as important as taste. One of my favorite party tricks is to use cedar wood planks for both cooking and serving. I love the look of the ruff hewn wood plank piled with food. And if the edges are a little charred, so much the better. One of my tried and true party appetizers that works with this technique is a grilled glazed brie with fresh fruit. It’s simple to prepare and looks more appetizing with all the delicious hot “filling” toppling over the side. I serve it with assorted fruit and water crackers, but baguette or your favorite crackers would be just as good. I make the fruit and nut mixture in advance and keep it in a jar in my refrigerator so I can throw it together when friends drop by unexpectedly, or just when I am feeling like a treat. It works best on a small 8-ounce wheel of brie because the rind will contain the oozing cheese as it heats up. The cedar plank adds a kiss of flavor, makes it easy to bake in the oven or pop onto the grill, and becomes your serving platter, as well. Even a simple cheese platter is dressed up by the rustic slab of wood and makes an impromptu wine and cheese party feel more special.

Cedar-Planked Pecan, Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Brie Everona Market Crackers

Start to finish: 30 minutes (plus soaking time for the cedar plank) Servings: 6 Cedar grilling plank (about 6-by8 inches) 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons dried cherries and/or chopped dried apricots 1 tablespoon bourbon 8-ounce round brie 1 tablespoon no-sugar raspberry jam 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons lemon juice Small bunch of grapes Water crackers, to serve Soak the cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes. If necessary, weigh it down to keep it submerged. Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, pecans, dried cherries and bourbon. This step can be done up to a week ahead. If so, cover and refrigerate until needed. Heat the grill to indirect medium heat. The cheese also can be prepared in the oven. For the latter, heat it to 400 degrees F. Place the Brie on the wet cedar plank. Spread the jam over the top of the cheese. Spoon the fruit and nut mixture over the jam. You may not need all of the nut mixture. Place the plank with the brie either on the grill grates or on a cookie sheet in the oven. Either way, cook for 10 minutes, or until the brie is slightly softened and the sugar melts. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the apple and pear slices with the lemon juice. Arrange the slices and grapes around the side of the brie. Serve on the plank with a cheese knife.

Nutrition information per serving: 300 calories; 130 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 31 g sugar; 9 g protein; 240 mg sodium.

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he day I paid nearly $11 for a fourounce box of “artisan” crackers, I had to wonder: Couldn’t I just make these myself? Flour, olive oil, sea salt. Those were the only ingredients listed on the box. Make my own crackers? It seemed like the answer had to be yes. The idea struck me as brilliant, for several reasons. It would save money. It would require no special equipment. It would let me customize snacks to my taste. And a bag of rustic-looking crackers, tied with a pretty ribbon, would make a charming hostess gift, for the next time I had a hostess. So I decided to give it a try. You might be starting to suspect that this is one of those stories where someone sets out to do something seemingly simple, only to stumble along the way and, finally, admit abject failure. You would be wrong. Turns out you can pretty much make crackers in your sleep. Or at least when you’re half-asleep,

baking in the middle of the night to test recipes for a story about crackers. I set out on my quest with just two parameters. First, I would spurn yeast. The goal was speed and simplicity, not hours waiting for single-celled organisms to digest dinner. Other leaveners – baking powder and baking soda – would be fine. Second, I wanted crackers for cheese, but not of cheese. In other words, no cheddar crackers, no Parmesan tuilles, no cheese straws, no blue cheese wafers, none of that. Just. Plain. Crackers. Ones that would work with a variety of cheeses, dips, spreads, tapenades, pepper jellies, whatever. It was my lucky break to meet Pat Elliott at a food expo in Richmond. She’s the owner and founder of Everona Dairy in Rapidan, Va., a business that grew out of her desire to give her herding dogs something to do. She started selling cheese and eventually decided to sell crackers to go with it. But they had to be produced right there at the dairy, not farmed out to another producer. “I like to do everything I can for myself,” Elliott says. “I’m sort of a Renaissance woman. I just like homemade things better.”

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Thickness of dough crucial to successful crackers • CRACKERS Continued from page C1 She wanted a cracker made with butter – “I think butter adds a lot to cheese” – but found that most recipes called for olive oil. She hit on the right formula, then later added different flavors – cocoa, hot pepper, herbs – to pair with specific cheeses. That’s one of the beauties of DIY crackers. They’re a blank canvas, one you can embellish with your favorite herbs, seeds, flavorings and aromatics.

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verona Dairy owner Pat Elliott developed these crackers specifically as an accompaniment to her award-winning cheese. She says their subtle buttery taste and crisp texture enhance the cheese without overpowering it. The dairy sells several types of these crackers. The cocoa crackers have the barest hint of chocolate flavor and are particularly suited for blue cheeses. The cinnamon-sugar variety, Elliott notes, aren’t ideal with cheese, but she likes them for their sweet taste. Serve with cheese as snacks, as appetizers or with an after-dinner cheese plate. They’re also good with a variety of other toppings, or even unadorned. The recipe can be doubled.

Everona Market Crackers Makes about 100 small crackers 2 cups flour, plus more as needed 3/4 teaspoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at a cool room temperature 1/2 cup hot tap water, or as needed Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly flour a work surface and a rolling pin. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a food proces-

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hese earthy crackers can hold their own against a zingy tapenade or dip or a sharp cheese. Roll them as thin as you can; the thicker they are, the less crisp they’ll be.

Flaxseed and Cracked Pepper Crackers Makes about 60 2-inch crackers 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed 1/4 cup golden flaxseed 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1/2 cup regular or low-fat buttermilk, or more as needed Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.

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hese thin, crisp, rusticlooking crackers are only masquerading as a bread product. They’re essentially made by baking pasta dough; in fact, if you own a pasta machine, you can use it to roll out the dough. The original recipe called for topping the crackers with coarsely chopped herbs; we’ve substituted seeds for a more interesting look. But they would welcome a wide variety of additions. Use a heavy hand with the rolling pin. You want the dough to be so thin that you can make out the grain of your work surface underneath it. To serve, break the crackers into large pieces, or offer them whole and let your guests do the breaking.

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Elliott generously gave me her recipe, and as she had promised, it was ridiculously easy. Flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, butter, water. Yes, twice as many ingredients as my fancy store-bought crackers. But I turned out 100 crisp, golden, slightly buttery squares pretty quickly, and while the commercial crackers had cost me more than $2.50 per ounce, I could make an ounce of these for 12 cents. Mine weren’t as whisperthin as the Everona crackers, as I realized later when I bought a few bags of them at a farmers market to see how

they stacked up. Elliott had told me that her baker uses a heavy marble rolling pin and presses the dough so thin you can see right through it. I fell a little short of that standard, but really, it didn’t matter. The results were satisfying. From there I moved on to the Everona cocoa crackers. They have only the barest hint of chocolate flavor, but Elliott says there’s enough of it to bring out the best in blue cheese. Another success. As I branched out and tried other recipes, I learned that the thickness of the dough can be a crucial factor.

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10 minutes. Use the floured rolling pin to roll the dough out as thinly as possible on the work surface (re-flour as needed). Ideally, the dough should be translucent enough so that you can see the work surface underneath it. You can pick up the dough and rotate it as needed in between rollings, but don’t turn it over. Sprinkle the dough with a little flour. Fold the dough carefully into 2 or 3 pieces, transfer it to a baking sheet and unfold it to cover the sheet. Use a pastry cutting wheel or sharp knife to quickly slice the dough into approximately 1 1/2inch squares, cutting the whole sheet in one direction first, then the other. Use the tines of a fork to prick each cracker several times. You can remove any trimmed-off pieces at the edges and re-roll them later, though they will be a little tougher in texture. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until the crackers turn golden and are light brown around the edges. (You might need to bake the crackers on the inside of the sheet a little longer, because they will not brown as readily.) Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat to use all of the dough. Cool completely before serving or storing.

Oat/Wheat Crackers: Follow the basic recipe, using 1 1/2 cups of flour and adding 1/4 cup of oldfashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats and 2 tablespoons wholewheat flour. Cocoa Crackers: Use 1 3/4 cups of flour and 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. Corn Spice Crackers: Substitute 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons yellow cornmeal for an equal amount of the flour, and add red pepper flakes or taco flavoring to taste. Pepper Crackers: Add about 1/2 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper. Herb Crackers: Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crumbled herbes de Provence. Cinnamon Spice Crackers: Sprinkle the crackers with a blend of ground cinnamon and sugar on the baking sheet before they go in the oven. sor. Add the butter and pulse several times to combine. With the machine running, add enough hot water to form a smooth, soft ball, stopping to check the texture before you add all of the water; you might not need all of it. (Alternatively, whisk the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and use a fork or pastry cutter to cut in the butter, then stir in the hot water.) Turn the dough out onto the work surface and knead it quickly and lightly. Divide into fourths and wrap in plastic wrap. Let the dough rest at room temperature for about

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour a work surface. Whisk together the flaxseed, flaxseed meal, the whole-wheat flour and 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, the baking soda, salt and black pepper (to taste) in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and use your fingers to quickly work it into the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Add the 1/2 cup of buttermilk and use a fork to bring all of the ingredients together, making sure that every bit of flour is moistened; add buttermilk as needed. The dough should look just slightly dry. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and knead it about 10 times to bring the dough together. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. When ready to bake, cut the dough in half. Return one half to the refrigerator (wrapped) while you work with the other half. Place the dough on the work sur-

Flaxseed crackers rolled out to one-eighth inch had the taste and mouth feel of cardboard. The same crackers at one-sixteenth inch were crisp, earthy and addictive. Rosemary flatbreads were excellent when rolled out thin, but outstanding when I ran the dough through a pasta machine, gradually taking it down four settings and ending up with translucent strips that I sprinkled with the chopped herb. Lacking preservatives and factory-sealed plastic packaging, my crackers don’t have the shelf life of most store-

pasta machine or pasta mixer attachment can help create crackers that are thinner than hand-rolled, which often translates as better. My old hand-crank machine sets up in a minute and is good for turning out long oval or smaller round crisps. Bottom line: DIY crackers are worth the time and effort, though I’d probably feel differently if I’d decided to go with yeast. But I love their look and taste, and I can imagine proudly presenting them – fetchingly packaged – upon arrival at my next dinner party.

Nutrition per cracker: 15 calories, 0 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar. Adapted from a recipe by Elliott, owner of Everona Dairy in Rapidan, Va. face and use a floured rolling pin to roll it out to a little over 1/16th-inch thick. Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out crackers. Alternately, use a pizza cutter to cut 1 1/2-inch squares, or use the small cutter of your choice. Use the tines of a fork to prick each cracker several times. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart; bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until slightly browned around the edges. Cool completely on a wire rack. Repeat to use all of the dough. You may reroll the dough scraps and cut out more crackers; their texture will be a little tougher. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Nutrition: 20 calories, 1g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein. Adapted from “Joy the Baker Cookbook,” by Joy Wilson (Hyperion, 2012)

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hese crackers look impressive, they taste great and they couldn’t be easier. Bagged and banded with a nice ribbon, they would make an ideal hostess gift to take along to a dinner.

Crisp Rosemary Flatbread Crackers Makes twenty-four 2-by-9-inch oval crackers or 5-inch round crackers 1 3/4 cups flour, plus more for the work surface 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped rosemary 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing Flaked sea salt, such as Maldon Place a heavy baking sheet

Makes eight 10-inch-wide crackers 1 cup semolina flour 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup warm water 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed 3 tablespoons mixed seeds, such as black and white sesame seed, fennel seed and poppy seed 1 teaspoon kosher or Maldon sea salt Combine the semolina and all-purpose flours and the salt in a medium bowl; stir until well mixed. Slowly add the water, stirring continuously until thoroughly incorporated. Use your hands to gather the dough and form it into a ball. Dust a work surface lightly with all-purpose flour. Transfer the dough to the work

bought ones. I seal them in zip-top food storage bags and keep them at room temperature, and most are good for several days, if not longer. Or I separate them into smaller quantities and freeze them. (Labeling and dating them first, of course.) Crackers that seem a little tired after defrosting or a little past their prime can often be revived by a brief stay in a 300-degree oven. I mentioned earlier that you don’t need special equipment to make crackers – a rolling pin and a baking sheet will get you there – but a

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surface and knead until it is firm and smooth but not sticky, 2 to 3 minutes. Wrap it in plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Place an inverted baking sheet or a pizza stone on the middle rack of the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Line a separate baking sheet with parchment paper.

on the middle rack of the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Lightly flour a work surface. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 tablespoon of the chopped rosemary in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, then add the water and oil, gradually stirring them into the flour until a soft, shaggy dough forms. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and knead gently 4 or 5 times to bring the dough together into a soft, smooth ball. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Work with one piece at a time and keep the remaining pieces covered with plastic wrap. Divide the first piece into 4 equal pieces; roll each one out on a sheet of parchment paper into a long oval shape, roughly 2 inches wide and 9 inches long, or into a circle with a diameter of at least 5 inches. The dough should be very thin. Use the tines of a fork to prick the cracker

Divide the dough into 8 equal portions, shape them into balls and wrap them in plastic wrap. Working with 1 piece of dough at a time, use the palm of your hand to flatten the ball into a disk. Reapply all-purpose flour to the work surface and use it to liberally dust a rolling pin. Roll the dough into as thin a round as possible; it should be a round that is 9 or 10 inches wide. Keep moving and turning the dough as you roll to prevent it from sticking, dusting the rolling pin and work surface with flour as needed. Carefully transfer the dough round to the parchment-lined baking sheet and smooth it out. Brush sparingly with a little of the oil. Sprinkle some of the seeds and salt over the top, using more than you think you’ll need because some will fall off. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the cracker and roll over it lightly with the rolling pin to help the toppings adhere. Remove the plastic

several times. Alternatively, and for crisper results, use a pasta machine to roll out each piece of dough until very thin, usually the fifth setting on the machine. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper. Right before baking, lightly brush the top of each cracker with oil. Scatter a little of the remaining chopped rosemary on top, then a little of the flaked salt, pressing slightly so the flakes adhere. Slide the parchment onto the preheated baking sheet and bake until pale golden and browned in spots, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the crackers to a wire rack to cool. Repeat to use all of the remaining dough.

Nutrition per cracker (based on 24): 80 calories, 1 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar.

wrap and use the tines of a fork to prick the dough every couple of inches. Slide the parchment paper and dough off the baking sheet and onto the preheated baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, rotating the parchment paper about halfway through baking as needed for even browning around the edges. Keep a close eye on the cracker, as it can burn quickly. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat to use the rest of the dough, seed mixture and oil. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.

Nutrition: 90 calories, 3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugar, 2 g protein. Adapted from “Pure Vegan,” by Joseph Shuldiner (Chronicle Books, 2012).


LEARNING

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8BRIEFS Renaissance Scholarship assists nontraditional students An endowment fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation that benefits individuals transitioning from the workforce to college, will award a scholarship to a qualified applicant. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is June 28. The Renaissance Scholarship will award an initial $1,000 scholarship, and is renewable for three succeeding years. Applicants must be residents of DeKalb County. The scholarship will support an individual who has been in the work force and desires to return to the academic world in pursuit of an undergraduate degree in any field of study. The endowment was started several years ago by Yvonne Johnson, a retired school teacher of Sycamore. The Renaissance Scholarship guidelines and application are available on the community foundation’s website, www. dekalbccf.org. For more information, contact Becky Zantout, Grants & Community Initiatives Manager, at 815-748-5383 or becky@dekalbccf.org.

KC student receives national scholarship Kishwaukee College student Gladys Sanchez is one of 10 students from across the country to be awarded the inaugural Oberndorn Lifeline to Completion Scholarship by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Sanchez, of DeKalb, is the current president of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Kishwaukee College and was the student trustee to the college’s Board of Trustees for the 2012-13 academic year. Her long-range goal is to become a special education teacher and open an art gallery for people with special needs to express themselves through art and to enjoy art created by others. Sanchez was selected from nearly 100 applicants from across the country to receive the newly created scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa’s new Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of the college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in the two-year college. Up to 10 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships will be awarded four times per year, beginning this spring. In 2011, Lou and Rosemary Oberndorf challenged the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation to raise $125,000 in order to receive a one-to-one challenge grant. When it was announced that the challenge was met at the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention, the Oberndorfs challenged the foundation to raise another $125,000 that they will match one-to-one, resulting in a total $500,000 endowment for the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship. For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, visit www.ptk.org.

Schramer earns Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree Natalie Schramer of Sycamore graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 12. The college is one of only 28 veterinary schools in the United States. Schramer and her fellow graduates in the Class of 2013 were the first to be educated under an innovative veterinary curriculum pioneered at Illinois. The new curriculum focused on integrating the clinical skills and basic sciences relevant to veterinary practice throughout the four-year doctoral degree program. Students in the Illinois program, unlike those in other veterinary curricula, spend 15 weeks during the first two years of study embedded in veterinary practice areas and practicing clinical skills in an extensive learning center equipped with models and simulations. Schramer will practice as an associate veterinarian at Riverdale Veterinary Clinic in Muscoda, Wis. Schramer is the daughter of Mark and Linda Schramer of Sycamore. She graduated from Sycamore High School in 2006. She also is a graduate of the Montana State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in animal science in 2009.

Local student honored at Coe College Coe College sophomore and Clare native Tim Salis was awarded the Outstanding Sophomore Award at the 2013 Coe College Leadership Convocation. This award is given to an outstanding leader in the sophomore class. Salis is the son of Keith Salis and a 2011 graduate of Sycamore High School. The Coe College Leadership Convoca-

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tion presents awards to outstanding campus leaders and organizations. All nominations are reviewed by the leadership recognition committee comprised of students, faculty and staff, who choose the award winners. The prestigious awards are given to those who exemplify outstanding commitment to campus.

WIU honors scholars The Academic Honors Convocation held Friday at Western Illinois University honored College, Departmental and Honors scholars and graduates who have earned academic distinction throughout their WIU careers. Students each receive a medallion for each honor, which they wear at Commencement ceremonies. College Scholars also receive a cash award from the WIU Foundation. College Scholars are determined by their outstanding academic excellence and service through the deans’ offices, upon recommendation by faculty. A Departmental Scholar is an outstanding degree candidate in an academic major as determined by the faculty in the major department. An Honors Scholar is a student in the Centennial Honors College who has completed a set of honors requirements and has achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Approximately 10 percent of graduating seniors achieve academic distinction, which is designed as Summa Cum Laude, highest academic distinction, with a minimum grade point average of 3.90; Magna Cum Laude, high academic distinction, with a GPA of 3.75-3.89; and Cum Laude, academic distinction, with a GPA between 3.60-3.74. Local students receiving honors were: DeKalb – Daniel A. Honeyman, Graphic Communication, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude Genoa – Andrew C. Brown, Economics (Bachelor of Arts) Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude Sycamore – Diane Kasper, Music, Honors Scholar

KC awarded Excellence in Financial Reporting Kishwaukee College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2012. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment. Beth Young, Dean of Business Affairs, was cited as the individual primarily responsible for preparing the CAFR under the supervision of Rob Galick, vice president for Administration and Finance. The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel as meeting the high standards of GFOA including demonstrating a “spirit of full-disclosure” to clearly communicate the college’s financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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Kishwaukee College recently held its annual Student Awards Day honoring students for excellence in the classroom and in the campus community. As part of the day, the All-Illinois Academic Team members from Kishwaukee College – Carlye Hoecherl and Clayton Peterson – were recognized. Pictured with Hoecherl and Peterson is Thomas L. Choice, president of Kishwaukee College.

Kish College celebrates Student Awards Day Kishwaukee College honored current students for excellence in the classroom and in the campus community last month at Student Awards Day in Jenkins Auditorium at the college. Awardees received certificates commemorating their achievements. The afternoon began with recognition of the Kishwaukee College selections for the All-Illinois Academic Team, Carly Hoecherl and Clayton Peterson. The students received their certificates from Thomas Choice, president of Kishwaukee College. The All-Illinois Team was followed by the selection of recipients for the Ruth Ashelford Pollock Outstanding Nursing Students: Stephanie Jones and Sophie McCarthy. The following students received awards in the Career Technologies Division: Outstanding Student in Agriculture Transfer – Kevin Shedd; Outstanding Students in Collision Repair Technology – Dominique Betts, Matt Falco, Enrique Garcia, Greg Knuuttila and Lee McCoy; Outstanding Student in Computer-Aided Design Technology – Patrick McDonough; Criminal Justice Academic Excellence – Jacqueline Ginter, Susanna Herrmann and Jason Matthew Vain; Outstanding SkillsUSA Criminal Justice Award – Christine Harbecke; Outstanding Students in Diesel Power Technology – Ethan Orzech, Garrett Kohlbauer, Steven (Kale) Sprouse, Austin Landis, Christian Nshuti and Frank Weyeshe; Outstanding Students in Horticulture – Allen Davidson and Marcella Schwartz; and Outstanding Students in Office Systems – Brenda Butz and Linda Malone. The following students received awards in Transfer Programs: Outstanding Journalism Student – Grace Martin; Outstanding Students in English – Katherine Harrison, Scott Glavac and Siti Asma; Outstanding Student in Financial Accounting – Jeanine Harp; Outstanding Student in Managerial Accounting – Ayinde Clark; Most Diligent Marketing-Management Student – Kirby Richards; Outstanding Student in Philosophy – Jennifer Grafton, Amanda Hurst, Travis Siwiec; Aristotle Award for Excellence in Tutoring – Zachary Klein and Trevor Stephansen-Fitzgerald; Outstanding Student

in Beginning Photography – Patricia Barnhardt; Outstanding Student in Intermediate Photography – Justin Hauck; Outstanding Student in Relief Printmaking – Rebecca Miller. The following students received awards in the Adult Education and Transition Programs Division: Adult Student Connections Achievement – Tomeka Holloway; Adult Student Connections Partnership – David Wilkinson; Award for Academic Excellence – Gilberto Hernandez; and Commitment to Student Success – Angel Grasty and Itzel Ortiz. The following students received monetary awards for their works included in this year’s edition of Kishwaukee College’s award-winning arts/ literary magazine, The Kamelian: Essay – Micayla Skonie, first place, Andy Anaya, second place, and Denean Shareet, third place; Poetry – Siti Asma, first place, Destiny Bons, second place, Denise Dolder, third place; Short Fiction – Alexandria Baisden, first and second place; 2-Dimensional Art – Emily Greer, first place, Siti Asma, second place, and Amy Shumaker, third place; 3-Dimensional Art – Monica Hoersting, first place, Mary Emmons, second place, and Ron Lofton, third place; and Photography – Nathan Dulceak, first and third place and Judah Lenz, second Place. The following students received awards and recognition for their contributions to campus through Student Government and Student Activities: Student Representative to the Board of Trustees – Gladyz Sanchez; Student Government President – Michael Cirino; Chris Heisner Award – Monique Weaver and Robert Walker; John C. Roberts Leadership Award – Grace Martin; Doris Piatak Community Service Award – Gladys Sanchez; Diversity Achievement Award – Gladys Sanchez; Black Caucus Student Distinguished Service Award – Nicole Sewell; Student Worker Excellence – Randi Ackland and Lonzell Wright. The following students were recognized for their acceptance into Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges: Luis Aguilar, Michael Cirino, Alex Dolister, Carly Hoecherl, Jennifer Link, Hillary Martinez, Gladys Sanchez and Bladimir Zacarias.

Helgeson selected 2013 Simon Essay winner at KC Joshua Helgeson of Rochelle has been selected as the winner of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Paul Simon Student Essay Contest at Kishwaukee College. Helgeson received a certificate and reimbursement of his Spring 2013 tuition and fees from the Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting held April 16. Helgeson’s essay will now be entered in the statewide competition to possibly earn an additional $500 stipend to be used toward Fall 2013 educational expenses. The Paul Simon Essay Contest is held annually. Each community college in the state of Illinois is invited to hold an essay competition for its students, select the best essay submitted at their school, and forward that essay to the state-level competition. The essays submitted are required to be no more than 500-words on the topic “How My Community College Changed My Life.” Helgson’s winning essay, titled “In a Blink of an Eye,” detailed his shift in perspective after a baseball injury sidelined him from playing the game he loved and made him realize his potential as a student at Kishwaukee College. If his essay is selected as the statewide winner, Helgeson will be invited to the annual ICCTA Conference in June.

Dan Gebo

Paul Kelter

Zhili Xiao

NIU presents Board of Trustees Professorships honoring research Northern Illinois University has named Dan Gebo in anthropology, Paul Kelter in literacy education and Zhili Xiao in physics as its 2013 Board of Trustees Professors – a top university honor that recognizes faculty members for international renown in their research and excellence in all facets of teaching. Gebo’s paleontological research is elucidating the origins of primates. Kelter is working to improve ways that students of all ages learn math and science. And Xiao is conducting pioneer-

ing work in the high-tech field of nanoscience. Each of the three also has built a reputation for top-tier teaching, bringing students into the research fold. “This award recognizes the very best of the best, and this trio couldn’t be more deserving,” NIU President John Peters said in a news release. “Professors Gebo, Kelter and Xiao are extraordinary and engaging mentors to NIU students, and they are also well known internationally for being at the very forefront in their respective fields of

research.” Established in 2007, the Board of Trustees Professorships honor faculty members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, academic leadership, scholarship or artistry, and service and outreach. Each BOT Professorship is accompanied by a $10,000 stipend, renewable annually during a five-year term. The BOT Professorship awards were presented last month during the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony and Reception in the Altgeld Auditorium.


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Family health kits offer news you can use Dear Abby: When friends and family get together, the conversation often turns to the subject of health. They swap stories about the medications they may be taking and the lifestyle changes they’re making to improve their health. They look to each other for support and tips to get through the flu or a nasty case of food poisoning, and rely on each other’s experience to tackle challenges like quitting smoking, managing heart disease, diabetes, menopause or conquering insomnia. To help your readers support their loved ones through these health issues and many more, the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health and the GSA’s Federal Citizen Information Center have created the free Friends and Family Health Kit. It contains more

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips than 20 publications that are quick to read, easy to understand, and feature health care and prevention tips for women and their families. Abby, thank you for letting your readers know about the Friends and Family Health Kit, and for sharing advice we can all use to better care for ourselves and for one another. -- Marsha Henderson, FDA Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health Dear Marsha: Your letter is timely because we are in the middle of Women’s Health Week, which runs from May 12-18. I’m always glad to receive your health kits because they are constantly

being updated to reflect the latest information. This year’s health kits cover subjects that include recognizing health scams, preventing food poisoning, managing your medications from pregnancy to menopause, participating in clinical trials (which can be a lifesaver), controlling asthma, selecting a mammography facility, and staying safe with cosmetics and tattooing. There is no charge for the Friends and Family Health Kits and they’re easy to order. Just send your name and address to Friends and Family Health Kit, Pueblo, CO 81009; go online to www.promotions. usa.gov/dearabby.html; or call: 888-8-PUEBLO (that’s 888-878-3256) weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. The publications can also be read online in PDF format, or be

downloaded to your computer and printed out. Print supplies are limited, so don’t wait to order them. Dear Abby: I live in Alaska and have good friends I visit every summer on the East Coast. I have some acquaintances and former co-workers who live there, too. Many of them want me to visit when I come down. I have grown apart from these former friends and keep in touch only through occasional emails and Facebook. Flying from Alaska to the East Coast is expensive and time-consuming. I really just want to rest and hang out with the friends I’ll be staying with. Even when I avoid posting pictures of my vacation on Facebook until after the trip, I get comments or emails about me not stopping by or letting them know I was in town.

What’s the polite way to tell these former co-workers and acquaintances that I don’t want to spend my vacation time with them? Or should I just get over it and devote some time to them as well? -- Trying to be polite in Anchorage Dear Trying to be Polite: If you have any desire to continue the relationships with your former co-workers and acquaintances, why not arrange to meet a group of them at an agreed-upon place one afternoon for a “reunion”? If you don’t, then either ignore their comments or respond to the emails by saying you needed to rest, which is the reason you didn’t socialize more during your vacation.

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Address toddler’s biting as soon as it occurs Dear Dr. K: Today at the playground my toddler bit another child. How can I make sure she doesn’t do this again? Dear Reader: Lots of toddlers between 1 and 3 years go through biting and/or hitting stages. Children at these ages cannot yet express in words their feelings, so they may bite or hit parents, children or caregivers to get attention or to express frustration. These young children also may bite just to see what kind of reaction it provokes. Toddlers will try any behavior to achieve a goal -- until they learn that the behavior is unacceptable. If we didn’t know it was unacceptable, we adults would prob-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff ably revert to behaving like toddlers. (In fact, no surprise, we sometimes do.) And kids who know a behavior is unacceptable still will do it when the conditions are right. A friend’s 5-year-old daughter was alone in the living room bouncing a ball. The ball knocked over a vase. When her mother heard the crash, she came into the room, saw what had happened and said to her daughter: “You know you’re not supposed to bounce a ball inside the house! Why did

you do that?” Her daughter replied, “’Cause you weren’t looking, Mom.” Back to the biting: The reasons for this aggressive behavior may be understandable, but the behavior itself is never acceptable. Biting and hitting hurt, and children need to learn more appropriate ways to express themselves. My pediatrician colleagues here at Harvard Medical School tell me that when your child bites or hits, it is very important to make a swift, direct response. Tell your daughter what she should not do, why she should not do it, and what the consequences will be if she does it again. State firmly and immediately: “No! Do not bite! Biting

hurts! If you do it again, no TV for you tonight!” Keep your words simple and short. Children this age don’t have the attention span or developmental ability to understand long explanations. After responding to your child’s misbehavior, try to figure out why she acted this way. If she is biting or hitting to get attention, discourage this behavior by making extra efforts to praise her when she behaves appropriately. If your child has kicked or bitten another child, pay special attention to the victim. Your child will learn that by misbehaving, her attempts to get your attention have backfired. If she is biting to relieve teething pain, offer her some-

thing soft to chew on. If she is frustrated or angry, remove her from the situation. If she has started to talk, suggest words that she can use to express her feelings. If she is overstimulated, over-tired or hungry, address the specific need and try to anticipate it in the future. If aggressive behaviors are properly addressed as soon as they occur, most children learn quickly that this kind of behavior is unacceptable and stop. If your child is older than 3 years and is still hitting and/ or biting, your pediatrician may recommend that she see a child psychiatrist.

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Letter writer has been there and done that Dr. Wallace: I appreciate your strong stand of telling teens the physical dangers of smoking tobacco products with cigarettes being the leader. I’m a 52-year-old woman who started smoking at the very young age of 14. When I started smoking, it was considered that smoking was cool and sophisticated. Advertisements on television and radio and even billboards pitched the image that smoking was the “in” thing. All the beautiful women in the movies enjoyed smoking. At age 22, I watched my father die from lung cancer.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace He was a heavy smoker. That day, I decided to end my smoking habit, but I couldn’t. I was totally addicted to nicotine. I still make an effort to quit smoking several times a year, but I’m still a victim of tobacco. I have hope that someday I will be tobaccofree. My only hope is that it will not be too late by then. Please continue to encourage teens to never start

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You should be able to notice some steady improvement in several matters of considerable importance. Be content with the speed of your progress instead of trying to rush things along. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Although your prospects for personal gain look good, don’t expect to become a millionaire overnight. Be grateful for the profitable developments that come your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Be logical and practical about your financial dealings, but by the same token, don’t discount any of your hunches. Your intuition might be sensing something you’re missing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A surefire way to guarantee that your friends will speak well of you is to speak highly of them. However, make sure what you say is sincere, not just flattery. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – The race will go to the smart and not necessarily to the swift in career-related matters. Be sure you use your head wisely, so that you can be numbered among the winners. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Those that aren’t tuned into your wavelength will prove to be a big bore. Try to associate with companions whose likes and dislikes parallel yours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Timing is important when you are trying to promote something that could be financially beneficial. Wait to make your pitch until you have your prospect’s full attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – If you have to make a critical decision, get as much feedback from others as you can. Some of their input could reveal important aspects that you’ve overlooked. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – This is a good day to talk to the boss about some changes that you feel would help the operation. If it makes sense, your superior will be interested. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – When dealing with others on a one-on-one basis, “Judge not lest ye be judged” is a good adage to keep in mind. Your associates will emulate your behavior. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – When in conversation about a critical decision, the debate won’t be won by the person who has the last word. Go for quality, not quantity. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’re an extremely effective communicator, so don’t waste your time on idle chatter. Use your skills to charm people who can help advance your interests. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Someone with your interests at heart will show you a procedure that could strengthen your financial position.

smoking, or if they are now smoking, to have the courage to stop and never again start. I wish I had never had that first puff of my dad’s Lucky Strike! – Nameless, Brookhaven, Miss. Nameless: Thanks for sharing your experiences with the power and destruction of nicotine with our teen readers. It’s very important that they hear from those who have “been there and done that.” Dear Abby: I’m 19, and my fiance is 21. I really care for Ted, and basically he’s a good guy, but he is extremely possessive of me and is a very

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jealous sort of person. I’m a very attractive young woman, and Ted is what one would say ruggedly handsome. If we’re out together and I happen to look at another guy, he gets upset. When he cools off, he apologizes, but that cooling off only lasts until he thinks I’m looking at another guy. He said he would change his jealous ways after we get married, but I’m not sure he will. My parents don’t believe he will change and keep advising me not to marry Ted. But my best friend thinks that he is a good catch and is too good to toss away. Help! – Unde-

cided, Batavia, Ill. Undecided: Follow the advice of your parents! I’ve never subscribed to the theory that a person’s flaws will disappear after the marriage ceremony. In fact, many of them intensify. Since Ted is aware that he has a jealousy problem, I’d advise him to seek professional counseling. My advice is to delay the wedding until you are 100 percent positive he is no longer overbearingly possessive. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Finding the fit when the opener is 4-4 This week we are looking at various aspects of the Stayman convention, which tries to find a 4-4 major-suit fit after opener shows a balanced hand. When the opening bid is one no-trump and responder bids two clubs, it asks opener to show a four-card major. If he has two of them, he rebids two hearts. Then, what does the responder do when he has four spades and fewer than four hearts? If he has game-invitational strength, he continues with two spades if one no-trump – two no-trump would not be natural (perhaps a transfer to diamonds). But if one notrump – two no-trump would be inviting three no-trump, the responder rebids two no-trump. When the responder has game-forcing values, he jumps to three no-trump. If, as in this deal, the opener is 4-4 in the majors, he moves the contract from three no-trump to four spades. West leads the club queen. East takes dummy’s king with his ace and returns the club eight (the higher of two remaining cards). When that holds the trick, East shifts to the heart king. How should South continue after winning this trick with his ace? South must avoid a spade loser. This will be easy if the suit splits 3-2, but what if an opponent has four to the jack? This can be handled only if it is East with the length. South should cash his spade king, then play a spade to dummy’s ace. When the bad break comes to light, South finesses his spade 10, draws the last trump, and runs the diamonds for his contract.


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Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

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Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

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Monty

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Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

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Rick Stromoski Big Nate

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LEARNING

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Harvey Creek field trip

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DeKalb Interfaith Network honors NIU Law student

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Sandwich Park District hosted an Earth Day / Arbor Day program at Harvey Creek Conservation Area on April 26. Sue Swithin, director of the park district, met with Doni Morgan’s and Pamela Pescitelli’s thirdgrade classes from Woodbury Elementary School. Information about what grows and what animals live at Harvey Creek was shared and everyone took a walk around the path looking for animal footprints. The children also helped plant a tree with help from park district staff and board members. Bill Novicki, Ron Henrich, Steve Wolf, Bert Troeger, Norm Troeger helped make the field trip special for the students.

WWII presentation

At a small gathering on May 5, the DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice honored graduating Northern Illinois University Law School student Kevin Zickterman for his help with programs on campus during the past year. In presenting a certificate of appreciation, network treasurer Ric Amesquito spoke of Zickterman’s leadership in the law school’s chapter of Amnesty International and his contribution to network programs. “Because of his invaluable help, important information about our nation’s questionable use of drones and about the dangers posed by nuclear power plants – one of which is only 39 miles from DeKalb – were brought to the attention of the students, faculty, staff, as well as to the general public,” Amesquito said in a news release. After graduation, Zickterman plans to take the bar examination and pursue a career in state or local gov-

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Kevin Zickterman, Northern Illinois University Law School student, accepts Interfaith Network Appreciation award from Ric Amesquita. ernment. He eventually hopes to run for an elected office. In addition, he has dreams of starting his own nonprofit to transfer surplus supplies from manufacturers to needy families. The certificate of appreciation was accompanied by a $500 award from the Interfaith Network. The organization has been active

in DeKalb for 26 years. In addition to a weekly peace vigil in downtown DeKalb, the network presents programs on issues of peace and justice and presents scholarship awards to graduating seniors at DeKalb High school. Membership is open to concerned citizens. For more information, call Cele Meyer at 815758-0796.

Science competition winners Clinton Rosette Middle School seventh-graders Stephanie Vazquez (from left), Bryce Comer and Anan Ghrayeb entered the eCybermission science competition and won first place in the state. Their project tested various shapes of propellers to create pocket wind energy. As the state winners, each student received a $1,000 savings bond. The students are pictured with their adviser, sixth-grade teacher, Kelli Hamilton.

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Veterans Ursula Sarver and Don Schoo spoke to Sycamore Middle School’s eighth-grade class on May 1. They talked about their experiences during WWII. Pictured with them are Mary McConnaughay, Katie Yunek, Jason Wittenberg and Boston Bons.

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STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Chevron and the United States Golf Association (USGA) are bringing science to life by showing how STEM studies play a big role in the game of golf. This page is the fourth in a series of special Kid Scoop pages created through this partnership.

You may see a funny, bumpy ball sitting on a tee. ee. But when you take it into the the STEM Zone, a golf ball looks aerodynamic! The word aerodynamic comes from two Greek words:

The impact, or hit, of a golf club on a ball gives it speed to move. Drag is an opposite force that slows a moving object.

STRENGTH ANALYSIS DYNAMIS FAIRWAY FLIGHT IMPACT TRAVEL TUNNEL SPEED FORCE DRAG HANG BLOW WAKE AIR

Most round objects (like a golf ball) have less drag than flat objects (like a cube). Wave your hand through the air. You can feel the drag of the air.

The weight of an object makes it harder to lift. Have you ever wondered how a full passenger jet, which weighs about 300,000 pounds, can fly? Aerodynamics! Golf balls do not create as much lift as a passenger jet, but they do create enough to greatly increase hang time, and therefore, distance.

THIN WAKE ON A DIMPLED BALL

drag Dimples on a golf ball reduce and increase lift. Here’s how: ball The air boundary around a golf creates with no dimples is wider. This a thick wake behind the ball and more drag.

As a golf ball travels through the air, wind resistance creates drag, which slows the ball down. The dimples on a golf ball reduce the drag of the air making it possible for the ball to go faster and farther.

STEM Connection: Bernoulli’s Principle explains how STEM in the News objects generate aerodynamic Collect STEM related articles from the newspaper lift. Lift is partly responsible for to place in a time capsule. What do the articles tell getting golf balls to travel as far us about current technology? as they do. Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

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STEM Zone content on this page is provided through a partnership with Chevron and the USGA.

Scientists and engineers use the rules of aerodynamics to make things go fast and far – like race cars, jet planes and golf balls!

THICK WAKE ON A SMOOTH BALL

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Att the US USGA Test Center, scientists created Cente er, scient 70-foot-long a 70-foot-lon ng tunnel to test golf machine shoots out golf balls. A machin ne shoot mph. Infra-red sensors balls at 190 mp pph. Infra tunnel record the flight of along the tunne the ball as it flies through the tunnel. The sensors send this data to a computer for analysis. The indoor test tunnel is used by golf ball companies around the world as they develop new golf balls for the sport.

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

Problem Solvers STEM workers are problem solvers. Locate a problem in the sports section of the newspaper that an athlete or team faced. Write about and illustrate an invention to solve it. Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

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Kane County Fairgrounds ! Inside ! Furniture, glassware, toys, old pictures, postcards, books, large amount of collectibles, jewelry, kitchen collectibles, Indian rugs, baskets & pictures, linens, blankets

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BENEFIT GARAGE SALE

Thurs, Fri & Sat 8:30am – 5pm

All proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Genoa

Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18

HUGE SALE

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Items include: Baby bed, baseball card sets, TV's, sports memorabilia, bicycles, books, records, DVD's, tapes, sports equipment, snow blower, patio furniture, golf clubs, antique dressers, desks, decorations, furniture, antique bed frames, and more!

DEKALB

FRI & SAT MAY 17 & 18 8- 4PM Bridges of Rivermist

ESMOND NA-DA FARM BARN SALE/EVENT May 17th, 5-8pm & May 18th, 93pm. Over 30 different dealers featuring vintage, handmade, antique items + food (including organic baked goods)+ live music & much more. Named one of the BEST flea markets from coast to coast by Flea Market Style Magazine!! For more info, visit: nadafarmlife.org/events

Dekalb: Moore Care for Kids. Licensed home daycare. CPR & first aid trained. FT openings, $125/ week, 6a-6p 815-758-1230

AMAZING GRACE ANTIQUES HUGE YARD

Baby clothes & furniture, children clothes-boys & girls,furniture, household items,dishes, blankets, microwave, stand-alone jewelry box, scrap-booking items, men & women clothes, tools, home decor, large play set ($1200), toys and MUCH MORE!

DEKALB

FRI, MAY 17 9AM - 5PM SAT, MAY 18 9AM - 3PM 272 LEXINGTON ST. Furniture, bedding, household & MUCH MORE!

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SHOP SALE 401 N. Main St. (Route 47) Elburn 630-365-2006

May 17 th & 18th 9am - 5pm Dealers Emptying Garages & Barns!

BURLINGTON

Antiques

Kitchen tables, sofa, microwave, small appliances, collectible glassware, albums, 78's, holiday decorations, books, yarn, kitchen utensils, collectible bells, antiques, vhs, dvds, pots, dishes, stereo. Must go.

Maple Park

GENEVA Eagle Brook

May 17 and 18 8:00AM to 4:00 PM LARGE MOVING SALE

MALTA FRI & SAT MAY 17 & 18 8AM - 4PM 201 SOUTH 4TH ST. Lawn mowers, Bolen tractor with plow & chains, vintage tools, garden items, antique crocks, Depression glass, Thomas Edison phonograph with 90 cylinder records, antique tables, '50 vintage salt & pepper sets, washer & dryer, gas stove, 2 refrig's, household items, Royal Wheat china, Modertone Platonite dish set.

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Thurs, Fri & Sat. May 16th - 18th 8am – 5pm

417 E. Royal Dr. Gazebo, Old Fishing & Tackle, Lots of Furniture, Lawn Mower, Antiques & Collectibles...

DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

DEKALB LARGE

Fri 5/17 7-5, Sat 5/18 8-12

1616 Eagle Brook Drive

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HUGE SALE

Coffee & Cookies

154 Plank Rd

313 Virgil St. Friday & Saturday 8am – 5pm Pine Harvest table, cherry twin beds, walnut dresser, small oak dresser, wall desk, 2 Decan benches, printer's drawer, brass ceiling lamp, light fixture antiques, misc. chairs, chests, dishes and linens.

DeKalb

1392 & 1393 Omega Circle Drive (North off of Twombly Road in back subdivision)

Friday, 7 am – 5pm Saturday, 7am – 2pm

TVs & Remotes, Tools, Go Carts, household items, and much misc.

117 E. Royal Drive

(Accessible off of North First St at Rich Rd, Bethany Rd or Covered Bridge Ln)

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157 Joanne Lane

32734 Genoa Road Fri. 9 – 5, Sat. 9 – 3 Futon, snowblower, desk, smoker, punching bag, lawn cart, old tools, household items, toys, books, clothes, collectibles, GeoTrax, game table and more!

GENOA PLANT SALE WED - SAT 9:30AM - 5:30PM SUN 10:00AM - 2PM

11967 Rt. 72

415 SETTLER RD. TV's, furniture, snowblower, lawn tools, lamps, computer equipment, clothes, household goods & MORE!!

GENOA 32772 GENOA RD. 1 mile off Route 72

THURS, FRI, SAT MAY 16, 17,18 9AM - 5PM Home grown perennials, hostas, rubarb, patio plants, fences, tralises, benches, Hoosier cupboard, furniture, old farm items, antiques, miscellaneous.

HINKLEY

INSIDE YARD SALE Rain or Shine Pioneer Park, Rt. 30 th

Sat, May 18 , 8am - 3pm Toys Baby Items Bikes Misc.

Fri. May 17, 8am – 1pm Sat. May 18, 8am – 2pm Antiques, collectibles, household, old & newer toys, enamelware, glassware, books, horse tack & saddles, horse décor, Breyer horses, linens, model train misc., some furniture, and lots more!

SAT, MAY 18 (Some Sales Also Friday & Sunday)

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! !!!!!!!!

Moving / Garage Sale

Over 40 Sales in Malta & Prairie Springs Sub.

1702 Oakwood Ave.

5 miles W of DeKalb or 9 miles E of Rochelle

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MALTA

MULTI-FAMILY AT ONE LOCATION

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE

TANZANIA DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER Incredible Selection!!

15246 S. Rt 23

303 S. First St

DEKALB 613 Fox Hollow 3 Family Sale! Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm

3½ miles S. of Rt. 88 Tollway on S. Rt. 23 Thur – Fri – Sat May 16 - 17 - 18 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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SOMONAUK RELAY FOR LIFE GARAGE SALE 14625 South County Line Road, Somonauk. 5/17 8a-4p, 5/18 8a-noon Kids clothing, antiques, bake sale, handmade purses

May 16-18 Thurs & Fri 8am -5pm Sat 8am – 12pm

ANNUAL SALE !!!!!!!!!!

FRI & SAT MAY 17 & 18 9AM - 4PM !!!!!!!!!! Jewelry, antiques, camping items, household items, quad racer, furniture, power tools & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

1331 Windfield Dr Ladies & Collectors, this one's for you! High end vintage & antiques, vintage clothes, jewelry, and shoes, Clothes! Clothes! Clothes! Brand new or like new or it's not being sold here! Purses, books, toys, baby items galore, too much to put in words!

Reconditioned & Guaranteed Appliances: Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, & dishwashers. Assured Appliance 847-293-0047 REFRIGERATOR - GE side by side. Color is off-white. AWESOME condition. $200 obo Call with questions 815-901-8381 or 815-508-2353

Antique chest of drawers. Refinished & beautiful with 2 large drawers, 1 medium drawer and 2 small drawers. $375. Call 815-825-2880 ANTIQUE OLD FARMERS HAND PUMP $145. 847-515-8012 BARN WOOD WHEELBARROW $75. 847-515-8012

FERN STAND

Sycamore 1132 Arneita St

Walnut, very old, very sturdy with ornate carvings, $85.00. 815-756-8182

May 17 & 18 7am – 2pm

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

Children's furniture, toddler race car bed, toys, clothes, shoes, dvds, books; wooden swing set, 1995 883-Harley Davidson

Sycamore

2 GUYS ANNUAL LIVING ESTATE / GARAGE SALE May 16 & 17 8:00 til 6:00 daily Across from YMCA

SYCAMORE 635 Charles St. GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. 8am-? Household & holiday items, Jigsaw Puzzles & Loads of Good Stuff.

Sycamore Estate/Garage Sale 1431 Oakland Dr

Foy Addition, north of Sycamore

Wednesday, 1pm-6pm Thursday-Sunday, 8am-5pm Large assortment of vintage and antique glassware, Ruby Red, Milk, Depression, Fire King. Coca Cola cooler, easel, ice box, furniture and much miscellaneous. Items added daily.

Sycamore

Milk Crates - Old Wood

SYCAMORE MULTI FAMILY SALE Thurs, Fri, Sat Heron Creek 2415 Dustin Dr. 8:30-noon Tons of furniture, like new sectional sofa, love seat, sets of dishes, name brand clothing and purses, exercise equipment, and much more.

Stroller. 1 Saunter. Like new, used by grandparents. $75. OBO 630-232-1982

Sycamore

IPAD 2, 16gb, black, wi-fi. Excellent used condition. Includes case. $325 OBO. 630-710-2121

Neighborhood Garage Sales Lincolnshire Drive Friday, 8:30 – 5 Saturday, 8:30 - ? Shelving units, wicker planter, Nordic Track Walk Fit, milk bottles, Fiesta, golf clubs, vending machine, drum set, extension ladder, high chairs, tools, lamps, lanterns, coins, Barb wire plaques, DeKalb Ag., flat irons, Shirley Temple and more!

Sycamore th

Saturday, May 18 8am – 4pm

1445 John St. Maple Terrace Subdivision Bulls Collectibles, Car Magazines, Electronics, Computer Items & Housewares.

EVERYTHING MUST GO.

SYCAMORE WILLOW NOOKS

INDOOR VINTAGE SALE SAT, May 18, 8-2

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BEDROOM SET Kink size, headboard, frame, box spring and mattress, matching long dresser. EXC COND! $1200/obo. 2 Loveseats $500. 815-758-7027 Dinette Set

BEAUTIFUL DINETTE SET Heavy glass and metal table with four very comfortable upholstered chairs with metal legs. Table top is 48 inches in diameter. Chairs come with extra set of fabric covers for seats. Very little wear. Informal, casual and colorful design is perfect for the kitchen, breakfast nook or covered patio. $300. 815-517-0830 after 4 pm. FUTON - Used, in good condition $30. 815-739-6708 after 6pm HARDWOOD CHEST OF DRAWERS – 3 Large Dovetail Drawers, 40”x18”x32”. Best time to call between 9am-4pm Mon-Fri. $40. 815-758-3122.

Sofa Couch & Matching Sofa Chair Cream with optional chocolate brown slip cover from BB&B included. All in excellent condition! $350 for the set. 815-788-1180

BLENDER - Newer. $10. Call 815-758-7498 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.

Step Ladder – 6ft Warner Fiber Glass Type A1- 300lb Duty – Certified – Non Conductive – Exc. Cond. $65 Sycamore. 815-991-5149

Scooter – Amigo – Red – Used Needs New Seat - $50obo 815-508-2739 9am-5pm

Berber Carpet – Two Pieces, Bound, Light color, less than 3 years old, 11'x11' and 9'x8' $250 for the pair. Call any time. 815-901-5596. CHICKEN WIRE - Approximately 15 - 20 ft. New Chicken Wire - $3. 815-895-4154

DECK STAIN $25 815-479-1000

Fence Puller - Best Offer. Call 815-895-4154 Hydraulic Car Jack, 3 Ton $5. Call 815-895-4154 LANTERN - Coleman Multi-Function King Cobra Lantern With TV, Radio, Spotlight and Siren, New In Box, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Norwood Floor Loom – Solid Cherry Wood – Weaving Width 40” - 4 Harness – 6 Treadle – Comes w/2 Extra Reeds $550 815-901-1329 WORK GLOVES – 360 pr., New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $125.00 for all, will seperate. Sycamore. 815-991-5149

BABY GRAND PIANO -- 5'2"

Marshall & Wendell, circa 1920s, beautiful wood. $500. Call for Roger 815-754-0839, DeKalb.

Full Starter Kit Drumset

includes: 5 drums & 2 cymbals $275.00 obo For details call or text 402-305-8488

Golf Clubs. Never used. Adams XTD3 Insight 4-9 plus PW & GW, Ping WACK-E Putter, Cleveland XL 270 Laucher Ultralite driver, and top of the line MaxFli Tour Stand Bag. Retail $725, asking $450. 815-751-1429.

Step 2 Child Ride In 2-Seater Wagon With Door That Opens And Latches Shut, $35, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 Step 2 Child Ride On Van For 2, Car Has Door That Opens, Steerig Wheel, Key That Turns & Clicks, A Trunk That Folds Down & Another Child Can Sit There Or Use As Storage, $35, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. TRAIN TABLE - Step 2 Child Train Table Railway With Deluxe Canyon Road, Large Rectangular Table With Colorful Built In Multi Level Tracks & Bridges, Deep Tray Great For Storage & Organization, Fits Thomas The Train, Brios, Match Box, Hot Wheel Cars & Others, Put The Cover On & You Can Use It For An Activity Art Table, Great Shape, $50, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

16038 Quigley Rd.

301 S. 2nd St.

Household, furniture, baby, lawn & garden, some estate sales items + A WHOLE LOT MORE!

You Want It? We've Got It!

Orchard Crossing Sub. Fri. & Sat. 8-4 Come One Come All Family members cleaning out. Something for everyone!!!! Books, clothes, household items and much much more for all ages.

Malta

DeKalb

Large assortment of neon beer signs, lights & mirrors, tin signs, advertising items, kids bikes, DVD's, yard & garden items, trunks, house items, misc. Something for Everyone!

Fri 5/17 & Sat 5/18 9a-6p Sunday 5/19 10a-2p

Annual barn's cleaning! Antiques, tools, furniture, power tools, electrical supplies, printing press, collectables, antique wood trim, household, miscellaneous. Unique items. 50 years of collecting.

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday until June 1st

Antiques, Dining Set, Sonora Phonograph, Glassware, Mirrors, Lamps, Rocker, Primitive Collectibles, CDs, Record Albums, Vintage Pioneer Turn Table Reel to Reel, X-Mas décor, Wicker, Tools, Household items.

1509 Hawksley Lane

Perennials, Annuals, Flats, Baskets and Vegetables. Fern Bleeding Hearts, Coral Bells, Hibiscus, Clematis, Day Lilies, Ferns, Delphinium and Astilbes.

Furniture, Quilt Rack & Books, Craft Items, girls & 2X clothing, Pictures, Toys, Tools and much more.

201 THORNBROOK RD. FRI 5/17 & SAT 5/18 8am-4pm

In upscale neighborhood

2445 Bethany Road

YARD & PLANT SALE

HUGE GARAGE SALE

NORTH AURORA

West of Genoa on Rt.72 Farm across from GK High School

MALTA ANNUAL FRI & SAT MAY 17 & 18 8AM - 3PM

Sycamore

Off of Airport Rd.

Fri, May 17 9am-4pm 253 E Maplewood Dr

TONS OF VINTAGE ITEMS!

Furniture, baby items, toys, household items, jewelry, clothing, and more!

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VIRGIL 5N896 Meadow St

2 miles west of 47 south of 64 May 16, 17, 18 9-3pm GARAGE AND TACK SALE lots of household stuff, some horse tack, lots of knick knacks, etc

GARDEN SPRAYER – Hudson 1 gallon - slightly used - $5. Call 815-895-4154 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 ROTOTILLER - Manually Operated Garden Rototiller $5. 815-895-4154

TOOL SHED

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

Bench Grinder - 1/2 Horsepower Best Offer. Call 815-895-4154. Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

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Silver, good condition. $2,300. Call 630-400-9003 2002 Chevy Malibu, 4 dr., 100K mi., P/S, P/B, A/C. $2,500 815-756-1246

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT,108K miles, good condition, $6000 815-517-1350

Bench Grinder – ½ H.P. $10 obo 815-895-4154 Durall Back Saw & Mitre Box Kit New- $10. 815-895-4154

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2002 Chevy Blazer. 2 Door, 4WD, ZR2 Pkg, Red w/black interior. Excellent condition. Runs great. $6300. 815-784-8448

PERSONAL PROPERTY ESTATE AUCTION

STORAGE WARS AUCTION

IN ORDER TO SETTLE THE ESTATE OF HAROLD (SLIP) WEISS, THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE OFFERED AT AUCTION LOCATED AT 121 SOUTH BROWN STREET, GENOA, ILLINOIS.

SATURDAY MAY 18TH

SUNDAY MAY 19TH HAYWOOD WAKEFIELD FURNITURE, 3 SHELF BOOKCASE, COFFEE TABLE, 3 DRAWER BUFFET, CHINA HUTCH; FULL SIZE POOL TABLE; 50’S ROCKER; NEWER WHITE SOFA; FOOT STOOL; FLOOR AND TABLE LAMPS; 50” SAMSUNG FLAT SCREEN TV ON STAND MODEL HL-P50815W; SEEING TECHNOLOGIES PRINT ENLARGER W/ TOSHIBA SCREEN MODEL 95C2017; GE 22 CU.FT. REFRIGERATOR W/ BOTTOM FREEZER STAINLESS STEEL FRONT, ONLY 5 YEARS OLD; LIKE NEW MAYTAG CENTENNIAL WASHER; LOTS OF FRAMED WALL ART; KITCHENWARE, HOUSEWARES; COLLECTION OF OLD WOOD WORKING TOOLS; LOTS OF NAILS, SCREWS AND HARDWARE ITEMS; LONG HANDLED TOOLS, GARDEN TOOLS, OLD TINS; GAS GRILL; HAND TOOLS LARGE ASSORTMENT OF POWER TOOLS, DRILLS, SAWS, JIGS, SANDERS; MAKITA MITER SAW LIKE NEW ON STAND; DELTA RADIAL ARM SAW; JOHN DEERE 115 AUTOMATIC RIDING MOWER W/ 42” DECK; FINCO 10 GAL. TRAILER SPRAYER; NEW MEDLINE WHEELED CHAIR; AND OTHER USABLE ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. MR. WEISS WAS A KNOWN CRAFTSMAN AROUND THE GENOA AREA. HE HAS A NICE ASSORTMENT OF GOOD USABLE TOOLS. CHECK OUT THE PICTURES ON OUR WEB SITE. WWW.ALMBURGAUCTIONS.COM TERMS: CASH, CHECK, VISA, MC. ON AUCTION DAY. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS, INJURY OR THEFT. ALMBURG AUCTIONEERING , MALTA, IL 815-825-2727 LUNCH AVAILABLE ON SITE.

*** ALL SELLS AT ABSOLUTE SALE NO RESERVE!! *** WE WILL HAVE MANY UNITS TO SELL THIS YEAR. COULD BE AS MANY AS 40 UNITS BY SALE TIME. WE WILL START AT DEKALB SELF STORAGE LOCATED AT 214 HARVESTOR DRIVE. SOUTH SIDE OF DEKALB OFF RT. 23. YES, YOU READ IT CORRECTLY, @ 7:00 A.M.!! WHEN FINISHED THERE WE WILL PROCEED TO 202 HARVESTOR DRIVE, THEN AT 11:30 A.M BE AT 190 STEPHANIE DRIVE, CORTLAND, IL AND IF YOU STILL NEED MORE WE WILL TAKE UP THE AUCTION AGAIN MOVING BY 1:30 P.M. TO SELL STORAGE UNITS AT SYCAMORE SELF STORAGE, LOCATED AT 2185 GATEWAY DRIVE, SYCAMORE, IL, JUST OFF SYCAMORE ROAD ACROSS FROM HAUSER-ROSS EYE CLINIC FOLLOWED BY 6 UNITS IN MALTA, IL ON RT. 38, STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. UNITS WILL BE SOLD 2 WAYS: AS A WHOLE AND INDIVIDUAL ITEMS. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK & RECEIVE UPDATED FINDS OF ITEMS IN STORAGE UNITS BRING YOUR TRUCKS AND TRAILERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. YOU BUY IT, YOU LOAD IT, YOU PAY FOR IT, YOU SAVE!!!! YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THESE UNITS! ITS LIKE A TREASURE HUNT. PAST YEARS FINDS WERE 67 MUSTANG FASTBACK ROLLING CHASSIS, JET SKIS, BIKES, MAC TOOLS, APPLIANCES & ANTIQUES. TERMS FOR AUCTION: 10% BUYERS PREMIUM ADDED TO ALL ITEMS SOLD. CASH, CHECK, MC OR VISA. ALL BIDDERS MUST REGISTER FOR BIDDERS NUMBER. ALL ITEMS PAID FOR EACH LOCATION. YOU KEEP YOUR BIDDER NUMBER ALL DAY. NO ITEM REMOVED UNTIL COMPLETELY SETTLED FOR. A $50.00 REFUNDABLE CASH DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED FROM ANY ONE BUYING A COMPLETE UNIT. THIS WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL TO YOU AFTER YOU COMPLETELY CLEAN OUT THE UNIT. LUNCH AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS, INJURY OR THEFT ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENT OVER ALL PRINTED ADS. STEVE, ANDREW ALMBURG, AUCTIONEER MALTA, IL. LIC. #440.000771, #441.0001160.

ESTATE OF HAROLD (SLIP) WEISS

DEKALB, CORTLAND, SYCAMORE & MALTA MINI STORAGE

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Page D2 • Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71 package Low miles, 1 owner $19,500 815-751-2256

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV 6 cylinder, 4WD, silver with black cloth interior. CD changer, remote keyless entry, fog lights and third row seating, 48,000 miles. Excellent Condition!

$14,500 Call Dan 847-812-4016

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

A-1 AUTO

Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000

“don't wait.... call 2day”!! * 815-575-5153 * !! !! !!! !! !!

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

815-814-1964 or

815-814-1224 !! !! !!! !! !!

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

Aluminum V Haul 1986 9.9 Johnson, boat motor & trailer, very good condition $1500 815-751-3064

1997 Hitchhiker fifth-wheel with one slide out, queen bed, and separate shower/toilet. $6000 obo. Call 815-970-7456

2004 Class A 30' Four Winds RV. Perfect condition, Ford gas engine, 17K miles, 1 slide out, AC, 4 leveling jacks, 5.5 generator sleeps 6, patio awning Queen bed Must sell, asking 38K. 815-382-5521

YAMAHA SCOOTER 2008 Like new 49cc Yamaha Zuma scooter, only 120 miles. Owner must sell, excellent condition, helmet included. Call 815-757-3292 days, evenings 815-756-9851

DeKalb – Nice 3BR, 1.5BA Ranch! Tilton Park. Only $99,500. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845 DeKalb. 3BR, 2BA, walk in closets, open area dining/kitchen/living rm. 1369 SF. 1 car gar. Southmoore Estates. $58,000. 815-756-3330 Waterman – 3 Bed, 2 Bath 2+ car garage, upgrades, move-in ready. Asking $135,000 815-264-7927

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 en-

purs udgm tered 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. 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.)

PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-5166 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-3; Plaintiff, VS. Jean-Paul Brown; Devonaire Farms Community Association; Defendants. 12 CH 600 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on June 13, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 319 Cloverleaf Court Dekalb, IL 60115 PIN: 08-21-302-018 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W125166. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-5166 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I530303 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 8, 15, 22, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD NG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 12 CH 608 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 210 N. 6TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 The legal description of the real

lega ptio estate: PARCEL 1: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 38 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “A” OF PLATS, PAGE 8 1/4, ON DECEMBER 19, 1853 IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: PARCELS “B” AND “C” OF THE PLAT OF WEST SUBDIVISION OF AMERICAN STEEL AND WIRE COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “D” OF PLATS, PAGE 54 ON JUNE 13, 1913, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 3: THAT PART OF THE PUBLIC ALLEY RUNNING IN GENERALLY NORTHERLY AND SOUTHERLY DIRECTION IN BLOCK 38 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DEKALB, LYING SOUTHERLY OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 THEREOF EXTENDED EASTERLY TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID ALLEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 8 1/4, ON DECEMBER 19, 1853, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 08-23-185-005 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Commercial real estate. The time and place of the sale is: June 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 North Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be “as is” condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. G. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE BY: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

PLATS, PAGE 9 ON APRIL 14, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. 392887, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 191.90 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 220.61 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE; SAID NORTH LINE BEING A CURVE THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 1017.69 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, A DISTANCE OF 129.62 FEET (THE CHORD DISTANCE OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE BEING 129.53 FEET), TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 62.63 TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703 A DISTANCE OF 228.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PIN: 08-15-151-012 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Commercial real estate. The time and place of the sale is: June 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 North Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be “as is” condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. G. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE BY: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380

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DeKalb 2 Bedroom With D/W and microwave, heat included. 815-748-4085 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

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

DeKalb Lower Large 1BR Utilities separate, W/D in building. Appliances, A/C, $550/mo. Linda 815-757-2021

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2 & 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets. 815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DeKalb Studio & 1 Bedroom

Available June 1st or sooner. Clean, quiet residential building. $425-$550/mo. 815-758-6580

DEKALB ~ 1 BEDROOM APT Quiet building across from park. Laundry facilities on site, $545.00 + electric. 815-970-5262

DEKALB ~ SPACIOUS 2BR

Incl W/D, wood floors, balcony. Off St. parking, no dogs/smoking. $725/mo. 630-665-0382

DEKALB, near NIU - 4 BR 2 BATH W/D APPL Includes parking, water, garbage. $1050+utilities Sec+1st. 815-748-3311 DeKalb. 3BR. New carpet & refinished hardwood floors. New appls. Near NIU campus. $850/mo+utils. 815-501-5839 DeKalb: quiet 2BR, 1BA, near downtown, prkng, lndry, NO pets/smoking, agent owned, 815-756-2359 or 815-758-6712

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

KNOLLS SUBDIVISION 2 bath, appliances. W/D, A/C, 2 car garage, $950/mo. 815-758-5588 www.rentdekalb.com DeKalb 3BR 2.5 Bath TH in Summit Enclave. 2 car gar, all appls, $1250 + util. Small pets ok. 630-661-1643

DEKALB 3BR CONDO

3.5 bath, appl, W/D, 2 car garage, fireplace, hrdwd flrs, fin basement. $1250mo + 1st, last & sec. No pets, no smoking. 815-739-9055

MALTA ~ 2 BEDROOM Quiet Area, $600/mo incl heat, water & garbage. 815-762-0678 Call Between 3pm - 8pm Malta: 2BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., large eat in kitch, W/D, no pets, $600/ month+sec. dep. utils. NOT incl., 815-751-7415 Call Evenings

ROCHELLE 1 & 2 BEDROOM

Available now. Remodeled, clean and quiet, $425-$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

DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR

Sycamore 2 Story Condo. 3BR. Bsmnt. 1 car garage. Pool, clubhouse. $975/mo+1St, last, sec. No pets. No smoking pref. Call for appt. 815-988-1457 SYCAMORE LARGE TOWNHOME Must-see 4BR/2BA townhouse. Corner/end unit facing pool & park in Woodgate neighborhood. $1300. Remodeled interior with a lot of space & garage. 815-761-6535 (Casey).

The Knolls Hot new deluxe townhomes. 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

Starting at $645

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

CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439 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 GENOA ~ 2BR, 1.5 car gar, updated appliances, pets? Avail. May 6, strong references, $700/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 – 2 Bedrooms, appliances, utility room, W/D hook-up, storage shed, $645/mo. + sec. No pet / smoking. 815-895-6747 or 815-739-8291 Sycamore– 2BR Apartment $700 Nice Area. 1-car garage. 815 761-1775 815 761-1783

(Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

Sycamore: 2BR duplex, stove, refrigerator, W/D hookup, $650/mo.+ 1st, last, security, no pets/smoking 224-239-3244

Little Rock, Farm for Sale By Owner, 62 Acres, 56 acres tillable. Near Granart & Chicago Ave. Little Rock, Kenall Co. No structures. Call Paul: 630-715-9282 or Nick: 941-730-8660

DEKALB - 4BR, 2BA

W/D on 1st floor, $1100/mo + sec. No section 8. 630-674-0663

DEKALB REDUCED

Shabbona ~ 2BR Duplex Nice yard. Appls + washer & dryer, a/c, garage. $675/mo+utils & sec. Avail Mid-June. 815-508-1636

Shabbona ~ Spacious 2BR Newly remodeld, W/D hook-up. No smoking/dog. $625/mo + sec. 847-738-2334 2 Apts. and Antique Store with inventory, Genoa, IL $115,000 847-836-1164

Somonauk Downstairs Lrg 2BR Garage, heat, water, electric furn. $1000/mo + $1000 security. No pets/smoking. 618-925-6481

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

Laing Mgmt. 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 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

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: 1711 DeKalb Ave. Large 1 BR. W/D in apt, D/W, C/A, microwave, stove, frig, disposal, balcony doors, security system. $690/mo. 815-756-2637

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. $950 + utilities. 630-450-5372

Sycamore 3 BR, 1BA in town, $685/mo + sec + heat & electric. Avail 6/1 630-816-9352

DeKalb. Strip center store at 114 E. Hillcrest Dr. 1020 SF. By First First Ave. 1st mo free, to get started. $975/mo. 773-275-7744

Condo Incl all appl, 2 car garage. No pets/smkg, $925/mo + sec. Available June 1st. 815-501-1378

KIRKLAND UPPER 2 BEDROOM No pets/smoking. $550/mo + dep and utilities. 815-761-5574 Or 779-774-3042 ~ Lv Message

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE Plaintiff, vs. DR. RICHARD H. NG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 12 CH 609 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 1015 HILLCREST DRIVE, DEKALB, IL 60115 The legal description of the real estate: PARCEL 1: PART OF LOT 73 IN TWELFTH ADDITION TO ROLLING MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "R" OF PLATS, PAGE 9 ON APRIL 14, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. 392887, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 191.90 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 220.61 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE, SAID NORTH LINE BEING ON A CURVE THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 1017.69 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT, A DISTANCE OF 223.82 FEET (THE CHORD DISTANCE OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE BEING 223.37 FEET), TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE; THENCE CONTINUING EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 635.0 FEET FOR A DISTANCE OF 2.86 FEET (THE CHORD DISTANCE OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE BEING 2.86 FEET); THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 167.12 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 219.8 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: PART OF LOT 703 IN TWELFTH ADDITION TO ROLLING MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "R" OF

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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: 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; 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.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST

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THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE BY: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-5166 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-3; Plaintiff, VS. Jean-Paul Brown; Devonaire Farms Community Association; Defendants. 12 CH 600 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on June 13, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 149 IN DEVONAIRE FARMS SUBDIVISION UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE

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COMPANY OF SYCAMORE Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD NG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 12 CH 608 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 210 N. 6TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 The legal description of the real estate: PARCEL 1: LOT 7 IN BLOCK 38 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “A” OF PLATS, PAGE 8 1/4, ON DECEMBER 19, 1853 IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: PARCELS “B” AND “C” OF THE PLAT OF WEST SUBDIVISION OF AMERICAN STEEL AND WIRE COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “D” OF PLATS, PAGE 54 ON JUNE 13, 1913, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 3: THAT PART OF THE PUBLIC ALLEY RUNNING IN GENERALLY NORTHERLY AND SOUTHERLY DIRECTION IN BLOCK 38 IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY) OF DEKALB, LYING SOUTHERLY OF THE NORTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 THEREOF EXTENDED EASTERLY TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID ALLEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 8 1/4, ON DECEMBER 19, 1853, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 08-23-185-005 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Commercial real estate. The time and place of the sale is: June 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 North Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be “as is” condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. G. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection.

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Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 319 Cloverleaf Court Dekalb, IL 60115 PIN: 08-21-302-018 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W125166. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-5166 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I530303 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 8, 15, 22, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE Plaintiff, vs. DR. RICHARD H. NG, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 12 CH 609 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 1015 HILLCREST DRIVE, DEKALB, IL 60115 The legal description of the real estate: PARCEL 1: PART OF LOT 73 IN TWELFTH ADDITION TO ROLLING MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "R" OF PLATS, PAGE 9 ON APRIL 14, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. 392887, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 191.90 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 220.61 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE, SAID NORTH LINE BEING ON A CURVE THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 1017.69 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT, A DISTANCE OF 223.82 FEET (THE CHORD DISTANCE OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE BEING 223.37 FEET), TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVA-

TURE; THENCE CONTINUING EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 635.0 FEET FOR A DISTANCE OF 2.86 FEET (THE CHORD DISTANCE OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE BEING 2.86 FEET); THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 167.12 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 219.8 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 2: PART OF LOT 703 IN TWELFTH ADDITION TO ROLLING MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "R" OF PLATS, PAGE 9 ON APRIL 14, 1976 AS DOCUMENT NO. 392887, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 191.90 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703, A DISTANCE OF 220.61 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE; SAID NORTH LINE BEING A CURVE THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS 1017.69 FEET; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, A DISTANCE OF 129.62 FEET (THE CHORD DISTANCE OF THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE BEING 129.53 FEET), TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF HILLCREST DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 62.63 TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 703; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 703 A DISTANCE OF 228.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PIN: 08-15-151-012 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Commercial real estate. The time and place of the sale is: June 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 North Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash. The sale shall be “as is” condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. G. Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. THE NATIONAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE BY: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its Attorneys Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court

Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE 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

gage ey g premises described as follows, to 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS NORELI HERNANDEZ Plaintiff/Petitioner vs. HENRY PARRA Defendant/Respondent Case No. 13 D 127 The requisite affidavit(s) having been duly filed herein, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL DEFENDANTS IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ACTION, that said action has been commenced in said Court by the plaintiff(s), naming you as defendant(s) therein and praying A. Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage in accordance with the statute. B. The Plaintiff be awarded the temporary and permanent sole care, custody, and control of the minor child. C. Plaintiff be assigned her nonmarital property. D. Defendant be forever barred from seeking maintenance from the Plaintiff. E. The Defendant be ordered to pay child support, provide medical insurance, and contribute towards the uncovered medical expenses, educational expenses and extracurricular expenses of the parties' minor child. D. That Defendant be ordered to contribute to all marital debts and obligations of the parties. E. The Plaintiff be awarded such further relief as this Honorable Court deems equitable and just. and for other relief; that summons has been issued out of this Court against you as provided by law, and, that this action is still pending and undetermined in said Court. NOW, THEREFORE, unless you file your answer or otherwise make your appearance in said action in this Court, by filing the same in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before June 6, 2013, AN ORDER OF DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IN TESTIMONY, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Court on May 10, 2013. /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) MARISSA R. HANSON Attorney for Plaintiff Atty Registration No.: 6299962 431 Williamsburg Avenue Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 844-8781 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB ESTATE OF BARBARA P. JOHNSON-WINT, DECEASED. Case No. 13 P 68 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of BARBARA P. JOHNSON-WINT, of 125 W. Carol Avenue, Cortland, Illinois 60112. Letters of Office were issued on the 9th day of May, 2013, to David H. Johnson-Wint, 125 W. Carol Avenue, Cortland, Illinois 60112 whose attorneys are The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC, 2040 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the DeKalb County Court House, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178, or with the representative, or both, no later than 4:30 p.m. on or before the 16th day of November, 2013, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. DAVID H. JOHNSON-WINT Administrator By: /s/ Jill M. Tritt One of his Attorneys The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC 2040 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, Illinois 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO.: 13-TX-12 FILED: 3/15/2013 TAKE NOTICE TO: ROGER W PETERSON; PATRICIA PETERSON; PATRICIA W. PETERSON; VIOLET M. BARTLETT; OCCUPANT; ALPINE BANK & TRUST CO. AS SUCCESSOR TO THE BELVIDERE NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY; CITY OF DEKALB C/O CITY CLERK; VILLAGE OF KINGSTON C/O VILLAGE CLERK; John Acardo, County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois; Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown Owners"; "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots"; County of DeKalb Date Premises Sold: October 25, 2010 Certificate No.: 2009-00018 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2009 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: 32984 FIVE POINTS RD, KINGSTON, IL 60145Legal Description or Property Index No.: 02-22-100-005 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 15, 2013. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to re-

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Page D3 sp deem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 15, 2013. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County in Room 300 on September 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM.

y further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 15, 2013.

You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County in Room 300 on September 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY

You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 15, 2013 by applying to the DeKalb County, Illinois at the County Court House in Sycamore, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 110 E. Sycamore Street Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-7149 Platinum Assets, LLC Purchaser or Assignee (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 13, 14, 15, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO.: 13-TX-13 FILED: 3/15/2013 TAKE NOTICE TO: RIVERBEND DEVELOPMENT OF GENOA, L.L.C.; MARK SUCHY; SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE FOR RIVERBEND DEVELOPMENT OF GENOA, LLC; RIVERBEND DEVELOPMENT OF GENOA; BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO AMCORE BANK, N.A.; KLEIN STODDARD BUCK WALLER & LEWIS, LLC AS ATTORNEYS IN 2008 CH 304; RANDALL & KENIG LLP AS ATTORNEYS IN 2008 CH 304; MARK F. SUCHY, AS MANAGER OF RIVERBEND DEVELOPMENT OF GENOA, LLC; BRIODY ENTERPRISES, INC.; DAVID D. SPEERS; John Acardo, County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois; Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown Owners"; "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots"

Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 15, 2013 by applying to the DeKalb County, Illinois at the County Court House in Sycamore, Illinois. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 110 E. Sycamore Street Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-7149 Platinum Assets, LLC Purchaser or Assignee (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 13, 14, 15, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO.: 13-TX-14 FILED: 3/15/2013 TAKE NOTICE TO: EDWARD O'CONNOR A/K/A EDWARD B. O'CONNOR; STEPHEN A. CLARK, ATTORNEY AT LAW, AS ATTORNEY IN 2012 B 84260; BARRICK, SWITZER, LONG, BALSLEY & VAN EVERA, LLP AS BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE IN 2012 B 84260; PATRICK S. LAYNG, OFFICE OF THE U.S. TRUSTEE, REGION 11; ARTHUR V. RICHOZ AS R/A FOR CASTLE VIEW REAL ESTATE, INC.; CASTLE VIEW REAL ESTATE; OCCUPANT; LES ANDERSON; John Acardo, County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois; Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown Owners"; "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots"

County of DeKalb Date Premises Sold: October 25, 2010 Certificate No.: 2009-00048 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2009 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A

County of DeKalb Date Premises Sold: October 25, 2010 Certificate No.: 2009-00399 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2009 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES

Property Located at: A PARCEL APPROXIMATELY 36.57 FEET BY 131.38 FEET BY 38.99 FEET BY 120 FEET BY 123.35 FEET LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 356.37 FEET SOUTH OF WINDING TRAIL IN KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND PART OF REAL ESTATE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 627 STERN DRIVE, GENOA, ILLINOIS 60135

Property Located at: A PARCEL APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET BY 169 FEET LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF TYLER STREET AND SOUTH 6TH STREET IN DEKALB TOWNSHIP IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND PART OF REAL ESTATE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 1057 SOUTH 6TH STREET DEKALB, ILLINOIS 60115.

Legal Description or Property Index No.: 02-25-275-020 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 15, 2013. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be

Legal Description or Property Index No.: 08-26-152-024 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 15, 2013. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at

pu the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 15, 2013. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County in Room 300 on September 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 15, 2013 by applying to the DeKalb County, Illinois at the County Court House in Sycamore, Illinois. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 110 E. Sycamore Street Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-7149 Platinum Assets, LLC Purchaser or Assignee (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 13, 14, 15, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE TAX DEED NO.: 13-TX-16 FILED: 3/15/2013 TAKE NOTICE TO: DENNIS JOHNSON; VILLAGE OF SOMONAUK C/O VILLAGE CLERK; MAHONEY, SILVERMAN & CROSS, LLC AS ATTORNEYS IN 2008 CH 47; John Acardo, County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois; Claimants, Judgment Creditors, and Decree Creditors, if any of the above described as "Unknown Owners"; "Unknown owners or parties interested in said land or lots" County of DeKalb Date Premises Sold: October 25, 2010 Certificate No.: 2009-00789 Sold for General Taxes of (Year): 2009 Sold for Special Assessment of (Municipality) and Special Assessment Number: N/A Warrant No.: N/A Installment No.: N/A THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property Located at: A PARCEL APPROXIMATELY 66 FEET BY 113.85 FEET LYING ON THE EAST SIDE OF NORTH GAGE STREET AND LYING APRROXIMATELY 132 FEET NORTH OF EAST PINE STREET IN SOMONAUK TOWNSHIP IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS AND PART OF REAL ESTATE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 305 NORTH GAGE STREET SOMONAUK, ILLINOIS 60552. Legal Description or Property Index No.: 18-32-434-003 This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on August 15, 2013. The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the County Clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming. This notice is also to advise you

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Page D4 • Wednesday, May 15, 2013 yo that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before August 15, 2013. This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County in Room 300 on September 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM. You may be present at this hearing, but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time. YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before August 15, 2013 by applying to the DeKalb County, Illinois at the County Court House in Sycamore, Illinois. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK 110 E. Sycamore Street Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-7149 Platinum Assets, LLC Purchaser or Assignee (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 13, 14, 15, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE 13 TX 19 TO: UNKNOWN ASSIGNS OR SUCCESSORS OF MBC XIV LLC; MBC XIV LLC; RBC REAL ESTATE FINANCE INC.; ROYAL BANK OF CANADA; PROSPERITY BANK; BMO HARRIS BANK NA; ANTHONY MONTALBANO; SUSAN MONTALBANO; CHESTNUT GROVE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION; PNC BANK NA; DEKALB PAVING INC.; LYON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC.; DEKALB COUNTY CLERK AND UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PARTIES INTERESTED. A Petition for Tax Deed as Case No. 13-TX-19 has been filed in the Circuit Court of DEKALB County, Illinois, on premises described below. On 10/09/2013 at 9:00 AM, the Petitioner will make an application to such Court in DEKALB County, Illinois, for an order on the petition that a Tax Deed be issued if real estate is not redeemed from sale. The real estate is described by Certificate No.(s) 2009-00599; 2009-00604; 2009-00611; 2009-00615; 2009-00619; 2009-00624; 2009-00628; 2009-00636; 2009-00639; 2009-00644; 2009-00652; 2009-00666; 2009-00672; 2009-00675; 2009-00682, and by Property Index No.(s) 09-33176-001; 09-33-176-006; 0933-177-003; 09-33-177-007; 09-33-177-011; 09-33-177016; 09-33-177-020; 09-33178-008; 09-33-178-011; 09-

33-178-016; 09-33-179-004; 09-33-179-018; 09-33-180007; 09-33-180-010; 09-33181-007 of DEKALB County, Illinois was sold on 10/25/2010 for general taxes for the year 2009 and described as: 09-33-176-001; 09-33-176006; 09-33-177-003; 09-33177-007; 09-33-177-011; 0933-177-016; 09-33-177-020; 09-33-178-008; 09-33-178011; 09-33-178-016; 09-33179-004; 09-33-179-018; 0933-180-007; 09-33-180-010; 09-33-181-007 The period of redemption will expire on 10/04/2013. John A. Vassen #6189245 Attorney for Petitioner 1801 North Belt West Belleville, IL 62226 (618) 277-8700 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on May 13, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as MOM'S SWEET HOME DESSERTS, 1237 OMEGA CIRCLE DRIVE, DEKALB, IL 60115. Dated May 13, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 15, 22, 29, 2013)

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PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WELL NO. 10 PROJECT BUILDING & EQUIPMENT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Sycamore on the 3rd day of June, 2013 up to the hour of 10:00 A.M. for the Well No. 10 Project - Building & Equipment in Sycamore, Illinois. The prevailing rates per diem wages, including legal holidays and overtime work for all classes of labor employed on the project, as furnished by the contractor shall be the prevailing scale rates in the County of DeKalb, Illinois as ascertained in accordance with the provisions of "An Act Regulating Wages of Laborers, Mechanics and Other Workmen Employed Under Contracts for Public Works enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, approved June 26, 1941, as amended." The Bid Documents for this project are available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, 308 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois and an electronic set of the Bid Documents can be obtained at said office upon the payment of a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 per set. All proposals must be accompanied by a proposal guarantee consisting of a Certified or Cashier's Check, Bank Money Order or Bid Bond in an amount of not less than 5% of the total bid amount. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive or not to waive any informalities therein.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Meeting On May 24th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., a meeting conducted by the DeKalb Community School District #428 will take place at the DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 Administrative Center, 901 S. 4th St., Board Room, DeKalb, IL. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the district's plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who are parentally placed at private schools or who are homeschooled within the district for 2013-2014 school year. If you are a parent of a home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the boundaries of the DeKalb Community Unit School District #428, you are urged to attend. If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Jessica Stewart at 815-

By Order of the City of Sycamore, Illinois Candy Smith, City Clerk Dated this 15th day of May, 2013

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.)

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