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Original library plan back on table Additional funding means $24M DeKalb site expansion will be done in 1 step By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library is going back to its original $24 million expansion plan, thanks to another $3.1 million grant from the state and an extra $1 million from local banks. Previously, the library board decided to trim its expansion plan to $20 million, which would allow it to build

the 46,000-square-foot extension onto the library building at 309 Oak St., but would have other renovations to the 80-year-old building phased in. Library Director Dee Coover said the state did not accept the phase-in plan. “The state wants the project as originally submitted,” Coover said. “So we cannot phase it in. We made that choice, I made that choice, to

do the project as originally submitted and accepted the $3 million.” To make up that remaining $1 million, three local banks the library is borrowing from Dee Coover – Castle Bank, Library Resource Bank director and National Bank & Trust – are also

Time to move on About Mark Biernacki n City manager since 2004 n Has been involved in local government for 33 years n First public job was as an intern for the city of Elgin in 1980 n First full-time job was as county planner for DeKalb County n Background in planning and development

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upping how much they are loaning to the library, said Frank Roberts, senior vice president of Castle Bank. “I think it’s really wonderful that the banks – it was a pretty easy decision to participate in this especially looking at the size of the project and scope of the project,” Roberts said. Roberts said the library would have two years to pay back the $3 million loan,

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which has an interest rate of 3.25 percent. Roberts added that the banks are required to place a mortgage on the library as a result of the loan. Interest payments would be done on a quarterly basis. Coover said she is not worried about paying back the loan because the library has already raised $1 million. Board President Clark

n $11.6 million: The state’s contribution; includes the original $8.5 million construction grant and another $3.1 million grant n $6.5 million: Bonds issued by the city of DeKalb n $3 million: Private loans from local banks n $2 million: Tax increment financing approved by the city of DeKalb n $900,000: Library reserves

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Mark Biernacki has helped guide DeKalb since 1989

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By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – DeKalb looked very different when Mark Biernacki began working for the city as its community development director in 1989. Subdivisions such as the Knolls and the Bridges of Rivermist didn’t exist. Sycamore Road had not yet become a major commercial corridor, and the city’s industrial base was not as large. “I think the landscape of the city, in terms of its development, has made the city and the community a much better place,” Biernacki, who has been the city manager since 2004, said. “At that time in 1989 ... all those projects, all those residential opportunities, all those jobs ... did not exist. I am pleased to be a part of making all that happen.” Biernacki, 55, plans to retire June 14. At Monday’s City Council meeting, aldermen will consider proposals from six different headhunting firms vying to conduct the search for Biernacki’s replacement. As city manager, Biernacki manages the city staff and compiles recommendations from the staff and the public for the City Council. He also carries out policies set by the council. Biernacki often has wondered how he deals with those sometimes competing interests. “I ask myself that question all the time,” Biernacki said. “I don’t think I can answer how one deals with it, other than constantly striving to seek out common themes in those various differing interests.” Sixth Ward Alderman Dave Baker praised Biernacki’s ability to balance the different demands of the job. Baker was one of four aldermen who approved Biernacki’s appointment.

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By CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press CHICAGO – Federal officials could end up overseeing the new Illinois health insurance marketplace for years to come after lawmakers in Springfield balked again at a full embrace of President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Legislature adjourned Friday without sending Gov. Pat Quinn a bill on a staterun marketplace – a consumer-friendly online shopping site for insurance. Quinn has pushed such a plan for three years without success. Although the state will partner with Washington the first year, the Democratic governor had hoped Illinois Pat Quinn could take the reins in 2014 for coverage starting in 2015. That timetable now seems highly unlikely unless lawmakers pass legislation when they convene for the abbreviated veto session this fall. Jim Duffett of the Campaign for Better Health Care, an Illinois group that supports the health care law, predicts that if lawmakers don’t approve a state-run marketplace then, there won’t be one in Illinois for at least five years. State senators approved the bill along party lines, but the full House never voted on it before last Friday’s adjournment. A spokesman for House Speaker Mike Madigan noted the bill “didn’t have much bipartisan support” in

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After 24 years with DeKalb, City Manager Mark Biernacki will retire June 14. Biernacki has been involved in local government since 1980 and has helped shape the growth and development of DeKalb. During the past nine years, the shopping, residential and job opportunities have significantly increased. After retiring, Biernacki plans to travel and seek volunteering opportunities.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. Stroke Support Group: 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the NIU Speech Language Hearing Clinic, at Bethany and Route 23 in the former Monsanto building. For patients, their families and interested individuals. Email Lilli Bishop at Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Courage, Attitude, Resources & Encouragement Support Group – CARE: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Health Care, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. CARE is for patients with cancer or other serious illness and for family members. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for information, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. DeKalb County Marines Corps League, officers, detachment and auxiliary: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. For information, contact Peter May at or 815-7617732, or call 815-756-6625. www. Mourning After: 7 p.m. at Great Lakes Leadership Center, 526 N. Main St., Elburn. For young widows/widowers and young adults who have lost their partner to death. Call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880 for directions and monthly topics. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. For information, call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Call 815-508-0280. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Coffee Club: 9 to 11 a.m. at Edward Jones, 1170 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. To discuss current events and investing. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. www.

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Boy Scouts line up before marching in the Utah Gay Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City. Members of Scouts for Equality marched in the parade after last week’s vote by Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay youth to participate in scouting. Scouts for Equality is made up of Scouting alumni advocating to end the BSA’s ban on gay members and leaders.

Churches split on Scout’s shift on gays By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting. To date, it’s far from the mass defection that some conservatives had predicted before the vote by the BSA’s National Council. But the exodus could soon swell, depending on the outcome of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting next week in Houston. Baptist leaders say the agenda is likely to include a resolution encouraging SBC-affiliated churches to phase out their sponsorships of Scout units. “I would bet there would be a resolution expressing disappointment with the Boy Scouts’ decision and calling on Southern Baptist churches to prepare

for the need for alternatives,” said the Rev. Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. “How quickly that happens will probably differ from congregation to congregation,” Moore said. “I do think most Southern Baptists see the Boy Scouts moving in a direction that’s not going to be consistent with our beliefs.” The Southern Baptists – the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. – already have a youth program for boys, the Royal Ambassadors. SBC leaders have suggested it could expand to accommodate boys leaving the Scouts. According to BSA figures, Baptist churches sponsor Scout units serving about 108,000 of the BSA’s 2.6 million youth members. While many Baptist churches may be awaiting the outcome of next week’s meeting, some already have decided to break with the BSA.

In Marietta, Ga., pastor Ernest Easley said his Roswell Street Baptist Church is ending its affiliation with Boy Scout Troop 204 that dates back to 1945. “I never dreamed I’d have to stand up publicly and say to parents: ‘Pull your kids out of the Boy Scouts,’ ” Easley told Baptist Press, the SBC’s official news agency. Baptist churches in Elizabethtown and Rineyville, Ky., Helena and Pelham, Ala., and Jacksonville, Ark., also say they’re cutting ties with the BSA. Tim Reed, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gravel Ridge in Jacksonville, said in an email that his congregation – including a 15-year-old boy on track to win the Eagle Scout rank – backed the decision to end sponsorship of a Scout troop. “He was set to be one of the youngest boys to make Eagle,” Reed wrote. “He said that he must uphold God’s word over the Boy Scouts’ decision no matter what the personal cost.”

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CHICAGO – A federal judge is shooting down a request by convicted ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who wanted to seal a portion of sentencing documents that his lawyers say will contain sensitive medical information. In an order Tuesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the documents can’t be sealed until she’s able to see what’s in them. But she told Jackson’s attorneys that the material initially wouldn’t be made public while she reviews the records – if they’re submitted with a second request

Durbin: Poland should be in U.S. visa waiver program

BROOKLYN – Investigators said they’ve identified the man gunned down outside a southwestern Illinois strip club as a 27-year-old St. Louis resident. Illinois State Police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Michael Brooks was shot several times early Sunday outside Roxy’s Strip Club in Brooklyn. He died later at a hospital. Authorities said Brooks had just stepped from his car when he was approached by two men who emerged from another vehicle. The suspects fled.

CHICAGO – Sen. Dick Durbin said Polish citizens should be able to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. Durbin met Tuesday with fellow senators and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski. They discussed including Poland in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.The Illinois Democrat said a provision to do so is part of comprehensive immigration legislation that’s scheduled to go before the U.S. Senate next week.

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Cheerios stands by TV ad showing mixed-race family The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – A mom sits at her kitchen table when her grade schooler saunters up with a big box of Cheerios. “Mom,” says the girl. “Dad told me Cheerios is good for your heart. Is that true?” Cut to dad waking from a nap on the living room couch with a pile of Cheerios on his chest (where his heart is) crunchily cascading to the floor. The message is in line with the company’s Heart Healthy campaign, except this 30-second ad features a black dad, white mom and biracial child and produced enough vitriol on YouTube last week that Cheerios requested the comments section be turned off. This week, the company is standing by the fictitious family, which reflects a black-white racial mix uncommon in commercials today, especially

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Boxes of Cheerios are shown June 16, 2011, in a store in Akron, N.Y. Cheerios is standing by the fictitious biracial family featured in their latest Heart Healthy campaign, which reflects a black-white racial mix uncommon in commercials today. in ads on TV, at a time when interracial and interethnic couples are on the rise in real life, according to 2010 U.S. Census data, brand strategists and marketing consultants. “The reality is that in general most

big companies don’t want to take a lot of risks,” said Laura Ries, who has written five books on marketing and brand strategy and consults for companies large, small and in between. “The ability for nameless, faceless people to get on the Internet is out there, and companies don’t like it when people yell at them,” she said. Camille Gibson, vice president of marketing for Cheerios, said it’s the first time the ad campaign that focuses on family moments has featured an interracial couple, with General Mills Inc. casting the actors to reflect the changing U.S. population. “We felt like we were reflecting an American family,” Gibson said. As a large company, Minneapolis-based General Mills is used to getting some degree of negative feedback and wasn’t surprised by the comments on YouTube, she said, but it was the first time the company requested the site turn the comments section off be-

cause of the vitriol. Another site, Reddit, filtered out negative comments on a thread started with a comment in support of the ad. The site left Cheerios defenders’ remarks online. The national ad will continue running as scheduled for several more months and Cheerios isn’t planning any changes, Gibson said. She declined to say whether the campaign would feature interracial ads going forward. Overall, Gibson said, the feedback has been overwhelmingly supportive: “Consumers are actually responding very positively to the ad.” With millions of ad dollars at stake, how seriously do big companies like Cheerios take racist backlashes? Very, said Allen Adamson, managing director of the branding firm Landor Associates, but caving to critics is just as dangerous to a company as large as General Mills.


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Young Eagles to take flight Saturday in DeKalb By STEPHANIE HICKMAN

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Alan Abell, volunteer pilot and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241 member, poses in front of a Cessna 150 airplane with a Young Eagle participant at last year’s Young Eagles Flight Rally in DeKalb. This year’s event is set for Saturday at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Retirement celebration planned for teacher DeKALB – The Growing Place will celebrate Diane Guhl’s 38-year teaching career with a retirement open house from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The event will be at the First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb, according to a news release. During her time at The Growing Place, Guhl prepared four generations of children for the next part of their education and helped link their families to appropriate resources.

Pork chop dinner to benefit 4-H Foundation SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County 4-H Foundation and the DeKalb Area Pork Producers will hold a drive-thru dinner June 18. For $10, participants get two pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, apple sauce and a roll, according to a news release. Tickets can be purchased from area 4-H club members, from foundation board members, or at the DeKalb County Extension Office through Friday. The dinners can be picked up from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 18 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. For information or to buy tickets, call 815-758-8194.

Road race to benefit Hiawatha schools KIRKLAND – The fourth annual Friends of Hiawatha 4K Road Race & Fun Run/Walk to raise money for school building improvements is planned for July 6. The race starts at 8 a.m., with check-in starting at 6:30 a.m., at Hiawatha High School, 410 S. First St., Kirkland. The event is hosted by the Kirkland Hiawatha Schools Foundation and Friends of Hiawatha, according to a news release. The first 80 entrants will receive T-shirts designed by Hiawatha student Ashley Prell. Early registration is $20 a runner and $10 for each additional family member; race-day registration is $25 a runner. Entry forms are available at The race starts and ends at the high school. Participants are encouraged to stay for the Kirkland Fourth of July celebration. Visit for details. For more information about the race or sponsoring it, call Mary Jo Downen at 708-2784179.

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DeKALB – Dan Thurnau has flown many children across DeKalb and Sycamore as a volunteer pilot at the Young Eagles Flight Rally. He enjoys seeing the children’s giddy reactions as they take to the skies, some of them for the first time. But one child in particular stands out in his mind: A young boy who flew with him 15 years ago and later grew up to be a Navy pilot. “He took that first ride and pursued it and is doing quite well,” Thurnau said. Thurnau and other local pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241 will volunteer their time, planes and flying expertise Saturday to take several children for a ride above the city. The organization’s annual Young Eagles Flight Rally at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport works to educate children and encourage their in-

If you go n What: Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles Flight Rally. Free airplane rides for children ages 8 to 17. Guardian must register the child. n Where: DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport main terminal building n When: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday terests in aviation. The event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and is open to children ages 8 to 17. Participants, or Young Eagles, will undergo a brief ground school training, where they will learn about flight planning, the components of the aircraft and how to interpret weather conditions. “As a Young Eagle, we want them to experience a similar experience as a pilot would,” said Rose Ellen May, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The children also have the opportunity to take a 15-min-

ute flight above DeKalb and Sycamore. “We give them the flight just so they can feel it,” Thurnau said. Pilots explain how the plane flies and the different controls and methods used to conduct a safe flight. “When we do take them up, we like to let them actually control the airplane if they’d like,” Thurnau said. The Young Eagles can document their flying experience afterward in a logbook, which makes it feel more official to them, May said. “It’s like the very first lesson a student pilot would have,” she said. “That’s basically their first step toward a private pilot certificate.” Thurnau said he hopes the experience encourages the children to pursue a career or hobby in aviation, whether it’s as a pilot, air traffic controller or mechanic. “It’s fun for everybody,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about.”

Sycamore Park District to discuss long-term plans By STEPHANIE HICKMAN SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District is ready to move forward. After eight months of discussion, the district’s Community Wide Strategic Planning Team will present park commissioners with three plans for funding and prioritizing long-term goals today. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Sycamore Park District Maintenance Building, 435 Airport Road.

The team of Sycamore leaders, students and residents has been brainstorming ideas to carry out the district’s five-year “Vision 2020” plan, which would begin in 2015. The top priorities for the district include improving existing parks, connecting and developing walking and biking trails, building a new community center and rebuilding the pool, said Dan Gibble, executive director of the Sycamore Park District. “We found that a lot of

people felt the park district, besides the golf course, really lacks a focused or central identity,” he said. The committee was broken into three different groups, each coming up with its own scenarios on implementing and prioritizing the goals, as well as how to pay for them. “We want some of that separate thinking to go on so not everybody is trying to see the same way,” Gibble said. The committee’s input

has helped park district staff and the board, Gibble said. “I think a lot of people don’t know everything they have available to them, and that was eye-opening,” he said. The park board and the strategic planning team will discuss the scenarios at tonight’s meeting, during which Gibble said they could reach a consensus on the appropriate course of action. He said ideally the district would have a long-term plan in place by December.

If you go n What: Sycamore Park District strategic planning meeting n Where: Sycamore Park District Maintenance Building, 435 Airport Road n When: 6:30 p.m. today

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Man pleads not guilty to child porn case By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man accused of tying, gagging and photographing two girls at his home formally pleaded not guilty to the felony charges Wednesday. Robert D. Gahlbeck, 57, of the 1100 block of Golf Court in DeKalb, was arraigned on charges of kid- Robert D. n a p p i n g , u n- Gahlbeck lawful restraint and child pornography. The most serious charge, child pornography, is punishable up to 30 years in prison. DeKalb police learned of the offenses while interview-

ing one of the girls April 2 at the Children’s Advocacy Center, according to court records. The girl told the authorities she went with her friend to her friend’s stepgrandfather’s house March 26. While there, Gahlbeck allegedly tied up the girls with rope and placed tape over their mouths, police said. He then took pictures of them after he hanged them by their bound wrists from hooks on his bedroom ceiling, police said. The girls were clothed in the photos. Police searched Gahlbeck’s house and found photographs, hooks, rope and tape, according to court documents. He will next appear in court July 10.

DeKalb man pleads guilty to battery against a child By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated battery against a child in connection with a January incident in which he al- Jason Kidd legedly twisted his child’s arm hard enough to cause a spiral fracture. Jason Kidd, 18, of the 1400 block of Lewis Street in DeKalb, had faced a more serious count of aggravated battery against a child that is punishable by up to 30 years

in prison. That charge was dropped in the plea agreement. Kidd was sentenced to 150 days in the DeKalb County Jail, and was given credit for 127 days served. He was fined $635 but received the same amount as credit for the time he served in jail. He was also sentenced to more than two years of probation. During his probation, he is not allowed to drink alcohol and must receive evaluations from his probation officer and Department of Children and Family Services. He must also comply with all provisions of the Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act.

Sheridan teen gets 8 years in attempted robbery case By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – A Sheridan teen who tried to rob a taxi driver at knifepoint in April pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery Wednesday. Matthew T. Pausche, 17, of the 2900 block of North 4351st Road, was sentenced to eight Matthew T. years in prison Pausche in connection with the incident, which oc-

curred on West Fayette Street in Sandwich. As a part of his plea, a charge of burglary was dismissed. Pausche had been accused of burglarizing several vehicles. He was recommended to participate in the impact incarceration program for six months, after which he would be eligible for mandatory supervised release. He would have to serve the prison sentence if he fails to complete the program. Pausche was given credit for 46 days served in the DeKalb County Jail.

Elgin man gets probation for ID theft at Cortland car lot By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – The former office manager of Silver Star Motors in Cortland was sentenced to four years probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to eight counts of identity theft. Eric M. Wrigley, 29, of the 1200 block of Christopher Court in Elgin, used personal information or documents Eric M. from eight peo- Wrigley ple to fraudulently obtain vehicle financing in their names between September and January,

court records show. In each instance, the amount financed was more than $2,000 but less than $10,000. Wrigley also must serve six months in the DeKalb County Jail, but was given credit for 96 days he served while the case was pending. Wrigley was arrested in March, weeks after Silver Star Motors owner Terry Morrow Jr. was charged with identity theft Jan. 29. Morrow also has been charged with identity theft in Missouri, where he lived before opening Silver Star Motors in April 2012. Morrow is due in DeKalb County court today for a status hearing.

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Suspect wanted in busted crack-cocaine ring arrested By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

and FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Authorities are continuing to look for the suspected crack-cocaine ringleader after capturing one of his alleged associates Wednesday in Calumet City. DeKalb County sheriff’s police, with help from Calumet City police, arrested Christopher E. Bell, 29, of Chicago, in a home in the 1600 block of Astor Street. Christopher P o l i c e r e - E. Bell ceived a tip and arrested Bell without incident about 12:45 p.m. “They can hide for a while, but it’ll catch up with them,” DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Bell was charged in April

with delivering and conspiring to deliver controlled substances after the DEA and area police spent months investigating more than a dozen people involved in a crack-cocaine ring, authorities said. Still wanted is Terry M. Griffin, 31, of Chicago, on a handful of charges alleging he possessed and delivered controlled substances. Griffin’s bond is $1 million, and Dumdie suspects he’s in hiding. Griffin, who has gang ties, was the group’s main crack supplier and used Bell and Antonnio B. Sanders, 31, of Chicago, to run drugs to DeKalb County, Dumdie said. The investigation started with a tip in January and eventually led to the arrests of a dozen local residents. Police have described the local suspects as drug users and low-level dealers. The first of those cas-

es was resolved in DeKalb County Court on Wednesday when Dianatha Hardesty, of the 900 block of North 14th Street in DeKalb, accepted a plea agreement. Hardesty, 50, was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to criminal drug conspiracy and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Both charges are punishable up to three years in prison. In unrelated cases, Hardesty also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and domestic battery. She was sentenced to 74 days in the DeKalb County Jail – the time she served while the charges against her were pending. As part of her probation, she cannot drink alcohol and must submit to at least three random drug tests. She must also participate in the Victim Impact Panel on July 10. The program is for DUI offenders.

CHICAGO – Officials with the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois say they’ve appointed an interim leader after the organization’s director was let go following a domestic battery charge.

Born: Dec. 28, 1928, in Kirkland, Ill. Died: June 4, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Robert James Munch, 84, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Kirkland, the son of George and Mary (Drake) Munch, Bob married Marilyn J. Lamb on Jan. 14, 1950, in Sycamore. He was employed as a district superintendent by Commonwealth Edison, working for the company for 36 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of DeKalb and was a 50year member of DeKalb Elks Club 765. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his children, Craig (Linda) Munch of Plymouth, Minn., and Pamela (Byron) Anderson of Lake Zurich; grandchildren, Kyle and Kate Munch, and Jacob and Nicole Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, in 2004; and two brothers, Jack and Donald. The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of

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administrative leave and said it wouldn’t renew his contract when it expires at the end of the month. He’s facing a misdemeanor charge after authorities said he punched and kicked his wife and has denied the allegations.

– Wire report


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BRIAN T. SHELKEY Born: July 28, 1978, in St. Charles, Ill. Died: June 4, 2013, in Steward, Ill. STEWARD – Brian Todd Shelkey, 34, of Steward, Ill., passed away very unexpectedly Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at home. Born July 28, 1978, in St. Charles, the son of Ralph Lewis and Lonna Sue (Boyd) Shelkey. Brian married Brenda K. White on Aug. 23, 2008, at Chapel in the Pines, Sycamore. He was employed as a business analyst at the Nestlé warehouse in DeKalb. Brian was an avid golfer, and a die-hard Cubs’ fan. He loved his dogs, Niko, Reggie

and Bradey, and to be outdoors. Brian and his father enjoyed going to muscle-car shows. A true handyman, he collected old tools and license plates, which he displayed on his farm. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; father, Ralph, of Big Rock; brother, Mark, of DeKalb; sisterin-law, Tammy (Mark) Hoernecke of Roscoe; mother- and stepfather-in-law, Kathleen and John Cullins of Somerset, Ky.; his aunt, Linda Beemer of Bourbonnais and her children, Kristy (Fred) Hagger and Tyler (Jen) Beemer; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes Ave., Big Rock, with the Rev. Bill K. Riegle officiating. Burial will follow at West Big Rock Cemetery, Big Rock. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Brian T. Shelkey Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit


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Conflicting laws, rules add to IRS confusion By ALAN FRAM The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A century of laws and rules curbing political activity by tax-exempt organizations has left us with this: One statute says to qualify, groups must engage “exclusively” in social welfare projects while a regulation eases the threshold to “primarily.” Confused? So are President Barack Obama, the Internal Revenue Service and members of the very Congress that has been enacting

8BRIEFS Komen cuts half its 3-Day walks, cites low numbers DALLAS – Susan G. Komen for the Cure said it is canceling half of its 3-day charity races next year because of a steep drop in participation levels. The announcement comes more than a year after the Dallas-based breast cancer organization experienced intense backlash after its decision to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast screenings was made public. The funding was restored days later. Komen said “economic uncertainty” has affected participation levels, which have dropped 37 percent over the past four years. The cancelled races are in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C.

Protests in Turkey continue for sixth day ISTANBUL – On Wednesday, thousands thronged Istanbul’s central Taksim Square for a sixth straight day. Violent clashes broke out in the capital, Ankara, where riot police used tear gas and water cannon to subdue protesters. Nearly 1,000 people have been injured and more than 3,300 people detained since Friday, according to the Ankara-based Human Rights Association. With his strong support base, the protests are unlikely to pose a serious threat to the survival of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. But they could serve as a wake-up call that the prime minister cannot ignore the more than 50 percent of the electorate who did not vote for him.

contradictory laws on the subject for decades. “We have not done a good job, I think, of putting out guidance on even how to figure out what ‘primarily’ means,” Steven Miller, IRS acting director until Obama recently replaced him, told the Senate Finance Committee last month. The puzzlement over the requirements, which Obama recently called “a bunch of ambiguity,” is one sub-plot in the outcry over the IRS’ heavy-handed treatment of tea party and other conser-

“It’s good for lawyers, it’s hard for organizations” trying to qualify for tax-exempt designation, said Abby Levine, who advises scores of liberal groups as legal director of the Alliance for Justice. In the spotlight is a revenue code section that has become increasingly attractive to many organizations, 501(c) (4), which grants tax-exempt status to so-called social welfare groups. Many organizations targeted recently by the IRS sought that designation. Over the years, such groups have been allowed to

vative groups that sought tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012. No one defends how the IRS purposely looked for conservative groups and demanded details about donors, website postings and other queries that the agency has conceded were inappropriately intrusive. Yet tax experts, former IRS officials and others agree that the rules governing political activities by tax-exempt groups – including a welter of vague government regulations – are maddeningly hard to follow.

participate in overt election campaign activity as long as they focus mostly on social welfare — one of many broadly defined terms in this arena. While many groups engage seldom or never in politics, those who do, enjoy a valuable benefit: Donors can remain anonymous. After the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision allowing unfettered political spending by companies and unions, campaign expenditures by social welfare groups mushroomed. Between the 2008 and 2012 elections, it tri-

pled to $254 million, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. The IRS received 3,357 applications for Section 501(c) (4) status last year, nearly double the number in 2010, according to the Treasury Department. Yet even as interest in the designation has grown, uncertainty over its requirements has remained. The story behind the confusion began in 1913, when Congress enacted legislation laying the groundwork for the modern income tax.

Obama names Rice as his security adviser By JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Defying Republican critics, President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in U.S. foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The appointment, along with the nomination of human rights advocate Samantha Power to replace Rice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, signals a shift by Obama toward advisers who favor more robust American intervention overseas for humanitarian purposes. But it’s unclear whether that philosophy will alter the president’s policies in Syria, where he has resisted pressure to use U.S. military force to stem that country’s civil war. Rice’s appointment pro-

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President Barack Obama stands with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, his choice to be his next National Security Adviser (right); current National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, who is resigning (second from right); and Samantha Power, his nominee to be the next U.N. Ambassador (left) on Wednesday in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, where he made the announcement. time, lauded his close friend Wednesday as a “patriot who puts her country first.” “Susan is a fierce champion for justice and human decency. But she’s also mindful that we have to exercise our power wisely and deliberate-

vides a measure of redemption after the contentious Benghazi investigations forced her from consideration as Obama’s second-term secretary of state. The president, who vigorously defended Rice from the GOP criticism at the

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ly,” Obama said in a White House Rose Garden ceremony. The 48-year-old Rice takes the influential national security post in the president’s inner circle from Tom Donilon, who is stepping down in July after more than four years in the Obama White House. The president credited Donilon with having “shaped every single national security policy of my presidency,” including the renewed U.S. focus on the Asia-Pacific region and the tricky American relationship with Russia. Wednesday’s announcements came as Obama seeks to regroup from three controversies that have emboldened Republicans and threatened to overshadow his agenda: the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups, the Justice Department’s seizure of phone records of Associated Press journalists and the resurgent investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Beng-

hazi, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Rice became entangled in the Benghazi case after asserting in TV interviews that the September attack was probably spontaneous, a statement that was later proven false. While Rice said she was relying on talking points crafted by the administration, she became a target for Republicans accusing the White House of trying to cover up a terror attack during the presidential election. But because Rice’s new job does not require Senate confirmation, some of the GOP lawmakers who doled out the most aggressive attacks appeared resigned to her promotion through the ranks of Obama’s national security team. Arizona Sen. John McCain, one of Rice’s harshest critics, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that he disagreed with her appointment but would “make every effort” to work with her on important matters.


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At least 1 dead in fatal Pa. building collapse PHILADELPHIA – A building that was being torn down collapsed with a thunderous boom Wednesday, raining bricks on a neighboring thrift store, killing a woman and injuring at least 13 other people in an accident that witnesses said was bound to happen. Hours after the deadly accident, with the official death count at one, two body bags were removed from the rubble. Video footage taken at the scene showed authorities loading the body bags into ambulances. Telephone calls to the mayor’s office and to fire and police officials seeking information about the body bags were not answered.

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Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows The ASSOCIATED PRESS BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel – In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world’s most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militaries worldwide to perform highly sensitive tasks. Whereas drones are often criticized elsewhere for being morally and legally objectionable, in Israel they are a source of pride. Israel – a pioneer of drone technology – has emerged as the world’s leading exporter of the aircraft and its accessories, putting it in a strong position as the industry continues to grow A report produced by U.S. consulting firm Frost & Sullivan determined earlier this year that Israel is now the larg-

est exporter of unmanned aerial systems, surmounting aerospace giants in the U.S. The report said that from 2005 to 2012, Israel exported about $4.6 billion worth of systems, including aircraft, payloads, operating systems and command and control caravans. U.S. overseas sales for the same time period were between $2 and $3 billion, the report said. Since Israeli drone makers do not release precise sales figures, the Israeli numbers are estimates based on the number of UAVs sold and the overall value of contracts announced during the seven-year period. Industry experts could not confirm the report’s numbers, but said Frost & Sullivan is a respected firm and its conclusions reflected Israel’s leading spot in the field. Analysts see demand for military UAVs quadrupling

over the next decade, driven by their success in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they have been used by Western forces. Countries like Italy, Germany and South Africa, among others, also export their drones and dozens of others have started their own UAV programs. Global spending on the technology is expected to jump from an estimated $6.6 billion this year to $11.4 billion in 2022, according to the Teal Group, which analyzes the aerospace industry. A fledgling civilian market is also expected to surge. While the U.S. has faced criticism over the use of its drones in lethal missile attacks against militants, in Israel, they are being used in a growing number of operations.

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8WORLD BRIEF Iran funeral turns into political protest DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Video clips from Iran show mourners chanting opposition slogans at the funeral of a dissident cleric in the largest political protest in years. The cries of “death to the dictator” do not appear directly related to next week’s

presidential election. But they echo protest chants after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election in 2009 and are likely to alarm security officials on full alert before the June 14 vote. The videos, which first appeared on an Iranian website, appear authentic, according to interviews and analysis by The Associated Press.

They show thousands of mourners in the central city of Isfahan for the funeral of Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri, who died Sunday. The mourners also call for the release of prisoners, including opposition leaders under house arrest. Taheri had criticized Iranian hard-liners.

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Syria army deals severe blow to rebels The ASSOCIATED PRESS BAALBEK, Lebanon – Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies captured a strategic border town Wednesday after a grueling threeweek battle, dealing a severe blow to rebels and opening the door for President Bashar Assad’s regime to seize back the country’s central heartland. The regime triumph in Qusair, which Assad’s forces had bombarded for months without success, demonstrates the potentially game-changing role of Hezbollah in Syria’s civil war. The gain could also embolden Assad to push for all-out military victory rather than participate in peace talks being promoted by the United States and Russia. The Shiite militant group lost dozens of fighters in the

battle for Qusair, underlining its commitment in support of Assad’s regime and edging the fight in Syria further into a regional sectarian conflict pitting the Middle East’s Iranian-backed Shiite axis against Sunnis. Most of the armed rebels in Syria are members of the country’s Sunni Muslim majority, while Assad has retained core support among the country’s minorities, including his own Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, along with Christians and Shiite Muslims. The overt involvement by Hezbollah, which is heavily invested in the survival of the Damascus regime, has raised tensions considerably in Lebanon, where the militants have come under harsh criticism. The group openly celebrated Qusair’s fall Wednesday.

The White House on Wednesday night condemned the town’s capture and said Hezbollah’s involvement threatens Lebanon’s stability. Spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement that Assad’s regime couldn’t wrest control of the town alone and had to rely on help from Hezbollah. He said Syria’s government must allow the U.N. and others to evacuate Qusair’s wounded and provide medical treatment. In the predominantly Shiite northeastern town of Bazzalieh, nsear the Lebanese city of Baalbek, Hezbollah supporters set up a check point, distributing sweets to people and firing in the air in celebration. “Today, we defeated the other Israel,” declared Ali al-Bazzal, 23, waving a yellow Hezbollah flag.

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Appointment controversial at first • BIERNACKI Continued from page A1 “He has to keep everybody happy,” Baker said. “He’s the person who represents all of the management staff. ... He has to realize he works for the council, [which] is elected by the people ... and Mark has done an excellent job at keeping most of the people happy most of the time.” With the election of a new mayor and a new City Council in April, Biernacki said he knew it was time to move on. “At the same time, I see what I am walking away from,” Biernacki said. “The various things we’re working on [and] the people I work with, I’ll really miss.” Born and raised in north suburban Glenview, Biernacki’s first experience with DeKalb was as a college student at Northern Illinois University, where he studied urban-economic geography. Biernacki’s 33 years in local government have taken him across the country. His

path began in 1980 as an intern for the city of Elgin, but his first full-time job was as county planner for DeKalb County, a position he held until 1983. He returned for his city job six years later. Biernacki thought his background in planning and development was essential to his eventual appointment as city manager in 2004. “I’ve always had a great affinity for DeKalb,” Biernacki said. “It’s been very good to me, both personally and professionally. The next logical step for me in my career path, after being a city planner or community director, was a city manager.” Biernacki’s initial appointment was controversial. Some aldermen criticized the salary and severance package he was to receive, and his confirmation vote was 4-3. Biernacki didn’t take sole credit for any of the projects that have taken place during his tenure. He said there were many people involved every step of the way.

But DeKalb’s economy bottomed out with the rest of the country’s in the late 2000s. Biernacki said his focus switched from development to “economic survival for the city.” “Unfortunately, as the economy continued to deteriorate – and many local governments found themselves in this position – we had to resort to layoffs,” Biernacki said. “That was probably the toughest time in my 33-year career ... the time in which I had to tell people they no longer had a job. “Of course, it’s much tougher for them and what they and their families had to deal with, but it was a very trying time for a lot of people.” Both Baker and Mayor John Rey praised Biernacki for his leadership, especially during those bleak economic periods. “Those were tough decisions to make,” Rey said. “Were they not made, the city would have been forced into more dire financial straits.”

In Illinois, marketplace opens Oct. 1 • INSURANCE Continued from page A1 the Senate and would have had “tough sledding” in the House. It was one more case of Obama’s home state lagging behind some other Democrat-controlled states in implementing the president’s signature domestic achievement. The marketplace, as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act, is intended to be an online site where people can comparison shop for health insurance plans, just as they now shop for airline tickets on the Web. Most people buying insurance through the marketplace will get financial assistance to

help them pay for insurance. In Illinois, that will be true whether the marketplace is run by the federal government, as it will be this year, or by an Illinois governing board as Quinn wants for next year. Supporters of an Illinois-run marketplace say the benefit would be keeping state officials – not Washington – clearly overseeing the system and the insurance industry. The marketplace will open for business Oct. 1 in Illinois, as scheduled. Illinois officials are reviewing 165 health policies that six different insurance carriers want to offer on the site. The marketplace will be run substantially by the federal government. Sonya Schwartz of the National Academy for State

Health Policy, which has been tracking states’ progress on Obama’s health law, said legislative approval in the fall is essential for Quinn to achieve his timetable. There’s a Dec. 16, 2013, federal deadline for states to submit their plans to Washington if they hope to run a state-based marketplace for insurance coverage in 2015. Even so, Schwartz said, the timeline would be demanding, but “you never know.” The bill’s main Senate sponsor was Sen. Dave Koehler, a Peoria Democrat. Koehler said he’s working with others to convince more House members to pass a state-run marketplace, also known as a health insurance exchange, in the fall.

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GOP’s Rauner says he’s running for Ill. governor By SARA BURNETT The Associated Press CHICAGO – Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner announced his gubernatorial bid for the 2014 election Wednesday, saying he’s the anti-politician the struggling state of Illinois needs to “shake up Springfield.” He’s the second Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the days since the spring legislative session ended without action on the state’s enormous employee pension crisis and other top issues. It’s the first bid for public office for Rauner, a wealthy businessman from Winnetka. Rauner said his “outsider” status will allow him to take on government union bosses he says are calling the shots

in the state Capitol and contributing to Illinois’ disastrous financial situation. In addition to the nearly $100 billion pension crisis, Illinois has the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest and the lowest credit rating of any state in the nation. “I can take this on,” Rauner said. It’s shaping up to be a crowded field. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced Sunday he’s also seeking the Republican nomination, and GOP state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady –who narrowly lost to Quinn in 2010 – also have expressed interest. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has said he’ll run for re-election. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Attorney General Lisa Madigan are considering

challenging him in the primary. Rauner’s position on social issues could be a problem in the primary election, which tends to draw more conservative voters. He supports abortion rights, and said Wednesday that he believes voters should decide whether Illinois should allow same-sex marriage. That issue has caused a rift among the Illinois Republicans Party, whose more socially conservative members recently pushed for the ouster of former party Chairman Pat Brady, in part because he took a public position in support of gay marriage. Polls have shown a rise in public support for gay marriage, both in Illinois and nationally.

Contract must be signed by June 30 • EXPANSION Continued from page A1 Neher said he is glad to see the original project restored. “It makes the whole concept simpler,” Neher said. “We don’t have to come back in phases. ... I think it makes a great deal of sense.” The library’s contri-

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR a deliberate pattern of federal harassment. One watchdog group fighting To the Editor: voter fraud, was harassed not only The old saying “power tends by the IRS, but also the Bureau of to corrupt, and absolute power Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the corrupts absolutely,” is being FBI, and the Occupational Safety borne out by recent events in and Health Administration. Washington. When the scandal went public, We in the Tea Party movement, as well as millions of conservative President Obama immediately denounced the IRS actions and and libertarian leaning citizens, have warned for years about the claimed he had nothing to do with it. While so far there is a lack danger to our Constitution and of solid proof that Obama was civil liberties of concentrating power in the hands of politicians aware of what was going on, and while there really could be “plauand bureaucrats. sible deniability,” the culture of The recent scandal involving federal abuse has long been firmly the IRS is just one example. in place. Revelations about the targeting Lois Lerner, the IRS official who of Tea Party and small-government organizations demonstrate recently pleaded the fifth under

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congressional inquiry, made her mark targeting conservatives long before this scandal began. In 1996, as a Federal Election Commission official,she threatened GOP Senate candidate Al Salvi, telling him to never run for office again lest she bring the powers of her office down on him. Another question that comes to mind is, would president Obama really have denounced the IRS if Fox News and other media had not brought this scandal front and center to the public? This is the same president who sought to give $8 billion in our tax money to the corrupt group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), after evidence surfaced that they were

involved in voter fraud to help him win the 2008 election. Now Obama wants to give this corrupt IRS more power and many more agents to implement Obamacare. He recently said that when constitutionalists warn about the danger of concentrating power in his hands, we should “ignore those voices.” In contrast, America’s founders warned us to be constantly vigilant in protecting our freedom. We can either follow Obama’s advice and sit passively as our rights are taken away, or follow the advice of our founders and refuse to surrender them. As citizens, the choice is yours. Ted McCarron DeKalb

Real IRS scandal is how much power it has Republicans on Capitol Hill are abuzz with the possibility that the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service will lead to tax reform. Media strategist Frank Luntz is advising them to harness public outrage to reach this goal. This path will dead-end. Republican tax-reform plans remain vague because that’s the way they stay popular. And the leading Republican tax-reform ideas have no real relation to the facts of the scandal. Republicans generally want to broaden the tax base, lower rates and reduce the number of brackets. The IRS could have harassed conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status – the core of the current scandal – even if we did all of these things with a flat tax. Conservatives disliked it when Democrats responded to the massacre in Newtown, Conn., by proposing gun regulations that wouldn’t have done anything to stop it, and that disconnection is one reason the regulations didn’t have enough political momentum to pass. That example should make Republicans think twice about using the IRS scandal to flatten taxes. Some conservatives would like to get rid of the corporate-income tax, which actually would prevent such a scandal from happening again. Republicans have enough political sense, though, not to propose that. So the default response is continued vagueness: They’re saying we should “abolish the IRS” without noting that they would almost certainly have to create another large, intrusive tax-collection agency to replace it. Republicans had a better response to the last round of IRS scandals, in the 1990s. In 1997, congressional hearings revealed that IRS agents were being pressured to meet quotas for back taxes and penalties. Agents, sometimes anonymously, admitted that these quotas had led aggressive collec-

the IRS may have targeted a broad range of conservatives – individuals as well as organizations – for audits. One conservative writer, Anne Hendershott, has accused the IRS of singling her out for political reasons. Even if that speculation is incorrect, the details of the story she tells – that an IRS tors to squeeze taxpayers for money they agent summoned her to a meeting and didn’t really owe. forbade her from bringing her husband A bipartisan commission recommend– point to the possibility that some IRS ed reforms to rein in such practices. The practices still need reform. Clinton administration resisted some of Why, for example, should the agency be the recommendations, but many of them trying to predict whether new tax-exempt ultimately became law in 1998. organizations will comply with the law? Sen. Rob Portman, the Ohio RepubliBrett Kappel, a lawyer at Arent Fox’s politican who helped lead the commission as a member of the House back then, points out cal-law group, says it shouldn’t: “A better that these reforms played a role in uncover- approach is to do away with this asking for permission in advance.” The IRS should ing today’s scandals. The 1998 law created confine itself to checking whether groups an inspector general within the Treasury already in operation have in fact followed Department to police the IRS for abusive the rules. practices, and it was a report from this ofRobert Schriebman, a tax attorney fice on the targeting of conservative groups based in Los Angeles who was involved that brought the latest scandal to light. in the last round of reform, believes that “You could argue that we would know nothing about this if not for the law,” Port- enforced tax collection – liens, seizures and the like – should be placed under the man told me. supervision of independent judges, so that The earlier IRS scandals produced useful reforms partly because the Republicans the IRS is not its own “judge and jury.” who did the most to publicize them weren’t It should also be easier for taxpayers to record meetings with IRS officials. focused on pinning the blame on PresiPortman cautions against legislating dent Bill Clinton. They instead wanted to before we know all the facts about the demonstrate the dangers of letting the federal government have too much power, and scandal: “We have to get to the bottom of this first to find out what happened, how it in finding ways to reduce those dangers. happened and why it happened.” We could use a congressional invesThat’s right. But Congress shouldn’t just tigation with the same spirit today. The targeting scandal has led to other troubling investigate a political scandal. It should look at the larger threat of abusive behavrevelations about the IRS. The Taxpayer ior by a fearsomely powerful government Advocate of the U.S. has, for example, agency. reported that a whopping 69 percent of people who claimed the adoption tax credit for 2012 were audited – even though most • Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View of the returns were clean. (The IRS hasn’t columnist, a visiting fellow at the Ameridisputed these facts.) can Enterprise Institute and a senior editor And news reports have suggested that at National Review.

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If robins are a sign of spring, community festivals are a sign of summer – and summer officially is arriving in DeKalb County this weekend with the eighth annual Malta Days festival. There will be a car show, a carnival, a beer garden, and a few bands. There will be crafters and vendors, a petting zoo, a charity 5K run, and a community church service. It’s probably safe to assume there For the record will be elephant ears and deep-fried Twinkies. Every town has their Every town has their own take on this summer own take on this summer staple, and we encourage staple, and we encourage you to use these events – of- you to use community festivals – often planned ten planned by volunteers by volunteers from local from local civic groups – to civic groups – to entertain entertain your kids and your kids and catch up with catch up with neighbors. neighbors. Last year, Malta Village Trustee Jamie Wilson likened Malta Days to a family and high school reunion. Next, the fun will be coming to the north side of the county. The 78th annual Genoa Days, sponsored by the Genoa-Kingston Fire Department, will feature a king and queen contest June 13 and water fights on North Genoa Street on June 15. The festival runs from June 12 to June 15. The Waterman Lions Club typically hosts the Summer Fest and Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment Show; an events committee hosts Shabbona Hometown Festival. Corn Fest returns to downtown DeKalb from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, after a five-year interlude at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. As usual, the Sandwich Fair will cap off the summer with its 126th event Sept. 5 through Sept. 9. Please keep these festivals in mind when deciding what to do during the weekends this summer. The money you spend there helps support local businesses and organizations, and perhaps, help fund next year’s event. And on your way out, thank the local volunteers for their time. The show probably wouldn’t go on without them.


Support redistricting reform In an Illinois where the members of the Legislature cannot bring themselves to govern, at least not responsibly – emphatically proved again in the recently completed legislative session – there is a prescription that has a better chance than most of remedying that sorry situation. The good-government types are at it again with another appeal to Illinois voters to take back the state by amending the state constitution and removing the redistricting process from the self-serving politicians’ hands. Every 10 years after the U.S. Census, those who run Illinois Inc. draw new legislative and congressional maps. And they do that connivingly, unfairly, we dare say not in the interests of the people they serve but themselves, producing some of the most gerrymandered maps in the nation to virtually guarantee the outcome and preserve their hold on power. You’d have to be willfully blind not to see what that has helped produce: a Legislature utterly incapable of confronting the state’s most formidable challenges, even with one party calling all the shots (see the demise of pension reform, yet again); the most desperate budget situation in all of America despite higher taxes and crippling cuts, with virtually no hope on the horizon; an Illinois dead last or nearly so in countless state-by-state comparisons of government effectiveness; a state that is synonymous with political corruption – quite frankly embarrassing many of us who call the Land of Lincoln home. It will not change unless Illinois voters care enough and become engaged enough to force that change, starting with political map-making that does not discourage competent, well-intentioned people from running for office because the boundaries have been drawn to guarantee they do not have a prayer. Hence the effort now gearing up championed by the organizations CHANGE Illinois! and Reboot Illinois, a successor to the Fair Map initiative of three years ago, which failed to get the signatures necessary – just 4 percent of registered voters, about 282,000 at the time – to put the measure on the 2010 ballot. They need 300,000 signatures on petitions by May 4 to get the amendment on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot but will try for 500,000 to give themselves the cushion they need to withstand the inevitable challenge. The odds remain against it – no citizen initiative has succeeded in this state in more than 30 years, going back to the Cutback Amendment that reduced the size of the Legislature in 1980 – but this campaign promises to be more sophisticated and organized. Its leaders will have more time to knock on doors, to gather those signatures, to educate citizens about what they can do to make things better. There are no guarantees in life but better government starts with better representation, which begins with voters having a greater array of high-quality candidates on a fair playing field. Peoria Journal Star

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Low pressure will exit slowly to the east today, allowing winds to turn out of the east/northeast. This will keep temperatures in the 60s for most of the day with a few light showers around early in the morning. High pressure to our north will usher in a cool air mass with northeast winds, but by Saturday, winds will shift out of the southeast and allow for a warmup.









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The White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the Mariners in 16 innings and the Cubs beat the Angels, 8-6, in 10 innings. PAGE B2

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Hermann addresses her past in visit to RU PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Incoming athletic director Julie Hermann believes her failure to deal professionally with players, on and off the court as a volleyball coach at Tennessee, has taught her much and that’s part of the reason she is “uniquely qualified” to run Rutgers’ scandal-plagued department. Time will tell. Speaking to reporters briefly during a campus visit Wednesday, the embattled Hermann – selected as Rutgers’ first female athletic director on May 15 – said she is looking forward to June 17, her first day on the job, and is preparing to lead Rutgers into the Big Ten Conference. She admitted she has a lot of work to do, especially in the area of alumni and boosters. After all, funding for the athletic programs, amid the scandals, will not be an easy task. Despite saying she was an “open book,” the 49-year-old Hermann didn’t reveal anything new about the controversies that have hounded her the past two weeks and led some politicians to ask for a resignation. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH NHL PLAYOFFS Conference finals, Game 4, Los Angeles vs. Blackhawks, 8 p.m., NBCSN LOS ANGELES – The Blackhawks have a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals heading into Game 4 tonight, but the Kings are riding the momentum of their 15th consecutive home victory in Game 3. Pro baseball Oakland at White Sox, 7 p.m., CSN Regional coverage, Baltimore at Houston or Tampa Bay at Detroit (1 p.m. start), 1 p.m., MLB Pro basketball Playoffs, finals, Game 1, San Antonio at Miami, 8 p.m., ABC Golf European PGA Tour, Lyoness Open, first round, at Atzenbrugg, Austria, 8 a.m., TGC LPGA, Wegman’s Championship, first round, at Pittsford, N.Y., 11:30 a.m., TGC PGA Tour, St. Jude Classic, first round, at Memphis, Tenn., 2 p.m., TGC Champions Tour, The Tradition, first round, at Birmingham, Ala. (same-day tape), 5:30 p.m., TGC Tennis French Open, women’s semifinals, at Paris, 8 a.m., ESPN2

MLB aggressively taking on drug offenders By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO Nine homers, 17 RBIs and a .447 batting average. Over a 10-game stretch ending Monday, those were Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown’s numbers. Ten years ago, that would have been enough to implicate the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder for steroid use. Today, there’s not a peep. Mostly, because we know. Major League Baseball players are getting caught cheating – using banned drugs – at an unprecedented rate, with 113 players suspended at all levels and eight from the majors in 2012. That’s more than 40 more than in 2011. The league’s largest group drug suspension reportedly is upon us, if

ESPN’s report Tuesday of 20 potential suspension linked to Miami’s Biogenesis clinic is true. CBS reported Wednesday that as many as 25 players were part of the investigation. Yet baseball, for the most part, has calmed the steroid storm by aggressively going after those players accused. Outside the Lines reported Tuesday that Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch, who ran the now-defunct clinic in South Florida, will cooperate with MLB, which has been investigating the organization for months. Bosch’s testimony is providing MLB the evidence it needs to suspend about 20 players, most notably Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Brewers

of saving himself from punishment. For years, MLB has been determined to eradicate cheaters from the sport. Now, it believes it has a system in place to do it. “I firmly believe, based on what the experts are telling me, that the uptick (in positive tests) was due to the fact that we made our program more effective,” MLB executive vice president of economics and league affairs Rob Manfred told Shaw Media last month.

See MLB, page B3



RIGHT DeKalb’s Brown earns Girls Track Athlete of the Year Photos by Rob Winner –

DeKalb’s Jasmine Brown is the Daily Chronicle’s 2013 female track athlete of the year. By ROSS JACOBSON


or the 40 days leading up to the state track and field finals Jasmine Brown did everything right. The DeKalb senior never skipped a workout, didn’t cut anything short and changed her diet, eating more servings of vegetables, drinking lots of water and forgoing soda. “My jump coach [Chuck Schramm] found this little writing in one of his books,” Brown said. “It was all these things that happened in the Bible in a 40-day period.” The number “40” was special to

More inside Check out the first team, second team and honorable mention selections in girls track on PAGE B2. Brown. It was motivational and a number she never lost sight of. At the beginning of the year she set her season goal to jump 40 feet in the triple jump. It seemed more within reach after winning the indoor Prep Top Times meet in March with a mark of 39 feet, 9 inches.

See BROWN, page B2


To achieve top goal, Blackhawks need Kane By TOM MUSICK

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outfielder Ryan Braun and former White Sox pitcher Bartolo Colon for reportedly 100 games – the punishment for a second failed drug test. The league still is in the process of interviewing players, all of whom have been or will be represented by an attorney from the MLBPA, and until those interviews are completed, no discipline will be handed out. MLB’s alliance with Bosch, who was facing a lawsuit from the league, puts its credibility on the line, too. Bosch’s willingness to give names of players he supplied PEDs comes at the price

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Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane skates in on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick but is unable to score during the first period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Saturday at the United Center.

LOS ANGELES – About 10 minutes had passed since the start of Wednesday’s Blackhawks practice, and goaltender Corey Crawford was everything for everything. Then came Patrick Kane flying down the right side of the ice. Kane snapped a low wrist shot toward Crawford’s glove side. The Hawks’ goaltender kicked out his left leg to try to stop the puck, but the shot was too perfectly placed. You’ve heard of empty-net goals? Well, this was an empty-building goal.

Now, Kane’s next task is to repeat that type of production in front of 18,000plus fans and a national TV audience in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. A win would give the Hawks a 3-1 series edge against the Los Angeles Kings, while a loss would even the bestof-seven series at 2-2 with both teams headed back to Chicago. If any player can spark the Hawks’ offense and lift the team to victory, it’s Kane. Then again, if any player can represent the Hawks’ struggles against a physical team, it’s Kane. No wonder all eyes will be

on No. 88 when he takes the ice for his first shift. “We’re looking for a little more,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said in matterof-fact fashion about his talented winger after practice. Message sent. Message received. Kane scored 23 goals in 47 regular-season games, but he has been limited to two goals in 15 playoff games. He has not scored since Game 3 of the Hawks’ second-round series against Detroit, and his scoring drought has spanned seven games and 24 shots on goal.

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8SPORTS SHORTS DeKalb softball coach Jeff Davis honored DeKalb softball coach Jeff Davis was honored by the Illinois Coaches Association as a Class 4A sectional Coach of the Year recipient. Davis led the Barbs to the program’s second sectional final in three years before DeKalb fell to Warren, 6-1, in the Class 4A Prairie Ridge Sectional final on Saturday.

Church Softball league continues play The DeKalb / Sycamore Church Softball League continued play on Tuesday. Immanuel Lutheran defeated DeKalb 1st Lutheran, 17-9, as Jim Harvey got the win. Christ Community I had a big third inning and beat Sycamore Methodist, 9-4. Sycamore St. Mary’s cruised to an 11-1 win over Sycamore 1st Baptist with Charlie Johnson getting the win. Bethel Assembly defeated CrossWind Community and Chrit Community II edged Evangelical Free, 12-10.

DeKalb cross country camp meetings set The DeKalb cross country camp for grades 6-12 will meet at the high school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m starting on June 17. This camp is recommended for anyone interested in running and especially those preparing for the fall cross country season. The cost of the camp is $25, which includes a t-shirt. See or contact coach Mike Wolf at with questions.

Nadal, Djokovic to meet in French Open semifinals PARIS – The ease with which Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic swept aside their quarterfinal opponents at the French Open was remarkably similar. Both men won in straight sets Wednesday, hardly challenged. Both earned 12 break points, Nadal converting seven, Djokovic five. Nadal’s serve was broken only once, Djokovic’s twice.

Penn State trustees hope sanctions reconsidered NEW YORK – Penn State’s trustees are on a mission to promote the reforms they have enacted as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, hoping their record might persuade the NCAA to reconsider its crippling penalties against the university before they are due to expire in 2018. In an hour-long interview Wednesday in New York with The Associated Press, board Chairman Keith Masser and longtime board member Joel Myers did not offer a time frame for approaching the NCAA, but they noted the university’s consent agreement with the NCAA allows it to be reopened if both sides agree. They said the school is still working to implement a long list of governance and oversight changes suggested a year ago in a report from the team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

Lindsey Vonn goes from red carpet to drug testing NEW YORK – Lindsey Vonn took an unexpected detour during her evening at an awards show – off the red carpet and into the women’s bathroom for drug testing. The star skier was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards at Lincoln Center on Monday night when testers from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency escorted her to the restroom to collect a urine sample. The sample was sent to a lab and results weren’t immediately available. USADA and Vonn’s spokesman confirmed Monday’s test, which was first reported by the New York Post. Olympic athletes are subject to random testing and required to fill out forms notifying USADA of their whereabouts at all times. – Staff, wire reports

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Keith’s suspension leaves void


By TOM MUSICK LOS ANGELES – As if a physical opponent and a hostile crowd were not enough, the Blackhawks will have to find a way to win Game 4 against the Los Angeles Kings without their top defenseman. The NHL announced Wednesday that it had suspended Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith for one game because of his high stick to the face of Kings forward Jeff Carter in Tuesday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Keith had a hearing with league representatives Wednesday morning and practiced with his teammates before the suspension was announced. The hit bloodied Carter’s face and required 20 stitches to repair. “This is more serious than a player simply having to be responsible for his stick,” said Brendan Shanahan, who announced the penalty as the league’s senior vice president of player safety. “It is not an accidental high stick, nor is it a defensive high stick to an opponent. This is a retaliatory high stick to an opponent that causes an injury.” Minus Keith, the Hawks likely will activate defenseman Sheldon Brookbank for the first time this postseason. Meanwhile, top remaining defensemen Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Nick Leddy and Johnny Oduya could re-


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Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter lays on the ice after being hit in the face with the stick of Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith during the second period in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday in Los Angeles. ceive extra ice time to try to fill Keith’s void. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said Keith’s value to the team extended beyond one category. “ ‘Duncs’ is important in all areas,” Quenneville said. “We talk about special teams, you talk about big minutes, you talk about how we defend, get activated on the back end. “His leadership, his compete level, he’s everything you want in a defenseman. He’s very important.” Black and blue: Hjalmarsson practiced with his teammates and said he felt fine one day af-

ter he appeared to block a shot with the side of his left knee. Hjalmarsson remained down on the ice for several seconds in Game 3 before limping to the bench, where he hunched forward in obvious pain while trainers checked his status. Hawks forward Viktor Stalberg knew better than to ask Hjalmarsson how he was feeling. “When he’s down, you know it is going to be pretty painful,” Stalberg said. “When he came to the bench, I was sitting next to him for a while, but I didn’t want to say anything because it looked like he was in a lot of


To the point: Hawks captain Jonathan Toews has gone five games without scoring a goal, but his all-around contributions have impressed Quenneville during the series. “Johnny is such a competitor,” Quenneville said. “He complements our team game the way you hope. But at the same time, offensively, it would be nice to see a little bit more finish.” Toews has one assist in three games against the Kings and seven points in the playoffs.

Sox, Cubs victorious in extra innings By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press

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The White Sox’s Alejandro De Aza drives in a run against the Seattle Mariners in the 16th inning Wednesday in Seattle. After 13 innings of offensive futility, the two sides combined for 10 runs and 10 hits in the 14th inning alone. But all that became a footnote when the Sox scored twice in the 16th against Hector Noesi (0-1), who gave up

three runs and seven hits in three innings. De Aza drove in Gordon Beckham and eventually came around on an infield hit by Rios, who also singled home the first run of the game. The two-run cushion proved to be enough for Reed

Brown first DeKalb girls track athlete to win individual state championship • BROWN Continued from page B1 In a dominating senior season, Brown didn’t lose a single meet in the triple jump and entered the state meet in May as the overwhelming favorite. Even with the burden of expectations, Brown delivered, jumping 39-11¾ and winning the Class 3A triple jump state title to go along with a third-place finish in the long jump. Her victory meant Brown became the first DeKalb girls track athlete to win an IHSA individual state track championship and solidified her title as the school’s most decorated track athlete ever. For her accomplishments Brown has been named the Daily Chronicle Girls Track Athlete of the Year. Brown also won the award as a freshman in 2010. It’s easy to focus on Brown’s endless talent. She’ll be competing at nationals later this month and will continue her track career at Western Illinois University next year. But opposing coaches at the state meet

Today San Antonio at Miami, 8 p.m. Sunday San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13 Miami at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16 x-Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 x-San Antonio at Miami, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20 x-San Antonio at Miami, 8 p.m. x-if necessary



SEATTLE – Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios each had an RBI single in the 16th inning, and the White Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. De Aza’s tiebreaking hit came after the teams combined to make baseball history when the Sox scored five times in the top of the 14th, only to have Seattle complete an improbable rally on Kyle Seager’s tying grand slam off Addison Reed (2-0) with two out. According to the Mariners, with information from Elias Sports Bureau, Seager was the first player to hit a tying grand slam in extra innings and no team had ever scored five or more runs in the 14th inning or later to tie a game. It also was the first game in major league history when each team scored five or more runs in the game when it was scoreless through the ninth.


Player of the Year Schedule Wednesday: Boys Track – Dion Hooker, Sycamore Today: Girls Track – Jasmine Brown, DeKalb Friday: Girls Soccer Saturday: Softball Monday: Baseball Tuesday: Girls Athlete of the Year Wednesday: BoysAthleteoftheYear mentioned to DeKalb coach Carolyn Smrz that something else stood out about Brown. “The common theme they told me was she was so nice,” Smrz said. “It’s really the first time that’s happened to me. It really makes me appreciate her that much more. “She has that sportsmanship. She just doesn’t have a big head.” Brown helped mentor some of DeKalb’s younger athletes in jumps and was part of the Barbs’ 4x100 relay. Brown said she enjoyed the relay because it made her feel like a bigger part of the team. “[At jump practice] I

didn’t really get to connect with my teammates,” Brown said. “In relays, I got to practice with the team on those and got to know other people on the team.” The triple jump came naturally to Brown during her career. She finished fifth in the event as a freshman and won her state title this year by more than a foot. But she worked tirelessly to get better in the long jump, improving from a 10th-place finish last year. “She did an event that didn’t come easy for her. It was really great to have those two events for her,” Smrz said. “The long jump kept her working hard. Those two hand in hand really helped.” A quarter of an inch, or less than half the length of a dime, was all that separated Brown from “40”, the number she had worked so hard to get to. Is it still on her mind? “I feel like I’ve already gotten it, being so close and being behind the board,” Brown said of her state title-winning jump. “I’ve moved the goal to 41 feet.”

this time. He struck out Brendan Ryan on three pitches, and then got Endy Chavez and Jason Bay swinging to end it 5 hours and 42 minutes after the first pitch. Reed was charged with five runs and five hits over three innings, but got the victory. The Sox avoided the first winless road trip of seven or more games in franchise history. Cubs 8, Angels 6 (10 inn.): At Anaheim, Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double in the 10th inning and the Cubs overcame a pair of homers by Mark Trumbo to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 Wednesday. Cody Ransom added a three-run homer for the Cubs. Rookie Robert Coello (3-2) walked Dioner Navarro with one out in the Cubs’ 10th and Darwin Barney singled with two outs. Barney advanced on catcher’s indifference and Luis Valbuena walked before Rizzo doubled into the right-field corner, increasing his team-high RBIs total to 39.

GIRLS TRACK ALL-AREA TEAM First Team Jasmine Brown, sr., DeKalb - Brown was named the Daily Chronicle Girls Track Athlete of the Year after winning the Class 3A state championship in the triple jump and taking third place in the long jump. Lauren Zick, jr., Kaneland - Zick was slowed by an illness at the sectional and state meets, but showed just how dominant she can be during a healthy regular season. At the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet, Zick won the 100, 200 and 400 titles while taking second to Brown in the long jump. Kelsey Schrader, jr., DeKalb - Schrader was another athlete slowed by injuries at the end of the season. She still managed to win a Class 3A sectional title in the 3,200 and finished 23rd at the state meet in 11:11.64. Danielle Neisendorf, sr., Genoa-Kingston Neisendorf became a four-time state qualifier in the high jump. She finished ninth in the Class 2A meet, earning a medal for the second consecutive year. Emily Schilling, so., Indian Creek - Schilling’s times continued to drop as the season progressed it and the sophomore set two personal records at the Class 1A state meet. Schilling placed seventh in the 800 and came back to finish fifth in the 1,600 later that day, becoming the area’s second double-medalist. Second Team Brianna Bower, fr., Kaneland Christina Delach, jr., Kaneland Kristen Clark, jr., Hinckley-Big Rock Ariel Russell, sr., Indian Creek Brianna Kramer, jr., Genoa-Kingston Honorable Mention Kate Thuestad, sr., Indian Creek Chantel Kyler, so., Indian Creek Alexis VanWhye, fr., Indian Creek Ashley Castellanos, sr., Kaneland Amanda Lesak, sr., Kaneland Victoria Clinton, so., Kaneland Lauren Goff, fr., Sycamore Lilia Edwards, so., Sycamore Sydney Strang, jr., Kaneland Christina Dailey, jr. Sycamore

Sunday Blackhawks 4, Los Angeles 2 Monday Boston 6, Pittsburgh 1, Bruins lead series 2-0 Tuesday Los Angeles 3, Blackhawks 1, Chicago leads series 2-1 Wednesday Pittsburgh at Boston (n) Thursday Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Friday Pittsburgh at Boston, 7 p.m. Saturday x-Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 8 p.m. Sunday x-Boston at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Monday x-Blackhawks at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 x-Pittsburgh at Boston, TBD Wednesday, June 12 x-Los Angeles at Blackhawks, TBD x-Boston at Pittsburgh, TBD x-if necessary

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 31 26 .544 Cleveland 30 29 .508 Minnesota 26 29 .473 White Sox 25 32 .439 Kansas City 23 32 .418 East Division W L Pct Boston 36 24 .600 New York 34 25 .576 Baltimore 33 25 .569 Tampa Bay 32 26 .552 Toronto 25 34 .424 West Division W L Pct Texas 36 22 .621 Oakland 36 25 .590 Los Angeles 26 33 .441 Seattle 26 34 .433 Houston 21 38 .356

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Wednesday’s Results White Sox 7, Seattle 5, 16 innings Cubs at L.A. Angels (n) N.Y. Yankees 6, Cleveland 4 Oakland 6, Milwaukee 1 Toronto 4, San Francisco 0 Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 0 Texas 3, Boston 2 Baltimore at Houston (n) Minnesota at Kansas City (n) Today’s Games Oakland (Straily 3-2) at White Sox (Quintana 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 3-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 7-0), 12:08 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-2) at Houston (B.Norris 5-4), 1:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 5-2) at Boston (Lester 6-2), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-6) at Kansas City (W.Davis 3-5), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-4) at Seattle (Harang 2-5), 9:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Oakland at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Results L.A. Angels 4, Cubs 3 Seattle 7, White Sox 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Cleveland 3 Detroit 10, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 17, Texas 5 Baltimore 4, Houston 1 Minnesota 3, Kansas City 0 Milwaukee 4, Oakland 3, 10 innings San Francisco 2, Toronto 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 38 20 .655 Cincinnati 36 24 .600 Pittsburgh 35 25 .583 Cubs 23 33 .411 Milwaukee 22 36 .379 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 37 22 .627 Philadelphia 30 30 .500 Washington 29 30 .492 New York 23 33 .411 Miami 16 44 .267 West Division W L Pct Arizona 33 25 .569 Colorado 32 28 .533 San Francisco 31 28 .525 San Diego 26 32 .448 Los Angeles 25 32 .439

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Wednesday’s Results Cubs at L.A. Angels (n) Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 6, Miami 1 Oakland 6, Milwaukee 1 Toronto 4, San Francisco 0 N.Y. Mets 10, Washington 1 Colorado 12, Cincinnati 4 Arizona at St. Louis (n) San Diego at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-6) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-3), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 3-3) at St. Louis (S. Miller 6-3), 6:15 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 1-2) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 4-6), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 4-3) at Colorado (Chacin 3-3), 7:40 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 4-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 2-1), 9:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Pittsburgh at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Results L.A. Angels 4, Cubs 3 Philadelphia 7, Miami 3, 11 innings Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Colorado 5, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 4, 10 innings Milwaukee 4, Oakland 3, 10 innings Arizona 7, St. Louis 6, 14 innings L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 7 San Francisco 2, Toronto 1

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654 have tested positive since suspensions began Kane’s struggles unusual Continued from page B1

Continued from page B1 How effective their lawyers can be is on the table, too, as they try to get accusations from Bosch, a man with much to lose, to stick.

Inflating numbers Drug testing was necessary after what the game lost in the Steroid Era, a period spanned by White Sox manager Robin Ventura’s playing career (1989 to 2004). Although he said he expected a drug testing system would be created at some point, Venutra understood many players were willing to cheat. And for the most part, hitters were the beneficiaries. Three of the top five highest ERAs in baseball history were recorded during those years. Teams averaged a 4.72 ERA in 2000, third highest in history, after posting a 4.66 ERA in 1999. “You saw it, but there was nothing you can do about it,” Ventura said. “You have to get a system that’s good enough, advanced enough to catch what’s coming in front of you instead of what’s already happened.” In 2005, the first year drug program violators received suspensions, 118 players (12 major leaguers) were caught, although the number of offenders dramatically dropped to 42 the next year. From 2008 to 2011, on average, 80 players have been suspended each season, with four MLB players or fewer caught each year. Even though Ventura said he saw pitchers who threw 89 mph one year suddenly pitch 98 mph the next, he disputes any player’s claim that steroid or performance-enhancing drug use was talked about in the clubhouse. “No, nobody talked about it,” Ventura said. “People act like now, ‘Oh yeah, I knew. This guy knew.’ You didn’t know that stuff. Nobody talked about it.” Since MLB began handing out suspensions to any major league or minor league player who violated the drug program, 654 players have tested positive. The Cubs lead all organizations with with 35, 10 of which have come from players in the Dominican Summer League. “If people are still getting caught, it’s a major issue,” Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham said. “... If people are still trying to cheat and think they can get away with it – because that’s the reason people cheat, they think they can get away with it – then it hasn’t been completely figured out.” Two factors contributed to the jump in positive tests last season: an increase in the number of tests administered and the expansion of the banned substance list. Forty-five substances have been added to the list since May 2008. “Particularly at the big league level, last year we caught a lot of testosterone positives that other sports and other testing programs would not have caught and that we might have missed in the past as a result of the fact that we made significant improvements to the program,” Manfred said. MLB has administered nearly 6,000 tests during the past three seasons. It has led to more players getting caught, although the percentage of positive tests steadily has decreased. In 2012, 0.3 percent of tests resulted in a positive test – dropping from 0.82 percent of positive test results in 2010.

MLB’s past still impacting present Sox catcher Tyler Flowers, as a 20-year-old, was one of the many minor leaguers who was suspended. “It’s tough when you’re young and not smart and you’re trying to do everything possible,” Flowers said. “You see everybody else doing it in college and you make a bad decision and it ends up haunting you for the rest of your life, really.” Christopher Schmidt, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, attributes MLB’s embrace of a strict drug-testing system largely to a players union that finally was willing to work with the owners. But that solidarity between a


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The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez talks to reporters outside the clubhouse April 1 in New York. league eager to punish any suspected PED users and a players association determined to protect its ballplayers is about to be seriously tested. MLB will be challenged to prove it legally can suspend players such as Rodriguez and Braun for 100 games despite the lack of a positive test. The damage to players’ careers, should the suspensions be upheld after likely appeals, would send the strongest message yet that MLB will not stand idly as players attempt to cheat the system. “The players association has every interest in both defending the rights of players and in defending the integrity of our joint program,” MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner said in a statement Wednesday. “We trust that the commissioner’s office shares these interests.” There is a precedent for suspending a player without a positive test. In 2008, MLB suspended Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer, then a prospect in Atlanta’s organization, 50 games for use of human growth hormone (HGH). Schafer did not test positive for HGH, but MLB’s current senior director of public relations Mike Teevan said at the time, “We have non-analytic means of identifying players. He falls under that category.” A substance is added to MLB’s banned list in two ways: when one is added to the list of controlled substances under federal law or by drugs being added to World Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s ban lists. Flowers, during his first professional season with the Braves organization in 2006, earned a 50-game suspension for PEDs. MLB did not begin specifying the type of drug a player tested positive for until 2008. Flowers is not alone. The tougher penalties, starting with a 50-game suspension for a first offense, were implemented in 2006. But given the home run outburst in the majors – teams averaged 1.11 home runs a game in 2006, fifth most in baseball history – it’s not surprising Flowers and players like him were looking to compete. The 1999 and 2000 seasons sit atop the all-time rankings with an average of 1.14 and 1.17 home runs a game, respectively. “I don’t take anything now,” Flowers said. “The only thing I take is straight from White Sox personnel. … It was a wake-up experience, educational experience and something I’ve grown from.” Sox pitching prospect Andre Rienzo can only hope his career pans out as well as Flowers’ has. The Brazilian was suspended 50 games last year after testing positive for stanozolol. The scrutiny that comes from a positive test didn’t hold back Rienzo, who went from Single-A to Triple-A last season. Of the positive tests since penalties were implemented in 2005, 59 percent of suspended players have been pitchers. “I haven’t had contact with other guys that have been suspended, but you have your teammates and friends,” Rienzo said. “I can’t answer [the critics] right now because I was wrong. I think now, I want to say, ‘When you see me back, you guys will see what I’m made of.’ I’m excited to show that.”

Moving forward A year after Rienzo was one of the 113 players who tested positive, MLB introduced blood testing for HGH, which cannot be detected through urine tests. MLB will administer “well

over a thousand” HGH tests this year, according to Manfred. The random HGH tests are conducted year round. “We believe the science behind the HGH tests we are using is fundamentally sound and defensible,” Manfred said. Schmidt said he believes it’s “only a matter of time” before the other leagues follow baseball’s lead with blood testing and trying to eliminate HGH. The NFL reportedly recently asked its players union to immediately adopt the testing, as well. “The problem seems worse in baseball because you have these sacrosanct records that are now being besmirched by people who are using performance-enhancing drugs,” Schmidt said. The physical transformation of Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and their fellow steroid users is comical in hindsight. McGwire’s upper body morphed into a built more suited for a weightlifter while Bonds, a player who hit at least 30 home runs and stole 30 bases in the prime of his career, never stole more than 15 bases in his last nine seasons after he ballooned in size, not only in his body but also his head, and was limited by bulky muscles. Now, players leading the league in power numbers look more like the Pirates’ version of Bonds. “It was more long lasting and going to the very core of what the game’s all about, so I think that’s why you have a problem that became so big and that’s why the response has been so abruptly aggressive,” Schmidt said. Players still still trying to find a way to get an edge, even if it’s unconventional. After his May 1 start against the Blue Jays, Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was accused of using what Yahoo! reported to be BullFrog sprayon sunscreen combined with powdered rosin to create a tacky substance that results in a better grip on the baseball. The tactic reportedly is used by pitchers throughout the league, however MLB would have a hard time banning sunscreen to prevent pitchers using it to create an advantage. “There is no endgame,” Manfred said. “This is one of those issues that every single year you have to take a look at your program and educate yourself as best you can.” MLB quickly has evolved into a pitcher’s league. The 15.29 strikeouts a game in April marked the highest average in a single month in history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. This, according to Elias, comes on the heels of a major league record 36,426 strikeouts last season. Even the drug numbers have skewed in that direction. Of the 113 suspended players last season, 74 were pitchers. As the advantage shifts from drug-aided hitters to a playing field that benefits pitchers, the onus still falls on the players to change the culture. For some, it extends beyond that obligation. Sox pitcher Chris Sale wants to set a good example for his 3-yearold son, Rylan, who is beginning to understand his dad’s job description. Someday, he hopes Rylan can learn to love baseball as he did. And maybe there will be a moment when Rylan asks Sale to stay up just a few more minutes to watch something meaningful. “It’s kind of unfortunate that we’re in the cycle or generation that is tarnishing the name,” Sale said. “But you just try to do what you can to be an ambassador of the game.” In the upcoming month, the

Percentage of pitcher positive tests 2013: 58.3 percent 2012: 65.5 percent 2011: 63 percent 2010: 54.5 percent 2009: 57.5 percent 2008: 68.1 percent 2007: 47.4 percent 2006: 69 percent 2005: 49.6 percent Total: 59 percent (386 pitcher positive tests out of 654 positive tests) Highest average strikeouts per game in MLB history 2013: 7.64 strikeouts 2012: 7.50 strikeouts 2011: 7.10 strikeouts 2010: 7.06 strikeouts 2009: 6.91 strikeouts 2008: 6.77 strikeouts Highest average home runs per game in MLB history 2000: 1.17 home runs 1999: 1.14 home runs 2004: 1.12 home runs 2001: 1.12 home runs 2006: 1.11 home runs 1996: 1.09 home runs Biogenesis accusations and punishments likely will dominate the sports news cycle. But for some, the Steroid Era and cheating is now a thing of the distant past. Cleveland Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi, 42, is one of the only admitted cheaters still in the game. He came clean about his steroid usage in 2007, but these days he’s a bit slimmer. While in the visiting clubhouse during Cleveland’s April visit to U.S. Cellular Field, Giambi never hid or tried to avoid pregame interviews. When approached at his locker, Giambi was welcoming with a smile. But when the conversation shifted to MLB’s drug testing policy, Giambi simply declined to comment and with a pat on the shoulder walked away.

Every player struggles now and then. But not usually Kane, and not usually like this. “Maybe not the past few years,” said Kane, who scored 10 playoff goals during the Hawks’ title run in 2010. “I think this playoffs, for whatever reason, I don’t know why, it’s been happening. … “For me, personally, I think it’s all about willpower and getting the puck and going to do it and having that mindset that you’re going to do it.” Having that mindset is great. What’s less certain is whether Kane has the body frame to do it. A play in Game 3 illustrated how Kane (5-11, 181 pounds) has failed to measure up to the Kings. Kane, blessed with the speed of a sports car and the hands of a surgeon, had the

puck on his stick and wanted to tie the score late in the third period. The blue line marked 64 feet between Kane and the net, and plenty of room (seemingly) existed for Kane to zig, zag and zoom. Then Kings forward Anze Kopitar (6-3, 225 pounds) rudely butted in Kane’s way and ripped loose the puck. Kane finished the game with a minus-1 rating and two shots on goal in 24 shifts. Still, Kane insists that he can snap his slump and come up big. “It’s not all of a sudden that I’m a bad player,” Kane said. “It just doesn’t happen like that. I had a good regular season, and I’m still a good player in this league and can make plays. “It’s something I’ve just got to go out and do. I can’t take no for an answer.”

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @ tcmusick.

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The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane (right) and Patrick Sharp check a scoreboard during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings on May 25 at the United Center.

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Dan Hyde, as Shrek, sings in one of the opening scenes during Tuesday’s dress rehearsal for “Shrek the Musical” at Stage Coach Theatre in DeKalb. The show opens tonight and runs through June 16.


Stage Coach first in Illinois to present off-Broadway production based on film



“It’s the most fun music in the entire world,” an Hyde has embraced his large she said. head, awkward ears and green skin. But putting on a show that hasn’t been done As the actor portraying Shrek in off-Broadway before has been a challenge, DenStage Coach Players’ production of nison said. The costumes were all unique to the “Shrek the Musical,” Hyde spends Stage Coach production and the actors were more than two hours in makeup as learning songs they had never heard before. volunteers bring the green ogre’s Many actors, including Jeff Hall, also face the ensemble to life with a specially made silicone challenge of navigating the head of foam, witch hazel, latex stage in their complex cosand grease paint. If you go tumes. The elaborate costumes, Hall, who portrays the upbeat music and quirky onevillainous, height-challenged liners are just some of the comWhat: “Shrek the Musical” Lord Farquaad, spends about ponents that make the comWhere: Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. 40 minutes of the show walkmunity theater’s production of Fifth St., DeKalb ing around on his knees on “Shrek the Musical” unique. When: 7:30 p.m. June 6 through 8 and stage throughout his scenes. Stage Coach is the first 13 through 15, 2 p.m. June 8, 9, 15 and 16 “It has its unique chaltheater in Illinois to adopt the Tickets: $15, adults; $12, age 12 and lenges,” he said. “You have to off-Broadway production based younger think differently.” on the popular Dreamworks Information: 815-758-1940 or www. Hall is no stranger to thinkfilm that focuses on embracing ing differently, especially in one’s differences. productions that emphasize “It’s about acceptance,” individuality. He directed the Hyde said. “It’s a pretty comCCT’s production of “Honk!,” which demonstrates monplace type story, except for the fairytale the value in being different. creatures.” With so many controversial issues in today’s The show features Shrek, a large ogre who world, Hall said the message always can be prorescues a beautiful princess, Fiona, played by moted more. Amanda Smothers, who is waiting for her Prince “It doesn’t get said enough,” he said. Charming. Shrek and Fiona are accompanied on Hyde said he hopes the show’s subject matter their way back to their homeland Duloc by their will not only leave a positive impact on the chilquirky friend, Donkey, played by Greg Hamdren, but the adults as well. mond. “We’re still all learning as adults and some“A lot of the lines are right from [the movie],” times we need to be reminded of our attitude said director Gloria Dennison. “Donkey and toward people that are different,” he said. Shrek are definitely Donkey and Shrek.” Dennison said audiences will enjoy the story Dennison said she fell in love with the show and its humor, but the message still will be very when she saw it on Broadway in Chicago. clear. “I walked out and said ‘I want to direct that.’” “The whole point of the show is that it’s OK The production is very similar to the movie with the exception of the 15 new musical numbers to be different,” she said. “You can let your freak flag fly.” created just for the production, Dennison said.

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Maggie Madziarczyk, as Thumbelina, holds Cydney Henson, the bunny, during a dress rehearsal for Stage Coach Players’ production of “Shrek the Musical,” which opens tonight.

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Dominic Johnson, one of the Three Little Pigs, looks at a run sheet backstage during a dress rehearsal for “Shrek the Musical.”


Page C2 • Thursday, June 6, 2013 STAGE STAGE Stage Coach Players’ “Shrek The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. June 6 to 8 and 13 to 15, 2 p.m. June 8, 9, 15 and 16, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Beth Fowler School of Dance “Fame & More!”: 7 p.m. June 7 and 8, 2 p.m. June 8 and 9, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $15 to $25 in May; $17 to $27 in June. Group discount for nonprofits available. Tickets available at, 815758-1225 or at the box office. PR Productions’ “All Shook Up”: 7 p.m. June 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2 p.m. June 9 and 16, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Tickets: $12, adults; $10, students and seniors, at html or 888-395-0797. StudioM Dance Company’s “Shakin’ to Shrek”: 6 p.m. June 8, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building, NIU, DeKalb. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10, adults, $5, seniors, $3, children younger than 14. 815899-7868 or visit Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring”: 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. Stage Coach Players’ “Com-

pany”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. ART ART Richard Beard Art Exhibition: though June 28, The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Memorial exhibition of post-retirement paintings. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 815-758-0313. dan@ “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger

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

REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS Railroading at the Glidden Homestead: June 9 and 23, July 14 and 28, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Screening of “Song of the Pioneer” at 1 p.m. June 9, July 14 and July 28. Presentation on 19th century Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Development in DeKalb at 1 p.m. June 23. Admission: $4, adults; free, children younger than 14. www. Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. June 18, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. See

Daily Chronicle / for coming dates and look for the group on Facebook. Art at Ellwood & Ice Cream Social: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, Ellwood House grounds, 509 N. First St., DeKalb. Features more than 30 artist booths, tours of the Ellwood mansion, a performance by Patchouli, a concert by the DeKalb Municipal Band and the Garden Club show. MUSIC MUSIC Sycamore Park District’s Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, 4335 S. Airport Road, Sycamore. Free. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic supplies. Food and beverages available for purchase. 815-8953202. Schedule: June 6 - Midwest Dueling Pianos June 13 - The Lisa Rene Band June 20 - Trio July 11 - Garage Orchestra July 18 - Dave Rudolf Beach Party July 25 - Chicago Soul Revue Aug. 1 - The Neverly Brothers Aug. 8 - Crazy Talk DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11 to Aug. 20, Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free. Featured artists: June 11 - Jill McCormick June 18 - Bob Abel July 9 - Terri Crain-Goodman

July 16 - Christine Monteiro July 23 - Cecelia Kafer July 30 - Zack Harris Aug. 6 - TBA Aug. 13 - Barb McCaskey Aug. 20 - Maureen Christine Phyllis Horst: 7 p.m. June 12, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Phyllis Horst tells stories and sings songs to audiences of all ages. Free; donations welcome. www. Gurler Folk Festival: Noon to 4:45 p.m. June 15, Gurler House, 205 Pine St, DeKalb. Free. Performance schedule: Noon to 12:45 p.m., Dave Balika and Friends; 1 to 2:45 p.m., Last Night’s Fun; 3 to 4:45 p.m., Truman’s Ridge. Battle of the Bands: June 23, Good Tymes Shelter, 435 S. Airport Road, Sycamore. Hosted by Sycamore Park District. 815895-3202. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Pres-

byterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, NIU Music Building. New singers invited. Call 630-453-8006 for an interview with conductor Jen Whiting. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@

Review: Google should pay you to see ‘Internship’ By JEFFREY WESTHOFF

‘The Internship’


Shaw Media Besides being a particularly lazy comedy for Vince Vaughn, “The Internship” is a two-hour recruitment ad for Google. The Google logo appears so often you shouldn’t have to pay to see this movie. Google should pay you. Why a famously successful company already reputed to be one of the best places in America to work would need to align itself with a by-the-numbers comedy to attract applicants is a mystery. But those who subject themselves to “The Internship” will learn the many benefits of employment at Google’s Silicon Valley campus. The greatest of these would be the relaxed workplace environment. The headquarters’ atrium looks like the world’s largest preschool, with toys and pillows strewn about the comfortable seating area. The food and drinks in the lobby’s coffee bar are gratis. Best of all, nobody appears to work. The happy “Googlers,” as they are called, spend their days cruising the campus on companyprovided bicycles, taking companysanctioned naps in special pods and playing in a company-sponsored quidditch tournament. Apparently computers take care of all that search engine stuff while the staff is playing and napping. As they once crashed weddings, Vaughn and co-star Owen Wilson crash this workplace utopia and shake it up with their devil-maycare boyishness. Except that no, they don’t. They look about with their mouths agape and marvel at the wonderfulness of it all. Instead of being a contemporary workplace “Stripes,” it’s the contemporary workplace “Top Gun,” which boosted Navy recruitment. Vaughn and Wilson play a pair of high-flying watch salesmen who lose their jobs because smartphones supposedly have made watches obsolete. Employment prospects look bleak for a two guys in their 40s with no job skills besides hustling.

Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language Running time: 1 hour, 59 minutes Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne Summary: After losing their jobs as watch salesman, a pair of hapless 40-somethings (Vaughn and Wilson) scam their way into Google’s intern program. They compete with college students 20 years their junior for full-time jobs at the Internet giant.

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This publicity image released by 20th Century Fox shows Owen Wilson (right) and Vince Vaughn in a scene from “The Internship.” Vaughn’s Billy McMahon is the schemer of the pair (of course) and he convinces Wilson’s soulful (of course) Nick Campell to scam their way into Google’s summer college intern program. To qualify, they enroll in Phoenix University, “the Harvard of Internet colleges.” Google isn’t the only Web-based business to get a plug. Despite their appalling lack of computer knowledge (Billy says “on the line” instead of “online”) the friends make the cut and arrive at Google looking as out of place as giants in Munchkinland. From here on “Internship” strives to be an outsiders vs. elitists ’80s comedy like “Revenge of the Nerds” and “Meatballs” as teams of interns compete to land full-time employment. Naturally, Billy and Nick land in a team of outcasts. The others are the antisocial Stuart (Dylan

O’Brien), who never looks up from his smartphone screen; Neha (Tiya Sircar) who is supposed to be a misfit even though she is pretty, smart and has a good sense of humor; and Asian stereotype Yo-Yo (Tobit Raphael), who is literally brow-beaten by his domineering mother. When nervous, which is most of the time, he plucks at his eyebrow. You can guess where that joke leads. Their Google team leader is Lyle, who is 23 but looks 13 and can’t get through a sentence without making a “Star Wars” reference. Naturally, there is a nasty leader of a rival team, and he is played by Max Minghella, who is not tall and blonde as the character would be in an ’80s movie, but he is British so we know he is mean. Rose Byrne plays the obligatory love interest for Wilson, and her character, a Google executive, is as interesting as the word

“obligatory” implies. “Internship” is directed by Shawn Levy, who occasionally makes good movies (“Date Night,” “Real Steal”) but mostly churns out dumb and obvious comedies like the “Pink Panther” remake. We know “Internship” falls in the second category from the very first scene, which has the two stars singing along to a cheesy song on the car stereo, Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic.” Editing must be a foreign concept to Levy, because almost every scene runs much longer than necessary. The role-playing quidditch match in this movie takes up more time than the real thing in a Harry Potter movie. Much of the blame belongs to Vaughn. He produced the film, conceived its story and co-wrote the script with Jared Stern (“The

Watch”). The screenplay is so filled with his familiar, glad-handing blah blah blah that one of his exasperated teammates shouts, “You’re speaking a lot of words really fast and saying nothing.” Some movies review themselves, I tell you. On the positive side, “Internship” is not another mean-spirited comedy along the lines of “Identity Thief” or the “Hangover” movies. Instead, it is eerily positive and life-affirming, practically an ABC Afterschool Special – albeit, an Afterschool Special where strip clubs and tequila shots lead to personal fulfillment. That optimism might have been one of Google’s conditions for its participation. The near-religious praise for the company and its mission is embarrassing. “What we do here is make people’s lives just a little bit easier,” Byrne’s character says. In the final shot, after Vaughn and Wilson step out of frame, the camera rises to linger over the glories of Google headquarters as if it were the cathedral at Chartres. Google provides a great service. It was handy just now when I needed to look up the correct spelling of Afterschool Special (no hyphen, oddly enough), but that’s not the same thing as curing cancer. “The Internship” wants you to believe they are equal. This is what happens when corporate sponsorship masquerades as filmmaking.

CCT seeking young actors and actresses for summer camp CCT’s summer “Advanced Imagination Camp,” featuring a production of “Grease,” is seeking youth actors and actresses interested in being a part of a challenging summer theater experience. Registration for the two-week camp is open, and registration forms can be downloaded at www. Advanced Camp is open to students entering seventh grade through 12th grade in the fall. Those graduating this spring also can enroll in the camp. The camp runs for two weeks, June 17 through 30, and will conclude with four performances of the musical to the public. A full, per-day schedule can be found on CCT’s website.

The stage version of “Grease” is similar to the motion picture of the same name. The story follows Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski throughout a school year in the 1950s. Students who enroll in Advanced Imagination Camp will be tasked with creating the full production from start to finish in just two weeks. Everyone receives a role and is guaranteed participation in the show. “Obviously some roles are bigger than others,” director Kris Pagoria said in a news release. “It’s literally impossible to find a production with 50 lead roles. We ensure that everyone has plenty of participation in the production on stage and is never left bored.” “Imagination Camp” was created eight years ago after CCT recog-

nized a need for a summer theater education offering in the area. Cost of the two-week Advanced Camp is $125 and includes daily instruction, a “Grease” cast T-shirt, participation in four public performances and a dinner during a dress rehearsal. “Our camp is one of the lowest priced summer opportunities,” Julie Breidenbach, coordinator of CCT’s Imagination Camp, said in the release. “When you divide it up, it comes out to less than $7 a day, which we think is very reasonable.” She said daily instruction includes music, acting and choreography needed for the show, but also will expose students to other instruction such as stage combat, improvisational acting, character

development, costume creation, make-up design, lighting and set design and more “Ultimately, we focus on creating a production,” she said in the release. “But we do a lot of teaching during camp, too. It’s our hope that students come away learning a thing or two about putting on a musical.” CCT also is accepting registrations for its Beginner’s Camp, which will follow the theme of “Wild Wild West” and run June 11 through 21. Students will help in creating their very own skit, while being treated to daily breakout sessions that include art, music, dance, acting, theater games, basic stage combat and costume creation. Beginner’s Imagination Camp

is open to students who will be in kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall. Camp session runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day and concludes with a public performance at 7 p.m. June 21. Cost of the two-week camp is $95 and includes daily instruction, as well as participation in the two public performances. Both camps are held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 26555 Brickville Road, just north of Sycamore. To register for CCT’s Imagination Camp, visit the organization’s website at or find CCT of DeKalb on Facebook. Enrollment for both camps is limited and tends to fill up quickly. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.


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DeKalb Municipal Band opens season Tuesday The DeKalb Municipal Band will open its 159th season of summer band concerts at 8 Tuesday in the Hopkins Park band shell. The evening will include an array of fireworks, a celebration of Flag Day, recognition of the 2013 recipient of the Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship, soprano soloist Jill McCormick and Marlyn Majorettes, twirling to a medley of

patriotic music. Jill McCormick received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she was a member of the acclaimed IWU Chorale. McCormick earned a master’s degree in music from Northern Illinois University in 2005 and has been teaching general music in DeKalb School District 428 for the past 11 years,

currently at Founders Elementary School, and is co-music coordinator for District 428. McCormick also has produced and directed two elementary musicals, which she thoroughly enjoys. She was raised in DeKalb County and loves performing and teaching in her community. Her vocal selections on Tuesday include “The Sound of Music,”

“Over the Rainbow” and “Tonight.” Kirk Lundbeck, the band’s new conductor, has planned a varied program including George Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band,” Henry Mancini’s movie themes, “The Music Man,” Leroy Anderson’s “The Syncopated Clock,” and “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” circus march. Turn of the century popular melo-

dies in “Themes Like Old Times” will contrast with Rossini’s exciting “William Tell Overture” and the Italian street dances “Fandango” and “Tarentella.” Patriotic music, including a performance of the award-winning Marlyn Majorettes, will delight with a finale of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and fireworks.

8BRIEFS ‘All Shook Up’ opens Friday “All Shook Up: the Elvis Presley Musical” opens at 7 p.m. Friday for a short six-performance run at the historic Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. Performances are Friday through Sunday and June 14 through 16. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www. or by calling 888-395-0797. All tickets will be sold for general admission and pre-purchasing is strongly encouraged. Tickets will be available at the door, based on availability. “All Shook Up” follows a small town in the 1950s that recognizes the unjustness of social segregation after a leatherjacketed stranger motorcycles into town. The cast features 15 thespians from Hinckley, Somonauk, Plano, Sheridan, Montgomery and DeKalb. While there is no character named Elvis in the production, a guitar-playing, motorcycleriding roustabout named Chad is the star male and most emulates the king of rock. Pagoria said the musical is appropriate for families and will be enjoyed by all ages.

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Illinois Battle of the Bands hits Sycamore Sycamore Park District will host the second annual Battle of the Bands competition on June 23 at the Good Tymes Shelter, 435 S. Airport Road, Sycamore. Bands of any genre with members between the ages of 12 and 21 will be scored by a panel of judges. The winner continues on to the regional competition and the winner of regionals competes in the statewide event at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Last year was the first time the Sycamore district participated in “Teen Battle of the Bands.” The winner, Desolation Row advanced to the Elgin competition, won that and then advanced to the state finals at the Illinois State Fair. Registration forms are due by Friday and can be found at www.sycamoreparkdistrict. com. Send completed forms with a check for $25, made out to the Sycamore Park District, to Lisa at 940 E. State St. For more information, contact Lisa White at or 815-8953202. Battle of the Bands is an Illinois Park and Recreation Association event. Visit www. for

complete rules.

Prairie Echoes Chorus seeking members Prairie Echoes Chorus from Midwest Harmony Region 3 of Sweet Adelines International, which is dedicated to the advancement of four-part harmony barbershop-style for women of all ages through education and performance, is seeking new members. The group meets from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Join them for singing, food, friendship and fun.

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StudioM Dance Company will present “Shakin’ to Shrek,” an original dance production, on Saturday. Pictured (from left) are Courtney Donnelly, Kaitlin Siener, Elizabeth Warner, Alison Morreale, Sam MyersMiller and Izi Myers Miller.

Battle of the Bands set in Leland

StudioM presents recital

An amateur Battle of the Bands will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. July 3 in downtown Leland. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three bands. All music genres are welcome. Only eight 30-minute sets are available so those interested should sign up early. Winners will be determined by votes from the crowd. One vote will cost $1. For more information, call Craig Decker 815-495-9211 or email There also will be food and vendors. Interested vendors should email Kim Nilles at

StudioM Dance Company will present “Shakin’ to Shrek,” an original dance production based on the first two “Shrek” movies, on Saturday at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children younger than 14. Tickets are available at the dance studio today or at the door. Taking on the lead character roles are Sam Myers-Miller as Shrek, Courtney Donnelly as Princess Fiona, Izi Myers-Miller as Ogre Fiona and Elizabeth Warner as Donkey. Other soloists include Abbey Brooks as Lord Farquaad, Virginia Filicetti as the Dragon, Maddi Hoth as Prince Charming, Bailey Morreale as the Fairy Godmother, Lexi Salapatek as Puss, Kaitlin Siener as Human Shrek, Alison Morreale as Steed, Hannah Haak as Queen Lillian and Johnna Rohlman as King Harold.

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The following company dancers will be featured throughout the show as various fairytale and story characters: Michah Bubolz, Emily Carpino, Shannon Cowan, Kailey Davidson, Cassie Donnelly, Lauren Engel, Hadyn Fischer, Maryn Fischer, Quinn Fischer, Abby Goldman, Lea Guelde, Lydia Guelde, Kaitlin Haley, Lauren Hoth, Sophie Hoth, Jessica Keller, Kelsie Kruskol, Elly Lenschow, Maddie Lenschow, Marisa Manhart, Cheyanne Morgan, Caitlin Nottingham, Lily Padilla, Alex Rangel, Taelynn Rodeghero, Maria Saucedo, Kallie Siebrasse, Ashley Siener, Jocelyn Stanton, Alison Troy, Annie Tyrrell and Hailey Zilinski. Several types of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop, will be showcased as each StudioM class is featured as elements from the stories. StudioM is inside the Energym Sports campus, 1715 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. For more information, call 815-899-7868 or visit


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Reader takes action to make world better Dear Abby: It is easy to watch or read the news and think people are awful and this world is going nowhere fast. At New Year’s I made a resolution to try and DO something about how I view society. I decided I’d do 30 random acts of service for strangers. I know it may seem small and insignificant, but at least I can say I’m trying to make this a better place to live. I’m hoping it will spread a message of love and caring in a world with too much hurt and violence. Ideally, one or two people will notice and pay it forward. It’s spring, and so far I have volunteered as a math tutor at a local school and shoveled the snow off a neighbor’s sidewalk. But I’m already falling behind, and I’m

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips struggling to come up with some good ideas. I know you and your readers often have creative suggestions. Can you suggest more acts of service I can do for strangers? – Trying To Be Nice Dear Trying To Be Nice: You could volunteer at a local food pantry. Or find an organization that delivers food to shut-ins and take meals to the clients they serve a couple of days a month. You could bring a garbage bag with you when you take walks in the morning or evening and pick up paper cups, plastic bags, cigarette butts and candy wrappers

that litter our streets and beaches. Or simply acknowledge the presence of others by smiling and saying, “good morning,” “good afternoon” and “good evening” to people you encounter. Readers, if you’d like to chime in, I’d be interested in your ideas. Dear Abby: Two years ago, when I was a senior in high school, a guy became overly attached to me. He shared many very private feelings with me about his lack of friends and severe depression. After trying to help him, first by myself and later with a school guidance counselor and even involving his parents, I decided his problems were too much for me to handle and ended the friendship. I know I hurt him, but I saw no other alternative.

After high school we didn’t speak for about a year. We are now in the same college and he’s trying to force himself back into my life and be friends again. Abby, he hasn’t changed at all. I feel bad, but I have no interest in becoming his friend. What should I do? I have a hard time saying no because he is so persistent and I feel guilty. – Feeling Pity in New Jersey Dear Feeling Pity: Tell him the truth. Say, “I can’t be your friend because your problems overwhelm me. But YOU can do something about them by going to the student health center and asking for counseling, and by joining some clubs and activities so you can interact with new people.” Dear Abby: Why are brownies called brownies if they are

black? – Just Wondering in Houston Dear Just Wondering: I took your question to Lachlan Sands, executive chef at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Los Angeles, who says, “The first mention of ‘brownies’ is in a Fanny Farmer cookbook published in 1906. They are not called brownies because of the color, but were named after Celtic pixies.” P.S. If your brownies are turning out black, you may be baking them too long.

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

Pain signals tell our brain where it hurts Dear Dr. K: Let’s say I stub my toe. How does my brain know where it hurts and how bad? Dear Reader: Pain serves as the body’s warning system. It alerts you to an injury or when something, such as an infection, has gone wrong inside your body. Pain can also help in healing. It tells you to avoid touching a wound or using a joint that’s damaged. But in order to respond appropriately, your brain must identify the location and severity of your pain. Pain that stems from injury to body tissue is known as nociceptive pain. Examples include burns, sprains, broken bones and inflammation from an infec-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff tion or arthritis. Pain from such injury is triggered by damage to little structures called nociceptors that are part of the nerve endings in the injured area. A pain-sensitive area of the body such as your fingertip or tongue has thousands of nociceptors in a tiny fraction of a square inch. If you suffer a papercut, for example, the nociceptors in the nerve endings in the skin of your fingers are stimulated by the injury. They send a pain signal that

starts at the point of the injury and travels up the nerve to the spinal cord. Then the pain signal travels up another nerve in the spinal cord to various parts of the brain. (I’ve put an illustration of the pain pathway on my website.) Pain signals are carried by two types of nerve fibers. The A-delta fibers carry the first, sharp pain you feel. The C fibers carry the dull, throbbing pain that follows. Nerve fibers throughout the body connect to the spinal cord. (If the pain is in your head, nerve fibers connect directly to your brain.) In the spinal cord, incoming messages can be amplified, dampened or blocked altogether.

Pain signals reach different parts of the brain. Some signals reach the part of the brain that controls spatial awareness. It tells us where in the body a pain signal is coming from. Other signals travel to the part of the brain that generates and controls emotion. Pain signals also reach the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that controls sleep and temperature regulation. The pain we feel can be modified by chemical signals in the spinal cord and in the brain. We know about some of them, but there are probably others that we haven’t discovered yet. Indeed, little more than 100 years ago we didn’t really know anything about

how we felt pain. Human beings have been on Earth for 40,000 years, yet all we knew until 100 years ago was that sometimes we hurt. Scientific research has taught us many things about how we feel pain, and some of that understanding has translated into new treatments. Still, we have a great deal more to learn, particularly about chronic pain – and how to better relieve the suffering of so many people who live with it.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. to send questions and get additional information.

Teen: I’m the one to blame, not my boyfriend Dr. Wallace: I have a midnight curfew on Saturday night. Last Saturday, I went to a movie with my boyfriend, and we went out for a pizza afterward. While at the pizza parlor, we met another couple that are good friends of mine. We were having a great conversation, and my boyfriend and I completely forgot about the time. To make a long story short, I was 45 minutes late getting home. My parents were furious and blamed my boyfriend. They said it was his responsibility to get me home on

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace time. They are considering having me break up with him. I think that I should be punished for abusing curfew, but I’m the one to blame, not my boyfriend. How do you see it? – Nameless, Levittown, Pa. Nameless: Your date has a responsibility to see that you do not break curfew, but the prime responsibility rests with you. You are

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – In the coming months, many opportunities are likely to come your way. Even if you don’t initiate them, you’ll play a role in guiding them to fruition and will reap the rewards. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You’re in an exceptionally good achievement cycle, but your victories could come about in a surprising way. It’ll be a last-minute change that does the trick. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A friend might lean on you in hopes that your capability will rub off. Do your best to help this person – you’ll need similar assistance in the near future. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – An opportunity to make more money from a work-related matter is yours for the taking. You may need to modify it somewhat, but it should be easy. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Profit from past experience and don’t fall into a trap that has snared you before. Old mistakes don’t have to be repeated. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You are likely to fare better in a joint endeavor than a solo effort. Pick your ally wisely and you’ll do quite well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Because you’re as much of a giver as you are a taker, you’ll be in high demand. Your good attitude will be a boon to your team. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – To feel gratified, you’ll need to engage in an activity that produces real benefits for you and others. Start the ball rolling quickly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You’ll instinctively know how to arouse interest in your wares, making you a good salesperson. You’ll need to be careful when it comes to actually handling money, however. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – One of your greatest assets is a desire to do things for others that they can’t do themselves. If you utilize this wonderful gift, you will generate a plethora of good will. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Mental tasks will be much easier than work requiring physical effort. If there is some type of heavy lifting on the agenda, hire helpers. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You’ll have some very good chances to add to your material resources if you assert yourself. Don’t be afraid to make extra funds by doing something new. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you’re permitted to use your own ideas at work, you’ll stand a much greater chance of success. Do what you can on your own and don’t be thwarted by outside forces.

more at fault than your boyfriend and should be disciplined, and your parents should have a chat with your boyfriend to remind him of his responsibilities if he still wants to date their daughter. Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 and very religious, and I believe in “doing unto others as you would have others do unto you.” When I was 15, I stole a pair of sunglasses from a department store. I have prayed for forgiveness, and I believe that I have been forgiven, but still I feel bad about the theft. Last year, I talked to the manager of the


store and told him what I had done and offered to pay for taking the glasses, but he told me that he was pleased that I talked to him, and I didn’t have to repay him for the glasses. He said it would cost more to take the $15 from me and try and explain things to their accounting department than it was worth. I felt better talking to the manager, but I still have a degree of guilt. Is there anything that I can do to rid myself of this guilt? – Nameless, Baltimore, Md. Nameless: You are to be commended for asking your

Maker and the store manager for forgiveness. Since you are materially ahead $15 because of your theft, donate $15 to a worthy charity. The Salvation Army would put the money to good use. After the donation, your mind should be clear so you can get on with a very happy and productive life.

• Although Dr. Robert Wallace is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Anticipate what is going to happen Josh Billings, the pen name of humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw, said, “There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.” Bridge experts, though, are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage more plus scores than those who always assume everything will work out perfectly. In today’s deal, South opens and closes the auction with his three-spade bid. West leads the diamond 10. East wins with his ace and returns the diamond two. What should South do now? The traditional requirements for a weak three-bid are two of the top three or three of the top five honors in the seven-card suit and 5-10 high-card points. These days the requirements have been lowered by many players, especially at favorable vulnerability. But it does not hurt to have a textbook hand occasionally. North thought about raising to four spades, but knew game was unlikely. And he hoped that East might balance, allowing North to double the opponents and gain a sizable penalty. It is tempting for South to win the second trick on the board and immediately to play a trump. However, with this layout he would go down. West would take the trick and give his partner a diamond ruff. East would cash the heart ace, and West would get a second trump trick. South should anticipate the 5-2 diamond break. (In theory, if East had started with three diamonds, he would have returned his higher remaining diamond, not the two.) Before touching trumps, declarer should cash dummy’s top clubs and discard his third diamond.


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

Thursday, 6, /2013 • Page C5 NorthwestJune herald

Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr

Thursday, June 6, 2013 “Sunset Over Sage” Photo by: Donald

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DeKalb 1408 N. 14 th St.

Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am – 1pm

MALTA 17931 Shabbona Rd

Delivery Driver / Warehouse Entry Level position with large Electrical Contractor in DeKalb. Must have a valid D.L. with no insurance restrictions & be able to lift 75 pounds. Forklift exp. and previous knowledge of const. industry preferred. Good communications skills are essential. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 6 AM-2:30 PM. Must pass drug test. Salary Based on Exp. Fax: 815-758-8160 or email: Attention: Mike Bartlett

MANUFACTURING Seymour of Sycamore a leading manufacturer, has immediate openings for entry-level full time positions. Positions require mechanical aptitude, computer & basic math skills & ability to lift 50 lbs. Manufacturing positions available 1st & 2nd shifts & work 4 day, 10 hr shifts Mon-Thur.



Fri & Sat June 7-8, 8am-3pm

1728 Oakwood Ave.

Lots of Country Décor, Yard Décor, Farm Table w/ 4 chairs, TV Corner Cabinet, Annie Sloan Painted Lamps, Misc Furniture, & Too Much to List Boat - 16 ft Sea Nymph 35HP Johnson Motor Troll


Equal Opportunity Employer

MECHANIC Medium / Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic Must have experience & tools. Diesel experience preferred. Benefits. Sycamore. Call 815-895-2838

HUGE multifamily sale clean & organized. Thurs 6/6 4pm-7pm; Fri 6/7 8am-7pm; Sat 6/8 7am-11am. rain or shine! Baby items, toys, books, household items, precious moments, recliner chair, desk, lots for the dog & cat lovers, tons of NAME BRAND clothes girls newborn14/16 jrs. 2-6 boys 2-7


Children's clothing, toys, household items, many items for only 25 cents!

Great Estate Sale of antique, vintage and modern pieces. Many vintage household items still in their boxes. Sale runs Friday, June 7th 10am-7pm and Saturday, June 8th 10am-3pm Sale run by Lifestyle Transitions. See pics on estate-sales/447720.aspx

DeKalb 311 Ridge Dr June 7, 8 9am-3pm Wicker chair and planter, table and floor lamps, 2 TVs, DVD/VHS player, HP 710C inkjet printer, Samsung laser printer, Harmon / Kardon computer speakers, beanbag chairs, 2 Hoover vacuums, adjustable quad cane, Grayco packnplay, silk ficus tree, outdoor furniture, 145x84 drawdrapes with traverse rod, file cabinet, lots household misc.

DeKalb / Malta

MULTI-FAMILY MOVING SALE Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM Lucas Road between Rich and Twombly Indoor & Outdoor Furniture, Deep Freezer, Wood Carvings, Bikes & tons of miscellaneous items.



DEKALB 478 Turnbury Court East Multi-Family Garage/Estate Sale. June 6-8. Thursday: 4p-7p. Fri-Sat: 7:30a-1:30p. Furniture. Kitchenware. Salt / Pepper Shakers. Washer/Dryer. Bookshelf. Recliner. Lawn Supplies. Tools. Futon. Exercise Equipment. Elliptical. Mens / Womens Clothes. Hosta Plants. And more! Priced to sell!

DEKALB Computerized operations for receivables, payables, payroll, certified payroll & various reports. Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office & vast computer knowledge. Construction knowledge helpful. Email resume to:

In-Home Care Employment Wanted Senior Care Giver – For Hire I Am Professional & Dependable I Have Many Years of Experience w/ References (815) 757-6666

101 Terrace Dr. Thursday, Friday 8-4 Huge Sale! Kids and Baby items, crib, toddler beds, Cozy Coupes and bikes, child and adult clothing, household and kitchen items, including Ball jars, bed frames, dinette set, stereo equipment and a lot of shoes!


119 Holly St.


Collectibles, DeKalb memorabilia, fishing items, & many more treasures!

DEKALB DEKALB, IL – Need to be available 1st shifts (8am-4pm) & 2nd shift (4pm-12:30am), depending on day. Must be flexible with schedule. Must be 18 or older, valid DL, own trans & ph #. $11.55/hr, 2050 hrs every 2 weeks. Must lift. Call 815-756-4439

Loving mom will provide child care in my DeKalb home. 25 yrs. exp. TLC included. Full or part time. Call Jackie @ 815-517-1515


Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY CONTRACTORS WANTED Kirkland, Genoa & surrounding area. Early morning Monday through Saturday. 1 year contract. Call 815-756-4841 x 468, or toll-free 877-688-4841


Tackle Box: May 25 at Somonauk Block Top & Chicago Road call to describe 815-498-2881

You Want It? We've Got It! Classified has GREAT VARIETY!


Friday-Saturday 8-5

Multi-family. Nice clothing, jewelry, beauty items, furniture, household, electronics, computer monitor, vintage & collectibles, tools, plants, beads/jewelry & craft making supplies, saddles, bikes & rack, kids stuff, much more. Preview Thurs (2-5)

Thurs, 8 - 5 Friday, 8 - 5 Saturday, 8-12


520 E Roosevelt

1382 Moluf St. Friday 6/7 Saturday 6/8

8-4 8-10

TV, Beanie Babies, high chair, changing table, girls infant-9 mo clothes, boys infant-2T clothes, toys, roll top desk, household.


925 Haish Blvd Friday, June 7 7 AM – 1 PM Namebrand exercise equipment, golf clubs and assorted golf bags, Stairmaster, Everlast, Craftsman Lawn Tractor 20 HP, toys, children's clothes, kid's games, new Trek bike for sale, scooter. DEKALB BIG SALE! 204 DELCY DR FRI & SAT June 7th & 8th 9AM - 2PM Solid oak table w/4 chairs, Oak TV stand, Depression-era armoire, claw-foot drop-leaf table free-standing mirror, other furniture, JBL ARC90 speakers, window a/c, file cabinets, office/school supplies, toys, lots of sports cards (Bears, Packers, sets & packs), Beanies, Wilton cake pans, kitchen items, garden flags, DVD'S, books, vinyl, CD's, stereo components, dozens of new/used board games and puzzles, RCA Select-a-vision, video games, lots of costume jewelry, Christmas & MORE! Breaking News available 24/7 at

3 AUCTIONS OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR PLANT CLOSING ECKERT DOOR COMPANY, INC AUCTION#1: 256 WASHINGTON, CARPENTERSVILLE, IL TUES., JUNE 11 – 8:00 AM LIVE ONSITE BIDDING ONLY!! Everything must be sold and the building cleaned. BRING YOUR OWN TRUCKS AND TRAILERS! HUNDREDS of OVERHEAD DOOR PANELS: Wood and Steel / LG. QTY HARDWARE INVENTORY: Tubing, Struts, Track, Springs, Fasteners, other hardware / TRUCK: 1998 Freightliner FL-70 box truck, 79,000 / Hyster Forklift / MEZZANINE: Free standing (3) Steel racks, w/ 12’ x 16’, w/ladder. / Strapping machine / Riveter.


RIVERBEND SUBDIVISION Thursday, JUNE 6TH thru Saturday, JUNE 8TH. 8am – 4pm TONS of Toys, Baby + Toddler girl clothes. Name brand Teens, Women's and Men's Clothes, Shoes, Books, Household Items, TV's, Frames, and so much more! Don't miss out on one of the biggest garage sales!

FREE today at

2765 Lynnville Ct. June 7 & 8th, 8am-4pm Fishing boat, motors, lawn mower, Lawn chairs, fish tank w/stand, household, comforters, mantel, fireplace door, ceiling fan, pool ladder, girl clothes, puzzles, toys, 2 man inflatable boat, much miscellaneous.


Friday & Saturday June 7 & 8 8am – 5pm OVER 25 SALES! Good Deals! Furniture, Appliances, Electronics, Computers, Children's Stuff, Tools, Fishing Gear, Books, Clothing, Antiques, Exercise Equip, Teacher's Supplies, Spinning Wheel, Bikes, Clawfoot Tubs, Go Cart, Ugly Paintings. Don't See What You're Looking For Today? Check Back Tomorrow! Never The Same Paper Twice! Daily Chronicle 877-264-2527

Large Estate Auction 2S675 Harter Rd, Kaneville, IL 60119

Saturday, June 8, 2013 9 AM Start

Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Lawn Tractors, Farm Collectibles The Estate of Virginia M. Souders Executor: Roger Souders - Kaneville, IL Notes: The family moved to farm in 1948 (65 years). Three generations of antiques, dating back to the 1800's. Virginia was 90 years old when she passed. Try to attend this sale! Terms & Conditions: Cash or good check with proper ID. Visa or MasterCard with 3% premium – NO Buyer premium on this sale! Everything sells in “AS IS” condition on the day of the sale. Not responsible for accidents or items after they are sold.

DeBolt Auction Service, Inc. Since 1987 Brian DeBolt, Plano, IL #440000595, Ph: 630-552-4247 Sheila DeBolt, Sandwich, IL #440000593, FL #AU3955, Ph: 630-669-8736 Call us for all your Real Estate & Auction needs! Celebrating 26 years!


THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 Lunch Available


Comfort Stations

7 Plus Acres Zoned Commercial - DeKalb County Real Estate Starting at 5:00 p.m. 7 Plus Acres, Zoned Commercial. Improved with a 2 story framed house. The home has 3 bedrooms, full bath, dining and large living room with one bedroom on the main floor, galley kitchen and enclosed front porch. Newer high efficiency gas furnace and fenced in yard, septic well. Other improvements include: large barn with metal roof, excellent shape, corn crib, quonset shed, chicken house, silo’s and shed used as a 3 car garage. Wonderful location, fabulous potential.

INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT. CONTACT AUCTIONEERS HERE-IN LISTED. TERMS FOR REAL ESTATE: $10,000 down day of sale with balance at closing on or be-fore July 17, 2013. Possession upon closing. Closing shall be in the usual manner. Title commitment and agreement to purchase contract will be available for inspection prior to sale. Prospective buyers should have any necessary financ-ing arranged prior to sale day. “NO CONTINGENCIES”. The property shall be sold in “as is” condition without warrantees or guarantees. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any of all bids. Announcements made day of sale shall supercede advertising.

CONTENTS FOLLOWING THE REAL ESTATE: TRACTOR ~ MISC FARM RELATED ITEMS & TOOLS 1975 IH 674D Loader Tractor w/800 Work-master Loader, Quick Hitch, Tire Chains; H.D. Metal Shed; 3 pt. Grader; John Deere Corn Sheller; Hay Wagon; Garden Tiller; Live Trap; Animal Cage; Weber Grille; Sail Boat; Portable Air Compressor; Work Bench; Long Handle Tools; Extension Ladder; Router & Table; 9” Delta Band Saw; Aluminum Basket; Step Ladder; Antique Tools; Power Tools; Iron; Milk Cans; Nail Kegs; Barn Sash; 2 Old Bicycles; Drill Press; Air Co. Welder; Barn Lantern; Misc Hardware


GE Refrigerator; GE Electric Dryer; Kelvinator Upright Freezer; Maytag Washer; Window Air Conditioner Unit, 110 V; 2 Door Lead Glass Cabinet; (3) Oak Press Back Chairs; Maple Dining Set w/2 Piece Hutch; La-z-boy; Base of a Baker Cabinet; Doll Dishes; Youth Chair; Oak Dresser; Child Rocker; Picnic Table; Tin Oven; Wash Board; Bird Houses & Feeders; Many Other Items too Numerous To Mention

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR LISTING AND PICTURES HILPIPRE AUCTION CO. WATERLOO, IA 319-235-6007 WI Lic. #: Craig Hilpipre – 964-052 IL Lic. #: Merv Hilpipre – 441.000433



TERMS FOR ITEMS: Cash or Good Check, MasterCard/Visa. Registration requires proper photo ID. No property removed until settled for. Not responsible for items or accidents. All items to be sold to best & highest bidder.


AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips


Fri 6/7 & Sat 6/8 8a-5p 2219 Highland Dr Kitchen table & chairs, queen bedroom set, dressers, bunk beds, TVs, kitchen items, Nascar bumper, books, DVDs, toys, games, kids & adult clothes, and more! A MUST SEE—PRICES ARE GREAT!


565 Olin H Smith Dr.

Campton Hills Rd., West of Peck to Ponderosa Dr. Commercial Bar Cooler, Jadite Fireking Dinnerware, furniture, free standing basketball hoop, misc. tools, band saw, thickness planner, Triton utility trailer, household items & decor, 52" projection tv, porcelain dolls, jewelery, Yamaha keyboard and lots more!

8am - 5 8am - noon


Huge Neighborhood Garage Sale

Clothing and miscellaneous household items. HD motorcycle

Somerset Farm Condominiums


On South side of Bethany between Peace & Somonauk Rd

THUR, June 6 FRI, June 7 9AM – 3PM

635 Nathan Lattin Lane Sat/Sun from 9AM to 2PM YARDSALE Of the century. Everything must go! Baby items, toys, electronics, household goods & much more!


Wicker Loveseat & Chair, Inversion Table, Kids Clothes, Amish Spoon Rack, 3 Wheel Trikke, Wing Chair & Ottoman, Radko Christmas Ornaments, Baby Crib, Toys, General Household & Kitchen, Home Décor & So Much More.


1029 Berkshire Ct. Thurs, Fri, Sat 9 – 4


Foxpoint - 2 Families

228 NORTHGATE DR Thur & Fri 8-4 Sat 8-12

Furniture, appliances, sports equipment, lighting, lots of framed art, antiques, collectibles, ceramics, glass, puzzles, games, toys, Tumi luggage, Xmas & Halloween, floral, linens, clothing, flight simulator, and lots of miscellaneous.


1043 Devonshire South Thur 6/6, Fri 6/7 & Sat 6/8 9am to 4pm Designer kids and adult clothes. House hold items,water cooler, youth Schwinn girls bike. Golf clubs.

Sycamore 1615 Pine Trail

Directions: Take Rt. 47 North of Sugar Grove, IL to Harter Rd. Turn West, go 5 miles to farm; or from Main Street in Kaneville, IL go East on Harter Road to farm. 2S675 Harter Rd., Kaneville, IL 60119.

Full line WOODWORKING EQUIP.: Cold Presses; Tenoners; Ripsaws; Molders; Planers; Shapers; Wood Grinders; Boring Machines; Finger Jointer; Qty. Saws; Etc. / GEN SHOP EQUIP. AND SUPPORT ITEMS / LG. QTY. general hand tools. / LG. QTY LUMBER / over $200,000 DOOR INVENTORY / ALSO: ’05 Kenworth T-600 Truck Tractor; Serv. Trks; Trailers: Raven alum spread axle; Other Van type; Forklifts.

Everything must be sold and the building cleaned. BRING YOUR TRUCKS AND TRAILERS! Like items as above auctions TERMS FOR 3 AUCTIONS: Cash or letter of credit from your bank to guarantee your check. Buyers Premium Applies. For June 11 & 27: 10%. For June 18: Onsite purchases – 10%; For Webcast purchases – 13%.


Fri 8-4 & Sat 8-2 3N316 & 3N581 Ponderosa Drive

Shabbona / Lee Townwide Sale

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500 pcs of clothing: -Womens 2X & 3X, -Mens size 40 & 42 pants & XL shirts. Kitchen utensils, maple table & 6 chairs with table pads, antique buggy.

Friday, June 7 Saturday, June 8

HUGE MULTI FAMILY SALE Starting Thurs, June 6 at 8am. Thurs 8-5, Fri 8-4 and Saturday 8-10 am.


Multi-Family Friday 8-4 & Saturday 8-1 Antique bed, 6 Child chairs oak, Old Parlor doors, Teacher items k-2, Electronics, Tools Household, Name Brand Heels 9-10 & Clothes 8-10, Mens Jeans & Ts


We are located between Hampshire, Genoa & Marengo. 2 miles East of Rt 23 on Melms Road, just East of New Lebanon Rd.

Kid, Pre-teen, Teen, and Adult clothing - brand names! Portable generator, like new! Furniture, household goodies, bedding, books, baby toys, sporting goods and more! 815-970-3532 for more info.


1105 S. 5th St

416 Preserve Drive

Eddy St.June 6- 8 -5:00 pm June 7, 8-6:00 pm, June 8th 8-1:00pm. candles & warmers, multi holiday décor, bedding, jewelry,makeup,wms cloth lg to 3X, old willow wear dishes, old metal toys.

18097 MELMS RD.

June 6,7 & 8 9am – 5pm





Sycamore 426 Cottage Row


Located at Corner of First and Perry Friday & Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM

18014 Collins Rd

Print Shop hours: 6am -2:30 pm Mon-Fri. We offer comprehensive benefits package. Please forward resume and salary history to: or apply: 917 Crosby Ave, Sycamore

Collectibles, antiques, handicapped equipment.

DEKALB CHARITY GARAGE SALE 220 Thornbrook Road Fri., June 7 and Sat., June 8 from 8am-4pm. Help us raise money to fund research to find a cure for blindness! All proceeds will go to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. TVs, couch, recliner, tables and chairs, entertainment center, bathroom vanity, microwaves, sink, highchair, baby clothes, bicycle trailer, bikes, lawn mower, lawn sweeper, Christmas decorations, clothing, household Goods, and MUCH MORE!

Don't Miss This One!! Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Linen / Dolls Fine China, Home Decor '70 Japan Expo Items, 1893 Chgo World's Fair Book, 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair Original Photos, Solid Maple Rocker, Christmas Items '69 Ladies Schwinn Bike MUCH MORE! Grab It Before It Goes On E-Bay.



Costume jewelry, records (LP's & 45's), books, ladies' clothes, some furniture, pictures, knick-knacks, lots of misc.

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

Antiques,Tools, Bldg. Supplies, Sporting Goods, décor, Electronics, Glassware, Books, Office Supplies, Treadmill and much more!


Multi-Family Garage Sale

197 Nichols Dr. Fri & Sat June 7 & 8 (8-4) Baby clothing, stroller-car seat combo, quality adult clothing, household items, much misc.


11579 DEERPATH RD. June 7 & 8, 8am - 4pm

MOVING SALE SAT. 6/8 & SUN. 6/9 8AM-3PM 205 Davis Dr.

Snowblower, gas trimmer, telescope, stroller, treadmill, books, furniture, lots of misc!

Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

Multi-Family Garage & Estate Sale 137 & 138 Nichols Dr. Sat., June 8 9am – 3pm

Furniture, vintage items, kid's toys, knick-knacks, and more! Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message to DeKalb County or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-2527 or email: helpwanted@

PUBLIC AUCTION 335 CHERRY ST., SOMONAUK, IL 60552 Watch for signs off IL Route 34

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 Starting at 9:00 am Lunch Available Comfort Stations ANTIQUES ~ COLLECTIBLES ~ HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS: Estate Refrigerator; Estate Electric Dryer; Whirlpool Washer; Oak Drop Front Secretary; Oak Curved Glass China Cabinet; Misc Antique Chairs & Small Tables; Oak 2 Drawer Dresser; Double Globe Lamps; Cane Seated Chairs w/Hip Rest; Child’s Rocker; Oak Case Mantle Clock “Ingraham”; Leather La-z-boy Recliner; Wicker Free Standing Mirror; Oak Child’s Desk; Drop Leaf Table; Plank Seat Rocker; Several Braided Floor Rugs; Captain’s Chair; Wurlitzer Organ; Entertainment Center; Recliner & Upholstered Furniture; Flat Screen TV Sansui; Jewelry Cabinet; 3 pc. Bedroom Set; Single Bed; Singer Sewing Machine in Cabinet; Davenport; Antique Pictures & Frames; Power Paw Upright Vac; Electrolux Canister Vac; Day Bed; Regulator Wall Clock; Poker Table; Chrome Kitchen Table w/4 Chairs; Round Oak Pedestal Table; Oak Office Chair; Cookware; Everyday Ware; GE Microwave; Old Kitchen Utensils; Advertising Tins; Desk & Chair; 3 pc Bedroom Set w/Double Bed & Vanity Dresser; Bedding; Sewing Related Items; Ornate Cedar Lined Hope Chest; Table & Floor Lamps; Blanket Chest; Card Tables & Chairs; Room Divider; Window Air Conditioner Unit, 110 V; Needlework, Table Linen; Iron Base Desk Lamp; Desk w/Chair; Wicker Baskets; Chicken Figurines; Still Banks; Several Small Kitchen Appliances; Older Local Advertising Items; Lg Set of Pfalsgraf Dishes, Including Canister Set, Pots & Pans; Several Bird Figurines, Cardinals; Yard Sticks; Aurora Metal Sign “E.G. Magil & Sons” Budweiser; Cargil Seed Clock; Fruit Jars, “Blue”; Rain Gauge Farmers State Bank; Older Local Advertising Items; Pattern Glass; H.P. Lemonade Pitcher w/Cup; R S Prussia Bowl; Flatware w/Chest; Fostoria; Wedgewood China, Service for 14; 5 gal. Crock; Lg Crock Pitcher; Egg Scale; H.P. Dishes; Stoneware Water Pitcher; Stroyan Elevator, Somonauk; Larsens, Somonauk; Buttons & Badges; Old Photo Album; H.P. Cups & Saucers; Child’s Tea Cup Set; Carnival Glass Pedestal; Lightening Rod Globes; Christmas China; Egg Crate; 140 DeKalb County Plat Book; Massey Harris “Walles” Manual; Small Wooden Boxes; Spittoon; FDR Memorabilia; Disc Ball “Henrich Shop” Somonauk; Crock Jugs; Dollies; Dresser Set; Lg Asst of Costume Jewelry; Books; Sheet Music; Fiesta Bowl; Old Tonka Dump truck; H.P. Snack Set; Beelman Memorabilia, Photos, Etc; Holiday Decorations, Halloween, Etc.; Several Sandwich Fair Collectable Posters; Old Hat Box; Costume Jewelry; Needlework; Ink Wells; Betz & Grandgeorge Yard Stick; 6’ Church Pew; Fluted Glasses; Meyer Lumber Nail Apron

Several Paintings Signed by Avis Rompf. Over 100 Precious Moments - Most in Boxes TOOLS ~ GARDEN: Tecumsen 5 hp Generator; Snow Blower; Air Compressor; Ryobi Leaf Blower; 10” Table Saw; Power Tools; 12” Craftsman Band Saw; Work Bench; 32 gal. Shop Vac; Framing Table; Black Cat Power Washer; Thermos Gas Grille; Blackbear Water Fountain; Plant Stank w/Bird House; Large Yard Bell & Yoke; Yardbag Chairs & Others; Ford Riding Lawn Tractor; Live Trap; Yard Bench; Copper Yard Sprinkler; Long Handle Tools; Floor Jack; Cat House; Craftsman 16” Scroll Saw; Clamps; Router & Table; Hand Tools; Bench Drill Press; Power Tools; Hardware; Bits; Lg. Meat Cleaver; 10” Chop Saw; Fishing Rods & Reels; Minnow Bucket; Metal Lawn Chairs; Mid Century Fans; Lawn Ornaments; Yard Carts & Games; Sleds; Old Bottles; Lawn Bench; Many Other Items too Numerous to Mention. VEHICLES: 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, 4 WD, Sun Roof, Silver, Full Power, 70,000 Miles, One Owner; 1993 Mazda B 3000 V6, Manual Trans, Pickup w/Topper, 39,289 One Owner Original Miles, Some Rust! TERMS: Cash or Good Check, MasterCard/Visa. Registration requires proper photo ID. No property removed until settled for. Not responsible for items or accidents. All items to be sold to best & highest bidder.

ROBERT & THE LATE AVIS ROMPF AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips


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

Sycamore Sat 6/8 & Sun 6/9 8a-4p

1493 Starfish Ln Furniture, clothes, and household items.

SYCAMORE Sat only - June 8th, 8 – 4 120 Home Street (intersection of Home & Main, garage in alley behind the house)

Breyer Horses, misc furn.,vintage dressing table, bowling score table, dry sink, oil paintings, kitchen items, and misc. horse tack & MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Digital Voice Recorder. 180 hrs capacity. Incl manual & accessories. $75. 815-895-6716 IPOD touch 4th gen 32gb. ipod only, no charger or headphones. Has some marks. LCD doesnt sit flush on corner. Will not come off! $130 Sycamore 815-786-4861 PRINTER - Canon IP 1800 Series Black Printer With Working Ink Cartridges Installed, $25, Sycamore 815-895-5373 TV. Sony. Color. 27” $100 OBO. 815-756-6828

EXERCISE - Exercise Bike $40, Treadmill $40. 630-273-2605 Olympic Weight Set - Includes 1 Barbell, 1 Curlbar & 2 of each of the following plates: 45 lb, 35 lb, 25 lb, 10 lb, 5 lb, 2.5 lb. Asking $100obo. Call/Text 815-252-6514


Thurs 6/6 8am-4pm Fri 6//7 8am-4pm Sat 6/8 8am-12pm

1510 Kennicott Ct Wood Gate Subdivision



BAR & BAR STOOLS - cool orange vintage bar & 4 bar stools. $350. Chicago Bears colored orange & very 50's vintage. Perfect for a 'Madmen' party or for your rat-pack style 'man cave'. Looking to sell ASAP in DeKalb. 630-992-0028 BED FRAME - Twin bed wooden headboard, footboard frame. Looks like white fence. Can paint any color. Very sturdy. $40. 224-402-1637 BOOKCASE - White solid wood 4 shelf bookcase. Scalloped edge. 23" wide by 37" tall. $25. 224-402-1637 Chair – Rattan Papasan – w/Tan Cushion - $60 815-501-8930 9am-10pm COUCH – Good condition, used less than a year. $350 OBO. OAK TABLE – Beautiful Round Oak Table, 4 vinyl chairs w/ rollers. Leaf incld. $850 OBO Call: 815-2172287, best time after 2pm.



Large executive desk, possibly from 19030-40's; WALNUT; 34"x65"; 2 pull-out shelves; 8 drawers, including 1 deep file drawer, center pen drawer. $200 or best offer. 815-501-1976, ask for Pat

SNEAKERS - Mens Boys Sneaux Black Sneakers Everyday Shoes, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Vacuum Cleaner. Kirby. Upright. All attachments. $75. 815-756-6828

Antique Glider Rocker, in excellent condition. Over 100 years old. Attached matching foot stool. Stained oak wood. Appraised at $450, asking $350 or best offer. 815756-3952 or 815-501-4275 cell.


FILING CABINETS (3) 2 (5) Drawer and 1 (4) Drawer. All have Pend-a-flex holders and hanging files with file folders. $40 each. In good condition. Call 815-739-6708 after 6pm HUTCH - Dinning rm 2 pc. hutch, smaller size, medium oak wood. Country. $75 OBO. Best time to call: Evenings. 815-827-3703 Large Leather Sofa Rich brown 8' long. Quality madegood condition. $300 OBO Call 815-9012426

Dinette Set – Chrome – Gray From The 1950's – Good Condition $65 815-593-0625 WHEATIES BOX COLLECTION 122 boxes. $341 for entire collection. Not selling individuals boxes. 847-515-8012

SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled With Back Support and Carrying/Pulling Rope, Like New, $20. 815-739-1953, DeKalb. STROLLER - Graco Duo Glider Double Baby Child Stroller Complete With Adjustable Canopy Sun Shades, Trays, Foot Rests & Seat Belts, Large Underneath Storage Area, Neutral Colors Navy Blue With Hints of Yellow & White, Fully Collapsible, Like New, $100. 815-739-1953, DeKalb

BIKES - Vintage Schwinn Bikes. Womans Green Varsity $125 and Mens Brown Suburban. $175 Both in great shape for age. Chicago made. 815-786-4861 TODDLER BIKE - Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike With Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

DOOR - 36" Front Entry Wooden Door with glass panels and hardware. $25. 847-489-0254 Realistic Stone Veneer Aprox 70 sq ft, enough to do a full fireplace veneer. Bluffstone color. New was $500 in containers. $350 OBO 815-901-2426 Stamped concrete release. Partial buckets. Colina Tan, Cape Cod Grey, Deep Charcoal colors. $10 Each. 847-489-0254 TREX-LIKE BOARDS – FREE! 10 Used Trex-Like boards. 14 footers in good shape with faded grey on grooved side. First come, first serve: 2705 Greenwood Acres, DeKalb. Take all or what you need!

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

DRILL - 1/2" Black & Decker Fire Storm Drill, Never Used $30 815-761-4939, Leave message DRILL - 1/2" Milwaukee Compact Hole Shooter Drill, $125 815-761-4939, leave message DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 HAMMER DRILL - 7/8" SDS BOSCH hammer drill w/ bits. $180. 815-761-4939, leave message

MASTER JIG SAW 1/2 Horse Power. $100/obo 847-370-8774 Step Ladder – 6ft Warner Fiber Glass Type A1- 300lb Rating – Certified – Non Conductive – Exc. Cond. $60 Sycamore. 815-991-5149

Patio Set – Table & 5 Chairs w/Cushions - Plus Umbrella Good Condition $50 815-508-0629 9am-8pm SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT Factory Direct Mattresses Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259 Can del. 815-703-3688 WOOD STAND (Not Particle Board) With One Shelf Across Top And One Across Bottom, great for any room, $12, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.

BASKET - 2-Tiered Standing Rectangular Standing Basket With Metal Decoration, $12, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BOWLS - New Set Of 3 Apple Design Ceramic Bowls (1-large, 1medium, 1-small) & Ceramic Apple Design Pitcher, $20, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. FONDUE SET - 8 Piece Fondue Set, $6, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 FONDUE SET - Chocolate 12 Piece Small Fondue Set, $5, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. FONDUE SET - New Chocolate and Cheese Fondue Set In Box, $15, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. PATIO TABLE & LIGHTS Glass Rectangle Patio Table $20, 3 Matching Porch Lights $10ea. 630-273-2605 SMOOTHIE MAKER - New Electric Smoothie Maker With Dispenser New In Box, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 WINE ENTERTAINMENT SET - Napa 7 Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12oz. Goblets, 9" Cheese Dome 2-pc. Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

LAWN MOWER – TORO, 21” Self propelled, electric start, mulcher. $285. 630-232-1982 Pond – 2 tiered small “rock-look” composite pond w/pump, 2-1/2' x 3' x 4” Used Once. $50 630-365-6250 evenings All NIU Sports... All The Time



RIDE ON VAN - 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. Thomas The Train Take And Play Play Sets Lot Of 5 Including Misty Island Mining Trackmaster, Thomas Roundhouse Turntable Station, Sodor Rescue Station, Sodor Airport & Other With Some Accessories & Lots Of Various Shapes & Sizes Interlocking Train Track That Works & Is Compatible With All Play Sets, All Genuine Thomas The Train, (No Trains Included), $55, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. WAGON - Step 2 Child Ride In 2Seater Wagon With Door That Opens And Latches Shut, $35, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

TABLE SAW - 10" Craftsman Heavy Duty Table Saw On Wheels & Large Deck, $195. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 VISE - Heavy Duty Bench Vise $200, 630-273-2605 WET DRY VAC - 16 Gallon Craftsman Wet Dry Vac With Attachments, $45. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack $160. Sycamore, 815-895-5373

BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag With Handle And Inside Compartments For Individual Storage, Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking Or Other, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket (New) With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Creative Memories Professional Organization Kit & Display, New, Black Canvas Case With Plastic Insert Dividers, Great For Scrapbooking, Business Or Everyday Organizing $15, Sycamore 815-895-5373 Delta Pro Tool Box, Leer Truck Topper, Washer, Dryer, 6 horse stalls. Call 815-276-2200

1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V Cartia- Immaculate, all original, one owner. $11,000 815-508-2916 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Low miles, all the extras! 815-508-2916 2010 Hyundai Elantra 4D Sycamore, IL. $12700. Very good condition. 31250 miles. Steve 815-991-9420

1999 Chevrolet Trailblazer

105,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. Asking $4,000. Call Kay anytime at 815-756-7672.


Door – Interior, 6-panel w/Jambs, 36” Brand New/Still Wrapped $20 630-365-6250 evenings Engine Stand 750lb Good Condition $65 815-593-0625

Reston Ponds Sub. Toys, collectibles, oil paintings, clothing, tools, household items & MORE!

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

FABRIC CART - Large Orange Heavy Duty Fabric Cart On Wheels With Long Pull Handle, Great For Transporting Items, Laundry Or Storage, New, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 FIRE HOSE - approx. 20 feet $15. 847-489-0254 Fireplace: Outdoor, Black Metal, Rectangle. Barely Used $20 630-365-6250 evenings FISHER BOY CONCRETE STATUE with hat. $165. 847-515-8012 GOLF CART - Club car DS 36V with newer charger. Excellant shape with Club Holders and top. $1,200 OBO. Call 815-545-1708 or email HELMET - Child Bike Helmet With Blue Strap, White In Color and Has A Picture Of A Kangaroo On Front & Says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 LANTERN - Coleman Multi-Function King Cobra Lantern With TV, Radio, Spotlight and Siren, New In Box, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. POOL - Inflatable Swimming Pool, fast set. 12'X30" w/filter. New, unopened box. $30. 630-229-9323 Revlon Perfect Reflections Ultrasetter (New) With Stand Up Design With Built In Makeup Mirror & Clip Storage, Includes 20 Rollers With 2 Minute Heat Up In 3 Sizes & 3 Textures, Small Flocked-3/4", Medium Ribbed 1" and Super Jumbo Metal Rollers 2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Shelving Units & Tool Stands – Metal - Lt. To Med. Duty – Misc. Sizes & Styles – Great Condition Will Separate- $325 Sycamore. 815-991-5149 SUITCASE - Black hard case suitcase with locking combination with directions. $10. 224-402-1637 WALL HEATER - Ventless natural gas wall heater. Great for garage. 18,000 BTU. $30. 847-489-0254


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

AKC White German Shepherd puppies. Sire is 130 pounds. Females $500 Males $600. Ready now. Call 815-584-7180

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

We Pay The Best! AC - 240 Volt A C In Wall, $140. Sycamore, 815-895-5373 AIR CONDITIONER - Kenmore Room, Model 78122. Runs good. Clean. $55. 630-229-9323

PUMP - American Power 3/4 horse Jacuzzi pump. Used. $35 847-489-0254

For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

1981 YAMAHA MAXIM XJ550, 29K, Chain, Sprocket, Tires, Seat new within 400 miles. Stored 8 years. Needs battery. $600 630-584-3867

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

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

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DeKalb – Nice 3BR, 1.5BA Ranch! Tilton Park. Only $99,500. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845 Malta: waterfront property for sale, downsize to affordable living, 1230 sq. ft. ranch, 3BR, 1.5BA, $153K, 815-825-2730


MOHAMMED K. MOHIUDDIN; SUMMIT ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANT Address: 1474 Legacy Dr, Unit 4 Dekalb, Illinois 60115 Judge Thomas Doherty 12 CH 174 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 20, 2012, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on June 27, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 1474 Legacy Dr, Unit 4, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-13-177-037 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $189,560.95 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 1205. Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 1205 I538445 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Argent Securities Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005W4, Plaintiff, vs. Nathan Dexter, Lisa Dexter, Unknown Owners, Generally, and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 12 CH 650 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 3/14/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will on 07/11/2013 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: P.I.N. 08-23-427-014 COMMON ADDRESS: 205 Dodge Ave Dekalb, IL 60115 The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds. The judgment amount was at $127,480.37. For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679. I537625 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)


BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.PAUL VALIANOS, et al Defendant 12 CH 83 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 14, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on June 27, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 70 W. LINDA LANE, Cortland, IL 60112 Property Index No. 0920331007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $184,254.50. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES , 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432. Please refer to file number 12IL00035-1. I536506 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 30, June 6, 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on June 4, 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: DELANEY TRUCKING located at 590 OAK DRIVE, GENOA, IL 60135.

Intersection of Brickville and Peace Road

Hardwood flrs, all appliances, 2 garages, huge yard.



Chamberlain Park Apts 201-205 W. 2nd St., Genoa, Il 60135 815-899-9450 We have Apts available & are accepting applications

* * * * *

Low Security Deposit Close to schools & stores Washer/Dryer on site 24 hr maint emerg #'s Property pays water, trash & sewer

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

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

DeKalb 2 Bedroom With D/W and microwave, heat included. 815-748-4085

DEKALB ~ 235 N. 1st Large 2BR, carport, a/c, laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

DeKalb 7th & Pleasant

/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)

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 3BR, 1BA $685/mo + sec + heat & electric. No smkg/pets. 630-816-9352

Sycamore Meadows Apt. 1705 Longwood Dr., Sycamore, Il. 60178 815-899-9450 We have a 1BR Available Immediately ✦ Low Sec Dep. ✦ Security Bldg. ✦ Wash/Dryer on site ✦ Rental assistance may be available ✦ 24 Hr maint merg #'s

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

Large 3BR, private basement, entrance and parking, avail NOW. 815-758-1112

DeKalb Exc for Grad Students 2BR, parking, $700 incl heat. 815-895-5047

DeKalb Studio & 1 Bedroom

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

DEKALB Upper Efficiency Apt $700, Utilities included. 815-703-7910 Jen


Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580

Sycamore nice 2 BR 1 BA no smoking, Laundry in bldg. $625/mo+utilities, 1st, last & sec. Available 8/1. 815-895-5210


no pets, $495/mo., available now call 815-793-2664 Sycamore. 2BR lower. Newly remodeled. A/C, gas heat. W/D on site. No pets. Off street parking. $725/mo+dep. 815-895-9280 Sycamore: small, 1BR, upper, avail. Now, stove, refrig., water & softener incl., lease, references, no pets, no water beds, 1st, last, sec. $425/mo. 815-895-9224


Available July 1st. Large kitchen, DR, sunroom, W/D, C/A, pets ? $785 + 1St & sec. 815-756-6820

LARGE 3 BED 1 BATH Available now, 15 minutes from DeKalb, clean and quiet, W/D on site, $1040/mo utilities included, no pets. 815-264-3094

DeKalb. Nice 1BR. $495+electric. Location! July 1st. Heat & water included. 815-756-7845 A Miller RE DeKalb. Spacious 1BR. Stove, fridge, M/W, D/W, A/C, Garage. Quiet lifestyle. 815-758-0079

CORTLAND – 3 BR Townhouse, 2 BA, All Appl + W/D. 2 Car Gar. Sm Dogs OK. $1000/mo + Utilities + Sec. Call Jim at 815-375-0042

DeKalb: quiet 2BR, 1BA, near downtown, prkng, lndry, NO pets/smoking, agent owned, 815-756-2359 or 815-758-6712

DeKalb 2 BR TH Rebate 1st Month! Spacious, Electric; A/C. W/D hookup. Carport. $735 mo. + $850 dep. Move in for $1,400. Sec 8 approved. Jon: 815-528-2590.

ECO Park Apartments 2, 3, or 4 BRs Avail, Util Incl. 815-517-1780 GENOA - Downtown GENOA 2 Bedroom apt. $575 Month plus utilities. No pets/smoking 630-205-1621

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

MALTA ~ 2 BEDROOM Quiet Area, $600/mo incl heat, elec, water, garbage, AC. 815-762-0678 Call Bet. 3p - 8p Malta: quiet, upper 2BR, A/C, appl. furnished, lndry, water/garbage incl. extra storage, NO PETS 815-751-0480

Dated June 4, 2013


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

Rochelle 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath


3.5 bath, appl, W/D, 2 car garage, fireplace, hrdwd flrs, fin basement. $1190/mo + 1st, last & sec. No pets, no smoking. 815-739-9055

DeKalb/Summit Enclave 2BR Condo 2 car gar,No pets/smkg, 50% off 1 st Mo, $950/mo + sec. 815-501-1378

SYCAMORE 2BR RANCH TH 2 bath, 2 car garage, appliances, W/D, no pets/smoking. $1100/mo + security. 630-504-8465 SYCAMORE PENTHOUSE CONDO 2 BR, d/w, w/d, ,deck, garage, pets ok. Pool, tennis, basketball. $950/ month. Kerry 815-762-2753.

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

Starting at $645


A MUST SEE! 700 Sq. Ft. Eat in kitchen incl deck. $450/mo + utilities. Bill @ 815-501-0913 Have 2 Buyers for 80 acres. Prefer Afton/Pierce Townships. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

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

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


New flooring, updated appliances. 1.5 car garage, $700/mo+sec+ref. Pets ? 815-985-0225 SYCAMORE-G&J MANESS Properties 815/895-2684 AccAps for 1&2BR Apt, 2&3BR Duplex. $500-$1200 (1st,last,security) No Pets/Smoking Sycamore. 2BR Apartment $700. Nice Area. 1-car garage. 815-761-1775 815-761-1783

DeKalb. South Pointe. 1BR bsmnt. Frplc, effic kitchen. $550/mo+dep, lease. Utils incl. No pets or smoking. 815-761-3296

3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1-car attached garage. Avail. July 1st. Great Location. (815) 748-3977 DeKalb. 2BR. Stove, fridge, D/W, A/C. Large garage. Fenced yard. 815-758-0079

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 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 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

You Want It? We've Got It! Classified has GREAT VARIETY!



Shabbona 2 Bedroom Duplex 2 bath, full basement, 1 car gar. No pets/smoking. $775/mo + sec. Avail 7/1 815-766-0762

Dekalb: 3BR, 1BA, full bsmnt, no pets/smoking, $900/mo., 1st, last, & sec. 815-895-8507

Shabbona ~ Spacious 2BR

Dekalb: 428 Colonial, 5BR, 2BA, 2 car gar., $1225/ mo. +sec. dep., 630-234-0016

Newly remodeled, W/D hook-up. No smoking/dog. $625/mo + sec. 847-738-2334

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

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

Priced at $221,900 Sycamore - Larger 1BR Quiet Area, Parking, Shared Yard $575/mo plus utilities 815-566-7747.


716 REYNOLDS RD. Antiques, Oak Table, Chairs, Furniture, Household Items, Professional Power Tools & Equipment, Clothing for Babies, Youth, Teenagers, Adults, Misc Baby Items, Yard Items, Coke Machine, Arcade Game, 2 As Is Cars (1- really nice 2003 Sebring Convertible) & MORE, MORE, MORE.

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MALTA & CRESTON 2 bedroom, large yards. $615/mo+utilities Licensed Broker. 847-293-2369 Sandwich 2500 Sq Ft on 2 Acres 4 bedroom, 2 bath, family room, carpet/hardwood floors, c/a, high efficiency furnace. 2 car shed. Appl, W/D + lawn care, snow removal, water, garbage included. $1300/mo + sec & utilities. 815-786-3327 Sycamore - 2 BR, 2 car. No smoking / pets. $925 + sec. Avail. after July 5th (815) 895-2563 WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4bdr 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, backyrd. Start July 1. $1590 10 mins from DeKalb. 847-338-5588

3BR, 2BA, Plus large finished basment, 1st flr Laundry. Spacious Garage, Huge Yard.


Commercial Office Rental Prime location on Sycamore Road. 900 sq ft. Across from new hospital. 815-758-4447


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- DeKalb Furnished Room Student or employed male. $350 incl utilities, need references 815-758-7994 SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $75/Wk. 630-426-9806

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs. MOHAMMED K. MOHIUDDIN; SUMMIT ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANT Address: 1474 Legacy Dr, Unit 4 Dekalb, Illinois 60115 Judge Thomas Doherty 12 CH 174 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 20, 2012, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on June 27, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: DWELLING UNIT 314-4 IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE TOWNHOME CONDOMINIUM IN CABINET 10 SLIDE 23C RECORDED ON JUNE 7, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2007010086 AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY: CERTAIN LOTS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED MAY 13, 2003 AS DOCUMENT 2003-013150, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 1474 Legacy Dr, Unit 4, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-13-177-037 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $189,560.95 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 1205. Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 1205 I538445 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Argent Securities Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005W4, Plaintiff, vs. Nathan Dexter, Lisa Dexter, Unknown Owners, Generally, and Non-Record Claimants, Defendants. 12 CH 650

NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 3/14/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will on 07/11/2013 at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 16 IN BLOCK 1 OF MARTIN DODGE ADDITION TO DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 35, ON MAY 13TH 1909, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 08-23-427-014 COMMON ADDRESS: 205 Dodge Ave Dekalb, IL 60115 The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds. The judgment amount was at $127,480.37. For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679. I537625 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY,ILLINOIS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2003-3 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff, -v.PAUL VALIANOS, et al Defendant 12 CH 83 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on March 14, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on June 27, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Lot 100 in Unit Three of Woodland Acres, being a subdivision of part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 20, Township 40 North, Range 5 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof Recorded July 7, 1992 in Book ''W'' of Plats, Page 70, as document no. 92009878 in Dekalb County, Illinois Commonly known as 70 W. LINDA LANE, Cortland, IL 60112 Property Index No. 0920331007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $184,254.50. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES , 120 N. LASALLE STREET, SUITE 1140, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 239-3432. Please refer to file number 12IL00035-1. I536506 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, May 30, June 6, 13, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS NO: 13 AD 7 IN RE THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF FREDDIE CUMMINGS and MARY A. CUMMINGS, his wife To adopt JUSTIN N. CUMMINGS and SKY ASIA LEE CUMMINGS, minors PETITION TO ADOPT MINORS NOW COMES Petitioners by counsel as follows: 1. That they are husband and wife over the age of twenty-one (21) and that they reside in DeKalb, Illinois, DeKalb County and have done so for over twenty years. 2. That they desire to adopt their two grandchildren Justin and Sky Asia Lee Cummings. Justin was born 4/24/98 and Sky Asia Lee was born 9/13/99. Both children now reside with Petitioners in DeKalb, Illinois. 3. That the Petitioners are the legal guardians of the minors per case number 01P4524 from Cook County. 4. That the biological mother of Chicago, Illinois is Syreeta E. Dawson. 5. That the biological father, Peti-

biologic tioners' son, Freddie Cummings, Jr. died 8/4/99. 6. That Petitioners are respectable persons of good moral character with sufficient ability and financial means to rear, nurture and educate these two minors. 7. That Ms. Dawson has only seen the minors 2 or 3 times in the last 9 years and provides no support or care for them and has never done so. She is an unfit parent due to her neglect of them. WHEREFORE: Petitioners pray for the following relief: A. That Justin Cummings and Sky Asia Lee Cummings be made parties defendant herein. B. That a guardian Ad Litem be appointed to represent the interests of the minors and report to the court thereon. C. For leave to adopt as their own children the said minors. Petitioners VERIFICATION We, FREDDIE CUMMINGS AND MARY A. CUMMINGS, upon oath, state and depose that the foregoing information subscribed by us is true and correct. Petitioners David R. Jordan ardc #1367285 Attorney at Law 174 North Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 773-378-0300 (Published in the Daily Chronicle May 23, 30, June 6, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. PLAINTIFF Vs. Terry D. Garrett; Terry D. Garrett as Trustee of the Terry D. Garrett Trust dated August 24, 2005; BMO Harris Bank National Association; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Terry D. Garrett Trust dated August 24, 2005; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00209 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of the Terry D. Garrett Trust dated August 24, 2005, 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, towit: LOT 25 IN SECOND ADDITION TO SOMONAUK MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ON THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS ON MARCH 8TH, 1966 IN BOOK "N" OF PLATS, PAGE 67 AS DOCUMENT NO. 331626. SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 423 Lynn Avenue Sycamore, IL 60178 and which said Mortgage was made by: Terry D. Garrett, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for The American National Bank of DeKalb County, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003004077; 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 July 8, 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. 14-13-09890 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I538161 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)

this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before July 8, 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 1307353 I537933 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, June 6, 13, 20, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARIAN F. CONNERTY, Deceased Case No. 13 P 67 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: Creditors and Claimants 1. Notice is given of the death of MARIAN F. CONNERTY, who died on September 6, 2012 a resident of Sycamore, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate and his address is: THOMAS E. CONNERTY 377 Spring Creek Road Barrington Hills, IL 60010 3. The attorney for the estate and his address is: Thomas W. Giger 3903 S. Oak Park Avenue Stickney, IL 60402 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before December 6, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. 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. 5. On May 8, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and Appointing the Representative was entered. 6. Within 42 days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witness to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided under section 6-21 of the Probate Act (IL Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 6-21).

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