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By FELIX SARVER DeKALB – With temperatures expected to reach 91 degrees today, local officials are urging residents to stay cool and look after vulnerable people. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for DeKalb County, north central and northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on Tuesday afternoon, as heat indexes are expected to reach or exceed 100 degrees through Friday. The forecast calls for highs of 91 degrees Thursday and 92 degrees Friday, according to the National Weather Service’s website. At Monday’s Sycamore City Council meeting, Sycamore Fire Chief Peter Polarek recommended residents check on elderly neighbors and others who may be affected by the heat. “Hopefully this will be a short stint, but nonetheless, some of our folks will not resort to air conditioning,” Polarek said. Despite the hot weather, some people refuse to use their air conditioning because they want to save money on electricity, said Sycamore police Chief Donald Thomas. He urged families to make sure their homes are properly ventilated. Senior citizens, children younger than 4 and people with existing medical problems, such as heart disease, tend to be most vulnerable to the heat-related health problems, said Jane Lux, DeKalb County Health Department administrator. Children and pets should not be left in a closed vehicle if the temperature is 80 degrees or higher, she said. The core body temperature of a child can rise three to five times faster than that of an adult if they are left in a hot vehicle, Lux said in a news release. Extreme heat is the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A total of 7,415 people died of heat-related causes between 1999 and 2010 in the U.S. Cooling centers will be available in the DeKalb and Sycamore area.

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Many workers leave some vacation time unused By DAVID THOMAS

Voice your opinion SYCAMORE – Lisa Gayden will not be taking a vacation this year. An employee in Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Food & Nutrition Services, Gayden said she plans to save up her vacation time. She estimated she has 120 hours – or 15 days’ work – accrued. She said she has enough vacation hours built up in case she ever got sick. But she said she’s aware of how not taking a vacation can affect a person – the last time Gayden went on vacation was a trip to North Carolina about three or four years ago. “I probably get stressed out easier, get tired easier,” Gayden said. Fewer Americans intend to take a vacation in 2013, according to a June poll from Ipsos Public Affairs, a survey-based research company. Ipsos conducted the poll on behalf of Allianz Global Assistance, which sells travel insurance.

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The Ipsos poll found that 48 percent of Americans were confident they would take a vacation this year. During the same survey, 44 percent of Americans said they have not taken a vacation within the past two years. Steven Johnson, a travel agent with Carder Travel in Sycamore, said he has noticed a difference in the people booking vacation trips. He is noticing more trips involving grandparents with their grandchildren, not their parents. “It’s just trying to get the parents to get the time off to enjoy that trip,” said Johnson, who is the director of the Northern Illinois Travel Society, which books trips for many retirees and some current workers.

Nancy Peltz, a travel agent with Royal Travel & Tours in DeKalb, said most of her vacation bookings have been four to seven days long – enough for people to get away to Mexico at an all-inclusive resort. She suspects many travelers bring their work with them. “Yes, I think it’s everyone stays connected, whether they’re working or not,” Peltz said. “I think they’re probably not relaxing as much as they could on vacation.” Johnson said he has noticed the length of vacations have also been dropping. “They may take little excursions, but the big vacations don’t seem to be happening as much as they used to,” Johnson said. On average, U.S. workers receive fewer paid vacation days and holidays than their counterparts in other developed nations, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a progressive think-tank based in Washington, D.C.

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Beth Ager of DeKalb reaches for her thin mint custard as her daughter, Anne Ager, 8, digs into her frozen dessert Tuesday at Ollie’s Frozen Custard in Sycamore. Temperatures in the area reached a high of 90 degrees with humidity at 52 percent, according to the National Weather Service.

Cooling centers in DeKalb County • Family Community Resource Center, 1629 Afton Road, Sycamore • DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb • DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St., DeKalb • Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore • Sycamore Police Department, 535 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore • DeKalb Oasis, 2700 N. Crego Road, DeKalb

• Austria, Portugal: 35 days • Germany, Spain: 34 days • France, Italy: 31 days • Belgium, New Zealand: 30 days • Ireland: 29 days

• Australia, United Kingdom: 28 days • Norway: 27 days • Greece: 26 days • Denmark, Finland, Sweden: 25 days • Netherlands, Switzerland: 20 days

• Canada: 19 days • Japan: 10 days • United States: 0 days

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D-428 middle school schedule change challenged By DAVID THOMAS DeKALB – Members of the community came out in force to oppose proposed changes to the DeKalb middle school schedule, which would eliminate general music and reduce some full-time positions at the two schools. The DeKalb School District 428 board is set to vote on the proposal at its Aug. 6 meeting. The schedule change would be

implemented during the 2014-15 school year. Under the proposal, one of the middle schools’ elective classes will be eliminated so that mathematics can be expanded from 44 minutes to 88 minutes. As a result, students will have one period to take electives or receive extra help in math and reading. Tracy Williams, the school board’s vice president, said the district needs to make hard choices in the education it offers

students. Describing himself as the father of two orchestra students, he said he understands the importance of having music teachers. “We clearly understand the value that comes from having these programs,” Williams said. “But we are falling short in math achievement. ... We need to address our achievement gap.” Music teachers from the district, as well as parents and other interested individuals, spoke

at length during the meeting’s public comments section about the necessity of keeping music in the classroom. A lot of them wore stickers that read, “Hello, my name is Music.” “Engagement in the fine arts helps students stretch their minds beyond the bindings of the book or the strict rules of the classrooms,” said Mark Barwegan, an art teacher at Huntley Middle School.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Drive, #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest. org. Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. This free group is open to those with cancer for discussion. No registration is required. For more information, call 815-7482958 or visit www.kishhospital. org/programs A Matter of Balance Workshop: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. This eight-session workshop will help individuals or caregivers learn to increase strength and balance, reducing fall risks. Call 815-786-9409 to pre-register. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Toddler Time: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. Summer Story Time: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. at Hinckley Public Library, 100 Maple St. Free. For children ages 2 to 5 and their parent or guardian. 815-286-3220, www. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb.; contact Amy Polzin at Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Franklin HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Betty at 815-5223361. Jeanie B and the Jellybeans: 12:30 p.m. at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St. An upbeat show jammed-packed with dancing, sing-a-longs, and rockin’ music that kids and parents both love.; 815786-8308. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Sing Along with Jeanie B: 3 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. www.somonauklibrary. org or 815-498-2440. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ or visit www. Meditation Drop-In: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St. in Sycamore. Reservations appreciated, not required;, 815-899-6000 or Genoa Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990;

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Local popular baby names released My favorite opening I’ve written for a newspaper article is: Anna Trunek loves three Georges and a Georgene. It appeared in the June 17, 2007, issue of Northwest Herald, a fellow Shaw Media publication, in an article about children named after a parent. Anna Trunek married George Trunek on Valentine’s Day 59 years earlier and gave his son his name and his daughter a female variation of it. Then, George Trunek Jr. overruled his wife’s suggestion of Kyle and passed the name onto his son, although he claimed family members called the youngest George “Bud” to avoid confusion at family functions. I suppose some parents want their children’s names to be a bit more unique, though. That was part of the reason DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo started compiling lists of the most popular baby names in DeKalb County: Shortly after he was elected in November 2010, several friends who were expecting and didn’t want to use popular names asked him about it. Now, he releases the list of the most popular local baby names every six

VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski months. From January through June, 477 babies were born in DeKalb County, 243 boys and 234 girls. The most popular names for girls were: Olivia, Alexa, Emma, Grace and Abigail, in that order. For boys, they were: Isaac, Andrew, Jaxon, Matthew and Michael. Olivia also made the national top five list for baby girl names in 2012, as compiled by the Social Security Administration. Nationally, Isabella, Olivia, Ava, and Emma have been quite popular in recent years, while Jacob has topped the boys list since 1999. You can check out the national lists for the past 100 years here: http:// You can check out past lists for DeKalb County here: http://shawurl. com/ogj. Thanks to Acardo’s lists, Jaxon and Chace have been added to my list of potential baby names. I’m not

opposed to a Jillian Jr., either. It’ll be awhile before I have to worry about such things, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Google fail: A more immediate need, though, is suggestions for good places to walk dogs. Ideal would be a park or forest preserve with bathrooms, garbage cans, trails in which we could comfortably walk 3 to 5 miles and running water to hydrate BlackJack. (As his name might lead you to believe, he’s black and fluffy, so he needs plenty of water in this heat.) BlackJack and I have walked the length of the Nature Trail a few times and around our DeKalb neighborhood a few hundred times, but I could use some suggestions from you, dear readers. When I used Google to search for dog friendly places in DeKalb, all I got was apartment listings. BlackJack (and I) would sincerely appreciate any recommendations you can make.

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Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi take part in a rally Tuesday in Nasr City, a suburb of Cairo. Clashes between police and Islamist supporters Morsi left many protesters dead, authorities said Tuesday, the worst outbreak of violence in a week as the Islamist leader’s supporters maintain pressure on the military and the interim administration to offer major concessions. The poster with Arabic reads, “the legitimate president.”

Egypt Cabinet: Women, Christians, but no Islamists By HAMZA HENDAWI The Associated Press CAIRO – Egypt’s interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administration moved swiftly to formalize the new political order and present a more liberal face that is markedly at odds with the deposed president and his supporters. The changes came at a time of deep polarization and violence in Egypt, including new clashes that killed seven people as part of the continuing bloodshed that has marked the days after the armed forces coup that swept President Mohammed Morsi from office and cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s military already wields great influence behind the scenes, and the army chief, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted Morsi on July 3, was given a promotion in the Cabinet. He became a first deputy prime minister in addition to keeping his post as defense minister. For most of the two years since the overthrow of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, the country has been split into two camps – one led by Morsi, his Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies, and another led by secular Egyptians, liberals, Christians and moderate Muslims. The fault lines remain, except that

the Islamist camp is no longer in power. It does not include members of any Islamist parties – a sign of the enduring division that follows the removal of Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president. The interim president’s spokesman had earlier said posts would be offered to the Muslim Brotherhood, but the group promptly refused, saying it would not take part in the military-backed political process and would continue protests until the legitimately elected Morsi is reinstated. “We refuse to even discuss it,” a senior official of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, told The Associated Press. “What is built on illegitimacy is illegal,” he said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media before the party issued a formal statement on the formation of the Cabinet. The only Islamist party that supported Morsi’s ouster – the ultraconservative Salafi el-Nour party – was not represented and criticized the leadership as “biased,” lacking inclusion and repeating “the same mistake the last government was blamed for.” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he had talked with el-Sissi about 10 times in the past week. “We have encouraged publicly and privately the leaders of Egypt, including the interim president, the interim vice president, and the prime minister

in particular, to be inclusive, to bring all political parties in, to allow them to participate in the writing of the constitution and the elections,” Hagel told reporters in Florida. “That’s the only way it will work. We’ve been very clear on that.” Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, an economist in his 70s, leads the government of 33 other ministers. Sworn in by interim President Adly Mansour, it reflected the largely liberal, secular bent of the factions who brought millions into the streets at the end of June calling for Morsi to step down and backed el-Sissi’s removal of the president. Women have a somewhat higher profile in the government, with three ministries – including the powerful information and health ministries. Most past governments for decades have had at most only two women. The Cabinet also includes three Christians, including one of the three women, Environment Minister Laila Rashed Iskander. That is also a first, since successive governments had no more than one or two Christians. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, appointed by Morsi, remains in his post, which oversees the police. Nabil Fahmy, who was Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. from 1999 to 2008 and a nuclear disarmament expert, becomes foreign minister.

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8NATION BRIEF Indiana doctor arrested in 4 Nebraska killings OMAHA, Neb. – An Indiana doctor accused of killing four people with ties to a Nebraska medical school that fired him was denied medical licenses in at least two states after being dismissed from Creighton University more than a decade ago. Anthony Garcia was fired from his residency in 2001 for erratic behavior. He appeared before an Illinois judge Tuesday to face charges in the slayings, which took place in two separate attacks five years apart. Garcia stands accused in the killing of a pathology professor and his wife earlier this year, as well as the 2008 stabbings of another professor’s son and housekeeper in a neighborhood near the home of billionaire Warren Buffett.

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Storm sewer upgrade OK’d Sycamore council approves project from May Street to Ellen Street By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – A new storm sewer will replace a deteriorating one in Sycamore in the coming weeks. On Monday, the Sycamore City Council unanimously approved plans to install a storm sewer from May Street to Ellen Street. Last year, Suter Company Inc., a food-processing compa-

ny, announced plans to expand its May Street facility. The city’s Building and Engineering Department recommended replacing the storm sewer system while Suter Company’s expansion project was underway, said Sycamore City Manager Brian Gregory. “We know the existing underground storm line is both undersized and is deteriorating to the point where it’s actually started to collapse,” Greg-

ory said. The stormwater on May Street currently drains from Exchange Street to an inlet in front of Suter Company’s building. The stormwater then goes underground where it connects with Martin’s Ditch, which runs north of Sycamore. The installation of the new sewer would cost between $15,000 and $20,000, Gregory said. Ozinga Brothers Inc., previ-

ously owned by Floit Sand and Gravel Inc., has agreed to provide access on their property at the south end of May Street. Suter Company’s expansion project is progressing and the easement would allow the city to install another storm line, Gregory said. Area residents interested in viewing the schematic for the storm sewer access easement can view it at the Sycamore Center at 308 W. State Street.

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Official: Aramark saved D-424 $30K By FELIX SARVER GENOA – Aramark representatives reviewed their performance managing the food services for Genoa-Kingston School District 424 at the school’s board meeting Tuesday. The company is a provider of food services, facilities and clothing. Aramark was contracted by the district about a year ago to manage the food services department. The school district saved $30,000 since Aramark has been working with it, said Brad Shortridge, the district’s assistant superintendent. Aramark was the lowest bidder when the district was considering outsourcing the management of its food services. Selecting it was financially beneficial for the school district, said Joe Burgess, the district’s superintendent. “They are very willing to make changes and they obviously want to improve,” Burgess said. For the school district’s food service in the past year, the company managed to meet or exceed the requirements of the U.S Department of Agriculture and Illinois State Board of Education, said Stephanie Romic, the

company’s regional district manager. The company introduced a food production system that improved the handling of food for the district, she said. Aramark also implemented several features to make the meal services throughout the school district more appealing to students. For Genoa-Kingston Middle School, Aramark implemented 12 Spot, a dining program that creates an inviting atmosphere for middle school students. Next year, the company will start back-to-school training for the food service teams in the district. It plans to improve production, safety and customer service skills among the teams. While Aramark wants to drive up participation in meal services overall next year, they also want to focus on improving participation in breakfast meals, Romic said. It plans to make it more appealing by making the meals more interactive. Aramark also plans to continue with themed menus and conducting surveys with parents. “We work really hard on making sure we are very consistent with our product at every location we have here in the district,” Romic said.


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DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery looks over blueprints with former DeKalb motorcycle officer Donald Schoo, 88, during a tour of the new police facility Tuesday on Route 38. Schoo, also a World War II veteran, worked for the department 45 years ago.

Officials recommend to use cooling centers • HEAT Continued from page A1 Libraries and city buildings in the two cities will be open throughout the week to provide residents relief from the hot weather. If people are not able to visit cooling centers, they should try to stay indoors as much as possible, Lux said. If they do not have air conditioning in their homes, they should visit a library or shopping center. “If you’re in there for a few hours, it helps your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat,” Lux said. Other ways people can keep cool include drinking plenty of water, dressing in loose clothing and avoiding hot meals. People should also avoid direct sunlight and shade their heads with hats. For more information on avoiding extreme heat, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website at

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URBANA – The University of Illinois is planning to request more money from the state in 2015 after years of flat or falling state funding. Christophe Pierre is the university’s vice president for academic affairs. According to The News-Gazette in Champaign, he said Monday that the preliminary budget for the 2015 fiscal year includes requests for about $87 million above this year’s $663.4 million appro-

Illinois Lottery revenue up 6 percent this year SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Lottery says revenue rose 6 percent during the most recent fiscal year, thanks in large part to stronger sales of instant games and Powerball tickets. But Crain’s Chicago Business reports the record sales and profits are still short of expectations promised by a private manager that was hired by the state three years ago.

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Police say Genoa area teen shot dad in face with BB gun By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

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Dave Schau (left) and his co-workers with Martam Contruction Inc. build a center island for the entrance Tuesday to the new DeKalb police facility. Temperatures in the area reached a high of 90 degrees with humidity of 52 percent, according to the National Weather Service.

SYCAMORE – An 18-yearold Genoa area teen accused of shooting his father in the face with a BB gun is due in DeKalb County court Friday. Nicholas Reiderer, of the 13100 block of Williams Circle outside Genoa, argued with his father over walking the family’s dogs about 1 p.m. Monday, court records show. The argument continued as his father walked the dogs around the block, with Reiderer following trying to retrieve one of the dogs. Reiderer also brought a BB gun from his home and shot his father with it before his fa-

ther knocked the gun from his hands and pinned him to the ground along the road near their home, records show. A BB hit the father in the nose, but he declined medical attention, DeKalb CounNicholas ty Sheriff Lt. Reiderer Andy Sullivan said. Reiderer was charged with two counts of domestic battery, reckless conduct and aggravated assault, court records show. He remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday, unable to post 10 percent of his $2,000 bond.

Band official concerned music decline at middle school could affect high school • SCHEDULE Continued from page A1 Steve Lundeen, the director of the DeKalb High School band, said he was worried that decreasing music at the middle school could have a negative effect on enrollment at the high school. If the board adopts the proposal, students will have one elective period where they can choose band, orchestra,

choir, computers or art for the semester or the year. Only general music would be eliminated, said Douglas Moeller, the district’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and student services. This would also be the same time in which students can receive extra help in class. Moeller said the district saw increases in student performance in language arts after that was increased to 88 minutes a day.

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District officials are expected to reduce three fulltime positions as a result of the schedule change, but Moeller has previously said these reductions would not entirely consist of dismissing teachers. Student enrollment and faculty tenure also are factor. The school board also considered a proposal that would eliminate the band and music ensembles, but they rejected this option.


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The District 428 board will decide at its Aug. 6 meeting whether to keep or change the middle school schedule. Here are the key differences: Current schedule • 44 minutes of mathematics • One exploratory period where students take band/choir/orchestra, receive extra help in classes or take a teacher-led exploratory class • Elective class that has students learn nine

Proposed schedule • 88 minutes of mathematics • Eliminate exploratory period • Elective class where students take band/choir/ orchestra, computers and/or art or receive extra help in classes • Eliminate general music from electives • Reduction of three full-time positions


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Madigan re-election decision creates ripples By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Illinois politicians who’d rested their 2014 campaign decisions on Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s plans began taking stock Tuesday, a day after the Chicago Democrat revealed she will stay out of the governor’s race and seek re-election instead. Madigan sent waves through political circles with her surprise announcement to seek a fourth term, shaping up a Democratic primary matchup between Gov. Pat Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, and leaving the plans of at least three other prominent leaders – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, state Sen. Kwame Raoul and Republican House Leader Tom Cross – in question. Quinn said Tuesday his approach to next year simply will be to do his job, his first public comments since Madigan’s exit. But he also used the chance to hint at his likely campaign themes by portraying himself as a man of the people and spelling out the differences between himself and Daley, who has formed an exploratory committee. “I’m not going to be a champion of millionaires, everybody knows that. I fight hard for folks who don’t have lobbyists, who don’t have political action committees, who aren’t in high

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Gov. Pat Quinn responds to a question about Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision not to run for governor but seek re-election during a news conference Tuesday in Chicago. places,” he told reporters before making a little quip. “I’m quite a bit different from Bill Daley. He has a better tailor than I do.” Quinn, who addressed reporters after an unrelated event, sidestepped questions about Madigan’s campaign decision. For months Madigan has been raising big money but stayed vague about her plans, leaving political watchers and officeholders to believe she was gearing up to challenge Quinn. But her surprise announcement – made in an email blast

– was largely shaped by her father’s position as Illinois House speaker. She said that Illinois wouldn’t be served well by having a governor and speaker from the same family. She declined interviews Tuesday. Had Madigan decided to take up a gubernatorial bid, the race for attorney general would have been left wide open. Challenges are now unlikely as Madigan has become one of the state’s most popular officeholders, easily winning her past two elections. Raoul, a Chicago Democrat,

said he had wanted the spot and had ramped up fundraising. He ended the second quarter with more money than Simon and Cross, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. He had $462,736 cash on hand, with the bulk of the money raised in the last quarter. But he said Madigan’s announcement took him by surprise. Raoul said he will consider another statewide office or seek re-election. He also dangled the possibility of running for governor.

Raoul, a lawyer, has raised his profile in recent years. He was one of two lawmakers put in charge of Illinois’ once-a-decade redistricting process in 2011, was key in talks leading to the state’s new law allowing the concealed carry of weapons and now heads a bipartisan pension panel charged with addressing the nearly $100 billion problem. “It’s premature and not timely to be talking about what to run for,” Raoul said. “I’ve got the biggest problem in the state at my feet right now.” For five months, Simon has kept mum on her plans for next year, saying she will seek another statewide office. She wouldn’t reveal what position she might seek but touted her background as a former county prosecutor and law professor. With Madigan staying put, Simon is now looking elsewhere with a focus on Illinois comptroller, said campaign manager Dave Mellet. “Her goal all along has been to find an opportunity to advocate for all of Illinois,” he said. “She’s still looking very closely at what opportunities are out there.” Mellet said her announcement will come soon. Simon, who raised less than $200,000 and had roughly $270,000 cash on hand at the end of the second quarter, was out of town Tuesday at the National Lieutenant Governors Association in Oklahoma City and unavailable for comment.

8OBITUARIES ROGER L. GREIFF Born: March 22, 1944 Died: July 15, 2013 SYCAMORE – Roger L. Greiff, 69, of Sycamore, Ill., and DuPage County, passed away at home peacefully Monday, July 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. He was loved by his family and will be greatly missed by all. Roger worked for the Wheaton Christian Grammar School for 18 years and most recently worked

DeKalb city Dylan J. Blackstone, 20, of the 1100 block of Rushmoore Drive, DeKalb, was charged Monday, July 15, with possession of marijuana. Michael D. Clouthier, 52, of the 3200 block of Bremerton Court,

for the Marquardt School District 15 in Glendale Heights for the past 18 years, retiring in June 2010. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; the mother of his children, Karen Martin of Glen Ellyn; daughters, Kristin Arvigo of Mt. Morris, Leah VanDerMolen (Russell) of West Chicago and Sarah Ernst (Jason) of Wheeling; son, Stephan of St. Louis, Mo.; stepson, Curtis Leopold of Parker, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be at

CHICAGO – Rod Blagojevich faces long odds with the appeal of his federal corruption conviction, just as did his predecessor as Illinois governor, George Ryan. Blagojevich’s attorney filed an appeal late Monday with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the higher court toss

Aurora, was charged Monday, July 15, with public indecency.

DeKalb County William R. Ninow, 24, of the 300 block of East Market Street, Somonauk, was charged Tuesday, July 16, with driving while license suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Scott K. Trandel, 55, of the 4300 block of East Sandwich Road, Sandwich, was charged Monday, July 15, with domestic battery.

Continued from page A1 According to a May report titled “No Vacation Nation Revisited,” many European countries have established mandates of at least 20 paid vacation days a year, but some offer more in the form of paid holidays. Based on this measure, workers in Austria and Portugal enjoy 35 paid vacation days and holidays in all. Elizabeth Walsh, the office manager of Sycamore Integrated Health, said she used three of her vacation days

1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Willow Creek Community Church at the Wheaton Academy-DuPage Campus, 900 Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Wheaton Christian Grammar School, 1N350 Taylor Drive, Winfield, IL 60190. Arrangements were completed by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, Sycamore. To sign the online guest book, visit

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ELAINE POWERS Born: May 29, 1920, in Kirkland, Ill. Died: June 24, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Elaine Powers, 93, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, June 24, 2013, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Syca-

more United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. Memorials can be made to DeKalb County Hospice or Sycamore United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. For information, call 815-895-6589. To send a condolence or share a memory, visit To sign the online guest book, visit


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Metra probe is welcome

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No report issued on graduated tax

would say something like that. I am surprised, too. Where did Rep. Pritchard get his information, or disinformation?

the state out of yet another fiscal mess. In this previous “pension reform,” employees agreed to To the Editor: Illinois pulling out of the Social SeIn a recent newsletter to concurity System in return for an enstituents, state Rep. Bob Pritchard Dave Rathke hanced pension. The state saved reports that “Republicans Take a lot of money by not having to Stand Against Graduated Income DeKalb pay the employer’s share of social Tax” and then states “the security. Unfortunately, they non-partisan legislative Commis- Legislative reform “saved” even more money by not sion on Government Forecasting as critical as pensions To the Editor: putting the employer’s share into and Accountability (COGFA) As the Illinois General Assemtheir own pension system. concludes a graduated income bly stumbles toward a solution The hogwash about pension tax would raise taxes for most for the mess it has made of the reform is a smoke screen to take middle-class taxpayers – nearly the focus away from the real 85 percent of all people who work state’s pension system, it is no surprise that our legislators have problem, which is a state legislain Illinois.” avoided the most important eleture that is corrupt, irresponsible I called the commission and ment necessary for a successful and incompetent. If the members spoke to Executive Director Dan and lasting outcome – the need of the General Assembly had Long and Revenue Manager Jim to reform the General Assembly. taken their fiscal responsibilities Muschinske. Both deny such The current pension system was seriously, we wouldn’t be in this a report was ever issued and based on a concession made by mess. If they had paid into the expressed surprise that a good representative like Bob Pritchard state employees years ago to bail pension funds every year as our

state constitution requires them to do, there would be no pension crisis, no underfunding. Our legislators have dug us into a fiscal pit, and the only solutions they are offering seek to blame the victims. State employees did not create this mess, the General Assembly did. Once we have “pension reform,” what is to keep our legislature years down the road from reneging on this deal? No pension reform will ever work until we have a legislature that operates with integrity. Isn’t it long past time we talked seriously about reforming our General Assembly? Let’s solve this crisis at its core. No pension reform without legislature reform. Jerry Lane Sycamore

Forced sterilization still happening, still repugnant VIEWS Leonard Pitts As Christina Cordero remembers it, the doctor would not take no for an answer. “As soon as he found out that I had five kids, he suggested that I look into getting it done. The closer I got to my due date, the more he talked about it. He made me feel like a bad mother if I didn’t do it.” The “it” is tubal ligation. He wanted to sterilize her. Cordero, who is now 34, was serving time for auto theft at a California prison. She finally said yes, a decision she regrets seven years later. “I wish I would have never had it done.” We are indebted to the Center for Investigative Reporting, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated content provider, for the preceding account. It is contained in a troubling report, released last week, documenting that the California prison system sterilized as many as 250 women from 1997 to 2010, in violation of state rules. Women who had the procedure say they were pressured to do so. The state reportedly paid doctors $147,460 for this service. Dr. James Heinrich, who operated on Cordero, says it’s a bargain. “Over a 10-year period,” he told CIR, “that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare

paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.” Maybe you think that makes perfect sense. Indeed, it’s not hard to imagine someone saying the same thing on Fox “News” next week. After all, character assassination of the less fortunate has become commonplace. A certain wealthy presidential candidate famously described them as the 47 percent of us who are irredeemable. But maybe you know enough of history to hear the awful parallel embedded in Heinrich’s calculation. You see, this is not the first time Americans have had the bright idea of breeding out undesirables. Indeed, laws mandating forced sterilization were all the rage in America in the early 20th century. Even the Nazis were impressed. They modeled their statutes on ours. The idea was to keep the nation’s gene pool from being polluted – and its economy burdened – by the “feeble-minded,” the habitually criminal and by families that produced generations of prostitution, promiscuity, alcoholism, poverty or disability. Some sought to do this through immigration restrictions designed to bar the racially inferior, others argued for killing mentally and physically defective children and still others favored forced sterilization. The Supreme Court sanctioned the latter in a 1927 ruling against Carrie Buck. She was a “feeble-minded” 17-yearold daughter of a “feeble-minded” mother and an unwed mother herself. The court

never met her. It relied on the testimony of an “expert,” Dr. Harry Hamilton Laughlin, who himself never met her. Buck was, in fact, a Virginia girl of normal intelligence who had been raped. But Laughlin, after reviewing test results, claimed that she was typical of the “shiftless, ignorant and worthless class of anti-social whites of the South.” The court approved her sterilization 8-1. “It is better for the world,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, “if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. ... Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” That ruling has never been overturned. It is not such a prodigious leap from Holmes to Heinrich, who says women who claim he pressured them to be sterilized just “want to stay on the state’s dole.” Or to Michelle Malkin, who calls the poor “takers,” or Ann Coulter, who calls them “animals.” We have traveled far, only to wind up in this familiar place where the vulnerable and voiceless, the ones most deserving of our compassion, are regarded instead as inferiors and allowed to be victimized. It is not happening again. It is happening still.

• Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via email at

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Controversy surrounding the departure of Metra Chairman Alex Clifford is emblematic of one of several key things wrong with Illinois government, and a thorough probe could be an opportunity for a thorough scrubbing. If you believe the critics, and at this point they seem to be winning the argument, Clifford was brought in as a reformer to restore an agency beleaguered by the scandalous departure and subsequent suicide of former Executive Director Phil Pagano. Critics say Clifford’s problem was that he took them seriously and actually tried to reform Metra. Most would argue that reforming a government agency would include things such as stopping patronage hiring and raises. The latest bombshell surrounding Clifford’s generous severance package of more than $700,000, which critics contend was the Metra hierarchy’s attempt to buy For the record Clifford’s silence, were allegations that House Speaker For too long, patronage Michael Madigan was putting has been more important patronage demands on Metra. to Illinois politicians than A memo from Clifford to the taxpayer dollars, efficiency Metra board claims Madigan and good government. If attempted to secure a pay that’s what happened at raise for one of his campaign Metra, the public deserves workers, and also sought to the facts, an explanation secure a job for another of and accountability. Madigan’s friends. Today, Clifford has been given some latitude to break his silence contract, and he is expected to answer questions from the Regional Transportation Authority. The RTA’s chief of staff has bowed out of the inquiry because Madigan is his father-in-law. Some, including state Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, also want a hearing before the House Mass Transit Committee, although compelling Clifford to testify at such a hearing would require the blessing of ... you guessed it, Speaker Madigan. For too long, patronage has been more important to Illinois politicians than taxpayer dollars, efficiency and good government. If that’s what happened at Metra, the public deserves the facts, an explanation and accountability. However that inquiry happens and in whatever forum, Clifford must be able to speak freely. Spending $700,000 of public money to keep the public from knowing what happened is truly a scandal, even for Illinois.


Don’t write off deficit All is quiet on the federal deficit front – or so many in Washington would like to pretend. Exhausted by the past couple of years of political trench warfare over a “grand bargain,” congressional Republicans and Democrats are doing nothing to end the across-the-board cuts to discretionary programs, known as sequestration, or to address the nation’s long-term fiscal predicament. Republicans refuse to entertain a deal that might raise revenue. Democrats argue, variously, that deficit-fighting is a false flag for cruel “austerity” or that federal borrowing has already come down enough because of previous policy changes and a few lucky breaks. The forces of complacency may find more ammunition in the Obama White House’s most recent fiscal update. The Office of Management and Budget estimates that the federal deficit will be $759 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, or 4.7 percent of gross domestic product – rather than $973 billion and 6 percent of GDP, as it calculated in April. The OMB numbers rest on the unlikely assumption that President Barack Obama’s tax and spending policies get enacted. Still, they are consistent with declining deficit forecasts from the Congressional Budget Office, which assume no change in current law. We hope Obama, who has been conspicuously silent about fiscal matters since dining with potential Republican Senate negotiation partners in April, does not take the OMB numbers as cause to write off this issue. The report projects that net public federal debt will remain above a historically abnormal 65 percent of GDP through 2023, assuming no wars or major recessions in the interim. If Obama and his Republican counterparts find that rationale for action too farsighted, Congress needs to pass a new spending bill by Sept. 30, and the United States will hit its legally authorized borrowing limit in October, according to the CBO. Then there is the fact that sequestration, though responsible for $43 billion of the additional deficit reduction predicted by the OMB, has imposed counterproductive cuts on federal agencies, especially the Pentagon, where civilian employees could face layoffs if the reductions continue unchanged next year. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff, has warned that active-duty and reserve units of his force would have to be trimmed. We have no objection to cutting any part of government – if and when those cuts take place in response to considered policy judgments, as opposed to the automatic manner in which the sequester operates. Obama and Congress need to turn their attention back to fiscal policy precisely because current law sets a path for government under which more and more money will flow on autopilot – into Social Security, Medicare and other entitlements – while the resources to deal with any other needs, defense or nondefense, get squeezed. In other words, when our leaders avoid the country’s long-term fiscal issues, they avoid their most basic responsibility: to govern. – Washington Post

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Right to Play to partner with USA Gymnastics Gabby Douglas (above) wants every child to have the chance to be an Olympic champion. Or college student. Or anything else he or she dreams of doing. USA Gymnastics and Right to Play announced Tuesday they are teaming up to bring gymnastics and other play activities to disadvantaged children. As part of the partnership, Douglas will be an athlete ambassador and promote opportunities for at-risk kids. “It was a struggle for me growing up,” said Douglas, who won gold in the women’s allaround at last summer’s London Olympics after helping the U.S. women win the team title. “Gymnastics and sports are really expensive. If I didn’t receive grants and people helping me get to my dream, I would never have got to the Olympics. “This program is very important for kids who don’t have [resources] so they can go after their dreams.” Right to Play uses sports and play programs to improve health, develop life skills and foster peace in more than 20 countries. Until now, most of its programs have been in wartorn and developing countries. But many U.S. children also lack access to play and sport, said Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play’s president and CEO. That’s a serious issue in a country where the prevalence of childhood obesity has almost tripled in the past 30 years, and approximately 17 percent of children 2 to 19 are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “It’s a 21st Century problem, and we might have a solution to it,” said Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist in speedskating from Norway. “You can’t just do it by saying, ‘You have to be active.’ You have to make it available. And there couldn’t be a better partner than USA Gymnastics.” USA Gymnastics will host a “Right to Play Gymnastics Festival” on Sept. 15 at the Harlem Armory, giving New York kids an introduction to basic gymnastics, and is encouraging member clubs to hold similar programs in their communities. Douglas will co-host the New York event with two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton and Alicia Sacramone, captain of the U.S. women’s team at the Beijing Games. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Golf The Open Championship, first round, at Muirfield, Scotland, 3 a.m. (Thursday morning), ESPN 19-year-old Jordan Spieth joins a crowded field after winning the John Deere Classic. Also on TV... Cycling Tour de France, Stage 17, Embrun to Chorges, 7 a.m., NBCSN

NIU announces new AD

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BOTTOM: The newly introduced director of athletics Sean Frazier (right) puts on an NIU cap after being introduced by President Douglas Baker on Tuesday during a new conference at the Yordon Center on the NIU campus in DeKalb. TOP: Baker (left) hugs Frazier during a news conference.

Sean Frazier plans to get Huskies recognized nationally By STEVE NITZ


eKALB – Sean Frazier doesn’t just want to make the Northern Illinois brand known regionally. NIU’s new athletic director wants to make the Huskies recognized on a national level. However, Frazier said everything starts with getting the DeKalb community and all of the NIU alums in the Chicago area, involved in NIU athletics, which would be beneficial with things like attendance and fundraising. Frazier was introduced at separate news conferences in DeKalb and Chica-

go on Tuesday and takes over for Jeff Compher, who left for East Carolina this past spring. Frazier will begin his duties in August. When he was introducing NIU’s new AD, NIU President Douglas Baker even pointed out DeKalb Mayor John Rey, who was in attendance in the McCareins Auditorium at the Yordon Center. “I think that shows the linkage we’re trying to make with our communities and the region,” Baker said. “I know athletics will play a key role.” To Frazier, who has served as Wisconsin’s deputy director of athletics since 2011 and has worked in the

Badgers athletic department since 2007, it’s a great time for the school to use last year’s football success as a springboard. “The momentum that NIU has right now, the challenge now is to make sure we move and capitalize on that momentum,” said Frazier, the first African-American to serve as NIU’s athletic director. “We have 225,000 living alums, 80-90 percent of them are in the Chicagoland area. We need to make sure they’re engaged, so they make sure what they have in this great university.

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Frazier emerges in ‘exciting and important time’


fter the obligatory thank you’s and acknowledgements to open his introductory news conference in DeKalb, new Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier described NIU’s situation perfectly. “This is an exciting and important time for NIU athletics and I’m looking forward to being a part of it,” Frazier said. Capitalize, underline and put in bold print the word “important.” While NIU football comes off of a second consecutive Mid-American Conference

VIEWS Ross Jacobson title and an Orange Bowl berth that thrust the Huskies into the national spotlight, it won’t mean much if NIU doesn’t take advantage of its newfound popularity. “We’re at a point where we need to take it to the next level,” Frazier said. What does that mean exactly?

“I’m going to know that more once I’ve gone through what I would call a comprehensive review of all the programs,” Frazier said. “It’s different than what we currently have and it’s more positive.” Frazier is set to start his duties as athletic director in August. But before he takes over the reins from interim AD Christian Spears, here’s the Cliff Notes version of what should be top priorities as Frazier begins his tenure in DeKalb.

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MLB All-Star Game The National League’s Matt Harvey, of the New York Mets, pitches Tuesday during the MLB All-Star game in New York. The game did not finish by press deadline. See more on page B3.

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8SPORTS SHORTS Bears tickets to go on sale through Ticketmaster Bears individual-game tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Thursday at 11 a.m. All Ticketmaster sales are via phone and internet only. Fans may order tickets by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www. There is no limit on how many preseason tickets may be purchased while there is a limit of four tickets per customer per regular season game. In the preseason, the Bears are scheduled to face the San Diego Chargers on August 15 at 7:00 pm and the Cleveland Browns on August 29 at 7:00 p.m. The first regular season home game is set for September 8 at noon against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Athletic physicals offered at DeKalb High School DeKalb High School will be partnering with Midwest Orthopedic Institute by offering athletic physicals for all students entering sixth through 12th grade. The physicals will take place in the high school’s athletic wing from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 24. The cost will be $25. Credit cards will be accepted and checks can be made out to Midwest Orthopedic Institute.

Mandatory meeting for DeKalb freshman athletes DeKalb High School will hold a mandatory meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium for all freshman fall athletes and their parents along with any parents and athletes that did not attend a mandatory sports meeting during the 2012-13 school year. After the parent/athlete meeting, sport-specific meetings will be held with each coaching staff for cross country, football, golf, boys soccer, girls swimming, girls tennis, volleyball, cheerleading and poms. The DeKalb Barb Boosters will be selling spirit wear at the event.

Hingis unretires to play doubles at SoCal Open CARLSBAD, Calif. – Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Hingis plans to come out of retirement and play doubles at the Southern California Open. Hingis will play with Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. The 32-year-old Hingis will be making her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007. The former No. 1 player in the world was often troubled by foot injuries. She retired for the second time in 2007, when she drew a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. Hingis denied taking the drug but did not appeal the ruling. Hingis won 43 career WTA singles titles, including five Grand Slam singles championships and 37 career WTA doubles titles, including nine Grand Slam doubles championships. The tournament is July 27-Aug. 4.

Williams advances to 2nd round in Bastad BASTAD, Sweden – Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open by beating Sesil Karatancheva of Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-2, on Tuesday. Williams broke the 131stranked Karatancheva’s serve five times to advance at the clay-court tournament on Sweden’s west coast. She will next face 104thranked Anna Tatishvili of Georgia, who beat 16-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic, sixth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, Mathilda Johansson of France, Teliana Pereira of Brazil and Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands also advanced. – Wire report

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NIU was always on Frazier’s radar By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Northern Illinois University has always been on Sean Frazier’s radar. It started when Frazier arrived in the Midwest after taking a job in Wisconsin’s athletic department back in 2007. Being just a few hours away, he always was familiar with NIU and watched the school from afar. When Frazier was looking at the job, he thought it was a good fit. He just had one question, and that was answered when he interviewed with new NIU President Douglas Baker in Atlanta last week. “I’ve been on this campus. I’m very familiar with both personnel, facilities, academics, athletics,” said Frazier, who was introduced to a big crowd at the Yordon Center on Tuesday. “The only question I had

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Director of athletics Sean Frazier fields questions Tuesday during a news conference at the Yordon Center on the NIU campus in DeKalb. was the leadership piece. I’m overwhelmed by [Baker].” Baker said the field of applicants was “excellent.” He had been told there would be a strong pool, and it didn’t disappoint. The man who emerged was Frazier, was was also a finalist for the Rutgers AD position that went to Julie Hermann in June.

When he began the search, Baker met with coaches, interviewed numerous others involved in athletics and even consulted with former NIU President John Peters about what everyone was looking for in a new AD. NIU hired the Parker Executive Search firm to help with the process. Baker has worked with

Parker before and called it one of the top firms in the country. Baker shared the same view as the different Huskies he interviewed, and he ended up with Frazier, who has been at the University of Wisconsin since 2007, most recently serving as the school’s deputy director of athletics. Frazier has also been an athletic director at three different stops – Merrimack College, Clarkson and Manhattanville College. “We wanted somebody that cared about the students’ success, cared about running a program that was compliant,” Baker said. “A person that could reach out and build relationships with our stakeholders, and one that can continue our winning ways. We wanted somebody that was just a good person, too, and could fit well with the culture and institution.”

More questions than answers for NIU basketball programs • JACOBSON Continued from page B1 Increase football attendance The top football team in the MAC over the past two seasons barely ranked in the middle of the pack in terms of home attendance. NIU was fifth last year, averaging 15,670 fans for six home games in DeKalb. Huskie Stadium, which has seen 21 consecutive NIU victories, is not immune to sellouts. Back in 2005, NIU averaged more than 22,000 fans over five home games and that was coming off a 9-3 record the year before.

Frazier fields questions Tuesday during a news conference.

Frazier’s first step is to meet with alums • FRAZIER Continued from page B1 “That’s my job, is to make sure from an athletic standpoint, that I do that outreach, that I do that engagement, that I get people excited about that.” For Frazier, the first step is meeting with alums, and getting familiar with them. He already has experience with the Chicago area from his days at Wisconsin. “I’m going to be able to go some different places and know some different things,” he said. “I’m not coming fresh in.” The Huskies’ Orange Bowl berth was a huge part of the momentum that Frazier talks about. There’s also the new Chessick Practice Center, which towers above the north end zone at Huskie Stadium, and is expected to be completed this fall. Huskie Stadium will also host the IHSA State Football Championships Thanksgiving weekend. At Wisconsin, Frazier was the capital project/fundrais-

ing team member for Wiscosin’s $31 million hockey/swim facility, $2.5 million golf facility, $3.5 million softball indoor practice center and $86 million student-athlete performance center. Frazier called the Chessick Center a “game-changer” and a building which rivals those of any BCS program. He said there will be a plan when it comes to facilties after he takes over. In terms of scheduling, Frazier said football is a sport that’s relationship-driven. He wants all of his programs to have a balanced schedule. “We want to put our athletes and our coaches in a place where they can be successful,” said Frazier, who played football at Alabama from 1987 to 91 and was a member of the Crimson Tide’s 1989 SEC title team. “I like to say we’ll play any place, any time, for any reason. At the end of the day, we have to balance that in a way where we’re competitive and fan friendly.”

Improve football scheduling Future nonconference home games against Presbyterian, Wyoming and Idaho don’t exactly inspire fans to run out and buy season tickets. While NIU has certainly been able to schedule big-name opponents, almost of those matchups in recent years have come on the road or at Soldier Field. Last year, Kansas was more a BCS program by affiliation rather than actual results. There’s a balance to be kept in generating revenue, being competitive and keeping fans happy (see previous priority). Frazier will have to monitor that teeter-totter, which many think has tipped too far away from the interests of the local community.

Replace The Score NIU hasn’t been shy about wanting a piece of the Chicago market. Along with Illinois and Northwestern, the Huskies have made a big push over the last decade to make inroads to a city that is almost always a prosports town.

ation, Clarkson 1999-2002: Director of athletics & recreation, Manhattanville College 1998-99: Assistant director of athletics, Maine 1996-98: Assistant to the director of athletics, Maine 1995-97: Athletics/multicultural affairs liason, Maine 1995-96: Assistant football coach, Maine 1994-95: Assistant football, strength & conditioning, Boston University

Sean Frazier 2011-13: Deputy director of athletics, Wisconsin 2009-11: Senior associate director of athletics, Wisconsin 2007-09: Associate director of athletics, Wisconsin 2005-07: Director of athletics, Merrimack College 2002-05: Director of athletics & recre-

Having weekly football games broadcast on WSCR-AM was a big win for NIU and put them on an even playing field with its two in-state counterparts. But after The Score’s new radio contract with Illinois, NIU will have to find new ways to get more exposure for its football team.

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Just one year ago there was much optimism surrounding Huskie basketball. But after disappointing seasons from both the men’s and women’s teams, there are seemingly more questions than answers surrounding NIU’s two main tenants of the Convocation Center. For those wanting potential changes in leadership, Frazier’s hands may be tied, for now. Kathi Bennett’s recent contract extension runs through the 201617 season and Mark Montgomery’s original deal goes through 2015-16. With Jordan Lynch’s Heisman Trophy campaign, the new Chessick Practice Center scheduled to be completed this fall and Huskie Stadium hosting the IHSA State Football Championships for the first time, there is more buzz around DeKalb than ever before. It will be Frazier’s responsibility to make sure NIU is better as a result and to make sure NIU does get to that proverbial “next level.”

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

Past NIU athletic directors George ‘Chick’ Evans: 1929-68 Robert J. Brigham: 1968-87 Gerald K. O’Dell: 1988-94 Cary S. Groth: 1994-2004 Jim Phillips: 2004-08 Jeff Compher: 2008-13 Sean Frazier: 2013-

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NEW YORK – Torii Hunter was an All-Star rookie in 2002 when he robbed Barry Bonds of a home run and got a big bear hug from the slugger on the field. Now he’s a veteran voice in a clubhouse with a record number of newcomers. The always loquacious, ever-smiling 37-year-old Detroit Tigers outfielder is enjoying his role as a fivetime All-Star selection. With possible suspensions from the Biogenesis investigation looming over the game, Hunter defended Alex Rodriguez and other players who have been implicated in drug scandals over the years. “I know how hard this game really is. I don’t care what they did or who did or whatever, Barry Bonds all those guys,” Hunter said Tuesday before the game at Citi Field. “Still impressive to hit. Still got to hit the ball.” No matter that Yankees closer Mariano Rivera might’ve caused him much disappointment at the plate over the years, Hunter knows who he is playing this night. “We’re down by one run. Trust me we’re going to fight to get the lead and get the man in the game. It’s about him. Today is going to be about him,” Hunter said. “Even though he broke all my bats, he killed me ... I still admire that man.” On the lighter side, Hunter has his favorite All-Stars. Wacky AllStars, that is. “David Oritz, for sure, craziest forever. He sits here and holds court and tells all the jokes,” Hunter said. “He is one of the funniest guys in All-Star game history.” There’s also: “Ichiro [Suzuki]. Manny [Ramirez]. Ah, Manny. Forgot about Manny. Ooh, boy he was crazy. Can’t tell you the stories. Pedro [Martinez] was funny. He put bubble gum in everybody’s hats.” “You got to have fun in this clubhouse,” he added. “This is how we relax.” The one player he is certain isn’t crazy: Yankees injured shortstop Derek Jeter. “Jeter’s smooth. He’s like a cold drink of water. Too cool for school,” Hunter said.

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Woods looking for 1 key shot to turn his fortunes By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press GULLANE, Scotland – British Open champions at Muirfield are more likely to be found on a ballot for the Hall of Fame than the bottom of a betting sheet. It has never been known as a haven for long shots, which would seem to bode well for someone like Tiger Woods. Even so, Woods struggled to find the right definition of an “outsider” when asked Tuesday about the trend of high-caliber winners at Muirfield. Because if an “outsider” is someone who had never won a major, then all bets are off. “You probably can’t say that given the fact that over the past, what, five years or so ... that we’ve had first-time winners at virtually every single major,” Woods said. “The fields are so deep now and the margin between the first player and the last player in the field is not that big anymore. It’s very small.” Eighteen players have won the last 20 majors, the most diverse collection of major champions in some 25 years. Fourteen of them had never won a major. Perhaps it was more than just a coincidence when Woods dated this trend to the last five years. Because that’s when he stopped winning them. “There’s certainly a connection between so many different winners and Tiger not winning one,” Graeme McDowell said. “Because we all know when he gets in the mood, he likes to win a few. I think in the period when Tiger kind of went missing for a couple of years there, it gave a lot of players a chance to step up to the plate and show how healthy the game of golf is, get their confidence up and win the big ones and really get a bit of belief in themselves. “But I think Tiger has been responsible for raising the bar,” he said. “I think he certainly has set the standard for

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Tiger Woods plays a shot on the 7th fairway Tuesday during a practice round for the British Open Championship at Muirfield, Scotland. how good guys can be.” Times sure have changed since the British Open last came to this links course along the Firth of Forth. In 2002, the question was whether Woods was going to win all four majors in a single year. Eleven years later, not a major goes by without him being asked when he’s going to win one – any of them – again. The drought is at 16 majors, stretched over five years, since Woods hobbled and winced his way to a playoff win at Torrey Pines in the 2008 U.S. Open for his 14th career major, leaving him four short of the standard set by Jack Nicklaus. Woods gets defensive when asked about his confidence. Surely it would seem to have been easier when he was winning them with regularity. All he can do is point to his four PGA Tour wins this year, his No. 1 ranking fully restored,

the way his named his bandied about as a favorite at every Grand Slam event. But there are no answers for why he can win just about anywhere except in the majors. “I think it’s just a shot here and there,” he said. “It’s making a key up-and-down here, or getting a good bounce, capitalizing on an opportunity here and there.” He pointed to the par-5 15th hole at Augusta National in the second round of the Masters this year, when he was poised to take the lead until his wedge struck the flag and caromed back off the green and into the water. It led to a bogey, which became a triple-bogey 8 when it was discovered he took an illegal drop. He never seriously challenged the rest of the week. “It’s not much,” Woods said. “It could happen on the first day. It could happen on the last day. But it’s turning that tide

and getting the momentum at the right time or capitalizing on an opportunity. That’s what you have to do to win major championships.” One thing that no longer concerns him, at least going into the opening round Thursday, is his health. Woods revealed during the U.S. Open that he had a left elbow injury that was aggravated by hitting out of the thick rough at Merion. Doctors told him it was an elbow strain and recommended rest, forcing him to miss his title defense at Congressional and likely another start at The Greenbrier. He has not competed since the U.S. Open, and while he says “everything is good to go,” he has played only nine holes each day. “It’s one of the good things of taking the time off to let it heal and get the treatment and therapy on it,” he said. “The main


reason was that coming over here the ground is going to be hard, obviously. And I’m going to need that elbow to be good. And just in case the rough was ... well, reports were it was going to be high and it was going to be lush. I needed to have this thing set and healed.” It’s not that reports were exaggerated. Ernie Els, the defending British Open champion and the last Open winner at Muirfield, returned to the course last month after winning in Germany. “It was like this,” Els said, tapping the dark green cooler on the 13th tee. “And there was a bit of rain that day, so it was very green. The rough was thick. You could just hack it out. And then I get here two weeks later, and it’s this.” He looked across a course that was a blend of yellow, wispy grass framing the fair-

ways that were turning brown by the day. Most players prefer a brown links course because it’s running fast. Els didn’t buy that, not at Muirfield. “A little more luck involved,” he said. Muirfield doesn’t have the severity of humps and hollows in the fairway. It looks like links golf, not a trip to the moon. But the drier the condition, the faster the ball runs along the ground, and the harder it is to control where it stops. Maybe that’s what Woods needs – a little luck. “I’ve had a pretty good year so far – won four times,” Woods said, again on the defensive. “Even though I haven’t won a major championship in five years, I’ve been there in a bunch of them where I’ve had chances. I just need to keep putting myself there, and eventually I’ll get some.” Since returning from the crisis in his personal life that led to divorce, Woods has had five finishes in the top four at the 12 majors he has played. But he still hasn’t seriously contended. The closest he has been to the winning score was three shots, at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. McDowell won that U.S. Open. Adam Scott won the Masters this year. Justin Rose won the U.S. Open. The closest anyone has been to dominance in the majors was Rory McIlroy, who won two of them by eight shots, though his game is now in a slump. That used to be Woods. “You could never get 18 players win 20 majors when there’s a guy winning 14 majors in 12 years,” Geoff Ogilvy said. “There was definitely a period when he was winning them all and there were less people who thought they could.” And now? “There are more players who think they can win,” Ogilvy said. “And every time one of those players wins one, it gives confidence to others that they can.”


All-Star game played under drug cloud Slive: Bullish on potential changes By RONALD BLUM

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NEW YORK – Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter. “We always joke about it – how many home runs did you hit today?” the Baltimore Orioles slugger recounted. “You hit two – well, you better be hydrated tomorrow.” As in, make sure you drink enough fluids to produce a urine sample for a drug test. It’s hard to talk about MVPs these days without discussing PEDs. Davis leads the major leagues with 37 home runs, matching Reggie Jackson in 1969 for most by an American League player at the All-Star break. He’s among a record 39 first-time All-Stars as baseball paused for its midsummer celebration at Citi Field. But up ahead, more suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs appear imminent. Union head Michael Weiner said before Tuesday’s game he expects Major League Baseball will complete its investigation within a month and speak with the players’ association to determine the mechanics of discipline, which would be subject to grievances and arbitration. Last year, San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera was MVP of the All-Star game, then was suspended five weeks later for 50 games following a positive test for testosterone. Four All-Stars this year – San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon, Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta – have been linked in media reports to Biogenesis, the closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing PEDs. B a s e b a l l C o m m i s s i o n-

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The National League’s Carlos Gonzalez, of the Colorado Rockies, walks to the batting cage Tuesday before the MLB All-Star game in New York. er Bud Selig maintains he’s not concerned the showcase could be decided by a player who may be disciplined when his probe is concluded. “Whatever happens, happens. Given our knowledge today, that’s not frustrating at all,” he said. “You play the hand you’re dealt with on that day, and you can’t second guess two weeks or two months or three months later.” Selig says players have complained to him that the vast majority who comply with the sport’s drug rules have been tarnished along with those who think they can get away with using banned performance-boosters. “It is what it is. It’s the nature of the era right now,” Colorado outfielder Michael Cuddyer said. “Until we get the game totally clean, I’m sure there’s going to be black eyes and suspicions.” Selig wants tougher penalties than the current system

that has been in place since 2006 – 50-game bans for a first positive test, 100 games for a second and lifetime for a third. Weiner says some of his members agree, some don’t, and that players will discuss the possible changes when their executive board meets in December. No matter what, baseball’s image has been damaged, just by the probe. “The integrity of the sport is in question because you pick up the paper and we’re no longer looking at the boxscore, we’re discussing the investigation and we’re wondering who,” agent Scott Boras said. Players and owners agreed to a steroids ban in 2002 and have repeatedly strengthened the rules. Selig gets defensive over baseball’s drug program, saying “this sport is cleaner than it’s ever been.” But even players understand why there is distrust.

“It’s a reap-what-you-sow type of thing,” said Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto, the 2010 NL MVP. “We’ve experienced the drugs, the performance-enhancing drugs, and we’ve taken advantage of them, and then all of a sudden when we’ve cleaned up the game, you can’t expect all the questions to stop, especially when players go from performing at a lower level to performing at an All-Star-caliber level or leading the home run numbers. So it becomes part of the package.” During games, players focus on performance. PEDs usually come up only when reporters ask questions or testers escort players to bathrooms. For now, no amount of questions will alleviate the mistrust. “It’s not a big deal. It will pass at some point,” Votto said. “Eventually the drug assumptions will be whispers instead of people asking them on a consistent basis.”

HOOVER, Ala. – Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive took time away from bragging about his thriving league to point out that “important questions need to be answered” about how the NCAA governs college athletics. Slive used part of his annual address opening SEC media days Tuesday to reiterate his push for athletes to receive a scholarship that covers the total cost of attendance and stress the importance nationally of “innovative leadership to slash through our Gordian knot.” He said the SEC still supports the NCAA’s role in governing college athletics, but he questioned the makeup and role of the NCAA’s board of directors and called for changes to the governing body’s structure to ensure

major roles for school and league administrators and coaches. However, the longtime commissioner is “bullish on the fact that this is being talked about now.” Slive declined to offer specific suggestions for change. Slive went on the offensive in pushing change and reiterated proposals he made in Hoover two years ago, including boosting financial aid for athletes, upgrading recruiting rules to fit the new technology and social media and increasing academic eligibility requirements for incoming freshmen and transfers. “Yeah, I pushed the agenda,” Slive said after speaking at the podium. “I think this is an important time, and it’s a time when I think we all want to make sure that we have the kind of processes and governance that will help us work through the Gordian knot that I mentioned.

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Powell, Simpson, trainer investigated in Italy By ANDREW DAMPF The Associated Press ROME – Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell, Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer were formally placed under criminal investigation for violating Italy’s doping laws, police said Tuesday. The move came a day after Italian police confiscated unidentified substances in a raid on the hotel where the three were staying in the northeastern town of Lignano Sabbiadoro, following the athletes’ positive tests for banned stimulants. Udine prosecutors believe the three violated Article 9 of the doping laws, which calls for punishment for anyone who administers or consumes banned substances. Police were still analyzing the seized substances to determine whether they were legal. Being formally placed under investigation is a step up in the Italian justice system from someone simply “informed of the facts,” which is how a person can be questioned by police. That occurred after the raid early Monday, when the three were brought to a local police station. Police told The Associated Press that the raids were executed after a tip from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Paul Doyle, the agent for the two sprinters, said they worked in conjunction with WADA on the raid after becoming suspicious that Christopher Xuereb, their newly hired trainer, might have given them supplements laced with a banned

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Asafa Powell (center) competes with Nesta Carter (left) and Kim Collins (right) on May 19 during the men’s 100 meter at the Diamond League track and field competition in Shanghai, China. substance. Doyle also said that Powell and Simpson were aware of the impending raid, but Xuereb was kept out of the loop. “Asafa and Sherone have been tested more than 100 times each through their career ... and never turned in a positive test,” Doyle told the AP in a phone interview. “Now they change their supplements and the first time they get tested, they have a positive test? It has to be something in those

new supplements that has caused it. Chris is the one that provided those. “We’re not trying to throw Chris under the bus and blame him for anything. We know it has to be something in the supplements he gave them. We’re not saying he did anything deliberate, but it’s in those supplements. We need to figure out what it was that caused this and from there move forward.” An email to Xuereb wasn’t re-

turned. WADA director general David Howman likened this case to the doping scandal involving the Austrian cross country skiing and biathlon teams at the 2006 Turin Olympics, when Italian police raided athletes’ residences after a tip from WADA and the IOC. “There’s nothing new in relation to the way we operate,” Howman added.

Doyle said Tuesday the athletes had left Lignano but declined to say where they went. A hotel receptionist said late Monday that Xuereb had checked out. Powell and Simpson tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the Jamaican championships last month, Doyle said Sunday, and the agent welcomed the investigation. “That must mean they found something. That’s good,” Doyle said. “The whole purpose of the raid was to see what products there were there and hopefully find whatever it was that caused this positive test. Asafa and Sherone were under the assumption and led to believe everything they were taking was completely legal.” But Doyle acknowledged that he and the athletes should have been more responsible about what supplements they used. “In hindsight, we should’ve been given a list, made sure we got a list,” Doyle said. “The extent of what I did, I said to [Xuereb] in a text message, that all supplements have to be cleared by me first. He never cleared them with me. He did send them in an invoice that had the names of supplements in there that he had purchased. But that was it. I didn’t have the ingredient list. “Just looked at it this morning, 19 different supplements [Powell] was given.” Tara Playfair-Scott, Powell’s publicist, said in a statement that the runner handed over to police one bottle of Aleve containing 50 capsules and one bottle of 5-hour Energy, berry flavored.


Kent St. wins $1.2 million judgment against ex-coach The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Christopher Froome, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, eats while riding in the pack Tuesday during the 16th stage of the Tour de France, over 105 miles with start in in Vaison-la-Romaine and finish in Gap, France.


Froome comes within inches of disaster at Tour By JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press GAP, France – Hurtling too fast for comfort down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced a highspeed choice between risk and reward. The Briton knew that 10 years ago on exactly the same descent, Joseba Beloki shattered his leg, elbow and wrist rounding a corner too fast and Lance Armstrong plowed into a field to avoid the prone Spaniard howling in pain. So Froome wanted to go easy. Trouble was, Alberto Contador didn’t. Against his better instincts, Froome chased after his Spanish rival who sped down the treacherous stretch with asphalt made gooey and slippery by the July heat. Just like Armstrong, flirting with disaster nearly cost Froome the Tour. Contador crashed as he rounded a righthand corner, forcing Froome to swerve off the road, onto the grass and to put a foot down to stay upright. Unlike Contador, who bloodied his right knee, Froome escaped with just a fright. Still, the drama on Tuesday’s Stage 16 proved a point that Froome and his Sky team have made time and again: Despite his big lead, Froome won’t savor victory until he’s on the cobbles of the Champs-Elysees in Paris on

Sunday. “One second you could be going for the finish and about to win a race and the next you’re lying in a ditch somewhere, with a broken bone,” Froome said. “I knew it was the descent where Beloki crashed so I was purposefully laying off a little bit and trying to take it easy but at the same time also trying to keep touch with the Saxobank guys who were really pushing the limits.” By that, Froome meant Contador and his Saxo-Tinkoff teammate from the Czech Republic, Roman Kreuziger, who are third and fourth in the overall standings but more than four minutes off the lead. Opportunities for them to claw back are fast running out. The finish line in Paris is now just 415 miles and five days away. To their credit, they aren’t simply accepting defeat but are harassing Froome all the way. If Froome wins, the way his rivals have repeatedly tested the British rider over the three weeks should give him the extra satisfaction of a victory hardearned. Stage 16 wound from Provence past vineyards, lavender fields and villages clinging to hillsides to the town of Gap, a staging post for what promises to be a grand finale in the Alps for the 100th Tour. For a long while, it seemed

as if the 104-mile trek to Gap from Vaison-la-Romaine, a charming town with old ruins near the Mont Ventoux where Froome won Sunday, would be one of those Tour stages that don’t amount to much. Apparently preparing for the Alps, Froome and other main protagonists allowed 26 riders – none of them a podium threat – to escape far ahead. The stage winner, Rui Costa, later emerged from that group, riding away on the day’s last climb, a 6-mile long ascent to Col de Manse, and then zipping down to Gap. Although the Manse climb is less arduous and less steep than the Ventoux, where Froome blasted past Contador, the Spaniard and Kreuziger used to it test the Briton and his Australian wingman, Richie Porte. Several times, Contador tried accelerating away. Kreuziger did, too. But Porte and then Froome alone wouldn’t let them get away. To cool the asphalt, authorities doused the top of the climb with water. But Porte said the road down from there was sticky and slippery – just as it was in the heat wave of 2003, when Beloki’s back wheel slid away from him on a bend, hurling him to the ground. Armstrong went on to win that Tour – only to have that and all six of his other victories in cycling’s premier race stripped from him last year for doping.

KENT, Ohio – Kent State has won a $1.2 million judgment against former men’s basketball coach Geno Ford for leaving in 2011 to become coach at Bradley. The lawsuit claimed Ford had no permission to terminate his Kent State contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2015. Ford’s teams went 68-37 in three seasons at Kent State. Bradley University issued a statement Tuesday saying its actions and Ford’s actions “have been entirely ethical, legal, and transparent. The lawsuit is ongoing and will continue to be addressed through the court system.” Fritz Byers, an attorney

representing Ford, declined comment. Messages seeking comment were left for the coach. While Kent State agreed to let Ford talk to Bradley, “Consent to interview was not a consent to breach the employment contract,” Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow said in a 14-page ruling Friday. “KSU did not acquiesce to Coach Ford’s abandonment of their mutual contract.” Ford was Kent State’s head coach from April 2008 through March 27, 2011, when Bradley announced him as its new coach. Ford led Kent State to its second consecutive Mid-American Conference regular-season title in 2010-

11. The Flashes finished 25-12 and lost in the NIT quarterfinals. Ford also has coached at NAIA Shawnee State and Division III Muskingum. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the ruling reflects a state obligation to insure contract enforcement. “When coaches and high-profile employees leave public universities in breach of their contracts, the state of Ohio has an obligation to seek the compensation to which it is entitled,” DeWine said in a statement Tuesday. Kent State’s claims against Bradley for alleged contract interference are scheduled for trial Oct. 7, DeWine said.

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HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 27, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on August 29, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-15-377-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE, BROWN SIDING, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $242,930.83. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0904634 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I549396 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)



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1994 Lexus GS 300 ~ 120K mi. leather, sunroof, good tires and brakes, good cond. $2900/obo. 815-757-5790 or 815-286-3863

2000 Ford Focus

$3500 , Excellent Condition 630-391-1917

2000 FORD TAURUS 178,000 miles, runs good, good tires, clean. $1800/obo 815-901-6275

2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 57k miles Blk Leather Interior, $11,000. 773-992-7966

2004 BMW 525i Navy blue, 116K miles, excellent condition, fully laoded, $10,500. 630-761-3643

Chest Freezer – Whirlpool, 8.9 cubic ft. 4 years old - Excellent Condition. $175 815-756-7561 Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 HE Washer & Dryer (electric) both $600. Motorcycle jackets x-large womens, xx-large mens $50 each. Call after 2 pm 815-739-6386 Get Bears news on Twitter by following @bears_insider

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder. The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck& Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 1514 SPARKHAYES DRIVE, SYCAMORE, IL 60178 The legal description of the real estate: PIN: 06-28-101-007



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D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Single family residence The time and place of the sale is: August 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 The terms of the sale are: The sale shall be by public auction. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County. The sale shall be cash, with ten percent (10%) down at time of auction and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The sale shall be subject to any claim that could be asserted by virtue of the following: Mortgage made by Tomas Pizano and Josefina Pizano, who acquired title as Josephina Pizano, husband and wife, to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration dated September 26, 1996 and recorded October 7, No. 1996 as Document 96013603 in the amount of $41,400.00 and the terms and conditions contained therein. Assignment of mortgage made by Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB as attorney in fact for U.S. Small Business Administration to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated January 17, 2002 and recorded May 13, 2002 as Document No. 2002009206 assigning their interest in the mortgage recorded as Document No. 96013603. MIN #10025920001347143 Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale.

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DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Large kitchen, eat in counter, large living/dining area, W/D. No smkg/pets, $850/mo. Partial handicap access. 815-970-0189

DeKalb ~ Quiet 2BR, 1BA

Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712 DeKalb ~ Upper small1BR, galley kitchen, cat friendly. $455 815-756-2064 DEKALB, near NIU-upper 4 BR 2 BATH W/D APPL Includes parking, water, garbage. $1200 + utilities Sec+1st. 815-748-3311 PM DeKalb, Nice 1BR apt. located in quiet res. neighborhood. Laundry in bldg. Pets ok. Avail 8/1. $525/mo. Keith: 312-286-4278 DeKalb. 2BR, 2BA. LR, DR, Kitchen. Close to town, 5 blks from NIU campus. No pets. 815-751-7215 DeKalb. 2BR. In the Knolls. Appl, Ceiling Fans, Gas Heat, AC. No pets. Garage incl. $730/mo. Avail 8/3. 630-697-9102 Dekalb: 2BR, close in back porch, quiet neighborhood, no smoking/pets, available 8/1, $575+utilities 815-756-2994 DeKalb: Upper 2 BR, Utilities Separate, Washer/Dryer in Bldg. on Premises, A/C, w/Appliances. $550/mo Linda 815-757-2021

HINCKLEY 2BR, 1.5BA Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D hook-up. NO PETS. $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250 Hinckley. Clean and Ready. 2 bedroom, $650 plus deposit. Andrea 630-251-0172. Hablo Espanol

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

Malta Quiet, Upper 2 Bedroom Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage incl + extra storage. NO PETS. 815-751-0480 Malta Upper 2BR, 1BA, large eat in kitchen, W/D, no pets. $500/mo + security + util. 815-751-7415 or 815-751-9014 Call Even

Rochelle 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath A MUST SEE! 700 Sq. Ft. Eat in kitchen incl deck. $450/mo + utilities. Bill @ 815-501-0913


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

The property will NOT be open for inspection.

DEKALB: older TH, near I88, 2BR, 1.5BA, off st. parking, C/A, no pets/smoking, $650/mo.+ utils, references, 815-508-0308 SYCAMORE PENTHOUSE CONDO 2 BR, d/w, w/d, ,deck, garage, pets ok. Pool, tennis, basketball. $950/ month. Kerry 815-762-2753.

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $950. No pets. 815-758-0123

CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439 SYCAMORE - Duplex 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, garage, first, last, security deposit. August 1st. $1000 plus utilities. 815-351-7311

Crystal Lake 3-4BR 1.5BA Cape Cod House Large wooded lot on Crystal Lake. May have boat. Premier location. Children welcome. No pets. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899

DeKalb Female for 1BR In House Access to kitchen, bath, W/D, LR, DR, basement, storage, fenced in back yard. No smoking, must like dogs, $400/mo + half utililties. 815-274-7388 DeKalb – Nice 3BR Ranch. Tilton Park. $1250/mo+utils. Location! Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845 DEKALB ~ QUIET 3 BEDROOM Well Maintained. W/D, 1.5 car garage, big yard. $995/mo + util. No smoking. 815-751-5395 th

DeKalb ~ South 4 St. 2 BR, kitchen, C/A, first floor W/D, driveway. Quiet. $780/mo. 815-758-1518 DeKalb-2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Smoking, No Pets $900 815-758-0591 DeKalb. Cozy cottage. Rustic knotty pine. Frplc. 1BR, 1BA. $525/mo +dep, gas & elec. Also, 300SF attchd storage & 3 season area. New carpet, paint. Small pets ok. Avail 8/15 - 9/1. 815-739-3740 DEKALB: 3BR, 2BA, util room w/ W/D, C/A, gas stove & refrig, off st. prkng for 2, water & sewer incl., near NIU $970/mo., 630-638-0664 Dekalb: newer 2BR on cul-de-sac, quiet neighborhood, all appl., W/D, walk-in-closets, no pets, $950/mo. 1st/last/sec., 815-739-4442

KINGSTON: Lg. 3 BD, 2 BA House w/ Garage for rent. $1150/month. Call 815-739-4899

Sycamore-2 bedroom. $1,000, security & utilities. Washer/Dreyer, AC and garage. No pets/No smoking! 630-365-6887 Sycamore. 3BR, 1BA Ranch. 413 E. Lincoln. Fenced yard, garage. $1100/mo. Avail 8/1 630-247-2655 Sycamore. Woodgate. 3BR, 1BA. Like new. Attchd 2 car garage. No smoking/pets. Avail 7/12. $1200/mo+utils. 1St, last, sec. 815-739-5250

By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its attorneys (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

DeKalb, ATTN: NIU / Kishwaukee Students. Looking for student to take over contract for 2013/14 school year at University Plaza. For more info call Katy 815-535-6772

PART OF SECTIONS 28 AND 29, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 5 EATS OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON JULY 20TH, 1962 IN BOOK "M" OF PLATS, PAGE 27, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS; EXCEPT THEREFROM THAT PART LYING SOUTHEASTERLY OF A LINE THAT IS NORMALLY 60 FEET NORTHWESTERLY OF AND CONCENTRIC WITH THE CENTERLINE OF F.A. ROUTE 24 (S.B.I. ROUTE 23). PIN: 06-28-101-007 D. A description of the improvements on the real estate: Single family residence The time and place of the sale is: August 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 150 Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178

Title will be conveyed without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, in addition to those which have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments and special taxes, if any, and easements, covenants, conditions, zoning laws and drainage ditches, feeders, laterals and restrictions of record.

The sale shall be cash, with ten percent (10%) down at time of auction and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours. The sale shall be "as is" condition without any representation or warranty as to the condition of the property. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The sale shall be subject to any claim that could be asserted by virtue of the following: Mortgage made by Tomas Pizano and Josefina Pizano, who acquired title as Josephina Pizano, husband and wife, to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration dated September 26, 1996 and recorded October 7, 1996 as Document No. 96013603 in the amount of $41,400.00 and the terms and conditions contained therein. Assignment of mortgage made by Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB as attorney in fact for U.S. Small Business Administration to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated January 17, 2002 and recorded May 13, 2002 as Document No. 2002009206 assigning their interest in the mortgage recorded as Document No. 96013603. MIN #10025920001347143

Curran Contracting Company is seeking IDOT approved DBE subcontractors, suppliers, & trucking companies for the 08/02/2013 IDOT letting! Plans & Specs are available at or email estimating@ (815) 455-5100 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2013.)

The property will NOT be open for inspection.


ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Lewis One of its attorneys

The sale shall be by public auction.

The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County.


Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the Purchaser shall receive a certificate of sale which will entitle Purchaser to a deed to the real estate subject to court confirmation of the sale.

The terms of the sale are:

The sale shall be by open verbal bid.


(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance of Genoa Public Library District Notice is hereby given to the Public that on August 19, 2013, at the hour of 7:00 P.M. at the Genoa Public Library, 232 West Main Street, Genoa, Illinois, a public hearing will be held on the annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Genoa Public Library District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014. Any person interested in said budget and ordinance may be present at said time and place and may be heard in regard to the budget and ordinance. The tentative budget is now on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Genoa Public Library District, at the Library office and may be reviewed upon request prior to said hearing by the Public. Date: July 17, 2013 Secretary, Board of Trustees Genoa Public Library District 232 West Main Street Genoa, IL 60135 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 2012.) All NIU Sports... All The Time

Public Notice is hereby given that on June 25, 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 ARMOR TECHNOLOGIES located at 143 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated June 25, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 10, 17 & 24, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The DeKalb County Sheriff is issuing a request for proposal to provide management and delivery of medical service for inmates of the DeKalb County Jail. Specifications for these proposals are available at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, 150 North Main St., Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Sealed Requests for Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 15, 2013 at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17 & 24, 2013.)

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 16, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE COACHING located at 35184 Wheeler Rd., Kirkland, IL 60146. Dated July 16, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on June 28, 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 AMERICAS BEST CONTACTS & EYEGLASSES located at 2506 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115.

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 1, 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 TIME IS MONEY located at 711 S. Main St. #118-A, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Dated June 28, 2013

Dated July 1, 2013

/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)





Near schools, new flrs, fresh paint, bsmt & garage, no dogs/smoking. $1100/mo + util. 630-450-5372


JESUS R RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JESUS R RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 09 CH 121 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 27, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on August 29, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 10, EXCEPT THE EAST 350 FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 1 IN GARDEN PLACE ADDITION TO DEKALB, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, COUNTY OF DEKALB, AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-15-377-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE, BROWN SIDING, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $242,930.83. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. 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 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0904634 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I549396

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WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4BR 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, storage big backyrd. $1590 Minutes from DeKalb. 847-338-5588




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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE Shabbona Deluxe 2BR

New paint & carpet, garage & appl incl, on-site laundry, no dogs. $585/mo + sec. 815-751-7724

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

CRYSTAL LAKE Large, Sunny 2BR,1BA, 1st floor Apt in Duplex Porch overlooks Crystal Lake, may have boat. Newly remodeled. Excellent location, good schools, No pets. $1,495/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899 De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879

Spacious (1200 square feet) twobed downstairs apartment in duplex on Grove Street behind Post-Office and Rosita's. Large living room, dining room, 1.5 bath, back screen porch. Washer/dryer in basement. Garage on back alley. Plenty of storage. No Pets. Avail Aug. $750 a month plus gas/electricity.

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

Sycamore 2BR - Mature Lifestyle Nice, quiet & sunny. Off St parking. No smoking/dogs. On-site laundry. Available 8/1. 815-501-1872

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DEKALB 2 BR. Quiet. 311 N. 2nd. Near NIU. No pets. $675/mo+1st, last, sec. Refs req. 815-751-2546

DeKalb 2BR Lower Level, Bath

W/D, hrdwd flrs, seasonal screened in porch, no smoking, pets OK. $775/mo + sec. 224-238-8587 DeKalb 803 Pleasant Large 3BR, 2nd fl. Private bsmnt, entrance, parking. Completely remodeled. $775/mo+utils. 815-758-1112 DEKALB Clean 2 BR, lower.Direct TV, internet, incl. No pets/smoking. $680/mo. 1st., last, security reqd. 815-791-3721

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

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

Dekalb 2 Months FREE RENT Stores at 1 st Avenue & Hillcrest Dr., 116 Hillcrest Dr., 1020 sf. $975 114 Hillcrest Dr. 920 sf $900. Call Don 773-275-7744

Sycamore: 2BR. 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

DeKalb 2BR's Aug 1 & Sept 1 Quiet Lifestyle $685

DeKalb - Spacious 1BR with Study, Stove, fridge, A/C, Garage. Quiet lifestyle. 815-758-0079

DeKalb ~ Available Now $400/$475/mo., F/L/sec + utilities. W/D, cable & internet, near NIU. 630-926-1174 or 630-527-9188

Sycamore: 1BR. 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

Upper 3BR, $750 + gas & electric + dep, 1 year lease. No smkg/pets. Agent Owned 630-204-6476

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

Student or employed male. $300 incl utilities, need references 815-758-7994

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DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

- DeKalb Furnished Room


1 bath, clean and quiet. Off-St parking, no dogs, $625/mo + utilities. 815-793-2664

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. TOMAS PIZANO, JOSEPHINA PIZANO, A/K/A JOSEFINA PIZANO, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 12 CH 153 AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment, shall be sold to the highest bidder.

DEKALB: 3BR/2BA TOWNHOME NEAR NIU Nice townhome in the Knolls. 3 bed, 2 bath. Washer/ Dryer, Garage. $1200/mo. Call 630-777-0140

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527


Mr. Jeffrey L. Lewis Klein, Stoddard, Buck& Lewis LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380

CALL DONNA 815-501-3761


The common address and other common description, if any of the real estate is: 1514 SPARKHAYES DRIVE, SYCAMORE, IL 60178




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


The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is:

Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $725/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric



900 SF Commercial space in Prime Downtown DeKalb Location. Free Parking, Great Exposure, Reasonable Rent.

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Good Food, Good Health: Charcoal or gas? Chef Darrel talks grilling options

SECTION C Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

Tomatoes star in quick, healthy pasta dinner EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton

GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE GREEN Try a recipe for Panko-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes. Page C2



Grilled Bread And Tomato Salad AP photos

Tomato salad branches out with 2 fresh takes The ASSOCIATED PRESS The classic caprese salad – tomatoes paired with fresh mozzarella and torn, peppery basil leaves – is such a delicious blast of summer. But having been there and eaten that so many times, this tomato season we decided to dream up two fresh takes on the tomato salad – an all-America version of the caprese and a grill-friendly take on another Italian staple, the panzanella (bread and tomato salad).

American Tomato Salad Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 1 tablespoon mild olive oil 1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 4 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 4 ounces Humboldt Fog or Maytag Blue cheese, sliced or crumbled 1 cup torn mixed soft herbs (such as chives, basil, cilantro and parsley) Flaked sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, vinegar and mustard. On a platter, arrange the tomato slices. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the tomatoes, then top with the cheese and herbs. Sprinkle with the sea salt and black pepper.

Nutrition information per serving: 170 calories; 110 calories from fat (65 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 20 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 8 g protein; 590 mg sodium.

Grilled Bread And Tomato Salad Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 6

American Tomato Salad

2 pints cherry tomatoes Olive oil Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 medium red onion, thickly sliced 1 loaf (about 19 ounces) sourdough bread, cut or torn into 2-inch chunks 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese 4 cloves garlic, minced

Zest and juice of 1 lemon Zest and juice of 1 lime 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup baby arugula Heat a grill to medium-high. Place the tomatoes on a large sheet of heavy duty foil. Drizzle them with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the edges of the foil to create a packet, then set on the grill. Drizzle the onion slices with oil, then add those to the grill. Grill, covered, for 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to break down. Carefully turn the onions once or twice during cooking. Once the tomatoes and onions are done, remove from the grill and set aside. Leave the foil packet wrapped shut. Leave the grill on. Place the bread in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder and smoked paprika. Toss well to coat, then use tongs to place the bread on the grill. Cook, turning the bread pieces often, until lightly toasted, about 5 to 7 minutes. Return the bread to the bowl. Add the Parmesan and toss well until melted. Add the garlic and lemon zest and lime zest, then toss again. Divide the bread mixture between 6 serving plates. Open the foil packet of tomatoes and spoon some of the mixture and their juices over each plate. Divide the onions between the plates. Drizzle each serving with a bit of the lemon and lime juice and top with basil and arugula. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition information per serving: 460 calories; 150 calories from fat (33 percent of total calories); 16 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 59 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 20 g protein; 1,080 mg sodium.

This is the perfect dish for a weeknight dinner in late summer, particularly as the kids start heading back to school and family schedules get crazy again. The recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients that can all be pulled together in the time it takes to boil water. Tomatoes are the star of this show, as they should be this time of the year. A fresh local tomato at the height of ripeness is one of those things that make life worth living. Indeed, they’re so good as is they don’t even need to be cooked. Obviously, we could cook them and turn them into a sauce, but we’d be kissing off some of their freshness and all of their crunch. Instead, we salt them, lightly, which intensifies their flavor and pulls out some of their liquid. This “tomato juice” becomes part of the sauce. After the tomatoes have marinated in salt for 10 minutes, we season them with a little freshly grated lemon zest, a single tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil (this is a dish that requires the really good stuff), and some freshly ground black pepper. Next it’s time to reach for the goat cheese. Combined with hot pasta and a little of the pasta cooking liquid, the cheese melts into a richly creamy sauce without any additional thickener. And I’m talking about full-fat goat cheese, which is relatively lean even as it boasts big flavor. I recommend using whole-wheat pasta in this recipe, but you’re certainly welcome to explore some of the other whole-grain pastas that are now available. Kamut or spelt would be great. If you’re gluten-intolerant, you can swap in quinoa, brown rice or buckwheat. (Its name notwithstanding, buckwheat isn’t wheat, it’s a grass.) Even so, you’ll want to check the label to make sure the pasta is completely gluten-free. I finished this dish with a liberal sprinkling of herbs. And truthfully, there’s scarcely a fresh herb around that doesn’t play nicely with tomatoes. So feel free to recruit any and all of your own favorites. You can’t lose.

Fast And Fresh Summer Pasta Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 4 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes

Fast And Fresh Summer Pasta

AP photo

(about 1-inch pieces) Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 5 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled 8 ounces whole-wheat penne or fusilli pasta 1 cup mixed chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, oregano, mint, dill, chives, cilantro and tarragon) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl toss the tomatoes with a few hefty pinches of salt and some black pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes, then add the lemon zest, oil and goat cheese and toss well. Add the pasta to the boiling water, stir and cook according to package instructions until just al dente. Drain the pasta (it’s fine to have some water still clinging to the pasta), then add it to the bowl. Toss until the cheese is melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the pasta between 4 serving bowls, then sprinkle each portion with some of the herbs. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 360 calories; 110 calories from fat (31 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 17 g protein; 390 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

Wine on the Terrace Fundraiser Save The Date

September 14th at the historic Elwood house Featuring distinct selections from Inboden’s beer and wine room and handcrafted hors d’oeurves.

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Panko-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes AP photos

Summertime sides Fried green tomatoes, potato salad fit for a picnic By W. WAYT GIBBS The Associated Press When I was growing up in Virginia, one of the signs of summer I anticipated most was the appearance of fat green tomatoes on the vines in our garden. We picked them well before they started to blush, dipped the thick slices in egg and milk, dredged them with cornmeal, salt and pepper, then fried them in a skillet. The combination of crispy, fried crust and soft, sour interior – sweetened a bit by the heat – was totally addictive. Like corn on the cob and potato salad, fried green tomatoes were as integral to the summers of my youth as dozing off to a late-dwindling dusk and the chirrup of crickets. After I moved north and west, finding unripe tomatoes became a challenge; tomatillos are not the same. Farmers markets and specialty produce stores are your best bet. The recipe here sticks fairly close to tradition but adds a fascinating modern ingredient: panko. This Japanese-style breadcrumb is a relatively recent invention. The slightly sweet bread is baked by electrocution in an oven that is cool to the touch. Only the dough gets hot as current surges through it. The resulting loaf has no crust and is uncommonly airy when it is shredded into slivers and crumbs. Combined with cornmeal, the panko fries into a light, crisp envelope for the tangy tomato slices. While you’re on a Southern kick, why not go whole hog and also make a potato salad enhanced by homemade bacon mayonnaise? You can substitute Baconnaise from a jar if you’re pressed for time or vegetarian; the store-bought stuff doesn’t actually contain bacon (though it does contain milk and eggs) The mayonnaise recipe below uses bacon drippings in place of oil and adds xanthan gum – available in the baking aisle of most large supermarkets alongside other specialty starches and thickeners – to give body to the mayonnaise. The downside of using bacon fat is that the mayo solidifies when refrigerated. But after warming at room temperature for 10 minutes, it becomes smooth and spreadable once more.

Once you have made the bacon mayo – which yields more than you’ll need for the potato salad recipe, but, trust me, you’ll want to have extra on hand for other uses – the salad is quick and easy. Small fingerling potatoes cook to perfection in the microwave in less than 5 minutes. Add a bit of mustard, onion and salt, top with bits of crispy bacon left over from the mayo recipe, and you’re off with your picnic to enjoy the sunshine.

Panko-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 4 sides Canola oil, as needed for deep-frying 2 medium green tomatoes 5/8 cup cornmeal 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 cup cultured buttermilk 1/4 cup blended whole eggs Salt, to taste Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice water. In a tall pot or saucepan, pour at least 2 inches of oil. The pot must be no more than half full. Set the pan over medium-high and heat the oil to 390 degrees F. Use a paring knife to cut the core out of each tomato. Once the water is boiling, add the tomatoes and blanch for 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the tomatoes to the ice water. When cool enough to handle, remove the tomatoes and peel away the skins. Cut each tomato into slices 1/4 inch thick. In a wide, shallow bowl, mix together the cornmeal, panko, black pepper and cayenne. In a second wide, shallow bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs. Dredge the tomato slices first through the buttermilk mixture, then the panko mixture to thoroughly coat them. When the oil has reached 390 degrees F., working in batches of 3 slices, carefully fry the tomatoes for 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the tomatoes to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.

Nutrition information per serving: 290 calories; 150 calories from fat (52 percent of total calories); 17 g fat (2 g saturated; 0

g trans fats); 90 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 7 g protein; 320 mg sodium.

Bacon Mayonnaise Start to finish: 45 minutes Makes 2 cups 1 pound bacon Canola oil (if needed) 5 tablespoons egg yolks (4 yolks) 3 tablespoons water 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar Salt, to taste In a large skillet over medium-high heat, fry the bacon until crisp. You likely will need to work in batches. As the bacon is fried, transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour the bacon fat from the pan into a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Check the volume. If you don’t have 1 1/3 cups, top it off with canola oil. Use a rolling pin or meat mallet to crush enough of the bacon to make 1/2 cup of fine bacon bits. Reserve the additional bacon for use as garnish on the potato salad recipe (see below). In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, water and mustard until smooth. While whisking, gradually pour the reserved bacon fat into the yolk mixture, whisking until fully emulsified. While continuing to whisk, slowly sprinkle in the xanthan gum. The gum will cause the sauce to thicken. Mix in the 1/2 cup of bacon bits. Add the lemon juice, white wine vinegar and salt as needed to adjust the acidity and seasoning. Use the mayonnaise cold, but allow it to temper at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons: 150 calories; 130 calories from fat (87 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (4.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 80 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 4 g protein; 270 mg sodium.

Fingerling Potato Salad

Fingerling Potato Salad Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 sides 3 cups small fingerling potatoes 1 tablespoon water 1/3 cup minced red onion 1/4 cup bacon mayonnaise (see recipe above) 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Salt, to taste Bacon bits, to garnish (reserved from mayonnaise recipe above) Place the potatoes and water in a quartsize zip-close bag. Without sealing the bag, submerge it in a bowl of water almost to the opening. The water will squeeze out

most of the air. Seal the bag. Microwave on high until the potatoes are tender, about 4 minutes in an 1,100-watt microwave. Use care when removing the bag from the oven; the steam released as you open the bag can cause burns. Remove the potatoes from the bag and set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, stir together the onion, bacon mayonnaise and mustard. Once the potatoes have cooled, slice them into coins 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Stir the potatoes gently into the mayonnaise mixture until evenly coated. Season with salt, then garnish with crispy bacon bits.

Nutrition information per serving: 170 calories; 60 calories from fat (35 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 4 g protein; 520 mg sodium.


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Indian Valley Vocational Center holds Awards Night

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The Early Childhood Center will host the final Fun Friday for the summer from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 26 for area families with pre-school aged children to stop in, have a snack, play on the ECC playground and tour the ECC.

KC Early Childhood Center hosts Fun Friday The Early Childhood Center at Kishwaukee College will host the final “Fun Friday” of the summer from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 26. Area families who would like to learn more about the Early Childhood Center are invited to stop by to enjoy a snack, tour the center, and check out the center’s playground which features a treehouse climber, a large sandbox with magnetic wall, musical instruments, riding path and playhouse. The ECC is located near the college’s B (north) entrance. The ECC provides early care and education for children between the ages of 2 and 5 in its two spacious classrooms and outdoor learning environment. The ECC is taking applications for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 26.

Families who enroll during Fun Friday will receive a certificate for a free ECC T-shirt. The ECC enrolls children of community members as well as those of Kishwaukee College students and employees. The ECC is nationally accredited, has earned Star Level Three status in the Illinois’ Quality Rating System, and is a member of Community Coordinated Child Care. Childcare financial assistance for low-income families is accepted. For more information about Fun Friday or the application process, call the Early Childhood Center at 815-825-2086, ext. 2150, stop by the ECC, or visit www.kishwaukeecollege. edu.

Indian Valley Vocational Center hosted its annual Awards Night on May 16 at Timber Creek Conference Center. Local and memorial scholarships were presented as well as recognition of SkillsUSA award winners, presentation of Technical Honor Society members, and one- and two-year perfect attendance recipients. Recognition of graduating seniors with certificates of completion was the highlight of the evening. Several hundred family members and friends were in attendance to congratulate all of these students on their accomplishments. Scholarships were awarded to the following students: WCC Gustafson Scholarship – Bradley Jasutis (Yorkville); Ray Larsen Memoria – Torianna Thompson (Sandwich); Sandwich Rotary Club – Gina Lorusso (Sandwich); Marcia Murphy Memorial – Kersten Kidd (Paw Paw); Connie Olson Memorial – Emily Wittke (Indian Creek) and Tim Tausch (Indian Creek); Doran Greif Memorial Automotive – Zachary Thurber (Sandwich); Karam Family Memorial – Daniel Bertucci (Yorkville); John Kedzierski Memorial – Matthew Wells (Sandwich); Roy L. Wright Memorial Welding – Nicholas Ekstrom (Paw Paw); Richard Wasson Memorial Fire Science – Jacob Johns (Sandwich). Recognition was given to those students who won gold medals at the State SkillsUSA Conference in Springfield. Alyssa Allen, a junior from Paw Paw took first place in medical terminology and Melissa Tassone, a senior at Sandwich took first place in photography. The Quiz Bowl team of Juan Castellanos (Newark), Tim Fletcher (Newark), Jack Lutkus (Sandwich), Mireina Rodriguez (Plano), and KC Stager (Sandwich) took first place. Indian Valley Vocational Center Technical Honor Society students received Certificates of Merit. These 65 juniors and seniors maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA at their home schools and a straight A average in their IVVC program for the 2012-2013 school year. One-year perfect attendance certificates were awarded to 27 IVVC students. A twoyear perfect attendance award was presented to Joseph Kimmey, a computer technology student from Sandwich High School.

Seniors from IVVC’s 15 career and technical programs were presented with certificates based on 450 completion hours for firstyear students and 900 hours for second-year students. The following students were recognized as Most Outstanding in their programs: Auto Body Repair – Tyler Sebby (Sandwich) and Jacob Marshall (Yorkville); Auto Technology – Taylor Morphey (Somonauk) and Sarrina Stewart (Earlville); Building Trades – Tim Tausch (Indian Creek); Computer Technology – Mitchell Prentice (Sandwich); Cosmetology (Oswego Hair Professionals) – Emily Smith (Yorkville); Culinary Arts – Andrea Rosendahl (Sandwich) and Paige Turnbow (Sandwich); Drafting and Design – Zachary Goldsboro (Somonauk); Early Childhood Development – Joseph Scheller (Hinckley-Big Rock); Fire Science – Zachary Overmyer (Yorkville) and Hayley Hinterlong (Serena); Graphic Communications – Melissa Tassone (Sandwich); Health Occupations Exploring – Joseph Runkle (Yorkville); Health Occupations CNA – Caitlyn Wise (Serena) and Brittany Durancik (Yorkville); Law Enforcement – Paul Schultz (Sandwich) and Michael Aviles (Leland); Sports Medicine/Management – Brandon Franciscy (Sandwich) and Trey Jansen (Sandwich); Welding and Fabrication – Kyle Pearson (Sandwich). The following students were recognized as Most Improved in their program areas: Building Trades – Cesar Montiel (Plano); Computer Technology – Ariel Garcia (Sandwich); Cosmetology – Kasey Mikalajunas (Yorkville); Early Childhood Development – Rachel Burke-Franz (Earlville); Graphic Communications – Abby Mitchell (Sandwich); Welding and Fabrication – Joel King (Earlville). Indian Valley Vocational Center is a career center for high school juniors and seniors located in Sandwich. Eleven school districts (Earlville, Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek, Leland, Newark, Paw Paw, Plano, Sandwich, Serena, Somonauk, Yorkville) participate in the Indian Valley cooperative which offers 15 career and technical programs. Learn more about Indian Valley Vocational Center and its career programs by visiting

Sycamore High School music programs earn state rankings The Sycamore High School Music Department was recently awarded fourth place in the IHSA Music Sweepstakes competition for Class A schools. This is the third time in four years that the school has placed in the top five in Class A, and it is the 10th top-10 finish in 11 years. The Sycamore High School Orchestra program received second place for its solo and ensemble competition, Class A, performances. The IHSA Solo/Ensemble Festival took place in March at Harvard High School. Band, choir and orchestra students performed as soloists and in small groups. The IHSA Organizational Festival was held at Belvidere North High School in April. At this festival, larger ensembles such as orchestras, bands, jazz bands, choirs and jazz choirs performed. The scores from both of these festivals are tabulated by IHSA to determine sweepstakes winners. “This is a great achievement for the program because it is one that every music student who partici-

Preschool sign-up under way Federated Preschool is enrolling students for the fall. The program offers a pre-kindergarten five-day morning only class, a threeday morning or afternoon class and a two-day morning class to accommodate family needs and schedules. The school is located 612 W. State St. in Sycamore School begins Sept. 3. For information, call 815764-9473.

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The Sycamore High School orchestra program and the music department as a whole received honors from the IHSA. pated can take some responsibility for,” department chair Scott Mertens said. “Many of our students have received significant individual honors through All-District and

All-State selections, but this particular award would not be possible without the efforts of every music student. Through participation in solos, small ensembles and large en-

sembles, these students demonstrated accountability and excellence in a way that speaks well of their community and their school.” The high school bands are led

by Ken Goodman, the orchestras are led by Ken Tonaki, the choral groups are led by Drayton Eggleson and the music department is chaired by Scott Mertens.

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Tell children about sex before they are active Dear Abby: I became sexually active at an extremely young age. I know my whole life would be different, as well as my children’s lives, had I just known better. I have a 4-year-old daughter, a 7-yearold son and a 12-year-old stepson. I want desperately to protect them from making the same mistakes I did. I feel like the best way to prevent this is to speak openly about sex. The closest anyone ever came to speaking to me about sex was my grandfather (of all people!), who gave me a Dear Abby booklet that was written to inform kids about sex. Even though I was embarrassed when he gave it to me and I ran back to my room to hide, I still read the

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips whole thing from front to back. It was interesting, but unfortunately, it was too late. I have always wished I would have been given that booklet a couple of years sooner. This was about 15 years ago. Is there any chance you know the book I’m talking about and where I could find a few to pass on to my children? Obviously, the family around me were not comfortable speaking of sex. Please know how grateful I am even all this time later that you provided my grandfather with a way to reach out to me.

– Grateful in Houston Dear Grateful: Many parents find the subject of sex a difficult one to raise with their children, so they postpone it. As happened in your case, that discussion often comes after it is too late. Because children are now maturing at earlier ages, these discussions should be part of an ongoing dialogue that begins before puberty. My booklet is written to help “break the ice” and start the discussion more easily. It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in

the price. It would be helpful for you to review the booklet again so you can prepare beforehand to answer questions or guide the conversation. Among the important topics included in my booklet are: “How old must a girl be before she can get pregnant?” “How old must a boy be before he can father a child?” “What time of the month is a girl 100 percent safe?” and “Can a girl get pregnant the first time she has sex?” Also included is a section on various sexually transmitted diseases and what to do if you think you may have one. This is extremely important because STDs need to be treated right away, and not doing so can have lifelong

consequences. Knowledge is power. The more information children receive, the better they will be prepared for making intelligent, informed decisions. Dear Abby: My husband passed away 10 weeks ago. I plan on wearing my wedding ring for the remainder of my life. Your opinion would be appreciated. – Grieving Widow in Texas Dear Grieving Widow: Allow me to offer my sympathy for the loss of your husband. Because the ring brings you comfort, you may wear it as long as you wish.

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Strength and power training are key to aging Dear Dr. K: What’s the difference between strength training and power training? Do I need both? Dear Reader: Before I make the distinction, let’s remember why strength and power training are important. Starting at about age 30, we start losing muscle mass. That’s called “sarcopenia.” By the time we’re 70, we can expect to have lost about 25 percent of the muscle mass we had at age 30. Right now, there’s little to nothing we can do about this, except to exercise. Let’s start with strength training (sometimes called resistance training or weight training). Strength-training exercises build muscle by harnessing resistance against an

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff opposing force. The resistance can come from your body, or from free weights, elasticized bands or specialized machines. Putting more than the usual amount of load on your muscles makes them stronger. Because the muscles being exercised are attached to underlying bone, these exercises strengthen bones as well. You should do strength training on at least two non-consecutive days each week. I alternate strength training with aerobic training, every other day. (One day a week I

do neither, but I’m not recommending you do likewise.) Strength training isn’t just for those in search of buff bodies or bulked-up muscles. It also boosts the strength needed for daily tasks like walking a few blocks or climbing stairs. Just about any activity becomes easier with stronger muscles. Particularly after age 60, we are vulnerable to stumbling and falling if aging has robbed us of strength. As you climb stairs and your legs start to tire, for example, with your next step the toes of your foot might not quite clear the stair, causing you to stumble. Power training is proving to be just as important as strength training in maintaining or

restoring function. As the name suggests, power training is aimed at increasing power. Power is a product of both strength and speed. Optimal power reflects how quickly you can exert force to produce the desired movement. Faced with a four-lane intersection, you may have enough strength to walk across the street. But it’s power, not just strength, that can get you across all four lanes of traffic before the light changes. Likewise, power can prevent falls by helping you react swiftly if you start to lose your balance. As we age, muscle power fades even more swiftly than strength does. So exercises that can produce gains in power become especially

important later in life. Some power moves are strength-training exercises done at a faster speed. Others rely on the use of a weighted vest. You wear the vest while performing certain exercises that are aimed at improving functions such as bending, reaching, lifting and rising from a seated position. I’ve put two strength-training exercises on my website. You can add an optional “power move” to reap the benefits of both strength and power training. These activities can be done at home or on the road, and they require no special equipment.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Parent must listen and respond with wisdom Dr. Wallace: I am a single parent and that means I must be both mother and father to my daughter who is 9 months old. I’ve been reading your column for a long time, and I really respect your views. Now I need some advice. Can you tell me the most important things that I should be aware of so I can be a good parent and raise a happy and well-adjusted daughter. – Mom, Baltimore, Md. Mom: Always express love to your daughter. Love given is almost always returned, stronger than ever. Love is all encompassing. It is compassion, trust, respect, affection, charity and devoted attachment, all rolled into one word.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Next, I would encourage open communication at all times on all subjects. A parent must never be too busy or too tired or too anything to listen to a child and to respond with wisdom. Always remember, there are no stupid questions – they are just questions that require intelligent answers. Dr. Wallace: I’m a 13-yearold girl with a huge problem, and I need your help fast. My best girlfriend and I had a disagreement (call it an argument), and for one whole

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TODAY – Success in a variety of important areas is indicated for you in the year ahead. Of course, much will depend upon the methods you use. Never give less than your best. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – There is a strong probability that a new arrival will show you how to circumvent a problem that has been blocking your path for far too long. It’s about time! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You’re likely to get an opportunity to help a good friend by showing him or her how to see the good in people instead of just the bad. It’s counsel your pal has long needed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – People who know you well respect the fact that your word can be relied upon. You might get some proof of this faith today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Even though a reward you receive might be small in terms of dollars and cents, the respect and acknowledgement that it signifies will be worth much more in the long run. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You’ll be adept at handling your personal affairs as well as good at advising friends and associates on how to handle their own complicated lives. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – If you have to make a decision between being practical or compassionate regarding something involving a close friend, choose the latter. Everything will work out, and you’ll feel good about yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You are likely to get an opportunity to develop a relationship with someone whom you’ve long desired to know. This person will be able to open doors for you that are currently locked. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Through an unusual set of circumstances, something might transpire that will stimulate your ambitions. You’re likely to realize that you can follow someone’s example and achieve something big. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – The main reason companions give credence to what you say is that you clearly follow your own advice, and it works. Keep doing what you’re doing. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Much-needed changes in your domestic life will at last take place. Even though things may not end up exactly as you wished, it’ll be close enough. Don’t sweat the details. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – A friendly interaction with a knowledgeable person should turn out to your liking. This person will have a steadying effect that will be extremely constructive. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Generally speaking, you should be rather lucky when it comes to matters pertaining to money. This will include not only your primary earnings, but income from a second source as well.

week we haven’t spoken to each other. Both of us are very stubborn, but I’m tired of waiting for her to make the first move. What would be the easiest way to bring an “olive branch” to her and yet save face? – Consuelo, El Centro, Calif. Consuelo: Making peace with a good friend is very important. Forget “saving face.” Buy a card that says something like, “I miss you.” Mail it to her and after you’re sure she’s received it, contact her and say, “I’m sorry. Let’s be best friends again.” Dr. Wallace: After reading a student’s comments about enjoying cigarettes, I feel compelled to respond. My son was a bright


student. While in the U.S. Navy, he studied and became a personnel man. After being discharged, he held good jobs with several good companies. He enjoyed his work very much. My son had smoked since his early teens. After a cough developed, he immediately quit smoking, but it was too late. He was diagnosed with lung cancer, and we lost him two months later. Everything was going his way. He had a wonderful job, a new home and a terrific family, and he was too young to die. I sincerely hope my letter will convince young adults to be tobacco-free. Teens often feel that they are invincible, but they, too, are only flesh

and blood and vulnerable to the destruction of tobacco. – Mother, Milwaukee, Wis. Mother: I appreciate your message to teenagers. Thanks for taking the time to sound a warning to young adults by sharing a personal experience. Sadly, about 50 million Americans smoke and, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, smoking causes about 440,000 premature deaths a year. These are staggering statistics.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at He will answer as many letters as possible in this column.


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Audition the auction to place the cards Lea Michele, an actress and singer, said, “I didn’t know I could sing until I auditioned for ‘Les Miserables.’ My friend was auditioning, and I wanted to audition too.” Many bridge players would find out that the game isn’t as hard as they thought if they spent longer auditioning every auction, asking themselves what each call means. In today’s deal, how should South plan the play in four spades? West leads the diamond ace, continues with the diamond king (East dropping the queen), and follows with the diamond jack. When North entered the auction following an opposing pre-empt, he assumed that his partner had six or seven points. Here, South had slightly more than that, so jumped to three spades. It was borderline, but he was assured of at least an eight-card fit and had three working honors. Note also East’s play at trick one. If he had dropped the queen under his partner’s ace, that would have shown either a singleton or the queen and the jack. The bidding marks West with six diamonds and East with two. So if South ruffs the third diamond low in the dummy, surely East will overruff. And then declarer will also lose a club trick. Similarly, if South ruffs the third diamond high with dummy’s spade king, he will lose two diamonds, one spade and one club. Instead, declarer should discard dummy’s automatic club loser. He wins the next trick (perhaps overruffing East if West perseveres with a fourth round of diamonds), draws trumps, and takes a safe club ruff in the dummy. His 10 tricks are five spades, two hearts, two clubs and the club ruff.


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Making a mural at KC

KC’s Peterson awarded IMACC scholarship Kishwaukee College student Clayton Peterson has been selected to receive the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges Memorial Fund Scholarship. Peterson, a graduate of Indian Creek High School, will receive a $1,250 scholarship from IMACC. The IMACC Memorial Fund Scholarship is awarded each spring to students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges who have completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework at a community college, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and plan to pursue mathematics or mathematics education as their major. Eligible students must write a personal statement, include college transcripts, and be recommended by a current member of IMACC or faculty from an institutional member. Clayton Peterson graduated from Kishwaukee College in May and plans to transfer to Northern Illinois University to continue his education and preparation to become a high school mathematics teacher. While at Kishwaukee, Peterson was a member of Phi

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Theta Kappa Honor Society and was a nominee for Most Distinguished Member of that international organization. He maintained a 4.0 GPA at the college. He also was a tutor in the Developmental MathematClayton ics Embedded Tutor Program Peterson at the college. As an embedded tutor, Peterson attended a remedial algebra class to model successful classroom behavior and take notes, assist the instructor as needed, plus hold office hours and review sessions. KC mathematics faculty member Laurie Hoecherl had Peterson as a student for three semesters in her Calculus I, II, and III classes. “Clayton is a great example of a wellrounded student who excels academically yet still finds time to be involved with tutoring and honor society service projects, in his community, and with his family,” Hoecherl said in a news release. “He will be an excellent teacher!”

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Four young area artists recently worked with artist Randy Halverson to create a mural in a classroom at Kishwaukee College. Nupur Brahmbhatt and Noelle Simone, both of Sycamore, Nya Jencks of DeKalb and Megan Thiravong of Rochelle painted the mural, designed by Halverson, during the week of June 24 as part of the “Make A Mural” class offered through the KC Continuing Education Kids’ College program. Halverson worked with the students, teaching them the trompe l’oeil style of realistic, three-dimensional painting. The mural includes the college’s mascot, cougars, logos and landscape. Halverson is pictured with the students in front of the mural.

School library grant

Summer camp field trip

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The DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Sandwich School District for the high school and middle school to update their library management software. The new software, Destiny Library Manager, also will be accessible to students online and outside of school, making it easier for them to place holds on books and check their account status. Increased access to the catalog, the ability to recommend books to friends and to review titles will be some of the new features for students and faculty. Pictured are DCCF Board representative Alethia Hummel, Alison Personette of Sandwich High School and Beth Butler of Sandwich Middle School.

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Students in the Sandwich Pre-K Summer Camp went on a field trip to the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville. They explored various hands-on activities at the museum, including a water center, musical instruments, block area, a wind tunnel and others. Students Autumn Ziemba, Cash White, Sundara Weber, Sarah Zarko, Owen Van Haag, Alex Walsh and Angel Romero are pictured in the “mirror room.”

Circle the petroglyph that comes next in each row.

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any thousands of years ago, before books or newspapers, people painted pictures on rocks to tell about things that happened. No one is exactly sure what they all mean, but most likely these rock pictures told stories, recorded important events and provided decoration.

Try to answer the questions below. All the answers can be found on today’s Kid Scoop page! 1. What does glyph mean? a. an alien from the planet Glyphon b. picture c. hiccup

These rock pictures are called petroglyphs (pet-row-glifs). Glyphs means “pictures” and petro means “rock.”

2. Petroglyphs can be found: a. on Mars b. only in the desert c. all over the world Standards Link: Math: Probability: Extend simple patterns.

These pictures can be found all over the world. The petroglyphs shown here are copies of ones found on cliffs in the desert of the American southwest.

Imagine that you found all these pictures on the same rock. Write a story that you think the rock carver might have been trying to tell.

Draw a line from each word to its picture:


Standards Link: Writing Applications Write narratives that provide a context within which an action takes place. History: Students describe what is known through archeological studies of early humankind.

strich eggs are seen in many rock paintings by African Bushmen. With their thick, sturdy shells, the eggs were used for bowls, cups, jewelry and even to store water. How can you store water in an ostrich egg? Read the petroglyph story to find out. Then use the code to see if your story is the same.


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C A R V G R E T A W D E T U L F R E S S E P L A Y E R C O H T E E H P Y H L C E N E R N H O G I A L I H O W O R R F R L A S T L N T A F V S P F S F S E S S E O S K C O R P V E R T Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
















How many petroglyph dogs can you find on this page?






Exclamation Search

Pick three pages of the newspaper, each from a different section. Count the exclamation points on each page. At some schools, children Graph your results. are not allowed to wear Which part of the certain tee shirts because newspaper uses the of what the shirts say. most exclamation points? Take a poll: Ask your friends and family if they think children should be able to wear any kind of tee shirt they want. Graph your results on the above tee shirts. Standards Link: Math/Data Standards Link: Math/Data Analysis: Summarize and display data in a graph.

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

Analysis: Summarize and display data in a graph.

Prehistoric News Clip different words from the newspaper to create a “stone age” headline. Write a story to go with your headline. Can you retell the story with pictures instead of words?

3. Which of these things did Bushmen NOT use ostrich eggs for? a. bowls b. storing water c. shoes 4. Bushmen live in: a. Asia b. Africa c. France 5. Petroglyphs may have been used to: a. tell stories b. remember important events c. decorate d. all of the above 6. The petroglyph of the flute player on this page is a copy of one found in: a. the New York symphony b. the southwestern United States c. Hawaii 7. At some schools children are not allowed to wear: a. shoes b. socks c. tee shirts with certain pictures and words Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Answer questions by connecting literal information found in, and inferred from, text.

Standards Link: Writing Analysis: Write brief expository essays that contain main idea and supporting details. Visual Arts: Understand the visual art in relation to history and cultures.

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