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4-H show not just about farming Student ventures include robotics, visual arts talk in front of crowds,” Govig said. Public speaking is not the only skill 4-H helps members develop. Self-driven learning and communication are other skills that some 4-H leaders find important to cultivate in a rapidly changing world. Those skills were on full display at the organization’s annual 4-H General Project Show in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau building. The show started Wednesday and continues today. The organization focused

By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Speaking in front of crowds used to make Nolan Govig nervous, but 4-H helped him overcome his fear. The Indian Creek Middle School eighth-grader has been part of one of the 19 4-H youth clubs in DeKalb County for five years. Govig, 13, gained enough confidence through the club to read a paper he wrote at his school’s basketball game. “4-H has really helped me to

on agricultural activities when it began more than 100 years ago. It was meant to educate rural youths and connect them with developing agriculture technology. Some members today have a rural background, such as Govig who works on a farm in Malta. 4-H now has expanded its service to urban and suburban communities. Their members work on more than 170 types of projects including robotics, computers and the visual arts. The organization’s name represents their values: head,

heart, hands and health. For the General Project Show this year, 4-H members brought in projects that required their head and hands. The projects included visual arts, photography, clothing and food. In order to be part of 4-H, members have to choose one project to work on for a year. A conference judge specializing in the kind of project the members choose sits with them and discusses the project. Afterward, the members

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Jaylene Jennings, 18, a 10-year member of 4-H, has her stained glass piece judged by Julie Sorensen during judging day Wednesday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. The 4-H club is for youths ages 8 to 18. The four H’s stand for head, heart, health and hands.

Deal on student loans reached

First local sweet corn hits local farm stands

Senate vote may be as early as today The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Heading off a costly increase for returning college students, a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal Wednesday that would offer students better rates on their loans this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years. The deal would offer students lower interest rates through the 2015 academic year, but then rates were expected to climb above where they were when students left campus this spring. The interest rates would be linked to the financial markets, but Democrats won a protection for students that rates would never climb higher than 8.25 percent for undergraduate students. Graduate students would not pay rates higher than 9.5 percent and parents’ rates would top out at 10.5 percent. Under the deal, all undergraduates this fall would borrow at 3.85 percent interest rates. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent and parents would borrow at 6.4 percent. Those rates would climb as the economy improves and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. A vote on the agreement could come as early as today, although it could be pushed back to the middle of next week depending on the Senate calendar.

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Christi Bedell picks out sweet corn with her daughter, Celia Bedell, 3, and her son, Spencer Bedell, 1, on Wednesday, the first day of sweet corn sales at Wiltse Farm in Maple Park. The sweet corn is picked fresh daily. By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Growing sweet corn is a weather game for local farmers, and this season the rain has helped some crops and delayed others. Wiltse’s Farm in Maple Park has received more inquiries about its sweet corn than usual this year, and the rainy weather has helped with its crops, said Patty Marco, a Wiltse’s Farm’s employee and Wiltse family member.

Last season’s drought made cultivation difficult, but the sweet corn this year is looking good enough that people should try to get some as soon as they can, she said. They shouldn’t count on the sweet corn lasting for the rest of the year, she said. “If it’s coming good right now, get out and get it,” Marco said. Wiltse’s Farm workers started picking and selling sweet corn Wednesday. Although the rain helped their sweet corn crop, it

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Local sweet corn providers: Available now n Wiltse’s Farm Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Location: 50 W. 379 Route 38, Maple Park n Yaeger’s Farm Market Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Location: 14643 Route 38, DeKalb Coming soon n Phillips Family Farm

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Location: 17735 Chicago Road, Big Rock n Wessels Family Farm Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday Location: Intersection of Routes 23 and 30, Waterman n Johnson’s Sweet Corn, Pumpkin Stand and Corn Maze Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday Location: 1765 W. State St., Sycamore

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. How to Avoid Financial Exploitation: 12:15 p.m. at DeKalb Senior Activity Center, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Free. RSVP to 815-7584718. Meet the Author: 2 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Young adults come for refreshments and Q&A time with Deanna Frances, author of “Taking Chances.” www.somonauklibrary. org or 815-498-2440. KishHealth Laboratories Open House: 4 to 6 p.m. at KishHealth Laboratories Patient Service Center, 2111 Midlands Court, Suite 202, DeKalb. An open house of the new patient service center. www. kishhospital.org/laboratory Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Courage, Attitude, Resources & Encouragement Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Health Care, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. CARE is for patients with cancer or other serious illness and for family members. www.kishhospital.org. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. La Leche League of DeKalb County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries store Community Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Call Dawn at 815-5171067. Visit www.lllusa.org/IL/ WebDeKalbIL.html. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb. Email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at markpietrowski@gmail.com, call 815-762-2054 or visit www. dekalbcountydemocrats.org. Tween Craft – Travel Bags: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For ages 10 to 14. Limit 12. Register in person, online, call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email darcyt@dkpl.org. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. Call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. DeKalb County Marines Corps League, officers, detachment and auxiliary: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. For information, contact Peter May at sneakypete2@hotmail.com or 815-761-7732, or call 815-756-6625. www.dekalbcountymarines.com. Mothers and More Program Night: 7 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center Community Room, 12 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. RSVP at mothersandmoredekalbcounty@ gmail.com; www.mothersandmore. org/chapters/DekalbCounty. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Call 815-9014474 or 815-566-3580. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.

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8 TODAY’S TALKER

Blue Man Group holds open auditions The Associated Press

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Blue Man Group hopeful Dan Plehal (left) auditions July 10 in Chicago. The Blue Man Group held an open casting call with hopes of adding new members for touring groups. gas on Wednesday and in New York in November. In Chicago, the dozens who joined Poulin on the first day showcased their acting abilities and drumming experience, if any, with the Blue Man Group’s music director. Poulin admitted he’s rarely done any drumming. “He kind of just let me follow some basic stuff he was doing,” Poulin said. “I didn’t go too far beyond that. I wasn’t going to try to embarrass myself.” Lucky for Poulin, it turns out that while drumming is a major part of Blue Man Group productions, actually being

a good drummer isn’t crucial for auditions. “It’s really about the character coming out through drumming,” said Jeff Quay, who is associate music director for Blue Man Group and ran the music section of the Chicago auditions. “Rarely am I looking for good technique, just a guy who can take direction well, but has good listening skills.” Blue Man Group staff members give the applicants an initial grade. While about 77 hopefuls showed up for open casting in Chicago, less than half made it to call-backs the next day.

Year after Colo. shooting, gun debate rages By NICHOLAS RICCARDI The Associated Press DENVER – The last time Colorado enacted gun control measures was in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and once the laws were on the books there was little acrimony. The state’s latest batch of gun control laws – coming after a gunman’s deadly rampage at a suburban Denver movie theater a year ago – has sparked a struggle over guns that shows little signs of fading. Gun rights advocates are trying to recall two state senators who backed the package, and dozens of GOP county sheriffs are suing to overturn it. “This is going to remain a political hot potato for Democrats for many, many months,” said gun-rights activist Ari Armstrong. Ironically, in the months after the gunman’s shooting spree left 12 people dead and injured 70 others, there was little public discussion of gun control here. The shooting at a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” occurred in a key swing county in one of the most hotly-contested battleground states in last year’s presidential election. But President Barack Obama, seek-

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By SCOTT EISEN CHICAGO – Patrick Poulin alternates between sitting and standing in the lobby of Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre, nervously flipping back and forth through the pages of his application to join the Blue Man Group alongside dozens of other hopefuls who have come to audition for the theatrical spectacle. “Anything that keeps me performing would be a blessing. ... If I can be on stage making people laugh or entertained, it would be a dream,” said Poulin, 25, who moved to Chicago from Boston to work in the city’s comedy scene and theaters. At 6-foot-1, Poulin meets the Blue Man Group’s requirement to be at least 5-foot10, but no taller than 6-foot-2. Blue Man Group started with three friends in New York more than two decades ago and has grown from an off-Broadway show to also have productions in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla. A tour will soon take Blue Men to stops in cities like Atlantic City, N.J.; Durham, N.C.; Lincoln, Neb.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Portland, Maine; and Kennewick, Wash. And international versions of the percussive show – with its three tall, bald, blue actors – are going to Australia, Brazil and Germany. Blue Man Group is also featured on some Norwegian Cruise Line ships. About 60 actors play Blue Men around the world and producers are always looking for new performers. This summer they hosted the Chicago audition and they held auditions in Las Ve-

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ing re-election, did not bring up gun control in a state that cherishes its western frontier image. Neither did most Colorado Democrats. It wasn’t until December’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left 20 first-graders and six adults dead that gun control rose in prominence. By March, Colorado became the only state outside the Democratic Party’s coastal bases to pass sweeping gun control measures, including universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines. After the Columbine attack, voters closed a loophole that allowed buyers of firearms at gun shows to evade background checks. In the wake of the Aurora massacre, the prospects for more gun control in this libertarian-minded state seemed shaky at best. Soon after police say a former neuroscience graduate student named James Holmes, armed with a rifle and a high-capacity magazine able to hold 100 bullets, wreaked his carnage, the Democratic lawmaker whose district is home to the Century 16 movie theater where the shooting took place began drafting gun control bills, hoping Coloradans would be more receptive to them. They weren’t. “There was a sense of

political fear,” recalled state Rep. Rhonda Fields, who became a legislator after her son and his girlfriend were shot to death in 2005 to stop him from testifying at a murder trial. In a television interview days after the shooting, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper cast doubt on the effectiveness of new gun control laws. Despite a push by gun control groups and some relatives of those slain in Aurora, moderators at the presidential debates didn’t bring up the topic. Craig Hughes, a top adviser to Obama’s Colorado campaign, said it felt inappropriate to raise the issue while emotions were so raw. “The right course here was to not politicize it,” he said. Hickenlooper said he had quiet conversations around the state after that and was struck by wide support for universal background checks. In November, Democrats won both the state House and Senate as Colorado helped re-elect Obama. And on Dec. 12, Hickenlooper declared that “the time is right” to talk about gun control. Two days later in Connecticut, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother, then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire before killing himself.

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Ousted Metra CEO describes rough Ill. politics The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – A former California transit executive tapped to clean up Chicago’s scandal-tarnished Metra commuter rail agency said Wednesday he was pushed out barely two years into the job for doing exactly that and resisting pressure from some of Illinois’ most powerful politicians. Alex Clifford was allowed to speak publicly for the first time Wednesday about his lucrative buyout, which critics have called hush money and a waste of taxpayer funds. Clifford alleged that House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed Metra staff for a pay raise for a political pal and that Madigan and another politician also sought patronage hires. Clifford also described an episode in which he was asked to simply write a $50,000 check to an organization of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s choosing. When he refused, Clifford said he got

a taste of Illinois politics at its worst. In hiring a new director, Metra’s board had searched for “somebody who would be squeaky clean and not tainted by, if you will, Illinois politics,” Clifford said. He was just a year into the job when Madigan pushed for a campaign contributor to get a pay raise at his Metra job. “This is my first ... experience with things that I’ve heard about Illinois politics but not yet experienced,” Clifford said of that incident. Clifford was speaking to the Regional Transportation Authority board, which is auditing the severance deal, under which he could get up to $718,000. His appearance came after Metra was pressured to partially release him from a confidentiality agreement. Clifford was hired in February 2011, after Metra’s former executive director was accused of defrauding the agency out of about $475,000. The scandal

prompted the federal government to restrict the rail agency’s access to federal funds, a serious blow to one of the nation’s largest commuter rail networks as it was struggling to make needed capital improvements. Hiring Clifford was a central plank of the reform program Metra presented to the Federal Transit Administration to get those funding restrictions lifted. Clifford, a former Marine who rose through the ranks at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he took that reform mandate seriously but was ultimately pushed out by several Metra board members who he says were angered by the course he was taking. “This whole thing is a classic Chicago tragedy,” said transportation researcher Joseph Schwieterman of DePaul University. “We’ve pushed for reform and now we’ve proved that we’re not ready for it.”

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Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford testifies Wednesday before the Regional Transit Authority board in Chicago. Clifford is appearing to answer questions about his dealings with Illinois politicians.


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Target, Salvation Army assist back-to-school shopping “I’m on a tight budget as a single parent, so this helps out a lot.”

By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Back-to-school shopping can be expensive for a mother like Irma Rangel, who has three daughters – Ester, Thia and Margarita – enrolling in DeKalb schools this fall. “This is a big family, so this is a big help,” Rangel said. “It’s a huge blessing to get this help.” Ester, Thia, and Margarita Rangel were three of 10 children who participated in a back-to-school buying session sponsored by Target and the DeKalb Salvation Army. Each child received an $81 gift card that they could use on any school supplies in the Target store at 2555 Sycamore Road. Nationwide, Target gives the Salvation Army $1 million in gift cards for back-to-school shopping, according to a joint statement from the two groups.

Vickie Hughes said about the back-to-school buying session sponsored by Target “It’s great to see the community support the children who need help and give them the opportunity to continue their education,” said DeKalb Salvation Army Capt. Alisha Cho. Callie Beckford, the senior team lead at Target in DeKalb, expressed similar sentiments. “We definitely try to partner up with the community, like the Salvation Army as well as other schools ... so that we can definitely promote education and literacy in the schools,” Beckford said. Parents such as Rangel and Vickie Hughes navigated the

8BRIEFS meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. today to discuss planning for Hopkins Pool. The workshop will be in the Terrace Room at the Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road. For months, DeKalb commissioners had been planning a $5 million replacement pool that would fit within the existing Hopkins Park pool facility. Plans for the renovated pool would reduce the maximum number of people allowed in the pool from 1,400 to 1,100. But after the April elections brought three new commissioners to the board, the commissioners slowed the planning process.

Construction starts on Annie Glidden Road DeKALB – Construction on Annie Glidden Road between Fairview and Bellevue drives is expected to continue until Sept. 22, according to a news release. Drivers are asked to use caution in that area. Crews are widening the south-bound lane and extending pipe culverts, among other things, the release states. Curran Contracting is working on this $381,526 project. Any questions or concerns about the project can be directed to the DeKalb County Engineer’s Office at 815-7569513.

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Fun fair supports Pay-It-Forward House

Man beats clerk for not carrying XXXL tank tops

SYCAMORE – Pay-It-Forward House will host its annual fun fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 719 Somonauk St., Sycamore. Meet Me at the Fair is designed to thank the community for its support and to provide an opportunity to lean more about the house and its mission, according to a news release. The house welcomes families nationwide who have a loved one receiving medical attention in DeKalb County. The free event includes silent auctions, food, live entertainment and games. It is sponsored by Kindred Hospital-Sycamore, The Ideal Foundation, Resource Bank, Kishwaukee Health Systems, National Bank & Trust Co., and Upstaging Inc.

CHICAGO – Authorities said a store clerk in Chicago was beaten with a baseball bat after telling an angry patron that the retailer didn’t carry extended-size tank tops. Chicago police said a man went into a store on the city’s far west side Tuesday morning and asked if it stocked the sleeveless shirts in size 3XL. The 51-year-old clerk told the man that the store didn’t carry the size. Investigators said that’s when the customer pulled out a baseball bat and started beating the employee. Police said Wednesday morning that no arrests have been made. The clerk was treated at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center for head lacerations and later released.

Special meeting to focus on Hopkins Pool DeKALB – The DeKalb Park Board will hold a special

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aisles of Target clutching lists of what supplies to buy from their respective schools. “This is very important because it helps out. I’m on a tight budget as a single parent, so this helps out a lot,” said Hughes, who is buying for her daughter, Tamia. “We’re not going to get any clothes or anything, just the school supplies.” Tamia Hughes, who will be entering the seventh grade at Sycamore Middle School, said she looks forward to getting involved in sports, specifically poms and basketball. Ester Rangel said she was very excited to enter fifth grade at Jefferson Elementary School, saying she wants to meet new people and learn more about science. “It’s smart for us to move onto a better grade and learn more,” Ester said. “I think it’s best if we keep on working and working.”

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Tamia Hughes, 12, and her mother, Vickie Hughes, pick out school supplies Wednesday at the Target in DeKalb. Tamia will be starting seventh grade Aug. 21 at Sycamore Middle School.


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Madigan will not discuss dad’s role in 2014 decision The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Speaking publicly for the first time since announcing she wouldn’t run for Illinois governor, Attorney General Lisa Madigan was tight-lipped Wednesday about what conversations – if any – she had with her father before she made her decision. Madigan ended months of speculation Monday when she said she wouldn’t challenge Gov. Pat Quinn, a fellow Democrat, in 2014. In an emailed statement, she said she never planned to run if her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, remained in his job. The comment raised questions about whether the speaker – who has held his position for 28 of his 42 years in the Illinois House – had contemplated stepping down so his daughter could run.

Asked Wednesday if they had discussed that possibility, Lisa Madigan wouldn’t say. “As you can imagine there’s a process I went through in terms of evaluating how I could best continue to serve the people of the state of Illinois,” she said at an unrelated event in Chicago. “Obviously, that involved private conversations Lisa Madigan that I will not be going through with you publicly.” Steve Brown, spokesman for Michael Madigan, declined to comment. Lisa Madigan’s comments came on the same day the Regional Transportation Authority heard testimony from the former CEO of the Metra commuter rail service about

his dealings with Illinois politicians, including Michael Madigan. Alex Clifford has said Michael Madigan asked Clifford’s staffers to give a pay raise to a Metra employee who was a contributor to political campaigns benefiting the speaker. Clifford said the request betrayed a “moral and ethical flaw,” but Brown said Madigan did nothing improper. Asked if her father had ever asked her to hire someone or give someone a raise, Lisa Madigan repeatedly said she doesn’t deal with hiring. She also said she didn’t see a problem with the state having an attorney general and House speaker from the same family, even though she said Monday “the state would not be well served” by such an arrangement if it involved a governor and the speaker.

Bob Motta, who along with his wife Alison, is representing Garcia in the extradition case and his prosecution in Nebraska. “The game is afoot. The state [Nebraska] has a heavy burden and we’re going to put it to the test.” Motta declined to go into details of the Nebraska case after Wednesday’s 15-minute hearing. But he bristled at suggestions by Nebraska authorities that Garcia showed traits of a serial killer, calling that “patently absurd.” Garcia was arrested in Illinois on Monday after a traffic stop on Interstate 57 and was being held without bond. Douglas County, Neb., prosecutor Don Kleine said Wednesday that Nebraska law enforcement officials will pick up Garcia in Illinois and bring him back to Nebraska by the end of the week. “I expect him to be ar-

The ASSOCIATED PRESS JONESBORO – A physician suspected in four slayings in Nebraska and arrested in Illinois is waiving extradition and will return to Omaha to face murder charges. Unshaven and wearing grey striped scrubs and orange slippers, Anthony Garcia offered only short responses during Wednesday’s brief court appearance in southern Illinois’ Union County. “Absolutely, yes,” he said when asked by Circuit Judge Mark Boie if he was returning to Nebraska voluntarily and understood a one-page extradition waiver. A lawyer for the 40-yearold Garcia, who lives in Terre Haute, Ind., denied the allegations. “My client steadfastly professes his innocence,” said

Born: Sept. 21, 1936, in Mason, W.Va. Died: July 17, 2013, in Belvidere, Ill. KIRKLAND – Laura M. Clark, 76, of Kirkland, Ill., died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere. Born Sept. 21, 1936, in Mason, W.Va., the daughter of Charles and Eva (Stewart) Varian, she married Alan J. Clark on July 31, 1956, in New Haven, W.Va. Laura worked for Camcar for more than 20 years and attended First United Methodist Church in Kirkland. She is survived by three sons, Raymond “Scott” (Terry) Clark of Kirkland, Brain (Connie) Clark of Stillman Valley and David (Pamela) Clark of Kirkland; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Alan J. Clark Jr.; four brothers; and five sisters. There will be a private family service. Memorials may be made to any charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Kirkland Chapel. For information or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.OlsonFH.com or call 815-522-3563. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

DeKALB – Frank W. Mucha, 68, of DeKalb, Ill., and Kenosha, Wis., finished his life journey Sunday, July 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family as he walked into eternal light. Frank’s career-life was in corporate liability. His passion was in charitable works and donations

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RICHARD ‘DICK’ PEPIN Born: Nov. 5, 1939, in Chicago Died: July, 15, 2013, in Arlington Heights, Ill. DECATUR – Richard “Dick” Pepin, 73, of Decatur, Ill., passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in Arlington

Heights. Born Nov. 5, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Richard T. and Dorothy (Emmett) Pepin, he was employed as a bus driver for First Student. Dick married Joan Benda on Sept. 17, 1960. He enjoyed ice skating, gardening, woodworking, fishing and canoeing. He loved the outdoors and listening to songs from the ’50s. He loved taking pictures of his children playing sports and showing off his photography. Surviving are his wife, Joan Pepin of Decatur; children, Rick Pepin of Decatur, Lori (Michael) Borak of Genoa and Tim (Trina) Pepin of Snellville, Ga; half-brother, Bill Wagner of Florida; half-sister, Donna (Wagner) Sheppard of Florida; and grandchildren, Amber Pepin, Jonathan Borak, Emily Borak, Sean Pepin, Chelsea Pepin and Brittany Pepin. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and three sisters. A memorial visitation to celebrate Dick’s life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www. dawson-wikoff.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

Born Nov. 19, 1917, on the family farm in Lee County, to Stephen and Caroline (Stommel) Schnorr, she was a 1934 graduate of Rochelle Township High School. Clara married Edwin L. Primrose on Aug. 31, 1935, in Rochelle. They farmed the family farm for many years. Edwin preceded her in death in 1974. Clara was organist at St. James Catholic Church in Lee for more than 20 years. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, entertaining, playing piano, playing cards, writing poems and crocheting. She was active in church groups and Home Extention. She enjoyed watching the Cubs and the Bulls. In later years, she enjoyed the activities at the Hub City Senior Center. Clara is survived by her daughter, Judy (Ted) Willard of DeKalb; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; two sisters, Pauline Swanson of Des Plaines and Helen Rita Abadie of Harahan, La.; two daughters-in-law, Judy and Pat Primrose of Rochelle; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers in infancy; two sons, Ron and Bill; grandson, Paul LeMarr; a great-granddaughter in infancy;

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Scrap delusional immigration bill and start over The Senate has passed an immigration bill, and now all the great and good are urging the Republican-led House to pass it, too. It should decline. That bill would substantially increase immigration into the United States, especially the number of low-skilled immigrants – something that Americans don’t want, that serves no pressing economic need and that will make assimilation harder. The bill’s guest-worker programs subvert civic ideals by creating a large class of people who work here but can’t be full participants in American life. Its provisions against illegal immigration are weak – the Congressional Budget Office’s most optimistic take suggests the bill would reduce future levels by only half – and there is reason to think they will be set aside as previous enforcement promises have been. The status quo, flawed as it is, is preferable to passing this bill. What would be better, though, would be for Congress to pass an alternative. Like the current bill, an alternative would include provisions to enforce the laws against illegal immigration. But it could differ in refusing to simply throw money at the border, and it could take the problem of people who come to the country legally and then overstay their visas more seriously. Also like the current bill, the alternative would include an amnesty for undocumented immigrants, but a less sweeping one, applying only to people whose illegal stay began while they were children and who have otherwise followed the law. This amnesty shares the assumption of the so-called Dream Act proposed in several recent Con-

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru gresses: These people didn’t do anything wrong and have no other home. It would go further than the Dream Act, though because it wouldn’t require young people to go to college or join the military to get permanent-residency rights. The path to citizenship for these young people should be more rapid than the one in the Senate bill, which stretches out the process. The danger of a more sweeping amnesty is it would encourage new illegal entrants by signaling they will eventually be legalized, too. Congress should therefore hold off on that step while making sure enforcement is up and running – and the political forces that are supportive of amnesty have an incentive to make enforcement work rather than subvert it. An alternative should also take a different approach on legal immigration. It should encourage immigration by highly skilled individuals, especially scientists and engineers. It should at the same time cut back on immigration based on reuniting extended families, which is nice but shouldn’t be a national priority. In fact, we should stop reuniting adult siblings altogether until we have brought in the backlog of spouses and children of legal residents. And, finally, the alternative shouldn’t include a guest-worker program. Such a bill might have a better chance of being enacted. It would offer a better chance of enforcement actually taking place. Sup-

porters of the current approach would have a better shot at getting the amnesty they want. And Silicon Valley would have a better chance of getting the high-tech workers it seeks. To make such an alternative a reality, opponents of the current Senate bill have to hold firm and keep anything like it from passing the House. Having then failed for a third time with this approach, supporters of the bill might be willing to try a new one. But opponents would have to do something else, too: Accept a limited amnesty now and a bigger one later. Some House Republicans would surely balk, thinking any amnesty is a retreat from the rule of law. Other Republicans, though, oppose the Senate bill for different reasons. They don’t think every illegal immigrant already here should be deported or have to live in fear of it; they just don’t want today’s amnesty to lead to tomorrow’s. They appreciate bending on this issue could improve their image nationally, especially among Hispanics, and make it more likely they will someday have a Republican Senate and president to work with; they’re just not willing to pass bad legislation for this political purpose. Polls suggest the public favors tougher enforcement, is open to amnesty for some undocumented immigrants and opposes major increases in immigration. The public seems to me to have the right instincts on all these matters, and it can get what it wants if Congress writes a new bill.

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

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Want to reduce welfare? Support D.C.’s living wage bill By HAROLD MEYERSON Special to the Washington Post For Republicans who want to cut the number of food stamp recipients, here’s a helpful suggestion: Support the ordinance passed last week by the D.C. Council, which required big-box stores like Walmart to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour. On average, Walmart pays its workers $12.67 an hour – which means that a huge number of its 1.4 million U.S. employees make a good deal less than that. By paying so little, the Bentonville behemoth impels thousands of its employees to use food stamps to feed their families and Medicaid to pay their doctor bills. It compels taxpayers to pick up a tab that wouldn’t even exist if the company paid its workers enough to get them out of poverty. How many such workers go on the public rolls? Some states occasionally survey where those employees work, and Walmart almost invariably tops their lists. An Ohio tally in 2009 found 15,246 Walmart workers were Medicaid recipients and 12,731 were on food stamps. (McDonald’s came in second in each category.) Last week’s vote by the D.C. Council was just the latest round in the ongoing battle over whether Walmart can open stores in the nation’s largest Northeastern and West Coast cities. The chain has encountered fierce resistance as it has sought to move into New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and now the nation’s capital. Elected officials in those cities have feared America’s largest low-wage employer would compel long-established local

retailers to lower their wages. A study by the Center for Labor Research and Education at the Berkeley campus of the University of California found the opening of just one Walmart store in a county where there previously had been none lowered the wages of general merchandise employees in that county by 1 percent, and grocery employees by 1.5 percent. The counties surveyed did not include those that encompassed the largest East and West Coast cities, where the gap between Walmart’s wages and those of other supermarkets is greatest. But just the possibility that Walmart might receive the go-ahead to open stores in Los Angeles in 2004 compelled the city’s supermarket employee union to accept a management demand to establish a markedly lower pay scale for new hires. When subsequent public opposition to Walmart’s entry kept the chain largely out of L.A., the lower pay scale was eliminated the next time the union’s contract was renegotiated. With Walmart repeatedly failing to gain entry into the nation’s largest and most lucrative consumer markets, its investors might wonder why the company insists on maintaining its one-size-fits-all pay scale. Sam Walton founded and built the business in the rural South, where both the cost of living and the average pay levels were the lowest in the nation. However, it has not significantly adjusted its pay levels to accommodate the higher costs of living workers in the nation’s priciest cities must bear. Twelve bucks an hour goes a lot farther in Bentonville, Ark., than it does in Brooklyn. The executives at

Costco, Walmart’s closest competitor, know how to run a profitable discount chain that pays workers well: Its average hourly wage is more than $19. That’s why there are Costco outlets in the cities where Walmart is still on the outside looking in. By one measure, Walmart’s insistence on bringing Southern wages north contradicts the spirit of Southern regionalism on which many of America’s largest companies have come to rely. Knowing both the cost of living and wage scales are lower in the South, and Southern states’ right-to-work laws effectively blocked workers’ efforts to form unions, Northern manufacturers began opening plants there decades ago. Walmart’s goal is to erase that NorthSouth difference by making every place the South. It commands such a large share of the nation’s retail sector it has compelled its suppliers to lower their own pay scales all along its supply chain to provide lower-cost products. That’s why last week’s vote by the D.C. Council has more than just local importance. Requiring the District of Columbia’s big-box stores to pay a living wage ensures that incomes in this high-cost city won’t be dragged down to the level of those in the low-cost rural South. The council’s vote isn’t the final word: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray still could veto the measure. But with working-class incomes everywhere spiraling downward, he might conclude the Walmart-ization of work – and income – must be stopped at the District of Columbia line.

• Meyerson is editor-at-large of The American Prospect.

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We don’t fundamentally disagree with the push to reduce federal spending that led to the across-theboard cuts known as “sequestration.” But the blunt, across-the-board nature of the reductions have caused hardships that could have been avoided had federal lawmakers been able to reach a bargain with more targeted cuts. The effects are felt even here in DeKalb County. The spending reductions, which took hold in March after federal legislators failed to reach an agreement on how best to reduce federal spending, are meant to cut $85.4 billion in federal spending this year, and $1.1 trillion in federal spending over 10 years. There were some early complaints – furloughs for air traffic controllers were canceled so the nation’s For the record commercial air travelers would not be disrupted, for the blunt, across-theexample. Medicare, Medboard nature of the icaid, Social Security and reductions have caused other entitlement programs hardships that could have were spared. been avoided had federal But many agencies, from lawmakers been able to the Pentagon in Washington reach a bargain with more to the Voluntary Action targeted cuts. Center in DeKalb, were left to try to find a way to absorb the cuts and still offer services that people count on. Locally, that means that the Meals on Wheels program, which receives about 9 percent of its funding from a program authorized by the federal Older Americans Act, has been forced to contract. While their costs have risen, federal funding has shrunk. Meals on Wheels is not a “pork barrel” program that employs a vast bureaucracy. Rather, it relies on volunteers who donate their time and the use of their vehicles to deliver food to about 250 to 280 elderly people in DeKalb County on a given day. Many of the clients say the service is a key factor in helping them remain in their homes, rather than in an institutional home. For some it also provides one of a few opportunities to socialize with others, and also provides a regular source of well-being checks. Already, Saturday meal deliveries have been dropped as a result of funding cuts. About 10 percent of people who apply for the program are directed to a waiting list because of funding restrictions, and that number is expected to climb when the Action Center’s budget is further reduced in October. The service might also be reduced to three days a week, officials say. Hopefully, the Voluntary Action Center can devise innovative ways of fundraising and attracting more donations of time and materials to make the service sustainable. Most programs that receive federal funding are deemed worthy by someone, which is what makes budget reductions unpopular. However, Meals on Wheels is a program that has a tangible benefit to our community – and many across the country – by helping seniors stay in their homes. It is a shame that our representatives in Washington could not reach an agreement that would have allowed targeted cuts, rather than the blunt force of the sequester.

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N.Y. voters should resist return of Spitzer, Weiner Like some bad B-movie about politics, they’re back! But they should go away – and quickly. Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner, each having resigned in disgrace, are now seeking political atonement. New York City voters should resist giving it to them. Spitzer, the former New York governor who stepped down in 2008 over a prostitution scandal, is running for city comptroller. Weiner, who relinquished his job as a U.S. congressman in 2011 after it was discovered he was repeatedly sending explicit photographs of himself to women online, wants to be the city’s mayor. Voters, of course, will have to decide for themselves, although there is no doubt Spitzer and Weiner already have wrapped up the support of one special-interest group – that of late-night comics everywhere. Yet the actions of Spitzer and Weiner were no laughing matters; they were completely dumb and dangerous. Weiner’s known transgressions were not nearly as bad as Spitzer’s, but both men displayed reckless behavior and showed an alarming lack of judgment. Weiner tweeted explicit images of himself that could have been sent to anyone, even those underage, and he initially engaged in a cynical cover-up. Spitzer’s fall was much worse; his actions even more hypocritical. The so-called Sheriff of Wall Street as attorney general, Spitzer had to save himself from prosecution by resigning as governor. Until that point, he had been under federal investigation and faced a number of charges, including hiring prostitutes to bring over state lines, an offense prosecuted under the Mann Act. What seemed improbable a few years ago now appears possible, but neither Spitzer nor Weiner has yet made the case that voters should give them the honor of serving the public’s trust again. Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal

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A Heat Advisory is in efect through Friday evening with heat index values between 100-105. High pressure will remain centered just to our south with very little chance for thunderstorms. Friday will be another hot one, but a cold front will move through in the afternoon with a chance for thunderstorms and a nice cooldown for the weekend.

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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.71” Normal month to date ....................... 2.36” Year to date ......................................... 23.06” Normal year to date ......................... 19.63”

Sunrise today ................................ 5:35 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 8:26 p.m. Moonrise today ........................... 4:21 p.m. Moonset today ............................. 1:25 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 5:36 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 8:26 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow .................. 5:26 p.m. Moonset tomorrow .................... 2:16 a.m.

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Rockford 92/71

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Dixon 92/71

Joliet 92/72

La Salle 92/73 Streator 92/73

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Evanston 89/75 Chicago 92/75

Aurora 92/71

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Waukegan 92/73

Arlington Heights 90/74

DeKalb 92/72

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Peoria 92/72

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Cubs prospect Albert Almora is enjoying a successful season with the Kane County Cougars after suffering a left wrist injury. PAGE B2

SECTION B Thursday, July 18, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

DEKALB VOLLEYBALL

Bemis verbally commits to Miami (Ohio) AP photo

Big Ten, Lions team for new Detroit bowl game The Big Ten and the Detroit Lions have announced a six-year agreement to play a bowl game at Ford Field, and a person familiar with the situation says the Atlantic Coast Conference will provide the opponent. The new bowl will start in the 2014 season and it has not been named or sponsored. The new game could spell the end for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, which has been played in Detroit and tried to match the Big Ten and Mid-American Conference. The Big Ten often would not have enough bowl eligible teams to send one to the Little Caesars Bowl. Ken Hoffman, the executive director of the Little Caesars Bowl, did not return a message seeking comment. The Little Caesars Bowl has been held at Ford Field since 2002. The game was originally called the Motor City Bowl and held at the Silverdome. MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the announcement of the new Detroit bowl was not a surprise, and his league still looks forward to holding its championship game in Detroit. The 2014 season marks the beginning of the new college football playoff, leaving the rest of the bowl scene uncertain as far as which conferences will play where. “We’re all kind of in the process of re-jiggering,” Steinbrecher said. Last season, Northern Illinois became the first MAC team to reach the Bowl Championship Series, playing in the Orange Bowl. That’s an honor the league can try to build on. The person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the new bowl game will be a matchup of Big Ten and ACC teams. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because a formal announcement was to come later. ESPN.com first reported the ACC would be part of the new Detroit Bowl. – Wire report

By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com DeKalb volleyball standout Courtney Bemis already was leaning toward verbally committing to Miami of Ohio, but she wanted to have one last look at the campus when she attended this week’s camp at the Mid-American Conference school. She saw what she needed to see. At the end of camp Wednesday, with a few commits standing next to her

along with the coaching staff, the senior outside hitter informed coach Carolyn Condit that she’d be joining the Redhawks in 2014. “I just wanted to be in camp one more time and just meet some of the incoming players and the players who were already there, and it just felt like the right place, for sure,” Bemis said. “They all cheered, it was kind of fun. [Condit] said how excited she was.” After her senior year, Bemis will join a program that

has qualified for the NCAA tournament twice in the past five years but struggled to a 10-20 record in 2012 while going 4-12 in the MAC. The Daily Chronicle Courtney All-Area first teamer racked Bemis up 270 kills as an outside hitter for the Barbs last season, but she said the Redhawks are looking at her mainly as a middle

blocker, at least for now. “When I was at camp, I was doing a lot of middle stuff and that’s kind of what they’ve been recruiting me as,” Bemis said. “But they also said that you never really know how things are going to end up and people get switched around, people get hurt. Plus, I have experience on the outside with school, so things can end up differently.” B e m i s o r i g i n a l l y v e rbally committed to play for Wisconsin last year, but she

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8KEEP UP ONLINE Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Want the latest from the area’s prep sports scene? Follow our coverage on Facebook by searching for DC Preps or on Twitter at twitter.com/dc_preps. Follow our NIU athletics coverage on Facebook by searching for Huskie Wire or on Twitter at twitter.com/HuskieWire.

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HIAWATHA BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Sign of a champion

8WHAT TO WATCH Golf The British Open, first round, at Muirfield, Scotland, 6 a.m., ESPN The next major championship event kicks off today. Justin Rose is looking to win his second major this season after winning the U.S. Open

said it “wasn’t the right fit anymore” after the Badgers changed coaches. She re-opened her re cruitment in early spring and looked at Alabama and Ball State before picking the Redhawks, with whom she’ll visit the NIU campus every other year. In switching her commitment from Wisconsin to Miami, Bemis has shifted from a program in flux to a stable team.

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Recent Hiawatha graduate Abigail Turner takes a photo of the new road sign on her cellphone Wednesday after the unveiling at Hiawatha in Kirkland. The Hawks’ baseball and softball teams won IHSA regional championship this past school year.

Road signs honor Hiawatha’s regional championship teams By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

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IRKLAND – When anyone comes into Kirkland from the east or west on Route 72, they eventually see the population sign. The sign reads KIRKLAND, with the population of 2000 below the town. By tonight, there will be bigger signs on each side of town below the population sign, honoring the Hawks’ 2013 regional championships

in baseball and softball. Both teams claimed titles May 18, and the signs were unveiled in front of a group of athletes and parents at the high school Wednesday evening. Kirkland Mayor Les Bellah came up with the idea for the signs the night after both programs won their regional crowns. The baseball team beat Hinckley-Big Rock, 6-5, at the Royals’ own regional, while softball topped Alden-Hebron, 3-2, at the Class 1A

Durand Regional. The signs were made last week, and Bellah wanted to make sure his town’s champions were honored. “You drive through all these other towns and see [signs honoring champions], and I really wanted to jump up and make sure that we had one,” Bellah said. “... It’s a pride thing.” Hiawatha hasn’t won many team championships in school history. The softball team’s regional crown was the first since 2008, while the baseball team’s championship was

the first in the program’s history. “I think it’s a great accomplishment. I’ve been here now for eight years. When I first started here, we heard how Kirkland’s struggled over the years with their sports programs in high school,” Hawks baseball coach Sean Donnelly said. “It shows that hard work and dedication for them, that it pays off.” To Donnelly, the signs not only honor both teams, but will help the

See HIAWATHA, page B4

NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

OL Evans has Huskies in top four choices By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge senior offensive lineman Shane Evans has Northern Illinois among this top four college choices and hopes to make a final decision soon. The 6-foot-4, 294-pound Evans spent Wednesday afternoon on campus and said because of NIU’s proximity to his home, and because of the number of friends he has at the school, the Huskies remains in his top four.

The other three: Mid-American Conference rivals Western Michigan and Toledo along with Cincinnati. Evans has narrowed his choices down to four after recently picking up his seventh Division I offer from Cincinnati. He said Wednesday he’ll make a final determination of where he’ll play soon. Evans has also garnered interest from Minnesota after attending a camp there recently. He said an offer could be coming from the Gophers, keeping them in the mix. Ev-

ans also participated in Big Ten camps at Wisconsin and Illinois, but hasn’t gained the same level of interest from those schools as he did with Minnesota. Still, Evans wants to make a decision soon in order to keep Shane Evans his focus on his final high school season. His also has offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio and

Wyoming. “It’s starting to get hard to hold out,” Evans said. “A lot of schools that have offered are really good and I really like them, but I think it’s nice to wait and see the options. But at the same time, I don’t want to wait too long.” Evans said a few schools – including Western Michigan – have reached out to him to say they’re starting to run out of room in their 2014 recruiting class. The Broncos indicated they could be out of scholarships by week’s end.

Evans doesn’t feel pressure to rush into a decision, but he’s aware that he may have to end up passing on a school if he’s not yet willing to finalize his decision. Evans said he’d like to make a decision and stick with it rather than changing his mind and throwing himself into limbo. Once he’s ready to seriously narrow his choices, Evans said he’ll sit down with his father, who has been his primary sounding board since the recruiting process began.


SPORTS

Page B2 • Thursday, July 18, 2013

8SPORTS SHORTS NIU QB Lynch named to O’Brien Award watch list Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was one of 34 QBs in the nation named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list Wednesday. It’s the third watch list for Lynch, who is already up for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year) and Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player). The field will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists Nov. 4. The three finalists will be announced Nov. 25. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel won the award last season.

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ALBERT ALMORA STATS WITH KANE COUNTY COUGARS

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Overcoming a big test

Bears individual-game tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster today 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. ticketmaster.com There is no limit on how many preseason tickets may be purchased while there is a limit of four tickets a customer per regular-season game. In the preseason, the Bears are scheduled to face the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. and the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. The first regular-season home game is set for Sept. 8 at noon against the Cincinnati Bengals.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 56 36 .609 Pittsburgh 56 37 .602 Cincinnati 53 42 .558 Cubs 42 50 .457 Milwaukee 38 56 .404 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 54 41 .568 Washington 48 47 .505 Philadelphia 48 48 .500 New York 41 50 .451 Miami 35 58 .376 West Division W L Pct Arizona 50 45 .526 Los Angeles 47 47 .500 Colorado 46 50 .479 San Francisco 43 51 .457 San Diego 42 54 .438

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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.

NCAA to stop putting name, logo on video game NEW YORK – The NCAA said Wednesday it won’t allow Electronic Arts Inc. to use its logo and name in video games while it fights a lawsuit that says the governing body owes billions of dollars to former players for allowing their likenesses to be used for free. The NCAA said it won’t enter into a new contract with EA Sports beyond the current one that expires June 2014. That means NCAA Football 2014 will be the last edition of the popular game. However, it won’t necessarily stop EA Sports from producing a college football video game depicting powerhouse schools such as Alabama, Ohio State and Oregon. The NCAA is in the midst of a long legal battle that started with a lawsuit filed by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon.

Blackhawks’ 1961 Stanley Cup banner sells for $38K NORTHBROOK – A 52-year-old original Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship banner has sold at an auction for $37,500. The Southtown Star reported the 12-foot-long banner fetched more than expected during Tuesday night’s five-minutelong auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers of Chicago. – Staff, wire reports

Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 52 42 .553 — Cleveland 51 44 .537 1½ Kansas City 43 49 .467 8 Minnesota 39 53 .424 12 White Sox 37 55 .402 14 East Division W L Pct GB Boston 58 39 .598 — Tampa Bay 55 41 .573 2½ Baltimore 53 43 .552 4½ New York 51 44 .537 6 Toronto 45 49 .479 11½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 56 39 .589 — Texas 54 41 .568 2 Los Angeles 44 49 .473 11 Seattle 43 52 .453 13 Houston 33 61 .351 22½ Tuesday’s game AL All-Stars 3, NL All-Stars 0 Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Atlanta at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

Bears tickets to go on sale through Ticketmaster

Athletic physicals offered at DeKalb High School

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars center fielder Albert Almora is hitting .333 in 44 games this season. He was the Cubs’ first-round pick in 2012.

Defense could help Almora rise through Cubs’ minor league system Almora’s last 10 games

By MEGHAN MONTEMURRO mmontemurro@shawmedia.com GENEVA – Class-A Kane County outfielder Albert Almora walked outside the Cougars’ clubhouse July 7, leaving behind his teammates, who were stunned silent. Cougars manager Mark Johnson, frustrated by his team’s poor effort and focus in a 12-5 loss to Quad Cities, had just finished a post-game speech not suitable for young ears and walked into his office to let his team mull over his demands. Despite going 3 for 4 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base, Almora wore the loss as hard as any of his teammates, speaking softly as he tried to explain Kane County’s then 34-49 Midwest League record. Only hours before, Almora was all smiles as he described the bond inside the locker room. “I love playing with these guys. They’re like my brothers,” Almora said. “It’s fun looking forward to the future and what could happen.” Almora, along with Double-A Tennessee infielder Javier Baez and Class-A Advanced outfieldAlbert Almora er Jorge Soler, represent the core of a farm system the organization is hoping eventually turns the Cubs into a perennial playoff contender. Baseball America released its top 50 prospect midseason rankings Monday and the Cubs were well represented. Baez (No. 10), Almora (No. 16) and Soler (No. 18) all made the list. “Those guys will all make it to the majors. It’s just a question if they’ll be solid regulars or stars,” Baseball America editor Jim Callis said. “There’s a real chance all three players will become legitimate players for the Cubs.” While offensive production often garners the most attention at any level, Almora’s defense could help him quickly climb through the minors as some people in baseball believe his defense is nearly ready for the majors. “I’m just blessed, I guess, that God gave

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me the ability to play the outfield pretty good,” Almora said. But for all his natural talent and success with the Cougars this season, Almora had to overcome the first big test of his young career. Almora missed the Cougars’ first 42 games following left wrist surgery. He broke the hamate bone, a common baseball injury, during spring and finally debuted for Kane County on May 22. Almora said he hasn’t been experiencing any soreness or pain in his wrist, though he does wear a protective brace on his left wrist when he’s on base as it’s sensitive when he slides because of scar tissue. “It was something that really caught me by surprise and shocked me because I’ve never been on the [disabled list] or hurt really bad like that,” Almora said. “You always play with bumps and bruises, but something involving surgery, stitches and rehab, it was something my body appreciated more than my mind. I wanted to get out there real bad.” Since then Almora has been a force at the plate. He’s hitting .353 with three home runs, 18 RBIs and 30 runs in 38 games and if it weren’t for the broken bone, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said there could have been discussions right now in moving Almora up to Daytona. “It might be a different conversation

if he didn’t miss that month and a half,” Hoyer said. “He’s been really impressively there, but that’s something that we’re still evaluating.” The pressures that come with being the No. 6 overall 2012 draft pick, let alone for a franchise pursuing its first World Series title since 1908, isn’t lost on Almora. “It’s a big responsibility and I take it to heart,” said Almora, who visited Wrigley Field on July 9 during the Cougars’ off day. “I definitely work the way I’m supposed to.” Almora credits his experience playing on USA Baseball for three years on the 14U, 16U and 18U teams for helping mold him into who he is today. And it extends beyond his on-field responsibilities. Almora, 19, regularly dedicates time before and after games to signing autographs for fans. Before Sunday’s game at Kane County, Almora had the longest autograph line among his teammates and fulfilled every request, even posing for pictures until a Cougars staff member signaled it was time to finish getting ready for the game. “If we can sign 3,000 autographs in three hours for Topps, a card company, I’m pretty sure I can take 10 minutes from my time to sign for fans,” Almora said. “We play this game for the fans.” The time he devotes to fans as well as his game isn’t an act either according to Johnson, who is in his first year managing the Cougars. “The way he goes about his business and the way he thinks and the way he understands is way beyond his years,” Johnson said. “Just by the way he comes in every day, he’s always asking the right questions.” Being the youngest player on the Cougars hasn’t held back Almora. “To be honest, I don’t look at it as I want to move up,” Almora said. “Of course, at the end of the day, you want to get to Wrigley. Right now, I’m just happy I’m playing somewhere. They could send me to China if they want as long as I’m playing for the organization and helping them in some way I’ll be happy.”

CARDINALS

Resiliency, rookies keeping Cards on top By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Yadier Molina is an MVP candidate, Adam Wainwright is back in ace form and Carlos Beltran is playing like a kid. And that’s only half the six-player All-Star contingent that led the St. Louis Cardinals to the best record in the majors at the break. The Cardinals have done enough things right, leaning on rookies and resiliency, to compensate for some serious personnel blows. They’re 21 games above .500 entering a six-game home stand Friday that starts against the Padres. Getting there hasn’t been a smooth ride for second-year manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Moze-

liak. They’ve had to fill two rotation spots on the fly, find a replacement closer and endure dry patches from the National League’s best offense. The Cardinals figure to be in the market for starting pitchers at the trade deadline, unless they continue to get results from the kids who’ve replaced Jaime Garcia, out for the season, and Chris Carpenter, who has yet to make his 2013 debut. Carpenter is trying to come back from a nerve injury complicated by lower back woes and remains an unknown quantity after throwing 2⅔ innings in his first rehab start earlier this week. After some searching, a replacement closer was found for Jason Motte, who had elbow surgery this spring.

Former middle reliever Edward Mujica saved his first 21 chances and was an All-Star. “We’ve had adversity,” Matheny said. “We’ve had plenty of things not go exactly how we wanted to. It’s just important to keep playing the game.” No one’s been able to keep St. Louis down. After dropping eight of 11 and giving up the NL Central lead, the Cardinals won eight of 11 heading into the break and have a one-game lead over the Pirates – the team with the majors’ second-best record. Wainwright (12-5, 2.42) is tied for the league lead in wins. He’s two wins shy of last year’s total, when he returned quickly from elbow reconstruction and at times struggled with

control woes. Lance Lynn (11-4, 4.00) reached double-digit victories for the second straight year, too. But pitchers nobody was counting on are perhaps the biggest factor. Touted prospect Shelby Miller is among the top rookies with a 9-6 record and 2.92 ERA and Trevor Rosenthal has closer stuff as the setup man after a strong debut last fall. But expectations were not high for John Gast and Tyler Lyons, who each won their first two major league starts, and relievers Seth Maness (51, 2.67) and Kevin Siegrist (0-0, 0.69). Overall, the Cardinals have used a major league-high 11 rookie pitchers who have combined for 20 wins.

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Tuesday’s game AL All-Stars 3, NL All-Stars 0 Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Atlanta at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Cubs at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

8MLB ROUNDUP

MLB All-Star game TV rating up slightly NEW YORK – The Major League Baseball All-Star game’s television rating is up slightly from last year’s record low. The American League’s 3-0 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 6.9 rating and 12 share, up from a 6.8/12 in 2012. Played at the Mets’ Citi Field, the game’s viewership got a boost from its trip to the big market of New York. The 11.3 rating there was up 16 percent from a year ago, when Kansas City hosted. There was also a spike in viewers when Mariano Rivera made his final All-Star appearance, with the rating peaking at 7.6/13 right about that time.

A-Rod takes rehab to Triple-A NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez is going to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, likely the final stop in his rehabilitation from left hip surgery before he returns to the New York Yankees as early as Monday. Rodriguez is 5 for 28 with six strikeouts in his rehab that began July 2 with Class-A Charleston. He hit his first homer on Monday for Double-A Trenton. A-Rod’s 20-day rehab limit ends Sunday and he told a New York radio station Wednesday he expects to be in the Yankees lineup Monday at Texas. Yankees general manager told ESPN New York that Rodriguez could be activated Monday or Tuesday, after a day off. If the team decides the third baseman is not ready for major league games he has to go back on the disabled list. Rodriguez hasn’t played for the Yankees since a dreadful postseason. He had surgery in January. – Wire reports


BRITISH OPEN

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Prepping for Open unlike any other major By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press GULLANE, Scotland – The practice round schedule posted each day at Muirfield is not the only way to determine how players are getting ready for the British Open. Johnson Wagner’s name was on the tee sheet at St. Andrews over the weekend. Geoff Ogilvy could be found on the other side of the country, on links courses like Turnberry, Royal Troon and Western Gailes. Justin Rose was at North Berwick. So were Bubba Watson and Luke Donald, who got in plenty of golf along the Firth of Forth the week before the British Open. It’s not unusual Next for players to take off from their regular British Open, tours a week before first round, a major to prepare. 6 a.m. today, W h a t ’ s d i f f e r e n t ESPN about the British Open – isn’t everything? – is that preparations aren’t limited to the course they will be playing. “You can prepare for the U.S. Open on the range,” Ogilvy said Wednesday. “But you can only prepare for The Open on the course. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be the course you’re playing. The seaside courses here, they’re the only courses with turf like this, with sand like this. There’s something different about the seaside wind in Scotland. ... You can fly to Shanghai or Abu Dhabi and work on what you need at home. But you can’t work on what you need at home until you get here.” Tiger Woods, a three-time Open champion, arrived Sunday morning and has played nine holes a day. There was a time he would leave home a week early and head to Ireland with Mark O’Meara and David Duval, both former Open champions, and play the links courses there. Woods loves to recall his first experience with links golf in 1995 as the U.S. Amateur champion. He played the Scottish Open at Carnoustie, and then drove down

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Tiger Woods plays a shot on the 15th hole during a practice round Wednesday for the British Open at Muirfield, Scotland. the North Sea shoreline to St. Andrews for the British Open. “I absolutely fell in love with it, to be able to dink a 5-iron from 150 yards and bump it on the ground, or vice versa – have 260 out and hit a 4-iron and it bounces over the green. That, to me, is pretty neat. Because we play everywhere around the world – an airborne game where you have to hit the ball straight up in the air and make it stop. Here it’s different. A draw will go one distance, a fade will go another, and they’re so dramatic. And I just absolutely love it.” True, adjusting to links golf can just as easily take place at Muirfield, where the British Open starts today. Defending champion Ernie Els came down from Castle Stuart and has stayed at Muirfield, wrapping up his final practice round Wednesday just after 6 p.m. But there are no tricks at Muirfield. There are hardly any blind

shots. Most of the bunkers are in plain view from the tee. That’s one of the reasons that Muirfield is a favorite of so many players, who use words like “fair” and “honest test,” which aren’t always heard on other links courses. “I think of all the Open venues, it’s probably one of the least quirky ones,” Donald said Wednesday. “It’s quite straightforward. Obviously with the weather conditions, it’s playing firm and fast. It’s going to be about controlling your golf ball this week. And the weather looks good. The course is set up just the way the R&A would like it. It’s bouncy. It’s a little bit of a breeze out there. Firm conditions are a good protector of the golf course, and we certainly have that this week.” The forecast is dry for the week, with perhaps some mist on the weekend. Even though officials had the

course just the way they wanted it early in the week, they have turned on a few sprinklers in the evening to keep it from getting overcooked. “I think it’s no exaggeration to say that in my time at the R&A with direct involvement in The Open Championship, which goes back to 2000, factors have combined this year to make this the best course set up we’ve ever had in that period,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said. “The course is just as we want it. It’s hard. It’s fast. It’s in wonderful condition. The rough is just right. I think the players are enjoying it.” It all starts to unfold this morning when Peter Senior of Australia hits the opening tee shot. Among the early starters are Els, Rose and Brandt Snedeker in one group, with Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama a few groups behind. The afternoon groups include

Woods, Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen, along with Masters champion Adam Scott, Donald and Matt Kuchar. Tom Watson won at Muirfield in 1980 by four shots over Lee Trevino, which was a rarity in one respect. That was the only Open in the last six times at Muirfield that golf’s oldest championship was decided by more than one shot. Els won in a record four-man playoff the last time in 2002. Muirfield is seen as a thorough examination that requires solid contact in any weather, which might explain why only the best players seem to win here – Els, Nick Faldo twice, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Walter Hagen, Trevino. Snedeker tied the 36-hole record at the British Open last year at 130 – the same score Faldo had at Muirfield in 1992 – and eventually tied for third. That was at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and he sounds like he loves Muirfield even more. “There are defined areas where you need to hit it. How you get the ball in that defined area is up to you,” Snedeker said. “It’s a great mix of holes. I chart what I hit in the practice round, and I’ve hit every club in the bag every day. You’re hitting driver on some holes. You’re hitting 5-iron off the tee on some holes. It’s just a really cool mix. And depending on the wind, they can all play completely differently. “I think it’s a great test,” he said. “There’s no letup out there whatsoever.” What happens from here is difficult to project. Woods is trying to end a zero-for-16 drought in the majors. Rose is trying to become only the seventh player to win the U.S. Open and British Open in the same year. Els believes he has a chance to win again, which would put him in rare company – Old Tom Morris in 1872 is the only other player in his 40s to successfully defend his title in a major. “There’s so much to look forward to the way everything has shaped up for this Open Championship,” Scott said. “Very exciting week ahead.”

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Condit signed four-year extension • BEMIS Continued from page B1 Condit has coached the Redhawks for the past 29 years, and she signed a fouryear contract extension this offseason after reaching the 500-win milestone in 2012. “[Condit] is honestly the nicest woman,” Bemis said. “You can tell she cares a lot about the players and a lot about the game. She said she would take good care of me when I get there. … She’s

“It gets overwhelming and it gets stressful, but I like the way it’s ended up.” Courtney Bemis DeKalb senior outside hitter

someone I can trust in.” Almost a year after she originally thought the recruiting process was done, the calls and emails with coaches and

the college visits and camps are finally over. While it didn’t go quite as she planned, Bemis is just fine with the way her college decision turned out. “It’s had its enjoyable moments,” she said of her recruitment. “It gets overwhelming and it gets stressful, but I like the way it’s ended up. … I feel really really good about [the decision]. It’s a nice thing to have figured out. I feel like I definitely ended up where I’m supposed to be, so I feel really good.”

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Plot in 2010 follow-up makes little sense By JEFFREY WESTHOFF Shaw Media

he novelty of a certain movie can wear off the moment its sequel begins, which is what happens with “RED 2.” The hook to the original “RED,” a surprise hit in the fall of 2010, was that this was an action movie with a cast of pensioners led by the relatively youthful Bruce Willis, 58. The sight of Helen Mirren wearing an evening dress and combat boots may be funny once. Try to build a second movie around such gags, though, and it quickly becomes apparent they weren’t exactly riotous in the first place. But “RED” (which stands for Retired, Extremely Dangerous) showed a profit, so that means there must be a sequel, especially if Willis is involved. He showed up for “The Whole Ten Yards,” for crying out loud. Willis’ character, retired CIA black ops expert Frank Moses, is still committed to enjoying the fruits of a normal life. At the homeowners’ paradise known as Costco, he tries to convince his girlfriend, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), they really need a power washer. Then his old colleague Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) appears in the next aisle to warn Frank they are in trouble again. Frank ignores him and tells Marvin to drive away. Marvin’s SUV promptly explodes. Malkovich is positioned too prominently on the movie poster for Marvin to be killed off in the first five minutes, so he turns up again shortly and Frank is reluctantly pulled back into action. To his chagrin, Sarah is thrilled to be part of the team.

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Rating: PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, MaryLouise Parker, Helen Mirren Summary: Retired spies Willis and Malkovich are on the run again when they are implicated in a Cold War-era plot to detonate a nuclear bomb in Moscow. One of Willis’ old flames, a Russian agent played by Catherine Zeta-Jones appears, driving his girlfriend (Parker) crazy with jealousy.

Someone posted a WikiLeaks memo “on the Internet” (screenwriters have to stop treating the Internet as if it were a recent innovation) linking Frank and Marvin to a Cold War operation called Nightshade. Neither of them has heard of Nightshade, but suddenly every major government wants them dead. A never-specified American agency hires the best contract killer in the world, Han Choi Bai (Byung-hun Lee, Storm Shadow in the “G.I. Joe” movies). We know Han is the best contract killer in the world because Marvin says so twice within five minutes. Meanwhile, Britain’s MI6 hires another of Frank’s old friends, Victoria (Mirren), who politely phones him with a warning. The first movie had Frank and Sarah racing all over America. The sequel opens up the scope by sending them on a tour of the capitals of Europe – Paris, London and Moscow – so at least the scenery is pretty, especially during the Paris segment. Things get complicated in Paris with the appearance of Katja (Catherine Zeta-

Jones), a Russian agent and one of Frank’s old flames. Katja’s arrival fills Sarah with jealousy, particularly when Marvin calls her “Frank Moses’ kryptonite.” Screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoebert use Marvin as their mouthpiece to make sure the audience doesn’t miss even the most obvious plot point. Eventually the players learn Nightshade was an American operation to smuggle a portable nuclear weapon into Moscow “at the height of the Cold War” (more on that later). To locate the bomb, they must smuggle the weapon’s inventor, physicist Edward Bailey (Anthony Hopkins), out of the asylum where MI6 has been holding him for 32 years. The walls of Bailey’s cell are covered with scribbled mathematical equations and formulas, because that’s what crazy scientists do in the movies. The plot is even more convoluted than it sounds with all sorts of goofy plot twists. Bad guys become good guys and good guys become bad guys so frequently several characters probably lose track of their allegiances. The script has a hazy, and bizarre, memory of recent history. “The height of the Cold War” turns out to be 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell. That means the U.S. went ahead with Operation Nightshade when it was clear the Eastern Bloc was coming apart, making our government more sinister than the Soviet Union. “RED 2” is too steeped in gun fetishism to be a sneaky left-wing critique of U.S. foreign policy during the late 20th century. It just hopes no one does the math. But here’s a bit more math: Zeta-Jones was born in 1969, which means she would have been in her early 20s when the Cold War ended. Either Katja was a femme fatale prodigy, or Zeta-Jones doesn’t mind

audiences thinking she’s as old as her costars. If so, more power to her. The script is loaded with inconsistencies. At the beginning a handcuffed Frank is trapped in a small room with three armed men, two of them mercenaries carrying submachine guns, and he escapes. But near the end, merely because the plot requires it, Frank surrenders to an elderly man with a small pistol. Even with these faults, “RED 2” is charmingly small-scaled compared with recent action films. Cars and the occasional plane blow up, but not office buildings. And the movie has a running time of less than two hours, which is something of a miracle in the current marketplace. The original film had those things going for it, too. “RED” also had director Robert Schwentke, who balanced the humor and the action with some skill. Schwentke left to direct “R.I.P.D.,” which also opens this weekend, leaving “RED 2” with Dean Parisot, who hasn’t directed a feature film since 2005’s awful “Fun With Dick and Jane.” Parisot’s heavy hand with comedy makes the many attempts at black humor appalling, starting with the scene where Mirren casually pours acid into a bathtub to aid the decomposition of her latest victim. Mutilating corpses – funny stuff, there. Frank and his friends are professional killers, that’s supposed to be part of the joke, and I don’t expect “RED 2” to show them as paragons of virtue. But I do expect the heroes of an American action movie to display a modicum of morality. Toward the end the good guys gun down about a dozen people who have done nothing wrong, unless you consider being Iranian wrong. I’m afraid to learn the percentage of viewers who would say yes.


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things to do this weekend Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker; “Turbo,” an animated PG movie starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson and Maya Rudolph; and “The Conjuring,” R, from director James Wan.

and Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate these foods by going out for the appropriate treat, or serving up your own at home.

Comic relief Comic Con International takes place from Thursday to Sunday. If you’re not going to be able to make it to San Diego for the event, you can follow along on social media, or hold your own comic con.

Moon mission Saturday is the anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon, and libraries, museums and observatories might be holding events. Apollo 11 touched down on July 20, 1969, and about seven hours later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.

At the movies

Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring”: 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers.com. Indian Valley Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7 p.m. July 19 and 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. $10. www.indianvalleytheatre.com. “The Fatal Fifties Affair”: 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3, Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost: $25 with buffet dinner; $12 without dinner. Reservation deadline: July 26. Tickets: www.wewantpr.com or 888-395-0797. Stage Coach Players’ “Company”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. PR Productions’ “Alice in Wonderland”: 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Cost: $10, general admission. Tickets: www.wewantpr. com; box office opens one hour prior to each showtime. Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17,

Saturday kicks off National Scrabble Week, so get out the board and play some games! You can play the app game as well, but nothing beats the old-fashioned way.

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The big movies opening this week are “Red 2,” PG-13, starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins; “R.I.P.D.,” PG-13, starring Jeff

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There are plenty of foods to celebrate this weekend: Saturday is National Lollipop Day and National Hot Dog Day,

Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers.com.

REGIONAL PR Productions’ “Driving Miss Daisy”: 7 p.m. July 26 and 27, 2 p.m. July 28, River’s Edge Theatre, Route 47, Yorkville. Cost: $15. Tickets: www.wewantpr. com or 888-395-0797. AUDITIONS AUDITIONS Stage Coach Players’ “Annie” and “A Christmas Carol”: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. “Annie” runs Nov. 7 through 17. “A Christmas Carol” runs Dec. 12 through 15. 815-758-1940. ART ART Crochet by Debi Frankovich: Through July 26, DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and by appointment. 815-758-1351. email dawc@niu.edu. “Myths and Allegories,” color lithographs by Dorothea Bilder: through July 31, The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 815-758-0313 or dan@ dekalbgallery.com. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for

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

REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit www.stcharles.zanies.com for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS Just Make It Happen’s “Let’s Dance” Big Band Weekend: July 19 through 21, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, NIU, DeKalb. www. justmakeithappen-dekalb.com. Kishwaukee Fest: July 20 through 28 in DeKalb, Sycamore and Malta. www.kishwaukeefest. com. Schedule: July 20 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Flea market at Peace and Pleasant streets, DeKalb • 10 a.m. – Salute to Family Day, DeKalb Harley Davidson Dealership • 8 p.m. – Big Band Concert & Dance, NIU Holmes Student Center, DeKalb July 21 • 7 p.m. – Country Tails Music Night featuring Stroker Red, Hopkins Park, DeKalb July 22 • 7 p.m. – Jazz at the Mansion

featuring The Jodi Beach Trio, Ellwood House, DeKalb July 23 • 8 p.m. – DeKalb Municipal Band concert, Hopkins Park, DeKalb July 24 • 5 p.m. – Youth Challenge & Skate Board Event, Downtown DeKalb July 25 • 7 p.m. – Chicago Soul Revue, Sycamore Community Park, Good Tymes Shelter July 26 • 5 p.m. – Miss Illinois and other Queens to visit DeKalb shops • 6 p.m. – Lincoln Highway PreParade, featuring motorcycles and classic cars • 7 p.m. – Parade, downtown DeKalb • 8:30 p.m. – Street Dance, downtown DeKalb July 27 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – BaconPalooza Swine & Wine Fest, includes crafts and Corvette car show, downtown DeKalb • Noon – Northern Illinois Outlaw Shoot Out, Malta • 5 p.m. – Cruise Night, downtown Sycamore July 28 • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Turning Back Time Car Show, downtown Sycamore • 10 a.m. – Northern Illinois Outlaw Shoot Out, Malta Railroading at the Glidden Homestead: July 28, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Screening of “Song of the Pioneer” at 1 p.m. Admission: $4, adults; free, children younger than 14. www. gliddenhomestead.org. Art at Ellwood & Ice Cream Social: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, Ellwood House grounds, 509 N. First St., DeKalb. Features more than 30 artist booths,

tours of the Ellwood mansion, a performance by Patchouli, a concert by the DeKalb Municipal Band and the Garden Club show. www.ellwoodhouse.org. Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. www. BarbCitySwing.com. Lincoln Highway Buy-Way: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug 9 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10, along Lincoln Highway across five states. DeKalb location: DeKalb Area Women’s Center parking lot, 415 N. 11th St. with rain location at DAWC building, 1021 State St. www. illinoislincolnhighwayassociation. org. Information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. Corn Fest: Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, downtown DeKalb. www.cornfest.com. Sound Stage Lineup Friday 5:30 p.m. – The Relics 7 p.m. – Audiodrive 9:30 p.m. – Back Country Roads Saturday Noon – TBA 1:30 p.m. – The Rockinghams 3 p.m. – Destination Unknown 5 p.m. – Miles Neilson & The Rusted Hearts 7 p.m. – Cover Gurl 9 p.m. – Hi-Infidelity Sunday Noon – Southern Charm 1:30 p.m. – Dirt Road Rockers 3 p.m. – Adam Craig Band 4:30 p.m. – Josh Thompson MUSIC MUSIC Sycamore Park District’s Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, 4335 S. Airport Road, Sycamore. Free. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic supplies. Food and beverages available for purchase. 815-8953202. www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com. Schedule: July 18 – Dave Rudolf Beach Party July 25 – Chicago Soul Revue Aug. 1 – The Neverly Brothers Aug. 8 – Crazy Talk DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20, Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free. www.dekalbparkdistrict.com. Featured artists: July 23 – Cecelia Kafer July 30 – Zack Harris Aug. 6 – TBA Aug. 13 – Barb McCaskey Aug. 20 – Maureen Christine Egyptian Theatre Live Lunch Music Series: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 22, Van Buer Plaza, across from the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Schedule: July 18 – Jordan Lindvall July 25 – Zachary Harris Aug. 1 – Stage Coach Players

“Company” Aug. 8 – Kaitlin Sosnowski Aug. 15 – Bend in the Road Aug. 22 – The Conley Trio Larry and His Flask: 8 p.m. July 19, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. $10. www. thehousecafe.net. Lord Huron with Escondido and Kevin Prchal: 7 p.m. July 23, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. $10. www. thehousecafe.net. Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association Old-time Music Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, Dickson-Murst Farm, 2550 Dickson Road, Montgomery. Stage performances, jamming sessions, vintage car show, art display and food. Free. Rain or shine. Information: 630-2720686. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. www.sycamoreartattack.org or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. www.csa.niu.edu or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www.breadandroseschorus.org. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, NIU Music Building. New singers invited. Call 630-453-8006 for an interview with conductor Jen Whiting. www.dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@ aol.com.

Band concert features music for little listeners

Cecelia Kafer

For the first time in its 159-year history, the DeKalb Municipal Band will present a children’s concert. Tuesday’s concert will feature music chosen to please young and old alike. Soprano Cecelia Kafer will be the featured artist at the concert. Kafer has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in recital, opera and oratorio. Until her recent retirement, she maintained a private voice studio in DeKalb. Kafer has performed with many local bands and ensembles, and has performed

with the DeKalb Municipal Band every year since 1991. Kafer will perform “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Disney’s “Pinocchio.” More recent Disney music will delight young listeners with “Pixar Movie Magic.” The concert will feature “Bandology” and the overture from “La Gazza Ladra,” as well as the screamer march “The Circus Bee” and “March of

the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland.” The audience will be invited to sing and whistle along with “On the Mall.” Music from “Les Miserables,” “Teddy Bears Picnic” and the fast-paced “Russian Sailors Dance” will also keep listeners of all ages entertained. The band offers free weekly concerts at 8 p.m. Tuesday nights throughout the summer at the Hopkins Park band shell, behind the swimming pool at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Bleacher and lawn seating are available.

Review: ‘Turbo’ is attractive but runs out of gas By TODD MCCARTHY The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES – In delivering a film about a garden snail that dreams of winning the Indy 500, it’s as if the makers of “Turbo” had been pressed to come up with the most extreme underdog tale they could think of. Or else animators really are running out of ideas for original new characters. An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film, “Turbo” skews younger than the norm for big animated features these days and has limited appeal for little girls. “The sooner you accept the dull, miserable nature of your existence, the happier you’ll be,” worldly-wise snail Chet (Paul Giamatti) advises his younger brother

Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) after yet another day scouring a garden tomato patch. Turbo spends all his downtime watching VHS tapes of professional car races, especially the many won by his hero, Guy Gagne (Bill Hader, amusingly assuming a French-Canadian accent). Of course, the message of the film, as with so many other kidinspirational cartoons and other fantasies, is that no dream is too big, you can do anything if you set your mind to it, etc., etc. Unfortunately, the real embedded lesson of Turbo is that, if you’re too small or weak or otherwise incapable of greatness, you have a shot to win if you’re juiced. Which is what happens late one night when Turbo, coming upon a “Fast & Furious”-style drag

race in the dry LA River bed, gets sucked into an engine. Instead of being toasted, however, the little guy becomes infused with nitrous oxide, enabling him to zoom along the ground seemingly as fast as Superman shoots through the skies. Ahhh, the wonders of chemicals and strength enhancers. Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire would approve. Of course, Turbo needs a sponsor, which he finds in the form of Van Nuys taco truck driver Tito (Michael Pena), a wild dreamer himself who argues endlessly with his more practical brother Angelo (Luis Guzman) about the merits of promoting their forlorn business – Dos Bros Tacos – with a snail. Joining in is a rainbow coalition of smart-mouthed supporting snails and neighboring business

owners voiced by the eminent likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Richard Jenkins and Ken Jeong. The ultimate destination – Indianapolis – is inevitable but it takes a long time to get there, given a script that is short on invention and long on largely unfunny yacking. Once the gang arrives and begins overcoming the obstacles that might prevent a snail from entering a car race (conveniently unmentioned is the most obvious one, that Turbo lacks four wheels and an engine), the hitherto genial Guy Gagne suddenly becomes a villain, feeling so threatened by the now-mighty mollusk that he goes to all lengths to prevent an eternally humiliating defeat. In the run-up to the race and

then during it, you mostly wonder about how a critter so small it can’t be seen on the track (although its blue/white-hot streak can be) will avoid being crunched by the giant tires of the humans’ racing machines; indeed, the film’s most irreverent merit is that it is periodically honest about the fate of snails by casually showing them getting squashed by humans or gobbled up by animals, especially crows. In the event, Turbo just zips through traffic as if in an obstacle course, the obvious longshot pipsqueak favorite in a field of giants. “Turbo,” a 20th Century Fox/ DreamWorks Animation release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America “for some mild action and thematic elements. Running time: 95 minutes.


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Detective Maggie Pelletier takes another look at her dead suspect under the watchful eye of Henry, the coroner, in Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring.”

Stage Coach Players will present “Red Herring,” the zany spy farce by award-winning playwright Michael Hollinger, this weekend. Directed by Bernie Schuneman with stage manager Jan Booth, the play spoofs Red Scare-era politics and culture, sending up everything from the H-bomb to Joseph McCarthy’s daughter. It uses the standard cliches of the noir detective story – a hard-boiled, hard-drinking detective, down on his luck; a sadder-but-wiser love interest, beautiful but hard-bitten; a fiendish criminal; and an indifferent bureaucratic police force.

Set in 1952, in the days leading up to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s election, the play focuses on three couples: FBI agent Frank Keller (Mike Scorzo) and detective Maggie Pelletier (Shela Lahey); nuclear-weapons expert James Appel (Jim Hendricks) and Sen. Joe McCarthy’s daughter Lynn McCarthy (Ellen Pudney); and Russian spy Andrei Borchevsky (Richard Christensen) and kooky landlady Mrs. Kravitz (D’Ann Hamilton). All three couples struggle to get through a series of tumultuous relationship issues amid a murder mystery and an espionage drama.

Big band weekend features three dances with orchestras Dancers “in the mood” for some big band music may want to check out the eighth annual Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend presented by Just Make It Happen Inc., Friday through Sunday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University. The three-day event includes three big band dance orchestras, two levels of dance instruction and a family sock hop. Leather-soled shoes are required for those who wish to dance. Balcony seats to listen to the live music are available for $5. Tables on the main floor for dancers are available for $25. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before any dance or lesson. Meals are available only for those who register in advance; there will not be food available for guests who buy tickets at the door. The Welcome Dance, featuring the 14-piece Johnnie Kaye Orchestra, will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, lessons in waltz, swing, foxtrot and Latin dance will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30

8BRIEFS Reservations being taken for dinner theater “The Fatal Fifties Affair” will treat audiences to a classic murder mystery, with a comedic twist. What happens when the cast of a popular 1950’s TV show reunite? A look back at a kinder, gentler time is bound to be punctuated with a little murder and lots of laughs. Performances for the murder mystery dinner theater are scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich. Tickets cost $25 and include a buffet dinner. Dessert will be served at intermission and a cash bar will be available. Reservations must be made no later than July 26. To reserve your tickets, visit www.wewantpr.com or call 888-395-0797. Show only tickets, which do not include dinner or dessert, are available for $12.

PR Productions offers youth theater series Marking the beginning of its 2013 Youth Theatre Series, PR Productions invites children to participate in a production of “Willy Wonka.” The show will be the finale of an eight-week musical theater education experience. Sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Somonauk Public Library, starting July 30. Sessions will include acting, theater games, music, choreography, character development, costume creation, set decoration and more. Students will audition and be cast in the production throughout the process. Cost of the series is $55 and includes weekly classes and on-stage participation in public performances. Financial assistance options are available to those who qualify. To register, visit www.wewantpr.com or find PR Productions on Facebook. Enrollment for the series is limited.

p.m. Cost is $6 per person, per lesson, and day-of registration opens at 8 a.m. There will not be beginner-level lessons offered this year, because there were not enough early registrations. The family Sock Hop takes over the ballroom from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Shananigans Combo will play familiar music with family-friendly lyrics at a family-friendly volume. Children can visit the stage while the musicians play, and there will be some simple dance instruction. Tickets cost $20 per family at the door. Families can bring their own table decorations – no helium balloons – but must clean up their own table at the end of the dance. Sock Hop participants must wear good, clean socks. John Smith and the Shananigans Big Band will play at the Gala Ball from 8 to 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Dick Elliott’s 10-piece orchestra will provide the music for Sunday’s morning dance, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.justmakeithappen-dekalb.com.

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Lynn McCarthy struggles through her relationship with very little help from Mrs. McCarthy (Gina Palmer). “I don’t remember the Cold War being so funny,” Schuneman said. “The play is witty, fast paced and intelligent – all major assets in a successful comedy.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Stage Coach Players Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. For more information, visit www.stagecoachers.com. Tickets are available online, at the theater or by phone at 815-758-1940.

Vacation Bible School at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) Motel and Brickville Roads, Sycamore July 22-26; 9 a.m.-Noon We will learn that God’s message of salvation through Jesus our Savior is one to shout from the mountain tops to the entire world. Come explore Bible stories, take Bible challenges, make crafts, eat yummy snacks, sing awesome songs and meet new friends!

Registration at the church, or online at www.stjohnsycamore.org. Call 815-895-4477 for more information.


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Mom resists risking good money on son Dear Abby: We have a grown son who is married with his own family and home. He and his wife have jobs. My husband and I are semiretired – not rich, but we live comfortably. Our credit score is great. My son wants us to co-sign a loan for him. I know his credit is not good because I get phone calls from collection agents looking for him. We really don’t want to co-sign. How do I explain this to him? I feel that because I’m his mother it obligates me. I am also afraid he will stop letting us see the grandkids if I refuse. – Scared Of The Dotted Line Dear Scared: Since debt collectors are calling because your son isn’t paying his

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips bills, do not co-sign for a loan for him! If you do, you could wind up having to pay it off yourselves. Your son is an adult. That you are his mother does not obligate you to assume responsibility in case he doesn’t pay his bills. If he retaliates by not allowing you to see the grandkids, so be it. If you knuckle under to emotional blackmail, it won’t stop, and it could affect your standard of living for the rest of your lives. Dear Abby: I’m in high school and my daddy just passed away. I want to know why I have so much anger

and hurt about this. I feel like he never got to see me reach any of my goals in life. The main goal was to see my graduation. What is the best way I can get my mind off this? – Young Girl in Alabama Dear Young Girl: I am sorry for your loss, which is a particularly difficult one at your age. It’s important that you understand the feelings you are experiencing are normal. Anger is a part of the grieving process, and it may take some time for you to get beyond it. The best way to “get your mind off this” would be to find a safe place to TALK about it. A grief support group would be helpful. Your clergyperson could help you find one and so could your family doctor.

Dear Abby: I am writing regarding the letter from “Appreciative in Hitchcock, Texas” (June 17) about the importance of sending thankyou notes. Maybe this will help others: When our three children were young, we had a “note rule.” When they received a present, they had five days to write the note. If written within two days, the note only had to be three lines long. On the third day, it was four lines. On the fourth day, five lines. On the fifth day – the gift went to charity! None of them ever complained about doing their notes, and it became a habit while growing up. We were proud of each of them when their wedding thank-yous were out within a week! –

Strict Parents in St. Louis Dear Strict Parents: Good for you! You taught your children that there were consequences for shirking responsibility. That’s an important lesson because the same is true when they become adults. Dear Abby: I was wondering, do you ever read a letter and say to yourself, “If this is all you have to worry about, you’re lucky”? – Jeff in Fort Mccoy, Fla. Dear Jeff: No. I have more respect for my readers than that. However, many people have written me to say that after reading the letters that appear in my column, they felt lucky! • Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Excessive sweating has treatment options Dear Dr. K: I sweat heavily, day and night. With summer here, I’m desperate. I’m in my 70s, well past menopause. Dear Reader: Doctors call excessive sweating hyperhidrosis. It is not a rare problem, and I’ve treated many patients for it. In every case, they waited a long time before talking about the problem. That’s because they thought it was such a trivial issue that they didn’t want to waste the doctor’s time. Hyperhidrosis is not trivial. Excessive sweating can dampen your social life and interfere with work. Some people with hyperhidrosis sweat through their clothing two or three times a day. Fortunately, there are several ways to treat it.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff Why do we need to sweat? Our body tries to keep its inside temperature constant, at around 98.6 degrees F. When, because of exercise or hot weather, we start to heat up, our body needs to lose heat. When we sweat, the evaporation of sweat from our skin causes the loss of heat. How do we sweat? Sweat is made by little glands under the skin – little sacs that fill with fluid, and then release that fluid through a little pore or channel to spill out on the surface of the skin. The type

of sweat glands called eccrine glands are activated by signals from the brain. Those signals travel through nerves to your skin. The nerve endings release a chemical called acetylcholine. People with hyperhidrosis are overly sensitive to acetylcholine. In response, they produce much more sweat than average. In most cases, excessive sweating isn’t dangerous; it’s simply embarrassing and inconvenient. But that’s reason enough to want to do something about it. Treatments for hyperhidrosis include the following: • Topical antiperspirants are effective for underarms as well as hands and feet. Look for a preparation containing

an aluminum salt, such as aluminum chloride. The more salt the antiperspirant contains, the longer it will work. If over-the-counter antiperspirants aren’t strong enough, try a prescription-strength preparation. • In iontophoresis, your hands or feet are submerged in lukewarm water for 20 to 30 minutes while a mild electric current is passed through the water. This appears to temporarily block sweat glands. As many as 10 initial sessions usually are required to stop sweating. These are followed by weekly maintenance sessions. This procedure can also be used on underarms. • Botulinum toxin A (Botox) injections are FDA-ap-

proved for underarm hyperhidrosis and are also effective for hands and feet. Multiple injections are required. Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine in the nerve endings. This prevents the nerve cells from communicating with sweat glands. • Some doctors prescribe oral medications that reduce the activity of acetylcholine. But acetylcholine has many functions in the body, so these drugs can have many side effects. • If your problem is severe and other options don’t work, you may need to consider surgery to remove the affected sweat glands.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Size of the brain does not affect intelligence Dr. Wallace: I read in a magazine that males are smarter than females because males have larger brains. Is this true? I’m a 12-year-old girl, and I’m really smart. I also get excellent grades. My 13-year-old brother is just a little bit smart, and his grades are good, but not excellent. If he has a larger brain than I have, why isn’t he smarter? – Susan, Flagstaff, Ariz. Susan: It’s true that, on the average, males have larger brains than females, but they’re not smarter than females. The size of the brain has nothing to do with

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace intelligence. But the male and female brains do differ in ways other than size. Males tend to do better at spatial perception, which may be one reason they never want to stop and ask for directions. For females, the area of the brain that processes language is larger; that makes it easier for females to speak and read foreign languages. Dr. Wallace: I’m a very

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Acts of kindness, compassion and generosity could produce extra benefits for you in the year ahead. This could be especially true in situations where you do things for others without seeking any benefits for yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – When doing work that requires an eye for detail, you had better keep your mind on the task at hand. A lack of attention could quickly ruin your endeavor. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Be content with what you’re doing and with whom you are sharing your time. Once you start wishing you were elsewhere, you’ll lose what the moment has to offer. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It’s marvelous when we can take others at their word, but unfortunately several persons might promise you things today that they have no intention of fulfilling. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Usually, you’re pretty good at clarifying your objectives, especially if it involves something that could enhance your know-how. Today, however, your system might go awry. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – If you plan to visit some shops that offer tantalizing merchandise that you know you can’t afford, it would be best to leave your credit cards at home. Now’s not the time to be a spendthrift. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Any project or endeavor that doesn’t have your wholehearted support shouldn’t be pursued today. It would be best to temporarily shelve such matters until you’re in a more favorable mood. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If a friend does something worthy of praise, be sure to compliment him or her. However, don’t use false flattery or be insincere just to give this person an ego boost. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You’re a generous and giving person, and these are admirable traits. However, don’t allow an unworthy manipulator to use flattery on you and abuse your good nature. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – If your objectives aren’t clearly and realistically defined, you could go off on an unproductive tangent and end up having little or nothing to show for your effort. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t expect to be too convincing if you try to sell others on some ideas or concepts that you don’t truly believe in. It takes sincerity to generate support. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – If you ask someone for an opinion on an important matter, make sure it is a person who will tell you the truth. That’s the only way you’ll get the advice you need. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Companions will get miffed at you if they fail to understand why you say one thing and do another. It is important for you to clearly define your motives and actions.

frustrated 16-year-old girl. Cody and I are in love. I love him very much, and he says that he loves me. We’ve been dating for three months and going steady for one month. We have a wonderful time when we are together, but when it comes to the area of romance, he’s a failure. All we’ve done so far is hold hands, hug and kiss. Well, that’s not enough action for me. Life is short and I want to get as much fun out of it as I can. As they say, “death is just a heartbeat away.” I really want Cody to make the first move, but I have the feeling he’s not

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about to in the very near future. I’d really like to have a closer relationship. What can I do to “loosen” Cody up and make him more “aggressive”? – Kelsey, Newark, N.J. Kelsey: Why is it so important for you and Cody to engage in a physical relationship? It doesn’t prove anything. In fact, it could lead to the end of a wonderful romance. I’ve received thousands of letters and emails from girls who thought a physical relationship would prove to be the ultimate commitment and then were disappointed to discover the guy got what he wanted, and

then moved on. You are a young girl with a long and enjoyable future in front of you. Don’t rush all this for a moment of self-satisfaction. Self-discipline is an admirable trait. Like most things that are worthwhile, it’s difficult to accomplish but rewarding when goals are reached. Don’t get caught up in the “Let’s do it because it’s fun” craze. Exert a little self-discipline and control. The day will come when you’ll be happy you did.

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

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Another milestone in a column career Today is a particular milestone for me. I have been writing this column for just over 22 years and this is my 7,000th. Please permit me to show you one of my favorite deals. It occurred in 1968 while I was in high school, playing in a duplicate at the Newport Bridge Club in Monmouthshire, England (now Gwent, Wales). I was partnering with one of our school bridge team, Tony Disley. I opened one no-trump, showing 12-14 points. (Yes, this was a slight underbid; it would have been reasonable to call this a 15-point hand.) Since we were not using transfer bids, Disley employed Stayman, then optimistically raised two spades to four spades. (Of course, if he had invited with three spades, I would have gone on to game.) West led the club queen. How did I plan the play? With three top losers, at first glance, I needed the heart finesse to win. But then I saw a much better line. I won the first trick on the board and called for the diamond jack. East rushed in with the ace and returned a club (not that it mattered). I won on the board, played a diamond to my king, and led the spade queen. Now West erred by playing her king. East groaned while winning with her ace and led another club, but I ruffed, drew the missing trump, and claimed an overtrick. Dummy’s heart loser went on my diamond queen. Afterward, I looked at the other results. At every table, North made two spades with only one overtrick. Perhaps all of the Easts led a heart at trick one, but I doubt it.


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TV WALL MOUNT - Sanus Vision VMSA Flat Panel TV Wall Mount. Holds up to 50” & 150 pound TV. Swivels & tilts. Includes all hardware & instructions. Solid metal. See online for picture & more info. $50. Sue 815-758-0940

SYCAMORE WILLOW NOOKS

INDOOR VINTAGE SALE SAT, JULY 20 8-2

SATURDAY ONLY 7am – 1pm

TONS OF VINTAGE ITEMS!

725 Plum St

3735 W. ELM ST.

Sycamore

1946 CASE SC TRACTOR With a horn loader. Make an offer. Tractor can be seen in Plano. 630-802-3479

Off of Airport Rd.

SYCAMORE

Desk – Steel – 52”x24” w/Small Left Side Return, Chair & Lamp – Excellent Condition $95. Moving, Sycamore. 815-991-5149 Maple Double Bed with Headboard, Footboard & Side Rails. Excellent Condition! $60.00 After 12:00 P.M. 847-658-8673

LAWN MOWER - TORO 22”, self propelled, electric start. Mulcher, $225. 630-232-1982

LAWN MOWER

Briggs & Stratton, 21” selfpropelled, with side bagger, good condition, $125. 815-899-3322

Ladder – 18ft. Davidson Fiberglass Extension Ladder, 225lb Rate, Excellent Condition, Great Mod. Home Tool $110. 815-991-5149 Saw: 10” compound miter saw w/work desk $80 Don 815-895-4659

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16038 Quigley Rd.

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New Exercise Bike: AEROBIC Point 25 - Bollinger. Almost Never Used - $90 obo - cash only 815-541-6329

Captains Chairs (4), Dark wood w/black vinyl upholstery and sturdy and good cond. $125 obo. 630-232-1982

Sycamore 800 Janet Street

Wed-Fri 8am-5pm

Beautiful original artwork, appliances, furniture, organizational bins, tools, electronics, window blinds, cabinets, plastic floral & other HOME GOODS

MULTIFAMILY SALE 1570 & 1580 MOTEL RD July 18-20 Thus & Fri 8-4 Sat 8-12 Girls to 12 month & Boys to 4T...Toys, household items, sizzex supplies, CAKE/Baking supplies Adult clothes, holiday items, beanie babies and lots of other misc items

Thurs 7/18, Fri 7/19 & Sat 7/20 8AM-1PM

Tools, housewares, collectibles, kids items, sporting goods

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Sycamore

Thurs & Fri July 18 & 19 9am-4pm

SAT ONLY, JULY 20 8AM - 6PM

Call: 877-264-2527 or email: classified@shawsuburban.com

Appliances, Furniture, Tools & MUCH MORE!

Sycamore

SIDEWALK/ RUMMAGE SALE

We place FREE ads for Lost or Found in Classified every day!

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. 9am – 5pm

SYCAMORE

Dekalb

Children's, women's, & men's clothes, games, toys, movies, dining room table, coffee table, console table, family room chair, electronics, books, tools, & lots more!

GARAGE/ MOVING SALE

Chest Freezer – Whirlpool, 8.9 cubic ft. 4 years old - Excellent Condition. $175 815-756-7561

(1mile north of Rt 64)

Genoa 224 Koch Drive

32597 Genoa Rd.

Thurs & Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-1pm

Sycamore

26782 Five Points Rd Sat, July 20, 9am-3pm 310 CHARLES ST. Retiring middle school Language Arts teacher materials: books, posters, office supplies; household items; Vintage/Antique items: Oak hutch, oak kitchen table, chairs, oak ice chest, dresser

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

8a-3p

1831 W Forestview Designer baby & children's clothing, household items, office equipment (new & used), maternity clothes. Breaking News available 24/7 at Daily-Chronicle.com

REAL ESTATE AND CONTENTS Highly Productive Kane County Farm Land

YARD SALE 1003 Wild St (corner of Reckitt & Wild) Fri 7/19-Sat 7/20 7-2 Jump King 15' trampoline, Pfaltzgraff Naturewood dishes and extras, roller blades, IKEA light fixture, girl clothes up to size 0, Dell flat screen PC monitor, chiminea, music CDs (Beatles, 70s/80s, metal), Disney VHS, cross-stitch items, Adirondack toboggan, antique sheet music, miscellaneous. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

STEP LADDERS - 4 Wood 4' - 6' tall, Type III, 200lb rating. Very good condition, $15 ea Sycamore. 815-991-5149

Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible With Tray For Small Dog, $22, 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

Spare tire & bracket NEW for mounting on boat trailer. Tire size is ST175/80D13, load range C (maximum load 1360# @50 PSI). $80 Call Bill at 815-756-5888.

COLLECTOR CAR & PARTS AUCTION The Gary Collie Estate will be sold at Public Auction located at 49w233 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock, IL. 60511. Directions: From Rt. 30 in Big Rock, go south on Rhodes St. 2 blocks to Hinckley Rd., then west 1 1/4 miles to sale site. Watch for auction signs.

48 W. 274 GALENA ROAD, PLANO, ILLINOIS 60545

Auctioneer's Note: Mr. Collie collected cars, car parts and car memorabilia for over 45 years. You are certain to find other unique & old car memorabilia and parts not mentioned in this ad. This will be a large auction. Do not miss this one!

1 Mile East of the Intersection of Galena Road & Little Rock/Garnart Road, or 7 Miles West of the Intersection of Galena and Rt. 47 on Galena Road (Watch for signs)

Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:00 A.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013

Lunch Available

Starting at 10:00 am Lunch Available Comfort Stations

Collector Cars – Parts – Memorabilia – Shop Equipment

FARM LAND AUCTION WITH IMPROVEMENTS @ 10:00 AM

Cars sell at 1:00 P.M. CST ***LIVE INTERNET BIDDING for CARS*** register at www.EspeAuctions.com

112 M.O.L. Highly productive acres, improved with a well, maintained older 3 bedroom ranch style farm house with attached over-sized two car garage. The furnace, central air and water heater are less than 5 years old. Other amenities include maintenance free aluminum siding. Included is a 45’x75’ machine shed that has a partially heated shop with water, cement floor and two over-head doors. Other structures include a large well maintained barn with metal roof and a windmill. The farm land is situated within the Southeast quarter of section 33, Big Rock Township, Kane County Illinois. The principal soils are Drummer, Elburn, Blackberry and Flanagan. Frontage is along Galena Road commonly known as 48 W. 274 Galena Road. The bidding shall be by the acre times the actual surveyed acreage. The farm buildings and structural improvements will be included.

FOLLOWING THE REAL ESTATE AUCTION WILL BE THE CONTENTS 1977 Ford LTD Landau Coupe, 42,425, Original Miles, Very Sharp; 1967 John Deere 3020 Gas, WF, Frt Wghts w/Year Around Cab, 2700 hrs, One Owner, New Paint in 2011, Sharp!; Farmall “B” w/Woods 59 Belly Mower; 2009 JDX540 Garden Tractor w/54” Deck, 422 hrs, 26 hp Motor; 3 pt Snow Blower; 8’ 3 pt Blade; Pull Type Agri Fab Spreader; Pull Type Agri Fab Sprayer; 42” Agri Fab Lawn Sweeper; JD 216 Rototiller; Stihl FS 40C Weed Eater; 20’ Master Cut Push Mower; Lawn Roller; JD Model 80 Pull Type Wagon; 14” Electric Chain Saw; Die-Hard Battery Charger; 32’ Wood Extension Ladder; (2) Wood Working Benches; (4) Parts Bins; Lots of Hardware; Metal Shelves; Jack Stands; Hand Tools; Antique Wrenches; Fuel Cans; 14 V Cordless Flash Light; Vice Grips, etc.; Aluminum Pipe Wrench; Lg. Ice Tongues; Power Tools; Alton 8 gal. Air Compressor; Galvanized Sprinkling Cans w/Heads; Long Handle Tools; Wheel Barrels; Child’s Sled; 8 gal. Shop Vac. GUNS: Winchester Model 94 30/30; Mossberg Model 35 ICA .22 Long; Belgium Double Barrel Standley Arms Co.; Stevens Model 87H, .22 Long; JC Higgins Model 20 - 12 ga; JD Higgins Model 103, .22 cal w/Scope; Harrington & Richardson .32 cal Revolver; Gun Cleaners; Ammunition; Power Master 760 BB Gun; 3 Lockers

HOUSEHOLD FURNISHING ~ ANTIQUES Oak Dining Table w/6 Roll-a-way Chairs; Mahogany Drop Leaf Table w/Extra Leaves, 6 Chairs; China Cabinet; Buffet; Broyhill Sleeper Sofa; Electric Lift Chairs, 5 Years Old, Nice!; Winsor Back Upholstered Chairs; Living Room Tables; Oak Fern Stand; (2)White Treadle Sewing Machines; (2) Sewing Cabinets; John Wayne Commemorative Pocket Watch; Kenmore Dehumidi-fier; Painted Cabinets; Crocks, Red Wing, 3 gal; Older Local Advertising Items; Yard Stick Collection, JD, Chev, Heinold Hog Market; 4 pc. Bedroom Set, Queen Size Bed, Dresser w/Mirror; Sampler, Germany; Singer Sewing Machine w/ Cabinet; Terry Redline Print “Heading Home”; Cracker Tin & Others; Everyday Ware; Cookware, Pots & Pans; Lamb & Rabbit on the Nest; Single Bed; Berry Sets; Several Sets of China w/Serving Pieces; Carnival Glass; Crystal Vase, Bowl, Candy Dish & Others; Shawnee Shakers & Others; Oil Lamp w/Reflector; HP Dishes & Shakers; Pink Depression Glass; Etched Stemware; Needlework, Linens; Sm Household Elec. Appliances; Metal Lunch Boxes w/Themes; Spongeware Crock Bowl; Griswold # 9 Skillet; Insulated Baby Dishes; Ingraham Mantle Clock w/Key; Towel Racks; Roll-a-way Plastic Mop Bucket; Cookie Cutters; Roll-a-way Table; Whirlpool Washer; 9 Drawer Dresser; Walnut Gentleman’s Chest; Sunbeam Gas Grill; 6’ Step Ladder; Metal Fold-Up Chairs; Bird Feeders; Aluminum Dinette Table; Toy Box; Ceramic Christmas Tree; Buttons; Quilt Rack; Lefton Vase; Fan; Pro Sport Bike; Lamps; Many Other Items too Numerous to Mention. For further information regarding the auction, property or inspection of the improvements call the Auctioneer herein listed. For matters related to Title, Contract Agreement, 1031 Exchange of Legal Matters contact the Attorney as listed for an appointment. See website for Terms & Conditions.

DIANE OROS, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE LEROY LANDMEIER TRUST DATED JAN. 22, 2001 CHARLES MARSHALL, ATTORNEY FOR SELLERS (121 W. DEKALB ST., SOMONAUK, IL 815 498-2332)

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Fishing Tackle, Music Cd's, Furniture, TV's, Books, and much, much more.

Misc. Items Hallmark ornaments *ANTIQUES

Antiques, Guns, Car, John Deere 3020, Lawn & Garden Tractor ~ Household Goods and Furnishings

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JOBS, JOBS and MORE JOBS! No Resume? No Problem!

Fri 7/19 – Sat 7/20

PUBLIC AUCTION

Dekalb

3275 Meadow Trail W.

July 19 & 20 9am – 5pm

July 18-19, Thurs – Fri, 8 – 5 July 20, Saturday, 8 – 1

South Side of the Knolls Follow the Signs! Environmental

Sycamore 1041 DeKalb Ave

0S564 Branford Lane

Thursday – Sunday

Small black long haired female cat, green eyes, has microchip, name is Rippi, lost from the vicinity of University Rd., Shabbona, on or around 6/27, $100 REWARD if found, 630-777-4190

1985 Ladies Class Ring Found. Hinckley Big Rock High School Call Marge 815-895-5007

GENEVA

DEKALB

AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips www.go2wegenerauctions.com

1932 Ford V-8 Deluxe Coupe, this car has received the Dearborn Award 1929 Ford Model A 2 door 1950 Ford 2 door black Sedan, 42,300 miles 1979 Lincoln Town Coupe 65,465 miles 5% Buyers Premium on Cars Ford parts from the 20's and 30's, Model A parts & sheet metal, Mopar parts from 50's & 60's.Signs: Ford Neon, Metal Firestone, Metal DMI Quic-Cush'n Truck Bumper/Hitch. Posters: Trico Windshield Wipers, Knoxville 89 & 90 Nationals, IOLA Collection, 2004 Old Car Show Swap Meet, Nason Automotive Finishes, (2) 1932 Ford V-8 Motors, 1932 Ford V-8 Car. License plates: 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's plus more. Magazines: Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Car Craft, Custom Cars, Antique Automobile, Side Lights, V-8 Times, Dragster, Hemmings Motor News. Calendars: 1951 Pontiac Calendar, 1949 Crankshaft Regrinding - Howard D. Werts, LaSalle, IL., 1932 Ford V-8 & 4- Cylinder Cars & Trucks service instructions, many hub caps, English Pram baby carriage.

Shop Equipment – Tools - Mower South Bend Precision lathe, Catalog No. 187AB, bed length 4, w/South Bend bench; Rusnol Model 70 mill, S/N B31, w/Blackhawk grinder; Miller Dialarc HF-P AC/DC Tig welder; Lincoln electric weldpak 100 arc welder; Argon cylinder; Halon 1301 cylinder; Tungsten welding rods; 3 ton engine hoist; 20 ton press; transmission jack; heavy duty 1000 lbs. capacity engine stand; Barnes & Co. floor mount drill press; Sioux valve face grinding machine; Ever Start starter 200 battery charger; Floor jack; Fulton Anvil; Dayton 500 lbs. lift truck; Kawasaki K61000 B generator; Famco arbor press; grinders; large assortment of hand tools; Precision tools; Tig Tack tube clamps; parts cabinets; shelving; organizers; tool boxes; stainless steel tubing; oil & lubricants; paint; receiver hitch cargo carrier; auto repair books, parts catalogs; maintenance books - Mopar, Chiltons, Kuns Plumridge & others. Mower: Grasshopper 720K mower w/ add on turbo, 58” deck.

For more information, complete list and photos visit: www.EspeAuctions.com Terms: Cash, check, Visa/MC. 3% convenience fee on Credit Cards. Number system will be used. Have proper ID. Not responsible for accidents or merchandise after sold. Statements made on sale day by auctioneers or owners take precedence over any and all printed matter. There are no guarantees expressed or implied. All Items are sold “AS IS” “WHERE IS”, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Gary Collie Estate Mary Emmons Executor

ESPE Auctioneering Elburn, IL Mike Espe Lic. # 440.000424 630-365-9838 Joe Wegener Lic. # 440.000375 815-766-0756


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Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com EASEL - Step 2 Child Red Easel, Chalkboard On One Side & Dry Erase & Magnetic Board On Other Side With Tray To Hold Items, Folds For Easy Transport Or Storage, In New Condition Without Box, $22, 815-739-1953, DeKalb.

WANTED! I Buy Old Envelopes

!! !! !!! !! !!

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

Stamps Collections 815-758-4004

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or

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

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

2005 16 foot Tracker fishing boat 50 HP Merc great shape trolling motor live well boat cover, Fish finder $7500 OBO 847-418-0459

$3500 , Excellent Condition 630-391-1917

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

2006 5x8 Trailer. Flatbed w/sides. 3000 lb. Fold down ramp. Like new condition. $975. 815-751-7592

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

418 N. 1st St.

815-758-0600

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DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118 DeKalb - Spacious 1BR with Study, Stove, fridge, A/C, Garage. Quiet lifestyle. 815-758-0079 DeKalb -2 BD, 1 car garage $625 plus utilities. 1 dog ok. Big yard, lots of light. Avail now. 815-758-1641 DEKALB 2 BR. Quiet. 311 N. 2nd. Near NIU. No pets. $675/mo+1st, last, sec. Refs req. 815-751-2546 dwelldekalb.com DeKalb – 2BD, Quiet residential neighborhood, $785 includes heat. No pets. Avail now. 815-758-1641

DeKalb 2BR Lower Level, Bath

W/D, hrdwd flrs, seasonal screened in porch, no smoking, pets OK. $775/mo + sec. 224-238-8587

DEKALB 2BR,1BA

Downtown. Excellent conditon. Move in special. $675/mo. 815-751-8483 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

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

DeKalb Studio & 1 Bedroom

2004 BMW 525i

Available immediatley. Clean, quiet residential building. $425-$550/mo. 815-758-6580

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

1999 FORD E-350 VAN

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

DeKalb Studio. A/C, Laundry, Off street parking. $550/mo incl utils. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM

15 passenger, 190K miles, new brakes. Good condition, $3,500. 815-501-1378

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

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

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

A-1 AUTO

Will BUY UR USED

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

Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

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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

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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

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

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

ROCHELLE ~ 2 BEDROOM

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Marvelous quality home with 1 floor Master BR Suite, 5BR, 3.5BA, 3 car garage, huge basement. Horses allowed.

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

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

SYCAMORE UPPER 2BR

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

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

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

Our Great Garage Sale Guarantee!

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 ~ QUIET 3 BEDROOM Well Maintained. W/D, 1.5 car garage, big yard. $995/mo + util. No smoking. 815-751-5395

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

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 ~ South 4th St.

Call 800-589-8237 or email:

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FOR SALE 5.83 ACRES OF COUNTRY LIVING MINUTES FROM TOWN

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

Rochelle 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

$229,900

Yamber Real Estate & Property Management

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

SYCAMORE PENTHOUSE CONDO 2 BR, d/w, w/d, ,deck, garage, pets ok. Pool, tennis, basketball. $950/ month. Kerry 815-762-2753.

Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

815-758-7368

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

GENOA LARGE 1 BEDROOM

Appl, W/D, garbage, of-St parking. No pets. $570/mo + security dep. 815-761-1975

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

CALL Marilyn Yamber

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

DEKALB: older TH, near I88, 2BR, 1.5BA, off st. parking, C/A, no pets/smoking, $650/mo.+ utils, references, 815-508-0308

877-264-2527

GORGEOUS & Spacious 4BR, 2.5 BA home with so many upgrades! 2,800 sq ft on a quiet cul de sac in sought after neighborhood.

2BR, 2BA APT.

Dekalb: 2BR, close in back porch, quiet neighborhood, no smoking/pets, available 8/1, $575+utilities 815-756-2994

Daily-Chronicle.com

DeKALB

Stone Prairie

DEKALB: 3BR/2BA TOWNHOME NEAR NIU Nice townhome in the Knolls. 3 bed, 2 bath. Washer/ Dryer, Garage. www.dekalbrent.com/il/dekalb/1959920 $1200/mo. Call 630-777-0140

HINCKLEY 2BR, 1.5BA

CRYSTAL LAKE Large, Sunny 2BR,1BA, st 1 floor Apt in Duplex

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.

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

Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D hook-up. NO PETS. $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250

Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

Shabbona Deluxe 2BR

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

WE'VE GOT IT! Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527 www.Daily-Chronicle.com

DEKALB

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

CALL Marilyn Yamber 815-758-7368 Yamber Real Estate & Property Management

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Page C8 • Thursday, July 18, 2013 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

KNOWN OWNERS; RECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants.

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

Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above-entitled cause on June 13, 2013, a foreclosure sale will be held at 1:00 PM on the 1st day of August 2013 at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N Main Street, Sycamore IL 60178. The DeKalb County Sheriff will sell to the highest and best bidder the following described premises known locally as 608 E Bender, Sandwich IL and legally described as follows:

2012-CH-529 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ADOPTION NOTICE

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

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, COUNTY OF DEKALB

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In the matter of the Petition for the Adoption of ELLIANA P. SALDANA, a female child.

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Case No. 13 AD 13 To: RICHARD RIVAS, JR. Take notice that a petition was filed in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois for the adoption of a child named ELLIANA P. SALDANA. Now, therefore, unless you Richard Rivas, Jr., and all whom it may concern, file your Answer to the Petition in the action or otherwise file your Appearance therein, in the said Circuit Court of DeKalb County, in the City of Sycamore, Illinois, on or before the 26th day of August, 2013, a default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Petition. Dated: July 11, 2013. /s/ Maureen A Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court Attorney for Petitioners: Riley N. Oncken Attorney at Law 119 N. Maple Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 Phone: (815) 991-2098 Fax: (815) 991-2128 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of School District No. 427 in the Counties of DeKalb and Kane, State of Illinois,

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Sy as Administrative District for Northwestern Illinois Association, that a tentative budget for Northwestern Illinois Association for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Sycamore School District's Administration Building, 245 West Exchange Street, Sycamore, Illinois, beginning on the 15th day of July, 2013. Normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Said tentative budget will also be conveniently available to public inspection at the Sycamore Public Library, State and Main Streets, Sycamore, Illinois. Notice is further hereby given that a public hearing on said budget will be held at 7:00 p.m., on the 27th day of August, 2013, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 245 W. Exchange Street, Sycamore, Illinois. Dated this 18th day of June, 2013. Board of Education of School District No. 427 in the Counties of DeKalb and Kane, State of Illinois. Authority of the Board of Education By: Diane Tyrrell Secretary (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of School District No. 427 in the Counties of DeKalb and Kane, State of Illinois, that a tentative budget for said School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Sycamore School District's Administration Building, 245 West Exchange Street, Sycamore, Illinois, beginning on the 15th day of July, 2013. Normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Said tentative budget will also be conveniently available to public inspection at the Sycamore Public Library, State and Main Streets, Sycamore, Illinois. Notice is further hereby given that a public hearing on said budget will be held at 7:00 p.m., on the 27th day of August, 2013, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 245 W. Exchange Street, Sycamore, Illinois.

Dated this 18th day of June, 2013. Board of Education of School District No. 427 in the Counties of DeKalb and Kane, State of Illinois. Authority of the Board of Education By: Diane Tyrrell Secretary (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 18, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY

COUNTY OF DEKALB, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

(v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 207 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

FIRST STATE BANK, as Assignee of Farmers & Traders State Bank, Plaintiff, (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as folvs. WILLIAM MCNEW a/k/a WILLIAM J. MCNEW, CONNIE S. MCNEW, UN- lows: Name of mortgagor: William J. McNew KNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Name of mortgagee: Farmers & Traders State Bank Defendants. Date of mortgage: January 2, 2008 Date of recording: January 4, 2008 IN CHANCERY County where recorded: DeKalb County CASE NO. 13 CH 272 Recording document identification: 2008000176 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

Mortgage - 127 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 NOTICE is hereby given to William McNew a/k/a William J. McNew, (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified Connie S. McNew, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Claimants, of the above. Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on the 3rd day of July, 2013, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 735 ILCS 5/151218 and 735 ILCS 5/15-1502, and that the above entitled mortgage (iii) The name of the title holder of record is: William J. McNew foreclosure which is now pending in said court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is the 12th day (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reaof August, 2013, and that the following information applies to said foresonable certainty is as follows: closure proceeding: LOT 6 IN BLOCK 2 IN SPANGENBERG'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "C" Mortgage - 151 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified OF PLATS, PAGE 9, ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 1895, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. above. (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. (iii) The name of the title holder of record is: William J. McNew

(iii) The name of the title holder of record is: William J. McNew

(v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 444 College Avenue, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

(vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as fol(iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with realows: sonable certainty is as follows: Name of mortgagor: William J. McNew ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, IN Name of mortgagee: Farmers & Traders State Bank TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL Date of mortgage: January 2, 2008 MERIDIAN, THAT LIES BETWEEN THE WEST LINE OF JOHN STREET IN Date of recording: January 4, 2008 THE CITY OF DEKALB AND THE CENTERLINE OF THE KISHWAUKEE RIVCounty where recorded: DeKalb County ER AND BETWEEN THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 13 IN BLOCK 2 OF SPANRecording document identification: 2008000179 GENBERG'S ADDITION TO THE SAID CITY OF DEKALB, AND THE SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK "I" OF I. L. ELLWOOD'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF Mortgage - 959 North 12th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 DEKALB, EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE NORTH 40 FEET, SITUATED IN (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. above. (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. is as follows: 203 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (iii) The names of the title holders of record are: William J. McNew (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as fol- and Connie S. McNew. lows: (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reaName of mortgagor: William J. McNew sonable certainty is as follows: Name of mortgagee: Farmers & Traders State Bank LOT 38 IN BLOCK 4 IN LANGLOIS AND TOWNSEND'S THIRD ADDIDate of mortgage: January 2, 2008 TION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF Date of recording: January 4, 2008 RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 32, ON MARCH 2, 1909, County where recorded: DeKalb County SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Recording document identification: 2008000178 (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate Mortgage - 207 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified is as follows: 959 North 12th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 above. (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: William J. McNew and Connie S. McNew (iii) The name of the title holder of record is: William J. McNew Name of mortgagee: Farmers & Traders State Bank Date of mortgage: January 2, 2008 (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reaDate of recording: January 4, 2008 sonable certainty is as follows: County where recorded: DeKalb County THE NORTH 40 FEET, AS MEASURED PARALLEL TO THE NORTH Recording document identification: 2008000181 LINE, OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, TO-WIT: ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, /s/ Timothy J. Conklin RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, THAT LIES BETimothy J. Conklin, Attorney for the Plaintiff TWEEN THE WEST LINE OF JOHN STREET IN THE CITY OF DEKALB AND CENTER LINE OF THE KISHWAUKEE RIVER AND BETWEEN THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 13 IN BLOCK 2 OF SPANGENBERG'S ADDITION TO THE THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC CITY OF DEKALB AND THE SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK "I" OF I.L. ELL- 2040 ABERDEEN COURT WOOD'S ADDITION TO THE SAID CITY OF DEKALB, SITUATED IN THE SYCAMORE , ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE : (815) 758-6616 (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above.

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(v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 127 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

(vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as fol(iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with realows: sonable certainty is as follows: Name of mortgagor: William J. McNew LOT 11 IN BLOCK 2 IN SPANGENBERG'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF Name of mortgagee: Farmers & Traders State Bank DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER Date of mortgage: January 2, 2008 11, 1895, IN BOOK "C" OF PLATS, PAGE 6, SITUATED IN DEKALB Date of recording: January 4, 2008 COUNTY, ILLINOIS. County where recorded: DeKalb County Recording document identification: 2008000180 (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: Mortgage - 444 College Avenue, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 151 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above. (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above. Name of mortgagor: William J. McNew Name of mortgagee: Farmers & Traders State Bank (iii) The name of the title holder of record is: William J. McNew Date of mortgage: January 2, 2008 Date of recording: January 4, 2008 (iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reaCounty where recorded: DeKalb County sonable certainty is as follows: Recording document identification: 2008000177 LOT 6 (EXCEPTING THE SOUTH 18 FEET THEREOF) IN BLOCK "H" IN I. L. ELLWOOD'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO Mortgage - 203 John Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "C" OF PLATS, PAGE 24, ON JUNE 13, 1900, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. above. (ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above.

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