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Proposed TIF districts get support Review board endorses ahead of DeKalb hearing By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com

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Connie Clarner takes part in a line dancing club July 1 in the basement of the Sycamore Veterans Club. Clarner, 65, is part of the baby boomer generation born after World War II. Like many boomers, she helps take care of a loved one: Her husband, Ronnie, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2000.

Boomers often care for parents, children By DAVID THOMAS dthomas@shawmedia.com

DeKALB – Representatives from DeKalb’s local taxing bodies recommended Wednesday the creation of new tax increment financing districts along Sycamore Road and South Fourth Street. But the decision to create those districts ultimately rests with the DeKalb City Council. The council will host a public hearing on creation of the two districts at its Aug. 12 meeting. The city will have 90 days after that to establish the districts. “This is strictly a recommendation from the [Joint Review] Board,” Interim City Manager Rudy Espiritu said. DeKalb already has two TIF districts, which are a special mechanism local governments can use to spur development in blighted areas. The property taxes that local taxing bodies – such as schools, park districts and

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Roberta Paulsen of Genoa grabs a post jokingly after nearly colliding with it during the line dancing class at the Sycamore Veterans Club.

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Articles will focus on: Today: Family – Many boomers are turning their attention to caring for their aging parents while also helping their adult children in a down economy. Friday: Health – As they age, many boomers are dealing with more health issues. Saturday: Employment – As boomers approach retirement age, many are examining whether they can afford to stop working.

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The DeKalb City Council will host a public hearing on creation of the two TIF districts at its Aug. 12 meeting.

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The children born after World War II are the largest generation ever born in the United States. They are the baby boomers, and have lived through some of the biggest social changes in American history. The Daily Chronicle presents a three-day series on baby boomers, who are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day.

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and STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO Linda Chapman used to be a serial caregiver. The retired high school teacher, who lives in DeKalb, began taking care of her mother after her father died in 1988. At about the same time, her husband was dealing with a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, which she described as being an arthritis of the mouth. All the while, she was taking care of her own newborn son. “The [summer weather] would have sent [my husband] into pain for a couple of weeks at a time,” Chapman said. “We tried everything we could imagine.” Chapman’s husband died in 1999, but shortly thereafter, her mother moved in when her Alzheimer’s worsened. Chapman said she provided financial assistance, as well as arranged doctor appointments and transportation, to her mother until she died in 2008. Chapman is a baby boomer – one of the 76 million people who were born between 1946 to 1964 after World War II. This large generation has left an indelible mark on society, transforming America’s culture and economy that led to the United States’ rise as a global leader.

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS GALESBURG – Seeking to build momentum for looming fiscal fights, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast himself as the champion for middle-class Americans struggling to make ends meet. He chided Washington for having “taken its eye off the ball” and declared that the economy would be the “highest priority” of his second term. Obama, in an hour-long address that was at times deeply partisan, also accused Republican lawmakers of succumbing to “an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals.” He said gridlock had only gotten worse since his re-election. “I am here to say this needs to stop,” Obama said in a speech at Knox College. “This moment does not require short-term thinking.

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What’s next President Barack Obama will use the speeches he’ll give in the coming weeks to renew his calls for increasing the minimum wage and giving all 4-year-olds access to pre-school programs.

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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. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson at 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. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for information, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Sycamore Lioness Club: Evenings, at members’ homes. New members welcome. For location, call 815-895-5926. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. Friendship Night: 7 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn Community Center, 525 N. Main St. For adults grieving the loss of a loved one through death. For directions and monthly topics, call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880. Kirkland Lions Club: 7 p.m. All are welcome. For meeting location, email Steve Boettger at bigsteve1960@verizon.net. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. For information, call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; 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. Friday Sexaholics AnonymousDeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815508-0280; SA.org. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free. Open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St., Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across the street from Memorial Park.

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Britain’s little prince gets a name The ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – The little prince has a name: George Alexander Louis. The announcement Wednesday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, had selected a moniker steeped in British history came as royal officials suggested the new parents are seeking quiet time away from the flashbulbs and frenzy that accompanied the birth of their first child. While the news put to rest intense curiosity over what name the couple would choose, the timing and interest around it show how the 2-day-old heir is already on his way to a lifetime of fanfare and public glare. Kensington Palace on Wednesday said William and Kate were “delighted to announce” their son’s name, adding that baby will be known as “His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.” The name George – borne by six previous kings – befits the boy now third in line to the British throne and was a favorite among British bookmakers. It was the name chosen for his reign by Queen Elizabeth II’s father, George VI,

who rallied the nation during World War II. Alexander is a name shared by three medieval Scottish kings, and the name Louis could be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, uncle to the queen’s husband, Philip, and the last British Viceroy of India before that nation gained its independence in 1947. William’s father, Prince Charles, was close to Mountbatten, who was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army in 1979. The announcement of the name, just two days after the baby’s birth, was quick by royal standards. Elizabeth and Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, took a month before settling on the name Charles for the Prince of Wales. Charles and his then-wife, Princess Diana, took a week before settling on William’s four names. While it is normally the case that a king rules under his given name, precedent shows that the prince is not hidebound by George. The first name of George VI was actually Albert, but he picked his fourth name to use as sovereign in honor of his father, George V. Palace officials say William and

Kate are spending “private and quiet time for them to get to know their son.” Some of their discussions may revolve around figuring out how to shield him from intense public and media interest. The young prince’s relationship with the media, at least, appeared to have gotten off to a good start – a good sign for a royal family that has had tense moments with the news media. The baby slept through his first photo op Tuesday outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, while his parents beamed as they chatted easily with reporters. “I thought, ‘Is this an Oscar-winning performance?’ ” said Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine. “But I think they were so genuinely overjoyed that they wanted to show off the baby.” After leaving the hospital, the couple introduced their son to his uncle, Prince Harry, and to great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, who was keen to see the baby before she starts her annual summer vacation in Scotland later this week. Then they headed to see Kate’s parents in their village near London – pretty much like any regular family.

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Fears over Fla. trial verdict prove false The ASSOCIATED PRESS The predictions were dire: Black people would burn and loot America’s cities if George Zimmerman was found not guilty. White people everywhere would be attacked in revenge for the killing of Trayvon Martin. Judging from water-cooler conversations, social media and viral emails, many people took these warnings seriously – yet they proved to be largely wrong. Community leaders and scholars say the overwhelmingly peaceful response to the Zimmerman verdict reflects increased opportunities for African-Americans, the powerful image of a black president voicing frustration with the verdict, and the modern ability to create change through activism and social media rather than a brick. “There was the assumption that black people, Latino people, inner-city people are inherently violent, and that’s the farthest thing from the truth,” says Kevin Powell, whose BK Nation advocacy group helped organize peaceful marches involving thousands of people in New York City. “They need to stop racially stereotyping people,” Powell said. “It’s the same thing George Zimmerman was engaging in. To automatically assume an explosion from the Zimmerman verdict – I don’t think they understand black people.” The talk of violence originated long before the verdict with some conservative commentators, who said riots should be blamed on liberals who dis-

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People protesting the George Zimmerman verdict gather in prayer July 20 in front of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Riverside, Calif. torted facts to make Zimmerman look guilty. “Media’s dishonest motives in Trayvon Martin case could end in riots,” read a headline on Glenn Beck’s website. Speculation intensified when news broke that Florida police were preparing for possible unrest. Pundits highlighted dozens of tweets from average citizens threatening violence if Zimmerman was acquitted. Reminders circulated about a handful of “this is for Trayvon” assaults by black people when the case first gained national notice. “I fully expect organized race rioting to begin in every major city to dwarf the Rodney King and the Martin Luther King riots,” wrote former police officer

Paul Huebl. “If you live in a large city be prepared to evacuate or put up a fight to win. You will need firearms, fire suppression equipment along with lots of food and water.” In the week after the verdict, amid peaceful protests involving tens of thousands of people across the country, there was some violence. In Oakland, protesters broke windows, vandalized a police car and started street fires. In Los Angeles, people splintered off two peaceful protests to smash windows, set fires, attack pedestrians, and assault police with rocks and bottles. About 50 teenagers took the subway to Hollywood to rob pedestrians; 12 were arrested.

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Experts: Gas in Gulf Coast blowout is less damaging The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS – A blown-out natural gas well blazing off Louisiana’s coast poses fewer environmental dangers than past offshore accidents because it appears to primarily involve gas that disperses relatively easily, scientists said Wednesday. “A gas well’s not going to result in any kind of major pollution – perhaps not even significant pollution if it’s burning,” said Ted Bourgoyne, the former chair of Louisiana State University’s petroleum engineering department. He now runs the consultancy Bourgoyne Enterprises Inc. Federal inspectors saw no sheens near the well during flyovers Wednesday morning, which indicates the gas is burning off without releasing oil or other hydrocarbons – which are sometimes found in gas wells – into the water. While it’s not clear if the

An out-of-control natural gas well burned Wednesday off Louisiana hours after it ignited after a blowout, although authorities said there was no sign of a slick on the surface of the water. AP photo/U.S. Coast Guard

well in Tuesday’s blowout contained any crude oil, officials and scientists agree the latest mishap shouldn’t be as damaging as the BP oil spill that sent crude oil oozing ashore in 2010. The fire broke out late Tuesday hours after the blowout, authorities said. Forty-four workers were evacuated from a drilling rig at the site, and

no injuries were reported. University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha “Mandy” Joye also said the pollution and health dangers posed by a gas well are quite different than those posed at the well where the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up in 2010, killing 11 people and spewing millions of gallons of oil for weeks.

“The biggest danger from gas is that it is extremely flammable. At high concentration, gas exposure can cause health issues [vomiting, headaches and worse] but such high levels are not likely to be reached in warm, shallow waters,” Joye said in an email response to questions. That’s not to say there were no dangers. The Coast Guard maintained traffic restrictions within 500 meters of the site and the Federal Aviation Administration restricted aircraft up to 2,000 feet over the area. Tuesday’s blowout occurred at a drilling rig adjacent to a natural gas platform that wasn’t producing gas at the time. The rig was completing a “sidetrack well,” which drills into the same well hole under the platform. Industry experts say such wells are used to clear an obstruction or other problem with the original bore, or to access a different part of the gas reserve.


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New raffle rules make for smoother permit process By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com DeKALB – With a little luck, raffles can win you a prize, but without a permit to run them they can cost you up to $500 in fines. State law allows counties and municipalities to regulate the licensing of raffles, said John Acardo, DeKalb County clerk and recorder. The raffle permit ordinance recently was updated for the first time in almost 13 years to allow the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder to process and administer permits for raffles. The county and city of DeKalb entered into an intergovernmental agreement that allows the county to issue raffle permits on the city’s behalf while also issuing its own. The changes took effect June 19 after DeKalb County Board approval. One of the changes to the permit ordinance was allowing application fees for 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations and charitable events to be waived, allowing charities and nonprofits to generate more income. “Our County Board wanted to be generous to our support groups,” Acardo said. In the past, organizations would have to be at least five years old to apply for a permit, but now that requirement has been reduced to about two years.

Revisions to the raffle permit were crafted using raffle permit policies in other counties and working with community leaders in the DeKalb County, he said. The fees for raffle permits are not uniform. Acardo said the fees can vary depending on what type of raffle is involved or how large the prize is. For example, a permit for a 50/50 raffle may cost $25. This year, the county has issued 19 raffle permits. Acardo said 40 percent of those were issued in the county and 60 percent in DeKalb. Last year, the county issued about 10 permits and the city typically issues about 70 annually, he said. The Kishwaukee Valley Art League applied for a raffle permit that was approved in May by the DeKalb County Board. Jim Dester, vice president of the league, said his organization had no issue with the changes to raffle permits or the permit application process before the changes. “It was no problem,” Dester said. “We got the permits immediately.” Because the art league is a nonprofit, it was able to obtain a free permit, he said. Applications for raffle permits can be downloaded at http://shawurl. com/orl. The application can be emailed or faxed. “We try to make the process as easy as possible for organizations,” he said.

Registration open for two NIU summer camps DeKALB – Applications still are being accepted for two summer camps for middle-schoolers being offered through Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming. The Creative Writing Day Camp, which provides workshops in fiction, poetry and screenwriting, will be from Monday to Aug. 2. The Archaeology Day Camp, which includes working with artifacts, excavation and mapping, runs from Aug. 5 to 9. To apply for either camp, visit www.niu.edu/clasep/ camps or for information, call 815-753-5200.

Skaters get rolling at annual Kish Fest

Information sought on theft of generator

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rant Katula, 16, of Wheaton (top) skids across the mini ramp Wednesday during the Youth Challenge and Skate Board event at Skate Street in Van Buer Plaza in DeKalb. The event was part of annual Kishwaukee Fest, going on through Sunday. BOTTOM: Luis Fulgencilo, 14, jumps onto a box Wednesday at Skate Street in Van Buer Plaza. The family-friendly event included demonstrations and competitions for cash prices. For a complete schedule of Kishwaukee Fest events, visit Daily-Chronicle. com.

SYCAMORE – Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking information about a generator that was reported stolen July 19 from the 14000 block of Plank Road. A red Troy-Built, 3,500-watt generator was stolen from a motor home parked near the street. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-8952155 or the DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-8953272 or email crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn up to $1,000..

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Man gets 3 years in sexual abuse case By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE — A St. Charles man who pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday and faces deportation. Jose L. Garcia, 28, of the 200 block of Walnut Street in St. Charles, will be deported to Mexico after he completes his prison sentence because he is not a United States citizen. He must also register as a sex offender for life. Garcia pleaded guilty May 14 to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and Jose L. received the Garcia minimum sentence under state guidelines. He could have been sentenced to as many as seven years in prison. On Oct. 28, the family of a Cortland girl who is mentally disabled contacted police to report the abuse. DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Garcia the same day. The victim’s father – who said he was related to Garcia – testified at the sentencing hearing. The Daily Chronicle is not printing his name to protect the victim’s identity. In emotional testimony, the father said his daughter has cerebral palsy and needs braces to walk. She also has mental disabilities. Garcia’s actions have left him unable to concentrate at work, and he lost a lot of time working as a result. “I feel sad and angry,” he said. The father also noted his daughter now has a hard time trusting other family members. When he tries to go near her in her bedroom, she’ll push him away as if she were afraid, he said. He would like for Garcia to be kept in prison as long as possible. “[Garcia] is a part of my family and I’m going to see him someday, and I don’t know what I’m going to do,” the man said. Garcia has received credit for serving 267 days in the DeKalb County Jail.

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Local Sears moves to bigger, more visible site By CHRIS BURROWS cburrows@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The management team behind the corporate-owned Sears store on Sycamore Road hopes to complete its move to a new location by midday today. The store isn’t moving far. The new spot at 2359 Sycamore Road is just across the street from the previous storefront. Sears district manager Eric Nowaczyk said the new facility will provide the store more space for corporate training as well as better visibility to

at the northeast corner of Barber Greene and Sycamore roads for the past six or seven years and spent the past three years at 2518 Sycamore Road in the strip mall, Nowaczyk said. Construction teams started work on the new location weeks ago, and the store closed Tuesday so that the relocation could begin. They hope to finish in fewer than three days. “We have some temps, a moving company we hired, and we’re just getting it done,” Nowaczyk said.

attract shoppers. “Here we have an opportunity to have a larger training room, so that when folks are coming through, we can train them more effectively,” Nowaczyk said of the Sears Hometown and Outlet, which is owned by Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. “Our mattress department is going to be a little bit expanded from what we had, but the sales floor is almost the same.” The Sears was in the Northland Shopping Center

Former state lawmaker pleads guilty in charity case By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois lawmaker pleaded guilty Wednesday to culling nearly $30,000 in money from a scholarship fund for personal and political use. Prosecutors are recommending a six-month prison sentence for former state Rep. Constance Howard, a Chicago Democrat who resigned last year amid reports of a federal investigation. Howard, 70, took the rare step of waiving formal indictment and pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield to one count of wire fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore.

up to $250,000 and up to three years supervised release. U.S. Attorney Timothy Bass said the government will ask for a six-month prison term and six months of home confinement at her Nov. 21 sentencing. Howard declined comment after the hearing, stepping quickly into a waiting car. Her attorney, Michael Metnick, said he planned to argue for less than the recommended sentence. “We will bring to the court’s attention all of the good that Constance Howard did as a state representative and citizen during her lifetime,” he said. “I strongly believe that she should not serve time.”

Prosecutors accused Howard of fraudulently raising funds intended for computer science students through the annual “Tee Off For Technology Celebrity Golf Outing.” The event grew out of the tax-exempt “Tee Off for Technology” organization, Constance which Howard Howard founded in 2003. Howard entered what is called a “conditional plea,” which comes with a cap on possible sentencing. Otherwise, the fraud charge would carry a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of

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Continued from page A1 city government – receive from properties in these districts are frozen for 23 years. As property values increase in the area, the increased property taxes are diverted to a special account and used for improvements. Property taxes are an essential source of revenue for DeKalb School District 428, which last school year received about 69 percent – or $46 million – of its total revenue from local property taxes. If the school district is unable to reap the benefits of growth in the South Fourth Street district, which includes property on either side of the street between Taylor Avenue and Fairlane Avenue, it will lead to higher tax rates, said Andrea Gorla, the district’s assistant superintendent of business and finance. The school system opposes creation of the South Fourth Street district. “The ramifications – this is going to have long-term

[effects] on the tax rate,” Gorla said. “With the declining [property value], losing local funds, losing general state aid funds – that’s why [the school board] said this is not the right time for us to be approving that type of value falling under a TIF.” Gorla and the school district did support the Sycamore Road district, a much smaller area that includes the former Nelson Veterinary Clinic and the Northern Illinois University Art Annex property. The Joint Review Board has recommended creating a 15 percent surplus share through that district, which would funnel a total of $792,136 over the TIF district’s 23-year lifespan. The City Council can unilaterally amend that surplus share, Espiritu said. Espiritu said costs of improvements along the South Fourth Street corridor are expected to cost more than the TIF district can generate. City officials are estimating to collect $3.6 million in increment revenues, but that would pay

for only about a quarter of the $14 million in proposed projects there. To make up that $10.4 million shortfall, the city plans to apply for grants and use the increment to pay for any local match, Espiritu said. “Now we can actually apply for some now that we would have a funding source,” Espiritu said. Gorla asked Espiritu if it was possible the city could use its authority to mandate the clean-up of certain properties along South Fourth Street. The former Protano’s Auto Parts site at 1151 S. Fourth St. has been long identified as a property that is possibly contaminated. “By creating a TIF, we have a funding source to leverage some of the grants to do that,” Espiritu said in an interview about environmental remediation along South Fourth Street. “In order to entice a developer to come to South Fourth Street, there needs to be a stimulus to get them here. Hopefully, the TIF provides that stimulus.”

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DeKalb County Carlton E. Neely, 33, of the 200 block of McMillan Court in Cortland, was arrested Wednesday, July 24, on an out-

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Sandwich Dennis D. Behrens, 44, of the 200 block of N. Joles Street in Sandwich, was arrested Tuesday, July 23, on an outstanding Kane County warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. Soccorro G. Valdiviezo, 41, of the 1100 block of East 6th Street in Sandwich, was arrested Tuesday, July 23, on a failure-to-appear warrant.

8OBITUARIES JEAN ELLEN MARIE MORRIS Died: July 24, 2013 AURORA – Jean Ellen Marie Morris, 56, of Aurora, Ill., and formerly of Montgomery and owner of J.E.M. Morris Construction Inc., passed away in the early morning hours Wednesday, July 24, 2013, after a short but fierce battle with cancer that took her body, but never her soul. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Morris of Aurora; three children, Kimberly (Neil) Nakahodo and their children, Niko and Ryker of Kansas City, Mo., Kathryn (Tom) Carvell and their children, Jenny and Ryan of Clarksville, Tenn., and Donald (Lacie) Morris of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Gary (Debra) Falgout of Gray, La.; four sisters, Brenda (Earl) Scott of Houma, La., Crystal (Clark) Duplantis of Dulac, La., Stephanie (Larry) Authement of Dulac and Sherri Falgout of Chauvin, La.; seven nephews; five nieces; and a family of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leola and Gerold Falgout. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her life and faith will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Jean’s

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Senate passes bill on college student loan rates By PHILIP ELLIOTT The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday. The bipartisan proposal would link interest rates on federal student loans to the financial markets, providing lower interest rates right away but higher ones later if the economy improves as expected. The measure was similar to one that already had passed

the Republican-led House and leaders from both chambers said they predicted the differences to be resolved before students start signing loan documents for the fall term. “This compromise is a major victory for our nation’s students,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. Undergraduates this fall would borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would borrow at 6.4 percent. The rates would be locked in for that year’s loan, but each year’s loan could be more expensive than the last.

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Rates would rise as the economy picks up and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. Liberal members of the Democratic caucus were vocal in their opposition over the potentially shifting rates included in the Senate measure, which passed with support from both parties, 81-18. The

bill passed with support from 45 Republicans, 35 Democrats and Sen. Angus King, the independent from Maine who helped negoti-

ate the deal. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, joined 16 Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, to oppose the legislation. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., did not cast a recorded vote. “This permanent, market-based plan makes stu-

dents’ loans cheaper, simpler and more certain,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, the top Republican on the Senate education panel. “It ends the annual game of Congress playing politics with student loan interest rates at the expense of students planning their futures.” Rates on new subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6.8 percent July 1 because Congress could not agree on a way to keep them at 3.4 percent. Without congressional action, rates would stay at 6.8 percent – a reality most lawmakers called unacceptable, although deep differences emerged even among allies as to how to rem-

edy it. The compromise that came together during the past few weeks would be a good deal for all students through the 2015 academic year. After that, interest rates are expected to climb above where they were when students left campus in the spring, if congressional estimates prove correct. “That’s the same thing credit card companies said when they sold zero-interest rate credit cards. ... The bill comes due,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. “All students will end up paying far higher interest rates on their loans than they do now.”

Snowden lawyer: Leaker staying in Russia for now By JIM HEINTZ The Associated Press

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Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery Dec. 5, 2011, at a post office in Seattle. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, a House panel was considering a proposal Wednesday to replace front-door delivery with curbside delivery.

House proposal eyes end of door-to-door mail delivery By ANDREW MIGA The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Americans for generations have come to depend on door-todoor mail delivery. It’s about as American as apple pie. But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery service could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal a House panel was considering Wednesday. Curbside delivery, which includes deliveries to mailboxes at the end of driveways, and cluster box delivery would replace letter carriers slipping mail into front-door boxes. The proposal is part of broader legislation by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, designed to cut costs at the cash-strapped agency by up to $4.5 billion a year. The Postal Service had a $16 billion loss last year. The agency has been moving toward curbside and cluster box delivery in new residential developments since the 1970s. The Postal Service in April began deciding whether to provide such delivery for people moving into newly built homes rather than letting the developers decide. “A balanced approach

to saving the Postal Service means allowing USPS to adapt to America’s changing use of mail,” Issa said. “Done right, these reforms can improve the customer experience through a more efficient Postal Service.” About one in three mail customers has door-to-door delivery, Issa said. The shift would include safe and secure cluster box delivery areas, he said, especially for elderly customers who receive Social Security checks and prescriptions through the mail. About 30 million residential addresses receive delivery to boxes at the door or a mail slot. Another 87 million residential addresses receive curbside or cluster box delivery. The cost differences are clear. Curbside delivery costs average $224 per year for each address, while cluster box delivery averages $160. Door-todoor delivery costs the agency about $350 per year, on average. Sue Brennan, a Postal Service spokeswoman, said, “While converting delivery away from the door to curb or centralized delivery would allow the Postal Service to deliver mail to more addresses in less time, doing so is not included in our five-year plan.” Brennan said the agency’s

five-year plan does call for shifting 20 percent of business address deliveries from doorto-door to curbside and cluster box delivery through 2016. Rep. Steve Lynch, D-Mass., said the plan to move about 30 million residential addresses from to-the-door to curbside and cluster box service would be virtually impossible in dense urban areas such as his hometown of South Boston crowded with triple-deckers – three apartments stacked on top of each other. “You’d have to knock houses down in my neighborhood to build cluster boxes,” Lynch said. “This will not work.” It might work in places like Manhattan with big apartment buildings, he said. “Look, there’s no availability for cluster boxes in many communities around the country,” Lynch said. Issa’s plan allows for people with physical hardships to get waivers allowing them to keep door delivery. There’s also a provision giving people the option to keep door delivery by paying a special fee to cover the additional cost. Issa’s bill also allows the Postal Service to take into account factors such as poverty rates and population density in deciding which areas would be allowed to keep door delivery.

Speaker of the House: Speech a ‘hollow shell’ • OBAMA Continued from page A1 It does not require having the same old stale debates.” Obama, as he often does when criticizing Washington, glossed over his own status as the inhabitant of the city’s most powerful office. GOP leaders quickly panned the president’s remarks as a series of repackaged ideas and empty promises. “It’s a hollow shell, it’s an Easter egg with no candy in it,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said. For the president’s advisers, a central goal of the speech was simply to refocus Obama’s agenda squarely on the economy ahead of the fall deadlines. The first six

months of his second term largely have been consumed by priorities like gun control and immigration, as well as an array of foreign policy crises and domestic controversies, including the National Security Agency’s domestic spying programs and IRS scrutiny of political groups. While official Washington’s attention was elsewhere, the economy was slowly but steadily improving. The housing market is recovering, the stock market is soaring and unemployment, while still high at 7.6 percent, is falling. But the White House fears that standoffs this fall over the debt ceiling and the sequester could upend that progress. The president has declared that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling and expects Republicans to lift the bor-

rowing limit without concessions. He’s also pushing to end the federal budget cuts before they extend into the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Obama will seek to keep up his renewed economic focus in the coming weeks with a series of speeches on manufacturing, education, housing, retirement security and health care. Advisers say some of those speeches will contain more specific policy proposals, both for congressional legislation and executive action. The president said he welcomed ideas from lawmakers of both parties, but wouldn’t stand for reflexive opposition to his own initiatives. “I’m laying out my ideas to give the middle class a better shot,” he said. “Now it’s time for you to lay out your ideas.”

MOSCOW – National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow’s airport a month ago, aims to stay in Russia for the near future and learn the country’s culture and language, his lawyer said Wednesday. To get him started, Anatoly Kucherena said he gave Snowden a copy of “Crime and Punishment,” Dostoyevsky’s lengthy novel about the torment and redemption of a man who thought himself outside the law. “I am not talking about the similarity of inner contradictions,” Kucherena said after meeting Snowden in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo international airport, where Snowden has been staying since arriving June 23 from Hong Kong. The day’s developments left the White House – and nearly everyone else – “seeking clarity” about the status

of the man who revealed details of an NSA program to monitor Internet and telephone communications. When Snowden first arrived at Sheremetyevo, he was believed to be planning just to transfer to a flight to Cuba and then to Venezuela to seek asyEdward lum. But the United States, Snowden which wants him returned for prosecution, canceled his passport, stranding him. He hasn’t been seen in pubAnatoly lic since, alKucherena though he met with human rights activists and lawyers July 12. Snowden then applied for temporary asylum in Russia, saying he eventually wanted to visit countries that had offered him asylum: Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

It’s unclear how long Russia will take to decide on the asylum request. Kucherena’s meeting Wednesday with Snowden was preceded by a flurry of reports that said the lawyer would give him documentation allowing him to leave the airport while the asylum process is underway. But Kucherena said he had no such paperwork to pass along. The Federal Migration Service, which would issue such a document, said it had no information. Asked about Snowden’s long-term intentions, Kucherena told state television that “Russia is his final destination for now. He doesn’t look further into the future than that.” The case has provoked considerable tension between Moscow and Washington, at a particularly sensitive time – less than two months before President Barack Obama had planned to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and again at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg.

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U.S. new-home sales jump to 5-year high The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Americans snapped up new homes in June at the fastest pace in five years, a sign the housing recovery is strengthening. Sales of newly built homes rose 8.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 497,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That’s the highest since May

2008 and up from an annual rate of 459,000 in May, which was revised lower. While sales are still below the 700,000 pace consistent with healthy markets, they have risen 38 percent in the past year. That’s the biggest annual gain since January 1992. “There’s an awful lot of headroom for more gains in new-home sales once the job market recovers more fully,”

Jonathan Basile, an economist at Credit Suisse, said in a note to clients. Home sales and prices have climbed since early last year, buoyed by solid hiring and low mortgage rates. Housing has helped drive economic growth this year at a time when other parts of the economy have languished, such as manufacturing and business investment. New-home sales make up

only a small part of the market. But they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three new jobs and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders. One concern is rising mortgage rates could slow sales in the coming months. The average rate on the 30-year fixed

was 4.37 percent last week — a full percentage point higher than in early May. At the same time, mortgage applications to purchase homes have fallen in the past few weeks. Rates surged after Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Federal Reserve could slow its bond-buying program later this year if the economy continues to improve. The Fed’s bond purchases have kept

long-term interest rates low, encouraging more borrowing and spending. Economists noted that newhome sales reflect contract signings, rather than completed purchases, and don’t necessarily include completed mortgage applications. As a result, last month’s increase could reflect efforts by some purchasers to buy homes before rates rise further.

Ex-Bulger partner admits lying under oath in past The ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON – James “Whitey” Bulger’s former partner in crime returned to the witness stand Wednesday for a fifth day of testimony, with the defense harping on his role as an FBI informant while trying to discredit him as a liar. Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi claims he and Bulger were secret FBI informants for years while they ran the city’s murderous Irish mob known as the Winter Hill Gang. The 79-year-old confessed killer admitted Wednesday that he didn’t like it when other prison inmates called him a “rat,” but also took a verbal swipe at Bulger. “I don’t think anybody likes it,” Flemmi said. “I don’t think Mr. Bulger likes it either.” Bulger, 83, faces charges connected to 19 killings during the 1970s and ’80s while leading the notorious gang. He fled Boston in 1994 and was one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives until his arrest in California two years ago. Bulger attorney J.W. Car-

ney Jr. said in court Wednesday that the defense is trying to show jurors that Bulger wasn’t a government informant to undermine the credibility of government witnesses who claim he was. Carney said he also wants to call former Stephen “The FBI agents to testify about Rifleman” whether John Flemmi Connolly Jr., a corrupt, former FBI agent who is now in prison, could have taken information from other informant files James and put it in a “Whitey” file for someone Bulger else. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly argued it’s “flatly false” Bulger wasn’t an informant, and that the type of testimony the defense wanted to elicit could confuse jurors and waste time. The defense continued to

hammer away at Flemmi’s credibility Wednesday, getting him to admit that he’d lied under oath years earlier. Flemmi said that if he hadn’t, it would’ve exposed a corrupt relationship with the FBI and that wouldn’t have helped his defense. But, the witness insisted, “I’m telling the truth now.” Flemmi also identified diagrams that he drew for the FBI that detailed places where the rival Mafia gathered, and talked about conditions he faced in prison in Walpole, Mass., before he cooperated with the government and made a plea deal that kept him from facing the death penalty. Flemmi said he lost 35 pounds, couldn’t sleep, couldn’t make phone calls, didn’t have a TV or a radio, didn’t have a chair to sit in when visitors came to see him, and spent 23 hours a day in a cell. Flemmi previously had testified that Bulger strangled two young women and was a pedophile who had taken a 16-year-old to Mexico for a vacation with him.

Caring for elderly parent has financial cost • BOOMERS Continued from page A1 As baby boomers cross the threshold into retirement age – 10,000 boomers a day turn 65 – more of their attention is turning to family and the need to care for their aging parents while helping their adult children in a down economy. “You have this group of individuals who were looking forward to retirement, and then everything burst, and now they’re having to work longer,” said Tara Culotta, executive director of DeKalb County Elder Care Services. “Or they’re having grown adult children move back home with them, who are unemployed or are having their own financial problems.” Elder Care Services provides information assistance to people older than 60, on topics such as managing their finances. They also investigate instances of elder abuse. Culotta said the agency knew the senior population was increasing, but she is seeing higher numbers of younger seniors needing help. Earlier in her career, Culotta said she dealt with mostly 80-year-olds who were trying to maintain their independence. Now, many of the people who come into the agency are younger seniors who are having difficulty paying their rent or mortgages, and they’re frustrated. “I think a lot of them are frustrated because they’re finding themselves in these predicaments they never dreamed of being in at this age,” Culotta said. “I think all of them kind of thought they had planned well enough or saved enough. They just didn’t picture themselves thrown in a situation where they’re asking for help for somebody to clean their home, or some financial assistance.”

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ican adults older than age 50 now provide care for their aging parents, a 2011 study from MetLife on the caregiving costs for working baby boomers found. The total lifetime financial impact – in terms of lost wages, Social Security benefits and private pensions – for the average baby boomer to care for their parents is $303,880, the study found. That is the cost for leaving the labor force early and/or reduced hours of work because of caregiving responsibilities. The caregiving role ranges from helping with the bills to helping with medical treatment. About a third of caregivers, the study showed, work less hours or leave the workforce early to focus their efforts on caring for their elderly parents. “The trend is that people want to live in their homes and not in an institutionalized program,” said Betsy Creamer, supervisor for the Illinois Department on Aging’s Office of Older American Services. “Baby boomers are providing more and more care to their families as caregivers.” Creamer’s office helps administer the department’s community care program, which provides in-home services for seniors. The state of Illinois has seen a “fairly dramatic” increase in demand for the program, which now serves 46,750 more residents than in 2003, Creamer said. Many baby boomers also feel an obligation to help their children, who are more frequently returning home after college to look for career-oriented job prospects in a slow economy that includes persistently high unemployment. ‘Sandwich generation’ At the same time, there are A 2012 survey from the Nababy boomers who are taking tional Endowment for Financare of an older parent while cial Education found that 59 also helping their children. Cu- percent of parents are providlotta referred to them as being ing financial support to adult a “sandwich generation.” children who no longer are in Nearly 10 million Amer- school.

The support includes assistance with living expenses, transportation costs, medical bills and repaying home loans, the survey found. The findings were released at the same time MetLife Mature Market Institute surveyed 2,123 Americans ages 21 to 65 on the level of financial responsibility people of different generations feel in a variety of family roles. About 44 percent of baby boomers felt an absolute or strong responsibility to provide for their child’s higher education. A near identical amount – 45 percent – felt the same way about allowing a child to live at home during times of financial difficulty. Connie and Ronnie Clarner are perhaps an exception to the rule: As they enter retirement, they have not had to take care of any family members, nor are they taking care of their adult sons, Tom and Jeff. But that’s because by the time Connie Clarner was 28, she had lost her whole family. Her mother died from a brain tumor at age 50. Five years later, her father suffered a severe heart attack and died in his bathroom at age 61. Three years after that, her sister was shot to death by her husband. “I outlived them all,” said Clarner, now 65. Her husband Ronnie is in a similar situation – both of his parents and his brother have died from cancer. Instead, Clarner takes care of her husband, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2000. She said she is enjoying retirement, but she recognizes she is fortunate. A lot of her insurance is covered by Northern Illinois University, where her husband worked for decades. “I was very worried,” Clarner said. “I kept thinking, ‘It’s time to retire,’ because the job was getting stressful. But I was very worried because now suddenly you’re going to be taking home a lot less money than what you were used to bringing in. “But for some reason, it works. It’s because, you’re not buying the clothes cause you’re not working. It’s not going every day in the car using gas ... Something’s different.”

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Members of the clergy listen to Pope Francis (center right) as he celebrates Mass on Wednesday inside Aparecida Basilica in Aparecida, Brazil. Francis celebrated the first public Mass of his trip to Brazil after praying before the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil’s patron saint.

In first public mass, Pope urges Catholics to shun materialism The ASSOCIATED PRESS APARECIDA, Brazil – Pope Francis made an emotional plea Wednesday for Roman Catholics to shun materialism in the first public Mass of his initial international trip as pontiff, then met with drug addicts and denounced the “dealers of death” who fuel their suffering. On his first full day of activities in Brazil, Francis traveled from one of the most important shrines in Latin America, Our Lady of Aparecida, to what he called a “shrine of human suffering” – a hospital in Rio de Janeiro that treats substance abusers. Both encounters had a common theme that the humble pope has stressed during his young papacy: a denunciation of the “ephemeral idols” of money and power and a need for the Catholic

Church to focus on the poor and outcasts of society. Francis started his day traveling to Aparecida, where thousands packed into the huge Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in an agricultural region of verdant fields between Rio and Sao Paolo. Tens of thousands more braved a cold rain outside to catch a glimpse of the first pope from the Americas returning to a shrine of great meaning to the continent and to Francis himself. Before the Mass, Francis stood in silent prayer in front of the 15-inch statue of the Virgin of Aparecida, the “Black Mary,” his eyes tearing up as he breathed heavily. He later carried a replica of it in his arms, visibly moved at the gift he had been given. Francis has entrusted his papacy to the Virgin Mary and, like many Catholics in Latin America, places great importance in devotion

to Mary. After his Mass, the pope blessed the tens of thousands gathered outside the basilica and announced that he would return to Aparecida in 2017, the year that marks the 300th anniversary of a fisherman finding the Black Mary statue in a nearby river. Back in Rio, Francis arrived in a closed car at the simple white and yellow St. Francis of Assisi hospital – named for Francis’ namesake, the 13th century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle to embrace a life of poverty and simplicity. The pope bounded out of the car into a cold rain, not waiting for an umbrella, and greeted a group of people in wheelchairs and well-wishers. Before the pope spoke, former drug addicts stood up and told their stories – and received an embrace from the pope who listened intently.

pressing for the change against the Obama administration, the Republican establishment and Congress’ national security experts. The vote marked the first chance for lawmakers to take a stand on the secret surveillance program since former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden leaked classified documents last month.

Wednesday to take to the streets to give him and the police a mandate to tackle “violence and terrorism,” in an address that pointed to a possible move against supporters of the Islamist leader. The call by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, made in a speech to a graduation ceremony for military cadets, underlined how the military chief is the source of real power in Egypt despite the creation of a civilian government after the July 3 coup that removed Mohammed Morsi.

8BRIEFS House rejects effort to halt NSA program WASHINGTON – The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency’s secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records Wednesday night after a fierce debate pitting privacy rights against the government’s efforts to thwart terrorism. The vote was 217-205 on an issue that created unusual political coalitions in Washington, with libertarian-leaning conservatives and liberal Democrats

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DeKalb City Council needs plan for future

New sexual harassment rules defy reason The new federal guidelines for how colleges should handle sexual-harassment cases aren’t just unreasonable. They’re hostile to reasonableness in principle. The Justice Department and the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights set forth the rules in a letter they sent in May. The letter was addressed to the University of Montana, but says it should serve as “a blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country.” The letter criticized the university for defining “sexual harassment” too narrowly. The school had disciplined people only for conduct so “severe” and “pervasive” that it created a “hostile environment.” Instead, the federal government said, colleges should treat “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “verbal” conduct, as harassment. Such conduct, the Office for Civil Rights has explained, runs the gamut from “making sexual propositions” to “spreading sexual rumors.” The university also erred, according to the letter, in saying conduct qualified as harassment only when “an objectively reasonable person” would find it “offensive.” Harassment may occur, then, when someone’s conduct triggers even an objectively unreasonable complaint. The federal government has put universities on notice that they need to take any complaint, however little merit it may seem to have, seriously. The letter instructed colleges that “taking disciplinary action against the harasser” may be appropriate, and even required, before the investigation into the complaint is finished – that is, before it is determined that the “harasser” is actually a harasser. Hans Bader, a former lawyer for the Of-

harassment. It did include language about eliminating harassment. We will get a better sense of the administration’s intent from its just-announced investigations of sexual-harassment procedures at Dartmouth College and the fice for Civil Rights, notes that the federal University of Southern California. It’s clear guidelines for universities go well beyond that a university that clamps down on camwhat courts have said is acceptable policy pus speech will stay on the safe side of the against sexual harassment. The Supreme administration’s rules. Even one that adopts Court has taken the old-fashioned view the softer version of the administration’s polthat conduct has to be objectively offensive icy will achieve the same effect. As Walter to count as harassment. Asking someone Olson writes in an essay for Commentary, for a date, Bader points out, could theoreti- people will realize “a certain type of joke cally run afoul of the new standard. or gossip can get them summoned involunThat scenario seems unlikely, because tarily into a grievance process of indefinite it’s hard to see these rules being applied in length and destination” and stay silent. any consistent and rigorous manner. But One danger is that speech that should the Obama administration is increasing be allowed will effectively be banned by the risk that professors and students who the federal government. Another is that have done nothing that most people would even when allegations concern things consider outrageous, or even wrong, will that should be banned, the process will be be done serious injustices. unfair to accused students and professors And not for the first time. Two years who are innocent of them. ago, the Education Department told colNo one doubts that some victims of genleges that they should weaken the preuine harassment are treated badly by unisumption of innocence for people accused versity administrators. And sometimes “he of sexual misconduct, taking action against said, she said” conflicts just don’t generate them even if the evidence of their misconenough evidence to determine who’s in the duct is not “clear and convincing.” right, and real misconduct can therefore go After the letter to the University of Mon- unpunished. But there are also false accutana provoked some criticism, the Office sations, misinterpretations, ambiguities. for Civil Rights issued another statement Whatever the solution to the problem is, that downplayed how far it intends to go. It the system that President Barack Obama’s claimed it was saying that all unwelcome administration is creating isn’t it. sexual conduct is harassment, not that it should all be banned. Of course, the orig• Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg inal “blueprint” didn’t contain the tiniest View columnist, a visiting fellow at the hint that it would be OK for universities to American Enterprise Institute and a senior allow some of what the office considered editor at National Review.

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Get government out of the pension business cal governments the option of getting out of the pension business while letting employees keep the benefits they earned. Detroit has become the largest U.S. Instead of governments managing city to crumble under the weight of huge, defined-benefit plans and investing assets, unfunded public employee benefits such as the plan would let municipal or state empensions and retirement health care. It is ployers purchase a portable annuity from unlikely to be the last: Recent bond-rating an insurance company that would manage downgrades in Chicago and Cincinnati indi- and invest the funds and deliver retirees’ cate more municipalities could be forced to monthly checks. seek bankruptcy protection. One of the biggest advantages for both While it is too late to save Detroit, it may public employees and taxpayers is there still be possible to prevent similar disasters would be no more accounting shell games from unfolding elsewhere by ending our or unrealistic assumptions about the future long-standing practice of putting state and performance of the economy. Governments local governments in charge of pensions. would have to face the bill and fund emPublic-sector plans are in peril because ployee benefits fully by paying the insurpensions are essentially mere promises ance company upfront. Public employees that are paid for years or even decades after would own the annuity as they earn it and they are made. A politician can woo votes wouldn’t have to bank on the promises by promising benefits today, knowing very of politicians or budgetary vagaries. And well that after he or she has left office, some- taxpayers would no longer have to fear a one else has to figure out how to pay the sudden pension crisis that requires raising bill. This opens the door to plan mismanage- taxes or cutting services. ment, flawed accounting assumptions and Detroit is no anomaly. State and local disingenuous politics. pension plans are repeating the same The Secure Annuities for Employees mistakes across the United States. ConsidRetirement Act of 2013 – a proposal by Sen. er this example: Since the late 1990s, New Orrin Hatch, R-Utah – would address this Jersey has periodically granted itself a fundamental flaw: It would give state and lo- “pension holiday,” skipping or reducing

By EILEEN NORCROSS and ROMAN HARDGRAVE

contributions as a form of “budgetary relief.” Today, the state has an unfunded liability of $173 billion. With accurate, market-based prices on plan annuities, state and local governments could no longer hide behind accounting subterfuges to make these inflated promises look affordable. The price of these annuities would be publicly disclosed and transform pension-funding policies from a pass-thebuck nightmare to a single bill paid by employers when services are rendered. It may be that the best candidates for this change are governments that have relatively well-funded plans that won’t be in critical mode in the short term. In the end, the economics will catch up to all public-sector plans. The goal for policy makers should be to avoid making the same accounting and political mistakes that undercut the safe retirements of public- sector workers. Get governments out of the pension business, and give employees the certainty that they will receive the benefits they earned.

• Eileen Norcross is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Roman Hardgrave is the director of online strategies at the Mercatus Center.

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Question for the DeKalb City Council: How is the city supposed to grow without adding homes? In light of Monday’s 4-4 vote that led to the demise of a subdivision plan that would have added more than 1,200 homes to the city over 20 years, its obvious there’s no consensus among council members on that question. Some council members said the timing was wrong to approve the development proposed by ShoDeen Construction for 458 acres near DeKalb High School. In that, perhaps they are right. After all, council members seem to have no consensus on a plan for the future. It doesn’t align with the city’s comprehensive plan, which calls for a development similar to what ShoDeen was proposing for the area. Interim City Manager Randy Espiritu seemed as confused as anyone Monday, at one point asking the council, “what do you want your staff to do?” For the record That’s a question that the aldermen and Mayor John In light of Monday’s 4-4 Rey will have to figure out tie vote that led to the how to answer, especially demise of a subdivision if they’re looking to hire a plan, its obvious there’s no quality leader to be their consensus among council next city manager. members on housing develThe city has seemed opment in DeKalb. focused on attracting new commercial development, in part through its focus on creating new tax increment financing districts and offering incentives to commercial developers. However, one fundamental truth they might be forgetting: Businesses of all kinds need workers and customers. They follow the people. Some point to the fact that developer ShoDeen has yet to make any move on the property it owns on Lincoln Highway near downtown DeKalb. The planned “NB&T Square” was supposed to be a mixed-use development with businesses and condominiums. Today it’s an attractive new bank building that anchors an ugly empty space. Why allow ShoDeen to build anything else if they haven’t made any progress there? For one, it’s not the same kind of development. For another, shooting down one development plan doesn’t guarantee any progress on another. As ShoDeen President David Patzelt said, he would not be making any moves on Irongate or any other development in the city – ahem – without some direction from the City Council. Others say there already are 300 vacant lots in DeKalb, proof there is no demand for new housing. That’s not in line with what experts say. A housing study conducted by the city and Northern Illinois University released this year showed the city has a need for houses priced higher than $241,000, presumably where many of the single-family homes proposed by ShoDeen would fit. Data on the state’s housing market shows a rebound, too. The Illinois Association of Realtors reported that home sales increased 14.9 percent in June over previous levels. Median prices were up 9.7 percent. There have been two full years of year-over-year sales increases. The inventory of homes for sale in June was down 27.4 percent from the previous year. Must every available house and lot in the city be occupied before any new ones can be built? If that never happens, should DeKalb stand still forever? That might please some, but it’s not a formula for the long-term health and success of the community. The project proposed a roughly 20-year build-out, a very gradual schedule that wouldn’t threaten to overwhelm the city overnight. It is an alderman’s prerogative to reject plans they feel would not benefit the city in the long-term. But unless they advocate DeKalb standing still, they ought to present a vision for how the city should grow, if Irongate is not the way.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Plan would give public a chance Changing the political culture of our state requires a dramatic change in the corrupt status quo. It will take a revolution on a number of fronts to pull state government out of the depths of the fetid and festering sewer in which it now unhappily dwells. But a coalition of good government groups took a step in the right direction last week when it announced a campaign to reform the way voters elect members of the Illinois House and Senate by changing the way legislative district maps are drawn. Explained simply, the proposal, which will require a state constitutional amendment to become law, takes map-drawing away from self-interested, hyper-partisan legislators who draw the boundary lines to suit themselves and puts the authority in the hands of an “independent, nonpartisan and transparent” 11-member commission. This is war, and no supporter of the map proposal should underestimate the challenge ahead. So residents who care about the current debased state of Illinois must get involved. Changing the way legislative maps are drawn in Illinois is one way of putting the people back in charge. Don’t let the opportunity to participate in this crusade – yes, crusade! – pass you by. The (Champaign) News-Gazette

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Chicago’s City Council gave inal approval Wednesday to a $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field that includes its irst massive JumboTron. PAGE B2

SECTION B Thursday, July 25, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

BEARS

If Bears aren’t good, get ready to rebuild AP photo

Selig proud of MLB’s anti-drug effort MILWAUKEE – Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball’s fight against performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday, declining to discuss the recent suspension of Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun or whether other stars will also face penalties. Braun was suspended for the rest of the season Monday, a total of 65 games, for violating baseball’s anti-drug policy. He is the first player to be punished as part of an investigation of the now-closed Biogenesis Clinic, which is believed to have provided performance-enhancing drugs to as many as 20 other players; a list that is believed to include injured New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Selig said he could not discuss the ongoing investigation. “Any comment from me is inappropriate, “Selig said. “People have been thorough. I said last week the process would be comprehensive, thorough, fair and we have spent thousands of hours doing these things. I appreciate all the players who have been complimentary of the process. We’re doing this in a very a disciplined, thorough, fair and sensitive matter.” Selig said he was proud of baseball’s drug testing program. Since the program was first implemented in 2004, 32 major league players have been suspended for using banned substances. Three were suspended a second time. – Wire report

The Bears officially opened for business in Bourbonnais at 2 p.m. Wednesday. With many of the players still not even in town, two things were clearly established when general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman met the media. Emery expects the Bears to contend for a championship this season, and he is fully aware he has an unusually high number of starters and key backups in addition to Jay Cutler in the final

VIEWS Hub Arkush year of their contracts and none of them, including Cutler will have their contracts extended during the season. Emery’s opening statement before the first question was asked was “No. 1 is to restate our organizational goal, which is to win championships. All of our efforts, our skills, our talents, our

time will be spent with that goal in mind.” I’m sure that will be music to the ears of Bears fans everywhere and I can’t wait to see how they react to the next point Emery made, which was that there will be no contract talks or extensions for anyone during this season, including Jay Cutler. Emery wants those contracts earned on the football field. On the subject of contracts, Emery explained “I don’t think we extended any

contracts last fall, so I prefer the focus to be on the field in the present tense, fully dialed in on this season and our efforts to win championshis and it also is a reflection of where we are at with the cap. You have to have room with both cap and cash to make those type of extensions and we’re just not in that position.” One could certainly take Emery’s comments as a simple attempt to deflect conversation about Cutler’s contract but a closer look at

the Bears’ roster and contract and cap status reveals that key starters and backups Roberto Garza, J’Marcus Webb, Matt Slauson, Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings, Henry Melton, Major Wright, Corey Wooton, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Sedrick Ellis, Kelvin Hayden, Zack Bowman, Devin Hester, Robbie Gould and Pat Mannelly is just a partial list of players also in the last year of their deals.

See BEARS, page B3

NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOTBALL

Heightened expectations

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Detroit at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSN The Sox close out a fourgame series at U.S. Cellular Field against the Tigers. Sox pitcher Jake Peavy takes his 7-4 record to the mound to face the Tigers’ Justin Verlander (10-7).

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Northern Illinois defensive end Sean Progar (95) tries to get past Florida State offensive linesman Menelik Watson (71) during the first half of the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1 in Miami.

MAC commissioner believes conference deserves attention By LUKE SRODULSKI lsrodulski@shawmedia.com

Also on TV... Pro baseball N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 1 p.m., MLB Regional coverage, Tampa Bay at Boston or Philadelphia at St. Louis, 6 p.m., MLB Cubs at Arizona, 8:40 p.m., WGN Pro football CFL, Edmonton at Montreal, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2 Golf The Senior British Open Championship, first round, at Southport, England, 11 a.m., ESPN2 PGA Tour, Canadian Open, first round, at Oakville, Ontario, 2 p.m., TGC Web.com Tour, Boise Open, first round, at Boise, Idaho, 5:30 p.m., TGC (same-day tape)

Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher had spent the past four MAC media days fielding questions about whether or not one of his league’s teams could earn a BCS berth. But because of Northern Illinois’ run to the Orange Bowl, he finally got a break this season. Instead, the 2013 MAC Football Media Day on Tuesday finally allowed him a rest from the repetition.

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and much more – log on to HuskieWire.com. Now that the Huskies have ended the conference’s chase for a BCS bowl appearance, the MAC is getting some of the attention Steinbrecher believes

were on the hunt for the elusive BCS bid, it sometimes hurt the MAC when there was too much parity for one team to sit above the rest. The MAC is still even, but the Huskies found a way to get into the BCS. Even though many of these teams are rivals, they were all rooting for NIU, because the Huskies represented the future of the conference. “Having a MAC team in the Orange Bowl is one of the greatest feats this conference could ever have,” said

See MAC, page B2

TIGERS 6, WHITE SOX 2

Tigers power past White Sox By BRIAN SANDALOW The Associated Press

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.

it deserves. “It adds legitimacy to what you’re doing,” he said of NIU’s BCS berth. “People go, ‘Oh heck, those folks are pretty darn good!’ You have four different teams ranked in the Top 25, you pile up the number of nonconference games that you did, all those sorts of things, and people start getting the message.” That message had not been received for a long time, but NIU changed that. In a league with depth, as well as two teams [NIU and Kent State] that

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The White Sox’s Alexei Ramirez connects for an RBI single off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon on Wednesday during the seventh inning of the Tigers’ 6-2 victory over the Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

CHICAGO – Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter homered, and Anibal Sanchez pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers overcome Miguel Cabrera’s absence in a 6-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday. Cabrera, the reigning AL MVP and baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last season, left Monday’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hip flexor injury. He hasn’t played since and might sit out today, too, when the Tigers go for a four-game sweep. Detroit has won four straight and 13 of 21. Sanchez (8-7) earned his

Next for the Sox Detroit at White Sox, 1:10 p.m. today, CSN, AM-670 first win since July 6, allowing six hits and striking out five. The right-hander had only allowed five earned runs in his previous two starts, both losses. John Danks (2-8) lost his second straight start and is winless since July 2. He worked seven innings and gave up six runs and 11 hits – including three home runs. Danks has yielded 17 homers in 12 starts for the Sox, which dropped to 20 games

below .500 for the first time Sept. 26, 2007. The Sox are a season-high 16 games out of first place. Detroit, even without Cabrera who is hitting .358 with 31 homers and 96 RBIs, showed plenty of power. Danks matched his season-high by allowing six earned runs. Fielder gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead in the first with his 17th home run. Hunter reached on a fielder’s choice, and Matt Tuiasosopo walked before Fielder hit a 1-0 pitch into deep right-center field for his first homer since July 10. Danks retired the first two batters in the second before Jackson hooked the first pitch around the foul pole in left to make it 4-0.

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SPORTS

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8SPORTS SHORTS NIU adds South Florida DB to 2014 class

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Sycamore Titans 11U takes second at tournament

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Northern Illinois has added the first Miami-area product of its 2014 recruiting class. Davie, Fla. defensive back Juwan Dowels tweeted this Wednesday night – “Proud to say I committed to Northern Illinois University (NIU) !!! #Blessed” Dowels, who Rivals lists at 5-10, 160 pounds and as a twostar prospect, had 16 offers, including one from Texas A&M. Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green and Western Michigan were the other Mid-American Conference schools that offered him. His addition means the Huskies’ 2014 class is now at nine members.

Sycamore youth baseball looking to expand teams The Sycamore Titans 11U and 12U baseball teams competed in the Kane County Bronco League during the first year of the travel baseball program. They played both local towns (Kaneland, CDBL ‘Burlington,’ Genoa, and Wasco) as well as Oswego, Wheatland ‘Aurora area’, St. Charles and Batavia. Sycamore Youth Baseball is looking to expand the number of teams to also include 9U, 10U and 13U teams for the 2014 season. Tryouts will be held on Aug. 18, Aug. 21 and Aug. 25. All players are evaluated and rated by baseball staff from Sycamore High School, including head coach Jason Cavanaugh, as well as Northern Illinois baseball coach Ed Mathey. For information, visit www. sycamoreyouthbaseball.org.

Sycamore Flash fastpitch softball holding tryouts The Sycamore Flash fastpitch travel softball program is holding tryouts this month for its 14U (7th and 8th graders) and 16U (9th and 10th graders) teams. The tryouts will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the varsity softball diamond at Sycamore High School. For more information, visit www.sycamoreflash.org

Hawks agree to 1-year deal with Winchester CHICAGO – The Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with forward Brad Winchester. Winchester has 37 goals and 31 assists over 390 NHL games with Edmonton, Dallas, St. Louis, Anaheim and San Jose.

Sky lose to Mystics, Delle Donne to concussion WASHINGTON – Everything came crashing down for the Sky during the second half against the Washington Mystics, including star rookie Elena Delle Donne. The top All-Star vote-getter suffered a concussion in the Sky’s 8278 loss Wednesday to the Mystics and is questionable for the All-Star game on Saturday. Delle Donne sustained the concussion with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter and did not return.

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The Sycamore Titans 11U baseball team took second place in the Silver Division of the Kane County Bronco League tournament. The Titans defeated the Batavia Bulldogs Gold, Fox Valley Red Bullz and Wasco Wolverines before falling to the Wheatland Ducks Black in the championship. Pictured are coaches Dan Wyzard, Kurt Kozlowski and Jeremy Grubbs. Middle row: Jared Grubbs, Matt Reuscher, Kyle Severson, Preston Ruud, Gavin Crofoot, Wil Oczkowski. Front row: Garrett Rubis, Wyatt Strohacker, Jon Needham, Luke Kozlowsi, Grant McConkey.

MAC looks to take another step after bid

Hernandez’s probable cause hearing delayed ATTLEBORO, Mass. – A judge Wednesday gave prosecutors more time to present evidence to a grand jury in their murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was in court for what was supposed to be a probable cause hearing, but prosecutors said the grand jury is still considering the evidence against him. Judge Daniel O’Shea considered defense objections to a delay but decided to reschedule the hearing for Aug. 22. Hernandez will continue to be held without bail until then. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home. He had been shot five times. – Staff, wire reports

Wednesday’s Results Detroit 6, White Sox 2 Oakland 4, Houston 3 L.A. Angels 1, Minnesota 0 Cleveland 10, Seattle 1 L.A. Dodgers 8, Toronto 3, 10 innings Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1 Texas 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3 Today’s Games Detroit (Verlander 10-7) at White Sox (Peavy 7-4), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 9-6) at Texas (D.Holland 8-5), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-7) at Toronto (Buehrle 5-7), 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 9-3) at Boston (Lackey 7-7), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 9-7), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 10-6) at Oakland (Straily 6-3), 9:05 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 7-6) at Seattle (Iwakuma 9-4), 9:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Kansas City at White Sox , 7:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Texas at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Results Detroit 6, White Sox 2 L.A. Dodgers 10, Toronto 9 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 4 Kansas City 3, Baltimore 2 Houston 5, Oakland 4 Minnesota 10, L.A. Angels 3, 10 innings Seattle 4, Cleveland 3

Central Division W L Pct GB 61 37 .622 — 60 39 .606 1½ 57 44 .564 5½ 44 54 .449 17 42 58 .420 20 East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 57 44 .564 — Philadelphia 49 52 .485 8 Washington 48 53 .475 9 New York 44 53 .454 11 Miami 37 62 .374 19 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 53 47 .530 — Arizona 52 48 .520 1 Colorado 49 53 .480 5 San Francisco 46 54 .460 7 San Diego 45 57 .441 9

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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts speaks in Chicago about proposed renovations at Wrigley Field. On Wednesday, Chicago City Council aldermen are set to vote on proposed renovations at the historic ballpark. Under the deal, the Cubs agreed not to erect outfield signs in addition to a Jumbotron in left field and another sign in right. They also agreed to indefinitely postpone a planned bridge over Clark Street.

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Wrigley renovations approved Note to readers: The Cubs game against the Arizona Diamondbacks did not end in time for this edition. Head to Daily-Chronicle.com/sports to see more from Wednesday’s game. By DON BABWIN The Associated Press CHICAGO – The Cubs, who have clung to the past the way ivy clings to Wrigley Field’s outfield walls, won final approval Wednesday for a $500 million renovation project at the 99-year-old ballpark – including a massive Jumbotron like the ones towering over every other major league stadium. A voice vote in the City Council gave the team permission to move forward with plans that will dramatically change the ballpark experience on Chicago’s north side. The most notable alteration is the 5,700-square-foot video scoreboard in left field

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– roughly three times the size of the iconic manual one in center, which will remain in operation as well. The team also will be able to erect a large advertising sign in right field, double the size of the cramped clubhouse, improve player training facilities in the bowels of the ballpark and build a 175room hotel across the street. Some fans say the upgrades are almost as overdue as a Cubs World Series championship (which last happened in 1908 – eight years before the team moved into Wrigley). “Why would you not want any of the improvements that have come over the last 60 to 70 years?” asked Dutchie Caray, the widow of the famed announcer Harry Caray, whose leading the fans in ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’ helped turn Wrigley into the huge attraction it is today. “Would you ask someone not to have television because they didn’t have

television in the old days (or) want to travel by horse and buggy to the West Coast? Collectively, the changes – some of which could be completed as early as next season – represent the most dramatic additions since at least 1988, when the Cubs became the last team in the majors to install lights. That change sparked a battle even more fierce than the one over the Jumbotron. In the decades since Wrigley became the Cubs’ home, the park has not always aged gracefully; the team once even installed nets to catch concrete falling from the upper deck. Although Wednesday’s action was the last step in the long approval process, still unresolved is a dispute between the team and owners of the famous rooftops overlooking the field. The team’s owner said Wednesday that the threat of a lawsuit could potentially delay the upgrade.

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• MAC Continued from page B1 said Western Michigan coach and former NIU player/offensive coordinator P.J. Fleck. “I have a lot of respect for that program. That’s going to be the start of who knows what could happen.” People certainly have been talking about the MAC. Prior to the conference’s championship game last season, “#MACtion” became a trending topic on Twitter, as it became apparent that one of those teams could make history for the conference. When NIU took the field at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Huskies represented the entire conference and, although they did not finish the season with a victory, they instilled pride in the MAC’s players. “It was definitely big for the conference as a whole,” Kent State running back Dri Archer said. “NIU, they went down there and represented our conference. They’re a great team. Now [major conference teams] will take us more seriously.” The upcoming changes that will alter the college football landscape could help the MAC to take another step forward, as well. With the installment of a playoff system, mid-major schools could be given a better opportunity to compete for a national championship than teams have under the bowl system. Despite the heightened expectations, Steinbrecher just wants to take it step-by-step. “At the end of the day, it’s not about me flapping my jaws so much as it is about our young men and women going out on the field and competing and being successful,” Steinbrecher said. “If they do those things, all this other stuff will follow.”

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Alexei Ramirez’s throwing error on Hernan Perez’s grounder in the fourth was the Sox’s 69th of the season, after the Sox committed 70 in 2012. Danks got out of the inning by getting Alex Avila to ground to second. In the fifth, Hunter hit his ninth homer of the season to give Detroit a 5-0 lead. Hunter went 2 for 5, improving to .354 in July. Detroit added to its lead in the sixth on an RBI single by Avila. The Sox avoided a shutout

in the seventh on Ramirez’s RBI single off Bruce Rondon, bringing in Dayan Viciedo. Viciedo also homered leading off the ninth and had three hits, along with Alejandro De Aza. Notes: Both Sox pitcher Jake Peavy and right fielder Alex Rios addressed trade speculation surrounding them. Peavy, bothered by sore ribs after his Saturday start, said he is “pretty abreast” of what’s happening and won’t “be caught off guard” if he is traded. Rios said he doesn’t “have people asking me or telling me what is going on” and he has

“no idea” what will happen. ... RHP Jair Jurrjens signed a Triple-A contract and will join Detroit’s affiliate Toledo on Friday. Jurrjens started his career with the Tigers in 2007 and spent five seasons with Atlanta before signing with Baltimore. He made two appearances this season before becoming a free agent July 18. ... Sox 2B Gordon Beckham missed his fourth straight game with a strained left wrist suffered Friday. He took soft tosses. ... Sox RHP Jesse Crain, out since July 3 with a strained right shoulder, played catch and said he felt OK.

Wednesday’s Results Cubs at Arizona (n) Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 8, Toronto 3, 10 innings Atlanta 8, N.Y. Mets 2 Milwaukee 3, San Diego 1 St. Louis 11, Philadelphia 3 Colorado 2, Miami 1 Cincinnati at San Francisco (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Villanueva 2-6) at Arizona (Miley 6-8), 8:40 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (Z. Wheeler 3-1), 11:10 a.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-7) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3), 11:35 a.m. San Diego (Volquez 7-8) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-8), 1:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 2-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 6-4), 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-6) at St. Louis (Lynn 11-5), 6:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 9-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-2), 9:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Cubs at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 12:35 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Mets at Washington, 6:05 p.m., 2nd game Philadelphia at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Results Arizona 10, Cubs 4 Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 3, 1st game San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 3, 2nd game Pittsburgh 5, Washington 1 L.A. Dodgers 10, Toronto 9 N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 1 San Diego 6, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 1 Miami 4, Colorado 2

Red Sox, Pedroia finalize 8-year deal If the Red Sox thought the contract extension they gave Dustin Pedroia would keep him in Boston for the rest of his career, they may have actually underestimated the tenacity that made the diminutive second baseman a star. “I don’t know if I’ll be done by then, man. I feel good, dude,” he said after signing an eight-year, $110 million contract extension that would keep him in a Red Sox uniform until the age of 38. “Maybe I haven’t had my growth spurt, and I’ll get taller.” The Red Sox announced their new deal with the 2008 AL MVP before Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Pedroia had been scheduled to receive $10 million next season under his old deal, which also had an option for ’15 at $11 million. The new deal starts next season and runs through 2021. – Wire report


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Cutler not worried about contract talks By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com

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Bears tackle Jermon Bushrod arrives for training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais.

When it comes to Bears camp, change is good BOURBONNAIS – A group of reporters waited in the shade Wednesday while hoping to catch a glimpse of Bears players arriving to training camp. After a long drought, the group heard something. The soft hum of an engine. Tires crunching on pavement. It was a player’s car. A PLAYER’S CAR!!! Behind the wheel could be anyone. OK, maybe not anyone, but someone. “The guy drives a Toyota,” a cameraman joked. “How big of a deal can he be?” Hey, now. Zackary Bowman plays for the Bears. He’s a huge deal. And it’s not merely “a Toyota,” it’s a four-door Toyota Camry, thank you very much. Yes, this felt like training camp all right. But for every tiny movement that attracted two-dozen cameras and microphones, the Bears also provided big-picture excitement as they exited Interstate 57 and reported to Olivet Nazarene University. No more Lovie Smith. No more status quo.

VIEWS Tom Musick There’s a new sheriff in town, and Marc Trestman is nothing like his predecessor. When it comes to training camp – with apologies to Arby’s – different is good. Different is great. Different is unbelievably refreshing. Time will tell whether the Bears will be better with Trestman in charge, but it’s safe to say that training camp will be better. Weirder. More interesting. Could you imagine Smith drawling through any of these Trestman gems? On today’s player conditioning test: “I don’t even look at it as a test. I look at it as an accountability exercise.” On how he will coach his players: “We’re just trying to show them we’re going to do everything on multiple levels to allow them to self-actualize every day and don’t worry about the big picture.” On fostering teamwork: “Because

of the interconnectivity of this game, you can’t be the best you can be unless the guys around you are working at it.” Accountability exercise? Self-actualize? Interconnectivity? How new. How strange. How fun. Without fail, every July from 2004 to 2012, Smith would stand beneath a gazebo in the middle of the ONU campus and declare, “We’ve got a good foot-bawl team.” Typically, he was correct, although rarely did he have a great foot-bawl team. On Wednesday, Trestman sat behind a table in a climate-controlled lobby with general manager Phil Emery at his side. His description of the Bears differed, albeit slightly, from Smith’s. “We’ve got a very smart football team,” Trestman said. Maybe, just maybe, the smartypants Bears could be a Super Bowl team. “When our coaches walk through the locker room, we say, ‘Why can’t we?’ ” Trestman said. “Is there any reason why we can’t compete for championships based on what we see in this locker room and on the field? “And the answer is we certainly

can. There’s no reason why we can’t compete.” Until the Bears play meaningful games, it’s impossible to know for sure. But training camp will be different, and for that we should be grateful. After Bowman unloaded bags from his Toyota – his four-door Toyota, mind you – a charter bus pulled on to campus carrying a dozen or so rookies. Top draft pick Kyle Long clutched three (three!) duffel bags in one hand. He headed inside to drop off his bags and emerged soon after to conduct the first of what will be many group interviews during training camp. After his final answer, Long was free to leave. Now, if only he knew where to go. “Do any of you guys know where to eat?” Long asked. “I’m trying to find the food.” Typical rookie. Some things never change.

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

BOURBONNAIS – Five hours after Bears GM Phil Emery said he didn’t anticipate handing out a contract extension in 2013, the most important Bear – who happens to be seeking a new contract – arrived at training camp in a white Cadillac Escalade. Quarterback Jay Cutler should have expected contract-related questions, but he had Emery’s statement to answer to Wednesday evening. “That’s fine with me,” he told reporters outside the players’ dorm. “I haven’t really talked about any of my contracts in my career and I’m not really going to start now. We’ll play it out, and however it’s supposed to go, it’s going to work out.” Cutler, who will speak to the media each Wednesday of training camp, referenced the new staff as being another factor on the Bears’ holding pattern with contracts, but said that being in a contract year shouldn’t impact production. “New coaches, there’s a lot happening right now. There’s a lot of change,” he said. “It doesn’t really matter what year you are in your contract, I don’t think, you’ve still got to go out and prove yourself. You’ve got to play each and every week. You’ve got to be consistent and you’ve got to sustain that the whole season.” The most recent big-name quarterback to enter the final year of his contract without a new deal did pretty well – Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco. Cutler matter-of-factly responded to a question comparing the position he is in to Flacco’s. “There’s some big contracts going around so I mean if you win and produce, you’re going to get paid,” Cutler said. Confidence in the backup: Emery is content with Josh McCown as the team’s backup quarterback. “Josh adds a lot to our team. Josh has a lot of starting experience – 33 starts in this league. He’s our No. 2 quarterback and he will be moving forward,” Emery said. Early wake-up call: Practices will most often be starting at 9:00 a.m. this summer. Trestman said he wants to build a habit with players to get up early for their noon kickoffs. “We’ve got to get up early and get ourselves and our body’s functions moving in the right direction so we can be ready to come out of the gate at 12 o’clock and be ready to play and this allows them to do that,” Trestman said.

Emery’s stance is earn contract on field or team will move forward • BEARS Continued from page B1 When Cutler arrived at camp, he said what was expected: “I haven’t really talked about any of my contracts in my career, so I’m not going to start now.” Emery acknowledged the situation when he said “It’s not all about Jay. We have a number of players that are either in the last year of their deals or on one-year contracts so it’s the same for all of them. Moving forward in their NFL career they have to show improvement and consistency as players to move forward whether it’s with the Bears or someone else.” How else are we to interpret all this but that Emery

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is telling his troops we think we can win now and if we don’t it will be time to clean house? When I asked him specifically about players like Tillman, Garza and Hester being unlikely to improve at this stage of their careers, he said: “When you get to those contract discussions, obviously where they’re at

moving forward and number of years are different variables with each and every player depending on their circumstances.” Emery did point out that he thought veterans, including Tillman and Lance Briggs, were still improving but it’s hard to digest all of Emery’s comments and not consider the recent fate of

Brian Urlacher. From where I sit, none of this is bad news and I admire Emery taking the stance he has, which is basically earn your new contract on the field and if we can’t contend for championships with you we’ll have to move on. But looking at the makeup of this Bears team, and the age and experience of all the key players, it seems pretty clear to me that if the Bears don’t make the playoffs and contend this year – consider what happened to Lovie Smith – Emery’s opening statement of 2014 could be let the rebuilding begin.

• Hub Arkush covers the Bears and pro football for Shaw Media. Contact him at harkush@shawmedia.com

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ree of heroes and villains in spandex costumes, “The Wolverine” strives mightily to be unlike any other comic book movie. As directed by James Mangold, Hugh Jackman’s long-awaited return as his X-Men character succeeds handsomely in this mission for most of its running time. It ends the same way just about every other comic book movie ends – this may be the curse of the genre – but while “The Wolverine” blazes its own trail, it is exciting to behold. Not long after it begins, “The Wolverine” plays as if Jackman’s Logan has wandered into a Japanese gangster film already in progress. The setting immediately places it apart from other Marvel movies, including the X-Men series. The script is based on the most celebrated Wolverine comic storyline, the 1982 “Japanese saga” written and drawn by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Mangold and the screenwriters Mark Bomback, Scott Frank and Christopher McQuarrie make Japan central to the story, not just its scenery and locales, but its legends and history. Several characters equate Logan with a Ronin, a samurai warrior without a master. Samurai movies are a strong influence on “The Wolverine,” but so is film noir. Like Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe often did, Logan finds himself caught up in the personal betrayals and political corruption that swirl from the rotten core of a powerful family. As in the classic Marlowe films, the plot turns murky and confusing. A host of duplicitous characters are introduced in a brief span; keeping them straight can be difficult. While living as a hermit in the Canadian wilderness, Logan is summoned to Tokyo to bid farewell to an old friend. The man, Yashida (Haruhiko Yamanouchi), is now Japan’s leading industrialist, but Logan (who you should remember is immortal and invulnerable) remembers him as the young prison guard he saved from the Nagasaki bombing. That may sound impossible, but the flashback that opens the film makes it almost plausible. And, yes, “The Wolverine” opens with the atomic devastation of Nagasaki, an immediate indication this will not be a cheerful

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Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense science-fiction action and violence, some sexuality and language Running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen Summary: Summoned to Tokyo to bid farewell to an old, dying friend, Wolverine (Jackman) finds himself in the middle of warring factions of the man’s family, corrupt politicians, Yakuza and ninjas. After saving the man’s granddaughter (Okamoto) Wolverine discovers he is losing the healing ability that keeps him immortal.

picture. The story is suffused with pangs of death, and it is, rather quixotically, a tale of rebirth for a man who cannot die. Yashida is only days, perhaps hours, away from succumbing to cancer. Yet he has a plan to cheat death. Sensing that Logan despairs of his unending life, Yashida asks Logan to surrender his healing powers in one of those transplant operations that are possible in comic books. Logan declines, and Yashida dies the next morning. When the Yakuza attempt to assassinate Yashida’s granddaughter, Mariko (Tao Okamoto), at the funeral, Logan leaps into action to rescue her, then takes her into hiding in the countryside. While on the run, Logan realizes he is slowly losing his ability to heal – a lousy discovery to make after suffering several gunshot wounds. While “The Wolverine” may sound more atmospheric and plot-heavy than other comic movies, Mangold packs it with action. Wolverine is a brawler by nature, and he plows through Yakuza, ninjas and samurai with equal ferocity. Because of the Asian setting, the fight scenes incorporate plenty of martial arts swordplay. In the James Bond/Indiana Jones tradition, “The Wolverine” has one showcase action sequence so mind-blowing that viewers will rave about it as they leave the theater. It appears early on as Logan battles Yakuza killers atop a bullet train racing through Japan in excess of 200 mph. Logan alternates between digging his claws into the

train’s steel frame to hold himself in place and using the slipstream to fly like Superman. This dizzying set piece is a respite of fun in an otherwise moody story. Unlike the previous – and best forgotten – Wolverine solo movie, this one fits into the existing X-men movie series. It follows the third film (subtitled “The Last Stand”) and sets up next summer’s “X-men: Days of Future Past” (fans will not want to miss the end-credits teaser scene). Yet “The Wolverine” is curiously low on mutants. The cast includes two other mutant characters. Yukio (Rila Fukushima) is a skilled swordswoman who fights as Wolverine’s ally, but her single mutant power is the ability to foresee people’s deaths, which I imagine would require a lifetime prescription to antidepressants. The other mutant is a woman who calls herself Viper (Russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova), who has the power to resist all poisons. That would be useful on nature walks, though I don’t see the evil applications. However, like Batman’s Poison Ivy, she also can make herself toxic and develops other powers whenever the screenwriters find it convenient. For the record, her counterpart in the comics has no superpowers at all. The mutant lore and other comic book elements lurking within the gangster drama finally, inevitably, burst through in the climax, which occurs in one of those polished-chromium medical labs required of every X-Men movie. The story succumbs to its science-fiction elements and Wolverine battles the robotic Silver Samurai that looks an awful lot like the metallic creature Thor fought at the end of his movie. Even if “The Wolverine” ultimately can’t avoid its comic book roots, the movie is still powered by the morose soul of Jackman’s performance. Famke Janssen appears in Logan’s dreams as his twice-deceased love Jean Grey, tempting him like a siren to surrender his pain-filled life and join her in the comfort of death. Wolverine has long been more convincing to me as a tragic antihero than Batman. Jackman sells the one significant aspect that does separate “The Wolverine” from other comic book movies. Up until the end we wonder if he will accept Jean’s offer, because her arguments are sound. In “The Wolverine,” death is as seductive as it is fearsome.


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things to do this weekend List,” an R comedy starring Aubrey Plaza of “Parks and Recreation” fame.

Food celebration Let’s Dance National Dance Day is Saturday. It was started in 2010 to “promote dance education and physical fitness.” So go out this day and dance your favorite style. You can probably find classes of whatever you’re interested in as well – salsa, ballroom, hip-hop, etc.

Ride ’em cowboy National Day of the Cowboy takes place Saturday. It’s a day designed to honor our country’s pioneer and cowboy heritage, according to www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com. It’s not a huge day – yet – but some areas will be holding events, so check around. Or hold your own cowboythemed party, complete with screenings

At the movies The big movies opening this week are “The Wolverine,” a PG-13 superhero flick starring Hugh Jackman; and “The To Do

STAGE STAGE “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, 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 The-

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atre, 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 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, Ne-

If you’re looking for some foods to celebrate this weekend, consider chili dogs, milk chocolate, lasagna and cheesecake. All have special days around this time. Yum!

Sporting news If you’re looking to stay inside this weekend and watch some sports, Major League Baseball, NASCAR and soccer leagues are in action. Also on Sunday is the final of the Gold Cup, the big North and Central America soccer tournament. Check your favorite league’s websites for schedule details, or check your local TV listings.

hring 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 Kishwaukee Fest: Through July 28 in DeKalb, Sycamore and Malta. www.kishwaukeefest.com. Schedule: 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

Zachary Harris featured at Tuesday band concert Tuesday’s concert by the DeKalb Municipal Band will include sounds from Russia, the British Isles, American Broadway and blues, and marches to stir the heart. The band will give its free weekly concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins Park band shell. Zachary Harris will be the featured vocalist. Harris is a singer, songwriter and musician who has been singing in the Northern Illinois area for the past seven years. A veteran of the Hopkins Park stage, Harris has been featured in many Stage Coach Players shows, performed at the Egyptian Theatre, and has performed at

Zachary Harris local retirement homes, charities and churches. He also did a run on a popular cruise line playing and singing in the piano bar of the ship. Harris has recorded four albums, and is working on a fifth. Songs on the program

include “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicholas RimskyKorsakov and “Second Suite for Military Band” by Gustav Holst. Broadway tunes include songs from “A Chorus Line,” “Victory at Sea,” “Oklahoma,” “The Sound of Music,” “Bewitched” and “Carousel.” W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” will be offset by marches like “Burst of Flame,” “Cheerio” and “Hands Across the Sea.” The Hopkins Park band shell is located behind the swimming pool at 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Bench seating is available or bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass.

Dickson-Murst hosts bluegrass fest The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association will hold its Bluegrass Festival at the Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival will feature workshops on the traditional instruments in bluegrass music, with open mic performances by bands from across the state, plus jam sessions throughout the grounds. Combined with the festival is a vintage car show. Collectors in the area are invited to bring their autos for a day of talking cars

and live entertainment. The Kendall Arts Guild also will display artwork. As always, food will be available at the Country Kitchen. The Bluegrass Festival at the farm is a free event. The Conservation Foundation, owner of the site and co-host of the event, noted the event will go on, rain or shine. Dickson-Murst Farm is at 2550 Dickson Road. It is one mile east of Illinois Route 47, two miles west of Orchard Road, between U.S. Route 30 and Galena/Chicago Road. For information or directions, call 630-272-0686.

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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. North Grove School open house: 1 to 4 p.m. July 28, 26745 Brickville Road, Sycamore. Celebrating the school’s Swedish heritage. No admission fee; donations welcome. Bring a lawn chair. www.northgroveschool.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 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 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 25 – Zachary Harris Aug. 1 – Stage Coach Players “Company” Aug. 8 – Kaitlin Sosnowski Aug. 15 – Bend in the Road Aug. 22 – The Conley Trio 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: 630-272-0686. Candlebox featuring Candlelight Red and Open Air Stereo: 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www.ottosdekalb.com. Sevendust: 9 p.m. Sept. 6, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 at www. ottosdekalb.com. JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers featuring Jadam James and

The Multi Felons: 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at www.ottosdekalb.com. Yo La Tengo: 9 p.m. Sept. 20, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www. ottosdekalb.com. E’Nuff Z’Nuff and Creedence Again: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Benefit for Egyptian Theatre hosted by Mancow Muller. Cost: $20 to $40. www. egyptiantheatre.org Rick Springfield Live in Concert: 7:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Cost: $49.50 to $74.50. Tickets on sale at 11 a.m. July 30 for theater members and 11 a.m. Aug. 1 for nonmembers. www.egyptiantheatre.org 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 during the school year, NIU Music Building. 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.

8BRIEFS An evening of stories and songs at Na-Da Farm Na-Da Farm Homestead, 2423 S. Woodlawn Road in Esmond, will host a night of stories and music from local artists at 6 p.m. Aug. 3. Author, illustrator and essayist Kyle White will perform with musicians Greg and Kim Wheaton. White’s book of regional essays, “Wisconsin River of Grace,” was featured in Northern Public Radio’s 2012 Winter Book Series. His work can be viewed at www. kylewhiteink.com. Greg Wheaton plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar in the style of Phil Keaggy, Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour. He recently released a CD, “Hope Against Hope.” Vocalist and guitarist Kim Wheaton plays acoustic, story-filled songs. The cost is $7 at the door. A dinner of locally raised beef bratwurst, iced tea and chips will be available for $5. For more information, visit www. nadafarmlife.org.

NIU Annuitants to see ‘Wicked’ The Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association is planning a trip to Chicago on Nov. 13 to see a matinee performance of “Wicked.” Winner of 35 major awards,

including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, “Wicked” is back in Chicago in celebration of its 10th anniversary on Broadway. The group will leave DeKalb at 9 a.m. for the 2 p.m. performance at the Oriental Theater with free time for lunch in Chicago’s loop. The trip cost is $149. For more information, call Carder Travel at 815-756-1547.

Auditions set for ‘Annie’ and ‘Christmas Carol’ Stage Coach Players will hold auditions for its fall production of “Annie” and its holiday production of “A Christmas Carol” on Aug. 19 and 20 in Sycamore. Auditions for both shows will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. both days at the Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore. Those auditioning should enter through the west door near the church offices. Everyone who auditions for either show will be asked to read from the script. “Annie” will be presented Nov. 7 through 17 at Stage Coach Players Theater in DeKalb. The popular musical about the spunky Depression-era orphan has been charming audiences since it opened on Broadway in 1977. Men, women, boys and girls ages 7 and older are needed for the production.

Younger children may be considered with director approval, but should be able to read. Everyone who auditions should be prepared to sing a song of their own choice and may be asked to sing a selection from the musical. Auditioners are encouraged to bring their own sheet music; assorted show tune sheet music also will be available for those who don’t have their own. There will be a piano accompanist. Auditions for sandy-colored dogs to play the role of Sandy in “Annie” will be held at a later date. Do not bring dogs to the church. After the 2013 production, Stage Coach plans to take a break from its annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” This year’s production will be performed Dec. 12 through 15 at Stage Coach Theater. The play requires men, women, boys and girls 7 and older. The 2013 show will use a new adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel by director Amanda Smothers. For more information, leave a message at the theater, 815758-1940, or call the director of the show you are inquiring about. “Annie” director Sue Price Johnson can be reached at 815-739-4472 and “A Christmas Carol” director Amanda Smothers can be reached at 630-7093479.


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Sci-fi author visits NIU to offer insights into ‘Ashfall’ series Author Mike Mullin will visit Northern Illinois University on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss his writing process, his thoughts on censorship, and the science behind his popular young adult novels in the “Ashfall” series. “Ashfall” tells the story of a teen who must struggle to survive after the cataclysmic eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park. The book has been selected by Northern Illinois University’s STEM Teen Read because it blends a fastpaced fiction story with science facts to create a compelling and educational reading experience. STEM Teen Read selects only four books a year and hosts live and online programs to inspire readers to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math behind the sci-fi stories. The program is sponsoring Mullin’s visit and has planned several opportunities for readers to meet the author and learn more about the world he created in his popular novels. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mullin will present “How Taekwondo is Like Writing.” This event, at NIU’s LaTourette Hall Room 200, is free and open to the public. Mullin will discuss his writing process and demonstrate tae kwon do in a fun, interactive presentation. He will be joined by experts in geology, physics and food science to discuss the science of “Ashfall.” STEM Teen Read will provide end-of-the-world snacks. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Mullin will be the keynote speaker at the professional development conference “Too Hot for Teens?” at NIU’s Holmes Student Center. Mullin will speak with educators and librarians about censorship as it relates to young adult literature and learning. Time will be included for networking and idea-sharing among formal and informal educators and Mullin.

Railroad music to be featured at Homestead Railroad programming continues Sunday at DeKalb’s J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center with railroad-themed music by “Mike and the 3Ds,” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. To commemorate Joseph F. Glidden’s part in bringing the railroad through DeKalb back in the late 1800s, the Homestead & Historical Center will continue special railroad programming from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Railroad enthusiasts Bill Cummings of DeKalb and Rich DeMink of Downers Grove are featured presenters during the Glidden Railroad Days programming. “Mike and the 3Ds” features Dave Kolars (guitar), Dale Ludewig (mandolin), Derek Gray (fiddle) and Mike Warfel (bass). Kolars, of DeKalb, is a woodworker, an instrument collector, researcher, luthier and performer. He plays guitar, resophonic guitar, steel guitar, mandolin and ukulele with “The Redberry Elders” and “The Wacky Keys.” Ludewig, also of DeKalb, operates Woodworks & Ludewig Mandolins. He plays mandolin, banjo, ukulele and guitar, and also plays with “The Redberry Elders.” Gray lives in DeKalb and works for Ball Seeds in Elburn. He plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar and sitar with “Old Soul Company,” “Celtic Sounds,” “Treehouse,” and “Red Kruner.” Warfel lives in Warrenville and works for the City of Naperville Water Department. He plays bass and guitar wih “The Wacky Keys,” “The Redberry Elders,” and “The Running Fox Bluegrass Band.” Admission is $4 for ages 14 and older and free for those younger than 14. Members are admitted free. The Glidden Homestead & Historical Center is located at 921 W. Lincoln Highway. For more information, call 815-756-7904 or visit www. gliddenhomestead.org.

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Author Mike Mullin and the cover of his young adult novel, “Ashfall.” The event is free, but participants must register at http://teenread.niu.edu. Registration includes complimentary breakfast and parking. CPDUs are available for educators who participate. Also on Wednesday, Mullin will appear at Sycamore Public Library at 2:30 p.m. to cap off the summer reading program with a discussion on “The Geology of Ashfall.” This event is free and open to the public. Mullin also will visit NIU’s STEM Career Exploration Camp and Creative Writing Day Camp next week. He will present special activities related to his book and his experiences as a novelist. Registration is still open, but these camps are filling up fast. Visit the http://niu.edu/summercamps to learn more. Additionally, STEM Teen Read will post expert videos, educator materials, and other fun, interactive materials related to the book on http://teenread. niu.edu. Visitors can play “Enter the Ash,” an original video game based on “Ashfall.” The video game was created for STEM Teen Read by a multi-disciplinary team of NIU students and staff in NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab. For more information, visit http:// teenread.niu.edu or contact Gillian King-Cargile at gkingcargile@niu.edu.

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Cymbal will close out the Sycamore History Museum’s summer concert series on Aug. 14.

Summer concerts set at the Sycamore History Museum August brings the last two summer concerts at the Sycamore History Museum. After being rained out in June, Phyllis Horst will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and Cymbal will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Both concerts are free thanks to sponsorship from the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund. Horst came to Sycamore with her family in 1990. A former teacher, Horst has been telling stories throughout the area for many years at such places and events as Pay-It-Forward House’s Meet Me at the Fair, the Sycamore Public Library’s summer reading program and the Pumpkin Festival. She tells stories and sings songs to audiences of all ages. With the help of her guitar, her humor, and her bag of strange things, she will travel to an imaginary world of frogs, princes and trips to the moon. Cymbal has been making music together since 2001. While each of the group’s six members has years of musical experience, the women join together to stir listeners to consider new ways of thinking about the world. Skillfully weaving humorous songs with songs that evoke tears, Cymbal sings to build bridges, deepen compassion, and advocate for those

beat down in body or spirit. Cymbal’s musical repertoire includes folk, South African, Native American, traditional Appalachian, spirituals and original compositions. The group demonstrates vocal dexterity in its a cappella pieces, and members play a variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele, percussion instruments and jug. The members of Cymbal are the Rev. Linda Slabon, a Unitarian minister and a clinical social worker; Toni Tollerud, a presidential teaching professor at Northern Illinois University; Dr. Lynn McCanne, who has found a “second life” in music after living most of her adult life as a psychologist; Terri MannLamb, owner of Sunn Flower Gourmet catering; Linda Matuszewski, who teaches accountancy at NIU; and Elisa Woodruff, a third year counseling student at NIU and former West Coast theater director. Bring dinner, dessert, a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy a free family event. The concerts will be held at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit www.sycamorehistory.org.

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ADVICE & PUZZLES

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Readers take Abby to task over advice to dad Dear Abby: I have read you for years, and I must take issue with your answer to “Needs the Right Words” (March 17). He asked about his son and his son’s half-brother visiting his beach house. (He didn’t want the half-brother included.) While you addressed the writer’s needs, and yes, he is entitled to his feelings, I think you should have taken this a step further. Once you become a father, it is not all about “you” anymore. The 12-year-old boy is now, and forever will be, his son’s half-brother. Unless this man wants to distance himself from his son and cause permanent damage to their relationship, he needs to get some therapy so he will

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips be able to think of that boy in a different way and can deal with him in the future. He is NOT in a “good place” as he stated if seeing this boy causes such an emotional issue. The two boys seem to have a good relationship, and a future with his son will – and should – include the half-brother, even if the visits are short ones. Someday that boy will be a grown man, and he will recognize the kindness shown to him. The boy is not responsible for his mother’s behavior and the father needs to realize

that. – Deborah in Chandler, Ariz. Dear Deborah: You are right. It would have been better for all concerned if I had been harder on the father and more sensitive to the feelings of the boys involved, which many readers pointed out to me: Dear Abby: I almost always agree with your answers, but your answer to that letter was off the mark. It’s admirable that his son has such a close relationship with his half-brother, and not allowing the boys to do something they enjoy together for a weekend is wrong. That the writer admits he still has problems with the past is his problem, not the kids’. Since he admits it brings up feelings he THOUGHT

he had put behind him, he should get professional help to finally deal with those unresolved issues. Also, if he doesn’t want the 12-year-old in his house for one weekend of fun, then he should take his wife away for a romantic weekend and let the boys use the beach house in his absence. It’s all about compromise, not the ultimatum. – Been There, Done That in Kansas Dear Abby: Tell that man to get a psychotherapist! The child isn’t responsible for his mother’s behavior. The man needs to expand his heart. When he’s an old man he will never regret hosting the boy, but he WOULD regret having hurt a child and perhaps alienating his own son in

the process. You called that one wrong, Abby! – Leslie R., Champaign, Ill. Dear Abby: I agree with your advice more often than not, although I suspect we are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. That father needs to grow up and put the feelings of his son and his son’s half-brother before his own. It’s time people learned once more what it means NOT to be selfish and think of their own feelings, but the feelings of others. Please reconsider your response. – Paul W., Johnson City, Tenn. Dear Paul: I have, and I regret my initial answer.

• Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Move your legs to avoid deep vein thrombosis Dear Dr. K: Last year I developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – blood clots in my legs – during a long international flight. One of the clots got loose and went to my lungs. I’m fine now and am off all medications. Is it safe for me to fly again? Dear Reader: Yes, you can fly again if you take some precautions. Before I describe them, though, a little background information is in order: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms inside deep veins in your legs or pelvis. Part of the clot can break away and move through your bloodstream to your lungs. If the clot blocks one or more of the blood vessels in your lungs, it is

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff called a pulmonary embolism (PE). If the clot is big enough, it can damage the lungs. It can even cause sudden death. We are all at some risk for developing DVT if we do something that slows the blood flow in the veins of our legs. When blood isn’t moving, it tends to clot. One of the things that keep blood moving through the veins of the legs are your leg muscles. When you use those muscles – when you walk, for example – they squeeze the veins and keep the circulation going.

When you’re sitting on a long flight, you’re not doing much, if any, walking. Sitting in a cramped plane seat also slows the flow of blood at the knee. When your leg is stretched straight out, blood flows easily through the veins. But when the knee is bent, blood flow slows. Still, most people who sit on a plane for many hours, never walking and always with their knees bent, will not develop DVT. The fact that you developed a DVT and a PE indicates that you may have been born with a tendency for your blood to clot more easily than is the case for most people. Having one DVT or PE means you are at high risk for an-

other. If you were my patient, I would perform tests for various inherited conditions that cause blood to clot easily. I would also consider whether you should take an anticoagulant medication, such as warfarin, to help protect against blood clots indefinitely. Now back to airline travel: Prolonged sitting and dehydration – common on long flights – create ideal conditions for blood clots to form. Everyone embarking on a long flight should do these things to minimize the chances of developing a DVT or PE: • Stay hydrated. Drink enough water during the flight to make you get up and use the restroom several times.

• Avoid alcohol, which can dry you out. • Move your muscles. Stand up and stretch your arms and legs at least once an hour. Walk up and down the aisle, or walk in place. While standing or sitting, do simple exercises such as straightening your knee and stretching your leg and pointing your toes up and down. • Consider compression stockings. Elastic support stockings keep blood flowing by gently squeezing the legs and moving blood back to the heart. Consider using these when you travel in a seated position for many hours.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Don’t give your kids extra-heavy backpacks Dr. Wallace: As you know, backpacks are a normal accessory for both grade and high school students. I’m going to buy two backpacks, one for my 10-year-old son and one for my 12-year-old daughter. I want the best in making sure the backpacks are helpful for my children and will not cause any harm. Any information on backpacks will be appreciated. – Mother, Brookhaven, Miss. Mother: Many (more than 5,000) hospital-treated injuries are yearly occurrences associated with backpacks, and the most vulnerable age group is 9- to 16-year-olds. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a loaded backpack should weigh no more than 10 to 20 percent of a child’s total

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace weight, though their experts recommend staying closer to 10 percent. The pack should be worn about 2 inches above the waist and with both shoulder straps close to the body. Straps should be shortened (and the excess length fastened securely out of the way) so that they can’t get stepped on or caught in doors. Reflective trim added to the back and sides of the pack adds visibility in the fall and winter months, when students might travel to and from school in near-darkness.

A Good Pack Should Have The Following Features:

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – There is a strong possibility that you will derive a number of bonuses and/or promotions from ideas that you come up with involving your everyday work. Be sure to share them with the powers that be. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – When a reliable counselor starts talking about many ways to open up some new sources of income, prick up your ears and listen. You won’t want to miss a major opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – One of the major reasons behind others’ fondness for you is your gift of making everyone feel important. You’ll find many opportunities to use this blessing today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – When you believe in yourself and your abilities, you’re able to do whatever you set your mind to. This is a good day to test this notion out by aiming for some lofty goals. They’re within your reach, if you try. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Participating in some type of vigorous physical activity could revitalize your zest for life, especially if it challenges you mentally as well. Whatever you do today, don’t be sedentary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Your ability to improve upon things that others begin will be operating in full swing. There could be three different incidents where you’ll use this gift effectively. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – If you have a significant matter to negotiate with another party, don’t let it turn into a committee affair. The best results will be achieved on a one-on-one basis. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – It is likely to be the little things that could turn into big moneymakers for you today. Don’t discount or turn away from anything just because of its size. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your organizational abilities are apt to be exceptionally keen. If others follow through on the assignments you delegate to them, every one of you will benefit greatly. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Take plenty of time to study an issue that’s germane to something you’re trying to accomplish. Your insights into the matter could increase considerably. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Be lavish in your praise of someone who deserves it, because you’ll find that a compliment will make a huge impact on this person. Be a bearer of good tidings and kind words. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your focus is likely to be on things that affect your status and finances, which is exactly where it should be. Any bright idea of yours will enhance both your reputation and your resources. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – When it comes to issues that you truly believe in, let your voice be heard loud and clear. You have the ability to sway others to your way of thinking, especially when it’s important.

• Shoulder straps that are contoured and padded to soften the load • A waist belt for stability • A padded or quilted back, or one with mesh fabric to make the bag less sweaty on steamy days • Compression straps on the sides to tighten a partially filled backpack. • Look for multiple pockets: a large one for books, small ones for a calculator, cell phone, keys and a concealed inside pocket for cash. • Dual zippers for main compartment. • Waterproof, colorfast material. Dr. Wallace: Please give your teen readers and me information on the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. On the last day of school, our school

8SUDOKU

nurse told me that I should get help because she thinks I’m anorexic. This came as a surprise to me. Can you please tell me in a few words how she has defined me as an anorexic person. I do know that some anorexics can starve to death because they want to be thin, but I don’t know why she thinks I am anorexic. – Cindi, Orlando, Fla. Nameless: Anorexia occurs predominantly in females (90 percent female, 10 percent male) between the ages of 12 and 18, and studies indicate that the mortality rate is a shocking 15 percent. In some individuals, the illness is brought on by a stressful life situation even though they are considered “model children” who are perfectionists. You are an anorexia ner-

vosa sufferer if the following criteria apply to you: 1. A tremendous fear of becoming obese that does not go away even if you are losing weight. 2. If you claim to “feel fat” even when skinny. 3. If you continue to lose weight even when reaching the minimal weight for your height and age. 4. If you are losing weight and suffer from no known physical illness. If you can identify with any of these situations, you should seek professional help. It’s very difficult to eliminate anorexia nervosa without the guidance and help of a professional therapist.

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

8CROSSWORD

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Keep awake to the danger Some of you read these columns over the Internet. That would have been much harder to do if newspaper owners had foreseen the danger to their printed editions and always charged for everything on their websites. Now, maybe, it is too late. Bridge players should also be keeping an eye open for dangers – the fourth letter of my “trade” acronym. In particular, it is hard to break the habits of a lifetime when a deal comes along that does not fit into a typical pattern. In today’s, how should South plan the play in three notrump, and how should East defeat him? After a simple Stayman auction, West leads the heart nine, top of touching cards in a suit containing no honors. South has eight top tricks: three hearts and five clubs. He can get a ninth winner from diamonds. The danger is that the defenders will take the first diamond trick and cash four spades. When declarer needs some help from the defenders, he should put them on the spot as quickly as possible. South should take the first trick with his ace, play a club to the queen, feigning a finesse, and call for a diamond. Many Easts would play second hand low without even thinking. But an East who is used to deducing the danger will see that declarer has at least eight winners via three hearts and five clubs. If he is allowed to steal a diamond trick, he will be home. East should dive in with the diamond ace and shift to the spade king. When it holds, he continues with his second spade and the contract dies.


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GENEVA

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Th & Fri, July 25-26, 8 to 5 Quilt Fabric, Pool table, Party Lite Candles, Wii, exercise equipment, women & girls clothing, electronics, books, videos, kitchen & household items

DeKalb

Multi-Family Garage Sale

1318 Foxpointe Dr.

Fri 7/26 & Sat 7/27 8am-4pm RAIN OR SHINE

24606 Poplar Rd West of 23 on Poplar

Antiques: household & barn finds, washer, dryer, microwave, tools: large & small, enclosed trailer, 2000 Dodge Pickup, display cabinets. COME AND SEE! TOO MUCH TO LIST!

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Where: 614 Spring Ave. Why: Six families have more stuff than room How: Cash and Carry

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Siepert & Company, LLP (Certified Public Accountants) is seeking a Director of First Impressions to lead the client experience in our Sycamore office. Responsibilities for the position include office reception and secretarial processing. In addition, this individual would work closely with the partner in charge of the office with the administration and coordination of daily activities. Bookkeeping skills are a plus, but not necessary. We also offer individuals the opportunity to lead projects in their areas of interest to assist in the development of the firm.

Amazing Collection of Antiques, Primitives, Toys, Marbles, Advertising, Artwork, Coins, and More

We are dedicated professionals who work closely to complete projects and strongly support each other in a positive, light-hearted environment. We hire the best people who have desire, initiative and skills to make a positive impact on clients and the community. And, we are seeking an individual that enjoys collaborating in a productive, goal-oriented team. The ideal candidate would be a self-starter with exceptional customer service and communication skills that is capable of flexing up hours during the busy tax season. Strong working knowledge with the Microsoft Office products would also be a plus. Resumes can be sent to: Mark Kerman at Siepert & Co., LLP, 2380 Bethany Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178 or mkerman@siepert.com

I'm lost, have you seen me? South DeKalb County, near Howison and Perry. If you see me, please call my people at 815.501.9724. Reward

FRI JUL 26 8AM - 4PM SAT JUL 27 8AM - 2PM

MULTI FAMILY SALE 402 LAUREL LN

Thurs, July 25th 4pm-7pm Fri, July 26th 9am–4pm Saturday ?

Contact the Better Business Bureau www.chicago.bbb.org - or Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov

DEKALB

Clothes, Movies, Books, and much more.

DEKALB

ALWAYS INVESTIGATE BEFORE INVESTING ANY MONEY

PRICES REDUCED & NEGOTIABLE! Thanks to everyone who has come to our sales over the years. Plastic shelving, beveled mirror($30), Technics automatic turntable, sports cards, Beanies, Wilton pans, kitchen items, garden flags, DVD'S, vinyl, CD's, new/used board games and puzzles, video games, glassware, office supplies, croquet set, shepherd hooks, fish tank and access, 5gallon Shop-Vac, 5-gallon old glass jug($20), Patio table w/umbrella and 2 wrought iron chairs($60), Ping-Pong Table ($40), outdoor tools, like new B&D Leaf Hog w/blower($30), B&D hedge trimmer, 2 tables with 50% items. We will be selling anything left next week. Please look for signs.

3419 ROSEMAN LN.

9221 S. Mayfield Rd.

TRUCK DRIVER CLASS A CDL For Gravel and Asphalt. Call: 815-286-7710

Nice designer clothing boys/mens s-m-l and girls/womens sm-med. Ann Taylor, XXI Hollister, Jones New York, Express, Banana, Jordan, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Hilfiger, North Face, outerwear, athletic wear, hooded sweat shirts, countless nice t-shirts, sporting goods, many shoes, hats, belts & purses. Jewelry, furniture, golf sets, X-mas, free section, coffee & more. Great prices!

DEKALB FINAL MOVING SALE! 204 DELCY DR THU, FRI, SAT 7/25-7/27 9AM - 3PM

SECURITY GUARDS UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APTS (DEKALB)

University Village, a privately owned apartment complex, is looking for aggressive self-starters to fill part time positions in security. Responsible individuals needed for various night shifts. Candidates must be self motivated and detail oriented with excellent communication skills. Background verification & valid driver's license required. We offer an excellent working atmosphere, a good starting salary and an outstanding benefit package. Fax resume to 815-758-0736 or apply in person at: 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb Management Office

Saturday Day 1 - Collection of Grace Ravlin American (18731956) Oil Paintings Listed Artist from Kaneville IL - Native American Scenes and more, 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau 56,400 miles, 150+ pieces of RS Prussia, Tin Toys, Cast Iron Toys, Many Lionel Trains inc.-Virginian Rectifier 2329 & Caboose 6427-60 w/boxes, Rare Early Porcelain Beer Signs, Concertina Collection, Kendall Oil Neon Spinner Clock, George Prior Pocket Watch & others, 100's of Marbles from Early Handmade to 25+ Peltier Comics, Pocket Knives, Pez, Antique Furniture, Antique Books, Black Americana, 100's Comic Books, 1000's of Postcards, 100's of Antique Photos, Sports Autograph Collection-Chicago Bulls Team Signed Ball w/ Jordan, Walter Payton, 15 signed Baseballs, and more, Gold, Silver, Diamond, & Costume Jewelry, Asian Antiques, 1850's-1900 Bottle Collection, 12 Church Stained Glass Windows, Star Wars & Simpsons Pinball Machines, Limoges, Waterford, Lladros, Hummels, Cut Glass, and much More. This is only a partial listing Too Much Too List!!! Sunday Day 2 - All Coins All Day!!! Every Carson City Morgan Minted many in BU, 1889CC AU, 100+ BU Morgans, 100+ Morgan/Peace Dollars, Aprx $200 Face 90% US Silver Coins, 50+ SAE, 1 oz Silver RDs, 150+ Walking Liberty HD's some BU, Standing Liberty Quarters some BU, Proof SAE, 1/10 oz Gold Eagles, $10 Gold Coronet, Too much Too List!! Over 250 Lots. Terms: 10% Onsite Buyers Premium Cash, Check, Credit Cards (add 5%) Online, Absentee, and Phone Bidding Available

www.BullockAuctioneers.com All Announcements day of Sale Take Precedent over Printed Material Taking Quality Consignments for our next Auctions General Antiques, Coins, Toys, & Advertising - October 19th Firearms, Hunting, Fishing, & Military - November 9th Ephemera-Postcards, Posters, Advertising, & Books - December 7th Contact us at bullockauctioneers@sbcglobal.net or by phone at 815-970-7077 Matt Bullock IL Lic 441.001731 James Dressen IL Lic 441.001808

215 Acres in DeKalb County, Unimproved Farm Land 1251 GOVERNOR BEVERIDGE HWY, SOMONAUK, ILLINOIS 60552 Take Route 34 to Sycamore Street than North to farm yard (watch for signs off Route 34) Unimproved Farm Land Auction @ 11:00 am - both parcels of land will be offered at the farm yard in Somonauk, IL Parcel #1: 120 highly productive acres, unimproved farmland as situated within the Southeast Quarter of section 29, Somonauk Township, DeKalb County Illinois, commonly known as 1251 Governor Beveridge Hwy., Somonauk, IL. The acres principal soils are Flanagan, Catlin and Elpaso. Roughly 689’ of road frontage along Governor Beveridge Hwy, the property is a mile north of Somonauk, IL. The bidding shall be by the acre times the actual surveyed acreage of the parcel. There are no structural improvements. Parcel #2: 95 productive acres, unimproved farmland as situated within the Southwest Quarter of sections 16 and 21, Squaw Grove Town-ship, DeKalb County, Illinois. The principal soils are Drummer, Wingate and Danabrook. Roughly 2,214’ of road frontage along Illinois Route 30. The property is less than a mile west of Hinckley, Illinois. The bidding shall be by the acre times the actual surveyed acreage of the parcel. There are no structural improvements. The Auction for both parcels will be held in Somonauk on date of Sale TERMS: $50,000.00 down on each parcel with the balance at closing which shall be on or before August 30, 2013. Possession subject to the farm tenants rights. Title will be evidenced by a commitment for title insurance, subject to usual conditions and exceptions will be furnished by sellers in the amount of the selling price. Successful buyer or buyers will be required to enter into a contract for Real Estate Purchase and submit the required down payment upon seller’s acceptance of the final bid on each parcel. Survey will be furnished by seller. Sellers will cooperate with buyer in a 1031 Exchange but will not extend closing date. The property will be sold “As Is”. The sellers reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. THE SALE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: A. The 2013 cash rent and the 2013 real estate taxes will be prorated for the first six months and a credit given for six months of the 2013 real estate taxes and the purchaser will receive � of the 2013 cash rent. All prorations are final. B. Building lines, easements and restriction of record; C. Matters of survey; D. Right of way for drainage ditches, drain tiles, feeders, laterals and underground pipes if any; E. Right of the Public, the State of Illinois and the Municipality in and to that part of the premises being used for roads; F. Matters of Zoning For further information regarding the Property and Auction call the Auctioneer herein listed. For matters related to Title, Contract Agree-ment, Starker Exchange or Legal Matters contact the Attorney as listed for an appointment.

Contents starting at 9:00 am Antiques ~ Collectibles ~ Car ~ Tractor ~ Gold Jewelry ~ Toys ~ Coins

RUTH A. BERGER Nathaniel Wade & Charles E. Marshall Co-Executors Donald M. Berger Trust dated April 15, 1992, Barbara Schneider Successor Trustee Ruth A. Berger Trust dated April 15, 1992, Charles E. Marshall, Successor Trustee Charles Marshall, Attorney for Sellers - 815-498-2332

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

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Several Very Nice Tops/Blouses & Jackets – Womens, Size 2X and 3X $4.00-$10.00 815-739-4279 SNEAKERS - Mens Boys Sneaux Black Sneakers Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

SYCAMORE HOME DECOR SALE Shop downtown Sycamore July 26 - 28 at A Ruffled Nest. There will be unique vintage items along with beautiful painted furniture. We also do custom furniture painting.

116 S. California JULY 26 JULY 27 & 28

5-8 10-2

Child Baby/Infant/Toddler Sit & Stand Duo Stroller, Seat For Smaller Child In Front And Another Child Can Sit On Seat In Back Or Seat Can be Adjusted So Child Can Stand, Complete w/Adjustable Rain/Sunshade & Underneath Storage, $75, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled With Back Support and Carrying/Pulling Rope, Like New, $20. 815-739-1953, DeKalb.

TODDLER BIKE - Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike With Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best For 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Tyvek Dupont Housewrap – 9” Roll $50. 815-508-3553

Cindy Crawford Playboy Magazine July 1988 - Very Good Condition w/Cindy Crawford Cover & Feature. $20 obo. 815-901-1333 Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No box, $8, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953. Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114. Great Condition, No Box, $8, 815-739-1953.

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

HAY Grass Mix Hay - $4.00 Per Bale You Pick Up. 630-365-2789

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – 1960's Singer 500A Slant-O-Matic AKA the “Rocketeer”. $150. 847-612-9963 Black Slate & Teak Outdoor Table Excellent Condition! $150 Firm. (815) 370- 8759

Machinist Tool Box – Kennedy 5-Drawer, bench top model, locking $160 obo. 815-757-2329 WET DRY VAC - 16 Gallon Craftsman Wet Dry Vac w/Attachments, $45. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack $160. Sycamore, 815-895-5373

16 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Lt. To Med. Duty – Misc. Sizes – Excellent Condition, Will Separate, Moving- $325 Sycamore. 815-991-5149 BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag w/Handle & Inside Compartments For Individual Storage, Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking or Other, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket (New) With Handle & PieCake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

A-1 AUTO

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 25, August 1 & 8, 2013.)

Will BUY UR USED

Werner Step Ladder Aluminum, 10', 300lb. rating $150 815-508-3553

Large Air Conditioner 240 Volt AC In Great Working Order, $140. Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

CLEATS - Boys Nike Cleats Shoes, Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 CLEATS – Boys/Mens Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 CLEATS – Boys/Mens Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 GOLF CLUBS Men's Rams, Right Handed, Set Includes: #1, 3 & 5 Woods, #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Lightning 500 Irons & Golf Bag (Blue & White), $45, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES – Boys/Mens Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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. Ride On Car: Little Tikes Red Fire Truck, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

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

DeKalb – A bargain! Home w/apt, 3 car garage, Location!! $139K Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

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

815-814-1964 or

815-814-1224

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com

Autumn Creek Management 2BR, 2BA, W/D, DW in Cortland.AVAILABLE NOW! Call Susan 815-756-1988 or George 847-912-0504 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

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

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

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

FISHER JON BOAT 3 Seater, 12 ft + 6HP Johnson motor, runs good and 16' trailer + all accessories. $1500/obo 815-901-2650

Red Love Seat $100 815-899-4013 Round Table 2 Leaves 2 Chairs Buffet with Lighted Hutch $300 815-899-4013 Unique Dolphin Tables. $100. Like New, Navy Blue Love Seat. Plaid Chair w/Ottoman. $100 each. Can email photos. 630-443-6082

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

White alabaster dolphin coffee table & end table w/beveled glass tops. $100. 630-443-6082

DeKalb. Fixer upper on 2 lots! Onlyl $24,500!! Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

PUBLIC NOTICE

1999 Chevy Trailblazer Loaded. 107,000 miles. Asking $3,100. Call Kay anytime at 815-756-7672

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AUCTION OF REAL ESTATE Case No. 13 CH 55

1999 FORD E-350 VAN

On August 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. certain real estate commonly known as: 717 E. Church Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548 Will Be Sold at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash.

10hp, 42 in. aluminum mower deck, includes snow blower $400 firm. 815-895-3695

Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage incl + extra storage. NO PETS. 815-751-0480

ROCHELLE ~ 2 BEDROOM

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

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

CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX

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

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

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

DEKALB 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Utility room w/W/D, C/A, gas stove & refrig. Off St. parking for 2, water & sewer incl, near NIU, $970/mo. 630-638-0664 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-2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Smoking, No Pets $900 815-758-0591 Sandwich Lake Holiday Waterfront 3BR, Pets OK, W/D hook-up, 1 car garage, $1,275/mo. 773-510-3643 ~ 773-510-3117 SYCAMORE - 2 BR/1BA, W/D, 2 1/2 car garage. No pets/smkg. $850 + sec. 630-365-6887

815-758-0600

DeKalb - 1Bd Apt Avail Aug 1 $525/mo, In-unit W/D, 117 John St backs to Kish River & Lagoon Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DeKalb - 2Bd 1Ba Apts Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 830 Greenbrier, $600-$625 Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

DeKalb -2 BD, 1 car garage $625 plus utilities. 1 dog ok. Big yard, lots of light. Avail now. 815-758-1641 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 Quiet, 4 Unit Bldg Parking, heat incl, $700/mo. 815-895-5047

DEKALB 2BR,1BA

Fits GM trucks 6.5 ft bed, fits '99-2006, $400/obo. Cell 309-261-4324

Contact: Michael A. O'Brien at 630-871-9400

Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

Formal Notice of this Judicial Sale of Real Estate will be found in

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

The property consists of: A commercial property

DeKALB

Shabbona Deluxe 2BR

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

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

W/D, large yard, near park, gas incl, $875/mo + 1 st & sec. Pet friendly. 815-501-8343

- DeKalb Furnished Room Student or employed male. $300 incl utilities, need references 815-758-7994 SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $200/month 630-650-1180

DEKALB ~ 1BR, Near NIU

$400/mo + 1 st, last sec + utilities. W/D, cable and internet. 630-926-1174 or 630-527-9188

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

DeKalb/Syc/Cortland. Nice Office/Warehouses. Size & price vary! A. Miller RE 815-756-7845

SYCAMORE UPPER 2BR

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

Sycamore ~ Nice 2 Bedroom

Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up?

1 bath, clean and quiet. Off-St parking, no dogs, $625/mo + utilities. 815-793-2664 Quiet Lifestyle On-site laundry. Off St parking. No dogs/smoking. 815-501-1872 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

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

Dekalb Spacious 2BR Duplex

Sycamore Woodgate 1607 Meadowbrook Ct., 3BR ranch, 1BA. W/D, A/C, refrig., stove, 2 car attch. gar., no smoking/pets, avail. 7/22, $1200/mo.+utils., 1st, last, sec. 815-739-5250 Sycamore. 3BR, 1BA Ranch. 413 E. Lincoln. Fenced yard, garage. $1100/mo. Avail 8/1 630-247-2655 WATERMAN: 2400sq/ft 4BR 2.5 BA newer house, 2 car garage, basement, storage big backyrd. $1590 Minutes from DeKalb. 847-338-5588

WATERMAN - 3 BED 1 BATH Garden Apartment $730 or 1st Floor Apartment $1040, Available August 1st, $25 application fee, 1 month security, no pets. Call 630-205-7078

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Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

“Priced to Sell!”

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

FOR SALE 5.83 ACRES OF COUNTRY LIVING MINUTES FROM TOWN

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

DEKALB 2BR TH

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH

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

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

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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 DeKalb- Summit Enclave Sub. 2 BD, 1.5 BA, 2 car garage, DW, W/D. No pets/smoking. $1050 + sec dep. 815-758-2327

DEKALB

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

Craftsman Toolbox – bottom roller cabinet, 5-drawer, locking $85 obo. 815-757-2329 DRILL - Makita w/ Battery, Charger & Case, $25, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190. Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company PLAINTIFF Vs. Patricia A. Haeffner; Larry Haeffner; Patricia Haeffner as Trustee of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00268 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04 Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: THE NORTH 475.2 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1075.2 FEET OF THE WEST 275.0 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 33668 Bucks Road, Kirkland, IL 60146 and which said Mortgage was made by: Patricia Haeffner as Trustee of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04 the Mortgagor(s), to Fifth Third Mortgage - MI, LLC, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2009008683; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before August 26, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. EDWARD R. CURRAN, PAULINE CURRAN, E.C. PAGE'S BAR & GRILL, INC., PUB 34, INC., LUCKY PLUMBING, INC., WW HOME EXPERTS, INC., GUARDIAN FIRE ADJUSTERS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS OR OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 13 CH 55 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above-entitled cause, on July 18, 2013, in favor of Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Successor in Interest to Citizens First National Bank in the amount of $340,852.24, plus attorneys' fees of $4,980.00 and costs of $1,981.46 (the "Judgment"), Roger A. Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb County, or his Deputy, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment to wit: THAT PART OF BLOCK 1 OF LUKIN'S ADDITION TO SANDWICH, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED BY COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, 73.85 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 20.00 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY 230.14 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, SAID POINT LYING 96.00 FEET WESTERLY OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 1; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 51.37 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 139 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 54 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 22.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 139 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 54 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 119.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 169 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 42 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 45.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 133 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 32 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 38,00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 176 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 21 SECONDS (MEASURED COUNTERCLOCKWISE) FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, 41.44 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, (EXCEPT THAT PORTION THEREOF DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 1, SAID POINT BEING 67.85 FEET WEST OF THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN; THENCE EASTERLY ON SAID SOUTH LINE OF BLOCK 1, SAID LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 86 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 20.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 53 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE

Pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65, Annual Treasurers Report of the Village of Kirkland for the Year Ended April 30, 2013: Revenue Summary: Property Tax Corporate $211,567; Property Tax TIF $275,633; Sales Tax $72,655; Income Tax $157,170; Personal Property Replacement & Use Tax $30,736; Utility Taxes $115,213; Motor Fuel Tax $41,529; MFT Additional $7,752; Ordinance Fines $7,692; Refuse Collection Charges $131,873; Licenses & Permits $10,287; Investment Income $1,835; Water & Sewer Charges $297,195; Other Revenues $6,550; Total Revenues $1,367,687. Compensation Summary: L Bellah $6,000; B Biancalana $1,097; T Coburn $9,316; T D'Amato $25,480; G DeMunn $44,113; V Ferro $9,860; C Ford $1,080; N Gibic $362; L Hodges $861; B Huerta $12,363; R Kelly $1,811; P Lindstrom $60,993; E Marshall $960; D McMurray $1,020; W McMurray $1,080; A Miller $19,040; D Miller $52,466; E Muchala $10,350; P Naugle $59,466; H Newberry $1,140; J Newberry $3,035; A Parker, Jr $54,076; R Peterson $5,096; J Pierce $1,020; J Roberts $5,546; L Sanchez $357; S Smith $57,843; J Unger $358; Total Compensation $466,189. Vendor Summary: Advanced Business Machines $2,677; AFLAC $7,711; Ancel Glink Diamond et al $17,776; Baxter & Woodman $48,042; Benchmark Sales $9,175; Blake Oil Co $19,265; Braniff Communications $2,950; Casssidy Electric. $6,441; Central Management Services $49,202: ComEd $13,217; David Jepson $6,000; DeKalb County Sheriff $13,446; DeKalb Lawn & Equip $10,006; DeKalb Roofing $7,579; Direct Energy $26,038; FEMA Flood Insurance $5,293; Ford Motor Credit $11,034; Frontier $6,296; Hawkins Water Treatment $4,993; HD Waterworks $2,902; ICCI Professional $4,403; Illinois EPA $2,500; IML Risk Management Assn $45,547; IMRF Pension Fund $62,018; Insituform Technologies $159,313; Internal Revenue Service $27,747; Kelly Williamson Co $3,516; Landmark Excavating $9,300; Merchants Police $10,000; NAPA of Genoa $5,375; Quality Stripe $4,191; R-T Erickson Bldr $14,646; Randy Kuberski $19,305; Sandberg Elecctric $14,730; Snap-On Equipment $26,248; Speedway Super America $19,267; Thorne Electric $47,124; US Cellular $6,131; USA Blue Book $4,623; VISA $15,810; Waste Management $127,966; Water Solutions Unlimited $3,593; Water Tower Clean & Coat $3,200; Wendler Engineering $2,578; WIPFLI, LLP $8,900. All Other Disbursements Less Than $2,500 - $70,471; Total Vendor Disbursements $988,546. Summary Statement of Condition For the Year Ended April 30, 2013

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General Motor Fuel Fund Tax Fund Beginning Fund Balance or Net Position $302,682 $129,909 Revenues 743,354 50,270 Expenditures or Expenses (725,738) (144,678) Other Financing Sources Ending Fund Balance or Net Position $320,298 $35,501 Theresa A. D'Amato Village Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 25, 2013.)

Tax Increment Revolving Financing Loan Fund $457,590 276,669 (93,610) (357,013) $283,636

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Page C8 • Thursday, July 25, 2013 OF 20.04 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE WESTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 84 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 36.09 FEET TO A POINT LYING 10.02 FEET NORTHERLY OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES AND 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 10.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING), IN THE CITY OF SANDWICH, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PUBLIC OVER THAT PART KNOWN AS OLD ROUTE 34. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 717 E. Church Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548 PIN NO: 19-36-131-004 The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Michael A. O'Brien, Esq. (630) 871-9400 The terms of sale are: Ten percent (10%) due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and balance is due within 24 hours of the sale. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property is improved by: A commercial building. The property may be inspected prior to sale: No. Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenants thereunto. NOTICE-PUBLICATIONJUDICIAL SALE WITNESS: /s/ Maureen Josh Maureen Josh, Clerk of the TwentyThird Judicial Circuit Court, and the seal thereof, DeKalb, Illinois Date 7/25/13 O'Brien Law Offices, P.C. Michael A. O'Brien Leslie G. Bleifuss 124A South County Farm Road Wheaton, Illinois 60187 Ph: (630) 871-9400 Fax: (630) 871-9435 Atty. No. 6216625/6224495 E-Mail: service@obrienlawoffices.com (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 25, August 1 & 8, 2013.)

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle July 25, 2013.)

TWIN OAKS SAVINGS BANK, an Illinois Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DARYL J. BOWLES; DAGMAR C. BOWLES; DARYL J. BOWLES as Successor Trustee under The Bowles Family Trust established October 15, 1996; DAGMAR C. BOWLES as Successor Trustee under The Bowles Family Trust established October 15, 1996; UNKNOWN OWNERS; and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS Defendants. 2012-CH-529 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 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:

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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

(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. (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.

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 11, 18 & 25, 2013.)

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