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DeKalb County land records online By FELIX SARVER

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To learn more about the online records system or register to view the documents online, visit the DeKalb County Land Records Search System website at

By the numbers 3.5 million: Number of land-record images online dating back to 1837. 40,000: Estimated number of land record images gathered this year. 9,663: Number of documents collected by the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for 2013.

DeKALB – After two years, DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder John Acardo achieved his goal of bringing online the county’s land record system, which boasts 3.5 million land-record images. Since May 6, Acardo and the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder’s Office have tested the online system with real estate professionals and property title searchers. The system recently became available for the public to use at all

hours. “For the homeowners or property owners, this is an essential tool to make sure your title record is cleared,” Acardo said. People can use the system to see if they have any liens on their property. A lien can be John Acardo issued by the local government for overdue water bill payments, for example, and can prevent a person from taking out a mortgage.

Another way people can use the tool is to fight against property fraud, one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States, Acardo said. The recorder’s office is the legal authority to hold the title record for individual property, he said. The office is used by lenders and title companies to check if a title is cleared. “You check your credit score, you check your background,” he said. “You should also check the title to your home.” One feature people can use to keep track of their land records is

the office’s property watch system. It’s a free service and people who sign up can be notified immediately if there is a lien, fraud or mortgage on their property, Acardo said. The two-year project to put the land records online cost almost $62,000, but those costs were not paid by taxpayers, Acardo said. All the costs were paid out of an Automation Fund, which collects fees from services provided by the office with the purpose of enhancing technology.

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U.S. launches new Mideast peace effort



By MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press


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Brian O’Connor of DeKalb rides his unicycle Wednesday at the Frank Van Buer Plaza in downtown DeKalb.

DeKalb unicyclist tries to turn hobby into business By DAVID THOMAS

To make contact DeKALB – It’s hard for Brian O’Connor to not notice people when he rides his unicycle. O’Connor, 22, is hoping local businesses will want to use the natural attraction of a unicycle to advertise with him. The name of his new business: One Wheel Promotions. “I can’t leave my house and go three blocks without someone staring at me or people asking questions,” O’Connor said. “There’s definite interest in it, so I figure I could channel that to actually helping some of the businesses in the community, and help myself.” O’Connor could wear a local store’s apparel, but he’s declining to wear a costume, like a giant hot dog. “Word of mouth advertising – that’s a big thing, too,” O’Connor said. “If people see me, stop me and talk to me. Once word of this gets around, people are going to want to know: ‘Hey, what are the

Interested in seeing your business logo on a unicyclist? Contact Brian O’Connor at One Wheel Promotions at or call 815-9014784. Or go onto Facebook and search for One Wheel Promotions.

O’Connor is starting a new business, One Wheel Promotions, which will have him riding on his unicycle and advertising for local businesses. each client, but declined to reveal his rates. O’Connor could be violating DeKalb’s sign code, which prohibit businesses from using moving signs for advertising. City officials previously have stated that sign

specials at the bar this week?’ ‘Who’s playing at Otto’s?’ ” O’Connor said he is talking with businesses in DeKalb about advertising for them, but he hasn’t finalized anything yet. He said he would tailor each promotion for

dancers and a mechanical moving mannequin violate the ordinance. O’Connor has contacted his lawyer about the ordinance in DeKalb. He said the ordinance is in place to prevent signs from distracting motorists, but his advertising will not be geared to them. “That’s really a separate issue,” O’Connor said. “If it’s a problem, it’s a problem. I’ll deal with it as it comes up.” DeKalb City Attorney Dean Frieders said each instance of a moving sign would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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WASHINGTON – With a cast of characters that has presided over numerous failed Middle East peace efforts, the Obama administration launched a fresh bid Monday to pull Israel and the Palestinians into substantive negotiations. Despite words of encouragement, deep skepticism about the prospects for success surrounded the initial discussions, which were opening with a dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. He named a former U.S. ambassador to Israel to shepherd what all sides believe will be a protracted and difficult process. Former envoy Martin Indyk, who played key roles in the Clinton administration’s multiple, unsuccessful pushes to broker peace deals between Israel and Syria and Israel and the Palestinians, will assume the day-to-day re- John Kerry sponsibility for keeping the talks alive for the next nine months. Kerry called Indyk a “seasoned diplomat” and said he “knows what has worked and he knows what hasn’t worked.” Neither Kerry nor the State Department would say what has worked in the past, although the fact that there is no peace deal now would seem to indicate that nothing has worked in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian standoff. President Barack Obama echoed Kerry’s hopeful sentiment in a White House statement that said Indyk “brings unique experience and insight to this role, which will allow him to contribute immediately as the parties begin down the tough, but necessary, path of negotiations.” The Israeli side will be led by chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, a former foreign minister who was active in the Bush’s administration’s ill-fated Annapolis, Md., peace talks with the Palestinians. The Israeli side will also be led by Yitzhak Molcho, a veteran adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who was part of the Israeli team involved in Obama’s two previous attempts to broker negotiations. Those two efforts relied heavily on Dennis Ross, a former Indyk colleague and Mideast peace envoy, and veteran negotiator George Mitchell. The Palestinian team will be led by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and President Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser, Mohammed Shtayyeh, both of whom have been major players in failed negotiations with the Israelis since 1991.


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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these men-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Open Closet: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group; 815-7565228; 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 more information, call Dr. George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St., 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-4527990; Sycamore Kiwanis: 6 p.m. at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St.; 815-899-8740 or visit Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at CrossWind Community Church in Genoa. 815-784-3612. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Free Fit Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at International Montessory Academy, 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-739-1950. Bingo: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St. Must be 18 or older to play. www.; contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Fellowship group AA(C): 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheel chair accessible entrance is on N. Third St. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-508-0280. Prairie Echoes women’s chorus: 7:15 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. 877-300-SING (7464); cathyinelburn@yahoo. com. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-4527990; Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb;; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Wednesday Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Drive, #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or www. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com.

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Genoa has twins in other states DeKALB COUNTY LIFE Barry Schrader

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT – A remarkably candid Pope Francis struck a conciliatory stance toward gays Monday, saying “who am I to judge” when it comes to the sexual orientation of priests. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society,” Francis said during an extraordinary 82-minute exchange with reporters aboard his plane returning from his first papal trip, to celebrate World Youth Day in Brazil. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” the pope asked. Francis’ first news conference as pope was wide-ranging and open, touching on everything from the greater role he believes women should have in the Catholic Church to the troubled Vatican Bank. While his predecessor, Pope Benedict

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A sign marking the boundary of Genoa, Nev. There are several cities named “Genoa” in the United States, but DeKalb County’s Genoa has the largest population. away. In the back of my mind I could see a similar scenario back here in Genoa, Ill., when the Pacific Hotel (now a credit union at 501 W. Main St.) was a stopover on the Chicago-Galena Trail for stagecoaches and riders in the late 1800s. I can just picture a team of sweaty horses pulling the Wells Fargo stage up in front of the hotel as the mail pouch was dropped off and passengers alighted for a drink, a meal, or overnight stay. We get to see that stagecoach pulled by a team of similar horses on Main Street each Genoa Pioneer Day, this year Aug. 25. During our visit to this other Genoa, it dawned on me there must be more towns with the same name across the country. So I did some online research and found at least four. There is Genoa, Neb., with a population of 2,005, north of Kearney and Lincoln. It was first settled by Mormons who dropped off a wagon train heading out west in 1846. This has a similar history to Genoa, Nev., which was settled by Mormons in 1851 who called it Mormon Station,

then in 1855 was renamed Genoa, after the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The population of the Nevada town has dwindled to 221 people, though. Oldest of all Genoas (outside of Italy) is in New York. That town was first named Milton in 1789, then changed to Genoa in 1808. The population is about 1,900 today. It is where Thomas Madison, founder of Genoa in Illinois, first lived. Vicary can proudly boast he has the most thriving Genoa in the country, with a population of 5,200 and the expected arrival of an Amtrak station within the next couple of years. He did say he would enjoy making contact with the mayors or town leaders in those other namesake communities, so maybe after he gets that master’s degree, he will have the chance.

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them up. He took journalists to task for reporting on the matter, saying it concerned issues of sin, not crimes like sexually abusing children. And when someone sins and confesses, he said, God not only forgives – he forgets. “We don’t have the right to not forget,” he said. While the comments did not signal a change in Catholic teaching that hoAP photo mosexual acts are “intrinsically disorPope Francis gestures as he answers re- dered,” they indicated a shift in tone porters’ questions Monday during a news under Francis’ young papacy and an conference aboard the papal flight on the emphasis on a church that is more inclusive and merciful rather than critical journey back from Brazil. and disciplinary. Francis’ stance contrasted markedXVI, responded to only a few pre-selected questions during his papal trips, Francis ly with that of Benedict, who signed a did not dodge a single query, even thank- document in 2005 that said men who ing the journalist who asked about re- had deep-rooted homosexual tendencies ports of a “gay lobby” inside the Vatican should not be priests. Gay leaders were buoyed by Francis’ and allegations that one of his trusted monsignors was involved in a gay tryst. approach, saying the change in tone was Francis said he investigated the alle- progress in itself, although for some the gations against the clergyman according encouragement was tempered by Franto canon law and found nothing to back cis’ talk of gay clergy’s “sins.”

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease. If it becomes final as expected, the advice by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force would clear the way for insurers to cover CT scans, a type of X-ray, for those at greatest risk. That would be people ages 55 through 79 who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Whether screening would help younger or lighter smokers isn’t

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Note to Readers: This column will increase in frequency to run every other Tuesday. Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary is so busy finishing the last two classes toward his master’s degree he must have a hard time staying awake at City Council meetings. I had recently been to a town called Genoa just over the Sierras in Nevada and wanted to tell him all about it. He explained how he has been burning the midnight oil to complete his coursework, all the time handling a new job in the airline industry, where he received a recent promotion. So I kept my phone call short, but mailed him a packet of Genoa, Nev., literature. We went there last month with my wife Kay’s Sycamore High classmate Joyce (Van Ostrand) Wensman who lives nearby in Gardnerville. She wanted us to witness the annual re-enactment of the Pony Express mail run from St. Joseph, Mo. to Sacramento, Calif., which dates back to 1860 before trains and planes could carry the mail faster. The route covered almost 2,000 miles and usually could be ridden in less than 10 days. But the mostly teenage riders faced harrowing obstacles including blizzards, Indian attacks, robbers and steep trails that sometimes crippled their mounts. This method of delivering the U.S. Mail only lasted 19 months, but has become one of the legends of the wild west. It was a thrill to see the rider trotting into Genoa at 7 a.m., passing saddlebags full of mail and watching the next rider with a fresh horse gallop

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known, so scans are not advised for them. They also aren’t for people who quit at least 15 years ago, or people too sick or frail to undergo cancer treatment. “The evidence shows we can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer deaths by screening” – about 20,000 of the 160,000 that occur each year in the United States, said Dr. Michael LeFevre, a task force leader and family physician at the University of Missouri. Public comments will be taken until Aug. 26, then the panel will give its final advice. Reports on screening were published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine. The recommendation is a big deal for many reasons. The task force, an

independent group of doctors appointed by the government, in recent years has urged less frequent screening for breast and cervical cancers, and no screening for prostate cancer, saying PSA blood tests do men more harm than good. There are no good ways to screen for ovarian cancer or other less common types. But lung cancer is the top cancer killer worldwide. Nearly 90 percent of people who get it die from it, usually because it’s found too late for treatment to succeed. About 85 percent of lung cancers in the U.S. are attributable to smoking, and about 37 percent of U.S. adults are current or former smokers. The task force estimates that 10 million Americans would fit the smoking and age criteria for screening.

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Official: Cannes diamond heist actually nets $136M PARIS – Wearing a scarf to mask his face, the gunman sneaked into the posh Cannes hotel and held up a diamond show as three security guards looked on, then fled on foot about a minute later. In the end, he made off with a breathtaking $136 million worth of valuables – the biggest jewelry heist in years, maybe ever. It was a French Riviera robbery that might make Hollywood scriptwriters smile. And it even happened at a hotel that was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s jewel-encrusted thriller “To Catch a Thief.” On Monday, a state prosecutor provided new details about the brazen heist a day earlier at the Carlton Intercontinental hotel – not least that the loot was actually worth more than twice the $53 million estimate that police had first announced. – Wire report


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Employee bios get creative take on outdoor couch By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – Sandwiched between the clock tower and the corn mural of tiny Memorial Park at the northeast corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway, Brian Oster sat rigidly on a cream-colored couch. He spoke about what he liked most about his job, the team he works with there and his inspiration as a creator. It was late afternoon Monday – just another day at the office for Oster. He and his team at OC Image Works, which is based in DeKalb, came up with a unique idea for telling their story online: Record video biographies for each employee from a couch placed in areas around town that represent their personalities. They recorded their first

videos Monday and plan to finish shooting today. “The idea is – we’ve doubled in about two years – and being a creative agency, we want to be able to show off what we do,” Oster said. “... As proud as we are of DeKalb, we want to be able to do more than DeKalb. We want to expand, and the way to do it is to present yourself ... in a way that shows you can take on big clients.” Oster chose the busy downtown area to represent the frenzied worklife on which he thrives. “I love everything going on, managing 20 things at once,” he said. “But our lead designer is going to be at Hopkins Park, because all her inspiration comes from the outdoors.” The team hopes to edit the short videos down to between 30 and 45 seconds and use creativity and technology to make

the videos stand out on their new website. Dan Kapper, a native of DeKalb who graduated from Northern Illinois in May with a degree in communications, works as video coordinator at OC Image Works. He took some credit for bringing the concept to life. “I assisted in making the pieces connect,” Kapper said. “[Oster] came up with the conceptual stuff, and I came up with the actual production part.” The project’s director of photography Miguel Sierra said that the idea of taking a couch outdoors for interviews was a new twist on an industry standard. “With an artist bio page you want to be as creative as possible” he said. “We don’t want to be people just sitting inside an office.”

not the more stringent “Gold” or “Platinum” levels – without incurring additional design costs.

woman driving the Hyundai and her passenger were not injured. Clark was taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Johnson said. A hospital official said Monday that there was no record of Clark at the hospital.

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Miguel Sierra (left), director of photography, sets up his shot as assistant Dan Kapper (right) speaks to Brian Oster, production manager of OC Imageworks, as Oster sits on a couch waiting to be interviewed Monday near the corner of First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb. The three were filming biographies that will appear on the OC Imageworks website.

8BRIEFS Green options examined for Library expansion DeKALB – The firm contracted to design the DeKalb Public Library’s expansion and renovation project presented environmental sustainability options Monday at a special meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees. Nagle Hartray Architecture supplied information and answered questions from the board and from the library staff on LEED certifications, a program of the U.S. Green Building Council that provides enhanced environmental standards for new and existing buildings. However, the board did not take a vote on whether or not to move forward with pursuing LEED certification, because not all of its members were present. Under the its contract with Nagle Hartray, the library can pursue the less stringent “Certified” or “Silver” level LEED certification standards – but

Tickets issued in Sycamore crash SYCAMORE – A Sycamore woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation Sunday night after a two-vehicle crash at Route 23 and Peace Road, authorities said. Ruth Clark, 81, of Sycamore, was ticketed for allegedly driving an uninsured motor vehicle and disobeying a traffic control device, said Sycamore Police Lt. Darrell Johnson. About 8:45 p.m., Clark was driving a 1999 Saturn west on DeKalb Avenue when she drove past a red light at Peace Road, Johnson said. The Saturn struck the front of 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe turning at the intersection, he said. A 57-year-old Sycamore

Sandwich woman arrested in prostitution sweep A Sandwich woman was among four women charged last week with prostitution in Naperville, authorities said. Jessica R. White, 21, of the 700 block Jessica White of Wright Court, was arrested as part of a nationwide sweep called Cross Country, which was aimed at combating sex trafficking among children, according

to a news release from the Naperville Police Department. Naperville police, along with 11 FBI agents, participated in the sweep Thursday. Also arrested were: Francheska Lozier, 25, of Houston; Chelsey Newlon, 21, of Springfield, Mo.; and Ruthie Wells, 21, of Shorewood.

League of Women Voters open meeting Wednesday DeKALB – Those interested in finding out more about the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County are invited to a meeting Wednesday. The informational meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Colonial House Apartments, 1600 N. 14th St., DeKalb. An organizer will meet participants at the door to show them to the complex’s meeting room. Membership forms will be available for those who want to join.

The meeting also will discuss recent concealed carry legislation, pensions in Illinois, campaign finance, fracking and 100 years of voting for women in Illinois. During the summer of 1913, Illinois Gov. Edward F. Dunne signed the Women’s Suffrage Bill, which granted women the right to vote in presidential and local elections. Full voting rights for women nationwide came with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. For information, email leagueofdekalbcounty@gmail. com. – Daily Chronicle

Springfield police eye paperless system SPRINGFIELD – Springfield police are getting ready to go digital, shelving a hand-written system that’s been in place for years.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the department is one of the last of its size in the state to still have officers write reports by hand. The hand-written reports are scanned into a computer system after they’re reviewed by supervisors. Names and ages are also keyed into a computer system so they can be searched. But city officials hope to change that. Police Chief Robert Williams has called a paperless system “priority No. 1” for the department. And authorities hope to make the switch in the next year. Springfield leaders allocated an extra $300,000 in the budget this year to pay for upgrades necessary to make the switch. – Wire report

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Bid to speed concealed carry tossed By JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Gun-rights advocates who failed to sway a federal judge into letting Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s new concealed-carry law announced Monday they’re asking an appeals court to intervene. The notice of appeal to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals by Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association came three days after U.S. District Judge William Stiehl tossed out their lawsuit, siding with the state in ruling it is moot. The Illinois Legislature passed the last-in-the-nation concealed carry law July 9 against Gov. Pat Quinn’s vehement objections. It gives Illinois State Police 180 days to set up a program before accepting applications, plus an additional 90 days to process the forms. Shepard, in court filings Stiehl weighed, called such a delay unreasonable and insisted it “constitutes an unacceptable perpetuation of the defendants’ infringement of the Second Amendment rights.” While noting she wasn’t challenging elements of the new permitting process, Shepard said her issue was over “the complete ban on carrying firearms that continues to exist until the permitting process is up and running.”

8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

8OBITUARIES VICKI V. BRENNEMAN Born: June 10, 1948, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: July 27, 2013, in Cortland, Ill. CORTLAND – Vicki V. Brenneman, 65, of Cortland, Ill., died suddenly Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her home. She was born June 10, 1948, in DeKalb, the daughter of Donald A. and Marjorie E. (Loptien) Anderson. Vicki was a graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School, Class of 1966. She attended the Elgin Business College and worked for Blackhawk Moving and Storage until 1977. She then moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., and retired from USF Holland in 2010. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Survivors include her daughter, Jeri (Josh Robinson) Emerick; two grandchildren, Brendan and Ashley Emerick; one brother, Donald (Pat) Anderson; one sister, Kay Anderson; uncle, Boyd (Mary) Loptien; aunt, Phyllis McElyea; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kerry; and grandparents, Lawrence and Hattie Loptien and Adolph and Ellen Anderson. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Genoa Cemetery with the Rev. Jeremy Heilman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be

DeKalb County Trevor A. Glenn, 22, of the 900 block of University Street, Dixon, was charged Sunday, July 29, with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, driving while license suspended, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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OLEDENE REDEMANN Born: Oct. 21, 1919, in Genoa City, Wis. Died: July 26, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. MAPLE PARK – Oledene Redemann, 93, of Maple Park, Ill., passed away in sweet surrender to her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 26, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center in DeKalb. After a long, hard-fought battle, her soul is now at rest. She is survived by her son, Kurt Redemann of Maple Park; many nieces and nephews; and her church family at Grace Lutheran. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; parents; sister, Blanche; and brothers, George and Ray. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral service will celebrate her life and faith at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Grace Lutheran Church,

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Corey Wollenweber, 18, of the 700 block of West Street, Plano, was charged Sunday, July 28, with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor. Ivan Chavez, 19, of the 300 block of Center Street, Plano, was charged Sunday, July 28, with

unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor. Francisco Lucero, 19, of the 300 block of West Eighth Street, Plano, was charged Sunday, July 28, with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor. Nicole L. Lucia, 20, of the 1900 block of Crosby Street, Rockford,

was charged Monday, July 29, with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Jhordyn L. Ford, 21, of the 900 block of Eighth Avenue Court, Rockford, was charged Monday, July 29, with unlawful possession of marijuana.

5N600 Hansen Road, Lily Lake. There will be a visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. before the service at the church. The Rev. Ernst Rex, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will follow cremation at a later date. A memorial has been established in her name to benefit Grace Lutheran Church. Checks can be made to “Grace Lutheran Church” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also can be forwarded to the same address or at www. where you can find her full life story. To sign the online guest book, visit

attended Kishwaukee Community College and Rock Valley College. He was a quality assurance inspector for Ideal Industries for 28 years. Gary loved to fish. He enjoyed sharing his passion with his daughters and grandchildren. He could often be found in Shabbona Lake State Park and Rock Cut State Park. He also would throw a line in at the dam in Oregon, Ill. When Jason married into the family, besides being a son-inlaw, he became a great fishing buddy for Gary. He also enjoyed being a member of the Sycamore Sportsman Club. He grew up next door to the club grounds and as soon as he was able to join, became a member. He also was a range officer at the club. Gary had many friends and could always strike up a conversation anywhere he went. He could always find someone he knew. He is survived by his children, Jaime (Jason) Wolfe of Kingston and Becky Spears (Trever Skeels) of Sycamore; grandchildren, Kaylee, Addison and Liam; siblings, Diana (Frank) Halsey, Karen Pennington and Michael (Carolyn) Spears; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Olson

Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday before the service. A memorial fund has been established to be designated at a later date. For information, call 815-8956589. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit To sign the online guest book, visit

GARY SPEARS Born: Sept. 15, 1953, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: July 27, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. KINGSTON – Gary Spears, 59, of Kingston, Ill., died at 1:07 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. Born Sept. 15, 1953, in Sycamore, to Walter A. and Ruby L. (London) Spears, Gary graduated from Sycamore High School in 1972. He

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Taxpayers Firms show interest Quinn makes 3 stops after criticism • UNICYCLE will save Continued from page A1 from project Representatives of Moxie, 230 E. Lincoln Highway, would be open to advertising like that, said store manager Courtney Wilson. Managers would look into it, as they’ve never heard of something similar. “It would be something we would consider, based on how much it costs,” Wilson said. Alex Nerad, the executive director of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., agreed that advertising via unicycling was an interesting idea. However, he couldn’t say if someone like O’Connor would be able to reach students at Northern Illinois University. “The biggest thing we’re always working on is reaching out to the NIU students,” Nerad said. “So we’re interested in new, fun ways to reach the NIU audience and let them know about the fun stuff going on here.” Both Nerad and Wilson said they have not been contacted by O’Connor about advertising with him. Born and raised in DeKalb, O’Connor began learning how to ride a unicycle when he was 14 years old at his mother’s suggestion. “It wasn’t really something I had in mind at the time, but the opportunity came up, and I tried it, and I liked it,” O’Connor said. Even though he’s been unicycling since 2005,

• ONLINE Continued from page A1 The most expensive part of the project was redacting sensitive personal information from the land records, such as social security numbers and bank information. Redacting all the documents took nine months and cost $50,000. While the project was expensive, ultimately taxpayers are anticipated to save roughly $30,000 annually by reducing the amount of time the office typically devotes to researching land records, Acardo said. Now that the research is automated, people can search records at home. Five or six people used to visit the office each day, on average, but now only two or three people visit, he said. “We anticipate it will be less people coming in,” he said. Land records from 1837 through 1906 and 1945 to the present are currently online. Acardo said he hopes by the end of the year the office will index the rest of the records that exist in the gap between 1906 and 1945. When that happens, DeKalb County will be the second county in the state with a paperless recorder’s office, right behind McHenry County. To learn more about the online records system or register to view the documents online, visit the DeKalb County Land Records Search System website at

O’Connor said he has a lot to learn about it. He can handle stairs and ledges, but there are other riders who ride mountain bike trails or compete in races. “It takes a lot of time, a lot of practice,” O’Connor said. “You’ve really got to be dedicated to do it. Sometimes, it can be a little bit scary.” Even with his experience, O’Connor faces the constant risk of injury. He said he was recovering from a sprained ankle after he made a hard landing going down a staircase at NIU. O’Connor said he would limit his activities when he’s promoting a client’s business, as neither he nor the client would want that particular liability. At this point, O’Connor is the only person in One Wheel Promotions, but he said he’s open to working with other people. “It doesn’t even have to be unicyclists,” O’Connor said. “Just people who can garner a lot of attention and want to do something beneficial for the community.”


SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn’s Monday series of good-news stops across Illinois mark the second round of trips he’s made after criticism that his frequent Chicago focus might draw a challenger from elsewhere in the state in the 2014 Democratic primary. Quinn started the day welcoming the Stanley Cup to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield with Blackhawks’ owner Rocky Wirtz before heading to Bradley University in Peoria, where he announced a total of $4.8 million in construction grants to Bradley, Illinois Wesleyan University and Eu-

reka College. Quinn is facing a primary challenge from fellow Chicago resident Bill Daley. While the bulk of Democratic votes are cast in heavily Democratic Cook County, Quinn has been criticized by Democratic leaders outside of the Chicago area who say Gov. Pat Quinn he hasn’t paid the rest of the state enough attention. Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson has said the governor was previously tied up in Springfield because of the state’s pension crisis. Illinois is facing a $97 billion pension shortfall, and

lawmakers have been unable to reach a deal to solve the problem. Monday’s trips followed Quinn’s visit to Galesburg in western Illinois last week for President Barack Obama’s economic address at Knox College. The grants Quinn announced Monday are part of $90 million set aside this year in the Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program that renovates and expands campus facilities for private and public colleges. Quinn also later announced an additional $3.1 million in construction grants for Augustana College, Knox and Montmouth Colleges during a visit to Augustana’s Rock Island campus.

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Smart Motion shows off egg-stacking machine By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Lifting and stacking eggs wasn’t what Scott Gilmore originally thought his robotics company would excel at. The CEO of Smart Motion Robotics Inc. said the company got into the egg processing business by accident but now have more than 150 robotic machines gently and efficiently organizing hundreds of pounds of eggs in the United States and South America. “A large part of our market is eggs,” Gilmore said. “It’s an industry where chickens lay eggs seven days a week and someone has to gather them and pack them.” On Thursday at the Sycamore company’s headquarters, they demonstrated their latest robotic creation, the SmartStacker. The large, yellow robotic arm is connected to a conveyor system that allows it to lift and palletize seven products at once. Gilmore said no other machine system has ever been able to palletize more than four and this machine

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A robotic palletizer simulates stacking cartons of eggs after collecting them from a conveyor belt during an open house Thursday at Smart Motion Robotics Inc. in Sycamore. takes up less space and costs less than any other system. “You can take a system that used to cost a million dollars and took up about 2,500 square feet to do seven products … and do that in 1,000 square feet with less than half a

million dollars,” Gilmore said. Because eggs are heavy and delicate, human workers can break them and create spoilage if they try to stack them by hand over a long period of time. With the SmartStacker, 90 percent of spoilage that

happens with stacking eggs is eliminated, Gilmore said. At the demonstration Thursday, the SmartStacker picked up four boxes weighing 25 pounds each and stacked them on a pallet after they were sorted by the seven-lane conveyor system. The stainless steel conveyor system was manufactured by DDS Conveyor Inc., based in Las Vegas. The bar code on each box is scanned before heading into the conveyor system. Gilmore said palletizing has been identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as one of the most strenuous forms of labor performed in a modern factory because it involves heavy lifting and turning. “By palletizing automatically, you eliminate all that labor,” he said. But that doesn’t necessarily mean jobs are eliminated. Douglas Jones, president of Smart Motion Robotics Inc., said a common misconception about robotics is that they eliminate jobs. Instead, robotics create more jobs by driving down the costs of production, he said. “What you do is make the com-

pany more profitable,” Jones said. “They expand and they hire more workers.” The SmartStacker is operated by touch screen and can be operated by workers without college degrees, Gilmore said. The system also is safe for workers, as anyone who gets near it will pass through a beam of light that automatically shuts it down. The company has already sold four of the Smart Stacker systems and the system demonstrated Thursday was scheduled to be shipped to Pearl Valley Eggs in Pearl City. More than 30 people at Smart Motion Robotics Inc. were involved with the creation of the Smart Stacker, among other machinery the company produces, Gilmore said. Many of them are engineering interns from Northern Illinois University and the prospect of working with them was one of the reasons why the company moved their location from Gilberts to Sycamore. “These kids that we get out of NIU for interns are slobbering to work here because they love robots,” Gilmore said.

Genoa Area Chamber has some things to ‘quack’ about Welcome to the new home of The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce. On May 15, we opened the doors of our new location at 111 N. Sycamore St. in downtown Genoa. We are very excited to be a larger part of the community and have a place for our members, visitors and residents to stop by and learn more about local and area member businesses. It also makes a great place to meet and network. Stop in to say hello and get to know your local chamber of commerce today. The Genoa Chamber recently published a new Genoa Area Street Guide Map. This map will provide an easy-

CHAMBER VIEW Kristie Mulso to-read street guide to the community. Whether you’re new to the area, visiting for the day, love garage sales or parks and recreation, this is a must-have guide to help find your way around our quaint little town. Stop by and pick up a map soon. Get Ready! Set! Quack! with the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce. Join us Sept. 7 for the 10th annual Great Genoa Duck Race & Family Fun Event to be held

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carroll Memorial Park in Genoa. Launch time is 1:30 p.m. Thanks to Jamie Ullmark of American Family Insurance and Carolyn Tobinson of Tobinson’s Ace Hardware for their support each and every year promoting our duck event by purchasing and passing out hundreds of little ducks during the Genoa Days Parade to all our fans. About 1,850 little plastic ducks are available for adoption this year, but the actual number of ducks waddling in will depend on ticket sales. Purchase your tickets now. Cost is two for $5, 12 for $25,

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• Kristie Mulso is executive director of the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Both GOP and Democrats have party problems Since November’s election there has been a lot of punditry about the fissures and schisms in the Republican Party. The divisions are real, and some of the commentary has been revealing. There has been less of a look at fissures and schisms in the Democratic Party. They’re real, as well. Most House Democrats voted against the Obama administration on NSA surveillance last week. This shouldn’t be surprising. America’s two political parties need to get 50 percent of the votes, or nearly that, to win elections. That’s difficult in a diverse country with significant cultural and economic differences. The Democratic Party has managed to do that in two consecutive presidential elections, for the first time in three-quarters of a century. But holding that majority together has been harder. But Democrats have failed to win majorities in the House of Representatives in the past two congressional elections, and in eight of 10 elections over the past two decades. In the years of the Obama presidency, the president and congressional Democratic leaders have made a series of choices on legislation and policy that have alienated some of the party’s major constituencies. The first was to vastly expand the size and scope of government by passing the $787 billion stimulus package in February 2009 and passing Obamacare in March 2010. That choice was not inevitable. Democrats didn’t take a similar course during most of the Clinton presidency. But Democrats in 2009 had a large House majority and a determined and effective leader in Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And in the Senate they had a supermajority of 60 votes during critical months in 2009 and 2010. That was the result of some lucky (or

VIEWS Michael Barone unlucky) political accidents – the prosecution by the Bush administration Justice Department of Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, a prosecution overturned after Stevens was defeated by 1 percentage point by Democrat Mark Begich; the party switch of Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter; the superior lawyering that gave Democrat Al Franken a victory in a very close contest in Minnesota. Oscar Wilde said that he could resist everything but temptation. Democratic leaders could not resist the temptation provided by that 60-vote supermajority. Even after Scott Brown’s special election victory in Massachusetts deprived them of the 60th vote, Pelosi squeezed out just enough votes to push Obamacare through. Some of those votes came from Blue Dog Democrats elected from relatively conservative districts. Without such moderates, Democrats would not have maintained their majorities in the House during most of the years from 1958 to 1994. The unpopularity of the stimulus package and Obamacare resulted in the defeat or retirement of most of the Blue Dogs. Their numbers fell from 54 in 2009 to 26 after 2010 to only 14 in 2012. A historic Democratic constituency largely disappeared, and so did Democrats’ majority in the House. Democratic numbers were further reduced by Pelosi’s decision to pass cap-andtrade environmental legislation in June 2009. That decision favored the Democrats’ urban green constituency over its historic constituencies in coal and oil country. It was particularly surprising, since cap-

and-trade’s prospects in the Senate were never good. So coal and oil country Democrats were sacrificed for nothing. West Virginia, once safely Democratic, voted 62 percent for the not-culturally-Appalachian Mitt Romney. This year Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid made a similar choice when he threatened to eliminate the requirement of 60 votes to overcome a filibuster unless Republicans agreed to allow confirmation of members of the National Labor Relations Board. This favored the party’s labor union constituency, which feared the Supreme Court would affirm an appeals court decision declaring Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB invalid. The unions want favorable NLRB rulings over the next three years. Reid acted at their behest even though there’s a good chance Republicans will regain a Senate majority in 2014, in which case changing the filibuster rule would hurt Democrats. But he wasn’t willing to change the filibuster rule on judgeship nominations – something the party’s feminist constituency would love. Reid favored the unions and shoved the feminists under the bus. Campaigning is about assembling majority coalitions. But to govern, as John Kennedy said, is to choose. In particular, governing requires choosing to favor one constituency over another. That can result in the disassembling of a majority coalition. Democrats aren’t necessarily doomed in 2014 or 2016. But they are weaker because of the choices their leaders have made.

• Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Fox News Channel contributor.


The director of national intelligence announced July 19 that a court had renewed one of the government’s most controversial surveillance programs – the collection of a vast database of so-called metadata from Americans’ phone calls. The phone metadata effort does not appear to be an obviously unconstitutional abuse of civil liberties. Yet at least two things should bother Americans about it. First is that the government is gathering so much phone call information to track what should be a relatively small number of targets. Collecting and keeping the country’s phone records results in a very powerful surveillance tool that, if abused, could give government agents insight into how all sorts of Americans are conducting their lives. The government argues that it is very careful; it consults with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and meets strict standards, only looking at the information when investigators have reasonable, documentable suspicion to believe they are on to a terrorist group. But it is often up to the National Security Agency to apply those standards to itself, with outside review coming after the agency has accessed the metadata. Second, and related, are the justifications for amassing all of that information. Section 215 of the Patriot Act allows the government to obtain records, such as phone metadata, as long as they are relevant to a terrorism investigation. Government lawyers argue that detecting patterns of communications – those whom suspects call and even associates of those associates – has yielded information that has contributed to foiling potential terror plots. In order to produce those benefits, they say, they must have, somewhere, the whole universe of this sort of metadata, which communications firms don’t keep themselves. By that logic, nearly every record anywhere could be considered relevant. Other huge collections of surveillance metadata – though not of communications content, which is governed by different standards – could exist. If misused, they would also pose a threat to Americans’ privacy. The House last week considered an amendment to a defense funding bill that would scale back the NSA’s wholesale gathering of phone or other metadata. The amendment didn’t pass and rightly so: Tacking it onto an appropriations bill is hardly the way to hash out complex national security policy. That is not the end of the debate. Earlier this month, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., told intelligence officials that Congress might not renew the Patriot Act’s Section 215, unless they change their collection procedures. The focus of any politically realistic reform should be on ensuring that government agents use only bits of metadata when they must. One idea is for Congress to require communications companies to store their records separately and force investigators to approach those firms to gain access. If lawmakers did that, they would also have to require companies to develop fast ways of transferring information to the government, and they must satisfy themselves that those companies can keep users’ stored metadata secure. Another approach is to make sure the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is tightly involved in the metadata program. If NSA agents already must articulate good reasons to examine a particular phone number, bringing them to a judge for approval hardly seems outrageous. From there, the court must carefully monitor the NSA’s success at minimizing Americans’ exposure. – Washington Post

What’s really behind the ‘middle-class revolt’ By RUCHIR SHARMA Still-smoldering protests from Egypt to Brazil have set off a race among scholars and journalists to identify the roots of this summer of discontent in the emerging world. Each major theory starts at the bottom, with the protesters on the street, and notes a common thread: young, Twitter-savvy members of a rising middle class. In this telling, the protests represent the perils of success, as growing wealth creates a class of people who have the time and financial wherewithal to demand from their leaders even more prosperity, and political freedom as well. This is a plausible story, often well told. Yet it is a bit too familiar to be fully persuasive. The middle class has indeed been at the vanguard of protests since the French Revolution. It has played an important role in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt since May and in earlier outbreaks of unrest in a half-dozen other emerging countries since 2011. But bourgeois rage can only explain so much. The middle class has been rising for many decades; in the past 10 years, rapid economic growth has spread with rare uniformity across most nations in the emerging world. So why are protests erupting now, and in only a scattered selection of emerging countries? The middle class was not rising particularly fast in the countries recently hit by protests. According to data from the Brookings Institution, in 20 of the largest emerging nations, the middle class has grown

over the past 15 years by an average of 18 percentage points to comprise a bit more than half the population. Brookings defines “middle class” individuals as those who can spend $10 to $100 a day, which should capture all the people who are newly ready to mobilize in protest. However, since 2010, protests have broken out in countries where the Brookings data identify the middle class as growing most rapidly, such as Russia, and least rapidly, such as India. The biggest protests have struck in countries where growth of the middle class is near the average: Egypt (14 percent), Brazil (19 percent), Turkey (22 percent). There is also no clear link between the protests and dashed middle-class fortunes. Since 2008, the average growth rate in emerging nations has slowed to 4 percent from 8 percent, so virtually every new middle class has cause for disappointment. Some protest-stricken nations have seen particularly severe slowdowns, including Brazil recently and Russia before it. But others were growing faster than their emerging-world peers, including Turkey and even Egypt before the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. So why are these nations among the cauldrons of middle-class rage? Maybe the place to start searching for a common thread is not in the streets but in the halls of power. Among the 20 largest emerging nations, the ruling party has now been in power for slightly more than eight years on average, or roughly double the average 10 years ago. Of the nine countries where the ruling party has held office for

longer than eight years, there have been significant protests targeting the national leadership in at least six: Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, South Africa and India. Of the 11 countries in which the ruling party has been in office for fewer than eight years, there have been major protests in only one: Egypt. And in Egypt, liberals protested against the Muslim Brotherhood for bringing back the economic stagnation and political autocracy of the previous leadership – in essence, a revolt against the character of the old dictatorship. Now, with Islamists challenging the military “coup,” the middle class feels caught in the same conflict that has long haunted Egypt. These are revolts against the ancient regimes, revealing the peril of staying in power too long, a familiar risk since the days of Louis XVI. Often, even successful leaders have gotten complacent or overconfident, failing to enact reforms fast enough to sustain a balance of growth across different regions and classes. Eventually, enough people get fed up with the old regime that the population turns on even the giants of postwar economic development, such as Suharto in Indonesia or Mahathir Mohamed in Malaysia. In the end, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, every hero becomes a bore.

• Ruchir Sharma, the author of “Breakout Nations,” is head of emerging markets and global macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

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President’s economic speech bores Republicans The Fiscal Times called President Barack Obama’s speech on the economy “a yawner.” U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, declared the president’s words delivered Wednesday at Galesburg’s Knox College “a revamp of a revamp” of old ideas. House Speaker John Boehner referred to calls for income equity and saving the middle class as “an Easter egg with no candy inside.” Sad to say, there is an iota of truth in the cowpies conservatives flung at the president, but also a truth they share responsibility for creating. Obama has been conservatives’ handy dart board to the exclusion of accomplishing anything for the middle class or the poor: Think cutting foods stamps to 50 million underemployed, underpaid people in a recession that refuses to end. Five years is a long time to hold a presidential grudge, especially since Obama has 3½ years left to serve. But congressional Republicans have mastered the art of demeaning Democrats, the president and holding progressive ideas hostage. They believe time is on their side to regain unchecked power. Meanwhile, Americans continue the struggle to survive an unfriendly economy. So the president justly addressed that grim situation, enabled in part by a GOP-controlled House that refuses to compromise. In addition, Republicans again are threatening to shut down the government when the president asks them to increase the debt limit. In the president’s defense, Wednesday’s speech purposely lacked specifics as to what Congress can do to get the economy rolling. He promised specific ideas will follow. He needs to hurry. – The Hawk Eye (Iowa)

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A weak area of low pressure will move to our south today. There will be enough moisture for a couple of showers and thunderstorms, but nothing major is in the forecast in terms of severe weather and heavy rain. A cold front will move through late Wednesday with a few showers and thunderstorms. Cooler and drier weather will return for Thursday with more rain chances Friday.








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Baxter settling in at camp Former Huskie trying to catch on behind a pair of veteran LBs

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White Sox trade Crain to Tampa Bay BOSTON – The Tampa Bay Rays acquired injured reliever Jesse Crain from the White Sox on Monday in an attempt to bolster their bullpen for the stretch run in the tough AL East. The Sox will receive players to be named or cash for Crain, a 32-year-old right-hander who is 2-3 with a 1.15 ERA in 38 appearances. He was placed on the disabled list July 3 with a right shoulder strain. “Jesse has been one of the top relievers in the American League, not only this season but also throughout his entire tenure with the White Sox,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “We cannot say enough about what Jesse has meant to our bullpen, and the positive impact he’s had on our young relievers. We certainly think he has the ability to influence this year’s pennant race very positively for the Rays.” The deal was announced before the Rays faced the division-leading Red Sox in Boston on Monday night. Tampa Bay began the day just one-half game behind Boston in the AL East. Crain was expected to fly straight to Tampa Bay, where the Rays open a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight. Hahn said Crain’s injury affected the market for him. The team considered waiting until he is healthy, which could be in a few weeks, and trying to get him through waivers. “The very, very high likelihood would be that he would be claimed off waivers,” Hahn said. “So that obviously was not a very appealing alternative when compared with negotiating a deal now prior to the deadline, even with the complexities involved in trying to figure out what’s fair compensation for a guy currently on the DL. If he had been healthy for the month of July and healthy right now, it probably would have been a very different dynamic.” – Wire report

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By DALE GRDNIC LATROBE, Pa. – While growing up in Buffalo Grove, Alan Baxter became all too familiar with the Bears’ great defensive units known as the Monsters of the Midway. However, when the Pittsburgh Steelers showed an interest in the former Northern Illinois defensive end before the 2013 NFL Draft and eventually signed him as an undrafted free agent April 27, Baxter’s thoughts quickly changed to the Steel Curtain and Hall of Fame linebackers such as Jack Lambert and Jack Ham. “The Steelers have been known for having the best defense in the country all the time and great linebackers, so I definitely wanted to be part of that,’’ Baxter said. “I thought it was amazing when they contacted me. “So, of course, I was happy to sign with them and learn from the best coaches and best players on defense. I think this is a great place for me. (But) I’m just taking it one day at a time and working hard and showing them what I can do. And, hopefully, I’ll be able to make some plays.’’ Since joining the Steelers, the nearly 6-foot, 240-pound Baxter has completed a rookie camp, several weeks of organized team activities and a minicamp. After a six-week break, the Steelers and Baxter are at training camp at Saint Vincent College, about 45 miles from Pittsburgh. “Things are going real good for me so far,’’ Baxter said. “I’m settled in, and I’m really enjoying the life out here. It’s a beautiful area and a beautiful campus. I guess you could say that I’m getting accustomed Scott Walstrom – NIU Media Services to it. It’s a little bit different, Former Northern Illinois defensive end Alan Baxter signed as a undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh sure, but it’s still about playSteelers on April 27 and is at the team’s training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. The Buffalo ing football. Grove navtive primarily has been working at outside linebacker. LaMarr Woodley is the veteran starter “And that’s the same no there and third-year pro Chris Carter is the top backup, so Baxter has some work to do to move up the matter where you are. I feel depth chart. like we picked up right where

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to we left off in OTAs, and we’ve accomplished a lot so far. The biggest thing I have to do is to keep working hard and try to get better every day. It’s a slow process, but I’m getting there.’’ Baxter primarily has been working at outside linebacker where he can utilize his speed and athleticism. LaMarr Woodley is the veteran starter there, and third-year pro Chris Carter is the top backup. So, Baxter has some work to do to move up the depth chart. “All our guys know they’re just a play or two away from getting into a game, and they have to be ready,’’ Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler said. “But Alan’s a smart kid, and he’s been working hard. He obviously has some things to learn, but he’s made a few plays so far.’’ During one practice drill, second-round pick Le’Veon Bell slipped out of the backfield and caught a pass in the flat. Before Bell could head upfield, Baxter closed in to make the play. The practice session wasn’t live (no hitting), so Baxter needs to do the same thing when the hitting picks up later in camp and in the preseason games. Then, that same play would really stand out. “I’ve learned so much from coach Butler in a short period of time,’’ Baxter said. “I’ve already learned a ton, so I’m excited to keep working with him. I don’t believe you should get too far ahead of yourself in this league, because you need to learn something every day and show improvement every day.’’


Hits are really coming now What do early injuries mean? Injuries are a fact of life in the NFL and have ruined more than a few promising seasons, careers and teams. Players do all they can these days to avoid them, working out yearround, including in team-sponsored offseason programs specially designed to promote strength and power, and limit injuries. Still, they come. The injury bug arrived in Bourbonnais with the opening whistle of the Bears’ fourth day of practice and second day in pads. The season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon suffered by Turk McBride could reverberate throughout the Bears’ depth chart. We are told the calf strain suffered by left tackle Jermon Bushrod is minor, that he will be day-to-day. Even if the early diagnosis is correct, though, should Bushrod miss more than a few practices it could send shockwaves up and


down an offensive line that we continue to hear is “a work in progress.” Let’s look at the big picture on the defensive line, first. As bad as I feel for McBride, he was not a lock to make this football team. The seven-year veteran is a career journeyman and the Bears are his fourth NFL team, but both defensive AP photo coordinator Mel Tucker and Bears offense tackle Jermon Bushrod arrives for training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais. Bushrod coach Marc Trestman like strained a calf during practice, which the Bears characterized as minor. what they had seen so far. Trestman said of the injury: “We’re real sad for Turk. He’s worked as hard or harder than anyone here this offseason and we’re really BOURBONNAIS – Henry he will wake up soon enough. BEARS INSIDER And he will be hungry again. disappointed.” Melton was in a lousy mood The problem the injury after practice Monday. It’s merely a question of Tom creates on the depth chart is For that matter, the Bears’ where he will go for his next Musick that the Bears’ brass hoped fifth-year defensive lineman meal. McBride would claim the was in a lousy mood during Before filling his belly at fourth defensive end spot and he nibbled on the right calf of practice, too. You probably Bears camp, The Bug feasted prized left tackle Jermon Bush- at sites across the lower 48. would feel the same way if See ARKUSH, page B2 rod. For the main course, he you watched one of your He bit Jeremy Maclin’s ACL. opened wide and took a menac- He chewed on Percy Harvin’s favorite co-workers go down ing bite out veteran defensive because of an injury. labrum. He devoured Dennis lineman Turk McBride. “I was pretty much Pitta’s hip, leaving the Baltiis online Achilles’ tendon: Ruptured. more Ravens tight end out for thinking about it the whole McBride’s season: Finished. practice,” Melton said. the season. Check it out, bookmark it and make it your homepage for Bears coverage Mmmm, says The Bug. After touring various NFL Somehow, the Bears mangoing forward. Shaw Media’s Bears coverage has reached a new level and Burrrp, goes The Bug. training camps, The Injury aged to lay low while other we hope you enjoy it. We’ll be on top of every minute of training camp and Zzzzz, snores The Bug. Bug paid a visit to practice teams dealt with big injuries. the upcoming season on your new 24/7 home for Bears football, led by If we have learned anyfield No. 3 at Olivet Nazarene See MUSICK, page B2 one of the most trusted names in both Bears and pro football coverage. University. For an appetizer, thing about The Bug, it’s that

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8SPORTS SHORTS Two Florida receivers commit to NIU on Sunday

Daily Chronicle / SPORTS MLB DeKalb swim co-op’s Hein receives All-American certificate AMERICAN LEAGUE

The recruits continue to roll in for Northern Illinois, which added two more verbal committments Sunday night. David Senior, a receiver out of Boyd Anderson in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Christan Blake, a receiver from Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., both announced their committments on Twitter. Senior tweeted, “I just committed to NIU!!!!!” Sunday night while Blake tweeted, “I committed to NIU!” shortly before. According to, Senior also held an offer from Indiana. Blake held notable offers from Missouri, Syracuse and Toledo.

DeKalb J-Barbs hosting summer volleyball camps The DeKalb J-Barbs volleyball staff will hold summer camps for players in third through eighth grades in August. The camps will review passing, serving, hitting and blocking techniques while working on game situations and team play concepts. The camp will be Aug. 12 through 16 at Huntley Middle School. The camp for athletes in third, fourth and fifth grade will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and the camp for athletes in sixth, seventh and eighth grades will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for each camper in grades 3 through 5 is $50, and the cost for each camper in grades 6 through 8 is $60. Scholarships are available and all campers will receive a T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Solano at 815-757-0063 or coach Quade at 815-758-1843.

Body former Cubs pitcher recovered from Ariz. lake PHOENIX – Authorities have recovered the body of former major league pitcher Frank Castillo after he apparently drowned at a lake northeast of Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff’s officials said divers pulled the 44-year-old’s body out of Bartlett Lake on Monday afternoon. Family members and friends said Castillo wasn’t a good swimmer, but he jumped off a pontoon boat Sunday afternoon for a swim and didn’t resurface. Castillo had an 82-104 record in 13 major league seasons. He pitched for the Cubs, Colorado, Detroit, Toronto, Boston and Florida from 1991 to 2005 before retiring and lived in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.

White Sox’s Peavy bracing for possible trade CLEVELAND– Jake Peavy is prepared to make his next start – for the White Sox or anyone else. The coveted right-hander could be traded before Wednesday’s deadline, and said he’s eager for the next few days to pass as quickly as possible. “I’ll be happy when Wednesday is here and there’s no more speculation,” Peavy said before the Sox opened a four-game series at Cleveland on Monday. Peavy is slated to start today.

Witness: Paterno said PSU erred on Sandusky HARRISBURG, Pa. – Longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno said that the university mishandled its response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a former assistant coach testified Monday during a hearing for three top school officials accused of a cover-up. Star witness Mike McQueary appeared in a courtroom for the third time since Sandusky’s November 2011 arrest and told the court that top school officials knew that he had seen Sandusky molesting a boy in a locker room shower. But the former Penn State assistant coach and quarterback also delivered some unexpected testimony: that the late Hall of Fame coach had told him over the years that “Old Main screwed up” – referring to university administrators – in how it responded to McQueary’s allegation against Sandusky. – From staff, wire reports

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Daniel Hein, a sophomore at Sycamore High School, recently received his certificate for being named a high school All-American after swimming the 100-yard butterfly in 49.7 seconds in February. Hein, who competes as part of the DeKalb co-op swim team, is the seventh Sycamore athlete and 16th DeKalb athlete to ever be named a high school All-American. “To achieve the honor of All-American status throughout one’s high school career is remarkable, but to hit that mark as a freshman, to become part of an elite group at such a young age is truly incredible,” DeKalb co-op coach Leah Eames said. “Daniel’s work ethic is extraordinary.” Hein was named the 2013 Daily Chronicle Boys Swimmer of the Year for his achievements. DeKalb’s Alyssa Lopez was previously the area’s most recent All-American, achieving the honor in gymnastics in 2012. Brad Horton, who was named an All-American in soccer in 2008, was the most recent Sycamore athlete to be receive the honor.

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Monday’s Games Cleveland 3, White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1 Texas 4, L.A. Angels 3 Toronto at Oakland (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Peavy 8-4) at Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4), 6:05 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 6-9) at Baltimore (W.Chen 5-3), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 5-8) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 8-7), 6:08 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 3-7) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 5-11), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 9-9) at Boston (Workman 0-1), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 11-6) at Texas (D.Holland 8-6), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 6-6) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 6-7) at Oakland (Straily 6-4), 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-3), 9:10 p.m.



Injuries overshadow ‘D’ By KEVIN FISHBAIN BOURBONNAIS — All the attention on the injuries Monday took away from another stellar defensive performance at Bears training camp. The offense took the early edge in a two-minute drill, but then the defense, especially the secondary, showed off its propensity for getting after the football. The defensive backs scored several pass breakups throughout practice, led by Charles Tillman. Tillman forced three incomplete passes by getting his hands on the ball. The aggressive cornerback put on a clinic getting into the passing lane. “[Tillman]’s a very skilled athlete, he’s very competitive, he’s super smart, he really knows what he’s doing out there,” defensive coordinator Mel Tucker said. “He’s very, very consistent. What you see is what you get.” Tillman’s ball skills rubbed off on his teammates. Quarterback Jay Cutler heaved a pass down the sideline for wide-open receiever Earl Bennett before safety Chris Conte

came diving in to break it up. A couple of plays later, safety Major Wright dove to knock down a pass intended for tight end Martellus Bennett. Defensive back Zack Bowman and Isaiah Frey also had passes defensed. Even in the run game, the DBs got to the ball, with Kelvin Hayden getting a big roar from the crowd when he ripped the ball away from running back Matt Forte. “The guys feed on takeaways,” Tucker said. Hot Start: Cutler’s first pass of the three opening practices have gone like this: Interception, interception, incomplete pass. On Monday, he opened with a screen pass to Forte for big yards. On the next play, Cutler found receiver Joe Anderson, who made a touchdown grab in between cornerback Tim Jennings and Wright. “As far as the practice went today, the offense really jumpstarted. We had a competitive two-minute period to start it. We had two explosive plays and scored on the second play,” coach Marc Trestman said. Dump offs in style: We know the running backs figure to be big parts of the passing game,

which should play right in to Forte’s skill set. On Monday, several offensive plays resulted in swing passes to a running back. Whether it was a checkdown or by design, the quarterbacks are using that outlet to gain yards. New role: Things have changed for Devin Hester, who no longer is working with the offense and putting his sole focus into returning. While the team did drills on the main field, he could be seen catching “kicks” from a JUGS machine. Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis said Hester is taking the new role in stride. “His attitude has been great,” he said. “He’s been great from the start. We talked early on. Again, it’s only three or four days of camp. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but (I) really like where his mental point is at.” Hester also has worked at times with the unit blocking kicks, coming in off the edge. DeCamillis was asked about that new wrinkle. “Yeah, we like a lot of things he can do with speed, but we’ll just have to wait and see how that works out.”

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When the New York Giants won the Super Bowl two years ago, they credited a great deal of their success to their NASCAR package of three, four or even five defensive ends on the field at one time. If you’ve been watching closely in Bourbonnais, Julius Peppers you’ve seen that in almost every nickel or obvious pass-defense scheme, the Bears have Julius Peppers, Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin on the field with Henry Melton. Wootton is lining

up at right defensive tackle to cial teams has him in a commandmake sure the Bears have their ing position to win a roster spot. four best pass rushers in the game, I’ve said it before and been regardless of position. burned every time. but, still, we appear to be seeing a maturing and It’s awfully early to start more focused Jay Cutler. Let’s see if deciding position battles, but this time it proves to be the real deal. I’m hard-pressed to see how Joe Anderson isn’t the fourth best • Hub Arkush, harkush@shawreceiver on the team. The fact that Anderson is also very good on spe-



Bushrod injury could set O-line back • ARKUSH Continued from page B1 that Sedrick Ellis would claim the third or fourth defensive tackle spot. That would have garnered each at least a little playing time, and also made each the next man up in the event of an injury to a starter. With the unexpected retirement of Ellis on the first day of camp and the loss of McBride, the Bears now are dangerously thin at both spots. There are two issues with the Bushrod injury. The first is that calf muscles are extremely finicky and slow to heal. Even a lesser tweak can stretch into a week or two if you’re not careful. Perhaps more importantly, it actually was Bushrod who just told me Saturday: “When you put in a complex

offense like we have, it’s going to take time. It’ll be at least the last preseason game before we’re ready.” The lesser of two concerns here is that Bushrod has to be the leader and best player on that line and there is no unit on a football team that requires more cohesiveness, timing and communication than the offensive line. Bushrod himself will be fine if he’s back soon, but just three, four or more missed days of practice could push the arrival of the group as ready for primetime back into the early part of the regular season or later. The scarier proposition is that this becomes one of those calf injuries that stretches into a couple weeks or more. I’m fine with Jonathan Scott filing in at Bushrod’s spot, but that leaves no competition at right tackle for J’Marcus Webb, whose early

reviews at camp have been shaky at best. Should Bushrod’s return be delayed, the Bears then have to strongly consider moving either Eben Britton, James Brown or Kyle Long back to tackle both to hedge their bet on Webb and create a little depth. Every second of distraction with this group hurts. There are six players on this team the Bears absolutely can not afford to have miss significant time if they’re going to be a contender. Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman are the first five. Other than Cutler, Bushrod is more important than any of them right now.

• Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and Write to him at

The Bug will show up • MUSICK Continued from page B1 When camp opened last week at ONU, the storylines were fresh, the temperature was perfect and the team was healthy. We all knew that wouldn’t last forever. Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker knew as well as anyone. Tucker is in his 16th season of coaching. He played football, too, as a defensive back at Wisconsin. I asked Tucker whether he ever had a season without The Injury Bug playing a role. In a word: No. “It’s always something,” Tucker said. “They say football is the great game of life. “It’s like our everyday lives. There’s always something. Adversity. Overcoming adversity. Things like that. That’s what makes it such a great game. “But injuries are a part of the game.” Melton and his teammates know this, of course, but that doesn’t make it any easier when a colleague steps awkwardly, winces and crumbles to the turf. You can eat all of the vegetables in the world, you can run all of the trails in the world, you can lift all of the weights in the world, but nothing can eliminate the risk of injury. Throughout the offseason and the start of training camp, the Bears had been lucky. But injuries are inevitable. They’re as much a part of football as tight spirals and crunching hits and booming punts and screaming fans. “Something’s going to happen,” Melton said. “That’s just how the game is. “It’s physical. It’s a grind. And sometimes your body just can’t take it.” On Monday, McBride’s body couldn’t take it. He arrived to the field ready to work. He was carted off of the field unable to walk. “We said a prayer for him after it happened,” Melton said. “And then you’ve got to look to the next guy to step up.” Somewhere, The Bug is licking his lips.

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

Camp schedule DATE Today Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Aug. 6 Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 10 Aug. 11 Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug. 14

Practice time No practice 9-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m. 6:45-8:45 p.m. (at Soldier Field) no practice 3:15-5 p.m. 9-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m. no practice at Carolina no practice 3:15-5 p.m. 9-11:30 a.m. 9-11:30 a.m. Break camp

Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 62 41 .602 Pittsburgh 62 42 .596 Cincinnati 59 47 .557 Cubs 48 56 .462 Milwaukee 44 61 .419 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 61 45 .575 Washington 52 54 .491 Philadelphia 49 56 .467 New York 47 56 .456 Miami 40 64 .385 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 56 48 .538 Arizona 54 51 .514 Colorado 51 56 .477 San Diego 48 58 .453 San Francisco 46 58 .442

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Monday’s Results Milwaukee 5, Cubs 0 Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 9, Colorado 8 (10 inn.) N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 5 Cincinnati at San Diego (n) Today’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-9) at Cubs (Villanueva 2-7), 1:20 p.m., 1st game Milwaukee (Undecided) at Cubs (Arrieta 0-0), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game St. Louis (Lyons 2-3) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-7), 3:05 p.m., 1st game San Francisco (Zito 4-7) at Philadelphia (Lannan 2-4), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 5-8) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 8-7), 6:08 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 3-7) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 5-11), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 6-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood 0-2), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 12-5) at Pittsburgh (Undecided), 6:35 p.m., 2nd game Cincinnati (Latos 10-3) at San Diego (Volquez 8-8), 9:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-3), 9:10 p.m.

AP source: MLB might suspend A-Rod under labor deal NEW YORK – Major League Baseball might try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned. Rodriguez never has been disciplined for a drug offense, and a first offender under baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement is entitled to an automatic stay if the players’ association files a grievance – meaning the penalty is put on hold until after an arbitrator rules. While use of banned performance-enhancing substances falls under the drug agreement, MLB may argue other alleged violations are punishable under the labor contract, a person familiar with management’s deliberations told the AP, speaking on the condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. – Wire report

NFL PRESEASON Sunday’s Game Miami vs. Dallas at Canton, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Denver at San Francisco, 8 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Bears at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Arizona at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Dallas at Oakland, 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Buffalo at Indianapolis, 12:30 p.m.


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Brewers score 5 in the 9th The ASSOCIATED PRESS


CHICAGO – Carlos Gomez broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning with an RBI single and Jeff Bianchi added a two-run double to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cubs, 5-0, on Monday night. The Brewers, sitting in last place in the NL Central, won for the third time in eight games and ended the Cubs’ winning streak at three games. Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory. Cubs reliever Pedro Strop (1-1) gave up the single to Gomez on a 0-2 pitch and Jean Segura easily scored from second to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. With one out and the

vs. Milwaukee, 1:20 and 7:05 p.m. today, CSN, AM-720 bases loaded, Bianchi gave the Brewers insurance with a double to right to score two more runs and Rickie Weeks also added a two-run double as Milwaukee batted around in the ninth. On a cool July night, the Cubs opened an eight-game homestand with a little different look. Left fielder Alfonso Soriano and pitcher Matt Garza were both traded while the Cubs were on a 10-game road trip as team president Theo Epstein continues the rebuilding process.


Giambi’s pinch-hit homer sinks Sox By TOM WITHERS


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Cory McKay, a 22-year-old St. Charles East graduate, is showing well in his first year driving Late Models at Sycamore Speedway. McKay broke in as a Spectators driver for a few seasons and raced alongside St. Charles’ Tim Ludke, who leads the Late Model standings.


McKay makes hay in his Caprice St. Charles man highly respected by competitors By KEVIN DRULEY

The Associated Press CLEVELAND – Jason Giambi still had the chills long after he shook Progressive Field. Giambi hit a pinch-hit home run leading off the ninth inning, a towering shot over the center-field wall that sent the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight win, 3-2 over the White Sox on Monday night. Batting for Mark Reynolds, Giambi belted a 1-1 pitch from Ramon Troncoso (1-3) into the bushes beyond the fence. It was the 436th career homer and ninth career walk-off shot for the popular

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42-year-old slugger, who had a bucket of ice water dumped over his head by teammates. “I might catch pneumonia,” he joked. “I’m a little old to be dunked with water. I love it. I’ve been preaching all year one guy is not more important than another and it’s going to take all 25 of us, even more than that, to win ballgames and we’ve done it all year. It’s just exciting to be a part of it.” Sycamore Speedway doubles as The Land of Chevrolets when it comes to Late Models racing. Monte Carlos and Camaros typically rule pit row, with Caprices and Novas vying for the checkered flag each week in greater obscurity. The car Cory McKay is captaining during his first season in the circuit turns heads for falling in the latter category. That the 22-year-old from St. Charles still gets the most from his 1977 Caprice means he could be starting a new trend.

“When we were building it, people told us to get a Monte Carlo, that the Caprices just don’t keep up,” McKay said. “It’s working pretty well for us so far. We still don’t have that first win yet, but I think we’re getting there.” McKay vaulted into sixth place in the Late Models points standings behind one runner-up feature finish and a pair of fourth-place races this month. He enters Saturday’s full show at the speedway 40 points behind leader Tim Ludke of St. Charles. While that’s not an ideal gap, or even the loftiest spot for a series rookie – Marengo’s D.J. Markham sits five points behind Ludke – McKay doesn’t complain. The speedway’s Spectator points champion in 2012 feels confident about his transition into Late Models, which he envisioned

from the time he watched his father, John, compete at the track. “It was always a plan. I always wanted to do more with racing,” McKay said. “Once we saw that we were capable of doing something, we got a car that we could build up for it, we went out there and are doing the best we can.” McKay need look no further than his friend and fellow St. Charles East graduate, Ludke, for precedent for a breakthrough. After shining in Spectators – including as one of the “Six Pack Crew” with Corey Marshall and an emerging McKay a few years ago – Ludke overcame a late May wreck to finish third in his Late Models debut in 2011. He won the points title last season and, still just 25, anticipates big things for Late Models with McKay in the picture, Caprice and all.

“Great driver, man. He’s really impressed me. Everybody out there, he’s got their respect,” Ludke said. “Of course he races hard, but he runs clean, too. It’s great how these newer guys are doing and running as well as they are. It means there’s a bright future for this class.” That’s always what McKay has wanted to hear as part of a family that’s seen its share of racing in the speedway’s 50 seasons. McKay’s grandmother used to take his father and his siblings to the track. An older brother is bracing to get his career rolling, too. “We try to run as clean as we can, make as many friends as we can. I’ve always prided myself on that,” McKay said. “I think it helps me and the track, and if everyone likes me, they’ll give me a little more space, you know.”

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Boring Brickyard at its worst SPRINT CUP SERIES 400 Race time: Noon Sunday Site: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa TV: ESPN

Drivers find passing tough in Indianapolis By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Pocono Mountains 125 Race time: noon Saturday Site: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. TV: SPEED

Upcoming Sprint Cup schedule Sunday: 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 11: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 18: Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 24: Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 1: Advocare 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 7: Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. Sept. 15: Geico 400, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet Sept 22: Sylvania 300, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 29: AAA 400, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. Oct. 6: Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas Oct. 12: Bank of America 500, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe NASCAR should steal a page from IndyCar and install a push-to-pass button. This past weekend saw the boring Brickyard at its worst. Juan Pablo Montoya griped over his radio that trying to pass another car cost him position on the track. Jimmie Johnson suggested the track needed a second lane with more banking to help the cause. Denny Hamlin called passing “impossible.” “If impossible is hard, then it was impossible,” Hamlin said. “It is just a product of the speed we run, the tire AP photo we’ve got and the surface. It NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers David Reutimann (83), Kevin Harvick (29) and David Stremme (30) steer all just makes for hard racing. their cars during the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. It’s hard to pass anyone. You’ve just got to deal with yawner until Ryan Newman dretti and Rick Mears made but it was the same old, same it.” used a flawless final pit stop Indy and open wheel king. old. Even super-snail “Tubo” to top Jimmie Johnson for the Stewart said he was “bafIndyCar has figured out would have been stuck in win. fled” at criticism of the racing how to make the 500 more Sunday’s single-file snoozer All this came only two and he gave a blistering exciting – now it’s NASCAR’s at the Indianapolis Motor months after one of the more defense. turn, even if there might not Speedway. thrilling Indianapolis 500s in “Look up ‘racing’ in the be much the series leaders Never really considered history. Tony Kanaan passed dictionary and tell me what can do about it. an exciting 400 miles anyway, leader Ryan Hunter-Reay to it says in the dictionary, “It’s a one-groove track. Indianapolis might have grab the lead in the last of a then look up ‘passing,’ “ It’s not going to change,” Dale topped itself in the 20th Cup record 68 lead changes. Stewart said. “If you want to Earnhardt Jr. said. “I don’t race at the famed track. There The stock cars? They see passing, we can go out on care what you do. It’s not the were three cautions, for turned the 2½-mile Indy track I-465 and pass all you want. race car. It’s not the tire or stalled cars or debris, and no into a leisurely Sunday drive. If you can tell me that’s more nothing like that. It’s just the accidents or spins. Just one pass for the lead exciting than what you see track. It’s one groove, four And such little passing. under green that had nothing at IMS, the great race car 90-degree corners. I mean, The field fanned out into to do with pit stops. drivers that have competed there’s not much you can do single-file racing for most of “On a flat racetrack, it’s here. This is about racing. about it.” the event – a plodding style just tough to pass,” Johnson This is about cars being fast. Single-file racing sure that perhaps is a big reason said. “These corners, they It doesn’t have to be twobeats the Goodyear tire why the crowd has dwinaren’t really that long. You and three-wide racing all debacle of 2008. And it’s better dled from 200,000-plus in the have four, 90-degree turns. day long to be good racing. than not having the race at all Brickyard’s NASCAR heyday That puts a lot against this Racing is about figuring on the circuit. to maybe 80,000 fans Sunday. racetrack for side-by-side out how to take the package But the event clearly There were scores of empty racing. But we still love this you’re allowed and make it needs a boost – whether it’s rows along the frontstretch, place.” better than what everybody installing lights and turning and fans at home probably Drivers love the history else has and do a better job it into a night race or movwound up changing the steeped in the 108-year-old with it.” ing it later on the schedule channel at times. The clean track. Jeff Gordon, Tony As difficult as it was to to launch the Chase for the race was responsible for the Stewart and Newman fell in pass, it’s just as hard for this Sprint Cup championship. fastest Brickyard in history love with the place as kids, style of racing to hook the Plenty of ideas were kicked at 2 hours, 36 minutes and 22 and they all talk of the revnext generation of fans on around this weekend in the seconds. erence they hold for a place NASCAR at Indy. The new garage. There were just no The race basically was a where A.J. Foyt, Mario AnGen-6 was expected to help, easy answers.


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Store countertops are no place for toddlers Dear Abby: I work in the print center of an office supply store. Often when parents of small children come in to get copies made, they’ll sit their babies/toddlers on the counter while we discuss their needs. Sometimes these children have dirty diapers. While I am not a parent, I do understand that small children have a tendency to run off or otherwise misbehave if they are left standing. But sitting children on the counter strikes me as unsanitary and unsafe. Would it be appropriate to ask these parents to remove their children from the counter? Because my workplace is geared toward satisfying the customer, I worry about offending a customer and

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips displeasing management. I haven’t said anything so far, but this is really getting to me. – Disgusted in Ohio Dear Disgusted: After reading your letter, I confess that my first impulse was to gag. The idea of a child in a soiled diaper sitting on a counter in a place of business is, indeed, disgusting. You would be doing your employer a favor to suggest that if a child should fall off the counter, there could be liability involved. Tell the customer that for the child’s safety to please remove him/her from the

counter. And if the child has a dirty diaper, make sure you have a large supply of sanitary wipes on hand so staff and customers will be protected from the bacteria. Dear Abby: After years of enduring overdraft charges and dodging bill collectors, I have finally gotten my financial house in order. I pay all of my bills, and I pay them on time. However, I have very little money left over at the end of the week. Many of my friends have two-income households or use credit cards when they go out to eat or to the movies, which is often. I want them to know that because I decline their invitations does not mean I’m anti-social – I just can’t afford it. I have said so at times, but

I hate to be a broken record. Friends: PLEASE know that I appreciate being invited, but don’t be offended when I am unable to join you. – On Track But Still Broke in Maine Dear On Track: I congratulate you for straightening out your finances. It’s not always easy to do, and breaking ingrained habits can be a challenge. The next step in your “recovery” is to KEEP reminding your free-spending friends that while you’d like to join them, you are not always able to do so. If you repeat it often enough, eventually they will get the message. It would be better if they hear it directly from you rather than read it in my column. Dear Abby: My neighbors borrow my lawnmower every

summer to mow their lawns. It broke down, and I had to purchase a new one. The dealer told me not to loan it to anyone because they pushed the old one over sticks and stones and destroyed the blades. How do I tell them to buy their own mowers? My new one is expensive. – Against Mower-Moochers Dear A.M-M.: Here’s how: Keep uppermost in your mind that it is perfectly all right to advocate for yourself. Then tell your mower-mooching neighbors that after what happened to the last one, you are no longer loaning your mower to anyone.

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

Give your feet a break and buy right shoes Dear Dr. K: You’ve often advised readers to buy supportive shoes that fit properly. Can you be more specific about what to look for in a good shoe? Dear Reader: Buying the right shoe is an investment in your foot health. But how do you identify the “right” shoe? The bottom line is how you feel when you put them on. For women, the best shoes are low-heeled but not flat, with a wide, padded heel, a wide toe box and a sole that provides sufficient cushioning. In general, the higher the heel, the worse for the foot. Men tend to feel most comfortable in athletic shoes,

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff sturdy oxfords, wingtips, loafers or low-heeled boots. Look for sturdy sole construction that provides support and cushions against shock. Buy shoes made from breathable materials that keep feet dry and less susceptible to foot fungus. Here are some useful tips when you shop for shoes: • Wait until the afternoon to shop. Your feet naturally expand during the day.

• Wear the same type of socks that you intend to wear with the shoes. • Ask the salesperson to measure both of your feet. Get measured every time you buy new shoes, because feet change with age. If one foot is larger or wider than the other, buy a size that fits the larger foot. (If you can afford it, buy two pairs of shoes of different sizes, and use the proper size for each foot.) • Stand in the shoes. Make sure you have at least a quarter- to a half-inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. Wiggle your toes to make sure there’s

enough room. • Walk around in the shoes. Is there enough room at the balls of the feet? Do the heels fit snugly, or do they pinch or slip off? • Find shoes that fit from the start, not shoes that need to be broken in. If a salesperson tells you, “Oh, that little pinch will go away as soon as you walk in them a day or two,” thank him or her for the advice ... and find a pair that doesn’t pinch. • Trust your own comfort rather than a shoe’s size or description. • Pay attention to width as well as length. If the ball of

your foot feels compressed, ask for a wider size. • Make sure the soles provide enough cushioning. Your feet have to deal with all the weight of your body. When that big slice of cheesecake puts a couple of extra pounds on the wall of your belly, it also gives your feet more pounds to carry. Trust what your feet tell you about shoes. If your feet don’t like the shoes today, it’s likely that they will really not like the shoes a month from now.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Fiance needs to trust those second thoughts Dr. Wallace: I’m 19, and my fiance is 24. We are planning to be married in December. He is a hard-working person. He and his brother started a pizza business together five years ago and now they have their pizza served in four locations. I met Ron two years ago at a friend’s wedding, and we’ve been going together ever since. He treats me well and gives me really nice gifts for special occasions, and sometimes he surprises me with something just because he thought I would like it. But one thing is starting to really bother me – he is very jealous. If I happen to talk to a guy, he gets upset. Lately, if I even look at another guy when we are together, he gets angry. He bought me a cell phone, and now he calls me almost

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace every hour when we’re not together. I keep telling him that I love him dearly, but I don’t like him keeping such a close watch on me. Ron says that there are many kooks out there and that he just wants to know that I’m safe. I was shopping with a couple of my girlfriends last week and as soon as I got home, he called and asked me about a dozen questions like what stores I was in, who I saw, who I talked to and even where we went for lunch. Now I’m having second thoughts about marrying a guy who can’t seem to trust me to love him and only him.

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – In the year ahead, a great deal of your focus is likely to be on many other things than your material concerns. Regardless, you’re still apt to show a steady financial growth. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – There is good reason for your ears to be ringing today, because others are likely talking about you. Don’t worry – it would boost your ego if you could hear what they’re saying. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Even if to the casual observer a recent development appears to be rather insignificant, you’ll know its true worth. It’ll elevate your hopes and expectations. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Look to turn a small profit today, either from a situation where you might share a common interest with another or from being in a position to serve as an intermediary. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You’re presently in a cycle where you could be extremely fortunate in some kind of partnership arrangement, provided both you and the other party play your assigned roles. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You stand an excellent chance of earning a bit more than usual from the utilization of your acquired knowledge and/or talents. Don’t hesitate to ask a fair price for your services. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You’ll have a marvelous way of brightening up situations wherever you go. You have the gift being able to offer constructive suggestions to people who lack the answers. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Be imaginative, resourceful and assertive, and success in your endeavors will be inevitable. In fact, there is little doubt that your brightness will win out over others’ boldness. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – The best way to get the support of others in an important venture is to give them some logical reasons why it can be as meaningful to them as it is to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Do your best to stay on top of a situation from which you could financially benefit, even if the gains seem small. Don’t let the size of it dilute your efforts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Listen to the suggestions of others, but be sure not to ignore you own counsel in the process. Your ideas are likely to be superior when it comes to personal matters. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Even though your ambitions are extremely strong, you’ll keep them a secret from other people. It looks like you’ll end up getting exactly what you want, to the surprise of many. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – It could prove to be helpful to discuss with a friend a matter that has been giving you trouble. Go to someone who has proven to be helpful in the past.

I really need to hear what you think about my situation. – Nameless, Kansas City, Mo. Nameless: Trust those second thoughts! Ron’s jealousy is just going to get worse. By all means, postpone the wedding plans until he deals with it, and let him know in no uncertain terms that you will not put up with such disrespectful treatment. Be prepared to end the relationship if he doesn’t take you seriously. Please read the following letter from a woman who married someone like Ron. I have received many similar letters from girls trapped in relationships with jealous, possessive males who need psychological counseling: Dr. Wallace: This letter is intended to speak to young ladies who have overly jeal-


ous, possessive boyfriends. My advice is to get rid of them immediately! Please print my letter. If I can prevent just one lady from suffering my fate, I will feel better. My fiance was also jealous and possessive, but I thought things would be fine after we were married. However, I was wrong! The day after the wedding ceremony, he told me that I was now “his.” Every day was a living nightmare. I should have left him immediately, but I kept hoping he’d change. He never did, and once I had children, I was trapped! Let me tell you how he operated. A trip to the store or church meant an hour of questioning: “Who did you see? Who did you talk to? Which way did you drive?” He then drove the same

streets and checked the mileage to see if I had lied. To him, the simple act of opening the window blinds was a signal to a man passing by. Friends and family members were accused of helping me meet someone. Eventually, he simply cut me off from the outside world. I had no money, no car, no telephone, no television, no social life and no hope. I was told to hide the bruises he inflicted, or he’d give me more. Finally, with the help of my oldest son, I was able to escape 20 years of mental and physical torture. I am now an old woman, and this beast is dead, but my memories are vivid and the scars are deep. – Nameless, Peoria, Ill.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

How to defend may be unclear Carrie Underwood, whose singing career started when she won “American Idol” in 2005, said, “If something can be said to make an awkward moment even worse, I’m going to say it.” Some bridge bids are intended primarily to make the next player’s position awkward. And in this deal there were several uncomfortable moments. How would you critique the auction? What should happen in five spades after West leads the diamond ace? After North’s one-diamond opening, South, with a game-going hand, planned to bid first clubs, then spades, then spades again to show his 5-6. Next, West made a three-heart weak jump overcall when four hearts would have been better. If East had a heart fit, they would have taken a lot of tricks; if East was very short in hearts, West was already in trouble. It was sensible for North to rebid four clubs; South rated to have at least five. And the singleton heart looked good. Now East made a really aggressive bid with five hearts. However, South continued with five spades, strongly suggesting at least 5-6 in the black suits. And that silenced everyone. West led the diamond ace, but then did not know what to do. If South had the last diamond, West could continue with the diamond two, a suit-preference signal for clubs. But with this layout, West had to shift to the heart two (again, suit preference) to get the key club ruff. Since East’s five-heart jump strongly suggested a shapely hand with a singleton or void, West understandably led the diamond two at trick two, so the contract made with an overtrick. Tough!


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Day Bed. White. Converts to double bed. Mattresses incl. $75. 815-758-7931

Dressers (2) Chest of Drawers and Hutch Dresser, $75/ea or both $125. 815-762-0833 13817 Chicago Rd Thursday and Friday August 1& 2 8:00am to 4:00pm Furniture, girls clothing (3T-1416), household items, toys.

Media Marketing Consultants Needed!! Team Managers Needed!! We are seeking motivated & upbeat personalities to fill entry level positions to work with local media companies by promoting innovative products in local residential communities. Media Marketing Consultants Must be clean cut, self-motivated, have a great personality, have transportation, & have leadership skills. Flexible schedules, Weekly pay, PART-TIME HOURS FULL-TIME PAY, Sales experience a plus but will train the right person. Team Managers - Must be clean cut, organized, strong leadership skills, be a motivator as well as self-motivated, great personality, reliable transportation, and basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel). PART-TIME HOURS FULL-TIME PAY & 2 years sales experience required. Start Immediately Call Jason for an interview today! (219) 256-1728 or (773) 245-NEWS (6397) Or send resume to

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

EMPLOYMENT WANTED HOME-CARE GIVER – FOR HIRE I Am Professional & Dependable I Have Many Years of Experience, w/References (815) 757-6666

Sycamore WED & THURS SALE July 31 & August 1 8:30 to 5:30

The fun of the hunt, the thrill of the find, the exhilaration of the deal... how else would we be in this fine mess? Now it's your turn: pie cabinet, prints and oils, crystal, jewelry, Jell-O molds, vases, vintage garden stuff, stoneware, mid-cent. kitchen chairs (Howell of St. Chas), turn of cent. upright piano w/beautiful wood ($50), lawn tractor ($550), hump back trunk, lamps, 1880's music books, oak commode, vintage toys, lg blue/white rug, 1930's coaster wagon ($50), books, crib and new mattress ($75), sm white wardrobe w/mirror ($115), sm glass table ($35), chairs, 60's stuff, cougar statue, FREE stuff, Wurlitzer Organ (made in DeKalb, $50), 1800's trundle bed, round pedestal coffee table ($55), linens & bedding, misc car parts, fox body front bumper, early S-10 parts, old windows, cupboards, tables of all kinds, gumball machine, Electrolux vac, teen clothes, VHS movies, old ice cream set and lots of typical gs stuff. Oh ya, one more thing you get – the reality of finding a place for it when you get it home! LOL Debit/Credit Cards accepted Pictures at 751426.html Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

COACH & VERA BRADLEY purses EXCELLENT CONDITION! $20-$50 each 815-370-8759

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Mini Refrigerator: Haier 2.7cu ft. - Used One Year $40. 815-758-6048

Upright freezer: Kenmore, 11.7cu ft., $50 815-970-2830

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

LOST CAT: On Sat. May 4th by Beith Rd & Meredith Rd in Maple Park by a cornfield. Orange Tabby with 4 white paws, white chest, 10 yrs. old. Neutered. Large Reward! 630-709-5471

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – 1960's Singer 500A Slant-O-Matic AKA the “Rocketeer”. $150. 847-612-9963 Cookie Jars – Antique & Unique, 5 jars, clean. Excellent Condition $25 ea. 815-217-5453

Dresser ~ Antique

Cherry with mirror, $250. Antique Oak Commode, $150. 815-899-2145 Call aft 3:30pm WINDSOR CHAIRS - 4 $35 for all, firm 847-515-8012

Graco Snug Ride Carseat, Stroller & 2 Bases in like new condition w/classic look for boy or girl. $75 Call Jennifer 815-880-0167


MULTI FAMILY SALE 402 LAUREL LN FRI 8/2 ONLY, 8 to 5 Quilt Fabric, Pool table, Party Lite Candles, Wii, exercise equipment, women & girls clothing, electronics, books, videos, kitchen & household items


Thursday & Friday 9am – 4pm

31109 Madison St. END OF SEASON

Lots of Dollar Items. Tons of Clothes. Girls Infant-7. Electronics, Toys, Books, Futon, Fish Tanks, Misc.

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: Fax: 815-477-8898

FOLDING TABLE, folds in half Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. Moves on rollers. $75 each, have 2. 847-515-8012 Kitchen set: 45” round maple kitchen table, 4padded seat chairs w/extra extension leafs $60. 815-522-6607

Kitchen Table Set

Oak, 48” with 4 swivel chairs and 1 leaf. Good condition! $275 815-895-3673

520 S Main, Sycamore IL.

4 Blks South of Rt. 64 (rain date Fri Aug. 2)

Schwinn sting ray fat tire chopper like new. See at $85. 815-784-4137 Genoa.

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.

Pony Wagon w/Rubber Tires. Call for Information - $350 815-286-3502 8am-8pm

3 Tiffany Lamps – One from the 50's -Original Globe, Other 2 from Ruby Tuesdays – Very Large Lamps $100 ea. obo 815-739-4536

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

36" Round Table & 2 Chairs Light Wood Color. Good Condition $25 815.739.3030 36" Round Table & 4 Chairs Dark Wood, Good Condition $30. 815-739-3030

Art Desk

White, Adjustable, 42 x 30, $50 obo. after 4pm 815-827-3482

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

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

Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan


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

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

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


815-814-1224 2005 Chrysler Town & Country 115K mostly Florida miles, extra clean, no smoking, 3.8L V6 engine, heated leather seats, Call 815-761-0274

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


Briggs & Stratton, 21” selfpropelled, with side bagger, good condition, $125. 815-899-3322 Push Lawnmower - Starts Easily, 22”, $55 obo. 815-757-8007 ROTOTILLER - 5 Hp, Yard Machine Used Very Little. Great Condition $75. 815-739-3030

Air Compressor: Honda, Portable, Twin Tank, 5Hp. Runs Well $150 815-895-1818 after 6pm Coleman Powermate Compressor Contractors Grade, Briggs & Stratton Motor. Good Condition $200. 815.739.3030 Craftsman Belt/Disc Sander Model 921536, new in box, never opened, never used $80 obo. 815-825-2260 Craftsman Toolbox – bottom roller cabinet, 5-drawer, locking $85 obo. 815-757-2329 Machinist Tool Box – Kennedy 5-Drawer, bench top model, locking $160 obo. 815-757-2329 Sterling Bench Drill Press Runs Great. $50. 815-739-3030

16 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Lt. To Med. Duty – Misc. Sizes – Excellent Condition, Will Separate, Moving- $325 Sycamore. 815-991-5149 Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Sitter Kiln - made by Knight Model K-10, 230 V ac, 45 amps, $100. 815-739-3030 TENT CANOPYS (2) 10x10 made by Rubbermaid. Poles, ropes, and stakes included. $10 each. Excellent condition. 630-443-6082

Hitting cage net, excellent condition $300 48ft by 12ft, 630-365-5888

Bears Preseason Tickets 3 @ $80.00 each Call Tom at 815-762-3003 Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

TOPPER for Dakota pick-up. 6' 8" bed. Full length side Windows. Great topper to work out of. Black. $75. 815-758-7990


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


DEKALB ~ 1 BEDROOM Available immediatley. Clean, quiet residential building. $550/mo. 815-758-6580

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


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


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

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

Dekalb ~ Clean, Quiet 1BR

2nd flr on So 1st St. Heat and water incl. No pets/smoking. Lease/Sec. $535/mo. 815-761-4598


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


MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!! * 815-575-5153 *



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

“Priced to Sell!”

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


Black Slate & Teak Outdoor Table Excellent Condition! $150 Firm. (815) 370- 8759

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527


University Village, a privately owned apartment complex, is looking for aggressive self-starters to fill part time positions in security.

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


DeKalb ~ Quiet, Upper 1BR

Galley kitchen, wood style flooring, cat friendly. $455. 815-756-2064


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

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

2012 Honda Rebel 550 mi. New. 70 mpg. $3600 FIRM. 630-251-1957


$200 obo, Must sell. Good Condition. 815-895-4071 eve.

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


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

or ALMOST NEW LAWN MOWER Troy-Bilt, 21" Electric Start, Self Propelled, Side/Mulch/Bag. Briggs & Stratton Engine. Used only 5 times. $225. 815-501-5105

Beautiful Dresser w/Mirror

Responsible individuals needed for various night shifts. Candidates must be self motivated and detail oriented with excellent communication skills.

Autumn Creek Management

1990 & Newer

BOWFLEX MOTIVATOR 2 COMPLETE Excellent Condition. $100 815-739-3030 EXERCISE BIKE – Tailwind Excellent Condition. $25 815-739-3030



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

418 N. 1st St.

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 - 2Bd 1Ba Apts Avail Now Multiple Locations $625-$650 Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DEKALB BEAUTIFUL, UPDATED HOME Remodeled vintage home in quiet, historic DeKalb neighborhood. First floor of duplex with 2 bedrooms + study and 1 bath. Central A/C, laundry onsite. $950/mo plus security, No pets or smoking. Call Roger 815-761-7176.

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118 Sycamore. Beautiful 2BR Ranch. 1.5BA! Location!! $91,500. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Older but updated mobile home. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, carport and shed. Edgebrook Park, Must have park approval. asking $7700. 630-779-7236

DEKALB - N 10th. Huge 2 BR, DR, upper. Parking. $675 + uts. No pets/smoke. Agent owned: 815-766-2027 DeKalb - Spacious 1BR with Study, Stove, fridge, A/C, Garage. Quiet lifestyle. 815-758-0079

DEKALB, near NIU-upper 4 BR 2 BATH W/D APPL Includes parking, water, garbage. $1100 + utilities Sec+1st. 815-748-3311 PM DeKalb. 2BR. In the Knolls. Appl, Ceiling Fans, Gas Heat, AC. No pets. Garage incl. $730/mo. Avail 8/3. 630-697-9102


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

Shabbona Deluxe 2BR

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

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

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

Carpet, appl, no smoking/pets. 500/mo. 815-786-2291 or 815-498-2262

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

Hinckley. Clean and Ready. 2 bedroom, $650 plus deposit. Andrea 630-251-0172. Hablo Espanol

SYCAMORE DOWNTOWN 1 BR apt. $600. heat included. no pets. 815-895-2013




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

Malta Quiet, Upper 2 Bedroom Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage incl + extra storage. NO PETS. 815-751-0480

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

Sycamore ~ Nice 2 Bedroom Quiet Lifestyle On-site laundry. Off St parking. No dogs/smoking. 815-501-1872


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 Quiet, 4 Unit Bldg Parking, heat incl, $700/mo. 815-895-5047


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

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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 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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City of Sycamore Public Works is seeking bids for the purchase of the equipment (dump body, plow, and accessories) to outfit one (1) 2013 Freightliner 108SD single axle truck chassis.

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Specifications for the above may be obtained from the Sycamore Public Works at 475 North Cross, Sycamore, Illinois 60178.

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