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Trial of ‘sexually dangerous’ man begins Jury to decide if James Walls will be released from prison By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

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A single family home on Pleasant Hill Road in Genoa is listed at $749,900 as seen Monday. The house sits on 40 acres of land and includes a 2.5 acre pond. BELOW: Real estate agent Jocelyn Kerbel shows a wine cellar at the home. By FELIX SARVER

with a small group of buyers who can like or dislike a home for anything other than price. The listing price is $749,900. “When you get a price range like this, your buyer pool shrinks a lot, because it’s not your run-ofthe-mill pricepoint,” Kerbel said. After the economic downturn in 2008, the number of wealthy people declined and as a result, the high-end housing market slowed down. But the number of wealthy households has quickly recovered, leading to an increased number of sales, said Laurie Moore-Moore, CEO of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, in an email. GENOA – When it comes to selling an expensive home, it’s all about finding the right buyer. Jocelyn Kerbel, a real estate agent with Signature Real Estate Professionals, has been selling real estate in the DeKalb County area for the past decade. Her company has sold everything from mobile homes to million-dollar properties. She’s the listing agent for a 6,300-square-foot home outside Genoa that is presently the fifthmost expensive home for sale in DeKalb County, according to the real estate website Trulia. For this property, she has to work

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On the market The 10 most expensive single-family homes for sale in DeKalb County. This list does not include farms, lots or homes in foreclosure.


Moccasin Drive and Preserve Road, Shabbona; 3,500 square feet; $1,629,000


348 Merry Oaks Drive, Sycamore; 6,518 square feet; $900,000


7135 Snake Road, Kingston; 2,306 square feet;



10731 Somonauk Road, Hinckley; 5,000 square feet; $725,000


16385 Whipple Road, Sycamore; 4,200 square feet; $799,000



13978 W. County Line Road, Lee; 1,600 square feet; $699,000


32785 Pleasant Hill Road, Genoa; 6,300 square feet; $749,900


9200 Finnie Road, Sandwich; 3,500 square feet;


530 Hopkins Lane, Sycamore; 7,010 square feet; $650,000


27645 Hunters Lane, Sycamore; 3,500 square feet; $625,000

Source: Trulia

SYCAMORE – A 55-yearold former Sycamore man who authorities said sexually abused two preteen girls is standing trial this week to determine if he should be released from a prison for sexually dangerous people. James Walls has been in a secured facility for about 11 years after allegations surfaced in 1998 that he had sexually abused a female family member from the time she was 4 to 11 or 12. He had been convicted in 1993 of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl who was not a family member, but Walls was committed as a sexually dangerous person rather than facing criminal charges in the later case. Now, jurors will be asked to determine if Walls is a pedophile who has abused girls in the past and who likely will abuse more children if released from a secure facility. Prosecutors from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office have to prove their case by clear and convincing evidence, which is a lighter burden than that used in criminal cases. If jurors find Walls no longer is sexually dangerous, a judge will determine during later proceedings which conditions, such as continued therapy and electronic monitoring, will be part of his release. Attorneys are expected to present their closing arguments today so jurors can begin deliberations. During opening statements Tuesday, Assistant Attorney General Joelle Marasco detailed the abuse against the two girls. One awoke at a sleepover at Walls’ house to find his penis in her hand in 1992, Marasco said. The other girl reported when she was 16 that Walls forced her to perform oral sex multiple times

James Walls, a former Sycamore man behind bars for about a decade as a sexually dangerous person, is standing trial this week to see if he presents a danger to the public as a pedophile. Prosecution experts are arguing that Walls hasn’t received enough treatment to be released and that he denied the abuse, while his attorney is challenging the basis of the original accusations and emphasizing how long ago they happened.

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Illinois lawmakers file suit against Quinn over blocked pay The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Leaders of the Illinois House and Senate sued Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday over what they called a “purely political and unconstitutional” move to block lawmaker paychecks because of inaction on the state’s nearly $100 billion pension crisis. Less than 48 hours before the first affected payday, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton filed the 12page complaint with the Circuit Court of Cook County. “This matter is of funda-

mental constitutional importance, as Gov. Quinn’s action threatens the independence of each branch of government,” Cullerton and Madigan said in a joint news release. “The Illinois Constitution protects the salaries of members of the judiciary, the legislature, and the executive branch.” Earlier this month, Quinn cut $13.8 million for legislators’ paychecks in the state budget through his veto power. He had threatened consequences if lawmakers failed to act on addressing the pension problem. When members of a bipartisan pension panel blew

past another deadline, he cut their salaries. Base pay for lawmakers is $67,836, although many e a r n m o r e Pat t h r o u g h s t i - Quinn p e n d s f r o m Ill. governor serving in leadership posts or on committees. The lawsuit asks the court to decide if Quinn’s line-item veto really did fully eliminate lawmakers’ salaries. If not, the leaders argue, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka should be required to pay

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Michael Madigan Ill. House speaker

those salaries “based on the plain language of the appropriations bill and on Illinois law.” As an alternative, if the court upholds Quinn’s amendatory veto, the suit asks the court to issue a declaration that Quinn’s action violated

the state constitution and to issue an injunction ordering Topinka to pay lawmakers’ salaries “to remedy that constitutional violation.” The lawsuit compares Quinn’s elimination of lawmakers’ pay to a 2003 decision by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, to reduce the salaries of judges. “The Illinois Supreme Court invalidated Gov. Blagojevich’s actions that threatened the integrity of the judiciary, and this court should likewise invalidate Gov. Quinn’s attempt to punish members of the General As-


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sembly,” the lawsuit reads. Quinn has defended his move as constitutional. In a statement, Quinn described the lawsuit as “just plain wrong.” “If legislators had put forth the same effort to draw up a pension reform agreement that they did in crafting this lawsuit, pension reform could have been done by now,” Quinn said. Last week Topinka, who is named as a defendant in Tuesday’s suit, said she had no choice but to withhold lawmaker paychecks, citing a previous court case.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Drive, No. M, Sycamore. 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. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb.; contact Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo. com. “Newcomers” Group: Noon at Cafe 72, 682 Park Ave., Genoa. For information, call 815-784-2626. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore. 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ or visit www. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-9645959. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Visitors are welcome at these free monthly meetings. Send email to Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For more information, call Sally at 815-739-6087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990;


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MADRID – The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph – almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him. He hit the brakes too late. The train, carrying 218 passengers in eight carriages, hurtled off the tracks and slammed into a concrete wall, killing 79 people. On Tuesday, investigators looking into the crash announced their preliminary findings from analysis of the train’s data-recording “black boxes,” suggesting that human error appears to be the cause of Spain’s worst railway disaster in decades. The derailment occurred near Santiago de Compostela, a city in northwestern Spain, on July 24. Some 66 people injured in the crash are still hospitalized, 15 of them in critical condition.

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At what price do you consider a home a “luxury home”?

Yes, I loved it: 5 percent Yes, but never will again: 5 percent No, but I want to: 7 percent I have no interest: 83 percent

• $300,000 or more • $500,000 or more • $750,000 or more • $1 million or more

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VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski Ariel Ries makes earrings from broken skateboards. She made a knit hat she calls “the bald man hat.” I’m told it has a combover. I hadn’t been to her shop, Smalltown Skate Shop, 229 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, until Tuesday, but I stepped in hoping to find out more about one of her other creations: Ries crocheted a sweater (if you want to call it that) for a tree outside the shop. She used scrap yarn to cover a tree near the street with a multitude of colors. It was my first experience with yarn-bombing, but Ries assured me plenty of other people have noticed it since she put it up last year as crews were hanging holiday lights downtown. “I wasn’t going to leave it up all summer, but it looked so nice,” she said. “... People take pictures by it all the time.” I first noticed it Saturday while on a mission to find chocolate-covered bacon and eat a bacon burger (i.e., a patty evenly comprised of ground bacon and ground beef) during BaconPalooza in downtown DeKalb. As much as I appreciate bacon, I equally appreciate public art, including street art, so I started asking around about the tree sweater. Now, I understand that part of the point of yarn-bombing is that it is unexpected and its perpetrator anonymous, but don’t most masterminds want to receive credit for their handiwork? During my quest to uncover who covered the tree, I discovered a few other things. Sandi Gavin, of the Yarn Exchange, has closed her shop in downtown DeKalb but is still operating online at Local pickup is available through November at Encore Clothing, 132 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Gavin didn’t know about the tree sweater, but she pointed me toward Ravelry, an online community cele-

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Ariel Ries, owner of Smalltown Skate Shop in DeKalb, poses Tuesday next to a tree covering that she created last winter. brating the fiber arts at www.ravelry. com. There, I found message boards for the DeKalb Fiber Arts Collective, which meets each Sunday night at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. On the message boards, I discovered that someone had yarn-bombed the Huskie statue in front of the DeKalb Public Library in November 2011. Then, I discovered who it was: Kim Hall, a DeKalb resident who has left her smallest yarn scraps outside for the birds but wanted to do something more fun with larger scraps. “What a lot of yarnies find is we have a lot of scrap yarn,” Hall explained. “... We constantly have this stash building up of these scrap yarns. And we think: ‘What do you do with it?’ The last thing you want to do is throw yarn out.” She had just found a pattern for a witch’s hat and happened to have some bland yarn that would be perfect. She originally targeted the Huskie in front of Doherty Law Firm, 125 N. First St., DeKalb, but during a late-night visit, learned she couldn’t reach the Huskie’s head, as the whole statue is mounted on a pedestal. So, she left the hat on the library’s

Huskie. “I would go to the library every few days just because I’m such a voracious reader,” Hall said, adding that she would adjust the hat and its attached hair. “I kept having to straighten it out.” The hat held up well through the rain, but Hall reclaimed her creation about two weeks later. Library employees didn’t seem to mind, if they noticed at all, but later brought the Huskie inside after it was stolen and recovered in a park. Now, Hall is crocheting a baby blanket for her nephew, who just had a child, and a top for her daughter. But she has some scrap yarn that is orange and black, which are DeKalb High School’s colors. And school is starting soon. And there are so many objects near area schools. So ... who knows when a yarn-bomber will strike next. “The thing about yarn-bombing,” Hall said, “is that its supposed to be fun.”

• Jillian Duchnowski is the Daily Chronicle’s news editor. Reach her at 815-756-4841, ext. 2221, or email


Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy Judge convicts him on theft, espionage charges The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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FORT MEADE, Md. – In a split decision, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced – but was convicted of espionage, theft and nearly every other count for giving secrets to WikiLeaks, a verdict that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison. The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, deliberated over three days before delivering a decision that denied the gov-

ernment a precedent that freedom of press advocates had warned could have broad implications for leak cases and investigative journalism about national security issues. From the courtroom to world capitals, people struggled to absorb the meaning of a ruling that cleared the soldier of a charge of aiding the enemy, which would have carried a potential life sentence, but convicted him of 20 of 22 counts that, together, could also mean life behind bars. Manning faces up to 136 years in prison if given maximum penalties in a sentencing hearing that starts today. It is expected to last most of August. The 25-year-old soldier stood quietly at attention in his dress uniform,

flanked by his attorneys, as the verdict was delivered. He appeared not to react, though his attorney, David Coombs, smiled faintly when he heard “not guilty” on the aiding the enemy charge. When the judge was done, Coombs put his hand on Manning’s back and whispered something to him, bringing a slight smile to the soldier’s face. “We won the battle, now we need to go win the war,” Coombs said later, outside the courtroom. “Today is a good day, but Bradley is by no means out of the fire.” Transparency advocates and legal experts had mixed opinions on the implications for the future of leak cases and investigative journalism in the Internet age.

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Israeli, Palestinian leaders strive for peace deal in 9 months By MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Pressing ahead in a new U.S.-backed push for Middle East peace, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed Tuesday to meet again within two weeks to start substantive talks in hopes of reaching a long-elusive settlement within nine months. Speaking after the two sides wrapped up an initial two days of talks at the State Department and visited President Barack Obama at the White House, Secretary of

State John Kerry said Israel and the Palestinians were committed to sustained and serious negotiations on the “core issues” that divide them. The next round will take place in either Israel or the Palestinian territories before mid-August, he said. Kerry said he was aware of the deep doubts surrounding the new peace effort and acknowledged that the road would be difficult. Yet, he said, “While I understand the skepticism, I don’t share it. And I don’t think we have time for it.” All issues, including con-

tentious disputes over the status of the territories and Jerusalem, are “on the table for negotiation, and they are on the table with one simple goal: a view to ending the conflict,” Kerry said. The U.S. had already said the negotiations would continue for at least nine months – roughly until the end of April 2014 – but that had not been set as a timeframe for reaching a deal. Kerry and both sides agreed that neither would walk away from the talks or take actions that could disrupt them for that period, two senior U.S. officials

said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss diplomatic talks. However, the officials also said they expect that the Israelis, over U.S. objections, will continue constructing housing for Jewish settlers on land claimed by the Palestinians over the course of the negotiations, an indication the Palestinians are serious about dropping their longstanding demand for a settlement freeze before returning to talks. The officials said the U.S. believes the Palestinians also will not attempt to win further inter-

national recognition as a state until a peace deal is completed, an effort that one official likened to a potential “train wreck.” Kerry said that Israel, which agreed on Sunday to release more than 100 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture, would also take unspecified steps in the coming days to ease harsh living conditions in the West Bank and Gaza. The two senior officials said those measures complement a $4 billion private sector economic program that Kerry is trying put in place to assist the Palestinians.


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Sidewalk repairs progressing in Sycamore By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE — Damaged sidewalks on five streets have been replaced in a citywide effort to fix the foot paths for Sycamore residents. Since early July, RT Ericson Builders has been at work cutting and replacing sidewalks that are uneven, sunken or cracked; it presently is replacing sidewalks along Somonauk Street. City officials signed a $58,404 contract with the company in June to repair the sidewalks near schools and areas that are heavily

traveled. Sycamore City Manager Brian Gregory said he expects all the identified sidewalks to be fixed by the end of August. But another company that fixes heaved, or uneven, sidewalks will continue the project using a saw-cutting technique. Every year the Sycamore City Council budgets for sidewalk repairs, he said. “I think the council has identified sidewalks as one of our priorities, and we’ll continue to look for something to do each year,” Gregory said. Besides saw-cutting, another technique that will be used

Progress report Streets where portions of sidewalks still need to be replaced

Somonauk Street Streets where portions of sidewalks have been replaced

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to fix the sidewalks is mudjacking, he said. With that technique, a hole is drilled into the sidewalk and cement

pumped underneath to level it. Third Ward Alderman Steve Braser said many residents have contacted him to

let him know they are pleased with the progression of the sidewalk replacements, including one resident who passes through Alma Street. “I’ve got an awful lot of compliments from the people for getting it done,” Braser said. Several years ago, Braser and city staff walked around the city to inspect the condition of sidewalks. He said they found many of them uneven, which can be a tripping hazard. “If you’re walking along and not paying attention, then you might not have noticed it

was heaved,” Gregory said. He said several residents have taken it upon themselves to work with RT Ericson Builders to have other sidewalk squares and pathways fixed. The homeowners will settle on a price with the contractor for fixes, he said. The price can vary with the contractor, but city officials will reimburse homeowners $4 a square foot for replacing the sidewalk. People can call the Building and Engineering Department at 815-895-4434 to use the program, but it is reserved for sidewalks in need of repair.

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Tammy Judkins, a sixth-grade teacher at Clinton Rosette Middle School, poses with students from the Koyang Foreign Language School in Seoul during the 12-day Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies for American Educators that was sponsored by The Korea Society. Judkins returned from the trip July 7 and has been gearing up for the upcoming school year.

D-428 teacher will bring Korean trip into classroom By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – Each summer, The Korea Society selects a few dozen American educators to participate in a 12-day fellowship to South Korea – the trip of a lifetime. This year, the nonprofit, which promotes awareness and understanding between the U.S. and Korea, received about 300 applications from all over the country. One was from local sixth-grade teacher Tammy Judkins. “You write an essay; you have to submit lesson plans and get letters of recommendation,” said Judkins, a teacher at Clinton Rosette Middle School. “They really want to know your teaching background.” Judkins was chosen along with 38 other educators. She returned July 7 from the rigorous journey of teaching, touring and networking, and she’s ready to apply what she learned in her sixth-grade social studies classroom. “The trip was fabulous,” she said. “It was life-changing and spiritual, and it will come back to my classroom.” During the first portion of the trip the teachers heard lectures on a range of Korean cultural and societal topics at Korea University in Seoul.

“For many of these buyers, the purchases of a luxury property was a financial portfolio play as well as a lifestyle decision,” she said. Nationally, the demand for homes considered luxuries has risen. Moore-Moore said the luxury home market has been leading the housing market recovery, with more buyers than properties for sale. “Some local markets may be experiencing different conditions, but the market in total has moved into a sellers’ market,” she said. In 2010, homes priced more than $500,000 represented just 10 percent of homes being sold, she said. This year, those homes represent 12.9 percent. The home on Pleasant Hill Road in Genoa has been on the market for about two years. The property itself is 40 acres, with a 2½ acre pond and a 20-acre wooded area that allows for hunting, Ker-

bel said. The home, built in 1991, has a wine cellar inside, and outside it has a beautiful garden area with a fountain, a piazza and a gazebo standing at 20 feet tall, she said. Everything at the home was custom-built by the owner, who is a carpenter. While the amenities help determine what the home can cost in the market, Kerbel said the price of the home is also based on a bank appraisal. An independent appraiser looks through the house and compares it to other properties. Finding the right buyer can be tough because even though the home is nice, there can be a lot to take care of. “Some people like the beauty of it, and some don’t want to maintain a property of that size,” Kerbel said. Meanwhile, a $900,000 home in Sycamore has been on the market for about four months. Kari Kohler, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Excels, said the traditional Midwestern architecture is exquisitely crafted, as is the

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Tammy Judkins (right) and Sandra Makielski, a teacher from Wickfield, R.I., pose under Buddhist prayer lanterns. Then they were asked to prepare a lesson plan involving their home state for a classroom of seniors at Koyang Foreign Language High School. She worked on hers with a teacher from Rhode Island. “I brought some books about Lincoln Highway and a video about the Mississippi River,” Judkins said. Education is taken very seriously where she visited – so much so that air traffic is halted on test days – she could see the parallels between students here and there, Judkins said. “The students are still very much kids,” she said. “They giggle, and they ask about popular culture. Their worries are very similar to our

teenagers here; it’s just that education is very important to them.” The teachers also toured the country to learn about important sites and landmarks and were asked to file a lesson plan since returning that they can implement in their own classrooms. Since Judkins teaches her students about ancient cultures, she decided to base her lesson plan on traditional Korean weddings. Her students will use Glogster, a web-based poster-making tool, to map out a project. “The kids will get to compare and contrast contemporary society with a traditional Korean wedding and plan it out,” Judkins said. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn up to $1,000.

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KINGSTON – A Gilberts construction company will replace a bridge over the Kishwaukee River about a quarter-mile north of Kingston. The $2.5 million project was awarded to Copenhaver Construction Inc., the lowest of five bids, according to a news release. The project, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, is part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program. – Daily Chronicle

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8LOCAL BRIEFS Sheriff’s Office seeks details about vandalism KINGSTON – Authorities are seeking information about two vehicles that were shot with a BB gun or pellet gun July 11 in Kingston. Two Chevrolet Tahoes in the 100 block of East Second Street, Kingston, were damaged between midnight and 12:35 p.m., according to a news release. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-895-2155 or the DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or email crimestoppers@dekalb-

elaborate staircase and custom bar in the basement, she said. “Every inch of it is magnificent,” she said. “It’s in impeccable condition.” Kohler, who has worked in DeKalb and Kane counties for more than 10 years, said the upper end of the housing market in Sycamore tends to be any home worth more than $700,000. The luxury housing market hasn’t recovered well in the area, and there are not as many buyers for luxury homes as there are for homes priced more than $300,000, she said. Last year, Tamara O’Connor, broker and owner of Premier Living Properties in St. Charles, found it hard to sell any home priced more than $500,000. She is working to sell a $799,000 home in Sycamore on a large estate with towering trees and fruit orchards. The market is improving along with consumer confidence, she said. “I feel confident we can get this sold in a reasonable time,” O’Connor said.

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Champaign, McLean counties to see Medicaid surge The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – More than 15,000 people could be added to the Medicaid ranks in Champaign County when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, a state-high two-thirds increase under the government program, a new report predicts. That means more low-income people will have health coverage and more money will be available to pay hospitals

and doctors for their care, county health advocates said. But it also may mean longer waits as more patients try to make appointments with a limited number of providers. The community’s service industry is large with many small businesses that don’t provide insurance as a benefit, said Claudia Lennhoff, executive director of Champaign County Health Care Consumers, an advocacy group. The uninsured include hair styl-

ists, musicians, bartenders, waiters and waitresses, and people who work in grocery stores and gas stations. “It’s disturbing but exciting,” Lennhoff said. “It validates our sense of the community and how many people can come in from the cold and get insurance.” According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation’s report released Wednesday, other Medicaid hot spots in Illinois include parts of Chi-

Daley makes election bid for governor’s house official The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley officially stepped into the 2014 Illinois governor’s race Tuesday by filing paperwork with state election officials, making him the only announced Democratic challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn. More than a month after Daley released a videotaped announcement that he’d formed an exploratory committee, Daley filed the paperwork hours after releasing another video late Monday in which he said “there is no exploratory piece of this anymore.” Daley has been acting like a candidate in recent weeks, holding news conferences in which he has blasted Quinn for his handling of the state’s pension crisis and other issues. In the latest video, that was his theme again, saying that the fact that the state Legislature adjourned in May without finding a solution on state pensions or vote on same-sex marriage represents a “dysfunction.” He’s also taken statewide campaign tours. “I think the biggest problem right now is the lack of leadership,” he said in the 54-second video, during which he never mentioned Quinn by name. Quinn, also a Chicago Democrat, hasn’t spoken about his 2014 plans in detail aside from saying the best way to campaign is to continue doing his

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Authorities are investigating whether a suburban Chicago 911 dispatcher properly handled a call from a man who drowned after his SUV plunged into a retention pond, officials said. Transcripts from Thursday’s call by 89-year-old Henry Laseke show the Arlington Heights man urging rescuers to hurry because his vehicle was sinking. “Help me, help me quick,” Laseke tells a dispatcher with the Northwest Central Dispatch System, which handles 911 calls for 11 communities. “Hurry up, I’m sinking. I’m in the lake and I’m sinking.”

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley speaks at a news conference June 17 in Chicago. Daley filed paperwork Tuesday with the Illinois Board of Elections, making him Gov. Pat Quinn’s only 2014 Democratic primary challenger. job as governor. “Nobody’s built more as governor of our state than I have,” he told reporters Tuesday after an unrelated event in Chicago. Daley’s campaign spokesman Pete Giangreco said Daley filed paperwork Tuesday with the Illinois Board of Elections to remove the exploratory committee label from his campaign. Giangreco said that a number of factors prompted Daley to jump into the race. He said Daley was encouraged by his ability to raise about $800,000 in less than three weeks, as well as his reception by mayors and others in visits he made to 11 downstate counties. “He went through all that

and [concluded] it all added up to a vibrant, and viable candidacy,” Giangreco said. A number of Republicans have declared candidacy, including Chicago venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, but Quinn and Daley are the only Democrats. Earlier this month, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who was widely considered Quinn’s most serious challenger if she ran, announced that she had decided not to. In an emailed statement, she said she never planned on running if her father, longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan, remained in his job.

The dispatcher, whose name wasn’t released and who remains on the job, repeatedly tries to calm Laseke during the nearly three-minute call. “Sir, sir, calm down,” she said. “I’m getting you out.” She assures him that help is on the way and asks for information about his SUV, a Cadillac. The veteran dispatcher never asks if he can open a window or if he’s able to escape. Laseke’s words trail off toward the end of the call as the dispatcher tries to speak with him before the line disconnects Witnesses told authorities that two people jumped into the water to try to help Laseke escape, but couldn’t get him out of the SUV.

Firefighters tried to break the windows of the submerged vehicle, but couldn’t free Laseke, whose body was ultimately removed after emergency workers used a winch to pull the car from the water, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “It would not be appropriate at this stage to make a judgment call about whether the call was handled properly until our inquiry is complete,” Northwest Central Dispatch System officials said in a written statement. “Every call is different, and every set of circumstances is different.” The agency says it will conduct a “full review of all the 911 calls and reports” while also conducting interviews with employees.

8STATE BRIEF Scandal puts focus on ‘toothless’ Ill. ethics law SPRINGFIELD – House Speaker Michael Madigan’s invitation to have his role in the Metra scandal scrutinized is turning attention an ethics law’s effectiveness. The Chicago Democrat is asking the Legislative Ethics

Continued from page A1 over several years up until she was 11 or 12, Marasco said. Walls also videotaped encounters with the second girl, one of which another fami-

Sycamore Ricardo Casarubias, 29, of Sycamore, was charged Sunday, July 28, with unlawful transportation of alcohol,

Commission to review whether he violated rules in asking Metra for a raise for an associate who raised campaign money for him. The commission said it will take up the case. But it is working with a 1967 law that critics say is too vague and lacks sufficient penalties. Legislative inspector general

Tom Homer said he hopes the case persuades lawmakers to strengthen the law he’s called a “toothless tiger.” Lawmakers have failed to pass a tougher law. Many argue the current legislation is sufficient and prevents political opponents from using it for witch hunts.

– Wire report

ly member reported seeing, Marasco said. Meanwhile, defense attorney Jack Slingerland emphasized that Walls denied the abuse. Slingerland challenged the effectiveness of the sexually dangerous person program and stressed that authorities wouldn’t recommend releas-

ing someone who denies the offenses against him. In opening statements Tuesday, Slingerland told jurors they needed to think about the danger, if any, that Walls presented today. “The only thing he’s been convicted of happened 20 years ago,” Slingerland said.

driving with no insurance, driving while license suspended, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to report an accident with property damage. Gerzon Jeovanni Lopez, 27, of Sycamore, was charged Wednesday, July 10, with aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence, having no valid driver’s license, having no vehicle insurance, improper lane usage and unlawful transportation of alcohol. Victor Manuel Deluna, 33, of Sycamore, was charged Monday, July 15, with domestic battery. Justin J. Turjanski, 27, of Barrington, was charged Saturday, July 27, with disorderly conduct.


administrator Julie Pryde’s phone started ringing. “I’ve probably already taken 30 calls in the last few months from people saying, ‘Can I come in and sign up for the Affordable Care Act?’ ” Pryde said. “There are a lot of questions out there, a lot of misinformation. And there are a lot of people who are absolutely ecstatic. I’ve seen many adult men who have never been to a doctor. I’m talking about working people.”

ELLEN L. HOYLE Born: Sept. 15, 1956 in Amboy, Ill. Died: July 29, 2013 in Dixon, Ill. DIXON – Ellen L. Hoyle, 56, of Dixon, Ill., died Monday, July 29, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Amboy, the daughter of Jack B. and Barbara (Lowrance) McKnight. She had worked as district manager for First Student in DeKalb since 1988. Ellen married Joseph L. Hoyle in Amboy on July 27, 1974. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rebecca “Becki” Hoyle; and son, Wayne Hoyle. Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Hoyle and John Hoyle, both of Dixon; two grandchildren, Joseph and Rebecca Hoyle; one sister, Sharon (Mike) Hess of Coal City; two brothers, Robert McKnight and Roy (Ronette) McKnight of Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was well liked and a friend to many. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with the Rev. John Kalebaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www. To sign the online guest book, visit

Born: Sept. 25, 1920 in Creston, Ill. Died: July 29, 2013 in DeKalb, Ill. MALTA – Marjorie Elizabeth Hutcheson, 92, of Malta, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Kishwaukee Hospital. Marjorie was born to John and Gertrude (Brown) Bue on Sept. 25, 1920, in Creston, Ill. She was united in marriage to Robert Hutcheson Sr. in DeKalb on June




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advocates aren’t surprised. They’re gearing up to enroll thousands of uninsured people who are spread out across about 1,000 square miles, including a university town and surrounding rural areas. Several county groups have federal and state grants to help enroll the uninsured, and are hiring and training people this summer. When a grant to the Champaign Urbana Public Health District was announced recently, chief


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cago, its suburbs and McLean County in central Illinois. Along with the report, the foundation released an interactive tool that people can use to zoom in on states to find how Medicaid and the uninsured will change, region by region. The report is based on an analysis of several years of U.S. Census Bureau survey data and simulates a world where the health law’s benefits have hit their peak. Champaign County health

16, 1943. Marjorie was a teacher and taught at the Stockton School. She graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College, earning her bachelor’s degree. She was a member of the Esmond Church and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Survivors include son, Robert J. (Ann) Hutcheson Jr. of Malta; grandson, James R. Hutcheson, of Esmond; and great-granddaughter, Rachel Hutcheson of Esmond. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Robert Hutcheson, Sr. The family especially appreciates the staff of DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center for their care and help and all those at Kishwaukee Hospital for their loving care of Marjorie. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, with the Rev. David Rogula officiating, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. A visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions be made to either the Esmond United Methodist Church or Greenview Cemetery Association. Burial will be at Greenview Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.olsonfh. com. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. Quiram Sycamore Chapel. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Dear Anthony Weiner: It’s time to go Dear Anthony Weiner: Just go. Don’t bother to explain. We’ve already heard enough. Just go. Don’t write a book about it. No tree should die for that. Just go. Don’t do a sit down with Oprah. She just had that couch cleaned. Just go. You want to redeem your name through public service? You want to use your gifts to help those in need? Wonderful. Very commendable. And Somalia is lovely this time of year. Make sure you get your shots. Now, can you just go? Please? Does it surprise you to hear that? Well, I am equally surprised to say it. America, after all, is the land of redemption, second chances and comebacks. We love nothing so much as the guy who beats long odds, the underdog who achieves the improbable, the loser who wins. That’s who we are. It is woven into our DNA. Our national history begins with a ragtag group of farmers defeating the mightiest military on Earth. The problem is, you remind us of something else that lately seems to be woven into our DNA: an incapacity for shame. You won’t know that word. It came into use before the 12th century, but you don’t hear it much anymore. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a painful emotion caused by

VIEWS Leonard Pitts consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety.” One sees little evidence of that consciousness in reality TV, cable news, politics – or you. Taking care to pinch both nostrils shut, let us review the record: After you tweeted an image of your sheathed but erect penis, after you lied and said you had done no such thing, after you finally copped to the truth, after your humiliated wife stood beside you, after you resigned from Congress in disgrace, after you went through therapy, after you posed with your wife and baby for People magazine last year and pronounced yourself committed to being a “better person,” we learn that you were still sending out explicit text messages and pictures all along. One of your sexting partners, a woman less than half your 48 years, was last seen, according to TMZ, leaving the offices of a pornographic movie producer. How much you want to bet the call is already out for a beak-nosed man with curly hair to, ahem ... “act” with her? Meanwhile, you have the scrotal audacity to come before the voters of the nation’s largest city and ask for a second chance. There are no words. The stunning arrogance of you, the

pathetic, ridiculous recklessness of you, are too breathtaking for words. Even in a nation where human hound dogs in public office have become sadly routine, you stand alone. It should tell you something that the Clintons – that includes Monica Lewinsky’s old boyfriend, Bill – are said to be disgusted by you. And that Eliot Spitzer – the New York governor whose career went boom because he patronized prostitutes – says he wouldn’t vote for you. That’s like a Kardashian calling you superficial. It’s up to New York City, of course, to pass judgment on you. But forgive the rest of us for being gobsmacked at your behavior, suggesting as it does that we now live in a nation where shame is rarer than a vampire’s T-bone steak. It gets a bad rap, but a little shame is a good thing now and again. You could use a little shame. Why not take this time to go find some? Don’t worry; we’ll handle everything on this end. We’ll sweep up for you. We’ll turn off the lights. We’ll take out the trash. You just need to do the one thing. Please, for your sake and for ours: Just go.

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


What do the Pope’s words on homosexuality mean? By Michael Brendan Dougherty Slate Magazine It’s refreshing when a man whose job titles include supreme pontiff and vicar of Christ says, “Well, who am I to judge?” The news wires have been buzzing since Pope Francis gave an informal interview to journalists on his airplane Monday and said: “A gay person who is seeking God, who is of good will – well, who am I to judge him?” He went on to say that homosexuals are “our brothers and sisters” who “should not be marginalized.” Did the pope just soften the church’s teaching on homosexuality? Not really. And even if he was somehow trying to do that, stray papal remarks don’t unwind the dogma of a church. But his words do mean something. And, unfortunately, the big, dumb, prefab debate over what Francis meant will obscure some of the more interesting questions about his papacy. The “Who? Me, judge?” quote came while his holiness was questioned about a “gay lobby” in the Vatican – a clique rumored to mostly protect each other’s interests rather than to advance an agenda. It’s likely that reporters and the pontiff also had in mind Father Ricca, who was recently appointed to a temporary position at the Vatican Bank. Depending on your view, Ricca has been exposed or smeared in Italian papers for being involved with men, and it has also been suggested his career has been saved from scandal by powerful friends in the alleged “gay lobby.” Conservative and traditionalist

Catholics have been anxious to point out that there’s no substantive change – no dogmatic evolution – signaled in Pope Francis’ remarks at all. They have a point. When Francis said that gays should not be marginalized, he was referring to the church’s Catechism. But what people are really responding to in this “Who am I?” quote is its “no big deal, man” spirit. The popular image of the church is that its fustian prelates are just plain uncomfortable even acknowledging homosexuality. Francis projects the serene confidence of an Episcopalian with four aces. Intentionally or not, his holiness has called into question the official (and mostly ignored) policy of the church set by the predecessor he is anxious to canonize, Pope John XXIII, who barred gays from the priesthood in 1961: “Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with the evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious danger.” But while conservatives bleat “it’s not news,” and liberals cheer “Good! More now, please” a lot of other interesting things from this interview and from Francis’ pontificate have been overlooked. For one thing, Pope Francis not only touted the impending canonizations of Pope John XIII and Pope John Paul II, but also the “causes” of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul I. Are we seriously to believe that every recent pope was a saint, even when the church has experienced unbelievable contraction and criminal scandal

under their pontificates? Reports are also coming out that Francis has, in principle, reversed the one major effort of his still-breathing predecessor, which was to give liberty to all priests to say the traditional Latin Mass, which had been practically suppressed after 1970. On Monday, it was reported that the Vatican has decreed that one religious order’s priests are now forbidden from saying the Old Mass unless they get explicit permission. The ruling reflects the pope’s style; Francis personally embraces a “strip-thealtars” mode of worship, which, of course, no one asks about. According to reports at the conclave, Cardinal Bergoglio was elected pope because he promised to reform the Curia, the group of clerical bureaucrats who run the Vatican. While generating a million headlines about gay priests on his plane he admitted that on the reform front, “It’s true that I haven’t done a lot yet.” That’s putting it lightly. Even by Italy’s standards, Pope Francis has let the discredited members of the previous administration hang on for a long time. In previous interviews Pope Francis has cast all responsibility for reform of the Vatican and its bank on committees he has appointed. He frequently reminds us that he isn’t interested in administrative details. Maybe someone in the all-too-credulous Vatican press corps could press him about that?

• Dougherty is national correspondent for the American Conservative. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine and other outlets.

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After pension reform (we pray there is an “after”), the next tough decision facing Illinois lawmakers concerns the temporary income-tax increase that is supposed to end by 2015. In 2011, a lame-duck General Assembly passed personal and corporate income-tax increases to help pay off a backlog of unpaid bills. The personal rate went For the record from 3 percent to 5 percent. The corporate rate went We support McSweeney’s from 4.8 percent to 7 pereffort to nip this progrescent. Funny, little progress sive-tax talk in the bud. has been made in paying off those overdue bills. The choices that lawmakers in Springfield will face: • Allow the increase to expire as scheduled and cut state spending by about $7 billion; • Cast a politically risky vote to make the increase permanent; • Or reform Illinois’ tax structure to create a progressive tax instead of the current flat tax. In a flat income-tax structure, everyone pays the same rate. In a progressive – or graduated – structure, higher earners pay a larger percentage of their income than lower earners. Some Democrats in Springfield are – not surprisingly – pushing for a progressive tax. However, any change from a flat tax would require amending the Illinois Constitution. It’s hard to believe Illinois’ business climate and financial well-being could get worse, but a progressive tax would be a disaster for Illinois. As state Rep. David McSweeney said: “It would be the final nail in the coffin for Illinois.” A progressive tax would further drive businesses out of the state. It would make attracting talented people to take jobs in Illinois more difficult. It’s another way for our state government to take more hard-earned money from Illinois workers and small business owners. North Carolina gets it. Earlier this month, North Carolina lawmakers agreed to overhaul its tax structure by, in part, eliminating its progressive tax and adopting a flat tax. It reduces the state’s personal and corporate income-tax rates. We support McSweeney’s effort to nip this progressive-tax talk in the bud. McSweeney, a Barrington Hills Republican, has introduced an anti-graduated income tax resolution (HR 241) in the House. Republicans Tom Demmer of Dixon and Robert Pritchard of Hinckley have signed on as co-sponsors. Lawmakers shouldn’t be looking at ways to get more money from Illinois taxpayers. They should be looking at ways to spend the revenue it does have coming in more wisely, and developing policy that makes the state more attractive to businesses, not less attractive.


Big Brother in the wings The U.S. government spends about $700 million a year to produce and broadcast articles, reports and commentary designed to reflect credit on itself and aimed at foreign audiences. Until July 1, it was not allowed to beam these products at Americans living in the United States. As a sponsor of the ban said, the government should not be allowed to aim its propaganda at U.S. citizens and taxpayers. That has all changed. Thanks to a law signed by President Obama in January, the ban on domestic dissemination of the products of the agency that oversees the government’s huge propaganda effort came to an end at the beginning of this month. The name of that agency is the “independent” Broadcasting Board of Governors or BBG. It may smack of paranoia to suggest that the initials really stand for Big Brother Government, but there is real cause for concern. To begin, the board is not truly independent. Its members are nominated by the president and approved by the Senate. There are supposed to be four from each major political party, plus the serving Secretary of State. That means that there will always be a tilt in favor of the policies of the White House. As it happens, today the position of board chairman is vacant, along with four other seats, leaving governance of the board to only four members, one of whom is Secretary of State John Kerry. Every day of the year we see American politicians of all stripes demonstrate their overriding concern for political power and winning elections by “spinning” facts their way. Giving the White House control, however indirectly, of a major broadcasting operation aimed at a domestic audience is an invitation for abuse. It is asking for trouble. The ban on domestic distribution of BBG’s products should be restored by Congress as quickly as possible. – The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)

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Wednesday will be warmer and more humid ahead of a cold front that will move through during the lateafternoon hours. No severe weather is expected along with only light amounts of rain. Thursday and most of Friday are looking nice, with slightly cooler-thannormal temperatures. Another cold front will push through Friday night with a few t-storms.









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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.17” Month to date ....................................... 1.03” Normal month to date ....................... 4.21” Year to date ......................................... 23.38” Normal year to date ......................... 21.48”

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Should new offense, or defense be bigger focus? TAKE 2 Is it the Bears offense we should be focused on? Or the defense? Hub Arkush and Tom Musick have differing points of view.

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Texas A&M freshman, Utah recruit die in crash Texas A&M said Tuesday that redshirt freshman Polo Manukainiu (above) and a friend who was joining the Utah football team this fall were among three people killed in a single-car rollover crash in the high desert of northern New Mexico, stunning both schools just days before fall practices begin. Manukainiu, a 19-year-old defensive lineman for the Aggies, and 18-year-old Utah recruit Gaius “Keio” Vaenuku were killed, officials from both schools said. The wreck happened Monday evening on U.S. 550 near Cuba, N.M., about 85 miles north of Albuquerque, as a group of five was returning from Salt Lake City to suburban Dallas, where three of them had ties to prep football power Trinity High School in Euless. The southbound 2002 Toyota Sequoia drifted off the sagebrush-lined highway, New Mexico State Police spokesman Emmanuel T. Gutierrez said. The driver, 18-year-old Siaosi Salesi Uhatafe Jr. of Euless, over-corrected, causing the vehicle to lose control and roll several times. Alcohol wasn’t involved and it appeared the driver was the only one wearing a seatbelt, investigators said. Manukainiu and 13-year-old passenger Andrew “Lolo” Uhatafe died at the scene after they were ejected from the vehicle, Gutierrez said. Vaenuku was pronounced dead in an ambulance that responded to the accident. The driver and his father, Salesi Uhatafe, were taken to the San Juan Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., and suffered only minor injuries, authorities said. Siaosi Uhatafe was a stepbrother of Manukainiu and, like Vaenuku, also is a Utah recruit. Manukainiu had apparently traveled to Salt Lake City for some relaxation, tweeting Sunday: “It’s always good to get away from the Texas Heat for the weekend. Utah got that breezeeeeeee.”

– Wire report

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Arkush: Alright Mr. Musick – geez, I feel like I’m working with Paul McCartney – it’s time to take a stand. With all that is new for the Bears this season, I think we all need to figure out where to look first. Marc Trestman arrives with a promise of the Bears franchise finally emerging from the stone age of the T-formation and scoring points the way the big boys do. And, of course, all

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Hub Arkush and Tom Musick face off eyes are on Jay Cutler. But the best talent on this club is still on the defensive side. Defense has been the hallmark of the Bears since gas was 10 cents a gallon, and with all the changes on that side of the ball we have to wonder, can they stay strong enough to compete? Bottom line, which side of the ball

do we need to focus on more? Musick: I get mistaken for Paul McCartney quite a bit. To be honest, I’m a little miffed that Queen Elizabeth hasn’t knighted me yet. Anyway, as for the Bears, give me defense. Give me defense or give me death. Didn’t Patrick Henry say that? Although offense is

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The 1981 Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team finished as the Little Ten Conference champions, the Peoria Tournament champions and finished with a 20-11 record.

Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer state berths push Royals to new heights By LUKE SRODULSKI

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t’s hard to locate a program’s greatest stretch of dominance when dominance is all the program knows. That’s just how it is for Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer; the players don’t seem to know how to lose. Since the program was started by Gene Cusic and Roy Dittman in 1970, the Royals have had just one losing season. Much of the credit must go to Larry Peppers. He coached H-BR from 1976 to 2006, and when he retired, he was the winningest coach in Illinois history with 571 victories.

AN UNUSUAL START Peppers was not your typical soccer coach. When he became an assistant in 1974, he had no prior experience with soccer, playing or coaching. “I never thought I’d be a soccer coach,” Peppers said. “They needed

This is the fourth in a seven-part series that takes a look back at some of the greatest sports teams from our local high schools. One team from DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hinckley-Big Rock, Kaneland, Hiawatha and Indian Creek will be featured in the series.

there were less than 100 boys soccer teams throughout the state, this also meant there was only one class and the Royals were routinely matched up against much schools with larger enrollments. “He was a tough coach,” said John Schleifer, a center forward under Peppers. “He knew how to get the best out of his players.”

UNRIVALED CHEMISTRY an assistant when I first got there, and I just said I’d do it because they were looking for somebody.” Peppers may have been new to the sport, but he had the passion and leadership that led to immediate success when he took over as the head man two years later. It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it, because in his fourth year as head coach, his team began the best threeyear stretch in program history. From 1979 to ’81, his teams qualified for three out of Peppers’ four state finals. While the teams may have been helped by the fact that

At the time, the IHSA hadn’t set regulations on the number of games that teams could play, so the Royals would travel downstate to play in tournaments at Peoria and Granite City. There, they would face some of the state’s toughest competition, namely Granite City South, which won six consecutive titles from 1976 to 82. For the school without a football team, soccer was everything. The fans flocked to the matches with regularity, and the players had been on the field together since elementary school, so the chemistry was unrivaled. David Maxam, whose son,

Robert, played on H-BR’s state teams in 1980 and ’81, coached nearly all the players on club teams from the time they were eight years old until they graduated from H-BR. “We used to play in the Northern Illinois Soccer League in the summer, and then in the winter, we’d play indoors,” Maxam said. “So they were essentially playing just about all year long.” And once they were in high school, they were a well-oiled machine. In 1979, the Royals were coming off a 25-1-1 season, but they were knocked out early in the playoffs. This time around, H-BR rolled to the Little Ten Conference championship, then kept the momentum going to a regional title and a berth in the state finals. “I think the whole team and the coaches felt like we couldn’t be beat,” Schleifer said. “We had every intention of winning the whole thing when we went to states. We felt like we were unstoppable.”


Kaneland’s Zick chooses softball, St. John’s College softball programs interested in Kaneland’s Lauren Zick would do their typical homework on the speedy center fielder, and an obvious question would eventually arise: Why didn’t you play high school softball? Lauren Zick Zick is a marquee athlete in Kaneland’s girls track and field program, which conflicts with high school softball in the spring. Her answer was relatively straightforward. She loves track and field, and thought

the speed and explosion she gained through her track workouts transfer over to softball, anyway. Zick considered pursuing track in college until about midway through high school, when she decided softball would present her with the best opportunities. On Monday, the Kaneland senior committed to play Division-I softball at St. John’s University in New York. The Sugar Grove resident is a three-time state qualifier in track and field at Kaneland, where she specializes in the long jump, the 400-meter run and sprint relays. “I have a great relationship with everyone on the

VIEWS Jay Schwab track team and they’ve done so much for me,” Zick said. “I’ve really had a good time and I’ve enjoyed it a lot, I really do. It’s hard to have to pick one sport for college but unfortunately it had to be done eventually.” Despite forgoing high school softball, Zick still has had plenty of game experience in the sport. She’s played travel softball in various programs for years, most recently this summer with the New Lenox Lightning.

Zick, a left-handed hitting slapper, bats leadoff for the Lightning. She said St. John’s embraces the aggressive style of base running she enjoys. “Obviously with my speed, running bases is a big part of my game so they encouraged that and teach that there,” said Zick, who also played basketball her first two years at Kaneland. “That was probably one of the biggest things I liked about them.” In addition to St. John’s, Zick said she considered Illinois, Northern Illinois and Indiana State. Relocating from Sugar Grove to Queens in New York

City next year will provide a drastic change of scenery for Zick, who came away looking forward to “starting a new life out in New York” after a recent trip to campus. “When I went out and visited, I saw completely different cultures, different types of ethnicities I’ve never seen before. I heard tons of different languages – it was really cool, actually,” Zick said. “I really enjoyed it because I’m a really outgoing person. I love experiencing new things.”

• Jay Schwab is a Shaw Media sports editor. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or


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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.

Kishwaukee Valley Storm to hold tryouts this month The Kishwaukee Valley Storm will hold its annual fastpitch softball tryouts Aug. 10,11, 17 and 18. The tryouts will be held at Sycamore Community Park. Pitchers and catchers at the 10U, 12U and 14U age levels will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 and 11 while position players will start at 9:30 a.m. On Aug. 17, pitchers and catchers start at 4 p.m. while position players begin at 4:30 p.m. Pitchers and catchers at the 16U and 18U age levels start at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 while position players begin at 1:30 p.m. On Aug. 18, pitchers and catchers begin at noon while position players start at 12:30 p.m. Registration opens 30 minutes before times listed and players may attend as many trouts as they are able to attend. There is no cost to tryout. Age levels are based on a player’s age Dec. 31, 2013. Registration forms are available at and any questions may be directed to

Rutgers to retire LeGrand’s No. 52 NEWPORT, R.I. – Rutgers has not handed out No. 52 since Eric LeGrand last wore it – the day he was injured during a game and left paralyzed. Now, until LeGrand walks again, no one will wear that number for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers announced Tuesday that LeGrand’s jersey will be the first retired by the program that played college football’s first game in 1869. “This is a dream come true,” LeGrand said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “To be the first one to have his number retired is unreal.” LeGrand and his No. 52 will be honored in a ceremony Sept. 14 when Rutgers plays at home against Eastern Michigan. LeGrand broke two vertebrae in October 2010 while making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army. He was left paralyzed from the shoulders down and has had to use a wheelchair since leaving the hospital, but has made enough progress in his rehabilitation to stand upright with the help of a metal frame. The 22-year-old said he now has gotten his left wrist to twitch and the strength in his back has returned to the point where he can more easily sit up by himself.

Moses of U.S. running for WADA president LONDON – Former Olympic hurdles great Edwin Moses of the United States has entered the race to become the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles submitted his candidacy last week to become the third – and likely final – contender for the job, the IOC said Tuesday. – Staff, wire reports

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct 60 45 .571 58 48 .547 51 51 .500 45 57 .441 40 64 .385 East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 64 43 .598 Boston 64 44 .593 Baltimore 59 48 .551 New York 55 50 .524 Toronto 48 57 .457 West Division W L Pct Oakland 63 43 .594 Texas 57 49 .538 Seattle 50 56 .472 Los Angeles 48 56 .462 Houston 35 70 .333 Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota White Sox

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The White Sox’s Andre Rienzo pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday in Cleveland. The White Sox lost, 7-4. Go to to read more about Tuesday’s game.


1st-year GM Hahn under microscope By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Chicago Sun-Times CLEVELAND – You’re White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, and everyone invested in your team in one form or another wants to know what you’re going to do. Today is the final day of the nonwaiver trade period, an immensely important day for the Sox Fixer Upper. Fans don’t trust his judgment, because they don’t have much to go on, and all they’ve seen is a guy who maybe should have read more into his team’s 5-11 fade down the stretch that dropped the Sox out of first place. They weren’t all that excited about the 117 days spent in first place last season, and maybe Hahn shouldn’t have been, either. And now they’re trusting his judgment with the sizable trading chips he holds – Jake Peavy and Alex Rios to name two – to fix this mess of a team that is 45-74 since Sept. 17, a dreadful .378 winning percentage. Peavy, who has watched him

Peavy traded Reports indicate White Sox starter Jake Peavy has been traded to the Red Sox. Go to to read more. closely, feels sorry for Hahn. “His first year having the reins, and to have to go through this in your first year, it’s not easy,’’ Peavy said. “I know it has taken a toll on him. He’s competitive. He’s got pride as we all have in our jobs and he wants to win and do what’s best for the organization. It’s not easy on him. You can see it in his eyes when you talk to him.’’ Today is perhaps the biggest day of Hahn’s young GM career. He has traded Matt Thornton and Jesse Crain with very little to show in return, at least for now. The expected returns if Peavy and Rios are traded will be much, much more in the way of prospects or major league players. It’s a day of hope for Sox fans, most of whom don’t want

to see Hahn hold Peavy till the offseason and risk a drop in value in the event he gets hurt. Peavy, eager as can be to move to a contender and pitch in meaningful games as soon as possible, was moved off his meaningless start for the Sox on Tuesday. Andre Rienzo was called up from Triple-A to take his place, and to keep Peavy’s value at its ceiling and to get Rienzo on the road to being a contributor, possibly a piece of the starting rotation in 2014 if Peavy is gone. That’s what it’s come to for the Sox, who are sellers instead of buys at the deadline for the first time in a long, long while. “It’s hard to be mad when we did it to ourselves,’’ first baseman Adam Dunn said. “Personally, is it going to [stink]? Yeah. Is it going to [stink] for the team? Yeah. “If anybody in here gets traded – or if you don’t and want to – you can’t be mad at anybody in the organization because we did it to ourselves. I know how this works. Does it [stink]? Yes. But it could have easily been

avoided if we had been what we were supposed to be.’’ So where is Peavy headed if Hahn moves him? A major league source said the Arizona Diamondbacks make the most sense because Arizona GM Kevin Towers had Peavy in San Diego. The source also said Oakland, Atlanta and Boston are still possibilities and not to rule out Texas because “they want the ring and have the deepest [farm] system.’’ Hahn is holding out for the best deal possible, and that would involve not eating much of the nearly $20 million that remains on Peavy’s contract between now and the end of 2014. “The next 24 hours will be a relief on us all when we have some direction on what my future holds. “I’m not going to be shocked or overwhelmed by anything that happens.’’ • Daryl Van Schouwen is a

sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Write to him at dvanschouwen@suntimes. com.


DeKalb/Sycamore Church Softball League title game set DAILY CHRONICLE Rain postponed the DeKalb/Sycamore Church Softball League semifinals Friday night, but both games finished Monday. Sycamore St. Mary scored nine runs over the first three innings on its way to a 10-6 win against Hope Community in the first semifinal. Trevor Mathey and Will Strack homered and Ted Strack got the win by pitching five innings. Bethel Assembly cruised to a 13-2 win over Christ Community I in the second semifinal. Kyle Szychlinski and Dan Schroeder each went 3 for 4 with three runs scored for Bethel and David Harbecke got the win by throwing a complete game Jeff Maveus went 3 for 4 for Christ Community I. Sycamore 1st Baptist also rolled to an 8-2 win over Sycamore Methodist to claim fifth place. Bruce Miller threw a complete game for the win and was supported offensively by James High’s two doubles. The championship and third-place games will be played Friday at Sycamore Park.

SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY POINTS STANDINGS SUPER LATE MODELS Name Town Pts. 1. Charlie Olson Kingston 163 2. Jeff Kerley Elgin 150 3. Reno Markham Kirkland 122 4. Matt Fabrizius DeKalb 111 5. Jay Brendle Kirkland 106 6. Pete Hatch Maple Park 100 7. Jeff LeSage Burlington 94 8. Jason Kruse LITH 89 9. Chris Thielsen Elgin 59 10. Cory Davis Sheridan 50 LATE MODELS Car No. Name Town Pts. 1. 20 Tim Ludke St. Charles 143 2. 70 DJ Markham Marengo 138 3. 10 Jordan Jackowiak DeKalb 135 4. OO Danny Markham Marengo 125 5. O2 Matt McCain Aurora 106 6. 54 Cory McKay St. Charles 103 7. 46 Rick Walters Elgin 84 8. 38 Greg Hancock Gilberts 70 9. 44 Kathleen O’Shields St. Charles 63 10. 80 Steve Cornett LITH 45 SPECTATOR Car No. Name Town Pts. 1. 4c Mike Cunz Cortland 22 T-2. 56c Scott Vetter Union 19 T-2. 95x Ryan Decker Palatine 19

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Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 7, White Sox 4 Baltimore 4, Houston 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Boston 8, Seattle 2 L.A. Angels at Texas (n) Kansas City at Minnesota (n) Toronto at Oakland (n) N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games White Sox (Peavy 8-4) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 6:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3) at Detroit (Verlander 10-8), 12:08 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 8-11) at Oakland (Colon 14-3), 2:35 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-8) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-4), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 7-8) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-3), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 10-4) at Boston (Lackey 7-8), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-7) at Texas (M.Perez 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 10-7) at Minnesota (Correia 7-7), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games White Sox at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Arizona at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Monday’s Results Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1 Cleveland 3, White Sox 2 Texas 4, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland 9, Toronto 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 63 42 .600 St. Louis 62 42 .596 Cincinnati 59 48 .551 Cubs 48 57 .457 Milwaukee 45 61 .425 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 62 45 .579 Washington 52 55 .486 Philadelphia 50 56 .472 New York 47 56 .456 Miami 40 64 .385 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 56 48 .538 Arizona 54 52 .509 Colorado 51 57 .472 San Diego 49 58 .458 San Francisco 46 59 .438

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Tuesday’s Results Milwaukee 6, Cubs 5, Game 1 Milwaukee at Cubs, Game 2 (n) Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1, 11 inn., Game 1 Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 11, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2, 10 inn. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Game 2 (n) Cincinnati at San Diego (n) N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-10) at Cubs (E.Jackson 6-11), 7:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3) at Detroit (Verlander 10-8), 12:08 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-10) at San Diego (Stults 8-9), 2:40 p.m. San Francisco (Gaudin 4-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-7), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 13-6) at Pittsburgh (Locke 9-3), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 7-8) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-3), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 7-3) at Atlanta (Minor 10-5), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0) at Miami (H.Alvarez 1-1), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 11:40 a.m. Arizona at Texas, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Monday’s Results Milwaukee 5, Cubs 0 Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 9, Colorado 8, 10 inn. N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 5 San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1

Indians acquire LHP from Cards

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Sycamore 1st Baptist’s Nate Miller bats against Sycamore Methodist in the fifth-place game.

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53t Matt Schuch St. Charles 66xx Megan Decker Palatine POWDER PUFF Car No. Name Town 1. 29 Cortney Brancecum St. Charles 2. 92J Mallory Jackson St. Charles 3. 73j Linda Sparks Belvidere 4. 42 Amy Memoli Carol Stream 5. 10 Mickee Runge Lake Zurich COMPACT Car No. Name Town 1. 11x Mike Cunz Cortland T-2. 42 Tadd Reiter Waterman T-2. 33 Justin Colley Aurora 4. 92 Eddie Brown Sandwich 5. 10 Mickee Runge Lake Zurich 23 6. 81c Brian Modaff Elgin FULL SIZE DEMO Car No. Name Town 1. 95x Ryan Decker Palatine 2. 66x Jerry Decker Palatine 3. 10x Tyler Fabrizius Maple Park COMPACT DEMO Car No. Name Town T-1. 53 Gary Mondus N/A T-1. 92 Eddie Brown Sandwich 4. 03x Dale Markham Maple Park SATURDAY’S RESULTS SUPER LATE MODELS

18 14 Pts. 67 65 33 22 21 Pts. 50 34 34 33 18 Pts. 15 8 2 Pts. 3 3 2

Race Car No. Fast Time 28 Trophy Dash 15 Heat 1 23 Heat 2 20J Semi Feat 23 Feature Race Race Car No. 1st 15 2nd 28 3rd 615 4th 13 5th 14I 6th 27C 7th 23X 8th 25 9th 20J 10th 27

Name Charlie Olson Jay Brendle Brian Albus Reno Markham Brian Albus

Town Kingston Kirkland Big Rock Kirkland Big Rock

Name Jay Brendle Charlie Olson Matt Fabrizius Jeff Kerley Brandon Hoffeditz Cory Davis Danny Deutsch Pete Hatch Reno Markham Hal Davis POWDER PUFF Car No. Name 29 Cortney Brancecum

Town Kirkland Kingston DeKalb Elgin Belvidere Sheridan Marseilles Maple Park Kirkland Sheridan

Cortney Brancecum Malory Jackson Linda Sparks COMPACT Car No. Name 11X Mike Cunz

St. Charles St. Charles Belvidere

Race Heat 1 Feature Race 1st 29 2nd 92J 3rd 73J Race Heat 1 Feature Race 1st 11X

Mike Cunz

CLEVELAND – The Indians believe they’ve found the right reliever to fix their issue against left-handed hitters. Cleveland acquired lefty Marc Rzepczynski from St. Louis on Tuesday, adding an experienced veteran to a bullpen that has struggled all season to retire lefties. Indians’ left-handers have a 6.47 ERA. To get Rzepczynski, the Indians sent minor league infielder Juan Herrera to the Cardinals.


AUTO RACING AT SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY Car No. 28 13 20jr 615 15 25 12 47 44 27c

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Mickee Runge Randy Overby LATE MODELS Race Car No. Name Fast Time 80 Steve Cornett Trophy Dash OO Danny Markham Heat 1 36 Gilbert Brewer Heat 2 59 Joe Sadoski Semi Feat 46 Rick Walters Feature Race 1st 10 Jordan Jackowiak 2nd 70 DJ Markham 3rd 20 Tim Ludke 4th OO Danny Markham 5th O2 Matt McCain 6th 59 Joe Sadoski 7th 30 Derek Walker 8th 36 Gilbert Brewer 9th 46 Rick Walters 10th 83 Mike Karels SPECTATOR Race Car No. Name Heat 1 49T Ryan Harrington Feature Race 1st 49T Ryan Harrington 2nd 52 Cody Brewer 3rd 10 Mickee Runge

Lake Zurich Hanover Park Town LITH Marengo Genoa Marengo Elgin DeKalb Marengo St. Charles Marengo Aurora Marengo Marengo Genoa Elgin N/A Town Genoa Genoa Belvidere Lake Zurich

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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Judge: 3 Penn State ex-officials to stand trial The ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. – Penn State’s ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a court ruling that promises to prolong the media attention and court battles casting a shadow over the university. Prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-Presi-

dent Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley, District Judge William Wenner concluded. Wenner called it “a tragic day for Penn State University.” The men engaged in a “conspiracy of silence,” the lead state prosecutor, Bruce Beemer, said during his closing argument. They covered up their failure to tell police about a 2001 allegation that Sandusky was molesting a boy in a university locker room shower, despite know-

ing that police investigated complaints about Sandusky showering with boys in 1998, Beemer said. “When they were finally asked about [the 1998 investigation], it was 2011 and what happened in the interim?” Beemer said. The key testimony centered on a series of emails among the three defendants that discussed the 1998 and 2001 cases and the account of Mike McQueary, a former team assistant and quarterback who said he had immediately told Schultz, Curley

and the late longtime football coach Joe Paterno that he had seen Sandusky molesting a boy – dubbed Victim 2 in court documents – in the shower in 2001. Sandusky’s conviction includes charges for molesting the boy known as Victim 5 in court papers in those showers a mere six months later, sexually abusing Victim 3 around the same period and molesting Victims 1 and 9 in later years. Sandusky, a defensive coordinator under Paterno until his retirement in 1999,

was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse and received a 30- to 60-year state prison term. He maintains his innocence and is appealing. Anthony Lubrano, a Penn State trustee who watched the two days of testimony, said he had not expected Wenner to throw out the case, given the low level of evidence necessary to send the case to trial. However, he said, “if you get an unbiased jury [at a trial], it’ll be hard to get those charges to stick.” Maribeth Roman Schmidt,

a spokeswoman for the alumni watchdog group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, said it was premature to comment in detail because testimony wasn’t offered in its entirety at the preliminary hearing. “We’re in full support of due process, uncovering all the facts and the truths related to the case,” she said. Her group has been critical of the decisions of trustees during the outbreak of the scandal in November 2011, including Paterno’s firing and how it was handled.


Helping young Cubs transition By MAREK MAKOWSKI After the Los Angeles Dodgers sent reliever Matt Guerrier to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol on July 2, Guerrier embraced the opportunity that came with his new club. “When I came here, I had an opportunity to pitch a little bit more,” the 34-year-old said. “It’s good, if things aren’t going the way you want to, to get a fresh start.” Since moving to the Cubs, Guerrier, who struggled with the Dodgers, has sliced his ERA in half and improved his performance as a late-game reliever on all fronts. But, as one of the many new names on the slowly growing team, he isn’t alone. Just this month, the Cubs have acquired 21 players. Those players are taking advantage of what they’ve been given: a new start on a dynamically changing ballclub, one whose general manager projects will be a World Series contender in a handful of years. “You go in with a clean slate and an open mind to go forward and help the team win,” reliever Kevin Gregg said, “so that helps guys get a fresh start.” Gregg, who’s now been with five major league teams, pitched for the Baltimore Orioles in the two seasons before the Cubs signed him in April. Then, his ERA floated in the 4s. This year, it’s fallen to a sturdy 2.68. Gregg thinks he’s improved because of the new location and after his quick transition to the clean setting. “It just takes time,” he said. “You pretty much know everybody across the field anyways, so it makes an easy transition.” The latest Cub to make the transition is right-hander Jake Arrieta, who made his first start with the Cubs on Tuesday night. Arrieta’s debut was favorable – he smothered Milwaukee in a two-hit no-decision – and part of that is because of the new team, he says. Arrieta, who left Baltimore and his 7.23 ERA in a trade earlier this month. When starting with a new ballclub, players have realized their chance to build from the ground, but with

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The Cubs’ Junior Lake watches his ball during the fifth inning in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.


Sveum realistic about Samardzija By MAREK MAKOWSKI

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The Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva pitches during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. The Brewers defeated the Cubs, 6-5, in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Go to to read more about Game 2. the Cubs, they also noticed a change in culture. “I didn’t feel that [L.A.’s] staff had a lot of confidence in me, so I tried ... to prove to them something that I didn’t have to,” Guerrier said. “When I came here, I felt that I was wanted and trusted to just go out there and do what I normally do.” Nate Schierholtz, the Cubs’ right fielder, is in the midst of a career-best season after leaving the Giants in

the offseason. He’s also noticed the Cubs’ baseball culture and is thankful for the atmosphere in which he’s playing. “I think there’s always the element where you want to show them what you can do especially when you come off the bench most of your career,” he said. “For me, it was getting comfortable here quick, which I was able to because there are a lot of great guys, good clubhouse, good

coaching staff.” Schierholtz could be one of the Cubs dealt by the deadline, which means he might have to start over, all over again. Nonetheless, he’s still thankful for his time in Chicago. “They’ve treated me great [and] given me everything I could ask for as far as opportunities to play a lot,” he said. “I’m thankful for that, and I’m trying to make the most of my opportunity.”

As today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline approached, speculation rose as to whether the Cubs will continue to deal star players like ace Jeff Samardzija. Before the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Brewers, Cubs manager Dale Sveum voiced his opinion. “It’s not that realistic,” he said. “I think it’s very, very far-fetched to think you’ve got a guy under control for that long, and possibly a number one guy, to do anything with.” Samardzija leads Cubs starters in strikeouts (146) and is second in wins (6). He is under contract until 2016. Baker progresses: Cubs righty Scott Baker began his rehab stint in a Class A Kane County start two weeks ago. On Monday, he threw 65 pitches in three innings, a cautionary sign after allowing 13 runs in his first three games. “[He’s throwing] a little better,” Sveum said. “He’s still not getting the quick outs.” After not starting a major league game in two years, the 31-year-old is signed to earn $5.5 million this year.

Tradition of success remains with Royals • HIGHLIGHTS Continued from page B1 That momentum carried into the quarterfinals, where they crushed Niles North, 7-1. Schleifer scored twenty seconds into the match and, by the end, a state record had been set for combined goals in the state finals. The team ultimately lost their next match to the eventual champions, Granite City South, and finished with a 27-5-1 record. The next year’s team was led by a dynamic senior duo, midfielder Peter Rask-Nielsen, a Danish foreign ex-

change student, and forward Kevin Schmidt. Rask-Nielsen scored 36 goals and had 36 assists on the season, while Schmidt scored 62 goals. “They were dynamite,” Maxam said. “We were a small school, but because of them, we got to be one of those teams that everybody wanted to play.” The Royals once again made the state finals, but their run was halted by Hinsdale South. The 2-0 loss ended their year at 26-4-1, but it was still a historic season. Schmidt not only was H-BR’s first All-State player, but he also set a then-state

record with 121 career goals, accomplishing the feat in just three varsity seasons.

SETTING A STANDARD Even after graduating their best two players, the program didn’t suffer. The Royals once again made it to the final eight, and their fans were with them at every step. “The support was fantastic,” Peppers said. “There would be a caravan following us on those trips. We’d stay at a Holiday Inn, and there would be the parents and fans.” The three-year run ended with a 3-0 defeat to Collinsville, which went on to lose

to Granite City South in the finals. Although the Royals’ next state finals appearance wouldn’t come for another 22 years, the tradition of success was there to stay. What showed in the team’s records started with the team’s mentality. It was a mindset of persistence and toughness that was seen in the players, but started with Peppers. “The players always understood that the program was a tough one and that you had to work hard,” Peppers said. “If you were going to be on a Hinckley-Big Rock team, you were going to earn it.”

Although his return is projected to be a month away, Sveum has no worries about his rotation. “We’re not too concerned because we don’t have a need right now,” he said. “It’s just kind of a slow development for him right now. We’re okay with things progressing at this rate.”

Lake promising in potential role: David DeJesus, who played center field with the Kansas City Royals in the mid-2000s, shifted to first base in the past few years. This season, with Anthony Rizzo growing at first base, he moved back to his old position. Junior Lake, the Cubs’ up-and-coming left fielder, is a potential replacement. “He’s the kind of guy that you want covering a lot of space,” he said. “Outfield takes a lot of reps to get going out there.” Lake has done well in the outfield to this point, committing two errors in 98 innings. A potential shift to center field might be beneficial to the Cubs, according to Sveum. “It looks like you can get more experience, whether it’s winter ball or spring training,” he said. “He’s only going to get better out there.”

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The one position on the Bears roster that is set as one of the best units in the league is running back. If Matt Forte can stay healthy he is practically guaranteed a second straight trip to the Pro Bowl. There isn’t another offense in the league that will value a back who can both run and catch the way Mark Trestman’s scheme will and Forte’s as good a receiver out of the backfield as you’ll find. Michael Bush would start for some clubs and even Armando Allen as the No. 3 and Tony Fiammetta at FB appear safe.


Safety is a different story. Major Wright and Chris Conte will start but both have plenty to prove. Craig Steltz should be safe as the No. 3 but he’s still a question mark in coverage and Brandon Hardin, Tom Zbikowski and Anthony Walters are battling for a fourth spot while none inspire great confidence in their play.


With all the focus early on Sedrick Ellis, Turk McBride and Jamaal Anderson, Kyle Moore, a former Buffalo Bill is the player to watch for the fourth defensive end spot.

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Linebacker Lance Briggs runs during the second day of practice at Bears training camp Saturday in Bourbonnais.

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New faces at linebacker With Urlacher and others gone, group takes on different look By KEVIN FISHBAIN BOURBONNAIS – No group on the Bears has a more curious dynamic than the linebackers after a major facelift in the offseason. Future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher retired. Nick Roach, who started almost every game in three of the past four seasons, signed with the Raiders. Phil Emery decided to double-down in replacing the pair, signing veterans D.J. Williams and James Anderson, then drafting Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene. Special-teams ace Blake Costanzo returns, but this group has a completely different look, including Lance Briggs, who is now taking Urlacher’s role as the playcaller. One returning starter, two veterans on one-year deals and two draft picks. Four newcomers who all figure to factor into this year’s team help make up the Bears’ linebacker room. “I think it’s a good mix. You’ve got a lot of older guys that are veterans that have been around for a while. You’ve got a good mix of young guys that are really good players. I think it’s going to work out well,” said Anderson, who started every game he played for the Panthers but one over the past three seasons. While Anderson and Williams will try to prove themselves on one-year deals, they are also charged with using their vast experience to help Bostic and Greene, the Bears’ future at the position. The teaching goes both ways, though, as Williams explained. “We’re teaching them things, but at the same time we’re learning things from them because it’s a constant change in the sport,” he said. Briggs, the seven-time Pro Bowler, has missed only four games in his 10 seasons with the Bears. He has a new role on the field, and told reporters he hasn’t called plays since college and has had to be more vocal. With Urlacher gone, Briggs is not only the playcaller, he is the clear-cut leader in the linebackers room. “I think Briggs has done a good job as the leader in there embracing everybody,” said linebackers coach Tim Tibesar, who is making his debut as an NFL assistant this season and is watching his veteran linebackers help the youngsters. “Certainly on the field you see it, they’ll grab a guy and pull him to the side after a play and give him a coaching point,” he said. “It’s great to see the veterans help those young guys out. That’s going to make us better.”

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The Bears’ James Anderson (right) works with Michael Bush during minicamp April 18 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. Greene, a fourth-round pick and backto-back Big East Defensive Player of the Year, has enjoyed working with and learning from the three veterans. “The room is great. It’s a bunch of guys who care about the big picture, and that’s winning and helping each other. Guys aren’t selfish, guys aren’t me-me-me guys,” he said. “We all try to give feedback in to help one another out. The camaraderie and chemistry that has developed, it’s nice to have that in our room.” For defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, the linebacker room is as new to the team as he is, coming from Jacksonville

but keeping generally the same defense that was so successful under Lovie Smith. Tucker enthusiastically described the group. “I tell you what, it’s competitive in that room, but they do work with each other and they’re a fun group to be around,” he said. “A loose group, but they take tremendous pride in their ability to play the game and so as a coach, when you walk in a room like that you have to be on top of it. “We go into meetings at one level and we come out at a higher level, and that’s because of those guys.”

Continued from page B1 As far as the Bears “D,” it won’t matter what they do if Cutler and company can’t move the chains and find the end zone. Beyond that, one could argue the whole Phil Emery regime is on the hook if his surprising hire at head coach doesn’t turn out to be the offensive savant he’s been billed as. I’d say it’s all eyes on the offense. Musick: Paul Giamatti, I like that. Who could forget his iconic performances in “Thunderpants” and “Big Momma’s House”? And I guess “Sideways” was all right, too. I get what you’re saying about the Bears’ offense, but this team will go sideways (or worse) if the defense slips from its top-10 form. I want to see Henry Melton duplicate his 2012 performance as the Bears’ best three-technique since a young Tommie Harris. I want to see Julius Peppers and Corey Wootton force quick passes that allow the secondary to capitalize. I want to see the defense wear the, um, thunderpants. Arkush: I have no comeback for “Thunderpants.” Set point to Musick, but this match isn’t over. If the Bears offensive lineman don’t start blocking like the big mommas they’re being paid to be, and at least get opposing pass rushers and tacklers going sideways, Cutler, Forte, Bush and company are all going to be Mr. Dirty-Pants. Keep it out of the gutter guys, I’m talking grass stains! Seriously folks, even if the defense overachieves, it’s not going to score nine TDs again this year, and you can only win so many games 10-7. Top that, Mr. Smarty Pants. Musick: Grass stains! Oh, man, my mind went straight to the gutter. I couldn’t help it. You make good points about the Bears’ need for big-momma blockers. It would be foolish for me to argue otherwise. But scanning the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers averaged 27.1 points a game in 2012. The Minnesota Vikings averaged 23.7 points a game. The Detroit Lions averaged 23.3 points a game. The Bears defense needs to keep

Training camp schedule DATE Today Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 10 Aug. 11 Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug. 14

Practice time 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 is online Check it out, bookmark it and make it your homepage for Bears coverage going forward. Shaw Media’s Bears coverage has reached a new level and we hope you enjoy it. We’ll be on top of every minute of training camp and the upcoming season on your new 24/7 home for Bears football, led by one of the most trusted names in both Bears and pro football coverage. those totals in the high teens or low 20s, because I don’t think Jay Cutler & Co. want to get involved in weekly shootouts. Arkush: At this point you probably have the lead on clever references, but I’m sure I’ve got you whipped on the facts. So here’s my closing statement, and I’ll give you the last shot at a miracle comeback. Everyone loves a moment of triumph. Unfortunately, everyone plus one seems to love a train wreck. Jay Cutler is going to be one or the other by the end of this season. While the defense has it’s points of interest, for drama, spectacle and intrigue, what could be more interesting and important than finding out finally whether Cutler is going to be the next John Elway or the next Jeff George? Musick: I have no miracle comeback. Now, I know what Jeff George feels like.


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Swap salad greens for fruit

Chickpea And Nectarine Salad

Refreshing summer meals can be substantial and kid-friendly By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press Like so many kids, my 8-year-old son is no fan of green vegetables. Or at least that’s what he moans any time I insist he force down yet more salad at dinner. So recently, I decided to blow his mind. I decided to create a salad he would love. A salad that didn’t immediately trigger eye rolls and complaints. It ended up being easier than I thought. Step No. 1 – ditch the greens. I’m not saying the kid gets a free pass on having to eat leafy greens. But for this salad, we’d give them a break. Step No. 2 – start with something he loves. For my boy, that means steak. He’d live on it if he could. As a result, we tend to always have some variety of steak kicking around, often a lean and flavorful bison steak or flank or something of that nature. And since this is a cold salad, leftover steak from last night’s barbecue is just perfect. Step No. 3 – pair it with something fresh, something that has some acid and sugar to cut through the meatiness. In this case, fresh mango. But strawberries, diced apples, even sliced peaches would work, too. With the heavy lifting done, building the rest of the salad was simple. I diced radishes and red onion (super finely diced to make them less objectionable to the little guy) and added some chopped cucumber (the one green vegetable he says is not offensive). Dress it all with a simple, yet robust blend of toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar and chili paste (or you could use any bottled vinaigrette you prefer), and we had a salad we all could love. “That’s not a salad,” my son said as he sat down to my creation for the first time.

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“Yes, it is.” So he tried some, albeit with a puzzled expression on his face. “It’s good. But it’s not a salad.” Whatever. For the steak, I like to use bison because it is extremely lean and naturally organic. But any leftover cooked steak is easily substituted. The trick is to slice it as thinly as possible. The steak should have just a hint of chew in the salad; large hunks will be too tough.

Chili Mango-Beef Salad Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 2 Two 6-ounce bison or other steaks, cooked as desired and cooled 1 large mango, peeled, pitted and diced 1 medium cucumber, chopped 2 red or Easter egg radishes, finely minced 1/2 small red onion, finely minced 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 2 teaspoons garlic-chili paste (or substitute a dash or so of bottled hot sauce) 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil Kosher salt and ground black pepper Slice the steaks crosswise against the grain into strips as thin as possible. Roughly chop the strips to create bite-size pieces. In a large bowl, combine the steak, mango, cucumber, radishes and onion. Toss well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic-chili paste and sesame oil. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, then toss well. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition information per serving: 310 calories; 50 calories from fat (16 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 105 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 39 g protein; 590 mg sodium.

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Choices create salad full of flavor By ALISON LADMAN • The Associated Press


aving salad for dinner may sound boring, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s easy to toss together a delicious (and nutritious) salad that goes way beyond the lettuce-tomato-cucumber routine that becomes all too tiresome all too quickly. For our anything-but-boring salad, we started with the base. Hold the romaine and iceberg, we wanted something with a bit more interest. Not wanting to give up on greens altogether, we opted for a mixture of arugula and Swiss chard. Together, they make for a fantastic combination of peppery and colorful leafy greens. To go on the greens, we needed something zippy. Something with pizazz. Stone fruit packs a punch of flavor and brightness. We used nectarines, but plums or peaches would work just as well. Rounding out the salad, we added thinly sliced cucumber and celery for crispness. We really didn’t want to go the crouton route, but we still wanted some crunch. Nuts are another option, but we went with roasted chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). They pack a whole lot of fiber and protein and are easy to throw together. You just coat them in olive oil, add some seasonings, and toss them in the oven. To add just a little bit more oomph to your salad, top the whole thing off with one of the protein suggestions. Whichever you choose, you’ve got a flavor-packed salad that’ll keep you from getting bored.

Chickpea and Nectarine Salad Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 4 entree-size salads Two 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried with paper towels 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon curry powder, Old Bay or Cajun seasoning blend Salt and ground black pepper 4 tablespoons rice vinegar 4 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped 5-ounce package baby arugula 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced 3 nectarines, pitted and thinly sliced Protein suggestions: Soft-boiled or poached eggs Sliced cooked chicken breast Cooked shrimp Lightly seared and thinly sliced steak Marinated tofu or seitan Feta or halloumi (Greek grilling) cheese

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, toss the chickpeas with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the seasoning of choice, then a bit of salt and black pepper, as needed. Toss well to coat evenly, then spread the chickpeas in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes, then set aside to cool. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil, the rice vinegar, brown sugar and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the Swiss chard, arugula, cucumber, celery and nectarines. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, then toss gently to coat. Divide between 4 serving plates. Top with the roasted chickpeas and your choice of protein.

Nutrition information per serving: 470 calories; 170 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 19 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 63 g carbohydrate; 13 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 15 g protein; 380 mg sodium.

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Two healthy salads for summer Salad proves watermelon, feta better together EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd. Apples and cheddar? Sure. Pears and Stilton? You know it. But I was sure that watermelon was much too watery to stand up to the bold flavor of feta, no matter that everyone tends to love the interplay of sweet and salt in general, and that the combo is hugely popular in Egypt, Israel and throughout the Balkans. Well, those folks are right and I was dead wrong. Watermelon and feta are a great match – and they are at the center of this salad. I must confess I’ve only recently come to love watermelon. Part of the problem is it always seemed kind of monstrous. You brought one home from the supermarket, chopped it into hunks, and still had to empty out your whole refrigerator to store it. These days there are options. First, of course, we can buy it in pieces and sometimes by the slice. Secondly, there are now littler guys – seedless watermelons – so called because they contain only tender little edible seeds, much like the seeds in a “seedless” cucumber. The user-friendly new packaging aside, I also appreciate watermelon’s healthfulness. The aptly-named edible is in fact 92 percent water by weight, which is at the core of its unique ability to hydrate us. Finally – and duh! – it’s delicious, and particularly refreshing when accented with a spritz of citrus. With the watermelon, feta and cucumber in place, I

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filled out the salad with some dark bitter greens – namely arugula – and fresh herbs. You’re welcome to substitute watercress for the arugula, and any one of your favorite herbs for the mint and cilantro. As for the onion, there’s a way – if you have a little extra time – to abbreviate the lingering smell of it on your breath. Just soak the slices in a strainer set in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Then drain and dry it and add it to the salad. The whole process not only tamps down onion breath, it also makes the little rascals crispier and crunchier, too. The grilled pork tenderloin here plays the same role as the chicken or shrimp added to a Caesar salad – it turns a side dish into a meal. By the way, the tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of

pork. And so long as you don’t overcook it – and give it a bit of a rest before slicing – it will be tender and juicy. Now to the dressing, which teams up feta and buttermilk. Given its ability to provide creaminess (and tang) to a recipe without adding a ton of fat, buttermilk is one of my favorite cheating ingredients. And the feta is so flavorful – and its texture so pleasurable – that I crumbled some extra onto the finished salad. At the end, you’ll add some crunch in the form of homemade baked whole-wheat pita croutons. These are so easy to make, I never bother with the packaged varieties, which are usually deep-fried and loaded with fat. Voila, the perfect summer meal in a bowl. Refreshing and filling.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with WatermelonArugula Salad Start to finish: 50 minutes (25 minutes active) Servings: 4 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled, divided 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Ground black pepper Two 6-inch whole-wheat pita pockets Olive oil cooking spray Kosher salt 1-pound pork tenderloin, trimmed 3 cups arugula 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon 1 cup cubed seedless cucumber

Heat the grill to medium. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. While the grill and oven are heating, in a blender combine half of the feta, the lemon juice, buttermilk and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with pepper, then stir in the remaining feta. Set aside. Split each pita pocket into 2 rounds. Spray the rough sides of each round lightly with the cooking spray, then sprinkle lightly with salt. Cut each round into 8 triangles. On a rimmed baking sheet arrange the triangles in a single layer. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Spray the pork with the olive oil spray, then season it lightly with salt and pepper. Grill it directly over the heat, turning it a quarter turn at a time, until a thermometer inserted at the thickest part registers 140 degrees F. to 145 degrees F. for medium, about 6 minutes per

side. Transfer the pork to a plate, cover it loosely with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the arugula, onion, mint, cilantro, watermelon and cucumber. Add the pork juices from the resting pork to the feta dressing, whisking to incorporate. Place a mound of the salad on each of 4 plates. Slice the pork crosswise into rounds 1/2 inch thick and arrange a quarter of the slices on top of each mound of salad. Drizzle the dressing on top of the pork, then divide the pita croutons between the plates. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 370 calories; 120 calories from fat (32 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 100 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 33 g protein; 820 mg sodium.

A versatile and tangy salad with scallops as the star Be sure to store it in your refrigerator, along with all other nut and seed oils and all nuts and seeds. These items go rancid quickly. I round out this salad with a couple of other welcome summertime ingredients: cucumbers and mango. The greens are arugula, which I tend to favor in all seasons because of its peppery bite. Of course, spinach would be perfect here, as would any of your favorite greens. Just keep in mind that, in general, the darker the green, the more nutritious it is. Finally, if you’re not a fan of scallops, you can always swap in shrimp, chicken, pork or even tofu. Consider this recipe a template for dozens of variations.

By SARA MOULTON The Associated Press Scallops are the perfect summertime food – light, yet filling, flavorful, but also versatile enough to pair with all sorts of foods. In this case, with salad. I call for sea scallops here, which are available all summer long. But make sure to confirm the bivalves in question are “dry” scallops or “day boat” scallops. Both terms guarantee the scallops were harvested and brought right to market. Too often scallops are harvested at sea, shucked, and tossed into a wet solution containing phosphates, where they sit for days before making it to market. That solution preserves the scallops, but it also pumps them up with water. This means you’re paying for that liquid when you buy them by weight, and they’ll weep liquid and steam in the pan, instead of browning. This makes for a tough scallop, and you want them tender. For this recipe, I dip the scallops in flour before they’re sauteed to give them a little crunch. If you can find Wondra flour at the supermarket, grab it on sight and keep it in the cupboard for recipes like this. A venerable brand, Wondra was the flour my grandmother Ruth used to thicken gravies. It is a low-protein flour that has been treated (precooked) so it dissolves instantly in water without lumping up. (That’s what makes it wondra-ful.) The side benefit of Wondra is it provides a nice little crunch you wouldn’t get if you coated your scallops with all-purpose flour. This salad sports my version of the carrot-ginger dressing that’s standard at Japanese restaurants,

Warm Scallop Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 4

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which I’ve always found to be a delicious and refreshing change from oil and vinegar. As advertised, it’s based on raw carrot, then flavored with fresh ginger and toasted sesame oil. My version also features a little hot sauce. I don’t believe that’s in the classic version, but I like it as a way to counterbalance the natural sweetness of the carrot. This recipe yields a big batch of

the dressing, about 1¼ cups, which is more than you’ll need for the salad. However, it’ll last for several days, and is easily repurposed to grace chicken, fish, pork and grilled vegetables, not to mention a plain green salad. If you don’t have seasoned rice vinegar in the cupboard, just use plain rice vinegar and add a hefty pinch of sugar and a little salt to the dressing. One note about the sesame oil:

1 cup chopped carrot 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts kept separate 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 2 to 4 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce (or your favorite hot sauce) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided 1/4 cup water 1 pound sea scallops, tough muscle discarded and scallops patted dry Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/2 cup Wondra flour (or all-purpose) 6 cups arugula 2 cups chopped cucumber 1 mango (or 2 peaches or nectarines), peeled, pitted and chopped 1/2 cup toasted peanuts

In a blender, combine the carrot, ginger, white parts of the scallions, rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, sesame oil, 1/4 cup of the vegetable oil and the water. Puree until very smooth. Set aside. In a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sprinkle the scallops on both sides with salt and pepper, dip them lightly in the flour, coating them on both sides and shaking off the excess, then add them to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the scallops until they are just cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes a side (depending on the size of the scallops). Divide the arugula, cucumbers and mango among 4 salad bowls. Top the salads with the scallops, scallion greens and peanuts, then drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the dressing over each salad. Serve right away.

Nutrition information per serving of salad (without dressing): 330 calories; 130 calories from fat (39 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 35 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 27 g protein; 510 mg sodium. Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons of dressing: 70 calories; 60 calories from fat (86 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 0 g protein; 140 mg sodium. • Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”


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KC’s Johnson selected ICCTA president Bob Johnson of Waterman, chairman of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees, has been selected as the president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. He accepted the gavel from outgoing President Reggie Coleman, John Wood Community College Trustee, at the ICCTA annual meeting held in Chicago in June. He assumed his duties as ICCTA president on July 1. Johnson is one of four family members that own Johnson Farms and Johnson-Pate Pork Inc., continuing the close association of Kishwaukee College and the local agricultural community. Johnson’s father, the late LaVerne “Dutch” Johnson, served as one of the original members of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees. Upon his retirement from the BOT, Dutch Johnson encouraged Don Huftalin to become a BOT member. After serving 30 years on the BOT, Huftalin, in turn, encouraged Bob Johnson to run for trustee, bringing the connection to the college full-circle. He was elected to the BOT in 2005. Johnson served as the vice chairman of the Kishwaukee College BOT in 2007 and has been the chairman since 2008. Soon after his election to the BOT, Johnson attended a meeting of the ICCTA and was impressed with the organization’s focus and primary goals: to provide ongoing education for community college trustees from across Illinois and to act as an advocate for community colleges in Springfield and Washington, DC.

Johnson has served in several leadership positions since becoming an ICCTA delegate, including regional chairman in FY09 - FY10, treasurer in FY11 – FY12, and vice president in FY13. As president of ICCTA for the next year, Johnson will preside over ICCTA statewide meetings and oversee administration of the organization. There are 48 colleges and two multi-community college centers in 39 community college districts that serve nearly 1 million students each year in the state. “Illinois has a very strong community college system and, by the colleges working together, we can all better serve our communities and students,” Johnson said in a news release. Providing a strong network of community college trustees benefits all the colleges in the state and plays an important role in community college education. “There is a wealth of knowledge among trustees from other schools in Illinois and across the U.S. that is readily shared with other trustees,” Johnson said in the release. “In this era of dysfunctional Illinois state government, it is vital that community colleges look out for our students’ best interests as effectively as possible.” For more information on the ICCTA, visit For more information on Kishwaukee College, visit www.

Bob Johnson, chairman of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees, has been selected as the president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. Bob Johnson (left) is pictured accepting the gavel from outgoing ICCTA President Reggie Coleman at the ICCTA annual meeting held in Chicago in June. Provided photo

Boulos Foundation awards scholarships more, Airon Franks, Patrick Garcia, Byron Gembeck, Jennifer Gonzalez, Stephanie Gonzalez, Breanna Hanson, Elijah Hanson, Dewanza Hanson, Jessica Hoiness, Jaylene Jennings, Kasey Kitchen, Lucas Klatt, Julia Koca, Julie Kunde, Patricia Lantis, Cody Lynch, Evanthia Matarangas, William Meyer, Jill Miczalek, Danielle Mohr, Kellsie Mohr, Clayton Mosher, Adam Nooncaster, Megan O’Bryan, Glen Oikle, Kelsey Olsen, Michael Olson, Nicole Orzechowski, Maria Pappas, Tyler Peterson, Emilia Plapp, Olivia Reese, Cheyenne Remington, Kristina Reyes, Xavier Rodriguez, Grace Schaffer, Stephen Schuler, Ebony Scott, Madeline Singleton, Micayla Skonie, Adrianah Smaga, Mickeya Stewart, Alissa Taylor, Cody Varga, Jaclyn Walker, Stephanie Weinberger and Jack Wheeler. Sycamore: Alex Acosta, Samantha Azoo, John Beck, Aaaron Bigelow,

A total of $87,400 in scholarships has been awarded by the Chris and Katherine Boulos Foundation for the 2013-14 school year. The scholarships, administered by The National Bank & Trust Co. of Sycamore, are available to graduates of DeKalb and Sycamore high schools who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at Kishwaukee College. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded a total of $1,424,529 in scholarships. The 2013-2014 recipients of Chris and Katherine Boulos Scholarships are: DeKalb: Damian Almaraz, Esmeralda Almaraz, Guadalupe Amezquita, Sarah Aves, Raychael Ayres, Eric Bendschneider, Samuel Bennett, Rachel Bottom, Jennifer Campbell, Natalie Carlson, Guadalupe Contreras, Anna Dumbacher, Jessica Eberly, Ashleigh Farris, Annie Ferguson, Emma Fill-

Adam Bunge, Samantha Butkus, Jacob Davis, Paul Deutsch, Amanda Erickson, Ashley Finnell, Claire Flieder, Emily Flower, Ashlyn Gardner, Gabrielle Graves, Christopher Henning, Julia Henning, Zachary Henning, Samantha Hepker, Kana Hill, Collin Hillquist, Ethan Horlock, Brittany Huber, Dominic Johnson, Krysten Jones, Daniel Kramer, Zack Kroeger, Charlotte Lee, Rita Lesniewski, Cassandra Maier, Noe Mascote, Kenzie Mathey, Jessica Mollman, Breanna Moon, Angeline Moorhead, Whitney Munro, Lindsey Neal, Pamela Olsen, Marco Orozco, Matthew Persson, Chad Puffer, Olyvia Rand, Dylan Silbaugh, Jacob Singleterry, Sarah Smith, Jessica Stanbery, Ren Swick, Christopher Tabone, Kianna Thompson, Avaree Warrick, Jacob Whetstone, Patrick Woodstrup, Krysta Young, Tyler Zielinski and Zachary Zielinski.

8BRIEFS G-K seniors earn scholarships A total of $13,400 in scholarships has been awarded by the Hoover/ Hoehn Scholarship Foundation for the 2013-14 school year. The scholarship fund is administered by The National Bank & Trust Co. of Sycamore. Hoover/ Hoehn scholarships are available to graduates of Genoa-Kingston High School who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a four-year college or university. The following students were awarded scholarships: Morgan Bollech, Samantha Fisher, Meredith Fitzsimmons, Katie Gahlbeck, Rachel Huerta, Kathleen Hughes, Maxwell Kruse, Zane Lacasse,

Mason Lucca, Ray Puckett, Jr., Matthew Rasmussen, Shannon Schumacher, Daphne Vassmer, Jesenia Velez, Laura Volkening and Matthew Volkening.

Sycamore student receives scholarships The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and its academic departments offered more than $800,000 in scholarships to students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Local recipients include Danielle Emmert of Sycamore. She is a junior apparel, merchandising & design major. She received the Beverly J. & R. Jewell Crabtree Scholarship and the Harriett Olson Wegner Scholarship.

TheVil ageofHampshireWelcomesYouto.. Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days! Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4 Bruce Ream Park - 368 Terwilliger Ave. • Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days is a non-profit 501-(c)4 organization The Burlington-Hampshire Food Pantry is the primary beneficiary of all fundraising efforts of Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days.

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Intimacy is risky without birth control Dear Abby: My girlfriend, “Allison,” and I have been in a relationship for two years. We met in our sophomore year of high school and have been dating ever since. We have an incredible relationship. We were virgins when we started dating, but decided we would lose our virginity to each other. We have always used birth control pills and condoms to ensure we wouldn’t be having any children. Earlier this month we had a pregnancy scare. Allison had failed to tell me she stopped taking her birth control pills three months ago. My trust was broken, but most of all I was scared she might be pregnant. It turned out she wasn’t, but because of the incident I have been skeptical about making love to

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips her. She says this frustrates her, but I have told her the reason I won’t is because she refuses to take the pill. Abby, we are way too young to have a child and are totally unprepared. I’d still like to be intimate with Allison, but I’m afraid. What should I do? – Betrayed in Bangor, Maine Dear Betrayed: You appear to be an intelligent and responsible young man. The first thing you should do is thank your higher power that there wasn’t an “accident” and your girlfriend didn’t become pregnant. The next thing you should

do is find out why Allison would stop taking her birth control pills without telling you. If there was a medical reason, there are other methods she could have used in their place. (If you are planning to attend college, she may have been thinking a baby would “anchor” you to her.) And last, recognize that if you resume having sex with her – which I emphatically DON’T recommend – that you won’t be able to trust her as far as birth control is concerned, and you will be the one totally responsible for preventing a pregnancy. The saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ME,” applies here. Dear Abby: I would like your opinion on the relatively new craze of trashing the wedding

dress. I think it’s a deplorable waste. I’m sorry I kept mine and watched it yellow over the years, but I haven’t heard a reasonable argument for destroying the gown. Some women say if they have a daughter, she wouldn’t want a dated dress. But if the dress is currently in style, I’m sure some less fortunate girl would love to have it. Rather than trash it, I say why not donate the dress or sell it and send the money to a woman’s charity? – Sensible in the Sunshine State Dear Sensible: The only rational reason I can think of for “trashing” a wedding dress would be if the marriage was a disaster and the bride was doing it as a way of venting her anger. I can’t speak for all young women, but I am willing to bet that many would be thrilled to

wear the gown their mother wore. And for those who aren’t interested or can’t fit into it, your idea of recycling is compassionate, generous and sensible. Dear Abby: My husband refuses to cover his mouth when he sneezes. He thinks that by “stifling” his sneeze he doesn’t expel any particles. Besides being unhealthy, I feel it is gross for the rest of us. Is it possible to sneeze and not spray? – Ducking for Shelter in Ohio Dear Ducking: No. Some sneezes can travel up to a distance of 5 feet, expelling thousands of droplets into the air and onto surfaces. “Stifle” or not, your husband should cover his mouth.

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

Use common sense when there’s lightning Dear Dr. K: I love to go outside during a summer thunderstorm, but my sister is convinced I’ll get hit by lightning. Do I really need to head inside when there’s a storm brewing? Dear Reader: At the end of a stiflingly hot and humid day, when lightning flashes and thunder rumbles, it can be tempting to head outside into the cool deluge. When I was young, I did that a lot. (In fact, I did a lot of crazy things. That’s because, like many young people, I thought I was immortal. Yes, in the back of my mind I knew that people die. I guess I thought there might be an exception in my case.)

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff Today, I know better, and I stay indoors during electrical storms. Your sister is right: Lightning strikes that accompany thunderstorms can be hazardous. There’s a lot of electricity in a bolt of lightning. Don’t misunderstand: Getting hit by lightning is not inevitably fatal. In fact, most people live to tell the tale. Lightning can cause firstand second-degree burns. Survivors of lightning-related injuries may end up with neurological and eye problems.

And many victims experience bad, unrelenting headaches for several months. When lighting does cause death, cardiac arrest is the most common cause. That’s because the electricity scrambles the heart’s electrical system and sets off dangerous irregular heart rhythms. Here are some tips for staying safe in a thunderstorm: • Seek shelter in a vehicle. If a car or bus gets hit, the electrical current stays on the outside of the metal shell of the vehicle. • Seek shelter in a large structure and avoid small structures. Small buildings such as bus shelters or huts

on golf courses may increase the risk of lightning injury if they are the tallest objects in an area. Metal poles in tents can act as lightning rods. • Stay away from clearings and single trees. If you are in the woods, don’t head for a clearing. Take cover in an area with small trees or bushes. If you’re in an open area, don’t stand near an isolated tree. Instead, find a low-lying area and squat with your feet together and hands over your ears. • Don’t wait till the clouds are overhead. Lightning can travel far ahead of the storm clouds producing rain. Light travels a lot faster than sound; that’s why you

usually see a flash of lightning and hear the thunder later. That difference in the speed of light and the speed of sound helps you to guess how far away the lightning is. Seek shelter when the time between seeing lightning and hearing thunder is 30 seconds or less. • Don’t go outside for at least 30 minutes after the last lightning seen. This is a good general rule of thumb. If it’s been a half-hour since the last lightning, the storm causing the lightning probably has passed.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to send questions and get additional information.

Removal of a tattoo is difficult and painful Dr. Wallace: I graduated from high school with honors and will attend college in the fall. My parents and I are having a mild disagreement. I’m 18 and do not need their approval to get a tattoo. Of course, I want to get one, and they are telling me not to. Most of my friends, including my boyfriend, have tattoos, and they look cool. That’s the look I also want. I keep telling my parents that a tattoo is not permanent and can be removed if I should want to have mine removed at a later date. They keep telling me that it would cost a lot of

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace money. Will you please give me an estimated price of having a tattoo removed? – Nameless, DeKalb Nameless: Dr. Suzanne Kilmer, the founder of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, has removed up to 20,000 tattoos. Dr. Kilmer is a world-renowned, pre-eminent expert in the field of laser tattoo removal and laser skin care.

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – An interesting change in your social life could be in the offing in the year ahead. You might meet and become involved with some rather eccentric individuals who will be considerably different from the old pals you’re used to. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Certain things that are significant to you might not be of equal interest to your friends. Pushing your opinions on them regardless of this fact could make them feel very uncomfortable. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Even if it causes you some inconvenience, honor your commitments. Your gesture will be appreciated, and you may even learn not to be so impulsive next time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Guard against a strong inclination to force rules and directives on your co-workers that you would never follow yourself. Set a good example and remember to be reasonable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – There is a high probability that you could form a strong attraction to someone that is likely to end just as abruptly as it begins. Do your best to see people for who they really are. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Things should go rather smoothly for you, provided you’re not too indecisive. Think ahead as much as you can and stick to the plans that you make. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – A poor attitude generally brings bad results, and today will be no exception. If you treat distasteful tasks resentfully, chances are you’ll end up having to do them all over again. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Although you generally are a lucky gambler, there is a possibility you might be tempted to take a chance on something that you know is impossible. You’ll lose. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Be extremely careful not to treat your colleagues or partners in a brusque manner. You may want to unload on them, but it will only end up making everybody angry. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Someone who is skilled at uncovering information that should be kept private may get you to reveal something that you promised to keep to yourself. Be on your toes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You may find a frivolous activity intriguing, despite its high cost. You’re likely to take part, so you need to make sure that you get your money’s worth. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – When promoting an interest of yours, be careful how you behave in front of others. Your image is a bit fragile, and you wouldn’t want to appear selfish. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – This is not a good day to debate controversial issues. You’re prone to blurting things out that would be better left unsaid, and you could even say something that would leave a lasting scar.

Dr. Kilmer says that the removal of a tattoo is difficult, lengthy and painful. The cost of removing a tattoo ranges from $150 to $1,000 for multiple appointments to remove a tattoo. The painful lasers deliver hot, powerful pulses through the upper skin to a deeper layer where the embedded pigment lies. Dr. Kilmer also has a warning for those who are contemplating getting a tattoo: “Think twice before acting. Not only do you face five times the risk of contracting hepatitis C, chances are you’ll change your mind


about whether you like your tattoo before you reach middle age. Dr. Wallace: Lately, I have gotten into the very bad habit of putting my friends down. I talk behind their backs, and I even seem happy when they have big problems. I really don’t like the way I’ve been acting. Why am I being a rotten person? I really want to change! – Jean, Ames, Iowa Jean: You are, indeed, well on your way to a complete recovery – first, by realizing that you have a problem and then by making an effort to change. By putting your

friends down, you were probably trying to make yourself look a bit better. Also, when your friends had big problems, your small problems looked insignificant by contrast. Now comes the fun solution. Instead of being negative, start looking at the good qualities your friends possess. Say nice and considerate things to them. This will make them feel good, and so will you. It’s a scenario where everybody wins.

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Some hands ought to be effortless Baroness Edith Clara Summerskill, who was a Labour Party member of British Parliament from 1938 to 1961, said, “Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.” That does not apply to nagging in bridge classes, where the teacher is repeating truths about the game. Look at the South hand in today’s diagram. With 22 points, a great five-card suit and all of those prime cards, it easily qualifies for a two-club opening bid. But after North responds two diamonds, the negative response usually made with 0-7 points, what should South rebid? While you are thinking about that, suppose South ends in three no-trump. What happens after West leads either the spade four or the heart king? A basic rule of bidding at the game-level is to aim for notrump, not for a minor. When this deal was played, South rebid three clubs instead of two no-trump – a bad error. It got worse when North passed out three clubs, a forcing bid! Over two no-trump, North would have used Stayman to try to find a 4-4 spade fit before settling into three no-trump. It would be normal for West to lead the spade four. South captures East’s 10 with his king, cashes the diamond ace, and continues with the diamond jack. Here, East has to win and can do no better than to cash his spade queen and play another spade to hold declarer to 10 tricks. However, if West is psychic, he will lead the heart king. Then South cannot make his contract. Declarer would rue the lack of the club 10 on the board as an entry for the diamond finesse.


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

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Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr


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Kish College names spring Dean’s List S. Matthiesen, Patrick L. McDonough, Ryan J. McGee, Jeffrey Scott McMaster, Anastasia Igorevna Meshkova, Ronny Andreas Metzger, Christina Marie Miller, Kimberly Kay Mitchell, Kellsie Luree Mohr, Elizabeth Eileen Monaghan, Lisa Susan Mowcomber, Kelsey Michelle Olsen, Lara Ann Panke, Fotis G. Pappas, Konstantinos G. Pappas, Joshua Dean Pethoud, Brandon Cong Pham, Winna Phomsopha, Gabriel Reza Pishghadamian, Heidi Jo Pittsley, Cosette H. Price, Dianna Lynn Purcell, Lindsey K. Rausch, Christina M. Redel, Olivia Grace Reese, Jaycee Lee Reeves, Jessica Lane Riippi, Diana Irais Sandoval, Grace Elizbeth Schaffer, Kyle Joseph Schlegle, Ebony Caroline Scott, Adam T. Seiter, Kyle Stephen Shearer, Bethany Ann Sidmore, Jeremy Simonson, Matthew Simonson, Travis J. Siwiec, Monique R. Smith, Nicole Ashley Smith, Katelyn Marie Stickney, Lindsay I. Svendsen, Denean Louise Tate-Shareef, Alissa Erin Taylor, Amy Michelle Taylor, Kalene Nicole Todd, Chi-Chun Emily Tsai, Katrina Corrine Tutt, Nikolas Alexander Van Winkle, Emily Ann Vandusen, Ronald Walker, Jennifer Eda Wallis, Andrew David Wendorf, Eric John Wessel, Ryan Edward Wilkerson, Adam G. Wilson, David Wynn, Jennifer Zuniga Earlville: Haleigh M. Bialas, Hannah Jean Bialas, Jordon Dean Johnson, Casey T. Marks Esmond: Scott David Arnold Genoa: Kaitlin Helene Armstrong, Kip Michael Beach, Chelsea Ryan Brust, Zachary Lee Carroll, Matt John Falco, Katelyn M. Hensley, Donald James Johnson, James Joseph Kryca, Justin Daniel Lee, Stephanie Ann Losey, Carla Mercado, Kenya Ayala Mercado, Ashley M. Nuxoll, Vanessa Taylor Pain, Alejandra Paramo, Jose Daniel Paramo, Danessa Nadine Powell, Brittany Morgan Rodriguez, Lauryn Amber Seyller, Kevin Michael Shoger, Molly Cathlene Smith, Trevor Thomas Stephansen-Fitzgerald, Dana Marie Timmermann, Kathryn Anne Turner Kingston: Bettyjo Bieberitz, Nathan A. Dulceak, Steven Bernell Flattum, Michelle Louise Hawkins, Bret Lucca, Thomas L. McGee, Joshua Richard Scott, Jamey N. Stroud Kirkland: Nathaniel Evan Bailey, Brandon H. Hawker, Brooke Anne Heinsohn, Patrick J. Spung Lee: Alex Colleen Dolister, Gabriel Hilleson, Nathan Hilleson, Corey Thomas Mainhart, Christian William Ponall, Nicole M. Swanson Malta: Nathan P. Brinkmeier, Jessica

Marie Castro, Lori Anne Garland-Rodriguez, Megan Michelle Govig, Samantha G. Moubry, Megan Renae Roth, Sara Nicole Sanderson, Brittany Noel Seldal, Micayla Skonie, Jacob Anthony Weber Paw Paw: Teresa Renee Cardot, Tara Marie Hendren Sandwich: Jennifer L. Misener, Kelsey Ann Shelton Shabbona: Randi Nicole Ackland, Ian Carr Anderson, Kendal Sue Baker, Jessica E. Barker, Christian J. Deutsch, Claire Marie Goodrich, Clayton Richard Peterson, Brittany Kay Sandine, Savannah Geraldine Stanley Sugar Grove: Lindsay Nicole Rempala Sycamore: James Stewart Becker, Patricia Ann Bernhardt, David Michels Bond, Nicholas A. Bridge, Jennifer Marie Brill, Kelsey Anna Brown, Andrew John Bruns, Jennifer Therese Campbell, Kenny Duane Chamberlain, Marelyn Cossyleon, Jaclyn M. Cox, Michael D. Dean, Sara Jean DeBrock, Christina Marie Doerner, Denise R. Dolder, Nicole Marie Doyle, Bryan J. Durancik, Tyler Christian Ege, David Mitchel Emmert, Troy A. Ewing, Emerald L. Fannin, Kimberly Kay Feczko, Hannah Rose Flieder, Kelly Lynn Gallagher, Rachel Lauryn Gattone, Diane Marie George, Samantha Nikole Gudmunson, Brett Michael Harto, Drew S. Hawkins, Brianne Nichole Helms, Samantha Marie Hepker, Margarito Hernandez, Alexander Steven Hiatt, Carly Lynne Hoecherl, Halee Jean Ireton, Krysten Elizabeth Jones, Stephanie Lyn Jones, Samantha Ann Kevin, Brant Michael Kidd, Ashley R. Klewin, Stacie J. Kloosterman, Steven G. Konwinski, Kathryn S. Kovac, Nicholas Lamoine Lafay, Katherine Lee Laird, Claire E. Lamoureux, Benjamin Patrick Lane, Michael Joseph Lettieri, Kathryn Ruth Lewis, Michael Bryant Lorence, Linda K. Malone, Justin Randall Maness, Trevor Alan Mathey, Kelcee Lynn Miller, Thomas Jacob Najewski, Pamela Lynn Olsen, Brandon M. Paul, Blake Andrew Polichnowski, Jacob Adam Donald Ramsdell, Olyvia L. Rand, Lindsey R. Reinink, Cassandra M. Rieke, Isaias Rivas, James Andrew Robideau, Ashley D. Rockstead, Elena Kathryn Roloff, Amber Lynn Sayles, Marcelle Rose Schwartz, Matthew Daniel Setchell, Sara Julia Smith, Ian Scott Stoker, Andrea Nicole Strike, Patrick Stubbs, Christopher J. Tabone, Sharon Esther Tucker, Melissa E. Turner, Jason Matthew Vain, Brian P. Villarreal, Dena Marie Wilson, Claire Louise Worley, Katie C. Yearian Waterman: Allison Leigh Bretzing, Kathleen R. Chester, Brandon James Creed, Michelle Renee Jaeger

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Graphics Student of the Year award winner Melissa Tassone and is pictured with her instructor Jackie Dannewitz.

Graphics student receives top honors Melissa Tassone, a Graphics II student from Sandwich High School, received the Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) Graphics Student of the Year award at the annual competition at Waubonsee Community College. Each graphics teacher in the VALEES area can nominate one student to compete for this elite honor. Tassone presented her personal portfolio, as well as a design project to a panel of judges made up of graphic design professionals. Factors includ-

8DEAN’S LIST Following is a list of local college students who were named to the dean’s list.

Millikin University Kelly Lipsey of Sandwich Ryan Fraedrich of Sycamore Jordan Pennington of Kingston Heather Croyl of Shabbona

University of Iowa Diana Alfaro of Sandwich Stephanie Browning of








Diamonds are the hardest natural materials known and they are the most popular of all the gemstones for jewelry because of their brilliance. They can only be scratched by another diamond.

1. Find the month you were born in the box below.

They are valued by their cut, color, carat and clarity.

2. Next to your birthday month, there are two symbols. The first symbol shows you which horizontal line to follow on the Intergalactic Gem Stone Locator Grid. The second symbol tells you which vertical line to follow.


3. The gem at the point where the two lines meet is your personal birthstone!



Standards Link: Research; locate information through interview and investigation.


Standards Link: Math; measure time using calendars. Reading Comprehension; follow simple written directions.










A carat is a measurement of weight. 142 carats make one ounce. A diamond that weighs a full carat is worth more than one that weighs slightly less.










A completely clear diamond is said to be flawless but that is rare and most diamonds have spots or bubbles.



Fact and Opinion A newspaper publishes both facts and opinions. Look through the newspaper for three examples of each. Discuss with a parent how you can tell the difference.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension; follow written directions. Matching.

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Standards Link: Health; connect personal characteristics that contribute to positive self-esteem. Math: Calculate sums and differences.

1. Good thinking 2. Contentment 3. Married happiness 4. Dependability 5. Sincerity 6. Hope 7. Courage 8. Innocence 9. Love 10. Loyalty 11. Health 12. Success

Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognizing identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.


Ruby – red Peridot – light green Sapphire – blue Opal – blue and green and white Topaz – orangish yellow Turquoise – light blue

Each birthstone has a special meaning. To find out, do each math problem, put your answer on the line next to each gem and then find the answer in the list on the right. Garnet 18 - 16 = Ruby Amethyst 9 - 6 = Peridot 11 - 10 = Aquamarine Sapphire 2+4 = Diamond Opal 8+2 = Emerald Topaz 16 - 4 = Turquoise Pearl

Find the words in the puzzle, then in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

Most diamonds contain some color and the most common are shades of yellow or blue. A colorless diamond is both rare and expensive.



Garnet – purplish red Amethyst – purple Aquamarine – greenish blue Diamond – white Emerald – green Pearl – white

The most common cut is known as the “brilliant.” This has 58 facets or surfaces and the light reflected in the surfaces splits into the colors of the rainbow.




Sycamore Christian Copple of Sycamore Calyanne Crouch of Kingston Thomas Hensley of Genoa Dylan Jones of DeKalb Nicholas Lopez of Genoa Allie Royer of DeKalb Trace R. Royer of DeKalb Nathan Swanberg of Sycamore Brittney Thorson of Sandwich Justin Wegener of Sandwich Jason Wood of DeKalb Shelby Wood of DeKalb

The Four Cs

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You know you have a birthDAY. Did you know you also have a birthSTONE? A special gem stone has been selected to be the birthstone for each month of the year.

ing knowledge of graphic arts, skills, portfolio quality, professionalism, academic standing and involvement in activities outside the classroom are considered by the review panel. In addition to the title, Tassone received an engraved plaque and a gift card from VALEES. There also is a traveling plaque for the school. “I am very proud of Melissa and thrilled for her success,” Graphics instructor Jackie Dannewitz said in a news release. “We already have the plaque on the wall!”

Look through the newspaper for words that attract you to read more. The words could be used to attract you to an ad or a story. Can you find five? Use these words to write a story. Standards Link: Vocabulary Development; recognize words and phrases that show rather than tell events.


Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Distinguish between fact and opinion.

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Imagine that you find a diamond ring at the park. You know it’s worth a lot of money, but someone clearly lost it. What would you do? DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE



Standards Link: Visual Discrimination: Identify similarities and differences in common objects. ANSWER: B & C.

The following Kishwaukee College students have been named to the official spring Dean’s List, according to the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records. To be eligible for Dean’s List honors, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours (at the 100/200 level) during an academic term at Kishwaukee College with a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Clare: Casey C. Bunge, Joseph P. Miller Cortland: David William Anderson, Mallory F. Anselme, Nicholas Wallace Baert, Tyler Stefan Davidson, Jennifer Gonzalez, Stephanie Gonzalez, Elaxus Ann Haas, Jocelyn Hernandez, Fred D. Hornbuckle, Eselase Yao Hosi, Jacob A. Krupa, Jessica Ann Lesniak, Adam James Nooncaster, Dara Janine Paone, Chad L. Rowcliff Creston: Tristan M. Sprowls DeKalb: Jacinta Marie Allen, Damian Almaraz, Esmeralda Almaraz, Beth Lauren Anderson, Cullen Michael Banta, Samantha Brooke Basar, Paul Joseph Belcher, Scott Taylor Belluzzi, Chelsea Anne Bemis, Colin Douglas Bend, Brent Andrew Bollinger, Alvin Bonifacio, Jessica Lynn Bonnell, Rachel M. Bottom, Colleen Patrice Boyce, Jeremy Charles Bredendick, Jessica Christine Buntaine Brown, Brenda Sue Butz, Alex Morgan Carpenter, Sarai E. Casiano, Koon Tat Chan, Maria G. Cintora, Michael P. Cirino, Shane Robert Clark, Amanda Michelle Clemente, Jacob D. Cochrane, Christopher C. Cole, Ellen Jencks Conley, Sarah McMartin Corrigan, Zachary Donovan Coulter, Makeesha K. Covington, Catherine Emma Cox, Robert A. Croom, Allen T. Davidson, Jennifer Dorland, Jacob K. Ensign, Janai Evans, Colleen L. Faivre, Haley M. Faivre, Kelly A. Finnigan, John S. Foltz, Shawn Lane Franklin, Rosanna Maria Gambino, Christian E. Garcia, Harvey Gilliam, Devon S. Gillum, Dustin James Hagemeier, Jonathan Andrew Hamil, Stephanie Renee Harr, Sherri Adell Henning, Tania Hernandez, Charlotte Ann Highley, Cassandra Dianne Hightower, Chance August Hostetler, Adam W. Johnson, Danielle Rochelle Johnson, Casey L. Jones, Lucas James Martin Keith, Peter M. Kern, Kelsie J. Kluck, Russell V. Krause, Sabrina Ashley Kuykendall, Anugrah Patarai Lambogo, Jessica Marie LaPier, Taylor A Lavery, Steven T Lawson, Heather Lynn Lay, Raheem Quennell Lemons, Jennifer Leon, Casey R. Lothson, Brianna Colleen Lucius, Lauren Taylor Luna, Zachary A. Lunn, Ma Teresa Mann, Brittany

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 “Shannon’s best pal, “Tiger” Photo by: Dave

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1466 Waterside Drive, Unit 2 Everything must go!! Friday, AUG 2 to Saturday, AUG 3, 9 am to 3 pm

MECHANIC Light automotive and Tire Sales. Benefits available. Apply in person:

Illini Tire

1031 W. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL.

Perfect opportunity to pick up some great furniture, kitchenware, etc.

DEKALB 17801 S. FIRST ST HUGE FAMILY GARAGE SALE Thursday - Saturday 7 am - 7 pm

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

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

10 years worth of items from size 4t - 1x of clothes for men's, women's, boys, girls, housewares, shoes, toys, furniture, appliances, pool table, car/truck items, welder, sports equipment, some baby items, sewing items, bikes, many many more. Must come see!!!


329 Gurler Rd. Multi-Family Sale Friday 8/2 9 to 4 Saturday 8/3 9 to 4 Sunday 8/4 10 to 4 Clothes (Infant to Adult), Toys, Power Wheels, Bicycles, Bookshelf, Books (Youth to Adult), Household items, and much more!



1176 & 1178 Golf Ct. Friday 8/2 8am-4pm Saturday 8/3 8am-1pm Dresser set, oak bar stools, old collectible toys, scrapbooking & craft supplies, jewelry, junior girls clothing size 0-4, women's clothing both regular and plus sizes, men's running shoes, books, decorations, clown collection, nutcrackers, household items, & much more!


702 Redwood Ct. Sofa Table, Women's Medium Motorcycle Helmet, Lots of Decorative Household Items, and Much, Much More!


DeKalb 627 Joanne Lane

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

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

Irene Road 3 miles north of Rt. 72 Aug. 1 – 3, 8 am - ? Downsizing – Everything must go! Household misc., garage/barn misc., antiques, furniture.


MULTI-FAMILY All in one location

Thursday and Friday August 1& 2 8:00am to 4:00pm


Furniture, girls clothing (3T-1416), household items, toys.





Fri & Sat 8am-5pm

3275 Meadow Trail W. Couches, Tables, Antiques, Hummel & Danbury Plates Mason Jars and Misc.

OFFERS CONSIDERED ON EVERYTHING. IT ALL HAS TO GO. Plastic shelving, beveled mirror, Beanies, Wilton pans, kitchen items, garden flags, vinyl, new/ used board games and puzzles, mega-bloks, glassware, office supplies, shepherd hook, 5-gallon Shop-Vac, 5-gallon old glass jug, Weber grill, patio table w/ umbrella and 2 wrought iron chairs, outdoor tools, B&D hedge trimmer, 3 banquet tables. Misc. ALL MUST GO!


DEKALB MULTI FAMILY SALE 402 LAUREL LN 132 Heatherfield Lane Fri 8/2 & Sat 8/3 8am-4pm

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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

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


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

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

SAT 8/3 8a-3p 918 ESTHER AVE. Off of Fair St.

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

520 S Main, Sycamore IL.

4 Blks South of Rt. 64 (rain date Fri Aug. 2) 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 Premiere Dehumidifier - 50 pint $70 (Used 2 seasons) 815-758-6048

Upright freezer: Kenmore,

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

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

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


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

Dark wood w/black vinyl upholstery and sturdy, good cond, $125/obo. 630-232-1982 Day Bed. White. Converts to double bed. Mattresses incl. $75. 815-758-7931


Gorgeous Older desk, Walnut looks to be from 1930-40's era; possibly manufactured by Jasper Furniture of IN. 34"x65"; 2 pull-out shelves; 8 drawers, including 1 deep file drawer, center pen drawer, $150. 815-501-1976, ask for Pat

Dressers (2) Chest of Drawers and Hutch Dresser, $75/ea or both $125. 815-762-0833 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 Oak, 48” with 4 swivel chairs and 1 leaf. Good condition! $275 815-895-3673 TV Stand Black - 35 X 18 x 19 Excellent Condition $50 Call 815-758-6048

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


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

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer

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

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


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 Sterling Bench Drill Press Runs Great. $50. 815-739-3030

Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. New Boss canvas work gloves, Large. $1/pair or $65 for 67 pairs. 815-762-2385 New Boss leather driving gloves, Perfect for motorcycle gloves, Size Large - fingers cut out - $1/pair or $55 for 59 pairs. 815-762-2385.

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

815-814-1964 or

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


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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC PLAINTIFF VS JESUS R RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JESUS R RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 09 CH 121 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 27, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on August 29, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-15-377-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE, BROWN SIDING, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $242,930.83. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0904634 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I549396 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

DeKalb - 2 Bedroom upper south side residential. Hear, air & furnished. First month's rent, sec. deposit. 815-758-0850


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

Autumn Creek Management 2BR, 2BA, W/D, DW in Cortland.AVAILABLE NOW! Call Susan 815-756-1988 or George 847-912-0504 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 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

Sycamore. Beautiful 2BR Ranch. 1.5BA! Location!! $91,500. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

+ 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 Check us out online

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. 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


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

HINCKLEY ROOMY 1 BEDROOM Carpet, appl, no smoking/pets. 500/mo. 815-786-2291 or 815-498-2262 Hinckley. Clean and Ready. 2 bedroom, $650 plus deposit. Andrea 630-251-0172. Hablo Espanol

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

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

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

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.

Shabbona Deluxe 2BR

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

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118 DEKALB - N 10th. Huge 2 BR, DR, upper. Parking. $675 + uts. No pets/smoke. Agent owned: 815-766-2027 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 included. $700/mo. 815-895-5047


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

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

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

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

Sycamore ~ Nice 2 Bedroom

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

Dekalb Spacious 2BR Duplex W/D, large yard, near park, gas incl, $875/mo + 1 st & sec. Pet friendly. 815-501-8343


DEKALB, near NIU-upper 4 BR 2 BATH W/D APPL Includes parking, water, garbage. $1100 + utilities Sec+1st. 815-748-3311 PM

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

DeKalb Small, Upper 1BR

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

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


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

We Pay The Best!

Dekalb ~ Clean, Quiet 1BR

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

Available immediatley. Clean, quiet residential building. $550/mo. 815-758-6580 LOOKING FOR A JOB? Find the job you want at:

Quiet Lifestyle On-site laundry. Off St parking. No dogs/smoking. 815-501-1872 Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $725/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric 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 Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527



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 WORK GLOVES – 300 pr., New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $100 for all, will separate. Sycamore. 815-991-5149

11.7cu ft., $50 815-970-2830 Breaking News available 24/7 at

1999 Chevy Trailblazer

Beautiful Dresser w/Mirror

Propane Heater, Tools and many Household items.

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

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.

Art Desk

Kitchen Table Set

University Village, a privately owned apartment complex, is looking for aggressive self-starters to fill part time positions in security. Responsible individuals needed for various night shifts. Candidates must be self motivated and detail oriented with excellent communication skills.

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

Captains Chairs (4)

13817 Chicago Rd

Toys, tools, patio set, books, gas grill, golf clubs, hosier, round table & 4 chairs, 9 packer bar stools, seasonal decorations & MORE!!

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

36" Round Table & 4 Chairs Dark Wood, Good Condition $30. 815-739-3030


Bears Preseason Tickets 3 @ $80.00 each Call Tom at 815-762-3003

WINDSOR CHAIRS - 4 $35 for all, firm 847-515-8012

31109 Madison St.

Friday 8am - 4pm Saturday 8am – 1pm

Fri 8/2 9am-3pm Sat 8/3 9am-12pm 206 LAUREL LANE

Old Wood Milk Crates Misc Dairies & Dates, Good Condition, only 7 left, $25/ea. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

36" Round Table & 2 Chairs Light Wood Color. Good Condition $25 815.739.3030

off North !st St. to Ilehamwood

Looking for Nanny for 2 Children ages 9 & 7 in Cortland, IL. Mon.Fri. 2:30-5:30pm. Must be able to drive. Bkrnd check will be conducted. 815-787-0718

Cherry with mirror, $250. Antique Oak Commode, $150. 815-899-2145 Call aft 3:30pm

Thursday & Friday 9am – 4pm

Antique & Collectible Sale

Some Antique furniture, large collection of American Fostoria, some Hull pieces, Candlewick pieces, Heisey Lariat pieces, Fiesta Ware, Fenton pieces & misc collectible toys.

Dresser ~ Antique

Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday, 9am–2pm

333 Knollwood Drive Thursday & Friday 9 AM – 3 PM

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

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

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

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



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

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

CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439 DeKalb Newer 2BR on Cul-De-Sac Quiet neighborhood, all appl, W/D, walk-in-closets, no pets, $950/mo + 1st/last/sec. 815-739-4442 Dekalb: Knolls, 1200 sq ft ranch, 3BR, 2BA, all appl., C/A, bsmnt, lndry hookup, 2 car attchd gar No pets/ smoke $1000/mo. 815-464-8646 Malta – 2 BR, stove, refr. W/D hook-up, C/A & garage. No pets or smoking. $650/mo. plus utilities 1St, last & sec. 815-758-5908 Rochelle 3BR, 1BA, 2.5 Car Gar. Fenced back yard, part fin bsmt, W/D hook-up, C/A, $775/mo. No pets. 815-751-6419

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Genoa ~ 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Large yard, close to schools. Appl, W/D, carport, no smoking. $1100/mo + sec. 847-931-7762 Sandwich Lake Holiday Waterfront 3BR, Pets OK, W/D hook-up, 1 car garage, $1,275/mo. 773-510-3643 ~ 773-510-3117 SYCAMORE - 2 BR/1BA, W/D, 2 1/2 car garage. No pets/smkg. $850 + sec. 630-365-6887

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC PLAINTIFF VS JESUS R RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF JESUS R RODRIGUEZ, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 09 CH 121 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 27, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on August 29, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 10, EXCEPT THE EAST 350 FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 1 IN GARDEN PLACE ADDITION TO DEKALB, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, COUNTY OF DEKALB, AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-15-377-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 558 RUSSELL ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE, BROWN SIDING, NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $242,930.83. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0904634 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I549396 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.) Breaking News available 24/7 at


DEKALB: 1BR inside house, near NIU, $400/mo + 1st/last/sec + util., W/D, cable and Internet. 630-926-1174 or 630-527-9188 Farmhouse to Share-5 min south of DeKalb off 23. incl. 2 BD, W/D, Share bathroom and kitchen. $100 weekly, share util., $130 weekly w/util. 1 month deposit 815-570-1328 leave message Sycamore-Roomate to share 2 BD house. Access to kitchen, baths, w/d, LR, FR, bsmt storage. No pets/smoking. $300/mo. & half utilities. 1st/lst/sec & ref 815-762-3085

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


A Public Hearing before the Board of Trustees of the Shabbona Fire Protection District will be held on September 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Shabbona Fire Department, Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois, to consider approval and passage of the District`s combined Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the fiscal year of 20132014. Copies of the tentative budget and appropriation ordinance are available for public inspection at the Shabbona Fire Department, Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois. To make arrangements to review this document call 815-824-2115, and leave a message. Someone will contact you to make arrangements to get to review a copy of said tentative budget and appropriation ordinance. By order of the Board of Trustees of the Shabbona Fire Protection District, DeKalb County, Illinois. William T. King. Jr. attorney for



Delegated Design and Construction of Parking Lot

Bid Notice

DeKalb Public Library does hereby invite sealed bids for the delegated design and construction of a new parking lot. Subcontractors or suppliers interested in providing services for materials for portions of the work will not be considered.

Sealed bids will be received for the Kishwaukee College Office for Diversity Services and Library Renovation Project until 2 pm., prevailing time, on Thursday, August 22, 2013, by the Board of Trustees of the Kishwaukee Community College District #523, Counties of DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago and Boone Counties, State of Illinois, at Kishwaukee College, Room C2160, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150. All bids received after said date and time shall not be considered and returned unopened. All bids must be submitted on the forms furnished in the Bidding Documents. The project will be bid as separate trade contracts, which are as follows: BP # 6 D General Trades BP # 8A D Glass & Glazing BP # 9A D Drywall & Acoustic Ceilings BP # 9B D Flooring BP # 9C D Painting BP # 22 D Plumbing/HVAC BP # 26 D Electrical Each Bid must conform and be responsive to all pertinent Bidding and Contract Documents. Bids shall be submitted on or before the specified closing time in an opaque sealed envelope marked "Kishwaukee College Diversity and Library Renovation, Bid Package # ____" on the outside and addressed to: Mr. Rob Galick, V.P. of Finance and Administration, Kishwaukee College District #523, Room C2160, 21193 S. Malta Rd. Malta, IL, 60150. Bids shall be opened publicly and the contents announced at the specified closing time. Bids may be held by the College for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders prior to awarding the contracts.

Project Description A new parking lot, approximately 6,900 square feet with approximately 32 parking spaces to be located on the vacated lot on the southeast corner between Oak Street and 2nd Street. The new parking lot will be very similar to existing lot located on the southwest corner of Oak Street and 3rd Street. Work will include design, permit, earthwork, sub-base, site utilities, curb/gutter, asphalt, and landscaping. Project Schedule It is anticipated this work will be completed in Fall of 2013. SUBMISSION Bid packages are available from Dee Coover or Pat Adams at the DeKalb Public Library. Bids will be accepted at the DeKalb Public Library, 300 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 at 2:00 p.m. on August 14, 2013. Four (4) copies of all bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the Contractor's name and address, along with "Bid for New DeKalb Public Library Parking Lot" on the face of the envelope. All bidders are required to submit and include Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check, bank Letter of Credit or Cashier's Check in the amount of 10% of the base bid, payable to DeKalb Public Library.

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Public Notice is hereby given that on June 28, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as AMERICAS BEST CONTACTS & EYEGLASSES located at 2506 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated June 28, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

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

/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, 2013.)

Dated July 11, 2013


/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

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

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 29, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as DOODIE B. GONE located at 309 Pearl St., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated July 29, 2013

tting and pos fice addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as PLATINUM SALON BY CHRISTINA located at 127 S. Sacramento St., Sycamore, IL 60178.

/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 24, 31 & August 7, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 19, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as SAMANTHA KJELL PHOTOGRAPHY located at 414 Fairmont Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115.

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Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

Dated July 19, 2013


/s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder

ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 11, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post of-

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Bid security in the form of a bid bond or certified check made payable to Kishwaukee College equal to 10% of the base bid amount shall be submitted with the bid. Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds will be required from the successful bidder. Certificate of Insurance will be required from the successful bidder. The Board of Trustees of the Kishwaukee College District #523 reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bidding procedures and to award the contracts in a manner serving the interest of the College. Additionally they reserve the right to amend the bid documents, including the plans and specification, Scope of Work Notes and Supplemental Conditions, at any time prior to the bid opening, with reasonable notice to the bid package holders This project is subject to the State of Illinois Prevailing Wage requirements for DeKalb County, IL, and as such the provisions of the Prevailing Wage Act shall be complied with in all applicable work to be performed at the College (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 48, par. 39s-1, et seq.). Bidding documents which include Construction Manager's Scope of Work Notes, Architects Project Manual and Plans will be available on CD after 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Paper drawings are available at additional cost to the bidder. Documents can be picked-up or shipped through BHFX (847) 742-2876. PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE FOR AVAILABILITY. A UPS account number will be required for all shipments. Questions regarding the content of the Bid Documents are required to be submitted in writing to Bill Wilson, Shales McNutt Construction, 425 Renner Dr., Elgin, IL 60123 (p 630-336-9477, f 847622-1224). A pre-bid meeting will be held at the project site, on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the field office of Shales McNutt Construction on the Kishwaukee College Campus. The prebid meeting is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 31, 2013.)

The DeKalb Public Library reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, parts of any and all proposals, or to waiver technical errors or omissions in submitted proposals. No submitted bid may be withdrawn until a period of thirty (30) days after bid opening date, without written consent of its Agent.




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Contractors and Subcontractors are required to pay state prevailing wages. For specific requirements, review the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12) and the project manual.

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Questions should be directed to Graham Harwood, Owner's Representative, at (630) 678-0808 ext. 116. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 31 - August 5, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE DEKALB COUNTY GOVERNMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS EVERGREEN VILLAGE MITIGATION PROJECT DEMOLITION, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL SERVICE Proposals will be accepted by DeKalb County Government up to the hour of 2:00 PM prevailing time, Friday, August 30, 2013 at the DeKalb County Planning, Zoning and Building Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL for demolition, recycling and disposal service for the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park Mitigation Project. Specifications and requirements are available at the above address and online at DeKalb County Government reserves the right to reject any proposal and to accept the proposal that is in the best interest of the County. All potential respondents are advised this project is being funded by a grant provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.




(Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 27 & 31, 2013.)






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