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Canines a concern at local cemetery Unleashed dogs at DeKalb cemetery upset local resident By FELIX SARVER

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Steve Silverstein, a driver for DeCab Taxi Service based in DeKalb, waits for a client in need of a ride on the 600 block of Oak Street on Friday in DeKalb.

Local taxis not popular in late-night DeKalb By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – At first, Jon Morse didn’t realize the value of a car at Northern Illinois University. “A couple of times people asked me for rides and tried to flag me down on the side of the street,” Morse said “... Sometimes late night it’s difficult to get around.” He began to realize the value a taxi service might have, so around the beginning of 2013, Morse went through the process

detailed in the city of DeKalb’s taxi and livery code. The code devotes 10 pages and 29 sections to rules for business and driver’s licensing, vehicle maintenance, insurance, signage, conduct, fares and more, that together total more than 5,500 words worth of restrictions – a novella, which might lead one to believe that taxis are a booming industry in DeKalb. They’re not. According to the city clerk, two cab companies have licenses on file with the

Voice your opinion Have you ever called for a cab in DeKalb? Go to to vote. city, and between them, a total of two cabs provide rides to area residents. DeKalb is a sprawling city with a sizable population, plenty of nearby attractions and several late-night activities, but a combination of costs, unlicensed

cabs and competition from other kinds of services have all but pushed taxis out of the area and under the table. Once he went through the necessary but expensive process of applying for and receiving state and local business and driver’s licenses, having his vehicle inspected by a mechanic and putting a down payment on an insurance policy, Morse didn’t expect what happened next.

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DeKALB – Respect was one thing Carmen Siragusa learned from her late father, and it was a lesson that motivated her to protect his grave. The Sycamore resident said her father, William Rush, was a feisty person who loved country music and playing steel guitar. He died in May 2012 and was buried at the Fairview Park Cemetery at First Street and Fairview Drive in DeKalb. Siragusa still remembers what he taught his children. “He taught us to respect things and follow the rules, which I kind of wish other people would do,” she said. Siragusa has been disturbed by the number of dogs she’s seen unleashed or off the roadways at Fairview Park Cemetery, despite a sign prohibiting it posted at the entrance. She said she’s seen several people treat the cemetery as a dog park, and her family has witnessed almost a dozen instances of dogs roaming around the graves and even urinating on them. “That’s the last physical attachment of my father,” she said, “and the only way we can respect him is by having his gravestone out there. A dog urinating there is a degradation of property.” Siragusa contacted cemetery administrator Lisa Larson to express her concerns.

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Obama cancels Putin summit amid Snowden tensions The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Already faltering, President Barack Obama’s five-year effort to reboot U.S.-Russian relations finally crashed Wednesday, as the White House abruptly canceled his planned face-toface summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The effort to upgrade the relationship has fallen victim to the rapidly shrinking common ground between the former Cold War rivals, including extreme differences over the Syrian civil war, Russia’s domestic crackdown on civil

rights and – the final straw – the asylum granted to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The U.S. and Russian foreign and defense ministers will sit down in Washington later this week, but Obama canceled his planned September summit in Moscow with Putin because of what the White House called a lack of “recent progress” on a wide array of critical issues. Such steps are not taken lightly, and the decision will almost certainly herald a new frostiness in already chilly ties. “We have informed the

Russian government that we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda,” the White House said in a statement, citing deep differences over missile defense, arms control, trade, global security and human rights. “Russia’s disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also a factor that we considered in assessing the current state of our bilateral relationship.” The Kremlin responded quickly, voicing its own dis-

appointment with the canceled summit and blaming it on Washington’s inability to develop relations with Moscow on an “equal basis.” Putin’s foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, added that the decision was “clearly linked” to the Snowden case, a situation that he said wasn’t of Russia’s making. While Snowden might have been the immediate catalyst for canceling the summit, the seeds of renewed U.S.-Russia discord were planted more than a year ago when Putin regained the Russian presidency.

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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 17 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. It was reported Wednesday that Obama is canceling plans to meet with Putin in Moscow next month – a rare diplomatic snub.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Franks Evening HEA: Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call JoAnn at 815-7868786. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for more information, call Dr. George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W Garfield St., 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Nite Owls HEA: This evening unit is part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Sharon at 815-758-6712. American Legion Post 99: 7 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St. Bayard Brown American Legion Post 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. DeKalb County Farmland Foundation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 1711 DeKalb Ave., Unit 1, in Sycamore, in the office building directly behind LubePros on Route 23. For people interested in preserving farmland. 815-756-2580, Grieving Parent Support Group: 7 p.m. at Great Lakes Leadership Center, 526 N. Main St., Elburn. Call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880 for directions and monthly topics. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-5663580 for more information. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa, 800-4527990; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Friday Sexaholics AnonymousDeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815508-0280. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Fish/shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. Served by Northern Illinois University Knights of Columbus Council 5572. Cost is $8 for fish or shrimp, $10 for fish and shrimp, $5 for grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese; all are full-course meals with side dishes.

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1. Republicans want NBC, CNN to pull Clinton programs 2. Letter: Davis should not be returned to prison 3. Appeals court denies immediate Ill. concealed carry

1. Sycamore police: 4 men found with AK-47 in car 2. Police: Sycamore man left trail after crash 3. Tourism in county up in 2012, looking better for 2013

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Smartphones don’t make smart babies Group says apps, mobile games not effective tool for teaching young By ANNE FLAHERTY The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, whose allegations against “Baby Einstein” videos eventually led to nationwide consumer refunds, is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price’s “Laugh & Learn” mobile apps and Open Solutions’ games, such as “Baby Hear and Read” and “Baby First Puzzle.” The Boston-based group says developers are trying to dupe parents into thinking apps are more educational than entertaining. It’s the campaign’s first complaint to the Federal Trade Commission against the mobile app industry as part of its broader push to hold businesses accountable for marketing claims about their technology to very young children and their parents.

“Everything we know about brain research and child development points away from using screens to educate babies,” said Susan Linn, the group’s director. “The research shows that machines and screen media are a really ineffective way of teaching a baby language. What babies need for healthy brain development is active play, hands-on creative play and face-toface” interaction. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages any electronic “screen time” for infants and toddlers younger than 2, while older children should be limited to one to two hours a day. It cites one study that found infant videos can delay language development, and warns that no studies have documented a benefit of early viewing. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Open Solutions said it agrees that electronics are not a substitute for human interaction. But it noted the many positive reviews its apps have received by customers. “We also don’t say ‘get this game and let it teach your child everything,’ ” wrote the company, based in Bratisla-

va, Slovakia. “We assume [the] child is playing the game with parent/sister/ baby sitter. We think we have apps that can help parents with babies, either by entertaining babies or help them see new things, animals, hear their sounds, etc.” Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., which the AP contacted by phone and email, did not respond to questions. Linn’s group alleges that the companies violate truth-in-advertising laws when they claim to “teach” babies skills. For example, Fisher-Price claims that its Laugh & Learn “Where’s Puppy’s Nose?” app can teach a baby about body parts and language, while its “Learning Letters Puppy” app educates babies on the alphabet and counting to 10. Open Solutions says its mobile apps offer a “new and innovative form of education” by allowing babies to “practice logic and motor skills.” “Given that there’s no evidence that [mobile apps are] beneficial, and some evidence that it may actually be harmful, that’s concerning,” Linn said.


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By MALCOLM RITTER The Associated Press NEW YORK – About 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments and lay the groundwork for the multibillion-dollar biotech industry. It’s a saga made famous by the 2010 best-seller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Now, for the first time, the Lacks family has been given a say over at least some research involving her cells. Lacks’ family members have never shared in any of the untold riches unlocked by the material, called HeLa cells, and they won’t make any money under the agreement announced Wednesday by the family and the National Institutes of Health. But they will have some control over scientists’ access to the cells’ DNA code. And they will receive acknowledgement in the scientific papers that result. The agreement came after the family raised privacy concerns about making Henrietta Lacks’ genetic makeup public. Since DNA is inherited, information from her DNA could be used to make predictions about the disease risk and other traits of her modern-day descendants. Under the agreement, two family members will sit on a six-member committee that will regulate access to the genetic code. “The main issue was the privacy

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A researcher places HeLa cells in an incubator at 37 degrees Celsius at a lab July 30 at the National Cancer Institute in order for them to multiply. The cancerous cells, originally taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 without her knowledge or consent, were the first human cells that could be grown indefinitely in a laboratory. concern and what information in the future might be revealed,” David Lacks Jr., grandson of Henrietta Lacks, said at a news conference. Jeri Lacks Whye, a granddaughter who lives in Baltimore, said: “In the past, the Lacks family has been left in the dark” about research stemming from HeLa cells. Now, “we are excited to be part of the important HeLa science to come.” Medical ethicists praised the NIH action. There was no legal obligation to give the family any control over access

to the genetic data. “They’re doing the right thing,” said Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton of Vanderbilt University’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Society. “Having people at the table makes a difference in what you do,” she said, noting that some Native American groups have a similar arrangement with researchers. Rebecca Skloot, author of the acclaimed 2010 book, sat in on the negotiations leading to the agreement, and she said family members never demanded money.

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8STATE BRIEFS New laws crack down on domestic violence CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed laws cracking down on domestic violence and for aiding victims. One of the bills toughens penalties for repeat offenders. It classifies subsequent offenses as felonies and increases prison time to as much as 14 years for four or more convictions. Currently, many domestic violence cases are considered misdemeanors. The law takes effect Jan. 1. Joliet Democratic Sen. Pat McGuire sponsored the legislation. He says it “sends domestic abusers a strong message.” One of the other laws signed

by Quinn requires school districts to have policies for responding to teen dating violence. It takes effect immediately. A third bill aims to protect victims covered by their abuser’s insurance policy. It allows insurance companies to communicate with victims without informing their abuser. It takes effect Jan. 1.

Woman hurt in train-ATV wreck in southwestern Ill. MITCHELL – Authorities say a woman was critically injured when a coal train hit an all-terrain vehicle that had gotten stuck on the railroad tracks in southwestern Illinois. Madison County authorities

say the woman injured in the accident Tuesday night in Mitchell was flown by helicopter to an unspecified hospital. Her medical status was not immediately clear Wednesday. Police say the woman and a man were riding the ATV when the vehicle got stuck. The two were working to free the vehicle when the train approached, prompting the man to jump from the ATV to safety.

Simon launches online military family survey CARBONDALE – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has launched a survey to get feedback from military families statewide. The survey asks questions

about education, job training, quality of life and business climate. Simon’s office says it will take fewer than 10 minutes to complete. In a statement, Simon said the idea is to learn how to make communities better places to live and work. It’s being conducted with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. The survey period ends Sept. 6. The findings will be presented to the Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee. The group that Simon chairs oversees the state’s activities and communications in regards to military bases statewide. The committee also recommends guidance

for changes to bases, including reuse.

19 BB guns stolen from state natural area ANTIOCH – Officials say they’re looking for help identifying the thieves of 19 high-end BB guns stolen from a cabin at a state natural area in northern Illinois. Authorities say the guns were taken from the Redwing SloughDeer Lake State Natural Area near Antioch. The News-Sun in Waukegan reports that the Avanti 499 guns sell for $140 and some of them had expensive sights.

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DeKalb library board seeks LEED status for expansion By CHRIS BURROWS

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Marla Shega is surrounded by bottles of wine with her illustration on the labels Tuesday at Prairie State Winery in Genoa.

Wining and designing nationally Sun artwork featured on CBS, DeKalb County wine labels By FELIX SARVER GENOA – Marla Shega’s sun illustration will appear on wine labels at two DeKalb County locations next month after debuting on CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood in July. A regular viewer, Shega submitted the illustration to the show. “I would watch the shows and each segment had an image of the sun before going to commercial,” Shega said. It’s not the first time her work has captured a large audience. Shega, of Geneva, has

8LOCAL BRIEFS Work starts Monday on First Street in DeKalb DeKALB – The city of DeKalb will replace a water main on South First Street between Taylor and Garden streets Monday. Crews from the city’s contractor, Elliott & Wood, will start sawing pavement on First Street near Taylor Street and work north, according to a news release. The project is expected to finish in October. A marked detour will guide traffic to use South Fourth Street between Lincoln Highway and Taylor Street; city parking lots and businesses along First Street will remain open south of Route 38.

Democrats to host candidate training DeKALB – The DeKalb County Democrats are hosting two training seminars for area Democrats who are considering running for public office. The training, called “So You (Might) Want to Run,” will include where Democrats can learn what offices are open, what requirements there are to run and how the county political party can help, according to a news release. The training will be at 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday at the local party headquarters, 205 N. Second St., DeKalb. For information, contact DeKalb County Democratic Political Affairs Chair Kori Rempfer at or 815-761-7177.

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worked on illustrations for McDonald’s, Burger King and Coca-Cola. She always wanted to be an artist, which can be a life-consuming career that requires people to “eat, drink and sleep” their art, she said. But it’s not without its fun. “I can’t think of any art director or creative people who I didn’t like working with,” she said. Two of the people Shega has collaborated with are winemaker Rick Mamoser and his wife, Maria, who operate Prairie State Winery, 217 W. Main St. in Genoa, and Prairie State Wine Cellars, 322 W. State St. in Sycamore.

They created six labels over the past seven years. Their latest is Sol, a sherry wine that has Shega’s sun on the label. For the illustration, Shega wanted to achieve a balance between two expressions. “I wanted a serious look but a happy look,” she said. J.T. Anesi, who works at the Genoa wine shop and is Mamoser’s brother-in-law, said Shega’s illustrations on the bottles complete the whole package. “We see a lot of people come here and what draws them into the wine is the labels,” Anesi said.

The realism of artists such as Norman Rockwell and James Bama inspire Shega’s own work, but occasionally she’ll design whimsical illustrations for a wine bottle. The Bubblin’ Blue sparking wine has a picture of a heron bathing while drinking a glass of the wine. Shega said she enjoys mentoring young artists, who will sometimes submit work for her to look at in the Strawflower Shop in Geneva. For artists hoping to have a career in a tough business, Shega said they should be persistent. “Don’t give up,” she said. “... and perfect your style.”

DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to submit paperwork to the U.S. Green Building Council that could lead to a green certification for its renovation and expansion project. After some discussion, the board voted unanimously in favor of beginning the process to become certified in the council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, which recognizes building designs and operations that meet a prescribed set of environmental sustainability standards. “This building is built to great standards, so our goal for the next expansion is to continue with very high standards,” Library Director Dee Coover said. “LEED certainly sets a high standard.” The registration process requires a $900 registration fee that the library will pay to the U.S. Green Building Council in order to lock into the current LEED program before the program updates its standards in November, but it plans to await the hiring of a construction manager, so that it can determine the true construction costs of LEED certification before it locks down the building’s design. Coover said the library began the process of finding a construction manager Wednesday. “Until the CM is on board, we don’t know the true con-

“I think there is agreement that we probably will not make platinum, maybe not gold, but we should move toward LEED certification – that it’s in the best interest of the library.” Clark Neher DeKalb Public Library Board president struction costs,” she said. There are four levels of LEED certification that entail increasingly more stringent environmental standards. Certified is the lowest level of certification, followed by silver, then gold and platinum, the highest. No other public buildings in DeKalb have applied for or received LEED certification. The library’s design contract with Nagle and Hartray Architecture includes the option to pursue LEED certification up through the silver level without incurring additional design costs. “I attended a meeting of the library staff last week,” board President Clark Neher said before the vote. “There was unanimous agreement that we should have LEED certification. I think there is agreement that we probably will not make platinum, maybe not gold, but we should move toward LEED certification – that it’s in the best interest of the library.”


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Judge halts trial in Fort Hood shooting rampage The ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT HOOD, Texas – The standby attorney for the soldier charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage accused Maj. Nidal Hasan on Wednesday of deliberately charting a course toward a conviction and death sentence, abruptly halting the trial after only one day. Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, Hasan’s lead court-appointed standby attorney, said he is willing to step in and be Hasan’s defense lawyer. But he asked that his Nidal Malik responsibilities Hasan as co-counsel be minimized if Hasan, who is representing himself at trial, continues to work toward being executed. It is “clear his goal is to remove impediments or obsta-

cles to the death penalty and is working toward a death penalty,” Poppe told the judge overseeing the case at the Texas military base. Hasan responded: “I object. That’s a twist of the facts.” The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, then cleared the courtroom. Hasan has chosen to act as his own attorney during the military trial at Fort Hood, though he has defense attorneys on standby if he needs them. On Tuesday, he told jurors during a less than 2-minute opening statement that the evidence would “clearly show” he was the shooter, but that it would “only show one side.” He also questioned only two of the first dozen witnesses, who included one soldier who was shot seven times during the November 2009 attack on the sprawling Army post. Hasan is charged with 13

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Reporters who are observing the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan are escorted to the courthouse Tuesday in Fort Hood, Texas. counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. If convicted, he would face the death penalty. Poppe said Hasan was acting as his own attorney in a

“I would not say that it’s a common occurrence that we deal with, although we do get complaints from taxi companies. If that happens, we do investigate in communication with the clerk’s office.” John Petragallo DeKalb police commander on taxi infractions

way that, “we believe is repugnant to defense counsel and contrary to our professional obligations.” Hasan repeatedly asked the judge to allow him to explain why Poppe’s claim was

wrong, saying: “Your honor, Col. Poppe has made an assertion that is inaccurate. I’d like to clarify that.” Osborn paused for nearly half minute before asking that Hasan explain his argu-

8STATE BRIEF Women sue clubs for alleged sex abuse CHICAGO – Two 18-year-old women are claiming that a man who worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago coerced them into having sexual contact with him when they were minors. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court names the Chicago club, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and former counselor Zale Hoddenbach. It claims that Hoddenbach was hired despite being a

convicted felon and was allowed to continue working for several years after the club’s director received complaints that Hoddenbach had behaved inappropriately toward young women. One woman alleges Hoddenbach had her photograph him having sex with a woman and then had her engage in sexual activity with the woman while he took photographs. The Boys and Girls Clubs did not immediately return phone messages Wednesday.

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Pet etiquette sign posted in cemetery two years ago • CEMETERY Continued from page A1 Rob Winner –

Steve Silverstein, a driver for DeCab Taxi Service based in DeKalb, takes a call while waiting for a client on the 600 block of Oak Street on Friday in DeKalb.

Police: Taxi infractions are rare • TAXI Continued from page A1 “When I began, I was almost certain that it was going to be a late-night college student thing,” he said. “But almost immediately, within the first couple weeks, it turned into Elburn train station, Walmart, things like that.” Now Morse and his two drivers do the bulk of their work between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and have begun offering rides to O’Hare International Airport for $99. He says people are finding other means of getting to the bar. “One interesting thing that I didn’t see coming is a bunch of under-the-table guys that kind of just drive people around in their cars,” Morse said “... Noticing that I have a new car, people realize that there’s a way to make money in this.” The city’s municipal code provides for penalties of up to $750 for taxis that operate in violation of its regulations,

Cabs are here Superior Transportation Services 815-899-1902 DeCab Taxi 815-757-6430

but DeKalb police Cmdr. John Petragallo says the police don’t often deal with taxi infractions. “I would not say that it’s a common occurrence that we deal with, although we do get complaints from taxi companies,” Petragallo said. “If that happens, we do investigate in communication with the clerk’s office.” Tim Judge, the owner of Sycamore-based Superior Transportation Services – the other licensed cab company – says his company, founded in 2005, has been all but pushed out of the late-night marketplace by other services. “Students are always going to look for the cheapest ride,” Judge said. “If they can get it

for $5 less than what I’m doing, they’ll take it.” Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, and Molly’s Eatery & Drinkery, 1000 W. Lincoln Highway, both offer shuttle services, which have become a popular option for students, even though NIU still offers its Late Night Ride Service from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Molly’s offers its service every day, for as few as one rider, from 9 p.m. until close, and Fatty’s runs its shuttle Tuesday through Saturday nights all year long. Petragallo says the competition is good from a public safety standpoint. “I do think that there are plenty of options for people to get home safely,” he said. Judge just wants to find a way to compete. “You’ve got some steady customers, but people aren’t taking the taxi as much,” Judge said. “Late-night rides cut into my business, TransVAC, buses for NIU, that cuts into my business. ... This is my livelihood.”

She was told to contact the DeKalb Police Department about the problem, which then directed her back to Fairview Park Cemetery because it was up to the owners to enforce. “Or if they could catch the person in the act, then maybe they could catch them that way,” Siragusa said. But that would require confronting the offending dog owners, which Siragusa believes could pose a safety issue and doesn’t guarantee they will listen. She said she also doesn’t have faith the Fairview Park Cemetery Association, which manages the property, would address the complaints. The association, which is a nonprofit corporation that has existed since 1902, currently has six board members. DeKalb County Assistant Public Defender Robert Carlson, who is the association’s secretary, said the board has occasionally received complaints about dogs in the area. “We’ve had complaints in the past,” Carlson said. “... it’s not an ongoing issue this year.” Carlson said the sign about pet etiquette at the cemetery was posted two years ago. Larson, who is the only person who supervises the cemetery, cannot be everywhere

“We’ve have had complaints in the past. ... it’s not an on-going issue this year.” Robert Carlson Fairview Cemetery Park Association secretary to make sure dogs are kept off the graves, he said. “If someone has an issue with that, they should feel free to contact the DeKalb Police Department, and if they know who is doing it, they can bring an ordinance violation charge to the city,” Carlson said. Under Chapter 18 of DeKalb’s municipal code for dogs and other animals, dogs are required to be on a leash at all times except when confined within the premises of the owner. Violating this code carries a fine of $100 to $500. Because the association is a private nonprofit corporation, its meetings are not open to the public, but people with concerns can share them with the cemetery’s administrator, he said. Carlson said he and the board sympathize with people who’ve had their graves sullied by dogs. “Frankly, I would find it upsetting, too,” he said. “The person who allowed this to happen – the dog owner – is not being respectful of what a cemetery is.”

Born: Nov. 20, 1950, in Lexington, Ky. Died: Aug. 5, 2013, in Triumph, Ill. TRIUMPH – Kenneth D. Depper, 62, of Triumph, Ill., died Aug. 5, 2013, at his residence. Born Nov. 20, 1950, in Lexington, Ky., to Harvey and Leona (Herbert) Depper, he married Kathy Ponto on Feb. 27, 2001. He was a member

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ment in writing. He said he wouldn’t do that. Osborn then closed the courtroom to discuss the matter. No witnesses were called Wednesday. Hasan, an American-born Muslim who was paralyzed after being shot by officers responding to the attack, said he was as a soldier who switched sides in what he described as a war between America and his Islamic faith. He then fell silent for most of the day. Hasan wanted to plead guilty to murder and attempted murder, but military rules forbid guilty pleas in death penalty cases. Hasan had also asked to argue that he carried out the shooting in “defense of others,” namely members of the Taliban fighting in Afghanistan, but the judge denied that strategy. His defense strategy still remains unclear.



FRESH SEAFOOD of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota. He was employed by Hot Rod Barn in Seneca as shop foreman and also was the owner and operator of Ken’s Custom Corvettes in Lily Lake, which relocated to Rochelle. He was a Corvette enthusiast. He had a special attachment for his pets, Precious, Gizmo, Festus, Gracie, Buddy and Rally. He is survived by his wife; one son, Kenneth Depper of Leland,

N.C.; one daughter, Kerry (Jeff) Petersen of Genoa; three stepdaughters, Amy (John) Smith of Gales Ferry, Conn., Lisa (Ryan) Zorn of Denver and Laura Bernardin of Waukegan; two grandchildren, Jake and Cody Petersen; and six step-grandchildren, Justin, Matthew and Alexander “A.J.” Smith and Nathan, Jacob and Emma Zorn. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sherri

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Will Republicans blow it again in 2014? In the past few weeks, the U.S. Senate races of 2014 have started to take shape. Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of the former vice president, announced that she would take on Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in a Republican primary. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky got a challenger, too, in businessman Matt Bevin; Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has decided to run against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. What’s going to get the most attention, appropriately, is whether Republicans can retake the Senate. (More on that in a bit.) But there are other questions at stake in the election, and we’ll find out some answers as the races develop. First, is President Barack Obama’s health care law going to be a hit or a flop? And will Republicans finally offer an alternative? Liberals think that as the law is put in place, people will appreciate their new benefits and support for it will rise. Conservatives think the start of the Affordable Care Act will be something between a disappointment and a disaster. If they’re right, the best bet for Democrats will be to change the subject to the Republicans’ lack of a plan. If red-state Democrats such as Pryor and Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana start running away from the law – declaring their support for delaying some of its provisions, for example – we’ll know conservatives are winning the argument. Second, is there going to be a resurgence of hawks in the Republican Party? Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has pulled the party in his direction; it’s more skeptical of foreign interventions and worried about civil liberties than it was during George W. Bush’s presidency. Cotton and Cheney are as youthful and energetic as Paul but on the

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru other side of these debates – and they could start pulling the party back toward its Bushera views. Third, how do conservatives really feel about Republican leaders? A vocal contingent of them considers McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the rest worthless sellouts who are at odds with grass-roots sentiment. This group is backing Bevin. The Kentucky primary will give us a chance to see how many troops each side of this bitter intraparty feud really commands. Fourth, have Republicans learned from the races they threw away in 2010 and 2012? They could have won several Senate seats had they nominated merely mediocre candidates rather than disastrous ones. Rep. Paul Broun, who is running for the Senate in Georgia, has a habit of mentioning Obama in close proximity to words like “Hitler” and “Soviet,” and he says that the Big Bang theory, embryology and evolution are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” If Republicans pick him, they will show that they’ve learned nothing – and that they no longer have any truly safe Senate seats. Fifth, will there be a “wave” in which most of the competitive races break to one party or the other? Republicans are placing their hopes in the dubious theory that the public gets a “six-year itch” during a two-term presidency. It may also be that Republicans now have a strong advantage in midterm elections, in which a lot fewer Americans vote than presidential elections. If the Democrats can bring their edge in

turning out voters from 2012 to the midterms, on the other hand, we could see a wave for them. Sixth – the big one – will control of the Senate flip to the Republicans? The map favors them: Twenty-one Democratic seats will be up for election in 2014, compared with 14 Republican ones, and Republicans need a net gain of only six to get a majority. But the map favored Republicans in 2006 and 2012, too, and they managed to lose ground both times. Republicans are well positioned to win seats from Democrats who are retiring in West Virginia, South Dakota and Montana. But they aren’t running heavyweight candidates in Iowa or Michigan, where Democratic retirements have also created opportunities. It’s true that Republicans haven’t won a Senate seat in Michigan since 1994, but they did very well there in the last midterm elections – picking up the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. Republicans also have no strong candidate yet in Minnesota, where Sen. Al Franken is nearing the end of a first term he barely won in the 2008 Democratic landslide. Alaska Democrat Mark Begich, another bare winner in 2008, doesn’t have a challenger worth sweating over yet, either. Based on the way the races look now, then, a Republican takeover of the Senate is unlikely. Too much would have to go just right for it to happen. But that assessment is subject to revision – especially if Obamacare stays unpopular and the Republicans get their act together.

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


Old profs never quit, they just hang around By MARK BAUERLEIN Bloomberg News Millions of 18-year-olds are excited about heading to college this month – leaving home, making friends and taking courses that meet only a few hours a week. On the first day of classes, however, they may be startled to find that the professor who enters Calculus I or Intro to Philosophy is more than a half-century older than they are. The phenomenon of the teacher who sticks around well past age 70 has been widely noted, yet colleges have had little success in mitigating its impact. A survey commissioned by Fidelity Investments and reported at Inside Higher Ed in June found that “some 74 percent of professors aged 49-67 plan to delay retirement past age 65 or never retire at all.”

Never retire at all? Another study cited in the article, this one using National Science Foundation data, calculated that since the 1970s only 28 percent of higher education faculty had retired by age 65. Think of this from an employer’s point of view. In today’s economy, is there any worse policy than guaranteeing an employee the same job for 40-plus years, even if he or she meets few of the organization’s needs and costs a lot in the bargain? That’s what tenure ensures. An assistant professor comes up for promotion at about age 35, and if the candidate qualifies, the school maintains him or her until the professor (or death) decides otherwise. Granting tenure in 2010 commits the school to that employee until 2050 or beyond. If a major was popular in the

1980s, and a school hired and tenured professors in response, the school keeps them regardless of how many majors the field has in 2010. The college not only has no flexibility to shift the workforce when demand goes down – a professor of sociology can’t shift to chemistry – but also has to pay a higher cost for the employee every year (because of ordinary salary adjustments, pension contributions and medical coverage). Take the case of French professors. According to the Modern Language Association, the discipline recorded 248,000 course enrollments in 1980 in accredited, not-for-profit institutions (including two-year schools). In 1990, the number rose to 272,000, and in those heady years a certain number of faculty members hired to teach those courses won tenure.

Since then, enrollments have dipped more than 20 percent, averaging about 207,000 for the last 10 years. For German, the drop is worse: 133,000 in 1990 to 95,000 today. Obviously, some of these professors aren’t needed now. But ever since 1994, when mandatory retirement rules were ended, administrators can’t make them leave. Tenure started 100 years ago as a way to preserve academic freedom, not to keep employees in place 10 years past customary retirement age. The continued resistance to reform shows arrogant disregard for rising college costs for students, for meritocratic decision-making and for academic innovation.

• Mark Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University and the author of “The Dumbest Generation.”

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John Acardo’s announcement that he will quit as DeKalb County clerk and recorder Sept. 17 was disappointing. Acardo, who only a couple of weeks earlier had announced he would run for re-election, instead will become director of human resources at Kishwaukee College in Malta. We wish him well and thank him for his work in public service. His decision to leave without completing his fouryear term will go down as the only smudge on an otherwise solid record of improving the accessibility of the county’s public records. Acardo, 30, is a Republican, and state law dictates that his replacement must be as well. So the challenge for DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery Metzger and the rest of the county’s Republican establishment will have to find an able-minded person who For the record can continue the work of making public information This DeKalb County Clerk easily available. should be about accuracy, This job should be about efficiency and perhaps accuracy, efficiency and most importantly, providperhaps most importantly, ing the public easy access providing the public easy to public information. access to public information. Residents will be ill-served if the next clerk does not understand the importance of making public information easily available and searchable online. That was one thing that Acardo clearly understood. His website,, probably is the most useful and functional government website in DeKalb County. It is a great conduit to information about land records, tax services, election information and results, and more. The clerk’s office also is charged with coordinating elections, one of the most interactive functions of any government. This too is an important task that will require an organized mind. The county board plans to declare the office vacant Aug. 21, and then Metzger and county Republican Party Chairman Steve Kuhn will take applications for his successor. They hope to name a successor by Sept. 18. We hope that in searching for the next clerk and recorder, they will consider not only who has been a loyal partisan who could win in upcoming spring elections, but who will help move the office further into the future, as more and more people seek to find government records, election results, and other important public information through the Internet.


Alex Rodriguez’s alleged misdeeds under review New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has broken a raft of records during his 20 years in professional baseball. He batted in at least 100 runs in 14 seasons; his 10-year, $275 million contract was the largest ever in baseball; and, as of Monday, he has been given the most severe punishment ever for using performance-enhancing drugs, a 211-game suspension that, if upheld, will keep him off the field through all of next season. Twelve other players accepted 50-game suspensions, which will allow them to be eligible to play in this season’s playoffs. What made A-Rod, again, so different? Technically, Rodriguez’s case is still under review; the star is pursuing an appeals process, which will put the matter before an arbitrator sometime in the next few weeks. A separate federal investigation is ongoing, too. But Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig reportedly has stacks of evidence – emails, text messages, phone calls – showing that Rodriguez worked with Biogenesis, a now-defunct Miami clinic that reportedly offered sports stars performance-enhancing drugs. A-Rod had admitted to using certain performance-enhancing substances between 2001 and 2003. But he has offered no acceptance of guilt or hint of remorse for the conduct alleged Monday, which apparently occurred between 2010 and 2012. If that were all, a 211-game ban might be an excessive punishment. But, as in the case of Lance Armstrong, Rodriguez’s accusers say they have evidence of worse misdeeds. MLB officials believe that A-Rod also encouraged others to go to Biogenesis. Then he apparently attempted to foil MLB’s investigation. It’s not the mere accusation of drug-taking that is so disheartening, it’s the prospect of serial misconduct, manipulation and evasion. Even if an arbiter sustains Rodriguez’s guilt and punishment, the third baseman still will be in line to make another $61 million off of his monstrously large contract. In anticipation of the suspensions, A-Rod nevertheless seemed to explain away the investigation against him as some conspiracy by MLB and the Yankees to deny him salary. Instead, he should count himself lucky that his and other baseball contracts are exceedingly generous; if the charges against him stick, the Yankees would have a moral reason, if not the legal right, to cancel his contract entirely. If there is an upside to the A-Rod saga, it is that it highlights a changing culture in professional baseball. Rank-and-file players are increasingly rejecting performance-enhancing drugs and those who use them. Future players will be healthier, and the game more honest, for it. The Washington Post

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Obama, Fry raise gay rights as key Sochi issue LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With the Sochi Olympics six months away, U.S. President Barack Obama, British actor Stephen Fry and international gay rights group All Out have increased attention on Russia over its new anti-gay law. The law, which was signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” and had already seemed likely to spark protests until the end of the Winter Games. The issue gained more momentum Wednesday as Moscow prepares to host International Olympic Committee leaders for meetings before the start of the athletics world championships Saturday. Obama canceled a planned September meeting in the city with Putin in a diplomatic rebuke over Russia’s harboring of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, having also said in a television interview hours earlier that he had “no patience” with countries that discriminate against gay people. “I think they (Putin and Russia) understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics, we wouldn’t tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently,” Obama (above) said Tuesday to host Jay Leno on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.” – Wire report

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An exterior view of the north side of the new Chessick Practice Center, seen June 14, on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb. The center is expected to be completed in October, and the school hopes to hold an open house for the facility when NIU faces Eastern Michigan on Oct. 26.

Chessick Center progressing, scheduled to be completed in October By STEVE NITZ

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Cubs at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m., CSN The Cubs close out a threegame set against the Phillies before heading to St. Louis to start a three-game weekend series against the Cardinals. Also on TV... Pro baseball Regional coverage, Detroit at Cleveland (6 p.m. start) or L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis (7 p.m. start), MLB Pro football Preseason, Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN Little League baseball Playoffs, Great Lakes Regional semifinals, teams TBD, at Indianapolis, 1 p.m., ESPN; 6 p.m., ESPN2 Playoffs, Northwest Regional semifinal, teams TBD, at San Bernardino, Calif., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA of America, PGA Championship, first round, at Pittsford, N.Y., noon, TNT USGA, U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, secondand third-round matches, at Charleston, S.C., 3 p.m., TGC Cycling Tour of Utah, Stage 3, Richfield to Payson, Utah, 3 p.m., FSN Tennis ATP World Tour/WTA, Rogers Cup, men’s and women’s round of 16, at Montreal and Toronto, 11 a.m., ESPN2

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DeKALB – It was evident to Joe Novak that Northern Illinois needed an indoor facility when he was the Huskies’ defensive coordinator in the early 1980s. Novak was never able to benefit from an indoor practice center when he was an assistant in DeKalb from 1980 to 83, or when he led the Huskies from 1996 through 2007. But in July, Novak got a taste of the new facility when they were able to go on a tour with a group that also included Bill Mallory, who coached

NIU the four years Novak led the defense. “So much more than I ever would’ve anticipated,” Novak told the Daily Chronicle. “It is huge. It is a big, big facility.” Mark Mulhauser, NIU’s associate athletic director for Joe Novak major gifts, said construction is scheduled to be completed at the end of October. Mulhauser said FieldTurf will be arriving next week. Mulhauser, who led a tour of the

facility at NIU’s annual media day in DeKalb on Wednesday, said the school hopes to hold an open house for the facility when the Huskies take on Eastern Michigan on Oct. 26. When Novak took the NIU coaching job in 1996, he started campaigning for an indoor facility but it was just a matter of getting the funding. He also wanted a new football office building first. The Yordon Center was completed in time for the 2007 season, so Novak got to use that during his final coaching campaign.

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Fact of the Day: 23 – Number of victories for Dave Doeren in two years as NIU coach. He finished with a record of 23-4.

NIU adjusts to new targeting rule By LUKE SRODULSKI DeKALB – College football’s new targeting rule has been a significant talking point at just about every college training camp this summer, and Northern Illinois is no exception. If anything, it’s been on the coaches’ minds even more than the norm. “They talk about it every day,” senior safety Jimmie Ward said after Wednesday’s practice at Huskie Stadium. “We watched a clip about it. I’ve got to go a meeting [today on the targeting rule].” The rule is meant to crack down on defenders targeting the head of a deRob Winner – fenseless player, a type of hit that often Safety Jimmie Ward watches during the results in concussions. This isn’t the first practice of the season Monday at first year such a hit has been illegal. The difference is along with a 15-yard penalHuskie Stadium in DeKalb.

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including a special video tour of the Chessick Center – log on to ty, an offender of this rule can be ejected from the game. If an ejection occurs in the second half, the player would also be suspended for the first half of the next game. Defensive coordinator/safeties coach Jay Niemann has been stressing the rule change in the Huskies’ work both on and off the field. The Huskies are changing their drill work, as shown

in the low targets on the tackling dummies and, like Ward said, they’re also watching video to distinguish right from wrong. Ultimately, Niemann said that he thinks it’s a necessary rule change, but that the players will have to adapt. “I’m for anything that gives the players better safety,” Niemann said. “They’d all like to play with reckless abandon without any rules attached to it, so it’s going to force change on their part.” Niemann and Ward may understand the significance of the rule better than most, because Ward was ejected a year ago for his crushing hit on Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz and subsequent taunting of Neutz and the Buffalo bench.

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the same page, and he’s done a great job of keeping us there and building trust.” Starting quarterback Jay Cutler has echoed McCown’s sentiments since arriving in Bourbonnais. And as we’ve learned from past experience, it is Cutler’s relationship with Trestman and the rest of his staff that will go a long way toward determining the success of this ballclub. General manager Phil Emery also said how impressed he is with Trestman so far, particularly in his approach to his players, teaching and trying to build a team-first, family-type atmosphere.

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BOURBONNAIS – It would be easy to miss in the clutter of all that is insignificant, tedious and distracting about NFL opening preseason games, but to ignore the personal accomplishment for Marc Trestman would be grossly unfair. Since Trestman first started coaching as a volunteer assistant at the University of Miami more than 30 years ago, his goal and dream have been to be a head coach in the NFL. While the game itself quickly will be forgotten, when the referee raises his arm and blows his whistle Friday to signify the opening kickoff of the Bears’ presea-

VIEWS Hub Arkush son tilt at Carolina, it also will signal the fulfillment of a lifetime of hopes and dreams for Trestman. It is a moment worth noting. We have much to learn about Trestman as an NFL coach, but the early indications are that he is ready for the challenge and will approach it somewhat differently than most have before him. Concerns about his cerebral nature and almost professorial approach to the job have been put to rest early in train-

ing camp by how clearly and completely he seems to have his players’ attention. Asked to describe his new coach, backup quarterback Josh McCown answered: “Marc is very humble, very patient and highly intelligent. He does a great job with us, especially the quarterbacks, just in how he explains things, how he explains reads. The nature of his disposition is different and he understands that. He’s a really great communicator.” McCown added: “Marc talks about it being so important for us to build a solid relationship going forward because the head coach and the quarterback have to be on

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Easy to find autographs of college stars for sale

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 66 45 .595 Cleveland 62 51 .549 Kansas City 57 53 .518 Minnesota 49 61 .445 White Sox 41 69 .373 East Division W L Pct Boston 68 46 .596 Tampa Bay 66 45 .595 Baltimore 61 51 .545 New York 57 54 .514 Toronto 52 60 .464 West Division W L Pct Oakland 64 48 .571 Texas 63 50 .558 Seattle 52 60 .464 Los Angeles 51 60 .459 Houston 37 74 .333

NEW YORK – A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale. Pick a star and you can find memorabilia with a supposedly verified signature. South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller. Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. Alabama’s AJ McCarron. The list goes on and on. The difference is ESPN has reported the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, got paid to sign autographs, which would violate amateurism rules. That has led to other schools being asked questions about whether their players earned money for signatures.

Muhammad sent home from transition program FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders says the team “fully supports” the decision to send first-round draft Shabazz Muhammad home from the NBA’s rookie transition program due to a rules violation. Muhammad was sent home after bringing a female visitor to his hotel room Tuesday night. Players are required to get approval for guests from program officials. Muhammad also will be fined for the infraction, which was first reported by USA Today. He will have to go through the program again next summer. Muhammad was chosen 14th overall by the Timberwolves in June after one season at UCLA. The rookie transition program is a four-day seminar that is held to help teach young players about making the jump from college, or overseas, to the NBA.

Tigers release Valverde from Triple-A contract CLEVELAND – The Detroit Tigers have cut ties with closer Jose Valverde. The club released the colorful Valverde from his contract with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, ending a stay that included several highs and lows. “We tried and he tried and it just didn’t work,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “I’ll always have great memories of him. He did a terrific job for this organization. He was a terrific closer and a terrific teammate.” Valverde went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA, converting nine saves in 12 chances, but it never seemed easy and he was designated for assignment June 21. He accepted a trip to Toledo, where he had seven saves with a 4.09 ERA in 11 games.

Burress embracing role of elder statesman LATROBE, Pa. – Plaxico Burress turns 36 next Monday, an age the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver jokes makes him “grandpa” in a locker room filled with kids who weren’t even playing Pop Warner when Burress made his NFL debut nine months after the turn of the millennium. Look closely enough at Burress’ still impossibly youthful face and you’ll see a fleck or two of gray in his chin stubble. It’s only when Burress talks that the years – and the perspective they provide – become evident. In the twilight of a career that remains enigmatic at best and erratic at worst, this is Burress’ last stand. And he knows it. Even more, he’s OK with it.

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Wrigley Field was the last major league ballpark with day-only games. That ended 25 years ago on Aug. 8, 1988 with its first night game.


Wrigley woes continue to this day I remember it like it was a quarter century ago. Or yesterday. Or 1800. That first night game at Wrigley Field, on this date 25 years past, was such a big event you might have thought somebody had invented electricity and Old Style simultaneously. As it was, the hot afternoon progressed, the sky’s glow dimmed, and when the lights took effect, there were the Friendly Confines illuminated like, well, every other major league ballpark in the world. There had been plenty of controversy, of course. Nothing beyond dirt-raking and gum-scraping can happen at Wrigley Field without controversy. Since the beginning of time, or at least 1914, there had not been night games at Wrigley. And according to many – neighbors, baseball “purists,” dark sky cultists – there never should be. Baseball started out being played in daylight, and who were the Cubs to change something God had decreed? If God wanted night games, He would have had light poles grow out of the ivy and light bulbs sprout from the Andy Frain ushers’ heads. In truth, the fuss and the game and the lighting were all so ... Cub-like. First of all, the Cubs have to be kicked in the rear every so often just to move into the world inhabited by everybody else. And there are Cubs fans and neighbors resisting that every kick.

VIEWS Rick Telander The all-day-games home schedule was wonderful in a lazier, simpler time. Kids, grandmas, and – as Jack Brickhouse called them – shut-ins could watch all summer-long on WGN-TV, and never have to worry about missing dinner. You could set your clock by that 1:20 p.m. start Former president Dallas Green decided that a few 3:05 games might be enjoyable for working fans and healthy for players who went out on the town and didn’t like to get up first thing in the morning. You can read Rush Street there if you’d like. Again, 3:05 starts were seen by certain critics as sins taken directly from the devil’s playbook. But they happened, and by 1988 the Cubs had mastered the message enough to actually be allowed to have some games under the lights. Aug. 8th came, and when I got my press pass for the epic game, I remember staring at it something like the way a pilgrim might have stared at that first stalk of corn growing from the garden with a fish buried underneath. Bill Murray came on pregame with announcer Harry Caray, whose gigantic, blackframed glasses looked like twin lariats glued together and stuck on a potato. Murray

was hilarious, and there was magic in the air. Actually, it was moisture and storm clouds. With Cubs leading the Phillies 3-1 in the fourth inning, the rain came gushing down, and all the good vibes were washed away like popcorn down the gum-stained aisles. There was no rain let-up in sight – or at least what you could see under the glorious new lights – and eventually the game was called. Of course, the Cubs would be ahead. And of course, it didn’t count. And, of course, the Cubs would lose to the Phillies the next night. Oh yeah, and of course that had been one of the driest summers anyone could remember. Until then. Do you see a trend here? Do you see Cub-ness in microcosm on that first nonday, rain-lost, beautifully-illuminated and irrelevant event? I do. Indeed, I remember one day in the weeks preceding the big nongame taking a tour with former team president Don Grenesko – a guy I had once waited tables with at a restaurant in Evanston – and seeing not only plans for lights at Wrigley, but also places where Grenesko had said the trappings for the lights had been stored. The plans were from the 1940s, but World War II had interfered, and the copper wires and such had been given up for the defense effort. It only took 43 years to get the lighting plan back on track.

Murphy lifts Cubs PHILADELPHIA – Donnie Murphy hit a tiebreaking three-run shot in the ninth inning for his second homer of the game, lifting the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Murphy drove a 3-1 pitch from Justin De Fratus deep into the left field seats for his third homer in two games. He also had a solo shot in the third. Luis Garcia (0-1) set up Murphy’s winning homer by issuing three walks, including one to Cole Gillespie after Cody Ransom was picked off first for the second out of the inning.

– The Associated Press

Hilarious, huh? In my view it is directly analogous to tormented plans today that the Ricketts family claim they need to bring the Cubs back into the major leagues, as we know them. The massive Jumbotron, the hotel, the walkway, the signage – it’s the lights issue of 25 years ago made modern. As I recall, that first sort-of night game had been lovely to watch. And oddly retro. The Cubs were 14 games under .500 and in fourth place in their division. It wasn’t déjà vu. It was just like forever.

• Rick Telander is a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and can be reached at

White Sox, Yankees head into extra innings at U.S. Cellular White Sox’s Gordon Beckham (right) scores the tying run Wednesday past New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine on a hit by Adam Dunn off a pitch by relief pitcher Mariano Rivera during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox trailed, 4-0, after four innings before starting their comeback in the fifth inning. Wednesday’s game did not finish in time to be included in this edition. Head to sports to see more from the Sox-Yankees game. The Sox open a four-game series with a doubleheader against the Twins on Friday. Game 1 starts at 1:10 p.m., with Game 2 scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.

Fox Sports gets U.S. Open in 12-year deal PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Fox Sports is in as the next broadcast partner for the U.S. Open starting in 2015. In a surprising announcement Wednesday evening, the U.S. Golf Association said it has signed a 12-year multimedia deal with Fox network and Fox Sports 1 to be the domestic broadcast partner for the U.S. Open and other USGA championships. – Wire reports

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Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at White Sox (n) Cincinnati 6, Oakland 5 Baltimore 10, San Diego 3 Seattle 9, Toronto 7 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2 Detroit at Cleveland (n) Boston at Houston (n) Minnesota at Kansas City (n) Tampa Bay at Arizona (n) Texas at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games Detroit (Scherzer 16-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 4-6), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 10-6) at Kansas City (B.Chen 4-0), 7:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Minnesota at White Sox, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Baltimore at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games White Sox 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Detroit 5, Cleveland 1 Cincinnati 3, Oakland 1 Boston 15, Houston 10 Minnesota 7, Kansas City 0 Arizona 6, Tampa Bay 1 Texas 8, L.A. Angels 3 Baltimore 4, San Diego 1 Toronto 7, Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 69 44 .611 St. Louis 66 46 .589 Cincinnati 63 51 .553 Cubs 50 63 .442 Milwaukee 48 65 .425 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 70 45 .609 Washington 54 60 .474 New York 51 60 .459 Philadelphia 51 62 .451 Miami 43 69 .384 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 62 50 .554 Arizona 57 55 .509 San Diego 52 62 .456 Colorado 52 63 .452 San Francisco 50 62 .446

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Wednesday’s Games Cubs 5, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 6, Oakland 5 Baltimore 10, San Diego 3 Atlanta 6, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 4, Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis (n) Tampa Bay at Arizona (n) Milwaukee at San Francisco (n) Today’s Games Cubs (Samardzija 6-10) at Philadelphia (E.Martin 0-1), 12:05 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8), 11:10 a.m. Miami (Fernandez 8-5) at Pittsburgh (Cole 5-5), 11:35 a.m. Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-3) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-11), 2:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 10-3) at St. Louis (Westbrook 7-6), 7:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Cubs at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6:05 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Baltimore at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 9, Cubs 8 Atlanta 2, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 4, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Colorado 2 Cincinnati 3, Oakland 1 St. Louis 5, L.A. Dodgers 1 Arizona 6, Tampa Bay 1 Baltimore 4, San Diego 1

Boston’s Thornton placed on DL HOUSTON – Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Thornton was injured on Sunday and his stint on the DL is retroactive to Monday. The left-hander, who was acquired last month in a trade with the White Sox, is 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 10 appearances with Boston. The Red Sox also recalled right-hander Pedro Beato from Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday night’s game at Houston. – Wire report

NFL PRESEASON Sunday’s Result Dallas 24, Miami 20 Today’s Games 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’s Games 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’s Game N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Buffalo at Indianapolis, 12:30 p.m.


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Bears happy without ‘Hard Knocks’ distraction BOURBONNAIS – The HBO series “Hard Knocks” kicked off this week in Cincinnati, which is roughly 260 miles from Olivet Nazarene University. As far as some Bears are concerned, that distance is just about perfect. For fans, the series represents a rare opportunity to see players beyond the field. Cameras take us into cafeterias, meeting rooms and dorm rooms and show the supposed realities of what life is like for coaches and players in the NFL. The Bengals are in the spotlight for the second time in the series’ eight-season history. They also were featured in 2009, while other teams who have starred in “Hard Knocks” include the Baltimore Ravens (2001), Dallas Cowboys (2002, 2008), Kansas City Chiefs (2007), New York Jets (2010) and Miami Dolphins (2012). Veteran offensive lineman Matt Slauson participated in the series as a member of the Jets in 2010. He joined the Bears this season after four years in New York. Asked to grade his “Hard

Knocks” experience on a scale of fun to annoying, Slauson sighed and pondered the question. “It’s not really fun,” Slauson said. That would leave annoying. Slauson had a better description: frustrating. “As a player, you do watch the shows,” Slauson said. “And it does get very frustrating how much they cut and paste.” This probably should shock no one with a cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem. Reality television is to reality what convenience store seafood is to seafood. In the quest for ratings, tension trumps all. “They try to create controversy and create stories where there’s not really a story,” Slauson said. “They will interview somebody and ask them about a player, and then they’ll use that clip to talk about a different player.” That’s really low. “I know,” Slauson said. “It’s awful. But it’s what they do. They have to get people to watch, so

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick whatever.” Don’t expect the series to come to Bourbonnais any time soon. Not this year, not next year. If I were to guess, I’d extend that phrase to not this decade, not next decade. Bears general manager Phil Emery is polite and friendly with reporters, but he guards team secrets like a night watchman at the Smithsonian. It’s beyond difficult to imagine Emery and Marc Trestman inviting cameras into meeting rooms while coaches analyzed film and prepared for the next game on the schedule. Last year, Emery all but closed the door on the possibility of hosting “Hard Knocks.” “To me, it’s all about football,” Emery said. “Personally, no, but if that was in the best interest of the club, I’m sure we would all

consider it.” Maybe if the Bears were starved for publicity, extra cameras and microphones would make sense. But they are by far the most popular team in Chicago, including the Blackhawks, who have won two Stanley Cup championships in four seasons. Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea said he watched the series but did not mind other teams hogging the spotlight. “It’s a distraction,” Paea said. “A lot of guys won’t be themselves in front of cameras.” Even if players were authentic, who knows which scenes the series would air? That’s part of what bugged Slauson so much. “It did give fans a little bit of a glimpse into what camp was like, but what they showed, sometimes it made us kind of look bad,” Slauson said. “The way that we’re seeing ourselves being portrayed, it was like, ‘That’s not really what camp is like. It’s not just a joke-around fest. I mean, this is serious stuff here.’ ”

In reality, Slauson said, an all-access series about camp would be pretty dull. “Yeah, absolutely,” Slauson said. “Camp for us is boring. I’ve got zero time to do anything fun, so I’m just sitting in meetings and going to practice and then more meetings and bed. So, I mean, there’s not really a whole lot to show there.” At least the series could show the Bears’ faces, which could help a guy like Paea. Sometimes, the burly Samoan is mistaken for teammate Roberto Garza. “Football is a game of guys with helmets,” Paea said with a smile. “A lot of fans don’t know what I look like. They sometimes call me ‘Garza’ because I’m brown and I have the Mohawk.” Some face time on TV could help. “They would get familiar with the names easier,” Paea said. Garza, er, Paea has a point.

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

Hayden out for season with leg injury The ASSOCIATED PRESS


The Bears were at best thin at cornerback before Wednesday’s announcement that starting nickel back Kelvin Hayden will be out for the season after surgery on his injured hamstring. Consider them now dangerously thin. Zack Bowman (already cut and resigned once) and Sherrick McManis (primarily a special teams player) are the only veterans on the roster with NFL experience behind starters Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman. Isaiah Frey was on the Bears’ practice squad last year. For now, the nickel job is Frey’s to lose, but you can bet general manager Phil Emery is scouring the NFL waiver wire.


Not only is Eben Britton firmly entrenched at offensive tackle now as opposed to guard, coach Marc Trestman went so far as to say Wednesday that Britton is “definitely involved right now as part of this roster.” That’s about as far as Trestman’s gone praising any player in camp.


Linebacker D.J. Williams was seen watching practice Wednesday from a golf cart in a walking boot, and appeared to still be suffering noticeable discomfort from his calf injury. His status remains week to week.

BOURBONNAIS – Veteran Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden will miss the season after recently tearing his left hamstring in practice at Soldier Field. Hayden will have surgery to repair the hamstring and will need six to eight months of rehab, Bears coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday. Hayden was injured in practice Saturday night. The 30-year-old Hayden has 12 career interceptions. Second-year player Isaiah Frey will replace him in the nickel back spot in Friday’s preseason opener at Carolina. Frey, a sixth-round draft pick out of Nevada, has been one of the surprises of training camp with a handful of forced turnovers.


Bears prep for more game-like situations By KEVIN FISHBAIN BOURBONNAIS – The Bears’ final practice as a whole had a different look than what we have seen in the Marc Trestman era, even though it began with a “déjà vu all over again” moment. On the first play, quarterback Jay Cutler’s pass got batted at the line and intercepted, which happened three times the previous day. After that, though, the offense settled down, as Trestman got the team ready for the regular season in what he dubbed the “most important practice of the year.” “We did everything from the sideline today – there were no scripts or preparation for the players,” he explained. “We gave the coaches and the players to work situational football like it would be in the game.” The format allowed the team to get used to a packed sideline, which they will experience with 90 players in the first couple of preseason games. It wasn’t a designed practice necessarily for Friday night’s preseason opener in Caroli-

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Alshon Jeffery runs a play on the sixth day of practice Aug. 1 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais. na, Trestman said, but for the whole 2013 campaign. “We weren’t practicing to get ready for the game, we were practicing to get ready for the season,” he said. “The difference is, they weren’t getting coaching on the field. You didn’t feel the energy that comes with coaches moving them along, they had to do it on their own. “It’s a great exercise. … Everybody needs to feel that dynamic and we try to get them a head start. Friday night should

come easier to all of us.” Quick hits: The biggest pass play of the day came on a bullet touchdown from quarterback Josh McCown to Fendi Onobun. … Both Eric Weems and Joe Anderson took reps with the first-team receivers in Earl Bennett’s absence. … Offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod was more involved in Wednesday’s practice, but still might be held out of Friday’s preseason game. Trestman said all starters would be playing minimally in Carolina, if they play at all.

Trestman has spoken often in his first couple weeks about “how much we all love football.” The five minutes or so surrounding the opening kickoff in Carolina will be a huge moment for Trestman, and I’m sure a thousand emotions will well up and run through him. But then he will quickly return to the enormity of the task at hand. Even though it will be Trestman’s first game as an NFL head coach, don’t expect him to treat it any differently than any other coaches we’ve known.

The coach announced after the club’s final practice before Friday’s game not all the starters will play, and those who do will see extremely limited action. Trestman said Cutler will play but it might be for no more than three to six plays. The best guess here is that Cutler will get only one series, unless the Bears go three and out, in which case he might come out for a second possession. Trestman also explained that his focus in the game will be working with his second-, third- and fourth-teamers to see how well they’ve absorbed his system; how they perform in a full-contact, live-game situation; how they handle special teams; and, for the

majority of them who also will be seeing their first NFL action, how they respond to the bright lights and big stage. Perhaps the best news for Trestman in Carolina will be that, unlike the majority of his players, his job will absolutely not be at stake for the first time in a long time. His job will be to get this one under his belt, take just a moment to enjoy it, and then get on with the business of seeing how long he can keep it.

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

perienced reserve Bears cornerbacks behind starters Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. The Bears had D.J. Moore as an extra nickel back last year, but allowed him to leave in free agency and he signed with the Carolina Panthers. Hayden, a Chicago native, intercepted Rex Grossman’s pass in Super Bowl XLI and returned it for a clinching Indianapolis Colts touchdown in 2007. He becomes a free agent after the 2013 season. Frey called the 2012 experience he received on the practice squad invaluable. “Last year, you come in as a rookie and you don’t know really what to expect,” he said. “But this year I knew what was going on and was able to be a lot more

comfortable.” The injury was one of several to hit the Bears in the past week. Wide receiver Earl Bennett has been sidelined since Saturday with a concussion, which was confirmed by the team. Bennett also suffered a concussion in December in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Defensive end Julius Peppers has not practiced since Saturday because of a tight hamstring. The Bears are also without starting middle linebacker D.J. Williams (strained right calf) and rookie second-round draft pick Jonathan Bostic will start in his place Friday. Starting free safety Chris Conte also missed practice Wednesday with hamstring tightness.


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Carey comfortable with group of wide receivers By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – A year ago at this time, Rod Carey was Northern Illinois’ offensive line coach and run-game coordinator. In only a year, he’s gone from coaching the line, to offensive coordinator and now head coach. And, he’s already coached in a BCS bowl game. “That feels like a lifetime ago in a lot of ways, last year,” Carey said at NIU’s annual media day. “Then I was out there, I was coaching the O-line (Wednesday). We were just talking about it, it felt like I was back there. Life is funny. The older you get the faster it goes. In a lot of ways it’s gone too fast. “But it’s been good. The reason it’s been good, I’ve had a lot of change personally, a ton. When you have good people around you, that makes change a whole lot easier.” Other notes from Wednesday’s media day: • While it’s hard to replace wideouts like Martel Moore and Perez Ashford, who are currently in NFL camps, Carey feels comfortable with the committee he has out there.

“We have Tommylee Lewis who we certainly think is dynamic. Da’Ron Brown, Juwan Brescacin, [Angelo] Sebastiano, Jacob Brinlee,” Carey said. “And then some of the newcomers we’re just getting a look at.” • Camp is only three days old and it’s way too early to know which true freshmen will play this year. However, Carey mentioned wide outs Aregeros Turner and Tommylee Chad Beebe, Lewis running back Jordan Huff and linebackers Bobby Jones IV and Jamaal Payton as newcomers who could make a difference. “I think those are some names off the top of my head, as we stand Day 3,” Carey said. “Talk to me Day 13, it might be different.” • Running back Akeem Daniels hasn’t practiced yet because of a foot injury, giving the rest of the running backs more reps. Carey mentioned Cameron Stingily, a former linebacker, as someone who had a “great” spring. Carey said he’s looking for big things from Stingily.

Moore: Not much players can do about helmet-to-helmet contact • DEFENSE Continued from page B1 As someone whose play has been subject to the discretion of the referees, it only seems likely that Ward would be opposed to the new rule. Nevertheless, he’s looking at it with a positive attitude. “I like it,” Ward said. “It shows off my tackling technique and it shows off everybody else’s tackling technique. If you can’t tackle, you can’t play defense.” And tackling technique has been a main focus of the defense during practice, which the coaches hope will carry over to the games. However, sophomore cornerback Marlon Moore said that sometimes, there’s not much defenders can do about helmet-to-helmet contact. “I’m a clean player, so I don’t go for dirty hits,” Moore said. “But sometimes, it may be a mistake. If the running back lowers his helmet into our helmets and they hit headto-head, I don’t think you

“It shows off my tackling technique and it shows off everybody else’s tackling technique. If you can’t tackle, you can’t play defense.” Jimmie Ward NIU cornerback should get an ejection.” It’s all left up to the officials, who will undoubtedly be focusing a lot of attention on these hits in the opening weeks of the season. Southeastern Conference supervisor of officials Steve Shaw has said that his referees would be in more trouble for not calling an illegal hit than calling it, and the same probably goes for the Mid-American Conference. “It’s front and center on every official’s plate in every league,” Niemann said. “We’ve got to take notice and try to make adjustments, and that’s what we’re doing.”

EAST DIVISION 1. Ohio (15) 164 2. Bowling Green (8) 154 3. Kent State (1) 119 4. Buffalo (1) 101 5. Miami 78 6. Akron 53 7. UMass 29 WEST DIVISION 1. Northern Illinois (16) 138 2. Toledo (5) 122 3. Ball State (3) 108 4. Central Michigan (1) 67 5. Western Michigan 61 6. Eastern Michigan 29 2013 Marathon MAC Championship Game Winner: Northern Illinois 14; Toledo 3; Ohio 3; Bowling Green 2; Ball State 2; Central Michigan 1.

In the past, NIU has had to use the DeKalb Recreation Center for bowl game preparation or spring workouts during cold weather. That’s not the case anymore. “When you’re talking winter time or spring time in DeKalb, spring practices, there’s a lot of days we couldn’t get a decent spring practice in April,” Novak said. Soon, the NIU coaching staff will be able to give recruits a tour of the Chessick Center,

“I’ll tell you what, when we inally practice in there, I think it’ll make a huge difference.” Rod Carey Northern Illinois football coach and cameras will certainly catch it when the Huskies are on TV. The building will only help when it comes to recruiting. “I’ll tell you what,” NIU coach Rod Carey said, “when we finally practice in there, I

MAC hopes to build on banner season By NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press In the last year, the Mid-American Conference has had a team in the Orange Bowl and a player picked No. 1 in the NFL draft. Now, for an encore – how about a Heisman Trophy? That may seem far-fetched, but Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch finished seventh in the voting last season, and he’s back to try to lead the Huskies to another banner year. Northern Illinois played in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, and although the Huskies were beaten soundly, the MAC was celebrating again a short while later when Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher was the first pick in the draft.

“I think the conference is on the rise, and a lot of great things are happening,” Lynch said. “The whole Heisman campaign, Eric Fisher going No. 1 overall. ... I think there’s great things going on, and I think the best is yet to come for this conference.” That remains to be seen. Northern Illinois has a new coach – Rod Carey led the Huskies in their bowl because predecessor Dave Doeren had taken the North Carolina State job. And since the Huskies lost to Florida State in the Orange Bowl by three touchdowns, the MAC champion might need an unbeaten record to repeat Northern Illinois’ feat of reaching a BCS bowl. Northern Illinois made it despite a loss in the regular season. As for Lynch’s Heisman

hopes, he threw for 3,138 yards and 25 touchdowns last season – while running for 1,815 yards and 19 TDs. Numbers like that – if he can repeat them – will get attention. Six teams have won the MAC title in the last nine seasons, and the last three league championship games were down-to-the-wire thrillers. Amid all that apparent parity, Northern Illinois is starting to look like a legitimate dynasty. The Huskies are trying to become the first team to win three straight MAC titles since Marshall won four in a row from 1997 to 2000. Including the last two conference title games, Northern Illinois has won 17 straight against MAC opponents. The biggest threat to that streak this year may be a trip to Toledo in November.


EAST DIVISION Overall Conf. Team W L W L Kent St. 11 3 8 0 B. Green 8 5 6 2 Ohio 9 4 4 4 Buffalo 4 8 3 5 Miami 4 8 3 5 UMass 1 11 1 7 Akron 1 11 0 8

2012-13 bowl games Dec. 15 - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Dec. 21 –Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl: Central Florida 38, Ball State 17 Dec. 26 – Little Caesars Bowl: Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21 Dec. 27 – Military Bowl: San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Dec. 28 – Independence Bowl: Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Jan. 1 – Orange Bowl: Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 Jan. 6 – Bowl: Arkansas State 17, Kent State 13

Recruits soon to get tour of center • CHESSICK Continued from page B1


2012 MAC Standings WEST DIVISION Overall Conf. Team W L W L NIU 12 2 8 0 Ball State 9 4 6 2 Toledo 9 4 6 2 CMU 7 6 4 4 WMU 4 8 2 6 EMU 2 10 1 7

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think it’ll make a huge difference.” NIU football couldn’t be in a better spot, coming off an Orange Bowl appearance. The Chessick Center is an added bonus. “When I first came in, I think it was only a few years the Yordon Center [had been built]. There was no indoor [practice facility],” NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch said. “It’s on the rise, like I said. Having an indoor is going to help us, it’ll benefit us in the winter time for bowl games. Whenever we’ve had bad weather we can always have a place to practice.”

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Jason Williams plays Bobby, a 35-year-old lifelong bachelor who has been unable to maintain a steady relationship – his three girlfriends aside – in the Stage Coach Players’ production of “Company.”

Marriage musical Stage Coachers’ ‘Company’ a look at relationships Story and photos by CHRIS BURROWS |


obby seems to have it all – a great job, an education and three girlfriends – but on his 35th birthday, he realizes that he might be missing out on something: Marriage. Ryan Morton has been there, minus all those girlfriends. Last year, when Morton submitted the script for the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company” to the Stage Coach Players, he felt a connection with the main character in the 43-year-old show. “At the time I found myself in the same situation that Bobby was in,” Morton said. “I was questioning where I go from here and thinking about all the missed opportunities I had to find love and all of the people who were out of reach.” The Players too saw something appealing in Bobby’s story, and picked up the script with Morton as its director. The show runs today through Saturday and Aug. 15 through 18 at the Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. “Company” offers a humorous look at love, relationships and commitment told through Bobby’s interactions with five very different married couples. “There’s a lot of comedy in it, but there’s also a lot of heartfelt emotion, because you have a lot of realizations about the different ways that a marriage can work,” Morton said. The production includes a tidy, 11-member cast, each of whom is featured in at least one number, and a live, 12-piece orchestra seated backstage. Jason Williams, of Rockford, plays the lead role of Bobby, a character who only briefly leaves the stage and performs five difficult songs.

If you go n What: “Company,” a musical comedy n When: Thursday through Sunday and Aug. 15

through 18 n Where: Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb n Tickets: Available online at, by phone at 815-758-1940, or visit the theater box office. n Cost: $15 adults, $12 children younger than 12. “It’s like a marathon for this guy,” castmate Barb McCaskey said. “He’s never off stage, and he’s singing his heart out.” Williams studied at Northern Illinois University and got his start several years ago with the Players, but says the role of Bobby has challenged him. “He’s a complicated character,” Williams said. “Probably one of the more complicated characters I’ve played in a musical. They’re usually pretty flat, but he’s pretty deep.” McCaskey, herself an icon of DeKalb County music, figures into the mix as Joanne, one of the five wives in the show. She appreciates the musical’s formula-breaking storyline. “It’s challenging, but that’s refreshing,” McCaskey said. “It’s no boy-meets-girl, and then they have a little trouble, and then it’s all OK.” When “Company” debuted on Broadway in 1970, it was known for its loosely connected scenes and non-chronological script. Morton sought to connect the dots in his own way. “In my mind I needed to connect it in some way,” Morton said. “It actually starts with Bobby contemplating his life. ... He is walking through his life and reliving it to try and come up with an answer. That was my own touch.”

Barb McCaskey as Joanne and Lawrence Nepodahl as Larry in “Company,” a musical that runs Thursday through Saturday this week and next at the Stage Coach Players Theater in DeKalb.


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things to do this weekend Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” a PG entry in the Percy franchise; “Planes,” an animated PG movie in the vein of “Cars”; and “We’re the Millers,” an R comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms.

Go sale-ing Celebrate art Friday is Worldwide Art Day, a day designed to get children and even adults to express themselves artistically. Artists for a Better World suggest you draw a picture, compose a song, write a poem or story, paint and more. Check if your local library or other places are holding any events this day.

At the movies

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The big movies opening this week are “Elysium,” an action/sci-fi flick starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster; “Percy

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STAGE Stage Coach Players’ “Company”: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Sunday and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. PR Productions’ “Alice in Wonderland”: 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 18, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Cost: $10, general admission. Tickets: www.; box office opens one hour prior to each showtime. Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb.

AUDITIONS IVT Arsenic and Old Lace: 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19, at the Sandwich Opera House at 140 E. Railroad St., in Sandwich, in the Com-

so you’ll have a good chance to see the show. Check the newspaper to see if anyone in town is holding any events, or Google the best places to watch from your area.

munity Room (side entrance). Auditioners should be prepared to read cold from the script and no appointment is necessary. Performances are scheduled for Oct. 18 through Oct. 20 at the Sandwich Opera House. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie” and “A Christmas Carol”: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. “Annie” runs Nov. 7 through 17. “A Christmas Carol” runs Dec. 12 through 15. 815-758-1940. “Fiddler on the Roof”: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 and 27 at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., in Sandwich. Auditioners should be at least age 8, arrive at any time within the audition time period and should come prepared to sing and act. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 23.

ART “Kishwaukee College Student Prints”: Today through Aug. 17, The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 815-758-0313. Carmen Armstrong’s People in Possible Places: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in August, DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Exhibit includes 52 colorful, figurative

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paintings by Carmen Armstrong, professor emerita of NIU School of Art. Artist reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23. 815-758-1351. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762 History/memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free., 815-757-5959, 815-757-0462 or 815-758-3635.


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Highway across five states. DeKalb location: DeKalb Area Women’s Center parking lot, 415 N. 11th St. with rain location at DAWC building, 1021 State St. Information: 815-7581351 or Corn Fest: Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, downtown DeKalb. Sound Stage Lineup Friday 5:30 p.m. – The Relics 7 p.m. – Audiodrive 9:30 p.m. – Back Country Roads Saturday Noon – Menagerie 1:30 p.m. – The Rockinghams 3 p.m. – Destination Unknown 5 p.m. – Miles Neilson & The Rusted Hearts 7 p.m. – Cover Gurl 9 p.m. – Hi-Infidelity Sunday Noon – Southern Charm 1:30 p.m. – Dirt Road Rockers 3 p.m. – Adam Craig Band 4:30 p.m. – Josh Thompson

REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342.

EVENTS Lincoln Highway Buy-Way: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, along Lincoln

MUSIC Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for performance on Oct. 24 at the NIU Convocation Center. Tickets range from $35 to $55 for reserved seating. Purchase tickets at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets,, or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.

Sycamore Park District’s Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, 4335 S. Airport Road, Sycamore. Free. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic supplies. Food and beverages available for purchase. 815-8953202. Schedule: Today – Crazy Talk DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 20, Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free. Featured artists: Aug. 13 – Barb McCaskey Aug. 20 – Maureen Christine Egyptian Theatre Live Lunch Music Series: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 22, Van Buer Plaza, across from the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Schedule: Today – Kaitlin Sosnowski Aug. 15 – Bend in the Road Aug. 22 – The Conley Trio Candlebox featuring Candlelight Red and Open Air Stereo: 8 p.m. Friday, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at Pickin’ in the Park: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Franklin Township Park, Kirkland. Bring a chair or a blanket. Performances by Les Bellah and friends, including John Brizzolara, Kami Mathes, Diana Carls, Cooter Brown, Basically Bluegrass, Killbuck Country Grass, Brad Wallace, The Saltines, Duane Fisher of Shuvlhed, Dale Rhode of Cross Roads and more. Burger, chips and pop for $5. 50/50 raffles. Proceeds benefit Joe McGuan Scholarship Fund. Cecelia and Harold Kafer recital: 5 p.m. Aug. 18, Recital Hall, Music Building, NIU. Program of opera arias and transcriptions includes pieces by Strauss, Mozart, Wagner, Massenet, Bizet, Puccini and others. Free. www. Sevendust: 9 p.m. Sept. 6, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 at www. Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter solo show: 7 p.m. Sept. 15, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $12. All-ages show. JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers featuring Jadam James and The Multi Felons: 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at Yo La Tengo: 9 p.m. Sept. 20, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open

at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www. E’Nuff Z’Nuff and Creedence Again: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Benefit for Egyptian Theatre hosted by Mancow Muller. Cost: $20 to $40. www. Rick Springfield Live in Concert: 7:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Cost: $49.50 to $74.50. Tickets on sale at 11 a.m. July 30 for theater members and 11 a.m. Aug. 1 for nonmembers.

ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@

‘Elysium’ is imaginative but script falls short By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Of all the movie villains we’ve met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster’s evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in “Elysium,” the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp. From her command post on a ritzy space station high above 22nd-century Earth, a demitasse of espresso at her side, Delacourt doles out orders in a foreign but unrecognizable accent. “Send them to deportation!” she barks, when “undocumented” ships breach her borders. “Get them off this habitat!” Blomkamp, whose sci-fi parable “District 9” came out of nowhere four years ago to earn a best-picture Oscar nod, is crystal clear in his intentions here. He’s making obvious statements about immigration and universal health care, and whether the frequent references bother you or not will greatly influence how much you enjoy the film. One thing you can’t deny, though, is its visual beauty, and, as in “District 9,” his masterful use of special effects. It’s not for nothing that Blomkamp, at the tender age of 33, has been called a visionary artist of the genre. His “Elysium” – that space station in the sky, looking a lot like present-day Easthampton – is an enormous wheel, on the rim of which its wealthy residents, having left the teeming and polluted Earth, inhabit pristine white homes with bright green manicured lawns.



STARRING: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharito Copley, Alice Braga PLOT: A factory worker (Damon) takes on a mission to hijack his way onto a man-made space habitat. RATED: R for strong bloody violence and language throughout RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 49 minutes Brilliant sunlight dapples the blue waters of their swimming pools. Classical music and clinking glasses echo in the background. For some reason, people seem to speak French. Most importantly, Elysium’s inhabitants are eternally healthy, because each home holds a “healing bay,” which looks like a tanning machine, except it cures all illness. Down on Earth, things are different. Los Angeles in 2154 is grimy, gritty and poor, with minimal medical care. Children look longingly to the sky, dreaming of Elysium. In a flashback, Max, a young boy in an orphanage, promises a young girl named Frey that one day, they’ll go there together. Frey grows up to be a nurse; Max, a car thief. But Max – portrayed by an earnest, committed and perhaps overly grim Matt Damon – has reformed himself when, one day, at the hands of a heartless boss, he’s exposed to a lethal dose of radiation in the factory where he works. Within five days, he will die. To get to Elysium and save his life, Max makes a deal with an underground revolutionary (Wagner Moura) who runs a fleet of illegal

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Matt Damon stars as Max, a car thief turned factory worker in Columbia Pictures’ Elysium, a sci-fi film set in the 22nd century. In the film, director Neill Blomkamp, known for the film “District 9,” also includes some not-so-subtle statements about issues surrounding illegal immigration and universal health care. shuttles. All Max needs to do is kidnap the evil billionaire who runs the factory (a creepy William Fichtner) and, oh yes, export data from his brain. He gets the data, but up in the sky, Delacourt, desperate for the information now in Max’s brain, has activated an agent on the ground. Suddenly Max is being hunted by the vicious Kruger, a character so over-the-top, he takes over the film. It’s fun to watch the manic Sharlto

Copley, who played the hunted man in “District 9,” now play the hunter. “Did you think you could get through ME?” he crows, in an extremely heavy South African accent. Eventually, Max will make it to Elysium, and so will the beautiful Frey (Alice Braga), with the critically ill daughter she’s desperate to save. There, despite the always-smart and crafted action scenes, the movie

lets us down a bit with a reliance on action-hero formula and some pretty lame dialogue. As for Foster, what could have been an interesting character never really gels into anything but an oddity. But Blomkamp is talented enough that it doesn’t matter too much. If “Elysium” doesn’t nearly live up to “District 9,” it shows enough panache to leave us waiting enthusiastically for his next effort.


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Professor’s art on display at DAWC page!” Armstrong went on to study art through a joint program at Fort Wayne Art Institute with Indiana University. Two years carrying 21 hours a semester introduced her to a wide variety of disciplines of art and basis of education. She later became an art teacher in schools in Indiana and Michigan. Later she went on to earn a master of science in art education and a Ed.D in curriculum: art education, with inside and outside minors in painting and drawing. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Denver, Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., Evansille, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Des Plaines, Rend Lake, St. Marys, Ind., Rockford and Detroit.”

DAILY CHRONICLE Northern Illinois University and DeKalb Area Women’s Center connect again through an August 2013 fine arts exhibition at the center’s galleries showcasing figurative paintings by Northern Illinois University School of Art Professor Emerita, Carmen Armstrong. When asked by DAWC Gallery Director Anna Marie Coveny about her artistic journey, Armstrong shared her thoughts. “Frequently people ask how long I have painted,” Armstrong said in a news release. “That takes me back to coloring books in which the imagery stopped at borders of a page. Dissatisfied with that, I continued the images and colored them to edges of the

Two special events have been planned during her DAWC showing. On Aug. 23, will be the reception plus on Aug. 26, Armstrong will conduct a session on How to Look at Art; both begin at 7 p.m. “For 30 years as professor of art education, I shared my accumulated and my strengthened thoughts about the role of art education in books, articles, presentations, and workshops – too busy to divide my energy with painting,” Armstrong said in the release. “Upon retirement from the School of Art at Northern Illinois University, I continued to paint and exhibit my work. In Tucson (Ariz.) I have had the opportunity to work from costumed models since 2002. “Most of the 52 paintings

in the August DeKalb Area Women’s Center exhibit were completed since then.” The oil on canvas paintings of human figures and objects in their meaningful environments are available for viewing each Friday in August from 7 to 9 p.m. and by appointment at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center OnStage Gallery and Great Hall Exhibtion Space. Free and open to the public, the galleries are located at 1021 State St., in DeKalb. Parking is available on-street and one-half block south in the lot at 415 N. 11th St. The accessible lift can be entered from the alley adjacent to the north side of the building. For additional information, contact DAWC at 815-758-1351, or the artist at 815-895-9878.

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“Garu in the Garden,” by Carmen Armstrong will be among the paintings on display Fridays in August at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center.

’90s rockers Candlebox to play Otto’s Upcoming band concert features gave them a breakthrough hit on mainstream rock radio, which set the stage for the success of “Far Behind,” essentially a power ballad for the grunge era. Since recording 2008’s “Into the Sun,” they’ve spent much of their time on the road. For more information regarding advance tickets or for all other inquiries visit www.kickstandproductions.

tonio, Texas, and drummer Scott Mercado. Their demo tape found its way to Madonna’s Maverick label, which quickly resulted in a record deal in 1992. Candlebox’s self-titled debut was released in 1993, and while the first single, “Change,” began to build them a following. It wasn’t until 1994, when the follow-up, “You,” appeared, that Candlebox really started to take off. “You”

DAILY CHRONICLE Otto’s Nightclub and Kickstand Productions are pleased to announce Candlebox, performing at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 the day of for this 21-and-older show. Candlebox were formed in Seattle in December 1991 by singer/guitarist Kevin Martin, a native of Elgin who’d grown up partly in San An-




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vocalist and French Horn player DAILY CHRONICLE The DeKalb Municipal Band presents the 11th concert of the 2013 season of summer band concerts at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hopkins Park Dee Palmer Band Shell. Barb McCaskey is the featured vocalist and Brian Mayer is featured on the French Horn. McCaskey has performed in theaters that include Stagecoach Players in DeKalb, Steel Beam Theater in St. Charles, and New American Theater and Clocktower Theater in Rockford. McCaskey is scheduled to appear in Stagecoach’s “Company,” which runs today through Aug. 18. She plays the role of Joanne in this musical comedy. In her first performance

with the DeKalb Municipal Band, McCaskey will sing George Gershwin’s ballad “Embraceable You,” and from the Broadway stage, Brigadoon’s “Its Almost Like Being in Love,” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. French Horn soloist Brian Mayer is a native of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Mayer moved with his wife, Emilie, to DeKalb to attend Northern Illinois University majoring in Music Education on a French horn scholarship. In addition to playing horn with DeKalb Municipal Band since 2010, he also is one of the tuba players for Prairie Brass Band in Arlington Heights. Mayer will play an unusual solo for the French Horn, “Csardus.” This Hungarian

rhapsody has been rewritten and transcribed for piano, xylophone, flute, alto saxophone, tuba, accordion, symphony orchestra, concert and marching band, a champion whistler and even a bottle band. The band’s program will include newer marches by Canadian composer Robert Farnon’s “Allsports March,” and “Best Broadway Marches” with some classic ones by Fillmore, R.B. Hall and Sousa. Tchaikovsky’s “Finale from the 4th Symphony” is reflective of most turbulent time of his life in 1877, when he met two women who forced him to evaluate himself as he never had before. Powerful chords in the brass instruments and frenzied woodwinds, are counterbalanced with passionate melodies.


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Contractor wants to fire wife, save marriage Dear Abby: I am a self-employed general contractor, and have been for the most part successful. My wife, “Janine,” worked in the mortgage industry, but because of the economic downturn hasn’t worked in three years. After her mom provided some financial help to my business eight months ago, Janine decided she wanted to work for me doing the office work and bookkeeping. The problem is, she doesn’t show up until late afternoon and stays only a short while. She doesn’t get any work done, and then she leaves. She constantly rushes to get the bills paid at the very last

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips minute. Although my wife is college-educated, she really can’t handle the job. Her work ethic is terrible. I started my company and I’m the boss. When Janine doesn’t agree with me about something, she yells so loud I’m sure the people who work next door can hear her. I have talked to her about this, and we have fought about it. I tried to fire, her but she says if she can’t work for my

business, we might as well get divorced. I never wanted a partner and didn’t ask for one, and now I feel trapped with an employee from hell. I love Janine and don’t want a divorce. How can I get her to quit and still stay married? – Needs Help in California Dear Needs: Your wife’s behavior is immature and inappropriate. If her being in your office is connected to the money her mother loaned you, my advice is to repay it immediately before your wife’s “dabbling” as a business partner disrupts the business any further. You may love Janine, but

if the only thing holding your marriage together is allowing her to play at working in the office, then I’m sorry to say you don’t have much of a marriage. Wake up and smell the coffee. You need an assistant and your wife needs something else to occupy her time. Dear Abby: I was abused as a child through my teenage years. I told my mom and we talked about it. My stepfather was the molester. Part of me is still angry about what he did to me, but another part thinks fondly of the life we had as kids. What’s wrong with me? Is it normal to have conflicted

emotions about a person who hurt you? None of my siblings know about my past. My stepfather is deceased now and so is my mom. – Survivor in Maryland Dear Survivor: You deserve credit for not only being able to acknowledge your pain, but also emotionally mature enough to look back and not diminish the good things. It’s a sign that you are healthy. Your feelings are normal, and you are to be congratulated for being able to view your history in its entirety.

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

Infant hip dysplasia treatment is effective Dear Dr. K: My baby has developmental dysplasia of the hip. What is this? How will it be treated? Dear Reader: Because I’m not a pediatrician, I haven’t seen a baby with developmental dysplasia of the hip since I was in medical school. But I talked with pediatrician colleagues here at Harvard Medical School and refreshed my memory. Our hips are designed to support our full weight while allowing movement in all directions. To accomplish this, the rounded top of the thigh bone (femur) fits into a cup-shaped socket in the pelvis called the acetabulum. The “ball” of the femur sits inside the socket. (I’ve put

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff an illustration of the hip joint on my website.) In developmental dysplasia of the hip, the ball at the top of the femur moves in and out of the socket either partway or all the way. That’s not supposed to happen: It makes the hip unreliable in supporting the baby’s weight. The ball of the femur slips in and out of the socket because the ligaments that hold the two bones together are very loose or because the cup-shaped socket is not deep enough. This condition

usually is present at birth, but it can develop after birth, during infancy or childhood. Usually just one hip is affected, but in about 20 percent of children with this condition it affects both hips. The condition is more common in babies who were breech deliveries. It also seems to run in families. It happens more often in little girls than in little boys, and more often in firstborn infants. We don’t know why. Doctors routinely check for developmental dysplasia of the hip in newborns and at follow-up well-baby visits. If the doctor feels unusual movement of the hip, he or she will use ultrasound or X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.

Left untreated, developmental dysplasia of the hip can lead to a shortened leg, arthritis, difficulty walking and long-term pain. But with early treatment, most children can walk normally and have normal hip function. Treatment depends on the child’s age: • Newborns usually wear a special device, such as the Pavlik harness or the Frejka splint. These devices keep the top of the femur in the socket the right way. The hip ligaments gradually tighten and the hip joint usually stabilizes. • For infants age 1 month to 6 months, the doctor will try a harness or splint. If these devices don’t help, the

doctor will consider gently (and nonsurgically) putting the head of the femur in place while the child is under anesthesia. This is called a closed reduction. The child then wears a body cast (spica cast) until the hip joint is normal. • Most children age 6 months to 2 years can be treated with closed reduction and a spica cast. Some require open surgery. • For children older than 2 years, surgery is often needed, followed by a spica cast. Fortunately, treatment is usually effective, and the child does not have hip problems later in life.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

She can be your friend, just not best friend Dr. Wallace: I’m 17, and so is my best friend. I was sad when she told me her parents were getting a divorce and that she and her mom were moving to California. We stayed in touch by email and called each other a few times. Last week I got a call from her telling me that she was returning home to Rockford. I was really thrilled and excited to see her again. Yesterday she came over to my house, and I couldn’t believe she was the same girl. Her hair was orange, and she had a stud in her nose. She was wearing tight shorts that barely covered her hips and a tank top. She also reeked of tobacco smoke. She was only here about 15 minutes, and I was glad my mom wasn’t home to see her!

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Now what shall I do about our friendship? This girl is totally different from the one I once knew. – Nameless, Rockford, Ill. Nameless: Call her and plan to meet again to catch up and find out what she has been up to in California. Ask a lot of questions and be a good listener. At the end of this meeting, you will know whether she has changed so much that you no longer feel a connection with her. If you choose not to be best friends again, you can still consider her to be a friend – just a friend that you

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – In the coming months, you could be acutely aware of how many small parts successfully make up the whole. Understanding this, you might piece together something of considerable worth. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Even though conditions in general look to be rather favorable, you’re likely to be luckiest in matters pertaining to your financial affairs, especially if you’re looking out for others in the process. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – An important, influential contact upon whom you’ve made a good impression is ready to help you achieve important goals. Don’t be reluctant to accept his or her help. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Even though your focus might be devoted to a specific objective, there is a very good chance that you could many achieve other successes, as well. Luck is smiling upon you at present. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Associates are likely to admire and respect your perspectives and opinions, mostly because they’ll sense a certain light about you. It’s called optimism. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Joint ventures look better than usual for you today. Even if you’re already involved in a collective endeavor, your chances for expanding on this involvement have greater promise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Because your judgment is so keen right now, the conclusions you draw should be exceptionally good ones. You’re not apt to overlook anything crucial. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – If you’re performing a service for financial remuneration, the pay could turn out to be rather generous. This is because it will be in proportion to the quality of your work. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – A partnership arrangement could turn out to be an exceptionally good one in terms of your social life. There will be much more to this alliance than meets the eye. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Certain necessary tasks or assignments can be easily accomplished today, but could become a problem if you put them off. Make every effort to do them now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You won’t go so far as to be a Pollyanna, but you will be better than usual at seeing all the positive things that life has to offer. This winning attitude will generate some remarkable developments. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You’re likely to be much luckier with financial matters today than you will be tomorrow, so if you’re smart, you’ll do what you can to make lots of hay while the sun is shining. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Certain plans can now be expanded, producing greater personal advantages than even you dared hoped. This is not a day to be hesitant to think big.

won’t be spending a lot of time with. Dr. Wallace: I’m 13 and will be in high school (9th grade) in September. I’m a fairly attractive girl, but I do have a red birthmark on my cheek that has caused me, at times, to be embarrassed. Some time ago, I tried to cover it up with makeup, but I decided to stop because the kids who know me said I looked better without the makeup. My parents are divorced, and I live with my mother, but I do see my dad regularly and have a good relationship with him. I told him I’d like to have the birthmark removed, and he took me to see a dermatologist. The doctor told us the birthmark could be removed by laser surgery (which would be safe and


bloodless) for somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000. My dad thought that was reasonable and told my mother that if his insurance wouldn’t cover the cost, he’d pay for it himself. I really was thrilled, but my grandmother (who lives with us and hates my father) is trying to convince my mom not to allow me to have the surgery because I was made by God, and God wouldn’t want his work to be changed. My mom is undecided about me having the surgery, and now I’m really worried that she will be influenced by my grandmother, and I might not be allowed to have it. Will you help me? – Nameless, Philadelphia, Pa. Nameless: I can’t change

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

anyone’s mind, but I can certainly offer my point of view, and I’m on your side 100 percent. I endorse the laser treatment to remove an unwanted birthmark. It’s a relatively simple procedure that could make an enormous difference in a teenager’s self-esteem. This isn’t about God any more than prescription glasses are, or any other medical correction to the human body we were born with. Your grandmother’s resistance may be as much about her dislike of your father as it is about the procedure itself. I definitely don’t think she should have the final say.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


The odds rule most of the time Steve Googan, an English actor, writer and producer, said, “The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you’ve immediately halved the odds of its not being funny.” The trick is always to play bridge – whether in pairs, teams or Chicago – keeping the odds in mind. In today’s deal, what is the right way to play the heart suit for no losers? In the auction, tournament players sitting West would have responded three diamonds, pre-emptive, showing a lot of diamonds and a weak hand. (With game-invitational values and diamond support, West would have responded two hearts, a cue-bid raise.) Then, North would not have been strong enough to advance with three hearts, and it would have been dangerous for South to balance with a takeout double when he had only two spades. As it went, South made a game-try with three clubs, which North rejected. She had good clubs, but did not like the rest of her hand. South has four top losers: two spades and two diamonds. In isolation, the best play for no heart loser is to lead dummy’s jack, planning to run the eight on the second round, which would have worked. However, West led the diamond 10. East won with his ace and returned the suit. West won, shifted to the spade king, and played another spade. East won and led a third spade. If West had the heart seven-doubleton, declarer had to ruff with his nine. But with this layout, he had to ruff with his five. Since West could hold two seven-doubletons and only one four-two-doubleton, South ruffed with his nine and went down one.


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

Thursday, August 8, /2013 • Page C5 Northwest herald

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

Thursday, August 8, 2013 “What? Dinner at your place?” Photo by: Jon H.

DEKALB HUGE SALE Friday & Saturday 8am – 3pm 625 Park Ave. Pottery, Home décor, Upright Freezer, Some Furniture, Children's Clothes and More! CARPENTER/LABORER Entry Level for Company based in Hinckley Some travel required, must have basic carpentry tools Must be able to pass a background check and drug test Full time benefits - serious inquiries only. Email resume to: no phone calls accepted DRIVER

CDL DELIVERY DRIVER CDL Class B with air brake endorsement required. Overnight hours Sunday through Friday. Salaried position. Call 847-464-5458 for more details on application process.




2813 Wedgewood Dr



Aug 9 & 10


12883 Farm Hill See Pix & Details at www.somethingspecial

Thursday 8/8 & Friday 8/9 8 am - 4 pm New pressure washer, toaster oven, shark floor steamer, Coleman Road Trip grill with wheeled carry bag, storage ottomans, NSF food can organizers, kitchen items, DVD player, Step 2 sand table, toys: Little Tike, Tonka, Fisher Price Little People, infant car seats, pack n play, infant clothing 12 months-2T, clothing

WAREHOUSE / PALLET WORKERS DEKALB AREA Leading Janitorial company is interviewing for Warehouse / Pallet Workers in the DeKalb area. FT & PT on all shifts & weekends, $8.60/hr. Pre-emp drug screening, background check req. For more info call: 800-543-8034 & dial Ext. 411. Leave your name & phone # after the message or apply at

General The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is hiring an individual for a parttime, seasonal position. This position is located in the DeKalb office for interviewing clients, documentation review and data entry. The position is 3-4 days a week, 9am to 4pm. Social service experience is preferred. The program starts in September and will go thru spring. Please email resume to

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 1820 Wallace, Unit 110 Thursday 8/8 thru Saturday 8/10 9am to 3pm 1500 sg ft man's playroom being cleaned out. Table saw, planer, grinders, sanders, drill press, miter saw, welder, paint sprayer several benches and tables, L shaped corner counter with doors and drawers. Hundreds of miscellaneous hand tools, fixtures small electrical tools. A small amount of lumber, pipe fittings, electrical accessories and much more. I'm moving to Florida and have to shut down my playroom.


Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park hiring full and part time seasonal team members. Positions include food service, cashiers, fieldtrip guides, guest services, weekends and weekdays. Must be at least 16. Visit our website for instructions on how to apply. employment

1622 Sleepy Hollow Lane

OPTICIAN We are seeking an experienced optician for full time work in a busy private optometric progressive practice in Sycamore / DeKalb area. Excellent benefits and great team already in place. Please email all resumes with references to

(off Ridge Drive)

Cedar chest, vacuum, file cabinet, bed/table linens, X-Box+11 games, household/decor, purses/shoes, blinds/rods, books, holiday items, collectibles, Victrola, Philco radio, Hoyer lift, clothes/coats: men's M-L, women's L-1X. Lots more!

DeKalb 430 Fairlane Ave

Furniture, clowns, figurines, dishes, glassware, baby items, china, books, paperweights, Christmas decorations, kids workbench, and lots more!

Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission


Fri 8/9: 8-5, Sat 8/10: 8-1

2309 Concord Ct.

Cool stuff! Infant & toddler clothing, baby gear, adult clothing, housewares, office supplies, furniture, tube TV, gas dryer, more!



GENOA 820 Stone Creek Circle

Do you have a News Tip or Story Idea? Call 815-756-4841 Daily Chronicle

212 Kishwaukee Drive Rain or Shine Thursday, 8 – 5 Friday, 8 – 5 Saturday, 9 – 3 LOTS OF NEW ITEMS ADDED! Marble table, dressers, DR & Kitchen tables, lamps, headboards, baby furniture, toddler racecar bed, gas fireplace, toys & games, NEW Tupperware, books, lots of nice clothing sized NB – 6X (male & female) and SO MUCH MORE WE CAN'T LIST IT ALL!


Entire contents of home for sale Furniture, Kitchen Items, Home Decor, Clothes, Crafts, Antiques & Vintage Items, Collectibles, Tools, Hunting & Fishing Items, Bolens Lawn Tractor w/ snow blower & Cab, Fresh Vegetables, Plus Much More. New Items will be added daily as room to display becomes available. CASH ONLY! SYCAMORE



High End Clothing, Shoes, accessories some never worn Books, one of a kind items. . Rain Date Saturday.


8650 Lee Rd.

Saturday, Aug. 10, 8-5 Clothes, furniture, tools, teaching supplies (including pocket charts), and much miscellaneous.


3RD ANNUAL MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE on the corner of Elm and Walnut! 303 E. Elm St Aug. 8, 9, 10th. Thurs 8-5, Fri 8-4, Sat 8-12 Lots of vintage Items, table and chairs, dresser, household items, books, linens, Keurig Coffee Machine, bread machine, video games and so much more!


Lots of antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishware, linens, clothing and much, much more!

ST CHARLES 1506 Jewel Ave Friday 8/9 & Saturday 8/10 8am to 5pm Multi Family Garage Sale! Lots and Lots of Baby Clothes! Girls....NB to 18month, Boys....NB to 6 months. Misc. household items!

Stewart Thurs, Fri & Sat. 8am-5pm

1803 Quail Hollow HUGE SALE

Lots of nice, clean stuff! Antiques & More! Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

925 S. LOCUST ST Fri 8-4, Sat 8-1. Baby items (no clothes), toys, car seat etc. Large dresser with mirror, household items. Very clean. Reasonable prices

SYCAMORE FRI & SAT 8-4 525 Nathan Lattin Ln.

~ Heron Creek ~

NO EARLY BIRDS! Air hockey table, tools, hanging beer pool table light, furniture, toys, kids & adult clothes, books, games, stereo's, old TV's,household items, home décor, old Kenmore sewing machine in cabinet (needs some work) & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!


GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE!! Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

REAL ESTATE AUCTION The Estate of LaVerne Jarvis will be offering both their Real Estate & Personal Property at Public Auction.Sale will be located on site at 702 Cedar Lane, Genoa, IL. Watch for signs off of Route 72 in Genoa.

Call 815-756-4841 x2468, or toll-free 877-688-4841

PERSONAL PROPERTY TO FOLLOW. info and photos Listing #: 1861844

Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8am – 2pm

August 8th-11th Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9 AM until 5 PM & Sunday 10 AM until 3 PM

Aug. 9 & 10 8-4


Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to:

Return of the 'FUN' garage sale

22720 Fenstermaker Rd

Multi-Family Garage Sale

Early morning Monday through Saturday. 1 year contract.

CAT - LOST South De Kalb County Area I'm lost, have you seen me? I was near Howison, McGirr and Perry, but could be anywhere. Large neutered male, mostly white with brown patches on his back, and brown on top of face and back of head, and a darker fluffy tail, and was wearing a red collar. If you see me, please call my people at 815-5019724. Reward. Thank you.

(Woodgate Sub)


Multi-Family Garage Sale

Thursday – Saturday 8:30am – 6:00pm

Friday & Saturday 8am – 3pm


Antiques, toys, collectibles, primitive, Shabby Chic, drop leaf tables, costume jewelry, trunks, china cabinet, wash stand, iron bed, horse collar & Hames, farm toys, old books, magazines, records, baseball cards, Pez, Match Box cars A Sale for the Serious Collector

61 E. Chestnut Ave. Thursday – Saturday Thursday & Friday, 8 – 4 8:00 – 4:00 Saturday, 8 – 1 DeKalb

Sycamore 1870 Kerrybrook Ct

(North of 72)

12130 Oakview Pl.

Everything must go! Bedroom set, entertainment center, gliding rocking chair & misc. items.

Thursday & Friday 8-4:00 Two houses of high quality Gullberg / Johnson's furniture for sale: oak armoire, curios, sofas, tables & chairs, washer/dryer, plus tools and lots of miscellaneous.




1028 London Ct


Thur, Fri & Sat 8am – 5pm


REAL ESTATE OFFERED AT 5:00PM REAL ESTATE OFFERED AT 5:00 PM. Ranch style home that includes 2 nice sized bedrooms w/ double closets, master suite w/ full bath, double closet & walkin closet. Home boasts lg dine in kitchen, living room w/vaulted ceilings, full hallway bath, & laundry room just off the kitchen area. Basement is partially finished w/lg family room, 3 storage rooms, full bath w/Jacuzzi tub. Mechanics include; 200 AMP c/b, GFA furnace w/central air, 40 gal hot water heater, sump pump w/battery back up & water softener. Vinyl siding, Crestline windows, Asphalt shingle roof, 2 Car attached garage, fenced in back yard, & 3 car driveway. Plenty of mature trees in a quiet neighborhood south of downtown. For more information or to schedule a private viewing contact Auctioneer, Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756. Terms: $3,000.00 down day of sale with balance due on or before Sept. 30, 2013 at which time full possession will be given. Seller to provide owners policy of title insurance, and a Deed conveying the Real Estate to the buyer. Successful bidder is required to sign a Real Estate Contract to Purchase on the day of sale. Property is being sold in “AS-IS CONDITION” with no disclosures, and no contingencies are being offered in relation to sale of another home or financing. Sellers have the right to accept or refuse any and all bids on the day of sale. Any and All announcements made day of sale take precedence over all prior advertising or statements made.

ESTATE OF LAVERNE JARVIS Attorney for the Estate Jeff Lewis of Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC, Dekalb, IL 815-748-0380

AUCTIONEERS: Joe Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer, Lisc. #440.000267 Ph: 815-451-2820 Email:

Futon – Has Mattress w/cover & 2 matching pillows - $40 815-895-6096 after 5p Microwave Cart – Lots of Storage 24.5”W x 15” D x 49” H $20. 815-895-6096 aft.5p

Household & décor items, clothing; plus size & petites, area rug, collectibles; including Boyds Bears Collectibles, lots of treasures!

32956 Pleasant Hill Road






28007 Brickville (corner of Whipple & Brickville)

Thursday, 8 – 3 Friday, 8 – 3 Saturday, 8 – 2 Dorm room items, puzzles, games, stuffed animals, tools, golf items, clothes & collectables. Find !t here!


Furniture, Baby items, Toys, Bikes, Girls Clothing – Infant – Juniors, Books, LOTS to Sell. Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Microwave – Westinghouse, Stainless Steel, $25 815-895-6096 after 5p Washer/Dryer: Kitchen Aid, high quality, kept very clean See it Thurs & Fri, 8-4:00 at 1028 London Ct Sycamore or call 815-899-9440, $100/pair

Collectible Doll

Mrs. Beasley Talking Doll. Never out of pkg. - $50 815-895-6096 - Aft 5pm

Dresser ~ Antique

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

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5", $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Radio Flyer Tricycle Child Bike Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Vintage 1966 Schwinn ladies blue collegiate 26'' bike. Asking $125. Linda. 815-762-9600

DVD/CD PLAYER 7 Disc, JVC, $50. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725 STEREO - Fisher stereo with speakers, 5 CD changer, radio, cassette and cabinet. $75. 224-402-1637 TV - 20" TVs with built in DVD player. Older, box style TV. Works great! Great for kids bedroom. $15 call 224-402-1637

TV 32” Insignia

Older works perfect, $60, 20” TV/VCR Toshiba, older, 20” TV/VCR Memorex $50/ea.

POWER RECLINER – Best Brand w/ hand remote. Purchased at Classic Oaks. Almost New – Like New. Brown toned. $250 OBO. 847-659-1852 Sofa with 4 Pillows and 2 Matching Lamps. $205 Call before 6pm 630-466-4895 Student Desk – Dark Wood Color, 23.5” x 47.25”, Has keyboard tray & drawer, $30 815-895-6096 after 5p Twin Mattress $20 Call before 6pm 630-466-4895

Dishes – Blue Danube Misc. pieces of this pattern In excellent condition - $40 815-895-6096 aft. 5p

Bedroom Set - Complete

Contact: Michael A. O'Brien at 630-871-9400 Formal Notice of this Judicial Sale of Real Estate will be found in the Legal Notices section of this newspaper with the above-mentioned case number.

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

815-814-1964 or

16 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Lt. To Med. Duty Misc. Sizes – Moving $35/each Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Beveled edge mirror, 24" x 36", beautiful on a wall or over a fireplace -$15; Wood shelf, baker's rack style, in good condition - $10; Plastic tool caddy for yard tools - $5. Must pick up by Wed, 8/8, 5:00 pm. Ellen - 815-761-1560. DeKalb Huge Lot Of 250 Metal Hangers From Dry Cleaners, Organized In 10 Bundles Of 25 Each, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Luggage – 1 Hang & Fold Case; 1 Large American Tourister Case; 1 Medium Black Case, Slightly Used. $60 for all 815-757-5867 or 66 Singer Sewing Machine #629 in Walnut Cabinet w/Matching Storage Chair $175 815-784-5921

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


Caldera/Niagara, extra deep, lights and waterfall. $4000/obo 586-615-1575

Sauna Heater: High quality Helo 8 KW sauna heater. Clean, Includes rocks, built-in temperature & timer controls. $100. 815-762-2892

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



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

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

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

Bears Preseason Tickets

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

WANTED! I Buy Old Envelopes Stamps

Corner Computer Desk Lots of Storage & Workspace Light Wood $40 815-895-6096 aft. 5p


1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 4WD. 6 cyl. New tires, brakes, battery. 150K mi. Great shape. $2450. 815-751-2376

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, $7500/obo, 136K Miles, V8, Quad Cab, White, Tow Package, DeKalb, 815-751-6035

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

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover CRESTON APTS 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APT OPEN IN CRESTON IL 10 MINS FROM DEKALB 2 BEDROOM - $550 3 BEDROOM - $800 1ST/LAST/SEC CALL 815-970-0363

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

De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879

2 tickets per game. Located on Bears side, along 15 yard line. $150/per pair or best offer.

Call Dan 815-790-3844

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

Porch overlooks Crystal Lake, may have boat. Newly remodeled. Excellent location, good schools, No pets. $1,395/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899

San Diego Chargers on 8/15 and Cleveland Browns on 8/29

Coffee Table – white frame, large glass insert w/ shelf below 40”x40” Ex Cond. $70 obo 815-970-2452

FOLDING TABLE, folds in half Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. Moves on rollers. $75 each, have 2. 847-515-8012

The property consists of: A commercial property

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan


Floor Lamp $20 Call before 6pm 630-466-4895

Will Be Sold at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash.


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

Captains Chairs (4)

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Must sell beautiful oak entertainment center, 50"W x 66"H, x 17"D, like new, asking $100, or best offer. Call: 815-508-0406

1990 & Newer

On August 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. certain real estate commonly known as: 717 E. Church Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548

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


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



Will beat anyone's price by $300.

Queen sz, good condition, $250. Vintage couch, $75, (2) desks for students, wood and metal, $25/ea. 815-757-2654 Dark wood w/black vinyl upholstery and sturdy, good cond, $125/obo. 630-232-1982



Table Cloths. For long table (8 ppl) Variety. $25-$60. Call before 6pm 630-466-4895

Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725 TV – INSIGINA, Plasma Flatscreen, 42”, less than 1 year old, $400. 815-739-8065 Dekalb

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRSTMERIT BANK, N.A., f/k/a MIDWEST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. HICKEY HOLDINGS II, LLC; KEVIN C. HICKEY, as personal guarantor; PROPERTY OWNER¡ÇS ASSOCIATION, if any; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 12 CH 274 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment for Foreclosure herein entered, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Sycamore, Illinois, or his deputy, will on Thursday the 12th day of September, 2013, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N Main Street, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, property commonly known as: 10228 Miller Road, Waterman, Illinois 60556. This property is residential property. Terms of Sale: This property will not be open for inspection. This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash and the successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the DeKalb County Sheriff and the balance to be paid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale. ROGER SCOTT Sheriff of DeKalb County FRANKS, GERKIN & McKENNA, P.C., P.O. Box 5, Marengo, IL 60152; 815-923-2107 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)


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418 N. 1st St.

815-758-0600 DEKALB BEAUTIFUL, UPDATED HOME Remodeled vintage home in quiet, historic DeKalb neighborhood. First floor of duplex with 2 bedrooms + study and 1 bath. Central A/C, laundry onsite. $950/mo plus security, No pets or smoking. Call Roger 815-761-7176.

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

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


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HINCKLEY 2BR, 1.5BA Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D hook-up. NO PETS. $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250

HINCKLEY ROOMY 1 BEDROOM Carpet, appl, no smoking/pets. 500/mo. 815-786-2291 or 815-498-2262 KIRKLAND DOWNTOWN Small 1 Br. Stove and Refrig. Off Street pkg. 1St , last & sec. $375/mo. 815-784-5989


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

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

SYCAMORE - $500/month Room in Single Family Home. Water, Heat, Electric included. No Pets. Contact Jennifer 815-901-4646 SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $200/month 630-650-1180

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. Location! 3 Prime Storefronts!! Great Prices!!! Adolf Miller RE 815-756-7845 DeKalb/Syc/Cortland. Nice Office/Warehouses. Size & price vary! A. Miller RE 815-756-7845

Cortland 3BR, 1.5BA, townhome, avail. immed., $1100/month Townsend Management 815-787-7368 DEKALB - 3 Bedroom HOUSE FOR RENT fenced yard next to park. $1100/month. Realtor owned. 815-739-2499 Signature Real Estate


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New paint & carpet, garage & appl incl, on-site laundry, no dogs. $585/mo + sec. 815-751-7724 Small upper apt for rent. $700 per month, includes utilities. Call Jennifer 815-703-7910

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 Studio Basement Apartment. Bright, new, clean, full kitchen, heat, water, electric included. $600/mo. 815-217-5317 SYCAMORE DOWNTOWN 1 BR apt. $600. heat included. no pets. 815-895-2013


Lower Unit. 1 bath, off St. parking. Walk to downtown, no pets/smkg. $725/mo incl util. 815-757-2340

Sycamore ~ Nice 2 Bedroom

Quiet Lifestyle On-site laundry. Off St parking. No dogs/smoking. 815-501-1872

Sycamore. Large 1BR. Garage, AC, Private Deck, Laundry. No pets. $625/mo. Avail 9/1. J&A RE 815-970-0679 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 Upper 2BR $625/mo. No pets. Available now. 815-970-2533

DEKALB 2BR TH KNOLLS SUBDIVISION 2 bath, appliances. W/D, A/C, 2 car garage, $950/mo. 815-758-5588 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: older TH, near I88, 2BR, 1.5BA, off st. parking, C/A, no pets/smoking, $650/mo.+ utils, lease, references, 815-508-0308 SYCAMORE - 3 BR CONDO Newly remodeled, 1.5 BA, garage, basement. NO PETS / SMOKING. $975+ utilities. 815-739-1515

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIRSTMERIT BANK, N.A., f/k/a MIDWEST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. HICKEY HOLDINGS II, LLC; KEVIN C. HICKEY, as personal guarantor; PROPERTY OWNER¡ÇS ASSOCIATION, if any; UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD LIEN CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 12 CH 274 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of a judgment heretofore entered by said Court in the above entitled cause, Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on Thursday the 12th day of September, 2013, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash and all singular, the following described premises and real estate in said judgment mentioned, situated in the County and State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said judgment to wit: That part of Government Lots 1 and 2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 2, Township 38 North, Range 4 East of the Third Principal Meridian, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Northwest 1/4; thence Westerly along the North line of said Northwest 1/4, 1130.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing Westerly along said North line, 660.00 feet; thence Southerly at right angle to said North line 660 feet; thence Easterly at right angle to the last described course, 660.00 feet; thence Northerly at right angle to the last described course, 660.00 feet to the point of beginning, all in Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois. PIN: 14-02-100-003 Together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging. This property is commonly known as 10228 Miller Road, Waterman, Illinois 60556, DeKalb County, Illinois and is residential property. Terms of Sale: This property will not be open for inspection. This real estate is being sold in an "As Is Condition" for cash and the successful bidder is required to deposit 10% of the bid amount at the time of the sale with the DeKalb County Sheriff and the balance to be paid within twenty-four (24) hours of the sale. FRANKS, GERKIN & McKENNA, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 19333 E. Grant Highway

High y Marengo, Illinois 60152 (815) 923-2107 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 1, 8 & 15, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Fifth Third Mortgage Company PLAINTIFF Vs. Patricia A. Haeffner; Larry Haeffner; Patricia Haeffner as Trustee of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00268 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04 Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: THE NORTH 475.2 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1075.2 FEET OF THE WEST 275.0 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 33668 Bucks Road, Kirkland, IL 60146 and which said Mortgage was made by: Patricia Haeffner as Trustee of the Patricia Ann Haeffner Trust dated 3/29/04 the Mortgagor(s), to Fifth Third Mortgage - MI, LLC, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2009008683; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before August 26, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-12228 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I550738 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 25, August 1 & 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS HEARTLAND BANK AND TRUST COMPANY SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. EDWARD R. CURRAN, PAULINE CURRAN, E.C. PAGE'S BAR & GRILL, INC., PUB 34, INC., LUCKY PLUMBING, INC., WW HOME EXPERTS, INC., GUARDIAN FIRE ADJUSTERS, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS OR OCCUPANTS, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. No. 13 CH 55 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment heretofore entered by the said Court in the above-entitled cause, on July 18, 2013, in favor of Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Successor in Interest to Citizens First National Bank in the amount of $340,852.24, plus attorneys' fees of $4,980.00 and costs of $1,981.46 (the "Judgment"), Roger A. Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb County, or his Deputy, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described premises and real

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124A South County Farm Road Wheaton, Illinois 60187 Ph: (630) 871-9400 Fax: (630) 871-9435 Atty. No. 6216625/6224495 E-Mail: (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 25, August 1 & 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN TI-IE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DELALB COUNTY - IN PROBATE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HANNAH MEZA, a minor. NO. 13 P 98 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE is given of the Petition for Guardian of the minor, HANNAH MEZA, of Cortland, Illinois, by her Guardian and Father, Rosendo Meza, which was filed with the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk's Office on July 19, 2013. The Attorney for the Petitioner, Alice Sackett Henrikson, will appear before the Honorable Judge Brady, or any Judge sitting in his stead, in the courtroom usually occupied by him in the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street Sycamore, Illinois, on September 24, 2013, and then and there present the Petition for Guardian. Any objection to the Petition for Guardian may be tiled with the Circuit Clerk's Office and a copy must be mailed or delivered to the Petitioner and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. In the alternative, objections to the Petition for Guardian may be made in person at the hearing set for September 24, 2013. Dated: August 1, 2013 /s/ Maureen A Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court Alice Sackett Henrikson Turner Law Offices Attorney for Petitioner 107 West Exchange Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 (815) 895-2131 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 8, 15 & 22, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: HOWARD W. FISH, Deceased. CASE NO. 13 P 99 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of Howard W. Fish of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office were issued on July 24, 2013 to Jaclynn F. Nicholson, whose address is 188 W. Randolph Street #2307, Chicago, Illinois 60601, and whose attorney is Barbara L. Huffman, McGreevy Williams PC, 6735 Vistagreen Way, Rockford, Illinois 61107. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before February 1, 2014, that date being at least six months from the date of first publication, or within three months from the date of mailing or delivery of Notice to creditors, if mailing or delivery is required by Section 5/18-3 of the Illinois Probate Act, 1975 as amended, whichever date is later. Any claim not filed by the requisite date stated above shall be barred. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the estate's legal representative, or both. Copies of claims filed with the Circuit Clerk's Office, Probate Division, must be mailed or delivered to the estate's legal representative and to his/her attorney within ten days after it has been filed.

O'Brien Law Offices, P.C. Michael A. O'Brien Leslie G. Bleifuss

By: McGreevy Williams, P.C. By: /s/ Barbara L. Huffman Barbara L. Huffman

PUBLIC NOTICE NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FY14 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING DATES Meetings held at: Ogle County Education Center 417 North Colfax Byron, Illinois August 28, 2013 4:30 pm September 18, 2013 Meeting (Paddle Wheel Inn) 4:30 pm Dinner (The Steak Pit) 6:00 pm October 30, 2013 4:30 pm November 20, 2013 4:30 pm December 2013 No Meeting January 22, 2014 4:30 pm February 26, 2014 4:30 pm March 19, 2014 4:30 pm April 23, 2014 4:30 pm May 21, 2014 4:30 pm June 18, 2014 4:30 pm July 2014 No Meeting Reasonable accommodations will be provided, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. Please contact the NIA administrative office (815-895-9227) at least 48 business hours in advance if you require accommodations. Approved by the Executive Board on May 22, 2013 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 8, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE The Owner, DeKalb Public Library, announces that material is now being accepted to select a Construction Manager for the construction of the DeKalb Public Library. Complete construction management services only are sought. Subcontractors or suppliers interested in providing services for materials or materials for portions of the work will not be considered at this time. 1* PROJECT DESCRIPTION A new multi-story addition to and renovation of the existing Haish Memorial Library located in the downtown area of DeKalb, Illinois. The work will be phased to allow library operations throughout construction. Phase One is the addition to the library, on-site parking plus relocation of the utilities on Third Street. Phase Two includes the renovation of the existing library building. Construction of a new off-site parking lot at the southeast corner of the intersection of Oak and Second Streets will be excluded from the Construction Management agreement. 2* PROJECT SCHEDULE The new addition and renovation is anticipated to start March 2014 and be completed February 2016. 3* PURPOSE OF QUALIFYING CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS The purpose of qualifying construction managers is to ensure that appropriate standards of ability, experience, performance and financial integrity will be met. Potential Construction Managers will be comparatively judged on the basis

4* SELECTION PROCESS The selection process will consist of two separate and distinct steps. The first step consists of the submission of all required information and documentation. A company who fails to submit the required information and documentation will not proceed to the second step. Approximately three (3) companies will proceed to the second step, and this will be an interview with the DeKalb Public Library project team. 5* SELECTION OF A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER At the end of the two-step process, a Construction Management company will be selected to submit a proposal. 6* SUBMISSION Interested Construction Management companies must complete AIA Document A305, Contractor's Qualification Statement together with the Supplement to the Contractor's Qualification Statement (available upon request from the Library or G Harwood at Owner Services Group). Four copies and one original of the completed materials must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to Owner Services Group, Inc. located at 1815 S. Meyers Rd., Suite 200, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. All materials must be submitted in a clearly marked envelope stating "Project Qualification Materials". Failure to perform the above may deny qualification to the next phase of the selection process. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12, 2013.)

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