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Curl seeks to overturn plea deal Alleges prosecutors threatened his son during trial for killing NIU student By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI SYCAMORE – William “Billy” Curl wants a judge to toss his 37year prison sentence for murdering Northern Illinois University student Antinette “Toni” Keller, claiming prosecutors threatened his 13-year-old son.

Curl, 36, of DeKalb, filed the four-page handwritten motion from Menard Correctional Center. He claimed that his dyslexia, speech impediment and “great difficulty” reading and writing prevented him from understanding the finality of the plea agreement he accepted April 3. He also claimed prosecutors threatened

On the Web To read Curl’s motion to withdraw his plea, visit

to go after his son, which scared him into taking the plea agreement.

DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack said Curl’s request was filed July 22, well past the 30-day deadline. In the court document, Curl didn’t detail how prosecutors allegedly threatened his son, but Curl’s son was listed as a possible witness for the trial, Schmack said. “If it comes to a point where

we have to respond to something beyond the fact that he was not timely in filing this, we’re certainly going to ask for more specifics in what he means by threatening,” Schmack said. Prosecutors never considered filing charges against the

William “Billy” Curl, 36, of DeKalb

See PLEA DEAL, page A2

Building a green foundation

D-427 to meet on pact Friday Teachers contract to be reapproved By FELIX SARVER

Rob Winner –

Police Chief Gene Lowery discusses on Monday the heating, ventilation and air conditioning components used in the new DeKalb police station on Lincoln Highway. By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – Bill Finucane has worked to make DeKalb greener since well before he captured a seat on the City Council. He was a longtime member of the Citizens’ Environmental Commission that advises the council and a driving force behind Northern Illinois University’s conversion to hybrid fleet vehicles as the school’s transportation manager. “Personally, I own two [Toyota]

DeKalb construction projects pursuing environmental designs Priuses,” he said before boasting of the fuel efficiency – 53.5 mpg – that he achieved on a recent road trip. So when DeKalb Public Library leaders announced plans to pursue the possibility of a national environmental certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for their expansion and renovation

project, they earned Finucane’s instant support. “It would be good for every bit of new construction or remodeling to take into account sustainability,” Finucane said. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, 1,373 construction projects in Illinois have either

applied for or received certification in its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program, but only three buildings in DeKalb County have applied to the program. The DeKalb Public Library could become the fourth. Library board members voted Aug. 7 to begin the LEED registration process, but they are waiting to find out what construction costs could entail before locking into LEED.

See GREEN, page A4

Neal Thompson of St. Louis pauses Tuesday on Route 64 west of Sycamore. He has walked more than 20,000 miles in 45 states, with a goal of sharing the gospel.

Robed man treks across county He’s headed back to St. Louis on foot

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By CURTIS CLEGG SYCAMORE – Neal Thompson attracted a lot of attention as he passed through DeKalb County on foot Monday and Tuesday. The bearded, 59-year-old resident of St. Louis was dressed in layers of all-white clothing, carrying a staff and wearing a large wooden cross when he arrived

by train Aug. 4 in Chicago. After a quick visit to Lake Michigan’s lakefront, he headed west on Chicago’s North Avenue, which becomes Route 64. Thompson said he travels to a different location every year, usually by bus or train, then walks back to St. Louis. He has been making the treks for 15

years, and said on average, he can cover a mile in about 45 minutes. “Every year I go out from four days to six weeks,” he said. “On average, I walk 11 hours a day, but lately it has been closer to 12.” Thompson uses the walks as an opportunity to share the gospel and stories of his personal journey to becoming a Christian. He has walked more than 20,000 miles of roads in 45 states and “all corners of the United States,” he said.

Curtis Clegg – cclegg@

See TREK, page A4

SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 on Tuesday released an agenda for a special school board meeting Friday that includes an item to reapprove a contract between the district and its teachers union. The meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Administration Building, 245 W. Exchange St. in Sycamore. The district’s first approval of the contract came at a meeting last week, which the school district held without notifying the Daily Chronicle. The failure to notify the Chronicle was an apparent violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, which requires public bodies to give notice of special meetings to all news media that file an annual request for notice, which the Daily Chronicle sent to the school district in January. District officials contacted school board members but did not notify the newspaper. Superintendent Kathy Countryman said last week that she had received the Daily Chronicle’s annual request and the district’s failure to notify the newspaper was unintentional. Eric Olson, editor of the Daily Chronicle, said the newspaper was not asking for special treatment, simply for the notice it requested in accordance with the state’s Open Meetings Act. “I appreciate the District 427 school board’s decision to hold another meeting to approve this contract,” Olson said. “It shows they have respect for the rules governing public access to meetings. I believe this was an honest mistake, and I’m

See D-427, page A4

If you go What: Sycamore School District 427 special meeting When: 7:30 a.m. Friday Where: 245 W. Exchange St., Sycamore


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Business Networking International: 8 a.m. at 920 W. Prairie Dr., #M, Sycamore (Ecosteam). Free Blood Pressure Clinic: 9 to 11 a.m. at Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. No appointment necessary. 815-786-3962 or Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb.; contact Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo. com. Sycamore Rotary Club: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore 24 Hour A Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Exchange Club of DeKalb/Sycamore: Noon to 1 p.m. at Lincoln Inn, DeKalb. Guests are welcome. Call John Hughes at 815-991-5387. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum: 1 to 5 p.m. at 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Call 815-784-5559 for appointments other days. DeKalb County Housing Action Coalition: 1:30 p.m. at Canterbury Place Apartments in DeKalb. For concerned advocates for affordable housing in the county. Contact Theresa Komitas at Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ or visit www. Northern Illinois Reiki Share: 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Integrative BodyWork, 130 N. Fair St. in Sycamore. RSVP appreciated, not required;, 815899-6000 or North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Avenue Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www. Bayard Brown SAL Squadron 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-9645959. Sycamore Lions Club: 7 p.m. at MVP’s Regale Center, 124½ S. California St., Sycamore. For service-minded men and women.; contact Jerome Perez at Sycamorejerry@ or 815-501-0101. Bingo Night: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. 815-895-2679. American Legion Post 66: 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 1204 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Huntley Middle School, South Seventh and Taylor streets in DeKalb. No auditions necessary; the band is open to wind or percussion instrumentalists age 18 and older. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, DeKalb Shrine 47: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple, Fairview Drive and South Fourth Street. Celebration Chorale practices: 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Singers are invited. For more information, call Sally at 815-739-6087. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Thursday Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228;

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Yesterday’s most-commented stories:

Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. Report: McCullough planning appeal in Ridulph case 2. Immigration campaign passes by some in GOP 3. DeKalb residents give opinions on 2 potential TIF districts

1. Curl seeks to overturn plea deal 2. DeKalb residents give opinions on 2 potential TIF districts 3. Report: McCullough planning appeal in Ridulph case

Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

Today’s Reader Poll question:

How’s your golf game?

What’s the farthest you’ve ever walked?

Not a golfer: 63 percent Still beats working: 19 percent Fair to frustrating: 11 percent Better than average: 7 percent

• More than 10 miles • 5-10 miles • less than 5 miles • So far I lost count

Total votes: 197

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DeKalb library plans Potter party I wish I were a child again, so I could experience the DeKalb Public Library’s Harry Potter party Aug. 27 through the eyes of a child. The DeKalb library was among 15 libraries nationwide to win party materials from Scholastic to mark the 15th anniversary of the U.S. release of the first Harry Potter book, which will be released with a new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi on the day of the party. From 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, the library’s downstairs hallway will be decorated as Platform 9¾, the magical platform at King’s Cross Station in London that Hogwarts students used to find the train to school. The library’s main room will be transformed into the Great Hall, complete with snacks, and a staff member who resembles Harry Potter will make an appearance, complete with the famous lightning-shaped scar. Patrons can participate in a trivia contest and a photo booth that will produce wizard trading cards, which is similar to the booth the library featured at Star Wars Days in April. NIU STEM representatives will lead a potions class, as well. The library is supplementing the $100 they received from the Scholastic contest to extend the Potter events throughout the month: They screened the first Harry Potter movie Saturday and will show the second one at 2 p.m. Saturday in the lower-level meeting room. For details on related craft projects and other events, visit dkpl.

VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski org/events. Edith Craig, the library’s communications manager, assured me that Potter fans of all ages would enjoy the party. She said she’d attend if she wasn’t working at it. “We’ve done all of our promotion from teens, tweens and children, but just with the movie we had an equal amount of adults and children,” Craig said. “It’s been 15 years since Harry Potter has come out. I love Harry Potter; I’m going to the party.” And so are members of Northern Illinois University’s muggle quidditch team. (For those sad souls who haven’t devoured the Potter books, muggles are nonwizards, and quidditch is a sport similar to soccer that is played midair on broomsticks.) Darcy Tatlock, the library’s tween coordinator who wrote the Scholastic contest application, invited the 30 or so quidditch team members who have been active this year, team President Micah Haji-Sheikh said. Haji-Sheikh, a 20-year-old DeKalb native about to start her junior year at NIU, remembers her parents reading the first four Potter books to her and her brother when they were children. She insisted on reading the fifth book to her brother herself and, years later, joined the quidditch team after seeing

a poster at the Rec Center. Haji-Sheikh identified with the Slytherin House, which values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness, and adopted the character of Narcissa Malfoy, who is the mother of Potter’s arch enemy Draco Malfoy, for the quidditch field. She recently attended QuidCon 2013, a quidditch convention in Seattle. On Tuesday, I played around on Pottermore, an interactive online community that features new writing by Potter author J.K. Rowling, and had a wand (12.25 inches long, unbending, beech wood with unicorn strand at its core) select me. I also was virtually sorted - as I suspected I would be - into Ravenclaw, which has a house tradition that values intelligence, knowledge and wit. If you’re ready to acclimate your children into the world of wizardry, Pottermore seems appropriate for tweens, and Scholastic has reading club materials available at hpread. If you’re interested in joining NIU’s quidditch team, email Haji-Sheikh at niuquidditch@gmail. com. For her part, Haji-Sheikh seemed as confounded as I was that Potter’s U.S. franchise was 15 years old. She said: “It’s like, ‘Wait? I’m how old now? And it’s been around for how long?’ ”

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

Moody’s downgrades debt of 7 universities NIU one of few Illinois schools to keep rating The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – A major bond-rating agency has downgraded debt ratings on seven public universities in Illinois, and it warned that more decreases could take place if the state doesn’t address its pension problem. Moody’s Investors Service took the actions Friday, about two months after it downgraded the state’s rating and warned that it was reviewing all of Illi-

nois’ public universities. Illinois now has the lowest credit rating of any state in the country, largely because of its unpaid bills and $100 billion in unfunded retirement plans for state employees. The state’s downgrade means that when Illinois tries to borrow money, it faces a higher interest rate, just like someone who tries to get a car loan with maxed out credit cards. Now, those higher interest rates are trickling down to other Illinois institutions that get state aid. Friday’s downgrades affect the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University,

Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University and Western Illinois University. Northern Illinois University was able to maintain its rating. The downgrades affect a combined $2.24 billion in debt, but most of that belongs to the University of Illinois, which has $1.56 billion in debt. A lower debt rating means it will cost more for the schools to borrow money, which is something they often do for major construction projects. For instance, the University of Illinois is preparing to a $77 million bond sale in order to pay for renovation project at its hospital in Chicago.

Even worse odds than ’08 for Mideast deal The ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM – The same negotiators, the same issues, a familiar venue: The sense of deja vu is overwhelming as Israelis and Palestinians start today on their third attempt in 13 years to draw a border between them. But they face even longer odds than in the last round, which ended in 2008. Since then, at least 40,000 more Israelis have settled in areas the Palestinians want for a state, making it even harder to partition the land. The chaos of the Arab Spring has bolstered Israeli

demands for ironclad security guarantees, such as troop deployments along Palestine’s future border, widening a dispute that seemed near resolution five years ago. The talks come after months of prodding by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who made six visits to the region since taking office in his bid to bring together Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. together Despite U.S. cheerleading, expectations have been low on both sides. Ahead of today’s talks at Jerusalem’s

King David Hotel, the atmosphere soured further after Israel said in a series of announcements in the past week that it is advancing plans for more than 3,000 new homes for Jews in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem. “It’s not just deliberate sabotage of the talks, but really the destruction of the outcome,” said senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi. “Israel has transformed the negotiations into a cover and a license to steal land.” Israel argued that it’s mainly building in areas it wants to keep in any border deal.

Curl filing: Prisoners helped prepare request Continued from page A1 son in Keller’s case, Schmack said. As part of the negotiated agreement entered April 3, Curl entered an Alford plea for murder, which means he maintained his innocence but acknowledged prosecutors could prove the first-degree murder charge beyond a reasonable doubt. He was sentenced to 37 years in prison, less than

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the 60-year maximum prison sentence. In April, amid criticism from Keller’s and Curl’s family, prosecutors touted the negotiated plea agreement as a secure outcome for the case. Keller, an 18-year-old from Plainfield, told friends Oct. 14, 2010, that she was going for a walk in Prairie Park in DeKalb. Her burned remains were found in the park two days later. Curl told authorities conflicting accounts of what

had happened to Keller, but prosecutors did not have any eyewitness accounts, a murder weapon, or evidence of a time or cause of death to present at trial. Schmack emphasized in April that the agreement assured Curl would remain in prison until he was 71, while an acquittal was possible in any trial. In court records, Curl acknowledged he missed the deadline to file his request, but claimed he didn’t have the resources to file it as he

was transferred to Stateville Correctional Center five days after the plea agreement was entered. “Only recently learning that this option is available when he had been transferred to Menard, some legally astute prisoners explained his options and elected themselves to assist him in the writing and filing of this motion,” the motion states. Curl is scheduled to appear in DeKalb County court Aug. 20.

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8STATE BRIEFS Law allows taking child support from winnings SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that lets casinos and race tracks garnish gambling winnings from parents who owe back child support. The new law that was signed Monday takes effect immediately. It’s aimed at chipping away at the state’s nearly $3 billion backlog in unpaid child support. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reported that the money would be turned over to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. From there, it’d be distributed to parents. Race tracks and casinos will have to post signs warning gamblers that winnings may be garnished if their names are in a database.

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Time for treats at ice cream social

DeKalb plans to revisit Irongate By CHRIS BURROWS

Monica Maschak –

Lilly Murphy (left), 9, and Sofia Bellafiore, 10, enjoy their pork sandwiches and ice cream Tuesday at the Hinckley Business Association’s annual free ice cream social at Pioneer Park in Hinckley. Sandwiches were provided by South Moon Barbeque, and ice cream by Dairy Joy.

8BRIEFS Bathroom fan starts fire in DeKalb home DeKALB – A bathroom ventilation fan started a fire Monday in a DeKalb resident’s attic. At 10:41 p.m., DeKalb firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from an attic at 817 Colby Court in DeKalb. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within five minutes. Nobody was injured. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters ventilated the attic to remove any residual smoke and searched for any other sources of fire. The home’s bathroom and attic were damaged in the fire. An investigation found the

bathroom ventilation fan caused the fire, which caused an estimated $8,000 in damage, fire officials said.

life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., today as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items. Prosecutors are recommending a four-year prison term.

– Felix Sarver

Sentencing starts today for ex-Rep. Jackson Jr. CHICAGO – The genesis of Jesse Jackson Jr.’s decline dates to when he chose to forgo divinity studies and enter the world of politics instead, or so says the ex-congressman’s sister. Other supporters suggest it was when he opted for weight-loss surgery. Still others single out his diagnosed bipolar disorder. The sweep of Jackson’s

Pipeline fire lights up sky in Ill.; no injuries ERIE – A fuel pipeline exploded beneath a western Illinois cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the sky and leaving a 15-foot-deep crater

before pipeline crews were able to stem the flow of fuel and bring the fire under control, authorities said. Nobody was injured in the explosion, which was reported around 11:15 p.m. Monday near the town of Erie, 27 miles northeast of Davenport, Iowa. Dozens of residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution and the flames could be seen for dozens of miles, fire officials said. Most residents were allowed to return by early Tuesday morning. Residents reported hearing a loud blast, said Erie Fire Chief Doug Rutledge.

– Wire reports

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council has told its staff to resume working on issues with a proposed 1,273-unit housing development, three weeks after it voted to end staff involvement. Sixth Ward Alderman Dave Baker brought the issue back before the council at its meeting Monday, but rather than take action on the proposed Irongate subdivision plan, the council voted 6-2 to postpone further discussion until no later than Oct. 14. In the meantime, city staff has been directed to address problems that the park district and neighbors on the city’s northwest side have with the proposed development and annexation agreement. “I feel that the motion to reconsider indicates that there is majority position on the council to give further consideration to the Irongate annexation agreement,” Mayor John Rey said Tuesday. “The motion to postpone it last night was done out of concern for closing any remaining issues with the agreement.” The Irongate proposal includes space for 123 town houses, 350 senior housing units and a variety of different single-family homes to be built on 458 acres of land located between Bethany and Dresser roads. City officials estimate the subdivision would take 20 years to complete. There also is land set aside for commercial development, parks and a possible elementary school site. On July 22, the council ended work on the proposal with a 4-4 vote. Annexation agreements require six “yes” votes to win approval. Rey and Aldermen Bill Finucane, Bob


Snow and Ron Naylor voted in favor of the agreement. Aldermen David Jacobson, Kristen Lash, Monica O’Leary and Baker voted no. Baker and other council members said Monday that ShoDeen has addressed problems that had concerned the council. “The concerns that I had expressed at the last meeting ... have been addressed in a positive manner, and I am satisfied at this time,” 5th Ward Alderman Ron Naylor said Monday. Baker and others from the council and the community had previously expressed fears that Irongate could become a largely renter-occupied neighborhood, but Baker reversed course. “I’ve withdrawn my demand that the houses not be rented,” Baker said Monday. “Too many people have expressed how unfair it can be if somebody bought a house for $300,000 and their job transferred them ... and their only option was to rent it.” Before Rey introduced the motion to postpone, he reaffirmed his personal commitment to the proposal. “I personally see benefit to the overall community of moderate controlled growth of reasonably designed residential development,” Rey said. Jacobson supported the postponement because he said he doesn’t want to hear any more piecemeal proposals from ShoDeen. “We keep bringing this up, but it’s not ready,” he said. “... Either get it done or quit wasting my time. Quit wasting the community’s time. Quit wasting our staff’s time.” ShoDeen President David Patzelt could not be reached for comment Tuesday.



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More charges filed 1st year of contract Sun protection mask in child porn case keeps salaries stable has raised suspicions By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – A dozen new criminal charges were leveled Tuesday against a West Chicago photographer accused of repeatedly having a 17-year-old Shabbona girl send him nude photographs of herself. Todd A. Kornoski, 37, of the 1100 block of Lillian Lane, was charged with 11 counts of solicitation of child pornography and one count of unlawful grooming. Kornoski was arrested on a single county of solicitation Friday afternoon, when authorities also searched his home and seized electronic equipment. “We still have a lot to go through to see if there’s additional victims,” DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. “We’ll go from there.” The alleged incidents happened between Jan. 26 and Friday and involved the same girl, Dumdie said. Four

charges stem from alleged incidents July 30. The more serious charge, solicitation of child pornography, is a felony punishable up to 15 years in prison. Kornoski operated Ashley’s Realm out of his home, Dumdie said. Todd A. According to Kornoski the business’s website, Kornoski offered wedding, family and boudoir photography. The alleged victim is a former client of his, and her parents notified police after a July 30 incident. In light of the new charges, Kornoski’s bond was increased to $500,000, which requires posting $50,000 while the case is pending. Police ask anyone with information related to the case to call the sheriff’s office at 815-895-2155 and ask to speak with a detective.

Photo released in robbery at Casey’s DAILY CHRONICLE SHABBONA – Police are searching for a masked man who robbed Casey’s General Store late Saturday. At 10:50 p.m., DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office police responded to a call for a robbery in progress after a white male wearing a ski mask and a gray jacket approached a clerk at the store at 317 W. Comanche Ave. and demanded money. The suspect, who did not display or imply he had a weapon, fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 815-895-7260 or Crime Stoppers at 815-8953272.

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• D-427 Continued from page A1 glad district officials are addressing it in an honest manner.” At the special meeting held Thursday, school board members voted 5-0 to approve a contract between the district and the Sycamore Education Association, which has 300 members. District officials said the 4-year contract freezes

teacher salaries for the coming school year, but offers raises of 1.5 percent and 3 percent to the base salary schedule in years three and four. Teachers would receive a seniority based “step increase” in the second year of the deal. Attempts to reach Countryman, Sycamore Education Association President Carol Meeks and school board President Jim Dombek on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

• TREK Continued from page A1 With the guidance of his guardian angel, he sleeps in secluded areas along the side of the road and relies on strangers for food and water, and occasionally lodging or rides, he said. He sometimes wears a white mask and white gloves to protect himself from sunburn, which can raise suspicions.

2 buildings in county now certified • GREEN Continued from page A1 Library leaders won’t know those until they hire a construction manager. “We don’t know what the costs are going to be yet,” DeKalb Library Director Dee Coover said. “The consultants were very careful not put a cost on anything yet.” LEED grades the environmental sustainability of new construction and major renovation projects based on an established set of criteria. The four levels of certification – certified, single, gold and platinum – are achieved using a points system. Six categories take into account indoor air quality, water efficiency, construction practices, energy efficiency, green building materials and design innovation. “It’s a ratings system that evaluates the many different sustainability components of a building,” said Cortney Adams, the program coordinator for the Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. “It’s a holistic approach entailing six different categories that look at the overall sustainability of your building.” DeKalb County buildings with LEED certification are the Kohl’s store on Sycamore Road in DeKalb, which attained the certified level, and Kishwaukee College’s new

About LEED Here are some of the ways LEED encourages environmentally friendly building designs: • Marking carpool parking spots • Reducing the building’s water use by 30 percent • Using regional sources for building materials • Using Energy Star-rated office equipment

“We can take that money and put it into police operations and benefit the officers on the streets. I would never discourage someone from pursuing LEED, but we had a very defined budget.” T. J. Moore DeKalb Public Works director student center, which opened in January at the gold level. NIU’s Stevens Center has applied for certification, but construction isn’t set to begin until 2014. DeKalb took a different route with its new police station, which is expected to open in about six weeks, Police Chief Gene Lowery said.

That project is incorporating sustainable design elements and materials to reduce energy consumption, but DeKalb Public Works Director T. J. Moore said the tight budget prevented pursuing LEED. The U.S. Green Building Council charges $900 to register for LEED and additional thousands could be assessed to complete the certification review process. “We can take that money and put it into police operations and benefit the officers on the streets,” Moore said. “I would never discourage someone from pursuing LEED, but we had a very defined budget.” If DeKalb library leaders ultimately pursue LEED certification, they could try to recover some costs through grants. Kishwaukee College received a $240,000 grant through the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for its new student center, which uses a geothermal field to reduce its energy needs. But Finucane said a LEED-certified building sets a good example for the community. “The LEED certification is a nice shiny badge to wear, but then you look at it from a practical side, and if it’s a LEED-certified building that means, for the life of that building, they’re going to be using less energy,” he said.

Born: Feb. 5, 1933, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Aug. 7, 2013 SYCAMORE – Dorothy Susan “Sue” Butzow Goldberg, accomplished weaver, globetrotter, cat lover, and adored mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Born on Feb. 5, 1933, to the late John and Dorothy (nee Dick) Butzow, Sue grew up in Sycamore, Ill. and made the most of her 80 years by living life to the fullest. After high school, she moved to Ohio and earned her bachelor’s degree in art at Antioch College. She further tapped into her creative juices at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she received a Master of Fine Arts. While studying at Antioch, Sue met Isadore Lawrence “Larry” Goldberg, whom she later married June 14, 1959. Larry expanded Sue’s horizons by introducing her to lobster and East Coast living. Sue’s love of art took her many places, and connected her with kindred spirits who became lifelong friends. She spent a summer studying in Haystack, Maine, with some of the most talented artists of her time, and lived in New York City briefly where she worked for the internationally renowned textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen. Sue and Larry settled down in Metuchen, N.J., to raise a family and build Larry’s dental practice. A woman of many talents, Sue was probably the only person who could weave a stunning scarf as well as identify any tooth using official dental terminology. She was a member of the Westfield Weavers’ Guild for more than 50 years and served as president twice. She was also a longtime member of the American Association of University Women. After more than 40 years and many wonderful memories in



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“The police got me three times today,” Thompson said as he walked west Monday evening on Route 64 near Five Points Road. Local authorities received several calls Monday about Thompson, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Since Thompson was not doing anything illegal, after making sure he did not need any help, police did not question him further, Dumdie said.

New Jersey, she retired to San Diego – a place Sue often referred to as “paradise.” She embraced retirement and became active with the Palomar Handweavers’ Guild. There she served as president, tutored schoolchildren in reading, volunteered at the Mingei International Museum, had season tickets to the opera, traveled the world and became an amateur photographer. Some of her most memorable trips were to China, the Galapagos Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Sue is survived by her son, Robert Goldberg, and his wife, Young Soon; daughter, Karen Finn, and her husband, Mark; grandchildren, Arielle, Kaylene, Toby, and Jessica; sister-in-law, Sally Butzow; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers, Ernest and Robert. Arrangements for a celebration of Sue’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westfield Weavers’ Guild ( or the Textile Museum ( The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Palomar Medical Center for their support in her final days. To sign the online guest book, visit

WILLIAM B. HECTOR Born: Sept. 27, 1942, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: July 29, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – William Berthold Hector Sr., 70, formerly of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, from complications of diabetes. Born Sept. 27, 1942, to Donald DeWitt and Marian Jean Hector in DeKalb, William graduated from DeKalb High School in 1960 and worked at Wurlitzer Piano in DeKalb. In 1970, he married the late Florence Olive Fowler and moved to Albuquerque where he worked as a


security guard at the First National Bank of Albuquerque. He is survived by his mother, Marian Jean Hector of Billings, Mont.; his brothers, David Hector of Billings, Robert Hector of Reno, Nev., and Allan Hector of DeKalb; his children, William Hector Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., Donna Hector of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Sean Hector of Albuquerque; stepchildren, Kenneth Fowler and Tina Hicks of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald DeWitt Hector; and his wife, Florence Olive Hector. He was an avid historian and member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, shooting, traveling and spending time with his family. A memorial service for William and Florence Hector is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Las Colinas Village, 500 Paisano St., Albuquerque, N.M. To sign the online guest book, visit

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WATERMAN – Dorine Leah Woods, of Waterman, Ill., and formerly of Plano, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in DeKalb. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 E. Garfield St., Waterman. Visit







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D-427 does right thing in fixing error

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR DeKalb impresses with its beauty To the Editor: We would like to thank the City of DeKalb for their hospitality during our recent visit to judge the city as part of the America in Bloom National Awards Program. America in Bloom focuses on the areas of beautification, heritage preservation, environmental efforts and community involvement. DeKalb is competing against communities from around the country for awards in

these areas. It was apparent the city excelled in all the areas we reviewed. The municipality has excellent planning and execution of its many projects and initiatives. DeKalb also has wonderful historical resources, parks and community gardens. We enjoyed meeting so many enthusiastic and committed individuals during our two-day visit. Thank you for all you do. Jack Clasen, Ph.D. Raleigh, N.C.

Barbara Vincentsen, AIA, PP, CID Westfield, N.J.

Check out ‘Company’ for a great show To the Editor: Wow! I just came home from Stage Coach Players’ performance of “Company.” I have never seen or heard this musical before, but I remember that it was huge on Broadway back in the day, and won just about every award ever given. (I

think they even invented a few just for this show.) Stage Coach’s production is smart and entertaining. The cast is extremely talented. (Oh Lord, are they ever talented.) The story is funny – I laughed myself sick a bunch of times; sharp – it made me think, a lot; and timeless – it is as relevant today as in 1970. There are four more performances. Do yourself a favor. Go see this amazing show. Mike Groark DeKalb

Hoping Post sale signals a change Newspapers have become the bullied school kid of American journalism. Meaning that, as a small child will surrender his lunch money to bigger kids and spend the noon hour watching other people eat, so have newspapers wound up in the ignominious position of surrendering our product – information – to Internet and cable outlets and watching them reap handsome profits from aggregating and re-reporting it while we furlough employees and cut back home delivery. They take our product and kick our butts with it. So it was with no small interest that I received last week’s news of the sale of The Washington Post. After 80 years of stewardship by the storied Graham family, the Post will become the property of Jeff Bezos, the man who founded Sale price: $250 million. But what happened last week represents more than a transfer of assets. No, it embodies a generational shift that will, let us fervently hope, resurrect an industry that has somehow managed the odd paradox of being vital, yet moribund. To put that another way: One gets tired of providing the boots with which someone else kicks one’s backside. If that state of affairs represents a humiliation for the newspaper business, it should be regarded warily even by those who draw their paychecks from other industries. They should ask themselves what will happen to the electronic media that use and

VIEWS Leonard Pitts aggregate our product in the event we are no longer around to create it. And if that information is no longer available anywhere, what happens to the people who need and depend on it? It is not often remarked upon, not much appreciated and little understood, but newspapers – yes, I mean the old-fashioned business of printing on dead trees accounts of things that happened yesterday – are the foundation of American journalism. Think about it: How often do you see a cable news station, local TV news outlet or blog originate – not aggregate or opine upon, but originate – some story of major local significance not involving violent crime? As a rule – yes, there are exceptions – they don’t do that. They are not designed to. Cable puts its resources into national and international coverage so you need never suffer for lack of information about Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and various real housewives. Local TV news puts its resources into the “Breaking News” graphics they use to announce seemingly every armed robbery, house fire and freeway pileup. Bloggers don’t have resources. Yes, when the governor takes kick-

backs, when the mayor stuffs the ballot box, when the innocent man winds up on death row, the story may migrate to one of those platforms. But you can be reasonably sure it will originate in a newspaper that takes seriously its obligation to watchdog journalism. Such papers are in trouble neither because watchdog journalism ceased to be critical, nor because people stopped reading or needing it. Truth is, we have more readers than ever. Unfortunately, most of them pay nothing for the privilege because they read online and we’ve failed to figure out how to leverage that popularity to support our (very expensive) operations. Hence, the hopes that are pinned on Bezos. As a man who revolutionized American retailing and became a digital pioneer in so doing, perhaps he has ideas those of us born and raised in the world of news on paper are incapable of having. Perhaps he can help the Post – and by extension, the rest of us – keep our lunch money and more effectively monetize our product. Perhaps he can show us how to save journalism. This, anyway, is my hope. If you regard an informed electorate as critical to the function of a democracy, it should be your hope, too.

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


Deal a display of state-fed-state cooperation It isn’t often that we can report that an arrangement between state governments constitutes the proverbial winwin situation. Typically, under contractual agreements one party is getting the better of the other. So it’s with a sense of pleasure and satisfaction that we pass along information released this week by The Associated Press that describes

not only a win-win between Michigan and another state, but a win-win-win because the federal government will also come out on top. According to AP, Michigan is sharing its Medicaid technology system with Illinois to save both states and the federal governments tens of millions of dollars. The states say their unprecedented alliance will let

Illinois access Michigan’s Medicaid Management Information System. It’s the technology that supports the state’s Medicaid program, AP stated. Medicaid is a joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Illinois’ current legacy system is more than 30 years old. Illinois could save $67 million and the federal government $272 million under the

arrangement. Michigan could cut its operation and maintenance costs by 20 percent and potentially save $10 million over five years, said AP. We like this idea not only because it will save a lot of money for all parties concerned but because it showcases what people can do, if they allow themselves to think outside the box. The Marquette (Mich.) Mining Journal

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The District 427 school board did the right thing Tuesday in calling another meeting to approve a new contract with its teachers’ union. The board’s last meeting to approve the four-year contract, held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, was done without providing notice to the Daily Chronicle. Under the Illinois Open Meetings act, public bodies must give notice of all special meetings to news media that file an annual request for notice, which the Daily Chronicle does so that it can inform readers. This was not the first time that the Open MeetFor the record ings Act has been violated in DeKalb County, and This was not the first unfortunately, it probably time that the Open Meetwill not be the last. ings Act has been violated The major difference in DeKalb County, but the here is that the District 427 District 427 school board school board members actmembers acted quickly to ed quickly to address their address their mistake. mistake by calling another meeting for 7:30 a.m. Friday at the administration building, 245 W. Exchange St. in Sycamore. The agenda for the meeting is nearly identical – with the exception of an added public comment period – to the meeting they held last week. These matters haven’t always been resolved so quickly. A 2010 case where the DeKalb Library Board improperly voted in a closed meeting to buy the old DeKalb Clinic property dragged on for months before a settlement finally was reached. In the meantime, the story remained the topic of news stories and opinion pieces, and public perception soured. Eventually, the library’s plan to buy the clinic property fell apart for several reasons. Violating rules designed to protect the public’s right to know about the actions of its governments can be damaging to the public’s trust in the institution. That should not be the case with Sycamore District 427, where officials admitted their mistake and showed respect for the public’s right to know by moving to address it. District officials, including Superintendent Kathy Countryman, acknowledged there had been an oversight in notifying the Daily Chronicle about their meeting. They did not ask a lawyer to come up with a convoluted reason why they had not violated the law. They’re simply going to hold another meeting, presumably take another vote, and allow all of us to move forward. With that, the story ends. School officials should be commended for acting promptly to address their oversight. We look forward to continuing to cover issues that matter to taxpayers and residents of District 427, including those who are curious about the details of the soon-to-be re-approved teachers’ contract.


Holder’s right to fight mandatory minimums U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants to save money on prisons and make the federal justice system fairer – and has proposed doing it by sidestepping Congress. His approach is far from ideal, but the goals are compelling enough to justify it. The unfairness of criminal sentencing in the United States – and the iniquities of mandatory minimum sentences, in particular – is no secret. The system imposes harsher punishments on minorities than on whites and sends nonviolent drug offenders to prison for years. In denying courts the power to take the circumstances of particular crimes into account when weighing sentences, the mandatory minimums renounce a core principle of justice. As Holder said Monday, “Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law-enforcement reason.” He’s right, and it’s shameful. He says he has instructed federal prosecutors to employ “locally tailored” guidelines for filing federal charges and, when appropriate, to tweak charges against low-level, nonviolent offenders so that “the accompanying sentences are better suited to their individual conduct.” In other words, charges will be adjusted so that mandatory minimums won’t always apply. In effect, the discretion in sentencing that Congress took away from the courts is being restored – not to judges but to prosecutors, and not through legislation but through yet another instance of executive action. The means are unappealing, to put it mildly. It would be far better if lawmakers had acted instead. Congress should already have passed one of the measures proposed occasionally to roll back and preferably abolish mandatory minimums. But it hasn’t, and there seems little immediate prospect that it will. Given this, Holder’s action serves the greater good: The wrongs of the present regime are just too great to ignore. Bloomberg View

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Check out local winners from Sycamore Speedway and more results from the past week. PAGE B2

SECTION B Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •




Pope cheers Messi, other players VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis (center) cheered fellow Argentine Lionel Messi (right) and other soccer stars Tuesday as he led a morality-focused pep rally of sorts at the Vatican for Argentina and Italy’s national teams ahead of their eagerly awaited friendly match. Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, is an avid soccer fan who roots for the Saints of San Lorenzo back in Buenos Aires. Since his election as pope in March he has accumulated a growing collection of soccer jerseys tossed to him by fans at his public appearances. He got two more Tuesday: an Argentine and an Italian team jersey, each one signed by the players. Barcelona star Messi, his teammates on the Argentine national soccer squad, as well as Italy’s national team players were treated to a private audience with Francis in the Apostolic Palace ahead of today’s rare match, which is being played in tribute to the new pope. Francis gracefully dodged the question of whether he’d offer a papal blessing for his home country’s team. “It will really be a bit difficult for me to root, but luckily it’s a friendly match” whose outcome doesn’t count in the standings, he said. The pontiff noted the influence of athletes, especially on youth, and told the players to remember that, “for better or worse” they are role models. “Dear players, you are very popular. People follow you, and not just on the field but also off it,” he said. “That’s a social responsibility.”

– Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Golf USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, first round matches, at Brookline, Mass., 3 p.m., TGC Little League softball World Series, championship, teams TBD, at Portland, Ore., 10 p.m., ESPN2 Pro baseball Detroit at White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSN Cincinnati at Cubs, 1:20 p.m.,WGN Regional coverage, Baltimore at Arizona or San Diego at Colorado (3 p.m. start), 2:30 p.m., MLB Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7 p.m., ESPN Soccer Men’s national teams, exhibition, Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. United States, at Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1:25 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s national teams, exhibition, Mexico vs. Ivory Coast, at East Rutherford, N.J., 8 p.m., ESPN2

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Safety Dominique Ware chases for running back Keith Harris Jr. during practice Tuesday at Huskie Stadium at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

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DeKALB – Northern Illinois fans are familiar with Akeem Daniels, the senior who led all Huskie tailbacks with 447 rushing yards last season. However, the NIU coaching staff is confident in a number of backs. Keith Harris Jr. played in nine games as a true freshman and Cameron Stingily has been in the program three years, and is starting to come into his own as a running back after playing his first two seasons at linebacker. Junior Giorgio Bowers carried the ball just 12 times a year ago, but averaged 5.3 yards a carry. All four backs could see time in the Huskies’ rotation this year. “We’ll probably rotate three guys in. Three, four, somewhere in there

For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and much more – log on to and probably not miss a beat,” NIU offensive coordinator Bob Cole said. “Everybody does a little something different. It’s a good group back there.” Daniels hasn’t practiced during fall camp while recovering from a foot injury, but he should be a factor in the running game soon. Should NIU decide to play a true freshman, Joel Bouagnon and Jordan Huff could also be options, as both have gotten reps with the second team, though Huff has been out with a leg injury the past few days.

Northern Illinois at Iowa, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, BTN, AM-1360


Fact of the Day: 17 – Consecutive points scored for NIU against Kansas in the fourth quarter to win, 30-23. Even without Daniels at the moment, Cole is confident in his offense’s depth at the tailback position.

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Running back Giorgio Bowers gains yards during practice Friday at Huskie Stadium.


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Guard Kyle Long signs autographs for fans after the first day of Bears training camp July 23 in Bourbonnais.

Rookie hazing a part of the game By KALYN KAHLER Chicago Sun-Times If Bears training camp came with a rookie manual, the introduction might read something like this: Don’t even think about riding the elevator. Get your wallet ready for spontaneous snack runs. Embrace your embarrassing nickname. Watch out for exotic insects in your bed. “[The veterans] give us a

hard time but that’s expected,” rookie right guard Kyle Long said. “There’s a lot of clowning going on after the football is over during the day.” Although Marc Trestman’s philosophy doesn’t allow for rookie hazing, not all the veterans practice the same ideals. “He’s done away with a lot of the rookie hazing but they still find ways to get it

in anyway,” rookie defensive end Cornelius Washington said. With camp breaking today, here’s a look in their own words into the hazing the rookies endured.

ZACH MINTER Veterans didn’t have to ponder long to christen Zach Minter with a nickname.

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When Marc Trestman, Jay Cutler, Aaron Kromer and pretty much everybody who matters for the Bears talked about the importance of calling plays, lining up correctly, avoiding presnap penalties, etc. as the priorities for preseason Game 1 most of you smirked and demanded more. However, folks this is a process, those were very important issues and for the most part the team got them all right. Now, what’s next? There can be no backsliding on what’s been accomplished so far. Beyond that the goal for preseason Game 2 is improvement in as many areas as possible. We won’t talk about winning, losing or stats until Game 3 in Oakland next week. This week we need to see a lot of young players get better, we need to see some veterans for the first time and we need to see production on the first couple of offensive possessions. Asked Tuesday where he thinks the offense is, Jay

VIEWS Hub Arkush Cutler reminded us all, “It’s a brand new offense, we’ve got a bunch of new guys, there are just too many variables to say where we should be or where we could be right now. We just have to go a day at a time and get better.” Much as he was in preparation for Week 1, Cutler’s right. But how will we measure that improvement? Cutler needs to lead at least one sustained drive by converting a few third downs and possibly even putting the ball in the endzone. Trestman is excited to get work for a few more players. He said, “One thing that’ll be different is we hope to see Brandon Marshall get some work with the first offense.” He also wants to see Corey Wootton and Julius Peppers who weren’t available last week, but their status is still uncertain.

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8SPORTS SHORTS DeKalb High School to hold Fall Sports Preview DeKalb High School will be holding its Fall Sports Preview on Aug. 23 at DeKalb High. The Barb Boosters will be donating 500 free hot dogs and bags of chips for those who attend. Bounce houses and face painting will be available to kids. The NIU dance team and cheerleaders will participate in the event. The Fall Sports Preview is open to the community and admission will be one nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the Barb Food Mart. Merchandise and apparel will be sold by the Barb Boosters starting at 4:30 p.m. and introductions of the fall varsity athletic teams will start at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the band and poms will perform and fall sports scrimmages will commence.

Hustle Hogs continue play at ISC World Series The DeKalb Hustle Hogs lost to Randy’s A’s in their second game Monday at the International Softball Congress World Series in the Quad Cities. Randy’s A’s jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and the Hustle Hogs had trouble scoring runs against Colin McKenzie, who recorded 20 strikeouts. Brian Tobin and Todd Lubekman had the Hustle Hogs’ only two hits of the game. The Hustle Hogs will take on the Shakespeare Falcons of Canada in their next game.

Jefferson wins MAC scholarship award Former Northern Illinois defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson has earned the Mid-American Conference’s Bob James Memorial Award. The award is given to one male and female athlete in the conference each season. Jefferson, who is pursuing a master’s degree in accountancy at NIU, earned a $5,000 scholarship towards graduate school. Jefferson, who graduated with a 3.72 cumulative GPA, is the first male winner from NIU. He finished his Huskie career (2009 to 2012) with 144 tackles and 22.5 tackles for loss.

FIFA asks Russia to explain anti-gay law ZURICH – FIFA said it has asked 2018 World Cup host Russia for “clarification and more details” about a new anti-gay law. The legislation prohibiting “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” prompted an international furor. The IOC already is seeking answers about how Russia will enforce it during the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. FIFA says in a statement that Russia has “committed to provide all visitors and fans with a warm welcome and ensure their safety” during its monthlong marquee tournament. Soccer’s governing body added that it “trusts that the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts will deliver on this promise.”

Police complete Pistorius shooting investigation JOHANNESBURG – A South African police spokesman says Oscar Pistorius will be served with an indictment now that police have completed an investigation into the shooting death of his girlfriend. Spokesman Lt. Gen. Solomon Makgale said Tuesday the investigation team is convinced Pistorius has a charge to answer. Pistorius will appear in a Pretoria court Monday. Makgale said it is expected Pistorius will be served with the indictment and a trial date will be set. Pistorius said he accidentally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14. The state alleges the couple may have argued and he intentionally killed her.

– Staff, wire reports

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Season a bummer for Williams By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Chicago Sun-Times If you think watching the 2013 White Sox has taken something out of your hide, get in line behind White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. Williams knows Reinsdorf hates to lose, so he has made a point of keeping his distance from him, although they did stay out late recently sharing each other’s pain. “How has Jerry dealt with it? He’s not a happy man,’’ Williams said Tuesday. “He’s as competitive as they come. We all are, and there are times where neither one of us can stand to be around each other and there are times where we’ll go sit where near we live and smoke a couple of cigars like we did two weeks ago

until 1:30 in the morning. They closed down the park on us we were out there so long, lamenting what has transpired.’’ In his first year upstairs in the front office after his assistant Rick Hahn took his general manager’s job, Williams met with media in the Sox dugout at U.S. Cellular Field before the Sox game against the Detroit Tigers, who were 24 games ahead of them in the AL Central standings. Williams shares Hahn’s view that the future is not bleak because of Sox pitching. That’s the only thing that softens the blow of this horrendous season. “You know, it’s been difficult. It’s been difficult,’’ Williams said. “We haven’t had one of these seasons … as bad as 2007 was, it wasn’t like this.’’ Grinders and fighters have

always had a place on Williams teams, and he hasn’t seen enough of them to satisfy. If asked, he will advise Hahn to toughen up the roster. “You’ve got to have an edge about you as a team and a grind about you that is relentless,’’ he said. “I have not seen that. “You need a few guys in your dugout that are going to push. They may not be the most popular guy around, but they’ll push some of the other guys or they’ll keep it light. Some guys, you have to have around to keep it light so that when you do struggle there isn’t a panic situation.’’ Asked how active the Sox will be in free agency during the offseason, Williams said, “If there’s somebody out there that fits that bill, that fits in with a younger core for an extended period of time, why

not?’’ Williams has seen video of slugging 26-year-old first baseman Jose Abreu, the next big thing in the Cuban defector sweepstakes who will demand a huge contract. Too big for the Sox? They’ve cut payroll significantly with recent trades, and Williams didn’t rule out Abreu, who will probably get at least $50 million, while saying he wants to see more video. “If it’s big money it’s big money,’’ Williams said. “Can we fit it into our equation? We’ve gone out and spent money before at given times. It has to fit into the current equation and our three-year look. But I need to see more video.’’

• Daryl Van Schouwen is a sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times who can be reached at dvanschouwen@


Samardzija in a state of flux for the Cubs By GORDON WITTENMYER Chicago Sun-Times It was Jeff Samardzija’s turn to pitch. Which meant it was Foundation Watch Night for the Cubs again Tuesday night. The closest thing to a franchise pitcher that the Cubs have right now had another one of those almost-there starts against the Cincinnati Reds, spending much of the first three innings falling behind batter and falling behind in the score – before imposing his power stuff to retire 10 of the final 13 he faced. It’s the kind of performance that continues to keep his pending contract value in a degree of flux as he pushes toward 200 innings and the completion of a first full bigleague season in the starting

rotation. “Of all the right-handers, I’d say Jeff Samardzija is probably in the first three, four or five in terms of stuff,” said one of the tophitters in the game, Joey Votto of the Reds. “To me he’s in that Matt Harvey, [Stephen] Strasburg category in terms of just raw stuff. “The rest is up to him.” That’s just it. Is Samardzija the guy who pitched eight innings of two-hit ball in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the guy who beat the White Sox with a two-hit shutout on the South Side in May? Or is he the guy who fell behind the first four batters of the game Tuesday, all four he faced in the second and finished wound up with four walks or more for the eighth

time this season – and without a quality start for the fifth time in his last eight outings? Those are the kinds of questions he’s trying to answer with eight starts left this season. And the answers will be the kinds of things that help determine what his market value is as the Cubs re-engage contract talks with the second-year arbitration-eligible pitcher after the season – in a critical negotiation for his future with the club. “Those are dynamic things,” team president Theo Epstein said. “We don’t change the way we think about a player because of one start here or nine starts there. He’s been a big part of our plans as someone who’s important to us in a lot of ways. That’ll be the case regardless of how he finishes out the

season.” But there’s no denying the bottom line. Which is to say that bottom line results dictate bottom lines on contracts in professional sports. “He’s got tremendous stuff,” Epstein said, “and tremendous makeup. Really, the only thing separating him from being the pitcher we believe he can be is the consistency, taking it to the mound every time. “The raw materials are still there, and I trust him based on his makeup and aptitude to reach his ceiling, even if it hasn’t quite happened yet.”

• Gordon Wittenmeyer is a sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times who can be reached at gwittmeyer@


Wolfpack ready for first run under Doeren By AARON BEARD The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina State is hoping new coach Dave Doeren can provide a jolt to a program struggling to sustain momentum in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school hired Doeren away from Northern Illinois after firing Tom O’Brien. N.C. State went to four bowls in six years under O’Brien and nearly reached the ACC title game in 2010, yet the on-field results often fell short of expectations – including last year’s 7-6 season that began with hopes of contending for the league title. Now it’s up to the 41-yearold coach, who went 23-4 in two seasons at Northern Illinois, to change things in 2013 and beyond. “He’s never rattled,” receiver Rashard Smith said. “He’s the upbeat, smiling guy.

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North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren directs players during the team’s first practice of the season Aug. 2 in Raleigh, N.C. He’s ready for any situation. With Coach Doeren, you can tell he’s ready for anything to happen.” The day he was hired, Doeren said he thought he could make a difference for a program that seemed “very close to getting to the next step.” His

staff has installed a no-huddle offense that Doeren said blends elements from Wisconsin – where Doeren spent five seasons as an assistant – and Oregon. The defense stayed with a 4-3 scheme, but the coaches have pushed both units to work at a faster pace.

“I feel like there’s a lot of bright eyes,” Doeren said. “There’s good energy. ... The up-tempo offense and the up-tempo practice style we have requires a certain mindset and the guys are working through that really well.” N.C. State must find a new quarterback after Mike Glennon headed to the NFL and three new starters on the offensive line, while the defense has lost its top four tacklers. But Doeren is hoping the buzz that comes with all the changes keeps his players engaged as they work to solve those problems. “I think everywhere you go in fall camp, spirits are renewed,” Doeren said. “They’re all undefeated right now. You can see certain seniors have a look in their eyes that you like to see, knowing that they’re out of time and they’ve got to get it done now.”

AUTO RACING AT SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY SYCAMORE SPEEDWAY POINTS STANDINGS SUPER LATE MODELS Name Town Pts. 1. Charlie Olson Kingston 193 2. Jeff Kerley Elgin 168 3. Reno Markham Kirkland 143 4. Matt Fabrizius DeKalb 138 5. Jay Brendle Kirkland 135 6. Pete Hatch Maple Park 120 7. Jeff LeSage Burlington 102 8. Jason Kruse LITH 95 9. Brian Albus Big Rock 60 10. Chris Thielsen Elgin 59 LATE MODELS Car No. Name Town Pts. 1. 20 Tim Ludke St. Charles 176 2. 70 DJ Markham Marengo 163 T-3. 10 Jordan Jackowiak DeKalb 154 T-3. OO Danny Markham Marengo 135 5. 54 Cory McKay St. Charles 119 6. O2 Matt McCain Aurora 114 7. 46 Rick Walters Elgin 106 8. 38 Greg Hancock Gilberts 90 9. 44 Kathleen O’Shields St. Charles 67 10. 80 Steve Cornett LITH 47 SPECTATOR Car No. Name Town Pts. 1. 95x Ryan Decker Palatine 24 2. 56c Scott Vetter Union 23 3. 4c Mike Cunz Cortland 22 T-4. 53t Matt Schuch St. Charles 19 T-4. 66xx Megan Decker Palatine 19 POWDER PUFF Car No. Name Town Pts. . 29 Cortney Brancecum St. Charles 78 2. 92J Mallory Jackson St. Charles 76 3. 73j Linda Sparks Belvidere 49 4. 42 Amy Memoli Carol Stream 30 5. 34c Starr Roach Genoa 29 COMPACT Car No. Name Town Pts. 1. 11x Mike Cunz Cortland 64 2. 92 Eddie Brown Sandwich 54 3. 33 Justin Colley Aurora 39 4. 42 Tadd Reiter Waterman 34 5. 10 Mickee Runge Lake Zurich 25 FULL SIZE DEMO Car No. Name Town Pts. 1. 95x Ryan Decker Palatine 19 Car No. 28 13 20jr 615 15 25 12 47 23 44

2. 3.

66x 10x

Jerry Decker Palatine Tyler Fabrizius Maple Park COMPACT DEMO Car No. Name Town T-1. 53 Gary Mondus N/A T-1. 92 Eddie Brown Sandwich

SATURDAY’S RESULTS SUPER LATE MODELS Race Car No. Name Fast time 15 Jay Brendle Trophy Dash 20J Reno Markham Heat 1 14I Brandon Hoffeditz Heat 2 133 Johnny Heath Heat 3 25 Pete Hatch Feature Race Car No. Name 1st 20 Reno Markham 2nd 28 Charlie Olson 3rd 15 Jay Brendle 4th 615 Matt Fabrizius 5th 133 Johnny Heath 6th 13 Jeff Kerley 7th 12 Jeff LeSage 8th 25 Pete Hatch 9th 14I Brandon Hoffeditz 10th 27 Hal Davis LATE MODELS Race Car No. Name Fast Time 20 Tim Ludke Trophy Dash 10 Jordan Jackowiak Heat 1 10 Jordan Jackowiak Feature Race 1st 10 Jordan Jackowiak 2nd 20 Tim Ludke 3rd 70 DJ Markham 4th 38 Greg Hancock 5th 54 Cory McKay 6th 46 Rick Walters 7th 30 Derek Walker 8th 71 Austin Runge 9th O2 Matt McCain 10th 44 Kathleen O’Shields IRS MIDGETS Race Car No. Name Heat 1 83 Patrick Burns Heat 2 52 Mike Gass Heat 3 54 Freedie Teer Jr. Feature 1

13 2 Pts. 3 3

Town Kirkland Kirkland Belvidere Kingston Maple Park Town Kirkland Kingston Kirkland DeKalb Kingston Elgin Burlington Maple Park Belvidere Sheridan Town St. Charles DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb St. Charles Marengo Elgin St. Charles Elgin Marengo Lake Zurich Aurora St. Charles Town N/A N/A N/A

2nd 3rd 4th 5th Race Fast Time Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature Race 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Race Heat 1 Heat 2 Feature Race 1st 2nd 3rd

76 Danny Drogemuller 21K Kurt Mayhew 52 Mike Gass 15 Jeff Zelinski 4-BAR LATE MODELS Car No. Name 15 Ed Williams Sr. 54 Lil John Provenzano 1 Jeff Hartzell Car No. Name 54 Lil John Provenzano 15 Ed Williams Sr. 15B Jay Brendle 1 Jeff Hartzell 54 Gary Koring 1M Randy Manos 5 Adam Laurie 72 Herb Moag 17 Tim Provenzano 18 Scott Langer MODIFIED COMPACTS Car No. Name 30H Peter Hayes 25 Jake Greensly Car No. 46 25 30H

Race 1st

55 10 55r 95x 68x 57 56c 71c 27t

Town Bartlett Streator Genoa Town Streator Bartlett Kirkland Genoa Kaneville Rockford Genoa Oswego Streator LITH Town Romeoville Cortland

Name Town Eric Grosch Arlington Heights Jake Greensly Cortland Peter Hayes Romeoville

FRIDAY’S RESULTS SPECTATOR Car No. Name 66x Megan Decker

Race Fast Time Trophy Dash 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 25 lap feat 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Feat A Winner


Neal Isler Mickee Runge Rebecca Stubitsch

Ryan Decker RJ Hendrickson Joel Hernandez Scott Vetter Michael Lindsay David Snead FIGURE 8: FULL SIZE Car No. Name 95x Ryan Decker

Town Palatine Carol Stream Lake Zurich Virgil Palatine Wauconda St. Charles Sycamore Aurora Glen Ellyn Town Palatine

2nd 3rd Race 1st 2nd 3rd Rollover Race Fast Time Trophy Dash 1st 2nd 3rd Heat 1 1st 2nd Heat 2 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Feature 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Race Fast Time Trophy Dash 1st 2nd 3rd Heat 1 1st 2nd HeatFast 1st 3rd Feature 1 1st 2nd Feature Fast 1st 2nd 3rd

85j 27t

Tony Snupp David Snead DEMO FULL Car No. Name 95x Ryan Decker 66x Jerry Decker 96 Michael Brancecum 96 Michael Brancecum POWDER PUFF Car No. Name 55r Rebecca Stubitsch

Lee Glen Ellym Town Palatine Palatine St. Charles St. Charles Town Virgil

34c 92j 29

Starr Roach Mallory Jackson Cortney Brancecum

Genoa St. Charles St. Charles

7x 33p

Caitlyn Maloney Jenna Colley

Lake Zurich Aurora

73j 92j 29 34c

Linda Sparks Mallory Jackson Cortney Brancecum Starr Roach

Belvidere St. Charles St. Charles Genoa

Cortney Brancecum Linda Sparks Amy Memolli Starr Roach Caitlyn Maloney COMPACT Car No. Name 11X Mike Cunz

St. Charles Belvidere Carol Stream Genoa Lake Zurich

29 73j 42 34c 7x

Town Cortland

12 92 11x

Lance Bonnell Eddie Brown Mike Cunz

Sycamore Sandwich Cortland

4 716

Josh Stipes Joey Seibrasse

DeKalb DeKalb

92 11x

Eddie Brown Mike Cunz

Sandwich Cortland

4 32c

Josh Stipes Johnny Lovett

DeKalb DeKalb

12 92 11x

Lance Bonnell Eddie Brown Mike Cunz

Sycamore Sandwich Cortland

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 69 48 .590 — Cleveland 64 56 .533 6½ Kansas City 62 55 .530 7 Minnesota 53 64 .453 16 White Sox 45 72 .385 24 East Division W L Pct GB Boston 72 49 .595 — Tampa Bay 66 51 .564 4 Baltimore 65 53 .551 5½ New York 60 57 .513 10 Toronto 54 65 .454 17 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 69 50 .580 — Oakland 67 50 .573 1 Seattle 55 63 .466 13½ Los Angeles 53 64 .453 15 Houston 37 80 .316 31 Tuesday’s Results Detroit at White Sox (n) Boston 4, Toronto 2, 11 inn. Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2 Miami 1, Kansas City 0, 10 inn. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees (n) Milwaukee at Texas (n) Baltimore at Arizona (n) Houston at Oakland (n) Today’s Games Detroit (Porcello 8-6) at White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-9), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carrasco 0-4) at Minnesota (Gibson 2-3), 12:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-6), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-3) at Arizona (Corbin 12-3), 2:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 5-4), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 10-7) at Toronto (Undecided), 6:07 p.m. Seattle (Harang 5-10) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-5), 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Thornburg 1-0) at Texas (Garza 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-0) at Oakland (J.Parker 8-6), 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games White Sox at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 2:35 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Monday’s Results White Sox 6, Detroit 2 Oakland 5, Toronto 1 Texas 2, Houston 1 N.Y. Yankees 2, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 0 Kansas City 6, Miami 2 Arizona 7, Baltimore 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 70 47 .598 St. Louis 67 50 .573 Cincinnati 66 52 .559 Cubs 52 66 .441 Milwaukee 51 67 .432 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 73 47 .608 Washington 57 60 .487 New York 54 62 .466 Philadelphia 53 66 .445 Miami 44 73 .376 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 68 50 .576 Arizona 60 57 .513 Colorado 56 64 .467 San Diego 53 65 .449 San Francisco 52 65 .444

GB — 3 4½ 18½ 19½ GB — 14½ 17 19½ 27½ GB — 7½ 13 15 15½

Tuesday’s Results Cincinnati at Cubs (n) Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1 Miami 1, Kansas City 0 San Francisco at Washington (n) Milwaukee at Texas (n) Pittsburgh at St. Louis (n) San Diego at Colorado (n) Baltimore at Arizona (n) N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 10-9) at Cubs (Rusin 2-1), 1:20 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-6), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 8-6) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 11-6), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 14-3) at Arizona (Corbin 12-3), 2:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 6-11) at Washington (Zimmermann 13-6), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lannan 3-5) at Atlanta (Beachy 1-0), 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Thornburg 1-0) at Texas (Garza 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 12-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 11-7), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 8-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 12:45 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. Monday’s Results Cincinnati 2, Cubs 0 Kansas City 6, Miami 2 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 1 Colorado 14, San Diego 2 Arizona 7, Baltimore 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 2

Ramirez released by Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas – Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after the Texas Rangers released him from his minor league contract. The Rangers released Ramirez on Tuesday, just more than five weeks after he started playing for Triple-A Round Rock. The 41-year-old Ramirez hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 30 games for Triple-A Round Rock. – The Associated Press

NFL PRESEASON Thursday’s Games San Diego at Bears, 7 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Baltimore, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Oakland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at New England, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Dallas at Arizona, 3:30 p.m. Tennessee at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 6:30 p.m. Green Bay at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Miami at Houston, 7 p.m. Denver at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Game Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants, 6 p.m. Monday’s Game Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m.


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Hester happily returns to old role BOURBONNAIS – As he stands on the sideline watching the Bears’ offense take shape, Devin Hester could feel angry. Or bored. Or both. Angrybored. But Hester is anything but bummed with his new job description. He’s happy. He’s excited. Happyexcited. “I like it,” Hester said with a smile Tuesday. “I’m enjoying it. I’m not complaining.” After all, Hester was in on the plan from the start. Goodbye, offense. See you later, wide receiver. Adios, route trees. Hello, special teams. Hey there, kick returns and field goal blocks. Hope to see you again soon, NFL record book. So much for Hester’s departure from the offense being a touchy subject. “I don’t know where y’all

VIEWS Tom Musick are getting these stories from that it was on the coaches,” Hester said. “It was pretty much my decision. I feel comfortable with it. “The coaches and [I] came to an agreement. We feel comfortable with the situation we’re in right now. We’ve got some nice receivers that are able to step up and make plays. So, you know, let me get back to doing what I’m great at.” We all know what Hester is great at doing. No player in NFL history has scored more kick return touchdowns than Hester, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has scored on 12

punt returns and five kickoff returns. Throw in a return touchdown on a missed field goal in 2006, and Hester is one shy of Deion Sanders’ alltime total return touchdown record of 19. Yet as Hester stepped in to a more prominent role as a wide receiver in the Bears’ offense, he quickly went from fantastic to frustrating. In six seasons – more than enough to evaluate a player – he averaged 36 catches for 467 yards and two touchdowns. Too often, Hester’s struggles seemed to be contagious. He failed to score on special teams last season, which marked his third goose egg in the past five years (2012, 2009, 2008). So, Hester and the Bears agreed: Ditch the double duty. Focus on your strengths. “I wanted to get back to the

return game, to being where I was,” Hester said. “It’s tough being a receiver as well as a return man. It’s never really been done in the NFL. You have Steve Smith and Santana Moss and guys like that try to do it. But with the legacy that we’ve built around this organization on the return game, I wanted to go ahead and stick to that.” Because while Hester (mostly) said all of the right things during the past few seasons about serving as a wide receiver and a kick returner, the truth is that he was gassed. Really gassed. “It’s tiring,” Hester said. “What guy do you know can go out and play 50, 60 plays of offense and be as effective as a return man as they can? Second quarter, your legs are shot. You’re not really peak-

ing at 100 percent of speed. “It wears down your body throughout the whole week. And then trying to go in the game and do 50, 60 plays on offense, as well as returns, it’s pretty much impossible. I’ve never really seen a guy that can do that – and last.” Now, with all of his extra energy, Hester has taken to lining up on defense for field goals. During the Bears’ final practice of training camp, he lined up on the edge and practiced taking sharp angles toward the kicker. “I’m hoping to get a couple blocks this year,” Hester said. “Any kind of way you can help out the team. We could win off a field goal block.” Hester knows this from past experience. See: U, The. “I blocked a key field goal against Florida State to win

the game,” said Hester, a former standout with the Miami Hurricanes. “I recovered one and took it to the house in the Peach Bowl. So, I’m trying to contribute any kind of way I can on special teams.” But not on offense. And thus concludes the strangest, most refreshing camp of Hester’s eight-year career. “I can tell you this,” Hester said. “I came out a lot fresher without any nagging injuries. That’s the most important thing right now is to come out to start the season off without any small or nagging injuries. “Right now, I’m ready to go.”

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

O-Line needs to drastically improve • ARKUSH Continued from page B1 It will also be very surprising if we don’t see a little more of Matt Forte and Michael Bush or minimally a much more even balance of running and passing than last week when the Bears threw more than 70 percent of the time. Most importantly though we need to see a significant step forward by the offensive line. Another seven sack performance would be cause for serious concern by everyone. On Sunday when Trestman talked about elevating Kyle Long and Jordan Mills to the first team in practice, he said it didn’t mean they would both start Thursday. After practice Tuesday it seemed clear they would. Mills is very clear on what he thinks his biggest challenge is. “I have to learn to be more patient. Coming from college all you want to do is thrash everybody but you just can’t do that at this level. I have to be patient, learn my reads and let the game come to me,” Mills said. It is unclear whether Mills is getting this opportunity be- is online Check it out, bookmark it and make it your homepage for Bears coverage going forward. Shaw Media’s Bears coverage has reached a new level and we hope you enjoy it. We’ll be on top of every minute of training camp and the upcoming season on your new 24/7 home for Bears football, led by one of the most trusted names in both Bears and pro football coverage. cause he’s earned it or because J’Marcus Webb has struggled as badly as he has, but offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer made it clear what Webb has to do vs. San Diego. “J’Marcus needs reps at left tackle and needs to prove he can be versatile to be one of our final eight.” If Webb struggles at left tackle against the Chargers, he could very well be done with the Bears. Of his two rookies Kromer said, “Mills and Long both have a lot of natural ability but they need more experience. Both need reps. They each had 51 reps last week, the most on the offensive line, and they’ll get more against the Chargers.” Eben Britton at right tackle and James Brown at left guard

with the second team also bear serious watching. Until he was forced to step in at left tackle and struggled in Carolina, Britton had been the most interesting development in camp. A strong performance against the Chargers will make him a real threat to take that spot from Mills and Webb. Brown is probably the only offensive lineman besides Long, Roberto Garza and Jermon Bushrod who is guaranteed a roster spot – no I’m not forgetting Matt Slauson – but he needs to establish his ideal spot if he’s going to start.

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

Rookies trying to get on elevator at camp • HAZING


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Linebacker Jon Bostic said he wouldn’t call it hazing, but simply a way of showing respect for his older teammates. “Most of it is out of respect,” Bostic said. “If we’ve got to be to a meeting in five minutes, we let veterans use the elevator, they’re a lot older than we are. Our legs are a lot fresher.”

His 6-foot-1, 297-pound stature merited him the name “Goldberg,” because he resembles the chubby goalie from “The Mighty Ducks” series. “During OTA’s I was a little heavy,” Minter laughed. “I looked more like [Goldberg], so that’s been my name.” “Goldberg” said he’s adapted well to rookie life and has even tried to sneak onto the exclusive elevator. “I’ve gotten some stuff for trying to use the elevator,” Minter said. “ ‘Stay off the elevator, rookie!’ The guys make sure that we follow that, because they had to do it when they were rookies.”

CORNELIUS WASHINGTON Minter isn’t the only rookie with a nickname. Sixth-round draft pick Cornelius Washington is known as “T-Rex” because he doesn’t use his arms much during bag drills. “I have short arms,” Washington said. “But T-Rex is a beast meat eater. I can live with it.” At the start of camp, “T-Rex” said he and other rookies spent hundreds of dollars on a long list of snacks the veterans requested. “There was some crazy stuff on the list,” Washington said. “Bugles, Twinkies, some of the stuff I was like, do they even make these still? “But it’s a rookie tradition and I had a blast doing it.” Even though he knows better, Like Minter, Washington said he still tries to ride the elevator. “I’m going to try until one of these days they’re going to forget and let me on there,” Washington said. “On that day I’m going to rejoice.”

JORDAN MILLS Right tackle Jordan Mills has gotten off fairly easy compared to his fellow rookies. “I haven’t been tied to the goal post, Gatorade poured on my head or anything like that,” Mills said. “All I’ve been doing is bringing waters to meetings and then anything they need, I’ll go get it for them.”

KYLE LONG Unlike Mills, first-round pick Kyle Long said he’s been

a popular target for veteran’s pranks. “When you’re a draft pick and when you’re expected to come in and have an impact on the team, you know you’re going to get [heck] from a lot of the guys, but it’s all friendly,” Long said. “I came into my room and there’s a tarantula, like this big, crawling on my bed,” he said, forming a big circle with his hands. Long never discovered the culprit of the tarantula prank, but won’t soon forget it. “I hate spiders,” he said. “I’m putting a bounty out. So if anybody has information regarding the tarantula put in my room, they will be compensated.”

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Team wraps up training camp By KEVIN FISHBAIN BOURBONNAIS – The Bears wrapped up 2013 training camp in Bourbonnais on Tuesday on a quiet note, as the team practiced without pads for the first time since putting the pads July 28. With a home preseason game Thursday night against the Chargers, head coach Marc Trestman treated practice like a Friday during the season. The key to camp was installing the new offense, among other things, and the positive Trestman – to no one’s surprise – was pleased with how his first camp went overall. “We’ve been able to operate each and every day to the max and execute the plan of what we wanted to get accomplished in training camp,” he said. “Moving people around, getting our offense installed, having to go up against a terrific defense each and every day, seeing our young play-

ers develop – a lot of good things.” Jay Cutler wouldn’t go into detail on where he thinks the unit is with the new system after three weeks of camp, but said he can see the improvement. “We’re moving along. I don’t think I can pinpoint exactly where we’re at, but we’re definitely getting better each and every day,” he said. Trestman pointed out the offense when summing up camp and the players’ ability to learn the language and maintain their focus. He also is well aware of the ongoing challenge of improving a team that went 10-6 a year ago. “Just the work ethic of the team I think was built,” Trestuman said. “We got a chance to have a real strong backbone. It won’t be the same team as it was last year, but we think it can be better. We’re working to be better and that’s a good thing.” Webb of concern: J’Mar-

cus Webb remained the second-team left tackle Tuesday, and reading between the lines of offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, Webb has work to do to simply make this team. “He moved to the left side, and he had been working the right side, so it did take him a little time to adjust,” Kromer said. “But if he’s going to be on our team, if he makes our eight, then he’s going to have to play more than one spot, and this is a great opportunity for him to get those reps.” Quick hits: Jonathan Scott was not present at practice. Trestman said Scott’s injured knee was “aspirated over the last couple days” and they are positive about getting him back next week. … Tuesday’s practice was run predominantly from the sideline, allowing the players to practice transitioning on and off the field efficiently. … Tim Jennings picked off a Cutler pass at the goal line and returned it to the opposite end zone, then bowed for the fans.


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Carey says injured WR Lewis will ‘be fine’ By STEVE NITZ Northern Illinois junior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis suffered a leg injury during Monday morning’s practice and didn’t practice Tuesday. The injury doesn’t seem

serious, but it sounds as if Lewis should be out for at least a few days while it heals. Lewis should be a big weapon for Jordan Lynch this season. “He’ll be fine,” NIU coach Rod Carey said after Tuesday’s practice at Huskie Stadium. “He just needs some time with it. He’ll be back.”

Other notes from Tuesday’s practice: • Both sophomore Matt McIntosh and redshirt freshman Drew Hare have been taking snaps at quarterback with the second team. It’s still too early for Carey to decide who will be the backup quarterback, but he

Harris coming off ankle injury last season • BACKFIELD Continued from page B1 “Gives us three solid guys right there to put in the game,” Cole said of Stingily, Harris and Bowers. “We’re feeling pretty good about where we are at tailback right now.” Harris started with a bang last season, scoring a 7-yard touchdown in his first game against Iowa. He’s been limited in prac-

tice while recovering from an ankle injury – he missed the final four games of last season and didn’t practice during the spring. He’ll be ready to go for Iowa, and is a more well-rounded player as a true sophomore. “The game is more slow. Everything’s easier for me this year,” Harris said. “So now I can just pay attention to the key things instead of learning the whole offense.” Harris has a year in the

offense and his blocking has improved. When he was being recruited out of Leo High School in Chicago, Harris realized that in NIU’s offense, tailbacks need to be able to do a number of things. NIU coach Rod Carey feels like every back he has is versatile. “That’s our offense,” he said. “They have to block, catch passes and run the football. So that’s our expectations there.”

said it’s a tight competition. “Right now, it’s pretty close. I think they’re competing, which is healthy,” Carey said. “I’m not ready to say which one’s got it yet because I think it’s that close.” • Junior defensive tackle Anthony Wells hasn’t practiced yet while recovering

from a broken foot. Carey hopes to have Wells back soon, and said he’ll be practicing before the season opener. • I’ve seen freshman wideout Aregeros Turner get firstteam reps the past few days. He’s got a great shot to see the field as a true freshman.

• Tight end Tim Semisch caught a couple of touchdowns in red-zone drills Tuesday. I’m interested to see how the Huskies use the 6-foot-8, 266-pounder this year. • NIU continues fall camp today, with practices at 10:05 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. All practices are open to the public.

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Features editor Inger Koch •

Humble beginnings Start with basic boneless chicken breast and come up with a meal that’s unexpected and flavorful

Sticky Orange-Cilantro Smothered Chicken (from left), Spiced-Rubbed Chicken Breast and Miso-Lime Marinated Chicken Strips AP photo

By ALISON LADMAN • The Associated Press


oneless, skinless chicken breasts are literally THE white meat of the meat world. They are a great lean protein, quick and easy to prepare, freeze well, and take to just about any flavor or cuisine you care for. But they also can be rather dull. So we’ve come up with three ways to jazz up this weeknight staple. First, we created a spice rub. It’s as simple as it sounds – you stir together a few spices, rub it into the meat, then slap it on the grill or into a pan on the stove. It’s a great option to use on a sandwich since the breasts are pounded out flat before cooking. Our second choice was a marinade. In the morning, toss all the ingre-

dients in a zip-close bag and pop the whole thing into the refrigerator. When you get home from work, you’ll have a flavorful and moist dinner ready to cook. Consider throwing these tenders over a bed of rice or on top of a salad. Our last option is smothered. Sometimes you want a gooey, sticky sauce to moisten things up. These breasts work especially well alongside roasted potato wedges and corn on the cob. Of course, if chicken breasts aren’t on your menu tonight, any of these options would work equally as well on chicken thighs, pork, even salmon or steak. See CHICKEN, page D2

A cheesy, buttery take on grilled corn on the cob By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press When I was a kid, corn on the cob was prepared one way, and only one way. My mom would husk the ears and pile them – sometimes having to jam them – in a large stockpot. She’d add about an inch of water, cover the pot, then bring it to a boil and steam the heck out of them. Then we’d slather them with butter and salt and call it good. And I’m pretty confident most American families followed some variant of this basic approach. These days, we are awash in alternatives, all of course proclaiming to be the best. Some sound crazy, but work wonderfully (do yourself a favor and Google microwaving corn in the husk). Others just

Keep the grill going Barbecue like a true North Carolinian with Elizabeth Karmel’s North Carolina-Styled Pulled Pork Sandwich or try the easy summertime side Fast-Pickled Green Beans. Page C2 sound crazy (filling a cooler with boiling water and corn may be an easy way to feed a crowd, but... ew...). But as most of us have learned, grilling corn probably really is the best choice. The smoky flavor and gentle char bring out the sweetness of the kernels. The only trouble is all the conflicting advice – to soak, or not; to oil, or not; high heat or low heat; direct heat or indirect heat.

Over the years, I’ve discovered most of that really doesn’t matter. My basic approach to grilling corn is simple. I husk the ears and rub them with a bit of oil. Then I pop them onto a grill set to medium heat. Now and then, I turn them to get them evenly heated and lightly browned. That’s it. But even though my grilling method is simple, I still like to gussy up my ears after they come off the grill. My recent favorite – heaps of shaved queso fresco cheese that is seasoned with paprika, salt, pepper and garlic. Of course, if you prefer to cook your corn on the stove – or in the microwave, or even in a cooler – this topping is just as delicious on those ears.

See CORN, page C2

Grilled Corn With Queso Fresco

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Master true N.C.-style barbecue

Fast-Pickled Green Beans

Simple vinegar-based sauce lets smoky flavors of pulled pork shine through By ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press This is the dish that started my love affair with grilling and barbecue: North Carolina-style pulled pork. Because when I moved away from my home state of North Carolina, I realized I was going to have to teach myself to make pulled pork or only enjoy it once a year when I went home to visit. In North Carolina, barbecue is a noun, and it is defined as pulled pork with a distinctive tangy vinegar sauce or “dip” as it is called in some parts of the state. No sweet tomato sauce allowed. The pork is either “pulled” into pieces or chopped with a meat clever and dressed with the thin peppery sauce. The succulent pork is spooned onto a plate, or on a classic white hamburger bun – no sesame seeds, ever – and topped with slaw. And the slaw is as straight forward as the pork – chopped green cabbage tossed with the same vinegar sauce. The first time I made it, I cooked a couple of pork butts on a gas grill using indirect heat and a low temperature. A couple of soaked hickory wood chunks scented the meat, and I cooked the butts until the fat was completely rendered and the top resembled cracklins. I also improvised and created my own vinegar dip to sauce the pork as I pulled it. I had no idea what the proportions were, and I literally made it by taste memory. Apple-cider vinegar was the base, a touch of ketchup sweetened and colored the sauce that was hot with three kinds of pepper – black, white and red pepper flakes. The flakes are the sign of authentic North Carolina dressed pork, as they stick to the meat and pepper it with mild heat and red color. White sugar and kosher salt balance the heat and the tang of the vinegar. Dark brown sugar adds a depth of flavor. The sauce is simple to make, but the effect is anything but simple. It cuts through the richness of the smoked meat and enhances it rather than cover it up like heavier barbecue sauces can. When I take the time and the passion to barbecue, I want to taste the meat, not the sauce. This is the beauty of a North Carolina vinegar sauce; it doesn’t cover up the silky, smoky, caramelized pork that is the star of the sandwich. You can make the sauce and the slaw while the pork is cooking, or you can make them the day before. The key to great North Carolina-style barbecue is being patient. There isn’t a fancy rub or a mop or a lot of tending to do. Cook the pork over a consistent in-

mix with enough barbecue sauce to moisten and season the meat, about 3/4 cup to 1 cup. The recipe can be made in advance up to this point and reheated in a double boiler with about 1/4 cup additional sauce. Serve on white hamburger buns and top with North Carolina coleslaw. Serve additional sauce on the side, if desired.

North Carolina-Styled Pulled Pork Sandwich

Nutrition information per serving: 710 calories; 340 calories from fat (48 percent of total calories); 38 g fat (13 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 170 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 53 g protein; 1360 mg sodium.

North Carolina Barbecue Sauce Start to finish: 5 minutes Makes about 3 cups 2 cups cider vinegar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon ground white pepper 1/2 to 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup ketchup Mix all ingredients together and let sit at least 10 minutes or up to several weeks in the refrigerator. Note that the longer the sauce sits, the hotter it gets since the heat from the red pepper flakes is brought out by the vinegar. Start with 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes, then add more to taste.

Continued from page C1 Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breasts Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice Set the chicken breasts on a cutting board and slice horizontally across the piece to create 2 thinner halves. One at a time, cover each half with plastic wrap, then use a meat mallet to pound to an even thickness. Drizzle the pounded halves with the olive oil and rub all over.

No need to get in a pickle By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press Everyone loves a good homemade pickle. But not everyone loves to break out the canning equipment for the occasion. But these pickled green beans come together so quickly, they’ll be ready to enjoy by the time you’re done making dinner. They’re great served alongside just about any barbecue. They also make a great addition to green salads and pasta salads. And this recipe can be used for other vegetables, too. Try pickled carrots or cauliflower.

Fast-Pickled Green Beans Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons: 25 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 0 g protein; 300 mg sodium.

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direct heat until it reaches an internal temperature of about 195 degrees F. That is a higher temperature than most books will tell you, but that is the necessary temperature to make all of the connective tissues break down. The meat becomes so tender all you need to pull it is two forks. I’m old fashioned and never use a cleaver. That’s chopped pork, and that’s a whole other thing entirely.

North Carolina-styled Pulled Pork Sandwich Start to finish: 6 hours Servings: 10 Hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes 7- to 9-pound bone-in pork butt or Boston Butt Olive oil Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Barbecue sauce (see recipe below) North Carolina coleslaw (see recipe below) 10 unseeded hamburger buns Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for low heat, indirect cooking. For a charcoal grill, this means banking the coals to one side. For a gas grill, turn off the heat on one side. Aim to maintain a temperature of 300 degrees F. Do not trim any excess fat off the pork; this fat will naturally baste the meat and keep it moist during the long cooking time. Brush the pork with a thin coating of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a clean tray until ready to cook. Before placing the meat on the grill, add soaked wood chips. For a charcoal grill, place the chips directly on white-gray ash briquettes. For a gas grill, use a smoking box according to product directions. If using a charcoal

grill, you will need to add charcoal every hour during cooking to maintain the heat. Place the pork in the center of the cooking grate fat-side up. Cook slowly for 5 to 6 hours at 300 degrees F, or until a thermometer inserted at the middle of the pork registers 190 degrees F to 200 degrees F. The meat should be very tender and falling apart. If there is a bone in the meat, it should come out smoothly and clean with no meat clinging to it. There is no need to turn the meat during the entire cooking time. Let the meat rest for 20 minutes, or until cool enough to handle. Using 2 forks, pull the meat from the skin, bones and fat. Set aside any crispy bits of fat that have been completely rendered and look almost burned. Working quickly, use the forks to shred the chunks of meat by crossing the forks and “pulling” the meat into small pieces. While the meat is still warm,

Chicken varieties can be used alone, on sandwiches or salads • CHICKEN

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In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, salt, pepper and allspice. Rub the mixture over both sides of each of the 4 pieces of meat. If cooking on the grill, heat to medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes per side. If cooking on the stovetop, in a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil over medium-high. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes a side, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Let rest for 5 minutes. •••••• These marinated chicken strips are incredibly versatile. Prep them in the morning, then just cook off when you get home from work. They can be cooked on the grill, in a grill pan on the stove, or even on a rack in the oven.

Miso-Lime Marinated Chicken Strips Start to finish: 6 to 8 hours (30 minutes active) Servings: 4

2 tablespoons white miso 2 tablespoons lime juice Zest of 1 lime 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon chili-garlic paste 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound), cut into strips In a zip-close plastic bag, combine the miso, lime juice, lime zest, black pepper, honey and chili-garlic paste. Squish around in the bag until well combined. Place the chicken strips into the bag and squeeze out any air. Refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 450 degrees F. or heat the grill to medium-high. If using the oven, place a wire rack over a baking sheet and mist with cooking spray. Drain the chicken, discarding the marinade. Arrange the chicken strips over the rack-baking sheet or on the grates of the heated grill. Grill for 2 minutes or roast for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Let rest for 5 minutes.


Sticky Orange-Cilantro Smothered Chicken Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound), cut into 2-inch chunks 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large, oven-safe skillet, mix together the chicken broth, marmalade, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and cilantro. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half. Add the chicken, turning to coat, then place the skillet in the oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the chicken reaches 160 degrees F.

Start to finish: 2 hours (5 minutes active) Servings: 10 1 1/2 cups North Carolina barbecue sauce 1/2 medium head green cabbage, chopped In a large bowl, mix together the sauce and cabbage. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition information per serving: 45 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 1 g protein; 360 mg sodium. • Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including “Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned.”

Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 3/4 cup white balsamic or cider vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 large shallot, sliced 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Pinch red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds, lightly crushed 1/4 teaspoon dill seeds, lightly crushed 1 pound green beans, trimmed In a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, shallot, allspice, black pepper, red pepper flakes, mustard seeds and dill seeds. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the green beans and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, the green beans can be jarred (with some of the liquid) and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Nutrition information per serving: 50 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 1 g protein; 170 mg sodium.

Corn requires grill-safe baking pan for topping • CORN Continued from page C1 Grilled Corn With Queso Fresco Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 8 8 ears of corn, husks and silk removed Olive oil 8-ounce block queso fresco cheese 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 kosher salt 1/2 ground black pepper 1 stick butter, cut into 8 pieces Heat the grill to high. Rub each of the ears of corn with a bit of olive oil. Once the grill is hot, arrange the corn in a single layer on the grill grates. Cover the grill and reduce the heat to medium.

Cook for 6 minutes, turning several times. Meanwhile, use a grater (large holes) to grate the queso fresco into a medium bowl. Add the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper, then toss well. When the corn is ready, use tongs to transfer it to a rimmed baking sheet or baking pan that will fit on your grill. It’s OK to stack the corn. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the corn. Arrange the butter chunks evenly over the corn. Place the pan on the grill, cover and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until the butter is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 250 calories; 160 calories from fat (64 percent of total calories); 18 g fat (9 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 20 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 8 g protein; 160 mg sodium.


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Kish CareerLink ready for new school year Kish CareerLink is the area’s online workforce development program that gives students a “step up,” by providing career exploration and allowing them inside access to fields about which they may be interested in learning. The program is a unique, collaborative effort between Kishwaukee College’s Career Center, the Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corp. and the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by many businesses and community organizations throughout Ogle and DeKalb counties. The need for a program like Kish CareerLink that bridges the academic and the work world has become more critical in today’s economy. A near constant refrain in the media from business and industry across the nation is the difficulty in finding skilled employees to fill position openings. Parents and students, meanwhile, face rising education costs which does not allow students the opportunity to take extra time attending college, to investigate careers, or to change programs. Knowing beforehand what a career entails can streamline the academic path. With the cooperation of the local school districts in Ogle and DeKalb counties, along with many local employers – 52 over the spring semester – supporting and participating in the program, Kish CareerLink has become an innovative way to bridge the knowledge and skill gap for young people who will be the future workforce. Kish CareerLink allows area middle, high school and college students to explore occupations and careers via an online community of

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Kish CareerLink is a collaborative effort between Kishwaukee College’s Career Center, Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corp. and DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. to assist area young people with career exploration and experiences through interactions with local business and industry. Job shadowing is one aspect of the program. Pictured during a day of job shadowing last May are Rochelle Township High School students Ben Eggleston and Ryan Weise with Gary Seegers, president and CEO of Driv-Lok in Sycamore. business and industry, educators and career choice professionals. Once registered with the program, students can receive information and mentoring from professionals

in their career area of interest. “Often students do not really know what happens day-to-day in a career field,” Michelle Allen, coordinator of the Career Center

at Kishwaukee College, said in a news release. “Experiences offered through Kish CareerLink allow students to see firsthand what working in the field means.”

Rochelle Township High School students Ben Eggleston and Ryan Weise participated in Kish CareerLink last May, visiting Driv-Lok in Sycamore. Eggleston, who is interested in pursuing engineering, found that the experience clarified and affirmed his career choice. “I really appreciated the opportunity to job shadow at Driv-Lok,” he said in the release. “It gave me good insight into both mechanical and civil engineering.” Eggleston will study engineering at Northern Illinois University this fall. Weise hopes to own his own business someday and his experience gave him insight into running a business. “Spending time at Driv-Lok gave me a real world look at what it takes,” he said in the release. Part of the students’ day was spent with Gary Seegers, president and CEO of Driv-Lok. “Ben and Ryan spent a half day with five of our production and engineering professionals. They were well-prepared and asked excellent questions,” Seegers said. “They left that day with appreciation and enthusiasm about their futures.” Seegers is thrilled and impressed with the Kish CareerLink program. “We at Driv-Lok look forward to offering such experiences as Ben and Ryan had to many more of our area students. We prefer to hire locally and hope offering these experiences lead to fulfilling careers in our company for many of our local students,” he said in the release. For more information on the Kish CareerLink program, visit or email

NIU’s Hopkins receives award from Illinois CPA Society The Illinois CPA Society honored Debra R. Hopkins, CPA, CIA, with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society’s Leadership Recognition Dinner in June for her commitment to the organization, as well as her contributions and achievements as an accounting professional, educator and leader. Hopkins has dedicated much of her career to fostering students who aspire to the accounting profession. She taught at Northern Illinois University for 27 years and served as director of the university’s CPA review for 21 years. Her international teaching experience spans four continents as she presented

seminars on International Financial Reporting and Auditing standards. Her exuberant teaching style has helped thousands pass the CPA exam and helped give NIU several top 10 national pass rate rankings Debra on the uniform CPA exam. In Hopkins addition to teaching CPA candidates, she conducts yearly audit and accounting updates for several state CPA societies and more than 20 CPA firms throughout the nation. Hopkins also contributed to her craft as an

author. In 2004, she wrote “CPA Connection,” a supplement to accompany Intermediate Accounting, 11th edition. She also wrote “Impact Audios: Auditing, Financial Accounting, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act” in 2006 and “You Can Pass the CPA Exam,” 4th edition, which will be released later this year. Since retiring from NIU this past year, Hopkins has continued her commitment to the CPA profession in her role as president of Hopkins CPA Knowledge and adjunct faculty member at North Central College and the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is still a frequently requested speaker and professional

consultant. Hopkins has garnered numerous awards during her career. She was recognized by NIU with the Presidential Commission “Amazing Woman” award in 2006 and the Presidential Excellence award in 2007. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Illinois CPA Society awarded Hopkins with the “Women to Watch” award in 2005 for her contributions to the accounting profession, NIU and the development of women as leaders. The Illinois CPA Society also honored her with the Outstanding Accounting Educator award in 1997.

Kishwaukee College offers free GED preparation classes Adult learners can prepare for the GED exam by taking free classes offered through Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education and Transition Programs division. GED classes cover reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics. Adults work at their own level and speed. GED preparation classes are free for the participants. Classes begin the week of Aug. 26. Students can enroll from Aug. 26 through Sept. 6 and again from Sept. 23 to 27, in any of the

classes. There will be several GED classes that meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. A GED class that focuses on math and science will meet from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. With sufficient enrollment by Sept. 6, childcare will be available through the Family Literacy Program for children from birth through age 10, while their parents are in class. A second GED class that focuses

on reading, writing and social studies will meet from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There also will be a GED class that will use evidence-based reading at Westminster from noon to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be no childcare available for the Reading, Writing and Social Studies class and Evidence-Based Reading class. There also are GED classes held at Sycamore High School, 55 Spartan Trail (park in back along the baseball field and use the W2

entrance; the class is in room T-167). A GED class that focuses on reading, writing and social studies will meet from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A second GED class that focuses on math and science will meet from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no childcare available at either of the GED classes held at Sycamore High School. Spanish GED classes are taught in Spanish only and are designed to prepare participants to take the

GED or high school equivalency exam. Spanish GED classes are offered from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St. in DeKalb. There will be no childcare available at the Spanish GED class at Conexion Comunidad. For more information on GED preparation classes, call Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education and Transition Programs division at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180; en español, 815-825-2086, ext. 3130.

8BRIEFS CLC barbecue dinner fundraiser is Thursday Tickets are on sale for Children’s Learning Center’s Drive-through Bar-BQue on Thursday. Each $10 dinner includes a choice of pork chops, chicken or a combination, with roll, coleslaw and applesauce. Meals will ready for pickup between 4:30 and 7 p.m. at CLC, 905 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Children’s Learning Center is a private, nonprofit day care center that has served area families for more than 40 years. The “Drive-through Bar-BQue” is an important fundraiser for the Center. Volunteers, including staff, parents and board members, will assemble fresh-cooked meals prepared on site by Fay’s BBQ for drive-through pickup. Buy tickets from center staff, board members and volunteers, stop in at 905 S. Fourth St. or call CLC at 815-7563506 for more information.

Esmond student to serve as Resident Assistant Hannah Cave of Esmond will serve as a Resident Assistant during the upcoming academic year at the University of Illinois-Springfield. RAs are responsible student leaders who create supportive living/learning communities, serve as peer advisers and knowledgeable campus resources,

8BIRTHDAY CLUB and assist students in transitioning and adapting to college life. RAs start two weeks of training this week, prior to UIS students returning for classes which begin on Aug. 26.

Sycamore student receives scholarship Illinois State University has named 39 incoming honors students as recipients of an Honors First Year Scholarship for 2013-2014. Kaitlin Pavsner of Sycamore, a graduate of Sycamore High School, is one of the recipients. The highly competitive $2,000 award is made to select students who have been admitted into the Honors Program. The Illinois State University Honors Program works to promote exceptional learning for exceptional learners by offering individualized attention, opportunities to work one-on-one with professors, and stimulating academic and social opportunities to academically talented students.

KC PTK chapter awarded at regional conference The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Kishwaukee College was recognized with several awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention held in June at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. Eight students and the two co-advis-

ers from Kishwaukee College attended the Regional Convention. The Alpha Rho Eta chapter received the Outstanding College Project Award for its Student Survey on the Student Center and a certificate recognizing 5-Star Status – the highest level – in the Phi Theta Kappa 5-Star Chapter Development Program. Alpha Rho Eta members also received individual awards. The outgoing chapter officer team (Gladys Sanchez, Alex Dolister, Jennifer Link, Carly Hoecherl and Luis Aguilar) received the Outstanding Officer Team Award and Clayton Peterson received the Outstanding Member Award. Niki Criswell and Laurie Hoecherl, faculty co-advisers to the chapter, were named to the All-Illinois Advisor Team. Laurie Hoecherl also received the Outstanding Advisor Award at Regionals, which is in addition to her Continued Excellence Award she received at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention held in San Diego in April. She was nominated for the Continued Excellence Award by the Alpha Rho Eta chapter officers who cited her inspiration, commitment to student development, and encouragement of participation of chapter members. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has chapters in colleges across the United States and the world. The purpose of this international honor society is to

recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, visit; for information on the Alpha Rho Eta Chapter at Kishwaukee College, visit

8SPRING GRADUATES Following is a list of local college students who graduated this spring.

Simpson College Taylor Hallgren of DeKalb, Bachelor of Science in economic and finance, cum laude

University of Wisconsin-Madison Kate Andrea Bothe of DeKalb, Bachelor of Arts in journalism Bailey E. Herrmann of Shabbona, Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction Allison Elaine Hicks of Sycamore, Bachelor of Arts in psychology Cody Michael Rissman of DeKalb, Bachelor of Science in biology and microbiology

Lily Pavelich Age 9, Aug. 20 Hometown: Sycamore Parents: Dan and Page Pavelich Sibling: Brett Grandparents: Pam Papapostolou of Sycamore, Ted Brett of Gilroy, Calif., and Shirley Pavelich of Sycamore

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Freeloading baby daddy won’t hit the road Dear Abby: My 22-year-old daughter and her two young children live with me. She doesn’t work, which is fine. I don’t mind supporting her because I’d rather have the kids see their mom. I spent most of my life as a single mom, working long hours and not seeing my kids. My work has finally paid off, and I’m at a point where, while not rich, I can support my daughter and grandbabies. The problem is the baby daddy. He has a history of drug abuse, theft and jail time. He works only part-time jobs, which he loses monthly. He gives my daughter nothing and treats her as if she owes him. I don’t want to support him, but he has moved in and won’t leave my house. I

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips have told him to go, that he’s welcome to visit the kids, but he ignores me. It’s like talking to a wall. He won’t even acknowledge that I told him to leave. He acts like he’s king of the castle when it’s my home! I can’t take it anymore. I pay all the bills. I told my daughter, and she ignores me as well. My oldest son has offered to talk to them for me. I don’t want to lose my grandbabies. They are my purpose in life. Please help. – Furious in Pennsylvania Dear Furious: Part of your problem may be the degree to which you enable your

daughter. You won’t be around forever. She needs to learn to be independent so she can support herself and those children. Clearly, Baby Daddy isn’t man enough to be of any assistance. If he has lived with you for a while, you may need a lawyer to get him out. According to Los Angeles attorney Lee Dresie: “You can get rid of the freeloader by giving him a 30day ‘notice to leave’ in writing. It should say, ‘You have 30 days to leave my home. If you don’t, I will bring an action to evict you.’ If he still refuses to go, consult an attorney who specializes in eviction law.” This is Abby again: Be sure you have a witness present when the notice is given so Baby Daddy can’t deny receiving it. Your son could

be that witness, and yes, he should be asked to lead the discussion on how to resolve this situation. It is also troubling that the daughter for whom you provide food and shelter is ignoring you. You’re treated this way because you don’t assert yourself. Please do it before Baby Daddy impregnates her again and you have four people to support. Dear Abby: I’m 27 and have an issue that has bothered me for most of my life. I have overly hot/sweaty hands and feet. When I was dating women, they wouldn’t want to hold my hand, which bothered me a lot. Also, my friends sometimes make fun of me for it. I am entering a profession that will require lots of handshaking with potential

clients. This will be an issue for me because I don’t want to make a bad impression. Do you have any suggestions? – Sweaty in North Dakota Dear Sweaty: Yes! There is help for your problem, and the way to get it is to talk with a dermatologist. There is a product that can curb the excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), but a doctor must prescribe it for you. Botox injections could also help, but they should be administered by a physician. There is also a machine used to treat this condition. The dermatologist can help you decide which solution would be the best for you.

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Avoid heat stroke with sensible precautions Dear Dr. K: My brother and I are planning a long bike trip this summer. I’m worried about the heat. What can I do to prevent heat stroke? Dear Reader: Normally, the human body does a good job of regulating its temperature. As you’d expect, your body tends to heat up more easily when it is surrounded by hot air. It also heats up during exercise, since hardworking muscles generate heat. When you exercise in hot weather, your body is particularly challenged to get rid of excess heat so that it can maintain a normal body temperature. A part of our brain is constantly monitoring how hot

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff we are. When our body temperature starts to rise above normal, the brain sends signals that cause the blood vessels near our skin to open wide, which in turn causes us to sweat. Heat leaves the blood vessels and enters the air around us. Evaporation of the sweat pulls even more heat from the body. Spending too much time in the heat without drinking enough fluids can hamper the body’s cooling system. As a result, body temperature can rise high enough to make a

person sick. The first symptoms of heat illness are called heat exhaustion. They include headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps and fatigue. If you experience these symptoms, get out of the heat immediately. Seek out air-conditioning. Drink water. If possible, take a cool shower or use a hose to soak yourself. If you don’t take steps to cool yourself, heat exhaustion can worsen into heat stroke. Heat stroke is serious and potentially life-threatening. Body temperature rises to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. This can cause confusion, staggering, faintness, hallucinations, agitation or unconsciousness. It can affect

internal organs and lead to coma or death. If you or your brother experience symptoms of heat stroke, seek emergency help immediately. While you wait for help, cool the person’s body from the outside. Remove tight or unnecessary clothing, spray the person with water, blow cool air on the person or wrap the person loosely in wet sheets. If you have ice packs, place them at the person’s neck, groin and armpits to accelerate cooling. During your bike trip, do the following to help you stay cool and avoid heat illness: • Drink lots of water throughout the day. • Stay indoors in an airconditioned area whenever

you feel too warm. • Wear lightweight, lightcolored clothing. • Avoid strenuous activity in the hottest part of the day (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). If you must participate, take frequent breaks. • Limit the time you wear a helmet by taking it off between activities. • Drink less caffeine and alcohol, which can contribute to dehydration. If you take these precautions and stay alert for early symptoms of heat illness, you should have a fun – and safe – bike trip.

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If a student earns an A, that should be the grade Dr. Wallace: Some time ago, you wrote a column about the difficulty schools have concerning student tardies. You agreed that tardies gave teachers and administrators a huge headache and that it was difficult to come up with a truly effective way to “encourage” students to get to class on time. You suggested several incentives, which you felt were more effective than punishment, and we are now using some of them. I am a principal of a Continuation School in Orange County, Calif. Our school is designed to meet the needs of students who have a dif-

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace ficult time functioning in a traditional high school. Some students were even sent here because of excessive classroom tardies. Our policy is that students who have no tardies, or very few tardies, are rewarded. These rewards include preferential parking space for a month, free school newspaper and yearbook, free tickets to district basketball and football games, free coupons for

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TODAY – Hash over any problems that are still standing between you and your happiness and begin to make the necessary changes that will lead you past them in the year ahead. Don’t hesitate to make a major relocation or change in your personal and professional situation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Think before you speak. Problems will develop between you and someone you care about if you aren’t diplomatic. Listen carefully, and strive to find a workable solution. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Share your talents, offer your services and, most of all, you should enjoy interacting with the people you encounter along the way. New friendships will lead to interesting and unusual opportunities. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Devote time and effort to getting ahead. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, the extra attention to detail will pay off as long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Let your emotions lead the way. You can expand your awareness as well as your interests if you follow your heart. Connecting with people from different backgrounds will lead to valuable opportunities. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Express your ideas and plans in clear, concise language. Listen to the suggestions of others. Success can be yours as long as you are realistic regarding your capabilities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Stick to what you know and steer clear of impulsive or erratic people. You can achieve stellar results if you have the facts and figures to back your actions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Limitations are likely, but they mustn’t be allowed to get in the way of your goals. If you look for ways to overcome obstacles, you will impress onlookers with your resourcefulness. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – There is money to be made if you have a mind to it. An old idea can be recycled to suit the current consumer climate. Love is looking positive, and time should be set aside for romance. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t share too much information with others until you are sure that your plan will work. Refrain from being impulsive or taking on more than you can handle. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Problems with partners, children or money will surface if you haven’t budgeted wisely. Get your priorities straight and do what’s necessary. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Offer suggestions but don’t do the work that someone else is responsible for. Focus on home and how you can make your surroundings more complementary to your changing lifestyle. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A vacation that encourages thought, inspiration and motivation would pay for itself. Talk to people who can shed light on an idea or situation for enhanced insight.

pizza (donated by a parent who owns a pizza parlor) and free ice cream that is sold on school grounds. For those who have more than the allotted number of tardies per class, after-school detention is the punishment. For those who seriously abuse the tardy policy, the student’s grade is lowered one or two grades, depending on the number of tardies. What is your opinion of our tardy policy? – Principal, Garden Grove, Calif. Principal: I like the incentive plan to encourage students to be in class on time, but lowering a student’s grade does not


solve his or her tardy problem. When a student earns an A in a class, the grade should reflect an A on the records. Dr. Wallace: My parents are down on my choice of rap music because it is filled with lyrics that praise drugs, sex, violence and suicide. They oppose my music because they think I’m going to be part of the group that does drugs, sex, violence – even suicide. They, like most adults, don’t understand that we listen to music because we like the beat and rhythm. It doesn’t mean that the listener is going to do everything that was sung about.

Please be honest! Do you enjoy rap music? Would you pay $75 to see the top rapper? Would you go to see him perform if you had a free ticket? Would you go to see him if you were paid $75? Do you know the names of any top rappers? – Bob, Reno, Nev. Bob: My answer is “No” to all five of your questions. My time is too valuable to waste listening to lyrics on drugs, sex, violence and suicide. I prefer Willie Nelson telling mamas not to let their babies grow up to be cowboys.

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Be ready to tack in a sudden gale Don Hewitt, best known for creating “60 Minutes,” said, “Let’s give the conventions back to the politicians. If we think there’s any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary. But the conventions should be their show, not ours.” Let’s give the bidding conventions back to the experts. Let’s concentrate on the card play, winning the necessary number of tricks. Whatever conventions are used, often the same final contract will be reached. In today’s deal, South is in six no-trump. West leads the spade 10. Declarer wins with dummy’s king, then calls for a low club, getting ready to claim. But when East discards a heart, how should South react? South opened with a strong and artificial two clubs. North responded three clubs to show five-plus clubs and eight-plus points. Then North’s fourdiamond rebid was a modern convention, Redwood – Roman Key Card Blackwood in clubs. South’s reply showed four key cards (three aces and the club king, or four aces). North put his partner into six no-trump, a wise choice given the bad club break. Declarer has only 11 top winners: three spades, four hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. If he gives West the club king now, South will be forced to find the diamond queen. Instead, he should win with his club ace, then lead the club five. West must duck; otherwise, South claims. Then, after winning the trick with dummy’s queen, declarer plays a spade to his ace and runs the diamond jack through West. Even if the finesse loses, South has three spades, four hearts, three diamonds and two clubs for his contract.


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NIU Community School of the Arts sets fall schedule blues. The group rehearses from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 16. No previous experience on the instrument is needed, but it is recommended that students be able to read music. CSA Children’s Chorus rehearses from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, with Mary Lynn Doherty as director. Placement auditions are on Sept. 4 and are required for all members; call the office at 815-753-1450 to arrange a time. The chorus rehearses challenging and varied repertoire from all over the world. Children develop sightreading and musicianship skills.

Registration is open for the fall semester at the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts. Information is available online and by mail. Programs are available for children and adults and begin in September. The community school offers year-round programming, with 80 teachers and 400 students who come from 50 towns and cities for classes, lessons and ensembles.

Scholarships Financial aid is available for students age 18 and younger who want to pursue their study of the arts, but who cannot afford the cost. Applications are available online and by calling the office. The application deadline for financial aid for fall semester is Aug. 22.

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Music lessons Traditional private music lessons are taught on a weekly basis and are available on all instruments. Private lessons also are available in art and theater. Music lessons using the Suzuki approach (combining private and group lessons) for young children are taught on violin, cello, piano and guitar. Lessons are taught in the NIU Music Building on a weekly basis. Participating students are invited to participate in recitals at the end of each semester. Lessons begin the week of Sept. 2.

Music classes for young children

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Music lessons, like this one on piano, are available on all instruments, and are one of the many classes offered through Northern Illinois University’s Community School of the Arts. For information, visit or call 815-753-1450. beginning Sept. 10.

Music classes for older children and adults Guitar Basics is taught by Quentin

Prelude is a group music class with singing, dancing and rhythm and music games for toddlers ages 1 to 3. It is taught by Laurie Rodriguez and meets from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. The class begins Sept. 7 and meets for 12 weeks. Development is for children, ages 3 to 5, and continues with the activities of the Prelude Class, with some demonstrations of music instruments. The class meets from 10:35 to 11:05 a.m. Saturdays. The class is taught by Laurie Rodriguez, begins Sept. 7 and meets for 12 weeks. Piano Starter for Children meets from 4 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays. This small group class is limited to four children, ages 5 to 7, and is ideal as a beginning class for children who might begin private lessons in the future. It is taught by Barbara WirzEllsworth and meets for 12 weeks

Dover on Wednesday evenings. Section 1 is for ages 9 to 12 and meets from 6 to 6:55 p.m. and Section 2 is for ages 13 and older and meets from 7 to 7:55 p.m. The class begins Sept. 1 and meets for 12 weeks.

Square One Piano and Piano Forte are for ages 13 to adult. The classes meet on Mondays beginning Sept. 9. Square One Piano meets from 6:15 to 7:10 p.m. and is for beginners. Piano Forte meets from 7:15 to 8:10 p.m. and is for intermediate players.

Music ensembles Musicians often enjoy an ensemble experience as a way to share a love of music with others. The community school offers seven ensembles in fall. Some are for young musicians and some are for older children and adults. A recital is scheduled for every ensemble at the end of the semester.

CSA Sprites is a new ensemble for string players ages 6 and older. The group meets from 5 to 5:55 p.m. Tuesdays and begins Sept. 24. Director Tom Cappaert works with members on reading and musicianship skills. The group plays many different types of music, from classical to blues to tango. CSA Symphonette is a string orchestra for ages 8 to 16 that rehearses from 4:45 to 5:55 p.m. Tuesdays. Designed for early readers, this group plays lively and challenging music and performs twice during the year. It is directed by Linc Smelser. The first rehearsal is Sept. 24. CSA Sinfonia is directed by Linc Smelser. This full orchestra meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 4, and is for ages 14 to 20. This high level regional orchestra plays a wide variety of music and performs three times during the year. Call to ask about openings; this is an audition-only ensemble. NIUkulele Ensemble is a fun ensem-

ble for beginning and intermediate ukulele players ages 9 to adult. The group is directed by guitar teacher Eric Schroeder. Beginners receive instruction; intermediate players are given more complicated parts to play. All types of ukuleles are welcome, but everyone must have an instrument. The group meets from 7:30 to 8:25 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 16. CSA Guitar Ensemble meets from 8 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays and is directed by Quentin Dover. Designed for beginning and intermediate players ages 14 to adult, the group works on building confidence and skill on the instrument. The first rehearsal is Sept. 11. CSA Steelband is a great way for people to become familiar with an instrument with a unique sound. The group is directed by Yuko Asada and is for ages 14 to adult. The steelpan family ranges from soprano to bass and each student chooses an instrument. The group plays many types of music, including calypso, classical, rock and rhythm and

This trick takes few times until a little practice. Do it a yo perform it for yo u can do it well. Then, ur friends and fa mily! small glass

Prepare your props Place the glass upside down on the plastic lid. Trace around the glass to make a circle, drawing a little tab as shown. Cut just outside the circle to make it a little bit larger than the mouth of the glass. Be sure to cut out the tab.

Put down the pitcher and cover the mouth of the glass with the hand hiding the plastic circle. Secretly place the circle over the mouth of the glass, covering the entire top.

Perform the trick Place your pitcher and glass on a table. Hide the plastic circle in the hand you won’t use to pour.

Pick up the glass with your other hand and turn it over quickly, but gently. Slowly remove the hand holding the top of the glass. If done right, the circle will stick to the glass and the water won’t spill out.

Sketch Improv with Masks is for children ages 6 to 10 who enjoy play-acting. At the first class, each student creates a mask that becomes the basis for a new character in a play created by the group. The class is based on a type of theater called Sketch Theatre and is a great way for children to stretch the imagination and learn to improvise. The class is taught by experienced theater teacher Stepher Eng and meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon for six Saturdays beginning Oct. 19. The NIU Community School of the Arts is sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts at NIU. More information, including the scholarship application form and the registration form, can be found online at www.csa. or by calling 815-753-1450. The NIU Community School of the Arts is located in Room 132 Music Building.

Fill in the blank squares with numbers to make the sum of each side and each diagonal add up to 15.



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Quick! Before it melts! Solve the puzzle frozen in my ice cubes and you will have good luck!

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Art Express is for ages 4 to 12 and meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on six Saturdays, beginning Sept. 21. Students learn more about art and the world as they create original artwork. Teachers are art education students supervised by a School of Art instructor. The curriculum is new every semester and the classes are organized by age and limited in size. Creating Comics is taught by NIU School of Art graduate Nathan Crocker. Students ages 8 to 13 learn to develop their own characters, to tell a story with pictures and words, and to express action with drawings. The class meets from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. on four Thursdays beginning Sept. 19.

Most of the ocean doesn’t freeze. Why? Salt water freezes at a lower temperature than fresh water.

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pitcher of water Standards Link: Mathematics: Number Sense: Adding sums to 15.

Pour water from the pitcher into the glass, until it begins to overflow. Say “I can tip this glass of water over my head and keep it from pouring out.”MM Lift the glass over your head and say “Magic tricks are hot work. I think I’ll oo cool off.” Then ooo gently push on the tab. The plastic circle will come off and the water will fall on you!

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow multiple-step directions with accuracy.

Question: How can you make an egg float in a bowl of water? Hypothesis*:


1. Soak your thread in some water then lay it on top of an ice cube.

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2. Sprinkle a tiny bit of salt along the thread and wait about 30 seconds.

E S L A T C G E I T S M E O I A G R L C S H D E A R E A I N U I N O I T S E U Q R C P R A C T I C E E T L W O B R I C K Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

3. Lift the thread. Does the ice cube cling to the thread and get lifted as well?

*Note: a hypothesis means a thoughtful guess.

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North Pole Expedition You have $1,000 to spend on things for a trip to the North Pole. Look through today’s newspaper and “buy” what you’ll need. Can you spend exactly $1,000 without going over? Standards Link: Mathematics: Number Sense: Students estimate and solve problems using money amounts.

97% of the world’s water is in oceans. The remaining 3% is fresh water. That 3% of fresh water divides into 77% contained in icecaps and glaciers, 22% in groundwater aquifers (drinking water) and 1% in lakes and streams.

Read an article in today’s newspaper and find a quote from a person being interviewed. What question do you think the interviewer asked?

Explanation: The salt melts the surface of the ice. The coldness of the ice then refreezes this water, trapping the thread and freezing it to the ice.

1. Fill your bowl with warm water. 2. Gently place the egg in the water. What happens? 1. Remove the egg and stir at least one cup of salt into the water. Stir until you can’t see any grains of salt. 2. The water will look cloudy. Place the egg in the salty water. What happens?

Did the egg float? Adding salt to water makes it heavier. In salty water the amount of water the egg displaces weighs more than the egg and the egg floats.

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Write a sentence in which all, or most of the words start with the same letter. Example: Betty’s brother brought buckets of beans to the beach. DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE

The Dead Sea in Israel is the saltiest body of water in the world. You could float on top of the water and read Kid Scoop!

Standards Link: Science/Investigation: Conduct simple experiments.

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624 Haish Blvd. Friday & Saturday 8 am to 4 pm Newborns / Babies Toddlers / Up to Sz. 4 Boys & Girls Galore Beautiful Tagged / New / Excellent Condition clothing and baby items NB thru sz 4. All seasons. Fall and Winter Included. Holiday wear, coats, blankets, receiving blankets, shoes, sleepers, hats, toys. Much, much more. Top brand names: Gymboree, Gap, Carter's, Children's Place, Private Boutiques. Parents / Parents to Be: This is a sale you don't want to miss. Most items $1 or less!


624 Haish Blvd. Friday & Saturday 8 am to 4 pm Gorgeous Stuff Must Empty Closets Can't Keep - Too Much All Seasons. Fall and Winter Included. Many New / Tagged / Rarely Worn. All sizes. sz. 2 thru XL. Juniors, young adult, career clothing, new jackets, coats, accessories, top brands, Lacoste, B. Republic, Macy's, Ralph Lauren, The Loft, Coldwater Creek, Hollister, Chicos, Talbots, H & M. Must See. Dishes, kitchenware, Twin Wicker Headboards, home decor, electronics, DVDs, and much, much more! Most Items $1 or less.



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COST ACCOUNTANT Seymour of Sycamore, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the coatings industry, is seeking an individual to be responsible for Financial Accounting. Duties include general accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis. Qualified candidate will possess a bachelor degree in Accountancy. Five years accounting experience in a manufacturing environment required. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including major medical / dental, 401K, profit sharing, life insurance and employee recognition programs.

1523 Sleepy Hollow Lane Wed 3-7, Th-Fr 7 am-6, Sat 7-3? Aug 14-17 Huge Sale. Tons of Quality M/F teen & adult name brand clothes sm-XL, designer purses , shoes, electronics, chairs, coffee table, glass table for big screen, household, Barbies, legos, antique marble top wash stand, antiques, older toys, ping pong table, newer NIKON digital camera with case, tripod and stick, household, DVDS, videos, BOOKS, video & tons of board games. New items daily.




JOIN A WINNING TEAM Due to recent expansion in your area, Casey's is looking for friendly, energetic individuals to fill a variety of positions including: Cashiers / Donut Makers / Pizza Makers. 24 hour store needing to fill all shifts. Days, Nights, Weekends, various hours Full & Part-time, insurance available 1/2 price meals

Free fountain drinks Friendly, home-town work environment No experience necessary Paid training

Pick up applications at any Casey's. Send application to:

Please submit resume with salary history to:

Seymour of Sycamore, Inc.

Casey's General Store

917 Crosby Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178-1394 Email: eoe

825 County Line Rd., Attn: Deb Maple Park, IL 60151 or apply online at: EOE All applications must be received by August 22, 2013.

Manufactur ng. It's where h gh-pay ng jobs are IF you have the right skills, training, education and experience.

THURS & FRI AUG 15 & 16 8AM - 4:30PM 1 Mile North of Genoa, Off of State Rd Dryer, Lawn Tractor, Beer Signs, Tools, Antiques & MORE!!

or more info contact Bryan Redington at 815-825-2086, ext. 2031 or email bryan.redington@

Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's/Men's Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SNEAKERS - Men's Boy's Sneaux Black Sneakers Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5 DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528 Electric Maytag washer & dryer (white) Performa Series. Used 1 year. $350 for pair. 815-758-3377 ELECTRIC STOVE - Like New - 30” Flat Top Electric Stove with SelfCleaning Oven. Used less than 1 year. Purchased at $785 Asking: $400 OBO call for appointment: 520-282-0048 Microwave: Emerson, White, 14” x 21” x 12” tall $30. 815 861-8716

TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE Thursday 8/15-Saturday 8/17 8am-4pm 30+ sales Something for everyone! Maps available at 505 Hortense Drive

ST CHARLES 2001 Red Oak Lane

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – 1960's Singer 500A Slant-O-Matic AKA the “Rocketeer”. $150. 847-612-9963

SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled W/Back Support & Carrying /Pulling Rope, Like New, $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5", $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike With Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best For 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Radio Flyer Tricycle Child Bike Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.

Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114, Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

7 Disc, JVC, $50. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725

TV 32” Insignia

Older works perfect, $60, 20” TV/VCR Toshiba, older, 20” TV/VCR Memorex $50/ea. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725 TV – INSIGINA, Plasma Flatscreen, 42”, less than 1 year old, $400. 815-739-8065 Dekalb

NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier. Excellent condition / monitor does not work. $30. Sycamore 815-760-0256

Coach purses, women's clothes and shoes, housewares, electronics, seasonal decor, recumbent bike much more!

BED SETS COLLEGE SPECIAL Factory Direct Mattresses Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259 Can del. 815-703-3688


Queen sz, good condition, $250. Vintage couch, $75, (2) desks for students, wood and metal, $25/ea. 815-757-2654 Drop leaf table w/2 matching chairs, light maple finish 40” round w/leaves raised, excellent condition, great for small area $140 630-232-1982

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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 FOLDING TABLE, folds in half Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. Moves on rollers. $75 each, have 2. 847-515-8012 Kitchen or Dining Room Set , 4 padded seats $40. 815-522-6607

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FONDUE SET - Chocolate 12 Piece Small Fondue Set, $5, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Wine Entertainment Set, Napa 7Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12oz. Goblets, 9" Cheese Dome 2-pc. Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

FIRE TRUCK CAR - Child Little Tikes Red Fire Truck Ride In/On Car, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Thomas The Tank Engine Huge Lot Of 20 Trains, You Pick, Metal Train Engines With Metal Connectors, In Like New Excellent Condition, $60, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

WANTED: Old bottles, stoneware crocks and jugs. 815-501-6820

Chain Link Fence: 80' of chain link fence, 48” tall, plus 3 pieces less than 8' each, top rail for all, and 2 gates, posts are available, but have been cut off at ground $90. 815 861-8716 Patio Pavers: 220 pressure-washed pavers, approx. 8” x 4”, covers 48 sq. ft. $80 815 861-8716

Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL - Makita Drill With Battery, Charger & Case, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

Heavy Duty Kent-Moore Engine Stand - $60. 815-269-1636 Weatherguard Van Shelving Storage Drawers Unit, 42" x 44" x 12.5", White, Has 2 Rows On Top W/10 Separated Compartments For Storage Four Drawers Underneath, $100, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack, $160, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD V-8 4.6 engine, alloy wheels. power seats / windows / sunroof. Premium Sony CD,105,600 miles. Green. Rust-free. Clean, gray interior, $2900. 815-570-1398

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

2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO LTD ~ 4WD, 6 CYL. 41K miles, excellent conditon! $7500 847-987-1945

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


4 - 8” Tires P265/65R18 109s 50% thread left $80 OBO. 815 260 1636 BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag W/Handle & Inside Compartments for Individual Storage. Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking or other $15, Sycamore 815-895-5373

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

GM Saginaw 4 speed trans 5000 miles - $250 obo. 815-260-1636 HELMET Child Bike Helmet W/Blue Strap, White In Color & Has A Picture Of A Kangaroo On Front & Says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

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

815-814-1964 Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

Fri. 8/16 & Sat. 8/17 8:00 – 4:00

Washer, dryer, dining room set, clothing, couch, misc. furniture, and much more!

BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BOWLS - New Set Of 3 Apple Design Ceramic Bowls, 1-Large, 1Medium, 1-Small & Ceramic Apple Design Matching Pitcher, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

White Sharp Carousel microwave Like new. $65 Call 815-758-3377


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Pool table, treadmill, ice fishing,Christmas & craft décor, twin mattress & boxspring, window A/C, dresser & MUCH MORE!

Canon IP 1800 Series Black Printer W/Working Ink Cartridges Installed, $25, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

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ROLL AWAY BED – Twin size. Excellent condition. Almost new. $65. 847-659-1852 SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $200 for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852 Daily Chronicle Classified It works.


815-814-1224 Holley 600 CFM Electric Choke #1850-02 $75 815 260 1636


Huge Lot Of 250 Metal Hangers From Dry Cleaners, Organized In 10 Bundles Of 25 Each, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. METAL WHEELS – 42” diameter. Pair for $135. Huntley area. 847-515-8012 SHOES - Boy's Men's Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 STORM DOOR - white, never used $90 (Dekalb) Comfort Bilt model 353939 Athens with window midview. In original package - never opened. 815-751-0115


STROLLER - Child/Baby/Infant/Toddler Sit & Stand Duo Stroller, Seat For Smaller Child In Front & Another Child Can Sit On Seat In Back Or Seat Can Be Adjusted So Child Can Stand. Complete With Adjustable Rain/Sunshade & Underneath Storage, $75, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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


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

We Pay The Best! GOLF CLUBS - Men's Rams, Right Handed, Set Includes: #1, 3 & 5 Woods, #3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Lightning 500 Irons & Golf Bag (Blue & White), $45, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 METAL BASKETBALL HOOP - $25 (DeKalb) Metal basketball hoop. Black color. Call 815-751-0115 Sauna Heater: High quality Helo 8 KW sauna heater. Clean, Includes rocks, built-in temperature & timer controls. $100. 815-762-2892

Bears Preseason Tickets San Diego Chargers on 8/15 and Cleveland Browns on 8/29 2 tickets per game. Located on Bears side, along 15 yard line. $150/per pair or best offer.

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

1996 JAYCO EAGLE LOW MILES Nice 1996 Jayco Eagle motorhome. 22 feet. Less than 60,000 miles. Spent its whole life in the Southwestern US. Asking $9,000. Email: for further info Daily Chronicle Classified It works. Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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Page D2 • Wednesday, August 14, 2013 icago, (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1211510 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I553546 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

Sycamore. Beautiful 2BR Ranch. 1.5BA! Location!! $91,500. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845 SYCAMORE 1041 DeKalb Ave. 3 BR / 2 BA – Must See! Call (815) 501-8226 Open House – Aug. 24, 1- 5

DeKalb. 2BR, 2BA. W/D, 2 car garage, frplc. $900/mo+1st, last, sec dep. 630-906-7367 DeKalb. Nice 2BR, 1BA. Upper. $700/mo. Quiet, family area, fenced yard, quiet couple downstairs. Free heat, +water. Hardwood floors. W/D, Parking, Storage, Garden Area +Fire Pit. Approved Pets ok. Sect 8 ok. 815-739-3740 DEKALB: 2BR-$600 mo. Newly remodeled. Avail. 8/25/13. Nice Neighborhood. Water and garbage incl. 815-756-1424


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

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

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS ROBERT KLEEMAN, JR. A/K/A ROBERT E. KLEEMAN A/K/A ROBERT E. KLEEMAN, JR.; PNC BANK, N.A. SBM TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; THE NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE AS TRUSTEE UTA DATED 03/23/2011 KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 1280637801; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST CO. OF SYCAMORE AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 3/23/11 AKA TRUST NO. 1280637801; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 484 422 SPRING AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 20, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on September 26, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-26-302-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 422 SPRING AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $119,473.57. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No.

HINCKLEY ROOMY 1 BEDROOM Carpet, appls. No pets. $500/mo. 815-786-2291



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

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

SYCAMORE – 3BR, 2.5 Bath, 2CG, 2 Story + Bsmt. $1200. 3BR, 1.5 Bath, 2 Story + Bsmt. $875. No Pets/Smoking 815-895-2684

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 DEKALB 2 BEDROOM Quiet Lifestyle, $685

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118

Studio Basement Apartment. Bright, new, clean, full kitchen, heat, water, electric included. $600/mo. 815-217-5317 SYCAMORE 2 BDRM $750/MN 1st flr, off-st prkng, pets ok, quiet, storage, wshr/dryr. New floors. 630-651-8301


DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859

DeKalb 2BR, New Appliances New Carpet, Just Painted, Gas Heat, C/A. No Pets. Garage Incl. $785/mo. 630-697-9102

DeKalb 2BR,1BA Duplex

Exc cond/location. Garage, yard. C/A, W/D, no smkg, $775/mo + 1st, last sec, ref. 815-761-7118 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DeKalb Exc For Grad Studnts 2BR in quiet bldg, parking, heat incl, $700/mo. 815-895-5047

W/D, on-site elevator, C/A, off-St parking, water inclued with rent. 815-757-5789

Sycamore 2BR Ranch Duplex No pets/smoking. $650/mo + utilities + security, 1 year lease. Agent Owned 630-294-6475


1 bath, clean and quiet. Off-St parking, no dogs, $625/mo.+util., 815-793-2664 Sycamore Spacious 407 W. State St., 2 Br. downtown. Very secure bldg. w/prkng. Some utilities, W/D & Sec. system incl. 815-761-3961

SYCAMORE ~ 2BR DUPLEX Lower Unit. 1 bath, off St. parking. Walk to downtown, no pets/smkg. $725/mo incl util. 815-757-2340 Sycamore. Large 1BR. Garage, AC, Private Deck, Laundry. No pets. $625/mo. Avail 9/1. J&A RE 815-970-0679

Waterman Upper 2BR $625/mo. No pets. Available now. 815-970-2533

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


Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712 DeKalb. 2BD, Quiet residential neighborhood, $785/mo, includes heat. No pets. Available now. 815-758-1641 Breaking News available 24/7 at


SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $200/month 630-650-1180

DEKALB 2nd person needed for nice two bedroom apartment near campus. Perfect for graduate/serious student. $312 per mo. plus shared utilities. Call Andy at 815-761-6272 to set up appointment for viewing. DEKALB: 1BR inside house, near NIU, $400/mo+1st/last/sec + util., W/D, cable and Internet. 630-926-1174 or 630-527-9188

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

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



SYCAMORE - $500/month Room in Single Family Home. Water, Heat, Electric included. No Pets. Contact Jennifer 815-901-4646


Crystal Lake 2BR Duplex

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

DeKalb. 1 BR. Off street parking. 1 blk from NIU campus. All appls, incl W/D. $400/mo. Avail now. 815-623-6015

Starting at $645


418 N. 1st St.

The Knolls 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

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

1st floor, 1 bath, 2 porches overlooks lake, may have boat. Upscale remodel, good schools, no pets. $1295/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899

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

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DEKALB - SUMMIT ENCLAVE Deluxe 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome with attached 2 car garage in DeKalb. 3 miles from NIU. Close to shopping. All appliances included. No smoking. No pets. $1100 monthly + security + utilities. Available now! Call Lori Maddox, B&W Real Estate, (630) 377-1855.

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



DEKALB ~ NEAR NIU & I-88 4-5BR, 3BA, new appl, W/D, 2 car gar, no smoking, $1495/mo + 1st, last security. 815-751-3806 DeKalb-2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Smoking, No Pets $900 815-758-0591

DEKALB: 346 W. Roosevelt St. 2 Bed / 1 Bath. Washer/Dryer. Across from Prairie Park. 1 mile from center of NIU. $875. Call Theresa at 773-230-9096

Dekalb: Adorable 2BR, 1BA, full bsmnt., 2 car gar., fenced in yard, $1250/mo., Townsend Management 815-787-7368 DeKalb: very clean, 3BR, 2BA, garage, no dogs, lrg living room kitchen space, $850/mo. +utilities, 815-756-3330 Malta Country Home. 3BR, 2BA All appls. Huge man-cave garage. No pets/smoking. $950/mo. 815-825-2695 RENTAL HOME 88 & PEACE RD 2br/1ba/2.5 gar A/C, WD, DW. 925/mo call Laura 331-330-5353 SYCAMORE - HOME FOR RENT 828 Stanley Court; $2200/month; 4BR / 2.5Bath; in-ground pool, fenced; storage building; cul-de-sac lot, walk to schools and parks; dogs considered; call 815-501-3344

SYCAMORE 3 BEDROM 1.5 car garage, laundry hook-up. Pets neg, close to elem school. $1250/mo. 815-739-4536 Sycamore Woodgate 1607 Meadowbrook Ct., 3BR ranch, 1BA, W/D, A/C, refrig., stove, 2 car attch. gar., no smoking/pets, avail. 7/22, $1200/mo.+utils., 1st, last, sec. 815-739-5250 Sycamore. Charming 1BR home. Appls included. No pets, no smoking. $675/mo+1st & sec. Open for viewing Aug 18 1-5pm 630 S. Cross. Agent owned.

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sp ag real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\ Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1211510 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I553546 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS ROBERT KLEEMAN, JR. A/K/A ROBERT E. KLEEMAN A/K/A ROBERT E. KLEEMAN, JR.; PNC BANK, N.A. SBM TO NATIONAL CITY BANK; THE NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY OF SYCAMORE AS TRUSTEE UTA DATED 03/23/2011 KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 1280637801; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST CO. OF SYCAMORE AS TRUSTEE UTA DTD 3/23/11 AKA TRUST NO. 1280637801; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 484 422 SPRING AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on June 20, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on September 26, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 15 OF COLONIAL SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "K" OF PLATS, PAGE 10 AS DOCUMENT NO. 289507, IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-26-302-005 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 422 SPRING AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $119,473.57. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Heartland Bank and Trust Company Plaintiff, vs. Patrick Beach; Kenton Beach; Nathan Beach; Clint Beach; Brandy Miller; Billie Beach, Jr.; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Jacquin L. Beach; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Jacquin L. Beach (deceased) Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 00199 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Jacquin L. Beach, that on August 1, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 33491 5 Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DANA L. ZASTROW, DECEASED. CASE NO. 13 P 104 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Dana L. Zastrow of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Ronald G. Klein on August 7, 2013, whose attorneys are KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, Attorneys at Law, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, IL 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of issuance of Letters of Office and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: August 12, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE Be it known that the Boards of Education of the following DeKalb County School Districts: Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424 Indian Creek CUSD #425 Hiawatha CUSD #426 Sycamore CUSD #427 DeKalb CUSD #428 Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD #429 Sandwich CUSD #430 Somonauk CUSD #432

May 28, 2013 June 17, 2013 June 24, 2013 June 18, 2013 July 16, 2013 June 19, 2013 April 16, 2013 March 18, 2013

Did pass ordinances on the dates indicated ascertaining the prevailing rate of wages for laborers, workmen, and mechanics employed in public works of said school districts. Such ordinances for the above districts are on file in the Regional Office of Education, 2500 N Annie Glidden Rd, Suite C, DeKalb, Illinois.

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Further, each school district office has a copy of its respective ordinance on file for viewing. Attested by: Amanda Christensen Regional Superintendent DeKalb County Regional Office of Education #16 (Published in the MidWeek, August 14, 2013.)

Augus /S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Ronald G. Klein Attorney for the Estate of Dana L. Zastrow KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK LEWIS, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380


(Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 Education Center 901 South Fourth Street DeKalb, IL 60115 815-754-2350 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of DeKalb CUSD #428 in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, a Budget for said school District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at 901 S. 4th St., DeKalb, IL , from and after 12:00 p.m. on the 14th day of August 2013. NOTICE IS FURTHER HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing on said budget will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the 17th day of September 2013 at the Education Center located at 901 S. 4th Street, DeKalb, IL in this School District No. 428. Dated this 14th day of August 2013 BOARD OF EDUCATION of School District No. 428, in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois. Vickie Hernan-Faivre Secretary, Board of Education DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 14, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: HANNAH E. PODOLSKY FOR CHANGE OF NAME LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on September 23, 2013, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Hannah E Podolsky will file her petition requesting that her name be changed from HANNAH E. POLOLSKY to HANNAH E. MANESS pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Shannon R. Barnaby The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC 2040 Aberdeen Court

Sycamore, Illinois 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle August 7, 14 & 21, 2013)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on July 29, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as DOODIE B. GONE located at 309 Pearl St., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated July 29, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, July 31, August 7 & 14, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on August 5, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as ONE LADY & A BUCKET CLEANING SERVICE (O.L.A.B.) located at 314 Linden Pl., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated August 5, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 7, 14 & 21, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 13-1 ORDINANCE MAKING APPROPRIATION / BUDGET FOR CORPORATE PURPOSES FOR THE DeKALB COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FOR DeKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FOR 2013-2014 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DeKALB COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTY OF DeKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1: That this ordinance is hereby termed "The 2013-2014 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance of the DeKalb Community Fire Protection District". SECTION 2: That the following sums or so much thereof as may be authorized by law, be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the corporate purposes of the DeKalb Community Fire Protection District in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2014, for the following objects and purposes: Beginning Balance as of May 1, 2013 $88,952.00 RECEIPTS Estimated Real Property Receipts 2012 Levy and Prior $128,874.00 Illinois Replacement Tax $6,700.00 Investment Income $350.00 ESTIMATED TOTAL $224,876 DISBURSEMENTS Payment for '13-14 Fire Protection & Ambulance Service City of DeKalb $138,187.00 Trustee's Services $2,250.00 Legal Fees $1,750.00 Notice Publications $600.00 Audit Expenses $500.00 Premiums for Trustees' Bond $300.00 Management Agency Fee $1,500.00 IL Association of Fire Protection Districts $300.00 ESTIMATED TOTAL $145,387.00 ESTIMATED BALANCE AS OF APRIL 30, 2014 $79,489.00 SECTION 3: That each of said sums of money and the aggregate thereof are deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees of the DeKalb Community Fire Protection District to defray the necessary expenses and liabilities of said District during the fiscal year ending April 30, 2014, for the respective purposes above set forth. SECTION 4: That the funds derived from sources other than the 2012 tax levy may be allotted to such appropriations and in such amounts, respectively, as said Board may determine, within the limits of said appropriations respectively. SECTION 5: That all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances conflicting with any of the provisions of this Ordinance be and same are hereby modified and/or repealed. PASSED THIS 7th day of August, 2013. /s/ Gerald L. Latimer Gerald L. Latimer, President Attest: /s/ Daniel L. Faivre Daniel L. Faivre, Treasurer (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 14, 2013.)


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