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County invests in IHSA football event By the numbers n How much the committee raised before Wednesday: $125,000 n How much it has now: About $150,000 n How much more it will need by November: about $75,000

Board gives $25K to help host 8 title games in November By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A committee helping to host state high school football championship games at Northern Illinois University is now $25,000 closer to its fundraising goal. On Wednesday, the DeKalb County Board unanimously ap-

proved contributing funds to support the hosting of the twoday Illinois High School Association championship series in November. High school football teams across the state will compete in eight games Nov. 29 and 30 at Huskie Stadium. The $25,000 comes from the county’s opportunity fund and will transfer to the DeKalb Coun-

ty Community Foundation to be used by the IHSA Destination DeKalb Host Committee for the championship series. County Board Chairman Jeff Metzger said hosting the IHSA football championship series in the county is a golden opportunity to show off the business and industry in the county. He said the $25,000 contribution is more

of an investment. “It only takes one person to come into the county representing a business to see DeKalb County would be a great place to grow a business and establish some roots,” Metzger said. The committee expects it will need to raise $225,000 and gather more than 200 volunteers for the event. It has received $25,000

NIU MOVE-IN PREPERATION

Students are coming

grants from the city of DeKalb, Monsanto and KishHealth System. With the County Board’s contribution, it now has raised about $150,000. In June, officials with the committee said they are hoping to minimize the costs of hosting the games with volunteers. The volunteers will work as ushers, parking lot attendants, ticket takers and in other positions.

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Manning gets 35 years for leaking secrets By DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press

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Officer Marc Roccaforte (left) and office administrator Jennifer Jeffries ready about 100 cooler packs Tuesday morning in the public safety building on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The packs, which include snacks and drinks, are for NIU police officers who will be working today as students arrive for the fall semester.

Police, businesses all set for students’ return to NIU By CHRIS BURROWS cburrows@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Darren Mitchell has been preparing for today for the past three months or so. While about 700 NIU students settled into their new Northern Illinois University campus digs Tuesday, roughly 4,000 more are expected to descend on the western part of DeKalb today, the official move-in day for on-campus NIU students. Many hundreds more will move into off-campus housing in the coming days in preparation for the first day of classes Monday. As NIU’s acting police chief, Mitchell’s

“If you’re a driver in town, and your’e not affiliated with move-in day, you shouldn’t see any huge traffic delays because we have this down to a science now.” Darren Mitchell, NIU’s acting police chief department will play a big part in making things as orderly as possible. “[Tuesday] was like an appetizer; [today] is the main course,” Mitchell said. “This one day is definitely the busiest day [of the year]. The only thing that would compare

would be homecoming in terms of resources, man-hours and personnel with all the parents and students on campus.” Mitchell said move-in traffic will be funnelled into a route devised to keep disruptions to city traffic to a minimum. “We try to close down only roads that are right on campus, so we don’t affect day-to-day traffic for people who travel through DeKalb,” Mitchell said. “We want to minimize that as much as possible. If you are a driver in town, and you’re not affiliated with move-in day, you shouldn’t see any huge traffic delays because we have this down to a science now.”

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FORT MEADE, Md. – Army Pfc. Bradley Manning stood at attention in his crisp dress uniform Wednesday and learned the price he will pay for spilling an unprecedented trove of government secrets: up to 35 years in prison, the stiffest punishment ever handed out in the U.S. for leaking to the media. Flanked by his lawyers, Manning, 25, showed no reaction as military judge Col. Denise Lind announced the sentence without explanation in a proceeding that lasted just a few minutes. A gasp could be heard among the spectators, and one woman buried her face in her hands. Then, as guards hurried Manning out of the courtroom, about a half-dozen supporters shouted from the back: “We’ll keep fighting for you, Bradley!” and “You’re our hero!” With good behavior and credit for the more than three years he has been held, Manning could be out in as few as seven years, said his lawyer, David Coombs. The soldier was also demoted and will be dishonorably discharged. The sentencing fired up the long-running debate over whether Manning was a whistleblower or a traitor for giving more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents, plus battlefield footage, to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. By volume alone, it was the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, bigger even than the Pentagon Papers a generation ago.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these women-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for more information, call Dr. George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W Garfield St., 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Sycamore Lioness Club: Evenings, at members’ homes. New members welcome. For location, call 815-895-5926. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. Friendship Night: 7 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn Community Center, 525 N. Main St. For adults grieving the loss of a loved one through death. Call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880 for directions and monthly topics. Kirkland Lions Club: 7 p.m. All are welcome. For meeting location, contact Steve Boettger at bigsteve1960@verizon.net. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-5663580 for more information. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405.

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Rescuers try to help pets that need each other By SUE MANNING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Ivan, Domino and Joshua arrived together at the animal shelter when their ailing owner could no longer care for them. To get adopted, they will need to go as one. The shepherd-husky mix, Dalmatian mix and Benji-look-alike will stay at the New York shelter until someone will take all three because the owner took legal steps to keep his dogs together and well cared for before he entered a Texas rest home. Despite email blasts to supporters, social media posts and a video on talk show host Howard Stern’s website, there have been no takers since they arrived June 14 at a Long Island shelter. The plight of the threesome points to the challenge of finding homes for multiple pets that must be adopted as a package deal to honor a previous owner’s request or to keep inseparable pets together. Shelters and rescue workers have to get creative in their pitches to place multiple animals in the same home. “They are such a dignified trio of dogs,” said Joanne Yohannan, senior vice president of operations for New York’s North Shore Animal League America, said of Ivan, Domino and Joshua. “It’s going to take a very special person, someone who has the room and will love them.” To help with a multiple adoption, some shelters waive adoption fees or sponsor two-for-one deals. When shelters cope with an annual kitten population explosion, prices drop drastically for those who can take multiple pets. There are lots of extras thrown in too, like spaying or neutering, microchips and collars. If a bonded pair is separated, animals could exhibit bad behavior, such as destructiveness or aggressiveness toward people, said Gail Buchwald, senior vice

By KERRY LESTER SPRINGFIELD – Mary Kay Mace never thought she’d serve as a face for gun control efforts. But five years after her only daughter’s death in a Northern Illinois University campus shooting, Mace told a crowd at an Organizing for Action rally outside the Old State Capitol that 2009 news coverage of a government response to salmonella deaths helped turn her grief into action. “When nine deaths from salmonella are thought to be linked to peanut butter, the government immediately steps in to take action,” she said. “But when it comes to tens of thousands of gun deaths each year, the government does absolutely nothing.” Mace called the Brady Campaign to get involved with gun control efforts, and began researching how NIU’s shooter Steven Kazmierczak, who had a history of mental illness, could purchase his firearm legally. Wednesday, she called on Congress to strengthen federal gun control laws to provide more uniformity across the country. “In the case of the NIU tragedy, I believe that had a gunman had been unable to purchase his firearms through legal means, he may not have had the wherewithal to buy them illegally,” she

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Cats Woodchuck and Clint pose for a picture at the ASPCA Adoption Center on May 8 in New York City. Allison Wheatley adopted them and renamed them Henry and Angus. Angus (right) has only one eye. president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “In these cases, it is certainly the case that two are better than one,” she said. Two weeks after Laura Morse and her family moved from Arizona to Florida 3 ½ years ago, their cocker spaniel died. Morse started searching for a new dog and found Thor and Zeus on a St. Louis rescue’s website. They had to be adopted together because Zeus would not eat without Thor. But not every package deal is a match made in heaven. Julie LeRoy, animal care manager of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Kingston, N.Y., said she was determined to have several pairs of dogs be adopted together. “One of my biggest failures was adopting out two of the most fearful and shut down dogs – Cherry and Sundae,” LeRoy said. “We could not get them to respond to anyone or anything. They were adopted by an elderly couple together and we all thought, ‘Jackpot.’ ”

Seven months later, the couple brought the dogs back, in worse shape than they started. They’ve since been placed in separate homes and have blossomed. The families are neighbors so the dogs still get to see each other. Martie Petrie, co-founder of Ken-Mar Rescue in Los Angeles, saved Manchester terriers Candy and Cane in 2008 as their time at a shelter was running out. At the shelter, they’d been separated so long that Cane “had emotionally, physically and spiritually checked out,” but he rebounded when reunited with Candy in a foster home, she said. There was interest in adopting one, but not both until Petrie got an email from a Lake Tahoe couple, who’d read about the two in a newspaper article. They drove to the rescue for their (motor) home inspection before leaving on a long road trip. That was Dec. 29, 2008. Every year since, Petrie has received a Christmas card from the couple somewhere in the United States with a photo of Candy and Cane in their new holiday sweaters.

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said. OFA, the nonprofit that stemmed from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, isn’t the only group working for gun control Mace is helping. Mace is also lobbying on behalf the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayor’s for Illegal Guns, It Can Happen Here, and Moms Demand Action. Mace described herself as in a “morass of devastation” after the death of her 19-year-old daughter, Ryanne, in the Valentine’s Day massacre at the DeKalb campus’ lecture hall. Ryanne, a psychology major, was one of five students to die of gunshot wounds. Another 21 were injured. But a year later, at home in suburban Carpentersville in March of 2009, Mace heard something that would make her snap up and pay attention – news coverage of the shooting at a Binghamton, New York, community center that killed 13. A spokesman for the Brady Campaign was making the comparison of government response to the shootings versus during a recent salmonella outbreak. Mace, who began conducting research on “how in the world” NIU’s shooter could have obtained guns legally in Illinois. She said she was heartbroken to find that an Illinois law – which

went into effect three months after the NIU shooting – would have required Kazmierczak’s mental health records to be included in a state database that could have prevented his purchase of guns. Mace praised an Illinois law signed earlier this week by Gov. Pat Quinn that closes a background check loophole for the sale or transfer of a firearm from a private party. It also requires firearm thefts or losses to be reported within 72 hours. She praised U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk’s support of federal legislation that would expand background checks to gun shows and Internet sales. The legislation, despite intense lobbying from families of shooting victims, failed to pass out of the Senate – a move Mace calls “shameful.” The Illinois Rifle Association President Richard Pearson says the organization is opposed to the federal legislation expanding background checks as well as the state law. “One reason you’re not seeing movement, is it’s not that simple,” he said of federal legislation. “There’s never a clean bill,” he said. Her continued work, Mace said, has helped ease her own grief. “When this happens to you, you kind of feel like you’re isolated,” Mace said. “It’s comforting to you you’re not alone.”

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8CORRECTIONS A front-page story about District 428 teachers’ contract negotiations that appeared in Wednesday’s Daily Chronicle incorrectly identified the union representing the teachers. The organization is the DeKalb Classroom Teachers Association. The Daily Chronicle regrets the error.

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Tobacco brands slip into Myanmar without fanfare AYE AYE WIN The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar – As some of the world’s biggest companies trumpet their arrival in Asia’s hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It’s slipping into Myanmar without fanfare. The impoverished nation of 60 million people emerged from a half-century of isolation and bru-

tal military rule two years ago. With most international sanctions against the country lifted or suspended, foreign businesses from Coca-Cola and Unilever to Suzuki Motors have scrambled to get in. So too has Big Tobacco but without the ribbon cuttings or grandly worded press announcements. British American Tobacco, the world’s second largest cigarette manufacturer, shepherded a select

audience of government officials to a low key ceremony last month where it formalized a $50 million investment over five years to produce, market and sell its brands in Myanmar. Its factory, to be built on the outskirts of Yangon, will create about 400 jobs. Japan Tobacco, No. 3 globally, quietly inked a deal nearly a year ago with local partner tycoon Kyaw Win. Company spokesman Royhei

Sugata said a factory was being built, but refused to discuss details, from the project’s scale or brand name to the plant’s location. China’s largest tobacco producer is also setting up a multimillion dollar joint venture. “They seem to think by entering the market stealthily, they can avoid public scrutiny,” said Tin Maung, a retired army major and Myanmar’s top anti-smoking campaigner.


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DeKalb Corn Classic steps off Saturday By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The DeKalb Corn Classic race isn’t going to be on the same weekend as Corn Fest this year. But that’s the only major change in the 32nd annual race, which features a 10K race and a 3K walk/ run. Corn Fest organizers moved the annual community music festival to Labor Day weekend, but the DeKalb Corn Classic race remains the weekend after Northern Illinois University students move in.

On the Web For registration details, see www.dekalbcornclassic.org.

Voice your opinion Have you ever run in an organized 5K, 10K or longer race? Let is know at daily-chronicle.com. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t change it when the date was realized for Corn Fest,” said Patricia Maxwell, marketing director for the race. That means runners and

“We’re hoping that AYSO’s message got out, and enough people remember to avoid that congestion.” Chad McNett DeKalb police community relations oficer

walkers will start the 3K at 7:55 a.m. Saturday at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. The 10K race will start at 8 a.m. For more information, see www. dekalbcornclassic.org. Organizers expect more than 400 runners to participate this year, with a portion of the proceeds being

donated to the DeKalb Park District. The race is certified by the Chicago Area Runners Association, and awards will be given to the overall winners as well as the top three in each age division. Runners will go west along Barb Boulevard to First Street, with runners in the longer race looping south

on First Street past Harvestore Drive. The course also travels north through Lions and Prairie parks before crossing Taylor Street at Glidden Avenue. Then, it follows Alden Place and Second Street to end at Huntley Middle School. Motorists should avoid the intersection of Fourth Street and Barb Boulevard from about 8 to 10 a.m., depending on the pace of the runners, DeKalb Police Community Relations Officer Chad McNett said. He also suggested motorists avoid First Street south of Taylor

Street, as well as the intersection of Taylor Street and Glidden Avenue. Officers will be positioned along the route to direct traffic, but runners are given priority, McNett said. Parents taking their children to AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park, 391 Fairview Drive, should take Lincoln Highway and go south on Fourth Street to avoid race congestion. “We’re hoping that AYSO’s message got out,” McNett said, “and enough people remember to avoid that congestion.”

Chamber lunch welcomes new teachers to D-428 By CHRIS BURROWS

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cburrows@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Jennifer Robertson admits that she occasionally relies on her GPS to get around DeKalb. Robertson moved to Rockford from her native Texas in June and is busy preparing for her new job as a counselor and assessment coordinator at DeKalb High School, a school that thrilled her from the start. “All schools run somewhat the same, but this school is amazing and beautiful,” she said. “I have never seen a school this beautiful before. I think I walked in and my mouth just dropped to the floor, like, ‘Wow.’ ” Robertson was in good company Wednesday at the annual New Teachers Welcome Event, which the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has organized for the past four years. The event at DeKalb High School provided a comfortable atmosphere for the 32 new

8LOCAL BRIEFS Discover Sycamore to host block party Discover Sycamore will host its annual block party, from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Sycamore. The free event offers entertainment for the whole family, including kids’ games, inflatables, a DJ, contests, prizes, food vendors and a beer garden, according to a news release. The Kids’ Game Area opens at 3 p.m. with a fun fair of game booths and giveaways. Pets can get in on the fun at Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor’s Bark on the Block Bow Wow Luau, starting at 4 p.m. There will a pet luau parade and “mutt-arita canine cocktails.” At 6 p.m. the Block Party DJ will keep the party going as families enjoy food from local vendors such as Giordano’s, Mudslingers, Sycamore’s Country Store & Catering and Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering. At 8 p.m., The Party Doctors will take the stage, with covers from modern pop, ‘80s hair metal, modern country, classic rock, and dance hits.

Event to showcase food and farming SYCAMORE – A new event Saturday is designed to show nonfarming families where their food is produced. From 3 to 7 p.m. at Farm to Food and You, visitors can learn about how corn and soybeans grow, get on tractors and other farm equipment, see farm animals, and talk to producers about farm and food production. There will be farm-fun activities for kids such as shelling corn, planting soybean seeds, playing beef and pork games, watching a sheep being sheared, milking a recirculating cow and much more. All activities are free and are open to the general public. Visitors also can purchase food prepared on-site – choose from a grilled ribeye steak sandwich, a pork burger or lamb bratwurst – plus chips, beverages and ice cream. The farm address is 9525 N. Grove Road in Sycamore. For more information contact Phil Montgomery at 815-751-7560 or philbilly82@gmail.com. Information also is posted on the DeKalb County Farm Bureau website, www.dekalbfarmbureau.org. The rain date is Sunday.

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Daniel Quijano (left), a new social studies teacher from Spain, speaks with Marty Eich, a new humanities teacher, at the annual New Teachers Welcome Event on Wednesday at DeKalb High School. teachers in DeKalb School District 428 to meet and talk with each other and with community leaders over lunch. Each new teacher left with a bag containing 65 different items

that were donated by DeKalb and Sycamore businesses. “Coffee mugs, gift certificates, bags, pennants, candy, you name it,” Matt Duffy, the chamber’s executive director,

said. “The idea is to welcome them and to show them the great community that we have here. ... It gives the community and the teachers a chance to interact.”

The event also served to raise fund for DeKalb students, “All the funds that are raised from this go back to scholarships,” Duffy said. “They go to DeKalb High School students, and they have to attend local colleges, universities or trade schools. So in essence the money comes from the community, and it goes back out to the community by taking care of community members.” Kary Landon spent the past five years working as an assistant in the district, but will be starting this fall as a special education teacher at Huntley Middle School. She was there Wednesday. “I’m most excited to start

working with the kids and to start building the relationships,” Landon said. “It’s nice to meet other people in the community that I might not have otherwise met.” Landon was hesitant to speak about the ongoing contract negotiations between the teachers union and district leaders. “It’s something that I’m staying pretty clear away from,” Landon said. The union filed the necessary 10-day notice of intent to strike Aug. 8, but meetings between the two sides and a federal mediator are scheduled before the first day of school Wednesday. Robertson just hopes talks don’t prevent her from getting into the classroom on time. “I’m just trying not to worry about it, and hope that we start on time,” Robertson said. “Luckily I’m selling a house in Texas right now, so I’m OK money-wise, but I’m ready to get started, so I hope that we do get started on time.”


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Jobs available under Obama health law in Illinois By CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press CHICAGO – Working on a tight timeframe, Illinois is building an 800-person army of temporary workers to help people sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The “in-person counselor” jobs, located in every corner of the state, range from a $9-an-hour part-time evening job in Clinton County to a $45,000-a-year project coordinator position in Chicago for someone with experience in community organizing and public speaking. The workers will help consumers apply for coverage, and will answer questions and explain differences between the insurance policies offered on the new online marketplace. They will help consumers figure out if they’re eligible for Medicaid or for new tax credits that will help many people pay for coverage. Job applications are being collected online and anyone hired will get three days of training about health insurance, enrollment rules and other complicated aspects of the health law. Illinois must act quickly to be ready for Oct. 1, the first day of enrollment for the law’s new insurance opportunities. Training began at the end

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Delilah Nelson, manager of one of Illinois’ in-person counselor programs, talks about health insurance Tuesday outside her office at the Family Guidance Center in Springfield. Family Guidance Centers Inc. is one of 44 organizations receiving grants to run in-person counselor programs in Illinois. of July and, so far, about 120 people have gone through the program, said Mike Claffey, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Each in-person counselor must complete state and federal training and a fingerprint-based background check to become certified by the Illinois Department of Insurance. The training involves one day of online work and two days of in-person education. Trainers are faculty from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public

Health who “have extensive experience in health care economics, insurance practices, outreach and training, health literacy and system navigation,” Claffey said. Training sessions are being held across the state, at sites including Chicago, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Springfield, Quincy, Champaign, Rockford, Peoria, Belleville and Carbondale. More training sessions will be added as needed, Claffey said, and continuing education will be provided throughout the open enrollment period,

which runs through the end of March 2014. One expert who is observing states’ progress on training outreach workers said Illinois is doing well. “The in-person counselor program in Illinois is in really good shape,” said Chad Shearer, deputy director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and housed at Princeton University in New Jersey. “They announced their grantee organizations [in July] and immediately on

the heels of that they started training.” Shearer praised the training program. “I’ve seen it and it seems to meet the standards that everybody has been thinking and talking about,” he said. The State Health Reform Assistance Network serves as a resource for states, including Illinois, as they implement the health law. Chief among the challenges for states, Shearer said, is training people who are available for temporary, low-paying jobs to understand complicated concepts about shopping for health insurance and eligibility for new tax credits that will help many Americans pay for coverage. The best approach, he said, is walking trainees through different consumer situations using hypothetical scenarios. Shearer isn’t worried about the looming deadline. “You can get a lot of people trained in a short period of time. Training won’t stop on Oct. 1,” he said. In Illinois, 44 community organizations received grants to run in-person counselor programs. In addition, 11 groups were named last week by the federal government to operate Navigator programs in Illinois. Navigators and in-person counselors are essentially the same, but have different funding sources.

8LOCAL BRIEF Property taxes due Sept. 3 SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Treasurer Christine Johnson is reminding taxpayers that the second installment of property taxes is due Sept. 3. Taxes can be paid by mail, at most county banks, online, or in person at the Treasurer’s Office, which is in the county Administration Building at 110 E. Sycamore St. in Sycamore, according to a news release. The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, but is closed Sept. 2 for Labor Day. For more information, see dekalbcounty.org or call the Treasurer’s Office at 815-8957112.

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8OBITUARIES JAMES F. DANUSER Born: Aug. 22, 1957, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Aug. 17, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa IOWA CITY, Iowa – James F. Danuser, 55, of Iowa City, Iowa, died unexpectedly Aug. 17, 2013, at his home in Iowa. Born Aug. 22, 1957, in Sycamore, the son of James Danuser and Kathleen (Kirchmann) Geen, Jim was raised in Sycamore but later the family moved to Galena, and he graduated with the Class of 1975. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school and served aboard the ship USS Haley as an electrician for two years. After this he graduated from the University of Iowa. He currently was the Wide Area Network Supervisor for Region II VA Hospitals. He loved boating, fishing and smoking cigars on the beach at his Florida home. He also loved going to the movies with his son, Uland. Jim will be missed greatly by his family. Jim is survived by his wife, Teresa of Epworth Iowa; son, Uland of Iowa City; father, James Danuser of Stuart, Fla.; mother, Kathleen (Art) Geen of Port Richey, Fla.; three sisters, Darlene (Robert) Clark of Louisville, Ky., Denise Katt of Effingham, Dawn (Jeremy) Geen of Port Richey; one brother, Mark (Angie) of Effingham; and several nieces and nephews. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24,

been interested in running for attorney general, but after Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided not to seek a 2014 gubernatorial bid and seek re-election, he changed course. Cross, 55, informed House Republicans of his future plans in a closed-to-reporters call on Wednesday. He asked Republicans to come up with a succession plan for him to be able to step down in early October and said his official campaign announcement

would follow two weeks later. He’ll continue to serve out his latest term as a state representative, which ends January 2015. “Serving as House Republican Leader has been an immense Tom Cross privilege and a humbling honor and I will forever cherish the friendships, the successes and yes, even the battles,” Cross said

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man stepped down earlier this year in the wake of comments he made about supporting gay marriage and the process to replace him turned ugly at times: Protests erupted at a committee meeting and police were dispatched. But those interested in replacing Cross say they expect things to turn around in the 2014 midterm elections. For one, there won’t be President Barack Obama at the top of the ticket drawing in more Democratic voters.

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BETTY L. KELLEY Born: Oct. 6, 1920, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Aug. 20, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Betty Louise Kelley, 92, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehab Center, DeKalb. Born Oct. 6, 1920, in Sycamore, the daughter of Elmer and Freda (Sandberg) Peterson, Betty was raised on a farm south of Genoa, next to the Kishwaukee River. She married Durward Shearer in 1939, and they had a son, Jerrold, and daughter, Carol “Sue.” Betty married E. Merton Kelley in 1953, and they had a son, Mike. Betty was a member of Grange, Silver Star, Women of the Moose and Home Extension, and enjoyed the activities at each group. She

also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, antiquing, playing bingo, bird watching, flower gardening and studying her Bible. She is survived by her children, Carol “Sue” (Dave) Ackert of Rockford and Mike (Jackie) Kelley of Sycamore; stepsons, Everett M. (Ila) Kelley of Rockford and Edwin M. (Pam) Kelley of DeKalb; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brother, Harold; and son, Jerrold. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Thomas Hughes of DeKalb Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home. The family thanks Bethany Healthcare and DeKalb County Hospice for the loving care they provided for Betty. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Betty L. Kelley Memorial Fund for DeKalb County Hospice, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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

in a statement. He is stepping aside at a difficult time for the Illinois GOP and as he’s faced criticism for his leadership. The House lost seven Republican seats in November and both chambers now have veto-proof Democratic majorities. The party has acknowledged it must do more to recruit new candidates and reach out to minorities and women, but has faltered in how to push forward. The Illinois GOP’s chair-

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MILDRED RUBERTA KUESTER Born: April 26, 1918, in Aurora, Ill. Died: Aug. 19, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. HINCKLEY – Mildred Ruberta Kuester, 95, of Hinckley, Ill., passed away Aug. 19, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, in DeKalb. She was born April 26, 1918, in Aurora, the only child of Henry and Clara (Benter) Kuester. Mildred was born on her grandmother Minnie Benter’s 50th birthday, and they almost always celebrated their birthdays together. Mildred was baptized at St. Paul’s Church in Aurora, and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley. She was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church as well as its Quilters Club. Miss Kuester attended three years of grade school at St. Paul’s Church Grade School in Aurora. She continued her education at the Hinckley Grade School and was a member of the 1936 graduating class of the Hinckley High School. After graduating, Mildred was employed for three years by Eleanor Bowker, before becoming employed for 32 years by Edward Freundt & Son at the Hinckley Implement House. Miss Kuester was then employed for 11 years with the Hinckley State Bank until her retirement. Mildred is survived by her cousins and friends. She was preceded in death

by her parents, Henry and Clara Kuester. She also was preceded by her dear friend, Percy E. Johnson. Funeral services for Miss Kuester will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinckley, with Pastor Christopher Nauvurskis officiating. Interment will follow at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, until the hour of service at the funeral home in Hinckley. Memorials can be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12760 Lee Road, Hinckley IL 60520. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory. For information, visit www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or call 815-286-3247. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Egypt to put Mubarak under house arrest By SARAH EL DEEB The Associated Press

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A crew of three Northern Illinois University police officers moves Tuesday after putting up a sign to direct traffic before today’s move-in day at the corner of Lincoln Highway and Nelson Road.

DeKalb police: Department’s function in directing move-in traffic has diminished • MOVE-IN Continued from page A1 NIU police plan to route move-in traffic from the Annie Glidden Road exit on Interstate 88 north to Fairview Drive. From there, it will be directed west to Nelson Road. The parade of minivans, SUVs and cars then will trek north to Lincoln Highway for a short 1.3-mile trip east to the Convocation Center driveway where vehicles will move about campus in a variety of directions. DeKalb police Lt. Jim McDougal said his department’s role in directing move-in traffic has been diminished because of NIU’s planned route being away from main streets, but he still expects the day to be much busier than normal. “We want everybody to have a safe and comfortable

time moving into DeKalb, so we will have extra patrols out there to help facilitate that,” he said. “... With the influx of students, our calls typically go up.” A team of 45 NIU police officers and about 100 volunteers will do the directing and help answer parents’ questions along the way. Additionally, NIU media relations specialist Joe Kind said 75 faculty-piloted golf carts will be on hand to help parents and students get from parking lots to dorm rooms, a process King believes faculty and vounteers should be able to achieve in 30 minutes or less. Move-in day may be hectic for school and city officials as well as DeKalb residents, but it’s a day that area stores and businesses have been awaiting for months. “We’ve been dying for [the students] to get here,” Dean

Prokos, co-owner of Tom & Jerry’s on Lincoln Highway, said. “... It helps boost the economy a little bit – even getting people back to work. We definitely see the difference.” The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce plans to represent businesses like Prokos’ at the Taste of Northern, an event that takes place tonight and brings together on- and off-campus restaurants, so that NIU students can sample the local fare. The Chamber is stuffing bags for the students with offers, maps and information from local businesses. “Last year we had about 500 bags, and we went through them in about 25 minutes, so we bumped it up to 750,” Chamber Executive Director Matt Duffy said. “It helps to make the transition easier for students and parents that are new to DeKalb.”

Hosting games will be huge econonomic driver • FUNDS Continued from page A1 Jerry Smith, chairman of the development committee for the host committee, said hosting these games will be a huge economic driver for the county. The championship series is expected to draw in at least 30,000 fans and generate $1 million in revenue. It’s also going to demonstrate the great community,

university and various businesses in the area, he said. “I made the point of letting them know from my perspective this is so much more than eight football games,” Smith said. “This is an opportunity for our community to showcase what DeKalb County is.” John Acardo served as the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder at his last County Board meeting Wednesday. Acardo accepted a position

as the director of human resources at Kishwaukee College in Malta and his last day as the clerk and recorder will be Sept. 17. With the position now vacant, Metzger said he will be meeting with the DeKalb County Republican Central Committee about how the next county clerk and recorder will be chosen. He said he knows five people have applied for the position.

CAIRO – Egypt’s prime minister ordered Wednesday that deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak be placed under house arrest after he’s released from prison after more than two years in detention. The announcement came hours after a court ordered Mubarak be released for the first time since he was first detained in April 2011, a move threatening to further stoke tension in a deeply divided Egypt. Many feared Mubarak’s release would amplify Islamist allegations that last month’s military coup was a step toward restoring the old regime. Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement that he ordered Mubarak be put under house arrest as part of the emergency mea-

sures put in place this month. The decision appeared designed to ease some of the criticism over Mubarak being freed from prison and ensure he appears in court next week for a separate trial. Prison officials said Mubarak may be released as early as Thursday. It is not clear where Mubarak will be held under house arrest, whether in one of his residences or in a hospital considering his frail health. Since his ouster, Mubarak’s supporters have released conflicting details about his health, including that the 85 year old suffered a stroke, a heart attack and at times went into a coma. His critics called these an attempt to gain public sympathy and court leniency. His wife, Suzanne, has been living in Cairo and keeping a low-profile, occasional-

ly visiting Mubarak and their two sons in prison. But security officials said Mubarak was more likely to be moved to a military hospital because of his ailing health. The order for Mubarak’s release followed an appeal by his lawyers in one of his corruption cases. He is also on trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising against him that could put him back behind bars. He faces investigation into at least two other corruption cases as well. The prospect of Mubarak being freed, even if only temporarily, would feed into the larger crisis bedeviling Egypt: the violent fallout from the July 3 coup that unseated President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist who became Egypt’s first freely elected president following Mubarak’s ouster.

Supporters condemn stern sentence • MANNING Continued from page A1 In a statement from London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange decried Manning’s trial and conviction as “an affront to basic concepts of Western justice.” But he called the sentence a “significant tactical victory” because the soldier could be paroled so quickly. Manning could have gotten 90 years behind bars. Prosecutors asked for at least 60 as a warning to other soldiers, while Manning’s lawyer suggested he get no more than 25 because some of the documents he leaked will be declassified by then. Military prosecutors had no immediate comment on the sentence, and the White House said only that any request for a presidential pardon would be considered “like any other application.” The case was part of an unprecedented string of prosecutions brought by the U.S. government in a crackdown on security breaches. The Obama administration has charged seven people with leaking to the media; only three people were prosecuted under all previous presidents

combined. Manning, an Army intelligence analyst from Crescent, Okla., digitally copied and released Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and State Department cables while working in 2010 in Iraq. He also leaked video of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that mistakenly killed at least nine people, including a Reuters photographer. Manning said he did it to expose the U.S. military’s “bloodlust” and generate debate over the wars and U.S. policy. He was found guilty by the judge last month of 20 crimes, including six violations of the Espionage Act, but was acquitted of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy, which carried a potential life in prison without parole. Whistleblower advocates said the punishment was unprecedented in its severity. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists said, “no other leak case comes close.” The American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and other activists condemned the sentence. “When a soldier who shared information with the

press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system,” said Ben Wizner, head of the ACLU’s speech and technology project. Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute think tank and author of the book “Necessary Secrets,” welcomed Manning’s punishment. “The sentence is a tragedy for Bradley Manning, but it is one he brought upon himself,” he said. “It will certainly serve to bolster deterrence against other potential leakers.” But he also warned that the sentence will ensure that Edward Snowden – the National Security Agency leaker who was charged with espionage in a potentially more explosive case while Manning’s court-martial was underway – “will do his best never to return to the United States and face a trial and stiff sentence.” Coombs said he was in tears after the sentencing and Manning comforted him by saying: “Don’t worry about it. It’s all right. I know you did your best. ... I’m going to be OK. I’m going to get through this.”

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What is gained by loss of art?

What is to be gained? As a veteran art teacher, I was at the higher end of the teacher To the Editor: pay scale in District 424, but I wonder how much the Geconsidering my district tenure noa-Kingston community knows (18 years), experience (30-plus about the values of their school years), expertise (PhD equivalent) system. and many extras I was able to inWhat G-K parents should ask tegrate into instruction, the salary about is the curricular priority could be considered a bargain. list and methods of the adminI’m an award-winning instructor istration, and about the subject and a practicing, prize-winning, areas that were sacrificed in the published studio artist as well, guise of saving a relatively few dollars with the reduction in force after all. So, again, what was gained by actions of March 19. my ouster and the cut of middle The District 424 school board answers some of these questions, school visual art in G-K? Perhaps my belief that the at least for the 2013-14 school district’s thirst for technology is year, by denying formal, licensed clouding the judgment of how visual arts education to its middle school students. best we should teach our children

has been mistaken for noncompliance. But I was “honorably dismissed” and noted as having done “a good job of integrating technology into her classroom.” Was it because of her always honest answers to student questions? Ones like: “Is it true you were fired?” Her truthful answer: “No. I was let go because the school board believes that art, with me as your teacher, is too expensive for you to learn. Please let your parents know that I have not done anything wrong.” One might also think that she was laid off due to her dedication to hands-on manipulative problem-solving, which isn’t easily “assessed” within a cyber context. But don’t we want students

to have as much of this proven type of learning as possible? Could it be the grandiose mythology that anyone can teach art? I encourage and challenge the G-K Community to ask the simple question: Why? Then, please, explain the answer, if you get one, to the student body and to this impassioned art educator. Remember these questions each time you spend looking at anything creative; a human activity, as it happens, nearly impossible to avoid. As for this visual art teacher … I’ll just miss the kids. Julie Sorensen Sycamore

Taxes too high for those raising children Would-be tax reformers on Capitol Hill are taking a “blank slate” approach to the issue. Dave Camp and Max Baucus, the House Republican and Senate Democrat in charge of the tax-law committees, say that every tax break is on death row unless a strong case can be made for it. This method rightly recognizes that not all tax breaks are the same: Some of them have better justifications than others. What the blank-slate approach misses, though, is that not all supposed tax breaks are even tax breaks. The tax-reforming duo counts the deferral of taxation on contributions to 401(k) retirement plans as a tax preference, for example, and thus something that is presumed to be a bad idea until proved otherwise. But plenty of economists would argue that this provision of the tax code isn’t a break at all. In their view, we should tax income when it is consumed. Taxing savings instead creates a bias in favor of consumption today over saving for consumption tomorrow, and even more over saving for consumption the day after tomorrow. So the alleged tax preference for 401(k) plans isn’t a “break” in the sense of a departure from the ideal tax base. It’s a partial corrective for a tax code that doesn’t define the base properly to begin with. Fewer economists would defend the tax credit for children, which reformers also sometimes put on the chopping block. Yet it too should be seen not as a break but as another partial corrective to a bias in federal policy – a bias against the investment we call parenting. This bias is a side effect of something

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru that most people consider a blessing of modern life: government programs to take care of the elderly. Before such programs, provisions for the elderly usually took the form of a generational bargain within families – parents took care of their children before they grew old enough to work, and they were in turn taken care of when they grew too old to work. Entitlements – in the U.S., Social Security and Medicare – socialized this bargain, but didn’t erase it. We depend on the next generation, collectively, to take care of us in our old age. But we don’t all contribute to the same degree in raising the next generation. Hence the bias. Making financial sacrifices to raise children is a substantial contribution to the health of entitlement programs. But raising children doesn’t reduce the taxes that parents must pay for the programs or increase the benefits they receive from them. The more kids a taxpaying family raises, the more others are free-riding off its investments. It isn’t surprising, then, that some social scientists have found that the creation and expansion of programs for the elderly tend to reduce family size. One study looked at the decline in birthrates in the U.S. and in Western Europe after World War II and found that roughly half of it could be explained by the growth of these programs. Generous entitlements and overtaxed parents mean that fewer

people have any children and fewer people have more than one child. (It also means that fewer people get married early in life, or at all.) The tax credit for children offsets a small portion of this bias against parenting. Tax reform shouldn’t scale back the child credit. It should expand it. The economist Robert Stein has suggested that for the government to be neutral with respect to the decision to have children – neither discouraging nor encouraging it – the child credit, now $1,000 a child, would have to be expanded fourfold or more. The point of the child credit isn’t to get people to have kids they don’t want. It isn’t even primarily to make it easier for them to start families and raise larger families if they want. It’s to reduce the unfair tax burden they face. Even if expanding the credit did nothing to raise the birthrate, it would be the right thing to do. The strong federal bias against having children is something of an accident: We would never have adopted it as an explicit policy. It’s also something we can rectify. Tax reform should move us in the direction of taxing consumption rather than saving and investment. It’s important to remember, though, that investments don’t just include stocks and bonds and factories. Tax reformers should pay at least as much attention to the most important investments in the future that most people ever make.

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

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Teachers strikes can do real damage, which is probably why 37 states do not allow them. Unfortunately, Illinois is not among those states. Sometimes our communities must endure these work stoppages, which can change the way community members view teachers, administrators and school board members, creating divisions that can take years to heal. They also inconvenience parents, especially in households where there is no one home to watch children during the day. Most of all, they penalize children, who miss out on classroom learning in addition to activities such as sports, band, and specialized education programs. As damaging as a strike can be, a bad teachers’ contract can do even more lasting damage to a school district in the long run. In DeKalb District 428 For the record schools, teachers have filed notice of intent to strike. The The school board and first day of school is schedthe teachers association uled for Wednesday, and should be able to agree on negotiations led by a federal a contract that will be fair mediator are expected to to teachers, taxpayers, and take place in the days ahead. most of all, students. Property taxpayers in A teachers’ strike would District 428 already have represent failure by both seen their tax rates increase sides. by about a third between 2008 and 2012. That’s partly because the value of property in the district has declined about 17 percent during that time period. Meanwhile, the State of Illinois is providing only 89 percent of the “foundation level” it is supposed to provide per student. As a result, District 428 has been deficit spending, with this year’s deficit projected to reach $2.7 million this year, after a $2.3 million deficit in 2012-13. There have been scant indications that the factors that have pushed the district into deficits will reverse themselves any time soon. District projections say that even under their final offer to teachers, the district will be deficit spending for the next three years. That is not sustainable, and we see no appetite among DeKalb residents for higher property taxes, or higher rent as a result of them. If the school district grants the more than 400 teachers larger raises to than it can afford, the people hurt most will be students, who will see fewer extracurricular and elective class opportunities. Teachers themselves would suffer, too. Some would lose their jobs. Those who remained would find themselves teaching larger classes to pick up the slack. Administrators and school board members, meanwhile, would feel the public anger as they make difficult decisions to balance the budget. District 428’s teachers have received healthy raises of 5 percent to 6 percent in each of the past five school years, district records show. During that time, the public sector economy has been beset by job losses and wage and benefit cuts. Now the school district is bleeding red ink – a $21 million construction grant aside – and the district’s request for a one-year salary freeze does not seem unreasonable. In the second and third years of the district’s offer, teachers would receive a 2.12 percent increase for moving up the pay scale, in addition to a 0.75 percent raise in the scale. The teachers’ final proposal calls for them to receive a 2.12 percent step increase in each of the next three school years, with additional raises in 2014-15 and 201516 determined by the consumer price index. Unlike in 1993, when the DeKalb Classroom Teachers Association went on strike for almost two weeks, the two sides do not seem terribly far apart here. There are other issues at play besides money, of course, but none seem beyond compromise if both sides are determined to reach an agreement. The school board and the teachers association should be able to agree on a contract that will be fair to teachers, taxpayers, and most of all, students. A teachers’ strike would represent failure by both sides.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Civil war consuming Iraq Americans, whatever their position on the decision to invade Iraq 10 years ago, had hoped that when the controversial war was over that peace would prevail, but judging by recent events something akin to a civil war is tearing the country apart. Sectarian warfare cost an estimated 1,000 Iraqis their lives last month alone, making July one of the worst months in years. So far in 2013, more than 4,000 Iraqis have been killed by acts of violence. Almost every day there are reports of multiple bombings taking multiple lives, and it is always Muslim against Muslim, Shia against Sunni. This is not the outcome the United States had in mind when it invaded Iraq, captured the despised Saddam Hussein, saw him executed, and drew up the plans for an Iraqi democracy. Washington didn’t take into account – or perhaps didn’t give enough credence to – the deep, long-standing religious differences among Iraq’s Muslim population. All over Iraq, as people celebrated Eid al-Fitr (the holiday that annually marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan) bombs took more than 60 lives, officials said. Washington immediately condemned the bombings, describing the attackers as “enemies of Islam.” – Tampa (Fla.) Tribune

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – U.S. Bill of Rights, First Amendment


WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST

A few showers and thunderstorms will remain, mainly south of I-80. Drier and cooler air will ilter in as surface winds come out of the northeast. Winds could gust up to 20 mph by late afternoon. Friday and Saturday look great as high pressure will remain ixed over the Great Lakes. A much warmer and humid air mass will move back in by Sunday and into next week.

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REGIONAL CITIES

REGIONAL WEATHER

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Temperature High ............................................................. 88° Low .............................................................. 65° Normal high ............................................. 81° Normal low ............................................... 61° Record high .............................. 94° in 1983 Record low ................................ 48° in 1992

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.95” Normal month to date ....................... 3.12” Year to date ......................................... 24.55” Normal year to date ......................... 24.76”

Sunrise today ................................ 6:10 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 7:45 p.m. Moonrise today ........................... 8:24 p.m. Moonset today ............................. 8:02 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 6:11 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 7:43 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow .................. 8:57 p.m. Moonset tomorrow .................... 9:11 a.m.

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AIR QUALITY TODAY

Rockford 82/55

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Dixon 82/52

Joliet 84/56

La Salle 83/58 Streator 84/55

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Evanston 78/63 Chicago 83/62

Aurora 84/54

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Waukegan 78/56

Arlington Heights 82/60

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Cloudy Madison, Davenport Elementary Mail your weather drawings to: Geoff Wells, 1586 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Sports

Bears linebacker Jon Bostic is ined $21,000 for his hit against the Chargers in Friday’s preseason game. PAGE B3

SECTION B Thursday, August 22, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

NIU FOOTBALL

Ward already making impact at NIU By LUKE SRODULSKI lsrodulski@shawmedia.com AP photo

QB Griffin takes 1stteam snaps in practice ASHBURN, Va. – Off the field, Robert Griffin III has decided he’s no Bill Belichick. On the field, he moved a step closer toward a Week 1 return Wednesday when he took fullspeed, full-team snaps against the first-string defense for the first time since his knee surgery. The Washington Redskins are home from training camp, but the new setting doesn’t change the team’s overriding narrative. The Sept. 9 Monday night regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is less than three weeks away, and the question remains whether the franchise player who says he’ll be ready to go will indeed be ready to go. “My eyes are set on Philly,” he said. To achieve that goal, he must get the OK from his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who examined Griffin’s reconstructed right knee Monday and will do so again after the final preseason game. Even if Andrews says all is well, the final decision will rest with coach Mike Shanahan. “If the doctor felt like he wasn’t ready to play, I surely wouldn’t play him,” Shanahan said. “But Dr. Andrews could tell me that he is ready, and if I thought something was wrong with Robert through our practice, I wouldn’t put him out there.” – Wire report

DeKALB – Although his time with the program has been short since being hired in December, Northern Illinois wide receivers coach Thad Ward has had no problem getting adjusted to his new job. It certainly helps to get an endorsement from his predecessor. Ward, who previously held the same position at Western Michigan, was hired after former receivers coach Frisman Jackson followed Dave Doeren to North Carolina State, and Jackson is a big reason why Ward is in DeKalb. “When the transition happened, he came in and said, ‘I’ve got a guy who would do a great job of knowing the room and getting in with these guys, and he’s a good football coach,’ ” coach Rod Carey

said. “And when coach Jackson said that to me, I immediately called.” After his hiring, Ward wasted no time getting involved. His assignment was finishing up Class of 2013 recruiting in Michigan, which meant maintaining a solid relationship with Detroit safety Mycial Allen. Allen, with whom Ward had a prior relationship from WMU, had spurned an offer from Iowa to join the Huskies. Now he’s taken over two places in recruiting he’s very familiar with: Chicago and south Florida. He’s been working through Illinois for the past six years, and as a former player at Central Florida, he has established many connections in the area. Ward is extremely passionate about recruiting, which makes him very valuable to the program.

Countdown to kickoff

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DAYS

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

Fact of the Day: 9 – Combined wins against FBS programs last season for NIU’s 2013 non-conference opponents. NIU had 11 such victories. “Recruiting is what I do,” he said. “It’s like shaving, you’ve got Rob Winner - rwinner@shawmedia.com to do it every day.” Northern Illinois wide receivers coach Thad Ward during

See WARD, page B4

practice at Huskie Stadium on Aug. 13.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY SEASON PREVIEW

Ready to lead

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro baseball Cubs vs. Washington, 1:20 p.m., WGN The Cubs finish off their homestand against the Nationals before taking off on a West Coast road trip at San Diego and Los Angeles. Also on TV... Pro baseball White Sox at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m., CSN Arizona at Cincinnati, 11:30 a.m., MLBN NFL football Preseason, Carolina at Baltimore, 7 p.m., ESPN Little League baseball World Series, elimination game, teams TBD, 3 p.m., ESPN World Series, elimination game, teams TBD, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Tennis WTA New Haven Open, quarterfinal, noon, ESPN2 ATP World Tour Winston-Salem Open, quarterfinal, 2 p.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA Tour, The Barclays, first round, 2 p.m., TGC LPGA Canadian Women’s Open, first round, 5:30 p.m., TGC

8KEEP UP ONLINE Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Want the latest from the area’s prep sports scene? Follow our coverage on Facebook by searching for DC Preps or on Twitter at twitter.com/dc_preps. Follow our NIU athletics coverage on Facebook by searching for Huskie Wire or on Twitter at twitter.com/HuskieWire.

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Senior and co-captain of the DeKalb boys cross country team Isaac Hietanen (front) runs with his teammates during practice Aug. 15 in DeKalb.

Hietanen primed for a run at state meet after breakout junior season By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com Ever since Isaac Hietanen started running cross country at DeKalb, he’s had older runners to push him. Hietanen followed one year behind last year’s talented senior class that was headlined by Marc Dubrick, who now is running for the University of Missouri. In races, Hietanen would battle

with Colin and Patrick Martin, often running together in a secondary group. But now as a senior, Hietanen is expected to be the lead runner and pace-setter for the first time in his high school career. “I have to remember to push myself in ways that they would normally push me to make myself uncomfortable,” Hietanen said. “I still feel Patrick right next to me when

Football previews To watch season video previews on all five local high school football teams – log on to Daily-Chronicle. com/football-preview. we’re doing 800s. I can still feel that pack of guys around me. I have to live up to their standards, it’s a tough goal

but I’ll get there.” Last year’s cross country season served as a breakthrough for Hietanen. He consistently ran around 16 minutes for three miles, but set a personal record at the sectional by crossing in 15:40, placing him 35th. “Physically, he’s a lot stronger than he was two years ago,” DeKalb coach Mike Wolf said. “He’s really worked on his core strength this year.

He’s really coming along. He’s able to handle more mileage and longer workouts.” Hietanen’s development as a runner started later than most. Even as a freshman, he considered playing soccer over cross country, but chose running because of the people he knew. He also felt he had a better future in the sport.

See HIETANEN, page B3

BEARS

Questions remain at WR, TE The Bears have a ton of questions at wide receiver and tight end. While there is no doubt that Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett will be the starters in those spots in Week 1 against the Bengals, who the other three or four wide receivers and two or three tight ends are is anybody’s guess. The first two preseason games have done little or nothing to separate the players competing for those spots, and when you realize the starters should play well into the third quarter against the Raiders, there is little game time left for guys to earn those roster spots.

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush I asked wide receivers coach Mike Groh how important practices would be in rounding out his group. While he clearly stated that is more of a Marc Trestman and/or Phil Emery question, he did say, “You have to base a lot off what we see in practice, and I think that’s the way it is in the NFL right now based on the CBA. I don’t think it’s unique to the Bears, I think it’s an NFL issue.” Devin Aromashodu is

a wideout clearly on the bubble, probably sitting anywhere between Nos. 5 and 7 on a depth chart that most likely will only feature six. He is also a veteran who’s been through this before, and I asked him if that experience is helping him at all this time around. “It’s the same feeling, but you get to understand the process a little better, I guess you can cope with whatever happens a little better from having been through it.” He also told me one guy who has impressed him is rookie Marquess Wilson.

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Bears receiver Eric Weems runs the ball as part of a ball-security drill during the final practice of Bears training camp Aug. 13 in Bourbonnais.


SPORTS

Page B2 • Thursday, August 22, 2013

8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Golf DeKalb, Sycamore, Kaneland at Geneva Invitational at Mill Creek, 2 p.m. Harvard at Genoa-Kingston, 4:15 p.m. Girls Golf Hinckley-Big Rock at Indian Creek, 4 p.m. Harvard at Genoa-Kingston, 4:15 p.m.

SATURDAY Boys Golf Hinckley-Big Rock at Sandwich Invite at Prairie Lakes, 7:30 a.m. Kaneland at Limestone Invite, 8:30 a.m. Girls Golf Indian Creek at Rocket Invite at Rock River CC, noon Hinckley-Big Rock at night tournament at Valley Green, 8 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS DeKalb’s Solomon receives prestigious award DeKalb’s Greg Solomon was named the 2012-13 Outstanding Speech, Debate and Theatre Educator of the Year in Illinois. Solomon will receive his award at the 2013-14 IHSA state speech finals.

Sycamore Flash to hold 12U softball tryouts Sycamore Flash softball will hold 12U tryouts from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday on the varsity softball diamond at Sycamore High School. Girls attending schools within the Sycamore School District from fifth through seventh grade and will be 12 of younger on Dec. 31, are eligible to attend. For more information, visit www.sycamoreflash.org

Illinois Gold Fastpitch looking for more players Illinois Gold Fastpitch is looking for additional players and are hosting tryouts. If interested in trying out for the 12U teams, contact Russ Mueller at russmueller@yahoo. com or 815-764-9901. Pitchers are needed for the 14UC team. Contact Erin Knox at 3to1knox@comcast.net or 815761-8306 for tryout information. A couple of players are needed for the 14UA team. Contact Kris Bittner at kabittner@sbcglobal. net or 608-312-1957 for more information.

Re-stocking fish available in September in Rochelle The Rochelle Wildlife Conservation Club, along with Pete Reiff and the Logan Hollow Fish Farm, will be providing fish for pond stocking and re-stocking Sept. 21. Channel catfish, hybrid sunfish, fathead minnow, sterile grass-eating carp, hybrid redear, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, bluegill and black crappie will be available in a variety of sizes. Additional information can be obtained by calling Rich Melton at 815-562-6268. The deadline for ordering grass carp is Sept. 9 while the deadline for all other fish is Sept. 16.

Texans DE Smith suspended for season opener HOUSTON – Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith lost his cool in a preseason game, and it’s going to keep him out of the team’s season opener. Smith was suspended by the NFL on Wednesday for Week 1 of the regular season and the last two preseason games for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player’s helmet. Smith ripped the helmet off Incognito’s head, then hit Incognito on the shoulder with it Saturday night in the teams’ preseason game. The two also went at it in last season’s opener, when Smith kicked Incognito, drawing an $11,000 fine. Smith later said Incognito deliberately tried to twist his ankle while holding his legs in the 2012 game. Incognito was not fined for that play. Houston general manager Rick Smith was unhappy with Antonio Smith’s actions. – Staff, wire reports

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CUBS ANALYSIS

MLB

Clubhouse void of veterans, mentors By GORDON WITTENMYER

Nats take down Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times The Cubs have talked about culture change and a new Cubs Way since Theo Epstein took over as team president nearly two years ago. But one look around the clubhouse these days suggests little confidence anyone knows which way that is – never mind the way to October. In fact, when David DeJesus was traded to the Washington Nationals this week, the young, wayward Cubs lost their last mentor, their last peer counselor in a season just 10 losses from turning into the Cubs’ fourth straight losing season. “Guys who have been there and done it for 10 years – there’s really no one left,” said struggling first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who leaned on DeJesus for the last year, sporting identical “Breakfast Club” T-shirts and following him for early workout seasons every day. Now he has DeJesus’ old locker nameplate affixed next to his own on his stall, and an Alfonso Soriano baseball card pinned up on the other side. Starlin Castro had Soriano and their early batting practice sessions and long talks. Now he has phone calls with Soriano “every single day.” Jeff Samardzija had Ryan Dempster last year, until the trading deadline. Darwin Barney had DeJesus, Junior Lake had Soriano, young pitchers had Scott Feldman early in the season. And even high-wired Matt Garza was a tone-setter – and the only guy in the clubhouse who could claim a Game

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (right) is part of a young clubhouse that has seen many veterans depart over the past two months. 7 playoff win. All are gone in trades over the last seven weeks. “We lean on each other now,” Rizzo said. “We learn from each other.” Maybe it’s about time. As manager Dale Sveum said, “The bottom line is we’re all grown men. …There comes a point where you have to do things yourself.” But maybe not. That DIY thing doesn’t seem to be working too well right now, either. Some say that’s a significant loss the team risks for the gain of prospects in those trades -- whether it’s about the faith a kid can put in the words of a seven-time All-Star like Soriano or the work ethic inspired by a 10-year big-leaguer like DeJesus, or the cool-hand wisdom from another postseason veteran like Feldman. “The way we look at it, it’s important,” said Nationals president and general manager

Mike Rizzo, who built a 98-win division winner last year from a multi-year process of raising young core players. “I don’t discount the mentoring that a veteran player can give a young player. “An important part of the developmental process is learning how to play the game the right way, on the field and off the field.” Which has nothing to do with some vague notion of “leadership” that has become an overused term for lazy journalists and meathead fans. “I mean, we’ve got guys on this team that don’t know how to tip the clubbies,” Mike Rizzo said. “These rookies that come in, they don’t know how to dress like a big-leaguer, or act like a big leaguer or tip like a big leaguer. So these guys are vitally important for the growth of young players.” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says, “it’s a valid point

The Washington Nationals scored three runs in the seventh inning and two runs in the eighth inning to beat the Cubs, 11-6, on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs in the loss for the Cubs. The two home runs gave Rizzo an even 20 for the season. Jake Arrieta started the game for the Cubs, but pitched only four innings and allowed six earned runs. He gave up five hits and issued four walks. James Russell took the loss for the Cubs, giving up all three runs in the seventh inning. – The Associated Press and one that it’s our job to address this off-season. But getting that value back in [young] players for the future in our opinion outweighs that intangible quality you’re talking about over the short-term.” Meanwhile, a young team already headed south searches for the Cubs Way without a compass. “This team is in the process of building its own identity,” second baseman Darwin Barney said. “We don’t necessarily know who the true veteran leaders are going to end up being. We don’t know what kind of team we’re going to be. “We definitely lost all those veteran presences. … It’s just that time of year, where you’ve got to hope that you’ve figured it out by now.”

• Gordon Wittenmyer covers the Cubs for the Chicago Sun-Times. Write to him at gwittenmyer@suntimes.com.

WHITE SOX ANALYSIS

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL

Garcia already has ‘it’ factor

Shumate in running for starting spot

By DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Chicago Sun-Times KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Avisail Garcia has passed the eye test. Or should we say the “all eyes are on him” test. Teammates can see ability a mile away. Shoot, the fan who goes to one game a year can see Garcia’s five-tool talents from the upper deck. But there is more than ability that separates the good players from the greats (see Starlin Castro’s ongoing issues on the north side of town?) and Garcia, 22, seems to have what it takes to be more than good. “I sense a drive there and a want to do it the right way,’’ Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham said. “There’s not a lot of fear. He’s just got it. I don’t know what that is. He’s just got it.’’ Beckham brought up Garcia unsolicited before the Sox played the Royals on Wednesday while talking about the Sox future. He feels good about the path they’re on because of the young starting pitching and because of Garcia, who may be a fixture for years to come. “I’ve been very happy with the way he goes about it which is the biggest compli-

ment I can give to anybody,’’ Beckham said. “He wants to be good, he wants to win, he wants to do well for himself and the team. Paul [Konerko] and I were talking earlier, his basement is just being good and his ceiling is off the charts. “You’re going to miss [former veteran right fielder Alex] Rios but for the money he’s making and what he brings to the team, he’ll be very valuable to the organization and to us as a team.’’ The 6-4, 240-poound Garcia isn’t quiet, but he’s not outspoken, Beckham said. He’s young but he has World Series experience with the Tigers last season, manager Robin Ventura reminded. “He runs balls out,’’ Beckham said. With that alone, he’s already showing leadership. “This is business,’’ Garcia said Wednesday. “You have to work. You have to do your best on the field. You have to play hard every day because we’re here to win.’’ He’s far from a finished product. The swing can stand to be shortened up a little. His upper half was swaying some when he first arrived, and the big batting-practice power hasn’t shown up in games. On

Sox win 5th straight KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dayan Viciedo hit his second career grand slam to highlight a five-run inning for the White Sox, and Andre Rienzo picked up his first career win for the Sox by shutting down the punchless Kansas City Royals in a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Rienzo (1-0) allowed only a sacrifice fly to Mike Moustakas while cruising through six innings to win for the first time in five starts. The Brazilian right-hander allowed five hits and two walks.

– The Associated Press the plus side, Garcia is driving the ball the opposite way. “It’s easier to have a guy that goes the other way and he learns how to pull,’’ Ventura said. “I think he’s ahead of the game right now.’’ Garcia did run into an out at third base on a grounder to shortstop Tuesday night. So he’s not perfect. But, as Beckham said, he seems to have “it.’’ His career-high three hits on Tuesday raised his average in 11 games with the Sox to .341, with three doubles and a triple among his 14 hits.

Reserve TE battle still up in the air and Wilson could have two of those spots locked up. Continued from page B1 Steve Maneri appeared to have an inside track on the “He’s definitely doing a backup tight end spot coming good job as a rookie and he’s into camp, but that’s no longer doing a good job of doing what clear. He does feel like he the coaches expect of him.” knows what he needs to do to Eric Weems would appear earn the job, though. to have a leg up on other wide“I’m not beating anyone outs because of his contribudown the field, so I’m a blocktions on special teams but he ing tight end, and I’m doing admitted learning Trestman’s everything I can to be the best new offense has added to the I can be at that and anything challenge at receiver. else is gravy,” he said. “It’s still coming along Fendi Onobun, on the other with the new coaching staff, hand, is a college basketball we’re still trying to get a feel player trying to make it as a for each other so they (coachtight end who takes exception es) can find a feel and put me to the thought he’s just an where i need to be.” athlete and pass catcher who Aromashodu, Wilson, can’t block well enough to Weems, Earl Bennett and Joe earn a job. Anderson appear to be the five “The aspect of my game primary candidates for either I’ve been working on a lot is three or four spots behind being able to block,” he said. Marshall and Jeffery, with “There’s a stigma saying many believing Anderson that basketball players are

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soft, or basketball players can’t block. It’s not that I don’t want to block or aren’t willing to block, I’m willing to block and I want to become a better blocker and be a complete tight end. It’s definitely one aspect of my game I’m trying to improve and I’m starting to see the improvement on film.” Maneri, Onobun, Kyle Adams, Leonard Pope and Gabe Miller are all fighting for two spots, although Onobun or Adams might qualify as an H-back, creating another spot in addition to three tight ends. This race is impossible to handicap right now, although Onobun does seem to be the one most consistently on coaches’ minds. • Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and HubArkush.com. Write to him at harkush@shawmedia.com.

By LaMOND POPE Sun-Times Media Group SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels caught a pass over the middle during a recent Notre Dame practice. And then safety Elijah Shumate planted him. The big hit summed up what Shumate brings to the Irish. “I’m just a physical person,” Shumate said Monday. “Growing up, I’ve loved to hit. I want to play with that attitude all the time.” Shumate is in the running for one of the Irish’s starting safety spots. The 6-foot-0, 213-pounder from East Orange, N.J., has spent time working with the first unit this fall. And that was before the Irish lost Nicky Baratti for the season because of a shoulder injury. “He’s going to be on the field. I don’t think that Elijah has nailed down anything, but he’s going to be on the field,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Saturday. “He’s a guy that every day has got to continue to progress.” Shumate played in all 13 games as a freshman last year, primarily at nickel and on special teams. He had nine tackles and three pass breakups. “Elijah Shumate (is) certainly a very solid tackler,” Kelly said. “He’s picking up the scope of the defense. He’s got some parts of the defense down very good. He’s got more that he has to learn. “We do some things defensively that require him to communicate very well. Those are things that he has to grow into, he’s made those strides. But again, a young man that didn’t play very much last year that now is playing a lot more with that first group. Just an evolution process for him. But he’s got all the skills.” Shumate continues to make the adjustment from nickel to safety. “It’s a lot of communication, a lot of talking. You have to do a lot of learning,” Shumate said.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 74 52 .587 Cleveland 69 58 .543 Kansas City 64 61 .512 Minnesota 55 70 .440 White Sox 51 74 .408 East Division W L Pct Boston 75 54 .581 Tampa Bay 72 53 .576 Baltimore 68 58 .540 New York 67 59 .532 Toronto 57 70 .449 West Division W L Pct Texas 74 53 .583 Oakland 71 55 .563 Seattle 59 67 .468 Los Angeles 55 71 .437 Houston 41 85 .325

GB — 5½ 9½ 18½ 22½ GB — 1 5½ 6½ 17 GB — 2½ 14½ 18½ 32½

Wednesday’s Results White Sox 5, Kansas City 2 Seattle 5, Oakland 3 Boston 12, San Francisco 1 Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 1 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 2 Detroit 7, Minnesota 1 Texas 5, Houston 4 Today’s Games White Sox (Quintana 7-4) at Kansas City (Shields 8-8), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 8-9), 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (A.Albers 2-1) at Detroit (Verlander 12-9), 12:08 p.m. Friday’s Games Texas at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Results White Sox 2, Kansas City 0 N.Y. Yankees 8, Toronto 4, 1st game Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2, 2nd game Minnesota 6, Detroit 3 Texas 4, Houston 2 Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 1, 14 innings Seattle 7, Oakland 4 San Francisco 3, Boston 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 74 52 .587 St. Louis 73 53 .579 Cincinnati 72 55 .567 Milwaukee 55 72 .433 Cubs 54 72 .429 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 77 49 .611 Washington 62 64 .492 New York 58 67 .464 Philadelphia 56 70 .444 Miami 48 77 .384 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 74 52 .587 Arizona 65 60 .520 Colorado 59 69 .461 San Diego 57 70 .449 San Francisco 56 70 .444

GB — 1 2½ 19½ 20 GB — 15 18½ 21 28½ GB — 8½ 16 17½ 18

Wednesday’s Results Washington 11, Cubs 6 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 1, 10 innings St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 6 Boston 12, San Francisco 1 San Diego 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Colorado 3 Cincinnati 10, Arizona 7 L.A. Dodgers 4, Miami 1 Today’s Games Washington (Strasburg 6-9) at Cubs (T.Wood 7-10), 1:20 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 4-10) at Cincinnati (Latos 12-4), 11:35 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-7) at Miami (H.Alvarez 2-2), 11:40 a.m. Colorado (Bettis 0-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-10), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 9-9) at St. Louis (J. Kelly 4-3), 7:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 9-4) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-8), 9:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Cubs at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Colorado at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Boston at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Results Washington 4, Cubs 2 Colorado 5, Philadelphia 3 Arizona 5, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Miami 4 Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 8, San Diego 1 San Francisco 3, Boston 2

NFL PRESEASON Today’s Games New England at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Bears at Oakland, 9 p.m. Seattle at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Buffalo at Washington, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 6 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Tennessee, 7 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games New Orleans at Houston, 3 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 Cleveland at Bears, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 6:30 p.m. Tennessee at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Arizona at Denver, 8 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9 p.m. End of preseason


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Bears quarterbacks getting a grasp on ball security

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Bears linebacker Jon Bostic chases down a ball carrier during the second day of training camp July 27 in Bourbonnais.

Bostic fined $21K for hit against Chargers By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com LAKE FOREST – As the NFL continues to add rules to make the game safer, players get more confused about what is legal and what will get you fined. Linebacker Jon Bostic got quite the lesson on that front when he was docked $21,000 for his hit on Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie. Bostic got fined for lowering his head and using his helmet to forcibly hit a “defenseless” opponent. Willie got back up and even caught a touchdown later in the game. Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller received a hard hit from D.J. Swearinger that tore his ACL, MCL and PCL. Keller is out for the season, but Swearinger was not fined and some Bears are scratching their heads. “The navel … and below,” said veteran Lance Briggs about where the “target zone” is now for defensive players. Briggs tweeted about the dis-

crepancy between the two plays. “There’s not a lot of area to hit when you’re playing at 100 miles an hour and you’re told to react right now. “One thing you do know is that you can’t hit in the headneck [area], really in the chest area, so what does that leave left? That’s it.” Safety Chris Conte got fined $21,000 last year for his hit on Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell. As a safety, he now has to consider the “target zone” when making hits as well. “They do a pretty good job of trying to explain it, but it’s just how fast things happen,” he said. “You know what you’re not supposed to do, but in the heat of the moment, you’re not trying to hit somebody in the head, but it ends up happening. “On the other end, you try and hit a guy low and then there’s injuries and knee injuries now, too. It’s a tough thing to really deal with.” The Bears have to hope the

situation doesn’t negatively affect the play of Bostic, whose hitting is a big part of his impressive skill set. Positive signs: Marc Trestman said he is encouraged by what he is hearing from his medical staff about Earl Bennett, Henry Melton and Jonathan Scott. On Scott, who would be a top reserve tackle if healthy, Trestman said, “The best I’ve heard from Jonathan is that he’s back up, his knee is cleaned out and we’re encouraged that he’ll be working soon.” The Black Hole: Trestman will return to Oakland this weekend, where he was offensive coordinator from 2001-03. When asked about the unique Raiders fan base, Trestman responded, “There’s a little bit of villain there, but they really aren’t. They’re good people that have day jobs like the rest of us, they come out to the stadium to, in their own way, to support the team. I think it’s a great environment for us to go in to.”

Continued from page B1 After a year with the frosh/ soph team, Hietanen ran varsity as a sophomore and has since gained a stronger hold over the non-physical aspects of running as well. “I came into track in mid-

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick Edwards: It’s pure ball security. Because you know the defensive players over there are being coached to knock it out of the quarterback’s hands. Palmer: I’ve always grown up hearing that a sack-fumble is worse than a pick most of the time because they’re getting the ball right there, and it’s very easy to scoop and score with no offense behind Next up you as opposed to Bears at Oakland, throwing an inter9 p.m. Friday, ception. … FOX Anything you can do to prepare yourself for that [is helpful]. Even when you know it’s coming, it kind of builds up that extra awareness. Edwards: Whenever there’s traffic around you as a quarterback, you always want to keep two hands on the ball. Sometimes, your tendency when you move around is to use your other arm and break and separate and try to move a little bit quicker. That drill is purely for muscle memory. McCown: We’ve got a couple of other drills that we do

where we’re getting ready to throw one, and he’ll say, ‘No!’ and we’ll reset and throw to another receiver. Stuff like that really challenges you to be ready to reset and know where you’re going with your next option. Palmer: This is the first time I’ve done [the pad drill]. It’s just during warmups. It’s just, how do you get the most out of every rep? We’re just warming up our groins at that point, but let’s get something else out of that rep and bang on the ball a little bit. Edwards: As a quarterback, you’re the one that’s touching the ball every play on the offense besides the center. It’s essentially your role to make sure the ball is not turned over. Sometimes, it’s out of your control, but when you can control it and you can work on drills like that to keep it under control, I think it’s pretty essential as a quarterback. McCown: We start every day with it to show the importance of it. I tell you what, for me so far this preseason, I’ve felt really good about the times I’ve been sacked – tucking the ball away, keeping two hands on it, things like that. It’s paid dividends. • Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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LAKE FOREST – Imagine taking a foam pad and bopping Bill Gates on the brain. Imagine thumping the throat of Placido Domingo or crunching the toes of Lionel Messi. That’s what I think of when I see Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh use a long, narrow pad to whack his players during one of the first drills of every practice. One by one, the Bears’ quarterbacks grab a football, line up on the near hash mark, and drop back to the sideline. As each quarterback retreats, Cavanaugh swings his pad to try to knock the ball loose. First goes Jay Cutler: Thud. Next goes Josh McCown: Thud. Then goes Jordan Palmer: Thud. Last, but not least, Trent Edwards: Thud. Surprisingly, the quarterbacks do not resent a coach taking a whack at their moneymaking hands. They actually appreciate the gesture. If no Bears quarterback coughs up the ball this season, this drill could be why. McCown: It gets you ready to keep two hands on the ball and protect the football and all of those things that you’ve got to do playing the position. Because we don’t get touched in practice, that’s a part of the game that you can let slip by if you don’t concentrate on it.

dle school. I wasn’t an athletic person,” Hietanen said. “I have a lot more personal self-confidence and that helps the mental endurance during cross country races.” DeKalb moves back down to Class 2A this season and the Barbs should benefit from competing against smaller schools.

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Coach: Mike Wolf (16th season) 2012 accomplishments: Finished third in Northern Illinois Big 12 meet and 12th in Class 3A St. Charles East Sectional. Marc Dubrick won regional championship and placed 93rd at state. Key returners: Isaac Hietanen, Sr.; Paul Fielder, Jr. Key newcomers: Nick Rigas, So.; David Buller, So.; Brandon Anderson, So.; Cameron Shotton, So.; Alex Wang, So.; Richie Sakharouk, So.; Ben Martin, So.; Chris Boyes, So.; Nate Wellendorf, Jr.; Josh May, Jr.; Thomas Wuchte, Fr. Outlook: DeKalb graduated an impactful senior class, the biggest part of which was Dubrick. He was a state qualifier in both cross country, swimming and track and field, consistently placing near the top. Now the Barbs transition to being a less experienced group and will rely on a number of underclassmen moving forward. Hietanen could be primed for a breakout season as the Barbs’ top runner. Wolf’s take: “We had six seniors run for us at sectional last fall, so the door is open for our younger group of runners. We have a big group from last years’ frosh/soph squad looking to contribute.”

Coach: Chad Clarey (19th season) 2012 accomplishments: Knights finished 13th in Class 2A state meet, including fifth place at sectional, second at regional and fourth in the Northern Illinois Big 12. Key returners: Kyle Carter, Sr.; Luis Acosta, Sr.; Nathaniel Kucera, Sr.; Ryan Bower, Sr. Key newcomer: Brock Robertson, Sr. Outlook: Kaneland returns a strong group of seniors that come off a strong outdoor track season. Carter, Acosta and Kucera were part of the Knights’ 4x800 team that won a Class 2A state title. Carter and Kucera also ran on the second-place 4x400 relay. Clarey’s take: “We need our seniors healthy at the end of the season, and if that’s the case, we would like to be in the mix for one of the final qualifying spots in our ever-deep sectional up in Belvidere. There always seems to be eight to 10 state-worthy teams battling for the five places that earn berths to finals. We feel like we are in that mix, starting the season.”

GENOA-KINGSTON Coach: Tiffany Thurlby (second season) 2012 accomplishments: Zach Herrman qualified for sectional meet Key returners: Justin McLean, Sr.; Kevin McLean, So.; Andy Voltz, So.; Justin Campbell, So. Key newcomers: C.J. McPherson, Fr.; Ethan Bode, Fr. Outlook: Like the girls team, the Cogs will be a younger group that might struggle early, but could get better toward the end of the season. Varsity experience for the underclassmen will be valuable down the line. Thurlby’s take: “Last year the boys finished 13th in the conference meet and this year we are hoping to finish in the top eight.”

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Broncos working on Plan B By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – AllPro linebacker Von Miller donned a scout team skullcap over his helmet Wednesday and spent much of practice helping the Denver Broncos prepare to play more than a third of the season without him. Miller was part spectator, part tutor when he wasn’t squaring off against Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady as a member of Denver’s scout team in his first practice since the NFL handed him a sixgame suspension for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy. Nate Irving took his place

at strongside linebacker in the base defense alongside Danny Trevathan and Wesley Woodyard, and Shaun Phillips replaced him at rush end in the nickel packages as the Broncos began working on Plan B following the NFL’s verdict. “I don’t know that one guy can take Von’s place,” coach John Fox said. “I just know collectively as a football team we have to all pick it up.” It was a cloud that hung over the team all of camp. Now, at least, the Broncos know they’ll be without their disruptive defender for the first six games of the regular season and that they’ll have to generate pressure and make stops in other ways.

“The only difference is the guys that back him up are licking their chops getting a chance to step up and make some plays,” Woodyard said. “We’re going to definitely miss his presence on the football field for those six games but I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to come back and continue to be one of the best players.” Phillips noted that instead of sulking on the sideline, Miller spent Wednesday’s workout schooling rookie defensive linemen John Youboty and Sylvester Williams on the finer points of a slippery pass rush. “He keeps himself involved,” Phillips said. “He’s a locker-room guy. He’s the guy

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that makes everyone laugh and is out there coaching the young guys. He’s giving me pointers and giving other guys pointers. He always does that. That’s Von’s attitude. He’s always helping out everyone else.” Miller can continue practicing with the Broncos and can also play in their last two exhibition games before his Aug. 31-Oct. 14 banishment, during which time he’ll be allowed around team headquarters and can keep his team-issued iPad playbook but won’t be able to practice or play in any games. For weeks, the Broncos and Miller expressed confidence things would turn out differently.

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard reacts after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in the fourth quarter on Dec. 23. With Von Miller suspended for the first six games of the regular season, the Broncos have two weeks to work on a Plan B, which could involve moving Woodyard to middle linebacker.

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By HOWARD ULMAN The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tim Tebow walked off the practice field with no reporters blocking his path to the locker room. Finally, a few strolled up for a 90-second interview then moved on to longer chats with other Patriots. The media circus that surrounded him last season is gone. His uncertain future remains. Ten weeks into what could be his last shot at staying in the NFL, Tebow seems to be on the roster bubble. He is simply trying to make the team now, but has played poorly in two exhibition games. How poorly? His passer rating was 0.0 – that’s zero-point-zero – in New England’s 25-21 win over Tampa Bay last Friday night. “You would definitely want to do better in some areas,” said Tebow, the only quarterback the Patriots used in the second half vs. the Buccaneers. “Also, you have different things happen that you just try to handle the best way you can.” He completed just one of seven passes for a loss of one yard, and had one interception on a badly overthrown pass. He was sacked twice on his first nine plays. But the lefty who has trouble reading defenses and zipping passes did what he does best, running six times for 30 yards. A week earlier, in his debut, he was a bit better – 4 for 12 for 55 yards with four runs for 31 yards in a 31-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Numbers may not lie, but coach Bill Belichick sees a larger truth. He watches Tebow at every practice, sees how diligently he studies and how dedicated he is in the weight room. And he sees some positive steps from the player traded by the Denver Broncos and cut by the New York Jets in a span of 13 months. “Yeah, definitely,” Belichick said. “I think if you look at the entire week last week, that it will look different than the game did.” Tebow could get another chance in the third preseason game on Thursday night against the Lions in Detroit. That’ll be five days before the mandatory roster cut to 75 players. The Patriots finish the exhibition schedule Aug. 29 against the New York Giants. The final cut to 53 comes two days later. Tebow, as expected, says he’s not thinking about his prospects of sticking around. Grasping the New England offense is difficult enough. “I just focus one day at a time,” he says, “improving every single practice.” It’s not even an issue? “Just getting ready for the practice,” he says with a smile. Belichick has been typically reticent. The Patriots signed Tebow for a reason, of course, and though New England often carries just two quarterbacks, the veteran coach is unfazed by preseason results.

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Northern Illinois wide receivers coach Thad Ward helped develop Western Michigan’s Jaime Wilson, the 2012 MAC Freshman of the Year.

Ward likes Huskies’ ‘blue-collar mentality’ • WARD Continued from page B1 But he also is committed to putting in the work on the field. At WMU, he helped to develop Jaime Wilson into the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2012. With the loss of Martel Moore and Perez Ashford, he’ll need to do the same with the Huskies’ crop of wideouts. This year’s receiving corps features no seniors and only two juniors, and Ward’s coaching philosophy seems like a perfect fit with the youth around him. “His style of coaching is really technical and disciplined, and that’s good for all of us,” sophomore receiver Jacob Brinlee said. “We’ve got a lot of really good ath-

letes, and if we can just work on that aspect, we’ll be good.” Ward also referred to himself as “pretty cool,” which can’t hurt when building relationships. He’s only 12 years out of college, giving him the ability to relate to what his players are going through. Ultimately, he is here to develop his players and, as he put it, help out Jordan Lynch. Carey got the guy he wanted, and Ward said the feeling is reciprocal. “Ever since I got the chance to go against NIU as a player and twice as a coach, it’s always been a blue-collar mentality,” Ward said. “And getting around these guys and the family atmosphere, there’s no other place like that.”

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JOSH THOMPSON Country singer is ready to party in DeKalb By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com osh Thompson may be a late bloomer, but he’s ready to party at Corn Fest. The country music singer/songwriter is scheduled to play the main stage from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. “Be ready to party. You won’t find anybody sleeping at one of our shows,” Thompson said in a recent phone interview. “We like to keep the music moving and the tempo grooving. It’s a roller coaster ride,” he said. Although he called from New York City, the Cedarburg, Wis. native said he gets to play a lot of venues close to home. “I see my family now more than when I moved to Nashville,” he said. Doing a lot of solo shows currently, Thompson said he will start a 54-date tour in November with Justin Moore and Randy Houser. “It’s called the ‘Off the Beaten Path’ tour and we are playing a lot

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If you go What: Josh Thompson at Corn Fest Where: Sound stage at Second and Locust streets, DeKalb When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Information: www.cornfest.com of places that are just that – off the beaten path,” Thompson said. Not a bad gig for a guy who didn’t even pick up a guitar until he was 21. “I really just wanted to learn to play to sing around campfires. I started learning, then I wrote a song and it got into my blood a little bit,” he said. “I was writing and writing and started playing around the area and finally decided it was time to move to Nashville (in 2005). “Yeah, I’m a very late bloomer, always have been,” he said with a chuckle. At 35, he already has written music with some

well-known songwriters. “I hear melodies in my head and I stockpile them. I always have an ear open for a great line, a great idea, a great concept.” With song titles like “Beer on the Table,” “Cold Beer with your Name on It,” “Way Out Here” and “Blame it on Waylone,” it’s clear that his music reflects his blue-collar roots. In fact, he said if he wasn’t working in the entertainment industry, he probably would still be pouring concrete with his dad. “This work is just as draining, but in a different way. There’s a lot of travel and not much sleep some days,” Thompson said. He has spent those hours traveling with some of the biggest names in country music – Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley and Eric Church, to name just a few. “I try to pull a little bit from everybody. I’ve been fortunate enough to get hooked up with a lot of people I really look up to. It’s great to get out there and rub elbows with them.”

NIU alum’s first novel launched just in time for Corn Fest By CURTIS CLEGG cclegg@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Ed Posega decided that Corn Fest weekend would be the perfect time to launch his first novel, “Kish: A Man, A Town, A River, and Proof That Life is More Myth Than Reality,” based largely on his diary entries as a Northern Illinois University student from 1989 through 1991.

“Corn Fest has become kind of a homecoming for a lot of us,” Posega said. Posega began working on the book in 2009, exactly 20 years after he started keeping the diaries. While he was studying political philosophy at NIU, his outlook on life changed when he “rediscovered ways of reading old books.” He said locals will recognize some of the businesses and people mentioned

in the book, and he hopes everyone who reads it will relate to the main character, who is struggling and hiding some things from himself. “I try to make it OK to look stupid,” Posega said. “What I found is it had become a coming-of-age novel where everyone came of age except me.” He notes that by the end of the book, “I met my wife and the start of the best years of my life.”

Posega will sell the books during a performance by his band, Get a Horse, at Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, on Saturday, Aug. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. The book is priced at $10, and Posega said he will donate the proceeds from the first 100 books sold to Feed’em Soup. He hopes to make the books available locally and through Amazon.com in the near future.

If you go What: Book sale of “Kish: A Man, A Town, A River, and Proof That Life is More Myth Than Reality,” during performance of author’s band, Get a Horse When: 8 p.m. Aug. 31 Where: Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Cost: $10


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things to do this weekend time today to appreciate the friendships you have and mend the ones that are broken.

a PG-13 fantasy flick; “The World’s End,” an R comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (the duo behind “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”); and “You’re Next,” an R horror film.

Batter up The Little League Baseball World Series takes place this weekend, with the championship game set for Sunday at 2 p.m. on ABC. The consolation game takes place at 10 a.m. on ESPN.

Breakfast anyone? Saturday is National Waffle Day. On Aug. 24, 1968, the first waffle iron was patented. Did you know that waffles were first cooked in Ancient Greece? Celebrate this day by, of course, eating waffles for breakfast – or for any meal!

More sports If you’re looking for other sports action, preseason football is in full swing, Major League Baseball is in action, and soccer leagues across the world have games.

Forgive and forget National Kiss and Make Up Day is Sunday. So if you’ve been arguing with someone, it is time to put things behind you and forgive and forget. Take some

At the movies The big movies opening this week are “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,”

STAGE STAGE Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers.com. AUDITIONS AUDITIONS “Fiddler on the Roof”: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 and 27 at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Auditioners should be at least age 8, arrive at any time within the audition time period and should come prepared to sing and act. Performances scheduled for Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 23. www.wewantpr.com. ART ART Carmen Armstrong’s People in Possible Places: 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in August, DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Exhibit includes 52 colorful, figurative

paintings by Carmen Armstrong, professor emerita of NIU School of Art. Artist reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23. 815-758-1351. dawc@niu.edu. “On Watching and Being Seen”: Aug. 27 through Oct. 19, NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Public reception: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12. Special viewing: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Exhibition features 28 artists exploring the roles of voyeur and exhibitionist. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. www.niu.edu/ artmuseum. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762 History/memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free. www. dekalbalumni.org, 815-757-5959, 815-757-0462 or 815-758-3635. COMEDY COMEDY

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ant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit www.stcharles.zanies.com for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS Corn Fest: Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, downtown DeKalb. www.cornfest.com. Sound Stage Lineup Friday 5:30 p.m. – The Relics 7 p.m. – Audiodrive 9:30 p.m. – Back Country Roads Saturday Noon – Menagerie 1:30 p.m. – The Rockinghams 3 p.m. – Destination Unknown 5 p.m. – Miles Neilson & The Rusted Hearts 7 p.m. – Cover Gurl 9 p.m. – Hi-Infidelity Sunday Noon – Southern Charm 1:30 p.m. – Dirt Road Rockers 3 p.m. – Adam Craig Band 4:30 p.m. – Josh Thompson Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 3, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. www. BarbCitySwing.com. Egyptian Theatre Fall Film Series: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $7; $5 seniors and students. 815-7581225. www.egyptiantheatre.org. • “When Harry Met Sally”: 7:30

p.m. Sept. 4 • “The Princess Bride”: 7 p.m. Sept. 10 • “Dr. Strangelove”: 7 p.m. Sept. 17 • “2001: A Space Odyssey”: 7 p.m. Sept. 24 • “The Shining”: 7 p.m. Oct. 1 “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 15, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Doors open at 7 p.m.; seating begins at 7:40 p.m. Tickets: $10. 815-758-1225. www.egyptiantheatre.org. MUSIC MUSIC Egyptian Theatre Live Lunch Music Series: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Van Buer Plaza, across from the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Featured artist is The Conley Trio. Jazz in Progress: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and Aug. 27, Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free. Matt Pond: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. $12. 815-7879547. www.thehousecafe.net. Sevendust: 9 p.m. Sept. 6, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 at www. ottosdekalb.com. Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter solo show: 7 p.m. Sept. 15, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $12. Allages show. www.thehousecafe.

8BRIEFS Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles headed to DeKalb Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally acclaimed Beatles concert, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, will make its debut at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Ticket prices range from $35 to $55 for reserved seating. They can be purchased at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Rain performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition, new songs are being included with the launch of the 2013-14 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance. From the early hits to later classics, this tribute promises to take listeners back in time. For more information, visit www.raintribute.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

Artist Network kicks off new education series Earlier this year, a few local artists put out a call to gauge interest in starting a network to advocate for visual artists, especially those trying to make a living in the field. Brainstorming meetings were attended by painters, fiber artists, photographers, 3-D artists, and generalists the second Fridays of May, June and July at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries. Interest was strongly positive and all visual artists are invited to join in future sessions. The new group will sponsor its first free public activity, “How to Look at Art,” at 7 p.m. Monday at the DAWC Galleries.

The program kicks off a new educational series and will be conducted by Carmen Armstrong using her own paintings as examples. The target audience is the general public, most of whom have not experienced a class in art. The program objectives are to allow people to become comfortable in attending art exhibits/receptions, to learn some art vocabulary, to gain some understanding of what goes into the meaning of an artwork and to see color and composition in a new way. It will be a gallery talk by an experienced art educator who is enthused about her creations. The gallery is located at 1021 State St., DeKalb. The parking lot is one-half block south at 415 N. 11th St. An accessible lift can be reached from the alley just north of the building.

The production features a large cast with roles for adults, teens and children. There are 24 named roles: 14 male and 10 female, in addition to a large ensemble of villagers and Russian soldiers. The show will be performed Nov. 15 through 17 and 22 through 23 at the Sandwich Opera House. Those auditioning should be at least 8 years old, can arrive at any time within the audition time period, and should come prepared to sing and act. Auditioners should prepare 32 bars (about 2 minutes) of music that best displays their vocal ability. All vocal auditions will be conducted via CD accompaniment (please bring a CD) or a capella. Individuals also will read cold from the script. More information can be found online at www.wewantpr.com.

NIU Annuitants to see ‘Otello’

Group plans trip to Biltmore Estate

Seats are still available for the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association trip to see the production of “Otello” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Oct. 13. The group will leave DeKalb at 11 a.m. by deluxe motorcoach. A post-opera dinner at Greektown Chicago is included. Curtain time is 2 p.m. A lecture will be given at 1 p.m. at the Lyric. Cost includes round-trip transportation, dinner, admission to the Lyric Opera (seats are on the main floor), pre-opera comments by NIU Professor Brian Hart, all taxes and gratuities. The fee for the trip is $185 per person ($85 for season ticket holders with their own ticket to the opera.) For information and reservations, call Carder Travel at 815-756-1547.

Aug. 30 is the deadline for reservations for the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association trip to Asheville, North Carolina, from Nov. 3 to 8. The trip is open to NIU Annuitants and their friends. The group will enjoy daily continental breakfasts plus three dinners. The trip includes a guided tour of Asheville, including a stop at St. Lawrence Basilica. The group will enjoy a guided drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a visit to the famous Folk Art Center, a full-day visit to the Biltmore Estate and a guided tour of Art Deco Asheville. The group will see America’s largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments. The trip costs $499 per person, double occupancy, $649 for single occupancy. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot or for questions, contact Steven Johnson at sjohnso11@niu.edu or call Carder Travel Ltd. at 815-756-1547.

“Fiddler” auditions begin Sunday PR Productions, a local theatrical production company, will hold auditions for its upcoming performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday at the Sandwich Opera House.

net. Avalon String Quartet: 8 p.m. Sept. 17, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. www. niu.edu/music. Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. www. niu.edu/music. JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers featuring Jadam James and The Multi Felons: 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at www.ottosdekalb.com. Yo La Tengo: 9 p.m. Sept. 20, Otto’s Nightclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www. ottosdekalb.com. NIU Philharmonic: 8 p.m. Sept. 25, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. www.niu. edu/music. E’Nuff Z’Nuff and Creedence Again: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Benefit for Egyptian Theatre hosted by Mancow Muller. Cost: $20 to $40. www. egyptiantheatre.org Rick Springfield Live in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $49.50 to $74.50. www. egyptiantheatre.org. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert: The Chamber Effect: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www. kishorchestra.org. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb. Tickets: $35 to $55. Purchase tickets at the Convo Center box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. www.raintribute.com Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Concert: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Free. www.kishorchestra.org. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www.kishorchestra.org. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s ADM Young Artists Concerto Competition Winner Concert: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22,

Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www.kishorchestra.org. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert: Shostakovich and Steel: 7:30 p.m. May 3, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www.kishorchestra.org. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. www.sycamoreartattack.org or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. www.csa.niu.edu or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www.breadandroseschorus.org. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building. www.dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Contact conductor Seth Houston at seth@sethhouston.com or 303815-0648. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@ aol.com.

Review: ‘You’re Next’ improves as the cast dies off By JOHN DeFORE The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES – “You’re Next” is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered. Indie film figures Joe Swanberg and Ti West play two attendees at a party where four siblings and their significant others are celebrating their parents’ 35th wedding anniversary. Most tolerable among this largely annoying crew are Crispian (A.J. Bowen), a college prof, and his Australian girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson), but that’s not paying the two very high praise. The irritation factor grows substantially after the first slaying at this remote Tudor mansion, when half the female cast seems to be competing to shriek the longest. An unknown number of men, wearing animal masks and wielding crossbows (why not guns?), are stalking the family from without and within the house; since director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett have given themselves so many characters to kill, they start off with a few quick killings in which the victims are behaving so stupidly they’re practically

asking to die. Most frustrating during the film’s first half is that only one among the 10 characters, Erin, has anything approaching a self-preservation instinct. While others scream or stand around dumbly, she hustles off to lock windows and gather weapons. While the mask-wearing villains have a hard time delivering the kind of novel slayings horror fans demand, Vinson musters the ferocity to compensate – the moment she meat-tenderizes an attacker’s skull, the movie starts to turn fun. In the absence of sympathetic characters, a little humor would have gone a long way here. But aside from a near-miss sex scene in a bed shared by a corpse, there’s practically none on hand. Only when the reasons for the attack become clear does the movie find its feet, but “You’re Next” ends on a high enough note that buzz on the way out of the theater should work in its favor. “You’re Next,” a Lionsgate release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.” Running time: 96 minutes.


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NIU art exhibit examines voyeurism, surveillance The Northern Illinois University Art Museum presents its fall opener, “On Watching and Being Seen,” an exhibition featuring 28 artists exploring the roles of voyeur and exhibitionist, especially through the impact of social media and surveillance technology. The exhibition will be held in all four galleries of the museum from Aug. 27 through Oct. 19. There will be a public reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and a special viewing from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. How people define “private” and “public” affects whether they feel engaged,

threatened or ambivalent. For example, Houston-based artist William Betts elevates the mundane images of public surveillance camera footage into fine art by transforming still frames into mechanized dot paintings. The paintings are as unsettling as they are beautiful; they serve as a disturbing reminder that we are all subjects of surveillance. Chicago artist Kathy Halper embroiders line drawings of actual Facebook posts to shed light on the cultural phenomenon of young adults of posting intimate – and unflattering – pictures of themselves for

the world to see. Her image titled “Spring Break” depicts a young man snuggling up to a pair of romantic conquests, and includes the caption: “I can only imagine the horrible things my future wife is doing on spring break right now.” Exhibiting artists are Martin Backes, William Betts, James Bridle, Mark Daybell, Digital Dan the Drawing Man, Jessica Dimmock, Walker Evans, Brad Farwell, Ron Galella, Scott Groeniger, Kathy Halper, Larson Harley, Adam Harvey, Mark Hogancamp, Ed Kashi, Jay King, Joachim Ladefoged, Ben Lowy, Noelle

Mason, Kate McQuillen, Susan Meiselas, Jim Newberry, Helmut Newton, William Noland, Marc PoKempner, Henry Simon, Art Shay and Kohei Yoshiyuki. The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Group tours can be arranged by appointProvided image ment. This exhibition contains The NIU Art Museum’s opening exhibit this fall examines voyadult content. More informaeurism and surveillance. Pictured is “Park Sequence III,” an tion is available at www.niu. acrylic painting by William Betts. edu/artmuseum.

Glam rockers, Ashley Lewis, Legacy open fair CCR tribute in benefit concert The Egyptian Theatre will present 1980s glam rockers Enuff Z’Nuff, world-reknowned Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Creedence Again and DJ Mancow Muller in a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. The concert to benefit the nonprofit theater is sponsored by Tapa La Luna. Tickets are priced at $20, $30 or $40 and are on sale now. Special meet-and-greet passes are available for $15 to meet each of the artists. Tickets are available by phone at 815-758-1225, at the theater box office after Tuesday or online at www.egyptiantheatre.org. Chicago-area band Enuff Z’Nuff was founded by singer Donnie Vie and bassist Chip Z’Nuff (born Gregory Rybarski) and is best known for their charting singles “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing.”

The band has consistently recorded and toured for more than 25 years, releasing 12 studio albums and a total of 19 CDs. Their songs have been recorded by several other musicians, including Paul Gilbert, The Wildhearts and Nelson. Creedence Again’s world-premiere CCR tribute features Chip Z’Nuff, Patrick Stone, Money gtr and Nicky Bonham. The group treats audiences to an authentic and powerful musical journey, sharing the biggest rock n’ roll hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Concert emcee Mancow Muller is a well-known radio and television personality, best known for his show “Mancow’s Morning Madhouse” and currently appearing on the History Channel’s “God, Guns & Automobiles.”

Ashley Lewis

The Sandwich Fair welcomes back Ashley Lewis and Legacy on the opening night of the fair, Sept. 4. Lewis’ concert will kick off the fiddle contest at 5 p.m. on the AgLand Stage. Touring throughout the U.S. and Canada, Lewis is known for her vocals and mandolin work. She also is a songwriter, and evidence of this can be heard on her soon-to-be-released album,

“Captivated.” Producer of the project, legendary Jimmy Mattingly, said in a news release, “This CD is a great example of an unbelievable talent which is portrayed on this project through Ashley’s prolific songwriting, musicianship and passionate vocal style.” Along with guitar and upright bass, accompanying Lewis in her band,

Legacy, is Mattingly of Nashville. He also plays with Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and has toured with Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, and Steve Wariner. Teresa Fry from Andalusia, rounds out Legacy with her solid and innovative approach on the upright bass. For more information, visit www.AshleyLewis.net.

Sandwich Fair hosts annual fiddle contest The Sandwich Fair will present the 2013 fiddle contest at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 on the AgLand Stage with an opening concert at 5 p.m. by Ashley Lewis & Legacy. This is a great opportunity for everyone, especially fiddlers, to watch master fiddler Jimmy Mattingly perform as he is normally in a stadium filled with thousands of fans. He and Lewis will judge the fiddle contest. All ages are welcome to enter, and participation is free with the purchase of a fair ticket. The contest offers three age divisions, which include children through adults, and each contestant performs two tunes – a waltz and a hoe-

down. The contest is considered to be traditional fiddle music as opposed to classical, jazz, pop or rock. Traditional styles include Irish, French, Cajun, other national/ethnic styles, country and bluegrass. The purse for the contest totals more than $800. Adding to the music and friendly competition, the audience can join in on raffles. Dedicated sponsor of many years, Austin’s Violin Shop from Sugar Grove, has donated an attractive, sturdy and colorful Manhasset music stand, along with a $25 gift certificate for music, and Ax In Hand music shop in DeKalb has donated a Fender package, consisting of a quality dreadnought DG-

8s acoustic guitar with a solid spruce top, gig bag, electronic tuner, instructional DVD, strings, picks, a strap and a guitar stand. Winners will be chosen the night of the contest and need not be present to win. Registration forms and rules can be viewed and downloaded at the Sandwich Fair website at www.sandwichfair.com/forms.html. Preregistration is encouraged to ensure participation due to a limited number in each division and can be made by emailing sandwichfairfiddle@yahoo.com or by calling 815-786-9313 or on a first-come basis until 5:30 p.m. the day of the contest if openings are available.

Sycamore teacher’s words of encouragement inspire book By CURTIS CLEGG cclegg@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Courtney “Corky” Skelton can remember the day the idea of becoming an author got stuck in his head. “You know, I think I could write a book someday,” Skelton told Ray Lambert, his eighth-grade teacher at Sycamore Middle School. “Corky, I think you could!” Lambert replied. Decades later, Lambert’s words of encouragement still inspire Skelton, who recently published his first novella, “Right on Red.” The 136page book was inspired by a vivid dream he had while he was wearing a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask shortly after he was diagnosed with sleep hypopnea. The book took 10 months to write and was edited by his wife, Robyn. “It’s a story about how we are all connected and how everyone wants to be loved and respected for who they are,” Skelton said.

The book tells the story of the relationship between Terry, a pessimistic introvert and Chris, a free-spirited artist. “They had only scratched the surface of what they could and would do. Life was good,” reads a description on the publisher’s website. “They had no idea what would befall them when an unwanted presence would cross their path.” Skelton that people who have read the book have given him good feedback and that “people like how it ended.” He is currently working on his second book, a full-length novel based on another dream. He works on the book at home and on his lunch breaks at work. “I put my headphones on and listen to music that will put me into the character I want to be,” he said of his writing process. “Right on Red” is available online from the publisher at at www.outskirtspress.com/rightonred/ or from Amazon.com or bn.com. It is also available as an e-book.

Nominate Today! Nominations for ATHENA Award & Women of Accomplishment are now being accepted! Nominations will be accepted through August 30, 2013 by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. Go to dekalb.org and click on the nomination link. For more information contact the DeKalb Chamber office at 815-756-6306 ATHENA 2013 sponsored by:

Thursday, September 12 6-9PM – The Filling Station, Chicago OGD 8PM-12AM – The House Pub, The Humble Organisms 8:30-11:30PM – McNally’s Irish Pub, Jeffers/Catalano Organ Trio

Friday, September 13 6-9PM – The Alibi, Andy Schlinder Trio 6:30-9:30PM – Isacco Kitchen, Chris Madsen Duo 9:30PM-1:30AM – The House Pub, Frank Catalano Saxtet

Saturday, September 14 11AM-2PM – The Office, Andy Schlinder Duo 6-9PM – Isacco Kitchen, Chris Madsen Duo 6-9PM – The Filling Station, Take Five 7-9PM – Biggby Coffee, Brothers Jazz Experience 7-10PM – Nuova Italia Ristorante, Rat Pack Jazz 8:30-11:30PM – McNally’s Irish Pub, The Maxwell Quartet 9:30PM-1:30AM – The House Pub, Frank Catalano Saxtet

Sunday, September 15 8PM-12AM – The House Pub, The Alyssa Allgood Quartet *All performances and venues are subject to change


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Confession at anon meeting fires up readers Dear Abby: I’m writing about the letter you printed from “Somewhere in the South” (May 26) who heard someone confess to a crime he had committed at age 12 during one of his Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. The person asked if he should go to the police. You advised him to talk about it to the “group leader.” Abby, in a 12-step program, there is no formal leader who has a responsibility to report anything to the authorities. There are usually discussion groups led by someone chosen for the night. I am not condoning what the person did at that young age. It was a horrible act. But 12-step programs are based on ANONYMITY. Reporting what is heard at meetings is

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips completely against what 12step meetings are all about. It was unfair of you to place responsibility on someone who is there for his OWN addiction to tell on another group member. – Anonymous in the USA Dear Anonymous: I received a ton of criticism for my response to that letter. Readers like you wrote to point out that I was misinformed about how these programs work; others berated me for not insisting the writer notify the police immediately. I was – and still am – of two minds on the question.

While it would be satisfying to see “justice done,” I could not bring myself to recommend going against the principle upon which these 12-step programs that have helped thousands of people is based. Another principle of these programs is that people who have hurt others must make amends for what they have done. However, this is the responsibility of the person who committed the crime – NOT someone who overheard mention of it at a meeting. Read on: Dear Abby: I have been a member of NA for 26-plus years (drug- and alcohol-free for that entire time). I also work in the field of mental health, where I have certain reporting duties as part of my professional code of eth-

ics. I learned long ago how to separate my professional responsibilities from my membership in NA. If I obtain information about abuse or neglect in the conduct of my profession, THEN I have a duty to act. Should I overhear something at a meeting, in the mall or some other social setting, I have no specific duty to report. – Clean, Free And Living Life Dear Abby: As a 30-year member, I can say with certainty that some meeting attendees are grandiose and others are mentally ill. I have not infrequently heard disclosures that I later determined to be not true. The advice for members offered by our NA traditions is, “Take what you can use (in one’s own recovery) and leave the rest of

what one hears at a meeting.” – Charles in Illinois Dear Abby: I disagree with your answer to that letter! Yes, this needs to be reported. If the victim died in that incident, it is a cold case and the boy’s parents – if they are still alive – would have never had closure. There may be siblings who would want to know what happened to their brother. I am not a believer that if you confess to murder in NA, AA or with a priest in a confessional that they are bound not to tell. That is HOGWASH! For some crimes I would say OK, but not something this serious. – Jim R., Lancaster, Calif.

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

Most osteoarthritis is managed with meds Dear Dr. K: My joints hurt. Does that mean I have osteoarthritis? Dear Reader: Your knee aches from time to time, or maybe your fingers don’t seem as nimble as they used to be. That doesn’t mean you have osteoarthritis – but you might. There are many different kinds of arthritis. They all damage the cartilage, the flexible tissue lining joints. Every joint is a spot where two (or more) bones meet. The cartilage in a joint keeps bone from rubbing against bone. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. I am one of its victims: It ruined my right hip and required a total hip replace-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff ment. Medical research is starting to understand what leads to the slow degeneration of cartilage seen in osteoarthritis, but we still don’t have a complete picture. In my right hip, for example, the cartilage had been getting progressively thinner for years. I didn’t know it, because it wasn’t causing symptoms. But when bone started to rub against bone, I had symptoms – mainly pain. As in my case, the symptoms of osteoarthritis usually develop over many years. The first sign is often joint pain

after strenuous activity or overusing a joint. Joints may be stiff in the morning, but loosen up after a few minutes of movement. As the condition gets worse, the pain becomes more continuous. The joint may be mildly tender much of the time, and movement may cause a crackling or grating sensation. Some people have continual joint pain that is bad enough to interfere with sleep. People with osteoarthritis often have it in more than one joint. It is most common in the knee, hip, lower back, neck and certain finger joints. If you suspect you have osteoarthritis, see your doctor. There’s no definitive test for it. Your doctor will make the diagnosis based on your

description of symptoms, a physical examination and perhaps some additional tests. Prepare for your appointment by making a list of your symptoms and the circumstances under which they occur. Do you notice them during or after a particular activity? Are they worse first thing in the morning? Your symptoms – what they are, when they first began and how they’ve changed over time – provide important clues for your doctor. During the physical exam, your doctor will watch how you move and will look at your joints for specific abnormalities. The bony enlargement of a joint without

swelling is a classic sign of osteoarthritis. The doctor will also move your joints through their range of motion to detect any pain, resistance, unusual sounds or instability. Your doctor may also order an imaging test, such as an X-ray. If you do have osteoarthritis, treatment will help you manage your pain and preserve the function of your affected joints. Most people with osteoarthritis just require pain medicines. But when a joint is badly damaged and the pain can’t be controlled, joint replacement surgery can fix the problem. It surely has for me.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Why aren’t you on the varsity football team? Dr. Wallace: I notice that you waste a lot of newspaper space belittling bullies who prey on poor little defenseless nerds. I’m pleased to tell you that my dad has encouraged me to be a bully. He taught me to be tough and that those who succeed are those who follow Darwin’s Theory – survival of the fittest. I’m a tough 17-year-old guy, and I don’t like weak people. If I push them around, I’m actually doing them a favor. I’m trying to make them tougher instead of being a weakling. I don’t take money from these defenseless nerds, but I do enjoy instilling fear into

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace their hapless bodies. I get a huge rush when I see wimps hide from me. I read where, “when all else fails,” you encourage weaklings to fight back. The wimps at my school must not take your advice because no on has challenged me. By the way, the word “bully” comes from the word “bull” and as we all know, the bull is king of all the farm animals. P.S.: I’m not a jock. – Rocky, Chicago.

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TODAY – Review your investments, personal paperwork and anything that has to do with joint ventures in the year ahead. You stand to benefit if you are thorough. Your assets are greater than you realize, and your desires more realistic than you think. Funds will appear from an unusual source. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Home improvements will turn out well and bring you greater prestige and compliments from your neighbors and family. Your discipline will pay off. A change of heart will be apparent in another. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – A partnership with someone who shares your interests and goals will be quite effective. You’ll come up with an interesting way to solve problems and improve the lives of others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Your restlessness will promote change in your life and those around you. Getting together with people who share your interests will inspire you to think bigger and make better plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – A lesson that leads to a positive change will give you the discipline you require to take on a project that has stymied you in the past. It’s time to get to work. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Open-mindedness on your part will spur conversations that can improve your career. A lifestyle change that will better your health, emotions or finances looks to be a win-win. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Who you know will make a difference in how you get ahead. Discipline and hard work will pay off, but reputation and popularity will be what really count. Socialize with colleagues and make yourself approachable to everyone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Consider all your options and make a detailed plan based on sound reasoning. Educational pursuits may seem daunting, but doors will open for you if you pick up additional skills. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your intuition is pushing you to act, and it’s correct. Don’t waste time on second thoughts or hesitation. Expand your circle of friends by engaging with your community. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Take care of any legal, domestic or business matters that arise and you will avoid complaints that could hinder your chance to relax and have some much-needed fun.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Sign up for an event that will expand your knowledge or raise your profile. Make an effort to nurture important relationships. Include loved ones in your plans for maximum benefit. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Confusion will set in due to the mixed signals you are getting from a co-worker. Ask questions and you can avoid giving or getting the wrong impression. Honesty is required, even if it’s painfully blunt. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Your unusual way of seeing things and expressing yourself will capture an important someone’s attention. This new relationship will lead to fabulous opportunities and interesting partnerships.

Rocky: Bullies are cowards, and that means you. They pick on those who are weaker and less likely to strike back. Bullies have low selfesteem and, by picking on the less fortunate, feel a false sense of strength and importance. Your father proves that it doesn’t take any skill to become a biological father. But in the areas of wisdom, compassion and fairness, he is sorely deficient. You consider yourself “the campus bull,” and, with your bovine attitude, you probably are. But we all know that, at the end of the day, bulls wind up as hamburger. I have a little advice. Try

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living life as something other than a macho jerk. Bullies are never accepted by anyone other than the other bullies. See if you can learn how to make friends rather than merely intimidate people. Join some clubs, participate in school activities, smile. Experience what it’s like to have fellow students befriend you instead of hide from you. When you feel accepted by your peers, you’ll also start feeling that sense of selfesteem that you don’t even know you lack. School is out for the summer. This is a good time to reflect on what you want out of life. I doubt if you enjoy

going to school. But with a change of attitude, you will start looking forward to meeting friends and even teachers. Contact me in a month or two and let me know how things are going for you. I have seen bullies transform into model students. It can happen to you! P.S. If you are as tough as you say you are, why don’t you enjoy pushing around some of the guys on the varsity football team? Better yet, since you are a tough 17-year-old, why aren’t you on the team?

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

8CROSSWORD

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

The logic of the auction It is a fact of modern bridge that pairs try to steal deals. They sound strong when their hands are not, hoping to dissuade their opponents from bidding the full value of their cards. Sometimes, though, the logic of the auction makes it clear which side is sacrificing. Then the other pair, if not bidding higher, must extract as much as possible by doubling for penalty. What do you think about the auction in today’s deal? North’s pass and East’s one club were clear-cut. Then South was wimpy in not bidding three diamonds. Yes, her partner was a passed hand and she was vulnerable – so what? West’s two-spade response promised 10-plus points. Then North compensated for his partner, leaping to five diamonds. This, in theory, contravened the Law of Total Tricks, because he could assume only a 10-card fit, so should have settled for four diamonds. But he thought the opponents could make at least four spades and wanted to be as big a nuisance as possible. He was pleasantly surprised when there were three passes. East passed because he was happy to hear his partner bid five spades. But West should not have passed. She knew her side had the balance of points and should have doubled or bid higher. Five diamonds went the obvious down two. But minus 200 was very cheap when compared with the easy game available the other way. And with great guessing, EastWest could make six clubs or six spades. As Zia Mahmood says, “If you never double a making contract, you are not doubling often enough.” Do not let the opponents steal the pot.


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FREE! SYCAMORE

BLOCK PARTY Saturday, August 24th from 3-11pm Taking place on Somonauk Street

BARK on the

BLOCK at 4pm Presented by Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor

Live Band from 8-11pm

Food and Beer Garden

DJ Entertainment

Kids’ Activities from 3-6pm


Thursday, August 22, 2013 “Paddle Board Yoga Class” Photo by: Laurie

Upload your photos on My Photos – DeKalb County’s community photo post! Photos on My Photos are eligible to appear in print in Daily Chronicle Classified. Go to Daily-Chronicle.com/myphotos

DID ANYONE FIND A PET RABBIT? Has anyone found a small black and white Dutch rabbit on the south side of DeKalb? His name is Demarcus and we would love to have him back. Please call 815-501-9760

Clare

LARGE ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SALE!

The Clausen Group, LLP DeKalb, IL Currently looking for an experienced accountant to join our growing firm. Applicants should be familiar working in a 'small business' oriented public accounting firm. Responsibilities include: Year-end close-out, income tax preparation, payroll processing and monthly writeup work. At least 3-5 years experience required, CPA designation preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package available. Send resume via email to info@clausengroup.com To learn more about our firm visit us at clausengroup.com

Cat Found 8/19 on North Grove Rd in Sycamore. Young, black, gray & white. 815-341-9948

BATAVIA ESTATE SALE OF 3 GENERATIONS Brand New to Vintage – Explore!

OFFICE

Fast paced Sycamore company looking to add a motivated individual with strong work ethic to our Administrative staff. Candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to work effectively with our clients, sales team, and internal personnel. Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel is a must. Email resume to: sycamorejob@yahoo.com QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER Circle Systems in Hinckley is seeking a Quality Assurance Manager. Email resume to: b.cursio@circlesafe.com WORKING WITH PETS! Regular Drivers License Req'd. Out of State driving req'd along w/other duties. $10/hr. 815-732-6360

Downsizing & selling some of our lovely antiques: Antique sofa & love seat, Eastlake and many other types of chairs & rockers, parlor tables, upright piano w/stool, buffet, Art Deco chandelier, slag glass lamp shade, antique clock, Eastlake dresser w/mirror, vintage forest green Anchor Hocking glassware, great wheel spinning wheel w/attachments, high chair, oak table, walnut table w/5 chairs, book case and many other antiques & collectibles. Too much to list! A MUST-SEE SALE. NO toys or clothes.

Cortland

HAIRSTYLIST FT and PT positions available for Odeon Family Salon located in DeKalb. Apply in person 811 West Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL. Call: 815-764-9027

Friday, Aug. 23 thru Sunday, Aug. 25 9 am til 4 pm each day.

415 Ellen Lane August 23-25. 9-5 on Fri and Sat. 9-1 on Sunday! Something for everyone! From Brand new in the box to Antique and Vintage. We have it all. Tons of Holiday Decorations, Women's clothing, shoes, purses, hats, ladies scarves, dressers, kitchen sets, dishes, sewing machines, some kids stuff, paintings, baskets, living room chairs and end tables, period jewelry, pottery, nuts and bolts, planters, Antique baby furniture, bed frames and headboards... Come Check it Out!

DEKALB MAJOR ESTATE SALE

673 Bayfield Dr Lots of antique, Dale Earnhardt Sr. #3 collectibles, furniture, books, DVD's, lots of misc. and Avon Bottles from the 1950's. Thursday: 8am - 4pm Friday: 8am - 4pm Saturday: 8am - 12pm

Back To School Sale!! 8/23 & 8/24- In The Alley

Friday, August 23

9 to 4

204 & 205 Greenwood Acres Drive Toddler to adult clothes, furniture, table saw, household, antique dishes, Kitchen Aid stand mixer, wedding and formal dresses, too much to list.

DEKALB

201 THORNBROOK RD. FRI 8/23 & SAT 8/24 8am-4pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm Work tools, video games, boys clothes, toys, womens clothes, sheets, kids stuff, bikes, table & chairs & misc

HUGE SALE Furniture, computer desks, electronics, TVs, clothing, dishes & lots of stuff!

DEKALB

CAT – LOST South De Kalb County Area I'm lost, have you seen me? I was near Howison, McGirr and Perry, but could be anywhere. Large neutered male, mostly white with brown patches on his back, and brown on top of face and back of head, and a darker fluffy tail, and was wearing a red collar. If you see me, please call my people at 815-501-9724. $500 FOR SAFE RETURN! Thank you.

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: helpwanted@ shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898

Fri, Sat, Sun 10A-5P 525 S. MAIN ST. Vintage, Designer, Yard Art, Furniture, Jewelry ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED

KATHY'S ESTATE SALES 847-363-4814 Get the job you want at Daily-Chronicle.com/jobs

JOIN THE 4-C TEAM!

Parenting Consultant Provide consultations with parents of young children regarding child development, anticipatory guidance and other parenting topics. Plan parent-child activities together with parents to positively impact their child's development and nurture the parent-child relationship. Some evening work required. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Social Work, Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others and partner with families to foster meaningful relationships in support of the parent-child relationship.

Attn: Esther 155 N. Third St., Ste 300, DeKalb, IL 60115 EOE

The Best Variety of Any Sale This Season.

DeKalb

GARAGE SALE

Furniture sets, assorted kitchenware, table saw, lawn equipment, assorted household items. Great things for students moving into dorms.

HUGE MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE

DEKALB

Sat ONLY 8AM - 5PM 1508 CRAYTON CIRCLE

At Your Service Directory in the back of today's Classified

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 2013 REAL ESTATE OFFERED AT 5:00PM PERSONAL PROPERTY TO FOLLOW. AuctionZip.com info and photos Listing #: 1861844 GO2Wegenerauctions.com REAL ESTATE OFFERED AT 5:00 PM. Ranch style home that includes 2 nice sized bedrooms w/ double closets, master suite w/ full bath, double closet & walkin closet. Home boasts lg dine in kitchen, living room w/vaulted ceilings, full hallway bath, & laundry room just off the kitchen area. Basement is partially finished w/lg family room, 3 storage rooms, full bath w/Jacuzzi tub. Mechanics include; 200 AMP c/b, GFA furnace w/central air, 40 gal hot water heater, sump pump w/battery back up & water softener. Vinyl siding, Crestline windows, Asphalt shingle roof, 2 Car attached garage, fenced in back yard, & 3 car driveway. Plenty of mature trees in a quiet neighborhood south of downtown. For more information or to schedule a private viewing contact Auctioneer, Joe Wegener at 815-766-0756. Terms: $3,000.00 down day of sale with balance due on or before Sept. 30, 2013 at which time full possession will be given. Seller to provide owners policy of title insurance, and a Deed conveying the Real Estate to the buyer. Successful bidder is required to sign a Real Estate Contract to Purchase on the day of sale. Property is being sold in “AS-IS CONDITION” with no disclosures, and no contingencies are being offered in relation to sale of another home or financing. Sellers have the right to accept or refuse any and all bids on the day of sale. Any and All announcements made day of sale take precedence over all prior advertising or statements made. PERSONAL PROPERTY Slot machine, Furniture, Beanie babies, Oak Breakfront China Cabinet, Oak dining table (6 chairs/2 leafs), 3 pc. Dining set (table, buffet, hutch), King bedframe w/split mattress, Oak knee hole desk, Round Formica top table w/chairs, 32” Philips TV and Others, Slate top pool table (7.5’ x 3.5’ mol), Kenmore 500 series gas dryer, Kenmore HD 80 series washer, Roper & Amana refrigerators, Sharp microwave, Kenwood-Yamaha-Sony Stereo equipment, Copper bottom, pots & pans, Usual kitchen flatware, Tupperware, Pressure cookers, Corel ware set, Small electric appliances, Cookbooks, Glassware & lead Crystal serving bowls, Porcelain figurines, Continental slot machine, Large collection Beanie Babies, Cast iron dog bank, Fishing poles, DVD & VHS Tapes, Board games, Fasteners, Hand tools, Workmate bench, Coolers, Electrical fasteners, Storage bins & shelves, Long handle tools, Lawn ornaments, Holiday decorations, Shop vacs, Dog kennels & crates, Hoover steam vac, Pro Form DL Treadmill, Patio furniture, Other Miscellaneous Personal Property Terms and Conditions: Cash or checks with proper I.D. Bid numbers will be used. All items will be settled for before removal. Not responsible for accidents or items after sold. Announcements made at auction will take precedence over all prior advertising. Now accepting Visa & Mastercard (3% Service Charge). NO BUYERS PREMIUMS!

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

Please send cover letter & resume to:

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

Furniture, Housewares, Collectibles, Books...

Saturday, August 24th 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

REAL ESTATE AUCTION

BURLINGTON, IL LARGE ESTATE

Friday & Saturday 9am – 3pm

5-piece Crib/Twin Bedroom Set, organ, Lazyboy chairs, love seat, bikes, desk, bedding, household items, TV, lots of books, vinyl records, and much more.

708 N. 13th St

Check out the

Sideouts September 14, 2013 4018 Roberts Road Island Lake, Illinois 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

DeKalb

Aug. 23 & 24, 8a–4p 5 GREENVIEW CT.

Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting?

Dawsons Treasures Stop N Shop August 31, 2013 26806 N Genesee Street Wauconda, Illinois 4:00 p.m. to ?

Furniture, Antiques, Appliances, Toys, Jewelry, Books & Much, Much More!

Unitarian Universalist

CONTRACTORS WANTED

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

1100 Block of N. 13th Street

(1st house east of Peace Rd)

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DeKalb

U-U-USABLE SALE 158 N. 4th St.

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

Early morning Monday through Saturday. 1 year contract.

636 CHARTER

DeKalb

Snowboard, dog house, dresser, night stand, kitchen chairs, clothing, household, books, golf clubs, and antiques-school desks, Jenny Lind bed frame, and trunk.

Hinckley

9am-5pm

MULTI-FAMILY SALES

Friday 8am - 5pm Saturady 8am – 4pm

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

SYCAMORE Must see Garage Sale at

1626 Longwood Drive

Washer, Dryer, Portable Dishwasher, and many more kitchen items. Desk, Printer and other office items. Chilldren's Toys, Bike and Bed. Mower and 6' X 10' Utility Trailer. Don't miss it!!

FRIDAY 9-5 & SATURDAY 9-2

12499 Barber Greene Rd

Collectibles, dishes, small appliances, kids clothes & toys

Framed autographed Urlacher & Brady jersey, full/queen bed, hide a bed couch, loveseat, chair, couch, book shelves, lrg. Wave slide & swing for wooden swing set, beautiful white twin bed w/drawers, coffee table, desk, new TV wall mount, snowblower, room purifier, belt sander, B&D drill, router, mini saw & other tools, lots of housewares, tons of baby things, maternity clothes, pump, Prego high chair, Bumbo, car seat, sit & stand double stroller, tons of toys, furniture and books, Laugh & Learn House, ride in car, Little Tykes climber & slide, Hello Kitty house & lots more, Spoiled Princess Sale Lots of Items New w/tags Tutus & Petti Dresses Gymboree, Gap, Guess, RL, CK, custom & boutique items. Easily over 1000 items of girls' nb4T clothes, shoes size nb-8. Girls' 10-14, boys 2-3T, juniors, men's women's clothes XS-XXL, name brand Banana, Express, etc.

DEKALB HUGE MULTI FAMILY SALE THURS, FRI, SAT 8-3

9770 KESLINGER Corner of Route 23 Antiques, sports, dorm items, mens stuff, household & MUCH MORE!

DEKALB

SAT, AUG 24 9AM - 3PM 615 N. FIRST ST. Used furniture, household items & more!

Proceeds Benefit Local Non-Profit www.HuskieWire.com All NIU Sports... All The Time

Buying? Selling? Renting? Hiring? To place an ad, call 877-264-2527

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SUPER YARD SALE SAT & SUN AUG 24 & 25 9AM - 6PM 621 HIGH TERRACE 6 piece sofa/loveseat, 2 chairs, 2 ottomans, washing machine, exercise equipment, ladies bags, shoes, clothes, jewerly, children's boys & girls, kitchen, bikes, sports jerseys & LOTS OF MISC!!

HUNTLEY HUGE

SYCAMORE

Sat 8 – 4 1334 LARSON ST Books, tools, toys, games, kitchen items, collectibles, aquarium & reptile supplies & clothing. Cleaning out Garage & Basement!

SYCAMORE

10409 Fair Ln. THURS - SAT AUG 22, 23, 24 8AM - 4:30PM Absolutely Unbelievable Stuff! My loss is your gain! Featured Items: '05 Jeep Liberty LTD Tiger River hot tub, HP pen plotter, bedding and bath accessories, “Chotchkies”, tons of seasonal decorations (inside & out) costume jewelry, computer equipment, small kitchen electrics, appliances, utensils, building materials, tools, pet supplies, household decorations, frames, vases, office supplies & MUCH MORE!!

Too many items to list

Just to name a few!

THURS, FRI, SAT AUG 22, 23, 24 8AM - 3PM (4) ice cream chairs, Joe Camel collectibles, Cub Cadet lawn mower, LOTS of hot wheel cars, Inversion table & MORE!!

Waterman 10444 Crego Rd

FRIDAY ONLY 8-3 AntIques, antique furniture, spinning wheel, ice cream parlor set, tools, and much miscellaneous WEST DUNDEE

Thurs & Fri - 7:30- 2pm Saturday 7:30-Noon

17N681 ADAMS DRIVE

Kirkland

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

N. AURORA

TWO FAMILIES 750 Kelley Dr Fri and Sat 9am–4pm Everything Must Go! Toys, Baby items, Leather Couches, Bikes and More

Sycamore 316 Nichols Drive Friday, Aug 23 8am – 4pm Saturday, Aug 24 8am – 4pm Children and adult clothing, kitchenware, lamps, books, toys, comic books, generator, old and new tools, 1960's era table and memorabilia, other odds and ends.

Sycamore 625 Meadow

Thursday & Friday 8am Lots of household items, furniture, & much miscellaneous.

Ping Pong Table - Good Condition, nicely kept in garage – FREE 815-756-4639 between 4-6pm

Ladies Watch Rings (6) – New, Colored Glass Insert, Silver Case, Make Great Gifts! Moving, Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Pocket Watch - Martin 17 Jewels, Silver Case, Etched Train On Back $200. 815-895-5732

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $299. 630-973-3528

WASHER & DRYER

Work great, moving, need to sell within the week. $275/obo. Refrigerator, great condition! $150. 815-382-5861 WASHER or GAS DRYER, used. $100 each OBO. Both working as of July. 815-508-7347

Antique Enterprise Cherry Pitter $20. 815-895-5732

A little bit of everything Furniture, clothes, toys, captain's bed, household items, and much more!!

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DVD/CD PLAYER 7 Disc, JVC, $50. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725

TV 32” Insignia

Older works perfect, 20” TV/VCR Toshiba, older, 20” TV/VCR Memorex $40/ea. Hampshire, IL. 847-830-9725

2 full size, 3pc bedroom sets; kitchen table/5 chairs; computer desk; dining room table/6 chairs/hutch/buffet; vintage cedar chest. Call for info 225-931-4263 or 815-561-0188 3 Bookcases – Adjustable shelves, natural wood, dentil molding at top, 79” tall x 33” wide, 1 has 2 doors - $40 ea. 815-895-3852 or 815-901-6082 BED SETS COLLEGE SPECIAL Factory Direct Mattresses Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259 Can del. 815-703-3688 Marble table with 6 chairs. Original price $1200, selling for $275/obo. 815-382-5861 Drop leaf table w/2 matching chairs, light maple finish 40” round w/leaves raised, excellent condition, great for small area $125. 630-232-1982 FOLDING TABLE, folds in half Extends up to 12' long, 30” wide. Moves on rollers. $75 each, have 2. 847-515-8012 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

REMINGTON 870 Express Magnum `12 Gauge 2-3/4” or 3” shells. Synthetic stock, black finish. Modified with extra choke. Less than 24 rds used. Asking $325. Must have current FOID card. DeKalb 815-758-0120

BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & PieCake 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 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.

RIDING MOWER - Toro Riding Mower. Wheel horse w/ 16-38 HLX. The deck is 38”. $395. Best time to call 9am-10pm. (815)508-2128

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

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

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

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

Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 Gazebo- 10ft X 10ft Excellent condition. $75 815-756-7145 leave message

Sycamore Fri & Sat 8am-4pm 612 Independence Avenue

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

BARN SALE

Randall Rd to Binnie West 1 mile to Adams LOTS OF MISC STUFF

EVERYTHING GOES-CHEAP!

46" LCD Flat Screen TV $300. Creston. Leave Message, 815-793-1027

Inside- rain or shine

Priced to sell or make an offer. Many items in new or like new condition! Don't Miss Out!

Fri 8/23 & Sat 8/24 9a-4p 35184 Wheeler Rd.

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

Dining Room Set

428 S. LOCUST ST.

TREASURES GALORE & MORE!

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

SATURDAY only 8-2 2309 Dean

DEKALB

Thursday, 8 – 5 Friday, 8 – 5 Saturday, 8 – 2

DeKalb 613 Fairview Drive

1328 N. 14th St.

MOVING sale. Must See!!!! Heron Creek by Muggzies -

Fri 8/23 & Sat 8/24

Fri 8/23 & Sat 8/24 8am – 5pm

2 HOUSEHOLD SALE Antique child's desk, oak sewing cabinet, bentwood chairs, dishes, Longaberger Baskets, teacher supplies, Dept. 56 Dicken's houses, womens' fashions, toddler girl clothing, toys, potty seat, crib with mattress, HP printer, household misc., lamps, portable dishwasher.

SAT, AUG 24 9AM - 5PM

Friday, Aug 23 from 8a-4p & Saturday, Aug 24 from 8a-1p

DEKALB

Tables, chairs, dressers, mini frig., new coffee pots, lawn chairs, love seat, bicycles, weed eaters, snow blower, garden tools, ladders, gas dryer, antiques and collectables, crocks, too much to list it all.

Sycamore

& MUCH MORE!!

249 ROLFE ROAD

Attention: Students, Moms & Dads Need dorm items? We have them.

DEKALB

DeKalb

Baby items, clothes (sz junior & plus), & much miscellaneous.

140 Charter Street

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY

Women/Junior Clothes Sizes 8-18 & S, M, L Boys Clothes sizes 8-14 Shoes, Furniture, Books, Toys, Xbox 360 Games, Movies, Bikes, Household items.

159 W. Pine Ave.

Friday 8/23, 3 to 5 pm and Saturday 8/24, 10 am to 3 pm (On Corn Classic Race Route so no early birds on Sat.)

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

673 Haish Blvd

TANZANIA DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER HUGE, HUGE SALE!

DEKALB ALWAYS INVESTIGATE BEFORE INVESTING ANY MONEY

DEKALB

2 HOUSE QUALITY GARAGE SALE

5329 Rich Road (3-1/2 miles west of Annie Glidden Rd & Rich Rd intersection)

ACCOUNTANT

DEKALB

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike w/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

Display Cabinets (2)

46”Lx20”Wx75”T on casters. $200/ea with 5 adjustable shelves and 12 doll rods each side & back. 815-895-4659

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. 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

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Page D4 • Thursday, August 22, 2013 NEW Spare tire & rim w/bracket for mounting on boat trailer. Tire size-ST175/80D13, load range Dmax. load 1380 lbs@50PSI. $75. Call Bill at 815-756-5888. SHOES - Boy's Men's Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $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 STORM DOOR - white, never used $90 (Dekalb) Comfort Bilt model 353939 Athens with window midview. In original package - never opened. 815-751-0115 WORK GLOVES – 300 pr., New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $100 for all, will separate. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

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I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan AIR CONDITIONER - Large, 240 Volt AC, In Great Working Order, $140, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled W/Back Support & Carrying /Pulling Rope, Like New, $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

DEKALB: 2BR-$600 mo. Newly remodeled. Avail. 8/25/13. Nice Neighborhood. Water and garbage incl. 815-756-1424

GENOA LARGE 1 BEDROOM

SYCAMORE 1041 DeKalb Ave. 3 BR / 2 BA – Must See! Call (815) 501-8226 Open House – Aug. 24, 1- 5

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

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

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

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

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

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.

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

We Pay The Best!

WANTED! I Buy Old Envelopes Stamps Collections 815-758-4004

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

418 N. 1st St.

2007 JAYCO POP UP CAMPER Like new, very CLEAN; air conditioner, heater, running water/sink, hot water heater, refrigerator, 2 burner stove w/propane hookup for indoor/outdoor use, electricity/outlets, lights, fans, sleeps 6 with king/double/sofa beds, electric brakes included. Original owners in Genoa, asking $5,000. 815-751-4505.

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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.

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

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1527 Mayflower Drive Impressive maintenance free 3-4 BD Ranch in desirable location. 3season rm, full bsmt. Great flr plan! Allen Collins EyeSell Real Estate (815) 757-2064

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SYCAMORE 2 BEDROOM 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

DeKalb 2BR, Quiet Residential

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

Clean, freshly painted. $850/mo + security + utilities. 630-248-1939 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 Available Now 2 BR Lower Off-street parking, W/D 815-793-4933 DeKalb Exc For Grad Studnts 2BR in quiet bldg, parking, heat incl, $800/mo. 815-895-5047

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

SYCAMORE ~ 2BR DUPLEX

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

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.

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

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM

Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580 DeKalb. 2BR, 2BA. W/D, 2 car garage, frplc. $900/mo+1st, last, sec dep. 630-906-7367 Daily Chronicle Classified It works.

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4BR, 2BA remodeled home. 10 minutes South of DeKalb, DeKalb Schools. Get qualified for USDA 100% Financing Program. Great way to buy a home.

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

DeKalb-2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Smoking, No Pets $900 815-758-0591

DeKalb. 3/4BR. Hardwood floors. All appls. Garage. Large, fenced yard. $995/mo+utils. Sec dep req. 815-405-1000

DeKalb. 3BR, 1BA. 403 Wood St. $900/mo. Quiet, super-safe, cottage style house. For nature lovers, great area, fenced in park-like setting, huge trees. Knotty pine eat-in kitchen, W/D hookup, garage. Approved pets & Sect 8 OK. Utils+ dep. Won't last long. Oct move-in. 815-739-3740

SYCAMORE LOWER 2BR

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

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DEKALB 2 BR Quiet 311 N. 2nd Near NIU No pets $675/mo+1st, last, sec. Refs req. 815-751-2546 dwelldekalb.com

Laundry, parking, no pets. $650/mo + sec. 815-519-8073

Exc cond/location. Garage, yard. C/A, W/D, no smkg, $775/mo + 1st, last sec, ref. 815-761-7118

DEKALB OPEN HOUSE

4-5BR, 3BA, new appl, W/D, 2 car gar, no smoking, $1395/mo + 1st, last security. 815-751-3806

DEKALB 1 & 2 BEDROOM

DeKalb 2BR,1BA Duplex

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

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Sycamore Spacious 407 W. State St., 2 Br. downtown. Very secure bldg. w/prkng. Some utilities, W/D & Sec. system incl. 815-761-3961

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Neighborhood. $785/mo, incl heat, no pets, Section 8 OK. 815-758-1641

1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD

Available Sept 1st. Quiet, residential area, walk to downtown. Appl incl. 815-758-6580

815-758-0600

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

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: kdengstrom@gmail.com for further info

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH

Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo. DEKALB 2 BEDROOM Quiet Lifestyle, $685

Starting at $645

DeKalb: 2BR, 2.5BA. Enclave Subdiv. 2 car garage, all appls incl. $1000/mo Townsend Management 815-787-7368

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

Genoa: 1200 sq. ft., 2BR, 1BA, hrdwd flrs, unfin. bsmnt, W/D, lrg fenced yrd w/shed, pets OK $1000/mo. 630-803-5757 LEE, 2400 sq ft Ranch Farmette on 4 acres, 3BD, 1.5 BA, totally updated. Fam Rm w/ vaulted ceiling, skylights, gas frplce. Unfin walkout bsmnt.Huge deck, sm dog ok.Nonsmoking. Well & Septic. Propane appliances, no garage. Full access to 40x40 barn w/ 2 horse stall/hay loft. 6-12 mo lease avail. $1405/mo. Loc Rt.30 & County Line, 18 miles SW of DeKalb. 815-824-2981 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 3BR $1250 Also DeKalb 3BR, $750 1 car garage, laundry. 815-739-4536 Sycamore Woodgate 1607 Meadowbrook Ct., 3BR Ranch 1BA, W/D, A/C, refrig, stove, 2 car attch. gar., no smoking/pets. $950/mo + utils, 1st, last, sec. 815-739-5250

Recently remodeled 2BR, 1BA Upper. New Windows, Paint & Appliances. Washer/Dryer & Garage included. $700/month.

815-758-7368

SYCAMORE ~ 630 S. CROSS Charming 1BR, appliances, W/D. No pets, no smoking. $675/mo + 1st & security. Agent owned. 815-762-0819

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Student or employed male. $300 incl utilities, need references 815-758-7994

DeKalb 1 Bedroom, Near NIU st

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

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

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Town Home $3000 TOWARD CLOSING COSTS. HOME WARRANTY A GREAT VALUE AT $139,000

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Gerald E. Carlson of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Tamara Templeton 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 13, 2013 /S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS

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

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

1 st floor, 1 bath, 2 porches overlooks lake, may have boat. Upscale remodel, good schools, no pets. $1,195/mo. 630-655-2888 Cell 630-899-8899 De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879

HINCKLEY - 47x50 commercial building in Hinckley for lease. 11x12 door, office, bathroom, insulated, gas furnace, large shop area. 3-phase electric, I-2 medium industrial zoning. One block off Rt. 30. $950 monthly plus utilities. 815-690-6592

The Knolls

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

HOT TUB ~ 7 PERSON

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

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

815-757-1907

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Will BUY UR USED

SYCAMORE - 3 BR CONDO Newly remodeled, 1.5 BA, garage, basement. NO PETS / SMOKING. $975+ utilities. 815-739-1515

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.

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Crystal Lake 2BR Duplex

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DeKalb: 2-3BR Townhome Great neighborhood. All appls incl. Townsend Management 815-787-7368

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

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PUBLIC NOTICE F12120631 DMI IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Old Second National Bank Plaintiff, vs. Martin Roush aka Martin L. Roush; Martin L. Roush, Trustee under the provisions of a Trust Agreement dated the 2nd day of September, 2009, known as Trust No. 101; Woodgate of Sycamore Improvement Association; Woodgate of Sycamore Condominiums Association No. 2; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Trust Agreement dated the 2nd day of September, 2009, known as Trust No. 101; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 166 Property Address: 1816 Kerrybrook Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Unknown Beneficiaries of the Trust Agreement dated the 2nd day of September, 2009, known as Trust No. 101 and UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, defendants in the above entitled cause, that suit has been commenced against you and other defendants in the Circuit Court for the Judicial Circuit by said plaintiff praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: PARCEL 1: UNIT 43-1 IN WOODGATE OF SYCAMORE CONDOMINIUMS NO. 2 AS DELINEATED ON THE SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF REAL ESTATE: PART OF CERTAIN LOTS IN LEE-HOLT ADDITION TO SYCAMORE IN PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5, ALL EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT C TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUMS RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 80-03800 AS SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS. PARCEL 2: THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO THE USE OF GARAGE SPACE NO. 43-1-G, A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT, AS DELINEATED ON THE SURVEY ATTACHED TO THE DECLARATION AFORESAID RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 80-03800 AS SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME. P.I.N.: 09-06-183-021 Said property is commonly known as: 1816 Kerrybrook Court, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, and which said mortgage(s) was/were made by Martin Roush aka Martin L. Roush; Martin L. Roush, Trustee under the provisions of a Trust Agreement dated the 2nd day of September, 2009, known as Trust No. 101 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds as Document Number 2011010417 and for other relief; that Summons was duly issued out of the above Court against you as provided by law and that said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in the said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of the Court at DEKALB County on or before September 23, 2013, a default may be taken against you at any time after that date and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Steven C. Lindberg Attorney for Plaintiff FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I556090 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 22, 29 & September 5, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GERALD E. CARLSON, DECEASED. CASE NO. 13 P 103

Ronald G. Klein Attorney for the Estate of Gerald E. Carlson KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 15, 22 & 29, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY LOU NEWQUIST, DECEASED. CASE NO. 13 P 63 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Mary Lou Newquist of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Jeffrey L. Lewis on July 24, 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 13, 2013 /S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Jeffrey L. Lewis Attorney for the Estate of Mary Lou Newquist KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380

Notice of Election Union Drainage District #3 of Virgil Township and Cortland Township will hold an Election on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 for a commissioner for a three year term. The Election will be held at the Virgil Township office, 302 Willow Street, Maple Park, IL, 60151. The hours for the election shall be 2:00pm until 4:00pm. All landowners in the District are eligible to vote. Date August 1, 2013 /s/ Thomas M. Hartwell Kane County Circuit Clerk (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 22 & 29, 2013.)

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE UNION DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 3 OF VIRGIL AND CORTLAND TOWNSHIPS CASE #84 MC 8

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