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students will begin the school year today knowing they will return to class Thursday. The DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association announced last week that its members would strike Thursday if a deal wasn’t reached by Tuesday night. “That was a driving factor for all of us,” school board President Tom Matya said. “We wanted to make sure we had a fair deal for our taxpayers, and obviously they wanted a fair deal. But no one wanted to go on strike, and

By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 board members approved a new three-year contract with the teachers’ union Tuesday, ending any possibility of a strike. Board members met in closed session for about 35 minutes and had no public discussion Tuesday morning before approving the new contract by a 5-0 vote, with two board members abstaining. The move means district

What it means for teachers n 2013-14: Pay freeze, minor insurance changes, no compulsory bus duty n 2014-15: 3.22 percent raise n 2015-16: 3.37 percent raise that’s what brought the sides together.” Board members Nina Fontana and Cohen Barnes abstained from the vote because both have relatives who teach

in the district. Nina Fontana’s son, T.J. Fontana, is the teachers’ union spokesman. The new contract includes a hard freeze on teacher salaries for the upcoming school year. For 2014-15, the contract allows for a 1.1 percent payscale increase and a “step” increase of 2.12 percent, and for 2015-16, the “step” increase remains the same, but the pay scale increases an additional 1.25 percent. “We feel good about this new contract,” T.J. Fontana said. “Our membership here

is understanding of the times that we’re in. We knew that this was not going to be a lucrative financial contract.” District 428 is facing a $2.7 million budget deficit for the upcoming school year, which school officials will cover using reserve funds. The district received a $21 million construction grant in 2011 and is free to use that money however it sees fit. “This will help us a great deal with our budget,” Matya

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Nina Cohen Fontana Barnes Board members Nina Fontana and Cohen Barnes abstained from the vote because both have relatives who teach in the district.

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DeKalb High sports new cheer team

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, the nation’s first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks today at a nationwide commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality. President O b a m a Barack b e l i e v e s h i s Obama success in attaining the nation’s highest political office is a testament to the dedication of King and others, and that he would not be the current Oval Office occupant if it were not for their willingness to persevere through repeated imprisonments, bomb threats and blasts from billy clubs and fire hoses. “When you are talking about Dr. King’s speech at the March on Washington, you’re talking about one of the maybe five greatest speeches in American history,” Obama said in a radio interview Tuesday. “And the words that he

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Freshman Rebecca Butler runs through a cheer with the DeKalb Sparkles during a cheer practice Aug. 21 at DeKalb High School. The Sparkles is an inclusive team bringing special needs students, like Butler, together with her cheerleading peers. The school partners with a nonprofit group called Sparkle Effect that supports these kinds of teams across the country.

DeKalb Sparkles includes special needs students By FELIX SARVER DeKALB – Rebecca Butler isn’t the type of teenager to help a soccer team win a game or to excel in other competitive activities. She didn’t hit all of her milestones, such as walking and talking, at the same time as most children. She was diagnosed as developmentally delayed

at age 7, which meant her emotional and intellectual abilities did not match her age. But when her mother Janet Butler found out about the Sparkle Effect, a nonprofit organization dedicated to jump-starting inclusive cheerleading teams nationwide, she approached DeKalb High School Principal Tamra

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Junior Edith Reynolds runs through a new cheer with the DeKalb Sparkles during a cheer practice Aug. 21 at DeKalb High School.

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‘Theatre of Tomorrow’ in the limelight again VIEWS Jillian Duchnowski Tom Rogers and his three daughters were full of dreams when they founded the Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology in 2008. They bought the former DeKalb Theater at 145 N. Third St., and Jaime Rogers, Tom’s oldest daughter, suggested naming the business after her mother, Deb, who lost her battle with cancer in September 2006. Tom, Jaime and his other daughters, Sarah and Becky Rogers, had talked casually of going into business together, but Deb Rogers’ death made everything more pressing. “When you’re hit with the reality that tomorrow is not promised to any of us, it brings a sense of urgency to today,” Tom Rogers said. As they strove to build a business that would help talented young people build a career, they thought they might restore the old marquee someday. That day came in April, when crews with Wagner Electric Sign Co. of Elyria, Ohio, removed the marquee from its building to take it back to Ohio for restoration. DeKalb city leaders approved spending up to $90,000 to restore the landmark using tax increment financing, which is a special taxing district that sets aside taxes associated with increased property values for economic development. Debutantes is going to cover the cost of operating the sign, which is powered through 12 20-amp circuits, Tom Rogers said. “I’m afraid to do the math, but I bet our electric bill is going to double,” he said. “And it’s pretty substantial already.” The restoration process was rather scientific. Crews used old black-andwhite photographs and analyzed the layers of paint on the sign to determine which pigments had the least exposure to the elements and were most like the original, Tom Rogers

WASHINGTON – Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months. The Conference Board, a New Yorkbased private research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 81.5 in August. That’s up from a revised reading of 81 in July. And it’s just below the 82.1 reading in June, which was the highest since January 2008. Consumers’ income expectations, which fell earlier this year after a January tax hike, rebounded to the highest level in 2½ years, said Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board’s economic indicators. Although consumers were more confident about the future, their assessment of the current economy dipped slightly in August. “Consumer sentiment is holding steady, supported by advances in

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Crews work to install the DeKalb Theater marquee Tuesday before tackling the on-site fabrication needed to finish restoring the sign at Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, 145 N. Third St. in DeKalb. The single-screen theater operated from 1949 to 1991 and has housed several businesses since then. The fully restored marquee will be showcased at a ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. said. They also analyzed the glass neon tubes. Tom Rogers visited the marquee in Elyria while he was in the area Aug. 10 and 11 for the 155-mile Pelotonia bike tour, which raises money for cancer research . The large sign returned to DeKalb, and crews worked to install it Tuesday. They had a couple of days of fabrication work left before a community ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Thursday celebrates the restored marquee as a throwback to a different era for downtown DeKalb. The theater operated with a single screen from 1949 to 1991. After the theater went out of business, several other businesses used the space and left the marquee dark. But decades ago, the theater opened in March 1949 as “Theatre of Tomorrow,” a tagline that still tickles Tom Rogers. In retrospect, it’s a little funny, but he figures it’s full of optimism. “I love that the owners of the theater were excited to bring this theater to the community and believed their best days were yet to come,” Tom Rog-

ers said in a news release. “I believe the same thing today. The future of DeKalb is indeed bright, and every night when these lights are turned on, I hope others will be encouraged by the progress being made in this city and will want to be part of whatever that future will bring.” He’s inviting everyone for free popcorn and a short ceremony before officially lighting the marquee for the first time in 22 years. Ahem. Well, perhaps Thursday night will be the second time the marquee is lit in 22 years. Tom Rogers expects they will make sure it lights up before the public ceremony. “We’ll find some time to test it,” he said, laughing. “Wouldn’t that be a thrill: You go to throw the switch and nothing happens?”

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U.S. consumer confidence edges up n FEELING UPBEAT: Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on rosier expectations for the next six months. n THE NUMBERS: The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said consumer confidence index rose to 81.5 in August. That’s up from a revised reading of 81 in July. And it’s just below the 82.1 reading in June, which was the highest since January 2008. n EXPECTING BETTER PAY: Consumers’ income expectations, which fell earlier this year after a January tax hike, rebounded to the highest level in 2½ years.

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“New plant varieties and new production techniques have been discovered that eliminate many of the problems that farmers who planted cover crops in the 1980s and ’90s experienced.” Quinn touted the idea Tuesday at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur. “We can learn from these pilot programs to help our farmers increase their productivity and save the land,” he told reporters.


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Harry Potter flies into library for party Board members

approve D-427 budget for ’14

Popular book series celebrates 15th anniversary By DANA HERRA DeKALB – Small, blackrobed figures entered the DeKalb Public Library on Tuesday afternoon through a “brick wall” sponge-painted on a glass door. The door represented Platform 9¾, which, as any fan of the Harry Potter series of books and movies knows, is the way to find the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The library held a Harry Potter Party, partially funded with a grant from Scholastic, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the series’s first book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Library staff – many also in costume – directed herds of children between the activities, which included a horcrux hunt, a craft table where they could make a Deathly Hallows charm or a golden snitch, and a House Cup Trivia Tournament. “I planned the Star Wars party last April, and I love Harry Potter more than Star Wars, so this was even more fun,” said Darcy Tatlock, the library’s ‘tween coordinator, who planned many of the activities. “I’m getting to share my love of Harry Potter with everyone else who loves Harry Potter.” Tatlock was excited about Northern Illinois University’s presence at the party as well, she said. Some members of the university’s quidditch team – a sport played on broomsticks in the Potter fantasy world – were scheduled to do a meet and greet, and NIU’s STEM Outreach did a chemistry workshop,


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Ava Bickner, 9, dressed as a Ravenclaw student for Tuesday’s Harry Potter party at the DeKalb Public Library. The party was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first of the Harry Potter books. BELOW: Olivia Rohlman, 9, contemplates her next chess move during a Harry Potter party Tuesday at the library.

On the Web To view a photo gallery from Tuesday’s Harry Potter 15th anniversary party at the DeKalb Public Library, visit aka potions class. By the library fireplace, a crocheted version of Hogwarts’ sorting hat sorted children into the school’s four houses based on their answers to a series of multiple-choice questions. Daniel Martin, 7, said it was easy to figure out which answers would get him sorted into his favorite house, Gryffindor. Daniel’s sister, Susana, 9, and her friend McKenna Nonnenmann, 9, snacked with Daniel at the Gryffindor

table. “I’m glad I got in Gryffindor and not something stinky like Slytherin,” Susana said. “I just wish I knew how to play chess so I could play wizard’s chess.” Susana has read all seven of the Harry Potter books and seen the first four movies, she said, calling the series one of

her favorites. Her mother, Jeanette Martin, said she first read “Sorcerer’s Stone” when she was pregnant with Susana, and likes the range of people the series appeals to. “Younger kids still love it, and now you have people who have grown up with it,” she said. “It’s really cool, actually.”

SYCAMORE – School board members of Sycamore School District 427 unanimously approved the budget for this school year. Nicole Stuckert, director of financial services for the school district, said the revenue for the final budget has increased because of housing starts in the community. The final budget was also positively affected by the contract negotiations between the school district and the Sycamore Education Association this summer. A tentative version of the budget was held for public inspection 30 days before the meeting, and a public hearing for the final budget was held Tuesday before board members approved it. Revenues for the operational budget next school year will be about $45 million, with expenses reaching about $49 million. The estimated fund balance, or savings, is expected to be at $15.7 million. Some school board members and district officials were not too concerned about the deficit level for the school district. For fiscal 2014, which began July 1 and ends June 30 next year, the projected operational deficit is at $4.3 million. Board Vice President Steve Nelson said he was pleased with the positive direction the district is heading with its deficit. He was also pleased



Operating Budget for fiscal 2014 n Revenues: $45.4 million n Expenses: $49.7 million n Estimated fund balance: $15.7 million n Deficit: $4.3 million with the revenues. “Our revenues have increased,” he said. “Hopefully, things will continue in that direction, too.” Stuckert said there’s always a concern with deficit spending for the school district. “We do have the reserves,” she said. “We know we don’t have to submit a deficit plan to the state of Illinois. We’re not at that point yet.” The Illinois State Board of Education requires school districts to develop a deficit reduction plan if the fund balance reserves are less than three times the deficit, which Sycamore is not required to do. Stuckert said the district plans on controlling deficit spending with program analysis, which involves looking at the budgets for each building. The district also plans on working with PMA Financial Services to develop five-year financial projections. The school board will expect a presentation in October.

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Governor vetoes mass transit contracts bill By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn rejected a bill Tuesday that would have allowed Illinois’ mass transit agencies to spend more on projects without giving public notice or going through a bidding process, a decision the Chicago Democrat indirectly linked to a hiring scandal at Metra. The legislation would have increased the no-bid limit to $40,000 from $10,000. But in

his veto message Quinn said there are major problems with public transportation in the Chicago region. He then plugged his recently formed task force that is coming up with reforms for Metra as the commuter rail agency deals with fallout from allegations of improper dealings with politicians. Quinn’s panel, which includes former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, will also look at the Regional Transit Authority that oversees Me-

tra, PACE and the Chicago Transit Authority. “It is clear that the current mass transit gover- Gov. Pat nance system Quinn in Northeastern Illinois is not working for taxpayers and riders,” Quinn said in the written veto message. The bill was originally aimed at PACE, which pro-

vides bus service in Chicago’s suburbs, according to a bill sponsor, state Sen. Terry Link of WaukePatrick gan. He said the Fitzgerald bill was intended to update limits that were set in state statute decades ago and keep up with inflation. He and co-sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita, a Blue Island Democrat, said the bidding

process can also take months and slow down repairs and projects. However, Link said Tuesday that he understood Quinn’s efforts and would not move to override his decision. “The things that are going on with Metra, I can’t disagree with the veto of the governor,” Link said. On Tuesday, Metra’s board of directors named Don Orseno interim executive director. The previous CEO, Alex Clifford, resigned in June, saying he was forced out for




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Born: Jan. 28, 1976, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Aug. 23, 2013 SYCAMORE – Benjamin A. Henderson III, of Sycamore, Ill. departed this world peacefully Aug. 23, 2013. Benjamin was born Jan. 28, 1976, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, the first-born of Benjamin Jr. and Cindy (Ellen Deloney) Henderson. His original nickname was “Lil Ben,” and he was so uncharacteristically timid, the blowing of the wind would make him gasp. Later in life that timidity would be replaced by a gentleness of spirit, earning him the nickname “Gentle Ben.” He was educated in Sycamore public schools, graduating in 1994. For reasons unknown, Ben decided in his early teens that he should play guitar. He took three guitar lessons and then began to teach himself by playing heavy metal music. As an adolescent he enjoyed playing soccer and baseball with his favorite team – Hagan’s Ace Hardware. He played baseball beginning with tee ball and then through high school, during which time he met some of his best friends. Their friendship spilled into and strengthened Ben’s earliest love: video games. Ben pursued his dream career in video game design. He began attending Westwood College of Technology and Design, pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Game Art and Multimedia Design, a degree he proudly obtained in December 2012. During his school tenure and in preparation for graduation, Ben composed an online portfolio of work available for viewing at http://masterhendu. Ben cared immensely for his family and close friends: his mother, father and little sister meant the world to him and he was very close to his cousins, aunts and uncles and best friends. Ben is survived by his mother, Cindy; sister, Heather; aunt, Sylvia (Tootie) Lane; uncles, Albert J. Deloney III, Shannon and Tyrone Henderson; cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ben was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, Benjamin Franklin and Gussie Henderson, and Albert J. and Blanchie Mae Deloney Jr.; and his father, Benjamin Henderson Jr. Family welcoming of visitors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at First Baptist Church, 530 W. State St., Sycamore, with a service beginning at 11 a.m. Arrangements were completed by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. To sign the online guest book, visit www. or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA members, Ethan Plote (from left), Cody Wrobel, Melanie Bennett, Cordell Wiesbrook, Stephen Riskedal and Glen Larson, attend the Farm Progress Show on Tuesday in Decatur. The Somonauk High School ag education program received a $10,000 grant at the show.

Somonauk agriculture program receives grant By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SOMONAUK – Somonauk High School’s ag education program is the recipient of a $10,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant through the Monsanto Fund. Ag teacher Toni Saso, school administrators and several ag students were on hand to receive the grant Tuesday at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur before returning to Somonauk to share the good news at an open house. The ag education program at Somonauk High School also serves students from Leland and Sandwich, who leave their home schools to attend class in Somonauk. “With reductions in state funding, we need to seize every opportunity,” Superin-

The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPARTA – A southern Illinois funeral home is defending its decision to hold onto the cremains of two people who died last year until their survivors pay the outstanding funeral expenses and related interest. McDaniel and Lee Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sparta, southeast of St. Louis, isn’t saying how much is owed by survivors of Shane Inselmann and Deborah Hubert, the Belleville News-Democrat reported Tuesday. Inselmann died in November, and Hubert passed away in April 2012. Both were 45.

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Nathan Lee, an owner of the funeral home, said it has a written agreement with at least one of the families saying until the debt is paid, the cremains will be kept in urns at the funeral home. Terry Plummer, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association’s president and acting executive director, said that while the funeral home isn’t part of the group, it’s against the group’s ethics to hang on to any human remains, even with a written agreement. Plummer added that funeral directors sometimes go unpaid for services and that the proper recourse is to take the matter to a small-claims court or ask a judge to attach

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Benton marker to honor George Harrison visit BENTON – A half-century since he was the Beatle in Benton, the late George Harrison is being memorialized in the southern Illinois city. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reported the Franklin County city of 7,000 will unveil a historical marker Sept. 21 to commemorate the late George Harrison’s 1963 visit to see his sister, Linda Harrison Caldwell. She’s set to attend the dedication. Harrison’s stay in Benton occurred while the Beatles were soaring up the charts in England, but before they made their ballyhooed trip to the United States.

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the debt to a property deed, thus keeping the property from being transferred to another owner if the debt remained unpaid. “There is this Walmart mentality among some funeral directors that you pay before you leave the store,” Plummer said. Dale Lehr, the father of Hubert, told the newspaper he was shocked to learn his daughter’s cremated remains still were with the funeral home, saying “I think that’s just not right.” Lehr, of Laveen, Ariz., insisted he left $1,500 with another relative the day of the funeral to cover the expense and assumed the debt had been paid.

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third grant Saso has obtained this year for a total of $14,000. She used a previous grant to attend a program in Minnesota, making Somonauk one of only four schools in the state to receive national certification. The certification includes a curriculum that crosses into the areas of science, math and English. “Somonauk needed a more rigorous course to replace the freshman-level course,” Saso said. The new laptops make implementing the new curriculum easier, she said. “These [laptops] make learning more fun and easier to share information,” said Stephen Riskedal, a junior from Leland. “[Saso] is taking our students in the direction they need to go,” Green said.

model for helping women reach their full leadership potential. The ATHENA recognition is a national program sponsored locally by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC and the Daily Chronicle. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday. Nomination forms are available at the DeKalb Chamber office, 164 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, and online at For more information, call the chamber at 815-756-6306 or email Rosalie Williams at

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tendent Dawn Green said at the open house. Saso said she already has used the grant funds, which were specifically to be used to improve math and science, to purchase 36 laptops for student use. “This changes the classroom dynamic,” Saso said. “Ag education is about so much more than production agriculture. It’s leadership, it’s communication.” Saso sought the grant after Somonauk was nominated for it by several area farmers. “I don’t know how many nominated us, but I know it was more than just people from Somonauk, Leland and Sandwich. Farmers from all over DeKalb County helped make this happen,” Saso said. Green said this is the

SYCAMORE – A 14-year-old skateboarder was injured Monday after she was hit by a car near Sycamore. The skateboarder was headed south on Brickville Road south of North Grove Road about 3:10 p.m. Monday when a southbound 1994 Honda Sedan hit her from behind, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. An ambulance from the Sycamore Fire Department took her to Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Sheriff’s police were unable to release more details Tuesday on her condition. The sedan’s driver, Shannon L. Pham, 17, of the 500 block of DeKalb Avenue in DeKalb, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

resisting pressure from politicians, including House Speaker Michael Madigan, over personnel and contract decisions. Madigan has denied wrongdoing. The accusations have prompted investigations by the state’s inspector general and a House ethics panel. They also led some lawmakers to call Clifford’s $718,000 severance deal “hush money.” Five of Metra’s 11 board members resigned in the wake of allegations.

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Momentum grows for military strikes on Syria By ALBERT AJI and GREGORY KATZ The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria – Momentum appeared to build Tuesday for Western military action against Syria, with the U.S. and France saying they are in position for a strike, while the government in Damascus vowed to use all possible measures to repel it. The prospect of a dramatic U.S.-led intervention into Syria’s civil war stemmed from the West’s assertion – still not endorsed by U.N. inspectors – that President Bashar Assad’s government

was responsible for an alleged chemical attack on civilians outside Damascus on Aug. 21 that the group Doctors Without Borders says killed 355 people. Assad denies the claim. The Arab League also threw its weight behind calls for punitive action, blaming the Syrian government for the attack and calling for those responsible to be brought to justice. British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament to hold an emergency vote Thursday on his country’s response. It is unlikely that any international

military action would begin before then. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. mili t a r y f o r c e s Chuck Hagel stand ready to U.S. Defense strike Syria at Secretary once if President Barack Obama gives the order, and French President Francois Hollande said France was “ready to punish those who took the heinous decision to gas innocents.” Obama is weighing a response focused narrowly on punishing Assad for violating

international agreements that ban the use of chemical weapons. Officials said the goal was not Walid to drive Assad al-Moallem from power Syrian foreign or impact the minister broader trajectory of Syria’s bloody civil war, now in its third year. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the West should be under no illusion that bombing Syrian military targets would help end the violence in Syria, an



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Egyptian men play backgammon outside a juice bar Sunday hours after a nighttime curfew went into effect in the Garden City neighborhood of Cairo. The curfew has been a shock to Cairo, a city where cafes stay packed into the night and parents routinely take their children out for dinner nearing midnight. The military-backed government’s curfew, after violent unrest brought on by the July 3 coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, slashed the typical Cairo 24-hour life to just 11 hours.

Cairo’s nighttime curfew sparks defiance, boredom The ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO – In every corner of the Egyptian capital, a bustling city of 18 million that rarely sleeps, people are locked up in their homes at night under a military-imposed curfew that has driven people up the walls, sometimes literally. To kill time, one said he spent the night counting flowers on his wallpaper – a staggering 865. Another tested how many cucumbers he can fit in a refrigerator drawer. A third calculated the speed of an ant crawling on his balcony rail. The curfew has been a shock to Cairo, a city where cafes stay packed into the night and parents routinely take their children out for dinner nearing midnight. The two-week-old military-backed government’s curfew, after violent unrest brought on by the July 3 coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, slashed the typical Cairo 24-

hour life to just 13 hours. Forced to close early, businesses and restaurants are hurting in a city where nightlife is a key source of income. The city’s metro system reportedly loses $71,500 a day. So how have people handled what some online have referred to as “British boarding school [Hades]?” A few have defiantly attempted to break the curfew, dodging the abundant police and military checkpoints on major highways and overpasses. They have organized underground slumber parties, publicized among friends via social media and mass text messages. One cafe in the upscale neighborhood of Zamalek even opened for the first time less than two weeks ago and almost all its business has come after curfew hours. On a recent night, tables were full of people smoking shishas, the water pipe tobacco. “The first few days we were conforming to the curfew, but

then people demanded we stay open later and so we did,” said manager Mohammed, who asked his last name and the name of the cafe not be published to avoid reprisals. “People are just not used to sitting at home or adhering [to rules].” Four students at the cafe studied for a marketing exam for their summer course. “Before the curfew, I am home. After the curfew, I go out,” said Mahmoud Emam, 20, as he and his friends laughed. Others chose to flee the heat and turmoil in Cairo to the Mediterranean coastline, where the curfew doesn’t exist. Weddings, also typically held close to midnight with parties lasting until dawn, have been postponed. Many find it a challenge to fill the time. Some predicted a baby boom next winter. Cynics suggest a hike in divorce rates – spouses are locked up together for longer hours.

Squelching Sierra fires left forest ready to burn The ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say. The fire had ravaged 282 square miles by Tuesday, the biggest in the Sierra’s recorded history and one of the largest on record in California. Containment increased to 20 percent but about 4,500 structures remained threatened and firefighters were making stands at Tuolumne City and other mountain communities. The blaze was just 40 acres when it was discovered Aug. 17 near a road in Stanislaus National Forest, but firefighters had no chance of stopping it in the early days. Fueled by thick forest floor vegetation in steep river canyons, it exploded to 10,000 acres 36 hours later, then to

destruction before the U.S.led invasion of that country. “They have a history of lies – Iraq,” he said. Vice President Joe Biden said there was no question that Assad was responsible for the attack – the highest-ranking U.S. official to say so – and the White House dismissed as “fanciful” the notion that anyone other than Assad could be to blame. “Suggestions that there’s any doubt about who’s responsible for this are as preposterous as a suggestion that the attack did not occur,” spokesman Jay Carney said.

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General’s confidence, competence fuel career AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The first woman to lead the Air Force Academy says she faced resistance and sexual harassment in her career, but competence and confidence helped her push through the ranks to one of the top jobs in the service. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said in an interview Tuesday she isn’t surprised that 32 years passed between her graduation from the academy in 1981 – in the second Lt. Gen. class to inMichelle clude womJohnson en – and her appointment as its first female superintendent. “It takes 32 years to make a lieutenant general,” she said referring to the experience and training it takes to reach the threestar rank required for the superintendent’s job. She became superintendent Aug. 12 at a time the military is under increasing pressure from Congress and the president to prevent sexual assaults. The Pentagon estimated in May that up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year. A series of sexual assault scandals made clear how serious the problem is, including allegations of misconduct against officers who led sexual assault prevention programs and a commander overturning a sexual assault conviction. Johnson acknowledged she suffered sexual harassment but didn’t provide specifics. “It’s not been a systematic thing,” she said. Her response was along the lines of “Knock it off,” she said.

ally of Moscow, and he pointed to the volatile situations in Iraq and Libya that he said resulted from foreign military intervention. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said his country would use “all means available” to defend itself. “We have the means to defend ourselves and we will surprise everyone,” he said. At a news conference in Damascus, al-Moallem challenged Washington to present proof to back up its accusations and he also likened the allegations to false American charges in 2003 that Iraq possessed weapons of mass

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The Rim Fire burns through trees Tuesday near Yosemite National Park, Calif. Firefighters gained some ground Tuesday against the huge wildfire burning forest lands in the western Sierra Nevada, including parts of Yosemite National Park. 54,000 acres and 105,620 acres within the next two days. On its 11th day it had surpassed 179,400 acres, becoming the seventh-largest California wildfire in records dating to 1932. Federal forest ecologists say that historic policies of fire suppression to protect Sierra timber interests left a centu-

ry’s worth of fuel in the fire’s path. “That’s called making the woodpile bigger,” said Hugh Stafford, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service in California. Two years of drought and a constant slow warming across the Sierra Nevada also worked to turn the Rim Fire into an

inferno. For years forest ecologists have warned that Western wildfires will only get worse. “Every year the summer temperatures are a little warmer, hence the conditions for burning are a little more auspicious,” said Stafford. “People can deny it all they want but it’s happening. Every year the fuels are a little bit drier.” The Rim Fire’s exponential growth slowed only after hitting areas that had burned in the past two decades, and Stafford says that shows the utility of prescribed and natural burns that clear brush and allow wildfires to move rapidly without killing trees. “If you look at the Sierra Nevada as a whole, by far the largest portion hasn’t seen a fire since the 1910s and 1920s, which is very unnatural,” said Stafford, who has authored several papers on the increasing wildlife severity across California’s mountain ranges. “This one isn’t stopping for a while.”

FORT HOOD, Texas – The Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people at Fort Hood decided not to present any evidence during his trial’s penalty phase Tuesday even though jurors are deciding whether to sentence him to death. Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his case without calling witnesses or testifying to counter the emotional testimony from victims’ relatives, who talked of eerily quiet homes, lost futures, alcoholism and the unmatched fear of hearing a knock Maj. Nidal on their front Hasan door. Prosecutors hope the testimony helps convince jurors to hand down a rare military death sentence against Hasan, who was convicted last week for the 2009 attack that also wounded more than 30 people at the Texas military base. The judge dismissed jurors after Hasan declined to put up a defense. But she then asked Hasan more than two dozen questions in rapid fire, affirming that he knew what he was doing. His answers were succinct and just as rapid. “It is my personal decision,” he said. “It is free and voluntary.” The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, then read aloud sev-

eral court opinions to back up her decision not to introduce evidence in Hasan’s favor on her own. “In other words, Maj. Hasan, you are the captain of your own ship,” Osborn said. Closing arguments are scheduled for today, but whether jurors will hear from Hasan remains unclear. He has been acting as his own attorney but has put up nearly no defense since his trial began three weeks ago. The trial’s penalty phase, however, is Hasan’s last chance to tell jurors what he’s spent the past four years telling the military, judges and journalists: that he believes the killing of unarmed American soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan was necessary to protect Muslim insurgents. He was barred ahead of trial of making such a defense. Hasan rested his case shortly after more than a dozen widows, mothers, fathers, children and other relatives of those killed, along with soldiers wounded during the shooting rampage, testified about their lives since Nov. 5, 2009. Sheryll Pearson sobbed when shown a photo of her son, Pfc. Michael Pearson, hugging her during his graduation. “We always wanted to see who he was going to become. Now that was taken away from us,” she said.


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8NATION BRIEF Some districts quit healthier lunch program

refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias were losing money. Federal officials say they don’t have exact numbers but have seen isolated reports of schools

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. They say so many students

cutting ties. Districts with high numbers of students who get free and discounted lunches can’t afford to quit because they would lose the program’s cash reimbursements.

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Union: Contract reviewed page by page work through.” Barnes thanked the negotiators for their efforts. “On behalf of the board, the amount of time and energy that you guys spent on this, we understand and really appreciate – and I know our teachers appreciate the time and energy that was spent on this as well,” he said. “I want to say thank you.” T.J. Fontana said that despite perceived tensions that were exacerbated by the DCTA’s filing of a notice of intent to strike with the state Aug. 8, the negotiation process was smooth. “You’re not going to hear a negative word from me about the way the process was handled,” he said. “Of course, we’re not going to agree on everything ... but it was never an issue of bad faith negotiating. It was a positive process, and I respect the people that put a lot time into this.”

noa-Kingston District 424, Somonauk District 432, Indian Creek District 425, Hiawatha District 426, Geneva District 304 and Hinckley-Big Rock District 429 all work at least a half hour of additional time before or after school. T.J. Fontana, the teachers’ union spokesman, didn’t offer any insight into why this time was important for DeKalb teachers. Before the conclusion of Tuesday’s short meeting, Matya took a moment to address why the negotiation process, which began in January, took so long. “I think a lot of people look and think, ‘Why did it take nine months?’ “ he said. “I think the answer to that is, the contract is a pretty extensive document – 78 pages – and it was reviewed page by page. There were a lot of things that were outdated, a lot of language changes ... and those things took time to

• D-428 Continued from page A1 said. “It doesn’t solve all of our problems, but we knew that. The teachers really stepped up to the plate and helped us.” In return, the board backed off on its hopes that teachers would agree to work additional time before and after school to help with bus operations. Currently that process is facilitated by teaching assistants, and it will continue that way, Matya said. “We did give up our request for additional time for the teachers, but we are going to continue to work with [the teachers] on some solutions to make sure that we ensure the safety of our students,” he said. According to supplemental documents provided by the district, teachers in Ge-

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Obama keeps bust of MLK in office • MLK Continued from page A1 spoke at that particular moment, with so much at stake, and the way in which he captured the hopes and dreams of an entire generation I think is unmatched.” In tribute, Obama keeps a bust of King in the Oval Office and a framed copy of the program from that historic day when 250,000 people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Within five years, the man Obama would later identify as one of his idols was dead, assassinated in April 1968 outside of a motel room in Memphis, Tenn. But King’s dream didn’t die with him. Many believe it came true in 2008 when Obama became the first black man Americans ever elected as their president. “Tomorrow, just like 50 years ago, an African-American man will stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and speak about civil rights and justice. But afterward, he won’t visit the White House. He’ll go home to the White House,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday, speaking of his basketball buddy and boss. “That’s how far this country has come. A

black president is a victory that few could have imagined 50 years ago.” “He stands on the shoulders of Martin Luther King, and the sacrifices that King made that make a President Obama possible are deeply humbling to him,” said Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s senior advisers and a close family friend. For Obama, the march is a “seminal event” and part of his generation’s “formative memory.” A half century after the march, he said, is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go, particularly after the Trayvon Martin shooting trial in Florida. A jury’s decision to acquit neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the 2012 fatal shooting of the unarmed, 17-year-old black teen outraged blacks across the country last month and reignited a nationwide discussion about the state of U.S. race relations. The response to the verdict also raised expectations for America’s black president to say something about the case. Race isn’t a subject Obama likes to talk about in public, and he does so only when the times require it, such as the speech on race that he gave

in 2008 when his presidential campaign was threatened by the anti-American rantings of his Chicago pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. In his interview Tuesday with Tom Joyner and co-host Sybil Wilkes of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Obama said he imagines that King “would be amazed in many ways about the progress that we’ve made.” He listed advances such as equal rights before the law, an accessible judicial system, thousands of African-American elected officials, African-American CEOs and the doors that the civil rights movement opened for Latinos, women and gays. “I think he would say it was a glorious thing,” he said. But Obama noted that King’s speech was also about jobs and justice. “When it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, when it comes to wealth, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we’ve made, and that it’s not enough just to have a black president, it’s not enough just to have a black syndicated radio show host,” Obama said.

The squad provides special needs girls a chance to be a part of a noncompetitive team • SPARKLES Continued from page A1 Ropeter and Bryon Houy, director of athletics and activities, about starting one at the school. They were immediately on board. The Sparkles team was a chance for her 15-year-old daughter, now a freshman, and other teenagers like her to be a part of something special that wasn’t competitive. “She gets to feel like: ‘Hey, I’m cool, just like these other

cheerleaders,’ ” Butler said. The DeKalb Sparkles cheerleading team, one of three cheerleading squads at the high school, was formed this year and started practicing in June. Rebecca, or Becca as her teammates call her, is one of three special needs members. There are also about 10 peer cheerleaders from the junior varsity and varsity cheerleading teams who work with them. DeKalb senior Maggie Rapp, who assists team coach Lydia Faivre with the Spar-

kles, said the varsity and Sparkles cheerleaders buddy up to practice stunts and jumps. “It’s more about helping them fit in and building their self-esteem and letting them have fun on the team,” Rapp said. The Sparkle Effect started in 2009, with the first inclusive cheerleading team formed at Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. The nonprofit organization wanted to give people a quick way to start their own

teams and there are now 118 teams nationwide. Illinois has 10 teams. Linda Mullen, national director of outreach for Sparkle Effect, said the organization believes in social inclusion for students with disabilities in all activities, not just with cheerleading. Inclusive cheerleading squads can inspire other coaches and advisers of other extracurricular activities to be more socially inclusive, she said. Students with disabilities don’t have a bullying

problem so much as a invisibility problem. “We need to create these opportunities so peers start to see them as human beings,” Mullen said. “We say at Sparkle Effect [that] we don’t strive for perfection, but connection.” Rapp said the varsity and Sparkles cheerleaders are building friendships. If they see each other outside school or around school, they’ll talk with each other. They also help each other out in other classes.

The Sparkles team made an appearance at a football scrimmage Friday at DeKalb High School, but they will cheer for their first homecoming football game at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the high school. Mullen said these cheerleading teams put students with disabilities front and center, and nobody can ignore them as they lead on the fan base. “It causes everyone in the stadium to pause and reflect who we are as a school and a community,” she said.


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People not scared of climate change yet na) insist that developed nations (including the U.S.) are obliged to take the most costly steps toward reducing emissions. With respect to the science of climate All of these positions play a major role. change, many experts regard the IntergovBut we should not disregard purely psychoernmental Panel on Climate Change as the logical factors. An understanding of what world’s authoritative institution. human beings fear – and what they do not – A draft summary of its forthcoming helps to explain why nations haven’t insisted report was leaked last week. It describes on more significant emissions reductions. the panel’s growing confidence that climate Climate change is difficult to associate change is real, that it is a result of human with any particular tragedy or disaster. To action, and that if the world continues on its be sure, many scientists think that climate current course, it will face exceedingly seri- change makes extreme weather events, ous losses and threats (including a signifisuch as Hurricane Sandy, substantially cant rise in sea levels by century’s end). more likely. But it is hard to prove that cliAlthough the draft report states these mate change “caused” any particular event, conclusions with unprecedented conviction, and as a result, the association tends to be they are broadly consistent with the panel’s at best speculative in many people’s minds. judgments from the past two decades, Second, people tend to be especially which raises an obvious question: Why focused on risks or hazards that have an have so many nations (including China identifiable perpetrator, and for that reason and the United States, the world’s leading produce outrage. Warmer temperatures are greenhouse-gas emitters) not done more in a product not of any particular person or response? group, but the interaction between nature There are many answers. Skeptics say and countless decisions by countless people. that the IPCC is biased and wrong. CompaThere are no obvious devils or demons – no nies whose economic interests are at stake individuals who intend to create the harms continue to fight regulatory controls. The associated with climate change. In these leaders of some nations think that if they circumstances, public outrage is much acted unilaterally to reduce their emissions, harder to fuel. they would impose significant costs on Third, human beings are far more attentheir citizens without doing much to reduce tive to immediate threats than to long-term climate change. ones. Behavioral scientists have emphaTo this extent, the real challenge lies in sized that in their private lives, people producing an international agreement. It sometimes display a form of myopia. They isn’t easy to obtain a consensus on the timmay neglect the future, seeing it as a kind of ing and expense of reductions, especially foreign country, one they might never visit. because developing nations (including Chi- For this reason, they might fail to save for

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retirement, or engage in risk-taking behavior (such as smoking or unhealthy eating) that will harm their future selves. In a political context, citizens might demand protection against a risk that threatens them today, tomorrow or next month. But if they perceive climate change as mostly a threat to future generations they are unlikely to have a sense of urgency. Climate change lacks other characteristics that spur public concern about risks. It is gradual rather than sudden. The idea of warmer climates doesn’t produce anger, revulsion or disgust. Depletion of the ozone layer was probably the most closely analogous environmental concern; public attention to that problem was easier to mobilize because of fears of a huge rise in skin cancer. In this light, it should not be surprising if people don’t get much exercised by the IPCC’s forthcoming report. All the obstacles are daunting – skepticism about the science, economic self-interest, and the difficulties of designing cost-effective approaches and obtaining an international agreement. But the world is unlikely to make much progress on climate change until the barrier of human psychology is squarely addressed.

• Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University professor at Harvard Law School, is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is the former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the co-author of “Nudge” and author of “Simpler: The Future of Government.”

‘The Butler’ and the truth about race in America This isn’t your average summer movie crowd. It’s not just that they are largely African-American, skin in all the shades of buttermilk, caramel and creamless coffee that we call “black.” It’s not just that they are largely old, with raincloud hair and been-there eyes, some leaning on canes for support. No, the thing you really notice is that they come with grandkids trailing behind them as a kite string does a kite, young people born of the digital age who’ve been told they will spend this afternoon watching a movie with Nana and Pop-Pop. What’s more, it will be a movie in which no one pines for a hunky vampire or spouts quips while shooting bad guys. No, they have come to see “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the fictionalized story of a White House servant whose tenure stretches from Eisenhower to Reagan. Watching them take their seats, you get the sense that, while these grandparents may have come for Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, what they have really come for, what they have brought their grandchildren to see, is The Truth. As in The Truth of How Things Were, and how that shades and shapes How Things Are. That Truth has had a hard time of it in this country. It lives in books, yes, but given that so many of us regard reading as punishment and chore, that’s like saying it lives on Mars. Nor has Hollywood ever had much interest in telling that Truth and on

VIEWS Leonard Pitts the rare occasions it does, it pretties it up with so many Disneyesque evasions, dulls its hard edges with so much buttery compromise, that it hardly looks like itself. This absence of The Truth has filled the ether with lies, cowardly, face-saving fabrications that ignore How Things Were and allow some of us to pretend How Things Are sprang fully formed from the indolence of black mothers, the wantonness of black daughters, the fecklessness of black fathers, the thuggery of black sons, the blameless reactions of lawmakers, judges, employers, cops – and neighborhood watchmen. So what makes “The Butler” remarkable and necessary is simply this: It goes where we are seldom willing to go, shows what we are seldom willing to see, says what we are seldom willing to hear. Black men hang from a tree like dead leaves. And that is The Truth. A black man must watch his wife led away by a white man to be raped and there is nothing he can do about this act of psychological castration except endure it. And that is The Truth. The butler sets out china and silverware for a glamorous state dinner, as, elsewhere, young men and women are being

sprayed with ketchup and spittle, punched and kicked and called “n----r” for trying to buy a meal at a department store lunch counter. And that is The Truth. America, someone says, turns a blind eye to what we do to our own people, yet has the nerve to look out on the rest of the world and judge. And that, too, is The Truth. We are guilty of ignorance in this country. Worse, ignorance did not just happen. It was chosen as an alternative to dealing with what we did and do, acknowledging the crimes that made us great. We ought not say those things, a woman once said, because doing so is not “polite.” But when what happened to you is not allowed to be acknowledged, it invalidates you. It makes you as invisible as a butler standing in an Oval Office waiting to serve while other men debate your fate. So the most significant thing about this movie is not its performances or its story, but the simple audacity of its Truth. This Truth is what the old ones have brought the young ones to see, what they need them to understand. How Things Are springs from How Things Were. You must know this, children, and respect it. And use it to shape How Things Will Someday Be.

• Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at

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Fifty years ago today, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of more than 200,000 people in Washington. The speech became the historic keynote of one of the largest political rallies for civil rights in U.S. history. But the sound bite history best remembers – “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” – came 11 minutes into King’s 16-minute speech. King said much more that day. He spoke of the black communities living in poverty amid America’s material prosperity, of the need to end segregation and discrimination immediately because freedom denied one group in America is freedom denied to all. King spoke of his belief in nonviolence and of his For the record dream that Americans of all races one day would be The effects of 300 years united in the brotherhood of slavery and state-sponof freedom. sored discrimination can Were he alive today, he not be undone in a mere no doubt would say that 50 years. But we must America’s journey to “the keep striving and working sunlit path of racial justice” toward that day when we is not over. all will be “free at last.” There has been progress. Jim Crow is dead. Laws aimed at disenfranchising blacks, too. Racist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan have been marginalized. Police no longer would turn attack dogs and fire hoses on black protesters, as they did in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. But many blacks and other minorities still complain of police harassment for “driving while black” or “driving while brown.” They still suffer the suspicions of strangers. The ghettoes remain, as does the segregation, which is enforced in practice rather than by law, and as much in the Chicago region as any in America. Many of the neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides are more than 90 percent black, along with many suburbs. In some of those neighborhoods, workers are needed to ensure that local children have “safe passage” to cross gang territories to get to school. It is dramatically different from the walks and bus rides taken by many of the children in our communities to their neighborhood schools. It is not equality of opportunity. The effects of 300 years of slavery and state-sponsored discrimination can not be undone in a mere 50 years. But we must keep striving and working toward that day when we all will be “free at last.”


How to pay for good roads, bridges in Illinois? How should we pay to ensure good state roads? Members of the Transportation for Illinois Coalition have floated an idea that has been met with wide skepticism to say the least. But it’s important to keep the discussion going about how Illinois should pay to maintain its roads. The main thrust of the coalition’s proposal is to abolish the state motor fuel tax and replace it with a 9.5 percent wholesale fuel tax tied to the price of gasoline. At today’s prices, consumers would pay about 13 cents more at the pump. That would be counterproductive in border communities such as Freeport, where you wouldn’t have to drive too far to cross the state line to save money. Yet the coalition is right that Illinois’ roads and bridges are crumbling and there’s not enough money to fix them and fix them right. The coalition asserts that if Illinois doesn’t invest more in its roads and bridges, one of every three miles of roads and one in every 10 bridges will be in unacceptable condition by 2018. The state spends $1.3 billion a year on roads. The coalition wants an additional $800 million spent – and even that doesn’t meet what the needs truly are. The motor fuel tax has been 19 cents a gallon since 1990, and more fuel-efficient vehicles have made that a dwindling and unreliable source of income. The state’s motor fuel tax revenue has fallen 11 percent since 2007. And if electric cars ever become more popular, you’d have nearly nothing to maintain the third-largest interstate system in the nation. Clearly Illinois’ elected and appointed officials need to consider the best way to pay to maintain its roads. Illinois’ transportation network is one of the state’s strengths. The interstate system is important to the nation’s commerce as goods go through Illinois to destinations across the country. That system must be maintained and improved so it continues to be an asset. However, whatever method is used cannot put Illinois at a competitive disadvantage with its neighbors. Besides, all that extra construction work would create much-needed jobs. Kudos to the transportation coalition for starting this discussion. The failure to properly maintain roads has not made the headlines that failures in the pension system have, but the issue is critical to Illinois’ future. The question for Illinoisans is, what and how would you be willing to pay for good roads? Freeport Journal-Standard

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SECTION B Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Photos provided by NIU athletics

ABOVE: Fans stand behind the Maryland sideline during Northern Illinois’ 20-13 overtime win over the Terrapins on Aug. 28, 2003. Maryland was ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press preseason poll and the win would be the first of seven consecutive wins for NIU to start the 2003 season. BOTTOM RIGHT: Northern Illinois coach Joe Novak celebrates his team’s 20-13 overtime win over Maryland while being interviewed by reporters.

Today marks 10 years since NIU’s monumental win By STEVE NITZ

ugust 28, 2003 w a s the start of something big for Northern Illinois football. Throughout the midto late-1990s, the Huskies were the doormats of college football, logging a 23-game losing streak between 1996-’98. After an 8-4 campaign in 2002, which included a win over thenranked Bowling Green, the Huskies were poised for big things. NIU opened the season against Maryland, a team which had won the Atlantic Coast Conference title two years earlier. The Terrapins were No. 15 in the preseason Associated Press poll. Playing in front of a sold-out Huskie Stadium crowd, NIU earned a 2013 overtime win, setting the stage for a breakout season. It’s been a full 10 years since that game, and the Huskies have experienced unprecedented success in the seasons that followed. The Daily Chronicle spoke to different figures who were involved in the game in a number of different capacities and they talked about their experiences before, during and after one of the biggest victories in NIU history.


BEFORE THE GAME Joe Novak arrived at NIU in 1996, after 12 years as an assistant at Indiana. His tenure got off to a

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rocky start as the Huskies won only three games from 1996-98, going winless in 1997. The Huskies had winning seasons in 2000 and 2001, and, in 2002, NIU went 8-4. DAN SHELDON (wide receiver): We knew we had a good team, but we were still fairly unproven. We had a nice season the year before to kind of get us going. We had a lot of returning starters that year. And I don’t think anybody really anticipat-

ed us coming out and upsetting Maryland. RANDEE DREW (cornerback): The year before when we went 8-4, we played a lot of people tough, we made a lot of noise. We took Wisconsin to the wire that year, and they kind of robbed us of a win up there. And we just kind of piggybacked off of the success we had in the conference that year. In the spring before the game, Maryland talked with NIU about possibly getting out of the contract. CARY GROTH (athletic director): Most teams, when they sign a two-for-one like that, you play at their place, they like to buy out. Once you play there a game, they like to get out of that game. They know that the so-called mid-majors are doing this for money in most cases. I will never forget, when the Athletic Director [Debbie Yow], one of her staff members, and her husband walking on the field before the game. Her staff member says, this is your payday game, or you did this contract for a payday, and I said, ‘we never sign contracts with a team we don’t think we can beat.’ NOVAK: [Yow] and Ralph (Friedgen) tried real hard to get out of that game. They did not want to come to DeKalb, they wanted us to come back to Maryland, and I give Cary Groth a lot of credit. She fought it off and forced them to live up to their contract, which nowadays doesn’t always happen, to be honest with you. The day of the game, USA Today ran a story on NIU running back Michael Turner, who was the nation’s leading returning rusher. MIKE KORCEK (sports information director): Ralph Friedgen, they’re down I-88, I think they’re in Lisle there. USA Today sold out in the Northern Illinois area and [Maryland] bought one for every player. And so, on the bus ride to the stadium, every player read the story about Michael Turner.

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Huskies brace for Kinnick Stadium, pink locker rooms By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – When Northern Illinois players’ put on all their gear Saturday, they will do so in a pink locker room. That’s correct, Kinnick Stadium’s visiting locker room is pink. Legendary Hawkeyes head coach Hayden Fry wanted the visiting locker room that way because he thought it would put the away team in more of a passive mood. NIU’s players know about the locker rooms they’ll be getting ready in Saturday. “I guess it’s cute, I guess,” cornerback Sean Evans joked when asked what he thought about the locker

HuskieWire vidcast To watch the first 2013 edition of the HuskieWire vidcast, your weekly look at NIU football – log on to room. The bigger concern for the Huskies will be when they actually take the field, in a stadium which is generally considered a tough place to play in. The Hawkeye fanbase is a passionate one, and the stands are also very close to the sidelines. NIU head coach Rod Carey knows about Kinnick from experience. He visited the venue when

he played at Indiana. “It’s not just the building, but the people in it. They’ve got a great fanbase, they do their homework on their opponents,” Carey said. “They’re right on top of you. It’s a small sideline, so they’re right on top of you. Even the end zones are right on top of you. It’s a great college football venue, I can tell you that.” One thing NIU has been doing in practice is putting a large speaker behind quarterback Jordan Lynch and the offense. It’s blaring either loud music or the Iowa fight song. “Just being a Big Ten school it’s got


Northern Illinois defensive end Alan Baxter (90) reacts after sacking Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg (16) for a 9-yard loss during a game on Sept. 1, 2012 at Soldier Field at Soldier Field. Iowa defeated NIU, 18-17. Rob Winner –


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Soccer Burlington Central at DeKalb, 6:30 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Oregon, 6 p.m. Volleyball Kaneland at Wheaton North tournament, 4:30 p.m. Girls Golf Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Sandwich at Edgebrook, 4 p.m. Richmond-Burton, Somonauk at Genoa-Kingston, 4:15 p.m.

THURSDAY Boys Soccer Belvidere North at DeKalb, 6:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Winnebago, 4:30 p.m. Boys Cross Country Genoa-Kingston vs. Hampshire, Harvest Christian, 4:30 p.m. Boys Golf Marengo at Kaneland, 4 p.m. Volleyball Somonauk at Genoa-Kingston, 6 p.m. Sycamore at Plano, 7 p.m. Hiawatha at Christian Liberty Academy, 6:30 p.m. Mooseheart at Hinckley-Big Rock, 6:30 p.m. Girls Swimming Elgin at DeKalb / Sycamore, 5 p.m. Girls Cross Country Genoa-Kingston vs. Hampshire, Harvest Christian, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis DeKalb at Belvidere North, 4:30 p.m. Sycamore at Wheaton Academy, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY Football DeKalb at Vernon Hills, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore at Lincoln-Way West, 7:30 p.m. Brooks at Kaneland, 7:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Elgin St. Edward, 7 p.m. Hiawatha at Mooseheart, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer Sycamore at Rockford Auburn tournament, TBA Kaneland at Jacobs Invitational, 4 p.m. Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock, Genoa-Kingston at Stillman Valley Colin Smith Tournament, TBA Elgin Academy at Hiawatha, 4:30 p.m. Boys Golf Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Newark at Indian Oaks, 4 p.m. West Aurora at Kaneland, 4 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Ross, Grant James start competition for U.S. Ross and Grant James of DeKalb started competition for the United States in the 2013 World Rowing Championships in South Korea on Sunday. In the men’s eight, Ross moved on to Sunday’s final along with his boat by placing second in heat two. In the men’s four, Grant’s boat won heat two and advanced to the semifinals on Thursday.

Schepler remains on 49ers roster after cuts Sycamore and Northern Illinois graduate Jason Schepler remains on the roster of the San Francisco 49ers following the first round of cuts on Tuesday. The 49ers roster had been trimmed to 74 players and must be cut to 53 players by Saturday afternoon. Schepler, who signed with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent, was used primarily as a blocking tight end at NIU.



Offense will be better, but will the ‘D’? LAKE FOREST – With all of the hubbub (I had to try and use that word) surrounding the “new” Bears offense, it is time we all reminded ourselves the 2013 Chicago Bears eventually will go as far as their defense takes them. I already have bought into the offense. I’m comfortable that with the addition of Marc Trestman, Jermon Bushrod, Marcellus Bennett and the maturation of Alshon Jeffery, they already are much better. Obviously, I can’t predict whether or not Jay Cutler will take care of the football, and they are dangerously thin at quarterback, receiver and offensive line. But if the offense stays healthy, it will be the best we’ve seen in Chicago since 1995. Ask yourself this about the defense. At what position(s) is the defense more talented than last year or in recent seasons? Are the Bears improved over last year or even as good at left defensive end with a choice of either Corey Wootton or Shea McClellin over the departed Israel Idonije? Izzy was the Bears’

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BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush second-leading pass rusher last season with 7½ sacks – only Julius Peppers had more with 11½ – and was arguably their best defensive lineman against the run. Wootton could be the Bears’ breakout player of the year this year but he hasn’t done it yet. He did have seven sacks last season while McClellin had only 2½ and is yet to offer any real evidence he will be more of a factor this year. Where is Idonije’s lost production coming from? Nate Collins has had a nice preseason filling in for the concussed Henry Melton. But the cupboard is so bare at defensive tackle after Collins that it appears undrafted rookie free-agent Zach Minter will be the choice as the fourth tackle. Be as excited as you like about rookie middle linebacker Jon Bostic. But are the Bears actually better with Bostic in place of Brian

Urlacher, and Lance Briggs forced to do Urlacher’s job as well as his own? James Anderson has been fine at Nick Roach’s “Sambacker” spot, but he’s not an upgrade and still has plenty to prove. Now, let’s peek into the secondary, which NFL quarterbacks are going to be doing all season long. Major Wright and Chris Conte both are fine at safety against the run. We’ve known that for a while. But will they be better against the pass? What is really disconcerting in the defensive backfield is the lack of depth. The loss of Kelvin Hayden for the season leaves the untested Isaiah Frey at the “Nickel,” and behind your five starters there is really no one to feel good about should one of the frontliners get nicked. Asked what is left to do heading into the final preseason game, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker replied: “Everything. We’re a work in progress and we talk about getting better each and every day. It’s a constant push to try and get better individually and as a unit. We’re constant-

ly trying to get better, because if you don’t do that you’re going to be in trouble.” To be clear, Tucker wasn’t predicting trouble or expressing concern. His answer was basically coach-speak, but the words could not have rung any more true. San Francisco, Seattle, Green Bay, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington and the New York Giants all are going to boast offenses capable of scoring points by the bushel. As improved as the Bears might be on offense, will they be favored in a point-scoring matchup over any of them? Of that group, only San Francisco and Seattle should be clearly better than the Bears on defense. The good news in Chicago these days is that, finally, the defense won’t be asked to get the job done alone. There is no bad news yet, but the question is will the defense still be able to make sure the job gets done?

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

Tough break won’t stop Blanchard Next

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick LAKE FOREST – Matt Blanchard will be back. Maybe it will be with the Bears. Maybe it will be with another NFL team. But Blanchard’s broken knuckle on the ring finger of his left hand will heal, and the quarterback who grew up in Lake Zurich and honed his skills at Wisconsin-Whitewater will be back. “Minor speed bump in the grand scheme of things,” Blanchard said after what proved to be his final practice. “Things will work out. I know everything happens for a reason.” That was Monday. On Tuesday, Blanchard was released. The technical term is that Blanchard was waived-injured, which means the quarterback agreed to an injury settlement upon his departure. The Bears needed to trim their roster to 75 players by 3 p.m. Tuesday – they will need to slice it to 53 players by 5 p.m. Saturday – and decided that they could not afford to wait on a green quarterback with a bum hand. Bears coach Marc Trestman did not rule out the possibility of Blanchard returning to the Bears, although he reportedly will not be eligible to do so until after Week 10. “I’m just disappointed he was injured,” said Trestman, a former quarterbacks coach who worked with Blanchard throughout the spring and summer. “I really liked his progress. I think we resonated that through the times we’ve talked here. Really,

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Quarterback Matt Blanchard throws a pass during the final practice of Bears training camp on Aug. 13 in Bourbonnais. Blanchard, who suffered a broken knuckle on the ring finger of his left hand during the Bears’ second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, reached and injury settlement with the team Tuesday. we’ll see how it goes as we move forward. There are so many variables between now and then.” Maybe Blanchard knew that this week would bring disappointment. After the end of Monday’s practice at the Walter Payton Center, Blanchard lingered on the field long after most of his teammates had left. Eventually, only two players remained: Blanchard and rookie receiver Marquess Wilson, who played a simple yet strange game of catch. Wearing a soft cast on his left hand and holding a football in his right hand, Blanchard cocked his arm and fired hard passes to Wilson. In return, Wilson lobbed slow, arching passes that Blanchard caught carefully with his lone good hand. At least this marked action for Blanchard, who spent the

first part of practice watching teammates Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards take turns in position drills. “It’s tough,” Blanchard said. “Any injury of any kind puts you in the situation where you have to be a support base to everyone else there. It’s unfortunate you have to watch practice and you have to watch other guys getting reps, but you’ve got to deal with the cards you’re dealt sometimes.” Blanchard, 24, held some promising cards before his luck changed. In the Bears’ preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers, Blanchard shook off an interception to complete 15 of 18 passes for 194 yards. He was slated for another significant amount of playing time in the team’s second preseason

game against the San Diego Chargers, but he was injured after his first pass attempt – a completion to running back Michael Ford. As the preseason unfolded, Blanchard said, he was feeling better than ever. “The confidence level is night and day from where it was last year,” said Blanchard, who spent most of last season on the Bears’ practice squad. “And as far as grasping this offense, I felt really good about going into this preseason. I think it showed in Carolina.” Then came the broken knuckle. The “minor speed bump,” as Blanchard called it. But Blanchard is used to overcoming setbacks. He never was a prized college recruit at Lake Zurich. He never heard his name called in the NFL draft. Yet even as a teenager, Blanchard believed that he was destined to play in the NFL. “I was very under-recruited – I only got D-II offers,” Blanchard said. “But I always felt as though I was going to get a shot at some point. It was just a weird feeling in me that I felt something good was going to happen.” He was right. He’ll be back.

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct Detroit 77 54 .588 Cleveland 71 59 .546 Kansas City 66 64 .508 Minnesota 57 72 .442 White Sox 54 76 .415 East Division W L Pct Boston 77 55 .583 Tampa Bay 74 55 .574 Baltimore 70 59 .543 New York 69 62 .527 Toronto 59 73 .447 West Division W L Pct Texas 75 55 .577 Oakland 73 57 .562 Seattle 59 70 .457 Los Angeles 58 71 .450 Houston 44 86 .338

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Monday’s Results Houston 10, White Sox 8 Kansas City 11, Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Oakland 8, Detroit 6 Texas at Seattle (n) Today’s Games Houston (Clemens 4-4) at White Sox (Quintana 7-4), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 9-9) at Toronto (Happ 3-3), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Milone 9-9) at Detroit (Verlander 12-9), 6:08 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-6) at Boston (Doubront 9-6), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 13-6) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-13), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 8-8) at Minnesota (Correia 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-6) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Houston at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 2:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Oakland at Detroit, 6:08 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 77 54 .588 Pittsburgh 76 54 .585 Cincinnati 74 58 .561 Milwaukee 57 73 .438 Cubs 55 75 .423 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 78 52 .600 Washington 65 65 .500 Philadelphia 60 71 .458 New York 58 71 .450 Miami 49 80 .380 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 76 54 .585 Arizona 66 63 .512 Colorado 62 71 .466 San Diego 59 71 .454 San Francisco 58 73 .443

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Monday’s Results Cubs at L.A. Dodgers (n) St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Colorado 6, San Francisco 1 San Diego at Arizona (n) Today’s Games Cubs (T.Wood 7-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 13-7), 9:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 2-4) at Washington (Ohlendorf 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Locke 9-4), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-10) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 5-6), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 13-4) at St. Louis (J. Kelly 5-3), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 0-0) at Colorado (Bettis 0-2), 7:40 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 5-9) at Arizona (Undecided), 8:40 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Miami at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

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Daily Chronicle / LAKE FOREST – To the naked eye, Brandon Marshall’s drops were the biggest negative from Friday’s game. That might not be a huge concern because it’s only the preseason, but Marshall’s comments to reporters Tuesday at Halas Hall got everyone’s attention. “No, I haven’t,” Marshall said when asked if he’s gotten enough reps. “It’s one of those things where I’m just trying to get healthy for Week 1. So, you’ve got to have a game plan coming off surgery, a third hip surgery. “I’m not where I want to be right now. It’s a little frustrating, but we’ll see.”

Marshall did play in 33 snaps in Oakland, the second-most of any skill player (Martellus Bennett was in on 35 snaps). His readiness – or lack thereof – for the start of the season, though, is now in focus. “I think it’s more of a conditioning [thing]. So it’s one of those things where you may be rushed a little bit and some people might think I need to be farther on than where I am,” he said. “So, it’s a little frustrating not being where I want to be right now and maybe being pushed a little bit, so we’ll see.” Jay Cutler, who knows Marshall better than maybe anyone on the team, said he notices that Marshall is not where he can be from a conditioning perspective.

“Yeah, you can see it. Conditioning-wise he’s a little behind. He knows where to be. It’s just a matter of him getting out there and pushing his hip through things when it gets tight a little bit,” Cutler said. “I think once we start getting into a routine we’ll really figure out exactly what routes we want him on and where we want him on the field. “Hopefully, things will sharpen up for his hip for him and he’ll be able to make it go.” Quick decisions: Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since last Friday’s offensive explosion and he lauded Cutler’s quick decision-making. “The best thing that

Jay did in that game is he dropped back and got rid of the ball quickly,” Kromer said. “He knew where to go, he knew how to throw it and he knew who he was getting it to by play and by coverage that he was seeing. So that was a strong step in the right direction.” On the mend: Marc Trestman said D.J. Williams, who was seen stretching in the portion of practice open to the media, did not practice in full but is “getting more work.” Earl Bennett and Henry Melton, who are recovering from concussions, both got running in, and Bennett did some work to the side. Jonathan Scott, Corvey Irvin, Harvey Unga and Zack Bowman were the other Bears who did not practice.

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.

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‘Give our kids credit, they came back and we hung in there’ • HISTORY Continued from page B1 NOVAK: That kind of put Michael in the headlights, because this was the front sports page of USA Today, Turner the Burner. So that put an extra incentive for them. The thing I remember the most is going out for the pregame. Two things, going out and seeing [Maryland], they were in their Under Armour or whatever they call that stuff, jerseys just walking around ... I coached in the Big Ten for many years, it was one of the most impressive-looking football teams I’ve ever seen. MATT CANADA (Offensive Coordinator): They had, obviously, very talented players. I don’t remember all the names but certainly had some great linebackers and great defensive linemen that were a challenge.

MARK LINDO (Radio Analyst): Parking cars were backed up. It looked like Field of Dreams from the press box, the lights coming in. It was a 6:30 game, but people were late getting there. The lights were on, it was fall already. It was a special night. SHELDON: Two wide receivers under 6-foot tall starting in that game (Sheldon and P.J. Fleck) and I think they kind of scoffed at us, like they weren’t taking us seriously. I believe P.J. had a whole bunch of catches in that game, and we both had game-changing touchdowns. Before the game, NIU honored Shea Fitzgerald, who was to be a starter on the offensive line before he was killed in a tragic porch collapse in Chicago along with 12 others. The team honored Fitzgerald with a moment of silence before the game, and each player had his No. 76 on their left shoulder. NOVAK: It was very fresh in our memories. We had taken Shea’s locker in the stadium there and we enclosed it, and we had kept everything just as it was before he had passed away. DREW: It was so emotional. He passed so close before the season was going to start. Just to see his family out there, Shea was younger than me, but his brothers, his family came there. You kind of feel like you know people’s families, they’re part of the family. Being one of the captains, I came out there before the game just to shake his mom and his brother’s hand.

THE GAME Maryland scored its only touchdown of the game on its first drive. The Huskies got on the board with a 52-yard field goal by Steve Azar at the start of the second quarter, and took the lead with a 5-yard TD pass from Josh Haldi to Fleck. Maryland responded in the second half with two Nick Novak field goals, and the Huskies tied the game on a Steve Azar 25-yard field goal with 1:12 remaining. NOVAK: They took the ball and drove right down in like seven or eight plays and scored. And I thought, oh brother. Give our kids credit, they came back and we hung in there. NICK DUFFY (linebacker): I think what Maryland tried to do was they tried to run the ball at us, and it just didn’t work. We were that good of a defense, I felt like at the time. And we were able to shut down their run. Our secondary at the time was Randee Drew, Rob Lee, they couldn’t get much of a passing game going either. So we were fortunate in the fact we had a great defense and we had all been playing together for three years at that point. DREW: I think our front seven did an amazing job stopping the run. When you play a good team like that, you can’t let them be multi-dimensional. We stopped the run right away. We were hitting them in the mouth, we were contesting their passes. I know they tried to go deep on me a few times. SHELDON: I ended up leaving the game midway through, or maybe in the third quarter, with what I thought was a season-ending knee injury, only to have the doctors check me out and find out it was only a sprain. I pretty much wrapped

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Wide receiver Keith Perry (1) hugs fellow wide receiver Dan Sheldon (5) during NIU’s 20-13 overtime win over Maryland. Sheldon scored the eventual game-winning touchdown in overtime to beat the Terrapins. it up and went back out. Fortunately, the adrenaline pumping through me helped to disguise some of the pain and discomfort. NIU had the chance to win in regulation as Azar attempted a 43-yard field goal in the final seconds. The kick was blocked. NOVAK: It was unbelievable how high [Maryland’s Curtis Williams] got because everything we did from our side was executed well. But they had a kid leap up and just make a tremendous play to block it. And you could see some of the air come out of the stadium, because that was our chance to win. In overtime, the Huskies got the ball first, and scored when Sheldon caught a 20yard touchdown pass from Haldi. SHELDON: I don’t know what the down was, but I think it was probably third down, we had about 10, 11, 12 yards to go. They called a great play, I was able to slip by the guy’s hand, get in there. On 2nd-and-7 from the NIU 22-yard line, Terrapins QB Scott McBrien threw a pass to the end zone. It bounced off Huskie corner Rob Lee and into the hands of Drew, who intercepted it at the 6-yard line. The celebration began. DREW: I just started running toward the ball, and once Rob kicked it in the air, it came right to me. I didn’t even think he’d pop it up in the air.

I was just running to the ball to, whatever I could do, tackle, try to force a fumble, anything I could do to help break it up. NOVAK: I couldn’t see. I honestly didn’t know what happened. Everybody was going crazy. The sideline was, the people in the stands, but I wasn’t sure what actually happened. Everybody else was celebrating, so I figured I might was well, too. DUFFY: That play, there was good pressure on the quarterback, that ball was so underthrown that by the time everybody had turned around, the receiver and Rob, who was defending him, by the time they had turned around, Rob ended up just sticking his leg out and it bounced off his leg. NOVAK: After all the struggles that we had with the losing streak, and all that, to reach that point, that game and the success. Later on that evening we were the lead story on SportsCenter, which is a status symbol of course. I mean, it was going from the pits to the penthouse. That’s what it felt like. LINDO: Everything Joe had envisioned basically came to a culmination that night, it was like the perfect storm. You had to have the right opponent on the right night with the right team representing Northern Illinois.

AFTER THE WIN NIU would go on to beat Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadi-

um Sept. 20, and top Iowa State the following week. NIU started 7-0 before losing at Bowling Green, with ESPN’s College Gameday in attendance, on Oct. 25. DUFFY: You beat Maryland, you beat Alabama and then you beat Iowa State and then people are like, well shoot, Northern Illinois is serious, right? That’s the year where people say, this isn’t just another win on our schedule. This is a team that’s going to compete. SHELDON: It was really uplifting, we just upset a big team at home. Sellout crowd, the buzz about Northern Illinois football was really exciting for us because a lot of us came to Northern when they were overcoming the many years of losing. My freshman year at Northern, I remember games, it’s not very packed, there wasn’t a lot of interest in Northern Illinois football. And that game, after the season we had the year before, it was sold out. It was kind of incredible to show up for a game and see it sold out. NOVAK: Our kids were starting to gain confidence, but they hadn’t had a big win yet. And certainly that game with their ranking, gave our kids all kinds of confidence. They felt they could play with anybody and beat anybody on any given day. GROTH: We just knew that it was going to be a special season. Joe wasn’t extremely

happy that we added Alabama late in the schedule, but it paid off. Exposure was great and well-deserved. KORCEK: I told Joe and the kids, if [media attention] ever gets too much, we’ll stop. We’ll put a stop to it, or we’ll govern it. But we were hungry for the exposure. Joe [said] ‘Mike we’re hot, let’s go for it.’ Joe’s not stupid. The more interviews he does, the more newspapers, the more TV, more radio, it’s free advertising. It’s great recruiting. NIU finished the 2003 season at 10-2, suffering its sec-

ond loss to Toledo on Nov. 15. The Huskies fought through injuries at the end of the season, and Sheldon and Duffy were two players who missed significant time. There were only 28 bowl games in 2003, and the MAC had just two tieins. NIU, despite its best season in years, was left without a bowl game. DREW: We had lost like four or five starters by the time we lost. We lost the captain of our defense, which is Nick. I personally, I’ve known Nick since 2000, we came in together. He was the soul and the heart of our defense. SHELDON: I wanted nothing more than to go to a MAC Championship and a bowl game, because that would’ve meant that I could have came back late enough [to play]. I was really hoping that we had [extra games] at the end of the year because I didn’t want to see my season end. GROTH: We couldn’t buy our way into (bowl) games. We offered money to play into those games, to buy extra tickets to play into those games. That is an indicator of what’s wrong with the college football and the BCS system right there. The Huskies received a bowl bid in 2004 and NIU has been to a bowl in six of the past seven seasons. The facilities at Huskie Stadium have also been upgraded the past few years. In 2007, the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center opened, with the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center scheduled to open this October. NOVAK: Jeff was with us at Alabama, and he sat next to us on the bus going to the stadium, he was on the sideline next to me at times. It really got Jeff Yordon involved. Kenny Chessick was around, but he hadn’t really gotten that far committed yet. But I think it really swayed Yordon over the hump and he really got on board. DUFFY: I know that we kind of, as a team, as a group, as a university, that 2003 really set the tone for, I think, a lot of what’s happened now. CANADA: What coach Novak did and building the program the way he did, the program has stood the test of time.The program’s built on hard work, the program’s built on tough guys that do love football. I’ve said it multiple times, the greatest part about coming back to Northern when I came back two years ago, the new facility was awesome. GROTH: Now, whether Joe Novak and Cary Groth would have survived if that was now, with all the social media pressure and everything that’s going on, [having the 23-game losing streak] at one point in his career? Probably we wouldn’t have. But we were able to do it back then because we believed in it. In my opinion it was one of the best hires ever, that I’ve been involved with.” DREW: [2003] means a lot to me. I won’t ever, ever let go. We can always have that to reference to the younger guys, and all the stuff that’s going on at NIU now, I haven’t been back since 2004 or 2005. I can’t wait to get back down there and see the facilities, because I know some of that piggyback’s off what we’ve done, and they’ve just taken it and ran with it. I’m very proud to watch those guys play on Saturday.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW Joe Novak: Led the Huskies to bowl games in 2004 and 2006, and retired following the 2007 season with a 63-76 career record at NIU. He will be inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in October. Matt Canada: Left NIU after the 2003 season and was an assistant at Indiana from 2004-10. Came back to DeKalb in 2011 and was offensive coordinator for the Huskies’ MAC championship team. Spent the 2012 season helping Wisconsin to a Rose Bowl berth as the Badgers’ offensive coordinator. This season, he’ll coordinate the offense for former NIU head coach Dave Doeren at N.C. State. Cary Groth: The 1978 NIU graduate was school’s AD for 10 years. She took the Nevada athletic director job in 2004, and retired after this past school year. Mike Korcek: A 1970 graduate of NIU, was the school’s head SID from 1984-2006. You’ll see his column in the Daily Chronicle here and there. Mark Lindo: Has been NIU’s radio

analyst since 1985. He currently teaches physical education at Naperville North High School and is an assistant basketball coach at Aurora University. Dan Sheldon: Burlington Central product caught 40 passes for 936 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2004. Currently works in film and commercial production out in Los Angeles. Nick Duffy: Was an honorable mention All-MAC selection in 2003 despite missing half the season with a broken ankle. He currently works in Chicago as an agricultural commodities trader. Randee Drew: Spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and played in various other pro leagues. Played in the Canadian Football League from 2007-10. In 2008, Drew was part of a Montreal Alouettes team which made the Grey Cup final under current Bears head coach Marc Trestman. Drew is currently the defensive backs coach at Whitefish Bay High School in the Milwaukee area, and is working on getting his master’s degree.

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Daniels not on depth chart for Iowa game By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Northern Illinois running back Akeem Daniels is not listed on NIU’s Week 1 depth chart, and won’t play against Iowa. The senior has been out while recovering from foot surgery. “He’s going to be back with us, it’s just a matter of when,” Huskies head coach Rod Carey said at his weekly news conference Tuesday afternoon. Cameron Stingily is listed as the starter, with Keith Harris Jr., who had a touchdown against the Hawkeyes in last year’s game at Soldier Field, listed as the backup. Stingily, who has just one career carry (he was a line-

backer his first two seasons), seemed to take some strides in camp. Carey didn’t seem to be too worried about his team’s tailback depth. “I was pretty confident a month ago but have I liked what I’ve seen? Yeah, I’ve liked the way they worked this month,” he said. Other notes from Tuesday’s news conference: • Two true freshmen are listed on the two-deep depth chart. Mycial Allen is listed as Jimmie Ward’s backup at strong safety, and Jamaal Payton is listed as a backup to Rasheen Lemon at outside linebacker. “They really took serious that you’ve got to study and get in your playbook. Two, they made the most of their

Huskies should used to big environment • CONFERENCE Continued from page B1 It’s not like NIU hasn’t been in big-time environments before. The Huskies played in a BCS bowl last year, after all. The seniors have also played at Iowa State, Illinois, Minnesota and Kansas. Carey pointed out that there’s still a lot of new players and the coaching staff has made them aware of what they’re walking into. “You’ve got so many new faces, you don’t ever say ‘well we’ve been there, done that,’ “ Carey said. “This is Iowa, they’ve got awesome fans and a great college environment, and you’ve got new faces, and you’ve got to take that seriously and prepare.” Court Appointed Special Advocate for children

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opportunities when they got them early on in camp,” Carey said. “And three, they’ve kept working, kept themselves on the field the entire camp. I think those three things have really allowed them to separate and get into the two-deep right now.” • Freshman linebacker Austin Smaha was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol Saturday, according to a DeKalb police report. Carey said he expects Smaha to contribute this season. He didn’t say if Smaha’s status for Saturday’s season opener will be affected. “He was a young man who got an underaged ticket. I’d venture to say there were a lot of young men who got underage tickets their first college weekend,” Carey said.

“That doesn’t make it right, I’m saying that’s what it is. So, let’s make sure we keep context on that before we talk about a young man like that.” “He is still a vital part of this team and he is still a person who has made great strides and we expect him to contribute. Whether that will be this weekend or not remains to be seen.” • As is the norm when playing a BCS opponent, the Huskies have a lot to prove Saturday. They know what a win over a Big Ten team would mean. “Our motto this year is finish the fight,” Lynch said. “I think that’s one of the things we want to do this year. It’s not good enough just to come close by a point or two. We want to finish those games.”


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Features editor Inger Koch •


ways 9 to

great flavor

Sauces perfect for every meat, vegetable By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press


arinades are one of the simplest ways to add fast and easy flavor to your meals. Combine a few ingredients in a zip-close plastic bag, add your meat, seafood or veggies, then walk away for a while. We’ve outlined some basic marinades below to help get you started, as well as some suggestions of what you can use them for.

But the truth is, marinades are so versatile and easy to use, you can substitute whatever your favorite ingredients are or anything you happen to have on hand. These marinades are enough to cover 1½ pounds of food. Double up as needed, but keep in mind you don’t need the food to swim in the marinade, just be thoroughly coated. Once the food has soaked up the flavor, you can pan-fry it, grill it or broil it.

Wine marinades

Vinaigrette marinades

Citrus marinades

Wine is a great base for subtle marinades. Because they have a softer flavor than citrus or vinegar, you can use them to highlight other flavors. Use a little oil to help carry flavors and prevent food from sticking to the cooking surface. These marinades work especially well for hearty vegetables and meats. Marinate from 30 minutes to overnight. RED WINE-ROSEMARY: 1/4 cup red wine, 1 tablespoon olive oil, hefty pinch each of salt and black pepper, 1 large stem rosemary, chopped. Try with sirloin steak or portobello mushrooms. WHITE WINE-MUSTARD: 1/4 cup dry white wine, 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, hefty pinch each salt and black pepper. Great with chicken thighs or eggplant. RASPBERRY-GINGER: 1/4 cup sweet red wine, 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, hefty pinch each salt and black pepper. Try on pork chops or chicken breasts.

Because vinegar is so aggressive, you’ll want to temper it with oil. This helps carry the flavor into the food, as well as prevent the flavors from becoming too jarring. For fish, seafood and vegetables, marinate for 30 minutes and to up to 2 hours. For chicken, steak and pork, you can go for up to 8 hours. GARLIC-BALSAMIC: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 4 cloves minced garlic, hefty pinch salt. Try with pork loin or steak tips. SPICY HOISIN: 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder. Try on chicken tenders or scallops. MAPLE-SOY: 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Try with pork tenderloin medallions or cod.

Citrus juices are fairly acidic, which means they permeate and tenderize food quickly. They work great as a base for marinades that you want to throw together just before dinner. These marinades work equally well for seafood as they do chicken or steak. For seafood, marinate for up to 30 minutes; chicken and steak can handle up to 2 hours. CHIPOTLE-LIME: Juice and zest of 2 limes, 2 tablespoons adobo sauce and 1 minced chipotle chili from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, 2 cloves minced garlic, a hefty pinch of salt. Great on flank steak or shrimp. ORANGE-CUMIN: Juice and zest of 1 orange, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, a hefty pinch of salt. Try with haddock or chicken breasts. LEMON-HERB: Juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon Italian herb blend, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, hefty pinch of salt. Good on salmon or chicken thighs.

Marinades of lemon herb (from left), garlic balsamic, maple soy, raspberry ginger, white wine mustard and orange cumin AP photo

Mexican-Style Stuffed Eggs AP photo

Deviled eggs can have healthy kick When I was growing up, I loved my mom’s stuffed eggs. Heck, as a chubby and happygo-lucky kid, I loved anything filled with mayonnaise. As I grew older, I figured out these seductive little bitesized appetizers (also called deviled eggs, at least when spiked with something hot) were packed with calories. Happily, I now know you don’t need a ton of mayonnaise to make a tasty filling. This recipe satisfies the heedless little kid in me and the more prudent grown-up. But first, we need to address the proper way to boil an egg. The goal is to produce a tender white with no nasty green line between it and the yolk. It was Julia Child who taught me how to achieve this lovely result. The key is not to hard boil the egg, but to hard cook it. You put the eggs in cold water, bring the water to a boil, remove the pan from the heat, then cover it. About 15 minutes later, you drain the pot and run cold water over the eggs. I tend to let them stand for 10 minutes, not 15. It’s the cold water that prevents the green line from forming. What kind of egg is the best candidate for hard cooking? Oddly enough, you don’t want it to be super fresh. Slightly older eggs are better for hard cooking because the air pocket between the egg and the shell gets larger as the egg gets older. This makes them easier to peel. How do you figure out the age of an egg (other than by reading the date on the carton)? Place your egg in a bowl of water. If it lies on its side on the bottom of the bowl, it is very fresh. If it stands up, it is somewhat aged and perfect for hard cooking. If it floats to the surface, you might want to toss it. Now for the filling. Aside from a lone tablespoon of lowfat mayo, most of my filling’s creamy texture is thanks to the avocado. I’ve teamed it with all of its guacamole pals – lime juice, onion and jalapeño peppers – and topped it with salsa. I call for salsa here because tomatoes – especially local tomatoes – are now at the height of their season, so going to the trouble of using those tomatoes to whip up some homemade salsa pays big dividends. I prefer cherry tomatoes, but any ripe tomato will do. I salt them first, then let them stand a bit to concentrate their flavor. If you’re in a rush, or if

EVERYDAY DINNERS Sara Moulton you want to cook this dish when it’s not tomato season, by all means use your favorite store-bought salsa.

Mexican-Style Stuffed Eggs Start to finish: 30 minutes Makes 16 stuffed egg halves 8 large eggs 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato Kosher salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced jalapenos (discarding seeds and ribs, if desired), divided 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons lime juice, divided 3 tablespoons minced white onion, divided 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 very ripe Haas avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise Ground black pepper Place the eggs in a small saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring the water just to a boil, then remove the saucepan from the heat, cover it, and set it aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice and water and let cool completely. While the eggs are cooking, in a colander toss the tomatoes with a hefty pinch of salt and let drain for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the drained tomatoes with 1 teaspoon of the jalapenos, 2 teaspoons of the lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the onion and the cilantro. Toss well, then set aside. Once the eggs have cooled, peel and halve them lengthwise. In a small bowl combine 6 of the yolks (discarding the remaining 2 or saving them for another use) with the avocado, mayonnaise, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Mash with a potato masher or fork until the mixture is smooth with a few lumps. Stir in the remaining onion and jalapeno, add salt and pepper to taste. Mound the egg-avocado mixture into the egg whites and top each one with some of the salsa.

Nutrition information per half: 60 calories; 35 calories from fat (58 percent of total calories); 4 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 90 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3 g protein; 100 mg sodium.

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Science saves summer classic Beer-can chicken gets boost from close temperature monitoring

Craft brews abound in warmer weather By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM

By W. WAYT GIBBS The Associated Press You may not find too many restaurant chefs plopping their poultry on cans of PBR, but all those tailgaters and beachside grillers are on to something. There are solid scientific reasons chicken really does roast better in a more upright, lifelike pose than when it is flat on its soggy back. And by adding a couple of extra prep steps to the technique and taking your care with the temperature, you can get the best of both worlds: succulent, juicy meat and crispy, golden brown skin. On top of all that, you get to drink the beer. The chicken doesn’t actually need it. Beer-can chicken recipes are everywhere on the Internet, but most of them don’t address the two biggest challenges of roasting poultry. The first is to avoid overcooking the meat. Nothing is more disappointing at a Labor Day cookout than to bite into a beautiful-looking chicken breast only to end up with a mouthful of woody fiber that seems to suck the saliva right out of your glands. The solution to this first challenge is simple: take your time, measure the temperature correctly and frequently, and choose the right target for the core temperature (as measured at the deepest, densest part of the thigh). When you cook the bird slowly, the heat has more time to kill any nasty bacteria living in the food, so you don’t have to cook the heck the out of thing. The federal government recommends bringing the meat to 165 degrees F. for at least 15 seconds. But guidelines issued by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service show 35 minutes at 140 degrees F. achieves the same degree of pasteurization, even in the fattiest chicken. The recipe below calls for several hours in the oven and a core temperature of 145 degrees F. to 150 degrees F., which will meet those guidelines as long as you slow-cook the bird at a low temperature. But be sure you use a reliable, oven-safe thermometer and place it properly as directed in the recipe. The tip shouldn’t be touching or near any bone. The second challenge that most beer-can chicken recipes fail to overcome is crisping the skin. Here, liquid is the enemy, and adding additional liquid in the form of a can full of beer is the wrong approach. So empty the can first – the specifics of that will be left as an exercise for the reader– and use the empty can merely as a way to prop up the bird and to block airflow in its interior so the meat doesn’t dry out. Also, give the skin some breathing room by running your (carefully washed) fingers underneath it before roasting. As the subdermal fat melts away, it will trickle downward; a few well-placed punctures provide exits without compromising the balloon-like ability of the skin

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Slow-Roasted Chicken On A Beer Can

RICHMOND, Va. – It’s the unofficial rule of summer – when the sun comes out, so do the coolers. For many, that means stocking up on light beers that are crisp and refreshing but pack less alcohol. Because when you’re hiking, heading to the beach or pitching a tent, you don’t want to be weighed down by a beer with too robust a body or whose alcohol content impedes the pleasure of all-day sipping. If you’re looking for options beyond the typical mass-market beers, the booming craft beer industry luckily has plenty of options to quench this thirst. Recently, a number of craft brewers have brought out crisp, refreshing choices such as the farmhouse ales known as saisons and sessionable beers, which are perfect for summer sipping. Added bonus – these beers also pair well with grilling staples such as burgers, chicken and sausage, summer salads and pizza, as well as spicy foods like Mexican, Thai and Indian. The trouble with craft beers is that by definition they can be hard to find. That’s part of the appeal, of course, but also a bummer when a buddy raves about a recent find you can’t find. So to make your summer that much better, we’ve gathered a list of some favorite summer-friendly craft brews that are more widely available.

Summerfest From Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, Calif. AP photo

to puff outward under steam pressure. Held apart from the juicy meat, the loose skin will dry as it browns, especially during a final short blast of high heat in a hot oven. Done right, each slice of tender meat will be capped with a strip of wonderfully flavored skin, which will be at its crispiest when it emerges from the oven. So have your table ready, and don’t be slow with the carving knife. But do take a moment to remove the can before you tuck in.

Slow-Roasted Chicken On A Beer Can Start to finish: 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours (30 minutes active) Servings: 4 1 medium roaster chicken 12-ounce can of cold beer (any variety you like to drink) Set an oven rack in the lowest position in the oven. Remove the upper racks. Heat the oven to 175 degrees F, or as low as your oven will allow if its controls do not go this low. Wash your hands well with soap. Remove the neck and bag of giblets, if included, from inside the chicken. Slide your fingertips underneath the skin at the neck opening and gently work the skin

away from the meat. Use care to avoid tearing the skin as you pull it loose from the body; continue as far as you can reach on both the front and the back. Turn the chicken over, and repeat from the cavity opening at the base of the bird, making sure to loosen the skin on the drumsticks so that it is attached only at the wings and the ends of the legs. Use a knife to pierce the skin at the foot end of each leg and at the tail end of the front and back. These small incisions will allow the cooking juices to drain away so that they don’t soak into the skin. Pour the contents of the beer can into a glass, and enjoy it at your leisure. Push the empty can into the tail end of the bird far enough that the chicken can stand upright as it rests on the can. If the neck was included with the chicken, use it like a stopper to close up the opening at the top of the bird. Otherwise you can use a bulldog clip to pinch the skin closed so that steam inflates the loose skin like a balloon and holds it away from the damp meat as the chicken roasts. Set a baking sheet in the oven. Insert the probe of an oven-safe thermometer into the deepest part of the chicken’s thigh. Stand the chicken upright (on the can) on the baking sheet and roast until the core temperature reaches 145

degrees F. if you want the white meat to be juicy and tender; for more succulent dark meat, continue roasting to a core temperature of 150 degrees F. A medium-size roaster will need 3 to 4 hours. After the first 30 minutes of roasting, check the effective baking temperature by inserting a digital thermometer through the skin to a depth of 3/8 inch. The temperature there should be within 5 degrees F. of the target core temperature (either 145 degrees F. or 150 degrees F). If it is too high, open the oven door for several minutes; if too cool, increase the oven setting slightly. Repeat this check of the near-surface temperature every half hour or so. When the core temperature hits the target, take the chicken out and let it rest, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, increase the oven temperature to its hottest baking setting. Don’t use the broiler, but do select a convection baking mode if your oven has one. Return the bird to the hot oven, turn on the light, and watch it carefully as it browns. The goal is crisp, golden brown skin. The skin will start to brown quickly, and browning will accelerate once it starts. So keep your eye on it. Once the chicken is browned, remove the can, carve the bird, and serve immediately, while the skin is still crispy.

Style: Czech Pilsner Alcohol: 5 percent Notes: This golden lager is, of course, refreshing, but it also has a sweet, malty flavor and subtle spicy character that lets you know you’re not drinking just another mainstream beer.

Saison Dupont From Brasserie Dupont in Belgium Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale Alcohol: 6.5 percent Notes: Saison Dupont is the classic farmhouse ale against which many of today’s modern takes on saisons are measured. This style of beer originally was made by farmers in Belgium during the cooler harvest months and stored for drinking during the summer. This unfiltered ale is full-bodied and malty, but has lots of citrus and spice. It finishes dry and has a good amount of carbonation, which heighten its refreshing and complex characteristics.

All Day IPA From Founders Brewing Co. in

Grand Rapids, Mich. Style: American IPA Alcohol: 4.7 percent Notes: Craft beer drinkers have an affinity for hops, which are known

for providing a certain bitterness to beer. For some, the more, the better. For others, that “hoppiness” keeps them away. This beer was brewed with summer – and hop-heads – in mind. The light-bodied ale is crisp and refreshing, but also offers up the citrus and pine tastes and aromas that IPAs are known for. And with an alcohol content below 5 percent, Founders brewed what it called a session ale to be enjoyed all day – and night.

Summer Love Ale From Victory Brewing Co. in Philadelphia Style: Golden Ale Alcohol: 5.2 percent Notes: A few years back, Victory Brewing teamed with the Philadelphia-area tourism folks to come up with a beer to help promote the City of Brotherly Love – and Summer Love was born. The beer became popular among aficionados for its combination of German hops and pale malt that creates a light-bodied ale with a lemony finish.

Colette From Great Divide Brewing Co. in Denver Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale Alcohol: 7.3 percent Notes: Colette is an homage to traditional farmhouse ales. It’s a complex beer that’s crisp, fruity, spicy and fairly tart. Originally a seasonal offering, the demand became so great that Great Divide began brewing it as a year-round offering.

Fleur De Houblon From Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y. Style: Belgian-style Summer Ale Alcohol: 6.8 percent Notes: Ommegang’s brand new summer ale is named for the hop flowers used to make the beer. This Belgian-style golden ale blends flavors of citrus from the whole Bravo hops with aromas of fresh cut grass and the sweetness of tropical fruit. The beer, which is clean, dry and refreshing, is fermented twice with the brewery’s unique house yeast to impart complex and spicy notes.

Trade Winds From The Bruery in Placentia, Calif. Style: Tripel/Belgian-style Golden Ale Alcohol: 8 percent Notes: While a little higher in alcohol content, this Belgian-style ale with sparkling wine-like qualities is definitely a good summer beer, but maybe not all day long. It uses rice in its brewing to give it a lighter body and is spiced with Thai basil. It’s dry, fruity and has a good amount of carbonation.

Prosciutto and melon pairing inspire pasta salad By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press A pasta salad should be easy. It should be a just-throwthe-ingredients-in-a-bowl kind of summer food that doesn’t require too much messing around. With that in mind, we designed this salad to be just that. We do a quick boil of the pasta, and we throw in the veggies to blanch during the last 2 minutes. This simple trick saves you a pot to wash and an extra step. Then we add some flavor in the way of salty prosciutto and sweet melon, and you’ve got a classic Italian pairing

turned into summer side dish. Of course, because it’s pasta salad, the combinations really are limitless. You can substitute any shape pasta you prefer. Switch out the prosciutto for bacon or salami, green beans for the asparagus, peaches for the cantaloupe. The great thing about pasta salad is that it’s so easy to make it yours.

3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced 4 ounces prosciutto, cut into thin strips 1 cup diced cantaloupe 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves Salt and ground black pepper Shaved Parmesan cheese

Prosciutto, Cantaloupe And Orecchiette Salad

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Two minutes before the pasta is finished cooking, add the asparagus. When the pasta is finished, drain immediately and mix in several ice cubes. Stand the strainer of pasta

Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 8 16 ounces orecchiette pasta 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

and asparagus in the sink and run cool water over them until completely cooled. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and mustard. Add the cooked and cooled pasta and asparagus, the fennel, prosciutto, cantaloupe and basil. Gently stir to combine and distribute the dressing. Season with salt and pepper, then garnish with the Parmesan.

Nutrition information per serving: 320 calories; 70 calories from fat (22 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 14 g protein; 470 mg sodium.

Prosciutto, Cantaloupe And Orecchiette Salad

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Kish College launches new GED class format With the GED test undergoing substantial changes in 2014, the Adult Education Department at Kishwaukee College is changing the class format of the free GED preparation classes it offers throughout the district for the fall semester. “We have changed the format to offer a more intensive ‘four-dayper-week’ class interaction,” Tricia Wagner, director of Adult Education at the college, said in a news release. “This will better prepare students to either complete the current GED before December or prepare for the new GED in January. We want our GED students to know: We are here for you!” The Adult Education Department has streamlined the GED class scheduling: there is a single class site in each of the three main communities: DeKalb, Sycamore

and Rochelle. In the past, there were several sites in each community as well as in some of the smaller communities in the district. “With three sites, students and the community can become familiar with exactly where the classes will be held,” Wagner said in the release. “This reduces the risk of a ‘too small’ class being canceled or moved in the middle of the semester and also allows us to consolidate support services – like counseling and childcare – so that we can maximize the benefits that students can receive from those services.” The GED curriculum delivery has been modified as well. In the past, students would meet one or two days each week and, during each class, cover all five GED subject areas: math, reading, writing, science and social studies. In that format,

students who only wanted or needed assistance with writing, for example, attended a class that covered all the other subject areas, too. In the new four-day format, two days are designated for math and science preparation and review and two are designated for reading, writing and social studies. “This concentrates and intensifies the instruction because both students and instructors can focus on specific academic content areas. Students now have the option to choose which subjects they want to study, or can come on all four days to receive instruction in all areas. And, the classes are all free,” Wagner said in the release. Wagner noted that although GED preparation is the main goal of the free classes, they also are designed to give students a firm foundation

to prepare for a longer-term goal: college. “We want to communicate to our students that earning their GED is really a first step in their education,” Wagner said. “As they prepare for the GED in the focused environment we can provide, they will also be working to develop the skills to continue their education. The GED is a first step in a pathway that leads to their goals of certificate or degree completion and, ultimately, employment. We would like to instill in them that the more dreaming and goal planning they can do, the better off they will be. “Going to college means both academic and workforce preparation. Whether students aspire to receive a short-term certificate, earn a two-year degree, or transfer to a four-year institution, the

Kishwaukee College Adult Education Department stands ready to help students begin working toward educational goals that can result in better jobs and better pay,” she said in the release. GED classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays at the following locations: in Sycamore at Sycamore High School from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.; in Rochelle at Rochelle United Methodist Church from 6 to 8:15 p.m.; and DeKalb at Westminster Presbyterian Church from 9 to 11:15 a.m. An additional intensive reading class is available in DeKalb at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Monday and Wednesday from noon to 2:15 pm Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, contact Tricia Wagner at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180, or at


Kennedy McCoy Age 6, Aug. 14

Sydney, Samantha and Christian Thorne Age 8, Aug. 27

Hometown: DeKalb Parents: Shaun and Jennifer McCoy Siblings: Anthony and Irish Grandparents: Phil McCoy, Cheryl McCoy and Kelly and Sue Forest, all of Sycamore Great-grandmother: Marcia Forest of DeKalb

Hometown: Creston Parents: Ben and Betsy Thorne Grandparents: Ron and Deb Williams of Maple Park and Mike and Judy Thorne of Elburn

Margaret Grace McConnaughay Age 12, Aug. 28 Hometown: Sycamore Parents: Brent and Colleen McConnaughay Hometown: LaCrosse, Wis. Siblings: Mary Kate and Parents: Brad and Deb Olson Megan Sibling: Makayla Grandparents: Jeri Delaney of Grandparents: Jeff and Bonnie Stupack of Aurora, Sandi Hutchens Sycamore and Marilyn McConof Veroqua, Wis., and Jim and Betty Olson of Waterman naughay of Elgin

Max and Jack Olson Age 10, Sept. 4

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Maple Park high school student McKayla Helm attended Robotics Camp with 11 other campers from around the country at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Maple Park student attends collegiate engineering camp Maple Park high school student McKayla Helm got a chance to get out of the classroom and explore opportunities that can come from a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Helm attended Robotics Camp with 11 other campers from around the country at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, July 21 though 26, in Rapid City, S.D. The campers stayed on campus and worked directly with Brian Fehrman, a master’s degree candidate in Computational Science and Robotics at the School of Mines, as well as members of the SDSMT Robotics Team. “Robotics is becoming more pervasive each day in areas spanning from the medical field to farming and beyond,” Fehrman, who designed the camp, said in a news release. “Robotics summer camp helps prepare students to fill or even create these technical jobs that are much needed in South Dakota.”

The five-day curriculum included building, designing, coding and programming robots to perform a variety of complex functions automatically and with a remote control. Teamwork is a key element of the camp; students were required to solve problems collaboratively and encouraged to help each other. The camp was made possible by a grant from the NASA Summer of Innovation program, which helped hire professional educators Diane Dittmer and Teresa Olson. Other sponsors include Caterpillar, the engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, and the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. For more information on this and other School of Mines camps in 2014, interested students, parents, and counselors can call 605-394-2693. Updated information will be posted at as it becomes available.

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 and click on the nomination link. For more information contact the DeKalb Chamber office at 815-756-6306

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Fear of 911 publicity causes some not to call Dear Abby: A friend of mine was a victim of domestic violence. When I asked her why she didn’t phone 911 for help, her response was, “They play those 911 calls on the radio all the time.” She didn’t want her prominent husband’s career damaged by adverse publicity. Today, a group of us discussed the issue over breakfast. Many of the women said that because of the popularity of 911 calls being broadcast on the Internet, radio and TV, they’d be hesitant to phone for help when needed, too. Abby, someone is going to suffer serious harm out of fear that their call for help will be publicized. Do you know what can be done about this new “drama entertainment”? I wouldn’t want my terrified call heard by the public either, so I’d take my

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips chances without calling for help. I just hope I don’t wake up dead one day as a result. – Publicity-Shy in Florida Dear Publicity-Shy: Nothing can be done about “drama entertainment” as long as the public has an appetite for it. The reason for the practice of “if it bleeds, it leads” in the media is that it draws viewers and listeners – which means advertising revenue. In the case of domestic violence, calling 911 is the lesser of two evils. Out-of-control abusers have been known to maim and kill the ones they “love.” Ask yourself if your friend’s husband’s career

was worth risking her life for. It makes more sense to risk a 911 call being broadcast than to have cameras and TV reporters camped on your lawn while the EMTs or the coroner carry your battered, bloody body out on a gurney. Dear Abby: I’m overweight and have a family history of heart disease and diabetes. An injury to my back severely limits my ability to exercise, so diet is an important part of my health plan. My problem is people CONSTANTLY try to get me to eat. I explain my situation, but they still urge me to have “just a taste.” If I go to a party and shy away from the buffet, the host feels I’m being rude. Recently, my supervisor at work became insulted because I refused some food she brought to a work meeting.

These people wouldn’t be upset if an alcoholic refused a drink, so why are they so hostile to me? (Another thing that upsets me is when somebody dies an early death, these same folks say, “He should have taken better care of himself.”) – Under Attack in Arizona Dear Under Attack: For many people, food has become something other than fuel for the body. It can symbolize love, caring, acceptance – and when it is refused it can seem like a personal rejection to the person offering it. (Yes, I know it’s crazy.) Your best defense is to remind your hosts, your supervisor, your co-workers and friends that you have a family history of health problems and are on a doctor-advised restricted diet to manage it. Remind these generous souls

that socializing is more about the company than the food, and you are grateful that they understand. Dear Abby: You give so much great advice, I’m wondering if there is a basic principle you abide by in order to help guide you when giving advice. – Curious Reader Dear Curious: I hadn’t really thought about it, but I suppose it’s something like this: Show up for work ready to put forth my best effort. Be honest enough to admit that not everyone agrees with me or that I’m sometimes wrong. Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don’t pull any punches, don’t preach and always try to be succinct.

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

MRI for prostate cancer reveals spread extent Dear Dr. K: I recently had a prostate biopsy and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now my doctor wants to do an MRI. Why? What new information will the MRI provide? Dear Reader: I can understand why you’re puzzled. A biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing prostate cancer, so why do you need any other test? In a biopsy, bits of tissue are removed from different areas of your prostate gland. They are examined with a microscope to see if there are cancerous cells. If the biopsy shows cancer, the diagnosis has been made. The biopsy also can help determine how aggressive the cancer will be

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff and how likely it is to spread. The biopsy tells you for sure if you have prostate cancer. But it doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about how bad the cancer is and what kind of treatment you should receive. Once you’ve been diagnosed, decisions about your treatment will depend on the stage of your cancer. “Staging” is a way of describing how far your cancer has spread. Ultrasound imaging tests have traditionally been used to determine how much of the

prostate gland is filled with cancer, and whether the cancer has spread to the tissues next to the prostate. A newer kind of MRI called endorectal MRI may give a clearer picture than ultrasound of the local spread of prostate cancer. That’s important because, in the majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer, it exists in multiple locations in the prostate gland. This new kind of MRI is not yet widely available, but it may be available to your doctor. Bone scans can determine if prostate cancer has spread through the blood to bones. MRI scans of the bones are another technique for detecting the spread of cancer. The pictures produced by

the MRI will tell your doctor whether and to what extent your cancer has spread to surrounding tissue, lymph nodes and other parts of your body. Your doctor will use these details along with other information to predict how aggressive your tumor is and what treatment will be best. Many new techniques are under development to improve the diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer. New types of blood tests can spot prostate cancer cells that have escaped from the prostate gland and are circulating in the blood and threatening to lodge in bones. Biopsy specimens are not only being examined under a microscope; they also are

being studied to see what genes are turned on and off in the cancerous tissue. These “gene expression” patterns are likely to point to the best treatment. Finally, new MRI imaging techniques are in development. For example, doctors may inject a contrast agent, such as a dye, into the bloodstream. This dye is absorbed by the prostate. Cancerous tissue absorbs the agent differently than other tissue. During a contrast-enhanced MRI, the cancerous tissue appears brighter than non-cancerous tissue, making it easier to identify and treat.

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Discuss your concerns with a female doctor Dr. Wallace: Please help me. I am desperate and don’t know who to turn to. My father is a psychiatrist, and my mom teaches at a university. Last week I went to a friend’s birthday party and wound up having sex with a guy I had just met. I don’t know why I did it. I was a virgin and really didn’t know the guy. I had been drinking and the guy was cute and a sweet talker and things just happened. I feel terrible at this moment. The guy didn’t use a condom and, of course, being a virgin I had no “safety” protection. The guy was a college student from Colorado, and I

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace don’t know if I will ever see him again. Let’s just say that I participated in a very foolish thing – a “one-night stand.” I not only feel miserable that I lost my virginity to someone I really didn’t know, but I’m worried that I could have picked up a sexually transmitted disease and/or be pregnant. What should I do? I’m still in shock, and I can’t talk to my mother because she

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Be observant and nonjudgmental with peers and partners in the year ahead. Take care of your own responsibilities before taking on another’s cause. Diplomacy will be required if you’re to maintain your popularity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – When dealing with people who can influence your future, you should keep your emotions hidden. Present your best and most talented traits and refrain from complaining or criticizing others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Venture out amongst friends and peers who have something to offer you. Getting out and socializing will lead to a new and very valuable relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Don’t get angry, get moving. If you want to meet your goals, you’ll need to work quickly. A conversation could prove important to your work or career. Your eagerness and inventive outlook will impress the right people. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – When talking to an important someone, keep your wits about you and resist saying something you will regret. Proceed with caution and put greater emphasis on improving what you have to offer instead of on what others lack. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Your family or loved ones could coerce you into making some bad financial decisions. You’ll need to find alternatives that make them happy without breaking the bank. Devote some time to your own projects as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – How you present yourself will make a difference to the outcome of a legal, financial or medical situation. Do your best and be your best, and things will work out just fine. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Conduct business matters without showing emotion, and you’ll make deals and sign contracts with confidence. Ask for what you want and don’t hesitate to make last-minute changes that will increase your returns. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Expect sudden reversals with regard to partnership situations. To avoid further trouble, retreat and sort through what’s happened instead of overreacting. A challenging physical activity could help ease your stress. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – An intellectual challenge will boost your confidence and put you in a good position. Networking functions will bring you in touch with serious partners. Nurture relationships to avoid discord down the line. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Say little and do a lot. The difference you make to a cause will impress someone who can help you raise your profile. Romance should be scheduled for late in the day. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Get into shape, start a diet and do whatever it takes to feel better about your appearance. It won’t take much – just a small change to your routine will do wonders for your confidence. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Expand your interests and your friendships to learn some valuable new skills and make crucial work contacts. What you learn and who you meet will be quite useful down the line.

thinks I’m a “little angel,” and, of course, I wouldn’t discuss my problem with my father. I could see a doctor, but I’m deathly afraid that my parents would find out about my dilemma. Please help. I’m only 17. – Nameless, Pittsburgh, Pa. Nameless: I’m glad you have reached out for help. Remaining isolated and making yourself miserable with worry accomplishes nothing. You need to relax, forgive yourself – and make an appointment to see a doctor. I discussed your situation with our family doctor, who suggested that you seek out a female doctor. Your


appointment with her will be completely confidential, and the results will not be shared with anyone. Action is always better than worry. Make an appointment immediately! Dr. Wallace: I would like to add one more word on teen smoking. I am a 52-year-old woman who started smoking at age 15. When I started in high school, smoking was cool. There were still advertisements on the TV, radio, billboards, etc., that made it look like everyone smoked. At 22, I watched my father die from lung cancer, but by then, I was already so addicted that I could not quit. I

still make an effort to quit at least 2 or 3 times a year, but the power of nicotine is very strong. I know one day I will succeed. I only hope by then it will not be too late. Please tell your teen readers not to ever start smoking! I wish I never had. – Nameless, Lake Charles, La. Nameless: I will continue to encourage teens to avoid tobacco products for the same reasons mentioned in your email. Teens need to learn from those who “have been there, and done that.” Our teen readers thank you.

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Do not be deaf to the auction Walter Lippmann, who originated the terms “Cold War” and “stereotype,” said, “It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” At the bridge table, the auction is nothing if the players are deaf to it. This deal would be impossible for anyone who did not remember the bidding; it would be testing for someone who did. How should South plan the play in three no-trump? West leads his fourth-highest heart. East wins with his ace and returns the three, his original fourth-highest. (If he had started with only three hearts, he would have led back his higher remaining card in the suit.) To be honest, although it was best here, I disapprove of West’s opening lead. With no side-suit entry, he should have led his spade. (The last time I did not lead partner’s suit, diamonds, they made three no-trump vulnerable instead of going down three.) South has eight top tricks: three spades, one heart and four clubs. He does not have time to play on diamonds, so must get four spade tricks. With silent opponents, declarer would cash his ace and queen, but that does not rate to work here, needing West to have a singleton jack. South should hope that West has a singleton eight or nine. Declarer plays a club to dummy’s 10, then leads specifically the spade 10. If East plays low, South runs the 10. If East covers with his jack, declarer wins with his ace (or queen) and happily notes the fall of the eight on his left. He returns to the dummy with a club, plays a spade to his seven, and can claim.


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

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Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr


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‘Twas the Night Before School’

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Back-to-school assembly

Homeschool group offers support, classes H.O.U.S.E. Homeschool Group’s fall registration will be held Tuesday in Rockford. Those new to homeschooling or looking for a group that offers both support and classes, can visit the group’s website at http://rockfordareahouse. Classes begin Sept. 10. All families are welcome.

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

Benedictine University Provided photo

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On the night of Aug. 20, the South Prairie Elementary PTO in Sycamore hosted “Twas the Night Before School” to kick off the 2013-2014 academic year. The evening offered students and their families the opportunity to visit the school, meet with teachers and staff, and reconnect with friends. All Sycamore students returned to the classroom for the 2013-2014 year on Aug. 21.

South Prairie Elementary School Principal Julie Graves led an all-school assembly on Aug. 21 to welcome back students, teachers, staff and families. Teacher Jane Dargatz is pictured pretending to be a locker while teacher Deb Klock, assisted by Principal Graves, demonstrates the proper way to store backpacks and coats in lockers.

Alycia H. Josephs of Somonauk, Bachelor of Arts in social science Mary S. LaBee of Sycamore, Master of Science in nursing Shane William Smart of Sandwich, Master of Education

Columbia College Chicago

First day of school

Woodbury garden

Sarah Jarocha of Cortland, Bachelor of Arts in film and video Sarah Cubalchini of DeKalb, Bachelor of Arts in playwriting Cameron Goetz of Sycamore, Bachelor of Arts in film and video

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

Concordia University Bethany Sullivan of Kingston

University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Many happy families brought celebrated the first day of school at Woodbury Elementary School in Sandwich on Aug. 23.

The students at Woodbury Elementary School in Sandwich harvested cabbage, cucumbers and green peppers on the first day of school in addition to reading, writing and arithmetic. Woodbury families weeded the garden donated by Kiwanis all summer. Students will now take over weeding and harvesting.

© 2013 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 29, No. 37

Today, almost every job requires using computers or tablets in some way. Dawn needs a score of 17 to win this computer game. What is the largest number of tools she can capture? Put a blue ring around these. What is the least number of objects she can capture? Put a red ring around these.

very year, on the first Monday in September, the U.S. and Canada observe a holiday. Many get the day off from their jobs. Children get the day off from school. On Labor Day, (Labour Day in Canada) we honor working people and the dignity of labor.

Standards Link: Mathematics: Combining numbers to compare sums.

The first Labor Day was held just over 100 years ago in New York City.

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

To labor means to work. In 1882, many kinds of workers lived in New York City. There were carpenters, bricklayers, furniture-makers, jewelers, printers and more. hile they were proud of their work and what they made, many laborers were unhappy with their long hours, unsafe workplaces and low pay. Many worked seven days a week and 12 or 14 hours a day. Pay was so low that even young children had to work.

This year’s Labor Day parade is off to a strange start. Find at least 10 things wrong in this picture.

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

Standards Link: Visual Discrimination.

In the 1880s, New York workers formed groups called craft unions. Bricklayers had their own union. The carpenters had theirs and so did the printers. After a while, these small unions formed a larger union called the Knights of Labor. The Knights of Labor fought for workers’ rights. Their “weapons” were words and votes. They fought to get children out of the factories and the mines. They fought for better pay and safer working environments. Standards Link: History/Social Science: Students understand working conditions and the rise of the labor movement. Students understand events honored in commemorative holidays. Students understand the difficulties populations have faced in the American culture.

In 1882, a New York City union called the Central Labor Union (C.L.U.) decided to hold a parade and picnic for workers on September 5. The parade would be a chance for workers to show off their work. More than 10,000 marchers showed up that day. Thousands more watched the parade. Many of the people carried signs that told what the workers wanted to change.

Labor Day ABC

Workers all over the country liked the idea of a workers’ holiday. By the 1930s every state in the U.S. celebrated Labor Day. Today we celebrate Labor Day to remember that working people help make our country strong. All workers are important!

Use the letters above to complete the messages on the signs from the 1880s.

Standards Link: History/Social Science: Students understand working conditions and the rise of the labor movement including bargaining, strikes and protests over labor conditions. Reading Comprehension: Follow simple directions.

Clip from the classified section five or more different job titles. Glue them onto a piece of paper in ABC order. Decorate your paper with pictures of people doing the jobs you selected. Standards Link: Spelling: Arrange words in alphabetical order.

Article Mix-Up Cut out a newspaper article. Cut the article into four pieces. Give the pieces to a friend to see if he or she can put the article back together in the right order. Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Use reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret informational text.

Kid Scoop Sponsored By Dear Kid Scoop, I want to do well in school but sometimes school is hard for me. How can I make it fun? Sincerely, I.M.Sad How would you answer this letter? DOWNTOWN SYCAMORE

Sarah Klein of DeKalb ——— Following is a list of local college students who were named to the Dean’s List this summer.

Western Illinois University Joshua J. Garman of Sycamore

Go for a nature walk with some friends. Each of you select one of the bingo cards below. When you see one of the things shown on the card, cross out that space. The first person to black out their card wins!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 “Just hangin with my friends” Photo by: Pamela

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DeKalb 106 Berkshire Drive


Fri., Aug. 30 5 - 7pm Sat., Aug. 31 8am - 12 BREEDER Swine Farm in Kingston looking for a FT Breeder. Call 815-784-6521 M-F 8:00 – 4:00. or E-mail: INSULATORS – experienced Western Suburbs. Must have valid DL. Send resume to

Small appliances, refrigerator, furniture, stained glass, pictures, bedding, nice clothing size 8-XL, misc.

DeKalb 122 Ilehamwood


Friday 9-5 Saturday & Sunday 9 -?

Miscellaneous plus antiques, Thursday-Saturday 8/29-31; 9:00-2:00; No early birds.


8N020 Columbine West

Household, clothes, furniture, new window air conditioner, laundry sink, & much more!


RECEPTIONIST / GREETER Busy retail establishment is seeking a highly energetic, outgoing and motivated individual who can perform the day to day tasks of greeting, reception and clerical duties. The ideal candidate will provide excellent communication skills and outstanding customer service to our valued customers. Duties will include, but are not limited to answering phones, greeting customers, filing and organizing files in a professional manner. Must be able to work some Saturdays and alternate holidays. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel are extremely helpful. Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of experience or resume to:

HANDYMAN / MAINTENANCE Part Time for apartment complex in DeKalb. Email resume to: NOW HIRING! Lifeguards and Youth Focused individuals. Apply now:

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

8am – 2pm

2218 Fairland Dr

143 Evans Ave.

Wednesday 8/28 thru Friday 8/30 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Tables, Tools, Antiques, Glassware, Furniture, Lawn Mowers, Bicycles, and Misc.

Brand new Jr/women summer dresses, tank tops, bling nail stickers. Misc household items, crochet books.

DeKalb Friday, August 30th 12noon – 5pm Saturday, August 31st 9am – 4pm

930 Lewis St. Complete Bedroom Set, Sofa, Desks, Sewing Machine, Woman's Bike, Lamps, Shelves, End Tables and More!

GARAGE AND ESTATE SALE Thursday & Friday August 29 & 30 Starting at 8:00am

KISHWAUKEE KIWANIS CORNFEST Parking ($5) & Rummage Sale Aug 30-Sept 1

204 N 4th St, DeKalb (former Mooney car dealership) Parking ($5) Fri 3p-9p, Sat 9a-10p, Sun 9a-6p


Rummage Sale Saturday only 8a-4p Quilting software (EQ4&5) quilt fabric, books, magazines, reptile terrarium, toaster oven, luggage, lamps, Beanie Babies, exercise equip, lab blankets, art work, XMas, gardening, housewares, craft supplies, much more you need to come & see.

Genoa Hinckley

Proceeds stay in the community for Kish Kiwanis projects.

Early morning Monday through Saturday. 1 year contract.


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


Downtown Sycamore. Phone 815-558-4448 Describe in detail to claim. Cat Found 8/19 on North Grove Rd in Sycamore. Young, black, gray & white. 815-341-9948

Thursday Only, 8 - 4

Alley at 3rd & Prospect Antiques, chairs, trunk, tools, dishes, TV, wall art, fishing gear




12471 Wedgemere Dr See Pics at www.somethingspecial


45W303 RAMM RD. 3 miles N of Rt. 64, 1 mile W of Rt 47


117 Pooler Fri 8 - 5, Sat 8 - 2

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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.

BB-Gun Pistol Carl Walther, Model PPK/S CO2, 16 Shot Clip $75. 815-508-3553

Blue Smith-Corona portable electric typewriter & metal typewriter-stand on wheels. $25 each obo 815-756-5403 10a-7p

Wooden Dresser: vintage 1940's, $75/OBO Sycamore 239-961-2498

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

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

FILING CABINETS (3) 2 (5) Drawer and 1 (4) Drawer. All have Pend-o-Flex holders and hanging files with file folders. $30 each. Email: if interested

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953. Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114, Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

46" LCD Flat Screen TV $300. Creston. Leave Message, 815-793-1027 Calculator - Texas Instruments Model Ti 83 plus Graphing. Used. $30. 815-508-3553

Thurs, Fri, Sat 8am-5pm

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

341 Home St.


Antiques, mannequin, household, lamps, concrete forms, and much much more.


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


46 PIECE SNOWMAN DISHWARE SET - $50. Royal Seasons Stoneware: complete set for 8, Includes: 8 lg. plates, 8 sm. plates, 8 mugs, 8 bowls, 2 different salt & pepper shakers, lg. serving platter, sm. butter plate, veggie tray, napkin holder, cream & sugar containers, 2 candlesticks, gravy boat & spoon holder. Ebay lists the 16 piece set for $50 and up. This carries many unique pieces not found together. 563-650-4938. Want to sell quick! BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & PieCake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Blender: Oster, White, 10 Speed Like New. $18. 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.

20 Ga. Mossburg all set up w/scope & extra barrel for Deer Hunting. 5 boxes of slugs, new case. Need GUN CARD to buy $500 815-756-7325

Lawn Mower CRAFTSMAN LIGHTWEIGHT PUSH MOWER $35 firm. 847-515-8012



Aug 30 – Sept 1

Self-Propelled, 21”, rear bagger, lawn mower. Works great! $125. 815-355-4452

Fri, 4pm-7pm Sat & Sun, 8am-4pm Tools, Furniture, Home Goods, & SO MUCH MORE!!!


Fri, Sat, Sun 8am to Dusk 365 N. Hickory 8 ft. plank table w/ 7 chairs, Lincoln memorabilia, and more!

BARBELL + 80 lbs. of WEIGHTS. Clamps included & ready to use. 2x15 lbs and 2x25 lbs. - $30 563-650-4938 Elliptical - Magnetic resistance, adjustable stride w/fan & digital display. Space Saver, $100 815-786-8767 evenings

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

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

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

MICROWAVE/OVEN COOK CENTER GE electric, black microwave/oven combination cook center, 27" wide x 42" long, for a kitchen or bar inset cabinet. Works great! $225. 815-355-4452 Used Appliances: White Gas Stove $150, White Electric Double Oven Stove $200, White Dishwasher $100, Sage Green Electric Dryer Kenmore Elite w/ Steam Care $400 OBO, Somonauk, call 815-797-1099


Work great, moving, need to sell within the week. $275/obo. Refrigerator, great condition! $150. 815-382-5861 Whirlpool Stainless Steel dishwasher, Quiet partner 3, grt cond., $75 Sycamore 239-961-2498

Comfy light brown leather couch, clean & very good condition. Great to sit or lay on and no spots where you feel the frame. If interested, Call 563-650-4938

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

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

Blue & White Like New Potty Chair Made By Summer. $15. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953


Aluminum, 30', used, $300/ea. 773-882-5905 Fog Machine – Small, Electric $20 815-508-3553 Heavy Duty New Yack Pack Assorted Designs - Lifetime Warranty - $15 - Sycamore. 815-895-5373 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. Inner Tube, 12.5L-15/16 TR15 $10. 815-508-3553

Fisher Price Toddler/Child Musical Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony Ride On. Yellow/Tan Horse On Green Platform. Like New $20. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. LEGO Collections, SRX Slot Car Set, MTH Old Gauge Freight Set. All Boxed in original packaging. $1700 815-787-3856 Little Tikes Child Shopping Cart, Yellow & Blue In Color, Like New, $15, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Has Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, 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.

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 Werner Step Ladder Aluminum, 10', 300lb. Rating, Type I $150 815-508-3553

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco – White, with medium titanium interior. 22,400 miles, excellent condition $14,810. Greg 815-670-1982

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. 138K miles, 1 owner, black, V8, sunroof, garage kept, towing hitch, $7,500. 815-264-3443

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

Auto Repair Manuals Chilton's, 1980-1987, 19741983 & 1964-1971; Also, 19501959 Truck Manuals, $15 each 815-393-3077 after 12pm


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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

HOT TUB ~ 7 PERSON Caldera/Niagara, extra deep, lights and waterfall. $2000/obo 586-615-1575 Sycamore

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 NIU bean bag game, 2 targets, 8 bags, ext plywood $95 847-836-9543 Scuba Gear. Wet Suit, BC, Tank, Regulators. $225 firm. 630-212-6657

Child Vanity & Pink Chair - Little Tikes. Vanity Has White Lift Up Lid With "Mirror" Underneath That Child Can See Themselves In & Compartments Of Different Sizes For Storage. Can Be Used As A Desk Also. $22, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. FIRE TRUCK CAR - Child Little Tikes Red Fire Truck Ride In/On Car, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.


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

We Pay The Best!

WORK GLOVES – 300 pr., New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $100 for all, will separate. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

Very sweet, free to good home. 815-931-8911


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MELTON DRIVEWAY SIGNAL BELL $55. 847-515-8012 NFL New Black & White Reebok FGT Cleats w/Anti-Friction Lining, Size 10.5, $25. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Propane Tank 15lb, ½ Full, Like New $25. 815-508-3553



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

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. 2012 Jayco Jayfeather Ultralite 17Z Expandable Unit. $10,800 Like New! Call 815-739-0967 for more information.

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

1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or

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

RECRUIT LOCAL! Target your recruitment message to DeKalb County or reach our entire area. For more information, call 877-264-2527 or email: helpwanted@




Dining Room Set

Marble table with 6 chairs. Original price $1200, selling for $275/obo. 815-382-5861

Drop Leaf Table

With 2 matching chairs, light maple finish 40” round with leaves, raised, excellent condition. Great for small area, $125. 630-232-1982 DVD CABINET – Solid Oak DVD Cabinet – 24”w x 36”h x 6”d. Excellent Condition. 4 shelves, can fit over a few hundred DVDs. $85. 847-659-1852

Beautiful Custom Built! 6700 Sq. Ft. 7 Wooded Acres. Private Pond, Separate Entertainment House. Only $575,000

“Priced to Sell!”

CALL Marilyn Yamber 815-758-7368

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


Yamber Real Estate & Property Management ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 36” dark wood entertainment center easily fits 51" flat panel TV, shelves for electronics & cabinets for DVDs & games. Great condition, no scratches. Only $50! Call for interest or pictures: 563-650-4938



Entertainment Center, cherry, 40” wide x 54” high, w/pocket doors & drawer for tapes, $220, 815-355-4452

LIVING ROOM TABLES Antique Canning Jars w/wire bail & glass lids. $3.25 each 815-895-5732 Antique Enterprise Cherry Pitter $20. 815-895-5732

* Quality Sale * Lawn mower, leaf shredder, gas grill, tools, vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner, kerosene heater, computer items, 1000 mens/womens clothing L-3XL $1.50ea + Misc.

Pro Form Treadmill, exercise equip, camping gear, tent, bookcases, stereo equip, Bose 501 speakers, Stampin Up, Legos, generator, patio set & umbreallas, Sentry safe, motorcycle gear, kitchen, clothes, Yakima car top poles, bedding.

9777 US Rt. 30



Sycamore 880 Berkshire Ct. Fri & Sat, 8 - 4


Furniture, Tools, Clothing, Holiday Decorations & Much, Much More!

Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $200 for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852


109 Terrace Dr.



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

ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE – 1960's Singer 500A Slant-O-Matic AKA the “Rocketeer”. $150. 847-612-9963 Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting?

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1 set of living room tables. Sofa table, coffee table and two end tables. Solid wood. Drawers in end tables. Good shape. $150 for all. Call Tom 815-895-4864 LOVE SEAT - navy blue, like new. $100. Best Time to Call: Anytime. 815-762-5746 RELAXING LEATHER RECLINER. Very study, normal wear & tear on frame. Great for a student or someone just wanting a long-lasting, fall-asleep-in, comfortable recliner. Dark Brown. Call: 563-650-4938. In our DeKalb home, but moving Labor Day Weekend without it. $50! Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

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




Page D2 • Wednesday, August 28, 2013 pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on October 10, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 1462 Legacy Drive, Unit 3, Dekalb, IL 60115 PIN: 08-13-323-047 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W120835. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Condo. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-0835 I557320 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 28, September 4 & 11, 2013.)

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

icago, (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1211510 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I553546

BEAUTIFUL 5 ACRE RANCH HOME 3 bed 2 bath newer accessible ranch on 5 acres with horse barn, pasture & apple orchard 10 min from Rochelle I39. Storage bldgs avail for addition rent $1500& first, last, security dep. small pet ok with deposit. 630-781-4858

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LUZ I. TYRA, TERRY A. TYRA, FIFTH THIRD BANK (CHICAGO), CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A., UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 12 CH 644 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (1) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Aaron Johnson, Old Second National Bank, Route 47 at Cross Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Telephone Number: (630) 466-6356. (2) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 14841 Hiawatha Lane, Somonauk, Illinois 60552. (3) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: residential real estate. (4) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale by calling the contact referenced above in Paragraph (1). (5) The time and place of the sale is October 10, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. (6) The terms of sale are: A. The sale shall be by public auction. B. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. C. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County, or other duly authorized officer. (7) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, By: /s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin One of Plaintiff's Attorneys THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC 2040 ABERDEEN COURT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle August 28, September 4 & 11, 2013.)



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PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-0835 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Matthew S. Rogers; Crystal K. Lass; Summit Enclave Homeowners Association; Summit Enclave Townhome Condominium Association; Illinois Department of Revenue; Defendants. 12 CH 276

Daily Chronicle / NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on October 10, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: DWELLING UNIT 315-3 IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE TOWNHOME CONDOMINIUM CABINET 10 SLIDE 24D RECORDED ON JUNE 21, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2007010934 AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY: CERTAIN LOTS OR PARTS OF THEREOF, IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO THE DECLRATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED MAY 13, 2003 AS DOCUMENT 2003-013150, AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 1462 Legacy Drive, Unit 3, Dekalb, IL 60115 PIN: 08-13-323-047 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W120835. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: Condo. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-0835 I557320 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 28, September 4 & 11, 2013.)

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

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

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


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

MANLEY, DEAS, KOCHALSKI, LLC One East Wacker Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LUZ I. TYRA, TERRY A. TYRA, FIFTH THIRD BANK (CHICAGO), CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A., UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 12 CH 644 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Court in the above entitled cause the property hereinafter described or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment, will be sold to the highest bidder. (1) The name, address and telephone number of the person to contact for information regarding the real estate is: Aaron Johnson, Old Second National Bank, Route 47 at Cross Street, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Telephone Number: (630) 466-6356. (2) The common address and other common description, if any, of the real estate is: 14841 Hiawatha Lane, Somonauk, Illinois 60552. (3) The legal description of the real estate is: LOT 10 IN FIRST ADDITION TO BUCK LAKE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST . OF SECTION 27 AND PART OF THE SOUTH EAST . OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, SOMONAUK TOWNSHIP, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON JULY 24, 1972 IN BOOK ¡ÈP¡É OF PLATS, PAGE 95 AS DOCUMENT NO. 366845, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (4) A description of the improvements on the real estate is: residential real estate. (5) The real estate may be inspected prior to sale by calling the contact referenced above in Paragraph (1). (6) The time and place of the sale is October 10, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. (7) The terms of sale are: A. The sale shall be by public auction. B. The sale shall be by open verbal bid. C. The sale shall be conducted by the Sheriff of DeKalb County, or other duly authorized officer. (8) Title will be conveyed subject to all general real estate taxes which are a lien upon the real estate, but have not yet become due and payable, and special assessments, if any, and easements and restrictions of record. OLD SECOND NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, By: /s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin One of Plaintiff's Attorneys THE FOSTER & BUICK LAW GROUP, LLC 2040 ABERDEEN COURT SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS 60178 PHONE: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle August 28, September 4 & 11, 2013.)

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given you, Jill A. Bozek; Joseph Bozek, Jr.; and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 23 Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois by the said plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: Lot 42 in Country Meadows Phase Three, a subdivision of part of the South half of Section 26, Township 42 north, Range 3 East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the plat recorded November 15, 2002 as Document Number 2002023910, in the Village of Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois. 507 Forest Drive, Kirkland, IL 60146 01-26-401-016 Now, therefore, unless you, Jill A. Bozek; Joseph Bozek, Jr.; and Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, and the said above named defendants, file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the 23 Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois, on or before October 14, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a Judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said Complaint. Joel A. Knosher One of Plaintiff's Attorneys MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6298481 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 28, September 4 & 11, 2013.)



Daily Chronicle / , A THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "C" OF PLATS, PAGE 49, ON APRIL 8, 1903, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1041 SOUTH 6TH STREET, DEKALB, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by, DAN J. KIEPERT A/K/A DANIEL KIEPERT A/K/A DANIEL J. KIEPERT; MARIE KIEPERT; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST CENTENNIAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2008014650; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before September 27, 2013, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1308102 I557332 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 28, September 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DANA L. ZASTROW, DECEASED. CASE NO. 13 P 104 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Dana L. Zastrow of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Ronald G. Klein on August 7, 2013, whose attorneys are KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, Attorneys at Law, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, IL 60178. Claims against the estate may be

agai y filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of issuance of Letters of Office and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: August 12, 2013 /S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Ronald G. Klein Attorney for the Estate of Dana L. Zastrow KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK LEWIS, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380


pe ity, determination of the City, or to reject all proposals. No proposal may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after proposal opening. Proposals may be corrected for clerical or typographical mistakes at the discretion of the City, but not because of a mistake in judgment. Specification and proposal documents may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, Genoa Municipal Center, or downloaded from our website at Proposal forms, specifications, contract documents, and other appropriate papers are to be submitted at City Hall during regular business hours. No fax copies or emailed deliveries of completed proposals will be accepted. The Proposal Documents must be returned in duplicate in a sealed envelope marked "Backhoe Proposal."

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

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



The regularly scheduled meeting for the Genoa Township Park District for Monday September 9th, 2013 has been canceled. For any further questions, please call Paul Bafia, Executive Director at (815) 784-5612.

Notice of Special Meeting of the DeKalb Township Board Thursday September 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM 2323 S. Fourth Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

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


Notice is hereby given that the DeKalb Township Board will meet on Thursday September 5, 2013 beginning at 6:00 PM at the DeKalb Township Offices located at 2323 S. Fourth Street, DeKalb, Illinois.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sealed Proposals for purchase by the City of Genoa of one (1) new LOADER/BACKHOE/TOOL CARRIER for the City of Genoa, Illinois will be received by the City Clerk or her designee during regular business hours until 10 a.m., on September 10, 2013 at City Hall, located at 333 E. First Street Genoa, Illinois 60135 and will thereafter be publicly opened and read. The City of Genoa reserves the rights to reject any and all proposals, to waive any or all technicalities at its sole discretion, and to accept such proposal that is deemed most advantageous, beneficial or expeditious to the City, at the sole

AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Public Comments IV. Awarding of Bid for DeKalb Township Expansion Project V. Approval of Loan for DeKalb Township Expansion Project VI. Adjournment (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 28, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on August 19, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as RICH BEGINNINGS DAYCARE located at 10101 Rich Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated August 19, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, August 21, 28 & September 4, 2013.)

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Free Admission to Festival!

BACK IN DOWNTOWN DEKALB – Lincoln Highway between 1st and 4th St. –

August 30th, 31st & Sept. 1st resented by:


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FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH 5:15–6:45 • THE RELICS (sponsored by Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home) 7:00–8:30 • AUDIODRIVE

Car Show!









Bags Tournament



12:00–1:00 • SOUTHERN CHARM 1:30–2:30 • DIRT ROAD ROCKERS 3:00–4:00 • ADAM CRAIG BAND



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Community Stage FRIDAY 8/30



Isabella Anderson (the 2012 DeKalb Co. KEYS Youth Talent Show winner)

More Saturday 2:00 2:45 3:30 4:15

Radio Disney 5:00


11:00 11:45 12:30 1:15

Daerielle, Amber, & Heath Johnson Marlyn Majorettes Northern Illinois Dance Center Performing Arts Academy

Debutantes School of Cosmetology M & M Dance Beth Fowler School of Dance Graffiti Art Exhibition by OC Imageworks Salamandra Club


12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00 3:45 4:30

Ax in Hand Guitar NIU STEM Outreach Dance Dimensions Gary Mullis S.A.M.A. Karate Demonstration D.F.P. Dance Just for Kix

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