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Monday, September 16, 2013

HALLOWEEN CLUB • LOCAL, A3

NIU FOOTBALL • SPORTS, B1 NIU’s Tommylee Lewis

Huskies overcome slow start in win

Sycamore student collecting costumes

Taking in Ellwood’s beauty

Rain cuts Big Rock plowing event short Other festivities carry on Sunday at festival By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com

more, said he is very familiar with the Ellwood House. Two of his daughters were married there. “It’s amazing what they’ve done to the property,” Linnae-Smith said. “I’ve been here for more than 40 years, and I remember when it was almost abandoned. “I’m wondering how they were able to do it. I can’t imagine how much work it takes to maintain this.” In the 1960s, a member of the Ellwood family donated the house to the DeKalb Park District to become a museum.

BIG ROCK – Rain cut short one of the oldest plowing competitions in the state Sunday, but many festivities supporting it pressed on. As the rain came in Sunday, the planned competition between antique tractors from the 1930s and earlier was canceled, along with many carnival rides that were open earlier in the weekend. But several other competitions and auction stands selling produce, old-fashioned items and food stayed open. Bill Brickert, a plowing match coordinator, was disappointed by the weather shortening the plowing matches as hard work went into preparing the fields. Every year, Big Rock holds the Big Rock Plowing Match, which is rooted in Welsh heritage that is more than 100 years old. It’s an event that can draw people from all over the nation to see old-fashioned plowing techniques. In most cases, the machines they used had less horsepower than lawnmowers, Brickert said. “It’s interesting to see the old trackers and plowers,” he said. “We’ve even had a guy from South Dakota come here to plow.” The competition is not just about watching people plow, it’s also about the agricultural history of the area, said Roger Hatfield, president of the Big Rock Plowing Match Association. Hatfield has been a member of the association since 1967 and has been president for 28 years. “You get all these people who try to get their father’s or grandfather’s tractors,” Hatfield said. “A lot of it is a family tradition.” Hatfield said the competition used to be held Saturdays but now has entertainment and other activities from Friday to Sunday. On Sunday, the Big Rock Plowing Match featured a farmers market auction, baked goods auctions and a 4-H beef show. The grain and vegetable auction featured prize-winning food such as apples, Indian corn and large pumpkins. Cindy Dean, supervisor of the stand, said the Big Rock Plowing Match is sort of like homecoming.

See ELLWOOD, page A5

See PLOWING, page A5

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Jennice O’Brien (front) and Tina Heffernan try some wine Saturday on the terrace at the Ellwood House Museum in DeKalb . Guests enjoyed wine and catering from Inboden’s Meat Market and music by Craig Mathey.

Wine on the Terrace fundraiser raises funds for programs, care By ANDREA AZZO

Visit Ellwood House Museum

news@daily-chronicle.com DeKALB – By the time Sycamore resident Matthew Brown was 9 years old, he could give a tour of the Ellwood House Museum by heart. The son of a former Ellwood House board of directors member visited the 139-year-old building again Saturday for the Wine on the Terrace fundraiser. “It’s one of the only things that identifies DeKalb besides NIU,” Brown said. The event was expected to raise between $12,000 and $15,000 for Ellwood House educational programs and general care for the museum, said Brian Reis, Ellwood House executive director. Almost 900 school children visit the museum at 509 N. First St. in DeKalb each year from as far away as Rockford and Belvidere for a free tour, Reis said. During the tours, participants learn about the history of the house, which was built in 1879 by barbed wire sellers Isaac and Harriet Ellwood. Wine on the Terrace attendees

Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 7 and free for children younger than 6. For information, visit www.ellwoodhouse.org.

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Alfred Tatum takes a self-guided tour on the first floor of the Ellwood House Museum in DeKalb on Saturday. paid $50 each to enjoy wine tastings, food from Inboden’s Meat Market, entertainment by Craig Mathey, a silent

auction and raffles. Roscoe Linnae-Smith, beekeeper for Queen & I Honey Farm in Syca-

Syrian official: Weapons deal a ‘victory’ The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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BEIRUT – A high-ranking Syrian official called the U.S.-Russian agreement on securing Syria’s chemical weapons a “victory” for President Bashar Assad’s regime, but the U.S. warned Sunday “the threat of force is real” if Damascus fails to carry out the plan. The comments by Syrian Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar to a Russian state news agency were the first by a senior Syrian government official on the deal struck a day earlier in Geneva. Under the agreement, Syria will provide an inventory of its chemical arsenal within one week and hand over all of the components of its program by mid-2014.

Vice President Joe Biden discusses Syria and diplomatic progress while in Iowa, on page A5. “We welcome these agreements,” Haidar was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti agency. “On the one hand, they will help Syrians get out of the crisis, and on the other hand, they averted a war against Syria by removing the pretext for those who wanted to unleash one.” He added: “These agreements are a credit to Russian diplomacy and the Russian leadership. This is a victory for Syria, achieved thanks to our Russian friends.”

There has been no official statement from the Syrian government, and it was not clear whether Haidar’s comments reflected Assad’s thinking. The deal, hashed out in marathon negotiations between U.S. and Russian diplomats, averts American missile strikes against the Assad regime, although the Obama administration has warned that the military option remains on the table if Damascus does not comply. President Barack Obama said last week the U.S. Navy will maintain its increased presence in the eastern Mediterranean Sea to keep pressure on Syria and to be in position to respond if diplomacy fails.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after speaking to the media Sunday at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, Israel.

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MORNING READ

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Free blood pressure clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. www.kishhospital. org/programs; 815-748-8962. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-8959113. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 1 p.m. at DeKalb Adult Day Center, 126 S. Fourth St. Contact: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Rockford, 815484-1300. DeKalb Daytime HEA: 1:30 p.m. at a member’s home. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting location and other information, call Urla at 815-758-1509. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb. 815-756-7706. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. DeKalb Rotary Club: 6 p.m. at Ellwood House Museum. 815-7565677. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society directors: 6 p.m. at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Members and guests are welcome. Directors meeting followed by a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. firstumc.net. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. New members welcome. Contact: Rick Tonozzi, club president, at 815-756-6550. www. dekalbeveninglions.info/. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb Festival Chorus: 7 to 9 p.m. rehearsals in Room 171, Northern Illinois University Music Building in DeKalb. dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Adults can schedule an audition; festivalchorus@gmail.com or 630453-8006. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting, United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these men-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Cortland HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Carol at 815-8959668. Open Closet: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 1 p.m. at DeKalb Adult Day Center, 126 S. Fourth St. Contact: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Rockford, 815-484-1300.

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8 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DAILY-CHRONICLE.COM? Yesterday’s most-commented stories:

Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:

1. Akst: Focus on food stamps neglects effect on people 2. Affordable Care Act has health industry in flux 3. Without new owner, The House Cafe may close

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Yesterday’s Reader Poll results:

Today’s Reader Poll question:

Did you go to the DeKalb/Sycamore football game Friday night?

Have you visited the Ellwood House this year? • Yes • No, and don’t plan to • No, but I will

Yes: 21 percent No: 79 percent

Total votes: 240

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Victoria Malley, a Sycamore resident and Rockford Public School District pediatric registered nurse, holds her Lifetime Achievement Award that she recently received from the state public health department for excellence in pediatric care.

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Victoria Malley SYCAMORE – Victoria Malley is dedicated to keeping students healthy, whether it’s giving them a Band-Aid for a cut or shaping the health policies for a whole school district. Malley, 58, has been a Sycamore resident for past 2 ½ years and has worked for Rockford Public School District 205 for 22 years. This year, Malley was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Pediatric Care from the state public health department for her work in childhood care. The award came as a surprise for Malley, who considers herself a “small town person who tries to make a difference in the health of a child.” Throughout her career with the school district, she has been a certified school nurse, a pediatric registered nurse and the district’s director of health services. As the director, she updated policies and created districtwide health policies. In one case, she wrote a policy allowing EpiPens in the school district after seeing a student about 15 years ago have an extreme allergic reaction to peanuts. Daily Chronicle reporter Felix Sarv-

er spoke with Malley about her work as a school nurse and how she helps students stay healthy.

Q: How did you become interested in providing childhood care? A: I just love kids. When I was wanting to be a nurse, I was immediately drawn to pediatric nursing and I originally began as a school nurse. ... I figured out what it is I had to do to become a school nurse.

Q: What is it like being a pediatric nurse for a school district? What do you do throughout your day? A: We’re very busy during the day. We’re involved in the day-to-day first aid, which is always just a simple Band-Aid but then you get the major accidents of kids falling down or twisting their ankles. Over the years I’ve probably seen ... 20 broken legs and many broken arms and major cuts where kids have gotten falling.

Q: You mentor other nurses and even students in the school district. What do you mentor them for? A: I’ve done reading tutoring and I do a lot of counseling for emotional

concerns. ... As a school nurse, you become that resource [students] need to talk to about something. ... The social worker isn’t around a lot of the time. A lot of the time as a school nurse you try to impact whatever the needs are for their health, whether it’s a psychological or health need, and make a difference so they can get back in the classroom and learn.

Q: What’s it like working with parents and their children to ensure students are safe and healthy in the school district? A: If anybody is injured we call the parents. Rockford is in a unique situation in that not everybody may not have a phone number depending on the economic status of the parent and that’s been getting better over the years as cellphone prices have been coming down.

Q: What’s the one thing you enjoy about being a nurse? A: Working with kids. They bring true joy to my heart. ... Right now I’m working with fourth- through eighth-graders. ... I feel blessed everyday at my job for doing something I enjoy doing.

8GOVERNMENT MEETINGS Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@ daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send a fax to 815-758-5059. Please provide committee name, date, time and location with the complete address.

Annex, 128 E. Railroad St. Somonauk School District 432 Board: 7 p.m. in the Somonauk High School conference room, 501 W. Market St. Sycamore City Council: 7 p.m. at the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. Waterman Park Committee: 7 p.m. at Waterman Village Hall, 214 W. Adams St.

TODAY DeKalb Citizen’s Community Enhance-

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ment Commission: 4 p.m. at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. DeKalb County Board Law and Justice Committee: 6:30 p.m. at Administration Building, conference room east, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore Genoa Park Board: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa City Hall, 333 E. First St. Hiawatha School District 426 Board: 6:30 p.m. in the the New Elementary School LRC. Indian Creek School District 425 Board: 7 p.m. in the Indian Creek High School Media Center, 506 S. Shabbona Road. Kingston Village Board: 7 p.m. at the Kingston Village Building, 101 E. Railroad St. Kirkland Village Board: 7 p.m. at the Kirkland Municipal Building, 511 W. Main St. Any village board committee may meet at 6:30 p.m. on a regular meeting date without further notice. Rochelle School District 212 Board: 7 p.m. at Rochelle Township High School Library, 1401 Flagg Road. Sandwich Council-As-A-Whole Committee: 7 p.m. at the Sandwich City Hall

DeKalb Advisory Commission on Disabilities: 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the DeKalb Municipal Building Annex, 223 S. Fourth St. DeKalb Airport Advisory Board: 5 p.m. in the FBO Conference Room, second floor, 3232 Pleasant St. Sandwich Finance Committee: 5:30 p.m. at Sandwich City Hall, 144 E. Railroad St. DeKalb County Board Forest Preserve Committee: 6 p.m. at Natural Resource Center at Russell Woods, Genoa. Creston-Dement Public Library Board: 6:15 p.m. at the library, 107 S. Main St., Creston. Genoa City Council: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa City Hall Council Chambers, 333 E. First St. DeKalb Liquor Commission: 7 to 9 p.m. in Conference Room 212 at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. DeKalb School District 428 Board: 7 p.m. at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road. Hinckley Village Board: 7 p.m. at Hinckley Village Hall, 720 James St.

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Hinckley Fire Protection District: 7 p.m. at 911 S. Sycamore St. Kingston Township Park District: 7 p.m. at 305 E. Railroad St. Maple Park Village Committee of the Whole: 7 p.m. at the Maple Park Civic Center, 302 Willow St. Sandwich School District: 7 p.m. in the Sandwich Middle School Library, 600 Wells St. Waterman Planning Commission: 7 p.m. at Waterman Village Hall, 215 W. Adams St.

WEDNESDAY DeKalb Sanitary District: Noon at 303 Hollister Ave. DeKalb County Board Budget Forum: 6 p.m. at Administration Building, conference room east, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore Cortland Community Library Board: 7 p.m. at Cortland Community Library, 63 Somonauk Road. DeKalb Citizen’s Enhancement Commission: 7 p.m. at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. DeKalb County Board: 7:30 p.m. at the Legislative Center’s Gathertorium, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore.

THURSDAY DeKalb County Stormwater Management Board: 3 p.m. at Administration Building, conference room east, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore.

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8NATION BRIEF 1 killed, 1 injured when car explodes outside home DESTIN, Fla. – Authorities in northwest Florida are investigating a car explosion outside a vacation home that killed one person and injured another person visiting from Illinois. The state fire marshal’s office said Sunday that the explosion was accidental and there’s no indication of foul play. Firefighters, paramedics and deputies responded to reports of a loud explosion and fire on Saturday evening in Destin. The Okaloosa County Sherriff’s Office said 35-year-old Michael Todd Brower from his injuries and 58-year-old Luis Lopez remains in critical condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Both were visiting from Illinois.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 • Page A3

HALLOWEEN

Spreading fun to less fortunate Sycamore student starts local charity costume club How to help

By DOUG OLESON doleson@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – Like a lot of children, Susana Martin likes Halloween. “You get to dress up in funny costumes and get lots of candy,” the 9-year-old from Sycamore said. Susana, a fourth-grader at North Grove Elementary, likes Halloween so much she started her own charity, The Halloween Costume Club. “She started the club because she wanted kids in DeKalb County, who maybe can’t afford a costume, to have the opportunity to choose Halloween costumes,” her mother, Jeanette Martin, said. “She felt that Halloween, a kid-centered holiday, is always overlooked by charities. She said no one does anything for Halloween, just Thanksgiving and Christmas.” From Sunday through Oct. 12, costume collection bins will be at the Northern Illinois Dance Center, 2180 Oakland Drive in Sycamore; the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road in DeKalb; Feed’Em Soup, 122 S. First St. in DeKalb; and the Sycamore Public Library. People can donate new or gently-used Halloween costumes and accessories in the bins. All ages and sizes will be accepted. The Martins also

Sept. 22 through Oct. 12 Collection bins Northern Illinois Dance Center, 2180 Oakland Dr., Sycamore, Kishwaukee Family YMCA Feed ‘Em Soup, 122 S. 1st St., DeKalb Sycamore Public Library YMCA’s Super Hero 5K run on Sept. 28

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Daniel and Susana Martin show off some of the Halloween costumes they have collected so far. will collect costumes at the YMCA’s Super Hero 5K run on Sept. 28. “I anticipate we’ll get quite a few costumes,” Katrina Luetkebuenger, associate executive director at the YMCA, said. She pointed out many people have closets full of old Halloween costumes their kids can’t wear anymore. “When we have Toys for Tots, our bins are overflowing.” Jeanette Martin said she will periodically collect the donations, which she and her daughter will wash and sort. Susana’s father, Steve, her brother, Daniel, and at least one family friend also will help.

“We don’t know if we’ll get 50 or 500,” Jeanette Martin said. “I’m hoping for a lot of new costumes so I don’t have to wash them.” Starting Oct. 9, kids in need will be able to choose a costume during Wednesday night dinner services at Feed’em Soup. Costumes also will be donated to children living at Safe Passage and Hope Haven, and will be distributed to YMCA scholarship families on Oct. 20. Residential family advocate Emily Aberson at Safe Passage said they will tell the Martins how many boys and girls costumes they need and which sizes.

Susana said she got the idea for the club from an article about a similar project in Highlights magazine. “She always wants to do something for other kids,” her mother said. “We’ve tried to get them involved in other [charitable] events so they can appreciate what they have, but this is the first time we’ve ever taken on something by ourselves.” “It’s a good idea,” said Daniel, 7. So far, the club has seven costumes, all of which Susana and Daniel have donated. In the past, Susana has dressed up as an American Girl, a Despicable Me minion, Minnie Mouse and an ice cream cone. Her mother made most of the costumes. Susana likes last year’s minion the best, she said, because “it was the funniest.” This year, the family plans to dress up as characters from Harry Potter.

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Special guest conductor Pete Hanson leads a rehearsal Sept. 3 of the Kish-Wauk-Keys at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb.

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Sycamore native and Marine veteran Andrew Lahey played “Taps” seven times Sept. 11 at Texas Christian University to memorialize the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Sycamore native offers Sept. 11 tribute in Texas By ANDREA AZZO news@daily-chronicle.com Marine veteran Andrew Lahey marched stone-faced onto a field the morning of Sept. 11 at Texas Christian University, ready to sound perhaps the most widely recognized 24 notes from his bugle. In front of a crowd of students in Fort Worth, Texas, the nervous Sycamore native played “Taps” seven times to memorialize Sept. 11, 2001: once for each of the four times a plane crashed, twice for each time a World Trade Center tower fell and once to remember fallen servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it wasn’t the first time the 24-year-old did this. Lahey played “Taps” on Sept. 11 last year, when he attended Collin College in Plano, Texas. He did it again this year so others could take it with the amount of reverence it deserves, said Lahey, who graduated from Sycamore High School in 2007. “One guy came up to the flag, stopped and bowed his head in a moment of prayer,” he said. “Other people came up to me and, without expecting any response, they said, ‘Thank you for doing this,’ and ‘Thank you for your service.’ ” Lahey joined the Marines in 2007 and was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. He currently is studying music education at Texas Christian University. The performance was captured on video and can be seen on YouTube. By Sunday evening, one video had more than 240 views and another

had more than 170 views. “The reception has been overwhelming,” Lahey said. “One video was posted on a Facebook page, and by 9 o’clock that night, it was shared over 150 times.” Lahey’s father, Michael Lahey, who still lives in Sycamore, said his son is not the type who seeks out any attention. In fact, it was Michael Lahey who insisted that everyone know what his son did. “He believes in what he’s doing, and I support him 100 percent,” Michael Lahey said. “I’m extremely proud he has taken time to do this. He’s still my kid. … He’s doing a good job.” Andrew Lahey learned to play brass instruments from his father, who was a band director at Hinckley-Big Rock High School. The bugle was something Andrew picked up after learning to play trumpet and trombone. Now, he is a member of Bugles Across America, whose members play “Taps” during military funerals. Lahey’s idea to play on Sept. 11 was sparked from his desire to give. The pain he endured standing in 90 degree heat for more than two hours paled in comparison to the pain of the victims and families affected by Sept. 11, he said. “It’s my kind of way of giving back,” Lahey said. “I’m going to sacrifice a little bit of my time to say thank you for sacrificing what you have.” To watch Lahey’s performance, search “TCU Marine Taps” on YouTube or visit http://youtu.be/loyF3X5spH0.

Barbershop groups take a cappella to extreme By CURTIS CLEGG cclegg@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Area men and women who enjoy singing without musical accompaniment may want to consider joining a barbershop harmony group. Dave Lundberg of Sycamore has been a member of the Kish-Wau-Keys Barbershop Chorus since 1973 and serves as its interim director. “I love singing, the camaraderie with the other guys, the music itself,” Lundberg said. “I sing with a classical chorus on Monday nights and my church choir on Wednesday.” A love of music, friendships with other singers, the

spirit of competition, the costumes, and an appreciation for a cappella style all draw members to the Kish-WauKeys and Prairie Echoes, the local women’s barbershop chorus. Both groups are actively seeking new members. “I have competed with them five times now and it’s such a wonderful experience,” said Jessica Byerhoff, manager of the Prairie Echoes. “It’s like having an extended family.” The Prairie Echoes were approached by “America’s Got Talent” to be on television in 2010, but the group already had committed to appear at an international competition in Seattle at the same time. The Prairie Echoes

8STATE BRIEF Family hopes reward helps solve 1998 killing ROCKFORD – The family of a carpenter killed 15 years ago hopes a $5,000 reward helps draw leads that finally can crack the case. Joan Gitchel told the Rockford Register Star she’s sickened that whoever fatally shot her son, 32-year-old Dan Myers, is living a normal life, and she calls that “disgusting” and unfair. “To think [the killer] is walking around doing normal things.

placed third at that competition. The opportunity to travel and compete are among the benefits that the group touts to new members. “We take all ages from 14 on up,” said Jill Parnell, marketing director for the Prairie Echoes. “You can sing any part and there’s a part for anyone, whether you sing high, low or middle of the road.” Lundberg explained what makes the barbershop harmony sound so unique among a cappella performers. “In most styles of music, the melody line is the highest,” he said. “In barbershop, that is not true. The melody line is the second one, and the harmony goes above it.” Lundberg joined the Kish-

waukeys when he was going through a divorce and he needed a new activity to keep busy. Throughout the years, he has shared his love of barbershop with others. “I’m always trying to bring in new members, young and old,” Lundberg said. “I’m 66 and I think I’m in the younger one-third. We recently revamped our music and we’re starting to modernize it. We are up to the 1950s and 60s now.” The Prairie Echoes Chorus will perform Christmas music with the DuPage Men’s Chorus from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle. For information, visit prairieechoeschorus.com or call Byerhoff at 815-761-5956.

The He gets to get up and see the sunrise, walk around and do what he wants. Dan can’t do that,” Gitchel said. Relatives say that the day he was killed, on April 30, 1998, Myers had been living in Janesville, Wis., but was moving to Rockford to live with a girlfriend before he went out that evening to drink with friends at Rocky’s Tap in nearby Loves Park before he apparently was shot in the neck near Rockford.

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Some 200 Illinois bridges need overhaul By JASON KEYSER The Associated Press CHICAGO – From major spans over the Mississippi River to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration. That particular combination of red flags has emerged as a vexing problem around the country, as bridges are pushed beyond their expected lifespans and assaulted by ever-increasing traffic loads. In Illinois, with too little money to throw at the problem, state transportation officials have gone into triage mode, prioritizing the busiest bridges in the worst shape for overhaul, implementing weight limits or closure orders on others, and closely

monitoring the rest. “For a bridge to fall into both of those categories it is – how should I put it? – it should be a wakeup call,” said Keith Brandau, a Champaign-based structural engineer for the firm Fehr Graham who has helped inspect bridges for local governments in Illinois. An Associated Press review of national bridge records found that some 7,795 bridges nationwide are classed as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” a combination that experts say is especially problematic. The first designation refers to bridges that were designed with no redundant protections, putting them at risk of collapse if a single, vital component fails. The “structurally deficient” label is attached to bridges that need rehabilitation or replacement because at least one major component

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A truck drives on the 130th Street bridge on Wednesday over the Little Calumet River in Chicago. The bridge is classified as both “structurally deficient” and “fracture critical” in the most recent federal data available for bridges in need of repair. has advanced deterioration or other problems that have led inspectors to deem its condition “poor” or worse. The most recent federal data available identifies 189 such bridges scattered around Illinois. Pinning down an up-to-date

figure is difficult, because the numbers fluctuate as bridge improvements and repairs are made to some structures while others deteriorate and slip into disrepair. “We don’t feel that the public should be worried,” said Carl Puzey, chief of Illinois’

Bureau of Bridges and Structures, which subjects fracture critical bridges to a more intensive inspections regime than the rest of the state’s roughly 26,000 bridges. “In very rare cases, if it’s necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public, we will close the bridge. So, if a bridge is open, it’s safe,” he said. Until recently, Peoria had four crossings in both categories – all of them over the Illinois River – including both directions of Interstate 474. That span, which carries nearly 15,000 cars and trucks a day, underwent deck repairs in 2011 and is no longer deemed “structurally deficient.” The other two in the Peoria area are the U.S. 24 bridge and the Cedar Street bridge, a cantilevered deck truss built in 1932 that has had some interim work done to shore up its steel over the last decade.

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Jason Cianciotto, GMHC’s public policy director, stands with a map showing international blood donation guidelines for men who have sex with men, in the organization’s offices Tuesday in New York.

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants through Sept. 26. All hydrants will be flushed between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and areas may experience discolored water when hydrants are being flushed. For information, call 815895-2548. Dates and locations of flushing are: Today: Somonauk Meadows; Somonauk Gardens; Turner Addition; Farmington Glen; Reston Ponds; West Ottawa Street; Park Avenue; and Waterman, South California, West High and Somonauk streets. Tuesday: Home and Lincoln streets; Terrace, Crescent Kishwaukee, Parkside, Lincolnshire and Fairway drives; Cambridge Place; and East High, South Main, East Ottawa, South Locust, South Walnut and East Elm streets. Wednesday: East Exchange, East Sycamore, East State, North Locust, Sabin and Pleasant streets; Plymouth Court and Vista Terrace.

Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

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The Associated Press NEW YORK – The U.S. gayrights movement has achieved many victories in recent years – on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. Dating from the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the ban is a source of frustration to many gay activists, and also to many leading players in the nation’s health and blood-supply community who have joined in calling for change. In June, the American Medical Association voted to oppose the policy. AMA board member William Kobler called it “discriminatory and not based on sound science.” Last month, more than 80 members of Congress wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services,

criticizing the lifetime ban as an outdated measure that perpetuates inaccurate stereotypes about gay men. On some college campuses, students have urged boycotts of blood drives until the ban is repealed. Over the summer, activists organized a “National Gay Blood Drive” – asking gay men to visit blood centers, take tests to show their blood was safe, and then try to donate in defiance of the ban. In the face of such pressure, the Food and Drug Administration – the HHS agency that regulates America’s blood supply – has been unwavering. The lifetime ban will be eased, the FDA says, “only if supported by scientific data showing that a change in policy would not present a significant and preventable risk to blood recipients.” Under the auspices of HHS, a few studies are in progress that might lay the groundwork for a review of the policy. De-

partment spokeswoman Diane Gianelli said the studies reflect a commitment to “continuously improving the safety and availability of the nation’s blood supply.” However, some activists are impatient at the prospect of a research process that’s likely to extend over several years with an uncertain outcome. They argue that the U.S. could move now to emulate Spain and Italy, where blanket bans on gay blood donations have been replaced by policies that ban donations by anyone – gay or straight – who’s recently had unsafe sex, while allowing donations from gays and bisexuals whose blood is tested as safe and whose sexual behavior is deemed to pose no risk. “We do not think HHS is moving fast enough,” said Jason Cianciotto of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, a New Yorkbased nonprofit engaged in AIDS prevention and care. Cianciotto said the ban

“perpetuates the stigma that gay and bisexual men are dangerous to public health,” and thus undercuts efforts to combat HIV. The FDA says its policy is not intended as a judgment on donors’ sexual orientation, and instead is based on the documented risk of blood infections, such as HIV, associated with male-to-male sex. According to the FDA, men who have had sex with other men represent about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet accounted for at least 61 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2010. The FDA implemented the ban in 1983, when health officials were first recognizing the risk of contracting AIDS via blood transfusions. Under the policy, blood donations are barred from any man who has had sex with another man at any time since 1977 – the start of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S.

Bombings kill at least 58 in south, central Iraq By SINAN SALAHEDDIN The Associated Press BAGHDAD – A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday, another bloody reminder of the government’s failure to stem the surge of violence that is feeding sectarian tensions. Iraq is experiencing its deadliest bout of violence since 2008, raising fears the country is returning to a period of widespread killing such as that which pushed it to the brink of civil war following the 2003 U.S.-led

invasion. More than 4,000 people have been killed in attacks since the start of April, including 804 just in August, according to United Nations figures. Sunday’s deadliest attack was in the city of Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, where a car bomb near an outdoor market killed nine civilians and wounded 15 others, a police officer said. A few minutes later, another car bomb went off nearby, killing six civilians and wounding 14, he added. In the nearby town of Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of the capital, another car bomb hit a parking lot,

killing four civilians and wounding nine, police said. Another car bomb went off in an industrial area of the Shiite city of Karbala, killing five and wounding 25, a police officer said. Karbala is 50 miles south of Baghdad. In the aftermath, security officials inspected burnt-out cars in front of what appeared to be a smashed row of workshops. In Kut, another Shiite-dominated city 100 miles southeast of Baghdad, a car bomb targeted construction workers and food stalls, killing two and wounding 14, another provincial police officer said.

RTA chief details issues with 3 transit agencies CHICAGO – The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority has called for more reforms at the three Chicago area public transportation agencies it oversees, pointing out problems with efficiency and purchasing. RTA chairman John Gates wrote a letter to elected officials detailing the problems at Metra, Pace and the Chicago Transit Authority, according to a story in Sunday’s Daily Herald. The letter, addressed to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel among others, comes as Metra has been plagued by a hiring scandal and Gov. Pat Quinn has formed a task force to suggest reforms. “The service boards operate in silos and are unaware of what the others are currently purchasing,” Gates wrote in the letter dated Saturday.

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Seven more civilians were killed and 31 others were wounded when four separate car bombs ripped through the towns of Suwayrah and Hafriyah outside Kut, police said. In Baghdad’s northern Sunni-dominated Azamiyah neighborhood, a car bomb that exploded near the convoy of the head of Baghdad’s provincial council killed three and wounded eight, police say. The council head escaped unharmed. Two other car bombs hit the southern cities of Basra and Nasiriyah, killing eight civilians and wounding 26, two police officers said.

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8OBITUARIES JOHN J. MCGINN Born: Dec. 9, 1937; in Belvidere, Ill. Died: Sept. 13, 2013; DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – John J. McGinn, 75, of Sycamore, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Oakcrest Retirement Center in DeKalb. He was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Belvidere, Ill., the son of Charles H. and Jeanette V. (Vilmain) McGinn. He married Carol Oaks on Nov. 27, 1965, in Leetonia, Ohio. He was a sergeant and a military intelligence specialist with the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-67. He spent a year in Incheon, China. John worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. for more than 25 years. He then was employed by Seymour of Sycamore in Production Control, retiring after many years of service. He was a member of the DeKalb Elks Club and enjoyed golfing at the Sycamore golf course up until two years ago. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carol of Sycamore; two sons, John C. (Laura) McGinn of Hoffman Estates and Matthew (Traci) McGinn of Geneva; four grandchildren, Jack, Michael, Bryson and Maylie; one sister, Judith McGinn of Flint, Mich.;

Thursday: Charles, Edward and Elmwood streets; Cottage Row; South, Hillcrest, Stevens and Borden avenues; Foxpointe subdivision; Meadow Lane; Krpan, Scott and Emmert drives and Ideal Business Park. Friday: Albert, DeKalb and Crosby avenues; Center Cross, Fair, Greeley, North Cross, North Main, North Maple, North California, North Sacramento, West Exchange and West Page streets and Mason Court. Sept. 23: North Avenue, Parker Street, Brickville Road, Woodland Trail, Easy Street and the Maple Terrace and Windfield Meadows subdivisions. Sept. 24: Landahl and Townsend Woods subdivisions; Primrose and Maplewood Drive. Sept. 25: Heron Creek, North Grove Crossing and Sycamore Creek subdivisions. Sept. 26: Bethany Road, Croatian Court, Stonehenge, Woodgate, Meadow Creek, Electric Park and the DeKalb Avenue business district.

block of East Exchange Street, Sycamore, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 14, for a warrant on contempt of court.

Sandwich Michael J. Arend, 38, of the 2500 block of North 42nd Road, Sheridan, was charged Friday, Sept. 13, with harassment by telephone.

and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fr. Hubert V. McGinn; and one sister, Marilyn Pifer. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore, with the Rev. GaHyung Kim officiating. Burial will be private. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research or the DeKalb Co. Hospice in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. For information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.butalafuneralhomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Biden touts progress with Syria The ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANOLA, Iowa – Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons. Biden, weighing a run for president in 2016, instead touted the U.S.-Russian diplomatic proposal for Syria to relinquish its chemical arsenal under international supervision. “We’re going to the United Nations with a resolution this week that will in fact call on the United Nations of the world to put pressure on Syria to have the confiscation and destruction of all those weapons,” Biden told hundreds of Iowa’s most devout Democrats at Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak picnic and fall fundraiser. Biden touched only lightly on the administration’s continued insistence that “there are consequences should the Assad regime not comply.”

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual fundraising steak fry dinner Sunday in Indianola, Iowa. National public opinion polls show a military strike on Syria is unpopular, especially with Democrats. The vice president worked to stoke hope that the diplomatic solution would work. Making the administration’s first trip outside Washington since President Barack Obama’s speech to the nation Tuesday, Biden said Obama “is the reason the world is facing up final-

ly, finally to this hideous prospect of this largest stockpile of chemical weapons.” There was no applause for his Syria comments from the audience, supporters of Harkin, a veteran Democrat popular with his party’s anti-war activists. But listeners rose to their feet and cheered loudly when Biden ticked through the economic gains the country has

made since Obama took office, improvements the vice president could benefit from, should they continue, if he runs for president in 2016. Biden praised Harkin as the “conscience of the Senate,” and the senator also raised hope the U.S.-Russian proposal would resolve the Syria issue, which is dominating world headlines. “We didn’t lose one American life,” Harkin said, in introducing Biden. “That’s leadership folks, that’s leadership.” The hopeful tone in Biden’s and Harkin’s remarks came despite Obama’s warning in an interview Sunday, “if diplomacy fails, the United States remains prepared to act.” Obama, who rode an anti-war wave to victory in Iowa’s 2008 presidential caucuses, had proposed limited air strikes in Syria in response to what the U.S. says was a chemical weapons attack last month that killed more than 1,400 people. His administration blames the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

House received $82,000 grant to restore the roof • ELLWOOD Continued from page A1 Since then, the building has needed a lot of upkeep, Reis said. The Ellwood House recently received an $82,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help restore the roof on the water tower. Sharp Architects of DeKalb is working on the project,

and employee Jeff Keppler attended the fundraiser Saturday as a rare evening out with his family. As Keppler was sipping on his wine, he admired the infrastructure of the building his firm is helping to restore. “It’s a beautiful property, and it’s wonderful that it has been preserved,” he said. “It’s great that people care enough about this place to keep it open for others to appreciate.”

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• SYRIAN Continued from page A1 “The threat of force is real, and the Assad regime and all those taking part need to understand that President Obama and the United States are committed to achieve this goal,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday in Jerusalem, where he briefed Israeli leaders on the agreement. He also said the agreement, if successful, “will have set a marker for the standard of behavior with respect to Iran and with respect North Korea and any rogue state, [or] group that tries to reach for these kind of weapons.” French President Francois

Hollande said in a televised address to his country that he has not ruled out the “military option,” either. Otherwise, he said, “there will be no pressure.” The U.S. accuses the Assad government of using poison gas against rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on Aug. 21, killing more than 1,400 people. Other death toll estimates are far lower. Syria denies the allegations and blames the rebels. The suspected chemical attack raised the prospect of U.S.-led military action against Syria that the rebels hoped would tip the civil war in their favor. But as the strikes appeared imminent, the Parliament of key U.S. ally Britain voted against military action and Obama decided to

ask Congress for authorization first, delaying an armed response. Russia then floated the idea of Syria relinquishing its chemical arsenal to avert Western strikes, and the Assad regime quickly agreed. On Saturday, Moscow and Washington struck a framework agreement to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical stockpile. For Syria’s opposition, the deal is disappointing in many ways. It defers any U.S. action for the foreseeable future and does nothing to address the broader civil war or the use of conventional weapons, which have been responsible for the vast majority of the more than 100,000 deaths in the conflict. With that in mind, the main

Western-backed Syrian opposition group called Sunday for a ban on the use of ballistic missiles and air power by Assad’s forces in addition to the prohibition on chemical weapons. “Chemical weapons attacks are a part of a bigger scheme of crimes against humanity committed by the Assad regime, including using the Syrian air forces and ballistic missiles on residential areas,” the Syrian National Coalition said on its official website. “The Syrian Coalition insists that the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons, which killed more than 1,400 Syrian civilians, be extended to include the prohibition of the use of air forces and ballistic missiles on residential areas.”

Chase Engel, 10, stands with his shorthorn steer weighing 1,390 pounds before featuring it in the 4-H Beef Show at the Big Rock Plowing Match in Big Rock on Sunday. The beef show is one of many auctions held at the competition.

Auctions benefit association • PLOWING Continued from page A1 “It’s great,” Dean said. “You get to see so many people you don’t normally see in the community.” Proceeds from the auction go to the Big Rock Plowing Match Association, she said. Last year, the proceeds were $300 and on average they are between $200 and $300, she said. Other auctions that sup-

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Macular degeneration, a common eye disease that affects the retina, is the leading cause of blindness in Americans older than 50. Scientists at Northern Illinois University are at the forefront of research on the human retina and are seeking new treatment to protect and preserve vision. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, NIU STEM Outreach invites the community to meet one of these scientists and learn more about eye health at STEM Cafe’s latest event, “For Your Eyes Only: Part 2 – The Retina.” This free event will take place at Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant, 214 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Food and drinks are available for purchase from Eduardo’s. Elizabeth Gaillard, professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry and biological sciences, will talk about the latest scientific perspectives on macular degeneration,

glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She also will explain some of the newest developments in vision restoration like retinal implants and stem cell technology. This event is one of NIU’s monthly STEM Cafes, where community members can hear a brief, informal talk on cutting-edge research in science, technology, engineering and math and then get their questions answered by STEM experts. STEM Outreach also is making plans for its annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math, STEMfest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at NIU’s Convocation Center. More than 50 NIU departments and 400 students will join regional corporations, museums, educators and national labs to present hundreds of fun, hands-on activities and competitions to interest learners of all ages.

P.E.O. and Redbud Creek Mrs. Lincoln tells her story Farm sponsor garden tour Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter FO Sandwich and Redbud Creek Farm will sponsor a Fall Garden Tour and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. Explore five extraordinary gardens featuring a mix of styles and purposes. The gardens are located in Plano and Sandwich. Tickets cost $10 and are available from P.E.O. members at each garden on tour day, at Redbud Creek Farm in Sheridan and at Dr. Maroscia’s Dental Office in Somonauk. Enjoy shopping for fall garden items at Red Bud Creek Farm. Unique plants, speciality items and gift items will be for sale in addition to a variety of crafts. Lunch will be available at the farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. One of the featured gardens is the Pescitelli garden at 209 Elmwood Place in Sandwich.

It offers an oasis of peace and tranquility. Many of the perennials are gifts from friends and family who share Pam Pescitelli’s love of flowers. The patio beside the backyard pool offers visitors a place to sit and enjoy the colorful flower beds. Proceeds from the garden tour will be used to fund six educational projects focused on bringing increased opportunities for women. Founded in 1869, P.E.O. promotes continuing education and well-being for women. There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly 250,000 active members. Sandwich Chapter FO was established in 1941. More information about P.E.O. is available at www.peointernational.org. For more information or tickets, call 815498-3149.

Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies but few people know her story. Actress Laura Keyes will share her story in an entertaining and educational program titled “Mrs. Lincoln in Love” at the Somonauk Public Library. Keyes’ meticulously researched presentations have been performed since 2008, receiving wonderful reviews. She will perform in Somonauk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The library is located at 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. “Mrs. Lincoln in Love” is set on Jan. 31, 1862, when Mrs. Lincoln and her family are settled comfortably in the Executive Mansion. Visiting with ladies during an

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and her country. She even shares some of Mr. Lincoln’s love letters to her. Laura Keyes graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master’s degree in library studies, and is the library director at The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg. She enjoys researching literary symbolism, and is contracted to write a book on that subject. Her past roles on stage include Elizabeth in “Frankenstein,” Laura in “The Glass Menagerie,” Claire in “Fuddy Meers,” Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest” and Titania in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” For more information, call the library at 815-498-2135.

8BRIEFS Heritage society meeting to focus on windmills The next meeting of the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waterworks building, 622 Park Ave., in Genoa. About 14 years ago, Frank Engel, a farmer and lifelong resident of Hampshire, decided he wanted to put a windmill up on his property. He had fond memories of a windmill on his family’s farm when he was a boy. He and his brother found a couple of windmills they liked in Wisconsin and they managed to take them down and put them back up on their farms. Roughly 70 windmills later, Engel’s hobby has turned into a side business that keeps him busy when he is not farming. Recently, he restored a 91-year-old (60-foot, 5,000-pound galvanized steel) historic windmill and it was erected on the site of the Elgin foundry where it was made. Engel will show a DVD of the actual construction of this latest project. This was a project for the Elgin Area Historical Society. He also has put up windmills for other historical societies. The lecture is free to members and friends of the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society and Museum. Bring a lunch; refreshments and dessert will be provided. Donations are always welcome.

Wasco Diamonds host golf outing The Wasco Diamonds girls softball fastpitch program’s 11th annual golf outing will take place Friday at Kishwaukee Country Club in DeKalb. Participants will compete for prizes in 18 holes of golf. Included are a cart, lunch and a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Registration and lunch is at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $175 donation for individual golfers; $700 for a

foursome and $125 for a hole sponsorship. For more information, contact Joe Garbarski at 630-363-9775 or jgarbarski@comcast.net.

Making your yard a haven for bees and butterflies The fall series of the Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues Tuesday with Pollinator Plants. The program will be offered via teleconference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, both at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Learn about the importance of pollinators and the plants that attract them. Find out what great pollinators are in Illinois and how to transform your own backyard into a garden that encourages them. This is the third session of the fall series. The next program, What’s Trending Now in Landscape Design, is set for Oct. 1 and 3. Cost for the session is $5. Advance registration is needed. For information or to register, call 815-758-8194 or visit web. extension.illinois.edu/bdo. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call 815-758-8194.

Visitors invited to check out business network Local businesses and the public are invited to a special Visitor’s Day meeting of the Barb City Chapter of BNI: Business Network International. BNI is a group of business people who develop new business through word-ofmouth marketing. The Visitor’s Day meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Lunch can be purchased from the menu. The primary purpose of BNI is to exchange qualified word-ofmouth business referrals. The organization has more than 4,000 chapters worldwide,

with more than 80 in northern Illinois. Seating capacity is limited. Those planning to attend must RSVP in advance to 815-7660704. Attendees should bring at least 30 business cards to distribute.

SHS class of 1958 plans 55th reunion The Sycamore High School class of 1958 will hold its 55th reunion this weekend. An informal get-together will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Sycamore Veteran’s Club. Former SHS students from the mid 1950s to early 1960s are welcome. On Saturday, the class will gather at MVP Regale Center starting at 5:30 p.m. with a class picture to be taken, social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. will follow. On Sunday, there will be a brunch at 10 a.m. at Eggsclusive Cafe. For more information, call Alice Whitney at 815-895-5023 or email tawhitney@comcast.net.

Senior Center Month celebrated Thursday National Senior Center Month will be celebrated at a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich. The luncheon, provided by VAC, will be available for a suggested donation of $3.50. There will be raffles, prizes and fun. The center also will conduct a special Volunteer Appreciation Day at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17. This is an opportunity to recognize the many volunteers who come together to support the programs and services provided by Fox Valley Older Adult Services. The luncheon, provided by VAC, will be available for a suggested donation of $3.50. A special dessert will be served that day in honor of the volunteers. Call FVOAS at 815-786-9404 for more information or to preregister for either luncheon.

Plan also to join the center’s Fall Festival on Oct. 25 for a celebration including a wide variety of food, raffles, prizes and musical entertainment.

Downtown fiesta set for Saturday Conexion Comunidad will host its annual Fiesta at the Van Buer Plaza in downtown DeKalb from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday. This celebration, sponsored by NB&T, happens during Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the different cultures in the Hispanic and Latino community. For the first time, food will be available at the event. Tinez Tacos, Gallegos Snow Cones and Chamoy Apples will offer a taste of Mexico for everyone. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle and raffles for prizes. A number of vendors and nonprofits will offer their own activities, such as an hourly book raffle by the DeKalb Public Library. There will be games and a bounce house for children. Conexion’s Mexican ballet dancers, Rayitos del Sol, will perform. Conexion Comunidad is a nonprofit cultural center that uses the arts to positively influence lives and support the community in the areas of education, leadership development, health, and community resources. It is located at 637 N. 11th St. in DeKalb.

Feed’em Soup partners with community groups Feed’em Soup is partnering with two community-based programs as the 50/50 fundraiser program continues to gain momentum.

Humane Society

The drive-through fundraiser to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday will benefit both FES and the Barb Food Mart. The Barb Food Mart is a recently established food bank that works exclusively to combat hunger in DeKalb schools, where half of the students receive free or reduced-price lunch program. The cost is $10 per meal and the menu is three-cheese mac and cheese (vegetarian) and dinner roll or spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread. Both meals come with a house salad with cucumber apple dressing and Oreo coffee cheesecake with salted caramel sauce. On Oct. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., will be another drive-through fundraiser that will benefit Ben Gordon Center, an organization that focuses on mental health and addiction recovery. The cost is $10 per meal and the menu is two-piece barbecue or marinated chicken dinner, BLT pasta salad, cole slaw and dinner roll. Tickets for both events can be purchased in person, or online at www.feedemsoup.org/ upcoming-5050-drive-thru-dinners-benefit-ben-gordon-center-and-barb-food-mart.

Local Flavors Harvest Dinner is Sunday DeKalb County Community Gardens has joined with Tapa La Luna for a special fundraising dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. All of the food for this Local Flavors Harvest Dinner will come from within 30 miles of

2250 Barber Greene Road DeKalb, IL 60115 (815) 75.TAILS www.tailshumanesociety.org

DeKalb. Chef Chad of Tapa La Luna has created a menu with a choice of entrees as well as a dessert. Craig Mathey will provide music throughout the evening. Tickets cost $45 each and all proceeds will go to support the work of DCCG. DCCG and the Illinois Stewardship alliance are working together to promote local eating in northern Illinois. The goal of “local flavors dinners” is to raise awareness about the healthy food choices that can be found close to home. Local Flavors dinners connect local growers with local chefs. It is a farm-to-table event that highlights locally raised food and also spotlights local chefs. DCCG’s first local flavors dinner drew nearly 100 to Feed’em Soup in July. The farmers providing produce, eggs or meat for this dinner include Rob and Christina Montabano of Sandwich, Scott Hassellman of Marengo, DeKalb County Community Gardens and the Nadig’s farm of Cortland. DeKalb County Community Gardens is in its second year. Thus far they have raised more than five tons of food donated to local food pantries, Voluntary Action Center, DeKalb County Health Department, community meal sites, senior citizen centers and senior citizen living facilities. Those who wish to attend the harvest dinner should call Tapa La Luna at 815-217-0990 to reserve a spot; seating will be limited. For more information about DCCG, call Dan Kenney at 815-793-0950.

Pet of the Week

Bailey

I am Bailey and I am a Beagle - an all American dog. I love to go outside and sniff around. My previous owner says I am a couch potato because that is where I love to sleep - except at night. At night I love to be right by my person in bed. I like a quiet home without other dogs or children. I feel I am a one dog show. I am 9 years old and this is my second shelter. My last owner had a new baby and I am not great with the little ones around. I am house trained and I will let you know if I have to go potty.

Visit our adorable adoptables at the shelter or view photos online at www.tailshumanesociety.org


AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest.org. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society: 6 p.m. at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, 622 Park Ave. in Genoa, followed by the general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. For information call 815-784-5559. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. Contact: dekalblionsclub@gmail.com or call Erica Kelley at 815-758-6706. For men and women interested in improving their community. Visit us on Facebook. Yoga Classes in DeKalb: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at DeKalb Area Women’s Center (men wel-

come), 1021 State St., DeKalb. All classes are appropriate for all levels, beginner to advanced. Price: $12 per class for drop-in or 10 classes for $100 if you buy a class pack. Bring a yoga mat. bodyfirstmfr.com. Fair City Quilters: 7 p.m. at The Federated Church, 403 N. Main St., Sandwich. Guests welcome; their $3 nonmember fee can be applied to membership. Quilters of all experience levels welcome. Contact: Louise at 815-498-9675. Crime Fiction Book Club – “Don’t Ever Get Old” by Daniel Friedman: 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For information, call 815-756-9568, ext. 390. kristineo@dkpl.org. Yum Burger Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesay in Spanish (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Fire Chief Hat Craft: 10 a.m. today, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Spanish (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Moms in the Park: 10 a.m. at Chamberlain Park, 400 E. Second St., Genoa. Meet other moms. Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St. Ages 3 to 5, limited to 12. Registration required. 815-7868308, www.sandwich.lib.il.us. Fall Story Time: 12:45 p.m. today and 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St., Hinckley. For ages 2 to 5. Register in person or call 815-286-3220. www. hinckley.lib.il.us. Tri-County Kiwanis Club: 5:30 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Ser-

vices Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Membership is open to adults, men and women of all age groups, seeking to improve their community in general and especially for children. Contact Dave Wood at 815-751-8874 or 815-756-1680 or davidwood43@comcast.net. Adult Book Club: 6 to 7 p.m. in the lower level at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St. Registration required. Stop by circulation desk for a copy of the book. 815786-8308, www.sandwich.lib.il.us. Barb City Swing Connection Tuesday dances: 7 to 11 p.m. at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Meals, beer and wine can be purchased. Admission costs $5 for a lesson followed by social dancing. No partner needed; casual wear and leather-soled shoes recommended. www.BarbCitySwing.com; connect on Facebook for notices and announcements. Muslim Journeys Book Discussion – “Prince Among Slaves,” by Terry Alford: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Scholar Orayb Najjar, professor of Journalism from Northern Illinois University’s department of Communication, will guide discussion. For information, call 815-7569568, ext. 280. stever@dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. Wednesday Master Networkers Chapter, Sycamore Business Network International: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. Offers an opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact: Jon Bockman, president, at 815-793-1832. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walkins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Communi-

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ty Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis.org. Contact: Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@ dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. E-Book Help! Lab: 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Download e-books to your e-book readers or mobile devices. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email dkplref@dkpl.org. Kirkland Historical Society’s Fall General Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Denny Rehn’s Farm Museum, 3822 Stone Quarry Road, Belvidere. Begins with a potluck supper (bring dish to pass). Speaker for the evening will be Jim Moffit, talking about antique farm tools and early kitchen utensils. All are welcome. Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. www. sycamorepumpkinfestival.com. Attendees should use the Somonauk Street entrance. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Thursday Bilingual Story Time: 10 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For children ages 0 to 5. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. DeKalb Area Christian Women’s Connection: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St., Sycamore. Special feature is picture framing by Hobby Lobby. Speaker is Teresa Rutherford. Cost is $9 per person. Call Muriel Horton at 815-762-5513 to RSVP by Tuesday. Opportunity House 50th Anniversary Open House: 4 to 7 p.m. at 202 Lucas St., Sycamore. Celebrate 50 years of helping adults with intellectual disabilities work, live in homes of their choice and enjoy community life. Food and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Bonnie at 815-895-5108, exr. 100 or blaird@ohinc.org.

Lego Club: 6 to 7 p.m. at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St. K to 6th grade, no registration required. 815-786-8308, www. sandwich.lib.il.us. Scrap Guild of Northern Illinois: 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Sycamore Public Library’s large meeting room for open scrapping time. For information visit, www.scrapguildillinois. com or send email to scrapguild@ yahoo.com. Sycamore Music Boosters: 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sycamore High School Library. The current newsletter, concert schedules and music information can be obtained by visiting www.sycamoremusicboosters.com. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb. For information, email Mark Pietrowski Jr., chair, at markpietrowski@gmail.com, call 815-762-2054 or visit www.dekalbcountydemocrats.org. String Art – Tween Craft: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. This program is for tweens, ages 10 to 14. Sign up ends at 8 a.m. Thursday. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email darcyt@dkpl.org. Mothers & More Program Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Skiers get-together: 7 p.m. at Twin Tavern in DeKalb. Several ski trips are planned by members. For information or an invitation to a DeKalb Ski Club meeting, call Nancy Higdon at 815-895-3247. DeKalb Music Boosters: 7 to 8 p.m. in the DeKalb High School Band Room. moss.dist428.org/schools/ dhs/InstructionalDepartments/Music/boosters/Pages/MusicBoosters. aspx. Friday After School Movies: 4 p.m. at Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St., Hinckley. A different G or PG rated movie will be shown every week. Free popcorn. No registration required. www.hinckley.lib.il.us. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6

p.m. 815-758-0796. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630365-6315. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday Sycamore High School Color Guard Car Wash: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Countyline Pub and Grill, 1201 E. Church St. (Route 34) in Sandwich. Donations from the car wash will help support the Color Guard, and aid in purchasing equipment. For information, call Tina Joseph at 815-498-2006. Saturday Cinema + Muslim Journey: 2 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Watch “Prince Among Slaves,” This film is not rated, and is intended for mature teens and adults. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration. Free. 815-756-9568, ext. 260, or email edithc@dkpl.org. Sunday Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban.org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-986-5403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815-756-4308 or email gary_billings@usc.salvationarmy.org. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. Feed’em Soup Community Project Free Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednes-

days at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are free to anyone in need. People wishing to volunteer can visit www.FeedEmSoup.org and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@FeedemSoup.org. Free public community meal: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cortland Lions Den at Cortland Community Park, 70 S. Llanos St. Hosted by Cortland United Methodist Church. Special games, crafts and activities will also be provided. For those who would

like to stay, participants will close the evening with a short, informal worship service beginning at 7 p.m. VAC Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Meal will be roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, applesauce, Italian breadstick, dinner roll and dessert. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-7581678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Transportation available through Trans-

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Job seekers can network with others, compare notes, learn about job resources and work on their résumés and cover letters. The library provides books and computers to help with job searches. The support group organizers also arrange for speakers to address a variety of topics to aid in job searching. Funding for the JCSG is provided by a grant from the Sycamore Charities. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. firstumc.net. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore

Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Women with Cancer Network: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at KishHealth System Cancer Center. Women with Cancer Network is an opportunity for women with similar experiences to give and receive support, and share information. Participants can learn from each other, meet new people, have discussions, and listen to presentations. The group is free and no registration required. Visit www. kishhospital.org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 1 p.m. at DeKalb Adult Day Center, 126 S. Fourth St. Contact: Keely at 815-7584286. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Compassionate Healing Grief Support: 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the auxiliary room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-562-2181, ext. 2684. Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-7843480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind

church in brick building). 815-5080280. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Wednesday Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at KishHealth System Cancer Center. Oncology patients and caregivers can give and receive support, and share information. The free group is open to all those with cancer for discussion over breakfast; no registration is required. For information, visit www. kishhospital.org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Caregivers’ Network: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Family Service Agency’s Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. This free support group offers help for caregivers of older adult family members or friends. Attendees are invited to share ideas and experiences. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano-

Vac-815-758-6641. Maple Park American Legion Fish and Chicken Fry: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at 203 Main St., Maple Park. All-you-can-eat cod, perch, shrimp, smelt, baked tilapia and chicken are available. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children younger than 12. Carry outs cost $12. NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-8242228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to

the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships. Country Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. The public is welcome at an all-you-can-eat full breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns and biscuits and gravy. Donation is $7.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit www.dekalbalanoclub.com. p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, www.dekalbalanoclub.com. club.com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighNarcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight United Church of Christ, 615 N. First dekalbalanoclub.com. Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. 815-964-5959. Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoHopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb at Fox Valley Community Center, Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., club.com. 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Saturday www.dekalbalanoclub.com. dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous WalkA Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. Thursday and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at the at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 Safe Passage Domestic Violence N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; Northern Illinois University Lagoon, support group: 815-756-5228; meeting at the NIU Lincoln Highway www.dekalbalanoclub.com. www.safepassagedv.org. parking lot. www.oa.org; Contact: Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. Marilyn at 815-751-4822. Federated Church, 612 W. State St., at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott dekalbalanoclub.com. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at Cancer Support Group: 10 to DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor dekalbalanoclub.com. 11:30 a.m. at KishHealth System As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor dekalbalanoclub.com. about cancer from fellow patients, St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. 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8SKETCH VIEW

Right wrongs on larger scale

Online privacy is gone, live with it Feeling aggrieved over reports of widespread government surveillance? Feeling guilty about not feeling aggrieved? Relax. There’s little you can do about the revelations. But here are seven steps to help adjusting to a world in which the government has the ability to collect and recall your every keystroke: 1. Admit that we are powerless to stop this new technology. (We don’t have to like it.) 2. Stop confusing capabilities with actions. The U.S. government is capable of leveling Mount Rushmore. That does not mean it has any intention of launching drone attacks on South Dakota, no matter what your local tea party chapter says. 3. Recognize that this surveillance is key to national security. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was not alone in warning that a cyberthreat will “equal or even eclipse the terrorist threat.” Other governments and bad people are racing for domination. Whether we trust government, don’t trust government or simply want more oversight, this is serious business. It’s hard to count how many bloggers have likened the sort of information being culled today with the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s collecting nudie photos of political leaders in compromising situations. Those were relatively innocent days. 4. Appreciate that we do have safeguards. When the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court berates the NSA for

VIEWS Froma Harrop violating the rules, that’s an example of checks and balances in action. China and Russia pass on such niceties as surveillance courts, and they want to do exactly what the National Security Agency does (if they don’t already). 5. Admit that commercial spying is a privacy matter, as well. Retailers follow your cellphone around the mall. Macy’s knows how much time you spent in the shoe department. Amazon.com knows all about your interest in socialism and passion for manga cartoons. Of course, the telecom companies know whom you called and for how long. If the issue is privacy, what makes a business conglomerate more honorable than the government? 6. Call out media sources hurling thunderbolts at NSA spying while spying on you. The New York Times recently ran a red-hot editorial railing over the agency’s “inexhaustible appetite for delving into the communications of Americans.” On the right side of the editorial’s Web page was a list of article links labeled “Recommended for You.” Now, how would The New York Times know what Froma might want to read? A search by Ghostery, a browser exten-

sion that looks for third-party elements on Web pages, identified no fewer than 11 invisible entities tracking or analyzing the editorial’s readers. They included advertisers – DoubleClick, Google AdSense, Moat – and three companies I never heard of doing “analytics.” Naturally, the Facebook Connect widget was watching me, too. The British newspaper The Guardian fancies itself the last bulwark against privacy oblivion. But over at the Daily Banter website, Bob Cesca reported finding 92 such Web bugs embedded on the Guardian page featuring a Glenn Greenwald post on the NSA’s alleged crimes. 7. In assessing government surveillance activities, distinguish between a “who” and an “it.” A computer is an “it.” The fact that it is ruffling through all the metadata – phone numbers, email addresses, Internet searches – or even keeping the content of such communications in a vault for five years should not overly concern us. When an actual human being takes a look, then it’s time for questions. When the system works properly, the NSA still needs a warrant to look at content. I hope these seven steps help. We recently learned that the NSA has cracked the encryption tools protecting the privacy of Internet communications. Two responses: 1. Now we know it can be done. 2. Better us than them. • Froma Harrop is a member of the Providence Journal editorial board. Follow her on Twitter @fromaharrop.

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‘No Child’ leaves parents behind in education By DAHLIA LITHWICK Slate CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – We’ve been hearing for decades about all the ways our public school system is failing our children. They’re falling further and further behind on international academic assessments, and it’s not clear that efforts to remedy the situation are succeeding. Indeed, we pretty much know things have gotten worse. But all the focus on failing schools and failing students ignores the other consequence of American public education reform: The failing parents. Because if this week’s open house night at my son’s middle school was any indication of the inexorable decline of the American parent, we are truly doomed. Now, to be clear, I am a big fan of public education. But somewhere along the line I started failing. First in small, unnoticeable ways, and then in bigger ones, until it became completely clear to me that I can no longer comprehend

what happens in my children’s schools. It now is a distinct possibility that the unintended casualty of No Child Left Behind is the parents who have been left behind in their stead. I used to believe that public school open houses required little more than the obligatory clean shirt with buttons and a swipe of lip gloss. Possibly a list of semi-aspirational questions. A pen. But at this year’s back to school night for my fifth-grader, I think it’s fair to say that I failed on every single testable metric. Starting with not knowing it was back to school night in the first place. That sin was quickly followed by tardiness, lost-ness, and also failure to ask probing questions. But all of these minor failings were soon swallowed up by a total inability to show mastery of either curriculum or academic goals. The evening passed in a blur of acronyms, test names and emendations to last year’s system. Which I also didn’t understand.

Let’s agree that I bear some responsibility for my failure to thrive in our kids’ schools. Education is a complicated enterprise and requires hard work on the part of parents and students alike. But somewhere along the line, public education became so completely overmastered by its own jargon, broad templates, and unspecified testable outcomes, that at times yesterday I felt as if I were toggling between a business school seminar and the space program; acronyms alone – seemingly random sequences of letters like MAP and SOL and EAPE – were being deployed more frequently than actual words. To be sure, the teachers seemed as maddened by it as the parents were. Even if we can all agree about the singular benefits of “project-based learning across the curriculum,” I am less than perfectly certain any of us knows what it means. “Un-levelling.” We do that now. And “fitnessgram testing?” Possibly the new un-levelling. I checked with friends after-

ward to find out if I was alone in my sense that I had fallen asleep in the late 1990s and woken to a world in which I have no idea what schools even do anymore. My friend Stephanie advised me that her back to school night involved a discussion with a teacher about “interfacing with a child’s developmental space,” as well as a reference to “scaffolding text to text connections” in “Ramona the Pest.” My friend Laurel was told by her child’s teachers that “the children will be required to work in groups in this class, as collaboration is a 21st-century skill.” Thankfully, our tendency to lag further and further behind our children’s inscrutable educational system is still fixable. We just have to remember that just as there are no such things as failing students, or failing schools, there are no such things as failing parents. There is only the acronym that hasn’t been invented yet. • Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate.

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When Carl Chatman walked out of Dixon Correctional Center a free man Tuesday, a terrible wrong was righted. The former inmate had been incarcerated on a sexual assault conviction for more than a decade. However, his accuser recanted her statement that Chatman raped her in Chicago in 2002. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office dropped the charges. And, for the first time in 11 years, Chatman is free. His attorney and three of his siblings came to Dixon to greet him as he stepped out of the prison doors. Chatman’s freedom is due to the work of a relatively new division of the Cook County state’s attorFor the record ney’s office, established by State’s Attorney Anita A man released from the Alvarez in February 2012. Dixon prison for a crime he The goal of the Conviction Integrity Unit is to root didn’t commit has the Cook County state’s attorney’s out wrongful convictions. Conviction Integrity Unit to The unit came into being thank for his freedom. The because of questionable prosecutions over the years need for such a service on a statewide level should be in Cook County. considered. Alvarez deserves credit for creating a mechanism and an atmosphere where such cases can reviewed. The unit’s work has led to freedom for several other inmates before Chatman’s release. Cook County, the state’s largest, has come upon a good idea to further ensure the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system. What about the other 101 counties in Illinois? Prosecutors in smaller counties may not have the wherewithal, or inclination, to follow Cook County’s lead. Could the Illinois Attorney General’s office be of assistance when wrongful convictions are suspected? A spokeswoman, Natalie Bauer, said that while the attorney general’s office is not a primary prosecutor of crime, “We do review cases at the circuit court level as the appellate prosecutor.” About 300 to 400 cases are handled a year, she said. When the evidence does not support pursuing a case, the attorney general’s office will opt not to appeal, Bauer said. Illinoisans who are interested in justice should follow the work of Cook County’s Conviction Integrity Unit. If the unit continues to uncover wrongful convictions and set them straight, state leaders should look for ways to duplicate its operations on a statewide level. After all, if one Illinois county can wrongfully convict defendants, the other 101 might have done the same thing.

8 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY State Sen. Tim Bivins R-45, Dixon 629 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 815-284-0045 Fax: 815-284-0207 Email: senatorbivins@grics.net State Sen. Dave Syverson R-35, Rockford 200 S. Wyman St. Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-987-7555 Fax: 815-987-7563 Email: info@senatordavesyverson.com State Rep. Tom Demmer R-90, Dixon 1221 Currency Court Rochelle, IL 61068 Phone: 815-561-3690 Email: tom@tomdemmer.com Website: www.tomdemmer.com State Rep. Robert Pritchard R-70, Hinckley 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-3494 Fax: 815-748-4630 Email: Bob@PritchardStateRep.com Website: www.pritchardstaterep.com DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery L. Metzger, Sr. Legislative Center 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: 815-895-7189 Fax: 815-895-7284 Email: jmetzger@dekalbcounty.org Website: www.dekalbcounty.org Gov. Pat Quinn D-Chicago 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 800-642-3112 Email: governor@state.il.us Website: www.illinois.gov U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14, Winfield 1797 State Street, Suite A Geneva, IL 60134 Phone: 630-232-7104 Fax: 630-232-7174 427 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Website: hultgren.house.gov U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-16, Manteno 628 Columbus Street, Ste. 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone: 815-431-9271 Fax: 815-431-9383 Washington, D.C., office: 1218 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-3635 Fax: 202-225-3521 Website: www.kinzinger.house.gov U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Illinois 309 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2152 Fax: 202-228-0400 Website: www.durbin.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Illinois 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611 Website: www.kirk.senate.gov President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1111 Website: www.whitehouse.gov

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High pressure returns on Monday bringing cool, breezy and sunny conditions inland, but clouds are possible along the lakefront. High 67 inland and 60 along the lake. Tuesday will be pleasant and sunny with highs in the low 70s. Wednesday and Thursday 80s return with a series of disturbances that bring thunderstorms.

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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.51” Month to date ....................................... 0.55” Normal month to date ....................... 1.59” Year to date ......................................... 28.23” Normal year to date ......................... 27.59”

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS 45, IDAHO 35

LESS THAN ITS BEST

Scott Walstrom – NIU Media Relations photo

Jamaal Bass (left), Jason Meehan (right) and other members of the Northern Illinois defense tackle Idaho running back James Baker on Saturday during the Huskies’ 45-35 victory in Moscow, Idaho.

Mixed bag for NIU’s defense By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com MOSCOW, Idaho – There are a lot of things Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey probably didn’t like when he first looked at his defense on film. In NIU’s 45-35 win at Idaho Saturday afternoon, the Huskies gave up a lot of points to a team which came in averaging less than two touchdowns a game. NIU had trouble against Idaho’s zone read in the first half, with the Vandals seemingly running at will. Penalties certainly didn’t help out. The Huskies had two key ones on the Vandals’ first touchdown drive of the game. But it wasn’t all bad news for NIU’s defense. The Huskies set a school record with 11 sacks – two each from Mario Jones, Joe Windsor, Perez

Ford and Rasheen Lemon. In the second half, the Huskies got to Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich consistently while rushing four guys. “We’ve got good pass rushers. That’s one thing we can do, we’re fast,” Carey said. “If we get them in situations where they’re Rod Carey throwing it, we feel good about our chances against anybody.” The defense came up with a big turnover in the first half, when Windsor forced a fumble that was recovered by Ken Bishop. The Huskies already were down seven points at the time, and the turnover led to a Jordan Lynch touchdown run. The

Huskies forced three fumbles on the afternoon, winning the turnover battle, 3-2. Once again, NIU toughened up against the run in the second half, allowing just 35 yards on the ground after halftime. “Really good by Jay Niemann and the defensive coaches, Brett [Diersen] and Kevin [Kane] and [Kelvin Sigler] to adjust,” Carey said. “It took us a minute because you’ve got to see it. They adjusted and we got it handled.” NIU wasn’t expecting as much zone read as the Vandals ran. On one play, Vandals backup quarterback Josh McCain (who’s in the same role NIU used Jordan Lynch in two years ago) went untouched for a 34-yard TD run on a zone read.

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More inside n Former Northern Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar died Friday after a battle with cancer. Page B4 n The Associated Press breaks down the Top 25, leading with Alabama’s big win over Texas A&M. Page B4 n Northern Illinois is ranked No. 29 in the AP Top 25 and No. 33 in the USA Today Top 25. Head to page B4 to see both polls. n Game stats from the Northern Illinois-Idaho game. Page B4

Huskies win interesting game in a unique place MOSCOW, Idaho – The Palouse is an interesting place if you’re a lifelong Midwesterner like me. The area covers western Idaho and central Washington and features beautiful rolling hills. They are certainly visible on the drive down Route 195 from Spokane, Wash., the nearest airport to Moscow, Idaho, site of Northern Illinois’ 45-35 win over Idaho on Saturday afternoon. Then there’s the Kibbie Dome, which is the most interesting college stadium I’ve been in, to say the least. From the outside, it looks like the Chick Evans Fieldhouse, only bigger. There’s no stands in either end zone, meaning if a kicker misses a field

VIEWS Steve Nitz goal, it hits the wall. When you think of a dome, in your head you have a large facility. The Superdome, the Georgia Dome, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Kibbie Dome isn’t exactly a big facility. It’s certainly a crazy place, and NIU’s win was crazy in itself. I’m not going to lie, I thought the Huskies would crush the Vandals. Crush them. I’m sure most fans did as well.

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BEARS 31, VIKINGS 30

No catching this unicorn Pretty or not, Bears are 2-0 CHICAGO – Finished with his postgame news conference in the bowels of Soldier Field, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett walked off the stage and mock-warned a scribe who was sitting in the second row. “Write something nice about me,” Bennett said, pointing his finger and trying to hide a grin. Here, I’ll do it. Bennett scored the goahead touchdown with 10 seconds remaining Sunday to lift the Bears to a 31-30 win against the Minnesota Vikings.

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick Oh, and Bennett scored the first touchdown of the game, too. Oh, and Bennett has scored more touchdowns in his first two games with the Bears (three) than predecessor Kellen Davis scored during all of last season (two). Oh, and Bennett is a weirdo. I mean that as a compliment.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end is a colorful dresser in addition to a colorful sound bite. After scoring the touchdown that pushed the Bears to 2-0 for the first time since 2010, Bennett reached into his locker and pulled out the following victory wardrobe. Dress pants, maroon. T-shirt, white. Blazer, dark blue. Chain, gold. Sneakers, bright yellow. He didn’t look like an NFL player so much as a walking bag of Skittles.

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Two-and-zero is 2-0, no matter how you get there. Add the fact the Bears are 1-0 in the NFC North and just dropped the Vikings to 0-2 in the division after losing a playoff tiebreaker to them last year, based on division record, and it’s a good time to be the Bears. There is more good news. Heading into the Vikings game, one of the Bears’ major goals was to get Matt Forte untracked. With Forte rushing for 90 yards on 19 carries, a 4.7 average, and catching all 11 passes Jay Cutler aimed at him for

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush another 71 yards, we can call that mission accomplished. Then there’s Jay Cutler. When your quarterback gives you back-to-back fourth quarter come-frombehind wins, you have to feel pretty good. Of course, with Cutler, you do always have to take the good with the bad. Had he not been stripped of the football, resulting in

a 61-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Brian Robison, and thrown two drive-killing interceptions, the Bears might have won this one going away. Although, in fairness to Cutler, the first interception by Kevin Williams was a pinball in the Vikings’ end zone that wasn’t totally on him. The punctuation mark on the Bears’ 31-30 thriller over the Vikings was an outstanding performance from Devin Hester returning kickoffs.

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Jay Cutler threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left to lead the Bears to a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field. Robbie Gould kicked the go-ahead extra point, and the Bears (2-0) remained unbeaten despite committing four turnovers.

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Volleyball Hiawatha at Alden-Hebron, 6 p.m. Kaneland at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Boys Soccer Indian Creek at Earlville, 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha at Newark, 4:30 p.m. Paw Paw at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Rockford Christian, 6 p.m. Boys Golf Sycamore, Indian Creek at Ottawa Invite, 1 p.m. DeKalb at Barrington Ivanhoe Classic at Ivanhoe Country Club, 2 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Seneca at Nettle Creek, 4 p.m. Oregon, Hampshire at Genoa-Kingston, 4:15 p.m. Girls Tennis Rosary at Kaneland, 4 p.m. Girls Golf Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Sandwich, Rock Falls at Edgebrook, 4 p.m.

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Notre Dame defense struggling By TOM COYNE The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Notre Dame defense is looking nothing like the dominant squad that led the Fighting Irish into the national championship game a season ago. A quarter of the way into the season, the 22nd-ranked Fighting Irish (2-1) are giving up 23.5 points a game, nearly double last year’s average of 12.8, and are surrendering 411 yards a game after holding opponents to 306 yards a game a year ago. Even worse, two of their opponents they’ve faced – Temple (0-3) and Purdue (1-2) – rank among the 30 least productive offenses in the nation. The Irish eked out a 3124 victory against a Purdue squad that had had managed to only score only 27 points

Next for Notre Dame Michigan State at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC and two offensive touchdowns in its first two games and was without its leading receiver, Gabe Holmes, because of an wrist injury sustained in practice last week. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, who said repeatedly during the offseason that last year’s success wouldn’t help this season’s defense, continued Sunday to downplay concerns about the defense and the team in general. “We’re still finding out who’s the middle linebacker,

who’s playing safety, who’s playing wide receiver. I mean, there’s a number of positions that we’re still trying to find ourselves at,” Kelly said. The Irish figured to miss linebacker Manti Te’o, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, but the eight returning starters from last season were expected to make up for much of that. So far, though, they haven’t. Kelly placed part of the problem on communications, saying Te’o and departed safety Zeke Motta played key roles in that area last season. “The two big leaders on our defense in terms of communication are the safety and the mike linebacker. They’re no longer here. Those are new communication positions. That’s evolving,” he said. He said the Irish had great communication against Pur-

due. Still, the Irish, who finished seventh in the nation last season in total defense, sit at No. 56 heading into Saturday’s game against Michigan State (3-0), which sits 84th in total offense. Kelly, though, says he is seeing signs of improvement, saying the Irish had held the Boilermakers to 38 yards on 21 carries. “This offense is built to run the football. That’s what they wanted to do. They weren’t able to do that,” he said. He said some of “the basic tenets” coaches are looking for are coming together on defense. Kelly said he wasn’t concerned defensive end Stephon Tuitt, projected by some as a potential first-round draft pick, has only one tackle the past two games. “I really liked his play up front,” Kelly said.

Boys Soccer Yorkville at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Boys Cross Country Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central quad, 4:15 p.m. Boys Golf Kaneland at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Indian Creek at Westmont, 4 p.m. Richmond-Burton, Somonauk at Genoa-Kingston, 4:15 p.m. Volleyball Sycamore at DeKalb, 6 p.m. Morris at Kaneland, 6 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 6 p.m. Serena at Indian Creek, 6:30 p.m. Hiawatha at Earlville, 6:45 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Somonauk, 7 p.m. Girls Cross Country Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central quad, 4:15 p.m. Girls Golf Indian Creek at Plano, 4:30 p.m. Girls Swimming Belvidere North at DeKalb/Sycamore, 5 p.m. Girls Tennis DeKalb at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Rochelle, 4:30 p.m.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – New national champion Simone Biles joins Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross on the U.S. women’s team for the world gymnastics championships. Biles, Maroney, Ross and Brenna Dowell were named to the team Sunday. The four will represent the United States at the world championships, which begin Sept. 30 in Antwerp, Belgium. Maroney and Ross were part of the Fierce Five, the U.S. team that won the gold medal at last year’s London Olympics. Maroney also was on the U.S. team that won the title at the 2011 world championships, where she won the gold medal on vault. Biles won her first U.S. title last month.

Parcells receives Hall of Fame ring EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Surrounded by five Giants greats, Bill Parcells was given his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime of Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and New York. Wearing his gold Hall of Fame jacket and with his Canton-bound bronze bust in front of him, the 72-year-old Parcells said it has been “a great life for me in the NFL.” – Wire reports

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Sunday’s Results Cleveland 7, White Sox 1 Baltimore 3, Toronto 1 Detroit 3, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 2, Houston 1 Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4 St. Louis 12, Seattle 2 Oakland 5, Texas 1 Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 2 Today’s Games Minnesota (Hendriks 1-2) at White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 11-14) at Detroit (Porcello 12-8), 6:08 p.m. Texas (Garza 3-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-3), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 4-2) at Houston (Bedard 4-10), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 8-8) at Kansas City (Shields 11-9), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 16-6) at Oakland (Gray 3-3), 9:05 p.m.

Central Division W L Pct Pittsburgh 87 62 .584 St. Louis 87 62 .584 Cincinnati 84 66 .560 Milwaukee 65 83 .439 Cubs 63 86 .423 East Division W L Pct Atlanta 89 60 .597 Washington 79 70 .530 Philadelphia 69 80 .463 New York 67 82 .450 Miami 55 94 .369 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 86 63 .577 Arizona 75 73 .507 San Francisco 69 81 .460 San Diego 68 80 .459 Colorado 68 82 .453

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Sunday’s Results Pittsburgh 3, Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 1, Miami 0, 12 innings Washington 11, Philadelphia 2 San Diego 4, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 12, Seattle 2 Arizona 8, Colorado 2 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Today’s Games Cubs (E.Jackson 8-15) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 9-15), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 13-7) at Washington (Haren 9-13), 6:05 p.m. Miami (S.Dyson 0-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 13-6), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 9-8) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 8-10), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 4-2) at Houston (Bedard 4-10), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 13-10) at Colorado (McHugh 0-2), 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 13-6) at Arizona (Cahill 6-10), 8:40 p.m.

Turner takes personal leave from Northwestern

Maroney, Ross on way to gymnastics worlds

Central Division W L Pct Detroit 86 63 .577 Cleveland 81 68 .544 Kansas City 78 71 .523 Minnesota 64 84 .432 White Sox 58 91 .389 East Division W L Pct Boston 92 59 .609 Tampa Bay 81 67 .547 Baltimore 79 70 .530 New York 79 71 .527 Toronto 68 81 .456 West Division W L Pct Oakland 88 61 .591 Texas 81 67 .547 Los Angeles 72 77 .483 Seattle 66 83 .443 Houston 51 98 .342

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EVANSTON – Northwestern says forward Mike Turner is taking a leave of absence from the basketball team for personal reasons. In a statement released Sunday, coach Chris Collins said his player is taking time to “focus on aspects of his life other than basketball” and that his status with the program will be revisited “once the time is appropriate.” Turner made three starts and appeared in all 32 games as a redshirt freshman last season. He averaged 1.9 points and 2.0 rebounds.

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White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale exits during the sixth inning Sunday against the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field.

INDIANS 7, WHITE SOX 1

White Sox lose, drop to 37-year low The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Chris Sale has had a forgettable year when pitching against the Cleveland Indians. Sale was knocked around for six runs and nine hits over 5⅔ innings during a rain-delayed 7-1 loss for the White Sox on Sunday, dropping to 0-4 with an 8.61 ERA against Cleveland. “They roll out of a lot of righties,” Sale said. “When someone has your number, they have your number, much like Victor Martinez. There’s not much you can do when someone is on to you and kind of has your number. You just have to try to fight through that and battle through it.” Sale (11-13) allowed three homers and dropped to 6-11 fol-

Next for the Sox Minnesota at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. today, CSN+, AM-670 lowing a 5-2 start. He said the 4-hour, 23-minute delay before the first inning should have helped him. “A little bit more time to prepare, a little bit more time to get ready,” he said. “It just didn’t work out in my favor.” Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer and the Indians pulled within a halfgame of Tampa Bay and Texas

in the AL wild-card race. The Indians achieved a franchise first by sweeping a fourgame series from the White Sox for the third time in a season. “We come in every game trying to win it, and they outplayed us for four games,” White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn said. “You can take getting beat, but when they just flat out outplay, they pitch better and they hit better, they just outplay you.” Zach McAllister (8-9) allowed one run and six hits in 6⅔ innings with five strikeouts and a walk. Last-place Sox have lost six in a row, and at 58-91 is 33 games under .500 for the first time since finishing 1976 with a 64-97 record, according to STATS.

“They’ve been swinging it pretty good, and it continued tonight,” Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “I think once they got a couple on the board, they just seem to be a little more in rhythm than most teams.” Matt Carson put Cleveland ahead in the second with an RBI single, starting only the second three-hit game of his major league career. His solo homer in the fifth was his first home run since Sept. 26, 2010, for Oakland. Swisher, batting right-handed, homered leading off a fourrun sixth, and Cabrera’s home run made it 6-0. “I gave up a few homers, a changeup up to Cabrera and you obviously can’t do that to a hitter of his caliber,” Sale said.

PIRATES 3, CUBS 2

Morneau single gives Pittsburgh win over Cubs The ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH – Three batters into the game, it appeared Cubs starter Travis Wood might not make it out of the first inning. Jose Tabata led with a triple off the center-field fence and scored on a wild pitch to put the Pittsburgh Pirates ahead 1-0. Jordy Mercer followed with a double that bounced into the left-field bleachers, and Andrew McCutchen singled to put runners at the corners. “They came out hacking, they had a game plan right there, and fortunately enough I was able to get out of there with just one run,” Wood said. Wood settled down to pitch

Next for the Cubs Cubs at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. today, WGN, AM-720 six innings. But the Cubs lost 3-2 as Francisco Liriano took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled in the goahead run in the eighth. Pittsburgh, which began the day tied with St. Louis for the NL Central lead, took three of four from the last-place Cubs and won for the sixth time in seven games.

“You knew runs were going to be tough to go by on both ends,” Cubs manage Dale Sveum said. “Woody got out of a big jam in the first inning, settled down, and pitched very well. Obviously Liriano’s very good so they matched each other evenly, pitch-for-pitch, a couple bloopers there in the last inning cost us the win there.” Morneau, acquired from Minnesota on Aug. 31, drove in his first run for the Pirates. The 2006 AL MVP is batting .279 (12 for 43) with Pittsburgh. With the score 2-2 in the eighth, Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch from Pedro Strop (2-2), took second on Marlon Byrd’s bloop single to center and scored on Morneau’s

single. “It’s funny how things turn out in this game,” Morneau said. “You hit some balls hard and have nothing to show for it then I get a broken-bat hit that ends being the game winner.” Kyle Farnsworth (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Mark Melancon completed a three-hitter with a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances. Liriano didn’t allowed a hit until Junior Lake singled into the hole between third base and shortstop leading off the seventh. Shortstop Jordy Mercer made a diving effort and stopped the ball on the outfield grass, but Lake easily beat the throw.

North L T Bears 0 0 Detroit 1 0 Green Bay 1 0 Minnesota 2 0 East W L T Dallas 1 1 0 Philadelphia 1 1 0 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 Washington 0 2 0 South W L T New Orleans 2 0 0 Atlanta 1 1 0 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 Carolina 0 2 0 West W L T San Francisco 1 0 0 Seattle 1 0 0 St. Louis 1 1 0 Arizona 1 1 0 W 2 1 1 0

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AMERICAN CONFERENCE Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville Kansas City Denver Oakland San Diego

North L T 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 East W L T 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 South W L T 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 West W L T 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 W 1 0 0 0

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Thursday’s Result New England 13, N.Y. Jets 10 Sunday’s Results Bears 31, Minnesota 30 Kansas City 17, Dallas 16 Houston 30, Tennessee 24, OT Green Bay 38, Washington 20 Atlanta 31, St. Louis 24 San Diego 33, Philadelphia 30 Miami 24, Indianapolis 20 Baltimore 14, Cleveland 6 Buffalo 24, Carolina 23 Arizona 25, Detroit 21 New Orleans 16, Tampa Bay 14 Oakland 19, Jacksonville 9 Denver 41, N.Y. Giants 23 San Francisco at Seattle (n) Today’s Game Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:40 p.m. Thursday’s Game Kansas City at Philadelphia, 7:25 p.m. Sept. 22 Bears at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. San Diego at Tennessee, noon Arizona at New Orleans, noon St. Louis at Dallas, noon Cleveland at Minnesota, noon Houston at Baltimore, noon N.Y. Giants at Carolina, noon Detroit at Washington, noon Tampa Bay at New England, noon Green Bay at Cincinnati, noon Atlanta at Miami, 3:05 p.m. Indianapolis at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 3:25 p.m. Sept. 23 Oakland at Denver, 7:40 p.m.


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Sycamore cross country finishes in ninth place at Detweiller Park DAILY CHRONICLE sports@daily-chronicle.com The Sycamore boys cross country team finished ninth of 52 teams with 343 points at the First to the Finish Invite at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Mark Stice came in 13th for the Spartans with a time of 15:27, while Adam Millburg was 16th (15:29). Kendryk Rand took 90th at 16:36, while Jordan Peterson came in 96th with a time of 16:41. The race featured 52 schools and more than 600 runners. “Every boy on our team posted his fastest time of the season,” Sycamore coach Mike Lambdin said. Kaneland finished 11th. The Knights’ Ryan Bower took 40th at 15:55, while Luis Acosta was 71st at 16:21. “We feel like we have a lot of room for growth, and we realize that we have about five weeks to put our pieces in place ahead of the conference meet,” Knights coach Chad Clarey said. DeKalb was 34th. Isaac Heitanen led the Barbs, finishing in 74th place.

Cogs third at Chuck Wallin Invite: Genoa-Kingston fin-

ished third at the Chuck Wallin Invite hosted by Rockford East at Rockford University. Jason McLean led the way for the Cogs with a 20th-place finish. There were seven teams.

DeKalb took fourth of 20 in the Class AA portion of the meet and fifth overall of 31 teams at Aldeen with a score of 331.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Schrader takes fourth in Peoria: DeKalb senior Kelsey

finished fourth at the Chuck Wallin Invite hosted by Rockford East at Rockford University. Nikki Hebel led the way for the Cogs with a 12th-place finish. There were seven teams.

Schrader came in fourth place at the First to the Finish Invite in Peoria. She had a time of 17:39. DeKalb took 25th as a team. Sycamore finished 17th as a team at the same meet. Maggie Lalowski led the Spartans with a ninth-place finish (18:04).

Bower leads Knights at Wauconda: Kaneland’s Brianna Bower finished in ninth place at the Wauconda Invite. Kaneland took 14th as a team.

BOYS GOLF Adamczek leads Cogs: Nick Adamczek shot an 83 for the Genoa-Kingston boys golf team at the Rockford East Invite at Aldeen Golf Club. Tommy Lucca added an 89 for the Cogs, who finished with a team score of 366, which was good enough for eighth place in the Class A portion of the meet.

Cogs fourth at Chuck Wallin Invite: Genoa-Kingston

GIRLS GOLF T’wolves fifth, Genoa-Kingston ninth at Prairie View: Indian Creek took third at the Stillman Valley Invite at Prairie View Golf Club in Byron, with Delany Bend shooting a 95. Lauren Frances had a 101 and Samantha Bergstrand finished with a 105. “I was really proud of the girls for putting in a good team score together,” T’wolves coach Keith Haag said. “They really came together as a team.” Genoa-Kingston finished in ninth place. G-K’s Andrea Stromaier was the runner-up of the invite, shooting an 86.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Knights finish fifth at West

SYCAMORE 48, DEKALB 26 Sycamore DeKalb

Chicago: Kaneland lost to Dundee-Crown (25-19, 23-25, 10-15) and West Chicago (2627, 23-25) but defeated Fenton (25-22, 25-23) in the White Pool at the West Chicago Tournament. The Knights defeated Bartlett (25-11, 25-13) for fifth place.

Genoa-Kingston finishes 10th: The Cogs lost to Bevidere, 13-25, 15-12, 14-16 in the ninth-place match at the Byron Tournament.

GIRLS TENNIS Spartans third at Auburn: Sycamore’s Angelina Ye won the No. 1 singles title at the Auburn Tournament. Dani Johnson was second at No. 2 singles.

Barbs beat Boilermakers: DeKalb defeated Kewanee, 5-0, in a nonconference match at home.

BOYS SOCCER Timberwolves lose: Indian

LAKE FOREST – Jim Furyk will have to wait one more day to try to end three years without a PGA Tour victory. The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended Sunday because of steady rain that left too much water on Conway Farms. Furyk, who

has a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker, still was about two hours away from even teeing off. “The bad news – obviously, I’m anxious to get out there and play, as is everyone else,” Furyk said. “But the good news is no one wants to go out and play in this and slop it around in bad weather on a golf course where we’re play-

ing the ball down and it’s probably a little too wet out there.” Rory McIlroy found one small consolation to the end of his PGA Tour season – he was one of six players who finished. McIlroy had yet another double bogey – that’s 12 double bogeys and a triple bogey in three FedEx Cup playoff events – but holed out from 164 yards for eagle on the

7 0 13 - 48 8 0 0 - 26 FIRST QUARTER S-Hurley 4 run (Maveus kick), 7:42. D-Tate 4 run (PAT failed), 5:10. S-Treml 64 pass from Mottet (Maveus kick), 4:55. D-Sauter 2 run (2-pt failed), 4:17. S-Niemann 53 pass from Mottet (Maveus kick), 3:50. D-Sauter 1 run (2-pt failed), 1:47. S-Niemann 69 pass from Mottet (Maveus kick), 0:49. SECOND QUARTER D-Brown 1 run (Sauter run), 9:30. S-Mottet 1 rush (Maveus kick), 0:29. FOURTH QUARTER S-Hurley 1 rush (PAT failed), 11:14. S-Hurley 3 rush (Maveus kick), 6:26.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Sycamore: Hooker 18-138, Mottet 10-98, Hurley 13-55. Totals: 46-291. DeKalb: Brown 22-139, Sauter 20107, Torrey 1-12, Tate 2-8. Totals: 45-266 PASSING – Sycamore: Mottet 7-11-0-256. DeKalb: Sauter 4-13-0-27, Tate 0-1-0-0 RECEIVING – Sycamore: Niemann 3-156, Treml 1-64, Kozak 1-18, Winters 1-10, Poorten 1-8. DeKalb: Lopez 2-16, Paszotta 1-6, Torrey 1-5 TOTAL OFFENSE: Sycamore 547, DeKalb 293 SOPHOMORE GAME: Sycamore 27, DeKalb 6.

KANELAND 48, STERLING 7 Kaneland Sterling

20 14 0 - 48 7 0 0 7 FIRST QUARTER K - David 1 run (Rodriguez kick), 7:41 K - Fedderly 18 pass from David (Rodriguez kick), 3:15 SECOND QUARTER K - Dyer 10 run (kick failed), 11:54 S - Wharff 38 pass from Lilly (Diaz kick) 11:33 K - Dyer 6 run (Rodriguez kick), 5:04 K - Dyer 4 run (Rodriguez kick), :42 THIRD QUARTER K - Nauert 19 run (Rodriguez kick) 8:37 K - Nauert 3 pass from David (Rodriguez kick) 4:19

Richmond-Burton 7 Genoa-Kingston 0

7 0 7 7 - 28 7 6 8 8 - 29 FIRST QUARTER R-B- Brinkmann 47 run (Hernandez kick) 10:36 SECOND QUARTER G-K- Lopez 1 run (Ruiz kick) 1:33 R-B- Kirby 78 kickoff return (Hernandez kick) 1:19 THIRD QUARTER G-K- Lopez 2 run (kick failed) 6:30 FOURTH QUARTER G-K- Hernandez 2 run (Two-point conversion successful) 6:45 R-B- Boelkow 29 pass from Rygiel (Hernandez kick) 1:47 OVERTIME R-B Boelkow 4 run (Hernandez kick) G-K - Lopez 2 run (Two-Point conversion successful)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Richmond-Burton: Brinkmann 8-81, Battaglia 17-55, Boelkow 10-45, Rygiel 2-3 Totals: 34-184. Genoa-Kingston: Lopez 23-123, Thurbly 15-70, Ruiz 2-16, LHuillier 5-15, Bade 2-7, Hernandez 1-2 McNeal 4- minus 3. Totals: 52-245 PASSING – Richmond-Burton: Rygiel 2-4-55. Genoa-Kingston: McNeal 9-17-83. RECEIVING – Richmond Burton- Boelkow 1-29, Brinkmann 1-26. Genoa-Kingston- Kuhn 2-34, Thrubly 1-16, Bade 2-18, L’Huillier 4-15. TOTAL OFFENSE: Richmond-Burton 239, Genoa-Kingston 328.

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Kaneland: Dyer 14-97, David 7-22, Nauert 1-19, Swithers 3-8, Diehl 1-5, Balluff 2-4, Aurelio 2-minus 3, Korpela 2-minus 4, Paulson 3-minus 8. Totals 35-140. Sterling: Lilly 6-15, Penalor-Heier 10-8, Escalante 3-5, Dennis 1-2, Brisino 2-minus 3. Totals 22-27 PASSING – Kaneland: David 19-26-1-229. Sterling: Lilly 3-14-2-53 RECEIVING – Kaneland: Bishiop 5-79, Balluff 5-52, Nauert 5-46, Pruett 3-34, Fedderly 1-18. Sterling: Wharff 2-42, Soriano 1-11.

HIAWATHA 38, CHRISTIAN LIBERTY 0 Hiawatha 19 Christian Liberty 0

6 13 0 — 38 0 0 0 — 0 FIRST QUARTER H: Mercado 4 run (kick failed) 9:28 H: Speer 1 run (Williams kick) 4:44 H: Letterer 60 pass from Mercado (kick failed) 0:12 SECOND QUARTER H: Letterer 65 pass from Mercado (kick failed) 5:27 THIRD QUARTER H: Letterer 20 run (kick failed) 7:32 H: Mercado 1 run (kick failed) 1:27

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Hiawatha: Speer 10-48, Letterer 3-35, Mercado 4-29, Schuck 1-19, Phelps 1-9, Watson 1-9, Wendt 4-4; Christian Liberty — Glynn 18-86 PASSING – Hiawatha: Mercado 3-7-130; Christina Liberty: Graham 5-9-72 RECEIVING – Hiawatha: Letterer 2-125, Williams 1-5; Christian Liberty: Kirkwood 2-26, McMahon 1-4, Glynn 1-1 TOTAL OFFENSE: Hiawatha 283; Christian Liberty 100

NASCAR

LATE FRIDAY BOYS GOLF Kaneland 177, Hinckley-Big Rock 220: At Indian Oaks

Restart rules tweaked before race

Country Club in Shabbona, medalist Jacob Sheehan led Kaneland with a 42.

Furyk to wait another day to end streak The Associated Press

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Creek lost, 7-0 to Princeton.

BMW GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

By DOUG FERGUSON

GENOA-KINGSTON 29, RICHMOND-BURTON 28

12th hole and had his second straight 68. It was the first time he had back-to-back rounds in the 60s in the same tournament this year on the PGA Tour. Furyk was at 13-under 200 and in the final group with Stricker. Brandt Snedeker was two shots behind at 202, followed by Zach Johnson at 203 and Tiger Woods at 204.

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press JOLIET – NASCAR tweaked its restart rules Sunday and will now allow the second-place driver to beat the leader to the start-finish line after confusion has reigned all season. The change was announced in the pre-race driver meeting at Chicagoland Speedway, where NASCAR has been dealing with the fallout from a manipulated race at Richmond last week. Overshadowed in the scandal was yet another restart in which many fans felt NASCAR missed a call when it failed to penalize Carl Edwards for jumping the final restart. Edwards clearly beat lead-

er Paul Menard to the line, wasn’t penalized and won the race. NASCAR said Menard spun his tires. Going forward, the leader controls the start in the restart zone. But once the green flag waves, the second-place car can beat the leader to the line, allowing NASCAR to take race control out of the equation. “It will take out one area of subjectivity on our part,” said vice president of competition Robin Pemberton. “It’s too competitive out there right now, and to be honest, it needs to be in the hands of the drivers on who decides these races. Not the [NASCAR scoring] tower when it comes down to one of those calls.”

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS 45, IDAHO 35 NIU IDAHO

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2 14 14

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Alabama still No. 1 Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 2 of the regular season.

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER Idaho– Baker 1-yard run (Rehkow kick), 11:22 NIU – Lynch 5-yard run (Sims kick), 8:15 Idaho – Montgomery 27-yard pass from Chalich (Rehkow kick), 3:45 SECOND QUARTER Idaho – Baker 37-yard pass from Chalich (Rehkow kick), 14:51 NIU – Harris Jr. 15-yard pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 13:36 Idaho – McCain 34-yard run (Rehkow kick), 9:35 NIU – Stingily 2-yard run (Sims kick), 6:06 THIRD QUARTER NIU – Brown 3-yard pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 9:54 NIU – Lynch 61-yard run (Sims kick), 6:12 FOURTH QUARTER Idaho – Baker 1-yard run (Rehkow kick), 14:19 NIU – Sims 51-yard kick, 10:49 NIU – Eakes 13-yard pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 7:25

1st Downs 3rd down efficiency 4th down efficiency Total Yards Passing Comp-Att Yards per pass Rushing Rushing Attempts Yards per rush Penalties Turnovers Fumbles lost Interceptions Possession

NIU 24 4-14 0-1 508 152 17-29 5.2 356 48 7.4 11-103 2 2 0 26:13

IDHO 28 4-16 1-4 442 251 16-27 9.3 191 62 3.1 4-42 3 3 0 33:47

INDIVIDUAL STATS Passing – NIU: Lynch 17-29-0 152; Idaho: Chalich 15-26-0 240, McCain 1-1-0 11 Rushing – NIU: Lynch 23-159, Lewis 4-104, Stingily 13-62, Allen 5-33, Wedel 1-2, Team 2-minus 4; Idaho: Baker 19-73, Montgomery 12-59, McCain 10-39, Chalich 17-9, Olugbode 3-9, Randall 1-2 Receiving – NIU: Brown 5-57, Lewis 9-56, Harris Jr. 1-15, Eakes 1-13, Sterling 1-11; Idaho: Epps 9-110, Montgomery 2-54, Watson 2-38, Baker 1-37, Lovett 1-11, LaGrone 1-1

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Former Northern Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar, shown at an April 6, 2012, practice at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, passed away Friday at his home in DuPont, Wash., after a battle with cancer.

Former coach Dunbar dies By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com Mike Dunbar, who began last season as Northern Illinois’ offensive coordinator, passed away at his home in DuPont, Wash., Friday after a battle with cancer. Dunbar had a number of stops in his lengthy coaching career that began in 1980, including stints as the offensive

coordinator at Toledo (199296), Northwestern (2002-05), Cal (2006), Minnesota (200708) and New Mexico State (2010). Dunbar was the head coach at Northern Iowa from 1997-2000. Dunbar was hired to be NIU’s offensive coordinator in January 2012, but stepped down following NIU’s Week 1 loss at Iowa in order to fight

cancer. He had been diagnosed with the disease shortly after arriving in DeKalb. Rod Carey, now the Huskies’ head coach, took over play-calling duties. Dunbar still served in an advisory role with the NIU offense. “Even though Mike was only here for a short time, he had a profound effect on me both professionally and personally,” Carey said in an

Fast tempo surprises Huskies

AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: 1. Alabama (59) 2. Oregon (1) 3. Clemson 4. Ohio St. 5. Stanford 6. LSU 7. Louisville 8. Florida St. 9. Georgia 10. Texas A&M 11. Oklahoma St. 12. South Carolina 13. UCLA 14. Oklahoma 15. Michigan 16. Miami 17. Washington 18. Northwestern 19. Florida 20. Baylor 21. Mississippi 22. Notre Dame 23. Arizona St. 24. Wisconsin 25. Texas Tech

Rcd 2-0 3-0 2-0 3-0 2-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 3-0 2-1 2-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 1-1 2-0 3-0 2-1 2-0 2-1 3-0

Pts 1,499 1,413 1,347 1,330 1,241 1,134 1,092 1,058 1,051 1,001 848 821 757 692 672 641 496 487 412 355 300 277 229 87 60

Pv 1 2 3 4 5 8 7 10 9 6 12 13 16 14 11 15 19 17 18 22 25 21 NR 20 NR

Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 59, Fresno St. 27, UCF 25, Northern Illinois 24, Georgia Tech 17, Nebraska 15, Arizona 11, Auburn 9, Boise St. 4, TCU 3, Virginia Tech 3, Arkansas 2, Navy 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 14, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Rcd Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (61) 2-0 1,549 1 2. Oregon (1) 3-0 1,477 2 3. Ohio State 3-0 1,398 3 4. Clemson 2-0 1,331 5 5. Stanford 2-0 1,314 4 6. Louisville 3-0 1,128 7 7. LSU 3-0 1,121 8 8. Florida State 2-0 1,113 9 9. Texas A&M 2-1 1,033 6 10. Georgia 1-1 1,022 10 11. Oklahoma State 3-0 908 11 12. Oklahoma 3-0 839 13 13. South Carolina 2-1 811 14 14. Michigan 3-0 743 12 15. UCLA 2-0 699 17 16. Northwestern 3-0 582 16 17. Miami (Fla.) 2-0 559 18 18. Florida 1-1 398 20 19. Baylor 2-0 375 22 20. Washington 2-0 361 23 21. Notre Dame 2-1 331 21 22. Mississippi 3-0 303 25 23. Arizona State 2-0 176 NR 24. Michigan State 3-0 131 NR 25. Fresno State 2-0 75 NR Others receiving votes: Nebraska 55; Wisconsin 53; Texas Tech 49; Georgia Tech 37; Arkansas 34; Central Florida 33; Arizona 29; Northern Illinois 26; Auburn 15; Virginia Tech 9; Brigham Young 8; Southern California 7; Kansas State 6; Boise State 5; Utah State 5; Rutgers 2.

NIU news release. “He’s one of those guys in the profession, that you can talk to anyone he ever worked with and you’ll never hear a bad word said about him. Personally, he was a great man of integrity who knew how to mold young people, young coaches and everyone in his life. “ Dunbar, who was 64, is survived by his wife, Linda, and children, Troy and Lori.

• DEFENSE Continued from page B1

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Northern Illinois’ Angelo Sebastiano returns a punt Saturday during the Huskies’ 45-35 victory over Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The Huskies host Eastern Illinois at 6 p.m. Saturday.

NIU needs better performances • NITZ Continued from page B1 I saw how bad Idaho’s defense had been in its first two outings, giving up more than 40 points a game, and knowing how bad of a combo that was going up against the potent Huskie offense. I thought NIU would not only win, but cover the 28½-point spread somewhat easily. It’s as cliché as it gets, but there’s a reason they play the games. On my way into Moscow, I got a couple of texts about Akron’s near upset at Michigan. At halftime at the Kibbie Dome, I still figured NIU

would come back no problem, at the time the Huskies were down seven points. As the second half wore on, Idaho actually winning became a reality. The game featured a rare Mathew Sims missed field goal, a trick play NIU didn’t convert (Tyler Wedel’s fake field goal run, where he fumbled), and the Huskies notching a school-record 11 sacks. A wide receiver, Tommylee Lewis, ran for 104 yards. As they say, a win is a win, and the most important thing is the Huskies improved to 2-0 and are still marching toward the Top 25. There also are some concerns fans need to take away. This team has a chance

to do some special things, especially with the schedule it has. At the same time, the run defense struggled again. How will it be when NIU goes against Toledo’s David Fluellen? The receivers dropped some balls, and NIU only really took one shot downfield. The 11 penalties the Huskies had are certainly a concern. The Huskies got the win. But they will need a better performance against the likes of Purdue, Kent State, Ball State or Toledo.

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MAC ROUNDUP

Akron falls short at No. 11 Michigan The ASSOCIATED PRESS ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Akron almost pulled off an upset for the ages. Fitzgerald Toussaint scored a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown with 2:49 left and No. 11 Michigan made a desperately needed stop on the final play to hold on for a 28-24 victory over the Zips on Saturday.

Indiana 42, Bowling Green 10: At Bloomington, Ind., the Falcons endured their worst loss since Virginia Tech last September.

Rutgers 28, E. Michigan 10: At Piscataway, N.J., two missed field goal attempts, two long touchdown runs by Rutgers’ Paul James and a 99yard kickoff return by Quron Prat were the difference.

Buffalo 26, Stony Brook 23, 5OT: At Buffalo, N.Y., An-

Kansas State 37, UMass 7:

Thompson threw for 274 yards and rushed 72 yards to lead North Texas to a come-frombehind win over Ball State.

At Manhattan, Kan., John Hubert ran for 118 yards, Kip Daily returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Kansas State rolled. Ohio 34, Marshall 31: At Athens, Ohio, Tyler Tettleton threw for 264 yards and Beau Blankenship had two rushing touchdowns to hold off a rally.

Toledo 33, Eastern Washington 21: At Toledo, Ohio, David

No. 17 Northwestern 38, W. Michigan 17: At Evanston,

Fluellen rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo outlasted Eastern Washington.

Treyvon Green rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Kain Colter ran for 106 yards in Northwestern’s win.

thone Taylor scored on 6-yard touchdown run in the fifth overtime to give Buffalo a win over Stony Brook.

North Texas 34, Ball State 27: At Denton, Texas, Derek

No. 8 LSU 45, Kent State 13: At Baton Rouge, La., Zach Mettenberger passed for three touchdowns, Jeremy Hill ran for two and eighth-ranked LSU easily defeated Kent State, 45-13.

UNLV 31, Central Michigan 21: At Las Vegas, Caleb Herring connected three times with Devante Davis as UNLV rallied from a 21-point deficit.

Idaho also hurried up on offense, something the Vandals didn’t do in their first two games. “They did not show that on film at all,” Ford said. “The first half we just came at slow. The speed kind of surprised us,” Bass said. “The tempo. The second half, we just slowed the game down. It allowed us to play fast.” The last time NIU was at the Kibbie Dome in 2007, Larry English set an individual school record with five sacks. Saturday, the Huskies’ D-line got its own record. “That’s a big accomplishment for those guys,” Bass said. “That just shows you what we can do in the future.”

MAC STANDINGS WEST DIVISION Conf. W L Northern Illinois 0 0 Ball State 0 0 Central Michigan 0 0 Eastern Michigan 0 0 Toledo 0 0 Western Michigan 0 0

Overall W L 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 3

EAST DIVISION Conf. W L Bowling Green 1 0 Ohio 0 0 Akron 0 0 Buffalo 0 0 Miami 0 0 UMass 0 0 Kent State 0 1

Overall W L 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 3 1 2

Saturday’s results Northern Illinois 45, Idaho 35 UNLV 31, Central Michigan 31 Northwestern 38, Western Michigan 17 Ohio 34, Marshall 31 Kansas State 37, UMass 7 LSU 45, Kent State 13 Toledo 33, Eastern Washington 21 North Texas 34, Ball State 27 Buffalo 26, Stony Brook 23 Rutgers 26, Eastern Michigan 10 Indiana 42, Bowling Green 10 Michigan 28, Akron 24 Saturday’s games Western Michigan at Iowa, 11 a.m. Toledo at Central Michigan, 11 a.m. Vanderbilt at UMass, 11 a.m. Ball State at Eastern Michigan, noon Austin Peay at Ohio, 1 p.m. Murray State at Bowling Green, 2:30 p.m. Kent State at Penn State, 2:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami, 3 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Akron, 5 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois, 6 p.m.

ALL CLEAR UNTIL NOVEMBER: Now that Alabama has survived its latest meeting with Johnny Manziel, and for coach Nick Saban’s sake it will be the last time he’ll ever have to worry about Johnny Football, the Crimson Tide are set to settle into an accommodating slice of schedule as the No. 1 team. The Tide remained top ranked in The Associated Press poll Sunday after a wild 49-42 victory against Texas A&M. Alabama received all but one of the 60 first-place votes from the media panel and the rest of the top five was unchanged this week, with Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. The Ducks got a first-place vote. Texas A&M slipped four spots to No. 10. The Tide return home to play former offensive coordinator Jim McElwain and his Colorado State team on Saturday in the first of six games in six weeks – five at home – in which Alabama will be a heavy favorite. After dealing with the Rams (1-2) from the Mountain West, No. 21 Mississippi comes to Tuscaloosa to face the Tide. The Rebels run an up-tempo offense similar to Texas A&M, but quarterback Bo Wallace is no Manziel. Still, Ole Miss looks like the Tide’s biggest challenge over the next month and a half. After that for the Tide, it’s Georgia State to get some work for the third string, a road trip to Kentucky and home games against Tennessee and Arkansas. Then the Tide gets a week off before No. 6 LSU comes to Tuscaloosa. OUTTA HERE: Nebraska’s latest humbling loss – 41-21 at home to UCLA – dropped the Cornhuskers out of the rankings for the first time this season. The Huskers’ struggle to regain elite status has been a running theme for a decade. Coach Bo Pelini has done a good job guiding the program out of the misguided Bill Callahan era. Pelini is 50-21 since taking over in 2008 and 29-11 in conference. That’s good stuff. But Nebraska hasn’t won a conference title and hasn’t finished ranked in the top 10 during Pelini’s tenure. To put some poll perspective on Nebraska’s fall from grace, from 1981-2002 the Huskers were ranked in a record 348 consecutive AP Top 25s. Since then, there have been only two seasons in which Nebraska has been ranked wire-to-wire and its best finish in the rankings was 14th in 2009. MOVING UP: Ole Miss moved up four spots after its 44-23 victory against Texas. Sure the Longhorns are reeling. And the Rebels’ other impressive victory came against a Vanderbilt team that is 1-2. But there is plenty to be optimistic about for Ole Miss fans. Whatever flaws Texas and Vandy have, the only other team in the country with two victories away from home against teams from BCS automatic-qualifying conferences is Alabama. And one of the Tide’s victories was at a neutral site. Ole Miss won two true road games. MOVING DOWN: More often than not, the letdown theory for college football teams is a bit contrived. Win a big game, play an inferior opponent the next week, and inevitably the coach and players are asked about guarding against a letdown. Usually, it’s a stretch. Then Michigan comes along and gives credence to the theory. The Wolverines, coming off a victory against Notre Dame last week, fell four spots in the latest rankings to No. 15 after needing a last-second goal line stand to beat Akron 28-24. The Zips have not beaten an FBS team since 2010. – Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press


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BEARS EXTRA

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Bears 31, Vikings 30 Minnesota Chicago

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TEAM STATISTICS Min 19 350 33-123 227 0-0 4-150 2-0 16-30-1 1-0 3-56.7 2-2 3-25 29:26

First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Chi 24 411 26-129 282 0-0 6-263 1-44 28-39-2 1-8 3-37.0 2-2 4-35 30:34

G. Jennings J. Simpson K. Rudolph J. Wright C. Patterson J. Carlson A. Peterson T. Gerhart FUMBLES J. Carlson A. Peterson L. Guion B. Robison KICKING

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LG 22 37 20 21 14 7 7 3

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LOST REC YDS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 61

B. Walsh PUNTING J. Locke KICKOFF RETURNS C. Patterson J. Carlson PUNT RETURNS M. Sherels DEFENSE C. Greenway J. Sanford H. Smith J. Allen E. Henderson C. Cook J. Robinson M. Mitchell B. Robison F. Evans L. Guion K. Williams S. Floyd E. Griffen X. Rhodes

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TD 0

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SCK INT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0

FF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

BEARS PASSING J. Cutler RUSHING M. Forte A. Jeffery J. Cutler M. Bush RECEIVING B. Marshall M. Bennett M. Forte E. Bennett A. Jeffery FUMBLES J. Cutler M. Forte N. Collins B. Costanzo C. Wootton KICKING R. Gould PUNTING A. Podlesh KICKOFF RETURNS D. Hester Jo. Anderson PUNT RETURNS

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The playing surface at Soldier Field was again a major topic of conversation as the Bears and Vikings game kicked off less than 15 hours after the completion of a college game between Illinois and Washington. And it rained throughout the afternoon. It may have been much ado about nothing, though, as very few players seemed to be negatively impacted by the turf. The one huge slip came in the fourth quarter after the Vikings had converted a fourth and one, then Adrian Peterson tried to go right on first down, but reversed his field and then lost his footing for a 13-yard loss. The Vikings were forced to settle for a field goal that kept the

Hester’s returns – Devin Hester showed why it’s perfectly fine for the Bears to spend money on a return specialist. He averaged 49.8 yards on kickoff returns, giving the Bears great field position all game long. He set a franchise record with 249 kickoff-return yards, but seemed to lack the closing speed to go to the house that we saw earlier in his career.

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FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bears within range.

Michael Bush practically had the day off, getting just two carries for zero yards and zero targets in the passing game after having 10 carries for 15 yards against the Bengals. No. 3 running back Michael Ford was inactive again.

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Dante Rosario saw his first action at tight end and Steve Maneri was targeted once by Jay Cutler. It was the first attempt this year to any tight end other than Martellus Bennett. – Hub Arkush, harkush@shawmedia.com

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Red-zone defense – The Vikings were 0-for-3 in scoring touchdowns when getting to the red zone, settling for three Blair Walsh field goals in the fourth quarter. That cannot be overstated, considering the Bears escaped with a one-point victory. Adrian Peterson had six carries in the red zone in the second half for only one yard, which included a 13-yard loss, and he was kept out of the endzone.

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Goal-line offense – With a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, the Bears curiously attempted a playaction pass. Jay Cutler forced it to Steve Maneri and the ball was tipped and picked off by Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams. When the Bears had three shots at the endzone with no timeouts left at the end of the first half, Cutler was 0-for-3, and they settled for a field goal.

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Second-half defense – The Vikings never got inside the red zone in the first half, but they got there three times in the second half. They gained 201 yards of offense and collected 11 first downs after halftime. Christian Ponder was 10-of-16 passing in the second half for 146 yards. The Bears’ “D” made stops when necessary, but allowed the Vikings plenty of chances to score late in the game.

3

Ball security – Cutler threw two interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, and Forte lost a crucial fumble in the fourth quarter, as the Bears lost the turnover battle. All four of the Bears’ turnovers occurred in Vikings territory.

3 moments that mattered

1

The game-winner– Three plays after failing to get out-of-bounds after a 23-yard catch-and-run, Martellus Bennett was the hero. Cutler found Bennett for a 16-yard touchdown on a back-shoulder throw with 10 seconds left, giving the Bears a one-point victory.

2

Pick-six – Tim Jennings bailed out Cutler and the Bears’ offense. Four plays after the Vikings picked Cutler off in the endzone, Jennings intercepted a Christian Ponder pass and returned it 44 yards to give the Bears a 21-14 lead.

3

Opening return – The Vikings set the tone for a wild and close game on the opening kickoff, when rookie Cordarrelle Patterson returned it 105 yards for a touchdown against a generally very good kickoff-coverage unit. The Vikings grabbed the early lead and some confidence along the way.

Now what? Record: 2-0 It means: All that matters is the “W,” and the Bears are finding ways to win despite some big mistakes. Next: The Bears travel to Pittsburgh for their first primetime game of the season Sunday night. Pittsburgh will be on short rest after a Monday nighter against the Bengals. – Kevin Fishbain

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Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (second from right) leaps into the endzone for a second-quarter touchdown Sunday against Minnesota as linebacker D.J. Williams (58) celebrates at left. The Bears defeated the Vikings, 31-30.

BEARS NOTES

Jennings, defense have Cutler’s back Bears allow first sack of season after Allen causes fumble for TD By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com CHICAGO – Christian Ponder had thrown to the same side too many times in the first half, and eventually it cost him. Tim Jennings’ interception, which he returned for a touchdown, came four plays after Jay Cutler threw an interception in the endzone. And it epitomized the back-and-forth affair that ended in a 31-30 Bears win on Sunday. “After [Ponder] made a couple completions on my side, I knew, alright, let me focus in,” Jennings said

after the game. “I played a little bit slower and realized he was going to give me an opportunity and I was able to make a play.” Avoiding Charles Tillman at all costs, Ponder threw Jennings’ way several times. Jennings also had a diving pass defensed in the third Tim Jennings quarter. “You don’t want [to be targeted often] as a DB, but you’ve got to roll with the punches,” Jennings said about his busy day. “You really don’t want to go [to Tillman’s]

side, so I guess I’m the last option. “That just gives me a whole lot of opportunities, and I was able to go out there and make a play and put us in position to win the game.” The interception-return touchdown was yet another example of the defense helping out the offense. “Mel [Tucker] tells me before every game, ‘Hey, we got your back.’ They do,” said Cutler. “Whenever it comes time for the defense to make a stop or defense to get a turnover, they do. On the pick in the endzone, they turned around and got a pick six.” Waiting for pressure: The defensive line again failed to make much of an impact. The Bears finished with one sack (Corey Wootton, and it went for zero yards) and only one quarterback hit. Julius Peppers had one tackle. Dealing with Allen: Jared Allen had

one sack on Sunday, but it led to a Cutler fumble, which Brian Robison scooped up and raced 61 yards for a Vikings touchdown. It was the first sack the Bears have allowed this season, but the only one on Sunday. He did induce two holding penalties on Jermon Bushrod, though one was declined. Injury update: Safety Major Wright tweeted that he was fine after having to leave the game in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion, but he later returned. … Martellus Bennett injured his shoulder going for a catch in the second quarter. It took him some time to get off the field, but it didn’t seem to affect his production, especially on the final drive. “I’m in a lot of pain right now, but it is what it is,” he said. “You’ve got to go back in there and finish up.”

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Bennett injures shoulder in first half, returns to catch game-winning touchdown • MUSICK Continued from page B1 “I’ll try not to curse this week,” Bennett said as he stepped to the microphone. And as reporters barked over each other with competing questions, Bennett smiled wide. Martellus (Martellus), at what point with the coverage they were playing … (can you tell us what it was like…) did your eyes open wide… (on the game-winning…)? “That’s a competition right

there,” said Bennett, a veteran of 78 NFL competitions. “Who’s going to get the question in first? It’s like kindergartners trying to answer till they know.” More like preschoolers, but let’s get back to football. The Bears finally have a multidimensional tight end, and defenses finally have someone other than Brandon Marshall or Matt Forte to worry about with the game close and late. Bennett scored on a terrific pick play with Alshon Jeffery in the first quarter and conferred with

Cutler before the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, suggesting a back-shoulder pass against cornerback Chris Cook if the Vikings showed the proper coverage. They did. Throw. Touchdown. Ballgame. “He went to the right guy at the right time,” coach Marc Trestman said. Because when it comes to playing football, Bennett can be pretty serious. He injured his shoulder in the first half on a nasty-looking fall in the back of the end zone, but he

returned to the game to catch four passes for 55 yards in the second half. “He’s a one-track mind kind of guy,” rookie teammate Kyle Long said. “He wants to get that ball, he wants to get in the end zone, he wants to get as many yards as possible. “He’s physical. He’s athletic. He’s somebody I’m very happy is on my team.” For the record, Bennett knows he is talented. On Sunday, Cook and other members of the Vikings’ secondary

learned firsthand. “They didn’t know I have jukes out there,” Bennett said. “They told me, ‘How are you so slippery? You’re so big.’ I was like, ‘I’m like Muhammad Ali out here.’ ” Is he more of a butterfly or a bee? “I’m a little bit of both,” Bennett said. “I’m sweet. I move like a butterfly, and I sting like a bee. So I’m a little bit of both. “I like to be the butterfly because sometimes you’ve got to spread your wings. You ever try to catch a butterfly with your hands?

You can’t do it. You need a net. They’ve got butterfly nets made just for catching butterflies.” This is true. Meanwhile, Bennett continued to talk. The man who nicknamed himself the “Black Unicorn” loves a good audience, and this crowd of two-dozen or so was chuckling at his goofy jokes. “Hopefully, they don’t make a unicorn net just for catching unicorns,” Bennett said. “Especially black ones.” I searched Google for “unicorn net” and came up with zero exact

matches. That’s good news. Perhaps good news will follow regarding Bennett’s shoulder, as well. He declined to offer specifics on his injury. “I’m not a doctor,” Bennett said. “Although I like to watch ‘House.’ ” And crack jokes. And score touchdowns. And win games.

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Continued from page B1 Hester totaled 249 yards on five returns, including a 76-yard return after the Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown. He also added an 80-yard return after the Robison touchdown and a 42-yarder early in the fourth quarter. Hester seemed to turn the momentum back in the Bears’ favor almost every time the Vikings made a big play. Unfortunately, there were problems against the Vikings as well, and many will compare the victory to the Bears’ Week 1 win over the Bengals, some even suggesting the Bears did more to concern than to earn praise. Unlike the Bengals game, in which the Bears were dominated for the better part of three quarters before taking over the fourth quarter to win the game, this time the Bears started fast and then almost flamed out. On defense, they held the Vikings to 22 plays for 74 yards in the first 27:09 before allowing them 291 yards on 45 plays the rest of the way. The Bears’ offense churned out 284 yards on 41 plays in the first half but faltered for just 132 yards on 27 plays in the second half. Marc Trestman continued to dial up multiple personnel groupings, formations and the occasional surprise, including a 36-yard end around from

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Condolences given are better late than never Dear Abby: My boyfriend of four years, “Joey,” is a kind and loving person. Recently the father of one of his close childhood friends died. We live a plane ride away, and Joey could not get time off work to attend the services. I assumed Joey called his friend and family to extend his sympathies. During our last visit home, I found out he had not reached out to them. I’m upset that he didn’t, and I know the friend was deeply hurt by it. At this point, what can Joey do to make things right? Why wouldn’t he make the call in the first place? – Smoothing It Over in San Antonio Dear Smoothing It Over: Joey may not have reached out

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips because he didn’t know what to do, which would have been to call and extend his condolences or send a card or handwritten note. He may have procrastinated because he didn’t know what to say and was afraid he’d say the wrong thing. The way to fix this would be for Joey to pick up the phone, apologize to his friend for not calling sooner, and confess that he knows he was wrong for not doing so. All he needs to say after that is that he’s sorry for his friend’s loss, which he knows must

have been painful. Then he should be quiet and listen. Dear Abby: My daughterin-law allows her 2-year-old daughter to run around naked before bath time and at other times. They have been visiting us, and there are also other people in the house and yard. The child’s mom tells her to say, “Look at these buns!” and laughs. We feel this is inappropriate and dangerous. How can we get through to her that it’s not right? – Concerned Grandma in Eau Claire, Wis. Dear Grandma: While I don’t think that allowing a child to run around nude at home is dangerous, I do agree that encouraging a child to run naked and say, “Look at these buns!” is unwise. The re-

sponse it brings (“Ha, ha, ha – isn’t she cute!”) teaches the little girl that this is a way to get attention. While this may be amusing at 2, it is setting a pattern that will attract the wrong kind of attention when she is 4, 5 or 6. Envision her mooning the first-grade class! Perhaps you can make your daughter-in-law understand by showing her this column. I certainly hope so. Dear Abby: I am an asexual college student with a question about dating. When should I tell someone that I’m asexual? I’m not really “out” – mostly because I don’t feel the need to talk about it – but I’m not ashamed of it, either. What do you think? – New England “Ace” Dear Ace: I see no reason to

announce it at a first meeting because it’s nobody’s business. The time to tell someone you are asexual is after you have gotten to know the person well enough to be comfortable sharing information. In case you don’t realize it, you are not the only asexual person out there. Because there’s so much emphasis on sex and sexual orientation in our society, it might help you to know that an organization exists which enables asexuals to connect with each other. It’s the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), and you can find it on the Internet at asexuality.org.

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Throat mucus may be from allergic reaction Dear Dr. K: I often feel like I have a lump of mucus in my throat. In the morning I spit some of it up, but the sensation doesn’t go away. What can I do about it? Dear Reader: Doctors sometimes use the term “globus sensation” for the feeling of a lump in the throat. The first question I ask when a patient says he has a lump in his throat is: Is it just a feeling that there is a lump there, or is there something you can spit up? Because you say you have mucus that you cough up, the most likely explanation is that allergies are causing your nose and sinuses to pro-

a bitter taste in your mouth, that’s a clue that reflux could be the source of your problem. If that’s the case, avoid foods that worsen your symptoms, remain upright duce extra mucus. At night, for several hours after eating when you are lying flat, that and lose weight. If lifestyle mucus collects in the back of changes don’t help, many your throat; that’s why you heartburn medications are tend to spit it up in the morn- available over-the-counter or ings. The treatment is allergy by prescription. medications and inhalers. Irritation and swelling in Another common cause is the throat can also be part of the regular reflux of stomach an allergic reaction to certain contents up into your esophmedications. The blood presagus and throat. When this sure medicines called “ACE happens frequently, the back inhibitors” are particularly of your throat can become likely to cause swelling in the irritated, which can feel like a throat. Rarely, that swelling lump. If you sometimes notice can become so severe that

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it threatens your ability to breathe and is a true medical emergency. If one of my patients on an ACE inhibitor has even a mild sensation of a lump in the throat, I switch the patient to another type of blood pressure medicine. A food allergy is another possibility. I once had a patient who got a lump in her throat and swollen lips any time she ate a mango. This was sad, because she loved mangoes! Finally, there is an unusual condition called Zenker’s diverticulum, when a pouch forms in the wall of the back of the throat. Food can collect in the pouch and may come

back out before it is swallowed. Zenker’s diverticulum is easily diagnosed and treated, usually by an ear, nose and throat specialist. In medical school we’re taught a lot about the major illnesses – the ones that can disable or kill you. But many of my patients suffer, instead, from one of the “minor maladies of man,” about which we know only a little. If we had more medical research on these minor maladies, I’ll bet we’d come up with treatments that would save a lot of people minor misery.

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Athletics are important factor for all students Dr. Wallace: You always say good things about high school athletics. I think they are a waste of time and money. I hate athletics and despise athletes. Please tell me why you are pro-high school sports? – Andy, Manchester, N.H. Andy: Some parents and educators believe that our educational system would be better if all athletics were eliminated, but I’m not one of them. I’m pro-high-school athletics because I enjoyed competing as an athlete in high school and college. My love of athletic competition led me into the teaching profession. Some of my most enjoyable years in education were spent coaching varsity basketball. Participation in athletics benefits the body and mind

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace of the athletes and helps develop cooperation and social skills among the team members. The players learn how to work together for the good of the team and this is excellent preparation for future careers. The athletic programs also build a sense of pride in the entire student body. Students who attend after-school functions sponsored by the school, and that includes athletics, can have an enjoyable time at a safe, chaperoned environment. Dr. Wallace: Recently I heard about a horrible automobile accident. A heavy-du-

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TODAY – In the year ahead, look for opportunities to get involved in your community. Don’t allow emotional matters to come between you and the opportunity to grow mentally, financially and spiritually. Take note of your options and follow through. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Work with what you have to offer, while also keeping an eye on opportunities for expansion. Your skills are valuable and, if presented properly, will bring top dollar. Put time aside for romance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – If you want to avoid a potentially harmful misunderstanding, communicate your thoughts and plans honestly and in full detail. Accept the inevitable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You may need to make a compromise in order to keep the peace on the home front. Good fortune is within reach if you are willing to share. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – You can offer your services or assistance, but don’t let anyone take advantage of your good nature. Focus on the positive changes you can make at home and to your financial situation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Letting emotional issues interfere with your ability to get things done will cause delays. You should concentrate on what you can accomplish, not what you cannot change. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Education will be key today. Try to use your skills in diverse ways. Changing the way you approach your work will increase your earning potential. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Take an innovative approach to investments. Spend more money on your image, developing your skills or marketing them, and a new revenue channel could open. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Give everything you’ve got when it comes to a situation that needs improvement. Use your versatile intelligence efficiently, and you’ll command newfound respect. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Refuse to let a minor problem turn into a major conflict. Go about your business and do whatever it takes to reach your goals. In the end, you will get your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You will have to jump through hoops to get help. Try to wrap up what you can on your own, if you want to avoid wasted time and disappointment. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – An unusual subject, philosophy or form of entertainment will capture your attention. Prepare to debate as well as begin interesting friendships. Love and romance will enhance your day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Make needed alterations that will relieve you from unwanted responsibilities. You know what to do to improve your life – you just have to do it.

ty truck collided with a car driven by a 17-year-old girl sometime around midnight. Three teens were killed. It was reported that the driver had alcohol in her system. My heart sank when I read this tragic story. Several years ago, my then-boyfriend and I went to a party where alcohol was served. We were 18 and thought it was cool to be drinking and discussing what college we planned to attend. We were not sophisticated drinkers and were quite out of it when my boyfriend decided to drive us home. He knew he wasn’t his normal self, so he drove extra slowly, trying to get us home safely. We almost made it. About three miles from my house, he missed a sharp

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tential disaster that happens much too often. Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and have a clear complexion, but I want to keep it that way. I’ve read that taking Vitamin E in tablet form will continue to keep my skin looking great. Why is vitamin E so good for complexions? – C.J., Goshen, Ind. C.J.: Vitamin E helps protect cells from damage and degeneration and will help promote healthy skin. All green vegetables have an abundance of Vitamin E. Vitamin C (citrus, tomatoes) also helps promote healthy skin. If possible, eat fresh fruits and vegetables to gain the full effect of this wonderful vitamin.

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Two eggs are better than one Andrew Carnegie said, “The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” That certainly swims against modern thinking that recommends diversifying. At the bridge table, sometimes you have to decide between two strains. If your choice is between a suit and no-trump, why might you pick one over the other? Having a trump suit gives you more control. But if it breaks badly, there might be no way to recover. In no-trump you may have an alternative source of tricks that will allow you to get home. In today’s deal, South went for six no-trump, not for fear of a bad spade split, but to protect his club holding from an attack by East’s opening lead. Obviously, South did not know that his partner had the queen. How should South play in six no-trump? West leads the club 10. East wins with his ace and returns a club. Here, if South had put his partner into six spades and East had led the club ace, North would have had to guess the trump suit correctly. In six no-trump, declarer, after losing the first trick, had 10 top tricks. His first thought was to try to run the spades. And the percentage play was to cash his king, then to play low to dummy’s ace. Here, luck was out. What now? South had to take four diamond tricks. So he called for dummy’s 10. If East had played low, it would have been easy. But East covered. South won with his ace, led a heart to dummy’s queen and played a diamond to his eight. The second egg did not crack, so the slam was made.


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

Cub Cadet lawn tractor, Model AGS2360, 38” cut, 12.5 hp Kohler engine, wheel weights. 242.5 hrs. $400. 815-762-2385 Gas Grill. Weber Genesis Gold. Silver B. LP Tank incl. 4 shelves. $225. 630-485-9836

Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

TABLE SAW

Craftsman, 10” with extended table, like new! $100 815-498-3867 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 Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 Heavy Duty New Backpacks 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. Huge Lot Of 250 Metal Hangers From Dry Cleaners, Organized In 10 Bundles Of 25 Each, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. NFL New Black & White Reebok FGT Cleats w/Anti-Friction Lining, Size 10.5, $25. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Potty Chair - Blue & White, Like New, Made By Summer. $15. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. SHOES - Boy's Men's Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's/Men's Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boys/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SNEAKERS - Men's Boy's Sneaux Black Sneakers Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5 DeKalb. 815-739-1953

SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $150 for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852

CAT ~ 2 yr old Male Neutered. Very sweet. FREE to good home. 815-931-8911

TV Entertainment Center natural wood, 4 doors, 1 drawer, fits 36” TV; Recliner – Blue microfiber - $75 each 815-895-3852 or 815-901-6280 after 3:30pm

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

OFFICE CLERK - PT

Lions of IL Fdn, 2814 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, needs to fill an Office Clerk position. The ideal candidate will be responsible for copying/duplicating documents, filing, bulk & regular mailings, reception relief & many misc. duties as assigned. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9-2. If interested please come in to fill out an app. bet. 9a.m. and 4p.m. NO PHONE CALLS!

Blender: Oster, White, 10 Speed Like New. $18. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. BOWLS - New Set Of 3 - Apple Design Ceramic Bowls, 1-Large, 1-Medium, 1-Small & Ceramic Apple Design Matching Pitcher, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & PieCake Wood Tray Insert, $15, 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 Find !t here! PlanitDeKalbCounty.com

GREAT COUNTRY LOCATION

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

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Air Hockey Table. Electric. Sportcraft. 6' oval. $65 Hampshire area. 847-830-9725

Child Vanity & Pink Chair - Little Tikes Vanity Has White Lift Up Lid w/ “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. DRILL - Makita Drill w/Battery, Charger & Case, $25, 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. Fisher price picnic table exc. cond. $40 815-895-4040 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. Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Has Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

1999 Ford Contour Good work car, $1400 obo Call 815-517-0493 2pm-7pm or leave message 2004 Hyundai XG350 Clean, Loaded & Well Maintained. 145,000 miles $3995 Call (815)793-3030 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S. Special Edition. One owner. Well maintained. Very good condition. $6199. 815-991-5790 2009 Hyundai Elantra Excellent condition, less than 24,000 miles, air, power windows, keyless entry. $11,000 815-761-8268

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PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-2080 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Steven M. Chadra; Meghan Chadra; Defendants. 12 CH 514 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

SYCAMORE

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

Yamber Real Estate & Property Management

MARVELOUS PRIVATE SETTING

SEWING MACHINE - SINGER Great condition. Oak cabinet. 4 drawers. $150. 847-515-8012

Seymour of Sycamore The Inventor of Aerosol Spray Paint

PRODUCTION MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN-TECHNICIAN

CLERICAL, ACCOUNTING & CUSTOMER SERVICE

Entry level full time (M-F 8am – 5pm). Qualified candidates must be detailed oriented, possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Prior experience in office environment. Bi-lingual Spanish a plus. We offer comprehensive benefits package. Please forward resume and salary history to: jobs@seymourpaint.com or apply: 917 Crosby Ave, Sycamore Equal Opportunity Employer

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS CP-SRMOF II 2012-A TRUST, BY U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff, -v.DEREK A. DECKER, et al Defendant 12CH 490 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 18, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on October 24, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 5570 SUYDAM RD, Leland, IL 60531 Property Index No. 16-25-200007-0000 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $459,592.23. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. 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 this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C1272086. I555219 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN W. SHERMAN AKA JOHN SHERMAN AND SARAH A. SHERMAN AKA SARAH SHERMAN, Defendants. 12CH 595 Property Address: 552 Kendall Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on July 11, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 0814-380-006 Commonly known as: 552 Kendall Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 24th day of October, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $170,401.03 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers

DEKALB FOR RENT

has the following positions available:

1st and 2nd Shift - Must have at least 5 years industrial production maintenance & electrical experience. Must be familiar with 480VAC 3-phase and low voltage circuits and motor controls, including PLC operated machinery. Must also be able to read, interpret and troubleshoot using electrical schematics and ladder diagrams. Pneumatic and hydraulic system experience is a plus.

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: C/K/A: 101 Orchard Lane, Dekalb, IL 60115 PIN: 08-14-327-008 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 W122080. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. 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 W12-2080 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I559237

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR A GROWING BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR – INVESTOR

Over 22,000 sq. ft. -- 2 Phase Building - zoning M2 Sycamore

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

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

Recently remodeled 2BR, 1BA Upper. New Windows, Paint & Appliances. Washer/Dryer & Garage included. $675/month.

815-758-7368

Yamber Real Estate & Property Management


CLASSIFIED

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.JAVIER RAMIREZ, et al Defendant 12CH 649 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 9, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on October 24, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 621 E. TAYLOR STREET, Dekalb, IL 60115 Property Index No. 08-23-361022 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $138,666.14. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. 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 this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C1270911. I555218

quire by op erty 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:\\service.atty-pierce.com. 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 #PA1225803 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I559108

Malta Quiet, Upper 2 Bedroom

Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage incl + extra storage. NO PETS. 815-751-0480 Malta- 1 Bedroom efficiency. No smoking. $575 includes utilities. 815-981-8117

Rochelle 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

A MUST SEE! 700 SQ FT Eat in kitchen incl deck. $450/mo + utilities. Bill @ 815-501-0913

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

DEKALB * EXTRA NICE *

Lrg Rm. Safe, quiet on bus route.

Util, cable incl. Female only please. $350/mo. 630-518-1432 DEKALB TIME TO GET THE KIDS OUT? Rooms for rent, North of NIU on bus route. $350/month all utilities included. PETS WELCOME. Nice warm, quiet, safe environment, good for studies. We specialize in wayward 20 somethings. Call/text 815-739-4455 or email: northdekalbrentals@yahoo.com

DeKalb (3) BR's Avail, Near NIU $400/ea/mo + 1st/last/sec + util. W/D, cable and Internet. 630-926-1174 ~ 630-527-9188

DEKALB - FOR SALE BY OWNER Mobile Home in Southmoor Estates 851 Springdale Lane, DeKalb DeKalb- Frontage on South 4th Street or side street, 600 to 3,000 sq. ft. May remodel to suit. $.50 to $.75 per sq. ft./mo.815-758-1518

Ottawa 150 Sq Ft Office Space 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath 28'x56' (1568 sq ft) New a/c & handicap ramp $79,500 815-508-9622 Leave a message

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT.

Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

Laing Mgmt.

GENOA 1000 SQ FT. IN TOWN, OVERHEAD DOOR, FORMER DANCE STUDIO, $375/MO. OFFICE OR ELECTRICAL 815-784-2232

MOVE IN SPECIAL 1ST MONTH FREE 2200 square foot light industrial/commercial space for rent. Office space size varies 14X14 foot overhead door. Easy access to I-88. $1,100/month Contact: Dan 815-754-6484

815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 Sycamore 2BR $775/mn (no pet disc.) 1st flr, off-st prkng, pets, quiet, strg, W/D. New carpet, flr. 630651-8301, mgalli@gallinet.net

Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

SYCAMORE LOWER LARGE 1BR With office, 1 bath, clean & quiet. Off-St parking, no dogs, $625/mo + utilities. 815-793-2664

Remodeled, A/C, gas heat. W/D on site. No pets. Off St parking. $725/mo + sec. 815-895-9280

SYCAMORE ~ 2BR DUPLEX

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

Sycamore ~ Large, Quiet 1BR

1st floor, 208 W. Sycamore St. Heat furnished, no pets, Coin W/D. $610/mo. 815-973-8290 Sycamore. 1BR Upper. Off street parking. No pets or smoking. $700/mo. Incl all utils. 815-761-0744 Sycamore: 1BR w/den, 950 sq ft., 1.5BA, secured entrance building, C/A, all appl., lndry on site, pets OK, $740/mo. 815-899-7551 SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Parking. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A RE 815-970-0679

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

PUBLIC NOTICE DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $605 Includes Heat, Water,Garbage

Hillcrest Place Apts.

SYCAMORE - 2 BR CONDO Newly updated, 1 BA, garage, basement. NO PETS / SMOKING. $825+ utilities. 815-501-5389

DEKALB - 1 Bedroom apt for rent. $625. 630-768 5962

Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. 815-758-0123

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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

DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS

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

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

The Knolls

Hot new deluxe townhomes. 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

Starting at $645

815-757-1907

815-758-7859

DEKALB 1 & 2 BEDROOM

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

DeKalb 2 & 3BR + 4BR House $750, $800, $1000 per mo. 1 car garage. 815-739-4536 DEKALB 2 BEDROOM

1 bath, parking available, no pets. $745/mo + security & references. 630-248-1939 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712 DeKalb Near NIU - Upper 4BR 2 bath, W/D, appl incl parking, water, garbage. $1050/mo + util. Security + 1st. 815-748-3311

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

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DEKALB ~ 1 BEDROOM

1 bath, available immediately. Clean, quiet residential building. 815-758-6580

DeKalb ~ 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Avaiable Immediately! Large Apt, heat included, walk to campus. Clean and quiet! 815-758-6580

DEKALB ~ QUIET 2BR, 1BA

Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712 DEKALB: 2BR Apts.-$625-$725 Nice Neighborhood. Some Util. Included. Available this month! 815-756-1424 Dekalb: clean spacious upper 1BR, close to downtown, $585/mo.+utilities, NO PETS, st 1 , last, sec., 815-739-5393

Malta 2 Bedroom Duplex

Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets. $650/mo. 815-562-7368

MALTA 2 BEDROOM

WD, large kitchen, 2 car garage. No pets/smoking, $700/mo + sec. Utilities not incl. 815-751-7415

DeKalb Indoor Open Storage

For Vehicle, Camper, Boat, etc. 815-756-7756

SYCAMORE CLEAN 2BR,1BA

Sycamore Upper 2BR ~ Newly

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM

CLEAN HEATED STORAGE SPACE. Sycamore location. Call 815-739-9237

W/D, D/W, next to park & schools. $725/mo, you pay utilities. NO DOGS. 815-970-4640

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

Stove, fridge, heat & water incl. No pets/smoking. 815-298-0423

Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

SYCAMORE 2BR DUPLEX

CLEAN! $600/mo, stove, refrig, water. No pets, no smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459

DeKalb 2 BR Lower, $720.

And up to 2000 sq ft office with parking. All utilities paid. $300/mo and up. 815-786-5393

Updated, washer/dryer, large yard, garage. $760/mo + security. 630-479-4577

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 91 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY 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 July 11, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on October 24, 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. 08-23-410-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $88,859.40. 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 Prop-

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PUBLIC NOTICE "THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-2080 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, CHANCERY DIVISION Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Steven M. Chadra; Meghan Chadra; Defendants. 12 CH 514 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: LOT 12 IN BLOCK 3 IN JOHN W. TILTON`S SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 29, 1951, AS DOCUMENT NO. 245560, IN PLAT BOOK "G", PAGE 180, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS 2 AND 3 IN TILTON PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 101 Orchard Lane, Dekalb, IL 60115 PIN: 08-14-327-008 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 W122080. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. 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 W12-2080 pleadings.il@wirbickilaw.com I559237 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS CP-SRMOF II 2012-A TRUST, BY U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE Plaintiff, -v.DEREK A. DECKER, et al Defendant 12CH 490 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 18, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on October 24, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST 535.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 335.00 FEET (AS MEASURED ALONG THE NORTH AND

WEST LINES THEREOF) OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 3, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ALL IN PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 5570 SUYDAM RD, Leland, IL 60531 Property Index No. 16-25-200007-0000 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $459,592.23. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. 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 this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C1272086. I555219 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN W. SHERMAN AKA JOHN SHERMAN AND SARAH A. SHERMAN AKA SARAH SHERMAN, Defendants. 12CH 595 Property Address: 552 Kendall Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on July 11, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 15 in L.C. Mead Subdivision, a Subdivision of part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 14, Township 40 North, Range 4, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book "G" of Plat,. Page 89 on December 6, 1943 as Document No. 180048, in DeKalb County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 0814-380-006 Commonly known as: 552 Kendall Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 24th day of October, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $170,401.03 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, 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. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale

Monday, September 16, 2013 • Page B11 other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I558691 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Plaintiff, -v.JAVIER RAMIREZ, et al Defendant 12CH 649 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on July 9, 2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County will at 1:00 PM on October 24, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 OF HELGESEN'S SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK ''J'' OF PLATS, PAGE 21, AS DOCUMENT NO. 282333, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 621 E. TAYLOR STREET, Dekalb, IL 60115 Property Index No. 08-23-361022 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $138,666.14. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; the balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated on residential real estate at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. 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 this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: POTESTIVO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. , 223 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 610, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 263-0003. Please refer to file number C1270911. I555218 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASTLE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. LINDA J. MAFFEI, TARGET NATIONAL BANK, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 345 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given to you, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain Mortgage (s) recorded against the premises as follows to wit: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 6 IN W. L. ELLWOOD'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 114, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 08-23-209-010 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 715 N. 12TH STREET, DEKALB, IL 60115

and which said Mortgage was executed by LINDA J. MAFFEI and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2003011158. That summons was duly issued out of the said Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court, at 133 West State Street, in the City of Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, on or before the 30TH day of October, 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. Dated: September 12, 2013 /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06275559 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 16, 23 & 30, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS SANDWICH STATE BANK N/K/A CASTLE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. TINA L. MAUER, DOUGLAS J. MAUER, LVNV FUNDING, LLC, TARA EAST IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. 13 CH 346 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given to you, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain Mortgage (s) recorded against the premises as follows to wit: THE SOUTHERLY 9.27 FEET OF LOT 48 AND THE NORTHERLY 16.75 FEET OF LOT 47 (EXCEPT THE EASTERLY 42.61 FEET OF SAID LOTS) IN FIRST ADDITION TO COUNTRYSIDE VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “Q” OF PLATS, PAGE 28 ON AUGUST 29, 1973 AS DOCUMENT NO. 375598 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED JANUARY 6, 1975 AS DOCUMENT NO. 383868 IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 19-25-277-009 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 904 REIMANN AVENUE, SANDWICH, IL 60548 and which said Mortgage was executed by TINA L. MAUER and DOUGLAS J. MAUER and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 98016931. That summons was duly issued out of the said Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS & NONRECORD CLAIMANTS file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court, at 133 West State Street, in the City of Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, on or before the 30TH day of October, 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. Dated: September 12, 2013 /s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court Prepared by: JEFFREY L. LEWIS #06275559 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 jlewis@kleinstoddard.com (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 16, 23 & 30, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS THOMAS BROWN A/K/A THOMAS L BROWN; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 91 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY 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 July 11, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on October 24, 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

dg County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 9 IN BLOCK 2 IN H. D. HUNT'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 103, ON APRIL 4, 1892, (EXCEPT THAT PART TAKEN FOR THE HIGHWAY), IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 0823-410-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1022 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $88,859.40. 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:\\service.atty-pierce.com. 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 #PA1225803 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I559108 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 9, 16 & 23, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: THOMAS J. RACINE, Petitioner, vs. TANYA M. RACINE, Respondent. 13 D 236 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU: TANYA M. RACINE The requisite Affidavit for Publication having been filed, notice is now given to you, TANYA M. RACINE, Respondent, that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed in the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois, by the Petitioner for dissolution of marriage and other relief; and this suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, unless you, TANYA M. RACINE, Respondent, file your response to the Petition, or otherwise make your appearance in this proceeding, in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, located at 133 West State Street, in Sycamore, Illinois, on or before Monday, October 21, 2013, a default may be entered against you at any time after that date, and a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage may be entered in accordance with the request of the Petitioner. Date: August 28, 2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Christine Taylor Attorney at Law 313 East State Street Sycamore, IL 60178-1513 Telephone: (815) 899-7081 Facsimile: (815) 899-7091 ctaylor.law@comcast.net (Published in the Daily Chronicle September 2, 9, 16, 2013)

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