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Altered Irongate plan gets hearing By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – City Council members are expected to consider a revamped proposal for the 1,200-unit Irongate subdivision. Over the past several weeks, the DeKalb Park District and DeKalb School District 428 have worked with the project’s developer, ShoDeen, to revise the proposal so both entities can support

it. On Monday, the City Council will review the changes and discuss the annexation agreement the project needs to move forward. “When it was before the City Council previously, the park district had indicated that they wanted to re-engage the developer and talk about some of the locations of the parks and sizes of the parks,” DeKalb’s Principal Planner Derek Hiland said. “It appears that both parties have

If you go n What: DeKalb City Council meeting n When: 6 p.m. Monday n Where: DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. been satisfied.” To make room for more parks, the proposal now includes 31 fewer housing units and two church sites instead of three on 458 acres of land

located between Bethany and Dresser roads near DeKalb High School. About 11 acres have been set aside for a possible elementary school. Park commissioners approved the latest revision with a 4-1 vote Sept. 12. “The plan they have, if it goes through, will have more parks in one area than anywhere else in the city,” Park Board President Phil Young said. “I’m excited that, if they do approve this, it’s

could. Annexation agreements require six “yes” votes to proceed. On July 22, when the council last voted directly on the issue, the vote was split, 4-4. Mayor John Rey and Aldermen Bill Finucane, Bob Snow and Ron Naylor voted in favor of the agreement. Aldermen David Jacobson, Kristen Lash, Dave Baker and Monica O’Leary voted no.

going to be really nice for the citizens.” The plan now includes the provision that no townhomes will be built until 350 single-family homes – up from 300 – have been constructed. The plan also stipulates that the townhomes may not be leased. City Council members won’t be required to take action on the proposal and its accompanying annexation agreement Monday, but they


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Firefighter paramedics Noah Millard (front) and Dave DeLille scrub the brand new fire engine Sept. 6 at DeKalb Fire Station 1.

DeKalb Fire Department adds new equipment, personnel By CHRIS BURROWS DeKALB – Don Faulhaber can’t keep the smile from his face when he thinks about his first day as a DeKalb firefighter. Lately, the 18-year veteran who started as a paramedic and moved up the ranks to fire captain and vehicle maintenance coordinator has been peppered with reminders. “When you get new guys, it makes you think about your first day and how excited you were, the nervous energy and all that stuff,” he said. “It’s infectious, and it affects everybody. You need stuff like that to prop you up once in a while.” Between welcoming and training new recruits and helping to design, prepare and put to work new equipment, Faulhaber sees a department that had been doing more with less for the past several years starting to turn around. “Baby steps,” he said. After years of budget cuts, overtime and worn equipment, the DeKalb Fire Department looks to be coming out of a rebuilding period. Renovation projects, new heavy equipment and increased staffing levels have firefighters such as Faulhaber confident that the department can meet the needs of a bustling city. “The city has invested heavily in public safety over the last few years,” Fire Chief Eric Hicks said. “They’ve done the police

WASHINGTON – Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the 3-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve – and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want. “The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want ‘Obamacare,’ ” Speaker John Boehner said as members of his rank and file cheered at a celebratory rally in the Capitol moments after the 230-189 vote. He stood at a lectern bearing a slogan that read, “#Senate must act.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it will – but not the way Boehner and his tea party-heavy Republican contingent want. Assured of enough Senate votes to keep the government open and the health care law in existence, the Nevada Democrat accused Republicans of attempting “to take an entire law hostage simply to appease the tea party anarchists.” Behind the rhetoric lay the likelihood of another in a series of complex, inside-the-Beltway brinkmanship episodes as conservative House Republicans and Obama struggle to imprint widely differing views on the U.S. government. In addition to the threat of a partial shutdown a week from Monday, administration officials say that without passage of legislation to allow more federal borrowing, the nation faces the risk of a first-ever default sometime in the second half of next month. House Republicans intend to vote to raise the nation’s debt limit next week to prevent that from happening. But they have said they will include a one-year delay in Obamacare in the measure to reinforce their determination to eradicate the program. The same bill will include provisions to reduce deficits and stay the administration’s environmental agenda as the GOP seeks gains for its own priorities. Raising the cost of Medicare for financially better-off beneficiaries is one likely provision to be added, according to numerous officials. So, too, is a ban on federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Millard (left) and DeLille load a ladder into a compartment in the back of the brand new fire engine. The new fire engine will inherit equipment from the fire engine it’s replacing. station, they’ve done the fire station addition, they’re purchasing new equipment. Those are the kinds of things that you need to operate efficient public safety.”

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Trinity Lutheran Church’s monthly all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. at 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. Donation is $7. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Northern Illinois University Lagoon, meeting at the NIU Lincoln Highway parking lot.; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@ Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club: 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The public is invited for lunch. Health and Fun Fair: 1 to 3 p.m. at Founders Park, 500 Heron Creek Drive, Sycamore. Visitors will find information about health and wellness from providers such as Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Sycamore Integrated Health, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy and other local health professionals. The Park District also will showcase its own fitness and recreation programs. Admission is free. There will be a bounce house for the kids. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St.; or contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free admission and open to all. www. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. For information, call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990;

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

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EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson third quarter – by then my youngest was asleep on my wife’s lap and they’d already fired the cannon so often we thought they might run out of charges. The next evening, the Sycamore Park District was planning a big fireworks display as part of their series of events to commemorate their 90th anniversary. We appreciated that the show would start earlier than it ordinarily would with summer at its height. This time, as soon as we stepped foot out of the minivan, the children had located some other friends, and the decision on where to sit was made easy. The event drew about 2,500 people, the show was well done, and getting out of the Sycamore Park District Sports Complex took little time thanks to the police and park district employees on hand to direct the traffic. Pretty sure I saw Sycamore Park District Superintendent of Recreation Bart Desch out directing traffic himself, wearing shorts on a chilly night, no less. What’s so unique about this? In most of the other places I’ve lived, unless we’d arranged in advance to meet people or gone there with them, we probably would have been on our own among strangers, who might have lived in the same town but who we didn’t know. That would have been fine, too – we didn’t set out to meet people we knew at either event. But having familiar company made both events more interesting. Most people don’t want to be known by everybody. But it’s always nice to be recognized by somebody once in a while, especially in a crowd. Get a flu shot: Jeez, we have one day

where the temperature drops below 50 degrees and suddenly it seems people everywhere are catching colds. Not sure where I picked up a bug, but this week has been a blur of ColdEeze, vitamin C powder, cold and flu tablets and early bedtimes. If this is any indication of what the cold and flu season to come will be like, just remember to wash your hands and buy a new bottle of antibacterial lotion. The first flu-shot clinics of the season are underway. At the DeKalb County Health Department, shots are available for $38 each Thursday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at the department’s offices at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. You also can get the flu shot from your doctor, or most local pharmacies. It’s so much less painful than fighting the flu. HuskieWire on gameday: Northern Illinois will be facing Eastern Illinois in the Huskies’ home opener at 6 p.m. Saturday, trying to extend their unbeaten streak at Huskie Stadium to 22. If you can’t make it out to the game but want a new way to follow the action, check out starting about two hours before kickoff. This season we’ve launched a new gameday site format that allows you to follow along with what other fans are saying on Twitter, see Instagram photos from around the Mid-American Conference and follow Nitz’s live blog from the game. Soon, we expect to launch a new mobile app for iPhone and Android that will make it even easier to plug in. Check out the site and let us know what you think.

• Eric Olson is the editor of the Daily Chronicle. Reach him at 815-7564841 ext. 2257, email, or follow him on Twitter @ DC_Editor.


Small-town Ohio police invite online fans By KANTELE FRANKO

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8CORRECTIONS In the boys golf Power Rankings on page B4 of Friday’s edition of the Daily Chronicle, the class of two DeKalb High School golfers was incorrect. Ben Melms is a sophomore and Jacob Cook is a junior. The Daily Chronicle regrets the error. ••• Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email,; or fax, 815-758-5059.


The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio police chief who invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town’s community festival this weekend expects at least 1,000 from near and far to show up. Brimfield Township Chief David Oliver started the department’s Facebook page more than three years ago in the hopes of reaching a few hundred people in his northeast Ohio community. But his posts mixing humor, blunt opinion, community engagement and rants against “mopes” – criminals and other ne’er-do-wells – draw an audience much larger than the approximately 10,000 residents the department serves. The department’s Facebook fans surpassed that of the Philadelphia police page this summer and trail only the much larger Boston and New York departments. Oliver said more than 1,000 signed up to visit this weekend. They hail from all over, Arkansas and Arizona to Maryland and Mississippi. Andy Marek, who is making the seven-hour drive from Interlochen, Mich., said Oliver’s character and outsized following convinced him “there’s something to that town,” and he’s eager to see it. “You can’t have a police chief like him unless you’ve got some other quality people,” the 41-year-old sales associate said. “I’m curious to see what the town’s like, and to meet Chief Oliver.” Overall, local officials expect several thousand more people than usual to come to the annual Brimfest. The only folks not welcome are the mopes, and any who risk a visit may get acquainted with several other law enforcement agencies on hand patrolling for trouble. The event started Thursday and includes fireworks, fair foods, competitive line-dancing and today’s parade

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Nice not to be just a face in the crowd This past weekend provided a good reminder of the good things about living in a small town. After I finished work for the week last Friday, the family piled into the ol’ minivan and made the short drive to Huskie Stadium to watch DeKalb and Sycamore square off in the annual Week 3 grudge match. Quick analysis interlude: There certainly appeared to be some grudges out on the field, along with a lot of scoring. Every other play in the first quarter seemed to end either with a long gain, a touchdown, or a penalty after the whistle for shenanigans that might have involved naughty words. DeKalb looks like a better team this year, and it will probably be even tougher a few weeks from now, once players have more mastery of their new offensive scheme. When Sycamore faces Kaneland in Week 8, it could be for the Northern Illinois Big 12 East Division title, and maybe more. There’s a lot of football to be played between now and then, but I’m pretty sure sportswriter Steve Nitz and sports editor Ross Jacobson already have Oct. 18 circled on the calendar. Back to the narrative: There were about 8,000 people at the stadium that night, an excellent crowd for a high school game. The concourse was awash in gold glitter and bright orange T-shirts. We came alone, but within five minutes of sitting down, we bumped into someone we knew. Rather, our children did. From there it was only a matter of time before we picked up and moved over to sit with familiar faces from our street, where the children could sit with their friends and the adults could exchange observations about the realities of parenthood and who used to have a mullet in the 1980s. (I played hockey, and you weren’t cool unless you had “hockey hair.” Never again.) We stayed through the end of the

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Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver poses by his police car on April 2 in Kent, Ohio. Oliver invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town’s annual community festival this weekend and expects at least 1,000 from near and far to show up. that Oliver has transformed this year into a tribute for veterans. More than 400 will participate, including some World War II veterans and two busloads of patients from the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. “I think that people are coming out because of the idea and because of, you know, it’s kind of an all-American thing,” Oliver told The Associated Press. Another draw will be the big, beefy chief himself and the launch of his book, “No Mopes Allowed.” The book’s proceeds go to a nonprofit foundation he and his wife created to benefit local programs and sexually abused children. It’s the latest community betterment project by the chief and his officers, who also have pitched

“no mopes” gear made by a local shop to raise more than $10,000 for school security improvements. Kelly Whelan is driving for a little more than five hours from Ashburn, Va., to attend Brimfest – and get a signed copy of Oliver’s book. Whelan, 45, made hotel reservations in April after reading Oliver’s invitation. Whelan will attend the festival in a group of six. She and a friend bought Virginia police badges and are hoping to swap them for one from Brimfield. Not everyone is a fan of Oliver’s approach, and commenters occasionally gripe that he uses work time inappropriately for Facebook or shouldn’t be discussing suspects in a public forum. But Oliver isn’t fazed by criticism or Facebook fame.

8BRIEF Illinois poised to charge $15 annual ATV fee SPRINGFIELD – It may soon become more expensive to own an ATV in Illinois. The state is in the final stages of approving a $15 annual fee for all-terrain vehicles, according to a report by Lee Enterprises newspapers’ Springfield bureau. If it’s approved, the permit would be required starting in January. Chris McCloud, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the new surcharge could bring in up to $800,000 a year. That money would be used for law enforcement and to upgrade off-road trail areas. – Wire report

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Sycamore High School biology teacher Scott Horlock (third from left) speaks to a group during a watershed tour along the Kishwaukee River on Route 64 just east of Old State Road on Thursday in Sycamore.

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Tour highlights watersheds By FELIX SARVER DeKALB – Anita Zurbrugg wants to help people understand that whether they’re using a hose to water their lawn or using chemicals to fertilize it, their actions can have an effect beyond their back yard. That’s why Zurbrugg, the program director for the DeKalb County Community Foundation, said it’s important for county residents to learn about watersheds. “If we know our watershed, we know better how what we do impacts watersheds below us,” she said. A tour of the watersheds, wetlands and stream banks in the county was given Thursday by officials with the DeKalb County Stormwater Management Planning Committee and DeKalb County Community Foundation. The tour was a collaborative effort between the community foundation, the Kishwaukee Watershed Steering Committee, and the county Soil and Water Conservation District. An area of land where all the water that runs off the sur-

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face or flows underground goes to the same place is said to be part of a watershed. There are two main watersheds in the county: the Kishwaukee River watershed in the north and the Fox River watershed in the south. The stormwater management committee has been working with the community foundation since 2009 to find ways to address flooding and stormwater issues throughout the county. The committee and community foundation are taking a “watershed-based” approach to flooding in the area. Such an approach assesses the existing conditions within a watershed and identifies problem areas. That’s different from the traditional approach, which generally follows political boundaries rather than natural ones. For example, many stormwater ordinances are based on county boundaries, said Dean Johnson, resource conservationist at the conservation district. “Well you can see that doesn’t work in this situation,” he said. “The [watershed] boundaries go well beyond

DeKalb County.” During the tour, attendees were able to see how the Sycamore Park District has helped maintain one of its nine ponds. After stopping off at a subdivision near Mount Hunger Road and Kelly Lane in Sycamore, attendees were shown the pond adjacent to the Kishwaukee River. Dan Gibble, Sycamore Park District executive director, said instead of using stormwater drains near the pond, they use rain gardens that have wetland species. A rain garden allows the water to slowly filter into the ground rather than funneling through storm sewers. “It was one of those things we took on responsibility for,” Gibble said. Attendees also were able to meet with students and faculty from Northern Illinois University and Sycamore High School who are working on gathering data on rivers in parts of the county. The research gathered by the students and faculty would be used to help look for solutions for water management issues in the county.

SHABBONA – Police are seeking information about a series of burglaries at cellphone towers throughout DeKalb County. The latest reported theft took place near the 9400 block of University Road in rural Shabbona, according to a news release. Someone reported Sept. 13 that copper wire and grounding plates had been stolen from that site. Police believe this incident may be related to four other such thefts this year in rural Kingston, DeKalb and Shabbona. Anyone with information on these crimes are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 815-8953272.

Girl Scout information night set for Monday SYCAMORE – Sycamore Girl Scouts is hosting a open registration and information night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. The event will highlight how Girl Scouts gives girls “a safe place where they can develop courage, confidence and character as they share experiences and learn to work together in developing their leadership skills,” according to a news release. It will be at the Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St. in Sycamore. For information, email sycamoregirlscouts@

NIU offers tours of Gilbert Hall today DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will host an open house today for its newly renovated residence hall. Gilbert Hall, which is on the east side of campus near the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Gilbert Drive, will be open to

the public from 2 to 5 p.m. today during NIU’s Huskie Pride Weekend, according to a news release. The residence hall was built in 1951 and closed as a residence hall in 1995. In the 18 years since, it has housed a number of offices, including the Office of Support and Advocacy and the Office of Publications. The residence hall’s 187 rooms were refurbished and reopened this fall. Each floor includes a fireplace lounge, TV lounge and two quiet lounges. The ground floor features a fitness center, a game room, laundry facility, a conference room and gathering space for students.

Sycamore to continue hydrant flushing SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants through Thursday. 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 815-8952548. Dates and locations of flushing are: Monday: North Avenue, Parker Street, Brickville Road, Woodland Trail, Easy Street and the Maple Terrace and Windfield Meadows subdivisions. Tuesday: Landahl and Townsend Woods subdivisions; Primrose and Maplewood Drive. Wednesday: Heron Creek, North Grove Crossing and Sycamore Creek subdivisions. Thursday: Bethany Road, Croatian Court, Stonehenge, Woodgate, Meadow Creek, Electric Park and the DeKalb Avenue business district. – Daily Chronicle


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Maple Park man convicted after injuring a child By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI SYCAMORE – A 43-yearold Maple Park man faces an Oct. 24 sentencing hearing after a judge convicted him of aggravated battery of a child in his care. DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert convicted Jay Trout, of the 300 block of West Elian Court, of aggravated battery, which typically is punishable with probation or up to seven years in prison, court records show. Stuckert also acquitted him of a more serious charge of aggravated battery stemming from the same incident Oct. 21, 2011. Stuckert found that the injuries the child suffered weren’t severe enough to fit the more serious charge, which is punishable with between six and 30 years in prison. Trout was convicted of hitting a then 12-year-old boy on the face and ear, causing the boy to suffer a perforated ear

drum, court records show. According to a petition for an order of protection filed by the boy’s mother, the boy told her Trout hit him in the head a couple of times for not cleaning his room. Charges of harassing a witness, violating an order of protection and attempting to communicate Jay Trout with a witness remain pending against Trout. In the middle of his trial in the aggravated battery case this year, Trout allegedly left a voicemail for a prosecution witness, court records show. He told her to call him back so they could reach an agreement on pending court matters and suggested he had an offer that she probably wanted, court records show. That case is due in court Wednesday for a status hearing.

1st distinguished alumni recognized in Sycamore DAILY CHRONICLE SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School Alumni Association leaders are recognizing three distinguished alumni today during a fundraiser. The initial inductees for the new program are: Yvonne Johnson, who has had a 58year career with Sycamore School District 427; David Juday, chairman of IDEAL Industries; and Gary Seegers, CEO of Driv-Lok, according to a news release. Johnson, of the Class of 1947, taught for two years in a one-room schoolhouse, before starting to teach at West Elementary School in 1953 and ending her career working in the Learning Center and tutoring students in 2011, according to a news release. She’s also has received a certificate of honor for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching, a Clifford Danielson Outstanding Citizen Award from the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce and an honorary doctorate from District 427. Juday, of the Class of 1962, began his career with IDEAL Industries in 1972, serving as

chairman of the board and CEO from 1984 until 1999. He also was a 10-year member of the Illinois State Board of Education and served on the District 427 board. He’s been active with the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, Kishwaukee Hospital Foundation and the Sycamore Rotary, among others. Seegers, of the Class of 1968, became CEO and majority stockholder of Driv-Lok in January 2006. He’s served on the boards of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, Northern Illinois University Executive Advisors to the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and the Rockford Civic League. The trio will be recognized today at the Sycamore Education Foundation’s Take Root fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. at the Jane Fargo Hotel in downtown Sycamore. Each inductee also will be displayed at Sycamore High School in a new display case donated by an alumnus. For more information about the Sycamore Alumni Association, see



Born: May 5, 1941, in Waterbury, Conn. Died: Sept. 19, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – James Luke, 72, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, under the care of hospice in DeKalb. He was born May 5, 1941, in Waterbury, Conn., to John J. and Mildred M. (Stewart) Luke. James was a sergeant in the U.S. army and served our country during the Vietnam conflict. James was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for many years. In 2009, James married Cynthia Tolbert in Rochelle. James is survived by his wife, Cynthia; two sons, Alan Luke of DeKalb and Walter Scott of Freeport; two daughters, Tarmencita Scott of Reno, Nev., and Tiffany (Trumaine) Henderson of Rochelle; one brother, Thomas (Helen) Luke of Sycamore; and five grandchildren, Abigale Luke, Madison Brooke Webster, Di’Quan and Di’Nayja Ishmon and T.J. Hen-

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derson; one niece and two nephews; lots of great-nieces and -nephews; plus a host of family and friends. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Crossroads Community Church, 3301 N. Illinois Route 251, Rochelle, with Doug Askew officiating. The visitation will be from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the church. There will be a luncheon immediately after the service. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. A memorial is to be established. Visit to sign the online guest book. To sign the online guest book, visit

JACK L. TAYLOR Born: July 20, 1947, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Sept. 17, 2013, in Port Richey, Fla. PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Jack L. Taylor, 66, of Port Richey, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born July 20, 1947, in DeKalb, he

married his loving wife and soulmate, Sharon Sipavich on Sept. 9, 2000. In addition to Sharon, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Shannon Schaffner Pecikonis and her husband, Jason; the apple of his eye, granddaughter, Lily; sisters, Bonnie Elliot and Susan Doherty; and brothers, Clarence Taylor and Rick Hanson. He also is survived by many dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Willard (Pete) and Ethel Taylor and George and Elizabeth Hanson; his brothers, Jerry Taylor and Petie Taylor; and sister, Shirley Thorson. Jack was a loyal and passionate Green Bay Packers fan. He also enjoyed his time on the golf course with his good friends. Jack will be remembered as an animal lover and one of the great joys in his life were his many pets; Annie, Gray and Cal will miss their “dad” dearly. Jack also will be remembered for his loyalty to his family, friends and country. A memorial service and celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a future date in DeKalb. To sign the online guest book, visit

Marshals stop Jackson Jr. auction By MICHAEL TARM The Associated Press CHICAGO – With the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen called into question, authorities pulled the plug Friday on an online auction of personal belongings forfeited by Illinois’ prison-bound former congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr. The U.S. Marshals Service began the auction earlier this week to recoup part of the $750,000 in campaign funds the former congressman and his wife illegally spent on memorabilia, furs, vacations and other personal items. But the agency announced Friday that it was canceling the entire auction “out of an abundance of caution” because of questions about the guitar, which prosecutors say the former congressman bought with campaign money for $4,000. “Because new information has come to light, we are taking additional steps to re-

view all the items,” said Kim Beal, the acting assistant director for the forfeiture division of the Marshals Service. Among the dozen other items up for auction were pictures purportedly signed by Bruce Lee and a red, furtrimmed cape. Buyers were supposed to have been able to place bids on any of the Jacksons’ former possessions until Thursday. But signs that something might be amiss came just hours after the auction started Tuesday when the signed guitar was suddenly struck from the auction list. The Marshals Service said once a review of the items is complete, it will decide whether to resume the sale of some or all of the items. The Texas-based company conducting the auction, Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc., said it was another contractor for the Marshals Service that was responsible for authenticating the items in advance. “This is out of the norm,” one the auction house’s ex-

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ecutives, Bob Sheehan, said about the suspension of the sale. He said he didn’t know who or what first raised doubts about the guitar. Bidding was heavy hours after the auction started for a framed poster dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album – and allegedly signed by the pop star himself. The highest bidder by Tuesday evening had offered $1,560 for it. Jesse Jackson Jr., the 48-year-old son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a one-time golden boy of Democratic politics, was sentence last month to a 2½-year prison term for scheming to spend campaign funds. The same judge imposed a yearlong sentence on his wife, Sandra. The Marshals Service sells property seized or forfeited in criminal cases, the proceeds of which are often kicked back into law enforcement. It currently manages more than 23,000 assets worth around $2.4 billion, the agency says.

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he hopes it will be heard during the fall veto session that begins in late October. But the measure likely faces an uphill battle in a Democrat-controlled Legislature where lawmakers already are dealing with budget shortfalls, billions in unpaid bills and a temporary income tax increase that’s scheduled to begin being rolled back in January 2015. Of the 6.25 percent tax, 5 percent goes to the state, 1 percent to municipal government and a quarter percent to county government. Sue Hofer, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Revenue, said the state’s share of the tax brought in $779 million during the fiscal year that ended in June. The portion received by municipal and county governments was about $195 million.

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Employers cut jobs War hero ‘groupies’ follow trail to Gettysburg in 20 states in Aug. By MARK SCOLFORO The Associated Press

The tepid hiring gains mean that most states still have fewer jobs than they did when the recession began in December 2007. IHS Global Insight forecasts that only 18 states will have returned to their pre-recession job levels by the end of this year. Overall, the United States still has 1.9 million fewer jobs than before the recession. Hiring has averaged just 155,000 a month since April. That’s down from an average of 205,000 in the first four months. Nevada’s payrolls rose 11,200. Still, its unemployment rate remained 9.5 percent, the highest in the nation. Louisiana added 14,000 jobs. Its unemployment rate was also unchanged, at 7 percent. Illinois had the second-highest unemployment rate at 9.2 percent. North Dakota reported the lowest rate, at 3 percent.

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Employers cut jobs in 20 states last month, suggesting modest improvement in the U.S. job market this year is not enough to benefit all areas of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that 29 states added jobs, while Montana showed no net gain or loss in August. Unemployment rates rose in 18 states, fell in 17 and were unchanged in 15. “The picture is decidedly mixed,” said Jim Diffley, chief U.S. regional economist at IHS Global Insight. “We’re still optimistic about the improvement [in hiring], but it’s been slow.” Nationally, the economy added 169,000 jobs in August, a modest gain but hardly enough to suggest a robust job market. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.

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prevent such setbacks. On Friday, residents grappling for answers decried the invasion of drugs and a lack of local leaders, a prominent rap artist said more must be done to understand the city’s youth, and a frustrated police chief again called for tougher gun laws. “We can do a lot of really good policing. ... We can reduce crime, like we’re doing, but we’re not going to have success occur as long as these guns keep flowing into our community,” police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said during a news conference. “Illegal guns, illegal guns, illegal guns drive violence,” he said as he called on lawmakers to toughen the nation’s gun laws. – Wire report

CHICAGO – Armed with an assault rifle, assailants indiscriminately sprayed a crowded Chicago park with bullets during a neighborhood basketball game. A 3-year-old boy was struck in the face, among 13 people wounded during the apparent gang shooting. Thursday night’s attack occurred just between areas police have flooded with officers, demonstrating the difficulty of trying to contain all of the city’s gang hotspots. It also reignited outrage over the toll of Chicago’s gun violence, the perpetrators’ disregard for those caught in the crossfire and the inability of even stepped-up police action to

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The autograph hounds wait ing expectantly in a hotel lobby weren’t drawn by actors, musicians or politicians, but by a few dozen men whose rare and distinguished achievements have earned them the nation’s highest military honor. Nearly half of the 79 living recipients of Medal of Honor are attending the gathering in Gettysburg, where some of its first recipients fought 150 years ago. The Medal of Honor Society annual convention gives the public an opportunity to collect the signatures of the men who have been honored by Congress for risking their lives beyond the call of duty in combat, and dozens of people waited Thursday for them to return from a luncheon at a nearby farm once owned by President

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Colorado makes rescue pet friendly By JERI CLAUSING The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. – Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe. In contrast to stories of people forced to leave their pets when New Orleans was swamped by Hurricane Katrina, the motto during one of the largest evacuations in Colorado history was “No pets left behind,” said Skye Robinson, a spokesman for the National Guard air search and rescue operations during Colorado’s floods. That’s because including pets in the rescue effort helped convince even reluctant residents to leave their homes. Officials also had more than enough space for the animals and even carried animal crates with them. More than 800 pets have been ferried to safety with their owners via helicopter,

the National Guard said. Hundreds more were rescued by ground crews. Livestock, like horses and cattle, were left behind, but a monkey was among those saved. Once safely on dry ground, Red Cross shelters had water bowls, on-site dog kennels and all the necessary supplies to ensure already stressed evacuees wouldn’t be separated from their pets. “We kind of learned after Katrina, when people wouldn’t evacuate because of their pets,” said Kathy Conner, a worker at a shelter at a YMCA in Boulder. Evacuees Jerry Grove and Dorothy Scott-Grove said they never would have abandoned their vacation cabin in Estes Park without their two golden retrievers. But they didn’t have to make that hard choice. Firefighters carried the two large dogs to safety on the same zip line used to rescue the retired Ohio couple. “They put them in a harness and one of the firefighters hooked himself to them and brought them across,” Dorothy Scott-Grove said. “We will not be separated.”

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U.S., Iran talk nicely, but nuke progress uncertain By JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Iran and the United States are making plenty of friendly gestures, but real progress is going to be harder. A notable first meeting between the two nations’ presidents suddenly seems possible next week, but without nuclear concessions the U.S. is unlikely to give Tehran what it wants: an easing of punishing sanctions that have resulted in soaring inflation and unemployment. President Barack Obama and Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, both will be in New York next week for the United Nations General Assembly. And a recent flurry of goodwill gestures has raised the prospect that they will meet face to face. Pleasantries aside, however, the U.S. and other world powers are seeking

reductions in Iran’s uranium enrichment, real-time monitoring of its nuclear facilities and scaled-back production at its underground Fordo facility. Not likely, Iran experts say. At least not yet. “I’m a bit skeptical that we’ll see those kinds of concessions this early in the game,” said Gary Samore, who until earlier this year was Obama’s top arms control adviser. The Obama administration has welcomed the election of Rouhani, a moderate cleric who achieved a stunning victory in Iran’s June presidential elections. And upbeat signals have suggested there could be talks between Obama and Rouhani on the U.N. sidelines. But U.S. officials are still skeptical of whether Rouhani’s more palatable rhetoric will be followed by actual shifts in Iran’s longstanding refusal to curb its

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency Sept. 10 in Tehran, Iran. nuclear program. The U.S. and its allies suspect Iran is trying to produce a nuclear weapon, though Tehran insists its nuclear activities are only for producing energy and for medical research. Obama has been testing the waters through an ex-

change of letters with his Iranian counterpart. U.S. officials say Obama used his correspondence to convey urgency in resolving the nuclear dispute through diplomacy before that option is cut off. Rouhani, in an interview with NBC News, said he thanked

Obama for his outreach and “expressed Iran’s viewpoint on the issues raised in his letter and some other issues.” Rouhani has made other overtures that have grabbed the Obama administration’s attention. He included Iran’s only Jewish lawmaker in his delegation to the United Nations meeting. And the Iranian government this week released a dozen prominent political prisoners, including a human rights lawyer who defended opposition activists and was imprisoned for three years. White House officials said Friday that no meetings between Obama and Rouhani are currently scheduled, but they left open the prospect of a direct exchange. “We’re always open to diplomacy if we believe it will advance our objectives,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser.

Resurfaced issue results in vote for postponing • IRONGATE Continued from page A1 A 6-2 vote at the Aug. 12 meeting authorized a postponement to Monday after the issue resurfaced. Hiland believes the only issue to be worked out is an unassigned parcel of land in the revised proposal that the city could give to the park district, school district or itself. Alternatively, that land, near the intersection of Normal and Dresser roads could be left for church development. “That’s the one thing that may get discussed [Monday].” Hiland said. “That’s the one thing that doesn’t really have a home yet.”

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• FIRE Continued from page A1 Adorned in DeKalb Fire Department livery and freshly-scrubbed chrome, a new fire engine and a new ambulance both entered service for the department last week. The $253,000 custom Alexis engine, which is housed at Station 1, was bought using a 15-year no-interest loan that the city obtained from the state. The new truck is expected to serve as a front-line vehicle for 10 years before moving to the reserves. The new American Emergency Vehicles ambulance, which makes its home at Station 3, is expected to be on the front line for five to seven years. It’s the first time since 2007 that the department has replaced one of its three fire engines and the first time since 2011 that one of six ambulances has been replaced, Hicks said. Both vehicles had been in the works for about a year, since the custom manufacturing process takes time, he said. One of the department’s

2013 custom Alexis fire engine n Cost: $253,000 n Water capacity: 750 gallons n Pump speed: 1,500 gallons a minute n Crew capacity: Four n Hose capacity: 2,000 feet n Power: 330 horsepower other ambulances, which has been in service since 2005, has racked up 75,000 miles and 6,900 operating hours just within the city limits. “It’s really nice to see, and it really helps our operation out,” Hicks said. “When you have really old vehicles with high miles, the maintenance costs are high – the down time is there.” The department also has the go-ahead from the city to increase its staffing levels by five firefighters – from 52 to 57 – which would almost bring it to pre-recession levels. In 2008, the department employed 60 firefighters, but the numbers dwindled to 51 in 2012 – and overtime went way up.

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Firefighter paramedics Noah Millard (left) and Dave DeLille prepare medical bags inside a new ambulance Sept. 6 at DeKalb Fire Station. Firefighters racked up 11,000 hours of overtime in 2012 when responses reached an all-time high of 8,521 – up from 7,675 in 2011. “I’m pleased that we have

been able to reinstate some positions, doing some additional hires to increase our ranks as well as some equipment acquisitions,” DeKalb Mayor John Rey said. “That

ensures that we’re able to provide valuable services to our community in a sustainable way.” In addition to the new equipment and new hires, a

$254,000 renovation project is underway at Fire Station 2 to increase living quarter space and add new bathrooms. Renovations at Fire Station 3, which included a new roof, took place in the spring. The last piece in the puzzle will be to replace the department’s dinosaur of a ladder truck, which has been making the rounds since 1990. While it isn’t often called and has passed yearly testing, mounting maintenance costs and harder-to-find parts are putting pressure on finding funding for a replacement, Faulhaber said. “Part of our pride is in trying to take care of that stuff, but some of the mechanical parts only last so long,” Faulhaber said. “You can polish all you want on it, but stuff still breaks down.” Rey said the city has looked into finding funding sources for the aging ladder truck, but that other communities with still older equipment still are getting more priority from the state. “Our equipment isn’t old enough, but it’s a priority,” he said.

Obama blamed a ‘faction on the far right of the Republican Party’ in remarks • BUDGET Continued from page A7 Obama, who has said repeatedly he will not negotiate over debt limit legislation, called Boehner late in the day to tell him that directly. The speaker expressed disappointment, his office said, and responded that Congress “will chart the path ahead.” The White House said Obama also called House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Obama responded in remarks before an audience at a Ford assembly plant near Kansas City, Mo. He blamed a “faction on the far right of the Republican Party” for threatening to shut down government operations or default on government debts. “They’re focused on trying to mess with me,” he told plant workers. “They’re not focused on you.”

Unlike other budget showdowns of the recent past, this one pits younger Republicans in the House against GOP veterans in the Senate, although not to the extent it does one party against the other. Republicans are united in their opposition to the health care law, which they say will force the price of coverage higher and prompt employers to reduce work hours for workers. But they disagree on how to attack it. The bill that won passage Friday was all but forced on Boehner and fellow House GOP leaders, who fear a repeat of the twin government shutdowns nearly two decades ago that inflicted serious political damage on Republicans. Caution on the part of GOP elders was overwhelmed by tea party-aligned lawmakers, who were in turn respond-

ing to the urgings of outside groups and their allies in the Senate, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah among them. The vote in the House was almost completely along party lines, and the administration threatened in advance to veto the bill if it should pass the Senate as well. Among Democrats, only Reps. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Jim Matheson of Utah supported the measure. Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell was the only Republican voting against it. The Republican rally in the Capitol afterward was unusual for its overtly political tone. “You know, many Senate Republicans have promised to leave no stone unturned fighting for this bill, and all of us here support that effort. We’re calling on Senate Democrats to do the same

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Reid and other Democrats then plan to send back to the House a bill whose sole purpose would be to prevent any interruption in government services Oct. 1. The next move would be up to Boehner and his famously fractious rank and file. Unless they decide to surrender quickly, they could respond with yet another attack on the health care law, perhaps a one-year delay in the requirement for individuals to purchase insurance. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky backs legislation to that effect, and Obama has already announced a one-year postponement in a

requirement for businesses to provide coverage to their employees. In recent years, the threat of massive interruptions in government services has waned as agencies refine their plans for possible shutdowns, but lawmakers cautioned the effects could be harmful. “Our brave men and women of our military don’t get paid; our recovering economy will take a huge hit, and our most vulnerable citizens – including the elderly and veterans who rely on critical government programs and services – could be left high and dry,” said Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.

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Working together to reduce deficits

America’s problem lies within We live in a vicious world. It took about an hour before the Russians started gloating about the Navy Yard massacre. Alexei Pushkov, chairman of a foreign affairs committee in the Russian Parliament tweeted: “A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington – a lone gunman ... nobody’s surprised anymore. A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism.” The last line off Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed from last week says there is no such thing as “American exceptionalism.” Russia remains a bad country, full of internal corruption and, in its foreign policy, is supporting the worst elements on earth. Folks like the Syrian tyrant Assad and the murderous Mullahs in Iran can expect the full cooperation of Russia – along with all the arms they can buy. Outrageous? You bet. But the sad truth is that the United States has largely lost the moral authority to call Russia out and the world knows it. Much of America’s problem lies within. We are living in a narcissistic age where millions of folks have withdrawn from life as we used to know it and fabricated a false world for themselves on the Internet.

VIEWS Bill O’Reilly Instead of experiencing life in its many natural forms, folks are now rejecting face-to-face social interaction, preferring to spend their time on machines. According to his friends, the Navy Yard killer, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, spent almost every night playing violent video games, isolating himself from reality. Then he apparently snapped. It will happen again. With its emphasis on abundance, the United States has become a target of intense jealousy all over the world. Even poor Americans have conveniences many people overseas will never have. A recent study by the Census Bureau says that most poor Americans have color TVs, air conditioners, computers, cellphones, almost every modern convenience. Poverty is a serious situation and I don’t mean to belittle it, but here in the U.S., the poor are better off than most other places on the planet, proving that democracy and capitalism do work.

But you’ll never convince the anti-American people of that. Therefore any excuse to diminish this country will be seized by them. And we the people are giving our foes tons of ammunition, so to speak. We continue to be a violent society with much of the carnage fueled by angry young men who lacked a father while growing up. The only solution to the violence problem in America is a return to traditional parental involvement. This should be encouraged by every elected official. Also, the abandonment and neglect of children by their parents should have civil consequences. I mean, who exactly is looking out for children who are ignored? The answer right now: No One! America remains a great country, a place where most people have a decent chance at a successful life if they’re honest and work hard. But we have lost our way when it comes to family matters. And the bullets prove it.

• Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.”

Thumbs up: To working together to reduce deficits. This week, DeKalb-based School District 428 announced its 2013-14 deficit had been whittled from a projected $2.7 million to about $1.5 million, thanks in part to salary concessions agreed to in a new contract with the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Union. In a contract finalized before the start of this school year, the teachers’ union agreed to a salary freeze for members this year, which saved the district about $750,000, school officials said. A 4.8 percent decrease in health insurance premiums also saved another $511,000. Although the district still must search for ways to bring its expenses in line with its revenue, it is good to see cooperation between the teachers and the school board helped to reduce the size of the district’s deficit. Thumbs up: To 50 years of making a real difference. Over the past 50 years, Opportunity House has helped countless people with disabilities and their families. The organization helps people with disabilities find housing and jobs and learn life skills so they can be as independent as possible and make their own solid contributions to the community. Their work would be much harder without the support of the community, particularly those businesses and organizations that hire Opportunity House clients as employees or volunteers. Happy 50th anniversary. Thumbs down: To those who made racist comments after Nina Davuluri, an Indian-American woman representing New York, was named Miss America this week. In the Internet age, ignorant people everywhere are empowered to spew their nonsense without ever having to summon up the guts to confront the objects of their vitriol. Some debate where beauty pageants fit in modern society, but be that as it may, there’s no excuse for attacking someone based on their ancestry, or reciting racial stereotypes. Although there are many outlets for racist voices today, it’s important that we remember that they are not the norm and that just because people today have more opportunities to dump trashy views on us, it doesn’t make them any more worthwhile or mainstream. Thumbs up: To the beginning of the high school homecoming season. DeKalb High School will host its homecoming dance tonight in keeping with the Willy Wonka theme displayed in downtown DeKalb during the parade Thursday. We applaud the teachers and parents whose extra work keeps these traditions special for high schoolers, and we encourage high schoolers to stay safe and responsible so they can make memories worth cherishing this homecoming season. Thumbs up: To the DeKalb County Health Department, which is working with local health care providers and hiring staff to help local residents navigate the insurance marketplace created through the Affordable Care Act. The insurance marketplace, also known as the Exchange, is a website that will help people and small businesses choose among many health insurance plans. The Exchange will open Oct. 1 and coverage will start Jan. 1, but thanks to a $92,000 grant, health department leaders have hired three part-time workers who will walk people through the marketplace. Change is hard, but we’re glad our local officials stand ready to help those who need it with the transition.


This simple test Republicans need to get to yes on health care can save your life By CAROLINE BAUM

NEW YORK – Last week, Republicans in the House voted for the 41st time to repeal or dismantle parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And no, the 42nd time is not going to be the charm. What exactly is the Republican endgame? Initially, it may have been about what House Speaker John Boehner calls the “optics”: allowing newly elected members to cast a symbolic vote on the law. Now, they just look like spoilers. In May, the New York Times calculated that since Republicans took power in 2011, they have devoted “no less than 15 percent of their time” on the House floor to repealing or modifying the law. Lawmakers might just as well meet biennially if this is how they are going to spend their time. The health care act is the law of the land. It survived a Supreme Court challenge. That should appeal to the libertarian wing of the Republican Party. Whether you’re a fan of Obamacare or think it’s the worst thing since socialized medicine (or that it is socialized medicine), you have to wonder what on earth the Republicans are up to. If Obamacare is so unworkable – if the inherent structure is so flawed as to increase demand for health care, reduce supply and send costs soaring – why not allow the law to be fully implemented and watch it implode? Wouldn’t that better serve their purposes? It is popular among conspiracy theorists to claim that Obamacare is a Trojan horse, a surreptitious way to introduce a single-payer system of universal health care. If

you buy that argument, it follows that you have to kill it before it morphs into something else. If you aren’t partial to tinfoil hats, a better argument would be that time is running out. On Oct. 1, the state health-insurance exchanges will open for business. (The insurance purchased doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1.) Once the subsidies start flowing in January to low- and middle-income families, the law will be very hard to reverse. As Ronald Reagan put it: “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The latest Republican gambit is an attempt to link a vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government after Sept. 30 to a rider that defunds Obamacare for a year. President Barack Obama chose to delay selective portions of the law, including the employer mandate, for a year. And Congress has already passed seven bills, which were signed into law, to repeal or delay parts of the health care act. Under the circumstances, delaying the funding for a year makes perfect sense. There is no chance of such a measure winning Senate approval. If it did, Obama would veto it. He’s already started to blame the Republicans for shutting down the government – two weeks hence. Republicans do have a plan, even though you may not have heard about it. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has introduced H.R. 2300, the Empowering Patients First Act, just as he did in the 111th and 112th Congresses. Price, a physician, says the goal of his patient-centric proposal is to ensure access to health coverage for all Americans, control costs,

solve the problems of portability and pre-existing conditions, and improve the health care delivery structure. Under Price’s plan, Americans would own their coverage, taking it with them when they change jobs. It would level the playing field by offering individuals a tax deduction, in addition to a refundable tax credit, for purchasing insurance. It would save billions of dollars by addressing lawsuit abuse, freeing doctors from practicing defensive medicine. And yes, it would repeal Obamacare. The American public needs to hear more about the alternatives, about “replace” rather than “repeal.” In addition, Republicans could emphasize the two biggest problems with today’s health care system: the fee-for-service cost structure, which encourages unnecessary procedures, and the system of employer-based coverage, a holdover from World War II. When Republicans took control of the House in 2011, the largest caucus by far was the Republican Study Committee, a conservative group committed to ideological purity. Nothing there about governing. Members seemed to delight in being called the “Party of No.” With less than two weeks to go before the insurance exchanges kick in and the federal government’s spending authority runs out, the study committee has just unveiled its own alternative to Obamacare. It’s a bit late, but maybe the “Party of No” is starting to focus on “Getting to Yes”?

• Caroline Baum, author of “Just What I Said,” is a Bloomberg View columnist.

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Men are thickheaded, stubborn and unreasonable, to say the least, when you suggest a visit to the doctor’s office. They believe they can “shake it off,” or they’ll be all better if they “rub some dirt on it” – pick your favorite macho sentiment. That kind of attitude can be deadly when it comes to a man’s health. Perhaps it’s because of masculine attitudes that Prostate Cancer Awareness Month passes as barely a blip on the public radar while Breast Cancer Awareness Month has almost everyone in the pink. The numbers are all too similar. There will be 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States this year, according to estimates compiled by the American Cancer Society, and 29,730 will die. Those are all men. Prostate cancer strikes black men at higher rates than it does white men, and black men are twice as likely to die of the disease. There will be 232,340 new cases of breast cancer among women and 2,240 cases among men – yes, breast cancer strikes men, too – and 39,620 women and 410 men will die. A further similarity between the cancers is that early detection is key. The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is 100 percent unless the disease has spread to other areas of the body. For breast cancer, it’s 98 percent. The odds that you’ll live longer have increased as new medications and procedures become available. Besides getting much more attention, breast cancer research receives twice the money that prostate cancer research does. In fiscal 2009, breast cancer research received $872 million from the federal government; prostate cancer got $390 million. But more research spending won’t do any good if men don’t go to the doctor. Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The (Freeport) Journal-Standard

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WEEK 4 PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD Genoa-Kingston..............42 Geneseo.............................0 Ottawa .............................28 Streator..............................0 Hiawatha at Westminster Rockford Lutheran ..........21 Sycamore ........................ 19 DeKalb..............................56 Kaneland..........................42 Christian, 1 p.m. today

Find late scores, stories and complete coverage of Friday’s games @ GENOA-KINGSTON 42 ROCKFORD LUTHERAN 21


G-K 2-0 in BNC East play Lopez rushes for 117 yards, 2 TDs By STEVE NITZ

Monica Maschak –

DeKalb junior running back Dre Brown outruns a pair of Ottawa defenders on the way to the end zone in the first quarter Friday night in DeKalb. Brown had 179 total yards and four touchdowns in DeKalb’s 56-28 victory.

Barbs leave no doubt Tony Tate’s 4-yard reception from quarterback Jack Sauter. Six minutes later, Brown ran 26 yards to score his first of three firsthalf touchdowns to make the score 16-0. Sauter, who rushed for 99 yards More in the first half, ran for an 11-yard touchdown. online After Ottawa (1-3) scored on a 14Be sure to check out the video highlights yard pass from quarterback Carter Krause, DeKalb junior Eriq Torrey reof Friday night’s Sycamore vs. Geneseo turned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchfootball game online at Daily-Chronicle. down to give the Barbs a 30-7 lead. com/dcpreps. From there, Brown took over, running for a 46-yard touchdown and DeKalb coach Matt Weckler said. “We catching a 15-yard screen pass from gave up some big plays again, but for- Sauter to make the score 42-14 at the tunately we played good enough to half. Ottawa didn’t go down without get a win.” The Barbs (2-2) struck right away mounting a comeback, though. The Pirates got one back on their with 9:18 left in the first quarter when Brown’s 56-yard run set up first drive of the second half, but

Brown compiles 179 yards and 4 touchdowns to get DeKalb to .500 By ANTHONY ZILIS DeKALB – For two weeks, the DeKalb football team stayed with its opponent, playing Hampshire to the final whistle and going toe-to-toe with Sycamore until the Spartans pulled away in the second half. In a 56-28 win over Ottawa on Friday night, the Barbs left nothing to chance, exploding for 42 points in the first half behind three touchdowns and 163 total yards from junior running back Dre Brown. “We kind of carried it over from Sycamore what we did offensively,”

Brown ran for his fourth touchdown of the game from 14 yards out to keep the Barbs up by four touchdowns. Ottawa answered on its next drive when Chase Hill grabbed his second touchdown reception, from 26 yards out. After the Barbs scored on their first six possessions, the Pirates stopped DeKalb with 49 seconds left in the third quarter and drove all the way to the 22-yard line on their next drive. But Rudy Lopez and Drew Paszotta broke up passes on third and fourth down, respectively. Ottawa’s comeback stalled there, and Torrey’s 2-yard touchdown with 4:07 left made the score 56-28. “I like where we are,” Weckler said. “Offensively, we did a very nice job. We improved, and that’s all we can do with a program like ours.”

ROCKFORD – With the exception of a few minutes at the end of the first half, it was all Genoa-Kingston on Friday night. The G-K football team jumped out to a three-score lead, and withstood a Rockford Christian charge before halftime, taking over in the second half of a 42-21 win. The Cogs improve to 2-2 and 2-0 in the Big Northern Conference East with the victory, while the Royal Lions fall to 0-4 and 0-2 in the conference. Sal Lopez was the Cogs’ workhorse on the ground, running for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler L’Hullier had 76 yards on the ground, including a 41-yard score. “We’re trying to find ways to get more and more kids the ball in different situations,” G-K coach Travis Frederick said. “The O-line kept it up for the most part and a lot of kids had some nice plays.” The Cogs jumped out to a 20-0 lead, thanks to two touchdowns from Jesse Bade and another from Lopez, and for a while in the first half it looked like G-K would just own the night. Rockford Christian got on the board with a Lucheo Tombini 4-yard score with 1:22 left in the second quarter, and got added momentum when Bade fumbled the ball on the Cogs’ ensuing possession. The Royal Lions took advantage of the G-K turnover, with Kalab Polky catching a 35-yard touchdown from Nolan Gazouski. G-K wouldn’t let the Rockford Christian momentum last into the second half, however, as the Cogs got a 10-yard touchdown run from Bade and a 6-yard scamper from Lopez. L’Hullier’s run put the game away. One negative for the Cogs were the 115 penalty yards they racked up. “Penalties were just [monsterous] tonight,” Frederick said. “The game doesn’t always get called the way you want it. You’ve just got to deal with it.”


1st down Friday night with the DC Preps Twitter feed 8:21 p.m.: Sycamore goes into the half with a 13-0 lead over Geneseo.

2nd & 3rd down The view from Sycamore Sycamore 19 Geneseo 0

8:40 p.m.: #Dekalb 36, Ottawa 7. An @Dre_ BrownXXXIII 46 run TD this time. 319 left in Q2

8:58 p.m.:

4th down Friday night’s stars OFFENSE: Dre Brown, junior, running back, DeKalb Brown had 179 total yards and four touchdowns in DeKalb’s 56-28 win over Ottawa on Friday night in DeKalb.

Sycamore’s Riley Hurley goes in for the TD on 4th down. Spartans lead 19-0 in the 3rd


9:04 p.m.:

Connor Bankson, senior, lineman, Genoa-Kingston

A Lopez 6-yd TD run just about puts this away. Cogs lead RC 34-14 with 7:59 left in the game. Lopez has 103 rushing yards.

Bankson had a tackle for loss and was in on a sack in the Cogs’ 42-21 Big Northern Conference East victory at Rockford Christian.

9:24 p.m.: G-K taking kneel downs. Will go on to win and improve to 2-2, 2-0 BNC East

9:25 p.m.: Dekalb 49, Ottawa 21. @Dre_ BrownXXXIII 14 run TD. 4th of night...I think.

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LEFT: Sycamore’s Ben Niemann (left) celebrates his touchdown reception with teammate Jake Swick in the second quarter of the Spartans’ 19-0 victory over Geneseo on Friday night in Sycamore. RIGHT: Sycamore’s Jack Dargis (34), Brett Weaver (right) and Brandon Nelson (bottom) combine for a tackle of Geneseo running back Brandon Mizlo in the first quarter. Story on Page B3

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Knights continue without Balluff By JAKE POWERS

Sycamore running back Dion Hooker covers the ball with both hands while being wrapped up by a pair of Geneseo defenders in the first quarter of the Spartans’ 19-0 victory Friday night in Sycamore. Rob Winner –


Spartans’ defense dominant in win By LUKE SRODULSKI SYCAMORE – Geneseo was two yards away from a touchdown in the fourth quarter, trying to make the final push when the ball was popped loose and picked up by Sycamore senior Josh Hunt. No matter how close Geneseo (3-1) came to scoring, Hunt and the Spartans (4-0) wouldn’t allow it. Their stellar defensive performance culminated in a 19-0 victory at home. Senior receiver Ben Niemann racked up 112 receiving yards and a touchdown, and senior running back Riley Hurley had 89 rushing yards and a score. But it was the defensive performance that truly stood out. “I thought our kids played with much more energy tonight defensively,” Sycamore coach Joe Ryan said. “We felt like we didn’t play well defensively last

Video highlights Be sure to check out the video highlights of Friday night’s Sycamore vs. Geneseo football game online at dcpreps. week (against DeKalb), and we really put a challenge to them.” His players responded by holding the Maple Leafs, ranked third in The Associated Press’ Class 4A poll, to 128 total yards. Geneseo running backs Rayce Singbush and Ryan Webster, dominant through the first three games of the season, combined for zero yards on the ground. Junior running back Dion Hooker opened the scoring for Sycamore late in the first quarter with a 6-yard rush. Niemann, who had a rocky start

by fumbling on the first drive, responded with a 21-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. The second half saw a consistent running attack from the Spartans while the defense continued to dominate. After Hooker left with an injury, Hurley took over running back duties and went in for a 3-yard score. Other than Geneseo running back Brandon Mizlo’s 96 yards, the next highest rushing total for Geneseo was three yards. A team that had put up more than 30 points in each of its first three games had no answer for the Spartans’ defense. Even for Sycamore, ranked No. fourth in The Associated Press’ Class 5A poll, this win was a major one. “We beat a pretty good team tonight,” Ryan said. “No one’s come close to them, and for us to shut them out and do the things that we wanted to do, that’s a big win.”

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland football team was able to overcome the loss of one of the main cogs of its offensive machine Friday night, trouncing winless Streator, 42-0, and showcasing their depth in the process. It was confirmed late Thursday that team captain and feature running back Jesse Balluff tore his ACL in the game against Sterling last week, ending his season and leaving the Knights short a key leader. Despite an emotional week of practice, Kaneland (4-0) was able to rally around the adversity and use it as motivation in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover. “It was a real emotional thing because Jesse’s such a big

part of the team,” coach Tom Fedderly said. “It was the first time in three years that the kid hasn’t come out and played with us.” Senior quarterback and fellow captain Drew David echoed Fedderly’s outlook in the evaluation of the loss of his teammate. “For all the seniors and even the juniors, we’ve been playing together for so long and he’s been such a big part of the team, we knew we had no choice but to rally around him,” David said. “We had to rally around. Everyone just stepped up and made big plays.” Big plays were the mantra for David against a Streator defense that looked overmatched by a Kaneland attack that combined a speedy perimeter game with a solid offensive front. David was involved on every score the Knights had, throwing for

five touchdowns and scampering for a 16-yard rushing touchdown. Senior receiver Josh Pruett was on the receiving end of three of David’s TD passes, including the first score of the game on a lunging catch in which Pruett had to use adept footwork to keep his feet in bounds. “He looked good to me,” Fedderly said of the 6-foot-3 Pruett. “He’s a big track kid. He’s got some speed.” The Kaneland defense did not allow any scoring behind the high-energy performance of Gary Koehring, whose sideline-to-sideline play kept Streator in check. Linebacker Cole Carlson added a key interception in the second quarter inside the Knights’ 30-yard line to put an end to a steady drive led by Streator quarterback Caleb Spears.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) and defensive end Michael Johnson in the second half Monday in Cincinnati.

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Bears’ rushing offense vs. Pittsburgh has allowed 239 rushing yards yards per carry. While Matt Forte ran well again running up the gut goes against the Steelers’ inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Pittsburg middle on 12 plays and gets a slight advantage. Edge: Steele

Bears will fight to bring down Steelers quarterback BEARS INSIDER Kevin Fishbain Somehow, Ben Roethlisberger has made a living of being a man among boys, when the “boys” are giant defensive linemen. The Steelers quarterback sheds pass rushers as if he’s greased up in oil, extends the play, and then makes defenses pay. For a Bears defense that needs to get its pass rush humming, simply getting to Big Ben won’t be enough. They need to find a way to bring him down. “If you get a chance to get him down, you’ve got to wrap up,” said middle linebacker D.J. Williams, who has played Roethlisberger five times in his career. “He’s such a big guy, you can’t just hit him and knock him down.” Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker knows Roethlisberger well. He spent four seasons with the Browns, including one as defensive coordinator. “You have to take it up a notch with him. It takes a well-coordinated pass rush all the time to be able to get it done with him. It’s not just one guy,” Tucker said. “You need great pocket collapse, you need great edge rush and level pass rush. “It has to be a relentless effort and a great level of awareness in your rush, but without hesitation.” Tucker said the Bears’ video department put tape together of Roethlisberger’s ability to evade tacklers and make big plays throughout his career. “You sit there at night and watch the tape and say ‘wow, they had him, oh no, they don’t have him [and] he throws the ball 60 yards down the field for a touchdown.’ … He’s a difference-maker-type player,” Tucker said. Stephen Paea won’t change his tackling technique – he’ll go straight for Big Ben’s arms. “For me, when I tackle guys like that, I wrap them in the arms because he can’t throw the ball,” Paea said. “He can’t do anything. He knows when you wrap him in the arms, you’re trying to hit the ball, he just has to fall down, or else the second guy will

Bears’ passing offense vs. Dick LeBeau’s unit should make things difficul attack early on. Crowd noise and 3-4 zone fensive line. The Steelers have allowed only still haven’t seen the passing game put togethe Bears at a disadvantage against a veteran Edge: Steele

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pumps his fist after throwing a one-yard touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half Monday in Cincinnati. come and try to hit the ball out.” Pittsburgh’s offensive line is far from its strength, especially without center Maurkice Pouncey, so the Bears will have their opportunities. Through two games, the Steelers have allowed seven sacks and 12 quarterback hits. “He’s a huge guy. He’s probably about my size. The biggest thing is you’ve got to grab around him, just hold on to him and do anything you can,” said Bears defensive end Corey Wootton, who at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, is an inch taller and about 30 pounds heavier than Roethlisberger. “You can see sometimes when people have him wrapped up clearly in a sack and he gets out of it, it’s a strength that he has.” The Steelers are 0-2 with the league’s 31st-ranked offense, but you wouldn’t know it by the way the Bears’ brass talked up Roethlisberger and his elusiveness. “There are a lot of faster quarterbacks

in the league, but I don’t know that there’s been one any better over the last decade at extending plays under the chaos of a pass rush better than Ben Roethlisberger has done it,” Marc Trestman said, “and made bigger plays than he has over his career.” For Week 2, the term used around Halas Hall was “population tackle” to bring down Adrian Peterson. For Week 3, a team effort also is necessary to neutralize the opponent’s star player. And when a Bear gets to Big Ben, he can look to the team’s namesake for a tackling strategy. “The biggest thing is kind of bear hug him, almost,” Wootton said, “just to get his hands so he [won’t] be able to brush you off.” • Kevin Fishbain covers the Bears for

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Insider A closer look at the prep cross country scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... ADAM MILLBURG Sycamore, junior Millburg finished 16th in the Peoria First to the Finish Invite last weekend, right behind senior Mark Stice, and is one of the reasons Sycamore is ranked No. 15 in Class 2A.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Sycamore, DeKalb at Kaneland Eddington Invite, 9 a.m. today at Elburn Woods After battling it out in Peoria last week, all three area boys teams will run together again in Elburn. Kaneland’s girls team was in Wauconda last weekend, so the Knights will host Sycamore and DeKalb at their home course.

POWER RANKINGS (BOYS) 1. Mark Stice, sr., Sycamore 2. Adam Millburg, jr., Sycamore 3. Kyle Carter, sr., Kaneland 4. Nathaniel Kucera, sr., Kaneland 5. Ryan Bower, sr., Kaneland 6. Luis Acosta, sr., Kaneland 7. Isaac Hietanen, sr., DeKalb 8. Kendryck Rand, sr., Sycamore 9. Paul Fielder, jr., DeKalb 10. Jordan Peterson, sr., Sycamore

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Peoria invite big success for Spartans By ROSS JACOBSON Last weekend’s Peoria First to the Finish Invite went about as smooth as it could for the Sycamore boys team, coach Mike Lambdin said. “We went there to get experience on the state course and practice our routine,” Lambdin said. “We wanted to finish in the top 10, and we were able to achieve all three of them.”

Sycamore finished ninth as a team and was paced by senior Mark Stice (13th) and junior Adam Millburg (16th). The duo gives the Spartans a good 1-2 punch as only three of the invite’s 52 teams featured a faster pair of top two runners. Although Millburg is a year younger, Lambdin said he’s been able to follow Stice’s path and it’s made both of them better runners. “[Millburg’s] progression has been very comparable to Mark’s.

If you look at Adam’s freshman times, sophomore times, they are right there about where Mark’s were,” Lambdin said. “The two of them have a very similar work ethic. Both of them will get out there and log their miles whether it’s the heat of summer or frigid in winter.”

More finish-line trouble DeKalb’s Kelsey Schrader just can’t escape race drama. Luckily, this time she wasn’t involved.

In the girls Class 2A race at the Peoria First to the Finish Invite last weekend, Schrader finished fourth, but the action came in front of her. In a battle for first place, Riverside-Brookfield’s Malin Struck pulled away in the final stretches from Woodstock’s Maura Beattie. Yet Struck made a wrong turn in the last 400 meters, allowing Beattie to win. Struck finished third, just ahead of Schrader, who had made a wrong turn herself while leading a race a week before.

Soccer-cross country crossover tradition continues Sycamore boys cross country coach Mike Lambdin said he thinks it all started with Tony Trott in 2000. About 13 years ago, Trott was the first Sycamore boys athlete to try running cross country and play soccer in the same fall season. Tony’s younger brother, Brad, followed in his footsteps, and a tradition was born. Since the Trott brothers started the two-sport pattern, many Sycamore athletes have followed their path. “The earlier guys that did it had some success, both on the soccer field and on the cross country course,” said Lambdin, who estimates four or five athletes will try it each year. “Because of that, the athletes began to realize, ‘Hey, this is possible to do this.’ ” This year six cross country runners are particpating in both sports: Kendryck Rand, Adam

VIEWS Ross Jacobson Millburg, Tanner Yohe, Alex Handel, Ryan Guss and freshman Eric Gilmore. It’s something Lambdin said couldn’t be done without the cooperation of soccer coach Dave Lichamer. “Dave has been great in working with the cross country team to make this happen,” Lambdin said. “I’m not sure how thrilled other coaches would be to share some of their best athletes, but Dave has always been very supportive.” Lichamer and Lambdin constantly look at the schedules and monitor their athletes. This weekend, the dual-sport athletes will play in a soccer tournament and forego the cross country invitational at Kaneland.

More than the conflicts between soccer matches and cross country meets, the group often misses crucial practices, many of them essential to retain their running endurance and improve their times as the season progresses. To make up the missed workouts, some of them will come in during the mornings each week and do hard interval runs. This weekend, a group of them will complete their weekly long run after playing their soccer matches today. Lambdin and Lichamer always are careful in watching their workouts, making sure not to overtrain and run the risk of injury or fatigue. They count on the athletes to be their own coaches at times and change their personal workouts if needed, based on how their legs feel. “It’s a lot of management in terms of time, rest, the boys have to eat right,” Lambdin said. “I

think initially everyone was concerned about the stress it would cause. We had a couple guys step up and handle it. That put a lot of people’s minds at ease and gave other boys the confidence to try it.” Sycamore won a state cross country championship in 2007 and took second in the boys soccer state tournament in 2004. The success of the dual-sport athletes might have even inspired others to try a different path. Eric Aurand, a runner on the sophomore team, also is playing golf this year. Hopefully, he’s not running from tee to green. The success of the soccer-cross country crossover might have even inspired a new pattern.

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Quest for Nicklaus record is over ATLANTA – Tiger Woods had a clean palette to work with in the Tour Championship. Teeing off ahead of everyone else Friday, an empty course in front of him, he produced a work that symbolized what he’s become on the golf course. Part masterpiece. Part color-by-numbers. When Woods walked blankly off the 18th green at East Lake – worn out and looking older than his rapidly approaching 38th birthday – it never has been clearer. Jack Nicklaus’ record is safe. There’s no way Woods is going to win four more majors, which would tie the Golden Bear’s mark of 18 titles, much less the five he needs to have it all to himself. One or two? Sure. Four or five? Not a chance. “Just ran out of gas,” Woods said glumly. “I’m tired.” No doubt, he still is one of the world’s best players. Heck, he’s ranked No. 1 in the world and has won five times this year, more than twice as many victories as anyone else. But, quick, name any of them. Woods, you see, still can win on those courses where he always has been successful. Otherwise, we’re watching a slow, unstoppable slide that probably was accelerated by his shenanigans off the course a few years ago. Time didn’t stand still for Nicklaus. Or Arnold Palmer. Or Ben Hogan. It won’t for Woods, either. The guy who seemingly made every big putt in his prime no longer can rely on that facet of his game with impunity, the surest sign of a golfer in the throes of middle age. There also is a body that

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get it up the hill. Instead, the ball stopped a few inches shy of the short grass. Incredibly, after taking four swings and five strokes, Woods had yet to reach the green. He wound up with a triple bogey. Woods had one more hole to go, but he was all done. He shot 71 and was 14 shots behind leader Henrik Stenson. “It’s just been a long, long grind,” Woods would say a few minutes later. About the same time Woods’ round was falling apart, NickAP photo laus was over in Charleston, Tiger Woods hits from from the second tee during the second round S.C., for the opening of a pizza of the Tour Championship on Friday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. restaurant. He’s an investor in the place with his son, Gary. An errant drive on the 14th As always, the Bear was asked VIEWS struck a tree left of the fairway, about Woods’ major drought, and he passed on a chance to Paul which dates to the 14th of his punch it back in the fairway – Newberry titles at the 2008 U.S. Open. which likely would’ve ensured “If you look at it realistino worse than a bogey. Instead, cally, Tiger’s probably got he turned to his left, eyeing keeps breaking down, someanother 10 years of top golf,” an opening in the trees, and thing that all aging athletes Nicklaus said. “That’s 40 matried to cut it in a greenside must face, but seems to be jors. Can he win five of them? bunker. He wound up next to affecting Woods earlier than I think he probably will.” the port-a-potties and took a most – perhaps because he That’s been his standard double-bogey 6. started so young. He already reply. More relevant is the He could’ve bounced back has had four surgeries. quickly – the par-5 15th is sec- record book. Once, the mere sight of Hogan is the only player to ond-easiest hole on the course Woods’ name on the leaderwin five majors after his 38th – but his second shot plopped board would cause his rivals to shakes in their spikes. Now, in a bunker left of the green, a birthday – the number Woods sloppy sand wedge left him 18 needs for the record. Nicklaus he’s just another guy they and Old Tom Morris after the feet short of the cup, and two think they can beat – tougher putts resulted in a par that felt only others to win as many as than most, perhaps, but no four after the age that Woods longer a snappily dressed ver- more like a bogey. An atrocious chip from just will turn on Dec. 30. Also sion of “The Terminator.” consider: Gene Sarazen is the off the 16th green led to an Woods started the Tour only player to win as many actual bogey, but was a mere Championship with a birdie-less round of 73, leaving him warm-up for the mess that fol- as four more majors after a next-to-last in the elite 30-player lowed on No. 17. With his legs major-less streak as long as Woods’. field. He had the gallery roaring feeling like rubber, Woods No matter what Nicklaus Friday when he strung together yanked his tee shot into the might say for public consumpwater lining the entire left four birdies in a stretch of six tion, he can rest easy. side of the fairway. After holes, pushing him to 5-under His record is safe. taking a stroke penalty and par for the round and 2-under a drop in one of the member for the tournament. • Paul Newberry is a tee boxes, he left his next shot “It’s never over with that national writer for The Asguy,” one fan shouted optimis- about 88 yards short of the sociated Press. Write to him flag. A hideous wedge came tically. at or on up far short of the green, and That Tiger is gone, probahe switched to the putter to bly forever. Twitter @pnewberry1963.


Waltrip tries to keep Truex after scandal By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. – Stripped of his Chase spot, then his sponsorship, Martin Truex Jr. now is in a hasty scramble to find a ride. He his little time to piece together a deal and few options. “There’s not a whole lot out there,” Truex said Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But if he can find a funded ride out there, owner Michael Waltrip is willing to let Truex walk. With NAPA out of the picture, Truex could decide to bolt Michael Waltrip Racing as part of the aftershock of the Richmond scandal that saw him booted out of the Chase. NAPA’s multimillion-dollar sponsorship defection from MWR at the end of the year is just the latest fallout from the team’s attempt to manipulate a race to get Truex into NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NAPA is Truex’s primary sponsor and in the first year of a three-year extension announced last August. The deal ran through the 2015 season and is believed to be worth at least $15 million a year. With only nine races left this season, Waltrip asked Truex for more time to strike a deal for 2014 funding. “If he came to me tomorrow and said, ‘I got a deal to go do something,’ then obviously I would not hold him back,” Waltrip said. “I owe him a lot for his loyalty and his passion for our team. I wouldn’t hold him back from doing something he wanted to do, but I’d like him to hang around so

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Driver Martin Truex Jr. talks with a member of his crew Friday during practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. we can attract a sponsor and keep him in our cars.” Truex, who qualified fifth for Sunday’s race, would like to stay at MWR. He doesn’t know if NAPA would follow him to another team. “I’d always hoped that I’d be at Michael Waltrip Racing for a long, long time,” Truex said. “That really hasn’t changed. But it’s a lot more confusing at the moment.” MWR also was fined $300,000, general manager Ty Norris was suspended indefinitely and all three crew chiefs for its drivers were placed on probation for the rest of the year. NASCAR penalties levied against teams for working outside the rule book are as much a part of the sport as checkered flags and 200 mph speeds. A major sponsor defection, however, is the type of stunning move that could scare teams into playing it straight and eliminate late-race shenanigans.

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By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press ATLANTA – Henrik Stenson broke another club Friday – this time by accident. And it didn’t matter. Playing with only 13 clubs in the bag after his 4-wood broke on the practice range, Stenson made three birdies on the opening four holes at East Lake to quickly seize control and shot 4-under-par 66 to build a four-shot lead over Adam Scott in the Tour Championship. For all his birdies, the best move he made all week was deciding to put the 4-wood in his locker instead of carrying it with him. Stenson Henrik Stenson heard a funny sound after hitting five shots on the range, showed it to Steve Stricker and realized the face caved in. A TV viewer who heard about the incident called the PGA Tour to see if the Swede had kept it in his bag, and officials checked with Stenson after his round. If he had left it in the bag without using it, Stenson would have been assessed a four-shot penalty – the margin of his lead. If he had used the club, he would have been disqualified. Stenson had no intention of using it, and sending it to his locker saved him. He wasn’t sure it was a violation to carry a nonconforming club, nor did he know the penalties. “You asked me how well I knew the rules the other day. I gave myself 7 out of 10, didn’t I?” he said. “I guess this was in the other 30 percent then. ... Good thing that we put it in the locker before we teed off.”

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CHICAGO – First Kevin Gregg lost it on the mound. Then he vented his frustrations to the media. That might have earned him his walking papers. Gregg (2-5) took the loss after allowing four runs in the ninth as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cubs, 9-5, on Friday. After the game, Gregg unloaded to the media about his dissatisfaction over apparently losing his closer’s role to reliever Pedro Strop. “With what I’ve done this year and the things I’ve accomplished, for an organization to come out and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to go in another direction,’ ” an unusually heated Gregg said. “A little professional courtesy would’ve been nice.” After Cubs president Theo Epstein was made aware of

Gregg’s comments, he talked to Gregg and then the media to clarify what turned out to be a bit of a miscommunication between Gregg and manager Dale Sveum. “Apparently, Kevin misunderstood Dale and thought he’d had his job permanently taken away from him,” Epstein said. “Despite getting the ball in the closer’s role the past couple days, he apparently had some choice words. Upon hearing that I called him up to Dale’s office to tell him how disappointed I was in him.” After getting some clarity from Epstein, a calmer Gregg spoke to the media once again. “They want to get a look at Pedro, but they’re not going to take anything from me either,” Gregg said. “They wanted to kind of work together to know what the future holds for this organization

with him and myself. Which I’m OK with, I like that idea.” Gregg said he understood Epstein being angry about the situation, because at first, he was angry as well. Epstein’s dissatisfaction could have consequences. “I think it took him a couple minutes to understand that he’d misunderstood Dale and he ultimately apologized to me and Dale,” Epstein said. “I told him that I’d sleep on it and decide if we had any disciplinary action.” Tigers 12, White Sox 5: At Detroit, Max Scherzer became baseball’s first 20-game winner, pitching through bad weather for six innings to help Detroit to a 12-5 victory over the Sox. Scherzer (20-3) was making his fifth attempt at win No. 20. Torii Hunter had four hits for Detroit.

Dodgers make big splash in Arizona celebration All About EYES ® Party draws ire from D’backs Sen. McCain By BOB BAUM The Associated Press PHOENIX – How dare the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in “our” swimming pool? That was the general sentiment of indignation after Adrian Gonzalez and 20 or so other Dodgers left the champagne-soaked visitors’ clubhouse and jumped into the iconic Chase Field pool in jubilation after clinching the NL West title in Phoenix. The Dodgers insist they meant no disrespect, but that pool in the right-field corner of Chase Field is as close to a landmark as the ballpark has. Arizona utility infielder Willie Bloomquist and Sen. John McCain are among those who took to Twitter to decry

the Dodgers for a perceived lack of respect. “Congrats to Dodgers for winning the west – they earned it on the field,” Bloomquist wrote. “I just wasn’t raised to boast in your opponent’s face.” McCain had a bit more vitriol, perhaps the common vernacular of politics in Washington these days. “No-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!” McCain decried. Feel free to imagine the responses that one generated. There is, of course, plenty of history here. The most obvious was that June 11 incident at Dodger Stadium, when Arizona righthander Ian Kennedy grazed Yasiel Puig in the face with a pitch, then plunked Zack Greinke in his recently injured left shoulder. And the result? All heck broke loose. The bigtime brawl resulted in eight suspensions by Major League Baseball, the longest a 10-game

ban for Kennedy, who later was traded to San Diego. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Dodgers took off on their amazing run from worst to first about that same time. There also was that early season game in Arizona when fans in so-called “special” seats right behind the backstop were told to change out of their Dodgers apparel or move. And there’s the general backdrop of the not-so-freespending Diamondbacks trying to keep up with the seemingly unlimited cash of the new Dodgers ownership. “This game knows no names,” warned Arizona outfielder Adam Eaton, also via Twitter. “What goes around comes around.” Perhaps Dan Bickley, Arizona Republic columnist and local radio host, had the best idea: The Diamondbacks should hold a ceremony to empty and cleanse the pool of this evil, maybe even call in actor Bill Murray in a HazMat suit a la “Caddyshack.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Jason Rodman installs a wall display that he designed and photographed in a bedroom in San Francisco. Customers can previsualize their wall online, then order the paper grid template, push pegs and photos from Family, vacation and personal interest pictures are some of the themes that can use to create a photographic salon wall. n Seattle mom Sara Schrader photographed all of her sons’ team hats and included some action shots to create a collage wall showcasing the boys’ baseball careers. n Tortoise shells are shown as wall art in this photo provided by ILevel Inc. New York designer David Kassel’s team has sourced collections of vintage plates, exotic tortoise shells and vintage medicine bottles as the basis for a salon wall. n Plates are shown as wall art in this photo provided by ILevel Inc. Objets d’art, photos of travels and family, or items that reflect family member’s personal passions are all good subject matter for a salon wall that includes framed and/or shelved items. n This undated publicity photo provided by CollegeWall Inc. shows a collagewall display designed and photographed by Jason Rodman in a bedroom in San Francisco. n Vintage medicine bottles are shown as wall art. – AP photos

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hose beautiful summer vacation photos are in a cardboard box. Somewhere. The souvenirs you picked up on that overseas trip years ago are jumbled in a drawer. Your collection of (fill in the blank) is in the kitchen cupboard. Why not showcase these personal treasures and create great art at the same time? One clever way to do it is to mount shelves or frames on a wall and fill them with whatever pleases you. Decorators call it a salon wall, and it has origins in 17th century Paris, when the Royal Academy held exhibitions, or “salons,” to showcase student work. Their art would be mounted in a closely knit configuration.

A visually balanced arrangement is what you’re Sconces are a wonderful way to display bottles, vases, after, says New York interior designer Elaine Griffin. rocks or any three dimensional objects. You can “It’s the eclecticism – photos with found objects, choose from simple contemporary wall wedges or for example – that makes it beautiful and stylish,” she more traditional options like carved, gold-leaf sconcsays. “Every element should speak to you or tell you a es,” Kassel says. If you want to turn your wall into a photo gallery, story.” To create a salon wall, plan carefully. Lay out the ar- hanging the pictures without frames creates a clean look that lets the pictures pop, says Jeff Southard, a rangement on the floor first, and then transfer it from spokesman for, which helps clients the floor to the wall, piece by piece. “Start at the center of the composition and work create photo walls. Avoid hanging several versions of your way outward, a little bit in each dithe same picture, he says; instead, use a rection, left, right, up, down,” Griffin says. Online variety of close-ups, action shots, etc. Spacing doesn’t need to be the same “Given the choice between a perfect around all objects, but it can look betbland photo and a flawed, energetic one, ter when it’s equal around an individual go for the lively one,” Southard says. “Don’t be afraid to exhibit your paselement. Use a geometric shape – square, sion. Cars, kids, architecture – even good circle, triangle or diamond – as a loose food. When guests come over, you can talk basis for your arrangement. about something you love.” Create an axis in the center of the wall, San Francisco photographer Jason a focal point from which all the elements Rodman, for example, mounted a series of black-andradiate, Griffin advises. Laying the idea out on a white images of the city on his wall. In Seattle, Sara template – a piece of art paper on which you draw the Shrader’s pride in her two baseball-loving sons led shapes – will help consolidate the finished look. her to take photos of their various team caps over the “It’s nice if you have the entire collection for a wall ready to hang at once, but you don’t have to – you can years. She created a collage wall that included pictures install as you collect,” Griffin says. of the boys in action. David Kassel, a collage artist in New York City, A company like provides templates creates salon walls for designers like Bunny Williams, for rectangular and stairway displays, and sends a kit Jamie Drake and Jeffrey Bilhuber. Through his comthat includes wood frames and acid-free mats. You just pany, ILevel, he’ll put up anything a client gives him, drop in your photos. but also offers his own collections: exotic turtle shells, Kassel says such displays should continue to evolve. vintage medicine bottles, colorful plates, even a framed “Families grow, important events continue to happen, collections change over time,” he says. “A great set of 1940s Rorschach ink blots. “For small objects you can use shadow boxes. salon wall is never finished.”


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99 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 4WD, #2416A.................................... $2,900 4 07 CHEVROLET COLORADO REG CAB 2WD, #3051A.................... $7,500 4 08 RAM 1500 MEGA CAB 4WD SLT, #2608A ............................ $20,970 4 08 CHEVY COLORADO LT W/1LT, #1828B .................................. $9,200 4 10 FORD F-150 SUPERCREW 4X4 S, #2480B............................ $23,990 4 10 CHEVY AVALANCHE LS 4WD, #2708A.................................. $26,890 11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500, #3208A .............................. $24,7904 08 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, #3284A ...................................... $26,8904 09 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 WT, #2322A................................. $15,8904 01 FORD RANGER REG CAB 4X2, #2371C .................................. $3,8004



01 DODGE DURANGO 4DR 4WD, #2853Q .................................. $3,700 4 04 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, #1812C ............................................ $7,890 4 07 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER, #2852A ............................................ $10,470 4 08 MERCURY MARINER, #2920A ............................................. $11,990 4 08 SATURN VUE XR, #3035A................................................... $12,590 4 09 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT, #3123B............................................. $12,790 4 10 DODGE NITRO SXT, #3215A................................................ $17,690 4 12 CHEVY TRAVERSE LT, #3089P ............................................. $24,999 4 11 NISSAN MURANO SL, #2682A ............................................ $27,890 4 12 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LIMITED, #2612A ............................. $32,990 4 13 CHEVY TAHOE 4WD 1500 LTZ, #2993A ............................... $46,999


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3BR, 1BA, appl, C/A, basement, W/D hook-up, $975/mo + 1st, last sec, no smkg. 815-901-1295 DeKalb. 3BR, 1BA. 403 Wood St. $850/mo. Quiet, super-safe for nature lovers, great area, fenced in park-like setting, huge trees. Eat-in kitchen, W/D, garage. Pets & Sect 8 OK. Utils+dep. Oct 1-Nov 1 move-in. 815-739-3740

Genoa 3 + Bedroom Ranch Stove, refrig, W/D, fireplace. Rustic look, 1st , last sec, $975/mo Near GMS 815-762-3240

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

LELAND 3 BEDROOM 2 BED/2 BATH DUPLEX FOR RENT 2bed / 2bath plus den, washer/dryer, dishwasher, garage. $875 Pets OK. Avail now. Casey 630-631-8200 Cortland. 2BR. Clean. All appls, 1.5BA, A/C. Laundry hook-up. 2 story. Incl appls. 1 car garage. $775/mo. 630-556-3330 DeKalb, 2 Br, 1.5 Ba, Gar., C/A, Bsmt. With W/D hookup, Close to park & schools, Lve. msg. $825/m 1st/last & sec.815-758-8564

2 bath, garage, $925/mo + sec + ref. 815-495-3511 Malta Near Kish College/NIU 3BR, NEW 1.5 baths, kit, furnace, hrdwd flrs, garage 24x32, no pets/ smoke, $1175. 815-762-4730 Maple Park: 2 or 3 BR in country. $1100 mo. No pets. Remodeled, 2 1/2 car garage, includes soft water, lawn mowing & snow removal. 1st/last/sec. 815-895-9224.


DeKalb. Nice 2BR Ranch w/full basement. Location! $850+utils. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 Dekalb: Knolls, 1200 sq ft ranch, 3BR, 2BA, new paint & floors, all appl., C/A, bsmnt, lndry hookup, 2 car attchd gar No pets/smoke $1000/mo. 815-464-8646 Rochelle 3BR, 1BA, 2.5 Car Gar. Fenced back yard, part fin bsmt, W/D hook-up, C/A, $775/mo. + dep. No pets. 815-751-6419

Clare - 2BR 1.5 BA Ranch w/2 car att. gar. Nestled in the woods, FP, propane heat w/CA, 3/4 bsmt. Off of a gravel road. Clare PO, Kirkland School Dist. Appl. supp. Util not incl. Asking $1200/mo. + dep. Serious inquires only. 815-522-3548.

CORTLAND 3 BEDROOM 2 full bath, appl, full bsmt, fenced back yard, 2 car gar, $1200/mo. Available 10/15. 815-761-6663 DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Smoking, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591 DeKalb 1BR, Quiet established neighborhood. 611 N. 5th. New kitchen w/ dishwasher, main floor W/D, front porch. 1-car garage. $625/mo. 815-895-6357

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Available Now. Quiet, residential area, walk to downtown. Appl incl. 815-758-6580 DeKalb 2BR, Den, Family Room with fireplace, D/W, garage with work shop. Bsmt. $995, no pets/smoke. 815-762-4730

DEKALB 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Utility room w/W/D, C/A, gas stove & refrig. Off St. parking for 2, water & sewer incl, near NIU. $950/mo. 630-638-0664 DeKalb 3 BR, large kitchen. Stove, Fridge, DW, AC. Fenced Yard. Garage. 815-758-0079 DEKALB 3-4 Bedroom Ranch Style, basement, garage, all appliances, NO Smoking, No Pets, $1200. 815-758-0591


Spartan y, Sy garding the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park Mitigation Project. DeKalb County, with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), through funding provided by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, hereby gives notice to the public of a public information meeting to provide basic information regarding the implementation of the DeKalb County Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park Flood Hazard Mitigation Project. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, especially those residing in Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park. For questions regarding the project please contact the DeKalb County Planning, Zoning and Building Department, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 21, 2013.)


SANDWICH 1-2 BEDROOM Garage, $675/mo + utilities + dep + lease. No pets/smoking. 815-786-2513 Sycamore. 3BR, 1BA. Off street parking. All appls, W/D. No pets or smoking. $1100/mo. 815-761-0744

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:


Available immediately. Utilities included, $95/wk. 630-650-1180

DeKalb (3) BR's Avail, Near NIU $375/ea/mo + 1st/last/sec + util. W/D, cable and Internet. 630-926-1174 ~ 630-527-9188

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

Ottawa 150 Sq Ft Office Space And up to 2000 sq ft office with parking. All utilities paid. $300/mo and up. 815-786-5393


A public hearing before the Planning Commission at the Village of Maple Park will be held on October 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at 302 Willow Street to consider the following application: Application No. 2013-001 of the property located at 402 South Street, Maple Park, Illinois, to rezone 2.208 acres pursuant to Section 11-11-3 of the Maple Park Municipal Code to permit rezoning from R-1, Residential, to L-1, Limited Industrial. Petitioners desire to expand the business operating on adjacent property to be used for shop and office. The above application is open to inspection at the Maple Park Village Office, 302 Willow Street, Maple Park, Illinois. Persons wishing to appear at such hearing may do so in person or by attorney or other representative. Communications in writing in relation thereto may be file with the Village Clerk, or such hearing. Elizabeth E. Peerboom, Village Clerk Village of Maple Park (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DeKalb County, IL Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park Flood Hazard Mitigation Project DeKalb County will hold a public information meeting on October 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Sycamore High School Auditorium, 555 Spartan Way, Sycamore, IL re-

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PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on September 13, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as AQUARIUM OVERLOAD located at 544 N. Charles St., Cortland, IL. Dated September 13, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on September 18, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as INNER HARMONY located at 407 W. State St., Suite 2, DeKalb, IL 60115. Dated September 18, 2013 /s/ John Acardo DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 21, 28 & October 5, 2013.) Breaking News available 24/7 at




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FAMILY TIME | Teaching kids to be responsible pet owners

Tip of the week While it may feel like your children will never stop asking for a pet, there are a number of positive reasons for bringing one into your home. In addition to the love and companionship a pet brings, having one can be a great way to teach children accountability. At first glance, children may not see the work involved in pet ownership. But teaching children interactive ways to care for their new-found friend can evoke a sense of pride and responsibil-

ity that is hard to find in other daily activities. Here are some tips to make these lessons fun and easy for kids. Teach animal needs: Pets need many of the same things humans need, like food, water and shelter. Break it down for kids to understand that in order to keep their new friend healthy, they need to help provide these needs, and that certain rules must be followed. Make cleaning a routine: A healthy, clean environment is a must for pets of all shapes and sizes. Divide responsibilities and enlist each child with different duties, such as making sure food and water bowl areas, cages and litter boxes are maintained and clean. Create a fun feeding chart: Just like breakfast or after-school snacks, animals also need nourishment throughout the day. Develop a pet feeding schedule with your children so they understand the importance of specific times for feeding. A weekly chart on the wall is a fun way to keep track of the meals. Simply decorate a dry erase board and make sure you have plenty of animal stickers and brightly colored markers on hand. Give them attention: Pets require plenty of attention. From daily affec-

tion to regular exercise, setting aside time to play and interact with your pet should not be forgotten. Make a special pet spot: Just like their owners, pets love to have their own special area to relax. Let the kids pick out the accessories for their new friend – be it a hot pink puppy bed or coastal-inspired sea decor for the bottom of the fish bowl. If your friend is feline, remember they require a special litter area. Making sure this area is maintained with the proper products is an important way to keep your cat happy. Practice pet ownership: If your family doesn’t own a pet yet consider practicing pet ownership. Ask neighbors or family if you can pet-sit for a weekend. With your child in charge of taking care of the animal, they’ll see firsthand whether they are up to the task. You also will be able to gauge if it is a proper decision for you as a family. Following these tips can ensure pets are getting the best care possible, also while teaching kids key life skills. Your kids will enjoy proving they are responsible, dependable members of the family. – Family Features/Arm & Hammer


Family movie night “One Direction: This Is Us” Rated: PG Length: 92 minutes Synopsis: A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry’s meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the “X-Factor,” to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Violence/scary rating: 2 Sexual-content rating: 2 Profanity rating: 2 Drugs/alcohol rating: 2 Family Time rating: 2. The One Direction fan in your house will be begging to see this, and it’s appropriate for youngsters. (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “The Year of Billy Miller,” by Kevin Henkes Ages: 8 and older Pages: 240 Synopsis: When Billy Miller has a mishap at the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of summer vacation,

he ends up with a big lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on your head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to be a more grown up and responsible member of the family and a help to his busy working mom and stay-athome dad. Newbery Honor author and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-outloud-funny school and family story that features a diorama homework assignment, a school poetry slam, cancelled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white art by the author, this is a perfect short novel for the early elementary grades. – Greenwillow Books

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John and Rachel Kramer of Genoa announce the birth of a son, Wesley Paul Kramer, born Aug. 13, 2013, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was welcomed by William, 2. Grandparents are Timothy and Wilma Whiting of Kingston and Paul and Nancy Kramer of Sycamore. Great-grandparents are Barney and Josephine Kramer of St. Charles and Marguerite Tjessem of Burwell, Neb.

Jason Gehringer and Jamie O’Brien of Genoa announce the birth of a son, Deegan James Raymond Gehringer, born Sept. 9, 2013, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Frances O’Brien of Johnsburg and Raymond and Janice Gehringer of Sycamore. Great-grandparents are Josephine Leonard of Peoria, Ariz., and Chuck and Darlene Leonard of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rachel Poole and Dylan Taylor of Cary, N.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Lyla Grace Poole, born June 11, 2013, at Rex Hospital in Cary. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Ron and Belinda Grimm of DeKalb, Duane and Wendy Taylor of Willow Spring, N.C., and Joyce Willner of Cary. Great-grandparents are Floyd Bocklund of Rochelle and Clyde A. Taylor of DeKalb.

8IN UNIFORM Pinne graduates from basic training 50th anniversary Jerry and Annette (Schram) Johns of Sycamore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7 at the beautiful, historic Ellwood-Nehring house in DeKalb. More than 120 family members and friends joined the festive event held exactly 50 years from the day they were married at the lakefront home of Annette’s parents in Pontiac, Mich. The celebration was planned by their daughter, Beth Johns of Seattle, Wash., and featured a slide show of their lives together. Catered by the Hillside with floral arrangements by Glidden’s, guests also enjoyed a five-tier wedding cake that was replicated by Fran Clucas from old photographs and topped with the original bride and groom figurines.

Army Pvt. Kolby B. Pinne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical

warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. Pinne is the son of John Fugate of Genoa and is a 2010 graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School.

8PRAIRIE FLOWERS Overwhelmed by act of kindness Because many of the couple’s relatives were able to attend, the occasion also served as a great family reunion.


80th birthday

Edward and Mary Larson of Shabbona announce the engagement of their daughter, Ann, to Justin Horack, son of Kevin and Deborah Horack of Watertown, Wis. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in agriculture business and works as a business development coordinator at Charleston|Orwig, an agricultural reputation management and integrated marketing firm. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in civil engineering and works for the engineering firm, CGC Inc. Larson is the granddaughter of Mary and the late Paul Nolan and Robert and Janet Larson, all of Shabbona. The wedding will be held at St. Bernard’s Parish in Watertown, Wis. The ceremony is planned for April 2014.

Ken M. Brown of DeKalb will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house, hosted by his daughter, Connie C. Brown, on Sept. 29. The open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Ken was born on Sept. 27, 1933, in Greeneville, Tenn. He is the widower of Cordia V. Brown. Ken worked for Nehring Electrical Works for 20 years and retired from DeKalb High School after 31 years of service. In retirement, Ken enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs baseball games. Family, friends and co-workers are invited to help Ken celebrate. Please omit gifts, but cards are welcome.

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To the Editor: Living in a small town has again shown me how loving and compassionate friends can be. My son passed away unexpectedly in August 2012. I found out, then, just how many friends he had. Before James died, he had planned to remodel and extend our front porch. His friends came to me and told me they were going to finish what my son had started. This is such a huge act of kindness, that I am overwhelmed. I hope my son in heaven knows what love these friends are showing for him. I want to thank all of you who helped and a special thank-you to the person that got this all started and to the gentleman who donated the lumber.

I would also like to thank the Clinton Township Library for allowing my daughter to place a bench there in memory of her brother. God bless you all! Velma Nix Waterman

Thanks for making Sandwich Fair a success To the Editor: All of us at Fox Valley Older Adult Services would like to thank the many hard-working and kind-hearted groups and individuals who made this year’s Sandwich Fair such a rousing success for us. First of all we would like to thank Larry Dannewitz and the Sandwich Fair Association Board of Directors for provid-

ing the “Meet Me at the Fair” program that was enjoyed by so many seniors and for providing security for the many people crossing Suydam Road from our parking lot. A large number of dedicated volunteers managed and staffed Grannie’s Eatery, our craft booth, the FVOAS parking lot each day – far too many to name individually. We appreciate the many hours of hard work that were volunteered to support the many programs and services that we provide so seniors in DeKalb, LaSalle, Bureau, Kendall and Kane counties can continue to live independent, active lives. Cindy Worsley Executive director, Fox Valley Older Adult Services

Library collection Sisters Rachel and Emily Akers are displaying their collections in the Sycamore Public Library youth department display case this month. Rachel (left) brought her collection of dogs, and Emily brought her Littlest Pet Shop collection. Provided photo


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Winter gardening can be a fun experience By BARBARA LINDHOLM


DeKalb County Master Gardener The end of September can often be a sad time for gardeners as we look ahead to closing up our gardens for the season. As night temperatures cool, we realize that many of our beautiful annuals will need to be destroyed. Why not rescue them and bring some of your favorites inside for colorful winter indoor displays? Many of the tropical plants that were featured in last month’s article can be successfully nurtured inside over the winter. Tropical hibiscus should be brought in when night temperatures reach 45 degrees. Indoors they prefer a warm, brightly lit, south-facing window. Well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist will enhance your chances of keeping your hibiscus in good health. Bromeliads that have been successfully growing outside in this summer’s heat and humidity can be brought indoors. They are easy to grow and provide great color in both their flowers and their foliage. Small members of the sedum family such as kalanchoe will survive if brought in and given the correct inside environment. You will need to replant sedums in cactus soil, water only when dry and provide 6 hours of good light for them to thrive. Orchids are a great tropical plant to enjoy. If you already have allowed your orchids to be outside to prosper in our Midwest summer climate, it will be time to bring them in when night temperatures are 50 degrees. Once inside they will do well with an eastern or western exposure. Fertilize orchids with a 30-10-10 or 2010-10 in a 1/4 strength solution once a week. Coleus has been a popular indoor plant for many years. If your outside coleus plants are small, they can be replanted in pots in a good potting soil. Plants that are too large to bring in can still come indoors in the form of cuttings. These cuttings should have the top 4 to 6 inches of growth removed as well as any extra lower leaves. Coleus cuttings can

Water indoor plants as needed. To determine if a plant needs water, test the soil with your finger or better yet, use a moisture probe. (Moisture probes are available at a reasonable price at garden supply stores.)

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ABOVE: A container of impatiens can be brought inside for winter. BELOW: Overgrown coleus can come inside as cuttings.

Remember the plants are free, and they will allow you to extend your gardening season. Flowers and herbs right in the house can make winter gardening a fun activity.

• The Master Gardeners are available to answer questions at the University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County office. Call 815-7588194 or email DeKalb_mg@

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be placed in water for three weeks or until substantial roots appear. At this time, they can be planted and carefully tended. Misting and location in a sunny window will help them develop. Other annuals that are good to bring inside as either complete plants or cuttings include begonias, impatiens, ‘Diamond Frost’ euphorbia, pentas and geraniums. An interesting concept for displaying these recent arrivals to the inside of your house is to construct or purchase an indoor windowbox. These planters can be made of wood, plastic, terra cotta or metal. Individual pots of plants with their own drainage system can be grouped according to their desired exposure. For

example, impatiens, begonias and coleus have similar needs and could share the same windowbox. In their individual pots, they are easily changed out if needed. The windowbox is then placed on a table next to the window with the proper exposure for that group of plants. Winter herb gardens allow the gardener to have their favorite herbs fresh indoors. If plants are coming in from outdoors, it is recommended to cut the herbs back to a smaller size before planting. Herb plants prefer a sunny, south or west filtered window location. General plant care for indoor plants centers around proper watering and fertilization.

Oct. 5 is Popcorn Surge Day Every September and October, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Crews throughout northern Illinois sell popcorn to raise funds to help support their programs. With these funds Packs, Troops and Crews can help their members have the opportunity to camp and buy supplies. This year, residents can expect to see lots of Scouts throughout DeKalb County on Oct. 5 as they go door-

Absorbing polymers can be added to plants with high water requirements. Fertilize indoor plants only when they are actively growing. A 10-10-10 general fertilizer works well. It is important to remember to check all plants coming indoors to be sure that they have no disease or pest problems. Why not experiment with bringing in a few of your favorite plants this winter?

to-door for DeKalb’s first Popcorn Surge Day. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. participating scouts will be taking orders for various popcorn products – from annual favorites such as cheddar cheese flavored popcorn and microwavable corn to some new products, such as bacon ranch popcorn and jalapeno flavored popcorn. At 3 p.m. there will be a celebration at Sycamore United Methodist Church.

Questions about this event can be directed to either Anna Kurtzman, Kishwaukee District Popcorn Kernel, at 630-816-5420 or Zach Knoch, Kishwaukee District Executive, at 630-297-5948.


September 21 Nash Car History Day Sycamore History Museum Sycamore The Sycamore History Museum will host a first-time event for Nash car enthusiasts, featuring guest speakers, a trip to Cortland, where Nash Motors had its beginnings, and a cruise through Culver’s. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with speakers starting at 1 p.m. organizes everything you need for affordable weekend September 21 fun! With our money saving Downtown DeKalb Fiesta vouchers and extensive Van Bauer Plaza, DeKalb events calendar you can This annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage always find something to month will feature a performance by do on Planit! Conexion’s Mexican ballet dancers, Rayitos del


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SHS Class of 1953 reunion

Jacob Marx of DeKalb becomes Eagle Scout Jacob Marx recently received the Eagle Award, the highest award the Boy Scouts of America presents, as a member of Boy Scout Troop 33 in DeKalb. A 2013 graduate of DeKalb High School, he is the son of David and Dawn Marx. His journey in scouting began as a Tiger Cub in Pack 131 sponsored by the DeKalb Christian Church, where he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts. In 2006, he joined Boy Scout Troop 33 sponsored by the First Lutheran Church. He enjoyed summer camp many years at Camp Lowden, where he earned many of his 35 merit badges and participated in swimming, canoeing, rifle shooting, archery, handicrafts, nature study and climbing. He traveled to disaster relief projects which included Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, and more recently Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York. He also helped deliver memorial gifts to the city of Newtown, Conn., after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Other adventures took him underwater to become a NAUI-certified scuba diver, some exciting winter challenges included dog sledding and snowshoeing along Lake Superior. He enjoyed canoeing in the rugged wilderness beauty of Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota and celebrated the 100th anniversary of Scouting at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia, which was attended by more than 50,000 Scouts and leaders. His Jamboree leadership included Patrol Leader and Hometown Correspondent for the Daily Chronicle. His Eagle service project benefitted Feed’em Soup in DeKalb, a nonprofit organization that provides food and clothing to people in need. His project centered on making a children’s area called Lexi’s Corner, created

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The Sycamore High School Class of 1953 celebrated its 60th class reunion on Aug. 24. A pre-get-together was held Aug. 23 at Cabana Charley’s. On Aug. 24, a total of 40 attendees, including 26 classmates, gathered at MVP Sports for socializing, sharing memories and family news. Classmates attending included: (front row, from left) Jerry Benson, Dick Tedford, Jim Lee, Harold Powell, (second row) Ruth Peplow Scott, Mary Lu Roberts Benson, Don Stroberg, Dick Hagen, Carol Johnston Keneway, (third row) Lillian Lungstrom Spitzberger, Barb Mundy Nordin, Sue Haley McDowell, Dee Carlson Nowlen, Lois Evans Tallitsch, Jane Ann Evans Joyner, Jean Lungstrom Sullivan, Marilyn Saathoff Quinn, Marlene Buettell Peterson, (fourth row) John Jordan, Joe Schmitt, Lowell Evans, Pete Hodge, Glenn Middleton, Don Elliott, John Bergeson and Paul Skelly.

Jacob Marx in memory of Lexi Weber, a core member of Feed’em Soup, who died in a traffic accident in February 2011. The area was transformed from a table with crayons and coloring books, into an experience that inspires kids to learn. With help from the community, he collected more than 2,000 items including shelves, tables, chairs, art supplies, science supplies, games, toys and books. A donated rocking chair for the reading area was painted in Lexi’s memory. Lexi’s Corner provides a fun and educational program for children. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society, and has provided leadership in many positions including Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He is now a freshman attending Monmouth College.

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8BRIEFS Pancakes and planes at the Hinckley Airport This weekend promises great aviation excitement at the Hinckley Airport. The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. “EAA Chapters are the local aviation families throughout the nation,” Rose Ellen May of EAA Chapter 241 said in a news release. “We welcome anyone who sees something special every time an airplane flies overhead and wants to meet others who share that enthusiasm for the unique experience of flight. “The Hinckley airport is special to us as it is a turf runway and we attract many classic aircraft to the fly-in,” she said in the release. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and eggs cooked to order. Cost is $6. All proceeds benefit chapter programs including Young Eagle rallies, where kids fly free, and the annual scholarship to a local high school senior. EAA has 1,000 local chapters around the world, with activities from monthly meetings and airport open houses, to fly-ins and pancake breakfasts that share aviation with the community. Most EAA Chapter members are pilots, but non-flying aviation enthusiasts are always welcome. EAA Chapter 241 meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport corporate hangars. Everyone with an aviation interest, pilots and non-pilots alike, are invited to attend. For more information, visit

Bowl a Strike for Seniors supports senior programs Teams will join in a fun and friendly fundraiser on Oct. 20, for programs and services that benefit area seniors. Bowl A Strike for Seniors will be held at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb and at bowling alleys in Sandwich and Plano. All proceeds from the event will support Fox Valley Older Adult Services, which offers programs and services to seniors in DeKalb, La Salle, Kendall and Kane counties. FVOAS offers classes and activities, meals and transportation, and in-home

services, and operates adult day care sites in Sandwich, DeKalb and Aurora. Members of each bowling team will receive one free game of bowling, shoes included, and a commemorative thank-you gift. The top fundraiser also will receive a special gift. For information or to register a team, call Dee Leffler at 815786-9404.

Space available at Pumpkin Fest craft fair Sycamore Music Boosters still has vendor craft booths available at the Autumn Craft & Treasures Market during the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 26 and 27. For more information or to reserve a booth, call Amy Cuthbert at 815-899-0401. For more information about the Sycamore Music Boosters, visit www.sycamoremusicboosters. com.

Northern Rehab stability class holds next session Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists added an additional day and time for its Strength and Stability class. This class focuses on balance activities to improve balance, flexibility, strength, prevent falls, enhance energy levels, increase confidence of performing daily activities and more. Participants can expect to have an interactive and fun workout experience. Strength and Stability is offered at two different locations with various class times. The Main Clinic, 3266 Resource Parkway in DeKalb, offers three different meeting times. The newly added class meets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Additional classes are held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday or 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The Genoa Clinic, at 540 E. Main St., meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Strength and Stability classes run for five weeks and include


10 sessions. Sessions repeat every five weeks with the opportunity to renew enrollment each session. The next session begins the week of Sept. 23. The cost is $50 for 10 sessions. Register with a friend and both participants will receive a 10 percent discount. Space is limited; contact or stop in at either the DeKalb or Genoa office to inquire about availability and to register. More information can be found at www.northernrehabpt. com or by calling 815-756-8524.

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Sammy Parson of DeKalb has entered one head of Junior Market Steer in the Beef division of the 40th annual North American International Livestock Exposition. The NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than 26,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 9 through 22, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Purebred farms from nearly every state and Canada bring livestock to compete in out of 10 expo divisions: dairy cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, beef cattle, cowboy mounted shooting, quarter horses, draft horses, sheep, swine and llamas and alpacas. More than 200,000 American and international visitors attend the hundreds of individual breed shows, sales and events. In addition to the recognition and prize money that comes with winning at the NAILE, the value of the champion breeding stock is significantly enhanced. The NAILE is produced by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Fair Board. It is held at the Commonwealth’s giant Kentucky Exposition Center, which features more than 1,200,000-squarefeet of climate-controlled exhibition space.

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Spa trends: Farm to facial and guys welcome By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK – The farm-to-table movement has become farm to facial for some in the spa industry, with more locations offering fresh herbs and flowers from their own gardens for treatments. And guys are being treated to pampering tweaked just for them as the number of men turning up at spas increases, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the International Spa Association. Overall, the industry has made gains in revenue, visits and locations, according to the survey, released at the spa group’s Aug. 16 trade show. A look at what’s new and interesting in the spa industry:

Plants and flowers Spas have long made use of local ingredients. Now, some are clipping and crushing Mother Nature’s booty right from the ground. The Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire’s White Mountains allows guests to stroll the grounds and choose their own plants as part of the full body, 75-minute “Herbal Garden Treatment” for $175. “As you’re walking through the garden your therapist is talking about the herbs and what the benefits are so you can really customize it to your needs,” said Jaime MacKillop, spa supervisor at that Omni Hotels & Resorts location in Bretton Woods. Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis., has about two acres under cultivation, said the general manager, Lola Roeh. The latest treatment offering, for $390, is 150-minute “Trilogy of Linden” using honey and blossoms from the indigenous trees for facials, a body mask and a massage. “For centuries, linden has been used for calming and relaxation,” she said. Travaasa Austin in Texas has a working farm from which to pluck spa ingredients.

The men The spa association has tracked male guests for about 10 years, said Lynne McNees, the group’s president. Their ranks had been steady,

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A man receives a Trilogy of Linden treatment from Brooke Hess, with the Aspira Spa at the Osthoff Resort, in Elkhart Lake, Wis., during the International Spa Association event in New York on Aug. 15. The 150-minute treatment uses honey and blossoms from the indigenous trees for facials, a body mask and a massage.

Alexandra Ciasulli (left) and Robin Rappaport give a Sugar Foot Scrub spa treatment in the Massage Envy Spa booth at the International Spa Association event in New York on Aug. 15. Massage Envy, a membership-based spa in about 900 locations, offers “Sugar Foot Therapy” as a popular $10 add-on to massages.

between 30 and 33 percent, but rose last year to 47 percent, according to the latest survey. “A lot of that has to do with spas being much more open and catering to men, changing the services menu a little bit, changing the fragrance that they’re using of essential oils, changing what magazines are in the men’s relaxation areas,” McNees said. “Spas have become much more men-friendly.” Travaasa Austin has a separate men’s spa treatment menu and a ruggedly decorated, wood-paneled treatment room exclusively for the guys. There’s a 50-minute “Gentleman’s Clarifying Facial” for $125 using sandalwood, lemon and bitter orange to exfoliate and boost the spirits. Travaasa’s “What Ales You” package for men, at two hours and $265, includes an energy boosting, 80-minute massage followed by peppermint foot care and an organic Texas ale – for drinking – at the end. In Hawaii, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea offers the “Alpha Male,” a 50-minute facial for $175 with green tea and green algae options.

Sweet & sour Pleasing purple, in treatment ingredients and as a background color

to calm the mind, remains hugely popular, but citrus and a hit of sweet are also turning up this season. Massage Envy, a membership-based spa in about 900 locations, including high-end strip malls, offers “Sugar Foot Therapy” as a popular $10 add-on to massages. CG Funk, a company vice president, extolled the hydrating properties of sugar for hardworking feet. “We look at feet as probably the most abused and stressed-out part of the human body,” she said. Foot scrubs with matching finishing butters include pink grapefruit, mango and tangerine, and lemon and sage. On Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort this year introduced the “Mayan Royal Massage.” Brightly colored shawls traditionally used for carrying babies are wrapped around limbs and torso for a gentle stretch treatment preceded by a lemon massage, said the spa manager, Leticia Fernandez de la Tejera. “The lemons are cold so they absorb all of the bad energy that you have stuck in your body, so you can revitalize,” she said. The full experience lasts 80 min-

utes and costs $198 in U.S. dollars and includes a tea pairing and use of rain sticks and finger cymbals to enhance rain forest relaxation. Kohler Waters Spa, with locations in Burr Ridge, Ill., St. Andrews, Scotland, and Kohler, Wis., introduced the “Citrus Reviver” in June. The 50-minute treatment costs $130 and includes lime exfoliating, a clementine moisturizer and a grapefruit scalp massage.

up on your intentions. If you’re nervous and frustrated he’s going to mirror that.” Sound highfalutin? Hop on one of the resort’s Fender Blenders instead. It’s a stationary bicycle that powers a juicer attached at the handlebars. Pick your own ingredients and have at it.

By the numbers The International Spa Association’s survey of more than 1,400 spas of all types in the U.S. showed a 4.7 percent increase in revenue last year at $14 billion. That’s up from $13.4 billion in 2011. Spa visits in the same time period were up 2.8 percent, to 160 million from 156 million. Locations were up slightly, to 19,960 from 19,850. Revenue per visit went to $87 from $86 the year before. The International Spa Association’s survey of 1,000 destination and day spas in the U.S. showed a 4.7 percent increase in revenue last year at $14 billion.” Total employees rose by 1.2 percent to 343,600 in May from 339,400 in May 2012. Part-time workers increased 13.2 percent, to 145,400, while full-time employees declined by 7.2 percent, to 151,300.

Animal friends Along with flora and fresh produce for spa treatments and culinary experiences at resorts are farm encounters with animal friends. Keith Moon, the head cowboy and agriculture overseer at Travaasa Austin, and his staff teach chicken-keeping at the coop that supplies the resort’s restaurant with eggs. There’s also a two-hour horse encounter free with a spa day pass. Moon and his cowboy team use horses to help guests learn more about themselves. “You don’t ride the horse. It’s about how your interactions with the animal can tell you about your nonverbal communication and body language,” he said. “The horse picks

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By SUE MANNING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out. A foster home is a place where pets get a chance to heal or come of age or learn how to be social. It leaves room at the shelter for another dog or cat. Fostering is hard work and takes time, patience and dedication, but knowing you are raising and training a pet for someone else can be equal parts gratification and heartbreak. Beth Stern, spokeswoman for the North Shore Animal League America, has fostered several litters of cats. She says she can tell you what each one likes to eat, where they like to be rubbed and their favorite toys. She house trains them and keeps meticulous records for adopters. She and husband, talk show host and “America’s Got Talent” judge Howard Stern, had planned to take just one litter. “My husband and I had a ball. He named every one of them, photographed them and started talking about them on his radio show,” Stern said. She shared photos and stories about them on Facebook and Twitter and on North Shore’s website. Adoption applications started arriving at North Shore in bunches. When the day came for the new owners to be notified, and the kittens returned to the shelter to be spayed and neutered, Stern said it “was one of the hardest days of my life.” “I was crying like a baby,” she said. While she said goodbye to six kittens, she ultimately said hello to 10 new ones. The applications keep on coming so Stern said she plans to keep on fostering. And while she and her husband already have four adult cats, she said they’ll probably adopt another one – a blind cat at the shelter who will likely be hard to place. And on Super Bowl Sunday, Stern will promote more cat adoptions on Hallmark Channel’s “Kitten Bowl.” The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals makes more than 1,000 foster placements a year, said Gail Buchwald, the ASPCA’s senior vice president of adoptions. Fosters are an indispensable component for shelters, but there’s a lot of turnover, she said, because of so-called foster failures – people who fall in love with their foster pets and adopt them. When a foster becomes an adopter, no one minds, Buchwald said, but it does leave shel-

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Radio talk show host Howard Stern and his wife Beth Stern are pictured at a 2011 screening in New York. Beth Stern, chairwoman for the North Shore Animal League America foster program, has fostered several litters of cats. ters on a constant lookout for new fosters. There is no question that saying goodbye is the most difficult part of fostering, she said, and this list might help encourage people who are considering it: • Remember you are saving lives. Without foster homes, more animals will have to be euthanized. • Remember the goal – to help foster pets find loving, forever homes. • Learn to celebrate successful adoptions. • Don’t feel guilty. Animals are resilient and adaptable. • Start or join a foster support network. • Take a break so you don’t burn out. • Cherish the memories. There is no nationwide data on fosters, but most shelters, even open admission or kill shelters, have some kind of program, and those programs can mean the difference between life and death for animals at the highest risk. Kittens are the most euthanized animals at the city’s shelters in Los Angeles, said Candi Crawford, the outreach manager for Best Friends Animal Society, whose no-kill shelter in Los Angeles has between 100 and 200 kittens in foster care most of the time. Kittens and puppies under 8-weeks-old are incredibly vulnerable at regular shelters, Crawford said, because they are too young to be sterilized or adopted, there’s no staff to feed them or space to house them and they’re susceptible to illness. At the kitten nursery at Best Friend’s shelter, there are over 100 being bottle-fed 24 hours a day by volunteers. “Our goal this year is to save 2,000 kittens from the city’s six shelters,” Crawford said. “We are at 1,400 now. We couldn’t do that without fosters. They are hands-down saving lives.”

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8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Expect the unexpected regarding financial, legal and medical issues in the year ahead. Rely on your experience and the resources that have worked in the past to reach your goals. Don’t be concerned with what others do when it’s the results that count. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You may feel eager for change, but make sure you can afford to step outside your budget comfortably. Ask for sound advice if you have doubts. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – A passive approach to dealing with others will give you the upper hand. Personal information is best kept a secret until you are positive of the outcome. Accept the inevitable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Question your motives before you make a move – you don’t want to insult someone or damage your reputation. Solutions can be found in the most unusual ways. Work as a team player. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Head toward adventure by taking part in activities and making new acquaintances. Put a little energy behind what you do and plan to socialize with the people who offer the most excitement. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You may need a break today. Steer clear of anyone putting pressure on you or trying to disrupt your personal life with innuendoes. Focus on the people and pastimes that please you the most. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Size up your situation and consider the changes required to support your goals and desires. Follow your intuition, and you will tap into a good source of revenue or inspiration. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’re in a good cycle to work on improving your life and work. Branch out when it comes to your social life. Romance could be in the cards if you’re open to it. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Changing your direction or saying one thing and doing another will be frowned upon. Make sure you can follow through before you promise or commit to something or someone. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Project love, kindness and generosity, and you will overcome any obstacle you face. Adapting to a situation as it unfolds will show versatility and leadership ability. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Speak up and voice your opinion. If you want credit or recognition, you need to increase your participation and step up your leadership. Action will be required on your part. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Put more into your daily care. Refresh your look or treat yourself to something that will help you relax or add to your personal assets. Don’t feel guilty; you deserve the best. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Take note of what others do and say. You don’t want to get in the middle of an incident that could disrupt your personal life. Protect your reputation while being mindful of the needs of others.


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Husband’s nonstop nature tries wife’s patience Dear Abby: I am fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom. My days are spent doing chores and taking care of the kids. I also volunteer extensively at their schools, but I do find time for other pursuits, such as reading and writing. My problem is my husband. “Bob” is the kind of guy who can’t sit still. When he’s home on weekends or taking a day off, he constantly needs to be doing something. This involves projects around the house. Other than spending time online, his hobbies are active ones. Because he’s always on the go, he insists I should be equally “productive.” He constantly wants to know what I’m doing, and if it’s not something he thinks is useful, he becomes passive-aggressive. Bob initiates big projects and then complains that he gets no help and has no time for himself. He says my volunteerism takes away from time I should be doing things around the house. In addition, Bob is incredibly neat and often insists that our immaculate house needs to be cleaned. I dread the days he’s home because I have to constantly justify my activities or feel guilty if I’m not busy the entire time. Don’t misunderstand – Bob is a great guy, a good dad and my best friend. But I’m afraid I will soon resent him to the point of

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips dislike if I must live my life according to his unrealistic expectations. Any advice other than to seek counseling? – Not A Loafer in Chicago Dear Not A Loafer: Nope. It appears that your great guy, good dad and best friend is so controlling he makes you miserable when he’s home. I agree that if this continues, it will have a negative effect on your marriage. The person who should explain it to him is a licensed mental health professional who can provide the counseling and/or medication he may need, because I suspect he may have OCD. Dear Abby: I reconnected with my dad two years ago. I hadn’t spoken with him for almost 10 years, following my parents’ divorce. I’m thankful he’s back in my life again. The problem is his wife, “Kathy.” Ever since we reunited, I have felt she resented me. It’s like she doesn’t like sharing Dad with me. She had him all to herself for 10 years, so I guess I kind of understand. Kathy recently found a job across the country, so she and Dad sold their house and moved away a few weeks ago. Her family lives here and she had job offers closer to home,

but she chose the one farthest away. I can’t help but feel she did it to put distance between Dad and me, and it hurts me deeply. How do I talk to my dad about it without damaging the relationship? – Loving Daughter in Wisconsin Dear Loving Daughter: What do you think talking about it to your father will accomplish? You don’t know for certain that she accepted the job to separate you and your dad. Remember, he AGREED to the move. The problem with family estrangements is that you can never get back the time you lost. Keep in touch with your father via cards and letters, texts and emails, video chats or other social media – whatever you and your father are most comfortable with. But I do NOT advise saying anything negative about Kathy. Dear Abby: The other day, while backing out of a parking space, I nearly hit a woman who was walking behind my car with her toddler son. I didn’t see them because I was dialing my cellphone and was distracted. The woman rightfully yelled at me to pay attention and get off my phone, and although she was gracious and encouraged me to consider it a “wake-up call,” I didn’t react as kindly to her out of embarrassment. Instead, I became defensive and didn’t apologize, even

though it was my fault. I shudder to think of what might have happened, and I admit this wasn’t the first close call I’ve had. I’m a married mother of two and should know better. While I can’t go back and find her, I hope the woman sees this letter. I want her to know that because of that incident, I now lock my purse and phone in the trunk or place them on the backseat out of reach before I start my car. This way, I avoid the temptation to look at messages or make a call. I have also asked my kids to keep me accountable by reminding me if I happen to forget. They will be driving in a few years, and I want to set a good example for them. Please pass this idea along – especially to moms like me who try to multitask in the car. – Hands On The Wheel in California

Dear Hands On The Wheel: Your suggestion of placing your purse and phone on the backseat out of reach is a good one. You are really lucky you didn’t kill or seriously injure that mother and her child. Regardless of whether or not the woman sees your letter, I hope it will remind other drivers of the danger of driving while distracted. And while I’m on the subject, I read an article recently that discussed distracted

WALKING. According to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, this has caused an increase in pedestrian deaths. In 2011, more than 1,500 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms because of injuries they suffered while using a portable electronic device. The safest course of action for drivers AND pedestrians is to do only one thing at a time, and to be fully present while doing it. Dear Abby: I have been divorced for 13 years, and I often wonder how to fill out questionnaires that ask my marital status. I have recently started checking “single” because enough time seems to have passed, and I don’t define myself by my divorce. However, now I’m wondering if there’s a certain etiquette recommended. – Status Unknown in Ohio Dear Status Unknown: Honesty is recommended. As much as you might like to present yourself that way, you are no longer single. Calling yourself single is dishonest. As someone who has been married and divorced, you are a divorcee – and you will be until you remarry. Saying you are single is a misrepresentation of the facts.

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Cycling is great exercise but requires traffic sense Dear Dr. K: I’d like to start biking to work. Any advice before I get back on my bike? Dear Reader: Cycling is great exercise. For one thing, it gets you breathing harder and your heart rate up. That pays cardiovascular dividends. Cycling stacks up well against other forms of exercise when it comes to burning calories, too. And it isn’t as hard on the knees as running. Perhaps the biggest advantage of cycling is that it can perform double duty as a form of transportation. A number of my patients, and my colleagues here at Harvard Medical School, bicycle to and from work every day.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff One of my colleagues once said: “I don’t need to go to the gym, and I don’t need to pay the gym or pay for parking. I have bike paths most of the way, so during rush hours it takes no longer than driving. Except on a rainy day, the advantages are obvious.” During blizzards, he takes the car. “I’m not a complete nut about cycling,” he assured me. Now and then, cyclists injure a muscle. But the main risks of cycling are not from

the physical activity but from traffic. The vast majority of the fatalities from bicycle-related injuries are caused by accidents involving motor vehicles. Drivers will often say after an accident that they never saw the cyclist. Reckless cycling can be a factor, too. Being on two wheels doesn’t mean that traffic laws don’t apply to you. Running red lights and weaving in and out of traffic is courting disaster. And it’s surprisingly common. I sometimes wonder if part of what makes some cyclists enthusiastic about cycling is the sense that they are courting danger. And of course, wear a

helmet. The worst injuries to cyclists are head injuries. A patient of mine couldn’t find his helmet, was in a rush and went cycling without it. He hit a pothole and sustained a severe concussion. Fortunately, he fully recovered, but it took six weeks. Be especially wary about cars parked along the side of the street: Running into a car door that has opened suddenly is a common way to get hurt. Sure, drivers should be looking in their side-view mirrors before opening the door, but they often don’t. Bad technique or positioning, or a bike that’s the wrong size, can make cycling uncom-

fortable to the point of pain and may eventually result in injuries. High-end bike stores offer fitting services for a fee. It will be money well spent if you’re cycling a lot. If any problems come up – knee, lower back or buttock pain, or numb hands and wrists are among the more common – a bike store should be able to make adjustments to your bike or help you tweak your technique. On my website, I’ve put an illustration of some basic cycling tips that should help you ride safely and comfortably. So, enjoy your ride!

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Frogman’s gear 6 Wishing undone 11 Humble 16 Point the finger 21 Fire chief’s suspicion 22 Cancel 23 FYI notes 24 Pertaining to hearing 25 Like some canoes 26 Sink unclogger 27 Law 28 Tongue-lash 29 — out (relax) 30 Non-earthling 32 Bogged down 34 Pitch in 36 D’Artagnan prop 38 Camel halts 40 More upscale 42 Distributes 43 Boast about 45 Total 47 Overjoy 49 Opposed 52 “Abra-Ca- —” 53 Bandies words 54 Longbow wood 57 Like sandpaper 58 Word on an invoice 59 Cockpit occupant 60 “She Loves You” refrain 61 Prayer-wheel turners 62 Quick glimpses 63 Wingless insects 64 Mushrooms and yeast 65 Unseal, to a poet 66 Returns 68 Thomas Gray opus 69 Deejay’s countdown list (2 wds.) 70 Grind 72 Superman’s girl 73 Unfired brick 74 Get ready

75 New Orleans player 77 Seaweed 78 Prefix equivalent to “-ish” 79 Curved entrance 82 Hold, as attention 83 Mountain-dweller of Iraq 84 Salinger girl 88 Concealed 89 Mr. Yeltsin 90 Tall flowers 92 Common query 93 Bloodhound’s clues 94 Taken for granted 95 Select few 96 “— idea was that?” 98 Volcano fissure 99 Murmured softly 100 Soothes 101 More quickly 102 Prior to 103 Meandered 104 Source of danger 105 Film flops 106 Page or LuPone 107 Radio-tube gas 108 Woman in white 109 Barber’s offering 111 Winter warmer 113 — box 115 Himalayan sighting 119 India’s Mother — 121 Hunter’s gear 123 Dot in a river 125 Bird beak 126 Reef maker 127 Serengeti roarers 129 Hard roll 131 Wee bits 133 Battery’s “+” end 134 Motel extras 135 Shelved for now (2 wds.) 136 Nanny 137 Doctrine 138 Theater trophies 139 Bob Marley’s “— Dread” 140 Restful color

DOWN 1 Soothing ointment 2 Move furtively 3 Common practice 4 — choy 5 Novelist — Seton 6 Bright, as a smile 7 Trouble brewing 8 Absurd 9 Wimple sporter 10 Latch onto 11 Either of two continents 12 Adorn 13 Nitrogen compound 14 Assn. 15 This senora 16 Droopy-eared dogs 17 Plexiglas 18 Got up

19 Soda fountain treats 20 Times of yore 31 Third-rate 33 More than lethargic 35 Nobody’s fool 37 Faye Dunaway role 39 Overloads 41 Instant — 44 On pins and needles 46 MLB stats 48 Thailand neighbor 49 Luminous 50 Chart 51 Filmdom’s Anouk — 52 Heroic exploits 53 Long bout 54 Matchmaker 55 Gung-ho 56 Complain

58 Turned back on 59 Annapolis frosh 60 Affluent one 62 Showy spring bloomer 63 Hydroplane part 64 Ally opposites 67 Epic of Troy 68 Outer limits 69 Commerce 71 Jeans go-with (hyph.) 73 Singing chipmunk 74 Feminine accessory 76 Floors 77 Hung in the sun 78 Cuts it out 79 Over and — 80 Less polite 81 Hag 82 Roamed about

83 Tiny shrimp 85 Glistened 86 Amble 87 Big pitchers 89 Like Jaime Sommers 90 Urbana 11 91 Cutlass 94 Toe pain 95 Franc’s replacement 97 Cornball 99 Ewes’ homes 100 Not prohibited 101 Apartment 103 Ripple 104 Declare oneself expert in 105 Dessert cart 106 Rose Bowl feature

107 Sharply 108 Divide in two 109 Basalt or gneiss 110 Great blue — 112 Winter constellation 114 Finger or toe 116 — nous 117 Fluff, as hair 118 Dramatist Henrik — 120 Client mtg. 122 Poet’s black 124 Metallic sound 126 Garfield or Heathcliff, in the funnies 128 Outback jumper 130 Wheel buy (2 wds.) 132 Not just mine


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

Saturday,NSeptember 21, /2013 • Page C7 orthwest herald

Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr

Saturday, September 21, 2012 “Crystal Lake beach” Photo by: David

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CITY OF DEKALB has the following positions available:

Asst. Director of Public Works - Engineering Crime Free Housing Inspectors (part time) Office Associate

Farm Operations Monsanto Waterman Research located at 8350 Minnegan Rd., Waterman, IL. (near Dekalb) Is seeking a Farm Operations employee who is well qualified in the safe operation, maintenance of agricultural equipment and knowledgeable in row crop agriculture. Applicants must possess or have ability to attain Pesticide App License & DOT License. Must be at least 21 and pass pre-employment drug test. Full job description and apply in person at above address M-F 8-4:30. EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V

RECEPTIONIST A friendly WEEKEND receptionist with both excellent communication & customer skills is needed. Professional appearance & the ability to work weekends a must. Southmoor Estates 815-756-1299

(part time)

Telecommunicator - Lateral (part time)

HEAD CUSTODIAN DeKalb HS - 2nd Shift Custodial, Maintenance, and Supervisory exp. preferred. Apply online at jobopenings.html

RETAIL GROCERY STORE ASSISTANT MANAGER IN DEKALB full time position 40 + hours Retail experience is necessary Duties to include: ~Buying perishables and dry goods ~inventory control ~stocking goods and managing proper rotation of goods ~ managing storefront cleanliness ~cashier duties including balancing cash drawers ~greeting of customers ~answering phones ~unloading orders and lifting up to 40 lbs. Send replies to attn: Grocery Store Asst. Mgr. c/o Classified, 1586 Barber Greene Rd. DeKalb, IL. 60115

Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission


All Areas Early morning Monday through Saturday. 1 year contract.



Saturday Sept. 21 from 9am -5pm

Home décor, knick-knacks, books, bedding, Xmas décor, furniture, jewelry & MUCH MISC!


Genoa 11564 Ellwood Greens Rd 2 SOMETHING SPECIAL SALES Fri-Sat Sept 20-21 10am-4pm

Thursday & Friday 9am -5pm Saturday 8am – 1pm

See Pix & Details at www.somethingspecial


Kitchen table & chairs, microwave, chest of drawers, TV cabinet, 4 bar stools, dishes, glassware, silverware, other misc. stuff.

736 Redwood Ct. Sat 21 & Sun 22


Large amount of baby items, shoes clothes and toys, pre-teen items, teen clothes, kitchen items, tons of craft supplies, ride on toys,


You Want It? We've Got It! Classified has GREAT VARIETY!




1119 Susan St.


(off Peace & Freed Rds)

Friday, 8:30am – 5pm Saturday, 8:30am – 4pm Sunday, 11am – 4pm


NEW STUFF THIS WEEK! Great solid oak glass-top end table, adult books, kid's books, videos, toys, boy's clothes newborn to size 8, crib-size bed set, baby blankets, holiday/seasonal stuff, nice ladies clothes, lots of good misc.

403 N 7th St in alley


The Inventor of Aerosol Spray Paint has the following position available:

MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR Must have a minimum of 5 years experience as a Shop Floor Direct Supervisor in a high speed industrial manufacturing environment. A basic mechanical aptitude. Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel. Primarily to work our 2nd Shift, but also needs the flexibility to work any of our production shift schedules. A working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Techniques. We offer comprehensive benefits package.

Ballpoint Pens w/Assorted Advertising, 10 for $1 815-895-5732 Mens Suits 48R, 44/30 Black w/gray pinstrip; 48/43R, 40-42W 30L Gray S Pattern - $50 each. Like New Condition. 815-757-5866

Microwave – Stainless steel, Like New. 2.0 cu.ft., 1200 watt, rotating dish, box & manual $100. 815-498-3117 Range Hood – Broan, 30”, under cabinet, white, non-ducted, 2-speed w/light. $10. 815-498-2773

Fri Sept 20th Sat Sept 21st

Friday, 7am – 4pm Saturday, 7am – 12noon

207 W. Milner Ave. Furniture, Clothes, Toys, Scrapbooking, Rubber Stamping & More.



8:30a – 5:30p 8:30a – 2p

Rained out in June, we are at it again! Bunk Beds, vintage/antique chairs, decor. Aquariums, Vintage Glassware and Collectibles, Electronics of every kind, movies, music, Framed art, Fall and holiday decor, household, tools, Sports equip, Camping items, Toys, Little Tykes, kids costumes, Jeff Gordon Jackets, women and mens clothing, Boys and girls clothing 2T-5, craft items, Books, so much and a kitchen sink Too! An adventure in Garaging awaits you!

Sycamore 466 & 468 E. Exchange

1516 ROGERS CT. Many New Items: Longaberger baskets & pottery many still in boxes, Pampered Chef items, antique glassware, corningware, new construction workers safety harness, smelt fishing set, truck bed rubber protectors, antiques, business dish satellite & much more!

6' Tall Headboard & 31” tall foot board. $125. 815-899-4141

Done with antique collecting.


175 Wendy St. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:30 - 5:00 PM Clocks, 10-cent 1937 Mills Slot Machine, lots of antique tools, levels, planes & misc. tools, 3 Crocks/Redwing, new compressor, sump pumps, like-new tool chest, new engine-driven 3-inch discharge new floor fan, buckboard, many antique items, misc. kitchen items.

1407 & 1345 William Street

Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12 Maple kitchen table, electric knife sharpener, tools, & odds and ends.

Antique Student Desk - All in One, solid oak w/side drawer, refinished. In very nice condition - $100 815-756-5060 Antique Wooden Box w/Hinged Lid, 20”H x 29”W x 19” D, Advertising: Walter Baking Co, Dorchester, MA $50. 815-895-5732 LICENSE PLATES Great condition. 1922-1928, most are in pairs. $25 each. 847-515-8012 SEWING MACHINE - SINGER Great condition. Oak cabinet. 4 drawers. $150. 847-515-8012

Bike ~ 20” Girls

With basket, good condition, $30. 815-895-4040 Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike w/Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best For 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

Roll of Barbed Wire 2 Pt. - Never Used $30. 815-895-5732

Printer Cartridges - One brand new, but open HP 53A printer cartridge. Fits HP LaserJet P2015. Printer died, so do not need anymore. Brand new these cost $70 plus, asking $50. Also included is a used cartridge that might have some life in it. 815-895-7486. TV/VCR. Toshiba. Works great. Only used in guest rm. $40. Hampshire area. 847-830-9725 TVs (2). 27” Phillips & 32” JVC Not flat screen. Like new. $25/each. 815-899-2145

Bowflex SelecTech 552 Dumbells

Rapidly switch weights 5 lbs-5.25lbs, 2.5lbs increments to 25lbs, NIB $349 815-895-4040

Exercise Bike

Reclines, good condition, $75. 815-498-3867 Pro Form XP115 Elliptical Magnetic adjustable resistance & stride w/fan & digital display. Space Saver, $100. 815-786-8767 evenings or weekends are best Total Gym XL $600 815-764-9184

612 Independence Avenue A Little Bit of Everything! Clothes, Toys, Household & MUCH, MUCH MORE

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

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: Fax: 815-477-8898

32" Samsung LED TV, brand new in the box, never opened - $300 224-402-1637



Check out the

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

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

Truck Driver Supervisor Join Dart Container Corporation the world's largest foam cup manufacturer and one of the leading producers of quality foodservice packaging products.

We are in need of a Truck Driver Supervisor. You will be responsible for the overall supervision, dispatching, scheduling, and efficient operation of our fleet drivers. Qualified applicants must have at least 2 years previous supervisory experience, at least 1 year dispatching experience, excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication skills, and familiarity and ability to use a computer. For immediate consideration please apply online at or apply: 917 Crosby Ave, Sycamore

Dart Container Corporation 310 S. Evergreen, North Aurora, IL 60542 EOE m/f/v/d

Firewood for sale - Cherry and seasoned mixed hardwood. Split, stacked, delivered. Ready to burn. 815-291-6999

2 Brown Recliners $175ea or 2@ $300. Dining table/chairs & hutch $425 obo 815-764-9184 3 Drawer Chest Very Good Condition. Antique looking finish & pulls. $75 OBO 815-758-6834 after 5PM A-1 MATTRESS SETS. NEW IN PLASTIC. Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259 w/warr. Can deliver. 815-703-3688 Bed – Twin size, Maple $50. 815-333-5236 evenings Couch – 88” long w/recliners at each end, green w/burgundy flecks. good conditiion $75 815-754-2085 Couch, red plaid w/coordinating chair & ottoman. Excellent cond. $400 FIRM. 815-784-6161 DESK - Beautiful Rolltop Oak Desk Completely refinished 5 drawers/1 door (all lock) Cubbies inside rolltop. $1,100. 815-825-2275

Lazy Boy Couch 81” green & brown colonial print, excellent condition - $150 815-784-3161 Mahogany Desk - (inlays in top) Totally refinished; 42" wide 8 drawers, brass handles $200.00 815-825-2275

OLD WOOD PLANK TABLE 8' Long, Chairs Available $365. 815-761-8121


Cream with light pattern, excellent condition! $200 815-758-6834 SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $150 for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852

120 gal saltwater tank w/everything $800, 55 gal piranha tank w/ cherry stand $250 , Commercial tanning bed $1000 , Exercise equipment - various $ , lots of extra stuff. Call and come look 815-501-6694 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 Storm/Screen Units - Andersen DH2852 Combination. 4 available, 62 x 27 x 32. Very small dent on each window. $40 each or all for $125 815-498-2773 Universal Food Chopper $9. 815-895-5732

Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL - Makita Drill w/Battery, Charger & Case, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack, $160, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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Fri & Sat 8-3


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HAMPSTERS – 3 Free Hampsters, 2 male 1 female, cage is included. Very sweet, caged separately. 815-793-3694.

Nikon Camera – Cool Pix S3300 In Excellent Condition, Still Under Warranty, plus has a 2 year extended warranty - $95 815-508-0629 9a-9p



Need Help Rebuilding, Repairing or Replanting?

Seymour of Sycamore

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

DVD/CD PLAYER 7 Disc, JVC, $40. Hampshire area. 847-830-9725

Corn Shellar – Metal $100. 815-286-3502

Reduced price vintage and antique ware from former business, kitchen collectibles, turn-of-the-century corner what not shelf, men's sweaters, crafts, fairy gardens, etc.

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Saturday 8a-4p, Sunday, 8a-1p

Huge sale! Cleaned out every thing. Come and clean me out


Call to advertise 800-589-8237

942 Berkshire Ct., Fox Pointe

Much misc.

If you love vintage home-goods, you are sure to find something of interest here.

Be sure to include a photo of your pet, home, auto or merchandise.


Friday 9/20 8-3 Saturday 8-2

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

COACHES NEEDED: -Asst. H.S. Track, - H.S. Cheerleading, - 7th Grade Girls Basketball. Download an application: http://www. html/jobs.htm

Saturday 9-1

9/20- 9/22. Fri. 8-3, Sat. 8-2, Sun. 9-3.

Unique collection of furniture, rugs, china and collectibles.

Pictures increase attention to your ad!

Friday 9-5

Attention Entertainers, Crafters, Bakers and Decorators! Tons of serving dishes, party and holiday decor, molds, Wilton cake pans, households and adult womens clothing.

1013 Kehoe Dr

Saturday 8-2

WORKING WITH PETS! Regular Drivers License Req'd. Out of State driving req'd along w/other duties. $10/hr. 815-732-6360

8994 State Route 64

Home on Rt 64, near intersection of Annie Glidden.

112 Laurel Ln.

Gas stove, baby items, exercise equipment, baseball cards, clothes from infant to 2x, snow thrower, home interior pictures, Italian kitchen decor, ceiling fans, much misc.

Looking for our 2 lost cats, a father and daughter look alike. Beautiful long hair orange tabbies both have 4 white paws, white chest, and tummy. Beith Rd and Meredith Rd, could be in Maple Park or Virgil, or anywhere. If you have see either one, please call or text 630-7095471. Large reward if found.

Simplicity Lawn Tractor w/42” Cutting Deck, Lawn Equipment, Upright Piano, Armstrong Student Flute, Weight Set, Foosball Table, Clothes, & Misc Household.


Saturday 8 until 3

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


Dell wireless photo all in one 966 printer. Prints, copies, scans, fax. $20. 815-498-2773

Roper, Electric, Heavy Duty, Extra Large Capacity $250 for pair, 815-761-8121

off of North 1st street

CAT – LOST South DeKalb County Area I'm lost, have you seen me? I was near Howison, McGirr and Perry, but could be anywhere. Large neutered male, mostly white with brown Was wearing a red collar. If you see me, please call my people at 815-501-9724. $500 FOR SAFE RETURN! We miss our big boy.Thank you.


Fox Pointe Subdivision


149 Terrace Drive

CAT -- Lost Beloved Cat Missing in DeKalb since Saturday, Sept. 14. Lost in the vicinity of Taylor & 3rd. "Mizzou" is not an outdoor cat. Please call: 815-761-3451.

Multi family sale. TONS OF BABY ITEMS! Boy and girl baby clothes, car seats, jumper, walker, changing table, dresser, glider with ottoman, books, DVDs, more

1311 Devonshire Dr. S.


Everything must go. Holiday & home décor. Sports name it..we probably have it for sale!

14042 Redmond & 11688 Tanglewood

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



531 Birch Lane


Warehouse Interviewing for general cleaners and warehouse laborers in the DeKalb area. All shifts, F/T and P/T available, $8.60/hr. Must be able to pass drug test and background check. Apply in person, Wednesday, 9/25/13, 9am – 5pm at County Inn & Suites, 1450 S. Peace Rd, Sycamore, IL

THURS & FRI 9-5 SAT 9- ?

Thursday 9/19, 9 - 4 Friday 9/20, 9 - 3 Saturday 9/21, 9 - 12 ALWAYS INVESTIGATE BEFORE INVESTING ANY MONEY

Sycamore 8am – 3pm

508 S. 5th St.

Spotters/Shuttle Drivers DeKalb: A leading Illinois transportation company is seeking the best, safest and most qualified CDL A Drivers, for Spotting and Shuttling in the DeKalb area. We have newer models and wellmaintained equipment and offer great pay and excellent benefits. Contact Michelle Olbrecht at: 773-922-2293




Applications, deadline information & complete job descriptions may be obtained from: Human Resources, 200 S. Fourth St., DeKalb or Applications are required, resumes may be included. Custodial / Maintenance






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Great for a bad back, like new! $200/obo 815-909-8905


HoveRound, MPV5, like new, 19” extra wide seat up to rated up to 300 lbs, easy to manuver, $750 630-460-0009 Wheel Chair – Jet 7, Battery Powered - $200 815-286-5165 evenings

BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Dog Kennel – Large, enclosed, plastic, 26"h x 35"l x 19"w, $40. 224-402-1637 Full floor and cargo liners for 2007 - 2013 Ford Edge. Husky brand Black in color. Very good condition 815-341-6635 Heavy Duty New Backpacks Assorted Designs - Lifetime Warranty - $15 - Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Insulated Steel Pre-Hung Door, 32” Wide, New, Panel Look ($150+ value), Asking $50 firm. 815-501-4219 (after 6 pm) 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 - 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 Wooden Potato Bin – Has 3 doors w/wire fronts for ventilation, 31.75”H x 9”D x 16”W, Clean $30. 815-825-2880 9a-6p

Winter & Solar cover for 21" above ground pool. Used 2 seasons. $10 each or both for $15. 815-498-2773

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. 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.

WANTED! I Buy Old Envelopes Stamps Collections

Free kittens to good homes 815-286-3301


Kittens: FREE TO GOOD HOME ONLY 815-825-2526

Lomart Skimmer - Brand New Never Used. Thru-Wall hydro Skimmer (white) retails for $99 - Buy for $25. 815-498-2773

SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled W/Back Support & Carrying /Pulling Rope, Like New, $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 Breaking News available 24/7 at

2009 Hyundai Elantra Excellent condition, less than 24,000 miles, air, power windows, keyless entry. $11,000 815-761-8268

1996 Ford F250 7.3 Power Stroke, Cab+1/2, 4WD, runs great, some rust. (815) 739-5230. 1997 GMC x-cab 2WD ½ ton p/u very clean, no rust, good miles, $4950 Call Brian 815-756-1069 or cell 815-757-4524

1999 Ford Contour Good work car, $1400 obo Call 815-517-0493 2pm-7pm or leave message

Send your Help Wanted Advertising 24/7 to: Email: Fax: 815-477-8898


1978 Ford Thunderbird $2500 Call or text to 815-901-7429


DEKALB 1-2 BEDROOM New appl, heat incl, $585. Quiet Studio, near NIU, $495, util incl. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730


815-814-1964 or


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

Bass Boat

1985 Challanger Fiberglass Bass Boat, 70 Hp Mariner & 9.8 Hp Outboard Motors, 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor, 2 Lowrance LCD Fish Locators, Canvas Cover, Heavy Duty Trailer - $4000 OBO 815-585-0977

DeKalb 2 BR Lower, $720.

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

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879


Sycamore ~ Large, Quiet 1BR

1st floor, 208 W. Sycamore St. Heat furnished, no pets, Coin W/D. $610/mo. 815-973-8290

Available October 15. 815-748-5054

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

DeKalb Near NIU - Upper 4BR 2 bath, W/D, appl incl parking, water, garbage. $1050/mo + util. Security + 1st. 815-748-3311

SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Parking. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A RE 815-970-0679

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

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NIU GAMEDAY Eastern Illinois (3-0) at Northern Illinois (2-0) When: 6 p.m. today | Where: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Internet: | Radio: AM-1360 Saturday, September 21, 2013 • Daily Chronicle • Rasheen Lemon

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n Huskies not taking undefeated Eastern Illinois lightly. n Ross Jacobson, Steve Nitz discuss NIU’s win over Idaho.

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Wt. 215 186 155 198

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Schedule/Results 3-0 OVERALL, 0-0 OVC Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Today Sept. 28 Oct. 10 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

at San Diego State W, 40-19 at S. Illinois W, 40-37 (2OT) vs. Illinois State W, 57-24 at Northern Illinois 6 p.m. vs Eastern Kentucky* 1:30 p.m. at Austin Peay* 6 p.m. vs. Southeast Missouri* 1:30 p.m. at Tennessee State* 4 p.m. vs. Tennessee Tech* Noon at Murray State* Noon vs. Jacksonville State* Noon at UT Martin* 1 p.m. * - Ohio Valley Conference game


EASTERN ILLINOIS (3-0) AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS (2-0) 6 P.M. TODAY AT HUSKIE STADIUM Radio: AM-1360 Internet: Latest updates:

NIU’S FIVE KEYS TO VICTORY 1. Can Eastern Illinois hang around? An obvious question. The Panthers already have beaten an FBS school and certainly have looked like a good team this season. Can EIU hang around, give NIU a game and possibly get a win with a break or two?

EIU gives up 445 yards a game, and Lynch could be in for a really big game. 4. Fan support There’s been discussion about how much the Orange Bowl would effect NIU’s attendance this season. With a 2-0 record and win over Iowa, there really is no excuse for Huskie Stadium not to be near capacity.

2. NIU’s defensive struggles The Huskies have given up a lot of yards so far (opposing offenses have averaged 448 yards a game). NIU allowed 35 points to an Idaho team that came into the game averaging only 11. Eastern is no slouch on offense, averaging 45.7 points and 631.3 yards a game and has an NFLcaliber quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. This is a nice test for the NIU defense. 3. Jordan Lynch’s production Lynch has had a good year so far, completing 60 percent of his passes for 427 yards, six touchdowns and no picks. He’s run for 215 yards, and had five total touchdowns last week.

5. Tommylee Lewis Lewis has had a great year so far, and should be a candidate for first-team AllMid-American Conference. After a two-touchdown performance Week 1, he ran for 104 yards on only four carries last week. He could be in for a big game against Eastern Illinois, which has given up nearly 300 passing yards a contest.

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EIU quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo


Carey, NIU not taking undefeated EIU lightly Panthers in the top 10 of both major FCS polls By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – There usually is a certain itinerary for a Football Championship Subdivision school when facing an Football Bowl Subdivision team that carries 22 more scholarship players. It starts with playing on the road in a nicer stadium against players who are bigger and faster. Typically, it ends with a lopsided Rod Carey loss and a nice paycheck. Eastern Illinois will get $250,000 for heading up Interstate 57 to take on Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. today at Huskie Stadium. However, the Panthers aren’t your normal FCS school, already claiming a win over an FBS team by thumping San Diego State, 4019, in its opener. EIU is in the top 10 in both major FCS polls, and is looking to become the third FCS (formerly I-AA) team to knock off two FBS schools in the same season. NIU coach Rod Carey made it clear that his squad won’t be looking at its in-state opponent lightly.

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

Today’s Games Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt at Massachusetts, 11 a.m., ESPNews/ESPNU Toledo at Central Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPN+ Western Michigan at Iowa, 11 a.m., BTN Ball State at Eastern Michigan, noon Austin Peay at Ohio, 1 p.m. Kent State at Penn State, 2:30 p.m., BTN Murray State at Bowling Green, 2:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio), 3 p.m. La.-Lafayette at Akron, 5 p.m.

“Label them whatever you want them as, I-AA or FCS, that don’t matter to me and it won’t matter to our team because when you put on

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the film, it’s a really good football team,” he said. “Period. End of story.” It’s not like the FCS hasn’t had success against higher-level competition this season. In Week 1 alone, eight FCS schools earned victories against FBS competition. EIU has done its damage with a strong offensive attack, led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who leads the FCS with 1,281 passing yards. He threw a school-record seven touchdown passes against Illinois State last week. He certainly will present a challenge for an NIU defense that has struggled at times this season. After giving up an average of 448 yards of offense its first two games, the group is looking to take a positive step against the Panthers. “Every week you’ve got something to work on from the previous week,” NIU linebacker Boomer Mays said. “It’s just taking that step forward. ... Maybe alignments, tackling. Just knowledge of the game.” One definite advantage NIU will have is playing in front of its home crowd for the first time this season. The Huskies take a 21-game on-campus winning streak into tonight’s contest, where a sold-out crowd is expected. “We had a real long stretch going to Idaho,” linebacker Rasheen Lemon said. “It is a relief coming back home, being back in front of our home crowd and being able to put on a show.”

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Schedule/Results 2-0 OVERALL, 0-0 MAC WEST Aug. 31 at Iowa W, 30-27 Sept. 14 at Idaho W, 45-35 Today vs. Eastern Illinois 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Purdue 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Kent State* 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 vs. Akron* 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Central Michigan* 2 p.m. Oct. 26 vs. Eastern Michigan* 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Massachusetts* 11 a.m. Nov. 13 vs. Ball State* 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Toledo* 7 p.m. Nov. 26 vs. Western Michigan* 6 p.m. * - Mid-American Conference game

TAKE 2 Ross Jacobson and Steve Nitz face off

Was the Idaho game a wake-up call for Huskies? Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss Northern Illinois’ win over Idaho last week.

Jacobson: A 45-35 win in which NIU was tied in the fourth quarter is not exactly what people expected on the Huskies’ trip to Idaho. The Huskies committed 11 penalties, lost two fumbles and gave up 35 points to an offense that struggled mightily through the first two weeks. Do you think last week’s performance will be more of a wake-up call for NIU or a sign of potential struggles to come? Nitz: I think fans have to be at least somewhat concerned by the defense’s performance. Idaho is a bad team, and for a while the Vandals did what they wanted. At the same time, Idaho had a great game plan, using a hurry-up offense for the first time this season, and NIU did a great job of adjusting on defense in the second half. When it comes to the defense, I’ve said the Huskies would have a tough time replacing Rashaan Melvin, Alan Baxter and Sean Progar, but thought the unit has potential. My opinion hasn’t changed. To answer your question, I think it’s a little of both. I’d say the game could be considered a wake-up call, and at the same time, the amount of points NIU gave up and the penalties should be concerning. Jacobson: Looking back at last

year, NIU traveled to Army in Week 3 and gave up 40 points. It’s not unusual for the Huskies to have some early season struggles. This unit still is learning and it’s easy to forget that this was only the second game of the season. One of the encouraging things for the defense is that it has forced three turnovers in each of the first two games. Last year’s team was very good, averaging almost two takeaways a game. This unit has a chance to be better and that can make up for a lot of things, including inexperience. Nitz: Agreed on that front. If NIU keeps winning the turnover battle, there will be a lot of good things to talk about in Huskieland. Another thing I’ve liked from NIU is how the Huskies have made adjustments and been better in the second half. Against Idaho, it looked like there was a completely different unit out there after halftime. There are some encouraging signs for the NIU defense. But if the Huskies are going to win a MAC title, there needs to be improvements. Jacobson: There has been so much turnover in the staff since Dave Doeren left for N.C. State that the retention of Jay Niemann as defensive coordinator has gone largely unnoticed. He has a track record of making solid adjustments as time goes on. Fans have to remember the 2011 Mid-American Conference title game when NIU shut out Ohio in the second half to roar back for a 23-20 win. Once Niemann gets a feel for the players he has, the defense should be fine.

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