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Alleged drug dealers, others caught By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI A 32-year-old Chicago man police sought for five months for his alleged role in a DeKalb County crack cocaine ring was arrested Wednesday, a day after authorities arrested 12 other people accused of street-level drug dealing and other crimes. Terry M. Griffin had eluded authorities since May, when charges were filed

County sheriff ’s deputies arrest alleged crack cocaine ringleader against 15 people allegedly involved in dealing crack cocaine in the area. Griffin ran the operation with two others running drugs from Chicago to DeKalb County, where they met with users and low-level dealers, police said. Griffin was arrested without incident about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near West 87th and South Peoria streets

on Chicago’s south side, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Terry M. Griffin Office. Sheriff’s deputies brought Griffin to the DeKalb County Jail, where he was held on $1 million bond. Grif-

fin was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and criminal drug conspiracy-delivery. One of the men arrested in Tuesday’s warrant sweep also was convicted on charges in connection with Griffin’s crack-cocaine ring. Christopher Riggs, 37, of

DeKalb, is on probation for possession of a controlled substance, a charge he pleaded guilty to in June after serving jail time, court records show. Riggs was arrested Tuesday on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance near a senior facility, DeKalb police said. Also arrested Tuesday on a charge of unlawful deliv-



ery of a controlled substance were: Samuel U. Jones, 39, of DeKalb; Christian M. Elliott, 19, of DeKalb; Zachary J. Dion, 27, of Sycamore; Kevin L. Hunter, 22, of DeKalb; Joseph R. Hannon, 18, of DeKalb and Bryan M. Wiersma, 20, of DeKalb. Kevin C. Florczak, 20, of Westmont was charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance.

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DeKalb park board interviews search firms By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

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Police: New cellphone laws will be enforced By NATHAN WOODSIDE DeKALB – Local law enforcement officials are ready and more than willing to enforce an expanded traffic law cracking down on behind-the-wheel cellphone use. The provision banning drivers from all handheld chatter takes effect Jan. 1. Fines for gabbing on the go start at $75 and increase with each subsequent citation. Three tickets in a year could result in a suspended license. Illinois is the 12th state to pass such a law, but the first in the Midwest. “We’re going to be pretty strict with the enforcement,” Sycamore police Lt.

Voice your opinion How often do you use a cellphone while driving? Vote online at Darrell Johnson said. “I think it’s been an issue, a problem and a distraction for a number of years. It’s at a point that it needs to be addressed, and this is the solution.” Texting while driving already is illegal, but the law is nearly impossible to properly enforce, according to Johnson. Phones can easily be hidden from view of police and even if they’re caught, it’s difficult to prove unless a driver admits to it.

“Quite honestly, as an agency, we would have loved to crack down on this sooner,” Johnson said. “However, with the language and nature of the statute, enforceability was pretty much nonexistent for us, and we recognize that.” That’s all about to change. Johnson said he’s sure there’s been accidents to be blamed on distracted driving, but the culprits rarely confess that to police. DeKalb police Lt. John Petragallo noted that it’s already illegal to talk on cellphones in construction and school zones. He said his department has done regular details targeting talkers in those areas.

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DeKALB – DeKalb park commissioners are expected to discuss forming a new committee on the community pool and hiring a firm to search for a new executive director. Both topics are slated to be discussed at 7 p.m. today at the Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. DeKalb Park District’s last executive director, Cindy Capek, resigned in May after leaders negotiated a separation agreement in which the district would continue to pay her salary for six months. Three new commissioners were elected to the five-member board in April and soon reached a consensus that they wanted a new director. Park commissioners interviewed three search firms Wednesday. Representatives from the search firms offered an array of services, from meeting with other local community leaders and auxiliary program leaders to see what they wanted in a new park district leader to checking references. One firm suggested two rounds of interviews, with the second round involving time to socialize and visit parks. Another firm simply proposed leaving the interviews to the commissioners. The search could take anywhere from six weeks to three months. Commissioners could vote to hire one of the firms tonight. As far as the pool, the commissioners are going to discuss forming a committee to discuss the options more extensively, park board President Phil Young said. Leaders decided against partnering with the Sycamore Park District on new pool, leaving them to discuss repairing the aging Hopkins Pool or building a new community pool.

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Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-756-5228; www. Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these women-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Oak Crest HEA: 9:30 a.m. at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. Call Mary Lu at 815-756-4390. Panera Story Time: 9:30 a.m. at 2476 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. For pre-school age children. Participants will receive a cookie and milk. Limit of 16 participants. Registration is required. Register online, call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, stop by the Youth Desk, or email theresaw@ Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Becky Sisler, registered dietitian, will teach tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. This group is free and registration is required. For more information, visit or call 815-748-2958. Somonauk-Sandwich HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Florence at 815-498-2007. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-7581388. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for more information, call Dr. George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W Garfield St., 800-452-7990; www. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Neighbors’ House, Fifth and Pine streets, DeKalb. Free help for DeKalb 4th to 12th-graders; neighborshouse@tbc. net or 815-787-0600. Big Read Performance – The Three Johns by Elia Peattie: 7 p.m. at Barsema Alumni and Visitor’s Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. The Three Johns returns to the setting of the Nebraska Territory, where a spirited new widow and her three neighbors – each named John – brave storms and stampedes to forge a community and create new lives. DeKalb Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. in the Vista Room at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Contact: Tom Riley at 815-756-6686. DeKalb Area Women’s Center Board of Directors: 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the women’s center, 1021 State St. All DAWC members are welcome. 815758-1351. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. Malta Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization: 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Malta Elementary School. For information, contact Liz Elliott at Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, 800-452-7990; www. Sycamore Girls Softball Board: 7 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Contact: Kim Colness at 815-895-3210 or Veterans Support Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; www. For information about the free group, call 815-756-4875 or 815-793-6972. Willard Aves American Legion Auxiliary Unit: 7 p.m. at the Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. 815784-2604. DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple at Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. Men can join Freemasonry or find out about the brotherhood. dekalbmasons. or contact Jim Tome at or 815-5083878. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580 for more information. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.

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1. Illinois prepares for immigrant drivers licenses 2. Loose pit bull attacks in DeKalb 3. Local congressmen standing firm during government shutdown


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Who do you blame for the government shutdown? Democrats: 7 percent Republicans: 21 percent President Barack Obama: 28 percent House Speaker John Boehner: 5 percent All national political leaders: 39 percent Total votes: 314

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Study: Temperatures off the charts by 2047 By SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot – permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043. And eventually the whole world in 2047. A new study on global warming pinpoints the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before. And for dozens of cities, mostly in the tropics, those dates are a generation or less away. “This paper is both innovative and sobering,” said Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who was not involved in the study. To arrive at their projections, the researchers used weather observations, computer models and other data to calculate the point at which every year from then on will be warmer than the hottest year ever recorded during the past 150 years. For example, the world as a whole had its hottest year on record in 2005. The new study, published Wednesday

in the journal Nature, says that by the year 2047, every year that comes after will probably be hotter than that record-setting scorcher. Eventually, the coldest year in a particular city or region will be hotter than the hottest year in its past. Study author Camilo Mora and his colleagues said they hope this new way of looking at climate change will spur governments to do something before it is too late. “Now is the time to act,” said another study co-author, Ryan Longman. Mora, a biological geographer at the University of Hawaii, and colleagues ran simulations from 39 different computer models and looked at hundreds of thousands of species, maps and data points to ask when places will have “an environment like we had never seen before.” The 2047 date for the whole world is based on continually increasing emissions of greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and natural gases. If the world manages to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases, that would be pushed to as late as 2069, according to Mora. But for now, Mora said, the world is rushing toward the 2047 date. “One can think of this year as a kind of threshold into a hot new world from which one never goes back,” said Carnegie Institution climate scientist Chris

Field, who was not part of the study. “This is really dramatic.” Mora forecasts that the unprecedented heat starts in 2020 with Manokwa, Indonesia. Then Kingston, Jamaica. Within the next two decades, 59 cities will be living in what is essentially a new climate, including Singapore, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City. By 2043, 147 cities – more than half of those studied – will have shifted to a hotter temperature regime that is beyond historical records. The first U.S. cities to feel that would be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., in 2046. New York and Washington will get new climates around 2047, with Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Dallas a bit later. Mora calculated that the last of the 265 cities to move into their new climate will be Anchorage, Alaska – in 2071. There’s a five-year margin of error on the estimates. Unlike previous research, the study highlights the tropics more than the polar regions. In the tropics, temperatures don’t vary much, so a small increase can have large effects on ecosystems, he said. A 3-degree change is not much to polar regions but is dramatic in the tropics, which hold most of the Earth’s biodiversity, he said.


Sources: House GOP weighs short-term debt bill By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break out of the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday night. There now is far less urgency on Capitol Hill about ending the government shutdown, which heads into its 10th day today. It has caused inconvenience and financial concern for many individual Americans but appears not to threaten the widespread economic damage a default might bring. The officials declined to say what conditions, if any, might be attached to legislation to raise the $16.7 trillion debt limit for an undetermined period, perhaps a few weeks or months. The GOP rank and file are expected to meet and discuss the issue today, before a delegation led by Speaker John Boehner goes to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. (from left), Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and others stand on the Senate steps Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington during a news conference on the ongoing budget battle. Obama has said he won’t agree to sign a debt limit increase if conditions are attached. Republicans are demanding as yet-unspecified concessions to reduce deficits or make changes in the nation’s three-year-old health care law. At the same time, the House has voted to create a 20-member group of lawmakers from the House and Senate to negotiate over those and other issues – a bill that made no mention of the debt

limit. The officials describing the developments late Wednesday spoke only on the condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to disclose details of private deliberations. The disclosure came as Obama met at the White House in late afternoon for more than an hour with House Democrats. He told them that while he would prefer legislation extending the Treasury’s borrowing abili-

ty beyond the next election, he would also sign a shorter-term bill. In addition to leadership conversations, a group of House conservatives met privately during the day for what several officials described as a wide-ranging discussion on the debt limit and the threat – or lack of it – posed by default. No consensus was reached, but among those who spoke was Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate who is chairman of the House Budget Committee and a prominent deficit hawk. In an op-ed article published during the day in The Wall Street Journal, he wrote, “We need to pay our bills today – and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow. So let’s negotiate an agreement to make modest reforms to entitlement programs and the tax code.” Raising the cost of Medicare for better-off beneficiaries and making changes to the tax code are perennials in budget negotiations, and precisely the type of item Obama says he is willing to discuss – but only after the government is open and the debt limit raised.

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As Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen would face some tough challenges By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – If she becomes the first Federal Reserve chairwoman, the challenges that lie ahead for Janet Yellen will require both the steely intellect and the personable style that many attribute to her. The job as the world’s most important banker comes with a daunting to-do list: deciding when to slow the Fed’s stimulus, forging consensus from a fractious policy committee and calculating the effects of any economic slowdown from Washington’s budget fight. That’s in addition to moni-

toring volatile financial markets and fine-tuning the Fed’s communications. First, though, Yellen will have to get there. She will need to overcome Washington’s toxic political environment and win confirmation from the Senate to succeed Ben Bernanke when his term ends Jan. 31. It’s almost enough to make you wonder why she would want the job. Yellen is widely seen as a “dove” on Fed policy. She stresses the need to use the Fed’s tools to boost growth and reduce unemployment in the sluggish aftermath of the Great Recession, rather than worry about igniting future

inflation. That view came through in her brief remarks Wednesday after President Barack Obama announced her nomination. Yellen said more needed be done to strengthen the economy. She added, though, “We Janet Yellen have made progress. The economy is stronger, and the financial system is sounder.” In part for her perceived dovishiness, Yellen has been outspokenly backed by many Democrats in Congress and opposed by some Republi-

cans. She wasn’t Obama’s first choice to lead the Fed. That was Larry Summers, a former Treasury Secretary and chief White House economic adviser who withdrew from consideration in the face of widespread opposition. Brian Gardner, Washington political analyst for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, predicts that Yellen, widely respected as an academic economist and veteran policymaker, will be easily confirmed despite some Republican no votes. Then the hard stuff begins. Fed policymakers have been debating when and how to scale back their $85 billion

a month in bond purchases designed to spur economic growth by reducing longterm interest rates, driving up stock prices and encouraging borrowing and spending. Yellen was a key architect of this strategy. Last month, the Fed surprised financial markets by deciding not to scale back its bond purchases. It concluded that that the U.S. economy wasn’t yet healthy enough for the Fed to ease its stimulus even slightly. Fed officials also worried about the budget stalemate that’s since led to a partial shutdown of the government and threatens to trigger a default on government debt.

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New DeKalb banquet hall to open in December By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

Know more DeKALB – In fewer than two months, limousines will be able to drop brides off at Faranda’s new covered entryway for a reception with hundreds of people. The new banquet facility the owners of the The Lincoln Inn restaurant are building has scheduled its grand opening for Dec. 3 in conjunction with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Bash. Bill and Joy McMahon are renovating the former DeKalb Clinic Annex, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb, into a high-end space for events with as few as 45 people or as many as 400. They chose to name the banquet hall after Joy McMahon’s Italian grandfather, Anthony Faranda, in keeping with the grandfather’s appreciation for long, filling family dinners.

Faranda’s is hiring staff and accepting reservations at 815-9813304 or

Video online Visit to go inside construction at Faranda’s to check on the progress on the banquet hall slated to open in December in DeKalb.

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Bill McMahon, owner of The Lincoln Inn, looks around the entryway Wednesday at his new banquet hall, Faranda’s, during a visit with the Daily Chronicle. Faranda’s, named after his wife’s grandfather, will be opening in December.

that uses property taxes from increasing property values downtown to improve blighted areas. The city would recoup the money through sales and property tax revenue associated with the banquet facility, or from the McMahons. Overall, the project will cost about $2 million, Bill McMahon said. When it’s finished, the lobby will be able to hold events with up to 150 people standing

“You always had a nice meal, and afterward, you’d always have coffee and dessert,” Bill McMahon said. The McMahons bought the property at auction in March

for $181,500 and received approval for a $355,000 tax increment financing loan from the city two months later. The loan is possible through a special economic development fund

The golden retriever required medical attention. His owner was not injured. Police are searching for the pit bull and its owner. The dog is mostly black with white on its stomach. DeKalb Police Lt. John Petragallo said the city doesn’t have a widespread problem with vicious roaming dogs and similar incidents aren’t frequent. “It’s always an issue we’re always concerned about,” he said. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-4800. – Nathan Woodside

business in the community. turing operation. Airport Manager Tom Cleve- That’s what the airport’s here for.” land said DC-9 cargo aircraft Attempts to reach Johnson have been delivering materials Controls’ Sycamore plant for Johnson Controls’ Sycawere unsuccessful Wednesmore plant. He said two DC-9 day. aircraft were at the airport’s cargo ramp as of Wednesday – Daily Chronicle morning, with others scheduled Wednesday night and the Cortland man faces rest of the week. child sex, porn charges “[The cargo] comes in CORTLAND – A Cortland here and they take it over to man was in DeKalb County the plant in Sycamore, and Jail on Wednesday, accused then it’s shipped up to [the of having Chrysler plant in] Belvidere,” sexual contact Cleveland said. with a child DC-9s are designed for and keeping a short, frequent flights. They photograph of are among some of the largest the victim. aircraft that can use the Shane Shane Trigger airport, along with the Boeing Trigger, 26, of 737-200 and -300 jetliner, the first block of East Oxford Cleveland said. Close, is charged with aggra“It appears they’re going vated criminal sexual abuse, to be coming in for the next possession of child pornografew nights,” Cleveland said. phy and indecent solicitation “We’re getting cargo in for a of a child.

and mingling, while the main banquet area on the building’s east side can be sectioned off into smaller spaces for 56, 168 or 192 guests, Bill McMahon said. The west side of the building will include a meeting room for 90 people that can be divided in half. The banquet area will feature two bars, while the entire building is wired so wedding parties can electronically display photographs or videos and business leaders can utilize laptops and electronic presentations, McMahon said. Food will be prepared in a kitchen on the building’s south end, and the facility also features a coat room and a special room for brides or dignitaries. The McMahons plan to continue operating The Lincoln Inn, but felt the DeKalb community needed a banquet facility outside Northern Illinois University’s campus, es-

pecially after the South Pointe Centre on DeKalb’s south side closed last year. “We can do big parties from the Lincoln Inn, but we can’t do 400,” Bill McMahon said. Meanwhile, DeKalb 1st Ward Alderman David Jacobson is renovating the other former DeKalb Clinic site. He bought 217 Franklin St. for $110,000 at the auction in March. He is looking for a tenant for the former immediate care clinic space, and plans to demolish and renovate the other side of the building into as many as five 1,000- to 1,200-square-foot commercial spaces, Jacobson said. The retail spaces would be built to suit with as shared boardroom, conference room, and classroom. He said those spaces would be ready for tenants in late December or early January.

Prosecutors allege Trigger met the victim, a girl between the ages of 13 and 17, on the Internet, and then met her in person in July 2012, when the contact occurred, according to court documents. He also had a pornographic picture of her, court records show. Trigger’s bond was set at $75,000 during an initial court appearance Wednesday morning. – Nathan Woodside

W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. The utility will present the proposed routes for the power line and also be available to answer questions about the path, support structures and next steps in the process, which requires the project be approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission. This is the third round of public meetings about the new power line, which ComEd says is necessary to relieve congestion on the power grid, preventing power losses and rising costs for electricity. ComEd plans to file a request for approval of the new power line before the end of the year, the company said in a news release. The Commerce Commission would have about eight months after the application is filed to announce its decision. – Daily Chronicle

8LOCAL BRIEFS Man, dog attacked by pit bull in DeKalb DeKALB – A man and his dog were attacked by a loose pit bull Sept. 24 while walking in the 1200 block of Normal Street in DeKalb, police said Wednesday. According to police, the man saw the pitbull about half a block away while on an early evening stroll with his golden retriever. Not wanting to risk a confrontation, he turned around. The man told police he then heard someone yell, “Watch out!” He turned to see the pit bull charging. The pit bull attacked the golden retriever while the man and a witness attempted to break the scuffle up. Police say a small silver or gray car pulled up to the scene. A male passenger got out and pulled the pit bull off the golden retriever, put the dog in the car and left.

Freight deliveries keep DeKalb airport busy DeKALB – Cargo planes began landing as scheduled this week at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, delivering goods for a nearby manufac-

ComEd’s Gateway Project meeting is today SYCAMORE – ComEd invites the public to an open house meeting today about the utility’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a proposed high-voltage power line that will stretch from Byron east to Wayne. The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350


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Lawmaker: Chicago schools receiving too much state money By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker has proposed doing away with a unique arrangement under which Chicago Public Schools received $235 million more in state grant money in a single school year than it would have if it were held to the same standard as every other district in the state. State Rep. Sandy Pihos, a Republican from the western Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, said it’s unfair that Chicago automatically gets a percentage of all state education dollars to spend at its own discretion on transportation, special education, and nutrition while Illinois’ other 859 districts submit expense claims and are reimbursed based on the number of students they serve. She filed a bill late last week that would require Chicago to adhere to the same rules. “Block grants” were established for Chicago schools under a broader 1996 law meant to help the city’s schools improve. Chicago officials successfully argued that the district was so big that the administrative burden and paperwork associated with submitting expense claims would be excessive. So instead, CPS has gotten an overall percentage of available state aid based on its size and the needs of its students and can spend the

money as it sees fit. Lawmakers and state education officials were unaware of how much more CPS was getting because the district did not submit a report to the state Board of Education until last month, after a 2011 law required it to report annually on how it spends its state grant money. The preliminary report for the 2011-2012 school year, which was obtained by The Associated Press, shows that CPS received $607 million in state money. But state board calculations, based on the number of students using those programs and the state’s per-pupil reimbursement rate, show the district would have only received $372 million for that school year if its grants were calculated as they are for other districts. Not only has enrollment declined since 1995, but the needs of students within the district have also changed dramatically during that time. Pihos, a former special education teacher, said the CPS report reveals a “gigantic error in funding,” and said other Illinois districts are being shortchanged at a time when funds are scarce. “It’s been almost 20 years since they’ve been given that money without any accountability,” she told the AP. Chicago district officials disputed Pihos’ claim that there had been an error in

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks at a news conference in 2012 in Chicago. funding, but they didn’t respond to questions about whether they felt the block grants were fair. Instead, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the district’s CEO, said Pihos’ legislation “deflects responsibility from the core issue Springfield must tackle to provide fair funding to every school in Illinois – comprehensive pension reform.” Pihos’ proposal reflects long-running tensions between educators in Chicago and those in its suburbs and downstate over how state funding is distributed. The debate has gotten increasingly heated as Illinois’ pension crisis has diverted money away from schools and other parts of the budget, with more than $852 million in education cuts between 2009 and 2013. Downstate and suburban districts have complained for years that CPS unfairly gets

the biggest slice of the funding pie, and still gets the same percentage it did in 1996, despite its smaller student population and shifts in needs statewide. Chicago, in turn, points out that its teachers are in a different pension system than those everywhere else in the state. While downstate and suburban districts’ teacher pensions are subsidized by the state, Chicago shoulders most of the cost of its teacher pensions. Former Democratic state Sen. Susan Garrett spearheaded successful legislation to exclude CPS’ annual block grant money from being used to fund bilingual education programs. To receive state dollars to fund bilingual programs, CPS now submits expenditure reports and is reimbursed in the same manner as all other districts. She also sponsored the 2011 law requiring CPS to file an annual report.

After Wednesday, seven still wanted on various charges • DRUGS Continued from page A1 Charged with aggravated battery and mob action were: Joshua J. Silva, 20, of DeKalb and Andres Mendez, 19, of DeKalb. A DeKalb boy was arrested on a charges of aggravated battery and mob action. Hugo G. Lazaro, 17, DeKalb, was charged with fel-

ony criminal damage to property. The arrests were not connected with a single investigation, police said. These people still were wanted Wednesday on the following charges, DeKalb police said: • Brandon J. Valentine, 23, of Chicago, accused of unlawful delivery of controlled substance near a park.

• Nathaniel O. Reynolds, 26, of Maywood, accused of unlawful delivery of controlled substance near a school. • Kyndal C. Meeks, 21, of Aurora, accused of unlawful delivery of controlled substance near a park. • Jordan C. Hopkins, 20, of Sycamore, accused of unlawful delivery of controlled substance near a park.

• Preston M. Williams, 27, of DeKalb, accused of unlawful delivery of controlled substance near a park. • Neil T. Mackey, 36, of DeKalb, accused of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. • Jaclyn M. Myers, 32, of DeKalb, accused of possession of a firearm without a firearm owner’s identification card.

Area police departments also will need to make changes • HANDS-FREE Continued from page A1 “We are watchful,” he said. “This is just going to be a wide expansion of what we’re already doing.” DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie agrees that it’s probably a bigger proven safety hazard than what can be measured by accident reports. He recalled a recent incident where an OnStar communication system caused a serious accident for a local woman. Those systems are legal and will remain so. “Obviously, we’re going to enforce this law like any other law,” he said. “It’s been an issue.” The new law also raises questions for police officers themselves. Many depend on cellphones for vital information that can’t be dispensed over public airwaves. Dumdie said the sheriff’s office will consider whether deputies’ squad cars will be equipped with hand-free mobile technology. Additionally, the department will adopt new policies on cellphone use.

The new law does allow officers to use cellphones while driving if the call is duty-related. Johnson said that his department’s current policy actually is stricter than the law that will take effect next year. Sycamore officers are allowed to use devices while driving only if it’s to check the plates on suspicious vehicles or to solicit information on a call. “We’re in the public safety business,” Johnson said. “We want to make the roads as safe as possible, not only for the general public, but for our officers as well.” He added that many Sycamore officers already use hands-free devices, but more may be done. “We’ve got some decisions to make,” he said. “Whether we buy specific hands-free devices for each squad car, it’s a decision we’re going to make shortly. We’d like to provide that tool necessary for officers to make a phone call.” Opponents of the law argue the responsibility should fall solely on the driver, not law enforcement. Local opinion appears

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relatively supportive of the restriction. “As careful as I am, it really changes my concentration,” said Mary Friedman of Hampshire. “I’m to the point where I have to pull over to make a call, so I think [the law] is a great thing.” Ron Simon of Genoa agreed that the law’s expansion is a good thing, but said in today’s world it’s necessary for many people to have phone access while driving, and the habit will be difficult for many to break. “I can see some people getting pulled over,” he said. Johnson said the argument parallels the mandatory seat belt law, which first took effect in Illinois in 1988. People didn’t like it at first, but understood it and eventually fell into the subconscious routine of compliance. However, the new law doesn’t completely ban cellular communications on the move. There is a menag-

erie of hands-free products available in most electronic marketplaces. Most hands-free car kits allow the driver to control their telephone from a panel mounted on or near the dash. The kits are normally priced between $60 and $200 depending on features such as sound quality, amount of memory and voice command capabilities. Other options include bluetooth gadgets worn by the driver or that attach to the sun visor. Johnson said when his officers start writing tickets, he’s sure there will be plenty of people playing dumb about the new law. But that’s won’t spare them a ticket. “I think [ignorance is] going to be an excuse for some,” he said. “This has been so highly publicized and been such a hot topic for so long, it would be hard for me to imagine a driver on the road today wouldn’t be familiar with it if they’re from Illinois.”

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SYCAMORE – Albert Wayne Bryant, 78, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Foster G. McGaw Hospital, Maywood. Born Aug. 27, 1935, in Aurora, the son of James L. and Irene H. (Kimpon) Bryant, Albert married Judith Ann (Erickson) Carr on July 12, 2003, in DeKalb. Al was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. After attending the University of California, Irvine, he was a mechanic and owner of a Shell service station. Al was a member of American Legion Post 99 in Sycamore and Aurora Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Rose Marie (Todd) Wells, Pamela (Matt) Buel, Brenda (Eugene) Vandermeir, Leslie (Quentin) Tingle and Phillip Bryant; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Herb (Vivian) Bryant; sister, Rosemary Lincoln; many nieces and nephews; the mother of his children, Norma Bryant Rappelt; stepchildren, Cheryl (Ray) Faivre, Dan (Sue) Carr, Brenda (Jeff) Walt, Michael Carr; nine stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Joyce Stewart and Shirley Greene. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb, with the Rev. Harold Grafe officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, with full military honors. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Albert W. Bryant Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

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Analysis of state budget not shocking

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Helping others is everyone’s responsibility To the Editor: “The individual should exist for his own sake.” – Ayn Rand. I would that we could sit back and acknowledge a single truth: We will always have a choice as a nation … to protect and nurture the individual or protect and nurture the community. We pride ourselves on individual achievement. We celebrate those who have “lifted themselves up by their bootstraps”, and we scorn those who “will not” do for themselves what we believe should be done to keep home and hearth together. But, to despise the poor, to denigrate those who cannot find work or sufficient work that will support them and their families; to suggest that I cannot help my fellow Americans without encouraging a degenerate society is beyond my understanding. You cannot build a nation from 315 million individuals working for their own interests. You can build a nation with a group of people who are willing to support and

nurture each other. You cannot be a patriot and look out only for yourself. A “nation” is an artificial construct, a philosophy created by humans. Instead, why not ask: “What is this nation about?” Are we all together one or every man for himself? Ayn Rand would remind us: There are masters of the universe and there are parasites; there are winners and there are losers. Only too recently, the taxpayers had to bail out the irresponsible behavior of the investment banks to the tune of over $700 billion. If we didn’t agree, we would suffer a worse disaster than the Great Depression. Simply put, we would collapse. We, the people, suffer with unemployment and jobs that cannot keep a family together. We look at our children and despair for their future. The masters of the universe, the bankers and the brokers, have consumed our hope. This is not about Barack Obama, or the Democrats or the Republicans. It is about the simple idea that we are all the nation. We

are the community, all of us, the weak and the strong, the fortunate and the disadvantaged. We are us. We need to build a nation where everyone is cared for and protected. To me, that is what freedom and liberty mean. I am my brother’s keeper. I am an American; I will hold up my brothers and sisters with everything that I have.

Barack Obama. It is the law. A tiny majority of tea-bagger fringe extremists in thrall to the billionaire Koch brothers (major contributors to every bagger campaign, including Adam Kinzinger’s) is trying to negate that election, deny the will of the people, and to deprive Americans of needed benefits. The spending bill that the Senate has passed would pass the Alena Dryden House – if Boehner, the “Orange Batavia Weeper,” would call a vote. Sycamore Middle School sixth-grade teacher Please call your Representatives Sick and tired and demand that they represent of John Boehner the interests of their constituents To the Editor: rather than those of the Koch I am sick and tired of listening to brothers and pass a clean funding John Boehner say “the President bill, and call Speaker Boehner to won’t negotiate” – and no one in insist that he call a vote now! the fourth estate has the courage To trash the economy by holding to call “balderdash” on him, so I the people hostage while insisting will: Balderdash! the President surrender in a fight There is nothing to negotiate. he has already won resoundingly The Affordable Care Act was is not only childish and irresponspassed by both Houses of Conable, it is dereliction of duty gress, signed by the President, deserving of empeachment. approved by the Supreme Court, and endorsed by the American Peter Gerlach people when we re-elected DeKalb

How to make a debt-limit deal and avoid disaster We are nearing the limit of the borrowing authority that Congress has given the federal government. Almost everyone agrees that the debt ceiling needs to be raised. Not even the flintiest conservative has advanced a plan for bringing the U.S. budget deficit to zero in the next few weeks. And the consequences of hitting the debt limit seem highly likely to be disastrous – even coming near it in 2011 seems to have hurt the economy. Ideally, Republicans and Democrats would agree to couple the increase in the debt ceiling with measures to address the underlying problem that keeps leading to increases: The mismatch between our spending commitments and revenue. The debt limit provides the only occasion on which Congress and the president have to take responsibility for the amount of debt their fiscal policies generate. This spring, I outlined some ideas for reducing the dangers of hitting the debt ceiling, and some ideas for reducing long-term debt that might generate bipartisan consensus. Watch the news for a few minutes, and you can see that no such consensus has jelled. No serious attempt has even been made to create one. Republicans, meanwhile, have adopted an unrealistic sense of how much of their policy agenda they can achieve by tying it to the debt limit. (An unrealistic sense of leverage seems to be a pattern with them this year.) Many of them want to force President Barack Obama to make major changes to his healthcare law, and in return give him nothing but the debt-limit increase. There is no precedent for the satisfaction of such demands. Look back at every previous piece of legislation that raised the debt limit while also making changes to other government policies, and almost always the debt limit was the occasion for a bipartisan

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru deal rather than the achievement of only one party’s goals. The one partial exception came in 2011, when Obama agreed to spending cuts without getting any tax increases. But even that deal illustrates the constraints of the debt limit as a tool for advancing one party’s agenda. Republicans had to accept that half the spending cuts would come from defense, which Democrats liked more than they did. And for all the wailing that sequestration has produced, it was more modest than what conservatives are asking for this year. It was not a structural change to the welfare state or a reduction in its scope. So the question now is – or should be – whether any genuinely bipartisan deal could be coupled with an increase in the debt ceiling. Reaching a deal would require what all voluntary exchanges do: a symmetric inequality of value. Republicans would give ground on policy A to gain it on policy B. A deal would be possible because Republicans valued B more than A, and Democrats valued A more than B. So, for example, Republicans might offer a temporary increase in spending from the levels of sequestration in order to delay the time when the Internal Revenue Service starts fining people for not buying insurance (which is scheduled for the spring of 2015). Republicans might do this because they think that delaying the mandate will make it easier for them eventually to get rid of the healthcare law, and Democrats might do it because they think their law will grow more popular with time. In that case, they couldn’t both be right, but they could both

be happy about the deal at the time they made it. At the same time, a deal should include policies that minimize the potential damage of a future debt-limit standoff. The most important one would be a law stipulating that even if the debt limit is breached in the future, the government will still be authorized to make debt-service payments in full, taking a default off the table. Republicans in the House have already passed a bill that would come close to doing this. Once this change is enacted, hitting the debt limit would mean having a partial government shutdown – which isn’t great, but not the disaster a default would be. Could any of this happen? Well, most Republicans have already backed off the demands that their maximalists have been making: A majority of the House has already voted to keep the government funded without defunding Obamacare (but making changes to it). House Speaker John Boehner has said that he would rely on Democratic votes if necessary to prevent a default. And he has also, at least through leaks, put relief from sequestration the table. When the House Republicans passed their bill to reduce the risks of a default, they implicitly acknowledged that the threat of default doesn’t actually provide the leverage to get anything constructive done, or at least anything worth the potential costs. They should follow that logic to its conclusion. Republicans can end the government shutdown, avoid a default and get a policy victory – but only if Democrats get one, too.

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

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An analysis of the state budget such as the one released last week by the Civic Federation hardly counts as earth-shattering news. The federation, a nonpartisan watchdog group based in Chicago, said Illinois’ current budget was a “lost opportunity” since lawmakers didn’t prepare for the dire financial realities that lie ahead. “This year was a lost opportunity as legislators failed to prepare for the extreme financial challenges everyone knows are on the immediate horizon,” said Laurence Msall, Civic Federation president. For the record Those realities? Ballooning pension payments and Illinois is in bad shape, the expiration of the tempoand taxpayers have been rary income-tax increase. waiting forever for lawThis space has been makers to address it. devoted many times to these financial pitfalls. The state’s pension plan is unsustainable, and nobody in Springfield is willing to fix it. The income-tax increase, pushed through by Democrats in a lame-duck session of the General Assembly in 2011, likely is to be made permanent by lawmakers, further limiting the disposable income that taxpayers have available to help the state’s struggling economy. In addition, Democratic lawmakers are floating the idea of a progressive income tax, which would be disastrous for job production in Illinois. The federation’s analysis of the $35.4 billion budget, which that took effect July 1, noted that while lawmakers used an unanticipated, one-time spike in tax receipts to pay down some overdue bills last year, the backlog is still projected to be about $5.8 billion at the end of the current fiscal year. Combine that with the $100 billion-state-pension problem, and, surprise, things don’t look good. Of course, things haven’t looked good for years now. Not that Springfield has done anything to correct it. Pensions have gone unreformed. Spending has not been curtailed. Medicaid reform hasn’t proceeded. The state’s buiness climate is as favorable as the Congress’ approval ratings. So, yes, the Civic Federation’s analysis hardly told us anything we didn’t already know: Illinois is in bad shape, and taxpayers have been waiting forever for lawmakers to address it.


End flu-shot hysteria In spite of an overwhelming endorsement from medical experts, some folks continue to be skeptical about the flu vaccine. That skepticism hasn’t been helped by television and radio commentators, one of whom went so far as to say in 2010 his listeners would be idiots to get a vaccination. Asked soon thereafter by CBS news magazine “60 Minutes” what she thought about such talk, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius didn’t hesitate. “Well, I tend to like to get my medical advice from doctors and scientists,” she said. “And that’s what we would urge people to do.” We join in that recommendation. Part of the concern about vaccinations grows out of a federal program in 1976. Roughly 40 million people got shots, and about 400 developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, a form of paralysis. Some died. Scientists were never able to figure out what caused those 400 cases, but some say it might have had no connection to the shots. About 140 new cases of the disease are diagnosed in the United States every week. In any case, medical experts argue that not taking the vaccine is a lot more dangerous than taking it. Some point out that for the vast majority of patients, the flu is no big deal. Its victims will feel lousy for a few days, and then they’ll be back at work or in school, good as new. Why, then, should people take the risk of getting the shots? The answer, the experts say, is that in a very few cases, the flu can be a very big deal. It can be deadly. Influenza kills between 3,000 and 49,000 Americans every year. And the only way to protect yourself from becoming one of those victims is to take the vaccine. Thus, the advice from the experts is straightforward: Get a vaccination. Children younger than 6 months are too young for the vaccine, but everyone else younger than the age of 25 should get it. So should pregnant women and anyone caring for youngsters younger than 6 months. The target groups also include health care and emergency medical service personnel, and anyone between 25 and 64 with a chronic illness or compromised immune system. What will happen if people ignore that advice? Medical experts say the answer is simple: A lot more people will die. If you want to be protected, get the shot. Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune

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Join us as we take you inside Miles Davis’ album, “Kind of Blue,” through an interpretive performance and an interactive discussion of the album’s style and contribution to the evolution of jazz.

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Novak, Diem among inductees this weekend AP photo

Joe Girardi signs 4-year extension with Yankees NEW YORK – Joe Girardi’s return as manager of the New York Yankees was all about family. Girardi (above) signed a four-year contract that could be worth up to $20 million Wednesday to stay with New York through 2017. With the Yankees missing out on the playoffs this season for the second time in 19 years, the 48-year-old Girardi got an early start on determining his future. He went over several possible scenarios with his wife, Kim, and three children that included taking a year off, pursuing a broadcasting job or managing somewhere else. But they quickly came to the conclusion that six years in New York was not enough. “It wasn’t ever a lot of thought that I might not possibly come back. I just had to make sure that everyone was still on board,” Girardi said on a conference call. Girardi was in the final month of his second threeyear contract (worth $9 million) with the Yankees since taking over for Joe Torre after the 2007 season, and he asked for a fourth year in the new deal. – Wire report

Group will be inducted into NIU Athletics Hall of Fame By STEVE NITZ Joe Novak plans on shaking a lot of hands and getting a lot of hugs this weekend. It will be an eventful weekend for the former Northern Illinois football coach. At 7 p.m. Friday, Novak will be inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Holmes Student Center. Former NIU offensive tackle Ryan Diem, who won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts, is also among the inductees. Saturday, Novak and the other Hall of Fame newcomers will be honored at halftime of NIU’s homecoming game against Akron.

Novak’s 2003 NIU team, which went 10-2 and had wins over Maryland, Alabama and Iowa State, also will be honored, as will the 1983 team that won the school’s first MAC title and major bowl game. Novak was the defensive coordinator for that squad. “A lot of good friends, a lot of good memories and a lot of really good kids that we coached,” Novak said. “Both of those teams.” After Novak arrived in 1996, the school’s Hall of Fame was the furthest from his mind. When Novak got to DeKalb from Indiana, NIU had endured five consecutive losing seasons under Charlie Sadler. The Huskies, who were in the Big West

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Northern Illinois running back Michael Turner (left) receives instruction from former Huskies head coach Joe Novak during practice Oct. 16, 2002, in DeKalb. from 1993 to 1995, spent the 1996 season as an independent before re-joining the Mid-American Conference in 1997. There certainly wasn’t talk of the school competing in a major bowl game during the initial Novak years, and the

Yordon and Chessick Centers were still a long way from completion. When Novak and the rest of those former players are at Huskie Stadium – NIU’s 1963 College Division national champion will also be honored,

Mick Coyne (men’s swimming, 1998-2001), Denise Dove (women’s basketball, 1987-91), Susan Henrichsen (women’s swimming, 1979-83), Dan Jaques (men’s track and field, 1969-73), the 1991 women’s gymnastics team and Walt Owens (baseball/instructor/ mentor, 1970-2007) are also in this year’s class.

the nearly completed Chessick Center will tower above the field and Yordon Center in the north end zone.

See NIU, page B3



8WHAT TO WATCH Pro football N.Y. Giants at Bears 7 p.m., NFL The Bears look to snap their two-game losing streak against the winless Giants. Auto racing NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Bank of America 500, at Concord, N.C., 2:30 p.m., FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Bank of America 500, at Concord, N.C., 6 p.m., ESPN2 Formula One, practice for Japanese Grand Prix, at Suzuka, Japan, midnight, NBCSN College football Rutgers at Louisville, 6:30 p.m., ESPN South Carolina State at North Carolina Central, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU San Diego State at Air Force, 8 p.m., CBSSN Arizona at Southern Cal, 9:30 p.m., FS1 Golf European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, first round, at Vilamoura, Portugal, 8 a.m., TGC PGA Tour, Open, first round, at San Martin, Calif., 4 p.m., TGC LPGA Malaysia, second round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11:30 p.m., TGC Pro baseball ALDS, Game 5, Detroit at Oakland, 7 p.m., TBS WNBA Playoffs, finals, Game 3, Minnesota at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

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Sycamore’s Kyle Akins (top) controls Belvidere North’s Ricardo Roman during their 113-pound finals match Feb. 9 at the Class 2A Rochelle Sectional. Akins won by technical fall. Akins, a senior, has committed to wrestle at the University of Buffalo.

Sycamore’s Akins, defending Class 2A, 113-pound state titleist, commits at Buffalo By JAMES NOKES


yle Akins had just left the University of Buffalo, but the Sycamore senior knew he wanted to go back. After an official recruiting visit this past weekend, Akins, a threetime state qualifying wrestler and the 2013 Class 2A 113-pound champion, offered his commitment to Bulls coach John Stutzman. “The new coaching staff at Buffalo is unbelievable,” Akins said of Stutzman, who was a Northern Illinois assistant coach for a year when Spar-

tans’ coach Alex Nelson wrestled for the Huskies. “[The staff] has a great background. They’ve coached NCAA qualifiers and have experience on the international level as well.” Akins made his college selection before the start of wrestling season because he wanted to avoid distractions during his final prep campaign. He expects to redshirt as a freshman in 2014-15 because Buffalo’s 2013 NCAA qualifier Max Soria will be a redshirt senior at 125 pounds. “I wanted to take the pressure of picking a school off me,” said Akins, who will study occupational therapy at Buffalo. “It will allow me to enjoy

Akins’ state final finishes 2013: Defeated Montini’s Tommy Pawelski, 3-0, in Class 2A finals at 113 pounds 2012: Lost to Montini’s Jordan Laster, 3-2, in Class 2A third-place match at 113 pounds 2011: Defeated Crystal Lake Central’s Michael Zelasco, 3-1, in Class 2A third-place match at 112 pounds

my season.” A former collegiate wrestler himself, Nelson was familiar with the recruitment process. Throughout Akins’ decision-making process, Nel-

son said he was there to offer support and answer any questions. Akins texted Nelson during his visit to Buffalo, a school he chose over Northern Illinois, Pittsburgh, Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion. “When it comes to making a school decision, you’ll know it when you are there,” Nelson said. “You walk around campus, stay with wrestlers on the team and visit the facilities. You get a feel for if you can fit in and grow as a student and an athlete at the school.

See WRESTLING, page B2


Giants can’t be taken lightly Anyone who thinks the 0-5 New York Giants can’t come into Soldier Field tonight and knock off the 3-2 Bears knows absolutely nothing about football. There are more than 20 players on this Giants team with Super Bowl rings they won together two seasons ago, and one of those world champions is the quarterback, Eli Manning, who has two rings and also is a two-time Super Bowl MVP. That’s one more of each than his more famous older brother, Peyton. With a supporting cast that includes All Pros Victor Cruz, Chris

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush Snee, Justin Tuck, Jason Pierre-Paul, Antrel Rolle and a number of other quality starters, Manning and company can beat anybody on any day or night if they show up and play their game. The good news for Bears fans is the Giants haven’t shown up yet this year. A huge part of the Giants’ problem is that Manning is having his worst year

as a pro, completing only 53.7 percent of his passes and throwing 12 interceptions versus eight touchdowns, and has already has been sacked 15 times. Another huge problem for Manning and the Giants has been the almost complete lack of a running game. The Giants rank 32nd, dead last in the league, and their No. 1 back, David Wilson, is out with a neck injury. AP photo The running game will be in the New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hands of Da’Rel Scott and veteran Brandon Jacobs, who was on the street leaves the field after Sunday’s 36-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherjust a couple of weeks ago.

See ARKUSH, page B5

ford, N.J. Manning and the winless Giants visit Soldier Field tonight.


Page B2 • Thursday, October 10, 2013


Daily Chronicle / MLB DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary)

Boys Soccer DeKalb at Sycamore, 4:30 p.m. Rochelle at Kaneland, 4:30 p.m. Rockford Christian at Genoa-Kingston, 4:30 p.m. Indian Creek, Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock at Little Ten Tournament, TBA Volleyball DeKalb at Sycamore, 6 p.m. Kaneland at Morris, 6 p.m. Burlington Central at Genoa-Kingston, 6 p.m. Indian Creek, Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock at Little Ten Tournament at Leland, TBA

AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston vs. Tampa Bay Friday: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Red Sox win series, 3-1 Oakland vs. Detroit Friday: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday: Detroit 8, Oakland 6, series tied at 2-2 Today: Detroit (Verlander 13-12) at Oakland (Gray 5-7), 7:07 p.m. (TBS)

NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh Thursday: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1, Wednesday: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1, Cardinals win series, 3-2 Los Angeles vs. Atlanta Thursday: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3, Dodgers win series, 3-1

FRIDAY Football Sycamore at Rochelle, 7:30 p.m. Morris at DeKalb, 7:30 p.m. Yorkville at Kaneland, 7:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at North Boone, 7 p.m. Volleyball DeKalb at Glenbrook North tournament, 5 p.m. Indian Creek, Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock at Little Ten Tournament at Leland, TBA Girls Tennis Sycamore, DeKalb, Kaneland at NI Big 12 tournament at DeKalb, 1 p.m. Boys Soccer Port Byron Riverdale at Indian Creek in Class A Indian Creek regional quarterfinals, TBA Hiawatha at Byron in Class A Oregon Regional quarterfinals, TBA

8SPORTS SHORTS NIU announces that football game is sold out Fans without tickets who want to attend Saturday’s Northern Illinois-Akron football game will have to earn entry via StubHub or ticket scalpers, or purchase a season ticket. NIU announced Wednesday that the game, which begins at 4 p.m., is officially sold out. There are a limited amount of season tickets available. Student tickets are distributed on a first-come, firstserved basis, and students are encouraged to arrive early. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., while tailgate lots open at 10:30 a.m. The NIU-Eastern Illinois game on Sept. 21 drew 23,595 fans and was the school’s first sellout since 2003.

NIU men’s soccer drops match to Northwestern Northwestern’s Chris Ritter scored a goal in the 57th minute to defeat Northern Illinois men’s soccer, 1-0. The goal came after an NIU foul at midfield. The Wildcats’ Scott Lakin took the free kick, found Ritter in the box and his header went in off the post. No. 14 Northwestern improved to 8-3 with the win, while NIU falls to 3-8. “We are disappointed in the result, we are always disappointed if we don’t get a result, no matter who we play,” NIU head coach Eric Luzzi said in a news release. “Northwestern is a legit top-15 team in the country and I thought, for large stretches of the game, we were on the front foot, had the better of the play. On the whole, we created the better of the chances. Huskies freshman goalkeeper Mike Pavliga made his first career appearance and finished with six saves. NIU plays at Bowling Green at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cardinals beat Pirates in Game 5 to win NLDS ST. LOUIS – Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-1, on Wednesday night and advance to the NL championship series. Wainwright scattered eight hits in his second dominant win of the division series, coming through for the Cardinals in a winner-take-all Game 5. – Staff, wire reports

NFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE North L T Detroit 2 0 Bears 2 0 Green Bay 2 0 Minnesota 3 0 East W L T Philadelphia 2 3 0 Dallas 2 3 0 Washington 1 3 0 N.Y. Giants 0 5 0 South W L T New Orleans 5 0 0 Carolina 1 3 0 Atlanta 1 4 0 Tampa Bay 0 4 0 West W L T Seattle 4 1 0 San Francisco 3 2 0 Arizona 3 2 0 St. Louis 2 3 0 W 3 3 2 1

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St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak (left) and defenseman Jordan Leopold (right) defend against the Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa (center) during the first period Wednesday in St. Louis. The Hawks lost, 3-2.


Steen’s late goal buries Hawks The ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS – Alexander Steen’s slap shot with 21.1 seconds remaining beat Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and gave the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Steen broke down the left side as part of a 3-on-1 rush. He kept the puck and let go a drive from just inside the circle that trickled through Crawford. The Blues (3-0) matched

their best start to a season, also done in the 1969-70 and 1993-94 campaigns. Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves in his third straight win. Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes also scored for St. Louis. Patrick Kane scored for the third straight game for the Blackhawks, and Jonathan Toews had the other Hawks goal. Crawford made 31 saves. Tarasenko gave the Blues a 1-0 lead when he beat Crawford with a wrist shot from the slot

with 4:16 left in the first period. Kane tied it with a power-play goal 1:17 later. Patrick Sharp’s shot from the right circle trickled through to Kane at the left post, and he swatted the puck in. In the second period, Backes put the Blues back in front at 8:37 when he redirected Alex Pietrangelo’s shot from the right point into the net. But after Jaden Schwartz went off for hooking, Toews tied it 39 seconds later when he shoved a

rebound past Halak. Notes: Kane’s power-play goal was the first allowed by the Blues in 12 chances this season. The goal also ended Halak’s shutout streak at 111 minutes, 52 seconds. ... The game featured a matchup of the two most successful coaches in Blues history. Current St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock entered with the best winning percentage of .676 (74-32-13). The Hawks’ Joel Quenneville is second at .598 (307-191-95).


DeKalb, Kaneland advance girls golfers DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF DeKalb sophomore Maggie Russell shot a 92 at the Class AA Burlington Central Regional held at Sycamore Golf Club, and was one of the 10 individuals to earn a sectional spot. Russell advances to the Class AA Rockford Guilford Sectional at Ingersoll Golf Course on Monday. It’s the second straight year Russell has advanced to sectionals. “She played very smart. The idea was play conservative, and then when you get a chance to really do well, to do that,” DeKalb coach Chuck Schramm said. “She played consistently her first nine and started doing better when it was really wide open her second nine.” Kaneland’s Tori Guyton also earned a sectional spot, shooting an 83. The Knights’ Julia VanGemert advanced with a 99. Five qualify out of Byron: Five area individuals earned sectional spots out of the Class A Byron Regional at Prairie View Golf Course. Genoa-Kingston’s Katie Thurlby (98), Andrea Strohmaier (100) and Sarah Howes (106) were among the 10 individual qualifiers. Samantha Bergstrand (108) and Delaney Bend (109) qualified for Indian Creek. Lauren Frances had a 113 for the Timberwolves but missed the cut. The five qualifiers will compete at the Class A Freeport Aquin Sectional at Park Hills VanGemert. “Very, very happy for Sa-

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PF PA 131 123 145 140 118 97 115 123

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PA 81 98 95 141

AMERICAN CONFERENCE North L T Pct PF PA 2 0 .600 117 110 2 0 .600 101 94 2 0 .600 94 87 4 0 .000 69 110 East W L T Pct PF PA New England 4 1 0 .800 95 70 N.Y. Jets 3 2 0 .600 98 116 Miami 3 2 0 .600 114 117 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 112 130 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 4 1 0 .800 139 79 Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 115 95 Houston 2 3 0 .400 93 139 Jacksonville 0 5 0 .000 51 163 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 5 0 0 1.000 230 139 Kansas City 5 0 0 1.000 128 58 Oakland 2 3 0 .400 98 108 San Diego 2 3 0 .400 125 129 Thursday’s Game N.Y. Giants at Bears, 7:25 p.m. Sunday’s Games Carolina at Minnesota, noon Oakland at Kansas City, noon St. Louis at Houston, noon Green Bay at Baltimore, noon Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, noon Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, noon Cincinnati at Buffalo, noon Detroit at Cleveland, noon Tennessee at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 3:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday’s Game Indianapolis at San Diego, 7:40 p.m. Thursday’s Result Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Sunday’s Results New Orleans 26, Bears 18 Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Philadelphia 36, N.Y. Giants 21 Arizona 22, Carolina 6 Denver 51, Dallas 48 San Francisco 34, Houston 3 Oakland 27, San Diego 17 Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Monday’s Result N.Y. Jets 30, Atlanta 28 Baltimore Cleveland Cincinnati Pittsburgh

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NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts 3 3 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 6 3 2 1 0 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 2 3 1 2 0 2 3 0 1 2 2 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts San Jose 3 3 0 0 6 Vancouver 4 3 1 0 6 Calgary 4 2 0 2 6 Anaheim 3 2 1 0 4 Phoenix 3 1 2 0 2 Los Angeles 3 1 2 0 2 Edmonton 3 1 2 0 2

St. Louis Colorado Winnipeg Blackhawks Dallas Nashville Minnesota

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GA 4 3 10 10 5 9 10

GF 17 15 15 8 6 7 11

GA 4 12 15 11 11 10 15


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Sauk Valley’s Carissa Gruhn hits the ball between Kishwaukee’s Lyndi Scholl (5) and Akeelah Muhammad (right) Wednesday at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. Kishwaukee defeated Sauk, 25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17. mantha and Delaney. It’s always good to see somebody qualify and go on to the sectionals,” Indian Creek coach Keith Haag said. “They worked on their games this year.” The Timberwolves finished fourth as a team, shooting a 444 and missing the sectional by six strokes. Genoa-Kingston was fifth with a 468. Royals’ Weissinger earns sectional spot: Hinckley-Big Rock senior Kim Weissinger was among the 10 individuals that qualified out of the Class A Westminster Christian Regional at Golf Club of Illinois. Weissinger shot a 107 for the Royals, who took sixth as a

team with a 446. Weissinger advances to Saturday’s Freeport Aquin Sectional.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Knights win at Byron: Kaneland took the top four spots in the 5K run at the Byron Handicap Races, and the Knights won the meet with a score of 16. Genoa-Kingston took sixth with 234 points. Dylan Kuipers won the meet with a mark of 17:29.55, while Jimmy Walker was second at 17:54.44 and Mitch Reger third (17:55.70). The Knights’ Kyle Carter was fourth at 17:57.48. CJ McPherson was G-K’s

top finisher, coming in 43rd at 20:18.73. The Cogs’ Kevin McLean was 46th at 20:30.00.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Hebel leads Cogs at Byron: Genoa-Kingston’s Nicole Hebel took 30th in the 5K run at the Byron Handicap Races, finishing with a time of 24:56.90. Shelby Mazza was 32nd at 25:07.40, while Maggie Bouque came in 33rd at 25:10.20. The Cogs took fourth as a team with a score of 148.

GIRLS SWIMMING Co-op gets win:

The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op defeated South Elgin, 124-56.

Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 4 3 1 0 6 13 10 Boston 2 2 0 0 4 7 2 Detroit 3 2 1 0 4 6 7 Tampa Bay 3 2 1 0 4 7 7 Ottawa 2 1 0 1 3 5 5 Montreal 3 1 2 0 2 9 8 Florida 3 1 2 0 2 5 11 Buffalo 4 0 3 1 1 4 10 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 3 3 0 0 6 12 3 N.Y. Islanders 3 2 0 1 5 12 7 Carolina 3 1 1 1 3 6 9 New Jersey 4 0 1 3 3 9 15 Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 6 6 N.Y. Rangers 3 1 2 0 2 6 14 Washington 3 1 2 0 2 10 12 Philadelphia 4 1 3 0 2 5 10 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Wednesday’s Results St. Louis 3, Blackhawks 2 Calgary 3, Montreal 2 Ottawa at Los Angeles (n) Today’s Games Colorado at Boston, 6 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Nashville, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Montreal at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 9 p.m.


Sycamore wrestler has All-American aspirations at Buffalo • WRESTLING Continued from page B1 “Kyle felt Buffalo as a school and as a wrestling program was the best fit for him. The Sycamore wrestling program is 100 percent be-

hind him and happy for him. He’s worked incredibly hard to create a great opportunity.” A redshirt year will help Akins prepare for the academic and physical rigors of an NCAA wrestling season. But once he hits the mat for

the Bulls, he has lofty goals that mirror the path of his prep career. “Being up on the podium every year in college is my goal,” Akins said. “I want to be an All-American a few times and am ready to put in the hard work necessary.

But I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. I’ve got a senior season and want to repeat as a state champion. “Again, I don’t want to look to far ahead, but I’d like to do it with a clean sheet this year and win every match.”

Wednesday’s Results New Orleans 99, Orlando 95 Minnesota 101, Toronto 89 New York 103, Boston 102 Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Portland (n) Today’s Games Houston vs. Indiana at Manila, 6:30 a.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Minnesota at Sioux Falls, S.D., 7 p.m. Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games New York at Toronto, 6 p.m. Boston vs. Philadelphia at Newark, Del., 6 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Charlotte vs. Miami at Kansas City, Mo., 7:30 p.m. Utah vs. Portland at Boise, 5 p.m.


Daily Chronicle /

Thursday, October 10, 2013 • Page B3


Young Illini look to Abrams to lead Groce in charge of team that features five freshmen, two transfers who haven’t played yet Akron’s Conor Hundley

By DAVID MERCER The Associated Press

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AKRON ZIPS (1-5, 0-2 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE) Last game: Lost, 43-3, vs. Ohio Last meeting with Northern Illinois: NIU 37, Akron 7 on Oct. 20, 2012 Key players: QB Kyle Pohl, RB Jawon Chisholm, CB Malachi Freeman, LB Justin March, ROV Anthony Holmes, WR Zach D’Orazio Observations: It’s been yet another struggle for the Zips, who haven’t had a winning season since winning the MAC in 2005. Akron did play Michigan in a close game, losing 28-24 at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 14, and suffered a 35-30 defeat to 3-2 Louisiana. The Zips are fifth in the MAC in rushing defense (165.3 yards a game), but 12th against the pass (270.8 yard a game). Rod Carey’s take: “In my estimation, and this is my opinion, I think they lost the Michigan game but Michigan did not beat them. They pushed around Michigan all day. I know they had some opportunities they wished they capitalized on and certainly had opportunities to get that win. So when you turn on that film, that tells you how improved they are.” Key stat: Akron hasn’t defeated an FBS team since 2010, when the Zips beat Buffalo in their final game of the year.

– Steve Nitz, @SNitz_DDC

Novak also honored by RedHawks • NIU Continued from page B1 They are only two of many signs showing how far the program has come since Novak first took the reigns. “When we went there in 1996, facilities were some of the first things we started working on,” Novak said. “... As I said way back, [the Chessick]’s going to help Northern attract coaches in the future. It’s going to help them attract recruits in the future.” Since Novak left, Jerry Kill, Dave Doeren and now Rod Carey have benefitted from what he built. Carey and Novak have a connection, as Carey played at Indiana when Novak was an assistant in Bloomington. “You look at what this program was when he came and what it was when he left. You can put it up there with some of the great turnarounds in college history with Bill Snyder and what he did at Kansas State and a few others,” Carey said. “I’m just so happy for Joe. It’s so well-deserved. He just locked his jaw and did it his way. He did it his way through a lot of adversity so I’m thrilled for him.” This will be the second consecutive year Novak has been honored by a MAC program. Last fall, the Miami (Ohio) alum and former RedHawks assistant was inducted into the school’s Cradle of Coaches Association. Other names Novak is included with at Miami are former NIU head coach Bill Mallory, Woody Hayes, Paul Brown and Bo Schembechler. Getting honored by those two schools isn’t something Novak was thinking about in his early tenure at NIU. “I was just hoping to keep my job, much less Hall of Fame,” Novak said. “It’s certainly a great honor. I look at both schools and I look at the people who were in those groups at Miami and at Northern, it’s a humbling thing. It certainly is.”

CHAMPAIGN – Looking around the practice gym Wednesday, point guard Tracy Abrams said he doesn’t yet know what kind of team the Illini will be once the season begins next month. “There’s no identity right now,” the junior said of a roster that includes five freshmen and two transfers who haven’t yet played for the Illini. Abrams will have a major say in shaping that identity. Abrams is one of just four players back from last season’s 23-13 team, the only one with any serious experience playing the point in college and, according to second-year coach John Groce, one of the key leaders on a very young team. Abrams has started 51 games in his two seasons at Illinois, but he has not been vocal. “Ya’ll know I’m pretty quiet,” Abrams told reporters. “Humble about myself.” Groce thinks he can be something more. “I think now he’s starting to get it,” Groce said, explaining that Abrams is working to create team chemistry on the court and off, hanging out with new teammates and veterans, trying to pull them together. A year ago, “he wasn’t thinking about that.” A year ago, Abrams was part of a team that opened with three senior starters and a graduate student who sometimes started, too. That team made a surprise trip to the NCAA tournament, riding the sometimes

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Illinois men’s basketball coach John Groce speaks at a media day news conference Wednesday in Champaign. Groce, who is entering his second year at Illinois, said he expects junior point guard Tracy Abrams to be one of the key leaders on a very young team. scorching shooting of Brandon Paul, one of those seniors who moved on, as far as it would take them. With the Nov. 8 opener against Alabama State less than a month away, expectations are probably not that high this season. Along with Abrams, fifthyear senior Joseph Bertrand will likely be one key piece. He said he’s fully recovered from a torn labrum in his right shoulder that required off-season surgery. “It was really, really slow,” he said of the healing

process. “I didn’t think I was ever going to be able to move [the arm] again.” Bertrand is another quiet player Groce is asking to take on a leadership role. And, after mostly providing a shot off the bench since he arrived at Illinois, he’ll be asked to provide more offense, too. Abrams and Bertrand – as well as 6-11 junior center Nnanna Egwu, who started 35 games last season, and transfers Rayvonte Rice and Jon Ekey – provide the bulk of the

experience Illinois can draw on. Beyond them, some of those five freshmen will have to play, Groce said. With a roster of just 11 players, there’s no choice. But so far none of them has nailed down a role. “Our freshmen are inconsistent right now,” Groce said. “They know that.” The team, the coach added, is so young that he’s had to change the way he organizes practices, slowing down the pace.

“I’ve put the brakes on,” the coach said. “There’s so many things I’ve whacked from the practice plans because we’re not ready for that. And that’s OK. ... Until guys know certain things, we’re not going to move on.” Abrams said part of his responsibility will be to help those players better, one small step at a time. “Are we getting better?” he asked rhetorically, sounding a little like a coach. “Are we getting better at one thing today?”

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Britton dreams of catching TD

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nse vs. Bears’ passing defense nning leads the league with 12 interceptions, is and has a passer rating of 65.8. Oh, and he’s Manning, and has All-Pro-caliber receivers in the Bears’ pass rush magically appears, the air Thursday night. Edge: Giants

ursday’s Edge night games on short rest, and the Bears’ ofextraordinary by any means. Manning isn’t as Giants might not be as bad as a 0-5 team, into the Bears’ hands. Look for a sloppy game but the Bears get back in the win column. 23, Giants 13


for Bears coverage going forward. Shaw Media’s Bears covnew 24/7 home for Bears football, led by one of the most

LAKE FOREST – Like all of his teammates, Eben Britton yearns for gamedays. On Thursday, the Bears’ 25-year-old offensive lineman will head to Soldier Field and strap on his shoulder pads beneath his No. 62 jersey. He’ll squeeze into spandex pants and lace up his cleats and grab his helmet with the “C” on the side before taking a short, expectant walk to the field. “I’m just waiting for my number to get called, man,” Britton said. It happened plenty of times last week against the New Orleans Saints as Britton logged 16 snaps. It could happen again Thursday as the Bears play host to the New York Giants. “No. 62 is eligible on the offense.” “No. 62 is eligible on the offense.” “No. 62 is eligible on the offense.” Now, if only Chicago’s most eligible lineman could catch a pass. As the Bears’ jumbo tight end, Britton serves as a sixth offensive lineman who also can run downfield to catch balls if necessary. “I’m always joking with them, ‘Put me on a seam route or something,’ ” Britton said. Because the 6-foot-6, 308-pound behemoth from Arizona has good hands. At least, he thinks he has good hands. “I feel like I have a good hands,” Britton said, “for a guy that never gets his hands on the ball.” Pretty funny stuff, unless you’re Bears offensive coordi-

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick nator Aaron Kromer, who was salty Wednesday when asked whether the offense was too predictable (see: too many running plays) with Britton as a sixth lineman. “Yeah, we’re as predictable as we’re either going to run the ball or pass the ball when he’s in,” Kromer said. “If everybody’s up and we decided to throw it deep with him in, I don’t know how Eben Britton that’s predictable. “In my history and our history of football, we’ve used an offensive lineman at tight end 10 to 16 times a game, and it’s really helped in both protection schemes and in the run game.” The point remains that Britton’s presence in jumbo packages narrows the number of possible targets for opponents to defend. It’s easier to double team Brandon Marshall or spy on Jay Cutler when one of the offense’s eligible receivers weighs more than a baby elephant. Unless Britton is a speedster. When asked for a first-person scouting report, Britton flashed a smile. “Definitely not a speedster,” Britton said. So more of a tough receiver who can go across the middle? Someone like Anquan Boldin?

“I like that comparison,” Britton said. “A tough guy like Anquan Boldin.” If and when Boldin 2.0 catches a pass, he will join a small fraternity of large men. The most recent Bears lineman to catch a pass was ex-guard Lance Louis, whose heads-up play on a tipped ball resulted in a 4-yard gain last season against the Tennessee Titans. On the other side of the field, the Bears have not allowed a pass to an offensive lineman since 2003, when Adam Timmerman of the St. Louis Rams hauled in a ball from quarterback Marc Bulger. Britton’s favorite example of a pass-catching lineman is, in his words, a guy named Guy. “When I was in Jacksonville, our jumbo tight end – a guy named Guy Whimper – he caught a touchdown against Green Bay last year,” Britton said. “It was huge.” Guy is huge, too, to the tune of 6-5 and 315 pounds. After Whimper scored, he stood up and raised the ball with his left hand. Teammates high-fived him and hugged him before he made his way to the sideline with a massive grin. If Britton ever finds the end zone, he likely will look equally as dazed. Let’s just say he hasn’t planned a touchdown dance. “I have no idea,” Britton said. “I think I’d be so excited that I wouldn’t even know what to do.”

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

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Continued from page B1 One area where the Giants can hurt the Bears, and where the Bears have been vulnerable, is with an extremely talented stable of receivers. Cruz and Hakeem Nicks are both No. 1 receivers, and Rueben Randle was drafted by the Giants last year out of LSU in the second round a little more than a dozen spots after the Bears picked Alshon Jeffery. Brandon Myers is the tight end the Giants wanted more than Martellus Bennett, signing him as a free agent from the Raiders and allowing Bennett to move on. Like Wilson, though, Myers is battling an injury, a bum ankle, and might not be available. The Giants’ offensive line has been awful this year. With the Bears struggling on the defensive line, this could be the key matchup of the game. Defensively, the Giants are as talented as any team in the league, but have struggled all season to produce. Tuck, Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka form as feared a pass rush trio as you’ll find in the league, but they’re dead last in sacks. The Giants were struggling so badly at linebacker with Spencer Paysinger and Keith Rivers outside and Mark Herzlich in the middle that they just traded for Jon Beason. Cornerbacks Corey Webster and Prince Amukamara, and safety Rolle were playing in the Super Bowl 18 months ago, but this year they’re 21st against the

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The best thing the Giants have going for them against the Bears might be the injury list. On Wednesday, coach Marc Trestman called Martellus Bennett, Stephen Paea and Charles Tillman game-time decisions. Bennett’s absence could help the Giants’ 32nd-ranked pass rush. Paea might be the Bears’ best run stuffer and his absence certainly can’t hurt the Giants’ 32nd-ranked ground game. If Tillman can’t go, then a Bears’ secondary that has been terribly vulnerable to the big play with him could become a tremendous liability with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks there to challenge them. pass. Webster will be unable to go with a groin injury. Without Wilson, rookie Michael Cox will return kickoffs, and Randle has been mediocre at best returning punts with a 6.3 average. Josh Brown has been OK placekicking. Punter Steve Weatherford has a gross average of 47.5 yards, but the Giants coverage has been awful, leaving Weatherford with a net average of 34.8. That also has been hurt by his four touchbacks versus just six punts inside the 20. So, we have a Bears team looking to improve its offensive output, keep Jay Cutler clean, find a few new targets in the passing game,


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With the loss of Nate Collins, the Bears’ depth chart shows Paea at the nose or anchor tackle and Landon Cohen at the three-technique, and Zach Minter as the only backup at both spots. But Minter, the undrafted rookie free agent out of Montana State, never has taken a snap in an NFL game. Look for Corey Wootton to log more time at tackle against the Giants than Minter.


The last time the Bears played the Giants, Jay Cutler was sacked nine times and knocked out of the game with a concussion in the first half. – Hub Arkush, improve pressure from the front four on defense and get Devin Hester off in the punt return game. Could they find a more tailor-made opponent for their second night game in less than three weeks? Unless the Giants make a miraculous turnaround, this is a game the Bears should win fairly handily. But take them lightly and wake the sleeping giants, and this team has more than enough talent to really ruin your night.

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How all 32 NFL teams stack up heading into Week 4, according to Hub Arkush: Brandon Flowers

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1. New Orleans Saints

2. Denver Broncos

3. Kansas City Chiefs

4. Indianapolis Colts

Only top club dominating on both sides of the ball.

You can’t give up 27.8 points a game and be No. 1.

The schedule’s been kind but Titans were a reasonable test – passed again.

Stomp the 49ers in San Fran and then handle Seattle – they’re for real.

Russell Wilson

Tom Brady

Terrell Suggs

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander shouts after striking out Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Vogt to end the seventh inning of Game 2 of an American League Division Series Saturday in Oakland, Calif.


Verlander gets ball for Tigers in Game 5

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5. Seattle Seahawks

6. New England Patriots

7. San Francisco 49ers

8. Baltimore Ravens

Could easily be 2–3, have to learn to play on the road.

They’re flawed but there isn’t a team in the league they can’t play with.

Rout of Texans without Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis was very impressive.

Keep trying to bury them and they keep bouncing back. Gutsy win in Miami.

Calvin Johnson

Jay Cutler

Andy Dalton

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9. Green Bay Packers

10. Detroit Lions

11. Bears

12. Cincinnati Bengals

Now how do they hang on until Clay Matthews gets back?

Without Megatron and Nate Burleson, we’ll call Packers their one mulligan.

Didn’t belong with the Saints but it’s still too early to write them off.

Perhaps they need to add Dr. Phil to the coaching staff?

13. Miami Dolphins

23. St. Louis Rams

Much-improved, but Ravens showed they’re not ready for primetime.

14. Houston Texans

Yeah, they beat the Jaguars, but what’s up with Fish’s D?

24. Philadelphia Eagles

If they can fix the QB, second-half schedule is much more favorable.

15. Tennessee Titans

Twenty-fourth, about what first-place tie in NFC East is worth.

25. Atlanta Falcons

Manned up for Chiefs but not enough weapons on offense.

16. Dallas Cowboys

Injury ravaged and offensive-line challenged.

26. Washington Redskins

Really Tony? At what point are crucial big game mistakes a trend?

17. Arizona Cardinals

Watch closely, should make a move coming off bye.

27. Minnesota Vikings

Defense is nasty, but they just don’t have the horses on offense.

18. Cleveland Browns 19. New York Jets 20. San Diego

No idea why they’d sign Josh Freeman to a one–year deal. Ron Rivera deserves better, but his seat is smoking right now. OK Mr. Schiano – be careful what you wish for.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers

They were interesting until they messed the bed in Oakland.

21. Buffalo Bills

They just don’t have the talent to be much better.

31. New York Giants

Doug Marrone another quality first-year coach, but injuries hurt.

22. Oakland Raiders

Can’t find the explanation, but they are this bad.

32. Jacksonville Jaguars

They’re finding a way with below-average talent.

Hopefully, Gus Bradley has a great sense of humor


Gibson: Pacers priority in Central Division RIO DE JANEIRO – Even 5,300 miles away from Chicago on Wednesday, the Bulls’ Taj Gibson was preparing for the “dogfight.’’ A few of them to be exact. In Gibson’s mind, the road to an NBA title still goes through Miami. But the road to Miami starts in the Central Division with Indiana. Asked which team is the biggest rival heading into the 2013-14 season? Gibson couldn’t separate the two. Basically, he dislikes both of them. “It starts with Indiana of course, just because they’re in the division,’’ Gibson said. “Every time we play, they

OAKLAND, Calif. – These decisive Game 5s sure are becoming familiar for Justin Verlander. Just like last October in Oakland, the Tigers have been pushed to a winnertake-all fifth game in their AL division series against the Athletics. And Detroit will have Verlander on the mound again tonight after he pitched a four-hit shutout in the 2012 clincher. “Well, you don’t pretend. It’s not just another game,” Verlander said after the Tigers evened the series with an 8-6 win Tuesday at Comerica Park. “The season is on the line. It was on the line for us tonight, too. This whole season, the way we battled and played as a team, comes down to one game, may the best team win. You can’t treat it just like another game. It’s a little bit different. There is more to it.” The A’s will counter with rookie Sonny Gray against Verlander again after they put on a pitching show Saturday night at the Coliseum. “He’s a little bit of a bulldog, he’s scared of nothing,” manager Bob Melvin said, noting Gray’s experience on the big stage Saturday. Melvin said he doesn’t know how he might use, if at all, 18-game winner and Game 1 loser Bartolo Colon, who is

“willing to do anything.” “I’m not really sure how I’m going to handle that yet,” Melvin said. Verlander dominated in a thrilling pitcher’s duel with Gray, although he had nothing to show for it in a 1-0 loss. Verlander is riding a 22-inning postseason scoreless streak against the A’s, and has 33 strikeouts over the past three playoff matchups with Oakland, 11 in each outing. Not that the A’s are counting. “He’s been beaten before, it can happen again,” third baseman Josh Donaldson said. Verlander acknowledged it would have been great to pitch the playoff opener, while also noting 21-game winner Max Scherzer more than earned the nod. Now, Verlander gets the ball for his most meaningful start this year – to extend the season tonight. With Scherzer pitching in relief Tuesday, Verlander became the automatic Game 5 choice for manager Jim Leyland. “I don’t want to sit here and tell you we planned on doing it, but it was an option,” Leyland said. “It worked out good for us. We took our best shot and we had to because we were behind the 8-ball a little bit. We took that shot and, hey, both teams are going to have a good pitcher going two days from now.”

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hard team to love, but fact is Rex Ryan is doing an amazing job.

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28. Carolina Panthers

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don’t like us, we don’t like them. A lot of talking, a whole lot of trash-talking. You see what’s going on with Joakim and Roy Hibbert already.’’ Yep, already. Hibbert went out of his way to let it be known on media day that he doesn’t like Noah, but did try and soften the jab by saying he at least respected him as a player. Thanks. And Noah responded last weekend by making sure all the Pacers players could hear his trash-talking from the bench as he was nursing a groin strain. “[The Pacers] have the same kind of style like us, they have a hard-nosed mentality like us, and the one thing about them

is they like to feel like we overshadow them,’’ Gibson said of the rivalry. “You can see that when we clash, a lot of bodies banging and a lot of trashtalking, because they take the mindset that we somehow put them below us.’’ Games against Miami might not have the physicality that the Pacers bring, but that doesn’t mean they are any less intense. “When we play Miami it’s just a dogfight,’’ Gibson said. “Neither team shakes hands much before or after the game, both when we play Miami and Indiana. That’s when you really know it’s a dogfight. How much trash-talking is going on in those games that people don’t hear or see? We just

don’t like either one of those teams.’’ The Bulls will get a good look at both early on. They not only have a second preseason game with the Pacers next week, but play them the fourth and eighth games of the regular season. Of course they open the 2013-14 campaign in Miami on Oct. 29, sitting by to watch the Heat get their rings. “Miami is still the team to beat,’’ Gibson said. “They still have [Dwyane Wade], Chris Bosh, a lot of size now, so I think they’re still the team to beat. They’re the champs.’’ • Joe Cowley covers the Bulls for the Sun-Times. He can be reached at jcowley@

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Insider A closer look at the prep volleyball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON BRIDGET HALAT Genoa-Kingston, jr., OH, Halat recorded 11 kills in Genoa-Kingston’s two-game victory over North Boone on Tuesday.

WHAT TO WATCH DeKalb at Sycamore, 6 p.m. today Sycamore looks for some revenge after DeKalb beat the Spartans in two games in their first matchup. File photo by Monica Maschak –

Genoa-Kingston’s Bridget Halat sets the ball during the second game of a match against North Boone on Sept. 12 in Genoa. The Cogs won the match.

VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK Burlington Central at Genoa-Kingston, 6 p.m. today Genoa-Kingston will seek to get back in the hunt in the Big Northern Conference when it hosts their rivals from Burlington.

POWER RANKINGS 1. DeKalb (17-3, 5-0 NI Big 12 East) – The Barbs keep rolling in conference. 2. Genoa-Kingston (13-8, 6-2 Big Northern Conference East) – The Cogs playing well once again. 3. Kaneland (9-10, 3-2 NI Big 12 East) – Knights still in contention for conference crown. 4. Hinckley-Big Rock (8-6-1, 4-3 Little Ten Conference) – The Royals picked up a big win over Indian Creek in the LTC Tournament. 5. Indian Creek (7-11, 4-2 LTC) –The Timberwolves reached the Little Ten consolation finals. 6. Sycamore (11-8, 2-3 NI Big 12 East) – The Spartans went 4-1 at the Sterling Invitational this past weekend. 7. Hiawatha (2-15, 0-5 Little Ten) – The Hawks fell twice in Little Ten Tournament.

Genoa-Kingston coach likes new lineup By ROSS JACOBSON Genoa-Kingston coach Keith Foster has the Cogs focusing on ball control as his team prepares for Burlington Central and Richmond-Burton, two of its biggest remaining tests in the regular season. The Cogs ran out a new lineup against North Boone and Foster thought his team made better decisions with the ball.

“As long as we can do that, we’re a tough team to beat,” Foster said. Foster said his team has had a tendency throughout the season to give up too many free points to its opponents, allowing them to score on service errors and passing errors that shouldn’t happen to a team vying to be one of the best in its conference. “Our goal lately has been to limit those mistakes,” Foster said. “The difference between

us and those stronger teams is we’re giving 13, 14, 15, 16 free points and we’re getting eight. We’ve got to close that gap.”

T’wolves dealing with slow starts: Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher couldn’t explain why her team lacked focus in the Timberwolves’ Little Ten quarterfinals loss to Hinckley-Big Rock. Just a week earlier, Indian Creek rallied past their Little Ten rivals for a crucial three-

game win. “They were really fired out and we were just kind of playing with no energy,” Crutcher said. “They were wanting this really bad, we’ve got to rise up to that intensity.” But Indian Creek righted the ship against Hiawatha in the Little Ten Tournament consolation semifinals for an easy two-game victory and will look to keep the momentum going as the playoffs near.

Cogs, Spartans get another chance at statement Three weeks ago, Genona-Kingston and Sycamore didn’t play their best. Traveling on the road to face their conference rivals (Burlington Central and DeKalb, respectively), the Cogs and Spartans each lost in two games. They were games circled on the schedule, no extra motivation needed.

VIEWS Ross Jacobson The losses put both teams behind in the conference standings, but much has changed in three weeks. Sycamore comes off a promising 4-1 mark at the Sterling Invite

while G-K’s only other conference loss came to Richmond-Burton. Both are playing well and have an opportunity to shake up the conference races by toppling their league’s best team. More so than that, they both have a chance to gain valuable confidence and experience. “We’re excited for that challenge as always,” G-K coach Keith

Foster said. And with the playoffs starting at the end of this month, there may be no better team for a statement win. • Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at or follow him on Twitter @RossJacobson.


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O V I T M S A E F C Y M S FIL Annual event helps students pursue a career in the arts By DOUG OLESON


he main reason Shela Lahey started the Sycamore Film Festival two years ago was to encourage young filmmakers. The festival raises funds for college scholarships for students pursuing a career in the arts. “It started because I wanted to do a student program at the high school,” Lahey said. “I wanted to introduce student films and promote them. ... I love helping students any way I can because it’s a tough business and it’s really hard for students.” The third annual film fest will be held Friday at the DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore. The idea for the festival began in 2009, when Lahey showed a short feature she had produced at several film festivals. At the time, she was beginning research for a documentary she wanted to make about Sycamore. “I was just so struck by the generosity of this little town and how much history there was, and I thought, wouldn’t it be great to make a film on this and have a festival to show it?” Lahey said. She began calling friends who had found success in the industry, asking if they would do a small festival. She originally planned to include 12 filmmakers, but everyone she contacted said yes, and the word spread. To her surprise, filmmakers – including a 16-year-old student filmmaker in Lebanon – began contacting her. “These were Emmy Award winners, Academy Award winners, people who have done Robert Altman films, all kinds of work,” she said. “It just kept growing and growing.” The first festival, in 2011, showed 45 films from around the world, from very short films

If you go What: Sycamore Film Festival When: Friday Where: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore Details: Public screenings of the six films are from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A question-and-answer session with filmmakers will be held after each screening. A concert by Buffalo Jump will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore. Tickets: $25, includes all films, Q-and-A, popcorn and concert. People can attend the concert alone for a donation. Information: to full-length features. Filmmakers included Tony Award-winning producer Mark Medoff; Barbara Turner, who wrote the screenplay for “Pollock;” Kelley Katzenmeyer, who won the 2010 Young Arts/Gold Award; Mitch Markowitz, who wrote the film “Good Morning Vietnam” and such TV classics as “MASH,” “Monk” and “The Facts of Life;” and Sycamore High School alum Michael Dunker. “I’m so impressed with what Shela and her team have put together,” Medoff said. “I watched the festival evolve from nothing to one I so much enjoyed two years ago. Audiences were smart and enthusiastic and I met several people who made powerful impressions on me, including the literate (Sycamore) police chief, Don Thomas.” Medoff and Dunker are returning to screen films in this year’s festival. “Obviously, we’re more excited to show at the Sycamore Film Festival because of the personal connection, but also, this event was the first festival to accept our first film and

gave us our first award, and it happened in my hometown,” Dunker said. “That was an amazing moment.” The first two festivals were each held over three days at Sycamore State Theatre. Scheduling conflicts this year forced the festival to scale back to a single day and move to a new location. It’s also the first year Lahey hasn’t screened one of her own films; her Sycamore documentary was screened in 2011 and a documentary on DeKalb was shown in 2012. “I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to do a third one, but our passion is really for the students and the high school program,” Lahey said. “I was going to make a film on another icon in DeKalb County, but the funding wasn’t there, so we’ll probably do it next year. I wasn’t going to do a festival, but the schools came to us and asked us to do one. I was so moved that it was so important to them that we decided to do a third festival.” Lahey credits Dave and Suzanne Juday of Ideal Industries with sponsoring this year’s festival. She said all six of the movies chosen are from filmmakers who have won awards in past years. The longest is only 34 minutes; altogether, they’re a little over an hour. “So no one can say, ‘I can’t sit through all of it,’” she laughed. As in the past, this year’s festival will begin with a special screening at Sycamore High School. Members of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce will receive a special “V.I.P. Sneak Peak” at noon. Public screenings begin at 4 p.m. After every screening, moviegoers can talk with the filmmakers. For many people, that’s the highlight of the festival. “We got all the different aspects of how films are made,” Thomas said of the public discussions. “I think the panelists had as much fun as the audience. As they were answering questions, they were talking among themselves. It was neat seeing the interplay between the writers, directors and producers.” Lahey said her favorite part is the high school program, especially introducing students to people their own age who are making movies. “It’s been a really nice connection,” SHS principal Tim Carlson said. Carlson screens the films before they’re shown at the school. “It gives our kids some insights into that career.” Dunker’s favorite part is returning to his alma mater to speak to students. “I sat in those seats, listening to handfuls of speakers, but not one of them said, ‘You can go to Hollywood and make movies.’ I am that person that gets to say that,” he said. “I’ve worked with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Jonze to Robert Redford, and being able to name-drop those people, after growing up in the same town these students did, might be enough to get one person to start believing their dreams might happen. It doesn’t matter what you want to do; it matters that you try to do it.”


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things to do this weekend starring Tom Hanks; “Machete Kills,” an R action movie directed by Robert Rodriguez that stars Danny Trejo; and a new adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” PG-13.

Checkmate National Chess Day is celebrated on Saturday this year. Take part by playing chess with friends in person or online, and check the newspaper to see if any chess clubs are holding any events this weekend.

Striking out At the movies The big movies opening this weekend are “Captain Phillips,” a PG-13 biopic


STAGE Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. PR Productions’ “A Day in the Life of Murder”: 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12, Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Tickets: $25, includes buffet dinner. Cash bar available. Reserve tickets by Oct. 6 at or 888-395-0797. Indian Valley Theatre’s “Arsenic and Old Lace”: 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $12 at www. or at the box office one hour before each performance. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. PR Productions’ “Fiddler on the Roof”: 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 23, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. www. or 888-3950797. Stage Coach Players’ “A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. AUDITIONS AUDITIONS Stage Coach Players’ “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” auditions: 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Musical to be staged March 13 through 16. Rehearsals begin in January. CCT’s “The Three Musketeers” auditions: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. Cast is limited to those in high school or older.

National Family Bowling Day is Saturday. Take the family to the local bowling alley for a couple of games, or get together with a group in your “spare” time – it’s a great way to spend a couple of hours!

and exhibitionist. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. “Memorial Tribute to the Pesut Family: Croatian Immigrant Experience in Finn Town, DeKalb, IL”: Through Oct. 25, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Commonalities in the immigrant experience are presented through Frances “Peppy” Pesut’s heirloom crocheting, legal papers, certificates, some tools and household items, service awards from employment, and family photographs. Open 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and by appointment at 815-758-1351. Free; open to the public. Digital photographs by Jim Dester: Through Nov. 8, The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 815-758-0313. Email: dan@ “A Mighty Bunch of Characters”: Through Nov. 14, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, off the Main Atrium, door 12 or 58, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. Group exhibition of of 30 local artists. Free. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Closing reception: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762. DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Exhibit Gallery: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, Labor Day through Memorial Day, or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free. com. 815-756-8737.




“On Watching and Being Seen”: Through Oct. 19, NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Exhibition features 28 artists exploring the roles of voyeur

Comedian Brian Regan: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $39.75 at www.Livenation. com,,


Game days It’s another busy weekend in the sports world. The MLB playoffs are taking place, there are plenty of football games (NFL and college), the NASCAR Chase is entering the final stretch and more. Check your TV listings for more information.

Book it Sunday is the start of Teen Read Week. Libraries across the U.S. are taking place in this annual event that is geared toward getting teens to read. This year’s theme is Seek the Unknown @ Your Library. Contact your library for more information.

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REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Artisan Market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, Roberts Conference Center, Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. Free. Sycamore Film Festival: 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11, DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Question-and-answer session with filmmakers held after each screening. Concert by Buffalo Jump held from 9 p.m. to midnight at Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore. Tickets: $25. Information: www. ALPHA: Friends of Antiquity Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m., Jack Arends Visual Arts Building, Room 102, NIU, DeKalb. Free. 815-787-6478. Schedule: • Oct. 17: “Decorative Standardization, Social Status and Urban Tenancy in the Apartments of Roman Ostia” • Nov. 7: “Fires of Etruria: Bronzes of the Ancient Etruscans” • Nov. 14: “Mary, The Human Mother of God: Her Presence, Role and Significance in the Orthodox Church and in Byzantine Art” • March 6: “The Long Lost Tomb of King Herod the Great at Herodium” • April 3: “When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great” NIU Art Museum film series: Running in conjunction with museum’s exhibition “On Watching and Being Seen.” artmuseum • “Catfish”: 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Montgomery Auditorium, NIU campus Authors readings and reception: 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Anthropology Museum, Cole Hall, NIU, DeKalb. Poet Todd Davis and author Kenneth Womack are both alumni of NIU. Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 15, The House Cafe,

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263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. www. Barbara Rinella portrays Cleopatra: 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. Tickets: $50, includes a pre-performance reception and refreshments at 1:15 p.m. Proceeds support the DeKalb Public Library’s expansion. Purchase tickets at the library or call 815756-3292 or 815-756-9568. “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 8 p.m. Nov. 15, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Doors open at 7 p.m.; seating begins at 7:40 p.m. Tickets: $10. 815-7581225. Free holiday movies: 11 a.m., Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore. Bring a gift for Toys for Tots. Schedule: • Nov. 23-24: “It’s A Wonderful Life” • Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1: “White Christmas” • Dec. 6-8: “Polar Express” • Dec. 14-15: “Christmas Vacation” • Dec. 20-24, 26: “Elf” • Dec. 27-29: “Home Alone” HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN Amenti Haunted House: 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. $13. “Terror in the Timber” Haunted Trail: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Sannauk Woods in Somonauk, on Route 34 between Sandwich Airport and Somonauk Road. Twilight performance for children is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $8, adults; $6, children younger than 10. Halloween Fest: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Plowman’s Park, 48W508 Hinckley Road, Big Rock. Free. Family event includes haunted house, costume parade, magicians, hayrides, games and pumpkin-carving contest. www.halloween-fest. com. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween Concert: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Free.

Fazioli Piano Dedication concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., NIU, DeKalb. Program will include works by Debussy, Gounod, Schumann, Liszt and others, and conclude with a four-piano rendition of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Free; open to the public. Ronnie Rice from New Colony Six: 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25. 815786-2555. NOT Made In USA tour: 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Otto’s Niteclub, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Show includes Aussie punks The Novocaines, Brit rockers Exile Parade and Mexicano garagebluesmen The Copper Gamins. Tickets: $6. Aoife O’Donovan: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Cover charge: $12; discounted pre-sale tickets available at event/451724. 815-787-9547. Music Fest: 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Sandwich High School, 515 Lyons Road, Sandwich. Area marching bands will perform. Tickets: $8, adults; $5, students. Information: 815-786-1830 or Kishwaukee Concert Band’s “Fall Changes”: 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Boutell Memorial Hall, Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Free. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb. Tickets: $35 to $55. Purchase tickets at the Convo Center box office, all Ticketmaster Outlets,, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan, Free and Easy tour: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Maggie Rose will open the show. Ticket: $35 to $55; purchase at the Convocation Center box office, Ticketmaster. com or 800-745-3000. June’s Got the Cash: 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25. 815-786-2555. www. Metales M5: 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to 25. 815-786-2555. www. Ashley Lewis and Legacy Christmas Show: 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. www. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www. That’s Amore: The Dean Martin Story: 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. Creole Stomp: 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. www.

Gaelic Storm: 7:30 pm. Feb. 15, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $25 to $37 at 815-758-1225, or the Egyptian Theatre box office. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s ADM Young Artists Concerto Competition Winner Concert: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. William Yang: 7 p.m. March 8, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert: Shostakovich and Steel: 7:30 p.m. May 3, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building. Contact conductor Seth Houston at or 303815-0648. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, band room at Door 16 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Allvolunteer band for anyone age 18 or older who has played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. No auditions needed. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@

8BRIEFS Alaska presentation coming to DeKalb Holland America Line’s complimentary “On Stage Alaska” presentation will visit the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center in DeKalb at 2 p.m. Oct. 27. The live event provides a glimpse into the state’s history, scenery, wildlife and local hospitality for travelers interested in planning an Alaska trip. The program includes the 2014 Alaska Land+Sea Tour destination film and features a presentation by people who have lived and worked in Alaska. “On Stage Alaska” also highlights information about Holland America Line’s Alaska cruise itineraries including the Alaska, Triple Denali+Yukon summer solstice trip, sponsored by the NIU Annuitants in June 2014. Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center is located at 231 Annie Glidden Road. To make a reservation for the

presentation, email Steven Johnson at or call Carder Travel at 815-756-1547.

Halloween Fest in Big Rock The annual Halloween Fest will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Plowman’s Park in Big Rock. This free family event has something for everyone to enjoy. There will be two haunted houses; one for the brave and an interactive kiddie haunted house for younger children. There also will be stage shows, clowns, face painting, magicians, jugglers, haunted hayrides, bounce houses and games with a prize every time. Children can make their own scarecrows and crafts. There also will be a costume parade and a pumpkincarving contest. All activities are free. A child ID service will be provided free for parents.

Dinners, baked goods and raffle tickets will be available for a minimal cost. The Halloween Fest is sponsored by Big Rock, Hinckley and Sugar Grove. For more information, visit www.

in Somonauk. A twilight performance for the faint of heart (children younger than 10) will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children younger than 10.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact Jennifer Boring at 815-786-1830 or

Terror in the Timber returns to Sannauk Woods

Music Fest set in Sandwich

The Sandwich High School Music Department will present the sixth annual Terror in the Timber haunted trail to raise money for its music programs. More than 75 people will be deep in the woods ready to scare and torment visitors. A hayride will begin and end the journey. In the middle, will be a 20-minute walk deep into the creepy woods. Terror in the Timber will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at Sannauk Woods on Route 34 between the Sandwich Airport and Somonauk Road

Area marching bands will perform in the annual music fest starting at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Sandwich High School, 515 Lyons Road. Sandwich Madrigals will open the event by singing the national anthem. Bands scheduled to perform include those from Peotone, Evergreen Park, Coal City, Oregon, Marengo, Marmion, Genoa-Kingston, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Rolling Meadows, Sycamore, Kaneland, Morris, Grayslake North and Sandwich’s own Renegade Regiment and Junior Regiment.

CCT will hold open auditions for its January production of “The Three Musketeers.” Auditions will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. This show will be produced by CCT’s Center Stage Productions and as such the cast is limited to those in high school or older. The show will be presented Jan. 12, 13, 19 and 20, with six performances in all. For more information, visit www.

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Stage Coach presents ‘Rope’

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The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of 30 area artists titled, “A Mighty Bunch of Characters.” The exhibition is curated by Dorothea Bilder and will be open through Nov. 14. Pictured is one of the works in the show by artist Richard Beard.

KC Gallery hosts ‘A Mighty Bunch of Characters’ The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting a group exhibition titled “A Mighty Bunch of Characters” through Nov. 14. The exhibition is curated by Dorothea Bilder and includes the works of 30 local artists, including Northern Illinois University Art faculty, some of whom are retired and some still teaching. The artworks in the show include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. Artists included in the exhibit are: Renie Adams, Carmen Armstrong, Walter Ball, Michael Barnes, Richard Beard, Jay Paul Bell, Dorothea Bilder, Robert Bornmuetter, David Driesbach, Yale Factor, Larry Gregory, Dan Grych, Bill Haendel, Julie Kiefer-Bell, Frank Kulesa, Ron Mazanowski, Jack McCar-

thy, Louis Mustari, Ashley Nason, Dale Osterle, Charlotte Rollman, Ulli Rooney, John Rooney, Tamara Shriver, Lee Sido, Ed Syrek, Frank Trankina, Bruce White and Joseph Wood. A closing reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The Art Gallery has relocated to new space on campus and is located off the Main Atrium at the college. Visitors should enter through Doors 12 or 58. The gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Steven Hoover, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery director, at 815-825-2086, ext. 5610, or at steven.hoover@

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Stage Coach Players will open Patrick Hamilton’s “Rope,” a suspenseful play set in London circa 1965, today. Directed by Scott Morris, the story concerns two wealthy graduate students, Brandon and Granillo, who strangle their “inferior” classmate Ronnie to prove their superiority by committing the “perfect” murder. They hide the body in a large antique chest, then invite Ronnie’s friends and family for a seemingly normal dinner party – directly over the dead body. Emotions run high and tensions rise as Ronnie’s mysterious absence is questioned and Brandon’s subtle hints lead the conversation to a discussion on the art of murder. It’s surprisingly cheery stuff until a drunken guest begins to unravel Brandon and Granillo’s carefully laid plans. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 17, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. Tickets are available online or by phone at 815-758-1940. For more information, visit www.

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Unaware there is a dead body in the chest, Leila (Justyna Palasiewicz) and Raglan (Sean Henson) chat as a cagey Brandon (Josh Smith) listens in this scene from Stage Coach Players’ production of “Rope,” which opens today.

Kish Concert Band opens season The Kishwaukee Concert Band will open its 12th season at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Boutell Memorial Hall at Northern Illinois University. “Fall Changes” will be directed by Dave Lehman and Gene Vanden Bosch, with a special appearance by retired director, John Hansen. Supporting the band are the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Mary E. Stevens Concert & Lecture Fund. After the opening “Star Spangled Banner,” Lehman will conduct William Latham’s “Brighton Beach” concert march. “A Copland Tribute” will be conducted by Van-

den Bosch. The well-known “Guadalcanal March” from “Victory at Sea” will follow. Elizabeth “Beth” Wilkins will be the alto sax soloist for “Harlem Nocturne.” Wilkins is originally from the St. Louis area, earning a Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a master’s degree from University of Illinois. She was a band director in both Illinois and Indiana before pursuing a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has performed with many different wind ensembles and jazz bands, as well as the St. Louis Symphony and Alton Municipal Band. She also won a St.

Louis Young Artist Recital competition. Wilkins is a full professor at NIU in the Department of Leadership, Education Psychology and Foundations where she teaches courses in curriculum, instruction and teacher leadership. The concert also will include selections from “The King and I,” “Looney Tunes Overture” and “Overture for Winds.” The family of Maxine Stoddard of Malta is sponsoring this concert, along with a donation to the Kishwaukee Concert Band. Maxine loved music and she was very proud of being the first president of the Malta Music

Boosters when John Hansen came to the Malta schools as the band and choral director. The band will play “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” in her memory. Hansen will end the concert with the ever-popular Sousa march, “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The concert is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For more information about this concert or how to sponsor a concert, call Sue at 815-899-4867, find the band on Facebook or visit www. The next concert will be Dec. 18.

Non-Silent Auction offers unique items A night of live music and raffles and a not-so-silent auction will fill the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. The Non-Silent Auction is the idea of the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance Class of 2014 acting majors. Instead of the typical silent auction format, NIU student and alumni musicians will play live music throughout the auction. The music will be similar to a coffee house style, and refreshments will be provided. There is no cover fee and free babysitting will be offered. People can bid on baskets while listening to guitarists, singers and harpists. Raffles at the Non-Silent Auction are geared toward both students and families in DeKalb. Some of the baskets being auctioned off are donated by local businesses,

such as a ring made of a piece of broken skateboard (donated by Smalltown Skate Shop), $100 gift certificates to DeKalb Tattoo Co. and Armor Technologies Computer Store, and guitar lessons at Ax in Hand. Other packages are courtesy of NIU students and faculty: live characters for a child’s birthday party, playwright workshop for teens (donated by Luke Krueger, NIU faculty and published playwright), and hair and makeup package for prom or a school dance (donated by Christy Gianneschi, NIU actor who has done makeup and hair for film and TV). A full list of items being raffled off can be found on the senior class website, The senior actors are holding events throughout the year, both to get more involved in the community and also to

raise money to create senior film reels, travel to professional auditions, and hold a scene night, a presentation of scenes and monologues for agents and theater directors in Chicago. Caitlin Cavannaugh, a senior acting major, is one of the organizers of the upcoming event. “Sometimes, it’s as if we’re in our own little world here at NIU, and we really want to get to know the community more. A huge part of being an artist is to serve the community,” Cavannaugh said in a news release. Some additional events planned by the graduating class include theater workshops for kids and teens on Nov. 9 and a radio play of the holiday favorite “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 13 through 15.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ perfect for date night October brings several fun things for the kids to do. What about the adults? Indian Valley Theatre has the perfect Halloween season date night activity with its production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Sandwich Opera House. “Arsenic and Old Lace” is one of theater’s funniest dark comedies by the American Provided photo

The community is invited to attend the fourth annual Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Artisan Market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. The event features a wide variety of unique handmade jewelry, textiles, original paintings and photography, pottery and ceramics, edibles, holiday items, a raffle, and home decor. Admission is free. Raffle baskets are on display in the main lobby of Kish Hospital this week. Raffle tickets cost six for $5 or $1 each. Proceeds from this event benefit the Kishwaukee Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit


playwright Joseph Kesselring. It was written in 1939 and has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. The elderly Brewster sisters are the town darlings, but they have a little secret. Their nephew Mortimer discovers they are “helping” lonely gentlemen boarders to early

‘Joseph’ auditions scheduled Stage Coach Players will hold auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 and 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb.

The musical will be performed at the Egyptian Theatre on March 13 through 16. Rehearsals will begin in January. The show will be directed by Jan Kuntz with Judy O’Connor will direct the music.

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by John Cariani October 17-20, 24-26, 2013 Huntley Middle School Auditorium

October 11TH -12th Friday & Saturday Nights

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graves in the cellar by way of homemade, arsenic-laced wine. Add a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, a criminal on the run, and the girl Mortimer wants to marry, and you have a recipe for hilarity. “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed at 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets cost $12 and are available online at www. or at the box office one hour before each performance.


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Man moved to San Francisco, left heart home Dear Abby: I have been with my boyfriend off and on for nine years. When I moved to San Francisco, we separated for a year, until he decided he wanted to move here. He has been miserable and depressed since he came. He misses his family and friends. His salary doesn’t go as far here, so he’s always short of money. He has also had a string of bad luck – speeding tickets, car repairs, a stolen bike and a back injury. He says he’ll move back east soon if things don’t get better, and it’s making me anxious. He does nothing to turn around his problems. How can I help him realize it takes time for a new city to

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips feel like home and lessen my anxiety over his problems? – Anxious in The Bay Area Dear Anxious: Your boyfriend does not appear to be anywhere near as adaptable as you are. You didn’t mention how long he has been in California, but if it’s longer than six months and he’s still homesick, you may have a life-changing decision ahead of you. Would you rather live “in his world than live without him in” ... San Francisco? Even if YOUR heart’s in

San Francisco, HIS does not appear to be. Dear Abby: My boyfriend of nearly a year and I recently said “I love you” for the first time. Before he said it (he said it first) he told me he doesn’t want to start saying it “all the time” – wherein lies my dilemma. How often is too often? Do I say it every night before bed or only on special occasions? Please help because I’m confused, and I’m worrying that I’m hurting him because I haven’t said it since that night four days ago. I don’t want to smother him or make him feel uncomfortable. – How Much Is Too Much? Dear How Much: Not every-

one is comfortable with verbal declarations of love, and your boyfriend may be one of them. Love is spontaneous, it’s a feeling – not a mathematical formula. Only your boyfriend can tell you how often is too often for HIM. However, if you are sharing a bed, you should be able to express yourself fully whenever you climb into it – and his reaction should be positive (if not reciprocal) when you do. Dear Abby: I am far from flat-chested (I’m a happy B-cup), but you wouldn’t call me “well-endowed.” My question is, why is it that friends and family members who have larger breasts

constantly ask me if I would like some of theirs? I think it’s rude and, quite frankly, embarrassing. I would never turn the tables and say, “I’m feeling a little skinny. Could I have some of your fat?” What do I say when asked? – Perfectly Fine in Evanston, Wyo. Dear Perfectly Fine: A few responses come to mind; none that I’d print in a family newspaper. My advice is to keep it simple and nonconfrontational. Smile and say, “No thanks, I’m happy just the way I am!” P.S. In my opinion, a B-cup IS well-endowed.

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

High-heeled shoes cause Morton’s neuroma Dear Dr. K: I have pain in the ball of my foot. My doctor thinks it is caused by a Morton’s neuroma. How did I get this, and what can I do about it? Dear Reader: Morton’s neuroma is a swelling of the nerve between the bones at the base of the toes in the ball of the foot. The pain it causes usually is in one spot. It can feel like you have a pebble in your shoe. Once the nerve starts to swell, the nearby bones and ligaments put pressure on the nerve, worsening the irritation and inflammation. (I’ve put an illustration of a Morton’s neuroma on my website.) A neuroma usually occurs between the bones of the third

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff and fourth toes. It causes aching pain, a burning sensation, and numbness and tingling in the toes. Morton’s neuroma is much more common in women than in men. In most cases, highheeled, narrow-toed shoes are to blame. High heels shift the foot bones into an abnormal position and put pressure on the ball of the foot. This causes the foot bones to put pressure on the nerve, and that increases the risk that a neuroma will form. Once it forms, the same pressure

from bones makes it hurt. Less often, physical activities that stress the feet (such as running or racquet sports) can cause a Morton’s neuroma. You can temporarily relieve the pain by taking off your shoes, flexing your toes and rubbing your feet. Other causes of foot pain can be confused with Morton’s neuroma. A wart on the ball of the foot can cause pain, for example. So can inflammation of a sheet of tissue called fascia (FASScha) beneath the skin on the underside of the foot. Inflammation of tissue around the joint (capsulitis or bursitis), or inflammation of one of the foot bones, can also cause pain. A doctor makes the di-

agnosis of Morton’s neuroma by pushing directly on the spot between the third and fourth toes where it forms. Treatment usually starts with switching to shoes that have wide toe boxes, low heels and good arch support. A foot-care specialist may also recommend an adhesive pad to fit under the front of your foot. Custom-made shoe inserts, or orthotics, can correct any structural foot problems that might contribute to nerve compression. You can also relieve painful inflammation by icing the area or taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin. Occasionally, a foot specialist will inject the area

with a steroid and anesthetic to reduce inflammation and numb the pain. This can’t be repeated very often, because the treatment can damage the tissues, but it can give you temporary relief. Inflamed or injured nerves can take time to improve. But if your pain continues despite several months of treatment, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery can remove the neuroma or create a wider space for the affected nerve to travel through.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. to send questions and get additional information.

Lasting relationships are built on mutual respect Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and allowed to date for the very first time. I’m a fairly popular girl at my school and several guys want to go out with me. My older sister is 17 and has been dating a lot for the past two years. She has been giving me pointers on how to get guys to want to keep going out with me. Of course, that should only happen if I want to keep dating the guy. Her two hot tips are: 1. Play hard to get. Never say yes when a guy asks you out. Always say, “I’ll think about it.” 2. If you do go out with him, be aloof and act like you are a queen and he is your servant. I really wouldn’t feel comfortable following her tips,


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but my sister has had a lot of dates and she is always in demand. Your advice, please. – Nameless, St. John, Ind. Nameless: Your sister has her dating routine and it appears to be effective for her, but even if you felt comfortable following her tips, I would advise you not to. Go out with a guy because you think you would enjoy his company, and if you do, continue the relationship. Lasting relationships are built on mutual respect and not on playing hard to get or coming on as Her Royal

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TODAY –Don’t offer more than you can handle in the near future. Reneging on a promise will hurt your reputation and alter what’s offered to you. Love and romance should be your long-term goal. A healthy, happy domestic situation will make your life more fulfilling. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Offer your services to a wide variety of venues. Negotiate what you want in return and use your expertise to get a fair deal and plenty of perks. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Take it upon yourself to take charge and follow through with your promises. You will not please everyone, but you will turn heads and make a difference in something you feel is worthwhile. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Try not to attract too much attention today. You are better served to make changes while no one is looking, to avoid interference. Romance is mounting, and special plans should be made. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Stick to your principles and refuse to be bullied. The choices you make will change the way people view you and contribute to what you are offered in the future. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Put love and friendship first and avoid anyone trying to come between you and the people, places and things you enjoy most. Strive for change and search for innovative ideas. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Take a serious approach to business, and network with people who can contribute to your goals. Determination and persistence will get you where you want to go. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t make hasty decisions. A wait-and-see approach to any matter that concerns work, travel or your home would be best. Improved health and finances are apparent. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Communication is the key to getting what you want. Stand behind your beliefs, and you will gather momentum and followers. Don’t argue when action, not just a show of good faith, is required. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Keep business and personal matters separate. Emotional deception could be an issue, and you will have to handle such situations with care. Ask pertinent questions and react accordingly. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You’ll attract a lot of attention if you share your more daring thoughts and plans. Set a high standard and you will maintain control. Greater popularity will lead to more opportunities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You’ll come up against opposition and demands today. Take care of your responsibilities quickly and move on to more enjoyable activities with someone you love. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Share your thoughts and consider taking a trip that will lead to adventure. Interacting with accomplished individuals will inspire you to explore new possibilities.

loaned her dad $350 because he had a financial problem. Three months later he repaid the money he had borrowed, but the girl was miffed that he didn’t add a little interest, even though the money had been hidden in her closet and was not earning a penny where it was. I think her attitude was outrageous and that she had a lot of nerve expecting to be paid interest from a family member. After all, raising a child is expensive, and she is 14, so it has already cost her parents a fortune to give her a very comfortable life. When she gave her dad the money she should have told him it was a privilege


to help the family out and that it did not have to be repaid. Maybe the ungrateful girl would appreciate the wonderful life her parents have given her if they suddenly started charging her a monthly fee for room and board. She is a very spoiled brat and takes everything for granted. – Nameless, Portland, Maine. Nameless: I think you’re overreacting. This was a typical event between a parent and child with some emotional reactions. Children really can’t appreciate how much their parents have done for them until they have children of their own, and parents really don’t expect them to. They provide for their children out of love.

The girl had saved the money from her babysitting job and was going to use it to help pay her college expenses. The father borrowed the money and it was up to him to repay it. That’s what he did. The “interest” is really a non-issue. Even if she had put the cash in a bank account she would have only accumulated a few dollars in interest. The real issue here was gratitude, not interest. The father would have been wiser to have taken his daughter out for lunch as a way of thanking her.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at He will answer as many letters as possible in this column.


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Do not be greedy; settle for 10 A.N. Other’s latest is: “A glutton’s greedy sense of taste shows little sense but lots of waist.” At the bridge table (unless you are playing in a pair event, where overtricks can be valuable), a greedy player who risks his contract trying for an overtrick shows little sense and lots of waste. In today’s deal, how should South plan the play in four hearts after West leads a low spade? Note North’s raise to two hearts. Yes, he has five spades, but with such a weak hand, two hearts is correct. If North bid one spade and South were to rebid two clubs or two diamonds, North would rebid two hearts, showing only a doubleton heart. South would underestimate the fit. South might think he has only three possible losers, but he has four: one diamond and three clubs. He also has only nine winners: one spade, six hearts and two diamonds. The “obvious” line is to lead a trump to dummy at trick two, then to play a club to the jack. Here, though, a West in midseason form will win with his queen and return a trump. South will then play a club to his king, but West will take that and lead his last trump to defeat the contract. Yes, that is unlucky, with West producing both club honors, three trumps and the killing defense. But it is much easier to lead a club from hand at trick two. Then a club ruff in the shorter trump hand for South’s 10th trick cannot be prevented. Those club honors are black herrings. And West would be left to apologize for failing to find the lethal initial trump lead.


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DEKALB 1203 Market St. - in Alley

GARAGE SALE! Thurs. & Fri. 9am-5pm Sat. 9am-3pm

Gardner Denver Attn: Human Resources Manager 1301 N. Euclid Avenue Princeton, IL 61356-9601 HR.Princeton@ EOA/AA


Books, movies, CDs, vintage pieces, 1930's quilt and quilt-top, luggage, household items, and much more!


Dekalb Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-?

All Areas Early morning Monday through Saturday. 1 year contract. Call 815-756-4841 x2468, or toll-free 877-688-4841

802 Kensington Blvd


Farm Primitives Sale SAT & SUN 9-4 20039 Shabbona Rd. 3 wooden sleds, vintage tri-cycle, red wagon, double egg box, hand corn sheller, hand tools, milk cans, 2 man saws, buck saw, 3 mowing scythes, old bench, hanging corn dryers, J. D. tool box, buzz saw blades, wire gate and fence + other misc tools


DeKalb Park District


seeks FT Park Maintenance Level 2 employee. Experience required. Apply at:

Hopkins Park 2nd floor 1403 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb

Direct Support Personnel Most Positions Require 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift and/or Weekends Location: Sandwich & Nearby Suburbs Train/Coach/Assist with basic daily living skills, social skills, budgeting, meal preparation/ feeding, house cleaning, communication and mobility. IAG provides training services, therapies and community integrated living arrangements for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Apply in person at: 1289 Windham Parkway, Romeoville or 410 E. Church St., Unit A, Sandwich Phone 815-786-7016 or Fax 630-759-2536 www.

38W633 Silver Glen Road


246 Charles St


1140 Townsend St

Furniture, kitchen items, household goods, appliances, tools, outdoor items. All in good condition.


Saturday, October 12th from 9-3pm.

1133 N. 7th St, Rochelle

TH-FRI 9 to 4 SAT 9-1


Many floral items and store close outs. Crocks, metal containers, lots to see.

Baby girl clothes nb-9m, baby swing, walkers, stroller car seat system. All PRICED TO SELL. Women's dress clothes. VS dress pants/jeans sizes 10-14, dress shirts XL. Pants $10, shirts $5. All professionally cleaned and pressed.


Email: or fax to 815-758-0733

Resumes to: openjob@ Earn $60,000-$80,000 /Year No evenings-No Weekends Selling Local Advertising 888-338-3053 or 816-777-0365

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7 Disc, JVC, $40. Hampshire area. 847-830-9725 Sony-FM/AM Receiver. Model STR-DE985/885 Dolby Digital & ProLogic Surround $150. Call 9am-5pm 815-758-8529

Antiques, linens, jewelry, vintage kitchenwares, pottery, yelloware, Red Hall's, Cat Tails, glassware, games, toys, Coke items. - Reasonable prices -

1810 MANESS COURT Furniture, tools, toys, comforters, Christmas items & MUCH MORE!!

Plus: Regular household yard sale items priced to sell!


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


TV 32” Insignia Flat front, large in back (a little older) used only in guest rm. $50 847-830-9725

TV/VCR ~ Toshiba

Works great. Only used in guest rm. $40. Hampshire area. 847-830-9725

WE DUG OUT THE BEST FOR YOU! Ladies Watch Rings (6) - New, Colored Glass Insert, Silver Case, Make Great Gifts! Moving, $7.50 each OBO Sycamore. 815-762-0382

Exercise Bike

937 Hamilton Friday 10/11 & Saturday 10/12 From 9 until 3 -- rain or shine.

Refrigerator – 20.6 cu.ft., Kenmore, Cream color w/ crisper, fresh, handi-keeper meat drawers & adjustable shelves. $200 OBO Sycamore. 815-899-5888

All things baby, elliptical machine, dining table and chairs, desk, fall decor, hand tools, vases, plants, women's clothing and shoes.

Sycamore Yard Sale

Antique Wood Clamps; 4' notched wood beams, cast marked The Black Brass Co. Mendota, IL Good Condition $65. 815-761-8121

1009 Commercial St. Thursday & Friday, 8 - 5 Saturday, 8 - 12

Clothes, Furniture & Collectibles

Autographed Hanna-Barbera Cell, Framed, Mint Condition, Documented, Character on Parade $450 OBO Sycamore 815-762-0382 BAR CLAMPS - Old Carpenters Bar Clamps, Notched Wood Beam, Cast Iron Stops, Approx 4'-5' long, $25 each, moving, Sycamore 815-762-0382

NOTICE PUBLICATION POLICIES This publication reserves the right to edit or reject any ads without comment. This publication is careful to review all advertising but the burden of truthful content belongs to the advertiser. We use standard abbreviations and we reserve the right to properly classify your ad. All ads are subject to credit approval. We reserve the right to require prepayment. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad the first day it is published. If you see an error, call us immediately and it will be corrected for the next available publication date. Our liability is for only one publication date and shall not exceed the total cost of the first day of publication.

Old Wood Milk Crates Misc Dairies & Dates, Good Condition, 6 left, $25/ea. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

POTTY CHAIR - Blue & White, Like New, Made By Summer. $15. Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. LADIES SCHWINN TRAVELLER BIKE, 26”. $75 847-515-8012 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

Reclines, good condition, $75. 815-498-3867 Pro Form Eliptical Exerciser Model 400LE, paid $600, still in box, never used, $375 815-498-6161

Beautiful Desk - Mahogany inlays on top - Totally refinished; 42" wide, 8 drawers, brass handles $200. 815-825-2275 Bed Frame, King Good condition, $40 OBO 815-758-0915 Book Case. Brown. $20 OBO 815-758-0915 Chest-of-Drawers - Dark Wood, High Boy Chest w/ 5 Large Drawers, Top 3 Drawers have Doors. Bring Truck to Move. $25. 815-991-5721 evenings DESK - 52" x 24" Steel Desk w/ small left side return, Includes: chair & lamp. Great shape, $95. Sycamore. 815 762-0382 Dining Room Table – 5' x 3' Light Oak w/ 4 matching chairs. $100 OBO. Sycamore 815-899-5888. Entertainment Center: Solid Oak-Base & Hutch, 22”D x 56”H x 62”W 4 wood doors, 4 drawers, 2 glass doors. $250. Call 9a-6p 815-758-8529 Table - Small Octagon. Mahogany 2 chairs, Glass top, 36” round. Exc. Cond. $150. 630-232-1982

216 E. Turner Place

1035 S. 5th Street October 11, 12 & 13 9 am - 5 pm Antiques, furniture, housewares, tools, lawn & garden, sewing, crafts, clothing, home office supplies & more. Something for everyone. Everything MUST go!

MULTI-FAMILY SALE Clothes, Household Items, Books, Toys and Much More!


You Want It? We've Got It!

David Klein, Auctioneer License #441.001928

BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Bedding. King. Blankets, Sheets, Mattress Pad. $10/each. 815-758-0915

Jaret Wicker, Broker (800) 532-LAND (5263)

REAL ESTATE AUCTION We will offer at Public Auction the following described Real Estate. This auction will be held on site at 343 West 3rd Street, Sandwich IL 60548. Watch for Bearrows Auction signs from at Rt. 34 (W. Church Street) and South Green Street in Sandwich IL. Call Auctioneer John Bearrows at 815-562-5113/815-739-9150 or visit our web site at or for further information & pictures. Directions: From Rt. 34 in Sandwich, go to South Green Street, go N. 5 blocks, W. on West 3rd Street, go one block to the corner of W 3rd St. & Castle Street. Lot is on the NE corner of that intersection.



5:30 PM

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 Packaging Mechanic. You will be responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair on production packaging equipment including electrical components. Qualified applicants must have at least one year previous machine mechanical and electrical experience, familiarity with schematics, be a team player and good communication skills. EOE m/f/v/d


AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Don’t miss out on this vacant lot in a well-established neighborhood. Plan now on attending! DESCRIPTION OF REAL ESTATE: This is a single family residential lot zoned R2, in a very nice area. The lot is approx. 60’x132’, and is situated on the corner of West 3rd Street and Castle Street in Sandwich IL. Sandwich offers sewer & water. For more information relative to this property, contact Auctioneer John Bearrows at 815-739-9150. REAL ESTATE TERMS: $5,000.00 down the day of the auction, with the balance due on or before December 2nd, 2013 at which time full possession will be given. Seller is to provide an appropriate Deed as well as a merchantable Title Policy in the amount of the purchase price. This property is being sold without any contingencies with regard to financing and/ or the sale of another piece of property. 10% buyer’s premium applies to the final purchase price. All announcements made the day of auction take precedence over all prior advertising.


For immediate consideration please apply online at Dart Container Corporation 310 S. Evergreen, North Aurora, IL 60542

Plastic Barrel - WHITE - 55gal. Great For Rain Barrel Project Sycamore. $25 ea. OBO 815-762-0382 Wine Entertainment Set, Napa 7Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12oz. Goblets, 9" Cheese Dome 2-pc. Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373. WORK GLOVES - 300 pr., New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $100 for all, will separate. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

LAWN MOWER – CRAFTSMAN Mulcher, 22” cut. 6.0 power, 1 pull start. Like new $145. 847-515-8012 LAWN TOOL CADDY, plastic, on casters, holds 20+ tools great shape, $25 obo, moving, Sycamore. 40"x 40"x 20" 815-762-0382 Post Hole Digger - Craftsman #83870 & Steel Bow Rake #83862. Fiber. Handles, Life Time Warr. New - $35 for both Sycamore, moving. 815-762-0382

10 Metal Shelving Units & Tool Stands - Lt. To Med. Duty Misc. Sizes - Moving $25 to $35/each - Sycamore. 815-762-0382 5 wood step ladders, Type lll, 200 lb rating, good condition, 4 to 6', $15 each - Sycamore 815-762-0382 8" Grinder/Disc Sander, 8" miter saw, 3x18" belt sander, 3-pieces $100will separate, Moving, Sycamore. 815-762-0382 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 Hand Tools - Craftsman, New, 50% Off or more, Includes: Wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets, Moving, Sycamore $75 for all, will separate 815-762-0382 TRANSFER PUMP - Little Giant Transfer Pump #5-MSP, 115 V, Excellent Cond. $50.00 OBO Sycamore. 815-762-0382 WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack, $160, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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

Baby Toddler New Lady Bug Halloween Costume Dress Up Size Up To 24 Months, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 BACKPACKS - Heavy Duty New Assorted Designs - Lifetime Warranty - $15 - Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag w/Handle & Inside Compartments for Individual Storage. Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking or other $15, Sycamore 815-895-5373 Child Fairy Angel Fancy Halloween Dress Up Costume w/ Wings, Size Up To 24 Months, $8, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Child Handmade Candy Corn Halloween Costume Dress Up w/ Body Piece & Hat, Fits Child Up To Age 5, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

Child Shark Toddler Halloween Dress Up Costume Size 2T, $12, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 CLEATS - NFL New Black & White Reebok FGT Cleats w/Anti-Friction Lining, Size 10.5, $25. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 CLEATS SHOES - Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes. Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Costume - Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends Train Halloween Costume Play Dress Up Size 4-6, Costume Slips On Over Regular Clothes & Has Tie In Back, $8, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Disney Store Child Princess Tinkerbell Halloween Dress Up Costume With Wings & Headband Size 10/12, $30, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Flintstone Dino Dinosaur Rubies Halloween Costume Dress Up, Child Size Small, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Glass Panels - Clear – 16" x 20" x 1/8" Great For Framing Projects Or Other $4 each. 815-762-0382 Sycamore HANGERS - Huge Lot Of 250 Metal Hangers From Dry Cleaners, Organized In 10 Bundles Of 25 Each, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. HELMET - Child Bike Helmet w/Blue Strap, White In Color & has picture of Kangaroo on front & says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Metal Wheels From small to large $25$65/ea. 847-515-8012 Huntley area Old Navy Child Rooster Chicken Barn Yard Animal Toddler Costume Halloween Dress Up Size 2T, $15, 815-739-1953 Puppy Dog Toddler Child Halloween Dress Up Costume Size 12-24 Months, Warm One Piece Zip Up, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Scooby Doo Child One Piece Halloween Dress Up Costume Size Toddler, Warm and Very Well Made One Piece Zip Up Easy In And Out, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's Men's Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's/Men's Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boys/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie 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 Toddler Bed - Step 2, Childrens Red Fire Engine Truck Bed, Fits Crib Size Mattress (Not Included), In Excellent Condition w/ Great Detail Including Light Up Top, Has High Sides, So No Need For Side Rails Or Worry About Child Falling Out, $75, DeKalb 815-739-1953


Originally purchased 1915 from Seaton Piano Co. It is a P.A. Starck Co., Chicago, IL piano, double repeating w/ brass flange action. Stool is 4 leg claw w/ glass balls & swivel seat. Beautiful. Buyer pickup. $250. 815-825-2880 Cello: ½ size cello, great condition $200 630-400-8445


6 string, accoustic, excellent condition! $300/obo 815-909-8905


Classified has GREAT VARIETY!

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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

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Selling as 2 tracts of Elburn, Catlin, Plano, & Drummer soils. Located in Section 28 & 33 of Flagg Township Farm being surveyed Located 2 miles west of Rochelle, IL at the end of Center Road, ½ mile south of Illinois Route 38 Contact us for a complete brochure with maps and details at 815-936-8978



Email: classified@ Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at:

THURS, FRI, SAT OCT 10, 11, 12 8AM - 3PM

Friday & Saturday 9am – 3pm

Maintenance Mechanic PT Secretary for Counseling Services FMI

Friday - Monday 9:00 - 3:00?


Shipping and Receiving Established company in Cortland, IL has opening for a self motivated person in our Shipping and Receiving Department. Must be experienced with shipping and receiving procedures, UPS, forklift, loading and unloading trucks and personal computers. Qualifications also include high school graduate, ability to lift 75 pounds and a valid drivers license. Full time with benefits and advancement opportunities.


153 Acres+/- Ogle County, IL November 13, 2013

1607 Brower Place

Comfort Inn & Suites

Near Waterman: Take US 23 S to Perry Road, Right 1 mile, turn left onto Waterman Rd 3.5 miles, go past Honey Hill Orchard across from Waterman Winery - Signs Posted.



4N901 Old LaFox Rd

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

Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Apply within:

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

(in alley in back)

Tools, Household Items & Collectibles

Executive Housekeeper Sales Housekeeping Front Desk

Truck & trailer repair facility looking for Medium to heavy duty Diesel Mechanic. 3+ years experience. Good communication skills. Computer literate. 21 years or older. Clean driving record. Your own hand tools. Valid CDL. Email resumes to:

MEGA SALE DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Tons of stuff from Office furniture, Twin bed w/storage, Appliances, books, record albums, kitchen items, clothes, holiday items, collectibles.

Saturday 10/12 & Sunday 10/13 9AM-5PM



Friday - Sunday, October 11-13, 9:00-4:00

TRICYCLE - Radio Flyer Child Bike Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

11555 Waterman Rd

Southeast corner of Kensington & Bush in Kensington Pointe Subdivision off of Taylor St.

Household, collectibles, pots & pans, kids bikes, misc.

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.

8' Pool Table, Furniture, TV, Baby Items, Freezer, Refrigerator, Grill, Rototiller, Yard & Garden Equipment, Filing Cabinet, Dining Set, Antiques & More Household Items 815-899-5888

200 Block E. Roosevelt

Friday, 10 - 2 Saturday, 9 - 3


SALE: Mini Flea Market & Yard Sale


This position is responsible for a variety of general accounting functions which may include month-end journal entries, AP/AR reconciliations, credit and/or collections, tax reporting, payroll reporting, inventory analysis, operational metric analysis, analysis of variances to standard costs, analysis of capital project requests, assistance with physical inventory, and standard costing. This position will assist with reporting and consolidation of financial information. This position will also assist in assuring compliance with GAAP, SEC, and Sarbane's Oxley regulations. A successful candidate should have the ability to identify and investigate trends and potential issues. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Manufacturing Accounting and SAP experience is preferred We offer excellent pay and benefits. Qualified candidates may send their resume and salary history to:

Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

Fri-Sat 8am -4pm

169 Brian St.


Gardner Denver, Inc. Gardner Denver is a leader in the manufacturing of air compressors, blowers,and pumps. We have an opportunity at our location in Princeton, IL for an Accountant.

Furniture, Party Lite, Very Clean Children's Clothes/ Boys 0 mo's -18mo's, Girls 0 mo's – size 5, Estate items, Something for Everyone!



Accountant Position



Moving Sale

(815) 562-5113

361 W. Hwy. #38 • PO Box 420 • Rochelle, IL 61068

AUCTIONEERS: JOHN BEARROWS, Rochelle, IL (815) 739-9150 • IL Lic. #440000243

JOSH HICKEY, Steward, IL (815) 739-1030 • IL Lic. #441001092





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Appraisals Real Estate Liquidators 815-825-2727 Malta, IL


Daily Chronicle / CAGE - Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. FREE Persian cat, male, neutered, all shots, to good home ONLY husband is allergic 630-400-8445 German Shorthair Pointer Puppies Tails docked, dew claws removed. 7 weeks. Ready 10/9. $325. 815-732-6220 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES AKC 8 weeks, all health clearances. $800-$1000 847-683-7102

35mm Camera: Olympus 1520 Quartz Date 28-10 High Power Twin Flash - Zoom SLR w/case $45. Call 9a-6p 815-758-8529

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

Swimming Pool – Used One Season, 4' deep x 25' across. Includes: Filter, Skimmer, Ladder, Floats, Hoses & Cover – Like New $300. 815-751-1380 after 12p

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. FIRE TRUCK CAR - Child Little Tikes Red Fire Truck Ride In/On Car, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Fisher Price Toddler/Child Musical Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony Ride On. Yellow/Tan Horse On Green Platform. Like New $20. Sycamore. 815-895-5373. Little Tikes Family Play Kitchen, In New Condition, Good Size, Has Microwave, Oven, Stove, Faucet, Sink, Cabinet & Shelves With Doll Highchair Built In On One Side That Folds Up & Down. $30. 815-739-1953, DeKalb. Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Has Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 RIDE ON - Little Tikes Teal Coupe , Car Has Floor Board & Handle For Parent To Push Smaller Child & Floor Board Can Be Taken Out & Child Can Move The Car Around With Their Feet. Car Has Steering Wheel & A Beeping Horn, $25, DeKalb, 815-739-1953. Thomas The Tank Train Engine & Friends Lot Of Buildings Including Sodor Mining Company, Sodor Coal Company, Sodor Engine Works, Coal Ramp, Thomas Round Table With 28 Pieces Of Various Interchangeable Track & 8 Trains. $55, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

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

2007 FORD FOCUS SE Metallic gray, 57K miles. Automatic, PW & PL. Great condition & VERY CLEAN!

DeKalb. Like new Cape Cod! 3BR, 2BA. First floor laundry. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

$10,500/obo Call 815-701-3301 for details

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup 60548 $23000 All Star Edition Crew Cab, Burgandy, Cap, Running boards 60,000 miles. 630-272-3249

1996 Ford Windstar

7 passenger. 3.8L tinted glass. Runs well. $1200. 815-501-4207

1978 Ford Thunderbird $2500 Call or text to 708-650-4132

Radiators - GM, from late 60s, early to mid 70s, need to recore, brass tanks, auto trans type, as is. $45 for all. 815-827-3418


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION SABR MORTGAGE LOAN 2008-1 REO SUBSIDIARY-1 LLC Plaintiff, -v.MARY A. BAKER, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 1780 JUDGE FREDERICK J. KAPALA NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 24, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 1:00 PM on October 17, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 1017 SOUTH 6TH STREET, Dekalb, IL 60115 Property Index No. 08-26152-017. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $146,911.76. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP, 9191 BROADWAY, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 769-1313 FAX #: 219-769-6806. Please refer to file number 14374.6981. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. AUCTION.COM LLC For Additional Information regarding, please visit or call (800-280-2832) BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP 9191 BROADWAY Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 769-1313 Attorney File No. 14374.6981 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 1780 TJSC#: 33-19755 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I561664 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 19, 26, October 3 & 10, 2013.)

Sycamore. Beautiful 2BR Ranch. 1.5BA! Location!! $89,500. Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845


Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $625 Includes Heat, Water, Garbage

Hillcrest Place Apts.

DeKalb - 1BR Apt Avail NOW $450/mo, Includes heat & Internet. W/D in building, 831 Kimberly Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DeKalb - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 827 Charles, $600-$650/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DeKalb - 2BR 1BA Apts Avail Now Heat included, W/D in bldg 831 Kimberly, $500-$550 Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom

DeKalb—2 BR lower $720 + Deposit & Lease. Available now! 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

Chamberlain Park Apts

Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859 DEKALB 2BR, $650 1st Floor, near park, NIU and downtown. ALSO 1BR $585, no pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 DeKalb 2BR, New Appliances & Carpet, Just Painted, Gas Heat, C/A. No Pets. Gar. Incl. $785/mo Avail 11/1 630-697-9102

DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

DeKalb Large Upper 2BR

We are accepting applications for 1, 2, 3BR Waiting Lists

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

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815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439

DeKalb Remodeled Upper 2BR Near NIU, no pets/smoking. $650/mo + security + references. 815-501-8671

Dekalb Spacious 2BR Duplex

718 N. 11th St., W/D, large yard, nr park, gas incl, $875/mo + sec. Pet friendly. 815-501-8343

DEKALB ~ 1 BEDROOM 1 bath, available immediately. Clean, quiet residential building. 815-758-6580 CORTLAND, Spacious 2 BR, W/D hookups, $750 or $775 w/garage. Plus utilities and security. No pets. Call Sue: 815-762-0781

1 car garage, $625 plus utilities. 1 dog OK. Big yard, lots of light. Available now. 815-758-1641

Cute, Cozy Upper 1 Bedroom

DEKALB ~ 235 N. 1st


Sycamore, hrdwd flrs, lovely yard. Appl, laundry, no pets/smoking. $600/mo + lights. 815-895-5211

Large 2BR, Carport, A/C, Laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879

Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712



DeKalb. 111 S. 9th 2BR 1000+ sq ft. Brand new everything! $800/mo+1st/last/sec. Call Bonnie: 815-756-6820

DEKALB: 2BR Apts.-$750/m. Incl. heat, water, garb. & cable. W/D on premises. Nice Neighborhood. Ready ASAP! 815-756-1424

Dekalb: 2BR upper, clean, quiet, deck, W/D, $650+ util. Agent owned, 815-757-8007 Kingston: 12x20 efficiency unit $315/mo.+security, appl. furnished, 815-975-4601


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Custom Built 4BR, 2.5BA Beautiful Oak Woodwork Throughout! Four Season Room & Hot tub. Quiet Cul de Sac location.

“Priced to Sell”

CALL Marilyn Yamber 815-758-7368

Available November 1st. Nice 1 bedroom apartment. Carpeted 2nd floor appliances, air conditioning Modern oak trim. $495/month security and one month due up front. call Mike 847-638-7440.

Kirkland ~ 4 Flat, Nice 3BR Big yard, prkg, water & garb paid. W/D hookup, $750/mo + electric + sec, no dogs. 630-359-3474 Rochelle. Spacious 2BR Attached 1st Floor Ranch. Fresh paint, W/D hook-up. $535/mo,1 year lease. 815-751-4440

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Available Now. Quiet, residential area, walk to downtown. Appl incl. 815-758-6580 DeKalb 3 BR, large kitchen. Stove, Fridge, DW, AC. Fenced Yard. Garage. 815-758-0079

Sycamore Newly Remodeled

DeKalb ~ Quiet Neighborhood 3BR, 1BA, appl, C/A, basement, W/D hook-up, $975/mo + 1st, last sec, no smkg. 815-901-1295

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

Genoa - Available Nov. 1 3BR House with 2 Baths. $925/mo. + Security. 815-784-5108 Malta Near Kish College & NIU 3BR, 1.5BA, new kit & baths. 2 + car, $1175, no pets. ALSO 4BR/ DeKalb, $1200. 815-762-4730

$575/mo, heat included. Stove, refrig, water. No pets/smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459 $600/mo, Stove, refrig, water. No pets/smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459



Sycamore ~ Large, Quiet 1BR

Sycamore - 3BR 1.5BA House Large Yard, Garage, Quiet Street 421 Home Street, $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Within walking distance of downtown, parks and schools. 1st/last/sec. 630-854-6161 st

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

by op ty 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701 (C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney: BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP, 9191 BROADWAY, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 769-1313 FAX #: 219-769-6806. Please refer to file number 14374.6981. THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE You can also visit The Judicial Sales Corporation at for a 7 day status report of pending sales. AUCTION.COM LLC For Additional Information regarding, please visit or call (800-280-2832) BURKE COSTANZA & CARBERRY LLP 9191 BROADWAY Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 769-1313 Attorney File No. 14374.6981 Case Number: 1 : 12 CV 1780 TJSC#: 33-19755 NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. I561664 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, September 19, 26, October 3 & 10, 2013.)


Sycamore: Twin Gables, 1st mo. half price, 950 sq. ft., quiet lifestyle, secured entrance, pet friendly. Call 815-899-7551

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

DEKALB 2.5BR, 2.5BA Townhome 2 car garage. Near Brooks Elm School, Avail Oct 5th . $1150/mo. 630-776-7234 DeKalb: 3BR Townhome Basement. Newly remodeled options. $895-$1100/mo. Townsend Management 815-787-7368

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

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

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For information on providing a proposal of subcontracted services, specifications and requirements, and the bidder's policy concerning assistance to subcontractors in obtaining bonds, insurance, and other governmental contracting requirements, please contact our office.

RV's, Campers & Boats - Indoor & secure, West of Sycamore. Owner resides on property 815-825-2571

SOUTH ELGIN -- 2 BR CONDO 401 South Collins 1 Bath, 2 Car Garage All Appliances No Smoking Some Pets $1150 Plus Deposit 847-922-5565 Sycamore - Luxury 2BR 2BA Condo Granite, SS, Fireplace, 2C Gar. Available NOW! 954 Arvle Circle Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Qualified contractors should contact April Maese at (949) 4371251 or submit their information via fax at (949) 724-1358 ASAP. Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer.

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. 815-758-0123 Sycamore: TH for rent or sale, 2BR w/loft, 2.5BA, full bsmnt, all appl., new carpet, fireplace, 2 car gar., $1350/mo. 815-899-5057

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Starting at $645

815-757-1907 Cortland. Clean 2 story 2Br, 1.5BA, C/A, appl., lndry hookup, attached gar., $775/mo. 630-556-3330 DEKALB - 2, 3 & 4 BR duplexes with attached 2 car garage. 1 mo security & 1st mo rent. Move in before winter! Call 815-758-8048 or stop in : Eden's Garden Apts 2355 Williams Way, DeKalb DEKALB - Large 4 BR, 3BA 2 Story Duplex, Full basement, W/D, 2.5 Car Gar, 724 Grove St. Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768

DeKalb 2BR,1BA Duplex

Exc cond/location. Garage, yard. C/A, W/D, no smkg, $750/mo + 1st, last sec, ref. 815-761-7118 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 DeKalb. Nice 2BR Ranch w/full basement. Location! $795+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

DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Smoking, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591 Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Daily Chronicle Classified

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SYCAMORE – 3 BR, 2.5 Bath 2Story 2 Car Gar, Full Bsmt. New Wind, Drs, Carp, Paint, Appliances. $1150 (1st Last Sec) No Pets Smoking. 815-895-2684



Upper 3BR, $750 + gas & electric + dep, 1 year lease. No smkg/pets. Agent Owned 630-204-6476

Sycamore - 3 BD, 2BA 1 car garage, addt'l off street parking. $800 mo. Avail mid-Oct 612-751-3706 Sycamore 2 Bedroom, C/A, near North Grade School, Garage, Basement, all appliances, no pets or smoking. $775/mo. + 1st, last, sec. & lease. 815-517-1018


DeKalb - 904 Market St., 2BR, 1BA, full basement, garage, W/D, no pets. $750/mo First/Last/Sec. 815-739-3784

DEKALB 3-4 Bedroom Ranch Style, basement, garage, all appliances, NO Smoking, No Pets, $1200. 815-758-0591

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


DeKalb - 3 BR, 1 BA, 2-car gar., 2 Story, All Appliances, no pets, $1100/mo. 1st + sec. Call Dan 815-757-1691 or Tom 815-762-5752

Sycamore - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 1611 Maness Ct. $625/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

DEKALB 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Utility room w/W/D, C/A, gas stove & refrig. Off St, water & sewer incl, near NIU, $950. 630-638-0664

201-205 W. 2nd St., Genoa, Il 60135 815-899-9450

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

DEKALB -- 511 S. 2nd Street $175,000 or rent for 1350/m Call: 573-783-4662 HUGE GARAGE!

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We Pay The Best!

1989 Cadillac DeVille Sedan brown, well kept, looks great, runs great, must see! $3700 815-762-3383 1997 Buick Park Avenue 4 door hard top, V8 160,000 miles, $1725 815-970-0295

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

Sycamore Quiet 2 Bedroom

DeKALB - For Sale or Rent!

* 815-575-5153 *

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS WESTERN DIVISION SABR MORTGAGE LOAN 2008-1 REO SUBSIDIARY-1 LLC Plaintiff, -v.MARY A. BAKER, et al Defendant 1 : 12 CV 1780 JUDGE FREDERICK J. KAPALA NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on August 24, 2012, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, Special Commissioner appointed herein,will at 1:00 PM on October 17, 2013, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State front door entrance, Sycamore, IL, 60178, sell at public auction to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 IN BLOCK 5 IN MARTIN BROS. AND GALT'S SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK ''C'' OF PLATS, PAGE 49 ON APRIL 8, 1903, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1017 SOUTH 6TH STREET, Dekalb, IL 60115 Property Index No. 08-26152-017. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. The judgment amount was $146,911.76. Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the sale payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third party checks will be accepted. The balance in certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee, shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by The Condominium Property Act,

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