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1 option against projects is asking for injunction At a glance The Cortland Township voted against the landfill expansion before the DeKalb county approved it. Although the county would not be sued, a possible emergency injunction – pending a vote from Cortland Township residents – would still delay a project many County Board members expected to be finished by now.
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firstname.lastname@example.org DeKALB – A potential injunction against Waste Management could present the latest delay in landfill and jail expansions for a DeKalb County Board that is not as united behind the projects as it had been. The county will not face a lawsuit from Cortland Township, which instead could seek an emergency injunction against Waste Management, said Frankie Benson, organizer of the Cortland Township legal fight. A judge would be asked to interpret a statute that could give townships more authority over county governments in landfill decisions, Benson said. The township voted against the landfill expansion before the county approved it. Although the county would not be sued, the potential legal maneuver – pending a vote from Cortland Township residents – would still delay a project many board members expected to be finished by now. Ruth Anne Tobias, D-DeKalb, said the new legal threat
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Children walk to their homes Wednesday in Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park after getting off the school bus. More than 50 kids living in Evergreen Village attend the Sycamore School District 427. ABOVE: The entrance to Evergreen Village Mobile Home park in Sycamore is seen.
County ready to start Evergreen relocation planning By JEFF ENGELHARDT
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Panel created to restore Prairie Trail in DeKalb What’s next? A new panel on DeKalb’s Prairie Trail will hold its first meeting Jan. 29 and will include park district staff, ComEd representatives and members of the public.
By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI
firstname.lastname@example.org DeKALB – A new panel has been established to restore vegetation ComEd contractors cut along the Prairie Trail in DeKalb late last year. The panel, which will meet for the first time Jan. 29, includes two DeKalb Park District Board commissioners, park district staff, ComEd representatives and two or three members of the public. ComEd crews removed vegetation, including invasive species, along the 1.3-mile path in late November and December, drawing the ire of nearby residents and walkers. ComEd representatives promised last month to help restore the areas and recently presented the park district with a letter affirming their commitment, which was read at Wednesday’s board meeting. Utility company leaders have met with district staff twice in recent weeks to discuss the trail. “We will work with the panel to create a long-term
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YCAMORE – DeKalb County is ready to start the potential two-year process of relocating mobilehome park residents who live in a flood plain. County officials recently received the $4.2 million federal grant announced six months ago, paving the way for meetings with grant consultants and a chance to craft a rough timeline for relocating the people who live in the 129-unit Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park, 955 E. State St., said Gary Hanson, DeKalb County administrator. The park sits on Sycamore’s east side across from the Sycamore Golf Course. Hanson said while the county is eager to act quickly to move residents before ma-
DeKalb County administrator jor flooding that occurred in 2007 and 2008 happens again, officials cannot afford a misstep in the process because it would mean the loss of federal dollars. “When the federal government gives you money, they put in all kind of stipulations, and we have to make sure we fully understand those before we start,” Hanson said. “We have to be very methodical.” The mobile-home park is located in a flood plain that has
flooded severely twice in the past six years, requiring emergency federal assistance both times. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will provide the additional $1.4 million to complete the $5 million relocation project.
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County officials will meet with grant consultants and representatives from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency this month to review the plethora of mandates and stipulations attached to the grant. The process, which is expected to take anywhere from 18 months to two years, will include public hearings, individual meetings with homeowners in the park and property value updates. It also will include partnerships with the DeKalb County Housing Authority and Sycamore School District 427 to help with the residents’ transitions. Steering the project will be Paul Miller and his small staff of four in the county’s planning and zoning department. Miller first wants to make sure he understands the process, because the county has never executed a mitigation project of this
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Biden pledges urgent action on gun violence By ERICA WERNER
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WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday vowed urgent action against gun violence in America, pledging steps by the Obama administration that he said could “take thousands of people out of harm’s way” and improve the safety of millions more. But a day ahead of a meeting with the National Rifle Association, which has blunted past gun control efforts and is opposing any new ones, Biden signaled that the administration is mindful of political realities that
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could imperil sweeping gun control legislation, and is willing to settle for something less. He said the administration is considering its own executive action as well as measures by Congress, but he didn’t offer specifics. “I want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion that Joe Biden unless we can do everything, we’re going to do nothing,” Biden told an array of gun control advocates, crime victims and others at the White
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House. “It’s critically important we act.” Shortly after last month’s slaughter of schoolchildren at Newtown, Conn., President Barack Obama tasked Biden with heading a commission to come up with recommendations on gun policy by the end of this month. Obama supports steps including reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and closing loopholes that allow many gun buyers to avoid background checks. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says that about 40 percent of gun sales
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are made without background checks, such as at gun shows and over the Internet. The tragedy in Newtown, in which 20 young children and six adults were gunned down by a man with a military-style semiautomatic rifle, has prodded the administration to act. Obama had remained largely silent on gun control after the 2011 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and wounded 12 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and the Colorado movie theater killing of a dozen people and wounding of many more in July.
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8 DAILY PLANNER Today
Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these women-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. Malta HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Carolyn at 815-825-2174. 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. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors: 4:45 p.m. at The National Bank & Trust Co., 155 N. Third St. in DeKalb. Contact Amanda Lake, KSO business manager, at 815-756-3728 or email@example.com. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Franks Evening HEA: Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call JoAnn at 815-786-8786. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W Garfield St., 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighin, 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 Fourth to 12th-graders; firstname.lastname@example.org or 815787-0600. American Legion Post 99: 7 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St. SycamoreAmericanLegion.org. Bayard Brown American Legion Post 337: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-8952020. DeKalb County Farmland Foundation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 1711 DeKalb Ave., Unit 1, in Sycamore, in the office building directly behind LubePros on Route 23. For people interested in preserving farmland. 815-756-2580, email@example.com. Grieving Parent Support Group: 7 p.m. at Great Lakes Leadership Center, 526 N. Main St., Elburn. Call Conley Outreach at 630-365-2880 for directions and monthly topics. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts such as 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 Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday
Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. One Day At A Time AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.
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8 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DAILY-CHRONICLE.COM? Yesterday’s most-commented stories:
Yesterday’s most-viewed stories:
1. Support for suing county ahead of Cortland Township vote 2. Moving mannequin sign challenged in DeKalb 3. Cortland residents mull lawsuit to halt landfill expansion
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Libraries evolve to stay relevant Technology is infiltrating deep into our daily lives. It has rendered many things less necessary than they used to be. Land-line phones are one example. With a cellphone in nearly everyone’s pocket, that old-fashioned cordless is a lot less crucial. Email has eradicated the need for a postage stamp when corresponding. Even some buildings are becoming less necessary. A lot of people now work from home instead of at an office, connected wirelessly to their coworkers. Others get degrees through the Internet, never setting foot in a classroom. Are library buildings doomed to the same fate? Books, magazines and newspapers are now available electronically. Hardbound and paperback novels have been replaced with downloads on iPads, Kindles and other tablets. Personal computers, tablets and smartphones are becoming more commonplace. Technology is generally making people more capable of receiving services remotely, and that includes materials typically provided by libraries. Despite these technological shifts, library districts in DeKalb County are
CAMPUS VIEW Lauren Stott confident in the necessity of the brickand-mortar building. The Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday that Sandwich is the latest of four county communities to plan facility expansions. Millions of local and state dollars are being spent to redevelop, expand and maintain community libraries. Some might argue that libraries are a waste of precious tax dollars and grant money. That might be true if libraries’ only function was to provide community reading material. Instead, let’s acknowledge (and embrace) the shift libraries are making to become community centers. Libraries now provide meeting space for various groups. They offer classes, and staff members can provide information and assistance. Libraries provide valuable Internet access to infrequent users and lowincome residents. Parents who might bring their children to a park in the summer can bring them to the library
when it is cold. Similar to a YMCA, libraries give community members a place to be. Some library functions are being replicated by new technology. Fewer books may be checked out, but there is not a shortage of operations. There is also no replacement for the community meeting area, the quiet and calm workspace, the safe after-school haven. It is important to acknowledge the flexibility and adaptation of local libraries. They are embracing technology to better serve the communities. They allow patrons to “rent” materials to be used electronically. They provide computers, high-speed Internet and other technological commodities as quickly as they can afford them. Libraries aren’t becoming obsolete; their purpose is changing. Rather than associating libraries with just books, we should consider them community mainstays.
• Lauren Stott is a Maple Park native and a graduate student at Northern Illinois University in the master of public administration program. She can be reached at lauren_stott@ yahoo.com.
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Argentine currency controls have ripple effect By CHRISTINE ARMARIO The Associated Press
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Maxi Gonzalez and his family settled into a dinner of sirloin strip steaks and salads at the Maya Tapas and Grill along Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road. It was the first night of their weeklong vacation from Argentina, and at a restaurant they planned to frequent nearly every day. The reason: Here they could pay in Argentine pesos. Currency controls imposed by the Argentine government in November 2011 and tightened further last year have made it increasingly difficult for tourists like Gonzalez to gain access to foreign cash needed to travel. The measures are aimed at shoring up a weakening Argentine currency and keep capital from leaving the South American country. Gonzalez was only able to convert the equivalent of $2,000 from Argentine pesos into U.S. dollars. “That’s not nearly enough for a large family like mine,” said Gonzalez, a commercial textile entrepreneur with six children.
Argentine pesos are shown at the Maya and Tapas Grill restaurant in Miami Beach, Fla. At the Maya restaurant along Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road, clients can pay in Argentine pesos at the official exchange rate. In the city some affectionately refer to as the capital of Latin America, the measures designed to keep dollars in Argentina and elevate the Argentine peso’s sliding value are having a ripple effect. Seeing a way to help some customers and attract others, Alejandro Maya, co-owner of Maya Tapas and Grill, decided to conduct an experiment: Accept payment in pesos at the official exchange rate. “We saw a niche, a need, and we thought that the customers could benefit from
this action,” said Maya, whose restaurant caters to tourists from around Latin America and the world. It’s an unusual step, but Maya’s family-run business is not the only one to have taken it. Some apartment rentals in Miami Beach are accepting pesos now as well. That’s much to the relief of Argentine travelers like Gonzalez, who runs a farm near Buenos Aires and was recently in Miami with his wife and two daughters.
“It’s not difficult; it’s impossible,” Gustavo Gonzalez, 49, said of his efforts to buy dollars in Argentina. The city is a popular destination for both middle class Latin Americans and the rich and famous. About 375,000 Argentinians visited Miami in 2011, making them the fifth largest group of international visitors. They visit the beaches, clubs and restaurants, and even “Little Buenos Aires” along a strip of Miami Beach filled with Argentinian eateries and businesses that cater to the community. But now this world is becoming harder to reach for many Argentines. Maria Isabel Seufferheld works at a travel agency in Mendoza, Argentina, and says she’s seen more clients opting to stay within the country during their vacations. When they do travel abroad, they spend fewer days away. Seufferheld herself recently visited her son in Miami and tried to convert $800 worth of pesos for the trip. She was only approved for $100 for her 15-day stay. “I’m only using credit cards,” she said.
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Famous church’s bells to ring for same-sex couples By BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials. The key development came in July when the Episcopal Church approved a ceremony for same-sex unions at its General Convention in Indianapolis, then came the legalization of gay marriage in Maryland, which joined the District of Columbia. The national church made a special allowance for marriage ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal. Longtime same-sex marriage advocate the Very Rev. Gary Hall took over
as the cathedral’s dean in October. Conversations began even before he arrived to clear the way for the ceremonies at the church that so often serves as a symbolic house of prayer for national celebrations and tragedies. The Episcopal bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, authorized use of the new marriage rite in December. Each priest then decides whether to marry same-sex couples. The cathedral’s congregation and leadership include many gays and lesbians. “This was something that was brewing in the cathedral. We were really waiting for him,” Budde told The Associated Press. “It would have been inconceivable for the Cathedral to call somebody who was not in favor of full equality for gay and lesbian people.” Hall, a former rector at churches in Michigan, Pennsylvania and California
and a seminary dean in Chicago, had been a leader in developing liturgical rites for same-sex blessings in the Episcopal Church. Budde said Hall was a catalyst for change in the church’s marriage tradition. Cathedral officials said the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage adapted from the blessing ceremony for gay and lesbian couples that was approved last year by the Episcopal Church’s national governing body. Official Episcopal law still defines marriage as between a man and a woman, so the cathedral says it will be performing weddings that combine civil marriage ceremonies under local law with a blessing from the church. They will use the new language approved for same-sex couples instead of the marriage ceremony from the Book of Common Prayer.
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8BRIEF Prostate Cancer Awareness Night set
GENOA – Genoa-Kingston High School boys basketball games will feature a prostate cancer awareness night Friday. Four gift baskets will be raffled, and a silent auction of Bears memorabilia will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, according to a news release. The games start at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., with the raffle taking place during halftime of the second game. The high school is at 980 Park Ave. in Genoa.
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Lisa Monge, manager at the newly opened Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue, takes inventory Monday of donations received by the kennel.
New animal shelter focusing on huskies By DAVID THOMAS
SYCAMORE – An animal shelter dedicated to the needs of huskies is now open and ready to serve. Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue, 27779 Five Points Road, northwest of Sycamore, just received its letter of occupancy from DeKalb County and license from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, shelter President Kelly Lambert said. “We think DeKalb County is a great place for huskies because it’s the mascot of [Northern Illinois University],” said Lambert, a graduate of the university’s law school. Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 Unlike other animal shelters, Husky Haven is tailored to the needs of Huskies. They are high-energy dogs that need space for exercise. This large, open space would be lost in a traditional rescue environment, Lambert said. “We want them to spend time with the trainer who
Learn more To schedule an appointment with Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue, please call 815-508-8007 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, log on to ravenshuskyhavenandrescue.org. lives at the site, training them and giving them plenty of exercise, so they’re more sustainable,” Lambert said. The center was named for Lambert’s first husky, which she adopted from a shelter in Indiana in 2008. A lawyer by trade, Lambert said running an animal adoption center was going to be different, but she said a lot of huskies out there need help. Lisa Monge, the center’s manager and on-site trainer, said she will be able to have the dogs run drills designed for huskies. Once they have burned off some energy, the dogs are easier to train, she said. “We love the training aspect, because it’s so nice to adopt because they know the
basics,” Monge said. “It’s a nice thing for the potential adopters.” Despite the large facility – Monge estimated the play yard is half an acre – Lambert said the shelter will only take 12 huskies at a time, and that the center’s hours are by appointment only. “We’re not trying to do a major undertaking,” Lambert said. “We’re trying to keep it small so it keeps with our concept of training them, and have a good adoption rate so they’re sustainable. We will spend time monitoring how that dog is.” Beth Drake, the executive director of TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb, said the shelter will direct some people who come in with huskies to Husky Haven. “We’re happy to have a well-thought-out husky rescue in the area,” Drake said. Like Lambert and Monge, Drake said some huskies can be difficult for first-time dog owners to handle. “They can be,” Drake said. “Not all huskies are that way.”
Connecticut is moving cautiously on gun control, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo in neighboring New York proposed a wide-ranging package of restrictions on Wednesday. He called for loopholes to be closed in a New York ban on assault weapons and ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 bullets. The Democrat also wants to require holders of handgun licenses to undergo follow-ups to make sure they are still qualified to possess a weapon, and he is calling for increased sentences for certain gun crimes. Biden, referring to the Newtown shootings, said at the White House: “Every once in a while, there’s something that awakens the conscience of the country, and that tragic event did it in a way like nothing I’ve seen in my career. “The president and I are determined to take action. ... We can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.” Biden said that the administration is weighing executive action in addition to recommending legislation by Congress. Recommendations to the Biden group include making gun-trafficking a felony, getting the Justice Department to prosecute people caught lying on gun background-check forms and ordering federal agencies to send data to the National Gun Background Check Database. Some of those pieces could happen by executive action, but congressional say-so would be needed for more farreaching changes such as reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity
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combined with the Stop the Mega-Dump lawsuit at the Illinois Supreme Court level has been frustrating. She said it is especially damaging to the proposed jail expansion, which already has designs approved by the board. The board had planned to use $27 million in tipping fees associated with the landfill expansion to fund the jail expansion. “We could have been started already with the jail expansion, but we need the funds,” Tobias said. “It is very frustrating people find the landfill expansion so problematic.” But since the landfill expansion was approved in 2010, some supporters have left office, while people who find the
people I have talked to are not for it.” For some new board members, the issue remains unclear. The board still has to officially vote on the tipping fee revenue as the funding source for the jail expansion but cannot do so until the landfill expansion occurs. When and if that vote comes, Misty Haji-Sheikh, DDeKalb, said these next few months of researching and speaking with people would help shape her opinion. “My first duty is to learn as much as I can about it,” she said. “We all want to do what is best for the county and the citizens.” The county has been pursuing a jail expansion to address overcrowding issues. More than $1 million a year is spent on transporting and housing inmates to other county jails.
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sustainable plan for the trail that will consider methods of vegetation management along the entire trail that are compatible with the high voltage electrical lines and erosion control, while at the same time promoting the wildlife habitat andaesthetics,”FidelMarquez, ComEd’s chief governmental and community relations officer, wrote in the letter. The standing-room-only crowd at Wednesday’s meeting seemed suspicious of ComEd and its motives, but applauded park board Secretary Phil Young, who said he was troubled when he walked along the
trail a couple of weeks ago. Young also suggested a legal review of the park district’s rights in these situations and exploring a local ordinance that requires entities to plant a new tree for every tree they cut down. In addition, Young wants to explore how the district leaders can use volunteerism, nursery and other local business sponsors, prairie restoration and native vegetation as they address vegetation along the Prairie Trail. He promised to do what he could to rectify the situation. “I’m sorry that under my watch this occurred,” Young said, which drew applause from the crowd. Angela Bollinger, whose
parents live near the trail, handed park board members a petition with more than 700 signatures. The petition asked local leaders to create regulations to prevent similar clearing in the future and to make sure ComEd replaced the vegetation with trees that will grow between 15 and 35 feet high. The trees, as well as new native plantings, should create the “protected corridor the Nature Trail once had,” the petition stated. Former DeKalb Mayor Bessie Chronopolous emphasized that ComEd’s letter did not include a financial commitment. “I don’t want that financial burden to come back on the taxpayers,” Chronopolous said.
Joe Biden ammunition magazines. Congress let the ban expire in 2004 under heavy pressure from the NRA. Democrats blamed a backlash against some lawmakers who voted for its enactment 10 years earlier for steep election losses that year. Since then Democrats have been wary of legislating on guns, and efforts have fizzled in Congress. Already there are signs any new legislative effort by Obama could face tough going. Some pro-gun Democrats have voiced doubts, and the Senate’s top Republican has warned it could be spring before Congress begins considering any gun legislation. Obama has said that his efforts on guns can be successful only if he has the support of the public, and advocates who attended Wednesday’s Biden meeting said part of the White House message was for participants to spread the word and keep up pressure on Washington. “They have made clear that they’re in this for the long haul and they want us to be in this for the long haul,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Advocatesparticipatingin Wednesday’s meeting, some of whom have been critical of Obama’s silence on guns in the past, said they were opti-
mistic that the president and Biden are committed to the effort this time around. “I think it’s for real,” said Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFirePA. Biden also held a call with Wednesday with more than 30 governors, mayors and other state and local officials to get their input on ways to curb gun violence. For Biden, today will bring a tougher audience when the NRA joins a meeting at the White House along with other gun-owner groups and retailers including Wal-Mart. NRA officials didn’t return messages for comment Wednesday but the group’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, has dismissed the assault weapons ban as “a phony piece of legislation” and has recommended putting armed guards in all schools as a way to stop another school shooting.
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One of the eager individuals is DeKalb County Board member Ken Andersen, RSycamore, who represents residents of the park. Andersen said he would have liked to see residents moved from the location “yesterday,” and is still hopeful the relocation can begin in June. “I’m very concerned with how it’s going to take us so long to get to moving people,” he said. “We could very well be flooded out again and have to go through all that. We just want to get those people out
of harms way and get them some decent housing.” When the move does happen for residents, Michelle Perkins said her organization would do everything it could to place people in affordable and nearby housing. Perkins, executive director of the DeKalb County Housing Authority, said that while Section 8 and low-income housing wait lists are full, preference is given to those who are involuntarily displaced. “There is only a certain amount of time for those residents to transition, but we are going to try everything we can,” she said. Jeremiah Moore, who lives in the park and works there as the maintenance man, said the relocation project has made residents anxious. It has been talked about for years without any action taking place. He said while it is a stressful situation, he hopes it becomes a reality. “If we ever get bought out, I’ll be out of a job, but what’s right is right and these people deserve to be safe,” he said. “Once you go through one flood, you’ve gone through enough.”
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8STATE BRIEFS Wife says poisoned lotto winner had no enemies
CHICAGO – The wife of a Chicago lottery winner who was poisoned with cyanide said Tuesday she was devastated by his death and cannot believe her husband could have had enemies. Shabana Ansari spoke to The Associated Press a day after news emerged that 46-year-old Urooj Khan’s death in July was the result of cyanide poisoning and not natural causes, as authorities initially concluded. Prosecutors, Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating Khan’s death as a homicide, but they have not given any details, announced any suspects or said whether they believed the lottery win could have presented a motive.
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SPRINGFIELD – New vetoproof Democratic majorities were sworn into office in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, and leaders vowed to keep trying to solve the state’s worstin-the-nation pension problem after talks collapsed at the end of the lame-duck session. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton were Vote re-elected online as leaders of their respecWhat is the tive chambers. Culmost important lerton will issue facing our state legislature? o v e r s e e a 40-19 majorVote online at Daily-Chronicle. ity, the most Democrats com. elected in the Illinois Senate in at least 120 years. “There is greatness within and around all of you in this chamber, and we’re going to need it,” Cullerton said after being sworn in for his third term as president. “My advice is to enjoy today and celebrate with your families, but you must know that tough decisions and votes await us in the weeks and months ahead.” After accepting his re-election as speaker, Madigan said the state’s ballooning $96 billion pension deficit remains the most serious problem that lawmakers face and vowed to continue negotiations to solve it. He called it a “terribly contentious” issue because any reform would be a change to what workers had been promised. But he also stressed the importance of addressing what’s known as the “cost-shift,” a proposal in which the expense of teacher retirements would be transferred from the state back to downstate and suburban school districts. That issue was a major sticking point in the failed compromise talks because Republicans feared it would lead to higher property taxes, but Madigan called the current situation a “free lunch” for schools that needs to be addressed. Madigan said he was willing to set the issue aside temporarily to accomplish some pension overhaul, and it is bound to return to negotiations in the new Legislature.
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Chantel Blunk (left) is escorted by a victims assistant as she arrives for the third day of a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at the courthouse Wednesday in Centennial, Colo. Chantel’s husband Jon was killed in the shooting.
Holmes had self portraits on phone
Photos show gunman posing with arsenal arrayed on bed By DAN ELLIOTT
The Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The photos were chilling and enigmatic, just like their subject. In the pictures, taken on his iPhone hours before the Aurora movie theater massacre, accused gunman James Holmes mugs for the camera, sticks out his tongue and smiles as he holds a Glock under his face and displays his arsenal arrayed on his bed. Prosecutors who displayed the pictures at a hearing that ended Wednesday argued the photos display “identity, deliberation and extreme indifference.” Holmes’ attorneys – who have been setting up an insanity defense and said they might present testimony about the defendant’s mental health – decided not to call any witnesses. A judge is due to rule by Friday whether prosecutors presented enough evidence to justify Holmes standing trial for more than 160 felony counts stemming from the July 20 attack, which killed 12 people and injured 70. Holmes, 25, may enter a formal plea that day. The three-day hearing occurred as the nation still recovers from the shock of last month’s shooting at a Con-
necticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. It wrapped up just as the Colorado Legislature began its session and pledged to tackle gun violence, and Vice President Joe Biden met with families of victims as part of the White House’s own gun control push. Prosecutors presented the most detailed description of the attack and Holmes’ alleged months of preparation. But they never addressed the mystery of why Holmes opened fire six weeks after leaving a neuroscience graduate proJames gram. L e g a l e x - Holmes perts say evidence against Holmes is so strong that the case may end in a plea deal. That would make the hearing the only detailed presentation of the evidence that victims, their families and the public will hear. Holmes sat impassively through much of the proceedings, watching intently as a surveillance video showed him entering the theater lobby. Family members, who had a better view of Holmes’ face than the media did in the packed courtroom, said he
smiled multiple times, especially when the photos were shown. “He’s not crazy, he’s evil,” said Tom Teves, whose 24year-old son Alex was killed in the attack. “He’s an animal.” Prosecutor Karen Pearson argued that Holmes meticulously planned the attack, starting with the online purchase of two tear gas canisters May 10, followed by buying online 6,295 rounds of ammunition, and body armor, as well as going to local sporting goods stores to purchase an assault rifle, shotgun and two Glock pistols. He bought his ticket for opening night of “The Dark Knight Returns” nearly two weeks before the attack and visited the theater early, photographing the layout. He rigged an elaborate booby-trap system in his apartment with three different triggers, hoping the detonation would distract police from the carnage he planned a few miles away, investigators testified. The trap was never sprung. About six hours before the attack, Holmes took a series of photos on his phone. In one he wears black contact lenses and a black stocking cap, with two tufts of his dyedred hair sticking out like a pair of horns. In another he
holds a pistol beneath his face, twisted into a grin. In a third, much of his arsenal – the assault rifle and shotgun, magazines for ammunition, tactical gear and bags to carry rounds – is displayed on a red sheet on his bed. When Holmes burst into the theater and opened fire just after midnight July 20 there were as many as 1,500 people crowded into the seats and in the auditorium next door, prosecutors said. Some of Holmes’ bullets pierced the wall and injured people in the adjacent theater. Holmes fired about 70 rounds, many of which apparently hit multiple people, and was only prevented from shooting more because his rifle jammed, prosecutors said. “He didn’t care who he killed or how many he killed, because he wanted to kill all of them,” Pearson said Wednesday. The hearing is a legal formality to establish the prosecution’s case. Defense attorneys rarely mount a full-blown case during such hearings, preferring to save their witnesses for the trial. Brady asked whether any Colorado law prevented “a severely mentally ill person” from buying the ammunition, body armor and handcuffs that Holmes purchased online. The answer: No.
CHICAGO – A bank robber was convicted Wednesday of overpowering county officers transporting him to a courthouse in 2009, snatching their guns and forcing one guard to hand over his pants before going on a daylong crime spree in Chicago’s suburbs. Federal jurors in Chicago convicted Robert Maday on all five counts, including escape, aggravated bank robbery and brandishing a weapon during the escape and bank heist. Maday, 42, of Elk Grove Village, faces a mandatory minimum prison term of almost 50 years. Maday’s escape from the two guards, who were driving him to a Rolling Meadows courthouse to be sentenced for an earlier robbery conviction, sparked a pursuit that included carjackings and a bank robbery. It ended with his capture after a highspeed chase and crash.
Newest state legislature has 3 charged lawmakers
SPRINGFIELD– When a new General Assembly took the oath of office Wednesday, its ranks included three lawmakers facing criminal charges. Former state Rep. Derrick Smith was back in Springfield. The Democrat was arrested on bribery charges and expelled last year, but voters put him back in office. Sen. Donne Trotter faces gun charges for allegedly bringing a weapon to an airport. And Rep. La Shawn Ford is accused of federal bank fraud charges. Illinois has a reputation for an intersection of politics and crime. Still, historians say it’s been decades since so many sitting lawmakers were facing charges.
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8OBITUARIES IRENE I. COTTON
Born: May 5, 1922, in Galesburg, Ill. Died: Jan. 8, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.
SYCAMORE – Irene I. Cotton, 90, of Sycamore, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb. She was born May 5, 1922, in Galesburg, the daughter of Harry and Jenny (Johnson) Lagerstrom. She was married to Dale Cotton. Irene was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and dear friends. Irene is survived by two daughters, Julie (Dennis) Cutshaw and Jennifer (Fred) Thumm, all of Sycamore; and four grandchildren, Jamison (Grace) Thumm, Jillian Cutshaw, Elizabeth (Daniel) McGlothlin and Emilee Thumm. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Dale. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. A memorial has been established for Salem Lutheran Church in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore,
IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.
DOROTHY (HALLGREN) COREY Born: July 19, 1921, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Jan. 7, 2013, in Diamond Head, Miss.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Dorothy née Hallgren (Mrs. Charles “Bud”) Corey, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Diamond Head, Miss. Born July 19, 1921, in DeKalb, daughter of Thure and Esther Hallgren (Hallgren Lumber Co.), she lived in DeKalb for the first 40 years of her life. She moved with “Bud” to Holly Springs, Miss., to open a new Wurlitzer piano factory. They were married for 55 years when “Bud” passed away. She is survived by four sons, Charles and Tom, living in Diamond Head, Mark and his wife, Debbie, along with Dan living
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in Greeneville, Tenn. She also is survived by nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carolynn (Mrs. Jack) Cooper of Atlanta, Ga., and Linda (Mrs. Cecil) Chalfant of Jackson, Mich. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Allison; brothers, Conrad and Kenny Hallgren, and sister, Marjorie Crowder, all of DeKalb; and Phyllis (Mrs. Robert) Miller of Somonauk. The visitation will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, and funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at Holly Springs Funeral Home, Holly Springs, Miss. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.
PATSY L. ‘PAT’ HAEFFNER
Born: Aug. 19, 1933, in Summersville, Mo. Died: Jan. 8, 2013, in Malta, Ill. MALTA – Patsy Lea Haeffner, 79, of Malta, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family Born Aug. 19, 1933, in Summersville, Mo., the daughter of Ivan G. View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates
and Mary Magdline (Carter) House, Pat married Donald L. Haeffner on July 3, 1951, in Mountain Home, Ark. Pat worked for more than 40 years at Spaulding Composites and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, both of DeKalb. She loved gardening and being outdoors. Most of all, Pat adored her family. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Don; sons, Jeff (Jodi) Haeffner of Sycamore and Jerry (Tonia) Haeffner of Sterling; granddaughters, Danille Haeffner of Rock Falls and Kelcie Haeffner of Sterling; grandson, Ryan Haeffner, serving at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga.; stepgrandchildren, Sarah (Rich) Roach and Daniel (Jenny) Lieving; three great-grandchildren, Hanah, Jeffrey and Ellie; sister, Bonnie Rogers of Summersville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marvin House; and sister, Peggy Pyatt. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Eric Mangek officiating. Burial will
follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patsy L. “Pat” Haeffner Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.
PATRICIA K. MITCHELL
Patricia K. Mitchell, 47, of Sycamore, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Arrangements are pending at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. For information, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. Visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.
Born: Oct. 16, 1949, in Aurora, Ill. Died: Jan. 7, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. GENOA – Karen Sunderlage,
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63, of Genoa, Ill., passed away surrounded by the love of her family Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, after a long fought battle with cancer. She is survived by her four children, Brett Lucas, Zachary Sunderlage, Hailey Sunderlage and Kelsey Sunderlage; five grandchildren, Brooklynn, Makenna, Kash, Braedyn and Daemon; mother, Marilyn Strobert; five brothers and sisters, Vickie (Mark) Rupprecht, Barbara (Peter) Schafer, David (Andrea) Strobert, Denise Brown and Richard Strobert; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Harley Strobert. The family will host a private memorial service at a later date. A memorial has been established in their name to benefit The American Cancer Society – checks may be made to the “American Cancer Society” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also can be forwarded to the same address or at www.conleycare. com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle. Send flowers, gifts and charitable contributions
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State bumbles fixes to pension systems again
Why debt-ceiling fight is good for U.S.
Watch what he did, not what he says. President Barack Obama says he won’t agree to spending cuts in return for Republicans’ raising the debt ceiling. Yet he did exactly that in 2011. And he should do it again. The debt ceiling ought to be raised because nobody has a plan to eliminate the deficit immediately, and there is no popular support for doing what that would take. A congressman who isn’t presenting and supporting a zero-deficit-now plan has an obligation to give the federal government the additional borrowing authority that continued deficits make necessary. For liberals, that’s the end of the matter. The debt ceiling should be raised without any spending cuts attached, and ideally it should be raised to infinity. One common argument goes like this: Since Congress sets spending and tax levels, no good purpose is served by holding a separate vote making it possible for the government to follow Congress’s original instructions. That argument would have more force if the federal budget were the result of a deliberate policy. Instead, more and more of our spending rises on autopilot because of decisions made long ago, and nobody is forced to take responsibility for the gap between revenue and commitments. Bills to raise the debt ceiling are the only occasions when congressmen and the president come close to doing so. They are thus appropriate moments to attack the trends that are driving our rising debt. Raising the debt limit requires Republican cooperation, and there is no obvious reason why Republicans should refrain on principle from saying that they will go along so long as spending is cut. For Democrats to say that no conditions should be attached to
VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru the bill is to attach a condition. There are, of course, risks to the economy from a protracted fight over what the conditions will be, and it would behoove the parties to come to terms quickly. Four steps would reduce those risks. First, Republicans should make the conditions reasonable, rather than, say, trying to use the leverage the debt-ceiling bill gives them to transform the welfare state. Second, Democrats should accede to reasonable requests rather than attacking them as though they amounted to terrorism. Third, the Federal Reserve should pledge to hold nominal-income growth steady, since that would counteract any shock to consumer confidence. Fourth, and most important, all parties should pass a law stipulating that if the debt ceiling is breached the Treasury will still be allowed to make debtservice payments in full. Painful spending cuts would result, but not default. A reasonable deal would involve spending cuts that are acceptable to both parties – cuts, in other words, that Democrats can accept without violating their core convictions or their campaign promises. Jerry Brown, the Democratic governor of California, is no conservative; he just prevailed in raising taxes in his state. But he also thinks that Medicaid spending per person ought to be capped, which could generate significant savings for the federal government. Tom Daschle, the former leader of the Senate Democrats and Obama’s first choice for secretary of Health and Human Services, also supports the idea.
John Cogan, an economist at Stanford University, argues that Medicare should raise its co-payments. The savings wouldn’t come from the higher fees that beneficiaries pay – that money could be sent back to them in the form of lower premiums so that seniors are held harmless – but in the reduced use of medical services. Higher co-pays, Cogan points out, haven’t been associated with worse health outcomes in studies. Increasing the use of means testing in Medicare would also save money without undermining care for the neediest. The program should offer fewer benefits to those with the highest lifetime incomes. Democrats insist that any future deficit reduction be “balanced,” with tax increases as well as spending cuts. They see last week’s fiscal-cliff deal, in which Republicans agreed to let some tax increases take effect, as a precedent. Around the world, though, most successful deficit-reduction efforts in the past three decades have been unbalanced, tilting toward spending cuts rather than tax increases. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted for the fiscal-cliff deal but denies it’s a precedent for future tax increases. With taxes having just risen, he told me in an interview, Republicans aren’t going to accept any further increase. “Tax increases are off the table,” he said. Instead, significant spending cuts are necessary, he argued, and they need to begin immediately. So raise the debt limit, sure. But start bringing the debt under control at the same time. That’s a sensible position, and one that Republicans should have no trouble defending to voters.
• Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist and a senior editor at National Review.
‘Fiscal cliff’ talks produce loser of a tax deal By HARold MEyERSon Bloomberg View
How much do the newly enacted tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans actually affect them? Hardly at all. Almost all of the debate that convulsed Capitol Hill in December concerned the reinstatement of the highest marginal tax rate on earned income – that is, on wages and salaries. But as F. Scott Fitzgerald said, the rich are different from you and me, and one of the primary ways they’re different is that they don’t get their income from wages and salaries. In 2006, the bottom four-fifths of U.S. tax filers got 82 percent of their income from wages and salaries, a Congressional Research Office study found. The richest 1 percent, however, got just 26 percent of their income that way; for the richest one-tenth of 1 percent, the figure is just 18.6 percent. The study also looked at dividends and capital gains. The bottom four-fifths got just 0.7 percent of their income from those sources. (Those who believe we’ve become an
“ownership society,” please take note.) The wealthiest 1 percent, however, realized 38.2 percent of their income from investments, and the wealthiest one-tenth of 1 percent realized more than half: 51.9 percent. The tax deal Congress passed last week raised the top rate on wages and salaries from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. The rate on income from capital gains and dividends, however, was raised to only 20 percent from 15 percent. There has been no rending of garments nor gnashing of teeth from our super-rich compatriots; they got one sweet deal. The intellectual foundations of this deal are even more dubious than the deal itself. Taxing investment income at a lower rate than labor income presumably fosters more investment in the U.S. economy. But say you buy a share of General Electric. The money you pay for your stock will be invested both at home and abroad, because GE, like virtually every major U.S. corporation, is a global company that retains a U.S. headquarters. Now suppose you’re an assembly worker at a GE aircraft engine parts plant in Day-
ton, Ohio. All your work takes place in the United States, and most of your spending is local, even though many of the products you buy are made abroad. Yet our GE employee may be taxed at a higher rate than our GE investor. We reward the investor for, in effect, sending money abroad, while the worker who produces wealth entirely within our borders gets no such reward. Globalization has completely changed the investment patterns of American corporations, but our tax breaks for investments chug placidly along as though U.S. companies still confined their work inside our borders. Moreover, taxing wages and salaries at a higher rate than investment income means that the tax code is taking a bigger bite out of a steadily shrinking share of Americans’ income. Pay from work just ain’t what it used to be. As the St. Louis Federal Reserve has documented, income from wages and salaries as of July 2012 constitutes the smallest share of gross domestic product since World War II. The earned-income share of GDP peaked in 1969 at 53.5 percent. In 2012, it was 43.5 percent.
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The best thing that can be said about the lame-duck session of the Illinois General Assembly is that lawmakers, at least, did no further harm. They didn’t do anything to fix Illinois’ sinking public pension systems or dire fiscal situation, sadly. But the way things went down during the last lameduck session two years ago – when Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic legislators rammed through a massive, last-minute tax increase – we might just chalk up “doing no harm” as a win. Or a tie, anyway. And that says pretty much everything that needs to be said about the sad state of For the record governing in the Land of Lincoln. Illinois’ five public penKidding aside, pension sion systems are underreform must be the top priority for the new General funded by more than $96 billion. It was less than a Assembly that was sworn in Wednesday. Illinois’ five year ago when that number public pension systems are was $83 billion. underfunded by more than $96 billion. It was less than a year ago when that number was $83 billion. With every day of inaction, it will climb. While it was far from perfect, we actually liked some elements of a pension reform bill that was being debated earlier this week. The bill was an amended version of one proposed by Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook. It seems like a good starting point for the new General Assembly. Among other things, the bill would push back the age that retirees can get their automatic 3 percent cost-of-living increases to 67 years. It also would be applied only to the first $25,000 of a retiree’s pension. The annual increase actually should be less than 3 percent and should kick in even later, but the proposal is better than what we have now. The bill would increase employee contributions to their own pensions by 2 percent of salary, with the first 1 percent kicking in the first year and the second in year two. We’re not sure if this is enough, but some increase is absolutely necessary. The biggest problem with the bill is that it did little to address the current underfunded liability. Some lawmakers argued the bill is unconstitutional as written and the state risks a court challenge if it passed. The Illinois Constitution says pension benefits cannot be diminished, but it’s better to meet that challenge head on than to keep putting off meaningful reform and risk insolvency. When it was clear Nekritz’s bill didn’t have enough votes, Quinn presented a bizarre, last-minute proposal that would have lawmakers turn over responsibility for fixing pensions to an unelected supercommittee. We’re not sure what to make of this desperate idea other than to say it’s further evidence that Quinn is in over his head. Here’s where we stand: For the new General Assembly, pension reform must be the top priority. The threat of a court challenge and more bad ideas from Quinn can’t get in the way. Don’t wait until the end of this new session. Get it done right. And get it done now.
Obama should be clear on drone aircraft reasoning Critics of the Obama administration’s expanded use of pilotless drone aircraft to kill alleged terrorists abroad have been assured that the strikes are justified and legal. Yet, when The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union asked for detailed evidence of the government’s legal arguments, they were told that is a national security secret. Recently, a federal judge ruled in the administration’s favor, although even she expressed exasperation. “I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the executive branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusions a secret.” This is hard to take from a president who promised to do a better job than the previous occupant of the White House in making important government information available to the American people. The federal FOI Act is shot through with loopholes, and the administration didn’t have to do much heavy lifting to slip through several of them in this case. Besides, federal courts are typically deferential to presidential claims of national security to justify keeping information from the public. The question is why the administration insists on keeping secret legal opinions that spell out the arguments for the legality and constitutionality of these drone strikes. Why would they keep confidential the formal arguments in favor of drone killings? The president obviously believes the attacks are morally and legally justified. He should release all legal justifications produced by his administration or explain to the American people why that cannot be shared with them. Des Moines (Iowa) Register
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Thursday a large storm system moves in from Texas. It will pump Gulf moisture into the area. Skies will be cloudy and periods of heavy rain are possible afternoon and overnight. Highs will be in the 40s. Scattered showers early Friday then gusty southwest winds warm us to near-60. We are in a dry slot until Sunday night when cold air and snow returns.
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AP Sources: Investor seeking to buy Kings
SEATTLE – People with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because no deal has been reached. One person says the Kings could sell for more than $500 million. The Kings’ future in Sacramento has been uncertain because the Maloofs and the city haven’t been able to come up with a long-term arena solution. Yahoo! Sports first reported the discussions between the Kings and Hansen. Yahoo! reported a possible sale could land the Kings in Seattle for the 2013-14 season. “I know as much as you do,” Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said when asked about the situation. “If it’s true, ain’t it cool?” Hansen reached agreement with local governments in Seattle in October on plans to build a $490 million arena near the city’s other stadiums: CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field. As part of the agreement, no construction will begin until all environmental reviews are completed and a team has been secured. Hansen’s group is expected to pitch in $290 million in private investment toward the arena, along with helping to pay for transportation improvements in the area around the stadiums. The plans also call for the arena to be able to handle a future NHL franchise. – Wire report
Novak’s reputation still growing
Random thoughts to ponder after Northern Illinois’ historic appearance in the Discover Orange Bowl: Thought No. 1: Let me get this straight, ESPN immediately apologizes for Brent Musburger’s harmless and flattering on-air comments about Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend – the former Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb – during the BCS title game Monday night. If that’s the Twilight Zone case, I imagine our ESPN buddy Kirk Herbstreit must have received a pay raise for all his Huskie invectives on the Bowl
KORCEK’S CORNER Mike Korcek Selection Show last month. What a world we live in. Thought No. 2: This is no secret. Joe Novak’s reputation seems to grow better each day. With his former Northern Illinois assistants Scott Shafer (new Syracuse football coach) and Mike Priefer (candidate for the Bears’ top spot) in the news, I pulled out a vintage NIU media guide to reminisce about the good old days.
Check out Novak’s 2001 Huskie coaching staff: Offensive coordinator Dan Roushar (now Michigan State offensive coordinator), defensive coordinator Shafer, quarterbacks coach Matt Canada (now North Carolina State OC), tight ends coach Frank Kurth (now athletic director at Elkhart, Ind., Memorial High School), wide receivers coach George McDonald (now Arkansas wide receivers coach), linebacker coach Pat Narduzzi (now Michigan State defensive coordinator), defensive interior coach Priefer, running backs coach DeAndre
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Smith (now New Mexico RB coach), defensive end coach/ recruiting coordinator Mike Sabock (interim NIU aide for Orange Bowl), plus grad assistants Mike Uremovich (now North Carolina State
offensive line coach) and Greg Bower (now Wisconsin-River Falls health and performance faculty). Impressive list. Thought No. 3: Hate this role-playing Northern Illinois “bully” shtick, but I can’t help it sometimes. For the most part, I thought ESPN playby-play man Joe Tessitore and analyst Matt Millen were fairly objective (at least for ESPN) on the Orange Bowl telecast. Except, and there’s always an “except,” in the first quarter.
See KORCEK, page B3
DEKALB/SYCAMORE BOYS SWIMMING
8WHAT TO WATCH
Pro basketball New York at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference collide as the Atlantic Divisionleading Knicks head to Indiana to face the Central Division-leading Pacers. Also on TV... Pro basketball Miami at Portland, 9:30 p.m., TNT Men’s college basketball Miami at North Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN Michigan State at Iowa, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Old Dominion at George Mason, 6 p.m., NBCSN Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m., ESPN Arizona at Oregon, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Saint Mary’s at Gonzaga, 10 p.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA Tour, Sony Open, first round, at Honolulu, 6 p.m., TGC Auto racing Dakar Rally, stage 6, Arica to Calama, Chile, 1 a.m., NBCSN (delayed tape)
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DeKalb/Sycamore co-op’s Daniel Hein looks at his time after the 100-yard freestyle in the team’s meet against Ottawa on Monday at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb.
Barbs’ Hein enjoying early success as freshman By ANTHONY ZILIS
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eKALB – Finishing second dayafter-day to a freshman isn’t always easy for veterans on the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swim team. But with freshman Daniel Hein on the team, they’ve had to learn to take the beatings in stride. “He’s an amazing athlete,” senior
Marc Dubrick said. Hein has been a sensation for the Barbs this season, winning most of his races. In some dual meets, coach Leah Eames puts him against opponents’ best swimmer because she knows he’ll have a legitimate shot to win. “He’s just put in a ton of effort, and I think that’s why he’s been dropping his times so much,” Eames said. Hein was by no means an un-
known entity coming into the season – several of the swimmers knew of his ability from club swimming. “It was hard last year to watch him when he was only in eighth grade, thinking, ‘We could really use him on our team,’” junior Ryan Schultz said. “I was expecting him to do really well this year.”
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BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
No go for Sosa, Bonds, Clemens Hall of Fame voting 569 votes cast, 427 needed Player Craig Biggio Jack Morris Jeff Bagwell Mike Piazza Tim Raines Lee Smith Curt Schilling Roger Clemens Barry Bonds Edgar Martinez Alan Trammell Larry Walker Fred McGriff Dale Murphy Mark McGwire Don Mattingly Sammy Sosa Rafael Palmeiro
Votes 388 385 339 329 297 272 221 214 206 204 191 123 118 106 96 75 71 50
Percentage 68.2% 67.7% 59.6% 57.8% 52.2% 47.8% 38.8% 37.6% 36.2% 35.9% 33.6% 21.6% 20.7% 18.6% 16.9% 13.2% 12.5% 8.8%
By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press
NEW YORK – No one was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. When voters closed the doors to Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, they shut out everybody else. For only the second time in four decades, baseball writers failed to give any player the 75 percent required for induction to Cooperstown, sending a powerful signal that stars of the Steroids Era will be held to a different standard. All the awards and accomplishments collected over long careers by Bonds, Clemens and Sosa could not offset suspicions those feats were boosted by performance-enhancing drugs. Voters also denied entry Wednesday to fellow newcomers Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling, along with holdovers Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Lee Smith.
More inside Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson believes Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. Page B3. Among the most honored players of their generation, these standouts won’t find their images among the 300 bronze plaques on the oak walls in Cooperstown, where – at least for now – the doors appear to be bolted shut on anyone tainted by PEDs. “After what has been written and said over the last few years I’m not overly surprised,” Clemens said in a statement he posted on Twitter. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa retired after the 2007 season. They were eligible for the Hall for the first time and have up to 14 more years on the writers’ ballot.
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The San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds waits on the dugout steps to bat in the eighth inning with bases loaded July 28, 2006 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the cloud of steroids shrouding many candidacies, baseball writers failed for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall.
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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Hiawatha at Rockford Christian Life, 7 p.m. Rochelle at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Hiawatha at Somonauk, 6:45 p.m. Paw Paw at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. H-BR at Serena, 7 p.m. Wrestling DeKalb at Sycamore, 5:30 p.m. Kaneland at Morris, 5:30 p.m. Boys Bowling Streator at DeKalb, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling Streator at DeKalb, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Kaneland, 4 p.m. Sterling at Sycamore, 4 p.m.
Boys Basketball Paw Paw at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. LaMoille at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Newark at H-BR, 7 p.m. Burlington Central at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Richmond-Burton at G-K, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Sycamore at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m.
Boys Basketball Morris at DeKalb, 6:30 p.m. Indian Creek at Rockford Christian, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Kaneland at Ottawa, 2:30 p.m. Sycamore at Dixon, 6 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb at Rockford Jefferson Invite, 11 a.m. Wrestling Sycamore at Carl Sandburg Duals, 9 a.m. DeKalb hosts DeKalb Quad, 10 a.m. Kaneland hosts Margaret Flott Memorial Invite, 9 a.m. Girls Bowling Sycamore at Fenton Invitational (Wood Dale Bowl), 9 a.m. DeKalb at IMSA Invite at Mardi Gras Lanes, 8:30 a.m.
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MAC MEN’S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
NIU snaps 13-game road losing skid The ASSOCIATED PRESS OXFORD, Ohio – Aksel Bolin came off the bench for 11 points and Northern Illinois snapped a five-game losing streak, beating Miami (Ohio) 72-61 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Darrell Bowie and Abdel Springs added 10 apiece for Northern Illinois, which snapped a 13-game road losing streak against Miami. Despite outshooting Northern Illinois 52.4 percent (11 of 21) to 37.5 percent (9 of 24), Miami (5-8) entered halftime tied with the Huskies, 28-all. The second half opened with three ties and four lead changes before Northern Illinois (3-10) jumped ahead for good on a Mike Davis jumper. The Huskies built their lead to as many as 15, 66-51, and led by at least 10 points throughout the final 5 minutes.
Cent. Michigan 73, Bowling Green 67: At Mount Pleasant,
Mich., Kyle Randall poured In 31 points, going 13 for 13 from the free-throw line, and Central Michigan held on to beat Bowling Green. The Chippewas (8-6) went on a 13-0 run in the first half and led 37-20 at halftime. But the Falcons (5-9) came back, shooting 59 percent after halftime, and finally tying the game at 60 when Jordon Crawford made a pair of free throws with 3:25 to go.
Ball State 60, Eastern Michigan 58: At Ypsilanti, Mich.,
Chris Bond made two free throws with 1 second left, lifting Ball State to a over Eastern Michigan. Bond, who scored 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting for the Cardinals (7-6), was fouled by Da’Shonte Riley and sank both foul shots. Eastern Michigan couldn’t get off another shot before the buzzer.
Toledo 70, Kent State 58:
At Kent, Ohio, Rian Pearson scored 27 points with nine
rebounds as Toledo pulled away early in the second half to defeat Kent State. Leading 28-25 at the break, the Rockets (5-7) opened the second half with a 15-4 burst that featured back-to-back 3-pointers by Dominique Buckley.
Akron 65, Western Michigan 43: At Akron, Ohio, Nick
Harney led Akron with 15 points as the Zips defeated Western Michigan. Alex Abreu, Pat Forsythe and Brian Walsh each added 12 points for Akron (10-4), while Demetrius Treadwell led the Zips with eight rebounds. Ohio 86, Buffalo 68: At Athens, Ohio, D.J. Cooper scored 21 points and Reggie Keely added 19 to help Ohio beat Buffalo. Cooper made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and dished out seven assists for Ohio, which is averaging 25 assists over its past five games.
MAC standings Overall W L 9 6 7 6 6 7 3 10 8 6 7 8
East Division Conf. W L Akron 1 0 Ohio 1 0 Kent State 0 1 Buffalo 0 1 Miami 0 1 Bowling Green 0 1
Overall W L 10 4 10 5 9 6 6 9 5 8 5 9
Saturday’s Games Kent State at Ball State, 1 p.m. Ohio at Western Michigan, 1 p.m. Akron at Northern Illinois, 3 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green, 5 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Central Michigan at Toledo, 6 p.m.
The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) is taking registrations for its spring soccer season through Jan. 30 on its website at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com. The spring season includes six games from April 13 through May 18. All games and practices are held at the KYSO soccer fields, next to Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4-17. Registrations fees are $85 for the first child, $65 for each additional child and include a soccer jersey, shorts, socks, end-of-season trophies and certified referees for each game.
NHL owners approve new labor deal; players to vote
NEW YORK – NHL’s board of governors met in a Manhattan hotel Wednesday and overwhelmingly approved the agreement that was reached early Sunday on the 113th day of the lockout. – Staff, wire reports
Saturday Baltimore at Denver, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (FOX) Sunday Seattle at Atlanta, noon (FOX) Houston at New England, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AFC, TBA, CBS NFC, TBA, FOX
Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m., NBC
Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m., CBS
Agent says Arians out of hospital
INDIANAPOLIS – The agent for Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Wednesday night that his client has been released from an Indianapolis hospital and that they are finalizing details to begin interviewing for head coaching jobs. Earlier in the day, a league source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that doctors were still trying to determine the extent of a health problem that forced one interview to be pushed back. – Wire report
DeKalb-Sycamore swimming still perfect
KYSO accepting spring soccer registrations
Saturday’s Results Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday’s Results Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14
West Division Conf. W L Central Michigan 1 0 Ball State 1 0 Toledo 1 0 Northern Illinois 1 0 Western Michigan 0 1 Eastern Michigan 0 1
The DeKalb-Sycamore boys swim co-op stayed undefeated in dual meets with a 124-46 win over Woodstock co-op at home on Wednesday. “The majority of that was because of our depth,” coach Leah Eames said. “They definitely had some top-notch guys, but our guys just got in there and raced.” For the first time all season, the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op (90) had winners in all 11 events. Ryan Schultz (200-yard individual medley, 100 breaststroke), Daniel Hein (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly) and Marc Dubrick (100 free, 100 backstroke) all won two events while Jacob Bjork was first in the 500 free and Dylan Powers won the 200 free. Dubrick, Schultz, Hein and Josh Page combined to win the 200 medley relay. Dylan Powers, Holden Mackey, Ryan Lindsey and Page were first in the 200 free relay, and Hein, Powers, Bjork and Dubrick won the 400 free relay.
NFL PLAYOFF GLANCE WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (center) celebrates with center Joakim Noah (left) and guard Nate Robinson after scoring during the first half of the Bulls’ 104-96 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at the United Center.
BUCKS 104, BULLS 96
Bulls fans stay positive with Rose out Next for the Bulls
VIEWS Tom Musick CHICAGO – The Bears looked kind of funny Wednesday. For one thing, none of them wore a helmet. They sported sneakers instead of cleats. And why did only five of them line up for the opening kickoff? Ohhh. It’s basketball season. Forgive me for being late. Now that another Bears’ season is in the books (and general manager Phil Emery is busy interviewing approximately 217 head-coaching candidates), I headed to the United Center to see what I’ve been missing. There, I joined a sellout crowd of 21,570 to see the Bulls host the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls squandered a 15-point lead to lose, 104-96, but at least Derrick Rose inched another day closer to his return. Eight months had passed since the last time I watched the Bulls play on their home court. On that day, the Bulls hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, only four games after Rose drove to the basket and crumpled to the court clutching his left knee. That moment changed everything. The Bulls lost their opening playoff series in six games. More importantly, they lost Rose for 257 days and counting. They also lost several key members of their “Bench Mob” – Omer Asik went to Houston, Kyle Korver to Atlanta, C.J. Watson to Brooklyn, Ronnie
Bulls at New York, 7 p.m. Friday, CSN, AM-1000
Bulls guard Richard Hamilton (left) posts up against Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis during the first half. Brewer to New York, and so on. Knowing that Rose would miss much of the season, the Bulls filled their bench with lower-priced veterans. The message seemed clear: Keep the seats warm until Rose returns. In came journeymen such as Marco Belinelli, Nate Robinson and Nazr Mohammed. Kirk Hinrich returned, albeit two years older and several steps slower. Yet the Bulls kept winning, spare parts and all. At 19-14, Tom Thibodeau’s team is in good position for a playoff berth. One game separates the Bulls from the first-place Indiana Pacers in the Central Division, and a division title would mean a top three playoff seed. I could try to tell you more about the new-look Bulls. Instead, I asked some people who have been paying much closer attention. Stadium usher Giselle Lopez has worked (and watched) all but two home games this
season. The 19-year-old from Chicago worked Wednesday’s game between Sections 324 and 325 in the upper deck. It’s not a bad view. From her perch, Lopez has seen the Bulls improve after a rocky start. “At the beginning, it was kind of like, ‘Oh, they don’t know how to play with each other,’ ” Lopez said. “But now they’re more comfortable with each other.” Eight-year-old Alex Prairie of Bourbonnais arrived early to watch players such as Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson practice jump shots before the game. His dad, Gregg, has tickets for another game in April. “I like to watch them practice,” said Alex Prairie, who watches almost every game on TV. It’s an easy team to watch for fans such as Pete Overholt and his son, Max, who celebrated his 23rd birthday Wednesday. The season-ticket holders from Wilmette have watched about a half-dozen games this season
from their seats behind the basket in Section 116. As players warmed up before the game, they chatted about how much better Carlos Boozer has played in the past month and how the new bench has developed into a productive unit. Of course, the impending return of Rose never strayed far from the conversation. For the Overholts, watching the Bulls play without their MVP point guard remained strange. “It’s a little weird,” Max Overholt said. “But given what a lot of talking heads were saying – how they were not going to be quite as good without Rose – overall, I’d say they’ve done pretty well.” Really well. “They have so far exceeded what I thought they would or could do without Rose,” Pete Overholt said. “I’ve enjoyed this season. I really have. It’s been fun.” Before long, it will be a lot more fun. Maybe Rose will return in a month? Maybe six weeks? Whatever the date, it’s getting closer. “Now, everybody’s getting so pumped up,” Lopez said with a big smile. “D-Rose is coming back.”
• Shaw Media sportswriter Tom Musick can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 21 14 .600 Bulls 19 14 .576 Milwaukee 18 16 .529 Detroit 13 23 .361 Cleveland 9 28 .243 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 23 11 .676 Brooklyn 20 15 .571 Boston 18 17 .514 Philadelphia 15 22 .405 Toronto 13 22 .371 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 23 10 .697 Atlanta 20 14 .588 Orlando 12 22 .353 Charlotte 9 25 .265 Washington 5 28 .152 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 28 10 .737 Memphis 22 10 .688 Houston 21 15 .583 Dallas 13 22 .371 New Orleans 10 25 .286 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 27 8 .771 Portland 19 15 .559 Denver 20 16 .556 Utah 19 18 .514 Minnesota 16 16 .500 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 27 8 .771 Golden State 22 11 .667 L.A. Lakers 15 20 .429 Sacramento 13 22 .371 Phoenix 12 25 .324
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Wednesday’s Results Milwaukee 104, Bulls 96 Cleveland 99, Atlanta 83 Utah 112, Charlotte 102 Toronto 90, Philadelphia 72 Boston 87, Phoenix 79 New Orleans 88, Houston 79 Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 84 San Antonio 108, L.A. Lakers 105 Orlando at Denver (n) Memphis at Golden State (n) Dallas at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Miami at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 6 p.m. Houston at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Bulls at New York, 7 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 8 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Results Brooklyn 109, Philadelphia 89 Indiana 87, Miami 77 Houston 125, L.A. Lakers 112 Minnesota 108, Atlanta 103 Milwaukee 108, Phoenix 99
Love out 8-10 weeks with broken hand
MINNEAPOLIS – If the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to chase down their first playoff berth since 2004, they’re going to have to do most of the work without Kevin Love. Unfortunately for this hard-luck franchise, they know what it feels like to play without their AllStar and Olympian. Love will miss the next eight to 10 weeks after needing surgery to repair a right hand that is broken for the second time this season, the team announced on Wednesday. The timeframe would put Love back on the court possibly around mid-March, about a month before the playoffs begin. – The Associated Press
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8NORTHERN ILLINOIS BRIEF NIU football’s 2013 MAC opponents released
Northern Illinois’ 2013 schedule isn’t quite set in stone, but the Huskies know every opponent they will be playing. The Mid-American Conference released each team’s conference opponents for the 2013 season on Wednesday. Northern Illinois will have home games against Ball St., Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Akron. The Huskies will go on the
road to face Central Michigan, Toledo, Kent State and Massachusetts. The dates for these games have not been set. NIU’s nonconference games had already been scheduled. The Huskies play at Iowa in the opener before a bye week. NIU then goes on the road to Idaho, hosts Eastern Illinois and travels to Purdue before starting MAC play.
– Staff report
Conference needs to re-evaluate schedules • KORCEK Continued from page B1
Oakland Athletics’ Mike Piazza singles in a run against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning on July 26, 2007, in Seattle.
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Bagwell, Piazza deserve Hall nod
The most controversial Baseball Hall of Fame vote in recent history ended in a predictable result Wednesday. For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected no players to Cooperstown. Among those denied entrance was a player possessing undoubtedly the greatest offensive statistics in history for his position. A perennial National League All-Star during the 1990s, the only achievement missing from his baseball resume is a World Series title. No, I’m not talking about Barry Bonds, although he certainly fits the above description. The player in question, for me, is Mike Piazza. With a .308 average, 427 home runs and 1,335 RBIs, Piazza is the greatest offensive catcher in baseball history, yet received only 57.8 percent of the vote, far short of the 75 percent required for entry into Cooperstown. For many, the next few Hall of Fame votes will be about
VIEWS Ross Jacobson Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro and Mark McGwire, all-time greats from the “Steroid Era” who were connected to performance-enhancing drugs. In my mind, they will say more about what the voters have decided about their contemporaries – those who are apparently being punished only because they played during the same drug-infused era and are merely suspected of steroid use. Piazza and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell are obvious Hall of Famers. Their numbers put each of them among the all-time greats at their position. But because they played during a period of 20-plus years where baseball failed to deal with the problem of performance-enhancing drugs, enough writers decided they weren’t worthy
of entry into Cooperstown. Neither of them were named in the famed Mitchell Report in 2007. And neither of them failed a drug test. Take it for what it’s worth, but neither was named in any of Jose Canseco’s books. There has only been suspicion. This isn’t to say that Piazza and Bagwell were definitively drug-free. More than likely we will never know exactly which players used steroids and the extent to which drugs were rampant during the Steroid Era. But how can some voters claim to be consistent and fair if, in future years, they vote for other players from the same era in similar situations. Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina and Tom Glavine are all players who are perceived to have good chances of getting into the Hall of Fame in 2014 because they have never been suspected of steroid use. How do Bagwell and Frank Thomas compare? According to baseball-reference.com,
Bagwell is the No. 1 most similar player to the Big Hurt in baseball history. The two have almost identical career batting averages, runs scored, doubles and slugging percentages. They even won MVP awards in the same season (1994). Yet because Bagwell is perceived as a potential steroid user, Thomas will likely be the only one of the two heading to Cooperstown next year. The issue of how voters handle the legacies of all players from the 1990s and early 2000s is not going away anytime soon. The voters have two choices. Consider every player in the era and vote off their numbers, or vote for nobody at all. But arbitrarily deciding which players did or did not use steroids should not be an option.
• Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via e-mail at rjacobson@ shawmedia.com and you can follow him on Twitter @RossJacobson.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME REACTION
HOFers happy for denials By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press
NEW YORK – Keep all the cheaters out of our club. That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa excluded from the Cooperstown fraternity Wednesday. “I’m kind of glad that nobody got in this year,” former Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline said. “I feel honored to be in the Hall of Fame. And I would’ve felt a little uneasy sitting up there on the stage, listening to some of these new guys talk about how great they were.” Goose Gossage went even further – he often does. “I think the steroids guys that are under suspicion got too many votes,” he said. “I don’t know why they’re making this such a question and why there’s so much debate. To me, they cheated. Are we going to reward these guys?” Not this year, at least. Baseball writers pitched a Hall of Fame shutout for 2013, failing to elect anyone for only the second time in 42 years. Among those rejected were a trio of steroid-tainted stars in Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, all eligible for the first time. “Wow! Baseball writers make a statement,” Hall of Fame reliever Dennis Eckersley wrote on Twitter. “Feels right.”
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Sammy Sosa was among those who tested positive in MLB’s 2003 anonymous survey. He didn’t receive enough votes, along with Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and the rest of the Hall of Fame candidates in Wednesday’s voting.
Eighth time BBWAA failed to elect any players
• HALL OF FAME Continued from page B1 “Curt Schilling made a good point, everyone was guilty. Either you used PEDs, or you did nothing to stop their use,” Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt said in an email to The Associated Press after this year’s vote was announced. “This generation got rich. Seems there was a price to pay.” Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, appeared on 68.2 percent of the 569 ballots, the highest total but 39 votes shy. The three newcomers with the highest profiles failed to come close to even majority support, with Clemens at 37.6 percent, Bonds at 36.2 and Sosa at 12.5. Other top vote-getters were Morris (67.7), Jeff Bagwell (59.6), Piazza (57.8), Tim
Raines (52.2), Lee Smith (47.8) and Schilling (38.8). “I’m kind of glad that nobody got in this year,” Hall of Famer Al Kaline said. “I feel honored to be in the Hall of Fame. And I would’ve felt a little uneasy sitting up there on the stage, listening to some of these new guys talk about how great they were. ... I don’t know how great some of these players up for election would’ve been without drugs. But to me, it’s cheating.” At ceremonies in Cooperstown on July 28, the only inductees will be three men who died more than 70 years ago: Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White. They were chosen last month by the 16-member panel considering individuals from the era before integration in 1947.
“It is a dark day,” said Jose Canseco, the former AL MVP who was among the first players to admit using steroids. “I think the players should organize some type of lawsuit against major league baseball or the writers. It’s ridiculous. Most of these players really have no evidence against them. They’ve never tested positive or they’ve cleared themselves like Roger Clemens.” It was the eighth time the BBWAA failed to elect any players. There were four fewer votes than last year and five members submitted blank ballots. There have been calls for the voting to be taken away from the writers and be given to a more diverse electorate that would include players and broadcasters. The Hall says it is content with the process, which began in 1936.
Tessitore made a cutesy reference to NIU grad Dan Castellaneta, i.e., the voice of TV’s famous Homer (“doh”) Simpson. Tessitore, are we just informing the ESPN viewers or making wry comment on my alma mater’s football academics (nationally ranked APR and graduation rates, hint, hint) which, by the way, made Florida State resemble a junior college by comparison? Speaker of the House (Denny Hastert) not good enough for you? Just curious. Thought No. 4: More class discrimination from the inebriated Orange Bowl rep who dissed the Huskies at an official function (“You guys don’t deserve to be here. We didn’t even want you here”). Anybody see the record TV ratings in Chicago for ESPN’s coverage that night? I also read how some of the FSU players could not locate DeKalb on a map during bowl week. Maybe some of the adults in Florida need geography lessons, too. Chicago? Nation’s No. 3 media market and population center. Where’s that? Question No. 1: I’m curious. How many Northern Illinois fans actually were among the announced 72,073 attendance figure in Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 1? Columnist Barry Rozner of the Arlington Heights Daily Herald said 35,000. Some friends who went to Miami estimated between 15,000 and 20,000. Either way, there seemed to be a lot of cardinal red in the stands on TV. Awesome. And, if that’s the case, why can’t NIU duplicate those standing-room only Huskie Stadium crowds from 2002-04? Question No. 2: Bar bet time. Guess how many different football programs have played in the Orange Bowl since the first one in 1935 to the present? The answer: Fifty-one schools. Over the decades in the ebb-and-flow of college athletics and football, there’s some present-day surprises on the Orange Bowl participation list – Bucknell (Pa.) (1935), Catholic (1936), Duquesne (1937), Georgetown (1941), Holy Cross (1946), and Santa Clara (1950). FYI to Mr. Herbstreit: NIU and your Ohio State alma mater are tied with one Orange Bowl appearance apiece. Just a reminder. Thought No. 5: Somebody on campus got it. Finally. During Orange Bowl week, new Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey put this Boise State-envy in the program’s rearview mirror. Permanently, I hope. To paraphrase, the 41-year-old Carey astutely observed that the Huskies are not Boise State or TCU, but rather “the new NIU.” Okay, maybe Northern Illinois did not pull the viral upset, ala underdog Boise State over Oklahoma in the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, against FSU in the Orange Bowl. There’s no doubt the “hard way” Huskies validated their initial BCS experience with integrity, grit, tenacity, and fight unlike others this bowl season (I won’t mention Notre Dame, promise). To reiterate, most of us wouldn’t trade this last Northern Illinois decade for anything TCU or Boise State has done in a similar time frame. Honest. Back-to-back Mid-American Conference
titles, seven bowls, an historic BCS postseason, a first-ever Top 25 team ranking(s), Heisman Trophy candidates, national TV appearances, onfield and classroom All-America picks, NCAA statistical records and landmarks, plus numerous team academic accomplishments. The first step in any hierarchy is identifying who you are. Carey knows. Right now, there are some fledging midmajors thinking about being the “next Northern Illinois” – particularly in light of the Cardinal and Black’s ascent from the depths of ultimate despair (1-10, 0-11, and 2-9 in 1996-98). Thought No. 6: The most compelling graphic or comment during the Orange Bowl telecast didn’t pop up until the fourth quarter with NIU’s 2012 schedule ranking No. 120 out of 124 nationally in the FBS. Not flattering, but true. There are two MACs – the strong, competitive one and the weaker version. I read the press notes about the record seven MAC bowl teams (which went 2-5), etc. I used to write those. It’s difficult to hide the weak sisters in this league sometimes. With eight of NIU’s 14 opponents this season finishing below .500 (a combined 19-77), no wonder naysayers such as Herbstreit howled on Bowl Selection Sunday. Instead of venting last month, Kirk, you might have mentioned the Mid-Am scheduling issue. Overall, the 2012 Huskie grid opposition went 74-99. This is nothing new for the major MAC sports. To be relevant in the BCS realm, the league athletic directors and presidents need to evaulate their schools’ schedules and national perception in football and both basketball programs and make that an immediate priority. Thought No. 7: Perspective time. In the Northern Illinois euphoria over the Orange Bowl and a 12-win season, it’s easy to dismiss the past. I understand. Looking at the final polls from 2003, there were three Mid-Am programs in both Top 30s – Miami (10th in AP and 12th in USA Today), Bowling Green (23rd in both), and NIU (26th in USA Today and 29th in AP). That’s not the case today. C-USA types Marshall and Central Florida were still in the Mid-Am. Future All-Pros Michael “The Burner” Turner and Ben Roethlisberger were the showcase performers. Consider the Huskies’ significant nonconference triumphs that same year – Top 25 Maryland and Alabama, plus Iowa State. You cannot put NIU’s 2003 and 2012 schedules in the same sentence, in my opinion. Somebody might react and say: Whose side are you on, Mike? If you’ve read this column the last five years, you should know by now: The Huskie side. Many of us have witnessed Northern Illinois reach the football apex in 1983, 1989, 2003, 2011, and now 2012. Then seen it go the wrong way too many times. With the new Chessick Center, the IHSA football playoffs, the stadium improvements in 2013, it’s the perfect time for NIU to build on this unprecedented success.
• Mike Korcek is a former Northern Illinois University sports information director. His historical perspective on NIU athletics appears periodically in the Daily Chronicle.
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Insider Spartans look to fix late-game issues The
By ROSS JACOBSON
A closer look at the boys basketball scene
sPOTliGhT ON ... Zach Michels Senior forward, Hinckley-Big Rock Michels often gets lost in the shuffle because of the Royals’ exceptional guard tandem in Jared Madden and Bernie Conley. But the senior forward came through with 11 big points in H-BR’s win over Genoa-Kingston on Tuesday.
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Rochelle at Kaneland, 7 p.m., tonight Kaneland is fresh off a promising fourth-place showing at the Plano Christmas Classic. Can the Knights carry that momentum into the second half of conference play?
Burlington Central at Sycamore, 7 p.m., Friday The Spartans come off a couple of disappointing losses in close games. Burlington provides a tough non-conference opponent and a win could set Sycamore back in the right direction.
1. hinckley-Big Rock (13-3, 2-0 little Ten) Huge win on the road over Genoa-Kingston. 2. Kaneland (8-6, 3-1 Northern illinois Big 12 east) Knights starting to find stride since Drew David’s return. 3. sycamore (9-7, 2-2 Ni Big 12 east) Fourth-quarter woes cost Spartans couple games recently. 4. Genoa-Kingston (10-6, 2-2 Big Northern conference east) Cogs won three straight before loss to Royals. 5. indian creek (9-6, 3-0 lTc) Timberwolves have gone through rough stretch since winter break started. 6. DeKalb (4-12, 2-3 Ni Big 12 east) Barbs beat Rochelle then fell to Dixon at home. 7. hiawatha (3-10, 1-1 lTc) Nice win over Milledgeville on Monday.
After a quick start to the season, some late-game issues plagued Sycamore over the holiday break. The Spartans lost three of their past four games despite holding fourth-quarter leads in each contest. Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said opponents’ pressure defense have given the Spartans trouble in the final eight minutes. “The biggest thing has just been we’re just making bad passes and getting a little bit rushed, going a little bit faster than we want to in certain situations,” Stacy said. “A lot of them are unforced errors. We’re panicking a little bit and not executing as well as we can. “For the most part we’ve done really well when teams have pressed us, the last couple games we’ve struggled.” With only one game – Friday against Burlington Central – in a stretch of 13 days, Sycamore will have plenty of time to fix the issues before resuming Northern Illinois Big 12 East play. Morris’ Ben Ortiz (34) pressures Sycamore’s Devin “We’re doing a lot of good things,” Stacy Spartans’ 41-39 loss Friday in Sycamore. said. “We feel that we have let some games slip through our fingers. It’s a matter of going Royals go hard on the defensive end in practice. through these learning processes and road One thing he’s preaching is movement. blocks along the way. Sambrookes doesn’t want his team standing flat-footed when it comes to help defense. Royals preaching defense “A lot of times the help-side, and this is Hinckley-Big Rock coach Bill Sambrookes not just my team, but the help-side sometimes has been emphasizing defense lately, having his when you’re three passes away has the tenden-
We’re about halfway through the season with holiday tournaments distinctly behind us and the back half of conference play getting started. A number of storylines for the year have already developed so here are five things to look for in the upcoming weeks: can DeKalb turn it around?: It hasn’t been the easiest couple months for DeKalb, which just lost another close game to Dixon at home on Tuesday. The Barbs have the talent to be the best team in the Northern Illinois Big 12, but can’t seem to play with consistency. If they get things figured out quickly, DeKalb could still be in the hunt for another conference crown.
VIEWS Ross Jacobson Where do sycamore, Kaneland stand in the Ni Big 12?: Sycamore
surprised many with a quick start to the 2012-13 season. Sparked by some improved depth, the Spartans handed the Knights their only conference loss of the year. Meanwhile, Kaneland has been playing well since the return of point guard Drew David and sits atop the NI Big 12 standings with a 3-1 record.
Will hinckley-Big Rock win
another little Ten title?: With their senior core returning for another season, the Royals were the pre-
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DeKalb/Sycamore co-op’s Daniel Hein jokes around with teammates after finishing all his races in the team’s meet against Ottawa on Monday at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb.
Next 2 months to set bar for rest of Hein’s high school career
But the speed at which he’s succeeded has surpassed expectations, swimming state qualifying times in the 100-yard backstroke and 100 butterfly and breaking the meet record at the Pretzel Invite early in the season as a part of the 800 freestyle relay team. Even with all of his individual accomplishments this
cy to stand straight up, put the arms straight down and go flat-footed,” Sambrookes said after his team’s 51-40 win over Genoa-Kingsotn on Tuesday. “And then you’ve got to react before you can move. So we’ve been working hard on that help-side stuff.” • Steve Nitz contributed to this report.
What to look forward to in 2nd half of season
“I’m very pleased with what I’ve done so far. I really don’t know what to expect. I’m just expecting a pretty decent time drop. That’ll just set me up for the coming years to see what I can taper down to.”
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season, Hein pointed to that record-breaking relay as the highlight of his season thus far. “That got me fired up for the season,” he said. “I was not expecting to go some of the times I have gone … It’s really surprised me and has boosted my confidence.” Hein knows he’ll drop those times even more as the sectional meet nears. The Barbs still have to taper, which will happen in the weeks leading up to the mid-
February postseason meet. He doesn’t really know what to expect out of his times at that point, but Hein does know that what he accomplishes over the next two months will set the bar for the rest of his high school career. “I’m very pleased with what I’ve done so far,” Hein said. “I really don’t know what to expect. I’m just expecting a pretty decent time drop. That’ll just set me up for the coming years to see what I can taper down to.”
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season favorites to win the conference again, and they’ve backed up the hype with a stellar first half. Coach Bill Sambrookes called Tuesday’s win over Genoa-Kingston the biggest of the season. I will disagree and point to the Royals’ victory over Mooseheart, but nonetheless, H-BR looks poised to once again come out on top of the Little Ten.
Will the real indian creek please stand up?: The Timberwolves
started off the season playing solid basketball and recorded some nice results in the early going. However, an 0-4 showing at the Plano Christmas Classic may have some doubting whether Indian Creek is a legitimate contender. Indian Creek is still 3-0 in the Little Ten and a showdown with
H-BR looms next week.
Will anyone stand out as the area’s POY?: At the midway point, the race for the Daily Chronicle Player of the Year is wide open. And a lot of it has to do with the depth and balance of many of the area’s teams. Much of it could come down to which teams find ways to pull out conference victories in the second half of the season, but I wouldn’t discount a handful of breakout performances happening sometime between now and the postseason. • Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com and you can follow him on Twitter @ RossJacobson
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‘Downton,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Idol’ and more this January By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer
here once the postholiday schedule was a blizzard of chilly reruns, January is aburst with premieres and finales. Already, the much-adored British miniseries “Downton Abbey” has made its much-awaited season return Sundays on PBS. On IFC on Fridays, the hilarious “Portlandia” is back for its third season of sketch comedy poking fun at the peculiarities of Portland, Ore., starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. And NBC’s mystery melodrama “Deception” has arrived on Mondays. Megan Good stars as a detective going undercover at the home of a rich family with whom she was once friendly, to investigate a murder within the clan. On Tuesday, PBS’ “American Experience” begins a three-week documentary miniseries, “The Abolitionists,” spotlighting Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimke. Also on Tuesday, the FX drama “Justified” is returning for its fourth season of Kentucky hill-country crime-fighting led by Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (series star Timothy Olyphant). On Thursday, comedic action centers at the White House with the premiere of NBC’s “1600 Penn.” Josh Gad (“The Book of Mormon”) stars as the goofball son of the incumbent U.S. president (played by Bill Pullman) who keeps the first family in a stir, yet manages to make everything turn out all right by the final fade-out. The Gallaghers of “Shameless” are a much different family. In this dark comedy, William H. Macy stars as the boozy single father of a brood of kids who
This publicity photo provided by PBS shows Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess (left) and Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson from the TV series, “Downton Abbey.” Where once the post-holiday schedule was a blizzard of chilly reruns, January is aburst with premieres and finales. Already, the much-adored British miniseries “Downton Abbey” has made its muchawaited season return Sundays on PBS. On IFC on Fridays, the hilarious “Portlandia” is back for its third season of sketch comedy poking fun at the peculiarities of Portland, Ore., starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. And NBC’s mystery melodrama “Deception” has arrived on Mondays. manage their ragtag Chicago homestead in spite of Dad’s overindulgences. Also starring Emmy Rossum, it returns Jan. 13 for its third season on Showtime. Also on Jan. 13, HBO’s comedy “Girls” returns for a second season sure to be at least as ballyhooed, discussed and argued about as the first. Lena Dunham (who also writes, produces, directs and created the series) stars as one of a quartet of twentysomething gal pals in New York. Right after “Girls,” HBO launches the second season of “Enlightened,” an affecting comedy starring Laura Dern as a
confused New Age-y activist who’s bent on changing the world. What was Carrie Bradshaw like before Sarah Jessica Parker and “Sex and the City”? Find out on “The Carrie Diaries,” which debuts on the CW on Jan. 14. AnnaSophia Robb stars as the high-school era Carrie in this likable prequel. “American Idol” returns on Jan. 16 on Fox. Veteran judge Randy Jackson will be joined by Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Ryan Seacrest, as always, is the affable host. After five seasons, Fox’s lovably
inscrutable sci-fi series “Fringe” concludes its head-scratching run on Jan. 18. Stars include Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble. Fox’s bloody suspense drama “The Following” premieres Jan. 21. Kevin Bacon stars as a former FBI agent drafted back into service to chase a serial murderer and his vicious disciples. My, how Spartacus’ army has grown! Commanding thousands of freed slaves, Spartacus is primed to bring down the entire Roman Republic as the final season begins for “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” Jan. 25 on Starz. Liam McIntyre plays the rebel leader. The world of “Dallas” will be rocked during its second season with the death of arch-villain oilman J.R. Ewing (played, of course, by Larry Hagman, who passed away in November while the series was in production). Also starring Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, this rebooted (so to speak) version of the long-running CBS prime-time soap returns on TNT on Jan. 28. FX weighs in with an edgy new drama “The Americans” on Jan. 30. It stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as two KGB agents posing as the heads of a normal American household in the 1980s, as they work tirelessly to bring down the U.S. on behalf of Mother Russia. On Jan. 31, NBC unveils a new medical drama “Do No Harm.” Steve Pasquale (“Rescue Me”) stars as a neurosurgeon with a great bedside manner who inconveniently shares a body with his sociopathic alter ego. The same night, NBC closes the book on the brilliant mockery of “30 Rock.” This Tina Fey comedy wraps seven seasons of making fun of pop culture, modern life and especially its own reallife broadcast network – which, like the rest of the TV universe, has even more midseason goodies in store come February.
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Annex/Dreamers Theatre Group: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12, 2 p.m. Jan. 12 and 13, Corner Theatre, Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Tickets: $5, students and children; $8, adults; available at the door one hour before curtain. www.dreamerstheatregroup.org. The Spensers: Theatre of Illlusion: 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www. sandwichoperahouse.org. CCT’s “Honk”: 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2 p.m. March 10 and 17, O’Connell Theatre, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Tickets: $12, adults; $6, children. www.cctonstage.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Jesus Christ Superstar”: 7:30 p.m. March 14 to 16 and March 21 to 23, 2 p.m. March 17 and 24, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “The Robin Hood Capers”: 7:30 p.m. May 2 to 4 and May 9 to 11, 2 p.m. May 12, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Shrek The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. June 13 to 15, 2 p.m. June 15 and 16, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring”: 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Company”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com.
Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. stagecoachers.com. Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. ART ARt “Vice + Virtue,” exhibition at NIU Art Museum: Through Feb. 23 in all four galleries of the NIU Art Museum. Public reception: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24. Exploring the dynamics of the “deadly sins” and “heavenly virtues” with juxtaposed interpretations from a vast array of visual artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Recommended for mature audiences only. www.niu.edu/ artmuseum. “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera”: Through May 15, Northern Illinois University Anthropology Museum, Fay-Cooper Cole Hall, DeKalb. An exhibit of more than 150 rarely shown art pieces and artifacts from Southeast Asia. Information: 815-753-2520 or 815-753-1771. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory.
org. 815-895-5762 History/memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free. www.dekalbalumni.org, 815-757-5959, 815-757-0462 or 815-758-3635. COMEDY cOmEdy Lewis Black - The Rant is Due: 8 p.m. March 2, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. For mature audiences. Tickets: $39.75 to $49.75. www. egyptiantheatre.org or 815-7581225.
REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit www.stcharles.zanies.com for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. AUDITIONS AudItIONS PR Productions’ “Annie” and “All Shook Up”: 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. “Annie” auditions open to anyone older than 7. Roles available for young females, adult men and women, and a small mixed ensemble. “All Shook Up” will feature more than 20 actors and actresses older than 14. Roles include parts for men and women of all ages. www.wewantpr.com EVENTS EvENtS Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 15, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. See www.BarbCitySwing.com for
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coming dates and look for the group on Facebook. Sycamore Music Boosters’ “A Note to Remember”: 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9, Blumen Gardens, Sycamore. Adults-only event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, coffee bar, cash bar, silent auction and raffles. Tickets: $20. Proceeds benefit District 427 music programs. 815-757-5688. www.sycamoremusicboosters.com. ALPHA: Friends of Antiquity Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m., Jack Arends Visual Arts Building, Room 102, NIU, DeKalb. Free and open to the public. Series schedule: • March 7: “Tradition Transformed in Late Antiquity: The Shift From the Late Roman to a Byzantine Aesthetic,” Christina Nielsen, assistant curator for Late Antique, Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Art Institute of Chicago • April 18: “To Whom Do Antiquities Belong? The Legal and Illegal Trafficking of Antique Art Objects,” Professor Ralph Burin, Department of Art History, Harper College, Palatine MUSIC muSIc DeKalb School District 428 Faculty Showcase Recital: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, DeKalb High School Auditorium, 501 W. Dresser Road. Tickets: $5, adults; free for children age 18 and younger. Fundraiser for DeKalb K-12 Music Department. The Siegel-Schwall Band: 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse.org. Jimmy and the Swingers: 8 p.m. Feb. 2, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815786-2555. www.sandwichopera-
house.org. Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $27 and $51.75 at Convo Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, Livenation.com or at 800-745-3000. Gaelic Storm: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 to $37. www.egyptiantheatre.org or 815-758-1225. Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly Tribute: 8 p.m. March 9, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse.org. Switchback: 8 p.m. March 17, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse. org. Doug Church: 8 p.m. April 6, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. 815786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse.org. Bob & the Beachcombers: 8 p.m. April 20, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www. sandwichoperahouse.org. The Diamonds: 8 p.m. May 11, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. www.sycamoreartattack.org or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda
Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. www.csa.niu.edu or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www. breadandroseschorus.org. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. 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. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, NIU Music Building. New singers invited. Call 630-453-8006 for an interview with conductor Jen Whiting. www.dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Greater Kishwaukee Area Concert Band Ninth Season 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@ aol.com.
Review: ‘Gangster Squad’ is a numbing barrage By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic
“Gangster Squad,” a pulpy, violent tale of cops and mobsters in 1949 Los Angeles, rides an uncomfortable line between outlandishness and outright parody, and it’s difficult to tell which is director Ruben Fleischer’s intention. Which is a problem. While the film wallows in period detail and has some sporadic moments of amusing banter, it’s mostly flashy, empty and cacophonous, and it woefully wastes a strong cast led by Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in barely developed, one-note roles. At its center is a performance from Sean Penn as mob king Mickey Cohen in which he doesn’t just chew up the scenery, he rolls it around in his mouth like a handful of marbles, then spits it back out again and blows it to bits with a Tommy gun for good measure. With his mashed-up boxer’s mug, thick Brooklyn accent and volatile bursts of anger, he’s as cartoony as a Dick Tracy villain. While “Gangster Squad” certainly has its intended moments of humor, the laughs Penn’s performance prompts might not have been part of the plan. Or maybe they were – who knows? The script from former Los Angeles police homicide detective Will Beall, based on the book “Gangster Squad” by ex-Los Angeles Times writer and editor Paul Lieberman, focuses on a time of flux in the city after World War II. Gang control of crime, cops and politicians had spread to the West Coast from places like New York and Chicago. Cohen had everyone of importance in his pocket and was on the verge of expanding his reach even further with a power play that would give him a piece of every wire bet placed in the Western half of the United States.
This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows (from left) Giovanni Ribisi as Officer Conwell Keeler, Josh Brolin as Sgt. John O’Mara, Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, Anthony Mackie as Officer Coleman Harris, Michael Pena as Officer Navidad Ramirez and Robert Patrick as Officer Max Kennard in “Gangster Squad.” The gruff and grizzled police chief (a gruff and grizzled Nick Nolte) realizes the only way to conquer Cohen is to fight by his rules – that is, by no rules at all. So he asks Sgt. John O’Mara (Brolin), a principled, heroic war veteran, to put together a band of outsiders to destroy his empire without serving warrants or making arrests. His sidekick is the initially reluctant Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Gosling, chain smoking and speaking in a weird, whispery voice), who prefers booze and women to trouble. Nevertheless, he makes the mistake of getting involved with Mickey’s moll,
the classy, wannabe-star Grace. Stone is gorgeous with her wavy red locks, glam makeup and sexy gowns, but there’s not much to her besides looking good, which is a huge waste of Stone’s vibrant presence (not to mention the “Crazy Stupid Love” reunion she shares with Gosling). The rest of the team consists of tried-and-true types, each of whom gets a one-liner here or there: the folksy, old-school gunslinger (Robert Patrick), the nerdy tech guru (Giovanni Ribisi) and – most dismayingly – the token black and Hispanic members, played by Anthony Mackie and Michael Pena, respectively.
Seriously, that’s all they’re given to work with, and these are charismatic actors ordinarily capable of great command. (If you want to see Pena in a far superior movie about LA police officers, check out last year’s “End of Watch.”) “Gangster Squad” was supposed to have come out last year, as well, featuring a climactic shootout in which gangsters fire automatic weapons from behind a movie screen at Hollywood’s historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. After the July shooting at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” that left 12 people dead in Aurora. Colo., that
scene clearly had to be removed, which required extensive reshoots and a release-date change from September until now. Still, you shouldn’t expect a kinder, gentler film. “Gangster Squad” is brutal, with a barrage of gunfire that becomes deafening and, ultimately, boring. The sheer volume of these gun battles, often depicted in stylized slo-mo or with quick blasts of light, undermines the significance of who’s going down and what’s at stake. In the end, who lives and who dies doesn’t really matter. It’s all just noise disguised as entertainment.
Hasbro aims to jazz up Monopoly game with new token By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press
NEW YORK – The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Or another of their board game buddies? Hasbro is holding a Facebook contest to eliminate one of the eight tokens that identify the players and introduce a new one. Possible new tokens include a cat, diamond ring, guitar, toy robot and helicopter It’s the latest effort by the toymaker to jazz up the game which debuted almost eight decades ago.
In recent years Hasbro introduced a version that replaces paper money with an electronic bank and another that incorporates an iPad. There is an app-only version of the game for smartphones and tablets. Monopoly’s tokens have actually changed quite a lot over the years. The original version also included a lantern, purse, cannon and a rocking horse. A horse and rider token was used in the 1950s. During World War II, metal tokens were replaced by wooden ones. But this time, users have a say. So if you are tired of the iron token and would rather be represented by a robot, here’s your chance to make those wishes known.
Beginning Tuesday, Facebook fans of monopoly can vote on which piece to eliminate and which one to add. The voting ends Feb. 5. Up for elimination: all eight current tokens including a battleship, iron, racecar, Scottie dog, shoe, thimble, top hat and wheelbarrow. Most tokens were introduced with the first Parker Brothers iteration of the game in 1935, and the Scottie dog and wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s. Eric Nyman, global brand leader for Hasbro gaming, said the impetus for the contest came from chatter on Facebook, where Monopoly has more than 10 million fans. “We’re constantly interacting with those
fans and we’re always getting suggestions from fans about what tokens they would love to see,” Nyman said. They took five of the top suggestions from Facebook for the contest. A special $17.99 limited edition of the game called Golden Ticket will be available in Target stores beginning Feb. 15 with golden versions of both the old and new tokens. It will be the last time all of the classic tokens will be available with the game. Versions of Monopoly with the new token will come out later this year. Monopoly’s tokens originated when game creator Charles Darrow’s niece suggested using charms from a charm bracelet for tokens.
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Mystery and mayhem on the menu at IVT Dinner Theatre
Indian Valley Theatre is preparing for its annual dinner theater in February. This year the group will present Ken Ludwig’s murder-mystery “Postmortem.” “Postmortem” is a classic example of the whodunit genre. It has all the elements we’ve come to love and expect: devious characters, witty dialogue, brain-teasing plot twisters, glamour, dark secrets, a little bit of romance, a little bit of scandal and a whole lot of suspense. It is based on the somewhat
strange life of William Gillette, one of the most popular American actors of the early 20th century, who pioneered the role of Sherlock Holmes on the stage. The story takes place at the famed Gillette Castle in Connecticut. William Gillette will be played by Tom Merkel of Sandwich, Bobby Carlyle is played by Chuck Gebbia of Sandwich, May Dison is played by Kristy Lehner of Lake Holiday, Marian Barrett is played by Deb Merkel of Sandwich, Leo Barrett is played by Matt
Frantzen of Sandwich, Gina Palmer will play Louise Parradine and Michele Wade will play Lilly Warner. Performances for Postmortem are Feb. 22 through 24 at the Fox Valley Older Adults Center in Sandwich. Tickets cost $26 and include a meal catered by Alessandria’s of Sandwich and the show. There will be a cash bar. Visit www.indianvalleytheatre.com or call the producer, Christine Roe, at 630-631-2323. Reservations are due by Feb. 15.
DeKalb music faculty to perform recital
Music staff from DeKalb School District 428 will present a Faculty Showcase Recital at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the DeKalb High School Auditorium. Music educators from across the district will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental pieces from several different musical genres. Tickets cost $5 for adults and are free for children age 18 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the DeKalb K-12 Music Department. A 50/50 raffle also will be held to raise money for purchasing recording microphones for the DHS Auditorium. The community is welcome to attend this district event.
Theatre Boot Camp offered for kids
Back by popular demand is the Theatre Boot Camp, a feast of theater experiences for children ages 7 to 13. The class will meet for three Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Northern Illinois University Music Building and begins Saturday. Children stretch their imaginations in dramatic play, learning how to create characters and to tell great stories. Each week’s class begins with theater games, warm-up exercises and improvisation. This is a great class for children with lots of energy and creativity. Children bring a packed lunch to class each week and take a half-hour break at noon. Teacher Amanda Long is a graduate student at NIU where she is working on a master’s of fine arts degree from the School of Theatre and Dance. She has worked as an actress and teaching artist in the Chicago area. Originally from Oregon, she has toured with the Oregon Children’s Theatre and Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. She was an instructor at the NIU Theatre Arts Camps in 2012. This and many other arts classes and ensembles for all ages are offered at the NIU Community School of the Arts this spring. The office is located on campus in Room 132 of the Music Building. For more information, call 815-753-1450 or visit www.csa.niu.edu.
PR Productions sets auditions for musicals
Little Orphan Annie, Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks, more than 30 orphans, and an Elvis Presley style musical will soon appear on the Opera House stage in Sandwich. PR Productions will hold open auditions for two upcoming musicals, to be performed in Sandwich. Auditions for “Annie” and “All Shook Up” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday. All auditions will be held at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. Auditions for “Annie” are open to any individual older than 7. Roles are available for young females, adult men and women, and a small mixed ensemble of various roles. “Annie” will be performed March 21 to 24 at the Sandwich
Opera House. Rehearsals will be determined based on cast availability. “All Shook Up” will feature more than 20 actors and actresses older than 14. Roles include parts for men and women of all ages. Performances will be held June 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 at the Sandwich Opera House. Rehearsals will be determined based on cast availability. Those who wish to audition can arrive at any time within the designated audition period and should prepare 32 measures of a song that best displays their vocal ability. Thespians also will participate in an acting audition. “Annie” made its Broadway debut in 1977 and played nearly 2,500 performances before closing in 1983. The show won seven Tony Awards. This heart-warming musical is the rags-to-riches story of young Annie’s journey from the hard-knock New York orphanage to the luxurious home of a
billionaire. An uproarious new musical comedy featuring the unforgettable hits of Elvis Presley, “All Shook Up” is loosely based on William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” and tells the story of a guitar-playing roustabout who rides into a struggling Midwest town and changes it forever with the power of love and rock ‘n’ roll. To find out more about auditions, visit www.wewantpr. com or find “PR Productions” on Facebook. Questions can be emailed to auditions@ wewantpr.com.
NIU offers audition workshop for teens Youth can learn how to get the part of their dreams at the Audition Workshop, a threesession class for ages 13 to 17. The class will meet for three Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Northern Illinois University Music Building and begins Saturday. Participants gain invaluable
experienced in this fast-paced practicum that offers advice on all aspects of the audition process, including how to prepare a monologue for auditions and movement techniques for the actor. Teacher Amanda Long is a graduate student at NIU where she is working on a master’s of fine arts degree from the School of Theatre and Dance. She has worked as an actress and teaching artist in the Chicago area. Originally from Oregon, she has toured with the Oregon Children’s Theatre and Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. She was an instructor at the NIU Theatre Arts Camps in 2012. This and many other arts classes, music lessons, and ensembles for all ages are offered at the NIU Community School of the Arts this spring. The office is located on campus in Room 132 of the Music Building. For more information, call 815-753-1450 or visit www. csa.niu.edu.
Music classes for young children Start your child’s musical adventure with one of three early childhood music classes offered by the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Prelude Class is for children ages 1 to 3 and gives very young children an introduction to musical concepts with a wide variety of songs, dances, rhythm and music games, and nature sounds. The class meets on 12 Saturdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 19. Development Class is for children ages 3 to 5 and offers more advanced musical games and activities and is good preparation for private lessons. The class meets on 12 Saturdays from 10:35 to 11:10 a.m. beginning Jan. 19. A parent or guardian participates in the class with his or her child at both Prelude and Development. The classes are taught by Laurie Rodriguez, an accomplished music educator, chamber musician
and violin teacher. Rodriguez has taught classes and lessons for the community school for many years. Piano Starter is a group class for beginning piano players ages 5 to 7 and meets on 12 Tuesdays from 4 to 4:40 p.m. beginning Feb. 5. Children learn basic notes and position of keys and play simple tunes. The class is limited to four students and is a good way to learn if your child is ready for private lessons. The class is taught by long-time piano teacher and music educator Barbara WirzEllsworth. She has master’s degrees in music from Germany and NIU and has taught for the community school for many years. These and many other classes, lessons and ensembles for all ages are offered at the NIU Community School of the Arts this spring. The office is located on campus in Room 132 of the Music Building. For more information, call 815-753-1450 or visit www. csa.niu.edu.
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Readers urge wife to work through problems
dear Abby: This is in response to “Had It in Hartford” (Oct. 6), who has been unhappily married to her husband for 20 years. She said she married him for all the wrong reasons and “has never loved him the way a woman should love a man.” After I had been married for seven years, I went to my pastor concerned that the grass on the other side was looking greener than mine. As we spoke, I began to realize the extent of the investment I had put into my marriage and that I didn’t want to start over again on a new one. My mom always told me, “Marriage is not easy. You will always have to work on it. There will be times when you won’t feel that you like
deAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips him or love him.” I have been married for 36 years now. Do I notice handsome men, or appreciate a man who treats me kindly? Of course. I’m not blind or dead. Love isn’t just a feeling, but a choice and a commitment. I’m committed to my husband not because I’m “supposed” to be, but because I CHOOSE to be. It seems to me that “Had It” never made that choice or worked toward it, but expected it to just happen eventually. She has a foundation of trust and friendship that helps a marriage through the
rough times. Many marriages that end in divorce rely on sexual attraction and passion to carry them instead of friendship. We’re told that marriage is 50-50. That’s not true. It’s 100100. I’m responsible for my 100 percent, and my spouse is responsible for his. “Had It” should take another look at what she’s about to lose and tally up the costs to her family. Is she really trapped? Or has she just been unwilling to choose to love? – Barbara in Mount Vernon, Wash. dear Barbara: Thank you for writing. I advised “Had It” to think long and hard before leaving her husband, but that if she truly cannot love him the way he deserves, she should move on. My readers’
comments: dear Abby: “Had It” doesn’t feel love toward her husband because she spends her time and energy ruminating about a “mistake” she thinks she made 20 years ago. She says he is doing everything right and they get along fine. If she tried something positive, like reminding herself about the qualities she likes about him, and doing things she knows make him happy instead of fantasizing about other men, she might find the love she craves in her marriage. Loving feelings come from loving behavior, not the other way around. The sooner she realizes this, the sooner she’ll see that what she really wants is right there at home with her family. And it has been there all along. – Dr. Peggy B.
dear Abby: I have this message for “Had It”: I felt like you and acted on my feelings. Don’t do it! Wait until your kids are older. As much as you want a more intimate relationship, you cannot begin to imagine the impact straying will have on your kids. I deeply regret what I did and I wish someone would have told me what I’m telling you. Pull yourself together. Think about your children, extended family and friends. You are connected to others through your husband, and once you pull your marriage apart, everything else falls away, too. – Regretting It in New York • Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help kids
dear dr. K: I believe my second-grader suffers from anxiety. How is anxiety treated in children? dear Reader: Many kids have anxiety disorders. There are several different kinds, and most are suffered both by kids and adults, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social phobias, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some anxiety disorders affect only children. The prime example is separation anxiety – an extreme difficulty being away from home or loved ones. Before your child is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, however, consider this: Some children who are anxious have good reason to be afraid. For example,
AsK dR. K Anthony L. Komaroff your child may be a victim of abuse by a relative or a classroom bully. Try to find out if this is the case. If your child is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the treatment options are: • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is the best-confirmed treatment for anxiety disorders in children. A common CBT method is called graduated exposure. In this method, young children with phobias, for example, are placed near the feared object while doing something reassuring and enjoyable. Older
children can learn how to use deep breathing or muscle relaxation, or they can be taught to talk themselves out of fear-provoking thoughts. Another technique is modeling. This involves asking the anxious child to emulate the therapist or another child who shows no fear. • Drug therapy. The FDA has not approved any drugs for childhood anxiety disorders. (The only exception is the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for obsessive-compulsive disorder.) But some SSRIs are effective and approved for the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults. As a result, many doctors prescribe these antidepressants for anxious children. • Combination treatment.
Among children and teens especially, combining CBT and drug therapy is often successful. You and other family members can also help your child. For example, learn techniques for managing your child’s anxiety. Provide models of self-confidence and problem-solving, and give rewards for overcoming fears. Sometimes a family problem is the source of the child’s anxiety, or an anxious child may think he or she is the cause of any trouble in the family. In that case, joint family therapy may be a good idea. Many years ago, a patient of mine was having trouble in his marriage. He and his wife were very different personalities. With some marriages,
people of like mind find each other. With other marriages, opposites attract. That was their marriage. He was meticulous, cautious, a man of few words who rarely expressed emotion. She was a volcano – always on the go, talked a blue streak, and emotional every minute of her life except when she was asleep. They grew apart. Their 12-year-old daughter, who had been a confident and independent child, became fearful and insecure. Therapy revealed that she blamed herself for breaking up their marriage. Sessions with her parents finally absolved her of that guilt – and of her suffocating anxiety.
• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.
His mother thinks I can help him stop drinking dr. Wallace: I’m almost 20 and have, for the past year, been dating a super guy who is 21. He treats me like a queen and keeps saying he wants to marry me. I would have said yes months ago, but he has a drinking problem and doesn’t seem to realize it. He has been arrested twice in the past year for driving under the influence. The last time he had to spend 10 days in jail and had his driver’s license suspended. Unfortunately, he continues to drive and, of course, has his share of alcohol. My family is terribly upset that I’m dating this guy. My mom keeps telling me
’TWeeN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace never to ride with him, even if he only had one drink. So far, I haven’t taken Mom’s advice. His parents like me and keep telling me that I’m a good influence on their son, and they believe that, in time, he will stop drinking. My own mother wants me to stop seeing this guy, but his mother is encouraging me to stay with him so I can help him. What’s your advice? – Nameless, Tupelo, Miss.
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Nameless: The only mother you need to listen to is your own. The only person who can help him stop drinking is himself. You have been “encouraging” him to stop consuming alcohol in the year you have been dating him. What makes you think things will change later? When you tell him farewell, make sure you give him the telephone number of the nearest Alcoholics Anonymous group. Tell him to call you after he has enrolled and is no longer drinking. dr. Wallace: I’m 16, a good student, and basically a fine young lady. Bret is my boyfriend, and we’ve been to-
gether for three months. We met at church, and we both feel that we’re made for each other. I like Bret very much. My life is much happier and brighter since we met, but I’ve got a weird situation at home. I am allowed to have a boyfriend, and we can be together at my house, but we are not allowed to go on a date! Bret is 17 and has his own car, but I’m not allowed to ride in it under any circumstances. I’ve tried to get my parents to be reasonable and allow us to go out for a bite to eat. The answer is yes, as long as my parents tag along. When you were a teen, would you enjoy
having your parents accompany you and your girlfriend for a snack at a restaurant? I seriously doubt it. I realize that what you say is not going to change my parents’ minds if you agree with me, but I would enjoy hearing what you think of my weird situation. – Nameless, Tulsa, Okla. Nameless: I’m on your side. A 16-year-old who is a good student and trustworthy daughter, who is permitted to have a boyfriend, should be allowed to spend time with him occasionally without parental supervision.
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NIU offers arts camps for teens this summer
Visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Theatre Arts Camp Junior, for thespians in grades 6 through 8, is scheduled for July 7 to 12. Theatre Arts Camp Senior, for performers in grades 9 through 12, is scheduled for July 14 to 19. In both camps, students spend the week in rehearsals, classes, individual coaching sessions and theater games. Workshop choices include auditioning, acting, musical theater, stage combat, makeup and lighting and set design. The camps are under the direction of Melanie Parks, who teaches for the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. Also scheduled the week of July 14 to 19 is NIU Jazz Camp, for instrumentalists in grades 8 through 12 who want to take their jazz playing to the next level. Campers rehearse and perform in a big band, combo or the Latin Jazz Combo. Master classes, concerts, jazz theory, improvisation, jam sessions, sectionals and
optional private lessons are part of the daily curriculum. The camp is under the direction of Ron Carter, director of jazz studies at NIU. The same week, artists in grades 8 through 12 can experience Visual Arts Camp. Campers enjoy two daily in-depth studio sessions in their choice of a wide variety twodimensional and three-dimensional classes. The day also includes talks by professional artists and open studio time. This camp is directed by Lynn Stockton, NIU alumna and award-winning art teacher at Jefferson High School in Rockford. Campers sleep and eat in newly refurbished residential halls on campus and enjoy a variety of evening recreational activities that include bowling, basketball and movies. General camp fees are $505 before June 1 and $565 after June 1. Visual Arts Camp has an additional supplies fee. Discounts are available to returning campers and to children and grandchildren of NIU faculty, staff and students. Camp scholarships are available; applications are due by May 1. These camps fill quickly, so early registration is advised. For more information, call 815-753-1450 or visit www.artscamps.niu.edu.
Northern Illinois University summer camps for junior high and high school students include jazz, visual arts and theater arts.
‘Twilight’ finale leads Razzies list THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
American rapper and actor Nas, born Nasir Jones, posing in New York. Nas is nominated for four Grammys, including best rap album for “Life Is Good,” best rap song and best rap performance for “Daughters,” and best rap/sung collaboration for “Cherry Wine,” which features the late Amy Winehouse. The Grammy Awards will air live Feb. 10.
Rapper Nas aims for Grammy gold By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
NEW YORK – When a teenage Nas opted out of street hustling to chase his musical dream, those around him found it amusing. “When I chose to get in rap, my friends chose to do other things and not all great things. They chose to be in the streets and kind of laughed at me in a way about taking rap so seriously,” said the rapper, who hails from the New York City borough of Queens. “I’m glad I stuck with it because I believed in it from day one.” No one laughs about Nas now. Considered one of music’s most celebrated lyricists, he’s a top contender at next month’s Grammy Awards with four nominations. The 39-year-old rap veteran reached new heights last year with the release of his album “Life Is Good,” which made several critics’ end-ofthe-year lists. It is nominated for best rap album, competing with records by Drake, Rick Ross, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco and 2 Chainz. “The album was just such a piece that really told you about my life, about my divorce without doing too much, without telling too much,” said Nas, whose split with singer Kelis was finalized in 2010. Nas also gets personal on his album about another woman: his daughter. The song “Daughters,” about the struggles of parenting a girl, is up for best rap song and best rap performance; his jam with the late Amy Winehouse, “Cherry Wine,” is nominated for best rap/sung collaboration. He talked about his career, the nominations, his recent tour partner Lauryn Hill and more in a recent interview.
AP: “Daughters” isn’t a typical contemporary rap song. How’s it feel to see that one garner attention at the Grammys? Nas: I’m really proud of that song. Just writing it, I’m like, “I’m going through something in my life with me and my family,” and I don’t think about who’s going to hear it at that point because it’s that personal. ... The fact that it made the final cut of the album; the fact that it became a single was great enough for me. Like, wow. And then to be acknowledged by the Grammys is mindblowing.
What does your daughter think of the song? I don’t know. She never really told me. It was just a thing. She’s used to me making music and she’s used to me doing things, doing songs that are personal. Never (songs) about her that are so personal, but I think part of her just knows that this was something that was weighing heavy on my heart and I think she gave me a pass for that. I don’t think she was always too happy about it. It’s different. It’s not like she’s a
fan of it. She’s my daughter, so it’s a different relationship; a little touchy.
You’ve been releasing albums since 1991. How are you finding new things to write about? Rule No. 1 is you can’t be fake. If you’re fake, you become a gimmick and you’re selling a gimmick; a little gimmick is cool, this is entertainment. But when you base your stuff on mostly real stuff, you never run out of it because every day is a different adventure.
You recently toured with Lauryn Hill. What was that like? She’s almost like someone from a different era. ... She possesses this aura of someone like Roberta Flack, Nina Simone – it’s almost like you’re with them, on tour with that person. And sometimes it’s even more advanced for the audience; the audience is used to dealing with microwave music, so to have someone like Ms. Lauryn Hill onstage, they might not understand, they haven’t seen artists like that before, and I feel like I’m with someone that’s like, beyond me.
Which albums are the stand outs of 2012? No disrespect to nobody else in rap music, but Kendrick Lamar. I’m really happy about his record. I needed that. His record reaches you. It gives you hope. ... Also, Meek Mill. His energy is amazing.
What’s it like when you return to your hometown of Queens?
LOS ANGELES – The “Twilight” finale had better reviews than the franchise’s previous four movies, but you’d never know it from the Razzie nominations singling out Hollywood’s worst of the year. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” led the Razzies lineup late Tuesday with 11 nominations, including worst picture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and supporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene. Other worst-picture nominees are the naval action tale “Battleship,” the family flick “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure,” Adam Sandler’s raunchy dud “That’s My Boy” and Eddie Murphy’s comedy flop “A Thousand Words.” A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies announcement came a little more than a day before Thursday’s Oscar nominations. Winners for the 33rd annual Razzies will be announced Feb. 23, the night before the Oscar show. The final installment
in the supernatural romance involving vampires, werewolves and a moody schoolgirl, “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” also had nominations for worst director for Bill Condon, plus worst sequel, screenplay and screen ensemble. It picked up two nominations for worst screen couple – for Stewart and Pattinson and for Lautner and child co-star Mackenzie Foy. Stewart’s worst-actress nomination came for two performances in 2012, her Bella Swan of “Twilight” and the title role in “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Earlier “Twilight” movies have been regular nominees for the Razzies but have not come away with any key worst-of awards. But the finale seems to be the one Razzies voters have been waiting for, the way Oscar voters were waiting for the last “Lord of the Rings” film, the one that finally won the big prize. “That’s the analogy we’re making, that this is the Razzies’ flipside,” said Razzies founder John Wilson. “This is our equivalent to ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ It’s our members’ last chance to razz ‘Twilight.’”
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Are you working on new music now? Yes. It has started. I must tell you. I can’t stop now. I’m in a great zone.
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2005 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT Leather, DVD, 3rd row seats and all the toys. 194k highway miles. Excellent. $8850. 630-251-1511
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CHILDCARE IN GENOA Full time openings for childcare in my Genoa home starting in mid January. Peggy 815-217-1449
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MOST CASH GOOD HOME NEEDED Good home wanted for two year old black and white female kitty. FIV+. Spayed and vaccinated. She is a stray that I rescued but cannot keep her. I may have to put her back out if I don't find a home for her. Coyotes in the area. Please help. 815-784-4603
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ty ng Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 231 Ninth Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-23-339-013 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $88,157.03 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments fo the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Anthony Porto at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, call 630-453-6713 25 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: email@example.com 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I495775 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
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C10040111 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC Plaintiff, vs. Gary L. Lambes; Rhonda S. Lambes; Harris, N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 10 CH 289 Property Address: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 25, 2012, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 14, 2013 , commencing at 1:00pm, at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the
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DeKalb Female Roommate Needed Nice, new carpet, 5BR home in great neighborhood. Walk to campus, $400. 309-236-2353
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F12050055 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Vicente Martinez; Maricela Mendez; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 293 Property Address: 231 Ninth Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on November 8, 2012, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 14, 2013 , commencing at 1pm, at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC F. ATEN and DIANA M. ATEN, Defendants. 12-CH-162 Property Address: 407 Short Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on November 8, 2012 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 0823-127-006 Commonly known as: 407 Short St., DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 14th day of February, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $127,092.91. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject
ubj property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I495630 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
Bowling ball. 14lb. good for beginner ball. $15. 815-762-7584
DARTBOARD - Sportcraft Electronic Dartboard. 25 Games With 176 Variations - LCD Scoring - 6 Soft Tip Darts With 12 Additional Tips, New, $12. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.
Sy highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-15-281-012 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $288,809.14 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments fo the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The property will not be open for inspection. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Anthony Porto at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, call 630-453-6713 25 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I495612 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: After 52 years of farming Jon & Judy have decided to retire from farming and sell the machinery herein listed. Nearly all the machinery is one owner. The tractors and equipment has been shedded and meticulously maintained. Will be field ready. CASE IH TRACTORS ~ TILLAGE ~ GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMPENT: 1977 IH 1086, Less Than 3000 hrs. on Rebuilt IH Eng., 1200 hrs. Me-chanical Diode Torque Amplifier & Clutch, 18.4x38 Duals, New Frt Rubber, 7,751 hrs, Super Sharp!; 1996 Case IH 7220 MFWD, 3 Remote Weights, 2921 hrs. 18.4x42 165 h.p.; 1954 International Super MTA, 2003 Fully Restored, One Owner; Steel Buggy Wheels; Stock Rack, Fits 1950’s Truck; 17’ Aluminum Canoe; Misc. Implement & Tractor Parts; Tractor Mirrors; 10 Ton Bottle Jack; Heavy Log Chain; Crow Bar; Platform Scale; Livestock Watering Tank; Single Wash Tub; Split Fuel Tank; Air Compressor; 100 Gal. Poly Tank; Greeser’s; Barb Wire; Several Steel Fence Posts; Implement Tires; Fence Panels; Electric Motors; Dual Clamps; Chain Hoist; Metal Planter Plates; Copper Boiler w/Lid; Lightening Rods; Wood Sled; Cream Can; Sharpening Stone Frame; Funnel Oil Can; Several Chicken Waters & Feeders; Chicken Nest & Crates; Barn Rope; Block Pulleys; Flying Jet Bike; Red Ryder Sled; Ladies Bike; Implement Arm; IH & JD Hyd Cylinders; Sickles; Reel Mowers; Hay Knife; Barn Sash; Tank Heater; MPlaines Livestock Oiler; Many Other Items too Numerous to Mention CONSIGNED BY NEIGHBOR: 1974 GMC Tandem Grain Truck w/427 Gas, Allison Automatic Trans Airbrake, 18’ Aluminum Grain Box; 2003 Progressive 6200 Strip Till Fertilizer Tool Bar, 40’ 16R 30”; 1500 gal Pull Between Fertilizer Trailer on 30.5-32 Tires; 10 Ton Fertilizer Tender Box; 20’ Donahue Header Trailer; (2) DMI 312, 400 bu. Center Dump Gravity Wagons, New Tires, Brakes/Lights, Sharp! MISCELLANEOUS & USEFULL FARM RELATED ITEMS: 1972 IH 234 Picker w/Super Snout, Nice!; Brillion Soil Commander; Disc Ripper 5 Shank, New Points; IH 4500 22’ Hyd Fold Cultivator w/New Shovels; Kewanee 1020 21’ Disk, Hyd Fold, Blades, Good, 9” Spacing; 24’ McFarlane Drag & Cart, Hyd Fold, Sharp!; IH 720 5 - 18 Plow w/Mtd Drag; 5 New Plow Shears; Brillion 15’ Culti-mulcher; IH 55, 7 Shank Chisel Plow; IH 37 Wheel Disk w/Cylinder; IH 183 8R, 38” wide Rear Mount, 3 pt. Cultivator; JD 400 Rotary Hoe; 2001 Brent 544 Gravity Wagon; Spare Tire for Brent 544 Wagon; (4) Kilbros 350 Gravity Wagons: (2) on 1065 JD Gears, (2) on Kilbros HD Gears, 2 new spares on rims and 2 spares with tubes; JD 7000 8 Row 38” Planter, Monitor Precision Planting Units, Row Cleaners, Kinze Bean Units, Hyd Fold; 2010 8’ Woods RB 990 - 2 Rear Blade w/2 Hyd. Cylinders; Lundell 3 pt. Snow Blower; New Idea 100 E-Flow Seeder w/Grass Seed Attachment; JD Stalk Chopper; Feterl 34’, 10” Auger, Hardly Used; IH Barge Wagon on IH Gear; Pull Type Sprayer, 300 Gal w/Pump; New Idea Manure Spreader, PTO, Good Floor; Hay Rack; IH Sickle Mower; Snow Co Auger Wagon TERMS: Cash, Good Check or MasterCard/Visa. Registration requires proper ID. No property removed until settled for. Not responsible for items or accidents once sold. (Loader tractor available day of sale only!)
JON & JUDY ERIKSSON, OWNER AUCTIONEERS: Chris Wegener - Sandwich, IL - 815-451-2820 (IL Lic. #440.000267) Joe Wegener - Rochelle, IL - 815-766-0756 (IL Lic. #440.000375) CLERK: D. Gudmunson CASHIERS: Coultrips www.go2wegenerauctions.com
SYCAMORE BUSINESS DISTRICT
Updating done in 2009. Over 2000 sq ft. Vacant and ready for new owner. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR
FOR SALE: BRICK 4 BDRM RANCH HOME
TAKING OFFERS NOW—DON'T WAIT! PRICE REDUCED BY $40,000 – SHORT SALE Bank is ready for offer. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME FOR SALE MOVE IN NOW!
ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING WASHER, DRYER. FULL BASEMENT. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR
Page C8 • Thursday, January 10, 2013 DeKalb ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT.
Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $760/mo.
Recently updated, appl, W/D 1 car garage, no pets. $900/mo, utilities not included. 630-470-2623 Dekalb: 3BR, 1BA, full bsmnt, no pets/smoking, $900/mo., 1st, last, & sec. 815-895-8507 Near Kish College/NIU 3BR, 1.5BA DR, bsmt, W/D, NEW INTERIOR. 3 car garage, no smoke. $1195. 815-762-4730
815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600
SYCAMORE - Older 2 story 3 bdrm home for rent in Sycamore, no smoking, pets? first last and security $800/mo. We will check references. call 815-970-4286
SYCAMORE - 2 BR, close to schools! Off St. parking, W/D on site. No pets. 1066 S. Cross St. $600/mo. 815-739-7288.
Sycamore: 2BR ranch (updated), all appl. including W/D, great neighborhood, NO pets, $785/mo. plus security 630-746-2462
SYCAMORE 2 BEDRM - Mature Lifestyle. Nice, Quiet & sunny. Off St parking, no smoking/dogs. On-site lndry. Kris 815-501-1872
Tenant pays Com Ed and share of water, 3 months rent + security dep, $525/mo. 815-757-5079
Sycamore 321 S. Walnut St. TWO 1BR apts, $575/mo., incl. all utils., w/ patio, OR $650/mo., private deck incl. water & garbage. Pets OK w/$500 dep., no smoking 1st mo. rent+sec., 815-895-8901
Clean, quiet, close to NIU campus. 815-758-3449 or 815-501-1491
Waterman Small 1 Bedroom
SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $95/Wk. 815-751-1800
DeKalb/Sycamore Office/Showroom /Warehouse $5/sq ft. Xtras galore Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845
Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!
Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521
Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $575/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186 Sycamore. 4000 SF. Office/Shop. Bathroom. Heat, A/C. 2 O/H Doors. $1200/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679
Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom
$550/mo, includes stove, refrig, water. No pets/smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459
Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, nonsmoking, all util except electrical. $675/mo. 815-758-2911
SYCAMORE ~ 2 BEDROOM
Garage, laundry, a/c, new carpet. Clean & quiet. No pets. $725/mo. J&A RE 815-970-0679 Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $695/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Parking. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A Real Estate 815-970-0679
DEKALB 2BR, 1.5BA TH Enclave Sub. 2 car attached garage. $885/mo+sec dep. 630-654-9756
SYCAMORE - 3 bedroom 1 bath condo for rent. Available February 1st. $1200 per month plus utilities. Smokers and pets welcome. 1st and deposit due at signing, call 269-436-4488 day or night. SYCAMORE 2 BR, 2 bath. 1 or 2 car gar, quartz granite cntrs, SS appl, FP. From $950-$1350. Non-Smoking. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! Call Sharon Sperling, Century 21 Elsner 815-793-3030
SYCAMORE 3BR, 2.5BA
Fox Brier Townhouse available. $1150/mo + utilities, pets? Barry 815-757-9040
SYCAMORE ~ MCCLAREN CT.
Spacious 3 Bedroom Condo. 2BA, W/D, deck, fireplace, garage. $1200/mo. 815-751-2189 Sycamore, 1506 E. Stonehenge Dr., 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom Condo. Appliances inside. Call 815-756-1412 for more info. Sycamore. Spacious 2BR, 2BA condo. SS appls, granite countertops, W/D, frplc, deck, garage. Pet? $975/mo+utils. 815-764-9487
Hot new deluxe townhomes. 2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?
Starting at $645
GENOA ~ 2BR DUPLEX
Rent $725/mo + sec & references. Includes 1.5 car garage. Available now. 815-985-0225
Somonauk 2 Bedroom
1 bath, all appliances + W/D. Very nice sunroom, 1 car garage. No pets/smoking. $800/mo. 815-495-9625
DEKALB - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, attached garage, fenced yard, $1000 per month. 815-748-1090 DEKALB - 3BR 2 Bath Ranch, full basement, garage, new carpet, GREAT LOCATION! $1,000/month Call Brian 815-970-2929
DEKALB 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Partial finished basement, 2 car garage, new carpet/appliances. Call for showing. 815-758-6580 ∂∂∂Dekalb Updated 3BR,∂∂∂ stove, fridge, dishwasher, a/c, new carpet, garage, large yard 815-758-0079 Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527
C10040111 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC Plaintiff, vs. Gary L. Lambes; Rhonda S. Lambes; Harris, N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 10 CH 289 Property Address: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 25, 2012, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 14, 2013 , commencing at 1:00pm, at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 1 (EXCEPT THE WEST 110 FEET THEREOF) IN BLOCK 1 IN WAGNER AND MILLER'S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF HINCKLEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON MARCH 29TH, 1882, IN BOOK "B", PAGE 47, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-15-281-012 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $288,809.14 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments fo the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The property will not be open for inspection. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Anthony Porto at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, call 630-453-6713 25 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: email@example.com 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I495612 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
DeKalb, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on November 8, 2012 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: The East 62.25 feet of Lot 5 in Block 2 in W.B. King's Addition to the City of DeKalb, as per Plat thereof recorded in Book "B" of Plats, Page 46, situated in DeKalb County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 0823-127-006 Commonly known as: 407 Short St., DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 14th day of February, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $127,092.91. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I495630 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
F12050055 WELLS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Vicente Martinez; Maricela Mendez; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 293 Property Address: 231 Ninth Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on November 8, 2012, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 14, 2013 , commencing at 1pm, at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 49 OF JONES ADDITION TO THE ORIGINAL TOWN (NOW CITY)
( ) OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 24, 1856, IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 8, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 231 Ninth Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-23-339-013 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $88,157.03 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments fo the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Anthony Porto at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, call 630-453-6713 25 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I495775 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as successor-by-merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, Plaintiff, v. CHICAGO TITLE LAND TRUST COMPANY, a Corporation of Illinois, as Successor Trustee of LaSalle Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee of American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, as Trustee Under the Provisions of a Certain Trust Agreement Dated October 1, 1995, and Known as Trust No. 120938-03; OCAMPO DEKALB, L.L.C.; J.B. SULLIVAN, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS; and UNKNOWN AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 12-CH-666 Common Address: 1401 South 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE (FOR PUBLICATION) The undersigned, pursuant to Ill. Rev. Stat., ch. 110, -15-1503, certifies and states as follows: 1. Plaintiff filed the above-captioned mortgage foreclosure action on December 11, 2012, and the action is currently pending. 2. Names of parties to be served by publication: (A) Unknown Owners; and (B) Unknown and Non-Record Claimants. 3. All parties and the case number are identified in the caption above. 4. The court in which the action was brought is identified in the caption above. 5. The title holder of record is Chicago Title Land Trust Company, a Corporation of Illinois, as Successor Trustee of LaSalle Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee of American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, as Trustee Under the Provisions of a Certain Trust Agreement Dated October 1, 1995, and Known as Trust No. 120938-03. 6. Legal Description PARCEL 1: LOT 1 OF PARDRIDGE PLACE UNIT NO. 3 BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 3 OF PARDRIDGE PLACE UNIT NO. 2, BEING PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 19, 1987 IN BOOK "T" OF PLATS, PAGE 57, AS DOCUMENT 87010024, AFFIDAVIT RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO, 87010414 AND CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 88000099 (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PART DEEDED TO THE STATE OF ILLINOIS FOR HIGHWAY PURPOSES BY DOCUMENT NO. 86 08325, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PARCEL OF LAND IN LOT 3 OF PARDRIDGE PLACE UNIT NO. 2, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK "T" OF PLATS, ON PAGE 9 ON AUGUST 29, 1985, AS DOCUMENT 85 05065 IN THE DEKALB COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE, SAID SUBDIVISION BEING SITUATED IN THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL
MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BARB BOULEVARD AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF PUBLIC STREET DEDICATION RECORDED IN BOOK "O" OF PLATS, PAGE 68, IN SAID RECORDER'S OFFICE, WITH THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A PUBLIC HIGHWAY DESIGNED F.A. ROUTE 68 (EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3); THENCE NORTHERLY ON SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE (EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3) AND THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION THEREOF, SAID LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 241.15 FEET TO A POINT, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE CONTINUING NORTHERLY ON THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 135.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 22 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 18.38 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 118.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE EASTERLY ON A LINE HAVING A BEARING OF NORTH 90 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 7.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,) ALL SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: LOT 4 IN PARDRIDGE PLACE UNIT NO, 2, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 7 AND 8 OF PARDRIDGE PLACE UNIT NO. 1, LOT 2 OF P & T RESUBDIVISION, AND PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RESUBDIVISION RECORDED IN BOOK "T" OF PLATS, PAGE 9 ON AUGUST 29, 1985 AS DOCUMENT NO. 85 05065, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1401 South 4th Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 TAX IDENTIFICATION NOS.: 0827-427-013 and 08-27-429011. 8. An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: (A) Date of Mortgage: April 13, 2005. (B) Name of Mortgagor: Chicago Title Land Trust Company, a Corporation of Illinois, as Successor Trustee of LaSalle Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee of American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, as Trustee Under the Provisions of a Certain Trust Agreement Dated October 1, 1995, and Known as Trust No. 120938-03. (C) Name of Mortgagee: Bank of America, N.A., successor-bymerger to LaSalle Bank National Association. (D) Date, Place and Identifica-
Air conditioned office area and bathrooms Great location near airport & tollway in DeKalb.
(Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 27, 2012, January 3 & 10, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE The Audit of the Sycamore Township (April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012) is complete and available for review during business hours at the Sycamore Township Supervisor's Office, 545 Brickville Road, Sycamore, Illinois. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 10, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE LOOKING FOR DBES! Curran Contracting Company is seeking IDOT approved DBE subcontractors, suppliers, & trucking companies for the 01/18/2013 IDOT letting! Plans & Specs are available at www.dot.state.il.us or email estimating@ currancontracting.com (815) 455-5100 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE 2013 NOTICE OF ELECTION OF DIRECTORS To All Owners and Occupiers of Lands Lying Within the Boundaries of the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District: Notice is hereby given that an election will be held on the 22nd day of January, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 1350 West Prairie Drive, Sycamore Illinois. Two Directors will be elected to
serve the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District of the State of Illinois. All persons, firms or corporations who hold legal title or are in legal possession of any land lying within the boundaries of the said district are eligible to vote at said election, whether as lessee, renter, tenant or otherwise. Only such persons, firms or corporations are eligible to vote. John Begun Chairman DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District DATE: 20th day of December, 2012. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3 & 10, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENTION OF COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 427 DEKALB AND KANE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS TO ISSUE $3,900,000 WORKING CASH FUND BONDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on the 8th day of January, 2013, the Board of Education (the "Board") of Community Unit School District Number 427, DeKalb and Kane Counties, Illinois (the "District"), adopted a resolution declaring its intention and determination to issue bonds in the aggregate amount of $3,900,000 for the purpose of increasing the Working Cash Fund of the District, and it is the intention of the Board to avail of the provisions of Article 20 of the School Code of the State of Illinois, and all laws amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, and to issue said bonds for the purpose of increasing said Working Cash Fund. Said Working Cash Fund is to be maintained in accordance with the provisions of said Article and shall be used for the purpose of enabling the District to have in its treasury at all time sufficient money to meet demands thereon for expenditures for corporate purposes. A petition may be filed with the Secretary of the Board (the "Secretary") within thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, signed by not less than 1,382 voters of the District, said number of voters being equal to ten percent (10%) of the registered voters of the District, requesting that the proposition to issue said bonds as authorized by the provisions of said Article 20 be submitted to the voters of the District. If such petition is filed with the Secretary within thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, an election on the proposition to issue said bonds shall be held on the 18th day of March, 2014. The Circuit Court may declare that an emergency referendum should be held prior to said election date pursuant to the provisions of Section 2A-1.4 of the Election Code of the State of Illinois, as amended. If no such petition is filed within said thirty (30) day pe-
ty (30) y pe riod, then the District shall thereafter be authorized to issue said bonds for the purpose hereinabove provided. By order of the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 427, DeKalb and Kane Counties, Illinois. DATED this 8th day of January, 2013.
Donald Clayberg Secretary, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 427, DeKalb and Kane Counties, Illinois
Jim Dombek President, Board of Education, Community Unit School District Number 427, DeKalb and Kane Counties, Illinois
(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 10, 2013.)
PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE
Public Notice is hereby given that on January 2, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as QUALITY HOME SERVICES located at 26 Primrose Lane, Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated January 2, 2013
/s/ John Acardo Dekalb County Clerk & Recorder
(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)
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(D) D tion of Recording: The Mortgage was recorded with the DeKalb County Recorder of Deeds on May 2, 2005, as Document No. 200500786. 9. Unless all Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants file their answers therein, in the Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Chancery Division, 133 W. State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, on or before January 28, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment for foreclosure entered in accordance with the prayer of the Complaint for Foreclosure. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. as successor-by-merger to LaSalle Bank National Association BRYAN CAVE LLP Leslie Allen Bayles (ARDC # 6271855) Donald A. Cole (ARDC # 6299318) 161 North Clark Street, Suite 4300 Chicago, IL 60601-3315 (312) 602-5000 (tel) (312) 602-5050 (fax) I495742
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC F. ATEN and DIANA M. ATEN, Defendants. 12-CH-162 Property Address: 407 Short Street,
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