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Plan for Hopkins Pool in the works By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI

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DeKALB – Leaders of the DeKalb Park District have about three months to decide how they are going to rebuild Hopkins Pool, if they want to have the new pool open in 2015. Park commissioners voted

unanimously Wednesday to hire PHN Architects of Aurora to shepherd the $5 million project, district Executive Director Cindy Capek said. Park district leaders hope to gather public input through March, which will allow the architects to fine-tune the design and project budget so planning documents can be

finished in June. The new pool will fit within the footprint of the existing pool at 1403 Sycamore Road and within the footprint of the park district’s existing budget. “I credit the board for making this decision to look at balancing all of our resources and the needs of the commu-

Voice your opinion What factor is most important for rebuilding DeKalb’s Hopkins Pool? Vote online at Daily-Chronicle. com. nity,” Capek said. After a failed $15 million

referendum in February 2010 and an unsuccessful grant application, district leaders decided to scale back the proposed improvements, sell about $5 million in bonds and fund the bond payments with existing revenues, Capek said. That means pushing back some paving projects and

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waiting longer to replace some equipment, but there weren’t any drastic changes to the five-year capital plan. The district is set to pay off bonds associated with the Sports and Recreation Center, 1765 S. Fourth St., in 2019. It also plans to spend at least

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Gov. Quinn seeks to overcome latest snub Lame-duck session fails to make any progress on illinois pension reform By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

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People explore the Northern Illinois Farm Show on Thursday at the Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center.

many looking ahead at northern illinois Farm show By DAVID THOMAS

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Joseph Mauck checks out the YDrop display, which demonstrates how the product moves inside of a mock cornfield, Thursday at the Northern Illinois Farm Show.

Denise Maier of Maier Precast talks with Keith Hobson about the Maier products at the farm show.

DeKALB – Brian Basting compared crop price forecasting to the fortune-telling scene at the beginning of “Wizard of Oz.” In the film, the character Professor Marvel goes through items in Dorothy’s basket to aid in his phony claim to have seen the future. Basting said that’s comparable to the way different agencies and experts use current farming conditions to predict future prices. There is no reliable way to predict prices, he said. “We can’t predict price, but utilizing risk management can lead to a happy ending,” Basting said. Basting a commodity research analyst with Bloomington-based Advance Trading, and Brent Kieser, a branch broker with the firm, were the keynote presenters Thursday at the 2013 Northern Illinois Farm Show. The show featured a number of presentations and exhibitions for farmers and producers in northern Illinois.

more online To view a photo gallery from the event, visit Daily-Chronicle.com. Around the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University, farmers including Gerald Klein maneuvered between the different exhibitions showcasing the new tools, equipment, and farming techniques. Klein, a farmer from West Brooklyn, said Thursday was his first time at the farm show. “It’s interesting,” Klein said. “I wanted to see what it’s like.” Klein said he did not think 2013 would be as good a year for him as 2012, when a prolonged drought caused a spike in crop prices. Regardless of whether a farmer gets too much or too little rain, companies like HUB International Midwest can help by providing weather

Brian Basting, commodity research analyst for Bloomington-based Advance Trading

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Gov. Pat Quinn had set Wednesday as a final deadline for a pension system overhaul, stressing urgency after talks in previous months stalled, but fellow Democrats who run the Legislature were less determined to rush a solution through the lame-duck session with so much disagreement over the details.

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SPRINGFIELD – After singling out Illinois’ worst-inthe-nation pension crisis as the most important issue of his governorship, Pat Quinn could only watch this week as his latest self-imposed deadline evaporated with almost no progress in a Legislature over which he has little sway. The governor suffered perhaps the worst fallout from this week’s lame-duck session, which ended when his surprise plan for an independent pension commission was derided as desperate. The Legislature, controlled by fellow Democrats, didn’t even call a vote on it. He has been widely praised for good intentions and efforts, but now it could be more months without movement and no promise of a solution on his signature issue as Republicans – and even a few fellow Democrats – begin angling to challenge him in the 2014 governor’s race. Quinn just shrugged it off Wednesday as a new General Assembly was sworn in, effectively restarting the process. “You have to have deadlines in life,” he said. “Sometimes you make those deadlines, and sometimes you have to keep working, keep running. That’s

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Sexaholics AnonymousDeKalb: 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: 815508-0280. 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, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Fish/shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. Served by Northern Illinois University Knights of Columbus Council 5572. Cost is $8 for fish or shrimp, $10 for fish and shrimp, $5 for grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese; all are full-course meals with side dishes. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across the street from Memorial Park. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. La Leche League of Sandwich: 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Valley West Community Hospital. For all interested women, especially before baby’s arrival. Babies also are welcome. For information, call Connie at 815-498-3431. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Saturday

Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Donation is $7 for all-you-can-eat eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, fruit cups, English muffins and drink. Contact Kingston Friendship Center at 815-784-3921. Trinity Lutheran Church’s monthly all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. at 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. Donation is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 8; the meal is free for children 3 or younger. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.oa.org; Contact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. This nondenominational food pantry serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@hotmail. com.

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

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1. Six charged in ‘coffee fund’ probe back at work 2. Ill. House OKs illegal immigrant driver’s licenses bill 3. Support for suing county ahead of Cortland Township vote

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Today’s Reader Poll question:

What is the most important issue facing our state Legislature?

What factor is most important for rebuilding DeKalb’s Hopkins Pool?

Pension reform: 70 percent Gay marriage: 9 percent Assault weapons ban: 16 percent Expanded casino gambling: 5 percent

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Tired of waiting for a solution My office mate and I joke about how satisfying it is to cross something off a to-do list. Both of us have added something we’ve already done to a list merely for the pleasure of crossing it off. It’s funny at work, but I can’t shake the feeling that a large part of the disappointment about the Illinois Legislature not enacting pension reform legislation is about not getting something done. Never mind that the pension reform plan that came closest to passing would have been a staggering body blow to current and future public sector workers who have never, ever missed paying their fair share into the state’s pension systems. Getting something done is a powerful high. I’m not joking. Martin Seligman, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former president of the American Psychological Association, told the New York Times in May 2011 that the feeling of accomplishment leads to happiness, but it goes awry if people seek accomplishment merely for the sake of saying something is done. The blamestorming has begun

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst in earnest. The Chicago Tribune is calling the governor and legislators of both parties “cowards,” and adds, “Tuesday was the last in a series of days when lawmakers of both parties could have bucked the public employees unions that dictate so much of state government’s policy and spending decisions.” I’m not cheerleading for unions, because the “victory” they are claiming (disclosure: I’m a dues-paying member of the University Professionals of Illinois), is short-lived. If legislation on pensions happens during the new session – or ever – those who will lose the most are the workers who unswervingly pay into the system and who have been duly and lawfully promised a pension. There’s no doubt about that in my mind. Meanwhile, those who caused this problem – lawmakers – might lose an election at most.

To be sure, the state’s pension crisis is a toxic stew. The $96 billion unfunded liability, which grows by $17 million a day, is eating the budgets of other worthwhile needs. It’s responsible for credit rating downgrades, an unfavorable business climate, and a perception of corruption and incompetence throughout America. That means we’re all in this together, and real fixes have to be done correctly, not just done. What we need to get past this crisis is to shed the winner/loser mentality, and to compromise. Writing convincingly for Psychology Today in January 2012, Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., notes that “the zero-sum premise is that every winner demands a loser and that personal accomplishment only comes at the expense of someone else. This is rubbish. But the thinking persists and would be merely annoying if its effects weren’t so corrosive.”

• Jason Akst teaches journalism and public relations at Northern Illinois University. You can reach him at jasondakst@gmail.com.

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Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ leads Oscar nods By DAVID GERMAIN The Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga “Lincoln” led with 12 nominations. It was not so great for Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper and Ben Affleck, whose films did well but surprised – dare we say shocked? – Hollywood by failing to score directing nominations for the three filmmakers. “I just think they made a mistake,” said Alan Arkin, a supporting-actor nominee for Affleck’s Iran hostage-crisis tale “Argo.” “Lincoln,” ‘’Argo,” Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden manhunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” and Hooper’s Victor Hugo musical “Les Miserables” landed among the nine best-picture contenders Thursday. Also nominated for the top honor were the old-age love story “Amour”; the independent hit “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; the slave-revenge narrative “Django Unchained”; the shipwreck story “Life of Pi”; and the lost-souls romance “Silver Linings Playbook.”

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A mostly predictable bunch. But it’s baffling how Bigelow – the first woman to earn the directing Oscar for her 2009 best-picture winner “The Hurt Locker” – missed out on a nomination for one of last year’s most-acclaimed films. “Yes, it was a surprise,” Spielberg said of Bigelow. “But I’ve been surprised myself through the years, so I know what it feels like.” Spielberg was snubbed for a directing slot on 1985’s “The Color Purple,” which earned 11 nominations, including best picture. He also was overlooked for director on 1975’s “Jaws,” another best-picture nominee. “I never question the choices the academy branches make, because I’ve been in the same place that Kathryn and Ben find themselves today,” said Spielberg, who finally got his Oscar respect in the 1990s with best-picture and director wins for “Schindler’s List”

and another directing trophy for “Saving Private Ryan.” ‘’I’m grateful if I’m nominated, and I’ve never felt anything other than gratitude even when I’m not – gratitude for at least having been able to make the movie. So I never question the choices.” Especially this time, when “Lincoln” has positioned itself as the film to beat at the Feb. 24 Oscars. Its nominations include best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis for his monumental performance as Abraham Lincoln, supporting actress for Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln and supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens. Oscar directing contenders usually are identical or at least line up closely with those for the Directors Guild of America Awards. But only Spielberg and “Life of Pi” director Ang Lee made both lists this time. The Directors Guild also nominated Affleck, Bigelow and Hooper, but the Oscars handed its other three slots to David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook” and two real longshots: veteran Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke for “Amour” and newcomer Benh Zeitlin, who made his feature debut with “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Gasoline prices predicted to fall in 2013 By JONATHAN FAHEY The Associated Press

NEW YORK – At least gasoline should cost you less in 2013. Hamburger, health care and taxes are all set to take a bigger bite out of the family budget this year. But drivers’ annual gas bills are expected to drop for the first time in four years. Forecasters say ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand will keep a lid on prices. The lows will be lower and the highs won’t be so high compared with a year ago. The average price of a gallon of gasoline will fall 5 percent to $3.44, according to the Energy Department. “Everything is lining up to lead to softer prices this year,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. That would still be the third-highest average price ever. But a discount of 19 cents per gallon from 2012 would save the typical household $205 this year and free up $25 billion that could go instead to restaurants, malls or movie theaters – the kind of consumer spending that accounts for 70 percent of American economic activity. “It’s a little benefit to the economy,

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Luis Cuevas changes the gas prices in October at the Shell station off California State Route 99. Forecasters say that ample oil supplies and weak U.S. gasoline demand will keep a lid on prices in 2013. and it’s a little more reason the Fed doesn’t have to worry about inflation,” said James Hamilton, an economist at the University of California at San Diego who studies energy prices. Forecasters caution that they can’t predict other factors like Middle East tensions, refinery problems or hurricanes along the U.S. Gulf Coast – in other words, the same events that caused gasoline prices to spike in 2011 and

2012. Any or all of those troubles could crop up again in 2013 and push pump prices above last year’s record average of $3.63 a gallon. The government expected gas to average about $3 during 2011. Then came the Arab Spring, which included the shutdown of Libya’s oil production. Oil prices shot up, and gasoline averaged $3.53 for the year. The government’s forecast for last year also turned out to be too low, by 18 cents per gallon. And, Hamilton said, consumer spending might not see a boost from lower gasoline prices because most Americans will be paying higher taxes. The expiration of last year’s payroll tax reduction will cost an extra $579 for households making $40,000 to $50,000 in 2013, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan Washington research group. But after average gas prices rose in 2010, 2011, and 2012, a little relief will be welcome in 2013. Gas prices set records each of the past two years for a few reasons. Global demand has risen as the developing economies of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East burn more gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

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DeKalb council considering new TIF districts By DAVID THOMAS

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DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will consider creating new tax increment financing districts at its next meeting Monday. A preliminary report by PGAV Planners shows that areas along South Fourth Street and 2131-2211 Sycamore Road would qualify for a special tax mechanism that local governments can create to encourage economic development. The report will be dis-

cussed at the council’s Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. The regular City Council meeting is at 7 p.m. In these districts, the amount of property tax that local taxing bodies receive is frozen at a base level for 23 years; the base value is the property value when the district was created. Property tax revenue collected as property values increase in the district is captured in a special fund that can be used for economic

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SHABBONA – The general manager of Indian Oaks Country Club in Shabbona was arrested Thursday on charges alleging he stole money from the golf course. Christopher J. Paterson, 42, of the 600 block of South Main Street in Naperville, allegedly took more than $10,000 in cash from the country club and wrote more than $500 in unauthorized checks for personal use, police said. He is also charged with not reimbursing the golf course for five sets of clubs valued at more than $500, police said. If convicted of the most serious charge of theft exceeding $10,000, Paterson could face up to 7 years in prison.

erty value growth, the deterioration of buildings in the area, how much land is covered in the area, and whether there are excessive numbers of vacancies in the area. Based on these factors, creating tax increment financing districts along South Fourth Street and along the 2131-2211 Sycamore Road property was considered viable, while West Lincoln Highway and Greek Row were regarded as weak. The number of new businesses along West Lincoln Highway, while limited, weakened that area’s viabil-

ity for a special taxing district. Meanwhile, the Greek Row area’s potential is largely determined by what kind of area it encompasses. City officials wanted to make a Greek Row district adjacent to DeKalb’s central district so that money can be transferred from one to the other, but the report states this does not appear to be possible. The city has two existing TIF districts: One that encompasses Lincoln Highway and Sycamore Road, and another along Lincoln Highway going

south to Taylor Street. In the past, money from these special districts has been used to fund renovations at the Egyptian Theatre and to lure businesses like Olive Garden. TIF districts have a lifespan of 23 years, which the Illinois General Assembly can extend once for 12 years. Nine taxing bodies that would be affected by the creation of these districts have been notified of the report. However, the decision to create the districts rests with the city.

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Indian Oaks manager charged with theft Police: Paterson stole cash, golf clubs from club

development and public improvements. The report is just preliminary, though, City Manager Mark Biernacki said. “While this report is not definitive ... it does give reasonable prospects for these areas to be included in TIF districts,” Biernacki said. Biernacki said they would need council direction on whether to pursue creating districts in these areas. The process takes four to six months. The report looked at four qualification factors – prop-

He was charged with three felony counts of theft. No one from the country club was available for comment Thursday. Paterson, who was hired by the club in July, started the string of thefts in August, DeKalb County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. Employees at the club noticed problems in October and contacted the sheriff’s department in December, Christopher Dumdie said. The SherJ. Paterson iff’s department opened an investigation Dec. 8 and issued a warrant for Paterson on Jan. 2. Officers arrested Paterson at his Naperville home. Dumdie said some of the payees from the unauthorized checks have repaid the money, but most financial recovery would happen through any restitution the court might order.

Voters will decide question on April ballot By JEFF ENGELHARDT

jengelhardt@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb residents who missed out on savings to their electric bills last summer will have another chance in April to vote on an electrical aggregation referendum. The DeKalb Township Board voted unanimously to place a referendum for electrical aggregation on the April ballot and give the roughly 3,000 residents outside DeKalb’s city limits the same opportunity for savings on their power bills as city residents. DeKalb city residents approvedelectricalaggregationin March 2012 and are locked into rates of 4.64 cents a kilowatt hour compared with ComEd’s 8.03 cents per kilowatt hour, saving roughly $23 a month. Electrical aggregation allows residents to band together

to secure the best rate from energy suppliers. Because the energy is bought in bulk, residents save more with the township entering short-term contracts with opt out options on their behalf. ComEd still delivers the electricity through its power lines and issues the bills, but the energy is provided by an alternative supplier. Residents in DeKalb Township had an opportunity to begin an aggregation program last year when DeKalb County put a referendum on the March ballot, but the measure was defeated. DeKalb Township voters supported the measure, but those in other townships voted against it. Because the roughly 3,000 residents will not enter into an aggregation program with other county unincorporated residents should the town-

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ship’s referendum pass, the rate will likely not be as low as had it passed in March. But Eric Johnson, the township supervisor, said aggregation still would be a great opportunity for residents and is a no-lose situation. “A lot of people didn’t really know how it would play out and were a little cautious of it,” he said. “But after people have seen how it’s played out in the city of DeKalb, they see the savings.” If the referendum passes, the township will need to hold two public hearings on the issue and then will be allowed to accept bids from power suppliers. Rock River Energy Services, the company that consulted the city of DeKalb, will guide the township through the process. Contracts allow residents to opt out if they wish to remain with ComEd or use a different

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What is electrical aggregation? Electrical aggregation allows residents to go to the open market as a group to leverage the best rate from energy suppliers. Because the energy is bought in bulk instead of individually, residents save more with the township entering short-term contracts with opt out options on their behalf. ComEd continues to deliver the electricity and the bills, but the energy source comes from a different provider.

energy supplier. For residents who do not opt out, the rate will default to ComEd’s rate if the supplier should ever exceed ComEd’s rate. Only residents in DeKalb Township living outside city limits can vote on the referendum. Those in the city will not be affected.

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Biden, NRA clash over proposals

Ill. prisons introduce early-release program

Plan includes ban on sale of assault weapons

New restrictions will require inmates to serve at least 60 days of sentence The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – Illinois prisons are preparing to introduce a more restrictive early-release program to replace one that was halted three years ago amid public outcry over inmates serving just fractions of their sentences. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn shut down the former program after The Associated Press reported that 1,745 inmates – some convicted of violent crimes – had been released within weeks or even days of their arrival at the penitentiary. One of those men was convicted for brutally attacking a woman in 2008. After getting six months shaved off his sentence under the program and spending a year in jail, he spent just 14 days in prison – and was arrested the next day on suspicion of assault. The end of the program caused the prison population to swell by more than 4,000 inmates, and there are now more than 49,000 people in prisons designed to hold 33,000. The new program is aimed at easing the problem, the way early-out programs were previously used for decades to manage the population. But unlike in the old program, inmates must serve at least 60 days of their sentence before being released. The new law also allows the

By ERICA WERNER and JULIE PACE

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Despite fresh opposition from the National Rifle Association, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers. Sketching out details of the plan Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said he would give President Barack Obama a set of recommendations by Tuesday. The NRA, one of the progun groups that met with Biden during the day, rejected the effort to limit ammunition and dug in on its opposition to an assault weapons ban, which Obama has previously said he will propose to Congress. “The vice president made it clear, made it explicitly clear, that the president had already made up his mind on those issues,” NRA president David Keene said after the meeting. “We made it clear that we disagree with them.” Opposition from the wellfunded and politically powerful NRA underscores the challenges that await the White House if it seeks congressional approval for limiting guns

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Vice President Joe Biden (center) gestures as he speaks during a meeting Thursday with sportsmen and women and wildlife interest groups and member of his staff in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

“The vice president made it clear, made it explicitly clear, that the president had already made up his mind on those issues. We made it clear that we disagree with them.” David Keene, NRA president and ammunition. Obama can use his executive powers to act alone on some gun measures, but his options on the proposals opposed by the NRA are limited without Congress’ cooperation. Obama has pushed reducing gun violence to the top of his domestic agenda after last month’s massacre of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school. The president put Biden in

charge of an administrationwide task force and set a late January deadline for proposals. “I committed to him I’d have these recommendations to him by Tuesday,” Biden said Thursday, during a separate White House meeting with sportsmen and wildlife groups. “It doesn’t mean it’s the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act.” The vice president later

Norma enjoyed art and interior decorating and always added her special touch to his building projects. She was equally comfortable on a hiking trail as she was hosting an elegant gathering. She will be remembered by her loving daughters, Karen Best (Jerry), Debby Cardinali (Jim Shisler) and Toni Mayes (Ken); brother, Norton Sanderson; sister, Gladys Burdick; and grandchildren, David and Erin Best. She also is survived by sister-in-law, Della Cardinali; and many nieces and nephews. For information, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/normacardinali. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

Born March 14, 1965, in Sycamore, the daughter of Robert Gene and Wilma Lee (Shockley) Hamilton, she married David M. Mitchell on Sept. 25, 1993, in Hot Springs, Ark. Patty received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. She worked as a registered nurse at Kishwaukee Community Hospital for the past 12 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Baking, embroidery and all different kinds of crafts were her favorite things to do. Patty was a very hard worker and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her husband, David of Sycamore; three children, Sara Hamilton, Eddie Clenney and Jesse Mitchell, all of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Bobby, Justin, Kaylee, Logan and Benney; siblings, Steve (Marilyn) Hamilton, Stan (Cheryl) Hamilton, Mary (Charles) Tull, Carol Morris and John Hamilton; numerous nieces and nephews, including Stephanie Hamilton and her sister Grace’s children, Jacqueline (Lee) Jakubowicz, Raymond Arrestouilh and Dylan Trafton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Lee Hamilton; and one sister, Grace Ann Trafton. Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sycamore, with the Rev. Frank J. Timar, M.S.C. celebrating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. Memorials for Patricia Mitchell can be made in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

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8OBITUARIES MARGARET ‘PEGGY’ ATHERTON

Born: Oct. 20, 1934, in Chicago, Ill. Died: Jan. 8, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.

WATERMAN – Margaret “Peggy” Atherton, 78, of Waterman, Ill., and formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. Born Oct. 20, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of Rudolph and Hermione (Dvorak) Schwimmer, she was united in marriage to William G. Atherton. She is survived by her daughters, Joan (David) Bobson of DeKalb and Carolyn Atherton of Plainfield; grandchildren, Brent Hopkins of DeKalb, Shelby (Kyle Happ) Hettel of Waterman, Matt Hettel of Charlotte, S.C., and Taylor (Tyler Larkin) Catron of DeKalb; great-grandson, Landon Happ; and siblings, Harry (Barbara) Schwimmer of Lowell, Ind., and Charlotte Brebach of Albuquerque, N.M. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William; brother, Rudolph Schwimmer; and sister, Lolita Hayward. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Torman Funeral Home, 510 Flagg St., in Paw Paw. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service. Interment will follow at South Paw Paw Cemetery. For information, contact Torman Funeral Home at 815-627-3811. Online condolences can be expressed at www.TormanFuneralHome.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/dailychronicle.

NORMA ELAINE (SANDERSON) CARDINALI

Born: Feb. 27, 1933, in Decorah, Iowa Died: Dec. 21, 2012, in Los Osos, Calif.

MORRO BAY, Calif. – Norma Elaine Cardinali, of Morro Bay, Calif., passed away Dec. 21, 2012. She and her twin brother were born Feb. 27, 1933, in Decorah, Iowa, the youngest of 10 children born to Carl and Selma Sanderson. She married David Cardinali in 1949 in DeKalb and had three daughters. David built several apartment buildings near Northern Illinois University until their move to Long Beach, Calif., in 1962.

huddled privately with the NRA and other gun owner groups for more than 90 minutes. Participants in the meeting described it as an open and frank discussion, but one that yielded little movement from either side on long-held positions. Richard Feldman, the president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, said all were in agreement on a need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and people with mental health issues. But when the conversation turned to broad restrictions on high capacity magazines and assault weapons, Feldman said Biden suggested the president had already made up his mind to seek a ban. “Is there wiggle room and

prison director to decide early release eligibility on a range of factors, including a past record of violence, something the department had said court rulings previously prohibited. The Illinois Department of Corrections has started reviewing records of potentially eligible inmates. “This will be an ongoing, careful and thoughtful process,” Corrections spokeswoman Stacey Solano said in a statement. The previous program allowed an inmate to get up to sixmonths’sentencecreditfor good behavior. The AP found that some inmates served as few as eight days because the Corrections Department secretly waived a minimum 60day penitentiary stay to move inmates out faster. The General Assembly has since put that two-month requirement into law. Lawmakers approved the new early release program last spring, and Quinn signed it into law. But it wasn’t until this week that a legislative committee approved rules for the program. The Corrections Department may proceed after the rules are officially filed with the secretary of state. “The department is committed to the responsible implementation of sentence credit as safety and security remains the top priority,” Solano said.

IRENE I. COTTON

Born: May 20, 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 20, 1922, in Galesburg, the daughter of Harry and Jenny (Johnson) Lagerstrom. She was married to Dale Cotton. Irene was a member of the 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 the 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.

PATRICIA K. MITCHELL

Born: March 14, 1965, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Jan. 8, 2013, in Sycamore, Ill. SYCAMORE – Patricia K. Mitchell, 47, of Sycamore, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Sycamore.

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Seats available for economic outlook event

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation is offering 30 overflow seats for its economic outlook luncheon next week. The event, which organizers had expected to sell out for weeks, features William A. Strauss, a senior economist and economic adviser with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the hourlong program starting at noon, according to a news release. Organizers recently opened 30 seats in an overflow room next to the theater; there will be a live-feed streaming during the event. People also can register for a waiting list for theater seating. The event will be at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. For information, call 815-8952711.

Local inauguration celebration planned

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Democratic Party is celebrating President Barack Obama’s second inauguration

at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The event, which is open to the public, will be at Cabana Charley’s Tiki Bar and Grill, 1470 S. Peace Road, Sycamore. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger. Appetizers will be provided. To purchase tickets, email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at markpietrowski@gmail.com by Jan. 18, or mail a check to DeKalb County Democrats, P.O. Box 785, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Firefighters’ red wreath program a success

DeKALB – The DeKalb Fire Department did not respond to any holiday-related emergencies during its annual red wreath program. On Thanksgiving, wreaths with red lights were placed at all three DeKalb fire stations to heighten fire safety awareness during the holidays, according to a news release. If emergency crews responded to an emergency related to the holiday season, a red light bulb would have been replaced with a white bulb. The program started in 1986. During the 39 days the wreaths were displayed recently, crews responded to 570 calls, including 14 fires.

That’s up from 455 requests for service, including nine fires, last year. None were related to the holidays, though. For more information on fire safety, call the DeKalb Fire Department at 815-748-8460.

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Scott snubbed as site for new refueling tankers

MASCOUTAH – An Air Force base in southwestern Illinois won’t be considered as a site for the military’s next generation of aerial refueling tankers, and federal lawmakers from the state aren’t happy about it. The Air Force’s potential locations don’t include Scott Air Force Base near Mascoutah, east of St. Louis. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and Illinois Congressmen Bill Enyart and John Shimkus expressed disappointment over the snub involving the KC-46As that Chicagobased Boeing Co. plans to begin rolling out by 2016. Scott-based aircraft include 14 aging KC-135 Stratotankers belonging to the 126th Air Refueling Wing. They moved to the air base from Chicago in 1999, bringing about 1,000 jobs.

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3 Kurds killed in Paris; political motive claimed

PARIS – Three Kurdish activists, including reportedly one of the founding members of a militant separatist group, were shot dead in what authorities called an “execution” in central Paris. The slayings prompted speculation that the long-running conflict between insurgents from the minority group and Turkey was playing out on French shores. The slayings came as Turkey was holding peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers Party, which seeks self-rule for Kurds in the country’s southeast, to try to persuade it to disarm. The conflict between the group, known as the PKK, and the Turkish government has claimed tens of thousands of lives since

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taft Midway Driller/Doug Keeler shows paramedics assisting a student wounded during a shooting thursday at San Joaquin Valley High School in taft, Calif. Authorities said a student was shot and wounded and another student was taken into custody.

Teen opens fire at Calif. school

Gunman had as many as 20 rounds of ammunition By tRACiE CoNE

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TAFT, Calif. – A 16-yearold student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another and missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said. The teen victim was in critical but stable condition, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a press conference. The sheriff said the teacher at Taft Union High School suffered a minor pellet wound to the head and declined treatment. The gunman had as many as 20 rounds of ammunition in his pocket, the sheriff said. When the shots were fired, the teacher tried to get the more than two dozen students out a back door and also engaged the shooter in conversation to distract him, Youngblood said. A campus supervisor responding to a call of shots fired also began talking to the gunman. “They talked him into putting that shotgun down. He in fact told the teacher, ‘I don’t want to shoot you,’ and named the person that he wanted to shoot,” Youngblood said. “The heroics of these two people goes without saying. ... They could have just as easily ... tried to get out of the classroom and left students and they didn’t,” the sheriff said. “They knew not to let him leave the classroom with that shotgun.” The shooter didn’t show up for first period then interrupted the class of 28 students. Investigators had not yet had a chance to interview the student and so had no immediate word on a motive or whether the attacker had a previous disciplinary record. Nor did they know where he got the shotgun. The wounded student was flown to a hospital in Bakers-

field. Officials said a female student was hospitalized with possible hearing damage because the shotgun was fired close to her ear, and another girl received minor injuries during the scramble to flee when she fell over a table. Officials said there’s usually an armed officer on campus, but the person wasn’t there because he was snowed in. Taft police officers arrived within 60 seconds of first reports. The shooting occurred at the school in Taft, a community of fewer than 10,000 people amid oil and natural gas production fields about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The attack came less than a month after a gunman massacred 20 children and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then killed himself. That shooting prompted President Barack Obama to promise new efforts to curb gun violence. Vice President Joe Biden, who was placed in charge of the initiative, said he would deliver new policy proposals to the president by next week. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, DCalif., said in a statement that her father had attended Taft Union and she has visited the school over the years. “At this moment my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and I wish them a speedy recovery,” Feinstein said. “But how many more shootings must there be in America before we come to the realization that guns and grievances do not belong together?” As word spread about the Taft shooting, Dayna Hopper rushed to the school to pick up her son Joseph Sorensen, 16, and daughter, Cheryle Pryor, 15, who had called from Cheryle’s cellphone. “I panicked. I wanted to puke and just get here,” Dayna Hopper told The Bakersfield Californian.

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1984. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a news conference in Senegal on Thursday that his country was determined to press ahead with the talks despite the events in Paris, which he suggested could be the result of internal strife or an act to sabotage the talks. The PKK does have a history of internal killings. But many Kurdish activists and militants were also victims of extra-judicial killings blamed on Turkish government forces in the 1990s. Initial reports were contradictory but pointed to a grisly crime scene. One Kurdish organization said the door of the building where the women were found just after midnight was smeared with blood, that two of the women were shot

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in the neck and one in the stomach and that the killer used a silencer.

Bombings kill 115 people in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan – A series of bombings killed 115 people across Pakistan on Thursday, including 81 who died in twin blasts on a bustling billiards hall in a Shiite area of the southwestern city of Quetta. Pakistan’s minority Shiite Muslims have increasingly been targeted by radical Sunnis who consider them heretics, and a militant Sunni group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadliest attack – sending a suicide bomber into the packed pool hall and then detonating a car bomb five minutes later.

It was one of the deadliest days in recent years for a country that is no stranger to violence from radical Islamists, militant separatists and criminal gangs. Violence has been especially intense in southwest Baluchistan province, where Quetta is the capital and the country’s largest concentration of Shiites live. Many are ethnic Hazara who migrated from neighboring Afghanistan. The billiards hall targeted Thursday was located in an area dominated by the minority sect. In addition to the 81 dead, more than 120 people were wounded in the double bombing, said police officer Zubair Mehmood.

– Wire reports


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8SKETCH VIEW

Don’t spend public funds to buy time

Old friends bring memories with them

Our houseguests from Australia had just arrived, when the tufted titmouse began warbling from its perch over our kitchen sink. The family of six fell silent. “What was that?” Greg asked. I pointed to our Audubon singing bird clock on the wall. “A different bird every hour, on the hour,” I chirped. Greg threw back his head and laughed. “Kids, welcome to America.” His wife, Natalie, laughed, too. “Well, yes, you mean welcome to Connie’s America.” And with that, the gap of 13 years of separation evaporated. Our beloved Aussies were back, bringing memories of a time when we depended on one another for everything from borrowed milk to the sturdy shoulders of a most trusted friend. For two years in the mid-’90s, we shared a house on what I nicknamed “Divorce Street.” Many fractured families, including mine, inhabited its stretch of two-family Tudors. My 7-year-old daughter and I were cobbling together a new life. The Scalias had left tropical heat for Midwestern snow so that Greg could serve a fellowship in cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. I remember the first time I laid eyes on the red-nosed, shivering foursome at our door. Two-year-old William clung to Greg; baby Isabel was attached to Natalie’s hip. They all wore faces of startled newborns. “It’s a bit colder here,” Natalie said in the delightful accent my daughter, Caitlin, soon would adopt as her own. “Do you know a place nearby where we might buy coats?” I mapped out directions to T.J. Maxx and

VIEWS Connie Schultz giggled at the ensuing avalanche of gratitude. Two nights later, they joined us for dinner. Then they invited us for tea. We soon merged menus and grocery lists. Caitlin said “dummy” instead of “pacifier” and “nappy” instead of “diaper” and soon insisted she looked just like baby Issy. “She thinks I’m her sister, Mommy,” she said, beaming. Oh, boy. The Scalias came with a deadline: For two years, they would be in our lives, and then they would go far, far away. My little girl had fallen in love with a family she felt completed our own. Was it fair to let her commit to a life with an expiration date? As it turned out, there was no choice. We were two families in upheaval. We needed one another. After failed attempts to hire a reliable after-school sitter, Nat volunteered to pick up Cait, who relished the chance to be a mother’s helper. I cherished the respite from working-mother’s guilt. We went on vacations together, celebrated all the holidays, and grew into a family that would endure long after time and distance ran their course. In the days before the Scalias’ recent visit, my anxiety kicked into overdrive. I was older – and married. They were more settled, too, their lives brimming with accomplishments. They had two more children, too –

Rosie and Richie. I warned Cait, now 22, that Will and Issy would not remember us. She rolled her eyes. “I was surrounded by so much love growing up, Mom, and the Scalias were a big part of that,” she said. “That doesn’t change.” She was right, of course. The moment they rushed through the door, we were hugging and laughing and offering introductions all around. We pored over old photos and shot hundreds of new ones. Over long dinners, we told our children stories of how they used to be. On the second evening, Nat turned to me with tears in her eyes. “Aren’t you glad we took the chance on each other, that we didn’t let the temporary nature of it all get in the way?” Indeed. Our two years together changed me. I try to give my all now when I meet someone, regardless of the amount of time together. A single conversation can change a person’s life, and I don’t want to squander that opportunity. I am reminded of a moment on day two of the Scalias’ visit, when 9-year-old Richie called out to me as he ran up the stairs. “Is it too early?” he yelled, stopping in midflight. “Too early for what?” I asked. “Is it too early to tell you I love you?” I assured him that any time is the perfect time for love.

• Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and an essayist for Parade magazine. She is the author of two books, including “...and His Lovely Wife,” which chronicled the successful race of her husband, Sherrod Brown, for the U.S. Senate.

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President Obama’s default drama no way to run country By CAROLINE BAUM Bloomberg View

NEW YORK – The United States of America isn’t going to default on its debt, even if Congress doesn’t increase the statutory borrowing authority in the next couple of months. Everyone in Washington knows, or should know, this. Any assertions to the contrary are tantamount to – perish the thought! – playing politics with the debt ceiling. This is the second time in less than two years that the nation finds itself at this juncture, with Republicans in Congress threatening to hold the debt ceiling hostage. Some lawmakers are willing to shut down the government in order to pressure President Barack Obama to agree to spending cuts. A shutdown is certainly possible. A debt default? Not gonna happen. Why? Because the income taxes withheld from most of our paychecks each month exceed the interest the Treasury owes on its debt outstanding. In November, for example, the Treasury’s interest expense totaled $25 billion. That compares with tax receipts of $161.7 billion. The ratio of receipts to interest expense varies from month to month, but what

comes in more than covers what goes out in debt service. Without an increase in the $16.394 trillion debt limit, the federal government can’t pay its bills: It borrows 40 cents of every dollar it spends. Still, “debt service would come first,” said Lou Crandall, chief economist at Wrightson Icap in Jersey City, N.J. Wait. The Treasury claims it has no authority to prioritize payments, to pay bondholders first. That’s what it says, yes. Others beg to differ. In response to a congressional inquiry on the issue in 1985, the Government Accountability Office concluded the following: “We are aware of no statute or any other basis for concluding that Treasury is required to pay outstanding obligations in the order in which they are presented for payment unless it chooses to do so.” The GAO is equally unaware of any new law that would alter its opinion in any way. So repeat after me: The U.S. isn’t going to fail to make timely payment of principal and interest on its sovereign debt. If it can’t issue new debt, it can roll over maturing debt. Borrowers may very well demand a higher rate of interest, especially if Obama

and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner raise the specter of default, as they did in 2011. I am not suggesting that a failure to raise the debt ceiling wouldn’t be disruptive or cause undue hardship to those who rely on government checks. Social Security payments might not get processed. Medicare and Medicaid providers wouldn’t get paid. Neither would those serving in the military. The sad part is the debt ceiling has nothing to do with the debt problem. It merely allows Treasury to borrow what Congress has spent. It does not authorize new spending. Options to get around the statutory debt limit, such as invoking the 14th Amendment or minting a $1 trillion platinum coin, seem like a bad precedent or a gimmick to circumvent a relic. Neither is likely to be implemented.The only solution is to address the debt ceiling directly. Obama made it clear he won’t negotiate with Congress over the government’s borrowing authority. Republicans have made it as clear they aren’t going to give him what he wants without extracting concessions on spending cuts. Given the public’s view of them, Republicans

would be better served by using their leverage in negotiations over the sequester. As part of the deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the first installment of the 10-year, $1.2 trillion of not-so-automatic discretionary-spending cuts was delayed for two months. Obama no longer has the leverage he had in the cliff negotiations: tax increases for all if Congress failed to act. Republicans, as a rule, oppose cuts in defense spending. So does the Pentagon. Obama doesn’t want to pare nondefense spending. In fact, he would like to increase it under the guise of “investment.” Obama also has said that any deficit-reduction agreement must be balanced, by which he means spending cuts only in return for additional tax increases. Congress just made the Bush-era tax cuts permanent for all but the top 0.7 percent of earners. And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, echoing the view of his caucus, said the “tax issue is finished, over, completed.” The lines in the sand have been drawn. The negotiations could get interesting if Republicans pick their battles carefully, addressing spending cuts at a time and place that’s appropriate.

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Sometimes it is better to know when things have run their course. Such is the case with the expansion of the Waste Management landfill near Cortland, the opponents of which now seem bent on a long-shot challenge based on a provision in the Illinois Township Code. The section of the law reads: “The electors may prevent the deposit of night soil, garbage, or other offensive substances within the limits of the township.” It goes on to explicitly For the record say that the provision applies to refuse disposal We question the wisdom facilities regulated by the Illinois Department of Pub- and fairness of a system that would allow a voice lic Health and the county. vote at a township hall to About a week after the overrule a county decision DeKalb County Board made after a long process granted site approval for that included public input the landfill expansion in and expert testimony. May 2010, Cortland Township held a special meeting at which about 200 electors held a voice vote prohibiting the expansion. Their voice vote that evening nullifies the county’s lengthy process and approval, they claim. Of course, if they were so confident in their case, they probably would have brought it immediately after the expansion was approved instead of waiting almost three years. Those on the other side say the Illinois Environmental Protection Act – not the Township Code – governs the permitting of landfills in Illinois. The act does set forth, at length, the procedures for approving landfills. It lays out the process that counties and municipalities must follow when considering an application to approve a landfill expansion, as well as the protocols for receiving IEPA approval of a landfill project. The law contains more than 200,000 words. “Township” is not among them. Neither is “night soil,” which you probably shouldn’t look up if you’re eating right now. Both the Illinois Pollution Control Board and a panel of appellate court judges have found that the county did follow the process laid out by law. Opponents have appealed to the state Supreme Court, which has the option to hear it. It seems unlikely that a judge would rule that an anachronistic provision of township code would overrule the Environmental Protection Act. Cortland Township’s official involvement in this issue has been to say no. In addition to the 2010 resolution, the township board also passed a resolution against the plan in 2009. Their reasons for their saying no are obvious and understandable – it’s a natural, knee-jerk reaction to the prospect of having more trash in the area. But we question the wisdom and fairness of a system that would allow a voice vote at a township hall to overrule a county decision made after a long process that included public input and expert testimony. Most likely, a judge would as well. If this challenge goes ahead, it will only delay the inevitable. Taxpayer money should not be spent buying time.

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No easy answer on school security What really scares us, is security at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was as good or better than most of the schools where we’ve been sending our own children. Sandy Hook locked down its building at the start of the school day and visitors had to be buzzed in. It may have slowed, but it did not stop, the armed intruder. School security is another part of the confounding puzzle the Newtown mass shooting has become. Whether it is gun control, school security, the evaluation of mental illness or the social influences that movies, media and video games have on our children, there is no single fix that would have prevented what happened at Sandy Hook. We did an Internet search this past week on “school security” and were inundated with the expected news stories of how schools are responding, but also the unexpected pitches from security firms willing to do a full-scale assessment for your school district. The overriding question is this: What do we have to do to make our kids safe? The suggestions are many and include arming teachers, putting gun-toting guards in every school building, locking down vestibules with bullet-proof glass and training teachers and staff on what to do during an attack.

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5 Illinois health networks get Medicare ACO nod New programs could save $940M over four years By CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press

CHICAGO – The largest Catholic health system in Illinois has gained approval from the federal government to run a so-called “accountable care organization,” part of a program aimed at controlling costs and improving quality in Medicare. Presence Health, formed in 2011 by the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, will operate one of the five newly minted ACOs in Illinois announced Thursday by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Nationally, 106 new ACOs were announced, bringing the U.S. total to more than 250, officials said. That means 4 million Medicare beneficiaries will be assigned to an ACO. The government estimates the ACOs could save $940 million over four years by preventing unneeded care and keeping patients healthier. Each ACO must manage the care for at least 5,000 Medicare beneficiaries for three years. The ACOs will share cost savings with Medicare if they can keep quality high while reducing unnecessary

“Within a week of discharge, they are going to be seen in primary care physicians’ office. If we can’t get them into the office, our intent is to have somebody go to the [patient’s] house.” Dr. John Venetos

Independent Physicians ACO of Chicago spending. ACOs are part of President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul. “We didn’t want to just grow as we merged, but to transform,” Dr. Richard Ferrans told journalists during a conference call. He will head the Presence Health ACO, called Medicare Value Partners. Presence Health has 12 hospitals. Patients assigned to an ACO can decline to share their health information with the program. The data sharing is meant to improve the quality of care by giving doctors a complete picture of each patient’s interactions with the health care system.

Ferrans said data sharing will allow the ACO to identify patients with diabetes, for example, who haven’t seen a primary care doctor in more than a year. “We can reach out and get them to a primary care physician,” he said. That will improve patient health and prevent costly complications. The other four newly approved ACOs in Illinois are Arlington Heights-based Alexian Brothers, Champaign-based Christie Clinic, Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Union and Independent Physicians ACO of Chicago. Dr. John Venetos of Independent Physicians ACO of Chicago said it was formed by 125 doctors with no hospitals directly involved. The organization will coordinate care for 15,000 patients, Venetos said. Spending will be reined in by closely watching the care of patients after each hospital stay to avoid unneeded return trips, he said. “Within a week of discharge, they are going to be seen in primary care physicians’ office,” Venetos said. “If we can’t get them into the office, our intent is to have somebody go to the [patient’s] house.”

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$100,000 a year in the coming years making facilities accessible for those with disabilities. “We have to do what we can within our budget,” Commissioner Mike Teboda said as commissioners reviewed the five-year plan Wednesday. “I think we all agree we need a new pool.” During the grant application process in late 2010, park district leaders considered a plan that would reduce the pool’s bather capacity from 1,400 to 800, which park Commissioner David Mason said was too small. But other leaders aren’t committed to that plan, Capek said. They likely will reach out to residents active in the 2010 referendum campaign and the general public during meetings.

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8BRIEFS 90 Ill. children died of neglect, abuse in 2012

SPRINGFIELD – Neglect and abuse killed 90 children across the state last year, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said Thursday, and almost half were infants who died in unsafe sleeping conditions. The total could rise, department spokesman Dave Clarkin said, as more than 60 death investigations from 2012 are still pending. Forty of the children were infants who suffocated while sleeping with parents, with blankets or on their stomachs, Clarkin said. All of those practices are considered dangerous and advised against by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Clarkin says the department has worked hard to warn young mothers about the dangers, but now needs to try to reach

grandmothers. “We really need to do a better job of reaching maternal grandmothers. Young mothers in particular turn heavily to their own mothers for advice,” he said. Homicides were the secondlargest category of deaths with 22.

NYC firm hit hard on 9/11 gives $10M in Sandy aid

NEW YORK – The New York City financial services firm that lost the most workers in the Sept. 11 terror attacks announced that it will “adopt” 19 schools in communities hit hard by superstorm Sandy and give a total of $10 million to families in those schools. Cantor Fitzgerald, its relief fund and its affiliate BGC Partners will donate $1,000 to each family to spend as they see fit. The schools are in Brooklyn, Queens,

Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey. Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick said each family will receive a debit card. “This is going to be used up in a heartbeat because we have nothing,” said Theresa Ward, who lined up Thursday with her husband, Paul, in the auditorium of Public School 256 in Far Rockaway, Queens. The grateful couple left immediately to shop for a bed for their 17-year-old son. The furniture in his ground-floor bedroom was among their destroyed possessions. Their home still doesn’t have heat and now the family, which also includes a 4-year-old boy, is planning to move. Lutnick said he learned after Cantor’s devastating loss of so many employees with young children that help should come with no strings attached.

– Wire reports

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Brian Basting of Advance Trading gives a talk Thursday at the Northern Illinois Farm Show at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center.

Conference featured 250 exhibitors • FARM SHOW

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DeKalb resident Manuel Mekjian cools off within the wading area of the Hopkins Park pool in DeKalb. First, though, the architects need to meet with park commissioners and existing facilities, including the locker rooms, must be evaluated. “You don’t want to bring people into a room and say ‘Let’s talk about having a pool’ without parameters,” Capek said. “... You have to

have a little bit of core knowledge first.” DeKalb resident and former mayor Bessie Chronopoulos emphasized the importance of public input sessions Wednesday. “What we end up with is going to be there for many, many years,” Chronopoulos said.

insurance, which is a supplement to crop insurance, said Kevin Allgood, the company’s senior vice president of agribusiness. “It’s a great way to protect yourself if you have a bad summer,” Allgood said, adding that crop insurance only goes so far. Allgood said they had an 80 percent payout this year, meaning that 80 percent of their policyholders received some benefit. In the future, Allgood said he expected more volatile weather, but also more bioengineered farm seed being used by food producers. “If you get the right seed, you’ll still be able to grow,”

Allgood said. The conference featured 250 exhibitors from seven states. Some companies, like Allgood’s, made their farm show debut this year. For Renk Seed, an agriculture company based in Sun Prairie, Wis., it was its third year, district sales manager Justin Engelking said. The company sells both traditional and genetically modified seeds, which Engelking sees as the future. He said a lot of today’s crops are modified to make them resistant to insects and herbicides. “It has to keep growing and advancing,” Engelking said of the farming industry. “With more people out there and the acreage not going up, the [crop] yield has to get bet-

ter.” Last year’s Northern Illinois Farm Show drew more than 8,000 attendees, said officials from IDEAg, a company that has organized trade shows like it for the past 20 years. Sales manager Samantha Kaplan said she did not have official numbers as of Thursday afternoon, but she said attendance was greater than last year. Kaplan said she hoped to add more educational opportunities for farmers and food producers in future editions of the event. “These producers want to learn about new markets and technologies,” Kaplan said. “So we want to make sure that we offer that [opportunity].”

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what long distance is all about. You never stop working on something until you get to the finish line.” Since he proclaimed last year that he was “put on Earth” to solve the pension crisis, Quinn has isolated the problem above other priorities such as paying bills, legalizing gay marriage and enacting broader gun control. He has called a special legislative session, overseen a pension working group, released studies, discussed it with students and even tried a more lighthearted approach with a Web campaign and its cartoon mascot, “Squeezy the Pension Python.” In the waning hours of the lame-duck session, his staff said he talked with dozens of lawmakers to secure votes on a proposal. He testified before a committee and floated lastminute legislation tasking a commission to come up with solutions by April. But none of it rippled into action on a final solution, something that experts say damages him on this particular issue and on his broader image. “Every time he tries and loses a fight it just makes him weaker for the next one,” said David Yepsen, director of the

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The unsolved pension problem has further agitated Quinn’s already contentious relationship with unions, a key voting bloc he needs, particularly if a fellow Democrat makes the bold decision to challenge the sitting governor in a primary. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, the son and brother of two of Chicago’s former mayors, says he is seriously thinking about it and has condemned Illinois’ lack of leadership on pensions as a reason. Quinn also is locked in a legal battle over union pay raises and pushed to close prison facilities to save money at a time when prisons already are overcrowded and workers have safety concerns. Also, the undertone to pension talks is that state workers will have to pay more toward their own retirements or receive reduced benefits. A coalition of unions has criticized Quinn and asked for a pension summit so they could participate in the discussions. “What he’s done is angered the unions ... he’s attacked the retirement security,” said Henry Bayer, executive director of the Illinois chapter of American Federation of State, County and Municipal

Employees. “This does not endear him to our members, to their families or the broader public.” A solution to the pension mess would win Quinn widespread praise and likely neutralize union opposition. There’s no doubt that Quinn, like many governors, was handed a tough situation with the state’s leviathan financial problems, but his defenders credit him for keeping the governor’s office scandal free after his two immediate predecessors went off to prison. For years, Illinois failed to properly fund its five pension systems, leading to a $96 billion hole that Quinn says grows by $17 million a day.

His line of reasoning is that Illinois’ obligation this year – about $6 billion – will eat up revenue leaving less money for schools, health care and public safety. Quinn had set Wednesday as a final deadline for an overhaul, stressing urgency after talks in previous months stalled, but fellow Democrats who run the Legislature were less determined to rush a solution through the lame-duck session with so much disagreement over the details. Officials on both sides of the aisle praised Quinn for how relentlessly he pushed the issue, even though he couldn’t close the deal by his Wednesday deadline. CELEBRATING

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Low pressure will exit to our east today, allowing for drier air to move in. Surface winds will be out of the south/southwest, helping to bring an incredibly warm air mass into the area with nearrecord highs. Saturday will start out fairly nice with highs in the mid-50s. A big cold front will arrive Saturday night with a chance for rain and snow into early Sunday.

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Dixon 54/43 La Salle 56/47

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Friday, January 11, 2013 Daily Chronicle Sycamore’s Julia Moll

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8MORNING KICKOFF

BOYS BASkETBALL: kANELAND 65, ROCHELLE 62

Knights rally for conference win By JARED BIRCHFIELD

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Researchers: NFL’s Seau had brain disease

When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to the head. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health said Thursday the former NFL star’s abnormalities are consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The hard-hitting linebacker played for 20 NFL seasons with San Diego, Miami and New England before retiring in 2009. He died at age 43 of a self-inflicted gunshot in May, and his family requested the analysis of his brain. “We saw changes in his behavior and things that didn’t add up with him,” his ex-wife, Gina, told The Associated Press. “But [CTE] was not something we considered or even were aware of. But pretty immediately [after the suicide] doctors were trying to get their hands on Junior’s brain to examine it.” The NIH, based in Bethesda, Md., studied three unidentified brains, one of which was Seau’s, and said the findings on Seau were similar to autopsies of people “with exposure to repetitive head injuries.” “It was important to us to get to the bottom of this, the truth,” Gina Seau added, “and now that it has been conclusively determined from every expert that he had obviously had CTE, we just hope it is taken more seriously. You can’t deny it exists, and it is hard to deny there is a link between head trauma and CTE. There’s such strong evidence correlating head trauma and collisions and CTE.”

– Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH

Pro basketball Bulls at New York, 7 p.m., CSN, ESPN

The Bulls head east to face the Knicks two days after suffering a 104-96 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The defeat ended the Bulls’ three-game winning streak.

Also on TV... Men’s college basketball Fairfield at Loyola (Md.), 6 p.m., ESPNU Wright State at Loyola (Chicago), 8 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Men’s college hockey Union at Princeton, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Nebraska-Omaha at Denver, 9 p.m., NBCSN Golf European PGA Tour, Volvo Champions, second round, at Durban, South Africa, 10 a.m., TGC (same-day tape) PGA Tour, Sony Open, second round, at Honolulu, 6 p.m., TGC

sports@daily-chronicle.com MAPLE PARK – Rochelle boys basketball team appeared to find an antidote to Kaneland’s stifling defense in the first half their game Thursday night – sizzling perimeter shooting. The Hubs’ nine 3-point shots in the opening half gave them an 11-point lead at halftime. But the Knights’ defense

reasserted itself in the second half as they pulled out a comefrom-behind, 65-62 victory in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play. “That’s a typical game with Rochelle. We were lucky to get back into it,” said Kaneland coach Brian Johnson, whose team trailed, 40-29, at the break. “They shoot the ball really well. They want to play fast and shoot the ball. We like to slow it down a little bit more but we were unable to do

(17 points) had three first half baskets from beyond the arc. In the second half, Kaneland tightened its defense and limited the Hubs to eight field goals, five of which were 3s. “We just guarded the arc better and turn them into players that have to drive,” Johnson said. “They did hit some big 3s down the stretch.” On the offensive side, the Knights rallied in the third

quarter and reduced Rochelle’s lead to six points, 51-45, by the end of the period. Senior forward Matt Limbrunner scored 12 of his game high 23 points in the quarter. He also drained the Knights’ only 3 of the night. Kaneland tied the game at 51-all on two John Pruett (17 points) free throws at the 6:07 mark of the final period.

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WRESTLING: SYCAMORE 33, DekALB 22

Spartan seal

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Sycamore’s Devin knight celebrates after a 5-1 win in the 285-pound match Thursday in Sycamore. Sycamore won, 33-22, over Dekalb to win the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title. See photos and video from the meet at Daily-Chronicle.com.

Sycamore wins close matches, locks up NI Big 12 East By ANTHONY ZILIS

sports@daily-chronicle.com SYCAMORE – Austin Culton was anxious all day Thursday. The Sycamore senior wrestler had heard predictions all over the map for the Spartans’ dual meet against DeKalb. With a conference title on the line, he knew the intensity would be ramped up when the rivals met. “It’s DeKalb, obviously there were hundreds of people here,” Culton said after the meet. “Sometimes when you’re out there, you can let the crowd get to you, and you can let the crowd dictate how you wrestle. It’s hard to go out there and wrestle your match.” In an intense atmosphere, the Spartans beat DeKalb, 33-22, winning the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title. DeKalb coach Mike Pater knew

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. everything had to go perfectly to beat Sycamore, which is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A on illinoismatmen.com, so he strategically moved around his lineup to squeeze every last point out of his wrestlers. “We knew that we had to win all of the close matches,” Pater said. “We knew that we weren’t going to run away with any of these matches. Things had to go perfect for us.”

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Dekalb’s Parker Stratton (top) controls Sycamore’s Bryce Hansen during their 106-pound match Thursday in Sycamore. Stratton would eventually pin Hansen.

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that [in the first half].” In its previous two games, Kaneland (9-6, 3-1 NI Big 12 East) held opponents to 30 points each time. The Hubs (4-8, 1-3) hit the 30-point mark less than three minutes in to the second quarter. Four Rochelle shooters, led by senior Luke Manning, combined for nine 3-pointers in the first half. Manning scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers. Junior Grant Prusator

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Bears general manager Phil Emery speaks at a news conference Jan. 1 in Lake Forest. A day after the Bears fired head coach Lovie Smith, Emery explained his decision to the media. Thirteen candidates have emerged for the Bears head coach position.

CHICAGO – Before he embarked on a coaching search that has included more than a dozen candidates in two countries, Phil Emery outlined the Bears’ main problem. “We have had defensive excellence,” Emery said. “We have had special-teams excellence. We have not had consistency on the offensive side of the ball. “We have gone through a number of coordinators. We have searched for answers.” The next answer should be a head coach who can unshackle the Bears’ offense. As for who that coach should be, it’s tough to say without sitting in on every interview. Thirteen coaches have been linked to the Bears’ vacancy, including seven offensive coordinators, a Canadian Football League head

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick coach, four special-teams coaches and Hall of Fame linebacker-turned-Vikings assistant Mike Singletary. Fortunately, no penalty exists for too many men on the interview list. Although Singletary’s rants would be wildly entertaining – “Cannot win with them! Can’t do it! I want winners!” – he would be the wrong fit for a team in need of an offensive mastermind.

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8UPCOMING PREPS SPORTS SCHEDULE toDAY

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.

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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.

8SPORTS SHORTS Sandusky’s lawyers argue for new trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Jerry Sandusky emerged from prison to attend a hearing 200 miles away at which his lawyers argued Thursday he deserves a new trial on child molestation charges because they didn’t have enough time to prepare for the first one. The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach played no active role in the proceedings. Judge John Cleland did not indicate when he might rule. Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse over a period of several years and is serving a 30- to 60year sentence at a state prison.

Valbuena, Cubs agree to $930,000 deal

CHICAGO – Infielder Luis Valbuena has agreed to a $930,000, one-year contract with the Cubs, nearly double the $495,200 he made last year. Valbuena , who avoided arbitration with Thursday’s deal, has a .224 average in five big league seasons, including three with Cleveland.

Huskies earn Academic All-MAC Selections

Northern Illinois senior Mary Kurisch, junior Sarah Angelos and sophomore MacKenzie Roddy were selected to the Academic All-MidAmerican Conference Team. Angelos and Roddy were firsttime selections, while Kurisch was an honorable mention selection in 2011. Kurisch was one of the MAC’s two unanimous choices in 2012. Angelos and Kurisch were both first team All-MAC selections as well. Sam Grams, Sue Hayes, Emily Paschke, Meghan Romo and Justine Schepler earned honorable mention honors.

Michelin Soccer Program donates to DeKalb AYSO

The Michelin Soccer Program and Blain Farm and Fleet donated more than $3,150 in both funds and equipment to DeKalb AYSO Region 193. The funds will provide scholarships, uniforms and other soccer essentials for the participating leagues. The Michelin Soccer Program partners tire dealers with local youth soccer organizations, providing the dealers the opportunity to reach out to the community. The leagues in turn receive funds and equipment. “The Michelin Soccer Program is an incredible way to connect with families and young players,” said Dave Pasch of Blain Farm and Fleet in Sycamore. “The look on the child’s face as you hand them their soccer ball is priceless. I encourage all the Michelin dealers to find a local soccer league and support them through this program.”

– Staff, wire reports

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The Associated Press PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. – Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone. Players were subject to blood testing for HGH during spring training last year, and Thursday’s agreement between management and the players’ association expands that throughout the season. Those are in addition to urine tests for other performanceenhancing drugs. Under the changes to baseball’s drug agreement, the World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Laval, Quebec, will keep records of each player, including his baseline ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone, and will conduct Carbon Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry tests of any urine specimens that “vary materially.” “This is a proud and a great day for baseball,” commissioner Bud Selig said following two days of owners’ meetings. “We’ll continue to be a leader in this field and do what we have to do.”

The announcement came one day after steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa failed to gain election to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Commenting on the timing, Selig noted the drug program changes had long been in the works “but it wasn’t too bad, was it?” Selig reflected on how far baseball had come on performance enhancing drug issues. “This is remarkable when you think of where we were 10, 12, 15 years ago and where we are today,” he said. “Nobody could have dreamed it.” Baseball began random drug testing in 2003, testing with penalties the following year and suspensions for first offenders in 2005. Initial penalties were lengthened from 10 days to 50 games in 2006, when illegal amphetamines were banned. The number of tests has gradually increased over the past decade. Selig called the latest change a “yet another indication how far this sport has come.” Rob Manfred, baseball’s executive vice president for economics and league affairs,

said each player will be tested at least once. “Players want a program that is tough, scientifically accurate, backed by the latest proven scientific methods, and fair,” union head Michael Weiner said in a statement. “I believe these changes firmly support the players’ desires while protecting their legal rights.” Selig praised the cooperation of the players association, once a staunch opponent of drug testing, in agreeing to the expansion. “Michael Weiner and the union deserve credit,” Selig said. “Way back when they were having a lot of problems I didn’t give them credit, but they do.” Christiane Ayotte, director of the Canadian laboratory, said that the addition of random blood testing and a “longitudinal profiling program makes baseball’s program second to none in detecting and deterring the use of synthetic HGH and testosterone.” She said the program compares favorably with any program conducted by WADA. HGH testing remains a contentious issue in the National Football League. At a hearing

last month, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, accused the NFL players union of trying to back out of HGH testing. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said at the time that the union is not backing out of anything but was looking to resolve scientific issues surrounding the tests. HGH testing is part of the 10-year labor agreement reached in 2011 but protocols must be agreed to by both sides. At the time of last month’s congressional hearing, NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch called the union’s insistence on a population study to determine whether current HGH tests are appropriate, a delay tactic that threatened that league’s leadership in drug testing matters. “Major League Baseball and the players’ union have moved a long way from the inadequate policies that were in place when Congress first addressed ballplayers’ use of steroids.” siaid Henry Waxman, ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Sycamore girls hoops pulls away from G-K By DAiLY ChroNiCLE stAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com

SYCAMORE – Bailey Gilbert had 14 points and five steals for the Sycamore girls basketball team in a 43-25 win Thursday over Genoa-Kingston. Lauren Goff added eight points and five assists for the Spartans, while Paige Wogen finished with seven points. Bria Foley led the Cogs with 10 points, and Andrea Strohmaier finished with six. Sycamore is now 6-7, while Genoa-Kingston falls to 2-16. “I thought we fought hard the entire night. Look at every quarter but the third, we just kind of fell part mentally, weren’t focused,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “... The score doesn’t really dictate how hard we fought and how the game went.” T’Wolves top Paw Paw: Samantha Mosley had 18 points for Indian Creek in a 43-29 victory over Paw Paw. Ariel Russell added 12 points for the Timberwolves, who are now 10-10 and 4-3 in Little Ten Conference play. “Good effort by the girls,” Indian Creek coach Paul

Muchmore said. “Everybody contributed.” Royals fall: Jacqueline Madden had 13 points for HinckleyBig Rock, but the Royals lost, 47-31, against Serena. Lauren Paver added nine points for the Royals, who are now 10-10 and 5-2 in the Little Ten Conference. Hawks lose LTC contest: Hiawatha couldn’t hold a lead in the fourth quarter in a 29-24 loss to Somonauk. Dani Clark led the Hawks with 13 points, and Ashley Tamraz finished with 10. Hiawatha is now 7-12 and 1-4 in conference play. “I’ve been telling the girls, we are a good team that’s just not playing good right now,” Hawks coach Franz Schumacher said. “We’re much better than our record shows.”

WRESTLING Gust leads Knights to conference win: Kaneland forfeited

three weights, but wins in eight of the 11 weights that were contested allowed the Knights to defeat Morris, 40-35, in Northern Illinois Big 12 action.

Among the Knight wins were five pins, which allowed Kaneland to break even with Morris, which won by fall twice, in six-point bouts. Still, the dual meet came down to the final match, where Kaneland 113-pounder Stephen Gust defeated Jake Crowther of Morris by decision, 7-0.

Indians sweep triangular:

Sandwich got a 36-35 win over Herscher, and a 54-21 victory over Manteno in an Interstate Eight Conference triangular meet.

GIRLS BOWLING Barbs top Bulldogs: Kodilee

Underwood and Jessica Eberly each had 594 series for DeKalb in a 3,139-2,721 win over Streator. Webb leads Spartans: Sycamore got a 3,207-3,003 win over Sterling on senior night behind a 604 series from Kayla Webb and a 578 series from Danielle Pivonka. Kelly Drake added a 542.

BOYS BOWLING Pinne leads DeKalb in loss:

Seth Pinne had a 625 series for DeKalb in a 3,447-3,378 loss to

Streator. Jack Berry had a 611 for the Barbs.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Huskies lose MAC opener:

Buffalo beat Northern Illinois, 60-53, Thursday in the MidAmerican Conference opener for both teams. The Huskies fall to 5-9 and 0-1 in conference play. Amanda Corral led NIU with 18 points and seven rebounds. Satavia Taylor added nine points for the Huskies and Ashley Sneed finished with seven. “We are beating ourselves and it is very frustrating,” NIU head coach Kathi Bennett said in a news release. “I thought we played with great heart and hunger tonight, but we are beating ourselves. We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball. It was an improvement from our last game. We almost did it there at the end, scrambling around. Beating ourselves is something that can get fixed, and we will work on that.”

• Mark Johnson contributed to this report.

Spartans take toss-up matches against Barbs • TITLE

Continued from page B1 Early on, the strategy looked as if it might work. DeKalb senior Doug Johnson wrestled up a weight class at 145 against Dylan Foster, the 12th ranked 145-pounder in Class 2A, and Johnson won by technical fall. But the Spartans won almost every close match, with 220-pounder Martin Malone and 120-pounder Colin Druck winning by one point each. At 285 pounds, Devin Knight scored four points in the last five seconds of extra time to pull out a 5-1 win. “A handful of them, we knew were going to be toss-up matches,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “We got the better of [the close matchups].” The Spartans have their heads held high with the postseason around the corner. After winning the Badger Invitational in Wisconsin three weeks ago,

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DeKalb’s Brenden mcGee (left) is controlled by sycamore’s Kyle Akins during the 113-pound match thursday in sycamore. Akins won by technical fall. they finished second at the Sycamore Invitational last weekend. The Spartans have one more meet on Saturday before they try to defend their Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference tournament title.

Culton hopes his team can ride that momentum to a successful postseason run. “We’re on a roll right now,” Culton said. “We’ve been working really hard in the gym. To have these kids pull out some

really close ones, there were some matches I didn’t think the kids were going to win that did. To have that happen, it was just one of those things that shows that hard work in the room pays off.”

David seals game for Knights at free throw line • KNIGHTs

Continued from page B1 Dan Miller scored two of his nine points on free throws to give his team the lead for good three and half minutes into the

quarter. Rochelle re-asserted its long rang shooting to keep the game close. The Hubs sank three more 3-pointers in the quarter to stay within a point. A Brendan O’Rorke 3-pointer with less than a minute left

pulled his team within a point, 63-62, with less than a minute to go. Junior point guard Drew David sank two free throws with 20.5 seconds left to make it 65-62. With 9.8 seconds left, Ro-

chelle inbounded the ball in search of what would have been the team’s 15th 3-ball of the night. But Prusator’s shot from beyond the arc at the buzzer fell short to seal the win for the Knights.

NFL pLAYoFF GLANCE WiLD-CArD pLAYoFFs

saturday’s results Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 sunday’s results Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14

DivisioNAL pLAYoFFs

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)

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Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m., NBC

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Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m., CBS

NBA EAstErN CoNFErENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 22 14 .611 Bulls 19 14 .576 Milwaukee 18 16 .529 Detroit 13 23 .361 Cleveland 9 28 .243 Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 23 12 .657 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 23 .343 Charlotte 9 25 .265 Washington 5 28 .152 WEstErN CoNFErENCE southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 28 10 .737 Memphis 23 10 .697 Houston 21 15 .583 Dallas 13 23 .361 New Orleans 10 25 .286 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 27 8 .771 Denver 21 16 .568 Portland 19 15 .559 Utah 19 18 .514 Minnesota 16 16 .500 pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 28 8 .778 Golden State 22 12 .647 L.A. Lakers 15 20 .429 Sacramento 13 22 .371 Phoenix 12 25 .324

GB — 1½ 3 9 13½ GB — 3 5 9 10 GB — 3½ 12 14½ 18 GB — 2½ 6 14 16½ GB — 7 7½ 9 9½ GB — 5 12½ 14½ 16½

thursday’s results Indiana 81, New York 76 Dallas at Sacramento, (n) Miami at Portland, (n) today’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. 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 Denver 108, Orlando 105 Memphis 94, Golden State 87 L.A. Clippers 99, Dallas 93

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Ramon Troncoso, LHP David Purcey, C Bryan Anderson, INF Josh Bell, INF Steve Tolleson and OF Stefan Gartrell on minor league contracts. NEW YORK YANKEES — Named Marcus Thames hitting coach, Brian Baisley coach and David DeKay strength and conditioning coach of Tampa (FSL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Resop on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with C Craig Albernaz, OF Jason Bourgeois and RHP J.D. Martin on minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Claimed LHP Tommy Hottovy off waivers from Texas. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with RHP Eddie Bonine, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Warner Madrigal, RHP Garrett Mock, LHP Rommie Lewis, C Tuffy Gosewisch, INF Kila Ka’aihue, INF Mark Teahen, INF Josh Wilson, OF Jeremy Reed and OF Brad Snyder on minor league contracts. ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Wirfin Obispo, C Luis De La Cruz, C Matt Pagnozzi and INF Blake DeWitt on minor league contracts. CUBS — Agreed to terms with INF Luis Valbuena on a one-year contract and OF Brian Bogusevic, C J.C. Boscan, RHP Andrew Carpenter, RHP Jaye Chapman, OF Johermyn Chavez, RHP Dayan Diaz, INF Alberto Gonzalez, RHP Jensen Lewis, INF Brent Lillibridge, INF Edwin Maysonet, OF Darnell McDonald, 1B/OF Brad Nelson, RHP Blake Parker, RHP Zack Putnam, LHP Hisanori Takahashi and RHP Cory Wade on minor league contracts. COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Manny Corpas on a minor league contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Narveson on a one-year contract and RHP Kelvim Escobar on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT — Signed C Josh Harrellson to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed CB Greg McCoy to a reserve/future contract. BUFFALO BILLS — Named Mike Pettine defensive coordinator and Nathaniel Hackett offensive coordinator. BEARS — Signed TE Fendi Onobun and LB Lawrence Wilson to reserve/ future contracts. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed RB Alvester Alexander, OT Lee Ziemba and LB Jake Killeen to reserve/future contracts. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Fired coach Mike Mularkey. COLLEGE CATAWBA — Named Kevin Brown offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Chris Collins special teams co-coordinator and defensive backs coach, and Jordan Smith special teams co-coordinator and wide receivers coach. CLEMSON — Announced WR DeAndre Hopkins will enter the NFL draft. GEORGIA — Announced NT Kwame Geathers will enter the NFL draft. MIAMI — Named Mario Cristobal tight ends and associate head football coach. OHIO STATE — Announced senior RB Jordan Hall has been granted a medical redshirt. OKLAHOMA STATE — Announced the resignation of defensive coordinator Bill Young. Promoted linebackers coach Glenn Spencer to defensive coordinator. Announced RB Joseph Randle will enter the NFL draft. PENN STATE — Promoted John Butler to defensive coordinator. WOFFORD — Named Ron Sweet women’s volleyball coach.


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insider G-K becoming more competitive The

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A closer look at the girls basketball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ...

Bria Foley Genoa-Kingston, junior, guard Foley missed the entire 2011-12 season after tearing her ACL, and she wasn’t cleared to play until the end of the summer. The junior has been slowly working her way back into form, and she’s become a big part of a G-K team that is slowly becoming competitive. Foley led the Cogs with 11 points in Tuesday’s 40-37 overtime loss to Rockford Christian.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

rochelle at sycamore, 7 p.m., Tuesday Sycamore can show just how much they’ve improved this season after losing to Rochelle early in conference play.

indian Creek, Hiawatha and Hinckley-Big rock at the little Ten Conference Tournament, Monday through Friday at serena All three schools will head to the annual midseason conference tournament.

POWER RANKINGS

By aNTHoNy Zilis

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1. DeKalb (16-3, 5-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) The Barbs beat Rochelle on Friday before losing to defending Class 3A champs Montini in overtime Saturday. 2. Kaneland (11-6, 3-3 NI Big 12 East) Kaneland had a big win Wednesday in overtime against Rochelle in NI Big 12 action. 3. Sycamore (6-7, 1-3 NI Big 12 East) The Spartans won their first conference game with a decisive win Friday over Morris. 4. Hinckley-Big Rock (10-10, 5-2 Little Ten Conference) The Royals kept up their strong LTC run with a win Monday against LaMoille. 5. Hiawatha (7-12, 1-3 LTC) The Hawks lost to Harvard, 39-32, on Tuesday. 6. Indian Creek (9-10, 3-3 LTC) The Timberwolves had a big win Tuesday over Mooseheart. 7. Genoa-Kingston (2-16, 0-3 Big Northern Conference East) The Cogs have been competitive as of late.

For the fourth time in four years, Genoa-Kingston was forced to adjust to a new coach with Kyle Henkel at the helm this season. The Cogs had a rough start adjusting to a new system, but they’ve made progress. The Cogs are now playing opponents close, like they did in their 40-37 overtime loss Tuesday to Rockford Christian. “I thought we played well throughout the whole game,” Henkel said. “We’re finally starting to compete in more games than we did at the start of the year. It’s kind of a breath of fresh air for us.” The next step for G-K is to learn to close out those tight games. “We just had mental mistakes down the stretch because of the way our season started,” Henkel said. “We weren’t used to being in close games, so we’re still learning how to handle ourselves in those situations.” Aase returns strong: Sycamore freshman Kayley Aase was out for three months with an ankle injury, but the 6-footer scored 12 points in her first game back Friday for the Spartans against Morris. “It was tough coming back in

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sycamore’s Julia Moll moves the ball in the first quarter against Morris on Jan. 4 in sycamore.sycamore defeated Morris, 67-47. after three months, but it got better,” Aase said. “For being off that long, I feel like I did pretty well.” Aase will combine with fellow freshman forward Taiya Hopkins,

who has succeeded on varsity in Aase’s stead, to make the Spartans a tough team inside for years to come. “She’s a nice target for us in-

side and she knows how to finish,” Sycamore coach Brett Goff said. “She gets rebounds for us, which we desperately need at times because we’re so undersized.”

Barbs to benefit from tough nonconference schedule Former DeKalb coach Ben Bates knew he had to schedule tough nonconference games if he wanted his team to be a state contender. DeKalb is in a different class than their NI Big 12 foes, both literally and figuratively. As coach of the only Class 4A team in the conference, Bates scheduled games against some of the best teams in the state, including defending Class 4A champion Whitney Young and

VieWs Anthony Zilis defending Class 3A champion Montini. “We’re a 4A school in a 3A conference, so we have to play as many 4A teams as we can,” current coach Chris Davenport said. “That’s important. It’s nothing against any team in our confer-

ence.” Both games were losses, but it doesn’t matter. Davenport and the Barbs clearly see themselves as a state contender. They aspire to make it back to the super-sectional, and maybe even make it further. DeKalb is the best team in the area. A few years down the road, they may have a tough competitor in Sycamore, but right now, they reign supreme in DeKalb

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County and the NI Big 12. But the Barbs aspire to be one of the best teams in Illinois. The only way they’ll get there is by testing themselves against the best. Win or lose, Davenport will have no regrets about his team’s schedule this year.

Anthony Zilis is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at sports@ daily-chronicle.com.


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Jaguars fire Mularkey after team’s worst season the associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Mike Mularkey on Thursday after just one season, the worst in franchise history. New general manager David Caldwell made the announcement two days after he was hired, giving him a clean slate heading into 2013. Caldwell said he wants to immediately explore every avenue possible to turn the Jaguars around. “For that to happen as seamlessly as we want, and as quickly as our fans deserve, I feel it is in everyone’s best interests for an immediate and clean restart,” Caldwell said. Mularkey, who went 2-14

this season, became the eighth head coach fired since the end of the regular season. He looked like he would be one and done when owner Shad Khan parted ways with general manager Gene Smith last week and gave Mularkey’s assistants permission to seek other jobs. Even though Khan ultimately hired Mularkey, Smith directed the coaching search last January that started and ended with the former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator. “Mike Mularkey is leaving our organization with my utmost respect,” Khan said. “Mike gave the Jaguars everything he had on and off the field, and his efforts as our head coach will always be appreciated.”

Mularkey’s brief tenure – he didn’t even last a year – was filled with mistakes. His biggest one may have been his loyalty to Smith, who assembled a roster that lacked talent on both sides of the ball. Mularkey probably stuck with Smith’s franchise quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, longer than he should have. And the coach’s insistence that the team was closer than outsiders thought and his strong stance that he had the roster to turn things around became comical as the losses mounted. The Jaguars lost eight games by at least 16 points, a staggering number of lopsided losses in a parity-filled league. Mularkey would have been better served had he said pub-

licly what he voiced privately: that the Jaguars didn’t have enough playmakers or a starting-caliber quarterback. Instead, he never conceded that Jacksonville was a rebuilding project that needed time. Mularkey signed a threeyear contract on Jan. 11, 2012, getting a second chance to be a head coach six years after resigning with the Buffalo Bills. Potential replacements for Mularkey include former Bears coach Lovie Smith, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

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Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey during the first half of a game against the buffalo bills in orchard Park, N.Y. the Jaguars have fired Mularkey after one season, the worst in franchise history. New general manager david caldwell made the announcement thursday.

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Nfl Notes

Players don’t want kickoffs to get the boot

Chudzinski selected as next Browns coach, source says

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DENVER – The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for a good part of their success. That’s one reason players are still upset Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether. Baltimore Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones, who returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, said if the league gets rid of the electrifying plays, “I’m going to retire. I will go [ballistic]. ... If they take out kickoffs, they’re going to hate me in this league.” The idea is only a suggestion, one Goodell says the league will consider in the offseason for safety reasons, but players are vehemently opposed to such a radical change they contend would shake the foundation of America’s most popular sport. “I haven’t found anybody that likes the idea, because, first of all, the sport is called football, so you can’t keep taking the foot part of it out,” Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt said. “It would also be really confusing if they were like, ‘Stay tuned for kickoff,’ and there was no kickoff, you know? What are they going to say, ‘Stay tuned for the start of the game?’ “Boooring!” Abolishing kickoffs would also eliminate the onside kick as an option – like the one the New Orleans Saints used to turn the tide against the

the associated Press

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baltimore ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones looks back as he returns a kickoff 105 yards for touchdown during the second half against the oakland raiders on Nov. 11, 2012, in baltimore. each of the eight teams still standing in the playoffs can thank their special teams for helping to get them there. that’s just one reason players remain upset that commissioner roger goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether. Jones returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season. Indianapolis Colts coming out of halftime in the Super Bowl three years ago – and it would prune some pizazz from the game, like Desmond Howard’s kickoff return for a touchdown that gave Brett Favre his only championship ring in the mid-1990s. Of the 13 kickoff-return TDs this season, seven came from teams that reached the playoffs as the Ravens, Colts, Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks and Vikings all sported re-

sumes that boasted at least one of the backbreakers. Players say rules changes like banning the blocking wedge, moving the kickoff up five yards and limiting the number of players who can line up on one side of the ball for an onside kick have already lessened the number of violent collisions in games and they wonder if messing with the kickoffs is simply going too far. “If you’ve got to do something about it, if you still feel

like it’s injuries, then move it up to the 40 and then it’s like 99 percent of the time it’s going to be a touchback,” Colquitt suggested. That way, the onside kick would still be an option. “But you even see the returners, they’re returning the ball from deeper in the end zone than they used to because they want to return it,” Colquitt said. “They’re not out there in fear for their life, they’re not saying, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ ”

Musick: Bears need a play-caller • Bears

Continued from page B1

And while special-teams coaches have proved to be successful head coaches in the past (Mike Ditka in Chicago, John Harbaugh in Baltimore), the Bears need someone with a successful track record as a play-caller. That leaves eight offensive-minded coaches who have been linked to the Bears’ job opening, if you include former NFL assistant and current Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman. More recognizable candidates include Indianapolis’ Bruce Arians, Denver’s Mike McCoy, Houston’s Rick Dennison and Green Bay’s Tom Clements. Then again, Emery was not a big-name candidate when the Bears hired him to replace Jerry Angelo a year ago. He could hire a coach with similar under-the-radar credentials such as Tampa Bay’s Mike Sullivan or the well-traveled Trestman. Regardless, Lovie Smith’s replacement must deliver a jolt to a long-dormant offense. If the Bears want to win the Super Bowl, they first need to cross the goal line. Maybe it’s not a controversial point, but it’s one worth exploring. By his own admission, Emery is a numbers guy. He thinks that statistics can be a valuable tool to identify

Long list Thirteen candidates have been linked to the Bears’ head-coaching vacancy. • Mike McCoy, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator • Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator • Tom Clements, Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator • Mike Sullivan, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator • Pete Carmichael, New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator • Rick Dennison, Houston Texans offensive coordinator • Darrell Bevell, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator • Marc Trestman, Montreal Alouettes head coach • Keith Armstrong, Atlanta Falcons special teams coach • Joe DeCamillis, Dallas Cowboys special teams coach • Dave Toub, Bears special teams coach • Mike Priefer, Minnesota Vikings special teams coach • Mike Singletary, Minnesota Vikings special assistant to the head coach league trends and determine strengths and weaknesses. With that in mind, take a look at the eight teams that remain alive in the playoffs. Seven of eight remaining playoff teams finished in the top half in total offense during the regular season. The only exception was the late-bloom-

ing Seattle Seahawks, whose offense finished one spot out of the top half at No. 17. The Bears’ offense lagged far behind at No. 28, fifth from the bottom. Hey, at least the Bears’ offense covered more ground than the Jacksonville Jaguars and, uh, the Arizona Cardinals. That has to be worth something, right? Meanwhile, all eight remaining playoff teams finished in the top half in points scored during the regular season. The Bears finished No. 16 in points scored thanks to nine defensive touchdowns, but they trailed every team remaining in the playoffs. None of this is to say that defense is irrelevant. The Denver Broncos are the favorites to win the Super Bowl because they have a stout defense to go along with a terrific offense. And, yes, the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have dynamic quarterbacks and hard-nosed running backs, but no teams allowed fewer points than those two during the regular season. But let’s face it. A good offense has become a requirement to win big in the NFL. Emery seems to understand this reality. His next hire will tell us for sure.

• Shaw Media sportswriter Tom Musick can be contacted at tmusick@shawmedia.com.

CLEVELAND – A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have hired Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new coach. Chudzinski will become the Browns’ sixth full-time coach since 1999, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on the condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the hiring. The 44-year-old Chudzinski has spent the past two seasons with the Panthers. He has had two previous stints with the Browns as an assistant coach. Chudzinski, who grew up in Ohio and rooted for the Browns as a kid, interviewed with the team on Wednesday. He has spent the past two years working with quarterback Cam Newton. The Browns have been searching for a coach since firing Pat Shurmur on Dec. 31 after a 5-11 season.

Steelers cut RB Rainey after his arrest in Florida: At Pitts-

burgh, rookie running back Chris Rainey has run out of chances with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers cut the troubled 24-year-old following his arrest on a battery charge in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday, the latest in a series of offthe-field incidents that have threatened his career. Gainesville police officers

charged Rainey with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery after an altercation with his girlfriend. Police said in a news release the two were arguing over Rainey’s cellphone. When his girlfriend got into a vehicle, the former Florida Gator tried to pull her out. Witnesses told detectives that Rainey slapped his girlfriend across the face and then chased her when she ran away with his phone in her purse. The Steelers, who selected Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, waived him shortly after being made aware of his arrest. “Chris Rainey’s actions this morning were extremely disappointing,” general manager Kevin Colbert said. “Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

Bengals’ Jay Gruden inter-

views for Cardinals job: At Tempe, Ariz., Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is the latest to interview for the vacant head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals. Gruden, younger brother of former Oakland and Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden, says his interview Thursday at Cardinals headquarters was his first for a head coaching job with any NFL team. He said he may interview with the Philadelphia Eagles next week.

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DEKALB LARGE STUDIO

All utilities included. 5 miles from campus, great for graduate student. $600/mo. 815-758-2588

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

815-739-5589 ~ 815-758-6439 DEKALB Small 2BR Upper Pets okay. Quiet location, new carpet, fresh paint, W/D. $600/mo utils. Incl, call/text 630-880-1666 DeKalb Upper 1BR w/Sm Office/BR Older home. D/W, W/D avail, ceiling fans, claw foot tub. Off st prking. $595/mo. 815-756-2064

DEKALB ~ 2BR DUPLEX

1 bath, 1 car gar, W/D, C/A, deck. No pets/smoking. $825/mo + util. Agent Owned 815-739-1888

1 bath, all appliances + W/D. Very nice sunroom, 1 car garage. No pets/smoking. $800/mo. 815-495-9625

GENOA LARGE LOWER 1BR

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

DEKALB 1BR & 2BR

Somonauk 2 Bedroom

Lower 2 bedroom, $625/month + security deposit. 815-970-2533

Off-St prkg, appl, W/D, garbage, all util incl. no pets. $570/mo + sec. 815-761-1975

Available now, variety of locations. Appliances, clean and quiet. 815-758-6580

Rent $725/mo + sec & references. Includes 1.5 car garage. Available now. 815-985-0225

Free Month Rent in Waterman

DeKalb - 1 BR, Newer Apt., W/D, Wood Floors, No Pets, 1st/last/dep. $685/mo. 815-761-0047 Newly remodeled, near NIU. Parking/heat/water incl, W/D, C/A. 815-238-0118

GENOA ~ 2BR DUPLEX

DeKalb ~ 3100 N. First St.

HUGE Garden Apt., Nr NIU, Porch, prkng, free cable & wifi, dogs OK. $800+util+sec. 773-203-7928

Now leasing 1 & 2 Bedroom All remodeled, new appl, carpet. Large Apts, Country Lifestyle. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-758-6580 Kirkland. 2BR. Newly remodeled. Ground floor. Available now. No smoking or pets. $625/mo+utils. 815-761-0374 Malta 2BR- Appliances furnished, air, laundry, some utilities included. No pets, $595/mo 815-751-0480

Rochelle - 2 Bedroom

$500/mo + 1st mo & deposit req. Parking in back, you pay electric and gas. 779-368-0224

ROCHELLE 1 & 2BR

Available now. Clean, quiet remodeled, $425-550. 815-758-6580 ~ 815-901-3346

Rochelle ~ Spacious 2BR TH New carpet, fresh paint, W/D hook-up. $595/mo,1 year lease. 815-751-4440

Shabbona. Newly remodeled 2BR W/D hook-up. Quiet neighborhood. No smoking or dogs. $625/mo +sec dep. 847-738-2334

Crystal Lake

3BR, 1.5BA brick ranch.

Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

Newly remodeled 2 Bedroom CALL FOR DETAILS 815-245-6098 ~ 815-923-2521

Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

$550/mo, includes stove, refrig, water. No pets/smoking. 815-895-4756 or 815-562-3459

2 car attached heated garage. 2/3 acre lot on quiet street. Close to lake with private beach rights and Crystal Lake Schools. All appliances incl. C/A, baseboard heat. Dogs negotiable. $1350/mo. Avail 3/1.

847-899-2933

DEKALB 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH

Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA

Partial finished basement, 2 car garage, new carpet/appliances. Call for showing. 815-758-6580

SYCAMORE ~ 2 BEDROOM

Recently updated, appl, W/D 1 car garage, no pets. $900/mo, utilities not included. 630-470-2623

DEKALB 2BR, 1.5BA TH

On Horse Farm, hardwood floors, W/D, full bsmt, 2 car gar, no smkg/ pets neg., $2600. 630-715-7101

2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, nonsmoking, all util except electrical. $675/mo. 815-758-2911

Garage, laundry, a/c, new carpet. Clean & quiet. No pets. $725/mo. J&A RE 815-970-0679 Enclave Sub. 2 car attached garage. $885/mo+sec dep. 630-654-9756

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

DeKalb ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

ST. CHARLES 3BR MUST SEE!

Waterman Small 1 Bedroom

Tenant pays Com Ed and share of water, 3 months rent + security dep, $525/mo. 815-757-5079

Clean, quiet, close to NIU campus. 815-758-3449 or 815-501-1491

2500SF on horse farm. Lower level of main house, utils incl. No smkg/ pets, $1250/mo. 630-715-7101

St. Charles/Campton Hills 1BR

Sycamore, 1506 E. Stonehenge Dr., 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom Condo. Appliances inside. Call 815-756-1412 for more info.

SYCAMORE ROOM Available immediately. Utilities included. $95/Wk. 815-751-1800

SYCAMORE 2 BEDRM - Mature Lifestyle. Nice, Quiet & sunny. Off St parking, no smoking/dogs. On-site lndry. Kris 815-501-1872

Sycamore. Spacious 2BR, 2BA condo. SS appls, granite countertops, W/D, frplc, deck, garage. Pet? $975/mo+utils. 815-764-9487

Sycamore. 4000 SF. Office/Shop. Bathroom. Heat, A/C. 2 O/H Doors. $1200/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679


Faith

SECTION C

Friday, January 11, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch • ikoch@daily-chronicle.com

AP file photo

Barack Obama, joined by his wife Michelle, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2009. Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two, one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.

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resident Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible but on two – one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln. The inclusion of King’s Bible is particularly significant since the inauguration comes on Jan. 21, the federal holiday in honor of the civil rights leader, who delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama will be facing the memorial as he takes the oath. King’s Bible, which his children say he used early in his career as a preacher, has never been part of a presidential inauguration. The selection of the pair of Bibles announced Thursday is richly symbolic of the struggle for equality in America, beginning with Lincoln’s emancipation of slaves 150 years ago this month, through King’s leadership of the civil

Know more A list of Bibles used for presidential inaugurations can be found at www.inaugural.senate. gov/swearing-in/Bibles rights movement, and ultimately to Obama becoming the nation’s first black president. Inaugural planners say Obama plans to place his left hand on the stacked Bibles held by first lady Michelle Obama as he raises his right hand to repeat the oath administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. It hasn’t been determined which will be on top, with Obama’s hand actually resting on it, but King’s is larger, so it may need to be on the bottom. Obama used the Lincoln Bible while taking the oath four years ago – the first time it had been used since the 16th president’s inauguration in 1861. Obama’s inaugural committee says that the president plans to use the first lady’s family’s Bible for a private swearingin at the White House on Sunday, Jan. 20. Public presidential inaugurations traditionally aren’t held on Sundays, even though the Constitution states that a president’s new term begins automatically at noon on the 20th. King’s children describe their father’s King James version as his “traveling Bible” that he took as part of a collec-

tion of books he carried with him while constantly on the road and used for inspiration and preparing sermons and speeches. His daughter Bernice King says her father marked the pages with several dates from May 1954, the same month he delivered his first sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. “We know our father would be deeply moved to see President Obama take the oath of office using his Bible,” King’s children said in a statement provided by the inaugural committee. “His traveling Bible inspired him as he fought for freedom, justice and equality, and we hope it can be a source of strength for the president as he begins his second term.” Obama also plans to honor King throughout his inaugural weekend, beginning by asking Americans to volunteer in their communities on Saturday, Jan. 19, to honor the civil right leader’s legacy of service. The King family plans to participate. Inaugural planners also say there will be a float honoring King in the parade to the White House after the swearing-in ceremony. Though there is no constitutional requirement for the use of a Bible while taking the oath, George Washington began the tradition with a Bible hastily grabbed from St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 1 for his swearing-in on April 30, 1789, in New York. Since then, presidents have typically chosen Bibles with historical or personal significance, many

using family heirlooms. Obama is not the first president to select two Bibles – Harry Truman did so in 1949, Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 and Richard Nixon in 1969. Some presidents kiss the book after completing the oath. Sometimes the Bible is open to meaningful passages, such as President George W. Bush’s choice of Isaiah 40:31 – “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” The Lincoln Bible is part of the Library of Congress collections. The Supreme Court clerk bought the Bible, bound in burgundy velvet with a goldwashed white metal rim and heavily gilded edges, especially for Lincoln’s swearing-in. The first lady’s Robinson family Bible was a gift from her late father, Fraser Robinson III, to his mother, LaVaughn Delores Robinson, on Mother’s Day in 1958. The first lady’s grandmother was the first black female manager of a Moody Bible Institute’s bookstore, and her son’s present was her favorite, inaugural planners say. They also say Vice President Joe Biden will use a Bible with a Celtic cross on the cover that has been in his family for 120 years. Biden has used the Bible every time he’s been sworn into federal office, back to his entry in the Senate 40 years ago.


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Page C2 • Friday, January 11, 2013 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road www.niu.edu/student_orgs/judson 815-756-2131 judson@niu.edu Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. BethlehemDeKalb.org 815-758-3203 belcdekalb@comcast.net Pastors: Gary Erickson Worship schedule: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10 a.m. Sunday school/ Rally Sunday; 10:10 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: Pastor Diane Dardon will lead the worship service next Sunday along with the Adult Sunday Forum. The Annual Meeting, Part II will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 27. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. www.dekalbcop.org 815-758-6557 ericwyzard@dekalbcop.org Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway www.ccclife.org 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 jocelyn.green2@frontier.com Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Life” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road www.chicagomissioncenter.org 815-756-1963 roger@hintzsche.com Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road www.bethshalomdekalb.org 815-756-1010 info@bethshalomdekalb.org Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. www.forministry.com/USILCCACCDCC1 815-758-1833 tomndcc@aol.com Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road www.dekalbwesleyan.com 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 efreesd@comcast.net www.efreesd.com Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Fellowship Baptist 129 E. Locust St. www.fbcofdekalb.com 815-517-8111 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. www.fbcdekalb.org 815-758-3973 churchinfo@fbcdekalb.org Pastor: Bob Edwards The message: “Living as a WItness for Jesus” with reading from Galatians 5:1-15 Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Family Night begins with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; children’s ministry at 6:45 p.m.; and adult and youth Bible study at 6:45 p.m. First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 secretary@dekalbnaz.com Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Blessing Well Food and Clothing Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

First Congregational 615 N. First St. www.uccdekalb.org 815-758-0691 congdek1@gmail.com Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “Filled with Expectation?” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. www.firstlutherandekalb.org 815-758-0643 office@firstlutherandekalb.org Interim Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 10:20 a.m. Cross Walk activities; 10:20 a.m. Love Auction Highlight of the week: The Baptism of Our Lord will be celebrated. God’s blessing are asked to Hope Haven. Prelude, the Women’s Bible Study, will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday. The Men’s Moving Ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 19. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. www.firstumc.net 815-756-6301 office@firstumc.net Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “By Water and the Spirit,” with reading from Acts 8:14-17. Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Sept. to May; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: United Methodist Men invite all men to their breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Joe Dillett of the DeKalb County Chapter of the American Red Cross will present a program about how he and the Red Cross responded to Hurricane Sandy storm victims. Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. www.stmarydekalb.org 815-758-5432 frkenneth@stmarydekalb.org Pastor: Kenneth Anderson The message: “Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father. To him be all glory and praise.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday to Friday Highlight of the week: Parishioners are welcome to attend Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the chapel. Benediction begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by evening prayer until 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road www.stpaulsdekalb.org 815-756-4888 parishoffice@stpaulsdekalb.org Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Carlos Peña Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. http://therockchristianchurch.com 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright; Anthony Chatman Sr., associate pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 www.trinitydekalb.com Pastor: Todd Peterson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. www.gracefreelutherandekalb.org 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. www.uufdekalb.org 815-756-7089 uufdchurchoffice@aol.com Pastor: Linda Slabon Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road www.harvestdekalb.org 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. www.dekalbupc.com 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish)

Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. www.hillcovch.org 815-756-5508 hillcrestcov@comcast.net Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road www.immanueldekalb.org 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 office@godwithusilc.org Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: Lutheran Women in Mission will host a brunch meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Guest speaker will be Tim Hetzner from Lutheran Church Charities detailing their work over this past year. All members of Immanuel are invited to attend. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) www.kishwaukeebiblechurch.org 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road www.newhopeofdekalb.org 815-756-7906 newhope@tbc.net Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road www.niunewman.org 815-787-7770 Pastor: Msgr. Glenn Nelson Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily

Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road VBC-DeKalb.org 815-756-6212 Victorlane5@frontier.com Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. vndekalb@frontier.com 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. www.vineyarddekalb.org 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road www.westminsterpres.net 815-756-2905 westminsterpres@gmail.com Pastors: Blake Richter, Karen Kim The message: “The Central Issue” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Chamber concert at 3 p.m. at the church.

SYCAMORE Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. www.bethelofsycamore.org 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Deacon: Charles Ridulph Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore; 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor,

Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road www.sycamorechurchofchrist.com 815-895-9148 sycamorecoc@comcast.net Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane www.sycamorechurch.com 815-895-3320 info@sycamorechurch.com Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. www.sycamorefederatedchurch.org 815-895-2706 info@sycamorefederatedchurch.org Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “Lunch with a Demon” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: January Love Offering is for the Welcome Café and Court Appointed Special Advocate of DeKalb County. New member Sunday. Fellowship hosts are Carl and Paula vonEnde. Grace Life Church 420 W. State St. www.gracelifeinchrist.org 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. www.mormon.org 815-895-2277 jrbentley1208@gmail.com Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: Noon Sunday Sacrament meeting; 1:20 p.m. Sunday school; 2:10 p.m. Priesthood, Relief Society Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road www.mayfieldchurchucc.org 815-895-5548 mayfieldchurch@atcyber.net Interim Pastor: Rev. William L. Nagy The message: “Attending a Baptism,” with reading from Mark 1:4-11 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: Hospitality will be provided by the Hargraves. North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road www.stjohnsycamore.org 815-895-4477 office@stjohnsycamore.org Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. blended service Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. www.stmarysycamore.com 815-895-3275 Churchofstmary@stmarysycamore.com Pastor: Father Frank Timar Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. www.sycamorestpeters.org 815-895-2227 office@sycamorestpeters.org Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. www.SalemSycamore.org 815-895-9171 salem@salemlutheransycamore.org Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “Jesus, God’s beloved Son, is baptized by John.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Highlight of the week: Help stock the Salem Food Pantry with gifts of food and personal care products. Salem’s annual meeting will be held at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 20 in Fellowship Hall.

Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Road www.sbcsycamore.org 815-895-2577 Pastor: Dan Stovall Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. www.sycamoreumc.org 815-895-9113 sumc@sycamoreumc.org Pastor: Bill Landis, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road www.calluth.org 815-824-2825 calluthch1@aol.com Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. www.cortlandumc.com 815-756-9088 Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. www.genoafaithuc.com 815-784-5143 faithchurch@rocketmail.com Pastor: Daniel F. Diss Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “Great Pleasures” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: A PowerPoint presentation will be shown. First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. www.kirklandflc.org 815-522-3886 jo@kirklandflc.org Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate www.flcinlee.com 815-824-2356 kairos1241@hotmail.com Pastor: Sarah Schaffner Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 hinckleyumc@frontier.com Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. www.kirklandumc.org 815-522-3546 office@kirklandumc.org Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. www.hopeanglican.org 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road www.immanuel-hinckley.org 815-286-3885 office@immanuel-hinckley.org Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. small group Bible study; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. www.gbgm-umc.org/maltaumc 815-825-2118 maltaumc@aol.com Pastor: Judy Giese Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 PastorLauriAllen@gmail.com Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Precious in His Sight” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. www.st-catherine-genoa.org 815-784-2355 stcatpast@frontier.com Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “The Baptism of the Lord” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Living the Eucharist Saturday and Sunday – sign-ups in lobby after Masses. Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Monday – open to public. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 stjames@heartlandcable.com Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John Lutheran (Burlington) 13N535 French Road in Hampshire www.stjohnburlington.com 847-683-2338 stjohnlutheran@foxvalley.net Pastor: Howard J. Gleason, Loren Krout (Emeritus) Worship schedule: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. fellowship Sunday; 9:15 a.m. family education hour Sunday; 5 p.m. Sunday Youth Ignite; 6 p.m. Noiz Sunday St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. stjohns.worthyofpraise.org 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s UCC (Harmony/Hampshire) 11821 E. Grant Highway www.stjohnsuccharmony.org 815-923-4263 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 stpaulshinckley@gmail.com Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road www.tlcgenoa.org 815-784-2522 trinity@tlcgenoa.com Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 office.shabbonachurch@gmail.com www.shabbonachurch.org Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield www.watermanumc.com 815-264-3991 watermanumc@gmail.com Pastor: Christina Vosteen Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road www.somonaukupchurch.com 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 www.watermanbible.org wbcheart@frontier.com Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. www.watermanpres.com 815-264-3491 wpc_office@frontier.com Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “The Baptism of Jesus” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

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The next performance in Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Sunday Chamber Concert series will be held this weekend. The concert will feature Thomas Cappaert, principal cellist of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, performing J.S. Bach’s Solo Suite No. 2 for Cello in D Minor. Cappaert will be joined by fellow KSO members Laurie Rodriguez, Victor Ryzhof and Gary Mattin in the Rondo from Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. The concert is free, with an optional freewill offering. The church holds these concerts as an outreach mission for the DeKalb and Sycamore community. For more information, call the church office at 815-756-2905.

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Thomas Cappaert, principal cellist of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will perform Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb.

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8RELIGIon BRIEFS Christian group lists the world’s worst persecutors LONDON, Ont. (AP) – North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world’s worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by eight nations where Open Doors says “extreme Islam poses the largest threat for Christians,” led by Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Open Doors International spokesman Paul Estabrooks noted that persecution of Christians has increased in 11th-ranked Syria, where civil war has driven thousands into exile, and in African countries where Islamist extremism is on the rise. In North Korea, Estabrooks said severe persecution of Christians has not eased under new leader Kim Jong Un. The Open Doors report says Christians are persecuted in at least 60 countries, and says persecution worldwide grew worse last year.

Iranian pastor reported free after Christmas arrest

Epiphany at Oak Crest

WASHINGTON (AP) – An Iranian pastor whose re-arrest on Christmas Day was condemned by two U.S. congressmen is free again, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow said his group’s Christian contacts in Iran reported that Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was released Monday and was at home once again with his family. Nadarkhani, who was raised in a Muslim family, spent almost three years in prison before his release in September. The ACLJ says he had faced a possible death sentence for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. On Friday, Pennsylvania Congressman Joseph Pitts, who is Christian, and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, a Muslim, issued a joint statement denouncing Nadarkhani’s re-arrest and calling for his immediate release. They said that given Iran’s “persecution of Pastor Youcef because of his Christian faith, it was particularly cruel to imprison him on Christmas Day.” Provided photo

The Christmas season at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center culminated with an evening Epiphany service service. Pastor Sandi Graber of Rochelle provided a service that reminded all to look for the light of God’s presence in their daily lives. Pictured with Graber are the “Three Kings” – Josie, Paul and Peter Hoppenworth.

8BRIEFS Immanuel Lutheran plans recycling fundraiser

Immanuel Lutheran Church and Student Center in DeKalb will hold a recycling fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26. Unwanted electronics and appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, computers, video and music components, flat screen monitors and televisions and batteries will be accepted. This also is a great way to get rid of worn out and broken Christmas lights and decora-

tions as well. The church is located at 511 Russell Road in DeKalb. For more information, call 815-7566669.

Church offers 13-week DivorceCare class Divorced or separated? Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore/DeKalb, corner of First Street and Bethany Road, will hold a 13-week DivorceCare class beginning Feb. 7. The class will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. DivorceCare features 13

dynamic video seminars featuring 32 renowned experts on divorce and recovering. It’s a weekly support group conducted by people who understand what others are experiencing. Participants learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding their life. To learn more about the video seminars, visit www. divorcecare.org. The registration fee is $15. Participants can register the first evening. For more information, call the church at 815-756-8729.

Gay marriage flap: Gallaudet reinstates official WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s leading university for the deaf and hard of hearing has reinstated its chief diversity officer, who was suspended for three months after signing a petition circulated by opponents of gay marriage in Maryland. Gallaudet University president T. Alan Hurwitz announced the reinstatement of Angela McCaskill in an email Monday to students, faculty and staff. The brief statement didn’t elaborate on the reasons for McCaskill’s reinstatement, and university officials declined further comment. McCaskill has said she is not anti-gay. She said she signed the petition at her church after listening to a sermon about marriage, adding that she felt it was important for Maryland voters to decide the issue.

Many on campus said they felt McCaskill was the wrong person to lead an office that promotes diversity. But people on both sides of the gay marriage debate in Maryland, where McCaskill lives, said she shouldn’t be punished for exercising her First Amendment rights.

US Supreme Court won’t hear Georgia gun lawsuit WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won’t overturn a Georgia law banning firearms in churches and other places of worship. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from GeorgiaCarry.org, which wanted the justices to overturn a lower court decision upholding Georgia’s ban on guns in churches and other places of worship. GeorgiaCarry.org argued that the law burdens “religiously motivated conduct by regulating how or what a worshipper can do with a weapon while he is worshipping.” But the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit brought by GeorgiaCarry and the Rev. Jonathan Wilkins of the Baptist Tabernacle of Thomaston, Ga. The Supreme Court, without comment, refused to reconsider that ruling.

Judge: Release unredacted California priest files LOS ANGELES (AP) – A California judge has ordered the release of thousands of pages of personnel files that would identify Roman Catholic priests accused of child molestation and their leaders in the church. The ruling by Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias contradicts a previous order in 2010 by another judge that allowed the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to redact the names of church higher-ups. Attorneys for the archdiocese previously said they planned to make the confidential files public by the middle of this month with the names of the church hierarchy blacked out. It was unclear how long it would take to adhere to the new ruling. Church attorneys expressed concern about combing through 30,000 pages of documents.

UK jails mom for killing son over Quran study

LONDON (AP) – A British judge has sentenced a woman portrayed as a “devoted and loving mother” to at least 17 years in prison for beating her son to death after he failed to memorize passages from the Quran. Sara Ege was convicted last month of murdering 7-year-old Yaseen and burning his body to destroy the evidence. Judge Wyn Willians said Ege beat Yaseen repeatedly over several months. He said that on the day he died Yaseen had been kept home from school to memorize verses from the Muslim holy book, and that his failure “was the trigger for the beating” that killed him. The judge accepted the defense’s argument that the India-born Ege was “a devoted and loving mother” who suffered from depression and domestic violence. Still, he said Monday, she subjected her son to “prolonged cruelty.”

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Bride ponders how to let bridesmaid go

dear Abby: I used to be close friends with “Colette.” We were so close that I asked her to be a bridesmaid in my April wedding. Over the last several years of our friendship, Colette became selfish and domineering. It didn’t bother me so much before, because I felt her positive qualities outweighed the negative. However, after several recent incidents, I finally told her I was upset. She offered a copout response, and we have not communicated since then. That was a month ago. How do I let her know that I want to withdraw my request for her to be a bridesmaid? I don’t want to hurt her feelings, but my wedding will be a small, private affair, and her presence would be painful and disruptive to me and another bridesmaid who

deAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips recently had a similar experience with her. Colette may not be burning with desire to come anyway, given our falling out, and hasn’t yet incurred any of the expenses or spent any of the time and effort associated with being a bridesmaid. I don’t want to act unkindly, even though I don’t plan on rekindling the friendship. – Needs Perspective in Kansas dear Needs: Tell Colette politely that your plans have changed and that you have decided to “scale back” the wedding; therefore your wedding party will be smaller and you won’t need her after all.

It’s euphemistic enough that it could be taken to mean that finances have dictated your decision, which would be face-saving for her. If she feels as you suspect she does, she may be relieved to be let off the hook. And if not, well – you don’t plan on continuing your friendship with her in any case. Do not make the conversation anything but polite and brief. dear Abby: My mother had to be placed in a nursing home a year and a half ago. It has been a difficult time in our lives. She had two small, adorable dogs that kept her company for many years. I have kept them at her home and provide daily care and love to them. I tried to find them a loving home, to no avail. I can’t bring them to my home

because I’m allergic to dogs. They’re accustomed to being indoors, and the elderly one can’t stand the extreme heat in our area. My problem is my brother. He knows I need a good home for Mom’s dogs, but he went out and BOUGHT another dog for his family. I was hurt and angry when he told me, but tried not to show it. I’m bitter about it because Mom’s pets still need a home. I’m finding it hard to speak to my brother now. I have never had a mean bone in my body or felt this way before, but I don’t understand how he could do this. Am I wrong to feel this way? I respect your opinion, so could you advise me? – Doggone It! dear doggone it!: Your feelings are understandable. However, before you let them degenerate into last-

ing antipathy, have a frank talk with your brother. Tell him your feelings and find out why he didn’t volunteer to take in your mother’s dogs. There is nothing to be gained by stewing in silence, and he may have had a reason. You might have better luck finding a home for your mother’s dogs if you contact no-kill shelters and rescue groups in your area. The dogs might be ideal companions for another senior if they are loving and housebroken. Most shelters offer a “senior for senior” discount where qualified senior citizens can adopt a senior companion animal, usually seven years old or older, with all fees waived.

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

Balance exercises help protect you from falls

dear dr. K: I’m 70 and regularly do cardiovascular and weight-training exercises. Now my doctor wants me to add balance exercises to my routine. Why? dear Reader: You’ve asked a good question, and it has a simple answer: Poor balance can cause falls. Every year, one in three adults 65 or older falls at least once. Especially in older people, falls can be serious. More than 90 percent of hip fractures result from falls. Falls also often lead to fractures of the spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand. These injuries can undermine your independence. Hip fractures, in particular, also can increase the risk for early death.

AsK dR. K Anthony L. Komaroff Balance is the ability to distribute your weight in a way that enables you to hold a steady position or move at will without falling. From the moment we sit or stand up as infants, gravity is always pulling us downward, tending to cause us to fall. Our ability to balance keeps this from happening – most of the time. Our daily balancing act requires multiple different body systems to be constantly working together. These include the central nervous system (brain and spinal

cord), the vestibular system (brain and inner ear), the visual system (brain and eye) and a vast web of positionsensing nerves. Muscles and bones are pressed into service as well. Balance is like muscle strength: The more you use it, the less likely you are to lose it. Worse, it can become a vicious circle. You feel a little unsteady, so you curtail certain activities. If you’re inactive, you’re not challenging your balance systems or using your muscles. As a result, both balance and strength suffer. Simple acts, such as strolling through a grocery store or rising from a chair, become trickier. That shakes your confidence,

so you become less active ... and so the vicious circle continues. Good balance, by contrast, helps prevent potentially disabling falls. It builds confidence and fosters independence. It sounds like you’re an active person. Most likely, you already engage in some activities that help hone balance. Yoga, golf, biking and tai chi all require some degree of balance. But even people who are not already active can improve their balance through exercise or balance training. I’ve put some beginner balance-training exercises on my website. They are a good first step toward improving shaky

balance and can be done by people of many ages and abilities, including those who are elderly or frail. As your balance improves, you can add challenges to make your balance training progressively harder. For example, try an exercise standing on one leg instead of two. Even if you are conscientious about doing regular aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises, if you feel that your balance isn’t what it used to be, talk to your doctor or to staff at the gym about learning balance exercises. They could help protect you against falling.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Stop being confused, continue to be the happiest dr. Wallace: I’m a 19-yearold girl with everything I could ever ask for. The guy I’m dating is a mature, handsome, sweet, wonderful guy who is a great Christian, and he is a terrific influence on me. This is the happiest I have been in a long time. My dilemma? He’s 17. My close friends don’t seem to have a problem with his age, but some family members and other friends think it is “gross, strange and just plain nasty.” My question is, should I consider pursuing a relationship with him, or should I let him go? Please answer quickly and help me make

’TWeeN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace my decision. I’m so confused! – Nameless, Denver, Colo. Nameless: From what you say, your boyfriend is a keeper. Two years is not a significant age difference. Certainly if you were 17 and out of school, and the guy was 19, no one would utter a peep about such a minor matter. The fact that some people are making a big deal out of it when the girl is the one

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who is slightly older is what I would call “gross, strange and just plain nasty”! Their attitude is nothing but prejudice, and your critics should mind their own business. My advice to you is to stop being confused and continue being the happiest that you’ve been in a long time. dr. Wallace: Eric and I have been dating for almost a year, and he is a great guy. He is super kind and has a great personality. Sometimes it’s a little too great. When we are alone, he is the perfect guy, but when other females are around, he thinks he’s the original Romeo. He has never met a girl he won’t

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flirt with. It’s so obvious that sometimes I’m embarrassed for him. He smiles at all girls, and when he gets the opportunity to talk with them, he uses a “fake” voice. After the “flirting romance” ends, he returns to normal and is the great guy I’m dating. We have had many discussions about his roving eye, but he never says, “Sorry, I won’t do that again.” He says he can’t help himself and is addicted to females. So far, all he does is look. I am considered rather attractive. Some of the girls he flirts with are not. Why on earth would Eric flirt with every skirt? When

we’re alone, he only has eyes for me. What is his hang-up? – Nameless, Charlotte, N.C. Nameless: Eric has a selfimage deficiency. When females respond to his flirtations, he gets an ego boost. Sooner or later, he’s going to grow up and stop playing these games. Since he doesn’t take your concerns seriously enough to change his behavior, this tells me it won’t be for a while. If everything about him is terrific, and flirting is his only flaw, then his eventual maturity may be worth the wait.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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Is the suit friend or foe? Alfred, Lord Tennyson said, “He makes no friends who never made a foe.” At the bridge table, a suit can be like a friend or foe, often depending on how the suit divides between your other foe, your opponents. How is that relevant to this deal? South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond queen. Since this marks East with the ace, declarer plays low from the dummy at this trick and the next, when West continues the suit. However, East takes the third trick with his ace, then shifts to the club queen. How should South continue? South rebid two spades in case he and his partner had a better fit there than in hearts. (North could have held five spades and three hearts. To respond one spade with that hand would have been wrong, in particular if South had rebid two clubs or two diamonds. Then North’s preference to two hearts would have shown only a doubleton, and South would have misevaluated the fit.) Having lost three tricks, South needed the trumps to break 3-2. But he also had a potential spade loser. If the missing cards were friends, breaking 3-3, there would not be a problem. But if they were foe, dividing 4-2, declarer would need some luck. South drew two rounds of trumps using dummy’s queen and his ace. Then he shifted to spades, cashing his ace, crossing to the king, and leading back to his queen. If the suit had been 3-3, declarer would have drawn the last trump and claimed. Here, though, he ruffed his fourth spade on the board, led a club to his ace, removed West’s last heart, and claimed.


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On back is company name MISCO, engraved 1951-71, WDR for initials. Lost area of Oakcrest Retirement Center in Sycamore. $300 REWARD! 815-751-4860

Sycamore Child Care is seeking a Full Time Assistant Teacher for 2 year olds.

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Bowling ball. 14lb. good for beginner ball. $15. 815-762-7584 Boys Ice skates. Only used once. Black, size 7. $20. 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. Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym For Ages Birth On Up, New, $15. 815-895-5373. Sycamore. Thomas & Friends Shining Time Station Knapford Station, Wellsworth Station & Turntable & Shed Plastic Connect A Sets, RARE & Long Retired, $45, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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Must have experience in a child care setting. College a plus. EOE. Call Lorna or Katie at 815-895-2484

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

Dryer. Maytag. Gas. White. Great condition. $325. 630-973-3528 ELECTRIC STOVE - Smooth cook top, almond color in excellent condition. $125, pick up in DeKalb. 815-970-3671 MICROWAVE FOR OVER THE STOVE Kenmore, almond color. $25. 815-970-3671 REFRIGERATOR - Maytag 19.8 cubic ft, freezer on top, almond color. Pick up in DeKalb for $150. 815-970-3671

The DeKalb Sanitary District is hiring an Asst. Manager, Engineering reporting directly to the Sanitary District Manager. Applicants should have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and be licensed in the State of Illinois. Five to ten years of experience in wastewater engineering preferred. For more information please go to www.dekalbsd.com Post-Offer Substance Testing Required. E.E.O. - M/F/D

JANITORIAL SUPERVISOR in DeKalb. Janitorial & supervisor experience a must! Mid Day Shift $15/hr. Call 708-385-3575 to speak with HR Dept.

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LADDER RACK - Heavy duty ladder rack, for installation on full size Chevrolet or GMC truck. in excellent condition. Tube type rack. Asking price $400.00 (Firm). Contact Steve at 331-442- 3507

Hot Wheels T-Hunts, asst. 28 cars. Doubles, ranging 2006-2012. Mint shape. $5 each or $125 for all. 630-229-9323 Plano Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No box, $8, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953. Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114. Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

China Cabinet. Excellent cond. Solid oak, leaded glass, mirrored back $325. Call 815-895-5166

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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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LOVE SEAT - Newer, excellent condition! Only asking $50. Please call 815-758-7498 OFFICE DESK CHAIR on Wheels With Arm Rests, Dark Green & Grey In Color, $15, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953. Wood Stand (Not Particle Board) With One Shelf Across Top And One Across Bottom,Great For Any Room, $12, DeKalb Area. 815-739-1953.

JEWELRY BOX - Hanging Jewelry Box With Door To Display Photos In, Espresso Finish, New, $20. 815-895-5373. Sycamore. MIRROR - Jewel Case Lighted 3-Drawer Mirror With 1X and 5X Magnification Mirror, New, $15. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

PARTY SUPPLIES - Huge Lot, Speed Racer Including Invites, Thank yous, Decorations, Party Favors, Plus, $15, DeKalb. 815-739-1953.

POWER WASHER 6HP, 2300 PSI, $165.00

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Torque Wrench, $100 815-477-0310 Stove To Go, Prepare Meals On The Road, 12V Convenience for The Road, Max Burton By Athena, New, $18. 815-895-5373. Sycamore.

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1999 Dodge Dakota, 72k miles, 2WD, PS, PB, Good Condition, $3100 obo. 815-501-5683

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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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. DANIEL T. LYNN; JUDY A. LYNN, et al. DEFENDANTS 09 CH 347 Address: 512 Hampstead St., Cortland, Illinois 60112 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 23, 2012, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on January 24, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 512 Hampstead St., Cortland, Illinois 60112 P.I.N.: 09-28-358-007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $246,286.45 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser 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 and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 10 6561. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 10 6561 I494505 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 28, 2012, January 4 & 11, 2013.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS JOSEPH W. PHELAN; KRISTY L. PHELAN AKA KRISTY PHELAN; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 78 103 NORTH STOTT STREET GENOA, IL 60135 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 27, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 03-19-478-019-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 103 NORTH STOTT STREET GENOA, IL 60135 Description of Improvements: SINGLE LEVEL FAMILY BRICK HOUSE WITH AN ATTACHED TWO CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $287,917.81. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0937976 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I495964 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

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11-050971 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY CO. PLAINTIFF, -vsRECINDA J. WALKER; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; RECINDA J. WALKER, TRUSTEE, OR SUCCESSOR TRUSTEES OF THE RECINDA J. WALKER REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 14, 2009; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 11 CH 128 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on October 18, 2012; Roger Scott, Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on January 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours), the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said al tate and prio liens

sp ag real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 618 Russell Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-15330-005 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $169,124.97. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Randal Scott Berg Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6277119 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I495284 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 28, 2012; January 4 & 11, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2007CH1, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-CH1 PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael J. Kerwin a/k/a Michael Kerwin; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00456 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/20/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 2/14/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-14-482-014 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 913 N. 15th Street DeKalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject is

pr tly posse ject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-33833. I496318 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS DAVID MANN; MA TERESA MANN; ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION; SUMMIT ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 1 1530 GRAND DRIVE UNIT 6 DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 8, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-13-178-017 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1530 GRAND DRIVE UNIT 6 DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: 4 OR MORE UNITS WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $125,522.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1126781 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I496012 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS THOMAS M. FILLIPP; ELENORA M. FILLIPP; DEVONAIRE FARMS COM-

MUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 346 307 CLOVERLEAF COURT DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 6, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-21-302-017 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 307 CLOVERLEAF COURT DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TAN FRAME SINGLE FAMILY WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. UTILITIES ON. NOT FOR SALE. GOOD CONDITION. The Judgment amount was $269,845.19. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1211306 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I496036 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, PLAINTIFF vs. DANIEL T. LYNN; JUDY A. LYNN, et al. DEFENDANTS 09 CH 347 Address: 512 Hampstead St., Cortland, Illinois 60112 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on February 23, 2012, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on January 24, 2013 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

ing de LOT 73 IN THE FINAL PLAT OF SUBDIVISION OF CHESTNUT GROVE - UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28 AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 20, 2007 AS DOCUMENT 2007003009 IN THE TOWN OF CORTLAND, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 512 Hampstead St., Cortland, Illinois 60112 P.I.N.: 09-28-358-007 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $246,286.45 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser 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 and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mort-

gagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 10 6561. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 10 6561 I494505

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 28, 2012, January 4 & 11, 2013.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS JOSEPH W. PHELAN; KRISTY L. PHELAN AKA KRISTY PHELAN; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 78 103 NORTH STOTT STREET GENOA, IL 60135 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above en-

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Page C8• Friday, January 11, 2013 by titled cause on October 27, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 10 IN BLOCK 3 IN J.E. STOTT'S ADDITION TO GENOA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 96, ON MAY 16TH, 1890, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS TAX NO. 03-19-478-019-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 103 NORTH STOTT STREET GENOA, IL 60135 Description of Improvements: SINGLE LEVEL FAMILY BRICK HOUSE WITH AN ATTACHED TWO CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $287,917.81. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0937976 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I495964 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

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11-050971 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY CO. PLAINTIFF, -vsRECINDA J. WALKER; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS ASSIGNEE OF FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; RECINDA J. WALKER, TRUSTEE, OR SUCCESSOR TRUSTEES OF THE RECINDA J. WALKER REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 14, 2009; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS DEFENDANTS 11 CH 128 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on October 18, 2012; Roger Scott, Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on January 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours), the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in

pur g cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT "B" IN FROOM RESUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 15 IN BLOCK 1 GARDEN PLACE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 15, 1967 IN BOOK "O" OF PLATS, PAGE 17, AS DOCUMENT 339328, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 618 Russell Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-15330-005 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $169,124.97. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. Randal Scott Berg Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6277119 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I495284 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 28, 2012; January 4 & 11, 2013.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2007CH1, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-CH1 PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael J. Kerwin a/k/a Michael Kerwin; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00456 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/20/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 2/14/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 14 IN BLOCK 2 OF GURLER'S SUBDIVISION OF THAT PART OF SECTIONS 13, 14, AND 24 IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF DEKALB COUNTY ILLINOIS, ON DECEMBER 5, 1904 IN BOOK "C" OF PLATS, PAGE 60, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 08-14-482-014 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 913 N. 15th Street DeKalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court.

by If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-33833. I496318 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS DAVID MANN; MA TERESA MANN; ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION; SUMMIT ENCLAVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 1 1530 GRAND DRIVE UNIT 6 DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 8, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: UNIT 202-6 IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM, AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY: CERTAIN LOTS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED MAY 13, 2003 AS DOCUMENT 2003-013151, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH IT UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-13-178-017 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1530 GRAND DRIVE UNIT 6 DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: 4 OR MORE UNITS WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $125,522.09. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24

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by hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1126781 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I496012 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1211306 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I496036 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 4, 11 & 18, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com PLAINTIFF vs. JERRY R. GURLEY; VICKY L. GURLEY; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; TOWNSEND WOODS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 12 CH 590 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, TOWNSEND WOODS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: LOT 247 IN TOWNSEND WOODS P.U.D PHASE 1, UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON MAY 19, 2005 IN PLAT CABINET #9 AT SLIDE #150-B, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2005009089, IN THE CITY OF SYCAMORE, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS COMMON ADDRESS: 923 Wells Dr., Sycamore, Illinois 60178 P.I.N.: 06-28-355-012 and which said mortgage was signed by JERRY R. GURLEY, VICKY L. GURLEY, mortgagors, to Mo El oni Regist tio

gago Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County as Document No. 2008007263; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in DeKalb County at 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before the February 11, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3951 I497540 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 11, 18 & 25, 2013.) Send your Classified Advertising 24/7 to: classified@shawsuburban.com Fax: 815-477-8898 or online at: www.daily-chronicle.com

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS THOMAS M. FILLIPP; ELENORA M. FILLIPP; DEVONAIRE FARMS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 346 307 CLOVERLEAF COURT DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 6, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 14, 2013, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 148 IN DEVONAIRE FARMS SUBDIVISION UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 29, 2002, IN PLAT CABINET NO 9, AT SLIDE 38-C, AS DOCUMENT NO 2002021981, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS TAX NO. 08-21-302-017 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 307 CLOVERLEAF COURT DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TAN FRAME SINGLE FAMILY WITH ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. UTILITIES ON. NOT FOR SALE. GOOD CONDITION. The Judgment amount was $269,845.19. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale.

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Seller Full Name Shirley M Basler Trustee Trust Youssi Custom Homes LLC Mark Kelly & Becky Linda M Pedersen First State Bank Donald N Pinne By Atty Charles G Brown David J Brown Silverthorne Development Co James E Campbell & Linda L Cak Investments, LLC Kelsi L Lemar Federal National Mtg Assoc D & J Properties Karrie Ruetten & Kelly Barto Jeffrey Snedden & Jennifer Trent L Schleifer Jeffery T Huisinga & Patricia E Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Old Second National Bank Kip A Anderson Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp By Atty Richard J Kearney Trust 101 & Lillian M Rusin Decl Of Tr Trustees Michael R Larue & Pamela A St George Homes LLC Johar Beckman & Terry Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp By Atty Terry K Linnemann Dorothy Adrian Lane G Mcmillion & Virginia M Linda A Pool Trustee Carl D Pool Trust Us Dept Of Housing & Urban Devel Freddie J Gutesha & Ellen Paul Taylor Trustee Robert M Senff Trust By Trustee Kathleen Wilkerson Bradley T Slutz & Carol J Brint-Slutz John Nelson Miriam M O’connell Trust Trustee Glenn R Vlasak Decl Of Tr, Betty J Vlasak Residual Tr , Vlasak Tr 85 Dorothy Cunz Trust By Alan E Cunz Trustee Lori A Shroka Calderwood Trust By Trustees William J Calderwood & Linda L Federal Natl Mtg Assn By Atty

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Buyer Full Name Olaf E Gjovik Lee J Krett & Angela R Kyle E Wille Brian Montavon & Kathryn Hanania Pappas-Gioules, LLC Skyline Rentals, LLC Judith M Schneider Judith M Schneider Jacob W Meier & Brooke M Anthony Ray & Erica Marisa R Hanson Kimberly A Coen Eusebio Contreras & M Belen Ortiz Cainari, Inc Mjo Illinois, LLC Brent Bott & Pamela Mark B Warner & Kathleen A John A Hall & Jennifer E Kyle G Higham & Sylvia Skyline Rentals, LLC Resource Bank Daniel J Stump & Elizabeth S Michael D Cretsinger & Suzett

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Property Address 515 E 4th St 343 Borden Ave 407 River Bend Dr 306 Cardinal St 916,928 & 940 Regent Dr 150 N Brown St Nelson Rd Nelson Rd 441 Davis St 360 E Dale St 819 N Main St 313 Clark St 628 N 10th St 101,103, 105,107 Main St Huff Rd 4083 W Sandwich Rd 17440 Harter Rd 485 John Marshall Ave 632 Hanna Ct 12650 Walnut St Rt 30 & Indian Rd 1548 Grand Dr Unit 5 229 State Rt 23

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City SALE PRICE Sandwich $170,000.00 Sycamore $114,000.00 Genoa $140,000.00 Cortland $161,000.00 DeKalb $1,200,000.00 Genoa $80,000.00 DeKalb $106,199.00 DeKalb $119,051.00 Sycamore $214,000.00 Somonauk $107,500.00 Sandwich $150,000.00 Sandwich $81,000.00 DeKalb $35,000.00 Kingston $400,000.00 Waterman $472,857.00 Sandwich $327,500.00 Maple Park $165,000.00 Sycamore $276,700.00 DeKalb $153,000.00 Genoa $90,000.00 Shabbona $105,000.00 DeKalb $78,500.00 Genoa $350,000.00

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Sycamore $240,000.00 Genoa $78,000.00 DeKalb $1,100,000.00 Sycamore $79,000.00 Sycamore $106,000.00 Somonauk $125,000.00 Sycamore $163,000.00 DeKalb $92,500.00 Genoa $75,000.00 DeKalb $87,500.00 Esmond $1,141,690.00 Genoa $34,800.00 Sycamore $267,500.00 Sycamore $55,000.00 Sycamore $320,000.00 Kirkland $190,000.00

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Tracey Hopkins, BROKER/REALTOR

USDA

503 N 2nd St., Malta $153,000

621 N. 11th St., DeKalb $89,900

On 5 Acres with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Ranch w/Laundry Room on Main Floor 2 Outbuildings – 60x24 and 24X50 2-Car Heated Garage – Large Fenced Yard

3 Bedrooms - 1.5 Baths 24x22 Living Room w/Fireplace 3 CAR GARAGE BEAUTIFUL Home & Yard!

4 Bedrooms, Spacious Eat-in Kitchen, New Paint & Carpet, Front Porch Basement, 2-Car Garage ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

Rachael Alvarez, BROKER/REALTOR

COZY RANCH ON WOODED LOT

COMPLETELY REHABBED 2 STORY

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY W/LODGE HOME

Dave Lukowicz, BROKER/REALTOR

Jocelyn Kerbel, BROKER/REALTOR

112 Knollwood, DeKalb $120,000

101 W. Cherokee Ave, Shabbona $139,400

488 Earlville Rd, Earlville $482,000

Laura Harmon, BROKER/REALTOR, CDPE

USDA

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Kitchen Appliances, Washer & Dryer Attached Garage Close to Shopping, Parks, & I88

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths New Windows, Furnace, & Central Air Next to Elementary & High Schools Minutes from Shabbona State Park & Golfing

46 Acres with a Tree Nursery Corn Crib Remodeled into Lodge Home 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Metal Machine Shop, Creek, Duck Pond

• 1,580 Sq. Ft. Home • Includes All Appliances • 7’ x 16’ Deck On Back

$89,900

Carrie Ottum, MANAGING BROKER

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$91,000

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• 22’ x 13’ Living Room • Jacuzzi Tub In Master Bath • Lots of Kitchen Cabinets

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Dolores Davis, BROKER/REALTORCPDE,SFR,GRI,CNE

Loren Korth, BROKER/REALTOR

$37,000

• Immaculate Condition • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths • 2 Car Garage With Opener

• 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths • 18’ x 13’ Living Room • 12’ x 30’ Carport With Lattice

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Double • All Appliances Included • 12’ x 25’ Carport With Deck

$57,800

Mary Short, BROKER/REALTOR, GRI, CRS

$49,000

Mike Mills, BROKER/REALTOR

$29,900

Rod Kmetz Karen Kline-Basile, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Lesa Clanin, BROKER/REALTOR, BROKER/REALTOR BROKER/REALTOR Travis Ebbings CDPE BROKERS/REALTORS

Jesus Renteria, BROKER/REALTOR

$53,900

Marguerite Elsenbroek, BROKER/REALTOR

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$84,900

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Vickie Foster, BROKER/REALTOR, GRI

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths • Lg Living Room/Dining Room Area • Carport & 1-1/2 Car Garage

• 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths • Enclosed Deck • Nice Corner Lot

• 3 Bedrooms, 1-1/2 Baths • Island Cook Top w/Built-In Oven • Ceramic Kitchen Counter Top

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Burlington $259,000 45W177 Plank Rd. On just over 2 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, freshly painted, new carpeting plus new wood laminate in 19x13 kitchen. Brick fpl, 9’ ceils in full bsmt. New deck. MLS ID 08220001 The Brunett Team 815-756-2557

Cortland $99,900 12 E Meadow Dr. On largest lot in Neucort Lakes backs to open field. Approx. 2300 sq ft home w/4 bedrooms plus loft, 14x20 kit opens to fam rm, partially finished full bsmt. MLS ID 08220025 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

DeKalb $259,000 725 Sunglow Ct. Over 2600 sq ft home on quiet cul-desac, 10x11 den/4th br, 2.5 baths, hardwood flr in 17x15 fam rm w/gas fpl. 11x12 4 season rm opens to brick paver patio w/firepit. MLS ID 08235764 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

DeKalb $209,900 1532 Farmstead Ln. Backing to pond, bank owned, for as little as 3% down! New carpet & paint thruout, 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 16x12 sun room, walkout bsmt. MLS ID 08228049 Sandy or Angela 630-553-9000

DeKalb $189,900 241 Thornbrook Rd. On 120x242 lot near NIU & on the river! 2,100+ sq ft, hardwood in 3 of the 4br, liv w/fpl. Rehabbed kit & main flr baths, 18x15 fam rm, fin bsmt w/ rec rm & 3rd full bath. MLS ID 07978766 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

DeKalb $187,000 763 Kensington Blvd. Over 1800 sq ft home in Kensington Pointe! Hardwood flr from great rm w/gas fpl thru to kitchen & dining area, main flr laundry, full fin bsmt plumbed for ba. 2 car gar, fenced yard. MLS ID 08170287 Diane Hammon 815-756-2557

DeKalb $177,500 1238 N Omega Cir. Over 1900 sq ft home on 80x135 fenced lot backing to pond. Breakfast bar in 12x13 kit, liv & din rms, patio & pergola. Handicap accessible. MLS ID 08235667 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

DeKalb $155,000 210 Royal Dr. Approx. 1392 sq ft ranch in Hillcrest on 80x142 lot backs to school property. Updated 15x11 oak kit & hall bath, fin bsmt w/family rm fireplace & bar, 4th bedroom/office & laundry. MLS ID 08224820 Ronda Ball 815-756-2557

DeKalb $146,000 364 Manning Dr 364. Ranch condo on corner lot, 16x17 kit w/hardwood flr, main flr laundry, full fin bsmt w/12x38 fam rm, 3rd full bath & possible 3rd br. 2 car gar. MLS ID 08062154 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

DeKalb $89,900 915 N 13th St. Bank owned, for as little as 3% down! 4 bedroom 2 bath brick & cedar raised ranch, new carpet & paint, 2 car garage. MLS ID 08228068

DeKalb $89,900 909 Lewis St. Bank owned vintage home, as low as 3% down, new carpet, fresh paint, original woodwork, 3br, bsmt, 1 car gar. MLS ID 08157143

DeKalb $84,900 1820 N 1st St. Great starter on 70x133 lot w/private back yard, wood laminate flring in all 3br & 15x16 liv rm, updated kit, rec rm & half bath in bsmt. MLS ID 08159060

DeKalb $69,000 304 Sycamore Rd. Originally built as a 2 unit across from middle school, each apartment has 2br & appliances incl washer & dryer. Sep utilities, room for garage. MLS ID 08003762 Laura Boyer 815-756-2557

Genoa $239,900 1206 War Admiral Dr. New energy-efficient ranch just completed in Derby Estates! 1,905 sq ft, Andersen 200 series windows, maple cabinetry, stainless appliances, 3br, 2ba, fam rm fpl, bsmt. MLS ID 07935323 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

Genoa $234,900 31138 Daniels Dr. All brick, approx 2,000 sq ft, Brazilian cherry flooring thruout, 21x15 kit opens to 24x15 great rm w/fpl. Sauna off sun rm, fin bsmt has rec rm, 3rd bath & possible 4thbr. MLS ID 08081020 Sandra Pearson 815-784-4582

Genoa $79,900 126 Prairie St. Great starter! Upstairs has 12x14 bedroom plus loft, 2ndbr on main flr, 2 car gar, 50x150 lot. MLS ID 08227119

Maple Park $399,900 47W796 Beith Rd. Updated home on 5 acres (3+ acres farmed!) 1,722 sq ft, 3br, hardwood flrs, liv rm stone fpl. Sun rm, fin bsmt w/rec rm, 2 bonus rms & 4th full ba. 2 car attach & 30x40 detach garages. MLS ID 08169572 815-756-2557 Brenda Henke 815-756-2557

Maple Park $179,999 643 Walnut Ave. Minutes from I-88, Kaneland Schools, quick close possible, approx 2,600 sq ft, 3 big br incl 24x20 master w/bath & his & hers closets, 15x12 loft, 20x15 fam rm, 1st flr laundry, bsmt, brick paver patio. MLS ID 08052111 Faith Staudenbaur 630-896-3100

Marengo $239,000 6617 Paulson Dr. Bank owned home on 1.57 acres in Southridge, approx 3,300 sq ft, 4br incl 18x15 master w/ fpl, loft, hardwood flrs, 1st flr den, fam rm fpl, bsmt rec rm, inground pool. MLS ID 08208446 The Brunett Team 815-756-2557

Sycamore $179,900 630 Buckboard Ln. North Grove Crossings townhouse, 1,762 sq ft, 2br, loft, cherry hardwood flr in liv/din w/gas fpl & kit w/stainless appliances. Bsmt. MLS ID 08185716 Katie Morsch

Sycamore $139,900 491 E Elm St. Duplex townhouse w/2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood flr in din rm, skylight in 12x11 kitchen. Lookout basement, deck & patio in privacy fenced yard. MLS ID 08222679 815-756-2557 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

Malta $39,900 302 S Orput St. On 95x280 lot, 2 bedrooms on 1st flr & 20x16 master br up. Skylights in kit, 2 car garage MLS ID 08213515 Melissa Mobile

Sycamore $195,000 1749 Brock Cir. 3 bedroom 3 bath unit in Grandview Townhouses! 15x13 sunroom, sliding doors open to cement patio. Fully applianced 12x17 kitchen. Full basement. MLS ID 08218796 Nancy Watson 815-756-2557

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Melissa Mobile

630-553-9000 Sandra Ledesma

630-553-9000 Ronda Ball

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Hinckley $199,900 520 Christensen St. Approx 2250 sq ft cedar home w/3br, 2.5ba, 10x5 loft, partially finished full basement w/rec rm. MLS ID 08235669

815-756-2557 Melissa Mobile

Kingston $426,500 33133 Frank Lor Dr. Wooded 1+ acre, Brazillian cherry flrs, maple cabs, granite counters, 4 fpl & tray ceilings! 2,900+ sq ft, fin bsmt w/fam rm, rec, media & exercise rms, office, 4thbr & 4th bath. MLS ID 08013342 815-756-2557 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

Sycamore $215,000 153 Ashwood Dr. Approx 1,700 sq ft, 3br, 2.5ba, great rm w/fpl & cathedral ceiling, crown molding in din rm, stainless appliances, fin bsmt, extended deck, fenced back yard. MLS ID 08240148 Katie Morsch 815-756-2557

Sycamore $209,900 208 Brian St. In Landahl Subdv, 1,870 sq ft, vaulted liv rm & fam rm w/stone fpl, new ceramic flr in kit, 17x14 master suite, fin bsmt w/fam rm, recreation area, new wet bar, half bath & possible 4th & 5thbr. 18x20 deck, fenced back yard. MLS ID 08103346 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

Sycamore $89,900 815 Esther Ave. Approx 1000 sq ft home close to grade & high schools. Updated bath, 16x10 sun porch, cement patio in fully fenced backyard. MLS ID 08238111

Sycamore $65,000 1047 S Cross St. Great starter or investment on 40x150 lot, 2br, appliances, 2 car gar. MLS ID 08237303

Nancy Watson

Sycamore $85,000 1030 Wild St. Updated home on 50x135 lot, 3br, 20x10 liv rm w/hardwood flr, kit has new oak cabinets & stainless appliances, ceramic flr & coffered ceiling. Bsmt, fenced yard. MLS ID 08171744 815-756-2557 Julie Fabrizius 815-756-2557

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