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County leader suggests new zero-waste policies “I found I had almost no trash. There should be some kind of control on the waste we’re producing. … I think these ideas are wonderful and I support them completely.” Frank O’Barski D-DeKalb

By JEFF ENGELHARDT SYCAMORE – A zero-waste policy could be in the works for DeKalb County as a looming landfill expansion continues to be challenged. Ken Andersen, R-Sycamore, suggested multiple waste policies be discussed at the committee level during Wednesday’s DeKalb County Board meeting. Among his ideas were a zero-waste policy that would work toward no trash being disposed in a landfill, a zero-waste task force that would be comprised of board members, municipal leaders and residents and higher fees for landfill and garbage truck licensing. The suggestions likely would start with discussions at the planning and zoning committee level where it already gained support. Frank O’Barski, D-DeKalb and a new member of the board and planning and zoning committee, said progressive waste reduction policies work well. He cited his experience living in San Francisco, where each resident had three disposal bins including a green one for organic material, blue for recycling and black for trash. “I found I had almost no trash,” he said. “There should be some kind of control on the waste we’re producing. …

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Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy checks out one of the new bathrooms at 437 W. State St. during a Jan. 7 tour for city officials in Sycamore. The site of the old Fargo Motors building now is a mixed-use facility with high-end apartments, a project that relied on TIF district funds.

Special financing districts a growing trend in region By JEFF ENGELHARDT DeKALB – No Walmart. No Target. No preservation of historical sites such as the Sycamore train depot and DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre. Government officials throughout DeKalb County say that would be the reality without the use of tax increment financing districts. In 2012, more than $9.2 million in tax revenue was generated by TIF districts around DeKalb County, accounting for about 5 percent of the total tax dollars collected. That number is expected to grow next year with new districts starting in

Cortland and Maple Park this month and two more possibly coming to DeKalb. The TIF designation freezes property taxes collected by local governments at a base level for 23 years. As the property values increase in the district, all property tax revenue above the base level is diverted into a special fund that can be used for economic and public improvements. The mechanism has worked well in Sycamore, where two major projects were completed in 2012 with the assistance of tax increment funds. The city’s district, which generates about $60,000 a year, provided more than $100,000 to stabilize the his-

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torical train depot and $71,559 to demolish the old Fargo Motors building. The depot was renovated and occupied by the DeKalb County Community Foundation this year with the help of private donations. The site of the old Fargo Motors building now is a mixeduse facility with high-end apartments. Sycamore City Manager Brian Gregory said his city’s district, which is set to expire in 2023, has helped create a more welcoming and appealing downtown. “I think this TIF has been

Here’s how much each community received in 2012 through its TIF districts, according to DeKalb County Treasurer Mark Todd. • DeKalb: $8,531,246 • Malta: $358,309 • Kirkland: $275,633 • Sycamore: $59,697 • Waterman: $58,416

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Obama unveils $500 million gun plan President concedes there is a tough fight ahead By JULIE PACE

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From left to right: Hinna Zeejah, 8, Taejah Goode, 10, Julia Stokes, 11, and Grant Fritz, 8, who wrote letters to President Barack Obama about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., watch as the president signs executive orders Wednesday in at the White House in Washington.

WASHINGTON – Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America.

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The president’s sweeping, $500 million plan, coming one month after the school massacre in Connecticut, marks the most comprehensive effort to tighten gun laws in nearly two decades. But his proposals, most of which are opposed by the National Rifle Association, face a doubtful future in a divided Congress where Republicans control the House. Seeking to circumvent at least some opposition,

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Obama signed 23 executive actions Wednesday, including orders to make more federal data available for background checks and end a freeze on government research on gun violence. But he acknowledged that the steps he took on his own would have less impact than the broad measures requiring approval from Capitol Hill. “To make a real and lasting difference, Congress,

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Hinckley HEA: Morning unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Sandi at 815-2867191. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these women-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, at 815-895-4618. Courage, Attitude, Resources & Encouragement Support Group – CARE: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Health Care, 2727 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. CARE is for patients with cancer or other serious illness and for family members. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St., 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. La Leche League of DeKalb County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries store Community Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. All breast-feeding moms can share encouragement and support. Contact: Dawn, 815-517-1067; WebDeKalbIL.html. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. 4th St., DeKalb. For more information, email Mark Pietrowski Jr., Chair, at, call 815-762-2054 or visit www. Homework Help Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Neighbors’ House, Fifth and Pine streets, DeKalb. Free help for DeKalb 4th- to 12thgraders; or 815-787-0600. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. DeKalb County Marines Corps League, officers, detachment and auxiliary: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. For information, contact Peter May at sneakypete2@hotmail. com or 815-761-7732, or call 815756-6625. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Mothers and More Program Night: 7 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center Community Room, 12 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. All mothers are invited. To RSVP, email or visit www. DekalbCounty. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-5663580 for more information. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, 800-452-7990; Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990;

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Situations shape feelings about news I read an interesting story this week about the effect the sluggish economy is having on recent college graduates. The story said that although grads are experiencing trouble finding jobs, they have an easier time than job searchers with only a high school diploma. I read this story from my current perspective, as a college graduate seeking an additional degree. Then I remembered back to the time when I wasn’t sure if I would get my bachelor’s degree. I was one of those job-seekers with just a high school diploma. I read the story again. It felt different to me. I had actively framed the story from a different perspective, one I had once had. The information seemed to tell me something else. When I had read the story from the perspective of a college graduate, it made me feel hopeful and secure. When I read it again, pretending to be a high school graduate, it made me feel worried and defensive. As if I had made a bad decision. It is interesting the way information can make different people feel. In fact, much of the information presented by the media affects the public disparately. This is an especially common perceived trait in times when news consumers complain that the media promotes nothing but a gloomy outlook. Did you get a flu shot this season? As waves of reports indicate that

CAMPUS VIEW Lauren Stott this flu season is one of the worst the United States has seen in years, those of us who have gotten the shot are probably feeling confident. The same news story about the severe flu season that makes the vaccinated feel more confident probably is making those people who didn’t get the shot nervous and worried. The story is the same; it is just being read by people whose experiences and perspectives help them frame it differently. Journalists work hard to present news and information effectively to their audience. Local newspapers typically frame news from a geographic perspective, hoping to appeal to readers in a way that is useful for their coverage area. A liberal news organization will frame information in a way very different from the way a conservative outlet will. A story’s angle as determined by the news outlet can make it more interesting, useful and valuable to a reader. But regardless of how stories are carefully framed by the media, readers also frame the stories using their opinions or experiences. The story I read about joblessness

rates of recent college graduates was in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Although many people reading it probably have college degrees, their experiences can change their perspective, also. Someone with a college degree who is employed probably feels satisfied with his choice to go to college. Another reader, who has a degree but no job, might be feeling remorseful or resentful about the state of his career. It is important for readers to recognize not just how a story makes them feel, but why it makes them feel that way. Is there more to be learned about themselves or about the subject? Not only can we recognize our feelings toward information, we can use our attitudes proactively as a catalyst for positive change. Don’t like your chances of getting to spring flu-free? Get the vaccine. Concerned that your educational status isn’t helping with your job search? Research college options, or look at alternative ways of improving your employment outlook. Don’t let what is typically perceived as bad news continue to be a negative. Instead, trade it for a positive change.

• Lauren Stott is a Maple Park native and a graduate student at Northern Illinois University in the master of public administration program. She can be reached at lauren_stott@yahoo. com.


Will torture scenes hurt ‘ZDT’ Oscar chances? By CHRISTY LEMIRE The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – A few weeks ago, “Zero Dark Thirty” seemed well on its way to capturing the Academy Award for best picture. It was winning early critic awards and gaining the kind of momentum a movie needs to win Hollywood’s biggest prize. Much was made about the authenticity of the film by director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who used insider access to tell the sweeping, meticulously detailed story of the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. Then last week, “Zero Dark Thirty” won five Academy Award nominations, including for best picture, and this past weekend, it was No. 1 at the domestic box office with a gross of nearly $25 million. Yet what may be the film’s biggest challenge in the pursuit of Oscar glory is playing out from Hollywood to Washington as debate mounts over the film’s accuracy in its depiction of torture and whether the movie itself endorses the use of torture. Lawmakers are also investigating whether the CIA gave Bigelow and Boal false information as to whether enhanced interrogation tactics led directly to the 2011 capture and killing of the al-

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Jessica Chastain plays a member of the elite team of spies and military operatives stationed in a covert base overseas who secretly devoted themselves to finding Osama bin Laden in Columbia Pictures’ new thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty.” Qaida leader in Pakistan. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed to nominate Bigelow for director, and on Sunday night, “Zero Dark Thirty” received only one Golden Globe Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – for best actress Jessica Chastain’s portrayal of a driven CIA operative. Could congressional scrutiny over such an emotionally charged issue as

torture be affecting “Zero Dark Thirty’s” awards momentum? Will the bicoastal backlash ultimately prevent the film from winning the best picture award when the Oscars are presented on Feb. 24? At least one member of the motion picture academy, David Clennon, has said he will not vote for “Zero Dark Thirty” in any category because of the way it depicts torture.

Conrad Bain of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ dies at 89 By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young AfricanAmerican brothers in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died. Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., according to his daughter, Jennifer Bain. He was 89. The show that made him famous debuted on NBC in 1978, an era when television comedies tackled relevant social issues. “Diff’rent Strokes” touched on serious themes but was known better as a family comedy that drew most of its laughs from its standout child actor, Gary Coleman. Bain played wealthy Manhattan widower Philip Drummond, who prom-

ised his dying housekeeper he would raise her sons, played by Coleman and Todd Bridges. Race and class relations became topics on the show as much as the typical trials of growing up. Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became an immediate star, and Bain, with his long training as a theater actor, proved an ideal straight man. The series Conrad Bain lasted six seasons on NBC and two on ABC. In the show’s heyday, Bain didn’t mind being overshadowed by the focus on the show’s children. He praised Coleman and Bridges as natural talents without egos. But “Diff’rent Strokes” is remembered mostly for its child stars’ adult

troubles. Coleman, who died in 2010, had financial and legal problems in addition to continuing ill health from the kidney disease that stunted his growth and required transplants. Bridges and Dana Plato, who played Bain’s teenage daughter, both had arrest records and drug problems, and Plato died of an overdose in 1999 at age 34. Bain said in interviews later that he struggled to talk about his TV children’s troubled lives because of his love for them. After Bridges started to put his drug troubles behind him in the early 1990s, he told Jet magazine that Bain had become like a real father to him. Bain went directly into “Diff’rent Strokes” from another comedy, “Maude,” which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1978.

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Talks move ahead on pool, Kiwanis Park purchase By DAVID THOMAS

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Earl Sullivan, co-owner of Sullivan’s Tavern, puts prices on bottles Wednesday while stocking the liquor shelves in the DeKalb establishment, which is a bar, restaurant and liquor store. The business is one of three that would get an exception from new liquor code rules under a proposal given preliminary approval Monday by the DeKalb City Council.

DeKalb moves toward a simpler liquor code By DAVID THOMAS

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council gave the first nod Monday evening to a proposal that would overhaul the city’s liquor code. Under the new code, it will be at the mayor’s discretion – as the liquor commissioner – whether a liquor commission will be appointed. Mayor Kris Povlsen described this as being a compromise between city officials who could not agree on whether the liquor commission should exist. The commission could exist if the mayor determines it is needed. “The value they had was a very viable one and a very important one,” Povlsen said. “But I think because of the changes in the code and where the liquor industry is going now, I think the need has changed. Commissions kind of come and go, and this is one that doesn’t need to meet on a regular basis.” The liquor commission reviews liquor license applications. Its recommendations are forwarded to the mayor, who decides whether to grant, renew or deny a liquor license or permit. It also gives recommendations during disciplinary hearings. Under the proposed code, the mayor would retain those powers. An establishment would have the right to a public hearing, and could petition the State Liquor Control Commission or the courts for an appeal. “In the past, the role of the liquor commission was because we had such a complicated system, it was nice to have a liquor commission to come in and look at what establishment fits what code under what license,” Povlsen said. “Now that we’ve made this a whole lot more stream-

“In the past, the role of the liquor commission was because we had such a complicated system, it was nice to have a liquor commission to come in and look at what establishment fits what code under what license.” Mayor Kris Povlsen lined ... the role of the liquor commission ... is a superfluous commission.” The city’s current code has 21 classifications of liquor licenses; the proposal, spearheaded by City Attorney Dean Frieders, would chop that to eight classifications. City officials and some business owners have spoken on how a simplified code would help everyone. Frieders has previously described how the current liquor code is confusing and outdated. In the past, city officials have referenced rules that didn’t actually exist (such as how alcohol can only be served outside in fenced areas next to the building) or may have given liquor licenses to the wrong business. Each of the eight licenses would have its own set of rules that is dependent on use – how an establishment serves customers alcohol. “With each type of license, we list what kind of sales you can engage in,” Frieders said. “A bar license can be used for bar sales. Your restaurant area can be used for restaurant sales.” Frieders said an establishment can have a bar and a res-

taurant license, but they must be relegated to certain sections of the building with a clear physical delineation. “We want to know very clearly what’s a restaurant, and what’s a bar,” Frieders said, adding that it is necessary from an enforcement perspective. If the council gives the proposal the final OK, existing establishments will have six months to decide what kind of license fits them the best. But not every establishment might fit neatly into one of the eightclassifications.Aldermen on Monday quizzed Frieders about how places such as Twin Tavern & Discount Liquors, 1028 S. 4th St., and The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, could fit into the new code without significantly altering their business. The new liquor code recognizes three businesses as having “special status,” and thus operating under exceptions. Those businesses include Osco Drug, 1322 Sycamore Road, Sullivan’s Tavern, 722 E. Lincoln Highway, and Twin Tavern & Discount Liquors. In an interview, Frieders said he expected The House Cafe to be added to that list of exceptions. “I have met with the proprietors and we are working on an update to the ordinance to ensure they have a license,” Frieders said. This special status expires, however, with the termination of their licenses, the closing of the business, or if the owner sells the business. Frieders said liquor establishments always have had the opportunity to come before the council and air their grievances about the proposal. But he said the city staff is willing to meet any license holders who might have an issue with the overhaul.

DeKALB – Park district officials have begun planning when they will next talk about buying Kiwanis Park and replacing the Hopkins Park pool. Executive Director Cindy Capek said the board would begin discussing financial alternatives to acquiring Kiwanis Park from DeKalb School District 428. The school district originally intended to trade that land to ShoDeen Construction, but is now working with the park district to give them Kiwanis Park. Capek said those discussions would occur in the board’s executive session, which is closed to the public because they would be discussing sensitive financial information. Kiwanis Park is used primarily by youth soccer leagues. Capek previously said the park district would not seek a referendum to buy

SYCAMORE – A 23-year-old Aurora man accused of raping a Sugar Grove woman last year was in DeKalb County Jail on Wednesday. Timothy L. Shafer, of the 500 block of Benton Street in Aurora, was charged with eight counts of criminal sexual assault for allegedly forcing himself on a woman in Sandwich on Timothy L. Shafer Aug. 5, court records show. The charges are Class 1 felonies, which typically are punishable by up to 15 years in prison. His bail was set at $100,000 on Wednesday, when he also was appointed a public defender.

“I think our budget projections are good,” Capek said. “We’re looking at having positive fund balances and we’ve had conservative spending in many areas.” Capek said there was a slight increase in the district’s costs and insurance, but the budget picture looks healthy. Bill Ryder, the park district’s athletic director, gave the board an idea of how the park district’s different sports facilities are faring. With the exception of girls fast-pitch softball and co-ed softball teams, the number of people using the park district’s baseball fields has been dropping for the past few years. Ryder said the benefits of hosting tournaments for sports like girls fast-pitch softball are limited. “We could look at hosting tournaments,” Ryder said. “Again, it’s not going to be as big of a money maker because we’re not running the leagues. But it gives us exposure.”

17-year prison term given in stabbing of Genoa man By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI GENOA – A 52-year-old Elgin man who police said stabbed a man in Genoa was given a 17-year prison sentence. Rex A. Petty, of the 300 block of North Street in Elgin, pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to attempted home invasion, in exchange for prosecutors dropping a more serious charge of home invasion. He faced a prison sentence of between six and 30 years.

According to court records, Petty went into a home in the 900 block of Wilshire Drive in Genoa on Jan. 12, 2012, punched and kicked a man about the head and stabbed him in the stomach. Rex Petty Petty was convicted of attempted burglary in October 2007 and of attempted violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act in December 2006, court records

show. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 1990 attempted murder and to nine years in prison for a 1997 aggravated criminal sexual assault, prison records show. All of those cases were in Kane County. In the recent case, Petty was given credit for the 361 days he spent in DeKalb County Jail while the case was pending. He will have to serve three years of parole when finished with his prison term.


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the land. There are concrete dates set for replacing Hopkins Pool. On Jan. 10, the park district hired PHN Architects of Aurora to lead the $5 million project, which will rebuild the pool in its current spot. Park district officials hope to have the new pool open in 2015. Capek said the board will have two public meetings with PHN Architects in February. They will meet sometime the week of Feb. 4, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. “That’s when more refined plans [on the pool] will be available,” Capek said about the Feb. 28 meeting. She said the earlier meeting will be a workshop and will feature discussion on how to replace the pool. Thursday’s night meeting was a budget workshop for the board where the district’s department heads discussed their financial outlook as the park district heads into fiscal 2014.


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Hoadley takes office at FBI National Academy

DeKALB – DeKalb Deputy Police Chief Wes Hoadley recently became president of the Northern Illinois Division of the FBI National Academy Associates. He also was sworn in Jan. 9 as the second vice president of the State of Illinois FBI National Academy Associates in Bloomington, according to a news release. The professional academy is an administration course for law enforcement officials nationwide and abroad. Participants must be nominated and spend weeks taking college-level courses in Quantico, Va. Hoadley, who has been on DeKalb’s force for 22 years, graduated from the FBI National


St. Mary’s planning several open houses

SYCAMORE – St. Mary’s School will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27. Staff members will answer questions on curriculum, spiritual formation, tuition and enrollment, according to a news release. The school is located at 222 Waterman St., Sycamore. The school also will host two information nights. Information on the kindergarten program will be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the kindergarten room. Information on the preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the preschool classroom. For information, call the school at 815-895-5215 or visit

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CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is getting a $15 million low-interest loan to help replace aging drinking-water mains and pipes. Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Chicago will receive the loan from the state’s $1 billion Illinois Clean Water Initiative. That program helps local governments overhaul aging water and sewer plants and replace pipelines. Chicago will use the money to replace about seven miles of drinking water pipes, some of which are more than 100 years old.

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Matthew R. Smith, 18, of the 200 block of Sycamore Road in DeKalb, was arrested Monday, Jan. 14, on a failure-to-appear warrant alleging possession of alcohol by a minor. Arthur Quarto, 20, of the 1500 block of Timberwood Court in Sycamore, was charged Monday, Jan. 14, with possession of drug paraphernalia. David C. Jones, 55, of the 12000 block of Willow Lane in Genoa, was arrested Monday, Jan. 14, on a failure-to-appear warrant alleging driving under the influence of alcohol. Ashanti O. Jones, 21, of the 1200 block of Blackhawk Road in DeKalb, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 15, on a failure-toappear warrant alleging retail theft. Sean M. Johnson, 23, of the 900 block of Pappas Drive in DeKalb, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 15, on a failure-to-appear warrant alleging retail theft. Robert J. Whitley, 27, of the 1500 block of West Stonehenge Drive in Sycamore, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 16, with driving under the influence of alcohol. Beth M. Sustek, 25, of the 300 block of South Fourth Street in DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 16, with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Born: Aug. 24, 1930, in Oak Park, Ill. Died: Jan. 15, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill.

DeKALB – Marjorie L. Dumstorf, 82, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. Born Aug. 24, 1930, in Oak Park, she was the daughter of Lewis and Mildred (Schorik) Klier. Marjorie graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She first married William B. Goodrich and later her soulmate, Theodore Dumstorf. She lived in DeKalb for nine years, moving here from Johnson City, Tenn. She worked at the DeKalb Public Library for the past nine years, where she started Friends of the DeKalb Public Library back in 2002 and served as its vice president. The main fundraiser for Friends of the DeKalb Public Library is an annual book sale, of which she was the chief organizer. Marjorie loved the library and worked in all areas, including the adult circulation desk and children’s circulation desk as well






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Two people stand outside a damaged home Monday in Godfrey after an SUV that police said was driven by Jacob Fickle of Godfrey left the road and crashed through the front of the home, killing a 73-year-old man inside. Fickle was charged with failing to report an accident involving personal injury or death.

Man accused of fleeing fatal wreck The ASSOCIATED PRESS GODFREY – A man already awaiting trial for allegedly stealing air-conditioning units now faces charges that he fled after accidentally hitting a house with his SUV and killing a 73-year-old widower inside the home. Prosecutors in Madison County charged Jacob Fickle, 24, of Godfrey with failing to report an accident involving personal injury or death. Investigators say Fickle caused a disturbance Sunday at a Godfrey home and fled in a family member’s GMC

Yukon after authorities were called. That SUV then crashed into a nearby home, fatally pinning Marlin Bushnell under the wreckage. The driver then ran from the scene before being arrested a short time later outside a tavern. Jacob Fickle Authorities said Bushnell had no connection to Fickle. Fickle also was charged with two misdemeanor domestic battery counts in con-

nection with the original disturbance, as well as traffic citations for driving with a revoked license and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Fickle couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday. Court records don’t show whether Fickle has an attorney, and he doesn’t have a listed home telephone number. At the time of the wreck, Fickle faced a trial next month on 10 theft counts related to his alleged stealing of air conditioning units from homes and businesses throughout the area last year.

Bushnell’s 29-year-old daughter, Elaine Maxeiner, also of Godfrey, told the (Alton) Telegraph for a story Wednesday that her father was a retiree and gun collector who worked as an Alton School District bus driver for about a decade, shuttling elementary and middle school students. “He was always doing stuff for kids; the kids on his bus, he thought of as his own,” she said of her father, who was widowed in 2007. “Kids would just go up to him and sit on his lap. He had that ‘Grandpa’ kind of thing.”

Ill. Dems: Limit guns in state, Chicago By JOHN O’CONNOR

lame-duck session. “We have a responsibility to push ahead without waiting to see if maybe the feds will do something before the next millennium,” said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie. The Chicago Democrat was the chief co-sponsor of a

proposed House ban that was abandoned last week without a vote. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to propose an ordinance today to stiffen penalties for violating the city’s assault-weapons ban and for failing to report a lost or stolen gun to authorities.

On Monday, Emanuel ordered a review of the city’s employee-retirement funds to determine whether they include investments in gun manufacturers; if they do, he wants that money pulled out. Pension funds covering public school teachers have come under extra scrutiny since a gunman killed 26 people – including 20 young children – last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund board will vote today on whether to end investments with two gun-makers, according to investments director Carmen Heredia-Lopez. California’s teacher-retirement system took similar action last week. The Chicago fund’s $9.5 billion portfolio includes investments of $146,000 in manufacturers Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., Heredia-Lopez said.


and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 2006; two sons, Todd William Yopst in 2009 and Thomas Bradley Yopst in 2011; two brothers, Jack and Sonny; and a sister, Donna Hanson. The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Malta Congregational Church officiating. Cremation will follow. The visitation will be from noon to 1:30

p.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Norene Yopst Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats said Wednesday they won’t wait for Congress to act on gun-control legislation and planned to press ahead with a statewide ban on assault weapons and tighter firearms restrictions in Chicago in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre. Legislation already has been filed in the state Senate that would restrict semiautomatic assault rifles and rapid ammunition feeders, despite failed attempts at such measures in the final days of the last General Assembly’s session earlier this month. They know they’re in for a struggle. Hundreds of people sought to testify against the restrictions, which were approved by a committee but never reached the Senate floor during the recently concluded

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as a lot of behind-the-scenes work. She was loved by all patrons that frequented the library. Survivors include two daughters, Courtney (Ray) Weber of Cortland and Kimberley (Robert) Wylie of Decatur, Texas; four grandchildren, Travis Hiland, Angela Hiland, Jodi Hiland and Jason Hiland; and three great-grandchildren, Evan Akers, Nolan Akers and Connor Burdick. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and father of her children, William; and her husband and soulmate, Ted. Affirmation of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home at 310 Oak St. in DeKalb with Pastor Stephen Persson officiating. Cremation has taken place at Finch Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115; 815-758-3841. To sign the online guest book, visit

Born: April 28, 1934, in Clinton, Iowa Died: Jan. 15, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Norene Yopst, 78, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Born April 28, 1934, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Marvin and Bernice (Beecher) Dierks, she married Thomas William Yopst on March 27, 1955, in Clinton. Norene was employed by Mascal Electric for more than 20 years and was formerly employed by Wurlitzer Piano Mfg. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in DeKalb. She loved her grandchildren and always attended their sporting events and activities. She is survived by her daughter, Terri (Phil) Edwards of St. Charles; her grandchildren, Matt and Brad Edwards and Christie and Vicki Yopst; a daughter-in-law, Barb Yopst of Sycamore; a brother, James (Dahlia) Dierks; two sisters, Jean Smith and Susie (Larry) Judd, both of Clinton; and several nieces



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Second presidential terms are loaded with setbacks

Obama vows to steer cautiously By TOM RAUM

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WASHINGTON – Second presidential terms are never easy – even for George Washington. More often, they’re fraught with peril, frequently marred by scandal, failure, hubris, and burnout, and souring relations with Congress. President Barack Obama acknowledges the dangers of overreach but vows to steer cautiously. The odds are against him. He’s the 20th U.S. president to serve all or parts of two terms. Most of the others have encountered setbacks and frustrations. He’s also the third in a row to win a second four-year term. Both predecessors stumbled. President Bill Clinton President was impeached Barack by the House Obama over lying about an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, although the Senate declined to remove him from office. President George W. Bush failed to get a big Social Security overhaul through Congress and was slammed for his handling of Hurricane Katrina and growing voter anxiety over the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. From Inauguration Day, a second term president’s influence and power begin to ebb. “It’s called fatigue, people burn out. Typically, the top people are recruited for the first term. For the second term, you kind of go to the bench,” said Ross Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University. “It’s a little less illustrious than the starting lineup. You’re going to get more people perhaps a

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President George W. Bush speaks about the auto industry in 2008 in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. little less sure-footed. That’s putting it, perhaps, mildly.” There’s something of a political Continental Divide with second terms. At some point everybody’s attention starts flowing in the other direction as those in both parties start shifting their focus to the next election. Also, Obama sets out against a backdrop of looming new fiscal showdowns that will come to a head in March – another battle over the debt limit, mandatory spending cuts postponed from January and the expiration of spending authority for the entire government. And some of his top secondterm goals such as immigration and tax-code overhaul, gun control and climatechange legislation come as grim budget realities cast a long shadow over what he can accomplish. History is littered with troubled second terms. Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace. Ronald Reagan’s second term was marred by the Iran-Contra guns-for-hostages scandal. Even George Washington, the nation’s revered first president, had an ugly second term. His backing of the Jay Treaty expanding trade ties with Revolutionary War foe Britain divided the nation. Many leaders – including fu-

ture president Thomas Jefferson – challenged Washington. Jefferson called the treaty a “monument of folly.” Angry crowds gathered outside Washington’s house and talk simmered of impeachment. Franklin D. Roosevelt was able to win four terms but had a tumultuous second one despite a 1936 re-election landslide. His effort to expand and pack the Supreme Court with ideological allies was soundly rebuffed by Congress. And Democrats suffered mightily in the 1938 midterms. Since Roosevelt’s day, presidents have been constitutionally limited to two terms. The downside for victorious incumbents: being unable to run again limits a secondterm president’s clout, lessening the ability to reward allies or thwart political foes and hastening lame-duck status. But second terms don’t have to be failures – and Obama won’t necessarily succumb. William Galston, a domestic policy adviser in the second Clinton administration, said the notion of a secondterm jinx or curse is an oversimplification because “a lot of presidents have trouble in their first terms” and don’t get re-elected. And secondterm achievements – such as Clinton’s – need to be weighed along with setbacks, he said.

Fire Chief Pete Polarek and John sauter, the city’s director of building and engineering, walk down the stairwell Jan. 7 at 437 W. state st. during a tour for sycamore city officials.

DeKalb reshaped city with 2 major districts that bring in more than $8.5 million a year • TIFs

Continued from page A1 very successful and accomplished a lot of the goals we set out,” he said. “Based on the success ... another TIF would be one option to look at with redevelopment projects.” While Sycamore accomplished two major projects in 2012 with a small district, DeKalb has reshaped the city with two major districts that bring in more than $8.5 million per year combined. DeKalb’s districts helped revitalize Sycamore Road with the additions of Target, Walmart and major shopping corridors. Improvements to downtown, historical elements and infrastructure also were possible because of those funds, DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki said. One criticism of the strategy is the short-term limits on tax revenue other taxing

bodies such as school and park districts receive. But Biernacki said the increment – the extra revenue collected over the base amount – not only can go to improve schools, but the addition of businesses such as Target help bolster tax rolls and create more revenue for all entities. “We’re blessed to have the working relationship we do with the taxing districts,” Biernacki said. “We work to make that longer term more short-term by ending TIF districts in less than 23 years.” The financial tool can be especially helpful to small communities such as Kirkland, which has a population of 1,744. Kirkland Village President Les Bellah said his village’s district, which generates about $275,000 annually, is the only way Kirkland has enough money to make improvements. Bellah said that since 1995, tax-increment money

has gone toward resurfacing all of Route 72, purchasing street lights, widening sidewalks, improving sewer lines and assisting parks and schools with projects. The district encompasses about a third of the village, he said. “It’s one of the best tools for economic development,” he said. “I would love to see another TIF district taken on.” Cortland is hoping its venture into tax increment financing will yield similar successes to its Sycamore and DeKalb neighbors. Cortland Administrator Walter Magdziarz said the new district encompasses about a quarter of the town and will focus on rehabbing older neighborhoods and enticing business and industry. “Cortland is not a home rule community, so there is not a whole lot of economic incentive we can give,” he said. “A TIF district is about our only tool.”

Andersen suggests giving public more opportunities to voice their opinions • TRAsH

Continued from page A1 I think these ideas are wonderful and I support them completely.” Andersen said he has heard multiple suggestions from residents to pursue a zerowaste policy, but it would be up to the potential task force to draft guidelines and procedures of the policy. He also said raising the fees on Waste Management should be considered. The county raised the annual renewal fee for the landfill from $50 to $250 last year, but state law allows for a maximum of $500. Andersen said the county should consider the maximum and applying

the $50 licensing fee for every garbage truck that disposes at the landfill. “In this day and age when we’re always looking for more revenue, perhaps this is a spot,” he said. “It’s not much, but it’s still a drop in the bucket.” Challengers of the landfill expansion have encouraged residents to reach out to board members and lobby for zero-waste policies, even if the expansion is eventually green-lighted. The landfill expansion is being challenged at the Illinois State Supreme Court and Cortland Township could seek an injunction on Waste Management if electors vote to pursue legal action. Another Andersen sug-

gestion would give the public more opportunities to voice their opinions when it comes to large capital projects such as the DeKalb County Jail expansion, which hinges on revenue from an expanded landfill. Andersen said any capital project more than $10 million should be subject to a public hearing. He said residents have denied multiple referendums for a jail expansion and those same residents should be allowed to voice their opinion when it comes to the proposed $27 million jail expansion or other large projects. “I just think we need to hear more from the public,” he said. “We’re here to do the work of the citizens, not for anyone else, not for you or I.”

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to respond to the deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But Obama’s gun control proposals set him up for a tough political fight with Congress as he starts his second term, when he’ll need Republican support to meet three looming fiscal deadlines and pass comprehensive immigration reform. “I will put everything I’ve got into this, and so will Joe,” the president said. “But I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it.” Key congressional leaders were tepid in their response to the White House proposals. Republican House Speaker

John Boehner’s office signaled no urgency to act, with spokesman Michael Steel saying only that “House committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations. And if the Senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was committed to ensuring that the Senate will consider gun violence legislation “early this year.” But he did not endorse any of Obama’s specific proposals. The president vowed to use “whatever weight this office holds” to fight for his recommendations. He’s likely to travel around the country in the coming weeks to rally public support and could engage his still-active presidential campaign operation in the

effort. But he’ll have to overcome a well-financed counter-effort by the NRA. “This will be difficult,” Obama acknowledged. “There will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty – not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.” The president, speaking in front of an audience that included families of some of those killed in Newtown, said 900 Americans had lost their lives to gun violence in the four weeks since the school shootings. “We can’t put this off any longer,” Obama declared. “Every day we wait, the number will keep growing.”

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Armstrong is the latest to tarnish legacy

GOP has flawed view of health care costs

Congratulations! The cost of your health insurance is increasing. What? You don’t think that’s a reason for celebration? Good, you’re avoiding a mistake that’s far too common among economic analysts, especially Republicans. Academic studies and news media regularly report that in recent decades the middle class has been stagnating economically. Conservative and libertarian analysts often downplay these stories by saying that while wages for people in the middle of the economic spectrum may look flat, their total compensation has been rising steadily. Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute, trying to present a more optimistic economic picture, recently observed that “incomes among lower- and middleincome workers have been shifting from cash wages to noncash benefits such as health insurance and pensions.” Count those benefits, he added, and “inequality may not be growing at all.” A recent study reported that median household income had risen only 22 percent from 1979 to 2007. An article in National Review, the conservative magazine where I work, responded by noting that using a broader measure of income raised that number to 46 percent. That broader measure counted health benefits. Excluding such benefits when measuring inequality, writes Ron Haskins, a conservative scholar of social policy, “is roughly equivalent to estimating the size of a city by counting the names in the phone book, but ignoring all names that begin with ‘R,’ ‘S’ and ‘T.’ ” Conservatives are right that trends in

VIEWS Ramesh Ponnuru total compensation look better than trends in wages. But that’s not a reason for complacency. It’s a problem. What the numbers mean is that increases in health care costs have depressed wage growth, and sometimes kept wages from rising at all. If there’s a consensus among health economists about anything, it’s that employer-provided health benefits come out of wages. If health insurance were cheaper, people would be paid more and raises would be higher. If people decided to spend most or all of their pay increases on health care, that would be one thing. They don’t. Current policies elaborately disguise how much health coverage costs people. Because the federal government taxes wages but not health benefits, employers provide more of the latter and less of the former than they otherwise would. Most people have no idea how much money they have forgone in wages because of those benefits. They never see the money. Health benefits are, of course, valuable to people, and the increase in their cost over the last generation partly reflects that medicine can do more than in the past. It also reveals a lot of waste and inefficiency. The less people’s wages rise, the less they feel they’re getting ahead, regardless of what’s happening to their health premiums. During the middle of the last decade,

conservatives talked about “the Bush boom” and wondered why it wasn’t more widely appreciated. One reason: Wages were flat even as compensation rose. Because conservatives didn’t see the importance of cash wages, they misunderstood the politics of the economy. Flat or slowly rising wages have probably also reduced public support for reforms such as freeing trade and cutting corporate-tax rates. The research that conservatives cite doesn’t show that wage stagnation is nothing to worry about. It helps explain a troublesome trend. If you ignore the role of health costs in suppressing wage growth, you might be tempted to rely too much on other explanations, such as a technology slowdown or the decline of unions. The data also make clear that reducing health inflation would go a long way toward boosting wages. President Barack Obama’s health care law is supposed to bring costs down, although there is reason for skepticism. Conservatives have their own ideas, but Republican politicians haven’t done much to advance them, partly because they haven’t paid much attention to the link between health costs and wages. Conservatives shouldn’t say that the wage-stagnation problem is an illusion because health benefits have been rising. They should say, instead, that the problem is real and that surging health costs are a major cause. The American dream isn’t to pay higher health premiums.

• Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist and a senior editor at National Review.


Quinn’s idea of leadership is avoiding tough calls By SCOTT REEDER

Illinois Policy Institute SPRINGFIELD – We keep looking for leadership, and we keep ending up with politics. How else can we explain Gov. Pat Quinn’s desperate move in the waning hours of this month’s lame-duck session? He wanted the Illinois Legislature to delegate its power to a special commission that would make the difficult decisions regarding reforming the state pension systems. Silly me. I thought we elected lawmakers to make tough decisions. But apparently not everyone sees it that way. A House committee approved, and the governor endorsed, a plan to create the commission to deal with pensions. The eight-member board would have been composed of appointees from the head of each legislative caucus. Members of the commission would serve life appointments, and their decisions would be final as long as both chambers of the Legislature didn’t vote to overrule them. In other words, the Legislature could do nothing and let members of the commission take all the heat. Fortunately, the plan never came up

for a vote in the General Assembly. I guess we should be reassured by that. But it’s frightening that our governor would back a plan that would have stripped voters of their say. After all, voters can always boot a legislator from office during the next election, but there is no way for them to hold a group of unelected commissioners accountable. Quinn likes to mention that he was born on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. He fancies himself as an advocate for grass-roots democracy. And he has a track record of leading grass-roots causes – like a 1980s revolt against legislative pay raises. In 1985, he personally sued the state, arguing that a commission of unelected individuals that determines pay raises for lawmakers was unconstitutional. He lost the case, but his efforts were praiseworthy. But where was that Quinn this month? He used the case that he lost as a legal precedent for creating a new commission to deal with pensions. Has the man no shame? This unelected commission would have had the power to radically reshape one of the largest items in the state budget, and even would have had the power

to raise taxes on its own. The idea scared government employee unions, as well as free market policy groups. And it should have. After all, we have a republican form of government through which we elect our lawmakers. They are supposed to be accountable to the voters. To create a commission to make the “really tough decisions” with little to no oversight defies the democratic principles that this nation was founded upon. Imagine George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry sitting around the Continental Congress and saying, “Hey, this liberty thing is hard. Let’s just appoint an unelected, unaccountable monarch and have him make the tough decisions for us.” Oh wait. That’s what they were trying to get rid of. But that is exactly the approach Quinn took to address the pension question. At a time when Illinois needs leadership, it got something less. That’s disappointing.

• Scott Reeder is a veteran Statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. He can be reached at

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Cheating, sadly, has become commonplace in American society. Whether it’s to get ahead in school, the workplace or any other facet of life, too many Americans have embraced cheating as the easy way to stay ahead of the competition. In the sports world the past couple of decades, cheating largely has centered around the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The list of athletes whose legacies have been tarnished after it was revealed they took drugs such as steroids and HGH is a long one. For the record Barry Bonds. Roger Clemens. Marion Jones. There’s little doubt ArmShawne Merriman. Ben strong has done a world of Johnson. good in the cancer-fighting While it’s long been community. But that does suspected that seven-time not excuse his cheating Tour de France winner or the years he lied to Lance Armstrong was a the public about it, often part of that list, it became attacking the character of official this week. On those who accused him. Monday, Armstrong – far and away America’s most famous bicyclist – admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs. That interview will be broadcast in two parts starting tonight on the Oprah Winfrey Network. A former triathlete who began to focus exclusively on cycling in the early 1990s, Armstrong’s story is well-documented. In 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that also had spread to his brain and lungs. After a couple of surgeries and extensive chemotherapy, he beat the disease and resumed competing. During his record Tour de France run, he often was accused of doping but never failed a drug test. He was steadfast in his denials. As his successes mounted and his popularity grew, the cancer-support organization that Armstrong founded, Livestrong, exploded. Since 1997, it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. There’s little doubt Armstrong has done a world of good in the cancer-fighting community. But that does not excuse his cheating or the years he lied to the public about it, often attacking the character of those who accused him. Livestrong hopefully will live on. It has done too much good to be tainted by Armstrong’s lies. But Armstrong’s legacy is forever tarnished. He let millions of fans down, first by cheating, and then by consistently lying about it. We hope his story is a lesson for those who consider cheating to get ahead of the competition.


Obama statement raises whistle-blower concern

Last year, President Barack Obama signed a long overdue update to the Whistle Protection Act of 1989. It was an update U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa had been championing for more than a decade, and it codified a number of needed protections for federal workers who come forward with evidence of illegal behavior, waste, fraud and mismanagement. Grassley also highlighted the “more work” that still needs to done to ensure “whistle-blowers are covered under the law and given the protections they deserve.” One example of the “more work” Grassley mentioned came with the passing of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which the president signed Jan. 2. Some provisions in the wide-ranging legislation were designed to extend similar whistle-blower protections to defense contractors who expose waste and corruption. But the president surprised the legislation’s supporters by issuing a signing statement that could muddy the legislation’s effectiveness. In the statement, Obama wrote that the projections “could be interpreted in a manner that would interfere with my authority to manage and direct executive branch officials.” As such, he claimed the prerogative to ignore those protections if they conflicted with the president’s power to “supervise, control and correct employees’ communications with the Congress in cases where such communications would be unlawful or would reveal information that is properly privileged or otherwise confidential.” Some members of watchdog groups such as the Government Accountability Project and the Project on Government Oversight have been vocal in their concerns about the ambiguities and uncertainties that the statement adds to the legislation. The Obama administration’s poor record on whistle-blower protections – with the president’s signing of last year’s law being the huge exception – has members of the whistle-blowing community rightfully worried about how the president’s rhetoric will play out in his future actions.

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The Bears announced the hiring of Marc Trestman as head coach in a 4:07 a.m. news release. PAGE B2


Thursday, January 17, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



Huskies struggle in second half, fall to Zips By STEVE NITZ AP file photo

Armstrong: ‘People can decide’ the truth

Lance Armstrong said viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. “I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide,” he said in a text message to The Associated Press. Armstrong responded to a report in the New York Daily News, citing an unidentified source, that he was not contrite when he acknowledged during Monday’s taping with Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs. Although the first installment of a two-part interview doesn’t air until tomorrow night, there has been no shortage of opinions or advice on what Armstrong should say. Livestrong, the cancer charity Armstrong founded in 1997 and was forced to walk away from last year, said in a statement Wednesday it expected him to be “completely truthful and forthcoming.” A day earlier, World Anti-Doping Agency general director David Howman said nothing short of a confession under oath – “not talking to a talk-show host” – could prompt a reconsideration of Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sanctioned events. And Frankie Andreu, a former teammate that Armstrong turned on, said the disgraced cyclist had an obligation to tell all he knew and help clean up the sport. –Wire report

DeKALB – For one half of basketball, Northern Illinois was right with Akron. As the team’s headed into the locker room, the Huskies trailed the Zips, who came into the game tied for first in the Mid-American Conference East Division, by just one point. However, the second half was a different story. Instead of fighting off the Huskies in the final minutes, all Akron had to do was run out the clock and wait for time to expire in a 63-52 win. After shooting almost 50 percent in the first half, NIU (5-11, 0-3 MAC) shot just 31 percent in the second. Akron (12-4, 3-0 MAC), started to pull away with a 7-0 run at the outset of the sec-

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and much more – log on to ond half, a period in which NIU coach Kathi Bennett felt her team was hurt by its transition defense. Bennett was also impressed by the Zips’ depth. Akron had four players in double figures, led by Hanna Luburgh, who finished with a game-high 18 points. The Zips finished the contest shooting 50 percent (9-for-18) on three-pointers.

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Northern Illinois point guard Amanda Corral drives past Akron’s Hanna Luburgh during the first half Wednesday in Dekalb.

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DILEMMA Dancers’

Local teams might face choice of performing at dance state finals or for largest crowd of the year

8WHAT TO WATCH Men’s college basketball Northwestern at Illinois 7:15 p.m., BTN Michigan at Minnesota, 6 p.m., ESPN Florida at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Georgia Tech at Duke, 8 p.m., ESPN South Florida at Rutgers, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Pro basketball L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 7 p.m., TNT Miami at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m., TNT Tennis Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape), 1 p.m., ESPN2 Australian Open, third round, at Melbourne, Australia, 10 p.m., ESPN2 Australian Open, third round, at Melbourne, Australia, 2 a.m., ESPN2 Auto racing Dakar Rally, stage 12, Fiambala, Argentina to Copiapo, Chile (delayed tape), 1 a.m., NBCSN Golf PGA Tour, Humana Challenge, first round, at La Quinta, Calif., 2 p.m., TGC European PGA Tour, Abu Dhabi Championship, second round, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 3 a.m., TGC

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Sycamore junior Riley Sulaver practices with her fellow Spartanettes as they perform to Boyce Avenue’s cover of ‘Teenage Dream’ on Jan. 8.

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By ROSS JACOBSON SYCAMORE – Less than an hour before tip-off of the boys basketball game against Burlington Central last Friday, Sycamore’s competitive dance team is running through its halftime routine in the dance room. Typically the Spartanettes create a new dance number for each home game, but this week they’re performing their competition routine, a lyrical dance choreographed to a Boyce Avenue cover of Katy Perry’s hit song “Teenage Dream.” When the 15 girls walk out at halftime to perform, the usual nerves hit for senior Emily Karsten. “Out here, you’re dancing in front of people you know,” Karsten said. “It can be sometimes intimidating seeing your peers and members of the community.” The two-minute routine is well-

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to received by the crowd as coach Alyssa Pawola sits and watches from the front row. A mere 12 hours later, the Spartanettes board a bus headed for Fieldcrest High School in Minonk, a 100-mile trek to their final competition tune-up before the Illinois High School Association sectional finals this Saturday at the same location.

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Spartanettes’ Taylor kresge (center right) and teammates perform a dance routine to Boyce Avenue’s cover of ‘Teenage Dream.’


Boozer, Bulls prevail in overtime win By IAN HARRISON

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TORONTO – Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Bulls beat Toronto 107-105 in overtime on Wednesday night, their eighth victory in nine meetAP photo ings against the Raptors. Carlos Boozer had a Toronto Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan tries to block a pass from season-high 36 points and Bulls forward Carlos Boozer on Wednesday in Toronto.

12 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls. Deng scored 19 points and Richard Hamilton had 15 as the Bulls won their fourth straight road game. The Bulls have won nine of their past 11 away from home. Boozer’s double-double was his Eastern Conference leading 21st, and his 11th in

13 games against the Raptors. Alan Anderson fouled out with 27 points, matching his career-high, and Kyle Lowry had 26 as Toronto lost its third straight. DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and Ed Davis had 11 for the Raptors, who were playing the second game of a back-to-back. Toronto lost on Tuesday at Brooklyn.


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Girls basketball Little Ten Tournament at Serena Girls bowling Kaneland at IMSA, 4:15 p.m.


Girls basketball Kaneland at Sycamore, 7 p.m. G-K at Burlington Central, 7 p.m. Morris at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Little Ten Tournament at Serena


boys basketball Kaneland at LaSalle-Peru, 6:30 p.m. H-BR at Amboy, 6 p.m. DeKalb at Hononegah Invite, TBD Sycamore at Dixon, 6 p.m. Girls basketball LaSalle-Peru at Kaneland, 6 p.m. Wrestling Sycamore, DeKalb, Kaneland at NI Big 12 Conerence Tournament at Sycamore, 9 a.m. boys bowling DeKalb, Sycamore at IHSA DeKalb Sectional, 9 a.m. Girls bowling DeKalb at Guilford Tournament, 8:30 a.m. Sycamore at Minooka Invite, 9 a.m. (Channahon Lanes)


Manning new running back coach for NIU

Roy Manning is Northern Illinois’ new running backs coach. He replaces Mike Uremovich, who is now at N.C. State with former NIU head coach Dave Doeren. Manning, who played at Michigan from 2000-04 and spent three seasons in the NFL, was the University of Cincinnati’s running backs coach last season. He was a graduate assistant at Michigan in 2011, working with the Wolverines’ offensive line, and spent 2010 as a defensive assistant with the Bearcats. “To join a program like Northern Illinois that’s already established itself as a championship team is obviously important,” Manning said in a news release. “This team has won the MAC the last two years, so I’m excited to come on board and bring my energy and knowledge to the running backs room and to the offense. From seeing NIU games on TV, I can tell that this coaching staff has a lot of passion for what they do, and I’m a guy that brings that type of attitude every day. The opportunity to come to a top 25 program is a great fit for me and I couldn’t be more excited to get started.”

Cornerstone Christian holds basketball camp

Cornerstone Christian Academy’s varsity basketball team will be holding a three-week skills camp in late January and early February. The camp is open to 1st-5th graders and will touch on basic basketball skills of shooting, dribbling, passing and other fundamentals. The camp runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. The cost of the camp is $50 per child with proceeds benefiting the CCA varsity boys basketball program. Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their skills during games on Feb. 5. More information is available by contacting Julianna Ladas at or at 815-895-8522. Registration forms are available at the front office of Cornerstone or through email by contacting the email address above.

Aurora University to hold 4-day baseball camp

Aurora University will be holding a four-day pitching and catching baseball camp in late January and early February. Campers will develop an understanding of the skills of pitching and catching while also learning drills and exercises to help improve those skills. The camp will be directed by Shaun Neitzel and Lane Stahl and each camper will receive video analysis and a t-shirt. Two sessions will be held on each of the Sunday camp dates, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 17. The first session from noon to 1:30 p.m. will be for campers ages 8-12 years old. The second session from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. will be for campers ages 13-18 years old. The camp is $90 for the first child and $70 for each additional child in the family. The registration deadline is Jan. 18. For additional information, please call 630-844-6515 or email –Staff reports

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Bears’ Trestman anonymous no more by TOM MUSICK Imagine your next job interview going something like this: Boss: So, I see from your résumé that you have worked with a lot of different organizations. What’s the reason that you have bounced around so much? You: Well, I’ve been dismissed a lot. Boss: But they liked you in Canada? You: Yes, sir. Boss: Sounds good to me. Welcome aboard! OK, clearly I did not eavesdrop on any of the Bears’ interviews with Marc Trestman. The well-traveled Minnesota native became the 14th head coach in franchise history Wednesday as the Bears announced his hiring in a 4:07 a.m. news release. If it’s possible to throw a curveball in football, then this is it. At least, that’s what I thought until the Manti Te’o story broke about 12 hours later. Until recently, Trestman was about as familiar for most Bears fans as a hot dog covered in ketchup. He could have strolled down Michigan Avenue in a Bears visor while handing out playbooks, and police would have told him to get lost. Now, he’s the head coach of the most popular team in the city. Will Trestman prove to be a terrific hire or a colossal bust? It’s impossible to know. One thing is for certain: Bears general manager Phil Emery is not tentative. He fired nine-year coaching veteran Lovie Smith after a 10-6 season and bypassed more widely known candidates (Bruce Arians of the Indianapolis Colts, for example) to hire a head coach out of the Canadian Football League for the first time since 1982. Here’s hoping the new partnership works out well for all involved. Like Emery, Trestman is a grinderwhoworkedfordecades

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick without becoming a household name. He started his coaching career in 1981 as a volunteer assistant at the University of Miami and eventually ended up as the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. In between, Trestman worked for 17 years as an assistant coach in the NFL. Trestman called plays for the Cleveland Browns for one season in 1989, but they moved on without him. He served a two-year stint as offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers from 1995-96 before he was replaced again. After that came a three-year stint as offensive coordinator with Jake Plummer and the Arizona Cardinals (1998-2000), followed by two seasons in the same role with Rich Gannon and the Oakland Raiders (200203). Almost everywhere, Trestman’s offenses enjoyed success. So why did he end up in Canada? We should learn more about Trestman’s journey today when he is introduced at Halas Hall. Changing jobs is common in the NFL, but what’s more unusual is a team investing its Super Bowl hopes in a 57-yearold with no previous NFL head coaching experience and who has been out of the league since 2004. Today, I’m hoping to hear specifics from Trestman about his plans to repair a broken offense and to help Jay Cutler develop into a top-tier quarterback. In the meantime, Trestman’s track record offers reasons for optimism. Based on Trestman’s past stints in San Francisco and elsewhere, expect the Bears to install a version of the prostyle “West Coast” offense that includes plenty of passing and little (if any) read-option plays. Matt Forte could be used more as a receiver out of the back-

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Montreal alouettes head football coach Marc Trestman during a press conference in Montreal on Nov. 22, 2008. The Chicago bears have hired Trestman as their head coach. He replaces Lovie Smith, who was fired Dec. 31 after nine seasons. Trestman spent the past five seasons with the CFL’s Montreal alouettes and led them to two Grey Cup titles.

Trestman timeline Here’s a look at Marc Trestman’s coaching career: 1981-1982: University of Miami (FL) - Volunteer Assistant 1983-1984: University of Miami (FL) - Quarterbacks Coach 1985-1986: Minnesota Vikings – Running Backs Coach 1987: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Quarterbacks Coach 1988: Cleveland Browns - Quarterbacks Coach 1989: Cleveland Browns – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach 1990-1991: Minnesota Vikings - Quarterbacks Coach 1995: San Francisco 49ers – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach 1996: San Francisco 49ers – Offensive Coordinator 1997: Detroit Lions - Quarterbacks Coach 1998-2000: Arizona Cardinals – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach 2001: Oakland Raiders – Senior Assistant 2002-2003: Oakland Raiders – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach 2004: Miami Dolphins – Assistant Head Coach/Quarterbacks 2005-2006: North Carolina State – Offensive Coordinator 2008-2012: Head Coach – Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 2013: Head Coach – Chicago Bears

field. Cutler could roll out of the pocket with greater frequency. In terms of Mikes, the Bears’ new offense could resemble more Martz than Tice. Yet Trestman arrives with a much friendlier reputation than the “Mad Scientist” Martz, who stubbornly tried to jam his offensive scheme on the roster he inherited. Trestman is more likely to adapt his scheme to the strengths of his players while his reported offensive coordinator, ex-New

Orleans Saints assistant Aaron Kromer, works on improving an offensive line that long has been one of the worst in the NFL. Trestman’s tenure in relative obscurity ended Wednesday. The cameras start rolling today.

• Tom Musick covers Chicago professional sports for Shaw Media. Write to him at


Story of Te’o girlfriend’s death apparently a hoax by TOM COYNe

The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A story that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend had died of leukemia – a loss he said inspired him to help lead the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game – was dismissed by the university Wednesday as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Te’o told coaches on Dec. 26 that he had received a call while at an awards ceremony from the phone number of his late girlJack friend, Lennay Swarbrick Kekua. By Te’o’s own account, she was an “online” girlfriend. Swarbrick said they also talked by telephone. Swarbrick said that, based on a report from an investigative firm hired by the school, he believes Te’o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose death was then faked by the perpetrators of the hoax. “Nothing about what I have learned has shaken my faith in Manti Te’o one iota,” Swarbrick said at a news conference Wednesday night after reported in a lengthy story that it could find no record that Kekua ever existed. Te’o said in a statement: “This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. “To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone’s sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful

NFL DIvISIONaL ROUND Saturday Baltimore 38, Denver 35 (2OT) San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28


Central Division W L Pct 24 16 .600 22 15 .595 19 18 .514 14 24 .368 9 31 .225 atlantic Division W L Pct New York 24 13 .649 Brooklyn 23 16 .590 Boston 20 18 .526 Philadelphia 16 23 .410 Toronto 14 25 .359 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 24 12 .667 Atlanta 22 16 .579 Orlando 14 24 .368 Charlotte 9 29 .237 Washington 7 28 .200

Indiana bulls Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

Gb — ½ 3½ 9 15 Gb — 2 4½ 9 11 Gb — 3 11 16 16½


Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 30 11 .732 Memphis 24 13 .649 Houston 21 19 .525 Dallas 17 23 .425 New Orleans 13 26 .333 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 31 8 .795 Denver 24 17 .585 Portland 20 18 .526 Utah 21 19 .525 Minnesota 16 19 .457 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 30 9 .769 Golden State 23 13 .639 L.A. Lakers 17 21 .447 Sacramento 14 24 .368 Phoenix 13 27 .325

Gb — 4 8½ 12½ 16 Gb — 8 10½ 10½ 13 Gb — 5½ 12½ 15½ 17½

Tuesday's Results Indiana 103, Charlotte 76 New Orleans 111, Philadelphia 99 Brooklyn 113, Toronto 106 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 109 Denver 115, Portland 111, OT L.A. Lakers 104, Milwaukee 88 Wednesday's Results bulls 107, Toronto 105, OT Orlando 97, Indiana 86 Atlanta 109, Brooklyn 95 Dallas 105, Houston 100 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 97 New Orleans 90, Boston 78 San Antonio 103, Memphis 82 Cleveland at Portland (n) Washington at Sacramento (n) Miami at Golden State (n) Today's Games New York vs. Detroit at London, England, 3 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games bulls at Boston, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Denver, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.

Warriors’ Curry sprains ankle

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Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o walks off the field on Nov. 17, 2012 a following game against Wake Forest in South bend, Ind. a story that Te’o’s girlfriend had died of leukemia was dismissed by the university Wednesday as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker. and humiliating,” he said. “In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.” Swarbrick said investigators’ report indicated those behind the hoax were in contact with each other, discussing what they were doing. Deadspin reported that there was no record of Lennay Marie Kekua dying with the Social Security Administration, that a record search produced no obituary or funeral announcement. She supposedly attended Stanford but there is no mention of her death in the Stanford student newspaper. The website reported Stanford registrar’s office has no record that a Lennay Kekua ever enrolled. There is no record of her birth in the news. There are a few Twitter and Instagram accounts registered to Lennay Kekua, but the website reported photographs identified as Kekua online and in TV news reports are pictures from

the social-media accounts of a 22year-old California woman who is not named Lennay Kekua. The week before Notre Dame played Michigan State on Sept. 15, coach Brian Kelly told reporters that Te’o’s grandmother and a friend had died. Te’o didn’t miss the game. He said Kekua had told him not to miss a game if she died. Te’o turned in one of his best performances of the season in the 20-3 victory in East Lansing, and his playing through heartache became a prominent theme during the Irish’s undefeated regular season. Te’o’s statement also said: “It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother’s death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. “I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I

hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been.” The linebacker’s father, Brian Te’o, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press in early October that he and his wife had never met Kekua, saying they were hoping to meet her at the Wake Forest game in November. The father said he believed the relationship was just beginning to get serious when she died. Te’o went on the become a Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing second in the voting, and leading Notre Dame to its first appearance in the BCS championship. Te’o and the Irish lost the title game to Alabama, 42-14 on Jan. 7. He has graduated and was set to begin preparing for the NFL combine and draft at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this week. “Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life,” he said in his statement, “and I’m looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft.”

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry has injured his right ankle again. The Golden State Warriors point guard sat out Wednesday night against the Miami Heat after spraining his twice surgically repaired ankle during the team’s morning practice. Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Curry, who already had been nursing a sprained right knee, injured his ankle going for a loose ball. The team said X-rays on Curry’s ankle were negative. Jackson said the injury doesn’t appear serious and he doesn’t expect Curry to be sidelined long. Jarrett Jack started in Curry’s place. –Wire report

NHL ReGULaR SeaSON Saturday’s games blackhawks at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 6 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s games Philadelphia at Buffalo, 11:30 a.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. San Jose at Calgary, 6 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 8 p.m. blackhawks at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Monday’s games Winnipeg at Boston, noon Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, noon St. Louis at Nashville, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 6 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m.


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Insider Spartans will use time to prepare for playoffs The


By JAMes NOKes

A closer look at the prep wrestling scene

SPOTliGHT On ... Kyle AKinS Sycamore, junior A logical progression for Kyle Akins would be a state title. The Sycamore junior has a third- and fourth-place finish at the state tournament on his resume. Tournament season is the ideal time to get on the kind of run teammate Austin Culton rode to a state title last year. “Kyle is pound-for-pound one of the most talented wrestlers I’ve coached,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “He’s tough. He wrestles all year and goes to all the big tournaments in the off season. If he has a good state tournament he has the talent to win it.”


DeKalb, Kaneland and sycamore at the Northern Illinois Big 12 east Tournament at sycamore, saturday Anticipation yields to the arrival of the moment wrestlers have been waiting for all year. The patch of season between Christmas and New Year’s is a grind. All eyes are on upcoming conference, regional and sectional tournaments. “Guys have been champing at the bit,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “Now things get rolling. There’s a week after conference, then regionals, sectionals and state follow. It’s what guys have prepared for all year.” At the NI Big 12 Tournament everyone in the pound-for-pound rankings has a chance to claim a title. DeKalb junior Matt Macaras and Sycamore senior Austin Culton could face off for the 152pound title and a slew of other juicy match-ups should emerge.


1. Austin Culton (152) senior, Sycamore, 29-0 2. Jake Davis (195) senior, Sycamore, 28-1 3. Doug Johnson (138) senior, DeKalb, 30-1 4. Kyle Akins (113) junior, Sycamore, 27-1 5. Dan Goress (145) senior, Kaneland, 29-3 6. esai Ponce (132) senior, Kaneland, 24-3 7. Parker Stratton (106) freshman, DeKalb, 27-4 8. Zack Theis (285) senior, Kaneland, 21-4 9. Marty Malone (220) senior, Sycamore, 21-6 10. Connor Williams (120) senior, Kaneland 21-5

Spartans’ double play: Sycamore beat its most fierce rival and claimed the Northern illinois Big 12 East Conference title on the same night. The Spartans (14-3, 5-0) followed a 33-22 win against DeKalb last Thursday with a 1-2 weekend that featured a win against New Trier and losses to Hononegah and Illinoismatmen. com’s top-ranked Class 3A team Sandburg. “We did some good things last week,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “It’s always good to get a win against DeKalb. And we won conference at the same time. We’ve got some time now to work on things and get primed for the state playoffs.” Under pressure: DeKalb used the final week before the NI Big 12 Tournament to travel to a road dual against its crosstown rival and head to a triangular with Libertyville, Lyons and Conant. The Barbs (19-4, 3-2) went 2-2 against some of the stiffest competition they’ve faced all season. And that was fine with DeKalb coach Mike Pater. “It was a tough week with a lot of high-pressure matches,” Pater said. “We faced a lot of good competition that should get us ready for the conference tournament. We don’t train to

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DeKalb’s Brenden McGee (left) is controlled by sycamore’s Kyle Akins during the 113-pound match Jan. 10 in sycamore. Akins won with a technical fall. be the best at regular-season duals. We train to be our best at the end of the year. The guys are excited right now and focused on that.” Brad Green (20-11) had a 3-1 week and is on a roll headed

into the conference tournament. Green has wrestled at 138 all season. While he might be best suited at 132, senior state contender Doug Johnson is firmly entrenched in that spot of the Barbs’ lineup.

“Brad has handled the challenge well,” Pater said. “He’s been in tough matches with good kids but has never complained. He’s a total team player that has wrestled at whatever weight class he is needed.”

Losses can be ‘blessing in disguise’, learning experience A loss can allow creeping doubt to set in for a wrestler. The later in the year, the higher the stakes, the harder it can be to rebound from a loss. But unique situations exist where a wrestler can benefit from a loss if they handle the fallout the right way. Sycamore senior Jake Davis lost his first match of the season last week. But it was to a nationally ranked, Division I recruit. The kind of class wrestler from which lessons can be learned. “Jake lost to one of the top five wrestlers in the country,” said Sycamore coach Alex

VIeWs James nokes Nelson about the loss to Wisconsin bound Sandburg senior-182 pounder Ricky Robertson. “Jake knows what he’s got to go back and work on.” The type of loss might be the biggest factor. “The biggest problem is if you lose to someone you know you are better than with a bad performance,” Nelson said. “There you

are scratching your head questioning your ability. A loss can be a blessing in disguise.” After months of preparation, a loss at the right time can refocus a wrestler. And if it comes right before the post-season gets under way, there’s a unique opportunity for coaches to sell a wrestler on their actual record. “I won’t say there’s such a thing as a good loss because a loss is still a loss,” DeKalb coach Mike Pater said. “Everyone is 0-0 when the conference tournament season begins the season starts over.

“Anyone that spends as much time working at something as our wrestlers do trying to get better in the weight room, mat room and video room it’s not easy to handle a loss. But, you need to use the right mental approach and solve the problem rather than pout or make excuses.” With the conference tournament set for this week, there’s no time to pout for any wrestler.

James Nokes is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at sports@

Placing top six at sectional means qualifying for state finals for DeKalb, Sycamore • DANCe Continued from page B1

“For games we get nervous whether the crowd will like our dance,” senior Alison Buick said. “At competitions it’s more of ‘Are our technical elements going to be well-received by the judges?’” So is the life for high school competitive dance teams, balancing an unusual schedule that includes both official dance competitions against other teams and public performances for their towns. Never has it been more difficult to manage than this season, the first under the IHSA label. If either DeKalb or Sycamore places in the top six at Saturday’s 14-team sectional, they will qualify for the IHSA state finals in Bloomington on Jan. 25. But the preliminary round of the inaugural competitive dance state finals falls on the same date as the schools’ annual rivalry basketball games held at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. It’s a chance to perform in front of the largest crowd of the year at the biggest event of the winter season. Timing may allow the teams to do both, but there’s also the possibility the two events would conflict. “If that doesn’t work out we’re going to have a tough decision to make,” Pawola said. “I think we would look toward the whole team to kind of look at what everything means to us and weigh our options. We’re hoping we don’t have to.”

IHsA votes competive dance official sport, allows for state chamionships Karsten heard the good news sometime over the summer: For the first time, the

IHSA voted to make competitive dance an official sport. With it came the opportunity for official state championships under the same umbrella organization that hosts postseason events for all of Illinois’ mainstream sports. Before this year, competitions were sponsored by TeamDance Illinois or the Illinois Dance Team Association. The two organizations still put on events, but Sycamore decided to compete in only IHSA competitions, hoping to become more familiar with the new standards and procedures. Among the major changes is the way feedback is given to teams during in-season competitions. Teams used to receive recorded verbal notes synced with their music, but now IHSA judges give only a paragraph of written text. “There’s a lot of similarities, but understanding and trying to pick up on what the judges are looking for in each of their rubrics is new,” Pawola said. Yet for Karsten, the IHSA label means more than finally having an official state competition. “People in the community that don’t really know a lot about the team, now if they hear that it’s endorsed by IHSA, it definitely puts a higher standard to it and it also gives people an understanding that we are finally a sport,” Karsten said. “Now that we are [IHSA] I think it helps a lot with people appreciating our efforts.”

routines always changing for spartanettes After Sycamore finished second out of eight teams last Saturday, the Spartanettes were back in the dance room at practice on Monday. For the first hour the team drills its competition routine,

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sycamore senior Alaina stein stretches out at the start of practice for the spartanettes on Jan. 8. making final adjustments based on Saturday’s feedback from the judges. Much like a coach’s playbook, their main routine is not static. It has consistently been tweaked since it was created at the beginning of the winter season. But unlike most other sports, the responsibility for changes often falls to Karsten and Buick, the team’s senior co-captains. In addition to their dance roles, Karsten and Buick are charged with creating new routines almost each week for Sycamore’s home basketball games. The competition routine showcased last weekend has been in the works since November. “The three of us got together, broke it down, wrote some stuff out and we did it piece-bypiece,” Pawola said. “Alison and Emily...they’ve done a lot of edits to the choreography as we’ve gone on and they’ve done some really awesome stuff.” Even with the sectional finals less than a week away, the Spartanettes turn their atten-

sycamore senior emily Karsten stretches out with teammates at practice. tion away from the competition routine for the second hour of Monday’s practice. The seniors recently finished the choreography for the routine they plan to perform at the DeKalb-Sycamore game and start to teach it to the rest of the team for the first time. For almost every other sport, it’d be a no-brainer. A shot at an IHSA state champi-

onship is always the top goal, the only goal. But it’s easy to see how Sycamore and DeKalb are in a difficult spot, potentially having to prioritize between the two biggest events of the year. It highlights the complexity of what their team members seek to gain from the sport. “We care about both just as much as the other,” Pawola

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said. “It’s great to be able to compete for ourselves, but we’re performers and we like performing for a crowd, and a crowd of people we know and care about. “[In] competition we get that rush of being able to push ourselves and work towards higher things, and then at games it’s fun and that in itself pushes you.”


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Offutt, Ohio run past NIU The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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ATHENS, Ohio – Walter Offutt scored 19 points and Ohio used a 20-2 run in the first half to defeat Northern Illinois 81-63 in a Mid-American Conference game Wednesday night. Reggie Keely chipped in 12 points for the Bobcats (12-5, 3-0), who are 11-1 at home. Abdel Nader scored 17 points for Northern Illinois (3-12, 1-2), Keith Gray had 14 and J.J. Cravatta and Darrell Bowie had 10 each. Northern Illinois led 10-9 on Daveon Balls’ jumper with 13:57

left, but Ohio’s run gave it a 2912 advantage, capped by Ivo Baltic’s dunk with 5:35 remaining. Stevie Taylor scored all eight of his points during the run. The Bobcats led 45-18 at the break, shooting 68 percent from the field (17 of 25) and 63.6 percent from beyond the arc (7 of 11). Ohio had assists on 16 of its baskets compared to two for Northern Illinois.

Miami (Ohio) 63, Bowling Green 60: At Miami, Ohio, Will Felder

hit a go-ahead jumper with 2 minutes left and Miami (Ohio) dropped Bowling Green to 0-6 on the road this year.

Akron 71, Ball State 64: At Akron, Ohio, Nick Harney scored 15 points to help Akron win its eighth straight, beating Ball State in a Mid-American Conference game.

Kent State 80, Buffalo 68:

At Buffalo, N.Y., Randal Holt scored 27 points, Chris Evans added 25 points and 14 rebounds as Kent State pulled away late.

Western Michigan 79, Toledo

56: At Kalamazoo, Mich., Shayne Whittington scored 12 points and pulled down 13 rebounds Wednesday night, helping Western Michigan build a big lead and cruise to a victory over Toledo.

(Left to right): Marc Dubrick (DeKalb), Matt Allen (DeKalb), Josh Page (Sycamore), Colin Martin (DeKalb), Patrick Martin (DeKalb).


DeKalb-Sycamore boys swim beats Fenton By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF

The DeKalb-Sycamore coop boys swim team came away with a dominating victory over Fenton, 139-25, on senior night. “Just the fact that this was senior night and we came up with such a big win was the cherry on top of a great season,” coach Leah Eames said. “The seniors had that little extra bit of fire, motivation and energy.” Marc Dubrick won the 200yard freestyle and 500 free while Daniel Hein took first

in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Ryan Schultz was also a double-winner, placing first in the 100 free and 100 backstroke. Austin Bockman won the 50 free while Jacob Bjork took first in the 100 butterfly. The co-op swept all three relays as well. Dubrick, Schultz, Hein and Josh Page combined to win the 200 medley relay while Dylan Powers, Holden Mackey, Bjork and Page took first in the 200 free relay. Mackey Matt Marchewka, Schultz and Hein also took first in the

400 free. DeKalb is now 10-0 in dual meets with one remaining next week.


Barbs fall to Marengo: DeKalb lost its final regular-season match to Marengo by a mere 21 pins, 3,429-3,408. The Barbs were led by Ranzy Collins, who bowled a 655 series, including games of 238 and 244. Seth Pinne also had a 611 series with a single-game high score of 225. Sean Zarek had the Barbs’ high game with a 256.

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Northern Illinois’ Jenna Thorp puts up a shot during the first half Wednesday in DeKalb.

Corral leads Huskies again with 13 • HUSKIES Continued from page B1 “You can’t give up rhythm shots to great shooters. You’ve got to take them off rhythm. And we did not do that, and that’s something that they hurt us with,” Bennett said. “The transition defense and just, hands down, not throwing them off rhythm is what hurt us.” Amanda Corral, NIU’s leading scorer entering the game, led the Huskies with 13 points. Natecia Augusta and Satavia Taylor each had nine. Corral had 11 points in the first half and started 3 of 3 from three-point range, but Akron limited her scoring in the second. “They ended up switching on screens and jumping out, trying to deny that pass,” Corral said. “When, if I got open they would just switch it right away.” While NIU is still winless in conference play, with the Huskies’ next MAC game coming Saturday at Western Michigan, Bennett felt like if her team performed like it did against Akron in its previous two league games, her group would already have two victories. Against the firstplace Zips, it just wasn’t enough. “I hate to say it but it’s the truth. If we would have played like we did tonight against Ball State or Buffalo, it wouldn’t have been close,” she said. “It wouldn’t have been close.” That being said, Bennett still feels like there’s positives with her team, and the potential to win in the MAC. “You’ve got to bring it every game. Every game. We’ve got to understand what it takes to win,” she said. “You’ve got to finish stuff. We don’t finish a lot. You’ve got to finish games, finish shots. Finish defensive possessions with a hand up. We’ve got to learn how to finish.”

“I hate to say it but it’s the truth. If we would have played like we did tonight against Ball State or Buffalo, it wouldn’t have been close. It wouldn’t have been close.” Kathi Bennett

NIU women’s basketball coach

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Features editor Inger Koch •

2013 at the movies

Hollywood sticks to tried and true in this year’s lineup



time to time, he disappears. He says, ‘Right, I’ve got some important things to do. I’ll meet you up at so-and-so,’” Jackson said. “Tolkien wrote a lot of, like, story outlines for what was happening to Gandalf during that time, and it was all ‘Lord of the Rings’ stuff. ... We’ve been weaving that material into ‘The Hobbit,’ so this is ‘The Hobbit’ expanded, using Tolkien’s own text to do so.” Here’s a look at other 2013 movie highlights:

t’s not really news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back this year. Everybody else in Hollywood is, too, so why not the former California governor? Schwarzenegger’s back with this month’s action tale “The Last Stand,” while fellow aging action star Bruce Willis returns in February’s “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment in his “Die Hard” series. WINTER AND SPRING Superheroes return throughout the This used to be the dead zone, when year with “Iron Man 3,” “The Wolverstudios dumped stinkers into theaters ine,” “Thor: The Dark World” and a new and counted the days until summer take on Superman with “Man of Steel.” blockbuster season. Yet recently, the Animated pals revisit with follow-ups to first few months of the year have yielded “Despicable Me,” “Cloudy with a Chance big hits, including “The Hunger Games” of Meatballs,” “The Smurfs,” and “Monand “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” sters, Inc.” Horror is resurlast March. Inside rected with fresh stabs at In “The Last Stand,” “Carrie” and “The Evil Dead.” Highlights of Hollywood’s Schwarzenegger is back for Action crews re-enlist for 2013 schedule | C6 his first starring role since more on the “G.I. Joe,” “The leaving the governor’s office, Fast and the Furious” and playing an LA-cop-turned“Star Trek” fronts. Comedy crews go for small-town-sheriff taking on an escaped more laughs with “The Hangover Part III” drug kingpin. His “Expendables 2” coand “Grown Ups 2.” Even old favorites such as “Jurassic Park,” “The Little Mer- star Willis is back in “A Good Day to Die Hard” as the cop who won’t quit teams maid” and a couple more “Star Wars” with his son to stop a nuclear heist in prequels come back in 3-D reissues. Moscow. And rounding out the still-inAnd the next chapters quickly follow action ’80s heroes, their “Expendables” for two of 2012’s biggest hits with “The buddy Sylvester Stallone stars in FebruHunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The ary’s “Bullet to the Head” as a hitman Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” working with a cop to get the bad guys The second “Hobbit” originally was that killed their partners. supposed to finish Peter Jackson’s Other highlights for January through prelude to his “The Lord of the Rings” April: Sean Penn’s mob drama “Gangster trilogy, until Warner Bros. and the filmmakers decided last year to shoot more Squad”; Jeremy Renner and Gemma footage and make it another three-pack. Arterton’s fairy-tale update “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”; Jason Bateman To expand the relatively slender “The Hobbit” into a three-movie epic, Jackson and Melissa McCarthy’s comedy “Identity Thief”; James Franco and Sam Raimi’s has borrowed heavily from J.R.R. Tol“Wizard of Oz” prelude “Oz the Great kien’s “Lord of the Rings” appendices, and Powerful”; Channing Tatum, Bruce which fill in much of the Middle-earth Willis and Dwayne Johnson’s action seback-story about dwarf history, elf lore and the mysterious comings and goings quel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”; Tom Cruise’s sci-fi tale “Oblivion”; a demonic update of Ian McKellen’s wizard, Gandalf. with “Evil Dead”; and a 3-D re-release of “In ‘The Hobbit,’ Gandalf accompanies Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park.” the dwarves on the journey, but from

SUMMER SEASON In Hollywood, summer starts the first weekend in May, and this year that means Robert Downey Jr. suits up again as rich, flaky genius Tony Stark in “Iron Man 3,” back in leading-man form after 2012’s superhero ensemble smash “The Avengers.” This time, Tony’s forced to fall back on his own survival skills after an enemy up-ends his universe. “Tony definitely is brought out of his comfort zone, so there’s a lot of travel in this,” Downey said. Two weeks later comes “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” with headstrong Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine) still feeling the growing pains as he struggles to protect his crew from peril while realizing that he doesn’t have all the answers. Not quite the brassy Kirk we remember from William Shatner’s days on the bridge. “He’s not the Capt. Kirk that we knew before. He’s not the mature leader of men yet,” Pine said. “It brings all of his kind of brash, all-knowing sense of himself up against the reality of, “well, do you really know what you’re doing?’” Other highlights for May through August: Bradley Cooper and his gang in “The Hangover Part III”; Vin Diesel and his gang in “Fast and Furious 6”; Adam Sandler and his gang in “Grown Ups 2”; Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role of “The Great Gatsby”; Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel”; Brad Pitt and zombies in “World War Z”; Will Smith and son Jaden in the sci-fi adventure “After Earth”; Billy Crystal and John Goodman voicing the “Monsters, Inc.” prequel “Monsters University”; Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum in the Oval Office thriller “White House Down”; the return of the little blue folks in “The Smurfs 2”; “Wedding Crashers” pals Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the comedy “The Internship”; Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as trail buddies in “The Lone Ranger”; Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi’s sci-fi battle “Pacific Rim”; Steve Carell’s animated sequel “Despicable Me 2”; Hugh Jackman’s superhero follow-up “The Wolverine”; Matt Da-

mon’s futuristic thriller “Elysium”; the ancient Greece follow-up “300: Rise of an Empire”; and Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg’s crime story “2 Guns.”

FALL AND HOLIDAYS Part two of “The Hobbit” may own next Christmas, but Thanksgiving will be all about “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Jennifer Lawrence is back as reluctant hero Katniss, hurled back into competition against fellow past winners of the life-or-death games. The usual worry after a critical and commercial smash is whether the sequel can match up. Lawrence isn’t sweating that, though. “I didn’t think, we’ve got to do as good or better, which is probably a very basic thing to think about. It’s probably a good idea to think that way,” Lawrence said. “But I didn’t. Then when I read the script and started seeing everything developing, I really did think it could be better. And I’m definitely not worrying about it being worse or disappointing. I don’t even consider that.” Other highlights for September through December: the animated sequel “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”; 3-D reissues of “The Little Mermaid” and the “Star Wars” prequels “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”; Tom Hanks’ Somali pirate saga “Captain Phillips”; Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore’s new take on Stephen King’s “Carrie”; Vince Vaughn’s sperm-donor comedy “Delivery Man”; Chris Hemsworth’s superhero sequel “Thor: The Dark World”; the animated TV cartoon adaptation “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”; the wintry animated adventure “Frozen”; Will Ferrell’s comedy sequel “Anchorman II”; Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson’s “Mary Poppins” behind-thescenes story “Saving Mr. Banks”; Chris Pine’s Tom Clancy thriller “Jack Ryan”; Keanu Reeves’ samurai adventure “47 Ronin”; George Clooney’s World War II tale “The Monuments Men”; and Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline’s bachelor bash “Last Vegas.”



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things to do this weekend Day! This is a day to celebrate popcorn. Go to the movies and get some from the concession stand; buy some and have a movie night at home; make some crafts with popcorn; make some caramel corn; or whatever you desire.

Hockey’s back

At the movies

The new movies opening this week have a lot of star power. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to a leading roll in “The Last Stand,” R, starring alongside Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville; and Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in “Broken City,” R. Also opening is “Mama,” a PG-13 horror film.

Football frenzy The Super Bowl participants will emerge this weekend. San Francisco and Atlanta face off Sunday at 2 p.m. on Fox,


The Spensers: Theatre of Illlusion: 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www. CCT’s “Honk”: 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2 p.m. March 10 and 17, O’Connell Theatre, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Tickets: $12, adults; $6, children. Stage Coach Players’ “Jesus Christ Superstar”: 7:30 p.m. March 14 to 16 and March 21 to 23, 2 p.m. March 17 and 24, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “The Robin Hood Capers”: 7:30 p.m. May 2 to 4 and May 9 to 11, 2 p.m. May 12, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “Shrek The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. June 13 to 15, 2 p.m. June 15 and 16, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Red Herring”: 7:30 p.m. July 11 to 13 and July 18 to 20, 2 p.m. July 21, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Company”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and Aug. 15 to 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www. Stage Coach Players’ “The Lion in Winter”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to 14 and Sept. 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.

If the NHL lockout didn’t turn you off to the sport, the action returns Saturday. A full slate of games is scheduled – check it out at

Hail to the chief and Baltimore and New England play Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on CBS. The winners get a trip to the Super Bowl, which is on Feb. 3.

Pop some popcorn Saturday is one of our favorite nontraditional holidays of the year: Popcorn

Stage Coach Players’ “Rope”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 to 12 and Oct. 17 to 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. Stage Coach Players’ “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9 and Nov. 14 to 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. ART ARt “Vice + Virtue,” exhibition at NIU Art Museum: Through Feb. 23 in all four galleries of the NIU Art Museum. Public reception: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24. Exploring the dynamics of the “deadly sins” and “heavenly virtues” with juxtaposed interpretations from a vast array of visual artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Recommended for mature audiences only. artmuseum. “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera”: Through May 15, Northern Illinois University Anthropology Museum, Fay-Cooper Cole Hall, DeKalb. An exhibit of more than 150 rarely shown art pieces and artifacts from Southeast Asia. Information: 815-753-2520 or 815-753-1771. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762

President Barack Obama will officially begin his second term Sunday after he’s inaugurated as president. The public ceremonies take place Monday, but TV shows, newspaper articles and more are sure to be talking about Obama this weekend.

History/memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free., 815-757-5959, 815-757-0462 or 815-758-3635. COMEDY cOmEdy Brian Posehn: 9 p.m., Feb. 8, Otto’s Niteclub & Underground, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Tickets: $20. This performance is rescheduled from a postponed show scheduled for Oct. 8, 2010; tickets purchased for that performance will be honored. Lewis Black - The Rant is Due: 8 p.m. March 2, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. For mature audiences. Tickets: $39.75 to $49.75. www. or 815-7581225.

REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EvENtS $2 Movie: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’: 11 a.m. Jan. 18 to 20, Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore Friday Night Wine Down: 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18, Prairie on State Wine Cellars, 322 W. State St., Sycamore. Enjoy wine and live music. Customers can bring their own food or order in from nearby restaurants; no outside alcohol. Customers must be 21 or older. No cover charge.

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‘Dust’: 6 p.m. Jan. 18, DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Free screening of a short film produced by DeKalb resident Seth Deming. www.sethdeming. com/2013/01/03/the-dust-iscoming-jan-18th/ Book Signing: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Christian Connection, 337 W. State St., Sycamore. Author Angela Wood will sign copies of her book, “Things Not Seen.” In this historical novel set in 1939, the Chicago mob has targeted a school teacher and a reluctant heir, whose lives become entwined for survival. Rocky Horror Picture Show with Shadow Cast: 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $10. www. Groundhog Gala: 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26, Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. This 21-and-older fundraiser features displays and demonstrations by natural history experts, live music, treats from around the world and an open bar. Tickets: $30 each or $50 a pair. 815-895-9777 or Swing Dancing in DeKalb: 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 5, The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. No partner needed; casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. $5 admission includes lesson. Food and beer/wine available for purchase. See for coming dates and look for the group on Facebook. Egyptian Theatre Haunted Tour: 10 p.m. Feb. 9, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Cost: $42 before Feb. 4; $50 after. 815-758-1215 or

Safe Passage Evening of Chocolate: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9, St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. A light buffet meal and an assortment of chocolate treats. There will be a silent auction, small raffle and 50/50 cash raffle. Proceeds benefit Safe Passage. Tickets $25, adults; free for children. 815-756-7930. Sycamore Music Boosters’ “A Note to Remember”: 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9, Blumen Gardens, Sycamore. Adults-only event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, coffee bar, cash bar, silent auction and raffles. Tickets: $20. Proceeds benefit District 427 music programs. 815-757-5688. ALPHA: Friends of Antiquity Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m., Jack Arends Visual Arts Building, Room 102, NIU, DeKalb. Free and open to the public. Series schedule: • March 7: “Tradition Transformed in Late Antiquity: The Shift From the Late Roman to a Byzantine Aesthetic,” Christina Nielsen, assistant curator for Late Antique, Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Art Institute of Chicago • April 18: “To Whom Do Antiquities Belong? The Legal and Illegal Trafficking of Antique Art Objects,” Professor Ralph Burin, Department of Art History, Harper College, Palatine MUSIC muSIc DeKalb School District 428 Faculty Showcase Recital: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, DeKalb High School Auditorium, 501 W. Dresser Road. Tickets: $5, adults; free for children age 18 and younger. Fundraiser for DeKalb K-12 Music Department. The Siegel-Schwall Band: 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815786-2555. Jimmy and the Swingers: 8 p.m. Feb. 2, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815786-2555. Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $27 and $51.75 at Convo Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or at 800-745-3000. Gaelic Storm: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 to $37. or 815-758-1225. Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly Tribute: 8 p.m. March 9, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. Switchback: 8 p.m. March 17, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E.

Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse. org. Doug Church: 8 p.m. April 6, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. 815786-2555. Bob & the Beachcombers: 8 p.m. April 20, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. 815-786-2555. www. The Diamonds: 8 p.m. May 11, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $25; $20, seniors 65 and older; $15, students. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, NIU Music Building. New singers invited. Call 630-453-8006 for an interview with conductor Jen Whiting. Greater Kishwaukee Area Concert Band Ninth Season rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, band room at Door 16 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Allvolunteer band for anyone age 18 or older who has played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. No auditions needed. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@

Review: ‘Broken City’ brings nothing new to old formula By JEFFREY WESTHOFF Shaw Media

“Broken City” is something that hasn’t been attempted in a while by a studio feature, a classical private eye story in the Raymond Chandler tradition. One character even comments on the tale’s old-fashioned origins when he says, “Private eyes? Do private eyes still exist?” Although the script is set in present-day New York City, director Allen Hughes and writer Brian Tucker don’t bring anything fresh or contemporary to the formula. They just take clichés and put them in modern dress. When beleaguered private investigator Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) skulks outside bedroom windows taking pictures for divorce cases, he uses a digital camera. Standard scene, new technology. Billy works out of a run-down office, and most of his clients are past ! due on their bills. The only relief in his job is his pert and loyal girl Friday assistant, Katy (Alona Tal). Like many private eyes, he used to be a cop. “Broken City” opens by showing how Billy became an ex cop. He faces trial for murder after he is accused of gunning down a Puerto Rican kid who recently beat a rape and murder rap. When a judge throws out Billy’s

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Russell Crowe (left) and Mark Wahlberg are pictured in a scene from “Broken City.” case, Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) and the next police commissioner (Jeffrey Wright) privately congratulate Billy on his acquittal, then force him to resign. The mayor softens the blow by saying he has a long memory. Seven years later, Billy is called back into the mayor’s office. With election less than a week away, the mayor is locked in a tight race with a crusading city council member (Barry Pepper) who is named Jack Valliant, for crying out loud. But the mayor has another worry. He believes his wife (Catherine ZetaJones) is cheating on him and wants

Billy to discover her lover’s identity. Billy tails the wife and is s! tunned to see her meeting clandestinely with Valliant’s campaign manager (Kyle Chandler). Whenever Philip Marlowe and his brethren were hired by the rich and powerful, they were being set up. It doesn’t take Billy too long to realize that Mayor Hostetler has ulterior motives, and that they probably are related to a complex, $4 billion real estate deal involving a public housing development. This part of the story is reminiscent of Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown,” which was itself a throwback to hard-boiled detective

stories although now, nearly 40 years on, it seems like one of Raymond Chandler’s contemporaries wrote it. “Broken City” is Allen Hughes’ first solo feature without his twin brother, Albert. Together they directed “Menace II Society” and “The Book of Eli.” Alone, Allen Hughes maintains a high degree of competence. “Broken City” is a great looking film (Ben Seresin ! did the cinematography) with a better cast than it deserves. But the required twists and turns of the detective plot cannot avoid the many plot holes. The biggest is Billy himself. The shooting turned him into a celebrity. While perhaps the average New Yorker might have forgotten his face, a political insider like Kyle Chandler’s character would not, particularly when Billy doesn’t hide it when trailing suspects. First-time scenarist Tucker’s writing is often clumsy. The fact that Billy is a recovering alcoholic is inserted into the screenplay late, only a few scenes before he falls off the wagon. The dialogue also can be laughably expository, as when Billy’s girlfriend (Natalie Martinez) says, “It’s not every day that your girlfriend stars in an indie film.” The girlfriend, who is also the rape victim’s sister, doesn’t warn Billy about her explicit sex scene in the indie film. This weird subplot doesn’t add anything to the story but

an extra 10 minutes. The pe! rformances are strong. Wahlberg plays what has become his standard, sullen role, but he is good at it. As the corrupt mayor, Crowe is at his most dangerous when he is charming. When the microphones and cameras are off, he reveals himself as a racist, misogynist homophobe from Queens. In other words, an Archie Bunker who looks respectable in a three-piece suit. After featuring in two of last year’s silliest films, “Rock of Ages” and “Playing for Keeps,” Zeta-Jones reminds the world that she is still a fine actress and someday might again find a worthy film. As Wahlberg’s spunky secretary, brightfaced Tal may have lucked into her breakthrough role. The Israeli-born actress has spent the last decade churning through television guest spots. Complicated corruption, double crosses and hidden motives are part of a standard hard-boiled detective story. But “Broken City” stuffs itself on these ingredients until the p! lot is more absurd than riveting. In the second half, Billy is trusted by people who should have no business trusting him. Despite its talent, “Broken City” is an unremarkable film. Soon enough most everyone will forget about it. It’s not “Chinatown.”


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NIU Community School of the Arts begins semester

Registration is open for the spring semester of lessons, classes and ensembles at the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts. Programs for children and adults begin in late January and early February.


Traditional private music lessons, taught on a weekly basis, are available on all instruments for people of all ages. Private lessons also are available in art and theater. Music lessons for young children using the Suzuki approach are available on violin, piano, cello and guitar. The Suzuki approach combines private and group lessons.

Adult and teen music classes Group Piano for Adults: Adult classes in piano for both beginners and intermediate players ages 18 and older are taught on Monday evenings. These 12-week classes are taught by piano teacher and educator Susan Breitner-Hurm, Guitar Basics: Guitar classes for ages 13 and older meet on 12 Wednesday evenings and are taught by guitar specialist Quentin Dover. Students gain a working knowledge of the instrument.

Music classes for children

There are several options for children to get a head start on a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Prelude and Development: Two classes meet for 12 weeks on Saturday mornings. Prelude is for ages 1 to 3 and Development is for ages 3 to 5. These classes offer musical activities that build skills in rhythm, dynamics and musical patterns. Both classes are taught by violin and early education specialist Laurie Rodriguez. Piano Starter: This is a small group piano class. Children learn the basic notes and position of the keys and play simple tunes. This class has space for four children, ages 5 to 7, and is taught by Barbara Wirz-Ellsworth for 12 Tuesdays in the late afternoon.

Classes for older children Guitar Basics: Children ages 9 to 12 learn how to read music, play songs and construct and play scales and chords. The class meets on Wednesdays for 12 weeks. Quentin Dover teaches the class. Art Express: This popular class meets on five Saturday afternoons. Students ages 4 to 12 are divided into classrooms by age and enjoy a wide variety of interesting art projects taught by NIU art education students.

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Sycamore Jazz Band performs at The House Cafe

Ensembles Ensemble-playing is a great way to consolidate musical skills and at the same time have fun with others. CSA Steelband: This new ensemble is for ages 14 to adult who want to learn to play or to improve on the steel pan. This amazing instrument has six voices and every student rehearses on a different pan. Beginners are welcome, although the ability to read music is required. Yuko Asada directs the group, which rehearses on 12 Monday evenings. NIUkulele Ensemble: This new ensemble offers a wide variety of music to beginning and intermediate players ages 9 to adult who want to learn to play melodies, chords and songs on the ukulele. Guitar teacher Eric Schroeder directs the group, which rehearses on 12 Monday evenings. CSA Symphonette: This string ensemble is for string players who are ages 8 to 16. The ensemble is directed by Linc Smelser and meets on Tuesdays in the late afternoon for 12 weeks. CSA Sinfonia: This full orchestra is for high school students ages 14 to 20. This group is directed by Linc Smelser and meets for 14 weeks on Wednesdays evenings. Players are expected to audition; call the office to ask about openings and to arrange a time. CSJazz Band: This jazz big band is for high school players, ages 14 to 20. The ensemble is directed by Chris Johnson and meets on 13 Sunday evenings. Players are expected to audition; call the office to ask about openings and to arrange a time. CSA Children’s Choir: This choir for children ages 7 to 15 rehearses and performs a wide variety of music. The choir is directed by Mary Lynn Doherty and meets on 14 Wednesdays. Placement auditions are scheduled for all new students on Jan. 30. Call the office to arrange a time. CSA Guitar Ensemble: This ensemble is for ages 14 to adult. Directed by Quentin Dover, the group is for beginning and intermediate guitarists and meets on 12 Wednesday evenings. Bring A Friend Days: The children’s choir and both orchestras welcome interested students to an open, free rehearsal early in the semester. The dates are Jan. 30 for CSA Sinfonia, Feb. 13 for CSA Children’s Choir, and Feb. 12 for CSA Symphonette. More complete course descriptions, scheduling information, teacher bios, and forms are available online at or call 815753-1450. The NIU Community School of the Arts is located in Room 132 of the Music Building on the campus of Northern Illinois University.

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The Sycamore High School Jazz Band Ensemble recently performed at The House Cafe in DeKalb. Directed by Scott Mertens, the band performed works by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, the crowd-pleaser “Haitian Fight Song” by Charles Mingus, and other tunes. The jazz band will perform next at the annual A Note To Remember fundraiser hosted by the Sycamore Music Boosters on Feb. 9. This adult-only event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore. Limited tickets are available for $20 per person and can be purchased at the high school office, by calling 815-757-5688, by email at, or at upcoming Sycamore Music Department concerts. For more information, find Sycamore Music Boosters on Facebook.

Dinner theater tickets on sale Indian Valley Theatre is preparing for its annual dinner theater next month. This year they will present Ken Ludwig’s murdermystery “Postmortem.” The show is based on the somewhat strange life of William Gillette, one of the most popular American actors of the early 20th century, who pioneered the role of Sherlock Holmes on the stage. In IVT’s production of “Postmortem,” the cast of Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment, actormanager, playwright and heartthrob Gillette, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes. Performances for “Postmortem” will be held Feb. 22 through 24 at the Fox Valley Older Adults

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Cast members of the Indian Valley Theatre’s dinner theater production of “Postmortem” work on a scene. Pictured (from left) are Tom Merkel, Matt Frantzen, Michele Wade and Deb Merkel. Center in Sandwich. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, lunch will be served at 1 p.m. followed by the show at 2.p.m. Tickets cost $26 and include a

meal catered by Alessandria’s of Sandwich and the show. A cash bar will be available. Visit www.indianvalleytheatre. com or call the producer, Christine Roe, at 630-631-2323. Reservations are due by Feb. 15.


Deadline near for NIU group’s trip to Nashville

Friday is the reservation deadline for Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association’s trip to Nashville, May 20 to 24. The group will enjoy a continental breakfast daily plus four dinners. Participants will enjoy a guided tour of Nashville , including a stop at the Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek Temple. The trip also includes a ride on the Detla Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel and a show at the famous Grand Ole Opry, a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and an opportunity to explore historic downtown Nashville . Guests will see a show at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, get a guided tour of Belle Meade Plantation and, visit the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store. The trip will end with a Farewell to Nashville dinner party that will include entertainment. A deposit of $75 per person is necessary by Friday. To reserve a spot or for questions, contact Steven Johnson at or call Carder Travel Ltd. at 815-7561547.

Local artist to exhibit in Skokie

Dorothea Bilder, nationally and internationally known local artist, has been invited to exhib-

it at the Skokie Public Library, Radmacher Gallery, from Friday through March 10 during the “Coming Together in Skokie” event. “Coming Together in Skokie” is a cultural event that originated three years ago. Skokie residents speak more than

90 different languages and dialects, and each year a different culture is explored in depth. This year is a celebration of Greek culture. Bilder’s art exhibition, “Layers of Days,” will consist of nearly 70 pieces of original art, including hand-pulled

stone lithographs, oil paintings on canvas and collages. Her work depicts landscapes of an ethereal nature. More important than capturing the landscape in realistic terms is to capture the mood and the texture of a landscape, creating a universal image. Many of

her images are created with the use of aerial photographs, microscopes, telescopes, maps and map symbols, an abstraction that also includes wisps of her Greek heritage. She is a professor emeritus at the Northern Illinois University School of Art.

An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the library, 5215 Oakton St. Bilder also will appear at the library from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 and will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 6. A closing reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. March 10.

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Grouchy grandma left out of family events

dear Abby: My grandmother is 75 years old and, unfortunately, very unpleasant to be around. She has made many hurtful remarks in the past, which have led some family members to shut her out of their lives. I live in another state and don’t see my grandmother very often. I call her once or twice a month. When I do, she’s nothing but pleasant with me, but she’s often angry and tearful about other members of the family. She feels her children and grandchildren should respect her as the matriarch of the family and include her in all family get-togethers. (My family tells me they have stopped inviting her to many functions because she’s such a troublemaker.)

deAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips I’m concerned about my grandmother and am beginning to think that my parents and siblings should overlook her unpleasant behavior and occasional snide remarks. At the very least they should include her in important family functions. I’d be interested in your opinion, so I can share it with my family. – Troubled in Minnesota dear Troubled: Your grandmother appears to be reaping what she has sown. Verbal abuse often leaves scars on those at whom it is aimed, and no one can be blamed for wanting distance from a

person who is deliberately hurtful. Respect is something that has to be earned. Your parents and siblings “respect” your grandmother from a distance because they have learned it’s the only safe way to do so. Does this mean she should automatically be excluded from all family get-togethers? No. However, before she’s invited to an important event, she should give assurances that she’ll watch her mouth and be on her best behavior. Or else. If this seems heavy-handed, so be it. It’s no crime to protect oneself from someone else’s mean-spiritedness. dear Abby: Please allow me to share a dating technique with your readers that has

saved me a lot of relationship headaches. I call it “the 90day rule.” Whenever I start dating someone, I try to see them at least once a week for 90 days. That way, if there are any character flaws, I find out within the first 90 days. Among the flaws I’ve discovered: drug dealing and addiction, alcoholism, driving without a valid license and with illegal license tags, and lying about their occupation. The idea is to avoid sexual intimacy during those first 90 days to keep your head clear. If you are intimate too soon, you’ll find yourself making excuses for your partner. This technique has never failed me – unless I made an exception. May I suggest your read-

ers try this 90-day rule? If they do, I promise they won’t be disappointed because it takes TIME to get to know someone. Before you can love someone, you must learn who that person really is. – Clearheaded in Clearwater, Fla. dear clearheaded: Your 90-day rule makes a lot of sense. I have heard from many readers who went too far too fast because they felt they had made an instant emotional connection. I warn them that physical attraction should not be confused with love because what they’re really describing is infatuation.

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

Follow these tips to avoid toddler tantrums

dear dr. K: My toddler has frequent temper tantrums, and it’s impossible to calm him down once he gets going. I’d rather learn ways to head off his tantrums in the first place. dear Reader: Though it may be hard to believe, tantrums can actually serve a purpose. My pediatrician colleagues here at Harvard Medical School tell me that tantrums are your child’s way of letting you know that you’re not meeting his basic needs for sleep, food, reassurance, independence, calm and safety. Provide these things, and he’s less likely to fall on the floor wailing. Here are some tips our pediatricians say should help:

deprived, don’t expect me to behave perfectly, either!) • Avoid overstimulation. Whether it’s a visit with relatives, a birthday party or another event, a young child can • Avoid hunger pangs. Low process only so much exciteblood sugar can make kids ment. The initial laughter and cranky. Bring healthy snacks enthusiasm can quickly give with you to avoid a meltdown. way to tears and aggressive Good options include raisins, behavior. If you see signs that cheese and apple slices – your child is beginning to get presuming your child is old overexcited – such as hyperacenough for such solids. tivity and silliness – remove • Make sure your child is him from the setting for a few well-rested. Most children minutes to calm him down. need 10 to 12 hours of sleep at • Keep your child active. night. Don’t bring a sleepEnergetic children may need deprived 2-year-old to the physical outlets to help avoid grocery store and then expect emotional meltdowns. If you him to behave perfectly. (In have a high-energy child, be fact, if you see me at the grosure he or she gets plenty of cery store and I’ve been sleep- active time.

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• Be consistent and have a schedule. Children love predictability – even predictably bad news like it’s time to go to bed. • Be in control. You are in charge, not your 2-year-old. But if he’s craving independence, give him a sense of control by offering some limited choices. For example, if he’s refusing to eat vegetables, give him a choice between broccoli and green beans. Little doses of power like that will fulfill his need for independence without turning him into a tyrant or teaching him that his opinion doesn’t matter. • Give reassurance, attention and love. If the only way to get your attention is

by wailing, your child will quickly learn that trick. Don’t misunderstand: I’m not advising that you ignore your crying child. Rather, at every opportunity, show the child your attention and love – to head off the tantrum from starting. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A great new short, inexpensive e-book has a wealth of good information about this subject: “Taming Your Child’s Temper Tantrums” by Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Victoria Rogers McEvoy and Karen Weintraub. You can learn more about this book at my website.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

My ex drinks, does drugs and has a rap sheet

dr. Wallace: I met Mike at a concert and started going out with him soon after the event. Mike was a cool cat. Yes, he was into alcohol and drugs, and yes, he has a criminal record, but he is full of life and an exciting guy. A month ago, I came home from a date with alcohol on my breath, and my dad blew his mind. Mike and he got into a huge argument and Mike used some nasty adjectives. If it had not been for my mother who intervened, I’m sure he and my dad would have gotten into a fist fight. I’m 16 and have been out with quite a few guys, but

’TWeeN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace none of them turned me on more than Mike. I’m on restriction and have promised my parents that I will never go out with him again, and I will keep that promise. My question is this – why do so many girls like to go out with wild “redneck” guys? All of us girls know these guys are double trouble, but we still gravitate to them. Already, I miss Mike, and it breaks my heart knowing that I will never go

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out with him again. – Ashley, Houston, Tex. Ashley: There aren’t a lot of girls who get a thrill from going out with wild guys, but there are certainly some. Perhaps it’s the excitement of self-destruction. Some women even manage to “fall in love” with murderers on death row. Most females who go through an “I like losers” phase eventually grow out of it – usually after one or several traumatic experiences with such guys. I understand that you miss Mike even though he’s a jerk. He seems to promise romance and adventure – everything you


think your life lacks. In reality, that promise is as hollow as an empty beer keg. He and his kind will only bring you misery. I hope you saw that in Mike’s absurd confrontation with your parents. Your broken heart will mend soon enough, and you will meet a nice guy who has greater ambitions than drinking, smoking pot or putting cocaine up his nose. dr. Wallace: I’m always wondering where underage teens get their alcohol. Almost all establishments that sell alcohol won’t sell alcohol to young people unless they have proof they are at least 21. Do they steal it

from their parents or do they have adults purchase it for them? It appears to me that teens who want alcohol have little problem getting it. My 17-year-old son was actually given beer by his best friend’s stepfather. – Mama, Gary, Ind. Mama: It’s true that underage drinkers have little problem getting alcohol. According to a National Academy of Science report, two-thirds of teens who drink are given alcohol by their parents or other adults. This is a troubling statistic.

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Keep from swerving and crashing Robert Duvall said, “You just can’t take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.” You can’t take a crash course to be an expert declarer in bridge. However, here is a chance to dance around a three-no-trump deal. What should South do after West leads the heart jack? Despite having only 20 high-card points, South’s hand is nearly strong enough to open two clubs and rebid two no-trump. All those aces and kings, along with the good five-card suit, make that hand worth some 22 points. (A twono-trump opening typically contains either three aces and one king or two aces and three kings. As this hand has two aces and four kings, it is over average.) South starts with seven top tricks: three hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. Most days, he will get three more winners from clubs for an overtrick. But it would be a good idea to sacrifice the potential extra trick to avoid crashing like the original declarer. He won the first trick and immediately took his two top clubs. When the queen did not drop, South continued with a third club. Now East did well, shifting to the spade queen. Whatever declarer did, he had to lose five spade tricks and go down two. Since the contract is in danger of crashing only if East gains the lead, South should have taken the first trick on the board and played a low club to his eight (assuming East followed suit with the two or five, of course). Even if it lost to the 10, the suit would then have run and the contract come home safely.


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JANUARY “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”: The fairy-tale siblings (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) are all grownup and bagging crones for a living. “Mama”: Jessica Chastain plays a woman caring for two traumatized sisters who may be haunted by an evil force. FEBRUARY “Beautiful Creatures”: A Southern teen (Alden Ehrenreich) finds love with a mysterious newcomer (Alice Englert) in the adaptation of the bestselling supernatural romance. “Bullet to the Head”: Sylvester Stallone plays a hit man teamed with a cop as they seek to avenge their respective partners’ deaths. “Dark Skies”: Keri Russell stars in a supernatural thriller about a family terrorized by an evil force. “A Good Day to Die Hard”: Bruce Willis and son try to foil a nuke heist in Moscow in the fifth chapter in the “Die Hard” franchise. “Identity Thief”: Jason Bateman’s desperate to get his good name restored after a woman (Melissa McCarthy) appropriates his identity. “Snitch”: Dwayne Johnson’s a dad who goes undercover with a drug cartel to clear his son on a narcotics charge. “Top Gun”: Tom Cruise takes to the air again with a 3-D reissue of his 1986 smash, playing a limited run at IMAX theaters. MARCH “Admission”: Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in the story of a straight-laced college admissions officer bending the rules for an unusual teen. “The Croods”: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lead the voice cast in an animated comedy about prehistoric cave dwellers in search of a new home. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”: Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson join up with Channing Tatum as the team battles its old enemy Cobra and new foes in their own government. “Jack the Giant Slayer”: The fairytale beanstalk climber (Nicholas Hoult) is hurled into battle against a race of giants. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”: Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi are star Vegas magicians fending off an upstart (Jim Carrey). “The Last Exorcism: Part II”: Turns out that last exorcism was only next to last as Ashley Bell returns as a teen terrorized by an evil force. “Oz the Great and Powerful”: Sam Raimi spins the story of how a certain wizard (James Franco) came to the land of Oz. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation”: The prolific filmmaker tells a dark drama about a married woman caught up with a dashing billionaire. APRIL “The Big Wedding”: Family farce rules in a nuptial comedy featuring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams. “Evil Dead”: Sam Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell produce a new take on their horror tale about friends who unleash demons at a cabin in the woods. “42”: Harrison Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch Rickey as he signs Major League baseball’s first black player, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman). “The Heat”: An uptight FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) teams up with a trash-talking cop (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a drug lord. “Jurassic Park”: Dinosaurs roam the screen world again with a 3-D reissue of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster. “Oblivion”: Tom Cruise is a repair guy of the future caught in a fight with aliens on a devastated Earth. “Pain & Gain”: Three bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) concoct a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. “Scary Movie 5”: The fright-flick lampoon franchise returns to spoof another rush of recent Hollywood hits. MAY “About Time”: A time traveler (Domhnall Gleeson) gets continual doovers to re-arrange his romantic life with the woman of his dreams (Rachel McAdams). “Epic”: Colin Farrell and Amanda Seyfried lead the voice cast in the animated story of a girl transported to a magical forest where a battle rages between good and evil. “Fast and Furious 6”: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson put on more speed in the follow-up to the franchise’s rejuvenating fifth installment. “The Great Gatsby”: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic. “The Hangover Part III”: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis find more morning-after trouble, this time without even a bachelor party to blame. “Iron Man 3”: Robert Downey Jr. gets into heavy-metal mode again as the superhero finds his privileged life uprooted by a villain. “The Purge”: A couple (Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey) fights to survive a government-sanctioned night when all crime – even murder – is legal.

“Star Trek: Into Darkness”: Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the starship Enterprise warps into action in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel. “We the Peeples”: A man (Craig Robinson) finds dysfunction galore when he crashes a family reunion to propose to his girlfriend (Kerry Washington). JUNE “After Earth”: Will Smith and reallife son Jaden play a dad and his boy stranded on Earth 1,000 years after humans fled the planet. “The Internship”: “Wedding Crashers” buddies Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reteam as down-and-out salesmen battling smart, young prospects for jobs at Google. “Kick-Ass 2”: Joined by Jim Carrey as a new vigilante, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz return to battle newly minted super-villain Christopher Mintz-Plasse. “Man of Steel”: It’s a fresh start for the kid from Krypton, with Henry Cavill as the boy who falls to Earth and becomes its protector as Superman. “Monsters University”: The prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” chronicles the college days of the lovable beasties voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman. “This Is the End”: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebrities cope with the apocalypse while partying it up at James Franco’s house. “White House Down”: Jamie Foxx is president and Channing Tatum’s the Secret Service guy protecting him when a paramilitary group invades. “World War Z”: Brad Pitt’s a United Nations guy racing to stop a zombie outbreak that could wipe out humanity. JULY “The Conjuring”: Paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) face demonic terror at a secluded farmhouse. “Despicable Me 2”: Steve Carell returns to voice the reformed supervillain in the animated sequel. “Grown Ups 2”: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade have some more maturing to do in their comedy sequel. “The Lone Ranger”: Johnny Depp is spirit warrior Tonto to Armie Hammer’s masked lawman as they hit the trail in the Old West.

“Pacific Rim”: Two pilots (Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi) controlling a giant robot join a last-ditch battle against colossal sea creatures. “R.I.P.D.”: Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are undead cops dispatched from the great beyond to fight supernatural baddies. “The Smurfs 2”: The little blue folks return in another live-action and animation combo. “Turbo”: Ryan Reynolds heads the voice cast in the animated story of a snail with amazing speed who takes on the Indianapolis 500. “The Wolverine”: Hugh Jackman bares his metal claws again as he continues his “X-Men” superhero spinoff. AUGUST “Elysium”: On a blighted future Earth, Matt Damon’s a have-not battling to reach an orbiting paradise where the rich live in splendor. “Getaway”: A race driver (Ethan Hawke) enlists a computer hacker (Selena Gomez) to help find his kidnapped wife. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”: Sea god Poseidon’s son (Logan Lerman) returns in search of the mythical Golden Fleece. “300: Rise of an Empire”: It’s outnumbered Greeks against invading Persians again in the follow-up to the ancient-world hit. “2 Guns”: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg partner up as feuding feds on the run in an undercover drug operation. “We’re the Millers”: A stripper (Jennifer Aniston) and a pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) pose as vacationing parents to smuggle marijuana from Mexico. SEPTEMBER “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”: The machine that turns water into food now is creating strange animal hybrids in the animated sequel. “I, Frankenstein”: Aaron Eckhart’s the creature made from spare parts, now caught in a war between immortal clans. “The Little Mermaid”: The animated underwater musical returns in a 3-D re-release. “Prisoners”: A desperate dad (Hugh Jackman) goes to extremes to retrieve his abducted daughter. “Riddick”: Vin Diesel’s back as an escaped con fighting aliens and merce-

naries in a follow-up to “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick.” “Runner Runner”: An online gambling whiz (Justin Timberlake) tries to turn the tables on his devious mentor (Ben Affleck). “Rush”: Ron Howard’s Grand Prix tale stars Chris Hemsworth as British driver James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl as Austrian rival Niki Lauda. “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”: Surly teen Anakin Skywalker finds love and turns toward the dark side in a 3-D reissue. OCTOBER “Captain Phillips”: Tom Hanks stars in the true-life story of a U.S. cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates. “Carrie”: High school’s deadliest wallflower returns in a new take on Stephen King’s horror story, with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. “Delivery Man”: An underachieving sperm donor (Vince Vaughn) learns he fathered 533 children 20 years earlier. “Seventh Son”: A knight (Jeff Bridges) trains his apprentice (Ben Barnes) to fight an evil witch (Julianne Moore). “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”: Darth Vader rises again with a 3-D re-release of the prequel trilogy’s finale. NOVEMBER “Ender’s Game”: Harrison Ford’s a future military leader training youths to fight against invading aliens. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: Jennifer Lawrence is pressed back into the deadly televised competition in part two of the post-apocalyptic series. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”: The TV cartoon hits the big-screen as a genius dog and his human pal travel in time to repair history. “Thor: The Dark World”: Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god goes solo again after “The Avengers” to battle an ancient race of evil. DECEMBER “Anchorman II”: This just in, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd return for more newsroom laughs. “47 Ronin”: Keanu Reeves leads outcast samurai on a mission of vengeance against the overlord who killed their master. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: Peter Jackson continues his

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


Plastics Custom Injection Molding Co. est. 1972 looking for: Experienced Plastic Injection Molding SUPERVISOR for shifts 4pm-midnight and midnight-8am. -Min. 5 yrs. HANDS-ON exp. in Inj. Molding -Must be able to troubleshoot molding machines, electricity, hydraulics, electronics -Must be familiar with a wide variety of plastic resins -Must have good communication and people skills -Must be able to work weekends on occasion -Computer experience preferred, but will teach -Drug screen and Physical required. This secure position offers salary commensurate w/experience-ability. Benefits inc. a/c facility, FDA environment, paid vac. Medical plus life, AFLAC and Dental plan available. Send resume/qualifications to:

Quad, Inc.

Washer dryer, deep freezer, kitchen, kids items and more

1994 Chrysler Town & Country

121K miles, leather seats. New tires, trailer hitch. All the bells and whistles for that year! Not much to look at but a great runner! $1000/obo. 815-385-5145 ~ 815-344-1188


FBCM ReSale Shop $3 BAG SALE

Winter Clothing, Craft Kits, Record Albums & More

Jan. 19 - 31 Sat. 8-12, Sun. 1-3 Tues 9-12, Thurs 1-4

2000 Dodge Durango 2007 Nissan Sentra



2007 Toyota Solara 60012 $10300 71k Pearl White Excellent condition8154798116


680 Haish Blvd. 815-756-8444


Washer & Dryer

Kenmore, Heavy Duty Plus, You haul, $375. 239-961-2498


St. Catherine's Church is in need of an Accompanist for their Sat. Evening liturgies. Please call: 815-784-2355 ext. 12 for more information.


Hot Wheels T-Hunts, asst. 28 cars. Doubles, ranging 2006-2012. Mint shape. $5 each or $125 for all. 630-229-9323 Plano

NO TITLE...... NO PROBLEM 815-575-5153

ProForm Cardio Cross Trainer $30 815-754-9103

Breaking News available 24/7 at

Recliner Lift Chair. Electric. Lt Blue. Excellent condition. $250 OBO. 815-825-2349

PSYCHIC MOON: Psychic Tarot Card Readings 1582 DeKalb Avenue Call for Appointments 815-501-9216

2000 Landscape Trailer, 3000lb, 6x12, excellent condition, stored inside, motorcycle chocks, BEST OFFER 815-761-7015

4WD, leather, clean, 4.7L, 106K miles, $3,300. 815-978-2389

Free wooden windows, sash only. Many 9 light from the barn, many from original farmhouse. Some wooden storm windows as well. Hinckley. 765-610-8005

810 Progressive Lane South Beloit, IL 61080

We Pay The Best!

ALL SIZE - MATTRESS SETS, Brand New w/warr. Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $259. Can deliver. 815-703-3688


C10040111 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC Plaintiff, vs. Gary L. Lambes; Rhonda S. Lambes; Harris, N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 10 CH 289 Property Address: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 25, 2012, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 14, 2013 , commencing at 1:00pm, at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-15-281-012 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $288,809.14 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND


Having relocated, the following list of Miriam Richard’s property will be sold at Auction. Sale will be held on site with a weather plan in place. 19418 E Lindenwood Road, Lindenwood, IL 61049. Watch for signs on Lindenwood Rd East of Lindenwood and Signs on Route 64 at Mulford Road, then North to Lindenwood Road, then East 1/2 mile to sale site.


7(c)(1)( 1) (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments fo the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The property will not be open for inspection. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Anthony Porto at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, call 630-453-6713 25 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I495612 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC F. ATEN and DIANA M. ATEN, Defendants. 12-CH-162 Property Address: 407 Short Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on November 8, 2012 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 0823-127-006 Commonly known as: 407 Short St., DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 14th day of February, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $127,092.91. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order has wh ir title

pur or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I495630 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)


Used Invacare Walking Aid Model 65100 has handbrakes, backrest, flip-up seat - 300 lbs wt.cap. $ 60. Ph 815-762-2385

SYCAMORE - Reduced! A Bargain at $67,500! 2 BR Penthouse! Adolph Miller RE. 815-756-7845

BIG ROCK, 29 ACRE FARM House, barn & outbuildings on Jones Rd., 60541. Absolutely priced to sell, $395,000 Mike, 630-918-1795.



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6HP, 2300 PSI, $165.00

Snap-On Torq Meter Torque Wrench, $100 815-477-0310

Trombone (Blessing B128) with mouthpiece and case $175 OBO. Call Pat 815-758-2610.



We have full-time openings on our evening and night shifts and PRN on all shifts. Computer skills required. Long term care experience preferred.

Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center 1212 S. Second Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-8151

Rochelle - 2 Bedroom


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

Rochelle ~ Spacious 2BR TH


Available on Locust St. $500/mo. 815-758-5000


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

DEKALB ~ 227 N. 1


Large 2BR, carport, a/c, laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679

New carpet, fresh paint, W/D hook-up. $595/mo,1 year lease. 815-751-4440 Rochelle. 2BR duplex. All appls, W/D, C/A. Storage. Off street parking. No pets or smoking. $530/mo. 815-570-2110

Sandwich. Well maintained 1BR, in quiet, comfortable living community. $525/mo Sorry, no dogs. Cats are OK. Contact Carol: 708-663-0435

DeKalb – 324 N. 1st St, 2 BR Quiet, Smoke-free environment. Appl, Carport/Water/Cable TV/Garb. Removal included. Laundry on site. No Pets. $625 mo. + utilities. 1St/ last/ dep. (815) 761-0830

DeKalb 4 blocks from Downtown 1BR, newly remodeled, heat & water incl, $499/mo + lst, last sec. No smkg/pets. 815-739-9055


Carport, laundry on site. Quiet Lifestyle. $600/mo. 815-758-0600

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

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

W/D in unit. Hrdwd flrs, close to NIU & downtown. $725/mo incl water & garbage. 224-238-8587

DeKalb ~ 3100 N. First St.


Available Immediatley! Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb! Studios, 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $395 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover De Kalb - 2BR Upper Clean and Quiet living style, off-street parking. No Pets/Smoking. References & Deposit. 815-756-7879 DeKalb - 1 BR, Newer Apt., W/D, Wood Floors, No Pets, 1st/last/dep. $685/mo. 815-761-0047 DEKALB - 2BR, 1BA to 2BA APTS. Multiple Locations $650-$725 Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 WWW.PITTSLEYREALTY.COM DEKALB - 3BR 1BA Apartment W/D Hook-up, Convenient location 1029 S. 4th St. $675/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

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

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

815-758-7859 DeKalb. 1BR + Office/BR, LR, DR, eat in kitchen, appls, C/A, hrdwd flrs, built-in bookshelves, 1 car gar, W/D, bsmnt, patio. NO PETS. $750/mo+utils. 630-512-7251 DEKALB: 1Bdrm Apartment Across from Huntley Park, 505 S. 2nd St., $540/mo. Call Pittsley Realty 815-756-7768 DeKalb: Nice 3BR upper apt. scr porch, yard, bsmt, gar, W/D. $750+ util, water/garbage incl. 1st/last/sec. No pets or smoking. 815-766-0750

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


Well maintained 2BR with central air, no pets + laundry facilities. $675/mo + dep. 815-600-4955

Genoa~Country View Apts

Now leasing 1 & 2 Bedroom All remodeled, new appl, carpet. Large Apts, Country Lifestyle. 815-784-4606 ~ 815-758-6580


Sublease1 bedroom apartment near NIU now & receive $600 CASH (1 mo FREE rent). Clean, quiet, gas, water, heat incl, $600/mo. 630 728-3828

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

Free Month Rent in Waterman


Laing Mgmt.

815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

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

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2 State St. Entrances, 2 Bathrooms, Parital Kitchen, Updated Mechanicals, Over 2000 sq. ft. CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR


Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $760/mo.

SYCAMORE 1BR Upper, Cozy, quiet $450+util, could be furnished, parking. 815-566-7747

Starting @ $432,1BR $599, 2BR, $683, 3BR

DeKalb~Newly Remodeled 2BR 1BA. A/C, off street parking for 1 car. Lndry in bldg, pets OK. $760/ mo+dep. Call Pete 630-363-3430


Stone Prairie


DeKalb - 3BR 3Ba Apartment W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-757-0708

Kirkland. 2BR. Newly remodeled. Ground floor. Available now. No smoking or pets. $625/mo+utils. 815-761-0374

Sycamore E. State St. AVAILABLE NOW!

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

Sycamore Meadows Apt. 1705 Longwood Dr., Sycamore, Il. 60178 815-568-8691 We are Accepting Applications for a 1 Bedroom Apt. Washer/Dryer Coin Machines Security Building 24 Hr Maintenance Emerg # Close to Stores “62 years of age or older or handicapped/disabled regardless of age” Managed by P.P.M. L.L.C. of IL. “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”

Find !t here!

SYCAMORE GREEN APARTMENTS Rent Starting at: 1BR - $499 / 2BR - $535 On-site Management On-site Laundry Off Street Parking No Pets Please stop by or call for an application 1117 S. Cross St. Sycamore, IL 815-895-9594


See website for Personal Property Terms and Conditions.

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



Joe Wegener, Auctioneer Lisc. # 440.000375 Ph: 815-766-0756 Chris Wegener, Auctioneer Lisc. #440.000267 Cell: 815-451-2820 Email:


Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 900 sq ft, hardwood upper, quiet, beautiful screen porch, ac, garage, $700 + heat, electric, security, pets maybe. W/D, Mark 815-739-3740

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 info and photos Listing #: 1642961

FURNITURE: Maple gate leg table; 3 Cushion couch; Recliner rocker; Hamilton spined piano; Maple dining table w/6 chairs & leaves (Young Republic); Maple China cabinet (Young Republic); Marble top 3 drawer dresser; Mahogany 5 drawer dresser; Oak rocker; Maple rocker; Quilt racks; Book cases; 2 pc Bedroom set w/4 drawer dresser; Steel beds; Lane cedar chest; Wood blanket chest; Love seat w/hide-a-bed; Assorted end tables; Console stereo; Card table & chairs. HOUSEHOLD: Usual pots-n-pans; Bakeware; Small electrical appliances; Cuisinart food processor; Pyrx mixing bowls; Tupperware; Towels/hot pads; Linens/Doilies; Blankets & quilts; Holiday decorations; Other items of interest. GARAGE/ MISC.: Air American 8 gal compressor; School desk; Wheel barrel; Hand tools/Long handle tools; Assorted fastners; Shelving; Meco Grill; Weber Grills; Other assorted items; John Deere LT155, Lawn Mower, Hydro 42” Deck. COLLECTABLES/GLASSWARE: Rogers sterling flatware set; 1886 Portrait & biographical Ogle County; 1878 History of Ogle County; 1976 History of Ogle County; 1800’s Queen of The Republic; Rochelle Tatlers (1938-39-40-41); 1942 Northerner; 1967-68 Who’s Who (High School Students); Children’s readers; Vintage & church cook books; 1950’s Childs wagon; 1950’s Sleds; 1960’s Hawthorne bikes; Kerosene lamps; Green Depression: Stemware, Plates,; Sherberts & Bowls; Royal Bavarian china plates; Arcoroc china set; Crofton china set; Noritake china set; Oneida flatware set; Hand painted cup & saucers; Crystal brides & baskets; Cut & pressed crystal dishes; Assorted kick knacks & other

Malta 2BR- Appliances furnished, air, laundry, some utilities included. No pets, $595/mo 815-751-0480



20 Yrs Experience in Nursing, Asst w/physical needs, housekeeping and errands. 815-656-1733

DeKalb - Large Quiet 2BR

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



Professionally managed by: WI Management Co. Madison, WI An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


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Sycamore Quiet 1 Bedroom

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

Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA

∂∂∂Dekalb Updated 3BR,∂∂∂ stove, fridge, dishwasher, a/c, new carpet, garage, large yard 815-758-0079

DeKalb ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

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

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


Dekalb: 3BR, 1BA, full bsmnt, no pets/smoking, $900/mo., 1st, last, & sec. 815-895-8507

Garage, laundry, a/c, new carpet. Clean & quiet. No pets. $725/mo. J&A RE 815-970-0679 Sycamore. 321 S. Walnut St. 1BR. $575/mo, incl all utils. Patio. Pets OK w/$500 dep. No smoking on property. 1st mo. rent+sec. On site laundry. 815-895-8901 Sycamore: Clean 2BR,1BA, full size washer/dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, next to park and school. $695/mo. You pay utilities. No dogs. 815-970-4640 Eric SYCAMORE: NEWER 2BR Upper. CA. DW. W/D on Site. Off-Street Parking. $695 Incl. Water & Garbage. J&A Real Estate 815-970-0679

DeKalb - 2BR 2BA Townhomes W/D, Central A/C, Dishwasher AVAIL. NOW $800/mo Call Pittsley Realty 815-757-0708 SYCAMORE 2 BR, 2 bath. 1 or 2 car gar, quartz granite cntrs, SS appl, FP. From $950-$1350. Non-Smoking. 1 MONTH FREE RENT! Call Sharon Sperling, Century 21 Elsner 815-793-3030 Sycamore. Spacious 2BR, 2BA condo. SS appls, granite countertops, W/D, frplc, deck, garage. Pet? $975/mo+utils. 815-764-9487

The Knolls

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

SYCAMORE - Older 2 story 3 bdrm home for rent in Sycamore, no smoking, pets? first last and security $800/mo. We will check references. call 815-970-4286 Sycamore: 2BR ranch (updated), all appl. including W/D, great neighborhood, NO pets, $785/mo. plus security 630-746-2462

Updated 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath

DR, NEW kitchen, baths, hardwood floors, bsmt, 3 car garage, $1175. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730

Waterman Small 1 Bedroom

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

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

DeKalb/Syc/Cortland. Nice Office/Warehouse! Size & price vary Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 Sycamore Near courthouse. Furnished, attractive, large office space. Great for professionals. $575/mo incl utilities, shared kitchenette & reception area. 815-739-6186 Sycamore. 4000 SF. Office/Shop. Bathroom. Heat, A/C. 2 O/H Doors. $1200/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679


Dekalb/South: 3BR 1.5BA. Avail starting February. Lease, refs req. No pets. $900/mo+utils. More info & appt call: 815-756-9763

Somonauk 2 Bedroom

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

Sycamore ~ Electric Park

3BR, appls, finished bsmnt, garage. Water incl. $975/mo. 815-953-7646 or 815-932-3734 Sycamore. Updated. 2BR, hrdwood flrs. 1 car garage, bsmnt, laundry. No pets. Avail now. $850/mo+sec. 815-766-1513

Crystal Lake

3BR, 1.5BA brick ranch.

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.


DEKALB - 3 bedroom, 1 bath, attached garage, fenced yard, $1000 per month. 815-748-1090 DEKALB - 3BR 2 Bath Ranch, full basement, garage, new carpet, GREAT LOCATION! $1,000/month Call Brian 815-970-2929 DEKALB - Nice 4BR, 3BA House 2 Story, 2 Car Gar, W/D, Finished Basement, 1109 Sycamore Rd Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

ope y Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I495630 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

MARIA MASCOTE, Deceased Case No. 12 P 156 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATION NOTICE TO: CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS 1. Notice is given of the death of Maria Mascote who died on October 1, 2012 a resident of Genoa, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate and his/her address is: Francisco Mascote, 823 S. Oak Creek Drive, Genoa, IL 60135. 3. The attorney for the estate and his/her address is: Richard L. Turner, Jr., 107 W. Exchange Street, Sycamore, IL 60178. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before July 19, 2013. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed.

5. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Section 28-4 of the Probate Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 110 1/2, Par. 28-4). (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 17, 24 & 31, 2013.) Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given to all persons that the Official Town of Cortland Zoning Map illustrating existing zoning districts, regulations and classifications of the Town of Cortland in effect on and prior to December 31, 2012, is available for public inspection at the Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland, Illinois, during business hours until March 31, 2012. This notice is provided in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 65 ILCS 5/11-13-19 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. Cheryl Aldis, Town Clerk Town of Cortland

Dated this 14th day of January 2013.

Call to advertise 800-589-8237 CRST offers the Best Lease Program! SIGN ON BONUS. No Down Payment or Credit Check. Great Pay. Class-A CDL required. Owner Operators Welcome! Call: 866-508-7106

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 17, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on January 2, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as QUALITY HOME SERVICES located at 26 Primrose Lane, Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated January 2, 2013

GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Drivers Needed! Up to $4,000 Sign On Bonus! Dry, Reefer, OTR, Regional. Benefits, 401k, EOE, No East Coast. Call 7 days/wk! 888-653-3304 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME * 6-8 weeks. Accredited Get a Diploma! Get A Job! No Computer Needed. FREE Brochure 1-800-264-8330 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL Need Legal Help? FREE REFERRAL Call 877-270-3855 Courtesy of the Illinois State Bar Association at

/s/ John Acardo Dekalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

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udgm $288,809.14 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments fo the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The property will not be open for inspection. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Anthony Porto at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, call 630-453-6713 25 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 333 Naperville, IL 60563 EMAIL: 630-983-0770 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I495612 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

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C10040111 CHOH IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTYSYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC Plaintiff, vs. Gary L. Lambes; Rhonda S. Lambes; Harris, N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 10 CH 289 Property Address: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on October 25, 2012, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on February 14, 2013 , commencing at 1:00pm, at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 1 (EXCEPT THE WEST 110 FEET THEREOF) IN BLOCK 1 IN WAGNER AND MILLER'S ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF HINCKLEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON MARCH 29TH, 1882, IN BOOK "B", PAGE 47, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 321 North Sycamore Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-15-281-012 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC F. ATEN and DIANA M. ATEN, Defendants. 12-CH-162 Property Address: 407 Short Street, DeKalb, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on November 8, 2012 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: The East 62.25 feet of Lot 5 in Block 2 in W.B. King's Addition to the City of DeKalb, as per Plat thereof recorded in Book "B" of Plats, Page 46, situated in DeKalb County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 0823-127-006 Commonly known as: 407 Short St., DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 14th day of February, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $127,092.91. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is

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