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DSW store will open in DeKalb Footwear chain renovating former Old Navy location on Sycamore Road By DEBBIE BEHRENDS DeKALB – Shoppers will have a new place to get their kicks when DSW opens a shoe store in part of the former Old Navy space in the Oakland Place Shopping Center on the city’s north

side. Roger Hopkins, economic development consultant for the city of DeKalb, said the store’s renovation plans have been in review for about two months. Located between Michael’s and T.J. Maxx, Old Navy closed in February 2012 after 10 years at 2347

Sycamore Road. “We are really looking forward to the store opening, and now some of the mystery behind the remodeling will be reduced,” Hopkins said. Officials announced last month that Five Below, a discount retailer with everything

priced from $1 to $5, would open in the other half of the former Old Navy location, but waited until DSW’s lease was finalized to make an announcement. “We were pretty confident they would carry through with remodeling and improvements, but we couldn’t make the an-

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nouncement until the lease was finalized,” Hopkins said. Hopkins did not have a target opening date. DSW Inc., formerly known as Discount Shoe Warehouse, offers a wide selection of brand name

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Search firm conducts public forum Input gathered on desired traits for new park director By DEBBIE BEHRENDS

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Pharmacy technician Karen Lehan fills prescriptions Jan. 2 at Lehan Drugs in DeKalb. DeKalb police are working with other police agencies to track down leads on who broke into the independent pharmacy between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 7 a.m. Dec. 4.

Police in county see more thefts, illegal sales of prescription drugs By ANDREA AZZO DeKALB – Whoever broke into Lehan Drugs last month to steal prescription drugs and cash might have been more interested in selling the drugs than using them. DeKalb police are working with other police agencies to track down leads on who broke into the independent pharmacy between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 7 a.m. Dec. 4. They don’t yet know if they were local, what their motivation was or how many people were involved. “Something like that doesn’t happen out here very often,” said DeKalb police Sgt. Steve Lekkas. “There’s a good chance this isn’t the first time they’ve done this.” In general, suspects abusing prescription drugs or stealing them to sell on the black market make up a small portion – maybe 10 percent – of drug cases in DeKalb County, but police said such crimes have been increasing in the past two years. It’s a problem that police see all over the county, even in small towns, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said. “It’s always been somewhat of an issue,” he said. “People are getting prescription drugs, selling them, as well as unlawfully obtaining them.” Young people, such as high school and college students, are the most common culprit when it comes to selling prescription drugs, because they are more commonly prescribed medication for legitimate disorders such as anxiety and end up illegally selling their pills, Lekkas said.

DeKALB – Focus groups met Thursday with the search firm for the DeKalb Park District’s next director. The public was invited to the last meeting of the day to provide input on the park district’s strengths, challenges and what traits are needed in a new director. Although only three residents attended the meeting, Steve Persinger of the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates said several questionnaire responses have been emailed. The meeting opened with introductions from the team representing the Rosemont-based search firm. Jane Hodgkinson said she, Persinger and Ray Morrill each have more than 40 years of experience with park districts in Geneva, Lisle and Wheaton, and the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association.

What’s next The search firm plans to conduct more focus groups today. A profile for the next director will be presented to the park board of trustees Jan. 29. Interviews will begin in March. Three to five candidates will be presented to the board by April 9. The board should pick one by May. Dates could change slightly if necessary.

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GOP candidate shifts on wages Ill. gubernatorial hopeful now supports higher minimum By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

Pharmacy technician Marshall Lubbers places drugs back on the shelves Jan. 2 at Lehan Drugs. In Illinois, illegally distributing prescription drugs is treated as an offense which authorities charge the same as drugs such as cocaine, and penalties can include significant prison time.

Tackling the problem in Illinois The state has a prescription drug monitoring program in which a statewide electronic database collects designated information on substances dispensed within the state, including where a prescription was issued and what the dosage of the prescription is.

Source: Drug Enforcement Administration

“Many people who steal these drugs aren’t using the drugs themselves. They sell them on the black market or to people who are craving them.” Don Thomas, Sycamore police chief

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CHICAGO – The rising issue of a minimum wage hike tripped up Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday, as he declared his previous support for cutting Illinois’ minimum wage a “mistake” and said he would now do the opposite: support raising it. The suburban Chicago venture capitalist’s reversal on minimum wage came after a downstate candidate forum last month where he said he’d like to roll back Illinois’ $8.25 an hour to the national rate of $7.25. The comment sparked criticism from unions and his

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Coping with seasonal depression I’ve avoided this week’s topic for nearly two years, but I can’t put it off any longer. We have to talk about the weather. In a week that featured local schools and Northern Illinois University closing two days in a row (because of weather) for the first time in recent memory and news reports Tuesday saying that after 36 hours, the temperature had climbed to zero … well, we have an ugly situation. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a fall/winter guy. I like the winters here. But winter wonderland lost a lot of luster this week. Polar vortexes. Ice tsunamis. Wind chills dozens of degrees below zero. Several deaths in the area. Car crashes, travel disruption, broken water pipes and other mechanical malfunctions beyond measure. It can get to be too much, especially if you’re already battling a form of clinical depression known as seasonal affective disorder. It seems appropriate to mention SAD now because even though we seem to have survived the worst of the cold, as of Wednesday evening, freezing rain and more snow had been predicted for the weekend. Isn’t it reassuring that you can count on me for uplifting commentary? SAD affects nearly half a million

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst people every winter between September and April, peaking in December, January and February, according to Mental Health America, a national advocacy organization. Most sufferers are women, and the major onset tends to happen between ages 18 and 30. The “Winter Blues,” a milder form of SAD, may affect even more people, MHA says. Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal (in his book, “Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder,”) said the prevalence of SAD is much higher, affecting about 14 million Americans. Regardless, SAD is real. It’s not just you (or me) whining. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, significant mood changes, sleep problems, lethargy, overeating (especially including craving starchy and sweet foods), irritability, wanting to avoid people and social situations, and even sexual problems. SAD symptoms tend to stem from daily body rhythms that have gone out of sync with the sun, according to

one study by the National Institute of Mental Health. Exposure to bright light early in the morning and a low dose of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin can help, the study found. Exposure to bright light at the right time is particularly helpful, according to Psych Central, an online mental health social network. Light boxes, which emit artificial light, mimic the sun’s rays. They’re easy to find and are reasonably priced. Depending on the intensity, you might need to use one between 30 minutes and two hours a day, but as long as your eyes are open and you’re an appropriate distance from the light, you can read, talk on the phone, work on a computer, etc. Not that I have a license to practice, but I would also “prescribe” peppermint tea, some exercise, pets, prayer/ meditation, and funny/uplifting media content. Experts do agree on one thing: if the blues get too dark, ask for help. Now.

• Jason Akst teaches journalism and public relations at Northern Illinois University. He also serves as a board member for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, www. You can reach him at or follow him on Twitter (@jasonakst).


Christie apologizes for traffic jams The ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. – Republican Gov. Chris Christie fired one of his top aides Thursday and apologized repeatedly for his staff’s “stupid” behavior, insisting during a nearly two-hour news conference that he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic jams as part of a political vendetta against a Democratic mayor. “I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team,” Christie said as he addressed the widening scandal, which could cast a shadow over his expected run for the White House in 2016. The famously blunt governor fielded dozens of questions from reporters with uncharacteristic patience and at times a sorrowful tone. Christie, who had previously assured the public that his staff had nothing to do with the September lane closings that caused major backups at the George Washington Bridge, said he fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly “because she lied to me” when he demanded weeks ago that anyone who knew anything about the episode come forward. The gridlock in Fort Lee delayed emergency vehicles, school buses and countless commuters for four days. Kelly was the latest casualty in the scandal. Two other top Christie appointees have resigned in the past few weeks. The investigation broke wide open Wednesday, with the release of emails and text messages that suggested Kelly

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Thursday news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. A day after revelations that his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution, the prospective Republican presidential candidate is faced with what may be the biggest test in his political career. arranged the traffic jams to punish Fort Lee’s mayor for not endorsing Christie for re-election. In other developments: • The chief federal prosecutor in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, said he is “reviewing the matter to determine whether a federal law was implicated.” The Legislature also is investigating. Using public resources for political ends can be a crime. Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a former prosecutor and mayor,

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U.S. parents stuck in Congo with adopted children By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press Justin Carroll is the proud dad of a 6-week-old daughter in Tennessee, but thus far he’s done his doting via video phone calls from Africa. Since mid-November, Carroll has been living in Congo, unwilling to leave until he gets exit papers allowing two newly adopted sons to travel with him. Carroll and his wife, Alana, are among scores of U.S. couples caught up in wrenching uncertainty, as a suspension of all foreign adoptions imposed by Congolese authorities has temporarily derailed their efforts to adopt. While most of the families are awaiting a resolution from their homes in the U.S., Justin Carroll and a few other parents whose adoptions had been approved have actually

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A photo provided by the Mauntel family shows (from left) Madeline, 6, Moses, 2, and Micah Mauntel, 4, in Holly Springs, Ga. The Mauntels adopted Moses from Congo and brought him home in October. taken custody of their adopted children in Kinshasa, Congo’s capital. However, they say that promised exit papers for the children are now being withheld pending further

case-by-case reviews, and the parents don’t want to leave Kinshasa without them. “Justin is not going to leave the boys,” Alana Carroll said from Jefferson City,

Tenn., where she’s been caring for daughter Carson since her birth Nov. 25. “In a dire situation, we would just move there,” said Alana, referring to Congo. “Leaving our sons there is not an option.” According to UNICEF estimates, Congo is home to more than 800,000 children who’ve lost both parents, in many cases because of AIDS. Until the suspension was announced in September, Congo had been viewed in the U.S. as a promising option at a time when the number of international adoptions has plummeted. Congo accounted for the sixth highest number of adoptions by Americans in 2012 – 240 children. The U.S. State Department, in its latest Congo advisory, says all applications for exit permits for adopted children

are facing increased scrutiny because of concerns over suspected falsification of documents. Congolese authorities earlier attributed the suspension to concerns that some children had been abused or abandoned by their adoptive parents or have been “sold to homosexuals.” In the past two years, Africa Adoption Services has helped dozens of families adopt from Congo, generally for a cost of about $27,000, excluding travel. Among the successful couples were Emily and Mike Mauntel of Atlanta, whose 2-year-old son, Moses, came home in October. “My heart is breaking for these five families stuck in the Congo and for the many more families waiting to bring their children home,” Emily Mauntel wrote in an email.


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Bursting pipes could accompany warmer temps By LAWERENCE SYNETT Climbing temperatures could bring wet surprises to DeKalb County residents who don’t realize their pipes have frozen. “Right now, the pipes might be frozen, but when the temperatures starts to climb, all these problems are going to come to light,” said DeKalb fire Chief Eric Hicks. “We

don’t see these problems when it’s super cold outside, but when the temps reach above freezing, then we have issues.” DeKalb firefighters responded to more than 84 weather-related calls Sunday through Wednesday, at least eight of those were for frozen pipes that broke. In Sycamore, the fire department has had two calls for burst pipes, while water division crews have dealt with

more than six broken, frozen pipes in houses and one water main break. If a pipe bursts, residents should shut off the water at the main valve and call emergency personnel and a plumber. Hicks suggests residents who aren’t familiar with their shutoff valves locate them before an emergency arises. “A homeowner can prevent thousands of dollars in damages by knowing where it is,”

he said. “By the time it breaks, and we get there, it can only take minutes to wreak havoc.” If residents are aware of a frozen pipe or faucet, they can use a hair dryer to thaw it, but are encouraged to heat water on the stove, soak towels in the hot water and wrap them around cold sections of the pipes. Start thawing it nearest to the faucet and make sure the faucet is turned on so that water can drip out.

install covers on all outside faucets; keep the house temperature at 68 degrees or higher, even if leaving the house for an extended period of time; and open cabinet doors below sinks to allow heat from the home to circulate. Other tips include allowing a faucet to drip slightly, using pipe insulation or heating tapes, closing all windows and vents near pipes, and weather-sealing windows.

“Most of the issues we have seen are related to people trying to thaw them with a propane torch or electric heat tape,” Sycamore fire Chief Peter Polarek said. “We have had bad results from people trying to thaw their pipes and not taking proper precautions. The safe bet is to hire a professional.” To prevent pipes from freezing, residents should disconnect all gardening hoses and


Mattson Ber (left), 8, and Brian Mammoser, 9, finish a crab walking race during a Kidz Fit & Fun class Thursday at the Genoa Fitness Center. The class is open to all children on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

DeKalb residents asked to clear storm basins DeKALB – DeKalb leaders are asking residents to clear snow and ice from storm basins near their homes to prevent flooding during the expected rain. The DeKalb area is expected to get about a third of an inch of rain and ice Friday and about a half-inch of rain Friday night, according to DeKalb officials also are asking residents to clear snow and ice from around hydrants. Questions can be directed to the DeKalb Public Works Department at 815-748-2030.

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GENOA – Genoa-Kingston School District 424 officials are seeking candidates to fill a school board vacancy created when Vice President Steve Caldwell resigned last month. The term will expire in April 2015. Interested candidates can pick up an application at the district office at 980 Park Ave., Genoa, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are due Jan. 24. For information, call Superintendent Joe Burgess Jr. at 815-784-6222.

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Culture cited in assaults Report examines issue at nation’s military schools By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press

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Steve Bosshard (center) passes out specially prepared boxes of food at a food bank distribution Wednesday in Petaluma, Calif., as part of a research project with Feeding America to try to improve the health of diabetics in food-insecure families.

Food stamp cuts could backfire Doctors say it may raise health costs The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result. Among the risks of hunger are spiked rates of diabetes and developmental problems for children down the road. The doctors’ lobbying effort comes as Congress is working on a compromise farm

bill that’s certain to include food stamp cuts. Republicans want heftier reductions than do Democrats in yet another partisan battle over the government’s role in helping poor Americans. Food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program feed 1 in 7 Americans and cost almost $80 billion a year, twice what it cost five years ago. Conservatives say the program spiraled out of control as the economy struggled and the costs are not sustainable. They say the neediest people will not go hungry. The health and financial risks of hunger have not played a major role in the debate. But the medical com-

munity said cutting food aid could backfire through higher Medicaid and Medicare costs. “If you’re interested in saving health care costs, the dumbest thing you can do is cut nutrition,” said Dr. Deborah Frank of Boston Medical Center, who founded the Children’s HealthWatch pediatric research institute. “People don’t make the hunger-health connection.” A study published this week helps illustrate that link. Food banks report longer lines at the end of the month as families exhaust their grocery budgets, and California researchers found that more poor people with a dangerous diabetes complication are hospitalized then, too.

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special friend, Ione Bennett. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert (Jeanette), Ralph (Lucille) and Raymond (Sofia) Shuck; and sister, Helen (Everett) Casson. The funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, at Beverage Family Funeral Home in Sandwich with Pastor Don Ridder officiating. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Private interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich. Memorials can be directed to Kishwaukee Hospital. Arrangements were handled by Beverage Family Funeral Home, Sandwich. For information, visit To sign the online guest book, visit

8OBITUARIES ROLLIE L. EWING Born: Feb. 15, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind. Died: Jan. 7, 2014, in Sycamore, Ill. SYCAMORE – Bishop Rollie L. Ewing, 73, of Sycamore, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Sycamore. He was the pastor of Israel of God’s Church, WHA, in Sycamore, and also Apostolic Bishop over 13 sister-churches throughout the United States. Bishop Ewing was a great leader and a man of exemplary honor and dignity. He was born Feb 15, 1940, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Leroy and Mary (Lewis) Ewing, who both preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Betty (Barnhill) Ewing; two daughters, Lolita Janel McCormick and Damita (Juan) Moore, and son, Michael Ewing, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one uncle, Daniel (Karen) Lewis of Mount Holly, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hubert, Sandra Wood and Jeri (Bishop Donald) Smith, all of Terre Haute; a host of other relatives and friends; and two very special friends, Brother Robert (Norma) Duncan of Queens, N.Y., and Deacon Clinton (Christine) Haynes of Galesburg. His funeral service will be at noon Sunday, Jan. 12, at Israel of God’s Church, 248 W. North Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178, with Bishop Ronald C. Henton officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. • Butcher • Baker • Deli • Fresh Seafood • Specialty Wines and Beers

GERTRUDE FRANCIS WALLIS Born: July 27, 1925, in Sandwich, Ill. Died: Jan. 8, 2014, in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Gertrude Francis Wallis, 88, of Sycamore, Ill., formerly of Sandwich, passed away Jan. 8, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Born July 27, 1925, in Sandwich, to James and Zada (Rumney) Shuck, she married Ralph Wallis Sr. on Nov. 10, 1943, in Sheridan, and just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She loved to dabble in painting and crafting, and wintering in Mission, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Sr.; children, Ralph (Peg) Wallis of Sycamore and Rich (Carolyn) Wallis of The Villages, Fla.; brothers, Paul (Phyllis) Shuck of Waterman and Fred (Doris) Shuck of Arizona; sister, Joanna (Harold) Capper of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a

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WASHINGTON – A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department report that comes in the wake of scandals that rocked teams at all three academies last year. Defense officials said the culture permeates the academies beyond just the locker room, saying that students often feel they need to put up with sexist and offensive behavior as part of their

school life, according to the report obtained by The Associated Press. The annual report on sexual assaults at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., identifies sports and club teams as an area where they need to expand sexual assault prevention training for coaches and faculty. The report is expected to be made public today. Overall, reported sexual assaults at the academies went down, from 80 to 70, during the school year that ended in May. Of those, almost two-thirds were at the Air Force Academy. It also notes that alcohol is often a factor in sexual assaults, and it urges military leaders to do more to restrict and monitor drinking and liquor sales.

Athletes and sports teams are coming under increased scrutiny in light of separate harassment and assault incidents at all three schools. At the Naval Academy, three members of the football team faced accusations in a complicated sexual assault case involving a female student at an off-campus party. Charges were dropped against one team member and may be dropped against another. The third is still scheduled for trial. At West Point, the men’s rugby team was temporarily disbanded, and more than a dozen seniors were demoted and faced other punishment and restrictions, after emails that were derogatory to women came to light. And there was a similar problem with sports team members at the Air Force Academy circulating a document that disparaged women.

Chase R. Lundry, 19, of the 47w200 block of Primrose Lane, Hampshire, was charged Sunday, Dec. 29 with underage drinking. Adam L. Webb, 21, of the 600 block of Haish Boulevard, DeKalb, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 29 on an in-state warrant. Dominic A. Porter, 20, of the 1500 block of Stonefield Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 29 with domestic battery. Brianna E. Brown, 19, of the 1400 block of Twombly Road, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Dec. 30 with retail theft. Samuel D. Meigel, 20, of the 1200 block of West Sturbridge Drive, Hoffman Estates, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 31 with marijuana possession.

Avenue, Chicago, was charged Thursday, Jan. 9 with driving without insurance and driving with a revoked license.

8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

DeKalb city Preston S. Poyner, 23, of the 1300 block of West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, was arrested Saturday, Dec. 28 on an instate warrant. Jonathan Davilla, 19, of the 800 block of Fotis Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 29 with keeping a disorderly house. Paul M. Laurie, 19, of the 200 block of Kings Mill Court, Schaumburg, was charged Sunday, Dec. 29 with underage drinking.

DeKalb County Howard Williams, 25, of the 1400 block of South Avers

Sycamore Jeremy A. Scholl, 38, of Sycamore, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 8 with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic battery. Natasha M. Beaumont, 18, of Sycamore, was charged Sunday, Jan. 5 with driving on a suspended or revoked license. Trenton E. Walker, 23, of Sycamore, was charged Saturday, Jan. 4 with domestic battery.

Northern Illinois University Rebecca N. Griffith Perez, 23, of DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 8 on a warrant for obstructing justice.



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The former Old Navy store at 2347 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, is undergoing renovation. Roger Hopkins, DeKalb’s economic development consultant, confirmed that retailers DSW and Five Below would be occupying the space.

DeKalb DSW store to be on small side • DSW Continued from page A1 and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and children. According to the company’s website,, it operates 394 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as 356 leased departments for other retailers in the U.S. According to the website, DSW stores are typically about 22,000 square feet, but Hopkins said the DeKalb store will be in the 10,000- to 12,000-square-foot range. “We understand they just started opening smaller stores in smaller communities about six to eight months ago,” Hopkins said. DeKalb Mayor John Rey

said city officials have been trying to attract DSW since it ranked second among desired retailers in the local shopping behavior survey. “The apparel sector is one we’ve been focused on to give options to those consumers we’ve probably been losing to surrounding areas,” Rey said. Hopkins said that survey was conducted in the fall of 2011 and presented to the City Council in the spring of 2012. Trader Joe’s was the most desired retailer. Other businesses on the list included Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Ulta, Baby’s R Us, Home Depot, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Gander Mountain, Crate & Barrel, Home Goods and HyVee. DSW representatives did not immediately return calls for comment Thursday.

Board hopes to choose parks director by May • DIRECTOR Continued from page A1 “As we hear from these focus groups, we begin to see recurring themes,” Hodgkinson said. “This helps us to develop a profile for what the district wants in its next director,” she said. The profile will be presented to the park board Jan. 29, Hodgkinson said. Interviews will begin in March with a slate of three to five candidates presented to the board by April 9. The board should be able to reach a decision by May. “This is a long process, but we develop a picture that shapes the job announcements,” Hodgkinson said. Morrill said HYA conducts extensive background and reference checks. Those reference checks are not limited to just the references candidates provide. “We have a lot of contacts

in the industry, so we check with a variety of people for background on candidates,” Hodgkinson said. Morrill said informal recruiting already has begun. Strengths identified by the public group present included the wide variety of parks and facilities that are well maintained, a board that is responsive to community needs, a pool, a diversity of activities and a friendly, polite staff. Challenges included the pool renovation, board members needing to be on the same page, better communication is needed between the board and director, and public relations challenges created by past problems. The group also created a list of traits it believed were important for a new director including aquatic knowledge, an interest in all areas of the district, good communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to hire good staff members as needed.

Quinn wants $10 minimum • WAGES Continued from page A1 Republican opponents, making it the most prominent issue of the 2014 campaign season so far. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who’s seeking re-election, wants to raise the rate to at least $10 an hour, an approach that runs parallel to a national Democratic strategy and one that could linger throughout the campaign.

Meanwhile, Rauner made efforts to defend and clarify his position, including an opinion piece published Thursday in the Chicago Tribune. The other Republican candidates – Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, none of whom supports an increase – all blasted Rauner’s comments as flip-flopping and as being out-of-touch since Rauner is a billionaire.

Commonly abused prescription drugs include pain relievers and mood-altering drugs, Sycamore police Chief Don Thomas said. Drugs commonly sold on the black market include the painkiller Oxycontin, anti-anxiety medication Xanax and Adderall, a stimulant commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Lekkas said. “Many people who steal these drugs aren’t using the drugs themselves,” Thomas said. “They sell them on the black market or to people

who are craving them.” In Illinois, illegally distributing prescription drugs is treated as an offense which authorities charge the same as drugs such as cocaine, and penalties can include significant prison time. For example, Nicole Benson, 21, of Somonauk, could face between six and 30 years in prison if convicted of drug-induced homicide charges she faces in connection with the death of a friend. Prosecutors allege Benson gave her friend, Kelsey I. McGuire, 19, of Leland, lethal amounts of hydrocodone and Xanax in March 2013, Dumdie said.

Benson, McGuire and a few friends slept at Benson’s house March 10 after partying, and Benson was unable to wake McGuire up in the morning, Dumdie said. Benson is next due in court Tuesday. In another DeKalb County case, DeKalb residents Melany Laird, 30, and Jeffrey S. Hyde, 38, were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after Laird, a former pharmacy technician at Hy-Vee, stole 60 tablets of hydrocodone acetaminophen from Hy-Vee in February 2012, court records show Both she and Hyde plead-

ed guilty to one of the felony counts and were sentenced to six months in jail and 2 years of probation in July 2012. To be proactive about stopping illegal prescription drug sales, the DeKalb Police Department conducts undercover investigations to try to buy drugs from dealers and arrest them. In their last sting Oct. 8, DeKalb police arrested about five people selling prescription drugs, Lekkas said. “People don’t think about it very often, but if you get caught [illegally selling prescription drugs], it’s just like having cocaine or heroin,” Lekkas said. “It’s really not much different.”


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Mortgages stifle economy

Women as incubators first, people second Earlier today, I pulled off my bookshelf a tattered copy of Susan Faludi’s 1991 groundbreaking book, “Backlash.” The book fell open to this long-ago underlined passage: “To many men in the anti-abortion movement, the speed with which women embraced sexual and reproductive freedom could be frightening. And unlike the rise of the gender voting gap or the increasing number of women at work, this revolution in female behavior had invaded their most intimate domain. “’Males have almost completely lost control of procreative activity,’ [anti-feminist author George] Gilder wrote; it is ‘now dependent, to a degree unprecedented in history, on the active pleasure of women.’ No wonder, he observed, so many men ‘resist abortion on demand.’ “Men who found these changes distressing couldn’t halt the pace of women’s bedroom liberation directly, but banning abortion might be one way to apply the brakes. If they couldn’t stop growing numbers of women from climbing into the sexual driver’s seat, they could at least make the women’s drive more dangerous – by jamming the reproductive controls.” It is breathtaking to see just how relevant Faludi’s writing is 23 years later. She could be describing the legislatures in more than half the states in this country that have severely limited women’s legal right to an abortion in the past three years alone. The latest heartbreaking story about a sanctioned disregard for women is unfolding in Texas, where 33-year-old Marlise Munoz lies brain dead but unable to die in a hospital in Fort Worth. Munoz, the mother of a toddler, was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child when she collapsed on her kitchen floor in

VIEWS Connie Schultz November from what appears to be a blood clot in her lungs. There is no doubt that she cannot recover, and it is clear that her family does not want her on life support. Nevertheless, doctors insist that a Texas law passed in 1989 and amended 10 years later requires them to keep her tethered to life support until her fetus, now at 20 weeks, is delivered. No one knows for sure how long Munoz had stopped breathing before her husband found her unconscious on the floor, which could have serious ramifications for her fetus. “That poor fetus had the same lack of oxygen, the same electric shocks, the same chemicals that got her heart going again,” Munoz’s father, Ernest Machado, told The Dallas Morning News. “For all we know, it’s in the same condition that Marlise is in.” As Amanda Marcotte so eloquently put it for Slate, “if your goal is to legally enshrine the notion that pregnant women are incubators first and humans second, keeping their bodies alive to grow babies long after their minds are gone is a perfect way to do it.” Stop right there if you’re tempted to tell yourself, “Only in Texas.” The Center for Women Policy Studies reported last year that more than 30 states restrict doctors’ ability to end life support for terminally ill pregnant women. This is my 12th year as a newspaper columnist. For all of those 12 years, I’ve been writing about a woman’s constitution-

al right to make her own decisions about her own body. I’m not going to pretend this hasn’t felt increasingly like rolling that boulder up the metaphorical mountain. In that time, the number of legislative efforts to prevent women from having that control has skyrocketed, including in my home state. Ohio’s perennial tag as a “battleground state” bears particular poignancy for the women who live here. As I’ve noted before, Republican candidates here ran in 2010 on jobs, jobs, jobs. After sweeping the statewide offices and capturing both houses of the General Assembly, they quickly set their sights on women, proposing more anti-abortion legislation in the first 15 months than in the previous 10 years. In July, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, surrounded by men, put his signature on the budget, which included new anti-abortion measures that never even saw a debate. Brave soul that he is, he dodged reporters after he signed it. As The New York Times’ Erik Eckholm reported last week, state legislatures across the country have used the past three years to chip away at women’s legal access to abortion services. As a result, entire populations of women are in crisis. Surely, most of these laws will not survive court challenges. I take heart in that; I really do. Now, if I could just stop thinking about the thousands of women who don’t have the time to wait.

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


Utah couples now stuck in marriage purgatory Utah usually is known for grand vistas, fluffy snow and social conservatism so pronounced that buying a beverage containing more than 3.2 percent alcohol is a real hassle. The biggest issue along the Wasatch Range these days, however, is what will happen to the roughly 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who rushed to obtain marriage licenses after a federal court suspended the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, R, announced Wednesday that, although the state won’t be ripping up marriage licenses just yet, it will not recognize them, just as it will not recognize same-sex unions codified in, say, California. That’s not the fair answer, and Utah’s married same-sex couples should challenge it. On Dec. 20, U.S. District Judge James Shelby threw out the state’s same-sex marriage prohibition. He refused to stay his ruling, as did the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. On Monday, however, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay after more

than two weeks in which Utah officials issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples who requested them. Varied Supreme Court rulings don’t offer clear guidance on whether Utah can curb the effect of activity under such a district court ruling once that ruling is stayed or overturned. At the least, it would be reasonable to let the licenses persist normally as long as the question of their legality is open. A final court decision might take years to come down. In the meantime, same-sex couples in Utah who made it to the altar will want to file taxes jointly, enroll jointly for health insurance and enjoy spousal inheritance benefits, to name a few things. Incoherently, Herbert is counseling state officials not to withdraw state services already offered to married same-sex couples, such as driver’s licenses that reflect new married names, but to refuse extending new services to those same couples while litigation continues. We’d like to see a federal court review Herbert’s action, and the upholding of the

original decision. But what happens if a higher court overturns Judge Shelby’s ruling? It’s relatively easy to conclude that people shouldn’t be liable for criminal penalties or accrue civil fines for acting pursuant to a federal court decision, even if that decision is later deemed an error. The practical results of decisions by lower federal judges shouldn’t always be preserved if they are overruled later. But in this case it’s offensive for courts to offer the right of legal, lifelong partnership to Utah’s same-sex couples and then snatch it away after those couples acted in good faith. The best result would be for Utah, led by Herbert, to make these questions moot by trying to find a way to recognize, permanently, those 1,000 marriage licenses under existing or new state law. For that matter, we’d like the state to render the unfolding legal fight unnecessary by ridding itself entirely of its discriminatory ban. The Washington Post

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Being underwater on the mortgage is a drag for homeowners and for our state’s economy. The outsized loans can have a number of negative effects on these unfortunate borrowers, all of it adding up to them having less money to spend and less opportunity to meet their goals than they otherwise might. Market data shows that Illinois has a higher percentage of underwater homeowners than most states. According to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac, a real-estate information company based in Irvine, Calif., Illinois has the third-highest percentage of homeowners whose properties are “deeply underwater,” behind only Nevada (38 percent) and Florida (34 percent). RealtyTrac defines “deeply underwater” as those whose mortgages are at least 125 percent of the market value of their home. Statewide, about 32 percent For the record of homeowners – about 775,000 households – are The spending power of “deeply underwater,” while underwater homeowners in the Chicago market, who have chosen not it’s 33 percent, the report to abandon their homes shows. to foreclosure is muted. A more conservative That’s a bad thing for our estimate by financial inforstate’s economy. mation provider CoreLogic (also based in Irvine) put the figure at 17.7 percent of Illinois homeowners who were underwater, with another 3.7 percent nearly so, in the third quarter of 2013. That’s still more than 400,000 underwater homeowners. Having so many people saddled with outsized debts will continue to hold back our state’s economy until either enough time passes or more relief measures are undertaken. Illinois homeowners have received some relief, including more than $1.8 billion in principal reductions and refinancing for underwater loans under a national foreclosure settlement reached in 2012. But the problem remains. Some might be tempted to blame these homeowners for making bad investments, and it is partly their responsibility. However, let us not forget the wisdom that once prevailed about the relative safety of investing in homeownership, how popular wisdom encouraged people buy homes everywhere, and how eager banks were to lend this money during the housing boom that ended in the middle of the last decade. Today, those underwater homeowners who have chosen not to abandon their homes to foreclosure have less money to spend on other goods and services than they would if their mortgage were in line with their property’s value. Those who do not have the money to cover the shortfall in their loan-to-value ratio might have missed out on opportunities to take advantage of lower interest rates or to move in pursuit of new career prospects. The number of homes that are deeply underwater nationwide shrunk to about 9.3 million nationally in December, down from a peak of 12.8 million in May 2012, according to RealtyTrac. It’s a sign that home prices are increasing around the country. But there remain obstacles for homeowners and for the recovery of the housing market. Until property values begin to appreciate at a faster pace, or more is done to relieve underwater homeowners of some of their burden, Illinois’ economic recovery will continue to face a headwind.


Dennis Rodman makes flagrant foul on N. Korea Former NBA star Dennis Rodman carved a niche for himself in the 1990s among aficionados of rebounding, hair dyes and bizarre public behavior. The fun turned rancid a couple of years ago, when his attorneys said he could not pay $800,000 in child support because he was “broke” and “extremely sick” from alcoholism. Now Rodman is attempting to rehabilitate himself and his bank account by serving as a propagandist for one of the world’s cruelest and most brutal dictators, Kim Jong Un of North Korea. On Wednesday, in a grotesque replay of Marilyn Monroe, he crooned “Happy Birthday to You” to the 31-year-old tyrant before playing an exhibition game in Pyongyang. This came after he proclaimed his “love” for his “friend” and responded to a question about an American held prisoner in a North Korean labor camp with a rant suggesting that he deserved to be there. As the State Department and NBA hastened to make clear, Rodman is not engaged in a legitimate exercise of sports diplomacy – and his antics are anything but amusing. As escapee Shin Dong-hyuk pointed out in The Washington Post last month, Kim presides over labor camps used “to punish, starve and work to death people who the regime decides are a threat.” One inmate of that gulag is Kenneth Bae, who was arrested more than a year ago while leading a business tour; he was sentenced in May to 15 years of hard labor. According to his family, Bae has lost more than 50 pounds and his health has deteriorated. Yet the Kim regime has ignored appeals for his release. It wouldn’t be surprising if the callow Kim were to conclude that, thanks to Rodman, he doesn’t need to free Bae in order to win good will in the United States. As the prisoner’s sister puts it, that is “no diplomacy”; it is “playing games with my brother’s life.” The Washington Post

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Redskins claim last four matches

Rodman apologizes for comments on American PYONGYANG, North Korea – Dennis Rodman (above) apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players. The former basketball star issued the apology through publicist Jules Feiler in an email message to The Associated Press, a day after he sang “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the friendly game. Rodman has been slammed for not using his influence with Kim to help free Kenneth Bae, the missionary in poor health who is being confined in North Korea for “anti-state” crimes. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Rodman implied Bae was at fault. Rodman said he wanted to apologize first to Bae’s family. “I’m very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I’m truly sorry.” In the interview, Rodman was asked whether he would raise the issue of Bae during his visit. – Wire report

By T.G. SMITH MORRIS – Dealing with a couple of absences, Sycamore wrestling couldn’t hold a midmatch lead and fell to Morris, 38-33, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual match. “We had some good matches. There were some close ones. We do have a couple of guys out, but that’s all right though,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “I thought Patrick Mathey stepped in there and got a big pin at 170. But there were a couple of other matches I thought we needed to fight a little bit more. Where we could have gotten a

little bit better effort. “But the team battled. It was a close dual. A fun dual to be part of. [Thursday night], there were a lot of good things, but there are obviously other things we need to work on.” The match started at the 120-pound bout where Sycamore’s Kyle Akins won by fall in 2:44 over Jared Bernard to remain undefeated. The Spartans then went up 12-0 when Logan Mathey pinned Dominic Byerly in 24 seconds. Morris got on the board when Kenny Baldridge won by fall in 1:13 and the Redskins crept within 12-11 when A.J. Vota won on a technical fall against Jesus Renteria. However, Sycamore began to separate itself in the match and at one point had opened up a 33-14 lead before Morris closed out the night with four

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Sycamore’s Michael Ernster wrestles Morris’ Emmet Chouinard. Ernster beat Chouinard, 4-0, but Morris beat Sycamore, 38-33. straight wins to claim the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East dual.

Sycamore (7-9) got a win from Andrew Larsen in 46 seconds over Cody Decker at

145 and Michael Ernster beat Emmet Chouinard, 4-0, at 152. Trevor Allbert outlasted Michael Beaudoin for Morris at 160 winning, 6-2, but Sycamore then added two wins (Mathey and Christopher Malone) around a double forfeit at 182 that gave the Spartans the 19-point lead with four bouts remaining. Morris won all four – two by pin and two by forfeit – to claim the team dual. “I knew this was going to be a close one on paper. There were matches tonight where they were clearly better than us and there were matches where we were clearly better than them,” Morris coach Jon Lanning said. “Then there were matches that were dead even. We hung in there and then our freshman Andrew Smith finished if off for us.”



8WHAT TO WATCH NBA: Bulls at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m., CSN The Bulls (15-18) continue to move forward without recently traded Luol Deng. They posted a win against a Western Conference team, the Phoenix Suns (21-13), at the United Center. Tonight, the Bulls take on their Central Division rival, the Milwaukee Bucks (7-27). Boxing Junior lightweights, Arash Usmanee (20-1-1) vs. Juan Antonio Rodriguez (24-4-0), at Tacoma, Wash., 8 p.m., ESPN2 Golf European PGA Tour, Volvo Champions, second round, at Durban, South Africa (sameday tape), 10 a.m., TGC PGA Tour, Sony Open, second round, at Honolulu, 6 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Radford at High Point, 6 p.m., ESPNU Wright State at Valparaiso, 8 p.m., ESPNU Men’s college hockey Michigan State at Ohio State, 5:30 p.m., BTN Alabama Huntsville at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Michigan at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN Pro basketball Miami at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., ESPN L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

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Hinckley-Big Rock’s Jacqueline Madden loses the ball to a defender in the first quarter against Serena on Thursday in Hinckley. The Royals lost to the Huskers, 52-41.

Opponent’s full-court press, Royals’ turnovers lead to loss By STEVE NITZ HINCKLEY – Unfortunately, it was too little, too late for Hinckley-Big Rock. After trailing big most of the second half, Jacqueline Madden’s 3-pointer with just less than three minutes left in Thursday’s critical Little Ten contest against Serena brought the

Royals to within eight points. However, it wasn’t going to be enough, as H-BR’s offense was sluggish most of the night against the Huskers’ trapping, presssing defense, which paid off in a 52-41 Serena victory. With the win, the Huskers (10-5, 4-1 Little Ten Conference) stayed in the conference title hunt with Newark, which was unbeaten heading into

Thursday, while H-BR’s (7-10, 3-2 LTC) conference championship hopes are now a longshot. “More than anything I think there was a sense of urgency,” H-BR coach Greg Burks said of his team’s fourth-quarter run which came up short. “We’ve got to find a way to have a sense of urgency for 32 minutes.”


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Jeffery headed to Pro Bowl By KEVIN FISHBAIN Alshon Jeffery will replace Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the Pro Bowl, joining Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte, the Bears announced Thursday. Johnson is having offseason knee surgery. “I’m extremely blessed and thankful for the opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl. I want to thank (wide receivers) coach (Mike) Groh, (head) coach (Marc) Trestman and the rest of my teammates for putting me in a position to succeed this

season,” Jeffery said. “Thanks to all the fans for all of the support this season and I’m looking forward to playing with Brandon and Matt in Hawaii.” Jeffery had a breakout second season, catching 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 16 carries for 105 yards. He was fourth in the NFC in receptions and second in receiving yards. Jeffery’s seven catches of 40 yards or more were second-most in the NFC. In December, Marshall made his pitch to get Jeffery a Pro Bowl nod.

“Everybody out there, you need to go vote for Alshon Jeffery, Pro Bowl,” he said. “It’d be a shame if he was not in the Pro Bowl.” Jeffery is ranked second in Bears franchise history for most receiving yards in a single season. “Just being from where I came from to where I am now, what I’m doing … it’s just special to be part of the success we’re having as a team,” JefErica Benson – fery said. “I want to thank my Mama and my family. I’m go- The Bears’ Alshon Jeffery receives the ball near the 10-yard line against ing to continue to make you all Packers defensive back Sam Shields against the Green Bay Packers on proud.” Dec. 29 at Soldier Field.


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Indian Creek at LaMoille, 6:45 p.m. Hiawatha at Paw Paw, 6:45 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 7 p.m. DeKalb at Rochelle, 7 p.m. Morris at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Newark, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb at Rochelle, 5:30 p.m. Sycamore at Yorkville, 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY Boys Basketball DeKalb at Chicago Vocational, 3 p.m. Evergreen Park at Indian Creek in Hoopapalooza V, 6 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Kaneland at Burlington Central, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb at Chicago Vocational, noon Newark at Indian Creek in Hoopapalooza V, 4:30 p.m. Kaneland at Burlington Central, 6 p.m. Seneca at Hinckley-Big Rock, 6 p.m. Rockford Christian at GenoaKingston, 7:15 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston at Plano tournament, 9 a.m. Sycamore, Kaneland at 38th annual Sycamore Invitational, 9 a.m. Girls Bowling Kaneland at IMSA, 8 a.m. Sycamore, DeKalb at Sycamore’s Matt Clark Invite, 9 a.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS KYSO accepting spring soccer registrations The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization is taking registrations for its spring recreational soccer leagues. Registration is open through Feb. 28 at kanelandyouthsoccer. com and is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 17. Registration fees are $85 for the first child and $65 for each additional child. After Feb. 28, the normal registration rate of $135 will take place. The spring season includes six games running from April 26 through May 31. All games and practices are at the KYSO fields next to Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Games are played between 9 a.m. and noon Saturdays. For questions, contact Mo Gannon at 630-463-9001 (ext. 707) or email Gannon at

Elburn native, Lekkas, earns NAHL honor Springfield Blues rookie goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, 17, helped his team to a weekend split in Topeka, Kansas, and earned a North American Hockey League North Star of the Week honor earlier this week. On Friday night, the Elburn native made 46 saves in a 2-0 loss to the RoadRunners. On Saturday night, Lekkas (5-11, 165 pounds) stopped all 45 shots that came his way in regulation and it overtime, and then he stopped all three shooters in the shootout for the 1-0 shutout win. It was his first career NAHL shutout.

NIU women’s basketball suffers close loss at Toledo Northern Illinois guard Danny Pulliam’s game-tying layup attempt rimmed out as the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team lost, 73-71, at Toledo on Thursday in Toledo, Ohio. NIU was down by 17 points with more than nine minutes to play but fought its way back. Amanda Corral led the Huskies (5-7, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) with a game-high 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting. Pulliam added 13 and had seven assists and no turnovers. “We played very flat in the first half and when I say that I don’t want that to take away from the second-half performance, because that was a lot of fun to watch. I’m very proud of how we played in that second half,” NIU coach Kathi Bennett said in a news release. “We had a lot of big stops in the second half and we played with a lot of intensity. I wish we would have played with a little bit more in the first half. We have a lot we can take and learn from this game, moving forward with Eastern Michigan on Sunday.” – Staff reports

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Is Kruger right fit for Kane? Recently bumped up lineman looks to fill untapped role By MARK LAZERUS Sounds easy enough. Just hop over the boards, give Patrick Kane the puck, let him do his thing, and watch your point total skyrocket. Easiest job in hockey, right? “I don’t know if Kaner really needs much help,” winger Kris Versteeg said. “I’ve played with some very good players, but none as talented as him.” But the fact is, it’s a tricky thing to play on a line with Kane. His otherworldly talent and puck-handling abilities, combined with his uncanny vision and touch, require a different mentality from his linemates. Kane needs a center who is happy to defer to his right wing, to think defense first while Kane freelances all over the ice. Yet he also needs a center who can read Kane’s mind well enough to be in the right place at the right time for a pass or a well-placed rebound. “It’s a little bit different, because he wants the puck all the time,” Michal Handzus said. “So you want to try to give him the puck all the time.” That’s been Handzus’ job for most of the season. But Handzus – who filled the second-line center role admirably in the playoffs, albeit while Kane was on the top line – has been struggling lately, and perhaps has been bringing the once red-hot Kane down with him. Enter Marcus Kruger – a guy with the speed to keep up with Kane, the defense-first

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New York Rangers’ Carl Hagelin (right), battles for the puck against the Blackhawks’ Marcus Kruger during the third period Wednesday at the United Center. mind-set to balance the line, and the selflessness to let Kane do what Kane does. “He’s an unbelievable player,” said Kruger, who was bumped up to the second line Wednesday against the Rangers and will get another crack at it Saturday in Montreal. “He wants the puck, and he’s probably the guy we want to have the puck the most, too.” Quenneville said he was wary of Kruger’s lack of a finishing touch (just 17 career goals in 171 games, although he’s largely been used in a checking role). But Kruger always has said there’s an untapped offensive side to his game, and said Wednesday

night, “I definitely want to play in that role.” His vastly improved faceoff percentage – a team-best 56.8 percent – works in his favor, too. “He’s got that will to find a way to contribute any way he can,” Quenneville said. “He’s really moved up the ladder in a lot of people’s eyes around this locker room.” Kruger replaces Handzus, a reliable and savvy defensive presence whose lack of speed made for a sometimes awkward fit with Kane. For all the good things Handzus brought to that line – the pass-first mentality, the awareness, the size to clear room for Kane –

he sometimes simply couldn’t keep up. Still, Kane said the chemistry between the two was “good.” “He makes it easy, as far as playing defense and kind of just roaming out there,” Kane said. But the fact is, most of Kane’s production during his torrid November and December came without Handzus on the ice. Handzus hasn’t assisted on any of Kane’s goals, and Kane has only assisted on one of Handzus’ goals. The line’s been particularly ineffective in the past two weeks. Kane has just one assist in the five games since his 14-game point streak ended. So now it’ll be Kruger trying to put the puck on Kane’s stick, and trying to put Kane in the best position possible to produce. It’s a highly coveted job. But as the Hawks continue their never-ending search for a long-term solution at second-line center, it’s becoming clear that it’s not as easy as it looks. “Anytime you play with different players, you’re going to try to play to their strengths,” said Kane, who’ll be adapting to his fifth center in fewer than 12 months. “You’ve got to play to their strengths and try to implement your strengths in there, too, to be successful as a line. Sometimes you have to switch it up as a player.” • Mark Lazerus covers the Blackhawks for the Chicago Sun-Times. He can be reached via email at


DeKalb-Sycamore swim team continues dual-meet dominance By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF The DeKalb-Sycamore coop boys swim team continued its dominance in dual meets with a 114-56 victory Thursday over McHenry. “Overall, I was really pleased with the meet. The boys are obviously pretty tired from training so hard over winter break,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “Some of the boys, even though they were pretty exhausted, were still pulling career-best and season-best times.” Jacob Bjork was the meet’s only individual double-winner, taking first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 freestyle. Dylan Powers won the 100 butterfly while Daniel Hein took first in the 500 free. Ryan Schultz was first in the 100 backstroke and Michael Carlson was victorious in the 100 breaststroke. The co-op won all three relays as Schultz, Bjork, Hein and Holden Mackey combined to win the 200 medley. Bjork, Powers, Carlson and Hein took first in the 200 free relay and Mackey, Powers, Schultz and Carlson won the 400 free relay.

“We have a long season, but we’re also approaching a championship season here soon looking ahead to the conference meet which is just a few weeks away,” Eames said. “We’re exactly where we need to be.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL Timberwolves dominate Paw Paw: Indian Creek got an easy road win at Paw Paw, 66-38. Josie Diehl led Indian Creek (10-9, 4-1 Little Ten) with 16 points while Samantha Mosley was one rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. Madison Russell also had 12 points in the win. Indian Creek plays Newark on Saturday. Kaneland beats Morris: Kaneland defeated Morris, 57-45, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East matchup. The Knights got 13 points each from Ally VanBogaert and Kelly Wallner, who also grabbed 11 rebounds. Caroline Heimerdinger scored 10 points with three steals and Camri Conley dished out five assists for the Knights (9-8, 2-1 NI Big 12 East). Hiawatha falls: Hiawatha lost to Somonauk, 51-39, at

home in a Little Ten Conference matchup.

BOYS BASKETBALL G-K tips Stillman Valley: Genoa-Kingston defeated Stillman Valley, 52-44, in a Big Northern Conference crossover game. Tommy Lucca led the Cogs (10-4) with 22 points while Danny Hansen had 12. Griffin McNeal scored seven points and grabbed 13 rebounds. The Cogs play Saturday at Sycamore.

BOYS BOWLING DeKalb sweeps LaSalle-Peru: DeKalb won all three games and took the series, 3,835-3,633, against LaSalle-Peru at Mardi Gras Lanes. Seth Pinne recorded a 701 series that included games of 243 and 246. Will Todtz had a 692 series and games of 223, 246 and 223. Jack Berry bowled a 666 series with a game of 266 while Sean Mattingly (238 game), Ranzy Collins (226 game) and Michael Belluzzi (212) also contributed in the win. DeKalb plays host to Ottawa at 4 p.m. today.

GIRLS BOWLING Sycamore tops Kaneland: Sycamore defeated Kaneland, 2,917-2,494, and won all 10 points in a Northern Illinois Big 12 dual meet. Kelly Drake led all bowlers with a 575 series, including a high game of 223. Alexis Kolberg recorded a 559 series a match-high single-game score of 235. Morgan Jones bowled a 499 and Baylee Ricker chipped in with a 483 for the Spartans. Kaneland was led by Dominique Lee’s 490 series, including a 212 game. Rena Wojchechowski had a 479 series and Christie Crews bowled a three-game total of 476.

WRESTLING DeKalb tops Yorkville: DeKalb defeated Yorkville, 30-29, on the road in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual meet.

Kaneland downs Rochelle: Kaneland defeated Rochelle, 53-18, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual meet. Justin Diddell, Tom Price, Austin Parks each recorded pins while Matthew Redman and Dane Good enough each won by major decision. George Strang won by decision.

Huskers, Royals could meet again in LTC tourney • COMBINATION Continued from page B1 Serena led, 23-17, at halftime before a strong third put the Huskers up by 15 points. H-BR used a press in the fourth quarter and had some outside success with 3-pointers from Madden and Lexi Gonzalez. The Huskers used a fullcourt press in the first half, something Serena normally features. Madden said it was the Huskers’ zone, which featured some trapping as well, that made it tough on the Royals’ scoring chances. H-BR turned the ball over 18 times. “They had an overset 2-3 and it really bothered us just getting the ball [into the paint],” Madden said. “... We

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Hinckley-Big Rock’s Lauren Paver takes a shot in the fourth quarter Thursday against Serena. made some bad passes and they collapsed the middle, which hurt us.” Burks actually expected

the Huskers to press a lot more, Serena let up after halftime. He felt his team struggled to move the ball around.

“We weren’t strong with the basketball and we took too long in our decision making,” Burks said. “So that was a bad combination.” Lauren Paver led H-BR with 10 points. Madden and Anne Klein each added eight. The No. 2 seed Huskers and No. 3 Royals could meet up in the semifinals of the Little Ten Tournament later this month, but that possible matchup hasn’t crossed Burks’ mind. “We need to find a way to win before we talk about playing somebody down the road. I believe in my kids, I believe in what we do here, I believe they’re capable of doing it,” Burks said. “It’s a matter of finding the right combinations and finding the right things to make it work, and I know we can do that as the season progresses here.”

DIVISIONAL Saturday New Orleans at Seattle, 3:35 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 7:15 p.m. Sunday San Francisco at Carolina, 12:05 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 3:40 p.m.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 2 p.m. NFC, 5:30 p.m.

PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 6:30 p.m.

SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champ vs. NFC champ, 5:30 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 28 7 .800 — Bulls 15 18 .455 12 Detroit 14 22 .389 14½ Cleveland 12 23 .343 16 Milwaukee 7 27 .206 20½ Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 17 17 .500 — Brooklyn 14 21 .400 3½ New York 13 22 .371 4½ Boston 13 23 .361 5 Philadelphia 12 23 .343 5½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 9 .750 — Atlanta 19 17 .528 8 Washington 16 17 .485 9½ Charlotte 15 21 .417 12 Orlando 10 25 .286 16½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 28 8 .778 Houston 23 13 .639 Dallas 20 16 .556 Memphis 15 19 .441 New Orleans 15 19 .441 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 27 8 .771 Portland 27 9 .750 Denver 17 17 .500 Minnesota 17 18 .486 Utah 12 25 .324 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 25 13 .658 Golden State 24 14 .632 Phoenix 21 13 .618 L.A. Lakers 14 22 .389 Sacramento 11 22 .333

GB — 5 8 12 12 GB — ½ 9½ 10 16 GB — 1 2 10 11½

Thursday’s Results New York 102, Miami 92 Oklahoma City at Denver (n) Today’s Games Bulls at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Miami at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 8 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Results San Antonio 112, Dallas 90 Toronto 112, Detroit 91 Brooklyn 102, Golden State 98 Atlanta 97, Indiana 87 Houston 113, L.A. Lakers 99 Washington 102, New Orleans 96 Phoenix 104, Minnesota 103 Portland 110, Orlando 94 L.A. Clippers 111, Boston 105

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 46 29 8 9 67 St. Louis 42 30 7 5 65 Colorado 43 27 12 4 58 Minnesota 45 23 17 5 51 Dallas 43 20 16 7 47 Nashville 45 19 20 6 44 Winnipeg 46 19 22 5 43 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 46 33 8 5 71 San Jose 44 27 11 6 60 Los Angeles 44 26 13 5 57 Vancouver 45 23 13 9 55 Phoenix 42 21 12 9 51 Calgary 43 15 22 6 36 Edmonton 46 14 27 5 33

GF 169 155 127 108 123 108 125

GA 127 97 111 114 132 135 139

GF 155 144 114 121 129 100 119

GA 116 114 91 113 127 137 161

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 43 28 13 2 58 126 94 Tampa Bay 44 26 14 4 56 126 106 Montreal 45 25 15 5 55 115 106 Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 114 121 Toronto 45 21 19 5 47 123 138 Ottawa 45 19 18 8 46 129 145 Florida 44 17 21 6 40 104 137 Buffalo 43 12 26 5 29 75 120 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 45 32 12 1 65 147 107 Philadelphia 44 23 17 4 50 117 119 Washington 43 21 16 6 48 132 131 Carolina 44 19 16 9 47 111 125 N.Y. Rangers 45 22 20 3 47 111 121 New Jersey 45 18 18 9 45 104 113 Columbus 43 19 20 4 42 117 126 N.Y. Islanders45 16 22 7 39 124 149 Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss Thursday’s Results Florida 2, Buffalo 1, SO New Jersey 1, Dallas 0 Carolina 6, Toronto 1 Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Nashville 3 St. Louis at Calgary (n) Minnesota at Phoenix (n) Boston at Los Angeles (n) Detroit at San Jose (n) Today’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Carolina at Columbus, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Results N.Y. Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2 Philadelphia 3, Montreal 1 Colorado 4, Ottawa 3, OT

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB – Suspended free agent minor league OF Darren Driggers a 50 games after a second positive drug test and free agent minor league RHP Yonquelys Martinez 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Assigned G Lorenzo Brown to Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS – Promoted Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator. WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Named Jay Gruden coach. SOCCER Major League Soccer FIRE – Signed F Harrison Shipp


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Super Bowl-bound? You pay, they play By RICK FREEMAN The Associated Press NEW YORK – Welcome to the Super Bowl, where demand always beats supply and the teams don’t really matter. The NFL’s championship game is one of the largest sports and entertainment spectacles in the world. The teams aren’t exactly afterthoughts, but tickets are going to move quickly no matter how popular the two contenders are. In fact, the number printed after the dollar sign on the front of a Super Bowl ticket has about as much in common with the price paid by its holder as the point spread does with the final score. Less, actually – the point spread is at least an informed prediction that comes from the bookmakers’ observations of previous events and the price the public will pay to bet its teams.

So, as we near the big game Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., let’s take an inside look at the ticket trade. HOW MUCH? Even on, users in search of tickets are directed to a resellers’ website, operated by Ticketmaster. On Thursday evening, the cheapest ticket available was more than $3,000. (The league also conducts a lottery to purchase tickets for $500. These cannot be resold.) On Stubhub, people were willing to part with seats for a little more than $2,500, 24 days and an hour before kickoff. Needless to say, these were all in the nosebleed sections. But fans eager to lock down seats now would probably be advised to wait. “What we’re probably going to see is over time, the closer we get to the game, the more the prices will drop,” said Smita Saran, Stubhub’s

head of corporate communications. Saran said that before last year’s game, Stubhub was receiving searches for tickets up to an hour before kickoff. She also pointed out that fans who purchase on Stubhub have access to a tailgate party where they can pick up their tickets in the parking lot – they’ll even give fans a lift there from New Jersey or Manhattan. But that all depends on someone pulling the trigger on a major purchase. WHO’S PLAYING? The teams in the game should have some bearing on the price. Large fanbases close to the New York City area – think New England – could cause demand and prices to rise. Three West Coast teams are still alive in the playoffs, and no matter how ardently supported the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are, being a continent away

E Street Band, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney have albums older than he is – but he should be a bigger draw than Up With People.


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Some Super Bowl XLV tickets are held Jan. 28, 2011, outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Super Bowl tickets are tough to acquire. There’s only so many seats in the stadium, and several are filled by corporations and sponsors. from seeing the game in person will probably thin the horde’s ranks. The remaining teams in order of proximity to Newark Airport, just down the turnpike from the Meadowlands, are the Carolina Panthers (from Charlotte, N.C.), Indianapolis Colts, New

Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos. The halftime show is set. That’ll be Grammy-winner Bruno Mars. The 28-year-old pop star isn’t as venerable as some of the heavy hitters to grace the halftime stage in the past – Bruce Springsteen and the

Regardless of what team is in the game, one more major factor could affect prices – the weather forecast. If the prospect of playing outside in 40-degree weather (the average for East Rutherford, N.J.), doesn’t seem so bad, that could be because most of the United States just experienced a polar vortex with nighttime temperatures getting down into the single digits. As this is the first Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, there’s no data on how a cold snap affects interest in tickets, but after the polar vortex, it’s probably safe to assume demand would not be strong to sit outside for four hours or longer on a cold night in northern New Jersey.


The hot candidates to be head coaches The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees stretches Dec. 2 before a game against the Seahawks in Seattle. Ever since the Saints fell hard in Seattle last month, they’ve envisioned a rematch with the Seahawks in the playoffs. They say their first showing in the Pacific Northwest belied how good they can really be. Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff football game is their chance to prove it.


ROAD WARRIORS Saints, 49ers, Chargers look to be visiting victors again need so many. “We know it’s going to be a dogfight, that’s what the playoffs are about,” said Andrew Luck, whose work against the Chiefs was reminiscent of, well, Tom Brady. And Luck will try to outscore Brady in this prime-time match.

By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press The long and winding road to the Meadowlands already has had some unexpected twists and turns. The Saints, 49ers and Chargers are grateful for that. They hope to continue on it this weekend. No one has it tougher than New Orleans. Then again, the Saints had never won a playoff game away from the Big Easy before taking down the Eagles in the wild-card round. Seattle is a different challenge. “It is deafening,” coach Sean Payton said of CenturyLink Field, where fans set a noise record earlier this season. “They do a great job. Their fans are educated. They understand when to be real loud and when to quiet down. The way the stadium is structured the noise stays in. “We’ve experienced it a handful of times now, and you just try to simulate it as best as you can.” Obviously, the Saints didn’t do that particularly well in a 34-7 loss Dec. 2. “The last game didn’t matter, and who you played and how they played and all that doesn’t matter,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says. “And this certainly applies to somebody that we’ve played before in the season. It was like the first thing I had addressed in our team meeting when we came back together was: What has happened in the past doesn’t tell the story of what’s going to happen in the future one way or the other.’ ”

San Francisco (13-4) at Carolina (12-4), 12:05 p.m., Fox, Sunday

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Green Bay Packers nose tackle Ryan Pickett (79) tackles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half of a wildcard playoff game Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. New Orleans and Seattle kick off the action Saturday, followed by Indianapolis, the only home winner last weekend, at New England. On Sunday, it’s San Francisco at Carolina, then San Diego at Denver. The Panthers and Chargers both had road victories in the regular season at their upcoming opponent.

New Orleans (12-5) at Seattle (133), 3:35 p.m., Fox, Saturday The Saints’ improved defense and running game makes them confident they can compete with Seattle, which hadn’t lost a home game with Russell Wilson since he took over at quarterback in 2012. That is until Arizona beat the Seahawks in Game 15, raising some vulnerability questions. “If we want to accomplish

what we set out to accomplish, then we better find a way to go there and win,” said Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who will face the league’s stingiest defense (231 points allowed). “I was just hoping we have another opportunity and here we are with that opportunity.”

Indianapolis (12-5) at New England (12-4), 7:15 p.m., CBS, Saturday The Colts needed a stunning comeback from a 28-point deficit in the second half to beat Kansas City, 45-44. They understand how unlikely another big rally would be against the playoff-tested Patriots. Still, they’re game for anything, and with New England’s defense banged-up, the Colts could score a lot of points. Maybe not 45, but they might not

The Panthers went to Candlestick Park in November and won 10-9. Both teams are capable of such defensive exploits again. At least the 49ers won’t have to risk frostbite to advance, as they did Sunday in beating Green Bay last. Carolina won its final seven home games after an opening loss to Seattle. After seeing how 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wrecked the Packers with his running and passing, the league’s second-ranked defense know what it must do. The Panthers limited him to 91 yards passing, 16 yards rushing and no touchdowns in that one-point road win.

San Diego (10-7) at Denver (13-3), 3:40 p.m., CBS, Sunday The Chargers can say the same thing about their 27-20 victory on a Thursday night in December; San Diego lost by eight points to the Broncos in a home game. San Diego has won five in a row and six of seven. The latest was a 27-10 decision at Cincinnati, which went 8-0 at home this season. Denver was 7-1, it’s only home loss also to the Chargers.

Fans are fretting, hoping and wondering. Private planes are flying all over the place. Media-fueled rumor mills are spinning at warp speed. Yes, we’re in the middle of head coach hiring season, that brief-but-intense, unscheduled-but-imminent period that rivals the free agent market, mass mock draft production and even the playoffs in attention-getting on the NFL calendar. Seven teams have been participating this time, and Houston, Tampa Bay and Washington have finished the task. That’s left Cleveland, Detroit, Minnesota and Tennessee to fight over the pool of candidates, many of whom have multiple teams on their interview list. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, in discussing his club’s search last week, revealed 13 categories of potential head coaches he claimed were no better than another in producing on-field success. The popular players in the 2014 version of the annual game beyond the gridiron, however, have fallen into only a handful of groups. Here’s a look at six of the most-sought-after candidates remaining, in alphabetical order: DARRELL BEVELL: Seattle’s offensive coordinator for the past three seasons, Bevell helped develop a young Russell Wilson into one of the most-polished quarterbacks in the league. The Seahawks finished tied for eighth in the NFL in scoring despite a ball-control offense that produced the second-fewest pass attempts in the league. Bevell’s prior post was offensive coordinator for the Vikings for five years, and he was Brett Favre’s quarterbacks coach for his past three seasons in Green Bay. TODD BOWLES: Arizona’s defensive coordinator this season, Bowles supervised a unit that surrendered the fewest yards rushing in the NFL and helped the Cardinals become one of the most subtle surprises of 2013 with a 10-6 record. He was promoted to defensive coordinator by Philadelphia partway through the previous year, and in 2011 he was interim head coach in Miami for the final three games. Bowles was a cornerback in the league for eight seasons, seven with Washington, with which he won a Super Bowl. ADAM GASE: Denver’s offensive coordinator this season, Gase was quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach for the Broncos for two years each

Jay Gruden named Redskins’ coach WASHINGTON – Jay Gruden said he doesn’t care about the Washington Redskins’ tumultuous past, and he has built a “genuine” trust with franchise player Robert Griffin III. Gruden was introduced Thursday as coach of the Redskins. He signed a five-year deal Wednesday night as the successor to Mike Shanahan, who was fired last week after a 3-13 season. Gruden said he intends to call the plays himself, and he has yet to decide whether to keep any of the assistants from Shanahan’s staff. Gruden praised Griffin’s talent, but added: “He’s got to understand that I expect a lot from the starting quarterback.” – Wire report before this post. The 35-yearold preferred to focus on the playoffs and decline interviews until after the Broncos are done, but if teams are patient Gase could get serious consideration. With Peyton Manning at quarterback, success comes a lot easier, but the Broncos scored an NFL-record 606 points this season. RAY HORTON: Cleveland’s defensive coordinator for one year, Horton served the same role for the Cardinals the two seasons before that. The Browns struggled in the standings yet again this year, but they had the semblance of a decent defense, ranking ninth in the league in yards allowed. Horton played 10 seasons in the NFL as a safety with Cincinnati and Dallas, and he won a Super Bowl with the Cowboys. KEN WHISENHUNT: San Diego’s offensive coordinator this season, Whisenhunt engineered a revamp of the system that helped quarterback Philip Rivers produce one of the best years of his career and the Chargers finish fifth in total yards. Whisenhunt has substantial head coach experience, too, with six seasons in charge of the Cardinals that featured a trip to the Super Bowl for one of the NFL’s most woebegone franchises. MIKE ZIMMER: Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator for the past six years, Zimmer has 20 years as an NFL assistant on his resume. The Bengals were third in the league in yards allowed and fifth in points against. He’s widely considered the most overdue candidate on the market this time, with interviews for previous vacancies the past two winters. Zimmer also ran the defenses in Dallas for seven seasons and another year in Atlanta.


Page B4 • Friday, January 10, 2014


Insider A closer look at the girls basketball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... JOSIE DIEHL Indian Creek, sophomore, forward Diehl, one of a few talented sophomores for the Timberwolves, scored 14 points in a loss at Class 3A Woodstock on Saturday.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Sycamore at Yorkville, 5:30 p.m. today The first half of a boys-girls doubleheader, the Foxes will provide a nice test for the Spartans, who currently lead the Northern Illinois Big 12 East. Seneca at Hinckley-Big Rock, 6 p.m., Saturday Yet another tough nonconference challenge for the Royals, who have played their share of bigger schools this season. Kaneland at Burlington Central, 6 p.m. Saturday Knights make the short trip to face a Rockets team with a good shot at making a nice postseason run.

POWER RANKINGS 1. Sycamore (10-4, 2-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) Spartans could be tested by Yorkville tonight. 2. DeKalb (9-6, 1-1 NI Big 12 East) Barbs still having trouble scoring consistently. 3. Kaneland (9-8, 2-1 NI Big 12 East) Coming off a long break, Knights face a good Burlington Central team Saturday. 4. Hinckley-Big Rock (7-10, 3-2 Little Ten) Overall record may not be flashy, but H-BR is right in the thick of the Little Ten race. 5. Indian Creek (10-9, 4-1 LTC) Timberwolves had an easy time with Mooseheart on Wednesday, winning 46-14. 6. Genoa-Kingston (5-10, 1-2 Big Northern East) G-K coach Kyle Henkel said Sycamore game will help prepare his team for the Class 3A postseason. 7. Hiawatha (2-10, 0-5 LTC) Hawks still looking for their first conference win.


Genoa-Kingston strengthens schedule By STEVE NITZ With his team now in Class 3A, Genoa-Kingston girls basketball coach Kyle Henkel wants the chance to play some bigger schools in nonconference contests in preparation for the postseason. What better opponent than Sycamore, a school which sits roughly 10 miles down the road? The Spartans were too much for the Cogs when the two teams met Jan. 3, with Sycamore posting a 56-28 win. However, it’s a matchup Henkel wants to see continue in the future. “I would like to [keep playing Sycamore]. I know we didn’t give them much of a game this year. I know last year all but the third quarter we played them pretty tight,” he said. “I would like to use it as a game to prep for the postseason, one of those tough nonconference games, and as a measuring stick.” Sycamore coach Brett Goff said the game is a good fit for his program, and he wants the series to continue as well. “It was a good atmosphere,” he said. “I enjoy playing against them. Kyle does a good job.” Spartans, Foxes play two: Sycamore and Yorkville will tip off a little earlier tonight, at 5:30 p.m. as the first part of a girls-boys doubleheader. DeKalb will also have

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Sycamore’ Kayley Aase shoots in the second quarter Dec. 13. The Spartans beat the Barbs, 32-29. the same format at Rochelle. For any girls basketball team, it’s nice to be out in front of the bigger crowd with the boys playing the nightcap. There’s also a minor change in routine for a team like Sycamore that’s used to having a sophomore game beforehand. Teams have to get to the gym and be ready to play right away, there’s no down time.

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“It’s kind of like a holiday tournament I would say,” Goff said. “It’s not something we’re not used to. It’s just the change in the daily functions of the game I guess.”

Royals’ schedule paying off: Heading into Thursday’s big Little Ten contest against Serena, Hinckley-Big Rock’s overall record wasn’t flashy by any means. However, a lot of that is because of the tough schedule the Royals

played in the nonconference slate. The only Class 1A schools on H-BR’s schedule are teams in the Little Ten, and the Royals were in the thick of the league race heading into Thursday. “Sometimes it gets a little frustrating,” H-BR coach Greg Burks said. “We’ve lost some close games where we would have liked to have done some things different.”

Teams make the most out of terrible weather Coaches for every winter sport were thrown a curveball earlier this week, with the dreadful below-zero weather which hit the area. No school meant numerous cancellations, and practice time was lost as well. Unfortunately, there’s going to be a few practices or games which end up being casualties up here in the Midwest every single season. On Tuesday, teams were at least able to hold optional practices or shootarounds. Luckily, coaches like Genoa-Kingston’s Kyle Henkel said

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“It is what it is, that’s the nature of things,” Burks said. “You’ve just got to adapt and adjust. Hopefully look at the next opponent in front of us.” Hopefully, the bad weather will subside as we get towards the stretch run, and the final conference games and postseason contests don’t have to be interrupted. • Steve Nitz is a sports reporter for the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at snitz@ and follow him on Twitter @SNitz_DDC.


SECTION C Friday, January 10, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

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Jonathan Lemieux of Chantilly, Va., gets a little exercise at the nZone in Chantilly; built by the New Life Christian Church, the facility offers fitness classes, youth programs, leagues and specialized courses.

Exercise in Faith At the nZone, the body’s a temple and the church is a gym By VICKY HALLETT The Washington Post


ustin Kavanaugh remembers the first time he visited the hulking building set amid the strip malls of Chantilly, Va. He walked around the trio of turf fields, the weight room, the group exercise studio and the massive basketball court. And he was awfully confused. “I thought this was a church,” Kavanaugh says. “I was looking for stained-glass windows.” Instead, he found himself in the nZone, an 83,000-square-foot athletic training facility that offers fitness classes, youth programs, leagues and – since shortly after that visit – specialized courses with Kavanaugh’s Sport and Speed Institute. The only overt sign that there’s anything religious about the place? A few banners touting the New Life Christian Church, which runs the nZone as a nonprofit organization. “Fairfax County (Va.) is not the Bible Belt. This is an area where churches haven’t necessarily been perceived as good things,” says pastor Brett Andrews, who founded New Life two decades ago. So when his congregation finally secured the funds to buy a building, he was determined not to put up a typical church. Dropping $10 million on a place that would sit empty most of the week didn’t make sense, Andrews says. And when New Life solicited advice on what folks in the area could use, the same response kept coming up: “We need more stuff to get kids off the street.” That’s why the nZone opened two years ago in a former Anheuser-Busch distribution plant. It’s common for a church (or synagogue or mosque) to take an interest in physical fitness; many have some sort of recreation room on site, often reserved for members of the congregation. But this is a full-on recreation center, without a single space built specifically for worship. And the vast majority of people taking advantage of the facility have no connection to the church. The external focus makes the situation

even more unusual, explains Phil Ling, who runs a national church consulting firm. He has worked with congregations across the country and has never seen anything quite like the nZone. “It’s one thing to reach out,” Ling says. “It’s another to build a state-of-the-art athletic training facility for thousands of people.” To Andrews, it’s a chance “to show the love of God in a practical way.” And it’s an opportunity to connect with a wider swath of society. Ron Furgerson, a member of the church leadership team, recalls that there was some concern when the nZone was approached by a group that wanted to host a mixed martial arts tournament there. The fears – “Will there be blood spilled? Is that the sort of thing a church can sponsor?” – were outweighed by the appeal of bringing in potential attendees. “It’s almost a sin to have a building the community can’t use,” says Furgerson, who notes that the nZone has now hosted several MMA nights. (There are two rules: The ring girls have to be “appropriately attired” and there’s no alcohol.) Although the nZone staff takes pains not to proselytize, there is a religious fervor to how they approach their mission. Anyone who walks in should get more than a workout, explains Creed Branson, who’s both New Life’s executive minister and president of the nZone. “We want them to experience God,” he says. There’s a stock answer prepared for how exactly they can pull that off: “By providing the best customer service in Northern Virginia.” That seems to translate into beaming smiles, frequent handshakes and bargain prices. An nZone fitness membership – which includes access to the facilities and more than two dozen classes a week – is just $25 a month. Whatever the nZone is doing is working for retired Washington Redskins star Darrell Green, who regularly plays basketball there with a group of guys. “They let me score a point every once in a while,” the 53-year-old Hall of Famer jokes. Green belongs to a church about a mile away, but he feels just as welcome

when he enters the nZone. “There are no requirements,” Green says. “The environment is so safe, healthy and encouraging – I wish we had one in every neighborhood and community.” It was this vibe that first brought Morris Zamora, 49, through the doors. The Chantilly resident coaches children’s soccer, and the nZone offered a free place for his team to host a party at the end of the season. After having a positive experience and hearing raves from relatives about the gym, Zamora decided to give religious services a try, too. His family has been coming for a little over a year. “The kids love it. We have to drag them out of here,” he said on a recent Sunday, pointing to the turf field where youngsters have an abbreviated service and then can run around. That morning, Zamora and hundreds of other churchgoers paraded onto the basketball courts, which are transformed every weekend with giant carpet squares and comfy chairs. Mostly young families in sneakers and sweats filtered into the cavernous room that was pitch dark, except in one corner, where a band rocked out onstage. Behind them were three huge screens, flashing the lyrics to their songs. After the opening act, Andrews bounded up in jeans and a green henley, and launched into a sermon about baptism. Each week, when Service No. 3 is finished, the church supplies are swiftly stacked up and rolled away, and the nZone is back in business. By the following day, it’s tough to imagine the place as anything other than an athletic facility. Near the entrance, Kavanaugh is huddled around a cafe table, discussing the NFL prospects of two of his top athletes with their parents. Every inch of turf is being used: Some teenage boys are stretching in a corner while younger girls have a soccer lesson, and a father and son toss a football. Adults are sweating through a set of pushups in the group exercise studio, which is called the Keg Room as a nod to its previous incarnation back in the beer distribution days. (“Go in with a keg, leave

with a six-pack,” cheers the nZone’s Nicole Strohl as she passes by.) Other folks are running on treadmills, taking martial arts classes and practicing their dribbling skills. It’s all ages, and a whole lot of energy. One of the few church members around is David Edwards, 43, whose son is in a basketball program. He admits that he was skeptical when he heard about plans for the nZone. “I was a little like, ‘We’re not going to build a church?’” he says. But now when he mentions the nZone to his neighbors, he’s proud to hear they’ve come for boot camps, volleyball games or birthday parties. The church affiliation is part of the appeal for several visitors, including Alvin Martin, 48, who regularly makes the trek from Stafford, Va., with his 10-yearold son, also named Alvin. They ended up here after an Internet search for indoor athletic facilities, and they didn’t have a clue about the New Life connection until they explored the place. But he likes the effect it has. “I don’t see a lot of negativity. No one is yelling and cursing,” Martin says. For the most part, the draw seems to be the resources, the reasonable prices and the variety of programming. “This provides everything I need,” says Brenda McEwen, 60, as she puts away dumbbells after a class. The Centreville resident has been a fitness member since February, and she says she’s never felt pressured to do anything that made her uneasy. “At some places, you get stuff shoved down your throat. If you’re here, you can just work on your temple.” When people feel that way, Andrews says, the nZone is working. And he’d like to see the model replicated. New Life has been exploring the possibility of opening a second location in Prince William County, near his home in Gainesville, Va. It’s just a matter of raising enough money – because, like stained-glass windows, indoor fitness facilities don’t come cheap. For more information on the nZone, visit


Page C2 • Friday, January 10, 2014 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastor: Dan Wynard Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 Sunday school; 11 a.m. adult Sunday forum; 5:30 p.m. midweek Advent supper/worship Highlight of the week: Pastor Daniel Wynard will continue the Bible Study,”Walking with Jesus,” each Monday at 7 p.m. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Sacrament” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

CrossWalk activities 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 Wednesday; confirmation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. youth group First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “New Things” based in scripture Isaiah 42:1-7 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 10:20 a.m. children and youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: Faithfully Fit Walking and Toning is a low-impact exercise group which meets from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Friday in the church’s Heritage Room. All are welcome. Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7:30 a.m. weekday Bible study; TBA Sunday Bible study Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 hillcrestcovenantchurchdekalb@ Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: The Quarterly LWML Meeting will be held tomorrow in fellowship hall. Brunch will be served. The speaker will be Sheryl Nakonechny of the Barb Food Mart. Consider bringing a paper product donation. Sunday is Food Pantry Sunday. Bring a nonperishable item (cereal, pasta, juice, soup, fruit, vegetable, rice). Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily

First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “When the Heavens Open to Us.” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. 815-758-0643 Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. Sunday coffee fellowship;

St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: James Parker The message: “Jesus is the Beloved Son of the Father.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday through Friday Highlight of the week: Mass intentions for 2014 are now being accepted. One intention per Mass is accepted for a stipend of $10. For additional information, call the parish office at 815-758-5432, ext. 100. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Leonardo Oliveira Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Pathways I meets 11:45 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Feb. 2; Pathways II 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16; Pathways III 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday TBD. United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastor: Blake Richter The message: “Fulfilling Righteousness” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Sunday school Highlight of the week: Chancel choir with 10 a.m. worship.

SYCAMORE Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore; 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor, Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb.

Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road 815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson The message: “It’s Only Words, and words are rather apt ... ” Worship Schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: January Love Offering is DeKalb County Court Appointed Special Advocates. It is Feed My Sheep Sunday – food for local pantry. Also Communion Sunday. Fellowship Baptist 2425 Bethany Road 815-517-1569 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. 815-895-3116 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 425 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday Sacrament meeting; 12:20 p.m. Sunday school; 1:10 p.m. Relief Society, Priesthood Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Pastor: Martha Brunell The message: “First Sunday after Epiphany, The Baptism of Christ,” with reading from Isaiah 42:1-9 ; Matthew 3:13-17 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school for children and adults Highlight of the Week: Annual meeting Sunday. Hospitality will be provided by Linda Tillis. North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday; 9:20 a.m. adult Bible classes; St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta

Daily Chronicle / The message: “Jesus is baptized by John and is revealed as the Son of God.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Help keep the Salem Food Pantry stocked. Gifts of new children’s clothing, any size or season, will continue to be collected at Salem through Jan. 19, then delivered to Hope Haven Homeless Shelter in DeKalb. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Interim Pastor: Art Aviles Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: GaHyung Kim, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; Noon new member class (lunch included) Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Brian Gilbert Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Melissa Meyers Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “Gifts of the Magi” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the Week: A PowerPoint presentation will be shown. First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. 815-522-3886 Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Evangelical Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate 815-824-2356 Interim Pastor: Chris Heller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. fellowship time

Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. 815-825-2118 Pastor: Noah Panlilio Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Holy Water” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Communion will be celebrated. The table is open to all. St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “The Baptism of The Lord” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Public is welcome. Respect Life movie from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in Parish Hall. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship.

First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school

First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. 815-522-3546 Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school

United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Hyerncherl Paul Lee Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery

United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education.

Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road 262-825-7501 Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table.

Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

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Piano recital begins 50th anniversary events Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a piano recital that will begin a series of monthly musical events celebrating the church’s 50th anniversary. The recital will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 and will spotlight the church’s Yamaha grand piano, which was purchased from the Chicago Lyric Opera in 1998. Featured performers will be William Koehler, Abi Mogge, Jan Vander Meer and Victoria Young.

Koehler is professor of music at Northern Illinois University and pianist for DeKalb’s First United Methodist Church. He William has performed with Koehler numerous artists and ensembles, including the Vermeer, Arianna, Avalon and Prague string quartets.

Mogge is pianist for the DeKalb Festival Chorus and accompanist for the Newman Catholic Student Center. She completed a double Abi Mogge major in music and history from Monmouth College in 2004. Vander Meer is organist and pianist for Westminster and an

8BRIEFS Mayfield women donate $2,250 locally Every year Women’s Fellowship of Mayfield Church in Sycamore chooses several local community organizations to receive the proceeds from their yearly fundraising efforts. This year those funds totaled $2,250 and nine organizations were chosen to receive $250 each. At their annual Christmas luncheon meeting they chose the Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army, DeKalb County Drug Court, Hope Haven, Safe Passage, DeKalb County Hospice, Family Service Agency, and the Feed’em Soup Community Project. Funds are raised from their “Country Store” sale of baked goods, jellies and crafts and “Attic Treasures” sale, which are held at the church’s pancake breakfast.

Information meetings for Classical program Classical Conversations is a community of homeschool families committed to learning using the Classical Model while integrating a Biblical worldview. The program is a support to families who make the decision to homeschool their children in kindergarten through high school. Classes meet once a week and families work through the curriculum at home for the remainder of the week. The program is modeled after the one-room schoolhouse where one teacher, equipped with the tools of learning,

accompanist for the local women’s chorus, Bread & Roses. Young is organist and pianist at Westminster and a piano accompanist for NIU’s School of Dance. She studied with William Koehler at NIU where she received a Master of Music degree. Musical selections will include “Valse” (Op. 64, No. 2) by Chopin; “Clair de Lune” by Debussy; “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” ar-

ranged by Jeff Bennett for four-hand piano; “Sonata in D major, Opus 6” for four hands by Beethoven; a blues gospel arrangement of “Amazing Grace”; and a jazz arrangement of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The recital is free and open to the public. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb and is fully accessible. Refreshments will be served after the recital.

‘Raising Up Faithful Disciples’ teaches multiple subjects so students can see the integration of subject matter while learning how to learn. The DeKalb/Sycamore community will hold information meetings for parents to get more information on the Classical Model and how Classical Conversations uses its program to support homeschooling families. The meetings will be held at Panera on Sycamore Road. Look for a table tent sign and a friendly face on the following dates: Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The group also will hold an open house event on Jan. 20 where parents can bring their students to participate and observe a class day at Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb on First Street and Bethany Road. For more information or to RSVP, send email to throwerls@

Harvest Time Fellowship hosts speaker Free Indeed Ministries and Harvest Time Fellowship invites the public to hear Robert Henderson speak. He will speak at Free Indeed Ministries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 and at Harvest Time Fellowship, 203 S. Sacramento St., Sycamore, at 9 a.m. Feb. 2. A free-will offering will be taken. Henderson is the author of several books including the “The Caused Blessing.” He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Mary, for more than 34 years. They have six

children and four grandchildren. They live in Midlothian, Texas. Seating is limited. For questions and to reserve a seat, send email to freeindeed777@

Merton reading group to meet Tuesday The monthly ecumenical group reading the works of Trappist monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., in DeKalb. All are welcome. For more information, email the Rev. Dr. Joyce Beaulieu at

St. Mary’s Sycamore sets planning meeting All parish members of The Church of St. Mary – Sycamore are invited to a Strategic Planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Parish Activity Center. At this meeting parishioners will identify what activities and ministries should be the focus of the parish over the next 3 to 5 years. All parishioners are encouraged to attend so they can be a part of this planning process.

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“Raising Up Faithful Disciples” is the theme for Lutheran Schools Week – 2014. In order to bring attention to the 1,376 early childhood centers that focus on raising the next generation, Little Lambs Preschool will have some fun events planned for this special week, to be held Jan. 26 through Feb. 1. The week kick off with the children singing for their families and the congregation at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Student Center. Other events include a Movie and Pajama Day, Special Guest Day and Crazy Outfit Day. These activities highlight the creativity that Lutheran schools use to help students realize that learning is fun. Little Lambs has one opening for a 4- or 5-year-old child. To learn more about the program, call 815-756-6669.

8RELIGION BRIEFS Pope strikes ‘monsignor’ title for most priests VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has done away with the honorific title “monsignor” for all but a few priests, further evidence of his desire for priests to be simple, humble servants. The Vatican’s Secretary of State sent a letter to its embassies asking them to inform bishops’ conferences of the change. From now on, the Vatican says only diocesan priests who are “chaplains of the Holy Father,” can use the honorific, and then only after they turn 65. Bishops, vicars and archbishops still get to be called “monsignor” and Holy See officials will have the title if their office warrants it.

Coroner: Priest beaten to death with stake, pipe GRANTS PASS, Ore. – An autopsy shows a priest who was killed on New Year’s Day in the Northern California city of Eureka was beaten to death with a wooden stake and a metal gutter pipe. A coroner declined to release further details about the beating death of the Rev. Eric Freed because the investigation has not concluded. But at his arraignment, Gary Lee Bullock, was charged with murder with a special allegation of torture. He also is charged with burglary, arson and auto theft. Bullock pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $1.2 million.

Shotgun weddings on the decline WASHINGTON – Living together is a growing arrangement for America’s dating couples who become parents. The share of unmarried

couples who opt to move in together after a pregnancy surpassed what demographers call “shotgun marriages” for the first time over the last decade. That’s according to a forthcoming paper from the National Center for Health Statistics. About 18.1 percent of all single women who became pregnant opted to move in with their boyfriends. That is compared to 5.3 percent who chose to have a post-conception marriage.

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Portrait of man’s late wife clouds couple’s life Dear Abby: My boyfriend of two years, “Clint,” recently brought a large framed picture of his deceased wife into our home. He placed it on his dresser in front of framed photos of us together. His wife died three years ago. We are living together in a condo Clint bought for me. He made it clear from the beginning that he didn’t want to move me into “her house.” Clint also still wears his wedding ring. He carries guilt and doesn’t seem to have made closure. I told him I don’t feel comfortable with her picture “looking at us.” He doesn’t think there should be a problem. Should I move on? – In The Shadows Dear In The Shadows: That Clint still wears his wedding

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips ring tells me he may not have accepted his wife’s death. How sad for him. Ask him to move his wife’s picture to a room other than the bedroom because, while he doesn’t think it’s creating a problem, it is creating one for YOU. If he can’t bring himself to do that – and join a grief support group – then you should consider moving on. Dear Abby: Enough with the problems! It’s time you printed a positive letter. I’m an active, friendly senior who lives alone, but I’m not lonely. I have many

friends of all ages and a devoted family. Why? Because as I traveled through many states during my life, I reached out to people along the way. The saying, “If you want a friend, be a friend,” is true. If we want friends, we can’t sit back and wait for people to come to us. Smile, speak up, pay a sincere compliment – just communicate! If you do, the majority of people will respond positively. I socialize with people my age in church circles, card clubs and dining-out groups who can’t understand why I’m always so busy. They don’t reach out except to people they already know. As people get older, that group is constantly shrinking. Join a religious group, community clubs and organizations. Vol-

unteer to read at schools and libraries. Visit a senior group or center. Many people of all ages fear they won’t be accepted. But if they show up with a friendly attitude, they will be. You have to contribute – whether it’s with a smile, an opening remark or some other welcoming gesture. I served in the military, taught Sunday school, led Girl Scouts, garden clubs, church and neighborhood groups while following my husband through eight states and raising three children. My husband was often away in his business, but we had a strong, supportive marriage. He joined me in many activities when he could be home. I think many people have forgotten we must give in

order to get. When we reach out to others, most of the time those people reach back. – Not Lonely in Woodstock, Ill. Dear Not Lonely: It’s easy to see why you have a wide circle of friends. Your positive energy leaps off the page. There are two types of people in the world: those who come into a room and their attitude says, “Here I am!” and those who come into a room and their attitude says, “There you are!” You are one of the latter. If people want a warm welcome, they should keep in mind that the happier they are to see others, the happier others will be to see them.

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Some foods pose a choking risk to children Dear Dr. K: I have two young children. I know not to buy toys with small parts or keep coins within their reach. What other choking hazards should I be aware of? Dear Reader: Your question is timely, because a large study on this topic was recently published. It provides answers that surprised me and may surprise you. I think this is information that every parent with young children needs to know. You’re absolutely right that toys, coins and other small solid objects are a threat. But what the new study pointed out is that food may be an even bigger threat. The study included more

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff than 100,000 children coming to emergency rooms in U.S. hospitals from 2001 to 2009. The kids in the study ranged from newborns to age 14. As you might expect, a lot of the kids (nearly 40 percent) were less than 1 year old. The top foods associated with choking were: • Hard candy • Other candy • Meat • Bone • Fruits and vegetables • Formula/breast milk

• Seeds, nuts and shells • Chips, pretzels and popcorn • Biscuits, cookies and crackers • “Multiple unspecified foods” A child’s age, of course, makes a difference. There aren’t many school-age children choking on breast milk. And on the unusual occasions when babies choke on milk or other liquids, it’s rarely serious. To prevent choking, it’s important to know what children of each age can handle. Infants are just figuring out how to coordinate their swallowing. By 4 to 6 months, infants will reach for foods

and show interest in what their parents and others are eating. This doesn’t mean they are ready to eat those foods. After 6 months, you can slowly work up to small pieces of soft solid foods. But make the pieces very small and soft (easily broken by a child’s mouth into smaller pieces). While it’s OK to give toddlers harder foods, you still need to be careful, especially with raw food, nuts and candy. It’s best to stay vigilant no matter how old your children are. The following tips can help prevent choking: • Encourage children to chew their food well.

• Sit down together for meals. • Insist that kids sit down when they eat. (No snacks while climbing on the jungle gym or heading out to sports practice.) • Don’t let children run, play or lie down with food in their mouths. It’s also a good idea to learn the Heimlich maneuver. You can use this emergency technique to help a child who is choking on food or another object. Ask your pediatrician how you can learn to do the Heimlich maneuver and other lifesaving skills.

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If you break up, then you should return the gift Dr. Wallace: I’m part of a very formal and “do what is right” family. My father teaches at Arizona State University and my mother is a high school drama teacher. When I was 5, my mother taught me where to put the silverware when setting the table. When I was 6, I knew elbows were not allowed on the dinner table – ever! When I was 7, my mother corrected my grammatical mistakes and made me say the sentence correctly. When I was 8, I knew to wear a coordinated outfit to church. When I was 9, I knew how to bow to the audience after finishing my piano recital. When I was 10, I had been taught to write thank-you

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace notes to those who gave me gifts. I think, now, that you understand my family background. I am now 16 and have a steady boyfriend. Last week was my “sweet 16.” My boyfriend gave me a beautiful sterling silver bracelet that had belonged to his mother, who died several years ago. Jim now lives with his father and an older sister. I asked Jim if he was sure he wanted me to have his mother’s bracelet and he said, “Definitely.” I then

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TODAY – Build a solid base in the coming months. Focusing on what’s important to you, along with forming a solid plan for the future, will allow you room to coast through any excessive situations you face this year. You can have fun and be frugal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Your strong opinions will place you in a position of leadership. Take what’s yours and don’t hesitate to be aggressive. Showing passion and a desire to get ahead will attract interest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Question certain emotional issues before it is too late. You must stay on top of any situation that could alter your financial future. Problems with institutions or agencies can be expected. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Do something nice for someone. Your generous deed will help your reputation. A life change will help you pursue more options. Favors will be granted and support will be offered. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t worry about ticklish matters; take the initiative and do whatever has to be done to stake your claim. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – The more you discuss your plans, the closer you will be to achieving them. Setting your course of action is a good place to begin. Honesty will pay off. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Secrets must be kept if you want to prosper. Money matters will develop, and the information you have will require discretion. Love is prominent, but don’t mix business with pleasure. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A change will do you good. Visit a destination that offers something unique or could bring you in touch with someone unusual. Don’t instigate change, but welcome what does come your way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Travel in search of new people, places and interests that will help you broaden your horizons. Don’t let an emotional issue get you down or stifle your fun. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Rest, relaxation and a little pampering will be good for you. Include someone special in your leisure plans, and you will make an impression. Love is highlighted. Enjoy the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You’ll face opposition, and you should avoid situations that are demanding, overbearing, aggressive or excessive. Protect your home, your assets and your emotional, financial and physical well-being. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Speak up. Don’t let anyone push you around. Focus on your beliefs and concerns in order to open up a way to fix an intolerable situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Don’t gamble with money, love or your health. Protect what you have, making whatever changes are necessary to ensure your safety and happiness. Proceed with caution.

talked to both his sister and his father, and they both said they were happy for me to have the bracelet. Jim’s father gave it to his wife on their fifth wedding anniversary. My mother isn’t thrilled that I was given a family heirloom that, as she says, “belongs in Jim’s family.” Mom and I decided to allow you to give your opinion and we will abide by your ruling. – Connie, Phoenix, Ariz. Connie: You appear to be a refined and wonderful young lady. I think I can understand why Jim would give you such a gift. I agree that you should keep the bracelet – “definitely” means “definitely”! But, if you and


Jim should ever break up, return the bracelet. It would definitely be the right thing to do. P.S.: I’m extremely impressed with the parenting skills of your parents. You are, indeed, a fortunate young lady! Dr. Wallace: I worry about getting pimples, but so far my complexion is clear. I wash my face at least four times a day. But my best friend’s mother, who is a hairdresser, thinks I’m doing my skin more harm than good. She says I’m washing my face so often that I’m washing all the natural oils away and my skin will dry out and flake. This has not happened yet, but

I’m wondering if you have further information about this. – Nameless, Michigan City, Ind. Nameless: Most dermatologists recommend washing one’s face twice a day (morning and evening) with a mild soap and lukewarm water. Blackheads and pimples are not caused by specks of dirt that become embedded in the skin. They are caused by pores that become clogged and turn black when exposed to the air. It’s the same chemical reaction that causes the white part of an apple to turn brown when exposed to air.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

It is fun to tie a world record Alyson Stoner, an actress, dancer and singer, said, “I want to learn how to play an instrument. I want to break a world record. I’m just a very determined, motivated type of person.” If one wants to be the best at anything, it requires a lot of time and effort. But, occasionally, one can tie a world record without that much sweat – as in this deal. How should South play in six spades after West leads the club queen to declarer’s ace? When North raised to three spades, that promised some values. (Four spades would have been weaker than three spades.) Then South bid what he hoped he could make. With the side suits solid, the only potential problem is in the trump suit. An unlucky careless declarer would cash the ace and finish down one. A lucky careless declarer would play a diamond to dummy’s ace and call for the spade queen. Here, that works, but would be unsuccessful when West has all three missing trumps. The more thoughtful player works out how to overcome a 3-0 break either way round. He might lead a low spade toward dummy’s queen. But since he may get an overtrick when East has the singleton king, South leads a diamond to dummy’s ace, then calls for the spade two. When East plays the three, declarer covers with his four, here winning the trick and tying one first-round-of-trumps world record. Finally, if East discards on the trump, South wins with his ace and leads back toward dummy’s queen.


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Hillcrest Place Apts.

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Starting at $645


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SYCAMORE ~ 3BR, 2.5BA Fox Brier Townhouse available. All appliances include W/D. 1 car garage, balcony, $1100/mo. Barry 815-757-9040

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NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTION ACI Midwest is seeking qualified applicants for full and part-time positions to assist in the distribution of local newspapers in Kane, DeKalb & McHenry counties.

District Contract Manager (DCM) The DCM will manage the distribution within a geographic area for ACI Midwest, LLC responsible for negotiating contracts with Independent Contractors, managing delivery fees, and achieving service targets. This is a salaried position. Market salary provided commensurate with experience. Previous supervisory experience required. Previous newspaper distribution experience is a plus. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver's license. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am.

District Assistant District Assistant will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including the delivery of open routes, ride-alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issue. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am. This is an hourly position with mileage reimbursement. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver license. ACI Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume and work history to:

The Kane County Chronicle in St. Charles, is seeking a journalist who not only can write a story but can also shoot video, update a website, manage social media accounts and design pages. In addition, the person must be able to drop everything when breaking news hits, in order to report on and manage the display of that news and video on multiple platforms. Ideally, this person will have a broad journalism background. He or she will be able to help with obituaries, news briefs and phone calls when other duties aren't pressing. The person must be ready to enter and assist a busy newsroom that is laser-focused on local news. He or she must be hardworking and enthusiastic, with a true passion for community news. A degree in journalism is a must, as is at least one year of experience working in a newsroom. Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package. Interested candidates may send their resume & design samples to:

Email: To view all our career opportunities and apply now, visit: Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Daily Chronicle / DEKALB: Newer beautiful single family house near NIU: 3-bed 2.5bath 1900 sq ft, 2-car-garage, master-suite, large yard, basement, $1500. Call 847-594-7610

Dekalb: Tilton Park Area Lovely remodeled 2BR, 1BA, w/den, A/C, all appl., deck, fenced in yard, 2 car gar., avail 2/1, no smoking, pets neg., $800/mo. 630-675-4485


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DeKalb/Syc/Cortland. Office/Shop/ Warehouse. Price & Size vary! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

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

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs. NICHOLAS L. SCHROEDER; HARRIS N.A.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS 12CH 618 PUBLICATION NOTICE The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is hereby given to you, NICHOLAS L. SCHROEDER; and UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Circuit Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Illinois by the plaintiff against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage conveying the premises described as follows to wit: THE WEST 2 FEET OF LOT 3 AND ALL OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK NUMBER 4 OF CASTLE'S SECOND ADDITION TO SANDWICH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 30, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 614 W. 1st Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548 P.I.N.: 19-26-461-010 and which said mortgage was signed by NICHOLAS L. SCHROEDER, mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Old Second National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County as Document No. 2008006784; and for such other relief prayed; that summons was duly issued out of the Circuit Court of DeKalb County against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in DeKalb

County at 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before January 27, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3910 I580136 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS First Horizon Home Loans a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association Plaintiff, vs. Nanci Alaniz; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Karen A. Jackson; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Foxpointe Condominiums of Sycamore Association; Joshua Alaniz; Sarah Alaniz; Rebekah Alaniz; Mariah Alaniz; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Karen A. Jackson (deceased) Defendants. Case No. 13 CH 00326 Notice to Heirs and Legatees. Notice is hereby given to you, the Unknown Heirs and Unknown Legatees of the decedent, Karen A. Jackson, that on December 12, 2013, an order was entered by the Court, naming Richard W. Kuhn, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 100, Naperville, Illinois 60540, Tel. No. (630) 420-8228, as the Special Representative of the above named decedent under 735 ILCS 13-1209 (Death of a Party). The cause of action for the Foreclosure of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 949 Constance Lane Unit E, Sycamore, IL 60178. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Betty M. Snyder, Deceased. CASE NO. 13 P 155 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION WILL & CLAIMS INDEPENDENT REPRESENTATIVE 1. Notice is given of the death of Betty M. Snyder on November 21, 2013. 2. Notice is given to the heirs, or legatees who are named in a petition filed in the above proceedings to probate a will that an order was entered by the court on December 30, 2013 admitting a document purported to be the Last Will and Testament of Betty M. Snyder. 3. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original order of admission you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witnesses to the will in open court or other evidence, as provided in ¶6-21 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/6-21). You also have the right under §8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/801) to contest the validity of the Will. 4. Letters of office were issued on December 30th, 2013 to Keith D.

PUBLIC NOTICE BIDDING & CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS Document 00030 Invitation to Bid DeKalb C.U.S.D. 428, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 (Owner) will receive sealed bids for: PROJECT TITLE: Asbestos Abatement for 2014 Renovations LOCATION: Tyler Elementary School / 1021 Alden Circle / DeKalb, Illinois 60115 GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Base Bid 1: Flooring Remove asbestos-containing 12 x 12 olive floor tile and associated mastics (approximately 4,600 square feet) from pod wet areas and main entry. Windows Remove window systems (approximately 6 systems) with asbestos-containing glazing from the exterior of the building. Base Bid 2: Remove asbestos-containing interior boiler panel gaskets (approximately 14 square feet), interior boiler retort gasket (approximately 1 square foot) and boiler flue insulation from the boiler room. Alternate Bid 1: Add the removal of remaining asbestos-containing 12 x 12 olive floor tile and associated mastics (approximately 6,800 square feet) from throughout the building. Dates of Commencement: Base Bid 1 Flooring: Base Bid 1 Windows: Base Bid 2: Alternate Bid 1: Dates of Substantial Completion: Base Bid 1 Flooring: Base Bid 1 Windows: Base Bid 2: Alternate Bid 1:

March 24, 2014 June 2014 (Tentative) April 22, 2014 (Tentative) March 27, 2014 March 26, 2014 June 2014 (Tentative) April 25, 2014 (Tentative) March 28, 2014

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Call: 309/828-4259 by 3:30 p.m. on January 16, 2014, to reserve a Project Manual and attendance at Prebid Meeting. Ask for Dawn M. Swearingen. Obtain Project Manual at Prebid meeting for $100.00 per set, non-refundable cash or check, payable to Ideal Environmental Engineering, Inc., 2904 Tractor Lane, Bloomington, Illinois 617049163. Project Manuals requested after the above Prebid Meeting date will be available upon receipt of $75.00 per set and an additional $25.00 per set to cover handling costs. The Project Manual will also be available for review at the office of the Owner and the Engineer after the Prebid Meeting. Bid Opening: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m. At:

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 10, 2014.)

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Snyder, 448 Edward St. DeKalb, IL 60115 as Independent Representative, whose attorney for the estate is Gary W. Cordes of KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A, Sycamore, IL 60178 and whose telephone number is (815) 748-0380. 5. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under Section 28-4 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) of the Probate Act any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk of the court.

6. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court at 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, with the representative, or both, on or before June 10th, 2014. 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 ten (10) days after it had been filed. MAUREEN JOSH, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission at its regular meeting on or after January 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, Illinois, on a proposal by Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, in partnership with Capital Solutions, Inc. to rezone 145 Fisk Avenue. from Neighborhood Commercial District to Planned DevelopmentResidential (PD-R). The rezoning request would allow for the business to renovate the vacant hospital and convert the building in to an up-scale multiple family building with modern amenities marketed toward young professionals and retirees while maintaining the building's historic character. The property is legally described as: SUBJECT PROPERTY: LOTS "A" AND "B", AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF SURVEY OF A PART OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MADE BY W.M. HAY, SURVEYOR, FOR J.A. SOLON, OWNER AND RECORDED JANUARY 11, 1924 IN PLAT BOOK "D", PAGE 88 (EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING: THAT PART OF SAID LOT "B", ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FISK AVENUE (FORMERLY NORTH AVENUE); THENCE NORTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "B", A DISTANCE OF 132.0 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY, PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "B", A DISTANCE OF 130.2 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "B"; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY, ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "B", A DISTANCE OF 60.4 FEET TO AN ANGLE POINT IN THE BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT "B"; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY, ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "B", A DISTANCE OF 81.6 FEET TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT "B"; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT "B", A DISTANCE OF 170.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING), ALL SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (P.I.N. 08-23-103-027.) All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments on this proposal to the City of DeKalb by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014 and are invited to appear and be heard at the time and place listed above. Further information is available from the Planning and Development Division, 815-748-2060. Michael Welsh, Chair DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission City of DeKalb (Published in the Daily Chronicle January 10, 2014.)

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 10, 2014.)


By authority of the Board of Education, Diane Tyrell, Secretary, sealed bids for the Summer 2014 Mechanical Upgrades at North Elementary, West Elementary, Southeast Elementary, and Sycamore High School in Sycamore, IL, will be received until 10:00am prevailing time on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, by the Board of Education of Sycamore Community Unit School District #427 of DeKalb and Kane Counties.

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Project Description: Project (FGM Project # 13-1679.01) consists of installation of chiller, corresponding duct work and mechanical equipment. Proposals complying with bid documents will be received for the project until the specific closing time. Bids shall be submitted by Single Prime Contract for mechanical upgrades and associated scope of work on or before Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in an opaque sealed envelope marked "Bid" on the outside and addressed to Kreg Wesley, Director of Operations, Sycamore Community Unit School District #427, 245 W Exchange St. Suite 1, Sycamore IL 60178. Bids shall be opened publicly and read aloud at 10:00am.


Bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of ten (10) percent of the bid amount. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening bids. Security shall be either certified check, cashier's check or bid Bond issued by surety licensed to conduct business in the State of Illinois. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities.


A recommended Pre-bid Meeting for all bidders will be held at each project site on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 3:00pm at North Elementary School. Prospective prime bidders are requested to attend. Following the Pre-bid meeting there will be a tour of the project work area. Additional tours may be scheduled by contacting School District Director of Operations, Kreg Wesley at 815-899-8102. All bidders must comply with applicable Illinois Law requiring payment of prevailing wages by all contractors working on public projects, and bidders must comply with Illinois Statutory requirements regarding labor and bidding, including Equal Opportunity Laws. Printed Procurement and Contracting Documents: Obtain after January 10, 2014 by contacting the reprographic house listed below. A set is made up of two (2) sets of Drawings and one bound Project Manual. Documents will be provided to prime bidders only and only complete sets of documents will be issued. A non-refundable deposit of $25 should be made payable to Sycamore CUSD #427. Viewing Procurement and Contracting Documents: Examine or obtain after January 10, 2014 at: Tree Towns Repro Service 542 Spring Road Elmhurst IL 60126 Phone: 630-832-0209 Fax: 630-832-8631 Email:

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223 1/2 S. 2ND STREET DEKALB 218 HADSALL ST., GENOA 2BD 1BA Home w/Den & Extra Buildable Lot. 3C Garage has 3rd space w/10ft door & 12ft Ceiling. Updates incl. Furnace, Water Heater, Water Softner, Central Air. Large Master w/Cedar closet. Eat in Kit.


$119,900 INCLUDES 2ND LOT! CALL TOM VIERIG 815-508-1918

$359,000 CALL ARCH, MNG BROKER 815-751-7780


Must See 5BD 4.5BA Mansion. 4800 Sq Ft of High-End Finishes. 13x16 Master Walk-in. Home Warranty.

3BD 2BA Home w/2 Off-Str. Prkg Spaces. $950/Month CALL ARCH, MNG BROKER 815-751-7780

Support DeKalb and Sycamore Booster Clubs

Contact One of Our Agents Today! Arch Richoz, Managing Broker/Owner 815-751-7780 Direct Joan Richoz, Broker/Adm.Asst. 815-751-7325 Direct

GOLF COURSE LOTS Be prepared for this building season with one of these lots. Ask us about buying all three!

Tom Vierig, Broker 815-508-1918 Direct

$36,000 TO $39,000 EACH CALL ARCH, MNG BROKER 815-751-7780

Mary Nelson, Broker 815-751-0846 Direct



Friday, January 31st @ NIU Convocation Center

Experienced Real Estate Professionals Visit All DeKalb County Listings At

Phone: 815-756-8505




Girls Varsity....6:00pm Boys Varsity....8:00pm


at both High School & Middle School athletic offices, Kishwaukee YMCA and all Castle Bank locations.




EVENTS Challenge Zone Parade of Athletes 50/50 Raffle Cheer Challenge


$169,500 • 1800 sq ft • 2 fire places • Full basement • First-floor laundry Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

$249,900 • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths • Over 2700 sq ft • Family room with fireplace • Full basement Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 QUALITY AND LOCATION

$212,000 • Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo • Master suite with walk-in closet • First floor laundry • Sunroom and newer deck • Finished lower level Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505

Castle Bank challenges all businesses and individuals to show their community and school spirit by supporting the DeKalb and Sycamore Sports Booster Clubs. An estimated $60,000 will be raised through the “Challenge” during the 2013-2014 school year. Come on out to the games, wear your school colors, and show your Spirit!


What is great for the kids is great for the community!

$99,000 • 3-4 bedroom home • Enclosed front porch • Master bedroom on first floor • Newer roof • Newer furnace and A/C Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420 GOOD SYCAMORE LOCATION

$69,000 • 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Large rooms • First floor laundry • Enclosed front porch • Aluminum siding Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505 HILLCREST RANCH

$119,900 – Very Well Maintained • 3 Bedrooms • Brick Fireplace in Living Room • Easy access to NIU

$194,900 • Ranch town home in Garden of River Mist • End unit with sun room and lookout basement • Spacious rooms • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths • Eat-in kitchen; family rm plus living rm Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997

$189,000 • Classic 4-bedroom colonial in the Knolls • Exceptional condition and care • Master bath w/whirlpool & double vanity • Great backyard w/deck and gazebo Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867



$158,000 • Large 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home • A little under an acre country lot • Quiet, cul-de-sac neighborhood • Just west of DeKalb, close to NIU Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815 757-7867 NATURE LOVER’S DREAM

Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420

$179,000 • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Wooded lot adjacent to nature trail • 26’ living room overlooks 2-tiered deck • Oak floors, six-panel doors Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505



$126,500 • 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Just painted • Newer mechanical systems • 3-car garage • Lots of parking space Call Harry Leffler: 815 751-0980 SELLER LOWERED THE PRICE!

$115,000 • Price drop • 3 bedrooms, family room • Full basement, great yard • Updated with all appliances Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997 SELLER SAID GET THIS SOLD


$119,500 • 4 bedrooms, Single family home • Walk to NIU • Finished lower level w/built-in desk area • Spacious updated rooms; new carpet, new flooring, new appliances Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR INVESTING

$27,000 • Build a 2-Unit: Live in one, Rent the other • Great Location • Ready to Build on Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420

Harlan Scott

Nedra Ericson

$210,000 • End unit townhome • All appliances included • 1st year association fees paid by seller • Finished basement • Deck to view sunsets Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251

$98,000 • Price drop • Deep, deep yard • 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors • Full basement • 2.5 garage Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997



• Over 22,000 sq ft of retail/manufacturing building in Sycamore • Entrepreneur, investor, growing business, etc. • Easily dividable and accessible • Brick, block, Butler Steel • Mechanical inspections for 2013 in place Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997

• Includes 3 Lots – 2.9 Acres • Large Warehouse – Easy Access to I-88 • Showroom - Workshop Area & Office • Route 38 Exposure • Zoned Heating & AC, Blacktop Parking Lot

Sharon Rhoades

Jerry Wahlstrom

Call Chuck Lindhart: Managing Broker


Harry Leffler

Chuck Lindhart Managing Broker


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10922 Old State Rd, Sycamore $1,125/month

503 Maplewood Ave, DeKalb $950/month

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Family Room w/Fireplace, Dining, Office Partially Finished Bsmt w/Bath & Bonus Rm 2-Car Garage SHORT SALE

4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Appliances, Washer & Dryer Includes Propane, Garbage & Snow Removal Large Yard, 1-Car Garage

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Eat-in Kitchen, Central Air Newer Trim & Doors New Carpet, Pets OK




916 Prospect St, DeKalb $50,000

931 S. 5th St, DeKalb $115,000

200 Saint Andrews Dr, DeKalb $192,900

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Unfinished Basement Brick Exterior, Huge Backyard SHORT SALE

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. Eat-in Kitchen, Spacious Rooms. Full Bsmt w/1/2 Bath Heated 3-car Detached Garage SHORT SALE

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Corner Lot on 8th Green Kitchen w/Breakfast Room, Separate Dining Rm Family Rm, Den, Full Basement, Front Porch


Karen Kline-Basile, BROKER/REALTOR, CDPE

• Living Room Plus Den • All Appliances Included • 16’ x 22 Garage With Opener


Rachael Alvarez, BROKER/REALTOR

702 Plum St, DeKalb $182,000


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• Brand New Appliances • Completely Remodeled Inside • Walk-In Shower In Master






2 Master Suites! • Wouldn’t you love a “dream kitchen?” • Granite Tops & Moldings • 3 1/2 Baths & 3-Car Garage • 2-Story Greatroom & Sunroom Think NEW! Sean Kelly Custom Homes



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

• 52” Shower In Guest Bath • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths • Carport With Handicap Ramp

• New Roof in 2008 • Lots of Upgrades Through-Out • 25’ x 13’ Carport




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Visit Our Website To View All Of Our Listings And Photos Vickie Foster, BROKER/REALTOR, GRI

• Bright Eat-In Kitchen • Lots of Kitchen Cabinets • 16’ x 22’ Garage With Opener

• 1,144 Sq. Ft. Home • Seated Shower In Master Bath • Florida Room Under Carport

• Nice Starter Home • Center Eat-In Kitchen • 26’ x 13’ Carport


Cortland $134,000 153 N Somonauk Rd. On almost 1 acre, low taxes, hardwood flrs in all 3br & dining area, 15x18 liv rm, all appliances, bsmt rec rm, oversize 2 car gar. MLS ID 08507051 Ronda Ball 815-756-2557

DeKalb $174,900 116 Pooler Ave. Custom built home w/open staircase, liv rm w/fpl, possible 4h br/fam rm/media room on 1st floor. Andersen windows, deck in private backyard. MLS ID 08490894 The Brunett Team 815-756-2557

DeKalb $154,000 235 1st St. Brick 2 unit near town & NIU now 100% occupied is great investment, each apartment has 3br & 1.5ba. Bsmt w/laundry, onsite parking. MLS ID 08467246 Brenda Henke 815-756-2557

DeKalb $139,900 310 S 10th St. 2 unit building plus separate ranch home w/1.5 car gar for a total of 3 rentals on 61x156 lot near NIU is great investment! $21,600 annual gross rents! MLS ID 08382355 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

DeKalb $125,000 426 Fairmont Dr. On cul-de-sac overlooking NIU north 40 acres & Kishwaukee River! New features incl windows, bath, furnace & roof! 3br, fam rm fpl, bsmt, brick paver patio. MLS ID 08494482 Nancy Watson 815-756-2557

DeKalb $124,900 517 S 7th St. On 165 ft deep lot, 4br incl main flr 23x13 master, 2ba, hardwood flr & built-in hutch in din rm, bsmt fam rm, 2 story tandem 4 car gar. MLS ID 08511287

DeKalb $119,500 909 Sunnymeade Trl. Split-level w/sub-bsmt, hardwood flrs in all 3br, kit & vaulted liv & din rms. 25x10 fam rm & half bath on lower level, bsmt has rec rm, office & storage rm. MLS ID 08417894 Kelly Miller 815-756-2557

DeKalb $109,000 717 Blackstone Ct. Wineberry townhouse, approx 1,500 sq ft, 3br incl vaulted master w/bath & walk-in closet, 2 story liv rm w/new carpeting, oak kit, all appliances, bsmt w/roughed-in bath. MLS ID 08455299 Julie Fabrizius 815-756-2557

Genoa $324,900 1005 Oakview Ln. On half acre in Genoa Woods, 2br on main level incl master plus 3br up, 3ba, vaulted fam rm w/ fpl & refin hardwood flr, kit has island, granite counters & stainless appliances. Bsmt, 3 car gar. MLS ID 08376234 The Brunett Team 815-756-2557

Genoa $156,900 229 S Stott St. On 91x150 corner lot, updated windows & roof, wood laminate flring in kit & 23x16 fam rm that opens to 11x24 3-season rm. Fin bsmt has play rm, office, 4th bedroom & 3rd bath. MLS ID 08452024 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

Genoa $142,000 129 S Brown St. On 55x150 lot near town, 3br, 1.5ba, 16x19 liv rm, wood laminate flring in din rm & den, bsmt, gar w/attached carport. Incl warranty! MLS ID 08465620

Genoa $69,900 126 Prairie St. Great starter! Upstairs has 12x14 bedroom plus loft, 2ndbr on main flr, 2 car gar, 50x150 lot. MLS ID 08492899

Kingston $187,500 31926 Glidden Rd. 3.8 acre mini-farm w/6 stall barn, outbldgs & pasture! 2br on main flr plus 3rdbr & sitting rm up, fam rm, enclosed porch, bsmt, 2 car gar. Updates incl windows, siding & roof! MLS ID 07978853 815-784-4582 Judy Lacefield 815-784-4582

Kirkland $179,900 311 S 3rd St. Updates incl all 3 baths & furnace! 3br incl main flr master, 19x20 liv rm w/fpl, main flr laundry, Andersen windows, 24x26 gar plus 3 sheds. MLS ID 08412476 Ronda Ball 815-756-2557

Kirkland $115,900 405/407 S 3rd St. 2 unit is great investment! Updated windows, insulation & roof. 1br apartment down & 2br up w/access to walk-up attic. Laundry in bsmt, 1 car gar. Can also be lge single family home. MLS ID 08420472 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

Kirkland $114,900 307 S 3rd St. On 221x173 lot in the heart of town, updates incl baths, 8 windows & some flooring! Original hardwood flrs & trim, 4br, 13x39 heated back porch, bsmt, room for 3 cars in garage. MLS ID 08452485 Ronda Ball 815-756-2557

Genoa $69,000 118 N Locust St. Great starter or investment on 72x140 lot near town, 3br (1 on main level), 2ba, bsmt, gar. MLS ID 08507790 Joline Suchy

Joline Suchy

Melissa Mobile


815-784-4582 Melissa Mobile


Kirkland $110,000 304 S Eighth St. In Colonial Estates, fin bsmt has 15x13 family rm & 3rd bedroom. 2 baths, oak cabinets, appliances stay, 2 car garage. MLS ID 08464826 Peggy Ramirez



Kirkland $65,000 311 W North St. Great starter on 50x132 lot, 1br, front rm could be 2nd bedroom, wood laminate flring in kit & liv/din combo, 20x15 deck, storage shed. MLS ID 08420551 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

Malta $145,000 756 Prairie Pond Cir. On corner lot across from pond & park in Prairie Springs, 4br, 2.5ba, hardwood flr in din rm & updated kit w/cherry cabinets. Liv rm fpl, fin bsmt w/ fam rm & exercise rm. Patio w/pergola. MLS ID 08382577 Judy Lacefield 815-784-4582

Rochelle $179,000 213 Windmill Dr. On over half acre, open flr plan w/1,824 sq ft, handicap accessible, 3br, 2ba, 19x21 liv rm, heated sun rm, bsmt, heated 6 car garage MLS ID 08467520

Sycamore $178,750 1626 Brickville Rd. Side-by-side ranch duplex on 60x178 lot is great investment, both units avail (currently leased), each has 2br & partly fin bsmt. Built-in storage attached to 2 car gar. MLS ID 08103300 815-756-2557 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

Sycamore $172,900 533 Elmwood St. Remodeled home w/3 bedrooms (hardwood in 2 of br), updated kit, roof, electric, furnace. 1st flr 16x15 fam rm could be bedroom w/adjacent bath. MLS ID 08502767 Diane Hammon 815-756-2557

Sycamore $185,000 1326 Janet St. Backs to open field in Maple Terrace, 1700+ sq ft home w/4th br, rec rm bonus area & bath in fin bsmt. 17x14 fam rm w/stone fpl. MLS ID 08504950 Katie Morsch

Diane Hammon

Rochelle $154,000 5529 S Forester Dr. On corner lot, approx. 2,000 sq ft, 3br, 2ba, liv rm fpl, 27x16 fam rm, stone flr in kit & din area, bsmt. MLS ID 08506991

815-756-2557 Diane Hammon

Sycamore $242,000 1920 National St. Custom JC Farley home in Sycamore Creek, 3br incl luxury master, vaulted great rm w/fpl, formal din w/crown molding, kit has island, 42 inch maple cabinets, granite counters & hardwood flr. MLS ID 08481594 815-756-2557 Julie Fabrizius 815-756-2557

Sycamore $167,000 117 W Turner Pl. Near town, immediate occupancy, 1,954 sq ft, bamboo flring in liv rm, fam rm, office & main for 4th bedroom. 2ba, new bsmt in 1992, updated roof, 2 car gar. MLS ID 08419853 Joline Suchy 815-784-4582

Sycamore $100,000 544 Center Ave. In the heart of town! New Pergo flring on main level, oak cabinets, vinyl siding plus recently updated furnace, air & roof! 3br (1 on main level), 2ba, bsmt, 2.5 car gar. MLS ID 08467853 Nancy Watson 815-756-2557

929 Scott Dr, Sycamore $214,900 Rt 23 (N. DeKalb Ave) to Meadow to Emmert to Scott -- Approx. 2100 sq ft home on 80x115 lot. 24x13 bonus rm over garage currently used as 4th bedroom, 2.5 baths, liv rm fpl. Part fin bsmt rec rm, office & workshop area. MLS ID 08503202 Melissa Mobile 815-756-2557

Sycamore $14,900 1863 Cherrywood Ln. 3 bedroom modular home in Edgebrook. Vaulted ceilings in liv rm & 14x14 kitchen w/pantry closet. Deck & paver patio, storage shed. MLS ID 08500275 Megan Martin 815-784-4582 LOCAL SALES OFFICE 1957 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 815-756-2557 511 W. Main St., Genoa 815-784-4582

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