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Event helps give ‘sense of direction’

Spartans’ Akins wins Sycamore Invitational

Legislators respond to municipal concerns At a glance The legislators responded to concerns presented by local mayors regarding the protection of local government revenues, maintaining local control and public safety pension reform.

By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com AURORA – A handful of state legislators addressed several issues to local governments this week at the Metro West Council of Government’s legislative dinner. Held at Gaslight Manor Banquets in Aurora, the nonprofit organization represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Lawmakers who participated were state senators including Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles; Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove; Linda Holmes, D-Aurora; Mike Noland, D-Elgin; and Sue Rezin, R-Morris; as well as state representatives Michael Tryon, R-Crystal Lake; Mike Fortner, R-West Chicago; and Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora. The legislators responded to concerns presented by local mayors regarding the protection of local government revenues, maintaining local control and public safety pension reform. To the question about local government receiving revenue shares from Springfield, in particular proposed cuts to the personal property replacement tax, Tryon said it was a difficult issue because the state deals with so many needs, especially for people who are disadvantaged. “I can’t say no to raising

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Candidates will battle over state’s minimum wage By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinois to hike its minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to at least $10. Illinois last raised its minimum wage in 2010 through a four-step increase. About 1.1 million people in Illinois make the state minimum wage.

COUNTY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET IMPROVING

CHICAGO – The long-percolating issue of Illinois’ minimum wage rate could take center stage throughout the 2014 election campaign as Gov. Pat Quinn pushes to raise it by year’s end while his Republican challengers fine-tune arguments that it could backfire on workers who want to keep their jobs. Quinn wants Illinois to hike its minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to at least $10, an effort that coincides with a national Democratic strategy to make the economy and income differences a prominent theme in this year’s elections. On the other side, a coalition of business groups is ready to oppose those efforts, saying a wage hike pushes employers to cut jobs. One Quinn challenger, Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner, already has been criticized for reversing his position on the issue, while all four Republican gubernatorial candidates

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Jose Garcia, a subcontractor for Silverthorne Homebuilders, works on framing a window during the construction of a new home in the North Grove Crossings subdivision in Sycamore. BELOW: Jim Work (left), owner of Silverthorne Homebuilders, and Jose Garcia, a subcontractor, discuss the measurements of a doorframe during the construction of a new home Thursday in the North Grove Crossings subdivision.

Buyers are available, but inventory is low By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com

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inter is an excellent time to be a home-seller: Buyers who are willing to trudge through the snow are ready to commit to a new home. That’s how Laura Boyer, president of the HomeTown Association of Realtors, explains it. The association was formerly known as the DeKalb Area Association of Realtors in Sycamore. “Sellers think they need to wait until spring, but that can bring more competition, and that can reduce the demand,” Boyer said. Throughout DeKalb County, buyer demand is spurring on new construction because not enough existing homes are on the market. In the past year, sales and home prices have increased, while the number of new listings haven’t kept up. “We have buyers, but we don’t have enough homes for them to choose from,” said Boyer, who works as the managing broker for Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Sycamore. The real estate market is showing continued improvement since the housing bubble burst in 2008. A report by Midwest Real Estate Data shows a 4.7 percent increase from November 2012 to November 2013 in new listings of detached single-family homes in DeKalb County. In the same time period, 18.8 percent more homes were sold, while the number of

homes listed for sale dropped 17.7 percent, the report shows. Home prices have continued to rise, as well, the report shows. The median home price for single-family, detached homes in November was $131,000, up from $122,000 the previous year. Average market time has declined from 164 days to 120. Similar percentages can be found when looking at statistics for attached, single-family homes. Nancy Edwards, managing broker/owner of Elm Street Realtors in Sycamore, said the county’s real estate market struggled in 2012 with high foreclosures and short sales, and declining prices. But in 2013, foreclosures and short sales sitting on the market were sold because buyers understood these transaction better than they did in previous years, she said. “In addition, many banks have increased the values of these homes by improving them,” Edwards said. “In turn, this is keeping or increasing home values higher.” Both real estate agents agreed the lack of existing homes on the market has spurred new construction. Sycamore officials issued 30 new construction permits for single family homes last year, up from 13 in 2012, said John Sauter, director of building and engineering. They issued permits for 39 multifamily units in 2013, up

Steve Benson, a subcontractor installs exterior trim and siding Thursday on a new home in Sycamore.

By the numbers Month December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012

Median Price $158,350 $158,900 $159,000 $155,900 $156,400 $153,000 $149,900 $149,000 $149,900 $149,900 $144,000 $139,000 $142,000

Homes for sale 514 591 626 647 680 694 696 709 661 645 611 624 615

Source: Elm Street Realtors

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Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-7584718. Free blood pressure clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. www.kishhospital.org/programs; 815-748-8962. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 7 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Winter coats are available October to February. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb. 815-756-7706. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the Dekalb Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road. Contact Tarryn Thaden, club president, at tthaden@gmail.com; 815-7514719; dekalbkiwanis.org. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@ dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. DeKalb Rotary Club: 6 p.m. at Ellwood House Museum. 815-7565677. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www.firstumc.net. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 66: 6:30 p.m. at 1204 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb Festival Chorus: 7 to 9 p.m. rehearsals in Room 171, Northern Illinois University Music Building in DeKalb. dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Adults can schedule an audition; festivalchorus@gmail. com or 630-453-8006. Sycamore Evening HEA: 7 p.m. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting location, call Margaret at 815-895-9290. ADD/ADHD Support Group: 7:30 p.m. at 14 Health Services Drive in DeKalb. For diagnosed adults and parents of diagnosed children. Registration required; contact Paul Legler at 815-7588616 or CFC@familyserviceagency.net. Dustin Chapter 365, Order of the Eastern Star: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple at Fairview Drive and South Fourth Street. Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241: 7:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport corporate hangars in DeKalb. 815756-7712. www.EAA241.org. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting, United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these men-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Oak Crest HEA: 9:30 a.m. at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. Call Mary Lu at 815-756-4390.

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Vote online at Daily-Chronicle.com Steve Karmgard sits with his service dog, Pluto. A diving accident in July 1992 caused a C5-6-7 spinal injury, making Karmgard a quadriplegic. Pluto is his first service dog. Debbie Behrends – dbehrends@ shawmedia. com

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Steve Karmgard Steve Karmgard of Genoa has a tool that makes his life easier. That tool is a black Labrador retriever named Pluto. Karmgard took some time on a recent cold Wednesday to talk with reporter Debbie Behrends about his canine companion.

Behrends: What is the nature of your disability? Karmgard: I had a diving accident in July of 1992. I am a quadriplegic with a C5-6-7 spinal injury.

Behrends: Is Pluto your first service dog? And what does he do for you? Karmgard: He is my first service dog. He does several things. You find the longer you are disabled, things get harder to do. He picks things up for me. When you arrived, did you notice the rope on the front door knob? He can grab that rope and pull the door closed a lot easier than I can going back and forth in my wheelchair. I work full-time in Elk Grove Village and he stays under my desk all day. I tend to drop my pen a lot. He can pick it up for me, and I don’t have to constantly bug my co-workers. When we run across a door that’s handicapped-accessible, with an electric button, he can push the button to open the door. There’s just so much he can do.

Behrends: What is the process to get a service dog through Canine Companions? Karmgard: CCI (Canine Compan-

Karmgard: There is no cost to the client other than the care and feeding once they have a dog.

ions Inc.) has very high standards. I filled out an application and had to provide a lot of medical information. I had a phone interview, and then went to the closest center in Delaware, Ohio, for an all-day interview. They evaluate the client to see what type of dog would be best for you and what needs you have. After going through all of that, you’re placed on a waiting list. When you get the call that they have dogs available, you go back to the center for a two-week training session. I thought it would be a nice vacation. Boy, was I wrong.

Behrends: How long is the working life of a service dog? Karmgard: It really depends on the

Behrends: Is the dog already trained when you meet him? Karmgard: Yes, the dog has been through two years of training before he gets to that point. He knows the commands. Clients work with two or three different dogs to find the best fit. The staff watches as you work with the dogs to see which one you work with the best. After working with two other dogs first, I knew within about 10 minutes that Pluto was the one.

Behrends: What did Pluto cost?

TODAY DeKalb City Council: 6 p.m. in room 212 at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. Sycamore Township Board: 6 p.m. at the Sycamore Township Office, 545 Brickville Road. Cortland Township Board: 6:30 p.m. at the Cortland Township Building, 14 S. Prairie St. Cortland Town Board: 7 p.m. at Cortland Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road. DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board: 7 p.m. at the Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Genoa Township Board: 7 p.m. at the Genoa Township office, 221 Railroad Ave. Kaneland School District 302 Board: 7 p.m. at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Kirkland Community Fire District: 7 p.m. at 3891 Route 72. Village of Lee: 7 p.m. at the Fire Station at Lee Road and County Line/Viking Vie Road, N.E. corner, in Lee. Park in the rear of the building off County Line/ Viking Vie. Mayfield Township Board of Trust-

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Behrends: With several organizations providing service dogs, why did you decide to work with CCI? Karmgard: We really felt they are

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a great organization. They’ve been around the longest, and they provide ongoing support. We visit with them every couple of years so we can evaluate Pluto’s health and service. When he starts to slow down, we can start to think about retiring him, and I can get on the waiting list for a new dog if I decide I want another one. I think once you have a service dog, you don’t want to do without one. I really believe in the organization, and I volunteer to talk about my experience and demonstrate with Pluto whenever I can. There is more information about the organization online at cci.org.

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8NATION BRIEF Cat rescued after 3 winter days in Ohio drainpipe FINDLAY, Ohio – A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of “here, kitty, kitty” and even a cellphone app that meowed. The Courier newspaper reported a resident in Findlay heard the cat’s cries Wednesday. Groundskeepers at a school cut through the pipe Friday to free the orange cat, which was muddy, emaciated and hypothermic. The male cat has been named Piper. It has a broken leg and other injuries. But things are looking up, with a number of people volunteering to adopt if it goes unclaimed.

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DeKalb County residents Annual wedding expo gives enjoying warmer temps attendees ‘sense of direction’ By ANDREA AZZO

news@daily-chronicle.com GENOA – The ice at Russell Woods Forest Preserve didn’t stop Bryan Warren of DeKalb from sledding Saturday with his sons, Maverick, 9, and Cooper, 7. “The sledding’s been good, but it’s pretty icy bringing the sleds back up,” Warren said. His young sons, however, liked that the ice made them go faster and even enjoyed the experience of walking back up the steep, slippery hill. And they had no concerns about getting hurt or too wet. “I was kind of worried with the rain that it might have beaten down too much of the snow and it would be way too icy, but this is great,” Warren said. “They’re having a good time. Kind of slushy at the bottom, but it’s nice that nobody’s here.” Aden Schultz, 6, also was sledding with his father. The last time he was at the Russell Woods hill there were about 60 other children, but he preferred the more-crowded surroundings because he enjoys running into people on his sled. “I crashed into an adult girl two times [on his previous trip to the sledding hill],” he said joyfully. Those outdoor enthusiasts hoping to practice their skating skills at the Genoa Community Ice Rink on Saturday, howev-

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er, were not as fortunate. The rain and warmer temperatures left the rink a large, deserted puddle. Elsewhere, there was a noticeable dearth of people outside enjoying the relatively balmy weather. Chris Beck of Genoa was walking his black lab, Sam, in the street near Davenport Grade School. “I haven’t seen hardly

anybody out,” Beck said. “It’s slippery. The walking is really treacherous. There’s nobody driving around. The roads last night coming home from work were terrible, too – just pure ice.” The dog, though, wasn’t having any problems with the ice. “He’s got four-paw drive,” Beck said. “So he does all right. Better than us.”

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DeKALB – Brittney Dear felt a little overwhelmed planning her wedding, set for September 2015. The former Northern Illinois University student and current Aurora resident, however, felt at ease Sunday attending NIU’s ninth annual wedding expo, held at the Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. The event featured more than 70 vendors, such as floral designers, cake decorators, photography businesses and a wedding fashion show to help brides prepare for their weddings. Dear said she has all the little details planned for her wedding but still needs to pick out a venue, photographer and cake. “This helps give you an idea and perspective, especially if you don’t have ideas about anything,” she said. “It gives you a sense of direction.” Lauren Oppe, intern for the wedding expo, said the event attracts between 2,000 to 2,500 people every year, including 300 brides. The event has grown bigger since it first started. It was the first time there were so many vendors that some had to situate themselves outside in the hallway, Oppe said.

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January is the perfect time to host a wedding expo because many women get engaged over the holidays and want to plan their wedding soon afterward, Oppe said. “I hope they can cross a couple of more things off their to-do list before they leave,” she said. DeKalb resident Jeremy McCabe attended the expo with his fiancée to find chair covers and pick a dessert for their wedding, which will be June 14 at NIU’s Altgeld Hall. “I’ve already decided to get a Sweet Dreams [Desserts and Catering] cake for myself no matter what,” McCabe said. DeKalb resident Brooke Johnson is in the beginning stages of planning her wedding, which will be June 13, 2015, at NIU’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Johnson was getting wed-

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ding planning advice from her friend, who also is engaged. Johnson said it was an easy decision to have her wedding local to the area. “I don’t want to go out of town and have people drink and drive back to town,” she said. Many of Johnson’s wedding guests live in DeKalb. Tracie Grimes, salesperson at Ducky’s Formal Wear, 112 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, was helping attendees save on their wedding. Ducky’s offered wedding discounts Sunday for those who spun a wheel. Grimes said the wedding expo was great because it offered a variety of services for people to get an idea of what they want their wedding to be like. “Our job is to make sure everything is perfect,” Grimes said.

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spread around. Matthew McConaughey took best actor in a drama for his performance in the Texas HIV drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” Leonardo DiCaprio, a nine-time Golden Globe nominee, won his second Globe for best actor in a comedy for his work in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Alfonso Cuaron won best director for the space odyssey “Gravity,” a worldwide hit and critical favorite. The night’s biggest winners may have been hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose second time hosting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Beverly Hills, Calif., ceremony was just as successful as last year’s show. Fey concluded the night by toasting the awards as “the beautiful mess we hoped it would be.”

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Shut out all night at the Golden Globes, the historical drama “12 Years a Slave” eked out the night’s top honor, best film drama, while the con-artist caper “American Hustle” landed a leading three awards, including best film comedy. D a v i d Amy Adams O. Russell’s “American Hustle” had the better night overall, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Best picture was the only award for “12 Years a Slave,” which came in with seven nominations, tied for the most with “American Hustle.” Awards were otherwise

DAILY CHRONICLE SYCAMORE – Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in which one person was injured and one driver fled the scene early Saturday morning on Plank Road near Devine Way, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said. According to a report from the sheriff’s office, the trouble started around 6 a.m. when icy road conditions caused a gold semi-trailer traveling east on Plank to lose control and leave the road. The truck knocked over several trees and the trailer jackknifed, blocking the road. Police said Debra A. Terpin, 53, of Sycamore was driving behind the semitrailer in a Chevrolet Malibu and swerved off the roadway to her right to avoid hitting the

semitrailer. However, her vehicle was then rear-ended by a red Ford pickup. The driver of the pickup left the scene before police arrived, according to the report. Police impounded the pickup left at the scene when the driver fled onfoot, said Gary Dumdie, DeKalb Sheriff s chief deputy. Terpin was taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. The driver of the semitrailer, Zachary C. Teer, 29, of Union was uninjured, as was a passenger in the semitrailer. Several other vehicles also went off the road in the area because of the icy conditions Saturday morning, police said, but no other vehicles were damaged.

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• CANDIDATES Continued from page A1 are set to attend a Feb. 4 Illinois Manufacturers’ Association forum, where organizers say the minimum wage will be a main topic. Roughly 1.1 million people in Illinois make the state minimum wage, meaning a full-time minimum wage worker makes roughly $17,000 annually. Illinois last raised its minimum wage in 2010 through a four-step increase, and the state’s rate is the highest among Midwestern states, $1 more than in neighboring Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin. Experts say the issue will be a tough one for GOP candidates, especially leading up to the March 18 primary. The idea of raising the rate is something the party typically opposes as bad for business, but it’s popular with voters. “Republican candidates ... have to finesse this issue in the primary where they don’t alienate primary voters and, at the same time ... leave themselves to appeal to the [general] electorate,” said David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

your taxes so we don’t have to,” Tryon said. Noland, who is vice chairman of the Revenue Committee, said Illinois is the “lowest-spending state in the nation, per capita. ... We have the fifth-largest economy.” Noland recommended altering the state’s financial dynamic by instituting a fair tax or progressive tax, where those with larger incomes would pay a greater percentage in income tax to the state so it can pay its bills, meet its pension obligations and deal with its deficit. “We are going to have to do something,” Noland said. McConnaughay said Kane was listed as having among the highest property taxes in the United States. “Who in their right mind would give us another dime when we have not shown we can manage money?” McConnaughay said, countering Noland’s comments. McConnaughay said she supported local municipalities to make decisions about “whether the firefighter shows up and the students get safely to school ... and those in the legislature need to stay out of your way.”

Fortner said he did not see how lawmakers could change the share percentage tax revenue without involving the very municipalities which helped create the shared revenue source to begin with. In addressing the concern of shared revenue, Oberweis said Illinois needed to change how it attracts and keeps business because it lags behind other states with friendlier business and taxation policies. “The worst thing to do would be to increase the taxes,” Oberweis said. A tax increase, such as the one suggested by Noland, would increase the current level of exodus of business and residents, Oberweis said. He also chided Noland for using the term “fair tax” which is a trademarked term for a movement toward repealing income tax and relying on sales or consumption taxes instead. To the issue of local control, Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain questioned proposed legislation that would affect the creation of tax increment finance districts – development tools that use tax dollars in increments for public improvements. “We have an old river town with great needs,” Kaptain said. “It’s not ‘one size

fits all.’ ” Oberweis, Holmes and Fortner said they supported flexibility for local governments to decide issues such as creating TIF districts. McConnaughay said if a questionable TIF is created, “That’s what local elections are for. Face your voters. When you face your voters, that is the best system in the world.” Noland cautioned that TIF legislation had some vagaries, recalling the Sears debate in his district when $17 million was offered in a TIF that cost Carpentersville District 300 money for their schools. “Municipalities are not the only ones affected by this,” Noland said. “Somebody has to stand with those impacted by TIFs.” Tryon said the TIF legislation was created in the 1970s to address blight, something he did not see as a draw for development or redevelopment, where someone would invest $100 million. Tryon said lawmakers needed to update these development tools for today’s use. All the lawmakers supported continuing pension reform for the state.

from 17 in 2012. Jim Work of Silverthorne Home Builders said it’s a misconception that building stops in the winter.

“We have crews out working right now,” Work said. Boyer agreed construction is picking up. “I definitely see our builders getting busier,” she said. “This is good news for the economy in general.”

8OBITUARIES ROSABEL L. KAHLE

IOLA L. ‘OLE’ SHRADER

Born: Aug. 1, 1921; in Newman Grove, Neb. Died: Jan. 10, 2014; in DeKalb, Ill.

Born: April 19, 1927; in Shabbona, Ill. Died: Dec. 25, 2013; in Sandwich, Ill.

DeKALB – Rosabel L. Kahle, 92, of DeKalb, Ill., and formerly of Sycamore, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Born Aug. 1, 1921, in Newman Grove, Neb., the daughter of Fred O. and Andrina C. (Johnson) Nelson, Rosabel married Harold A. Kahle at Salem Lutheran Church on Feb. 16, 1947, in Sycamore. Rosie was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was employed by the DeKalb Clinic for more than 14 years; she enjoyed cooking, crafts, knitting and sewing. She is survived by her husband, Harold; her children, Dennis (Cheri) Kahle of Bella Vista, Ark., Gary (Cheryl) Kahle of Chesterfield, Mo., Marcia (Ken) Hayes of Kingston, Marcella (Bruce) Potter of Rockford, Mareen Feipel of Kingston, Mardelle (Forrest) Foley of Conroe, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Caroline Peterson of DeKalb and LaVerna Johnson of Sycamore; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Quinton Nelson; and her sister, Bernice Anderson. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb, with the Rev. Ray Krueger officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rosabel L. Kahle Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/ daily-chronicle.

SHABBONA – Iola L. “Ole” Shrader, 86, of Shabbona, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich. She was born April 19, 1927, in Shabbona, the daughter of Ernest Roy and Rose Ethel (Caquelin) Holmes. Iola married Lawrence D. Shrader Jr. of Shabbona on Jan. 3, 1947, in Denver, Colo. Iola was a member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ and enjoyed watching TV and visiting with family and friends. Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Bob) Russell of Shabbona; three sisters, Shirley Whitchelo of Maquoketa, Iowa, Emilie (Phil) Dvorak of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Charlene McNeece of Clinton, Iowa; two grandchildren, Brad (Jennifer) Russell of Waterman and Kellie (Josh) Merchant of Shabbona; and four great-grandchildren, Ariel, Madison and Cameron Russell and Emerson Merchant. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Feb. 10, 1981; son, Steven; and three sisters, Thelma Sallee, Dorothy Hornback and Rosella Pool. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Shabbona United Church of Christ, with Pastor James Allen officiating. Private family interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona at a later date. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the services at the church. A memorial is being established. Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Activities for the whole family at Winterfest University of Illinois Extension will host its annual Winterfest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Natural Resource Education Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve in Genoa. Each year people gather at the Natural Resource Education Center to meet up with friends old and new to share the joys of winter. “This is an opportunity to serve our communities with a family-friendly winter event to break up the season,” Extension educator Peggy Doty said in a news release. “Winter is a season, not a precipitation, so we will be there whether we have snow or not.” Winterfest includes many fun and educational activities for all ages. The day starts indoors at the bird viewing window, where Doty will discuss birds and their behaviors as they come to the feeders. A morning hike for the whole family will leave the center at 10 a.m. No worries if you

miss it, because there is another one at 3:30 p.m. Hikes are geared toward all ages, but everyone needs to be dressed for the weather and walking in snow. Phil Nielsen of Waterman will be in the park from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. giving horse-drawn wagon rides. The Prairie Gems 4-H Club will sell snacks and lunch items. There are no fees for the activities, but donations are accepted to support the cost of materials. Make-and-take crafts will be available all day. The annual reading of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett will take place at 2 p.m. in the Little Seeds Library. Candle dipping, a pioneer method of making candles, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon. Russell Woods Forest Preserve is located one mile west of Genoa on Route 72. For more information, call 815-784-2000 or visit http:// web.extension.illinois.edu/ bdo.

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Visitors to Genoa’s Winterfest at the Russell Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday can ride in a horse-drawn wagon.

8BRIEFS Learn about school and community gardens University of Illinois horticulture educator Candice Miller will lead a two-hour seminar on school and community gardening at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Monika’s Organic Bakery of Sycamore will provide hot soup and bread. Miller will cover the steps in planning a vegetable garden, choosing what to plant, proper planting procedures, basic garden maintenance, and tips on harvesting. Ways to incorporate the garden into classroom lessons and activities also will be demonstrated. The evening will begin with a short presentation by Dan Kenney, founder, president, and executive director of DeKalb County Community Gardens, and Sheryl Nakonechny, associate director, on how gardeners can coordinate with DCCG. Information will be provided on gaining local involvement as well as ways DCCG can support the school or community garden to success. DeKalb County Community Gardens is beginning its third year. It has installed and helps coordinate community gardens at 39 sites around DeKalb County, including at elementary schools in DeKalb and Sycamore, and it raised more than 10 tons of food in its first two growing seasons. The fresh, sustainably grown food is donated to food pantries, community meal locations such as Feed’em Soup and the Voluntary Action Center, senior citizen centers, day care facilities, and other locations. Teachers will be able to earn CPDUs for professional development for attending. For more information, email mille116@illinois.edu or call 815-732-2191. RSVPs to dkenney53@hotmail.com or 815-793-0950 are requested so enough soup and bread will be available.

Growing with Mary Brubach of Susie’s Garden Patch will share how to maximize markets by extending the growing season using high tunnels. Organic Vegetable Production with Grant McCarty, University of Illinois Extension local foods and small farms educator, will teach new ways to prepare for growing vegetables organically. Choose between Soil Management and Sheep and Goat Production for a breakout session, both presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators. The cost for the program is $10 per person and $5 for each additional family member. Fees include materials for one family. Registration is required by Tuesday. To register, or for a copy of the brochure, call 815758-8194 or visit http://web. extension.illinois.edu/bdo. The program may be canceled due to insufficient registration or extreme weather conditions.

certified diabetes educator, will present “Let’s Live Long and Live Well” at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Healthy recipes will be provided along with a cooking demonstration and recipe sampling. “Let’s Live Long and Live Well” is the second program in the Healthy Living series and is open to all. The final session in the series will be “Healthy Snacking” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. The fee for this series is $5 each session. Classes can be taken individually or as the whole series. Registration for “Let’s Live Long and Live Well” is preferred by Monday, Jan. 20. For more information or to register, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or call the DeKalb County Extension office at 815-758-8194.

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The Family Therapy Clinic of Northern Illinois University has a new family therapy program for families raising children with disabilities. The program, titled “The Families with Children with Disabilities Family Therapy Program,” is funded through The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU and the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Services include up to 10 free therapy services for families with children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities living in DeKalb County. Services will be provided by marriage and

If there was a “magic pill” to increase your chances of staying fit and healthy as the years fly by, would you take it? There is no “magic pill,” but food and lifestyle choices have a great effect on health and aging. Learn how daily habits and food choices affect important health indicators such as blood pressure, body weight, and glucose and cholesterol levels. Marilyn Csernus, University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator, MS, RD, CDE registered dietitian and

family therapy students at the Family Therapy Clinic of NIU. Funding is limited and families will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Family Therapy Clinic is located on the NIU campus on the first floor of Wirtz Hall (the north entrance of the building). The building is located near the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Garden Road. The facility is fully accessible. Free parking also is available. Interested families should contact the Family Therapy Clinic at 815-753-1684.

Pay-It-Forward House sets orientation Pay-It-Forward House will hold the first volunteer orientation session of the year from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Pay-It-Forward House is a great place to serve others in their time of need. The house is located at 719 Somonauk St., Sycamore. The meeting will include a tour of the house, explanation of the mission to serve guests and the various ways to share one’s time and talents. For more information, send

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CVS Pharmacy sponsors blood drive CVS Pharmacy is sponsoring a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 1022 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, in the Heartland Mobile Coach. To schedule a donation, call 815-748-0648 or sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required. All donors will receive a $10 CVS gift card and a CVS gift bag as a thank-you.

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Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-7488962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/ programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest.org. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-8953202. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the Elks DeKalb Lodge, at 209 S. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Contact: Jim Morel at jimorel@ juno.com or 815-501-9985. www. dekalbkiwanis.org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. General Book Club: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. “And the Pursuit of Happiness” by Maira Kalmann will be discussed. Copies of the

book are available at the library, and refreshments are provided. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 270, or email teresai@dkpl.org. Snowman Mobile Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241: 7:30 p.m. in the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport corporate hangers. www.EAA241. org. Contact: Rose Ellen May at 815375-1772. Everyone with an aviation interest, pilots and non-pilots alike, are invited to attend meetings, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. St. Charles Singles Club: 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Villa Olivia, 1401 W. Lake St. (Route 64), Bartlett. Singles age 40 and older from all towns are invited. Admission, $6 for members, $10 for visitors. A professional dance lesson begins at 6:30 p.m. for $3. 630-407-7424 or visit www.stcharlessinglesclub.com.

Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Read “Conspiracy 365: January,” by Gabrielle Lord. Limit of 12 tweens (ages 10 to 14). Email darcyt@dkpl.org or call 815-7569568, ext. 250. DeKalb Area Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Check the website calendar for meeting location. For adults who want to practice public and extemporaneous speaking, networking, leadership and mentoring. For more information about meetings, visit www.dekalbtoastmasters.org, or call Larry at 815-756-2867. Information Meeting about Trip to Washington D.C.: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Meet with Carder Travel and the Friends to get questions answered. www.dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony.

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Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Opposites Chain Craft: 10 a.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Thursday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Those who register will receive homework assistance. Sign up in advance at dkpl.org, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. Magic Muffins – Discuss a Book: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services

Master Networkers Chapter, Sycamore Business Network International: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. Offers an opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact: Jon Bockman, president, at 815-793-1832. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis. org. Contact: Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess

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game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@dekalbchess. com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Thursday Bilingual Story Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For children ages 0 to 5. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. DeKalb Area Christian Women’s Connection: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St., Sycamore. Special feature is Sycamore gemologist Dawn Sukach of D&D Jewelers. Speaker Linda Dutton will present ”Tall – But Still Growing.” Cost is $10 per person. Call Muriel Horton at 815-762-5513 to RSVP by Tuesday. Tri-County Kiwanis Club: 5:30 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult Services Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Membership is open to adults, men and women of all age groups, seeking to improve their community in general and especially for children. Contact Dave Wood at 815-751-8874 or 815-756-1680 or davidwood43@comcast.net. Scrap Guild of Northern Illinois: 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Sycamore Public Library’s large meeting room for open scrapping time. For more information, visit www.scrapguildillinois. com or send email to scrapguild@ yahoo.com. Sycamore Music Boosters: 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sycamore High School Library. The current newsletter, concert schedules and music information can be obtained by visiting www.sycamoremusicboosters.com. Computer Basics – Files and Folders: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meet-

ing at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb. For more information, email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at markpietrowski@ gmail.com, call 815-762-2054 or visit www.dekalbcountydemocrats.org. Snow Globes – Tween Craft: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Learn how to make your very own sparkly water attraction for hours of staring entertainment. Signup closes 8 a.m. Thursday. Limit of 12 tweens (ages 10 to 14). Email darcyt@dkpl.org or call 815-7569568, ext. 250. Mothers & More Program Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Mothers and More is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all local mothers through support, education and advocacy. Program nights are held without children. For more information or to RSVP, email mothersandmoredekalbcounty@gmail.com or visit www. mothersandmore.org/chapters/ DeKalbCounty. Skiers get-together: 7 p.m. at Twin Tavern in DeKalb. Several ski trips are planned by members. For information or an invitation to a DeKalb Ski Club meeting, call Nancy Higdon at 815-895-3247. DeKalb Music Boosters: 7 to 8 p.m. in the DeKalb High School Band Room. http://moss.dist428. org/schools/dhs/InstructionalDepartments/Music/boosters/Pages/ MusicBoosters.aspx. Friday Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games

start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630365-6315. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday Summer Rec Baseball/Softball: 10 a.m. to noon at the Old School House in Shabbona. Or sign up online at indiancreekrecreation.org. Saturday Cinema: 2 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Film will be “Back to the Future,” rated PG. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. Sunday Rockford Writers’ Guild: 1 to 3 p.m. at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford. DeKalb County writers are invited to meet with peers at monthly guild meetings. The guild schedule – complete with maps and directions is available at www.rockfordwritersguild.com; click on “Meetings and Events for Writers.” Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban. org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-9865403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815-756-4308 or email gary_billings@usc.salvationarmy.org. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 7 p.m. Monday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. Indian Creek FFA Pork Chop Supper: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Creek High School, 506 S. Shabbona Road, Shabbona. Tickets available at the door cost $12 for a

two-chop meal, $10 for a one-chop meal. Meals include Fay’s pork chops, baked beans, applesauce, dinner roll, baked potato, drink and dessert. Carryouts available in the front circle drive of the high school. Feed’em Soup Community Project Free Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are free to anyone in need. People wishing to volunteer can visit www.FeedEmSoup.org and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@ FeedemSoup.org. Free public community meal: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cortland Lions Den

at Cortland Community Park, 70 S. Llanos St., hosted by Cortland United Methodist Church. Special games, crafts and activities also will be provided. The evening will close with an informal worship service beginning at 7 p.m. VAC Community Dinner: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Meal will be vegetable lasagna, tossed salad, fruit, french bread and dessert. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815-758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Transportation available through TransVac-815-758-6641. Maple Park American Legion Fish and

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. “Journey” adult grief support group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. This free ongoing group is open to attendees of a previous group who feel the need for continued support for all losses – death of a spouse, parent, sibling, friend. Offered are grief education, validation and a connection with others on similar paths. Contact: Sue Rankin, DeKalb County Hospice, 815-756-3000. www.dekalbcountyhospice.org. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. firstumc.net. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. ADD/ADHD adult support group: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive in DeKalb. For diagnosed adults and parents of diagnosed children; registration required – call Family Service Agency, 815-758-8616. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at

312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Healing Expressions: 10 a.m. to noon at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, 10 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. Cancer patients, caregivers and family members can express feelings and thoughts about the cancer experience through structured visual art activities, guided imagery and writing. Registration is required; call 815-748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital. Becky Sisler, registered dietitian, will teach tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. This group is free and registration is required. For more information, visit www.kishhospital. org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-7843480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Grief Education and Support: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Homebound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road, Sycamore. Meeting will include a dinner and dessert. 815-793-2815 Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot

located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Veterans Peer Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; www.bengordoncenter.org. For information about the free group, call 815-756-4875 or 815-793-6972. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Wednesday Men and Caregivers Networking Breakfast: 9 to 10 a.m. at KishHealth System Cancer Center. Oncology patients and caregivers can give and receive support, and share information. The free group is open to all those with cancer for discussion over breakfast; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.kishhospital.org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Caregivers’ Network: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Family Service Agency’s Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. This free support group offers help for caregivers of older adult family members or friends. Attendees are invited to share ideas and experiences. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at

Chicken Fry: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday 203 Main St., Maple Park. All-you-can-eat cod, perch, shrimp, smelt, baked tilapia and chicken are available. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children younger than 12. Carry outs cost $12. Knights Of Columbus all-you-can-eat fish fry buffet: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Cost is $10 plus tax for adults, $6 plus tax for children. Buffet includes cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, French fries, coleslaw and salad bar. Dine in only. NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-824-2228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11

a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships. VFW breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. This all-you-can-eat breakfast costs $8 and is free for children younger than 6. The menu includes scrambled eggs, french toast, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, chipped beef, fruit cocktail and coffee, milk and juice.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Waterman United Methodist Church, dekalbalanoclub.com. dekalbalanoclub.com. 210 W. Garfield St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoChurch, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight club.com. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoWatchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Saturday club.com. Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous WalkUnited Church of Christ, 615 N. First at Fox Valley Community Center, and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; The Federated Church, 612 W. State 815-964-5959. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. St. in Sycamore. www.oa.org; ConHopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. tact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott dekalbalanoclub.com. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at dekalbalanoclub.com. Thursday Federated Church, 612 W. State St., As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at Safe Passage Domestic Violence Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor support group: 815-756-5228; dekalbalanoclub.com. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. www.safepassagedv.org. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at dekalbalanoclub.com. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor Learning to Live Al-Anon group: at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; dekalbalanoclub.com. Catholic Center annex, Normal Road www.dekalbalanoclub.com. in DeKalb; llc904@hotmail.com. Friday Cancer Support Group: 10 to Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ CommuniN. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. about cancer from fellow patients, ty Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, org; 815-964-5959. caregivers and trained staff in a safe DeKalb. This 12-step recovery Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at and encouraging environment at this program is for Internet addiction. Cortland United Methodist Church, free, drop-in group. www.kishhospiContact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800tal.org/programs; 815-748-2958. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1 to DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. 2 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult SerSt., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 vices, 1486 Suydam Road, Sandwich. dekalbalanoclub.com. p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 Free adult day service for your loved There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; one while you are in the meeting. p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 815-786-9404. E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. p.m. meeting at Sycamore United Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., Sunday Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. 815-895-4618. dekalbalanoclub.com. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor p.m. at Newman Catholic Student www.dekalbalanoclub.com. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. Salem Grief Group: 3 to 4:30 p.m. dekalbalanoclub.com. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoin the Chapel Lounge, upper east Courage, Attitude, Resources, club.com. wing, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Encouragement support group: 6 Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Confidential, caring support from to 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb County HosSalem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. those who understand. pice, 2727 Sycamore Road. People Main St., Sandwich. 800-452-7990; Steps And Traditions AA(C): facing cancer or another serious www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, illness and their loved ones can join County Line Group Big Book Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. CARE, a Kishwaukee Hospital support AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, dekalbalanoclub.com. group. 815-756-1521, ext. 3566. 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 La Leche League of DeKalb 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanop.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill club.com. E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Industries store Community Room, One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at All breast-feeding moms can share Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Federated Church, 612 W. State St., encouragement and support. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Contact: Dawn, 815-517-1067; www. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 lllusa.org/IL/WebDeKalbIL.html. p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, dekalbalanoclub.com.


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Truck Driver Wanted

Extension Program Coordinator

WAREHOUSE CLERK Growing injection-molding company has an immediate opening for an experienced Warehouse Clerk. Person will be assisting in the inventory of finished goods, shipping and warehouse organization. Must be able to work in a fast paced and physically demanding environment. Should demonstrate good math skills and attention to detail. Forklift and Computer experience is a plus. Excellent pay and great benefits. EOE Send resume or apply in person:

Chemtech Plastics, Inc. 765 Church Road Elgin, IL 60123 jobs@chemtechplastics.com

F/T U of I Extension DeKalb County, Sycamore. Planning/implementing educational programs. Work w/volunteers. Exc. communication and organizational skills, detail oriented, creative, people person, MS Office skills. Application instructions at http://go.illinois.edu/ExtCSPostings Current Vacancies for EXT. Submit online application and exam request by 1/24/14. University of Illinois AA/EOE.

Auto

SERVICE MANAGER Auto Dealership seeks service manager to oversee 2 mechanics. Experience with diagnosis is a must. $20 per hour. Email: tom5266@ameritech.net Superior Car Credit, DeKalb 815-754-0403

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: dstamper@acicirculation.com

JOB FAIR Thursday, January 16, 2014 1-4pm Expanding and seeking customer-focused applicants to provide community-based services to individuals with physical, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health issues. Positions available in Aurora, Tri-Cities & Elgin.

Staff Accountant - Elgin (FT) Direct Service Person (DSP) Aurora & Tri-Cities (FT & PT)

DSP - House Manager - Aurora & Elgin (FT) Case Manager QIDP - Aurora (FT) Employment Specialist QIDP - Aurora (FT) Contact Elizabeth at 630-966-4028 to schedule an interview. Applications must be completed online at www.the-association.org before scheduling an interview.

TOOLMAKER/MACHINISTEXPERIENCED

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NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTION

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Assistant Property Manager and Leasing Consultant Industry leader, Related Management, is seeking an experienced Assistant Property Manager and Leasing Consultant for our 228 unit tax credit family site in DeKalb, IL. Responsibilities include leasing, marketing, resident retention, rent setting, recertifications, resident relations, billing, file management and advertising. Experience with leasing and affordable housing strongly preferred. Must be able to work on Saturdays. Leasing Salary $10$12 pr hr, Asst Property Manager Salary $12-$14 pr hr. Email resumes to: tday@related.com EOE

Safety Coordinator Join Dart Container Corporation the world's largest foam cup manufacturer and one of the leading producers of quality foodservice packaging products.

We are in need of a Safety Coordinator. You will be responsible for administrating and coordinating all of the plant safety and training programs, administer, organize and maintain all required documentation, investigate safety incidents, promote safety throughout and improve plant safety results. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor degree in Occupational Safety or two years of previous Occupational Safety experience, one year previous experience with OSHA regulations, experience with CPR, First Aid, Fire Protection, and Hazmat preferred, able to prioritize and multi-task, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, computer skills, and able to work across multiple shifts when needed. For immediate consideration please apply online at

Gardner Products, Inc.

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Dart Container Corporation 310 S. Evergreen, North Aurora, IL 60542 EOE m/f/v/d

Distribution Assistant Wanted MEDICAL STAFF FOR NEW OB/GYN PRACTICE MEDICAL: New OB/GYN practice in Sycamore, IL seeking FT, Medical assistant with reception and appointment scheduling exp. Must be familiar with computers and EMR software. Minimum 1 yr. experience required. Send resume with references and salary history to: bwilliamson@chmbinc.com or fax to: 209-845-1365

Will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including delivery of open routes, ride alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issues. Overnight and early morning hours available. Flexible hours, $12/hr to start plus mileage reimbursement. ACI Midwest is an equal opportunity employer Please submit resume and work history to: dstamper@acicirculation.com or call 630-594-7918

REPORTER / DIGITAL ASSISTANT ST CHARLES Human Resource Manager HR professional needed to oversee Human Resource functions for 115 employees. Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related business degree and at least 3 years of experience required. Demonstrate knowledge of employment/labor laws and regulations benefits administration. and Knowledge of computer programs including spreadsheets and data bases a must. Good communications skills essential. Competitive pay and benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Bob Shipman at Opportunity House, Inc., 202 Lucas Street, Sycamore or apply on-line at www.ohinc.org and e-mail to jobs@ohinc.org. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

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:

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Daily Chronicle • www.daily-chronicle.com • Page A9 • Monday, January 13, 2014

8ANOTHER VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Close canal to save the Great Lakes

About the people who serve us A New York voice boomed from the back of the long car rental line: “Wha’d they do, lay off half the people?” One of my thoughts no doubt shared by fellow detainees waiting, waiting at the big-name car rental office at a Florida airport. Behind the desk flashed a screen informing us of the company’s very high ratings for customer service. I was not the only one smirking. The problem was not the quality of the employees behind the desk. They performed nobly under strain, all two of them. It turned out that one was stuck wrestling for half an hour with a glitch in a customer’s reservation. Foul weather up north had forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights and rerouting of passengers to other airports. The customer taking up the agent’s time needed to return his car to a different airport than planned. The agent needed authorization from some higher-up, and that was requiring multiple phone calls. Why wasn’t he empowered to do what everyone knew he’d have to do – and which he ended up doing – which was make the change? Another question: The weather event was obviously going to unleash travel chaos, so why didn’t the company put a third person behind the desk? (Perhaps she was laid off.) Problems in service are usually the fault of the employer, not the employee.

VIEWS Froma Harrop Computers attached to exotic chains of command are intended to cut costs to the bone. But should the slightest thing go wrong, the system falls apart. One could almost hear the others making mental notes to try a different car rental company next time. (I know I did.) Meanwhile, a woman talked about spending extra hours getting out to New York because her flight was short one flight attendant. The jet was there. The pilots were there. No one could leave because they were down one flight attendant. (The same delay happened to me a few years ago, so it’s not unique.) You’d think a big airline operating out of a big airport would have an extra flight attendant in reserve. Heaven forfend that some worker be unoccupied for 10 minutes during a slack in demand. But that’s the thinking of executives who regard workers as a mere weight on their bottom line. “Many retailers see labor as a cost driver rather than a sales driver and therefore focus on minimizing costs,” Zeynep Ton wrote in Harvard Business Review. The article is titled “Why ‘Good Jobs’ Are Good for Retailers.”

As Ton explained, the executive needing to quickly goose profits has no easier route than to get rid of workers or add to their load. The assumption that customers don’t notice or care about lousy service is a bad one. A classic example was Robert Nardelli at Home Depot. He cut jobs and began relying more on part-time workers – all the while arranging outlandish pay packages for himself. Wonder what that did to the stressed staffers’ motivation. Wonder how that changed the quality of employee willing to work there. Home Depot’s stock price swooned along with its reputation for excellent service. Nardelli resigned in 2007 – with a $210 million severance package, natch. Services requiring a live human being are best delivered by well-trained, wellpaid and empowered workers. In a study of one large retailer, every $1 increase in payroll delivered up to $28 more in sales. As for concerns that better staffing might raise prices, someone should have asked the exhausted travelers waiting in line for a car whether they’d pay an extra $10 to get one right away. There would have been a stampede.

• Froma Harrop is a member of the Providence Journal editorial board. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @FromaHarrop.

8VIEWS

Americans should be happy life isn’t ‘fair’ By JOHN STOSSEL President Barack Obama says income inequality is “dangerous ... the defining challenge of our time.” The pope is upset that capitalism causes inequality. Progressives, facing the failures of Obamacare, are eager to change the subject to America’s “wealth gap.” It’s true that today, the richest 1 percent of Americans own a third of America’s wealth. One percent owns 35 percent! But I say, so what? Progressives in the media claim that the rich get richer at the expense of the poor. But that’s a lie. Hollywood sells the greedyevil-capitalists-cheat-the-poor message with movies like Martin Scorsese’s new film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which portrays stock sellers as sex-crazed criminals. Years before, Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” created a creepy financier, Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, who smugly gloated, “It’s a zero-sum game. Somebody wins; somebody loses.” This is how the left sees the market: a zero-sum game. If someone makes money, he took

it from everyone else. The more the rich have, the less others have. It’s as if the economy is a pie that’s already on the table, waiting to be carved. The bigger the piece the rich take, the less that’s left for everyone else. The economy is just a fight over who gets how much. But this is absurd. Bill Gates took a huge slice of pie, but he didn’t take it from me. By starting Microsoft, he baked millions of new pies. He made the rest of the world richer, too. Entrepreneurs create things. Over the past few decades, the difference in wealth between the rich and poor has grown. This makes people uncomfortable. But why is it a problem if the poor didn’t get poorer? Progressives claim they did. Some cite government data that show middle class incomes remaining relatively stagnant. But this data is misleading, too. It leaves out all government handouts, like rent subsidies and food stamps. It leaves out benefits like company-funded health insurance and pensions, which make up increasing portions of people’s pay. And it leaves out the inno-

vation that makes life better for both the rich and poor. Even poor people today have access to cars, food, health care, entertainment and technology that rich people lusted for a few decades ago. Ninety percent of Americans living “below the poverty line” have smart phones, cable TV and cars. Seventy percent own two cars. But hold on, says the left. Even if the poor reap some benefits from capitalism, it’s just not “fair” that rich people have so much more. I suppose this is true. But what exactly is “fair”? Is it fair that models are so good-looking? Why is it fair that some men are so much bigger than I, so no one will pay me to play pro sports? It’s hardly fair that I was born in America, a country that offers me far greater opportunities than most other countries would. We Americans should be thankful that life is not fair! Freedom isn’t fair, if fair means equal. When people are free, some will be more successful than others. Some people are smarter or just luckier. Globalization and free-market capitalism multiply the effect of smarts and luck, allowing

some people to get much richer than others. So what? Inequality may seem unfair, but the alternative – government-forced equality – is worse. It leaves everyone poor. Opportunity is much more important than equality, and there is still income mobility in America. People born poor don’t necessarily stay poor. Pew research shows 58 percent of the kids born to the poorest fifth of families rose to a higher income group. Six percent rose all the way from the bottom fifth to the top fifth. Sixty-one percent of kids born to the richest fifth of families fell from that group, and 9 percent fell all the way to the bottom. Opportunity requires allowing people to take risks and make changes. We won’t always like the outcomes. But over the long haul, we’re still better off if people are free to strive and fail, or maybe – reap big rewards.

• John Stossel is host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network. He’s the author of “No They Can’t: Why Government Fails, but Individuals Succeed.”

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will take years and cost a ton of money to re-create the natural barrier that once existed between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin. Of course it will. Was anyone expecting it to be a quick and cheap solution? Even if the Army Corps has overestimated the cost, as some critics are arguing, it still will be an expensive project, ranging into the billions of dollars. That doesn’t make separation not worth doing. Unless there’s a proven option out there that will keep invasive species from moving between the two water systems, separation is still the best answer. After seven years of study and $25 million, the Army Corps released Monday a plan with eight options for dealing with invasive species moving from one basin to another. The poster fish for this effort is, of course, the Asian carp, which has been swarming up the Mississippi system for years, wreaking havoc on local habitats and native fish. The initial short-term plan to keep the large jumping fish out of the Great Lakes relied on an electric barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The canal is the connecting link between the systems, built more than a century ago to keep Chicago’s wastewater out of Lake Michigan and sending it toward the Mississippi River. But in addition to fouling the waters south and west of Chicago, the canal threatens to become a highway for species such as the Asian carp, which could do serious damage to the habitats and fisheries in the Great Lakes. The only sure way – it appears right now – to close that highway for the carp is to close the canal to all traffic by building a physical barrier. In fact, it may be too late to stop the carp; DNA from Asian carp has been found in Lake Michigan, and the Army Corps acknowledged just a few weeks ago that its barrier has serious flaws. Still, sealing off the two systems in a timely way could limit the infestation of the carp and would stop future species from doing further damage. Creating that barrier could cost between $15.5 billion and $18 billion, the Army Corps says and could take 25 years to build. Part of the reason for that is the massive amount of work needed to retool Chicago’s sanitary and storm water sewer systems, as the Journal Sentinel’s Dan Egan noted in a Tuesday article. Right now, Chicago sewage plant discharges, among the filthiest in the nation, Egan reports, flow into the canals and away from Lake Michigan. Separation would send those discharges, along with storm water and sewer overflows, into Lake Michigan. And that requires expensive and serious upgrades in sewage treatment as well as construction of new reservoirs and tunnels to transport and capture storm-driven sewer overflows so they could be treated before being discharged into the lake. But maybe that’s a good thing for Chicago and those communities that now lie downstream from the city. Forcing the city to properly treat its wastewater and creating a physical barrier to invasive species are both worthy goals. And unless someone finds a better and cheaper way to deal with those issues, closing the canal remains the best answer.

8 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY State Sen. Tim Bivins R-45, Dixon 629 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 815-284-0045 Fax: 815-284-0207 Email: senatorbivins@grics.net

State Sen. Dave Syverson R-35, Rockford 200 S. Wyman St. Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-987-7555 Fax: 815-987-7563 Email: info@senatordavesyverson.com State Rep. Tom Demmer R-90, Dixon 1221 Currency Court Rochelle, IL 61068 Phone: 815-561-3690 Email: tom@tomdemmer.com Website: www.tomdemmer.com State Rep. Robert Pritchard R-70, Hinckley 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-3494 Fax: 815-748-4630 Email: Bob@PritchardStateRep.com Website: www.pritchardstaterep.com DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery L. Metzger, Sr. Legislative Center 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: 815-895-7189 Fax: 815-895-7284 Email: jmetzger@dekalbcounty.org Website: www.dekalbcounty.org Gov. Pat Quinn D-Chicago 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST

Monday will be partly sunny and breezy with falling temperatures. A Canadian Clipper will pass overnight with light snow possible toward dawn on Tuesday. Active and windy week ahead. Light snow Tuesday. Cold with sun Wednesday then back to more light snow Thursday and lurries with more cold air Friday.

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WEDNESDAY

Partly sunny, breezy; temperatures fall

Cloudy, breezy with periods of snow 1-2”

Sunny, cold, Indiana lakeefect snow

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Cloudy, breezy; Cold with clouds chance of light and lurries snow early

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Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.90” Normal month to date ....................... 0.64” Year to date ............................................ 0.90” Normal year to date ............................ 0.64”

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Rockford 35/25

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Dixon 34/26

When was the coldest presidential inauguration?

Joliet 38/28

La Salle 37/29

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Streator 38/29

Peoria 39/30

Hammond 41/29 Gary 42/25 Kankakee 40/28

Hi 36 48 35 35 41 37 38 40 36 39 35 38 37 37 36 41 37 35 35 42 35 37 37 35 37

Today Lo W 26 sh 34 pc 25 c 25 sh 28 pc 26 sh 28 sh 28 c 27 c 27 sh 27 c 29 sh 27 sh 29 c 28 c 32 pc 24 sh 24 c 25 c 31 pc 27 c 27 sh 25 sh 24 sh 27 sh

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 33 6 sn 46 18 pc 29 4 sn 31 5 sn 37 12 pc 34 6 sn 34 9 sn 37 10 sn 33 7 sn 35 15 sn 32 6 sn 34 9 sn 34 7 sn 35 9 sn 34 8 sn 38 12 pc 31 8 sn 31 3 sn 31 5 sn 39 13 pc 33 6 sn 34 8 sn 33 7 sn 31 5 sn 33 8 sn

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Pontiac 40/30

NATIONAL WEATHER

Evanston 38/28 Chicago 38/26

Aurora 36/26

WEATHER TRIVIA™ Q:

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Waukegan 37/25

Arlington Heights 38/27

DeKalb 36/27

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Sunrise today ................................ 7:21 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 4:46 p.m. Moonrise today ........................... 3:02 p.m. Moonset today ............................. 5:09 a.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:21 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 4:47 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow .................. 3:53 p.m. Moonset tomorrow .................... 5:55 a.m.

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Sports

SECTION B Monday, January 13, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Keep up with Bears coverage with Hub Arkush and Kevin Fishbain. PAGE B6-7

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

T

he polar vortex kept the majority of us inside for much of the past week. By now, with the weather thawing out, we’re itching for somewhere to go and something to do. Here are 10 local sporting events you’ll want to check out in the next few months.

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Illinois Big 12 East rivals. They’ll play back-to-back on a Friday night with big conference championship implications in both games.

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NIU men’s basketball vs. Kent State at NIU Convocation Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday

NIU already has racked up more wins than each of the past two seasons under coach Mark Montgomery. The Huskies play their Mid-American Conference home opener against Kent State, a team they beat last year.

Sycamore vs. DeKalb wrestling at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Thursday

Ten Conference girls basketball 320-24Little tournament at Hinckley-Big Rock, Jan.

The two rivals will square off in their only dual meet of the season. Sycamore has dominated the rivalry of late, but DeKalb is poised to break Sycamore’s

One of the best traditions in high school basketball continues comes to a local venue this season. Hiawatha, Hinckley-Big Rock and Indian

2

The girls-boys double-header is annually the best environment for any basketball game in DeKalb County. While last year featured a couple of blowouts, don’t expect the same results this year as both games should be more competitive.

By ROSS JACOBSON – rjacobson@shawmedia.com streak with a more experienced lineup.

Creek will be among the conference teams competing in the annual conference tournament and H-BR could be one the favorites.

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Sycamore vs. DeKalb basketball at NIU Convocation Center, 6 p.m. Jan. 31

Sycamore at Kaneland basketball double-header at Kaneland, 5:30 p.m. Jan.

6

NIU vs. Toledo men’s basketball at NIU Convocation Center, 7 p.m. Feb. 26

Toledo is the class of the Mid-American Conference after getting off to a 12-0 start. The Huskies will have their hands full playing without freshman Dontel Highsmith.

Sycamore’s girls and boys teams each won the first matchup between the two Northern

See TOP 10 WINTER, page B2

BOYS BASKETBALL: SYCAMORE 68, GENOA-KINGSTON 41

PREP WRESTLING

Sycamore basketball dominates G-K By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com

“This week, I could tell [not having won the tournament] was something that ate at him a little bit,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “To finally get that one victory of the tournament that he hadn’t won yet feels good. To win it in the fashion that he did, and to get [Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet] at the same time is pretty special.” Kaneland finished in 12th out of 25 teams at the meet, led by a sixthplace finish from 285-pounder Justin Diddell and a seventh-place finish from 170-pounder Tom Price.

SYCAMORE – Tired legs didn’t seem to matter for Sycamore. Despite playing its second game in 24 hours, there still was plenty at stake – rivalry bragging rights, playoff seeding implications – for the Spartans in Saturday’s non-conference game against Genoa-Kingston. Sycamore (11-3) set the tone from the start, scoring the first seven points of the contest and leading from start to finish in a dominating 68-41 win over G-K (10-5) at home. “It’s tough because we’re all tired. But we always put so much effort in,” Sycamore wing Cooper Vinz said. “Overall, our chemistry was really good tonight.” Sycamore played balanced offensively from the first possession. When G-K tried to give help after the ball entered the post, Vinz made the Cogs pay, knocking down three 3-pointers and tallying 11 points in the first quarter to spark Sycamore to a 22-5 lead after eight minutes. G-K dealt with the unfortunate combination of a bad shooting night and a plethora of turnovers as the Cogs recorded only four made shots in the first half. But with eight consecutive made free throws in the second quarter, the Cogs cut the deficit to 14 at the half on a layup from Connor Bankson.

See WRESTLING, page B3

See BASKETBALL, page B3

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

Sycamore’s Kyle Akins (top) pins Hononegah’s Keegan Powers in the 120-pound championship match at Saturday’s Sycamore Invitational. Akins won, 3-0.

Akins battles fatigue, wins Sycamore Invitational By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Invitational was one of the few of Sycamore’s big invitationals that Kyle Akins hadn’t won during his first three years in high school. While he was highly motivated to win his final home invite, the senior wasn’t feeling his best heading into Saturday’s meet after a cold nagged him throughout the week. As it turns out, a less-than-healthy Akins still is a formidable opponent. Akins swept his way to the 120-pound championship Saturday,

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beating Belvidere’s Keegan Powers, who is ranked ninth in Class 3A by illinoismatmen.com, by a 3-0 decision in the championship. “My body’s a little bit tired, but I

think I performed up to par,” Akins said. “I hadn’t won at this meet, and that was the big pressure. My brother won at this meet, and this was the last one on my list to check off.” All three of the Akins’ knockout-round opponents came into the day ranked in Class 3A, but the pedigree of opponent made little difference for the No. 1-ranked 120-pounder in Class 2A. The Buffalo commit cast aside his first two opponents, beating Grant’s Gage Datlovsky by a 16-3 major decision before beating McHenry’s Robby Duh by fall after 4:55.

BEARS

NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

Position coaches get blame; Tucker safe

Manning, Broncos in AFC title game

Trestman: He’s the right person to lead defense By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com The worst defense in Bears history cost two assistant coaches their jobs, but the leader of the unit will be back in 2014. Linebackers coach Tim Tibesar and defensive line coach Mike Phair were fired, and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return. “We thank Mike and Tim for their effort and dedication. They are men of high character and integrity,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said in a statement Sunday. “These are not easy decisions and we do not attribute our lack of success on

defense to two individuals.” Both Tibesar and Phair’s units were marred by injuries. Thrust into the lineup, rookies Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene did not show the improvement the team wanted to see, especially down the stretch. The Bears were last in the league in run defense. “I saw Khaseem do it right and Jon do it right, and I saw them both do it wrong,” Trestman said in his Jan. 2 news conference. “I did not see a consistency in their play.” On the defensive line, Henry Melton and Nate Collins both AP file photo tore their ACLs, while Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin did Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker (left) talks with coach Marc not produce up to expectations Trestman during mini camp April 16 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. Tucker is keeping his job after a porous defense played a key role in its 8-8 off the edges.

See BEARS, page B6

season, but the Bears announced Sunday that defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar have been dismissed.

By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press DENVER – Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown toss and the Denver Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC Championship Game with a 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. The Broncos (14-3) took a 17-0 lead into the fourth quarter. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers then capitalized on an injury to cornerback Chris Harris Jr. to stage a comeback reminiscent of Baltimore’s shocking win at Denver exactly a year earlier. This time, however, Man-

NFL scoreboard DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday’s Results Seahawks 23, Saints 15 Patriots 43, Colts 22 Sunday’s Results 49ers 23, Panthers 10 Broncos 24, Chargers 17 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday Patriots vs. Broncos, 2 p.m. 49ers at Seahawks, 5:30 p.m. ning rescued the Broncos from the brink of another crushing collapse and sent them into the title game for the first time in eight seasons.

See NFL PLAYOFFS, page B6


SPORTS

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Rockford Christian Life at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. Woodstock North at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Hiawatha at Serena, 6:45 p.m. Kaneland at Plano, 7 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Paw Paw, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Marengo, 7:15 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston at Winnebago triangular, 6 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb-Sycamore at Ottawa, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY Boys Basketball Kaneland at Marmion Academy, 6:45 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Indian Creek, 7 p.m. Hiawatha at Harvard, 7 p.m. Sycamore at Hampshire, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Harvard at Hiawatha, 7 p.m. Hampshire at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Boys Bowling McHenry at DeKalb, 4:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Boys Basketball Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb-Sycamore at Woodstock North triangular w/ Byron, 5 p.m. Boys Bowling DeKalb at Streator, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling Sycamore at Ottawa, 4 p.m. DeKalb at Streator, 4 p.m. Kaneland at Ottawa, 4 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Demps, Northwestern upend No. 23 Illinois EVANSTON – Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 49-43 upset of in-state rival No. 23 Illinois (13-4, 2-2) on Sunday night. Drew Crawford added 14 points and JerShon Cobb had 11 for Northwestern (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten), which gave coach Chris Collins his first conference victory. Northwestern had lost four straight overall and three in a row in conference play, but snapped both streaks thanks to its defense. Following a onepoint loss to DePaul on Dec. 27 to end nonconference play, the Wildcats lost by 27 against Wisconsin, 23 to Michigan, and 26 to Iowa before beating Illinois and holding them to 28.1 percent from the floor.

NIU women’s hoops defeats Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois women’s basketball defeated Eastern Michigan, 77-54, in a Mid-American Conference matchup at the Convocation Center. Amanda Corral led the Huskies with a career-high 30 points and also tallied six rebounds and four assists. It was the first win for NIU (5-7, 2-1 MAC) against Eastern Michigan since 2009. “It’s great to win at home. I thought we played really well against a team with a winning record and held our home court and we’re excited about the direction that we’re going,” NIU coach Kathi Bennett said in a news release. “Being 2-1 in the MAC, before heading out on the road for two straight games is where we need to be.”

NIU men’s basketball rallies past Bowling Green A late rally gave Northern Illinois men’s basketball a 45-36 victory at Bowling Green on Sunday in Mid-American Conference play. Sophomore guard Travon Baker scored a game-high 13 points for the Huskies (7-7, 1-1 MAC), including six in the final two minutes. Trailing by one with three minutes to play, NIU finished on an 11-1 run. “It wasn’t pretty but we found a way to win,” NIU coach Mark Montgomery said. “Our defense deserves a lot of credit. Anytime you hold a team to 29 percent shooting on the road and get to the free-throw line 28 times, even though we only made 13, you are doing something right.” The Huskies will return to action on Wednesday when they host their first MAC home game of the season against Kent State. – Staff, wire reports

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BLACKHAWKS 5, OILERS 3

NFL PLAYOFFS

Hawks win despite own goal By MARK LAZERUS

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mlazerus@suntimes.com CHICAGO – Patrick Kane, standing below his own goal line on a power play, wheeled the puck around the boards to a point man that wasn’t there, and then could only watch helplessly as the puck skittered all the way down the ice toward the Blackhawks’ empty net, vacated earlier by Antti Raanta for an extra attacker on a delayed penalty call. Kane leaned to his left, trying to coax the insolent puck wide with a little body English. Then he leaned harder. Then he smacked himself on the forehead when he realized what was about to happen. Kane scored. From about 195 feet away. On his own net. “Seemed like it took forever to keep going in,” Kane said. “Kind of a weird play, I guess.” That the bizarre goal ended up a slapstick footnote in Sunday night’s game and not the latest anvil to fall on the Hawks’

vs. Colorado, 7 p.m. Tuesday, CSN, AM-720 head was good a sign as any that the last-place Edmonton Oilers were just what the Hawks needed to snap out of their recent funk. The Hawks dispatched the Oilers, 5-3, to end a three-game losing streak in which they had scored a total of five goals. And they did it dominating fashion, outshooting Edmonton 41-21. Kane, naturally, heard plenty of chirping from his teammates, who joked that he had a goal and two assists, not the two assists the scoresheet showed. Of course, it was easy to laugh because Marian Hossa got that goal right back, scoring 29 seconds into the 5-on-3 power play that had prompted Raanta to leave the net for an extra attacker in the first place. “Funny bounce,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

“Good response.” Hossa celebrated his 35th birthday with a goal and an assist – becoming the third Hawks player this season to score on his birthday, joining Johnny Oduya and Patrick Sharp. Hossa had a chance for another one in the final minute, but missed an empty-netter just wide. “My wife told me to score two goals for both our daughters, and I missed the last one,” he said. “That’s going to bug me.” Andrew Shaw, elevated to the second line with Marcus Kruger moving back down to the fourth after only one game, had his best game in weeks, scoring a goal and generally wreaking havoc. “I think I needed it big time,” said Shaw, who had just one point in his past 13 games. “I was obviously down on myself, and my confidence wasn’t high. To come in tonight and see I was playing with Kaner and [Brandon] Saad, two great players, I knew I had to work as hard as I could, and I got one. It felt great

to get the monkey off the back.” The Hawks fell behind early again – the fourth straight game in which they failed to score first – as Ales Hemsky skated right around a flat-footed Duncan Keith (who was a dominant force the rest of the way) for a 1-0 lead. But the Hawks responded with their first first-period goal in six games, as Ben Smith deflected Niklas Hjalmarsson’s shot from the blue line. Shaw ripped a shot from the left circle past Dubnyk at 2:36 of the second to give the Hawks a 2-1 lead, which stood until Kane’s jaw-dropping own-goal at 10:23, then Hossa’s response 29 seconds later. Jonathan Toews scored on a Sharp feed at 17:32 of the second to make it 4-2. The Oilers made things interesting with a Taylor Hall goal at 5:17 of the third, but Brent Seabrook scored the insurance goal with 5:41 left, snapping the Hawks’ skid with three big home games against Colorado, Anaheim and Boston looming large.

Kane shoots, scores (for Oilers) CHICAGO – Patrick Kane’s teammates razzed him during the second intermission Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers. Congratulations, they told Kane. You’ve got a goal and two assists tonight. Well, technically, Kane had a goal for the Oilers and two assists for the Blackhawks. “It’s funny,” Kane said with a smile. “You try to score for your team, you end up putting one in the net for the other team. It’s pretty crazy how that happens.” It almost never happens. And it’s safe to laugh at Kane’s bad fortune because the Hawks bounced back for a 5-3 win against the Oilers. The Hawks became the fourth team in the NHL to win 30 games this season as they continue to push for back-to-back championships. Imagine how good the Hawks could be if they didn’t score the other team’s goals. Watch enough hockey and you’ll see some fluky owngoals, but none quite like this. From about 200 feet away, by a team on the power play, in the middle of the game.

VIEWS Tom Musick “You see that maybe once every five years,” Hawks forward Andrew Shaw said. Longer. “That type of thing, it’s really rare to see,” said Hawks forward Marian Hossa, a 16year veteran. “I’ve been in the league for a long time, and I don’t think I was part of [something like that] until now.” Here’s how it happened. The Hawks already were on the man advantage when a referee spotted Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk slash Shaw in front of the net. It was a vicious whack, the kind that screamed “GET OFF MY LAWN!” to the ever-pesky Shaw. Because the Hawks possessed the puck, the penalty against Dubnyk was delayed, and the Hawks wisely pulled goaltender Antti Raanta for an extra attacker. After all, what possibly could go wrong? The moment an Oilers player touched the

puck, a whistle would stop play, and the Hawks could reinsert Raanta into the game. Then came The Blunder. From the right corner behind the Oilers net, Kane reached for the puck and whacked it against the sideboards back toward the blue line. Theoretically, a Hawks teammate would be standing in that spot. Theoretically, this was a routine play, not an episode of “Punk’d On Ice.” But on the frozen surface of reality, no Hawks player was around to corral Kane’s ricochet pass. The prankster puck surely grinned to itself as it scooted first past the blue line, and then past center ice, as it took aim for the net. Ever so slowly, the puck trickled closer… And closer… And closer… From center ice 100 feet away, Hawks defenseman Nick Leddy took a sharp angle and frantically chased after the puck. Leddy doggedly closed the gap, but he ultimately ran out of time and space as the puck crawled across the goal

line. Then came a chorus of 21,424 moans. Then came the scorekeeper’s task: Operation Rewind. By rule, somebody on the Oilers needed to be credited with the goal. Congratulations, Boyd Gordon. You were the last Oilers player to touch the puck before Kane accidentally shipped it into his own net. Come on down to collect your prize: your eighth goal of the season and the 47th of your career. Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith smiled and shook his head at the series of events. “It’s one of those things,” Keith said. “I don’t know, for whatever reason, it was kind of funny. What can you do about it?” You can win anyway. You can laugh about it afterward. You can razz Kane all season for scoring into the wrong net.

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

Dunleavy making most of opportunity By JOE COWLEY

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jcowley@suntimes.com This season hasn’t been exactly what Mike Dunleavy thought he was going to get when he signed with the Bulls. He’ll take the playing time, but when he was looking for a team as a free agent last offseason, he definitely had a checklist. Playoff contender? Check. Superstar on the team? Check. Key spot off the bench for him? Check. Two weeks into January, that checklist is all but ripped up. Derrick Rose lasted only 10 games before suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee and having season-ending surgery, and Luol Deng was traded last week to the Cleveland Cavaliers, making Dunleavy a starter. At least there still are the playoffs to pursue. “Just trying to do whatever the team needs,” Dunleavy said. “As I’ve been here longer, I’ve become more comfortable, but I kind of just take what’s

vs. Washington, 7 p.m. Monday, CSN, AM-1000 there. I came in here, and my mindset was to help this team and organization in any way. I didn’t think it would be in this capacity. I thought I would be playing a lot less, but things change, and I think I had m y s e l f p r e - Mike Dunleavy pared. So, hopefully, we’ll be able to keep playing well.” Surprisingly, that hasn’t been a problem since Deng’s departure. The Bulls have won five consecutive games, including three after dealing Deng. Since the trade, Dunleavy is averaging 14.3 points on 50 percent shooting and 5.6 rebounds, and the Bulls are a plus-13 with him on the court. “The thing about Mike that

adds a lot to your team is his passing,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Obviously, Mike is a very good catch-and-shoot player and provides space for your post-up players. But he feeds the post extremely well. I think he understands ball movement, knows when to make the extra pass. I think he also knows how to move without the ball. “So to categorize him as strictly a catch-and-shoot, spotup [guy], I think he’s a lot more than that. I think he’s a complete player. You know, Mike was ... at a very high level prior to his injury in Indiana. He was averaging almost 20 points a game, so he’s already proved what he can do in this league.” He has, but Dunleavy wasn’t expecting to be doing this much at 33. It’s all hands on deck for the Bulls these days, though. Despite being short-handed, the Bulls are playing some of their best basketball of the season, even if it is coming in a soft part of their schedule. The team that keeps getting

punched with bad luck finally is punching back. “This group, the guys that have been here – I mean this year and Derrick going down [in the playoffs in April 2012] – I think we’re kind of experienced in terms of having setbacks and disappointment, if you will,” Dunleavy said. “This one [the Deng trade] has kind of been seamless. We’ve kind of just moved on. We miss Lu – he’s a great guy, great teammate – but that ship has sailed, and you’ve got to move on. We’ve done exactly that and have continued to play well.” Still, there are plenty of trade rumors hovering over the Bulls. Dunleavy is a part of that, with at least four teams calling about a possible deal. “The amount of rumors that are out there compared to the amount of times someone gets traded ... it’s not even worth giving too much thought to,” Dunleavy said. “That’s the way you handle it.” After all, that was never on the checklist, either.

Last home game for NIU women’s hoops will honor senior class • TOP 10 WINTER Continued from page B1 Class 3A Boys Basketball 7ton, March Regional at Genoa-Kings3-7 The boys basketball playoffs start off with Genoa-Kingston and Sycamore in the same regional. Montini, Burlington Central and Wheaton Academy also will make this a very competitive regional.

vs. Western MichiIESA State Wrestling Class 3A / 4A Sugan women’s basketball 9 Championships at NIU 10 per-Sectional boys 8at NIUNIU Convocation Center, 1 Convocation Center, March basketball games p.m. March 8

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The last home game of the season for the women’s basketball team will honor the senior class. Most likely, this matchup will have conference implications in terms of seeding for the MAC tournament.

The state’s best wrestlers in elementary school and middle school will descend upon NIU for the annual state tournament. Sycamore and DeKalb schools often have strong showings at the state tournament and spectators may get to see some future high school state champions.

at NIU Convocation Center, March 18 NIU will host Elite 8 games in both Class 3A and 4A in an always-dramatic double-header. Boys basketball teams from the region will play for a chance to go to the state finals the following the weekend.

DIVISIONAL Saturday Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianpolis 22 Sunday San Francisco 23, Carolina 10 Denver 24, San Diego 17

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 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 Indiana 29 7 .806 Bulls 17 18 .486 Detroit 16 22 .421 Cleveland 13 24 .351 Milwaukee 7 29 .194 Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 18 17 .514 Brooklyn 15 22 .405 New York 14 22 .389 Boston 13 25 .342 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 27 10 .730 Atlanta 20 18 .526 Washington 16 19 .457 Charlotte 15 23 .395 Orlando 10 27 .270

GB — 11½ 14 16½ 22 GB — 4 4½ 6½ 7 GB — 7½ 10 12½ 17

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 29 8 .784 — Houston 24 14 .632 5½ Dallas 22 16 .579 7½ Memphis 17 19 .472 11½ New Orleans 15 21 .417 13½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 28 9 .757 — Oklahoma City 28 9 .757 — Denver 19 17 .528 8½ Minnesota 18 19 .486 10 Utah 12 26 .316 16½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 26 13 .667 — Golden State 25 14 .641 1 Phoenix 21 15 .583 3½ L.A. Lakers 14 23 .378 11 Sacramento 13 22 .371 11 Sunday’s Results Sacramento 124, Cleveland 80 Memphis 108, Atlanta 101 San Antonio 104, Minnesota 86 Today’s Games Washington at Bulls, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 6 p.m. Houston at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Sacramento at Indiana, 6 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Results Bulls 103, Charlotte 97 Houston 114, Washington 107 Toronto 96, Brooklyn 80 New York 102, Philadelphia 92 Detroit 110, Phoenix 108 Oklahoma City 101, Milwaukee 85 Dallas 110, New Orleans 107 Denver 120, Orlando 94 Portland 112, Boston 104

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 48 30 8 10 70 St. Louis 44 31 8 5 67 Colorado 45 28 12 5 61 Minnesota 48 25 18 5 55 Dallas 45 20 18 7 47 Nashville 47 19 21 7 45 Winnipeg 47 19 23 5 43 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 48 35 8 5 75 San Jose 46 28 12 6 62 Los Angeles 46 27 14 5 59 Vancouver 46 24 13 9 57 Phoenix 44 21 14 9 51 Calgary 45 15 24 6 36 Edmonton 48 15 28 5 35

GF 175 161 132 118 127 109 128

GA 132 99 115 119 139 141 145

GF 161 148 119 123 133 101 126

GA 119 116 96 114 136 144 169

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 45 29 14 2 60 129 98 Tampa Bay 45 27 14 4 58 132 109 Montreal 46 26 15 5 57 117 107 Detroit 46 20 16 10 50 118 127 Toronto 47 22 20 5 49 128 143 Ottawa 46 20 18 8 48 131 146 Florida 45 17 21 7 41 105 139 Buffalo 44 13 26 5 31 77 121 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 47 33 12 2 68 152 112 Washington 45 22 16 7 51 136 135 N.Y. Rangers 47 24 20 3 51 118 124 Philadelphia 46 23 19 4 50 121 129 New Jersey 47 19 18 10 48 108 117 Carolina 45 19 17 9 47 111 128 Columbus 45 21 20 4 46 126 129 N.Y. Islanders 47 18 22 7 43 130 152 Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss Sunday’s Results Blackhawks 5, Edmonton 3 Buffalo 2, Washington 1, SO Toronto 3, New Jersey 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Dallas 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota 4, Nashville 0 Anaheim 1, Detroit 0 Today’s Games Calgary at Carolina, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Colorado at Blackhawks, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. San Jose at Washington, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Results Montreal 2, Blackhawks 1, OT Ottawa 2, Nashville 1, SO Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 3 New Jersey 2, Florida 1, OT Columbus 6, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Anaheim 5, Phoenix 3 Pittsburgh 2, Calgary 1 Detroit 3, Los Angeles 1 Boston 1, San Jose 0


SPORTS

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BOYS BASKETBALL: BURLINGTON CENTRAL 67, KANELAND 43

Burlington Central sweeps Kaneland in boys-girls twin bill By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com BURLINGTON – Burlington Central boys basketball coach Brett Porto sported a bright, blue blazer for “Pack the Place” night Saturday, an ensemble ripe for teasing from his players. Central senior guard Jacob Schutta wasn’t taking the bait. “It gives us energy in the locker room,” Schutta said with a smile about his coach’s flashy threads. “It gets us going on a special occasion.” The Rockets reciprocated, riling up their large crowd by running Kaneland off the floor in a 67-43 rout. The win capped a Central sweep of the doubleheader after the Rockets’ girls team pounded Kaneland, 54-33. The boys result marked the largest margin of defeat on the season for the Knights (8-5), who did not respond well after an emotional, last-second win against Morris the night before. “I think we could have been a little mentally tougher, a little more focused coming in,” Kaneland coach Brian

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Burlington Central’s Brett Rau goes for a shot during Saturday’s game against visiting Kaneland. Johnson said. “But that can’t be an excuse. We have six seniors on our team, five who have played a lot of minutes. We need to come out and we need to compete.” The Rockets also played Friday, and were coming off

a win against Richmond-Burton. Central (12-4) had little trouble regrouping to face the Knights. Four Central starters finished in double figures, led by Schutta’s season-high 17 points on 4 of 4 shooting from

3-point land. “Once that first one goes in, it just builds the confidence, and you keep going from there,” Schutta said. Central also received solid contributions from seniors Brett Rau (12 points), Reed

Hunnicutt (11 points, seven rebounds) and big man Duncan Ozburn (10 points, eight rebounds). The Rockets led, 33-23 at halftime, and padded their lead to 16 points by the end of the third quarter. Soon after, Johnson replaced all five players as a concession to a clunker of a performance. “They’re a good team, without a doubt,” Johnson said of Central. “I think they’re a very good team, and we showed what our deficiencies are.” Ty Carlson, fresh off his game-winner on Friday, led the Knights with 13 points while John Pruett added nine. Porto hoped the largely uptempo performance “sets the standard” for the way his squad is capable of clicking. “Brian does a great job, and for us to match [Kaneland’s] effort and fight, and I think we exceeded it at certain points, I think it speaks volumes for the team,” Porto said. The girls game wasn’t much closer as the Rockets (14-2) streaked to a 17-6 lead after the opening quarter and were never seriously threatened.

Central forward Sam Pryor was effective inside early and then found her perimeter shooting stroke, draining a trio of 3-pointers in the second half. Pryor scored a gamehigh 21 points and had 10 rebounds. Kaneland (9-9) took rushed shots and struggled from the free throw line but produced a silver lining in its own double-double performer, post threat Kelly Wallner. Wallner, donning goggles, led Kaneland with 15 points and had 10 of her 14 rebounds by halftime. “And they’ve got a strong inside game,” Kaneland coach Ernie Colombe said of Central. “They’ve got three or four kids in there, so she’s really working hard.” Coach Mark Smith’s Rockets are known as a terrific defensive team, so Kaneland has plenty of company in struggling to find its offense against the Rockets. “It’s a combination of them playing good defense and us being a little inexperienced there,” Colombe said. Shelby Holt and Alison Colby added nine points each for Central.

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Lopez leads DeKalb to easy win over Chicago Vocational By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com DeKalb girls basketball defeated Chicago Vocational, 63-27, in a nonconference road game for the Barbs’ second win in two days. Ashlei Lopez led the Barbs with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including two 3-pointers. Lopez also tallied four steals on the day. Madelyne Johnson had 13 points, five rebounds and two steals. Paige Wogen recorded eight points and five rebounds for the Barbs. T’wolves fall: Indian Creek

lost a close game to Newark, 45-38, in a home Little Ten Conference game. Oliva Harvell had 13 points to lead Indian Creek while Josie Diehl recorded eight points and 12 rebounds.

Rockford Christian tops G-K: Rockford Christian defeated Genoa-Kingston, 58-36, in a Big Northern Conference East matchup. Julie Gallauner led the Cogs (5-11, 1-3 BNC East) with 10 points while Andrea Strohmaier and Jesi Nay each had six. “Both teams played pret-

ty hard. They’re a really aggressive team and they had some shooters,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “It was a hard game for our girls to get adjusted to, the way it was called. I liked the intensity we played with for most of the game.” H-BR loses: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Seneca, 36-30.

BOYS BASKETBALL DeKalb falls: DeKalb lost to Chicago Vocational, 64-58, in a nonconference road game. Jace Kitchen led the Barbs with 15 points while Rudy Lo-

Kaneland finished 12th out of 25 teams • WRESTLING Continued from page B1 Coming into the day, Diddell said all five losses were to ranked Class 3A opponents, and he thinks that type of pedigree of opponent will only help him going forward. “Having that competition really shows me how far I need to go in order to get better,” Diddell said. “The kids that are ranked five or higher are all taking shots like

they’re 106 [pounds].” Riddled by injuries, Sycamore finished 18th, rounded out by a fifth-place finish from Chris Malone at 182 pounds and an eighth-place finish from 152-pounder Michael Ernster. The Spartans are missing three of their five ranked wrestlers, and without Tyler Barton, Austin Armstrong and Brian Johnston, they aren’t the powerhouse they’re used to being. While he’s satisfied with his healthy wres-

tlers, Nelson knows that the only way his team will make a deep run is mending those injuries over the next few weeks. “We’re a little depleted right now,” Nelson said. “We wrestled hard and that’s all you can ask for this time of year. It’s a long, kind of grueling tournament, and we’re preparing ourselves for a couple of weeks when we have the conference tournament, then regionals, sectionals, and the state tournament.”

pez and Luke Davis III each tallied 13 in the loss. T’wolves lose: Indian Creek fell to Evergreen Park, 64-54, in the final game of Indian Creek’s Hoopapalooza. Garrett Post had 15 points and 12 rebounds to record a double-double and Garrison Govig also had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Noah Holm recorded 12 points in the loss for the Timberwolves (9-5). “It was much closer than the score indicates,” Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said. “I was very pleased with how we played tonight.”

BOYS WRESTLING DeKalb sweeps: DeKalb swept

GIRLS BOWLING Jouris medals: DeKalb’s Mad-

all three dual matches at the Rolling Meadows quadrangular meet. DeKalb rolled over Maine West and Rolling Meadows and also defeated Antioch, 38-30, in its closest contest of the day. Cogs compete at Polo: Genoa-Kingston finished in 13th place at the Polo Invitational with 68 points. G-K junior Joe Murray finished third at 160 pounds. G-K sophomore Nick Cotham took fifth at 285 pounds. Freshman Christian Ordlock finished fifth at 120 pounds.

dy Jouris finished seventh out of 60-plus bowlers at the Sycamore Invite, averaging a 185 for the tournament’s six games. She bowled games of 209 and 206 on the day. Abby Kuzmanich averaged 178 and took 15th place. Kaneland takes sixth: Kaneland took sixth place at the IMSA Invitational. The Knights were led by Dominique Lee’s 511 series, including a 220 game. Christie Crews bowled consistently and recorded a 479 series.

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Kaneland’s Justin Diddell (left) wrestles against Belvidere North’s Jake Rodgers in the 285-pound fifth-place match at Saturday’s Sycamore Invitational. Diddell won, 1-0.

Andrew Stacy: This is a fun group to coach • BASKETBALL Continued from page B1 “Decision-making early on in the game was not good for us,” G-K coach Corey Jenkins said. “It wasn’t for lack of effort, we were playing hard ... we dug ourselves a hole and it was tough to get out of that. “Our turnover total has been low, [tonight was] not very characteristic of us.” However, that was as close as G-K would come as Sycamore pulled away shortly after the third quarter be-

gan. Two Mottet layups sandwiched a corner 3-pointer from Michael John Poorten and Sycamore reclaimed a 23-point lead midway through the third quarter. Vinz would put the finishing touches on Sycamore’s win late in the fourth quarter, knocking down two more triples to finish with five on the night. “This is a fun group to coach because they come pretty motivated and want to play,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said. “They expect

to play well so it’s an easier job as a coach getting them ready to play.” Vinz led all scorers with 19 points while Mottet finished with 13 and Daniel Evans tallied nine. Sal Lopez had 10 points for the Cogs while Tommy Hansen had eight. “Offensively we’ve always been pretty good, but I think our defense is coming around with our pressure,” Vinz said. “We’re starting to wear teams down so we can play at our tempo.”

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Reformed bully regrets the pain she caused Dear Abby: You said in your Nov. 14 column on bullying that you hadn’t received a single letter from anyone who had bullied others. Well, I was a bully. As a young girl I’d tease and taunt, and when I was older I used sarcasm as a way to bully. I was involved in an abusive relationship in my 20s. With support and counseling, I was able to stop being abused and being abusive. I learned the feelings I had repressed – shame, fear and low self-worth from a childhood of sexual and physical abuse – were misdirected at the people around me instead of at my abuser, my father, as they should have been. I’m not saying this is an excuse for the hurt I inflicted on

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips others, but for me there was a correlation. I’m now in a loving and supportive relationship. We have raised our children to be kind, thoughtful and confident individuals. I’m involved with an organization supporting nonprofit programs in our community that empower abused children, reach out to the sexually exploited and help women experiencing domestic violence. Because of the life I lead now, I have been able to let go of the negativity and shame of being abused, but the shame

of being abusive stays with me. I hope the people I hurt have forgiven me and have been able to move forward. But I will never know for sure. Thank you for allowing me to share my story. Even if it doesn’t get printed, writing it has lifted a little bit of the weight that I still carry from my bullying days. – Redeeming Myself Out West Dear Redeeming: Confession is good for the soul, and if getting this off your chest has been helpful, I’m glad. Obviously, you have grown since the days when you were an abuser, and your focus on helping vulnerable people in your community is laudable. I hope you will continue the work that you’re doing because there is great need

for it. If your letter makes just one person stop and think twice about WHY he or she would deliberately hurt or diminish someone else, it will have been worth the space in my column because sometimes those scars can last a lifetime. Dear Abby: I recently lost a niece. She had struggled with substance abuse and was away at college when she died. I believed in what a wonderful person she was and could be, and often sent her cards of encouragement. When my sister and her husband went to retrieve her belongings, they mentioned that she had my cards around her room. I had hoped that her parents would give them to me, but three

months later, they have not. Would it be wrong for me to ask for them? – Loving Aunt in The South Dear Loving Aunt: Please accept my sympathy for your family’s loss. The cards may not have been offered because your sister and her husband are experiencing the depths of grief. While it would not be “wrong” to ask if you can have them, don’t be surprised if they refuse to let them go – at least for the time being. Having the possessions their daughter surrounded herself with may be important to them right now as a way of feeling closer to her.

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Age, blocked nasal passages can affect taste Dear Dr. K: I’ve lost my sense of taste within the past few months. I take medicine for high blood pressure – could that be the reason? Dear Reader: It could be, but there are other possibilities. What we call “taste” is actually a combination of the sensations from the taste buds on our tongue and the smell centers in our nose. Taste also involves nerves in the tongue that sense the texture of food we are eating. The taste receptors on our tongue pick up five different types of taste. They identify what is salty, sweet, sour or bitter. There’s also a fifth taste, called “umami,”

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff which is best described as a “meaty” taste. As we get older, most of us lose some sense of smell and taste. This usually starts after about age 60. I don’t know your age, but perhaps that’s a part of what’s happening to you. People with high blood pressure are more likely to lose their sense of taste and smell. It’s not clear whether this is related to high blood pressure itself or to the drugs used to treat it. That said, certain types

of high blood pressure drugs have been reported to cause loss of taste. These include diuretics, which help the kidneys eliminate sodium and water from the body. ACE inhibitors may also cause loss of taste. If your loss of taste is related to one of your blood pressure pills, it’s probably reversible. But don’t stop taking any medications until you talk with your doctor. He or she might suggest switching to a different class of drugs or taking other steps. If your mouth is dry from diuretics, for example, you might try sipping water between bites. Sometimes the moisture can help make food more flavorful.

However, rather than assume your loss of taste is due to age or blood pressure, let’s consider some other possible explanations. Since your sense of smell also affects taste, it’s not surprising that conditions that affect your nose could reduce your sense of taste. Perhaps your nasal passages are blocked by: • Allergies • Secondhand smoke or other irritants • A persistent sinus infection • Polyps in the nose Sometimes people temporarily lose their sense of smell after an upper respiratory tract infection. Based on personal experience, I suspect there are

certain kinds of viral infections that can directly affect the nose and sense of smell. When I was a teenager, I was very sick for about a week with what the doctor called a viral infection. I recovered completely – except that my sense of smell and taste has not been as good since. I’ve seen patients with a similar experience. One benefit I’ve found from having a reduced sense of taste and smell is that I cannot appreciate the pleasures of fancy meals and wines that delight many of my friends. That’s one less thing to spend money on!

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Please give each of your pets a hug from me Dr. Wallace: I’ve been reading your column regularly in the Vicksburg (Miss.) Post. I hope you answer my question because I, too, am a pet lover. Presently, I am the owner of two faithful and wonderful dogs. Recently, I heard on television that thousands of dogs have become sick and hundreds have died from eating dog treats imported from China. This shocks me and causes me much emotional pain. Can you inform me why our country needs to import any pet foods from China? If you can’t inform me, who can? – Pet Lover, Vicksburg, Miss. Pet Lover: I wish I knew the

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace answer to your question, but I don’t. I, too, find this troubling. Most pet owners would agree. My advice would be to write to an elected official who represents you in your area, and express your displeasure that household pets are suffering and dying because of tainted imported dog treats. It’s important that this “oversight” doesn’t happen again. Please give each of your two pets a big hug from me! Dr. Wallace: I have a history of dating jerks, law-break-

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ers and stupid rednecks. All of these guys were total losers. I’ve been treated very roughly by every single one of them. The best guy in this unsavory group swore at me, calling me filthy names. To get me out of this bad-boy rut, my parents sent me to Jackson, Miss., to live with an older married sister. I had been living in Huntsville, Ala. I like Jackson, and my sister and her husband have made me feel at home. I didn’t attend church in Huntsville, but I am going to church with my new family. My sister has been encouraging me to go out with a certain boy at church who asked my sister for our telephone number. He is rather cute,

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so when he called for a date I said yes. We have gone out five times, and I had a fairly nice time. This guy has been a true gentleman, something I have not been used to. The problem is that he doesn’t turn me on in a romantic way. I told this to my sister and she got upset and said something that bothered me: “Why is it that only gangsters turn you on?” Now I’m really in a bind. If I stop seeing the guy I’m dating, my sister will really be upset with me, but to continue seeing him would be a waste of my time. Help! – Nameless, Jackson, Miss. Nameless: Stop dating this guy. It’s not fair to him to be going out with someone who

has no real interest in him. But stay away from the gangster types you used to date. If you find yourself romantically drawn only to such losers, you may have deep-seated self-esteem issues that prevent you from feeling worthy of “good guys” and keep you trapped in the cycle of abuse you left Huntsville to escape. Not dating at all for a while is certainly a better alternative than dating abusive losers. Keep going to church. You may also want to consider seeing a counselor. You won’t find Mr. Right until you learn to love and respect yourself.

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

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What does the lead suggest to declarer? To start this week, for a change of pace, let’s have some golf trivia questions. First, how far did the longest drive go on the PGA tour last year? Having been asked that question, you are probably expecting today’s deal to be a grand slam, the longest drive in bridge. Instead, though, here is a small slam. However, if you played it during a tournament and went down, it would make the drive home feel very long. South is in six spades. West leads the diamond two. How should declarer plan the play? South had a textbook three-spade opening: a good seven-card suit and some 6-10 high-card points. North used Blackwood, hoping his partner had the spade ace and a minor-suit king, which would probably have made seven notrump laydown. When South denied an ace, though, North had to be content with six spades. (Yes, he should have signed off in six no-trump, to avoid a potentially fatal minor-suit lead. But that would have ruined the story.) The careless declarer would win the first trick and immediately play a trump. But East would win with his ace and give West a diamond ruff. Leading a low card usually guarantees at least one honor in that suit. South, though, can see all five diamond honors. So he should fear that the lead is a singleton. Before playing a trump, declarer should cash dummy’s top hearts and discard his remaining diamond. Then he can lead a trump and claim shortly thereafter. Phil Mickelson hit the longest drive at 450 yards. His ball rolled a long way down a cart path.


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HARLOTTE, N.C. – The San Francisco 49ers’ 23-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game wasn’t quite the edge-of-your-seat thriller some expected, and it had little to do with the meeting between exteammates and the prized fruit of the Mike Ditka coaching tree – Jim Harbaugh and Ron Rivera. This one was about a clearly better 49ers squad teaching a bit of a lesson to the not-readyfor-primetime Panthers. Both sides did try to make it the bare-knuckle brawl everyone expected, and the game also featured as much jawing, pushing, shoving and chirpiness as any game this season. Afterward, NaVorro Bowman – one of the heroes of the game for San Francisco with 11 tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss – told me, “It was as much talking as I’ve ever heard on the field. It was two really good teams trying to get in the other one’s heads as much as possible and we were able to make more plays.” Bowman was right. Statistically, this one produced more offense than the Panthers’ 10-9 victory in San Francisco in Week 10. But the numbers made it look almost like a dead heat. Carolina outgained the 49ers 325-315 in total yards and had a 10-second advantage in time of possession at 30:05. But the 49ers were plus-2 in the turnover department and had the play-makers while the Panthers couldn’t find a difference-maker other than Steve Smith, whose 31-yard touchdown catch from Cam Newton after a 26-yard Ted Ginn, Jr. punt return gave the Panthers their only lead of the game at 10-6 in the second quarter. Smith, however, was targeted only once more with about six minutes left in the first half and then was neutralized by the 49ers’ defense the rest of the game. The lead held up until 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick found Vernon Davis in the back corner of the end zone with a 1-yard TD toss with five seconds left in the first half. It was ruled no catch on the field but replay showed Davis had dragged his left toe just before stepping out of bounds, and San Francisco went to the lockerroom with a 1310 lead at the half. Davis’ TD catch was his seventh in the playoffs, tying him for the all-time NFL record for TD catches by a tight end in the postseason. When I asked Davis what the record meant to him, he told me, “Honestly, I wasn’t aware of that and I’m kind of speechless and overwhelmed. What matters now is we have a

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush chance to do something bigger next weekend and I’m sure the record will sink in eventually.” In addition to Bowman and Davis, Ahmad Brooks (2½ sacks) and Patrick Willis (11 tackles and an interception) came up with huge stops for the 49ers. San Francisco held Panthers running backs DeAngelo Wiliams and Mike Tolbert to a combined 13 carries for 33 yards while Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin were the difference for the 49ers on offense. Gore rushed for 84 yards on 17 carries, including a 39-yard second-half run that set up the 49ers’ last score and all but put the game away. Boldin paced the passing game with eight catches for 136 yards, and was in the middle of a

lot of the jawing that went on all afternoon. The other big difference in the game was eight Panthers penalties for 73 yards that gave the 49ers’ offense a number of second chances after seemingly being stopped. In the locker room after the game, I asked Harbaugh what the difference was and he complimented his friend Rivera and said, “We just had a few more guys who knew how to get it done.” Harbaugh also told me his grandfather had passed away Sunday morning, a fact that for the most part had been kept quiet all day out of respect for his parents and family. “Its OK, though, I know he watched the game in heaven and has a huge smile on his face right now.” It’s hard to imagine that smile could have been any bigger than the one the victorious coach was wearing as he began to think about his trip to Seattle next weekend with his second Super Bowl in two years now just one win away.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS MICHAEL F. DAVIS; VELVET A. DAVIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 00597 606 WILSON STREET WATERMAN, IL 60556 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 8, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 14-15-180-008-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 606 WILSON STREET WATERMAN, IL 60556 Description of Improvements: TAN ALUMINUM SIDING WITH BROWN BRICK TRIM TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED

GARAGE SEE ATTACHED The Judgment amount was $252,945.32. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1026790 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581571 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE KMI No. 12-0759 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, -vsMICHAEL J. OROS A/K/A MICHAEL OROS, PATRICIA K. OROS, EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL, LLC, UNKOWN OWENERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 405 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2013, the Sheriff of De Kalb County will on February 13, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at the De Kalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 345 North Cedar Street, Waterman, IL 60556 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 14-16-232-021 The improvement on the property consists of a single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $206,505.11 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Korin Knutson , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1533. I580100 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

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VS KATHRYN FITZGERALD A/K/A KATHRYN M FITZGERALD; RIVERBEND SUBDIVISION TOWNHOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 626 215 MARKET STREET GENOA, IL 60135 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 02-24-448-053 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 215 MARKET STREET GENOA, IL 60135 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $192,123.98. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1222939 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581596 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF VS CONNIE JACKSON; JANICE JACKSON; BRIDGES OF RIVERMIST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 632 461 QUINLAN AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-02-304-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 461 QUINLAN AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: 1 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $279,559.72. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount,

pay the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1222728 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581595 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS ILIANA PEREZ; THE RICHLAND TRAILS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 182 132 WEST MEADOW DRIVE CORTLAND, IL 60112 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 09-20-180-011 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 132 WEST MEADOW DRIVE CORTLAND, IL 60112 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $220,224.58. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1304841 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581607 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS ALLIED FIRST BANK PLAINTIFF VS JEFFREY M. PERRY A/K/A JEFFREY PERRY A/K/A JEFF PERRY; TAMMY S. PERRY A/K/A TAMMY PERRY;


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COSGROVE; AMERICAN MIDWEST BANK F/K/A THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK OF DEKALB COUNTY; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 36 1428 NORTH FOURTEENTH STREET, DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 31, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-13-302-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1428 NORTH FOURTEENTH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TAN WOOD SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH A DETACHED ONE CAR GARAGE The Judgment amount was $87,043.10. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216261 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581588

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

HOUSING CONTINUUM, INC.; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 29 116 TILTON PARK DRIVE DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 31, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-14-327-010 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 116 TILTON PARK DRIVE DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: GRAY VINYL SIDED ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $137,203.71. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1226385 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581601

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC PLAINTIFF VS PHILIP COSGROVE A/K/A PHILIP G.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS MICHAEL F. DAVIS; VELVET A. DAVIS; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 00597 606 WILSON STREET WATERMAN, IL 60556 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on December 8, 2011, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178,

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PUBLIC NOTICE KMI No. 12-0759 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DE KALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, -vsMICHAEL J. OROS A/K/A MICHAEL OROS, PATRICIA K. OROS, EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL, LLC, UNKOWN OWENERS-TENANTS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). 12 CH 405 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2013, the Sheriff of De Kalb County will on February 13, 2014, at the hour of 1:00 p.m. at the De Kalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property: LOT 7, IN BLOCK 2 IN LAMB`S ADDITION TO WATERMAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK `C` OF PLATS, PAGE 6, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 345 North Cedar Street, Waterman, IL 60556 PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION NO: 14-16-232-021 The improvement on the property consists of a single unit dwelling. Sale terms: cash in hand. The Judgment amount was $206,505.11 The property will NOT be open for inspection. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Contact Korin Knutson , Esq. of Kozeny & McCubbin Illinois, LLC., Plaintiff's Attorney, 105 West Adams, Suite 1850, Chicago, Illinois 60603. (312) 605-3500 ext. 1533. I580100 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

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Sy at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 78, IN GREEN RIDGE, PHASE I, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 31, 2005 AS DOCUMENT 2005001897, IN NUMBER DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 14-15-180-008-0000 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 606 WILSON STREET WATERMAN, IL 60556 Description of Improvements: TAN ALUMINUM SIDING WITH BROWN BRICK TRIM TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE SEE ATTACHED The Judgment amount was $252,945.32. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1026790 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC PLAINTIFF VS CONNIE JACKSON; JANICE JACKSON; BRIDGES OF RIVERMIST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 632 461 QUINLAN AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT 277 IN BRIDGES OF RIVERMIST UNIT 4, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 2, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED SEPTEMBER 28, 2005, IN PLAT CABINET 9, SLIDE NO 163-D, AS DOCUMENT NO 2005019391, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-02-304-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 461 QUINLAN AVENUE DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: 1 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $279,559.72. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject

ubj plaintiff to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1222728 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581595 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF VS ILIANA PEREZ; THE RICHLAND TRAILS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 182 132 WEST MEADOW DRIVE CORTLAND, IL 60112 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on November 7, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OFDEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS, TO WIT: LOT 18 IN RICHLAND TRAILS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JUNE 18, 2007 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2007010715, CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2007015993, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-20-180-011 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 132 WEST MEADOW DRIVE CORTLAND, IL 60112 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $220,224.58. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g) (1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1304841 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581607 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 2013, January 6 & 13, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS ALLIED FIRST BANK PLAINTIFF VS JEFFREY M. PERRY A/K/A JEFFREY PERRY A/K/A JEFF PERRY; TAMMY S. PERRY A/K/A TAMMY PERRY; HOUSING CONTINUUM, INC.; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 29 116 TILTON PARK DRIVE DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO

JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 31, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT FOURTEEN (14) BLOCK THREE (3) IN JOHN W. TILTON'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK TWO (2) AND THREE (3) OF TILTON PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION FOURTEEN (14), TOWNSHIP FORTY (40) NORTH, RANGE FOUR EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS OF DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS ON OCTOBER 29, 1951 IN BOOK "G" OF PLATS, ON PAGE 180, AS DOCUMENT NO. 245560, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-14-327-010 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 116 TILTON PARK DRIVE DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: GRAY VINYL SIDED ONE STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH NO GARAGE The Judgment amount was $137,203.71. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1226385 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581601

ify cessful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1216261 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I581588

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC PLAINTIFF VS PHILIP COSGROVE A/K/A PHILIP G. COSGROVE; AMERICAN MIDWEST BANK F/K/A THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK OF DEKALB COUNTY; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 36 1428 NORTH FOURTEENTH STREET, DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on October 31, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on February 13, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: LOT EIGHT (8) IN BLOCK SIX (6) IN MEADOWLANDS, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTIONS 13 AND 14, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-13-302-008 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1428 NORTH FOURTEENTH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: TAN WOOD SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY WITH A DETACHED ONE CAR GARAGE The amount was Judgment $87,043.10. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The suc-

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with Section 1720 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/17-20), notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in the Offices of the Department of Revenue, 101 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois, for the purpose of taking evidence which may be pertinent to the Department's estimate of the percent to be added to the aggregate assessment of locally assessed property in DeKalb County for the assessment year 2013. This hearing is required by the Property Tax Code. Based on the comparison of assessed valuations, the analysis of property transfers, and other available information, the estimated percentage to be added to the aggregate assessment of locally assessed property other than property assessed under Sections 10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/10-110 through 10-140 and 10-170 through 10-200) is 0.00%. Accordingly, the tentative equalization factor is 1.0000. This meeting will be accessible to handicapped individuals in compliance with Executive Order #5 and pertinent state and federal laws upon notification of anticipated attendance. Handicapped persons planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact Ms. Gay Bowen, either by telephone (217/785-6619) or letter (Department of Revenue, Local Government Services - 4-500, 101 West Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 19033, Springfield, Illinois 627949033), by January 21, 2014, to inform of their anticipated attendance. /s/ Brian Hamer Director (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 13, 2014.)

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