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A farm is seen through blowing snow Jan. 6 in Pierce Township.

By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com DeKALB – With subzero temperatures and strong winds predicted today, public buildings, schools and colleges in DeKalb County have planned to close their doors today. All local public school districts are closed. The Northern Illinois University campus will be entirely shut down, with classes canceled and employees not expected to report to work. Classes will not resume until 8 a.m. Wednesday. All DeKalb County public buildings including the courthouse will be closed as well because of roads and weather conditions. Meteorologist predictions for gusty winds paired with more snow prompted District 428 to cancel Monday’s classes, Superintendent Jim Briscoe said. He said the temperature was not the determining factor. Classes could be canceled in the district Tuesday

as well, Briscoe said. “It’s the winds and light snow and the fact that we’re expecting more snow,” Briscoe said. “It could create some dangerous driving conditions.” The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office responded to several accidents over the weekend related to ice- and snow-covered roads. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Sunday issued a statement urging Illinois residents to stay inside. “As we head into another bout of extreme winter weather, our public safety workers are working around the clock to keep people safe while keeping roads open for those who must travel,” Quinn said in a written statement Sunday. “I urge all residents to stay warm and check on your friends and relatives who may need assistance during the dangerous cold. And please keep your pets indoors during this winter blast.”

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A vehicle becomes stuck in a snowdrift Jan. 6 while traveling south on Somonauk Road south of Hinckley in Squaw Grove Township.

Brutal cold returns to Midwest for extended stay By DON BABWIN The Associated Press CHICAGO – A persistent weather pattern driving bitterly cold air south out of the Arctic will cause temperatures from Minnesota to Kentucky to plummet today, turning this winter into one of the coldest on record in some areas. For about 2½ days, actual temperatures will range from the teens to below zero, and the wind chills with be even colder, minus 43 in Minneapolis, minus 23 in Milwaukee and Chicago, minus 14 in Kansas City, Mo., and minus 3 in Louisville. In fact, the National Weather Service says most of the Midwest will feel far colder than today’s expected high in the nation’s northernmost city, Barrow, Alaska – minus 4. National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Blair stopped short of calling the latest round of cold part of the polar vortex, which are winds that circulate around the North Pole. “There’s really nothing abnormal about the air that’s coming into the area,” he said. “It’s just been a very persistent pattern” of cold air.

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A minivan is hooked up after being pulled out of a ditch Saturday on Indiana 9 south of Alexandria, Ind. Multiple wrecks closed Indiana 9 from Indiana 128 to County Road 900 North on Saturday. He said it’s an amplified pattern of the jet stream, and cold air is filtering in behind a large trough of low pressure. He explained further: “Troughs are typically associated with unstable or unsettled weather, and, at this time of the year, much colder air.” In the Chicago area, residents were bracing for a historic deep freeze. today’s high was expected to

be minus 4 degrees, and it could get as low as negative 17 downtown, with wind chills as low as 40 below. Such temperatures are expected to hold into Tuesday. If Chicago makes it to 60 hours below zero, it will be the longest stretch since 1983, when it was below zero for 98 hours, and the third longest in 80 years. Chicago resident Matt Ryan, 19,

was headed to his family’s house in the suburb of Oak Park on Sunday. “I came home to steal a scarf from my parents,” he said. His plan for Monday: Dress in layers, carry hand warmers and wear long underwear. Ryan said he was a little excited that classes were going to be canceled at the University of Illinois at Chicago, but that he’d never seen a winter so intense. “I’m sick of it,” he said. Chicago Public Schools called off today’s classes for its nearly 400,000 students a day in advance, as did suburban districts. Earlier this month, when it was below zero for 36 straight hours, CPS closed for two days. North Dakota and South Dakota residents dealt with dangerous cold Sunday and wind gusts that reached up to 60 mph. The high winds led to blowing snow that made it nearly impossible to travel in some parts. “This is definitely the most widespread event we’ve had this year,” said weather service meteorologist Adam Jones in Grand Forks, N.D.

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CHICAGO – With his top priority of pension reform inked into law, Gov. Pat Quinn is preparing for a critical election-year State of the State speech this week, needing to persuade lawmakers and voters he has the leadership skills to keep running Illinois. The annual address, set for Wednesday, is a chance for Quinn to lay out his goals and recap his accomplishments. He is sure to count pension reform – which he once said he was “put on Earth” to solve – as a signature achievement, but how much credit the Chicago Democrat can take is a matter for debate. Quinn has won praise for keeping the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis in the public eye, despite the threat of reforms to the retirement benefits of state workers and unions, traditional Democratic allies who could be key to his re-election. At the same time, he’s been criticized for his more populist methods and not doing more to broker the deal that was passed in December by the Legislature and now faces legal challenges. Other pension reform advocates say it’s fair to give Quinn a nod for his efforts, but some argue that he actually came late to the issue and acted only when he couldn’t afford not to as the state’s executive officer. “It was driven by the fact that he had no place else to go,” said Ty Fahner, president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, which had warned of a state pension crisis for years. “We got a bill because we had no place to go.” Until a few years ago, pension reform was far more on the radar of economists and business executives than legislators and the public. Lawmakers skipped or shorted payments to the state pension systems for years and created a growing shortfall. Despite dire consequences for the state’s budget and business climate, the General Assembly took years to act. Fahner said it wasn’t until 2011 – two years after Quinn came into office – that the governor took the issue seriously. By that time, Illinois’ pension crisis was evolving into a national embarrassment and the state’s credit ratings were taking serious hits. Quinn began speaking out about pension reform any chance he got, at times refusing to address other issues until the crisis was solved. He called lawmakers into special sessions, set deadlines, rolled out a social media campaign featuring a cartoon snake named “Squeezy” and tried to hold lawmakers’ paychecks until they came up with a solution. For months, he also refused to take his own paycheck.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today

Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. 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 4 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; 815-751-4719; 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 County Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: 6 to 8 p.m. last Monday each month at DeKalb Unitarian Universalist Church, 158 N. Fourth St. All are welcome to join PFLAG. Contact Patricia at 815-375-3212 or pflagdekalbcounty@yahoo.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. 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. 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. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club: 9 p.m. at 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. 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. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Networking for Families: Noon to 1 p.m. at DeKalb County Health Department, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Nonprofits, social-service agencies and educators focus on community improvements. Contact Elaine Cozort at elaineco@ kishwaukeecollege.edu or 815-7564893, ext. 226. Open Closet: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org.

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Jamie Stumbaugh, owner of Frostfire Designs, shows some of the jewelry and suncatchers she creates in her DeKalb home.

8 FACE TIME WITH...

Jamie Stumbaugh All it took was a quick lesson to get her started, and DeKalb resident Jamie Stumbaugh was off and running creating jewelry. She took a few minutes from her beading to talk with reporter Debbie Behrends about her work.

page under the name I use for my jewelry, Frostfire Designs. I have an eBay account, but I haven’t started selling there, yet. There’s just so much on eBay already.

hard to please my customers. I love it when I can feel their excitement.

Behrends: Do you have another job or is making jewelry your full-time work? Stumbaugh: I’m looking for a job,

Behrends: Do you do any other crafty things? Stumbaugh: I just started making

a year ago. My mom taught me the basics, and I just went from there.

but in the meantime, I’m making jewelry and doing my best to keep websites updated with what I have available.

Behrends: Do you sell your creations locally? Stumbaugh: I have set up booths

Behrends: Beading seems like tedious work. What do you like about it? Stumbaugh: I like making people

beaded bookmarks. I know e-books are popular, but people still like paper books. I have some ideas for making wooden trinket boxes. I have some stained glass supplies that were given to me and I would like to take a class to learn more about it. And, my sister is a massage therapist, so she asked me about creating some apothecary aromatherapy diffuser necklaces, and that looks interesting.

at various markets and things like the Wonderful World of Christmas, and I plan to do that again. I also sell online. I have an Etsy account and a Storenvy site. I also have a Facebook

happy. If someone comes to me with an idea, or they see something they would like in another color, I will do my best to accommodate them. I do take custom orders and I try really

• Who would you like to see featured in Face Time? Let us know at news@daily-chronicle.com. The feature runs each Monday.

Behrends: How long have you been making jewelry? And how did you get started? Stumbaugh: I just started about

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TODAY DeKalb City Council: 5 p.m. in Room 212 at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. DeKalb County Board Law and Justice Committee: 6:30 p.m. at Administration Building, conference room east, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore DeKalb Park District Hopkins Pool Consideration Committee: 6:30 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Center, Secondnd Floor Conference Room, DeKalb. Genoa City Council Committee of the Whole: 6:30 p.m. at Genoa City Hall Council Chambers, 333 E. First St.

435 Airport Road, Sycamore. Clinton Township Board: 7 p.m. at the Clinton Township Building, 315 W. Adams, Waterman. Sycamore School District 427 Board: 7 p.m. at the Sycamore School District Administration Building, 245 W. Exchange St. DeKalb County Board of Health: 7:30 p.m. in the Barton Conference Room at the Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.

Village of Hinckley Public Safety Committee: 6:30 at the Village Hall, 720 James St. Cortland Town Board: 7 p.m. at Cortland Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road. Indian Creek School District Community Concern for Children parent organization: 7 p.m. at Indian Creek High School, 506 S. Shabbona Road, Shabbona. Kaneland School District 302 Board: 7 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. Sandwich City Council: 7 p.m. at the Sandwich City Hall Annex, 128 E. Railroad St. Shabbona Village Board: 7 p.m. at Shabbona Village Hall, 206 S. Blackhawk.

DeKalb County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium & Office Building Authority: 1:15 p.m. the the Beacon Room, Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road. DeKalb.

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California drought has ranchers selling cattle By JASON DEAREN The Associated Press AROMAS, Calif. – In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market’s cattle auction on California’s Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses. This year, however, business is bustling, with packed pens of moaning cattle and cowboys standing on tip-toe to get a glance at their potential prizes. Because of historically dry conditions, California’s soil moisture – a key ingredient for the forage that cattle

graze on – is low throughout the state. With feed costs high and weeks of dry weather in the forecast, ranchers already are selling off parts of their herds as normally green grazing pastures have turned brown. “We’re in the drought now, so a lot of these are going back to Texas,” said rancher and auction house co-owner Monty Avery, gesturing to a pen packed full of cows. “We usually sell about 100-150 animals per week. Now we’re seeing 800-1,000 per week, so the volume’s jumped up.” Gov. Jerry Brown has formally proclaimed a drought in California, a move that codified what farmers and

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Jim Warren, owner of 101 Livestock Market, conducts a cattle auction Jan. 14 in Aromas, Calif. ranchers in the state had known for weeks. The U.S. Drought Monitor has said there are “extreme drought”

conditions in central and northern California, where much of the state’s ranching is located.

California is now in its third dry year, with little snowfall so far this winter and forecasts suggesting only more sunshine. Precipitation in most of the state is less than 20 percent of normal and reservoirs are dwindling – one town on California’s far northern coast says it has fewer than 100 days of drinking water in storage. The state is the nation’s leader in dairy cows, and fourth overall in the U.S. for total number of cattle, trailing Texas, Nebraska and Kansas, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. With little free food available for cattle, some ranchers have already started controlling costs.


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Former county sheriff remembered as ‘exceptional man’ Field W. Utter, also a former county treasurer, dies at age 93

By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com DeKALB – God, country, core and family. That was Field W. Utter’s motto, his family says. Utter, a former DeKalb County sheriff and chief deputy, died Thursday at age 93 at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center in DeKalb, a nursing home which he helped build. His family remembers Utter, also a World War II veteran, as a loyal friend and devoted family man.

“Grandpa treated everybody fairly and equally,” said Leslie Powers, Utter’s granddaughter. “If there was anything we ever needed, a hand to hold or a shoulder to cry on, he was there for all of us.” Utter became a DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy in 1950. Four years later, he worked for the Veterans’ Administration. In 1958, he rejoined the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office

as chief deputy, and in 1962, he was elected DeKalb County sheriff. He was elected DeKalb County treasurer in 1966 and was appointed as a Field W. Utter probation officer in 1971. In 1974, he was appointed chief adult probation officer for the

Funeral arrangements n What: Field W. Utter funeral service n When: 10 a.m. today n Where: Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore

16th Judicial Circuit. DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott remembers Utter as

a man he could always count on for advice. When Utter was sheriff, he actually lived in the jail while his wife cooked for inmates, a past custom done throughout Illinois, Scott said. Scott saw Utter last week at the nursing home. “One of the things about him is he had a long service,” Scott said. “He really cared about people in DeKalb County, and he showed it through

his service.” Sycamore resident Karen Morris, Utter’s daughter, said her dad had a very good work ethic in which he “tried to do the best in every job he had or make it better,” she said. “He got along with everybody,” Morris said. “You could always come to him and ask for help. He treated everyone the same.” Utter laid a foundation for sheriffs today with his accomplishments, Scott said. “He was an exceptional man,” Scott said.

Gov. Quinn’s budget chief touts good news to reduce unpaid bills By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

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Dave Steimel, Lisa Holiday and her daughter, Isabella, 8, look though pictures in the former St. Mary School in DeKalb on Sunday.

‘This place is a time capsule’ Hundreds attend centennial celebration at St. Mary School By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com DeKALB – As a student at St. Mary School in DeKalb, Bob Faivre and his fellow students used to wander through the tunnels under the school. That is, until the students got caught and were forced by their nun teachers to write 1,500 word essays explaining their behavior. Bob, a 1968 St. Mary graduate, told this story to his grandaughter, Ansley Faivre, 7, for the first time Sunday as they walked through the former St. Mary School at the corner of Fourth Street and Fisk Avenue. Memories of forming friendships, lasting educational lessons and getting into trouble filled the former St. Mary School on Sunday as around 400 people attended the school’s centennial celebration and the kickoff to Catholic Schools Week. “It’s fun to be in such a building that resonates with so many people,” Centennial Committee Chair Alicia Schatteman said. The school opened in 1913 with 90 students in first through sixth grade. The first

graduating class in 1914 had 12 students. The school later expanded and included kindergarten through eighth grade. The original school was used until 1996 when St. Mary bought the former Notre Dame School on Gurler Road. All parents and alumni were invited to attend the celebration Sunday. They also were asked to record a video message containing some of their memories. A videographer sponsored by the local chapter of Catholic Daughters of the Americas was on site to record the memories, which will be compiled into one video and debut at the annual Lancer Legacy Ball in April. Harold Russie carried with him a bag of memorabilia from his time at St. Mary, including a toy graduation cap with class of 1958 printed across it. Russie, who serves as the organist for St. Mary Church, recalled rehearsals for the spring piano recitals decades ago. “Sister would always be so nervous for each of us as we went out to practice,” Russie said. Several students reconnected with Joan Hoffman, who taught first grade at the

school from 1963 to 1991. Hoffman nearly felt overwhelmed by the amount of memories that came rushing back as she walked through the former classrooms, including the one she used to call her own. “I think there was great potential in the children,” Hoffman said. “Hopefully I was able to get the very best out of them that I could.” Her first class contained 47 students and desks were bolted to the floor, a far cry from the classrooms of today, she said. Aside from the oral history of the school, an array of artifacts were on display. The basement of the school contained tables covered in school memorabilia. Lisa Holiday and Dave Steimel, who were in first grade at St. Mary in 1972, laughed as they found their class picture. They didn’t quite see the resemblance between themselves and the black and white images captures in the 70’s, but when it came to the school, they felt as if it had been frozen in time. “This place is a time capsule,” Steimel said. “It hasn’t changed a bit.”

in self-defense. Police found 61-year-old Al Filan dead on the floor of his Orland Park home Tuesday. An autopsy determined Filan died of multiple stab wounds. Filan was a business teacher at Brother Rice High School.

porated Des Plaines is charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing death and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. His bond was set at $270,000. Aranda was driving Jan. 17 when his vehicle struck Janina Kasperek of Niles. The release says Aranda tested positive for marijuana ingredient THC and Benzodiazepine. Authorities found a bag with 27 grams of marijuana in the vehicle. His 18-year-old passenger was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. A listed number for Aranda couldn’t be located Sunday. – Wire reports

8STATE BRIEFS Woman arrested in slaying of suburban teacher ORLAND PARK – Relatives of a 20-year-old Ohio woman charged in the stabbing death of a suburban Chicago teacher say she acted in self-defense. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Alisha Walker of Akron, Ohio, was arrested in a hotel in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Friday and was being held in the county jail there on a first degree murder warrant issued by a Cook County judge. It was immediately unclear if Walker had an attorney. A listed phone number was disconnected. Walker’s mother, Sherri Chatman, told the newspaper that her daughter told her she acted

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CHICAGO – Days ahead of Gov. Pat Quinn’s major yearly address, his budget chief sent lawmakers a letter Sunday detailing “encouraging” developments on the effort to reduce Illinois’ billions in unpaid bills, and he said payments could soon be in line with “private-sector benchmarks.” The move could help set the tone for Wednesday’s State of the State speech where Quinn, who is facing re-election, is expected to talk about his vision, accomplishments and possibly his approach to Illinois’ lingering financial problems. He could lay out what he proposes when the income tax increase expires in 2015. The letter from Quinn’s budget director Jerry Stermer, obtained by The Associated Press, said unpaid bills will be about $5.6 billion by fiscal year’s end – down from nearly $10 billion at the peak of the recession.

Stermer’s letter details payments to human services and says more information on the state’s status will be available on a website and updated each month. “If the outstanding bills are paid down – and not allowed to pile up again – the amount of bills making their way through the state’s payment system in any 30-day period will be in line with private-sector benchmarks,” Stermer wrote. Quinn’s budget spokesman Abdon Pallasch said the letter was sent Sunday because that’s when the information was ready. He said there was no connection to Quinn’s State of the State address. However, the letter prompted other questions, particularly over the income tax. Quinn and Democrats approved the temporary increase in 2011 as a way to help close a budget deficit. But Republicans have said the state’s unpaid bills still are too high. Senate Republicans

planned to review the numbers in Stermer’s letter, but said they were a good signal if accurate. “It remains a concern, however, that there still are piles of old bills,” Patty Schuh, spokeswoman for Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, said in a statement. “The Democrats sold their tax increase as a way to pay bills. But three years and $20 billion from taxpayers’ pockets later, there is still debt.” Earlier this month, Stermer’s office released a report outlining what would happen if the income tax increase expires as scheduled: Illinois’ deficit would grow to $1.9 billion in 2015 and $4.1 billion in 2016. And the backlog of bills would also grow to $16.2 billion in 2017. Quinn hasn’t said whether he’ll push for an extension. Pallasch declined to talk specifics. “The governor will address the budget in the budget speech,” he said. The budget address is Feb. 19.

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8OBITUARIES JERRY KOCH Born: Oct. 1, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. Died: Jan. 24, 2014; in DeKalb SYCAMORE – Jerry L. Koch, 86, of Sycamore, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Charles F. and Pearl H. (Meyer) Koch, he married Jeannetta Prestidge on July 6, 1974, in Kingston. Jerry retired from Driv-Lok in Sycamore after 22 years in the maintenance department. Jerry was a World War II veteran and a member for more than 50 years of both the Sycamore American Legion Post 99 and Sycamore Moose Lodge 1506. He is survived by his wife Jeannetta of Sycamore; three daughters, Pam Horton of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeannie Dianne (Paul) Trepanier, of Bolivar, Mo., and Vickie (Robert) Reimann of Florida; one brother, Martin Koch of Sycamore; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William in 1945 and Charles “Mick” Jr. in 1987; and one sister, Delores “Cookie” Lynch in 1997. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m Friday, Jan. 31, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. A visitation will be at the funeral chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Interment will be private in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. A memorial fund has been established. For information or to leave a condolence, visit www. olsonfh.com or call 815-8956589. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. Sycamore Quiram Chapel. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

EDWIN MCMURRAY Born: Jan. 25, 1947, in Ottumwa, Iowa Died: Jan. 23, 2014; in Rockford

DeKalb County Jesse D. Valasek, 31, of the 700 block of Benham Street, Kirkland, was charged Friday, Jan. 24, with DUI, aggravated DUI, driving while license suspended and arrested on a DuPage County warrant for failure to appear for DUI after a two vehicle accident at Cherry Valley Road and Paulsen Road. No injuries were reported. Lionel Rangel, 48, of the 900 block of W. Taylor Street, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Jan. 26, with failure to signal and DUI. Ellen M. Matejka, 45, of the 1100 block of Alexandria Drive, Sycamore, was charged Sunday, Jan. 26, with DUI.

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KIRKLAND – Edwin Lazelle McMurray, 66, of Kirkland, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2014, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Born Jan. 25, 1947, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Edwin Lazelle McMurray Sr. and Laura Maxine (Pettijohn) McMurray, he was married on Sept. 4, 1966, in Kirkland, to Georgia Anderson. Edwin enjoyed restoring cars and playing with his grandchildren. He loved country music and playing his guitar. He enjoyed playing the slots and working on computers. He especially loved family time and having family dinners with everyone. Edwin is survived by his wife, Georgia of Kirkland; and three children, Crystal (Tim) Hendrickson of Sycamore, Matthew and Michael McMurray of Kirkland. He also is survived by 13 grandchildren and five-great grandchildren and one on the way. He leaves four brothers and one sister and numerous nieces and nephews. Edwin is also survived by several aunts and uncles in Iowa. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Edwin Lazelle of McMurray, III.; and one brother, Little Johnny. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Kirkland Chapel, 309 South Fifth St., Kirkland, with the Rev. Edward Hathcoat officiating. The visitation will be also be at the Quiram Kirkland Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To leave a memory or condolence, please visit www.olsonfh.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.com.

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BETHESDA, Md. – Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. It may sound bizarre, but the rare type of research is a step in the quest for better flu vaccines. It turns out that how the body fends off influenza remains something of a mystery. “Vaccines are working, but we could do better,” said Dr. Matthew Memoli of the National Institutes of Health, who is leading the study that aims to infect up to 100 adults over the next year. Wait a minute: Flu is sweeping the country, so why not just study the already sick? That wouldn’t let scientists measure how the immune system reacts through each step of infection, starting with that first exposure to the virus. It’s not an experiment to be taken lightly. After all, the flu kills thousands of Americans a year. For safety, Memoli chose a dose that produces mild to moderate symptoms – and accepts only volunteers who are healthy and no older than 50. And to avoid spreading the germs, participants must spend at least nine days quarantined inside a special isolation ward at the NIH hospital, their health closely monitored. They’re not released until nasal tests prove they’re no longer contagious.

The incentive: About $3,000 to compensate for their time. “I received a very scolding email from my mother” about signing up, Daniel Bennett, 26, said with a grin. “Their standards are so high, I don’t believe I’m in danger,” added Bennett, a restaurant worker from College Park, Md. “I don’t get sick that often.” A masked and gloved Memoli had Bennett lie flat for about a minute. “It will taste salty. Some will drip down the back of your throat,” Memoli said, before squeezing a syringe filled with millions of microscopic virus particles, floating in salt water, into each nostril.

Sure enough, a few days later Bennett had the runny nose and achiness of mild flu. The best defense against influenza is a yearly vaccine, but it’s far from perfect. In fact, the vaccine is least effective in people age 65 and older – the group most susceptible to flu – probably because the immune system weakens with age. Understanding how younger adults’ bodies fight flu may help scientists determine what the more vulnerable elderly are missing, clues to help develop more protective vaccines for everyone, Memoli explained. Here’s the issue: The vaccine is designed to raise people’s levels of a particu-

lar flu-fighting antibody. It targets a protein that acts like the virus’ coat, called hemagglutinin – the “H’’ in H1N1, the strain that caused the 2009 pandemic and that is causing the most illness so far this winter, too. But it’s not clear what antibody level is best to aim for – or whether a certain amount means you’re protected against getting sick at all, or that you’d get a mild case instead of a severe one. “As mind-boggling as it is, we don’t know the answer to that,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “We made some assumptions that we knew everything about flu.”

Md. mall gunman had no criminal past By BEN NUCKOLS The Associated Press

21000 block of Vesper St., Crest Hill, was charged Saturday, Jan. 18, with possession of drug paraphernalia. Eduardo Quintero, 31, of the 100 block of Hollister Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Jan. 18, with domestic battery. Ericka L. Brown, 28, of the 2000 block of Eves Court, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Jan. 18, with resisting, obstructing or disarming an officer. Armando M. Pineda, 27, of the 800 block of W. Taylor Street, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Jan. 18, with simple assault, domestic battery and resisting, obstructing or disarming an officer. Emily P. Turner, 19, of the 1100 block of Carrie Avenue, Rochelle, was charged Saturday, Jan. 18, with possession of liquor by a minor. Matthew J. Kulma, 19, of the 1000 block of N. 13th Street, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Jan. 19, with underage drinking. Clayton W. Mosher, 19, of the 200 block of Knollwood Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Jan. 19, with underage drinking.

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COLUMBIA, Md. – The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday. Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing room and started shooting, police said.

Shoppers fled in a panic or barricaded themselves behind closed doors. When police arrived, they found three people dead – two store employees and Aguilar, who had killed himself, authorities said. The shooting baffled investigators and acquaintances of Aguilar, a quiet, skinny teenager who gradu a t e d f r o m Darion Aguilar high school less than a year ago and had no previous run-ins with law enforcement. Police spent Sunday trying to piece together his motive, but it remained elusive. Aguilar, who had concealed the shotgun in a bag, fired six to nine times. One victim, Brianna Benlolo, a

21-year-old single mother, lived half a mile away from Aguilar in the same College Park neighborhood, but police said they were still trying to determine what, if any, relationship they had. Although they lived close to Maryland’s largest university, neither was a student there. Aguilar was accepted last February to Montgomery College, a community college in the Washington suburbs, but school spokesman Marcus Rosano said he never registered or attended. The other employee, Tyler Johnson, did not know Aguilar and did not socialize with Benlolo outside of work, a relative said. Tydryn Scott, 19, said she was Aguilar’s lab partner in science class at James Hubert Black High School and said he hung out with other skaters.

She said she was stung by the news. “It was really hurtful, like, wow – someone that I know, someone that I’ve been in the presence of more than short amounts of time. I’ve seen this guy in action before. Never upset, never sad, just quiet, just chill,” Scott told The Associated Press. “If any other emotion, he was happy, laughing.” Aguilar graduated in 2013, school officials confirmed. The Prince George’s County Police Department said it received a missing persons report for Aguilar at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday, more than two hours after the mall shooting. Officers went to Aguilar’s home to speak with his mother about 5 p.m. and saw Aguilar’s journal. The portion the officer read made him concerned for Aguilar’s safety, the department said.

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8STATE BRIEFS Suburban Chicago police seize $3M in heroin BOLINGBROOK – Three men are facing charges after suburban Chicago authorities say they discovered $3 million worth of heroin. The (Joliet) Herald-News reports the drugs were found in a 60-quart cooler that had about three kilograms of heroin inside. The three men were arrested Thursday in Bolingbrook. The trio included a 25-yearold from suburban Lindenhurst along with a 39-year-old and a 35-year-old from Joliet. – The Herald-News

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Expressways were forced to close in Michigan • MIDWEST Continued from page A1 Snow and high winds in Indiana led officials there to restrict vehicle traffic or recommend only essential travel in more than half of the state’s counties. And Iowa officials said the combination of snow and high winds would make traveling dangerous; forecasters there called for wind chills to be as low as 40 below zero on Monday. In Michigan, snow on the roads and deep subfreezing temperatures contributed to multiple crashes Sunday that forced expressway closings. On Saturday night, two people were killed in Grand Haven Township in western Michigan because of similar weather conditions, authorities said. Alex Alfidi, manager at Leo’s Coney Island restaurant in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham, said the extreme winter weather is hurting his business. “We slowed down big time,” Alfidi, 39, said, noting that while he’s been getting some carryout business, the casual walk-in customers have been staying away. He also said it’s hard for him and his employees to get to and from work in the snow, ice and cold. Sometimes, the 24-hour restaurant is operating with just him and a waitress. Alfidi said he has seen some challenging winters in 15 years in Michigan, but none as bad as the current winter. “This is the biggest one,” he said.

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White House warns Obama could go around Congress By PHILIP ELLIOTT The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Obama faces a politically divided Congress on Tuesday and will use his annual address to demand expanded economic opportunity. Absent legislative action, the White House is telling lawmakers the president is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between

rich and poor Americans. “I think the way we have to think about this year is we have a divided government,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime Obama adviser. “The Republican Congress is not going to rubber-stamp the president’s agenda. The president is not going to sign the Republican Congress’ agenda.” So the White House is eyeing compromise on some priorities, Obama advisers said. But the president is also looking at executive orders that can be enacted without Congress’ approval. “The president sees this as a year of action to work with Congress where he

can and to bypass Congress where necessary,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said. The act-or-else posture bristled Republicans. “The president has sort of hung out on the left and tried to get what he wants through the bureaucracy as opposed to moving to the political center,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the GOP Senate leader. Added Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.: “It sounds vaguely like a threat, and I think it also has a certain amount of arrogance.” With campaigns for November’s election on the

horizon, there’s scant reason for the White House to be optimistic about Republican support for measures to revive a bipartisan immigration bill that has passed the Senate, an increased minimum wage or expanding prekindergarten programs. Republicans looking to wrest control of the Senate and keep their majority in the House instead want to keep the focus on the struggling economy and Obama’s stewardship of it. The GOP is pinning hopes that voter frustration remains high and punishes Democrats on the ballot for Obama’s tenure. “His economic policies

are not working,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The White House has been signaling to Republicans that it would not wait for Congress to act. It also is betting Obama’s backers will rally behind his plans. “When American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, he will not wait for Congress,” Pfeiffer wrote in an email to Obama supporters Saturday. Following the speech, Obama will travel to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Tennessee to promote the proposals he introduces Tuesday evening.

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High temperatures Tuesday are predicted to be in the subzero range, according to Accuweather reports. The public agencies that will be closed Monday include: • All local public school districts • All DeKalb County public buildings, including the courthouse • Northern Illinois University classes canceled until Wednesday at 8 a.m. • Kishwaukee College

Briscoe said district officials would continue to monitor the weather to determine if school should be canceled Tuesday. High temperatures Tuesday are predicted to be in the subzero range, according to Accuweather reports. “As of Wednesday it looks as though we could get back to school,” Briscoe said. “All we can do is wait and watch.” Other closures include Family Service Agency and Sycamore Park District offices, programs and community center. The Voluntary Action Center will provide limited service.

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A pick-up truck travels south on Somonauk Road near Shabbona Grove Road Jan. 2 as snow drifts across the pavement in Squaw Grove Township. compile a list of agencies and faith-based organizations that offer shelter and resources for people who are homeless, temporarily displaced or otherwise don’t have a place to go to seek shelter. “This is really a starting off point,” Miller said. “We are putting together a list so

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The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans By HOPE YEN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps – a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But a slow economic

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Castle Challenge basketball edition is Friday Former Northern Illinois University quarterback Chandler Harnish will return to DeKalb on Friday for a booster club fundraiser during the high school basketball games between DeKalb and Sycamore. The annual Castle Challenge, which will coincide with the games, will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at NIU’s Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Harnish, now a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, will hold an autograph session with Miss Iowa USA Carlyn Bradarich and WGN personality Dolly McCarthy from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The varsity girls teams will play at 6 p.m., and the varsity boys will play at 8 p.m. There also will be a Challenge Zone for kids, bounce houses, mascots, a DJ, Cheer Challenge, 50/50 raffle and a performance by the NIU Silverettes dance team. Tickets, which cost $6, are on sale at the middle schools and high schools, Castle Bank and Kishwaukee Family YMCA. Proceeds will benefit the Sycamore Sports Booster and the DeKalb Barb Booster organizations. For information, visit www. CastleChallenge.com.

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Sycamore History Museum recaps 2013, looks to the future At the Sycamore History Museum’s annual meeting on Thursday, the museum will recap accomplishments of 2013 and look ahead to its vision for 2014. In 2013, the museum updated its mission, created its first strategic plan, and offered more than 100 programs in addition to providing tours, helping researchers and

launching a new website. “This past year will go down as a significant year for the Sycamore History Museum. We are working hard to plan for a secure future, to provide a professional museum and archival experience for the community, and to develop a long-term vision for our organization,” Executive Director Michelle Donahoe said

in a news release. “We are looking forward to sharing highlights from 2013 and our goals for the next few years.” The evening also will include an overview of a new educational program “The Tale of Two Histories.” Working with Peggy Doty from the University of Illinois Extension Office, the museum is developing

a program for area schools that incorporates local history and environmental history with authentic learning places such as the renovated depot, the 1835 Miller cabin, and the Hoppe Heritage Farm Forest Preserve. This project is funded by the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The annual meeting is open to

members and those interested in Sycamore history. It will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Freight Room of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., in Sycamore. A ham dinner is provided, and guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. Cost is $5 per person, and space is limited. Call 815-8955762 to RSVP.

8BRIEFS Malta PTO hosts scrap-a-thon fundraiser The Malta Elementary PTO is offering the opportunity for card makers and scrapbookers to come together while raising funds for the school. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and will be held in the DeKalb High School commons, 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb. There will be a great space to work and a box lunch offered to those who attend. Registration information is available by emailing the PTO at Maltapto@gmail.com or calling Liz at 815-825-2015. Pre-registration is required.

Are large predators returning to Illinois? Cougars, wolves and bears have all been spotted in Illinois over the past few years. It is important for people to understand why they are hearing about these mammals in the news more often. Animals do not think the way humans do, but people tend to attribute to them human traits and reasons for their actions. Animals do not know they have a tendency to scare us, especially if they are large and high on the food chain. University of Illinois Extension Educator Peggy Doty will offer “Large Predators Return … Or Are They?” from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. This program will focus on the behaviors of cougars, wolves and black bears and why they may be visiting us again. The fee is $5. There are many reasons, scientific and unknown, as to why people are starting to see the occasional lone large predator in Illinois. “We need to remember that before we settled the area in the early 1800s, these animals lived here. Our cultural advancements and changes have escorted many of these animals away from what used to be their native habitat,” Doty said

in a news release. Doty will talk about the local habitat’s inability to sustain complete populations of these large mammals, but those that can adapt to less-fitting ecosystems may try to spend some time back in their original homeland.

Making nursing home visits more meaningful Visiting a loved one in a nursing home can be very difficult, despite the fact that the nursing home industry is trying to make facilities more home-like and less institutional. There are many reasons for the reluctance to visit someone in a nursing facility, and many emotions involved, yet it is important to make residents’ stay easier and more pleasurable. “Making a Meaningful Nursing Home Visit” is a program designed to help participants identify with nursing home residents, and to identify the emotions that may prevent quality visits. Practical ideas for making visits more valuable and enjoyable will also be shared. Molly Hofer, University of Illinois Extension family life educator, will conduct the webinar at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. The fee for this program is $5. Advance registration is needed by today. To register, visit web.extension.illinois. edu/bdo, or call 815-7588194. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, indicate when registering.

State services offered today on campus Secretary of State Jesse White’s office services will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center – Lower Level, 340 Carroll Ave., on the Northern Illinois University campus. On campus, the services include: • Driver’s license (renewal, replacement, corrections)

• State ID card (renewal, replacement, corrections) • Vehicle sticker sales • Passenger, B-Truck and motorcycles license plates • NIU collegiate license plates • Organ/tissue donor registration • Vehicle title and registration • Parking placard for persons with disabilities Motorists wishing to renew their driver’s license can do so up to one year in advance of their license’s expiration date. A complete list of acceptable forms of identification is available at www.cyberdriveillinois. com. Acceptable forms of payment include personal checks, cash, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards.

Pay-It-Forward House hosts Stamp Camp Register today for a rubber stamp camp, held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8, that will help the work of Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore and provide paper crafting projects. Tina Moore and Debra Burgin, local independent demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!, will be the “creativity coaches,” providing all materials to create four paper crafting projects participants can take home. Beginners are welcome. The camp will be held at Pay-It-Forward House, so after stamping, participants can tour the house, talk to Pay-It-Forward

House volunteers and enjoy refreshments. Space is limited. Registration is by a suggested donation. For more information, contact Debra Burgin at 815-756-8101 or mrsburgin@yahoo.com by Feb. 3. For more information about Pay-It-Forward House and directions to 719 Somonauk St., Sycamore, visit www.payitforwardhouse.org.

Sycamore Library helps patrons slim down The Sycamore Public Library aims to help people keep their New Year’s resolutions with Mission Slimpossible: License

to Lose. This free, three-month fitness program includes confidential weigh-ins, challenges, support group meetings with a dietitian, prizes, and more. Kick-off weigh-in is 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Sycamore Public Library Meeting Room. Those who don’t want to participate in the competition can still take advantage of the helpful tools provided by the challenge. Sign-up plus first and last weigh-ins are required to win prizes. For more details, visit www.sycamorelibrary.org/ events/2014-02/, call 815-8952500 ext. 26, or email jilld. syclib@gmail.com.

Learn to care for your heart University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County will offer “Meals for a Healthy Heart,” a program designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. The classes will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 and 11, at the University of Illinois Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Marilyn Csernus, nutrition and wellness extension educator, will be the instructor. Participants will learn how to shop for heart-healthy foods and stock a healthy pantry; strategies to include more fruits and vegetables in your daily meals; how to select and use healthy oils and fats; ways to include fish, soy foods, legumes, nuts and seeds in meals; and much more. At each session, participants will receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste foods to meet their dietary needs, and learn about proper diet and exercise to better care for their health. The fee for the two-session program is $15 per person. Registration by Friday is preferred. For more information or to register, visit web. exention.illinois.edu/bdo or call 815-758-8194.

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AROUND THE COMMUNITY

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. 815-748-8962 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 815-895-3202. The Game of Magic: 4 to 7 p.m. at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Learn the rules and how to play Magic: The Gathering. Ages 13 and older. Bring your own cards. 815-498-2440. www.somonauklibrary.com. 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. Chef’s Hat 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. 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. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. 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. Stand Up Dinosaur Craft: 10 a.m. today and 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Preschool Story Time: 10:30 a.m. today and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult, registration is required. Come for stories, music, crafts and A-B-C fun. 815-7868308. Networking For Families: Noon to 1 p.m. at the DeKalb County Health Facility in the Multi-Purpose Room, left side, at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Dungeons & Dragons: 4 to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., Somonauk. Welcome veterans and newcomers to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5, a world of magic, mystery and adventure.

Must be 13 to join. Dice and character sheets provided. 815-4982440. www.somonauklibrary.com. 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. Monthly e-Reader Clinic: 6 p.m. at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Want to learn how to download library books and audiobooks to your new device? Come for tips and tricks on using Omni, the online library. Registration is required. 815-7868308. Sharing of the Spirit Circle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Magic Muffins – Lava Lamp: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Make your very own groovy lava lamp for hours of fun. Limit of 12 tweens (between the ages of 10 to 14). Email darcyt@ dkpl.org or call 815-756-9568, 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 815756-2867. Genoa Community Women’s Club: 7 p.m. at the Resource Bank in Genoa, welcomes all women from Genoa, Kingston and surrounding towns. For more information about meetings, call Mary Erdmann at 815-784-2115. 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

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invited to learn to sing in harmony. VietNow: 7:30 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St. For all veterans who served in 1957 or after. For information, contact Herb Holderman at herbh3@juno.com. Wednesday 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. DeKalb Class of 1956 Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. at The Junction Eating Place. Members and spouses or guests are invited. No reservations needed. Pass information on to any classmates. For information, call Sally Rogers Coyle at 815-756-5636 or Jean Swanson Pumfrey at 815-991-5105. 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. “Newcomers” Group: Noon at Cafe 72, 682 Park Ave., Genoa. For information, call 815-784-2626. sheerlady2@gmail.com. Consumer Advocacy Council of DeKalb County: 3:45 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center’s Reality House, 631 S. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815756-8501. CACDC meetings are open to the public, mental health consumers and family members concerned about mental health. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess 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. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: 7:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb. Visitors are welcome at these free monthly meetings. Contact Dr. Larry Vint of DeKalb at dekalbscbwi@yahoo. com. Thursday Magic – The Gathering: 4 p.m. upstairs at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. Learn the rules of the game or play a few rounds if you already know. Some cards will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own, if able. Suggested ages are 13 to 18. Computer Class – MS Word Intro: 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 815-7569568, ext. 220. Pajama Story Time: 6:30 p.m. at Sandwich Public Library, 107 E. Center St., Sandwich. All ages welcome. Registration is required. 815-786-8308. Friday Game Days: During library hours today and Saturday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Board and card games will be available. Email theresaw@dkpl.org, or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. 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. 630-365-6315. 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: 815-7581351 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 American Red Cross Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. www.RedCrossBlood. org or 800-RED CROSS. Saturday Cinema: 2 p.m. in the lower level meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Film will be “Groundhog Day,” rated PG. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. Sunday Anime Club: 1 to 4 p.m. at the Library, 700 E. LaSalle St., Somonauk. Meets every other Sunday. 815-498-2440. www. somonauklibrary.com. Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www. carraigban.org or call 815-7395788 or 815-986-5403 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 4 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. 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. VAC Community Holiday Dinner: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Meal will be meatloaf with ketchup, mashed potatoes, herbed green beans, fruit and dinner roll. 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

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; 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: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb County Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: 6 to 8 p.m. at DeKalb Unitarian Universalist Church, 158 N. Fourth St. All are welcome to join PFLAG. Contact Patricia at 815375-3212 or pflagdekalbcounty@ yahoo.com. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-3989628. 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. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at 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. 800452-7990; 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. 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. 815-784-3480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Sharing of the Spirit Circle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb, Public is invited. www.myspace. com/pathsister; 815-739-4329 or bjoanwatson@hotmail.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. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; 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. 815-739-1950. 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). 815-508-0280. 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 815-7936972. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-4527990; 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. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Wednesday Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 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; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. org; 815-964-5959. Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Thursday Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-

sponsor a meal. Transportation available through TransVac-815-758-6641. NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-8242228. 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. Washing-

ton 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. Monthly community family-style dinner: Seating times are 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., at Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St. Donation for complete dinners with dessert is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Carry-outs and gift certificates are available. The meat will be chicken.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 5228; www.safepassagedv.org. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Catholic Center annex, Normal Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Road in DeKalb; llc904@hotmail. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; com. There is a Solution Too AA: www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Cancer Support Group: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital 615 N. First St. in DeKalb; www. Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano- rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. club.com. about cancer from fellow patients, Group Hope: Noon to 1:30 p.m. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Dis- at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 caregivers and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment cussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Russell Road in DeKalb. This free Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., at this free, drop-in group. www. support and discussion meeting DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. kishhospital.org/programs; 815is for NIU students and DeKalb dekalbalanoclub.com. 748-2958. community residents. Community Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 facilitators are sought to volunteer p.m. at Newman Catholic Student to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30to help others. Contact Dr. Charles Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 6:30 p.m. meeting at Sycamore 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano- Smith, 815-398-9628 or visit www. United Methodist Church, 160 grouphope.org or www.dbsalclub.com. Johnson Ave. Call Lydia Johnson, liance.org. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. chapter leader, 815-895-4618. Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. Cortland United Methodist Church, N. Main St., Sandwich. 800-452at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 8007990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. County Line Group Big Book www.dekalbalanoclub.com. AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. at Waterman United Methodist 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano- p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452club.com. 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 com. 7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh- p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 8007990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. com. p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 Sunday p.m. at Fox Valley Community Cen- 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. ter, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-45224 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb 7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; dekalbalanoclub.com. Salem Grief Group: 3 to 4:30 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. p.m. in the Chapel Lounge, upper Saturday Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at east wing, 1145 DeKalb Ave., SycaOvereaters Anonymous Federated Church, 612 W. State St., more. Confidential, caring support Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. from those who understand. a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 dekalbalanoclub.com. Steps And Traditions AA(C): W. State St. in Sycamore. www. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, oa.org; Contact: Marilyn at 815at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. 751-4822. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; dekalbalanoclub.com. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at www.dekalbalanoclub.com. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott Friday p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: dekalbalanoclub.com. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ CommuAny Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. nity Church, 1600 E. Lincoln HighFederated Church, 612 W. State St., way, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. program is for Internet addiction. Learning to Live Al-Anon group: dekalbalanoclub.com. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org.


WORLD

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Syria talks yield narrow deal Killed protester mourned in Kiev By LORI HINNANT and ZEINA KARAM The Associated Press GENEVA – Two days of face-to-face peace talks yielded a narrow and tentative agreement Sunday for women and children trapped in a besieged Syrian city, and the government said President Bashar Assad had no intention of giving up “the keys to Damascus.” With little progress to show after months of international pressure for the conference in Geneva, the U.N. mediator hoping to broker an end to Syria’s civil war defended their pace. “I think being too slow is a better way than going too fast,” Lakhdar Brahimi said. “If you run, you may gain one

hour and lose one week.” The limited agreement to let women and children leave a blockaded part of the old city of Homs, under negotiation for at least two days, fell far short of expectations and was called into question by multiple reports of government shelling. The talks have yet to touch upon the issue of a possible transitional government – their purpose according to terms laid out when they were first conceived. But the government was unequivocal that Assad’s future was assured in the country led by his family since 1970. “This is a red line. If some people think we are coming here to give them the keys of Damascus they are wrong,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mikdad, echoing

the language U.S. President Barack Obama used to describe a chemical weapons attack in Syria. In Syria, the war continued as if there were no effort to stop it – gunfire and shelling in Homs, between Assad’s forces and rebels, and between the al-Qaida-linked militants and Kurdish fighters, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The blockaded districts of Homs came under intense fire that activists blamed on the government, calling into question how any deals reached in remote Switzerland could be implemented or verified in a chaotic civil war with dozens of players that began as a largely peaceful uprising against Assad.

By MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAU The Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine – Thousands of Ukrainians chanted “Hero!” and sang the national anthem on Sunday, as a coffin carrying a protester who was killed in last week’s clashes with police was carried through the streets of the capital, underscoring the rising tensions in the country’s twomonth political crisis. Mikhail Zhiznevsky, 25, was one of three protesters who died in clashes Wednesday. “He could have been my fiancé, but he died defending my future so that I will live in a different Ukraine,” said Nina Uvarov, a 25-year-old student from Kiev who wept

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People carry a banner that reads: “Yanukovich-Killer” Sunday during commemorate service for Mikhail Zhiznevsky in Kiev, Ukraine. as Zhiznevsky’s body was carried out of St. Michael’s Cathedral. The opposition contends that Zhiznevsky and another activist were shot by police in an area where demonstrators had been throwing rocks and firebombs at riot police for several days. The government claims the two demonstrators were killed with hunting ri-

fles, which they say police do not carry. The authorities would not say how the third protester died. Meanwhile, protests against President Viktor Yanukovych continued to engulf the country, and are now beginning to spread to central and eastern Ukraine, the leader’s support base. In Dnipropetrovsk, 240 miles southeast of Kiev on the Dnipro River, several hundred demonstrators tried to storm a local administration building, but police drove them back with water sprayed from a fire truck in subfreezing temperatures, the Interfax news agency reported. In Zaporozhets, about 45 miles down river, demonstrators gathered outside the city administration building.

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DIRECTOR OF ALZHEIMERS SERVICES DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center seeks director for 38 bed Alzheimer's Unit. This is a full time, salaried position to coordinate the integration of medical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of resident care. Licensed nurse or C.N.A. helpful. This is a “handson” position and requires a working knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of persons with Alzheimers. Minimum of 5 years experience, including 2 years of management working with persons with Alzheimers or other dementia. OR Registered Nurse with at least one year of experience working with persons with Alzheimers. Job Standard Includes: Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to plan and conduct education programs and support groups. Supervisory experience. Initiative, organizational and decision making abilities. Creativity and willingness to face challenges. Flexibility with scheduling. If you are passionate about meeting the unique needs of persons with Alzheimers, contact Cathy Anderson, Administrator at canderson@dekalbcounty.org. No phone calls please. Apply at:

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Opinions

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8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Future of the state’s income tax

Marriage matters, in France and Texas There is a difference between being married and not being married. That difference has come into sharp focus in the romantic life of French President Francois Hollande, a sort of Socialist Sun King around whom women revolve. All of his female companions are reputedly strong, but none seems strong enough to tell him to scram. Instead, they suffer and complain and jockey for the orbit closest to the star. You see, he won’t marry any of them. That included Segolene Royal, the ex-live-in who bore his four children. Royal reportedly asked him to (I quote Beyonce) “put a ring on it.” (Royal was not without status, having herself run for president of France.) Marriage confers certain rights. In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s character shows that for jerks with power and money, big-busted blondes may come and go. The only one who can yell at him is the one he married. Hollande left Royal for Valerie Trierweiler, a journalist. As Royal predicted, “He who has betrayed will betray.” Hollande is now keeping Trierweiler off balance. Though she’s been given the palace office and staff of a first lady, Hollande won’t confirm that she is first lady. Now he’s been found sneaking off on a motor scooter to visit an actress. Would that make Trierweiler first mistress or second? A distraught Trierweiler checked herself in to a hospital.

VIEWS Froma Harrop The French are famously lax about their leaders’ extramarital affairs. Disorder is something else, and Hollande’s messy personal life makes them very unhappy. Recall the funeral of the former President Francois Mitterrand. His wife and their children were there – but also his longtime mistress and their daughter. Neither woman was flustered. Madame Mitterrand had official status of wife. And the mistress, though obviously occupying a different place, was treated with deference. Point is, they all knew what ballpark they were playing in. One last thought. The members of Hollande’s harem chose to sign up for membership. Any one of them could have found a far more dignified relationship elsewhere, in or outside of marriage. When children are involved, the stability provided by marriage is even more important. For so many poor and working-class mothers, doing it all without a reliable partner has made for a harrowing and impoverished existence. Consider the interesting case of Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate for governor of Texas. Davis offers an inspirational life

story: A single mother living in a trailer ends up with a Harvard law degree and successful career. I like Davis very much, and I like her story, but a few facts were apparently “blurred,” as reported in The Dallas Morning News. Davis was married when she had her children. After separating from her first husband, she did move in to a trailer with her child, though only for a few months. She did work two jobs. But she eventually married a lawyer, who paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University. He cared for the two children (they had one together) in Texas while she attended Harvard Law School, which he also paid for. The message here is that a down-on-herluck single mother with grit can work her way up. But it’s so much easier if she’s had one or more husbands on the way to help. My feminist credentials are pretty sterling. No woman has to get married, and those who do should lead full lives. The problem comes when women who want the security of marriage stay with – or have the children of – men who won’t commit in that way. For a lot of women, marriage still matters. They should just admit it.

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

8VIEWS

Rouhani’s brass-neck comedy routine in Davos By JEFFREY GOLDBERG Bloomberg News Perhaps it’s the altitude. Maybe it’s the rich food – or the rich people. Or maybe the word for chutzpah in Farsi is “Davos.” For whatever reason, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have been putting on a brass-neck display this week in Switzerland – and Rouhani’s speech Thursday at the World Economic Forum was no exception. Rouhani and Zarif are busy trying, with intermittent success, to beguile the West into submission. (They’ve left the executions of Kurdish activists, the suppression of the Baha’i and the imprisonment of Christian pastors for the to-do lists of other senior Iranian officials.) In the course of the latest iteration of their charm offensive, they’ve made some inadvertently hilarious statements. My favorite might be this tweet Wednesday that came from Rouhani’s account (which is apparently managed by aides): “Terrorism will come back to haunt those who sponsor it.If a govt thinks it can topple another govt by supporting terrorists, it’s 100% wrong.” This is from the president of a country that sits on the State Department’s list

of state sponsors of terrorism, and that supplies skilled terrorists, financing and arms to Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has turned Syria into hell itself. Iran also funds and supplies a Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, that murders its political rivals and is responsible for terrorist acts around the globe. A comment nearly as audacious came from Zarif, who made this statement to CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Wednesday: “Why don’t we allow the Syrians to talk about how they can conduct a free and fair election? Why do people need to set an agenda and impose their agenda on the Syrian people?” Zarif is the foreign minister of a country ruled by an unelected “supreme leader,” talking about an Iranian client, Assad, who uses Iranian-supplied arms to kill political dissidents. Another candidate for most galling statement made by an Iranian leader comes from Rouhani’s Twitter account last week: “Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation’s interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will.” This tweet was deleted by unknown hands – it was probably seen as a bit too pushy (or a bit too close to the truth) by the Iranian foreign ministry. Rouhani managed to be both impudent

and on-message Thursday in his address at Davos, where he announced “that one of the theoretical and practical priorities of my government is constructive engagement with the world.” By “world,” of course, he did not mean Israel, a member-state of the United Nations that Iran is seeking to annihilate. And he didn’t seem to be referring to Iran’s many Arab neighbors, which the Iranian government has been seeking to destabilize and undermine for three decades. And he clearly wasn’t making reference to Thailand, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the United States, all of which are countries where Iranian-sponsored terrorists have recently been operating. Rouhani, in his speech, made another assertion that could be characterized fairly as both bold and misleading: “I strongly and clearly state that nuclear weapons have no place in our security strategy, and Iran has no motivation to move in that direction.” Iran has spent billions of dollars in its pursuit of nuclear weapons technology, and in pursuit of the kind of highly enriched uranium that has only one purpose. It has suffered the loss of billions more because of sanctions designed to prevent it from reaching the nuclear weapons threshold. But facts be damned: There’s a charm offensive to be waged.

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When state lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday, they are expected to take up the future of the state’s income tax. The right thing to do is to keep their word to the public and allow the increase to roll back beginning in 2015. The history of the tax increase is dubious in and of itself: It was passed in January 2011 with the help of lame-duck lawmakers, some of whom went on to find gainful employment working for the state of Illinois. The increase hiked the tax on personal income from 3 to 5 percent for individuals, and on corporate income from 7.3 to 9.5 percent. While this unpopular increase was negotiated, lawmakers decided that it should be temporary, and that by 2015, rates should decline to 3.75 percent for personal income and 7.75 for corporate income. The argument against allowing the tax to roll back is that it will create budget deficits: Gov. Pat Quinn’s office of management and budget projects the state budget deficit would grow to $1.9 billion in 2015 and $4.1 billion in 2016 if legislators keep their word to taxpayers. But that seems more like an argument for the state to adjust its spending priorities, something that is long overdue. Illinoisans haven’t been paying the full price of the government they have, which is evident from the $100 billion in unfunded pension obligations and backlog of unpaid bills the state has accrued. The chief benefit of the income tax increase has been to enable the state to continue spending beyond its means. Despite all-time highs in collected revenue, the unpaid bills remain, as does the pension chasm and the state’s lowest-in-the-nation credit rating. Rather than focusing on retaining a “temporary” tax increase, legislators instead should spend the time before the tax increase rollback to create a government we can afford. We also need to find revenue streams beyond the old standbys of “sin taxes” on tobacco, booze, and gambling, gambling and more gambling. One sure-fire way to generate more revenue without hiking taxes is to grow the economy and attract new jobs. To do that, Illinois needs a tax policy that makes it more attractive to outside investment, not less. High taxes on people and companies are not a selling point. Lawmakers included a sunset clause in the tax increase legislation for a reason. Now is the time for them to make the tough decisions they did not make in 2011.

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

Phone: 800-642-3112 Email: governor@state.il.us Website: www.illinois.gov U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14, Winfield 1797 State Street, Suite A Geneva, IL 60134 Phone: 630-232-7104 Fax: 630-232-7174 427 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Website: hultgren.house.gov U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-16, Manteno 628 Columbus Street, Ste. 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone: 815-431-9271 Fax: 815-431-9383 Washington, D.C., office: 1218 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-3635 Fax: 202-225-3521 Website: www.kinzinger.house.gov U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Illinois 309 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2152 Fax: 202-228-0400 Website: www.durbin.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Illinois 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611 Website: www.kirk.senate.gov President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1111 Website: www.whitehouse.gov

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST

Another cold blast will overtake the region. High pressure will bring dry conditions to the region through Wednesday, however. Temperatures will warm back up by midweek with a few snow showers for Thursday. The extreme cold will remain well to the north through the weekend.

TODAY

TOMORROW

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Variable clouds; windy, much colder

Breezy with clouds and sun

Mostly sunny, breezy and not as cold

A chance for a couple of snow showers

Mostly cloudy and very cold

SUNDAY

Cloudy and Very cold with very cold with a partial sunshine snow shower

-7

-5

17

17

15

21

21

-21

-7

13

-1

11

7

10

Winds: WNW 12-25 mph

Winds: WSW 10-20 mph

UV INDEX

ALMANAC

SATURDAY

Winds: SSW 10-20 mph

Winds: WNW 10-20 mph

Winds: W 4-8 mph

Winds: NW 7-14 mph

Winds: NNE 7-14 mph

REGIONAL CITIES

REGIONAL WEATHER

DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 29° Low ................................................................ 6° Normal high ............................................. 28° Normal low ............................................... 13° Record high .............................. 54° in 1973 Record low ............................... -15° in 1982

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.13” Month to date ....................................... 1.28” Normal month to date ....................... 1.27” Year to date ............................................ 1.28” Normal year to date ............................ 1.27”

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.

Full

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Feb 6

Feb 14

Dixon -8/-24

Which is bigger, an iceberg or a glacier?

Joliet -4/-21

La Salle -6/-18

Evanston -3/-17 Chicago -6/-20

Aurora -6/-23

WEATHER TRIVIA™ Q:

Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Waukegan -3/-21

Arlington Heights -6/-19

DeKalb -7/-21

Main ofender ................................................... N.A.

Streator -4/-17

Hammond 0/-17 Gary 2/-18 Kankakee -3/-17

Peoria -2/-14

Pontiac -2/-15

Watseka -2/-16

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Sports

Stan Wawrinka (left) added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of irsts to win the Australian Open title. PAGE B2

SECTION B Monday, January 27, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

SENIOR BOWL

Fiedorowicz shines where it matters By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com AP photo

Stallings rallies from 3 behind to win at Torrey SAN DIEGO – Scott Stallings was in the 18th fairway at Torrey Pines, 222 yards from the front of the green, needing a birdie to give himself a shot at outright victory Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open. That’s when his caddie told him, “Let’s see what you’ve got.” Above all, he had experience. One year and one week ago, Stallings was in a similar situation at the Humana Challenge. He hit a 6-iron from 220 yards, forgetting to account for a hanging lie until the ball sailed left and bounded into the water, the final mistake on a day he blew a five-shot lead. He didn’t make the same mistake twice. Stallings hammered a 4-iron that narrowly cleared the water and set up two putts from 40 feet for a birdie. It gave him a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead that turned into a victory when no one could catch him. “I don’t think one would happen without the other,” Stallings said. “I actually thought about 18 at Humana the whole time on 18 today. Not that I was like, ‘Oh, don’t hit it in the water.’ But it was, ‘Just make sure you pay attention to everything that’s going on.’” His final birdie capped off a wild day at Torrey Pines, one that didn’t include Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson for the first time in two decades. Nine players had a share of the lead at one point. Eight players still had a reasonable chance in the final hour. Stallings emerged the winner with one big shot, and now he’s headed back to the Masters. K.J. Choi had the best score of the week on the South Course with a 66 and was among five players who tied for second. The pins were set up in favorable positions for birdies, making the course play the easiest it had all week. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Minnesota at Bulls, 7 p.m., CSN, NBATV Men’s basketball Duke at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., ESPN Norfolk State at Savannah State, 6 p.m., ESPNU Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 8 p.m., ESPN Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas Southern, 8 p.m., ESPNU Villanova at Georgetown, 8 p.m., FS1 Pro hockey Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m., NBCSN Women’s college basketball Notre Dame at Maryland, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Southern Cal at Stanford, 8 p.m., ESPN2

8KEEP UP ONLINE Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Want the latest from the area’s prep sports scene? Follow our coverage on Facebook by searching for DC Preps or on Twitter at twitter.com/dc_preps. Follow our NIU athletics coverage on Facebook by searching for Huskie Wire or on Twitter at twitter.com/HuskieWire.

MOBILE, Ala. – C.J. Fiedorowicz did not have a catch in Saturday’s Senior Bowl. In fact, his only mention in the box score was two tackles on punt coverage. There’s a reason that most scouts and NFL personnel leave here after Wednesday, and why Fiedorowicz still had one of the best weeks, even if it didn’t show up in the game. Before the game, the Senior Bowl handed out awards for the top players at each AP photo position during the week of Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (right) was named the most outstand- practice. Fiedorowicz, a tight end, ing receiver for his effort during Senior Bowl practices.

was named the most outstanding receiver. The Johnsburg native wasn’t the only one with Midwest ties to have an impressive week. Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward was the top defensive back, Jimmie Ward Notre Dame’s Zach Martin the top offensive lineman and Wisconsin’s Chris Borland was the most outstanding linebacker. The game can be important as another piece of tape for teams to use in evaluation, and it should be noted that Christian Ponder was

the MVP of the 2011 game and then drafted in the first round, but only a few scouts remain for Saturday’s game – they had seen plenty in practice reps. Fiedorowicz got the start for the North team and ran some routes – Dan Durkin of AM-670 The Score was at the game and spotted Fiedorowicz wide-open on a play, but quarterback Tahj Boyd didn’t see him. Mostly, Fiedorowicz showed off what he did so well in practice, which was his run blocking. James White had 11 carries for 62 yards for the North team.

See SENIOR BOWL, page B7

BUFFALO 75, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 67

Getting chippy

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

Northern Illinois’ Aaric Armstead (middle) attempts a field goal Saturday in the first half against Buffalo at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Huskies lost to the Bulls, 75-67.

Northern Illinois can’t overcome rough play in home loss to Buffalo By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

More online For all your NIU sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to HuskieWire.com.

DeKALB – Things got chippy and testy Saturday between the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team and Buffalo at the Convocation Center. Forty seven fouls were

called, including five technicals. Despite losing one of their top scorers, guard Joshua Freelove, to an ejection early in the second half, the Bulls held off the Huskies for a 75-67 win. Buffalo improves to 10-6

and 4-2 in Mid-American Conference play while NIU falls to 7-11 and 1-5. “I told our guys, just keep competing and play basketball. All the pushing, trash-talking, walking up on guys, we don’t need that,” NIU coach Mark Montgomery said. “Hopefully

Buffalo, they don’t want that either. But when you get five guys out there competing to get the W, and you’re playing for the second time, sometimes those things have a tendency to happen.”

See HUSKIES, page B3

WINNIPEG 3, BLACKHAWKS 1

Frustrations mounting after Blackhawks loss By MARK LAZERUS Chicago Sun-Times One week earlier, Jonathan Toews was standing in front of his locker, and he was smiling. Feeling good, feeling confident. The worst was finally behind the Blackhawks – the sloppy play, the lackluster efforts, the dog days of January. But on Sunday night, Toews was standing in front of his locker, and he was gritting his teeth. Feeling angry, feeling frustrated. The worst had only gotten worse – the sloppy play, the lackluster efforts, the dog days of January. Following a dismal 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Toews was this close. This close to unloading his mounting frustrations. This close to boiling over after the Hawks’ third straight

Next for the Hawks Blackhawks at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, CSN, AM-720 loss. Asked about his emotions after the defeat, in which the Hawks dominated the first two periods to an almost comical extent, only to blow it in the third period, Toews turned the question around. “I don’t know if there was any emotion, really, as you could tell,” he said. “We just threw away another two points. I don’t know. I don’t really have an explanation right now without saying anything negative.”

The previous Sunday, the Hawks were coming off their biggest weekend of the season – inspired, high-intensity victories over the league-leading Anaheim Ducks and the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins. The heightened weekend seemed to lift the Hawks out of their midseason doldrums. But a messy shootout loss at Detroit, a lifeless loss at Minnesota, and Sunday’s blown lead against the Jets erased all that goodwill, all that energy, all that confidence. In their last home game until March – with a difficult six-game road trip and the Olympic break looming – the Hawks gave up three third-period goals in a AP photo game they should have won. Winnipeg Jets goalie Al Montoya (left) makes a save on a shot by

See HAWKS, page B2

Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) as Michael Frolik (67) and James Wright defend during the first period Sunday in Chicago.


SPORTS

Page B2 • Monday, January 27, 2014

8PREP SCHEDULE TUESDAY Boys Basketball Dixon at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Hiawatha at Westminster Christian, 7 p.m. DeKalb at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Rochelle, 7 p.m. Stillman Valley at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Kaneland at St. Edward, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Rochelle at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 7 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston at Plano triangular, 5:30 p.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb-Sycamore hosts triangular with Sterling and Morris, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY Girls Basketball Earlville at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. Indian Creek at Serena, 6:45 p.m. Somonauk at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston hosts triangular with Richmond-Burton, Harvard, 5:30 p.m. Sycamore at Sterling, 6 p.m. Boys Swimming Elgin at DeKalb-Sycamore, 5 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS

NIU women’s basketball falls to Bowling Green

The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team fell to Bowling Green, 57-44, on the road Sunday afternoon. The Huskies (7-10, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) were led by Natecia Augusta’s 12 points. Amanda Corral had 11 points. “We played extremely hard and well defensively against a talented team in Bowling Green,” NIU coach Kathi Bennett said. “My challenge to this team, especially against good teams in this conference, is that you have to be able to keep your composure, body control and just be able to finish. “... We’re beyond moral victories right now. Yes, [Bowling Green] is a good team, but we had a lot of opportunities to win today.”

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PREP ROUNDUP

NFL PLAYOFFS

Sycamore boys bowling wins sectional, advances to state By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com The Sycamore boys bowling won the Rockford Boylan Catholic Sectional on Saturday at Park Lanes in Loves Park to advance to state as a team. The Spartans’ pin count came in at 6,578, which was 33 pins better than runner-up Harlem. Freshman Trevor Smith fired a team-leading 1,382 series while senior Kyle Bonnell, who went to state as an individual last year, recorded a 1,360 series over the six games. Sophomore Josh Leuze (1,323) and senior Alex Burchard (1,316) also contributed for the Spartans. DeKalb finished 12th at sectional with a 5,948 total.

WRESTLING Spartans, Barbs have two champions: DeKalb and Sycamore each placed two individual champions at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Championships at Sterling. Sycamore senior Kyle Akins remained undefeated by beating DeKalb’s Parker Stratton in the finals at 120. It was

Akins’ fourth consecutive conference title. Austin Armstrong took home a conference championship at 170 pounds. DeKalb’s Ulisies Jacobo won the conference championship at 106 pounds and Brad Green won at 138. Kaneland’s Justin Diddell won the heavyweight championship (285 pounds) by defeating DeKalb’s Alex Roach in the finals. “Justin had an awesome tournament,” Knights coach Monty Jahns said. “He’s moving much better. He’s moving his feet, he’s using his hands and he’s taking his opportunities when he gets them.” DeKalb finished third with 180 points, Sycamore was fourth with 127.5 points and Kaneland was sixth with 112.5 points. The Barbs’ Brenden McGee took third place at 113. DeKalb’s Izaiah Webb (126), Jackson Montgomery (132) and Matt Macarus (152) also placed third. Sycamore’s Chris Malone lost in the finals at 182 pounds to place second as did Tyler Barton at 195. Kaneland’s Austin Parks

took third place at 160.

BOYS BASKETBALL Barbs get first NI Big 12 win: DeKalb defeated Rochelle, 8066, on the road for its first NI Big 12 East win of the season. “I don’t think the cancellation [Friday] hurt us because I thought we were still a little tired and sluggish,” DeKalb coach Dave Rohlman said. “We started sluggish and we battled back.” Luke Davis III led the Barbs (8-13, 1-3 NI Big 12) with 29 points, a career high, and also pulled down 17 rebounds. Rudy Lopez scored 18 points while Jace Kitchen finished with 12. The Barbs’ victory gave them eight wins, which equals their total from last year. “We finally realized we should deliver Luke Davis in the post,” Rohlman said. “I’m proud of the guys because we battled back.”

GIRLS BASKETBALL H-BR takes third: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Little Ten Conference rival Indian Creek, 42-38, at home to take third place at the LTC Tournament. Lauren Paver led the Roy-

Former FSU QB Coker signs with Alabama Jake Coker is going from backing up Jameis Winston to trying to replace AJ McCarron. The former Florida State quarterback is transferring to Alabama and will be eligible to play next season. Coach Nick Saban announced Sunday that Coker has signed with the Crimson Tide. “We think a lot of Jake and we are excited to have him join our team,” Saban said in a statement. “He is not only an outstanding football player, but he is also a fine young man who we feel will be a great fit with our program at Alabama.” Coker, who will be a junior next season, is on target to graduate in May. NCAA rules allow graduate students to transfer without sitting out a season, as usually required. Coker’s high school coach, Steve Mask of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala., said Coker was “ecstatic” about going to Alabama after a weekend visit to campus. – Staff, wire reports

GIRLS BOWLING Barbs compete at Rockford Guilford: DeKalb finished with a total of 5,011 pins at the Rockford Guilford Tournament to finish 23rd. DeKalb was led by Edith Reynolds, who rolled a 235 in her opening game, and had the team-high average at 184. Maddy Jouris also opened with her high game of 223 en route to a tournament average of 177. Abby Kuzmanich averaged 171.

Sycamore competes at Minooka: Sycamore finished with a total of 4,662 pins at the Minooka Tournament to finish 13th.

Jets had 2 shots on goal in first 33 minutes • HAWKS Continued from page B1

Free-agent RHP Garza, Brewers reach 4-year deal MILWAUKEE – Free agent pitcher Matt Garza signed a four-year contract with Milwaukee on Sunday, strengthening the top of the rotation and boosting the Brewers’ hopes after a disappointing season. The Brewers made the announcement Sunday, saying the contract included a vesting option for the 2018 season. Earlier in the afternoon, team owner Mark Attanasio was on stage during a question-and-answer session at a fan event and said a deal was in place. A person familiar with the negotiations, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the contract, told The Associated Press the four-year deal was worth $50 million with an extra $1 million a year in reachable performance bonuses for a starter.

als (12-12) with 16 points while Jacqueline Madden added 15 in the win. Alexis Van Wyhe led the Timberwolves with 10 points. Rochelle tops Kaneland: Rochelle defeated Kaneland, 6555, in a NI Big 12 East matchup. Amber Winquist-Bailey led the Knights (9-12, 2-3 NI Big 12 East) with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and also tallied two steals while Ally VanBogaert had 15 points and five rebounds in the loss. Caroline Heimerdinger dished out six assists and had four steals.

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Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates a point won against Rafael Nadal during the Australian Open men’s singles final Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Wawrinka wins Open title over injured Nadal By JOHN PYE The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia – Stanislas Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival’s injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday’s final. The 28-year-old Wawrinka had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start against the 13-time major winner and regained his nerve after dropping the third set against the injured Spaniard. Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but he refused to quit. “It’s really not the way you want to win a tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I’ll take it,” said Wawrinka, the first man in 21 years to beat the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players en route to a Grand Slam title. Nadal was a hot favorite to win at Melbourne Park

and become the first man to win each of the four Grand Slam tournaments twice in the Open era – instead, his injury curse struck again. It remains the only major he’s hasn’t won at least two times. “Rafa, I’m really sorry for you, I hope your back is going to be fine, you’re a really great guy, good friend and really amazing champion,” Wawrinka said as he accepted his first major trophy. “Last year I had a crazy match, I lost it. I was crying a lot after the match. But in one year a lot happened – I still don’t know if I’m dreaming or not but we’ll see tomorrow morning.” Wawrinka lost in five sets to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, in the longest Grand Slam match of the season. Djokovic went on to win his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park, and then beat Wawrinka again in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals. But Wawrinka avenged those losses this time, beating Djokovic in five sets in the quarterfinals – ending a run of 14 straight losses to the Serbian player.

Australian Open glance A look at the 14th day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Sunday: WEATHER Sunny with a high of 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit). ATTENDANCE 22,427. Total for tournament: 643,280. FINAL WINNERS Men singles: No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka. Mixed doubles: Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor. FINAL LOSERS Men’s singles: No. 1 Rafael Nadal. Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau (6). STAT OF THE DAY 36: The number of Grand Slams it took Wawrinka to win his first major title. QUOTE OF THE DAY “I still don’t know if I’m dreaming or not, but we’ll see tomorrow morning.” – Wawrinka accepting the Australian Open men’s trophy.

“We had two good games against Anaheim and Boston,” Toews said. “I felt we were starting to see the light, as far as getting our game back and getting four lines rolling and putting all the pieces together. And the last three have been back to that sloppy style of play that we were playing for a while before that. We need to get rid of these bad habits, and get rid of them fast. Tonight was another game that, for a while looked like it should have an easy – not an easy two points, that’s the wrong thing to say – but we just kind of gave up on it.” Indeed, the Hawks had this one under control. After Brandon Bollig scored just 1:21 into the game on an inspired shift by the fourth line, the Hawks had their way with the Jets. Thirty-three minutes into the game, the Hawks had 23 shots on goal. Winnipeg had two. But the Jets won, anyway. Chicago native Al Montoya made 33 saves in a sparkling performance, and Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd scored five minutes apart in the third period. Wheeler put a big rebound past Corey Crawford (18 saves) after the Jets thoroughly outworked the Hawks in the offensive zone. Ladd then took advantage of a rare bad Marian Hossa pass right into his own slot, firing a shot that ticked off Duncan Keith and got past Crawford for a 2-1 Jets lead. Wheeler added an empty-netter with 1:15 left to move the Jets to 6-1 under new coach Paul Maurice. “Tough loss, for sure,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “For sure, for sure, for sure.” Versteeg tried to look on the bright side. “We pretty much controlled the entire game,” he said. “We wanted to give the fans a big game tonight, and obviously it didn’t happen. We gave them a good 40.” And 40 doesn’t cut it. “We keep reminding ourselves that we only have a handful of games left before this break, and it needs to be better and better right now,” Toews said. “We can’t wait any longer.”

• Mark Lazerus is a sports reporter for the Chicago SunTimes. He can be reached at mlazerus@suntimes.com.

PRO BOWL Sunday At Honolulu Team Rice 22, Team Sanders 21

SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Denver vs. Seattle, 5:30 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 34 9 .791 — Bulls 22 21 .512 12 Detroit 17 27 .386 17½ Cleveland 16 28 .364 18½ Milwaukee 8 35 .186 26 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 22 21 .512 — Brooklyn 20 22 .476 1½ New York 17 27 .386 5½ Boston 15 31 .326 8½ Philadelphia 14 30 .318 8½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 32 12 .727 — Atlanta 23 20 .535 8½ Washington 21 22 .488 10½ Charlotte 19 27 .413 14 Orlando 12 33 .267 20½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 33 11 .750 — Houston 29 17 .630 5 Dallas 25 20 .556 8½ Memphis 22 20 .524 10 New Orleans 18 25 .419 14½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 35 10 .778 — Portland 33 11 .750 1½ Denver 21 21 .500 12½ Minnesota 21 22 .488 13 Utah 15 29 .341 19½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 31 15 .674 — Golden State 26 18 .591 4 Phoenix 25 18 .581 4½ Sacramento 15 27 .357 14 L.A. Lakers 16 29 .356 14½ Sunday’s Results Miami 113, San Antonio 101 New York 110, L.A. Lakers 103 New Orleans 100, Orlando 92 Phoenix 99, Cleveland 90 Brooklyn 85, Boston 79 Dallas 116, Detroit 106 Portland at Golden State (n) Denver at Sacramento (n) Today’s Games Minnesota at Bulls, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Results Bulls 89, Charlotte 87 L.A. Clippers 126, Toronto 118 Oklahoma City 103, Philadelphia 91 Memphis 99, Houston 81 Atlanta 112, Milwaukee 87 Denver 109, Indiana 96 Utah 104, Washington 101 Portland 115, Minnesota 104

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 54 32 10 12 76 St. Louis 51 35 11 5 75 Colorado 51 32 14 5 69 Minnesota 54 28 20 6 62 Dallas 52 24 20 8 56 Winnipeg 54 25 24 5 55 Nashville 54 23 23 8 54 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 54 39 10 5 83 San Jose 52 34 12 6 74 Los Angeles 53 29 18 6 64 Vancouver 53 27 17 9 63 Phoenix 52 24 18 10 58 Calgary 52 18 27 7 43 Edmonton 54 16 32 6 38

GF 190 177 149 129 151 152 132

GA 149 119 134 133 153 158 163

GF 182 165 132 135 151 119 140

GA 130 125 113 134 160 165 188

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 50 32 15 3 67 147 110 Tampa Bay 52 31 16 5 67 155 128 Toronto 54 27 21 6 60 155 168 Montreal 52 27 20 5 59 128 134 Detroit 52 23 18 11 57 135 144 Ottawa 52 22 20 10 54 147 165 Florida 52 21 24 7 49 127 158 Buffalo 50 14 29 7 35 97 144 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 52 36 14 2 74 168 128 N.Y. Rangers 54 28 23 3 59 139 138 Columbus 51 26 21 4 56 150 145 Philadelphia 53 25 22 6 56 142 158 Carolina 51 23 19 9 55 131 145 New Jersey 53 22 20 11 55 127 132 Washington 52 23 21 8 54 148 154 N.Y. Islanders54 21 25 8 50 154 179 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Sunday’s Games Winnipeg 3, Blackhawks 1 Florida 5, Detroit 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, New Jersey 3 Edmonton 5, Nashville 1 Vancouver 5, Phoenix 4, OT Today’s Games Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 1. Arizona (19-0) vs. Utah. Next: at Stanford, Wednesday. 2. Syracuse (19-0) did not play. Next: at Wake Forest, Wednesday. 3. Michigan State (18-2) did not play. Next: at No. 10 Iowa, Tuesday. 4. Villanova (17-2) did not play. Next: at Georgetown, Monday. 5. Wichita State (21-0) did not play. Next: vs. Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday. 6. Florida (17-2) did not play. Next: at Mississippi State, Thursday. 7. San Diego State (18-1) did not play. Next: vs. Colorado State, Saturday. 8. Kansas (15-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 16 Iowa State, Wednesday. 9. Wisconsin (17-3) did not play. Next: vs. Northwestern, Wednesday. 10. Iowa (16-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3 Michigan State, Tuesday. 11. Oklahoma State (16-3) did not play. Next: at No. 25 Oklahoma, today. 12. Louisville (17-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 15 Cincinnati, Thursday. 13. UMass (17-2) beat Fordham 90-52. Next: at St. Bonaventure, Wednesday. 14. Kentucky (15-4) did not play. Next: at LSU, Tuesday. 15. Cincinnati (19-2) beat Temple 80-76. Next: at No. 12 Louisville, Thursday. 16. Iowa State (15-3) did not play. Next: at No. 8 Kansas, Wednesday. 17. Ohio State (16-4) did not play. Next: vs. Penn State, Wednesday. 18. Duke (16-4) did not play. Next: at No. 20 Pittsburgh, today. 19. Saint Louis (18-2) did not play. Next: vs. Richmond, Wednesday. 20. Pittsburgh (18-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 18 Duke, today. 21. Michigan (15-4) did not play. Next: vs. Purdue, Thursday. 22. Kansas State (14-6) did not play. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Tuesday. 23. Memphis (15-4) beat South Florida 80-58. Next: at UCF, Wednesday. 24. Baylor (13-6) did not play. Next: vs. West Virginia, Tuesday. 25. Oklahoma (16-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State, today.


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Monday, January 27, 2014 • Page B3

MAC MEN’S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Toledo hangs on for victory

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Visitors pose in front of the Olympic rings Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Olympics begin Feb. 7.

Danger in Sochi, and an Olympics on edge The countdown to Sochi was supposed be joyous, a celebration of all things Russian and the Olympics, too. Instead it’s been nothing but a grim reminder that Olympic officials had no idea what they were getting when they bought into Vladimir Putin’s visions of surf and snow and handed him a Winter Olympics to call his own. Every day seems to bring a new threat or another warning. Every day strains the nerves more, to the point where some athletes are telling family and friends it’s not worth the risk to go, even for the most important moment of their lives. Suicide bombings a few hundred miles away. Threats of more to come in Sochi itself. A hardened militant group nearby with an immense hatred of Putin and Russia and little regard for human life. And a general uneasiness that no matter how many billions they’ve spent, the Russians really aren’t ready for this at all. If the latest news that three so-called “black widows” intent on carrying out suicide bombings are believed to already be in Sochi isn’t enough to put a damper on the fun and games, consider this: The same Islamic militants who assassinated the Russian-backed leader of Chechnya – the father of the current president – in 2004 have not only have declared their intention to attack the games but demonstrated with his death that they have the creativity and means to do just that. “There is precedence to this,” warned Lt. Col. Robert Schaefer, a Green Beret who literally wrote the book about the brutal conflict in the North Caucasus region. “It’s important to think about how (Chechen president Ramzan) Kadyrov’s father was killed at a stadium rally. During construction at the stadium they buried two 155 mm artillery shells in the concrete below the VIP bleachers. Then they waited until the elder Kadyrov attended and they detonated it.” Think about that as you watch the opening ceremonies unfold in all their grandeur on television. Or when Shaun White attempts some flips, and the worst thing that seems possible is that he wipes out at the top of the half pipe. Yes, Olympics have been a target of terrorists ever since the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes and team members in Munich. A lone wolf bombing in Atlanta killed one person in 1996, and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City were clouded by fears of the 9/11 attacks that had taken place just months earlier. But never have the threats seemed so real as they do in Putin’s playground by the Black Sea, just on the other side of the mountains from an area steeped in blood and years of conflict that include two recent wars between Russia and Chechnya unmatched for the brutality on both sides. Already, militants have claimed responsibility for two bombings that killed 34 people in a train station and on a bus in Volgograd, about 400 miles from Sochi. One of their top leaders has called for his followers to “do their utmost to derail” the games, describing them as “satanic dances on the bones of our ancestors.” These aren’t people used to making idle boasts. They’ve been fighting Russians for generations and are blamed for some of the most savage terrorism attacks in recent years,

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VIEWS Tim Dahlberg including a Moscow theater takeover in 2002 that ended in 170 deaths and a school siege two years later in North Caucasus where more than 300 died, many of them children, when Russian troops stormed the building. And they roam not far from venues where the world’s best ice and snow athletes will perform in front of television cameras beaming it all to hundreds of millions of people around the world. “It doesn’t take an expert to look at that region and say the Olympics will be such a large target that insurgents will not try to do something,” said Schaefer, who will be in Sochi as a security analyst for NBC. “There has been an average of 10 to 15 attacks in North Caucasus every month in recent years. It’s just now the press is paying more attention to it.” That’s more than can be said about the IOC delegates who decide where every Olympics will go. They were won over in 2007 by a personal appearance by Putin, voting for his Olympics over Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Salzburg, Austria, after being assured that the coastal area of Sochi and the snow-capped mountains behind it would provide a spectacular backdrop for the games. Apparently, the delegates never read the history books about a region long in turmoil. Or maybe they just were too busy having cocktails and getting picture taken with Putin they forgot to look at a map that shows Dagestan, now the most volatile part of the area, just 300 miles east of Sochi. What was supposed to be a trouble-free Olympics built at a cost of $12 billion is now a bloated games costing more than $50 billion – with one IOC official saying a third went to bribes, kickbacks and other corruption. Hundreds, if not thousands, of residents were displaced from their homes for Olympic construction, and an AP reporter just this month visited residents without running water and using outhouses less than two miles away from the main Olympic cluster. Add into that the uproar over Russia’s new anti-gay law, Putin’s recent clumsy effort that seemed to equate gays with pedophiles, and the fact a third of the tickets have gone unsold as foreigners for the most part are staying away. But it’s the danger of terrorism that is most worrisome, despite an exclusion zone spreading out miles around Sochi and the tens of thousands of police, troops and other security personnel that will be on patrol in Sochi and the surrounding area. Ultimately, Schaefer said, the best chance these games may have to be safe will be because of the same man who brought them to the doorstop of his vacation home in the area. Putin, he said, came to power because he was a strong figure at the time of the second Chechen war, and he wants to show in his second tenure as president that he has put down the rebellion. The best hope for an Olympics that never should have been in Sochi to begin with is that this is one more time Putin gets what he wants.

• Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg@ap.org.

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Indiana’s Noah Vonleh (1) battles for a rebound against Illinois’ Malcolm Hill (21) and Nnanna Egwu (32) during the first half Sunday in Bloomington, Ind.

INDIANA 56, ILLINOIS 46

Hoosiers end skid by holding off Illini By STEVE GREENBERG sgreenberg@suntimes.com BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sunday wasn’t the best of days for John Groce. The Illinois coach was sick as a dog. His voice, taxed at all times by the demands of his job – not to mention his own hyped-up nature – almost was completely shot. Thank goodness it was his son Conner’s birthday, a joyous occasion. Except that what young Conner wanted most to ring in No. 8 was an Illini victory. Like all Illini fans, the kid was disappointed once again. With a 56-46 defeat at Indiana, the Illini now have lost six games in a row. “It’s hard,” Groce said. “It’s not easy.” Losing streaks never are. It’s not that Illinois (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten) played poorly against the Hoosiers. The crux of the matter is that Groce’s team can’t shoot. Does it get any simpler than that? So all the misses from near and far were to be expected. Apart from that, the Illini competed hard. But they always do, for whatever it’s worth. On a different day, in a different year, it might’ve been good enough to get a victory. Not this season, though.

“Each game is different but the common denominator, if I was guessing and you looked at it, is defense.” John Groce Illinois men’s basketball coach

Not this up-against-it bunch. Indiana’s star players didn’t really show up for this one, but it didn’t hurt the Hoosiers (13-7, 3-4). Illinois got a barrel of bricks from Joseph Bertrand, Jon Ekey and Kendrick Nunn (a combined 3 for 22 from the field) and, of real concern, a reappearance of back spasms for junior point guard Tracy Abrams, who was limited to 13 minutes. “We’re not good enough to not have everybody hitting on all cylinders,” Groce said. “I’ve known that from the jump.” About the six-game losing streak: It’s the longest for an Illini team since the great collapse of 2012, when Bruce Weber’s final ride ended in abject disaster. That team went from 15-3 to out of the postseason – no NCAA tour-

nament, no NIT, no nothing – losing 12 of its last 14 Big Ten games. Bye-bye, Bruce. Not even that team lost seven in a row, though. That hasn’t happened to an Illinois team in 15 years, since Lon Kruger’s lone losing season as coach. Saturday in Champaign against Iowa, Groce will be looking dead in the face at ol’ No. 7. On a day when the Illini shot just 33.3 percent from the field, at least Rayvonte Rice got going again. On the heels of the first scoreless game of his career, the junior guard was 7 for 11 and scored 20 points. Freshman Jaylon Tate gave Groce 27 mostly solid minutes in relief of Abrams, dishing out five assists. But they were the only assists Illinois had. How awful is that? “Each game is different,” Groce said of the reasons for the losing streak, “but the common denominator, if I was guessing and you looked at it, is offense.” Of course, no one who follows this team needs Groce to tell them that. At some point, the Illini will win a game. Maybe it’ll happen this weekend against the Hawkeyes. It would take a load off, that’s for sure.

Bolin leads Huskies with 17 points • HUSKIES Continued from page B1 Less than two minutes into the second half, NIU guard Travon Baker and Buffalo’s Javon McCrea picked up dueling technical fouls – McCrea for slapping the basketball out of Baker’s hands when play was stopped. Freelove picked up his first technical as well. With around 15 minutes left in the game, Freelove was assessed his second technical after making a layup which put the Bulls up 43-37. Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley – the former Duke All-American point guard, who was visibly upset with the officials most of the game – was assessed a technical for arguing. “The explanation was that [Freelove] said something to the other player,” Hurley said. “I think in basketball, you make a really good play, and it’s a natural instinct to get excited about what you just did, and that was my take on it.” NIU would make a run following the Buffalo technicals, getting to within one point of the Bulls with 11:58 left, but the Huskies couldn’t

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Northern Illinois’ Aaric Armstead dribbles past a Buffalo defender during the first half Saturday at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Huskies lost to the Bulls, 75-67. put together another consistent scoring advantage. “I felt we got some momentum because Freelove, he comes in aggressive and he’s another scoring threat,” NIU sophomore wing Darrell Bowie said. “So with him gone I felt like it was time for us to make a run and get over the hump and we don’t have to worry about another double-digit scorer. They’ve got some guards that came off the bench and stepped up.” Bowie finished with 14 points for NIU. Bolin led the

Huskies with 17, while Baker had 12 and Jordan Threloff added eight. Buffalo’s Javon McCrea showed why he’s one of the top candidates for MAC Player of the Year, finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds. “He’s adding a perimeter jump shot to his arsenal, which is something that I’m just seeing,” Hurley said. “He’s getting more and more comfortable shooting that 15 to 17-foot jump shot, and he’s really tough to guard. He’s got all that going for him.”

TOLEDO, Ohio –Justin Drummond scored 15 points, six in the final 4 minutes, as Toledo beat Kent State 81-78 on Sunday. Kent State’s Derek Jackson made two 3-pointers in the final minute, but Julius Brown answered the first make with a layup and made the second of two free throws for an 81-78 advantage with 4 seconds left. Kent State’s Kris Brewer missed a longrange 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Western Michigan 62, Ball State 53: At Kalamazoo, Mich., Shayne Whittington scored 21 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead Western Michigan to a win over Ball State. Trailing by a point at the break, Western Michigan opened the second half with a 17-5 run, led 42-31 with 12 minutes still to play and would hold on to the lead down the stretch.

SATURDAY’S GAMES Ohio 58, Eastern Michigan 56: At Ypsilanti, Mich., Javarez Willis hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 28 seconds to play as Ohio rallied for a victory over Eastern Michigan. Ohio trailed the entire game before Willis’ big basket, which capped a 12-0 run. The Bobcats were behind 5546 with 4:20 left. Nick Kellogg also made a 3-pointer during the run and Josh Smith and Maurice Ndour both made two baskets. Ndour’s last make tied the game at 55 with 1:36 remaining.

Miami 70, Bowling Gren 65: At Bowling Green, Ohio, Willie Moore and Will Sullivan scored 16 points apiece Saturday as Miami (Ohio) beat Bowling Green. Will Felder scored 12 and Quinten Rollins added 10 and the RedHawks outshot Bowling Green 46.7 percent to 41.8 percent.

Akron 82, Central Michigan 74: At Mount Pleasant, Mich., Quincy Diggs scored 19 points and had four steals as Akron beat Central Michigan. Demetrius Treadwell – who led the team with 14 rebounds – and Jake Kretzer each added 15 points for the Zips. Reggie McAdams came off the bench to put up 11 points.

MAC STANDINGS West Division Con. Overall W L W L Toledo 4 1 16 2 WMU 4 2 11 7 EMU 3 3 11 8 NIU 1 5 7 11 Ball State 1 5 4 13 CMU 0 6 7 11 East Division Con. Overall W L W L Akron 5 1 13 6 Ohio 4 2 14 5 Buffalo 4 2 10 6 Miami 4 2 8 9 B. Green 3 3 9 10 Kent State 2 3 11 7 Sunday’s results Toledo 77, Kent State 75 Western Michigan 62, Ball State 53 Wednesay’s games Northern Illinois at Kent State, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m. Toledo at Miami, 6 p.m. Central Michigan at Ohio, 6 p.m. Western Michigan at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Ball State at Akron, 6 p.m. Saturday’s results Buffalo 75, Northern Illinois 67 Akron 84, Central Michigan 72 Miami 70, Bowling Green 65 Ohio 58, Eastern Michigan 56


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Celebrating big birthday without big bucks Dear Abby: I’m a 14-yearold girl going on 15. I am half-Mexican. In the Mexican culture, a girl’s 15th birthday is the year in which she becomes a woman. Most girls have a “quinceanera” party for this birthday. But these celebrations cost a lot of money – almost as much as a wedding. I have been debating whether or not I should have one. My mom says she would rather put the money toward my college fund. I agree with her, but I also feel like I should acknowledge my Mexican background as much as I do the Caucasian part. I don’t want to pressure my parents, but I also don’t want to be left out when my friends talk about their quinceaneras.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips What do you think? – Party Or Not in Northern California Dear Party Or Not: A quinceanera may cost almost as much as a wedding, but there are weddings for every budget. We have all heard of families who have gone into debt to finance a wedding, but I never advise readers to go into debt for something like that. If your primary reason for wanting a quinceanera is so you won’t feel left out of the conversation when friends talk about theirs, consider a

small celebration with some of your girlfriends. That way your college fund won’t be depleted, and you’ll spend fewer years paying off student loans. One of my friends, Fabiola, told me that some godmothers (“madrinas”) help to defray the cost of a quinceanera. There can be a godmother for the cake, another for the dress, etc. But she also told me that although her mother insisted she have a quinceanera, in thinking back about it, she wishes she’d had that money for college. There are other ways to celebrate your Mexican heritage than spending a lot of money, so please give this some serious thought. Dear Abby: I saw your

Christmas column in which you included a note to all your Christian readers, and frankly I found it a little rude. Not only Christian people celebrate Christmas; many of us celebrate it as a secular holiday, a time to celebrate the love and joy in our lives and our family (both blood relatives and the people we make our family). I don’t recall you wishing a Happy Hanukkah, a Blessed Ramadan or a Happy Yule to your Jewish, Muslim and Pagan readers (although I may have missed it). I’m not usually one to care about such things, but since people from all walks of life come to you for advice, it would be nice to see you reach out to all of your readers. – Happy

Pagan Chick in Denver

Dear Happy Pagan Chick: You must not be a regular reader if you miss all of my holiday greetings. It has long been my practice to offer good wishes to my readers during the major holidays. This includes greetings to my Christian readers at Easter and Christmas, my Jewish readers at Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, and my Muslim readers when the fast of Ramadan is broken. • Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Partner with your physician to manage meds Dear Dr. K: I’m in my 70s. Like many women my age, I’m on several medications. Should I be actively managing them? Or can I leave that to my doctor? Dear Reader: Many older adults are on a number of medications, prescribed to treat different health conditions. Yet each medication you take has the potential to interact – sometimes dangerously – with another. And if you see specialists for various health conditions, your medications may be prescribed by several different doctors. If that’s the case, work with your primary care physician (PCP) to manage your medications. That means reviewing all of them with your PCP at every visit. Make sure to tell him or her about

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff pills prescribed by specialists as well as over-the-counter drugs and supplements. Your doctor can make sure each drug is appropriate for you, and check that your medications don’t interact with one another. At any medical visit, your doctor may suggest starting a new medication or changing the dose of one you already take. But time constraints may prevent your doctor from providing a detailed explanation of why, and what to expect. So you need to take the initiative. My colleague Dr. Anne

Fabiny is chief of geriatrics at Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance and editor in chief of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. She recommends asking lots of questions. First, make sure you understand why the doctor is suggesting the medication, and what it is going to do. Ask what adverse effects the drug might have, and which ones warrant a call to your doctor. Find out how long you’ll be on the medicine. And check back in with your doctor after a few weeks to let him or her know how you’re doing. On my website, I’ve put a list of 10 questions to ask your doctor every time you get a new prescription. If you’re thinking of stopping one of your medi-

cations, perhaps because of unpleasant side effects, let your doctor know first. You and your doctor can explore other options, such as lowering the dose or switching to a different drug. When I was early in my training in internal medicine, I got my first lesson in how difficult it could be to make sure a patient was taking the right medicines. A patient of mine was getting medicines prescribed by several specialists – thirteen medications in all. At every visit I went over what I thought was the total list of her medicines, and she said I had it exactly right. She was crippled by arthritis, so one day I made a home visit. She offered me some tea, and as we sat down at the dining room table I

noticed a beautiful glass vase – full of pills. Her daughter told me that each morning she put her hand in the vase, grabbed a bunch of pills and swallowed them. She knew that she should take each pill as it was prescribed, but she felt “it would all work out OK in the end” the way she was doing it. After she had gone into heart failure three times in three months, I (and her daughter) finally convinced her to take the medicines as prescribed. Her health improved.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www. AskDoctorK.com to send questions and get additional information.

Speaking Spanish would be more beneficial Dr. Wallace: I’m in the 9th grade, and starting next semester, I’m going to start taking a foreign language. I’m really excited about learning a new language. Our school offers Spanish and French, but I don’t know which one to take. My parents are hoping I choose French because one of my grandmothers was born in France. I want to take the language that will help me the most when I’m older and out of college. I’m leaning toward Spanish because it might help me when I get a job. I’m also wondering; is English is now the most spoken language in the world? – Becky, New

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace York, N.Y. Becky: Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 17.3 percent of the people on our planet, making it the No. one language, followed by English (8.4 percent), Hindi (7.9 percent), Spanish (6.9 percent) and Russian (4.9 percent). According to the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages, Spanish is the most popular foreign language taken by middle and high school students

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You’ll be able to draw others into your world, and this will add to your popularity. You will feel audacious and ready to vocalize your thoughts; however, some of those around you may take advantage of your honesty and hospitality. Don’t spread yourself too thin, or you may miss the mark with your personal goals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Discuss all the possibilities with someone trustworthy before you sign any binding contracts or agreements. You must consider the motives of others carefully. Read between the lines. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Plan to deal with bureaucracy today. Settle issues efficiently and be cognizant of the need to maintain your reputation. Spending time with children will prove to be enjoyable. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You need to reboot by going on an adventure. Traveling to an inspiring destination may give you mental clarity. Attend to your budget, and you will find a way to make your plans work. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You can make worthwhile financial advancements, but be sure not to use your personal funds. A spontaneous trip is likely to happen. Try to include your partner so that you may mix business with pleasure. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your mate may be inclined to hassle you today. Extreme sensitivity will lead to a wounded ego. Don’t allow things to spin out of control. Finish housework and then take time to enjoy each other. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Combine work with pleasure. Socialize with colleagues and clients. Changes in a relationship will be welcome. Take a leap when it comes to commitment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Take time for self-improvement. Make the physical and mental adjustments necessary to raise your self-esteem. If you feel confident, success will follow. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Don’t overreact with loved ones. Family members may be needy and take advantage. This will leave you feeling depressed and used. Don’t offer help or ask for any. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You can forge meaningful friendships today. Attend social functions, and romantic opportunities will arise. Travel and social gatherings will increase your popularity. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You will be duped if you invest in joint financial ventures. Be discerning as to the people you do business with. Difficulties with female colleagues are evident. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Avoiding emotional conflict will not improve matters. Tell the truth and learn just where you stand. Don’t take financial risks that may lead to losses. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You may have a secret nemesis. Be careful what you reveal to others. Be precise in your communication, or you will be misunderstood. Issues with superiors or authority figures are likely.

(64.5 percent), followed by French (22.3 percent) and German (6.1 percent), but French has been fading significantly as a spoken language, with only 2.2 percent of the world’s population speaking it. Still, French is an important language for North Americans. It’s the official language of our Canadian neighbors in the province of Quebec, and more than 8 million speak it. Of course, Spanish is also an important language on this continent, since our Mexican neighbors to the south speak Spanish. It would be wonderful if

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you could be fluent in both French and Spanish, but if it has to be one or the other, I think Spanish would be more beneficial to begin with, and then you can learn French later. Dr. Wallace: I read all this stuff about girls asking guys out, but I would never have the courage to be the first to make a move on a guy. My girlfriend wouldn’t either. I know some bold girls are being aggressive when it comes to dating, but I’m not so sure it’s an “epidemic.” You must receive a lot of letters on this subject. Are lots of girls really doing the asking these days? I doubt it. – Nameless,

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

McComb, Miss. Nameless: Girls are definitely becoming more assertive about asking guys out. In a Seventeen magazine survey, 58 percent of the girls who responded said they had approached a boy who interested them. And 78 percent of the boys said they had been approached by a girl. Please read the following email. I think you will find it interesting. • Although Dr. Robert Wallace is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg.net.

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An unusual bid for a rare situation Jim Rohn, an entrepreneur and a motivational speaker who died in 2009, said, “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” It is true that at the bridge table, producing an unusual bid might not be a good idea if it is going to flummox partner into making an error. But if you have discussed the situation before, you can safely produce the unusual. Look at today’s North hand. You deal and open three hearts. With the opponents retaining a respectful silence, your partner responds four diamonds. Assuming this is natural and forcing, what would you rebid? What does four diamonds promise? Many teachers use the expression “six and 16” – at least a six-card suit and 16 high-card points. Also, typically, responder is very short in opener’s suit, especially when that is a major. How should opener react? With no support for responder’s suit, he may rebid his own suit or three no-trump (if legal, of course). With moderate support, like a low doubleton (or perhaps honor-doubleton with an unappealing hand), he raises responder’s suit. But with good support (any three cards, or honor-doubleton and an appealing hand), he shows a side-suit singleton (or void). In this deal, North should rebid four spades. And that is just what South wants to hear. He can now leap majestically to six diamonds. Note that even after a club lead and trump shift, the contract is laydown. South takes one spade, one heart, eight diamonds and two spade ruffs on the board.


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PRO BOWL: TEAM RICE 22, TEAM SANDERS 21

SUPER BOWL XLVIII: DENVER BRONCOS VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, 5:30 P.M. SUNDAY, FOX

Conversion gives Rice victory

Coaches concerned about snow on practice fields

By OSKAR GARCIA The Associated Press HONOLULU – Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass for a touchdown and Carolina running back Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion with less than 1 minute to give Jerry Rice a win over Deion Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl on Sunday. Baltimore’s Justin Tucker missed a 67-yard field goal on the game’s final play after missing a 66-yarder earlier in the game. The touchdown and conversion gave Rice a comeback after Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles threw a 12-yard touchdown

to Cleveland tight end Jordan Cameron with less than 5 minutes to play to give Sanders a 2114 lead. The touchdowns by Cameron and Murray were the only scores of the second half in a game that had eight turnovers – including six interceptions – and nine sacks. Foles was the only quarterback of six in the game to not throw an interception. He was named offensive MVP. Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Carolina quarterback Cam Newton also had touchdowns for Team Sanders. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon caught touchdowns for Team Rice.

The Pro Bowlers were split up by the NFL greats in a new draft format meant to improve the game. The picks made earlier in the week created matchups that pitted usual teammates against each other and challenged Rice and Sanders to compare the all-stars against one another. The result was a game that appeared more competitive than in years past, with some big hits and fewer shenanigans. Jackson caught the game’s first touchdown pass from Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck threw the ball 36 yards into double coverage in the end zone on a flea flicker, where Jackson wrestled it away from Titans cor-

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nerback Alterraun Verner. Graham caught an 8-yard fade in the second quarter from teammate Drew Brees, turning around Brees’ slow start. Graham dunked the ball over the crossbar in celebration, but San Diego safety Eric Weddle jokingly defended the attempt. Newton scored on 1-yard run up the middle for a touchdown, making up for an earlier interception on a ball Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden wrestled away from Jackson. Kansas City’s Derrick Johnson – who had a big hit in the first AP photo half on Chiefs teammate Jamaal Charles – was selected as the Bears running back Matt Forte, of Team Rice, tries to get past Kansas game’s defensive MVP for Team City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, of Team Sanders, during the first quarter Sunday at the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Rice.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Super Bowl coaches John Fox and Pete Carroll expressed concern Sunday that snow on the practice fields could hinder their preparation this week. But the NFL said both teams will have the ability to practice outside. The New York metropolitan area has been hit with snow and icy temperatures for several weeks. Fox’s Denver Broncos will train at the Jets’ facility in Florham Park. Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks will work at the Giants’ complex at the Meadowlands. Fox said Sunday he prefers the natural grass field outdoors because it “saves players’ legs,” and the Broncos have brought along their field experts, adding “We’ll see if we have to go inside or on their artificial turf.” Carroll said he “understands

there’s snow on the field and it’s frozen and we likely could be inside most of the week.” He added he would like to get the Seahawks outside as much as possible so they can adjust to weather far different from Seattle’s climate.

If the glove fits, Peyton is wearing it: Chances are Peyton Manning will be like most of the fans in the stands at MetLife Stadium and will wear gloves at the Super Bowl. That shouldn’t be a cause for concern for Denver Broncos fans. He actually plays better with the stickyfeeling orange-and-gray glove on his right hand than he does barehanded. Manning never wore a glove in Indianapolis but in his two years in Denver he’s worn one on either his throwing hand or on both hands 13 times. He has a passer rating of 111.9 in those games.

Barehanded, his QB rating is 108.7. It’s not just a cold-weather option, as many people think, either. The glove is actually a concession to the altered feel of his grip after spinal fusion surgery in 2011 affected the nerve that travels into his right triceps. He’s worn the glove the past four games, when the temperatures at kickoff have been 58 at Houston, 70 at Oakland, 41 at home against San Diego, and 63 last Sunday in Denver against New England. Back to the Meadowlands: When they made the trip to the East Coast in December, the last thing anyone in the Seahawks’ locker room wanted to talk about was them playing a late-season game at the site of the Super Bowl. Once they knocked off San Fran-

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NIU’s Ward called best cover safety in Mobile • SENIOR BOWL Continued from page B1

VIEWS Rick Morrissey The sports world is full of bad ideas, some worse than others. Those shorts the White Sox wore in 1976 come immediately to mind, and I wish they wouldn’t. The Cubs’ decision to enter into a contract with the rooftop owners has been disastrous on so many levels that it’s difficult to understand how a team could be so shortsighted. Now the conflict appears headed to court, which will produce more strife and more billable hours. Choosing Sochi for an Olympics is very high on the bad-idea list. What says “winter fun” more than a repressive society and the threat of terrorist attacks from a volatile region nearby? Russian officials are concerned that “black widows,” suicide bombers sent to avenge the death of their Islamic militant husbands, may have infiltrated Sochi. One of the women is described as having a four-inch scar on her cheek, a limp and a left arm that doesn’t bend at the elbow. As I’ve told my friends, if you see me with her in Sochi, don’t cramp my style. But the most immediate bad idea, the one that is staring at us through a ski mask, is Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey. The game will be played outdoors and in the elements in MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The forecast calls for a high of 32, a low of 23 and no snow. If the forecast takes a turn for the worse, the NFL has contingency plans that include the possibility of changing the start time Sunday or even moving the game to another day. East Rutherford, N.J., home of MetLife Stadium, had to shovel out from under 13 inches of snow that fell Tuesday. I ask you: Does playing a game there make any sense? How New Jersey got a Super Bowl is actually quite simple. The Giants and Jets built a new stadium with private funds. That’s it. That’s how it works in the NFL. The league

Ward, the Mobile native, had only one tackle, but got some love from the broadcast crew when his big hit helped force an incomplete pass in the second quarter. NFL Network commentator Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout, said Ward was the best cover safety in Mobile. The players with the best chance to use the game to up their draft stock are quarterbacks. Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo got off to a nice start, completing six passes in a row. His next pass was a throwaway when he was under pressure, a simple thing, but a smart decision that scouts will notice. He finished 6 for 11 for 32 yards. Carl Sandburg High School alumnus Michael Schofield played right guard for the North team, and got some negative attention when he was beat into the backfield by

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Workers shovel snow off the seats Jan. 22 at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Super Bowl will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. dangles a carrot, usually to get politicians to find public money: Erect a new stadium to replace the old one, and you might get a Super Bowl and all the tourism money that comes with hosting the event. MetLife opened in 2010, and here we are less than a week from the Super Bowl, unable to feel our toes. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pushed to get the Super Bowl at Soldier Field, but hopefully thawed heads will prevail. The forecast today in our ice cap of a city calls for a high of minus 6 degrees and a low of minus 20. Can you imagine if the big game were played in Soldier Field under those conditions? Football is meant to be played in the elements. We know this. But the Super Bowl is a different animal. It is pomp and circumstance, TV commercials and cities where 70-degree temperatures are more than just a rumor. Sunscreen is supposed to be involved. That’s not just my opinion. The NFL’s requirements for a Super Bowl are either that the host city’s average February temperature be at least 50 degrees or that the game be played in a domed stadium. Commissioner Roger Goodell waived the rules so that New Jersey/New York could get the big game. Money talks. Goodell has said he’ll watch

the game outdoors in the stands. If he’s found in his seat afterward looking like an ice sculpture, that would be all right. It’s true that both the Broncos and Seahawks will be playing in the same conditions Sunday, but that’s hardly a rousing endorsement for having the game in a cold-weather city. It’s simply a fact, and not a pleasant one. The idea of the Super Bowl is for the two best teams in football to play in ideal conditions to decide a champion. How bad footing or an inability to grip a football could be considered a good thing is hard to fathom. Thanks to improvements in technology, watching NFL games on TV is much more enjoyable than watching them inside a stadium. Watching a Super Bowl in the cold after you’ve spent $3,500 for a ticket sounds like being on the losing end of a bet. Lest there be any doubt about what fans are up against, the NFL will be handing out earmuffs, hats, scarves and mittens at the stadium. It will take an act of God to bring sun and warmth to Sunday’s game in New Jersey. But I’m guessing he’ll be staying indoors too.

• Rick Morrissey is a sports columnist for the Chicago SunTimes. He can be reached at rmorrissey@suntimes.com.

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush definite pattern and rhythm to it. 35 years later, the schedule is exactly the same as it was when I started. The Super Bowl teams arrive Sunday or today, depending on their preference. The competing coaches and select players are brought to the media for quick interviews and initial impressions. Tuesday is media day. The entire credentialed media is invited to the stadium where the game is to be played and given one hour with each team, all of the players decked out in their game jerseys.

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9(g)(1) ty 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 #PA1007548 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586216 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE W10060272 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Lynn E Smith; Christine E Benedict; Discover Bank; A-B Credit Union; FIA Card Services, N.A.; Defendants. 10 CH 497 Property Address: 8659 East Sandwich Road, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on November 14, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 8659 East Sandwich Road, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-23-200-013-0000 First Mortgage Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $387,781.69 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I586448 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F12050328 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-21 Plaintiff, vs. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC; Ryan Kelly; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 305 Property Address: 671 Louise Drive, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on January 9, 2014, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 2014 , commencing at 1pm , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 671 Louise Drive, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-15-227-015 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $257,291.85 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPER-

TY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I586447 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F12080323 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Beneficial Financial I, Inc, successor by merger to Beneficial Illinois, Inc. dba Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Illinois Plaintiff, vs. Kevin P. Larson; Michelle L. Larson; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 471 Property Address: 120 West Eisenhower Street, Waterman, Illinois 60556 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on December 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 120 West Eisenhower Street, Waterman, Illinois 60556 P.I.N.: 14-16-227-009 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $272,371.97 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I586446 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE 13-066025 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsALEX K. ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEX ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER KIETH ZOGLLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER KEITH ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER K. ZOGLAUER; ALLISON M. ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALLISON ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALLISON MARIE ZOGLAUER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 130 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 1, 2013; Roger Scott,


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Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com Augus ge Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on March 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: Commonly known as 1206 Vienna Boulevard, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-13356-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $153,090.28. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Aleksandar Pipovic Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6309919 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I585604 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs. BRANDY STOVER A/K/A BRANDY M. STOVER; JOSE HUERTA A/K/A JOSE J. HUERTA; STATE OF ILLINOIS;

DEFENDANTS 13 CH 193 Address: 626 N. 9th Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 Judge Kenneth Leshen NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2013, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on March 13, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: COMMON ADDRESS: 626 N. 9th Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-23-206-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $158,047.54 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 4492. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 4492

I579449 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS KRISTINA M. DICKINSON A/K/A KRISTINA DICKINSON; ANDREA DICKINSON A/K/A ANDREA N. DICKINSON A/K/A ANDREA NICOLE DICKINSON; WEBSTER BANK, N.A.; RESTON PONDS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD L. DICKINSON, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; JULIE FOX, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, EDWARD DICKINSON A/K/A EDWARD L. DICKINSON; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 218 1545 MC ALLISTER COURT SYCAMORE, IL 60178 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 5, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on March 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. 09-05-402-033 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1545 MC ALLISTER COURT SYCAMORE, IL 60178 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $283,175.83. 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

pr tly po 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 #PA1307353 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586243 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., S/B/M TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP PLAINTIFF VS TIMOTHY BEEMAN; APRIL BEEMAN; WEST SUBURBAN BANK; DERBY ESTATES; DERBY ESTATES UNIT ONE; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 10 CH 302 617 WHIRLWAY DRIVE 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 December 5, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on March 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 52 IN DERBY ESTATES UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTIONS 29, 30, 31 AND 32 ALL IN TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 25, 2005, IN PLAT CABINET 9, AT SLIDE # 142-A, AS NUMBER DOCUMENT 2005003445, IN THE CITY OF GENOA, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 03-32-100-024 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 617 WHIRLWAY DRIVE GENOA, IL 60135 Description of Improvements: LOT TRACTBLOCK BOOK PAGES The Judgment amount was $451,507.27. 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 #PA1007548 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586216 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE W10060272 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Lynn E Smith; Christine E Benedict; Discover Bank; A-B Credit Union; FIA Card Services, N.A.; Defendants. 10 CH 497 Property Address: 8659 East Sandwich Road, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on November 14, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: PARCEL 1: PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTON 23, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 1176.8 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF EAST SANDWICH ROAD; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 83 DEGREES 29 MINUTES MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAST DESCRIBED COURSE ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF SAID ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 1284.7 FEET (ASSIGNED BEARING OF SOUTH 6 DEGREES 29 MIN-

UTES EAST); THENCE SOUTH 35 DEGREES 13 MINUTES EAST 450.47 FEET; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 35 DEGREES 13 MINUTES EAST 239.12 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 610.40 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 15.8 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 12 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST 194.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST 480 FEET; THENCE NORTH 2 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 193.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST 610.41 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST 195.98 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST 594.53 FEET; THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST 594.53 FEET; THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 240.32 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 17 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST 30.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 111.28 FEET; THENCE NORTH 24 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST 67.66 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 217.59 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST (RECORDED) SOUTH 27 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST (MEASURED) 96.08 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST 196.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; IN THE SQUAW GROVE TOWNSHIP, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PARCEL 2: A STRIP OF LAND 20 FEET IN WIDTH, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 1176.98 FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF EAST SANDWICH, ROAD; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF 83 DEGREES 29 MINUTES MEASURED CLOCKWISE FROM THE LAND DESCRIBED COURSE ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF SAID ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 1284.7 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 35 DEGREES 13 MINUTES EAST 35.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A 20 FOOT STRIP THE CENTER LINE OF WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THENCE SOUTH 79 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 57 SECONDS WEST 319.44 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 68 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST 128.82 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 115.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 115.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 43 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST MEASURED (RECORDED AS SOUTH 42 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST) 111.40 FEET MEASURED 111.28 FEET) (RECORDED THENCE NORTH 16 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST MEASURED (RECORDED NORTH 17 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST) 30.50 FEET TO A POINT "A", WHICH POINT "A" IS THE TERMINATION OF THE CENTER LINE OF SAID 20 FOOT STRIP, IN TOWNSHIP, SQUAW GROVE DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 8659 East Sandwich Road, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-23-200-013-0000 First Mortgage Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $387,781.69 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I586448 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F12050328 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-21 Plaintiff, vs. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC; Ryan Kelly; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 305 Property Address: 671 Louise Drive, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on January 9, 2014, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 2014 , commencing at 1pm , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St,

ilding, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 10 (10) IN BASTIAN'S SUBDIVISION, UNIT #5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED MAY 5, 1978 IN BOOK R OF PLATS, PAGE 88; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 671 Louise Drive, Hinkley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-15-227-015 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $257,291.85 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I586447

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 6, 1957 IN BOOK 'K' OF PLATS, PAGE 7, AS DOCUMENT NO. 288674, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB, STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 120 W. Eisenhower St., Waterman, IL 60556 Commonly known as: 120 West Eisenhower Street, Waterman, Illinois 60556 P.I.N.: 14-16-227-009 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $272,371.97 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I586446 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE 13-066025 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC PLAINTIFF, -vsALEX K. ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEX ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER KIETH ZOGLLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER KEITH ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALEXANDER K. ZOGLAUER; ALLISON M. ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALLISON ZOGLAUER A/K/A ALLISON MARIE ZOGLAUER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 130 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment entered in the above entitled matter on August 1, 2013; Roger Scott, Sheriff, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, will on March 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM, at DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 1st Floor, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash (ten percent (10%) at the time of sale and the balance within twenty-four (24) hours, the following described premises situated in Dekalb County, Illinois. Said sale shall be subject to general taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said

PUBLIC NOTICE F12080323 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Beneficial Financial I, Inc, successor by merger to Beneficial Illinois, Inc. dba Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Illinois Plaintiff, vs. Kevin P. Larson; Michelle L. Larson; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 12 CH 471 Property Address: 120 West Eisenhower Street, Waterman, Illinois 60556 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on December 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 23 IN THE FIRST ADDITION TO BABCOCK'S SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 38 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE

ag sp real estate and any prior liens or 1st Mortgages. The subject property is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title or recourse to Plaintiff. Upon the sale being held and the purchaser tendering said bid in cash or certified funds, a receipt of Sale will be issued and/or a Certificate of Sale as required, which will entitle the purchaser to a deed upon confirmation of said sale by the Court. Said property is legally described as follows: LOT 17 IN E. M. KELLEY'S RESUBDIVISION OF OUTLOT "A" OF E. M. KELLEY'S SUBDIVISION OF LOT "S" OF GURLER'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTIONS 13, 14, AND 24, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF RESUBDIVISION RECORDED AUGUST 30, 1956, AND AS DOCUMENT NO. 283457, IN PLAT BOOK "J", PAGE 26, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as 1206 Vienna Boulevard, DeKalb, IL 60115 Permanent Index No.: 08-13356-004 Improvements: Residential Structure UNKNOWN Units UNKNOWN Bedrooms UNKNOWN Garage UNKNOWN Bathrooms UNKNOWN Other UNKNOWN The property will NOT be open for inspection prior to the sale. The judgment amount was $153,090.28. Prospective purchasers are admonished to check the court file and title records to verify this information. For Bid Amount contact: Sale Clerk Fisher and Shapiro, LLC 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 (847)291-1717 Aleksandar Pipovic Fisher and Shapiro, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2121 Waukegan Road, Suite 301 Bannockburn, IL 60015 Attorney No: 6309919 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THIS DEBT HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED BY A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY OR BY AN ORDER GRANTING IN REM RELIEF FROM STAY, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED SOLELY TO FORECLOSE THE MORTGAGE REMAINING ON YOUR PROPERTY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT THE DISCHARGED PERSONAL OBLIGATION. I585604 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF vs. BRANDY STOVER A/K/A BRANDY M. STOVER; JOSE HUERTA A/K/A JOSE J. HUERTA; STATE OF ILLINOIS; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 193 Address: 626 N. 9th Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 Judge Kenneth Leshen NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on December 5, 2013, I, Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois, will on March 13, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 PM at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT TWELVE (12) IN BLOCK THREE (3) IN BRADT AND SHIPMAN ADDITION TO DEKALB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 12, ON AUGUST 13, 1906, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB, IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMON ADDRESS: 626 N. 9th Street, Dekalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-23-206-003 The real estate is improved with a single family residence. THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT WAS: $158,047.54 Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds; the balance, by certified funds, is due within twenty four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representations as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/151512, the amounts of any surplus bid will be held by the sheriff until a party obtains a Court Order for its distribution, or for 60 days following the date of the entry of the order confirming sale, at which time, in the absence of an order directing payment of the surplus, it may be automatically forfeited to the State without further notice. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC, 230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, telephone 312-541-9710. Please refer to file number IL 12 4492. Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 4492

I579449 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF VS KRISTINA M. DICKINSON A/K/A KRISTINA DICKINSON; ANDREA DICKINSON A/K/A ANDREA N. DICKINSON A/K/A ANDREA NICOLE DICKINSON; WEBSTER BANK, N.A.; RESTON PONDS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF EDWARD L. DICKINSON, IF ANY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; JULIE FOX, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR, EDWARD DICKINSON A/K/A EDWARD L. DICKINSON; DEFENDANTS 13 CH 218 1545 MC ALLISTER COURT SYCAMORE, IL 60178 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 5, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on March 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 172 IN RESTON PONDS UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF SECTION 5, AND THE WEST HALF OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET 9, SLIDE 110-D RECORDED JUNE 15, 2004 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2004012015, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 09-05-402-033 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1545 MC ALLISTER COURT SYCAMORE, IL 60178 Description of Improvements: TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH A TWO CAR ATTACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $283,175.83. 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

prope y 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 #PA1307353 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I586243 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 27, February 3 & 10, 2014.)

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