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Police: Shabbona man found dead Devin G. Blakeley attended a New Year’s Eve party Tuesday at 10720 Duffy Road and left the party on foot about 2 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said. Police were notified about 2:45 p.m. Thursday after he

By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI WATERMAN – A 20-yearold Shabbona man was found dead Thursday afternoon near a frozen creek in rural Waterman, police said.

was found just east of the party location. “He was located by two of his friends [Thursday] afternoon; that’s when they called us,” Gary Dumdie, chief deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, said. “He had

not been reported missing prior to his friends contacting us.” The incident happened northeast of Waterman near the intersection of Duffy Road and Route 23. Police believe alcohol was

involved but need to wait for autopsy results before determining more, Dumdie said. DeKalb County Sheriff’s police and the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death. “As far as what happened,

we don’t know for sure at this point,” Dumdie said. “We’re still putting pieces together and interviewing people who were there. We don’t believe there was any foul play, but we have not ruled that out positively.”

Justices rake in cash tied to law

Jobless rate expected to keep falling

Court to decide pension reform The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – The potential arbiters of Illinois’ pension-reform law have collected nearly $3 million in campaign contributions during the past 13 years from groups that support both sides of the issue, according to a published report. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday that most of the money was collected by one justice, Thomas Kilbride, in a 2010 campaign to retain his seat that was the nation’s most expensive of its type in a quarter-century. Still, if a legal challenge to the newly minted pension-reform law reaches the high court, it will be decided by seven justices, six of whom have Thomas accepted cam- Kilbride paign contribu- Illinois Sutions from one preme Court or both sides of chief Justice the debate: labor unions, business groups or a political fund operated by House Speaker Michael Madigan. Madigan, a powerful Chicago Democrat, said last month the initiative could not have passed without his ability to persuade members of the House. A number of business groups have said they support the law, while public employee unions oppose it, saying it violates a part of the state constitution. “Even the most honorable justice has to acknowledge this looks bad. It puts them in a bad light,” David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, told the newspaper. The Illinois Constitution calls for the election of judges and, in the case of Supreme Court justices, retention campaigns after each 10-year term. Elections cost money. There is no legal limit on campaign contributions to judges, but the Judicial Code of Conduct prohibits them from personally soliciting or accepting contributions – a task left to campaign committees. “Politics plays no role in any of the issues that we have before us,” Chief Justice Rita

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Business services representative Danita Sims, with First Institute, and Prince Montgomery, of DeKalb review Montgomery’s resume Dec. 19 at the WorkNet Center in DeKalb.

Resources remain for DeKalb County’s unemployed By ANDREA AZZO

and SHAWN SHINNEMAN DeKALB – Workers at DeKalb’s WorkNet Center miss the convenience of sharing space with the unemployment office. Elaine Cozort, coordinator of adult learning and outreach services at Kishwaukee College, said they still are providing job search assistance for people who need it. Kishwaukee College partners with the WorkNet Center at 1701 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. It is the

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same location as the Illinois Department of Employment Security office that closed in March. “A lot of people are surprised we’re still here,” Cozort said. “They thought we were closed.” Overall, statistics show things are looking up for the state’s unemployed residents. The state econ-

omy is gaining about 6,000 jobs a month, compared with the 18,000 jobs Illinois was losing each month at the height of the recession, said Greg Rivara, Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesman. Rivara attributes falling unemployment to an improved housing market, better debt ratios and increased consumer confidence – a factor helped by Congress’ recent budget deal. He said he sees no reason that those trends won’t continue in

We’re encouraged just by the number of employers working with us. [Hiring will] gradually start to increase after the first of the year.


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Baby New Year finally arrives County’s first baby born Thursday in Sandwich By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SANDWICH – The first baby born in 2014 in DeKalb County didn’t arrive until Jan. 2, and she wasn’t due to arrive until Wednesday. Miranda Mae Patterson was born at 9:53 a.m. Thursday at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. Her parents are Amy Jo Park and Maurice Patterson.

On the Web To view video of the family, visit Ran-Ran, as her father is calling her, weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and is 20 inches long. She also has a full head of very dark hair. Miranda also is being welcomed by big brother, Connor Park, 12, and big sister,

Deanna Park, 10. “She hasn’t left my side since the baby arrived,” Amy Jo Park said of her elder daughter. Although he was at the hospital to greet his new sister, Park said her son was more interested in video games. No stranger to the limelight, Park said Deanna was the first baby born at

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Amy Jo Park (from left), Maurice Patterson and Deanna Park, 10, welcome newborn Miranda Mae Patterson on Thursday at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. Miranda Mae was born at 9:53 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce, and is DeKalb County’s first baby of 2014.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Sexaholics AnonymousDeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Call 815-5080280. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Coffee Club: 9 to 11 a.m. at Edward Jones, 1170 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. To discuss current events and investing. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. www. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Free. Open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St., Sandwich. 815-498-4405. 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. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Sons of the American Legion Fish fry: 5 to 8 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 5. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across the street from Memorial Park. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich. 800-4527990; County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. 800-452-7990; www. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Saturday Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Hinckley Area Food Pantry: 8 to 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Food distribution is available. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore.; Call Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990;

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Polar Bear theft sullies the new year So much for starting 2014 on a high note. We made a quick getaway to visit my in-laws after Christmas. We found a responsible college student to houseand dog-sit. She did a great job, it was a great trip and we returned home New Year’s Eve before the heaviest snow fell. Then I discovered the crime. While we were gone, someone stole the inflatable polar bear from our front yard. Polar Bear was connected to a timer, so at sunset, he and our other modest outdoor decorations would come alive. Polar Bear sat on his haunches and gave a friendly wave to passers-by. When we first got the decoration, we were concerned about stability, punctures and snow covering up the little fan, so my father-in-law and I built a special platform. We used tent stakes to secure the platform to the lawn. It worked great for several years. It’s not the Lindbergh kidnapping I’m reporting here. I doubt the value of Polar Bear even crosses the threshold from misdemeanor to felony, but in several ways, the theft has injured my family. I plan to report the theft to the Sycamore police. I’m sure they will be professional and take the report seriously, but we all know that the theft of

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst Polar Bear won’t be an investigative priority. I’m also not holding my breath for a new year’s miracle. What I hope is that my little story finds its way to whoever stole Polar Bear so that they might understand the consequences of their actions. For one thing, Polar Bear is several years old. We can get another inflatable, but we can’t replace him. For another, building the custom platform was a cool project my father-in-law and I worked on together, so that’s gone. Then there are the statistics. According to a 2012 DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department report, theft cases increased to 75 in 2012 from 72 in 2011. Every crime statistic negatively affects a community. The worst part is that whoever stole Polar Bear probably thought they would just be messing with grownups. But our son turns 8 soon and he’s trying to hold on to the magic of the holidays. The theft didn’t help. “Why would someone do that?” he asked tearfully. “It’s not precious, so why would someone take our polar

bear?” Even a 7-year-old realizes this wasn’t a crime of desperation to feed someone’s family, and as every parent knows, it’s hard when there are no good answers to legitimate questions. Still, he took it well. Better than me. I’m not a turn-theother-cheek guy. In fact, I’m reminiscing my Texas upbringing, where it’s more or less OK to shoot anyone who knowingly trespasses onto your property for no good reason. But as I said last week, I do believe in redemption, so here’s what I propose: Whoever took Polar Bear, please return him. Just put him in our back yard late at night – you certainly know the address – and we’ll put this behind us. It’s the right thing to do. Otherwise, you’ll live with the consequences of your actions, and you might be surprised at how far and how fast information in a newspaper spreads. This little stunt – and I – might catch up with you.

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By BARBARA ORTUTAY The Associated Press NEW YORK – Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet after a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of about 4.6 million of its users. Company spokeswoman Mary Ritti said Thursday that the company is assessing the situation, but did not have further comment. The breach occurred after security experts warned the company at least twice about a vulnerability in its system. Snapchat’s seemingly detached response is causing some security specialists to wonder whether the young company can handle the spotlight that it’s been thrust into over the past year as its service has become enormously popular. In response to a warning by Gibson Security on Dec. 25 – which followed an earlier alert in August – Snapchat said in a blog post Dec. 24 that it had implemented “various safeguards” over the past year that would make it more difficult to steal large sets of phone numbers. Snapchat hasn’t detailed the changes it made. Even so, regarding Snapchat’s response, Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan said it “doesn’t seem that responsible to be so nonchalant about it.” As Americans rang in the New Year, hackers reportedly published 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers on a website called, which has since been suspended. The breach came less than a week after the most recent warning from security experts that an attack could take place.

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is seen Oct. 24, in Los Angeles. Snapchat, the disappearing-message service, has been quiet after a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users. The incident bruises the company’s image and may threaten its rapid growth. Los Angeles-based Snapchat has no source of revenue, but its rapid rise to an estimated 20 million U.S. adult users prompted Facebook to extend a reported $3 billion buyout last year. Snapchat’s 23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel turned down the overture. The user number estimate is based on census data and data from the Pew Research Center. What should users do? Gibson Security, the firm that warned Snapchat of the security vulnerability on Christmas Day, has created a site,, that lets users type in their username to see if their phone number was among those leaked. Of two user

accounts that The Associated Press checked, one was found to have been compromised. Gibson Security did not publish the last two digits of the phone numbers. Gibson said users can delete their Snapchat account if they wish, but “this won’t remove your phone number from the already circulating leaked database.” Users can also ask their phone company to give them a new phone number. “Lastly, ensure that your security settings are up to scratch on your social media profiles. Be careful about what data you give away to sites when you sign up – if you don’t think a service requires your phone number, don’t give it to them,” Gibson said.

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Poll: Americans have little faith in government The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation’s biggest problems, a new poll finds. Half said America’s system of democracy needs either “a lot of changes” or a complete overhaul, according to the poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 1 in 20 said it works well and needs no changes. Americans, who have a reputation for optimism, have a sharply pessimistic take on their government after years of disappointment in Washington. The percentage of Americans saying the nation is heading in the right direction hasn’t topped 50 in about a decade. In the new poll, 70 percent lack

confidence in the government’s ability “to make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014.” The poll comes about two months after partisan gridlock prompted the first government shutdown in 17 years. People feel somewhat better about their personal lives. Most have at least some confidence that they’ll be able to handle their own problems in the coming year. A narrow majority said they’d do a better job running the country than today’s leaders in Washington. Local and state governments inspire more faith than the federal government, according to the poll, with 45 percent at least moderately confident in their state government and 54 percent expressing that much confidence in their local government. When asked to name up to 10 world or national problems they would

“like the government to be working on” in 2014, Americans chiefly cite issues that have dominated – and often flummoxed – the White House and Congress for five years. Health care reform topped the list. It is likely, however, that those naming the issue include both opponents and supporters of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul. Jobs and the economy were next, followed by the nation’s debt and deficit spending. Some issues that draw ample media and campaign attention rank lower in the public’s priorities. No more than 3 percent of Americans listed gay rights, abortion or domestic spying as prime topics for government action. Regardless of the issue, however, Americans express remarkably little confidence that the federal government can make real progress.

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Rick Hohensee of Washington carries a “Fire Congress” sign Oct. 8 near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington. Americans enter the new year with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation’s biggest problems, a new poll finds.


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New state law lets some 17-year-olds vote in March

DeKalb library enters contest for author visit By DEBBIE BEHRENDS DeKALB – With fingers crossed, nine DeKalb Public Library staff members created a display for a holiday contest to win a visit from author Alexander McCall Smith. The display, that depicts scenes and characters from McCall Smith’s popular book series, took six weeks to plan and execute. McCall Smith has a doctorate in law and is an expert on medical law and bioethics, but became a fiction author after winning a writing contest. He wrote “44 Scotland Street,” “Portuguese Irregular Verbs,” “Corduroy Mansion,” “Max and Maddy,” “The Sunday Philosophy Club,” “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” and many more titles for adults and children. Edith Craig, the library’s programming and public relations manager, said the display changes every few days.

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Librarians set up a holiday display Thursday based on the books of Alexander McCall Smith for a contest to bring the author to DeKalb Library. The winner will be announced in February. “There are four different scenes and the background is a scroll,” Craig said. “Every week, we change the scroll to

reflect a scene from a different series.” Library Director Dee Coover learned of the Ran-

dom House contest to win a visit by the author and asked Craig to coordinate the local entry.

she said the pictures of first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama offer a glimpse of “very special, private moments of their year of 2013 together.”

guilty. Marshall is charged along with his two brothers, 16-yearold Anthony Lee and 21-yearold Diante Lamont Coakley. A prosecutor said Thursday all three fired at a vehicle in Dolton during a drug deal that went wrong, killing Casara who was inside. Casara was 5½ months pregnant. Her baby survived, but is struggling for life in a hospital.

Country Club Hills was ordered held on $600,000 bond by a judge during a hearing Wednesday. The 47-year-old Hayden is accused in the death of 42-year-old Mary Hayden at the couple’s home. Police said Hayden called 911 Monday to report that his wife had fallen. Because police had previously responded to domestic violence calls at the home, officers were sent to the residence along with paramedics.

“We sent out a staff email to get help from anyone interested,” Craig said. “About half of those who responded were familiar with the author. We all read one of his books and started brainstorming.” Those brainstorming sessions resulted in a collaborative effort that filled the small, 5-foot-by-2-foot, display space, said one of the co-creators, Kristine Ohman. “Our staff enjoyed pooling our knowledge of the plots, settings and characters in the McCall Smith books,” Ohman said. “We tried to use identifiable features to fashion figures and backgrounds that were representative of his excellent series.” Along with Craig and Ohman, committee members included coordinator Samantha Hathaway, Darcy Tatlock, Sally Defauw, Heike Schulze, Jeanine Thurmaier, Diane Tolhurst and Jenny Freeman. Craig said the library should learn by Feb. 3 if it is the contest winner.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMINGTON – Some teenagers in Illinois can now register to vote in the state’s March primary, even if they’re still 17 when they cast their first ballots. A new law that went into effect on Wednesday lets 17-year-olds register to vote in the primary if they turn 18 before the general election in November. Megan Wilson, a 17-yearold sophomore at Tri-Valley High School in Bloomington, will be able to vote for the first time during the March 18 primary. She told The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that she also plans to work as an election judge in McLean County after undergoing several hours of training. “It’s a great way to get involved from the beginning,” she said. She’ll also get $145 for the job. In Cook County, Clerk David Orr said his office is planning a “Democracy Week” in early February to encourage high school students to register to vote. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day.

8STATE BRIEFS Obama gift mistakenly finds its way to Ill. home WADSWORTH – A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman, who said she’s making sure the Christmas gift finds its way to the rightful recipient. Alane Church told NBC’s “Today” show she was surprised to find the “beautiful, personal” book shoved in the bottom of a damaged box of packages her family opened at their Wadsworth home on New Year’s Day. WLS-TV reported the book included a hand-written gift tag from “Barack, Michelle + the girls.” Church won’t show anyone what’s in the book. But

3rd person charged in death of pregnant teen CHICAGO – A 19-year-old suburban Chicago man is being held without bond after he was charged with first-degree murder for the Christmas Eve shooting death of 17-year-old Eva Casara. Darius D. Marshall is the third person charged in the slaying. He’s also accused of attempted armed robbery. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Marshall appeared in a Markham courtroom Thursday. His lawyer told the newspaper Marshall plans to plead not

Suburban Chicago man charged in death of wife

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Peoria and the Springfield area. GateHouse Media Illinois reports that while a new state law has as of Wednesday increased the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph around the state, there are some exceptions. The speed limit is, for example, still 65 mph on Interstate 74 through Peoria and for a portion of Interstate 55 around Springfield. The Illinois Department of Transportation said the speed limit for 87 percent of the interstate highways and 98 percent of rural interstates under its jurisdiction is now 70 mph. About 28 percent of the Illinois Tollway’s 286-mile system is now 70 mph.


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Relief, confusion as health law begins The Associated Press

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Dr. John Venetos poses for a photo between surgical procedures Thursday in Chicago. With the full implementation of the nation’s new health law that took effect New Year’s Day, Venetos described the “tremendous uncertainty and anxiety” among patients calling his office who think they signed up for coverage but haven’t received insurance cards yet. Others had insurance policies that were canceled and they aren’t sure if their coverage was reinstated after Gov. Pat Quinn decided to allow one-year extensions of canceled plans. routine go-ahead from the insurance company. That was after Venetos’ office manager spent two hours on hold with the insurer Thursday, trying to get an answer about whether the patient needed prior authorization for the surgery. The office manager finally gave up. “I’m not a happy camper,” said Nate Zajcew, the patient’s husband. The couple signed up for a Blue Cross Blue Shield bronze plan through the federal Health- site on Dec. 16. “I understand it’s just a matter of paperwork and yesterday was a holiday. I can be an SOB, too, at times, but since they’re going on with the procedure, it’s OK.” Venetos, a Chicago digestive system specialist, described “tremendous uncertainty and anxiety” among patients calling his office recently. Some thought they’d signed up for coverage but hadn’t received insurance cards yet. Others had in-

surance policies that were canceled and weren’t sure if their coverage had been reinstated after Gov. Pat Quinn decided to allow one-year extensions of canceled plans. Venetos said he has decided to take a risk and provide care for these patients, at least until there’s less confusion about coverage. “We feel it’s the right thing to do,” Venetos said. “We may end up stuck holding the bag and not getting paid on these claims.”

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A Frontier airplane waits for passengers Thursday at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Illinois digs out of snow, braces for arctic temps The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Illinois residents found themselves bracing for sub-zero high temperatures Thursday as they dug out from a winter storm that brought as much as 18 inches of snow to northern parts of the state. It’s going to be “some of the coldest air we’ve had in a long time,” National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Shimon, based in Lincoln, said. The New Year’s Day snow storm stretched into Thursday for parts of Illinois, bringing double-digit snow totals to the suburbs of Chicago. Gurnee had 18 inches and Highwood had 15 inches. In central Illinois snow totals were between 3 and 5 inches. The snow was blamed for at least two deaths Thursday. One unidentified person died View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates

SPRINGFIELD – Officials at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield said attendance was up more than 7 percent in 2013, thanks in part to the popularity of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported nearly 314,000 people visited the museum through November. That’s about 10,000 more visitors than in all of 2012. Attendance is on

pace to be the highest since 2010. Officials believe they got an attendance boost from the Oscar-winning film, which opened in late 2012. The facility also held several Gettysburg-related events and displayed an original copy of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. “We have to be smart and find new ways to tell people about the museum and get them here,” Chris Wills, a museum spokesman said.

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DeKALB – Norma Jean Goodman, 75, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Sycamore, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb. Born June 23, 1938, in Greeneville, Tenn., the daughter of Hugh and Geneva (Fox) Maltsberger, Norma Jean married Hubert Lee “Hubie” Goodman on Sept. 16, 1956, in Ringo, Ga. Norma was employed by Ideal Industries in Sycamore for more than 20 years. A member of Women of the Moose, she loved to crochet and was an avid reader. She is survived by her sons, Terry Goodman and Tim Goodman, both of DeKalb; daughter, Sharon “Susie” Goodman of Sycamore; grandchildren, Jennifer (Frank) Figarelli of Florence, Ariz., Tim Goodman II of Rochelle and Heather Goodman of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Effler of St. Paul, Minn., and Wanda Reynolds of Davenport, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert, in 2008; and parents. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Larry Allison of Faith Baptist Church, DeKalb, officiating. A Women of the Moose service will follow. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later date. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Norma J. Goodman Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

CAROLYN A. VEST Born: May 12, 1950, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Died: Jan. 1, 2014, in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Carolyn Ann Vest, 63, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away on what was always her favorite day, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2014,

at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Born May 12, 1950, in Pittsburgh, to Cyrus Cramer, who preceded her in death, and Coral Cramer, who survives her, Carolyn, as their only daughter, made them very proud. Shortly after her birth, her parents and Carolyn would welcome loving, surviving sibling Cyrus “Russ” Cramer Jr. At college she was an avid learner, important member of the Delta Zeta sorority and the social glue for many friends. Most importantly though, she met the man she would marry. To Randy Vest of Sycamore, who survives his wife, she would become then, now and forever “Honey.” She was the Penn to his State and the Nittany to his Lion; a match made for all time. Carolyn cared greatly for others, working as a social worker, becoming an important member of her church community (most recently Salem Lutheran of Sycamore) and serving the community as a member of the Women’s Masonic Temple, the Elks and the Women of the Moose. She became the perfect, loving mother to her son, Brad Vest of DeKalb, and dedicated her life to raising him. She would welcome daughter-in-law, Christine Vest, to the family as though she was her own daughter. Finally, Carolyn was blessed enough over the past five years to be Nana to her only grandchild, Cash Vest. They were forever laughing, giggling and teasing one another as well as swapping and sharing many Happy Meal toys. In addition to the previously listed family, Carolyn is survived by her nephew, Brett, and nieces, Amanda and Emily Cramer, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and her nephew, Brian Vest of Scotch Plains, N.J. Her death was preceded by her beloved niece, Lindsey Cramer. The family will hold a small family committal service at a later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that to best honor Carolyn’s memory that friends and family spend time with their loved ones and put forth the effort to do something nice for someone else. Knowing that she brought people closer together would be a legacy that would make Carolyn proud. For information, visit or call Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, at 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

in a traffic accident on Interstate 72 in Macon County, while authorities say 66-yearold Carl W. Walker of Alton suffered a fatal heart attack after using a snow blower. In DeKalb, assistant public works director Mark Espy told The Daily Chronicle that, “this storm just brings you to your knees.” Chicago closed its outdoor ice rinks Thursday because of the snow. About 300 flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, with delays of about 45 minutes Thursday. Midway International Airport had minor delays and few cancellations. Some of the accumulation along Lake Michigan was because of lake-effect snow, forecasters said. That could mean snow rates of 2 inches an hour and local snow totals near the lake of up to a foot.

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By CARLA K. JOHNSON CHICAGO – The new year brought relief to some Illinois patients newly insured under the nation’s health care law. Others still weren’t sure whether they were covered, despite their best efforts to navigate the often-balky new system. The major benefits of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul took effect Wednesday, the first day of 2014. By Thursday, the first business day of the new insurance system, it became clear that snags in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act still remained. On the plus side, the law’s protections mean consumers can no longer be denied coverage if they’re in poor health. New limits on how much insured patients must pay for care will mean fewer bankruptcies after catastrophic illnesses. Insurance plans must offer a minimum level of essential benefits, and care such as flu shots and mammograms will be fully covered without cost to patients. But early problems with the federal website led many people to wait until last week to sign up, and insurers are still processing enrollment forms. Paperwork problems almost delayed suburban Chicago resident Sheri Zajcew’s scheduled surgery Thursday, but Dr. John Venetos decided to operate without a


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Kerry: Mideast peace still possible despite rifts By DEB RIECHMANN The Associated Press JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted his Palestinian partner in peace-making efforts Thursday, accusing him of embracing terrorists “as heroes,” harsh words that clouded the start of Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenth trip to the region to negotiate a peace deal he claims is “not mission impossible.” Kerry arrived in Israel to broker negotiations that are entering a difficult phase aimed at creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel. He had dinner with Netanyahu and planned to be in the West Bank today to talk with Pal-

estinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Kerry is asking both leaders to make tough, highly charged political decisions in hopes of narrowing differences on a framework that will outline a final peace pact. Netanyahu John Kerry greeted Kerry U.S. secretary at the prime of state minister’s office and joked that it had been a long time since he’d seen him. But after the initial small talk, the Israeli leader took aim at Abbas. He claimed Abbas’ homecoming for Palestinian pris-

8NATION BRIEF Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail WASHINGTON – More than half of female Marines in boot camp can’t do three pullups, the new minimum standard. So the Corps is delaying the requirement. All the service branches are working on devising standards, training and other policies needed to open thousands of combat roles to women in 2016. A Marine spokeswoman, Capt. Maureen Krebs, says no new

timetable has been set on the delayed requirement on pullups. But she said training officials will continue to gather data on the issue this year. With the new year, all female Marines were supposed to be able to do at least three pullups for their annual fitness test. But among recruits in basic training at Parris Island in South Carolina, only 45 percent of women could do that many.

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In this photo provided China’s official Xinhnua News Agency, passengers from the trapped Russian vessel MV Akademik Shokalski (seen at right) prepare to board a Chinese helicopter in the Antarctic.

All passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic ice By ROD McGUIRK The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia – All 52 passengers trapped for more than a week on an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic were rescued Thursday when a Chinese helicopter swooped in and plucked them from the ice a dozen at a time. The dramatic international rescue operation became possible once the weather finally cleared. Blinding snow, strong winds, fog and thick sea ice forced rescuers to turn back time and again. The twin-rotor helicopter – its red and yellow colors contrasting starkly against the ice and snow – carried the scientists and tourists from the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy to an Australian icebreaker, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, which oversaw the rescue. At one point, the passengers linked arms and stomped out a landing site in the snow next to the Russian ship for the helicopter, which is based

on a Chinese icebreaker. The eagerly anticipated rescue came after days of failed attempts to reach the vessel, which was trapped since Christmas Eve. The icebreaker Aurora Australis will take the passengers to the Australian island state of Tasmania, a journey expected to last two weeks. “I think everyone is relieved and excited to be going on to the Australian icebreaker and then home,” expedition leader Chris Turney told The Associated Press by satellite phone from the Antarctic. Sydney resident Joanne Sim, a paying passenger, wept as she boarded the Australian icebreakers. She said the passengers had spent their time watching movies and playing games. “It really has been an emotional rollercoaster,” she told a The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reporter aboard the ship. ASMA said the Aurora was cracking through heavy ice at 1,500 feet an hour and was expected to reach open sea late today.

oners released from Israeli jails earlier this week had led more Israelis to wonder if the Palestinians seriously want to find a way to end the decades-long dispute. “I know that you’re committed to peace,” Netanyahu told Kerry. “I know that I’m comBenjamin mitted to peace, Netanyahi but unfortuIsraeli prime nately, given minister the actions and words of Palestinian leaders, there’s growing doubt in Israel that the Palestinians are committed to peace.” Netanyahu was referring to events surrounding Isra-

el’s release Tuesday of more than two dozen Palestinian prisoners convicted in deadly attacks against Israelis. Netanyahu has faced political pressure from Israeli hard-liners for agreeing to release a total of 104 Palestinian prisoners as part of the U.S.-brokered package to restart the peace talks. As with earlier releases, the Palestinian prisoners received a hero’s welcome upon their return to the West Bank and Gaza, with officials and jubilant relatives lining up to greet them. At his headquarters in Ramallah, Abbas waited to meet the men in the middle of the night, and he pledged not to sign any peace deal until all

prisoners were released. While he gave them a hero’s welcome, Abbas, a long-standing critic of violence who has pledged his commitment to a two-state solution, did not condone the prisoners’ deeds. Netanyahu, however, accused Abbas of embracing terrorists “as heroes.” “To glorify the murders of innocent women and men as heroes is an outrage. ... How can he say that he stands against terrorism when he embraces the perpetrators of terrorism and glorifies them as heroes?” Netanyahu asked. “I’m wondering what a young Palestinian would think when he sees the leader

of the Palestinian people embrace people who axed innocent men and women – axed their heads or blew them up or riddled them with bullets. What’s a young Palestinian supposed to think about the future?” “This is not the way to achieve peace,” Netanyahu said. Reacting to Netanyahu’s words, Wasil Abu Yousif, a Palestinian official, lamented: “We, the Palestinians, are under the Israeli occupation. Israel is taking our land and giving it to Jewish settlers. This is the only reason we don’t have peace here. ... Netanyahu is trying to divert the attention from the real reason to a fake one.”


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At Spirit on Lake, gay seniors find safe haven By PATRICK CONDON The Associated Press

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Employment and training representative Dariana Mahaffey, with First Institute, helps Albert Dickerson, of DeKalb, with his job search Dec. 19 at the WorkNet Center in DeKalb.

Illinois has 4th highest jobless rate in U.S. sion to its long-term unemployment benefits program. Put into place in 2008, the benefits provided federal help to those unemployed for between 27 weeks and 73 weeks. The final tier of benefits was cut out in Illinois, eliminating those unemployed for more than 63 weeks from the program, Rivara said. Some national economists have projected that unemployment rates quickly will drop with the long-term benefits disappearing, as more people exit the labor force by simply giving up on finding work. Rivara said his department hasn’t done projections to that end in Illinois, where about 80,000 residents are receiving the benefits. But Giertz said the drop in benefits could potentially force the unemployed to find jobs quicker. “It’s kind of like a toughlove situation,” he said. For now, Cozort is focusing on how things stand in DeKalb County, where there are a lot of jobs available in the service industry. “We’re encouraged just by the number of employers working with us,” she said. “[Hiring will] gradually start to increase after the first of the year.”

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• UNEMPLOYMENT Continued from page A1 2014, helping to drive down unemployment, albeit gradually, while growing the economy. “You’d anticipate that growth is going to continue,” Rivara said. Cozort said more local employers are dropping off blank applications at the center for visitors to complete. Temporary positions are available at Aerotek, which services the recruiting and staffing needs for the aerospace and defense industry. Other businesses hiring include the Hampton Inn under construction on Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb, IFCO Systems and Jackson-Hewitt. Economist Fred Giertz, of the University of Illinois, agrees that unemployment should continue to drop in the coming year. But he tempered his enthusiasm. As of November, Illinois unemployment was at 8.7 percent, fourth-highest in the country; the national rate was 7 percent. DeKalb County fares slightly better than the national average, with the unemployment rate at 6.9 percent in November. “In essence, it’s good news

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Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security with where we are now, but it’s not particularly good news with where we should be at this stage in an economic recovery,” Giertz said. Giertz said he expected that the national unemployment rate would drop below 7 percent, and that Illinois could dip below 8 percent, “if things go well.” Some think the figure could be affected since Congress didn’t pass an exten-

Only 1 did not take cash from groups connected to law • JUDGES Continued from page A1 Garman said in a December interview with Chicago Lawyer magazine. “If a legislative challenge goes up or down, [it’s] based on whether it meets the standards of our Constitution. And I think our court will analyze it that way.” A court spokesman reiterated Garman’s message but had no other comment on the matter Thursday. The newspaper said that during his 2010 retention campaign, Kilbride, a Democrat and former chief justice, took in $1.47 million from the

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Democratic Party of Illinois, controlled by Madigan. His initial 2000 race benefited from $688,000 from the party. Another $583,000 in 2010 came from unions now opposed to the pension changes. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown noted the judicial code rules on fundraising but would not comment further because of the litigation underway. Republican Lloyd Karmeier won his 2004 race for the court with help from $266,000 in contributions from four major business groups, each of which lobbied in favor of the pension law Quinn signed. Only Justice Bob Thomas appears not to have accepted

contributions from any group with an interest in the law, according to the newspaper. The justices aren’t affected by pension changes. The Judges Retirement System was the only one of five pension accounts carved out of the bill. In response to a question by Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, Madigan said during House debate the reason for that was to eliminate the possibility of conflict if the judicial system reviews a lawsuit. “If it’s a conflict for judges to be in the pension bill,” Brady said this week, “then it’s a conflict they’re taking money from the groups they’ll make rulings about.”

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MINNEAPOLIS – Lucretia Kirby was on her own for the first time in years after her partner’s death. She felt stranded in a church-affiliated assisted living facility, where she said bigotry and even physical threats were ignored by building managers. Russ Lovaasen was infected with HIV in 1982. Decades of medication and its side effects left him prematurely aged at 62, and unable to afford a place of his own. Harvey Hertz, a gay man who came out decades ago, was terrified that moving into a retirement community would force him back into the closet. He’d seen it happen. Since September, Hertz, Kirby and Lovaasen have

joined others as the charter residents at Spirit on Lake, a 46-unit affordable housing complex marketed to older members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Only the second building of its kind in the United States – more are under construction or planned in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco – Spirit on Lake’s backers said it fills a growing need for a generation of openly gay people now reaching their twilight years. “GLBT seniors have significant issues. They’re growing old in many cases in isolation, in fear,” said Barbara Satin, a 79-yearold transgender activist described by building residents as “the matriarch of Spirit on Lake.” Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, a New Yorkbased group, estimates there

are 1.5 million openly gay elderly people in the U.S. – a number expected to double by 2030. Many of them, Satin said, “don’t experience the freedom that GLBT people now experience.” Less likely to have children or grandchildren, they came of age in a time when gay people were often rejected by their families. Satin spent her first 60 years living as a man. She came out as transgender not long after retiring from a corporate career, and later became involved with a small United Church of Christ congregation started by like-minded activists. Their “queer church,” as she called it, worshipped in an old warehouse on Lake Street, a major thoroughfare in south Minneapolis. They named the church Spirit of the Lakes.

Dad says baby ‘best blessing I could ever get’ • BABY Continued from page A1 Valley West in 2004. The family was celebrating her birthday Wednesday when the labor pains started. “The cake is in the refrigerator here,” Park said. “The cake and the presents came to the hospital with us.” Park said they knew the baby was a girl and had her name picked out long before she was delivered. Patterson started calling her Ran-Ran during the stress tests Park underwent during her highrisk pregnancy. “She moved around so much it was hard to keep track of her heartbeat,” Park said. Her pregnancy was con-

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Miranda Mae Patterson was the first baby of 2014 born in DeKalb County. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce, and was born at 9:53 a.m. Thursday at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. sidered high-risk because she suffered from gestational diabetes, requiring insulin twice a day. Park said the delivery went just fine, and

both she and the baby are doing well. “This is the best blessing I could ever get,” said a smiling Patterson.




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Talk less, listen more in the new year On New Year’s Eve in 2012, 80-year-old Joan McFarland Klein gathered the women in her life for her annual luncheon to usher in what God only knew was in store for us over the next 12 months. We Irish are always bracing ourselves. Joan had raised four daughters and two sons and had 16 grandchildren by the time we became friends. We met through her daughter Sue. We hit it off right away. I love a good yarn, and Joan was the consummate Irish storyteller, armed with perfect punch lines and impeccable timing. Mischief waltzed in with her, but she was reluctant to fill the room. You had to ask Joan Klein to share the tale on the tip of her tongue. My mother had been gone for several years by the time I met Joan, and she was ever mindful of a daughter’s grief that lessens but never leaves. “I cannot replace your mother,” Joan once told me, “but I can tell you when you’ve made this mother proud.” She never missed an opportunity to do so. Like any good mother, she exaggerated my contribution to the world. Last’s year’s luncheon was the first time I had been invited to attend. Finally, I was an honorary member of the Klein clan. Fourteen of us sat around a row of tables pushed together. We raised a racket and elicited stares from strangers, which made us laugh even more. Yes, I know how obnoxious we were. I also have known the envy that drives such glares. No contest which diner I’d rather be. As always, Joan sat at the head of the

VIEWS Connie Schultz table, smiling as she quietly took in all the commotion and laughter. Also, as always, Joan instructed the server to bring the bill to her. When it arrived, I reached for my purse. It was the only time Joan ever snapped at me. “Put that down,” she said, pointing to my purse. “But I just ...” “Put. It. Down. I’m paying for this lunch. I always pay for this lunch.” “But I ...” She sliced the air with her hand. “Quiet,” she said. “Not a word.” She leaned in and with a smile whispered, “Talk less. Listen more.” She meant it as a reprimand for the moment, but her words, punctuated with the sudden shift in her demeanor, packed quite the wallop. Obviously so because here I am writing about them a year later. Or, more precisely, here I am writing about Joan only a month after she died. What did God have in store for 2013? Question answered, and I can’t say I didn’t argue with him. I miss Joan too much, but even this soon after her passing, I cannot think of her without smiling. That was her preference, and it is certainly her legacy. “Talk less,” she said. “Listen more.” I’ve got a long list of people who could

benefit from such wise counsel. Starting with me, I should add. I work in the world of punditry, where even a moment’s silence, especially on TV, is perceived as weakness, particularly by fellow journalists. We could launch a fleet of hot air balloons with a single segment. When I first started writing a column in 2002, my editor encouraged me to take the time to consider what hadn’t yet been said. It was good advice, for an opinion writer and for a fellow human being. These days, social media have turned too many of us into self-promoters recycling one another’s first reactions. How that distinguishes us from preschoolers is a bit of a puzzle. Well, look: We’re taller, most of us. Older, too, if you’re just counting years. That’s something. Looking back on my life and career so far, it’s easy to recall moments that make me wince. Never do they involve my saying too little. It occurred to me this week that if my regrets were illustrated as a comic strip, they’d produce an endless string of panels starring a woman with big hair and bony elbows plucking her speech bubbles from the air and trying to cram them back into her mouth. I swear I can hear my friend Joan laughing at that. If I talk less, I mean. If I listen more.

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


Obama’s foreign policy report card for 2013 By MAX FISHER The Washington Post Foreign policy is really hard; that’s the thing to keep in mind when reading this report card for U.S. foreign policy in 2013. Most countries have more foreign policy disappointments than successes (maybe the one big exception this year was Russia) and the United States, which has the most assertive foreign policy in the world, was certainly no exception. I’m grading based on the degree to which the administration did or did not accomplish its own goals, rather than on the merits of those goals themselves or the general benevolence of U.S. foreign policy. Based on these subjective grades, the U.S. foreign policy grade point average comes out to 2.0 exactly – a solid C, which sounds about right.

Afghanistan-Pakistan: C-minus The U.S. has mostly succeeded at disengaging from the war and heading toward the 2014 troop drawdown; it hasn’t exactly patched things up with Pakistan, but relations are not as terrible as they’ve been in previous years.

China: A The U.S. balancing act always looked difficult to the point of near-impossibility: hem in China’s rise by making friends

with its neighbors, but without giving Beijing an excuse to push back; get China to relax the currency restrictions that hurt American exports; foster China’s economic growth but keep it in check militarily; keep China’s territorial disputes from spiraling out of control, but still exploit them to assert the United States as a keeper of East Asian stability; push back on Chinese cyber espionage, and most difficult of all, maintain friendly relations with Beijing. Even with the U.S. successes in reining in China, June’s summit between Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California seemed to go well.

Egypt: F There’s no getting around it: the U.S. flunked on Egypt by every conceivable metric. Here are the three things it wanted to do this year: Prevent the Egyptian military from staging a coup, maintain a positive relationship with the military and try to keep Egypt on some sort of post-revolutionary path toward liberal democracy. It failed spectacularly on the first and third of those goals and has jeopardized the second.

Iran: B-plus The temporary deal with Iran over its nuclear program is certainly the biggest headline success of U.S. foreign policy this year. As well it should be! The administra-

tion has been working toward this point pretty much since Obama came into office. Still, the deal is only temporary, Congress is working to scuttle it by passing new sanctions, Iranian leaders could renege (if they haven’t already), etc.

Snowden blowback: D-minus The damage from Snowden’s revelations about NSA snooping was widespread, causing real damage for U.S. diplomacy around the world but especially in Europe and Latin America, both regions that have always bristled under U.S. dominance. So why not a failing grade? Believe it or not, this could have been worse. The outrage was deep in many parts of the world, but not as much in others. Indian leaders defended the NSA programs. In China, though many people, especially Hong Kongers, expressed solidarity with Snowden, the incident had very little impact on U.S.-China relations.

Syria: D Yes, the U.S. succeeded in striking an important deal for removing Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons. Outside of the chemical weapons deal, though, U.S. policy on Syria has seen failures on nearly every front.

• Fisher anchors WorldViews, the Washington Post’s foreign news blog.

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The latest round of snow has given way to dangerously cold conditions, but chances are there’s plenty of snow still ahead of us this winter. That means there will be plenty of chances to shovel snow from driveways and sidewalks. Shoveling snow sounds innocent enough, but it can be harmful to your health. The older you are, the more precautions you need to take. The National Safety Council offers the following tips on safe shoveling: • Individuals older than age of 40 or those who are relatively inactive, should be especially careful. • If you have a history of heart trouble, do not shovel without a doctor’s permission. • Do not shovel after eating or while smoking. • Stretch out and warm up before taking on the task. • Take it slow. Shoveling can raise your heart rate For the record and blood pressure dramatically. Shoveling snow sounds • Shovel only fresh snow. innocent enough, but it can Freshly fallen, powdery be harmful to your health. snow is easier to shovel than The older you are, the more wet, packed-down snow. precautions you need to • Push the snow as you take. shovel. It’s easier on your back than lifting the snow out of the way. • Don’t pick up too much snow at once. Use a small shovel or partially fill a large one. • Lift with your legs bent, not your back. Keep your back straight. By bending and “sitting” into the movement, you’ll keep your spine upright and less stressed. Your shoulders, torso and thighs can do the work for you. • Do not work to the point of exhaustion. If you run out of breath, take a break. If you feel tightness in your chest, stop immediately. • Dress warmly. Remember that extremities such as the nose, ears, hands and feet, need extra attention during winter. Wear a turtleneck sweater, cap, scarf, face protection, mittens, wool socks and waterproof boots.


Health care reform law’s payoff begin to take effect It’s still unclear how well the Affordable Care Act will function. But on Wednesday, the law started working for a good chunk of those it was designed to help. The formerly uninsured who signed up for healthcare plans under its provisions are now able to use their new coverage. Judging by the enrollment numbers the Obama administration released recently, the stories of deferred care finally obtained will be repeated over and over in the coming months, and many others without pressing needs will have the peace of mind that comes with protection against financial ruin from major illnesses and injuries. After a December enrollment spike, more than 1 million people have chosen plans through HealthCare. gov, the once-dysfunctional federal Web site. About the same number have probably signed up on state-based marketplaces. And about 4 million poor Americans have enrolled in Medicaid, which is in the process of expanding. Yet the painful truth is that, if it hadn’t been for the incompetent rollout of and resistance from Republican politicians, more people would have new coverage. Two million enrollments in private plans is behind the goal of 3.3 million the Obama administration set for Jan. 1. Although many more probably will enroll as the final deadline for 2014 coverage approaches, HealthCare. gov’s disastrous introduction both foiled people from signing up early and dissuaded others from trying at all. Consequently, the overriding task is to increase enrollment, particularly among target populations. That’s not only for the well-being of those who will get coverage but also because insurers need enough healthy people paying into the system to offset the costs of the sick. They based their 2014 offerings and premiums on estimates of what that balance would look like; if the estimates fail to match reality, financing the system could be a challenge. Outreach can’t end once people leave HealthCare. gov. As more people enter the health-care system, there will be confusion. Some might make more frequent (and expensive) visits to the emergency room rather than get a primary-care doctor. Still others might think they have coverage when they do not, perhaps because they failed to pay their insurers or because a computer bug mangled their applications. And those who have to pay more for insurance or take a cut in benefits will be angry. Through all this, observers should keep calm. The Obama administration’s success at tackling many of the tasks ahead won’t be clear for months, once the open-enrollment period ends and more numbers start coming in. The Washington Post

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Cold and dry air will move into the area today as a Canadian high pressure system settles in to our west. Brisk, northwest winds will keep temperatures 15 degrees below normal and wind chills 10-20 degrees below zero. A brief warmup is in store for Saturday before a clipper system spreads light accumulating snow late in the day. Bitterly cold air will move in Sunday through Tuesday.




Mostly cloudy; Sunny, windy light afternoon and bitterly cold snow



Partly sunny, Partly sunny Mostly sunny; windy and very and bitterly cold still bitterly cold cold



Cloudy and warmer; some snow

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Winds: S 10-20 mph

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Winds: NW 15-25 mph

Winds: W/NW 15-25 mph

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DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 11° Low ................................................................ 8° Normal high ............................................. 28° Normal low ............................................... 13° Record high .............................. 48° in 2005 Record low ............................... -16° in 1979

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.03” Month to date ....................................... 0.13” Normal month to date ....................... 0.11” Year to date ............................................ 0.13” Normal year to date ............................ 0.11”

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Lake Geneva 13/10

The higher the 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.


Rockford 14/11

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 15/11


What is the record low temperature for the lower 48 states in January?

Joliet 16/13

La Salle 16/14

Evanston 16/15 Chicago 15/13

Aurora 13/10


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

Waukegan 15/13

Arlington Heights 16/14

DeKalb 14/12

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

Streator 18/16

A: -70F at Rogers Pass, Mont., set on Jan. 20, 1954.

Sunrise today ................................ 7:23 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 4:36 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 8:46 a.m. Moonset today ............................ 7:49 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:23 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 4:37 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................... 9:24 a.m. Moonset tomorrow ................... 9:02 p.m.

Kenosha 14/12

8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate, 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 Unhealthy 201-300 Very Unhealthy, 301-500 Hazardous



Janesville 14/11

Hammond 16/14 Gary 18/16 Kankakee 16/13

Peoria 18/15

Pontiac 18/16


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Tomorrow Hi Lo W 28 -2 sf 44 15 pc 27 -6 sf 29 -4 sf 34 8 pc 29 -2 sf 30 3 pc 32 6 pc 31 -1 sf 33 14 pc 29 -3 sf 31 3 pc 30 1 sf 32 2 pc 32 0 sf 35 4 pc 31 0 sf 25 -5 sf 28 -4 sf 38 6 pc 29 -3 sf 30 1 sf 30 -1 sf 27 -3 sf 30 0 sf


WEATHER HISTORY On Jan. 3, 1777, George Washington noticed it would freeze that night. He ordered bonires built as a decoy. When the ground froze, Washington’s men outlanked the British.

City Aurora Belleville Beloit Belvidere Champaign Elgin Joliet Kankakee Mendota Michigan City Moline Morris Naperville Ottawa Princeton Quincy Racine Rochelle Rockford Springield Sterling Wheaton Waukegan Woodstock Yorkville

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DRAW THE WEATHER Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

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Legend: W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow lurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 41 32 pc 76 70 sh 13 -21 c 59 51 pc 26 22 s 27 22 s 45 33 c 37 26 s

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Forecasts and graphics, except WFLD forecasts, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2014

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SECTION B Friday, January 3, 2014 Daily Chronicle

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Ex-Huskies TE Schepler signs with Titans By STEVE NITZ AP photo

Vikings WR Simpson avoids jail time with plea MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson avoided jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to careless driving and refusing to take a DWI test. In return, prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. Simpson was sentenced just for the careless driving misdemeanor, the Star Tribune reported. Sentencing on his refusal to submit to the test was stayed. Simpson was ordered to do 120 hours of community service in public schools. He also must attend alcohol seminars and will be on probation for a year. The 27-year-old player plans to lecture students about staying in school and making good choices, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. “I’m trying to help them go through experiences they might go through,” he said after the hearing in Hennepin County court. “I’m someone they might trust.” Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 after a state trooper responded to a stalled car blocking lanes on Interstate 394 out of downtown Minneapolis. As Simpson got out of a red Dodge Charger, the trooper observed him with watery eyes and slightly slurred speech. Simpson said he was at the Pour House, a popular bar nearby, but denied that he’d been drinking. The trooper said Simpson failed three field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test allegedly registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.095 percent. The legal limit for driving in Minnesota is 0.08. Simpson was booked at the Hennepin County jail, where he refused to take another breath test. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at New Jersey, 6 p.m., CSN College football Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, 7 p.m., FOX Orange Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Golf PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, first round, at Kapalua, Hawaii, 4:30 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Savannah State at Baylor, 7 p.m., FSN Winter sports Olympic trials, speed skating: men’s and women’s 1,500 short track, at Kearns, Utah, 7 p.m., NBCSN Boxing Champion Argenis Mendez (21-2-1) vs. Rances Barthelemy (19-0-0) for the IBF junior lightweight title, at Minneapolis, 8 p.m., ESPN2

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Jason Schepler had been working out in his hometown of Sycamore, just waiting for another opportunity in the NFL. That opportunity has come, as Schepler signed a two-year contract Dec. 30 with the Tennessee Titans. The deal is effective March 1. Schepler, a 2008 Sycamore graduate and former Northern Illinois tight end, was with the San Francisco 49ers during training camp last summer, and played during the preseason before being part of the last round of cuts. He was used in the hybrid tight end/fullback position

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and much more – log on to with San Francisco and said he will be in the same role with the Titans. “I’ve just been staying home and working out, hoping for a call,” Schepler told the Daily Chronicle. “I’m so thankful I got this opportunity in Tennessee.” Schepler, 23, said he plans on working out at NIU before heading down to Nashville

in the spring, and that the strength and conditioning coaches have put together a plan for him. Having earned one of Tennessee’s 90 offseason roster spots, Schepler said he’s in a better spot than he was after going undrafted last spring. Schepler, the 2008 Daily Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year, originally earned a minicamp tryout with San Francisco, signed a deal and was cut before being brought back for training camp. This time around, he has a roster spot from the start. “It feels better knowing I’m going to be out there for some time,” Schepler said. “It’s just a great opportunity for me.”

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Fresno State’s Derron Smith breaks up a play against Northern Illinois’ Jason Schepler in 2010 during the first half of the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho.


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Indian Creek’s Garrison Govig (left) waits for a rebound after a free throw in the first quarter Dec. 23 during a game against Rockford Christian at the Plano Christmas Classic. The Timberwolves lost, 36-35.

Govig becoming a ‘more aggressive’ inside presence for Timberwolves By STEVE NITZ PLANO – Indian Creek boys basketball coach Joe Piekarz calls senior center Garrison Govig “by far” the tallest player in the Little Ten Conference. Having a guy who stands at 6-foot-9, someone who can be a force inside and take on double teams, is a luxury for any high school basketball team. It’s especially big for a Class 1A school when players who have the size to physically match up with Govig are few and far between.

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to “It’s an advantage,” Piekarz said. “He does a nice job of using the size, using his body to create things and most other teams we face don’t have another 6-9 guy. So, it’s always an advantage for us.” These days, Govig has

developed his game enough where he faces constant double and triple teams. It can be frustrating for him, but at the same time it opens up space for Indian Creek’s guards. However, when Govig arrived on the varsity basketball scene as a sophomore, he was far from the player he is today. “When I was a sophomore playing on varsity that was kind of a wake-up call to me, that you actually have to go to the basket,” Govig said. “You can’t just turn around and shoot. You have to be

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Indian Creek’s Garrison Govig puts up a shot in the second quarter against Rockford Christian at the Plano Christmas Classic.


Bears bank on Cutler becoming winner LAKE FOREST – Dear young mothers and fathers living on planet Earth in 2014, Raise your children to be NFL quarterbacks. You can thank me later. Because if your child grows up to be a quarterback, he or she eventually could make enough money to buy an electric guitar, a remote-control helicopter, a medium-sized island and several city blocks (skyscrapers included). Need proof? Say hello to Jay Cutler, a thus far middle-of-the-road quarterback with a superstar contract. Cutler’s deal, which the Bears announced Thursday at Halas Hall, should help

VIEWS Tom Musick him cover the grocery bills for, oh, forever. According to the Sun-Times and a ton of other media outlets, Cutler signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with $54 million guaranteed. Not bad for a guy with one playoff win in eight NFL seasons. I know what some of you are thinking right now. That I’m being a Debbie Downer. That my glass is half empty. That my fridge is filled with sour grapes. But think of it this way: If it were your money,

would you have written the check? Would you have asked Cutler to join you for a stroll down Tony Romo Road? If so, why? Because you lacked better options, at least in the near term? Because other teams such as Dallas and Baltimore had spent funny money on quarterbacks, too? Or because you honestly, truly believed Cutler could deliver a Super Bowl title? Cutler’s overall price tag of $126 million is frightening and Alfonso Soriano-esque, but the number that matters most is $54 million. Essentially, the Bears owe Cutler an average of $18 million for each of the next

three seasons, according to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez, and nothing beyond that is guaranteed unless the Bears retain Cutler. By signing a longterm deal, Cutler avoided the franchise tag, which would have represented a one-year deal worth slightly more than $16 million.

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls Basketball Genoa-Kingston at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Newark at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Wrestling Sycamore at Harvard’s double dual meet, 10 a.m.

Bears answer offseason questions very quickly BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush

SATURDAY Boys Basketball Kaneland vs. Geneva at United Center, 2 p.m. Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Indian Creek at Woodstock, 1:15 p.m. Rockford Boylan at DeKalb, 2:30 p.m.

MONDAY Boys Basketball Milledgeville at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. Girls Basketball Hiawatha at Alden-Hebron, 6:45 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Lisle, 7 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach “vehemently denies.” In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken opposition of an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota. Kluwe also says former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and current general manager Rick Spielman encouraged him to tone down his rhetoric in an effort to reduce distractions to the team. At the same time, Kluwe said, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf expressed support for Kluwe’s championing of gay rights. Hours later, Priefer issued a statement disputing Kluwe’s portrayal of the events.

Browns to interview Arizona’s Todd Bowles CLEVELAND – Todd Bowles was on the last coaching staff to get the Browns to the playoffs. He might get a chance to take them back. Bowles will interview for Cleveland’s head coaching job Friday, NFL Network reported Thursday. Bowles, who spent the past season as Arizona’s defensive coordinator, was an assistant with the Browns from 2001 to 04, coaching defensive backs on Butch Davis’ staff. With Bowles, the Browns went to the AFC playoffs in 2002, their last visit and the only time they’ve been to the postseason since their expansion reboot in 1999.

Bills’ Mario Williams settles lawsuit over ring HOUSTON – Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has settled a lawsuit he filed against his former fiancee in an attempt to get back a $785,000 diamond engagement ring, according to a statement released Thursday. Williams and Erin Marzouki announced they “reached an amicable agreement” regarding the dispute over the ring. The terms of the agreement were kept confidential. Williams filed a lawsuit in May, demanding Marzouki return the ring and accusing her of breaking off their engagement last January. Marzouki counter-sued, accusing Williams of the break up. In the statement Thursday, Williams apologized for initiating the lawsuit, calling Marzouki a “great person” and saying he regretted how their engagement ended. – Wire reports

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LAKE FOREST – When Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman met with the media Thursday morning, it was presumably to summarize and put a bow on the 2013 season, and set the table for a very busy offseason as prelude to 2014. When Emery opened the session with the news the Bears had signed four-year contracts with cornerback Tim Jennings and offensive guard Matt Slauson, and a seven-year deal with quarterback Jay Cutler, the Bears’ roller-coaster ride of a 2013 regular season was temporarily relegated to afterthought. The single-biggest question facing the Bears organization has been answered, and answered emphatically. The championship hopes of this current generation of Bears players, and the coaching and front office careers of Trestman and Emery, have been entrusted to one of the most controversial players in the NFL. Can a player still be a great prospect after eight years in the league? The Bears apparently believe the answer is yes. There is no question

Marc Trestman about Cutler’s arm, release, mobility or athletic ability. He has all the tangibles to make himself an elite quarterback in the league. But why hasn’t it happened over his first eight seasons? Some believe the problems have been his coaches and supporting casts. Others believe it’s been his attitude and personality. Realistically, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. All that matters now is whether Trestman can leverage Cutler’s tangibles and help him perform on a consistent basis like a Brett Favre. Cutler never will be a surgeon like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. That’s just not his style. Favre won a Super Bowl and multiple MVP awards, and stylistically he’s the elite quarterback Cutler’s unique skill set most closely matches. To his credit, Cutler insisted Chicago is the only

Phil Emery place he wanted to be and that the only way he was wading into the free-agent marketplace was if the feeling wasn’t mutual. Now he has to win. The next biggest news to come from the Bears braintrust were the admissions by Emery that he probably had erred by projecting Shea McClellin as a hand-on-theground, pass-rushing defensive end, and that the middle linebacker spot he drafted Jon Bostic to play probably will not prove to be his best position in the NFL. It should be good news to Bears fans that Emery now is acknowledging that, but there also has to be concern that those mistakes could be compounded by what they do next. The GM and coach talked about finding ways to take advantage of McClellin’s “special skills,” and Trestman indicated that conceivably could be at strong-side linebacker either in the Bears’ 4-3 defense or in a 3-4. Although Trestman

indicated he thinks the Bears have the expertise and coaching ability in the building to play a 3-4, and that they’ll consider all options, it still is very unlikely the Bears make the switch in defensive schemes. Because Trestman and Emery both were effusive in their praise of Lance Briggs and belief that he will continue to be a Pro Bowltype weak-side linebacker, it appears that could leave McClellin and Bostic competing for the strong-side spot. Although Trestman and Emery avoided making definitive statements about anything, both were adamant they will get younger on defense. When I asked Emery if the natural extension of that was that it bode poorly for the futures of veteran freeagents Charles Tillman, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jeremiah Ratliff and potential salary-cap casualty Julius Peppers, he responded that wasn’t the case at all. Because those four and Briggs are the oldest players on the defense, it is at best case a puzzle as to how the Bears get younger without replacing some or all of them with younger players.

• Hub Arkush covers the Bears for Shaw Media and HubArkush. com. Write to him at


Glazer: Smith ‘ideal man’ to lead Tampa Bay By FRED GOODALL The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. – The Buccaneers say Lovie Smith is the ideal man to coach Tampa Bay. The team made it official Thursday, announcing the onetime Tony Dungy protegé who led the Bears to the Super Bowl seven years ago finalized a fiveyear contract that he reportedly had agreed to Wednesday. He will be formally introduced at a news conference Monday. The 55-year-old Smith replaces Greg Schiano, who was fired Monday after a 4-12 finish. The Bucs also dismissed general manager Mark Dominik, and the search for his successor continues. Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer called it an “exciting day” for the organization. “We knew from the start of our search that he was the ideal man to lead our team into a new era. ... Lovie is an accomplished and very well-respected head coach who has enjoyed success at every level of his 30-year career,” Glazer said. In hiring someone with a proven track record as a NFL head coach, ownership departed from the route taken for two other coaching changes over the past five years. The Glazer family promoted Raheem Morris from defensive coordinator to replace Jon Gruden after the Bucs missed the playoffs in 2008. They opted

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday that former Bears coach Lovie Smith finalized a five-year deal he reportedly agreed to Wednesday. for another candidate with no previous NFL head coaching experience when they lured Schiano from Rutgers, where he had turned a struggling college program into a winner. Schiano was fired after going 11-21 in two seasons. The Bucs lost the first eight games of this season and played played poorly in the four losses during the 4-4 stretch the team put together to close out the Schiano era. Smith is a defensive-minded coach who could bring back a version of the Tampa 2 system that the Bucs popularized during a successful run under Dungy in the late 1990s and Gruden in the early 2000s, when Tampa Bay won its only Super Bowl title.

The 55-year-old Smith was Dungy’s linebackers coach with the Bucs from 1996 to 2000, then spent three seasons as the St. Louis Rams’ defensive coordinator on Mike Martz’s staff. “I think the fit is going to be tremendous,” Dungy said. “No. 1, he knows the area, he knows how the team got built into a Super Bowl winner, he knows how to win in the NFL. But more than that, I think he is going to build just a chemistry and camaraderie in that locker room and in the whole organization that’s going to resemble what we had before.” Smith was 81-63 in nine seasons with the Bears, earning three playoff berths and leading the 2006 team to the Super Bowl, where the Bears lost to the Dungy- and Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts. The coach’s tenure with the Bears came to an abrupt halt a year ago, when Smith was fired after finishing 10-6 but missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. Smith has a 3-3 postseason record, including a loss to Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game during the 2010 season. “I don’t think they could’ve chosen a better guy – not just him as a coach, but as a person,” Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. “How he treats his players, and just being a player’s coach and his whole philosophy, he’s changed a lot of people’s lives,”

McCoy added. “I’ve talked to a bunch of people who’ve said I’m going to love playing for this guy.” The Bucs, going through their third coaching change in five years, haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. They haven’t won a playoff game since their 2002 Super Bowl run under Gruden. Smith inherits a better situation than either of his two predecessors, Raheem Morris and Schiano, who took over a team that dropped its final 10 games under Morris in 2011. Tampa Bay was 17th in the NFL in total defense this season, making significant strides following the acquisition of cornerback Darrelle Revis and safety Dashon Goldson last spring. But the offense was a major disappointment, sinking to the bottom of the league ranking after finishing in the top 10 in 2012, when Josh Freeman became Tampa Bay’s first 4,000yard passer. Schiano’s grip on his job began to slip away with the messy benching and subsequent release of Freeman. In addition to not receiving any compensation for the former first-round draft pick, the Bucs suffered a public relations hit amid allegations that Schiano or someone else in the organization leaked confidential information about Freeman’s voluntary involvement in the NFL drug testing program.

Cutler was never interested in testing the open market • BEARS Continued from page B1 That option would have bogged down the Bears’ salary cap in 2014, whereas this deal can be spread out to allow the Bears more wiggle room to sign players this spring. Cutler said he never was interested in testing the open market. “I can’t speak for every player, but you reach a certain point, what’s the most important part of your career?” Cutler said. “Do you want to say, ‘Hey... I made X amount of dollars,’ or say hey, I won championships? … “We’re here to win championships, not to make so and so

amount of dollars. That was my thought process. Whether it’s $15 million or it’s $22 million (a season), it’s hard to spend all that in your lifetime. Kristin said she’ll help.” It was a funny line, which Cutler directed toward his celebrity wife, Kristin Cavallari. She sat near the front corner of the room and quickly walked out with her husband after the news conference ended. If the Bears decide to keep Cutler for the duration of his contract, then he would remain on the lakefront through the 2020 season. That’s one season longer than Aaron Rodgers’ contract, which is set to expire after 2019 in Green Bay. You know Rodgers, right?

He’s the quarterback with one Super Bowl championship, five playoff berths and a 9-3 record as a starter against the Bears. Now probably would be a bad time to mention that Cutler is 1-8 against Green Bay. Predictably, Bears general manager Phil Emery defended his quarterback. “Jay doesn’t have to be better than Aaron Rodgers,” Emery said. “Our team has to be better than the Green Bay Packers. We have a quarterback that we can win with. And we have a quarterback that when we’re behind, he can be the reason we win. “Now, it’s continuing to build a Chicago Bear team. Not an offensive team. Not an

NFL PLAYOFFS WILD CARD Saturday Kansas City at Indianapolis, 3:35 p.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 7:10 p.m. Sunday San Diego at Cincinnati, 12:05 p.m. San Francisco at Green Bay, 3:40 p.m.

DIVISIONAL Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 3:35 p.m. Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 12:05 p.m. Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 3:40 p.m. (CBS)

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

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

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

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 25 6 .806 — Detroit 14 19 .424 12 Bulls 12 18 .400 12½ Cleveland 10 21 .323 15 Milwaukee 7 24 .226 18 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 15 15 .500 — Boston 13 18 .419 2½ Brooklyn 10 21 .323 5½ Philadelphia 10 21 .323 5½ New York 9 21 .300 6 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 24 7 .774 — Atlanta 18 14 .563 6½ Washington 14 15 .483 9 Charlotte 14 19 .424 11 Orlando 10 21 .323 14

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 25 7 .781 — Houston 21 13 .618 5 Dallas 19 13 .594 6 New Orleans 14 16 .467 10 Memphis 13 17 .433 11 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 25 6 .806 — Portland 25 7 .781 ½ Minnesota 16 16 .500 9½ Denver 14 17 .452 11 Utah 10 24 .294 16½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 22 12 .647 — Phoenix 19 11 .633 1 Golden State 20 13 .606 1½ L.A. Lakers 13 19 .406 8 Sacramento 10 20 .333 10 Wednesday’s Results Dallas 87, Washington 78 Toronto 95, Indiana 82 Minnesota 124, New Orleans 112 Philadelphia 114, Denver 102 L.A. Clippers 112, Charlotte 85 Thursday’s Results Bulls 94, Boston 82 Cleveland 87, Orlando 81, OT Golden State 123, Miami 114 Brooklyn 95, Oklahoma City 93 New York 105, San Antonio 101 Memphis 99, Phoenix 91 Utah 96, Milwaukee 87 Charlotte at Portland (n) Philadelphia at Sacramento (n)

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Blackhawks 42 28 7 7 63 St. Louis 39 27 7 5 59 Colorado 39 24 11 4 52 Dallas 39 20 12 7 47 Minnesota 42 20 17 5 45 Winnipeg 42 19 18 5 43 Nashville 40 18 18 4 40 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 42 29 8 5 63 San Jose 40 25 9 6 56 Los Angeles 41 25 12 4 54 Vancouver 41 23 11 7 53 Phoenix 39 20 10 9 49 Calgary 40 14 20 6 34 Edmonton 42 13 24 5 31

GF 158 139 114 115 97 114 95

GA 115 93 100 113 109 121 119

GF 137 131 110 111 120 96 109

GA 106 104 83 97 120 126 143

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 40 26 12 2 54 117 86 Tampa Bay 39 23 12 4 50 110 93 Montreal 41 23 14 4 50 103 94 Toronto 42 21 16 5 47 118 120 Detroit 42 18 14 10 46 109 120 Ottawa 42 17 18 7 41 118 135 Florida 41 15 20 6 36 96 130 Buffalo 40 11 25 4 26 71 113 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 42 29 12 1 59 131 96 Washington 40 20 15 5 45 122 119 Philadelphia 40 20 16 4 44 105 111 New Jersey 41 17 16 8 42 97 103 N.Y. Rangers 41 20 19 2 42 96 109 Carolina 40 15 16 9 39 96 118 Columbus 40 17 19 4 38 109 117 N.Y. Islanders 41 13 21 7 33 107 138 Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss Wednesday’s Results Toronto 3, Detroit 2 (SO) Tampa Bay at Vancouver (n) Thursday’s Results N.Y. Islanders 3, Blackhawks 2, OT Boston 3, Nashville 2, OT Carolina 4, Washington 3, OT Ottawa 4, Winnipeg 3 St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 0 Minnesota 4, Buffalo 1 Montreal 6, Dallas 4 Colorado 2, Philadelphia 1 Columbus 2, Phoenix 0 Edmonton at San Jose (n)


offensive, defensive or special teams team, but a team – a team that can win our division or put ourselves in a position to be in the playoffs every year, so that we are in a spot that we can win a championship.” And there’s the key word: Championship. If the Bears win a Super Bowl with Cutler, the price tag will be worth it. If they don’t, it won’t. In the meantime, for better or worse, they’ll be paying Cutler like a Super Bowl champ.

TODAY’S GAME Sugar Bowl Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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

TODAY’S GAMES Cotton Bowl Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Orange Bowl Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

BOWL SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta Bowl UCF 52, Baylor 42


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Barbs learning to play full game vs. best teams By STEVE NITZ

A closer look at the girls basketball scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... BAILEY GILBERT Sycamore, junior, wing Gilbert was on fire at the Oswego East Tournament, where she was named the tournament MVP after the Spartans’ second-place finish. In a win over West Chicago, Gilbert set a tournament record with 10 3-pointers on her way to 34 points.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Genoa-Kingston at Sycamore, 7 p.m. tonight Spartans will provide a nice test for the Cogs, who are now in Class 3A. Rockford Boylan at DeKalb, 2:30 p.m., Saturday Barbs hope to build on strong finish at Montini tournament.

POWER RANKINGS 1. Sycamore (9-4, 2-0 NI Big 12 East) Very nice showing at the Oswego East Tournament, which featured a number of Class 4A schools. 2. DeKalb (9-5, 1-1 NI Big 12 East) After slow start at Montini Tournament, DeKalb rebounded to win its final two games. 3. Kaneland (8-8, 1-1 NI Big 12 East) Knights claimed ninth place at Dixon Holiday Tournament. 4. Hinckley-Big Rock (7-8, 3-0 LTC) The Royals are still undefeated in Little Ten. 5. Indian Creek (8-7, 3-1 LTC) Josie Diehl, Samantha Mosley and Alexis Van Wyhe selected to all-tournament team at Amboy. 6. Genoa-Kingston (5-9, 1-2 BNC East) Cogs coming off long break heading into tonight’s game against Sycamore. 7. Hiawatha (2-9, 0-4 LTC) When the Hawks take the floor Tuesday against Christian Liberty, it will be for the first time in more than three weeks.

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DeKalb coach Chris Davenport has called the Montini Christmas Tournament the best holiday tournament in the state. Last week’s field was littered with some of the best teams in northern Illinois. Three of the four squads that were in last year’s Class 4A final four competed in Lombard. It was the host Broncos, who took third in Class 3A last season, who came away with the title after a 66-63 win over Rolling Meadows. Davenport’s Barbs got off to a rough start, dropping their first two games against Neuqua Valley and Proviso West before rebounding with wins over Plainfield East and St. Joseph. The Barbs took home the fifthplace consolation title. DeKalb’s second-year coach said the tournament taught his team that, in order to run with some of the top squads in the state, his team needs to play a full game. “Just the level you need to play at to compete with good teams. Like the Neuqua Valley game, we competed for a quarter and a half, we were right with them,” Davenport said. “But it’s got to be sustained. They played four quarters like that, not a quarter and a half.”

Timberwolves find success with man defense Indian Creek took second place in the Amboy Tournament, heading to the championship game for only the second time in a tourney Indian Creek has been at for more than 15 years coach Paul Muchmore said. The Timberwolves suffered a 50-42 loss to the hosts in the final. Muchmore gave a lot of credit for his team’s finish to a man-to-man defense the T’wolves have featured this year. He said it was especially good in pool play wins over Plano and Ottawa Marquette. “They played hard, they got after it, dove after loose balls,” Muchmore said. “It was just effort. Execution and effort, I guess. Man’s not easy to play, you’ve got to put the effort in.”

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DeKalb’s Paige Wogen attempts a shot in the second quarter against Rochelle on Dec. 20 at DeKalb High School. The Barbs won, 70-39.

There’s a lot to look forward to in Sycamore I didn’t expect to be putting Sycamore at the top of the power rankings. However, the Spartans have stood at the top spot for both editions of the Insider so far, and for good reason. Sycamore is 9-4, possessing the best record in the area. The Spartans have beaten DeKalb, and have a legit go-to player in junior Bailey Gilbert, who seemed to be unstoppable at the Oswego East Tournament. Brett Goff’s young team is putting things together, and this is looking like a team which has a

VIEWS Steve Nitz good shot at making a nice run in Class 3A come postseason time. The Spartans caught my eye with their win over DeKalb back in December, and were impressive once again last weekend, taking second place at Oswego East – a tourney filled with a number of Class 4A schools. “The girls just played with no

fear and ended up playing two very good games together,” Goff said. “Really showed what we’re capable of doing which I think was very reassuring to the coaches and the girls.” There’s a bright future for this team, which starts three sophomores and a junior. There could also be some good things ahead in the winter of 2014. The Spartans should have the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title in their sights, and will most likely have to beat DeKalb again to clinch the championship outright.

A regional which includes Kaneland, Plano, Rochelle and Sandwich is definitely winnable. Goff should have a lot to look forward to. “I think these girls have matured a lot quicker than I thought they might,” he said. “They’ve really showed the good leadership on the floor. Off the floor I think it’s a very tight-knit group.”

• Steve Nitz is a sports reporter for the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via e-mail at snitz@



Saad so close to making roster

Crawford solid in return

By MARK LAZERUS UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Brandon Saad took little solace in the fact that he essentially was the last man cut before Team USA announced its roster for next month’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It doesn’t matter if you’re the last cut, or cut early on,” Saad said after Thursday’s morning skate on Long Island. “Either way, it’s the same result: You didn’t make the team. Hopefully, next time.” The Blackhawks were flying to New York during the Winter Classic, and missed the postgame announcement of the U.S. roster. Saad got the bad news from his agent when they landed. According to ESPN. com, which was granted special access to the Team USA selection process over the past several months, Saad was in until pretty much the very last minute, when St. Louis’ T.J. Oshie and Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler passed him up. That means if there’s an injury between now and the Olympics, Saad or Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan – perhaps the most surprising name left off the team – could be the next man in. “He would certainly be in the conversation, yeah,” said Stan Bowman, Hawks general manager and a member of the selection committee. “He got a lot of attention coming down the stretch. I know he impressed a lot of people who didn’t know much about him until the first few months of the season. The way he’s played an all-around game, scoring and doing a little bit of everything, I think it’s attractive.” Bowman – who, according to the story, pushed for Saad by equating him to a young

Marian Hossa – was disappointed Saad didn’t make it, but added, “It’s a hard team to make.” Patrick Kane was the lone Hawks player to make the roster, with Saad and defenseman Nick Leddy, both of whom were invited to the orientation camp over the summer, left out. The 21-year-old Saad took the disappointment in stride, saying it could “fuel the fire a bit.” “Obviously, I want to make it this time around, but I’m still young and hopefully I’ll have more opportunities,” he said. Hossa, who expects to play for Slovakia in the Olympics, was surprised Saad didn’t make it. “The way Saader’s playing right now, he definitely deserved to be on the team,” Hossa said. “He’s playing unbelievable right now.” The rest of the Olympic rosters will be announced by Tuesday, and 11 more Hawks – a high number compared with most teams around the league – still very much are in the mix for their nation’s rosters. Selfishly, some teams might want to have fewer Olympians, so their players could use the nearly three-week Olympic break in February as a chance to heal and rest up for the playoff push. And Saad acknowledged that the time off could pay dividends in the spring. But Hawks coach Joel Quenneville was rooting for Saad and the rest of his players to make it. “I think that it’s a good experience for guys,” Quenneville said. “Playing against top guys in that type of a setting can make you a better player going forward. I hope they get a chance to fulfill their dreams and get a chance to win a medal and represent their countries.” Kane, meanwhile, will go it alone on Team USA in Sochi.

Hawks credit goalkeeper for earning point By MARK LAZERUS UNIONDALE, N.Y. – For a while there, Corey Crawford had to be wondering what happened to that energized, fundamentally sound, defensively responsible team that had been playing in front of Antti Raanta lately. Because the Blackhawks were a little sluggish, Next a little sloppy at New Jersey, and a little be6 p.m. today, hind halfway CSN, AM-720 through Thursday night’s game against the New York Islanders. “You’re not going to play your best game every single night,” Jonathan Toews said. “Maybe we can just chalk it up to one of those nights where we weren’t clicking, we didn’t have our legs going, we weren’t playing with as much speed and as much intensity.” With that in mind, the Hawks felt fortunate to salvage a point in a 3-2 overtime loss at Nassau Coliseum. And although it was the offense that erased a 2-0 deficit, it was Crawford who earned this point, looking good as ever – particularly in the third period – in his first appearance since suffering a groin injury Dec. 8 against Florida. Crawford finished with 31 saves, while New York’s Evgeni Nabokov made 37. “I had an eye on the puck, I was reading the play pretty good,” Crawford said. “And the times where I didn’t get a

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New York Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (front right) shoots a puck past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (center) as center Michal Handzus (back left) tries to deflect it during the second period of Thursday night’s game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Hawks lost, 3-2, in overtime. good read on it, I was able to just stretch out and react to it.” In the third period alone, Crawford stopped a Brock Nelson breakaway attempt then stuffed a bang-bang John Tavares one-timer on the doorstep to preserve the tie. His finest moment of the game came with two minutes left in regulation, when he robbed Kyle Okposo in the slot, swatting away an uncontested wrist shot. But Okposo got redemption in overtime, beating Crawford on a Tavares rebound. Even with the loss, the Hawks now have a point in eight straight games. Toews said the Hawks were

happy to get a point, given the way they played. “We gave up way too many high-quality chances where he had to make some sprawling saves to keep the puck out,” he said. “Late in the game, Crow definitely kept us in it.” The Islanders led 2-0 late in the second thanks to the sluggish Hawks and the stellar play of Nabokov. A poor Johnny Oduya pass led to Casey Cizikas’ breakaway goal in the first period, and a loose Crawford rebound allowed Thomas Vanek to score midway through the second. But Brent Seabrook onetimed a Kris Versteeg pass past Nabokov for a power-play

goal late in the second, and Ben Smith followed up Patrick Sharp and Toews in a goalmouth scrum to chip in the equalizer just 1:50 into the third. It was the 11th time in 42 games this season that the Islanders have blown a third-period lead, and allowed the Hawks to escape into the blizzard and head to New Jersey with their point streak still intact. “I thought we worked, but we didn’t work smart tonight,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “The positive out of the game was Corey’s play. He got us a point.”


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Noah leads Bulls to victory over Celtics The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Joakim Noah had 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 94-82 on Thursday night. Carlos Boozer added 16 points, Luol Deng 14, Taj Gibson 12, Mike Dunleavy 11 and Jimmy Butler 10 as the balanced Bulls snapped a two-game skid at home. They have two remaining on a four-game homestand. Noah had nine assists early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get another and fell just short of a triple-double. Butler missed a jumper with 8 seconds left, Noah’s last chance at reaching 10 assists. The Bulls (13-18) passed the Celtics (13-19) for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The top eight teams make the playoffs. Jordan Crawford led the Celtics, who have lost two straight, with 22 points. The Bulls had dropped six of seven home games to fall to 7-7 at the United Center this season. Worse, five of the six losses came against teams with losing records at the time of the game. That stretch began two days after the Bulls scored a 20-point home win against defending champion Miami. The Bulls also have a 16-point home win against Indiana, the club with the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls led 24-21 at the end of the first quarter and 48-45 at halftime. Except for a stretch early in the second quarter, the Bulls were able to hold onto the lead because they avoided the extended scoring droughts that have hampered them of late. Boozer led the way offensively with 14 first-half points, while Noah played the setup role with six first-half assists, including a nice lob to Gibson for an alley-oop dunk.

The Bulls were able to take a 70-62 edge into the fourth quarter thanks Next to two big plays in the vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m. final seconds Saturday, WGN, of the third AM-1000 quarter by Dunleavy, who blocked a shot by Kris Humphries and had a follow basket on the other end. Noah opened the scoring in the final period to give the Bulls their first double-digit lead at 72-62. Dunleavy scored the next five points to cap an 11-0 run for a 77-62 advantage with 10½ minutes to play and the Bulls were never seriously threatened after that. Celtics G Rajon Rondo, sidelined nearly a year since tearing his ACL, said before the game he is likely to play a stint in the D-League before returning. “I think that’s what it’s for,” he said. “I’d probably be the first guy to do that, but it doesn’t make a difference. I want to make sure I’m healthy and handle it the right way. I haven’t had a preseason. I haven’t had a training camp.” There is no timetable for Rondo’s return. ... The Bulls had a full complement of players – other than star G Derrick Rose, who is out for the season – for a second straight game after playing short-handed for virtually all of December. “The challenge is how quickly we can adapt to the moving parts,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “It solidifies the groupings. Your bench is intact, your starters are intact and now you can get a rhythm into what plays you’re running with each unit. AP photo I think that’s a big plus. The games keep coming, so you have Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah applauds his teammates during the second half against the Boston Celtics Thursday at the United Center. The Bulls won, 94-82. to find different ways to win.”


Ex-Bulls assistant returns to United Center with Celtics By JOE COWLEY CHICAGO – As much as the Bulls’ front office would like to forget any talk concerning former assistant coach Ron Adams, it once again was front and center Thursday. Now an assistant to Boston rookie coach Brad Stevens, Adams returned to the United Center for the first time since general manager Gar Forman made the surprising decision not to renew Adams’ contract this summer. The Bulls’ loss was Boston’s

gain, specifically for Stevens, who was coming over from a successful stint with Butler University. “When I hired him, he kind of characterized himself as my ‘editor,’ and I thought that was a really good phrase,” Stevens said of Adams. “What would work, what wouldn’t work, ‘Yeah, why not try this? This might work,’ and so, it’s been great to have him around. “He’s one of those guys in coaching where he’s been doing it a long time. He’s got so many experiences and he’s only doing it to help us all grow, and get better, both staff and players.”

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau actually met Stevens through Adams a few years ago, with Stevens coming for several visits to Chicago to talk shop with the NBA coaching staff. “I think Brad has really studied the pro game for a long time,” Thibodeau said. “I know he came by a few times to visit with Ron when Ron was here, and obviously his record speaks for itself at the college level. “I think he understand leadership, understands communication, he understand how to teach. And that’s what coaching is.”

College try: Thibodeau spent some time coaching at Salem State and Harvard from 1981 to 1989, but the idea of someday returning to coach in college? No thanks. “A big part of college is obviously the recruiting,” Thibodeau said. “I think you build a network of contacts and coaches over a period of time that you use to help get the players you want. I’ve been out of that so long now I think it would be difficult to go back because of AP file photo not having that contact. Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches from the sideline in “I love the NBA game be- the first quarter of a game against the Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 31 at the cause it’s all basketball.”



Nuggets suspend Miller for 2 games The ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER – Facing his first predicament as a head coach, Brian Shaw suspended one of his players and sat down the rest of the Denver Nuggets for a lengthy chat Thursday. He hopes his message got through and possibly serves as a turning point in the season. The Nuggets are trying to snap out of an eight-game slump, their longest in nearly a decade. “Didn’t anticipate for [the meeting] to last as long as it did, but however long it needs to take to flush every- Andre Miller thing out and figure out what’s going on with our team, we decided to take that time today,” Shaw said. “It’s been a long morning after a long night of watching the game over and just playing everything back in your

mind and trying to find a solution for where we are.” One of the biggest moves of the day was Denver suspending veteran point guard Andre Miller for two games for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Miller was upset after not playing in a 114-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. It was the first “Did not play – coach’s decision” of Miller’s 15-year career. Asked how his meeting with Miller went, Shaw said he hasn’t talked to him yet. Shaw didn’t elaborate on why Miller was suspended but there were reports that Miller voiced his displeasure with Shaw over his lack of playing time. “It just came to a boiling point. We made a decision and we’re moving forward,” Shaw said. Miller’s suspension begins Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies. He also will not travel for a game Sunday in

Los Angeles against the Lakers. “We will have a conversation before he comes back with the team,” Shaw said. “That’ll happen when it happens.”

Cavs’ Irving out with knee injury: At Cleveland, Kyrie Irving wanted to play in all 82 games this season. Now the Cleveland Cavaliers hope he will only miss one. The All-Star point guard sat out for the first game of the season Thursday night, missing the Cavaliers’ game against Orlando because of a bruised left knee. Irving, averaging a team-leading 22.2 points, was injured in the third quarter Tuesday in a 91-76 loss at Indiana.

Anthony back for Knicks: At San Antonio, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is playing against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the past three games with a sprained left ankle.

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SECTION C Friday, January 3, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

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Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday.

‘Words of Blessing’ Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year By FRANCES D’EMILIO The Associated Press


ATICAN CITY – Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers. “We are all children of one heavenly father. We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,” Francis said, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, jammed with tens of thousands of faithful, tourists and Romans. “This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and take care of one another,” the pope said.

Setting aside his prepared text for a moment, he expressed impatience with violence in the world. “What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity?” Francis asked. “It’s time to stop.” He told the crowd this reflection was inspired by a letter he received from a man – “maybe one of you” – who lamented that there are “so many tragedies and wars in the world.” “I, too, believe that it will be good for us to stop ourselves in this path of violence and search for peace,” Francis said. In his remarks to the often-applauding crowd, he also expressed hope that “the gospel of brotherhood speak to every conscience and knock down the walls that impede enemies from recognizing that they are brothers.” Earlier, during his homily at New Year’s Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis spoke of humanity’s

journey in the year unfolding and invoked what he said were “words of blessing,” explaining that they are “strength, courage and hope.” “Not an illusory hope,” he added, “based on frail human promises, or a naive hope which presumes that the future will be better simply because it is the future.” In his first year as pope, Francis has charted a path for what he calls a “poor” church attentive to the needy. While offering new year’s wishes to the crowd in the square, Francis pressed his campaign on behalf of the downtrodden. “We are also called to see the violence and injustices present in so many parts of the world, and which cannot leave us indifferent and immobile,” Francis said. “There is the need for the commitment of all to build a society that is truly more just and united.” Hearing “the cry of peace from peoples who are oppressed by war and by violence,” Francis prayed

that “the courage of dialogue and reconciliation prevail over the temptation for vendetta, arrogance, corruption.” The Catholic church dedicates Jan. 1 to the promotion of world peace, and St. Peter’s Square, just as the pope appeared, marked the end of a peace march by thousands of people. The marchers included Lula Teclehaimanut from Eritrea. “The pope is truly our hope, not just for the Eritrean population but for the whole world, I believe,” she said, recalling Francis’ call for refugees to be welcomed and treated humanely. The refugees who risk their lives to flee to Europe, many of them by boat, include some from her homeland. Among the many national flags waved by the peace marchers was that of Syria, with several Syrians among the participants expressing hope that peace reaches their country.


Page C2 • Friday, January 3, 2014 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastor: Dan Wynard The message: “The Noisy Night” Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 Sunday school; 11 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: Pastor Daniel Wynard will begin a Bible Study,”Walking with Jesus,” each Monday at 7 p.m. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “God” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

a.m. Sunday coffee fellowship; CrossWalk activities 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 Wednesday; confirmation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. youth group First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 10:20 a.m. children and youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7:30 a.m. weekday Bible study; TBA Sunday Bible study Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 hillcrestcovenantchurchdekalb@ Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school

Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: Jan. 5 is Can Recycling Drop Off Sunday. Church Council/Elders will be installed Sunday at the end of early service and the beginning of late service. All those who will be serving in 2014 are encouraged to attend both installations.

DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school

New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m.

First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school

Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily

First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

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

First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: James Parker The message: “We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday through Friday Highlight of the week: Monthly food drive this weekend. Items needed are cereal, canned soup, pasta, jelly,

Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon

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

baby food, disposable diapers and paper products. Checks written to St. Vincent’s Food Pantry can be placed in the collection basket. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Leonardo Oliveira Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastor: Blake Richter Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Sunday school

SYCAMORE Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Sunday at Sycamore High Rise; 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore; 5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor, Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Pine Acres Alzheimer Unit, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial House, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road 815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday

Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson Worship Schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Fellowship Baptist 2425 Bethany Road 815-517-1569 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. 815-895-3116 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 425 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Sacrament meeting; 10:20 a.m. Sunday school; 11:10 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Pastor: Martha Brunell The message: “Vulnerable and Wise,” with reading from Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school for children and adults Highlight of the Week: This is Epiphany Sunday. Communion will be celebrated – all are welcome to the Lord’s table. North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday; 9:20 a.m. adult Bible classes; St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; and 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Holy Days St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “The Word and Sacraments are for us the great Epiphany of God’s Grace and Mercy.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Help keep the Salem Food Pantry stocked by donating money, food and personal care products. Celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord by bringing

Daily Chronicle / new children’s clothing for Hope Haven to this weekend’s worship services. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Interim Pastor: Art Aviles Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: GaHyung Kim, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; Noon new member class (lunch included) Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Brian Gilbert Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Melissa Meyers Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (NALC) (Kirkland) 510 W. South St. 815-522-3886 Pastor: Carl L. M. Rasmussen Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s sermon First Evangelical Lutheran (Lee) 240 W. Hardanger Gate 815-824-2356 Interim Pastor: Chris Heller Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. fellowship time First United Methodist (Hinckley) 801 N. Sycamore St. 815-286-7102 Pastor: Laura Crites Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school First United Methodist (Kirkland) 300 W. South St. 815-522-3546 Pastor: Kyeong-Ah Woo Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school Hope Anglican Church (Elburn) Meeting at Community Congregational, 100 E. Shannon St. 630-802-4424 Pastor: David Kletzing Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Sunday Holy Communion, nursery Immanuel Lutheran (Hinckley) 12760 Lee Road 262-825-7501 Pastor: Christopher Navurskis Worship schedule: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Bible study; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Saturday Kingston United Methodist 121 E. First St. 815-784-2010 Pastor: Jackie Wills Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. youth group and Upper Room Bible study; 10:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. prayer circle; 6:30 p.m. Gospel of John Bible study Highlight of the week: Communion is served on the first and third Sundays. All are welcome to the table. Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. 815-825-2118 Pastor: Noah Panlilio Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC

Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Company’s Coming” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Communion will be celebrated. The table is open to all. St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “The Epiphany Of The Lord” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Eucharistic adoration 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Public is welcome. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Hyerncherl Paul Lee Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “The Visit of the Wise Men” Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Newsletter deadline is Sunday.

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8BRIEFS Salem Lutheran hosts grief support group Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore offers a Sunday afternoon Grief Group from 3 to 4:30 p.m. through January. Sunday afternoons and holiday times are often painful reminders of loss, whether grief is recent or continuing. All are welcome for mutual encouragement and support. The Grief Group will meet in Salem’s Chapel Lounge, upper east wing, at 1145 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. Participants may come and go from the group; come when you can. Parking is available in the front circle drive. Salem is handicapped-accessible. Leaders available for questions include Phyllis at 815-895-3650, Carole at 915-899-6166 or Judy at 815-756-4205.

Kingston church monthly supper is Saturday The Kingston United Methodist Church monthly supper will be Saturday. Seating times are 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Held usually on the first Saturday of the month at the church, 121 W. First St., the suppers include dessert. Donations are $9 for adults and

Friday, January 3, 2014 • Page C3 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb will hold a familyfriendly service at 6 p.m. Monday to celebrate Epiphany.

$4 for children. Carry-out meals and gift certificates are available. This month, the meat will be pork roast.

Women invited to ‘Unlock the Treasure’ Waterman Women of the Word will begin its second semester on Thursday with a new 11-week study of the Gospel of Mark at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman. Through Mark, the group will follow the ministry of Christ as Servant, meeting the needs of those around Him and correlating them with their own. There will be both a morning edition from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and an evening edition from 6:45 to 9 p.m., which include small-group interaction and large-group worship and teaching. There is a children’s preschool program for the morning session only. Women from area communities and churches are invited. Study fee is $15 and Lesson One should be completed before the first class. Stipends are available. For more information or to register by phone, contact Sue at 815-2643979 or

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St. Paul’s to celebrate Epiphany St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeKalb will celebrate Epiphany with a family-friendly service at 6 p.m. Monday. Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival of the wise men – the three kings – from the East to visit the Christ child. This celebration

begins a season of looking for where The Light of Christ is manifested in our lives and in the world. The service will be followed by a feast in the parish hall. Kings cake will be served for dessert, and there will be a piñata for the children, too.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. All Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion and the church is handicap accessible. For more information, call the church at 815-756-4888 or visit www.

Nurses and family bond online as Iranian dies in the U.S. home to watch what was unfolding in Michigan. “We cried a lot,” her sister said. “We prayed in Persian, Arabic and English. The nurses told us Sanaz had brain damage – her brain was dead.” At one point, Grutt, the nurse, was asked to stroke Nezami’s head and kiss her forehead. “They wanted us to do things for Sanaz that they would have done,” Grutt said. “They said, ‘Let her know we love her. We’re here.’ I felt completely comfortable.” Nezami died on Dec. 9, but her critical organs – heart,

By ED WHITE The Associated Press A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient’s forehead. More than 6,000 miles away, Sanaz Nezami’s family in Iran watched the simple act over a laptop computer and wept. Nezami, a vibrant 27-yearold woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags in a remote area of the United States, a victim of a fatal beating by her new husband, according to police. Nezami’s time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can be marked in days. Her impact, however, will last much longer. Technology allowed family in Iran to watch her final hours and build an emotional bond with nurses whose compassion for a stranger from an unfamiliar culture gave great comfort to shocked, grieving relatives a world away. The family’s faith in the staff led to consent for an extraordinary donation: Nezami’s heart, lungs and other life-saving organs were transplanted to seven people in the U.S., a remarkable gift that occurs in less than 1 percent of all cases. “We wanted God to perform a miracle and bring Sanaz back to life,” her sister, Sara Nezami, said in a phone interview from Tehran. “But this is a miracle. Sanaz gave her life in order to give life.” A nurse who took care of Sanaz (pronounced SAH’na) Nezami said her brief stay, especially the high-tech way of communicating with family, was “eye-opening” for staff at Marquette General Hospital. “The family was willing to trust us to know she wasn’t coming back,” Kim Grutt said. Nezami’s arrival in Michigan was part of a personal odyssey that took her from Iran to Turkey to the U.S. in just months. In August, she married Nima Nassiri in Turkey and lived with him temporarily in the Los Angeles area, where he was born and raised. Her sister said the two met over the Internet. Nezami, a native of Tehran, had a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s in French translation. She wanted a doctorate degree in

prayers over the casket while about 20 people, mostly nurses and others who cared for her, watched. Jarvis, an Episcopal priest, said he pledged to Nezami’s father that “as long as I draw breath and live in this city, your daughter will never be alone.” “I’ve never seen anyone so quickly adopted by so many,” Jarvis said. “Considering our season right now, this was an incredible gift by Sanaz, but also a gift from the community as well. It’s realizing the goodness of humanity and what people can do in a real cynical time.”

lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and small intestine – could be used by others. With the family’s consent, they were removed and transplanted to seven people in five states. No other details were released. “The family was very clear. They want Americans to know Sanaz loved America,” said Wendy Mardak of UW-Organ and Tissue Donation in Madison, Wis., a regional organ donation agency. Nezami was buried Dec. 18 in Marquette’s Park Cemetery. As a light snow fell, the hospital’s chaplain, the Rev. Leon Jarvis, read Muslim

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This recent but undated photo, provided by Sara Nezami, shows Sanaz Nezami. Sanaz Nazami, a vibrant 27-year-old native of Tehran, Iran, who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags in a remote area of the United States, a victim of a fatal beating by her new husband in early December, according to police. With the family’s consent, her critical organs were removed on Dec. 12 and 13 and transplanted to seven people in five states. environmental engineering and settled on Michigan Tech in Houghton, about 550 miles northwest of Detroit. The newlyweds drove their Toyota from California and found a rental home in November in Dollar Bay, a small town near campus. Nezami was familiar with cold winters in Iran, but folks in her new community still liked to remind her about what to expect on the Keweenaw Peninsula in northern Michigan’s Lake Superior. “The bank clerk told her the snow will fall until April,” her sister said. Nezami planned to take her first classes after the holidays. Meanwhile, she stayed in touch with family through email, text message and video. On Dec. 7, she asked her sister to proofread some English-to-Persian translation she was doing on the side. “I was shocked,” Sara Nezami said. “Sanaz was a very precise girl, but she omitted some lines. I asked, ‘Are you OK?’ She told me there was no problem.” The next day Sanaz Nezami was rushed to a hospital with severe head injuries and was transferred 100 miles to Marquette General. Police believe she was assaulted by her husband, who has been charged with second-degree murder. His attorney, David Gemignani, declined to com-

ment. “Her brain was so swollen and so damaged, there was no longer any blood flow,” explained Gail Brandly, who supervises nurses at Marquette General. There were other problems, too. No one knew anything about Nezami, so Brandly ran her name through Google. Suddenly, the stranger who couldn’t speak for herself was coming alive through a resume posted online. Nezami was fluent in French, English and Persian. She volunteered to cook for charities. As a teen, she wrote for youth newspapers and magazines and won first place in a 2001 literature competition with an essay on “friendships and the differences between us.” After about 24 hours, the hospital reached relatives in Iran. Immediate travel to the U.S. was impractical due to visa requirements, so a laptop was set up so the family could see Nezami on life support and talk to nurses and doctors over Yahoo Messenger. “It isn’t something we’ve done in the past. It’s not every day we’re dealing with family members so far-flung,” said Dave Edwards, spokesman for the hospital. In Tehran, relatives drifted in and out of the living room at Nezami’s father’s

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Tight lips can keep tongues from wagging Dear Abby: I am a 27-yearold mom who has always been overweight. I have tried all sorts of diets and programs, and have lost a few pounds and then gained it all back and more. My boss has offered to pay for me to have weight loss surgery. It is something I have always wanted, but could never afford. My boss told me she knows the struggle I have had and the frustration I have experienced. My family is behind me and supports my decision to have it done. My concern is that once others in my office learn it was paid for by the boss, I’ll be treated differently. I’m concerned about possible catty comments. They are gossips, and I hate being

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips the center of attention in situations like that. The truth is bound to come out, so how can I comment on the gift I’ve been given? – So Grateful in Texas Dear So Grateful: You have a generous and empathetic boss who obviously cares about you. Unless one of you reveals that she paid for your surgery, “the truth” is NOT bound to come out. How your operation is paid for is nobody’s business. Dear Abby: My father recently told me his girlfriend

is pregnant with twins. She is in her 40s and he is in his 50s. She already has two kids who are quite a handful. They both have low-paying jobs and I don’t think they can handle two more children. My father now is asking me to move in with him to help out. Because of their financial state and their ages, I’m afraid this is a huge risk. If I tell him what my concerns are, I am sure he’ll think I’m heartless and stop talking to me. I don’t know what to do. Dad might not even be around to see those kids graduate from high school. What can I do? – Troubled Son in Colorado Dear Troubled Son: Unless you’re willing to give up your freedom I don’t recommend

doing what your father is proposing. He should not expect you to assume child care or financial responsibility because his birth control method failed. That privilege rightfully belongs to him and his girlfriend. Tell your father you sympathize with his dilemma, but the answer is no. Dear Abby: I read your column on the nights that I work, and I was wondering if you have had days when you just wanted to tell someone who has written to you to “suck it up and deal with it.” I am generally a nice person and would help the most helpless cases as best I could, but I know that I have days when I have been snarky. I was wondering how you deal with

those days. – Feeling Snarky Tonight in Vermont Dear Feeling Snarky: I write my column from an office away from my home. Because of that, it’s easier to leave distractions (or “problems”) on the other side of the door when I enter. I’m here to help people, not to make anyone feel worse. If for some reason I felt I was unable to do that, I would either go for a long walk or postpone writing for another day.

• 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Low-tech solution gets results for nosebleeds Dear Dr. K: My son suffers from occasional nosebleeds. What’s the best way to stop a nosebleed? Dear Reader: Many people suffer from nosebleeds. I tend to get them this time of year when the air is cold and dry, as it irritates the normally warm, moist surfaces inside the nose. Most nosebleeds occur when a blood vessel in the nose’s soft cartilage leaks. If your son is like most people, his nosebleeds probably stop quickly. Sometimes, though, if the nosebleed is more severe, he may need medical attention. A recent research study looked at treatment options

ical studies of nosebleed treatments. She tells me that a low-tech option • a good, strong pinch in the right place • will often do the trick. Specifically, she recommends the following technique to for serious nosebleeds. It treat a nosebleed at home: found that simpler and gen• Nod your head forward. tler options work just as well as more invasive efforts. They This prevents the flow of also have fewer negative side blood from going down the back of your throat. effects and cost less. • Place your thumb on one More invasive options side of your nose and your include using electricity or heat to burn a bleeding blood forefinger on the other side, up near the bridge. Slowvessel, surgery to tie off the ly slide them down to the bleeding blood vessel, or sudden “drop-off” where the injecting a plug of material bones give way to cartilage. into the artery to block its • Pinch your thumb and flow. forefinger together, and hold. My colleague Dr. Mary • Pinch with enough Pickett at Harvard Medical pressure to press both sides of School has reviewed med-

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your nose firmly against the septum – the cartilage in the middle of your nose. The tissue on either side of the nose puts pressure on the bleeding blood vessel, which is usually on the septum. • If the bleeding slows or stops, you are pinching in the right place. If not, start over, and pinch lower or higher. • Hold the pinch for a minimum of five minutes before you release. You may need to repeat this again for another five-minute session. You can watch a video of my Harvard Medical School colleague Dr. Howard LeWine demonstrating this technique on my website. One final thought, prompted by a patient I saw not long

ago. The patient was in his mid-40s and had never had nosebleeds in the past. But he had suffered from three of them in the past week, and they didn’t always stop with the technique I’ve just recommended. I diagnosed a blood condition (low platelets) that, fortunately, was treated and cured. This is rare, and blood tests are rarely necessary in people with nosebleeds. But even common problems can sometimes have more serious causes.

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

The money would go to help others in trouble Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 and have stopped smoking. I haven’t had a cigarette in over a week, and I won’t ever smoke again. That’s a promise I made to myself, and I will keep it. I’m a very strongwilled guy. I still have nine full packs of cigarettes, and my uncle offered me $25 for them, but I hate to contribute to his nicotine habit. I had intended to destroy the cigarettes so they wouldn’t bring harm to anyone else. Your opinion will be appreciated. – Kenny, St. Paul, Minn. Kenny: First of all, congratulations for being smokefree! It wasn’t easy, but it

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace was a very good decision. One option is to destroy the cigarettes, and there is symbolic value in doing so. Another option – since your uncle would get his cigarettes anyway – is to give him the nine packs and give the $25 to the American Cancer Society. That way, the money would go to the cause of helping others who are addicted to cigarettes and who are eager to eliminate the powerful nicotine habit forever.

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Success can be yours if you’re willing to go the distance. Don’t let anyone stand in your way. Devote your energy to your own pursuits, and plan carefully. Stay focused. Your courage and integrity will be admired. Do whatever is necessary. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Today will be busy and demanding. Stay focused on what needs to be done. It’s best to try to compromise in order to keep the peace. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Don’t be deceived by rumors; someone may be trying to manipulate you. Use your own judgment and avoid risk-takers. Don’t make any promises without getting all of the facts first. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Take some time to be alone. Leave your work for tomorrow. This is a good day to muse about the past and the future. You’ll feel better prepared to make changes after you’ve had a break. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Keep pace with the go-getters. You are too busy to make time for people with no direction. Do what’s best for you and make friends with those who inspire you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – It’s a good day to find ways to pick up new skills and knowledge. You’ll get ahead if you continue to solidify your assets. Seek out stimulation. Don’t settle for dull conversation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Get a checkup if you have been having health concerns. This is not the day to let things slide. Follow through with your goals to give yourself a greater sense of purpose. Make time to rejuvenate. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – You may want to check up on someone. Your intervention may not be welcome, but it will be helpful. Deep conversations will lead to new ideas that will be useful in the future. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Maintain a skeptical attitude. Insincerity from your acquaintances is likely to lead you astray. You’d do better to focus on your professional life instead of personal concerns if you wish to make headway. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – It’s time to take care of unfinished business. Let go of projects that have no legs, and instead focus on those with promise. Your decisions will give you momentum. Allow your ambition to grow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – To avoid conflict, you should maintain an impartial point of view. If you are critical, you will meet with resistance. Let others do as they may. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Close listening will be beneficial. Your observations will provide insights that will change your path. If you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you’ll feel fortunate. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – It’s time to enjoy friends and thought-provoking entertainment. Consider a change of residence. Keep your eyes and ears open to new possibilities.

Dr. Wallace: I live with my mother and father. My dad is a good man and works hard to support my mother and me, but he finds it very difficult because my mother has evolved from a social drinker into a full-blown alcoholic. She doesn’t get drunk every day, but she drinks every day and it causes my dad and me a lot of concern. She admits that she is addicted to alcohol, but tells us she can’t control herself and knows she will be addicted until the day she dies. I keep telling her that she can be cured if she would find help, but she says she is beyond help. Isn’t it possible for Mom to go to some sort


of hospital where she can be cured of drinking? Dad and I would do anything to get Mom back to what she once was. – Nameless, Elkhart, Ind. Nameless: There is no “cure” for alcoholism, but your mother can join millions of Americans living an alcohol-free life as a recovering alcoholic. One of the best self-help organizations to keep an ex-drinker free from alcohol is Alcoholics Anonymous. But nothing will help Mom until she wants that help. Do all in your power to get Mom to become part of this group. I would recommend that you become a member of

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Alateen, a group that helps teens cope with parents and friends whose lives are affected by alcohol. Find the local group in your telephone book. Best of luck to you and your family. Your story is heartbreaking, and I hope Mom listens to you and finds the courage to break free from her addiction.

• Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at


Try to paint the wrong picture One of the arts of defense is painting the wrong picture of a deal for declarer. He thinks the cards lie one way when they actually lie differently. The International Bridge Press Association Gidwani Family Trust Defense of the Year award was won by Fredrik Nystrom from Sweden. The journalist prize went to Micke Melander from Sweden. The deal occurred during the 2012 World Mind Sports Games (formerly World Team Olympiad) final in Lille, France. (These were held too late to be considered for that year’s awards.) A natural auction led to South’s playing in four hearts. West led his third-highest club. The contract did not look too testing. South, expecting to lose at most two hearts and one diamond, won with dummy’s club ace (East dropped the queen, promising the jack as well) and played a trump to his king. West took his ace and returned a low club. Declarer ruffed away East’s jack and continued with the heart jack. What did Nystrom (East) do after winning with his queen? South, Cezary Balicki from Poland, the world’s 14thranked player, needed to get to his hand to draw East’s last trump. We can see that he could have done that in diamonds. However, East cashed his diamond ace, then led his spade nine. To declarer, it looked as though East had begun with a singleton diamond ace. South, thinking that he had to enter his hand by ruffing the third round of spades, won with dummy’s spade queen and tried to cash the spade ace. East’s ruff was a considerable shock.


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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

pr 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, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.)

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Candidate needs to be familiar with social media, mobile, and office including Power Point. Strong presentation and communication skills are a must. Ideal candidate will have a proven track record in digital advertising or a related field. The candidate must be hands-on and resourceful: they will be able to execute programs and generate revenue growth by utilizing existing resources.

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

ing. NOW THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU, the said above defendants, file your answer to the Complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the Office of the Clerk of this Court in DeKalb County at 133 W. State St., Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before January 27, 2014, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Circuit Clerk Johnson, Blumberg, & Associates, LLC 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1125 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Ph. 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 JB&A # IL 12 3910 I580136 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.)

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

of a certain Mortgage upon the premises commonly known as: 949 Constance Lane Unit E, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before January 21, 2014, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-23486 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I580247

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS OneWest Bank, FSB PLAINTIFF Vs. Lois E. Andersen; Lois E. Andersen as Trustee of the Lois E. Andersen Revocable Trust dated October 20, 1997; Unknown Beneficiaries of the Lois E. Andersen Revocable Trust dated October 20, 1997; United States of America - Department of Housing and Urban Development; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00387 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Beneficiaries of the Lois E. Andersen Revocable Trust dated October 20, 1997 Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to-wit: LOTS SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK TWO (2) IN S. STEPHENS ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF GENOA, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 205 W. 1st Street, Genoa, IL 60135 and which said Mortgage was made by: Lois E. Andersen as Trustee of the Lois E. Andersen Revocable Trust dated October 20, 1997 the Mortgagor(s), to GSF Mortgage Corporation, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2005025724; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 20, 27, 2013 & January 3, 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: 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.

Friday, January 3, 2014 • Page C7 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, December 27, 2013, January 3 & 10, 2014.)

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

(7 ) validity of the Will. 4. Letters of office were issued on December 30th, 2013 to Keith D. Snyder, 448 Edward St. DeKalb, IL 60115 as Independent Representative, whose attorney for the estate is Gary W. Cordes of KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A, Sycamore, IL 60178 and whose telephone number is (815) 748-0380. 5. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under Section 28-4 (755 ILCS 5/28-4) of the Probate Act any interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk of the court.

pe qu g his/her name be changed from KIRK BRIAN KROTKY to KIRK BRIAN HARRISON pursuant to the statute in such case made and provided. Any persons interested in said request for change of name may appear at said time and place, if they so desire. Kirk Brian Krotky 507 E. Taylor St., Apt. 409 DeKalb, IL 60115 (Published in the Daily Chronicle December 20, 27, 2013 & January 3, 2014.)


6. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court at 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, with the representative, or both, on or before June 10th, 2014. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it had been filed.

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(Published in the Daily Chronicle, January 3, 10 & 17, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF: KIRK BRIAN KROTKY FOR CHANGE OF NAME PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that on February 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178 in the courtroom occupied by the presiding judge, Kirk Brian Krotky will file his/her petition requesting that

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Property Address 1605 Grange Rd 432 N Fourth St 937 Scott Ave 3438 Kane Rd 3438 Kane Rd 1163 Golf Ct 25096 Henderson Rd 2117 Fairland Dr Bastian Rd & Somonauk Rd 2716 Greenwood Acres Dr 302 S Sandra St 213 West DeKalb Dr 601 Tyler St 3923 River Ridge Ln 492 S Peace Rd 193 E Meadow Dr 30706 Five Points Rd 2431 Meadow Creek Dr 1255 Wood Cliff Ct 340 N Elm St 950 Tall Grass Ct 940 Scott Dr 53 W Auburndale Ave 957 Arvle Cr Poplar Rd State Rt 23 623 S 3rd St 213 Hickory Ln 150 Buena Vista Dr 12174 Ellwood Greens Rd 420 Anjali Ct 983 Kelly Ln 1105 Commercial St 1006 Bayberry Ct 817 S Wells St 801 Aspen Way 1105 Thurlby Rd 1591 Sunflower Dr 5 Junior Dr 86 S Somonauk Rd 550 Rees St 32320 White St 233 Alden Dr 930 Albert Ave Pt S 1/2 Sw Sec 14, Pt Nw Sec 23 All 38-5 112 E Apache Ave Pt S 1/2 Sw Sec 14, Pt Nw Sec 23 All 38-5 1236 State St 417 S 6th St 10340 State Rt 64 13449 S 1st St 27689 Gerry Ln 1713 Seaman Ave 552 Kendall Ln 1749 Brock Cr 803 Willow St 11579 Deerpath Rd 815 Colby Ct 14 Primrose Ln

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City SALE PRICE DeKalb $189,900.00 DeKalb $91,300.00 Sycamore $205,000.00 Leland $482,254.88 Leland $482,254.88 DeKalb $142,000.00 Sycamore $387,500.00 Sycamore $125,000.00 Squaw Grove$2,922,447.00 DeKalb $175,000.00 Kingston $150,000.00 Maple Park $92,000.00 Genoa $110,500.00 Sandwich $262,500.00 Sycamore $79,900.00 Cortland $145,000.00 Kingston $190,000.00 Sycamore $95,000.00 Sandwich $184,000.00 Waterman $112,000.00 Somonauk $360,000.00 Sycamore $145,000.00 Cortland $130,000.00 Sycamore $108,000.00 Marengo $904,633.00 Marengo $874,905.00 DeKalb $124,000.00 Kirkland $12,000.00 DeKalb $226,500.00 Genoa $221,000.00 Sycamore $88,000.00 Sycamore $99,000.00 Sycamore $65,000.00 Sandwich $187,950.00 Sandwich $385,172.00 Genoa $155,000.00 Kingston $230,000.00 DeKalb $95,200.00 Sandwich $184,000.00 Cortland $24,000.00 Hinckley $165,900.00 Kirkland $10,000.00 Sycamore $287,000.00 Sycamore $47,500.00 Hinckley $1,537,239.00

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Dekalb Dekalb Sycamore Waterman Sycamore Dekalb Dekalb Sycamore Kirkland Sycamore Dekalb Sycamore

$103,500.00 $120,000.00 $230,000.00 $285,000.00 $345,000.00 $80,000.00 $89,000.00 $169,000.00 $115,000.00 $252,000.00 $69,000.00 $215,000.00