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Deadly storms sweep across state At least five people dead amid widespread damage By DAVID MERCER and DON BABWIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Illinois took the brunt of the fury as the string of unusually powerful late-season tornadoes tore across the state, injuring dozens and even prompting officials at Chicago’s Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game. “The whole neighborhood’s gone. The wall of my fireplace is all that is left of my house,” said Michael Perdun, speaking by cellphone from the hardhit central Illinois town of Washington, where he said his neighborhood was wiped out in a matter of seconds.

“I stepped outside and I heard it coming. My daughter was already in the basement, so I ran downstairs and grabbed her, crouched in the laundry room and all of a sudden I could see daylight up the stairway and my house was gone.” An elderly man and his sister were killed when a tornado hit their home in the rural southern Illinois community of New Minden, said coroner Mark Styninger. A third person died in Washington, while two others perished in Massac County in the far southern part of the state, said Patti Thompson of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. She did not provide details. With communications difficult and many roads impassable, it remained unclear how many people were killed or hurt. The Illinois National Guard said it had dispatched 10 firefighters and three vehicles to Washington to assist with immediate search and re-

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Pat Whitaker, 82, sits under a blanket in her nightgown outside her home waiting for help to come Sunday in Gifford. covery operations. In Washington, a rural community of 16,000, whole blocks of houses were erased from the landscape, and Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce said the tornado cut a path from one end of town to the other, knocking down power lines, rupturing gas lines and ripping off roofs.

An auto parts store with several people inside was reduced to a pile of bricks, metal and rebar; a battered car, its windshield impaled by a piece of lumber, was flung alongside it. Despite the devastation, all the employees managed to crawl out of the rubble unhurt, Pierce said. “I went over there immediately af-

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ter the tornado, walking through the neighborhoods, and I couldn’t even tell what street I was on,” Washington Alderman Tyler Gee told WLS-TV. “Just completely flattened – some of the neighborhoods here in town, hundreds of homes.” Among those who lost everything was Curt Zehr, who described the speed with which the tornado turned his farmhouse outside Washington into a mass of rubble scattered over hundreds of yards. His truck was sent flying and landed on an uprooted tree. “They heard the siren... and saw [the tornado] right there and got into the basement,” he said of his wife and adult son who were home at the time. Then, seconds later, when they looked out from their hiding place the house was gone and “the sun was out and right on top of them.” At OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, spokeswoman Amy Paul said 37 patients had been treated, eight with injuries ranging from broken bones to head injuries. Another hospital, Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, treated more than a dozen, but officials there said none of them were seriously injured.

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Minor damage in DeKalb County By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com

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The Hernandez sisters (from left), Gloria, a toddler, Beatriz, 7, and Carla, 10, play together recently in their family’s home in Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park in Sycamore. The residents of the community will be forced to relocate in the coming year and some families, like the Hernandezes, are hoping to keep their children in their current schools. Both Carla, a fifth-grader, and Beatriz, a second-grader, attend North Grove Elementary School in Sycamore. Gloria is too young to attend school. The sisters also have a brother and a sister attending Sycamore High School.

Relocation of students from mobile home park draws closer By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com

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YCAMORE – Carla Hernandez doesn’t want to leave her friends and teachers at North Grove Elementary School. Hernandez, 10, is a fifth-grader but lives at Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park in Sycamore with her four siblings and her parents. The mobile home park has experienced two floods requiring federal assistance since 2007, so county officials are using a $4.2 million federal grant to relocate the park residents, buy the park and return it to open space.

It could mean Hernandez and about 100 other children living in the 129-unit park have to change schools or districts next fall if their parents can’t find affordable housing nearby. Residents without school-age children are expected to start moving next year, and the property will be acquired from the owner by the end of 2014. “I have more friends here that would be hard to make elsewhere,” Hernandez said. County officials are not planning to relocate families with school-age children until the current school year ends, said Paul Miller, county planning, zoning and building director. The county will make every effort to find them adequate housing

close to where they live but residents are not obligated to take what county officials offer them, he said. Meanwhile, Sycamore school district staff and and faculty will assist the students and their families. District Superintendent Kathy Countryman said there will be no disruptions of the student’s education. “We are staying the course because we feel that we have a good plan for the students in the district,” she said. “Even with the possibility of them leaving the district we are not doing anything different with regard to their academic learning.”

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DeKALB – DeKalb County was spared the tornadoes that left a path a devastation from Peoria to the south Chicago suburbs Sunday, but strong winds downed trees and power lines here. By 4 p.m. Sunday, the storms with wind gusts between 50 and 80 mph had subsided, Northern Illinois University Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said. “There are telephone poles blown over on Route 23 just south of Gurler Road,” Sebenste said. “The poles are not broken, but they’re pushed almost to the ground.” About 14,000 customers in DeKalb County lost power Sunday, with about 9,800 customers remaining without power by 4:30 p.m., ComEd spokesman Paul Callighan said. The outages could be lengthy in areas where poles were damaged or upended, Callighan said. The hardest hit areas were DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa and Sandwich. “If you do see a wire that is down, don’t go near it but call ComEd to report it,” Callighan said, adding customers should call 800-334-7661. Much of the damage was caused by microbursts, which are strong currents that crash down toward earth and spread in all directions after being cooled by rain high in the sky. In Genoa, siding had been ripped from a house and several trees were felled on the golf course, Sebenste said. Authorities closed South Fourth Street between Colonial Drive and Ball Avenue on Sunday because of downed power lines. “There were a couple of areas of weak rotation, but no tornadoes were seen or confirmed in the county,” Sebenste said. After Sunday night, county residents shouldn’t see any more rain until late this week, he said. “We could get hit with another significant system late in the week,” Sebenste said, “but that’s still several days away.”

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Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Free blood pressure clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. www.kishhospital. org/programs; 815-748-8962. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Winter coats are available October to February. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 1 p.m. at DeKalb Adult Day Center, 126 S. Fourth St. Contact: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Rockford, 815-484-1300. DeKalb Daytime HEA: 1:30 p.m. at a member’s home. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting location and other information, call Urla at 815-7581509. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. All are welcome. New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb. 815-756-7706. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess. com or visit www.DeKalbChess. com. DeKalb Rotary Club: 6 p.m. at Ellwood House Museum. 815-7565677. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society directors: 6 p.m. at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, 622 Park Ave. in Genoa. Members and guests are welcome. Directors meeting followed by a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www.firstumc.net. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. New members welcome. Contact: Rick Tonozzi, club president, at 815-756-6550. www.dekalbeveninglions.info/. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb Festival Chorus: 7 to 9 p.m. rehearsals in Room 171, Northern Illinois University Music Building in DeKalb. dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Adults can schedule an audition; festivalchorus@gmail.com or 630-453-8006. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting, United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815-758-3800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost for these men-only events is $4 for food and conversation, along with bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Women with Cancer Network: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Women with Cancer Network is an opportunity for women with similar experiences to give and receive support, and share information. Participants can learn from each other, meet new people, have discussions, and listen to presentations. The group is free and no registration required. Visit www.kishhospital.org/ programs or call 815-748-2958.

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Fuz Mathey is owner of Mark’s Machine Shop Inc., 416 N. Main St. in Sycamore. By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com Fuz Mathey has a first name, but it’s doubtful many people know what it is. Francis, he hesitates to say. Known to most simply as Fuz, the owner of Mark’s Machine Shop Inc., 416 N. Main St. in Sycamore, said he grew up across the street from the white cinderblock building, and can’t imagine retiring from the work he’s done since he was a teen. Mathey took a few minutes to talk about his business with Daily Chronicle reporter Debbie Behrends. Behrends: When did you start working at Mark’s Machine Shop? Mathey: I grew up just across the

street and started working here when I was in high school in the [directed occupations] program in 1961. I bought the business from Mark Worthwine in 1972 and never changed the name. Behrends: What exactly do you machine here? Mathey: The name “machine shop” is really misleading. We used to do machining, but we don’t do any of that now. We’ve gone from general repairs to also selling truck equipment – dump trucks, snow plows, stuff like that. Behrends: In what other ways has the business changed since you’ve been working here? Mathey: We have a lot more customers. Annual sales are probably five to six times what they used to be. We have

eight employees, including me, but my son [Eric] is taking over. Behrends: Does that mean you’re planning to retire? Mathey: No, I enjoy being here. I enjoy what I do. I would go nuts if I retired. We have a lot of good customers. [Eric] will just have the headache of running the business. Behrends: Are you involved in any community organizations? Mathey: I think we’re still a member of the Sycamore Chamber. Behrends: With businesses moving around, what has kept you in Sycamore all these years? Mathey: I grew up here. My four kids and my eight grandkids are here. This is a good community.

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Kingston Township Park District: 7 p.m. at 305 E. Railroad St. Maple Park Village Committee of the Whole: 7 p.m. at the Maple Park Civic Center, 302 Willow St. Sandwich School District: 7 p.m. in the Sandwich Middle School Library, 600 Wells St. Waterman Planning Commission: 7 p.m. at Waterman Village Hall, 215 W. Adams St.

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THURSDAY County Highway Department Open House In Recognition of the 100th Year Anniversary of the County Highway System: Noon to 3 p.m. at County Highway Department, 1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb. Maple Park Village Planning Committee: 7 p.m. at the Maple Park Civic Center, 302 Willow St. Sycamore Park District Special Study Session: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Park District Clubhouse, 940 E. State St., in Sycamore.

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8STATE BRIEF Authorities investigate man’s death in hit-and-run GURNEE – Police in the northern Illinois community of Gurnee are investigating what appears to be a hit-and-run accident that left a 31-year-old local man dead. Sgt. Brian Smith says the body of Timothy Fleming was found at 3:45 a.m. Saturday lying next to his injured dog near the southbound entrance to U.S. Route 41 from Washington Street. He said Sunday morning that since the body was discovered, police have not received a single call but he said the department was holding out hope that someone might come forward. He says it appears Fleming may have been chasing his dog when he was struck. He did not know the condition of the dog. – Wire report


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Uniting for typhoon relief Fundraiser to help the Philippines By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Filipinos in the DeKalb area are banding together to raise funds to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The storm hit the east coast of the Philippines on Nov. 8 and left thousands of people dead and thousands more homeless, displaced and without food. The Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Sunday to 3,974. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands. Ging Smith, former employee of Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University, said the Filipino-American Association of Northern Illinois wants to raise $10,000 for immediate aid. “This is an unprecedented calamity,” Smith said. “We are saddened by the hardships and we want to do all that we can do to help.” The fundraiser will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb, she said. About 200 simple Filipino meals such as egg rolls, noodles and leche flan will be offered and people are welcome to make any donation they can, she said. The tax-deductible donations will be given to the American Red Cross and earmarked for disaster relief. People also can send a check payable to the American Red Cross to Evelina Jose Cichy, 2944 Country Club Lane, DeKalb. She said people should write the check for Philippine relief. Smith said she’s been reaching out to area churches to publicize the fundraiser and she knows the Rockford Diocese plans to dedicate its resources to support the relief efforts.

If you go What: Fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Nov. 24 Where: Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb For more information: Contact Evelina Cichy at 815-756-8372. Cichy, former vice president of instruction at Kishwaukee College, said the DeKalb County Community Foundation, NIU and Kishwaukee College are providing support of their own. “It just so overwhelming and comforting to our Filipino group to see the concern,” she said. Cichy said she’s seen an outpouring of assistance from other countries, but it’s not clear how many people are dead or what other places in the Philippines are hit. She said she doesn’t feel as if she has the full picture and the news is hard to deal with. “It’s hard and heartbreaking to see that and watch the news and listen to people,” she said. Smith said thankfully other nations are providing help, such as Israel, Spain and Indonesia. Hopefully this means things might get better, she said. • The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Madrigals perform at Glidden Homestead By ALEXANDRA ZIOLKO

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news@dailychronilce .com DeKALB – The Sycamore High School Madrigals left a lasting impression while Sunday performing at the Glidden Homestead Welcome Center. Beginning the upcoming holiday season, the group sang some holiday favorites, such as “Deck the Halls” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The Madrigals, all seniors, sang holiday classics, like “Foom Foom Foom” and “Riu Riu Chiu” and gave the audience a sneak preview of their upcoming December performances. The Madrigals also sang different love songs, one of them being “Now is the Month of May.” It was Mary Flaherty’s favorite to perform. “We got to mix a lot of dif-

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The Sycamore High School Madrigals, including Lauren Brazeau (front right), Mary Flaherty (second from front right) and Ian Lovell (back right) sing “Deck the Halls” on Sunday at the ferent parts,” she said, “and it was really interesting to hear everything come together.” Flaherty is a soprano for the Madrigals. Ian Lovell, a tenor , said his favorite song to perform is “Carol of the Bells” because “it is a lot of fun to be able to sing with all the

harmonies working together, and making the different melodies for it.” This song was a crowd favorite, finishing the performance. The group has been practicing since September, and is preparing for its 40th annual Madrigal Dinners on Dec. 13 and 14.

What is your favorite local holiday tradition? Vote online at Daily-Chronicle.com. The Madrigals took a tour of the Glidden House after their performance. This was the last day of the Glidden Homestead’s tour season, so it was featuring demonstrations at the blacksmith shop, and informing visitors about barbed wire industries for the 200th anniversary of Joseph Glidden’s birth.

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Hiawatha FFA member Bart Hall shows a toy International Harvester tractor being sold Saturday by auctioneer Todd Wills of Monroe Center at the chapter’s 76th annual grain show and auction. More than 100 people attended the event, with dinner served by the local FFA alumni chapter, and the auction.

FFA auction draws more than 100 bidders By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com KIRKLAND – “The faster you bid and the more you bid, the faster we get out of here,” auctioneer Todd Wills told the 112 bidders Saturday night at the 76th annual Hiawatha FFA Grain Show and Auction. “I hope you brought a lot of money,” he added to laughter from the crowd. Wills said he has volunteered to call the auction for the past six years. Wills has a history with FFA, serving as the president of the Stillman Valley chapter in 1978. Although chapter mem-

bers didn’t have a set dollar amount they hoped to raise, chapter vice president Betsy Jo Koehnke said, “We’re happy with whatever we get.” Since this is adviser Joshua Dodge’s first year at Hiawatha, he said he relied on the upperclassmen to provide some historical background. “The kids said the turnout tonight is about the same as it has been in the past,” Dodge said. With 112 bidders on hand, Dodge said members collected a wide variety of merchandise. Offerings included everything from gift certificates for food and merchandise to

farm toys, tools and bags of seed corn. “This is a good turnout. We thought we had less to sell, but it all came together at the end,” said chapter President Dylan Hauck. Many of the bidders were FFA alumni, including Wayne Fruit, who judged the arts and crafts, and baking competitions in the afternoon. “My father was a charter member of the chapter and I was a member from 1960 to ’64. And both of my sons were members,” Fruit said. Even though the organization has changed a great deal, Fruit said it’s still a great organiza-

tion. “Back in the ‘60s, we had a lot of livestock projects. We each got a gilt [a young female pig] and had to return two gilts as payment,” Fruit said. “It’s a whole new thing now, but I still enjoy working with the kids. I help out whenever I can,” Fruit said. Phil Montgomery, a 2000 Hiawatha graduate and president of the alumni association, said it’s important to support the students. “A lot of it comes down to logistics. We’re able to support the chapter with fundraisers,” Montgomery said.

Some students nervous about relocation efforts • MOVE Continued from page A1 Because many of the students and their families speak Spanish, the district’s English Language Learners staff will also assist them with questions or concerns about the relocation efforts. Countryman said it’s important students are academically prepared by the end of the school year if they do end up leaving the district. About half of the Evergreen Village students attend North Grove Elementary School, while most of the others go to Sycamore High School or Sycamore Middle School. Ryan Janisch, North Grove Elementary School principal, said some students are nervous about how the relocation efforts will affect them. Teachers are helping any student who seems troubled or distracted. He said it’s important teachers and staff continue to deliver the same education the students have always had.

VIRGIL – LaVerne Haug, 86, of Virgil, Ill., passed away peacefully, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Lincolnshire Place, in Sycamore. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Iris Haug; three children, Joe (Karen) Haug of Corpus Christi, Texas, James (Mary Beth) Haug of Pittsburgh, and Amber Jorgensen of Sycamore; six grandchildren, Dennis, Glenna, Sara, Adam, Luke and Iris; three great-grandchildren, Carson, Ethan and Landon; one sister, Carol Schulz; one sister-in-law, Joan Haug; many nieces, nephews and a family of farming friends far and wide. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret Haug; one sister, Virginia Haug; and two brothers, Donald Haug and Eugene Haug. A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. Private family burial will follow cremation at a later date. A memorial has been established in his name to benefit LaVerne’s favorite charities. Checks can be made to the “LaVerne Haug Memorial,” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes also can be forwarded to the same address or at www. conleycare.com where his full life story can be read. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

RICHARD A. SANDERSON Born: Sept. 7, 1926, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Nov. 16, 2013, in DeKalb DeKALB – Richard Sanderson, 87, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Lee, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at DeKalb Area Retirement Center Oakcrest, DeKalb. Born Sept. 7, 1926, the son of Raymond A. and Ruth L. (Olson) Sanderson, Richard married Evelyn I. Gaeke on, April 30, 1955, in Oak Park. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and Army National

Guard, having served during the Korean conflict. Richard was a farmer for more than 50 years. He was a lifelong member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee and member of Prime Timers, DeKalb County Farm Bureau of which he was a board member. He enjoyed aviation, bowling, woodworking, cards, travel and he was the neighborhood “cookie monster.” He is survived by his wife, Lynn; five daughters, Debra (Jack) Dale of Santee, Calif., Cheryl (Mike) Bentley of Abilene, Texas, Pam (Doug) Darrow of Oxford, Iowa, Diana (Dirk) Gunderson of West Chicago, Beth (Darrell) Johnson of Sycamore; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Courtney. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth Sanderson; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Emma Gaeke; brother, Donald Sanderson and his wife Evelyn; son-in-law, Gordon Wade; brother-in-law, Tom Courtney; nephews, Kevin, David, and Craig Courtney; brother-in-law, Charles Gaeke; and brother and sister-inlaw Marvin and Arlene Gaeke. The funeral service will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 19 Perry Road, Lee, with the Rev. Craig E. Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Stewart, with full military honors by the DeKalb County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, until the time of services at noon at Calvary Lutheran Church, Lee In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Richard A. Sanderson Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Sycamore store windows come to life on Friday Kick off the holiday season in downtown Sycamore as NB&T presents the third annual Moonlight Madness on Friday. Stroll downtown and experience one-of-a-kind holiday shopping. Storefront windows will come alive as local arts, theater and dance groups perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Live holiday displays will be featured in the windows of Sweet Earth Jewelry and Gifts, Stomp Shoes, The Confectionary, Shop in Style, Riccardi’s Red Hots, Paulsen’s Appliance, Sycamore Antiques, Jane Fargo Hotel,

Christian Connection, Allstate Insurance, D&D Jewelry, Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Made Just For You Gifts and NB&T. The living window displays will be provided by such local arts organizations as the Sycamore Performing Arts Academy, Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore High School Orchestra and Drama Club and Northern Illinois Dance Center. The stores also will feature moonlight deals to help shoppers support local businesses and beat the Black Friday crowds. For more information, visit www.discoversycamore.com.

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Local arts, theater and dance groups will provide living holiday vignettes in the windows of downtown shops during Discover Sycamore’s Moonlight Madness event on Friday.

Merchant sales and events spark holiday mood The Merchants of Downtown Sycamore will hold the Jingle the Bells Jubilee this weekend. Activities and specials throughout the downtown area will help to ring in the holiday mood. The Sycamore State Theatre will offer free showings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Strolling musicians will play holiday tunes from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. All weekend, the Midwest Museum of Natural History will offer buy-one-get-onefree museum admission, including its display of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Art Attack School of Art will sponsor an art show and sale, where a number of artists will be present to demonstrate or talk about their work. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., children can create a picture with included frame for $5 and adults can make a Pinterest-inspired “Give Thanks” plaque for $20. No registration is required. Sweet Earth Jewelry and Gifts will offer classes in making a bracelet and earrings using Swarovski crystals; visit www.sweetearthjewelry.com/classes for information on registration and fees. Made Just for You will have free samples

of holiday dip mixes and warm spiced cider, plus door prizes and free gift wrapping of in-store purchases. Prairie on State will offer a taste of its holiday wines, including the 2013 Nouveau Release. Many merchants also will offer discounts and door prizes. Sales are planned at The Garden Market, Sycamore Antiques, The Christian Connection, D&D Jewelers, The Clock Shoppe, and Sweet Earth. Riccardi’s Red Hot, Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Paulsen’s Appliance and Stomp Shoes also plan to participate in the weekend of events.

Turn your trash into holiday treasures this season at one of the Green Lens Environmental Film Festival’s three upcycling craft parties at Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Everyone is invited to make-and-take crafts at these fun, educational workshops that show participants how to repurpose everyday items into great gifts and keepsakes. All of the workshops will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The first workshop, “Boxes to Brooches,” will be held Tuesday. Learn to turn boring cardboard into brooches, barrettes, bracelets and more. The second workshop, “Keeping the ‘T’ in Christmas,” will teach participants how to turn old T-shirts into yarn, scarves, blankets, even new outfits. Bring your old shirts. It will be held Dec. 3. The final workshop, “Ornamentation Celebration,” will be held Dec. 10. Learn to make new ornaments out of old books and photos and how to give new life to used holiday trimmings. Bring copies of favorite photos. “I’m excited to see what everyone makes out of their old household items,” Green Lens intern Chelsey Fulbright said in a news release. “This is going to be a great way to show people that they don’t always have to throw things away. With a little creativity and some hot glue, you can give new life to secondhand items.” The cost to attend an upcycling craft party is $10 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Green-themed drink specials will be available. Donations support the Green Lens Film Festival, a community festival that hosts green-themed film screenings and community events to show people small changes they can make to help the environment. Green Lens 2014 will be held Feb. 24 through 27.

8BRIEFS Auction event supports senior programs Family Service Agency Senior Services of DeKalb County will present its first pie auction fundraiser on from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. The night of food, drinks and entertainment will be emceed by local radio host TD Ryan. The live auction, courtesy of Almburg Auctioneering Service, will feature pies donated by local celebrities and businesses. There also will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets cost $25 prior to the event and $30 at the door. All funds raised will go directly toward Family Service Agency Senior Services of DeKalb County. FSA’s Senior Services goal is to keep seniors independent and in their homes. All of the programs offered are therapeutic and are designed to promote physical, mental and social fitness. Senior Services operates five senior centers throughout DeKalb County. All programs are at no charge to those served. For tickets or sponsorship information, visit www. fsadekalbcounty.org or call 815758-8616.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Barb City Manor Barb City Manor Retirement Home will host Thanksgiving dinner at noon Nov. 28 at 680 Haish Blvd., DeKalb. Community members, as well as family and friends, are invited to join the residents of Barb City Manor for a homecooked Thanksgiving dinner. The Thanksgiving menu will consist of fresh roast turkey with dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh baked squash, Waldorf salad, dinner roll and beverage. Dessert will

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Libraries offer Food for Fines program The Food for Fines program will again be offered at the Somonauk and Sandwich libraries. The Somonauk library will accept nonperishable canned and boxed food donations in exchange for fines through Dec. 12. Bring in canned or boxed items to the Patron Services desk to receive $1 off in fines. Limit of 10 items for $10. Food will be donated to local food pantries in Somonauk and Sandwich. The Sandwich Public Library will accept donations of nonperishable food in exchange for fines on overdue materials through Dec. 16. Each item is worth $1 off of overdue fines, up to $15. This does not apply to long overdue/fees to other libraries, missing or damaged material or collection fees. Donations are welcome even if you do not have any fines; all donations benefit the Sandwich Lions Franklin Mall Project. Food items must not have expired labels.

Dates set for G-K Christmas Craft Walk The 39th annual Genoa-Kingston Christmas Craft Walk will be held Dec. 5 through 7. More than 100 crafters will have items on sale at nine locations. Maps will be available at downtown businesses and all Genoa Main Street locations. For information, visit www. genoamainstreet.com, call

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Integrated Health sets Pamper Me Friday Pamper Me Friday is an event where all women in the community are invited to come for a night of shopping and pampering from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sycamore Integrated Health, 920 W. Prairie Dr., Suite J, Sycamore. A number of vendors will have booths, including 31 Bags, Origami Owl, Jamberry, Rodan and Fields, Scentsy, Simply Tasteful, Mary Kay and more. Goody baskets will be raffled off and appetizers and beverages will be served. There also will be free chair massages, a hair stylist and an eyebrow arch specialist.

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VAC schedules holiday closings Voluntary Action Center will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving holiday meals will again be sponsored by Hearing Help Express. The menu will feature traditional turkey and pumpkin pie. All services at Voluntary Action Center will resume on Dec. 2.

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

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Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-7488962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/ programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www. valleywest.org. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Food Drive: Daily until Thanksgiving at Sycamore Integrated Health, 920 W Prairie Dr., Sycamore. Collecting nonperishables for Feed’em Soup. Bring in a donation to be eligible to schedule a free consultation, exam and x-rays. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society: 6 p.m. at Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Museum, 622 Park Ave. in Genoa, followed by the general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 815-7845559. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. DeKalb Evening Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. at Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Highway. Contact: dekalblionsclub@gmail.com or

call Erica Kelley at 815-758-6706. For men and women interested in improving their community. Visit us on Facebook. Crime Fiction Book Club – “Busman’s Honeymoon” by Dorothy L. Sayers: 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For more information, call 815-7569568, ext. 390. kristineo@dkpl.org. Fair City Quilters: 7 p.m. at The Federated Church, 403 N. Main St., Sandwich. Guests are welcome; their $3 nonmember fee can be applied to membership. Quilters of all experience levels welcome. Contact: Louise at 815-498-9675. Mickey Mouse Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. Affordable Care Act – What are you healthcare options?: 9 a.m. to noon at DeKalb IL workNet, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Call Danita Sims at 815-901-0177, ext. 225. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Personal Placemat Craft: 10 a.m. today, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Those who register will receive homework assistance. Sign up in advance at dkpl.org, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. Muslim Journeys Book Discussion – “Acts of Faith,” by Eboo Patel: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak

St. Scholar Orayb Najjar, professor of journalism from Northern Illinois University’s department of Communication, will guide discussion. For information, call 815-756-9568, ext. 280. stever@dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. Wednesday Master Networkers Chapter, Sycamore Business Network International: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. Offers an opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact: Jon Bockman, president, at 815-793-1832. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Learn to Manage Your Money: 11 a.m. at DeKalb IL workNet, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. There will be pizza and giveaways. For registration, call Danita Sims at 815901-0177, ext. 225. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis. org. Contact: Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Party: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Join other area Whovians for a chance to share your love of Doctor Who. Free snacks and costume contest. The winner with the best Doctor Who related costume will win a gift card to Barnes and Noble. This event is for adults and mature teens and tweens. Kirkland Historical Society

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Annual Meeting: 7 p.m. at Quiram-Kirkland Chapel, 309 Fifth St. Pat Brennan will talk about “Kirkland Sheep and Stock Yards.” A recent donation of World War II uniforms and keepsakes belonging to Evelyn and Edward Geary will be displayed. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. www. sycamorepumpkinfestival.com. All Sycamore Pumpkin Festival planning meetings are open to the public. Attendees should use the Somonauk Street entrance. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Thursday Bilingual Story Time: 10 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For children ages 0 to 5. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. DeKalb Area Christian Women’s Connection: Noon at Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St., Sycamore. Special feature is chocolate and more chocolate with Todd from The Confectionary. Speaker Vicki Scherer will present “You can plan your future, but you can’t predict it.” Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are encouraged – call Muriel Horton at 815-762-5513. Scrap Guild of Northern Illinois: 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Sycamore Public Library’s large meeting room for open scrapping time. For more information visit, www.scrapguildillinois.com or send email to scrapguild@yahoo. com. Sycamore Music Boosters: 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sycamore High School Library. The current newsletter, concert schedules and music information can be obtained by visiting www.sycamoremusicboosters.com. Computer Class – Internet Intro: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist

Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb. For information, email Mark Pietrowski Jr. at markpietrowski@ gmail.com, call 815-762-2054 or visit www.dekalbcountydemocrats.org. Movie Showing - “The Hunger Games”: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. Mothers & More Program Night: 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at American National Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. For more information or to RSVP, email mothersandmoredekalbcounty@ gmail.com or visit www.mothersandmore.org/chapters/DeKalbCounty. Skiers get-together: 7 p.m. at Twin Tavern in DeKalb. Several ski trips are planned by members. For information or an invitation to a DeKalb Ski Club meeting, call Nancy Higdon at 815-895-3247. DeKalb Music Boosters: 7 to 8 p.m. in the DeKalb High School Band Room. http://moss.dist428. org/schools/dhs/InstructionalDepartments/Music/boosters/Pages/ MusicBoosters.aspx. Friday Game Days: During library hours today and Saturday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Board and card games will be available. Email theresaw@dkpl.org, or call 815-7569568, ext. 250. Bunco!: 12:15 p.m. in the senior lounge at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost to play is $1. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630-

365-6315. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. Nooks and Crannies – The Library Tour: 6:30 in adult services department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Come to a special after-hours library tour. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email dkplref@dkpl.org. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center. Saturday Friends of the DeKalb Public Library Book Sale: During library hours through Nov. 30 in the lower level hallway at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 260, or email friends@dkpl.org. American Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Genoa Kingston Fire Protection District, 317 E. Railroad St., in Genoa. www.RedCrossBlood.org or 800-RED CROSS. North Central Illinois Wild Rose Chapter of Women on Wheels: 9 a.m. at Papa G’s restaurant in Elburn, with a group ride after the meeting. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. All women motorcycle riders are welcome. Prospective members can attend three events before joining. www.nciwildroses.com. Contact: Gigi Beaird at 815-766-1206 or gbeaird@niu.edu. Sunday Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban. org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-9865403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815-756-4308 or email gary_billings@usc.salvationarmy.org. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. Feed’em Soup Community Project Free Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are

free to anyone in need. People wishing to volunteer can visit www.FeedEmSoup.org and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@ FeedemSoup.org. Free public community meal: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cortland Lions Den at Cortland Community Park, 70 S. Llanos St., hosted by Cortland United Methodist Church. Special games, crafts and activities also will be provided. For those who would like to stay, participants will close the evening with a short, informal worship service beginning at 7 p.m.

VAC Community Dinners: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Voluntary Action Center lunch site, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. Meal will be Thanksgiving Dinner: roast turkey with gravy and stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, and pecan pie with whipped cream. The free, public dinners are served by volunteers and new sponsors are always welcome – call Nancy Hicks at 815-758-1678 to volunteer; call the main VAC office at 815758-3932 to sponsor a meal. Transportation available through TransVac-815-758-6641. Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat Fish Fry Buffet: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway,

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Job seekers can network with others, compare notes, learn about job resources and work on their résumés and cover letters. The library provides books and computers to help with job searches. The support group organizers also arrange for speakers to address a variety of topics to aid in job searching. Funding for the JCSG is provided by a grant from the Sycamore Charities. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. firstumc.net. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb.

Women with Cancer Network: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at KishHealth System Cancer Center. Women with Cancer Network is an opportunity for women with similar experiences to give and receive support, and share information. Participants can learn from each other, meet new people, have discussions, and listen to presentations. The group is free and no registration required. Visit www. kishhospital.org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers: 1 p.m. at DeKalb Adult Day Center, 126 S. Fourth St. Contact: Keely at 815-7584286. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Compassionate Healing Grief Support: 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the auxiliary room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-562-2181, ext. 2684. Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815-7843480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Grief Education and Support: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Homebound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road, Sycamore. Meeting will include a dinner and dessert. 815-793-2815 Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann

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

DeKalb. Cost is $10 for adults plus tax, $6 for children plus tax. Buffet includes: cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, French fries, coleslaw and salad bar. Dine-in only, sorry no carryouts. 815-758-4141. Country Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb. The public is welcome at an all-you-can-eat full breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns and biscuits and gravy. Donation is $7. NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-824-2228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m.

to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships. Monthly Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Sycamore Vet’s Club, 121 S. California St., Sycamore. Open to the public. Menu includes omelets, eggs to order, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, toast, juice, coffee and milk. $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit www.dekalbalanoclub.com. p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 210 W. Garfield St. 800-452-7990; Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighclub.com. dekalbalanoclub.com. in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore United Church of Christ, 615 N. First Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoSandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. club.com. 815-964-5959. at Fox Valley Community Center, Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Saturday 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Overeaters Anonymous WalkA Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. dekalbalanoclub.com. and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 The Federated Church, 612 W. State Thursday N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; St. in Sycamore. www.oa.org; ConSafe Passage Domestic Violence www.dekalbalanoclub.com. tact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. support group: 815-756-5228; Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at www.safepassagedv.org. Federated Church, 612 W. State St., St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. dekalbalanoclub.com. dekalbalanoclub.com. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor Cancer Support Group: 10 to St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital dekalbalanoclub.com. dekalbalanoclub.com. Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more Friday Learning to Live Al-Anon group: about cancer from fellow patients, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: caregivers and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment at this 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ Communi- Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb; llc904@hotmail.com. ty Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, free, drop-in group. www.kishhospiNarcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 DeKalb. This 12-step recovery tal.org/programs; 815-748-2958. a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 program is for Internet addiction. Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1 to N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. Contact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. 2 p.m. at Fox Valley Older Adult SerPass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at vices, 1486 Suydam Road, Sandwich. org; 815-964-5959. DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor Free adult day service foryour loved Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. one while you are in the meeting. Cortland United Methodist Church, dekalbalanoclub.com. 815-786-9404. 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 com. E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; p.m. meeting at Sycamore United AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb 815-895-4618. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452dekalbalanoclub.com. St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. 7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 dekalbalanoclub.com. Sunday p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Courage, Attitude, Resources, Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. Encouragement support group: 6 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoto 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb County Hosat DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. club.com. pice, 2727 Sycamore Road. People Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at facing cancer or another serious www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. illness and their loved ones can join Steps And Traditions AA(C): CARE, a Kishwaukee Hospital support Main St., Sandwich. 800-452-7990; 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, www.dekalbalanoclub.com. group. 815-756-1521, ext. 3566. Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. County Line Group Big Book La Leche League of DeKalb dekalbalanoclub.com. AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. Industries store Community Room, p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalano1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; club.com. All breast-feeding moms can share www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. encouragement and support. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Contact: Dawn, 815-517-1067; www. Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; lllusa.org/IL/WebDeKalbIL.html. Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at There is a Solution AA(C): 8 dekalbalanoclub.com. Waterman United Methodist Church,


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Storm caused two-hour delay at Soldier Field • WEATHER Continued from page A1 Steve Brewer, Methodist Medical Center’s chief operating officer, said doctors and other medical professionals were setting up a temporary emergency care center to treat the injured before transporting them to hospitals, while others were dispatched to search through the rubble for survivors. By nightfall, Pierce said there were reports of looting in Washington. About 90 minutes after the tornado destroyed homes in Washington, the storm darkened downtown Chicago. As the rain and high winds slammed into the area, officials at Soldier Field evacuated the stands and ordered the Bears and Baltimore Ravens off the field. Fans were allowed back to their seats shortly after 2 p.m., and the game resumed after about a two-hour delay. Earlier, the Office of Emer-

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8ANOTHER VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Ethanol remains better than oil

Could this be the last farm bill? Many conservatives want farm bills to stop coupling food stamps to agricultural subsidies. They see the linkage as an unsavory deal between urban Democrats and rural Republicans to waste the people’s money. But not all conservatives are principled conservatives. Principled conservatives oppose the farm subsidies as a monstrous example of corporate welfare. The other kind thinks it can strip spending from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program while preserving the farm rip-offs. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin offers an example of the latter. “Farm-state lawmakers should no longer assent to the crass legislative tactic of combining farm policy and food stamps,” he writes for National Review Online. “Instead of greasing the skids, the rapid growth in the use of food stamps is actually a major factor holding up the five-year reauthorization of agriculture programs.” A more realistic view of the politics involved comes from an agricultural bankers conference in Minneapolis. “If we succeed in taking food and nutrition programs out of the farm bill, this is the last farm bill,” Kansas State University economist Barry Flinchbaugh told Hoosier Ag Today. The notion that a giant wave of support for slashing food stamps is crashing across the land may be a wee bit off politically. And the idea that the public approves of taxpayer handouts overwhelmingly geared toward the rich – including such renowned agriculturalists as Microsoft co-founder

the premium cost. “Every problem conservatives complain about in food stamps is even worse in crop insurance,” Olsen writes. Let’s talk about food stamps. It is true that the program has grown four-fold since Paul Allen and investment company chief- 2000. This reflects a weak economy for lowtain Charles Schwab, both billionaires – wage workers but also long-term structural well, what can you say? change in the nature of jobs. That’s a fancy Flinchbaugh lays out the simple math: way of saying high-paying manual jobs are “There’s 400 urban districts in the House, going away. The working poor are getting 35 rural. This isn’t rocket science. Who poorer, and there are more of them. needs who?” The politics stink, and so Do food stamps encourage dependency? do the aesthetics. Compassionate conserThe vast majority of the beneficiaries are vatives are appalled by the food stamp in families with children or are elderly or cuts, especially after lawmakers actually disabled. Many have lost their jobs, but fattened the farm payouts – and at a time of more than half who can work do work. fabulous crop prices. That includes families with children. “The conservative war on food stamps Is there fraud in the food stamps prois the most baffling political move of the gram? Yes, there is. Go after the cheats. year,” writes Henry Olsen of the Ethics & But there’s fraud in every program, inPublic Policy Center. “What gives? And cluding the farm program. In North Caroliwhy are conservatives overlooking a far na alone, U.S. agents uncovered a criminal more egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars ring working a crop insurance scam. The in the farm bill?” participants were tobacco farmers, insurBoth the House and Senate versions ance agents and claims adjusters. The cost would phase out direct payments to farmto U.S. taxpayers: almost $100 million. ers. But they would increase subsidies for Here you have people defrauding a federally subsidized crop insurance. Calling the crop insurance program “ob- program that already legalizes a taxpayer rip-off. Yes, let’s split the food stamps and scene,” Olsen notes: “There’s no income limit for this subsidy: The vast majority of the farm program. this taxpayer money goes to farmers who • Froma Harrop is a member of the make in excess of $250,000 a year.” Private Providence Journal editorial board. She companies selling this insurance enjoy a can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com. largely risk-free investment because the government pays them about 20 percent of Follow her on Twitter @FromaHarrop.

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Don’t count on Congress to restock pantries By MELINDA HENNEBERGER The Washington Post Hey, Congressman, can you spare a can of beans for the kids whose food stamps you cut? No? The second-floor lobby of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington would seem a promising place to hold a Thanksgiving food drive for the Capital Area Food Bank. After all, both House Republicans and Senate Democrats have plans to reduce food-stamp funding over the next 10 years, but the House Republicans want to cut $36 billion more. They talk about replacing government aid with compassionate conservatism, helping people toward independence, charity that’s private. That giving is so private, at least on this one morning in this setting, that just one Republican sent over food during the public showing of generosity. Two aides from the office of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia added a couple of bags of canned goods to a cluster of boxes in a corner of the white marble lobby that overlooks the Capitol across the street. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., carried his macaroni-and-cheese and applesauce in himself, in a recyclable Safeway bag, unlike that plastic-bag-user Rep. David Price, D-N.C. One after another, the lawmakers who came stood under the bust of rabid populist and 17-year House Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas, and said how bad the need is – and how much worse it’s going to get. Nearly a quarter of District of Columbia residents receive food vouchers good for about $1.40 a meal. Those using food stamps in America already have less this month than they did last month. When

those $5 billion in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program cuts went into effect Nov. 1, the district’s 144,000 recipients weren’t even notified so they could plan, according to Brian Banks of the Capital Area Food Bank, which serves about 37.5 million meals a year. Democrats and Republicans working in conference to pass a farm bill aren’t arguing over whether but how much more to cut. The upbeat organizers of the Capitol Hill food collection – the Hoops for Youth Foundation, the American League of Lobbyists and Columbia Books – definitely weren’t trying to make a partisan point, or embarrass those lawmakers who gave new meaning to the phrase “from the mouths of babes.” Former congressman Jack Quinn, R-N.Y., who co-founded Hoops for Youth, and Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., did help the group get permission to use the Rayburn lobby, said Pax Wade of the Hoops for Youth Foundation. Still, it was not a bipartisan event. “Kevin McCarthy [R-Calif.] was going to come,” said Paul A. Miller of Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, chairman of Hoops for Youth. But McCarthy didn’t, so it fell to Democrats to make clear that Democrats aren’t doing all they should to end hunger, either. “We’re all to blame” for hunger in “the richest country in the history of the world,” began Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., who chairs the 60-member House Hunger Caucus, 11 of whom are Republicans. But he sees food stamps as part of the solution, whereas Republicans see it as the problem. “What’s angered me,” McGovern said – and he did seem angry – “is we don’t even

agree on the facts; SNAP is one of the most efficiently run programs in the federal government. The majority of people on it are children, the disabled or senior citizens,” and most of the rest “are already working.” Yet the Republican focus is imposing new work requirements on SNAP recipients. Fifteen companies – mostly law and lobbying firms – had been collecting food since the end of October and met their goal of 2,500 pounds of food that they said was inside a truck parked outside. Next year, organizers said near the end of the drive, they might apply for a waiver from congressional ethics rules that would let them put collection boxes right in the members’ offices. The rule against doing that is intended to avoid even the appearance of quid pro quo, though lawmakers are not at a high risk of feeling beholden to anti-poverty nonprofits. For hungry Americans, the best-case scenario for the farm bill, McGovern says, “is a ‘do no harm’ response.” Across town just a few minutes later, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was using that same phrase in a different context, at an anti-poverty event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. “We should at least pledge to do no more harm,” Lee said. Which to him means cutting the safety net that too many are trapped in, and instead connecting “underprivileged families to new opportunities in the free market and civil society.” Like the safety net of churches. Every one of which, according to Bread for the World’s David Beckmann, would have to come up with an extra $15,000 every year for the next 10 years just to meet current need. And that’s an awful lot of boxes to fill with instant mashed potatoes and enchilada sauce.

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Stories last week by The Associated Press detailed the environmental damage of the corn-based renewable fuel ethanol. Few fuel sources can claim to be the answer to America’s quest for an energy source. Even nuclear energy, with its ultra-low fossil fuel footprint, has serious drawbacks. Hydro destroys wildlife habitat and sometimes requires entire towns to move. Wind energy is intermittent, and solar energy, while getting better, lacks the capacity the world seeks. And it’s a universally accepted fact that coal and oil have had much more serious environmental damage than ethanol, wind, nuclear and solar combined, and let’s not forget the human toll from oil-related wars. Clearly, the green solution to energy problems remains out there. There must be some leeway, some slack, for growing pains. Ethanol is on the right track. University studies show it releases fewer greenhouse gases than the conventional means of making gasoline. And those studies are describing the entire production life cycle, not merely what comes out of the exhaust pipes. What’s more, much of the gasoline used in the Midwest comes from the Alberta Tar Sands. Gasoline from oil sands produces three times as many greenhouse gases as conventional oil. It makes ethanol look far cleaner than gasoline, by comparison – a comparison the AP failed to make. The fact is, one of the best aspects of ethanol is it is a domestic source of energy – also an aspect the AP didn’t delve into. Wouldn’t American consumers rather have their fuel dollars going to Midwestern farmers than to royal families and dictators in the Middle East? Moreover, ethanol has gone a long way toward improving the economy of rural America. Moribund for decades, small towns and ag-dependent regional centers were shrinking as farm efficiency became the American food goal. Farmers had to choose between specializing or selling their family farm. On-farm income declined and more families took off-farm jobs. Youth migrated out of small towns to colleges, then off to the major cities for work. We recall times in the 1990s when commodity prices matched levels of the 1950s. And who can forget the farm crisis of the 1980s? Rural Americans were beginning to wonder if anyone in Washington – be they Republican or Democrat – really cared about the rural vote except during hollow promises made leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Increased corn prices, in part because of ethanol, haven’t been the only factor to turn around the rural economy, but they are one of the factors. Land prices sure have climbed. The farm economy is functioning. Jobs are being created, and that’s good for America. Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune

8 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY State Sen. Tim Bivins R-45, Dixon 629 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 815-284-0045 Fax: 815-284-0207 Email: senatorbivins@grics.net State Sen. Dave Syverson R-35, Rockford 200 S. Wyman St. Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-987-7555 Fax: 815-987-7563 Email: info@senatordavesyverson.com State Rep. Tom Demmer R-90, Dixon 1221 Currency Court Rochelle, IL 61068 Phone: 815-561-3690 Email: tom@tomdemmer.com Website: www.tomdemmer.com State Rep. Robert Pritchard R-70, Hinckley 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-3494 Fax: 815-748-4630 Email: Bob@PritchardStateRep.com Website: www.pritchardstaterep.com DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery L. Metzger, Sr. Legislative Center 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: 815-895-7189 Fax: 815-895-7284 Email: jmetzger@dekalbcounty.org Website: www.dekalbcounty.org Gov. Pat Quinn D-Chicago 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706

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7-DAY FORECAST

High pressure will begin to settle in today as a large disturbance departs the region. A northerly low will ilter colder air into the area. However, dry air will also move in and will gradually allow for more sunshine, especially by midweek. High pressure will remain in control for much of the week keeping it dry with colder temperatures.

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

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Sports

The Northern Illinois football team dropped one spot to No. 16 in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings, one spot behind No. 15 Fresno State. PAGE B3

SECTION B Monday, November 18, 2013 Daily Chronicle

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CLASS 5A QUARTERFINALS: SYCAMORE 21, LINCOLN-WAY WEST 14

TWO MORE TO GO

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Sycamore receiver Ben Neimann raises his arms after scoring a tiebreaking touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday in Sycamore. The Spartans won, 21-14, in an IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal game and will face Montini in the semifinals. A victory would put the Spartans in the Class 5A championship game, which will be played at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Sycamore finds another way to win

Spartans move on with late TD By TRAVIS ZUELLIG sports@daily-chronicle.com SYCAMORE – During the final four drives of the IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal between Sycamore and Lincoln-Way West, the Spartans defined their season with resilience and excitement. Trailing by seven midway through the third quarter, Sycamore turned around a tough game and pulled out a 21-14 victory over the Warriors (10-2) behind the leadership of seniors Devin Mottet and Ben Niemann. “We are going to the semifinals. We played well enough to keep advancing,” Sycamore coach Joe Ryan said. “When you win at this time of the year, it is not always how you play – it is that final re-

sult. And that final result shows that you played well enough to win.” Mottet finished the contest 10 of 12 through the air for 131 yards and two touchdown passes – both caught by Niemann in the fourth quarter. Mottet also rushed for 108 yards on 27 carries. “We said it is now or never,” Mottet said. “I mean there is not going to be another chance after this. So, we had to give it all we got or it is over.” Weather was an issue all day as Sycamore (12-0) was hit with rain throughout the morning and afternoon. The wind was swirling around and that set up some issues for both sides.

See SPARTANS, page B4

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11 DAYS

IHSA state football championships at NIU’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Fact of the Day: 11 – Wins by the 1980 DeKalb football team that lost in the 4A state title game to Althoff Catholic. It’s the most wins in school history.

SYCAMORE – Devin Mottet was tired. His uniform was covered in mud after playing on a sloppy, mud-filled Engh Community Field, and the Sycamore senior quarterback had taken a beating, running the ball 27 times for 108 yards in the Spartans’ 21-14 win over Lincoln-Way West in the IHSA Class 5A quarterfinals. With a steady rain coming down Saturday that lasted beyond kickoff, Sycamore didn’t have the opportunity to just throw it to senior wide receiver Ben Niemann time and time again. Tailback Dion Hooker wasn’t really able to go anywhere. When Warriors quarterback Justin Keuch was pushed out of bounds at the Sycamore 4-yard

VIEWS Steve Nitz line as time ran out on the Warriors, it didn’t matter. The Spartans showed another way they can beat a team. The conditions did not favor Sycamore, and they played right into Lincoln-Way West’s hands. The Warriors were going to try and pound the ball with Javier Montalvo, and they did, and Montalvo bulldozed through the Sycamore defense at times, finishing with 192 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

See NITZ, page B4

BEARS 23, RAVENS 20 (OT)

In wild game, precision Bears show grit in victory; of special teams reigns McCown outplays Flacco CHICAGO – On his way out of the Bears’ locker room, nearly a half-dozen hours after the opening kickoff, Marc Trestman stopped in front of Robbie Gould’s locker. The first-year coach shook hands with his veteran kicker, who had ended a wild game Sunday with a 38-yard field goal to lift the Bears past the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20, in overtime. The men chatted, and Trestman smiled and turned to leave. But Trestman paused once again, delaying his departure. He clenched his right fist. He lifted it toward Gould, who responded in kind. Knuckles. What a perfectly weird ending to one of the strangest Bears games in forever. Save the scrutiny and skepticism for later in the week. We’ll have plenty of time to fret about the Bears’ many flaws heading into the final six games of the season. As for this day? This hour? This moment?

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick Knuckles. Because it’s not easy for a team to play, let alone win, a marathon game that spans five hours, 16 minutes, from start to finish. It’s not easy to erase a double-digit deficit after enduring a weather delay that lasts nearly two hours. It’s not easy to withstand four seasons of weather in a single afternoon. “That was a real football game, man,” said Bears linebacker Blake Costanzo, who wore mud on his pants and a little-boy smile on his face. “I had fun out there.” OK, fine, so it was easy for some.

See MUSICK, page B6

It will be remembered as one of the strangest games of all time, an NFL game delayed by rain and severe weather for two hours, restarted and then threatened again as the weather returned in the third quarter. It also will be remembered as the game that saved the Bears’ 2013 season and pretty much stuck a fork in the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens. Other than the weather, the Bears’ 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens went pretty much according to plan. The Ravens’ offense was awful as expected. Ray Rice did explode for his best game of the season, rushing for 131 yards on 25 carries and catching three passes for 17 more yards. But Joe Flacco proved why he’s the most overpaid and overrated player in the game. Flacco’s 17-for-31 passing performance for 162 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions worked out to a 53.4 passer rating and left him significantly outplayed by the overachieving

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush Josh McCown, the Bears’ backup quarterback who was 19 for 31 for 216 yards and a touchdown without a turnover and a 92.9 passer rating. He is 2-0 as a starter. When asked after the game about McCown outplaying Flacco, coach Marc Trestman smartly avoided the question while praising McCown. “It was just a terrific job by Josh and the entire team of taking care of the football,” Trestman said. The difference was a Flacco attempt to the flat that was tipped by David Bass and returned for a 24-yard interception return touchdown.

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SPORTS

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Seneca at Somonauk Tim Humes Breakout Tournament, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m.

TUESDAY Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Aurora Central Catholic at Somonauk Tim Humes Breakout Tournament, 5:30 p.m. Harvest Christian at Hiawatha, 6 p.m. DeKalb at Harlem, 7 p.m. West Aurora at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Indian Creek at IMSA Hoop Happenings, TBA Boys Bowling Sycamore at Rochelle, 4 p.m. DeKalb at Dixon, 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Westminster Christian at Somonauk Tim Humes Breakout Tournament, 5:30 p.m. Sycamore at Burlington Central tournament, TBA Genoa-Kingston at Harvard tournament, TBA Hiawatha at Elgin tournament, TBA Boys Bowling Streator at DeKalb, 4 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS DeKalb’s Schrader takes 19th at regional race DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader finished 19th at the Nike Cross Country Nationals Midwest Regional held Sunday at Indiana State University. Schrader, who finished fourth at the Class 2A state meet, finished with a time of 19:33 for the 5,000-meter course. Sycamore’s Adam Millburg was 133rd in the boys race while Mark Stice finished 177th.

Illinois beats Bradley CHAMPAIGN – John Ekey scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds Sunday as Illinois cruised to an easy 81-55 victory over previously unbeaten Bradley. The 6-foot-7-inch Ekey hit five of seven from the 3-point line. Junior guard Ravonte Rice scored 13 points, and Tracy Abrams added 12. Tyshon Pickett had a gamehigh 21 points for Bradley (4-1). Walt Lemon Jr., the Braves’ leading scorer with 18.3 points a game coming into Sunday’s contest, added 12.

Illinois St. holds off Northwestern EVANSTON – Freshman Tony Wills hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds left as Illinois State held off a late Northwestern comeback to secure a 68-64 nonconference victory Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Teammates Zach Lofton and Daishon Knight led a balanced attack with 15 points apiece while John Jones had 11, Reggie Lynch added 10 and Michael Middlebrooks collected 11 rebounds.

Del Rio interviewed for USC job during bye DENVER – Jack Del Rio’s stock is on soaring less than two years after his firing by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Broncos confirmed Sunday that Del Rio interviewed for the head coaching job at Southern California during Denver’s bye week. Fox Sports first reported Del Rio’s interview with his alma mater. USC athletic sirector Pat Haden reached out to Broncos executive vice president John Elway for permission to speak with Denver’s defensive coordinator at a time that was convenient for the NFL team. Del Rio is leading the Super Bowl-or-bust Denver Broncos while John Fox recovers from heart surgery and earlier this month he interviewed for one of the crown jewel jobs in college football – the head coaching gig at his alma mater, Southern California. – Staff, wire reports

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DeKalb-Sycamore co-op qualifies three By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op girls swimming team had two individual state qualifiers out of the St. Charles East Sectional, while the co-op’s 200-medley relay qualified as well. Jensen Keck swam 1:05.87 in

the 100-yard breaststroke, taking second place, while Kylie Olson was the other individual state qualifier, finishing third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.53. The 200-yard medley relay of sophomores Olson, Keck, Alexa Miller and Bailey Flemming finished in third place

with a time of 1:50.12. Both Keck and Olson broke school records in their respective events, as did the 200-medley relay. DeKalb-Sycamore took fourth as a team with 129 points. St. Charles East won the meet with 319. The state meet will take

place Friday and Saturday at New Trier High School in Winnetka. “On a whole, I couldn’t be happier with the results today,” DeKalb-Sycamore coach Leah Eames said. “All of the girls came ready to swim and they all left with career-best times.”

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MILWAUKEE 82, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 69

By ANTHONY ZILIS DeKALB – Turnovers were sparse in the Northern Illinois basketball team’s one-point win Saturday against San Jose State, and NIU free throws were finding their way through the basket at a much higher rate than they had in the Huskies’ first two games. Neither could be said for Sunday’s 82-69 loss to Milwaukee on Sunday, the finale of the three-day NIU Invitational. After leading by double digits for much of the first half, the Huskies (1-3) hit 17 of 28 free throws, missing several down the stretch, and turned the ball over 17 times in a game that was close throughout. “I thought we lost the game [Sunday] on those 17 turnovers,” Montgomery said. “[Saturday] we had nine, We want to keep it under 12. Seventeen hurt us today in big moments … It’s frustrating but we can learn from it, we can practice harder this week, not on just free throws, I thought we had some uncontested shots against the zone that you have to make, and we left some points on the floor.” The Huskies had a different player lead them in scoring each day of the round-robin invitational, and after center Jordan Threloff scored 17 points Saturday, Darrell Bowie took his turn by scoring 19 Sunday. Bowie had missed all of his 13 shots in the first two games of the invite after scoring 16 in the opener, but he started scoring early Sunday. “I was in a slump the past two games, but we’ve got an unbelievable family with coach and my teammates,” Bowie said. “They believed in me, they just kept talking to me at meetings this morning, just getting my head straight.” Bowie scored seven of his game-high 19 points in the first 5:37, and the Huskies jumped out to an 18-5 lead over the Panthers, who beat San Jose State and James Madison in their first two games of the tournament. But the high-flying offensive play didn’t last, and the Panthers (3-1) closed out the half on a 26-11 run to take a 3532 lead. “Unbelievable start to the game,” Montgomery said. “We got out right away and got into an offensive rhythm, we got stops, we got running, and they tried to slow us down with their 2-3 zone and we got a little stagnant. They started making plays and we didn’t respond.” NIU kept the game close, with Threloff’s pair of free

CHICAGO – There was no ranting and raving and table-flipping from Joel Quenneville after the Blackhawks’ miserable effort in Saturday night’s loss to the Nashville Predators. There didn’t need to be. The Hawks knew they got outworked, that they lost the puck battles that decide games, that they played lazy defense and sloppy offense, that they gave away a game to a middling team.

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Milwaukee 82, Northern Illinois 69 MILWAUKEE (4-1) Tiby 1-1 1-2 3, Arians 4-5 2-2 13, Panoske 3-10 0-0 7, Aaron 3-10 7-9 13, McWhorter 6-13 1-3 14, Kelm 4-8 2-4 12, Moore 4-4 4-4 15, Wichmann 0-1 0-0 0, Richard 1-2 0-0 3, Lyle 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 26-57 19-26 82. NORTHERN ILLINOIS (1-3) Bowie 6-9 7-11 19, Bolin 2-6 0-2 5, Rakocevic 2-2 1-2 5, Aaro. Armstead 2-8 4-5 9, Baker 3-9 1-2 7, Highsmith 2-4 2-3 7, Balls 3-8 0-0 6, Aari. Armstead 1-2 0-0 3, Maric 0-1 0-1 0, Threloff 3-6 2-2 8. Totals 24-55 17-28 69. Halftime: Milwaukee 35-32. 3-Point Goals: Milwaukee 11-31 (Moore 3-3, Arians 3-4, Kelm 2-3, Richard 1-2, McWhorter 1-5, Panoske 1-6, Wichmann 0-1, Lyle 0-2, Aaron 0-5), N. Illinois 4-13 (Highsmith 1-1, Bolin 1-2, Aari. Armstead 1-2, Aaro. Armstead 1-5, Baker 0-1, Balls 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 32 (Kelm, Tiby 6), N. Illinois 39 (Bowie 8). Assists: Milwaukee 15 (Arians, McWhorter 4), N. Illinois 8 (Baker 4). Total Fouls: Milwaukee 19, N. Illinois 25. Technical: Milwaukee Bench. A: 474. throws pulling the Huskies to 69-65 with 4:17 remaining, but for the third time in four games, the Huskies couldn’t close out a tight game. Five Milwaukee players scored in double figures, and the Panthers pulled away while the Huskies committed 10 second-half turnovers. Montgomery seems happy with his team’s depth, but Bowie was the only scorer in double figures Sunday. Having a few more players cross the 10-point threshold may go a long way to success this season. “We want to kind of be like Milwaukee, having multiple players in double figures. I always envision that we have four or five,” Montgomery said. “A coupe of more made baskets, Threloff makes a layup, Dontel [Highsmith] makes a layup, they have 10, 11 points, it looks better. We have no stars. We’re a team that any given day or any given night, it could be your opportunity to step up and make plays. I can live with that. We’re going to be dangerous to scout and beat when multiple guys have good days.”

Next for the Hawks Hawks at Colorado, 8 p.m., Tuesday, CSN, AM-720 “I didn’t say much,” Quenneville said. “I pointed it out, though.” And the Hawks responded, lighting up and shutting down the San Jose Sharks, 5-1, on Sunday night in a high-paced showdown of two of the top

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Jimmie Johnson and his daughter, Genevieve, wear championship ring hats Sunday as they celebrate his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title in eight years in Homestead, Fla.

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Johnson claims 6th NASCAR title By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Soaked in sweat, champagne and success, Jimmie Johnson celebrated yet another NASCAR championship by sipping a beer. A six-pack would have been more appropriate. Back on top with only two NASCAR legends left to catch, Johnson won his sixth title in eight years Sunday to stake his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history. Now looming large in Johnson’s windshield is the mark of seven titles held by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. The party had barely started on No. 6 when the debate began: Where does Johnson, who on-and-off for two years has used the hashtag ‘6Pack’ on Twitter to describe his bid for this title, rank among NASCAR’s greats? “I feel like this team is capable of a lot of great things. There’s still great years ahead of us,” Johnson said. “But all of that is in the future, a seventh, an eighth. I don’t want to focus on that yet. It’s not time.” The time to rank Johnson will be when his driving career is over. But at just 38 and the youngest driver to win

six titles, his career could last another decade or more. “I have six, and we’ll see if I can get seven,” Johnson said. “Time will tell. I think we need to save the argument until I hang up the helmet, then it’s worth the argument. Let’s wait until I hang up the helmet until we really start thinking about this.” Said crew chief Chad Knaus, who trails only Dale Inman’s eight championships in the NASCAR record books: “I don’t think we’re even close to the potential of the team yet.” That should be devastating news to the rest of NASCAR. There’s no telling how many drivers might have won titles had they not competed against Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team. The loser this year was Matt Kenseth, who 10 years removed from his only NASCAR championship had a career year but still came up short. “Unfortunately, we’re racing during the Jimmie Johnson era,” said Denny Hamlin, winner of Sunday’s race. Hamlin lost the 2010 title to Johnson. “We’re just unlucky in that sense. I think being out there and racing with him, I can say he’s the best that there ever was.”

“Unfortunately, we’re racing during the Jimmie Johnson era.” Denny Hamlin, NASCAR racer

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teams in the NHL. Patrick Sharp had two goals and an assist, Kris Versteeg and Brandon Pirri had a goal and an assist each, Brandon Saad had two assists and Corey Crawford – playing yet again after replacing the injured Nikolai Khabibulin in the first period in Nashville – made 23 saves in the victory. Jonathan Toews – who chipped in a goal – said Saturday night the Hawks weren’t about to push the panic button after the 7-2 debacle against the Predators, they could write it off as just one of those nights in

a long season. Under one condition, that is – that they’d “respond.” They did, in a big way. “We’re happy with the way we responded,” defenseman Duncan Keith said. “Nobody was happy with the way things ended [Saturday] night, but we moved on and we did a good job regrouping.” For Versteeg, the win was extra special. Reacquired in a trade Thursday, the winger’s first game back with the Hawks was an utter disaster. His first home game, however, couldn’t have gone much better.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 9 1 .900 Bulls 5 3 .625 Detroit 3 5 .375 Cleveland 4 7 .364 Milwaukee 2 7 .222 Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 5 6 .455 Toronto 4 7 .364 Boston 4 7 .364 New York 3 6 .333 Brooklyn 3 6 .333 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 7 3 .700 Atlanta 6 4 .600 Charlotte 5 5 .500 Orlando 4 6 .400 Washington 2 7 .222

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 9 1 .900 — Houston 7 4 .636 2½ Dallas 6 4 .600 3 Memphis 5 5 .500 4 New Orleans 4 6 .400 5 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 8 2 .800 — Oklahoma City 6 3 .667 1½ Minnesota 7 4 .636 1½ Denver 4 5 .444 3½ Utah 1 10 .091 7½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 7 3 .700 — Golden State 7 3 .700 — Phoenix 5 4 .556 1½ L.A. Lakers 4 7 .364 3½ Sacramento 2 7 .222 4½ Saturday’s Results Bulls 110, Indiana 94 Dallas 108, Orlando 100 Cleveland 103, Washington 96, OT Miami 97, Charlotte 81 Atlanta 110, New York 90 Minnesota 106, Boston 88 Houston 122, Denver 111 New Orleans 135, Philadelphia 98 Oklahoma City 92, Milwaukee 79 Golden State 102, Utah 88 L.A. Clippers 110, Brooklyn 103 Sunday’s Results Portland 118, Toronto 110, OT Memphis 97, Sacramento 86 Detroit at L.A. Lakers (n) Today’s Games Charlotte at Bulls, 7 p.m. Portland at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Minnesota at Washington, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Houston, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 20 14 6 0 28 64 50 Boston 19 12 6 1 25 53 36 Toronto 20 12 7 1 25 57 47 Detroit 21 9 5 7 25 54 60 Montreal 21 10 9 2 22 52 45 Ottawa 20 8 8 4 20 58 62 Florida 21 5 12 4 14 46 70 Buffalo 22 5 16 1 11 41 68 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 21 12 8 1 25 69 59 Pittsburgh 20 12 8 0 24 56 47 N.Y. Rangers 20 10 10 0 20 42 50 Carolina 20 8 8 4 20 39 55 New Jersey 20 7 8 5 19 42 49 N.Y. Islanders 21 8 10 3 19 61 68 Columbus 20 7 10 3 17 52 57 Philadelphia 19 7 10 2 16 35 48 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Saturday’s Results Nashville 7, Blackhawks 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Detroit 4, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Rangers 1, Montreal 0 New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 4, Carolina 2 Phoenix 6, Tampa Bay 3 Florida 4, Colorado 1 Edmonton 4, Calgary 2 Sunday’s Results Blackhawks 5, San Jose 1 Columbus 4, Ottawa 1 Washington 4, St. Louis 1 Los Angeles 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Minnesota 2, Winnipeg 1 Dallas 2, Vancouver 1 Today’s Games Boston at Carolina, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.


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AP Top 25

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Northern Illinois drops to No. 16 Huskies trail Fresno State by one spot

1. Alabama (55) 2. Florida St. (5) 3. Baylor 4. Ohio St. 5. Oregon 6. Auburn 7. Clemson 8. Missouri 9. Texas A&M 10. Stanford 11. Oklahoma St. 12. South Carolina 13. Michigan St. 14. UCLA 15. Fresno St. 16. Wisconsin 17. UCF 18. LSU 19. Arizona St. 20. Northern Illinois 21. Louisville 22. Oklahoma 23. Southern Cal 24. Mississippi 25. Duke

The ASSOCIATED PRESS Northern Illinois dropped one spot to No. 16 in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings after the Huskies’ 48-27 win over Ball State on Wednesday. NIU remained one spot behind No. 15 Fresno State, which also fell one spot after a bye week. The Huskies did close the gap on the Bulldogs in the BCS average. Last week, NIU trailed Fresno State by .0812 in the BCS average. This week NIU’s deficit is .0405. The highest-ranked champion of a non-AQ conference earns a BCS bid if it finishes in the top 12 of the final BCS standings, or in the top 16 and ahead of a champion from an automatic-qualifying conference. Central Florida stands at No. 18. NIU remained at No. 21 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll and at No. 18 in the Harris Poll. NIU actually lost ground to Fresno State in the Coaches Poll. Fresno State’s point margin over NIU increased by three points from 201 to 204. In the Harris Poll, NIU closed the gap from 299 to 262 as Fresno State fell one spot to No. 14. NIU came in at No. 20 in The Associated Press Poll, which is not a component of the BCS standings. The Huskies play Wednesday at Toledo. Also in the BCS standings, Baylor closed in on thirdplace Ohio State. The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS champi-

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Rcd 10-0 10-0 9-0 10-0 9-1 10-1 9-1 9-1 8-2 8-2 9-1 8-2 9-1 8-2 9-0 8-2 8-1 7-3 8-2 10-0 9-1 8-2 8-3 7-3 8-2

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Others receiving votes: Minnesota 77, Notre Dame 11, Texas 10, Georgia 5, Cincinnati 1, Nebraska 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch runs with the ball Wednesday during the Huskies’ 48-27 victory over Ball State in DeKalb. onship game without a loss from one of the top two. Ohio State and Baylor are fighting for the right to be next in line if the Tide or ’Noles slip up. The Buckeyes are ahead of the Bears in both the Harris and USA Today coaches’ polls, but behind Baylor in the computer rankings. The combined average of the six computer rankings has the Bears third, with Alabama and Florida State tied for first. Ohio State is fifth in the computers. Ohio State has a BCS average of .8869. Baylor’s is .8856. The Bears look primed to pass the Buckeyes next week – if they can get through their toughest test yet. Baylor plays at Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Cowboys are 10th in the BCS standings and a game behind the Bears in the Big 12 standings. The Bears play at TCU on Thanksgiving weekend and then close with Texas at home. Ohio State plays Indi-

ana next week, then goes to Michigan. The Buckeyes can clinch a spot in the Big Ten championship game by beating the Hoosiers. Michigan State would be the likely opponent in that game. Oregon is fifth in the standings and Auburn is sixth. Both have one loss. The Tigers have moved into position to be a threat in the national championship race. Their only game left is against No. 1 Alabama in two weeks and it’s for a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Winning the SEC title might not be enough to get Auburn past undefeated Baylor or Ohio State, but it’ll make for an interesting decision for poll voters if it plays out that way. The SEC has won the past seven national championships and its title game has become a default play-in game to the BCS title game. • Ross Jacobson contributed to this report.

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

BCS Standings Harris Rk Pts 1. Alabama 1 2620 2. Florida St. 2 2517 3. Ohio St. 3 2375 4. Baylor 4 2343 5. Oregon 5 2102 6. Auburn 7 1967 7. Clemson 6 2019 8. Missouri 8 1919 9. Stanford 11 1584 10. Oklahoma St. 9 1660 11. South Carolina 12 1459 12. Texas A&M 10 1626 13. Michigan St. 13 1269 14. UCLA 15 1110 15. Fresno St. 14 1126 16. Northern Illinois18 864 17. Arizona St. 22 570 18. UCF 20 793 19. Wisconsin 19 794 20. Oklahoma 21 746 21. Louisville 16 1010 22. LSU 17 880 23. Southern Cal 23 202 24. Mississippi 26 110 25. Minnesota 25 183

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1. Alabama (56) 2. Florida State (6) 3. Ohio State 4. Baylor 5. Oregon 6. Clemson 7. Auburn 8. Missouri 9. Oklahoma State 10. Texas A&M 11. South Carolina 12. Stanford 13. Michigan State 14. UCLA 15. Louisville 16. Fresno State 17. Wisconsin 18. Oklahoma 19. LSU 20. Central Florida 21. Northern Illinois 22. Arizona State 23. Minnesota 24. Duke 25. Southern California

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Pts 1,544 1,487 1,404 1,386 1,231 1,217 1,145 1,129 1,030 928 882 865 729 700 627 622 511 502 478 446 418 352 173 131 115

Others receiving votes: Mississippi 35; Cincinnati 23; Michigan 14; Texas 7; Louisiana-Lafayette 6; Miami (Fla.) 5; Ball State 4; East Carolina 1; Georgia 1; Nebraska 1; Toledo 1.

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SYCAMORE 21, LINCOLN-WAY WEST 14 L-W West 7 7 0 0 – 14 Sycamore 0 7 0 14 – 21

MAC FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Chippewas hold off Broncos The ASSOCIATED PRESS

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter L – Montalvo 38 run (Hastgs kick), 4:04 Second Quarter S – Hooker 4 run (Maveus kick), 3:02 L – Montalvo 65 run (Hastgs kick), 2:51 Fourth Quarter S – Niemann 20 pass from Mottet (Maveus kick), 7:49 S – Niemann 11 pass from Mottet (Maveus kick), 1:09 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing: Sycamore – Mottet 27-108, Hooker 14-27, Totals: 41-135. Lincoln-Way West – Montalvo 23-192, Keuch 3-28, Knerr 1-(-4). Totals: 27-216 Passing: Sycamore – Mottet 10-12-1-131; Lincoln-Way West – Keuch 6-14-0-52 Receiving: Sycamore – Niemann 4-66, Winters 3-19, Hurley 1-35, Poorten 1-2, Feuerbach 1-9; Lincoln-Way West – Mahoney 3-18, Robbs 2-27, DuCray 1-7, Total yards: Sycamore 266, Lincoln-Way West 268.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Zurlon Tipton rushed for 114 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Central Michigan to a 27-22 win Saturday over Western Michigan. Tipton, who had been out for most of the year after breaking his ankle in the season opener, scored from the 10 and the 1 to give the Chippewas (4-6, 3-3 Mid-American) a 14-0 lead. Western Michigan (1-10, 1-6) took the lead 16-14 with 7:37 remaining in the third on three Andrew Haldeman field goals and a 29-yard scoring run by Dareyon Chance. Central Michigan regained the lead for good on a Mike Kinville-to-Cooper Rush touchdown pass. Tony Annesse returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 27-16. The Broncos scored on a Brian Fields’ 1-yard run after Cory Sueing forced a fumble, recovered by Austin Lewis. Western Michi-

gan mounted another late drive but it stalled on Central Michigan’s 26. Akron 14, UMass 13: At Foxboro, Mass., Jawon Chisholm had 109 yards from scrimmage and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:49 left in the game to give Akron a victory over Massachusetts. Kyle Pohl converted a key fourth-and-4 from the UMass 30 on a 7-yard keeper for the Zips (4-7, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) to set up his 17-yard touchdown to Chisholm two plays later. Chilsholm caught the ball on a hitch route, found his way up the sideline and leapt into the end zone from the 5-yard line with the ball stretched just inside pylon. The last time Akron had four wins in a year was in 2007. UMass (1-9, 1-5) had the ball only once after Chisholm’s touchdown. On fourth-and-1 at the Zips 47, Jamal Wilson rushed for no gain for the Minutemen and Akron ran off the remaining 6:44 to seal the win.

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MAC MEN’S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

WEST DIVISION Conf. W L Northern Illinois 6 0 Ball State 6 1 Toledo 5 1 Central Michigan 3 3 Eastern Michigan 1 5 Western Michigan 1 6

Overall W L 10 0 9 2 7 3 4 6 2 8 1 10

EAST DIVISION Conf. W L Bowling Green 5 1 Buffalo 5 1 Ohio 3 3 Akron 2 4 Kent State 2 5 UMass 1 5 Miami 0 6

Overall W L 7 3 7 3 6 4 3 7 3 8 1 9 0 10

Tuesday’s Games Kent State at Ohio, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Game Northern Illinois at Toledo, 7 p.m.

Western Michigan 73, Alabama A&M 69: At Kalamazoo, Mich., Shayne Whittington scored 22 points and hauled in a game-high 17 rebounds as Western Michigan held on to defeat Alabama A&M. The Broncos (3-1) closed the first half on a 24-13 run to take a 40-26 lead at the break. They led by as much as 20 early in the second half and shot 45.8 percent for the game.

CLASS 5A PLAYOFFS

Quarterfinals Montini 22, Joliet Catholic Academy 21 Sycamore 21, Lincoln-Way West 14 Sacred Heart-Griffin 42, Highland 8 Washington 41, Normal University 7 Semifinals Sycamore (12-0) at Montini (12-0), 1 p.m. Saturday Washington (12-0) at Sacred Heart-Griffin (12-0), TBA Championship Sycamore/Montini winner vs. Washington/Sacred Heart-Griffin winner, 10 a.m., Nov. 30 (at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb)

ATHENS, Ohio – Maurice Ndour scored a game-high 23 points and Nick Kellogg added 16 as Ohio held off Valparaiso 76-72 Sunday. The Bobcats (2-1) jumped out to a 23-10 lead midway through the first half and led by 12 at half. Valparaiso pulled within four early in the second half, but Ohio surged with an 11-3 run to take a 51-39 lead. The Crusaders (2-2) would crawl back again, coming back to take a late 72-70 lead on a pair of Jordan Coleman free throws. Ohio answered with six consecutive free throws, as Ricardo Johnson sank three and Kellogg hit two.

Kent State 75, St. Peter’s 58:

2009 – 8-4 (lost to Montini in quarterfinals) 2010 – 9-2 (lost to Montini in second round) 2011 – 7-4 (lost to Rochelle in second round) 2012 – 7-4 (lost to Montini in second round) 2013 – 12-0 (season still going)

Second Round Montini 40, Woodstock Marian 7 Joliet Catholic 45, Kaneland 8 Sycamore 33, Nazareth Academy 28 Lincoln-Way West 46, Glenbard South 0 Sacred Heart-Griffin 55, Glenwood 7 Highland 36, Limestone 14 Washington 53, Mt. Vernon 12 Normal University 35, Jacksonville 27

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At Kent, Ohio, Mark Henniger made all five of his field goal attempts and scored 13 points to lead Kent State to a win. Darren Goodson, who finished with 12 points and five assists, scored 10 points in the first half as Kent State (2-1) took a 33-29 lead into the break.

SPARTAN’S FIVE-YEAR POSTSEASON RUN

First Round Montini 43, Morgan Park 6 Woodstock Marian 42, Bremen 8 Joliet Catholic 69, Urban Prep Charter/Englewood 12 Kaneland 35, Hampshire 0 Sycamore 48, Antioch 24 Nazareth Academy 37, Brooks 13 Glenbard South 47, St. Francis 28 Lincoln-Way West 48, Urban Prep Charter/Bronzeville 8 Sacred Heart-Griffin 45, Peoria Richwoods 7 Glenwood) 31, Peoria Notre Dame 28 Highland 34, Carbondale 20 Limestone 47, Jersey 27 Washington 31, Peoria 21 Mt. Vernon 43, Mattoon 42 Normal University27, MacArthur 6 Jacksonville 37, Marion 6

Ohio holds off rally, knocks off Valparaiso

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

Sycamore quarterback Devin Mottet carries the ball in the second quarter of an IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal game Saturday against Lincoln-Way West. The Spartans beat the Warriors, 21-14, and will move on to play Montini.

Spartans beat Warriors for 2nd time this season • SPARTANS Continued from page B1 “We couldn’t get into our routes and do some of the things we wanted to do in the passing game so it did affect us,” Ryan said. Because of the wind, the Spartans started their second drive of the second half on their own 2-yard line with 4:04 remaining in the third quarter. That’s when Mottet went to work. Mottet and the Spartans compiled a 13-play, 98-yard drive that spanned two quarters and took 8:15 off the clock. The senior quarterback completed all three of his pass attempts on the drive, including a 35-yard completion to Riley Hurley that got Sycamore out of the shadow of its own end zone. The drive was capped by a

20-yard touchdown pass to Niemann in the middle of the end zone. “[That play] was something that we put in this week, and we had been running the ball, so we were lulling them to sleep a little bit and we were going to get them with the pass,” Niemann said. “Jake [Winters] kind of cleared the safety out so I was 1-on-1 with the corner. Devin threw me a good ball and I was able to make a play on it.” Mottet said that he has a lot of faith in Niemann’s ability. “[Niemann] is a great receiver and we have a lot of trust in him,” Mottet said. “If we have to throw it up, we know that he will go get it.” After the Spartan defense forced a Lincoln-Way West three-and-out, Sycamore took over on its own 38-yard line with 5:45 remaining. Mottet took the game into his own hands by rushing six consecu-

tive times before taking a shot to the end zone with his arm. On the 11-yard line, Mottet dropped back to pass and threw to the left corner of the endzone. Niemann rose and hauled in the catch, keeping both feet in bounds. “It was really exciting,” Niemann said. “Everybody started going crazy. It was awesome celebrating with my teammates. It was a momentum-changer and an exciting play.” Ryan said it was the best time to take a shot for the endzone. “It was one heck of a catch on the sideline there,” Ryan said. “We had been running, running, running and that first down was the best opportunity to take that chance to score right there because they wanted to play the run and that safety stayed inside long enough that he couldn’t get over the top of that ball.”

The Warriors made it interesting late as Lincoln-Way West drove down the field to the Sycamore 11-yard line with 2.3 seconds remaining. Logan Schneider made the play to end the contest by pushing Warrior quarterback Justin Keuch out of bounds at the 4-yard line. This was the second time Sycamore has beaten Lincoln-Way West this season. The first win over the Warriors came in Week 1 and Ryan knew how big the latest win was. “We beat a great team twice, and that doesn’t happen very often,” Ryan said. Next up for Sycamore is the Class 5A semifinal matchup against Montini in Lombard. “It is great,” Niemann said. “Everything we worked for in the summer and this year, it is finally paying off. Montini got us last year and it is kind of exciting to have another shot at them.”

Sycamore to face Montini for 5th time in 7 years in playoffs • NITZ Continued from page B1 At halftime, trailing 14-7, Sycamore coach Joe Ryan felt he needed to adjust. He spread the offense out, and made Mottet the focal point – as a runner. With the Warriors’ defense more spread out across the field, Mottet would take the snap out of the shotgun and just power his way through. He ran the ball 17 times after halftime, playing a huge part in the Spartans’ two second-half touchdown drives. “We put the game on his shoulders,” Ryan said. “... You know what, he’d be the first one to tell you though, there’s a lot of guys blocking their tails off to get into those spots.” Oh, and that Niemann guy? He came up big in the few chances he had, catching the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns,

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

Sycamore wide receiver Dion Hooker finds the hole in the line Saturday in the first quarter of an IHSA Class 5A Quarterfinal game against Lincoln-Way West. with Mottet basically throwing him a jump ball each time. Saturday, against a good Warriors team that won the Southwest Suburban Red and whose only loss of the year came against the Spartans

in Week 1 in New Lenox, Sycamore won the game in a different matter. Next week at Montini in the semifinals, however, the Spartans will need all facets of their play working. Nobody has been able to

cover Niemann all year, and Sycamore will need him to be a monster. The Spartans will need both Mottet’s arm and legs, and offensive production from Hooker will be useful as well. Sycamore has to be mistake-free. If there was a negative from Mottet’s game Saturday, it was his first-quarter interception which stalled a possible scoring drive. Montini has become the latest dynasty in Illinois high school football – the Broncos have won the past four Class 5A championships. The Spartans may very well need to play a near perfect game in order to avoid being knocked out of the playoffs by Montini for the fifth time in seven years. With all the weapons Sycamore has, the Spartans very well may be able to do that.

• Steve Nitz is a sports reporter for the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached at snitz@shawmedia.com.

SATURDAY’S GAMES Middle Tennessee 80, Akron 73: At Murfreesboro, Tenn., Shawn Jones had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee over Akron. Middle Tennessee (3-0) extends its home winning streak to 32 games.

Buffalo 80, West Virginia Wesleyan 60: At Buffalo, N.Y., Javon McCrea scored a gamehigh 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Buffalo defeated Division II West Virginia Wesleyan.

Pepperdine 88, Central Michigan 71: At Mount Pleasant, Mich., Stacy Davis scored 24 points, on 10-of-14 shooting, to lead Pepperdine to a win over Central Michigan. Trailing 41-38 at the half, Pepperdine came out of the break hitting on all cylinders. The Waves (3-0) went on with a 17-6 run, capped by Austin Mills’ 3-pointer with 13:33 remaining and led by at least seven points the rest of the way.

MAC BASKETBALL STANDINGS WEST DIVISION Conf. W L Eastern Michigan 0 0 Toledo 0 0 Western Michigan 0 0 Ball State 0 0 Central Michigan 0 0 Northern Illinois 0 0

Overall W L 3 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 3

EAST DIVISION Conf. W L Kent State 0 0 Ohio 0 0 Bowling Green 0 0 Akron 0 0 Buffalo 0 0 Miami (Ohio) 0 0

Overall W L 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 2

Saturday’s Results Northern Illinois 60, San Jose State 59 Pepperdine 88, Central Michigan 71 Middle Tennessee 80, Akron 73 Buffalo 80, West Virginia Wesleyan 60 Sunday’s Results Milwaukee 82, Northern Illinois 69 Western Michigan 73, Alabama A&M 69 Kent State 75, St. Peter’s 58 Ohio 76, Valparaiso 72 Monday’s Games SE Missouri State at Ball State, 6 p.m. Florida A&M at Toledo, 6 p.m. Cleveland State at Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games North Dakota State at Western Michigan, 6 p.m. Ohio at Morgan State, 6:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Xavier, 7 p.m.


ADVICE & PUZZLES

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Monday, November 18, 2013 • Page B5

Ex-boyfriend could ruin Thanksgiving dinner Dear Abby: My mother-inlaw tends to embrace every pitiful creature she comes into contact with. This Thanksgiving she has invited my ex-boyfriend and his wife to her home to share in the festivities. My ex was abusive to me most of the time, and we did not end on good terms. The woman he cheated on me with is now his wife. My ex was sneaky and manipulative, and I believe his only reason for wanting to be there is to check up on me and my husband. I have explained this to my husband and his mother, and told them I don’t feel comfortable with the situation. They both told me I am “overreacting” and that he was a part of my past and I have since moved on.

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips I feel the family I love has betrayed me. The idea of my ex being involved in what should be a comfortable family day has me afraid and uneasy. AM I overreacting? Or is my husband’s mother being unreasonable? – Dreading Thanksgiving Dear Dreading Thanksgiving: I do not think you are overreacting. It was insensitive of your mother-in-law to invite your abusive ex and his wife to the gathering without first checking with you. While you may have moved on, I can see why this would not

be something you would look forward to. Frankly, it’s surprising that your motherin-law would even know your ex – let alone invite him to her home. Dear Abby: I have been living on my own for three years. I recently moved back to my hometown and share a great apartment with my best friend from childhood. My mother has had a serious alcohol problem for as long as I can remember. She will be moving back to the area next month for a new job. Dad couldn’t get a job transfer, so he’ll have to stay at their current house, which is five hours away. I love Mom, but I’m very worried because I will be her closest family member loca-

tion-wise. Her drinking has grown progressively worse over the last few years and has been the cause of three major surgeries. If something happens while she’s living on her own, I don’t know what I’ll do. Talking to my family is useless. It gets brushed aside because they don’t want to deal with the pain after all these years. Do you have any suggestions to make this transition easier? – Heavy-Hearted Daughter in Virginia Dear Heavy-Hearted: For the sake of your sanity, you must not assume responsibility for your mother’s drinking problem. Before she arrives, it would be helpful for you to attend some Al-Anon meetings or visit a chapter of

Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization. They can help you to maintain your emotional equilibrium as well as share experiences that will help you to cope with her without being overwhelmed. Al-Anon should be listed in your phone directory because it is everywhere, or you can visit www.Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org. The website for Adult Children of Alcoholics is www.adultchildren.org.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Testosterone level lab tests can be unreliable Dear Dr. K: I’ve been having symptoms that may be caused by low testosterone. I figured it would be easy to test my testosterone levels, but my doctor says it’s complicated. Why? Dear Reader: Testosterone is one of the main male hormones. Blood levels of this hormone start to sag in early adulthood, and then creep lower. In some men, the levels become low enough to cause symptoms. The classic symptoms of low testosterone (“low T”) are low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, poor muscle tone, poor concentration and memory, and low energy. However, these same symptoms can result from other illnesses, including depression and heart disease.

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff What makes testing for low T tricky is that levels of the hormone change during the day, and also that the hormone exists in two different forms in the blood. Testosterone levels are highest in the morning. Blood for testosterone lab tests should be drawn between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Based on this blood test, your doctor must determine if your total testosterone level is low. Unfortunately, different laboratories measure total testosterone using different methods. That means there

is no standard definition of “low”: Every laboratory has its own definition. Even more confusing, the total testosterone value isn’t what’s really important. Here’s why: Most of the testosterone in your blood is attached to a protein. The protein holds it tight and releases only some of it. Testosterone can’t have any effect on your body unless it is floating freely in the blood. A man can have normal or even high levels of total testosterone, but low levels of free testosterone. (I’ve put an illustration of what makes up total testosterone on my website.) It’s the free hormone that has the effects that a man with low T wants: sex drive,

erection, good muscle tone, improved concentration and memory, and more energy. So it would seem logical, then, just to test free testosterone. Unfortunately, lab tests for free testosterone are even less reliable than tests for total testosterone. Why not simply treat low testosterone if your symptoms and tests suggest low T? Because treatment – testosterone replacement – can have side effects of its own. These include increased risk of blood clotting. There’s also concern that testosterone supplementation could trigger prostate cancer, or speed up tumor growth in men who already have prostate cancer. On the other hand, there also is evidence that men who nor-

mally have low testosterone levels may have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer. There also is a concern that testosterone therapy might increase the risk of heart disease. In one relatively small study of old and frail men with multiple chronic diseases, there was a suggestion of an increased heart risk. So, your doctor said it was complicated – and you were probably hoping I could make it uncomplicated. Unfortunately, I’m going to disappoint you on this question. The research is incomplete, and the blood tests are wanting.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Spend more time with your female friends Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and had been dating a guy steadily for over a year, but I broke up with him because his coach told the players he would “prefer” that they devote all of their spare time to basketball rather than girls. My ex said that once basketball season ended, he would get back with me if I wanted him back. I will go back with him, but during the basketball season I may want to go out with other guys. I don’t feel like I want to sit at home every weekend when I could be out having fun. Any advice will be appreciated. – An Indiana Lassie.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Lassie: Basketball season lasts between 10 to 12 weeks. If you want to keep this guy as a steady boyfriend, I’d suggest that you forego your desire to go out with other guys and spend more time with your female friends, family and, yes, unless you are a straight A student, with your studies. Dr. Wallace: My mother and I had a huge argument over the amount of time I spend on the Internet. It wound up

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – A philosophic transformation is heading your way. Learning about who you are and what you want will introduce you to out-of-the-ordinary ways of doing things. Let your mind wander and use your skills and desires to explore assorted and uncommon outlets. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Follow the path of least resistance. Head in whatever direction will bring you joy. Take the time to grasp each moment and get the most out of whatever comes your way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Put more thought behind your actions. You may feel the restless need to make a change, but you must only do so for the right reason and without introducing force. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Get in the groove and make things happen. Your enthusiasm will spark interest and allow you to stay in control of whatever situation you face. Advancement can be yours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Listen and respond carefully. Giving in to demands will not help you take care of your responsibilities. A change in the way you handle pushy people will be necessary. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Emotional matters may disrupt your plans. Make allowances for individuals who are facing uncertainty, but don’t take a back seat. Be brave and bold and move forward with your plans. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – A last-minute change of plans will work in your favor. Avoid anyone trying to push you in a direction you don’t want to go. Stick to basics and control excess. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Take responsibility for your actions. Be ready to call the shots and make the changes that suit you best. Partnerships will be held together through courage. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Your sudden leap to action in defense of a situation or individual will capture attention and bring you good fortune. Be true to your beliefs and carry on. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Sit tight and do what suits you, not what others suggest. You have more control than you realize, so you must shy away from making an impulsive move for someone else’s benefit. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Gauge what’s going on around you before making a move. You must take care of business first to ensure no one gets in your way when it’s time to play. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Take your place in the spotlight and call the shots. Promote your beliefs and drum up support. Your strength of character will attract both personal and professional interest. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – A personal relationship or domestic situation must not be allowed to dictate what you do. A change may be in order, but it has to be what works for you.

with me slamming the door of my room and yelling, “I hate you! I wish you would die!” After I took a shower, I went over to my friend’s house for almost three hours. When I got home I learned that Dad had called the paramedics because Mom was having trouble breathing. She was taken to the emergency room. That was three days ago, and she’s still hospitalized in serious condition. Now I really feel terrible. I believe I’m the one who caused my mom to get sick. I’ve visited her twice, but I didn’t say anything about our huge fight. I do know she

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was glad to see me because she held my hand for a half hour and told me she loved me. I’m going to see her again tomorrow, and I’m going to apologize to her and tell her I didn’t mean what I said in the fight. That was a very cruel and stupid thing for me to say to my mother. She is a wonderful mom and I love her very much. I’m very much ashamed of myself. Why would I say these things to my mother when I didn’t really mean them? I’m basically considered to be a good kid from a good family. I’d like to say that the devil made me do it, but the devil’s not to blame; I am. – Sorrow-

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

ful, Nashville, Tenn. Ms. Sorrowful: We all occasionally say things we don’t mean when we lose our temper. When that happens, there’s only one thing we can do: apologize. The words “I’m sorry” and “I love you” go a long way in easing whatever pain your outburst may have caused. When you do apologize to Mom (with hugs and kisses) be sure to forgive yourself as well. She clearly has already forgiven you! • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg.net. He will answer as many letters as possible in this column.

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The parent body supplies useful data This week, we will have our annual glimpse at the English language bridge magazines. Each would be of interest to you and your bridge-playing friends. The monthly Bridge Bulletin is published by the American Contract Bridge League, the parent body of tournament bridge in the United States. There is also information about bridge in Canada and Mexico. Even if you never play duplicate, you will benefit from the instructive articles aimed at all levels. Today’s deal is based on one by Eddie Kantar. South is in two spades. The defenders start with three rounds of hearts. What happens after that? Some Norths would rebid one no-trump despite the spade singleton. This would work well when South has a weak hand with 5-4 in the majors. After the actual twoclub rebid, the heart fit would be lost, since a two-heart rebid by South would be fourth-suit game-forcing. Here, though, South rebids two spades, guaranteeing at least a six-card suit. Declarer ruffs the third heart, leads a club to the board and plays a spade to his king. West wins with his ace and does what? He should cash the diamond ace, then lead his last heart, which East should ruff with the spade 10. This effects an uppercut, giving the defenders three trump tricks for down one. Note that if West does not first cash the diamond ace, South can discard his diamond loser when East ruffs and loses only two spades, two hearts and that ruff. When trying for an uppercut, cash your side-suit winners first. Details are at acbl.org.


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BEARS EXTRA

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Bears 23, Ravens 20 (OT) Baltimore Chicago

10 7 0 3 0 – 20 0 13 0 7 3 – 23

TEAM STATISTICS Bal 23 317 41-174 143 2-7 4-47 0-0 17-31-2 3-19 4-44.3 2-0 5-46 35:41

First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Chi 18 319 26-104 215 1-0 3-32 2-24 19-31-0 2-1 6-38.7 2-0 13-111 30:38

PASSING

R. Rice J. Flacco B. Pierce J. Jones V. Leach RECEIVING T. Doss T. Smith D. Clark J. Jones R. Rice E. Dickson D. Thompson FUMBLES J. Flacco G. Gradkowski KICKING

CP/AT 17/31

YDS 162

TD 1

INT 2

ATT 25 4 10 1 1

YDS 131 20 18 4 1

TD 1 0 0 0 0

LG 47 11 8 4 1

REC 3 5 2 2 3 1 1

YDS 37 32 31 18 17 16 11

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

LG 16 13 17 9 12 16 11

FUM 1 1

LOST REC YDS 0 2 0 0 0 0

FG 2/2

J. Tucker PUNTING S. Koch KICKOFF RETURNS J. Jones E. Dickson K. Juszczyk PUNT RETURNS T. Doss J. Jones DEFENSE C. Graham J. Ihedigbo C. Canty M. Elam D. Smith L. Webb J. Smith A. Jones J. McClain J. Bynes T. Cody P. McPhee T. Suggs D. Tyson C. Upshaw

LG 52

XP PTS 2/2 8

NO 4

AVG I20 39.3 0

LG 51

NO 2 1 1

AVG 19 0 8

TD 0 0 0

LG 34 0 8

NO 1 1

AVG 4 3

TD 0 0

LG 4 3

T-A 8-0 5-1 4-0 4-1 4-2 4-0 3-1 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

SCK INT 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1.0 0 0.0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BEARS PASSING J. McCown RUSHING M. Forte A. Jeffery M. Bush J. McCown RECEIVING A. Jeffery M. Bennett M. Forte B. Marshall E. Bennett FUMBLES R. Garza A. Jeffery J. McCown KICKING R. Gould PUNTING A. Podlesh KICKOFF RETURNS M. Ford D. Hester D. Rosario PUNT RETURNS D. Hester DEFENSE Z. Bowman J. Peppers Ja. Anderson J. Bostic C. Conte M. Wright K. Greene T. Jennings C. Wootton D. Bass I. Frey L. Cohen C. Ozougwu

CP/AT 19/31

YDS 216

TD INT 1 0

ATT 18 3 3 2

YDS 83 17 5 -1

TD 0 0 0 0

LG 20 11 5 0

REC 7 2 5 4 1

YDS 83 48 42 42 1

TD 0 0 1 0 0

LG 18 43 14 16 1

FUM 1 1 0 FG 3/3

LOST REC YDS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 LG 46

“I thought [Lardarius Webb] had good coverage. It was a wellthrown ball in those circumstances. The tight end is a big man. He was kind of out of Lardarius’s reach, and made a nice play. – John Harbaugh on Martellus Bennett’s overtime catch

“It was definitely some backyard football going on. A lot of fun to play in those conditions, and even better to get out of here with a win.” – Kyle Long

“Marc [Trestman] made a comment, ‘When it’s breezy, swing easy’ before the game. It was funny because it’s so true.” – Josh McCown

XP PTS 2/2 11

NO 6

AVG I20 37.5 2

LG 51

NO 1 1 1

AVG 0 28 4

TD 0 0 0

LG 0 28 4

NO 1

AVG 0

TD 0

LG 0

T-A 9-0 8-3 7-1 5-0 4-1 4-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 2-2 2-1 1-2 1-0

SCK INT 0.0 0 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 1.0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

McCown leans on experience By JON STYF jstyf@shawmedia.com

McCown drove the Bears 60 yards to set up Robbie Gould’s game-winning 38-yard field goal on the back of a 43yard pass over the middle to tight end Martellus Bennett. “You have opportunities in life and rare opportunities to do something special ... We had that today,” said McCown, who has also spent time as a Christian motivational speaker. “Not to do something special individually, but to do something special together. ... It was a special drive.” At 34, McCown has seen a lot of things. Even things coach Marc Trestman hasn’t. Like a long delay during a football game. The closest Trestman had seen was a pregame

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CHICAGO – Josh McCown has seen the other side, living the life of a former NFL player. And maybe it takes that to appreciate the opportunity he currently has, filling in for an injured Jay Cutler as Bears quarterback. So he took all of his past and put it into some inspiration for his offensive teammates as they awaited their opportunity to beat the Ravens on their first overtime drive Sunday. On the sideline, he told them this was their chance to do something special. Then, they made it happen as

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Fans run to safety as storm rolls in

3 things that worked

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Ravens J. Flacco RUSHING

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Edge pressure – Julius Peppers had his best game of the season, recording 11 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss. David Bass had an interception for a touchdown off the opposite end, and neither Ravens running back got much of anything going east-to-west against the Bears.

Forte’s runs – Coming off his worst game of the season, Matt Forte carried the ball 18 times for 83 yards, an average of 4.6 yards a carry against one of the league’s better run defenses. He somehow made impressive jukes in the beaten-down Soldier Field turf during his 14-yard touchdown catch and run.

delay while coaching in the Canadian Football League. On Oct. 13, 2001, McCown was in Thibodaux, La., dealing with a 2½hour midgame lightning delay. After the restart, McCown led his Sam Houston State team on a game-winning touchdown drive in a 35-32 win. So on Sunday, unlike most of his teammates, McCown could say he had been there before when the weather delay arrived. McCown said he sat in front of his locker with his eyes closed, visualizing the rest of the game. Then he and several of the Bears’ offensive skill position players did a miniwalkthrough as Trestman looked on. They stayed focused, made the

most of their time and, ultimately, won Sunday’s game by avoiding turnovers and driving the ball when they needed to. McCown said that, before the game, he looked to each team’s sideline at Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and Cutler and thought to himself, “Can I borrow someone’s arm?” But it turns out he had plenty of arm to win on a day when wind controlled much of what both teams accomplished, whipping so hard sideline to sideline in the third quarter that Trestman said his team couldn’t throw the ball. When he did get the chances, he made plays, finishing 19 of 31 for 216 yards and a touchdown but most importantly a win.

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Ball security – On a brutally windy day with rain and all the elements involved, McCown protected the football by not throwing an interception. Alshon Jeffery was able to recover his own fumble, and the Bears won the turnover battle 2-0.

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Pre-snap discipline – The Bears had committed one false start penalty on offense all season, and Martellus Bennett had two. They had two neutral zone infractions on defense and two other offside penalties that were declined. Michael Ford’s offside penalty on the opening kickoff of overtime could have been costly as well.

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First-half defense – The Ravens converted 5-of-8 third-down opportunities in the first half and gained 99 yards rushing, almost matching their season-best before halftime. They had 14 first downs in the first half and Ray Rice averaged 7 yards a carry.

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Red-zone offense – The Bears were 1 for 4 on converting red-zone opportunities into touchdowns, including a situation in the second quarter when they had first-and-goal at the Ravens’ two-yard line and threw three consecutive incomplete passes.

CHICAGO — One of the things we have learned about coach Marc Trestman since Bourbonnais is his emphasis on avoiding penalties. Until Sunday, the Bears were one of the best in the league. Then, against the Ravens, the discipline and focus we had seen all year was gone, making it that much more impressive the Bears got out of Soldier Field with a 23-20 overtime win. They entered the game with 40 penalties on the season, the fourth-fewest in the league, and committed 13 penalties for 111 yards, more than twice their previous season high of six. And, they had three other penalties declined. “We had too many penalties, too many pre-snap penalties today that really inhibited our ability to function as well as we would have liked,” Trestman said. Starting for Charles Tillman, Zack Bowman had five penalties (one was declined), including a horse-collar tackle on third down, allowing the Ravens to extend their fourthquarter drive. Martellus Bennett had two false start penalties. Corey Wootton and Julius Peppers each jumped into the neutral zone. Chris Conte got a defensive pass interference in the end zone. Brandon Marshall and Roberto Garza each commit-

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On fourth down on the Ravens’ final drive of regulation, the Bears blitzed but couldn’t get to Joe Flacco. He completed a pass to Dallas Clark, with Chris Conte on him, and the veteran Clark made a one-handed grab. The play gave the Ravens a first down, and they kicked the game-tying field goal later in the drive.

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Before the big throw to Bennett to set up the game-winning field goal, the Bears faced a third and 9 from their own 21-yard line. If they didn’t convert, the Ravens would have great field position. McCown stepped up in the pocket and found Jeffery for a 14-yard gain and the crucial first down.

Now what? Record: 6-4 What it means: Losses Sunday by the Lions and Packers mean the Bears are squarely in the NFC playoff hunt, and got out of an ugly, weird game with a victory. Next: The Bears are on the road for three of their next four games, starting Sunday in St. Louis against a Rams team also fighting for wild-card contention. – Kevin Fishbain, kfishbain@shawmedia.com

Kyle Grillot – kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Fans move to shelter Sunday in Soldier Field as severe weather move in to the area, suspending the Bears-Ravens game.

Bears’ special teams deliver clean end to escape with win on messy day But try being a member of the Bears’ special-teams trio with the game on the line. Try being long snapper Jeremy Cain or holder Adam Podlesh or kicker Gould. Each one had to be precise, even though better working conditions existed on Mars. The temperature was falling. The wind was howling. The ground

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Ray Rice’s longest run of the season was 14 yards, but he ripped off a 47-yarder on the Ravens’ first drive, helping set up his 1-yard touchdown. The play was a statement, and showed that the Bears’ run defense would struggle with the league’s most inefficient rushing attack.

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was mush. “It was like a pigpen out there,” Podlesh said. Fortunately, the group’s strategy was clearer than mud. Let’s start with Cain, the Bears’ rent-a-snapper who arrived in town about two weeks earlier to fill in for injured icon Patrick Mannelly. Cain hunched over the ball at the Ravens’ 20-yard line and quickly looked to improve his grip. “It was just a little damp because the ground was wet from all of the

ted holding penalties. Michael Ford’s offsides penalty on the opening kickoff of overtime cost the Bears 16 yards. When discussing quarterback Josh McCown’s performance, Trestman referred back to the penalties and why it was so important that McCown protected the football. “Even before [McCown] can be efficient, he’s got to take care of it. That’s really the No. 1 reason we were able to hang in the game with all the penalties that we had,” he said. “The penalties really hurt us. And they were penalties that we were in control of as much as anything. Pre-snap penalties that continued drives and put us back on offense.” Clutch Jeffery: Alshon Jeffery led the Bears in receiving with seven catches for 83 yards. Six of his receptions went for first downs, and three of those came on third down. Run ‘D’ struggles again: Ray Rice became the fourth starting running back this season to rush for his season-high total against the Bears. He had 131 yards on 25 carries, 57 yards more than his previous best this year. His 5.2-yard rushing average more than doubled his season average. Strong debut: Defensive end Cheta Ozougwu made an impact in his first game this season. He was elevated from the practice squad Saturday and got a strip-sack of Joe Flacco on fourth down. He also participated on the Bears’ kickoff teams.

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rain earlier,” Cain said. “So I kind of brushed it off.” And waited. Because, in addition to the field surface resembling a pigpen, the wind was gusting at speeds typically reserved for highway driving. Podlesh waited for the wind to catch its breath. When it did, he gave Cain the signal to snap the ball. “Realistically, we probably had three different types of wind conditions,” Podlesh said. “We had before we went in [for the delay],

we had after we went back out, and then we had after halftime. And it was three completely different days we had, windwise.” On this, the third day of a never-ending game, Podlesh caught Cain’s short spiral and placed the ball on the right side of the left hash mark of the Ravens’ 28-yard line. Before the Bears lined up for the snap, Podlesh had scouted the area for a patch of grass instead of a clump of mud, and this location met his requirements.

Now, it was up to Gould to finish the job. Ten times earlier in his career, Gould had kicked a game-winning field goal. Five of those times, the winning kick had come in overtime. But never like this. Not in this slop. Not with this wind. Gould approached the kick like a golfer hitting a tee shot into a crosswind. “I tried to play it off the right upright,” Gould said. “The ball was

probably moving about half a goal post [with the wind gusts].” Not this time, though. Remember how Podlesh waited for the gust to die down before the snap? Well, the gust never returned, at least not while Gould’s kick sailed through the air. So much for the half-a-goalpost theory. “That one, I think, moved 2 inches,” Gould said. Good enough. The kick barely sneaked inside

of the right upright. The Bears barely escaped with a victory. The NFC North standings barely are believable. But the Bears’ precision-driven specialists delivered a clean ending to a messy game. Knuckles.

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

It was a ball that never should have been thrown, but the kind Flacco tries with some regularity. But this win was more about what the Bears did do than what the Ravens didn’t. Perhaps most important to the Bears’ hopes for a stretch drive to an NFC North title – the Lions’ 37-27 loss at Pittsburgh leaves the two tied atop the NFC North again at 6-4 – was that Julius Peppers was the best player on the field again. It’s hard to know where he’s been for the better part of the season, or how much his dominant performance against the Ravens had to do with how horrible their O-line has been this year, but when he plays like he did against Baltimore, everybody else on the Bears defense is better. And he’s a game-changer. After his worst game of the season last week against the Lions, Matt Forte was a bell cow again, rushing for 83 yards on 18 carries for a 4.6 average while catching five passes for 42 yards with a touchdown. Then there’s the offensive line. Much like the unknown extenuating circumstances around Peppers’ game, without studying the tape it’s hard to know how much was Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson, Roberto Garza, Kyle Long, Jordan Mills and Eben Britton playing great and how much of it was the scheming Trestman and offensive line coach Aaron

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Ranch Style 3 BR Home. Eat in Kitchen, Living and Familiy Rooms. Huge Fenced-in Yard. Priced to sell at $89,900

CALL Marilyn Yamber

3 Bdrm Ranch with full basement. 1st Floor L Room plus F Room. UPDATED Furnace, C/A, Windows, Roof, Wiring,and alot more.Appliances included. $124,000 NOW REDUCED to $115,000

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

815-758-7368 Yamber Real Estate & Property Management

FOR SALE

SHOES - Boys/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 Slot Machine – Mecca Complete with 200 tokens, excellent shape $175 OBO 815-761-5843 SNEAKERS - Men's Boy's Sneaux Black Sneakers Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5 DeKalb. 815-739-1953

GUITAR ~ YAMAHA

6 string, accoustic, excellent condition! $300/obo 815-909-8905 UPRIGHT PIANO Kohler & Campbell, matching bench & many books. $375. 815-762-5880 Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527 Daily-Chronicle.com

COUNTRY LIVING with an EASY CARE LOT.

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR A GROWING BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR – INVESTOR

4BR, 2 Full Baths, REHABBED Home. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Over 22,000 sq. ft. -- 2 Phase Building – Loading Docks & Parking. Sycamore

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997


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Page B10 • Monday, November 18, 2013 Kingston 2 Bedroom Ranch

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. DEKALB ~ 1ST MONTH FREE!

Quiet 2BR, 1BA, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM 1 car garage, $595 plus utilities. 1 dog OK. Big yard, lots of light. Available now. 815-758-3154

DEKALB ~ 2 BEDROOM Clean, quiet residential building. Park-like setting, close to schools. 815-758-6580

DeKalb ~ 618 Leonard Ave. 2BR,1BA, W/D, basement, garage. Pets OK, avail 12/1, $850/mo, gas included. 815-501-8343

Dekalb: 2BR, 1.5BA, all appl., D/W, W/D, 1 car gar., patio, big yard, $975, 815-494-0861 DeKalb: Upper 1 BR Apt. Absolutely no smokers, Heat/Air, stove & refrig. Furn. $550/mo 1st mo & sec deposit. 815-758-4178

GENOA LARGE 2 BEDROOM A/C, W/D hook-up, no pets. Available Dec 1st, $700/mo. 847-683-3442

Kirkland 4-Flat, Nice 3BR

Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

MALTA 1 Mo Rent FREE!

Plano Beautiful, Upper 1BR Partially furnished, all utilites incl. No pets/smoking, $700m/mo + security. 630-552-1920

Rochelle Large Upper 3BR Heat paid. Formal dining, large kit, encl front & back porch, 2 car gar. $760/mo, 1st, last, sec with small pet dep, no smkg. 815-757-1045

ROCHELLE ~ 2 BEDROOM

Remodeled, available now. Clean and quiet, $550/mo. 815-758-6580 ~ 815-901-3346

SYCAMORE ~ 2BR, 1BA

Within walking distance of downtown, parks and schools. 1st/last/sec. 630-854-6161

WATERMAN UTILITIES INCLUDED 2 Bedroom,1 bath $790 1 Bedroom, 1 bath $650 Walk to schools and downtown, Housing Authority accepted. 310 N Elm, Waterman IL just south of DeKalb. 630-205-7078

Cortland: TH, 3BR, 2.5 car gar., 1.5BA, $1200/mo. 815-994-1730 SYCAMORE - 3 Br 1.5 Bath 2 Story Full Bsmt Townhome - $875 OR 3 Br 2.5 Bath 2 Story Full Bsmt 2 Car Garage Duplex-$1150. No Pets - Smoking. 815-895-2684

Sycamore 2BR, C/A, near North Grade School, gar., bsmnt, appl., very clean, 1st, last, security, no pets/smoking 815-517-1018

All appl, lrg yard, bsmt, pole bldg. NEW INTERIOR, $1200. No pets/smoke 815-762-4730 DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Available Now. Quiet, residential area, walk to downtown. Appl incl. 815-758-6580 DeKalb – 2BR 723 N. 6th CA, W/D, DW, garage. 3BR 1106 S. 2nd -All amenities. 1010 Davy pet friendly. 815-895-6357 DEKALB 3-4 Bedroom Ranch Style, basement, garage, all appliances, NO Smoking, No Pets, $1200. 815-758-0591

DeKalb. 3BR. Fenced yard. Deck. W/D, Stove, Fridge. Close to shopping. $825/mo+utils. 304-359-0788 DeKalb. Large 4BR, 2BA home. st 842 S. 1 Street. Large yrd, bsmnt, W/D hook-ups. $1095/mo+utils. 815-758-4615 or 815-375-4615

Genoa: 2BR, 1BA, attch. gar., Asking $1100/mo.+ utilities Call 815-761-8488

Sycamore 3BR, 2.5BA Luxury TH Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, W/D, attached garage. $1195/mo + deposit. 815-501-5126

SYCAMORE - 3BR 1.5BA House Large Yard, Garage, Quiet Street 421 Home Street, $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

Great location! 2BA, 2 car garage, skylights, appl, W/D, C/A, $935. No pets. 815-758-0123

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

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 DeKalb 2, 3 & 4BR Duplexes With attached 2 car garage. 1 mo security & 1st mo rent. Move in before winter! Call 815-758-8045 or Stop In: Eden's Garden Apts 2355 Williams Way, DeKalb DeKalb – ½ Duplex, 4BR, 3BA, 2 car garage, large yard. Drive by 1424 Moluf St. $1250/mo 1st/lst/sec 815-739-6170

PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF AUDIT REPORT OF DEKALB PARK DISTRICT The DeKalb Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period March 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013 has been made by SIKICH LLP, and that a report of such audit dated September 6, 2013 has been filed with the County Clerk of DeKalb, in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at the DeKalb Park District's Administration Office, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, except for holidays. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 18, 2013.)

DeKalb 3BR, FR With Fireplace Gar, workshop, sunroom, $895. ALSO 3BR, attach gar, $775. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730

SYCAMORE 2 bedroom townhouse for rent. 1 1/2 bath, 1 car attached garage, washer/dryer. $800/month plus 1 month security deposit and utilities. Call 630-774-2403

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SYCAMORE – 1 BEDROOM 1 BR 1 Ba lower level apt by High st and walnut in Syc $625 + utilities (50% of Gas gas/water) 1st / last security. No pets. 630-918-1069

3BR, 1.5BA, Near I-88 & NIU Sycamore - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 1611 Maness Ct. $625/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Big yard, prkg, water & garb paid. W/D hookup, $750/mo + electric + sec, no dogs. 630-359-3474 2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $650/mo. 815-562-7368 Malta- Cozy 1 BD Upper, off street parking. Non-smoker. Utilities included in rent. Malta- 2 BD ground floor W/D hook-ups 815-981-8117

Garage, basement, large lot. River view, appl, W/D, $900/mo + sec. Agent Owned 815-784-6388

Sycamore. 22X29' Shop/Storage 9' overhead door. $400/mo. Heat & Electric incl. J&A RE 815-970-0679

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

OFFICE SPACE: 151 W Lincoln Hwy (between Castle Bank & American Liquors). Approx 400sq. ft., 2 separate rooms nicely decorated. $425/month, all utilities included. Parking lot adjacent to building. Available Dec. 1. (815) 787-3519

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