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By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SYCAMORE – Sycamore resident Lee Newtson didn’t wait for authorities to assess all the damage a tornado caused in

Washington before heading to the town of 16,000 east of Peoria. A veteran of disaster sites, Newtson knows what is needed. He has worked at ground zero in New York City and in the tornado-ravaged communities of

Joplin, Mo., Ridgeway and Harrisburg, Ill., and Bethel Acres, Okla. “They are pretty well organized in Washington. My contacts there told me they are doing another sweep this morn-

ing,” Newtson said Monday. “I’ll probably be working with families to help them get paperwork to the proper agencies and helping them look through debris for their important papers.”

He’s not going to Washington empty-handed, either. Newtson said his truck is about three-quarters full with cleaning supplies and food donated by Pat Hill at Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville. “She always packs a lunch for me, too,” he said.

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Corruption fears boost Philippine headaches By NICK PERRY and OLIVER TEVES The Associated Press

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A construction worker stands in the Kishwaukee River as he helps guide a crane operator Friday as they work on the Five Points Road bridge in Kingston.

Bridge construction funding a weighty issue By ANDREA AZZO DeKALB – Building and repairing bridges are expensive projects, so local officials are crossing that bridge before they come to it. There are four bridges in DeKalb County that are undergoing repairs or complete replacement: the Lee Road and Pritchard Road bridges in the Squaw Grove Township, the Five Points Road bridge in Kingston and the Shabbona Grove bridge in Shabbona. None of these projects is inexpensive. The Five Points Road bridge – the one being replaced – will cost $2.5 million, said Nathan Schwartz, county engineer. Complete replacements typically cost between $300,000 to $1 million, Schwartz said, but the Five Points Road bridge is more expensive because it includes a sidewalk to one side of the bridge. As county officials plan to replace the Keslinger Road bridge in Afton Township next year, thanks to a $900,000 court settlement, they acknowledge that most other local bridge projects must wait for enough local property taxes and gas taxes to accumulate. Both those funding sources have been decreasing with local property values and improved vehicle fuel efficiency, while construction costs are increasing. State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, said proposed legislation to change the system has failed to pass. The Transportation Illinois Coalition proposed a state tax for all cars, including hybrids and electric cars, to fund bridge and road repairs. “They had a creative proposal, but with the climate right now, people just don’t want to support any taxes,” Pritchard said. “That’s where the proposal fell on deaf ears.” When officials don’t have money to upgrade or repair local bridges, they limit the weight allowed to cross them. There are three bridges in the county which have a weight limit lower than the nearby road’s weight limit: two sister

TACLOBAN, Philippines – When a newspaper for Filipino workers in New Zealand told readers how to donate to the typhoon relief effort in their homeland, it mentioned agencies like the Red Cross but not a list of government bank accounts that the Philippine Embassy had sent over. “I’m not going to mince words,” said Mel Fernandez, the editorial adviser for the Filipino Migrant News. “We would like every cent to reach those poor people there rather than getting waylaid.” Corruption is a concern after any major natural disaster, as millions of dollars in cash and goods rush in from around the world. But those worries are especially acute in the Philippines, where graft has been a part of life for decades. The government of President Benigno Aquino III, who has made fighting corruption a priority, is promising full transparency in reconstruction spending in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda. It announced Monday that it has established a website called the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub where funds given by foreign donors can be tracked. “There’s an urgent call now for us to monitor the movement of foreign aid funds for Yolanda so they will go exactly where they’re supposed to: to the survivors of the typhoon,” Undersecretary of Budget and Management and Chief Information Officer Richard Moya said in a statement.

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A crane is used to place steel sheeting for a cofferdam in the Kishwaukee River.

For more information Construction completion for current bridge projects depends on the weather. For updates, visit bridges on South Paw Paw Road in the Paw Paw Township and a bridge on McNeal Road in the Franklin Township. This forces heavily-loaded trucks to divert around those bridges. “Other bridges [that] have a weight limit [are] in line for replacement, but we can’t do it,” Schwartz said. “We don’t have the money to replace these bridges after 50 years.” Federal construction money is used only

under certain conditions, Schwartz said. Whenever officials want to use that money, they need to fill out a lot of paperwork, Schwartz said. Eighty percent of the Five Points Road bridge replacement funding is from federal dollars. The rest will come from a combination of motor fuel taxes and property tax money. Perry Jungels, Squaw Grove Township road commissioner, is overseeing the projects for the Lee Road and Pritchard Road bridges. He said he gets by with the funds he has by saving money over several years. The road commissioners before him set up an account for bridge projects, which he still uses.

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A plea for help in SOS is painted on a road in an aerial view from a U.S. Navy Sea Hawk helicopter Monday over San Jose, the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands Nov. 8 in the eastern Philippines.

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Annie Glidden is shown in her alfalfa field behind the farmhouse where she resided at 217 Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. With her is nephew Glidden Switzer, whom she raised after his mother died in childbirth.

Annie’s farm home has long history DeKALB COUNTY LIFE Barry Schrader DeKalb’s iconic Annie Glidden (1865-1962) was buried in Fairview Cemetery just 51 years ago last month, while her farmhouse at 217 Annie Glidden Road (next to the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center) has survived for 112 years. But it may not last much longer. John Glidden built the stately cream-colored brick house, using bricks that had been hauled by ox cart from Milwaukee. It is designed in the late vernacular Greek Revival style, also known as an “I-house” in American architecture, according to DeKalb historian Steve Bigolin who wrote about it in his book “Landmarks of the Barb City.” Glidden’s sister Annie took possession of the house sometime after earning a degree in agriculture from Cornell University and lived there from 1910 to 1930, except for a period she spent in Wyoming. During her years on the farm she became known for her “progressive agricultural practices, experimenting over the years in the growing of fancy asparagus, raspberries, alfalfa and corn,” according to Bigolin’s book. Her sister Cora (Glidden) Switzer died in childbirth in 1903, so Annie raised her nephew, named Glidden, as her own, although she never married. The boy died at age 13 in a tragic drowning accident at a lake in Wisconsin. The house was sometimes the setting for gatherings of the Library Whist Club which Annie had founded as a means to support the purchase of books for the fledgling city library. The club continues to this day, 115 years later, but they now play duplicate bridge, instead of the original whist. Bigolin also relates a story about the dinner parties Annie was fond

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Annie Glidden’s former house at 217 Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb has an uncertain future. of hosting in her home. Guests were invited out back to the chicken coop to select the bird they would like for dinner, then informed they would have to help kill and dress it for frying. This humorous remembrance came to Bigolin from the late Michael Malone, longtime owner of Malone’s Department Store in DeKalb. In 1934 the house was sold to the Burt Oderkirk family which kept it until 1977. At that time it was threatened with destruction for a proposed shopping center development and the Northern Illinois University Foundation stepped in to purchase the residence and carriage house with 5.6 acres around it for $250,000. They raised much of the money from local residents and companies, their names now listed on a stone marker in front of the house. Gayle (Oderkirk) Wueri, niece of Burt and Allene, said she remembers the house well. It had a large fireplace in the living room and her parents

were married there on Christmas Day, 1934. The matching cream-colored brick carriage house behind it was later converted into an apartment for her cousins Dean and Ellen (Oderkirk) Froellich. Once the house became the property of the NIU Foundation, there were multiple occupants as various departments and functions were temporarily housed there. But after years of “benign neglect,” the future of the venerable old house is uncertain. More details on its status, condition and university plans will be discussed in a follow-up column next week.

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Despite surge, many don’t see a stock bubble By KEN SWEET The Associated Press NEW YORK – Is the stock market due for a pullback? The Dow Jones industrial average has surged 900 points since early October and crossed the 16,000-point threshold Monday. IPOs are hot again. Small investors, stirred from their post-recession daze, are coming back to stocks. And it’s been more than two years since the market has had a significant slump. Those trends have raised concerns of a stock bubble. They shouldn’t, money managers say, because even with the broader market’s 26 percent jump this year, stocks aren’t overpriced yet. “Stocks are not cheap, but that does not mean that the stock market is expensive,” says Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist with Blackrock. The ratio of stock prices to projected profits for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is 15, according to data from FactSet. That’s slightly below the average of 16.2 over the past 15 years and far below the peak of 25 in late 1990s and early 2000s. Underneath the rally, most of the fundamentals of this market remain solid. Corporate profit margins are


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A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average above 16,000 Monday. The DJIA crossed 16,000 points for the first time early Monday and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index crossed 1,800 points. near historic highs and profits are expected to keep rising. There are no signs the U.S. economy, which is still recovering from the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, will slip back into a downturn. All that leaves investors with conflicting feelings. Few see the stock market as attractive as it was at the beginning of the year, but fewer see an alternative where they should put their money. Bonds are down 2.1 percent this year, according to the benchmark Barclays U.S. Aggregate bond index. Cash

has a near-zero return in money market funds. Gold has dropped 24 percent. “It’s hard to say stocks are expensive when you compare them to any other asset class,” says Brian Hogan, director of equities at Fidelity Investments. “The other options are simply not attractive.” Bubble or no, there are some signs that stocks are getting pricey. Individual investors have been returning to the market, often a sign that stocks are reaching their peak. Individual investors poured $167 billion into stock mutual funds this year, according to data from Lipper. In comparison, large institutional investors like hedge funds, pension funds, endowments and insurance companies have only put in $111 billion. When stocks are valued using an adjusted price-to-earnings ratio developed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, they seem even more expensive. Shiller’s adjusted price-to-earnings ratio averages out the S&P 500’s earnings over 10 years, to smooth out the volatility that comes from the booms and busts. Using Shiller’s formula, stocks are currently trading at 24.4 times their previous 10 years’ worth of earnings, well above the historic average of 16.5 going back to the year 1881.

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8BRIEF Toronto council strips mayor of most powers TORONTO – Amid cries of “Shame! Shame!” scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his meaningful powers Monday after a heated City Council debate in which he argued with members of the public, charged hecklers and knocked a councilwoman down. Ford called the move a “coup d’etat” and vowed an “outright war” in next year’s mayoral election. – Wire report


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Guilty plea in DeKalb domestic battery

County power outages remain By DEBBIE BEHRENDS DeKALB – By Monday evening, only about 460 DeKalb County household were without power after Sunday’s storms, which originally knocked out power for about 13,500 households, ComEd spokesman Paul Callighan said. The storm damage was widespread throughout the county, but by mid-morning Monday, the largest outage was in the Steward area, around Interstate 39 and Steward Road, he said. “We have about 20 poles down in that area,” Callighan said Monday morning. “We’re working to get an emergency generator to get power back to Steward, and starting work to rebuild that pole line.” Malta Elementary School was closed Monday because of a power outage in that community. DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jim Briscoe said a last-minute decision was made to close school because ComEd could not predict when the power would be restored. “We just couldn’t take the chance we wouldn’t have power,” Briscoe said. “We serve hot lunch at Malta, and electricity

is needed for the restrooms. We’ll just go from there if we need to make up the day.” Public works department personnel in DeKalb and Sycamore say their communities were spared serious damage. “We’re cleaning up a couple of trees that went down, and we have some traffic signal heads that were spun,” said Mark Espy, DeKalb’s assistant public works director. “We’re doing a complete review to be sure all are aligned correctly. We had some minor street flooding because of catch basins covered with leaves.” In Sycamore, crews are clearing sidewalks blocked by debris, Sycamore Public Works Director Fred Busse said. They’ll also pick up storm debris left at the curb through Monday or next Tuesday. “We had one or two streetlights knocked over, but the damage was light,” Busse said. Genoa Public Works Director Rich Gentile and Larry Hake, Sandwich public works superintendent said their departments saw nothing more serious than a lot of leaves and small limbs. “We were pretty fortunate,” Hake said. “We had nothing serious. We had a few limbs down and we had to clean out catch basins. That’s about it.”


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TOP: Damaged utility poles are seen Monday along Route 23 south of Gurler Road. LEFT: A tree damaged by Sunday’s storms is on the ground Monday on the 500 block of Grove Street in DeKalb.

Two judges worry cameras in court hurt defendants The ASSOCIATED PRESS WHEATON – Two DuPage County judges said they’re worried a pilot program that allows cameras in the courtroom may hurt defendants’ ability to get a fair trial. Judges George Bakalis and Kathryn Creswell said that they’re concerned that too much of the coverage might erode the presumption of innocence that defen-

dants are entitled to. “Some of the things I’ve seen so far seem to concentrate on just pictures of accused defendants in prison garb and cuffs,” Bakalis said. “I think that’s a problem for the presumption of innocence, which accompanies each of these cases unless a jury decides otherwise.” Creswell said she’s concerned enough that she’s

8LOCAL BRIEFS DeKalb resident burned in kitchen fire DeKALB – A DeKalb resident received first-degree facial burns during a kitchen fire about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. DeKalb firefighters found smoke and fire around a stove in the kitchen in the 700 block of Regent Drive in DeKalb, according to a news release from the DeKalb Fire Department. They used fire extinguishers and determined the fire started accidentally because the stove was unattended. The fire caused about $9,000 in damage, the news release states. – Felix Sarver

DeKalb police investigating attack DeKALB – DeKalb police are investigating an incident in which six to eight men attacked a man on West Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb. The victim suffered minor injuries after the attack about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Lt. James McDougall said. Initial 911 reports indicated the group used baseball bats and chairs in the attack, but the victim did not

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see either items and evidence at the scene did not suggest they had been used, McDougall said. The suspects had fled by the time police arrived, McDougall said. Police were continuing to investigate the incident Monday evening.

Logo contest underway for DeKalb Tattoo DeKALB – DeKalb Tattoo Company, in collaboration with a Northern Illinois University class, is holding a contest for a company logo. Submissions can be sent to through 5 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. Five finalists will be chosen, and then the winner will be decided through a poll on the DeKalb Tattoo Company’s Facebook page. The first-place winner will receive a $100 certificate for DeKalb Tattoo Company, while secondand third-place winners each will receive $50 certificates. Nick Misting opened DeKalb Tattoo Company in September at University City Shopping Center, 817 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. For more information, see or call 815-901-0024. – Daily Chronicle

issued what amounts to a blanket denial for further requests for cameras in the courtroom until she’s convinced “my impressions are incorrect.” Cameras have been allowed to record proceedings as part of a state Supreme Court pilot program launched last year and so far more than 30 counties across the state have signed up to participate.

“I think the expectation or the goal is that, as cameras in the courtroom become more frequent that more and more judges and more and more other stakeholders will see that some of the fears they may have do not exist or can be minimized,” said Joe Tybor, a spokesman for the Illinois Supreme Court. “I don’t think resistance from judges was unexpected. It’s understandable because

it’s change, and change will meet resistance.” For his part, Bakalis said he’s not ready to write off the cameras entirely, especially if the requests involve cases beyond high-profile felonies. “I would like to see it used a little more widely than it is being used at the present time,” he said. “I’m not going to say I’m never going to do it.”

SYCAMORE – A 27-yearold man was released from jail Monday on probation after he admitted to hitting his pregnant girlfriend in the face in October. Under a plea agreement the girlfriend supported, Jermaine A. Green, of the Jermaine A. Green 600 block of South Kedvale Avenue in Chicago, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and was sentenced to 30 months probation and 90 days in jail. He served about a month in jail while the case was pending, and will finish the jail sentence in two month-long stints next year. He also was fined $500. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery and criminal trespassing. If the case had gone to trial, prosecutors would have proven that Green returned intoxicated to his girlfriend’s apartment in the 700 block of North Annie Glidden Road about 11 p.m. Oct. 20 and hit her in the face during an argument, prosecutors said. The girlfriend, who has since given birth to their child, suffered a swollen left eyebrow and bleeding lips, prosecutors said. Green also admitted to violating the terms of his nonreporting probation in a 2012 case. He was convicted of deceptive practice for submitting a bad check for $981 to a DeKalb bank on June 6, 2012, court records show. He was sentenced to probation in that case as well, which he will serve at the same time as the probation in the aggravated battery case.

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By DAVID MERCER and DON BABWIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – When a cluster of violent thunderstorms began marching across the Midwest, forecasters were able to draw a bright line on a map showing where the worst of the weather would go. Their uncannily accurate predictions – combined with television and radio warnings, text-message alerts and storm sirens – almost certainly saved lives as rare late-season tornadoes dropped out of a dark autumn sky. Although the storms howled through 12 states and flattened entire neighborhoods within a matter of minutes, the number of dead stood at just eight. By Monday, another reason for the relatively low death toll also came to light: In the hardest-hit town, many families were in church. “I don’t think we had one church damaged,” said Gary Manier, mayor of Washington, Ill., a community of 16,000 about 140 miles southwest of Chicago. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from one side of Washington to the other and damaged or destroyed as many as 500 homes. The heavy weather also battered parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and western New York. Back in Washington, Daniel Bennett was officiating Sunday services before 600 to 700 people when he heard an electronic warning tone. Then another. And another.

8OBITUARIES JOHN R. ‘DICK’ JOHNSON Born: Dec. 18, 1938, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Nov. 16, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. HOLCOMB – John R. “Dick” Johnson, 74, of Holcomb, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehab Center in DeKalb. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Sycamore, the son of John B. and Bernice (Barnes) Johnson. He married Karen Olson in 1960 in Sycamore. Dick was a member of Mayfield Congregational Church and the Sycamore Sportsman’s Club. He was a farmer and drove for DeKalb/O’Hare Limousine for more than 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Karen Johnson of Holcomb; six children, Cheryl (Lenny) Aska of Clare, John D “Doug” (Georgia) Johnson of Kingston, Paula Johnson of Sycamore, Pamela (Kevin) Huber of Sycamore, Benjamin (Regina) Johnson of Stillman Valley and Joanna Johnson of Sycamore; 14 grandchildren, Brandon Hess, Elizabeth Johnson, Alicia Johnson, Stephanie Huber, Brittany Huber, Brian Huber, Kyle Huber, Jack Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Alivia Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Nate Johnson, Jenny (Keith) Rayna and Stacey (Andy) Myers; three great-grandchildren, Wesley, Paisley and Rylee; brother, Steve Johnson of Clare; brother-in-law, Bob Carter; nephew, Jay; nieces, Julie and Renee; and great-nephew, J.T. He was preceded in death by his parents; several aunts and uncles; and sister, Sally. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and aides at Bethany Healthcare & Rehab Center for the wonderful, loving care given to Dick over the past three years. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Healthcare &

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An American flag still flies among storm debris as the sun rises Monday in Brookport. Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

Ill. survivors shaken by storms By JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Nestled among the quiet fields of corn and beans that dominate the southwest Illinois landscape, Joe Hoy’s llamas, ducks, rabbits and goats provided a cherished soundtrack for his neighbors and were a source of fascination for area children who would stop by to see them. The farm was gone in a flash Sunday, as one of several powerful tornadoes that touched down in Illinois and elsewhere in the Midwest raked the 80-year-old Hoy’s property near New Minden, killing him, his sister and their menagerie and destroying their house and fields. “Joe Hoy had a heart as big as all of the outdoors,” said Judy Harmening, whose own farm a quarter-mile away was left untouched. “We could sit on our porch and listen to the sounds that came up from that farm. We didn’t know what bird or animal it was, but I’ll miss that.”

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ARLENE J. STRATTON Born: Feb. 28, 1937, in Gulliver, Mich. Died: Nov. 17, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Arlene Joyce Stratton, 76, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at home. Born Feb. 28, 1937, in Gulliver, Mich., the daughter of John and Anna (Walker) Ring. Arlene was a 1955 graduate of Oregon High School and a 1958 graduate of Chicago Wesley School of Nursing. Arlene worked as a registered nurse for the Dixon State School; after moving to DeKalb, she became the assistant director of nursing, then director of nursing at DeKalb Public Hospital from 1969 to 1972. After retiring from that hospital, Arlene continued her medical career managing various physicians’ offices and Tri-County Health Care. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Stratton (John) White of Warrenville; sons, Sydney (Paige) Stratton Jr. of DeKalb and Steven (Kay) Stratton of Williams Bay, Wis.; brother, Earl Ring of Gulliver; sisters, Leona (John) Gailbreath of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Catherine (John) Beal of Leander, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and her children’s father, George Stratton Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford (Betty) Ring and Charles (Evelyn) Mann; and two sisters, Clara (Clifford) Benwill and Elenore (Harley) Brock.


Sunday’s tornadoes, which were notable for how destructive they were and how late in the year they struck, killed at least six people in Illinois and two others in Michigan and injured hundreds of others. The six deaths were the most from tornadoes on any November day in Illinois’ state history, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. In addition to the deaths of Hoy and his 78-year-old sister, Frances Hoy, three people were killed in Brookport, a town in Massac County, in Illinois’ southern tip. Another person was killed in Washington, a central Illinois city of about 16,000 residents where Mayor Garry Manier said hundreds of homes had been damaged or destroyed. The National Weather Service said the Washington tornado, like the one that flattened Hoy’s farm, had a preliminary rating of EF-4, meaning it had wind speeds of 170 to 190 mph. The state’s Emergency Management Agency said 150

The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Daysville Cemetery, Oregon. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Arlene Stratton Memorial Fund, or Kishwaukee College Nursing Scholarship, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit

BETTY ANN WALKER Born: Dec. 16, 1944, in Chicago, Ill. Died: Nov. 17, 2013, in Genoa, Ill. GENOA – Betty Ann Walker, 68, of Genoa, Ill., died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1944, in Chicago, Betty Ann was married to David Walker on May, 2, 1964, and they had four sons, all of whom they put through college and are graduates of Western Illinois University: David (Kelly) Jr. of Tinley Park, Michael (Barbara) of Wilmington, N.C., Todd (Amy) of Genoa and Dennis (Christina) of Pingree Grove. Betty also had 12 grandchildren, Theresa, Cassidy, Tyler, Andrew, Kendall, Logan, Lauren, Thomas, Sydney, Veronica, Reilly and Morgan. She also is survived by her brother, Ted Gerritsen of Tinley Park and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gysbert (Bill) and Yvonne Gerritsen; and her siblings, Robert, Gilbert and Dolores. Betty was a consummate mother

to 200 people were injured in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn declared portions of Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford counties to be disaster areas. He updated President Barack Obama about the damage and relief efforts in Obama’s home state during a phone call Monday, said Quinn’s spokeswoman, Brooke Anderson. Many residents of affected areas said they knew what was coming, having seen weather alerts on their television screens. But they still raced for shelter, with Harmening barely able to get her father, who uses a walker, into the house as the wind became fierce and the sky turned ominously gray. They didn’t quite make it to the basement. “There was no rain with it. We’re lucky we had 10 or 12 drops of rain,” Harmening said. Just seconds later, “the sun was shining, and there was a rainbow off to the east. It was the weirdest storm I’ve ever witnessed.”

and grandmother, whose hobbies included sewing, gardening, baking and volunteering. Her best talent was making friends and helping others. She worked for Dolton Park District and Walcamp Ministries. Betty was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa, and made many friends at the Genoa VFW. The family would like to thank everyone who assisted and supported Betty Ann in her time of need. They appreciate the kindness, compassion and friendship. Thank-you to Dr. AI Mardini for his professionalism and compassion. Her funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St., in Genoa, with the Rev. Melissa Meyers officiating. Burial will be at Genoa Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135, and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service at the church. Memorials can be made to Swedish American Cancer Center (www. medical_foundation/many_ways_ to_give/) or the American Cancer Society ( For more information or to leave a message of condolence, visit or call 815-784-5191. To sign the online guest book, visit

Tyrrion Kidd, 18, of the first block of Juniper Street, Cortland, was charged Monday, Nov. 11, with credit card fraud and identity theft. Dymetrius L. Town, 18, of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Nov. 10, with making a false police report. Roger A. Montes, 21, of the 300 block of Perry Court, Sycamore, was charged Sunday, Nov. 10, with criminal damage

to a vehicle. Brian D. Ottenhausen, 40, of the 100 block of John Street, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Nov. 10, with theft. Angelee N. Radloff, 21, of the 400 block of Preserve Drive, Genoa, was charged Sunday, Nov. 10, with retail theft. Edward R. Burton, 48, of the 200 block of Leah Court, Sycamore, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 12, with violation of an order of protection. Mark R. Stalzer, 23, of the 17200 block of South Lockwood Avenue, Tinley Park, was charged Sunday, Nov. 10, with fighting in the city. Alexander M. Stalzer, 27, of the 17200 block of South Lockwood Avenue, Tinley Park, was charged Sunday, Nov. 10, with fighting in the city.

Newtson uses pictures of families to tell their stories • VOLUNTEER Continued from page A1 Newtson has enough experience to know what he’ll likely encounter there, Hill said. “When he went to Oklahoma, he had to sleep in his car, and he ate the food I had packed for him,” Hill said. Hill said the store has been accepting toys for two different toy drives and they have a collection jar for needy families during the holiday season. “We just switched the money already collected to a more urgent need,” Hill said. “We will probably continue to collect money in case Lee goes back down there again,” she said. Newtson said he always seeks out a couple of families who have lost everything. He

gets a picture of them at the site where their homes used to be so he can tell their stories and collect funds and supplies to help them. “I get the information out to about 400 contacts from my email list and Facebook,” Newtson said. “The money goes directly to the families with no administrative costs.” Hill appreciates the direct approach, “It makes me feel good that I can give to someone who will get it to individuals in need.” Newtson said donations can be sent directly to him at 2535 Lilac Lane, Sycamore, IL 60178. People can also find his personal profile on Facebook to receive updates. “We’re all in this together,” he said. “We need to do whatever we can to help each other.”

How to help These sites are collecting items and taking donations to assist Washington residents affected by Sunday’s tornado. n Tri State Towing, 1438 Pleasant St., DeKalb, 815-7567597: Donations of clothing, diapers and other baby needs, personal hygiene items and nonperishable foods are sought to fill a trailer. Tri State Towing is open 24 hours. n Hair Productions, 815-7518012: Owner Jen Scott is accepting cash donations with

which she plans to purchase shampoo, conditioner and soap which she will have shipped directly from the beauty supply company. She also will accept donations of pillows which she will deliver to the community. Hair Productions is located in her Sycamore home; call for the address. n Heritage Woods of DeKalb, 2626 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, 815-787-6500: The staff is collecting hand sanitizer, water, work gloves and personal hygiene items.

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Outside political groups coalescing around Clinton a group staffed by former Clinton aides who intend to defend the former secretary of state and other potential 2016 candidates against Republican critics. Priorities USA Action, which ran searing ads against rivals of President Barack Obama to support his re-election, is discussing bringing onboard a former White House chief of staff under her husband. Ready for Hillary, formed after the 2012 elections, is working to keep grass-roots supporters around the country energized. And EMILY’s List, a group that has 3 million members and supports women candidates who back abortion rights, has been holding forums promoting the need to elect the America’s first female president. Democrats have highlighted polls showing that Clinton would be an early favorite for the party’s nomination if she sought the White House again. While this work goes on behind the scenes, Clinton has been staying in the public eye by traveling the country to

By KEN THOMAS The Associated Press WASHINGTON – As Hillary Rodham Clinton privately weighs a second White House run, pieces of the Democratic establishment are beginning to fall into place publicly to help her possible candidacy. Several super political action committees are collectively acting as an early de facto campaign organization to ensure Clinton is ready to compete vigorously if she decides to try again to become the first female president. They’re building a network without her direct consent. But she’s not objecting either, and some Democrats are interpreting that as encouragement to push forward in anticipation of a campaign. “There’s a lot of energy out there and it would be a mistake not to channel and use it as an opportunity to organize,” said Craig Smith, an adviser to Ready for Hillary. The super PAC American Bridge 21st Century has launched Correct the Record,

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after receiving the Liberty Medal on Sept. 10 during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. speak before trade groups and to party supporters. She also plans to release a book next year about her time at the State Department, giving her a platform to tour the nation before the 2014 midterm elections. Today, American Bridge and the liberal-leaning Media Matters plan to hold a daylong conference on in San Francisco, where about 80 prospective

donors and financial backers will hear from Smith, former Vice President Al Gore and Democratic strategists James Carville and Paul Begala, longtime advisers to former President Bill Clinton. Carville has promoted a potential Hillary Clinton candidacy, and Begala is a consultant to Priorities USA Action. An organizer of the San

Francisco conference is Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing company and a longtime friend of the Clintons who is also a finance co-chair of Ready for Hillary. Many donors attending the conference have pledged $100,000 or more to the two groups, which hope to raise $21 million by the end of 2013 and $25 million next year. Bill Clinton addressed a similar closed-door Media Matters/American Bridge conference in May in New York, where he thanked the organization for its efforts, according to a person who attended. Priorities USA has been in discussions with former Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina and with John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff under President Clinton, about roles with the super PAC, according to people familiar with the talks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to openly discuss the talks that Buzzfeed first reported.

More than 4 million people have been displaced, need food, shelter, water displaced and need food, shelter and water. The typhoon also wrecked livelihoods on a massive scale, destroying crops, livestock, coconut plantations and fishing boats. Several battered communities appeared to be shifting from survival mode to one of early recovery Monday. Markets were reopening, although with very limited

• TYPHOON Continued from page A1 More than $270 million in foreign aid has been donated to help the victims of the Nov. 8 typhoon, which killed at least 3,976 people and left nearly 1,600 missing, according to government figures updated Monday. More than 4 million people have been

wares. Some gasoline stations were pumping and residents were repairing damaged homes or making temporary shelters out of the remains of their old ones. “The darkest night is over but it’s not yet 100 percent,” regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda said. On Sunday, Aquino toured the disaster area and

promised to step up aid deliveries. Aquino said he was happy to see typhoon-battered areas slowly rising from the devastation. The aid effort remained daunting, he said, adding that the government is feeding about 1.4 million people a day. “One is tempted to despair,” Aquino told reporters in Alangalang town

in Leyte province, where he met with officials and survivors. “But the minute I despair, then everybody gets hampered in the efforts to get up.” Presidential spokesman Ricky Carandang said Aquino would stay for a second night in Tacloban city and visit more typhoon-battered towns on Tuesday.

Motorists need to watch bridge weight limits • BRIDGE Continued from page A1 “Each road commissioner tries to work with what we’ve got,” Jungels said. “Everybody wants more money, but you do with what you have to work with.” Meanwhile, Schwartz said motorists need to be mindful of bridge weight limits to prevent another bridge collapse. Keslinger Road bridge collapsed in 2008 after trucks too heavy for the bridge overwhelmed the eight timber piles holding the structure up. The bridge is expected to be replaced next year thanks to a $900,000 legal settlement with Enbridge Energy, which had overweight trucks crossing the bridge to build an oil pipeline. “As long as people obey the weight limits, [the bridges] should not collapse,” he said. “If someone drives illegally, there is always a risk. The weight limit signs are put up for public safety.”


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Businesses make plans for Thanksgiving By ANDREA AZZO DeKALB – For some local businesses, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year. Various markets and restaurants are offering specials for the holiday, including Inboden’s Meat Market in DeKalb, Country Store and Catering in Sycamore and Hillside Restaurant in DeKalb. “It’s a busy season because it brings the family together and brings food to the table,” said Nate Inboden, Inboden’s manager. “It’s

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hectic. It’s a science being able to crank out orders and to be able to have the staff to supply the demand.” Inboden’s will sell a Thanksgiving to-go dinner for $13.25 a person for at least 10 people. The dinner

includes a carved turkey from Ho-Ka Farms in Waterman with 80 percent white meat and 20 percent dark meat, choice of homemade sage stuffing or homemade cranberry stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, a green bean casserole, corn pudding casserole, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and jellied cranberries. Pre-orders must be made 24 to 48 hours in advance. Country Store and Catering is selling Ho-Ka Farm turkeys for $2.89 a pound, homemade bread stuffing, homemade desserts, pies and brownies, and cranberry

sell a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberries, butternut squash, salad, pies (such as pumpkin, pecan, Dutch apple and caramel apple), squash soup, homemade bread and muffins. For nonturkey eaters, the restaurant also will offer roasted prime rib, baked ham, salmon, a vegetarian portobello spinach lasagna and a vegan stir-fry. Nat’s on Maple in Sycamore and Jane Fargo Hotel’s Mitchel Lounge Restaurant in Sycamore will be closed on Thanksgiving.

orange relish. Customers will buy everything by the pound at the store. Turkey orders must be made before Nov. 25. Tom Ulrich, owner of Country Store and Catering, said Ho-Ka Farms has free-range turkeys that are naturally raised. “It’s all natural like your grandma used to do it,” Ulrich said. “I encourage families to go down to Ho-Ka Farms itself and pick up a turkey themselves.” Hillside Restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. They will

Allstate agency awards grants to fire, police departments Allstate agency owner Patrick Shafer of Sycamore received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others through community service. Because of Shafer’s volunteerism, the Allstate Foundation awarded $1,000 grants to the DeKalb Fire Department and Police Department. Shafer earned the grants by volunteering with the departments during National Night Out and other events where he and his staff distributed fire safety brochures and coloring books and disaster preparedness information and asked drivers to take the pledge to “X the TXT” and not to text while driving. Shafer and his staff have been active in promoting safety programs at community events since the July 1 opening of his downtown Sycamore Allstate agency. “This is a good example of one of the great partnerships we have formed,” DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said in a news release. The police department plans to use the money for a gun buyback program this fall or next spring, Lowery said. DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks said the fire department will proba-

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The Patrick Shafer Allstate Agency recently presented a $1,000 grant to the DeKalb Police Department. Shafer earned the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for outstanding volunteerism with the police department. Pictured (from left) are DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery, Community Relations Officer Chad McNett, Steven Latimer, Patrick Shafer and Kathy Guyer of Patrick Shafer Allstate Agency, and DeKalb Mayor John Rey.

The Patrick Shafer Allstate Agency recently presented a $1,000 grant to the DeKalb Fire Department. Shafer earned the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for outstanding volunteerism with the fire department. Pictured (from left) are firefighter Joe Wempy, Fire Chief Eric Hicks and firefighter Joe Cahill, Steven Latimer, Patrick Shafer and Kathy Guyer of Patrick Shafer Allstate Agency, and DeKalb Mayor John Rey.

bly use the grant money to purchase smoke detectors for homes that lack them or have nonworking ones. “We are proud to help the DeKalb

police and fire departments in any way we can to ensure that they can continue to perform their essential services to the community,”

relationship with these two fine departments, and we hope to earn the grants for them again next year and for many years to come.”

Shafer said in the release. “All of us at the Patrick Shafer Allstate Agency downtown Sycamore look forward to a long and continuing

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Genoa-Kingston High School ‘scores’ with bank promotion Heartland Bank and Trust Co. recently donated more than $4,500 to area schools from touchdowns scored by participating high school football teams. The Score with Heartland Bank program paid $25 for each touchdown made at a varsity home football game during the regular season and playoffs. “We strive to find ways to reach out to our local communities and give back. Through

our Score with Heartland Bank program, we are able to financially support local schools and create additional excitement for each touchdown scored,” Julia Yaklich, regional vice president of marketing, said in a news release. Proceeds were presented to Genoa-Kingston, Hampshire, and Huntley high schools and other local schools in their markets.

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Ronald G. Klein, founding partner of the law firm of Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis LLC has announced his retirement. Klein will remain with the firm in his “Of Counsel” status, but at the conclusion of 2013 he will retire from fullRonald G. time practice. Klein On Thursday, Klein was recognized as a Distinguished Counselor by the Illinois State Bar Association for 50 years of service in the practice of law. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in DeKalb County, serving local farmers, families, businesses, banks and organizations in a wide variety of areas. His professional accomplishments include first president of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, founding member of the DeKalb County Estate Planning Council, first president of the NIU Friends of the Library, and leadership in many more charitable and professional organizations. He retires with a long-standing “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbel, the highest rating available for an attorney. An open house to honor Klein will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Freight Room in Sycamore. All are welcome to stop by and share a memory with Ron.

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Melton attends pediatric seminars Teresa Melton of Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center Ltd., attended two seminars for pregnancy and pediatric care. The first seminar was Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Postpartum Care, with Debra Betts, international lecturer on

obstetrical acupuncture and author of “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth.” Strategies for prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum and pre-birth preparation were all discussed. Melton also attended First Adjustment, presented by Claudia Anrig, author of “Pediatric Chiropractic.” This seminar focused on chiropractic care for pre-conception, pre/postnatal care and pediatrics. Melton has studied chiropractic care for prenatal and pediatrics and has certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, as well as Webster Technique Certification.

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Immigration reform should focus skilled workers When American politicians get around to reforming their immigration laws, they tend to look backward. They seek to address immigration problems in the past rather than look ahead and set policy that will strengthen the nation in the future. That’s true, in my opinion, of the bipartisan majority that supported the immigration bill passed by the Senate last spring and of its most vocal critics. And it’s certainly been true of immigration legislation in the past. Start with the 1924 law, the first federal legislation to bar immigrants for reasons other than disease or inability to support themselves. The 1924 Act came 32 years after the opening of the Ellis Island immigration station in New York Harbor in 1892. That was a time that saw a sharp decline in immigration from northwestern Europe (Ireland, Germany, Scandinavia) and a huge increase in immigration from eastern and southern Europe. Many Americans worried that the Poles and Jews, Serbs and Slovaks, southern Italians and Greeks of the post-Ellis Island immigration could not be assimilated into American culture. In fact, institutions from public schools to Henry Ford’s citizenship classes were doing a good job of Americanization (Theodore Roosevelt’s word). But the 1920s Congress was worried that the urban Ellis Islander masses would change the national character. So they imposed quotas on immigration from countries in proportion to their share of American ethnic stock in the 1890 Census -- before Ellis Island immigration began. This turned out to make less difference than it might have, since immigration slowed below quota levels in the Depression-era 1930s and wartime 1940s. As a result, the nation missed out on contributions that might have been made by highly skilled people fleeing

VIEWS Michael Barone Nazism and Communism. The 1965 Immigration Act was passed to repeal the 1924 quotas and undo what advocates considered an injustice and a mistake. When asked whether there would be a flood of immigrants from Latin America and Asia, experts said no -- immigrants come from Europe. We know how that worked out. The family reunification provisions carried over from the 1924 Act (to propitiate Ellis Islanders who had become voters) opened the way for millions of Mexicans and other Latin Americans, while the porousness of the southern border let in millions of illegals. Congress tried to deal with this in the 1986 Act, which legalized illegals (about half took up the offer). But opposition to tamperproof identity cards from both Left and Right meant that sanctions against employers hiring illegals were toothless, and illegals kept coming. The 2013 Senate bill, like the failed 2006 and 2007 bills, provides for legalizing illegals, and there’s a consensus now that those brought in illegally as children who meet certain conditions (“dreamers”) should be legalized. But it’s not clear that the bill’s provisions for employer verification will be enough to deter future illegals. The bill’s opponents concentrate their fire by demanding tougher border security. But since 2007, net migration from Mexico to the United States has been zero. Mexican and other Latin immigrants got burned when housing prices collapsed in 2007-2008. They’d been given mortgages on

lenient terms, thanks to imprudent government policies. Their dream of accumulating wealth through ever-rising housing prices has been shattered. We’re unlikely to see mass Mexican and Latin migration of the magnitude of 1982-2007 again. The fixation on border security is backward-looking. A forward-looking immigration policy would focus on encouraging high-skill immigration, as Canada and Australia have done, by reserving slots for those scoring well on their point systems. With a “new normal” economy that includes many long-term unemployed and sluggish economic growth, we don’t need lots more low-skill people admitted through extended family reunification provisions. The Senate bill goes a little ways in the right direction by expanding H-1B visas sought by high-tech employers. But these tend to tie immigrants to employers who can pay below-market wages. More openings for high-skill immigrants could trigger one of those surges in immigration that I described in my recent book, “Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics.” A nation with sagging job creation and stagnating test scores could use a large infusion of entrepreneurs and engineers. Today’s America needs more job creators, not job seekers. Unfortunately, there is no strong lobbying force for such a forward-looking reform. The politicians once again seem to view the issue through the rearview mirror.

• Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

Five myths about John F. Kennedy’s assassination By LARRY J. SABATO The Washington Post Almost everyone who was alive Nov. 22, 1963, remembers where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. JFK was the youngest elected U.S. president and the youngest to die. The fascination with him is never-ending, as well as the enduring controversy surrounding his assassination. Let’s debunk some of the most pervasive myths.

1. The JFK-Nixon TV debates propelled Kennedy to victory. The four televised debates were the great innovation of the 1960 presidential race, and Sen. Kennedy’s impressive appearance and performance at the first one Sept. 26 gave his campaign a jolt of energy. But Vice President Richard Nixon stepped up his game in the remaining three, especially the final one on foreign policy. While polls were much less frequent in 1960 than today, Gallup has enough data to show that the JFK-Nixon matchup was close throughout. From mid-August onward, the candidates were essentially tied, before and after the debates. Any boost Kennedy got from the first debate disappeared before Election Day.

2. JFK was a liberal president. This view is widely held today, both because Kennedy is now associated with the civil rights movement and because his legacy is lumped together with those of his late brothers, the much more liberal Bobby and Ted. (The brothers followed Jack’s moderate lead while he lived, but became more openly progressive later on.) In reality, JFK was a cautious, conservative chief executive, mindful of his 1964 re-election bid after the squeaker of 1960. He was fiscally conservative, careful

about spending and deficits, and sponsored an across-the-board tax cut that became President Ronald Reagan’s model for his 1981 tax cut. While he was more conciliatory after the Cuban missile crisis, JFK’s early Cold War rhetoric was so hawkish that Reagan and other Republicans later quoted him at every opportunity to buttress their fight against communism. And Kennedy was so hesitant and timid about civil rights that he frustrated the movement’s leaders at virtually every turn until finally articulating a vision for equal rights in June 1963.

3. Kennedy was determined to land Americans on the moon. That’s how we recall it, because of JFK’s blunt declarations to Congress and the public beginning in May 1961, yet Kennedy actively considered alternatives. He actually wanted to send astronauts to Mars but had to be talked out of it because it was so impractical. Once he lowered his sights to our lunar satellite, Kennedy continued to have doubts because of the cost. “Why should we spend that kind of dough to put a man on the moon?” he asked NASA Administrator James Webb in September 1963. Kennedy even approached Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev about ending the superpower space race and establishing a Soviet-American partnership for a moon landing. Khrushchev responded favorably, and JFK mentioned it in his fall 1963 speech to the United Nations.

4. After the assassination, Lyndon Johnson adhered to JFK’s agenda. Johnson capitalized on Kennedy’s memory and cited JFK more than 500 times in public speeches, statements and news conferences – more than any other president except Bill Clinton – as he tried to shepherd his own agenda to congressional passage. LBJ sought to out-Kennedy Kennedy.

Take Johnson’s signature project, the War on Poverty. Right before JFK left for Dallas, an aide, Walter Heller, met with the president and proposed a program to combat poverty. Kennedy would consider signing off only on a pilot program in a few cities; he wanted no big-spending, budget-busting welfare subsidies. Heller met with LBJ the day after the assassination to revisit the issue. Johnson, with his hardscrabble background, loved the idea and immediately countermanded Kennedy’s cautious approach: “That’s my kind of program. It’s a people’s program. . . . Give it the highest priority. Push ahead full tilt.” The Vietnam War is an even better example. No one knows for sure whether Kennedy would have fully disengaged from Vietnam after his re-election, but almost no one believes that JFK, a wary incrementalist, would have committed 535,000 troops to Southeast Asia as Johnson did.

5. Fifty years later, we know everything we’ll ever know about Kennedy’s assassination. Even a half-century later, we don’t have the complete story. This is because many government documents remain classified and hidden. Reputable groups and individuals have estimated that there are 1,171 unreleased CIA documents concerning Nov. 22, 1963. The Center for Effective Government has even claimed that there may be more than 1 million unseen CIA records related to Kennedy’s assassination. No one can close the book on this subject without examining them.

• Sabato is director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. His latest book is “The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.”

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It seems Mother Nature never ceases to amaze with her ferocity. Her latest fury was unleased Sunday, when severe storms and tornadoes ravaged the Midwest. November tornadoes are a rarity around here. In Illinois, 194 tornado warnings have been issued in November since 1986, according to Tribune Newpaper’s Chicago Weather Center. Of those 194 warnings, 101 were issued Sunday. Eighty reported tornadoes across the country. Six confirmed deaths in Illinois. Up to 200 people injured in Illinois. Countless number of homes destroyed. On Monday, two of the For the record tornadoes that touched down had preliminary If you have the means, ratings of EF-4, with wind please consider helping speeds between 170 and those who are suffering 190 mph. Those twisters at the hands of Mother wreaked havoc on southern Nature. Illinois near New Minden and on central Illinois near Peoria in Washington. Closer to home an EF-2 tornado ripped through Grundy County near Coal City. Wind speeds there reached between 111 and 135 mph. Thankfully, DeKalb County was spared the destruction seen across the state. But our hearts and thoughts go out to those were not as fortunate. If you’d like to help fellow Illinoisans as they begin cleaning up after Sunday’s storms, here’s how: • The Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross is mobilizing teams of volunteers to help those affected by the tornadoes. It says financial donations are the best way to help. You can donate money by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visiting online. Tell them you want your donation to go to the central Illinois tornado response. • The Salvation Army is accepting donations to help provide relief supplies. You can make donations online by visiting, by texting STORM to 80888 and replying YES to confirm your donation of $10, or by sending a check designated “November Tornadoes” to: Attn: November Tornadoes, The Salvation Army, 10 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016-6000. • The Heroes Memorial Foundation ( is accepting donations to assist current or retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personel, military members or family members who are victims of this disaster. If you have the means, please consider helping those who are suffering at the hands of Mother Nature.


Military justice a joke under chain of command If it were mostly men being raped in our military, it’s hard to imagine the Pentagon fighting for its farcical in-house prosecutions, in which perpetrators are almost never punished. But that’s where we stand today, as one in five women serving our country suffers sexual assault, and fewer than 6 percent of their attackers are brought to justice. The need to remove these cases from the military chain of command is clear. Yet Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is still facing an uphill battle to pass this reform, thanks to stiff opposition from the Pentagon. As the Senate prepares to take up the issue in coming weeks, she’s taking her case to the public. Sexual assault cases should be tried by impartial military prosecutors, she argues, instead of allowing the accuser’s commander to oversee the investigation and decide whether anyone should be charged. That’s basic common sense. Yet top brass refuses to budge. In response, she invited former U.S. Marine Ben Klay, the husband of a rape victim, to testify on Capitol Hill last week. His wife, Ariana Klay, was a Marine herself, and an Iraq War veteran – but whose perspective do you think carries more weight with these military men? Ben Klay described how his wife was assigned to the commander of an elite Marine Corps unit who said she deserved whatever harassment she got because she wore makeup and running shorts. Klay recalled finding himself seated in a room beside one of his wife’s rapists, who was granted immunity so he could testify that he and his accomplice were innocent. Even when Klay was called to testify, not a single question was asked to help prosecute the attackers, he said. That’s what passed for justice for his wife. “I’m lucky I married someone so strong,” he said, choking up as Gillibrand and Sen. Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, stood by. “Even though she still suffers.” And as long as we require military commanders to prosecute their own top warriors, that’s what will pass as justice for every other victim, too. Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger

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The Bears are better than the sum of their parts, writes columnist Hub Arkush. PAGE B2

SECTION B Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •




NFL determined to put fans first after the storm CHICAGO – As powerful as fans and even rival sports leagues believe it to be, even the NFL can’t do anything about the weather. Yet about 24 hours after the Bears closed out a dangerous afternoon at Soldier Field in light rain with a 23-20 overtime win against visiting Baltimore, more than a few people in the Windy City still were shaking their heads. And not just because of dropping temperatures and still-gusting winds that lingered across the Chicago area Monday – remnants of a late-season storm that spawned tornadoes. Instead, many wondered why Sunday’s game kicked off at its scheduled noon start time, with the threat of lightning, high winds and a torrential downpour bearing down on the stadium. “Because there’s so many moving pieces, we always try to play games as scheduled. Between our broadcasters and all the other logistics involved, we’re trying to put them on for the widest possible audience,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “But we’d never endanger our fans or our players, officials or stadium. That’s always concern No. 1. “And as soon as the potential for severe lightning became apparent, we took steps to get everybody out of harm’s way.” – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Colorado, 8 p.m., WGN The circus has invaded United Center, so the Hawks begin a seven-game trip in Denver and won’t have another home game until Dec. 3. Also on TV... College football Kent St. at Ohio, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s basketball Vanderbilt at Butler, 5 p.m., FS1 North Dakota at Wisconsin, 7 p.m., BTN Memphis at Oklahoma St., 7 p.m., ESPN Bucknell at St. John’s, 7:30 p.m., FS1 Pro hockey Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Soccer Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, second leg, Sweden vs. Portugal, 1:30 p.m., ESPN2 Men’s national teams, exhibition, United States vs. Austria, 1:30 p.m., NBCSN Men’s national teams, exhibition, England vs. Germany, 2 p.m., FS1 Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, second leg, New Zealand vs. Mexico, midnight, ESPN

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Monica Maschak –

DeKalb senior Akim Suraji – the 2013 Daily Chronicle Boys Soccer Player of the Year – helped lead the Barbs to conference and regional championships by scoring 27 goals and dishing out 11 assists this season.

Ghana import gives Barbs scoring punch they needed

All-Area First Team Arsim Azemi Kaneland, senior, midfielder Jack Bullard H-BR, sophomore, midfielder William Crozier Genoa-Kingston, senior, midfielder Trevor Freeland DeKalb, junior, midfielder Danny Hansen G-K, senior, defender Dylan Hottsmith DeKalb, senior, forward Uriel Ortega G-K, senior, midfielder Anthony Parillo Kaneland, senior, midfielder Tom Sanders Hinckley-Big Rock, senior, defender Akim Suraji DeKalb, senior, forward Sean Woodford DeKalb, senior, midfielder

• First-team player capsules and second-team selections on Page B4.


Countdown to kickoff


kim Suraji has a bright smile that he uses plenty and a gregarious side to his personality, but fitting into his new environment at DeKalb was difficult for a few months last year. A few students were curious to learn more about the new student from Ghana after he moved in early in the 2012-13 school year, too late to join the soccer team, and he finally made a few friends, most of whom graduated or left school after the school year. But it wasn’t until the lightning-quick, technically gifted forward joined the soccer team this season that he really began to find his place at DeKalb. “I was the new African kid [last year]. I got to talk to some people, but I don’t talk much,” the senior said. “I had seniors who were my friends. The friends that I have now are pretty much the soccer people. Now, I know a lot of people.” On the DeKalb soccer team, Suraji


IHSA state football championships at NIU’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Fact of the Day: 10 – Most state championships won by a single coach. Mt. Carmel’s Frank Lenti won 10 titles between 1988 and 2012.

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to found a place to fit in, and he gave the previously defensive-oriented Barbs the goal-scoring punch they needed to take the next step.

Suraji helped lead the Barbs to conference and regional championships by scoring 27 goals and dishing out 11 assists, and his vibrant play made him this year’s Daily Chronicle Player of the Year. Fellow DeKalb forward Dylan Hottsmith also was considered for the award. “He immediately put his stamp on our team that he was going to be a player that we were going to be very successful with,” coach Brent McIntosh said. “We had a tremendous amount of confidence in the kids that were coming back that we were going to have a good season. What Akim helped us with was having that dynamic piece that really good teams have and I think can rely on.” But in the same way his personality slowly came out over his time at DeKalb, his ability to completely change a soccer match took a few games to show itself. Suraji performed well in preseason scrimmages and contributed to some early season wins, but McIntosh marks

See SURAJI, page B4

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T’wolves top Cogs in opener Coach Tuke chasing dream to be top dog By ANTHONY ZILIS

GENOA – Indian Creek girls basketball coach Paul Muchmore wasn’t surprised Genoa-Kingston focused on sophomore Josie Diehl in Monday’s 51-36 win – Muchmore said he’d do the same thing if he were the opposition. But he also knows he has the players to take advantage of the open spaces left when opponents double-team the Daily Chronicle all-area center. Junior Emma Goodrich scored 16 points in the season-opening win, when the Timberwolves (1-0) pulled away late in the second half. “She took the opportunity to kill them on the weak side because they were focusing so much on Josie,” Muchmore said. “I think every team that we play is going to key on Josie. … Emma stepping up and making those shots and scoring will hurt teams that do that and give us more opportunities later on.”


Rob Winner –

Indian Creek’s Emma Goodrich (right) scores and draws a foul during the second quarter of the Timberwolves’ season-opening 5136 victory against Genoa-Kingston on Monday night in Genoa. The Cogs (0-1) hung pointfor-point with the Timberwolves for much of the game. Freshman point guard Julie Galauner sank three firsthalf 3-pointers, and Tori Bennett scored six second-quarter points as the Cogs led, 29-26, two minutes into the

third quarter. But Indian Creek closed the third quarter on a 12-0 run in which five players scored, including freshman Olivia Harvell, who hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make the score 40-32.

See T’WOLVES-COGS, page B4

Tom Matukewicz has wanted to be a head coach since he was youngster. When he was in high school and junior high, he practiced a halftime motivational speech in front of a mirror. Before the 2012 season, Matukewicz took the next step toward his dream job, accepting the defensive coordinator position with Toledo after spending four seasons as linebackers coach at Northern Illinois. He felt he eventually would have to be a coordinator before he had a possible chance at a head coaching job, and said the fact that he had no coordinator experience was a reason he wasn’t considered for the Huskies job after Jerry Kill’s departure after the 2010 Mid-American Conference

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Former NIU interim head coach Tom Matukewicz watches over practice March 22 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Matukewicz now is Toledo’s defensive coordinator. Championship Game. Matukewicz stayed on as NIU linebackers coach for the 2011 season before accepting the Toledo job.

See COACH TUKE, page B2


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY 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 Madden leads H-BR girls basketball to 1st victory The Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball team won its first game of the season with a 44-42 victory over Seneca in the Tim Humes Breakout tournament Monday at Somonauk. Junior Jacqueline Madden led the Royals with 18 points while Karrigan had 13 points, including the game-winner with three seconds remaining. The Royals opened the season with a 44-42 win over Seneca at the Tim Humes Breakout Tournament.

Lynch named MAC West player of the week again Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch earned his sixth Mid-American Conference West Player of the Week honor of the season Monday. Lynch completed a career-high 26 passes on 32 attempts (81.3 completion percentage) in Wednesday’s 48-27 win over Ball State, throwing for 345 yards. He threw two touchdown passes to Da’Ron Brown, and ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Lynch was also named to the Paul Hornung Award honor roll, and was named a Manning Award Star of the Week.

Tolzien will start for Packers against Vikings GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Scott Tolzien will remain the starting quarterback as Aaron Rodgers continues to recover from a broken collarbone. McCarthy said Monday that Tolzien will start Sunday’s game against the Vikings, even though the coach said he had not yet spoken with the team’s medical personnel about where Rodgers stands with his injury.

A-Rod grievance resumes after monthlong break NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez’s grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension resumed Monday with the first of what could be 10 straight days of sessions. The sides spent their ninth day before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who also heard the case from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 and Oct. 15 through 18. Rodriguez’s legal team was set to call witnesses when the hearing resumed.

Former NFL player dies in car crash ALAMEDA, Calif. – Former NFL linebacker Thomas Howard died early Monday morning after a high-speed car crash on a freeway in Oakland. The Alameda County Coroner’s office said the 30-year-old Howard was one of two men who died in the crash Monday. The driver of the other car, 64-yearold Zeng Long Liu of Hayward, also died in the crash. Howard was driving a speeding BMW when he hit a big rig, flipped over the center divider and went head-on into a Honda traveling on the other side around 1 a.m., said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. – From staff, wire reports

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Bulls sink Bobcats for 5th win in a row By HERB GOULD

Next CHICAGO – The Bulls were trying to end up on a good note in their last home game before the circus comes to town. They were trying to add their fifth straight win since their 1-3 start. And with Luol Deng a six-game road trip coming up next, they wanted to keep moving forward in what has been unsteady start. It was much more of a highwire act than an often quiet but restless crowd had wanted.

at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, WGN, TNT, AM-1000 But the Bulls overcame a slew of turnovers and a bushel of missed baskets to defeat Charlotte 86-81 at the United Center on Monday. With the win, the Bulls (6-3) extended their winning streak to five games, their longest since March of 2012. Ironically, the Bobcats’ rookie coach, Steve Clifford, made life miserable for his friend and mentor, Tom Thibodeau, who often looked displeased while pacing the sideline. Luol Deng, who led the Bulls

with 21 points, drained the dagger that sank the Bobcats (5-6). With 27.1 seconds left, he hit a jumper solid off a long pass from Derrick Rose that put the Bulls ahead, 85-81. “It was a defensive struggle,” Carlos Boozer said. “We did what we had to do at the end of the game to win. `[Deng] hit a big shot for us at the end. You win games in different ways.” Adding to a difficult night, Jimmy Butler left the game in the third quarter with a righttoe injury. How tough of a night was it for the Bulls? They shot 36 percent (27 of 75) and had 16 turnovers. And Rose and Carlos Boozer shot a combined 9 of 30 with a late surge.

Charlotte shot 36 percent (33 of 91), but took a lot more shots. On the plus side of the ledger, Boozer and Joakim Noah scored some physical low-post baskets down the stretch, and Rose went to the hoop strong. They showed the Bulls weren’t going to surrender their home turf without a battle. The problem was, Charlotte kept knocking down shots against the Bulls’ usually reliable defense. The four-game winning streak the Bulls brought into the Charlotte contest had produced some sighs of relief, especially because of the way the West Siders rubbed Indiana’s nose it while handing the Pacers their first loss of the season Saturday.


to agree it’s more likely the latter. Bennett can have an A or a C -. He is really struggling with his blocking as he fights through injuries and he had two costly penalties that could merit the C -. But I’m going with the A. He has been fighting through injuries most of the season and never complains. He plays with the kind of heart that wins championships, and, if not for his overtime catch, they might still be playing. The offensive line also gets a B. It did a really nice job of protecting McCown as a group, AP photo but it is not blocking the run Bears linebacker Jon Bostic (left) returns an intercepted a pass thrown well enough on most plays. by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half of Sunday’s game Jermon Bushrod, in particat Soldier Field. The Bears won, 23-20, in overtime. ular, did a really nice job on Terrell Suggs. The defensive line gets a B+. When Julius Peppers takes over games, the Bears’ entire defense can look different. That’s what happened against the Ravens. He was the best player on the field all day. David Bass and Cheta Ozougwu had the biggest plays of their lives to compliment Peppers. But the rest of the As great as Julius Peppers advantage. line struggled and you can’t was against the Ravens with 11 give up 174 yards rushing and tackles, two sacks (for-12 yards) and Jon Bostic is making slight expect to win games. four tackles for loss, the rest of the improvements each week and The linebackers get a C-. Bears’ defensive line couldn’t take seems to be gaining a better feel You can’t give up 174 yards advantage of the havoc Peppers for his position but still has quite a rushing and expect to win created. Corey Wootton, Landon way to go. Khaseem Greene, on the games. Cohen, Stephen Paea, David Bass, other hand, still is struggling and I’m giving the secondary Cheta Ozougwu and Christian not giving the Bears anywhere near a B -. Tim Jennings had a Toupo combined for only 12 tackles, enough production to help make really nice game, Chris Conte one tackle for loss and Bass’ interup for the loss of Lance Briggs. If was a tad better than usual, ception and Ozougwu’s sack, strip Peppers can continue to play as he Major Wright and Isaiah Frey and forced fumble. Paea and Toupo did against the Ravens, the return weren’t and Zack Bowman has failed to even dent the stats sheet. to health of Briggs and Jeremiah to get better. Ratliff could give the defense a Special teams get a B on The Ravens did attempt to get decidedly different look. But neither the strength of Robbie Gould being perfect and getting the Eugene Monroe help at various Briggs or Ratliff will be back for the game-winner in spite of the times in different ways as the game Rams this Sunday. wore on and Peppers dominated, – Hub Arkush, horrible conditions. This easily was the biggest but the rest of the line couldn’t take win of the season for the team, but only Peppers, Bushrod and only four of the 10 balls Also, Forte’s blocking has Martellus Bennett stood out as thrown his way, Jeffery only really slipped this year, and individuals. seven of 11. Michael Bush remains MIA. Is it possible neither The receivers get a B -. • Hub Arkush covers the McCown nor Cutler like Earl Brandon Marshall and Bears for Shaw Media and Bennett, or can he just not Alshon Jeffery each had key Write to him get open any more. You have drops and Marshall caught at

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Matukewicz served as interim coach for NIU in ’10 bowl game • COACH TUKE Continued from page B1 “I didn’t want to miss a step,” Matukewicz said. “If I was a head coach without being a coordinator, I think that’s a step you should make, from hiring people to motivating people to scheduling and organization.” In 2012, Matukewicz took over a defense that gave up 31.7 points a game. Last season Toledo gave up 28.4 points a contest, and this year the Rockets have shown improvement, giving up 27.7 points, which ranks sixth in the MAC. “I think we’ve been really fortunate, we were able to keep our entire defensive staff, and Tom’s done a great job of consistently teaching fundamentals, and I think those are the biggest things, you’ve seen great proof of it,” Toledo coach Matt Campbell said. “We tackle much better, we’re alignment and assignment, much more sound than we have been.”

After being on the sideline for games last year, Matukewicz has been calling the defense from the press box in 2013. He wanted to be on the field last year to be able to motivate, but said he’s in a better spot to make corrections now. Now, Matukewicz faces his biggest challenge of the season, going up against NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch. He remembers when Kill’s staff recruited Lynch, and Matukewicz said NIU felt Lynch could play defensive back if he didn’t make it as a quarterback. He’s done just fine as a QB, and 10 different defensive coordinators have been faced with the challenge of trying to contain him this year. Those 10 coordinators haven’t been too successful. Matukewicz said it’s impossible to shut down Lynch, and calls him “Jordan Football.” “I hear about this Johnny Football guy down south, but this guy can do it all,” Matukewicz said.

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• • • Although he still is waiting for his shot at running a program, Matukewicz had a shortterm head coaching job for about two weeks in 2010, when he was named the Huskies’ interim head coach for the Humanitarian Bowl. The players on that 2010 team were the victim of a stunning upset in the MAC title game, and lost their coach just a few days later. Matukewicz was big on NIU being a player-driven program, and wanted the Huskies to come together. “He was just showing his dedication, go be a Huskie. That’s why he’s always got a spark in most of these guys’ hearts,” NIU safety Jimmie Ward said. “You think about, [Toledo’s] a rival game, you look over and see Coach Tuke, it’s hard to hate Coach Tuke, that’s how I feel about the situation.” What Matukewicz really remembers about his short head-coaching stint was being in the locker room after the 40-

17 win over Fresno State in Boise, Idaho, knowing how special it was for the players. Matukewicz always will hold his own place in NIU history – he’s one of only four NIU coaches to win a bowl game at the FBS level along with Bill Mallory, Joe Novak and Dave Doeren. Wednesday evening, however, Matukewicz’s defense stands in front of NIU and its fourth straight MAC West title. “When he took over (in 2010), it was awesome. He provided a new energy that was brand new and sparked the team. I think that’s what fueled us going into the Humanitarian Bowl,” said NIU linebacker Michael Santacaterina, who had Matukewicz as his position coach in 2010 and 2011. “It’s weird to see him across the sideline, doing the same antics he always has, going crazy, pumping everybody up. “It’s also fun because you want to beat him. You want to get Coach Tuke; I know he feels the same way. He wants to beat us pretty bad, too. It’s fun.”

North W L T 6 4 0 6 4 0 5 5 0 2 8 0 East W L T 6 5 0 5 5 0 4 6 0 3 7 0 South W L T 8 2 0 7 3 0 2 8 0 2 8 0 West W L T 10 1 0 6 4 0 6 4 0 4 6 0

Pct .600 .600 .500 .200

PF 265 282 258 240

PA 253 267 239 320

Pct .545 .500 .400 .300

PF 276 274 192 246

PA 260 258 256 311

Pct .800 .700 .200 .200

PF 288 238 187 214

PA 183 137 237 292

Pct .909 .600 .600 .400

PF 306 247 214 224

PA 179 178 212 234

AMERICAN CONFERENCE Cincinnati Pittsburgh Baltimore Cleveland New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville Denver Kansas City Oakland San Diego

Better than the sum of their parts The Bears-Ravens game was different. I know I’m stating the obvious, but when grading the Bears’ individual performances against the Ravens, it’s really critical to consider the context created by the extreme weather conditions, miserable playing surface and the fact that both teams had to overcome the unheard of one-hour, 53-minute delay. Bears coach Marc Trestman Next and his entire at St. Louis, coaching staff noon, Sunday, get an A, in large part for FOX, AM-780, the way they 105.9-FM took advantage of the long delay, refocused their team and brought them back to win a game they almost lost in the first quarter. Trestman is having a really good rookie year. I also want to give an A to the 46 players, as a team, for the way they responded to the conditions, the delay and all their injured teammates. This is really important because the individual grades, even allowing for the terrible weather, are a bit below what I was prepared for when I began reviewing the tape. Josh McCown gets a B. He took care of the football and made a few key plays when he had to, most importantly the 43-yard throw to Martellus Bennett in overtime. But he also left more than a few plays on the field, some because of the conditions but some because of the fact he is playing conservatively and athletically. He just can’t do everything Jay Cutler can. The running backs also get a B. Matt Forte had a really nice bounce-back game after struggling against the Lions, but too much of his production is wrapped up in the 14-yard touchdown catch and two runs of 15 and 20 yards, while his other 20 touches yielded only 76 yards.


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Pct .636 .400 .400 .400

PF 275 216 208 192

PA 206 245 212 238

Pct .700 .500 .500 .364

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PA 199 268 225 273

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PA 220 226 276 318

Pct .900 .900 .400 .400

PF 398 232 194 228

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Thursday’s Result Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 27 Sunday’s Results Bears 23, Baltimore 20 (OT) Oakland 28, Houston 23 Buffalo 37, N.Y. Jets 14 Tampa Bay 41, Atlanta 28 Pittsburgh 37, Detroit 27 Philadelphia 24, Washington 16 Cincinnati 41, Cleveland 20 Arizona 27, Jacksonville 14 Miami 20, San Diego 16 Seattle 41, Minnesota 20 New Orleans 23, San Francisco 20 N.Y. Giants 27, Green Bay 13 Denver 27, Kansas City 17 Open: Dallas, St. Louis Monday’s Result Carolina 24, New England 22 Thursday’s Game New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:25 p.m. Sunday’s Games Bears at St. Louis, noon Minnesota at Green Bay, noon Jacksonville at Houston, noon San Diego at Kansas City, noon Pittsburgh at Cleveland, noon Tampa Bay at Detroit, noon N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, noon Carolina at Miami, noon Tennessee at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 3:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 7:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Monday’s Game San Francisco at Washington, 7:40 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct 9 1 .900 6 3 .667 4 7 .364 3 6 .333 2 7 .222 Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 5 7 .417 Toronto 4 7 .364 Boston 4 7 .364 New York 3 6 .333 Brooklyn 3 7 .300 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 7 3 .700 Atlanta 6 4 .600 Charlotte 5 6 .455 Orlando 4 6 .400 Washington 2 7 .222

GB — 2½ 5½ 5½ 6½

Indiana Bulls Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee

GB — ½ ½ ½ 1 GB — 1 2½ 3 4½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 9 1 .900 Houston 7 4 .636 Dallas 7 4 .636 Memphis 5 5 .500 New Orleans 4 6 .400 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 9 2 .818 Oklahoma City 7 3 .700 Minnesota 7 4 .636 Denver 4 6 .400 Utah 1 11 .083 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 8 3 .727 L.A. Clippers 7 3 .700 Phoenix 5 4 .556 L.A. Lakers 5 7 .417 Sacramento 2 7 .222

GB — 2½ 2½ 4 5 GB — 1½ 2 4½ 8½ GB — ½ 2 3½ 5

Monday’s Results Bulls 86, Charlotte 81 Portland 108, Brooklyn 98 Oklahoma City 115, Denver 113 Dallas 97, Philadelphia 94 Golden State 98, Utah 87 Memphis at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’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.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts 21 14 3 4 32 21 13 4 4 30 19 13 3 3 29 19 14 5 0 28 20 11 7 2 24 23 10 10 3 23 20 9 9 2 20 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 23 15 6 2 32 San Jose 21 13 3 5 31 Phoenix 21 14 4 3 31 Los Angeles 21 14 6 1 29 Vancouver 22 11 8 3 25 Calgary 21 7 11 3 17 Edmonton 22 5 15 2 12

Blackhawks Minnesota St. Louis Colorado Dallas Winnipeg Nashville

GF 78 55 66 59 58 61 46

GA 61 44 46 41 56 66 63

GF 72 72 73 58 56 59 53

GA 59 50 66 46 58 79 83

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 20 14 6 0 28 64 50 Boston 20 13 6 1 27 57 37 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 Pittsburgh 21 13 8 0 26 59 48 Washington 21 12 8 1 25 69 59 N.Y. Rangers 20 10 10 0 20 42 50 Carolina 21 8 9 4 20 40 59 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 Monday’s Results Calgary 5, Winnipeg 4 (SO) Boston 4, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 3, Anaheim 1 Today’s Games Blackhawks at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Florida at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 9 p.m. New Jersey at Anaheim, 9 p.m.


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2013 Sprint Cup season

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 • Page B3

Final Cup standings


Johnson makes case as one of the all-time greats

x-The Sprint Unlimited (Kevin Harvick) x-Budweiser Duel 2 Feb. 21 (Kyle Busch) x-Budweiser Duel 1 Feb. 21 (Kevin Harvick) Daytona 500 Feb. 24 (Jimmie Johnson) Subway Fresh Fit 500 March 3 (Carl Edwards) Kobalt Tools 400 March 10 (Matt Kenseth) Food City 500 March 17 (Kasey Kahne) Auto Club 400 March 24 (Kyle Busch) STP Gas Booster 500 April 7 (Jimmie Johnson) NRA 500 (Kyle Busch) April 13 STP 400 (Matt Kenseth) April 21 Toyota Owners 400 April 27 (Kevin Harvick) May 5 Aaron’s 499 (David Ragan) Bojangles’ Southern 500 May 11 (Matt Kenseth) x-Sprint Showdown May 18 (Jamie McMurray) x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May 18 (Jimmie Johnson) Coca-Cola 600 May 26 (Kevin Harvick) FedEx 400 benefiting Autism June 2 Speaks (Tony Stewart) Party in the Poconos 400 presented by Walmart June 9 (Jimmie Johnson) Quicken Loans 400 June 16 (Greg Biffle) Toyota/Save Mart 350 June 23 (Martin Truex Jr.) Quaker State 400 June 30 (Matt Kenseth) Coke Zero 400 powered by July 6 Coca-Cola (Jimmie Johnson) Camping World RV Sales 301 July 14 (Brian Vickers) Crown Royal Presents The Samuel July 28 Deeds 400 at The Brickyard (Ryan Newman) 400 Aug. 4 (Kasey Kahne) Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Aug. 11 (Kyle Busch) Pure Michigan 400 Aug. 18 (Joey Logano) Irwin Tools Night Race Aug. 24 (Matt Kenseth) AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Sept. 1 (Kyle Busch) Federated Auto Parts 400 Sept. 7 (Carl Edwards) GEICO 400 Sept. 15 (Matt Kenseth) Sylvania 300 Sept. 22 (Matt Kenseth) AAA 400 Sept. 29 (Jimmie Johnson) Hollywood Casino 400 Oct. 6 (Kevin Harvick) Bank of America 500 Oct. 12 (Brad Keselowski) Camping World RV Sales 500 Oct. 20 (Jamie McMurray) Goody’s Headache Relief Shot Oct. 27 500 (Jeff Gordon) AAA Texas 500 Nov. 3 (Jimmie Johnson) AdvoCare 500 Nov. 10 (Kevin Harvick) Ford EcoBoost 400 Nov. 17 (Denny Hamlin) x-nonpoints race Feb. 16

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent. He had just won at Dover for his second victory in four weeks and was debriefing with crew chief Chad Knaus when he brought up a sensation he felt in the car that day that he was certain came from wind blowing through a gap in the grandstands. It was remarkable insight, Knaus said, from a driver who understands very little about the setup of a race car. “He can feel the car. He can be one with the car,” Knaus said. “I know that sounds foolish, it sounds weird. But, seriously, go to a surfer and ask him about his surfboard. Go to a snowboarder and ask him about his snowboard. Go to a skier, ask him about his skis. “When they’re able to get in that position, and they feel the car, understand what the car is going to do, it’s pretty amazing. Jimmie can really do that. He feels what’s going on.” Knaus went so far as to claim Johnson does things in the car “most mortals can’t.” His résumé supports that claim. Johnson continued his romp through the NASCAR record books Sunday night by winning his sixth championship in eight years. With only the mark of seven titles won by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt ahead of him, Johnson is making a solid case to be considered one of the best to ever climb into a race car. It’s a debate he wants no part of, shrugging in his champagne-soaked firesuit Sunday night that those conversations can wait until after he’s done racing.

“You can’t compare. It’s not apples and apples. It’s apples and oranges.” Petty is right, it is very difficult to compare. But Johnson has very much earned There are some who bethe right to be part of the lieve Johnson is a product of conversation by winning his his environment, and he wins six titles faster than Petty and because he drives for mighty Earnhardt, by becoming the Hendrick Motorsports in a youngest driver at 38 to reach car prepared by Knaus, a the mark, and by winning 30 crew chief so laser-focused more races (he has 66 total on the No. 48 Chevrolet that Cup wins) than any other it’s not always driver in the past 11 years. evident if he “I don’t think he wants finds any joy to try to prove it to anybody in his job. else, he just wants to prove it There to himself,” team owner Rick also is an Hendrick said. “I’ve never argument that seen anyone that works Johnson’s tiany harder and is any more Jimmie tles stem from Johnson committed to his physical the Chase for conditioning, from the way the Sprint Cup championhe eats at certain times of the ship format, which debuted year, when he gets into the in 2004 as a 10-race playoff. It Chase, the way he works out. replaced the decades-old sys“He doesn’t have to run tem of crowning a champion over people. He doesn’t have based on an entire season, to go out and brag about and Johnson reeled off five what he’s done. He just consecutive titles beginning shows up, does his job. Soonwith Year 3 of the Chase. er or later people have to say, Indeed, under the old scor- ‘You’re the deal.’ ” ing system, Johnson would Yet Johnson still fights not have won titles in 2007, a stereotype among many 2008 or 2010. stick-and-ball types who But that’s not his problem. don’t respect what he’s done. He raced under the rules at The most recent slight the time, on the same playing came from retired NFL field as everyone else on the quarterback Donovan Mctrack – the same as Petty did Nabb, who was asked on a during his heyday, and Earn- Fox Sports program to rank hardt during his time. Johnson against other athAs far as Petty is conletes at the top of their game. cerned, the debate is pointless. McNabb dismissed the driver “All I can say is Earnhardt as “absolutely not an athlete” did his thing in his time because “he sits in a car and against his competition. I did he drives, that doesn’t take mine against my competibeing athletic.” tion, and he’s doing his thing Fellow drivers from varagainst his competition,” Pet- ious series rallied to Johnty said. “We didn’t compete son’s defense, and NASCAR with each other. He wasn’t fans berated McNabb on there to race against Richard social media. Petty or Earnhardt, and we Johnson said very little on didn’t have to race against the topic, even after winning Jimmie Johnson, either. his championship.

IN THE PITS Jenna Fryer

1. Jimmie Johnson ................2,419 2. Matt Kenseth...................2,400 3. Kevin Harvick................... 2,385 4. Kyle Busch ....................... 2,364 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ............2,363 6. Jeff Gordon........................2,337 7. Clint Bowyer .....................2,336 8. Joey Logano......................2,323 9. Greg Biffle ......................... 2,321 10. Kurt Busch...................... 2,309 11. Ryan Newman ................ 2,286 12. Kasey Kahne................... 2,283 13. Carl Edwards.................. 2,282 -----------------------------------------14. Brad Keselowski............. 1,041 15. Jamie McMurray ............1,007 16. Martin Truex Jr. ............... 998 17. Paul Menard.......................949 18. Aric Almirola ...................... 913 19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ......... 909 20. Jeff Burton ........................ 906 21. Juan Pablo Montoya ........ 894 22. Marcos Ambrose ..............872 23. Denny Hamlin....................753 24. Casey Mears...................... 719 25. Mark Martin.......................649 26. David Gilliland .................. 648 27. Danica Patrick ...................646 28. David Ragan ......................633 29. Tony Stewart.....................594 30. Dave Blaney.......................526 31. Travis Kvapil.......................496 32. J.J. Yeley .............................472 33. David Reutimann ..............465 34. Bobby Labonte.................. 412 35. A J Allmendinger...............410 36. David Stremme .................362 37. Michael McDowell............ 210 38. Timmy Hill..........................190 39. Ken Schrader......................118 40. Michael Waltrip .................114 41. Scott Speed..........................99 42. Terry Labonte......................87 43. Boris Said .............................48 44. Ron Fellows ..........................31 45. Alex Kennedy .......................21 46. Justin Marks .........................14 47. Scott Riggs ........................... 11 48. Victor Gonzalez Jr. ............ 10 49. Brian Keselowski .................. 9 50. Tomy Drissi ........................... 8

“Yes, I am an athlete, and so is every driver in one of these race cars,” he smiled. Ironically, Fox Sports rival ESPN will have Johnson sit in as host tonight for SportsCenter, an appearance being touted as “the first athlete to guest host.” There are only five active tracks on the schedule where Johnson has yet to win, and one of them is Homestead, where he traditionally is playing it safe and trying to wrap up a championship. Knaus, who opined Sunday night that if not for midseason rule changes in 2012 the team “would have waxed the competition,” believes the current crew he’s assembled around Johnson has yet to reach its full potential. Johnson doesn’t dare dream of what other goals he might accomplish or where he’ll rank when it’s all said and done. “It’s not like me to think in that light. It’s just not me,” Johnson said. “I guess I need to open my mind to it because the numbers speak for themselves. I find myself in a touchy situation at times where my quiet approach can be looked at as arrogant or cocky, and that is the furthest thing from the truth in what I’m trying to portray. “I’m just trying to say the right things and keep my mind in the right space. I haven’t let a lot in, and it’s led to more success. It’s kept my work ethic intact, kept me honest and humble. I like that about myself. I really, really do. I don’t know if I want to open my mind and let it in, where I stand in the sports world. It’s not time for that in my eyes.”

Nationwide Series 1. Austin Dillon...................... 1,180 2. Sam Hornish Jr. ................1,177 3. Regan Smith ..................... 1,108 4. Elliott Sadler .................... 1,090 5. Justin Allgaier.................. 1,090

Camping World Truck Series 1. Matt Crafton........................ 804 2. Ty Dillon................................764 3. James Buescher .................. 761 4. Johnny Sauter......................732 5. Jeb Burton .............................731

• Jenna Fryer is the auto racing writer for The Associated Press.

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ALL-AREA BOYS SOCCER TEAM FIRST TEAM Arsim Azemi Kaneland, senior, midfielder The skilled offensive midfielder led Kaneland with 11 goals and was named to the all-sectional and all-conference teams. Jack Bullard Hinckley-Big Rock, sophomore, midfielder Bullard is a player to watch going forward. The skilled sophomore finished with 11 goals and 11 assists, and could be a mainstay on this list in the next two years.

Uriel Ortega Genoa-Kingston, senior, midfielder Ortega also was a captain on the most successful team in G-K history, and led the team with 14 assists and also scoring four goals. He was an all-sectional honorable mention selection and an all-conference selection.


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Anthony Parillo Kaneland, senior, midfielder Parillo’s goal-scoring numbers were down this season, but that doesn’t mean he had an off year. The senior had four goals and 18 William Crozier Genoa-Kingston, senior, midfield- assists after dropping back into defensive midfield for the Knights. er He was a two-time all-state seOne of the Cogs’ captains, Crozier scored 15 goals and had six lection and was mentioned on the assists for a team that made to the preseason NSCAA-All American watch list. Class 1A state semifinals. Crozier was named the Cogs’ team MVP Tom Sanders and was an all-conference and Hinckley-Big Rock, all-sectional selection during G-K’s senior, defender most successful season ever. Sanders was a four-year starter on defense and was a sweeper Trevor Freeland during H-BR’s run to the Class 1A DeKalb, junior, midfielder Freeland scored 19 goals and had state semifinals last year. He also managed to score seven goals this four assists for the Barbs while playing up top and in the midfield. year while he was H-BR’s last line He most likely will be a favorite for of defense. player of the year next season. Akim Suraji DeKalb, senior, forward Danny Hansen Suraji was named Daily Genoa-Kingston, senior, deChronicle Player of the Year after fender Hansen was the defensive leader scoring 27 goals and recording 11 assists. The speedy, dynamic on a team that improved in the forward from Ghana was one of back throughout the season. He the reasons DeKalb improved from was an All-Big Northern Conferlast season, sweeping through ence selection. conference and winning a regional title. Dylan Hottsmith DeKalb, senior, forward Sean Woodford The Northern Illinois Big 12 East DeKalb, senior, midfielder MVP scored 14 goals and dished Woodford was possibly DeKalb out 11 assists for the Barbs. The County’s best returning player former running back switched from last season. The skilled midover from football this year after playing club soccer. His speed and fielder was the area’s top creator, dishing out 20 assists to go along skill up top next to Akim Suraji made DeKalb’s offense formidable. with his seven goals.

DeKALB – As the national anthem was playing before tipoff of San Jose State’s game against James Madison on Sunday in the Northern Illinois Invitational, the song stopped and the Convocation Center went dark, evidence of a power outage caused by the howling winds, sideways rain and the tornado-like weather outside. Next By the tipoff of NIU’s game vs. Saint against MilJoseph’s (Ind.), waukee a few 3 p.m. Sunday, h o u r s l a t e r , AM-1360 the weather had calmed, but less than about half of the thousand or so fans that showed up for the first two games of the four-team invite decided to stay home. Huskies’ coach Mark Montgomery saw plenty of benefits to hosting the first iteration of the tournament, but for NIU to be able to host in the future, more people may need to make their way through the gates. “Hopefully this is a thing that can continue to keep going. I thought the first two nights were very good [in terms of attendance], and maybe it was the weather [Sunday],” Montgomery said. “It would be nice [to have an annual event], but financially we would need to be able to be afford it, and we’d need to get the community and other people involved to come out to the

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Northern Illinois guard Dontel Highsmith shoots a 3-pointer over James Madison guard Jackson Kent in the first half of a Northern Illinois Invitational game Friday night at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. game. That’s how it can be an annual event.” Despite the attendance, which totaled 2,340 for all three days, NIU did see plenty of benefits from the tournament. On the court, the Huskies had extra opportunities to jell with several new players in their ranks. NCAA rules allow teams to play 29 regular season games, but “exempt tournaments” count for just one game, allowing NIU to play two extra games. The young Huskies also found out what it’s like to play three games in three days, like they’d have to do if they made a deep run in the Mid-Ameri-

can Conference tournament, without having to deal with the hassles of travel. “They found out what the cold tub was after every game,” Montgomery said. “They had to get ice and cold tub, you’ve got to go to bed, you’ve got to get up when probably you don’t want to get up. So it was a good experience.” NIU also needed to host the tournament to comply with conference rules. The MAC rulebook states that teams play an average of 15 home games every two years. The NIU Invite allowed the Huskies to schedule 16 home games after they played only 14 last season. The process for scheduling

the tournament was a long one. Assistant coach Jason Larson, who is partially responsible for scheduling, said the staff began calling teams last season, but none of the original teams that agreed to participate ended up coming. In May, all of the contracts were finally signed. Larson said the team is already investigating a plan for next season, though the tournament would have to have a different format because NCAA rules stipulate that a team cannot host a tournament two years in a row with the same layout. So the threegame, three-day round-robin would have to go by the wayside. But Larson seemed to think it was worth the effort. “I thought it was great to get the home games and we got a lot of good experience,” he said. “We learned a lot from it with the young team. It was good for us.” Montgomery said he’d love to make the tournament an annual thing, but if the NIU Invitational was just a one-year event, he doesn’t seem to think his team will have trouble finding another tournament to play in. “If [they don’t host another invite], maybe next year we go to a tournament next year,” he said. “There’s a lot of exempt tournaments out there. This is the first of many opportunities to come.”

SECOND TEAM Tommy Hansen G-K, sophomore, midfielder Tim Sommerfeld Indian Creek, junior, forward Juan Da Silva G-K, senior, forward Logan Brown DeKalb, senior, defender Eric Ngum DeKalb, senior, midfielder Skyler Weishaar DeKalb, senior, midfield Tyler Siebert Kaneland, senior, midfielder

Chris Van Dinther Kaneland, senior, midfield Bobby Nay G-K, senior, defender Brett Wachowiak H-BR, Senior, defender Jake Bassett Sycamore, junior, midfielder Gage Grant Hiawatha, senior, midfielder Jeremy Potter Indian Creek, senior, goalkeeper Jeremy Perales H-BR, senior, midfielder

McIntosh: Suraji is an NCAA ‘Division I talent’ • SURAJI Continued from page B1 DeKalb’s 6-0 win over McHenry in early September as the day Suraji began to assert his dominance. In that win, Suraji scored on a blast from a distance and slotted home a goal from close range. His ability to work his way out of tight spaces and take on defenders one-onone, along with his finishing ability, showed McIntosh that Suraji was a force to be reckoned with. “He really did some things with the ball and off the ball that demonstrated a real high IQ, and a real strong grasp of the technical side of soccer,” McIntosh said. “The technical side of finishing is sometimes overlooked, and I thought he really showed that.” Suraji became a speedy threat up top alongside Hottsmith, a senior who switched to soccer from football this year, to create a dynamic attack that opposing teams struggled to contain. The Barbs were undefeated in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play, and they won the Class 3A DeKalb Regional championship over Huntley, which beat them in last year’s regional final. Because he recently moved in from another country and doesn’t have all of the classes needed to attend a four-year school, McIntosh is seeking out community colleges that will help Suraji on his way to reaching the next

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DeKalb senior Akim Suraji celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of an Oct. 23 match against Rockford Jefferson in DeKalb. The Barbs won, 7-0. level. But he doesn’t think Suraji will stop there. “I believe that Akim has Division I talent and Division I IQ,” McIntosh said. “He has Division I written all over him.” DeKalb’s season ended in heart-breaking fashion with a shootout loss to McHenry in a sectional semifinal. Although he was extremely disappointed, Suraji took the loss as one last lesson in a season full of new experiences. “It wasn’t how we expected it to be,” Suraji said. “I think this was a season that we had a very good season, and we achieved something that we wanted. In the end, you have to learn something from it in the future and use it. That’ll be an inspiration.”

Cogs out of steam in 4th quarter • T’WOLVES-COGS Continued from page B1 Genoa-Kingston scored only one basket during an 11-minute stretch that spanned from midway through the third quarter until 1:20 remained in the game, and the Timberwolves were able to close out the game. “I just feel like in the fourth quarter it got away from us, we let the tiredness get to us. We just weren’t mentally there anymore,” said Cogs senior Andrea Strohmaier, who scored seven points. “Considering we have two freshmen, two sophomores, we don’t have a lot of experience, but coming into the game we were ready for it. We let a few mistakes get to our head and we let that carry into the last quarter.” For a team that won only two games last season, the fact that the Cogs hung with the Timberwolves showed plenty of improvement. But coach Kyle Henkel knows his team has a long way to go. “I think we’re a lot better on the offensive end this year,” Henkel said. “But we’re young … the two freshmen that played for us tonight are used to playing at eighth-grade speed, so I think that might have something to do with it. But that’s all part of the learning curve.” The Timberwolves, meanwhile, also are a young team. But plenty of veterans returned this year to go with a core of talented youngsters. Despite losing a pair of all-area seniors, Goodrich thinks the Timberwolves have a chance to be a quality team again this season. “We have a lot of potential on our team, especially with all of our freshmen and sophomores holding our team together,” she said. “I feel like we really work together as a team and we made a lot of nice passes. I feel like we’ve improved a lot from last season.” is your connection to the Internet’s leading automotive marketplace. Search millions of new and pre-owned vehicles to find the right one for you. Visit to get started.


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Woman and younger man should take it slow Dear Abby: I am attracted to a man who is 27 years my junior. He is also attracted to me because he initiated our meeting. We have gone out a few times, and he says he doesn’t care about our age difference. He has also mentioned us living together and said he would gladly pay half the expenses even though I make more than he does. Is this appropriate in today’s society? I don’t look much older than he does. But I’m from a generation in which this kind of thing would be looked down upon. Still, I realize that the world has changed, and I feel a strong attraction to him. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. – His Older Woman in Maryland Dear Older Woman: In many ways the world has changed. However, I assume that you socialize with couples

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips and individuals in your age group, and this may cost you some of those relationships because your friends may be uncomfortable with the age difference. I have printed letters from couples involved in successful May-December relationships in which the age made little difference. But I would suggest that you let this relationship develop a little further before deciding whether to move in together, and age has nothing to do with it. Dear Abby: I have a good friend I have known for 15 years. We have been through a lot together and have grown through all of our changes.

However, her wardrobe hasn’t changed. She still dresses like Betty White’s character in “The Golden Girls” from the 1980s. She is in a fragile state right now because of her recent divorce. How do I tell her to lose the shoulder pads so she can meet a stud? – Wardrobe Mistress in Rhode Island

Dear Wardrobe Mistress: While your impulse to help your friend is laudable, it would be a mistake to suggest she change her image while she is in a “fragile state.” Let some time pass, and THEN make a date for a day of fun, fashion, beauty and some shopping. When she’s stronger and feeling better about herself, mention that now she’s a free woman starting a new life, a new image would help with the transition. Dear Abby: I have been

with my boyfriend for nine months, and I found out that about three months ago he got nude photos from another girl. I don’t do that. I am hurt and torn on what to do. Please help. – Betrayed in Ohio Dear Betrayed: If there are no other red flags, don’t waste your time being jealous. Take a lesson from this: The other girl gave him nude pictures of herself, but he’s still with you. If he should ask you to give him similar photos of yourself, don’t do it, because you will gain nothing and could lose a lot of privacy. Dear Abby: At sporting events when everyone is asked to remove their hats for the national anthem, does this include females? We attend NFL football games and our grandson’s soccer games, and it annoys me when I see women leave their hats

on. Doesn’t “everyone” also include them? Shouldn’t they do this to show their respect for our flag and country? – Stickler in Florida Dear Stickler: Whether a woman’s hat should be removed depends on where it is being worn. In a theater or at a wedding, the hat should be removed as a courtesy if it blocks someone’s view. At a sporting event, a casual hat should be taken off when the anthem is playing. However, at more formal events, if the hat is part of the woman’s ensemble, it usually stays in place.

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

Geriatric care managers can lighten the load Dear Dr. K: Taking care of my elderly father, with his complicated medical care, has become more than I can handle. A friend suggested I hire a geriatric care manager. How can this person help? Dear Reader: Caring for an elderly parent takes a lot of time, energy and patience, and it may also cause financial strain. But caregiving also can be wonderfully rewarding. Even if you do find it rewarding and don’t want to stop playing a major role in caring for your parent, you might still feel overwhelmed. If so, a geriatric care manager may be able to help. Geriatric care managers are jacks-of-all-trades. Their training may include nursing, social work, coun-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff seling or gerontology. An experienced manager can round up medical care and necessary services, keep medical personnel on the same page and cut through baffling red tape. He or she can also help navigate family dynamics. Some of the tasks geriatric care managers routinely undertake are: • Evaluating needs: Determining how independent your parent is in the activities of daily living, such as changing clothes, bathing, getting to the bathroom, making meals, and so forth; • Connecting people to helpful services, senior

housing and long-term care facilities; • Bringing families together to discuss options supportively; • Hiring and monitoring home-care personnel; • Coordinating care between specialists, hospital and home-care staff, and family members; • Recognizing and finding ways to circumvent financial, medical or legal problems. Working with a geriatric care manager can be costly but extremely helpful. In the long run, sometimes such expertise can save money and time, as well as regrets. Geriatric care managers usually charge by the hour. Rarely is the cost paid by long-term-care insurance; more commonly, the client or family pays. Be sure to get

a written agreement outlining the scope of services offered and costs. This can also help you decide which tasks might be undertaken by family and friends to save money. I’ve put a copy of a “Needs Questionnaire” on my website. Answering this questionnaire will help you identify areas of caregiving that are problematic for you. It asks about all areas of caregiving, from meal preparation and personal hygiene to safety and medical issues. After you complete this form, you can take it to a geriatric care manager for discussion. He or she can help you put together a personalized plan for caregiving. To locate a geriatric care manager in your area, contact the National Association

of Professional Geriatric Care Managers ( I am in awe of my friends and my patients who lead busy lives but still find the time and energy to help care for their parents. They sometimes complain, understandably, about just how hard it is. But, particularly when their parent is gone, they look back on it as one of the most rewarding things they have done. A geriatric care manager can help lighten the load, and improve the dynamic for you and your parent.

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

Teen: My mother just won’t listen to reason Dr. Wallace: I am 16 and live alone with my mother. My parents were divorced eight years ago and my mother struggled to take care of my older sister, my brother and me. My older brother was kicked out of school for selling drugs and is now in prison for illegal drug involvement. My sister is 18 and pregnant. She’s living in Texas with our grandmother. Fortunately, I have caused few problems for Mom. I

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace get good grades and enjoy going to school. I’d like to get involved in school activities, but my mom won’t allow it. She is so afraid that I will end up like my brother and sister that she smothers me. I have to be home 20 minutes after my last class. I’m not

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TODAY – Take greater interest in your investments and any pending legal or medical matter. Stay on top of whatever situation you face that can influence your life personally or professionally. You can benefit, but you must be discreet and diligent about the way you handle your affairs. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Opportunity knocks, and the chance to put your skills to work for you will result in rewards. Cover up for any emotional mishap that might slow down the process of advancement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Look at what’s happening around you, but think twice before you leap into action. Stick close to home and focus on personal options and self-improvement, not changing others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Don’t feel obligated to pay for others’ mistakes. Put more into your own work and take care of financial and contractual interests that will improve your position. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Listen, but don’t agree to do what everyone else wants. Make a required decision based on your emotional needs. Only you know what’s best for you. Choose your destiny. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You may face emotional interference if you share too many of your ideas and intentions with others. Be discreet and determined to follow through with your plans. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You may feel the need to address issues that are bothering you, but be prepared to deal with disapproval. Someone will meddle in your affairs if you share too much information. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Do your research and base any decision regarding money, health or contractual issues on facts and figures. Someone with a vested interest is likely to use emotional blackmail. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – A challenge is best left alone. Minor mishaps or injury will occur if you aren’t cautious. Realize your potential and stick to what you are capable of doing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Leap into action. There is much you can accomplish if you put your mind to it. Getting involved in activities or events that promote your skills will lead to an unusual proposal. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Explore areas of interest. Don’t feel you have to take care of someone else’s concerns. Let your desires dictate what you do next. A change will do you good. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Follow through with your plans, even if someone throws an emotional wrench into the mix. It’s up to you to stick to your laurels and refuse to let anyone interfere with your happiness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Check out different cultures and philosophies. You will get peace of mind knowing you are on the right track spiritually, educationally or emotionally. Protect your assets.

allowed to date and I’m not allowed to attend evening school activities such as plays, dances and football games. I really feel that I’m missing out on a lot of the fun things that I can never recapture once they’ve passed. Please help me. It doesn’t do any good for me to talk with my mom. She just won’t listen to me. – Nameless, Tulsa, Okla. Nameless: I receive many


letters such as yours. I can understand why parents become overprotective, even though I feel they could find a more positive way to help teens maintain a good attitude. It’s important for Mom to understand that extracurricular school activities are excellent avenues for gaining social maturity. Contact your guidance counselor and ask this professional to invite Mom to school for a personal

chat. Many times parents see things more clearly when a knowledgeable person presents a reasonable alternative. It’s been my observation that overly strict and rigid rules for teens often result in as much harm as no rules at all.

• Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@galesburg. net. He will answer as many letters as possible in this column.


BRIDGE Phillip Alder

The world’s best bridge magazine If you asked experts which is the best bridge magazine, they would all answer, “The Bridge World.” Edited by Jeff Rubens (I am the associate editor), it aims mostly at experienced tournament players. However, there is also material for those trying to elevate their games to that level. You can bid 10 hands with your partner and compare your results against two expert pairs. And you can answer the eight bidding and opening-lead problems set to an expert panel. If you get the highest score, you win a book prize. This deal is from the monthly quiz entitled “Improve Your Defense.” Look at the West and North hands. Defending against three no-trump, West leads his fourth-highest diamond. East wins with his ace and returns a diamond to South’s king. Should West be doing anything in particular? The auction is straightforward. With a good, long minor, no short suit and no thoughts of slam, North should raise to three no-trump. This is a position that experts take in their stride, but less capable players do not have down pat. If you look at the full deal, declarer is going to take the club finesse at trick three. It is going to lose, and East will be wondering whether to shift to a spade or to a heart. If he leads the wrong suit, declarer runs for home with three hearts, one diamond and five clubs. West must help his partner by dropping the diamond 10 under South’s king. The unnecessarily high card is a suit-preference signal for the higher-ranking major suit. Details are at bridgeworld. com.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Liberty Savings Bank, FSB PLAINTIFF Vs. Bradley J. Wagner; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00214 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/1/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 07-01-400-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 23319 Lucas Road, Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to

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(6 ) file number 14-13-08319. I570985 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 5, 12 & 19, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Old Second National Bank f/k/a Old Second Bank Yorkville PLAINTIFF Vs. Vicki Esposito; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13CH 00169 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 9/12/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 18-32-403-105 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 255 Morrow Street Unit D, Somonauk, IL 60552 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-05210. I570983 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 5, 12 & 19, 2013.)

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Child Vanity & Pink Chair - Little Tikes Vanity Has White Lift Up Lid w/ "Mirror" Underneath That Child Can See Themselves In & Compartments Of Different Sizes For Storage. Can Be Used As A Desk Also. $22, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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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


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Radio Flyer Inchworm Bouncing Caterpillar Ride On, Red Hat & Red Seat & Green Body On Four Wheels, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 RIDE ON - Little Tikes Teal Coupe, Car Has Floor Board & Handle For Parent To Push Smaller Child & Floor Board Can Be Taken Out & Child Can Move The Car Around With Their Feet. Car Has Steering Wheel & A Beeping Horn, $25, DeKalb, 815-739-1953.


BIN - New Green or Red Small Canvas Storage Organizational Bin 10" w x 7.5" h x 12.75" d, $5, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 BINS - Large Canvas Storage Organizational Bins, New, Green or Red, 14" x 17" x 10", $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Brown, Very good condition! $25

UPRIGHT PIANO Kohler & Campbell, matching bench & many books. $375. 815-762-5880

Christmas Nativity Set – 12 pieces, 39” tall – All illuminated Outdoor, Used Once - $100 OBO 815-757-5867 9a-9p

Precious Moments Dated 1987 Club Figurine, "Love Is The Best Gift Of All", Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Bedroom Set – Dark Wood, Includes; Headboard - Fits Queen or Standard, Dresser w/ mirror, Nightstand & Armoire - $175 815-762-8255 after 12pm

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

Stoneware Accessory Set – 5 Piece New, Royal Seasons Snowman Print, Includes 2 Candlesticks, Napkin Holder, Gravy Bowl & Saucer, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Royal Seasons, New, 32 Pieces, Snowman Print, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 soup bowls & 8 mugs, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack, $160, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

Beautiful Desk - Mahogany inlays on top - Totally refinished; 42" wide, 8 drawers, brass handles $200. 815-825-2275

SHOES - Boys/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

24" Holographic Train - New 330 Light Yard Or Home Decoration Indoor/Outdoor Use, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 DRILL - Makita Drill w/ Battery, Charger & Case, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

Precious Moments Wedding Figurine "The Lord Bless & Keep You" E-3114, Great Condition, No Box, $8, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

Furry Magic Scarfs - New, Black & Red, Interchangeable, 11 Ways To Wear It, Can Be A Hat, Gloves, Scarf, Etc., Great For Tailgating Or Cooler Weather, $7. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. HANGERS - Huge Lot Of 250 Metal Hangers From Dry Cleaners, Organized In 10 Bundles Of 25 Each, $10, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 HELMET - Child Bike Helmet w/Blue Strap, White In Color & has picture of Kangaroo on front & says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's Men's Diadora Cleats Shoes, Size 8, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - Boy's/Men's Adidas Everyday Shoes Size 7.5, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

STEP LADDERS - 5 wood step ladders, Type lll, 200 lb rating, good condition, 4' to 6' high, $15 each, Sycamore 815-762-0382

Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike w/Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best For 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 TRICYCLE - Radio Flyer Child Bike Red & Blue In Color, $22, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

Nikon Camera - Cool Pix S3300 Digital Camera, In Excellent Condition, 2 year extended warranty - $80 OBO 815-508-0629 9a-8p


Cake Plate & Server – New By Madison & Max, Cardinal Bird Porcelain $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

Interior Wood Door - 36", golden solid oak, six panel style, right side hinges, Includes frame & privacy lock set installed - Excellent cond. $65. Sycamore. 815-762-0382

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953


BLENDER - Oster, White, 10 Speed Like New. $18. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BOWLS - New Set Of 3 - Apple Design Ceramic Bowls, 1-Large, 1-Medium, 1-Small & Ceramic Apple Design Matching Pitcher, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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Recliner Chair. Very Clean w/arm covers. Non smoking. Light Blue & Grey color. $40 847-515-8012 SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $125 OBO for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852

Gun Cabinet – 10 gun, fruitwood, 3 key – locked glass doors & drawer, lighted top & middle Like New - $375 Call 6-9pm 815-895-5441


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FUTON – Mission Style, Full Size, Oak Finish, Beige/Green Fabric, Includes 2 Pillows & 2 End Tables, Excellent Condition - $250 OBO, Moving - 815-762-0382 SYCAMORE Kitchen/Dining Room Set Round table, 4 chairs, Light vanish – Good Condition - $50. 815-522-6607 9a-10p

CLEATS SHOES - Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes. Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

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DEKALB - SPACIOUS MARKET APARTMENTS Starting @ $599, 2 Bedroom $683, 3 Bedroom Near the heart of NIU. Incl gas and forced air heat. Off street parking, lush grounds, on site laundry room. Outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, patios and balconies. Cats OK.

University Village Apts. 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd. 815-758-7859

DeKalb – 1148 ½ Market St. 2 BD upper apt. 1st/sec dep. $600 month 815-756-6201 DeKalb 1BR, w/study stove, fridge, heat included. 815-748-4085 DEKALB 2 BEDROOM Appliances, gas heat, C/A, ceiling fans, garage, no pets/smoking. $785, avail 12/1. 630-697-9102 DeKalb 2BR W/Den, New Kitchen. Private parking, $650. 1BR $580. Studio $450. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 Sycamore - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 1611 Maness Ct. $625/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768


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

Dekalb Spacious 2BR th

718 N. 11 St., W/D, large yard, near park, gas incl. $800/mo+sec. Pet friendly. 815-501-8343

DeKalb Spacious Lower 2BR Laundry, lrg yard, storage, garage avail. $750/mo. utilities not incl 815-751-2937 DeKalb Very Nice 1BR - 2BR ALL Utilities Are Included $730/mo. 815-156-1777 Cats OK, no smoking.


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

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

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

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

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

GENOA ~ 1 BEDROOM No pets, $445/mo + sec dep. Agent Owned 815-766-1513

The Knolls 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

Kingston 2 Bedroom Ranch Garage, basement, large lot. River view, appl, W/D, $900/mo + sec. Agent Owned 815-784-6388

GENOA ~ 2 BEDROOM Appl, gas heat, C/A, W/D hook-up. Basement, garage. No pets/smkg. $825/mo. 815-895-3458

Kirkland 4-Flat, Nice 3BR Big yard, prkg, water & garb paid. W/D hookup, $750/mo + electric + sec, no dogs. 630-359-3474

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

MALTA 1 Mo Rent FREE! 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

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


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

3BR, 1.5BA, Near I-88 & NIU 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, FR With Fireplace Gar, workshop, sunroom, $895. ALSO 3BR, attach gar, $775. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 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 1.5BA House Large Yard, Garage, Quiet Street 421 Home Street, $975/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768


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

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Liberty Savings Bank, FSB PLAINTIFF Vs. Bradley J. Wagner; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00214 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 8/1/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PART OF THE PRORATED EAST 61.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 3, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 1310.25 FEET FOR THE PLACE OF BEGINNING; THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 999.23 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE PRORATED EAST 61.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 217.90 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 999.84 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 217.90 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING IN ALL 5.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PIN 07-01-400-004 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 23319 Lucas Road, Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments, or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after Confirmation of the sale. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C.,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Jose G. Torres; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00371 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Jose G. Torres, Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: LOT 36 IN LINCOLNVIEW SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF DEKALB, SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 127 Home Drive, Dekalb, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by: Jose G. Torres, the Mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Platinum Capital Group d/b/a Primera Mortgage Co., as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2004000597; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before December 19, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-23121 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I573549

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y, will on 12/19/13 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE WEST 36.00 FEET OF LOT 67 IN THE FINAL PLAT OF ILLOWA FARMS FIRST RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 7 THROUGH 15 INCLUSIVE LOTS 20 THROUGH 21 INCLUSIVE, LOT 59, PART OF VACATED WARREN STREET AND THE DETENTION AREA OF ILLOWA FARM SUBDIVISION AND PART OF ASSESSORS LOT 11, BEING A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 37 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID RECORDED OCTOBER 23, 2001, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 2001018568, ALL LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF SOMONAUK, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 18-32-403-105 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 255 Morrow Street Unit D, Somonauk, IL 60552 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes,

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 19, 26 & December 3, 2013.)

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