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County Board OKs $77.3M budget By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members approved a $77.3 million budget after several members wanted to spend another month giving the budget a closer examination. On Wednesday, board members voted on separate ordinances on the tax levy and budget for fiscal 2014, which begins next year. In

a 15-8 vote, board members passed the budget, which has about $77.3 million in overall expenses and an overall deficit of about $4 million. Riley Oncken, R-Sycamore, abstained during the vote. They also approved a $20.9 million property tax levy in a 14-10 vote, which will result in increase of $8.72 in property tax bills for the average homeowner. The overall assessed value for property in the county is expected to decline by

almost 8 percent, which is about the same percentage of decline this year as in 2012. Because of declining property values, the average home assessed value in the county went from $200,000 in 2010 to $160,000 this year. Anthony Cvek, R-Sycamore, and Charles Foster, R-Shabbona, wanted to table the vote on the property tax levy and budget and study the budget further at another county finance committee

meeting. Cvek said the county is spending down its reserves by almost $900,000 and board members owed it to the taxpayers to find other ways to cut costs. “We lose nothing,” he said. “We have till the end of the year to approve a budget before Jan. 1… the only people that lose by us moving forward with this today and forcing this through without giving it an honest look are the taxpayers.” Several board members took

issue with the budget appeal process, such as Tracy Jones, R-Kirkland. Jones said he wanted a closer look at the budget because he didn’t fully understand all the money that went into the budget. “I’m willing to bet that tonight there’s millions of dollars on the table that a lot of people sitting right here are going to approve them [and] don’t know anything

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PERFECT DAY TO QUIT um-brand cigarettes in DeKalb County costs about $7. Also, in 2008, smoking was banned in all public indoor spaces and workplaces and within 15 feet their of entrances. The DeKalb County Health Department named a few resources smokers can go to for help. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the American Lung Association offers a free and confidential phone service called the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 866-784-8937 for anyone who needs advice on how to quit. Mayo Clinic trained respiratory therapists and nurses will assist smokers throughout the quitting process. Qualifying DeKalb County residents may receive eight weeks of a free nicotine replacement therapy which will provide patches, gum and lozenges at no cost, according to a department news release. “Sometimes therapy helps people quit because it gradually takes you off nicotine,” said Melissa McAvoy, a health educator with the county health department. There also is a program online at www.becomeanex.org, where participants can set up a quit date and track how many cigarettes they have. “It’s helpful for people to see when they smoke and if it’s at a stressful point in time,” McAvoy said. Robinson said there is a routine for when she smokes. She smokes first thing in the morning, has another before she lets her dogs out and smokes again after meals. “It takes over your life,” she said. “At the hospital, I was worried

Today’s event aims to help smokers quit harmful habit By ANDREA AZZO

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DeKALB – Whenever DeKalb resident Jo Ann Robinson’s granddaughter visits, Robinson sprays the house and hides all evidence of her smoking. Robinson, 54, has been smoking for more than 40 years. At age 35, she had quintuple heart bypass surgery. She has diabetes, heart disease and nerve problems, and she is currently recovering from foot surgery. “Half a pack of cigarettes [a day] is a wish list to die,” she said. “It’s terrible. This time I’ve got to quit.” Today is the perfect day to do it. Today is the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, when smokers quit for one day to prove they can do it, make a plan to quit or quit smoking altogether. Today is Ralph De Stefano’s 44th smoke-free day. The former DeKalb resident, who now lives in Chicago, quit by cutting his smoking intake in half every day. De Stefano, 42, was a pack-aday smoker. “In the past, my former wife wanted me to quit, my kids wanted me to quit ... everybody wanted me to quit,” he said. “I fully believe you can never quit for somebody else but for you.” There are a few more reasons smokers choose to quit: cost and inconvenience. A pack of premi-

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Riley Oncken, R-Sycamore, abstained during the vote.

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Air Force’s nuke troubles deeply rooted Key officers ‘burned out’ By ROBERT BURNS

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Trouble inside the Air Force’s nuclear missile force runs deeper and wider than officials have let on. An unpublished study for the Air Force, obtained by The Associated Press, cites “burnout” among launch officers with their fingers on the triggers of 450 weapons of mass destruction. Also, evidence of broader behavioral issues across the intercontinental ballistic missile force, including sexual assaults and domestic violence. The study, provided to the AP in draft form, says that court-martial rates in the nuclear missile force in 2011 and 2012 were more than twice as high as in the overall Air Force. Administrative punishments, such as written reprimands for rules violations and other misbehavior, also were higher in those years. These indicators add a new dimension to an emerging picture of malaise and worse inside the ICBM force, an arm of the Air Force with a proud heritage but an uncertain future. Concerned about heightened levels of misconduct, the Air Force directed RAND Corp., the federally funded research house, to conduct a three-month study of work conditions and attitudes among the men and women inside the ICBM force. It found a toxic mix of frustration and aggravation, heightened by a sense of being unappreciated, overworked, micromanaged and at constant risk of failure. Remote and rarely seen, the ICBM force gets little public attention. The AP, however, this year has documented a string of missteps that call

n Launch officers and more junior members of the missile security forces are suffering “burnout.” Burnout is defined as a combination of mental and physical exhaustion, cynicism and feelings of ineffectiveness. n Among the reasons voiced for feeling stressed: too little autonomy, pressure from frequent inspections, remoteness of the bases and unpredictable schedules. n Air Force figures show that in 201112, the rate of spousal abuse and courts-martial within the missile force were higher than in the Air Force overall. The trendline, however, is improving this year.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Hinckley HEA: Morning unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Sandi at 815-2867191. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. meeting, Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Call Lydia at 815895-4618. Open Closet: 5 to 7 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Courage, Attitude, Resources & Encouragement Support Group – CARE: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Health Care, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. CARE is for patients with cancer or other serious illness and for family members. www.kishhospital.org. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for information, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Keep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. La Leche League of DeKalb County: 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries store Community Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. All breast-feeding moms can share encouragement and support. Call Dawn at 815-5171067. www.lllusa.org/IL/WebDeKalbIL.html. One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. at Waterman United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. DeKalb County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m. social time and meeting at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. 4th St., DeKalb. For information, email Mark at markpietrowski@gmail. com, call 815-762-2054 or visit www.dekalbcountydemocrats.org. DeKalb County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 7 p.m. on 146.73 megahertz. For information, call Bill Itter (N9EWA) at 815-895-2020. DeKalb County Marines Corps League, officers, detachment and auxiliary: 7 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St. For information, contact Peter May at sneakypete2@hotmail. com or 815-761-7732, or call 815756-6625. www.dekalbcountymarines.com. Mothers and More Program Night: 7 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center Community Room, 12 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. All mothers are invited. To RSVP, email mothersandmoredekalbcounty@gmail.com or visit www. mothersandmore.org/chapters/ DekalbCounty. Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Free Fit Club: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Sycamore Community Center, 138 Fair St., Sycamore. For information, call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580. A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State St., Genoa., 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Closed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday Sexaholics AnonymousDeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Call 815-5080280. SA.org.

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Too fat to fly? Stranded man to take ferry to France

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By DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press LONDON – He’s been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home – and his family says it’s because he has been deemed too fat to travel. Now, Frenchman Kevin Chenais’ long and fitful journey is coming to an end. Chenais, who weighs 500 pounds, says he has been repeatedly refused transport over the past two weeks as he sought to get home to France from the United States. P&O Ferries finally offered to take him in an ambulance across the English Channel on Wednesday, the final hurdle keeping him from his home near the Swiss border. “It’s terrible. It’s discrimination. It was very hard, tiring and a big waste of money for my parents,” the 22-year-old told RTL radio Wednesday. Slumped over in his mobility scooter, he said he was exhausted just before being loaded into the ambulance. Chenais’ mother was outraged by the treatment her son allegedly received, saying he was discriminated against because of his weight. “It’s not the fault of my son to be big. He has a genetic illness,” Christina Chenais said. “We are very happy to go home after this long, distressing and traumatic situation.” The odyssey began when British Airways refused to honor his return ticket from the United States, where he spent months receiving medical care for a hormone imbalance. “When we talked about this prob-

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Kevin Chenais sits in his mobility scooter Wednesday in front of an ambulance at St. Pancras in London. Eurostar says it refused travel on its trains to the Frenchman who was earlier stranded in the United States because he was deemed too fat to fly. Chenais, who suffers from a medical condition, will travel by ambulance and ferry back to France. lem with British Airways that Kevin was too fat ... [they said] abandon any intention of coming back to France,” Kevin’s father, Rene, told RTL Radio. “From the fact of his incapacity, his obesity, he was not considered to be a normal being, but more like a problem.” BA acknowledges that it refused to let Chenais board the plane, but said confidentiality rules prevent it from saying why. BA insisted that it does not discriminate against customers for any reason and that the airline pro-

vides the option of an extra seat to people who contact them with concerns about seat width. “We respect the privacy of the customer so cannot comment on any changes in circumstance between arrival and departure dates,” the company said in a statement. British Airways declined to say what the changes in circumstance had been. Chenais said Carnival Cruises also rejected his request for a cabin on a trans-Atlantic voyage. The company declined to comment.

Eating nuts tied to lower risk of death The ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS – Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease – in fact, they were less likely to die of any cause – during a 30year Harvard study. Nuts have long been called hearthealthy, and the study is the largest ever done on whether eating them affects mortality. Researchers tracked 119,000 men and women and found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts. Eating nuts less often also appeared to lower the death risk, in direct proportion to consumption. The risk of dying of heart disease dropped 29 percent and the risk of dying of cancer fell 11 percent among those who had nuts seven or more times a week compared with people who never ate them. The benefits were seen from peanuts as well as from pistachios, almonds, walnuts and other tree nuts. The researchers did not look at how the nuts were prepared – oiled or salted, raw or roasted. A bonus: Nut eaters stayed slimmer. “There’s a general perception that if you eat more nuts you’re going to get fat. Our results show the opposite,” said Dr.

Ying Bao of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She led the study, published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. The National Institutes of Health and the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation sponsored the study, but the nut group had no role in designing it or reporting the results. Researchers don’t know why nuts may boost health. It could be that their unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and other nutrients lower cholesterol and inflammation and reduce other problems, as earlier studies seemed to show. Observational studies like this one can’t prove cause and effect, only suggest a connection. Research on diets is especially tough, because it can be difficult to single out the effects of any one food. People who eat more nuts may eat them on salads, for example, and some of the benefit may come from the leafy greens, said Dr. Robert Eckel, a University of Colorado cardiologist and former president of the American Heart Association. Dr. Ralph Sacco, a University of Miami neurologist who also is a former heart association president, agreed. “Sometimes when you eat nuts you eat less of something else like potato chips,” so the benefit may come from avoiding an unhealthy food, Sacco said.

WASHINGTON – Most young people say they aren’t very offended about the slurs and mean-spirited videos mocking overweight people or gays or blacks that they encounter on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. “You can’t let those things get to you,” says 15-year-old Vito Calli, an immigrant from Argentina whose online friends tease him with jokes about Hispanics. In a notable shift, however, young people are coming around to the idea that it’s wrong to contribute to this ugly side of the Internet free-for-all, a poll released Wednesday shows.

A bare majority, 52 percent, of people ages 14 to 24 now say it’s never OK to engage in discriminatory language, even when it’s just among friends who don’t really mean it. That’s up from 44 percent in 2011. A stronger majority – nearly 6 in 10 – say using slurs is wrong, even if you say you’re “just kidding.” Vito Calli Only about half were so disapproving two years ago. Meanwhile, the share of young people who come across slurs online has held steady, according to the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for

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A shopkeeper sells pistachios March 31 at his shop in Tehran, Iran. Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease, in fact, were less likely to die of any cause during a 30-year Harvard study.

How many nuts should you eat for your health? Some advice on adding nuts to your diet: n HOW MUCH: The American Heart Association recommends four servings of unsalted nuts a week. A serving is a small handful – 1.5 ounces of whole nuts – or 2 tablespoons in nut butter form. For example, there are about 23 almonds in a serving. n WHAT KIND: Peanuts or tree nuts including almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios. Eat them as a snack or add to other foods. n WATCH OUT: Nuts have a lot of nutrients but they also have a lot of calories. A serving of peanuts or almonds is about 240 calories.

Poll: Young people say online slurs common, not OK The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Public Affairs Research and MTV. More than half of young users of YouTube, Facebook and gaming communities such as Xbox Live and Steam said they sometimes or often encounter biased messages. Teens and twentysomethings say these slurs and taunting images they see online are mostly meant as jokes. The majority say they aren’t very offended when they see foul words online for women or gays – or even the N-word for African-Americans. “Sometimes I make a couple of jokes that might be offensive to someone and I don’t even realize it,” said Calli of Reading, Pa. “You forget there’s a person behind the computer with actual feelings.”

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Who gets slammed? n Those who are overweight (54 percent see them targeted sometimes or often) n Gay, lesbian or bisexual people (50 percent) n African-Americans (46 percent) n Women (44 percent) n Men who dress or carry themselves in a feminine way (42 percent) n Immigrants (34 percent) n Latinos (32 percent) n Muslims (31 percent) n Women who dress or carry themselves in a masculine way (31 percent) n Transgender people (31 percent)


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Users to determine dog park’s future Mechanical issues caused DeKalb train stoppage

By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Residents have asked the DeKalb Park District board for years to create a dog park. Now that park board members have approved creating one, they say the amount of use it gets will determine whether it becomes a permanent fixture. Park commissioners voted unanimously in a meeting last week to establish an off-leash dog park at one of the four baseball fields at Katz Park on Dresser Road, east of DeKalb High School. District staff were at the park Wednesday marking fence lines. Board President Phil Young said he hopes fences can be installed before the ground freezes. Young said the park, which will be just north of the skate park, is a temporary solution. “If it’s successful, we will look at a more permanent solution,” Young said. “If it doesn’t work out, it will be easy to convert it back to a baseball diamond.” John Tobias, who owns three dogs, said he was pleased with board’s decision. The area lacks places where dogs

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Todd Bex (front) and Josh Clark of the DeKalb Park District on Wednesday begin taking measurements and making a layout for the temporary dog park located at Katz Park in DeKalb. can legally run without leashes. The closest dog parks are in Campton Hills and three in Rockford. “There is no safe place in a 30-mile radius where a dog can run off the leash,” he said. “If people have small yards, they don’t have a lot of options. “When the board voted to

approve the park, the audience applauded. It was pretty cool.” An initial proposal to create a dog park in 2010 included construction of the park and parking lot at Katz Park, to the tune of about $200,000, Tobias said. Young said the scaleddown, temporary solution was

suggested by the park district’s interim Executive Director Lisa Small. “It won’t take much money or resources to make the changes – about $2,500 in materials including fencing and signage,” Young said.”That’s a small amount to invest. I think it will be a very good program.”

Evans on Nov. 13 to James Court Apartments on North First Street and gave him a gun. Police said Evans has admitted that he fired two shots at a car carrying people he was arguing with, court records show. Evans is being held at the DeKalb County Jail. His next court date is Thursday. If convicted of the more serious charge, Fields will face up to 15 years in prison. Bond was set at $100,000.

District could pay a Rosemont firm up to $16,000 to find a new executive director. Park commissioners voted Thursday to hire Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates after interviewing three firms, said board President Phil Young. Commissioners believe that HYA provides the most services, Young said. “They do a lot of vetting upfront. They interview intensely,” Young said. “We have no idea how many people will apply.” He said the board will meet with the firm to create a calendar for the process that he said would take about 10 weeks.

Former Executive Director Cindy Capek resigned in June.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Police: DeKalb man brought gun to fight DeKALB – The 24-year-old DeKalb man accused of bringing the gun another man used to shoot at an occupied vehicle last week was in jail Wednesday. Jerome V. Fields, of the 800 block of Jerome Pappas Drive V. Fields in DeKalb, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. Police said Fields drove 27-yearold DeKalb resident Benjamin

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Free megaphones for Spartans fans SYCAMORE – NB&T is giving away free thundersticks and megaphones to Sycamore High School football fans traveling to the Class 5A semifinal football game Saturday. Sycamore Spartans fans can pick up the items, while supplies last, in the lobbies of both Sycamore branch locations at 230 W. State St. and 1425 Coltonville Road.

DeKALB – Motorists in DeKalb ran into delays getting around town Tuesday evening because of a stopped train. The freight train, bound to Chicago from North Platte, Neb., came to a stop blocking all crossings in DeKalb about 6:30 p.m., according to Mark Davis, director of corporate relations and media for Union Pacific. “A knuckle in a coupling broke, and the way it broke, the train ran back into it,” Davis explained. A cutting torch had to be brought in along with machinery to separate the

train, fix the coupling and put it all back together. Because an air hose broke when the coupling broke, the train could not move, Davis said. DeKalb police community relations officer Chad McNett said railroad officials were in contact with city officials all evening, so police officials notified local media and posted information on the department’s Facebook page. Motorists were encouraged to use Peace Road, Pearl Street and Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb to avoid the stopped train. About 50 trains pass through DeKalb every day, according to Davis.

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Judge: No bond reduction in child porn case By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge declined to reduce the $1 million bond for a 45-year-old former teacher accused of having and distributing child pornography. Jerome McCauley, of the 300 block of Grant Street, Sycamore, and his defense attorney, Jack Donahue, asked Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert to reduce McCau - Jerome ley’s bond to McCauley $150,000. His mother could have posted the $15,000 necessary for his release while the case is pending. McCauley was charged Oct. 28 for allegedly having between 1,000 and 1,500 imag-

es and five to 10 videos of child pornography, some showing 12-year-old girls, according to court records. He previously worked as a seventh-grade teacher and volleyball coach at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles School District 303. McCauley would have lived with his mother in Bloomington if the bond had been reduced, First Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris said. But Harris argued that McCauley presented a flight risk because he doesn’t have a job or own real estate in the community. McCauley has no criminal history. If convicted of the most serious charge he faces, McCauley would be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison. Probation is not an option. His next court date is Dec. 5.

8OBITUARIES LLOYD COLLIER Born: April 30, 1924 Died: Nov. 17, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. PHOENIX, Ariz. – Lloyd Collier, 89, of Phoenix passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at his home. Funeral arrangements are being made by West-Murley Funeral Home, 18641 Alberta St., Oneida, Tenn., with burial to follow in Marcum Kidd Cemetery. To send condolences and a full eulogy, visit www.serenicare.com/ arizona. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

DONALD R. DAVIS SR. Born: Sept. 5, 1935, in Matthew, Mo. Died: Nov. 19, 2013, in Ottawa, Ill. OTTAWA – Donald R. Davis Sr., 78, of Ottawa, Ill., formerly of Robinson, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Matthew, Mo., to Edgar and Nellie (McKinney) Davis, Donald married June Audrey Hammond on Sept. 18, 1954, in Ottawa. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was employed as a corrections officer at Sheridan Correctional Center, and then for two years in Robinson until his retirement. He is survived by one daughter, Janice Elaine Davis of Ottawa; six sons, Donald Ray Davis Jr. of North Carolina, Brian Scott (Joyce) Davis of Ottawa, Charles Philip (Mona) Davis of Spencer, Ind., Teri (Cathy) Davis of Ottawa, the Rev. Greg W. (Julie) Davis of DeKalb and Adrian Keith (Kristina) Davis of Ottawa; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Munari of Marseilles and Imogene Arwood of Georgia; and brothers, Vernon Wilson of Ottawa, Terry (Judy) Wilson of Ottawa, Daryl Wilson of Dayton Township and Robert (Gayle) Wilson of Ottawa. He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 5, 2008; parents; two sons, David LeRoy Davis and Jack Allen Davis Sr.; and brothers, Eugene Davis, Edgar Lee Davis, Marvin Davis, Ronald Wilson and John Wilson. The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa with Wilbur Zeal officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park where

full military rites will be conducted. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brian, Charles, Teri, Greg, Adrian, Joshua and Jack Davis Jr. Memorials can be directed to the family for a charity to be designated later. Share remembrances and sign the online guest book at www. MuellerFH.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

EILEEN MacMURDO Born: Feb. 2, 1916, in Carlinville, Ill. Died: Nov. 19, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Eileen MacMurdo, 97, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb, surrounded by her family. Born Feb. 2, 1916, in rural Carlinville, the daughter of Fred and Halla (Trimble) Welton, Eileen grew up in the Carlinville area and graduated from Carlinville High School in 1934. She graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville in 1936 with a degree in elementary education. She began teaching in the fall of 1936 at the Pleasant Hill one-room school outside Virden. In 1940, Eileen married Don MacMurdo of Auburn. They settled in Virden and she continued teaching until the birth of their first son, Fred, in 1944. Eight years later, she and Don had their second son, Jim. Eileen returned to teaching in 1960 and continued in the Virden school system until she retired at the end of 1982. She continued to reside in Virden until mid-2011, when she relocated to Oak Crest. She is survived by her sons, Fred (Judy) of La Jolla, Calif., and Jim (Sara) of DeKalb; granddaughters, Anna and Jenny; grandsons, Joshua and Jeffrey; sister-in-law, Florence Sample of Auburn; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents; and only sister, Hazel. Private services will be Saturday, Nov. 23, at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Auburn, immediately followed by interment in Auburn Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to Oak Crest or Blackburn College. For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, at 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Quinn signs gay marriage bill Law goes into effect June 1 By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday allowing samesex weddings starting this summer, making President Barack Obama’s home state the 16th overall – and largest in the nation’s heartland – to legalize gay marriage. The festivities at the University of Illinois at Chicago featured a family-friendly crowd, musical performances and a stage lined with American, Illinois and rainbow flags. “We understand in our state that part of our unfinished business is to help other states in the United States of America achieve marriage equality,” Quinn said before he signed the bill on a desk once used by President Abraham Lincoln. He said part of that mission was to ensure that “love is not relegated to a second class status to any

citizen in our country.” References to freedom, equality, fairness and Lincoln – the desk was where he penned his 1861 inaugural address – were peppered throughout the event. In attendance were top elected officials, including Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Organizers estimated roughly 2,300 attended, including activists and members of the public. “We’re here to celebrate, family, commitment, equality, love, courage and community,” the law’s main sponsor state Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, told the crowd to enthusiastic applause. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Republican, praised the three House GOP members who voted in favor of the measure. “History will show that we got it right on this one,” she said before telling the crowd, “I am available to be a flower girl, and I’ll even waive the fee.” When the law takes effect June 1, same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage

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Nov. 16, with domestic battery. Damian P. Obando, 31, of Sycamore, was arrested Friday, Nov. 15, on a DeKalb County warrant for battery. He also was charged with trespassing.

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Turmoil at climate talks as blame game heats up By KARL RITTER The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland – Rich and poor nations are struggling with a yawning rift at the U.N. climate talks as developing countries look for new ways to make developed countries accept responsibility for global warming – and pay for it. With two days left, there was commotion in the Warsaw talks Wednesday after negotiators for developing nations said they walked out of a late-night meeting on compensation for the impact of global warming. “We do not see a clear commitment of developed parties to reach an agreement,” said Rene Orellana, head of Bolivia’s delegation. U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern downplayed the dispute, saying American nego-

tiators who had attended the meeting were surprised to hear of a walk-out. “The meeting ended with everyone leaving,” Stern told reporters. Contrasting views on what’s been said and done in closed discussions is not unusual in the slow-moving U.N. effort to curb global warming, which has often been held back by mistrust between rich and poor countries. The talks in Warsaw on a new global climate deal in 2015 have been going on since Nov. 11. The question of who’s to blame for global warming is central for developing countries, who say they should receive financial support from rich nations to make their economies greener, adapt to climate shifts and cover the costs of unavoidable damage caused by warming tempera-

NEW YORK – New Yorkers buying a health plan on the state’s new insurance exchange should read the fine print if they’re interested in getting care at some of the city’s top hospitals. Not all are participating in the new plans created by the Affordable Care Act. As of this week, not one of the plans for sale on New York’s health benefit exchange would cover treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer hospitals. That could mean that the 615,000 individuals and 450,000 small business employees expected to even-

tually get their insurance through the exchange would have to go someplace else for treatment, or pay the bill out of their own pockets. Other premier city hospitals are in the networks of just a few of the new plans. NYU Langone Medical Center has signed agreements with four of the 19 insurers doing business on the exchange. New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which oversees the city’s biggest hospital system, has signed agreements with six insurers. President Barack Obama promised when the Affordable Care Act was enacted that people who liked their doctors could keep them, but the reality of the law both in

New York and around the country is that the new, lower-cost policies it is creating sometimes have smaller provider networks than Medicare, Medicaid, or the plans people typically get through their employers. Those narrower networks are a result of insurers trying to control costs and hospitals being cautious about agreeing to take new, untested insurance products. A spokeswoman for NYU Langone, Lisa Greiner, said the hospital was taking a “semiconservative” approach to participation and working only with insurers with “strong records in resolving enrollment and payment issues.”

tures. Also, they say the fact that rich nations, historically speaking, have released the biggest amounts of heat-trapping CO2 by burning fossil fuels for more than 200 years means they need to take the lead in reducing current emissions. In Warsaw, developing nations are coming up with fresh ways to make their point. Brazil has proposed creating a formula to calculate historical blame. “They must know how much they are actually responsible ... for the essential problem of climate change,” Brazilian negotiator Raphael Azeredo said. Developed nations blocked that proposal, however, saying the world should look at current and future emissions when dividing up the responsibility for global warming.

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Reagan played role in NSA’s Hanson lobbied for budget’s OK hack of Google and Yahoo

“I’ve been around for about 30 budgets. It is not unusual at all … [for people] to say they don’t like the process and this is last minute and you’re rushing it through.”

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE, Calif. – Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of nonU.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley. But recent reports that the National Security Agency secretly broke into communications on Yahoo and Google overseas have technology companies, privacy

Group support important • SMOKEOUT Continued from page A1 about staying overnight. I thought, ‘I can’t smoke. What am I going to do?’ It’s the first thing that comes to mind.” Martha Kieffer, a nurse educator at Kishwaukee Hospital, teaches the Time to Quit Tobacco class, which will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18 at the hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, for $25. Those who attend all four sessions will receive a full refund. Kieffer said group support is important. “I even had one person who was very successful in quitting [who] said, ‘When I came to class, I didn’t plan on quitting, but everybody else did, so I did too,’ “ she said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and can cause lung diseases, cancer, heart disease, infertility, stroke and bone density issues. But the benefits of quitting can happen relatively quickly. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, a person’s blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal within 20 minutes of the last cigarette. The carbon monoxide level in the blood and oxygen level return to normal within nine hours. After just one day without smoking, a person’s chance of a heart attack decreases. “Nothing can be that bad that you have to smoke,” Robinson said. “I wish I would have thought about that years and years ago. “I can’t change the past, but I can do something about my future.”

Learn more n The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is available in more than 200 languages and for the deaf/hard of hearing. To contact them, call 866-784-8937. n For information, call DeKalb County Health Department at 815758-6673 or Kishwaukee Hospital at 815-756-1521; or visit www. cancer.org, www.smokefree.gov or www.quityes.org.

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advocates and even national security proponents calling for a re-examination of Reagan’s order and other intelligence laws. Experts suggest a legislative update is long overdue to clear up what Electronic Frontier Foundation legal director Cindy Cohn calls “lots of big gray areas.” With the cooperation of foreign allies, the NSA is potentially gaining access to every email sent or received abroad, or between people abroad, from Google and Yahoo’s email services, as well as anything in Google Docs, Maps or Voice, according to a series of articles in the Washington Post. It’s impossible to know how many of Goo-

gle and Yahoo’s collective 1.8 billion accounts are affected, but in a single 30-day period last year, field collectors processed and warehoused more than 180 million new records – ranging from “metadata,” which would indicate who sent or received emails and when, to content such as text, audio and video, the Post reported. “Had the NSA done the same warrantless tapping at Google’s Mountain View, California, headquarters, there’s no doubt they would be violating the law,” said Cohn, whose San Francisco-based non-profit fights for digital freedoms. “They’re doing this abroad because they want that fig leaf of legality.”

about them,” he said. Other board members such as Frank O’Barski, D-DeKalb, and Mark Pietrowski, D-Cortland, said board members should pass the budget and find ways to make cuts next year along with improving the budget appeal process. County Administrator Gary Hanson encouraged the board to pass it as well. He said the arguments against passing the tax levy and budget were nothing new. “I’ve been around for about 30 budgets,” he said. “It is not unusual at all … [for people] to say they don’t like the process and this is last minute and you’re rushing it through.” Since county officials put

Gary Hanson, county administrator the budget on public display in September, there have been several changes made through the appeal process. Peter Stefan, county finance director, said the State’s Attorney’s Office requested a full-time secretary position. Because of budget constraints, two part-time secretary positions were budgeted instead, with a cost of no more than $27,000 to cover salaries and expenses for Social Security and Medicare. Several funds for county

Service member: ‘We don’t care if things go properly. We just don’t want to get in trouble’ • TROUBLES Continued from page A1 into question the management of a force that demands strict obedience to procedures. The AP was advised in May of the confidential study, shortly after it was completed, by a person who said it should be made public to improve understanding of discontent within the ICBM force. After repeated inquiries, and shortly after AP filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a PowerPoint outline, the Air Force provided it last Friday and arranged for RAND officials and two senior Air Force generals to explain it. Based on confidential small-group discussions last winter with about 100 launch officers, security forces, missile maintenance workers and

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh talks to a reporter Wednesday in his office at the Pentagon. others who work in the missile fields – plus responses to confidential questionnaires – RAND found low job satisfaction and workers distressed by staff shortages, equipment flaws and what they felt were stifling management tactics.

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It also found what it termed “burnout.” Burnout in this context means feeling exhausted, cynical and ineffective on the job, according to Chaitra Hardison, RAND’s senior behavioral scientist and lead author of

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8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Gathering to remember children lost

tion of Northern Illinois is holding a fundraiser to assist with disaster relief efforts in response to the To the Editor: devastation caused by Typhoon This letter is an invitation to Haiyan which hit the central those who have lost a child, no Philippines on Nov. 8. matter what age, or under what It is estimated that thousands of circumstances, to unite with lives were lost and 600,000 peoother families in the Compassionple are now homeless. This is an ate Friends Worldwide Candle unprecedented calamity and the Lighting. This year the Memorial Service immediate needs are for survival to honor the memories of our chil- – food, medicine, and shelter. We dren will be held on Sunday , Dec. are all saddened by the hardships being experienced by the Filipino 8, beginning at 6:15 pm at the people and want to do all we can Hopkins Park first-floor meeting room. A short program of music to help. Please join us from 6:30 to 8:30 and readings will be held prior to p.m. Sunday for a simple Filipino the candle lighting. meal. This fundraising event will The lighting of the candles unites friends and families around be held at Oak Crest DeKalb Area the globe who honor the memory Retirement Center at 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive in DeKalb (enter of their child who is gone. through Door 18 on the east side). We invite you to join us in this We are asking for your help with service of remembrance. If you a tax-deductible donation to the have any questions, feel free to American Red Cross that will be call Sue Rankin at Hospice, 815earmarked for Philippine Re756-3000. lief. Your generosity and prayers will reach the people who are Donna I. Bennett DeKalb most in need. If you are unable to attend our Benefit to help typhoon fundraiser, please send your victims in the Philippines check payable to the American To the Editor: Red Cross (write on memo line: Philippine Relief) to the DeKalb The Filipino-American Associa-

County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and concern. It is difficult to imagine the devastation and suffering caused by Typhoon Haiyan and the process of rebuilding lives and homes will take years. The response of concern and caring from our community has been overwhelming and comforting to the Filipino-American community. For more information, please email evelina.cichy@ yahoo.com.

Ethics test a time-waster

To the Editor: Why did President Obama snub Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s historic speech? It’s really quite simple: words. I believe words kept him hiding in Washington. They being, “A government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

To the Editor: Every October, every employee of the state of Illinois must take an online ethics test. These include Illinois State Police officers, college faculty, Secretary of State workers, Illinois Department of Transportation employees, etc. This ethics test took effect under then Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s leadership. So every October, thousands of state government employees spend 20-30 minutes of the time the taxpayers of Illinois are paying them to work to take the Illinois Ethics Test. Wouldn’t it be better for all new employees to take the test, with established employees given a brochure to read on their own time? This would permit the thousands of honest state employees to actually do their jobs rather than spending taxpayers’ money for them to sit in front of a computer taking a test based on a lame idea enacted by a governor who is now in federal prison due to his own lack of ethics.

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Obama vs. Gettysburg

Latest ‘Obamacare’ fix only makes it worse When he was trying to get Congress to pass his health-care law, President Barack Obama repeatedly promised that people would be able to keep their insurance plans if they liked them. Now that promise is being proved false: Insurance companies are canceling plans across the country, often because they don’t comply with Obamacare’s regulations. Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been rushing to pass legislation that would let people stay in their insurance policies – especially because the law threatens to fine them for not replacing those policies, which is hard to do when the federal website where they’re supposed to find a replacement isn’t working. Last week, Obama announced he’s going to let insurance plans that don’t comply with Obamacare’s regulations skate by. In other words, he’s not going to enforce those regulations. The legal basis for this decision is unclear. Also unclear is whether the decision will help anyone. As the president said, state regulators still have to decide whether to allow the old plans to continue, and insurers have to decide whether to reissue them. If state regulators allow the plans to be reissued and insurers agree to go along,

likely to solve the problem. The website’s difficulties make that problem worse, because only the most motivated Internet surfers have so far applied for insurance – which is to say, the sickest ones. The president’s announcement, to the extent it affects the insurance market, will make one of the law’s chief problems will get worse. Experts on both sides of the debate that problem worse yet. The more people who stay in their current plans, the fewer have long understood the program was will sign up for the exchanges. And the vulnerable to “adverse selection.” It people who will most want to keep their depends on healthy people, many of them current plans, one would think, are the young, deciding to buy insurance. Their premiums will exceed their expected med- healthy ones. Obama’s announcement should also ical costs, and thus subsidize those in the insurance pool with higher expected costs. put an end to the argument that the health But the Affordable Care Act also reduc- care law would be working great if only Republicans weren’t sabotaging it. That es the incentive for healthy people to buy argument was always strange: If your plan insurance. It lets people who get sick buy requires that its main opponents go out of insurance on the same terms as healthy their way to make it work, even when the people; they just have to wait for an open-enrollment period. If the healthy opt plan itself is unpopular, maybe your plan out, the pool will consist disproportionate- needs a rethink. But it isn’t Republicans who are floutly of the sick, and premiums will be high. ing the law anyway. It’s Obama, who has That means those who don’t qualify for just announced on national television that Obamacare’s subsidies will be even less likely to buy insurance, and the subsidies he is – once again – going to ignore its provisions. for those who do will be larger. The fines are supposed to give people a new incentive to sign up, but they’re • Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg lower than the cost of buying insurance, View columnist, a visiting fellow at the and the Internal Revenue Service has few American Enterprise Institute and a semeans of enforcing them. So they seem un- nior editor at National Review.

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If you’re a smoker who’s tired of people telling you to quit, get used to it. People are going to keep bugging you about your habit, but you don’t have to listen. In fact, if you’re not ready to quit, you shouldn’t bother. You can keep shelling out $7 or more for every pack of cigarettes you buy. You can continue to worry whether you have cigarettes and a lighter or matches every time you leave the house, or experience the moment of panic that comes when you realize you don’t have one or the other. You can keep excusing yourself from work, from For the record your seat at the table or from the party, so you can Nicotine addiction can go outside for a smoke. have a powerful grip on Smoking is still allowed people, and cigarettes in cars, at least. Just keep are a legal product that making sure not to drop is readily available. Many your butt while you’re smokers make several driving so you don’t burn failed attempts before they another hole in the upholquit for good. stery, or in your pants. As of Jan. 1, you’ll have to stop flicking your butts out the window, too – tossing cigarette butts will be considered littering then and you could be fined up to $1,500. You’ll have to start using your car’s ashtray – if it even came with one installed. You can keep trying to hide the fact that you smoke cigarettes from the children in your life, or if you don’t bother with that, keep coming up with ways to deflect their questions about your habit. Even if you do choose to keep smoking, please don’t expose children to secondhand smoke. They’re not old enough to make their own decisions, and secondhand smoke can harm their health. Having a parent who smokes – and cigarettes in the home – can also increase the chances that children will become smokers. Nicotine addiction can have a powerful grip on people, and cigarettes are a legal product that is readily available. Many smokers make several failed attempts before they quit for good. Today is the 38th annual Great American Smokeout, though. A day when people are supposed to try to get through a whole day without cigarettes, or even commit to quitting for good. It’s certainly the healthy choice for your body. Despite all the inconveniences of smoking, in some ways it’s the harder choice, too. But quitting smoking, for however long you can, is worth doing, for yourself and those who love you. Not everything worth doing is easy.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Common Core, teacher reviews pay dividends The country is engaged in a fierce debate about two educational reforms that bear directly on the future of its schoolchildren: first, teacher evaluation systems that are taking hold just about everywhere, and, second, the Common Core learning standards that have been adopted by all but a few states and are supposed to move the schools toward a more challenging, writing-intensive curriculum. Both reforms – or at least the principles behind them – got a welcome boost from reading and math scores released recently by the federal government. Although the nation as a whole still has a long way to go to match high-performing school systems abroad, states that have toughened their teacher evaluations and standards have shown positive results. Two examples are the District of Columbia and Tennessee, among the first to install more ambitious standards and teacher evaluations. Tennessee jumped from 46th in the country in fourth-grade math two years ago to 37th, and from 41st in the nation to 34th in eighth-grade reading. The District of Columbia, though still performing below the national average, has also shown progress. The scores of its students improved significantly in both math and English. Moreover, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the eight states that managed to get the Common Core standards in place in time for the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress exams this year showed improvement from 2009 scores in either reading or math. Nationwide, the story is less encouraging. For example, on this year’s assessment, fourth-graders and eighth-graders, on average, showed only slight gains from two years ago in math and reading scores. Even worse, the results show that less than half of the nation’s students are performing at a proficient level in either math or reading as judged by the federal rating system, indicating that the country is not moving swiftly enough toward its goal of preparing students for work in a global economy. Equally worrisome is the continuing gap between low-income and more-affluent students. But the progress seen elsewhere – like Tennessee and the District of Columbia – shows that improvement is possible if the states strengthen their resolve and apply solutions that have been shown to work. The New York Times

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST TODAY

Low pressure will continue to move through the area spreading another round of light to moderate rain. Rainfall amounts will be around 0.25 of an inch. Winds will shift out of the north in the evening, dropping temperatures. A few showers or lurries will occur early on Friday, but strong northwest winds will drive temperatures down into the 30s in the evening. Windy and cold for the weekend.

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Sports

Washington High football team prepares for Class 5A semiinal as town cleans up after tornado. PAGE B8

SECTION B Thursday, November 21, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

NO. 16 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 35, TOLEDO 17

HUSKIES 4-PEAT AP photo

Rodriguez walks out of own grievance hearing NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball commissioner Bud Selig to testify. Horowitz was in the midst of the 11th day of hearings on the grievance filed by the players’ association to overturn the 211-game suspension given to Rodriguez by Major League Baseball last summer for alleged violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract. “I’m done. I don’t have a chance. You let the arbiter decide whatever he decides,” Rodriguez said during an interview on WFAN radio. “My position doesn’t change. I didn’t do it.” A person familiar with the session said that after Horowitz made his ruling, the New York Yankees third baseman slammed a table, uttered a profanity at MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred and left. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because what takes place at the hearing is supposed to be confidential. “I am disgusted with this abusive process, designed to ensure that the player fails,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “I have sat through 10 days of testimony by felons and liars, sitting quietly through every minute, trying to respect the league and the process. “This morning, after Bud Selig refused to come in and testify about his rationale for the unprecedented and totally baseless punishment he hit me with, the arbitrator selected by MLB and the players’ association refused to order Selig to come in and face me. The absurdity and injustice just became too much. I walked out and will not participate any further in this farce.” – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro hockey Blackhawks at Winnipeg, 7 p.m., CSN After opening a seven-game road trip with a lopsided defeat, the Hawks will try to bounce back by extending their dominance over the Jets, seeking a seventh consecutive win over the Winnipeg franchise and third this season. More on Page B2. Also on TV... Pro basketball L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m., TNT Bulls at Denver, 9:30 p.m., TNT Pro football New Orleans at Atlanta, 7 p.m., NFLN Men’s basketball Puerto Rico Tip-Off, first round, Long Beach St. vs. Michigan, 4 p.m., ESPN2 2K Sports Classic, first round Connecticut vs. Boston College, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Wofford at Minnesota, 6 p.m., BTN 2K Sports Classic, first round, Indiana vs. Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN2 College football Rutgers at Central Florida, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Rice at Alabama-Birmingham, 6:30 p.m., FS1 Golf PGA Tour, World Cup, second round, 8 p.m., TGC

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Northern Illinois senior quarterback Jordan Lynch runs the ball against Toledo in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game in Toledo, Ohio. The Huskies, ranked No. 16 in the Bowl Championship Standings, defeated the Rockets, 35-17, to clinch their fourth straight Mid-American Conference West Division crown.

NIU making new home in Detroit TOLEDO – Goodbye, Toledo. Hello, Detroit. At the Glass Bowl, the unofficial birthplace of MACtion in NIU’s 63-60 win over Toledo two years ago, a different form took place, one that saw as many turnovers and missed field goals as touchdowns. Yet through it all, the end result was the same once again for Northern Illinois. Another NIU midweek victory, another Mid-American Conference West Division championship, another late-season trip to Detroit officially on the schedule after a 35-17 win over the Rockets. And the Huskies once again will be heavy favorites to win the title game no matter who ends up being their MAC East opponent in two weeks. NIU likes to consider

Next vs. Western Michigan, 6 p.m. Tuesday, ESPN2, AM-1360, AM-670, 98.9-FM

Lynch rushes for 3 TDs in MAC West clincher By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com

VIEWS Ross Jacobson Chicago’s Soldier Field its unofficial second home. But judging by how often the Huskies have finished the MAC season in Detroit – now each of the past four years – they should bestow that title upon Ford Field instead. Call it Huskie Stadium Farther East. Overcoming a series of injuries to its top wideouts and an uncharacteristic trio of missed field goals from Mathew Sims, undoubtedly the most clutch kicker in school history, the Huskies once again came up with the plays they needed when it mattered most.

See JACOBSON, page B3

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

Countdown to kickoff

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DAYS IHSA state football championships at NIU’s Huskie Stadium in DeKalb Fact of the Day: 8 – Number of current football classes, categorized by school enrollment numbers with a special multiplier for private schools. The IHSA expanded from six to eight classes in 2001.

TOLEDO, Ohio – Northern Illinois Unversity will head to Detroit for the fourth consecutive season. With Wednesday’s 35-17 win over Toledo at the Glass Bowl, the Huskies clinched the Mid-American Conference West Division for the fourth consecutive season. No matter what happens against Western Michigan on Tuesday night, the two-time defending MAC champion Huskies will play for another football conference title Dec. 6 at Ford Field. NIU scored on its first possession of the game, when tailback James Spencer ran for a 19-yard touchdown run. However, the Huskies failed to take a double-digit lead when Mathew Sims missed a 23-yard field goal attempt later in the quarter. The No. 16 Huskies (11-

0, 7-0 MAC) overcame three first-half missed field goals by the normally reliable Sims to come home with the victory. The Toledo (7-4, 5-2 MAC) offense shot itself in the foot early on, with turnovers on two of its first four possessions. On the Rockets’ first play from scrimmage, quarterback Terrance Owens fumbled the ball, which was recovered by NIU defensive end George Rainey. Later on, Owens was picked off by NIU safety Jimmie Ward at the Huskies’ 22-yard line. In the second quarter, the Rockets commited their third turnover of the first half when tailback Kareem Hunt, on third-and-goal from the NIU 2-yard line, took a snap out of the wildcat formation and threw a pass, which was intercepted by Huskies linebacker Boomer Mays.

See HUSKIES, page B3

GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING STATE FINALS

Sophomores team up for trip to state finals Olson, Flemming, Miller to make 1st appearance at state By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The few seconds between touching the wall and seeing the time felt like an eternity to Bailey Flemming. The DeKalb/Sycamore co-op sophomore had finished the last leg of the 200-yard medley relay in third place Saturday in the St. Charles East Sectional, just missing out on Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com the last state qualifying spot given DeKalb/Sycamore co-op swimmers Kylie Olson (from left), Bailey Flemming, Jensen Keck to the top two finishers. But if the reand Alexa Miller prepare for practice Tuesday at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. The girls lay’s time beat the Illinois’ automatic will be competing in the 200-yard medley relay state finals Friday at New Trier High School qualifying standards, the relay was headed to the state meet Friday at in Winnetka.

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos and more – log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/ dcpreps. New Trier. “It was so nerve-racking, but then I looked up at [my teammates] and they were cheering so I knew we got it,” Flemming said. “It was incredible. It was a great feeling.” The relay team of sophomores Flemming, Jensen Keck, Alexa Miller and Kylie Olson clocked in at 1 minute, 50.12 seconds, a mere four-hundredths of a second ahead of the standard set at 1:50.16.

See SWIMMING, page B7


SPORTS

Page B2 • Thursday, November 21, 2013

8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Wheaton Academy at Somonauk Tim Humes Breakout Tournament, 7 p.m. Sycamore at Burlington Central tournament, TBA Genoa-Kingston at Harvard tournament, TBA Indian Creek at IMSA Hoop Happenings, TBA Hiawatha at Elgin tournament, TBA Boys Bowling Sycamore at Dixon, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY Girls Basketball Sycamore at Burlington Central tournament, TBA Genoa-Kingston at Harvard tournament, TBA Indian Creek at IMSA Hoop Happenings, TBA Hiawatha at Elgin tournament, TBA Girls Swimming DeKalb/Sycamore at state meet at New Trier, TBA

SATURDAY Football Sycamore at Montini in Class 5A state semifinals, 1 p.m. Girls Swimming DeKalb/Sycamore at state meet at New Trier, TBA Girls Basketball Sycamore at Burlington Central tournament, TBA Kaneland at Immaculate Conception tournament, TBA Genoa-Kingston at Harvard tournament, TBA Indian Creek at IMSA Hoop Happenings, TBA Hiawatha at Elgin tournament, TBA Boys Bowling DeKalb at Plainfield North tournament, 9 a.m. Sycamore at Guilford tournament, 1 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS H-BR girls basketball falls to ACC in tournament play The Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball team fell to Aurora Central Catholic, 44-38, in the Tim Humes Breakout tournament Tuesday at Somonauk. Lauren Paver scored 17 points and Karrigan Cowan added 11 for the Royals (1-1).

White Sox claim Elmore off waivers from Houston CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox claimed infielder Jake Elmore off waivers from the Houston Astros and purchased the contracts of infielder Carlos Sanchez and outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte. The Sox announced the moves Wednesday. The 26-year-old Elmore batted .242 in 52 games with Houston last season and appeared at all nine positions. He played 20 games at shortstop, 12 at second base, nine in left field, two in center and one each at pitcher, catcher, first, third and right. He became the 14th player in major league history to pitch and catch in the same game at Texas on Aug. 19. Sanchez spent the entire season with Charlotte and hit .241. Thompson batted .229 for Double-A Birmingham.

Cubs select Alcantara’s, Beeler’s contracts CHICAGO – The Cubs have selected the contracts of infielder Arismendy Alcantara and right-handed pitcher Dallas Beeler from Double-A Tennessee. Alcantara batted .271 with 15 home runs, 69 RBIs and 31 stolen bases in 133 games for Tennessee. Beeler was 4-2 with a 3.13 ERA in nine starts for the minor league club.

Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting after season NEW YORK – With two artificial knees, two artificial hips and a bad back, the travel required by his analyst job for CBS just became too much for Dan Dierdorf. The 64-year-old Hall of Famer announced Wednesday he will retire after this season – his 43rd straight involved with the NFL. – From staff, wire reports

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BLACKHAWKS

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Points pile up for Sharp

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Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi on a penalty shot during the third period of Sunday’s game at the United Center.

Next at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. today, CSN, AM-720 I did the last 10 games,” Sharp said before Tuesday’s dismal 5-1 defeat at Colorado. “And the point production isn’t even close. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. I’m a player on a good team and we’re competitive every night. That’s the best thing you can ask for.” Of course, there’s a clear line of demarcation in Sharp’s production this season – Oct. 28 in Minnesota, the day Joel Quenneville bumped him up to the top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. That was exactly 11 games ago. Before that, Sharp was skating on a line with Michal Handzus and Patrick Kane. And while Handzus is a savvy playmaker and responsible defender, he simply didn’t have the speed

to keep up with his wingers. Toews does. The results have been eye-popping. “He’s playing with guys [with whom] the production’s probably a little higher than when he started,” Quenneville said. “That [second] line earlier on, they were probably getting the chances, but maybe not the quality. … Certainly scorers, they love to score, and they feed off it when you get rolling like that.” Sharp’s torrid play of late certainly boosts his chances of making the Canadian Olympic squad in Sochi, a lifelong dream of his. While he might not be counting the numbers anymore, surely Team Canada’s player evaluators notice when a guy hands out four assists in one game, like Sharp did at Dallas, or scores twice against a very good San Jose team, like Sharp did on Sunday. Sharp said the speculation (and the eventual disappoint-

ment of being left out) didn’t affect his play in 2010, and that it won’t this year, either, even as the final roster decisions loom next month. Again, that temperament comes with age, with experience. “I’m only thinking about the Blackhawks, and doing everything I can for Joel, because Joel has really given me an opportunity to play more and play a bigger role,” Sharp said. “I’m excited about that, and I want to reward him. “You hear about it and you read articles, but I’m 31 years old now, I’m going to be 32 pretty soon. It’s not going to affect the way I’m playing on the ice for the Hawks.” Note: The Hawks were off Wednesday, and there was no official update on the lower-body injuries of Marian Hossa and Bryan Bickell. However, the Hawks recalled Jeremy Morin from Rockford, meaning Bickell’s likely to miss Thursday’s game at Winnipeg.

Butler likely out until December By JOE COWLEY DENVER – The Bulls announced Wednesday that shooting guard Jimmy Butler stayed behind in Chicago because of turf toe on his right big toe. He was listed as week-toweek, but coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t want to start throwing timetables around. “I don’t even want to speculate,” said Thibodeau, whose team begins a six-game road Jimmy Butler trip Thursday against the Nuggets. “He has to get the swelling out first.’’ The best-case scenario would be for Butler to be re-evaluated next week after the game against the Pistons and be ready for the Nov. 30 game against the Cavaliers, the last stop on the road trip, but he likely won’t play until at least a week or two into December. “It’s too bad,” backup big man Taj Gibson said. “Jimmy has been working really hard. But this happens with the style of ball that we play. We all go all out every game, so guys get banged up.” It’s another setback for Butler in a season of setbacks. “That’s exactly what happened,” Thibodeau said of the roller-coaster ride for Butler. “He was playing great at the start of camp, then got hurt [left knee] and missed a significant amount of time. He had a hard time finding his rhythm again. He has been playing really well of late. He has put in an inordinate amount of time working on his shooting, coming in every night. He has really shot the ball well the last three or four games. He knows what he has to do. He’ll be fine.” Butler is averaging 11.2 points and was averaging 12.3

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After slow start, veteran goes on scoring spree WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Patrick Sharp was always counting. Goals, assists, plus-minus – he knew every stat as it happened, seeing his numbers rising and falling in real time. When the scoresheets were passed around after the game, Sharp didn’t need to pore over the numbers. He already knew them. This is how young players, new to the league and trying to make a name for themselves, evaluate themselves. Sharp – a goal-scorer by trade – was no different. “Early in my career, I was a player that definitely looked at numbers a lot, and based my play on individual numbers,” said Sharp, about a month shy of his 32nd birthday. “Now I know that’s not always the case. You go into a game knowing what you want to accomplish, and those numbers will take care of themselves down the road.” That veteran perspective is why Sharp wasn’t smashing sticks when he was sitting on just one goal and four assists through the first 11 games of the season. And that same veteran perspective is why the red-hot Sharp isn’t patting himself on the back and booking a February flight to Sochi after posting six goals and nine assists in the 11 games since. The law of averages suggested Sharp – nearly a pointa-game player over the past few seasons – would get his stats. But more importantly to Sharp, the way he was playing made it just as inevitable. “It’s funny, those first 10 games or so, I felt like I had more chances offensively than

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

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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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PF 252 227 193 129

PA 220 226 276 318

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PF 398 232 194 228

PA 255 138 246 222

Today 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. Thursday, Nov. 28 Green Bay at Detroit, 11:30 a.m. Oakland at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Bears at Minnesota, noon Arizona at Philadelphia, noon Jacksonville at Cleveland, noon Miami at N.Y. Jets, noon New England at Houston, noon Tampa Bay at Carolina, noon Tennessee at Indianapolis, noon Atlanta at Buffalo, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 3:35 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 3:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 New Orleans at Seattle, 7:40 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct 9 1 .900 6 3 .667 4 6 .400 4 7 .364 2 7 .222 Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 5 7 .417 Toronto 4 7 .364 Boston 4 8 .333 New York 3 7 .300 Brooklyn 3 7 .300 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 8 3 .727 Atlanta 6 5 .545 Charlotte 5 6 .455 Orlando 4 6 .400 Washington 3 7 .300

GB — 2½ 5 5½ 6½

Indiana Bulls Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee

GB — ½ 1 1 1 GB — 2 3 3½ 4½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Next at Denver, 9:30 p.m. today, WGN, TNT, AM-1000 over his past four games, including the 86-81 victory Monday against the Bobcats in which he left the game in the third quarter with the injury, was looked at and went back in until Thibodeau felt the toe was too much of a hindrance. “You have your medical team back there,” Thibodeau said. “They’re telling you whether a guy can go or not. I have to trust the trainer, trust the doctor and obviously trust Jimmy. He wanted to give it a shot. They thought he could, so we did. That’s the way it worked out.” Kirk Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy are the leading candidates to take over for Butler, but Thibodeau said he wasn’t sure which way he was leaning. “There are a lot of things that you’re looking at,” Thibodeau said. “You’re looking at matchups, trying to keep units together. “I want to see what works best for the team. We’ll get a look at it [Thursday] and have a better feel for where we are.” Hinrich and Dunleavy didn’t seem concerned about who starts or comes off the bench. “It hurts,’’ Hinrich said. ‘‘It’s a big loss. Everybody has to step up. My mind-set really isn’t going to change. “I’m willing to do whatever.” As was Dunleavy. “Obviously, there are minutes to fill with Jimmy out, and I think we can do that from a lot of different areas,’’ Dunleavy said. “The good thing is there’s depth on this team. We have guys that can step in and hopefully pick up the slack. “The hope is Jimmy will be back sooner than later, but we got to go with who we got.”

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Former Bulls player Dennis Rodman waves during a news conference to promote a Japanese cable network’s coverage of the upcoming NBA season Oct. 25 in Tokyo.

Rodman seeking peace between U.S. N. Korea By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press Dennis Rodman wants to belly up to the bar with some friends and order a shot of peace talks. He believed his latest proposal is just the tonic needed to ease tension between the United States and North Korea. “Everyone knows President Barack] Obama drinks beer,” Rodman said. “But you know what? I’m pretty sure he does have a cocktail here or there. I’d love to see him with a ... shot in his hand, toasting to Kim Jong [Un] and me. “That would be awesome.” A Rodman-branded vodka is set to debut this week, just the latest business venture he’s had a fling with, stretching from wrestling to authoring a children’s book to even, yes, unofficial basketball ambassador to North Korea. He can count Kim as a fan of the vodka – the duo drank from two cases Rodman brought over for his recent visit in September, where they talked hoops and planned an exhibition game in January. Dennis Rodman. NBA champion. Hall of Famer. Reality TV star. Peace broker?

“Just think, it’s up to Dennis Rodman to break ground with North Korea,” he said. “I’m the only one in the world who will go talk to this guy and try and find some common ground with these people. I’m hoping that gap between America and North Korea can close. Those guys love a lot about America. They love it. That’s why I go over there. “People don’t believe that.” Rodman, who once wore a wedding dress to a book signing, said all his work should have earned him a Nobel Peace Prize. “People put that label on me like it’s my responsibility to save the world,” he said. “If it happens to come to that, then yes, I guess I’m all for it. Let’s just all get together and keep everything cool, man.” Rodman, known as much for his piercings, tattoos and bad behavior as he was for basketball, was the highest-profile American to meet Kim since Kim inherited power from father Kim Jong Il in 2011. He traveled to the secretive state for the first time in February with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO series produced by New Yorkbased VICE TV.

Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 9 1 .900 Houston 8 4 .667 Dallas 7 4 .636 Memphis 6 5 .545 New Orleans 4 6 .400 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 9 2 .818 Oklahoma City 7 3 .700 Minnesota 7 5 .583 Denver 4 6 .400 Utah 1 11 .083 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 8 3 .727 L.A. Clippers 7 4 .636 Phoenix 5 4 .556 L.A. Lakers 5 7 .417 Sacramento 2 7 .222

GB — 2 2½ 3½ 5 GB — 1½ 2½ 4½ 8½ GB — 1 2 3½ 5

Wednesday’s Results Miami at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Boston at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Bulls at Denver, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts 21 14 3 4 32 20 14 3 3 31 22 13 5 4 30 19 14 5 0 28 20 11 7 2 24 23 10 10 3 23 21 10 9 2 22 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 St. Louis Minnesota Colorado Dallas Winnipeg Nashville

GF 78 70 57 59 58 61 48

GA 61 47 50 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 Boston 21 14 6 1 29 59 38 Tampa Bay 20 14 6 0 28 64 50 Toronto 21 13 7 1 27 62 49 Detroit 22 9 6 7 25 54 62 Montreal 22 11 9 2 24 58 47 Ottawa 21 8 9 4 20 60 67 Florida 21 5 12 4 14 46 70 Buffalo 23 5 17 1 11 42 72 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 21 10 11 0 20 43 52 Carolina 21 8 9 4 20 40 59 New Jersey 20 7 8 5 19 42 49 N.Y. Islanders 22 8 11 3 19 63 73 Philadelphia 20 8 10 2 18 40 50 Columbus 20 7 10 3 17 52 57 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Wednesday’s Results Florida 3, Vancouver 2, SO St. Louis 4, Buffalo 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 2 Montreal 6, Minnesota 2 Nashville 2, Detroit 0 Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Colorado 5, Chicago 1 Edmonton 7, Columbus 0 Los Angeles 5, Tampa Bay 2


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Youel’s sister to join team By JOE STEVENSON jstevenson@shawmedia.com Crystal Lake Central’s Evelyn Youel considered NCAA Division I Illinois State and D-II Winona State, but eventually followed a family tradition. The five Youel children are tight and enjoy being teammates. Ben and Gabe wrestled and played tennis at D-III North Central, and now Evelyn will join her sister Nelle playing tennis at Northern Illinois. Evelyn Youel committed to the Huskies last week and signed her NCAA national letter of intent with the Huskies on Tuesday. Youel will receive an academic scholarship that covers most of her costs for the Evelyn Youel first year. After that, her schooling will be covered between athletic and academic scholarships. “We all get along well,” Evelyn said of her siblings. “We’re really close, it’s going to be exciting.” Nelle Youel, a junior, has been one of the Huskies’ top players through her career. She will play with Evelyn next season, then have another year of school covered by her scholarship, which Evelyn said Nelle may use and be a student assistant coach. “That definitely had a lot to do with it,” Evelyn said. “It’s a strong program headed in the right direction. I can play with my sister and be close to home.” Evelyn Youel plans on majoring in secondary education and teaching and coaching in high school after college. Like her siblings, Evelyn competes in multiple sports and is one of Central’s top basketball players. She knew that tennis would be her sport in college. “I thought about playing basketball at a smaller school, but my dad [Curt] always says you can have more success in individual sports,” Evelyn said. “Tennis is better for me.”

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Northern Illinois running back James Spencer (right) is lifted off the ground by offensive linesman Jared Volk after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against Toledo on Wednesday night Toledo, Ohio. The Huskies won, 35-17.

With wins, NIU creates its own luck • JACOBSON Continued from page B1 Jordan Lynch engineered a masterful 15-play, 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter to grab an 11-point lead after Toledo had punted from the NIU 35yard line. Apparently Toledo coach Matt Campbell didn’t learn from last year’s loss to NIU when Lynch drove NIU the same 99 yards on only nine plays to take the lead for good in the third quarter. Just little bits of history repeating. How dominant has NIU been in the second half of games this season? The Huskies have outscored opponents, 234-92, after halftime after Wednesday’s second-half rally against Toledo. The BCS hopes for NIU remain alive for another week and it’s doubtful Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck will be the one to end the Huskies’ per-

fect season Tuesday. Eastern Illinois’ Dino Babers seemingly had the best chance in Week 3. Although many experts believe the potential BCS non-AQ bid is Fresno State’s to lose, NIU didn’t control its own BCS destiny entering last year’s stretch run either. The Huskies needed several teams in front of them to lose to rise into the top 16 of the final standings. With some favorable results, it happened. And with some more good fortune, it could happen again. But it all starts with NIU victories. Sometimes teams have to create their own luck, and NIU continues to put itself in a position to do just that.

• Ross Jacobson is the sports editor of the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at rjacobson@shawmedia.com or follow him on Twitter @RossJacobson.

Lynch’s 3rd TD caps 99-yard scoring drive • HUSKIES Continued from page B1 However, Toledo took a 10-7 lead into halftime on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Owens to wideout Alonzo Russell, who was wide open down the right sideline. NIU rallied for a 14-10 lead on its first possession of the third quarter with a 12-yard touchdown run by Jordan Lynch, who ran for three touchdowns on the night, all in the second half. But the Rockets answered on a 36-yard touchdown pass from Owens to Bernard Reedy.

On the next possession, NIU took advantage of Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer’s outof-bounds kickoff and drove 60 yards for a score, capped off by a 31-yard touchdown run by Lynch as the Huskies entered the fourth with a 21-17 advantage. Lynch did it again to start the fourth, leading his offense on a 99-yard drive after a Toledo punt. The drive was capped off by his third rushing touchdown of the game, as Lynch scored from a yard out. NIU ended the scoring with a 1-yard run by Spencer, his second touchdown of the game.

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NFL PREVIEW

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Breakout performance no guarantee of success

POWER RANKINGS

How all 32 NFL teams stack up heading into Week 12, according to Hub Arkush:

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1. Seattle Seahawks

2. New Orleans Saints

3. Denver Broncos

4. Kansas City Chiefs

With a week off, getting healthy, they are clearly the team to beat.

Offensive and defensive balance elevates them to this spot.

If they knock off New England, they take a big step up.

They never even breathed on Peyton Manning. Off week or step up in class?

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Kicker Robbie Gould (center) was one of several current and former Bears players to help Tuesday in Coal City after a tornado hit the town.

Bears help tornado victims Cam Newton

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Andrew Luck

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5. Carolina Panthers

6. New England Patriots

7. Indianapolis Colts

8. San Francisco 49ers

On a roll and can play with anyone right now.

When was the last time Bill Belichick lost two in a row?

Need to play better than Titans and Rams games.

Flag and fine on Ahmad Brooks a farce, but Colin Kaepernick has to get a lot better.

Mohamed Sanu

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Carson Palmer

H. Rick Bamman – hbamman@shawmedia.com

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9. Cincinnati Bengals

10. Detroit Lions

11. Bears

12. Arizona Cardinals

Andy Dalton’s eight picks in past 3 games cause for real concern.

Steelers proved this defense still has a long way to go.

Showed a ton of heart and discipline – after the storm – against Ravens.

Not there offensively but “D” will keep them in every game.

13. Green Bay Packers

Lack of playmakers is catching up with them now.

25. Oakland Raiders Considering the talent, Dennis Allen has done a heck of a job.

26. Buffalo Bills

Behind the spectacle this defense can still really play.

Considering the injuries, Doug Marrone has done a nice job too.

27. Washington Redskins

With DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin back, as healthy as they’re going to be coming off the bye.

So Darrell Green and Santana Moss want to know what RG III has done for them lately?

18. New York Giants

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Four straight wins and they’re right back in the (L)East race.

Can a late surge save Greg Schiano?

29. Atlanta Falcons

Big Ben playing at his peak but secondary leaking badly.

From No. 1 NFC seed to No. 2 flop in just 10 months.

20. Baltimore Ravens

30. Houston Texans

First and goal at the Bears’ 5 for the game and they couldn’t get it done.

31. Minnesota Vikings

21. Cleveland Browns Getting closer but the intangibles are still missing.

22. St. Louis Rams

By KEVIN FISHBAIN kfishbain@shawmedia.com

17. Dallas Cowboys

19. Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Bears well aware of Rams WR Austin

It’s hard to understand what the plan is here?

So this is an even week ... look out Ravens.

16. Miami Dolphins

semifinals for the first time since 1985. Does that year ring a bell with Bears’ fans? But, after the storm, the team’s best season in 28 years and the first 12-0 record in school history were nearly forgotten. Fortunately, the Bears and a number of other Washington neighbors would have none of that. By Wednesday’s practice, the Bears had requested permission from Washington High School and had Washington High School Panthers Football T-shirts made up for the entire team and coaching staff. Coach Marc Trestman and rookie offensive guard Kyle Long wore them proudly in news conferences for TV, print and radio, and spoke eloquently of their and their teammates’ support for the high school team. The Panthers will be heavy underdogs when they travel to Springfield on Saturday to face top-seeded Sacred Heart-Griffin for a trip to the state championship in DeKalb. Illinois State University has donated its facilities for the Panthers to practice and prepare, and their opponents have opened their hearts as well. Sacred Heart-Griffin is set to pay for buses to take Panther fans from Washington to the game in Spring-

BEARS NOTES

24. Tennessee Titans

They’re the beasts of the NFC (L)East.

15. New York Jets

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush

field to try and help Washington’s players, coaches, and fans forget their pain, even if just for a few hours. Meanwhile, the Bears are focused on a lot more than football. Bears Care is conducting an online auction of gameworn and game-used equipment from the win over the Ravens and accepting donations online at www.chicagobears. com/tornadorelief. The Bears and Bears Care together will match all donations and auction proceeds up to $100,000 which will be sent to the American Red Cross to address the most current critical needs of the families who have been impacted by the tornadoes and storms. This week’s opponent is pitching in too and in addition to all the great Bears memorabilia in the auction, the St. Louis Rams have donated a luxury suite for 16 people at this week’s Bears vs. Rams game, including food and beverage. You and your friends and family can have the Bears road trip of a lifetime courtesy of the Rams and whatever you bid for your tax deductible donation, the Bears will match dollar for dollar to help the folks in Washington. The Bears could have done nothing and no one would have said a word. They chose to take a different path. Today is a day to be very proud of your Chicago Bears.

23. San Diego Chargers

Can Aaron Rodgers get back before it’s too late?

14. Philadelphia Eagles

For Bears fans, there are times to cheer your team for what you hope they will be, and there are times to admire them for who they are. Washington is located about 150 miles southwest of Soldier Field and, as we all know by now, the town was devastated last Sunday when a tornado roared through it just a couple hours before the Bears took the field against the Baltimore Ravens. Revealed in the storms’ wake were at least six dead, 37 injured and over 1,000 homes damaged or destroyed. Washington, a small town of about 16,000 was among the hardest hit, and it did not go unnoticed by the Bears players or organization. Fresh off his overtime, game-winning field goal to beat the Ravens, Bears kicker Robbie Gould was hard at work organizing a fundraiser for Monday night to benefit the Washington area and on his Tuesday day off Gould and teammates Blake Costanzo and Sherrick McManus, and retired teammates Anthony Adams, Rashied Davis and Tom Zbikowski boarded a bus and made a round trip to Coal City, also hit by a tornado, to see firsthand how and what they could do to help. The Bears also discovered that beyond all the devastation, the residents of Washington were actually clinging to a football team of their own for hope and sanctuary. The day before the tornado, the Washington High School football team scored a state quarterfinal victory, putting them into the

From No. 3 AFC seed to No. 1 flop in just 10 months. Are either Christian Ponder or Josh Freeman the QB of the future?

32. Jacksonville Jaguars

Finally unleashed all that speed vs. Colts, a blip or a beginning?

Taking baby steps but roster needs complete overhaul.

LAKE FOREST – Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin hasn’t exploded onto the scene like some expected, but his last outing caught everyone’s attention, including the Bears. He had two catches in the 38-8 win over the Colts – a 57-yard touchdown catch and an 81-yard score. He also returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown. “I think week in and week out, defensive backs don’t go up against smaller stature receivers that can really run. [Austin] can get in and out of breaks,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. “We say all the time he’s a better young man than he is a football player, and he’s a real good football player. We’re happy to have him.” The Bears need to limit giving up big plays, and containing Austin is part of that. “Just flat-out explosion,” special-teams

coordinator Joe DeCamillis said Wednesday about Austin. “He’s picking it up. He’s got confidence going right now. … He’s explosive. It’s going to be a real test for us.” DeCamillis and coach Marc Trestman both pointed out that the Bears have someone they can use to practice for Austin in Devin Hester, another difference-making special teamer, but Austin can beat you in two phases. “Our emphasis today was certainly on covering, how to kick to him. Just flip it over and imagine it was Devin,” Trestman said. “Those are the things we are going through in our preparation for Tavon. … Certainly field position will be a big factor in how we kick to him and making sure he’s not a difference-maker in the game.” Big back: The Bears’ run defense gets bruising rookie back Zac Stacy this week. A 5-8, 224-pounder, Stacy emerged as the Rams’ top back, rushing for 134 yards against Seattle and 127 against Tennessee. “What they’ve

been able to do in the run game – coming downhill, getting some big lanes, having some big gains lately, and that’s why they’ve been successful in there,” Corey Wootton said. Injured Frey: Nickel corner Isaiah Frey missed practice Wednesday with a fracture in his hand. Trestman is optimistic, though, that Frey will be fine to play with a cast on the injury Sunday. As far as an extra corner, Hester was seen with the defensive backs during the portion of practice open to the media, something both Trestman and Mel Tucker downplayed. “We try to keep Devin as busy as we can throughout the course of practice,” Trestman said with a laugh. “But you never know. You never know.” McClellin returns: Defensive end Shea McClellin was a full participant in practice after missing the past two weeks with a hamstring injury. Long snapper Patrick Mannelly also returned in full and is expected back Sunday.

Week 11 featured a number of surprise breakout performers. Some, like Rashad Jennings and Michael Floyd, already were owned in many fantasy leagues. Although these unlikely stars were most often fantasy benchwarmers, owners wise (or lucky) enough to start them received a huge boost in Week 11. Other breakout performers came from nowhere. These players, such as Bobby Rainey, most likely reside in waiver land, and are sure to be hot pick-ups this week. As we have learned over the years, one breakout performance does not ensure future productivity. Let’s review the unlikely fantasy stars from Week 11, and try to separate the one-week wonders from those worthy of a spot on your roster.

Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Week 11 performance: 22 carries, 150 yards, one touchdown Jennings is owned in less than half (44 percent) of ESPN leagues. Veteran fantasy players are familiar with Jennings – he has had multiple opportunities to fill in for current teammate Darren McFadden and previously for Maurice Jones-Drew. Until recently, he never had failed to disappoint. In the past three weeks, however, he has averaged more than 18 points. In the next two weeks, Jennings has favorable matchups at home versus Tennessee and at Dallas. In Weeks 14 and 15, things get tougher (at Jets and versus Kansas City). Verdict: McFadden’s return is not certain. Jennings is a decent stopgap for the next two weeks.

Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay Week 11 performance: 30 carries, 163 yards, two touchdowns Rainey, who was waived earlier in the year by Cleveland, is owned in just 2.2 percent of ESPN leagues. The general consensus was that he would split time with Brian Leonard. In the past two weeks, Rainey has asserted himself, and is clearly the more effective of the two backs. Verdict: Rainey likely will be the guy in Tampa the rest of the way. However, the Bucs’ schedule is brutal. Owners expecting a repeat of week 11 will be disappointed.

Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Week 11 performance: six receptions, 193 yards, one touchdown Until Week 11, Floyd was averaging about six fantasy points a game. I was actually surprised to learn that he is owned in 63.3 percent of ESPN leagues. Those 63 percent must have known something, because Floyd went off for 27 points in Week 11. The Cardinals have a favorable schedule the next four weeks, but face the Seahawks and 49ers in Weeks 16 and 17. Verdict: Definitely worth a roster spot, Floyd is a decent No. 3 wide receiver or flex

option the rest of the way.

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Week 11 performance: 197 yards passing, three touchdowns If you are looking for a backup quarterback, here’s one thing we know about McGloin: He’s available (owned in 0.2 percent of ESPN leagues). According to the scuttlebutt, McGloin will be given every opportunity to keep the starting job for the rest of the year. Verdict: Perhaps McGloin catches on and develops into a solid pro. He has no fantasy value this season, however. Garrett Graham, TE, Houston

Week 11 performance: Seven receptions, 136 yards, one touchdown For those in need of a tight end, Graham is owned in about 20 percent of ESPN leagues. He erupted in Week 11, scoring his first touchdown since Week 5. Owen Daniels could return to the Texans this year, but, given the season Houston is having, it would make more sense to let him sit out the rest of the year. Verdict: Graham would be a nice play in Week 12 against the Jags. His value after this week is negligible.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Week 11 performance: 419 yards passing, three touchdowns. Palmer was terrible from Weeks 3 through 5, but he has scored double digits in each game since Week 6. In Week 11, he broke loose for 26. Of course, those points were scored against Jacksonville. Palmer is available in more than 90 percent of ESPN leagues. Verdict: Although he won’t face Jacksonville every week, Palmer is a capable fantasy backup and spot starter.

On to Week 12 … The Bills, Eagles, Seahawks and Bengals have a bye. The Saints travel to the Falcons on Thursday night.

MATCHUPS TO EXPLOIT Saints at Falcons, 7:25 p.m. Thursday Clearly, this is a better matchup for the Saints than it is for the Falcons. Atlanta’s defense ranks No. 29 in points allowed and No. 25 in total yards. In other words, they are really bad. Only two teams have yielded more rushing yards. Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham are must-starts every week. Marques Colston has averaged 94 yards receiving over the last two weeks and is a solid start. In the backfield, Darren Sproles is hit or miss, but we expect a hit this week. You’re rolling the dice if you start Pierre Thomas

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At this point, the only viable option on the up-anddown Jets is running back Chris Ivory. This is a below average matchup for him. The Ravens yield only 103 yards rushing per game. Because the Bears are so bad against the run, it’s hard to take Ray Rice’s performance too seriously. Even if it did signify a bounce back, the Jets are No. 1 against the run. They are far more porous against the pass (No. 23), making this an OK matchup for Torrey Smith. It’s slim pickings after Smith.

Chargers at Chiefs, noon Sunday It’s possible that the Kansas City defense is a bit overrated, especially against the run. Their 4.7 yards per rush allowed is among the NFL’s worst. However, the Chiefs are playing at home and will likely be pretty motivated after last week’s loss. We anticipate a rough ride for the San Diego offense. The Chargers have a midlevel rush defense. Jamaal Charles is, of course, a must start. The Chiefs defense and Ryan Succop are solid starts.

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Peppers can lift ‘D’ LAKE FOREST – Julius Peppers looked at me as if I had three eyes. Two eyes, now that would have made sense. I was born that way. Four eyes also would have been respectable, considering my spectacles. But all I wanted to know was how Peppers felt physically compared with how he felt at the beginning of the regular season. Because – I didn’t tell him this part – he seemed to be playing much better lately, almost as if he had overcome an injury that, say, lingered past training camp and into early autumn. “How do I feel?” Peppers asked, still in uniform after Wednesday’s practice. Yes. “Not as fresh,” Peppers said. “This is Game 11.” This was the part where I wanted to stare back at Peppers as if he had three eyes. But I resisted, mostly because I hate hospitals and did not wish to be rushed to one. In that spirit, let’s hope these words do not find their way into Peppers’ paws. Because I think he’s lying. “I don’t think he’s lying,” Bears linebacker James Anderson said. Well, I think he’s lying. “The season takes a toll on everybody, so everybody’s getting a little worn down,” Anderson said. “But it’s the guys that can stay at the same speed or actually improve through the season that really show up.” Yes, exactly. And Peppers is starting to really show up. Remember the first seven weeks of the season? Peppers was a once-upon-a-time defensive end. He was a Bennigan’s. He was a Borders. He was a Blockbuster. Now, he’s a beast. Consider the evidence. Heading into November, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection had one sack. One! In the three games that have followed, Peppers had three sacks, 15 tackles, two pass break-ups and two tackles for

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick losses. His latest performance against the Baltimore Ravens was by far his best of the season as he sacked Joe Flacco twice and racked up a team-leading 12 tackles. Twelve! “It was unbelievable production from a defensive lineman,” said Corey Wootton, who should know because he, too, is a defensive lineman. “Twelve tackles, that’s like a linebacker number.” This was not a lie. It turned out that Peppers had predicted his big game against the Ravens. The Bears defense was missing a couple of its biggest stars in Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, not to mention second-year defensive end Shea McClellin, and Peppers decided that it was time to make a statement. “He had it in his mind,” Wootton said. “We had been talking all week. He said, ‘I’m going to take this game over.’ And there was no doubt in my mind that he would.” And he did. Opponents have taken notice of Peppers’ production. “He’s so experienced and so smart,” said Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who will face Peppers this weekend. “He’ll lull you to sleep, and then he’ll go make a big play.” Perhaps this was by design. Was this Peppers’ strategy, I wondered? To lull opponents to sleep? “My strategy during the game?” Peppers said. Again, with the three-eye thing. “I don’t know anything about that,” Peppers said. “I’m not sure how to respond to that. I didn’t hear what [Fisher] said, so, …” He was lulling me to sleep. He’s back.

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Tigers and Rangers to swap Fielder, Kinsler By NOAH TRISTER The Associated Press DETROIT – Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers in a blockbuster deal Wednesday night that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit gave the Rangers $30 million as part of the trade, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the amount of money exchanged was not revealed when the teams announced the move. Fielder had to consent to the trade before it could be completed. The big first baseman signed a $214 million, nine-year contract with the Tigers before the 2012 season that includes a limited notrade provision. Kinsler just finished the first season of a $75 million, five-year contract. It’s the first headline-grabbing move of baseball’s offseason, and it involves two of the AL’s top teams. Detroit has won three consecutive AL Central titles and reached the World Series in 2012, while Texas won the AL pennant in 2010 and 2011. But neither team was about to stand pat. With stars such as Fielder, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Anibal Sanchez in the fold, Detroit’s payroll had become one of the game’s biggest. And although Fielder hit 55 home runs over the past two years for the Tigers, his numbers dipped this season and he struggled in the playoffs when Detroit lost to Boston in the AL Championship Series. Fielder hit .279 with 25 homers this year, his lowest home run total over a full season. Kinsler batted .277 with 13 homers. He was limited to 136 games because of injuries to his ribs and right side. The trade could give Detroit more financial flexibility, with Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer a year from free agency.

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Bailey Flemming swims the freestyle during practice Tuesday at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. Flemming and three others are going to state finals for the 200-yard medley relay.

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The Detroit Tigers’ Prince Fielder runs off the field during Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Oct. 13 in Boston. The Tigers and Texas agreed to a blockbuster trade Wednesday that would send Fielder to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Fielder, however, still is only 29, and the Rangers are set to add a big bat to the middle of their lineup while also resolving a logjam in the middle of their infield. Jurickson Profar, a highly touted 20-year-old prospect, appeared to be blocked by Kinsler and shortstop Elvis Andrus. Now, Profar should have a chance to play regularly. The Tigers signed Fielder to a huge contract shortly before spring training in 2012 – after designated hitter Victor Martinez injured his knee. Martinez came back in 2013. With Fielder gone, Cabrera might move from third base back to first. Kinsler fills a need at second base for Detroit after Omar Infante became a free agent. Fielder is due $168 million through 2020, a salary of $24 million a season. Under his no-trade clause, he submits a list of 10 teams each year that he can be traded to without his approval. Texas was not on that list this year, but Fielder agreed to accept the trade and instructed agent Scott Boras to approve the deal. Kinsler is guaranteed $62 million through 2017: $16 million in each of the next two seasons, $14 million in 2016, $11

million in 2017 and a $5 million buyout of a $10 million option. It already has been an unpredictable offseason for the Tigers. Manager Jim Leyland stepped down after the season and was replaced by Brad Ausmus. Detroit could have come back with a similar roster and probably been favored to win the division again, but now more changes seem possible. If Cabrera moves back to first base, prospect Nick Castellanos might replace him at third. Previously, it appeared Castellanos would have to play the outfield if both Cabrera and Fielder still were on the team. Andy Dirks still is available to play left field, but that’s a spot the Tigers still could try to upgrade. They also have six capable starting pitchers – Drew Smyly was used in the bullpen this year – so that’s a surplus that could come in handy in a possible trade. Detroit’s bullpen likely will undergo a makeover after struggling last season. The Rangers lost slugging outfielder Nelson Cruz to a late-season suspension as a result of MLB’s investigation in the Biogenesis case. He’s now a free agent, and if Texas loses him, Fielder should help replace his production.

NO. 12 WISCONSIN

Fans get Big man makes history their free tacos By GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press

The ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST LANSING, Mich. – Free tacos are back on the menu for Michigan State basketball fans this season. For years, Taco Bell locations in and around East Lansing gave out a free taco to fans with a ticket stub from a game where the Spartans scored at least 70 points. That led fans to chant “We want tacos” at the team’s home court as the team approached the 70-point threshold. Taco Bell ended the promotion this season, but fans who apparently didn’t hear of the change have been lining up at Taco Bell locations after games. On Wednesday, Taco Bell announced it was retaining the giveaway at 10 of its area restaurants through this season. “Our local franchisee is grateful for the passionate Taco Bell fans at Michigan State University and is exploring exciting new partnerships with MSU Athletics,” Taco Bell Corp. said in an email statement to The Associated Press. “As a thank you to fans, customers with an MSU basketball game ticket can still get a free taco at the locations below for the remainder of the season when the team scores at least 70 points.” Michigan State associate athletic director Paul Schager said the promotion had been in place since 2004 and has been very popular.

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin bio for Frank Kaminsky describes the 7-footer as a “soft-shooting big man.” Few Badgers backers expected anything quite like the 43-point outing he had Tuesday. Kaminsky now is the unlikely owner of the single-game scoring record for the 12th-ranked Badgers (4-0). “I just went out there, start- Frank e d s h o o t i n g Kaminsky the ball and it started going in,” Kaminsky said after his outburst in the 103-85 win over North Dakota. Kaminsky was all smiles, though otherwise relatively subdued for someone who broke the old mark of 42 previously held by Ken Barnes (1965) and Michael Finley (1994). His teammates were having more fun. Josh Gasser patted him on the head on the bench after the junior was removed from the game, record secure, to a standing ovation. Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson interrupted a postgame interview with good-natured teasing. “Frank the Tank! Frank the Tank!” shouted the student section in unison at one point in the second half, paying homage to Will Ferrell’s character in the movie “Old School.” Kaminsky was doing a different kind of streaking. “He just keeps working. It’s not going to happen every night, but his consistence of being that post threat and also being a stretch threat makes him valuable on the offensive end,” coach Bo Ryan said. Kaminsky was an astounding 16 for 19 from the field and made

all six of his 3s. Entering Tuesday, Kaminsky was averaging 8.7 points on the young season, but only 3.2 points in his career. A 31 percent career shooter from 3-point range at Wisconsin, Kaminsky also filled in at point guard at times as a senior in high school in Lisle. Kaminsky showed a glimpse of his potential after averaging 15.6 points and shooting 54 percent during Wisconsin’s fivegame exhibition tour of Canada in the offseason. At the least, Kaminsky’s outburst gives opposing defenses something else to think about besides sophomore Dekker – a 6-foot-7 matchup problem at forward – and the steady perimeter trio of Ben Brust, Jackson and Gasser. Just as notable Tuesday night was the NBA-like score of 103-85. It was the first time that the Badgers had topped the 100-point mark since a 10570 win over Eastern Illinois on Dec. 28, 1995. This doesn’t exactly jive with Wisconsin’s methodical reputation with the ball under Ryan. But Kaminsky noted the Badgers’ efficiency – another trademark for a Ryan-coached team – after the team shot 59 percent from the field (35 of 59). Asked if the score symbolized a change in playing style this year, Ryan said: “It depends on how easy of looks you’re getting and how fast you’re getting down the floor. We got open looks. We got scoring opportunities.” “If those kinds of possessions present themselves, we’ll take the shots,” Ryan added. “We just can’t give up as much on the other end.” Until Tuesday, Kaminsky’s career high was 19. He was a reserve last year with Wisconsin set up front with Jared Berggren, Ryan Evans and Mike Bruesewitz.

Relay team undefeated in dual meets • SWIMMING Continued from page B1 As freshmen last year, the four were new to high school swimming. Although they entered with a lot of notoriety for their accomplishments at the club level, the four never had felt the pressure of a sectional meet. At last year’s sectional, the four still managed to set a school record in the medley relay at 1:52.05, but finished a couple seconds off the automatic qualifying standard. “I think last year, we finally realized that it was possible for us to achieve it,” Miller said. “So then this year, we really focused on what we needed to do and we all talked about how we were going to achieve it and the goals we needed to set in order to make it.” Another year of training under co-op coach Leah Eames saw all four continue to get faster. The team, once again, went undefeated in dual meets and had an impressive showing at conference. But even with a full taper, they weren’t certain that a

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Kylie Olson swims the backstroke during a practice Tuesday at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. state berth was going to happen in the relay. “We knew we could do it, but we knew it was going to be close either way,” Miller said. “We just had to try our hardest and push ourselves, and we got it.” Miller and Flemming both noted that qualifying for state in the medley relay, the first event of the sectional meet, helped relax them for the rest of the day. Keck, who got a taste of the state meet last year after qualifying in the 100 breaststroke, again qualified individually in the same

event. Olson also managed to get through to state in the 100 backstroke. The state meet will be a new experience for three of the four sophomores, but Flemming said having the four of them there together will make it easier to adapt to an environment that can be overwhelming to those who haven’t been there before. “I’m really nervous, but I’m really excited,” Miller said. “I’m so happy to be swimming with these girls and I can’t wait to swim with them at this meet.”


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CLASS 5A SEMIFINAL: WASHINGTON (12-0) AT SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN, 1 P.M. SATURDAY

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Some players’ homes destroyed by tornado By DAVID MERCER The Associated Press NORMAL – The home where Colton Marshall and his family lived is gone – one of 1,000 damaged or so destroyed Sunday when a powerful tornado plowed through his central Illinois town of Washington. But Tuesday in Illinois State University’s Hancock Stadium, Marshall, 18, and his teammates from Washington High School didn’t let the disruption from the storm keep them from a routine they’ve had for years. They put on their helmets and pads, and started preparing for a football game. This one’s a big deal: a state semifinal Saturday. “Yeah, this is something our town’s been looking forward to. So, no matter what, we’re going to go play,” Marshall said. “We used to come here for team camps, so this is normal.” Marshall, the team’s quarterback, smiled a little. The irony of escaping to the community of Normal, where Illinois State is located, was not lost on the senior. What he and his teammates left back home – 40 minutes to the west – is in no way normal. Sunday’s tornado cut a path from one corner to the other in Washington, a town of about 16,000 about 140 miles southwest of Chicago. Authorities say they know of only one person who died, something that surprises almost anyone who’s seen the destruction. Less than 24 hours before the storm, Marshall and the Panthers

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Washington High School football coach Darrell Crouch talks with his team during practice Wednesday at Illinois State University’s Hancock Stadium in Normal. The team has a state semifinal playoff game Saturday, but its hometown is just digging out from a powerful tornado that destroyed a number of players’ homes. Practice had to be moved, in part, because the high school has no drinkable water service.

Class 5A state semifinals Saturday Sycamore (12-0) at Montini (12-0), 1 p.m. Washington (12-0) at Sacred Heart-Griffin (12-0), 1 p.m. beat Normal University, 41-7, to advance to the semifinal, putting them a game away from a shot at the state Class 5A championship. Washington is undefeated, a perfect 12-0 going into Saturday’s game at Sacred Heart-Griffin in Springfield. Under the circumstances, getting a team of teenagers to focus on football is a challenge. Members of the team spent time Sunday and Monday helping start the process of salvaging valuables from homes. But then, coach Darrell Crouch said, it was good for the players to get back to football. “Us missing these next four days,

there’s going to be plenty of work for the six months or a year of cleanup,” he said. “Our town’s very much a football town, so this will help our town, too.” First though, Crouch had to solve logistical problems of getting a team that lives in a disaster zone back on the field. About 10 of the players no longer have homes to live in. Although the football field in Washington is fine, the high school – like the rest of the town – has no safe water supply, and the cars and trucks that would have taken many Washington High families and fans to the game are sitting under the rubble of their owners’ homes. After a text and a call from one of Crouch’s old friends, Sacred Heart-Griffin coach Ken Leonard, solutions started to come together with the help of Washington High’s opponent.

Sacred-Heart Griffin has chartered six buses that will get Washington fans to the game. The school’s parents also will help with the Panthers’ pregame ritual – providing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Another opponent also stepped up to help. Normal University High – the team the Panthers beat by 34 points before the tornado – bought Washington players lunch Tuesday and even offered to help with laundry while the team practices at its temporary facility at nearby Illinois State University. With those tasks handled, Crouch turned to getting his team ready. And that’s fine for players. Even with coaches being tough on them at practice, they were loose. They finished with a handful of field goal tries, the kicker surrounded by a rowdy circle of teammates. “Money!” one shouted as the last kick went up and appeared to be headed between the uprights, only to clank off the crossbar to a collection of groans. Marshall, after patiently doing a round of interviews with reporters, was the last player off the field. Sunday morning, when the tornado hit, he was at work at a hardware store. He hid in the back break room as the tornado passed within a few hundred feet. Across the parking lot, an auto supply store was destroyed. Now Marshall’s family is scattered. He’s living with a friend while his sister and parents are with another family. He doesn’t know much about what’s ahead, except that Saturday afternoon he’ll play football. “I love getting my mind off of it,” Marshall said, choking up, looking away. “It’s been a while – feels like forever – since we’ve been on a football field.”

By ADRIAN SAINZ and LUCAS L. JOHNSON II The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A botched attempt to fire up a Tennessee high school football team has forced out the coach and his three assistants – two of whom are accused of vandalizing their own field house, and the third, who authorities said broke into a rival school to steal the opponent’s playbook. Marion County Schools Superintendent Mark Griffith confirmed Wednesday that coach Mac McCurry resigned during a meeting with Griffith and the school principal. McCurry also resigned from his job as a physical education teacher. “Mr. McCurry felt it was in his best interest to separate himself from the situation and he resigned,” said Griffith, who added that McCurry might have faced firing if he had not resigned. “This is truly a shocking and tragic event ... very troubling,” Griffith said. On Nov. 1, administrators arrived to see the Marion County field house defaced before its District 2-A championship game against South Pittsburg, which ended up winning, 35-17. Officials said vulgarities were painted on side doors and the backside of the field house in South Pittsburg’s colors, orange and black. Officials estimated the damage totaled several thousand dollars. Assistant coach Michael Schmitt was arrested last week on a charge of vandalism of $1,000 to $10,000, and assistant Joe D. Gudger was arrested Tuesday on the same charge, according to the Marion County Circuit Court clerk’s office. Gudger also has been charged with unlawful possession of alcohol on school grounds. The Associated Press was unable to immediately find phone numbers for Gudger or Schmitt. The AP could not determine if they have lawyers.

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MOVIE MAGIC Sycamore theater showing free holiday favorites By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com or the second year in a row, Sycamore’s State Theatre is showing free holiday movies as a gift to the community. “We’ve always done movies for nonprofits, but last year we had just installed our new projection system. We thought that would be a good way to showcase it,” said Daryl Hopper, who owns the historic theater with her family. “It’s nice to be able to do something for free when everyone is saving money for Christmas. Everyone really liked it,” Hopper said. If you go “Last year, we showed our favorites, and after the holiday, we asked on our Facebook page which movies What: Free holiday movies people would like to see. We’re showWhere: Sycamore State Theatre, ing the top six,” Hopper said. 420 W. State St. “Well, ‘Love, Actually’ was in the Schedule: top six, but it’s rated R,” she added. Nov. 23-24 - “It’s a Wonderful Life” Of the six being shown, “It’s a WonNov. 29-Dec. 1 - “White Christmas” derful Life” and “White Christmas” Dec. 6-8 - “Polar Express” were produced in 1946 and 1954, reDec. 14-15 - “Christmas Vacation” spectively, before the Motion Picture Dec. 20-24 and 26 - “Elf” Association of American instituted Dec. 27-29 - “Home Alone” the film rating system in 1968. All showings start at 11 a.m. Each film will be shown at 11 a.m., with the exception of one not on the list – “The Polar Express” will start at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, during downtown Sycamore’s Walk with Santa. Hopper said Santa will start his walk down State Street in front of the theater at 6 p.m. Hopper explained that she can’t start one of the free films after noon, because the film companies, essentially rent the theater. No film, other than the one the company has rented the theater to screen, can start between noon and midnight. Hopper said the theater was pretty full for last year’s free showings. “I was surprised, but we were the busiest for ‘White Christmas.’” As each theater fills, the staff can open another until all three are full, Hopper explained. “We get a hard drive from the movie company and it goes into our computer. As one theater fills, we will open another.” Hopper said each movie costs between $250 and $350 to rent. “The more people I have here, hopefully the more concessions I will sell to pay for the movie rental.”

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Review: ‘Catching Fire’ an upgrade for franchise By JAKE COYLE

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

AP Film Writer A considerable upgrade over the first “Hunger Games” movie, “Catching Fire” comes across more like a remake than a sequel. In the adaptation of the second installation in Suzanne Collins’ young adult trilogy, there’s certainly plenty that has changed. Rebellion against the totalitarian rule of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the 12 districts of Panum is growing. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is now a beloved hero with the weight of celebrity on her shoulders. And Philip Seymour Hoffman, bless him, has found his way into the proceedings. Yet the general plot – a journey from Katniss’ poor hometown of District 12 to a climactic game of human hunting in “the arena,” with high-speed train rides and training sessions in between – is identical to the first “Hunger Games.” More has shuffled behind the camera, and “The Hunger Games:

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Plot: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language. Running time: 2 hours, 26 minutes

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Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Catching Fire” is much the better for it. Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”) has taken over directing from Gary Ross, whose poor handling of the first film didn’t stop it

from becoming a sensation. Lawrence has given the film (the budget was nearly doubled) a more settled environment heavy on greys and a more appropriately grave emotional

atmosphere. These are kids being forced to kill other kids, the franchise seems to have realized. “Catching Fire” opens with Katniss back in District 12, haunted by the experiences of her first Hunger Games. There, too, is her flame Gale (Liam Hemsworth), who’s slaving away in the mines. (Hemsworth, a nonentity in both films, makes about as convincing a miner as Ben Stiller’s Zoolander did.)

But Katniss’ success in the Hunger Games was partly due to her for-publicity-sake romance with her co-winner Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, who seems about half the height of the screen-dominating Lawrence). President Snow, aware of the puton, insists they keep up the charade to help pacify the uprising. There’s an ironic satire of modern celebrity somewhere in “Catching Fire.” Katniss has become famous only to find it a trap. As her Hunger Games coach Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) says, “You never get off this train.” Lawrence isn’t so different. “The Hunger Games,” along with her more interesting work in “Winter’s Bone” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” has made her an enormous star. She is quite literally “the girl on fire,” as Katniss is nicknamed. When she’s trotted out with Peeta on a victory tour of the 12 districts to “feed the monster” – that is, to distract the masses with their

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things to do this weekend one and their mother are going to see it: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The PG-13 movie again stars the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence.

Marking history Friday is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many events are being held to mark the infamous day, and many TV programs are scheduled as well. Check the newspaper for various listings.

Who’s there At the movies There’s really only one movie worth talking about this week, because every-

STAGE STAGE NIU School of Theatre and Dance dance concert: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 through 23 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Ticket: $16, adults; $13, seniors; $8, students; $5, children. Information: 815-753-1600 or www.niu. edu/theatre. PR Productions’ “Fiddler on the Roof”: 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, 2 p.m. Nov. 23, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. www.wewantpr.com or 888-395-0797. NIU School of Theatre and Dance “In Progress”: 7 p.m. Nov. 21 through 24, Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge, NIU, DeKalb. Tickets: $5 at the door. Two-woman experimental theater production based on their original poetry. https://www.facebook.com/ events/411509202307809/. Beth Fowler Dance Company’s “The Nutcracker”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $15 to $27; discounts available before Dec. 1. Tickets available www.egyptiantheatre.org or at the door. IVT’s “Miracle on 34th Street”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $12, adults; $10, students and seniors, at www.indianvalleytheatre.com or at the box office one hour before each performance. Stage Coach Players’ “A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb. www.stagecoachers. com. ART ART “Experiences in India,” art by Danielle Dobies and Lynn Hill: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22 or by

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Saturday is another 50th anniversary, but once less solemn: the anniversary of “Doctor Who.” The day is already celebrated as Doctor Who Day, and this year there will be a special “Doctor Who”

appointment, DeKalb Area Women’s Center galleries, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Free. Information: 815-758-1351 or ddobies@ niu.edu. Artwork by John Airo, Darick Maasen and Dan Kwarcinski: Nov. 23 through Nov. 30, The Ballroom Gallery & Studio, 134 1/2 Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Opening reception: 7 p.m. Nov. 23 with acoustic performance by The Blind Staggers. “Midwest Roots”: Through Jan. 6, The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Group exhibition of www.dekalbgallery. com artists. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: 815-758-0313. Email: dan@dekalbgallery.com. NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial: Through Feb. 15, NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, College Avenue and Castle Drive, DeKalb. Opening reception: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21, Closing reception: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and Dec. 19 through Jan. 6 for winter recess. Information: www.niu.edu/ artmuseum or 815-753-1936. “Play: Stories, Mementos and Fun”: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. Exhibition explores leisure moments and how we remember them through stories, objects and experiences. Admission: $5 a person, free for members and children younger than 14. www.sycamorehistory. org. 815-895-5762. DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Exhibit Gallery: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, Labor Day through Memorial Day, or by appointment, Nehring Gallery, 111 S. Second St., Suite 204, DeKalb. Free. www.daaha.inc@gmail. com. 815-756-8737.

• CATCHING FIRE From page C1 tabloid romance – one can’t help but see “The Hunger Games” as the same kind of diversion. It’s dystopia-lite: a bloody tale of oppression watered down for a PG-13 rating. The act doesn’t work as Snow intended. On the tour, we get glimpses of protesters, emboldened by Katniss, swiftly snuffed out by Storm Trooper-like guards. (Any actual dying in “The Hunger Games” always happens just off screen). With his plotting new adviser (Hoffman, adding a dose of intrigue), Snow announces a twist: The next Hunger Games will be fought between former Games winners. He hopes these Hunger Games will reveal – in the reality show broadcast of the event – Katniss as a killer, not a symbol of populist hope. The most pleasing moment in “Catching Fire” comes when these other former Victors – a motley crew of veteran warriors – is introduced. Among the bone-crushing murder professionals is, of all people, Jeffrey Wright. He proves a cunning brainiac. Back are Elizabeth Banks (as the Capitol escort Effie), Lenny Kravitz (as Katniss’ pyrotechnic stylist) and, easily the high point of both movies, Stanley Tucci as the campy broadcast emcee Caesar. Among the newcomers, Sam Claflin, as the arrogant Hunger Games veteran Finnick Odair, has a mischievous charm. But “Catching Fire” is, to be sure, Lawrence’s show. The exaggerated world of “The Hunger Games,” with its cartoonish decadents, teenage Roman gladiators and theatrical allegory, would overwhelm most young actors. But Lawrence (convincingly tormented in this film) has a calm sincerity and steely determinism that cuts through it all. Katniss’ rise is hers, too.

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Game on National Game and Puzzle Week begins Sunday. Take the time to celebrate by playing some board games with your family and friends, or by putting together a puzzle with them. What’s your favorite board game?

And the winner is The 41st American Music Awards are Sunday! The live awards show is on ABC, and coverage begins at 7 p.m. Pitbull will host the show. For more information, go to the official website, http://abc. go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

COMEDY COMEDY Comedian Brian Regan: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $39.75 at www.Livenation. com, www.egyptiantheatre.org, 815-758-1225 or the Egyptian Theatre box office. www.BrianRegan.com.

REGIONAL Zanies Comedy Night Club – St. Charles: Various dates at Pheasant Run Resort, 4050 E. Main St. Visit www.stcharles.zanies.com for acts, prices and showtimes. 630-584-6342. EVENTS EVENTS “The Formula” movie premiere: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Part of the Backrow Studios’ College Premiere Tour. Q-andA session with the film’s star and director after the premiere. Tickets: $10 at www.egyptiantheatre.org or 815-758-1225. Kishwaukee Valley Art League’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Market: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23, Old Train Depot, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. www.kval.us. Northern Illinois University Dance Marathon: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23, Campus Recreation Center, DeKalb. Event benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Registration fee: $20. To register, visit www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/NIUDM and click Register Now. Free holiday movies: 11 a.m., Sycamore State Street Theatre, 420 W. State St., Sycamore. Bring a gift for Toys for Tots. Schedule: • Nov. 23-24: “It’s A Wonderful Life” • Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1: “White Christmas” • Dec. 6-8: “Polar Express”

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• Dec. 14-15: “Christmas Vacation” • Dec. 20-24, 26: “Elf” • Dec. 27-29: “Home Alone” “Rise of the Guardians”: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 29, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Free movie sponsored by DeKalb Evening Lions Club. www.egyptiantheatre.org. Holiday Shopping Fair at DAWC: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., DeKalb. Admission: 50 cents, includes door prize drawing. Original art, handmade crafts, home-based businesses, homemade chili, other treats, live music, gift-wrapping and seated-chair back massage. Information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. Gurler Heritage Holiday Sing: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Gurler House, 205 Pine St., DeKalb. Holiday storytelling, singing and Suzuki violinists. Free punch and cookies. Information: 815-7584897. ALPHA: Friends of Antiquity Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m., Jack Arends Visual Arts Building, Room 102, NIU, DeKalb. Free. 815-787-6478. Schedule: • March 6: “The Long Lost Tomb of King Herod the Great at Herodium” • April 3: “When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great” Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” Live: 3 p.m. April 6, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $15 to $35. Friends of the Egyptian Theatre member pre-sale begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 2. Tickets for general public on sale at 11 a.m. Dec. 5. www.egyptiantheatre.org. MUSIC MUSIC NIU Jazz Ensemble fall concert: 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student

Center, NIU, DeKalb. Information: 815-753-1546. DeKalb Festival Chorus’ “This Shining Night”: 7 p.m. Nov. 23, First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Tickets: $12, adults; $8, students; $25, family. Tickets available at the door. Information: 815-517-0243. Indian Valley Community Band Holiday Concert: 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Free. Nonperishable food items or monetary donations accepted for the Franklin Mall Christmas Project. Bread & Roses “Songs of the Seasons”: 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Women’s chorus’ fall concert. Free-will offering. www. breadandroseschorus.org. Ashley Lewis and Legacy Christmas Show: 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. www. sandwichoperahouse.org. Sycamore High School Madrigals Dinners: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $27, includes roast beef dinner. Limited number of show-only seats available at reduced rate. Reservations: 815-899-8160, ext. 2173, or www.syc427.org and click on “Online Box Office.” Tickets on sale through Dec. 11. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www. kishorchestra.org. CSA Sinfonia reunion concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 22, Concert Hall, Music Building, NIU, DeKalb. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary. Open to the public. Ticket prices to be announced. www.csa.niu.edu. That’s Amore: The Dean Martin Story: 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse.org. Creole Stomp: 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets: $15 to $25. 815-786-2555. www. sandwichoperahouse.org. Gaelic Storm: 7:30 pm. Feb. 15, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Tickets: $25 to $37 at 815-758-1225, www.egyptiantheatre.org or the Egyptian Theatre box office. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s ADM Young Artists Concerto Competition Winner Concert: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www.kishorchestra.org. William Yang: 7 p.m. March 8, Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets:

$15 to $25. 815-786-2555. www.sandwichoperahouse.org. Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert: Shostakovich and Steel: 7:30 p.m. May 3, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors and students; $5 children younger than 12. www. kishorchestra.org. ONGOING ONGOING Art Attack – School of Art in Sycamore: 215 W. Elm St. Classes for children and adults. www.sycamoreartattack.org or 815-899-9440. Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb. Classes in music, art and theater for children and adults. www.csa.niu.edu or 815753-1450. Bread & Roses women’s choral group rehearsals: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. www.breadandroseschorus.org. Indian Valley Community Band: 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, Sandwich Middle School Band Room. Area musicians who enjoy playing for pleasure are invited; there are no auditions. Open Mic: 8 p.m. Mondays, sign-in at 7:30 p.m., The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Bands and singers perform for 12 minutes. 815-787-9547. DeKalb Festival Chorus rehearsals: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays during the school year, NIU Music Building. www.dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Contact conductor Seth Houston at seth@sethhouston.com or 303815-0648. Kishwaukee Barbershop Harmony Singers rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Open to men of all ages. 815-895-5955 or 815899-8383. Prairie Echoes Chorus rehearsal: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb. Singing, food, friendship and fun. Kishwaukee Concert Band rehearsals: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, band room at Door 16 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. All-volunteer band for anyone age 18 or older who has played a wind or percussion instrument in the past. No auditions needed. 815-899-4867 or 815-825-2350. Thursday Blues Nights: 8 p.m. first Thursday each month at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. “The Way” acoustic coffee house: 6 to 8:30 p.m. first Saturday each month, DeKalb Christian Church, 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 or tomndcc@ aol.com.

Review: ‘Delivery Man’ shows Vaughn’s soft side By PETER DeBRUGE Variety LOS ANGELES – In the 17 years since “Swingers,” Vince Vaughn has cultivated the comedic persona of an obnoxious and insensitive boor, so it may come as a surprise to learn that “Delivery Man” reveals a softer side entirely. As David Wozniak, the world’s most fertile sperm donor, the star plays someone who’s overwhelmed as opposed to merely overwhelming. It’s a welcome change, though a significant marketing challenge as well, considering DreamWorks has almost no way of letting audiences know that “Delivery Man” is virtually nothing like a Vince Vaughn movie, but rather a heartfelt celebration of the act of parenthood presented under radically exaggerated circumstances. Such sincerity comes easy for Canadian writer-director Ken Scott, who’s already told this story once before in the charming French-language hit “Starbuck.” Now, working in Hollywood, he demonstrates the good sense not to mess with success, engineering what amounts to a scene-for-scene remake of that earlier feel-good outing – with the notable addition of Chris Pratt in his funniest supporting performance yet. Transplanted from Montreal to Manhattan for the benefit of this new version, Wozniak drives a deli-meat truck, but even that task proves too much responsibility for his stunted abilities. Vaughn’s character may not be the sharpest blade in the family butchery, but he has a good soul, which comes through the instant he receives news that would send any normal man into panic mode.

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Vince Vaughn stars in “Delivery Man.” Nearly 20 years earlier, he donated dozens of times to a fertility clinic, which, through an administrative fluke, used his sperm to foster 533 children, 142 of whom are demanding to know the identity of their biological father. More shocking for Wozniak is the revelation that his policewoman g.f. (Cobie Smulders) is pregnant, though neither revelation is particularly easy to process for a man who grows marijuana in his apartment and has more parking tickets than dollars to his name. Presented with a packet of information about his children, Wozniak draws one page at random and decides to pay the kid a visit, eavesdropping on a professional basketball game where his son scores the winning shot. For a split second, the film allows audiences to think that perhaps this sub-average shlub could be responsible for fathering 533 exceptional offspring: a mix of athletes, stars and

world leaders. That’s the beauty of Scott’s script, which supplies precisely the emotional uplift moviegoers want, while still managing to surprise at every turn. The circumstances may be contrived, but the characters feel refreshingly genuine. “Delivery Man” skips over all the diaper changes and sleepless nights and gets to the essence of parenthood, when fathers must learn to put aside their preconceived expectations and accept their children for who they are. Life is well underway for most of them when Wozniak enters into the picture, and the movie celebrates the diversity of possibility, presenting him with offspring of all colors and personalities. The film’s biggest surprise comes at a perfectly conceived moment set at a conference that steers what could have settled for farce into far deeper territory. Where so many laffers rush to dismiss raw emotion with an ironic wink, Scott isn’t afraid to get sentimental. It would be no stretch at all to interpret “Delivery Man” as a pro-life movie, illustrating as it does the miraculous range of individual personalities that can result from the same set of paternal genes, each one special in its own way. But Scott’s warm-hearted humanism extends further than family, as if to remind that we are all brothers and sisters, with more in common than could possibly separate us. Even if your soul can’t stand the thought of Vince Vaughn at the center of a 143-person group hug, there’s no denying this marks a turning point for the star. With Scott’s help, he has delivered a rare and special package indeed.


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The 40th annual Sycamore High School Madrigals Dinners will be held Dec. 13 and 14 at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Sycamore.

as it transforms the church meeting hall into an English castle, complete with a royal court, troubadours, jester, beggars, jugglers, pages and instrumentalists. The $27 ticket price includes a full roast beef dinner. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.. A limited number of show-only seats will be available at a reduced rate. For reservations, call 815899-8160, ext. 2173, or visit www. syc427.org and click on “Online Box Office.” Tickets will be on sale through Dec. 11. And don’t miss the full Sycamore High School Choir perform on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

The 40th annual Sycamore High School Madrigals Dinners will be held Dec. 13 and 14 at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Sycamore. Madrigal singing, brought to England from Italy in the 16th century, was at first an informal type of private entertainment at the castle and country homes of the landed gentry. Frequently, the lords and ladies performed the music themselves as they sat at dinner in the Great Hall. Naturally, during the 12 days of the Christmas season, there was much entertaining and singing of Madrigals. The SHS Madrigal Troupe will reenact this royal Renaissance banquet

NIU dance concert deals Hollydays in DeKalb with the many sides of love November

Northern Illinois University’s Fall 2013 Dance Concert is all about love. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present its first dance production of the 2013-2014 season this weekend. It features performance pieces that present the many sides of being in love. In order to more fully explore this complicated theme, faculty members Judy Chitwood, Paula Frasz, Autumn Eckman and Morgan Fogarty have choreographed a wide variety of dance styles, from classical to modern, to equally diverse music, which includes Frederic Chopin, Tony Bennett, The Andrews Sisters and even Gorillaz. The classical piece of the show, “Les Sylphides,” is a short non-narrative ballet, originally choreographed in 1909 by Michel Folkine. Restaged by Chitwood, “Les Sylphides” is an abstract essay of a young poet seeking inspiration under the moonlight. “The ballet was quite revolutionary for its time,” Chitwood said in a news release. “Its choreography is deceptively hard.” A modern trio choreographed by Frasz, “Sea Songs” tells a story of three widows who are waiting for their husbands to return from sea. It has been performed numerous times with Frasz’s professional company, Danzloop Chicago. Frasz has described the work as

“sailors lost at sea and the women who mourn them.” The concert also includes pieces that are not so serious. “‘Silly Love Songs’ shows the trials and tribulations of love and loss in a humorous light,” Frasz said in the release. Set to the music of Tony Bennett, the seven-section dance piece takes the comical position that being shot by Cupid’s arrow takes its toll. Two of the faculty choreographers created new works specifically for the concert. Eckman’s construction is presented in multiple sections, choreographed to several different songs, and also shows the humorous side of love. Set to the music of The Andrews Sisters and The Barry Sisters, “It’s Only

a Game” is about friendships and relationships straddling the thin line between love and like. Fogarty also choreographed a new work “Pendulum.” She describes the piece as one dancer’s movement serving as another’s cue to start or stop moving. The dance concert will be performed at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, $8 for students and $5 for children. For information, call 815-7531600 or visit www.niu.edu/ theatre. This performance is not affiliated with DeKalb School Dist. 428.

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Sing along at Gurler House The Gurler Heritage Association’s annual Holiday Story-Telling and Sing-Along, featuring music performed by the Suzuki violinists will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Gurler House, 205 Pine St. in DeKalb. The decades-old traditional event is known for its cozy quarters decorated by the DeKalb Area Garden Club, delicious holiday cookies and mulled cider provided by the Gurler Heritage Association, a good old-fashioned holiday story, and live music performed by area Suzuki violinists. Seating is limited, but there’s not a bad seat in the house. For more information on the holiday program or about the Gurler House, call 815-758-4897; email prieman@ carthage.edu; or visit www. gurlerhouse.org.

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Jungle Jack headed back to the Egyptian Jungle Jack Hanna will bring his live show back to the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb at 3 p.m. April 6. Hanna’s “Into the Wild” TV series debuted around the country in 2007, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Series in its first season. “Into the Wild” is unscripted and action-packed as Jack

and his family explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures. Hanna’s “Into the Wild” live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world.

As first the director and now the director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Hanna has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as “Good Morning America,” CNN’s “Larry King Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres

Reserved Seat tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children, students and seniors. Friends of the Egyptian Theatre member pre-sale begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 2. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 11 a.m. Dec. 5. To purchase tickets, visit www. egyptiantheatre.org.

Show,” Fox News programs, and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” The show is sponsored by Yvonne Johnson, KishHealth System and Driv-Lok Inc. Premium Reserved Seat tickets cost $35 for adults and $30 for children, students and seniors. Regular

Ashley Lewis sets Christmas show Delight in the sounds of the season on Nov. 30 as dynamic acoustic instruments, featuring Ashley Lewis’ “Mandolin Magic” and smooth vocals, create a captivating country and bluegrass blend of Christmas favorites, originals, and songs from Lewis’ new CD. Lewis has been recognized around the world for her music. She tours in the United States and Canada, and has performed internationally. She has been featured on the Chicago PBS program “Arts Across Illinois,” and is a seven-time recipient of Illinois Arts Council awards for bluegrass mandolin. She also has been recognized by the council as an accredited Illinois Arts Tour Musician, preserving the heritage and art of bluegrass mandolin.

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Lewis graduated from Waubonsee College with presidential honors and a degree in music performance. In 2007, she was honored with the prestigious “Fab 40” Award from the college for her musical contribution to society. The Nov. 30 performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors age 65 and older and $15 for students. The box office is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the show. Tickets can be reserved with a credit card by phone at 815-786-2555 during office hours or in person at 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. This presentation is supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

‘Fiddler’ presents closing weekend “Fiddler on the Roof,” the classic Broadway musical based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, will show for three final performances this weekend at the Sandwich Opera House. The Opera House is located at 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. Final performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. There is no performance on Sunday. Tickets cost $15 for adults

and $12 for seniors and students and are available for purchase online at www. wewantpr.com or by phone at 888-395-0797. Tickets will be available at the door based on availability. “We had a great opening weekend,” director Kris Pagoria said in a news release. “Audiences raved about the performance and many said they would be returning this weekend.” For more information about PR Productions, visit www.wewantpr.com or find PR Productions on Facebook.

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NIU Annuitants plan trip to New Orleans Dec. 13 is the deadline for reservations for the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association trip to New Orleans from Feb. 23 to March 1. The trip is open to NIU Annuitants and their friends. The group will enjoy a guided tour of New Orleans, a visit to the National World War II Museum, a Riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River, a tour of a Louisiana Plantation and free time in the French Quarter. Mardi Gras begins Feb. 15 and ends March 4. The trip includes a daily continental breakfast and four dinners. The motorcoach will leave DeKalb the morning of Feb. 23. The trip cost is $599 per person double occupancy, $809 single occupancy (triple occupancy rate also available). To reserve a spot or for questions, email Steven Johnson at

Tickets on sale for ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Bring the whole family on a heartwarming holiday journey with Indian Valley Theatre’s presentation of “Miracle on 34th Street,” directed by Debbie Merkel of Sandwich. In this classic Christmas tale, Doris Walker, Macy’s no-nonsense special events director, finds the actor hired to play Santa Claus intoxicated only moments before the start of the big Thanksgiving Day parade. In a panic, Doris persuades a nice old man standing nearby to take his place. The kindly gentleman proves to be a sensation, and is quickly hired to be Macy’s official store Santa. Much to her dismay, Walker soon learns that her new hire claims to be the real Santa.

Despite her refusal to believe, many people begin to notice there is something very special about the old man, including her young daughter Susan. Performances of “Miracle on 34th Street” will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at www.indianvalleytheatre.com or at the box office one hour before each performance.

Reserve a spot for ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ Limited space remains on the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association trip to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier to see the matinee of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Dec. 12. The Chicago Shakespeare

Theater celebrates the holidays with Sir John Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s favorite clowns, rollicking through his misadventures in the play that is considered one of the world’s first situation comedies. Merriment ensues as the shenanigans of the lovable rogue find him hard up for money and wooing the wives of Windsor’s gentlemen with hilarious consequences. The group will depart from NIU at 10 a.m. and enjoy free time at Navy Pier for lunch (on your own) and/or visit the Stained Glass Museum at Navy Pier. Following the 1 p.m. show, the bus will return to DeKalb. Cost is $124. For reservations or information, call Carder Travel at 815-756-1547.

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Wife now feels violated by husband’s touch Dear Abby: I love my husband very much. Until the last few years there have never been any problems in our 20-year marriage. I have depression and epilepsy, and I am on five different medications for them. Sometimes when I have come out of a seizure, I have found that my clothes have been removed and my husband is “touching” me. Also, because the medication puts me into a deep sleep at night, I have half-awakened to him having sex with me. I am so groggy I can’t respond. Is this right? I feel like I have been violated, but I haven’t said anything to him. This causes me to cringe most of the time when he touches me now. I’d like to get back to a normal love life, but I can’t get

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips over what he does to me when I’m not fully aware. How do I tell him I know what he has been doing without ruining my marriage? – Feeling Violated in Rio Rancho, N.m. Dear Feeling Violated: You feel violated because what your husband is doing is called spousal rape, and it’s a criminal offense. Having sex with someone who is so doped up she (or he) can’t give consent is a sexual assault. Tell your husband you know what he has been doing, how you feel about it and that you would prefer that the two of you make love while you are wide

awake and able to fully enjoy it. This should be discussed with a marriage counselor and, if necessary, the police. Dear Abby: I’m a married father of two very young children (2 and 6 months). I have excessive student loan debt that is making my life extremely tough, and between that, day care and my mortgage, I’m on the brink of bankruptcy. My mother is extremely wealthy. She is very involved with my family and we both do things to help each other out. I mow the grass in her large yard every week. She sees me struggling, yet she makes no offer to help financially. I am becoming resentful about it. If she helped, it would not change her lifestyle at all. My wife’s

family is the opposite. Her parents aren’t wealthy, but they have done everything within their power to help their children. I know how I will treat MY kids. Am I wrong to feel resentment because my mother has decided differently? Or should I just “grow up”? – Frustrated in North Carolina Dear Frustrated: If you have discussed with your mother that you are under extreme financial pressure and she has refused to help, then I can see why you might feel some resentment. My question is, HAVE you talked to her about it? That would be the “grown-up” thing to do. The worst she can say is no. If she does, what you will need to do is take a part-time job to help with the bills – even if it

means you mow your mother’s lawn less often. Dear Abby: Next month will be our 25th anniversary. My wife and I are permanently separated, but will not divorce because she would lose health coverage under my employer’s plan. How do I acknowledge this “landmark” – or should I just ignore it, since it isn’t really a celebratory event? – Not Quite An Ex in The South Dear Not Quite An Ex: If you and your wife are on speaking terms, call her and say something nice. Or send her a card. If you’re not on friendly terms, then diplomatically ignore the landmark.

• Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Modify toddler’s diet to treat constipation Dear Dr. K: My toddler has frequent constipation, and I have been giving him milk of magnesia about once a week. Is there any risk with this over-the-counter medicine? Dear Reader: I’d suggest speaking to your pediatrician or family physician before continuing to give your son milk of magnesia. Normally, children pass stool at regular intervals without much effort or pain. Infants and toddlers typically have several bowel movements a day. Most children age 2 or older have one every day. My pediatrician colleagues here at Harvard tell me they consider a child to be constipated when bowel movements happen less often

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff than expected, or when the stools are hard and difficult or painful to pass. Still, even though most children do not have constipation, it is a common problem. That’s particularly true for children between the ages of 2 to 5. This is the period when toilet training and developmental changes are happening. Many toddlers eat little fiber and lots of foods that contribute to constipation, such as dairy products, rice and bananas. Children also often don’t drink enough

fluids. All these factors can cause constipation. Toddlers also often wait too long to go to the bathroom. They may be resisting toilet training or just be too busy playing. When a child withholds stool, it becomes hard and dry, and this may cause pain with the next bowel movement. So the child begins a cycle of withholding stool. Before turning to medication, try modifying your child’s diet and toilet habits: • Give your son more fiber-rich foods, such as beans, broccoli, carrots, bran, whole grains and fresh fruits. • Minimize the dairy foods you feed him, such as yogurt, cheese and milk. • Have your son drink

prune juice. It works for kids as well as for adults. • Encourage your toddler to drink four to six glasses of water each day. • Make sure he gets regular exercise. • If your son is toilet-trained, help him establish regular bowel movements by sitting him on the toilet for 10 minutes at the same time each day, preferably after meals. • If you think your son is acting out because he resents potty training, try stopping it for a few weeks. These changes usually help. But if they don’t, ask your pediatrician or family physician if you should try stool softeners and laxatives

(like milk of magnesia). These types of medications are available without a prescription and have minimal side effects. You can also try a nonprescription glycerin suppository. You insert this small lubricating pill into your son’s rectum, making it easier for him to push out a stool. Sometimes a constipated child will develop an impaction: The bowel movement gets so dry and hard that it can’t be squeezed out without a little help. That can be a finger inserted with a little lubricant, gently pulling out the hard stool. But don’t try this until you talk to your doctor.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

For better or for worse is part of marriage vow Dr. Wallace: You said in a recent column that once both parties are over 18, age isn’t that big of a deal. Well, it is a big deal. I was 20 when I married my husband, who was 45. When I was 30 and in the prime of my life, he was 55 and he decided to retire from his job. I wanted to go out and have a little enjoyment in the evening and he wanted to stay home, watch television and drink a few beers. When I was a young woman at age 39, I turned into a full-time nurse for my 64-year-old husband, who had suffered a stroke. I am now 49 and still a nurse taking care of my bedridden husband. Don’t get me wrong. I loved him when we got

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace married and I promised to love him in sickness and in health. I kept that promise. But, would I marry someone 25 years older than I if I had to do it all over again? No way! In fact, I wouldn’t marry anybody more than five years older than I. Marriage should be a fun partnership, not a study in geriatric care. – Hazel, Batavia, Ill. Hazel: Thanks for sharing your life’s story. When there is a large age gap between spouses, the likelihood of the kind of problem you describe

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Don’t be afraid to do things differently. Using your imagination and branching out in new directions will be rejuvenating and give you a new lease on life. A change in your financial situation looks positive, and investments will be interesting as well as lucrative. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Look over your assets and start making changes that will boost your cash flow. Using your talents and skills in a unique fashion will lead to unusual prospects and partnerships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Keep your thoughts a secret. Dodging a sensitive situation will buy you time, allowing you to make personal changes that open up more options should you have to make an unexpected move. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Share your emotions and discuss matters that concern your home reputation and future status. Much can be accomplished if you are open about where your loyalty lies. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Cover every angle and concentrate on what will bring you the highest return. Don’t trust anyone to take care of matters that concern you personally. Live in the present, not the past. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Make your move and don’t look back. You’ve got what it takes to dazzle and deal with anyone who comes along or challenges you. Romance will enrich your love life. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t feel pressured to make a move or help someone who doesn’t reciprocate. You may be a doer, but that is no reason to let anyone take advantage of you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Personal improvements will boost your ego and help you project a positive image that will attract interest. An agreement you make will ensure that you can accomplish your personal goals. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Look at every angle of a situation and consider all the possibilities that can develop. False hope or an unrealistic standpoint will lead to a big disappointment. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – A true assessment regarding your skills and abilities must be presented if you don’t want to fall short when asked to perform. A change in your reputation or status is apparent. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – You may be enticed by something or someone unique, but problems will arise if you neglect your responsibilities or let down someone who is counting on you for support. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – You’ll gain respect if you offer your help, suggestions and expertise. The impression you make on someone in your life will strengthen your bond. Love is highlighted. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Not knowing which way to turn will leave you in an awkward position. Overreacting and making assumptions must not be allowed to result in you making a sudden and costly move.

certainly increases, and your words may make other young women think twice about marrying someone a great deal older. However, while your husband’s health breakdown is unfortunate, such a calamity could happen in any marriage. That’s why the “for better or for worse” part of the marriage vow has meaning. Dr. Wallace: Some time ago, an 18-year-old high school graduate wrote to you asking if he should take an offer from a credit card company and apply for a card. You warned him about the high interest rate on the unpaid monthly balance and the importance of paying at least the minimum

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monthly payment allowed by the credit card company to keep a good credit rating. That’s all well and good, but you should also have informed him that if he only makes the minimum monthly payment on a $2,000 balance, it will take 18 years to pay it off if he never charges anything else during those 18 years. Plus, he will have to pay $2,615 in interest. That doesn’t make your suggestion to get a credit card look too intelligent. – Bernard, West Palm Beach, Fla. Bernard: Wow! You bring up a startling bit of information. I’m sure credit card companies are not thrilled that I printed your letter. I still think that credit

cards can be useful economic tools, if used prudently. My answer should have been: Yes, obtain the card, but use it wisely. Pay the balance each month, but if that is not possible, at least make the minimum payment, and then pay extra the next month to catch up. Then I would insert your warning that by making only the minimum payment each month, a $2,000 debt would linger for the equivalent of a lifetime – another 18 years! And the interest you wound up paying would be considerably more than the debt itself. There – now I feel better!

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

8CROSSWORD

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Bridge articles from a land down under Australian Bridge is published four times a year in a large-page format. As with all of these magazines, it aims primarily at duplicate players, but has material for less-capable players. This opening-lead quiz comes from Ron Klinger. Look at only the West hand. South opens one heart, you pass, and North responds four diamonds, showing four-plus hearts, at least game-going values, and at most one diamond. East surprises you by intervening with five diamonds, but South rebids five hearts, and everyone passes. What would you lead? Klinger is a leading player, teacher and writer who has a great eye for an instructive deal. This one occurred during an Australian trial. At the table, Barbara Travis found the best lead: the diamond king. Her side was getting at most one diamond trick. And it might have been important for her to shift through the dummy at trick two. Also, if partner knew no switch would be helpful, she could have overtaken with the diamond ace and tried a lead from her side of the table. Here, East played the diamond three at trick one, a suit-preference signal for clubs. West led that suit at trick two, and declarer had to lose three tricks: one heart, one diamond and one club. If West’s opening lead had been a low diamond and East had shifted to a low club, South probably would have put up her queen, based on East’s five-diamond bid. And declarer might well have guessed spades also. It was much better not to give South a chance. Details are at australianbridge.com.


COMICS

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Pickles

Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

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Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams

Monty

Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup

Grizzwells

Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr


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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, little snowballs. Home raised, parents on premise. $250. 815-756-5434

Recliner Lift Chair

CAGE - Dog Crate Kennel Cage Collapsible w/ Removeable Tray For Small Dog, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

BICHON FRISE PUPPIES

Brown cloth, electric, very good condition, $300/obo. 815-825-2349 or 815-757-0978

A-1 AUTO

Xmas Pathway Holographic Lights, New, Indoor/Outdoor Use, 5 Pack $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Will BUY UR USED

Fishing Reels & Poles Some Very Old, Very Good Condition, Collector Type, Various Prices. 815-895-8347

GOLF BAGS (2)

With Clubs and Bag Boy Golf Cart. Approx 15 dozen golf balls, pair of Foot Joy golf shoes (men's size 10.5). $150/all or will seperate. 815-761-6770

FIRE TRUCK CAR - Child Little Tikes Red Fire Truck Ride In/On Car, Has Face In Front, Very Cute! $30, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

DACHSUND PUPPIES

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

CLEATS - NFL New Black & White Reebok FGT Cleats w/Anti-Friction Lining, Size 10.5, $25. Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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We Pay The Best! For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

1980 Yamaha 650 Maxam Excellent condition + motorcycle trailer, helmet, tools, $1000/both. 815-757-5117 Find !t here! PlanitDeKalbCounty.com

DeKalb For Sale!

Christmas Village – Houses, People, Lit Trees & Lamps, Some Dept. 56, Lots More - $75 OBO 847-683-7558 LAMP - New Candle Shaped Lamp With Gingerbread Decorated Lampshade Small Sensor, $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

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

I Buy

CALL Marilyn Yamber

Old Envelopes

815-758-7368 Yamber Real Estate & Property Management

Stamps

CHRISTMAS TREE

Blue Spruce, 7.5 ft. Easy to assemble with white lights, very full looking with remote control for lights. Excellent condition, $200. 630-934-4040

BINS - Large Canvas Storage Organizational Bins, New, Green or Red, 14" x 17" x 10", $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

or

815-814-1224

7 weeks old, all shots, all colors. Ready now, $350/ea. 815-218-2369

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

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

815-814-1964

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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.

Will beat anyone's price by $300.

WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!!

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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

1990 & Newer

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

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Fisher Price Toddler/Child Musical Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony Ride On. Yellow/Tan Horse On Green Platform. Like New $20. Sycamore. 815-895-5373

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs

CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

MOST CASH 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

WANTED!

BACKPACKS - Heavy Duty New Assorted Designs - Lifetime Warranty - $15 - Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BAG - New Fiskars Blue Canvas Zippered Bag w/Handle & Inside Compartments for Individual Storage. Great For Crafting, Scrapbooking or other - $15, Sycamore 815-895-5373

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WREATH - Lighted Wreath w/ Mitten Decorations, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373

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

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

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SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled w/ Back Support & Carrying / Pulling Rope, Like New, $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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

Watch Rings, Ladies (6) New, Colored Glass Insert, Silver Tone Case, Make Great Gifts! $7.50 each OBO. 815-762-0382

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LAMP - Small Sensor New Candle Shaped Lamp With Bear Christmas Decorated Lampshade, $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

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

WORK GLOVES - 120 pair, New, White, Adult Size, Washable, $40 for all, Sycamore. 815-762-0382 Nikon Camera - Cool Pix S3300 Digital Camera, In Excellent Condition, 2 year extended warranty - $80 OBO 815-508-0629 9a-8p

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

FOR SALE – GREAT PRICE

Collections 815-758-4004 DON'T NEED IT? SELL IT FAST! Daily Chronicle Classified Call 877-264-2527

LEE COUNTY FARM

LAND AUCTION 110 ACRES (MOL), WILLOW CREEK TOWNSHIP, SECT 29, 1042 STEWARD ROAD, PAW PAW, IL

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3 Bdrm plus NEWER Furnace, C/A, Siding, Roof, Windows, Electric, Plumbing, Appliances, Driveway, Garage Door, Etc., Full Basement. All for $115,000

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 START 10:00 A.M. SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE STEWARD FIRE BARN, STEWARD, IL Soils include Muscatune, LaRose, Saybrook, Catlin Elburn, Elpaso, and Wyanet. Current lease has been terminated and approx $4000.00 of fertilizer has been applied and paid for by the seller. To view land take Rt 30 west of the I-39 overpass to Steward Road. South on Steward Road approx. 1 1/2 mile. Land is on the east side of Steward Road and the south side of Snyder Road Terms of Sale: $50,000.00 down day of sale with balance due on or before closing January 16, 2014 at which time possession will be given along with all normal closing documents, title and deed. Successful bidder will sign a contract to purchase real estate day of sale. Property being sold “AS IS” and with no contingencies with regard to finance or any other type of contingency. Seller will cooperate with 1031 exchange but will not extend the closing. Bidding will be on a per acre basis, times the number of surveyed acres. Seller has the right to except or reject any bids on the day of sale. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over any and all advertising or announcements. For more information contact the auctioneers.

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FOR SALE

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR A GROWING BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR – INVESTOR Over 22,000 sq. ft. -- 2 Phase Building – Loading Docks & Parking. Sycamore

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

FOR SALE: COUNTRY LIVING

ROBERT E MITTAN, STEWARD, IL ATTORNEY FOR REAL ESTATE RON KLEIN, 815-748-0380 KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, SYCAMORE, IL

AUCTIONEER: Joe Wegener, (815) 766-0756 IL Lic. #040000375 email: djwauctions@comcast.net Chris Wegener, (815) 451-2820 IL Lic. #440.000267 email: cwegenerauctions@gmail.com www.djwauctions.com

3-4BR, 2 Baths, Rehabbed Home on an Easy Care Country Lot. DeKalb Schools. Great views!

CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997


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DeKalb. Sharp, Like New Ranch! $114,900!! Location!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 Must see!

GENOA 1000 SQ FT. IN TOWN, OVERHEAD DOOR, FORMER DANCE STUDIO. $350/MO. OFFICE ELECTRICIAN, ETC 847-721-4940

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

Plano Beautiful, Upper 1BR

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

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

STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY WATERMAN STATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM F. CROSS, MARCY L. CROSS, SHABBONA HARDWARE, INC., ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN OWNERS and NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants. IN CHANCERY CASE NO. 13 CH 412 NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

Laing Mgmt. 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

SYCAMORE ~ 2BR, 1BA

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

DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $605

WATERMAN

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com

UTILITIES INCLUDED 2 Bedroom,1 bath $790 1 Bedroom, 1 bath $650 Walk to schools and downtown, Housing Authority accepted.

Hillcrest Place Apts.

DeKalb - 1BR Apt Avail NOW $450/mo, Includes heat & Internet. W/D in building, 831 Kimberly Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DEKALB - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 827 Charles, $600-$650/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768 DEKALB - 3 bedroom 12th St. Garage, lots of storage. Small pets ok. $860/month. 815-758-4539

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

310 N Elm, Waterman IL just south of DeKalb. 630-205-7078

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 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

The Knolls

DeKalb – 1148 ½ Market St. 2 BD upper apt. 1st/sec dep. $600 month 815-756-6201

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

DeKalb 1BR, w/study stove, fridge, heat included. 815-748-4085

2 & 3 Bedrooms. Garage, C/A, Basement. Pets?

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM

Starting at $645

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

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR Lease, deposit, ref, no pets. 815-739-5589~815-758-6439

Dekalb Spacious 2BR

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

DeKalb Very Nice 1BR - 2BR ALL Utilities Are Included $730/mo. 815-156-1777 Cats OK, no smoking.

DEKALB ~ 1ST MONTH FREE!

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

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

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

DeKalb ~ 618 Leonard Ave. 2BR,1BA, W/D, basement, garage. Pets OK, avail 12/1, $850/mo, gas included. 815-501-8343 DeKalb-Upper 2 BR Apt. with W/D, in Historical Area, $700 + utilities. No pets. Call 815-761-3564 or 815-757-2901

815-757-1907

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

3BR, 1.5BA, Near I-88 & NIU All appl, lrg yard, bsmt, pole bldg. NEW INTERIOR, $1200. No pets/smoke 815-762-4730 COUNTRY RANCH HOME 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1900 sqft. 2 car attached garage. Large kitchen & living room. Large yard, Finished basement. 2 miles from Kishwaukee college. $1100 plus utilities. NO PETS, NO SMOKING, GOOD CREDIT A MUST! Call 815-384-6651

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

MALTA 1 Mo Rent FREE! 2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $650/mo. 815-562-7368

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

(iv) A legal description of the real estate sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty is as follows: LOT 11 IN BLOCK 15 IN THE VILLAGE OF SHABBONA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "A" OF PLATS, PAGE 69, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. (v) A common address or description of the location of the real estate is as follows: 210 West Comanche, Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois 60550 (vi) An identification of the mortgage sought to be foreclosed is as follows: Names of mortgagors: William F. Cross and Marcy L. Cross Name of mortgagee: Waterman State Bank Date of mortgage: December 27, 2007 Date of recording: January 9, 2008 County where recorded: DeKalb County Recording document identification: 2008000432 /s/ Timothy J. Conklin Timothy J. Conklin, Attorney for the Plaintiff The Foster & Buick Law Group, LLC 2040 Aberdeen Court Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: (815) 758-6616 (Published in the Daily Chronicle November 14, 21 & 28, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS CASTLE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY E. JOHNSON, T.L.I. INCORPORATED, PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP LLC, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND OWNERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants.

The requisite affidavit for publication having been filed, notice is given to you, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants, in the above entitled suit, that the said suit has been commenced in the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court of DeKalb County, Illinois, by the Plaintiff against you and other Defendants, praying for the foreclosure of certain Mortgage(s) recorded against the premises as follows to wit:

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. 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

LOT 7 IN JOHNSON INDUSTRIAL PARK, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED APRIL 7, 1999 IN BOOK "Z" OF PLATS ON PAGE 426, AS DOCUMENT NO. 99006810, IN THE VILLAGE OF KINGSTON, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN: 02-29-200-025

GENOA ~ 1 BEDROOM

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

(iii) The names of the title holders of record are: William F. Cross and Marcy L. Cross

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH

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

No pets, $445/mo + sec dep. Agent Owned 815-766-1513 GENOA ~ 2 BEDROOM

(ii) The Court in which said action was brought is identified above.

CASE NO. 13 CH 423 PUBLICATION NOTICE NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION

DeKalb: Upper 1 BR Apt. Absolutely no smokers, Heat/Air, stove & refrig. Furn. $550/mo 1st mo & sec deposit. 815-758-4178

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

(i) The names of all Plaintiffs and the case number are identified above.

DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591

DEKALB 3-4 Bedroom Ranch Style, basement, garage, all appliances, NO Smoking, No Pets, $1200. 815-758-0591

GENOA LARGE 2 BEDROOM

NOTICE is hereby given to Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants, of the Complaint for Foreclosure filed in the above entitled case on the 8th day of November, 2013, and that they are named Defendants in the above entitled case, pursuant to the provisions of 735 ILCS 5/2-206, 735 ILCS 5/15-1218 and 735 ILCS 5/15-1502, and that the above entitled mortgage foreclosure which is now pending in said Court and the day on or after which a default may be entered against said Defendants is the 23rd day of December, 2013, and that the following information applies to said foreclosure proceeding:

Kingston 2 Bedroom Ranch

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. No smokers. Heat, air, stove & refrigerator furnished. $500/mo. 1st mo & sec deposit. 815-758-4178

/s/ Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court

PUBLIC NOTICE

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM

Genoa ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Full kitchen, W/D, 10x10 storage shed, $775/mo + $950 sec. No pets/smkg. 815-970-0126

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 Find. Buy. Sell. All in one place... HERE! Everyday in Daily Chronicle Classified

YOU, Defendants, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS file your answer to the complaint in said suit or otherwise make your appearance therein, in the office of the Clerk of the Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court, at 133 West State Street, in the City of Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, on or before the 31ST day of December, 2013, default may be entered against you at any time after that day and a judgment entered in accordance with the prayer of said complaint. Dated: November 19, 2013

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

DeKalb—2 BR lower $695 + Deposit & Lease. Available now! Stove, fridge, heat & water incl. No pets/smoking. 815-298-0423

BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

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ROCHELLE ~ 2 BEDROOM

DeKalb. 2 Unit. $82K Contract Sale Location! Live in or Rent. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Available Dec/Jan. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 www.glencoproperties.com

AT YOUR YOUR SERVICE

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

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COMMONLY KNOWN AS: LOT 7 JOHNSON INDUSTRIAL PARK, KINGSTON, IL 60145 and which said Mortgage was executed by JEFFREY E. JOHNSON and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2004003773. That summons was duly issued out of the said Twenty Third Judicial Circuit Court against you as provided by law, and that the said suit is now pending. NOW,

THEREFORE,

UNLESS

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY M. SOHAN, Deceased.

NOTICE

NO. 13 P 138 INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION PUBLICATION NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES 1.Notice is given of the death of Mary M. Sohan, who died on October 12, 2013, a resident of Maple Park, Illinois. 2.The Representatives for the estate and address are: Nancy Stanton, 17520 Barber Greene Road, Maple Park, IL 60151; Nancy Calkins, 17520 Barber Greene Road, Maple Park, IL 60151

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3.The Attorney for the estate and his address is: James A. Stoddard, Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A, Sycamore, IL 60178 4.Claims against the estate may be filed within six months from the date of first publication of this notice. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the Representative, or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5.On October 30, 2013, an Order Admitting the Will to Probate and appointing the representatives was entered. 6.The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Section 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4). Dated: November 6, 2013 James A. Stoddard, Attorney for Estate James A. Stoddard Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC 2045 Aberdeen Court, Suite A Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 748-0380 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 7, 14 & 21, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHESTER R. WROBLEWSKI, DECEASED. CASE NO. 13 P 139 CLAIM NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN of the death of Chester R. Wroblewski of DeKalb County, Illinois. Letters of Office as Administrator were issued to Sandra L. Wroblewski on October 30, 2013, whose attorneys are KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, LLC, Attorneys at Law, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore, IL 60178. Claims against the estate may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the representative, or both, within six months from the date of issuance of Letters of Office and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within ten days after it has been filed. DATED: November 5, 2013 /S/ Maureen Josh CIRCUIT CLERK OF DEKALB COUNTY, SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS

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Upgrade Your Ad ! Add Bold $5 ! Add A Photo $5 ! Add an Attention Getter $5 ! ! !

Mail to: Free Ads P.O. Box 250 Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250 ! Sell an item priced Email: classified@shawsuburban.com over $400 - $26

Ad will run one week in the Daily Chronicle and on Daily-Chronicle.com. One item per ad. Offer excludes real estate, businesses & pets, other restrictions may apply. We reserve the right to decline or edit the ad.


DDC-11-21-2013