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County to consider ‘zero waste’ Task force explores whether reduction in landfill trash is feasible By FELIX SARVER DeKALB – Boulder County’s population may be three times the size of DeKalb County, but it generates less waste. County Board member Marc Johnson, D-Sycamore, shared with the newly created Zero Waste Task Force on Thursday that the county in Colorado, which has an estimated population of 318,000, produced more

than 61,000 tons of waste last year. Meanwhile, DeKalb County, with its population of about 105,000, generated more than 108,000 tons of waste last year despite a recycling rate of 61 percent. “As you can see, we’re generating so much more waste that our recycling rate almost becomes a moot point,” he said. Having a policy that aims to reduce waste in landfills through reusing resources as a guiding principle

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for the county’s solid waste management plan may be the solution. A 13-member Zero Waste Task Force created by the DeKalb County Board is set to find out whether such a policy – also known as a zero waste policy – will be feasible for the county in the next 10 months. The task force met for its first meeting Thursday to learn about zero waste initiatives and current efforts from county officials to reduce waste.

Members decided to meet once a month and have until the end of August to produce a report of their findings for county officials and board members. Their next meeting will start at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 5. A zero waste policy aims to reduce waste in landfills through recycling, reusing resources and other initiatives. During his presentation on zero waste policy, Johnson said

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If you go What: Zero Waste Task Force meeting When: 1:15 p.m. Dec. 5 Where: DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb Information: Call the DeKalb County Health Department at 815-758-6673.

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Thanksgiving bird is the word Waterman farm fattening up thousands of turkeys for the holidays

Lawmakers adjourn with key work undone By JOHN O’CONNOR The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – A push to fight crime by imposing stiffer penalties for having guns on urban streets came to a halt Thursday when black lawmakers in the Illinois House used a procedural measure to stall proposed legislation, saying the bill was too focused on locking up young men. The House adjourned shortly after, and the Senate followed a few hours later after failing to address a package of incentives to keep businesses in Illinois or lure other companies here. Adjournment left key issues undone and raised the specter of Online lawmakers returning to Springfield The gun bill before the end of is SB1342. The the year. incentives bills The end of the are HB2536, annual two-week HB3271 and fall session also SB1448. Read came and went the full text of without resolution the bills online of the biggest item at www.ilga. pressing lawmakgov. ers, the $100 billion pension debt and how to erase it. Thursday began with what appeared to be an agreement on the anti-gun bill backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who believes it is critical for helping the city combat gang violence. The proposal, negotiated for weeks by Rep. Michael Zalewski, a Riverside Democrat, would stiffen prison penalties for felons and gang members caught with weapons. But Rep. Kenneth Dunkin, D-Chicago, head of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, called on a procedural move that halted its progress on the floor. He demanded information from Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration on the impact of the measure, including the cost and the effect on the prison population. The answers were not immediately provided, and the House adjourned. The Rev. Jesse Jackson traveled to the Capitol on Thursday to lobby against the “mandatory minimum” sentencing measure. He said lawmakers should focus on education and jobs, “not incarceration.”

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Hundreds of turkeys are seen gathered in a pen Tuesday before being dressed at Ho-Ka Turkey Farm in Waterman. The farm’s turkeys are available locally at Inboden’s in DeKalb and Headon’s in Creston, and at more than 100 independent grocers and butcher shops throughout the Chicago area. By DEBBIE BEHRENDS

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ATERMAN – Most families get a little busier in the days before Thanks-

giving. But it gets a lot busier for Robert Kauffman’s family because the family business is dressing thousands of fresh turkeys for families in DeKalb County and across northern Illinois. Waterman’s Howard Kauffman Turkey Farms, known more commonly as Ho-Ka, started in 1933 with 300 birds dressed in the basement of the family home. “This is my grandfather’s farm,” Kauffman said. “My dad [Howard] came home from the [University of Illinois] and said he thought he could make a little money raising turkeys.” This year, Kauffman expects the operation will sell about 70,000 birds. During the holidays, the seven-person operation grows to employ 100 people who prepare the birds for sale in the farm’s retail operation. Ho-Ka turkeys are available locally at Inboden’s in DeKalb and Headon’s in Creston, and at more than 100

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Robert Kauffman of Ho-Ka Turkey Farm in Waterman shows a packaged turkey on Tuesday. His father founded the turkey business in 1933. independent grocers and butcher shops throughout the Chicago area. Kauffman said he receives the turkeys from a hatchery in Minnesota, one of the nation’s largest turkey-producing states. The birds are fed and tended for 16 to 18 weeks before the holiday rush. “They have food available all the time,” Kauffman said. “It’s a mixture of corn, soybean meal

and other nutrients. Our nutritionist tells us the best mixture.” Although he buys the soybean meal, Kauffman raises the corn himself on 340 acres. “They grow at an incredible rate,” said Kauffman, adding that genetics cause the birds to grow about a pound bigger every year. “We have the nutrition down pretty good. It’s all genetics now.” Employees in the process-

ing plant work nearly shoulder-to-shoulder cleaning and packaging the birds. A federal inspector looks at each turkey. Three ice-making machines on the roof can’t keep up with the demand. They start bagging ice a month before the rush just to have enough to cool the birds from their normal body temperature of about 100 degrees down to 40, Kauffman said. Each bird is shrink-wrapped in plastic, with a label showing only the information Kauffman believes is necessary – the Ho-Ka trademark, the federally-inspected seal, cooking instructions and little else.

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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. Contact: 815-508-0280. Weight Watchers: 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Story time: 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Free readings are open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb; www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St. in Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Fish/shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. Served by Northern Illinois University Knights of Columbus Council 5572. Cost is $8 for fish or shrimp, $10 for fish and shrimp, $5 for grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese; all are full-course meals with side dishes. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across the street from Memorial Park. B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. La Leche League of Sandwich: 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Valley West Community Hospital. For all interested women, especially before baby’s arrival. Babies also are welcome. For information, call Connie at 815-498-3431. Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich, 800-4527990; County Line Group Big Book AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park, 800-452-7990; www. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. Saturday Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Donation is $7 for all-youcan-eat eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, fruit cups, English muffins and drink. Contact: Kingston Friendship Center at 815-7843921. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Overeaters Anonymous Walk-and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore. www.; contact: Marilyn at 815751-4822.


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The aunts would have approved Aunt Elaine and Aunt Margaret were two of the wisest people I have known. Elaine taught high school math; Margaret began her career in public relations and later became a librarian. Both lived frugally in New York. So frugally, in fact, that after careers in rewarding albeit low-paying professions, they retired while still fairly young. After retirement, they both pursued their passions in life: golf and travel. For about 30 years, Elaine and Margaret traveled all over the world. They visited more than 130 countries on every continent except Antarctica. They visited many countries multiple times (and, of course, all 50 states). Their travel habits matched their lifestyle. They traveled inexpensively, often on cargo freighters. Once in the 1980s, their freighter carried weapons to El Salvador. At places they visited, they tended to avoid the touristy locales, preferring instead small villages and towns where they met people and saw how life really was. They didn’t drink, eat at fancy restaurants or buy many souvenirs. Often, golf was involved. Their motto was “Follow the sun.” They played on sand courses in the Middle East. They played everywhere golf is played. When they tired of globe-trotting,

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst they traveled America in a custombuilt RV that housed them, some essentials and their clubs. The golf thing is amusing, but what fascinates me is the travel. I believe Margaret and Elaine gained more and deeper knowledge of human life on a global scale than any fantasy team of presidents, priests or sociologists you could assemble. The travel bug bit them early. In 1951, as part of her first PR job (marketing Tide detergent to Europeans), Margaret got the chance to travel to London. Elaine went along. While waiting to cross the English Channel from England to France, the two attended a needle arts show. They met Queen Elizabeth. They were in the receiving line, shook hands with the queen and were mortified they were the only two ladies not wearing evening gloves. They bought small motorcycles and rode them through “the free countries” of western Europe. They garnered a private audience with Pope Pius XII. I forget how that happened. I’ve never met or heard of anyone

who lived as profoundly as Margaret and Elaine. Forrest Gump’s life seems boring by comparison. But time caught them, and eventually they established a permanent base. They settled down at a wonderful retirement community near Albany, N.Y. They were politically conservative and donated money to various causes, most involving children or Native Americans. Margaret died in 2007 and is buried in Utica, N.Y. Elaine died last year and is buried next to Margaret. They had carefully planned and paid for funeral arrangements long ago. By this point in the story, perhaps you suspected a continuity flaw. Elaine was my father’s sister, a biological aunt. “Aunt” Margaret was the only title I had heard since childhood. She was of no biological relation to me. Elaine and Margaret loved each other and spent more than half a century together. And though conservative, I think they would have approved of Illinois becoming the 15th state to legalize gay marriage. I know I do.

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Video shows Toronto mayor ranting By ROB GILLIES

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what’s left of them. Condemning artificial trans fats as a threat to public health, the FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to phase them out. Manufacturers already have eliminated many trans fats, responding to criticism from the medical community and to local laws, Even so, the FDA said getting rid of the rest – the average American still eats around a gram of trans fat a day – could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year. It won’t happen right away. The agency will collect comments for two months before determining a phase-out timetable. Different foods may have different schedules, depending how easy

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media Thursday outside his office at Toronto’s City Hall after the release of a video showing him in a rage, using threatening words including “kill” and “murder.” Ford said he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” in the video, which appeared Thursday on the Toronto Star’s website. whole world is going to see it,” said Ford, who is 44. City councilors stepped up efforts to force Ford out of office, although there is no clear legal path for doing so. In the blurry and shaky new video, Ford paces around, frantically waves his arms and rolls up his sleeves as he says he’ll “make sure” the unknown person is dead. Ford tells another person in the room, possibly the man filming the video, that he wants to “kill” someone.

“Cause I’m going to kill that [expletive] guy,” Ford says. “No holds barred, brother. He dies or I die.” At one point he says, “My brothers are, don’t tell me we’re liars, thieves, birds” and then later refers to “80-yearold birds.” The Toronto Star said that it purchased the video for $5,000 from “a source who filmed it from someone else’s computer” and the paper said it was told “the person with the computer was there in the room.”

FDA will ban artery-clogging trans fats By MARY CLARE JALONICK

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The Associated Press TORONTO – A new video that surfaced Thursday showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford threatening to “murder” someone and “poke his eyes out” in a rambling rage, deepening the conviction among both critics and allies that he is no longer fit to lead North America’s fourth largest city. The mayor told reporters moments after the video was posted online that he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” in it and “embarrassed” by it. The context of the video is unknown and it’s unclear who the target of Ford’s wrath is. The video, which appeared at length on the Toronto Star’s website and in clips on the Toronto Sun’s website, prompted round of calls for Ford to step down. The controversy surrounding Ford escalated last week when police announced they had obtained a different, long-sought video that shows Ford smoking a crack pipe. After months of evading the question, Ford admitted Tuesday to smoking crack in a “drunken stupor” about a year ago. Despite immense pressure, the mayor has refused to resign or take a leave of absence. Ford, who is married with two school-age children, said Thursday he made mistakes and “all I can do is reassure the people. I don’t know what to say.” “It’s extremely embarrassing. The

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Vets share experiences with Scouts Sycamore’s D-427 shares its vision with community

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By DEBBIE BEHRENDS GENOA – Growing up near an Army base, the daughter of a retired airman, Debbie Cravatta wants to teach the Scouts she leads about patriotism. Cravatta invited several area veterans to a joint meeting of Cub Scout Pack 117 and Kaskaskia Girl Scouts on Thursday evening in the meeting room at Resource Bank. “We can’t do enough for our veterans,” Cravatta said. Her Scouts were urged to bring things she can use to fill a care package for a service member deployed to Afghanistan. They also wrote thank you cards to DeKalb County veterans. Before they got busy writing, the Scouts heard a little bit about military service from Cravatta’s husband, Chad, Emerald Sanders, Brent Bacon, Brad Davidson and Justin Lee. Each had a story about their reasons for joining and their jobs in the service. Chad Cravatta served five years in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. As an artillery soldier, he also jumped from airplanes. “We shot big bullets,” he said, showing a 105 mm Howitzer shell. Most jumps were from just 800 feet. “In 15 to 20 seconds after your ’chute opens, you’re on the ground. You hit like a sack of potatoes and it hurts,” he said. Sanders, a senior at Genoa-Kingston High School, went to basic training at Fort


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Ella Follman, 9, of Girl Scout Troop 1620, writes thank you cards to veterans in DeKalb County on Thursday at the Resource Bank in Genoa.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brent Bacon speaks to Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts on Thursday about his service at the Resource Bank in Genoa. Sill, Okla., last summer. “Basic is nine weeks of ‘go here, do this, you didn’t do it right, do it again,’ ” Sanders said. “Sometimes it’s hard being back in school after having some military training.”

After high school graduation, she will go for advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to become a truck driver. She said she plans to attend college after completing her service contract.

Bacon, Davidson and Lee all served with the Marine Corps. “I had several reasons for joining,” Bacon said. Ranking at the top of the list was the first time he held his grandfather’s sword when he was just 7. “And Sept. 11, 2001, sealed the deal for me,” Bacon said. “Military service instills a strong work ethic – dedication, courage, valor – the list goes on and on.” When asked if he would join up again, after a moment of thought, Davidson said he would. “It was a great opportunity to learn how other people live in other parts of the world,” he said. “It was a good experience, and I would encourage anyone to join,” Lee said. “Just pick the [military] branch that suits you,” Bacon said. “There is a job for everyone.”

SYCAMORE – Steve Balster would rather view students as clients. For the Sycamore High School assistant principal, a student would be someone who is educated within the school district while a client is someone who is served. Balster spoke to an audience of residents and school officials at the Sycamore High School auditorium Thursday about the school district’s vision to serve its clients by preparing them for life and work after they graduate. “A goal without a plan is simply a wish,” he said. “Our vision is our plan. Our ultimate goal is the success of our clients.” Balster was one of many administrators in Sycamore School District 427 who participated in “Share the Vision,” an event where the district staff shared goals and initiatives to improve the education of its students. Everyone from the Sycamore community was invited to learn about how each aspect of the district – from finances to the curriculum – was being improved or revised. School board President Jim Dombek said the community is at its best when it comes together. “What’s best for the

school district is best for the community, and what’s best for the community is best for the school district,” he said. Kristine Webster, District 427 director of curriculum, shared the changes to the district’s curriculum and how the teachers were responding. The Common Core Standards Initiative has set clear benchmarks for educational success across the nation, but teachers have been finding their own methods to reach those benchmarks that are beneficial for their students. “Our teachers are absolutely phenomenal,” she said. “I cannot tell you enough the work that our teachers have done … they are very committed to do what is best for kids.” Kreg Wesley, district director of operations, told the audience that changes to the district’s buildings and classroom settings in the past decade have enhanced student learning. One of them was Sycamore Middle School that had a “significant face-lift” in 2010, which included a fitness lab filled with exercise machines. “I can tell you this is a far departure from the P.E. classes I use to sit in and participate in the 1980s,” Wesley said. District Superintendent Kathy Countryman said district officials plan to have more community meetings such as “Share the Vision.” “We feel very humble to work for you and for your kids,” she said.

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8BRIEFS Police: Colorado man had marijuana on I-88 SYCAMORE – A 34-year-old Colorado man faces felony charges in DeKalb County for allegedly having three ounces of marijuana on Interstate 88. An Illinois State Police trooper stopped Keith S. Christiansen, of the 1700 block of Valleyview Keith S. Lane in Fort Christiansen Collins, Colo., for a traffic violation about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on I-88 in DeKalb County, court records show. With the help of a K-9 officer, state police found 87.5 grams, or about three ounces, of marijuana in the car, court records show. Christiansen was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, the more serious of which typically is punishable with probation or up to five years in prison. He posted $1,500 bail Wednesday and is next due in court Nov. 26.

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First court appearance in DeKalb stabbing SYCAMORE – A 39-year-old DeKalb man accused of stabbing another man in the head last year appeared in DeKalb County court for the first time Thursday. Pedro Lopez-Esquivel, of the 1000 block of Hillcrest Drive, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, which typically is punishable by up to five years in prison. He allegedly stabbed a man in the head, causing a wound that required stitches, court records show. That incident occurred on Oct. 20, 2012, court records show. Lopez-Esquivel remained in DeKalb County Jail on Thursday night, unable to post 10 percent of his $150,000 bond. His next court date is Tuesday.

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Dispatcher suspended after pond drowning ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – A 911 dispatcher was suspended for three days after authorities say she improperly handled a call from a man who drowned when his SUV plunged into an Arlington Heights retention pond. Authorities say the dispatcher didn’t review water rescue procedures a month before the July 25 crash because she was on vacation. Transcripts of the call show the woman repeatedly trying to calm 89-year-old Henry Laseke, who was urging rescuers to hurry because his SUV was sinking. She assured him help was on the way and asked for information about his vehicle. But the veteran dispatcher never asked if he could open a window or whether he was able to escape. A disciplinary note says the 15-year veteran also didn’t enter the proper codes into a computer system.

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8OBITUARIES HELEN JANE ‘JANIE’ (BARCLAY) HUNDLEY Helen Jane “Janie” (Barclay) Hundley, 64, of Erie, Pa., formerly of Carthage, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Village at Lutheran Square in Erie. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage, with burial to follow at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage. Arrangements by Printy Funeral Home. Visit ORDER AHEAD

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Lawmaker: Son would be proud of gay marriage vote By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – An Urbana lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the Capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours. Garret Jakobsson, the 46-year-old son of Democratic state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, died Tuesday evening. He had a progressive neurodegenerative disorder called Pick’s disease and had been in hospice care in the central Illinois town of Mattoon. Jakobsson rushed back to Springfield on Tuesday afternoon to vote for the samesex marriage bill, which she had co-sponsored. It ultimately passed the House with one vote to spare. Jakobsson released a statement Wednesday evening noting that “equal protection under the law” was important to her entire family. The vote, she said, was “one that I felt I could not miss and I know my son was proud of my decision.” Garret Jakobsson was one of Naomi and Eric Jakobsson’s eight children,

six of whom were adopted. Garret was adopted from South Korea in 1968, her office said. Democratic House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie told The Associated Press that Garret’s Naomi death “had Jakobsson been a long time coming.” Currie noted that Jakobsson did her best to get through a difficult day. It was clear, she said, that she was distraught as she arrived at the Capitol to vote. “She believes in family, family values,” Currie said. “What a sacrifice her family made,” added Democratic State Rep. Greg Harris, sponsor of the same-sex marriage legislation. Jakobsson has served six terms in the Illinois House. She announced this fall that she won’t be seeking re-election. Former campaign manager Michael Richards and Urbana Council Member Carol Ammons are bidding for her seat in the March primary.

Several incentives bills also skipped in session • GUN BILL Continued from page A1 Dunkin dismissed the idea that he had used a parliamentary “trick” to put a brick on the bill, saying the 31 members of the black caucus in the Senate and the House feared too many young black men would be swept up without a chance at rehabilitation. “The collateral damage is going to be overwhelming, and it’s going to wrap up too many innocent citizens,” said Dunkin, calling for more police on the street, money for rehabilitative programs and alternative sentencing programs. Often, the administration responds to requests for notes on legislation within an hour, although state law allows five days for a response. The Department of Corrections is responsible for the notes covering the cost and impact on prison population. Zalewski’s legislation was changed Wednesday afternoon, and Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said each change requires careful analysis. But Zalewski pointed out that for weeks, the agency has been able to quickly respond with inmate and cost projections based on differing versions of his bill. Corrections has opposed the measure, saying it would cost $700 million extra over a decade. Zalewski began the day by appearing with Rep. Brandon Phelps, the gunrights House leader who shepherded legislation into law last spring that allows the carrying of concealed weapons. He signaled support of

the National Rifle Association because Zalewski had softened his approach to first-time gun offenders, whom the NRA feared would include otherwise law-abiding gun owners making honest mistakes. The Senate also adjourned without approving tax breaks aimed at getting Archer Daniels Midland Company and the newly merged OfficeMax and Office Depot to locate their headquarters in Illinois. Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, is sponsoring the $53 million incentive bill for Office Depot Inc., which emerged from the merger of Naperville-based OfficeMax and Florida-based Office Depot. It would provide the tax breaks if the company chooses to base its headquarters – and about 2,250 jobs – at its Naperville site, rather than in Florida. Cullerton and others said they expect lawmakers to return in December to deal with the state pension crisis, and incentives can follow. Gov. Pat Quinn has said he won’t consider tax breaks until he has a pension bill to sign. The ADM sweetener would provide up to $30 million in tax breaks if the Decatur-based agribusiness giant keeps its global headquarters in Illinois. The company also would have to add 100 jobs at its new world headquarters and hundreds of jobs in Decatur over the next five years. The Senate also put off a vote on $5 million in incentives for Univar if the chemical distribution company moves its headquarters from Washington state to Downers Grove. The House already adopted the idea.



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8POLICE REPORTS Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.

DeKalb city Sife A. Easter, 20, of the 1000 block of Spiros Court, DeKalb, was arrested Monday, Oct. 28, on an in-state warrant. Ervis Dermyshi, 18, of the 1200 block of South Parkside Drive, Palatine, was charged Monday, Oct. 28, with possession of drug paraphernalia. Elizabeth M. Sibrava, 19, of the 200 block of Augusta Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Oct. 28, with trespassing. Theresa K. Grecu, 45, of the 1400 block of Lewis Street, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Oct. 28, with domestic battery. Lou A. Gillespie, 23, of the 900 block of Regent Drive, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 29, with keeping a disorderly house. Jonte K. Wynn, 21, of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 29, with domestic battery. Shaneira S. Campbell, 24, of the 1500 block of North Lorel Avenue, Chicago, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 29, with possession of drug paraphernalia and retail theft. Lucille G. Flowers, 20, of the 700 block of Fotis Drive, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 29, with retail theft. Taylor M. Seitz, 20, of the 800 block of Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 29, with marijuana possession. Gerardo Hernandez, 23, of the 800 block of Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 29, on an instate warrant. Donville E.A. James, 21, of the 800 block of Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Oct. 30, with marijuana possession and delivery of less than 30 grams of marijuana. Martell D. Jordan, 18, of the 500 block of North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Oct. 30, with marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. Natasha Navarrete, 21, of 800 block of Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Oct. 30, with obstructing justice. Ericka A. Navarrete, 19, of 800 block of Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Oct. 30, with obstructing justice. William J. Buell, 32, of the 400 block of North 11th Street, DeKalb, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 29, for an in-state warrant. Scott J. Nuxoll, 26, of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 30, on an in-state warrant.

Patrick D. Bevilacqua, 22, of the first block of Kelsey Drive, West Seneca, was charged Thursday, Oct. 31, with marijuana possession. Devin S. Garrison, 20, of the 1500 block of 45th Street, Rochelle, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 31, on an out-of-state warrant. Khiry V.J. Johnson, 24, of the 100 block of West Pleasant Street, Freeport, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 31, on an in-state warrant and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Ariell S. Crenshaw, 21, of the 11200 block of South Hermosa Avenue, Chicago, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 31, on an in-state warrant and charged with retail theft. Brittany A. McCollum, 19, of the 8500 block of South 88th Avenue, Justice, was charged Thursday, Oct. 31, with retail theft. Goldie L. Harris, 33, of the 1100 block of Rushmoore Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 31, on an instate warrant.

DeKalb County Justin M. Franklin, 18, of the 100 block of South Third Street, Malta, was charged Sunday, Nov. 3, with domestic battery. Michael A. Wagner, 51, of the 9300 block of Eric Circle, Kingston, was charged Thursday, Nov. 7, with driving under the influence, combining alcohol and prescription drugs; and speeding. Darius Holloway, 20, of the 800 block of West Taylor Street, DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 6, for a warrant for keeping a disorderly house. Teresa Medina, 42, of the 900 block of Grant Avenue, Dixon, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 7, for a failure-to-appear warrant for contempt.

Sandwich David L. Cook, 53, of the 200 block of West Boulevard Street, Sandwich, was charged Friday, Oct. 11, for aggravated battery and mob action. Nicholas A. Villafane, 25, of the 800 block of Roberts Road, Sandwich, was arrested Monday, Oct. 31, for a warrant for aggravated battery. Tyler B. Brockman, 23, of the 13800 block of Bunny Lane, Somonauk, was arrested Monday, Nov. 4, for a warrant for a traffic offense. Karter L. Hothan, 18, of the 600 block of North Ash Street, Sandwich, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 5, with unlawful drug paraphernalia possession and unlawful marijuana possession.



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Officer’s prison deal has caveat The ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST ST. LOUIS – A former probation officer’s deal to serve five years in prison on drug and weapons charges will be scrapped if an ongoing investigation determines the man’s cocaine killed a prosecutor-turned-judge last spring, a judge has told the man. U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan warned James Fogarty of that caveat in court Wednesday, when Fogarty pleaded guilty to charges of possessing cocaine with plans to deal it and of being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm. Federal prosecutors allege that Fogarty, a key player in a St. Clair County courthouse drug scandal, on March 8 sold cocaine to then-circuit Judge Michael Cook and Joseph Christ, a former longtime prosecutor who had been sworn in a week earlier as an associate judge. Christ died two days later of a cocaine overdose while with Cook at the Cook family’s western Illinois hunting lodge. No one has been charged in Christ’s death, although southern Illinois’ U.S. attorney, Stephen Wigginton, said after Fogarty’s guilty pleas Wednesday that whether Fogarty sold the fatal dose to Christ remains under investigation. “You had to be living under a rock these last six months not to know that Joseph Christ died of a drug overdose,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Reagan as telling Fogarty, 46, at the hearing. “If your involvement in this case was such that your delivery of drugs resulted in the death or bodily injury of Mr. Christ, I won’t accept the 60 months.” “I have to be assured that there was no connection between the drugs’ delivery and Mr. Christ’s death,” the judge added before scheduling Fogarty’s sentencing for Feb. 28.

8STATE BRIEFS Dixon to use part of settlement for bonds DIXON – The city of Dixon will use a portion of a $40 million legal settlement to repay bonds years ahead of schedule. The (Dixon) Telegraph reports the city plans to pay off three bonds valued at a combined $12.3 million. The early payoff agreement means the community will save about $4 million in interest. Dixon is receiving the cash in connection with former Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of millions of dollars in public money. The deal is part of a settlement with a bank and auditor the city contended failed to do enough to expose Crundwell’s scheme. Dixon expects to receive the balance of the money by Thanksgiving.

Chicago mayor defends police, fire overtime CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the approximately $136 million being spent this year to pay overtime to police and fire department personnel. Emanuel told the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board that the overtime is not designed to be a cost-saving management strategy. Emanuel said Wednesday the police overtime is designed to put more officers on the street to combat crime. The mayor pointed to a 23 percent reduction in overall crime, and a 24 percent reduction in shootings and homicides compared to last year.

– Wire reports

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Cancellations could aid new markets By RICARDO ALONSO–ZALDIVAR The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Insurance cancellations are fueling a political backlash against President Barack Obama and Democrats supporting his health care overhaul. The president apologized Thursday for the turmoil some consumers are going through, but there may yet be a silver lining as far as the law itself. It’s Economics 101, a little-noticed consequence of a controversial policy decision. And there are winners and losers. Millions of people who currently buy their own health insurance coverage are losing it next year because their plans don’t meet requirements of the health care law. But experts say the resulting shift of those people into the new health insurance markets under Obama’s law would bring in customers already known to insurers, reducing the overall financial risks for each state’s insurance pool. That’s painful for those who end up paying higher premiums for upgraded policies. But it could save money for the taxpayers who are subsidizing the new coverage. “Already-insured people who do roll over will improve the risk pool, not hurt it,” said David Axene, a California-based actuarial consul-

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Protesters are seen along the motorcade route for President Barack Obama’s Wednesday visit at the Temple Emanu-El in Dallas. Obama visited the charity to thank local volunteers who are working to sign people up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. tant for health plans, hospitals, government programs and employers. Compared to the uninsured, people with coverage are less likely to have a pent-up need for medical services, he explained. They may have already had that knee replacement instead of hobbling around on a cane. They’re also more likely to have seen a doctor regularly. “The current individual

market enrollees are definitely a good addition to the risk pool,” concurred Larry Levitt, an insurance expert with the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. At some point, all these customers had to pass extensive medical screening that insurers traditionally use to screen out people with health problems. Such filtering will no longer be allowed starting next year, and a sizable

share of the uninsured people expected to gain coverage under Obama’s law have health problems that has kept them from getting coverage. They’ll be the costly cases. Obama had sold his health care overhaul as a win all around. Uninsured Americans would get coverage and people with insurance could keep their plans if they liked them, he said. In hindsight, the president might have

Senate OKs anti-discrimination bill The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Reflecting Americans’ increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove shortlived. A foe of the bill, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has signaled that the Republican-led House is unlikely to even vote. Senate proponents were looking for a way around that obstacle. Seventeen years after a similar anti-discrimination measure failed by one vote, 54 members of the Senate Democratic majority and 10 Republicans voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It is the first major gay rights bill since Congress repealed the ban on gays serving openly in the military three years ago.

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin (center), D-Wis., the Senate’s first openly gay member, is surrounded by fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill just before a historic vote Thursday on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. “All Americans deserve a fair opportunity to pursue the American dream,” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a chief sponsor of the bill. Proponents cast the effort as Congress following the lead of business and localities as some 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 22 states have outlawed employment

discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Supporters described it as the final step in a long congressional fight against discrimination, coming nearly 50 years after enactment of the Civil Rights Act and 23 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“Now we’ve finished the trilogy,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a chief sponsor of the disabilities law, at a Capitol Hill news conference. Two Republican senators who voted against anti-discrimination legislation in 1996, Arizona’s John McCain, the presidential nominee in 2008, and Orrin Hatch of Utah, backed the measure this time. Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted in favor; her father, Frank, opposed a similar bill nearly two decades ago, underscoring the generational shift. “Let the bells of freedom ring,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., who took the lead on the legislation from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. The Supreme Court in June granted federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, though it avoided a sweeping ruling that would have paved the way for samesex unions nationwide. Illinois is on the verge of becoming the 15th state to legalize gay marriage.

Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring By BARBARA ORTUTAY The Associated Press NEW YORK – Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street’s lofty hopes. By the closing bell, the social network that reinvented global communication in 140-character bursts was valued at $31 billion – nearly as much as Yahoo Inc., an Internet icon from another era, and just below Kraft Foods, the grocery conglomerate


At a glance Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TWTR,” shares of Twitter opened at $45.10, 73 percent above their initial offering price. In the first few hours, the stock jumped as high as $50.09. Most of those gains held throughout the day, with Twitter closing at $44.90.

founded more than a century ago. The stock’s sizzling performance seemed to affirm the bright prospects for Internet companies, especially those focused on mobile users. And it could invite more entrepreneurs to consider IPOs, which lost their luster after Facebook’s first appearance

on the Nasdaq was marred by glitches. In Silicon Valley, the IPO produced another crop of millionaires and billionaires, some of whom are sure to fund a new generation of startups. Twitter, which has never turned a profit in the seven years since it was founded,

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worked hard to temper expectations ahead of the IPO, but all that was swiftly forgotten when the market opened. Still, most analysts don’t expect the company to be profitable until 2015. Investors will be watching closely to see whether Twitter was worth the premium price. Thursday’s stock surge was “really not as important as you might think,” said Kevin Landis, a portfolio manager with Firsthand Funds, which owns shares in Twitter. “What really matters is where the stock is going to be in six months, 12 months.”

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wanted to say that you could keep your plan as long as your insurer or your employer did not change it beyond certain limits prescribed by the government. That test proved too hard for many plans purchased directly by individuals, leading to a wave of cancellations affecting at least 3.5 million people, based on an AP survey in which about half the states reported data. “I am sorry that they ... are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me,” Obama said in an NBC interview, adding that the administration will do “everything we can” to help. The new plans under Obama’s law generally guarantee a broader set of basic benefits and provide stronger financial protection in cases of catastrophic illness. “There is change coming to the individual marketplace with consumer protections that many people have never enjoyed or experienced,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told senators this week. But better coverage also costs more. “The loser is the consumer who is paying higher premiums to subsidize Obamacare, and who was paying lower premiums because they were in another plan before,” said Bob Laszewski, a health care industry consultant critical of the law.

Arafat’s death now whodunit The ASSOCIATED PRESS RAMALLAH, West Bank – Yasser Arafat’s mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists who examined his remains said the Palestinian leader was probably poisoned with radioactive polonium. Yet hard proof remains elusive, and nine years later tracking down anyone who might have slipped minuscule amounts of the lethal substance into Arafat’s food or drink could be difficult. A new investigation could also prove embarrassing – and not just for Israel, which the Palestinians have long accused of poisoning their leader and which has denied any role. The Palestinians themselves could come under renewed scrutiny, since Arafat was holed up in his Israeli-besieged West Bank compound in the months before his death, surrounded by advisers, staff and bodyguards. Arafat died at a French military hospital on Nov. 11, 2004, at age 75, a month after suddenly falling violently ill at his compound. At the time, French doctors said he died of a stroke and had a blood-clotting problem, but records were inconclusive about what caused that condition. The Swiss scientists said that they found elevated traces of polonium-210 and lead in Arafat’s remains that could not have occurred naturally.


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8WORLD BRIEFS Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines MANILA, Philippines – One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines early Friday, with one weather expert warning of catastrophic damage. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center shortly before Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall said its maximum sustained winds were 195 mph, with gusts up to 235 mph. “195-mile-per-hour winds, there aren’t too many buildings constructed that can withstand that kind of wind,” said Jeff Masters, a former hurricane meteorologist who is meteorology director at the private firm

Weather Underground. Masters said the storm had been poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall. He warned of “catastrophic damage.” Local authorities reported having troubles reaching colleagues in the landfall area.

Malala plotter chosen as Pakistani Taliban chief DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – The ruthless commander behind the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai as well as a series of bombings and beheadings was chosen Thursday as the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, nearly a week after a U.S. drone strike killed

the previous chief. Mullah Fazlullah was unanimously appointed the new leader by the Taliban’s leadership council, or shura, after days of deliberation, said the council’s head, Asmatullah Shaheen Bhitani. Militants fired AK-47 assault rifles and anti-aircraft guns into the air to celebrate. The militant group ruled out peace talks with the government, accusing Pakistan of working with the U.S. in the Nov. 1 drone strike. Islamabad denied the allegation and accused Washington of sabotaging its attempt to strike a deal with the Taliban to end years of violence.

– Wire reports

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Nation’s math and reading scores only slightly higher The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Sometimes the best isn’t good enough: Most American fourth- and eighth-graders still lack basic skills in math and reading despite record high scores on a national exam. Yes, today’s students are doing better than those who came before them. But the improvements have come at a snail’s pace. The 2013 Nation’s Report Card released Thursday finds that the vast majority of the students still are not demonstrating solid academic performance in either math or reading. Stubborn gaps persist between the performances of white children and their Hispanic and African-American counterparts, who scored much lower. Overall, just 42 percent of fourth-graders and 35 percent of eighth-graders scored at or above the proficient level in math. In reading, 35 percent of fourth graders and 36 percent of eighth graders hit that mark. Still, as state and federal policies evolve in the post-No Child Left Behind era, the na-

Modest progress in reading, math While more U.S. fourth and eighth graders are showing solid academic performance in reading and math, overall proficiency levels remain low. 4th grade

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Workers at Ho-Ka Turkey Farm in Waterman place dressed turkeys into a tub at the end of an assembly line Tuesday. The operation is expected to sell about 70,000 birds this year.

Inboden’s Meats finds customers like local food • TURKEYS Continued from page A1 As for the extras that other processors print on their labels, Kauffman said: “Natural? What does that mean? Antibiotic free? If a bird gets sick, we will treat it. I think

it’s cruel not to.” One year he raised a small flock on a vegetarian diet, but he didn’t notice a difference in the taste. “It’s not easy, but it can be done,” Kauffman said. “Turkeys are omnivores; they will eat anything.” Nate Inboden said his

family business takes orders for Ho-Ka turkeys for three different delivery dates. “They are locally raised, and people are interested in local food,” Inboden said. “We have a long-term relationship with the Kauffmans, and we’re helping to sustain the local economy.”

• WASTE Continued from page A1 it would take more than increasing recycling efforts or buying reusable products to achieve this goal. “It’s all these things together,” he said. “It’s making sure that the very last place that [the waste] can go to is the landfill.” Boulder County has a zero waste policy. One way Boulder County officials

have reduced waste is by giving financial incentives to businesses to follow zero waste guidelines such as using composted material. That measure led to 0.1 percent increase in sales taxes, he said. A similar measure could be used in DeKalb County, Johnson said. He suggested collecting food waste for compost and presenting educational programs at public schools. He also said Northern Illinois

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Project to parse pundits’ statements The land of punditry, of which I am a resident, has grown from a relatively small group of people expected to research their opinions to a vast number of humans willing to share whatever’s on their minds. To a large extent, this is a good thing. More voices, more ways to look at the world. However, as the definition of punditry has expanded, so has its apparent tolerance for misinformation. Most of us have read a paragraph or heard a TV sound bite that renders us head-shaking mouth breathers. How in the world did they say that with a straight face, we wonder. Some pundits still clutch their guts when they discover they’ve made a mistake. As is the case with many columnists, if I get a name or statistic wrong, my whole day is ruined. Some would call us dinosaurs, but at the risk of coming off as self-serving, I would argue that you want us to worry just that much because so much is at stake. We write to persuade you to think our way about something. We owe you the courtesy of good intentions, and that includes research and reporting. A lot of pundits flick away facts like gnats. To them, the success of an opinion piece – written or spoken – is measured by applause and the number of “likes” and “shares” on social media. The ultimate goal: attention. Doesn’t matter whether it’s good or bad. They just want to be the pundit everyone’s talking about. For the most part, pundits have gotten a pass. Who cares if they’re lying? It’s not as if anyone’s taking them seriously anymore. The Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact cares, and its editors and reporters know that much of the public does, too. So this week, it launched PunditFact to fact check today’s opinion-makers. I was invited to attend a planning meeting a few weeks before PunditFact went live Monday. What most impressed me was how editors there pressed us for criticism.

VIEWS Connie Schultz They know what’s coming. PunditFact is bound to be wildly unpopular with pundits, which only illuminates how badly we need it. I’ve made no secret of my high regard for PolitiFact, which was created by journalist Bill Adair after the 2004 presidential race. Being married to a U.S. senator whose statements have been analyzed many times by PolitiFact, I know constant scrutiny by the Pulitzer Prize-winning operation can affect how politicians speak and how they campaign. I should note that some journalists I respect, including MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, don’t share my view of PolitiFact. A longtime critic of its methodology, she once accused the fact checker as living “after death, like a zombie, eating our national brains.” It pained me to see that she had a starring role in PunditFact’s promotional video, but I was not surprised. PunditFact defines a pundit as “someone who offers analysis or opinions on the news, particularly politics and public policy. One can engage in punditry by writing, blogging or appearing on radio or TV. A pundit is not an elected official, not a declared candidate nor anyone in an official capacity with a political party, campaign or government.” PunditFact has wasted no time in tiptoeing through the minefield. For example: Glenn Beck said Barack Obama “knew half of the population of the United States would lose ... their health insurance.” Rating: Pants on fire. Jon Stewart said that Congress “is bewildered at the scope and reach of our spying apparatus” but in 2008 and 2012 “explicitly rejected an amendment calling

for more disclosure.” Rating: True. Rush Limbaugh said, “If your plan is the result of collective bargaining, no subsequent changes by anybody – insurance companies, Obamacare – can force your grandfathered policy to change.” Rating: Mostly false. No one will always like PunditFact’s conclusions. I wasn’t crazy that it took the time to give a “true” rating on actress Suzanne Somers’ claim that “even after Obamacare is fully implemented, there still will be tens of millions of people not covered.” The truth was in the weeds, as PunditFact proved. As it also noted, the newspaper that ran her op-ed had to post multiple corrections to her piece: “The correction called a quotation Somers had attributed to V.I. Lenin ‘widely disputed,’ a quotation attributed to Winston Churchill unconfirmed, said Somers had misstated the type of animal used on a cover of Maclean’s magazine in 2008 – it was a dog, not a horse.)” Why did PunditFact take seriously such a sloppy piece of writing? Maybe because it appeared in The Wall Street Journal. How did editors for a major newspaper miss all those mistakes? It’s a question worth pondering. In today’s world of punditry, some still research for hours, if not days, before posting an opinion. Others roll out of bed with an idea and hit “send” before a brush meets their bed hair. In the eyes of too much of the public, we’re all one and the same. PunditFact to the rescue, but only if we want to be saved.

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


Five reasons Hillary Clinton can win in 2016 By FRANCIS WILKINSON Bloomberg View Frank Bruni has a column this week in the New York Times on “the beginning of the end” of Hillary Clinton’s “inevitability.” He offers a litany of reasons why “she has serious problems as a potential 2016 presidential contender.” I’m sure she does. Running for president is an insanely difficult proposition, and it seems to get harder every four years. And, as Bruni notes, voters are deeply angry at the political class right now, and no one is more rooted in, or emblematic of, the political establishment than the former first lady/ senator/secretary of state. Still, presuming her health is solid, there is no one better positioned to be the next president. Here are five reasons why Clinton will have a much easier run at the White House, should she make one, in 2016 than she had in 2008: 1. Barack Obama isn’t running. Sure, his approval ratings are in the tank today, but mixed-race first-term senators with politi-

cally ridiculous names don’t become president without staggering political talent. There are very few Obamas in a political lifetime. There won’t be one in 2016. 2. Barack Obama isn’t running. Liberals will accept Clinton as an encore. They will even decide they like her. Still patting themselves on the back for having elected the first black person to the presidency, they will embrace the historic task of electing the first woman. 3. Barack Obama isn’t running. Soon after the 2014 election, Obama will be ancient history. The conservative machine will gradually forget the tyranny of his reign and focus on ... why, Clinton, of course. If Democrats have any lingering doubts about their affection for her, they will lose them once Fox News begins its 24/7 analysis of the Benghazi “scandal” and treats us to hours of archival footage of Arkansas real estate. In effect, Republicans will rally wavering Democrats to Clinton’s cause. 4. Barack Obama isn’t running. Clinton is crushing potential Democratic opponents

in (too early) polls, including Vice President Joe Biden. And just as there is no Obama on the Democratic side, there is none on the Republican side. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are all legitimate and interesting politicians. But navigating between the Scylla of the Republican primary season and the Charybdis of a general election will test the most gifted politician. 5. Barack Obama isn’t running. But his winning coalition doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. What part of Obama’s coalition lacks a natural affinity for Clinton? In addition to claiming support from blacks, Hispanics and college-educated women, she can make far greater inroads with non-college-educated white women than Obama ever did while surpassing him in the Appalachian stretches of the American mindscape, where resistance to Obama’s, um, policies was intense.

• Francis Wilkinson is a member of the Bloomberg View editorial board.

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Anyone familiar with football knows that halftime is important. While players take a breather, coaches assess the team’s first-half performance and make adjustments for the second half. A few choice words, spoken by coaches at maximum volume, might accompany those adjustments. Whether a team goes on to victory or defeat can often be traced to decisions made at halftime. Similarly, voters find themselves at a halftime of a different sort. This week marked the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In even-numbered years, it would be Election Day in Illinois. In odd-numbered years, the day marks the halfway point between one election and the next. Maybe this electoral halftime is a good occasion to assess county, state and federal elected officials’ performance at the midway point between elections. For the record Are voters pleased with the performance of their county We’re at the midway board? Do they think board point between elections, members are spending their and now is the time to tax dollars wisely and conduct- let your team of elected ing business in an open and officials know how they honest fashion? are doing. Do voters believe their countywide elected officials are doing a good job? Are they fulfilling their campaign promises to be conscientious, efficient, responsive public servants? If not, voters should contact their elected officials and tell them what “halftime adjustments” need to be made. On the state level, it might be harder to find voters who think the “first half” went well. Illinois’ government still owes its vendors billions of dollars. The public pension system remains underfunded to the tune of nearly $100 billion. Education and social services receive far less state funding than they should. Whether voters can effect change on the state level is less certain, as gerrymandered districts protect incumbents from voter backlash, so elected officials have less reason to be responsive to the people. Nationally, voters can’t be pleased with the continued dysfunction of the federal government, as exemplified by the 16-day partial government shutdown in October. Divided government (Democrats control the White House and Senate, Republicans control the House) can’t succeed without compromise and two winners of East Coast governor’s races – New Jersey Republican Chris Christie and Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe – talked about the need for bipartisanship in their victories Tuesday. An opportunity for a “halftime adjustment” appears possible, if the bipartisan House-Senate negotiating panel on the budget, led by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, can find common ground and forge a budget agreement. A year from now, voters will have big decisions to make on the county, state and federal level. By beginning to assess those decisions now, voters may better succeed in juggling the lineup of elected officials and incorporating new strategies. A successful halftime now could mean a victory for the people next November.


Good news on emissions: They’re dropping in U.S. The country’s greenhouse gas emissions have been dropping significantly. Get excited. But not too excited. The Environmental Protection Agency reported last month that the greenhouse gas output from power plants, the nation’s biggest emitters, dropped by an astounding 10 percent between 2010 and 2012. Last year alone, greenhouse emissions over the whole economy declined by 4.5 percent. In a separate report, the Energy Information Administration noted that the recent progress on emissions came even as the economy and the population grew. The country has been using less energy to produce more wealth and, in the process, is producing fewer emissions. Though they are separate analyses, both reports point strongly to the same conclusions. A primary driver of the emissions dip has been a widespread switch from burning coal to burning natural gas to produce electricity. When combusted, natural gas releases about half the carbon dioxide as does coal. The increasing use of novel drilling techniques – known as fracking – has opened up vast gas plays for production in places such as Pennsylvania and Texas. That has driven domestic natural gas prices down and made switching away from coal an economical choice. The EIA also noted that the increased use of renewable sources of electricity, especially wind, contributed to the country’s decreasing carbon intensity between 2007 and 2012. The good news comes with some serious caveats. Fracking requires smart regulation to, among other things, ensure that obtaining and transporting natural gas doesn’t produce too many greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas prices may well rise from 2012 levels, so utilities may switch back to coal to some degree, which would boost emissions. And burning natural gas still produces a significant amount of carbon dioxide, so it isn’t a fuel on which the country can rely forever if we are to seriously tackle global warming. The Washington Post

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High pressure will move to the East Coast resulting in a southerly wind. Temperatures will be warmer, but clouds will roll in by the afternoon locking temperatures in the upper 40s. Winds could gust up to 25 mph late. There will be a breezy start to the weekend as a clipper system moves through early in the day. Much colder weather is in store for Sunday with some winterlike weather Tuesday.








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Ball State-NIU games have taken on greater importance over the past few seasons and the matchup has grown into a rivalry. PAGE B3

Ball State football coach Pete Lembo

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A TV cameraman works during the Northern Illinois-Central Michigan game Nov. 12, 2008, at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. Being on national TV benefits both Northern Illinois’ football team and the university.

Television exposure beneits football team and university By STEVE NITZ

Midweek #MACtion


his is the second in a three-day series focused on the Mid-American Conference’s midweek football games and the impact it has on Northern Illinois’ football program.

Last season, the Mid-American Conference started selling T-shirts with the phrase “GET SOME MACtion” on its website. The T-shirts came about because of a phrase commonly seen during the conference’s midweek football broadcasts. On a typical Tuesday or Wednesday evening in November, college football fans will see #MACtion fly across their Twitter feed. Spencer Hall, the editor of the college football blog “Every Day Should Be Saturday,” popularized the term. Jeremy Guy, the MAC’s director of communications, said the league has given away shirts on conference campuses, and sold them at last year’s football conference title game at Ford Field in Detroit. “I think it came about because the last few years a lot of our games have been quite exciting – high scoring, just a lot of action,” Guy said. “Com-

Schedule Thursday What are the gameday revenue consequences that result from moving home games from Saturdays to midweek and how do NIU’s coaches and players deal with the shift in schedule? Today How much value does Northern Illinois gain from its TV appearances on ESPN, and how do the Huskies use those appearances in recruiting? Saturday What is the future of the Mid-American Conference’s midweek games and will NIU continue to see Tuesday and Wednesday matchups on its schedule?

bine the two words and there you have it. I think it’s really taken off because the games have continued to be that way.” Midweek games and the MAC go hand in hand. And for a non-automatic qualifier conference such as the MAC, the only way to get primetime exposure is to play at nontraditional times such as Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The way the league’s schedule is

set up, the MAC has its conference title race play out on national TV, a perfect opportunity to showcase “MACtion.” “The MAC owns midweek football,” said Tom Valdisseri, the executive vice president of KemperLesnik, a sports event marketing and public relations firm based in the Chicago area. “From a conference perspective, it’s raised the bar on awareness and familiarity

throughout the country, as well as the schools who play.”

KEY MATCHUPS ON ESPN Toledo, Ball State, Ohio, NIU and Bowling Green were key players in the race to the MAC Championship Game in Detroit last year, and all were featured during the late-season midweek slots in 2012. The midweek games averaged roughly 470,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. A Wednesday night matchup of Bowling Green and Ohio was the highest-rated midweek game with 719,000 viewers. NIU’s lone midweek contest of the year, a Wednesday night game against Toledo at Huskie Stadium, drew 557,000 viewers. The MAC’s TV deal earns the league $1 million a season, which is split among the conference’s teams. The league is in the fifth year of an eight-year deal, but the conference is renegotiating the deal with ESPN, hoping to rewrite the final three years and add more, a source familiar with the situation told the Daily Chronicle. MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher didn’t have a timeframe on a new deal, but said he has been more than pleased with the TV ratings.



Spartans’ postseason run comes to an end Sycamore won first regional championship since 2010 By STEVE NITZ PRINCETON – Sycamore’s girls volleyball team went from below .500 in the regular-season to the brink of a supersectional. However, the Spartans’ surprising postseason run ended in Thursday night’s Class 3A Princeton Sectional final, with LaSalle-Peru getting a 25-18, 25-20 win over Sycamore. Rob Winner – “We had a good season Sycamore’s Christina Dailey (front) and Mallory Wolf are unable to get to a ball that falls for a LaSalle-Peru with a great run at the end,” point in the second game of the Class 3A Princeton Sectional final Thursday night in Princeton. LaSalle-Peru Sycamore coach Eric Nore defeated Sycamore, 25-18, 25-20. said. “I know teams that

have losing records aren’t supposed to make it this far. Never had that opinion of my team. We knew what we had, knew what we had to do to be successful and I’m really proud of my girls, and the future that lies ahead of us.” The Spartans (19-21) started strong in both sets, but eventually the LaSalle-Peru (33-3) attack was too much for Sycamore. “They had a really strong offense. They’re a good team; they’re pretty tall,” Sycamore senior libero Christina Dailey said. “They were a really

solid team.” Cavaliers outside hitter Taylor Gibson had a number of kills to help LaSalle-Peru pull away in Game 2. She finished the game with nine. “When she got to the front row, she was on fire,” Nore said. “We had no answer for her, there was no doubt about it. That’s a credit to not only great players, but great coaches and great focus and discipline.” Dailey finished with 11 digs for the Spartans, while Shannon Maher added 10. Cassie Hunt led Sycamore with four kills, with Mattie Hayes adding three. Kendra Larson finished with 13 assists and Gabby Wenger had two aces for Sycamore.

See SPARTANS, page B3


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Football Sycamore at Nazareth Academy in Class 5A second round, 1 p.m. Kaneland at Joliet Catholic in Class 5A second round, 7 p.m. Boys Cross Country Sycamore, Kaneland at Class 2A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria Girls Cross Country Sycamore, DeKalb, Kaneland at Class 2A state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria

Detroit Bears Green Bay Minnesota Dallas Philadelphia Washington N.Y. Giants New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay Seattle San Francisco Arizona St. Louis


Four local volleyball players honored Indian Creek and Hinckley-Big Rock each placed two players on the Little Ten All-Conference volleyball team. Indian Creek junior outside hitter Emma Goodrich was a unanimous selection, recording 114 kills and 104 digs. Sophomore Josie Diehl also was chosen. H-BR senior outside hitter Lauren Paver also was a unanimous selection with 182 kills and 43 service aces. Anne Klein also was recognized after dishing out 473 assists recording 38 aces on the season.

Kubiak visits team 4 days following mini-stroke HOUSTON – Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was back with his team, if only for a short visit. He dropped in on the team at the end of practice Thursday, four days after he collapsed at a game with a mini-stroke. Kubiak was not made available to the media, but interim head coach Wade Phillips shared what Kubiak said to the team. “Mostly that he missed them and how much he missed [being here],” Phillips said. “(He said) ‘You don’t realize until you’re away from it a little bit how much you miss the team and being around them,’ and that kind of thing. And that he felt good. That was his message.” It was the first time Kubiak had addressed the Texans since collapsing on the field and being rushed to the hospital at halftime of Houston’s loss to Indianapolis on Sunday night.

Green Bay LB Matthews looks to return Sunday GREEN BAY, Wis. – While Aaron Rodgers is hurt, another star player looks as if he’ll soon be returning to the Packers. Linebacker Clay Matthews is working his way toward a potential return to Lambeau Field for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The heavy black wrap that virtually encased his right hand in practice offers a big clue as to why he’s missed the past four games. “I think so. You know obviously it’s going to be coach’s decision, but you know, I’d like to be out there,” Matthews said Thursday. “So I’m just trying to get ready to help out in any way which I can.” Getting Matthews back would help offset the loss of Rodgers, who hurt his left collarbone in Monday night’s loss to the Bears. “It’s time for other positions to elevate their game and really carry this team ... until he comes back,” Matthews said. – Staff, wire reports

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DeKalb grad Schrader helps SIU to MVC title DeKalb graduate and Souther Illinois junior Nick Schrader helped the Salukis win the Missouri Valley Conference cross country championship for the second year in a row last weekend. Schrader finished fifth overall to repeat as an all-conference selection. He was seventh as a sophomore in 2012. SIU will compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Nov. 15 in Ames, Iowa. Schrader is the older brother of current DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader, who will be running Saturday at the state cross country championships.

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Bulls forward Taj Gibson (right) defends Indiana Pacers forward David West as West drives to the basket in the first half of the Bulls’ 97-80 loss to Indiana on Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Bulls have started the season with a 1-3 record, including 0-3 on the road.

Bulls’ defense not up to par By JOE COWLEY Chicago Sun-Times Joakim Noah was doing his best to try and explain the 1-3 start for the Bulls. The All-Star center sat in front of his locker, towel draped over his head, almost talking through it with the media like it was his very own therapy session. All that was missing was a leather couch. “You know, I don’t know,’’ Noah said, when asked if could it be as simple as a core group taking their past regular-season successes for granted. After all, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Noah and Derrick Rose have each been quick to point out that the Bulls entered the 2013-14 season winning 86 percent of their games when all four are on the court together. A number that couldn’t be ignored about two weeks ago. A number that is now dwindling after the Pacers ran them

out of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the fourth quarter Wednesday night. “I think we just have to play with a better edge and we’ve just got to do better,” Noah said. “It’s all about winning and losing, right now we’re losing. We’ve got to find a way to turn it around.” A film session Thursday might have helped them find their way. Bulls players knew their defense was not up to Tom Thibodeau standards since the season opened in Miami, but the fact that it looked to be effort – or there lack of – in their latest loss just might be the slap in the face this group needed. “Yeah, we haven’t played well defensively in these four games,” forward Luol Deng said. “We’re a good defensive team, I believe that. It will come. Maybe 30 games form now and we still have 52 more and we’re still struggling then we’ll start to worry a little bit. “Honestly I want to be 4-0,

but at the same time I want to be positive and you just have to know that it is a really long season. Things turn around really quick in this league.” Not when a team is consistently allowing 30-point quarters to the opposition, especially a team that prides itself on smothering offenses for a living. There was a 37-point second quarter surrendered to Miami, a 33-point third quarter handed to Philadelphia, and now a 34-point fourth in Indianapolis. All because of a lack of intensity? “[Heck] yeah, super surprised, but we can’t be down on ourselves,” Rose said, when asked if he’s surprised that defense has been such as issue so far. “Defense, you can easily change that with effort. Offensively, knocking down shots, it’s no biggie. We work too hard to get frustrated like that and I think we’re going to be fine. We just have to catch a rhythm on both

sides of the ball.” Maybe more importantly, they need to realize that just because Rose is back on the court, they still need to put the work in they did before he was lost for 18 months with the knee injury. The rest of the league is not bowing down to the Bulls because their 2011 MVP is back. “We want to step away from that shadow as the ‘little brothers’ of this division,” Pacers forward Paul George told NBA. com. “[The Bulls’] success is the Michael Jordan era. This is a new age, this is a new team. It’s ours till they take it.” Maybe that’s the motivation the Bulls need. Maybe that will jumpstart a pulse. “Defensively, it’s playing a lot harder and finishing games,” Deng said. “That’s what our concern is.” • Joe Cowley is a Chicago Sun-Times sports reporter who can be reached at

ARP helping heal injured Bears BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick muscle in his groin against the Washington Redskins. Back then, the official word from the Bears was that Cutler would miss “at least” four weeks, after which he would be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. Go ahead and throw away the original timetable. Ready or not, Cutler is on track to start Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Cutler participated fully in practice Thursday and said he felt no lingering effects from the injury, and coach Marc Trestman said the Bears would march full speed ahead with their No. 1 quarterback now that doctors have cleared him to play. Would it be wiser to stick with Josh McCown as the starter for an extra week, considering his effectiveness Monday against the Green Bay Packers? Would it be wiser to let Cutler rest and recover for an extra week, considering that

the Bears’ chances of playing in January are much better today than a week ago? These questions are up for debate. What’s certain is that the ARP seems to be A-OK. “It’s pretty intense,” Cutler said. “It’s a high-intensity [stimulation] machine. “That’s about all I know. Got me back.” Yes, it did. Which got me wondering: If this machine could mend torn muscles and help Cutler surpass all expectations for his return date, what could it do for me? Sixth-year tight end Martellus Bennett stood in front of his locker after practice, chatting with a few reporters. I wandered over and asked Bennett whether he thought the ARP machine could turn me into a football player. Bennett eyed me. “The only person that can make you a football player right now is Jesus,” he said. Clearly, Bennett had failed to recognize my brute strength and cheetah-like speed, but I decided not to

press the issue. So I asked him whether he had used the machine in the past. “The ARP?” Bennett said. “No, I’m like Wolverine. I just heal rapidly. “I had it when I first got hurt, but I didn’t like it. It was weird, so I gave it back and I didn’t use it. You know, everybody’s different. Some people like Tylenol, some people like aspirin. Whatever gets the job done, that’s what you need to do.” Cutler did what he needed to do. Now, the Bears will ask him to stimulate the Bears’ playoff chances. “Last week, he was jogging around,” Forte said. “I was like, ‘You’re feeling pretty good, right?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, the ARP’s been working.’ He has taken the right steps to get back on the field, so I’m glad to have him back out there.” • Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @tcmusick.


Special teams struggled on Monday night By KEVIN FISHBAIN LAKE FOREST – The Bears’ special teams have something in common with the defense this week: they won’t enjoy looking at film of their most recent game against the Packers, or the previous meeting with the Lions. On Monday night, Adam Podlesh had a punt blocked for the first time in his career, leading to a Packers touchdown. In the second half, Green Bay recovered an onside kick,

Central Division W L Pct 5 0 1.000 2 2 .500 2 2 .500 1 2 .333 1 3 .250 Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 3 2 .600 Brooklyn 2 2 .500 Toronto 2 3 .400 New York 1 3 .250 Boston 1 4 .200 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 4 2 .667 Charlotte 3 2 .600 Orlando 3 2 .600 Atlanta 2 3 .400 Washington 1 3 .250

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LAKE FOREST – Early last season, an ankle injury forced Matt Forte to the sideline. That’s when Forte decided to do some research. “I tried to see what’s the best way that you can get back on the field faster, and people were talking about the ARP [machine],” Forte said Thursday at Halas Hall. “So ‘Peanut’ let me use his ARP, and it works.” No kidding. The latest example is none other than Jay Cutler and his miracle groin. Perhaps the word “miracle” is a bit strong. The ARP – which stands for accelerated recovery performance – is pure science, the type that might make Bill Nye stand and applaud. The purpose of the machine is to stimulate one’s nervous system, which helps to speed up the healing process, which helps to secure NFC playoff berths. OK, so I made up the last part. But Cutler is back and better than ever, or at least better than 18 days ago, when he absorbed a sack and tore a


later scoring a field goal. “[The blocked punt] was a critical mistake and this was kind of a game we had 11 out there but 10 guys played a lot of plays,” special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said Thursday. “When you look back at the film, it wasn’t just that punt, there was kickoff return yardage that was left out there where there is one guy sitting in the hole because somebody gets beat. We’ve got to get all 11 going at the same time and that was obviously critical during this past week.”

Against Detroit, this week’s opponent, Podlesh had his worst day, averaging 28.8 net yards per punt. Micheal Spurlock had a 57-yard punt return, setting up a Lions touchdown. Since then, though, Podlesh’s punting has improved, especially after the Bears hosted punter tryouts following the Lions loss. “I think Adam’s been consistent really since that time,” DeCamillis said. “He’s really picked his game up. He made some slight changes and it’s helped him. I’m glad that he’s

going in the right direction.” On Sunday, the Bears will have to go with a different long snapper for only the ninth time since the start of the 1998 season, as Patrick Mannelly is out with a calf injury. “It’s pretty big. Pat’s one of the top snappers in the league,” DeCamillis said. “We’re fortunate to have [Jeremy Cain] coming in off the street. So that’s going to be a good help for us, but obviously Pat’s been good at what he does for a long time so that’s going to be an issue.”

Southwest Division W L Pct Houston 4 1 .800 San Antonio 3 1 .750 Dallas 3 1 .750 Memphis 2 2 .500 New Orleans 1 3 .250 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 3 1 .750 Minnesota 3 2 .600 Portland 2 2 .500 Denver 1 3 .250 Utah 0 5 .000 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 4 1 .800 Phoenix 3 2 .600 L.A. Clippers 3 3 .500 L.A. Lakers 2 3 .400 Sacramento 1 3 .250

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Thursday’s Results Miami 102, L.A. Clippers 97 Denver 109, Atlanta 107 L.A. Lakers at Houston (n) Today’s Games Utah at Bulls, 7 p.m. Boston at Orlando, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 6 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 9 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts 14 12 2 0 24 16 10 2 4 24 14 10 2 2 22 17 9 4 4 22 15 8 5 2 18 16 8 6 2 18 17 6 9 2 14 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 17 13 3 1 27 San Jose 15 10 1 4 24 Phoenix 17 11 4 2 24 Vancouver 17 10 5 2 22 Los Angeles 15 9 6 0 18 Calgary 16 6 8 2 14 Edmonton 17 4 11 2 10

Colorado Blackhawks St. Louis Minnesota Nashville Dallas Winnipeg

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GA 42 32 53 44 40 57 66

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 15 11 4 0 22 51 37 Detroit 17 9 5 3 21 43 45 Toronto 15 10 5 0 20 48 36 Boston 15 9 5 1 19 42 29 Montreal 17 8 8 1 17 44 38 Ottawa 16 6 6 4 16 50 49 Florida 16 3 9 4 10 32 57 Buffalo 17 3 13 1 7 31 53 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 16 11 5 0 22 49 38 Washington 16 9 7 0 18 53 44 N.Y. Rangers 16 8 8 0 16 35 43 Carolina 16 6 7 3 15 30 45 N.Y. Islanders 16 6 7 3 15 47 51 New Jersey 15 4 7 4 12 29 42 Columbus 15 5 10 0 10 36 44 Philadelphia 15 4 10 1 9 22 42 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Thursday’s Results Washington 3, Minnesota 2 (SO) Boston 4, Florida 1 Ottawa 4, Montreal 1 New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 0 Carolina 1, N.Y. Islanders 0 N.Y. Rangers 4, Columbus 2 Dallas 4, Detroit 3 (OT) Tampa Bay 4, Edmonton 2 St. Louis 3, Calgary 2 Buffalo at Los Angeles (n) Vancouver at San Jose (n) Today’s Games New Jersey at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

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Ball State - NIU developing into rivalry By STEVE NITZ DeKALB – Most Northern Illinois fans consider Toledo to be the Huskies’ biggest rival. However, NIU-Ball State is starting to become a nice rivalry of its own. In reality, the Huskies don’t really have a natural geographic rival. They’re the only Mid-American Conference school in Illinois, and don’t play Northwestern or Illinois enough to build up any sort of hatred. When NIU started to have success in the early 2000s, Toledo became the matchup the Huskies looked forward to the most. Over the past few years, however, NIU’s annual game with Ball State has been critical in the MAC West. “I know the last two or three games we’ve played them, they always gave us a great competition,” Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch said at Thursday’s news conference. “.. I think this rivalry’s starting to build up.” Two seasons ago in DeKalb, NIU had a furious second-half comeback in a 41-38 win over the Cardinals, capped off by Mathew Sims’ game-winning

34-yard field goal. Last year, NIU actually trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter before rallying off 14 straight, capped off by a 71-yard touchdown run by Lynch to win, 35-23. “They’re a great team. I know two years ago we had a tough game at home that came down to a penalty call,” said NIU linebacker Michael Santacaterina, referencing the roughing the passer call which negated Ball State safety Sean Baker’s pick-six in the fourth quarter. “... They’re a great team, we’re excited about this game, we’re ready for the challenge.” In 2008, the teams started playing for the Bronze Stalk Trophy, which features several bronze cornstalks, referencing the fact both rural campuses are surrounded by cornfields. Lynch said the trophy has been at practice and around the Yordon Center this week. Ball State won the initial trophy game, but the Huskies have rolled off four consecutive victories. To keep the Bronze Stalk in DeKalb another season, NIU will have to beat the best squad Ball State has put out on the field since that 2008 team, which was coached by Brady Hoke, now

at Michigan. The Cardinals started the 2008 season 12-0 before losing to Buffalo in the MAC Championship Game. Hoke, a Ball State alum, actually donated $5,000 for Ball State students to bus to DeKalb and attend Wednesday’s game. Ball State can also clinch the MAC West with a victory over NIU. Cardinals quarterback Keith Wenning, who has thrown for 3,164 yards and 27 touchdowns, would be racking up a bunch of MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honors if not for Lynch, and would also be the favorite for the MAC MVP if the NIU quarterback weren’t putting up more record-setting numbers. When the teams meet next week, the rivalry will be at center stage on ESPN2. The league hit this right when they scheduled it in a midweek slot late in the season. Lynch admitted that when looking at NIU’s 2013 slate, this was a game the team had circled. “When the schedule came out, you try to take it one game at a time,” he said. “Everyone takes a peak a little further and saw that we had Ball State. We knew it was going to come down to this.”

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Ball State coach Pete Lembo yells out to an official after Northern Illinois linebacker Jordan Delegal pushed down Ball State tight end Zane Fakes during the Cardinals’ first drive November 2011 in DeKalb. In 2008, the teams started playing for the Bronze Stalk Trophy, which features several bronze cornstalks, referencing the fact both rural campuses are surrounded by cornfields.



Hazing, Hernandez among NFL issues Huskies to don special ‘Active Heroes’ jersey

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press Passing yardage and points are going up, up, up in the NFL, as are TV ratings and, of course, revenues. So all must be well with America’s most popular sport, right? Not so fast. About halfway between the start of exhibition games and the Super Bowl, there have been plenty of unwanted story lines. Bullying in the locker room, coaches collapsing, serious injuries to marquee players, the D.C. Council’s call on Washington’s pro football team to change its name — examples from the past week alone. There’s been much more in 2013: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s murder charge; Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s attempt to manipulate the NFL drug-testing system; the lack of tests for human growth hormone 2½ seasons after owners and players paved the way for it; the suicide of a 29-year-old former player for the Chargers; the MRSA infection diagnoses of three Buccaneers, one of whom needed surgery; the continuing problem of concussions and their effects. Makes one wonder what the next three months might have in store for a league that said Thursday its games account for the 18 mostwatched TV shows since the regular season began in September. “You have star quarterbacks down. You’ve got coaches with health issues. You’ve got the Richie Incognito situation in Miami,”


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Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68), center left, and and tackle Jonathan Martin (71), center right, sit on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. About halfway between the start of exhibition games and the Super Bowl, there have been plenty of unwanted story lines. said Joe Theismann, who led Washington to the 1983 Super Bowl title. “When you really think about it, so much of what’s gotten attention through the first half of this season has to do with what’s gone on off the field.” Some of what’s happened on the field has not been pleasant, either. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the 2011 MVP, was the latest big-name player to go out, sidelined for who knows how long by a broken collarbone after being sacked during his team’s first possession Monday night. The Packers’ opponent in that game,

the Chicago Bears, already were without their preferred starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, whose groin was injured when he was sacked a couple of weeks earlier. Teams such as the Browns, Bills and Eagles have trotted out three starting QBs apiece. Reggie Wayne, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, Julio Jones, Brian Cushing, Sam Bradford and Geno Atkins are among the key players done for the season. Ryan Clady, Aqib Talib, Russell Okung, DeMarcus Ware, Michael Vick missed time, too. Yes, injuries are an inevitable part of the game.

So are, increasingly, other goings-on, and in this day and age, the world finds out more and more about the less-pleasant stuff. “I think of it as ‘normal society’ and ‘the society of professional sports.’ And all issues that happen in the world of society happen in the family of roughly 2,000 people who play pro football,” Theismann said. “The fraternity of professional football has this ‘omerta’ where nobody says anything,” he added. “It’s a team game, but everybody closes their eyes about what’s happening with other people.”

DeKALB – Northern Illinois will have a different look when they take the field against Ball State on Wednesday. The Huskies won’t be wearing their traditional red or alternate black uniforms, but will don a special “Active Heroes” uniform. The black jersey features an outline of an American flag across the shoulders, and has the word “Heroes” in place of the last name on the back. Each game-worn uniform will be auctioned off, and the money will benefit Active Heroes, a charity that supports veterans, the military and their families. Fans can bid on the jerseys at During the game, which falls two days after Veterans Day, NIU will honor past and present members of the military, and other police officers, firefighters and first responders. “We teamed up with Active Heroes and really wanted to recognize the heroes that you have in your community as well as the mil-

itary,” NIU head coach Rod Carey said at Thursday’s news conference. “Both are so important.” Other notes from Thursday’s news conference. • Carey described cornerback Sean Evans (knee) as questionable for Ball State. The Huskies could certainly use him against the Cardinals’ passing attack. He’s missed the past three games. • Defensive tackle Ken Bishop has been a big part of NIU’s defense this season, and was named MAC West Player of the Week after notching nine tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception against UMass. Carey said NFL scouts have talked to the coaching staff about Bishop. • Tailback Cameron Stingily still isn’t 100 percent, according to Carey. Stingily will have 10 days between the UMass and Ball State games to get healthy, and Carey said he’s improving. “I’d say he’s a lot better than he was,” Carey said. “I think he moved around yesterday really well. I’m really pleased with the progress he’s made.”


Hjalmarsson becoming an offensive threat By MARK LAZERUS Chicago Sun-Times It’s not that Niklas Hjalmarsson was afraid to pinch in, or lacked confidence in his shot, or didn’t think he could be helpful on the offensive side of things. He just had other things on his mind. “A couple of years ago, I pretty much thought about defense only, and no offense at all,” the Blackhawks defenseman said. Thing is, that mentality doesn’t really jibe with Joel Quenneville’s system. The Hawks are front-loaded with several dynamic finishers at forward, but the offense is built around an active defense

getting those guys the puck – stretching defenses with long breakout passes through the neutral zone, joining the rush, maintaining puck possession in the offensive zone, and firing away from the point. And after four seasons of building a reputation as one of the most reliable defensive defensemen on the team, Hjalmarsson is finally starting to join the fun. Through 16 games, he has a goal and seven assists – on pace for about 36 assists, more than double his career high. Last year, he had just eight assists in 46 games. The 26-year-old said as he gets older, he gets more confi-

dent in his ability to recover defensively if he chooses to be aggressive offensively. Having a steady, stay-at-home partner in Johnny Oduya doesn’t hurt, either. “The coaches have always tried to push me on that side of my game,” Hjalmarsson said. “They always tell me to try to participate a little bit more offensively. I think I’m just getting more comfortable with the puck. I’ve been here for a couple years now, and you just get more comfortable as you rack up the years here. I’m just feeling confident in my game.” He’s hardly alone. Duncan Keith is tied with reigning Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban of Montreal with 12

assists through 16 games (it should be 13, as Keith created the play that led to Patrick Sharp’s third-period goal Wednesday night against Winnipeg). Keith had two assists in the Jets game, and has at least one helper in five straight games. He’s on pace for 61 assists, six more than he had in his Norris-winning season of 2009-10. Meanwhile, Brent Seabrook has a goal and seven assists, utilizing his booming shot, and Nick Leddy has two goals and six assists, utilizing his speed. “It helps, no question about it, when our D jump in the play and give the forwards the puck,” Sharp said.

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Sycamore’s Emily Young (from left to right), Shaeley McCoy, Kendra Larson, Jenee Carlson, and Shannon Maher gather after a point late in the second game during the Class 3A Princeton Sectional final Thursday.

Hunt recorded four kills • SPARTANS Continued from page B1 There was a big change with the Spartans’ program following Debbie Klock’s retirement after last season, but Sycamore’s winning tradition continued in 2013 under Nore, with the Spartans winning their first regional title since 2010. Sycamore loses only four seniors off this year’s squad,

and Nore sees a lot of success ahead for his team. “If this is any indication of the fight and heart the girls at Sycamore are going to give me, I see a really bright future. I see a lot of opportunities like this, big matches,” he said. “There’s going to come a day when the tides will turn. Don’t know when that will be, but it gives a lot of hope and a lot of enthusiasm to the school and to the community. It’s been a great first year.”


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Old-school QBs square off in SEC By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press

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Northern Illinois running back Jasmin Hopkins (center) celebrates his 3-yard touchdown run with his teammates duringa Nov. 15, 2011 game in DeKalb. Playing on national TV can give universities a boost in recruiting, alumni relations and applications from high school students.

Exposure gives NIU ‘recognition factor’ 2012 midweek game TV audience numbers

• MIDWEEK #MACTION Continued from page B1 “Our numbers are very comparable to anything else they put up there or other people they put in those time slots,” he said. “And again, I think a lot of it depends on the quality of the game that’s played. That’s the challenge of picking games in February that are going to be played in November.” The MAC’s division title races will be in the spotlight again this year. NIU’s game against Ball State on Wednesday could decide who wins the MAC West Division and will be pivotal in the Huskies’ effort to return to a BCS bowl game. Akron, Eastern Michigan and UMass are the only schools not to be featured in November midweek games this season. “It’s nice to have your conference races play out on national television in the month of November. And we own Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the month of November,” said Bob Gennarelli, the senior associate commissioner of the MAC who oversees TV and scheduling. “You’re the only college football on, so that night and the next day all the college football highlights on SportsCenter are MAC.”

Thurs., Nov. 1: Ohio 45, Eastern Michigan 14 (ESPNU) – 135,000 viewers Tues., Nov. 6: Ball State 34, Toledo 27 (ESPN2) – 570,000 viewers Wed., Nov. 7: Bowling Green 26, Ohio 14 (ESPN2) – 719,000 viewers Wed., Nov. 14: Northern Illinois 31, Toledo 24 (ESPN2) – 557,000 viewers Wed., Nov. 14: Ball State 52, Ohio 27 (ESPNU) – 281,000 viewers Tues., Nov. 20: Toledo 35, Akron 23 (ESPN2) – 542,000 viewers Source: Nielson BENEFITS BEYOND FOOTBALL The drawbacks of Tuesday and Wednesday night football are obvious. It’s harder for fans to get to the stadium when most don’t get off work until 5 p.m. Students have class and homework obligations and the weather is colder. But the trade-offs have seemed to be well worth the exposure. Each game on ESPN provides commercial slots for both participating institutions on the broadcast. According to Brad Adgate, research director at

Horizon Media, these spots usually cost $3,500. Beyond the pure monetary value of TV ads, Adgate says there are many other positive attributes that benefit the university beyond its football team. “It helps in recruiting, it helps with the alumni, it helps with the overall sports program,” Adgate said. “You’re going to apply to a school you’ve heard of, rather than one you haven’t heard of. There’s a recognition factor that helps in elevating the prestige of the school and putting it on the radar of a high school student. There’s a lot of different positives that can result from being on ESPN.” In a perfect world, there would be more opportunities on Saturdays, but this is the window the MAC has right now. “Any time you can put your team out there in the national exposure, it separates from other conferences,” firstyear NIU athletic director Sean Frazier said. “The fact that we have a relationship with ESPN, the fact that we have a relationship with college football gives us that platform. I think that’s a wonderful thing. “And it’s something you need for recruiting and exposure. It’s a great thing for the conference.”

TV time helps recruiting By ROSS JACOBSON Before almost every midweek game that Northern Illinois has played, Tom Matukewicz would make a phone call. The former NIU assistant coach and current Toledo defensive coordinator would tell a potential high school recruit to watch on TV that night. Matukewicz always thought of the games as a showcase for the Huskies. “One of my first conversatons with a kid, they’ll say, ‘Hey, I remember watching you guys vs. whoever on Tuesday,’ ” Matukewicz said. “It’s amazing how many recruits, recruits’ coaches and recruits’ relatives watch those midweek games.” Playing games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in November has given NIU national TV exposure that it wouldn’t normally have by playing on Saturday. The Huskies, much like other Mid-American Conference schools, use it to their advantage in recruiting the next class of football players. Former NIU assistant coach and current N.C. State defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen said he would tell recruits to watch the games to get a sense of how they would fit into NIU’s system at their position. When the result of the game went in the Huskies’ favor, social media only helped the cause. “The national TV expsoure for recruiting was huge. Watch our offense, watch our defense, watch our quarterbacks, watch our linebackers,” said Nielsen, who was NIU’s recruiting coordinator in 2011 and 2012. “That’s the buzz across Twitter, Facebook and national media. When you won that

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Zach Mettenberger and AJ McCarron typically only run as a last resort and much prefer throwing passes the old-fashioned way. From the pocket. After calling the play in a huddle. No. 1 Alabama’s McCarron and No. 10 LSU’s Mettenberger are the increasingly rare pure drop-back passers these days in the Southeastern Conference, which doesn’t make their matchup in Saturday night’s game any less compelling. Their styles might be college football throwbacks, but they sure can throw. Mettenberger and McCarron are two of the SEC’s three most efficient passers and had quite a duel in last year’s game won by ’Bama on a last-minute touchdown pass to T.J. Yeldon. Mettenberger has the rifle arm. McCarron has the two national titles as starter and a 33-2 career mark for Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) that gives him the highest winning percentage among SEC quarterbacks with 30-plus starts. “He’s a winner. You can’t deny that,” Mettenberger said. “That’s just point blank. He’s lost two games in two years, won two national championships, and is undefeated this year. So I think the guy just prepares very hard each week and goes out there and performs well, week in and week out.” Mettenberger has been putting up bigger numbers for the Tigers. He’s behind only Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel in passing yards and efficiency, throwing for 2,492 yards and 19 touchdowns against seven interceptions. However, five of those picks came in the past two games for LSU (7-2, 3-2), including a loss to Mississippi. Mettenberger passed for 298 yards against the Tide last season. “He played fantastic against us last year, I think, the whole game,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “He made some great throws. He stood in the pocket and got whacked a couple of times and still made very, very good throws when we pressured, and he completed the ball.” McCarron had zero passing yards in the second half before picking apart the LSU defense on the final drive and making the Tigers pay for a

corner blitz with a screen that Yeldon took 28 yards for the game-winning touchdown. A few minutes later, an emotional McCarron headed to his family in the stands, “Sports means a lot to me,” he said. “I play with my heart on my sleeve and I go hard every play.” McCarron has 16 touchdown passes against three interceptions while throwing for 1,862 yards despite watching many fourth quarters from the sidelines in blowout wins. He was MVP of the national championship game rematch against LSU in January 2012 after a regular-season loss that might have been his turnaround moment. That’s when Saban released the fiery McCarron to just be himself on the field instead of telling him to calm down. Often labeled a game manager, he got a possibly backhanded compliment from LSU coach Les Miles. “I think A.J. McCarron is a great, within the scheme playmaker,” Miles said. “I think he sees it. He makes all the throws. I think he’s a tremendous leader.” Still, it’s mobile quarterbacks like Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Florida State’s Jamies Winston who are getting most of the Heisman Trophy buzz, not the guys deftly running prostyle offenses. Or the guy who could leave Alabama as a three-time national champion. “I could care less,” McCarron said. “Props to them for doing whatever they’re doing and having a great year. I’m here to play for our team. I don’t really care what everybody else thinks.” McCarron and Mettenberger are the only regular starting quarterbacks in the SEC with negative rushing yards this season. They’re content to beat teams with their arms and decisions. And while last year’s game makes the head-to-head matchup intriguing, both quarterbacks are also surrounded by playmaking runners and receivers. “It’s going to be all 11 guys on offense and I think both of us understand that, being fifth-years, that we don’t have to shoulder a lot of weight,” Mettenberger said. “We both have a lot of talented guys around us and we just need to get those guys the ball.”

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Northern Illinois running back Akeem Daniels (3) carries the ball for a 9-yard gain during the third quarter of NIU’s 31-24 win over Toledo in 2012. game, you really pumped it out. It was definitely a good thing.” More than half of the players on NIU’s current roster are from outside of Illinois. In recent years the Huskies have emphaiszed national recruiting, especially in southern states such as Florida and Alabama. When talking to recruits whose families are not within driving distance of campus, Matukewicz said the opportunities to see the team play on TV can be a definite sell. “Any time you’re going at a distance to school and realize that sometimes the family isn’t going to come to every game,” Matukewicz said, “being on national television is really going to be a

“Any time you’re on national television, to a recruit it means a lot. You’re put on a national stage and you want to bring that up. Those games come on, you use that as a recruiting tool.” Ryan Nielsen N.C. State recruiting coordinator and former NIU assistant coach difference-maker when he’s making that decision.” Matukewicz and Nielsen both said one key point they’d bring up in recruiting home visits was the number of times NIU appeared on national TV. “Any time you’re on national television, to a recruit it means a lot,” Nielsen said. “You’re put on a national stage and you want to bring that up. Those games come on, you use that as a recruit-

ing tool.” David Senior, a wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who verbally committed to NIU in July, said the NIU coaches keep in contact and let him know when the Huskies will be on TV. Senior said he’d be tuning in for the Huskies’ game against Ball State on Wednesday. “I’ll definitely watch that,” Senior said. “I’ve gotta watch that one.”



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TOP: Abbot Stan Gumula discusses recent additions at Mepkin Abbey during an interview at the abbey in Moncks Corner, S.C., on Oct. 30. The abbey hosts about 1,500 people a year who want to experience the contemplative life. ABOVE: Pictured are the interior and exterior of the new Father Francis Kline Memorial Chapel at the retreat center. – AP photos

FINDING PEACE New retreat center for visitors at S.C. abbey By BRUCE SMITH The Associated Press


he daily cycle of work, worship and contemplation at Mepkin Abbey still follows the simple pattern that Trappist monks have observed for a thousand years. But in recent months there have been some changes at the South Carolina monastery near Charleston. A new retreat center and chapel were dedicated in late August. Also in the summer, the first phase of Mepkin’s columbarium, where ashes are interred, was completed. The community of 15 monks, following the monastic tradition, has always welcomed visitors. But before the completion of the St. Francis Retreat Center, those visitors stayed in worn cottages and a mobile home. The new retreat center – with its minimalist rooms, constructed only of wood, glass, concrete and steel – has 16 rooms for visitors. It hosts about 1,500 a year, many seeking to experience something of the contemplative life or simply find peace and quiet to reflect. “It’s a place to listen to your heart, to listen to God,” Abbot Stan Gumula said. The abbey, founded in 1949, sits on a tree-lined bluff overlooking the Cooper River about 35 miles from Charleston. It’s just outside Moncks Corner – although the town name has nothing to do with the abbey. The town was founded by a man named Thomas Monck in 1728. The retreat center rooms include a bed, a couple of

If you go MEPKIN ABBEY: In Moncks Corner, S.C., About 30 miles from Charleston. Click “Visit” for details on hours and dates for visiting the grounds, gardens and church; arranging a retreat; or seeing crèches on display at the annual Creche Festival. chairs, a reading light, a desk with a Bible, bare walls and a bathroom. There are no TVs or radios and no cellphone reception inside thanks to the steel roof. “It’s unlike other retreat facility because it’s very stark. It’s beautiful. It’s cut to the essentials,” the abbot said. There’s no cost, although most of those who come for visits leave a donation. There is a requirement that during a stay, visitors remain at the abbey. That helps prevent from staying and then driving off to visit Charleston or the beach. “It’s not a tourist destination,” Gumula said. The simple architecture is echoed in the Father Francis Kline Memorial Chapel that stands at one end of the retreat center. No services are held in the chapel named for a former abbot; it is simply for prayer. Those on retreat are welcome to join the monks in their daily worship at the main abbey church nearby, but there are no requirements to do so. Indeed, there’s no requirement that visitors be Catholic, or of any religion. Gumula estimates that only about 40 percent of those who stay for retreats at the abbey are Catholic.

Recently, Martin Mullis of Campobello, S.C., was reading in a common room in the retreat center. An ordained Pentecostal minister, he has visited the abbey once a year for a decade. He’s used to the high-energy, praising environment of Pentecostal worship, “but there’s not one kind of prayer or worship that’s out there,” he said. “And the contemplative brings a refreshing renewal of spirit you can’t get from high-energy.” “God will talk to you through a lot of noise,” he said. But sometimes by getting away to the quiet and praying and reading the Bible, “answers start happening,” he added. The columbarium is in a low wall along a gracefully winding path in one corner of the abbey grounds. Already 165 niches have been sold to people who want their ashes interred at the abbey. Again, there is no requirement they be Catholic. The columbarium was suggested as another way to augment the income of the monks after they gave up their egg operation. Nearly seven years ago, the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained that the monks were operating a factory farm. The abbey later got out of the egg business and began growing mushrooms. Gumula said that while most of those who have bought niches are local, they have been sold to people from as far away as Oregon, Ohio and Indiana. He said people may find it comforting to have their loved ones interred at the abbey. “It’s a place where there is a praying community,” he said. “That draws people.”


Page C2 • Friday, November 8, 2013 DEKALB Baptist Campus Ministry 449 Normal Road 815-756-2131 Pastors: Dwight and Rene Gorbold Bethlehem Lutheran (ELCA) 1915 N. First St. 815-758-3203 Pastor: Dan Wynard Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 Sunday school; 11 a.m. adult Sunday forum Highlight of the week: The Thomas Merton Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Cathedral of Praise 1126 S. First St. 815-758-6557 Pastor: Eric Wyzard Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Christ Community Church (DeKalb Campus) 1600 E. Lincoln Highway 815-787-6161 Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ, Scientist 220 N. Third St. 815-787-3792 Pastors: King James Bible, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy The message: “Mortals and Immortals” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. church and Sunday school services; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday testimony meetings Highlight of the week: The Christian Science Reading Room is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is welcome to come in and browse. Community of Christ 1200 S. Malta Road 815-756-1963 Pastor: Roger Hintzsche Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Congregation Beth Shalom 820 Russell Road 815-756-1010 Rabbi: Maralee Gordon DeKalb Christian 1107 S. First St. 815-758-1833 Pastor: Tom J. Hughes Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school DeKalb Wesleyan 1115 S. Malta Road 815-758-0673 Pastor: Dean Pierce Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evangelical Free 150 Bethany Road 815-756-8729 Pastor: Martin Jones, lead pastor; Paul Rogers, worship pastor; Gary Lisle, youth pastor; Terry Gin, children’s ministry director Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school First Baptist 349 S. Third St. 815-758-3973 Pastor: Bob Edwards Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school First Church of the Nazarene 1051 S. Fourth St. 815-758-1588 Pastor: Todd Holden Worship schedule: 10:40 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday First Lutheran (ELCA) 324 N. Third St. 815-758-0643 Pastor: Janet Hunt Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. Sunday coffee fellowship; CrossWalk activities 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 Wednes-

day; confirmation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. youth group Highlight of the week: Congregation Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Prelude – Women’s Bible Study will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, and the men will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday for their monthly breakfast and Love INC service project. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “Arguing with Jesus,” based in scripture Luke 20:20-38 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 11:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary SHINE service; 10:20 a.m. children and youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 8:45 a.m. Thursday Communion service Highlight of the week: United Methodist Women‘s 58th annual Holiday Bazaar featuring handmade crafts, baked goods, attic treasures and a delicious lunch will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Foursquare Church 210 Grove St. 815-756-9521 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 7:30 a.m. weekday Bible study; TBA Sunday Bible study Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2325 N. First St. 815-758-4919 Pastor: W. Michael Massey Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: All ages family night is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Grace Free Lutheran 1121 S. First St. 815-758-2531 Pastor: Michael Hodge Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Harvest Bible Chapel 2215 Bethany Road 815-756-9020 Pastor: Jason Draper Worship schedule: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday Hillcrest Covenant 1515 N. First St. 815-756-5508 hillcrestcovenantchurchdekalb@ Pastor: Steve Larson, Associate Pastor Jennifer Zerby Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: All children grades K-5 are invited to Kids A.L.I.V.E. at 6 p.m. Wednesdays for games, music, Bible lessons and small group time. Immanuel Lutheran 511 Russell Road 815-756-6669, 815-756-6675 Pastors: Marty Marks, Ray Krueger Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship Highlight of the week: Men’s Ministry Group at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Project Day at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, a paint, scrub and trim day with a light lunch. Electronics recycling also will be Sunday. Almost anything with a plug except for tube TVs or old-style monitors except with accompanying computer will be taken. Kishwaukee Bible Church 355 N. Cross St. (Cornerstone Christian Academy) 815-754-4566 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday New Hope Missionary Baptist 1201 Twombly Road 815-756-7906 Pastors: Leroy A. Mitchell, G. Joseph Mitchell Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Wednesday, Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Ministry is at 6 p.m. Newman Catholic Student Center 512 Normal Road 815-787-7770 Pastor: Matthew McMorrow Worship schedule: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 12:05 p.m. daily St. George Greek Orthodox 320 S. Second St. 815-758-5731 Pastor: John A. Artemas Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Orthos; 10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: James Parker The message: “In response to ridicule, Jesus again proclaims a resurrection from the dead.” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday Veterans Day; 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; Highlight of the week: Winter Clothing Drive from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ministry Center Cafeteria. Donations will be accepted from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday only. Volunteers are needed to assist with various jobs. Call Joan Metzger at 815-756-8509. St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Leonardo Oliveira Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Pastor: Todd Peterson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “Sacred Sorrows – Living in the Catastrophe” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Leadership Council Ministry Fair after service Sunday. UUFD Bi-annual Congregational Meeting Nov. 17. United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. Seventh St. 815-901-0699 Pastor: Greg W. Davis and Maurice McDavid, assistant pastor Worship schedule: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sundays; 6 p.m. Saturday (Spanish) Victory Baptist 1930 Sycamore Road 815-756-6212 Pastor: Ngum Eric Mangek Worship schedule: 10:45 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Vida Nueva/New Life 316 N. Sixth St. 815-787-7711 Pastor: Rodrigo Azofeifa Worship schedule: 12:30 p.m. Domingo (Sunday) Vineyard Christian Fellowship Haish Gymnasium, 303 S. Ninth St. 815-748-8463 Pastor: Joe Holda Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Westminster Presbyterian 830 N. Annie Glidden Road 815-756-2905 Pastor: Blake Richter The message: “Wisdom and Foolishness” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Sunday school Highlight of the week: Worship with baptism at 10 a.m.

SYCAMORE Bethel Assembly of God 131 W. Elm St. 815-895-4740 Pastor: William Mills Worship schedule: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Christian Senior Ministries P.O. Box 479 815-895-6784 Worship schedule: This nondenominational outreach program serves seniors through Bible studies, personal visits and worship services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Pine Acres Alzheimer Unit, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial House, DeKalb; 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore;

5 p.m. Tuesdays at Lincoln Manor, Rochelle; 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Pine Acres, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Woods, DeKalb; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Grand Victorian, Sycamore; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bethany Health Care, DeKalb; 2 p.m. Thursdays at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb; 3 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb. Church of Christ 109 Swanson Road 815-895-9148 Evangelist: Phillip Vermillion Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Church of Christ (Edgebrook Lane) 2315 Edgebook Lane 815-895-3320 Preacher: Al Diestelkamp Worship schedule: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Federated Church 612 W. State St. 815-895-2706 Pastor: Dennis Johnson Worship Schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: November Love Offering is Hospice. Fellowship Baptist 2425 Bethany Road 815-517-1569 Pastor: Kevin D. Spears Worship schedule: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study FBC of Sycamore 530 W. State St. 815-895-3116 Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. with signer for hearing impaired and 5 p.m. contemporary services Grace Life Church 425 W. State St. 815-757-3570 Pastor: Stephen J. Moll Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Harvest Time Fellowship 203 S. Sacramento St. 815-899-2529 Pastor: Michael Schumaker Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Thursday prayer Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 675 Fox Ave. 815-895-2277 Bishop: John Bentley Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Sacrament meeting; 10:20 a.m. Sunday school; 11:10 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society Mayfield Congregational 28405 Church Road 815-895-5548 Pastor: Martha Brunell The message: “Listen to the Remnant’s Promise” with reading from Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school for children and adults Highlight of the Week: Hospitality provided by Phyllis Roush North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday; 9:20 a.m. adult Bible classes. St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave.

Daily Chronicle / 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “Come to worship to receive the Good News that all believers are alive in God.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Help keep the Salem Food Pantry stocked. A Bible study meets at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall and one at 7 p.m. Thursday in Chapel Lounge. Grief Support Group meets at 3 p.m. Sunday in Chapel Lounge. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Pastor: Dan Stovall Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: GaHyung Kim, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

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

Malta United Methodist 210 E. Sprague St. 815-825-2118 Pastor: Noah Panlilio Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday at Malta UMC; 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Malta UMC Peace United Church of Christ (Genoa) 301 E. First St. 815-757-5917 Pastor: Lauri Allen The message: “Give me a P!” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Confirmation Mass at 2 p.m. Nov. 17. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Hyerncherl Paul Lee Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Nov. 17 worship will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by the church’s annual Turkey Dinner. United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer The message: “It’s a Trick Question.” Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Thank Offering Dinner on Sunday.

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Dinner a 120-year tradition The Shabbona United Church of Christ’s 120th annual dinner and country bazaar will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. In 1893, the church’s predecessor, the Shabbona Congregational Church, held a 25-cent chicken dinner and 15-cent chicken supper the Thursday before Thanksgiving. A few years later, the menu changed to turkey, and the event has continued every year since. Many

current church members remember their grandparents and great-grandparents taking part in the annual tradition. The bazaar will begin at 3 p.m. in the fireside room off the sanctuary. It will feature homemade baked goods and crafts. The dinner will be served in the church dining room from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children 4 and younger. Generously sized

carryouts are available from 4 to 6 p.m. for $10. Each year, the traditional dinner features roast turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, candied carrots, coleslaw, rolls, a beverage and a homemade dessert. Old-time music will be performed in the sanctuary, with a sing-along of favorite songs. The church is located at 104 E. Navaho St. in Shabbona.

8BRIEFS Holiday Bake Sale at Trinity Lutheran The ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St. in DeKalb, will host their annual Holiday Bake Sale from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Nov 16. This year’s sale will include Norwegian holiday goodies. For more incormation, call Margaret Johnson at 815-7514441.

Speaker to talk about motherhood “No More Perfect Moms,” with speaker Jill Savage, will be the topic at Moms Connected at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at The Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb, 150 Bethany Road, DeKalb. With refreshing honesty, Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms. Cost is $3 for mom only, $5 for mom and one child, $6 for mom and two or more children. Cost includes childcare, refreshments, program and speaker. Childcare drop-off begins at 9:15 a.m. Call the church office at 815756-8729 with any questions. Moms Connected meets at The E-Free Church the second Thursday of every month from September to May. Like Moms Connected Facebook page to learn more.

St. John’s schedules roast beef dinner The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John Ladies Aid will host a sit-down roast beef dinner prepared by Inboden’s Meat Market from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls and butter and a baked apple for dessert. Tickets can be purchased in the church office or from any Ladies Aid Member. Tickets cost $10 per person and must be purchased by Tuesday. The church is located at 26555 Brickville Road in Sycamore. For more information, call 815-895-4477.

Fruitcakes are ready for pickup First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb is selling holiday fruitcakes.

For 59 years the proceeds from these cake sales have gone to support local nonprofits. Small cakes cost $8 and large cakes cost $14. Call the church at 815-7580691 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DeKalb Wesleyan offers free senior expo DeKalb Wesleyan Church, Heritage Woods of DeKalb and Thrivent Financial will hold a free Senior Health, Wellness and Financial Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at DeKalb Wesleyan Church, 1115 S. Malta Road, DeKalb. The event will include local vendors, health screenings and seminars. The following vendors are scheduled to attend: Colonial House, Comfort Keepers, DeKalb County Housing Authority, DeKalb County Nursing Home, DeKalb Family Services, Heritage Woods of DeKalb, Home Instead Senior Care, Pine Acres, Strohschein Law Group and Vital Wellness Home Health. Seminars will be given by Pastor Dean Pierce of DeKalb

Wesleyan Church, Attorney Jill Tritt of Foster & Buick Law Group, Dr. Jeffrey Frank of Spex Expressions, Sycamore Integrated Health, Thrivent Financial, Pam Camey on Medicare, Todd Tompkins on Social Security and Shawn Blobaum on long-term care. For more information, call 815-751-9387 or email

Congregation hosts Hanukkah shop The eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is extremely early this year, with the first day falling on Nov. 28 – which happens to be Thanksgiving. This convergence – which is being widely referred to as “Thanksgivukkah” – last occurred in 1888, and according to experts, it won’t happen again for close to 78,000 years. In anticipation, Congregation Beth Shalom’s Hanukkah Shop will be open early this year. The shop will be open for one day only, on Nov. 17. Shop hours will be during the congregation’s Religious School, from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by for all your Hanukkah needs, including candles, menorahs, dreidels,

gelt, wrapping paper, and gift items, including small toys. A supply of general Judaic items also will available, as well as CDs of Koleynu, the congregation’s choir. The congregation is located at 820 Russell Road in DeKalb. Congregation members and their guests also will celebrate together with a Hanukkah party at 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Traditional latkes will be served. For more information, visit or email

Merton reading group to meet Tuesday An ecumenical group continues to read and discuss the works of Trappist monk and activist Thomas Merton. All interested in discussing Merton and his writings are invited to join the group meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. The next session will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The current book is Merton’s “Love and Living.” For more information, email the Rev. Dr. Joyce Beaulieu at

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Pictured are just a few of the handcrafted items for sale at First United Methodist Church of DeKalb’s 58th annual Holiday Bazaar.

FUMC hosts Holiday Bazaar The First United Methodist Church of DeKalb, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb, invites the community to its 58th annual Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. In keeping with tradition, the bazaar will feature a large Attic Treasures room providing an assortment of gently used housewares, purses, decorative items and unique treasures. Another room will house the Craft Sale with handmade items for both the autumn and Christmas seasons. This year, a great deal of extra crafting materials also will be sold. A group of talented crafters gathers each week throughout the year to prepare these items, including home decorations, gift items and more. The large bake sale will be held in yet a third room.

Take a break from shopping in the Coffee Shop, which will be open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The traditional luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase their luncheon tickets in advance at the church office, though there will be tickets available for purchase at the door. Tickets cost $8; $4 for children younger than 10. All proceeds help support the local and world missions of the United Methodist Women. All crafts, baked goods and luncheon dishes are prepared by members of the church community. The church is handicapped-accessible from the Fourth Street entrance. For more information, call the church at 815-756-6301 or visit or the Facebook page.

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The constant threat to food allergy sufferers Dear Abby: I am a 25-yearold woman with a food allergy. Last year I was a guest at a Thanksgiving dinner where the host insisted I could eat the food “since there was just a little in there.” I understand that making separate food is difficult, but all I ask is that people let me know if a dish contains an ingredient that will make me sick. At best, an allergic reaction is uncomfortable. At worst, it can be life-threatening. Would you please print a message about allergy awareness before the holidays? If you do, perhaps someone will be spared what I went through. – Not Picky, Really Allergic in Illinois Dear Really Allergic: I’m glad to raise awareness be-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips cause every year there is at least one story in the media about some poor individual winding up in an emergency room or dying because of an allergic reaction. Exposure to even a TRACE of a substance that an individual is allergic to is dangerous because “just a little” CAN hurt you. The symptoms of a potentially fatal allergic reaction – which have appeared in this column before – are a tingling sensation, itching or metallic taste in the mouth followed by hives, a sensation of warmth, asthma

symptoms, swelling of the mouth and throat area, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, a drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. The symptoms can occur in as few as five to 15 minutes after exposure, but life-threatening reactions may progress over several hours. Someone experiencing these symptoms should be treated at the nearest emergency room or hospital. This information was provided by Food Allergy Research and Education, an organization whose mission is to raise public awareness about food allergies, provide education and advance research. Its website is loaded with valuable information on this important subject. Check

it out at Dear Abby: Last week I attended two events for my grandchildren. One was a school concert, the other a dance recital. Both times, during the performance I saw electronic devices turned on throughout the audience. It seemed that parents were encouraging children to play video games, watch movies or surf the Internet instead of pay attention to the show. It drove me crazy. What are these parents teaching their children? Not only are they missing out on the experience, but they are also being taught terrible manners. I held my tongue, but it was a struggle because I wanted to slap the parents in the back of the head. (I’m old school.) Am I wrong? – Hold-

ing My Tongue

Dear Holding: No, you’re 100 percent right. Before many performances, the director or principal will request that electronic devices be turned off. That’s what should have been done at the concert and recital you attended. Parents who allow or encourage their children to behave this way aren’t doing their job, which is to teach them to be respectful of the performers and the effort that was put into the show. • Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Unchecked tooth decay will lead to cavities Dear Dr. K: What is tooth decay? Is it the same as a cavity? Dear Reader: Tooth decay is not the same as a cavity – but tooth decay can lead to the formation of a cavity. Tooth decay (also known as dental caries) originates with plaque, the sticky, bacteria-laden film that collects on your teeth between brushings. In recent years, we’ve learned that many types of bacteria produce filmy substances that act like a protective foam. Millions of bacteria live together inside the foam bubble they collectively have made. It’s their house, and helps them keep out threatening things. Protected from destruction by the film, the bacteria in

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff plaque produce acid that gradually destroys the surface of the teeth. When decay creates a hole in the enamel – the hard outside layer of your tooth – this is a cavity. Here’s a quick look at how tooth decay progresses to cavity formation. (I’ve put an illustration of this process on my website.) (1) Cavity-causing bacteria accumulate on the teeth. (2) These bacteria produce acid that dissolves the enamel surface of the teeth in a process called demineralization. Ordinarily, the body has time

to remineralize, or replenish the enamel. But when enough bacteria accumulate, acid dissolves enamel faster than the body can rebuild it. Tiny pits mar the surface of the tooth. (3) First-stage decay, the earliest stage of decay, appears as a white or brown area on a tooth. This “white spot” is visible only to your dentist. (4) Unchecked, the acid eventually penetrates the enamel and a cavity forms. If decay is caught early enough – while it’s still an area of demineralization, or a “white spot” – the tooth may be able to repair itself. Your dentist may be able to stop the decay to give your body a chance to remineralize and repair the tooth: • Fluoride applied to the

teeth in the form of a gel or varnish can boost remineralization. • Applying a gel or varnish containing a powerful antiseptic can reduce the level of cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth, slowing demineralization. • Your dentist may apply a liquid plastic sealant to create a physical barrier against bacteria. Sealants can help even after there is evidence of decay. Once a cavity has formed, the emphasis shifts from prevention to restoration. The tooth cannot at this point repair itself; your dentist must correct the damage. Repair usually means cleaning out the area and filling the cavity. We live in a world full of

microbes. Sometimes they ignore us, and sometimes they prey on us. We have 13 trillion cells in our body, and we have 10 times 13 trillion bacteria living inside and on us all the time. Some of them actually help us – such as gut bacteria that make vitamins that we need. Sometimes they lie waiting for our defenses to falter and then attack. It’s like that with tooth decay and cavities: It’s best for us to keep a step or two ahead of them, through brushing and flossing and regular checkups.

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

Marriage is difficult to succeed with jealousy Dr. Wallace: I care a lot for a guy. He has many desirable qualities, but he also has one very undesirable trait. He is an insecure individual and is very jealous. If I even look at another guy, he gets upset. He goes berserk if I should talk to another guy. Whenever we meet, he wants to know everything I’ve done when he wasn’t with me. We have a lot of time invested in each other and have discussed the possibility of getting married some day. Is jealousy that big of a deal, or is it something that, if not made a big deal, will vanish in time? – Nameless,

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace Sidney, Ohio. Nameless: Jealousy is, indeed, a big deal. It would be very difficult for a marriage to succeed when one of the partners is uncontrollably jealous – to the point where he needs professional counseling to overcome it. His jealousy could be put in that category. Don’t even think about marrying him unless you are 100 percent positive that the professional

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Make wise choices in the year ahead. Use your talents and skills to the fullest. You have much to gain if you are persistent. The things you learn through others will give you enough courage and confidence to follow your dreams. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – You’ll have an idea for a cultural or philosophical change while traveling or dealing with people from different backgrounds. Share your thoughts with others, and the insight you get will alter your future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – It’s a good time to make personal changes, but don’t try to get others to follow suit. Leave well enough alone when dealing with friends or family. Interfering in other people’s lives will backfire. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Put on a happy face, and you’ll charm even your most difficult opponent. Your knowledge and innovative approach to matters will capture attention in powerful quarters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Keep your goals in view. The less you discuss your plans, the easier it will be to avoid interference. Your perspective on things is sound, and you should trust it. A change in the way you feel about someone is likely. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – You’ll be tempted to use unusual tactics to get what you want, but you need to be sure of things before you do so. Your intuition will help you figure out what to do and who to trust. A financial dispute will be settled in your favor. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Listen carefully to what others are saying and observe the way people react to you. Don’t make abrupt changes that could cause an emotional situation to spin out of control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Contribute to a group or organization that can help further your position. Networking and sharing information will lead to a collaborative relationship with someone special. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – You should pursue your personal needs without forcing your will on others. Keeping the peace will allow you the freedom to reach your goals. Take care of a debt that may hamper your success. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Relationships will play a major role in the near future. Nurture the connections that you feel have the most to offer. It’s time to weed out those who hold you back. Romance is highlighted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Keep a watchful eye on the people most likely to take advantage of you. Problems at home will require you to make a much-needed change. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Show everyone how much fun you can have. Participate in activities that will help you form closer bonds. Social plans that focus on exploring new interests should be put in motion. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Do what’s expected of you and keep moving. Making a fuss or letting your emotions affect your productivity will be your downfall. Adjust to whatever situation you face with good-natured grace.

counseling he has received has allowed him to get his emotions under control. If he doesn’t think that he has an emotional problem – or even if he admits to a problem, but dismisses it as minor and not requiring the aid of a counselor – dump him immediately. Believe me, the sort of jealousy this guy has exhibited won’t go away on its own. Indeed, it will only get worse. And if you’re married, you’re stuck with it. Your leverage to insist that he change will be lost. Dr. Wallace: I’ve been eating properly and work-


ing out every day and I’m in great physical shape. I’m 5-feet-6 and weigh 117 pounds. I plan on maintaining this weight for my entire senior year. I want to weigh 117 when I enter college in September 2014. I count calories and consume 2,100 calories daily. Every night, before going to bed, I eat an apple, which is included in my calorie count. My brother keeps telling me it’s a big mistake to eat just before going to bed because I’ll gain the weight of the item I eat. He says that the body can’t work off the calories while sleeping. Is

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

this true? – Nameless, Little Rock, Ark. Nameless: Congratulations for being in perfect physical condition! It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to reach that goal. Your brother is pulling your leg! It is better to eat earlier because the body can work it off, but in the case of an 80-calorie apple – eat it whenever you choose.

• Although Dr. Robert Wallace is unable to reply to all letters individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg. net.


First redouble, then a new suit Yesterday, we saw that if the opener bids one of a suit, the next player makes a takeout double, and the responder bids a lower-ranking suit at the two-level, this shows a weak hand. So, what does it mean if the responder redoubles first, then bids a new suit on the second round? Right – logically, it must be forcing. The responder has promised at least 10 high-card points and the hunt is on for the right contract for the opening side. In today’s deal, after responder’s three-club rebid, South might continue with a three-diamond bid. Then North would presumably cue-bid three hearts to ask his partner to bid three no-trump with a heart stopper. Here, of course, South would be happy to oblige. And, as in the given sequence, South just plunges straight into our favorite contract when we have game values but no major-suit fit. (Note that five clubs fails, but five diamonds makes.) West leads the heart king. What should South do? Unless the heart suit is blocked, if declarer loses a trick before he has taken nine, he rates to concede at least that lost trick and four hearts. So, South should concentrate on getting seven diamond winners. After taking the first (or second) heart trick, South cashes the diamond ace. Then, when West discards, declarer must be careful to unblock dummy’s 10. Next, South leads a spade to the board, plays the diamond five to his nine, runs that suit, and cruises home with an overtrick. Always watch the spotcards closely to see if a suit blockage is threatened.


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Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

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Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

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Rose is Rose

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Infiniti SUV has new name: QX56 becomes QX80 up near their chins, and with 28.8 inches of legroom, that the QX80 shows its limitations. In contrast, the third row in the Escalade offers 34.9 inches of legroom. Infiniti does have power-recline seatbacks for this row, but this doesn’t improve legroom or the shortness of

By ANN M. JOB For The Associated Press With the new name of QX80 for 2014, Infiniti’s largest sport utility vehicle packs some of the softest-feeling leather, shiniest burl wood and a host of other luxury items into a big, nicely crafted interior. But this seven- or eight-passenger SUV, renamed from last year’s QX56 so it fits with Infiniti’s new, 2014 nomenclature, retains its predecessor’s styling, truckbased platform and even the 5.6-liter V-8 that helped create the name QX56 in the first place. Confusing? Yes. Is it disappointing that there’s no 8-liter engine under the QX80 hood? Not necessarily. The carryover, naturally aspirated V-8 is gasoline direct injection and generates a healthy 400 horsepower and 413 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. It propelled the 2-tonplus QX80 test SUV quickly around other vehicles in traffic and onto highway merges. It also helps give the QX80 a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds, which rivals some full-size pickup trucks. Better yet, the QX80 feels stout and sturdy and can be fitted with an array of the latest safety features – most of them optional, such as backup collision intervention that takes rearview cameras to the next technological step. Too bad, though, that neither the QX80 nor its predecessor QX56 has federal government crash-test results to compare with other full-size SUVs. Still, the QX80 is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports, where reliability is listed as above average. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $62,345 for a base, 2014 QX80 with rear-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Starting retail price, including destination charge, for a base, 2014 QX80 with allwheel drive is $65,445. Competitors include other large, luxury SUVs that have seats for seven or eight, such as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4Matic, which starts at $65,475 with 362-horsepower, bi-turbo V-8, automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Note that while the QX80 has one powerplant, the Mercedes

QX80 back seat doesn’t have a head restraint. And unlike today’s crossover SUVs, second-row seats do not have fore-and-aft seat tracks that could help improve third-row legroom. Note: Buyers can get a second-row bench seat instead of captain’s chairs to accommodate an eighth person.

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This undated image shows the 2014 Infiniti QX80. GL offers several, including a fuel-sipping diesel six-cylinder and a high-performance, 550-horsepower V-8. Another competitor, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade, has a starting MSRP, including destination charge, of $68,965 with 403-horsepower V-8, automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Cadillac also sells an Escalade Hybrid. Styling on the 17.4-footlong QX80 is polarizing. With a snoutish front end and rather flat roofline, the SUV was named one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Ugliest Cars For Sale Today. Infiniti engineers continue to refine the ride. For 2014, an optional Hydraulic Body Motion Control system for the suspension seeks to counteract the weight and mass swings that a big, heavy vehicle like the QX80 would have in cornering and sweeping curves. The system provided impressive improvements vis-à-vis the normal motions of a big SUV. It did not eliminate head toss and a tippy sensation now and then. While road bumps overall were nicely managed, there was bounciness in the ride on some road surfaces and a weighty feel at the corners where the optional 22-inch wheels resided. Views out front were excellent, and a rearview camera is standard. The optional backup collision intervention automatically stops the vehicle if an obstacle back there is detected. Other newer safety features are available, such as blind spot warning that has intervention, which helps guide the QX80 back into its lane if it’s drifting into a vehicle at its side.

The QX80’s big size and the lack of any exterior trim on the doors make it seem prone to dings and dents from neighboring car doors in parking lots. But all riders in the test QX80 were impressed by the interior craftsmanship of this tall-riding SUV. The optional semi-aniline leather on the seats was soft to the touch, and softly gathered leather on the interior doors added unexpected luxury. The light tan seat color was mimicked on the front of the dashboard and so was the seat stitching. But smartly, the top of the dashboard, where glare from sunlight can be a problem, was finished in a warm and dark brown, creating an easy-onthe-eyes atmosphere. The QX80 interior is peacefully quiet, enough to make the optional Bose Cabin Surround a wonderful feature. Shifts were mostly smooth from the seven-speed automatic transmission, though engine vibrations in first gear often came through the gas pedal to the driver’s foot. Premium gasoline is recommended but not required in the QX80, and the tester averaged just 12.4 miles per gallon in mostly city driving. The federal government’s ratings are 14/20 mpg for city/ highway travel. Everyone climbs up to get into the QX80, and side running boards are standard. They could be a bit wider, however. Front-row and second-row captain’s chairs look wide and are, so they can accommodate larger-size passengers and provide good support and comfort. It’s the third row, where people sit with knees

A grand illusion in small Fiesta By WARREN BROWN The Washington Post Congratulations to Ford Motor Co. on embracing the notion of continuous improvement. It is the theory, translated into an actual product, of making something discernibly better than its predecessor, of fixing what was broken or not quite right. Ford’s adoption of continuous improvement is evident in the 2014 edition of its Fiesta subcompact hatchback. The 2011 model, marking the reintroduction of the Fiesta in the U.S. market, was a bit of a disappointment, an economy car that felt like an economy car, which is to say it felt cheap. That would’ve been OK had the little car’s reintroduction not been attended by an extensive “social media” marketing campaign dubbed the “Fiesta movement” – which, at least, moved my expectations of the car far beyond what was delivered. The 2011 Fiesta, the first sold in the states since 1980, hit three key marks – reliability, fuel-efficiency, affordability. But the marketing left me expecting pleasant excess of the type so frequently delivered by South Korean automobile manufacturers Hyundai and Kia, whose cars and crossover utility vehicles more often than not offer surprisingly more than what is suggested by their price tags. The 2011 Fiesta was good

the third-row seat cushions. It also can be tricky for less-than-nimble folks to get to the third row because they have to work their feet onto the exterior side running board, then to the slightly higher entry floor spot, then to the still-higher third-row floor. The middle person in the

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta – commendable in respects of purchase and operational economy. But it was no Hyundai or Kia. The South Korean brands tend to over-deliver on what their marketing and manufacturer suggested retail prices promise. Marketing for the 2011 Ford Fiesta promised more than the car actually offered. That is not the case for the 2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium hatchback driven for this column. The reworked exterior design is stunning – a sleek, sporty front end; a face oddly but attractively resembling the visage of one of “The Greys” of space alien lore. My car was brilliantly covered in what Ford’s designers call “ruby red metallic” paint “with tinted clearcoat.” Rarely have I received so many favorable spectator comments on a paint job as I did on this one. The new Fiesta’s interior easily trumps that of the 2011 model. It does not feel or look cheap. Piano black inserts on the instrument panel blend well with the soft-touch black vinyl surround. Front and

rear seats are graced by a supple leather covering. The car feels substantially more expensive than its $18,800 base price. It is the illusion I was looking for, but not getting, in the 2011 car. It is the trick of mind that makes me believe I am getting a “deal.” And there is a real deal here, especially for consumers who regard cars as four-wheeled computers and communications centers ... and concert halls. Standard features (on the base Fiesta S and SE, for example) include Bluetooth phone and iPod connectivity. The upscale Titanium edition used for this column includes onboard navigation, high-definition rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, a My Ford Touch communications system and an HD radio. In modern terms, it is the complete car on a budget. But if your idea of driving is an endless Walter Mitty racetrack debut, you’ll find the new Fiesta lacking. In that regard it has much in common with the 2011 model. To wit: It is a front-wheel-drive economy car equipped with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine (120 horsepower, 112 pound-feet of torque). My model came with an optional six-speed automatic transmission that also could be operated manually. A fivespeed manual transmission is standard and is recommended by this column.

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

Deluxe 2BR, clean, quiet, large apt. Full appliances, balconies. 815-901-3346



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


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

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Malta ~ 1 Mo Rent FREE!

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DeKalb 1-2 Bedroom Duplex

Full bath, huge kitchen. $730/mo incl all utils. A MUST SEE! 815-756-1777 Sorry no dog/smkg.

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

DeKalb 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath on College Ave. Available Immed. $1200 + 1st, last security, no pets. 815-757-5079

DEKALB Cute, sunny room for single female student/professional. $350/mo incl utils. 630-518-1432

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

Batavia. 1BR, 2 nd floor. Newly remodeled. Furnished or unfurnished. Walk to downtown, community pool & bike path. No smoking, no pets. Avail 12/14. $900/mo all incl. 331-588-1413 Sycamore, hrdwd flrs, quiet. Appl, laundry, no pets/smoking. $600/mo + lights. 815-895-5211

Dekalb: Large Ranch duplex w/ 3BD, 2BA, full basement & 2 car attached garage, lndry hookup, New interior. No pets/smoking. $1000/mo. 815-464-8646

Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage includes + extra storage. 815-751-0480 2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $650/mo. 815-562-7368

Rochelle: lrg 3BR upper, heat paid, formal dining, lrg kitch., encl. front & back porch, 2 car gar., $790/ mo., 1st, last, sec., small pet considered w/dep., no smoking, avail. 12/1, 815-757-1045

St. Charles 1609 Indiana St.

Downstairs 2BR, 1BA, wood floors. Storage, coin lndry, $750/mo w/o utilities, no pets. 630-232-7411 SYCAMORE – 2BR 2 BA, Skylights $795. 1BR, 2BR $600. New carpet, paint. Ref required. 815-751-1025 / 815-895-2488

DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591 DeKalb - 3 BR, 1 BA, 2-car gar., 2 Story, All Appliances, no pets, $1075/mo. 1st + sec. Call Dan 815-757-1691 or Tom 815-762-5752

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

ST. CHARLES 1800 SQ FT Office/Warehouse with OH door. Near downtown, $1500/mo. Call Tom or Brian 630-377-3608

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

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

Malta Custom Built Cape Cod

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM Appliances, gas heat, C/A, ceiling fans, garage, no pets/smoking. $785, avail 12/1. 630-697-9102

Cortland: TH, 3BR, 2.5 car gar., 1.5BA, $1200/mo. 815-994-1730

DeKalb Newly Remodeled 2BR

DEKALB 2 BR/1.5 BA condo in DeKalb near I-88, shopping, NIU. All appliances, garage, central air. Small pets OK. $975. 630-485-0508

1BA, A/C, off St parking for 1 car. Lndry in bldg, pets OK. $760/mo + deposit. Pete 630-363-3430

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


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

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

Adorable home with 3 BDs (Main flr master w/full bath), 2 full BAs on beautiful corner lot. Kitchen w/bay window overlooking lrge deck & yard. Fin. Basement, Mahogany HW flrs, New Carpet and Fresh Paint, New Roof and Whole House Generator. Click on the QR code for more pictures or call for a private viewing. All this for $169,000.

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

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DeKalb 2, 3 & 4BR Duplexes With attached 2 car garage. 1 mo security & 1st mo rent. Move in before winter! Call 815-758-8045 or Stop In: Eden's Garden Apts 2355 Williams Way, DeKalb


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

Exc cond/location. Garage, yard. C/A, W/D, no smkg, $750/mo + 1st, last sec, ref. 815-761-7118

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

DeKalb ~ 618 Leonard Ave.

2BR,1BA, W/D, basement, garage. Pets OK, avail 12/1, $850/mo. 815-501-8343


Elburn Farmette 2BR Lower

Den, 2 person spa tub, 2 bars. Deck, fenced yard, all util & refuse incl, $1250/mo. 630-306-3163

DeKalb 2BR,1BA Duplex

DeKalb – ½ Duplex, 4BR, 3BA, 2 car garage, large yard. Drive by 1424 Moluf St. $1250/mo 1st/lst/sec 815-739-6170





Location: 47w805 Keslinger Rd. Maple Park, IL 60151 South of Elburn, IL on Rt. 47 to Keslinger Rd., then west 3 1/2 miles to sale site. (Just west of Kaneland High School).

Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:00 A.M. REAL ESTATE

This 6 acre M.O.L. Farmette has a beautiful country setting, featuring a 2 story all brick home, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, kitchen w/pantry, dining room, living room, den, attic and basement, new roof (2 yrs. old), aluminum trim & Natural gas heat. There is a 26' x 28' unattached garage w/aluminum siding & 3 year old roof. The 2nd home on this property consists of a 1 story home, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, living room & basement. It has aluminum siding and natural gas heat. There is a 1 car unattached garage and a 12' x 16' storage shed in the back yard. Outbuildings include: 60' x 100' Cleary pole building w/14' & 10' overhead doors, & 2 sliding doors (great for equipment storage); large barn; and other out buildings. There is also a good pasture for cattle or horses. This farmette is in a great location and would make a great home for you and your livestock. Real Estate Terms: The successful Buyer will be required to put down 10% day of auction and execute a contract for the purchase of the real estate under the terms and conditions specified herein. The earnest money should be in the form of a personal check or cashier's check. The balance of the purchase price will be due at closing to be held on or before December 16, 2013. Seller will provide Buyer with an Owner's Title Insurance Policy in the amount of the purchase price and will provide a Deed conveying the Farmland to the Buyer. Seller will pay the 2013 taxes due in 2014 and any subsequent taxes will be the responsibility of the Buyer. A survey will be provided. For Inspection of Property call Mike Espe 630-365-9838. Disclaimer and Absence of Warranties: All information contained herein and all related materials are subject to the terms & conditions outlined in the Contract to purchase. Announcements made by the auctioneer at the time of auction and during the sale will take precedence over any prior printed material or oral statements. The property is being sold on an “as is, where is” basis, and no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, concerning the property is made by the seller or the auction company. Information contained herein is believed accurate, but subject to verification by all parties relying on it. No liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed by Seller or the auctioneer. Conduct at the auction and increments of bidding are at the discretion and direction of the auctioneer.

Joe & Muriel Lorenz Owners 630-365-6342 Attorney Ron Klein 815-748-0380 Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC.

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

DVD CABINET – Solid Oak DVD Cabinet – 24”w x 36”h x 6”d. Excellent Condition. 4 shelves, can fit over 200 DVDs. $60. 847-659-1852

OTR DRIVER Needed pulling flatbed, experience preferred, gone two weeks at a time then home three days, paid on gross income of truck, drivers average $700-$1000 per week. Call: 815-414-1350 Sales

INSIDE SALES DeKalb distributor looking to fill a full time position with a motivated individual to work in our fast paced sales environment. Individual must possess great customer service skills on the phone, basic ability to read breakdowns and drawings, good memory and typing skills. We offer a competitive salary and great benefits. Send Resume To: SVI International, Inc. c/o Human Resources 155 Harvestore Drive DeKalb, IL 60115


Must be able to multitask with people and technology. Need to be a service and detail oriented person. Very customer friendly. Able to work with Word and Excel computer programs. Answer the phone & taking customer problems. Dispatching personnel. Any dispatch experience would be a plus. Willing to train. Full time position with benefits. Located in DeKalb. Send resume to: Daily Chronicle 1586 Barber Greene Rd attn: AD867879 DeKalb, IL 60115

TEACHER FT - Must have completed ECE or Child Development Degree. Experience needed. SUBSTITUTE - Must have H.S. Diploma and exp. a must. Apply in Person: Land of Learning Child Care 1645 Bethany Rd. Sycamore 815-899-8991

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ELGIN McNeil Mansion

Holiday Craft & Antique Show FRI, SAT, SUN NOV 8, 9 10 10AM - 5PM 162 S. STATE ST. Highway 31 Admission $3 Bring Ad for $1 Off

SALE JUKE BOXES SLOT MACHINES ADVERTISING PRIMATIVES Kane County Fairgrounds NOV. 13 & 14 WED. & THURS. 8-4 Rain or Shine Indoor Buildings Food Avail. Admission $5.00 630-881-4176 (Booths Avail.)

Hampshire Fri, Nov. 8th 8am-5pm Sat, Nov. 9th 8am–3pm

14N060 Engel Rd. Household, Equine Gifts, Coats, Tables, Antiques & Much More!

FREE COFFEE Kaneville 46W637 Main St.

ESTATE SALE Thurs. 10am - 4pm Fri. & Sat. 10am - 5pm


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NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn up to $1000 A Month! Looking for Contractors to deliver newspapers early mornings 7 days per week. Routes now available in DeKalb County. Please Call 815-526-4434

Cozy Country Home décor, Tons of Holiday Items, Furniture, Collectibles, Riding Lawn Mower, TOOLS & Clothes & MUCH MORE


Sharon's THURS, FRI, SAT 9AM - 5PM

3 miles N of Rt. 64, 1 mile W of Rt 47

TONS of VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES! Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800


in grass at intersection of College Ave and Gilbert Way at Northern Illinois Univ on Sunday 11/3. Please call to describe and verify: 815-263-9872

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Sony Triniton 36” television with 2 tower speakers & 2 mounted speakers for surround sound. Tower includes 7 disc cd & tape player, $75. 815-895-5206 Pottery Barn Wardrobe/TV Entertainment Center- 4 doors, 2 drawers-2 pc unit. Mahogany Finish. Great Condition. $250 obo 815-970-2452 SOFA - La-Z-Boy double recliner sofa; blue. One "popped" spring, fixable. Approx. 80” long. FREE. Call 815-825-2542 SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) – Matching Patterned fabric. Excellent Condition. $125 OBO for the pair. Sold as set. 847-659-1852

5 Piece Stoneware Accessory Set New, Royal Seasons Snowman Print, Includes 2 Candlesticks, Napkin Holder, Gravy Bowl & Saucer, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. 6 Piece Stoneware Table Top Set, Royal Seasons Snowman Print, New, Includes Salt & Pepper Shakers, Creamer, Sugar Bowl & Covered Butter Dish, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. BLENDER - Oster, White, 10 Speed Like New. $18. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 BOWLS - New Set Of 3 - Apple Design Ceramic Bowls, 1-Large, 1-Medium, 1-Small & Ceramic Apple Design Matching Pitcher, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Interior Wood Door – 36”, golden solid oak, six panel style, right side hinges, Includes frame & privacy lock set installed - Excellent Condition, $70. Sycamore 815-762-0382 New Cake Plate & Server By Madison & Max, Cardinal Bird Porcelain $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Royal Seasons, New, 32 Pieces, Snowman Print, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 soup bowls & 8 mugs, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. White Plastic Utility Laundry Sink, double bowel, includes drain & faucet hardware great shape $50. 815-762-0382 Sycamore

Mink Stole Autumn haze, lovely, good for holidays, $25 815-756-8182

Bird Cage - Victorian style. 30”square x 19” h with top peak at 7” h. 2 entrance ways in front. $65. 847-515-8012

Little Tykes Twin Racing Bed w/ toy box in hood, Includes small shelf, & headboard, $150 firm 815-895-4105 9-5pm

CLEATS - NFL New Black & White Reebok FGT Cleats w/Anti-Friction Lining, Size 10.5, $25. Sycamore. 815-895-5373 CLEATS SHOES - Boy's Men's Nike Cleats Shoes. Size 5.5, $5, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Costume - Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends Train Halloween Costume Play Dress Up Size 4-6, Costume Slips On Over Regular Clothes & Has Tie In Back, $8, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Disney Store Child Princess Tinkerbell Halloween Dress Up Costume With Wings & Headband Size 10/12, $30, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Flintstone Dino Dinosaur Rubies Halloween Costume Dress Up, Child Size Small, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Furry Magic Scarfs – New, Black & Red, Interchangeable, 11 Ways To Wear It, Can Be A Hat, Gloves, Scarf, Etc., Great For Tailgating Or Cooler Weather, $7. Sycamore, 815-895-5373. HELMET - Child Bike Helmet w/Blue Strap, White In Color & has picture of Kangaroo on front & says Kangaroo, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 Large Canvas Storage Organizational Bins, New, Green or Red, 14" x 17" x 10", $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. Puppy Dog Toddler Child Halloween Dress Up Costume Size 12-24 Months, Warm One Piece Zip Up, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

SHOES - Boys/Men's Adidas Cleats Shoes, Size 6, $5, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 SHOES - DRESS SHOES - Boy's Men's Cherokee Black Casual Dress Tie Shoes Size 6, $5, DeKalb 815-739-1953 SNEAKERS - Men's Boy's Sneaux Black Sneakers Size 7 Everyday Shoes, $5 DeKalb. 815-739-1953


Conduit Bender 1/2", $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

Cat~Free To Good Home

DRILL - Makita Drill w/ Battery, Charger & Case, $25, Sycamore, 815-895-5373 DRILL - Milwaukee 4' Right Angle Drill, $190, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Misc. Hand Tools – Approx. 50 pieces, 25 Cents - $5 Each 815-762-0382 Sycamore

11 weeks, male and female, litter trained, indoor kittens. FREE TO LOVING HOME! 815-761-7508

Back To Life Machine

Great for a bad back, like new! $200/obo 815-909-8905

2- Slot Machines w/tokens $200.00 each 815-748-7693 5 Chicago history lithographs, colorful, custom framed, 6.5”x8.5” $25/each also, several unframed 815-756-8182 8' TRUCK TOPPER/CAP NEEDED 85 ford topper cap regular cab needed, high top only. 847-409-7756 9am-9pm 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 BASKET - Picnic Style Wooden Basket, New With Handle & Pie-Cake Wood Tray Insert, $15, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Beautiful colored print of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, custom framed 18.5”x15.5” $45 815-756-8182 Child Fairy Angel Fancy Halloween Dress Up Costume w/ Wings, Size Up To 24 Months, $8, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Breaking News available 24/7 at

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

WANTED! I Buy Old Envelopes

Loving and Docile. 224-587-9335


12ft Chrismas Tree Pre-lit in the box. Great Condition. Like Frazier Fir $125 obo 815-970-2452 24" Holographic Train - New 330 Light Yard Or Home Decoration Indoor/Outdoor Use, $22, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. AIR CONDITIONER - Large, 240 Volt AC, In Great Working Order, $140, Sycamore. 815-895-5373 Christmas Tree. 7.5 ft., white lights, hinged, blue spruce, remote control, $275 630-934-4040 Lighted Wreath w/ Mitten Decorations, $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. New Candle Shaped Lamp With Gingerbread Decorated Lampshade Small Sensor, $8, Sycamore, 815-895-5373. SLED - Little Tikes Baby Infant Child Red Sled w/ Back Support & Carrying / Pulling Rope, Like New, $20, DeKalb. 815-739-1953 Xmas Pathway Holographic Lights, New, Indoor/Outdoor Use, 5 Pack $10, Sycamore, 815-895-5373.

Yard Machine Snowblower by MTD 5 Hp., 2 stage blower, 5 forward, 2 reverse speeds, Runs good, Tune up 2010-2012 $275. 815-899-0296

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 TO BUY Toyota Car, Truck or SUV, Chevy Traverse or Tahoe or foreign vehicle 630-709-2648

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


2011 Kia Soul





MOST CASH WILL BEAT ANY QUOTE GIVEN!! $400 - $2000 “don't wait.... call 2day”!! * 815-575-5153 * !! !! !!! !! !!

I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300. Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

815-814-1964 or

815-814-1224 !! !! !!! !! !!

DeKalb. 2 unit. $82K Contract sale. Location! Live in, or rent. A. Miller RE. 815-756-7845

Laundry, lrg yard, storage, garage avail. $750/mo. utilities not incl 815-751-2937

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

DeKalb ~ 618 Leonard Ave.

2BR,1BA, W/D, basement, garage. Pets OK, avail 12/1, $850/mo. 815-501-8343


Near downtown, parking, laundry. NO pets/smoking, agent owned. 815-756-2359 - 815-758-6712

SYCAMORE Open House This Saturday, 11/2/13, 10am-2pm! 1519 Sparkhayes Dr. Beautiful newly remodeled and landscaped home. 3-4 bedrooms, 2 full. Walking distance to both Middle / Elementary Schools. $164,900 630-768-9314

DeKalb. Nice 3BR, 2BA Ranch. Full basement. $114,500 Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845


120K miles, $10,400 Call 815-830-3565

DeKalb Spacious Lower 2BR

1980 Yamaha 650 Maxam


2006 Honda Accord


Excellent condition + motorcycle trailer, helmet, tools, $1000/both. 815-757-5117


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

6 string, accoustic, excellent condition! $300/obo 815-909-8905 Upright Piano - Kohler & Campbell, matching bench & many books $375. 815-762-5880

WIRE RACK - Ideal 25 Spool Heavy Duty Wire Rack, $160, Sycamore. 815-895-5373

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

Scooby Doo Child One Piece Halloween Dress Up Costume Size Toddler, Warm and Very Well Made One Piece Zip Up Easy In And Out, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

Wine Entertainment Set, Napa 7-Piece New Hand Painted, Includes 4-12oz. Goblets, 9" Cheese Dome 2-pc. Set & Decanter, $20, Sycamore. 815-895-5373.


CAT – LOST South DeKalb County Area I'm lost, have you seen me? I was near Howison, McGirr and Perry, but could be anywhere. Large neutered male, mostly white with brown Was wearing a red collar. If you see me, please call my people at 815-501-9724. $500 FOR SAFE RETURN! We miss our big boy.Thank you.

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Child Handmade Candy Corn Halloween Costume Dress Up w/ Body Piece & Hat, Fits Child Up To Age 5, $15, DeKalb, 815-739-1953

"THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-5227 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Jeremy D. Faust; Suzanne R. Faust; Neucort Lakes Homeowners Association; Town of Cortland; Defendants. 12 CH 566 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on December 12, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: C/K/A: 103 East Clover Avenue, Cortland, IL 60112-0000 PIN: 09-20-257-010 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W125227. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-5227 I570528 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 8, 12 & 19, 2013.)

SYCAMORE 2 BR MOBILE HOME FSBO Many upgrades. Large enclosed carport with garage door/opener All appliances and window coverings stay Located in Edgebrook Mobile Home Court. $18,000 or best offer. Call 815-899-6607 or 815-7618790 or 262-339-6237.

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

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

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

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM Available Dec/Jan. Close to NIU, Free heat & water, quiet lifestyle. Varsity Square Apts. 815-756-9554 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 Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover

Cute, Cozy Upper 1 Bedroom

Sycamore, hrdwd flrs, quiet. Appl, laundry, no pets/smoking. $600/mo + lights. 815-895-5211

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

Malta Quiet, Upper 2 Bedroom Appl, a/c, laundry, water/garbage includes + extra storage. 815-751-0480

Malta ~ 1 Mo Rent FREE!

2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $650/mo. 815-562-7368 Rochelle: lrg 3BR upper, heat paid, formal dining, lrg kitch., encl. front & back porch, 2 car gar., $790/ mo., 1st, last, sec., small pet considered w/dep., no smoking, avail. 12/1, 815-757-1045

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT. DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $605

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 DEKALB - 1 bdrm upper 305 W Roosevelt Dekalb $470-1st-last sec 815-758-3678 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

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 2 BA, Skylights $795. 1BR, 2BR $600. New carpet, paint. Ref required. 815-751-1025 / 815-895-2488

SYCAMORE CLEAN 2BR,1BA W/D, D/W, next to park & schools. $710/mo, you pay utilities. NO DOGS. 815-970-4640


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

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

DeKalb 1-2 Bedroom Duplex

Full bath, huge kitchen. $730/mo incl all utils. A MUST SEE! 815-756-1777 Sorry no dog/smkg.

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM Appliances, gas heat, C/A, ceiling fans, garage, no pets/smoking. $785, avail 12/1. 630-697-9102

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

Cortland: TH, 3BR, 2.5 car gar., 1.5BA, $1200/mo. 815-994-1730 DEKALB 2 BR/1.5 BA condo in DeKalb near I-88, shopping, NIU. All appliances, garage, central air. Small pets OK. $975. 630-485-0508 SYCAMORE 2 bedroom townhouse for rent. 1 1/2 bath, 1 car attached garage, washer/dryer. $800/month plus 1 month security deposit and utilities. Call 630-774-2403

SYCAMORE 3BR, 2.5BA Fox Brier Townhouse available. All appls incl W/D, 1 car garage, balcony, $1100/mo. Call Barry 815-757-9040

DeKalb Newly Remodeled 2BR 1BA, A/C, off St parking for 1 car. Lndry in bldg, pets OK. $760/mo + deposit. Pete 630-363-3430

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

Dekalb Spacious 2BR

Sycamore: TH for rent or sale, 2BR w/loft, 2.5BA, full bsmnt, all appl., new carpet, fireplace, 2 car gar., $1350/mo. 815-899-5057


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


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Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

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


Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527


DeKalb For Sale!

POTTY CHAIR - Blue & White, Like New, Made By Summer. $15. Sycamore. 815-895-5373.

Girl's Disney Princesses Two Wheel Bike, 12.5" Wheels, $18, DeKalb, 815-739-1953 Radio Flyer Red Scoot About Ride On Kids Toddler Bike w/Bell & Seat That Adjusts As Child Grows Best For 1-2 Year Old, $18, DeKalb. 815-739-1953

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

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

815-758-7368 Yamber Real Estate & Property Management


Over 22,000 sq. ft. -- 2 Phase Building - zoning M2 Sycamore

3 Bdrm Ranch with full basement. 1st Floor L Room plus F Room. UPDATED Furnace, C/A, Windows, Roof, Wiring,and alot more.Appliances included. A Great value at $120,000




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Call Us!!! We have some Great Deals!!! Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

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

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

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 DeKalb 2, 3 & 4BR Duplexes With attached 2 car garage. 1 mo security & 1st mo rent. Move in before winter! Call 815-758-8045 or Stop In: Eden's Garden Apts 2355 Williams Way, DeKalb


Exc cond/location. Garage, yard. C/A, W/D, no smkg, $750/mo + 1st, last sec, ref. 815-761-7118 DeKalb – ½ Duplex, 4BR, 3BA, 2 car garage, large yard. Drive by 1424 Moluf St. $1250/mo 1st/lst/sec 815-739-6170 DeKalb. Nice 2BR Ranch w/full basement. Location! $795+utils. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845 Dekalb: Large Ranch duplex w/ 3BD, 2BA, full basement & 2 car attached garage, lndry hookup, New interior. No pets/smoking. $1000/mo. 815-464-8646

Kingston 2 Bedroom Ranch Garage, basement, large lot. River view, appl, W/D, $900/mo + sec. Agent Owned 815-784-6388 SYCAMORE - 3BR 2.5Bath 2 Story 2 Car Gar Full Bmnt New Wind, Drs, Carp, Paint, Appliances $1150 (1st Last Sec) No Pets, Smoking 815-895-2684

2 BR hardwood floors upgraded kitchen washer and dryer, basement - $875 at 202 Maple 630-443-9072 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Nr I-88/NIU All appl, large yard, bsmt, 2+ car. NEW INTERIOR, $1200. 815-762-4730 DEKALB - 2BR 1BA, Appliances, A/C Garage, Lawn Care - Snow Removal Included, No Pets, $850. 815-758-0591 DeKalb - 3 BR, 1 BA, 2-car gar., 2 Story, All Appliances, no pets, $1075/mo. 1st + sec. Call Dan 815-757-1691 or Tom 815-762-5752

DEKALB 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Available Now. Quiet, residential area, walk to downtown. Appl incl. 815-758-6580 DeKalb – 2BR 723 N. 6th CA, W/D, DW, garage. 3BR 1106 S. 2nd -All amenities. 1010 Davy pet friendly. 815-895-6357 DEKALB 3 BEDROOM 2 full baths, Large 3-car garage, quiet residential area, close to school. All appliances, $1100/mo + security. No smoking, no pets. 1155 S. Fifth Street, call Swanson Real Estate 815-378-8359 or 815-228-7019 DEKALB 3-4 Bedroom Ranch Style, basement, garage, all appliances, NO Smoking, No Pets, $1200. 815-758-0591

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"THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE" W12-5227 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS Bank of America, N.A.; Plaintiff, VS. Jeremy D. Faust; Suzanne R. Faust; Neucort Lakes Homeowners Association; Town of Cortland; Defendants. 12 CH 566 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a judgment heretofore entered by the said court occurred in the above entitled cause, Sheriff Roger Scott, Sheriff of DeKalb, Illinois, will on December 12, 2013, at the hour of 01:00 PM at DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178 , sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate in the said judgment mentioned, situated in the County of DeKalb, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy such judgment to wit: LOT 103 IN NEUCORT LAKES UNIT TWO, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE TOWN OF CORTLAND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 01, 2003, IN PLAT CABINET NO. 9, AT SLIDE NO. 64-C, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003018583, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. C/K/A: 103 East Clover Avenue, Cortland, IL 60112-0000 PIN: 09-20-257-010 The person to contact regarding information regarding this property is: Sales Dept., The Wirbicki Law Group, 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140, Chicago, IL 60603. Any questions regarding this sale should refer to file number W125227. The terms of the sale are Cash. 10% at time of sale, with the balance due within 24 hours. The property is improved by: SFH. The Property is not open for inspection prior to sale. The real estate, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, and tenements, hereditament and appurtenances thereunto belonging shall be sold under such terms. Russell C. Wirbicki (6186310) The Wirbicki Law Group LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1140 Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-360-9455 Fax: 312-572-7823 W12-5227 I570528 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 8, 12 & 19, 2013.) Do you have a News Tip or Story Idea? Call 815-756-4841 Daily Chronicle

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Heartland Bank and Trust Company PLAINTIFF Vs. Patrick Beach; Kenton Beach; Nathan Beach; Clint Beach; Brandy Miller; Billie Beach, Jr.; Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Jacquin L. Beach; Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; Richard Kuhn, as Special Representative for Jacquin L. Beach (deceased) DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00199 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU: Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Jacquin L. Beach Unknown Owners and Nonrecord Claimants; That this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, praying for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, towit: LOT ONE (1) OF RAYBURN'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "R" OF PLATS, PAGE 93, AS DOCUMENT NO. 412787 IN THE RECORDERS OFFICE OF DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS: SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 33491 5 Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145 and which said Mortgage was made by: acquin L. Beach executed the mortgage, however this individual is deceased and is not named as a defendant in this lawsuit the Mortgagor(s), to Citizens First National Bank, as Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DeKalb County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007020239; and for other relief; that summons was duly issued out of said Court against you as provided by law and that the said suit is now pending. NOW, THEREFORE, UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this Court, Maureen A. Josh Clerk of the Circuit Court 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on or before December 2, 2013, A DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT DAY AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRAYER OF SAID COMPLAINT. CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 794-5300 DuPage # 15170 Winnebago # 531 Our File No. 14-13-08956 NOTE: This law firm is deemed to be a debt collector. I570496

ey pe administrator is JOHN H. MAVILLE, 600 South State Street, Suite #307, Belvidere, Illinois 61008. The estate will be administered without court supervision, unless under § 28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/28-4), an interested person terminates independent administration at any time by mailing or delivering a petition to terminate to the clerk. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk - Probate Division, at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, or with the legal representative, or both, on or before May 1, 2014, that date being at least six (6) months from the date of first publication of this notice, or, if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by 755 ILCS 5/1 8-3, the date stated in that notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of the claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered by the claimant to the representative and to the representative's attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated: October 24, 2013

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Jordan Threloff, a 6-foot-9 junior from DeKalb High who transferred from Illinois State, fires a shot over a teammate during practice Tuesday at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Threloff, Pete Rakocevic (6-11), Marin Maric (6-10) are expected to give the Huskies a low-post presence the team didn’t have last season.

NIU men’s basketball offseason timeline March 11: NIU suffers a one-point loss at Eastern Michigan in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Huskies fail to get to Cleveland, and win only five games for the second straight season. April 30: The Huskies officially add Michael Orris, a Kansas State transfer. Orris will have to sit out this season, as will Purdue transfer Anthony Johnson, who NIU added later on. May 7: NIU adds another transfer in former Illinois State center Jordan Threloff, who starred at DeKalb High School. May 21: Iowa State announces that Abdel Nader has been added to the Cyclones’ roster. Nader averaged 13.1 points a game for NIU in 2012-13 before transferring, and was the team’s leading scorer. He missed the first seven games last season after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Aug. 26: Threloff is granted the NCAA’s hardship waiver, meaning he’ll be eligible to play this season after transferring. He’ll provide some much-needed size for the Huskies. Today: The Huskies open the third year of the Mark Montgomery era, taking on Nebraska-Omaha at the NIU Convocation Center. – Steve Nitz,

STANDING TALLER Huskies have 5 players 6-8 or taller, including DeKalb alum Threloff By STEVE NITZ

“You have now, 4, 5, 6 different players that can get you between eight to 12 points, and I think that’s big. Previous teams, we just hadn’t had enough (depth).”


orthern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery is pretty straightforward about the Huskies’ newfound post presence. “You can expect the ball to go inside,” he said at NIU’s annual media day in October. There’s a reason the Huskies’ third-year coach wants his team to keep getting the ball to its post players, as NIU has three players 6-foot-9 or taller on its roster. Last season, NIU’s tallest posts were twins Keith and Kevin Gray at 6-8. They were asked to play the five spot at times instead of their natural position of power forward. Now, Montgomery has centers Jordan Threloff (6-9), Pete Rakocev-

Mark Montgomery Third-year NIU men’s basketball coach ic (6-11) and Marin Maric (6-10) at his disposal. Expect the Huskies to get the posts countless touches whenever the Huskies take the floor. “Coach stresses to get the ball inside all the time,” said NIU freshman guard Dontel Highsmith, who should be a contributor this season. “Play inside-out. We try to get the [posts] the most touches.” Anyone who follows DeKalb County high school basketball is familiar with Threloff, the former

DeKalb High standout. Threloff was the Daily Chronicle’s 2009-10 Boys Basketball Player of the Year after averaging 18.4 points and 12.6 rebounds as a senior, leading the Barbs to a sectional final. At Illinois State last year, Threloff averaged 2.5 points in 7.9 minutes a game for the Redbirds. He transferred to NIU this spring and was granted the NCAA’s hardship waiver, which allowed him to play this year and not have to sit out a season.

Maric, a native of Split, Croatia, spent one year at La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind., averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Rakocevic practiced with the Huskies last year, but had to sit out the season after transferring from Sacramento State. He averaged 1.3 points in 16 games during the 201112 season. “[Rakocevic] is definitely a lowpost presence. He has a right-hand and a left-hand jump hook. Pete can stretch you out and shoot the 15-, 17-footer,” Montgomery said. “Pete’s the vocal guy. Pete’s the locker-room guy, the guy to keep things loose. “He’s just ready to play. When you sit out a year, you just refresh. You want to get out there and continue any way possible.”


More inside WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS? Ross Jacobson and Steve Nitz agree that 10 victories is a good benchmark for coach Mark Montgomery’s team, in today’s edition of Take 2. HUSKIEWIRE 2 MEET THE NEW GUYS: NIU has six new faces this season, and they’ll be expected to contribute to a team that won only five games in the past two seasons. Find out who they are. HUSKIEWIRE 2

More online Check out what NIU men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery had to say at the program’s media day Oct. 29 about the Huskies’ upcoming season at

LONG ROAD BACK: Women’s point guard Danny Pulliam is healthy again after suffering two season-ending injuries in the past two seasons. HUSKIEWIRE 2

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After 2 5-win seasons, what’s a fair expectation? Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the upcoming NIU men’s basketball season.

Nitz: Ross, in our preseason Take 2 last year, we both said 10 wins would be a good benchmark for Northern Illinois men’s basketball. The Huskies had another disappointing season, finishing with only five wins for the second straight year. NIU lost its leading scorer in Abdel Nader, but gained centers Jordan

Threloff and Pete Rakocevic and guard Dontel Highsmith. So, what are fair expectations for the Huskies in 2013-14? Jacobson: Can we put the barometer back at double digits? Obviously, we underestimated the negative affect of having such a young team last year. There are newcomers on this year’s roster as well, but the Huskies won’t be one of the youngest teams in the country again. That showed in late-game situations and the Huskies lost a number of close games. I expect the offense to be better – it couldn’t get much worse – and I think the Huskies should win 10 games this season.

TAKE 2 Ross Jacobson and Steve Nitz face off Nitz: I think it would be disappointing if NIU doesn’t win 10 games, and I think it will get there. Winning 15 games would be seen as a huge step forward, though I don’t think the Huskies win that many. The fact NIU actually has some size this year will play a big factor in its success. Last season, Nader and Keith and Kevin Gray were playing out of position. This year, the Huskies have three players

6-foot-9 or taller in Threloff (6-9), Rakocevic (6-11) and freshman Marin Maric (6-10). I’m interested to watch Threloff and the other newcomers this season. Which new Huskie makes the biggest impact? Jacobson: I’m looking at Aaron Armstead, a junior college transfer from California, as somebody who could step in and provide some scoring on the perimeter. That’s an

area NIU struggled in last year without Nader, and the Huskies will be looking for some players to fill the void. Nitz: I’m really interested to see what Threloff can do in his first season here, plus it’s a good story having a DeKalb High product at NIU. He’s off to a good start, having scored 17 points in the Huskies’ exhibition win over Rockford University. I also think freshman guard Dontel Highsmith could be a key contributor. He averaged 29 points as a high school senior and should get some decent minutes this year. He probably will spend most of his time at shooting guard, and can play the point, as well.

Jacobson: Coach Mark Montgomery has talked a lot about the team’s depth this year, and certainly it appears to be better than it was last year. However, one of the bigger questions will be who takes on the role of late-game go-to scorer. That used to be Nader, who nailed a game-winner against Kent State last season. Who will step up this season? Aksel Bolin? Darrell Bowie? It’s something to watch. The Huskies will be better, but there still is progress to be made before we consider them a contender in the Mid-American Conference. Getting back to Cleveland in the conference tournament would be a nice step forward.

Meet the new Huskies: Northern Illinois will have a lot of new faces this season, and they’ll be expected to contribute to a team that won only five games in 2012-13. Here’s a rundown of each of the six new players:

AARIC ARMSTEAD freshman, guard Armstead went the prep school route, coming to NIU from La Jolla Prep in San Diego. NIU sophomore forward Darrell Bowie is a product of the same school. Armstead was part of Chicago Hales Franciscan’s 2011 Class 2A state championship team, where his brother, fellow Huskie guard Aaron Armstead, was a teammate. He played his senior year of high school at Bullard High in Fresno, Calif. AARON ARMSTEAD junior, guard Armstead, Aaric’s brother, has Division I experience, having spent the 2011-12 season at Wisconsin-Green Bay. He averaged 14.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists at San Jose City College last season. Rob Winner –

DONTEL HIGHSMITH freshman, guard Averaged 29.1 points, nine rebounds and seven assists his senior season at Dowagiac (Mich.) High School, a year after averaging 27.8 points. Last season, Highsmith finished fifth in Michigan’s Mr. Basketball voting. He was a point guard in high school and could see some time there this season, but primarily will play shooting guard. MARIN MARIC freshman, center A native of Split, Croatia, Maric played at La Lumiere School, a prep school in LaPorte, Ind., last year, averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. Maric stands 6-foot-10, and is one of three Huskies 6-9 or taller. He played for Croatia in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in the Czech Republic, where he averaged 6.1 points a game. PETE RAKOCEVIC junior, center Rakocevic sat out last season after transferring from Sacramento State, but will provide much-needed size for the Huskies this season, as he stands at 6-11 and weighs 245 pounds. Played two seasons in Sacramento, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds a game two years ago. JORDAN THRELOFF junior, center Threloff transferred from Illinois State in the spring, was granted the NCAA’s hardship waiver and is eligible to play this season. He’ll be a nice post presence for the Huskies over the next two years. Threloff averaged 2.5 points in 21 games last season, playing 7.9 minutes a game. The DeKalb High product was the 200910 Daily Chronicle Boys Basketball Player of the Year. – Steve Nitz,

Northern Illinois point guard Danny Pulliam (right) is guarded by teammate Jazmine Harris during practice Wednesday on Victor E. Court at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Pulliam is healthy again after suffering two season-ending injuries in the past two years.


Back after long rehab road but watching and sitting and listening to other people, so I think it was definitely a very humbling experience.” Stuck on the bench, Pulliam found other ways to stay en“I was so hurt just because gaged. She had weekly meetof all the work I had put in,” ings with coach Kathi Bennett Pulliam said. “I had stayed and even gave the pregame summers; everybody else got speech to her teammates on to go home, I stayed here and one occasion. Pulliam watched rehabbed. I didn’t get to see a lot of film and and sometimes my family. I just felt like I had acted as a voice between the put in so much work and I got players and coaches. knocked down again. I just “She’s very driven. I say had to learn to continue to be this in a good way: she’s a very patient, and I had to learn that stubborn baller,” Bennett said. there was a bigger plan for me.” “When she puts her mind to Pulliam once again is something, she’s pretty locked healthy for the start of the seain. I know she had bad days, son and eager to compete as part you don’t go two years with of NIU’s point guard rotation. what she had without bad days, But the road back wasn’t easy. but I think she loves the game Pulliam’s torn meniscus too much.” during her sophomore season When the second seawas the first major injury of son-ending injury happened her basketball career. She was last season, Pulliam never on crutches for three months once thought about quitting. before rehab started, a process Instead, she put her efforts into she called “horrible.” other aspects of her life along “I never had to sit down and with basketball. wait or anything and be pa“I had to refocus and pay tient,” Pulliam said. “It taught attention to my grades,” Pullme patience and how to learn iam said. “I picked up 18 credit hours and just focused on somethe game from not playing,

Pulliam has new perspective after overcoming major injuries By ROSS JACOBSON DeKALB – Danny Pulliam thrived as a freshman. An athletic 5-foot-6 guard out of Indiana, Pulliam came to NIU and made immediate contributions in the 2010-11 season, starting 24 games and averaging more than 27 minutes a game. It was supposed to be merely the start of a promising career for Pulliam, who was set to take over the point-guard duties from Marke Freeman the next season. But only five games in, Pulliam tore her meniscus, ending her sophomore season just after it started. Through a long rehab process, Pulliam fought her way back and played in the first seven games last season. But the constant pain eventually forced season-ending microfracture surgery, and Pulliam again was faced with the task of working her way back.

thing other than basketball. I tried to put more of my time toward my academics, and it actually really paid off for me.” Pulliam now is in line to graduate in December and will start graduate school in January. She’s hoping to have her masters degree by the time her playing career finishes. Pulliam is practicing every other day to relieve the stress on her knee, but Bennett said Pulliam immediately will be in the rotation at point guard with Ally Lehman and Alexis Lindstrom after NIU moved Amanda Corral back to shooting guard. Although Pulliam said she’s eager to get back on the court and be with her teammates, she said the entire process over the past two years has given her a new perspective on basketball. “In the back of my mind somewhere I’ll always think anything can happen and it could be my last time playing for good,” Pulliam said. “But I’ll think about it in the aspect of if this is your last time you want to go out and give it your all and you don’t want to have any regrets.”

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NOVEMBER 8 at Green Bay 7 p.m. 12 vs. Mississippi Valley State 7 p.m. 17 at Wisconsin 2 p.m. 21 vs. Bradley 7 p.m. Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic at Las Cruces, N.M. 29 vs. New Mexico State Noon 30 vs. Lamar Noon DECEMBER 5 at Illinois State 7:05 p.m. 17 at South Dakota State 7 p.m. 21 vs. Northern Iowa 1 p.m. 31 vs. Illinois-Chicago 1 p.m. JANUARY 4 vs. Ohio* 1 p.m. 9 at Toledo* 10 a.m. 12 vs. Eastern Michigan* 1 p.m. 15 at Central Michigan* TBA 18 at Miami (Ohio)* 2 p.m. 23 vs. Buffalo* 7 p.m. 26 at Bowling Green* 1 p.m. 29 vs. Kent State* 7 p.m. FEBRUARY 1 at Western Michigan* TBA 5 vs. Akron* 7 p.m. 9 vs. Ball State* 1 p.m. 15 at Buffalo* 11 a.m. 19 at Akron* TBA 22 vs. Central Michigan* 7 p.m. 27 vs. Toledo* 7 p.m. MARCH 2 at Eastern Michigan* 1 p.m. 5 at Ball State* 6 p.m. 8 vs. Western Michigan* 1 p.m. MAC tournament 10 First round (campus site) TBA 12 Second round (Cleveland) TBA 13 Quarterinals (Cleveland) TBA 14 Semiinals (Cleveland) TBA 15 Championship (Cleveland) TBA

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West Division 1. Central Michigan (12 first-place votes) 2. Ball State 3. Toledo 4. Eastern Michigan 5. Western Michigan 6. Northern Illinois East Division 1. Akron (9 first-place votes) 2. Bowling Green (3) 3. Buffalo 4. Miami (Ohio) 5. Ohio 6. Kent State 2014 MAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPION Central Michigan (9) Akron (1) Bowling Green (1) Miami (Ohio) (1) WEST DIVISION PRESEASON TEAM Nathalie Fontaine, Ball State Crystal Bradford, Central Michigan Jessica Green, Central Michigan Andola Dortch, Toledo Inma Zanoguera, Toledo EAST DIVISION PRESEASON TEAM Hanna Luburgh, Akron Rachel Tecca, Akron Alexis Rogers, Bowling Green Mackenzie Loesing, Buffalo Hannah Robertson, Miami

2012-13 MAC STANDINGS WEST DIVISION Conference W L Toledo 15 1 Central Michigan 12 4 Ball State 12 4 Western Michigan 6 10 Eastern Michigan 6 10 Northern Illinois 2 14 EAST DIVISION Conference W L Akron 12 4 Bowling Green 11 5 Miami (Ohio) 10 6 Buffalo 8 8 Ohio 1 15 Kent State 1 15


Overall W L 29 4 21 12 17 16 11 20 8 22 7 23 Overall W L 23 10 24 11 19 13 12 20 6 23 3 27

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Northern Illinois guard Travon Baker goes up for a shot before being fouled by Ball State defender Jauwan Scaife on Feb. 13 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Ball State defeated NIU, 56-52.


James Madison comes to NIU Both Northern Illinois basketball teams start the season today with the men playing host to Nebraska-Omaha and the women traveling north for a game at Green Bay. We’ve got four months until the Mid-American Conference tournaments start, so here are the most anticipated games of the season:

MEN Nonconference: Nov. 15 vs. James Madison. The first of three games NIU will play at home in the NIU Invitational. James Madison won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and was victorious in its “First Four” NCAA tournament game before falling

to Indiana.

Sleeper: Dec. 31 at Iowa State. Abdel Nader, who transferred to Iowa State from NIU this offseason, won’t be playing for the Cyclones, but the last game of 2013 still will provide a stern road test for NIU. MAC: Feb. 15 at Akron. The Zips were picked as the conference favorites in the preseason coaches poll, and NIU will have a tough road test traveling to Akron.

Sleeper: Jan. 15 vs. Kent State. Nader hit the game-winner at the buzzer against Kent State last season. Expect another close game in the Huskies’ conference home opener.

Wild card: Dec. 18 at Loyola. The Huskies suffered close loss-

es against Loyola, Illinois-Chicago and DePaul last year. Can NIU win one against one of its better in-state rivals?

WOMEN Nonconference: Nov. 17 at Wisconsin. Coach Kathi Bennett returns to Wisconsin where she was an assistant for three seasons before coming to NIU. The Badgers were only 12-19 last year, but still managed a 9-6 mark at home.

Sleeper: Nov. 12 vs. Mississippi Valley State. The Devilettes were one game from the NCAA tournament last year, losing in quadruple overtime to Prairie View A&M in the Southwest Athletic Conference tournament final.

MAC: Jan. 9 at Toledo. In only the Huskies’ second game of the conference slate, NIU travels to Toledo. The Rockets went 15-1 in the MAC last season and lost only four games overall. Sleeper: Jan. 4 vs. Ohio. The Huskies’ conference opener comes against a Bobcats squad that really struggled in the 2012-13 season. A win at home would be a good start for NIU. Wild card: Nov. 21 vs. Bradley. The Braves beat NIU last season, 67-58, at the Renaissance Coliseum. This time NIU will play host, and the Huskies will look to get an early nonconference win. – Ross Jacobson,

West Division 1. Toledo – 149 votes (24 first-place votes) 2. Western Michigan – 108 votes 3. Eastern Michigan – 101 votes (1) 4. Ball State – 89 votes 5. Central Michigan – 50 votes 6. Northern Illinois – 28 votes East Division 1. Akron – 143 votes (18) 2. Buffalo – 120 votes (6) 3. Ohio – 94 votes 4. Kent State – 91 votes (1) 5. Miami – 42 votes 6. Bowling Green – 35 votes MAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPION: Akron (14) Toledo (7) Buffalo (1) WEST DIVISION PRESEASON TEAM Rian Pearson, Toledo Julius Brown, Toledo Shayne Whittington, Western Michigan Majok Majok, Ball State Glenn Bryant, Eastern Michigan EAST DIVISION PRESEASON TEAM Javon McCrea, Buffalo Demetrius Treadwell, Akron Will Felder, Miami Will Regan, Buffalo Quincy Diggs, Akron

2012-13 MAC STANDINGS WEST DIVISION Conference W L Western Michigan 10 6 Toledo 10 6 Ball State 8 8 Eastern Michigan 7 9 Central Michigan 4 12 Northern Illinois 3 13 EAST DIVISION Conference W L Akron 14 2 Ohio 14 2 Kent State 9 7 Buffalo 7 9 Bowling Green 7 9 Miami (Ohio) 3 13

Overall W L 21 12 15 13 15 15 16 17 11 20 5 25 Overall W L 24 7 23 9 20 12 14 19 13 19 9 22

Montgomery touts Huskies’ size, depth • NIU From HUSKIEWIRE 1 In 2012-13, NIU had little size as it struggled to its second straight five-win season. This season, size might be an advantage for the Huskies. Montgomery said he’ll have no problem putting two centers on the floor at once, and the Grays will be able to play their natural forward spots. Monica Maschak – Threloff is one player Jordan Threloff (right) guards Pete Rakocevic (center) during practice Tues- who also could see time at day at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Rakocevic and Threloff are expect- power forward in addition to ed to give the Huskies a low-post presence the team didn’t have last season. center. He said the big guys

“I feel like sometimes they should just roll out a mat and let us wrestle. We go hard and there’s no stopping. We don’t like to call fouls in practice because this is a physical conference.” Mark Montgomery Third-year NIU men’s basketball coach push each other in practice, something that’s getting them a lot tougher. “I feel like sometimes they should just roll out a mat and let us wrestle. We go hard and there’s no stopping,” he said. “We don’t like to call

fouls in practice because this is a physical conference. And so, we’re not going to call fouls in the post; we’re not going to call fouls in the lane. You’re going to have to play through the little stuff and keep playing.”

To Montgomery, depth is not only better at center, but everywhere else as well. Highsmith should see significant time, and brothers Aaric and Aaron Armstead are guards who also should bolster the roster. Montgomery said the Huskies go two-deep at every position. “You have now, 4, 5, 6 different players that can get you between eight to 12 points, and I think that’s big,” he said. “Previous teams, we just hadn’t had enough (depth).”

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