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New program rewards recycling DeKalb residents can earn coupons, discounts through diverting more waste By DEBBIE BEHRENDS DeKALB – A program set to launch in February will reward DeKalb residents for recycling. The Recyclebank program kicked off with a presentation to the DeKalb City Council and will be announced in a mailing to res-

idents in January, said Kimberly Newman, Recyclebank’s senior account manager. The mailer will provide a personal identification number that residents can use to register online. “The program is very simple,” Newman said. “Once a resident registers for the program, they can start earning points.”

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Points are good for a variety of coupons and discounts from national and local retailers. Points are earned by recycling and completing activities on the Recyclebank website, Newman said. She said the amount of recycled material is weighed, and every member on the route earns points.

It is another step toward trying to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills. The DeKalb County Board also has created a Zero Waste Task Force aimed at reducing the amount of trash that ends up in landfills – data from the DeKalb County Health Department shows that each person in DeKalb County

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The Associated Press SANAA, Yemen – Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city. There were no immediate details on who was killed in the strike, and there were conflicting reports about whether there were militants traveling with the wedding convoy. A military official said initial information indicated the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaida convoy. He said tribesmen known to the villagers were among the dead. One of the three security officials, however, said al-Qaida militants were suspected to have been traveling with the wedding convoy. The CIA declined to comment on the reported drone strike. While the U.S. acknowledges its drone program in Yemen, it does not usually talk about individual strikes. If further investigations determine that the victims were all civilians, the attack could fuel an outburst of anger against the United States and the government in Sanaa among a Yemeni public already opposed to the U.S. drone strikes. Civilian deaths have bred resentments on a local level, sometimes undermining U.S. efforts to turn the public against the militants. The backlash in Yemen is still not as large as in Pakistan, where there is heavy pressure on the government to force limits on strikes – but public calls for a halt to strikes are starting to emerge. In October, two U.N. human rights investigators called for more transparency from the United States and other countries about their drone programs, saying their secrecy is the biggest obstacle to determining the civilian toll of such strikes. The missile attacks in Yemen are part of a joint U.S.-Yemeni

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The co-authors of “Acres of Change,” including Terry Martin (right), Sherrie Martin (center) and Sue Breese (left), react as they leaf through the book for the first time Thursday after it was delivered to Blackhawk Moving and Storage in Sycamore.

Book tracks past 50 years in DeKalb County By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Sue Breese was the first person to hold in her hands the culmination of a threeyear effort to capture the past 50 years of DeKalb County history. Standing next to a full pallet inside the cold warehouse of Blackhawk Moving and Storage in Sycamore, Breese opened one of the boxes stacked on top to see a hardbound copy of “Acres of Change.” Breese, a DeKalb County historian, is one of the book’s co-authors and she was soon joined by two more, Sherrie and Terry Martin. Terry Martin flipped through the book and marveled at what he and more than 20 others had created. “This is just terrific,” he said. Three more co-authors – in-

ABOVE: The “Acres of Change” book, which chronicles the history of DeKalb County, was delivered Thursday to Blackhawk Moving and Storage in Sycamore. RIGHT: Sue Breese, co-author of the agriculture chapter in the “Acres of Change” book, was one of the first people to preview a copy of the book.

cluding Marcia Wilson – arrived to check out “Acres of Change,” a history of the county from 1963 to 2012. The 304-page book is the sequel to “From Oxen to Jets,” which covered the county’s history from 1835 to 1963. Inside, readers can learn how several aspects of the county have changed, such as agriculture, religion and education. For many of the contributors, deciding what to include in the book was the hardest part. “So much has happened in the last 50 years that we had to determine what to put in and what to leave out,” said Averil Schreiber, who co-wrote the chapter about townships and municipalities. Clark Neher faced the same problem when writing the arts and entertainment chapter. He said

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Community Church, 1600 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery program is for Internet addiction. Call 815-508-0280. 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, DeKalb. Free. Open to the public. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon at 512 Normal Road in DeKalb. www.; 815-964-5959. There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; ACBL Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood North Recreation Center, 1 Birch St., Sandwich. 815-498-4405. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split-the-pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. 630-365-6315. Bingo license B-04001. Fish/shrimp dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, 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; www. Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 p.m. at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Friday night activities and gallery hours: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. All are welcome; programs vary each week. 815-758-1351. 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. 800-4527990; There is a Solution AA(C): 8 p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. Saturday Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Donation is $7 for all-you-can-eat eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, fruit cups, English muffins and drink. Call the center at 815-784-3921. Weight Watchers: 7:15 a.m. weigh-in, 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. meetings Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. 2nd Annual Operation Pack the Bus Food Drive: 8 a.m. to noon at Genoa-Kingston High School, Downtown Genoa and Piggly Wiggly. Look for the big yellow buses. Help to pack the shelves of the Genoa-Kingston food pantry. Accepted are nonperishable food and personal hygiene products; monetary donations are also welcome to purchase gift cards for meat.

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Why finals are not the be-all, end-all If you’re reading this, you survived the periodic invasion of zombies. You still have Friday the 13th to get through, but that’s another story. Not cinematic, flesh-eating zombies. I’m talking about cranky, sleep deprived, malnourished, caffeine overdosed Northern Illinois University students who roamed the streets between final exams this week, searching for knowledge and Red Bull. I’d like to write that they’re recuperating now, and some are, but the burdensome truth is that once finals are over, most pivot to work as many hours and jobs as they can to cope with the expense of a college education and the crushing debt it creates. In light of this sobering reality, why do schools (high schools and colleges) still give finals? The legitimacy of a high-stakes test to measure 16 weeks of instruction is questionable. I would argue that the legitimacy of about 95 percent of tests is questionable. Ray Salazar, who teaches English in the Chicago Public Schools and writes a wonderful blog called “The White Rhino,” sums it up nicely. “In the 21st century, we’re supposed to give students real-world experiences inside the classroom,” he writes. “I cannot think of any profession that requires people to take lengthy multiple-choice, short answer, and essay exams for long periods of time.” The payoff is also questionable. It’s easy to blow a good grade with a

THE FINE LINE Jason Akst bad final, but only a small percentage of students raise their grade with a final. That’s why many college teachers are quietly dropping finals if they are able. However, finals aren’t becoming extinct anytime soon, even if they should. Consider: • If the final represents a significant portion of the total grade, one test, especially if it’s flawed or if the student had a bad day, is an unfair, overly stressful way to determine how much a student learned. • If the final represents a minor portion of the total grade, it’s probably not worth the hassle and stress. • Either way, there’s significant doubt that the ability to test well really correlates to deep understanding of subject matter. I know all this, yet I gave finals in three of my five classes this semester. Why? 1. Crazy as it sounds, some students like them. There are students who look forward to and excel in testing situations. 2. Like many classes, mine are a blend of practical and theoretical knowledge. There are several opportunities for “real world” experiences, but I need some way of determining if they know

critical terms and concepts with a minimum of extra work for me. Do would-be reporters understand what constitutes libel? Do would-be PR practitioners understand target audiences? 3. I want their grade to be a mixture of quantitative and qualitative analysis of their work. Though I have been grading writing and design assignments for a long time, this type of grading is highly subjective. I worry about subjectivity. 4. Students need to be able to follow basic directions. In college, for example, final exams often are scheduled at different times and days than the regular class. No one knows why. For example, one of my classes this semester met from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The final was 10 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesday (same day, same room, different time). This time anomaly was noted on the course syllabus, is easily found on NIU’s website, and students had verbal reminders last week. At 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, a student showed up evidently thinking he was 3 minutes early. Most had already finished the test. Me: “You realize this final started at 10 a.m.?” Student: “Oh, the test started at 10 a.m.?”

• Jason Akst teaches journalism and public relations at Northern Illinois University. You can reach him at or follow him on Twitter (@jasonakst).


Sentence of teen in fatal DWI stirs anger The ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON – “Affluenza,” the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday. A judge’s decision to give 16-year-old Ethan Couch 10 years of probation for the fatal accident sparked outrage from relatives of those killed and has led to questions about the defense strategy. A psychologist testified in Couch’s trial in a Fort Worth juvenile court that as a result of “affluenza,” the boy should not receive the maximum 20-year prison sentence prosecutors were seeking. The term “affluenza” was popularized in the late 1990s by Jessie O’Neill, the granddaughter of a past president of General Motors, when she wrote the book “The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence.” It has since been used to describe a condition in which children – generally from richer families – have a sense of entitlement, are irresponsible, make excuses for poor behavior and sometimes dabble in drugs and alcohol, explained Dr. Gary Buffone, a Jacksonville, Fla., psychologist who does family wealth advising. But Buffone said in a telephone interview Thursday that the term wasn’t meant to be used as a defense in a criminal trial or to justify such behavior. “Essentially what he [the judge] has done is slapped this child on the wrist for what is obviously a very serious offense which he would be responsible for in any other situation,” Buffone said. “The defense is laughable, the disposi-

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Evan Jennings speaks to the media June 18 about his father, Brian Jennings, as he sits with friends and senior pastor Scott Sharman. Brian Jennings was killed in a drunken-driving crash. A North Texas juvenile court judge Tuesday sentenced a 16-year-old Ethan Couch to probation for the crash that killed four people. tion is horrifying ... not only haven’t the parents set any consequences, but it’s being reinforced by the judge’s actions.” The psychologist testifying as a defense witness at Couch’s trial testified that the boy grew up in a house where the parents were preoccupied with arguments that led to a divorce, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Prosecutor Richard Alpert argued in court that if the boy continues to be cushioned by his family’s wealth, another tragedy is inevitable. Although Couch’s case was handled in juvenile court, he has been identified publicly by the Tarrant County Sher-

iff’s Office. Dr. Suniya Luthar, a psychologist who specializes in the costs of affluence in suburban communities, told The Associated Press that her research at Columbia University in New York has shown that 20 percent of upper middle-class adolescents believe their parents would help them get out of a sticky situation. District Judge Jean Boyd’s sentence reinforces that belief. “We are setting a double standard for the rich and poor,” she said, noting the message is “families that have money, you can drink and drive. This is a very, very dangerous thing we’re telling our children.”

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Holiday shopping spree not for everyone The ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commercialism of the holidays. Still others are waiting for bigger bargains. And people like Lark-Marie Anton Menchini are more thoughtful about their purchases. The New York public relations executive said in the past she’d buy her children up to eight Christmas gifts each, but this year they’re getting three apiece. The leftover money is going toward their college savings. “We told them Santa is ... being very conscious of how many gifts he puts on

his sleigh,” Menchini, 36, says. Despite an improving economy, most workers are not seeing meaningful wage increases. And some of those who can splurge say the brash commercialism around the holidays – many more stores are opening for business on Thanksgiving – is a turnoff. But perhaps the biggest factor is that shoppers are less motivated than ever by holiday sales. Since the Great Recession, retailers have been dangling more discounts throughout the year, so Americans have learned to hold out for even deeper holiday savings on clothes, electronics and more. To stay competitive and boost sales, retailers are slashing prices further during their busiest season of the year, which is cutting into their own profit margins.

There aren’t reliable figures on how many people plan to shop during the holidays. But early data points to a shift in holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales during the start to the official start to the season – the fourday weekend that began on Thanksgiving Day – dropped 2.9 percent from last year to $57.4 billion. That would mark the first decline in the seven years the trade group has tracked spending. And during the week afterward – which ended on Sunday – sales fell another 2.9 percent compared with a year ago, according to data tracker ShopperTrak, which did not give dollar amounts. Meanwhile, the number of shoppers in stores plunged nearly 22 percent.

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Shoppers rest on chairs Nov. 29 in the Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales over the four-day holiday weekend, including Thanksgiving, declined 2.9 percent from last year, marking the first drop since the group began tracking the figure in 2006.


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No bond reduction in sexual assault case SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert declined Thursday to reduce bond for an 18-year-old Lee man accused of forcing oral sex on a 14-year-old girl in rural Waterman. Justin D. Swanson, of the 1300 block of Woodlawn Road, was charged Monday with aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and Justin D. unlawful reSwanson straint. He also allegedly punched and slapped the girl during the incident last month, court records show. His bond was originally set at $300,000. Defense attorney Richard Amato said Swanson’s family would have been able to post $10,000 if the bond was reduced to $100,000 in order for Swanson to be released while the charges are pending. Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris said Swanson fled to Missouri after the alleged victim’s father showed up before Swanson was charged. Harris declined to reveal more details about the interaction

Relay for Life hosts Sycamore luminaria vigil By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Joyce Bubb thought of the impact her sister-in-law had on her family as she circled candle-lit paper lanterns Thursday night. Bubb had created a paper lantern, or luminaria, in memory of her sister-in-law Brenda, who died at age 56 from cancer last year. The Sycamore resident said Brenda got to be a mother and grandmother before she died. While she had a rough life, she lived through it all with a smile. “I like thinking of her in heaven,” Bubb said. Bubb was one of dozens of people who endured the cold weather outside the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore to commemorate loved ones who lost their battle with cancer and those who find themselves still struggling. Each person created a luminaria with a personal message on the paper bag and placed them outside the courthouse. The ceremony is usually done during the Relay for Life event, which is considered the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, a nonprofit health organization. But members of Relay for Life of DeKalb County wanted to host a luminaria vigil this month to give people going through a difficult time during the holidays a chance to mourn or remember. “Everyone mourns differently,” said Shannon O’Keefe,

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Vigil participants admire the luminarias during the vigil Thursday to commemorate and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer or who are fighting cancer in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Relay for Life event chairwoman Shannon O’Keefe lights a candle during a luminaria vigil Thursday in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse. volunteer event chairwoman for Relay for Life of DeKalb County. “We offer this to people who want to be vocal.” Helping Relay for Life for DeKalb County with the cer-

emony were members of the Kishwaukee Bible Church in Sycamore. Church members sang carols and offered prayers for the participants. Jeff Johnson, a church staff

member, gave a speech to participants at the front of the courthouse about remembering lost loved ones. “It’s not a past love, it’s a present love,” he said. “We’re here because we love them. … These bags represent people who have impacted us greatly in a number of ways.” Some of the luminaria bags had names of mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers. One bag was lit in memory of everyone who bravely battled cancer. After the vigil, each participant blew out the candles and carried the luminaria bags back inside the Kishwaukee Bible Church office. Sycamore resident Kelli Larsen came to the vigil because she lost two members of her family to cancer. “You got to remember the loved ones and also raise awareness about cancer,” she said.

between Swanson and the girl’s father. If convicted of the most serious charge, Swanson would be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison. His next court date is set for Tuesday.

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Gifts needed for free holiday dinner DeKALB – Flippin Eggs is seeking donations, volunteers and diners for its annual free holiday meal. Flippin Eggs, 831 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, will host its eighth annual free community holiday dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 21. The dinner is intended for those who can’t afford a warm holiday meal, as well as those who are spending the holiday season alone. Traditionally, each attendee at the dinner is given a wrapped gift. To make this possible, Flippin Eggs is seeking donations of wrapped gifts. Volunteers also are sought. Monetary gifts will not be accepted, but gift cards may be. Indicate on the gift if it is for a boy, girl, man or woman, and size or age range if necessary. Anyone who could benefit from the dinner is invited. Leftover food and gifts are donated to local charities.

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Event gathers county farmers, school buyers By DEBBIE BEHRENDS SYCAMORE – Local commodity producers will have an opportunity to learn how they might sell to the DeKalb School District during a Meet the Buyer program Wednesday. “This is an opportunity for farmers to learn firsthand what schools are looking for in terms of local food,” said Cynthia Haskins of the Illinois Farm Bureau. The program will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the

DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Julia Govis, University of Illinois Extension Farm to School coordinator, will share opportunities for local produce to be used in schools. She has invited a buyer from Chartwells, the service that provides meals for DeKalb schools, to discuss the company’s purchasing protocol and what items the company buys. If buyers such as Chartwells buy locally, schools will end up serving local prod-

ucts. “We’ve partnered with the Farm Bureau to host these ‘meet the buyer’ programs, and generally pair up producers with buyers for stores and restaurants,” Govis said. “This is the first program to pair up schools and farmers.” The idea behind the program is to help farmers understand how to sell their products locally on a large scale, said Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Extension local food systems and small farms educator. At least one local fruit and

vegetable grower, Jeff Wielert of Bountiful Blessings Farm near Hinckley, is interested. But he said he has a lot of questions. “My concern is that I won’t have enough product,” Wielert said. “I’m hoping it will be a discussion with the buyers about how it could happen. ... When you think about the amount of food a school needs, I just have to ask if a small producer like me can handle something like that.” Wielert was part of a DeKalb-area focus group that met in October to discuss lo-

cal foods. One of the priorities identified was increasing local foods in the schools. On Wednesday, Dan Kenney of DeKalb Community Gardens also is scheduled to provide an update on the progress toward a regional food hub and processing center to aggregate and process locally grown food. There is no fee to attend, but participants are asked to register at For information, contact Ellen Phillips at ephillps@illinois. edu or 815-758-8194.

n What: Meet the School Buyer n When: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday n Where: Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore n Register: http://web. n For information: Contact Ellen Phillips at ephillps@ or 815-758-8194


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DeKalb DIXON – Alcohol might have been a contributing factor in the death of a man found alongside Interstate 88 just west of Dixon on Nov. 13, Illinois State Police said Thursday. Lee Catlin, 65, of Bettendorf, Iowa, was found along the side of the highway, just west of Dixon, almost 12 hours after two 911 calls were made to alert state police to his presence. Catlin’s car was found along the highway less than a mile west of where his body was found, State Police Capt. Jim Winters said Thursday. “It does appear alcohol was a contributing factor [in Catlin’s death],” state police spokeswoman Monique Bond told the Associated Press on Thursday. “We just don’t know. Maybe he had passed out someplace, then again got up [and collapsed elsewhere]. It’s unclear, and it’s unfortunate.” Court documents show that on Nov. 9, four days before Catlin’s body was found, he was arrested by police in Davenport and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, a first offense. Catlin, a science teacher for more than 30 years at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Moline, retired in 2003. Throughout his career, he maintained a strong focus on technology, and during his time as student congress adviser, the school got its first two computers, according to a news release from the school written at the time of his retirement. Since the beginning of the investigation, state police have said that troopers dispatched the night of Dec. 12 in response to the 911 calls found no evidence of him. On Thursday, Bond told the Associated Press that “all protocols and procedures were followed” during the response, and that no internal investigation is being conducted. As to Catlin’s death, Winters said the investigation is nearly complete.

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An 8½-foot tall letter “A,” which stands for atheist or agnostic, erected by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, is on display Tuesday at the annual Christmas market in Chicago’s Daley Plaza. Members of the group said it’s meant to send a message they believe that religious displays on public property are a violation of the separation of church and state.

Atheist group erects ‘A’ in Chicago By DON BABWIN The Associated Press CHICAGO – A few feet from a life-size nativity scene at Chicago’s annual Christmas market stands an 8½-foot-tall letter “A’’ that says “Bah Humbug” to all of that. Adorned with red lights that make it look a bit like a misshapen candy cane, the big “A’’ stands for atheist or agnostic. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation erected it this holiday season to send the message that it believes religious displays on public property are unconstitution-

al violations of the separation of church and state. But instead of employing the typical tactic of suing to block religious displays on public land, the foundation’s Chicago installation sends another message as well: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. “We would rather there not be religion on government property, or atheism, but given the state of the law it looks like these public forums are here to stay,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, the group’s co-president. Faced with the reality that religious displays are often massive, the group decided it needed something bigger and

brighter than the banners it has put up in other cities, and that it was worth the $1,500 to build the huge scarlet letter and the $500 the city charges to put it up and plug it in at the “Christkindlmarket” at Daley Plaza. “Our little banners are dwarfed by those nativity scenes and menorahs, and we were trying to find something to compete with them,” Gaylor said of what is easily the group’s biggest, and most ambitious and expensive display ever. Reinforcing the message of the big, flashy “A,” the display includes a banner that depicts its own version of a

nativity scene: An image of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and the Statue of Liberty gazing lovingly at the Bill of Rights nestled in a manger. And just in case that’s still too subtle, the banner also is emblazoned with the words “Happy Winter Solstice” – referring to the annual astronomical event tied to the seasons – which the group tells holiday revelers is “the true reason for the season,” as opposed to the birth of Jesus Christ. “They don’t even know what they’re celebrating, and we’re pointing that out,” said Gaylor.

Marquita R. Newton, 19, of the 800 block of Crane Drive, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with trespass to land and retail theft. Roger C. O’Brien, 58, of the 1100 block of West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with battery. Trey C. Cominis, 20, of the 700 block of Regent Drive, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with possession of drug paraphernalia. James G. Watson, 23, of the 700 block of Regent Drive, DeKalb, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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State wards won’t be moved from southern Illinois disabled center The ASSOCIATED PRESS CARLYLE – A judge’s ruling this week means 23 wards of the state will not be moved for now from the facility for the developmentally disabled where they live in southern Illinois. It was welcome news to groups behind a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to block the state’s closure of the Murray Developmental Center in Centralia. Gov. Pat Quinn ordered Murray and other facilities closed last year as part of an effort to save the state tens of millions of dollars. The suit,

filed by parents of residents and support groups for the developmentally disabled, contends that the more than 200 people living at Murray would not get the care they need if transferred to smaller community-based homes. Many of the residents have spent a majority of their lives at the facility and have severe disabilities that only an institution can adequately handle, the lawsuit said. The legal action has delayed transfers for most residents, but 23 of them are wards of the state with no parents or guardians to advocate for them.

A Clinton County judge decided Wednesday to postpone a ruling on whether they will be included in the lawsuit, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. That means they will not be moved from the center for the time being, said Rita Winkeler, chairman of the Murray Center Parents Association. “It’s something I’ve worried about since the beginning,” she told the News-Democrat. “We really worry about the wards of the state because they don’t have parents and guardians to protect their rights.”

8OBITUARIES MARY MARGARET MONTGOMERY Born: Jan. 11, 1922, in Esmond, Ill. Died: Dec. 7, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Mary Margaret Montgomery, 91, of Esmond, Ill., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Bethany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in the family farmhouse in Esmond, to Ralph and Tillie (Grider) Montgomery. Mary began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse. After many years of teaching, she retired from Guilford Center in Rockford after 35 years of service, to care for her parents. Her mother and father were

farmers. Mary was a member of the South Grove Women Farmers Association. Mary and her parents were lifelong members of Esmond United Methodist Church. She was very involved, playing the organ for services for years and teaching Sunday school classes. She loved to travel, especially her trip to Alaska. Mary loved gathering people together, and planned many class and family reunions. She loved caring for animals, especially cats, and cultivated flowers on their farm. Mary is survived by many cousins and their families. She also is survived by Mike Peterson of Rockford, whom she treated like a son. He cared for her lawn and did errands for her. Mary also is survived by her neighbor, Shelly Brock of Esmond, who was her caregiver before she went into the

nursing home. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her infant brother, Kermit. Special thanks to DeKalb County Hospice, especially Judy, her primary care nurse. Also to Bethany Healthcare, especially Nav, who went above and beyond to show her care to Mary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Esmond United Methodist Church, 475 Eychaner Road, Esmond. The Rev. David Rogula will officiate the service. The visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, an hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery in Esmond. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Arrangements by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Sycamore Quiram Chapel, 1245 Somonauk

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House approves budget bill on bipartisan vote The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease acrossthe-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat. The legislation, backed by the White House, cleared on a vote of 332-94, with lopsided majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike voting in fa-

vor. Final passage is expected next week in the Senate. The House vote gave a light coating of bipartisan cooperation to the end of a bruising year divided government. Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, said the vote “shows Washington can ... stop governing by crisis and both sides can work together to get things done.” Minutes after the vote, the House approved a broad military policy bill that aims to curb sexual assaults, covers combat pay for U.S. forces and funds new aircraft and ships. That vote was 350-69, sending

the bill to the Senate, which plans to adjourn for the year next week. In the end, the budget debate in the House was tame by comparison with Boehner’s criticism of Republican-fa- Rep. Paul voring outside Ryan groups that at R-Wis. times have been more of an obstacle to him than Democrats. “I think they’re misleading their followers,” the Republican speaker said of the

groups, whom he pointedly also blamed for last fall’s politically damaging partial government shutdown. “I think they’re pushing our members in places where they don’t want to be. Sen. Patty And frankly, I just think that Murray they’ve lost all D-Wash. credibility” by opposing legislation before the details are known. He mentioned no organizations by name, although it appeared he was referring to

Heritage Action and Club for Growth, both of which have sought to push the House further to the right than the Republican leadership has been willing to go. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a chief GOP architect of the deal, made the conservatives’ case for support. The measure “reduces the deficit by $23 billion. It does not raise taxes and it cuts spending in a smarter way,” said the Budget Committee’s chairman, whose handiwork could well be challenged in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. The second-ranking Dem-

ocrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, joined party leaders in swinging behind the measure, although he noted he represents 62,000 federal workers and said future government employees will pay higher pensions costs because of the bill. “This agreement is better than the alternative” of deeper across-the-board cuts, he said. The agreement, negotiated by Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington – and endorsed by the White House – would set overall spending levels for the current budget year and the one that begins on Oct. 1.

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER – Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone’s guess. The state’s 160 hopeful pot shops are so mired in red tape and confusion that no one knows yet when or if they’ll be allowed to open. Not a single shop will clear state and local licensing requirements until about Dec. 27. “There’s a perception that come Jan. 1, Colorado’s going to be like Walmart on Black Friday, people pouring through the doors. Not going to happen,” said Mike Elliott, spokesman for the state’s Medical Marijuana Industry Group. Even as so-called ganjapreneurs are expanding operations, pouring concrete and planning tentative grand openings, they’re still navigating a maze of regulations. Many of the applicants are still waiting on inspections, local zoning hearings and background checks before finding out whether they’ve been approved to open their doors to adults over 21. “There might be a lot of disappointed people on New Year’s Day,” Elliott said. Some of the largest potential new retail pot towns – Aspen, Aurora and Boulder – have already announced they won’t have permitting red tape cleared by Jan. 1. Marijuana tourism companies


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Elle Beau, an employee of The Clinic, a Denver-based dispensary with several outlets, reaches into a display case for marijuana while helping a customer Dec. 6 in Denver. The Clinic is among the roughly 150 medical marijuana dispensaries hoping to sell to recreational users when such sales become legal on Jan. 1. that already lead bring-yourown pot tours in Colorado are putting off new trips, unsure where they’d bring tourists looking to buy legal pot, not just smoke it. Even in towns hoping to have at least a shop or two open, such as Breckenridge and Telluride, there will be no 12:01 a.m. pot sales. Like liquor stores, marijuana shops have mandated opening hours, not before 8 a.m. anywhere in Colorado. The regulatory delays are testing the patience of many in the industry.

Ryan Cook, general manager of one of the state’s largest marijuana businesses, a chain of stores called The Clinic, is spending his days not prepping a grand opening plan but going to Denver’s zoning, planning and fire departments to check on permits. Cook recently counted out more than $1,400 in cash for some permits from the Denver Fire Department. He was then told he needs another permit for a new machine he acquired to produce marijuana extracts, a $50,000 contrap-

tion obtained specifically to comply with new safety guidance from the Fire Department itself. “You guys have put me through the ringer,” Cook joked after picking up the permits, just part of some $300,000 in various permit and license fees The Clinic’s six shops will pay to various state and local agencies this year. “It would be sad for us to see only one or two shops open in the entire state on Jan. 1, but I can see that happening,” Cook said.

Probe renews debate over aviation culture The ASSOCIATED PRESS New details about the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet have renewed questions about whether a culture of strict deference to more-senior pilots can compromise air safety. Documents and testimony from the National Transportation Safety Board this week showed there was confusion and poor communication in the cockpit of the Asiana jet as it approached San Francisco International Airport in July. Two of the pilots told investigators they opted against voicing critical concerns or grabbing the controls because they were subordinate to the instructor. The co-pilot, who was sitting in a jump seat at the back of the cockpit, told investigators that the plane seemed to be descending too quickly from a high altitude. He “prepared in his mind to recommend something” to the two more-senior pilots at the controls, “but he did not.”

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From left, Capt. Daren Gulbransen, Boeing manager; Kwang-hee Lee, director of Korea’s Air Operations Safety Division; Capt. Sung-kil Lee, Asiana B777 chief pilot; and Capt. Rod McNaughton, manager of flight training with Boeing Korea, are sworn in Wednesday before testifying before a National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing in Washington on the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The pilot flying the plane was an experienced flier who was being trained on the Boeing 777. But when asked whether he considered aborting the landing and circling around as they came in too low and too slow, he said such a “go-around” maneuver should

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be done only by the captain or an instructor pilot. “That is very hard to explain; that is our culture,” investigators quoted him saying. The pilot also said he was momentarily blinded by a beam of bright light. He wasn’t

wearing aviator sunglasses because he said that would be disrespectful in the presence of a superior like his instructor in the next seat. After cockpit culture was identified as a factor in several South Korean airliner crashes in the 1980s and ’90s, procedures and hierarchies were overhauled in Korea and elsewhere, including the U.S., improving that situation. But the Asiana crash on July 6 thrust the issue back to the forefront. The plane’s tail clipped a seawall, and the aircraft spun down the runway. Three Chinese teens died, including one who was run over by two fire trucks as rescuers rushed to the scene; 304 people survived, the vast majority without major injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board hasn’t identified a cause of the crash yet, but during a daylong hearing Wednesday much of the testimony focused on confusion about automated speed settings and pilot training.



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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California officials have voted to allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they have been raped or beaten. The vote by the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board on Thursday changes a 1990s-era anticrime regulation. The rule had excluded prostitutes from the list of people who could be reimbursed for medical costs and related expenses if they were harmed during violent crimes, because their activities are illegal. The three-member board voted unanimously to end California’s status as the only state with such a prohibition. It will take several months to formally repeal the regulation.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Mega Millions jackpot is the second-largest in the game’s history and comes less than two months after the game made changes aimed at inflating its jackpots. Mega Millions officials lowered the odds of winning in October and, thus, increased the odds of jackpots rolling over. The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing stood Thursday at an estimated $400 million. It is the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions operators made the changes after seeing how changes to Powerball helped that lottery’s jackpots balloon. Powerball also doubled its ticket price in January 2012 from $1 to $2.

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current location. “It’s a question of costs and it’s a question of desire,” Urich said after Peoria’s City Council gave the go-ahead to pursue the boat. “If the costs come back and it’s $4 million to put in a dock, I’m not sure they would do it. If the package is more affordable than that, maybe they’ll be interested in making a proposal.” The newspaper reports the permanent dock and facilities for the ship in Evansville, where the boat has been since 2005, cost about $3 million. This fall, the LST-325 hit waterways to visit Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. It has previously docked in Peoria in 2007 and 2011, drawing thousands of spectators. The boat is owned by a not-for-profit group. Wanda Engstrom, who works with the ship in Indiana, said a group from the organization plans to visit Peoria.


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Arctic gets a break, but warming ongoing By SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top of the world, reducing the number of reindeer and shrinking snow and ice, while increasing certain fish and extending the growing season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its report card for the Arctic on Thursday, portraying 2013 as moderate compared with the roasting 2012. Overall Arctic temperatures didn’t soar quite as high,

and Greenland ice sheets and summer sea ice didn’t melt as much. “The Arctic caught a break, if you will, in 2013, but one year doesn’t change the longterm trend toward a warmer Arctic,” said report card editor Martin Jeffries, a University of Alaska geophysicist who is the science adviser to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. “The Arctic has shifted to a new normal,” Jeffries said at the American Geophysical Union scientific conference in San Francisco, where the 136page report card was released. While 2013 looks a tad cool compared with the last six years, it is unusually warm

compared with the 20th century, he said. Central Alaska’s summer was one of the warmest on record, coming months after its coldest April since 1924, NOAA said. Fairbanks experienced a record 36 days of more than 80 degrees. And snow cover in May and June was near record low levels in North America and broke a record for the least snow in Eurasia. But one of the biggest climate change indicators, summer sea ice, wasn’t as bad as expected. Sea ice in 2013 reached its sixth-lowest level in the three decades that NOAA has been keeping

track. That’s up from the lowest ever in 2012. But the seven lowest levels have all occurred in the last seven years. The 2013 figure “is simply natural variability,” said National Snow and Ice Data Center director Mark Serreze, who wasn’t part of the NOAA report but praised it. “There is nothing about the year 2013 that provides any evidence that the Arctic is starting a path toward recovery.” He added: “Looking back 20 years from now, the world will be warmer and we’ll have much less sea ice than today. We’ll see that 2013 was just a temporary respite.”

Interpreter at Mandela event was hallucinating The ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG – The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish. South African officials scrambled Thursday to explain how they came to hire the man and said they were investigating what vetting process, if any, he underwent for his security clearance. “In the process, and in the speed of the event, a mistake happened,” deputy Cabinet minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said. She apologized to deaf people around the world who were offended by the incomprehensible signing. However, she declined to say whether a government department, the presidency or the ruling African National Congress party was responsible for hiring the sign in-

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Thamsanqa Jantjie gestures at his home during an interview Thursday with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jantjie, the man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices. terpreter, telling reporters it isn’t the time to “point fingers and vilify each other and start shouting.” The man at the center of the controversy said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he began hallucinating while onstage in the stadium filled with tens of thousands of people and that he tried not to panic because there were “armed po-

licemen around me.” Thamsanqa Jantjie added that he has schizophrenia, was once hospitalized in a mental health facility for 19 months and has been violent in the past. The disclosures raised serious security concerns for Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries who stood next to Jantjie as they eulogized Man-

dela at FNB Stadium in Soweto, the black township at the center of the struggle against racist white rule. Mandela died on Dec. 5 at 95. In Washington, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said vetting for criminal history and other appropriate background checks of the people onstage were the responsibility of the South Africans. He added that Secret Service agents are “always in close proximity to the president.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on how South Africa handled the hiring of the translator. However, he added: “If in fact the individual was not signing, that’s unfortunate because that meant that people who rely on sign language to follow the speeches were not able to.” Jantjie has been seen on video performing sign language interpretation at other prominent events in South Africa criticized as fake by advocates for the deaf, including at an appearance last December with South African President Jacob Zuma.

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8WORLD BRIEFS At parley, Palestinians cite lack of shared vision DOHA, Qatar – An unprecedented gathering of top Palestinian politicians and academics this week suggested that the split between Islamists and secular nationalists has hardened into permanence. There was an overwhelming sense of a national movement in crisis at the conference in Qatar – despite the intensity of the current mediation by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who returned to the region Thursday for his ninth trip this year, less than a week after his last effort. The clear sentiment at the Doha conference was that Israeli-Palestinian talks, now in their fifth month, cannot succeed. That left Fatah, the nationalist party that essentially controls the Palestinian autonomous zones in the West Bank, with a feeling of impasse. Hamas, which seized the Gaza Strip in 2007 but is increasingly isolated and besieged, is hardly more ebullient. The lack of a shared vision – the Islamic militant group depends on force and Fatah continues to negotiate – only deepens the sense of fragmentation, said participants.

Putin defends Russian conservative values MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his government’s promotion of conservative values, chiding the West for treating “good and evil” equally. Russia has faced Western criticism over a law banning “propaganda of non-traditional relations,” which gay rights groups say has given a green light to harassment and intimidation. Putin said Thursday in his annual state-of-the-nation

address that Russia will carry on defending traditional family values. Quoting an early 20th century Russian philosopher, he said conservatism does not stop society from progressing but prevents it from falling backward into “chaotic darkness and the state of primitive man.”

Grass-roots protests spread through Italy SOAVE, Italy – For the first time in the five years of Italy’s economic crisis, grass-roots protests expressing frustration and anger at Italy’s political class are spreading across the nation. Students were marching through cities and towns, small business owners were blocking highway entrances and demonstrators even tried to close the border with France. The single aim: to send all the politicians home in a bid to end the country’s malaise. The “Pitchfork Protests” were in their fourth day Thursday, reflecting the deepening pain spread by Italy’s recession.

Bangladesh executes opposition leader DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal. An intelligence official said the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah took place Thursday night in a jail in Dhaka. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. Mollah is the first person executed after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010 began trying people suspected of war crimes. Most of the defendants are opposition members.

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there wasn’t a similar chapter in the previous book on the county’s history. “I put a lot of emphasis on [Northern Illinois University] because it is kind of the heart where symphony orchestras, operas and stage productions came from,” he said. In 2009, the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society formed a committee filled with community members and leaders who were experts in the topics the book covers. Terry Martin and the book’s editor, Kate Schott, former managing editor of the Daily Chronicle, led the committee. “The magical thing, I think, is that we found our authors without much controversy,” Terry Martin said. “I don’t think there was any controversy. It was a lot easier to find authors that had expertise in the various areas and were willing from the very beginning to say yes.” The project received financial contributions, grants and sponsorships from many organizations, businesses and community figures in the county. Terry Martin said none of the authors were paid, but Schott received a stipend. He said she was chosen to edit the book when committee members realized they need-

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“So much has happened in the last 50 years that we had to determine what to put in and what to leave out.” Averil Schreiber, who co-wrote the chapter about townships and municipalities ed someone with the technical expertise to organize the book. The history of the county isn’t told solely through words, but also in 350 images. The majority of them were gathered from Shaw Media newspapers in the county

and the Joiner History Room, which Breese directs. She co-wrote the chapter on agriculture with Al Golden, who died before the book was published. Breese said in her research she found several things people might not know happened in the coun-

ty, such as the development of hybrid corn and the use of “gene guns” to modify corn genes in the early 1990s. Sherrie Martin said creating the book had been a long process and everyone was excited to get their copies. A book signing has been planned for Saturday in the Little Theater at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center. “To me as a co-author, it’s been such a delight to see the book,” she said. “This is our first chance and that is quite a thrill.”

“Acres of Change” has a cover price of $39.95, and will be available for purchase at the following locations: • Inboden’s Market, 1106 N. First St., DeKalb • Joiner History Room, 103 E. State St., Sycamore • Kirkland Heritage Society, 309 S. Fifth St., Kirkland • Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum, 622 Park Ave., Genoa • Klein, Stoddard, Buck, and Lewis, LLC, 2045 Aberdeen Court, Sycamore • Lehan Drugs, 1407 S. Fourth St., DeKalb • Leo’s Trophies, 16 E. Railroad St., Sandwich • Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore • Sycamore Antiques, 320 W. State St., Sycamore • Victoria’s Crossing, 220 W. Main St., Genoa

Free program aims to grow recycling • RECYCLING Continued from page A1 in more than 300 communities in all 50 states, according to Recyclebank already is in place in the Illinois communities of Sterling, Gurnee, O’Fallon and Ela Township. The program is being offered at no charge as an incentive to increase recycling, said T.J. Moore, the city’s public works director. “People don’t have to sign up, but we would encourage them to do so,” Moore said. Newman said members tend to become unofficial ambassadors for the program, urging their neighbors to recycle because more recycling equates to more points. From the city’s perspective, more recycling makes the community more attractive to waste haulers, Moore said. “If we can demonstrate that we are a high-recycling community, it would limit the rate of increase in rates for waste hauling,” Moore said. “On a more intangible level, by increasing recycling, we are decreasing the amount that ends up in the landfill. A lot of items that end up in the landfill don’t need to end up there.”

Drone strike follows massive fatal car bombing and coordinated assault on Yemen’s military headquarters • YEMEN Continued from page A1 campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which Washington has called the most dangerous branch of the global terrorist network. Thursday’s drone strike is the second since a massive car bombing and coordinated assault on Yemen’s military headquarters killed 56 people,

including foreigners. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for U.S. drone strikes that have killed dozens of the group’s leaders. Security forces in the Yemeni capital boosted their presence Thursday, setting up checkpoints across the city and sealing off the road to the president’s residence, in response to what the Interior Ministry called threats

of “terrorist plots” targeting vital institutions and government buildings. Meanwhile, in Yemen’s restive northern region, ultraconservative Sunni Muslim militants and rebels belonging to a branch of Shiite Islam battled each other with artillery and machine guns in clashes that killed more than 40 people, security officials said. The violence between Islamic Salafi fighters and Haw-

thi rebels has raged for weeks in Yemen’s northern province of Saada, but the latest sectarian clashes marked an expansion of the fighting to the neighboring province of Hagga. The government brokered a cease-fire last month to try to end the violence, but both sides have repeatedly broken the truce. Officials said clashes began when ultraconservative Salafis took over a Hawthi

stronghold in a mountainous area near the border with Saudi Arabia. The officials say that most of the casualties were on the Hawthi side. The officials said that Salafis, however, accused Hawthis of trying to infiltrate their strongholds in the town of Fagga. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the fighting public-

ly. Hawthi launched an insurgency in 2004 against autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down in 2012 after a popular uprising against his rule. Over the course of the Hawthi rebellion, hundreds of people were killed and an estimated 125,000 people uprooted until the rebels and the government struck a fragile ceasefire in 2010. is your connection to the Internet’s leading automotive marketplace. Search millions of new and pre-owned vehicles to find the right one for you. Visit to get started.


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Illinois needs tax reform

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR State pensions still broken To the Editor: It just needs to be said. Don’t allow the hype about the recently passed pension bill to mislead you. The General Assembly has failed the taxpayer, again. While the measure to reduce the cost of living adjustment provides near term savings, it is a drop in the bucket of the reform necessary to provide meaningful taxpayer relief. But, real relief obviously wasn’t their objective. The bill’s measure to increase the retirement age is deceiving. It still allows state employees and teachers currently age 45 and older to retire with a full pension at the age of 60, or as

young as age 55 with 30 years of service. The savings provided won’t be fully realized for years. Moreover, the bill did little to rein in the generous monthly pension except to establish an $110,000 per year cap on which a pension is based. Monthly pensions will still be determined as the product of 2.2 percent for each year of service and the employee’s or teacher’s average of their high 48-month incomes (high-48) (high 120-month for new employees). Thus, 20 years of service yields a monthly pension of 44 percent of the high-48/high-120 up to the new cap, 30 years of

service yields 66 percent and so on up to 75 percent maximum. In contrast, a 30-year state pension is double the benefit a private sector employee can expect from Social Security for a comparable middle income high-48. As might be expected, General Assembly members are provided with an even more generous pension which is capped at 85 percent of their final salary after 20 years of service and which can begin at age 55. It should not come as any surprise that the majority of the pension system’s cost has been allotted to the taxpayer. This reality is the primary reason for the so-called temporary state

income tax rate increase from 3 to 5 percent imposed in 2011. But despite this reality, the new bill reduced the employee’s/teacher’s contribution by 1 percent instead of increasing it by an appropriate amount to at least achieve funding parity with the taxpayer’s contribution. As it stands, don’t expect the 3 percent income tax rate to return any time soon, if at all. The state pension system is still broken. It is time for the taxpayer, and notably the private sector, to elect members to the General Assembly who will work for real pension reform. Gary Moberg Sycamore

With Pope Francis, ‘Time’ got it just right In choosing Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, Time magazine dared to commit an almost unthinkable act in modern-day journalism. It chose to celebrate hope – and civility. A key phrase in its long cover story, written by Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias: “This new Pope may have found a way out of the 20th century culture wars.” Time’s choice has launched countless critics, of course. I, too, lament that only five women have made the stand-alone cut. I understand why National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s runner-up finish set off a round of criticism steeped in disbelief from his defenders. Nevertheless, I think Time got this one just right. I am not Catholic and have been critical of the church for mishandling the pedophile sex scandal and its backward views of women and the gay community. There are always more battles to be won. But Time’s decision to honor this gentle warrior for social and economic justice speaks to a national yearning. Any journalist willing to talk to people outside the Beltway knows this to be true: The majority of citizens have had it with the state of discourse in this country, particularly in our nation’s capital. People are hurting, and they are desperate for reasons to hope. As Time’s story noted, the pope is cannier than his gentle demeanor suggests: “He makes masterly use of 21st century tools to perform his 1st century office. He is photographed washing the feet of female convicts, posing for selfies with young visitors to the Vatican, embracing a man with a deformed face. He is quoted saying of women who consider abortion because of poverty or rape, ‘Who can remain unmoved before such painful situations?’ Of gay people: ‘If a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge.’ To divorced and remarried Catholics who are, by rule, forbidden from taking

VIEWS Connie Schultz Communion, he says that this crucial rite ‘is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.’ ” And then he took on capitalism. “We also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality,” he wrote. “Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.” It’s enough to take our breath away. Perhaps timing has informed my response. Earlier this week, I joined dozens of fellow journalists for an off-the-record conference to address incivility in the media. Convened in Washington, D.C., by the Newseum, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the National Institute for Civil Discourse, we worked hard to define our core values as journalists and explore our influence – currently and moving forward – on the state of discourse in this country. Sarika Bansal was one of the presenters. She is director of partnerships for the Solutions Journalism Network, which supports reporting that includes successful responses to social problems. After the conference, the mixed reactions to Time’s selection of Pope Francis prompted me to reach out to her. What did she make of the critics, I wondered, particularly those championing

Snowden? “I understand that perspective,” she said. “The heroism we attach to whistleblowers and holding people in power accountable. But that shouldn’t be our only feedback mechanism. “We tend to say, ‘If he isn’t doing anything wrong, what’s the point of covering him?’ We have a habit of laying out all that’s wrong but never give people a model for what’s working. ... If you’re covering what at least has some evidence of success, it can bridge a lot of divides.” That, in a nutshell, appears to be what Pope Francis is doing. Certainly, that is true for me. My own reaction to the photo of him kissing the face of a disfigured man caught me off guard. I stared at that picture for a long time, wondering whether I – a woman of faith and a columnist who’s staked a career on writing about the unfortunate and disenfranchised – would have the courage to do that. To touch that man, to pull him close. Surely, I was not the only journalist moved – perhaps shocked is the better word – by the sight of institutional power exercised so humbly. What if we trusted that small stirring in ourselves and recognized it as the thing that connects us to the people we cover and the audiences we are trying to reach? As Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs wrote this week, “in less than a year, [Pope Francis] has done something remarkable: he has not changed the words, but he’s changed the music.” Bravo to Time for having the guts – the civility, if you will – to celebrate this song of hope, which a hurting world has been longing to hear.

• 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.

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We’re disappointed – but not surprised – that Office Depot chose Florida over Illinois for its corporate headquarters. The office supply retailer based in Boca Raton, Fla., merged last month with OfficeMax under the Office Depot name. OfficeMax was based in Naperville. The company said it chose Florida because it thinks it can be more profitable there. Given Illinois’ tax climate, no one should be surprised. OfficeMax has more than 2,000 corporate employees in Illinois, of whom 1,600 are based in Naperville. Office Depot plans to relocate some portion of those jobs to Florida, but did not say how many. Before making its decision, the new company sought tax incentives from both states. A tax incentive bill passed the Illinois Senate, but did not get a vote in the House. Regardless, we do For the record not support a piecemeal approach to luring new busiWe do not support a nesses or keeping current piecemeal approach to ones in Illinois. luring new businesses or As we’ve said in the past, keeping current ones in these business-by-business Illinois. negotiated deals are unfair to other businesses, particularly small businesses, which represent a large part of the economy. Continuing to give some big employers major tax breaks while not doing the same for others is not a viable long-term solution for Illinois’ poor business climate. For Illinois to really compete with other states – and countries – for jobs, it must take a hard look at real tax reform. Compared to other U.S. states, Illinois ranks 47th in corporate taxes, 33rd in sales taxes, 43rd in unemployment insurance and 44th in property taxes. Translation? Our taxes are too high. Combine that with an incompetent General Assembly and ineffective governor, and it’s no wonder we’re losing businesses to other states. With a watered-down pension reform legislation behind us, perhaps 2014 will be the year for tax reform. We won’t hold our breath.


No Labels has right ideas For all the gridlock in Congress we see on TV and elsewhere, many Americans might be surprised to know there is a group of about 90 members of Congress making efforts to find bipartisan solutions to the real problems facing the country. No Labels is a bipartisan group of elected leaders that has been quietly pushing an agenda aimed at breaking down the barriers to gridlock and proposing common sense solutions to America’s fiscal challenges. It has recently designated some members of Congress as part of a “Problem Solving Coalition” if they agree to some simple principles like working together, being accountable and governing for the future. No Labels is a refreshing approach to governing. With 43 Democrats, 37 Republicans and one independent, No Labels has been meeting regularly with members of the other party to hear ideas, build relationships, talk about common goals and find solutions to some of the nation’s toughest problems. Its efforts don’t garner a lot of media publicity like the conflict industry that derives its payola by fostering acrimony from most of the rest of Congress. But No Labels has captured public support for its way of doing business and some specific efforts. It now boasts membership of hundreds of ordinary people across the country. It was behind the “no budget, no pay” legislation that passed both houses of Congress this year. That legislation required that members of Congress do not receive pay unless they complete a budget on time. The No Label problem solvers proposed a ninepoint legislative agenda aimed at getting Congress and the government working. In July, some 70 members of the coalition introduced their package of proposals that would institute the “no budget, no pay” policy, require a budget every two years instead of every year, consolidate duplicative government programs, require smarter bulk purchasing by government, cut federal travel by 50 percent and create bipartisan groups to evaluate the efficiency of federal programs. No Labels co-founders include former Republican Gov. John Huntsman of Utah and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. It was established in 2010, prompted in part by the partisan divide in Congress that came with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The No Labels website highlights that there were no Republican supporters of that effort as an impetus for their formation. The group also notes on its website that since that time Republicans have attempted risky and dangerous tactics for derailing the law and Democrats have remained unwilling to consider modifications. But it’s clear the coalition has a bigger purpose than making sure the ACA is amended – even Democrats have proposed amendments to the law. The coalition aims to create an atmosphere in Washington that nurtures the sensible bipartisan solutions to many of our problems. The effort is solid and deserves the support of all Americans who want to see Washington work and get beyond the gridlock that threatens our prosperity as a nation. Mankato (Minn.) Free Press

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Shaw Media’s Tom Musick tries to ind dirt on Bears quarterback Josh McCown (right). ... the problem is, there’s isn’t any. PAGE B3

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Sports editor Ross Jacobson •


Barbs continue win streak By KEVIN DRULEY MAPLE PARK – Win or lose, home team wrestlers routinely scurry to roll up the mats at the end of each dual. The act felt partially like penance for Kaneland athletes Thursday night. While DeKalb coach Mike Pater admitted “you’re never really comfortable wrestling Kaneland because they’re always coming at you pretty hard,” the compliment was far from enough salve for the Barbs’ 44-18 win. “Usually we’re pounding more and going at them a little, but tonight we were kind of slacking some,” Knights’ senior 138-pounder Dane Goodenough said. “We are a team that will keep go-

More online For all your prep sports coverage – stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and more – log on to ing, keep driving, and we won’t stop. And we will, at the end of the year, if we were to face DeKalb again, we will win. We will beat them by driving.” DeKalb remained unbeaten in Northern Illinois Big 12 East duals with its second victory in as many matches. Being aggressive against the

Knights (1-1 NI Big 12 East) went a long way in a key early swing. Competing against Jacob Shearer at 120, the Barbs’ Brendan McGee pounced for a technical fall, attacking throughout to gain a 17-2 advantage after 4:15. Two bouts later, at 132, DeKalb’s Nick Roach recovered from an early slip to earn the quickest fall of the night. With the Knights’ Luke Eggenberger sprawling to create offense, Roach found his footing at an opportune time and put Eggenberger on his back in 30 seconds. Leif Williams addErik Anderson for Shaw Media ed a fall at 182 later on, but Pater was DeKalb’s Parker Stratton sits atop and locks Kaneland’s Matthew Redman against hoping for a sharper instinct from his the mat during the 126-pound weight class as Kaneland hosted DeKalb on Thursday team in between.

See WRESTLING, page B2

at Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Stratton defeated Redman. DeKalb won the match, 44-18.



Lynch’s finalist season adds up By JEFF ARNOLD

AP file photo

Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch looks to pass against Akron during the first half Oct. 12 in DeKalb. Lynch was one of six Heisman Trophy finalists invited Monday to the ceremony along with overwhelming favorite Jameis Winston of Florida State and last year’s winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.

Former NIU assistant coach: ‘That’s a disservice to Jordan’ By STEVE NITZ


eKALB – One inevitable comparison for Jordan Lynch is Tim Tebow. The Northern Illinois senior quarterback and former Florida star and Heisman Trophy winner have a similar running style. Both players are big and strong with the ability to lay a blow into oncoming defenders. Each player has an unusual athletic build for a quarterback. NIU coach Rod Carey compared the two quarterbacks before last year’s Or-

Note to readers This is the third of a three-part series on Jordan Lynch’s evolution into a Heisman Trophy candidate.

ange Bowl, but with another season under Lynch’s belt and a passing ability that continues to improve, that comparison may no longer be valid. Jim Zebrowski saw Jordan Lynch before he evolved into the Heisman Trophy finalist he is today. Zebrowski came to NIU in 2010 as the quarterbacks coach, and when he watched

Lynch, who ran the triple option in high school, that spring, he saw Lynch was more than just a runner. When Zebrowski worked with the redshirt freshman, he saw a player that didn’t have any big mechanical flaws in his throwing motion and a guy that could make all the throws. “He has arm strength, that was never an issue,” Zebrowski said. “He has a really strong arm.” Three years later, everyone around NIU’s program has seen Lynch dazzle with his rushing ability.

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See HEISMAN, page B3

Jordan Lynch can’t tell you exactly how many items bearing his photo or autograph exist on eBay. But he knows they’re out there. Among the collection of 35 football cards, miniature Northern Illinois football helmets and even a pair of orange end zone pylons with the NIU logo on them that are currently up for bid online, 28 include the Heisman Trophy finalist’s signature. In today’s open marketplace, fans seek top dollar for On TV merchandise signed by star The 79th annual college athletes Heisman Melike Lynch. The morial Trophy athletes, according presentation to NCAA rules, ceremony in are not permitted New York, 7 p.m. to be paid for their Saturday, ESPN football services or for jerseys, photos and cards bearing their likeness are sold. And yet, universities like NIU are benefiting financially from the exposure that comes from having high-profile players on the field. Exposure means money. How much? The president of a Michigan-based firm that evaluates corporate sponsorships said nationally recognized athletes like Lynch can be worth up to nearly $5 million a month in media exposure, putting not only the player on a national stage but his school as well. “At the end of the day, you’re exposing that name to potentially millions of readers and viewers and that’s pretty powerful,” said Eric Wright, the president and executive director of research at Joyce Julius and Associates in Ann Arbor, Mich.

See LYNCH, page B3


Sycamore, DeKalb split doubleheader By ANTHONY ZILIS DeKALB – The Sycamore girls bowling team looked down and out heading into the third game of Thursday’s dual meet with DeKalb, trailing by 11 after co-captain Kelsey Johnston suffered a wrist injury in Game 2. But Sycamore coach Andy Hampton called upon Lannie Howerton, who bowled well in two games on the junior varsity earlier in the evening, and the freshman came through. In her first varsity game, Howerton bowled a score of 184, the second-best game of the day for the Spartans, and Sycamore took the series over Monica Maschak – DeKalb, 2,738-2,716 at Mardi Gras DeKalb’s Maddy Jouris fist bumps a teammate after her turn at a bowling match be- Lanes. tween DeKalb and Sycamore on Thursday at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb. “Making the move to bring up

Lannie Howerton was a blind move,” Hampton said. “She had bowled well, so I thought, ‘We’ll stick her in and give her some experience.’ I wasn’t really thinking about the outcome of the game, I wasn’t thinking about the outcome of the series … You start adding the numbers up, and you’re like, ‘Wow, I think we’re going to win this game,’ and then you keep adding the numbers up, and you’re like, ‘We might bail out the series tonight.’ So it’s a great feeling.” Sophomore Kelly Drake led the way for the young Spartans, who are 20-6 in conference, with a three-game score of 526. Morgan Jones finished with a score of 462. As a sophomore, Drake knows how much of an adjustment her young teammates are making.

“[It’s difficult] to get used to things, just being different bowling in leagues to bowling in high school,” Drake said. “You travel more and you bowl more games … [Our coaches] know how to make us adjust.” DeKalb’s Maddy Jouris bowled the high series of the day with a threegame score of 601. The Barbs lost a few key bowlers from last year’s team, and coach Bill Holland knows this group has room to improve before regionals. “We hope we do well enough to contend at regionals,” Holland said. “Maddy Jouris has gone to state a couple of times, so she knows what it’s like up there as a team, as an individual and as a backup.”

See BOWLING, page B2


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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Leland at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Hiawatha at Hinckley-Big Rock, 6:45 p.m. Rochelle at Kaneland, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Sycamore at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central, 7:15 p.m. Wrestling Belvidere at Sycamore, 5:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Plano tournament, 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY Boys Basketball Sycamore at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Harvard, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb at United Township, 1 p.m. Byron at Hinckley-Big Rock, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling DeKalb at Grant quad, 9 a.m. Sycamore at Antioch quad, 9 a.m. Genoa-Kingston at Plano tournament, 9 a.m. Boys Swimming DeKalb-Sycamore at Freeport Invite, 10:30 a.m. Boys Bowling Sycamore at Guilford tournament, 1 p.m. Girls Bowling DeKalb at Streamwood tournament, 9 a.m. Sycamore at Plainfield North tournament, 9 a.m.

8WHAT TO WATCH College football NCAA, FCS, playoffs, quarterfinals, Towson at Eastern Illinois, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, first round, at Naples, Fla., noon, TGC Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, third round, at Bangkok, 10:30 p.m., TGC Men’s college basketball Iowa at Iowa State, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU Men’s college hockey Colorado College at Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN Men’s college soccer NCAA College Cup, New Mexico vs. Notre Dame in Chester, Pa., 4 p.m., ESPNU NCAA College Cup, Maryland vs. Virginia in Chester, Pa., 6:30 p.m., ESPNU Pro basketball Bulls at Milwaukee, 7 p.m., CSN L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m., ESPN Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Wolves at Texas, 7:30 p.m., WCUU

8SPORTS SHORT Eastern Michigan hires Drake coach for football YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan has hired Chris Creighton as football coach. The school announced the move Wednesday night. The 44-year-old Creighton led Drake to a 6-5 record this season and was 44-22 in six seasons at the Iowa school. He is 139-46 in 17 seasons as a head coach at Ottawa, Wabash at Drake. “It is both a huge opportunity and responsibility and I am fired up about it,” Creighton said. “My vision is to make playing football at Eastern Michigan one of the most incredible experiences of our players lives. I cannot wait to meet the team and start a new journey with them.” Drake quickly replaced Creighton, promoting assistant Rick Fox to head coach. Fox spent the past six seasons as the assistant head coach under Creighton. Creighton replaces Ron English, fired last month after the Eagles opened 1-8 en route to a 2-10 mark. He was 11-46 over five years at the Mid-American Conference program. English was fired in part for using “inappropriate language,” that included a homophobic slur during a film session with defensive backs. – Wire report

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Spartans learning from early meets By ANTHONY ZILIS SYCAMORE – Sycamore senior Kyle Akins may be wrestling a weight class up this year, but the 120-pounder walked into the ring Thursday to take on Yorkville’s Dan Cikauskas as confident as ever. The defending Class 2A champion at 113 pounds wrestled all summer at 120, so his dominant form hasn’t taken a dip. On Tuesday, he pinned Cikauskas, a top-32 120-pounder in Class 3A according to, with 26 seconds left in the first round. “I go into every match with the same confidence I had all summer and all last season,” Akins said. “During the beginning of the summer, it was a little bit more difficult. I was hanging in with kids. I started

to build into the 120-pounder that I wanted to be, and it got a little easier.” Sycamore isn’t the same team it has been the last two seasons, each of which it finished in the top eight in the team state tournament, especially because the Spartans have a few holes in their lineup. On Thursday, the Spartans lost, 41-25, after forfeiting the 106-pound and 220-pound divisions. But they certainly have star power. Along with Akins, Tyler Barton moved up a weight class this season after returning from an ACL tear, which he suffered midway through 2012. The senior, ranked ninth in Class 2A’s 195-pound division on, won by pin Thursday in the third round. “[Barton and Akins] were cutting quite a bit of weight last year, and now they’re at

a weight that I think is more comfortable for them,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “They’re the seniors, they’re our leaders, them and Austin [Armstrong], those are our leaders, those are our seniors and those are the ones that kind of pick these guys up and put us on their back.” The Spartans took four other matchups. Chris Malone came from behind to win at 182 pounds, Brian Johnston dominated at 132 pounds, Armstrong won at 170 pounds and Andrew Larsen took the 145-pound bout. For a team that is used to winning big, taking positives out of losses will be an adjustment this year. The Spartans beat Yorkville, 30-28 in the first round of last year’s team duals. “It’s a little disappointing,” Barton said. “We would have

liked to beat them again, especially because it’s my senior year. It was a little disappointing.” But Nelson seemed happy with his team’s performance. As certain wrestlers try to work their way into empty weight classes, the Spartans know that measures of success are different right now than they’ve been in years past. “On the ones that we did wrestle, I thought we did a really good job,” Nelson said. “Going into the meets, as an individual for those guys, you tell the guys to take care of what they can take care of, and that’s yourself, and if we come away with a win, then we come away with a win. … It’s a little different than last year. Right now we’re trying to get guys down into certain spots, and hopefully we can make that happen.”


H-BR girls basketball tops Little Ten rival Indian Creek By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Hinckley-Big Rock girls basketball edged Indian Creek at home, 45-40, in the Little Ten Conference rivals’ first regular-season matchup of the year. Jacqueline Madden led the Royals with 15 points while Lauren Paver had 10 and Anne Klein scored nine.

Josie Diehl paced Indian Creek with 11 points while Samantha Mosley had seven in the loss. H-BR (5-4, 2-0 LTC) will play Byron on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALL Genoa-Kingston tops Indian Creek in overtime: Genoa-Kingston defeated Indian Creek, 42-40, in overtime at home.

The Cogs got 12 points and eight rebounds from Griffin McNeal while Tommy Hansen had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Cogs (5-1). Sal Lopez also had eight points and eight rebounds for G-K, which was playing without starting point guard Tommy Lucca, who suffered a sprained knee earlier this year. G-K plays at Harvard on


WRESTLING Burlington downs G-K: Burlington Central defeated Genoa-Kingston, 57-15, in a dual meet. Brent Dehmlow and Trace Fidler posted wins and Nick Cotham had a victory in the heavyweight division by pin with just a few seconds left in the first period.

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

North W L T 7 6 0 7 6 0 6 6 1 3 9 1 East W L T 8 5 0 7 6 0 5 8 0 3 10 0 South W L T 10 3 0 9 4 0 4 9 0 3 10 0 West W L T 11 2 0 9 4 0 8 5 0 5 8 0

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PF 346 368 316 315

PA 321 360 326 395

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PA 301 348 334 407

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PF 343 298 244 282

PA 243 188 291 362

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PA 205 214 257 308

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF 10 3 0 .769 349 7 6 0 .538 286 6 7 0 .462 226 4 9 0 .308 273 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 West W L T Pct PF x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo

PA 287 276 337 334 PA 316 318 372 350 PA 244 261 312 324 PA 372 224 311 337

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

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 19 3 .864 Detroit 10 13 .435 Bulls 8 12 .400 Cleveland 8 13 .381 Milwaukee 5 17 .227 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 10 14 .417 Brooklyn 8 14 .364 Toronto 7 13 .350 Philadelphia 7 16 .304 New York 6 15 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 16 6 .727 Atlanta 11 11 .500 Charlotte 10 12 .455 Washington 9 11 .450 Orlando 7 15 .318

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DeKalb’s Brenden McGreg locks up and contains Kaneland’s Jacob Snearer during a 120-pound weight class matchup as Kaneland hosted DeKalb at Thursday in Maple Park. McGreg defeated Snearer.

Kaneland coach wanted Knights to be more fired up • WRESTLING Continued from page B1 Why settle for a decision when you can work for a major decision, the thinking goes. “We’ve got to hustle and score some takedowns on the edge and find ways to get some back points when there’s not a lot of time on the clock,” Pater said. “Those are some of the things that we’ve got to work on a little bit.” Kaneland snapped a lengthy

slump against Sycamore on Dec. 5, earning a 33-29 victory for its first win in the series since 2006. The Knights’ bid to continue the retribution theme fell short a week later. DeKalb has defeated Kaneland in the past six meetings – each year of coach Monty Jahns’ tenure. “We didn’t come out fired up, in my opinion,” Jahns said. “You’ve got to come out fired up for DeKalb at home.” Nick Mish temporarily ignited the Knights at 106. With Barbs

counterpart Alex Ireck starting to seize control with a near-fall to close the second period, Mish again looked to be in peril to start the third. With Ireck maneuvering to get control of Mish’s waist, Mish slipped through a devastating hold that Jahns couldn’t name. That still didn’t keep him from working on defending it with Mish this week. The result: A Mish fall in 4:54 that pulled the Knights to within 9-6.

“I didn’t want to stop. I just wanted to keep going,” Mish said. “We were down 9-0 and we had to get something.” Kaneland 170-pounder Tom Price recorded Kaneland’s other win with a fall of his own in the third-to-last match of the dual. By virtue of the way it happened, Mish’s still stood out most to Jahns as the gym began to clear – spectators, mats and all. “It’s not my preferred way to get it,” Jahns said, “but we’ll take it because he never gave up.”

DeKalb boys bowling in position to win conference title • BOWLING Continued from page B1 A few lanes down, the DeKalb boys led throughout the contest and won the series, 3,810-3,671. After struggling to close out series’ throughout the season, all six Barbs bowled at least 191 in the third game. Seth Pinne bowled a teamhigh series of 712 to lead the way for DeKalb, which is in solid position to win its first Northern Illinois Big 12 regular season championship of the program’s three-year history. Michael Belluzzi scored 707, Will Todtz came in at 663 and Sean Mattingly was just behind with a score of 662. “We went up every game, and that’s really exciting,” coach Ernie Pinne said. “We’ve had a tendency to be a little flat in the third game … This right here, finishing strong in

Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 17 4 .810 — Houston 15 7 .682 2½ Dallas 13 10 .565 5 New Orleans 10 10 .500 6½ Memphis 10 11 .476 7 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 18 4 .818 — Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 ½ Denver 13 8 .619 4½ Minnesota 11 11 .500 7 Utah 5 19 .208 14 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 15 9 .625 — Phoenix 12 9 .571 1½ Golden State 13 10 .565 1½ L.A. Lakers 10 11 .476 3½ Sacramento 6 14 .300 7 Thursday’s Results Brooklyn 102, L.A. Clippers 93 Houston at Portland (n) Today’s Games Bulls at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. New York at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 34 23 6 5 51 129 93 30 21 6 3 45 106 70 30 21 9 0 42 87 71 33 18 10 5 41 78 77 30 14 11 5 33 84 89 32 15 14 3 33 74 90 33 14 14 5 33 86 94 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 87 Los Angeles 32 21 7 4 46 88 63 San Jose 31 19 6 6 44 103 78 Vancouver 33 18 10 5 41 88 81 Phoenix 30 17 8 5 39 97 94 Calgary 30 11 15 4 26 79 100 Edmonton 32 11 18 3 25 89 109 Blackhawks St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Nashville Winnipeg

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 31 21 8 2 44 86 62 Montreal 33 19 11 3 41 86 73 Tampa Bay 31 18 10 3 39 87 77 Detroit 33 15 9 9 39 88 87 Toronto 33 16 14 3 35 90 96 Ottawa 33 13 14 6 32 94 106 Florida 32 10 17 5 25 73 106 Buffalo 32 7 23 2 16 54 94 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 32 21 10 1 43 98 71 Washington 31 17 12 2 36 98 90 Carolina 32 13 13 6 32 75 91 Columbus 32 14 15 3 31 82 88 Philadelphia 32 14 15 3 31 72 86 N.Y. Rangers 33 15 17 1 31 72 88 New Jersey 32 12 14 6 30 73 82 N.Y. Islanders 32 9 18 5 23 80 111 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss

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Sycamore’s Alex Burchard gets ready to high-five after bowling a strike at a bowling match between DeKalb and Sycamore on Thursday at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb. the third game will take care of that.” Sycamore couldn’t come from behind to win the series despite strong days from senior Kyle Bonnell and freshman Trevor Smith, who both fin-

ished with three-game scores of 710. Still, the Spartans have plenty of room to grow with three talented freshmen making up half of their varsity lineup. “Coming into the season

knowing freshmen would be on varsity, I was iffy about it, but ever since the season started, we’ve all blended,” Bonnell said. “We’re all friends, we all help each other out, and they’re impressing us.”

Thursday’s Results Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1 Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 1, SO St. Louis 6, Toronto 3 Nashville 3, Dallas 1 Colorado 4, Winnipeg 3, SO Carolina at Calgary (n) N.Y. Islanders at Phoenix (n) Boston at Edmonton (n) Minnesota at San Jose (n) Today’s Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Washington at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 8 p.m.


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Dirt on McCown? Not much Cutler will start BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick

LAKE FOREST – Let’s get real. Deep down inside, Bears quarterback Josh McCown must have been fuming mad. He must have been punching walls. He must have been swearing up a storm. Because all of this Mr. Humble Teammate stuff made for great sound bites on TV, but there was no way a millionaire quarterback possibly could be this gracious and selfless. You win NFC player of the week and you get benched for Jay Cutler the very next day, and you smile and shrug it off as the best decision for the team? Please. Not buying it. The time had come to discover the dirt on McCown from inside of the Bears’ locker room. “Any dirt?” receiver Earl Bennett said. “Nothing, man.” “None,” right tackle Jordan Mills said. “I like to say Josh is like the white version of me.” “That’s the real deal, man,” offensive lineman Eben Britton said. “There’s no dirt.” Whatever. We all know the saying: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Both on and off of the field, McCown seems too good to be true. He stepped in for an injured Cutler and set a team record with three consecutive games with 300-plus passing yards. And once the Bears cleared Cutler to play, McCown stepped aside without complaint. “I understand my role on this team,” McCown said. “It’s the backup quarterback. So, that being said, if Jay is healthy, he’s ready to go. I’ll support him and help him as much as I can.” Barf. So maybe my dirt-dig-

against Browns By KEVIN FISHBAIN

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Bears quarterback Josh McCown tosses the ball during pre-game warmups Monday at Soldier Field.

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ging mission wasn’t going to unearth some sort of secret criminal past. At least tell me that McCown dropped a bunch of swear words when he was in the huddle. “No,” Britton said. “He chews gum the entire game. He comes into the huddle chewing gum. ‘All right, guys, here we go! We’ve got flex right, twin, 784…!’ Something like that. “That’s what you love about Josh. You love him as a teammate.” OK, so he didn’t swear. At least tell me that he clenched his fist and screamed something like, “Fiddlesticks!” “I’ve never seen him get frustrated,” Bennett said with a smile. “I’ve never seen him get mad, turn red, nothing. He’s just a great guy.” Wait a minute. This was starting to feel like one of those situations in which players on offense looked out for one another. What happens on offense stays on offense. Gotcha.

Maybe somebody on the defense would dish some dirt. They hate quarterbacks, right? Defensive end David Bass offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into McCown. “Say they’d get a three-andout and they’d have to punt,” Bass said. Yes, failure! This should be good. “He’d say, ‘Yo, D, we need you one more time. Keep it coming. We’re going to help you on our end,’ ” Bass said. “He’s always like that. Always positive reinforcement coming from him. “So, I don’t think he’s acting. That’s from the heart.” Almost all hope was lost. McCown was as genuine as advertised. There was no dirt. He was unblemished. At least, it seemed that way until Britton heaved a “Hail Mary” pass toward a determined dirt-digger. “He has a tattoo,” Britton said. Finally. Something. You know who else has tattoos? Prisoners. “It’s pretty [great],” Britton said. Only, Britton didn’t say great. He said a word that McCown never would say. It started with “bad” and ended with another description for

“donkey.” Armed with this information, it was time to grill the veteran quarterback. McCown’s group interview already had ended, and if he were like most other players on the team, he would have turned down any additional requests. But he stopped what he was doing and politely agreed to answer a few more questions. What a mistake. The tattoo, Josh. We know about it. Are you going to fess up, or what? McCown lifted up his right sleeve to reveal a tattoo of a large cross on his right shoulder. Inside the cross was the face of a lion. “It’s just my faith,” McCown said. “It’s a cross with a lion in it, and the lion represents Christ. And, obviously, the cross. “As a follower of Christ, that’s what is central to my faith. So, that’s all it is.” It was time to stop digging. McCown really was a nice guy. Fiddlesticks. • Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@ and on Twitter @tcmusick.

LAKE FOREST – The players are the same, but Jay Cutler is inheriting a better offense as he retakes the reins Sunday in Cleveland. Bears coach Marc Trestman made it official Thursday that Cutler will start against the Browns for the first time since sufferi n g a h i g h Jay Cutler ankle sprain Nov. 10. As superb as Josh McCown has been in Cutler’s place, the players around him also have improved. “Jay was handling this offense very, very well when he was playing. We were growing at the time, we were learning more about ourselves,” Trestman said. “We’re more evolved around Jay than we were when Jay played the last time.” The offensive line, with two rookies and four new players, keeps getting better, as Trestman singled out that group for getting a chance to be together longer. The offense also has benefited from Trestman getting used to his players. “I think [Trestman] for the last month has really got a bead and got a feel for what he likes to call, what we’re running well, what we feel comfortable with, what the offensive line likes in the running game,” Cutler said. “[Aaron Kromer]’s done a good job of mixing that stuff up. … Cleveland is a tough team; we’re going to have to get ready for them.”

Cutler, from the sideline, saw a positive impact in the run game from the improving offensive line when McCown was under center. “[The offensive line] is playing exceptionally well. I think (Matt) Forte is doing everything well – blocking, running the ball, catching the ball out of the backfield,” Cutler said. “He’s kind of making it all go for us.” The stats back it up, too, and though some can look at it as a result of McCown’s play, the Bears’ brass points to the evolving offense. When taking into account Cutler’s seven starts, plus the first half of the Redskins game, the Bears averaged 94.9 yards a game and 4.1 yards a carry. In McCown’s five starts and the second half in Washington, the ground game averaged 137.3 yards a contest and 5.1 yards a touch. “I think our offense is moving in the right direction as a whole – blocking, running, catching, throwing,” Kromer said. “So, as we progress and continue to grow as an offense, I think that we’ll all have more success as time goes.” Briggs returns: Lance Briggs practiced for the first time since his shoulder injury Oct. 20 in Washington, but was limited. Trestman said he is not any more optimistic about Briggs’ chances to play Sunday, but this is a positive sign for a return for the Eagles game. Browns injuries: Cleveland running back Willis McGahee did not practice for the second day in a row (concussion, knee) and is not expected to play Sunday. Chris Ogbonnaya would get the start.

Lynch completing more than 60 percent of his passes this season • HEISMAN Continued from page B1 This season, his 1,881 rushing yards are second in the nation behind Boston College tailback Andre Williams, another player who will be in New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony this weekend. Lynch broke the single-game rushing record for a quarterback twice in 2013. However, there’s much more to his game. He’s been able to move the ball through the air efficiently (he’s completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards in 2013), and doesn’t turn the ball over – Lynch has only seven interceptions. Last season, Lynch’s first as a starter, he completed 60.2 percent of his throws for 3,138 yards and 25 touchdowns to just six interceptions in addition to his 1,815 rushing yards and 19

More online For all your Northern Illinois University sports coverage – including stories, features, scores, photos, videos, blogs and much more – log on to rushing scores. “It’s really only my fourth year playing quarterback, when you think about it,” Lynch said. “My passing game’s getting a lot stronger every year.” Lynch’s ability to take the ball and run for big gains while breaking numerous tackles is the main reason why he’s one of the six Heisman finalists. However, his throwing ability is a reason Zebrowski said Lynch shouldn’t be compared to Tebow, who led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011

but is now out of a job in the NFL. Zebrowski, who went to Minnesota after Jerry Kill took the Gophers’ head coaching job following NIU’s loss in the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championship, has gotten a chance to watch Lynch during the Huskies’ midweek games. Zebrowski also watched Lynch on film, when Minnesota’s staff was breaking down Iowa this season. He said Lynch’s willingness to improve in the passing game has shown in his play. “People always say he’s a lot like Tebow. That’s a disservice to Jordan,” Zebrowski said. “Not in a mean way or a disservice to Tebow.” Bob Cole began coaching NIU’s quarterbacks in 2012, and one of the first things he noticed was how quick Lynch got the football out of his hand. Cole also said Lynch can

Lynch falls short of Walter Camp award NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected as the Walter Camp player of the year. The redshirt freshman is the second player from Florida State to win the award, joining quarterback Charlie Ward in 1993. Winston also is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. The other finalists were Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Texas quarterback Johnny Manziel, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron

and Boston College running back Andre Williams. Winston has set FBS freshman records for yards passing (3,820) and touchdown passes (38), leading No. 2 Florida State (13-0) to the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn. His 190.6 passer efficiency rating is tops in the country and on pace to set an NCAA record. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the Walter Camp last year. – Wire report

make all the throws. When Cole, who coached wide receivers in 2011, took over as the quarterbacks coach, that was something he noticed. “That probably was the most impressive to me, because I knew he could run,” Cole said. Soon, everyone else on NIU’s

schedule found out Lynch could throw as well. Heading into the Poinsettia Bowl, Lynch has completed 62 percent of his passes for 5,993 yards and 50 touchdowns to only 13 interceptions for his career. “I just think he makes really good decisions now. He knows

if a guy’s going to be open based on the coverage pre-snap more than he did last year,” Cole said. “He won’t take as many chances trying to force balls in there. He’ll just use his legs and go.” Lynch is the Huskies’ first finalist for the Heisman, and NIU has only lost three games with him under center as the starter. Just think, NIU was the only FBS program who wanted Lynch to throw the ball. “I wanted to play quarterback all the way. Coach Kill was the only coach coming out of high school to give me a shot, to play quarterback all the way,” Lynch said. “I think even they had some thoughts of moving me to safety when I got here, because we had a lot of quarterbacks. “But they stuck with me, and I’m really appreciative.”

Northern Illinois to reap benefits of national exposure from Lynch, Huskies • LYNCH Continued from page B1 Wright’s firm tracks media exposure impressions, whether it be on television, in print or online, and uses a formula to determine how much money – using traditional advertising methods – would be spent to generate that kind of media attention. Joyce Julius can’t translate its formula into how much in real dollars the university takes in because of the exposure. But between the financial gain coming to the university and the money being made from the sale of signed merchandise, plenty of people – with the exception of the players bringing the attention in the first place – are being compensated financially. Lynch told Shaw Media this week it’s something he hasn’t given much thought

to. “It would be pretty cool to be paid for some of this stuff – sign autographs and get paid for it,” Lynch said. “But it’s all about giving back.” ••• Lynch said, because he’s on full scholarship, he feels like NIU has done plenty for him. Wright said that, in the 90 days before last week’s Mid-American Conference Championship game, the number of media mentions of Lynch would be similar to that of players such as Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner. Wright’s firm was commissioned to track Gardner’s media exposure and valued it at approximately $4.5 million a month using traditional advertising pricing models. For Lynch the attention can be a bit overwhelming. “I’m still not used to it,” Lynch said. “It still hasn’t

sunk in and it’s kind of surreal. But I never really pay attention to the media stuff – New York Times or anything – this whole Heisman thing hasn’t sunk in and probably won’t for a while.” Since the six Heisman finalists were announced on Monday night, Wright’s firm tracked media mentions across the country. As of Wednesday morning, Auburn running back Tre Mason has generated the most media buzz among finalists with 5,100 media mentions, while Lynch had earned 1,900 mentions. Despite knowing that some signed items would likely end up on the open marketplace, Lynch said he never concerned himself with how much other people were making off of him. He said he tries to sign one autograph per fan and personalize it, if possible. “I know there’s going to

be people out there – no matter how nice they ask – that are going to sell (signed items) out there and I have no part with that,” Lynch said. “I mean, I just sign it to be nice.” NIU associate athletic director Donna Turner said the university does not sponsor autograph-signing events. Charities seeking signed items must go through NIU’s compliance office to obtain the items. Once given to charities, though, the school has no control over where they go. ••• After leading the Huskies to the Orange Bowl last season, Lynch became the subject of Jordan Lynch For 6, a marketing campaign that the athletic department spent $9,400 on, Turner said. Turner said money was spent on putting together a website, lunch boxes,

notebooks and mailing costs, putting promotional materials into the hands of media members who cover college football. Turner also said she received two to three requests from national radio stations per week with requests picking up substantially during the month of November. NIU received more than 100 credential requests for the Huskies’ win over Ball State. Among the national media outlets present:,, The New York Times, USA Today and others. The attention given to NIU compares to that of another favorite example of Wright’s of how one player can place a school on a national stage. When Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy in 2011, Baylor University saw the popularity around its football program explode.

An story said Griffin’s Heisman Trophy resulted in a 10 percent uptick in giving to Baylor’s Bear Foundation while licensing royalties went up 50 percent. The result? Plans for a new $250 million football stadium were announced after Griffin’s Heisman win. While Lynch is not the favorite to win the Heisman, NIU will continue to reap the benefits of Lynch’s legacy. The exposure paid dividends in recruiting and in ticket sales – something NIU coach Rod Carey hopes continues once Lynch’s career ends. “This gets you on a stage where, sometimes, we’re not,” Carey said. “We’ve been fortunate in the last year to be on it, but it gets us on that stage and gets our name out there and that’s a good thing for our university, our students, our community and obviously, in this case, for Jordan.”

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SECTION C Friday, December 13, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Features editor Inger Koch •

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A restoration expert works on a mosaic inside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. To visitors arriving in Bethlehem for Christmas this year the Nativity Church will look different. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica is having a much-needed facelift after 600 years. Last year it was included in UNESCO’s list of endangered World Heritage sites.

Holy Renovation Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity undergoes facelift By DANIELA BERRETTA The Associated Press BETHLEHEM, West Bank – As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the traditional site of Jesus’ birth is undergoing a much-needed facelift after 600 years. Experts say that water is leaking from the rooftop and threatens to cause serious damage to mosaics and other priceless items. Project manager Afif Tweme said the first stage of the project began in September and is addressing the most pressing issues: the rooftop and windows. “The water also has a bad effect on the plastering surfaces, on the mosaics, on the floors, on the frescoes. It could damage any, any historical elements inside the church,” said Tweme, who works for the “Community Development Group,” a Palestinian engineering consulting firm. The companies carrying out the works are obliged to minimize any disruptions to visitors and make sure that pilgrims can “pass freely inside the church and safely,” he added. The church is one of Christianity’s most visited and sacred shrines. Standing above the grotto where, according to tradition, Jesus was born, the church attracted more than 2 million visitors last year. But the building, with remnants up to 1,500 years old, has been neglected for decades. Both the World Monuments Fund, a U.S.-based nonprofit group dedicated to protecting historic sites, and the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO have placed the church on their lists of endangered sites. And a high-tech survey by a consortium of Italian experts in 2011 called for urgent repairs. The city of Bethlehem is situated in a

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Tourists gather by the entrance to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday. part of the West Bank where the Palestinians have self-rule. The Western-backed Palestinian Authority has taken the lead and is financing a great portion of the works, said Ziad al-Bandak, an adviser on Christian affairs to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He said the government has provided $1 million, while an additional $800,000 is coming from the private sector. The rest is coming from European countries such as France, Hungary, Russia and Greece, contributing to the roughly $3 million in total needed for the first phase, al-Bandak said. Beyond the painstaking process of preserving a delicate holy site, the work has been complicated by the sensitive relations among the three Christian denominations that share ownership of the church. The Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox

and Armenian churches have traditionally viewed each other with deep suspicion. They run the Nativity Church according to a 19th century codex, known as the Status Quo, which assigns responsibilities for upkeep that are jealously guarded by each denomination. Relations are so fraught that these turf battles have occasionally escalated into fistfights between clergymen. A senior church official said the three denominations would never have been able to reach an agreement on their own. But once the Palestinian Authority stepped in, all three churches accepted the decision. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to discuss the matter with the media. The first phase, expected to last one year, is being carried out by “Piacenti,” an Italian firm that specializes in the renovation of historical sites. One by

one, experts will repair the hundreds of wooden beams in the roof. Company president Giammarco Piacenti said the rooftop was masterfully restored by Venetian carpenters in 1478. He said the project would be conservative and seek to keep as many original pieces as possible. “We’ll save as many parts, even those in bad conditions, as we can,” he said. “We’ll only replace pieces that are no longer functional and can no longer help hold the roof. They will be as few as possible and will be made of a compatible wood, of aged wood of the same type and quality.” Aside from the roof and windows, other elements that will need repair in the future are the external facade, internal plastering, wall mosaics and paintings and wooden works, said Tweme. If funding is secured, the work could take four to five years, he said. The church was built in the 4th century by Saint Helena over a cave where the Virgin Mary is said to have given birth. What pilgrims mostly see today is the basilica church built by the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian I, who ruled from 527 to 565 AD. The construction doesn’t include the area that is the main focus of the pilgrimage: the place located under the altar crypt that hosts the 14-pointed silver star marking the spot where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus was born. In spite of large scaffolding lining the sides of the nave near the entrance, visitors don’t seem to mind, at least for the moment. Sister Aziza, an Eritrean nun who lives in Israel, welcomed what she says is much-needed repair. “I’m very grateful and happy that they’re renovating it. Otherwise it will fall,” she said. “And it will be safer for people and also to worship. It is a nice step that they agreed to renovate it, because for so many years I’ve been waiting for this renovation.”


Page C2 • Friday, December 13, 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; 5:30 p.m. midweek Advent supper/worship Highlight of the week: A shared Midweek Advent Soup Supper and Worship will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 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: “Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?” 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

Sunday coffee fellowship; CrossWalk activities 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 5:30 to 7:30 Wednesday; confirmation 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. youth group Highlight of the week: The Children’s Christmas Program, “Jahmaul’s Story,” will be held during the 9 a.m. service Sunday. A reception will follow in the Social Hall. Wednesday night Advent Services will be held at 7 p.m. A soup supper will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. First United Methodist 321 Oak St. 815-756-6301 Pastors: Senior Pastor Jonathan Hutchison, Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert The message: “Mary’s visit to Elizabeth,” based in scripture Luke 1:39-45 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: The Sunday school children present the Christmas Pageant, “The Incredible, Gigantic, Humongous VeggieTales Christmas Show” during the 9 a.m. service on Sunday. 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: Christmas caroling at 4 p.m. Sunday. 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. Saturday. Christmas at Four on Sunday – a worship service by the children of Immanuel. Light dinner provided afterward. Bring a dish to pass. 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

First Congregational 615 N. First St. 815-758-0691 Pastors: Joe Gastiger, Judy Harris The message: “What are you looking for?” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Christmas Pageant during worship at 6 p.m. New member dinner in church narthex.

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

First 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.

St. Mary Parish 321 Pine St. 815-758-5432 Pastor: James Parker The message: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for

another?” Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. Monday through Friday; 7 p.m. Thursday (Spanish) Highlight of the week: St Vincent de Paul St. Nick Christmas Program benefits more than 300 children in need. Donations provide gift cards for families to buy clothing and toys. Checks payable to SVPD can be returned in the Sunday collection basket in envelopes marked “St. Nick.” St. Paul’s Episcopal 900 Normal Road 815-756-4888 Rector: Stacy Walker-Frontjes Worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Seventh-day Adventist 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-1388 Pastor: Leonardo Oliveira Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Saturday; Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Highlight of the week: Open Closet hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday The Rock Christian Church 300 E. Taylor St. 815-758-3700 Pastor: Jerry Wright Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sundays. Highlight of the week: For a ride to this growing, Bible-believing, nondenominational church, call 815-758-3700 or 815-748-5611. Trinity Lutheran (LCMC) 303 S. Seventh St. 815-756-7374 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; contemporary worship on second and fourth Sunday each month Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 158 N. Fourth St. 815-756-7089 Pastor: Linda Slabon The message: “Trusting in Yourself” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Used Book Sale and Winter Farmers’ Market will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $1. Next markets are Feb. 1 and March 22. For more information, contact Dan Kenney at 815-793-0950 or 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: “Christmas Meditations” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. adult Sunday school Highlight of the week: Joy Ringers will provide special music 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: 11 a.m. Monday at Barb City Manor, 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; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Health Care, 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 The message: Cantata “Wonderful Counselor!” by John Purifoy Worship Schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday with nursery child care; 10:15 a.m. Kids Club; 11 a.m. fellowship Highlight of the week: Choir and Handbell Christmas Cantata – “Wonderful Counselor!” by John Purifoy. Kids with stocking buddies on new fireplace. 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: “Singing the Surprise of Joy,” with reading from Isaiah 35:1-10 and Matthew 11:2-11 Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday school for children and adults Highlight of the week: Lighting of the Advent candle will be Joan Burger and Linda Tillis. Hospitality will be furnished by Ann and Ed Thompson. North Avenue Missionary Baptist 301 North Ave. 815-895-4871 Worship schedule: 11 a.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school St. John’s Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 26555 Brickville Road 815-895-4477 Pastors: Robert W. Weinhold, Marvin Metzger Worship schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. service Sunday; 9:20 a.m. adult Bible classes; St. Mary’s Sycamore 322 Waterman St. 815-895-3275 Pastor: Paul M. Lipinski Worship schedule: 7:30 a.m. daily; 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday; and 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Holy Days St. Peter’s Episcopal 218 Somonauk St. 815-895-2227 Clergy: David Hedges Worship schedule: 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 8:45 a.m. Sunday school Salem Lutheran (ELCA) 1145 DeKalb Ave. 815-895-9171 Interim Pastor: Robert C. Kinnear

Daily Chronicle / Ministry staff: Carla Vanatta The message: “Pray that God opens our eyes and ears to the wonders of Christ’s advent among us.” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday midweek Advent worship Highlight of the week: Help keep the Salem Food Pantry stocked. “Life Lessons from Hebrews,” bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school Christmas program during 10:30 a.m. service. Grief Support Group meets at 3 p.m. Sunday. G.E.M.S. group meets at noon Monday. Sycamore Baptist Church 302 Somonauk Street 815-895-2577 Interim Pastor: Art Aviles Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sycamore United Methodist 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113 Pastor: GaHyung Kim, Harlene Harden Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Sunday school

NEARBY Calvary Lutheran (LCMC) (Lee) 19 Perry Road, at County Line Road 815-824-2825 Pastor: Craig Nelson Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:15 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; Noon new member class (lunch included) Cortland United Methodist 45 W. Chestnut Ave. 815-756-9088 Pastor: Brian Gilbert Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday Faith UMC (Genoa) 325 S. Stott St. 815-784-5143 Pastor: Melissa Meyers Worship schedule: 9 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school First Congregational UCC (Malta) 210 S. Sprague St. 815-825-2451 Pastor: Robert L. Vaughn The message: “Only Time Will Tell” 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; Advent Services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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: “Everlasting Joy” Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Highlight of the week: Special music service with potluck following on Dec. 22. St. Catherine (Genoa) 340 S. Stott St. 815-784-2355 Pastor: Donald M. Ahles The message: “Third Sunday of Advent” Worship schedule: 5 p.m. (bilingual) Saturday; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday to Thursday Highlight of the week: Respect life movies at 7 p.m. today. Farewell/ bilingual Mass for Father Fruz at 5 p.m. Saturday. Communal penance at 7 p.m. Monday. St. James (Lee) 221 W. Kirke Gate 815-824-2053 Pastor: Bonaventure Okoro Worship schedule: 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Tuesday to Friday; with confession from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday. St. John’s Lutheran (Creston) 126 E. South St. 815-384-3720 Pastor: Ronald Larson Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship following, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school St. Paul’s UCC (Hinckley) 324 W. McKinley Ave. 815-286-3391 Pastor: Kris Delmore Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Salem Evangelical Lutheran (Sandwich) 1022 N. Main St. 815-786-9308 Pastor: Wayne Derber Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday traditional service; 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9:15 a.m. Sunday education hour for all ages Trinity Lutheran (Genoa) 33930 N. State Road 815-784-2522 Pastor: Senior Pastor Jeremy Heilman Worship schedule: 5:30 p.m. Saturday blended worship; 8 a.m. Sunday traditional worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday contemporary worship. United Church of Christ (Shabbona) 104 E. Navaho Ave., Box 241 815-824-2359 Pastor: Jim Allen Worship schedule: 8 a.m. Sunday assisted living service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school United Methodist (Waterman) 210 W. Garfield 815-264-3991 Pastor: Hyerncherl Paul Lee Worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school United Presbyterian (Somonauk) 14030 Chicago Road 815-786-2703 Worship schedule: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10:45 a.m. Christian education. Village Bible Church (Shabbona) Indian Creek Campus 209 N. Nokomis St. 815-824-2425 Pastor: Dave Haidle Worship schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday Waterman Bible Church 500 S. Birch St. 815-264-3908 Pastors: Pastor Craig Miller, Associate Pastor of Youth Mike Burkett Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Waterman Presbyterian 250 N. Cedar St. 815-264-3491 Pastor: Roger Boekenhauer Worship schedule: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Highlight of the week: Sunday school Christmas program during joint worship Sunday.

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8BRIEFS Free Christmas dinner held at E-Free A free community Christmas dinner will be served at noon Saturday at The Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb, located at the corner of Bethany Road and First Street in DeKalb. All are welcome for a traditional Christmas meal and live music. There will be no program. Transportation is available. Reservations are needed by today; call 815-756-8729 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Malta church schedules annual cookie walk Malta United Methodist Church at the corner of South Third and Sprague streets will host its annual Cookie Walk from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Guests can choose from a variety of homemade cookies and candy. The price will be $7.50 per pound.

Maple Park church to hold cookie sale St. Mary’s of Maple Park’s annual Christmas Cookie Sale will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Novak Center on County Line Road in Maple Park. The Knights of Columbus will again be sponsoring pictures with Santa Claus and refreshments at the same time. Choose your own homemade cookies for $6 per pound.

For more information, call Anne at 815-827-3302.

Advent series continues at Immanuel Lutheran “The Word Fulfilled – The Word Made Flesh” is the theme of this year’s midweek Advent Worship Series at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb. Each service features a short drama highlighting the spiritual journey of two well-known Biblical characters. Worship will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A brief time of refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.

St. John offers Advent, Christmas services The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John (Missouri Synod) has scheduled the following Advent and Christmas events at the church located at 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore. • Advent Services will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday. • The Children’s Christmas Program will be presented at Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service. • The Live Nativity will take place at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21. This is a longtime tradition at St. John. The community is invited to view the scene, sing carols and take part in this annual presentation. A worship service will follow at 6:30 p.m. • Christmas Eve services will be held at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Holy Communion will be

available at the 10 p.m. service. • The Christmas Day service with Holy Communion will be held at 10 a.m. For more information, call 815895-4477.

Farmers market moves indoors for the winter The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb will hold its first Winter Farmers Market of the 2013-2014 season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $1. Many of the vendors are with the market for the first time, such as local farmer Jeff Wielert of Bountiful Blessings Farm. He will have fresh produce and evergreen wreaths for sale. Montalbano Farms of the Sandwich area will be promoting its CSA boxes of fresh, organically grown produce. There also will be fresh, grassfed, hormone-free beef from Hasselman Farms. Scott Hasselman also will sell farm-fresh eggs, free-range chicken, pork and sausage, locally sourced cheese, local honey, and more, all organically and humanely raised. In addition to the farmers, the market will offer merchandise from more than 30 artists and crafters from the DeKalb County area. There also will be baked goods, homemade breads and many other items. There will be live music all day by a variety of local musicians. Hot food and beverages will be available.

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Federated Church to present choir cantata The Chancel Choir at The Federated Church in Sycamore will present the cantata, “Wonderful Counselor!” by John Purifoy, during the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The cantata tells the Christmas story in song and readings, and includes several familiar carols arranged for congregation and choir together. Purifoy has written a number of original works for the piece and also arranged a few traditional carols with completely new melodies for variety.

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DEKALB - 3 bedroom 12th St. Garage, lots of storage. Small pets ok. $860/month. 815-758-4539

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

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

DeKalb – 1148 ½ Market St. 2 BD residential upper apt. 1st/sec dep. $600 month 815-756-6201 DeKalb – 3BR / 1BA Lower Apt Washer/dryer hook-up $925 1st/lst/sec. Sec 8 welcome 815-739-6170

DEKALB EAST SIDE 2-3BR Non-smoking, cats OK. $550/mo + utilities and deposit. 815-758-2872

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

Trevor Ryan Smith

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

Actual size 2.5” x 3”


Call with questions: 815-455-4800 Baby’s Name___________________________________________ Baby’s Birthdate________________________________________ Parent’s Names_________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Grandparent’s Names____________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Payment Method: ❑ MC


❑ Cash

DeKalb- 1 BD upper, heat incl, quiet tenant, no smoking, private entrance, street parking $625/mo 847-845-6639

08-13-13 Birthday: 08/13/10 Parents: Sue and Steve Smith Grandparents: David and Joan Smith, Alice and Norton Cummings

or email to

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Credit Card #__________________________________________ Signature_____________________________________________ Submitter’s Name______________________________________ Phone #______________________________________________ Please print clearly. One child per photo.


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Daily Chronicle Baby’s 1st Christmas P.O. Box 250 Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250


Find someone to do it for you in the Service Directory of the classified section.

230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

Printed in the Daily Chronicle Classified on December 25 Submission deadline December 20 Mail completed form with photo and $25 payment to:

The church’s handbell choir also will perform at this special musical service and members of the community are invited to attend. Federated Church is an open and affirming congregation located at 612 W. State St., with parking available behind the building, off of Greeley Street. For more information, visit or call the church office at 815-895-2706.

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

MALTA 1 Mo Rent FREE! 2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $595/mo. 815-562-7368


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

SHABONA, 2 BR UPPER, QUIET & CLEAN, Priv. Prkg., $595/mo. 815-979-7012

Appl, W/D, $1000/mo + sec. 630-707-0466

DeKalb ~ The Knolls Sub.

Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911


4BR, 2BA, D/W, W//D, 1 car garage, $1025/mo + 1st , last sec. Available Jan. 815-751-3806

2BR $950, 2BR, $850. Apts $600-$795. Betsy Smith 815-751-1025 ~ 815-895-2488

Creston 2 Bedroom Appliances, garage, no pets. $875/mo. 815-562-7368

St. Charles 3BR, 2BA Tri-Level 1500 sq ft TH in 3 unit building in historic district. All appl, garage, parking, prvt fenced yard with brick patio/perennials. Easy walk to downtown, Fox River parks. $1700/mo incl water, sewer, garb. Available Jan 1st. 630-377-1571 Sycamore Newer 2 Story Luxury TH on quiet Arbor Lane. 3BR, 2.5BA. Full fin bsmt, 2 car gar, great room w/fireplace, W/D. No pets/smoking. $1300 + Assoc. 847-343-3333

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

DeKalb – 2BR 723 N. 6th CA, W/D, DW, garage. 3BR 1106 S. 2nd -All amenities. 1010 Davy pet friendly. 815-895-6357

DeKalb 4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath on College Ave. Available Immed. $1200 + 1st, last security, no pets. 815-757-5079 Dekalb: Tilton Park Area Lovely remodeled 2BR, 1BA, w/den, A/C, all appl., deck, fenced in yard, 2 car gar., avail 2/1, no smoking, pets neg., $800/mo. 630-675-4485

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

Genoa ~ 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

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

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

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



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



Malta- Cozy 1 BD Upper, efficiency off street parking. Non-smoker. Utilities included in rent. Malta- 2 BD ground floor W/D hook-ups 815-981-8117

OREGON, IL 1 & 2BR APT. Clean, no pets, $400-$435. 815-973-8290 Rochelle Large Upper 3BR Heat paid. Formal dining, large kit, encl front & back porch, 2 car gar. $760/mo, 1st, last, sec with small pet dep, no smkg. 815-757-1045


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

AUCTIONEER: Joe Wegener, (815) 766-0756 IL Lic. #040000375 email: Chris Wegener, (815) 451-2820 IL Lic. #440.000267 email:

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Teen determined to develop text romance Dear Abby: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Erica is intent on marrying this man even though he has lied to her several times in addition to having lied to us. She is planning to attend a four-year college. I’m not sure how to handle this. She hid the relationship from us for more than six months. I realize Erica needs to make her own mistakes, but I’m not sure how to make her understand my very real concern about this. I have raised other children who went through various phases of teenage rebellion, but we were able to reach a general compro-

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips mise on all types of behavior. However, she is unwilling to discuss the possibility of waiting. Any advice would be appreciated. – Needs Help in Virginia Dear Needs Help: If Erica were my daughter, I’d suggest that because this relationship is so serious it’s time you both paid a visit to her intended. Assuming her father is in the picture, he should be there, too. The subject of who will be paying for college should be discussed, and whether Erica will be able to continue her education if she should become pregnant. It may give her a glimpse of exactly what she’s letting herself in for BEFORE the wedding. Of course the three of you

will want to meet as many of his family and friends as possible. Because Erica won’t listen to reason, perhaps SEEING will bring her back down to earth. This will also give you (all) a chance to find out what else her “boyfriend” may have been lying about, including his age. Dear Abby: What do I do about my husband’s cruelty to our cat? My children love “Miss Kitty,” but their dad kicks her and terrorizes the poor little thing to the point where I don’t think I can protect her any longer, especially when I’m not home. I have told the kids that Dad is wrong and not to be like him, but I’m afraid eventually they may think it’s OK to mistreat animals. What should I do? – California Animal Lover Dear Animal Lover: Find Miss Kitty a good home ASAP! Your husband appears to

have sociopathic tendencies. Does he exhibit them in any other ways? A man who mistreats animals might also abuse children if they should get in his way or he is in a bad mood. Of course, your children will be upset when you give their beloved pet away. Explain that it had to be done because she wasn’t safe around their father. Dear Abby: My sister informed me today that her children have registered at Toys R Us, and has instructed me to purchase only the toys on their registry for Christmas! Apparently, this is the new way to shop. Abby, I have never told anyone what to buy my kids, and I’m appalled by this new idea of a Christmas registry. I try very hard to buy great Christmas gifts that my loved ones will enjoy. Am I wrong to think this is rude? – Ap-

palled Shopper

Dear Appalled: I agree your sister’s request is presumptuous. But I suppose a Christmas registry is a natural progression from wedding and baby registries. There wouldn’t be a Toys R Us registry if it wasn’t a successful sales tool for people who don’t like to shop. Because you are not one of them, and Christmas shopping brings you pleasure, I suggest you do as you wish. P.S. Let’s see how Sissy responds when you let her know you have adopted her idea and will register at Tiffany’s on your next birthday. • 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.

Breast biopsy types vary patient to patient Dear Dr. K: My doctor saw something suspicious on my mammogram and wants to do a breast biopsy. I understand there are several biopsy techniques. Can you tell me what they involve? Dear Reader: The invention of mammograms (X-rays of the breast) has saved many lives. Mammograms can spot a small, early breast cancer, and help doctors cure it. What your doctor saw was a spot that looked like it might be cancer. The mammogram, and other breast-imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cannot tell with certainty. If the mammogram looks suspicious, a biopsy is the only way to know for sure if there is a cancer.

drawing out (aspirating) a small amount of tissue from a suspicious lump. The doctor may aspirate several samples. In some cases, the doctor may use ultrasound images to guide the needle. UltraIn a biopsy, a part of the sound shows when the tip of suspicious-looking area is the needle has reached the removed by a minor surgical suspicious area. Ultrasound procedure. This tissue is analyzed in a lab to determine has no damaging effects on the breast: Unlike a mammowhether it is cancerous and, gram, ultrasound does not if so, how quickly it is likely involve any radiation. to grow and spread. This • Most doctors prefer the information helps to guide large core needle biopsy treatment decisions. method because it removes A breast biopsy can be more tissue, and that makes done in different ways, defor a more accurate diagnopending on the location and sis. A larger needle than the size of the abnormality and one used for FNA is used. other factors. • A doctor can perform fine The needle is inserted into needle aspiration (FNA) in an the breast through a tiny incision. Using X-rays or office by inserting a slender ultrasound images as a guide, needle into the breast and

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff

or by feeling the lump, the doctor moves the needle into the area of concern. He or she extracts one or more tissue samples through the needle using suction from a syringe. Stereotactic needle biopsy is a type of large core needle biopsy. It uses special imaging equipment to pinpoint the tissue to be removed. • In a surgical biopsy, the surgeon makes an incision and removes all or part of the abnormal tissue for examination. It is done in an operating room under local or general anesthesia. A biopsy that removes only part of the suspicious tissue is called an incisional biopsy. One that removes the entire lump is called an excisional biopsy. Sometimes a surgical biopsy is preceded by wire

localization. During a mammogram, a radiologist inserts a small wire through a needle into your breast, with the end of the wire inside the suspicious area. This helps the surgeon more easily identify the suspicious area during the surgical biopsy. Most biopsies reveal that the suspicious area of the breast is not cancer. Until the biopsy is done, a woman and her family and friends are understandably concerned. But most of the time, the news turns out to be good.

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

Stop moping and get involved with friends Dr. Wallace: During Christmas break in 2012, I met a guy at a church conference and we really hit it off. We dated once before the conference ended and promised to email each other every week. The guy lives in Portland, Maine. For the past year, we have faithfully emailed or phoned each other once a week. We are both 16. Three months ago, he emailed that he thought that he loved me and wanted to

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace know my feelings for him. I emailed back telling him I felt the same way about him. Later we even thought that we might get married someday. I was on “cloud nine.” Then my cloud started raining on me. Last week, he phoned and

8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – Step up and do your best to get things done this year. High energy and plenty of good ideas should help you reach your goals. Your responses will be quick, and your actions will impress onlookers. Prosperity is apparent, but frugality will also be part of the deal. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Push your ideas, discuss your intentions and show confidence in your every move. Your enthusiasm will help to motivate others as well as lead to some new possibilities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Follow your heart and your dreams. Creative pursuits that have been carefully thought out will be successful. Your ability to get things done will enhance your popularity and attract valuable partners. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Change the things in your life that haven’t been working. Look at your options, speak up about what you want and follow through with your plans. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Network, socialize and interact with your peers today. Get involved in organizations that have something to offer you. A business venture should be seriously considered. Put your creative talent to work if you want to make a splash. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Patience, compassion and supportive dialogue will help you gain respect and avoid criticism. Don’t let a job you’ve been asked to do get you down – get it over with and keep moving. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Today calls for a diversion. You should take time to pursue some new activities or cherished hobbies. Put romance at the top of your list and work on the quality of your personal life in general. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – The value of certain partnerships will depend on the discussions you have and the ideas you present. Have alternatives ready to offer but be willing to compromise and make things happen. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Network, join in the festivities and share your thoughts, ideas and capabilities. Don’t be afraid to be a little different if you want to encourage an enticing partnership opportunity. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Make your move with confidence and dash. Your intellectual appeal will be your ticket to the spotlight. Be persistent and entertaining to win the support you need. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Don’t say anything that you may regret. Size up your situation and offer a kind word or gesture. Make decorative changes to your surroundings. Actions will take priority over dialogue. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Add a little excitement to your life. Travel plans or signing up for an interesting course will lift your spirits. A relationship may take an unexpected and costly turn. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Good fortune will come through interaction with people of different backgrounds. Find ways to make personal improvements or to indulge in a trip that will bring you satisfaction or joy.

told me that he was dating a girl and that as long as they were dating, he wasn’t going to communicate with me anymore and he asked that I stop contacting him, too. I couldn’t believe my ears. My future love life came crashing down in a heartbeat. It’s hard for me to comprehend how one day we can be talking about a possible life together and “till death do we part,” and the next day we stop communicating


altogether. How can this be possible? – Nameless, Iowa City, Iowa. Nameless: You and your friend had only one date in a year. Most people see their dentist more often. It was simply premature to talk about marriage and a lifetime commitment to one another. All that happened is that reality caught up with you. He found someone he could actually go out on dates with, which is the basis for

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

any serious relationship. Don’t sit around moping. Get more involved with friends and family and it won’t be long before the rain stops. I hope your next romance has more “down to earth” in it than “cloud nine.”

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


If you need one, retain only one H.L. Mencken said, “An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” Or maybe that is someone who jumps too quickly to conclusions, which is also not a good idea at the bridge table. In today’s deal, South is in seven spades. West leads the heart queen. How should declarer deliberate? North’s raise to three spades promised some points. South’s plunge into seven spades was optimistic because he knew that he could not reach the dummy unless it contained the heart queen or a heart shortage. It would have been wiser to stop in six – except that that would have ruined the column! Someone who is impulsive will win with his heart ace, cash the diamond ace and heart king, then ruff a heart on the board. But East would overruff to defeat the contract. Yes, South needs to ruff a heart and discard his second low heart on the diamond king, but he needs only one trump for one ruff. So, he should start by drawing two rounds of trumps. Then he unblocks the diamond ace, cashes the second top heart, and ruffs a heart in the dummy. Here, his care is rewarded when East has doubletons in both majors. South pitches his last heart on a high diamond, ruffs a diamond back to his hand, draws West’s last trump, and claims. A broad smile is permitted from North!


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Brian Crane Pearls Before Swine

For Better or For Worse

Non Sequitur

Friday,Northwest December 13, /2013 • Page C5 herald

Stephan Pastis

Lynn Johnston Crankshaft

Tom Batiuk & Chuck Hayes

Wiley The Duplex

Glenn McCoy

Beetle Bailey

Mort Walker Blondie

Dean Young & Denis LeBrun

Frank & Ernest

Bob Thaves Dilbert

Scott Adams


Jim Meddick Zits Hi and Lois

Rose is Rose

Pat Brady & Don Wimmer Arlo & Janis

Soup to Nutz

The Family Circus

Rick Stromoski Big Nate

Bill Keane

The Argyle Sweater

Scott Hilburn

Stone Soup


Brianand & Greg Jim Borgman JerryWalker Scott

Jimmy Johnson

Lincoln Pierce

Jan Eliot

Bill Schorr


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EMPLOYMENT WANTED HOME-CARE GIVER – FOR HIRE I Am Professional & Dependable I Have Many Years of Experience, w/References and reasonable rates. Part Time, Full Time, or Temp. Available for Christmas. (815) 757-6666


8 Track Tapes 109 Tapes of Various Music w/4 Cases – Best Offer 815-757-2329

SAT, DEC 14 10AM - 3PM

Christmas Tree ~ Blue Spruce


1152 S. Fourth St. Records, beer signs, DVD's, CD's, Beatles, Stones, Zappa, Miller Lite, Budweiser, PBR, Hamm's & MORE!! BUS DRIVERS WANTED ASAP DAILY TAKE HOME PAY! 30 drivers wanted ASAP. Training provided. $12.50/hour with benefits. Clean MVR/background required. Exciting opportunity with steady income. Apply at: MV Transportation 6230 W. Gross Point Rd, Niles, IL 60714

Advertise here for a successful garage sale! Call 815-455-4800

Make Your Holiday Special Call Rent-A-Santa. For Parties, Events or Home Visit. 815-501-4005

Early Childhood Teachers Little Friends Academy, in DeKalb, is seeking teacherqualified candidates who have completed at least 60 hours of college credits with a minimum of 6 hrs in early childhood coursework, have a valid driver's license, submit to a full bckgrnd check and have a strong desire to work with early learners from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We are an equal opportunity employer. Call Heather: 815-758-2856 Food Service


Contact the Better Business Bureau - or Federal Trade Commission

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

Chartwells, a member of Compass Group, seeks a dedicated individual for

Food Service

PART TIME PM COOKS Flexible hours available, schedule varies. Benefits available. Sanitation certificate a plus. Apply in person: Barb City Manor 680 Haish Blvd, DeKalb, IL 60115 or call for more information: 815-756-8444, ask for Vickey

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.


DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center 2600 North Annie Glidden Rd DeKalb, Illinois 60115 EOE

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High Chair - Oak- Old w/tray in front. $85. 847-515-8012 Tap & Die Set – Little Giant by Wells Brothers Corp., patent date 1885, use it or display it - $50 815-757-2329

Woodburning Franklin Stove Black Cast Iron Stove w/ Front Window, Works Great – Will keep you warm & toasty this winter $350 OBO. 847-683-7558

DESK - Totally Refinished Desk Mahogany inlays in top 8 drawers - including middle drawer. Brass handles 42” width / 29” height $200. Call 815-825-2275

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

For Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans No Title, No Problem. Same Day Pick-Up. 630-817-3577

St. Charles Estate Sale Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm 6N602 Brookhaven Ln. 2 mi. W. of Randall off Silver Glenn

Designer Bags, Jewelry, Rolex, Furs, Clothing (infantadult), Coins, Furniture, Art Glass, X-mas, Appliances.

Pics at

By Kathy's Estate Sales 847-363-4814


Henri De Rivel + stirrups, leathers. Asking $375. 815-748-2797

Conduit Bender – 1/2” $15. 815-757-2329 Drill Press – Pro Tech 12 Speed, 10”- 1/2” chuck w/full set 1/16” to 1/2” x 64 – Floor stand - $150 10a-5pm 815-784-3339 Miter Saw – 10” Dewalt Great Shape - $40 815-757-2329


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 DeKalb/Sycamore. Need Office/ Warehouse to Buy/Rent 20,000 sq ft Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

Shaw Media is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist who is responsible for developing new local business relationships with digital marketing solutions such as web design, video production, and e-commerce. The successful candidate will possess the ability to consistently prospect and meet with decision makers. Our Digital Marketing Specialist must have the ability to strategically and creatively think in a fast-paced environment. Candidate needs to be familiar with web design, social media, mobile, and office including Power Point. Strong communication skills are a must. Ideal candidate will be competitive, self sufficient, and able to maintain a positive attitude. To be considered, an applicant must have a college degree in a related field and relevant experience is preferred. The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and acceptable motor vehicle record. Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package. If you thrive on change and love a good challenge, bring your passion to Shaw Media and be part of an incredibly exciting time in our industry! Qualified candidates should send cover letter & resume to: Email: Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. This posting may not include all duties of position. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lease, deposit, ref, no pets. 815-739-5589~815-758-6439 DeKalb Upper 2BR. Newer appl, carpet, heat furnished, $585. ALSO 2BR, 1 st floor, new kitchen, $650. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730 Large 2BR, Carport, A/C, Laundry. Clean, quiet and secure. $750/mo. J&A RE. 815-970-0679


DeKalb- 1 BD upper, heat incl, quiet tenant, no smoking, private entrance, street parking $625/mo 847-845-6639

Metallic gray, 57K miles. Automatic/power windows and lock. Great condition and very clean!

$9,250/obo For More Details Call

815-701-3301 Goodyear Wrangler RTS Tire 265-75-16 on Chevy 6 Bolt Wheel, Was a Spare $35. 815-757-2329

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

Autumn Creek Management

Truck Bed Topper

2BR, 2BA, W/D, DW in Cortland. AVAILABLE NOW! Call Amy 815-756-1988 or George 847-912-0504

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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

Fits 8' bed on a Ford F-250. $400/obo. 815-508-7121


Cortland Estates $300 1st Month's Rent 3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection 6 months free cable if you sign a lease by 12/31/13

1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

DEKALB: 2BR Apts.-$750/m. Incl. heat, water, garb. & cable. W/D on premises. Nice Neighborhood. Ready ASAP! 815-756-1424

Dekalb: 2BR, 1.5BA, all appl., D/W, W/D, 1 car gar., patio, big yard, $975, 815-494-0861 DeKalb: Upper 1 BR Apt. No smokers. Heat, air, stove & refrigerator furnished. $500/mo. 1st mo & sec deposit. 815-758-4178

GENOA LARGE 2 BEDROOM A/C, W/D hook-up, no pets. Available Dec 1st, $700/mo. 847-683-3442 GENOA ~ 2 BEDROOM Appl, gas heat, W/D No pets/smkg. $675/mo. 815-509-9137


Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D. NO PETS. $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250

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

Laing Mgmt. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600 SYCAMORE - (two) 2 bedroom 1 bathroom available. lower unit $800 mo. upper unit $650 mo. text/call 815-501-2284

Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA 2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911

815-758-2910 income restriction apply

815-814-1964 or


MALTA 1 Mo Rent FREE! 2 Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, W/D hook-up, no pets, $595/mo. 815-562-7368 Malta- Cozy 1 BD Upper, efficiency off street parking. Non-smoker. Utilities included in rent. Malta- 2 BD ground floor W/D hook-ups 815-981-8117

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

WATERMAN UTILITIES INCLUDED 1 Bedroom, 1 bath $640 2 Bedroom, 1 bath $760 3 Bedroom, 1 bath $950 Close to schools and downtown, Housing Authority accepted. Half security. 310 N Elm, Waterman IL just south of DeKalb. 630-205-7078

DeKalb 2BR condo. 1st, lst, sec. No pets/smoking. $1200/month. Call 815-501-5217


Clean, no pets, $400-$435. 815-973-8290 Rochelle Large Upper 3BR


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

DEKALB - 3 bedroom 12th St. Garage, lots of storage. Small pets ok. $860/month. 815-758-4539

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23rd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY-ILLINOIS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CLEDA ARLENE JOHNSON, Deceased. No. 2013-P-143 CLAIMS NOTICE Estate of CLEDA ARLENE JOHNSON, Deceased. Notice is given to creditors of the death of CLEDA ARLENE JOHNSON, of Sandwich, IL. Letters of office were issued on the 25th day of November, 2013, to MYRNA FOX, of 7469 Shabbona Grove Road, Waterman, IL 60556, whose attorney is ALAN B. MARSH, of WHITE, MARSH, ANDERSON, MARTIN, VICKERS, DEOBLER & GOODE, P.O. Box 488, Earlville, IL 60518. Claims against the estate may be filed with the office of the Circuit Clerk, Probate Division, 133 W. State St., Sycamore, Illinois 60178, or with the representative, or both, on or before the 6th day of June, 2014, or if mailing or delivery of a notice from the representative is required by Sec. 18-3 of Probate Act 1975, the date stated in the notice. Any claim not filed on or before that date is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 6, 13 & 20, 2013.)


ceeding to probate a Will that an Order was entered by the Court on November 25, 2013, Admitting the Will to Probate. Within 42 days after the effective date of the orginal Order of Admission you may file a Petition with the Court to require proof of the Will by testimony of the witnesses to the Will in open Court or other evidence, as provided in Section 6-21 of the Probate Act (Illinois Revised States Chapter 110-1/2, Paragraph 6-21). You also have the right under Section 8-1 of the Probate Act (*Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 110-1/2, Section 8-1) to contest the validity of the Will by filing a Petition with the Court within 6 months after the admission of the Will to Probate. This Notice is being published within 14 days after of the Will. MYRNA FOX, Executor Filings are to be made with Maureen A. Josh, DeKalb County Circuit Clerk, DeKalb County Courthouse.

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Notice is further hereby given that petition forms are available at the Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland, IL, during regular business hours. The specific number of voters requesting that the question of the adoption of the resolution be submitted to the electors of the Town is 243. The petition must be filed with the Town Clerk on or before January 11, 2014. The referendum would be held on November 04, 2014.

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Notice is hereby given that the corporate authorities of the Town of Cortland have approved a resolution determining to levy a tax of . 02% of the equalized value of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the Town of Cortland for the purpose of maintenance and operations of building and equipment for the Cortland Community Library, subject to the right of electors in the Town to petition and require an election concerning the imposition of such tax, pursuant to 75ILCS 5/3-4.

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Somonauk $225,900 340 E North St…Off Rt.34 - Purchase or rent with option to buy! 1900+ sq ft brick ranch on almost acre acre lot w/3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great rm fpl, 3 car garage. MLS 07802962

DeKalb $129,900 180 Tilton Park Dr…Recent updates incl windows, siding & roof! Wood laminate flring in all 3br, kit & liv rm. 14x21 fam rm, all appliances, extra deep garage, fenced back yard. MLS 08484320

Malta $250,000 DeKalb $89,900 3855 State Rt.38… Lindal Cedar home on 1+ acre! Approx 627 N 14th St… Great starter, new flooring thruout, 2br, liv/ 3,300 sq ft, beam ceilings thruout, 3br, 3ba, kit opens to 21x23 din combo, fam rm, bsmt, 2 car gar. MLS 08441288 fam rm w/fpl, sun rm, partly fin bsmt, 3 car gar. MLS 08462896

Genoa $225,000 29955 Ellen Dr...Off Rt.23 - In Ellen Oaks, Sycamore schools. 3br, 2.5 baths, hardwood flrs thru liv, din rms & kitchen. MLS 08375049

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Genoa $80,000 212 Adams St…Great starter near town, needs updating, hardwood flrs in both bedrooms, partly fin bsmt, 2.5 car gar. MLS 08496922

DeKalb $259,000 469 Billings Dr…Custom JC Farley home in Bridges of Rivermist, 2,150 sq ft, 3br incl luxury master, vaulted 23x17 fam rm w/fpl, hardwood in kit & din rm, 42 inch maple cabinets, granite counters. MLS 08485104

Sycamore $109,900 1044 Park Ave…On approx. 92x132 lot, 3 bedroom home, new carpet & vinyl flooring, full bsmt. Updated roof. MLS 08463619

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Sycamore $178,900 925 Foxpointe Dr…End-unit ranch townhouse, 1,475 sq ft, bedrooms are 12x16 & 12x13, 3ba, hardwood flr in kit, fam rm & workshop in fin lower level. MLS 08440968

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Sycamore $93,000 662 S Peace Rd…Townhouse in Fox Briar, 2br incl private 19x16 3rd flr master, 2ba, hardwood flr in liv rm & kit w/ center island, fin lower level. MLS 08498058

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Hampshire $289,900 1012 Prairieview Pkwy… In Hampshire Meadows, 2,169 sq ft, 3br incl 20x13 master, cathedral ceiling & fpl in liv rm, hardwood flr in kit & fam rm, bsmt, 3 car gar, lge deck. MLS 08445461

Kingston $95,200 321 Main St… On double corner lot! 4br (2 down & 2 plus loft up), 1.5ba, oak staircase, hardwood flring thruout except for living rm, bsmt, 3 car gar. MLS 08359930

DeKalb $150,000 1521 Waterside Dr…Ranch duplex in Summit Enclave, 1,550 sq ft, 2br incl vaulted master w/bath, liv rm fpl, 42 inch cabinets, extended patio. MLS 08485816

Sycamore $294,000 536 Northgate Dr…In North Grove Crossings, approx 3,400 sq ft, 21x14 luxury master suite, 3.5ba, 2 story liv rm, hardwood flr in kit & fam rm w/fpl. MLS 08487845

Sycamore $84,900 949 Constance Ln…Foxpointe penthouse condo, 1,220 sq ft, 2br incl 14x14 master w/bath, hardwood flrs in kit & vaulted great rm w/corner fpl. MLS 08450213

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731 Meadow Lane, Hinckley 4 generous sized bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, this home offers new carpet and paint, fireplace in the family room 2 car attached garage, and full basement. Just move right in. A wonderful home that is situated on the edge of town with open fields as your back yard and a serene skyline view. Fenced in back yard. Close to schools and at the end of a quiet dead-end street. $169,900


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29955 Ellen Dr. Genoa 3 2.5 $225,000 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Mark Southwood, 815-519-7761


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Friday, December 13, 2013 • Page E3

“Thanks, Kelly, for handling our home sale in Heron Creek. Your efforts and professionalism comforted us during the selling process. You are truly on top of the market and #1 in our book!” - Keith & Candy Lanzara

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$189,000 • Classic 4-bedroom colonial in the Knolls • Exceptional condition and care • Master bath w/whirlpool & double vanity • Great backyard w/deck and gazebo Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815-757-7867 RAMBLING BRICK RANCH


$345,000 • Over 4,000 square feet • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Sunroom, library, formal dining rm • Kitchen with island and indoor grill Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 HILLCREST RANCH


$158,000 • Large 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home • A little under an acre country lot • Quiet, cul-de-sac neighborhood • Just west of DeKalb, close to NIU Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815 757-7867 GOOD SYCAMORE LOCATION

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901 N. 1st St., DeKalb 815-756-1691 $249,900 • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths • Over 2700 sq ft • Family room with fireplace • Full basement Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 GOLF COURSE AREA CONDO

$212,000 • Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo • Master suite with walk-in closet • First floor laundry • Sunroom and newer deck • Finished lower level Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505 VINTAGE WITH UPDATES

$126,500 • 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Just painted • Newer mechanical systems • 3-car garage • Lots of parking space Call Harry Leffler: 815 751-0980 NATURE AT YOUR BACK DOOR

$100,000 • 4 bedrooms, 1½ baths • Basement • Backs up to forest preserve • Garage with attached porch Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

$119,500 • 4 bedrooms, Single family home • Walk to NIU • Finished lower level w/built-in desk area • Spacious updated rooms; new carpet, new flooring, new appliances

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$124,900 – Very Well Maintained • 3 Bedrooms • Brick Fireplace in Living Room • Easy access to NIU Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420 SELLER LOWERED THE PRICE!

$115,000 • Price drop • 3 bedrooms, family room • Full basement, great yard • Updated with all appliances Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997 LIKE NEW WOODGATE PENTHOUSE

$79,000 • Easy care wood laminate flooring • Close to pool and tennis courts • Great value Call Jerry Wahlstrom: 815 757-7867

$69,000 • 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Large rooms • First floor laundry • Enclosed front porch • Aluminum siding Call McCabe Realtors: 815 756-8505 A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE


$54,500 • Nice established neighborhood • Lot 66x156 • Mature trees • Close to neighborhood park Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251

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Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell proudly announces the Top Agents in their Sycamore office for the month of November, 2013.

$99,000 • 3-4 bedroom home • Enclosed front porch • Master bedroom on first floor • Newer roof • Newer furnace and A/C Call Harlan Scott: 815-739-5420 QUIET TOWNHOME LIVING - SYCAMORE

• Quality 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • All appliances • Full finished basement • 2-car garage • Large deck, great view • All for under $200,000 Call Nedra Ericson: 815-739-9997


$179,500 • 1800 sq ft • 2 fire places • Full basement • First-floor laundry Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251


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$210,000 • End unit townhome • All appliances included • 1st year association fees paid by seller • Finished basement • Deck to view sunsets Call Sharon Rhoades: 815 739-6251

Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell proudly announces the Top Agents in their Genoa office for the month of November, 2013.


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Seller Full Name Kenneth White & Kayla S James M Elder & Cheryl K Federal National Mtg Assoc SABR Mtg / Ocwen Loans Servicing, LLC Atty In Fact Pete Harkness Brian T White & Jennifer M City Of Sandwich Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp Federal Home Loan Mtg Corp Deutsche Bank Natl Tr Co Trustee Federal National Mtg Assoc Fifth Third Bank, Trustee 31-0676865 Peter Bosnak & Ernestine Mardell M Walters Brickville & Peace Roads Devel, LLC Jason A Buhk & Kelly Larson Terry J Luxmore Federal National Mtg Assoc Joshua R Huseman & Michelle Vissering Michelle Mcneil Patricia Robinson Albert John Sullivan Rodney A Crosby & Deborah J Frank Kasper George Baird & Joanne Randy L Ericson & Laura L Mark R Reed & Ann M Secretary Of Housing & Urban Devel Secretary Of Housing & Urban Devel Kenneth White & Kayla Federal National Mtg Assoc Gladys Ziebarth Denise A Suddeth Kathryn L Kelson Nka Kathryn L Weeks Qc Land Delopment LLC Lawrence Nelson & Robin Anthony Brazeal & Anne Walker Robert Hunt Kenneth L Baker Estate of Executor ABC Bank / Austin Bank of Chicago Robert E Dunworth RMAA Investments, Inc Secretary Of Housing & Urban Devel Fifth Third Mtg Co Federal National Mtg Assoc Federal National Mtg Assoc Bank Of New York Mellon Secretary Of Housing & Urban Devel Vivian J Somers Trust Phyllis M Johnson Neil O Polans & Susan J Wong Robert A Smith & Carol L James Mozerka Jeffrey S Meier & Jozette M Warren C Larson Estate Dec’d By Executor George Sobyra Thomas P May & Rebecca J AA Burgin Jr & Debra L Burgin Trustees Trust Bank Of New York Mellon Trs By Atty Bank Of New York Mellon Trs By Atty

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• Highly acclaimed Sycamore schools • Full basement included • Walk to on-site Southeast Elementary School • Three-car garages available • No annual SSA payments


Move-in ready ranch home with full basement available.

Buyer Full Name Raymond W Rubo & Sharon D James C Dockendorf & Nancy A Rashad Hunt Mark Reuland Jeff D Mcnabb & Rachel M Kristopher D Mecca & Rebecca A Enders James D Updike & Lori N Bobak Saghafi & Sepehr Moghareh Abed Shane A Caise Peter J Sexton Eric L Schneider & Kimberly M JC Farley General Contractor, Inc Paul M Munsen & Christene Brickville & Peace Rds Devel LLC Na Villagio LLC & Peace Devel LLC Melanie Floit Matthew S Good Gerald E Bejnarowicz & Jeneane L Brian W Lance Christopher M Fricker & Emily E Dano Gregg Sibigtroth David K Fannon & Marilyn Yamber-Fannon Kelsey E Gilmore Daniel Klein & Lynn Andrew Mccarter & Dana Plug Rodney A Crosby & Deborah J Denise A Suddeth Travis W Thompson Miguel A Fernandez Raymond W Rubo & Sharon D Marlene Meisels Jim Doherty Joshua R Huseman & Michelle L Vissering Thomas Hinterlong & Kathleen Kathleen Halloran Daniel Lundeen & Rebecca Hector F Hrenandez David B Bartelt, Jayna P Bartelt, Lynn A Hammer Adam F Curtis Chicago Title Land Tr Co Trustee Tr 8002362499 Marcus A Mccarty Christopher Warner James F Cunningham, III Jeffry Royce Wade Holcomb & Jeanine Keith T Cameron & Rosalind L Bowers Frank T Montelone Judson Christensen Daves Mini Storage, Inc Jeffrey W Kachlik & Claudia D Brian T White & Jennifer M Christopher J Collins Greenfeather, LLC – Houses Dee Anne Ubben E & H Acquisitions, Inc Monica Miller Troy Taylor Ata R Shakir & Brenda K Don Durancik & Patrice Danish Sheikh

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City SALE PRICE Malta $85,000.00 Somonauk $191,000.00 DeKalb $180,000.00 DeKalb $55,749.00 Malta $119,000.00 DeKalb $184,900.00 Hinckley $200,000.00 DeKalb $119,900.00 Genoa $143,000.00 Sandwich $75,500.00 Sycamore $150,450.00 Sycamore $54,800.00 Waterman $190,000.00 Sycamore $600,000.00 Sycamore $1,582,474.00 DeKalb $134,500.00 Sandwich $235,400.00 DeKalb $85,000.00 Sycamore $129,900.00 DeKalb $122,000.00 Kingston $155,000.00 DeKalb $23,000.00 Sycamore $130,500.00 DeKalb $382,280.00 DeKalb $140,000.00 Sycamore $217,000.00 Sycamore $190,000.00 DeKalb $108,200.00 DeKalb $30,222.00 Malta $100.00 DeKalb $64,000.00 DeKalb $80,900.00 Sycamore $212,000.00 Sandwich $115,000.00 Sandwich $60,000.00 Sandwich $208,500.00 Sycamore $128,000.00 Sycamore $211,750.00 DeKalb $105,000.00 Sandwich $35,000.00 Sycamore $289,000.00 Somonauk $208,500.00 Cortland $100,000.00 Sycamore $110,105.00 DeKalb $85,800.00 DeKalb $100,750.00 Sycamore $32,000.00 Sandwich $32,000.00 Sandwich $150,000.00 DeKalb $182,500.00 DeKalb $277,000.00 Sycamore $299,000.00 DeKalb $94,000.00 Kirkland $149,000.00 DeKalb $60,000.00 DeKalb $91,000.00 DeKalb $139,000.00 DeKalb $162,000.00 Cortland $111,300.00 Sycamore $62,000.00