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D-3 candidate Campbell vows to appeal; D-4 hopeful Emmer considers write-in bid By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Election Board voted to remove would-be Republican county board candidates Clay Campbell and Laurie Emmert from the March primary ballot Friday, although Campbell says the fight is not over for him.

The board’s decision came in response to objections filed against the nominating petitions for Campbell and Emmert. Campbell, the former DeKalb County state’s attorney, has said he would appeal the decision. Campbell said he was amazed the board voted against him with no deliberation. “I expected this decision,”

Campbell said. “When I go into these things, I will run into opposition simply by virtue of who I am.” Riley Oncken, the incumbent District 3 board member whom Campbell was challenging, objected to Campbell’s nominating petition. In his objection, Oncken said the address in Campbell’s voter registration record, and

the address listed on his driver’s license, is not in District 3. Attorney John Countryman, representing Oncken, cited state election law, and contended that Campbell was a registered voter in District 8 on the day he filed his nominating petition for a seat in District 3. “He signed a statement of candidacy swearing he’s a qualified

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elector at an address other than the one on Berkshire Drive,” Countryman said. “He was not a legal voter at the address where he swore, under oath, he was a legal voter.” Campbell provided 14 pieces of evidence showing he lives on Kelly Lane, which is in District 3.

On the Web To view video from the Election Board meeting, visit Daily-Chronicle.com.

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By ERIC TALMADGE and FOSTER KLUG The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea – The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the country’s second most powerful figure. But while Jang Song Thaek is now gone, the fallout from his purge is not over. In a stunning reversal of the popular image of Jang as a mentor and father figure guiding young Kim Jong Un as he consolidated power, North Korea’s state-run media announced Friday he had been executed, portraying him as a morally corrupt traitor who saw the death of Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il, in December 2011 as an opportunity to make his own power play. Experts who study the authoritarian country, which closely guards its internal workings from both outsiders and citizens, were divided on whether the sudden turn of events reflected turmoil within the highest levels of power or signaled that Kim Jong Un was consolidating his power in a decisive show of strength. Either way, the purge is an unsettling development for a world that is already wary of Kim’s unpredictability amid North Korea’s attempts to develop nuclear weapons. “If he has to go as high as purging and then executing Jang, it tells you that everything’s not normal,” said Victor Cha, a former senior White House adviser on Asia. The first appearance of the new narrative came out just days ago, when North Korea accused Jang, 67, of corruption, womanizing, gambling and taking drugs. It said he’d

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The money donated to the DeKalb Salvation Army around the holidays sustains the charitable organization year round.

It’s nonprofits’ main season; do research before writing a check

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Treneice Nichols (left) of the DeKalb Salvation Army rings a bell as a customer leaving Inboden’s Meats in DeKalb checks his pockets for a donation Thursday. By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The donations that many local charities receive around the holidays are critical to their budgets.

Charities take in an average of 40 percent of their funds between Thanksgiving and the New Year’s Day, making this a crucial time for them, according to Sandra Miniutti, vice president of marketing for Charity Navigator.

“We’ve done surveys the past several years, and it varies from one charity to another, but the average is 40 percent [given] between Thanksgiving and new year,” Miniutti said. Charities know this well, and

many of them do all they can to inform people in their communities about their services and let them know just how much good their (tax-deductible) donations can

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Donation is $7 for all-you-can-eat breakfast. Call Kingston Friendship 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 (near Aldi), 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, personal hygiene products and monetary donations also are welcome to purchase gift cards for meat. Overeaters Anonymous Walkand-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at The Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. www.oa.org; Call Marilyn at 815-751-4822. NICE Food and Clothing Center: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, by appointment other days, at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Serves the southwest part of DeKalb County and the southeast area of Lee County. 815-824-2228. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Learning to Live Al-Anon group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Newman Catholic Center annex, Normal Road in DeKalb. llc904@ hotmail.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. www. rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Club, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Open to the public. Lightning games: 1:30 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St. www.genoavetshome.us or contact Cindy at crmcorn65@ yahoo.com or 815-751-1509. Back to Basics AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at Cortland Methodist Church, 45 Chestnut St., Cortland. Last Saturday is open meeting. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Sunday 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Genoa American Legion Riders: 11 a.m. at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., Genoa. 815-784-5967. Rockford Writers’ Guild: 1 to 3 p.m. at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford. DeKalb County writers are invited to meet with peers at monthly meetings. Visit www.rockfordwritersguild. com; click on “Meetings and Events for Writers” for map and schedule. Memories of DeKalb Ag: 2 to 4 p.m. at Nehring Gallery, Suite 204, 111 S. Second St., DeKalb. Free. Society for Creative Anachronism armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. For Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors. Visit www.carraigban.org or call 815739-5788 or 815-986-5403. Bread & Roses women’s chorus practice: 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. For information, call Patty Rieman at 815-758-4897 or visit www.breadandroseschorus.org. DeKalb County Illinois NAACP Adult Chapter: 6 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Church at Twombly and Annie Glidden roads in DeKalb. Contact Kevin Chambliss at tiger39217@yahoo.com or 815501-7583. Steps And Traditions AA(C): 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.

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Children change perspective EDITOR’S NOTE Eric Olson It was around 9 p.m. on Dec. 3. I was putting my 5-year-old daughter Allyson to bed. In seven hours I’d be up again to take her mother to Kishwaukee Community Hospital, where she was scheduled to give birth to our third child. We hadn’t told the children what we planned to name the baby. We figured because we already knew it was going to be our third girl and we already knew when she would be born, the least we could do was keep everyone in the dark about her name. I was nervous that night. I didn’t want to tell my wife that, considering that she was the one about to have surgery and probably wouldn’t be that sympathetic. But I figured I could confide in a 5-year-old who was about to fall asleep. Sometimes children’s simple view on the world can bring comfort to adults. I’ve seen it in movies. “Can I tell you a secret?” I whispered. “Yes. Tell me the baby’s name,” she whispered back. “That’s not the secret,” I said. “The secret is, I’m a little nervous about tomorrow.” “Who cares?” she said. “What’s the baby’s name? I won’t tell.” Yet again, real life is not like the movies. Maybe it’s the lack of inspirational background music. At any rate, I decide to keep my nerves to myself from then on. Less than 12 hours later, with the help of some good people on the medical and anesthetic team, my daughter Avery Ryann Olson was born pink and screaming right here in DeKalb. She came out with a full head of hair, too. My wife and I have always made loud, hairy babies. Once she was born, the anxiety went away. And here we go: Thoughtful, reflective people considering whether or not to have a child – or another one – likely pause to think about what they’d be getting them into. Already there are 7 billion people on Earth, taking “selfies” with our iPhones as we pollute the planet and consume finite resources. The next generation will have many problems to solve. In our household, we only have so much money and can only record so many TV shows on the DVR. Is it wise to bring another person into all this? Is it selfish? Those can be tough questions to answer. Unless, like me, you mostly ponder them as you’re holding your new baby. Then they become gimmes. Are there too many people on Earth? Only if there are too many stars in the sky. Can we take care of this child? We’ll find a way, just like our parents did. Is it selfish to make more people? When this baby discovers a cure for cancer or writes a great American novel, it won’t be. Like many good things in my life, Avery just kind of happened. It had been almost six years since Allyson

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Avery’s cute, isn’t she? was born, and I’d forgotten just how remarkable bringing a new life into the world can be, and how it helps your mind separate the trivial matters from things that are truly important. Since the birth a little more than a week ago, our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers have all been very kind. That matters so much more than the kind of car I drive or the fact that my brother has beaten me three times in a row at “Words With Friends” (“za” and “zee” aren’t words!) The baby is healthy, and her mother is doing well. That’s what matters most of all. Lynch for 6: Today we’ll learn where Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch finishes in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy. Despite his two-year track record of impressive stats, it’s safe to say he’s a longshot to win. But Lynch’s simply being there is a big achievement, both for him and for the Huskies football program he represents. This week in our sports section, there have been many stories written about No. 6, how the NIU coaching staff took a chance on him and were rewarded probably beyond what they could have hoped. If you haven’t read Lynch’s story, or seen the video retrospective on his career, you can find them online at HuskieWire.com. That site also has live coverage from the proceedings in New York by our sports writer, Steve Nitz. The Huskies came up a game short of a return to a BCS bowl this year, but no right-minded fan would dispute the contribution Lynch has made in his two seasons as the starting quarterback. And for those who fear that the team will backslide after Lynch plays his final game in cardinal and black, remember: People thought the same thing when Lynch’s predecessor, Chandler Harnish, left. “A” for what, exactly?: They’ve set up a big holiday-themed “Christkindlmarket” in Chicago’s Daley Plaza. There is a nativity scene, a 20-foot Christmas tree, a menorah. There’s also an 8½-foot-tall scarlet letter “A”

that’s been erected there by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group spend $2,000 to put up their display, which includes a sign with the headline “A is for Atheist.” The sign talks about the group’s “Out Campaign,” which it says aims in part to “eradicate the negative stereotypes of nonbelievers.” Everyone’s entitled to their beliefs, but it’s hard to see how a big gaudy public display that says the other religions are a lot of fairy tales dispels any stereotypes about atheists. It kind of makes them look like the turd in the holiday eggnog. I have friends who call themselves atheists. I also have personally seen religion offer great comfort to people, particularly in times of trouble or of dying. In our modern society, we should be well past religious persecution. But people’s public celebration of their faith doesn’t harm nonbelievers, and shouldn’t require some kind of “answer.” The other religious displays don’t attempt to refute other beliefs or say that if you’re an atheist, you’re on the Highway to Hell. Having them on public property doesn’t constitute state endorsement of a particular faith. Don’t have religion? A 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center shows that 20 percent of American adults – and about a third of those under 30 – don’t, either. But only 2.4 percent of those surveyed actively identified as “atheists.” And 97 percent of people believe in some kind of God. People have had their doubts about religion probably for as long as it’s been around. But it’s an institution whose traditions and teachings shape our society in a way that’s overwhelmingly – although not universally – positive. Beyond attracting attention, it’s hard to see what hope or help a big red “A” is offering our society.

• Eric Olson is editor of the Daily Chronicle. Reach him at 815-756-4841, ext. 2257, email eolson@shawmedia. com, or follow him in Twitter @ DC_Editor.

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8 STATE BRIEFS State representative wants Boeing plant in Decatur

Wounded Arlington Heights officer expected to recover

SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants Boeing Co. to build a new manufacturing plant in Decatur. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reported Forsyth Republican Rep. Bill Mitchell is hoping the Chicago-based aerospace company will build its new factory in the central Illinois community. Boeing is looking for a location to build its new 400-seat 777X jetliner. Boeing is looking at a $7 billion to $10 billion plant that would start with 3,250 workers in 2018 and grow to 8,500 by 2024. Mitchell said Decatur has “great manufacturing capacity and a highly skilled workforce.” Several other states also submitted offers by Tuesday’s deadline. They include Missouri, Alabama and California.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Authorities say the suburban Chicago police officer shot in the face when he responded to a domestic dispute call is expected to make a full recovery. Speaking at a news conference Thursday, police said Arlington Heights Police Officer Michael McEvoy survived Thursday night’s shooting in large part because his fellow officers dragged him from the scene. And he received immediate first aid from a firefighter who happened to be visiting family nearby. Police Commander Andrew Whowell said the gunman was fatally shot by police after he pointed a gun at officers. The estranged girlfriend he was holding hostage was not injured. He was identified as 41-year-old Eric Anderson of nearby Niles. McEvoy was taken to Advocate Luther-

an General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he underwent two surgeries overnight.

Ill. taxpayers affected by tornadoes get extension CHICAGO – Illinois taxpayers affected by last month’s deadly tornadoes are getting more time to file their returns. Gov. Pat Quinn said property owners harmed by the Nov. 17 twisters that raked portions of the state now will have until May 31 to file any Illinois tax returns that were due on or after Nov. 15. The Chicago Democrat said “communities across Illinois should focus on recovery – not deadlines” in the wake of the two dozen tornadoes that barreled through the state, killing seven people. Quinn’s office said anyone filing paper tax forms by mail should write “Tornado – November 2013” in red on the outside of the envelope and on the top of the tax return.

Wheaton police warn of coyote attacks on pets WHEATON – A suburban Chicago police department is urging residents to be vigilant about their pets, saying they’ve fielded more reports of coyote attacks on small dogs. Wheaton police said an officer saw a coyote snatch a small, unleashed dog Nov. 27. On Sunday, a small dog had to be euthanized after it was attacked by a coyote in a fenced yard. In another incident, two coyotes ran off with a dog that was outside a home. Police said the cases underscore the need for pets to be leashed, and fences don’t guarantee a pet’s safety. Authorities said coyotes are more visible as food becomes scarcer and young coyotes leave their families. Anyone encountering a coyote should shout, clap, run toward it or throw something in its direction.

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Cvek questions missed committee meetings By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County Board member is pushing for change in light of four of the 12 Finance Committee meetings being canceled or rescheduled this year, while the committee chairman is defending his actions as financially prudent. Anthony Cvek, a Sycamore Republican, wants to require a two-thirds vote for committee members to cancel standing committee meetings, which is how county board meetings are canceled. He also wants the committee chairman’s pay for months without meetings eliminated. Cvek said FiAnthony nance CommitCvek tee Chairman Steven Reid, a DeKalb Democrat, has canceled committee meetings because he doesn’t feel there are agenda items worth discussing. The county finance committee, which is supposed to convene monthly, did not meet three times this year, but the December meeting was rescheduled for an hour before the county board meeting Wednesday. “To allow the work of this committee to be held hostage on account of one individual’s ideological differences simply cannot continue,” Cvek wrote in a news release issued this week. Cvek also said Reid accepts solutions proposed by county staff rather than pursuing other options. Reid said he tends to trust county staff and department heads because they are professionals in county issues. He also said meetings are not held when there are no agenda items; not holding them can save money since board members are paid $85 per meeting. The committee chairman is paid $110 per month. The county has eight standing committees, for which a total of 16 meetings did not happen. The Planning and Zoning Committee missed the most meetings at four while the Health and Human Services Committee missed none. While Reid said he wasn’t sure why the Finance Committee meetings in April and July did not happen; the committee typically chooses to cancel its January meeting, he said.

Reid said the Finance Committee meeting scheduled for December was rescheduled because five of the seven members were unable to attend for personal reasons. “That’s certainly not something arbitrary that I had anything to do with,” Reid said. Both board members are seeking re-election next year. Cvek is running against Laurie Emmer for the District 4 seat in the Republican primary, while Reid is running unopposed for a District 5 seat. Cvek’s proposals come after several board members discussed wanting to examine and possibly tweak the budget appeal and approval process. During the Nov. 20 board meeting, when they approved the budget for the fiscal year that starts Jan. 1, about five of the 24 county board members said they were not satisfied with the budget appeal process. At the time, Cvek, along with board member Charles Foster, R-Shabbona, wanted to table the vote on the budget and property tax levy for study at the next finance committee meeting. Other members, such as Tracy Jones, R-Kirkland, wanted to understand aspects of the budget better. One of Cvek’s proposals is suspending pay for chairmen during the months their committee meetings are canceled. Committee chairman are paid even during the months without meetings because of the additional duties they have outside of them, said Jeff Metzger, board chairman. “They spend a lot of time planning a meeting,” he said. Reid said one of his tasks as committee chairman includes researching issues board members plan to discuss. The monthly payment was something discussed and approved by board members before, Metzger said. But for Cvek, ending the practice seems like a “no-brainer.” “When you don’t show up for work, you don’t get paid,” he wrote in the news release. “It’s really that simple.” At Tuesday’s executive committee meeting, board members agreed to attempt another Finance Committee meeting before the next county board meeting. Foster, who is vice chairman of the Finance Committee, said one of the primary purposes of the meeting was to advance the conversation on the budget process.

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Chefs show skills for fundraiser Feed ‘Em Soup benefits from cooking contest By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Taxco chef Jesus Romero remembers a time when his family didn’t have any food to eat some days. Romero’s mother, who received help from other people while working multiple jobs, told her son when he was little that he needed to give back. So he did. Romero participated in a fundraiser Friday called the Battle of the Chefs Gourmet Cook-Off at Feed ‘Em Soup, 122 S. First St., DeKalb. All proceeds benefited Feed ‘Em Soup, a soup kitchen which helps feed the homeless. “It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community,” Romero said. “That’s the reward for me.” Romero put his skills to the test against Feed ‘Em Soup chef Alex Smith in a duel which served an appetizer, entree and dessert. The audience chose the winner by a round of applause. It wasn’t Smith’s first time cooking with Romero, who was his boss during Smith’s first cooking job at Taxco. “This is like being in culinary school again,” he said. Guests, who paid $50 a ticket, ate food such as seared cherry tarragon glazed beef while sipping on wine. The fundraiser was the highest in terms of ticket price, and Feed ‘Em Soup sold about 70 to 75 tickets. “The key is the unique menu,” said Derek Gibbs, Feed ‘Em Soup’s executive director. “It’s a little bit of an elevated experience.”

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ABOVE: Taxco Chef Jesus Romero talks with his staff about serving his tortilla soup Friday during Battle of The Chefs at Feed ‘Em Soup in DeKalb. BELOW: Chef Alex Smith (center) prepares his pork rillette Monte Cristo with smoked apple butter, pickled apple slices and gruyere.

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8OBITUARIES SUSAN MARIE BENSON Born: Aug. 25, 1960, Sycamore, Ill. Died: Dec. 6, 2013, in Chicago DeKALB – Susan Marie Benson, 53, of DeKalb, Ill., left this earth on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, with her sisters and best friend at her side, to be with her beloved savior. She is now a member of the heavenly choir. She was born on Aug. 25, 1960, in Sycamore, to Irene J. Benson and the late Maynard A. Benson. She is survived by her sisters, Rose (Rick) Tonozzi and Pat (Ron) Myers; mother, Irene Benson; nieces, Melissa Eike, Patricia Swanberg (Terrence Smith) and Katie Myers (Trevor Chilton); nephews, John (Michelle) Swanberg and Nick (Jamie) Myers; loves of her life, great-nieces, Carmindy, Oliviana, Tatiana, Tinley, Marissa, Vanessa and Lena; best friend, Heidi Muntjanoff; and many, many more. Sue’s family offers thanks to those who knew Sue, befriended her, helped her and cherished her friendship. She goes by the grace of God. No funeral service or visitation will be held. A celebration of Sue’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Glad Tidings Church, 2325 N. First St., DeKalb, with Pastor Mike Massey officiating, followed by coffee and cookies. Memorials can be made to the Susan M. Benson Memorial Fund, American Midwest Bank, in care of Pat Myers, 1985 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

ROGER V. JOHNSON Born: April 13, 1943, in Spring Valley, Ill. Died: Nov. 26, 2013, in Stanwood, Mich. STANWOOD, Mich. – Roger V. Johnson, 70, of Stanwood, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at home with his family by his side after a short four-month battle with cancer. Born April 13, 1943, in Spring Valley, to Vernon E. and Arlene M. (Wabel) Johnson, Roger graduated from Shabbona High School in Shabbona. Roger’s career started as an automotive body and refinish technician. After early retirement he was the owner/operator of Johnson’s Kennels in Stanwood, where he bred, raised and trained upland bird dogs. He was a member of the National Bird Dog Challenge Association (NBDCA) and the United Field Trialers Association (UFTA), where he competed in upland bird dog hunting competitions, ultimately achieving championships in amateur, open and double divisions. He also won the 2010 UFTA National Open Pointing Dog Championship with Johnson’s Kid Pepper. Roger married Paula Schmidt in 1968. They enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting, fishing, off-road motorcycling and canoeing. He is survived by his wife, Paula; daughters, Teri (Terry) Zinke and Chris (Jim) Lamkin; son, Jeff (Candace) Johnson; sister, Karen (Tom) Plouf; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roger was preceded in death by his parents. At his request, no services are scheduled at this time. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Final resting place will be Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Compton, Ill. In lieu of flowers, consider donations in Roger’s memory to Spectrum Health Hospice, 4500 Breton Road, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, or a hospice of your choice. Share a memory or condolence at www.mohnkefuneralhome.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

JOYCE C. KARAVATOS Born: Jan. 2, 1941, in Chicago Died: Dec. 6, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. SYCAMORE – Joyce C. Karavatos, 72, of Sycamore, Ill., died

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. She was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Chicago, the daughter of Waldmer and Carla (Fleischner) Allert. Joyce worked as a registered nurse at Edward Hospital in Naperville for many years. She was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. She will be dearly missed by her family and many dear friends. Survivors include one son, Donald Karavatos; one daughter, Kristina Karkavatsos; four grandchildren, Donald, Alison, Caroline and Oraya; and one great-grandchild, Evan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her funeral service will be at noon Tuesday, Dec. 17, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church of DeKalb, 320 S. Second St., DeKalb, with the Rev. John E. Artemas officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Joyce Karavatos can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church of DeKalb, in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

DANIEL J. McCABE Born: June 18, 1952, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Dec. 12, 2013, in Sycamore, Ill. SYCAMORE – Daniel James McCabe, 61, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at home. Born June 18, 1952, in DeKalb, the son of Robert James and Shirley Carolyn (Gunther) McCabe, Dan was a 1971 graduate of DeKalb High School. He was employed by Seymour of Sycamore for 34 years. Dan was a member of DeKalb Elks Lodge 765 and was an avid bowler, fisherman and golfer. He is survived by his close friend and companion, Jean Bradford of Sycamore; daughter, Linda (William) Lathrop; granddaughters, Madelyn and Maxine Lathrop; aunt, Patricia Bellinger; uncle, John (Sandy) Gunther; sisters, Teresa and Erin; brother, Robin; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. No services will be held. A memorial visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the DeKalb Elks Club, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Daniel J. McCabe Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Missing Cortland man found, charged with trespassing By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI jduchnowski@shawmedia.com CORTLAND – Authorities spent almost 11 hours searching for a 28-year-old Cortland man reported missing Thursday who police said actually broke into a neighbor’s pole barn and stole beer. Jacob C. Brummett, of the 15000 block of East North Avenue, was charged Friday with trespassing and theft, both misdemeanors. After driving his 2002 Buick LeSabre into a ditch Thursday, he wandered onto his neighbor’s property, entered the building and helped him-

self to beer he found inside, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said. Brummett was reported missing about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. His abandoned car was found in a ditch near his home on North Avenue, about a halfmile west of Airport Road, Jacob C. authorities said. BrumBrummett mett had been drinking vodka before he broke into his neighbor’s building, Scott said. Sheriff’s police searched

with a police dog, and Illinois State Police used a specialized helicopter to scan the area where Brummett’s car was found until 3:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities resumed searching about 9 a.m., calling in search dogs from the Midwest K9 Emergency Response Team in Lee. The neighbor found Brummett, conscious but lying down, about 12:45 p.m. Friday, inside the pole barn, authorities said. He was taken to DeKalb County Jail after receiving a precautionary medical examination. He is expected to appear in court today.

predatory criminal sexual assault. Each count is punishable by between six and 30 years in prison, so if he is convicted of all three charges, he would face between 18 and 90 years in prison. During an interview Wednesday at the Child Advocacy Center, the child said Riggs had her perform a sex act on him repeatedly, court records show. When questioned by police, Riggs admitted to three such incidents in the past two years, court records show.

Riggs and the girl are related, First Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris said. Riggs was unable to appear in court Friday morning because he was on suicide watch, but DeKalb County Judge John McAdams found there was probable cause to believe Riggs had committed the crimes, court records show. McAdams appointed him a public defender; Riggs is next due in court Monday.

8LOCAL BRIEF Man charged with sexually abusing child DeKALB – A 34-year-old DeKalb man accused of making a 6-year-old perform a sex act remained in DeKalb County jail Friday, unable to post 10 percent of Jeremiah his $750,000 Riggs bail. Jeremiah Riggs, of the 11100 block of Market Street, was charged with three counts of

Eunice Kelley Cies Windett, age 92 passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. I was born on October 14, 1921 in Flat River, MO, to Lewis and Edith Kelley. My father was a “lead miner” and my mother, a hard-working housewife. We didn’t have much money, but we had lots of love. I had one brother and four sisters. Now there is only me! At this time, I am 92 years young with wonderful memories I would like to share with you. In 1940, I met George T. Cies and we were married shortly after we met. We had three children, George K. Cies, Julie Cies Elliott and Gene Cies Witzel. Next came nine grandchildren, then came thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. George and I had 50 happy years together until his death in 1990. The next chapter in my life is ten years married to Ellsworth Windett, a true gentleman from the old school. He was a wonderful companion and we did lots of traveling, hunting and fishing. It was a good ten years. In 2001, I lost my son, George Cies, and grandson, Michael Martner, and husband, Ellsworth Windett. It was a very sad time! Fortunately, there were wonderful great grandchildren to “love.” Believe me, you can’t feel sad when a child is giving you a loving hug! My wish for you is that you love each other and count your blessings every day. If you believe that “love makes the world go around,” come celebrate my Wonderful Life with my family at 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Kennedy Pointe Restaurant, 2245 Kennedy Rd. in Bristol, IL. Love, Kelley

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Born: May 15, 1940, in Peru, Ill. Died: Dec. 8, 2013 MINNETONKA, Minn. – Ronald Dewey Price, 73, of Minnetonka, Minn., and formerly of Sycamore and Bishop Hill, Ill., passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, with his daughter, Jennifer, by his side. A loving husband, father, grandfather (Bumpa), brother, uncle, friend and musical colleague, he was born May 15, 1940, in Peru, Ill., to Milo and Margaret (Rodda) Price. He married Carol Frances Cook on May 19, 1961, in Rockford. He was the father of three daughters, Jennifer Thomas of Hopkins, Minn., Renee Smith of Iowa City, Iowa, and Nikki Price of Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was the brother of Jim (Darlene) Price and Lynette (Bruce)

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich spent much of oral arguments Friday focusing on one question: At what point does run-of-the-mill political horse-trading veer into corruption? During an hour-long hearing, three judges of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals frequently interrupted a prosecutor and pressed her to explain just how the former Democratic governor’s actions had strayed beyond what is otherwise acceptable in politics. “If you could help me with this, I’d be so grateful: Where is the line that differentiates legal horse-trading from a federal offence that puts you

in prison?” Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner asked at one point. Attorneys for Blagojevich, who was convicted of trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat, among other things, want the court to toss his convictions. At the very least, they want to court to slash years off of his 14-year prison term, which is one of the longest ever imposed for corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors went prison. Blagojevich didn’t attend the hearing; he remained at the Colorado prison where he’s serving his sentence. But his wife, Patti Blagojevich, watched the proceedings, sometimes shaking her head when she disagreed with what was being said.

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SAN ANTONIO – A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer. The method involves studying drugs in small groups of people and using advanced statistical techniques to analyze the results as they come in, instead of waiting for all the data to arrive. Whether the drug, veliparib, ever makes it to market remains to be seen, but it has shown enough potential to advance to final-phase testing aimed at Food and Drug Administration approval. Bringing a new cancer drug to market usually takes

more than a decade and tests in thousands of patients, and costs more than $1 billion. Companies can’t afford many studies like that, and patients can’t wait years for potentially life-saving new medicines, said Don Berry, a biostatistician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He helped design the novel analytical method discussed Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international conference. Researchers testing a drug usually don’t see results until they’re all in, to prevent biasing the study. But several years ago, an unusual partnership decided to try a new way. It involves the National Cancer Institute, the FDA, drug companies, dozens of cancer research centers and charitable foundations. The study, called I-SPY 2,

puts small groups of women on experimental drugs or combinations, then gives them surgery to see what effect the medicines had. The best result is a complete response, where no signs of cancer remain. Each patient’s results are analyzed as they come in, and advanced statistical methods are used to calculate probabilities that the drug would help in various situations, depending on which women had a complete response. “This allows us to learn and adapt from each patient as the study goes on,” and results on early participants guide treatment that later ones get, said Dr. Hope Rugo of the University of California, San Francisco. When enough evidence indicates a high probability of success, the drug “graduates” to final-phase testing.

8STATE BRIEF Quinn attends Chicago memorial for Mandela CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn was among those who were expected to attend a Friday evening memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The event on Chicago’s South Side was organized by the South African consulate and was held at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Organizers said the memorial service would be “celebrating the life and service” of Mandela, who died at age 95. The agenda included prayer, song and dance. It featured a keynote address by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as well as religious leaders from a variety of faiths. It’s one of a number of similar memorials being held around the country. Chicagoans welcomed Mandela during his visit to the city two decades ago.

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Chances for budget A year of horror, grief for community bill solid in Senate Conn. town faces grim anniversary

The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease acrossthe-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday. However, significantly more Senate Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation than vote for it, highlighting the different political forces at work at opposite ends of the Capitol. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced a test vote for Tuesday on the measure, which cleared the House on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 332-94. The Veterans of Foreign Wars joined the ranks of the bill’s opponents during the day, citing a provision to reduce cost of living increases for military retirees until they reach age 62. The result could mean “a cumulative loss in retirement income of $80,000” for a sergeant first class who retires at age 40, the group said. “Although Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we can’t allow Congress to dismantle the programs they created over the past 12 years,” said William A. Thien, the VFW’s national commander. A short while later, Re-

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada listens (left) as Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., answers questions on the budget Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. publican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said they would oppose the measure unless the provision was changed. They said a 42-year-old sergeant first class retiring after 20 years would lose about $72,000 in income. Overall, the legislation erases $63 billion in acrossthe-board cuts in the next two budget years, and specifies $85 billion in savings over a decade, including the one relating to military retirement. The result is a net $23 billion cut in deficits through 2023, although critics argue spending increases will happen first, and the savings years later, if at all.

NEWTOWN, Conn. – A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl’s name: Avielle. Outside, all around town, Christmas lights shimmer. But so, too, do the 26 bronze stars that sit atop the local firehouse, one for each adult and child gunned down at a school one unimaginable day. In so many ways, this is a place frozen in time. Ribbons of green – the Sandy Hook Elementary School color – stay tied to mailboxes and storefronts, just as a curly-haired girl smiles from a framed photograph that remains atop a mantel inside Jeremy Richman’s century-old home. People might assume the hurt that accompanies tragedy fades with time. But, says Richman, who last Dec. 14 lost his only child, “I miss Avielle more every day.” It’s been a painful and frenetic year, for the Richmans and for all of Newtown. From horror came despair and, soon, attempts at moving beyond one of the nation’s deadliest shootings. Now, with winter on their doorstep once again, the people of Newtown are bracing for the day everyone here simply

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ered inside for a candlelight vigil. “It will be in my head forever to look out at their faces and see how much they were wounded,” she says. From that day, through Christmas and the long winter, the families and the town endured immense grief, beginning with an unrelenting procession of funerals, as they grappled with the toll of the tragedy – 20 first-grade children and six educators gunned down in minutes by a troubled and socially isolated young man with a semiautomatic rifle. Among the clergy members who counseled families that night in the Sandy Hook firehouse was Monsignor Robert Weiss, pastor of the St. Rose of

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• DONATIONS Continued from page A1 do for their fellow citizens during this season of good will. Organizations such as The Salvation Army, Voluntary Action Center, Pay-It-Forward House and Fox Valley Older Adult Services do most of their fundraising around this time. Cynthia Worsley, director of Fox Valley Older Adult Services in Sandwich, said the largest donations come at the end of the year. “That happens for several reasons,” Worsley said. “People are more in a giving mood, and we ask. Some people give for the tax break, but giving rarely depends on that.” Worsley noted one local couple, Dick and Pat Husby, have donated stock holdings to the organization for the past few years, illustrating that cash isn’t the only option.

GETTING WORD OUT Both the senior service and Pay-It-Forward House have wish lists on their websites. “I think however the individual is most comfortable giving is what’s most important,” Worsley said. Between an annual mailing and the familiar Red Kettle Campaign, Capt. Michael Cho of DeKalb’s Salvation Army chapter said funds raised through the holidays sustain the organization year-round. Joyce Mathey of Pay-ItForward House in Sycamore believes she has an easier job seeking donations because her organization has a physical location. “People can actually come to the house and get a better idea of our mission and what we do here,” Mathey said. “We give tours, we welcome visitors, and anyone can come to a volunteer orientation.” Although local donations account for only 1 percent of Voluntary Action Center’s budget, director Tom Zucker said it’s crucial.

“Local giving is strong. The economy is still not great, but people choose to support local programs where they see what their money is doing.” Tom Zucker Voluntary Action Center director “That 1 percent is the source of our local match for grants for both our transportation and nutrition services, so there is a definite impact on services,” Zucker said. “Local giving is strong. The economy is still not great, but people choose to support local programs where they see what their money is doing,” he said. The Kishwaukee United Way receives only about 10 percent of its funding during the holiday season, according to executive director Dawn Littlefield. “Most of our contributions come in the form of payroll deductions, so we have income year-round,” Littlefield said. “We do see a small spike around the holidays.” When donors choose to give elsewhere, such as to the recent natural disaster relief efforts in the Philippines or Washington, Ill., Littlefield said Kishwaukee United Way “co-messages.” “We try to direct donors the best way to give that relief, in the form of cash or clothing or whatever is most needed, but we also remind them not to forget families right here in DeKalb County that need support,” Littlefield said.

CHOOSING A CHARITY In fact, there are so many worthwhile causes out there vying for donors’ attention that choosing which ones to donate to can be difficult. Dan Templin, executive director of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, urges research into any charity. “Read carefully. Look over all the information you receive,” Templin said. He said it’s important to find charities that “match your passion.”

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Charity research assistance For information on local charities, visit dekalbcountyfoundation.org. For information on charities worldwide, visit charitynavigator. org or guidestar.org. Miniutti also emphasized the importance of research. “I think the very first thing is to be clear about what you want your dollars to accomplish, and make sure the charity you’re considering does that work,” Miniutti said. “For example, you want to give to cancer research. You see the name of a charity and it has cancer in the title, but that organization might be more about patient care. It’s important to vet the charity before you write a check,” she said. Miniutti said donors should look at the organization’s financial health, accountability and transparency, and results. “Sometimes measuring results can be difficult, but it’s important that an organization articulate the impact it has beyond the heartfelt stories,” Miniutti said. No matter how donors decide to give, or the size of the donation, Templin said it’s the act of giving is important. “Our job [at the community foundation] is to build philanthropy,” Templin said. “It’s not our job to dictate what that philanthropy should be.”

• BALLOT Continued from page A1 “What’s relevant is the issue of residency,” Campbell said. After about 90 minutes of testimony and questions from the election board, members voted 2-1 to uphold the objection. Voting to remove Campbell from the ballot were DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson and Luan Olson, representing the office of DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Maureen Josh. Stephanie Klein, chief assistant for the civil division for DeKalb County State’s Attorney Richard Schmack, voted in Campbell’s favor. Campbell has five days after the written decision is rendered Monday to appeal with the circuit court. “I already have that petition prepared,” Campbell said. “I expected it.” In a separate hearing Fri-

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Clay Campbell (right) hands a document to county clerk and recorder Doug Johnson during an Electoral Board hearing held Friday for an objection of Campbell’s candidacy made by Riley Oncken at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore. day, Emmer conceded she did not have the required 19 valid signatures on her petition. Emmer, who is challenging incumbent Anthony Cvek, R-Sycamore, gathered 19 signatures, but one of the signers lives outside District 4.

All three members of the board voted to uphold the objection filed by District 4 resident Earl Gable. Emmer said she might file to run as a write-in candidate. “This has been a real learning experience for me,” Emmer said.

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8SKETCH VIEW

Volunteers merit praise

Oh, for the simpler Christmases of years past One hundred years ago in America, Christmas was a mighty different situation. Based on newspaper reports, MyHeritage.com recently put together a list of the most-asked-for gifts by children who lived back then. Here are the top five requests: • candy • nuts • rocking horse • doll • mittens It’s a modest list, to say the least, but reflective of a time that was far less complicated than society is today. Now, kids rule in many homes. And Santa is under siege. This year, the top five kid-wants according to retailers are: • Furby Boom • Teksta Robotic Puppy • LeapPad Ultra • Flutterbye Flying Fairy • Big Hugs Elmo Let’s begin with Furby. This is a robot toy that resembles an owl. The “all new” Furby has a mind of its own and can interact with the tykes. Let’s hope Furby isn’t a member of the Hell’s Angels. The Teksta puppy is allegedly just like a real dog except there is no bathroom component. Teksta will dance and respond

VIEWS Bill O’Reilly to your hand gestures – not including the middle finger. The puppy can even perform back flips that will amuse and amaze. I guess. The LeapPad Ultra is yet another hightech gizmo that will hypnotize your child. It’s a tablet that kids can write on, as well as summon apps, videos and games. If your child isn’t an Internet zombie by now, he or she will be once the LeapPad gets inside the house. The Flutterbye Flying Fairy is marketed toward little girls and, according to the manufacturer, puts “enchanting” fairy flights directly in the hands of the child. There’s never been a more magical experience, says the toymaker. Obviously, they’ve never been to a Metallica concert. And finally, the Big Hugs Elmo toy moves his arms to return hugs, plays songs, dances with your children and might even kick in toward their college education. Elmo is for both girls and boys and is capable of making more than 50

animated sounds. If that sounds like your Uncle Vinny, it’s a coincidence. The cost of these toys is substantial, and you’d better have an engineering degree if something goes wrong. The high-tech dog is especially interesting, conjuring up all kinds of horror movie possibilities. Don’t tell me the toys don’t have chips in them that can be activated by some crazy scientist in Bavaria. No way this thing is getting inside my house. I already have a dog named Fiona who would attack the bogus dog on sight. For my money, I think toys are too complicated these days. I like the rocking horse and toy train scenario. But if I gave those things to my kids, their response would be somewhere between the Bay of Pigs and Woodstock – a lot of angst and chaos. Luckily, Santa Claus has adapted, and his new high-tech sleigh and reindeer have him finishing his rounds in Guam long before dawn. But don’t mention the Flying Fairy to old St. Nick. He’s not into competition.

• Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of many books, including the newly released “Killing Jesus.”

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Purge reveals N. Korea’s Kim as old-school Stalinist By STEPHEN MIHM Bloomberg News North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un purged his powerful uncle, Jang Song Thaek, during a high-level meeting of the Political Bureau, part of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party. Footage of the meeting on Monday displayed all the classic setpieces of a totalitarian purge: a bizarre litany of charges, tearful denunciations by former comrades and the forcible removal of the renegade. Jang then disappeared, and North Korea said Friday that he had been executed after being convicted on charges he tried to organize a military coup. It appears that despite his youth, Kim is pretty old- school: the shaming, purging and dispatch of Jang borrows classic tactics from any number of totalitarian dictators faced with threats to their power. But what made Kim’s purge especially retro was the news that Jang has been airbrushed out of existing photos and videos. In this regard, Kim was taking a cue from Josef Stalin, who pioneered this kind of perverse manipulation of history as part of the “Great Purge” in the 1930s, in which much of the nation’s revolutionary leadership was sent to the grave, victims of horrific torture, ludicrous show trials and ultimately, bullets to the back of the head. The accused family members and associates often suffered the same fate. But that wasn’t enough. Stalin and his censors simultaneously launched an attack on the memory of the deceased – a second death of sorts. Any mention of once-prominent revolutionaries who had fallen afoul

of Stalin – Bukharin, Kamenev, Zinoviev and others – was ruthlessly scrubbed from printed material, photographs and other evidence of the past. The zeal with which this was undertaken remains, even today, difficult to comprehend. The full extent of the Soviet obsession with erasure came to light in a now-famous exhibit and book known as “The Commissar Vanishes,” small excerpts of which are available online. Compiled by David King, the book published images at different stages of doctoring. It took King many years to compile these, largely because censors had done such a good job of destroying the older, unaltered images. These provide a glimpse of the dictator’s mentality, as photographs featuring large groups of the revolutionary leaders undergo a curious metamorphosis. The same photograph appears with five men, then four, and so on, until only Stalin is left standing. The rest have been rubbed out – quite literally. The assault on the past led to bizarre complications for Stalin’s propaganda machine. The “History of the Civil War in the U.S.S.R.,” an illustrated volume designed to celebrate the revolution, had to be revised in 1938 because many of the revolutionaries exalted in the first edition had been purged, and more often than not, killed. It was revised again in 1943 because additional “heroes” had fallen from favor. As his rivals disappeared from history, Stalin’s role grew more exaggerated and larger than life. Similarly, owners of encyclopedias or other historical reference works would be instructed to excise any mention of those

who fell into disfavor. The practice continued after Stalin’s death. When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he eliminated Lavrentiy Beria, the former head of the NKVD who had been instrumental in the purges. The man who had consigned upward of 1 million people to an Orwellian memory hole himself disappeared, shot through the forehead by one of Khrushchev’s allies. Shortly thereafter, owners of a standard reference work were instructed to replace the entry on “Beria, Lavrentiy” with an article on the “Bering Strait.” But Stalin still holds the crown for manipulation of memory. A photograph taken in 1919 showed 18 revolutionaries surrounding Stalin and Lenin. Over time, Stalin murdered 11 of the men and three committed suicide. They each gradually disappeared from the picture, leaving only Stalin and Lenin. In the final version, even Lenin has vanished, leaving only one leader, past and present. Stalin probably did more to eliminate vestiges of Leon Trotsky than any other rival. After Trotsky went into exile, Stalin’s censors systematically eliminated the once-famous revolutionary from countless pictures. This was no mean feat: Trotsky had been ubiquitous in the imagery of the Russian Revolution. Still, it was not enough to banish him from history. He had to die, too. In 1940, a Soviet agent assassinated the aging revolutionary in Mexico using an ice pick.

• Stephen Mihm, an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, is a contributor to Bloomberg View’s Ticker. Follow him on Twitter @SMihm.

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Thumbs up: To volunteers with the Morton Public Library in Tazewell County, who are collecting, cataloging and storing documents and personal belongings found scattered among the debris in the aftermath of the central Illinois tornadoes. The library is acting as a repository for photos, letters, family and military documents and more, and is making an effort to return lost items to their owners. Thumbs down: To the South African government, which in its haste to arrange a giant memorial service featuring leaders from around the world, including President Barack Obama, neglected to check the background of the sign language interpreter standing feet away from them. The man, Thamsanqa Jantjie, was signing gibberish and has since said that he was hallucinating and hearing voices during the ceremony. Jantjie said he suffers from schizophrenia, and there are reports he has a violent past that could include a murder charge. This was an obvious security failure, and the world is fortunate that the damage did not go beyond embarrassment. Thumbs up: To local police officers who took part in the Heroes and Helpers event at Target last Sunday. Forty-two DeKalb students were chosen to shop with the officers and spend $100 on gifts. Officers volunteered to partner with each child to pick out items at the store. This is the third year for the event organized by the DeKalb Police Benevolent and Protective Association, which doubled in participation this year. What a way to spread some holiday cheer. Thumbs up: To “Acres of Change,” the new local history book delivered this week. A committee of more than 20 community members and leaders, formed by the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society, wrote the 304-page book on local history from 1963 to 2012. The committee is hosting a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Little Theater at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive in DeKalb.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

The legacy of Newtown Congress disgraced itself by refusing to toughen gun laws after the slaughter of children a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., yawning in the face of a national tragedy. Meanwhile, the battle for reform in state capitals continued and intensified. Some states that already had lax gun laws, mainly in the South and Midwest, moved to relax them further, in the apparent belief that a Wild West approach would promote a safer citizenry. Montana enacted a measure barring health-care providers from asking patients whether they own guns; Tennessee cut the waiting period for people who want a handgun permit after they leave a drug or alcohol treatment program; and Alaska and Kansas nullified some federal firearms laws so that they will no longer apply in those states. According to an analysis by The New York Times of state legislation enacted since the Newtown massacre, about two-thirds of the 109 new firearms laws around the country loosen restrictions – for instance, by easing the rules governing concealed-carry permits or allowing guns to be brought into places of worship or schools. The irony and tragedy of such efforts is that many states with the most anemic gun laws already have the highest rates of gun deaths, according to a new report from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. By further relaxing restrictions on weapons, those states may invite even more gun violence. Other states, mainly those with legislatures controlled by Democrats, responded to the Newtown shootings by toughening measures that regulate the sale and use of firearms. Among them was Maryland, which enacted an ambitious law. The state’s gun laws are now ranked as fourth toughest in the nation, trailing those of California, Connecticut and New Jersey. While Maryland is not among the 10 states with the lowest rates of gun death, seven of 10 states with the toughest gun restrictions are. And while a survey by the Brady Campaign said that more research is needed, its authors noted that the data they collected suggest an inverse correlation between the muscularity of state gun laws and the rate of gun deaths. Eight states have enacted major reforms to curb gun violence in the year since Sandy Hook, the Brady Campaign’s report shows, and a dozen others enacted at least some laws to address the problem. Five states adopted background checks or toughened rules for issuing licenses. Four enacted laws requiring that gun owners report lost or stolen weapons to the police; four beefed up restrictions on the sale of military-style assault weapons; and five moved to limit the use of large-capacity ammunition clips. The survey dents the image of invincibility enjoyed by the National Rifle Association and its brethren in the gun lobby. In fact, America’s gun laws are an evolving patchwork. That offers some hope for further reform, but it also undercuts the effectiveness of restrictions that are in place. Criminals stymied by one state’s restrictions can cross a border to procure what they need in a neighboring state. The Washington Post

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7-DAY FORECAST

Snow will hang around through the early morning hours before quickly moving east of the area. Strong northeast winds will drive temperatures back down into the teens by the evening. Breezy and cold on Sunday with a warming trend Monday and Tuesday. Besides a few lurries Sunday night and Monday, most of next week looks fairly quiet.

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Hub Arkush, Kevin Fishbain and Tom Musick break down the Bears’ Week 15 matchup with the Browns. PAGES B4-5

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

THE 79TH ANNUAL HEISMAN TROPHY PRESENTATION CEREMONY

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AND THE WINNER IS...

Northern Illinois senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch poses with the 2013 Heisman Trophy during an informal media session Friday in New York. Lynch is one of six finalists for the award: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Alabama’s quarterback AJ McCarron, Auburn running back Tre Mason, Boston College running back Andre Williams and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are the others.

Lynch taking everything in during his 1st New York City experience By STEVE NITZ

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snitz@shawmedia.com NEW YORK – Jordan Lynch was just soaking everything in. Northern Illinois’ Heisman Trophy finalist was in New York City for the first time Friday. He got to see Times Square for the first time, meet four of the other candidates – Johnny Manziel, Tre Mason, Jameis Winston and Andre Williams (AJ McCarron was in Baltimore attending the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award presentation), and had lunch with them before speaking to the media Friday afternoon. Lynch’s parents – Jim and Sheila, who met him at LaGuardia Airport early Friday morning – were taking everything in, as well. It also was their first trip to the Big Apple. “They’re loving every second of it,”

The 79th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation ceremony in New York, 7 p.m. today, ESPN Jordan Lynch said before a group of reporters. “Their phones are actually dead right now from taking too many photos.” After NIU’s 7 p.m. practice Thursday, Lynch went home to do laundry. He didn’t get too much shut-eye as he had to get up around 3 a.m. for a 6 a.m. flight to New York. With the situation he was in, the lack of rest didn’t really matter. “I’m only running on a few hours of sleep,” Lynch said. “This is keeping me awake, it’s kind of surreal. I’m happy to be here and it’s an honor and a privilege.”

See LYNCH IN BIG APPLE, page B2

Other finalists in New York City recognize NIU QB’s name, game

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Inside Jordan Lynch stays humble during Heisman Trophy hubbub. Page B2

By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com NEW YORK – Jordan Lynch is no stranger to Johnny Football. In a way, Lynch is different from the other five Heisman Trophy finalists. The Northern Illinois senior quarterback is the only one of the six finalists from a non-AQ conference, and Lynch didn’t become a starter until he was an up- Johnny Manziel perclassman. But that doesn’t mean his name and accomplishments aren’t recognized by the other top players in college football. Speaking to reporters Friday, Manziel said he’s watched Lynch six or seven times over the past two seasons with all

the Tuesday and Wednesday night games NIU has played on the ESPN family of networks. And last year’s Heisman winner certainly has been impressed. “Just watching him play, watching him tear up college football for the past two years, it’s been fun to watch,” Manziel said. “... It really is incredible.” Manziel has been carving up college football in his own way. The Texas A&M sophomore quarterback averaged 368.2 yards of total offense this year, which ranks third in the country heading into the bowl season. Lynch’s 350.5 yards are fourth in the nation behind Manziel. “He’s a bigger guy than me,” Manziel said. “I want to be a little more elusive and a little more shifty. He’s just going to plow right over you. A little different style but the guy can run the ball.”

See FINALISTS, page B2

SYCAMORE 32, DEKALB 29

BOYS BASKETBALL: KANELAND 83, ROCHELLE 63

No longer doormat, Spartans top Barbs

Knights outrun Hubs for 1st conference ‘W’

By ROSS JACOBSON rjacobson@shawmedia.com DeKALB – The Sycamore girls basketball team had shown tangible progress over the past two seasons under coach Brett Goff. The Spartans have evolved from a conference doormat to one of the preseason favorites in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East. Yet Sycamore, still boasting a young roster, never had beaten DeKalb, the standard in the conference and one of the better Class 4A programs in the

state. That all changed Friday. Sycamore, buoyed by a solid defense and efficient offense, built an eight-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and hung on down the stretch as the Spartans (5-3, 2-0 NI Big 12 East) got just enough defensive stops in the final minute to close out a 32-29 win over rival DeKalb. It’s Sycamore’s first win over the Barbs in the past Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com five matchups between the Sycamore’s Lauren Goff tries to drive around a DeKalb defender during rivals.

See SPARTANS-BARBS, page B7

the second quarter of Friday night’s game in DeKalb. The Spartans won, 32-29, ending a four-game losing streak against the Barbs.

By TRAVIS ZUELLIG sports@daily-chronicle.com MAPLE PARK – When all five players on the floor can score, a team can be dangerous. And that was the case for the Kaneland boys basketball team Friday night against Rochelle. Five Knights finished scoring in double figures as Kaneland cruised to an 8363 win. A contest that was competitive early saw the Knights earn their first win in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play this season.

“We have a lot of competitors and players that want to be out here and play,” senior John Pruett said. “Every day in practice, coach says it is the next guy up all of the time. Everybody knows their role. Just get out there and do what you do.” Pruett led Kaneland (3-2, 1-1) with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. Tyler Carlson added to the scoring with 11 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double.

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SPORTS

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY 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.

MONDAY Girls Basketball Paw Paw at Hiawatha, 6:45 p.m. LaMoille at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Pecatonica tournament, TBA

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Lynch humble amid hubbub By SETH GRUEN sgruen@suntimes.com Jordan Lynch didn’t want Bo Jackson to get the wrong impression. Lynch got a call from an unknown number Wednesday night. For a second, he wasn’t sure whether he should answer it. Since being named one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday, Lynch has become a household name, and he is getting approached by plenty of people he doesn’t know. The Northern Illinois senior quarterback answered anyway on the advice that important people could be calling him in the days leading up to the trophy presentation tonight. Thanks to spotty cellphone reception, all Lynch could make out was a last name. About a minute into the conversation, Lynch thought he got it right: Frisman Jackson, the Huskies’ former receivers coach who now holds the position at N.C. State. Lynch likes Frisman, but he wasn’t as enthused to hear from him as he would be to hear from the 1985

Heisman Trophy winner, arguably the best American athlete of all-time. Lynch addressed him as “Fris” some five minutes into the conversation when Jackson corrected him. A humbled Lynch changed his tone dramatically, to the point where Jackson told Lynch to stay in touch. Lynch is a hold-the-door-foranyone kind of guy who doesn’t take himself seriously. That’s what has made his teammates so enthusiastic about the school’s yearlong “Lynch for Heisman” campaign. Lynch credits them for his recognition. “It takes great teammates, great friends in the locker room,” Lynch said. “They’re really supportive of me for one reason, and that’s because I’m not a cocky kid. I don’t go out there and try to make all the attention on myself.” So much so that Thursday, some 24 hours before he was set to leave for New York, Lynch walked into the Huskies’ athletic offices for the first time in his five seasons on campus. Lynch took the time to

shake the hands of many he didn’t know as he roamed the halls, passing the time between radio interviews. It’s a group that can lay claim to working for a university that not only boasts a Heisman finalist and the only player in FBS history to pass for more than 3,000 yards and run for more than 1,500 (he did that last season), but more importantly the only school to offer Lynch a Division I scholarship. That’s why Lynch stayed loyal to his university. After graduating last year, Lynch could have transferred to a major-conference school. “He’s loyal. When he commits to doing something, he’s all in,” said Lynch’s dad, Jim. “It’s what’s driven him to be passionate about the game of football.” And what has vaulted Lynch from fringe Division I prospect to potential NFL talent. Although Lynch doesn’t project as a quarterback in the pros, his aim is to remain under center. “That’s what I was told coming out of high school, and I

did nothing but prove people wrong,” Lynch said. “So I’ll be willing to prove them wrong again.” How exactly will he do that? Mt. Carmel coach Frank Lenti, who coached Lynch in high school and lobbied NIU to offer him a scholarship to play quarterback, has the answer. It’s the same thing he has written on every NFL questionnaire he has received on his former signal-caller. “Way too many kids today think it’s about rights and privileges when it’s all about earned and deserved, and I think Jordan Lynch exemplifies that,” Lenti said. During high school, Lynch thought he had earned the chance to play major-conference college football. His dream was to play at Notre Dame, but the school didn’t show any interest, according to Lynch. The Irish also will be going to New York this month, albeit to play in the Pinstripe Bowl. Lynch is headed to New York for the national spotlight. He could say, “I told you so,” but he’s not that type of guy.

Attorney asks Fla. AG to investigate Winston case ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida’s attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems. Attorney Patricia Carroll called on the attorney general to investigate the Tallahassee Police Department’s handling of the case, saying that detectives failed to interview key witnesses, used unreliable and incomplete forensic tests and never tested the alleged victim’s blood for the presence of date-rape drugs. “It appears to me to be a complete failure of an investigation of a rape case,” Carroll said during the 90-minute news conference. But it is unlikely any action will be taken by the state to revisit the case. Only Florida Gov. Rick Scott can appoint a special prosecutor to review how the case was handled – and Jackie Schutz, a spokeswoman for Scott’s office, described the previous investigation as thorough.

Cubs claim Australian hurler Hendriks off waivers CHICAGO – The Cubs claimed Australian right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The 24-year-old Hendriks made 28 starts and two relief appearances with the Twins from 2011-13, going 2-13 with a 6.06 earned-run average. Last season, he was 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in 10 games.

Saban, Alabama reach long-term agreement Alabama coach Nick Saban is staying put. The university announced on its Twitter account Friday night that the football coach has reached “a long-term agreement” to remain with the Crimson Tide. Alabama didn’t release terms of the new deal, which must be approved by the board of trustees. Saban received an eight-year deal in March 2012 worth about $5.6 million annually and seems likely to remain college football’s highest-paid coach.

Klinsmann receives 4-year extension from U.S. Soccer U.S. Soccer wasn’t taking any chances of losing Jurgen Klinsmann to another country or club. The federation broke with tradition and gave its coach a four-year extension before the World Cup in part because it feared other teams would pursue him after the tournament in Brazil next summer, USSF president Sunil Gulati said Friday. There was speculation linking Klinsmann to Switzerland and Tottenham Hotspur, his former club team. – Wire reports

NFL 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

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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.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct 20 3 .870 11 13 .458 9 12 .429 9 13 .409 5 18 .217 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 11 14 .440 Toronto 8 13 .381 Brooklyn 8 15 .348 Philadelphia 7 17 .292 New York 6 16 .273 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 16 6 .727 Atlanta 12 11 .522 Charlotte 10 13 .435 Washington 9 12 .429 Orlando 7 16 .304 Indiana Detroit Bulls Cleveland Milwaukee

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Heisman Trophy finalists (from left) Auburn running back Tre Mason, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Boston College running back Andre Williams and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel pose with the 2013 Heisman Trophy during an informal media availability Friday in New York.

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Friday night, Lynch was scheduled to take a tour of the city with his family, and he had hoped to meet some of the previous Heisman winners today. In a way, he’s sort of the odd man at the event. Present are players from Florida State and Auburn, the two schools playing for the national title, and McCarron representing Alabama, winner of three of the past four crystal footballs. Even Boston College, which boasts running back Andre Williams as a finalist, has had a previous Heisman winner in Doug Flutie. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the award last year. Lynch is attempting to become the first player from a non-BCS conference to win the Heisman since Ty Detmer in 1990, although he’s a longshot.

Check out a video feature from Jordan Lynch’s first day in New York on HuskieWire.com. Winston is a heavy favorite to win the award. Lynch said his Huskies teammates were planning to get together to watch tonight’s ceremony, while coach Rod Carey is scheduled to be with Lynch in New York. On Friday, Lynch enjoyed the experience, but really couldn’t put it in perspective. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. I really won’t look back on it until this season’s over with,” he said. “Twenty years down the road, I think it’s a once-ina-lifetime opportunity, especially from the path I took and the journey, being at Northern Illinois, Mid-American Conference. It’s a dream come true.”

Continued from page B1 For a time last winter, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, then the backup behind current Buffalo Bills starter EJ Manuel, was Jordan Lynch. Well, sort of. Winston, the heavy favorite to take home this year’s Heisman, played Lynch on Florida State’s scout team during the Seminoles’ preparation for the Orange Bowl, where Florida State topped the Huskies, 31-10. The Seminoles were really the last team to curtail Lynch’s production, doing so Jan. 1 in Miami. “They told me, they were like, ‘Guys, he is a bowling ball and he can sling it.’ So I tried my best to be a bowling ball. Because last year I was 180 [pounds], so I wasn’t as buff as him,” Winston said. “So I tried to run in there but

Coach [Jimbo] Fisher let [the defense] stop hitting me when I tried to hit them back at practice, so they couldn’t hit me anymore.” After finishing seventh in last season’s Heisman balloting and picking apart Mid-American Conference defenses once again this year, Lynch isn’t an unknown anymore. Alabama QB AJ McCarron, who will be flying into New York today for the final ceremony, also attended the Manning Passing Academy summer camp this year along with Lynch, both serving as coaches for the four-day session. Lynch is a longshot to win tonight, but he definitely is on the map nationally. “I’ve seen him play a couple times,” Auburn tailback Tre Mason said. “He’s a great leader. Very athletic person, very talented. He’s a hard person to stop.”

8WEEKEND TV SPORTSWATCH TODAY’S SCHEDULE College football FCS playoffs, quarterfinal, Coastal Carolina at North Dakota St., 11 a.m., ESPN Army vs. Navy, 2 p.m., CBS Heisman Trophy Presentation, 7 p.m., ESPN Pro hockey Blackhawks at Toronto, 6 p.m., WGN AHL, Wolves at San Antonino, 7 p.m., WCUU Pro basketball Toronto at Bulls, 7 p.m., CSN Men’s basketball Arizona at Michigan, 11 a.m., CBS VCU at Northern Iowa, 11 a.m., ESPNU Western Kentucky at Louisville, 11 a.m., ESPN2 St. Peter’s at Seton Hall, 11 a.m., WPWR-50 Princeton at Penn St., 1 p.m., BTN Tennessee at Wichita St., 1 p.m., ESPN2 Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma St., 1 p.m., ESPNU Northern Illinois at Massachusetts, 2 p.m., NBCSN IUPUI at Marquette, 2 p.m., FS1 Notre Dame vs. Indiana, 2:15 p.m., ESPN

Michigan St. vs Oakland, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Arkansas St. at Nebraska, 3 p.m., BTN Middle Tennessee at Mississippi, 4 p.m., CSN Kentucky at North Carolina, 4:15 p.m., ESPN Butler vs. Purdue, 5 p.m., BTN New Mexico vs. Kansas, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Cincinnati vs. Xavier, 7 p.m., FS1 North Dakota St. at Ohio St., 7:15 p.m., BTN Illinois vs. Oregon, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Golf PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, second round, noon, TGC; 1 p.m., NBC Father-Son Challenge, first round, 3 p.m., NBC (same-day tape) Extreme sports Dew Tour, Mountain Championships, 11 a.m., NBC (same-day tape); midnight, NBCSN (delayed tape) Mixed martial arts UFC, champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) vs. Joseph Benavidez (19-3-0), for flyweight title, 7 p.m., FOX Women’s volleyball NCAA tournament, quarterfinal,

Stanford vs. Penn. St., 3 p.m., ESPNU NCAA tournament, quarterfinal, Wisconsin vs. Purdue, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU NCAA tournament, quarterfinal, Texas vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m., ESPNU NCAA tournament, quarterfinal, Washington or Kansas vs. BYU or USC, 10:30 p.m., ESPNU Soccer Premier League, Arsenal at Manchester City, 6:40 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Crystal Palace at Chelsea, 8:55 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Stoke City at Hull City, 11:25 a.m., NBCSN Boxing Light heavyweights, Ryan Coyne (21-1-0) vs. Lionell Thompson (14-2-0); heavyweights, Amir Mansour (19-0-0) vs. Kelvin Price (14-1-0), 7 p.m., NBCSN

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Men’s basketball Syracuse at St. John’s, 11 a.m., FS1 La Salle at Villanova, 1:30 p.m., FS1 Chicago St. at DePaul, 3:30 p.m., FS1 Western Michigan at Missouri, 6 p.m., ESPNU Georgia Southern at AlabamaBirmingham, 7 p.m., CSN Extreme sports Dew Tour, Mountain Championships, 11 a.m., NBC (same-day tape); 2 p.m., NBCSN Golf PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, final round, noon, TGC; 1 p.m., NBC Father-Son Challenge, final round, 3 p.m., NBC Soccer Premier League, Manchester UnitSUNDAY’S SCHEDULE ed at Aston Villa, 7:25 a.m., NBCSN Pro football Premier League, Liverpool at Bears at Cleveland, noon, FOX Tottenham, 9:55 a.m., NBCSN N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 3:05 p.m., CBS NCAA, College Cup, national Green Bay at Dallas, 3:25 p.m., FOX championship, Maryland vs. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., Notre Dame, 2 p.m., ESPNU NBC College wrestling Pro hockey Blackhawks at Toronto, 6 p.m., Ohio St. at Penn St., 11 a.m., BTN

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 18 4 .818 Houston 15 8 .652 Dallas 13 10 .565 New Orleans 11 10 .524 Memphis 10 12 .455 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 19 4 .826 Oklahoma City 18 4 .818 Denver 13 8 .619 Minnesota 11 12 .478 Utah 5 19 .208 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 15 9 .625 Phoenix 12 9 .571 Golden State 13 10 .565 L.A. Lakers 10 12 .455 Sacramento 6 14 .300

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Friday’s Results Bulls 91, Milwaukee 90 Cleveland 109, Orlando 100 Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100 Boston 90, New York 86 Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OT Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99 Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97 New Orleans 104, Memphis 98 San Antonio 117, Minnesota 110 Sacramento at Phoenix (n) Utah at Denver (n) Houston at Golden State (n) Today’s Games Toronto at Bulls, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Houston at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 5 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 5 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 7 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Blackhawks 34 23 6 5 51 129 93 St. Louis 30 21 6 3 45 106 70 Colorado 30 21 9 0 42 87 71 Minnesota 34 18 11 5 41 79 80 Dallas 30 14 11 5 33 84 89 Nashville 32 15 14 3 33 74 90 Winnipeg 33 14 14 5 33 86 94 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 87 San Jose 32 20 6 6 46 106 79 Los Angeles 32 21 7 4 46 88 63 Phoenix 31 18 8 5 41 103 97 Vancouver 33 18 10 5 41 88 81 Calgary 31 12 15 4 28 81 101 Edmonton 33 11 19 3 25 91 113

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 32 22 8 2 46 90 64 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 33 11 17 5 27 76 108 Buffalo 32 7 23 2 16 54 94 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 33 22 10 1 45 101 73 Washington 32 17 12 3 37 100 93 Carolina 33 13 13 7 33 76 93 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 33 12 15 6 30 75 85 N.Y. Islanders 33 9 19 5 23 83 117 Two points for a win, one point for OT loss Friday’s Results Florida 3, Washington 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 2 Edmonton at Vancouver (n) Today’s Games Blackhawks at Toronto, 6 p.m. Calgary at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at Ottawa, 1 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 6 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 7 p.m. Carolina at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 8 p.m. Boston at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Los Angeles at Blackhawks, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 4 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 5 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 7 p.m.


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Bulls rally past Bucks The ASSOCIATED PRESS MILWAUKEE – Mike Dunleavy hit a 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left and Joakim Noah came up with a block on the other end, leading the Bulls to a 91-90 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Trailing by two in the final seconds, the Bulls came up with a tie-up on the defensive end and won the jump ball, allowing Dunleavy to hit a high-arching 3 for the lead. Noah then blocked O.J. Mayo’s shot to preserve the lead – and a victory that appeared unlikely just seconds before. Noah scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Bulls, who ended a three-game losing streak. The Bulls scored fewer than 80 points in all three losses – including one to

Next vs. Toronto, 7 p.m. today, CSN, AM-1000 Milwaukee on Tuesday at the United Center. Jimmy Butler scored 16 points in his return from injury for the Bulls. Carlos Boozer scored 14 points and added 12 rebounds. Gary Neal scored 17 points and John Henson added 15 for the Bucks, who appeared to have the game won when Khris Middleton hit a desperation shot with 29.8 seconds left. Instead, it was another disappointment. After the Bulls scored twice to start the fourth quarter and cut the Bucks’ lead to 69-66, Milwaukee went on a 12-4 run to take an 11-point lead with

7:37 remaining. The Bulls chipped away at the lead, cutting it to three on a pair of free throws by Butler with 2:33 left. But Henson passed to a wide-open Ekpe Udoh on the baseline and Udoh delivered an emphatic dunk for an 88-83 lead with 1:30 left. Mayo then fouled Dunleavy on a 3-point attempt, and Dunleavy hit all three free throws to cut the lead to two. After a Milwaukee miss, Boozer made a game-tying jumper with 54.9 seconds left. Middleton then hit a desperation shot with the clock running out, giving Milwaukee a two-point lead. Butler was called for traveling on the other end and the game appeared to be all but over – but it was only setting the stage for Dunleavy’s big moment.

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Browns’ 4-9 record deceptive

Bears at Browns NOON SUNDAY, FOX, AM-780, 105.9-FM Shaw Media sports writer Kevin Fishbain breaks down this week’s Bears game:

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Bears’ rushing offense vs. Browns’ rushing defense Cleveland has the league’s fourth-best run defense and is allowing only 3.5 yards a carry. The Browns’ front, anchored by Phil Taylor, Ahtyba Rubin and D’Qwell Jackson, has allowed a league-low three carries of 20-plus yards. Matt Forte has been outstanding this season, averaging 4.96 yards a pop in his past four games, and the offensive line continues to improve. Sight advantage to the Bears. Edge: Bears

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Bears’ passing offense vs. Browns’ passing defense Jay Cutler is back, and he has to face a Browns passing defense that is seventh in the league. It’s anyone’s guess to how Cutler looks in his return, but he played very well early against the Lions before spraining his ankle. Joe Haden will be a tough matchup for Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery, but the Bears’ passing game has shown its weapons can attack any defense with success. Edge: Bears

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Browns’ rushing offense vs. Bears’ rushing defense Is the Bears’ run defense really so bad it won’t be able to stop Chris Ogbonnaya and a Browns running game that is 28th in the league and averaging 3.8 yards a carry? Well, considering the Bears haven’t stopped any rusher, including the likes of Benny Cunningham, it’s fair to say that as long as Lance Briggs remains out, it’s hard to have any confidence in the Bears’ run defense. Edge: Browns

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Browns’ passing offense vs. Bears’ passing defense Jason Campbell has thrown nine touchdowns to three interceptions. With all due respect to Alshon Jeffery, statistically, Josh Gordon is the hottest receiver in football, averaging 193.5 receiving yards in his last four games. However, the Browns have allowed 43 sacks and don’t have much in the passing game outside Gordon and Jordan Cameron. Edge: Bears Sunday’s edge This is a difficult matchup to handicap because of Cleveland’s impressive defense. The Browns are a young team and better than their record shows, but 4-9 is 4-9. The Bears score 9.5 points a game more than the Browns, Cleveland is minus-7 in turnover margin and 30th in red-zone defense. As long as Cutler protects the ball and the Bears don’t allow a big Gordon play, they should get their first road win in more than a month. Bears 24, Browns 20

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his is familiar territory for the Cleveland Browns, a symbol of futility in the NFL. They enter Sunday’s game with a 4-9 record and won’t make the playoffs for the 12th season in a row and 19th time in the past 21 years. The Browns can cause a few problems for the Bears, though. They showed last week that they can revel in the spoiler role – they had a 12-point lead over the New England Patriots in the final two minutes before they were Tom Brady’d. And this isn’t a Browns team with an extremely uncertain future. It had the whole head coach/front office upheaval last offseason and is a very young team. That makes the Browns hungry, and ready to ruin the Bears’ playoff hopes. “We understand that we’re not in the playoff hunt,” quarterback Jason Campbell said. “But, at the same time, we’re a young football team. We may be one of the two youngest teams in the league. And I just think with these guys we want to see how far can we go, where can we progress at.” Bears tackle Eben Britton knows what it’s like to be on a team in December without playoff plans. He spent the past four years with the Jaguars. “That’s never fun, but at the same time, you’re still a competitor, and you still have

Bears facing another 3-4 ‘D’ 2 1 Sunday’s game against Cleveland will mark the fifth time this season the Bears have faced a 3-4 defense. They defeated Pittsburgh, 40-23, and lost to New Orleans, 26-18, with Jay Cutler at quarterback. The Bears also defeated Green Bay, 27-20, and Baltimore, 23-20, with Josh McCown at quarterback. The Browns are the best defense the Bears have faced all season in fewest total yards allowed and they are very wellbalanced stopping both the run and the pass. Cleveland is 19th in points allowed while the Saints’ defense is fifth in that category.

your personal pride and you are going to prepare as hard as you can,” he said. Left guard Matt Slauson spent his 2012 season with the 6-10 Jets, and said that a team’s mentality in that situation depends on the coach, but with the Browns’ defense, he knows the Bears’ offensive line needs to be ready. “The reality is, their defense is really, really good. They are very stingy on defense,”

Marc Trestman got his first NFL offensive coordinator position in Cleveland in Bud Carson’s first year as head coach in 1989 after being hired as quarterbacks coach by Marty Schottenheimer in 1988. Cleveland was 16th in total offense, 21st rushing, 11th passing and 14th in points scored, advancing to the AFC title game with Bernie Kosar at quarterback in ’89.

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Mel Tucker was in Cleveland from 2005-08 and was the defensive coordinator in 2008. That season, the Browns were 26th in total defense, 28th against the run and 14th against the pass and 27th in points allowed. – Hub Arkush, harkush@shawmedia.com

Slauson said. “We have to make sure we are completely focused and we’re executing our end of the deal.” “They’re an ascending football team that’s playing with more confidence on both sides of the ball. That’s what we see,” said Marc Trestman, who was on the Browns’ staff in 1988 and ’89, two playoff teams. The Bears have lost to three last-place teams this season, all on the road: the Redskins, Rams

and Vikings. Cleveland will try to be the next team to try to foil the Bears’ playoff aspirations. “You want to be the guy that screws up everybody else’s playoff chances,” Britton said about last-place teams in December. “There’s definitely nothing to lose and let’s just go out and lay our [guts] on the line and give everything we’ve got and play for our pride, each other, the city, coaches, all that stuff.” Trestman has instilled a philosophy of treat every game like the most important game, and that has not wavered in this up-and-down season for a Bears team that hasn’t won back-toback games since September. “We don’t see records, we don’t see what their intent is,” Trestman said. “We know that they’re guys, just like us, and coaches, just like us, and on Sunday they’ll be out there ready to compete and we wouldn’t expect anything different.” Britton said that it’s on the leaders to keep teammates focused at this point of a season without the playoffs, and that’s Campbell’s job right now in Cleveland. “It’s not like we just go out there and ‘Alright, we’re not going to the playoffs’ and just be,” last year’s Bears backup said. “No, we’re going out there because this is our job and this is what we need to do to keep improving. You work hard at things now to get later enjoyment.”

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The Bears are desperately in need of a three-game winning streak to keep their hopes for a trip to the playoffs alive and the Cleveland Browns appear to be exactly the cupcake the doctor ordered. After all, the Browns are 4-9 and mired in a four-game losing streak. But looks can be deceiving. The Bears have faced three other last-place teams this season in the Vikings, Redskins and Rams and lost to all of them. Cleveland’s record is weak, but the Browns own victories over the Bengals and Ravens, and they actually had a 26-14 lead last week in New England with only two minutes remaining before the Patriots came back to win. The big questions are what do the Browns have left after the gut– wrenching loss to the Patriots, and do the Bears get a bounce or a stumble with the return of Jay Cutler? The good news for the Bears is the Browns’ greatest struggles are the Bears’ greatest strengths. Although the Bears are dead last in the NFL against the run, the Browns are 28th in rushing and 27th in average gain per run. Better yet, Willis McGahee, who has been the Browns’ No. 1 running back, likely is out because of a concussion and knee issues. Unknown youngsters Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker will attempt to dent the Bears on the ground. Cleveland is good throwing the

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush football, ranking 10th in passing yardage. But the Browns are only 28th in average gain per pass and 18th in both interceptions and sacks allowed. Part of the problem is the inability to keep quarterbacks healthy. Brian Hoyer had won the starting job before tearing up a knee, and former Bears quarterback Jason Campbell, who has played very well in Cleveland, missed time with a concussion. Campbell will be ready for the Bears after returning last week to throw for 391 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions at New England, the bulk of it going to Josh Gordon. Gordon is enjoying an All-Pro-type season with 71 receptions, 1,400 yards and eight touchdowns, with 649 of those yards in the past three games. He will pose the biggest challenge for the Bears’ defense, Tim Jennings and Zack Bowman in particular. Tight end Jordan Cameron also is extremely dangerous with 72 catches for 825 yards and seven touchdowns. For all of their prowess in the passing game, the Browns still average only 19.8 points a game, good for 27th in the league. The Browns’ defense has been

excellent most of the season, ranking seventh in total defense, fourth against the run and second in average yards per rushing play. They are eighth against the pass, and third in average yards per pass play. Big plays are the Browns’ defense’s Achilles’ heel, though, as they’re only 24th in interceptions, 14th in sacks and 19th in points allowed. Paul Kruger and rookie firstround draft pick Barkevious Mingo are their best pass rushers. D’Qwell Jackson is the club’s leading tackler from the inside linebacker spot, and Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin do a really nice job up front at nose tackle and the five technique, respectively, in the Browns’ base 3-4 defense. The best matchup of the game will be Cleveland cornerbacks Joe Haden and Buster Skrine on Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Haden and Skrine are the best pair of corners the Bears have seen this year, but at 5-foot-11 and 5-9, respectively, Haden and Skrine give up a ton of size to Marshall and Jeffery. If the Bears’ offense plays like it did against the Cowboys, they’ll be an extremely tough out for Cleveland. But if the Bears can’t pressure Campbell in the pocket, he, Gordon and Cameron will give the Bears another shootout.

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Hangin’ with Mr. Bushrod LAKE FOREST – Imagine being a sugar-filled 8-year-old with a nose for trouble. Today should be a great day for chaos. Today, you’ll have a substitute teacher. Jackpot. Then the door opens. In walks a mountain. It’s Jermon Bushrod, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive lineman who is back in Virginia during his winter break from Towson University. Change of plans. Better behave, little man. Here’s our recent conversation with Mr. Bushrod, now the Bears’ left tackle: Musick: You once worked as a substitute teacher. What’s the story behind that? Bushrod: Honestly, it was more of like a college break job. At Towson, we had like 45 days off for Christmas break, and I would go home and I would train, and I needed to find a job. I had an aunt who was a principal, so she helped me out and put me together with the right contact. I went through the whole process and they let me be a substitute teacher. It was neat, especially to the younger kids, to meet somebody so big coming into the room. They were kind of intimidated. They had a bunch of questions. Musick: What kinds of questions did they ask? Bushrod: Well, they knew I played football in college. You know how little kids are. They ask you all kinds of questions: Girlfriend? How big am I? How much do I weigh? You know, just normal kid stuff. Musick: Do you remember what you earned as a substitute? Bushrod: I want to say it was $80 a day. Musick: In college, that’s a lot of money. Bushrod: That’s not bad. In college, that’s not bad. But the bad thing is we only got paid once a month, which [stinks] for teachers. Musick: At that point, were you thinking about teaching if football

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Kaneland senior picks Salukis over 4 other D-I teams By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com Kyle Carter’s decorated cross country career at Kaneland closed in anticlimactic fashion. The accomplished runner will have a chance to regroup in the track and field season, and then he can give cross country anKyle Carter other crack in college. On Thursday, Carter announced his Division I commitment to run next year at Southern Illinois. SIU stood by Carter after a difficult day last month as the senior struggled – by his high standards – in the Class 2A boys cross country state meet. Carter’s senior year was complicated by hurrying back from a stress fracture that hampered his training and kept him out of the lineup in the season’s early stages. “In some ways, I think the pressure of wanting to do so well and hearing what other colleges were talking about, ‘If you run this time, we might have this kind of money for you,’ was a perfect storm for one crummy day, but that doesn’t spoil what he’s done for his entire cross country career,” Kaneland coach Chad Clarey said. “He had to work his way back up from missing the first six weeks to being our No. 1 runner (at the end of

year). “This is something he richly deserves and we’re very grateful SIU sees some of the great things for him that we see for him.” Clarey said an SIU coach as well as one of the Salukis’ runners met with Carter after the state meet in Peoria. That meeting made a favorable impression on Carter, who also was considering other D-I options such as Iowa State, Illinois State, Western Illinois and Idaho. Carter is expected to run cross country and track and field in Carbondale. “A lot of the same talent he possesses that he’s shown us, particularly with the 800 and mile, they like those opportunities he can bring to that team, and the 400, as well. … It seemed like a very good fit,” Clarey said. “He really liked the coach. It just kind of meshed with what he was looking for.” As a junior, Carter clocked a 15:22 in the Class 2A cross country state meet to lead the Knights to a 13th-place team finish. That time was more than a minute faster than Carter ran last month, but Clarey said Carter was not back to full health, and is taking time off now to regroup before jumping into track and field training. Clarey said the Knights’ program might not be done placing athletes at the D-I level this year, with Nathaniel Kucera among other top runners commanding recruiting attention.

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By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com The Indian Creek boys basketball team defeated Leland-Earlville, 66-41, on Friday. Garrison Govig led the Timberwolves (6-2, 2-0 Little Ten Conference) with 15 points, and Garrett Post recorded a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds. Kenny Harp-

er also had 10 points for Indian WRESTLING Creek. Belvidere edges Sycamore: Sycamore fell to Belvidere, 36GIRLS BASKETBALL 34, at home. Cogs fall: Genoa-Kingston Kyle Akins, Andrew Larsfell to Burlington Central, 71en, Austin Armstrong and Ty26, in a Big Northern Conferler Barton won by pin while ence matchup. Andrea Strohmaier led the Brian Johnston and Chris Malone recorded wins by maCogs with 11 points. The Cogs (4-6, 1-2 BNC East) jor decisions. Michael Ernster also won play in the Pecatonica holiday by decision. tournament next week.

THURSDAY’S LATE RESULT GIRLS BASKETBALL LaMoille tops Hiawatha: Hiawatha fell to LaMoille, 68-24, on the road Thursday. The Lions got out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back. Freshman guard Michelle Percudani had the first bucket for the Hawks and Jessica Znamenski nailed a 3-pointer in the second half.

Tide turns in Spartans’ favor midway through 2nd quarter • SPARTANS-BARBS Continued from page B1 “It means a lot. It means all our work two years ago paid off now,” Sycamore junior Bailey Gilbert said. “After a tough loss from Peoria last week, we stepped up a lot, had a week full of good practices and we showed some of our best basketball.” Both teams struggled in the first quarter, combining for only five total field goals as the Barbs held a slim 6-4 lead after eight minutes. The back-and-forth pace continued into the second, but the game turned when DeKalb’s Maddy Johnson picked up her second foul midway through the second quarter. Sycamore went on a 12-2 run to close out the half with Johnson on the bench, including a 3-pointer from Morgan Picolotti just near the end of the half to put Sycamore up seven going into the break. “Johnson’s an unbelievable player, inside and outside,” Goff said. “She’s such a threat, she was the focal point [defensively].” DeKalb (5-2, 1-1) closed to within four in the third, but a

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Sycamore players celebrate a 32-29 losing-streak-breaking victory over DeKalb on Friday night in DeKalb. driving layup from Julia Moll with five seconds remaining gave Sycamore a 24-16 lead heading into the fourth. On several occasions DeKalb was able to cut the lead to four, including two driving layups from Brittney Patrick in the final two minutes and a floater in the lane from Johnson with 33 seconds left. But Sycamore was able to

hit enough free throws in the closing possessions to seal the win and take an early lead in the conference standings. Gilbert led the Spartans with 10 points, and sophomore center Kayley Aase recorded six points and pulled down 14 rebounds. In total, eight players scored for the Spartans. “Bailey can’t be the focal point of the offense, someone

else has to step up,” Goff said. “They’re getting better at it and we have a capable team with a lot of people who can pick it up and score.” Johnson had nine points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in the loss, and Patrick ended with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Barbs. “We’re going to enjoy [the win],” Gilbert said.

Barnes scores 15 off bench • KNIGHTS Continued from page B1 “John, Drew (David) and Tyler are the leaders of our team, but [balanced scoring] has kind of been the trend throughout the year so far. We have multiple people that are scoring,” Knights coach Brian Johnson said. “Everybody is very unselfish. It is nice to keep people involved, and who doesn’t like playing on a team where you are going to get the ball?” Kaneland led, 39-31, at halftime. The Hubs closed the gap to six multiple times during the second quarter. But in the second half, the Knights came out firing. The Knights opened the third quarter on a 12-2 run in the first four minutes to drive the lead to 51-33. Kaneland pushed the ball off of rebounds and turnovers throughout the game. “We just constantly practice getting the ball and push,” Pruett said. “We just try to outrun teams. We try to get up the floor as quick as we can to get easy buckets.” Kaneland forced 15 Rochelle turnovers and outrebounded the Hubs, 34-21. “We contested shots a little bit better and they tired out,” Johnson said. “They worked really hard on the floor and we capitalized on that. “You have to make them work on defense, and I thought that if we could get the ball down the floor a little bit, we could tire them out.” After opening the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run and pushing the lead to 24, the Knights coasted to the victory. Dylan Vaca finished with 14 points and five rebounds. Ryan David added 10 points and Ben Barnes was the spark off the bench with a team-high 15 points. Drew David chipped in with six points and four assists. “We played well, but there is always room for improvement,” Pruett said. “We are a young team and it is early in the season, but we gave up a lot of points. We just need to tighten up our defense.”

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SECTION C Saturday, December 14, 2013 Daily Chronicle

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COMFORTS Pajamas a perennial holiday gift favorite By LISA A. FLAM The Associated Press

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ynthia Greenwood’s three girls always get new sleepwear at Christmas, the only gift they are allowed to open on Christmas Eve. The sisters waste no time getting comfy before the family sits down to a holiday dinner and relaxes by the fire. “They come right in from church, they look under the tree and there’s the box of PJs, and they run back to their room and put them on and we start the festivities,” said Greenwood, of Arlington Heights, Ill. “It’s just a really nice night. It’s special.” The tradition has been going strong for about two and a half decades in the Greenwood home: The sisters, now 31, 28 and 23, have seen their gifts evolve from one-piece footed numbers to matching ruffled nightgowns to two-piece pajama sets. New pajamas are a holiday custom in many families and a perennially popular gift, whether it’s Mom and Dad outfitting the kids in coordinating PJs for keepsake photos, a husband or wife tired of seeing their spouse in the same old ratty nightwear, or a treat for a special friend. “Getting sleepwear is very nostalgic,” said Jennifer Wilson, associate corporate merchant for L.L. Bean. “You’re giving the gift of warmth and comfort. It’s cozy but it’s practical at the same time.”

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People spend a lot of time in their PJs, often changing into them right after work, snuggling up on the couch to watch a football game or even wearing them out of the house, notes Stacey Buonanno, director of product development for online retailer PajamaGram. “People are trying really hard to carve out family time together and relaxation time, whether it’s playing a game together or watching a movie. A lot of that time happens in your PJs or sweats,” said Buonanno. Pajamas also make a great gift because many people neglect to buy them for themselves, she added. And sleepwear is easier to buy for someone else than a sweater or pair of jeans because you don’t need to worry about the perfect fit. “With PJs, just go up a size if you’re not sure and say you wanted them to be comfortable,” Buonanno said. There are a lot of choices when shopping for jammies. Does your guy like a classic button-front or pullover style? Do the

kids need fleece or cotton? Does the lady in your life prefer a gown (short or long? sexy or demure?) or a two-piece set? Will your recipients appreciate the whimsy of a reindeer eating a candy cane or do they expect a traditional tartan? A look at some options:

KIDS For parents, there may be nothing cuter (or more relief-inducing) after a long day of holiday celebrations than seeing the kids all washed up for bed and in new PJs. Matching family sets – the same print for men, women, children and pets – are a hit at PajamaGram, with orders quadrupling over the last few years, Buonanno said. The company’s most popular family looks are a red Stewart plaid and the holiday stripe: red, green and white striped pants with coordinating red and green tops. If matchy-matchy isn’t your thing, there are countless choices for kids to show off their individuality. At Kohl’s, look for sleepwear featuring a favorite team, a beloved cartoon character or a cool design, like camouflage. Old Navy offers a festive Santa suit PJ set for babies and toddlers, superhero PJs for boys and Hello Kitty sets for girls.

WOMEN PJs are more popular than nightgowns, retailers say, but there are many holiday options in both styles.

At L.L. Bean, the ankle-length tartan flannel nightgown and pajama come in a traditional red royal Stewart and in colors new this year: a light blue and a blackwatch plaid that includes a shot of bright pink. “The gowns would be great for your grandmother and the flannel PJs might be perfect for your sister,” Wilson said. For a less “high holiday” look, or if you are not sure what a woman likes, Wilson suggests Bean’s pima cotton flannel PJs in a cornflower blue with white dots. “It’s got a pretty universal appeal,” she said. PajamaGram offers everything from button-up PJs to satin ones to pretty gowns, but a best-seller is the Hoodie-Footie, a grown-up version of the infant sleeper. The one-piece fleece has a hood, zip-off feet and pockets. “Men love to buy them for their wives and girlfriends,” Buonanno said. “It keeps her warm from head to toe, plus she looks really cute in it.”

MEN The classic button-front and the pullover style are equally popular at PajamaGram. At L.L. Bean, Wilson likes the fleece sleep bottoms, the monochromatic waffle-knit PJs and the scotch plaid flannel PJs, which come in several color combinations. Look for one-piece footed PJs from online retailer Jumpin Jammerz, which offers prints showing “Star Wars,” Kiss and the Hulk. While winter-themed and red and green sleepwear is never in short supply, nightwear celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa for adults can be found online at CafePress, and PajamaGram has a Hanukkah design as well.


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FAMILY TIME | Moms back traditional toys in digital age

Tip of the week While there is no denying the benefits of digital devices and it is becoming commonplace for parents to pass their tablets to Junior, research shows many want to limit the time their kids spend on screens, large and small. Parents also actively encourage their kids to play with toys that may help them reach critical developmental milestones. So how have traditional toys stood the test of time? The various ways in which children play have remained largely unchanged throughout time. In many cases, technology can help amplify play by helping to introduce characters or tell a compelling story. When Mattel, the world’s largest toymaker, asked moms their opinions about toys and technology, it found that even in a digital age, moms continue to place a high value

on traditional toys. “Kids today are digital natives and are immersed in digital experiences,” says Dr. Michael Shore, vice president of Global Consumer Insights for Mattel. “However, when you walk into a child’s room and see what is visibly present and displayed on the shelves, you won’t see an app on the wall as an expression of who the child is, what he or she loves, or as markers of the childhood experience. For that, toys will continue to endure as ideal gifts for children. After all, you can’t wrap an app.” However, as experts and media debate whether digital devices will one day replace dolls, cars, trains and action figures, most moms do not think smart digital devices and traditional toys directly compete with one another as a source of kids’ entertainment. Rather, each category remains fundamentally different. While 75 percent of kids today play with devices like smartphones and tablets, Mattel’s research found the time they spend with these devices actually competes with the time they spend with other screens, such as televisions and computers. In fact, 59 percent of moms felt that smart portable devices will one day replace other electronic devices, not traditional toys. According to Mattel’s findings, moms

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frequently associate toys with social activities since toys are often used to play with others, whereas digital devices are generally associated with solo play (for example, keeping a child entertained when waiting at the doctor’s office or on a long car ride). Moms also credit toys with providing opportunities for active play that allow kids to exercise and burn off energy. Further, moms see toys as a great way to help kids spark their imaginations and flex their creative muscles. Knowing that the leaders of tomorrow will be those who think differently and solve problems in new ways, imagination is more important than ever before. Dr. Shore offers some tips for using play as a catalyst for fostering imagination and creativity: • Make sure your kids have time to play. In an increasingly overscheduled world with a variety of things competing for kids’ time, it is easy to overlook the importance of dedicating time just for play. Give your child the time and space to play, and watch his or her imagination soar. • Provide a safe place to play and tools for play. Consider starting a play group in your neighborhood or hosting play dates at your home or local playground. Bring out the toy chest and

Mary Lou (Wurtz/Kuhn) Miller of Genoa will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 22. Mary Lou was born and raised in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School. She is married to Bob Miller. For many years she worked for Donald Miller DMD in Genoa. Mary Lou has four children: William (Lisa) Kuhn, Paul (Linda) Kuhn, Jim (Amy) Kuhn, all of Genoa, and Lisa (Bill) Smits of Sycamore. She also has nine grandchildren. A private family gathering is planned, but cards or well-wishes would be appreciated from the “Hallmark lady” herself. Send them to 34334 North State Road, Genoa.

90th birthday Berniece “Burny” Espe will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 21 with a family dinner. She has four children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Birthday wishes can be sent to her at 1353 Sunset Terrace, Rochelle, IL 60168.

To the Editor: I had problems getting my leaves removed this year. Thank goodness for some wonderful neighbors. The couple loves to keep busy. He came unannounced and had my front yard done before I even realized it! When we all lost power from 12:45 p.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. Monday, they had my backyard done before I even realized it – I was trying to keep warm in the house. When I saw them, I went out and they said doing the leaves was helping them keep warm! I could not believe their kindness. Since then, they have done several yards. How beautiful our neighborhood looks due to their hard work! They are to be commended! Bette Stone DeKalb

Spartan pride To the Editor: I think I can speak for everyone in our town when I say we are proud of the season the Sycamore Spartans football team had. The team ended with a record-breaking 12-1 season. Their only loss was to Montini in the semi-finals of the 2013 state playoffs. The Spartans were ranked in the top 10 of all 5A football teams in the state of Illinois for the entire season. In my opinion, the Spartans’ most impressive game this year was against Kaneland. When our starting quarterback got taken out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, the team didn’t give up. Sycamore pushed through and pulled out a victory thanks to the backup quarterback who stepped in. With this game came lots of pressure on the team: playing another undefeated team with a standing-roomonly crowd in the bleachers. Even with these pressures the team got yet another win. Another aspect of this football season I want to talk about has not as much to do with the team’s performance but more to do with the coverage from local newspapers. The team’s big wins were often featured in the sports section. I felt this recordbreaking season got a good deal of recognition throughout the season, in the playoffs especially. I hope that kind of coverage will be as good ... or even better ... when we get another sports team that seems unstoppable. Allyson Versluys Sycamore Middle School

Filipino-American community is grateful

90th birthday Earnest “Bill” Mason will celebrate his 90th birthday with family and friends on Dec. 15. Cards can be sent to Bill Mason at Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St., #114, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Family movie night “Black Nativity” Rated: PG Length: 93 minutes Synopsis: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. Violence/scary rating: 2 Sexual-content rating: 1

Profanity rating: 2 Drugs/alcohol rating: 1 Family Time rating: 2. A great family film for the holidays! (Ratings are judged on a five-point scale, with 5 being “bad for kids” and 1 being “fine for kids.”)

Book report “Eleanor & Park,” by Rainbow Rowell Ages: Young adult Pages: 336 Synopsis: Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under. – St. Martin’s Griffin

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see what games the kids can create when they play together. • Encourage your kids to play with all that’s available – including their imaginations. Two of the most important tools for play are toys and an imagination. Help your children dream beyond what they see on screen and encourage them to bring those cartoon characters to life using their toys and imaginations. • Get involved and play with your kids. Don’t forget that play is good for grownups, too. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned tea party or toy car race down the hall. Playing together is one of the most fun and meaningful ways for parents and children to bond and foster creative thinking for both of you. – Brandpoint

To the Editor: On Nov. 24, the Filipino-American Association of Northern Illinois held a fundraiser to support disaster relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The devastating storm, which hit central Philippines on Nov. 8, claimed thousands of lives and left more than 600,000 people homeless.

Our community opened up their hearts. More than 400 people attended the dinner held at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center. And through the generosity of donors, $30,903 was raised for the American Red Cross fund for Philippine Relief, well surpassing our goal of $10,000. Thank you to the donors whose contributions will reach many survivors as they rebuild homes and lives. We also would like to thank Oak Crest for the use of their facility and the many volunteers who helped make the event a success. They include NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Center, International Training Office, Philippine Student Association, and Southeast Asia Club, as well as Kishwaukee College’s International Student Association. Filipino-American Association of Northern Illinois DeKalb

Veterans Day event a success To the Editor: On behalf of our doctors, hygienists and staff, I’d like to personally thank the DeKalb County community for the unbelievable success of our recent Veterans Day event. Our dental practice saw more than 100 local veterans and their family members, performing examination, routine cleanings and even some dental procedures like extractions and fillings. In all, we saw more patients than last year and provided more dental service – more than $25,000 worth! The day would not have been a success if it wasn’t for the support of many local businesses who donated products, services and support to the day’s events. Truly, it was a collaboration between many companies and individuals who came together to thank local veterans and their families for their sacrifice and service to the country. Those businesses include: Banner Up Signs, Diamond Dental Laboratory, Hy-Vee, Sycamore Jimmy Johns, Kar-Fre Flowers, Keller Dental Lab, Nobel Biocare, Oral Arts Dental Lab, Ottawa Dental Lab, Patterson Dental Supply Company, Portillo’s, Procter and Gamble, Resource Bank, Sonicare Dental and Sunstar Dental. We are very proud to have Dr. Bryce Deter, U.S. Navy veteran, on staff for more than 20 years. Dr. Deter served five years on active duty as a dental officer in the Navy as lieutenant commander. His stations included Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, Calif., Fleet Marine Force in Okinawa, Japan, and Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Planning is already underway for next year’s event, which promises to be bigger and better than this year’s. Our staff looks forward to contributing their time and energy to these deserving veterans and their families. In 2014, the event will take place on Nov. 8. This will be our third year with this event and we’ve learned a lot of things that will streamline the day and

make it possible for us to provide care for even more DeKalb County veterans and their families. Please keep an eye out in early- to mid-October as we begin to advertise and promote our event. Once again, thanks to everyone who was able to help out and most especially to our country’s veterans and their families. Without their service and sacrifice we would not be able to enjoy the freedom so important to our American way of life. Dr. Dennis Collins Collins Dental Group P.C., Sycamore

Pie auction thanks To the Editor: Family Service Agency’s Senior Services would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the community for their support in a successful Pie Auction. The evening included entertainment, food, drinks, an exhilarating live auction courtesy of Steve Almburg, a silent auction, and fun that was had by the approximately 100 people who attended. More than 40 pies were donated by local businesses, various organizations, individuals and celebrity pie bakers such as Mary Pritchard. In addition to the pies, baskets filled with lavish items and goodies were donated from our generous community. Additionally, thank you to all of our sponsors: Thanksgiving Pie Sponsors: Malta Family Dental, Castle Bank, and Suzanne and Dave Juday. Sweet Potato Pie Sponsors: Lehan Drugs, Grand Victorian Assisted Living, Visiting Angels, Home Instead Senior Care, Heritage Woods Assisted Living, VCP, Pine Acres, Satori Pathway LLC, and Guardian Medical Monitoring. And to the marvelous committee, without their help this event would not have been possible: Janice Cobb, Yvonne Johnson, Patrick Lehan, Linda Raicci, Samantha Slagle, Lauren Woods, Jim Wilson, Mary McIllece and Jen Babos. Family Service Agency Senior Services is committed to providing programming that will promote senior independence. All of the programs offered are therapeutic in nature and are designed to promote physical, mental and social fitness in the participants. All programs are at no charge to those we serve. Currently Senior Services operates five senior centers throughout DeKalb County. The money raised from this event will help us to continue providing muchneeded services to the older adults in our community. Diana King Senior Services director Family Service Agency

Gobbler Gallop a success To the Editor: The Waterman Lions Club would like to thank everyone who made the sev-

enth annual Gobbler Gallop 5K Walk/ Run a great success. More than 300 participants braved the cold on Nov. 23. It was a wonderful turnout. The Village of Waterman, including the Public Works Department, the Police Department, and the Fire Department EMTs ensured the safety of the course. Indian Creek School District allowed us to stage the event at the Waterman Elementary School, and the Indian Creek High School Band, under the direction of John Feken, added to the festivities. Panera Bread, Hinckley Fresh Market and Jonamac Orchard provided postrace refreshments. Walmart, Target, Schnucks, Hy-Vee and CVS donated to the post-race refreshments. Raffle prizes were provided by DeKalb Lawn and Equipment (Tom Newquist), Waterman Winery (Terrie and Alexa Tuntland), Red Star Events (Nikkin Jorbin), Longaberger (Tammy Johnson), Mae’s Fine Design (Kim Whitely), Cedar Street Salon (Cindy Perez), Scentsy Candles (Jonie Osterhout), Sycamore Café (Eleni Papasevastos), The Lincoln Inn (McMahon Family), and Naperville Running Company. Volunteers included the KC men’s baseball team (Josh Pethoud, coach), and Cortland Lions Kevin Slosarek and Mike Velez. Ho-Ka Turkey Farm (Bob and Sue Kauffman), Honey Hill Orchard (Steve and Kathy Bock), and KC Horticulture Department (Janet Gallagher) provided first- through third-place overall prizes. Sponsors at the Director’s Level included Thrivent (Todd Tompkins), Pub West (Trent Taylor), Monsanto (Sharon Berg), Ken Spears Construction (Ken and Kathy Spears), and Kishwaukee Health System (Dawn Roznowski). Sponsors at the President’s Level included Banner Up Signs (Ed and Jon Kuhn); DeKalb-Sycamore Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac (Mike Haigler); Gaston Heating and Air Conditioning (Nick Gaston); Corner Towing (Rusty Baie); DeLong Co. (Bo DeLong); Midwest Orthopaedic Institiute (Dr. Steve and Dr. Michele Glasgow), and Dick Pond (Glen Kamps). Supporter’s Level sponsors include state Rep. Bob Pritchard; Bemis Autogroup (Amy Bemis); Casey’s Inc.; DeKalb Optometric (Dr. Steven Storey); Edward Jones (Mark Hilde); Beth Einsele Realty; Linda Swenson; First State Bank (Randy Fox); Waterman State Bank (Steve Feith); The National Bank & Trust Co. (Tammy Armstrong and Mike Cullen); Olson and Associates Physical Therapy (Maria Olson); Foster and Buick Law Group (Kevin Buick); KC Marketing Department (Kayte Hamel); and Sycamore Family Dentistry (Dr. Joseph Sullivan). The Waterman Lions Club is grateful for the support for this event. Karen Fenske Race director Mark Fenske, Norm Gaston, Bob Bend, Shawn Blobaum, Jeff Weber, Warren Sommerfeld and Al Rickert 5K committee


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Pomino Bianco an exceptional wine from unlikely area Everything about the Marchesi de Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco is unique. An interloper in Tuscany, an area filled with traditional bold red wines, Pomino Bianco stands alone as a Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco blend. The outsider trend continues with its vineyard site. Situated high above the famous rolling Tuscan hills, Pomino Bianco’s fruit is grown at such a high altitude that the landscape looks more like Germany that Italy. It’s a unique characteristic that defines Pomino Bianco and makes it an exceptional wine from an unlikely area.

Winemaker spotlight Pomo means apple in Italian. It’s a fitting root word for Pomino Bianco, a wine that

offers the experience of taking a bite out of a crisp, fresh green apple. There’s a hint of pear and lavender on the nose and a great stone minerality that compliments the finish. But, it’s the apple note that is the star. There’s a great balance of acidity that is a byproduct of location and attention to detail. “We don’t have to purchase any fruit,” Frescobaldi U.S. Export Manager Galen Crippin said. “That gives us the ability to produce our wines the way we want them year in and year out.” Because of the high-altitude vineyards, the fruit is able to develop outstanding acidity. There is a huge temperature variation between night and day. Exceptional daytime sun exposure allows for physiological ripeness and cool

UNCORKED James Nokes nights help the fruit retain its freshness. Sandy clay soil is high in acidity and really shines on the iron-like minerality present in the finish. The varietal goes unaccredited, but offers another special perk for a versatile wine that could pair well with spicy Thai dishes or any seafood. “We use just a hint of Riesling,” Crippin said. “It’s the secret ingredient that gives beautiful aromatics to the nose.”

“We use stainless steel and 2- and 3-year-old barrels. We really want to capture the freshness and liveliness of the green apple. It’s all about elegance and the terroir really is the key. We are at the highest vineyard in Tuscany.” Galen Crippen Frescobaldi U.S. Export Manager Pomino Bianco is already at the forefront of the pendulum shift that has taken place in the U.S. wine market for several years. Great acidity and crisp minerality mark a decisive start and finish. Sandwiched

in between is beautiful green apple notes. “We use stainless steel and 2- and 3-year-old barrels,” Crippin said. “We really want to capture the freshness and liveliness of the green apple. It’s all about

elegance and the terroir really is the key. We are at the highest vineyard in Tuscany. We get very low yields and due to the altitude, we can get an incredible balance.”

• James Nokes writes a bi-weekly wine column for the Daily Chronicle. He’s been tasting, touring and collecting in the wine world for several years. Contact him at news@ daily-chronicle.com.

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FVOAS offers its wish list By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich, is making an appeal for contributions of both financial and material gifts. FVOAS is beginning its 42nd year of offering programs and services to keep senior citizens active and independent. Programs include daily hot lunch, transportation, bingo, cards, wood carving, painting, computers, and adult day care in Sandwich, DeKalb and Aurora. FVOAS relies on the support of individuals and businesses to meet its mission. Officials said that without the assistance of the community, they wouldn’t be able to serve

the area’s seniors. Requested donations include the following items. • Art and office supplies: 3-by-3-inch Post-It notes, acrylic and watercolor paints, beads with large holes and beading wire, glitter, stickers, colored tissue paper, large bulletin boards, ceramics to paint, colored pencils, construction paper, clear contact paper, colored card stock, electric pencil sharpeners and glue sticks. • Games and activities: board games, DVDs, Sit and Be Fit exercise DVDs, hobby and other magazines, jumbo playing cards, memory and word games, puzzles up to 300 pieces, and UNO cards. • Personal care items: baby

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DeKalb County Domestic Violence CourtWatch recently held its annual meeting. The mission of CourtWatch is to influence court practices to increasingly conform to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, to promote victim safety and abuser accountability and to create a more informed and involved public. Each month a speaker educates the membership regarding an issue related to domestic violence, court practices or other social justice concerns. Speakers have included federal marshals, police chiefs, 911 operators and drug court graduates. The most recent additions to CourtWatch are (from left) Sonia Smith, Linda Schwarz, Cherie Recchia and Becky Brown. To learn more about CourtWatch, call Carol at 815-758-1905.

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The 44th annual Country Music Concert and Toy Drive organized by Gary Mullis was held at Feed’em Soup in DeKalb on Dec. 8. More than 50 people braved the weather to play and listen to Christmas music. Brian Adams of radio station B95 emceed the event. More than 150 toys were collected for Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army. Pictured (from left) are Marine PFC Colby Ebberly, Marine Private Alex Davis, a performer and Gary Mullis

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The 7- and 8-year-old Sycamore Youth Football League Competition Cheer Squad earned a bid to the Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association State Championship last weekend at the Sears Centre. SYFL was one of 11 squads competing in the state finals. Pictured (from left) are team members Adrianna Dominguez, Tiana Bell, Mallory Armstrong, Hailey Clawson, Kaitlyn Ryder, Karissa Clawson, Laci Neece and Amanda Jamrog. The squad was coached by Jenipher Clawson, Ellie Shaffer and Kami Capello. For more information about SYFL Cheer, visit www.leaguelineup.com/sycamoreyouthfootball.

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Gifts for movie lovers: DVD box sets By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – In a world of on-demand video and movies shrunken to the size of smartphone screens, home-entertainment releases need something special to stand out. These box sets offer more than movies for every cinephile on your holiday list. The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes writ-

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8ASTROGRAPH By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association

TODAY – You’ll need to make your voice heard in the year ahead if you hope to make a difference. Your desire for change and your passion to be at the helm will make this year worthwhile. High energy, integrity and a humanitarian touch will lead to your success. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Don’t let personal frustrations stifle your performance. You have what it takes to reach your goals, so don’t sit back waiting to see what others are going to do first. Now’s the time for some decisive action. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Go out of your way to show your potential. Get involved in creative projects that will enhance your earning power. You have the ability to motivate others through your example. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Do whatever it takes to make personal changes that will influence your position and reputation. A more active role in your work or career will lead to a higher cash flow. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – For the full scoop on an important situation, you need to do your research. Don’t make promises or give others a hint of your plans. Work quietly, behind the scenes. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You’ll attract attention, but don’t show off or take on too much. Stick to your budget and organize your time to ensure that you reach your deadlines. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Start to make plans that include family, friends or your community. The year’s end is fast approaching, and being the one who organizes and prepares will put you in a popular position. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Make a special effort to engage others in conversation today. You can improve your relationships at work and home if you share ideas and are willing to compromise. Stay active and get things done. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Get out, even if you feel like staying home. Mingling with go-getters will lead to a serious and prosperous connection. Romance is highlighted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Be mindful of others and include everyone in your plans. Making last-minute alterations will help you make a good impression and ensure that you remain in control. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Show off your talents today. Your bravura and know-how will lead to an offer you cannot refuse. A chance to explore something that interests you will change your outlook forever. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Reconnect with people from your past. Take care of friends, family and those who need help in general. Your kindness and generosity will be your ticket to a positive encounter. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Focus on reaching your goals and exploring new possibilities. Unusual changes at home will help you accommodate someone who means a lot to you.

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Girl’s religious doubts put her, parents at odds Dear Abby: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know, everyone else in my extended family is equally fervent. My problem is, I have never felt very religious. Since I was 10 I have challenged the teachings of the church and, as I mature into adulthood, I’m beginning to identify as agnostic. When I told my parents, at first they were angry and disappointed. Then they told me I was “just going through a phase.” I know this is more than a phase. It’s a personal belief of mine they have been trying to bury my entire life. I can’t continue letting them ignore the real me. The stress of constantly having to lie to my parents about my faith is tearing me apart to the point that it interferes with my schoolwork and social life. How can I convince them that this isn’t a phase, and that I’m not the Catholic girl they want me to be? If they continue to refuse to acknowledge my religious beliefs, who can I turn to for

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips support? – Agnostic in Stockton, Calif. Dear Agnostic: Your parents should not have minimized your feelings by saying they are only a phase because it was dismissive. That said, you must not allow their devout faith – and your lack of it – to become a contest of wills or a basis for argument. This is an important time in your life with your parents as you enter adulthood. Thank them for the great foundation they have given you. Tell them you hope they will continue to love you as you explore what your beliefs are on this spiritual journey – because it IS a journey. The opposite of faith is not doubt; it is certainty. Dear Abby: My friend “Molly” and I have been good friends for two years. But this year at school she has gotten new friends, and our relationship is slowly fading away. I’m not sure what to do. Should I wait and see what happens later on down the road or talk to her about it? Please help me. – Left Out in Cedar Rapids Dear Left Out: What you’re

experiencing is painful, but it is also a part of life. The fact is, friendships don’t always stay the same or last forever. Your idea of talking to Molly about this is a good one because you won’t be left wondering what happened or blame yourself. But you should also explore ways of making new friends. If there are after-school clubs, special interest groups or other activities you can join, they will give you the chance to meet new people. By staying busy, you won’t miss Molly so much, and may even form more long-lasting friendships. Dear Abby: I’m getting married next year. I am very excited to be marrying my fiance, a kind and caring man. But I am not at all excited to go dress shopping. What should I do? – No-Frills Girl in Dayton, Ohio Dear No-Frills Girl: No law says you must go dress shopping for your wedding if you don’t want to. Tailor your wedding to your own tastes, and make it simple and casual. It’s your day, so do what feels right for you. Dear Abby: Our 7-year-old grandson has been a handful since he was able to walk. He has been sneaky and has told lies for as long as any of us can remember. He has been

suspended from school more than 10 times for various things. He stole several hundred dollars from his mom’s purse and took it to school so he would have money to buy snacks. He stays awake longer than everyone else in the house so he can take things and hide them in his closet. He knows what he does is wrong, but it doesn’t bother him. He is also abusive to his disabled sister. It is hard to imagine that a 7-year-old could give hate-filled looks that you don’t even see from adults. I’m afraid at the rate he is going, he will seriously hurt someone or be hurt himself. He also has a very big heart. That is why we don’t understand what is going wrong in this little boy’s head. Please help if you can. – Grandma Of A Bully in North Carolina Dear Grandma: Your grandson’s behavior may have something to do with the fact his disabled sibling needs more of his parents’ attention. Or he may have serious emotional problems. The boy needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional so his parents will understand what’s driving his behavior, and it can be addressed. Please don’t wait. Dear Abby: I’m 17 and a

few months ago I made the mistake of taking and sending nude photographs to my boyfriend. An adult co-worker, “Jim,” got the photographs without my knowledge or permission and showed them to my other co-workers, including managers. Jim threatened to continue showing the pictures around unless I did him a “favor.” Out of distress, I quit my job, not realizing that managers had seen the photographs. I now know they were aware of the situation, but did nothing. How should I approach the situation? It would be very bad if my parents found out. – Facing The Consequences in New Jersey

Dear Facing The Consequences: You now know why it’s a bad idea to send nude pictures, because once they are out of your control, anything can be done with them. While this is embarrassing, you should absolutely tell your parents what happened because they may want to take this matter to their lawyer. Your former employers ignored sexual harassment, attempted coercion and blackmail. If it can be proven, they should pay the price for it.

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

A living will speaks on your behalf when you cannot Dear Dr. K: I’m drawing up a living will, but I don’t understand many of the medical terms I’m encountering. Can you help? Dear Reader: Many people, certainly including me, have asked themselves how they would want to be cared for if they became very sick and unable to speak for themselves. The two most common ways of doing that are to designate one trusted person, such as your spouse, who knows your wishes to make decisions for you – a health care proxy. Another is for you to write a living will. In a living will, you specify how you want to be cared for. Living wills can be the sole way you make your wishes clear to the doctors who

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff someday may be in charge of your care. It also can be a guideline for someone who is your health care proxy. A living will is used to determine how aggressive you would like your medical treatments to be as the end of life nears. I’ll explain several terms that you probably are seeing in a draft living will. As you read, think about whether you would, or would not, want certain procedures or care. • Artificial nutrition. When you are unable to swallow anything by mouth, nutrients

and fluids can be supplied through a tube inserted through your nose into your stomach. Such a tube can’t be left in long-term (beyond a few weeks). For longer-term use, a tube can be inserted directly into your stomach. That requires a minor surgical procedure. Also for longer-term use, a tube called a catheter can be placed into one of your veins if your gut isn’t working properly. • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced cardiac life support. If your heart or breathing stops, CPR can be used to try to resuscitate you. CPR is a combination of chest compressions, artificial respiration and defibrillation. In artificial respiration, air is squeezed

through a mask placed over your mouth and nose to move air in and out of your lungs. Defibrillation delivers an electric shock to your body. This can restart your heart if it has stopped beating. The next step is advanced cardiac life support, including mechanical ventilation. • Mechanical ventilation. A ventilator or respirator pushes air into your lungs if you cannot breathe on your own. A tube attached to the machine is inserted into your nose, mouth or neck (through a small surgical procedure). However the tube enters your body, it is passed down into the trachea (windpipe). Mechanical ventilation can be used short-term as a bridge to recovery, or long-term.

• Organ-sustaining treatment. This is a set of drugs, medical procedures and machines that can keep you alive for an indefinite period of time. Mechanical ventilation is one common example. Another is kidney dialysis, a machine that cleans toxins out of your blood when your kidneys cannot do the job. Such treatments cannot cure a terminal condition. I’m like most people: I didn’t exactly look forward to drawing up a will or a living will. But I saw the burden that not having done so caused the families of my friends and patients. That convinced me to do it.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

8TODAY’S WEEKEND PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Icy rain 6 Mild acid 11 Makes hay 16 Gear 21 More sensible 22 Ring-shaped reef 23 Hazard a guess 24 Oasis sight 25 — nous 26 Feed the flames 27 Restaurant freebie 28 Walk slowly 29 Lemon cooler 30 Moss and Capshaw 32 Swipe 34 Cone bearer 36 AAA suggestion 37 Impulsive 39 Circumference 41 Change the length 43 Meal 45 Pizzerias’ needs 47 Love dearly 49 Zinc — ointment 51 High-grading 54 Brown songbirds 55 Takes a powder 56 Votes against 60 Most competent 61 Currently 62 Bad-luck bringers 64 “Ka-pow!” 65 Beach location 66 Horror flick extra 67 Grimaces 68 Trump ex 70 Smokehouse hanger 71 Unconscious 73 Nearly frozen 74 Popsicle holders 75 Term paper abbr. (2 wds.) 77 Naturalist John — 78 “— Street Blues” 79 Rude 80 Basket willow 82 Good for kites

83 Open-back shoe 84 Merlin’s profession 87 Eccentric 88 Lifeguard’s beat 89 Exiled Roman poet 93 Punk hairdo 94 Tilts 95 Foot, slangily 97 Huge Japanese volcano 98 Writer — Zola 99 Char 100 Blockheads 101 Cay 103 Hosp. employee 104 Gaucho’s nooses 106 Annoying 107 Globe 108 A grand 110 Accused’s need 111 Brainy club 112 Said “baa” 113 Inflexible 115 Cratchits’ dinner 116 Graze past 117 Flowering tree 120 Close or Miller 122 Binge 124 Weigh anchor 128 Ms. Merkel 129 Thoughtful murmur 131 In the blink of —— 133 Lots and lots 135 “— -hoo!” 136 Mushrooms and yeast 138 Monk’s cloister 140 Blow a paycheck 142 Groovy 144 More delicate 145 Wassail flavor enhancer 146 Babble 147 Titled Turks 148 Commence 149 Rare viol. 150 Pushed 151 Desperado’s fear

DOWN 1 Give one’s word 2 Ms. Ronstadt 3 — Park, Colo. 4 Always, to Byron 5 Bwana’s expedition 6 Tending the turkey 7 Aquatic mammals 8 Perch 9 Genre 10 Musical symbol 11 Alley habitues 12 Cochise’s tribe 13 Not stiff 14 Hydrocarbon suffix 15 Feudal underling 16 With knees knocking 17 Angus’ topper 18 Shadow

19 Matted wools 20 Like Atalanta 31 Model’s need 33 Wry humor 35 — coffee 38 Perforations 40 Flat broke (2 wds.) 42 Sighed loudly 44 Briefcase item 46 Far-reaching view 48 Buy and sell 50 St. Nick’s day 51 Stockpile 52 WWII craft (hyph.) 53 Burro alternative 54 Swain 55 DeVito’s “Taxi” role 57 Low-tech calculators 58 Tugs hard

59 Flop’s opposite 61 His and hers 62 Happy 63 Do nothing about (2 wds.) 66 Sticky 67 Substantive 69 Zodiac sign 72 Conceited smile 73 Medieval tales 74 Garden mix 76 Not widespread 78 Geological feature 79 Ink spots 81 Kind of rat 82 Work crews 83 Like a chimney 84 Process ore 85 Pep 86 Jungle charger 87 Trite

88 Lawrence Welk music 90 Type of parking 91 Grenoble’s river 92 — on (fussed over) 94 Quoting 95 Chucks 96 Cry of dismay 99 German industrial region 100 Studies 102 Bygone rulers 105 Hardhat’s support (hyph.) 106 Showy perennial 107 Fishtailed 109 Club for GIs 111 Well-to-do 112 Covered with crumbs

114 Weekend wear (hyph.) 115 Reformation center 116 Eyre’s creator 117 Hand warmers 118 Aleut language 119 Edible lichen 121 Repair-bill item 123 Tearful requests 125 Memsahibs’ nannies 126 Minute amounts 127 Set free 130 Apple computers 132 “PTI” channel 134 Crisp cookie 137 Neighbor of Belg. 139 Diner sandwich 141 In favor of 143 Narcissus’ flaw


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For Better or For Worse

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Glenn McCoy

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Frank & Ernest

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Jimmy Johnson

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Jan Eliot

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Certified Tax Professional with previous office experience needed. Must be available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Weekends. Please apply in person at:

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Application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2013. Applications are REQUIRED, resumes may be included.

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES Anticipated full-time, 12-month, supportive professional staff (SPS) position to provide leadership to the academic advising office in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsibilities include oversight of all matters pertaining to undergraduate advising, including but not limited to, training and supervision of advising staff, decision making regarding polices and procedures, coordination of orientation programs, determination and/or resolution of student academic issues, & coordination of commencement ceremonies. Qualifications (only applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements will be considered): Required: Master's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences discipline, supervisory exp. with academic advising staff, teaching & advising exp. at the undergraduate level. Deadline: 12/20/2013 is the closing date for receipt of complete applications. Send letter of interest, resume, and two letters of reference electronically to advisingdirector@niu.edu. Please direct questions to Sue Doederlein, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. sdoederlein@niu.edu. Pre-employment criminal background investigation req. AA/EEO.

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DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center has part & full time positions available for CNA's on all shifts.

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NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTION ACI Midwest is seeking qualified applicants for full and part-time positions to assist in the distribution of local newspapers in Kane, DeKalb & McHenry counties.

District Contract Manager (DCM) The DCM will manage the distribution within a geographic area for ACI Midwest, LLC responsible for negotiating contracts with Independent Contractors, managing delivery fees, and achieving service targets. This is a salaried position. Market salary provided commensurate with experience. Previous supervisory experience required. Previous newspaper distribution experience is a plus. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver's license. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am.

District Assistant District Assistant will assist in all aspects of the daily distribution of the newspaper, including the delivery of open routes, ride-alongs with Independent Contractors and assisting with service issue. Typical work schedule begins at 1 am. This is an hourly position with mileage reimbursement. Must have reliable transportation, proof of insurance and valid driver license. ACI Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume and work history to: dstamper@acicirculation.com

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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

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

Truck Bed Topper

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

= Open House = Developments

real estate Area Open Houses - December 13-19, 2013 Day/Time

Address

City

Bed Bath

Price

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9-5

By Appt.

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Bed Bath

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Other Areas 1032 S. 7th St. DeKalb From Southmoor Estates, Office Staff, 815-756-1299

$70s

Sycamore By Appt.

Day/Time

Waterbury West Lane Sycamore 2 2 $152,900+ Directions to Somerset Farm: Rt. 23 to Bethany E to Somerset Lane S Century 21 Elsner Realty, Linda Tillis, 815-751-3159 Reston Ponds Sycamore 3-4 2-3 Starting $219,950 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Keith & Jean Brunett, 630-209-6357

2

$84,900

Sun

1-3

400 Prairie St. Kirkland 3 Elm Street Realtors, Diana, 815-762-0819

Sun

1-3

731 Meadow Lane Hinckley 4 2.5 $169,900 Swanson Real Estate, Connie Carls Ott, 815-378-8359

Sun

1-3

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


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I BUY CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs 1990 & Newer Will beat anyone's price by $300.

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

Cortland Estates $300 1st Month's Rent

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

3 BR Apartments Dishwasher On-Site Laundry Facility Playground Washer & Dryer Connection 6 months free cable if you sign a lease by 12/31/13 230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112

815-758-2910 income restriction apply

Will pay extra for Honda, Toyota & Nissan

DeKalb Quiet Studio 1, 2, 3BR 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 DeKalb- 1 BD upper, heat incl, quiet tenant, no smoking, private entrance, street parking $625/mo 847-845-6639

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

HINCKLEY 2BR, 1.5BA

A-1 AUTO

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

Autumn Creek Management

Will BUY UR USED CAR, TRUCK, SUV,

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

2BR, 2BA, W/D, DW in Cortland. AVAILABLE NOW! Call Amy 815-756-1988 or George 847-912-0504 BIG APARTMENTS, LESS MONEY! Rochelle: 15 minutes from DeKalb 1 BR & 2BR Starting at $530 Recently updated! Affordable heat. Walk to shops! (815) 562-6425 www.whiteoakapartments.net Now accepting Visa, M/C, Discover Having a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or Event Coming Up? Share It With Everyone by Placing a HAPPY AD!

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Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 hillcrestplaceaptsdekalb.com DEKALB - 3 bedroom 12th St. Garage, lots of storage. Small pets ok. $860/month. 815-758-4539 DEKALB - ONE BEDROOM Spacious one-bedroom on Pleasant Street in DeKalb. Cats allowed with pet deposit. Upstairs unit. Wood floors. $565/month. 815-793-3313. Available in Dec.

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.

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

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

ROCHELLE ~ 2 BEDROOM

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

Daily Chronicle Classified 877-264-2527

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

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

SYCAMORE 2BR CONDO 2 bath, W/D, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, no smoking. $1200/mo + 1st, last sec. 815-970-1637 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

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

Starting at $645

815-757-1907 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

FOR SALE

DeKalb ~ The Knolls Sub.

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

HINCKLEY ~ 3BR,1BA

Appl, W/D, $1000/mo + sec. 630-707-0466 SYCAMORE 3BR, FR, $995 2BR $950, 2BR, $850. Apts $600-$795. Betsy Smith 815-751-1025 ~ 815-895-2488

Large 4BR, 2BA, large yard, bsmt. W/D hook-up. 815-758-4615 or 815-375-4615

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

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LEE COUNTY FARM

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 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.

- OWNER ATTORNEY FOR REAL ESTATE RON KLEIN, 815-748-0380 KLEIN, STODDARD, BUCK & LEWIS, SYCAMORE, IL

Sycamore 2BR, C/A, near North Grade School, gar., bsmnt, appl., $800/mo 1st, last, security, no pets/smoking 815-517-1018

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CALL NEDRA ERICSON, REALTOR 815-739-9997

DEKALB 842 SOUTH 1 st St.

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

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

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

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

DeKalb 4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath on College Ave. Available Immed. $1200 + 1st, last security, no pets. 815-757-5079 DeKalb 4BR, DR, Office, Hrdwd flrs, 2 car gar, shed, near NIU, $1200. ALSO 3BR RANCH, $795. No pets/smoke. 815-762-4730

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

ROBERT E MITTAN, STEWARD, IL

Non-smoking, cats OK. $550/mo + utilities and deposit. 815-758-2872

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DEKALB - HOUSE FOR RENT 609 Davy St, DeKalb 3 BR, 1-1/2 bath, large fenced back yard/deck. Short bike ride to NIU. $ 975/mo + all utilities. 815-757-5599 DeKalb 3BR, FR with fireplace, new carpet, D/W, garage w/work shop, basement, patio, $900. No pets/moke. 815-762-4730

START 10:00 A.M.

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

DEKALB EAST SIDE 2-3BR

FOR SALE – GREAT PRICE

SYCAMORE ~ 2BR, 1BA

The Knolls

DEKALB ADULT, QUIET, REFINED Building. 2 Bedroom Apt with homey environment. Car port. For mature living. Excellent Location! No pets/smoking. Agent Owned. 815-758-6712

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

2900 DeKalb Ave. Laundry, non-smoking, all utilities except electrical, $675. 815-758-2911

Hot new deluxe townhomes.

DeKalb – 3BR / 1BA Lower Apt Washer/dryer hook-up $925 1st/lst/sec. Sec 8 welcome 815-739-6170

DeKalb Newly Remodeled 2BR

Sycamore Upstairs 2BR, 1BA

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

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

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Stove, fridge, D/W, W/D. NO PETS. $755/mo + sec. Water sewer, garb incl. 815-739-1250 DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $540

Laing Mgmt.

SYCAMORE - (two) 2 bedroom 1 bathroom available. lower unit $800 mo. upper unit $650 mo. text/call 815-501-2284

or

DEKALB 1 BEDROOM

Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo. 815-758-1100 or 815-895-8600

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2BR, 2BA APT.

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

GENOA ~ 2 BEDROOM Appl, gas heat, W/D No pets/smkg. $675/mo. 815-509-9137

815-814-1224

Stone Prairie

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

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