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New, familiar faces on primary ballot for governor By STEPHEN Di BENEDETTO sdibenedetto@shawmedia com With the holidays over, Illinois voters will be treated to another dizzying season – one that involves campaign ads, stump speeches and soundbites. The March primary season has arrived. Republican voters in DeKalb County will soon help decide a challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn from a crowded field of new and familiar faces. Elections generally favor incumbents, but many view Quinn as vulnerable since he narrowly won his first full term as governor in 2010. With a legislature dominated by Democrats, Republicans are also ea-

ger to send their first candidate to the Governor’s Mansion since former Gov. George Ryan left embroiled in scandal in 2003 that eventually sent him to prison. Here’s a look at the four Republican candidates on the March 18 primary ballot vying to challenge Quinn in November.

VENTURE CAPITALIST BRUCE RAUNER The wealthy businessman from Winnetka spent big money ($1.5 million) on early TV ads this holiday season to introduce himself to Illinois voters. As a first-time candidate with deep pockets, Rauner has branded himself a political outsider who will challenge

the Springfield status quo and public unions in the mold of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. He also launched a ballot initiative to create term limits through a constitutional amendment. Rauner recently started a “Hammer and Shake” website and social media campaign that emphasizes his promises to hammer out the special interests in Illinois government and shake up Springfield. But Rauner has also avoided talking in detail about his work as a venture capitalist. His recently disclosed federal













Primary election The four Republican candidates will square off in the primaries March 18. The winner will challenge Gov. Pat Quinn in November.

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After incident, Officials ready for concealed carry Applications available on Illinois State Police website beginning Sunday officials warn of CO dangers By TAMMY WEBBER

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By ANDREA AZZO DeKalb County officials are warning residents about the importance of carbon monoxide detectors after two members of a Sycamore family passed out from carbon monoxide exposure before help arrived. Four family members in the 1700 block of Brower Place, Sycamore, were taken to Kishwaukee Hospital for treatment of exposure to high carbon monoxide levels this month, said Art Zern, assistant fire chief for the Sycamore Fire Department. The family’s furnace was not draining the exhaust properly, causing the exhaust to go back into the house. The family did not have a carbon monoxide detector, Zern said. “Luckily one member of the family woke up in the middle of the night very ill

Symptoms The symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. Safety measures: n Never heat a home with a gas range or oven. n Never burn charcoal inside a home or garage. n Always open the chimney flue when using a fireplace. n Never run a combustion engine, such as a car, lawn mower or snow blower, in an enclosed area. n Have furnaces and water heaters serviced regularly.

Source: Sycamore Fire Department and passed out. He was up long enough to awaken other members of the family,” Zern said. “Two members passed

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CHICAGO – Illinois State Police next week will begin taking applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and as many as 400,000 are expected to be submitted in the first year, officials said Monday. Residents may apply through the ISP website beginning Sunday, six months after Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of a concealed firearm. A federal judge ordered the state to enact the law, and state police had 180 days to begin accepting applications. Col. Marc Maton, who has overseen the process of building the system “from the ground up,” said he’s confident it will be ready to go Sunday but expects the agency will find ways to improve it. State police have been testing the website by allowing certified firearm instructors to apply for concealed-carry permits, and have received 900 applications so far from among the 2,100 instructors. On Thursday, residents who

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Illinois State Police Col. Marc Maton speaks at a news conference Monday in Chicago. Maton said that the state police are ready to begin processing applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and expect up to 400,000 applications in the first year. Applications will be available beginning Sunday on the ISP website. have completed the required 16-hour training and have submitted electronic fingerprints will be permitted to begin applying to help test the website’s capacity, Maton said. The application process will require some preparation. Applicants must obtain a digital “identification,” a unique password of sorts that will allow them to digitally sign their application. They

also will be asked for a valid driver’s license or state identification number, a firearm owner’s identification card, a digital photo, addresses of every place they’ve lived for 10 years and proof they’ve undergone firearms training with a licensed instructor. They also must answer criminal history questions and undergo a background check that will include records relating to crimes and

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mental health. Fingerprints may be submitted electronically to expedite the process, although they’re not required. Officials said that 10,000 people have already obtained digital IDs. Maton said state police expected to process 300,000 to 400,000 applications next year, based on the almost 330,000 applications the agency has received for firearm owner’s identification cards. Local law enforcement officials have been gearing up, too, with some offering electronic fingerprinting or technical help with the application process. They also will be able to object to individual

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. Call Becky at 815-7583800. Weekly Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. meetings at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road (near Aldi), DeKalb. Open Closet: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. For information, call George Gutierrez at 815-970-3265. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-4527990; Sycamore Kiwanis: 6 p.m. at Mitchel Lounge, 355 W. State St. 815-899-8740 or visit Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at CrossWind Community Church in Genoa. 815-784-3480. Women’s “Rule No. 62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. 800-4527990; Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Free Fit Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at International Montessori Academy, 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Sycamore. For information, call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore. 815-7391950. Bingo: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veterans Club, 311 S. Washington St. Must be age 18 or older to play. www.; contact Cindy at or 815751-1509. Fellowship group AA(C): 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. 800-4527990; Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on North Third Street. Parking available in lot on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Call Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Prairie Echoes women’s chorus: 7:15 to 10 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore, corner of Peace Road and Route 64. (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, DeKalb). 815-761-5956; Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa. 800-4527990; Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb.; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; Thursday Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; Weekly Ladies’ Brunch: 8 a.m. at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost is $4 for food, conversation and bottomless cups of coffee or tea. Back To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. Sycamore History Museum Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Noon to 1 p.m. at Sycamore Federated Church, 612 W. State St. Free local history presentation, coffee and cookies are offered to the public; donations welcome. Contact Michelle Donahoe at or 815-895-5762.

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Study: Timing key for toddler bedtime By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press

The Associated Press NEW YORK – The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher. Because of more energy-efficient housing, appliances and gadgets, power usage is on track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a row, to 10,819 kilowatt-hours per household, according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s the lowest level since 2001, when households averaged 10,535 kwh. And the drop has occurred even though our lives are more electrified. Here’s a look at what has changed since the last time consumption was so low.

BETTER HOMES In the early 2000s, as energy prices rose, more states adopted or toughened building codes to force builders to better seal homes so heat or air-conditioned air doesn’t seep out so fast. That means newer homes waste less energy. Also, insulated windows and other building technologies have dropped in price, making retrofits of existing homes more affordable. In the wake of the financial crisis, billions of dollars in Recovery Act funding was directed toward home-efficiency programs.

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Karlie Johansen, a student at University of Colorado in Boulder, collects a saliva sample Dec. 20 from 3-year-old Anders Todd as part of a study of sleep patterns in young children. In an earlier study, researchers reported that if young children continually struggle to fall asleep at night, it might be because their body clock is out of sync with their bedtime. to the sleep cycle and also sensitive to light. At some point every evening, people’s melatonin levels surge and awhile later, they begin to feel sleepy. Among adults who sleep well, that melatonin rise tends to happen about two hours before whatever is their chosen bedtime. For preschoolers, the new study found that on average, the melatonin surge occurred around 7:40 p.m. The children tended to be tucked in around 8:10 p.m., and most were asleep 30 minutes later, LeBourgeois reported in the journal Mind, Brain and Education. When melatonin rose earlier in the evening, tots who hit the sack around 8 fell asleep a bit faster. But when the melatonin surge was closer to bedtime, the youngsters were more likely to fuss or make curtain calls after lights-out.

Two children in the study actually were tucked in before their rise in melatonin ever occurred, and it took them up to an hour past bedtime to fall asleep, she said. “We don’t know what that sweet spot is yet,” LeBourgeois said, but the data suggest bedtime is easiest if the melatonin surge occurred at least 30 minutes earlier. The study reinforces what doctors have long suspected is one bedtime barrier, said Dr. Jyoti Krishna, a pediatric sleep expert at the Cleveland Clinic. Other factors can disrupt a child’s sleep, too, such as noise, stress or anxiety, or disrupted home routines, he cautioned. “But this paper reminds us that, hey, there is a time that the body is more ready to sleep than at other times.”

BETTER GADGETS Big appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners have gotten more efficient thanks to federal energy standards that get stricter every few years as technology evolves. A typical room air conditioner – one of the biggest power hogs in the home – uses 20 percent less electricity an hour of full operation than it did in 2001, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Central air conditioners, refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines and dryers also have gotten more efficient. Other devices are using less juice, too. Some 40-inch LED televisions bought today use 80 percent less power than the cathode ray tube televisions of the past. Some use just $8 worth of electricity over a year when used five hours a day – less than a 60-watt incandescent bulb would use. Those incandescent light bulbs are being replaced with compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs that use 70 to 80 percent less power. According to the Energy Department, widespread use of LED bulbs could save output equivalent to that of 44 large power plants by 2027. The move to mobile also is helping. Desktop computers with big CRT monitors are being replaced with laptops, tablet computers and smart phones, and these mobile devices are specifically designed to sip power to prolong battery life.

It costs $1.36 to power an iPad for a year, compared with $28.21 for a desktop computer, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.

ON THE OTHER HAND ... We are using more devices, and that is offsetting what would otherwise be a more dramatic reduction in power consumption. DVRs spin at all hours of the day, often under more than one television in a home. Game consoles are getting more sophisticated to process better graphics and connect with other players, and therefore use more power. More homes have central air conditioners instead of window units. They are more efficient, but people use them more often. Still, Jennifer Amman, the buildings program director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, said she is encouraged. “It’s great to see this movement, to see the shift in the national numbers,” she says. “I expect we’ll see greater improvement over time. There is so much more that can be done.” Back in 1990, before most homes had a personal computer and multiple other gadgets, average consumption totaled 9,447 kilowatt-hours a household. That slowly climbed to a peak of 11,504 in 2010. But since then, usage has been steadily dropping. The Energy Department predicts average residential electricity use per customer will fall again in 2014, by 1 percent.

Panel to review applications for concealed carry permits • CONCEALED CARRY Continued from page A1 applications. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has said he’s worried that his office does not have the resources to adequately investigate thousands of applications to prevent permits from being issued to people with arrests for crimes such as domestic abuse or to those with gang ties. Maton said his agency will conduct the background checks, but encourages local officials to submit information

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WASHINGTON – “Just one more story, please?” “I need a glass of water.” “Mom, I can’t sleep!” When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesn’t match their bedtime. That doesn’t mean tots should be up at all hours. “Just like nutrition and exercise, sleep is critical for good health,” said sleep scientist Monique LeBourgeois of the University of Colorado, Boulder, who is leading the research. The ultimate goal is to help reset a delayed sleep clock so that young children can settle down more easily, she said. Hint: It seems to have a lot to do with light. We all have what’s called a circadian rhythm, a master biological clock, that regulates when we become sleepy, and when we’re more alert. Those patterns vary with age: It’s the reason teenagers are notorious for late nights and difficult-to-wake mornings. But how does that clock work in preschoolers, who need more sleep than older kids or adults? A first-of-its-kind study tracked 14 healthy youngsters for six days to begin finding out. The children, ages 2½ to 3, wore activity monitors on their wrists to detect when they slept. Parents kept diaries about bedtime routines. Then on the last afternoon, researchers visited each home, dimming lights and covering windows. Then every 30 minutes for six hours leading up to the child’s appointed bedtime, they also coaxed each tot to chew on some dental cotton to provide a sample of saliva. The reason: To test for levels of a hormone named melatonin that is key

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that might not show up, such as domestic violence or drug encounters that did not result in an arrest but could raise concerns about an applicant’s fitness to carry a concealed weapon. Gov. Pat Quinn has named seven people to a panel that will review applications for permits to carry concealed firearms. The Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board will consider any objections of an applicant’s eligibility. Officials are encouraging people to apply for permits online, although the state police have agreed to set up a system to begin taking paper applications by July 1.

Those who obtain permits will be able to carry handguns or keep them in a vehicle, although some places are off limits, including schools, child care facilities, courthouses, casinos and businesses that post state-issued signs forbidding concealed weapons. Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson, who is setting up a computer in his department’s lobby to help residents apply for permits, said he has “zero” concerns about the law. “People who are going to carry them are going to be law-abiding citizens ... it’s the crooks that I’m worried about,” he said.

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8CORRECTIONS The weekend crossword puzzle that was printed on page C4 of Saturday’s edition of the Daily Chronicle was mistakenly duplicated from the previous week. On Page A3 of Monday’s issue, an article about an author event in Big Rock contained some errors. Karen Krizanovich’s editor at the Literary Review Magazine was Auberon Waugh, and the two plowing match trophies she donated were from 1974. Information with two photographs on Page A7 of Monday’s edition contained incorrect dates. A photograph of William Curl was taken in February 2011, while a photograph of Northern Illinois linebacker Bobby Winkel was taken in November 2012. The Chronicle regrets the errors. ••• Accuracy is important to the Daily Chronicle, and we want to correct mistakes promptly. Please call errors to our attention by phone, 815-756-4841, ext. 2257; email,; or fax, 815-758-5059.

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Local celebrates 100th birthday By ANDREA AZZO SYCAMORE – For Marie McKenzie, the secret to a long life is sociability. McKenzie, the first resident to live at Grand Victorian Meridian Senior Living in Sycamore when it opened in 2003, turned 100 years old Sunday. Organizers held a celebration for her Monday with a big cake and Grand Victorian residents singing “Happy Birthday.” McKenzie said avoiding being alone all the time is one of the reasons why she is alive and well today. Her family visits her two to three times a week. “I love my family very much, and I try to do the best I can for them,” she said. Family came as far away as Minnesota, California and the Philippines to be with their matriarch, who gets by with the help of a motorized scooter. Granddaughter Shelly McKenzie arrived after a 15-hour plane ride from the Philippines. “I love my grandma so much,” she said. “For my son to know a great-grandmother is incredible.” The McKenzie family had a big dinner Sunday and reminisced. “A lot of memories have to do with fishing,” her son, Jerry McKenzie, said. McKenzie’s daughter, Marcia, made a timeline of McKenzie’s life which had pictures along with captions of the important historical events which took place that year. McKenzie was born in

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Grand Victorian resident Marie McKenzie attempts to blow out the candles on her cake to celebrate her 100th birthday Monday in Sycamore. While her birthday was actually Dec. 29, she celebrated with residents and staff Monday afternoon. BELOW: McKenzie is seen in a photograph as a baby. enzie said. Her life hasn’t come without its hardships. McKenzie has had cancer and heart surgery and experienced a medical emergency which almost prevented her from having a 100th birthday. On her 98th birthday, McKenzie was celebrating with family when she had a heart attack, she said. She went to the hospital and refused to have surgery. “I’ve had so much surgery. I didn’t want to take it anymore,” she said. “The doctor said, ‘I’ve decided. You’re going to have surgery right away or else I won’t see you tomorrow.’

1913, when Woodrow Wilson was president. She graduated from high school in 1930, the same year Pluto was discovered. In 1932, she graduated from Northern Illinois University and got her first teaching job. McKenzie married in 1935 but was not rehired at her teaching job because married female teachers were not brought back to teach in case they had a baby, McKenzie said. She spent most of her time being a farmer’s wife, feeding farm animals and taking care of the eggs that were laid, she said. “It was a busy life,” McK-

DeKALB – DeKalb police have been warning for weeks that they’ll have extra officers out patrolling for drunken drivers throughout the holiday season. They likely won’t be the only municipal agency out in full-force tonight, however. Both DeKalb and DeKalb County officials expect snow plows will be out this afternoon or evening, depending on when the expected 1.5 to 3.5 inches of snow starts falling. Overall, the area could receive up to five inches of snow by 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. “For those who are traveling home [about 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. Wednesday], the roads will not be good, so it is absolutely imperative that if you are coming back from a New Year’s celebration you do so in such a state that you will be fully alert,” Northern Illinois University meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said.

In fact, the snow should be falling hard enough about 1 a.m. that any salt on the roadway wouldn’t have much affect, Sebenste said. But DeKalb officials will send their typical crew of 16 plows out when the snow starts falling, with plows focusing on main roads, snow routes and major residential streets during the snowfall. Plows won’t go to smaller residential streets until the snowfall is over, said Mark Espy, DeKalb’s assistant director of public works. Meanwhile, DeKalb County officials will have its 12 plows out on their 12 standard routes, with two smaller trucks dedicated to clearing intersections, County Engineer Nathan Schwartz said. “If the snow comes fairly late in the evening into the night hours, we’ll be out making sure we’re out there early enough to make sure we have a full pass before the morning rush,” Schwartz said. “If it starts 4 in the afternoon, we’ll be out there in the evening.”

8STATE BRIEF Illinoisans to get state financials in tax returns “He gave me surgery, and I turned out fine.” A caged bird that lives at Grand Victorian was chirping throughout McKenzie’s birthday celebration. “The bird is singing for me,” McKenzie said.

CHICAGO – State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Illinois residents will get a breakdown of state spending in income tax returns received in 2014. Topinka announced the

initiative Monday. She said her office also will make the information available online. The tax return inserts will show what state agencies spend each year. It also gives a picture of the state’s unpaid bills over time.

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State ends year with fewer unpaid bills count on faster payment in the spring when tax revenues are strong, but they expect to wait longer in the winter months when revenues have slowed and money has been spent for other budget matters. “That’s been the discernible pattern now for several years, and it’s not changing this year,” said Steven Langley, chief executive officer of Stepping Stones, a housing and treatment center for clients with severe behavior and mental health issues. Some might expect relief now that lawmakers finally adopted a plan for reforming the

way government employees are provided retirement pensions. The package as approved would cut benefits and ensure government pays its share to save $160 million over 30 years. But it doesn’t take effect until next year, and any savings wouldn’t occur for several years down the road. And before it can take effect, retired teachers and other educators have filed a lawsuit challenging the measure’s constitutionality. “There are simply too many unknowns right now,” Topinka spokesman Brad Hahn said.

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Zachary O. Madi, 26, of the 1100 block of East Arnold Street, Sandwich, was charged Monday, Dec. 23, with domestic battery.

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Michael R. Maiden, 36, of the 500 block of Peace Road, Sycamore, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 29, on a DeKalb County warrant for failure to appear in court on

Curtis M. Walker, 20, of the 400 block of West Lisbon Street, Sandwich, was charged Thursday, Dec. 26, with underaged drinking.

The ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will end 2013 with $7.6 billion in unpaid bills, a 15 percent reduction from a year earlier, officials said Monday. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka had estimated the backlog would be closer to the $9 billion owed at the end of 2012. But an unexpected $1.3 billion infusion of tax receipts last spring helped, The Rockford Register-Star reported. Still, 2014 doesn’t promise to bring much relief. For years, not-for-profits and other state contractors have come to


LaSalle County Robert F. Scholl, 22, of Sandwich was charged Friday, Dec. 27, with improper lane usage and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sycamore Alan E. Garcia, 56, of DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Dec. 29, with driving on a suspended license. Eugene George Kravcik, 39, of Burlington, was charged Thursday, Dec. 26, with having no valid driver’s license and for operating an uninsured vehicle.

Brady has challenged Quinn before • GOP Continued from page A1 income tax returns show that he made $53 million in 2012 from various hedge funds and business partnerships. Rauner’s business dealings at the Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR also helped Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel earn millions, after Emanuel left the Clinton administration to become an investment banker. The two have remained friends. Going forward, Rauner likely will use his large war chest to increase his recognition with suburban and downstate Republican voters, while his primary rivals hammer away at his political inexperience and ties to powerful Chicago Democrats.

STATE SEN. KIRK DILLARD, R-HINSDALE The chief of staff to former Gov. Jim Edgar narrowly lost a chance to compete against Quinn. Brady defeated the DuPage County senator by a mere 193 votes in the GOP primary four years ago. Dillard will try to right his campaign in 2014, but he already has an issue with a mixed message. Dillard voted against the brokered pension reform in December, while his running mate Sen. Jill Tracy, R-Quincy, voted for it. Primary opponents have yet to seize on the inconsistency between the Dillard ticket, but the pension deal for candidates on both sides will likely be a reoccurring issue throughout the election. Dillard, 58, brings decades

of political experience as a statewide candidate, having served policy roles for both Edgar and former Gov. Jim Thompson. A Republican statehouse leader, Dillard has served 20 years in the Senate. Dillard’s campaign focuses on economic and budget issues, according to his website. His “Destination Illinois” plan would make Illinois business friendly and shrink the scope of state government – all positions that resonate with typical Republican voters.

STATE TREASURER DAN RUTHERFORD The Pontiac native is the only GOP candidate to hold statewide office, easily winning the down-ballot race for treasurer in 2010 over Democratic candidate Robin Kelly. Quick to tout his accomplishments, Rutherford appeared to be plotting a run for governor after his 2010 victory. But he encountered early problems in the Treasurer’s Office, primarily with the botched promotion of the Bright Star college savings program. He also faced criticism when thousands of recipients from a different college savings program received mailers with their Social Security numbers printed on the front. Rutherford has tried to make a name as a taxpayer steward, cutting equipment and supplies while in office. Rutherford has focused his 2014 campaign on the state’s fiscal woes while highlighting his statewide executive experience. The son of pizza shop owners, Rutherford often mentions how he worked as a child and into college, graduating

without any student loan debt. He worked at ServiceMaster Co. for 25 years, before retiring in 2010.

STATE SEN. BILL BRADY, R-BLOOMINGTON The downstate Republican came close to defeating Quinn in 2010, losing by roughly 32,000 votes. Brady won 98 of the state’s 102 counties but lost the most populous one – Cook County, a traditional stronghold for Democrats. The state’s poor economic health and Quinn’s income tax hike support all favorably carried Brady into the final moments of the 2010 campaign. But Quinn turned voters’ attention to Brady’s social conservatism, a political philosophy that doesn’t play well with some suburban voters. Brady in this campaign has shied away from his socially conservative positions on issues such as abortion and gun control, and has focused on the state’s economy and financial health. He also helped the recent pension reform deal pass the Illinois Senate. On his campaign website, Brady says he would strictly cut government spending to try and balance Illinois’ budget. He would let the 2011 temporary income tax increase expire in 2015, an issue expected to dominate the gubernatorial race. Brady first launched a bid for governor in 2006, finishing third in the Republican primary. The 52-year-old Bloomington native also helps run his family’s real estate business, which has financially struggled since the economic recession.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas • WARNING Continued from page A1 out prior to our arrival.” Carbon monoxide, which is a colorless and odorless gas, is particularly a problem during the winter because furnaces are working nonstop, Zern said. Residents who feel ill should leave the house and call 911 if their carbon monoxide detector activates. “We had half a dozen calls recently with legitimate carbon monoxide issues,” Zern said. “We were there early enough, because they had detectors.” DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks said his department hasn’t had any major issues so far this year, but he still cautions residents to be mindful. View a complete list of Daily Chronicle obituaries by clicking on the calendar dates

“Make sure your vehicle isn’t running inside the garage,” Hicks said. “A large amount of calls we get are when it’s super cold out and people start [and run] their car, which will set the alarm off.” Both fire departments use equipment to find the source of carbon monoxide in the house. Illinois state law requires residents using fossil fuels, such as natural gas or propane, to install carbon monoxide detectors within 15 feet of all rooms used for sleeping. According to a Sycamore Fire Department news release, the symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. High levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can lead

to mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness and death, the news release states. Symptoms of carbon monoxide can be similar to the common cold or flu. Zern said people can tell the difference because carbon monoxide exposure usually will affect people all at the same time rather than within days of each other, he said. “The key is to have detection to alert you to the problem,” Zern said. Zern also said newer high-efficiency furnaces are particularly prone to causing problems because their exhaust is cooler and condenses in cold air faster. Ice can build up in these newer furnaces, so residents should check them periodically, Zern said.

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8OBITUARIES REBECCA L. BAARS Died: Dec. 29, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Rebecca L. Baars, 18, of DeKalb, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. She will always be remembered by her happy, smiling face, beautiful eyes and wonderful personality. She was the loving daughter of Dana Baars (Kris Bray) of DeKalb; dear granddaughter of Mike and Cindy Cusumano of Genoa; and fond niece of Dan Baars of Genoa. Rebecca was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Walter (Shirley) Lampard and Marshall (Gloria) Baars. Rebecca enjoyed visiting her mother’s business (Dana’s Day Spa in DeKalb). She loved the color purple and beautiful butterflies. Listening to music, being outdoors and horseback riding at Equine Dreams were some of her favorite things to do. She especially loved Christmas and was able to travel to most of the U.S. states, including Florida, California and Nevada. She was so happy to have fed the dolphins and released butterflies back to nature. Her visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore, with a funeral service beginning at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Cindy Holda officiating. A private burial will take place Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Rebecca L. Baars can be made 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. or call 815-895-2833. To sign the online guest book, visit

JERRY RAY DINLEY Jerry Ray Dinley, 72, of Freeport, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He married Linda Perkins Jacobson on July 9, 1994. Cremation rites have been

accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at First Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Jamerson officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Visit to leave a condolence. To sign the online guest book, visit

J. TERRY ERNEST Born: June 26, 1935, in Sycamore, Ill. Died: Dec. 26, 2013, in Chicago, Ill. CHICAGO – J. Terry Ernest, M.D./Ph.D., 78, of Chicago, the Cynthia Chow Professor Emeritus and former chairman of ophthalmology at The University of Chicago, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Chicago, after a long illness. He was born in 1935 in Sycamore. An authority on the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, Ernest was a University of Chicago faculty member from 1966 through 1977, returning in 1981 and becoming Chairman of Ophthalmology & Visual Science in 1985. He served as department chairman until 2004. He received many awards for research on eye disease and lectured across the country on the eye and its diseases. In 1997, Ernest led a team that performed the first fetal tissue transplant as an experimental treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Eye surgeons and journalists around the world followed this study carefully, and in the fall of that same year, Time magazine designated Ernest a “Hero of Medicine” for his pioneering efforts to find a better therapy for this common eye disease. Ernest earned a Bachelor of Arts at Northwestern University (1957) and then earned his M.D. (1961) and Ph.D. (1967) in visual science from The University of Chicago. Ernest was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Ernest McMahon; and granddaughters, Sadie, Malley and

Kimberly. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly. Services are being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks. To sign the online guest book, visit

MARILYN L. RYLANDER Born: April 23, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. Died: Dec. 23, 2013, in Lafayette, Ind. MORTON – Marilyn L. Rylander, of Morton, Ill. died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, in Lafayette, Ind. Born April 23, 1927, in Chicago, to Russell L. and Helen M. Almquist Myers, she was raised in Altona by her aunt and uncle, Eva and Roy Larson. She married Carl Rolland Rylander on Sept. 30 1945, in Altona. He preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1986, of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Surviving is a daughter, Jody K. (William H.) Brothers, of Lafayette; two grandsons, Carl M. “Beau” (Katie M.) Brothers and Eric E. Brothers, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; cousin, Don Larson of Wataga; and two step-great-grandchildren, Joey and Alan Stair. She was preceded in death by her parents and two cousins. Marilyn was a secretary for Waterman High School, in Waterman, for 12 years; then for Roecker Cabinet Co. in Morton for 16 years; and retired in 1968. She graduated from Altona High School in 1945. She was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed reading and traveling. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Oneida Cemetery, Oneida. Memorials can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at To sign the online guest book, visit

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NIU student’s app links merchants, shoppers By ANDREA AZZO

Know more DeKALB – One Northern Illinois University student hopes his mobile app will soon be used by people all over the world. Ben Gardner is the co-founder of Dealyhoo, a free app that allows users to receive offers and coupons from local businesses. The app, which was launched about a year ago, mostly features businesses in DeKalb and Sycamore, but Gardner said he hopes it’ll grow much bigger. “We’re trying to create a large community of merchants and consumers,” he said. Gardner works with his business partner, Marius Morosanu, to offer a place where the mom-and-pop’s of the service industry can communicate to consumers about what they’re offering, Gardner said. The duo met while working together with software security at NIU. Gardner is working toward a master’s degree in computer science and a certificate in mobile app development. Morosanu

Dealyhoo: “That’s the beautiful part about it,” he said. “We’re reaching these people on their time when they want to hear it. They’re going to be in a pleasant mood.” The duo also is working

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took courses at NIU. Morosanu, who now lives in Austin, Texas, and is trying to bring Dealyhoo there, said the app is helping local businesses. There are thousands of businesses signed up with Dealyhoo, Morosanu said, with about 20 businesses actively using the app. Some local businesses include Giordano’s in Sycamore and Pita Pete’s in DeKalb. The number of people downloading the app changes daily, with 382 users as of Thursday, Morosanu said.

“So far, the reception has been really well,” Morosanu said. “We put together a package that is unique. People are surprised at how many things our software can do.” Here’s how Dealyhoo works: Businesses can sign up for free and begin to post special events and offers using a dashboard system called the fanbase. Users receive updates on the businesses they show interest in whenever they want, which means users can personalize when they receive updates rather than be interrupted by constant updates, Gardner said.

he works on the engineering aspect of the business. He said he’s not worried about working halfway across the country with Gardner, his business partner. “We’re living in an age where proximity isn’t always the biggest factor,” Morosanu said. “We can always get a hold of each other regardless of where we are.”

on an updated version of the app that will allow users to view and rate each item on a restaurant’s menu, and merchants will be able to send users emails and text messages about special deals. The next version of Dealyhoo will be available in about a month and a half, Morosanu said. Morosanu is in the process of hiring a sales team while

Chicago Fed economist to present 2014 outlook William “Bill” Strauss will outline economic projections for 2014 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.’s annual Economic Outlook Luncheon. The senior economist and economic adviser for the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank will deliver his presentation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture in Sycamore. Business and community leaders have indicated that they value Strauss’ input and perspective as they define and execute business plans for the coming year. Reservations are required as the event has sold out in past years. Strauss is responsible for analyzing the Midwest economy, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He produces the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index and organizes the bank’s economic outlook symposium and automotive outlook symposium. A year ago, Strauss expected the U.S. economy to expand at a pace around trend, employment to rise moderately and

DCEDC VIEW Paul Borek unemployment to edge lower. He also projected inflation to be relatively contained because of slack in the economy and manufacturing output to be around trend. While the economy has been growing, Strauss indicated that the growth has not been impressive and businesses have not been feeling the pressure to expand. He did note that there were signs that banks and financial institutions were more willing to lend money and businesses and people were more willing to borrow. While employment growth has been positive, Strauss stated that its pace has been too slow to recover all the jobs lost during the recession. On the positive side, Strauss indicated that oil prices were lower than 30 years ago when adjusted for inflation. He also noted that increased U.S. natural gas production made possible by hydraulic frac-

turing will generate positive economic activity. According to the most recent Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index in October, Midwest manufacturing output increased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted level of 97.4 (where 2007-level production is equivalent to 100). The manufacturing economy underpins a significant portion of the DeKalb County economy. Over the past three years, more than 20 manufacturers have expanded within or relocated to DeKalb County. To support expansion and attract new industry, DCEDC has collaborated with businesses and educators to promote industrial career development through the DeKalb Ogle County Workforce Development Consortium. To hear Bill Strauss’ Economic Outlook presentation and network with business and community leaders, register for DCEDC’s 2014 Economic Outlook Luncheon online at

• Paul Borek is executive director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.

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Matya named chair of health system board DeKALB – Thomas Matya of DeKalb was elected chairman of the KishHealth System Board of Directors on Nov. 27, succeeding Michael Larson, who served as chairman for two years. Larson, former owner of Elmer Larson Inc., has served on the health system board of directors for 11 years and will continue to serve on the board. Matya is the vice president of development for Zea Mays Holdings LLC of Sycamore. He holds degrees in both education and economics from the University of Nebraska. He has served on the health system board since November 2006, holding the position of vice chairman for the past two years. Before Zea Mays, Matya worked at DeKalb Genetics Corp. for 20 years. Marc Strauss of DeKalb is newly elected to the board. Other members are Thomas Choice, second vice chairman; Michael Cullen; Terry Duffy; Dr. Photine Liakos; Mary Lynn McArtor; John Moulton, vice chair; Dr. Jagdish Patel; Leonetta Rizzi; and Promod Vohra.

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VIVIAN BRIGHT Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb Born in Oak Park IL, Vivian then moved with her family to New Jersey where she was lucky to spend her childhood on the Jersey boardwalk and beaches. At age 12, her parents and siblings moved back to the Midwest living most of her “growing up years” in the Schaumburg area. As her journey continued westward, Vivian settled in a wonderful 110 year home in Ogle County. Vivian began working at age 15 testing the waters in many different fields and finally found her home at the Centre for Professional Education in St. Charles IL. At the Centre is where she learned to be a true leader and team player - the meaning of work hard - play hard. The halls of the Centre were filled with inspiration. She knew she was part of a special company. She loved every minute and would return in a heart beat if that organization existed today. Vivian set out on the beginning of the 2nd leg of her journey and recently joined an equally rewarding organization, the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb. At the Housing Authority, Vivian is learning the true meaning of giving and listening with an open heart. With her free time you could find Vivian working with stained glass, gardening, “do it yourself” projects, or supporting local bands, especially Rat Baxter. “I have a great life!”


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Double dip pension plans need to stop

Christmastime and the family structure Christmastime is an occasion for families to come together. But the family is not what it used to be, as my former American Enterprise Institute colleague Nick Schulz argues in his short AEI book “Home Economics: The Consequences of Changing Family Structure.” It’s a subject that many people are uncomfortable with. “Everyone either is or knows and has a deep personal connection to someone who is divorced, cohabiting, or gay,” Schulz writes. “Great numbers of people simply want to avoid awkward talk of what are seen as primarily personal issues or issues of individual morality.” Nonetheless, it is an uncomfortable truth that children of divorce and children with unmarried parents tend to do much worse in life than children of two-parent families. (I’ll leave aside the sensitive issue of children of same-sex marriages, since these haven’t existed in a nonstigmatized atmosphere long enough to produce measurable results.) Growing up outside a two-parent family means not just lower incomes and less social mobility, Schulz argues. It also reduces human capital – “the knowledge, education, habits, willpower – all the internal stuff that is largely intangible a person has that helps produce an income.” While children are born with certain innate capacities, those capacities can be broadened or narrowed by their upbringing. The numbers indicate that single or divorced parents are unable, on average, to broaden those capacities as much as married parents can. These differences have sharp implications for upward mobility. Schulz points

VIEWS Michael Barone to an Economic Mobility Project analysis showing that, among children who start off in the bottom third of the income distribution, only 26 percent with divorced parents move up, compared to 42 percent born to unmarried mothers (who may marry later, of course) and 50 percent who grow up with two married parents. All this matters more than it used to because two-parent families are much more uncommon than they used to be. In 1960 about three-fourths of Americans 18 and older were married. In 2011, less than half were. One reason is that people are getting married later in life. Back in 1959, one of the last years of the Baby Boom, most American women got married before they turned 21. In the past half-century, the age of first marriage has crept upward. In 1970, only 11 percent of men and 7 percent of women age 30 to 34 had never been married. In 2008, the corresponding figures were 37 percent of men and 28 percent of women. Many see increased divorce as the explanation for this change. True, divorce rates spiked upward in the 1970s. But they peaked in the 1980s. Most of the change represents people not getting married at all. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then-assistant labor secretary, won fame – and vicious criticism – for his report lamenting that 24 percent of black births were to unmarried mothers. By 2009, that rate had risen to 72 percent – and the rate of

unmarried births to all American mothers was 41 percent. These changes have not affected all social classes uniformly. In his 2012 book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 19602010,” my AEI colleague Charles Murray showed that rates of divorce and single parenthood among college-educated whites, after increasing in the 1970s, are almost down to 1960s levels. But among low-education, low-income whites, blacks and Hispanics, family disintegration has become the norm. Will these trends go on forever? Not necessarily. Schulz looks back to the 1950s, years of unusually high marriage rates. Go back further, to the years around 1900, and Americans were marrying later and larger percentages than today never married at all. Increasing affluence and changing mores reinforced by universal media such as movies and television helped produce the midcentury America with well-nigh universal married parenthood. People learn from experience. In surveys, children of divorce express disapproval of divorce – and the decline in divorce rates since the 1980s suggests they divorce less often than their parents’ generation. So it’s at least possible that those most familiar with the ill effects of family disintegration will choose in their own lives to take a different course.

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


Time to evict big-time sports from college campuses By ALAN LEVINOVITZ HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison University, my current employer, recently commissioned an “overall strategic plan” for its athletics program. Revealed to the public in an admirable gesture of institutional transparency, the plan claims that JMU is “well-positioned” for a transition to the highest level of college sports, the Football Bowl Subdivision. Although administrators are open to the idea of moving on up, the James Madison faculty, myself included, is substantially less enthused. Why do the vast majority of us oppose the move? First, we worry about the numbers. There is no question that Football Bowl programs are risky investments and that they’re correlated with disproportionately high levels of institutional athletics funding. There’s also widespread concern about endorsing a financial scheme dependent on unpaid labor for its solvency, labor that may one day be declared illegal. And yes, longtime professors who saw their salaries frozen for five years are viscerally upset by a plan that suggests hiking student fees to fund a major investment in our football program. Yet the financial cost of college football is nothing compared with its cost to our integrity. Are some people such addicts that they will continue to rationalize the exploitation of workers on whose battered bodies their beloved entertainment industry is built? So be it. But I will not stand by as the engineers and patrons of this system pervert my religion and desecrate its churches.

I see my job as both a career and a devotion. Max Weber, the founder of modern social science, referred to scholarship as “a vocation,” evoking the traditional sense of a divine calling to serve in the priesthood. The earliest universities descended from religious schools, and it was only in the 19th century that Harvard, America’s first university, changed its motto from “Truth for Christ and Church” to “Truth.” That simple motto still represents the mission of higher education, the core of our academic faith. Professors puzzle over ancient languages, map the stars, and grade endless assignments not because “those who can’t do, teach,” but because we are devoted to truth and feel a duty to profess it. We think – we know – that our vocation has always been, and will continue to be, an essential element of any healthy society. It is not my place to criticize the status of athletics in America. On that, our nation has already made a near unanimous decision. As Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel puts it in his book “What Money Can’t Buy”: “From Yankee Stadium in New York to Candlestick Park in San Francisco, sports stadiums are the cathedrals of our civil religion, public spaces that gather people from different walks of life in rituals of loss and hope, profanity and prayer.” But these cathedrals should not be the crown jewels of college campuses, and athletes should not be our evangelists. It’s true that academia and sports complement each other – Plato himself was an excellent wrestler. Yet Plato would surely be appalled, as we should be, to hear that University of California-Berkeley pays its Nobel laureate

in physics one-tenth the salary of its football coach, or that some institutional athletics subsidies can reach 1.5 times the total library budget. These figures represent and legitimize a profound disorder of values. As I contemplate the recently renovated $62 million stadium on my own campus, it strikes me that a traditional religion once compromised its morals to pay for fancy cathedrals. Originally a minor aspect of Catholicism, indulgences took off when they were monetized effectively. Despite limits placed by the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215, churches continued to bleed funds from the faithful in exchange for promises of salvation. The issue came to a head in 1517 when Pope Leo X sold indulgences to finance renovations of St. Peter’s Basilica. Scandalized, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg and started the Protestant Reformation. It is time for our own reformation. Students and parents: Choose schools based on the educational experiences they offer, not the ranking of their teams. Alumni: Donate because your school taught you something, not because it wins games. Faculty, administrators and presidents: Don’t let your fear of being martyred stop you from speaking out publicly against big-money college sports. If higher education in America wants to preserve its integrity, we have no choice but to demand together: Get your stadiums out of our churches.

• Alan Levinovitz is an assistant professor of Chinese philosophy and religion at James Madison University. Visit his website or follow him on Twitter.

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While the Illinois Legislature finally took a half-hearted swing at pension reform, no one who’s paying much attention believes the crisis is resolved. Although there have been some tweaks, including a pension salary cap just shy of $110,000 that most taxpayers would equate with winning a major lottery, there are still problems with pensions, which are often too generous to expect Illinois taxpayers to sustain. One pension issue that remains very common in Illinois is the matter of double-dipping. It’s particularly common for higher-ranking police officers and some school administrators. Because their retirement systems allow them to become fully vested in their pension system – often at the ripe, old age of 50 – former police chiefs or For the record school superintendents take identical or similar While employees have jobs in other departments earned their pensions, they or school districts. should only be allowed to The practice is so comaccess them once they’ve mon, particularly among retired – not while they’re police chiefs, one barely collecting a new salary and bats an eye when the next accruing a second pension. chief comes into town, where he will often collect a six-figure salary while collecting a six-figure – or close to it – pension from his previous employer. We don’t begrudge the individuals who take advantage of this system. It’s set up quite nicely for them. From the hiring municipality or school district point of view, they’re getting an experienced manager who’s still young enough to do the job, and they aren’t on the hook for the previous pension anyway. The other bonus is that after about five years or so, the double-dipping public employee often accrues a new partial pension from his new employer. To use a popular street cliché: Don’t hate the player. Hate the game. Meanwhile, municipal budgets are getting hammered by pension burdens. Pensions are designed to be retirement accounts. While employees have earned their pensions, they should only be allowed to access them once they’ve retired – not while they’re collecting a new salary and accruing a second pension. This is another pension matter that legislators should be addressing.


‘Haters’ want members of Congress to work Journalist Michael Kinsley once defined a political gaffe as when someone “accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his or her head.” In other words, a gaffe is when a political player accidentally tells the truth. This appears to be what happened in a recent Washington Post story. Tens of millions of Americans disapprove of the way both Republicans and Democrats in Congress are doing their jobs. According to the hometown paper for America’s political class, this makes them “Haters.” You read that right. According to the Post’s view of the world, there are now three teams in American politics: those who approve of Democrats, those who approve of Republicans and the Haters. This is how the paper officially labeled people unhappy with either party, even as it notes that they’re a “significant and growing share of the electorate.” This wasn’t just a casual reference by a lazy journalist. Not only did the paper of the political elite produce tables and graphics with the “Haters” label; they wrote an entire article about how “Haters Gonna Hate.” It’s hard to find anybody who would disagree with the group’s perspective of Congress. We’re talking about a Congress that can’t produce a budget, but did produce an unworkable health care law. Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress think it’s OK for the National Security Agency to read our emails and listen to our phone calls. Both parties are comfortable with crony capitalism and happy to steer sweetheart deals to their friends and allies. Even worse, election practices that protect incumbents mean that 90 percent of us have absolutely no say who “represents” us in Congress. We are simply assigned to a congressman or woman who cares little about what we think. Given those realities, people who disapprove of both parties in Congress might best be described as realistic or pragmatic. Those of us who disapprove of both parties in Congress are simply waiting for Congress to do something worthy of our approval. Boston Herald

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A storm system will bring periods of snow late in the afternoon. This will continue overnight and into New Year’s Day. A winter weather advisory is in efect through 10 a.m. Wednesday, with 3-6 inches expected. Snow will linger early on New Year’s Day, but will quickly move out. Another blast of cold air will arrive Thursday and Friday with more sub-zero temperatures Friday.



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DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 20° Low ............................................................... -4° Normal high ............................................. 29° Normal low ............................................... 14° Record high .............................. 48° in 2006 Record low ................................. -9° in 1983

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.00” Month to date ....................................... 0.95” Normal month to date ....................... 2.10” Year to date ......................................... 33.81” Normal year to date ......................... 36.93”

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Lake Geneva 10/5

The higher the UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.


Rockford 12/8

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 12/10


During a blizzard must snow be falling from the sky?

Joliet 17/13

La Salle 17/14

Evanston 15/13 Chicago 16/12

Aurora 12/9


Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Waukegan 12/8

Arlington Heights 14/11

DeKalb 12/9

Main ofender ................................................... N.A.

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Kaneland wrestler Dane Goodenough (right) just didn’t give up. This and more in this week’s prep wrestling insider. PAGE B3

SECTION B Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson •



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‘A good team effort’

5 NFL coaches have already been fired It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz (above), Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job. Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins and was 24-40. Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings to compile an 18-33-1 mark, and Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons, finishing 29-52. Schiano only had two years with the Buccaneers, going 1121. He had three years and $9 million left on his contract. Tampa Bay also fired general manager Mark Dominik. “It’s tough for the players to see your coaches go. You never want to see anybody get fired,” the Bucs’ defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. “Me personally, I haven’t had any, consistently, in my career. Third head coach, going on my fifth year and three head coaches. Add up everybody, it’ll be six D-line coaches.” One coach allegedly on the hot seat was retained: Rex Ryan, who has one more year on his contract, is staying with the New York Jets after a surprising 8-8 record in his fifth season at the helm. Frazier took over for Brad Childress in Minnesota for the final six games of 2010. He got the Vikings to the playoffs as a wild card last season, riding an MVP year from running back Adrian Peterson. – Wire report

8WHAT TO WATCH College football Chick-fil-A Bowl, Duke vs. Texas A&M, at Atlanta, 7 p.m., ESPN ATLANTA – Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said Johnny Manziel surprised observers with his quiet demeanor this season after a series of offseason distractions. Sumlin said proof of Manziel’s growth also came on the field as he led No. 20 Texas A&M to a spot in tonight’s Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 22 Duke. The bowl game could be Manziel’s college farewell. Many expect the third-year sophomore to enter the NFL draft, although he said this week he is “nowhere close” to a decision. – The Associated Press • For the rest of the TV schedule, see page B2.

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Cogs fall short in last game at tourney By ANTHONY ZILIS

Photos by Rob Winner –

Indian Creek’s Noah Holm looks to the basket before putting up a shot during the third quarter Monday of the Plano Christmas Classic game against Hinckley-Big Rock. The Timberwolves defeated the Royals, 61-37. BELOW: Indian Creek’s Garrett Post (center) attempts a shot while being defended by Hinckley-Big Rock’s Jason Bohannon (left) and fouled by Tyler Runge during the third quarter in Plano. Post made his free throw to complete a three-point play.

T’wolves bench produces, leads to blowout win By ANTHONY ZILIS PLANO – The Indian Creek boys basketball team’s start to the season certainly hasn’t been ideal after the Timberwolves entered the season with high expectations. Coach Joe Piekarz has seen his team show spurts of being a quality team during a frustrating start to the year. However, on Monday the T’wolves showed they have what it takes to be dominant in a 6137 win over Hinckley-Big Rock in the 19th place game of the Plano Christmas Classic, even with one of their key players on the bench with foul trouble. “I thought we had good effort tonight,” Piekarz said. “It was good team effort. Everyone did their part, whether it

was scoring, defense or coming in off the bench, I thought we did a really nice job of having a good team win tonight.” The Royals actually took an early, 5-0, lead after Tyler Runge scored a layup and Eric

Phillips drained a stepback 3. But the T’wolves went on a 13-0 run that stretched four minutes between the first and second quarters, including four points by Garrett Post, putting Indian Creek up 20-8.

The T’wolves (5-7) led, 29-13 at the half, and even though 6-foot-9 center Garrison Govig was reduced to playing only 12 minutes because of foul trouble, H-BR (4-9) was never able to cut the lead to less than nine. “We just started to mesh better,” Indian Creek senior Noah Holm said. “The first half, when we first started, we weren’t all there, but we were just getting the motions going. … We still have a long way to go, but we’re going to get there.” Seven players made multiple shots for the T’wolves, including Holm, who led the team with 14, and Nick Baldwin, who also chipped in with 10.

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Knights cap run with win over Dukes By JAKE POWERS PLANO – After dropping the first game of the Plano Christmas Classic, the Kaneland boys basketball team won three in a row, concluding with a 47-40 win Monday afternoon over Dixon. The victory earned the

Knights a ninth-place finish in the tournament. Although Kaneland (7-3) played the majority of its games in the consolation bracket, coach Brian Johnson was pleased with how his team finished the tournament. “Any time you can leave a tournament 3-1, you feel pretty happy about it,” Johnson

said. After a slow-paced first half that ended with the Knights up, 20-17, Kaneland picked up the tempo. It started the third quarter in a full-court trap that did not allow Dixon (122) to settle in to its half-court offense.

See KNIGHTS, page B3

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PLANO – The would-be, game-winning, half-court shot of Monday’s Plano Christmas Classic 13thplace game looked good to Genoa-Kingston point guard Tommy Lucca as it left his hands, arcing toward the center of the backboard as the clock expired. But the shot hit the front of the rim and bounced out, and the Cogs lost to Plano, 54-53, continuing a shooting slump that lasted all week for G-K, which went 1-3 at the 24-team invite. “The last shot that we got, that’s a perfect example of how the week has gone for us,” G-K coach Corey Jenkins said. “We just weren’t making shots.” A few weeks ago, Lucca took a last-ditch, game-winning shot and sank it to beat Burlington Central, a significant program win over a conference rival they hadn’t beaten in years, putting G-K’s record at 8-1 entering the holiday tournament. But the Cogs’ momentum stalled in Plano, where they lost to Aurora Christian and Kaneland before narrowly beating Forreston. “We felt good coming into it,” Lucca said. “We were 8-1, now we’re 9-4, so it’s a bit of a slump, but one win can change that. … Decision-making definitely has to be better on my part. We haven’t been real solid with our turnover count.” G-K struggled from the field early, succumbing to a 13-2 run midway through the first half, and the Reapers (7-6) led, 26-11. “We didn’t play very good defense,” senior Eli Thurlby said. “Talking on defense, definitely [was an issue early].” But the Cogs battled back, like they did against Forreston. G-K (9-4) closed out the first half on an 8-0 run behind four points from Griffin McNeal and two assists from Lucca to bring the Cogs within striking distance at, 28-21, and Lucca and Colin Broderick each hit two 3s in the third quarter to cut the Plano lead to 40-38 heading into the fourth. Behind six fourth-quarter points from Lucca, who finished with a game-high 21, the Cogs tied the game at 46, but they never led.

See COGS, page B3


Time ticking as Super Bowl Bears become scarce LAKE FOREST – Six years, 10 months, 27 days. Perhaps you prefer to break it down by hours: 60,528. Or minutes: 3,631,680. Or seconds: 217,900,800. That’s how much time has passed since the Bears marched all the way to Super Bowl XLI. Since then, every season except for one has ended just like it did Monday, with somber players cleaning out their lockers before the start of the playoffs. For most of us, six years represents an extended blink on the scale of time. In the NFL, it’s an eternity. As of now, a half-dozen Bears players remain from

BEARS INSIDER Tom Musick the 2006 Super Bowl squad: Lance Briggs, Roberto Garza, Devin Hester, Charles Tillman, Robbie Gould and Patrick Mannelly. A few months from now, how many will remain? Two? Maybe three? That thought kept resurfacing as the Bears filed into the locker room Monday at Halas Hall before parting ways for a long winter. Players packed boxes with personal items, tossed old shoes into

a bin, and signed out with the equipment manager. It’s become a common scene as other teams prepare for promise-filled playoff runs. Yes, the Bears won a playoff game in 2010, but their offseason has started early in six of the past seven seasons as they have failed to reach the postseason. Time is ticking fast. Most of the Super Bowl alums might soon be gone. Take Garza, the veteran guard-turned-center who will turn 35 in March. His contract is up, and it’s possible that the Bears will look to sign a younger player.

See MUSICK, page B2

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Bears linebacker Lance Briggs walks off the field Sunday at Soldier Field after the Bears’ 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Briggs is one of six Bears who was on the 2006 Super Bowl roster.


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8PREP SCHEDULE THURSDAY Boys Bowling Sycamore at Ottawa, 4 p.m.

FRIDAY Girls Basketball Genoa-Kingston at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Newark at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7 p.m. Wrestling Sycamore at Harvard’s double dual meet, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY Boys Basketball Kaneland vs. Geneva at United Center, 2 p.m. Marengo at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Indian Creek at Woodstock, 1:15 p.m. Rockford Boylan at DeKalb, 2:30 p.m.

8WHAT TO WATCH College football AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Arizona vs. Boston College, at Shreveport, La., 11:30 a.m., ESPN Sun Bowl, Virginia Tech vs. UCLA, at El Paso, Texas, 1 p.m., CBS Liberty Bowl, Rice vs. Mississippi St., at Memphis, Tenn., 3 p.m., ESPN Hockey World Junior Championships: U.S. men’s vs. Canada, in Malmo, Sweden, 10:30 a.m., NHLN Men’s college basketball St. John’s at Xavier, 11 a.m., FS1 Ohio St. at Purdue, noon, ESPN2 Duke at Elon, noon, ESPNU Seton Hall at Providence, 1:30 p.m., FS1 Indiana at Illinois, 2 p.m., ESPN2 Eastern Michigan at Syracuse, 2 p.m., ESPNU Michigan State at Penn State, 4 p.m., BTN Louisville at UCF, 4 p.m., ESPN2 UNC-Wilmington at North Carolina, 4 p.m., ESPNU DePaul at Georgetown, 4 p.m., FS1 Nebraska at Iowa, 6 p.m., BTN Memphis at South Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Villanova at Butler, 6:30 p.m., FS1 UConn at Houston, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Marquette at Creighton, 9 p.m., FS1 Pro basketball Toronto at Bulls, 7 p.m., CSN Winter sports Olympic trials, speed skating: men’s and women’s 1500 long track, at Kearns, Utah, 5 p.m., NBCSN

8SPORTS SHORTS Tyler Argue takes eighth at Midlands Championships Northern Illinois junior wrestler Tyler Argue finished in eighth place at 141 pounds Monday at the Midlands Championships in Evanston. Argue is the first Huskie to place at the Midlands since 2010. He clinched a spot in the top eight when he scored an 11-3 major decision against George Mason’s Sahid Kargbo. After the win, though, he suffered a pair of defeats to finish eighth. The only other Huskie competing on the second day of the tournament was sophomore Andrew Morse at 157 pounds. After a 3-1 record Sunday, Morse was eliminated after a pin by Columbia’ Chad Ryan early in the third period.

Doctors give no prognosis for Michael Schumacher GRENOBLE, France – Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps. Schumacher has been placed in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation. – Staff, wire reports

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Raanta, Saad lead Hawks past Kings

Sunday San Diego at Cincinnati, 12:05 p.m., CBS San Francisco at Green Bay, 3:40 p.m., Fox

The ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Antti Raanta made 26 saves in his first NHL shutout, and Brandon Saad scored as the Blackhawks beat Los Angeles, 1-0, on Monday night and sent the Kings to their first three-game losing streak in a year. With Hawks No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford nearing a return from a lower-body injury, Raanta improved to 10-1-3 while bouncing back from one of his worst performances. He allowed two late goals in the Hawks’ 6-5 shootout loss at St. Louis on Saturday. Saad netted the only goal in this one in the first period. The Hawks, which lead the NHL with 158 goals, played its lowest-scoring game since a 2-1 shootout win at Dallas on Nov. 29. Los Angeles’ Martin Jones made 29 saves in his second straight loss after beginning his career with eight consecutive wins, tying the NHL record. The Kings, who have yielded a league-low 80 goals, played a tough, physical game after losses to Dallas and Nashville. But they are on their first three-game slide since dropping the opening three games of last season in January. Hawks forward Patrick Kane had a career-best point streak snapped at 14 games. He had eight goals and 17 assists in the surge. Last season’s Western Conference finalists faced off for the second time this sea-

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 3:35 p.m. Fox Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Kansas City at New England, 7:15 p.m., CBS Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m., Fox Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 3:40 p.m., CBS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 2 p.m., CBS NFC, 5:30 p.m., Fox PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu 6:30 p.m., NBC

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Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) as Matt Greene (2), Mike Richards (10) and Bryan Bickell (29) approach the net during the first period Monday at the United Center. son. The Hawks scored three first-period goals, and Raanta made 21 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Kings on Dec. 15. Raanta lost his shutout chance in that one when Kings defenseman Alec Martinez scored with 3:54 remaining. This time, he finished the job. Raanta faced his biggest test in the second period when Dustin Brown made a strong charge to the net. The 24-yearold Finn turned away the rush by the Kings captain, and then stopped him again when he was awarded a penalty shot. Anze Kopitar also had a chance in front of the Hawks’ net with 2 minutes to go, but Raanta was there when the center tried to stuff the puck

into the net. The Kings had a couple of chances to stop the Hawks’ scoring chance that produced the only goal. Bryan Bickell’s pass to Saad went off the stick of Los Angeles defenseman Matt Greene, and Mike Richards had an opportunity to knock away the puck before Saad flipped it in at 7:05 for his 14th goal. The Hawks appeared to have a second goal in the third, but Andrew Shaw’s tip-in was waved off because his stick was above his shoulders.

Butler scores 26 as Bulls beat Grizzlies: At Memphis, Tenn., Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 26 points in the third quarter, Carlos Boozer added 21 points

and 10 rebounds, and the Bulls defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 95-91, on Monday night. Butler shot 6 for 10 from the field, including 2 of 3 on 3-pointers, and 12 of 14 at the foul line in a team-high 41 minutes. The Bulls were 6 for 15 from 3-point range. D.J. Augustin had 10 points off the bench for the Bulls, including eight in the fourth period as Memphis tried to make a late run. Mike Conley finished with 26 points, nine assists, six rebounds and six steals to lead the Grizzlies. James Johnson scored 13 points, all in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:10 left.

Cyclones thriving behind senior transfer Kane The Associated Press AMES, Iowa – Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has a knack for identifying unique talent and building teams around it. Hoiberg landed one of nation’s most unorthodox point guards this offseason in senior transfer DeAndre Kane, who has proven to be a perfect fit for the unbeaten Cyclones. Kane has played like a star

in his lone season for No. 13 Iowa State (11-0), which is off to its best start in school history heading into today’s nonconference finale against Northern Illinois (5-5). Kane, a 6-foot-4 native of Pittsburgh, is second among Big 12 players with 5.5 assists a game and 11th in scoring at 14.9 points a game. But Kane also is eighth in the league in rebounding (7.5), and he, UCLA’s Kyle Anderson and Utah’s Delon Wright are the only players

averaging at least 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists a game. “He’s fast. He’s crafty. He’s quick. He’s got great size for a point guard, and he can play off the ball as well. But the biggest thing with DeAndre is you can put him in spots to use his playmaking skills if you space the floor properly,” Hoiberg said. It’s not much of a shock to see Kane become a key piece for the Cyclones after he averaged 15.1 points and seven as-

sists for Marshall a year ago. What’s been surprising is how easy Kane has made it look so far. “Whenever you can have a guy like that can take some weight off your shoulders and perform tremendously in big games, that’s huge for us,” Georges Niang said. “In the [Diamond Head Classic] championship game in Hawaii, he willed us to win. He wasn’t going to lose. It’s great having a guy like him, adding another leader to the team.”


Players heading to free agency defend Tucker By KEVIN FISHBAIN LAKE FOREST – Bears players didn’t throw safety Chris Conte under the bus after Sunday’s loss, and they wouldn’t put blame on defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, either, when cleaning out their lockers Monday. “I think he’s a great coach. I think he did an excellent job,” said Shea McClellin. “You know, just a few things fell out of place. It was unfortunate. But overall, I think he’s a great coach. I learned a lot from him.” In his first year as the Bears’ defensive coordinator, Tucker watched several starters go down with season-ending injuries, and the Bears had the

worst defense in team history. Coach Marc Trestman has defended Tucker, and he will address the media along with general manager Phil Emery on Thursday. If there are any changes to the staff, we’ll learn more at that news conference. Players know better than to criticize a coach, but there are clever ways to respond to questions, such as backhanded compliments, but we didn’t hear that Monday, even from players who are entering free agency and may not be back with this Bears defense, so they would have less to lose when discussing Tucker. “I thought Mel did an exceptional job,” said cornerback Charles Tillman, who spent the previous nine years with

Lovie Smith. “We had a lot of injuries on defense. I don’t think anyone got hurt on offense. I think he did a really good job despite all the injuries we had.” Safety Major Wright had a tough season and could be looking elsewhere for a new contract, but he also said criticism of Tucker was not fair. “I don’t think it is because at the end of the day, people have to do their jobs and fess up to being the player that they’re supposed to be,” he said. “I think he’s going to take the majority of the criticism, but I think it’s within the defense. It’s all of us. If one goes down, we all go down.” Linebacker D.J. Williams was playing well in his first

season with the Bears before getting hurt. He is also set to test the free-agent market. “He didn’t really get to put out the defense on the field that he thought he was going to have,” Williams said. “But I felt he did a great job. It’s hard to go out there and compete with teams when you don’t have your guys out there. But I think he got the guys to rally around each other and give great effort.” Quick hits: The Bears will have the 14th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. … In addition to playing the NFC North, NFC South and AFC East in 2014, the Bears will play the 49ers in their new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and host the Cowboys.

Hester wants to retire as a Bear, return next year • MUSICK Continued from page B1 “I’m going to definitely want to come back,” Garza said. “I feel like I can still play.” Or take Tillman, the greatest cornerback in the 93year history of the franchise. Tillman has been a takeaway machine since he arrived in 2003, but he will turn 33 in March and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Could Tillman be wearing another jersey come next fall? “I have some options,” Tillman said. “I have some thoughts. I have some decisions that I have to make [about] what’s best for myself

SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m., Fox




WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday Kansas City at Indianapolis, 3:35 p.m., NBC New Orleans at Philadelphia, 7:10 p.m., NBC

and my family and my football career.” Or take Hester, the greatest kick returner in the history of the NFL. Hester will be a free agent and would like to return to the Bears, but how much financial flexibility might the team have for an aging player whose role is limited to special teams? “I really want to know right away,” said Hester, 31. “I am the type of guy, I don’t want to go through the whole offseason not knowing where I am going to be at. “I want to retire as a Bear. I put in too much hard work here and did a lot of things around here. I am pretty sure the fans want me back. So, who knows?”

Nobody knows. The same holds true for Mannelly, a precise but relatively pricey long snapper who will turn 39 in April. Equally murky is what the future holds for Briggs, 33, who never seemed to embrace the postLovie Smith, post-Brian Urlacher era this season. Briggs is under contract, but who’s to say the Bears won’t make some calls to test his market value? That leaves Gould, who re-signed with the Bears last week, as the lone bridge from the Super Bowl team who is certain to return. Amid so much uncertainty, Tillman and his fellow Super Bowl veterans are ready to accept whatever comes next in their football careers.

“I think I’m OK with it,” Tillman said. “I think it’s the first time in my life that I’ve had to make decisions like this. … “I’m not stressing. I’m not worried about it. Whatever happens is going to happen. Whatever happens is going to be for the good.” Whatever happens, the group seems to have no hard feelings. “It’s the start of something really special here,” Garza said. “And hopefully I continue to be a part of it.” • Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at and on Twitter @ tcmusick.

Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 24 5 .828 — Detroit 14 19 .424 12 Bulls 12 17 .414 12 Cleveland 10 20 .333 14½ Milwaukee 6 24 .200 18½ Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 13 15 .464 — Boston 13 17 .433 1 Brooklyn 10 20 .333 4 Philadelphia 9 21 .300 5 New York 9 21 .300 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 24 7 .774 — Atlanta 17 14 .548 7 Washington 14 14 .500 8½ Charlotte 14 18 .438 10½ Orlando 10 20 .333 13½

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 24 7 .774 — Houston 21 12 .636 4 Dallas 18 13 .581 6 New Orleans 14 15 .483 9 Memphis 13 17 .433 10½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 25 5 .833 — Portland 24 7 .774 1½ Minnesota 15 16 .484 10½ Denver 14 16 .467 11 Utah 10 24 .294 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 11 .656 — Phoenix 18 11 .621 1½ Golden State 19 13 .594 2 L.A. Lakers 13 18 .419 7½ Sacramento 9 20 .310 10½ Monday’s Results Bulls 95, Memphis 91 Washington 106, Detroit 99 Dallas 100, Minnesota 98 New Orleans 110, Portland 108 Utah 83, Charlotte 80 Miami 97, Denver 94 Phoenix at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Toronto at Bulls, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, noon Cleveland at Indiana, 2 p.m. Golden State at Orlando, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Dallas at Washington, 5 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 8 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Results Orlando 109, Atlanta 102 Golden State 108, Cleveland 104, OT Oklahoma City 117, Houston 86 San Antonio 112, Sacramento 104 Philadelphia 111, L.A. Lakers 104

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Blackhawks St. Louis Colorado Dallas Minnesota Winnipeg Nashville

GP 42 38 38 38 41 41 40

W 28 26 23 19 20 18 18

L 7 7 11 12 16 18 18

OT 7 5 4 7 5 5 4

Pts GF GA 63 158 115 57 137 92 50 109 97 45 112 111 45 96 107 41 111 121 40 95 119

Pacific Division Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver Phoenix Calgary Edmonton

GP 41 39 40 40 38 39 41

W 28 25 25 23 19 14 13

L OT 8 5 8 6 11 4 11 6 10 9 19 6 24 4

Pts GF GA 61 131 103 56 128 98 54 108 80 52 108 93 47 116 117 34 95 122 30 106 139

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 39 26 11 2 54 114 81 Tampa Bay 39 23 12 4 50 110 93 Montreal 40 23 14 3 49 99 89 Detroit 41 18 14 9 45 107 117 Toronto 41 20 16 5 45 115 118 Ottawa 42 17 18 7 41 118 135 Florida 40 15 20 5 35 95 128 Buffalo 39 11 24 4 26 71 110 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 41 29 11 1 59 130 94 Washington 40 20 15 5 45 122 119 Philadelphia 38 18 16 4 40 97 107 N.Y. Rangers 40 19 19 2 40 94 108 New Jersey 40 16 16 8 40 95 102 Columbus 39 17 18 4 38 106 112 Carolina 39 14 16 9 37 91 114 N.Y. Islanders 40 12 21 7 31 102 135

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss Monday’s Results Blackhawks 1, Los Angeles 0 Ottawa 3, Washington 1 Nashville 6, Detroit 4 Philadelphia at Vancouver (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, noon N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 4 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 6 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 7 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto vs. Detroit at Ann Arbor, Mich., noon Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Results Florida 4, Montreal 1 Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 3 St. Louis 3, Dallas 2, OT Toronto 5, Carolina 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 3 Vancouver 2, Calgary 0 N.Y. Islanders 5, Minnesota 4 Winnipeg 2, Colorado 1, OT San Jose 3, Anaheim 1


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Insider Sycamore impressive up in Wisconsin By JAMES NOKES

A closer look at the prep wrestling scene

SPOTLIGHT ON ... JUSTIN DIDDELL Senior, 285, Kaneland Being better on his feet led Diddell to a fifthplace finish at the 32-team Palatine Tournament. A field loaded with Class 3A teams offered the Knights good prep for the Class 2A postseason. Diddell got a taste of the state’s best with a loss to Hinsdale Central senior Brian Allen, who was 47-0 last year and won the Class 3A state title.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR Kaneland at Plano, noon, Saturday Kaneland coaches will be reunited. This summer former Kaneland wrestler and assistant coach Jeremy Kenny was set to take over the Knights program when Monty Jahns resigned. But the 171-pound state qualifier in 2004 who also was a walk-on wrestler at Northern Illinois instead took a position on the Plano staff. This winter Jahns is back in the Knights’ mat room and the former colleagues will be sitting in opposing chairs for the first time in their careers.

POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS 1. Kyle Akins (125) senior, Sycamore, 22-0 2. Tyler Barton (195) senior, Sycamore, 20-2 3. Alex Roach (285) senior, DeKalb, 16-2 4. Matt Macaras (152) senior, DeKalb, 16-4 5. Brenden McGee (120) sophomore, DeKalb, 12-4 6. Austin Parks (160) sophomore, Kaneland, 14-4 7. Austin Armstrong (170) senior, Sycamore, 14-1 8. Chris Malone (182) junior, Sycamore, 17-3 9. Justin Diddell (285) senior, Kaneland, 12-5 10. Dane Goodenough (138) senior, Kaneland, 15-7

Back-to-back trips to Wisconsin (Madison and Whitewater) for weekend tournaments provided Sycamore with competition against unfamiliar foes, a chance to bond as a team and plenty of matches for a lineup still gaining varsity level experience. “We had five guys one match away from placing last week,” Sycamore coach Alex Nelson said. “In only a two-week span, I like what I’ve seen in terms of improvement. We’ve just got to get over the hump. These tournaments are important to help prepare us for the conference and state tournaments.” Sycamore senior Kyle Akins (22-0) continues his undefeated roll through the regular season with tournament titles at both Badger State and Mid-States the past two weeks. Flavin run: DeKalb is tough to beat in the lighter weight classes. Jackson Montgomery (132), Ulises Jacobo (106), Brenden McGee (113) and Parker Stratton (120) all went 6-0 at the Don Flavin Invitational last week. The Barbs finished third as hosts of the team duals tournament and lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Naperville North, which offered little consolation for DeKalb coach Mike Pater. “We felt like we might have given away a title,” Pater said. “We are proud to have finished third, but a little disappointed to not have been first. It’s a tough tournament where

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DeKalb’s Parker Stratton sits atop and locks Kaneland’s Matthew Redman against the mat during the 126-pound match Dec. 13 in Maple Park. Stratton went 6-0 at the Don Flavin Invitational last weekend. each wrestler has to get through six matches. “So, we come out of the tournament a little beat up and tired. But it’s good when it comes

to helping us prep for what we hope will eventually be a run at the team state tournament, because it really mimics that atmosphere.”

Jahns left in awe after Goodenough’s performance Simple advice was all Dane Goodenough needed. The Kaneland senior trailed Glenbard East senior Zach Wende,13-4, at the end of the second period in a match to enter the medal round Saturday at the Berman Tournament at Fremd in Palatine. He was bound for a major decision or a technical fall and one less match in the 32-team tournament. Yet, when the third period started he launched into a barrage of moves that led to a result that left Kaneland coach Monty Jahns in awe.

VIEWS James Nokes “I told Dane to go out there and just hit his moves,” Jahns said. “It’s simple. He’s a grinder. He’s just got to keep grinding.” After he opened with a reversal, a fireman’s carry from the bottom position and a near fall that resulted in back points, Goodenough had shifted the momentum of the match. Another

reversal, a near fall and another turn had him within one point. Because he was trying to press the action, Goodenough earned a point when Wende was hit with a stalling penalty and the match went into overtime. Goodenough, who was 5-2 and finished in seventh place, pulled out a 15-13 win in the extra period and the unlikely victory that earned high praise. “It was one of the greatest comebacks I’ve ever seen,” said Jahns, who coached 2013 Class 2A 145 pound state champion Dan Gorress and was known as

a notorious grinder on the mat as well. “Dane just kept grinding and grinding. He’s the kind of wrestler that never quits.” There was playoff-like intensity. An urgency to advance to the next round. It was the kind of win that offered valuable experience and the type of dogged determination needed for postseason success. • James Nokes is a contributor to the Daily Chronicle. He can be reached via email at sports@

IC coach sees spurts of having ‘really good team’ Carlson leads Knights with 19 points against Dixon • EFFORT Continued from page B1 Stephen Muetze wasn’t one of those players, but Piekarz credited him with raising the team’s defensive intensity in the second quarter. Phillips scored a game-high 15 points, and Dutch Schneeman added eight points for the Royals, who finished 1-3 at the tournament after falling twice by large margins and losing to Sandwich in overtime.

“Today was a little frustrating, because I thought we came out in the first quarter and played really well, and we kind of shot ourselves in the foot in the second quarter,” H-BR coach Bill Sambrookes said. “We had two really good games against Lisle and Sandwich, and in two games, Newark and Indian Creek just kind of took it to us.” While H-BR returns only a few contributors from last year’s team, the T’wolves are loaded with talented se-

niors and returners. Finally, they’re starting to show that they may be able to reach their high ceiling. “To be 2-2 in this tournament, it’s such a great tournament, we’ll take that, but we definitely want more,” Piekarz said. “We see spurts of having a really good team, but we’re still trying to put things together. What we’re going to take from this is to try to be a little more consistent in what we do every single game.”

Cogs hoping to regain momentum in 2014 • COGS Continued from page B1 The Cogs had the ball with less than 10 seconds left and a chance to take the lead, but Lucca was called for a charge. The Cogs are suddenly in a slump, but with three sophomores – Lucca, Tommy Han-

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and we’ve got to grow up fast.” Jenkins said. “We talked about this week being a life lesson. Nothing in life is going to come easy. We’re going to have to work for what we want to accomplish this year. Hopefully, we know that now. … We came in 8-1, coming off of an emotional Burlington win, we need to find that fire again.”

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The trap caused a series of turnovers that led to easy points for the Knights. Forward John Pruett, who scored eight points in the third quarter, said the quicker pace played directly to the Knights’ strengths. “We like to get out and run,” Pruett said. “We feel like that’s when we’re at our best, just getting rebounds and going. Coach [Johnson] always says ‘Get the ball and go and try to score quickly.’ ” That is exactly what Pruett did. On Dixon’s first possession of the second half, the Knights’ full-court press forced a bad pass and Pruett was able grab the loose ball at half court and finish with an easy layup to spur an 8-3 Kaneland run. Senior Ty Carlson added six of his game-high 19 points in the third quarter to pad the Kaneland lead. All of Carlson’s third quarter points, with the exception of two free throws, came from inside the paint.










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Johnson said that the energy that Kaneland displayed in the third quarter was able to make up for the slow first half. “We need to push the pace up a little bit, try the fast break a little bit more,” Johnson said. “I thought the third quarter was probably the deciding factor of the game.” Kaneland entered the fourth quarter leading, 34-25. Dixon was able to slow down the Knights’ offensive attack in the quarter, but could not follow through with enough offense of their own. Dixon forward Isaiah Roby hit three 3-pointers in the final quarter, including a bucket to push the score to 4540 with 20 seconds left, but the run came too late for the Dukes. Johnson thought that the fourth quarter was the weakest that the Knights played. He said that his team must find a way to play complete games if they want to continue to improve. “We made our free throws down the stretch which was nice, but I felt the fourth quarter, we could have executed a

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Rest, heat and gentle exercises ease neck pain Dear Dr. K: I’m often bothered by neck pain. What can I do to manage the pain when it strikes? Dear Reader: Pain in the neck can be more than a pain in the neck. It can make things hard that are necessary or fun. It can interfere with a good night’s sleep. Like chronic pain anywhere in the body, neck pain can make a person grumpy, or worse. There are many different causes of neck pain. Probably the most common is arthritis of the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) in the neck. A few more serious conditions also can cause neck pain. Here are the symptoms that I ask patients about. I call them my “red flag” symp-

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff toms, because when they occur at the same time as neck pain, they could indicate a more serious condition: headache, shoulder pain, hip pain, sudden difficulty with vision, weakness in the arm or leg, loss of control of urine or bowel movement, recent injury to the neck, fever, chills, poor appetite and weight loss. My goals in treating a patient’s neck pain are to relieve pain, restore function and reduce the risk of reinjury. Here are some pain-relieving

strategies and exercises. You can use them to ease flare-ups and prevent recurrences: • Rest. When you first experience neck pain – particularly if the pain is severe or sharp – you will need to rest your neck. Doctors no longer recommend total or prolonged bed rest, but resting your neck strategically can help reduce pain and prevent further damage. First, avoid quick movements, positions that hurt and whatever activity caused the pain. Second, rest with your neck in a healthy position. Try this: Lie on your back, using a pillow under your knees to help your back relax. Support the curve of your neck from the base up-

ward, using a rolled-up towel or a cervical pillow specially designed to support the neck. Your doctor may recommend a cervical (neck) collar to help rest your neck muscles and protect damaged tissues from painful movements. Wear the collar only as necessary, removing it several times a day to exercise your neck. Using the collar continuously or for too long will limit your range of motion and may cause your neck muscles to weaken. • Cold and heat. Cold numbs pain and reduces swelling. When the pain first starts, wrap an ice pack in a cloth and apply it to your neck for 15 to 20 minutes every hour. After about six

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’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace full-time. To be honest, I never have considered this guy to be the “dating violence” type of guy. I would appreciate your assessment and advice regarding his behavior. – Kelly, Long Beach, Calif. Kelly: In the Liz Claiborne handbook, “Women’s Work,” dating violence is defined as “a pattern of violent behavior that someone uses against a girlfriend or boyfriend.” The handbook further explains that “Abuse can cause injury and even death, but

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it doesn’t have to be physical. It can take many forms, including threats, emotional abuse, insults, isolation from friends and family, name-calling and controlling what someone wears or with whom they socialize. It can also include sexual abuse. It can happen to anyone, at any age, no matter what their race, religion, level of education or economic background.” The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that more than 90 percent of all relationship abuse victims are female, and most abusers are male. The above handbook lists these 10 Warning Signs of Dating Violence that every girl, parent and friend should


be aware of: 1. She apologizes for his behavior and makes excuses for him. 2. She loses interest in activities that she used to enjoy. 3. She stops seeing friends and family members and becomes more and more isolated. 4. When she and her boyfriend are together, he calls her names and puts her down in front of other people. 5. He acts extremely jealous of others who pay attention to her, especially other guys. 6. He thinks, or tells your daughter, that you (her parents) don’t like him. 7. He controls her behavior, checking up on her con-

stantly, calling and paging her, demanding to know who she has been with. 8. She casually mentions his violent behavior, but laughs it off as a joke. 9. You see him violently lose his temper, striking or breaking objects. 10. She often has unexplained injuries or the explanations she offers don’t make sense. I believe your boyfriend has a serious flaw in his character, and it will remain a serious issue until he receives professional help. I believe your friend has given you good advice. Stop seeing this guy immediately!

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BRIDGE Phillip Alder

Lead the opponents at the bidding This week we are looking at the 2013 International Bridge Press Association awards. The Yeh Bros. Best Bid of the Year was given to Peter Bertheau from Sweden. The journalist prize went to Micke Melander from Sweden. Bertheau had the North hand, playing in the 2012 World Mind Sports Games (formerly World Team Olympiad) final against Poland in Lille, France. (This event took place too late for inclusion in that year’s awards.) South opened two hearts, which showed a six-card suit and 10-13 high-card points. West overcalled four diamonds, Leaping Michaels, indicating at least 5-5 in spades and diamonds. Bertheau now set out to try to buy the contract at any level. He responded only four hearts. East jumped to five spades to invite a slam, but West was not interested, having a weaker hand in high-card terms than normal for Leaping Michaels. Bertheau continued his plan with six hearts. And when East took a safety-bid with six spades (it seemed that both sides had a double fit), Bertheau moved on to seven hearts. Certain that this was a sacrifice, East doubled. But the contract was laydown for plus 2,470. At the other table, NorthSouth had a misunderstanding, eventually stopping in six hearts. East sacrificed in six spades, doubled and down one. This gave Sweden 20 international match points en route to the title. The Swedish Bridge Federation website called this “Bertheauvenly music.”


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DEKALB EAST SIDE 3BR lower off st. prkng, $550/mo + utilities and deposit, reference, cat OK 815-758-2872 DEKALB for Rent 3BR Apt upstaris $750 5 BD House $1100/mo. 815-739-4536 DeKalb. 1st Floor. 1BR. $525+ Location! Quiet Neighborhood. Adolph Miller RE 815-756-7845

GENOA 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX C/A, W/D, full basement, garage. Pets negotiable, $875/mo + sec. 815-751-1332 A/C, W/D hook-up, no pets. Available Jan 1st, $700/mo. 847-683-3442


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

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

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

230 McMillan Court Cortland, IL 60112


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

815-757-1907 CORTLAND ~ 2BR DUPLEX Bsmt, appl, W/D hook-up, garage. No pets/smkg, $800/mo + lease, deposit & ref. 815-758-6439

DeKalb Summit Enclave 2 lrg BR, 2 lrg BA, W/D, 2 car gar. $1100/mo + $1000 deposit. No pets/smoking 847-373-0602

DeKalb ~ The Knolls Sub. 3BR, 1.5BA, D/W, W//D, 1 car garage, $975/mo + 1st , last sec. Available Jan. 815-751-3806


1 bath, W/D, 1.5 car garage. Pets OK, $900/mo + security. 815-970-1321 DeKalb - 3Bd 2Ba House 2C Gar, Fireplace, Basement 204 Hollister, $1250/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

The judgment amount was at $174,191.48. For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679. I579012 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)



DEKALB 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Newly Remodeled Ranch. All appl, bsmt,1.5 car garage, $1150/mo + security. 815-751-2650

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

Beautiful 3BR, 2.5 BA End Unit Townhome, Full Basement, 2nd floor laundry, Private master bath w/walk-in closet. $1200/month.

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

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

Appl, W/D, $1000/mo + sec. 630-707-0466 SYCAMORE 3BR, FR, $995

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

$300 1st Month's Rent

Sycamore TH Like New 2BR

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



Cortland Estates

Sycamore - Luxury 2BR 2BA Condo Granite, SS, Fireplace, 2C Gar. Available NOW! 954 Arvle Circle Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Starting at $645


Becherer Farm, approx 80 acres. 76.6 tillable acres with 2 story farm house and ranch house. $1,725,600. 859-630-5920

DeKalb Newer 2BR on Cul-De-Sac Quiet neighborhood, all appl, W/D, walk-in-closets, no pets, $950/mo + 1st/last/sec. 815-739-4442

ally Defendants. 12 CH 571 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 03/14/2013, the Sheriff of Dekalb County will on 01/23/2014 at the hour of 1 p.m. at the Dekalb County Courthouse, Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT TWO HUNDRED FOUR (204) OF CHARLES STREET TOWNHOMES, UNIT 2, P.U.D., A RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 11 AND THE NORTH 61.4 FEET OF LOT 10 OF CORTLAND ESTATES UNIT ONE, IN PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED NOVEMBER 30, 2001 IN PLAT CABINET 9 AT SLIDE NO. 11-B, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001021181, ALL SITUATED IN THE TOWN OF CORTLAND, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 09-20-102-016 COMMON ADDRESS: 501 N. Charles St, Cortland, IL 60112 The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds.

Plano House Rental to Share For Working Lady. Private bath and kitchen privileges + parking. 630-234-0497

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

Stone Prairie 2BR, 2BA APT.

Sycamore. 1000 SF shop with 600 SF office. Full bath. Heat, A/C. 9 ft OH Door. $600/mo. J & A RE 815-970-0679


Deep, Deep Yard with this 3 Bedroom Home. Huge Garage. Estate Sale at $98,000


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

Washer & dryer, central air, fireplace, exercise center. Cat friendly. Private fishing. $765/mo.

FOR SALE – EASY LIVING Snow & Ice Removal All Done

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income restriction apply

Sycamore - 2BR 1BA Apt Avail Now Updated Kitch & Bath, W/D in bldg 1611 Maness Ct. $625/mo Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768


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

DeKalb 1 & 2BR Starting $540

Hillcrest Place Apts.

220 E. Hillcrest. 815-758-0600 DeKalb - 1BR Apt Avail NOW $500/mo, Includes heat & Internet. W/D in building, 831 Kimberly Call Pittsley Realty (815)756-7768

Waterman: efficiency apt., $450/mo., 1st, last, $150 dep., NO pets, 815-761-0308 Don't See What You're Looking For Today? Check Back Tomorrow! Never The Same Paper Twice! Daily Chronicle 877-264-2527

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, vs. Mark A. Rutkowski, Jr., Current Spouse or Civil Union Partner, if any, of Mark A. Rutkowski, Jr., Charles Street Townhome Association, Inc., Unknown Owners, Generally, and Non-Record Claimants,

RANCH TOWN HOME with Sun Room & Full Basement. Quality, Quality, Quality



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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ Page B7 PUBLIC NOTICE

62-A, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2003016093, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1255 PENNY LANE, DEKALB, IL 60115 and which said Mortgage was made by, JOHN WALKER AKA JOHN B WALKER; Mortgagor (s), to M.E.R.S., INC. AS NOMINEE FOR GATEWAY FUNDING DIVERSIFIED MORTGAGE SERVICES, LP Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2009013495; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before January 16, 2014, A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1316803 I578895 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Asset Backed Securities Corporation Home Equity Loan Trust, Series AEG 2006-HE1 Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series AEG 2006-HE1, Plaintiff, vs. Rodolfo Salinas a/k/a Rodolfo J. Salinas, Teresa Garcia, United Guaranty Residential Insurance Company of North CarolinaWineberry Of DeKalb Homeowners' Association, Wineberry Homeowners' Association, Unknown Owners, and Non-Record Generally, Claimants, Defendants. 13 CH 67 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause on 7/11/2013, the Sheriff of Dekalb County will on 1/23/2014 at the hour of 1 p.m. at the Dekalb County Courthouse, Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: LOT 2 OF HIDDEN GROVE, A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 106 IN WINEBERRY P.U.D., A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF LOTS E AND F OF THE GEORGE FLINN FARM PLAT IN SECTIONS 2 AND 3, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. P.I.N. 08-03-427-002 COMMON ADDRESS: 3482 White Oak Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 The improvement on the property consists of: single family residence. Sale terms: Ten percent (10%) of the purchase price due by cash or certified funds at the time of the sale and the balance due within (2) two business or the following Tuesday. The property offered for sale is subject to real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff and in "as is" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. The property will NOT be open for inspection. No refunds. The judgment amount was at $252,841.50. For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt, LLC, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312) 201-6679. I579013 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 17, 24 & 31, 2013.)


PUBLIC NOTICE LOOKING FOR DBE'S! Curran Contracting Company is seeking IDOT approved DBE subcontractors, suppliers, & trucking companies for the 01/17/2014 IDOT letting! Plans & Specs are available at or email estimating@ (815) 455-5100 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 30, 31, 2013, January 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE ASSUMED NAME PUBLICATION NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that on December 23, 2013 a certificate was filed in the Office of the County Clerk of DeKalb County, Illinois, setting forth the names and post office addresses of all of the persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as H.W.J. PROPERTIES located at 1127 S. Cross St. #7, Sycamore, IL 60178. Dated December 23, 2013 /s/ Douglas J. Johnson DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 24, 31, 2013 & January 7, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE Kingston Township Park District Treasurer's Annual Report Received and Distributed for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2013 STATE OF ILLINOIS COUNTY OF DEKALB TOWNSHIP OF KINGSTON I, Marty Dwyer, Treasurer of the Kingston Township Park District, County of Dekalb in the State of Illinois, being duly sworn, depose and state that the following statements by me subscribed, is a correct statement of the amount of funds on hand at the beginning of the fiscal year stated; the amount of funds received, the sources from which received; and a summary of the amount and purpose expended, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as set forth below; /s/ Marty Dwyer Marty Dwyer, Treasurer SUBSCRIBED and SWORN to before me on this 12 day of December, 2013. /s/ Jennifer Wong Notary Public Balance on Hand, April 1, 2012 RECEIPTS: Property Tax Interest Reimbursements Rentals TOTALS AVAILABLE Expenditures: Com Ed Frontier MCD Environmental Tobinson's IParks/IAPD Insurance Mikes Material Service INC Sure Payroll T&B Sealcoating Askeland Tree Service Dean Awe Lori Swanson Various Miscellaneous TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$ 53,303.29

Balance on Hand March 31, 2013

$ 68,384.12

$ 47,736.40 66.83 808.18 2,490.00 $104,404.70 1,282.23 1,347.68 1,549.48 2,047.57 4,172.21 1,000.00 1,020.76 1,326.60 1,200.00 9,600.00 2,400.00 9,074.05 $ 36,020.58

(Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 31, 2013.)

BEGINNING FUND BALANCE: 7/1/12 ADD: REVENUES LESS: EXPENSES ADD/LESS: OTHER FINANCING SOURCES OR USES ADD/LESS: OTHER CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE ENDING FUND BALANCE: 6/30/13 City of DeKalb Treasurer's Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013 General Fund: Revenues: Property Taxes 4,127,823; Sales & Use Taxes 12,056,313; Franchise & Utility Taxes 4,000,425; Licenses & Permits 641,854; Intergovernmental Revenues 4,650,712; Service Charges & Fees 1,578,082; Fines 678,941; Other Income 1,164,283; Transfers In 1,713,942; Expenses: 11th Street Express Printing 1,560; Afscme Council 31 11,764; Alexis Fire Equipment Company 8,423; Alfredo's Iron Works 14,523; Amalgamated Bank of Chicago 598,630; Andres Medical Billing Ltd 60,947; Aramark Uniform Service 2,808; Arcenio Cruz 18,031; Barbeck Communicatons 19,627; Barnaby 3,877; Baxter & Woodman 21,342; Ben Gordon Center 2,654; Blake Oil Company 27,461; Blane Canada Ltd 2,900; Bonnell Industries 27,166; Bound Tree Medical, Llc 7,297; Brad Manning Ford 17,342; Brown Traffic Products 24,149; C.S.R. Bobcat 8,877; Cambridge Investment Research 8,400; Catching Fluidpower 1,712; Cds Office Systems 2,980; Cdw Government 16,011; Chicago Title Insurance Co 150; City of DeKalb - Police Pension 268,099; City of DeKalb - Various Funds 54,147; City of DeKalb-Firemen's Pension 197,855; City of DeKalb-General Fund 4,510; City of DeKalb-Self-Funded Health 461,574; City of Sycamore 37,471; Clanton Tree Company 11,801; Clark Baird Smith Llp 32,377; Commonwealth Edison 14,279; Communication Revolving Fund 2,884; Community Coordinated Child Care 15,397; Complus Data Innovations 19,467; Conserv FS 118; Constellation 97,366; Copy All Service 27,493; Crescent Electric Supply Company 23,098; Curran Contracting Company 6,912; D. Ryan Tree & Landscape 84,371; Dcv Imports 7,000; DeKalb County Auto Parts 24,830; DeKalb County Collector 13,280; DeKalb County Economic Development 1,060; DeKalb County Government 709,944; DeKalb County Treasurer 57; DeKalb County YSB 27,342; DeKalb Lawn & Equipment Co. 1,822; DeKalb Mechanical 2,655; DeKalb Motor Company 2,304; DeKalb Public Library 40,581; DeKalb Sycamore 1,292; Dell Marketing L.P. 2,476; Depository Trust Co 413,050; U.S. Dept of The Interior 7,050; Dick's Body Shop 24,349; Dixon Ottawa Communications 687; Elder Care Services of DeKalb Co 9,557; Elevator Inspection Service Co 2,445; Elliott & Wood 375; Encompass Medical & Specialty 8,356; Environmental Systems Research Institute 4,827; Eric Hicks 3,550; Executive Partners 50,532; Exelon Corp 51,681; Exxon Mobil Card Services 2,409; Family Service Agency of DeKalb 12,741; Ferguson Enterprises 570; Firefighters Local 1236 35,640; First Bankcard 78,568; Fitworkz 13,435; Fox Valley Fire & Safety Company 3,084; Frieders Law, Llc 143,455; Frontier North 62,346; Full Compass Systems, Ltd 2,467; Furst Services Company 18,046; Galic Disbursing Company 16,510; Gasaway Maintenance Company 7,137; Gear Wash, Llc 2,679; Gordon Hardware 5,675; G's R Plumbing & Heating 5,842; Harris Computer Systems 41,903; Henry County Sheriff's Office 19,500; Hintzsche Fertilizer 567; Hope Haven of DeKalb Co 4,247; Hopkins Solutions Llc 69,395; Horizon Displays 2,552; Icma Retirement Trust - 457 22,238; Identix 6,477; IL Community Credit Union 10,000; IL Department of Employm 6,033; IL Department of Revenue -180; IL Environmental Protection 3,276; IL Fire Chiefs 600; IL Fire Chief's Assoc 8,525; IL Fire Store 3,322; IL Fraternal Order of Police 23,214; IL Municipal League 3,053; IL State Police 6,475; Indevcon 2,861; Internet Protocol Communications 2,850; Ithinqware 4,440; Jason Leverton 1,194; Jason Leverton 2,495; Jewel Food Stores 4,764; Kirk Thomas Lundbeck 5,300; Kishwaukee Community Hospital 32,834; Kishwaukee Corporate Health 28,218; Knutson Lawn Care & Home Services 8,998; Kohl's 38,685; K-Tech Specialty Coatings 11,710; Lakeside International Llc 6,012; Lauterbach & Amen 29,600; Leads Online 4,378; Lincoln Inn Restaurant 492; Lovell's Discount Tire 17,825; Lovett's Rite-Way Rebuilders 14,484; Lowes Credit Services 6,568; Mageous 2,650; Mascal Electric 1,379; Melin's Lock & Key 1,012; Metro West Council of Government 16,315; Michael L. Fiori 15,726; Midland Paper 4,554; Mike's Auto and Truck Repair 14,639; Miles Chevrolet 51,516; Motorola 40,868; Nationwide Retirement Solutions 464,227; Nationwide Trust Company Fsb 17,880; Nguzo Saba Men's Club 5,663; NICOR 104; Niu Center for Governmental 31,950; Niu Center for Governmental Studies 31,650; North American Salt Company 166,726; North Central Cyclery 8,107; Northern Contracting 200; Northern Illinois Training 4,365; O.M.J.C. Signal 2,725; Oce Imagistics 3,482; Office Depot 4,493; Overhead Door Company Rockford 761; Ozinga Illinois Rmc 3,786; P. F. Pettibone & Company 15,654; Pardridge Insurance 110; Patlin 1,101; Peckham, Guyton, Albers & Viets 52,383; Peek Traffic Corp 8,130; Physio-Control 12,489; Pitney Bowes 2,975; Pomp's Tire Service 8,941; Prime, Tack & Seal Co. 3,723; Proven Winners 217; Quill Corp 11,048; R. K. Dixon, Company 6,049; Rainbo Oil Company 5,178; Ray O'Herron Co. 69,532; Renew DeKalb 160; Retirement Plans Service Center 73,723; Robert Donaldson 3,000; Rontan 2,818; Rush Power Systems, Llc 190; S.L. Webb Electric 26,400; Safe Passage 7,964; Sauber Mfg. Company 16,765; Schindler Elevator Corp. 2,823; Seldal Plumbing 800; Shaw Suburban Media 9,564; Simplexgrinnell 2,212; Sos Technologies 4,740; Stanard & Associates 16,968; Standard Equipment Company 15,223; Strypes Plus More 5,725; Sullivan's Tavern 3,323; Sungard Public Sector 98,807; Superior Business Forms 3,417; Superior Diesel 22,800; Tbc Net 15,379; Telvent Dtn 3,120; Texor Petroleum 202,838; The Pitney Bowes Bank 14,000; The Sherwin-Williams Co. 4,357; The Terramar Group 1,043; Theisen Roofing & Siding 325; Tr-1 Studios 5,600; Traffic Control & Protection 15,786; Trotsky Investigative Polygraph 2,625; Tyler Technologies 2,857; U.S. Bank National Association 13,792; U.S. Treasury 705; Uniform Den East 2,875; University of Illinois 4,625; Verizon Select Services 2,694; Verizon Wireless 49,500; Virgil Cook & Son 1,681; Voluntary Action Center 23,891; Wagner Aggregate 4,457; Waste Management 1,174; Water Fund 1,721; Wendler Engineering Services, 413; World Fuel Services 152,337; YMCA 15,352; Zoll 9,750; Transfers Out 2,251,621; Workers Comp Fund: Revenues: Service Charges & Fees 934,998; Other Income 4,798; Transfers In 54,500; Expenses: Anesi,Ozmon,Rodin,Novak& Kohen 20,000; Arthur J. Gallagher Risk 515,202; Constellation 1,501; Frieders Law, Llc 42,500; Gallagher Bassett Services 320,394; Jeffrey Winters 10,000; Thomas Reilly 80,000; Health Insurance Fund: Revenues: Service Charges & Fees 5,420,867; Other Income 36,081; Transfers In 8,500; Expenses: Ben Gordon Center 780; Discovery Benefits 36,611; Galic Disbursing Company 3,517; IPBC 5,095,067; Kishwaukee Community Hospital 4,830; Kishwaukee Corporate Health 2,226; Lincoln Inn 1,349; Nationwide Retirement Solution 62,437; Retirement Plans Service Cntr 5,605; United Actuarial Services 3,250; Property & Liability Insurance Fund: Revenues: Service Charges & Fees 125,000; Other Income 17,349; Expenses: Brown Traffic Products 8,085; DeKalb Sycamore 1,738; Dick's Body Shop 2,032; Frieders Law, Llc 18,671; Gordon's Hardware Llc 4; Hervas, Condon & Bersani,P.C 11,316; Northern Contracting 709; Pardridge Insurance 4,794; Travelers Insurance 10,690; Joanie Wimmer 75,000; Capital Projects Fund: Revenues: Sales & Use Taxes 373,085; Intergovernmental Revenues 416,586; Other Income 125,794; Transfers In 398,500; Expenses: Alliance Contractors 271,112; Baxter & Woodman 18,409; Comerica Leasing Corp 188,113; Elliott & Wood 311,293; Suntrust Leasing Corp 53,842; Public Safety Building Fund: Revenues: Sales & Use Tax 298,330; Fines 80,000; Other Income 5,001; Transfers In ; Bonds & Notes Proceeds 12,530,078; Expenses: Baxter & Woodman 32,833; Brown Traffic Products 49,812; Cdw Government 5,483; Chicago Title Insurance Company

GENERAL 4,737,140 28,898,438 (27,876,962) (537,679) 0 5,220,937

SPECIAL REVENUE 12,384,392 15,624,593 (13,410,366) (2,398,613) 0 12,200,006

CAPITAL PROJECTS 188,696 1,385,113 (11,685,101) 13,826,942 0 3,715,650

6,463,675; D. Ryan Tree & Landscape 2,340; Dell Marketing L.P. 8,872; Dewberry Architects 491,544; First Bankcard 295; Irving Construction Co. 559,150; Lattice Communications 65,959; Pardridge Insurance 10,865; Pizza Hut of America 3,000; Sharp Architects 11,203; Shaw Suburban Media 2,081; Sw Roofing & Construction 16,140; Testing Service Corp. 18,228; Thorne Electric 51,575; Wendler Engineering Services 18,033; William Blair & Company 249,819; Fleet Replacement Fund: Revenues: Intergovernmental Revenues ; Other Income 11,574; Transfers In 265,691; Bonds & Notes Proceeds 250,000; Expenses: Alexis Fire Equipment Company 250,000; Barbeck Communications 12,140; Cds Office Systems 11,104; Hodges Westside Truck 15,745; Miles Chevrolet 30,408; Equipment Fund: Revenues: Intergovernmental Revenues 3,089; Other Income 71,654; Transfers In 164,000; Bonds & Notes Proceeds 375,969; Expenses: Braniff Communications 14,700; Cds Office Systems 54,634; Environmental Systems Research 9,000; Sungard Public Sector 164,687; Tbc Net 32,828; Water Fund: Revenues: Licenses & Permits 96,580; Service Charges & Fees 5,340,253; Other Income 83,208; Loan Proceeds 99,000; Expenses: 11th Street Express Printing 2,300; Alexander Chemical Corp 10,560; Alfredo's Iron Works 510; Arcenio J. Cruz 1,668; Badger Meter 41,394; Barnaby 68; Baxter & Woodman 60,913; Bonnell Industries 1,297; C.S.R. Bobcat 40,934; Castle Bank 9,017; Castle Bank-Division of 1St 3,982; Catching Fluidpower 1,153; Cdw Government 625; City of DeKalb 67; City of DeKalb - Various Funds 18; City of DeKalb-Water Fund 6,202; Conserv FS 286; Crescent Electric Supply Company 2,937; Curran Contracting 154; Curran Contracting Company 14,838; DeKalb County Auto Parts 1,774; DeKalb Lawn & Equipment Co. 2,362; DeKalb Mechanical 4,440; DeKalb Motor Company 588; DeKalb Sanitary District 4,450,813; DeKalb Sycamore 63; Dell Marketing L.P. 977; Depository Trust Co 325,925; Encompass Medical & Specialty 310; Exxon Mobil Card Services 113; Ferguson Enterprises 3,751; First Bankcard 2,601; Fischer Excavating 233,976; Fox Valley Fire & Safety Company 769; Frontier North 7,667; Gordon Hardware 2,299; G's R Plumbing & Heating 2,903; H. Linden & Sons Sewer & Water 118,634; Hach Company 5,116; Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick 47,013; Harris Computer Systems 47,790; Hd Supply Waterworks, Ltd 53,722; Hintzsche Fertilizer 527; Idexx Distribution Corp. 4,577; Il Environmental Protection Agency 242,645; IL Environmental Protection 242,645; Jp Morgan Clearing Corp 250,000; Lakeside International Trucks 186; Lee Jensen Sales Co 3,295; Lovell's Discount Tire 1,986; Lowes Credit Services 909; Lowe's Home Center 62; Macklin 11,595; Mascal Electric 3,270; Melin's Lock & Key 6; Michael L. Fiori 970; Midamerican Energy Company 118,798; Mike's Auto and Truck Repair 518; Morton International 40,829; Morton Salt 116,143; Mrs. Frank Anderlink 2,874; NICOR 24,613; Oscar Forsman 2,648; Overhead Door Company Rockford 2,942; Ozinga Illinois Rmc 10,542; Patlin 661; Pristine Water Solutions 28,322; Quill Corp 296; Rainbo Oil Company 1,361; Sauber Mfg. Company 746; Seldal Plumbing 2,920; SES 5,236; Shaw Suburban Media 629; Simplexgrinnell 435; Steiner Electric Company 2,804; Superior Business Forms 7,070; Thermastor Llc 6,811; Tri-R Systems 148,100; Tsys Merchant Solutions 4,464; Tyler Technologies 3,116; U.S. Post Office 35,380; Verizon Wireless 4,824; Viking Chemical Company 24,375; Transfers Out 550,000; Economic Development Fund: Revenues: Sales & Use Taxes 133,274; Transfers In 20,000; Expenses: DCEDC 22,500; DeKalb Cnty Convention & 50,000; DeKalb County Economic Development 22,500; Mcapitol Management 60,500; Refuse Fund: Revenues: Service Charges 1,748,670; Other Income 25,000; Expenses: Waste Management 1,598,208; Transfers Out 273,000; Airport Fund: Revenues: Intergovernmental Revenues 15,698; Service Charges & Fees 710,593; Other Income 380,802; Transfers In 328,750; Expenses: 11th Street Express Printing 227; Ascent Aviation Group 525,356; Aurora Sign Co. 8,217; Barnaby 54; Baston Service Group 18,354; Becker & Associates 9,597; C.S.R. Bobcat 1,211; City of DeKalb - Various Funds 309; City of DeKalb-Water Fund 1,052; Comerica Leasing Corp 7,265; Commonwealth Edison 1,866; Conserv FS 34,428; David J. Kisser 5,441; DeKalb County Auto Parts 1,683; DeKalb County Collector 35,718; DeKalb Lawn & Equipment Co. 12,293; DeKalb Mechanical 1,736; DeKalb Motor Company 240; Depository Trust Co 25,850; Encompass Medical & Specialty 182; Exxon Mobil Card Services 294; Family Service Agency of DeKalb 4,852; Ferguson Enterprises 470; First Bankcard 16,508; Fox Valley Fire & Safety Company 871; Frontier North 11,792; Gordon Hardware 155; Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick 2,258; Hanson Professional Services 22,000; Hintzsche Fertilizer 1,570; IL Department of Revenue 61,021; IL Environmental Protection 800; Jacobson & Associates 700; Johnson Tractor 7,293; Lovell's Discount Tire 857; Lowes Credit Services 803; Lowe's Home Center 433; Mascal Electric 218; Mc Squared Energy Services Llc 32,782; Melin's Lock & Key 748; Michael L. Fiori 1,937; Midamerican Energy Company 25; Mike's Auto and Truck Repair 22; NICOR 10,083; Northern Contracting 1,547; Northern Trust Co 65,775; Office Depot 118; Overhead Door Company Rockford 199; Overhead Door Solutions 4,950; Pardridge Insurance 9,500; Patlin 1,969; Pomp's Tire Service 378; REquipment Com. Llc 22,700; Rush Power Systems, Llc 2,502; Shaw Suburban Media 800; Simplexgrinnell 525; Suntrust Leasing Corp 5,358; Transam Truck & Trailer Parts 3,665; V & Associates 9,521; Verizon Select Services 79; Verizon Wireless 993; Vermeer-Illinois 3,500; Wausau Everest 18,785; City of DeKalb Payroll: $125,000.00 and Over Mark Biernacki; Barton Gilmore; Eric Hicks; Carl Leoni; James Zarek; $100,000.00 to $124,999.99 Curt Biarnesen; Jared Burke; James Carani; Thomas Conley; Jonathan Costliow; Anthony Cox; Rodolfo Espiritu; Joseph Espy; Scott Farrell; Donald Faulhaber; Keith Fritz; Brett Gautcher; James Haacker; Carol Halsey; Wesley Hoadley; Lisa Holiday; Gregory Hoyle; Jeffrey Jossendal; Stylianos Lekkas; Jason Leverton; Kent Louie Larson; Eugene Lowery; Joel Maurer; James Mcdougall; Jeffrey Mcmaster; Chad Mcnett; Todd Michael Stoffa; Thomas Moore; Timothy Morey; Thomas Petit; John Petragallo; Robert Redel; James Ruhl; Wade Schneck; Tracy Smith; Mark Tehan; Michael Thomas; Jeffrey Weese; Darrick Wesson; Mark Wilcox; Craig Woodruff; Christopher Ziola; $75,000.00 to $99,999.99 Jeffrey Ackland; Jeremy Alexander; Matthew Anderson; Michael Anderson; Brian Andrus; Michael Bauling; William Birtell; Eric Blanken; Joshua Boldt; Brian Bollow; Phillip Brown; Joseph Cahill; Michael Callahan; Eric Christensen; Thomas Cleveland; Steve Cruz; David Delille; Anthony Densberger; Jessica Duehning; Douglas Eaton; Keith Ehrke; Patrick Eriksen; Thomas Ernest Murphy; Mark Espy; Elizabeth Fabro; Bryan Faivre; Kevin Ferrigan; Gary Freeman; Sean Freeman; Aaron Gates; Thomas Guthrie; Geoffrey Guzinski; Timothy Howieson; Fred James Busby; Jose Jaques; Burton Johnson; Theodore Jouris; Colin Juraska; Adam Karolus; Travis Karr; Jacob Keck; James Kenton Quist; Ted Kozinski; Christopher Krupa; Tony Kwasniewski; Aaron Lockhart; Mark Lovell; Johnn Lucius; William Lynch; Keunte Mallett; Kristopher Mecca; Noah Millard; James Morton; Paul Mott; Mark Nachman; Rodger Neumann; Mario Nonnenmann; Jonathon Ormond; Jason Pavlak; Laura Pisarcik; Mark Pumfrey; Daniel Raih; Reda Reese; Thomas Reilly; Lance Reinbolz; Angel Reyes; David Reynolds; Richard Reynolds; Steven Riippi; Steve Rodriguez; Andrew Romano; Scott Rongey; Timothy Shipman; Harlan Siddall; Gary Spangler;

DEBT SERVICE 185,283 18 (2,736,052) 2,550,751 0 0

ENTERPRISE 52,302,598 8,489,882 (7,485,810) (478,290) 0 52,828,380

INTERNAL SERVICE 1,148,488 6,539,094 (6,634,403) 63,000 0 1,116,179

Michael Stewart; Timothy Stiker; Christopher Sullivan; Kelly Sullivan; Michael Taylor; Robert Terry; Gregory Thornton; Jared Thorp; Roger Votaw; Jason Watson; Andrew Wells; Todd Wells; Joseph Wempe; Ryan Wilkens; Jeffrey Winters; Ted Woodin; $50,000.00 to $74,999.99 Todd Adamson; Michelle Anderson; Dawn Awe; Linda Besler; Christopher Brantley; Brian Dickson; Jennifer Diedrich; Heide Durham; Joseph Fisher; Jason Fore; Edward Hernandez; Derek Hiland; Patricia Hiland; Matthew Holuj; Linda Jacobson; Mary Jo Harms; Jonathan Jursich; Patricia Klein; Traci Lemay; Kevin Mccauley; Penny Meier; James Pearre; Zakary Prielipp; Andrew Raih; Tanner Sabin; James Sietsema; Jamie Smirz; Anthony Smith; Bryan Soderstrom; Dale Swineheart; Joseph Verkler; Danny Wells; Jeremiah Wilson; Gary Wisdom; Sean Woyna; Diane Wright; Jim Young; Donna Zenzen; $25,000.00 to $49,999.99 Carrie Becker; Brenda Hart; Mary Hernandez Riippi; Tammey Higgins; Susan Hopper; Cindy Kreutziger; Latoya Marz; Patricia Mc Adams; Jordan Poulos; Sadie Pristave; Rita Ward Larson; Under $25,000.00 Ana Alva; David Baker; Regina Begovich; Ashley Bell; Allison Benthusen; Juanita Burke; Jacob Burton; Jillian Caldwell; Vincent Cioni; Joseph Clark; Andrew Dirienzo; Donetta Domina; Kyle Dorf; Lynnea Erickson; Pamela Faivre; Ryan Felten; William Finucane; Jeff Flanigan; Steven Flattum; Brendon Gallagher; Amber Gates; Daniel Gerace; James Grunwald; Carol Halsey; Susan Hauman; Brittany Hedin; Scott Herek; Tammey Higgins; Kevin Howard; David Jacobson; Logan Kein; Theodore Kitsios; Christopher Koks; Charles Lanning; Kristen Lash; Harold Lave; Marlene Lave; Melissa Lizer; John Loechel; Ruth Maloy; Jennifer Mascenic-Johnson; Gerald Mckenzie; Christopher Mcmeen; Adam Miller; Justyn Miller; Timothy Moore; Norman Morrall; Ronald Naylor; Monica O'Leary; Adrienne Oziah; Elizabeth Peerboom; Mark Pentz; Sherre Perkins; Paul Povlsen; Patricia Pumfrey; John Rey; James Rhoades; Charlotte Richards; Coy Richards; Keith Rominski; Katherine Roots; Judith Schneider; Judith Slottke; Robert Snow; Jaclyn Spartz; Eugene Spitzmesser; Roger Swedberg; Carol Switzer; Thomas Teresinski; Mitchel Vance Martin; Carl Votaw; Cheryl Wallace; Evan Webb; Amber Weiss; Geoffrey Wells; Raymond West; Sarah Wise; Kristin Young; Richard Zenzen; Mass Transit Fund: Revenues: Intergovernmental Revenues 3,864,903; Other Income 11,400; Transfers In; Expenses: City of DeKalb 1,423; City of DeKalb - Various Funds 114; DCEDC 500; Dell Marketing L.P. 1,300; Environmental Systems Research 8,656; First Bankcard 3,655; Radicom 48,797; Routematch Software 57,314; Shaw Suburban Media 1,485; State of IL State Treasurer 97,988; Voluntary Action Center 2,811,440; Transfers Out 37,404; Motor Fuel Tax Fund: Revenues: Intergovernmental Revenue 1,355,820; Other Income 2,319; Expenses: Baxter & Woodman 48,035; City of DeKalb 60; Commonwealth Edison 850; Constellation 139,852; Curran Contracting Company 93,258; IL Dept of Transportation 98,974; North American Salt Company 32,531; Shaw Suburban Media 108; Testing Service Corp. 10,575; Treasurer, State of IL 73,513; Treasurer, State of IL 109,519; Wendler Engineering Services, 5,730; Wills, Burke, Kelsey Associates, Ltd 153,571; Transfers Out 23,639; TIF Allocation Fund: Revenues: Property Taxes 6,679,893; Sales and Use Taxes 527,864; Intergovernmental Revenue 802,880; Other Income 45,789; Expenses: Absolute Fire Protection 18,684; Alfredo's Iron Works 759; Allen & Pepa Architects 10,030; Alliance Contractors 503,565; Aspinwall Remodeling & Construction 13,160; Audio Logic Systems 34,681; Aurora Sign Co. 22,375; Baxter & Woodman 14,610; Brown Traffic Products 18,747; Castleview Real Estate 5,005; Ccg Holdings, Llc 12,260; City of DeKalb 466,466; Conserv FS 91; Curran Contracting Company 296,422; DeKalb County Treasurer 2 2,917,637; DeKalb Mechanical 7,135; DeKalb Public Library 2,000,000; Delano's Paint and Floor Coverings, 3,839; Depository Trust Co 1,364,906; Dewberry Architects 6,043; Elliott & Wood 104,176; Farmboy Services 16,500; First Bankcard 3,220; FSCI 9,240; Full Compass Systems Ltd 14,000; Grumman/Butkus Associates 66,131; G's R Plumbing & Heating 14,988; Hc Lights 8,639; Hitchcock Design 1,657; Ideal Fence 2,588; IL Department of Revenue 530,924; IL Dept of Transportation 18,728; IL Environmental Protection 1,000; Ims Infrastructure 18,388; Internet Protocol Communications 652; Irving Construction Co. 41,611; Jacobson & Associates, Ltd 1,800; Jp Morgan Clearing Corp 500,000; Lovett's Rite-Way Rebuilders, 7,390; Lowe's Credit Services 198; Luke Butler 5,613; Northern Contracting 978; Northern Trust Company 6,529; Pizzo and Associates, Ltd 4,986; Proven Winners 4,290; Renew DeKalb 41,250; Saa Design Group 72,060; Shaw Suburban Media 738; Testing Service Corp. 1,181; The Northern Trust Company 2,546; Theisen Roofing & Siding Co. 7,948; Treasurer, State of IL 30,594; U.S. Bank National Association 200,000; Union Pacific Railroad Co. 4,547; Virgil Cook & Son 1,876; Wendler Engineering Services 4,000; Western Remac 79,950; Wunderlich Doors 11,972; Transfers Out 2,150,222; TIF #2 Fund: Revenues: Property Taxes 1,851,355; Expenses: Alliance Contractors 135,677; Aspinwall Remodeling & Construction 255; Baxter & Woodman 22,169; Castle Bank 4,923; Dewberry Architects 37,030; Indevcon 2,861; Miller Engineering Company 40,245; Seldal Plumbing 7,513; Target Stores 184,875; Valentine Plumbing & Sewer Llc 14,775; Transfers Out 146,305; Housing Rehab Fund: Revenues: Other Income 64; Expenses: Lowes Credit Services 10,000; Shaw Suburban Media 67; CDBG Fund: Revenues: Intergovernmental Revenues 301,285; Expenses: Alliance Contractors 75,000; American Title Guaranty 3,460; Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund 3,540; Ben Gordon Center 5,925; Chicago Title Insurance Company 1,850; City of DeKalb 8,937; City of DeKalb-General Fund 42,193; DeKalb Mechanical 3,270; Elder Care Services of DeKalb Co 3,650; Excel Electric Group 3,720; Hope Haven of DeKalb County 6,263; Luke Butler Llc 5,480; Safe Passage 10,181; Shaw Media 345; Theisen Roofing & Siding Co. 5,000; Valentine Plumbing & Sewer 5,000; Virgil Cook & Son 56,332; Voluntary Action Center 14,575; Transfers Out 70,943; Heritage Ridge: SSA #3 Revenues: Property Taxes 2,788; Expenses: Knutson Lawn Care & Home Services 38; Transfers Out 500; Knolls: SSA #4 Revenues: Property Taxes 1,486; Expenses: Knutson Lawn Care & Home Services 2,168; Transfers Out 500; Greek Row: SSA #6 Revenues: Property Taxes 9,965; Expenses: Constellation 3,684; Transfers Out 500; Police Pension Fund: Revenues: Other Income 501,405; Property Taxes 1,079,450; Investment Income 1,764,608; Expenses: City of DeKalb 109,900; Wall & Associates 50,783; Lauterbach & Amen 11,495; Mesirow Insurance Services 7,984; IL State Treasurer 5,103; Sikich 4,800; First National Bank of Omaha 3,274; Tepfer Consulting Group 2,500; NIU 1,425; Police Pension Payroll: $75,000.00 to $99,999.99 Donald Berke; William Feithen; Daniel Gerace; James Kayes; $50,000.00 to $74,999.99 Charles Beierlotzer; Richard Bodda; Rodney Bryan Long; Dale Diedrich; Donald Gladden; Charles Kross; Mitchel Martin; Robert Mcmorrow; Timothy Moore; Richard Moudy; Ronald Pearson; Richard Probasco; James Rhoades; Kurt Rissman; Craig Sell; Gary Spangler; William Thompson; Richard Zenzen;

FIDUCIARY 45,793,995 7,518,397 (5,048,003) 0 0 48,264,389

LIBRARY 2,121,260 4,272,569 (2,238,299) 9,685,000 (895,473) 12,945,057

$25,000.00 to $49,999.99 James Anderson; Roy Anderson Jr; Nick Harold; Diane Hinkle; Thomas Lawson; Ralph Leiser; Carl Leoni; Jan Masilunis; Douglas Miller; Ronald Mosback; Gordon Plucker; Roy Schultz; Janice Seldal; Larry Shenberger; Corwin Thomas; William Usilton; Raymond West; Under $25,000.00 Nancy Chamberlain; Collette Feithen; Elizabeth Neisendorf; Linda Pool; Laura Sarich; Donald Schoo; Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Fund: Revenues: Other Taxes 44,909; Expenses: Alexis Fire Equipment Co 532; Back To Bed 4,193; Best Coffee, Llc 3,046; Exxon Mobil Card Services 1,540; First Bankcard 13,455; Gordon Hardware 71; Lowes Credit Services 580; Lowe's Home Center 1,651; The Terramar Group 2,001; Fire Pension Fund: Revenues: Other Income 411,770; Property Taxes 1,807,256; Investment Income 1,953,908; Expenses: City of DeKalb 138,678; Pnc Financial Services 27,192; Ahc Advisors 21,248; Lauterbach & Amen 15,120; Collins & Radja P.C. 8,429; Sikich 4,800; IL State Treasurer 4,350; Iaff #1236 1,260; Kishwaukee Corporate Health 401; Fire Pension Payroll: $75,000.00 to $99,999.99 Bruce Harrison; William Kalal; Warren Lubbers; Reuben Nelson; Lanson Russell; Dennis Votaw; $50,000.00 to $74,999.99 Thomas Allen; Robert Benson; Michael Boyd; Paul Campbell C/O Rachel Campbell; James Clucas; Danny Freeman; Steve Guadagnoli; Robert Jenkins; David Johnson; Joseph Jones; Stephen Kessler; Kenneth London; Jeff Long Jr; Scott Love; Julia Mattera; James Mccabe; Kevin Mccauley; David O'Donnell; Peter Polarek; Stephen Reid; Dean Richardson; Albert Riippi; Reid Rissman; Kathy Siebrasse; $25,000.00 to $49,999.99 Joseph Admonis; Donald Anderson; Stanley Croom; Curtis Dulohery; Karl Froehlich; Lawrence Haler; Gretchen Hayes; Gerald Horton; Charles Johnson; Robert Johnson; Carl Killingsworth; Brian Lange; Kevin Larson; Luann Samardzija; Robert Sanders; Anthony Smith; Kevin Tjelle; David Walker; Under $25,000.00 Lucille Ainsworth; Elizabeth Mary Gent; Rosemary Mcmenamin; Jean Nelson; Anthony Smith; Dorothy Smith; Berniece Sutton; Cynthia Tjelle; General Fund Debt Service: Revenues: Transfers In 1,011,680; Expenses: Depository Trust Co 598,630; Amalgamated Bank of Chicago 413,050; TIF Debt Service: Revenues: Other Income 18; Transfers In 1,539,071; Expenses: Depository Trust Co 1,364,906; US Bank 345,347; Northern Trust-Irp 9,818; DeKalb Library: Verna Newsham Trust: Revenues: Investment Income (191); Expenses: Transfers Out 756; DeKalb Library: Evelyn Nelson Trust: Revenues: Investment Income (133); Expenses: Transfers Out 609; DeKalb Library: Margie Ellis Trust: Revenues: Investment Income (22); Expenses: Transfers Out 146; DeKalb Library: Mary Baird Trust: Revenues: Investment Income (132); Expenses: Transfers Out 638; Public Library Reserve Fund: Revenues: Investment Income (294); Expenses: Transfers Out 56,881; Public Library Fund: Revenues: Property Tax 1,767,397; Replacement Tax 35,337; TIF Surplus 2,091,351; Grants 70,747; Service Charges 32,193; Investment Income 6,514; Other 269,799; Debt Issuance 9,685,000; Transfers In 59,030; 3M Library Systems 9,973; Anthony Roofing Ltd 3,100; Ban First Bankcard 58,537; Barnaby Printing Services 2,590; Byron Kaiser 9,600; Cash 300; Castle Bank 137,358; Cdw-Government 38,407; Children's Plus 2,650; City of DeKalb 124,956; Coast To Coast 7,320; COMED 1,340; Crescent Elec. Supply Co 187; Daily Chronicle 354; DeKalb County Broadcasters 2,520; DeKalb County Collector 4,568; DeKalb County Edc 350; Delano's Home Decorating 5,728; IL Department of Revenue 43,477; Dover Publications 7,585; Ebsco Publishing 10,919; Egyptian Theatre 1,250; Elevator Inspection Services 100; Faronics 2,721; Frank Adamkiewicz 9,358; Frontier 74; Gale Group 9,944; Gilbert Gorski Architectural Design & Illustration 9,313; Gordon Hardware 59; G's R Plumbing & Heating 20,925; Gumdrop Books 10,380; Harder Corp 4,264; Il Dept of Employment Security 3,020; IL Municipal Retirement Fund 169,863; Imagetec Lp 19,990; Indiana Insurance 9,577; Industrial Appraisal Co 2,685; Infobase Learning 3,716; Infogroup 9,450; INGRAM 103,787; Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant 1,648; Invironments Magazine 3,200; Irving Construction Co 3,547; Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, 3,750; Kishwaukee Family Ymca 1,708; Klein, Stoddard, Buck, 7,890; Lowes Companies 2,737; Mango Languages 2,700; Mascal Electric 6,071; Melin's Lock & Key 1,053; Midwest Tape 3,523; Morningstar Media Group Ltd 31,644; Msi Morning Star Investment 4,489; Nagle Hartray Architecture 11,735; Nagle Hartray Donker Kagan Mckay Penney 3,939; Nationwide Life Insurance Company 18,480; NICOR 9,265; NIU 692; Ollis Book Corp 3,022; Over Drive 6,000; Pardridge Ins 1,127; Petty Cash Reimbursement 2,010; Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services 930; Postmaster 260; Prairie Cat 32,259; Proquest Llc 5,135; Recorded Books 2,825; Renew DeKalb 40; Ricardo Franco 9,780; Rush Power Systems 350; Scott Chilton CPA 10,550; Seldal Plumbing 603; Shaw Suburban Media 2,957; Simplex Grinnell Lp 28,678; State Disbursement Unit 5,899; Syndeo Networks 4,200; Tbc Net 12,056; The Hartford 6,356; Today's Business Solutions 2,539; US Bank Equipment 3,440; US Treasury 218,750; Value Line Publishing 5,817; Verizon 354; Verizon Wireless 3,958; Waste Management 4,926; Woodworks 13,285; World Book 2,978; Library Payroll: $75,000.00 to $99,999.99 Dorothy Coover; $50,000.00 to $74,999.99 Patricia Adamkiewicz; Teresa Iversen; Theresa Winterbauer; $25,000.00 to $49,999.99 Robert Aspatore; Edith Craig; Sally Defauw; Beatrice O'Connell; Kristine Ohman; Steven Roman; Heike Schulze; Patrick Smith; Under $25,000.00 Frank Adamkiewicz; Nancy Allen; Linley Aspatore; Stephen Bigolin; Martha Brown; Raymond Coover; William Davis; Jonathan Decoste; Emily Douglas; Marjorie Dumstorf; Claire Duvall; Maureen Erickson; Juan Franco; Sarah Fraser; Jennifer Freeman; Kathleen Gregory; Emily Gron; Micah Haji-Sheikh; Elizabeth Hallaron; Patrick Harding; Samuel Hawkins; Miriam Hernandez; Rebecca Hodson; Mary Hoyt; Joshua Kinder; Melanie Kozinski; Andrea Larson; Nicholas Lotter; Michael Lundgren; Lara Lyles; Jennilyn Magallon; Sharon Marshall; Joshua Mccarthy; Matthew Mccue; Jennifer Mcgee; Michael Page; Shirley Pavelich; Nicole Peele; Brandy Pfeifer; Judith Puskar; Saroja Ramanathan; Denise Salihoglu; Jodi Sapita; Kimberly Smith; David Storm; Rose Stramaglia; Michael Strunk; Darcy Tatlock; Carolyn Tatman; Jeanine Thurmaier; Spencer Tritt; Jeanne Vanmersbergen; James Webster; Colin Wodarski; Karen Woodworth - Roman; To the best of my knowledge, the foregoing is a true and correct statement of the monies received by source, and the expenses incurred for those vendors receiving in aggregate across all funds and accounts more than $2,500.00 for the City of DeKalb, and categories of wages listed by individual, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 Ted Kozinski, CPA Assistant Finance Director (Published in Daily Chronicle, December 31, 2013.)


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