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Debate on proposed bar continues DeKalb City Council could change Glidden Crossing’s annexation agreement By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb City Council members will continue discussion today on changing Glidden Crossing’s annexation agreement to allow a proposed bistro, bar and video gambling operation. The proposed Penny’s is billed as a casual eatery with a bistro-style menu that would include items such as

wraps and paninis. Blackhawk Restaurant Group LLC, represented by Mike Thiessen, will present plans for the restaurant proposed for the 2,000-square-foot storefront near Goodwill at Monday’s meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. He reported at the Nov. 25 public hearing that a similar restaurant is planned for 2694 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, in

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the Hy-Vee shopping center. A sign in the window provides a website and phone number to apply for employment at that location. The Glidden Crossing shopping center, 975 Annie Glidden Road, south of the intersection of Annie Glidden and Malta roads, is anchored by Schnucks. The annexation agreement the council approved for the shopping center in 2006 pro-

hibits bars or taverns from operating there. Rockford attorney Aaron Szeto has submitted an application to amend the agreement to strike the prohibition. The shopping center backs up the Overlook Pointe residential subdivision. At the council’s request, city staff mailed notices of the public hearing to all residents within 500 feet of Glidden Crossing.

Derek Hiland, the city’s principal planner, previously said the city would receive additional restaurant and bar tax revenue if the business opens. He said gaming terminals could generate another $2,000 revenue monthly for the city. Hiland said he would recommend approving the change to the annexation agreement. If the change is approved, the tenant would have to apply for liquor and gaming licenses.

If you go n What: DeKalb City Council meeting n When: 6 p.m. today n Where: DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.

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Candidates now may face fallout By KERRY LESTER The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – While Illinois Republicans have made solving the state’s pension crisis their issue for years, far fewer GOP lawmakers than expected supported the watershed package of reforms passed by the Legislature Tuesday. Only 15 House Republicans – a third of the 47-member caucus – voted for the $160 billion savings plan that was jointly crafted by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, as did 10 of the Senate’s 19 GOP members. With at least one major campaign donor lobbying against the package and concerns about giving Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn a gift for his re-election campaign, Republican leaders in each chamber faced a challenge that grew more complicated as the vote neared. More Democrats, in turn, stepped forward to compensate, even though the plan was bitter medicine for unions representing state workers, their usual allies and campaign supporters. “I think everyone feels unhappy about the choice we faced. I don’t think anybody felt there was joy in a yes vote,” said House Democratic Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie. Now that the votes are cast, lawmakers face the consequences in the 2014 election campaign. While legislative leaders would have strategized

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DeKalb police Officer Jason Leverton looks at the price of an item as Jake Wedoff, 9, (left) and Demaurian Burke, 11, look on Sunday during the Heroes and Helpers event for children at Target in DeKalb. The children had $100 to spend for themselves and their family.

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today

Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St., DeKalb. 815-758-4718. Free blood pressure clinic: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. www.kishhospital. org/programs; 815-748-8962. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 4 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Winter coats are available October to February. Feed My Sheep Food Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb. All are welcome. New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1201 Twombly Road, DeKalb. 815-756-7706. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb: 5:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road. Contact Tarryn at tthaden@gmail.com; 815751-4719; dekalbkiwanis.org. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road, Burlington. 847-833-6908 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. dekalbalanoclub.com. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees may bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. DeKalb Rotary Club: 6 p.m. at Ellwood House Museum. 815-7565677. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb. www. firstumc.net. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb Festival Chorus: 7 to 9 p.m. rehearsals in Room 171, Northern Illinois University Music Building, DeKalb. dekalbfestivalchorus.org. Adults can schedule an audition. festivalchorus@gmail.com or 630-453-8006. Sycamore Evening HEA: 7 p.m. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting location, call Margaret at 815-895-9290. ADD/ADHD Support Group: 7:30 p.m. at 14 Health Services Drive in DeKalb. For diagnosed adults and parents of diagnosed children. Registration required. Contact Paul Legler at 815-758-8616 or CFC@ familyserviceagency.net. Dustin Chapter 365, Order of the Eastern Star: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple at Fairview Drive and South Fourth Street. Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241: 7:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport corporate hangars in DeKalb. 815756-7712. www.EAA241.org. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting, United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb. Call Becky at 815-758-3800. 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; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Oak Crest HEA: 9:30 a.m. at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Part of the Homemakers Education Association. Call Mary Lu at 815-756-4390. 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. Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. A registered dietitian will give tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. Free. Registration is required. www.kishhospital.org/ programs; 815-748-2958.

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Albert Ebel II By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com

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Albert Q. Ebel II, 90, served his country with the U.S. Navy, enlisting the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. On the eve of Pearl Harbor Day, he spent a few minutes with reporter Debbie Behrends to chat about his service.

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Behrends: When did you join the Navy? Ebel: I enlisted the day after Pearl

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Harbor was bombed and served for four years. I saw 10 naval battles in that time.

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Behrends: On what ship did you serve? Ebel: I was part of the first crew of the USS Iowa on her maiden voyage. It was a shakedown cruise. We sailed all over the North Atlantic. On one trip, we took President [Franklin D.] Roosevelt to Africa and brought him back home to the states.

Behrends: What was your job on the ship? Ebel: I was a fire controlman first class. I fired all the 16-inch guns. That was my battle station.

Behrends: Do you have any particularly vivid memories of your time on board the ship? Ebel: I remember one time there was a kamikaze coming at our ship. I ran about the length of a football field and a half to get to the middle of the ship to my battle station. Somebody asked me if I was scared. I told him no, but I ran by a lot of guys that were.

Behrends: What did you do when you

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World War II veteran Albert Ebel II, 90, enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. got out of the Navy? Ebel: My uncle bought a farm in the Fox River Grove area. Then we moved to Marengo and then we farmed in the Genoa area. My son still farms around Kingston.

Behrends: I understand that you were

able to go on an Honor Flight to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. What was that like? Ebel: It felt good to be able to see it. That memorial is something. It’s a serene, quiet place where you can reflect on that time.

8GOVERNMENT MEETINGS Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@ daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send a fax to 815-758-5059. Please provide committee name, date, time and location with the complete address.

ees Finance Committee: 2:30 p.m. in Room C-2175 at the college, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. Kishwaukee College Board: 5:30 p.m. in Room C-2175 at the college, 21193 Malta Road, Malta. Sycamore Public Library Board: 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the library, 103 E. State St. TODAY Franklin Township Board Annual Town DeKalb City Council: 6 p.m. in Room 212 at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 Meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the Road District Building, Highway 72 and Ireene Road, S. Fourth St. Kirkland. Regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sycamore Township Board: 6 p.m. Genoa-Kingston School District 424 at the Sycamore Township Office, 545 Board Committee of the Whole: 6:30 Brickville Road. p.m. at Genoa-Kingston High School, 980 Cortland Township Board: 6:30 p.m. Park Ave., Genoa. at the Cortland Township Building, 14 S. DeKalb County Board Executive ComPrairie St. mittee: 7 p.m. at Administration Building, Cortland Town Board: 7 p.m. at Cort110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore. land Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road. Kingston Township Cemetery ComDeKalb County Board Veterans Assistance: 7 p.m. at the Community Outreach mittee: 7 p.m. at the Kingston Township Building, 301 Railroad St., Kingston. Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, Kishwaukee College Board: 7 p.m. in DeKalb. Room B-201 at the college, 21193 Malta Genoa Township Board: 7 p.m. at the Genoa Township office, 221 Railroad Ave. Road, Malta. Malta Township Public Library Board: Kaneland School District 302 Board: 7 p.m. at the library at 203 E. Adams St. 7 p.m. at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Sandwich District Library Board: 7 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. p.m. at the library at 107 E. Center St., Kirkland Community Fire District: 7 Sandwich. p.m. at 3891 Route 72. Squaw Grove Township: 7 p.m. at Village of Lee: 7 p.m. at the Fire Station Hinckley Community Building, 120 Maple at Lee Road and County Line/Viking Vie St., Hinckley. Annual meeting April 10. Road, N.E. corner, in Lee. Park in the rear Sycamore School District 427 Board: of the building off County Line/Viking Vie. Mayfield Township Board of Trustees: 7 p.m. at the Sycamore School District Administration Building, 245 W. Exchange St. 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 26925 Church Afton Township Board: 7 p.m. at Elva Road, Sycamore. Hall, 16029 Walker Drive, DeKalb. Sandwich City Council: 7 p.m. at the Kirkland Public Library Board: 7:15 Sandwich City Hall Annex, 128 E. Railroad p.m. at the library, 513 W. Main St. St. Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection Sandwich Township: 7 p.m. at the District Board of Trustees: 7:30 p.m. at Sandwich Township building, 201 W. Genoa-Kingston Station 1, 317 E. Railroad Center St., Sandwich. Sycamore Plan Commission: 7 p.m. at Ave., Genoa. Sandwich Plan Commission: 7:30 p.m. the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St. Hinckley Public Library District Board: at City Hall Annex Council Chambers, 128 E. Railroad St. 7:30 p.m. at the Hinckley Community Waterman Village Board: 7:30 p.m. at Building, 100 N. Maple St. the Waterman Village Hall, 214 W. Adams TUESDAY St. DeKalb-Sycamore Area TransportaWEDNESDAY tion Study Technical Advisory ComDeKalb County Highway Committee mittee: 10 a.m. at the DeKalb County Highway Department, 1826 Barber Greene Special Meeting: 9 a.m. at Highway Facility’s Conference Room, 1826 Barber Road, DeKalb. DeKalb County Natural Hazards Miti- Greene Road, DeKalb. DeKalb County Soil and Water Consergation Committee: 11 a.m. at the DeKalb vation District: 12:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main County Farm Bureau Center for AgriculSt., Sycamore. ture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore. Kishwaukee College Board of Trust-

Maple Park & Countryside Fire Protection District: 5 p.m. at 305 S. County Line Road. DeKalb Township Board: 6 p.m. at 2323 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. Hampshire Fire Protection District: 6 p.m. at 202 Washington Ave., Hampshire. Milan Township Board: 6 p.m. at Milan Township garage, 14989 Shabbona Road, Shabbona. Somonauk Village Board: 6:30 p.m. at the Somonauk Village Hall, 131 S. Depot St. DeKalb County Board Economic Development Committee: 7 p.m. at the Legislative Center’s Freedom Room, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore. DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission: 7 p.m. in council chambers at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. DeKalb Public Library Board: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 309 Oak St. Franklin Township Board: 7 p.m. at the Road District Building, Highway 72 and Ireene Road, Kirkland. Malta Village Board: 7 p.m. at Malta Municipal Building, 115 S. Third St. Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD 429 Board of Education Committee of the Whole: 6:30 p.m. in the Hinckley-Big Rock High School Library, 700 E. Lincoln Highway, Hinckley. Sandwich Community Fire Protection District: 7 p.m. at the Sandwich Community Fire Protection District station, 310 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Cortland Fire Protection District: 7:30 p.m. at Cortland Fire Station, 50 W. North St.

THURSDAY DeKalb Design Review Committee: 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at the DeKalb City Hall Annex, 223 S. Fourth St. Sandwich Park District: 6:30 p.m. at the Sandwich Park District Office Building, 1001 N. Latham St. DeKalb Park District Board: 7 p.m., following a study session at 6 p.m., at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. Genoa Plan Commission: 7 p.m. at Genoa City Hall Council Chambers, 333 E. First St. Malta Plan Commission: 7 p.m. at 115 S. Third St. Shabbona Township Board: 7 p.m. at the township garage, 204 S. Pontiac St., Shabbona. Paw Paw Township Board: 7 p.m. at Paw Paw Township Town Hall in Rollo, 2266 Suydam Road, Earlville.

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8BRIEF Reindeer escapes from Santa at Colorado mall DILLON, Colo. – A runaway reindeer broke free from Santa Claus at a Colorado mall Thursday while the Big Man was inside visiting with children. KYSL in Summit County reported the reindeer escape happened outside the La Riva Mall in Dillon. While Santa was inside listening to children's Christmas wish lists, the reindeer jumped over its enclosure, leading police officers on a healthy jog through town. The reindeer was on the other side of a nearby reservoir. The Summit County sheriff's office brought in another reindeer to lure the runaway and get it back into a trailer.

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DeKalb council to address security concerns By DEBBIE BEHRENDS dbehrends@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb aldermen will discuss security at the DeKalb Municipal Building in light of the police department moving to its own location. “With court in session here on Monday mornings and police no longer in the building, security is a concern,” interim City Manager Rudy Espiritu said. The City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting

If you go n What: DeKalb City Council Committee of the Whole n When: 5 p.m. today n Where: DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.

starts at 5 p.m. today at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. The police department vacated its offices in City Hall on Nov. 22 when it moved to a new police station at 700 W.

Lincoln Highway. Leading up to the move, Espiritu said there were several discussions about security. He also noted that City Hall always has served as a tornado shelter and warming and cooling center. “We need to look at how those things will be addressed,” he said. Jennifer Diedrich, the city’s economic development coordinator, said the city has about $6 million available in tax increment financing funds to renovate City Hall.

City Hall is in a TIF district, a mechanism in which the city diverts property tax money into a special account to rehabilitate blighted areas. TIF money cannot be used to build a new public building, but it can be used to remodel an existing one. “We’ve been discussing moving everyone over here from the annex across the street,” Diedrich said. The public works and information technology departments are located across the street from City Hall at 223 S. Fourth St.

Task force shares landfill rates Residents throw away 4.4 pounds per person per day By FELIX SARVER fsarver@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Christel Springmire shared information a DeKalb County task force knew would be important for getting people to understand their role in reducing waste. Springmire, county health department solid waste coordinator, showed members of the Zero Waste Task Force the landfill rate in the county from 2005 to 2012. The rate shows the pounds of waste produced by a single person in a day in the county. While the rate had not shifted significantly since 2005, the landfill rate last year was 4.4 pounds per person per day. “In my view if we’re going to look at zero waste principles, we need to figure out a way to get our residents to understand right now you’re throwing away over four pounds per person per day,” she said. Several people of the 13-member task force agreed. The task force, which met for the second time Thursday, was created by the DeKalb County Board on Oct. 16 to explore the possibility of using a zero waste policy as a guiding principle of the county’s solid waste management plan. The aim of zero waste is to reduce landfill waste through reuse along with recycling. After the meeting, Springmire said she thinks the recycling rate is a more arbitrary figure than the landfill rate because the reporting is not as good. The landfill rate would be a true reflection of how

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Daniel Mueller of Waste Management moves trash out of the way Wednesday so his truck can access a recycling bin within the Eden’s Garden subdivision in DeKalb.

What’s next The next Zero Waste Task Force meeting will be at 1:15 p.m. Jan 9. Task force members will continue to brainstorm ways the current solid waste management plan can be adjusted to reflect zero waste policy.

close the county is to achieving zero waste guidelines, she said. Waste Management representative Mike Hey agreed the landfill rate could serve as a score card for tracking the success of zero waste measures. It

would also help residents understand their role in producing waste, he said. The next question for task force members was how to get county residents to learn of the landfill rate and understand the importance of reducing waste. Task force member Jerry Smith suggested the creation of a public information officer for zero waste, alongside spreading the word through local news outlets. County Board member Marc Johnson, D-Sycamore, also suggested promotion through public events such as Corn Fest. “What gets measured gets

improved,” said Steve Challgren, Ideal Industries representative. “But the other piece of that has to be what’s in it for me. You have to emphasize why that is important for them to do.” Hey stressed the need to make alternate methods to throwing away trash and recyclables convenient for people. Some businesses such as Walmart and Hostess do their part to reduce waste in their product packages. But the average person is becoming busier. “Convenience trumps everything in our society now,” Hey said.

By FELIX SARVER SYCAMORE – Center for Family Health is reopening after temporarily closing Wednesday, according to a news release. The center, 165 E. Plank Road, Sycamore, will open Dec. 18 and provide comprehensive pediatric and family medicine care with a focus on

the publicly insured, uninsured and underinsured residents. Appointments may be made by calling 815-363-9900. A second location previously run by KishHealth System at the DeKalb County Health Department at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road will open Jan. 2. Center for Family Health was temporarily closed by KishHealth System and re-

opened when federal funding was received by Greater Elgin Family Care Center from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to support both locations. GEFCC will run each location. The center will be open six days a week, beginning at 8 a.m. each day with evening appointments Monday through Thursday until 7:30 p.m. Patients also can walk-in for care at either locations, and same-

day appointments are available for existing patients. Quest Diagnostics will offer a full service laboratory for the center. Obstetric care, ultrasounds, Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment and WIC services by the Health Department are all in the planning stages and will be offered early next year. For information, call 815363-9900 or visit www.gefcc.org.

can schedule an appointment and bring their donation on the day of their appointment. They will be given an additional $25 off of their glasses order or $10 off their contacts order. Prairie Eyecare is at 3272 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. For information, call 815-756-3010.

several years ago. For information, call Sharen Petros-Szula at 815-263-5580.

with recovery efforts after last month’s deadly tornadoes. The Illinois Department of Corrections said department staff and inmates have helped with debris removal. Altogether, 113 inmates took part in the cleanup efforts in the small communities of Gifford and Brookport. The crews will head next to the city of Diamond on Tuesday.

8BRIEFS Prairie Eyecare accepting donations for charities DeKALB – Prairie Eyecare is accepting donations for several charitable events for the holiday season, according to a news release. “We are so grateful for the wonderful support our community has shown us,” the news release stated. “We felt it was only right to show our gratitude by giving back this holiday season. Donations are being accepted for Toys for Tots until Dec. 16. The toy and clothing drive is seeking unwrapped toys and new clothing, especially for children between 12 and 17, according to the news release. Donations of nonperishable food for a food drive for The Salvation Army will be taken until Dec. 31. Prairie Eyecare encourages people to drop of their donations and receive a gift as thanks. No appointments are necessary. People in need of an exam

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Twin Tavern in DeKalb plans a food, coat drive DeKALB – Twin Tavern will hold a food drive Saturday. Residents are encouraged to bring canned goods, nonperishable food and gently-used coats to the food drive at 1028 S. Fourth St., DeKalb. The drive starts at 9 a.m. and lasts all day, said Sharen Petros-Szula, with Twin Tavern. The food will go to The Salvation Army. Twin Tavern, a locally-owned business, has been holding food drives for four years. Petros-Szula said the drive is done in the honor of the original owner, Peter Petros, who died

– Felix Sarver

DHL breaks ground on new O’Hare cargo facility CHICAGO – DHL has broken ground on a $35 million cargo facility at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Mayor Rahm Emanuel took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility Friday. The DHL Global Forwarding Center will have offices and more than 420,000 square feet of warehouse space. It will be the largest facility of its type for the company inside the United States. The city said the project will create hundreds of construction jobs and bring 500 permanent jobs to Chicago.

Illinois inmates aid tornado recovery efforts SPRINGFIELD – Illinois state prison inmates are among those who have been helping

asked. “We’re working with a building that opened in 1967 and our expectations have changed in 2013.” Some of the problems that need to be addressed include outdated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; single-pane windows; a lack of cabling for computer and electrical uses; and improving water service. “I wouldn’t want to put a specific time burden on these renovations,” Moore said. “I would rather have good decisions than quick decisions.”

Opinions split on success of Chicago schools transition By MARTHA IRVINE

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Early discussions also include moving council chambers, where court is held on Mondays, from the second floor to the first. Public Works Director T.J. Moore said another option would be to move the courtroom/council chambers across the street to the annex. Moore said an architectural assessment of the building was done in 2012. He said any renovation plans are a matter of setting priorities. “What are the goals we want to accomplish?” Moore

CHICAGO – Devion Allen peers wistfully through a door window at the school he used to attend. Those who live outside his gritty, violence-plagued neighborhood might dismiss this towering brick building as just another failing urban school. But to the eighth-grader, the school across the street from his mom’s subsidized apartment was a haven – “like a family,” he says. To the administrators of Chicago Public Schools, though, the neighborhood school was underutilized and underperforming – one of 47 public schools that closed in the city in June, most of them in high-poverty neighborhoods with mostly minority populations. Two more will be phased out by the end of the school year. Allen left his school for the last time last summer, holding back tears as chaos and protests ensued. From that point on, the school, formerly known as Lafayette Elementary, became a symbol in a citywide and even national debate about the future course of public education. Soon, officials say, the empty building will likely house an arts high school operated as a contract school, publicly funded but privately run. “It’s not fair,” Allen said. He and many of his friends, meanwhile, have been shifted to a school about a half mile away, one that is smaller than their old school and jammed with twice as many students as it had last school year. Officials have dubbed it a “welcoming school,” the name given to the Chicago schools that have taken in students from closed buildings. The idea was to send displaced students to schools with better test scores, combining forces to give them a better shot at a good education. That appears to be happening at some of the combined schools, where those involved say they’re making the best of a challenging situation. Overall, Chicago Public Schools officials say the transition has been going smoothly and insist that, as they’d hoped, most students are in

a better situation than they were before. “We’ve kept that promise,” said Denise Little, who leads the team that oversees the district’s principals. Some teachers and parents at welcoming schools, however, tell a very different story. They complain that overcrowding and an overall lack of support is making the transition rough. The Chopin School, where Allen attends, is so packed that the staff there has had to give up the very amenities this transition was supposed to provide – the computer lab, the library and art and music rooms. The school’s psychologist, occupational therapist and speech pathologist also are working in windowless, unvented spaces that were formerly storage closets. Sometimes, students are tested there. Special education students also have suffered, say teachers and student advocates. At least one school that has dozens of new special ed students, the Courtenay Language Arts Center, has yet to set up a behavioral health team to assess those children’s needs in a faster, more organized way, staff members say. And teacher Michael Flynn says his school is using a room not much larger than one of those closets as a special education room for 13 children because there’s simply no other option. “There’s not enough space. There’s not enough resources,” said Flynn, a longtime seventh-grade literature and social studies teacher at the James Otis World Language Academy, a welcoming school northwest of downtown Chicago. Despite the school’s name, the world languages teacher was among those who lost a classroom because of the space constraints and, instead, travels from room to room. It’s an atmosphere, Flynn says, that has done little to help the colliding worlds meld – and that he and others fear might doom some welcoming schools to the same fate as those that closed. “There’s all this pressure to outperform yourself from last year, even though you’ve taken in all these kids from tough situations,” Flynn said. “I don’t know how you do that.”

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Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors WASHINGTON – Five artists who have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children are being honored with this year’s Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and opera star Martina Arroyo were awarded the nation’s highest honors Sunday for influencing American culture through music, while Shirley MacLaine is being honored for her impact on stage and screen.

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Insurance agents feeling left out of ‘Obamacare’ By KELLI KENNEDY The Associated Press MIAMI – When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government’s hotline and tried to finish the application. But the operator refused to credit Fristoe as an agent on the application, meaning he wouldn’t get the commission or be listed as the follow-up contact if his client needed help again later. The Wichita Falls, Texas, insurance agent is one of many brokers around the country finding frustration as they try to help customers navi-

gate the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces while earning the commissions they’ve long built their businesses around. Some insurers and insurance agents are calling on President Barack Obama’s administration to allow them to bypass healthcare.gov and enroll consumers directly amid growing complaints about problems with enrollment information generated from the website. The so-called “back-end” problems could mean that consumers who think they’ve successfully signed up for a health plan, may find themselves unable to access their coverage come January. The problems include enrollment information that’s rendered practically useless by errors,

nation want to help these consumers get enrolled into the market.” Federal health officials announced Nov. 22 that they’d fixed some portions of the website to allow more insurers and insurance agents to enroll consumers directly. The feds are asking roughly 16 insurers, agents and brokers in Florida, Texas and Ohio to test it out and give detailed feedback about the fixes, hoping to expand it to other states in the coming weeks. Health officials have been vague about the scope of the botched applications insurers are receiving and what steps they’re taking to fix the problems. One bug related to Social Security numbers, which federal

duplication or garbles. Efforts to fix the issues are underway. Nearly 70,000 agents and brokers have been certified nationwide to sell health insurance on the federal exchange. Many say they could be the troubled health law’s best ambassadors with the potential to boost lackluster enrollment figures – only about 27,000 had enrolled via the federal website nationwide in the first month. But instead, many agents said they’re continually met by obstacles. “You look at this dismal number they have of how many people have enrolled on healthcare.gov,” said Fristoe. “If they would just relax and loosen up, because me and all of my associates across this

health officials said accounted for more than 80 percent of insurers’ problems, was fixed last weekend. But the problems have persisted, prompting the head of the National Association of Health Underwriters to write the president Tuesday, urging him to make additional fixes a priority, saying agents have a significant backlog of clients with incomplete applications. “We want to make it clear that a number of back-end technical obstacles still exist for health insurance agents and brokers trying to actively support the federal marketplace,” CEO Janet Trautwein said. Insurance industry executives also met with Obama last

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The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate’s minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama’s nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs. Despite last month’s Democratic power play, Senate Republicans retain the power to slow, though not derail, Obama’s appointments. Left unchanged were other rules the out-of-power party could use to grind the chamber’s work to an excruciating crawl. That ranges from requiring clerks to read voluminous bills and amendments to forcing repeated procedural votes. A two-week, year-end Senate session starts today in which Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., hopes to finish work on a modest budget deal, a defense bill and other lingering items. It also will be the first test of how Republicans respond to the changes. Today’s meeting marks the chamber’s first since irritable lawmakers left town Nov. 21 for their Thanksgiving break. Earlier that day, Democrats used their 55-45 edge to reshape how filibusters work, trimming the number of votes needed to halt procedural delays against most nominations from 60 to a simple majority.

month and encouraged him to let them take a more active role in enrolling consumers in the 36 states relying on the federal website. Brokers’ frustrations with the website are amplified by the pressure they face to add customers to offset reductions in their commissions under the law. Among the complaints, agents say the website isn’t always crediting brokers when they help enroll consumers – meaning they’re losing out on commissions. Once an application is started, consumers can’t go back and add a broker’s name if they help. Federal health officials said there are 975,000 customers who have started an application but not selected a plan.

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Emergency personnel respond to the scene of an accident Sunday on Interstate 94 south of Milwaukee. Snow caused treacherous driving conditions in southeastern Wisconsin.

Storm dumps snow, snarls traffic The ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA – A powerful storm that crept across the country dumped a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, threatening as much as a foot of snow in Delaware and New Jersey and raising concerns about a messy morning commute. The storm forced the cancellation of thousands of flights across the U.S. and slowed traffic on roads, leading to a number of accidents, including a fatal crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown that led to a series of fender-benders involving 50 cars.

What was forecast in the Philadelphia area to be a tame storm system with about an inch of snow followed by rain mushroomed into a full-blown snowstorm that snarled traffic along Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania from the Delaware to New Jersey state lines. The National Weather Service said the low pressure system from North Carolina north to New England was being fed by disturbances from the southwest and moist air off the Atlantic. The forecast called for the wintry mix to continue through Sunday night, turning to rain early Monday. Total snow accumulation in some sections of southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey could reach 9 to 11 inches,

while other areas could see as little as an inch or 2, said Valerie Meola, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. The snow fell so heavily in Philadelphia on Sunday that yard markers at Lincoln Financial Field – where the Eagles beat the Detroit Lions – were completely obscured. It was almost as bad in Pittsburgh, where the snow intensified after opening kickoff. Virginia, parts of West Virginia and the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area braced for blackouts under steady freezing rain, wet snow and sleet. Parts of northwest and southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia were getting snow, while sleet and freezing rain prevailed west and north of Richmond.

Nicole M. Henke, 40, of the 9900 block of Leland Road, Waterman, was charged Sunday, Dec. 8 with domestic battery. Richard S. Llamas, 42, of the 3300 block North Albany Avenue, Chicago, was charged Sunday, Dec. 8 with DUI. Richard G. Siebens, 33, of the 500 block of East Madison Street, Malta, was charged Friday, Dec. 6, with driving under the influence, operating an uninsured vehicle, no headlights and disobeying a traffic control device. Kevin A. Smith, 19, of the 1300 block of North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, was charged Thursday, Dec. 5, with unlawful drug paraphernalia possession and unlawful marijuana possession. Travaress D. Mitchell, 33, of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 5, for a warrant for contempt and a failure-to-appear warrant for driving while license suspended.

Sycamore Arturo M. Maldonado, 24, of Sycamore, was charged Saturday, Nov. 30, with aggravated DUI, aggravated driving while license revoked, having a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent and unlawful alcohol transportation. Manuel Garcia-Aguilar, 29, of Sycamore, was charged Thursday, Dec. 5, with domestic battery.

Northern Illinois University Traci N. Jennings, 19, of DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 4, for a warrant for disorderly conduct. Jerrell L. Holmes, 22, of Chicago, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with obstructing identification. Brian K. Miller, 20, of Oak Park, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with robbery. Alex J. Frutiger, 19, of Moline, was charged Wednesday, Dec. 4, with unlawful marijuana possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia possession. Steve Elmore, 21, of DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 4, for failure-to-appear warrants for traffic offenses. Qawmane C. Wilson, 24, of Chicago, was arrested Friday, Dec. 5, for a warrant for contempt of court.

8OBITUARIES MARY MARGARET MONTGOMERY Born: Jan. 11, 1922, in Esmond, Ill. Died: Dec. 7, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. DeKALB – Mary Margaret Montgomery, 91, of Esmond, Ill., died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Bethany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb. She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in the family farmhouse in Esmond, to Ralph and Tillie (Grider) Montgomery. Mary began her teaching career in a one-room

schoolhouse. After many years of teaching, she retired from Guilford Center in Rockford after 35 years of service, to care for her parents. Her mother and father were farmers. Mary was a member of the South Grove Women Farmers Association. Mary and her parents were lifelong members of Esmond United Methodist Church. She was very involved, playing the organ for services for years and teaching Sunday school classes. She loved to travel, especially her trip to Alaska. Mary loved gathering people together, planned many class and family reunions. She loved caring for animals, especially cats, and cultivated flowers on

their farm. Mary is survived by many cousins and their families. She also is survived by Mike Peterson of Rockford, who she treated like a son. He cared for her lawn and did errands for her. Mary also is survived by her neighbor, Shelly Brock of Esmond, who was her caregiver before she went into the nursing home. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her infant brother, Kermit. Special thanks to DeKalb County Hospice, especially Judy, her primary care nurse. Also to Bethany Healthcare, especially Nav, who went above and beyond to show her care to Mary.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Esmond United Methodist Church, 475 Eychaner Road, Esmond. The Rev. David Rogula will officiate the service. The visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, an hour prior to service. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery in Esmond. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Arrangements by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Sycamore Quiram Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. To send a condolence or share a memory, visit olsonfh.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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DHS presents Madrigal Dinners The DeKalb High School Music Department is preparing for its 26th annual Madrigal Dinners. This holiday event showcases the DeKalb High School Chamber Choir, an audition-only vocal ensemble of 26 singers directed by Travis Erikson. Outfitted in attire inspired by Italian 15th century Renaissance garments constructed by Donna Xidis-Schultz and the DeKalb Theater Costumers, the choir will perform a variety of a cappella music ranging from traditional Christmas carols and chansons from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Vocal and instrumental groups also performing include troubadours, pages, a brass

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The DeKalb High School madrigal choir performs at Brooks Elementary School in DeKalb on Nov. 26. ensemble, a string quartet and jesters to entertain. Three Madrigal Dinners will be offered this year: Sat-

urday at DeKalb High School and Dec. 20 and 21 at Northern Illinois University’s Altgeld Hall. Seating begins

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at 5:30 p.m. and the processional begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s performance cost $20 for adults and students and $10 for a children’s meal for ages 10 and younger. This meal will be catered by Nat’s on Maple. A vegetarian meal is available upon request. Tickets for the performances at Altgeld Hall cost $30 for adults and students and $12 for a children’s meal for ages 10 and younger. A vegetarian meal is available upon request. Call Angel Smith at 815-754-2120 to order tickets before Wednesday. There will be gallery and balcony seating for both events on a first-come, firstserved basis. Cost is $5.

Christmas comes to Kirkland Saturday The Greater Area Kirkland Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas in Kirkland from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Alpine Bank. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. by horsedrawn wagon and will be at the bank to visit with children of all ages. Attendees are invited to take pictures of their children with Santa Claus. The horsedrawn wagon will be available for free

rides during the celebration. The Hiawatha Schools Band and Chorus will provide holiday music at the bank. Hiawatha schoolchildren in grades kindergarten through eighth participated in an art and essay contest. Prizes of $25 will be awarded to a winner in each grade level. Student art and essay prizes, and home-lighting contest prizes will be awarded at the Alpine

Bank at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Holiday refreshments will be served. The Kirkland United Methodist Church will serve its annual Holiday Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Paper products are requested for a donation to the Kirkland Food Pantry. The meal costs $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for children younger than 4.

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The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association will host a Holiday Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Discover DAAHA and explore the exhibits on display in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. DAAHA is collecting and sharing the rich history of agricultural innovation in northern Illinois. Current exhibits explore the transformation of corn since 1917 and the technology developed to make the transformation possible. Call 815-756-8737 or email daaha.inc@gmail.com for more information.

8BRIEFS Candlelight vigil for those fighting cancer Relay For Life of DeKalb County will hold its second Luminaria Vigil on Thursday at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore. The vigil is being held to honor and remember those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their fight. The luminaria bags also will be used during the Relay For Life of DeKalb County event in June. Luminaria are bags that are purchased for $10 and are lit during the ceremony. This ceremony will be somewhat unique from the traditional ceremony held during Relay For Life. Onsite luminaria sales will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Kishwaukee Bible Church in downtown Sycamore, and the ceremony will begin shortly after. Relay For Life is a global movement in the fight against cancer and DeKalb County is planning for its 18th Relay season. To purchase a luminarium in advance, visit www.relayforlife. org/dekalbil or call Erica Gilligan at the American Cancer Society office in Batavia at 630-8799009.

Spex Expressions helping Hope Haven To support healthy vision through nutrition, Spex Expressions will collect canned and dry goods from now through Sunday, with all items to benefit Hope Haven. A collection box is located in the practice at 2570 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. A sample list of items needed includes peanut butter, jelly, canned meat, canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, rice, beans, hearty soup, pasta, spaghetti sauce, cereal, canned fruits, canned vegetables, diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), infant formula, baby food, dental hygiene products and 100 percent juice. Everyone who brings in five nonperishable items will be entered into a drawing for a pair of free ZEISS eyeglass lenses,

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Benefit to determine culinary supremacy In its latest innovation to raise funds for the community project, Feed’em Soup Community Project is hosting its first-ever Dueling Chefs competition. For a unique dining experience, come enjoy the fine-dining showdown on Friday between Taxco’s Chef Jesus Romero and FES’s Chef Alex Smith. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., appetizers will begin at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit FES. Guests will be served three dishes from each chef. Tickets are going fast and are limited. Tickets cost $50 each (plus a $1 transaction fee for online orders). Get tickets at http://feedem-soup. myshopify.com/products/dueling-chefs-2013-ticket.

Welcome Café teams with Culver’s Culver’s will hold a fundraiser for the Welcome Café & Community Kitchen of DeKalb County from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. During these hours, the Welcome Café will receive 10 percent of all sales (inside and drive-through). If during this time, total sales exceeds $3,000, the Welcome Café will receive 15 percent. The Welcome Café & Community Kitchen of DeKalb County is a new nonprofit that serves a community brunch once a month. They also are raising funds to build a community kitchen that will be available for anyone to rent and prepare their own salsa, jams, cakes, etc. They also hope to be able to increase the number of brunches they can provide to members of the community for donation of any amount or for exchange.

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the second annual Lakeside Ice Fishing Seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Pokanoka’s Restaurant. The Crappie Professor, Jim Kopjo, will speak. He is a tournament ice fisherman who competes in several states. Kopjo will cover such topics as safety, ice jigs, bait, shanties, clothing, augers, depth finders, underwater cameras, rods and tackle, GPS and maps, and more. The entire seminar also will be viewable online at www.shabbonalake.com, YouTube.com and Facebook.com/ShabbonaLake through a live video feed. Check shabbonalake.com the day of the event for the link to view the video on the platform of your choice. All ice fishing tackle at the shop will be 10 percent off that day. If any items run out, they will be special-ordered at the discounted rate. There is no fee to attend the seminar, but a suggested donation of $5 per person will be collected at the end to cover the speaker’s costs.

Holiday house walk features five homes The Waterman Enhancement Group will present a house walk from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The walk will feature five Waterman homes, built between 1885 and 1980. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased at Waterman State Bank, 248 W. Lincoln Highway; 1803 Candles, 360 E. Lincoln Highway; Waterman Winery, 11582 Waterman Road; and Simply IRZSTBL, 200 W. Lincoln Highway. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Clinton Township Community Building. All ticket buyers age 21 and older will receive a complementary bottle of holiday wine from the Waterman Winery, while supplies last. The homes on the walk include 335 N. Elm St., 335 N. Hickory St., 330 N. Elm St., 460 N. Elm St. and 365 N. Elm

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St. Several homes will offer refreshments. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Rides cost $3 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Rides begin and end at the Waterman Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Cedar and Garfield streets. Waterman Presbyterian also will serve a fireside lunch of chili, chicken salad sandwiches and hot apple cider from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with proceeds to support the NICE food pantry. Waterman State Bank will host an open house with refreshments during the same hours as the house walk.

Register now for Master Gardener training If gardening is your passion, and you would like to be part of a team that contributes to keeping Illinois communities educated and beautiful, consider becoming a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener. To become a Master Gardener, you must apply and be accepted into your local county Extension program. Upon acceptance, volunteers take the Master Gardener Core Training. After completing the core course, Master Gardener

interns are required to volunteer a minimum of 60 hours over two years in their community. Certified Master Gardeners are those who have completed their classroom training and internship. To remain an active Master Gardener, you must complete 10 hours of continuing education and 30 hours of volunteer service each year. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be set up with Extension staff. Applicants must complete an application, interview, and screening by Friday to be eligible for 2014 training. Master Gardener training for 2014 will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15 through April 2, at the Boone County University of Illinois Extension office in Belvidere. In-person training costs $175 and includes the Master Gardener manual. An online option ($250) also is available. For information, contact program coordinator Bethany Macarus at the University of Illinois Extension at 815-7588194, visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mg/ or stop by the Extension office in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau building at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore.

December workshops offered at Art Attack The Art Attack of Sycamore will host the following workshops in December. • Learn how to use ribbons – shear, thick or thin, beads of all types and even some found objects to create a tiered necklace. This workshop costs $22 and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. • Share a favorite message or honor someone special with a message mug. Learn how to do the lettering how to make them last. All ages are welcome. The workshop will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, with drop-in sessions. Stay and make as many as you want for $9 a mug or preregister for four and pay only $30. • Use a large canvas to create a “All is Calm, All is Bright” holiday decoration that can be used for years to come. This class for adults will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Bring a friend, bottle of wine and a special appetizer and make it a great evening. Cost is $35 and includes all supplies. The Art Attack is located at 215 W. Elm St., Sycamore. Register by calling 815-899-9440, or email sycamoreartattack@ comcast.net.

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Daily Chronicle / Daily-Chronicle.com Monday Free blood pressure clinics: no registration required. • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Valley West Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. 815-786-3962 or www.valleywest.org. • 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Mom’s Time Out: 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Prairie School, Sycamore. This recreational program provides children with a safe and structured place to play and socialize with other children. For ages 18 months to 7. Cost for residents is $9, nonresidents cost $11 per day. Call the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202. DeKalb Chess Club: 6 to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St., DeKalb. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. Equipment is provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own. info@dekalbchess.com or visit www.DeKalbChess.com. Bedtime Story Time: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Participants can wear pajamas. Call Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. General Book Club: 7 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library, and refreshments are provided. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 270, or email teresai@dkpl.org. Paper Trees Craft: 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Wednesday (bilingual) in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org.

DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission: 7 p.m. at the Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. dcvac@dekalbcounty.org, 815-7568129, www.dekalbcounty.org/VAC/. Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241: 7:30 p.m. in the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport corporate hangers. www.EAA241. org. Contact: Rose Ellen May at 815375-1772. Everyone with an aviation interest, pilots and non-pilots alike, are invited to attend meetings, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. St. Charles Singles Club: 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Villa Olivia, 1401 W. Lake St. (Route 64), Bartlett. Singles age 40 and older from all towns are invited. Admission, $6 for members, $10 for visitors. A professional dance lesson begins at 6:30 p.m. for $3. 630-407-7424 or visit www. stcharlessinglesclub.com. Tuesday Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary: 7 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive in DeKalb. Contact: Becky Beck Ryan, president, 815758-3800. Tales for Twos: 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Program lasts 20 to 25 minutes. Call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Holiday Wreath Craft: 10 a.m. today and 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Teacher in the Library: 4 to 5:15 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Those who register will receive homework assistance. Sign up in advance at dkpl.org, 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or the youth services desk. Magic Muffins – Discuss a Book: 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. “The Giver,” by Lois Lowery – books are available in Youth Services. Limit of 12 tweens (ages 10 to 14). Email darcyt@dkpl. org or call 815-756-9568, ext. 250. DeKalb Area Toastmasters: 7

p.m. Check the website calendar for meeting location. For adults who want to practice public and extemporaneous speaking, networking, leadership and mentoring. For more information about meetings, visit www.dekalbtoastmasters.org, or call Larry at 815-756-2867. Kishwaukee Valley Barbershop Chorus rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-895-5955 or 815-7563004. Male singers of all ages are invited to learn to sing in harmony. Wednesday Master Networkers Chapter, Sycamore Business Network International: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore. Offers an opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact: Jon Bockman, president, at 815-793-1832. Sycamore High School Class of 1944 reunion over coffee: 10 a.m. at Towne Square Restaurant, 351 N. Main St. in Sycamore. Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. No sign-up necessary and walkins are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl.org. Kishwaukee Kiwanis: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkins Park Community Room in DeKalb. www.KishKiwanis.org. Contact: Amy Polzin at APolzin87@yahoo.com. DeKalb Noon Lions Club: Noon in the Blackhawk East Cafeteria at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Members welcome all interested people. E-Book Help! Lab: 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Youth Services at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Download e-books to your e-book readers or mobile devices. No sign-up required. 815-756-9568, ext. 220, or email dkplref@dkpl.org. Chess Game Play: 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore. Free, open chess game play, all ages and skill levels are welcome. info@

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dekalbchess.com or visit www. DeKalbChess.com. Paper Players Crafters: 6 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Meet in the Tween Nook to create an 8x8 scrapbook layout and a new card. Sign up at www.dkpl.org/events, or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220, there is a limit of 10 participants. Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club: 7 p.m. at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. The club invites DeKalb County cyclists to attend its rides, programs and other events throughout the year. programs@ fvbsc.org. Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club: 7 to 9 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 1200 S. Malta Road, DeKalb. www.kish-club.org/vetesting.html. Sycamore Lions Club: 7 p.m. at MVP’s Regale Center, 124 1/2 S. California St., for service-minded men and women interested in improving their community. Information can be found at www.sycamorelions.org or call Jerome at 815-501-0101. Bingo nights: 7:15 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. Contact: Robert Fleetwood at 815-895-2679. Open to the public. Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem DeKalb Shrine 47: 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple, Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. Thursday Bilingual Story Time: 10 a.m. in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For children ages 0 to 5. Contact Youth Services at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. Prayer Connection: 10 a.m. at 17535 Mount Hunger Road, Sycamore. 815-895-9431. Stitch Niche Club: 5 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Learn how to crochet or share your favorite pastime. Contact Darcy at 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email darcyt@dkpl.org. Wildcard – White Elephant Game: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. For DeKalb area teens only. Have weird, unwanted stuff laying

around your home? Wrap it up and bring it in. For more information, call 815-756-9568, ext. 250, or email darcyt@dkpl.org. Computer Basics Class: 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Sign up online or at the Reference Desk or call 815-756-9568, ext. 220. Sycamore American Legion Post 99 member meeting: 7 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Veterans Memorial Home, 121 S. California St., Sycamore. For more information, call 815-895-2931, email janderson@ parentpetroleum.com or visit www. sycamorevetsclub.org/americanlegion.htm. DeKalb Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. in the Vista Room at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. Contact: Tom Riley at 815756-6686. Friday Bunco!: 12:15 p.m. in the senior lounge at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Cost to play is $1. Peace vigil: 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice Peace Circle follows at 6 p.m. 815-758-0796. Elburn Lions Club Bingo: Doors open at 5 p.m. at 500 Filmore St. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the first of four progressive raffles. Regular Bingo games start at 7 p.m. and include two split the pot games. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds go toward Elburn Lions Charities for the sight and hearing impaired. 630365-6315. Troop support rally: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Street and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, across from Memorial Park. DAWC activities and gallery viewings: 7 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Contact: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu. All are invited to events; an entrance with an accessible lift is near the alley north of the building. Free parking is located at 415 N. 11th St., a half block south of the center.

Saturday 2nd Annual Operation Pack the Bus Food Drive: 8 a.m. to noon at Genoa-Kingston High School, downtown Genoa and Piggly Wiggly. Look for the Big Yellow Buses. Help to pack the shelves of the Genoa-Kingston food pantry. Accepted are non-perishable food, personal hygiene products and monetary donations also welcome to purchase gift cards for meat. Second Chance Crafts Day: 10 a.m. to noon in the Youth Services Department at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Missed a fun craft because it was at the wrong time or on the wrong day? Now you have another chance to create something fun, while supplies last. Younger children should have an adult present to assist with any cutting or gluing required. Call 815-756-9568 ext. 250, or email theresaw@dkpl. org. Saturday Cinema: 2 p.m. in the meeting room at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. Film will be “The Polar Express,” rated G. Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments. No registration to this free event. Sunday Rockford Writers’ Guild: 1 to 3 p.m. at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent St., Rockford. DeKalb County writers are invited to meet with peers at monthly guild meetings. The guild schedule – complete with maps and directions is available at www.rockfordwritersguild.com; click on “Meetings and Events for Writers.” Society for Creative Anachronism events: Visit www.carraigban.org or call 815-739-5788 or 815-986-5403 for other information. Middle Ages-Renaissance history re-enactors and those interested in “stepping into the past” are welcome. • Armored fighting practice: 4:30 p.m. behind Stevenson North at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

8COMMUNITY SERVINGS DeKalb County Salvation Army food pantry: 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Ninth and Grove streets in DeKalb. For DeKalb County residents only. Call 815-756-4308 or email gary_billings@usc.salvationarmy.org. Sycamore Food Pantry: Noon to 7 p.m. Monday at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. 815-895-9113. Feed my Sheep Pantry: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb. 815-758-3203. All are welcome. Feed’em Soup Community Project Free Community Meals: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 122 S. First St., DeKalb. These meals are free to anyone in need.

People wishing to volunteer can visit www.FeedEmSoup.org and fill out a short contact form to receive updates about volunteer needs. Groups wishing to volunteer or spearhead events, such as food drives, for Feed’em Soup Community Project, can send email to Info@FeedemSoup.org. NIU Knights of Columbus 5572 fish dinners: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Newman Center, 512 Normal Road, DeKalb. The entrees are fish, Louisiana shrimp, fish and shrimp, grilled cheese and fries and macaroni and cheese. Salad, bread, vegetable medley, mashed potato, twice baked potato, baked potato, homemade desserts and coffee are also served with each entree. Beer, wine and pop are also available. $8 –

fish, $8 – shrimp, $10 – fish and shrimp, $5 – grilled cheese and fries and $5 – macaroni and cheese. Breakfast with Santa: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. Kingston. Featuring a special menu for kids and a special treat. Lions Club and the Boy Scout Troop 39 of Waterman All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Waterman Community Building on Highway 30. Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice. Cost: $7 for adults; $4.50 for children ages 4 to 12; and free for children younger than 4. Profits will go to fund charities and activities within and around the community. To purchase early discount tickets, contact Mark Fenske at

8SUPPORT GROUPS Monday Big Book Study AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m. at Senior Services Center, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb; 815-758-4718. Job & Career Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sycamore Public Library board room, 103 E. State St. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:45 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road in Burlington. 847-833-6908. Safe Passage Domestic Violence support group: 815-756-5228; www.safepassagedv.org. 12 & 12 AA(C): 6 p.m. at Sycamore Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Group Hope: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the private dining room at Rochelle Community Hospital. 815-398-9628. “Journey” adult grief support group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. This free ongoing group is open to attendees of a previous group who feel the need for continued support for all losses – death of a spouse, parent, sibling, friend. Offered are grief education, validation and a connection with others on similar paths. Contact: Sue Rankin, DeKalb County Hospice, 815-756-3000. www.dekalbcountyhospice.org. 12 Step & 12 Traditions AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb; www. firstumc.net. Back to Basics AA(C): 7 p.m. at Union Congregational, 305 S. Gage St., Somonauk. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. ADD/ADHD adult support group: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive in DeKalb. For diagnosed adults and parents of diagnosed children; registration required – call Family Service Agency, 815-7588616. Expect A Miracle AA: 8 p.m. open meeting at United Methodist, Third and South streets, Kirkland. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com. We Are Not Saints AA(C): 8 p.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. com.

Tuesday Easy Does It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Healing Expressions: 10 a.m. to noon at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, 10 Health Services Drive, DeKalb. Cancer patients, caregivers and family members can express feelings and thoughts about the cancer experience through structured visual art activities, guided imagery and writing. Registration is required; call 815-748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs. Men and Women Impacted by Cancer Networking Group: 10 to 11 a.m. in the Valley West Medical Office Building, 11 E. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants also is required. Call 815-748-2958 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs. Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital. Becky Sisler, registered dietitian, will teach tips, strategies and simple recipes that nourish and care for those with cancer. Caretakers and patients are welcome. This group is free and registration is required. For more information, visit www.kishhospital. org/programs or call 815-748-2958. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group: 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. Genoa Taking Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 p.m. weigh-in and 6:30 p.m. meetings at CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road. 815784-3480. Hinckley Big Book Study AA(C): 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Women’s “Rule #62 Group”: 6 p.m. at Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore. For information, call Kathy at 815-756-6655. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Better Off Sober AA(C): 6:30 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com.

Grief Education and Support: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Homebound Healthcare, 1625 Bethany Road, Sycamore. Meeting will include a dinner and dessert. 815-793-2815 Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815739-1950. 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 located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Veterans Peer Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m. at Ben Gordon Center, 12 Health Services Drive in DeKalb; www.bengordoncenter.org. For information about the free group, call 815-756-4875 or 815-793-6972. Smoky Mirror AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. at 1201 Twombly Road in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; 815-964-5959. Program of Recovery AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Wednesday Caregiver Networking Group: 8 to 9 a.m. at the Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts Conference Center. The group is open to spouses and other caregivers of individuals with cancer. No registration required. www. kishhospital.org; 815-748-8962. Fresh Beginnings AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. New Beginnings AA(C): 10 a.m. at 120 Main St., Kingston. 800-4527990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 24-Hour-A-Day Brown Bag AA(C): 12:05 p.m. at Newman Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Weight Watchers: 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Watchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. Safe Passage Domestic Violence

815-751-5751, Jerry Kaus at 815-769-2015, or any Lions Club member or Troop 39 Boy Scout. Monthly community breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S Main St. $7 for adults, $3 for children younger than 4. Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits & gravy, corned beef hash, bacon & sausage, fruit cups, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Carry outs available. Contact: Kingston Friendship Center at 815-784-3921. NICE pantry: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment other days at 346 S. County Line Road in Lee. Contact: 815-8242228. Knights’ Saturday Burgers and More: 11

a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeKalb Knights of Columbus Hall, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway. Open to the public. Burger buffet: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. Hamburger or cheeseburger with chips are available or sandwich and buffet. The buffet includes potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Proceeds help fund community projects and scholarships. VFW breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. This all-you-can-eat breakfast costs $8 and is free for children younger than 6. The menu includes scrambled eggs, french toast, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, chipped beef, fruit cocktail and coffee, milk and juice.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous closed meetings, call 800-452-7990 or visit www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Taylor St., DeKalb, 800-452-7990; Community Center, 525 N. Main St. support group; 815-756-5228; Call Conley Outreach at 630-365www.safepassagedv.org. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 2880 for directions and monthly Came to Believe AA(C): 6 p.m. There is a Solution AA(C): 8 topics. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. p.m. at Kingston Friendship Center, Sandwich Steppers AA(C): 7 p.m. 120 Main St. 800-452-7990; www. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; at Fox Valley Community Center, www.dekalbalanoclub.com. dekalbalanoclub.com. 1406 Suydam Road. 800-452-7990; North Avenue Pass It On AA(C): Day PAA(C): 9 p.m. at DeKalb www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 6:30 p.m. at North Ave. Baptist Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., A Friend Of Bill’s AA(C): 8 p.m. Church, 301 North Ave., Sycamore. DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanodekalbalanoclub.com. N. State St., Genoa, 800-452-7990; club.com. Saturday www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 N. First Overeaters Anonymous WalkFederated Church, 612 W. State St., St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna.org; and-Talk meeting: 8 to 9 a.m. at Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. 815-964-5959. The Federated Church, 612 W. State Hopefuls AA(C): 8 p.m. at DeKalb dekalbalanoclub.com. St. in Sycamore. www.oa.org; ConClosed Discussion AA: 8 p.m. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., tact: Marilyn at 815-751-4822. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. DeKalb. 800-452-7990; www. It Is What It Is AA(C): 9 a.m. at Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; dekalbalanoclub.com. St. Catherine’s Church, 340 S. Stott www.dekalbalanoclub.com. St., Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. Thursday dekalbalanoclub.com. Friday Safe Passage Domestic Violence As Bill Sees It AA(C): 9:30 a.m. Sexaholics Anonymous-DeKalb: support group: 815-756-5228; at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Christ Commuwww.safepassagedv.org. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; nity Church, 1600 E. Lincoln HighBack To Basics AA(C): 9:30 a.m. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. way, DeKalb. This 12-step recovery at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. Learning to Live Al-Anon program is for Internet addiction. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; group: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at NewContact: 815-508-0280. SA.org. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. man Catholic Center annex, Normal Pass It On AA(C): 9:30 a.m. at Breastfeeding Group: 10 to 11:30 Road in DeKalb; llc904@hotmail. a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Roberts DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. com. Conference Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Narcotics Anonymous: 10 to 11 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. DeKalb. Mothers and babies are a.m. at United Church of Christ, 615 There is a Solution Too AA: 12:05 welcome at this free, drop-in group. N. First St. in DeKalb; www.rragsna. p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 www.kishhospital.org/programs; org; 815-964-5959. E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; 815-748-8962. Back to Basics AA: 6:30 p.m. at www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Cancer Support Group: 10 to Cortland United Methodist Church, B.Y.O.B. Big Book – 12 & 12 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Hospital Discussion AA(C): 6 p.m. at DeKalb 45 Chestnut Ave., Cortland. 800Cancer Center, DeKalb. Learn more 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. Area Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St., about cancer from fellow patients, com. DeKalb, 800-452-7990; www. caregivers and trained staff in a AA Speaker Open Meeting: 8 dekalbalanoclub.com. safe and encouraging environment p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 Big Book Discussion AA(C): 7 at this free, drop-in group. www. E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; p.m. at Newman Catholic Student kishhospital.org/programs; 815www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Center, 521 Normal Road, DeKalb. 748-2958. Saturday Night AA(C): 10 p.m. at 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoTake Off Pounds Sensibly: 4:30 312 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452to 5:30 p.m. weigh-in and 5:30-6:30 club.com. 7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Nursing moms’ network: 7:15 p.m. meeting at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. to 9 p.m. at Valley West CommuSunday nity Hospital. Topics of the free Call Lydia Johnson, chapter leader, 24 Hours a Day AA(C): 9:30 a.m. meetings of La Leche of Sandwich 815-895-4618. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. include the advantages of breastKeep It Simple AA(C): 6 p.m. Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; feeding, arrival of the newborn, at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. nutrition and weaning. Call Connie, Taylor St., DeKalb. 800-452-7990; Steps And Traditions AA(C): 815-498-3431. www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 23, Fox Valley AA(C): 7:30 p.m. at One Day Café AA(C): 6 p.m. Genoa. 800-452-7990; www. Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. at Waterman United Methodist dekalbalanoclub.com. Main St., Sandwich. 800-452-7990; Church, 210 W. Garfield St. 800No Longer Hopeless AA(C): 7:30 www.dekalbalanoclub.com. 452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub. p.m. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 County Line Group Big Book com. E. Taylor, DeKalb. 800-452-7990; AA(C): 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Weight Watchers: 6 p.m. weighwww.dekalbalanoclub.com. 121 N. Sycamore St., Maple Park. in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Weight Any Lengths AA(C): 8 p.m. at 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoWatchers Store, 2583 Sycamore Federated Church, 612 W. State St., club.com. Road, (near Aldi) DeKalb. One Day At A Time AA(C): 8 p.m. Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www. Grieving Parent Support Group: dekalbalanoclub.com. at DeKalb Area Alano Club, 312 E. 7 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn


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Santa Claus walks down an aisle looking to give children treats Sunday during the Heroes and Helpers event at Target in DeKalb.

Officer: ‘It’s a chance to give back’ • GIFTS Continued from page A1 Association gave about 42 children such as Audra $100 and the chance to go shopping with officers from the DeKalb Police Department. It was all part of the third annual Heroes and Helpers program, which doubled in participation this year. For Chad McNett, the police department’s community relations officer, it was a good problem to have. “That means more people know about it and more people are willing to help out and give donations,” he said. About 15 officers came to Target to guide the children and their families through the aisles and make sure whatever they grabbed was under each person’s $100 budget. Lyndale “Cody” Roberts, 6, was eager to find toys as he rode down the store aisles on a shopping

cart. Trying to keep up with him was his helper, DeKalb police Officer John Loechel, who joined the police department about nine months ago. “It’s wonderful,” Loechel said about Heroes and Helpers. “I know it’s a cliche answer but it’s a chance to give back and help out the community.” Some of the toys Cody got for himself was a Nerf gun and a tall Darth Vader doll. Heroes and Helpers not only allows children to shop for Christmas presents but also expose them to police officers in a positive way, said Brian Wedoff, assets protection group leader at the Target Distribution Center. He said the volunteers at Target will wrap up the gifts the children choose for themselves and the police will bring it to them on Christmas. “We provide presents for

family that otherwise may not have any or definitely make sure they have something under the tree this year,” he said. Audra’s mother, Heather Lehnert, who works as a hair stylist, said her husband has been out of work for more than a year and most of what they have goes toward medical expenses. Audra has Kabuki syndrome, a heart condition, and other health problems, she said. “I think it’s good because they won’t get scared [of the police],” Lehnert said. “And it helps because they otherwise wouldn’t have had this.” Lehnert’s son Trevor got to shop as well, but he wasn’t just finding toys for himself. He also was finding items for others, such as his sister. “I can see in his basket he’s got toys for her,” she said. “… Before we came here he asked, ‘Mommy, what do you want for Christmas?’ ”

over how to protect vulnerable members from casting a difficult vote, the fallout could have impact on the balance of power in the General Assembly if Democrats sacrifice enough seats next year to lose their thin supermajorities in each chamber. The overall Democratic majorities are considered safe given the state’s Democratic drawn political districts. But Democrats hold just slim, three-fifths supermajorities in the House, where they have 71 of 118 seats, and in the Senate, where they hold 40 of 59 seats, giving them veto-proof cushions to pass legislation. Those margins could become even more valuable if a Republican defeats Quinn next year. “It wouldn’t surprise me for the Democrats to lose a few seats in the House,” said Kent Redfield, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois Springfield, noting “the pension thing does not help.” After years of inaction and delay in the General Assembly, the final vote in favor of pension reform offered some surprises. Three of four GOP gubernatorial candidates, prominent members of the business community, as well U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, the state’s top elected Republican – all came out in opposition to the legislation, most saying it didn’t go far enough in saving the state money. That pressure posed a dilemma for House

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago (left), talks with Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs (right), during a Pension Committee hearing Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs, who helped craft the plan but found fewer votes among his caucus than he expected. The 15 House Republicans in favor was seven fewer than the number who supported a similar plan in the same chamber last spring. Rep. Tom Cross, of Oswego, a former House GOP leader now running for state treasurer, was one unexpected no vote. Like others, he received calls from top campaign donors opposing the plan, but said he opposed it because “it didn’t fix the problem.” The proposal would push back the retirement age for workers age 45 and under on a sliding scale. The current annual 3 percent costof-living increases for retirees would be replaced with smaller annual adjustments for the highest earners. Some workers would have the option of freezing their pension and starting a 401(k)-style defined contribution plan. The plan also guarantees funding

for the state’s retirement systems. Labor unions are expected to challenge the plan’s constitutionality. In the end, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Democrats provided 47 of the 62 votes needed for passage, requiring the support of liberal caucus members who had opposed earlier efforts because of union opposition. For some of them, re-election now may be tougher. For instance, union officials already have said that firstterm state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch of Hillside may have lost future endorsements or contributions for his yes vote. Welch, who opposed earlier reform measures, is facing a primary challenge from Antoinette “Toni” Gray of Maywood, an insurance agency owner. “It was probably the most difficult vote I’ve cast,” said Welch, a 12-year school board member. The deal, while not perfect, “was the right thing for Illinois,” he said.

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Daily Chronicle • www.daily-chronicle.com • Page A9 • Monday, December 9, 2013

8 ANOTHER VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

A little-noticed benefit of health care reform

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pension ‘reform’ unfortunate

hike. They promised us it would get our fiscal house in order. But what happened? We’re actually worse now than we were before the tax increase! The bill contains no guarantee that the moneys will be spent wisely, and if history is any guide, they won’t be. I’m concerned that Gov. Quinn and the Democrat-controlled legislature will use the money to expand government, not pay off old bills. I also voted against this bill because of how retirees and public sector employees were treated. For years, they did their part, faithfully making their pension contributions. And now, when the state is dramatically changing the promises it made to them, workers and employees were shut out of the process. That’s not right. I value the service and sacrifices made by our public sector employees and retirees. Remember what Nancy Pelosi famously said about Obamacare, as it was ramrodded through Congress: “We need to pass this bill to find out what’s in it.” Obviously, there’s been a lot of “buyer’s remorse” from that decision. We should have learned our lesson!

To the Editor: Last week, the state legislature took the unfortunate step of passing major pension “reform” legislation that few had the chance to fully understand. The 300+ page bill was crafted behind closed doors – and the ink was barely dry – when it was plopped on lawmakers’ desks one day before they were asked to vote on it. Many are wondering why the vote was scheduled the day after the filing period for candidates to be on the March ballot. Not to be cynical, this looks bad. The public deserves to know what their elected officials are voting on. That’s why I’ve been a proponent of 72 hours public notice before the legislature votes on any state budget. This $160 billion proposal – which spans generations – deserved nothing less. But my call for hearings went unheeded. I voted against this bill for several reasons. First, I don’t believe it was drafted to meet constitutional standards, and stands a very real chance of being struck down by the courts. I’m also very concerned about how the moneys “saved” by this bill will be spent. Senator Kirk W. Dillard We all know what happened Illinois State Senator (R-Hinsdale) with the 67 percent income tax Republican Candidate for Governor

This can eliminate waste. Each item must be justified annually or eliminated. There are no “autoTo the Editor: matic across the board” increases. I am the “other” Republican It would require that budgets be candidate for nomination to the rebuilt new each cycle, eliminating DeKalb County Board in District the current system of Line Item Nine, running against Mr. GenIncremental Budgeting. teman. I wish to respond to his Third, we must remember: recent letter, and I wish to comDeKalb County has many manment on it. dates placed upon it for service My wife and I moved to DeKalb by the State and Federal govin July 1977. Both of our children ernments. Many mandates are were born here and attended the unfunded by the parties that DeKalb public schools. My grandrequire them. In budgeting, then, son now also attends the DeKalb these become a priority as the public schools. I served on the legal costs of non-compliance will County Board for two terms over consume any expected savings if 20 years ago from District Nine. these mandates are not perFirst, Mr. Genteman’s description of District Nine is not entirely formed. Budget cutting must be accurate. It includes Peace Road as surgical. Fourth, there is one thing that its eastern boundary from Lincoln stands out about the Ninth District Highway. It follows Bethany Road and the adjacent areas: it has sufonly back to Sycamore Road, fered the greatest economic losses then down as he described until in recent years. Many factories and the flow of Sycamore Road into retail businesses have left the area. First Street. As such, it includes My past opponents both promsome Sycamore addresses (four ised to bring more “green” and to 10 voters each election period) “living-wage” jobs to the District. and some unincorporated areas. Where are they? Hy-Vee Foods, for example, is in Many of us agree that big govSycamore and in this district. ernment is not good for our future. Second, the county needs to But, if you asked my neighbors, adopt a more modern system many of them would agree that of budgeting. Most successful rebuilding DeKalb’s economy and corporations, as well as many creating real, good paying jobs government agencies and several should be a priority. other states, use this approach. It is called “Zero-Base Budgeting” Samuel-Louis Bandy, Jr. or “Zero-Balance Budgeting.” DeKalb

Republican candidate in County Board District Nine

Will Americans pay for ‘Made in the U.S.A.’? Wow, this T-shirt costs only $8. Great color. Problem is, your finger could punch a hole through it. In most Americans’ shopping experience, colors change and styles come and go, but there’s one constant: low quality and a sweatshop-country label. Much has been said lately about a flickering comeback in American apparel manufacturing. Walmart vows to raise its meager buying of American-made products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. American clothing names – New Balance and L.L. Bean, for instance – now proudly advertise some of their wares as domestically produced. Could an industry devastated by cheap imports come back? Americans are allegedly clamoring for more “made in USA” stuff. A poll shows almost half saying they’d pay an extra $5 to $20 for what’s now a $50 sweater if the garment were made here. But some skeptics doubt that consumers will act on these feelings. One is Marvin Greenberg, who spent many painful years in the garment business. As he sees it, consumers willing to pay more for betterand American-made clothes will remain a definite minority. The vast shopping public demands basement-scraping prices on twofor-one deals. Patriotism ends at the cash register. He’s seen it happen. “Back in the ’60s, there was a union protest in Fall River [Mass.] about saving jobs, stopping imports,” Greenberg recalls. “People carrying signs were wearing imported clothes.”

VIEWS Froma Harrop Fall River’s nickname is Spindle City, and it was there that Greenberg took over his father’s sweater factory. He made products for the Garland label and then ran its manufacturing operations in Fall River, Brockton, Mass., Warrenton, Ga., and Beaufort, S.C. He contracted with small manufacturers throughout the South. Then imports killed them. “I look around at all the empty factories here, down South,” he says. “They’re not coming back.” What about the supposedly revived interest in quality? “My contention is most shoppers don’t know quality,” Greenberg says. “They know style. They know logos.” Greenberg recounts how he once tried to sell sturdy T-shirts. He looked for and found the finest cotton yarn in Belmont, N.C. A competitor in New Hampshire was making T-shirts for Ralph Lauren with cheaper yarn but getting more money for them because of the logo. “Same guy makes for Ralph Lauren and J.C. Penney,” Greenberg sighs, “and the only difference is the horse.” One suspects that some of these buy-American programs are mainly marketing ploys. You hear Walmart executives

declaring their desire to help the struggling blue-collar workers who shop in their stores. But it was Wal-Mart that urged its U.S. suppliers to move their factories to low-wage countries in the first place. On the other hand, there seems to be a significant and growing market for higher-quality, locally produced goods, even if they cost more. Whole Foods is now a national presence. People will pay more for Apple’s products. (Despite its aggressively American image, Apple manufactures most of its gear in low-wage countries. But Apple has started making more here.) Advanced computers have enabled Americans to produce things with fewer workers. That’s an advantage for domestic companies and the employees running their machines – though making apparel remains more labor-intensive than other kinds of manufacturing. The good news is that companies such as Airtex Design Group in Minneapolis are indeed shifting some operations back to this country. The less-good news is that the industry has been so shrunk that Airtex struggles to find the old cutting and sewing skills that used to be plentiful, even as pay for them has risen. Sad that the best place these days to find middle-class clothes made in America is on eBay. Things can change, right?

• Froma Harrop is a member of the Providence Journal editorial board. Follow her on Twitter @FromaHarrop. She can be reached at fharrop@gmail.com.

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Should you get surgery for your back pain or stick with physical therapy? When is heart surgery preferable to drug treatment? And which drugs should you take? Before too long, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you might get some answers. Doctors, hospitals and researchers often don’t have the information they need to gauge the effectiveness of one test or treatment against another – or against none. That’s one reason they order too many tests, prescribe too many drugs and encourage too many medical procedures. That wastes money and exposes patients to unnecessary risks and side effects. One little-heralded part of President Obama’s health-care reform law proposes to change that, possibly transforming medical practice for the better – but also probably inciting renewed political warfare over health-care “rationing.” In July, the government began collecting a small tax on health insurers and sending the proceeds to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an advisory committee tasked with ushering in a new era of medical care based on comparative effectiveness research – basically, rigorous review of what works and what doesn’t. One of PCORI’s latest grants went to set up a research network that will pull in data on patient experiences across the country, a task that could get much easier with the increasing use of digital medical records. The concept is simple enough. The government should have delved into this sort of research many years ago, as health-care costs rose above inflation. Yet there are challenges. Maybe a treatment affects women differently from men, or the young more than the old. Statisticians will have to tease out those and other confounding effects. Results will not always be clear. Even when they are, people will have to be convinced. Many will resist giving up a test or a drug they have come to trust, even if it’s proven ineffective. Doctors who make their living from certain treatments will warn of dire consequences to their patients’ health. That’s why financial incentives also will have to be reformed. PCORI will encounter its share of political dogfights. Republicans will invoke the specter of government-imposed rationing. Democrats will balk at the committee’s research as heartless number crunching. Removing ineffective treatment from the health-care system will be far from painless. But the alternative – throwing money into the cash-gobbling health-care industry with little measurement or accountability – should be much less tolerable. In fact, the Affordable Care Act’s comparative effectiveness provisions don’t go far enough; the law bars the government from examining the cost effectiveness of medical practices in the most straightforward way. That analysis should at least be available for the public to consider. The Washington Post

8 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY State Sen. Tim Bivins R-45, Dixon 629 N. Galena Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 815-284-0045 Fax: 815-284-0207 Email: senatorbivins@grics.net State Sen. Dave Syverson R-35, Rockford 200 S. Wyman St. Suite 302 Rockford, IL 61101 Phone: 815-987-7555 Fax: 815-987-7563 Email: info@senatordavesyverson.com State Rep. Tom Demmer R-90, Dixon 1221 Currency Court Rochelle, IL 61068 Phone: 815-561-3690 Email: tom@tomdemmer.com Website: www.tomdemmer.com State Rep. Robert Pritchard R-70, Hinckley 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C Sycamore, IL 60178 815-748-3494 Fax: 815-748-4630 Email: Bob@PritchardStateRep.com Website: www.pritchardstaterep.com DeKalb County Board Chairman Jeffery L. Metzger, Sr. Legislative Center 200 N. Main St. Sycamore, IL 60178 Phone: 815-895-7189 Fax: 815-895-7284 Email: jmetzger@dekalbcounty.org Website: www.dekalbcounty.org Gov. Pat Quinn D-Chicago 207 Statehouse Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 800-642-3112 Email: governor@state.il.us Website: www.illinois.gov U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-14, Winfield 1797 State Street, Suite A Geneva, IL 60134 Phone: 630-232-7104 Fax: 630-232-7174 427 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2976 Fax: 202-225-0697 Website: hultgren.house.gov U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-16, Manteno 628 Columbus Street, Ste. 507 Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone: 815-431-9271 Fax: 815-431-9383 Washington, D.C., office: 1218 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-3635 Fax: 202-225-3521 Website: www.kinzinger.house.gov U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Illinois 309 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2152 Fax: 202-228-0400 Website: www.durbin.senate.gov U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Illinois 387 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611 Website: www.kirk.senate.gov President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1111 Website: www.whitehouse.gov

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WEATHER

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7-DAY FORECAST TODAY

Following the snow yesterday, another area of strong high pressure will move into the region for much of the week. There will be some chances for some snow from some quick-moving clippers midweek. Temperatures will reach freezing for the end of the week and into the weekend.

TOMORROW

Partly sunny, Cold with clouds brisk and quite and sun cold

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Frigid with a chance for a snow shower

Partly sunny

Partly sunny and breezy

Low clouds

Mostly cloudy

20

25

18

23

34

34

34

10

13

5

17

26

20

18

Winds: W 10-20 mph

ALMANAC

WEDNESDAY

Winds: WSW 10-20 mph

UV INDEX

Winds: NW 7-14 mph

Winds: SW 7-14 mph

Winds: SSW 10-20 mph

Winds: NW 7-14 mph

Winds: E 6-12 mph

REGIONAL CITIES

REGIONAL WEATHER

DeKalb through 4 p.m. yesterday

Temperature High ............................................................. 22° Low .............................................................. 10° Normal high ............................................. 34° Normal low ............................................... 20° Record high .............................. 52° in 1966 Record low ................................. -7° in 2005

Precipitation 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ......... 0.05” Month to date ....................................... 0.13” Normal month to date ....................... 0.65” Year to date ......................................... 32.99” Normal year to date ......................... 35.48”

Dec 9

Full

Last

Dec 17 Dec 25

Lake Geneva 20/6

The higher the AccuWeather.com 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.

AIR QUALITY TODAY

Rockford 20/8

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Dixon 20/6

Q:

On average, does more snow fall at night or during the day?

New

WEATHER HISTORY

Jan 1

A snowstorm hit New York City’s northern and western suburbs on Dec. 9, 1786. Morristown, N.J., received 21 inches, and New Haven, Conn., had 17 inches.

Joliet 24/12

La Salle 23/13 Streator 24/13

Peoria 23/13

Hammond 27/13 Gary 27/13 Kankakee 26/12

Hi 22 28 20 21 26 22 24 26 21 26 21 25 23 24 22 24 21 19 20 25 21 23 22 20 22

Today Lo W 7 pc 17 pc 8 pc 9 pc 15 pc 8 sf 12 pc 12 pc 10 pc 13 sf 9 pc 13 pc 10 pc 12 pc 11 pc 15 pc 9 sf 6 pc 8 pc 14 pc 7 pc 10 pc 9 sf 7 sf 10 pc

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 27 11 pc 34 16 sf 23 12 pc 24 12 pc 28 13 s 27 12 pc 27 13 pc 29 13 pc 26 12 pc 29 17 pc 27 12 pc 28 13 pc 27 12 pc 28 13 pc 27 12 pc 30 15 s 21 11 c 24 11 pc 24 12 pc 30 14 s 27 12 pc 26 11 pc 26 11 pc 23 11 pc 27 12 pc

RIVER LEVELS

Pontiac 26/15

NATIONAL WEATHER

Evanston 25/12 Chicago 24/10

Aurora 22/7

WEATHER TRIVIA™

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

Waukegan 22/9

Arlington Heights 23/9

DeKalb 20/10

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

A: At night since winter nights are longer

Sunrise today ................................ 7:11 a.m. Sunset tonight ............................. 4:23 p.m. Moonrise today ......................... 11:58 a.m. Moonset today .................................... none Sunrise tomorrow ........................ 7:12 a.m. Sunset tomorrow ........................ 4:24 p.m. Moonrise tomorrow ................ 12:29 p.m. Moonset tomorrow ................. 12:24 a.m.

Kenosha 22/8

8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate, 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 Unhealthy 201-300 Very Unhealthy, 301-500 Hazardous

SUN and MOON

First

Janesville 19/7

City Aurora Belleville Beloit Belvidere Champaign Elgin Joliet Kankakee Mendota Michigan City Moline Morris Naperville Ottawa Princeton Quincy Racine Rochelle Rockford Springield Sterling Wheaton Waukegan Woodstock Yorkville

Watseka 27/13

Location

7 a.m. yest.

Kishwaukee Belvidere Perryville DeKalb

1.34 5.52 2.55

Flood stage

9.0 12.0 10.0

24-hr chg

+0.32 -0.03 -0.03

DRAW THE WEATHER Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

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Tomorrow Hi Lo W 52 39 r 39 29 sn 38 25 sn 39 26 sn 28 20 sf 77 48 r 54 34 r 24 10 pc

Ice

City Cincinnati Dallas Denver Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Los Angeles

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Today Lo W 21 pc 25 c 6 pc 40 r 18 pc 15 c 25 s 38 s

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 32 15 sf 40 28 s 36 10 pc 48 35 pc 30 15 sf 32 17 s 43 31 s 62 41 s

City Louisville Miami Minneapolis New Orleans New York City Philadelphia Seattle Wash., DC

Hi 38 83 4 64 48 42 37 44

Today Lo W 23 pc 74 pc -1 pc 52 r 34 r 34 r 30 pc 32 r

Legend: W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow lurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Tomorrow Hi Lo W 36 19 s 83 73 s 11 -4 c 57 46 r 38 26 sn 37 24 sn 43 35 c 38 24 sn

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Sports

A multiyear deal for Jay Cutler (pictured) makes sense for the Bears. PAGE B3

SECTION B Monday, December 9, 2013 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

AP photo

Honoring Mandela: South African sport goes on SUN CITY, South Africa – South Africa’s multiracial rugby sevens team huddled in the middle of the stadium named after Nelson Mandela. The players raised their hands together to the sky. Then they went out and won the game. It was all a reflection of Mandela’s vision for sports in his country. And this day was something he surely would have enjoyed. Just as he famously delighted in the Springboks’ famous rugby World Cup victory in 1995 or the country’s historic role in hosting soccer’s World Cup in 2010. In the stands at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, blacks and whites waved their country’s colorful flag and loudly cheered scores by the dreadlocked Cecil Afrika and the team’s blond captain, Kyle Brown. “It’s a real honor and privilege to be a South African today,” Brown said, apologizing that he wasn’t able to give, as he saw it, a more poetic tribute to the former president, who died Thursday at 95. Brown, however, may have indeed touched on something: South African sports is now proud, and that wasn’t always the case. For decades it was splintered by racism, as was every aspect of South Africa’s apartheid-era society. Black players were excluded and white ones vilified for their perceived connection to a racist regime. Fans at home turned on their national teams, until Mandela told them to unite. So, while mourning the loss of the nation’s beloved father figure, South Africa has decided that sports – so central to the country’s new unity – will go on over the next days as a proud celebration of Mandela’s inspiring legacy. South Africans will play for Mandela: rugby players, soccer players, cricketers and more. From the international rugby sevens tournament in Port Elizabeth to a big domestic soccer cup final in the northern city of Nelspruit on Saturday and a cricket game between South Africa and visiting India in the east coast city of Durban on Sunday. – Wire report

Northern Illinois vs. Utah State, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

HUSKI ES HEA DED TO POI N SE T TIA BOWL By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com Northern Illinois is going to sunny San Diego. The Huskies, ranked No. 23 in the final BCS standings, will play Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Qualcomm is the home of the San Diego Chargers and the game will be televised on ESPN. With a win in Friday’s Mid-American Conference Championship, the Huskies would have earned a BCS bid, but those chances ended after a stunning 47-27 upset loss to Bowling Green in Detroit. NIU got to the Poinsettia Bowl because the MAC had a secondary agreement with the bowl game this year. The matchup was originally scheduled to be a Mountain West team vs. Army, but the Black

Knights only have three wins heading into Saturday’s game against Navy and won’t be bowl-eligible. NIU is taking Army’s place. “At the end of the day it came down to the matchup. It came down to timing, and it came down to invitations, too,” NIU athletic director Sean Frazier said. “It just happens that the Poinsettia Bowl, having the Mountain West runner-up, obviously us being a runner-up in our own right, in looking at that matchup we all felt that was the right place for us and the right timing.” Utah State finished the season 8-5 and won the MWC Mountain Division. The Aggies suffered a 2417 loss to Fresno State in Saturday’s MWC Championship Game in Fresno, Calif. NIU has finals this week, and Huskies head coach Rod Carey said the team won’t practice until later in the week, when finals are over. NIU also will be able

BLACKHAWKS 6, PANTHERS 2

Crawford injured; Hawks end skid

8WHAT TO WATCH

By MARK LAZERUS mlazerus@suntimes.com

Dallas at Bears, 7:40 p.m., ESPN, WLS-TV The Bears will retire Mike Ditka’s No. 89 jersey at halftime of their game against the Cowboys.

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to use the Chessick Practice Center this season. For past bowl practices, NIU has had to use the DeKalb Recreation Center when the weather has been bad. This will be NIU’s second appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl. The Huskies lost to TCU, 37-7, in 2006. The game has been in existence since 2005. Other MAC teams heading to bowl games are champion Bowling Green (Little Caesar’s Pizza), Ball State (GoDaddy.com), Buffalo (Famous Idaho Potato) and Ohio (Beef O’Brady’s). Carey said the game will give the senior class a chance to go out the right way. “Last year after the Orange Bowl loss, we had to sit on that loss for sixth months and that was a really bad taste in your mouth for that amount of time,” Carey said. “This year, we don’t have to wait that long to get back out there and get that bad taste out of our mouth.”

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Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta loses his mask during the third period Sunday against the Florida Panthers at the United Center. Raanta replaced Corey Crawford, who was injured in the first period of the Hawks’ 6-2 win.

CHICAGO – So far this season, the Blackhawks have had little more than first-world problems. Sure, the penalty kill has been, in Joel Quenneville’s words, “a disaster.” The schedule has been brutal of late, and has taken its toll. And yes, they’ve had a few injuries. That said, they’re still leading the NHL in points.

But the sight of goaltender Corey Crawford being helped off the ice by defenseman Brent Seabrook and athletic trainer Mike Gapski surely sent a cold chill down the Hawks’ spines, and at the very least tempered the relief of Sunday night’s 6-2 rout of the Florida Panthers, a win that snapped a three-game losing streak. A source said it’s a groin injury for Crawford, though the severity isn’t yet known.

He was hurt making a pad save with 6:15 left in the first period. He tried to stand up but was unable to do so, appearing to favor his left leg. “I don’t think it’s too serious,” Quenneville said after the game. “But when it’s a goalie, it’s a little more serious than other players, because of how important he is to our team.”

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Bears in much better shape after Lions’ collapse Somehow you just knew the NFC North wasn’t going to be decided with three or four weeks left in the season, and the Detroit Lions confirmed it for us in exactly the fashion we’ve come to expect from them. To be fair, the conditions for the Eagles’ 34-20 victory over the Lions on Sunday were like something out of a Disney movie with the snow falling

BEARS INSIDER Hub Arkush and piling up far faster than it could be blown off the field. But with a 14-0 lead with just under 20 minutes to play and then a 20-14 lead a minute into the fourth quarter, the Lions surrendered 20 unanswered

points and threw the door wide open for the Bears to climb back into a first-place tie in the division with a victory Monday night over the Cowboys. It is hard to say just how good the NFC East-leading Eagles are, but they held the Lions’ offense to just one 2-yard touchdown run from Joique Bell all day. The Lions’ other two scores came on punt

return and kickoff return touchdowns from Jeremy Ross. Of course, the Bears have the Eagles to worry about themselves in a couple of weeks, but all that matters now is if they do their jobs Monday night, they are tied for the division lead with just a losing tiebreaker to overcome with three games to play. The difference between

making up one game with three to play and two with four to play is like night and day. If the Bears peek over their shoulders they’ll see all that hot air on their necks is coming from the Packers, who are actually in better shape than they are in the division race, just a half game behind the 7-6 Lions at 6-6-1.

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Girls Basketball Indian Creek at Earlville, 6:45 p.m. Hinckley-Big Rock at Hiawatha, 7 p.m. Wrestling Genoa-Kingston at Mendota triangular, 5:30 p.m. Boys Bowling Dixon at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling IMSA at Kaneland, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY Boys Basketball Dundee-Crown at DeKalb, 7 p.m. Amboy at Hinckley-Big Rock 7 p.m. Girls Basketball DeKalb at Oswego East, 6:30 p.m. Morris at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Rochelle at Kaneland, 7 p.m. North Boone at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Boys Bowling Streator at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Rochelle at DeKalb, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling Streator at Sycamore, 4 p.m. Rochelle at DeKalb, 4 p.m.

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Lopez scores 21 in Barbs’ loss DAILY CHRONICLE Rudy Lopez had a season-high 21 points for the DeKalb boys basketball team on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough in a 59-52 loss to Peoria Richwoods. Jace Kitchen added 16 points for the Barbs, while Luke Davis finished with six. “We played them even in the first quarter and the fourth quarter,” DeKalb coach Dave Rohlman said. “We just couldn’t get over the hump.” The Barbs are 2-4, and will host Dundee-Crown on Tuesday. T’Wolves win: Indian Creek defeated West Carroll 74-61 at the Eastland Shootout. Garrett Post, Garrison Govig and Kenny Harper each had 12 points for the Timberwolves. Noah Holm added 11 points.

The T’Wolves are now 5-1 on the season. Stockton tops H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock fell to Stockton, 61-40, at the Eastland Shootout.. Eric Phillips led the Royals (1-5) with 15 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Gilbert’s effort not enough: Bailey Gilbert finished with 21 points for Sycamore in a losing effort, as the Spartans fell to Peoria, 59-39. Baylee Foresman added eight points for Sycamore. Lauren Goff finished with six. Knights fall: Ally VanBogaert had 11 points for Kaneland in a 58-46 loss to Antioch. The loss drops the Knights to 3-4. Kelly Wallner added nine points while Caroline Heimerdinger had eight. H-BR loses: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Immaculate Conception, 42-18.

GIRLS BOWLING Kolberg leads Spartans at Palatine: Sycamore’s Alexis Kolberg finished ninth overall at the Palatine Holiday Invite, rolling a 602. She averaged 194.3 per game. The Spartans finished 12th overall.

WRESTLING Kaneland tops Lemont: Adam Mish, Jacob Shearer, Austin Parks and Tom Price all won by fall for Kaneland in a 49-18 win over Lemont.

Cooper Vinz had 12 points for the Spartans. Devin Mottet added 10 and Nick Feuerbach finished with eight. Drew David had 13 points to lead Kaneland. John Pruett finished with seven.

Indian Creek opens LTC play with win: Garrison Govig finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks for Indian Creek in a 78-33 victory over Hiawatha. Cory Bradford finished with seven points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

FRIDAY’S LATE RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Spartans top Knights: Syca-

GIRLS BASKETBALL Sycamore 50, Kaneland 37:

more defeated Kaneland, 41-38, Friday night in Maple Park in the two teams’ Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener. Sycamore led Kaneland, 2219, at halftime and was able to hang on throughout the second half for the win.

Sycamore got out to an early lead on Kaneland and never looked back in a home victory at home over the Knights. Bailey Gilbert led the Spartans with 23 points, while Taiya Hopkins had eight points and seven rebounds.

Girls Basketball Genoa-Kingston at Somonauk, 7 p.m. Wrestling Kaneland at Crystal Lake Central triangular, 5 p.m. Girls Bowling Streator at Kaneland, 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Indian Creek at Genoa-Kingston, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Hiawatha at LaMoille, 6:45 p.m. Indian Creek at Hinckley-Big Rock, 7:15 p.m. Wrestling Yorkville at Sycamore, 7 p.m. DeKalb at Kaneland, 5:30 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Burlington Central quad, 6 p.m. Boys Bowling Sycamore at DeKalb, 4 p.m. Girls Bowling Sycamore at DeKalb, 4 p.m.

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

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Thousands of Michigan State students and fans celebrated the football team’s Big Ten title win Saturday night with large, rowdy bonfires. East Lansing police arrested “multiple people” Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, Capt. Jeff Murphy said in a statement. No injuries were reported in what he called “a large civil disturbance.” The No. 10 Spartans defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century. Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon issued a statement Sunday expressing pride at the victory and anger at the disorder, vowing punishment for any students involved. Murphy declined to release arrest figures Sunday, saying his department would have more details Monday morning. East Lansing police got help from Michigan State University police, state police and the Ingham County sheriff’s department, Murphy said. River and Cedar streets are the traditional spot for Spartans’ sports celebrations. Celebrants threw landscaping trees, a bicycle and fire extinguishers into a bonfire near the Cedar Village apartments and overturned a car outside other apartment, The Detroit News reported. – Wire report

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Thursday, Dec. 12 San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 Bears at Cleveland, noon Philadelphia at Minnesota, noon Washington at Atlanta, noon San Francisco at Tampa Bay, noon Seattle at N.Y. Giants, noon Houston at Indianapolis, noon Buffalo at Jacksonville, noon New England at Miami, noon Kansas City at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 3:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 7:40 p.m.

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Thursday’s Game Jacksonville 27, Houston 20 Sunday’s Games Green Bay 22, Atlanta 21 Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26 Kansas City 45, Washington 10 Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6 Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28 Philadelphia 34, Detroit 20 Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28 New England 27, Cleveland 26 N.Y. Jets 37, Oakland 27 Denver 51, Tennessee 28 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 San Diego 37, N.Y. Giants 14 Arizona 30, St. Louis 10 New Orleans 31, Carolina 13 Monday’s Game Dallas at Bears, 7:40 p.m.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE North W L T Pct PF Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 Bears 6 6 0 .500 323 Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 West W L T Pct PF x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 10 3 0 .769 349 Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 West W L T Pct PF x-Denver 11 2 0 .846 515 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 San Diego 6 7 0 .462 316 Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is helped off the ice after suffering an injury Sunday during the first period of a game against the Florida Panthers at the United Center.

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Ex-Hawks in mix for Panthers By MARK LAZERUS mlazerus@suntimes.com CHICAGO – Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen had just checked into their hotel Nov. 14 and had started up a card game after a five-hour bus rise to Grand Rapids for the Rockford IceHogs’ next game when they got a call from Blackhawks minor-league general manager Mark Bernard, summoning them to his room. “We thought we were getting called up to the Hawks,” Olsen said. Instead, the two learned they had been traded to the Florida

Panthers for Kris Versteeg. “It came as a bit of a shock,” Olsen said. “Didn’t see that coming. But we looked at it as an opportunity. Obviously, it’s been going well so far.” Indeed, the two prospects who couldn’t crack the Hawks’ roster – Hayes had seen 43 NHL games over three seasons, while Olsen got 28 games two years ago – have found seemingly permanent roster spots with the struggling Panthers, who visited the United Center on Sunday night. Hayes, a 6-foot-6 forward, has three goals and an assist in 10 games with Florida. Olsen, a defenseman, has a goal and

three assists in six games, averaging about 17 minutes a night. “It’s a tough lineup to crack,” Olsen said of the Hawks. “So going to Florida, I thought it was a great opportunity to get my foot in the door and start establishing myself in the NHL.” Shaw back: Andrew Shaw returned to the Hawks’ third line after missing two games with an upper-body injury suffered late in Tuesday night’s loss to Dallas. Shaw said before the game that he had “tons of energy,” which is something the Hawks could use during this grueling stretch of games. “We need to get out there

and create our own energy and just feed off one another, and go out there compete and work for each other, and those chances are going to come,” he said. “And when they do, we’ve got to put them in the back of the net.” Roster report: The Hawks recalled defenseman Michael Kostka from his conditioning assignment in Rockford and activated him off injured reserve. He was a scratch for Sunday’s game. It was the 24th straight game he’s missed since taking a puck off his foot at the morning skate Oct. 22 at Florida.

Antti Raanta replaces Crawford, makes 29 saves • HAWKS Continued from page B1 Antti Raanta came in and made 29 saves on 31 shots. With their top goalie out, the Hawks’ top skaters did the heavy lifting. Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists, Patrick Kane had three assists, Marian Hossa, Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook each had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Toews had two assists. The Hawks scored three power-play goals and killed off all five power plays against the Panthers, the third-worst team in the league. Sharp said the Hawks didn’t lose focus after Crawford went down. “You try not to think about

it; injuries are part of the game,” he said. “It’s not often you see the goalie leave the game, so you know it’s got to be something serious. [But] you’re not going to waste any energy. We all care about Crow, no question. But in the middle of the game, we’ve got to focus on our jobs.” That’s what Raanta had to do, too. It was the rookie’s fifth career appearance, and his second in relief – he made his NHL debut when Crawford was pulled in the first period at Colorado last month. Quenneville said the Hawks won’t know how long Crawford will be out until Monday – and the Hawks surely will at least sniff around for a goalie through either free agency or a trade – but Raanta said he’s

ready to take the reins if need be. He admitted he has some work to do, particularly with his puck-handling – his giveaway led directly to Marcel Goc’s second-period goal that cut the Hawks’ lead to 3-2 – but the Hawks expressed confidence in him. “That’s the job I came here to do,” he said. “If the coaches [want me] going to the net, I’m going to the net. I’ll try to be as good as possible.” The Hawks got another scare in the third period when former Hawks forward Jimmy Hayes plowed over Raanta, sending his mask flying. He was fine, but it briefly sent the Hawks “scrambling,” according to Sharp, to figure out who might play goalie. Sharp joked

that he’d be “the last guy to go in there; don’t want to mess up my stats,” but said Shaw quickly volunteered. It’s the fourth time since the start of last season that the Hawks’ starting goalie was knocked out of the game with an injury. There doesn’t appear to be a contingency plan in place, and Rockford’s Kent Simpson surely couldn’t have made the drive down a snow-covered I-90 in time to get to the United Center. “Hopefully, you’ve never got to go there,” Quenneville said. “There’d be some volunteers, for sure. Probably a lot of guys would try to jump in there . It probably would be fun. A little bit too much fun for me.”

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct Indiana 18 2 .900 Detroit 10 10 .500 Bulls 8 10 .444 Cleveland 7 13 .350 Milwaukee 4 16 .200 Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 9 12 .429 Toronto 6 12 .333 Philadelphia 7 14 .333 Brooklyn 6 14 .300 New York 5 13 .278 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 15 5 .750 Atlanta 11 10 .524 Washington 9 10 .474 Charlotte 9 11 .450 Orlando 6 13 .316 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 15 4 .789 Houston 14 7 .667 Dallas 12 8 .600 New Orleans 9 10 .474 Memphis 9 10 .474 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 17 3 .850 Oklahoma City 14 4 .778 Denver 12 8 .600 Minnesota 9 11 .450 Utah 4 18 .182 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 13 8 .619 Golden State 12 9 .571 Phoenix 11 9 .550 L.A. Lakers 10 9 .526 Sacramento 5 13 .278

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Sunday’s Games Boston 114, New York 73 Miami 110, Detroit 95 Houston 98, Orlando 88 Oklahoma City 118, Indiana 94 Toronto at L.A. Lakers (n) Monday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Denver at Washington, 6 p.m. Golden State at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Orlando at Memphis, 7 p.m. Portland at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee at Bulls, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 6 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m. Boston at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Blackhawks 32 21 6 5 47 116 St. Louis 28 19 6 3 41 98 Minnesota 32 18 9 5 41 77 Colorado 28 20 8 0 40 82 Dallas 28 14 9 5 33 81 Winnipeg 31 14 13 4 32 82 Nashville 30 13 14 3 29 67 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 32 20 7 5 45 101 San Jose 30 19 6 5 43 101 Los Angeles 30 19 7 4 42 79 Vancouver 32 17 10 5 39 86 Phoenix 29 16 8 5 37 94 Calgary 29 11 14 4 26 78 Edmonton 31 10 18 3 23 84 105 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 30 20 8 2 42 84 Montreal 31 19 9 3 41 85 Detroit 31 15 9 7 37 85 Tampa Bay 29 17 10 2 36 80 Toronto 31 16 12 3 35 86 Ottawa 30 11 14 5 27 86 Florida 31 9 17 5 23 70 104 Buffalo 30 6 22 2 14 51 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 31 20 10 1 41 96 Washington 30 16 12 2 34 92 Carolina 30 13 12 5 31 71 N.Y. Rangers 31 15 15 1 31 69 New Jersey 31 12 13 6 30 69 Philadelphia 29 13 14 2 28 64 Columbus 29 12 14 3 27 72 N.Y. Islanders 30 8 17 5 21 75 104

GA 89 66 75 65 80 88 88 GA 84 75 62 81 93 98

GA 61 65 82 70 87 99 91 GA 70 85 84 80 77 73 80

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Blackhawks 6, Florida 2 Minnesota 3, San Jose 1 Boston 5, Toronto 2 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Vancouver 3, Colorado 1 Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Vancouver, 9 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Blackhawks at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Columbus, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Montreal, 6 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 8 p.m.


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Multiyear deal for Cutler makes sense for Bears VIEWS Rick Morrissey No matter how you feel about Jay Cutler, whether you think he’s the best or worst thing to happen to the Bears, some team is going to pay him a lot of money. It could be the Bears. It could be someone else. So a report that the Titans are interested in Cutler isn’t exactly shocking. If Duke blew out a University of Phoenix online basketball team, it would have about the same shock value. Of course the Titans and other teams are interested in Cutler’s arm. Oakland probably will pursue him if he becomes a free agent after the season. Jacksonville, Arizona, Cleveland, Houston and Minnesota, among others, will be in the market for a quarterback for 2014. If they aren’t, a government investigation is in order. The NFL Network reported Sunday that Tennessee won’t pick up the option on Jake Locker and very much would like to acquire Cutler, who starred at Vanderbilt, which is located in Nashville. In Chicago, the question isn’t what another team thinks of Cutler. It’s what the local team thinks of him. If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on Cutler getting a multiyear contract from the Bears. General manager Phil Emery said last week that putting a franchise tag on a quarterback doesn’t make a lot of financial sense because of the salary cap hit that comes with it. A contract, on the other hand, significantly spreads out the cap implications over a number of years. No matter what Emery and his blurred vision have to say about Shea McClellin’s effectiveness as a defensive end, the Bears are going to need two years to rebuild their defense. Next season wouldn’t be the best time to start over at quarterback.

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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler likely will receive a big multiyear contract from the Bears or another NFL team after this season. Is that a defeatist attitude? Shouldn’t you decide on a quarterback based on whether you think he can win you a Super Bowl? In a perfect world, yes. But keeping Cutler is a realist’s attitude. The reality is that the Bears are building something good on offense, with an offensive-minded coach in Marc Trestman and weapons

such at Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. When it comes to public opinion of Cutler in Chicago, the choices are either good or evil. You can’t be kind of for him or kind of against him. And yet, that has nothing to do with his value to NFL teams. A team doesn’t even

need irrefutable evidence before it gives a quarterback a ton of money. The position commands big money for anyone with skills. Ask the Ravens and Joe Flacco. There’s a very good chance that my suggestion of offering Cutler a four-year contract instead of a six-year deal would be laughed out of the room by the quarterback’s

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ILLINOIS 81, AUBURN 62

Illini bounce back, take out anger against Auburn By STEVE GREENBERG sgreenberg@suntimes.com ATLANTA – Jon Ekey used the word “frustrated.” Rayvonte Rice chose “mad,” then had second thoughts and watered it down to “disappointed.” Tracy Abrams went with a wordless eye-roll. However they put it, the Illini had to be in a foul mood Tuesday after giving away a game at Georgia Tech. Five days later and only two miles from Georgia Tech’s home building, the Illini (8-1) took the floor at Philips Arena and routed Auburn, 81-62. “All in all,” coach John Groce said, “I thought our response was terrific.” The circumstances surrounding this “road” game were odd, to say the least. In the home of the Atlanta Hawks, whose fans are notoriously apathetic, Auburn – officially the home team – received no support whatsoever from the crowd. The Auburn campus sits barely an hour and a half from Atlanta. Downtown was crawling Saturday night

Next for Illinois Dartmouth at Illinois, 7 p.m. Tuesday, AM-560 with tens of thousands of Auburn football fans who were here for the SEC championship game. They either didn’t know or didn’t care about the following afternoon’s basketball game against Illinois. At least the several hundred Illini fans who were on hand got to see their team put in a first-half clinic. You think the second half at Georgia Tech was bad? Imagine how the Tigers (4-3) felt after an opening 20 minutes in which the Illini shot 60 percent from the field, played lockdown defense and rang up a 41-17 lead. “We got off to a great start, maybe as good a start as we’ve had at both ends,” Groce said. “We probably played out best 20 minutes of the year in the first half.”

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Auburn’s Jordan Granger and Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand (right) battle for the rebound in front of Illinois’ Jon Ekey on Sunday in Atlanta. For a coach who’d called his team’s execution at Georgia Tech “pathetic,” this was

a most welcome development. Groce credited Abrams, whose effectiveness has been

up and down all season, with sparking some of the best ball movement we’ve seen from

the Illini. That enabled a team for which perimeter shooting isn’t exactly a big strength to knock down seven of 13 3-point attempts in the first half. At the other end, Rice, Joe Bertrand and Kendrick Nunn took turns shutting down Auburn guard Chris Denson, the SEC’s leading scorer. The Illini’s defensive effort waned during a couple of second-half stretches, but the offense continued to sing. Rice surged to a team-high 22 points despite going scoreless for the opening 15:34. Abrams had his best overall game, with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. A 3-pointer by Ekey made it 52-22 with 17:41 to go, giving onlookers little to do from there but watch Auburn alum Charles Barkley sign autographs from his first-row seat. “We kind of used [the Georgia Tech game] to come together,” Ekey said. “It was more intense, but also kind of looser out there.” When they play this well, the Illini can explain it however they want.

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Johnson rallies to stun Tiger in playoff The ASSOCIATED PRESS THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Zach Johnson put together the storybook finish at Sherwood on Sunday that for the longest time belonged to Tiger Woods. Johnson rallied from four shots behind with eight holes to play, holed out from a drop area for par on the last hole to force a playoff, and beat the No. 1 player in golf at the World Challenge when Woods missed a 5-foot par putt on the first extra hole. It was an extraordinary sendoff at Sherwood, which hosted the World Challenge for the 14th and final time before it moves to Florida next year.

For Woods, it was only the fourth time in his career that he lost a lead of at least two shots going into the final round, the second time at Sherwood. Graeme McDowell overcame a four-shot deficit in 2010 and beat Woods in a playoff. Hong Kong Open: At Hong Kong, Miguel Angel Jimenez successfully defended his Hong Kong Open title to extend his record as the oldest winner in European Tour history. The Spaniard won at 49 years, 337 days to break the record he set last year at Hong Kong Golf Club, holing an 18-foot birdie on the first hole of a playoff with Thai-

land’s Prom Meesawat and Wales’ Stuart Manley. Jimenez won the event for the fourth time to match the tournament victory record set by Taiwan’s Hsieh Yong Yo, the winner in 1963, ‘64, ‘75 and ‘78. Jimenez also won in 2004 and 2007. He has 20 European Tour victories, a tour-record 13 since turning 40. Jimenez closed with a 4-under 66 to match Meesawat at 12-under 268. Nedbank Golf Challenge: At Sun City, South Africa, Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn had two back-nine eagles in a comeback victory in the European Tour event. The 42-year-old Bjorn closed with a 7-under 65 for

a two-stroke victory over Wales’ Jamie Donaldson amd Spain’s Sergio Garcia. Bjorn finished at 20-under 268 at Gary Player Country Club. He earned $1.25 million for his 15th European Tour title.

Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters: At Taipei, Taiwan, Lydia Ko rallied to win her first title as a professional. The 16-year-old from New Zealand closed with a 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory over South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu. Ko had an 11-under 205 total at Linkou Miramar and earned $150,000 in the event sanctioned by the Taiwan and Korean tours.

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This handout provided by SCP Auctions, Inc., shows the front (left) and back (right) of one of Jesse Owens’ four gold medals won at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. SCP Auctions says the medal could go for more than $1 million when the auction opens.

JESSE OWENS’ GOLD MEDAL AUCTIONED

Penguins owner pays record $1.4M for piece of history The ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Zach Johnson tees off on the sixth hole Sunday during the final round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Bears probably need to win out to take division title • ARKUSH Continued from page B1 Talk about staring into the abyss and fighting back, the Packers were down 21-10 at the half, and running back Eddie Lacy appeared to suffer a serious ankle injury on the final play of the half. But as it turns out, it wasn’t quite as bad as it looked for the Pack. The Falcons’ second touchdown came after a sack and strip of Matt Flynn at his own 20-yard line, and the third score was a fluke 71-yard interception return. The reality is the Green

Bay defense played its most complete game of the season and shut out the Falcons in the second half, while Matt Flynn settled in at quarterback and brought his club back. For whatever reason, Flynn is a different and much better QB with the Packers than he is anywhere else. Remember, the Packers were 6-6 in 2010 before winning out all the way through the Super Bowl. Will Aaron Rodgers be back next week? The Packers close at Dallas, with Pittsburgh at home and then at Soldier Field.

And now the Bears are in a horse race, and a dogfight. They still probably need to win out to win the division. With Cleveland, Philly and the Packers left, it won’t be easy. But they now have a ton more control of their own destiny than they did going into Sunday. Where is the best shot for the Lions’ loss the Bears still need? Probably next Monday night with the Ravens – also in a mustwin situation in their own playoff chase – who’ve won three straight and four of their past five (the loss, of

course, at Soldier Field) and will be coming to Ford Field. After that, the Lions get the Giants at home and go to Minnesota the last day of the season, where it appears the Vikings will be without Adrian Peterson. For what it’s worth, the last time the Lions won three straight was Weeks 14 through 16 of the 2011 season. As for the Packers, the Bears have nothing to worry about. If they become the problem, the Bears can take care of them themselves on the final day of the season.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday. “We just hope that it’s purchased by an institution where the public could have access to it, a museum or something like that,” Owens’ daughter, Marlene Owens Rankin of Chicago, told The Associated Press before the sale. The auction house said Burkle, who also owns William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize for literature, has plans for an educational tour of the historic pieces. He wasn’t available for comment Sunday. The Los Angeles billionaire investor’s holdings include retail, food and entertainment companies. Owens won gold in the 100 and 200 meters, 400 relay and long jump at the games attended by Adolf Hitler, who used the Olympics to showcase his ideas of Aryan supremacy. According to the auction house based in Laguna Niguel, Calif., the medal is unidentifiable to a specific event. It said Owens gave the medal to his friend, dancer and movie star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, as thanks for helping Owens find work in entertainment after he returned from Berlin. The medal was sold by the estate of Robinson’s late widow, Elaine Plaines-Robinson. SCP Auctions Vice President Dan Imler said the Owens family confirmed the medal is original; the whereabouts of the other three

is unknown. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the medal will be donated to the Jesse Owens Foundation. The Robinson family had declined to comment on the auction, but Imler said they also plan to use the proceeds to pay college tuition. Last month, IOC President Thomas Bach told the AP that the Owens medal is “a part of world heritage.” “[It has] an importance far beyond the sporting achievements of Jesse Owens, which is part of world history,” Bach said. “To put this up for an auction is for me a very difficult decision [to accept].” The record price for the Owens medal surpassed that of a silver cup awarded to the winner of the first modern-day Olympic marathon in 1896 that sold for $865,000 in April 2012. It also topped the highest price paid for a U.S. Olympic item – the “Miracle on Ice” jersey worn by team captain Mike Eruzione in 1980 that sold for $657,250 in February. “We are honored to have handled what we consider to be among the most inspiring sports artifacts ever offered at auction,” Imler said. “The worldwide attention garnered by the auction of Jesse Owens’ 1936 gold medal and the extraordinary auction result proves that Owens’ triumphant legacy continues to endure.” The auction, including more than 1,000 sports memorabilia items, brought in almost $4.5 million. Other top lots included Jackie Robinson’s gameused bats from his historic 1949 NL Most Valuable Player season and the 1955 World Series, which sold for $183,500 and $128,617, respectively; and a Jackie Robinson single-signed baseball attracted a record bid of $104,765.


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Video game use leaves wife on the sideline Dear Abby: I was laid off from work, but my husband, “Keith,” works full-time in a factory. We live with his parents. By the time Keith gets home from work and gets cleaned up, it’s time to eat dinner. Immediately afterward, we always follow the same routine: We go in our bedroom and he goes on the computer to play video games, while I sit and watch TV and play on my phone. We love each other and rarely disagree about things, but this isn’t fun for me. I have told Keith I feel ignored and I’d love to do something WITH him. He says because our town is smallish, there’s not a lot to do that doesn’t cost money. Keith is into the video

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips games, so much so that when we first met, he’d sit in his bedroom and play for hours on end. We’re planning a vacation in the next month or so, so it’s not like we do nothing at all. But I don’t know how to improve our situation. – Calling For Help in Kokomo, Ind. Dear Calling For Help: After a hard day’s work, your husband may just want to sit down and relax. But that doesn’t mean you couldn’t schedule some activity together on a weekend – hiking, skating, kayaking, going to

an art show or seeing what’s scheduled at the convention center. You could also make a date with other young married couples, or occasionally schedule a girls’ night out with some of your female friends. I agree that it’s important for you and your husband not to get into a rut. That’s why you need to budget so you CAN get out and have some fun together a few times a month. Dear Abby: Several years ago I met “Holly,” the love of my life. We married and had a child. Soon after our son’s birth, I found out Holly had a boyfriend on the side. Our divorce was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Because of her instabil-

ity, I was granted custody of our son. Since the divorce I have developed an attraction to men. Is this normal after a nasty divorce? I never thought of myself as gay or bi until about a year afterward. I know that I never again want to experience the pain I went through. I have been celibate now for almost four years, and I’m trying my best to set a good example for my son. I miss having someone to hold and share life with, but in the area where I live, having a gay relationship would cause me to lose my son. Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. – Is This Normal? in Arizona Dear Normal: It is important that you determine exactly

who you are, whether it is a walking-wounded heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual. A licensed psychotherapist can help you with this, and do it in confidence. Regardless of your sexual orientation, you should realize that when breakups happen between couples – and that includes male/male, female/female and heterosexual – there is usually heartbreak involved. However, without risk there can be no reward, and celibacy is not the answer. If it turns out that you are, indeed, gay, then you should consider relocating to a more gay-friendly area.

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

The brain has a direct effect on the stomach Dear Dr. K: Whenever I’m stressed out my stomach clenches up in knots. Why does it do that? Dear Reader: A particularly sad experience is described as “gut-wrenching.” Hearing about a gruesome crime makes you “feel nauseated.” An upcoming presentation gives you “butterflies in your stomach.” We use these expressions because anger, anxiety, sadness, elation and other emotions can trigger symptoms in our gastrointestinal tract. The brain has a direct effect on the stomach. Even the thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. This connection goes both ways. A

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff troubled gut can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, your distressed gut can be as much the cause as the product of anxiety, stress or depression. Your brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are intimately connected. The gut is controlled by the enteric nervous system (ENS), a complex system of about 100 million nerves that starts in the brain and ends in the gut. It controls every aspect of

digestion, so it’s no surprise that when the brain is disturbed, the gut can be as well. The nerve endings of the ENS are embedded in the gut wall. Those nerves not only send messages from the brain to the gut; they also send messages from the gut to the brain. There is a rich dialogue between gut and brain during the entire journey of food through the 30-foot-long digestive tract. This two-way communication explains why you stop eating when you’re full. It’s because nerve cells in your gut let your brain know that your stomach has expanded. It also explains why anxiety over this morning’s exam has ruined your appetite for

breakfast. The stress activates your “fight or flight” response, which inhibits secretion of stomach juices and reduces blood flow to your gut, as more blood is diverted from the stomach and into your muscles. Emotions cause genuine chemical and physical responses in the body that can result in pain and discomfort. For example, stress can affect movement and contractions of the GI tract. The gut is a tube containing circular muscles that move food down your digestive system. Normally the muscles all work in a coordinated way, like oarsmen rowing a shell. When, instead, the muscles are not coordinated and start to fight

each other, pain can result. Stress also makes all parts of the body more vulnerable to both inflammation and infection. Inflammation and infection in the gut produce pain, gas, bleeding, nausea, diarrhea and other symptoms. If ongoing stress is causing frequent GI problems for you, treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques and hypnosis might help. These treatments can help reduce anxiety and encourage healthy behaviors to help you cope with pain and discomfort.

• Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to read more.

Start by forgiving yourself for your mistake Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and had been dating my 16-year-old boyfriend for almost a year. I thought I loved him and that he loved me. Last week he said that he loved me and that some day we would be husband and wife. This made me feel very beautiful and very emotional. He then asked me if I would be his wife after he graduated from college and I told him yes, yes, yes! Then he said that we should “seal the deal” by having sex to prove our love. Even though I felt I loved him, my conscience was telling me not to get involved with him sexually, but I gave him what he wanted. Two days later, during our school lunch break, he told me that his parents have

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace separated and that his younger brother and he were moving to Oklahoma City and that we wouldn’t be seeing each other any more. The following day he wasn’t at school and the attendance clerk told me that “Johnny” had checked out of school. His mom had called and said she would be enrolling him in school in Oklahoma once they arrived there. As I write this letter to you, I feel used, abused and stupid. Will you please give me a few words of encourage-

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TODAY – You’ll have plenty of ideas this year, but before you make any moves, make sure your concepts are sound. False information can lead you down a deceptive path. Focus more on home, family and projects that you know will bring you success. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Think matters through today. Uncertainty is the enemy. Remain calm and be mindful of what is going on around you. Make changes at home that will add to your comfort and joy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – An unusual plan will end up working out quite well. Innovation can bring greater opportunity to work alongside individuals who can inspire and motivate you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – You need to concentrate on improving your income, status or reputation. Look over contracts or paperwork that need to be addressed before the year comes to a close. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Keep your ears and your mind open today. It would be best to move at your own speed without relying on anyone to make choices for you. A good investment will pay off. Believe in your talents. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Know ahead of time what needs to be done to avoid being frazzled by the unexpected. A moneymaking idea can be launched. Keep personal issues in perspective. Don’t overspend on luxury items. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Add a personal touch to whatever you do, and it will be appreciated. Make a promise to someone you want to spend more time with, and the momentum generated will take care of the rest. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Don’t leave anything to chance. Stay on top of what needs to be done and deliver on your commitments. It’s not a good time to mix business with pleasure. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Venture down avenues that could lead you to learn something unusual or teach you about a culture or philosophy that you know little about. Plan a romantic adventure. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – If you don’t like your current situation, do something to change it. Explore new people, places and pursuits to get you thinking about future prospects. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Get into the mainstream. Enjoy life and the activities, events and people that interest you. Look for a way to turn your thoughts into reality. Don’t get angry – get moving. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Dig deep, ask questions and get the answers you need to make a big move. Overly hasty action will lead to an oversight. Know your limits and rely on your experience. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Get your ideas and projects off the drawing board and into the boardroom. Don’t hesitate to express your beliefs, attitudes and opinions. You have what it takes to excel, so be confident in everything that you do.

ment? – Nameless, Austin, Texas. Nameless: I agree that you were used and abused, but you are not stupid unless you make this same mistake again, and I’m sure you won’t. Spend time with your friends and enjoy school activities. All mistakes can be forgiven if you start by forgiving yourself. Needless to say, this guy will be out of your life and thoughts forever. Dr. Wallace: This certain girl I know really thinks she is beautiful (she is very stuck-up). She thinks she can get any guy she wants and she flirts with every cute guy around. All the girls I know talk

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behind her back and I know she doesn’t have any girlfriends. I really feel sorry for her. Is there any way I can help her? – Heidi, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Heidi: Yes, don’t talk behind her back. And when all the girls you know start talking behind her back, just walk away. Since this girl doesn’t have any girlfriends, do your best to be her first friend. Dr. Wallace: This guy I’m dating told me that a year ago he had Lyme disease. What is Lyme disease? Is it a venereal disease? I’m too embarrassed to ask other people about this, but I need an answer as soon as possible. If it’s not a venereal disease, what is it, and is it

BRIDGE Phillip Alder

contagious? – Concerned, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Concerned: Lyme disease is not a venereal disease. It is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick. Most times, Lyme disease is contracted while hiking or spending time in wooded, brushy or overgrown grassy areas, where the ticks live. Lyme disease, if untreated, can be painful with swelling in the joints. After you’re bitten by the deer tick, a skin rash and flu-like symptoms may develop. These symptoms can appear 2 to 30 days after the bite, according to the American Council on Science and Health.

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

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Using trump suits to make contracts As regular readers know, I do a lot of bridge teaching. In the summer, I travel around the country running “bridge camps without tents.” They usually last three days, but I did one for only two days in Birmingham, Ala., in October. In the winter, I teach in Florida and my car gets almost as good a workout as I do. The first lesson I taught this season in Florida, early last month, featured deals in which declarer had to handle the trump suit with care. This week, let’s look at six of them. First, how should South try to make four spades after West takes the first three tricks with his high clubs, then shifts to a heart? In the auction, South might rebid three no-trump, which works well here as long as North takes a spade finesse. And, yes, South might initially respond two spades, a strong jump shift showing 1316 high-card points and either an excellent one-suiter or a good two-suiter with length in both responder’s suit and opener’s suit. South, who needs the rest of the tricks, must draw trumps without loss. With eight cards missing only the queen, declarer should finesse, not play for the drop – “eight ever.” But should he finesse immediately, or only after first cashing the ace?


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, AS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE9 PLAINTIFF VS DORIS A. MALONE; DEFENDANTS 09 CH 70 8725 ELVA ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 6, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF

FOR SALE: COUNTRY LIVING

in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 11-09-480-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 8725 ELVA ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: WHITE SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The amount was Judgment $155,693.68. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0903213 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I574027 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F10120585 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Sergio A. Pantoja a/k/a Sergio A. Pantojo; Jessica Pantoja a/k/a Jessica Pantojo; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 11 CH 27 Property Address: 701 Dan Court, Genoa, Illinois 60135 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on June 13, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 9, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 701 Dan Court, Genoa, Illinois 60135 P.I.N.: 03-03-306-007 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $274,524.23 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT.

The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I574349 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP PLAINTIFF VS TRUDY L. SEMINARY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; TRUDY SEMINARY; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00121 618 NORTH 6TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: TAX NO. 08-23-131-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 618 NORTH 6TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: WHITE WOOD SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITHOUT GARAGE The Judgment amount was $147,191.36. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn,

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Page B8 • Monday, December 9, 2013 ey Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1124775 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I574059 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID GALICA, NATHAN BROOKS, CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N. A. and VELOCITY INVESTMENTS LLC, Defendants. 12-CH-683 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 132 N. 3RD ST, DEKALB, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on September 26, 2013 in the aboveentitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 0823-160-003 Commonly known as: 132 N. 3rd St, DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 9th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $144,690.74. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general 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 the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I573536 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F13030419 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Beneficial Financial I, Inc, successor by merger to Beneficial Illinois, Inc. dba Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Illinois Plaintiff, vs. Corbin T. Riggs aka Corbin Riggs; Jennifer L. Riggs; Earthmover Credit Union; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 168 Property Address: 126 South Locust Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on September 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 9, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: Commonly known as: 126 South Locust Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135 P.I.N.: 03-19-483-020

First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $244,198.00 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 I573323 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Chase Funding Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 Plaintiff, vs. Jesse D. Jackson, III; Joan M. Makela Defendants. 13 CH 229 422 Georjean Court, Sycamore, IL 60178 Judge Thomas L. Doherty NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on September 19, 2013, DeKalb County Sheriff will on January 9, 2014, at the hour of 1:00PM at DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Commonly known as 422 Georjean Court, Sycamore, IL 60178 Parcel Number(s): 0905329002 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-025166. Joel A. Knosher MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6298481 I576179 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 2, 9 & 16, 2013.)

any pr quality or quantity of title and without recourse to the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I573381 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH J. RUDNY, "MERS", MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC, and CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC, Defendants. 13-CH-61 Property Address: 938 East Garden St. DeKalb, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on September 26, 2013 in the aboveentitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 0823-456-002 Commonly known as: 938 East Garden St., DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on January 9, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $137,680.60. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, and is offered for sale without any representation as to

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to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA0903213 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I574027 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE9 PLAINTIFF VS DORIS A. MALONE; DEFENDANTS 09 CH 70 8725 ELVA ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on September 6, 2012, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE WEST 63 FEET OF THE EAST 305 FEET OF LOTS 9, 10, AND 11 IN BLOCK 4 IN THE VILLAGE OF ELVA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "B" OF PLATS, PAGE 79, ON AUGUST 18, 1886, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 11-09-480-003 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 8725 ELVA ROAD DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: WHITE SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. The Judgment amount was $155,693.68. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file

PUBLIC NOTICE F10120585 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Sergio A. Pantoja a/k/a Sergio A. Pantojo; Jessica Pantoja a/k/a Jessica Pantojo; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 11 CH 27 Property Address: 701 Dan Court, Genoa, Illinois 60135 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on June 13, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 9, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOT 61 IN OAK CREEK ESTATES UNIT 2, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AND PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AUGUST 15, 1995, AS DOCUMENT NO. 95008157, IN BOOK "Z" OF PLATS, PAGE 68, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 701 Dan Court, Genoa, Illinois 60135 P.I.N.: 03-03-306-007 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $274,524.23 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 630-428-4620 (fax) I574349 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP PLAINTIFF VS TRUDY L. SEMINARY; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; TRUDY SEMINARY; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00121 618 NORTH 6TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE UNDER ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ACT ***THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT ON A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE*** PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered by said Court in the above entitled cause on January 24, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on January 9, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00 PM, sell at public auction and sale to the highest bidder for cash, all and singular, the following described real estate mentioned in said Judgment, situated in the County of DEKALB, State of Illinois, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy said Judgment: THE NORTH 36 FEET OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 3 RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS "A" AND "B" OF MRS. M.A. EDDY'S ADDITION TO DEKALB, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS. TAX NO. 08-23-131-004 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 618 NORTH 6TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: WHITE WOOD SIDED TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITHOUT GARAGE The Judgment amount was $147,191.36. Sale Terms: This is an "AS IS" sale for "CASH". The successful bidder must deposit 25% down by certified funds; balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours. NO REFUNDS. The subject property is subject to general real estate taxes, special assessments or special taxes levied against said real estate, water bills, etc., and is offered for sale without any representation as to quality or quantity of title and without recourse to plaintiff. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. Upon payment in full of the bid amount, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the court file to verify all information. The successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DYAS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. For Information: Visit our website at http:\\service.atty-pierce.com. Between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. only - Pierce & Associates, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 1 North Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Tel. No. (312) 372-2060. Please refer to file #PA1124775 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I574059 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID GALICA, NATHAN BROOKS, CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N. A. and VELOCITY INVESTMENTS LLC, Defendants. 12-CH-683 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 132 N. 3RD ST, DEKALB, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on September 26, 2013 in the aboveentitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Parcel 1: Lot 77 in Block 14 of County Clerk's Subdivision of Blocks 11, 12, 14 and 15, DeKalb, Illinois, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Book "C" of Plats, Page 42, on September 15th, 1902, situated in the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois. Parcel 2: Easement for ingress and egress to a common stairway located between Lots 76 and 77 in Block 14 of County Clerk's Subdivision, for the benefit of Parcel One as created in the Party Wall Agreement between the Farmers and Merchants Bank, as Trustee under Trust Agreement dated August 23, 1976 known as Trust Number 1053, and the Farmers and Merchants Bank, as Trustee, under Trust Agreement Number 1-054, and Ralph D. Irving, Doris M. Irving and Don Irving, recorded January 12, 1983 as Document 8300161. Permanent Index Number: 0823-160-003 Commonly known as: 132 N. 3rd St, DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on the 9th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $144,690.74. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general 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 the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired ti-

quir tle. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. James A. Coale Attorney for Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC I573536 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F13030419 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Beneficial Financial I, Inc, successor by merger to Beneficial Illinois, Inc. dba Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Illinois Plaintiff, vs. Corbin T. Riggs aka Corbin Riggs; Jennifer L. Riggs; Earthmover Credit Union; Unknown Owners and NonRecord Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 168 Property Address: 126 South Locust Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135 NOTICE OF SHERIFF SALE Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgment of said Court entered in the above-entitled cause on September 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on January 9, 2014 , commencing at 1PM , at the Dekalb Public Safety Building, 150 N. Main St, Sycamore, IL 60178, to sell to the highest bidder or bidders the following described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 42 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 'C' OF THE PLAT SHOWING LANDS EAST OF HENRY ADDITION TO PATTERSON'S GENOA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK 'D' OF PLATS, PAGE 58; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 'C' AND THE EXTENSION THEREOF, 140.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE EASTERLY LINE OF LOCUST STREET AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAT, 66.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 'D' OF SAID PLAT; THENCE WESTERLY, ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 'D', 140.00 FEET TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOCUST STREET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOCUST STREET, 66.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 126 South Locust Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135 P.I.N.: 03-19-483-020 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $244,198.00 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 735 ILCS 5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) AND (H-2), 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(5), AND 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PURCHASER OF THE PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGEE, SHALL PAY THE ASSESSMENTS AND LEGAL FEES REQUIRED BY SUBSECTIONS (g)(1) AND (g)(4) OF SECTION 9 AND THE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (g-1) OF SECTION 18.5 OF THE ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT. The property will not be open for inspection. Terms of Sale: CASH - 10% down at the time of sale and the balance due within 24 hours of the sale. All payments for the amount bid shall be in certified funds payable to the Sheriff of Dekalb County. The person to contact for information regarding this property is: Steven J. Lindberg at FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1807 West Diehl Road, Naperville, IL (866)402-8661. For bidding instructions, visit www.fal-illinois.com 24 hours prior to sale. This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FREEDMAN ANSELMO LINDBERG LLC 1771 W. Diehl Rd., Ste 150 Naperville, IL 60563-4947 630-453-6960 866-402-8661 I573323 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, November 25, December 2 & 9, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY SYCAMORE ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Wachovia Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Chase Funding Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 Plaintiff, vs. Jesse D. Jackson, III; Joan M. Makela Defendants. 13 CH 229 422 Georjean Court, Sycamore, IL 60178 Judge Thomas L. Doherty NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above entitled cause on September 19, 2013, DeKalb County Sheriff will on January 9, 2014, at the hour of 1:00PM at DeKalb County


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Daily Chronicle / daily-chronicle.com ty Sheriff's Office, Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described mortgaged real estate: Lot 162 in Fourth Addition to Somonauk Meadows Subdivision, a Subdivision of part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 5, Township 40 North, Range 5, East of the Third Principal Meridian, according to the Plat thereof recorded September 14, 1971 as Document No. 361025, in Plat Book "P", Page 63, and Certificate of Correction recorded December 30, 1971 as Document No. 363016, in DeKalb County, Illinois. Commonly known as 422 Georjean Court, Sycamore, IL 60178 Parcel Number(s): 0905329002 The real estate is improved with a Single Family Residence. Sale terms: Bidder's must present, at the time of sale, a cashier's or certified check for 10% of the successful bid amount. The balance of the successfully bid shall be paid within 24 hours, by similar funds. The subject property 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. If this property is a condominium unit, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale, other than the mortgagee shall pay the assessments and the legal fees required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g) (4). For information call Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, One East Wacker, Suite 1250, One East Wacker, Suite 1250. Phone number: 312-651-6700. Attorney file number: 13-025166. Joel A. Knosher MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff One East Wacker, Suite 1250 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: 312-651-6700 Fax: 614-220-5613 Attorney. No.: 6298481 I576179 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, December 2, 9 & 16, 2013.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH J. RUDNY, "MERS", MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, AS NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC, and CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC, Defendants. 13-CH-61 Property Address: 938 East Garden St. DeKalb, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on September 26, 2013 in the aboveentitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: The East 21.7 feet of Lot 2 and all of Lot 3 in Block 1 in Clifford S. Hunt's Subdivision of a part of Outlot 1 of Hunt's Addition to the City of DeKalb, as shown by a Plat in Book G of Plats, Page 157 as Document No. 234487, and being situated in Section 23, Township 40 North, Range 4 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the County of

incipal y DeKalb and State of Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 0823-456-002 Commonly known as: 938 East Garden St., DeKalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on January 9, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $137,680.60. The real estate is improved with a single family residence. Sale terms: The bid amount, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, shall be paid in certified funds immediately by the highest and best bidder at the conclusion of the sale. The subject property is subject to general 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 the Plaintiff. The Sale is further subject to confirmation by the Court. Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the purchaser shall receive a Certificate of Sale, which will entitle the purchaser to a Deed to the real estate after confirmation of the sale. The property will NOT be open for inspection. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. For information, contact the Plaintiff's Attorney: Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, 111 E. Main St., Decatur, Illinois 62523 (217) 422-1719. The purchaser of a condominium unit at a judicial foreclosure sale, other than a mortgage, who takes possession of a condominium unit pursuant to a court order or a purchase who acquires title from a mortgage shall have the duty to pay the proportionate share, if any, of the common expenses for the unit which would have become due in the absence of any assessment acceleration during the 6 months immediately preceding institution of an action to enforce the collection of assessments, and which remain unpaid by the owner during whose possession the assessments accrued. If the outstanding assessments are paid at any time during any action to enforce the collection of assessments, the purchaser shall have no obligation to pay any assessments which accrued before he or she acquired title. If this property is a condominium unit which is part of a common interest community, the purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale other than a mortgagee shall pay the assessments required by the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5 (g-l) If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR (HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 151701 (c) OF THE ILLINOIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW. Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you are advised that the Law Firm of Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, is deemed to be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, and any information obtained will be used

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