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DeKalb postpones acting on TIF City Council will wait until March as talks with D-428 continue By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com DeKALB – City of DeKalb leaders are postponing action on the South Fourth Street tax increment financing district until March as they discuss the impacts of the economic incentive zone with DeKalb School District 428 officials.

During the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday night, Economic Development Coordinator Jennifer Diedrich explained the council needed to receive and file three ordinances that would establish the TIF district because the law requires the council do so within 90 days of the public hearing, which

took place in August. Alderman unanimously voted to file the ordinances. She then asked them to postpone action on the ordinances until next month. Diedrich explained after the Dec. 10 meeting when the council last delayed action on the district, which would run from Taylor Avenue to Fairlane

Avenue, the city and school district formed a task force that is discussing the TIF district’s effects. Alderman unanimously voted to delay approving or rejecting the ordinances until March 10. Tax increment financing enables municipalities to spur development in blighted areas

intendent of Business and Finance Andrea Gorla told the Daily Chronicle as the group continues to meet, she expects they will discuss things such as an agreement that states the city would give some of the TIF funds to the school district.

by freezing the property tax revenues that local governments receive for as long as 23 years. As property values in the district increase, the increased property taxes are funneled to a special account and used for improvements. District 428 officials have been opposed to creating the TIF district. Assistant Super-

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Suit accuses gov. hopeful of sexual harassment By KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

make up only 20 percent of the legislation. A majority of the $100 billion law funds the food stamp program, which serves 47 million Americans, including 2 million Illinoisans. The law cuts the food stamp program by $800 million annually, or 1 percent. The bill originally discussed in the House called for a 5 percent cut to food stamps. The cuts are aimed at cracking down on states that use heating benefits to boost food stamps. Illinois is not one of those states. The 1 percent cut still leaves people like Cynthia Jones, 49, of DeKalb, worried. Jones visited a food pantry for the first time in her life last week as she continued to reel from a nearly 65 percent cut in her food stamps. Jones said her food stamp benefits were slashed in November after a boost from the 2009 Recovery Act expired. Money is tight for Jones, who is on disability, and her fiancé, Carl McKee, who is in between jobs.

CHICAGO – The campaign for Illinois governor took a jarring turn Monday when a former state employee accused a Republican candidate, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, of sexually harassing him and regularly forcing him to do political work on state time – allegations Rutherford denied as “absolutely, totally political.” Ed Michalowski, a former lawyer and director in Rutherford’s office, filed a federal lawsuit alleging Rutherford started making unwanted sexual advances toward him in April 2011, shortly after Michalowski began working in the office. He said the haDan rassment continued for more Rutherford than two years. The lawsuit also claims Rutherford asked Michalowski to set up meetings with potential donors for campaign contributions and organize parades and petition drives while on government time. At a news conference late Monday, Rutherford said the claims have no merit “whatsoever” and questioned their timing, coming just weeks before the four-way GOP primary. He said his office has documents and correspondence that refute the claims and that, to his knowledge, there are no witnesses to the alleged incidents of harassment. “I absolutely believe this thing smells of politics,” Rutherford said. Political analysts said the allegations could severely damage Rutherford’s chances, particularly among the socially conservative voters who typically turn out to choose the Republican nominee. One political analyst called the claims “toxic.” But Rutherford said an independent investigation would clear his name. He repeated earlier accusations that a Republican gubernatorial rival, businessman Bruce Rauner, is behind the lawsuit in an attempt to undermine Rutherford’s campaign in advance of the March 18 primary. Rauner has denied any involvement. Michalowski submitted a letter of resignation to Rutherford’s office last week.

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Volunteer Ellen Avila prepares food items for distribution before opening the doors to the Feed My Sheep Food Pantry on Monday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb. The church hosts the food pantry every Monday and Thursday. By KATIE DAHLSTROM kdahlstrom@shawmedia.com eKALB – The passage of the $100-billion-a-year farm program drew varied reactions across DeKalb County, from people concerned about food security to farmers relieved to have a safety net. President Barack Obama signed the five-year plan into law Friday after it passed the House and the Senate with bipartisan support last week. The sweeping legislation covers programs that aid farmers as well as those who receive food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, had been an issue of congressional debate for years. While farmers will continue to receive subsidies, the law ends the $4.5 billion direct government payment subsidy that farmers received whether they produced anything or not. The law adds around $570 million a year to crop insurance subsidies, something Somonauk farmer and DeKalb

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County Farm Bureau President Mark Tuttle applauded. “If the government has to subsidize something, the insurance is the best thing,” Tuttle said. “You have a man who puts everything in his crops. All the farmers are asking for is a safety net.” Most of the subsidies benefit farmers who grow commodity crops, such as corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice. However, the law also includes support for livestock and dairy farmers. Victor Township farmer Roy Plote appreciated the extension of the livestock indemnity program, which offers protection to livestock farmers for the animals they lose during a disaster. “It gives me the ability to choose how I want to protect my livestock the same as people protect their crops,” said Plote, who has around 500 head of cattle under his watch. “We were at a disadvantage compared to the crop farmer.” Although farmers are closely examining the law’s details, their subsidies

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8 DAILY PLANNER Today Caring Through Food: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community 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. Somonauk-Sandwich HEA: Afternoon unit of the Homemakers Education Association. For meeting time and location, call Florence at 815-498-2007. Open Closet: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 E. Taylor St., DeKalb. Clothes and shoes for men, women and children. 815-758-1388. Safe Passage Sexual Assault adults’ support group; 815-7565228; www.safepassagedv.org. ESL and GED Classes: 6 to 8 p.m. at Esperanza en Unidad (Hope in Unity), 2225 Gateway Drive, Suite A. To register and for more information, call Dr. George Gutierrez at 815-9703265. 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. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6 to 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at CrossWind Community Church in Genoa. 815-784-3480. 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. Free Fit Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at International Montessory Academy, 1815 Mediterranean Drive, Sycamore. Featuring rotating cardio or yoga programs from various Beachbody workouts like P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Body Gospel, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Rev Abs and many others. Call 815-901-4474 or 815-566-3580 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesday Night Fellowship Group(C): 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. 815-7391950. Bingo: 7 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Club, 311 S. Washington St. Must be 18 or older to play. www. genoavetshome.us; contact Cindy at crmcorn65@yahoo.com or 815751-1509. DeKalb Area Women’s Center Board of Directors: 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the women’s center, 1021 State St. All DAWC members are welcome. 815-758-1351. Fellowship group AA(C): 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St., Sycamore. 800-452-7990; www.dekalbalanoclub.com. Good Vibes Al-Anon group: 7 to 8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St., DeKalb. Wheelchair accessible entrance is on N. Third St. Parking available in lot located on northwest corner of Third and Pine streets. Contact Mary Ann at 815-895-8119. Malta Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization: 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Malta Elementary School. For information, contact Liz Elliott at ttfn0205@aol.com. Sexaholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at 512 Normal Road, DeKalb (behind church in brick building). 815-5080280. Sycamore Girls Softball Board: 7 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. Contact: Kim Colness at 815-8953210 or kimcolness@comcast.net. Veterans Support Group: 7 to 8:30 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. Willard Aves American Legion Auxiliary Unit: 7 p.m. at the Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St. 815-784-2604. Prairie Echoes women’s chorus: 7:15 to 10 p.m. at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., in Sycamore, corner of Peace Road and Route 64. (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb). 815-761-5956; www.PrairieEchoes. com. DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at DeKalb Masonic Temple at Fairview Drive and Fourth Street. Men can join Freemasonry or find out about the brotherhood. dekalbmasons.wordpress.com or contact Jim Tome at jtome@demicooper. com or 815-508-3878. 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.

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Southwest Airlines Flight 4013 sits Jan. 13 at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Mo. On nearly 150 flights, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time, according to a search by The Associated Press of government safety databases and media reports since the early 1990s.

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Reports detail pilots who were heading to the wrong airports By JOAN LOWY The Associated Press WASHINGTON – At a time when a cellphone can guide you to your driveway, commercial pilots attempt to land at the wrong airport more often than most passengers realize or government officials admit, according to an Associated Press search of government safety data and news reports since the early 1990s. On at least 150 flights, including a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial passenger and cargo planes have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time. A particular trouble spot is San Jose, Calif. The list of landing mistakes includes six reports of pilots preparing to land at Moffett Field, a joint civilian-military airport, when they meant to go to Mineta San Jose International Airport, about 10 miles to the southeast. The airports are south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. “This event occurs several times every winter in bad weather when we work on Runway 12,” a San Jose airport tower controller said in a November 2012 report describing how an airliner headed for Moffett after being cleared to land at San Jose. The plane was waved off in time. In nearly all the incidents, the pilots were cleared by controllers to fly based on what they could see rather than relying on automation. Many incidents occur at night, with pilots reporting they were attracted by the runway lights of the first airport they saw during descent. Some pilots said they

disregarded navigation equipment that showed their planes slightly off course because the information didn’t match what they were seeing out their windows – a runway straight ahead. “You’ve got these runway lights, and you are looking at them, and they’re saying: ‘Come to me, come to me. I will let you land.’ They’re like the sirens of the ocean,” said Michael Barr, a former Air Force pilot who teaches aviation safety at the University of Southern California. Using NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, along with news accounts and reports sent to other federal agencies, the AP routed 35 landings and 115 approaches or aborted landing attempts at wrong airports by commercial passenger and cargo planes over more than two decades. The tally doesn’t include every event. Many aren’t disclosed to the media, and reports to the NASA database are voluntary. The Federal Aviation Administration investigates wrong airport landings and many near-landings, but those reports aren’t publicly available. FAA officials turned down a request by The Associated Press for access to those records, saying some may include information on possible violations of safety regulations by pilots and might be used in an enforcement action. NASA, on the other hand, scrubs its reports of identifying information to protect confidentiality, including names of pilots, controllers and airlines. While the database is operated by the space agency, it is paid for by the FAA and its budget has been frozen since 1997, said database director Linda Connell. As a result, fewer incident reports are being entered even though the volume of reports has

soared, she said. The accounts that are available paint a picture of repeated close calls, especially in parts of the country where airports are situated close together with runways similarly angled, including Nashville and Smyrna in Tennessee, Tucson and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, and several airports in South Florida. “Nashville and Smyrna is interesting,” said Kevin Hiatt, a former Delta Air Lines chief pilot. As a plane approaches from the southeast, “there’s three airports right in a row that are pointed almost exactly the same.” Continental Airlines regional carriers flying from Houston to Lake Charles Regional Airport on the Louisiana Gulf Coast have at least three times mistakenly landed at the smaller, nearby Southland Executive field. Both airports have runways painted with the numbers 15 and 33 to reflect their compass headings. Runways are angled based on prevailing winds. The recent wrong airport landings by a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in Missouri and an Atlas Air Boeing 747 freighter in Kansas have heightened safety concerns. The Southwest pilots stopped just short of a ravine at the end of the short runway in Hollister, Mo., when they meant to land on a runway twice as long at nearby Branson. Of the 35 documented wrong landings, at least 23 occurred at airports with shorter runways. FAA officials emphasized that cases of wrong airport landings are rare. There are nearly 29,000 commercial aircraft flights daily in the U.S., but only eight wrong airport landings by U.S. carriers in the past decade, according to AP’s tally. None has resulted in death or injury.

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Lawsuit also includes chief of staff Pantry served 2,000 people • RUTHERFORD from 800 families last month Continued from page A1 The lawsuit names both the treasurer and his chief of staff, Kyle Ham. In it, Michalowski alleges that he attended an April 2011 overnight retreat at Rutherford’s Chenoa home. He said Rutherford told him other staff members would be there but that no one else arrived. The lawsuit alleges that Rutherford entered the guest bedroom where Michalowski was staying that night and grabbed his genital area. Michalowski said he pushed Rutherford away and later told Ham about the incident. Michalowski alleges Rutherford’s chief of staff told him, “At least we have job security.” In a statement from Rutherford’s office Monday, Ham “vehemently” denied Michalowski’s account. He said no such report was made to him. Rutherford also said travel vouchers that Michalowski submitted for reimbursement show he traveled to and from the retreat – which the treasurer said wasn’t at his home – the same day and was back in Chicago

by 4 p.m. But Michalowski’s attorney, Christine Svenson, told The Associated Press late Monday that Rutherford asked her client to file inaccurate information on the reimbursement form. Michalowski also claims Rutherford made unwanted sexual advances toward him in August 2011 in Springfield and during 2012 Republican National Convention in Florida. The suit also claims Rutherford made Michalowski do work for his own campaign as well as for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Rutherford was the Illinois chairman for the Romney campaign. Rutherford, a former state lawmaker, was elected to the office in 2010. He’s facing Rauner and state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard in the GOP primary to take on Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Rutherford said his office conducted an internal investigation into the allegations and they showed no merit. However, because he’s treasurer, Rutherford said he was launching an outside investigation with independent attorneys and consultants and asked them to complete it “as expeditiously as possible.”

• FARM BILL Continued from page A1 “It makes me feel great that these resources are here,” McKee said while standing in line at Bethehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb, adding paying for food isn’t always an option. “Sometimes, it’s choosing between food and the gas bill or the light bill or doing the laundry.” About a third of the people who visit Bethlehem’s food pantry receive food stamps. Last month, the pantry served 2,000 people from 800 families, according to Gretchen McCleary, an administrative assistant at the church. Mary Nikonsuk, 59, of Sycamore, receives $48 a month in food stamps, down from the $63

a month she received before the November cuts. She was disheartened to learn about the cuts included in the law. “Without food pantries, I would starve to death and the government doesn’t give a [darn],” Nikonsuk said. McCleary said the church’s food pantry, is trying to keep up with the influx of people seeking help in the wake of cuts in their unemployment benefits and food aid payments. Although the church hasn’t had trouble keeping shelves stocked, McCleary’s concerned about what will happen when temperatures start to climb. “Sometimes it’s hard to tell what will happen, but I’m sure we’ll get more people,” she said. • The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Cortland board OKs treasurer’s dismissal By ANDREA AZZO aazzo@shawmedia.com

By MONICA MASCHAK mmaschak@shawmedia.com This week, I wanted to share a cool frame shot at a swim meet a couple of weeks ago, and reflect on something I learned after graduating college. In college, professors would use their best photographs as examples when teaching lessons. After a while, those examples gave the illusion that they were incapable of taking a bad photo.

That, in turn, made my peers and I feel we were unworthy of the photojournalist title. I was very hard on myself at my first newspaper job and was disappointed each time I didn’t get the perfect photograph. Later I called my former professor and asked him if it was normal to not get “the” photo every time. It may sound obvious to all of you, but I just needed reassurance that I didn’t need to develop superpowers to do my job.

In short, he said perfect photos happen few and far between. A lot of what goes into great journalistic photographs is luck. This photo is an example of hard work with a little bit of luck. When covering swimming, the only thing a photographer can really predict is composition and hope that the rest falls in place. The truth is, hands-on experience is the ultimate teaching tool.

old before Sept. 1 to enroll. This night is for parents only to meet the teachers and complete the necessary registration materials. Bring the child’s official birth certificate. No fee payment is required at this time. All students registered will be invited to a Kindergarten Round Up in the spring to meet the teachers and

see the classrooms. Parents unable to attend are urged to call the school at 815286-3400.

CORTLAND – A Warrenville accounting firm will take over Cortland’s treasurer duties after the town’s Board of Trustees approved the treasurer’s removal Monday. Mark Davenport was relieved from his duties as town treasurer Jan. 31 by Cortland Town Mayor Russ Stokes after the accounting firm, Lauterbach and Amen LLP, issued a report showing Cortland had multiple past due invoices and payments. Cortland officials hired Lauterbach and Amen LLP after becoming concerned that treasurer reports were not submitted to the board in a timely fashion, Stokes, said. There were no motions by the board to disapprove the removal. A two-thirds vote would have been required to restore Davenport to office. “There is nothing here that was done illegally,” Stokes said. “We’re not missing any money. It’s a matter of whether the responsibilities of the treasurer were being met, and clearly they

“There is nothing here that was done illegally. We’re not missing any money. It’s a matter of whether the responsibilities of the treasurer were being met, and clearly they were not.” Russ Stokes, Cortland Town mayor were not.” The town government had several unpaid bills from vendors including ComEd, which had said it would shut off service if payments were not made, according to a review of the treasurer or budget officer report. The report also said Cortland received notices from the Illinois Department of Employment Security for outstanding amounts due for unemployment payouts; a notice from DeKalb County that the budget or estimated revenues and certification of budget or appropriation had not been filed by Jan. 13; and one of the town’s insurance policies, brokered by Assurance, expired Jan. 1. The town’s management also expressed concerns with software and records, the report states.

The town treasurer’s duties required he or she pay the town’s bills, Stokes said. The public accountancy firm will take over treasurer duties through at least the end of the fiscal year April 30. In the meantime, Stokes has 60 days to decide whether to appoint a new person or outsource the treasurer position, he said. Stokes was sympathetic to removing the treasurer, calling Davenport “a fine person.” “To protect the interests of the town, I have no choice but to remove [Davenport] from his authorities,” Stokes said. “I’m sorry this process must play out by law in front of the public.” Davenport was a full-time employee who received full benefits from the town of Cortland. His salary was not available Monday.

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arships workshop will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 in Room A1225 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. Money Talks: Scholarships will address where students can locate local scholarships along with tips and strategies to writing a strong scholarship

essay. The 90-minute session will cover other scholarship strategies and answer questions from participants. This workshop is the first in a series to help current and prospective college students find ways to pay for college and become more financially savvy. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free three-credit-hour

class at Kishwaukee College and other prizes. Participants who attend other programs in the series will increase their chances of winning. The drawing will be conducted in May. For more information, contact the Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Office at 815-825-2086, ext. 2240 or email christina.lorence@ kishwaukeecollege.edu. – Daily Chronicle


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JAMES D. CONLIN

Born: Feb. 12, 1921, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Feb. 8, 2014, in Sycamore, Ill.

Born: Nov. 17, 1947, in DeKalb, Ill. Died: Jan. 30, 2014

SYCAMORE – Maxine C. Ball, 92, of Sycamore, Ill., died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 12, 1921, in DeKalb, the daughter of George and Bessie (Tweed) Latimer, Maxine married Barney Ball on Aug. 28, 1948, in DeKalb. They enjoyed their country life, farming in Sycamore. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Elaine Ball and Gayle McDowell; her grandchildren, Heather, John, Phillip, Brianne and Rin; her five great-grandchildren; her sister, June Garcia; her brothers, Gerald, Bruce and Gary Latimer; and several special nieces, nephews and other extended family. She joins her husband, parents and a brother in heaven. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. GaHyung Kim of Sycamore United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Maxine C. Ball Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

ROSCOE – James D. Conlin, 66, of Roscoe, Ill., began a new journey Jan. 30, 2014, when he was reunited with the love of his life, Karen Conlin, in heaven. Born Nov. 17, 1947, in DeKalb, Jim graduated from DeKalb High School. He enjoyed golfing and traveling. He was employed by Leath Furniture and Taylor Freezer. He fulfilled his dreams of having a home on the golf course and although short, a retirement in Arizona. He leaves behind daughters, Tracy (Mike) Lindgren and Jenifer (Simon) Licon; sons, Bradley Conlin and Larry Nevel; granddaughters, Taylor, Brittany and Emily; grandsons, Joseph and Joshua; mother, Helen Pederson; brothers, John (Donna) Conlin and Jeff Pederson; sister, Janet (Tom) Siebrasse; significant other, Ruth (Harris) Claus; and many other beloved relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Conlin. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Malta Congregational Church officiating. The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the James D. Conlin Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www. AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

DAVID WILSON CARLISILE Born: May 30, 1940, in Tupelo, Miss. Died: Dec. 29, 2013 DeKALB – The Rev. David Wilson Carlisle, son of Curtis Luke Carlisle and Sarah Wilson Hurd, died Dec. 29, 2013, after a long illness. Born May 30, 1940, in Tupelo, Miss., he graduated from Lambuth College in 1963, and from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and later received a master’s degree from Dubuque Theological Seminary. David served several parishes in Tennessee while in seminary, then moved to Illinois where he served as associate pastor at the United Methodist Church in Dixon. From Dixon he moved to Marseilles, Ill., to serve the United Methodist Church there. After that he also served Sugar Grove UMC, Aldersgate UMC in Wheaton, Centennial UMC in Rockford and First UMC in DeKalb, and also served as district superintendent of the DeKalb District of the UMC. On June 15, 1963, he married Amy Simpson at Trinity Methodist Church in Memphis. They were divorced 11 years later. They have two daughters: Amy Katherine Weatherford, of Kirkland, Wash., and Kristine Allane Martineau, of Memphis, Tenn. He also is survived by eight grandchildren. Subsequently, he married Marie Laatz Bramel in May of 1975. They were married for 38 years. A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 10., at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb. David was a strong proponent of education, personal growth and continued learning throughout his lifetime. Since he was involved in these endeavors in both his personal and professional life as he went about his work within the church, any donations are requested to go to the local community college in the DeKalb District, Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60105. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

DENNIS RAY CRADDUCK Born: Sept. 21, 1946, in Mendota, Ill. Died: Feb. 8, 2014, in Maywood, Ill. STEWARD – Dennis Ray Cradduck, of Steward, Ill., went home to the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, while surrounded by his wife and children at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Born Sept. 21, 1946, in Mendota, to Earl and Erma (Mittan) Cradduck, he married Anita Hawbaker on Nov. 20, 1965, in Lee. Dennis was a financial adviser for 21 years, most recently working for Regal Investment Advisors in Rockford. He achieved the distinction of Million Dollar Roundtable twice in his career. Dennis farmed for more than 40 years near Paw Paw, retiring in 2006. He was a director of the Lee County Farm Bureau for 15 years, serving as president from 1981 to 1988. He raised registered Angus cattle, showing them with his family in many state and national shows. He was an elected representative to the Lee County Board for 17 years. He held various church council roles at First Lutheran in Lee, coached Little League baseball, and was a member of the Paw Paw Lions Club, the Friends of Massey Harris and the Illinois and National Angus Associations. For the past three years, he attended Christ the Rock Lutheran Church in Rockford. Dennis enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors, as well as displaying them in collector events across the state. Dennis loved to travel, experience new things and meet new people. He felt extremely blessed to have seen many beautiful places with Anita, as well as his children and grandchildren. He also was an avid gardener, finding joy in

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tending to his rose, lily and tulip beds. He is survived by his wife; brother, Kenneth Cradduck of Paw Paw; daughter, Chantel (Jim) Jones of Peoria; and son, Carson (Vicky) Cradduck of Mount Prospect. He was a proud “Poppa” to four grandchildren: Payton Smith and Cooper Jones, and Riley and Luke Cradduck. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; parents; fatherand mother-in-law, Reuben and Lucille Hawbaker; one brother-inlaw, Reuben “Buzz” Hawbaker; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Hawbaker and Lonnie Cradduck. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Torman Funeral Home in Paw Paw. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Christ the Rock Lutheran Church, 8330 Newburg Road, Rockford. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw. For information, call Torman Funeral Home at 815-627-3811 or visit www.TormanFuneralHome. com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

WILLIAM E. MASHARE Born: June 24, 1943, in Dover, N.J. Died: Feb. 9, 2014, in Leland, Ill. LELAND – William E. Mashare Jr., 70, of Leland, Ill., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. Born June 24, 1943, in Dover, N.J., the son of Alice (Dietz) Mashare, he married Shirley Wendt on Dec. 27, 1981, in Elk Grove Village. Bill enjoyed fishing, gardening and his greatest love of all was his family. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Leland; one daughter, Heather (Paul) Gunsul of Loves Park; two sons, William A. (Jennifer Plique) Mashare of Utica and Andrew (Amanda) Mashare of Ottawa; one granddaughter, Bryley Somers; two sisters, Joan DeGroat of Florida and Gale (Blace) Flatt of New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his mother. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. Burial will follow at Little Indian Creek Cemetery in Leland. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. Memorials can be directed to Edward Cancer Center or KishHealth System Hospice. For more information or to sign the online guest book, visit www. EighnerFuneralHomes.com. To sign the online guest book, visit www.legacy.com/daily-chronicle.

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Chicago center scheduled for folks with ties to Mexican state By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press CHICAGO – A new center opening in Chicago will be a hub for Midwesterners with ties to the central State of Mexico, Gov. Pat Quinn and visiting Mexican officials announced Monday. The center – named the Casa de Estado de Mexico – is for people in the U.S. connected to the central state, which is adjacent to Mexico City. The idea is to help people with social and legal services, such as processing marriage and birth certificates. The center’s director, Esther Burgos Jimenez, estimates there are 500,000 people in the Midwest with such ties. The center is similar to one that exists in Texas. Quinn and Gov. Eruviel Avila of the State of Mexico stopped at the center on the city’s near West Side for a celebratory ceremony and called it a chance for the two entities to continue a dialogue into other issues. Quinn and Avila met last year while Quinn was in Mexico for a trade mission. The two men met privately at Quinn’s downtown Chicago office Monday to discuss water issues and education before visiting the center, Quinn said. He said that such center will create a stronger link between the two entities. “It really helps with our commerce, our connection on culture and education,” Quinn told reporters after the event. The center is paid for by the State of Mexico, Burgos Jimenez said. It opens for business next week. Illinois officials said no state money was used for the project but it could

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Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Gov. Eruviel Avila of the central State of Mexico hold pieces of a ceremonial ribbon that was cut to inaugurate Casa de Estado de Mexico, a trade office in Chicago’s near west side Monday in Chicago. help serve as a liaison with state authorities. Avila and a contingent of other leaders and artists from the State of Mexico are visiting Illinois for two days, including a stop at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Also, university officials from the State of Mexico are expected to sign an agreement with Illinois and the University of Illinois to collaborate in the sciences, such

as veterinary medicine and animal genetics. The orchestra of the State of Mexico – Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México – was scheduled to play a free concert at a Chicago high school later Monday. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has touted trade between the two countries. Since 2010 Mexico has purchased $1.9 billion in agricultural products from Illinois, according to Quinn’s office.

Tameetra S. McNeal, 32, of the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 1, on an in-state warrant. Jacarlos J. Mitchell, 25, of the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive, DeKalb, was arrested Saturday, Feb. 1, on an in-state warrant. Jon R. Limbacher, 24, of the 700 block of Regent Drive, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 2, with keeping a disorderly house and battery. Laura L. Garcia, 28, of the 800 block of Russell Road, DeKalb, was charged Sunday, Feb. 2, with domestic battery. Durbin K. M. Wojtylewski, 22, of the 5900 block of Essex Road, Oak Forest, was charged Sunday, Feb. 2, with disorderly conduct and retail theft. Ryan S. Archer, 28, of the

300 block of Cherry Street, Evansville, Wis., was arrested Sunday, Feb. 2, on an in-state warrant. Joshua R. Menson, 24, of the 800 block of Russell Road, DeKalb, was charged Monday, Feb. 3, with marijuana possession.

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DeKalb city Daniel J. Weiss, 23, of the 700 block of Boxwood Drive, Schaumburg, was charged Saturday, Feb. 1, with fighing in city. Hayley R. Oleson, 23, of the 800 block of Sunnymeade Trail, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Feb. 1, with giving a false police report. James R. Finley, 32, of the 300 block of Hickory Street, DeKalb, was charged Saturday, Feb. 1, with disorderly conduct.

Sycamore Dominic M. Zajdel, 22, of Sycamore, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 4, with domestic battery. Elizabeth D. Bowles, 19, of Aurora, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 4, with obstructing justice. Harley D. Miller, 19, of Plano, was charged Tuesday, Feb. 4, with obstructing justice. Jesse A. Shanyfelt, 28, of Sycamore, was charged Monday, Feb. 3, with domestic battery.

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Iraqi militants accidentally kill 21 of their own people the country, just 60 miles north of the capital. The discovery shows that “the terrorist groups have made a strong comeback in Iraq and that the security problems are far from over, and things are heading from bad to worse,” said Hamid al-Mutlaq, a member of the parliament’s security and defense committee. The militants belonged to a network now known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an extremist group that recently broke with al-Qaida. The ISIL, emboldened by fellow fighters’ gains in the Syrian civil war, has tried to position itself as the champion of Iraqi Sunnis angry at the government over what they see as efforts to marginalize them.

side bomb attack on his motorcade in the northern city of Mosul. Nevertheless, the events underscored the determination of the insurgents to rebuild and regain the strength they enjoyed in Iraq at the height of the war until U.S.backed Sunni tribesmen turned against them. The militants are currently battling for control of mainly Sunni areas of western Iraq in a key test of the Shiite-led government’s ability to maintain security more than two years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. While the Iraqi army has been attacking insurgent training camps in the vast desert of western Anbar province near the Syrian border, it is unusual to find such a camp in the center of

By SAMEER N. YACOUB The Associated Press BAGHDAD – An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Nearly two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene. The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped unhurt from a road-

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aazzo@shawmedia.com DeKALB – Michelle Schulz is trying to create spring in the midst of what she calls a crazy winter. Schulz, the manager of Sycamore’s Kar-Fre Flowers, 1126 E. State St., is one of many small business employees preparing for what will be one of their busiest times of the year with Valentine’s Day on Friday. Schulz will have nine delivery trucks at 8 a.m. delivering flowers such as roses imported from Ecuador. “I have plants flying out the door for people who want a little bit of spring in their home,” she said. The day after Valentine’s Day is equally as busy with people forgetting about the romance holiday, Schulz said. DeKalb Florist, 2131 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, is offering a satchel container with chocolate, candy and a gift certificate to the store for $35. The gift certificate is good for the whole year. Customers come once a

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Rung, Stover named to bank board of directors Dana Stover and John Rung have been named to the Community Board of Directors of Castle Bank. Stover most recently served as assistant dean in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, Idaho. She also has taught at the University of Portland and Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She received a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Demography from Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in Business Management from Washington State University. She is on the board of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, involved with the DeKalb Rotary Club, and active with several student groups at Northern Illinois University. Stover and her husband, Doug Baker, reside in DeKalb and have two daughters. Rung serves as president of Shaw Media Co., where he has been employed for 12 years. Rung has held various positions with the organization, spending the majority of his time with the Northwest Herald in McHenry County. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. Rung is a board member for the McHenry County Economic Development Corp., Inland Press Association, and Shaw Media. He also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Illinois Press Association. Shaw Media was formed in 1851. Today the company has nearly 100 print and digital publications, including the Daily Chronicle, serving 12 counties in northern Illinois and three counties in Iowa. Rung and his wife Rachel, along with their three children, reside in Johnsburg.

section consists of products made by people who make a fair living wage, Hanson said. “It’s fun to have items that you feel good about buying in that the people who made them were treated

well,” Hanson said. “You feel good about your purchases that way.” Items in the gift section include jewelry, head scarves, mittens, ceramics and a local coffee roaster, Hanson said. Roses and mixed flower bouquet purchases will include fair trade organic chocolate, Hanson said. The Confectionary, with locations in DeKalb and Sycamore, is letting customers build their own gift baskets with the help of a store employee. The candy store also will sell a new line of heart-shaped gift boxes. Styles offer a mini version of a large heart box that holds three truffles for $12.75, said Betsy Hendrey, co-owner of The Confectionary. The store also is selling chocolate-covered strawberries, its most popular item, for the romantic holiday. “We recommend that customers shop early because supplies are limited, and lines will be long on Thursday and Friday,” Hendrey said.

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Genoa Super Wash Car Wash, 360 Sycamore Road, Genoa, recently held a drawing for one person to win a year’s worth of free automatic car wash tokens valued at more than $300. The winner, Marlene Knuckey of Sycamore, was randomly chosen from hundreds of entries received during the annual promotion. Knuckey works as a secretary at Genoa Middle School. Pictured (from left) is Roger Watson, Leroy Hoeft, owner Bill Obenauf, Marlene Knuckey, Charlie Miller and owner Donna Obenauf.

This winter has been an incredible combination of cold and snow for this area (and many other areas, too). As I continue to complain about the cold weather and continuing to shovel the snow, my kids seem to only focus on the chance to go sledding again or building another snow fort in the yard. It got me to thinking that many of us (myself included) tend to focus on the negatives with a lot of things that go on in life. Others seem to always find the positive and appreciate what they have. If you have been watching the Olympics, some athletes focus on participation, competing and the experience of the games while others are strictly focused on winning and anything less is a failure. Now I’m not saying that these athletes shouldn’t be trying to win gold at the games but doing their best competing while representing their country is an accomplishment that should not be overlooked or taken for granted. The same can be said about most of us locally. We are so caught up in what we don’t have that we are not able to appreciate what has been accomplished. In 2005, the Board of the DeKalb Chamber drafted some documents regarding Sustainable Economic Vitality in the area. Everyone wants to live in an area that provides a high quality of life, but what does that look like? The answer might be different for everyone, but there are some constants to the formula for achieving it (key components of a vital community like schools, parks, healthcare, etc.). Over the past 10 years since the SEV documents were written, many great improvements have happened

CHAMBER VIEW Matt Duffy in the area including a new DeKalb High School, expansion and improvements to Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College, additions and changes to area parks, a new hospital, new cancer center, and major improvements in downtown DeKalb to name a few. Because we always want more (which isn’t a bad thing), we don’t always appreciate the many great things that have happened. I don’t have the space to list all of the great things that have happened just in the past year and I’m sure each of you will have a different list based on what affects you most. One example of not fully appreciating success is the NIU football team. If I told someone 10 years ago that the team went to a fourth consecutive MAC Championship, went undefeated during the regular season, extended its home winning streak to 26 games and attended its sixth consecutive bowl game that would seem like a reach. The truth is that now it’s expected. That’s a great thing, but shows us just how easily we can take things for granted. Always look ahead to the next great accomplishment, but don’t forget to enjoy what has already happened, too. Be a part of making this area great. To find out more information about what is happening locally, visit www.dekalb.org.

• Matt Duffy is executive director of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

Warren attends leadership institute Fred D. Warren of DeKalb, a Modern Woodmen of America regional director, recently attended the Modern Woodmen Leadership Career Institute, held at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island. Modern Woodmen’s top managers are invited to attend the event where speakers teach attendees to become better leaders, improve results in their regions, and inspire those with whom they work. Speakers included Phil Richards, CEO of the North Star Resource Group and inductee into the 2010 National Wrestling Hall of Fame; Rich Campe, a successful entrepreneur who has started, owned and sold Verizon Cellular stores; and Jeff Peden, an international speaker known as the “Great Ideas!” guy. Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the U.S.

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NICK GERTMANN Armor Technologies Nick Gertmann was born in 1980 and grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Wauconda High School and attended College at Northern Illinois University where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology. He met his wife, Shannan (a single mother of two), while attending college. They married in 2008 and still live in DeKalb with three children, Joshua, Savannah, and Maximus. Nick has been an active member of the DeKalb Church of Christ since 2001, once holding a leadership role teaching and administering the childrenʼs classes. He has been working with Armor Technologies, previously known as Snare Systems Tech & Repair, since 2008. Originally focused on a career pertaining to his Engineering background, Nick has since made the career move to Information Technology. After graduating college, Nick has earned CompTIA A+, Microsoft Support, and Microsoft Certified Professional certifications. Nickʼs advantages in the I.T. field include his analytical background from Engineering. He focuses on providing solutions to problems where there traditionally are none. Small businesses have benefitted from this mindset from the implementation of enterprise-quality infrastructure while using existing resources, or less-expensive open-source software where applicable. As far as information technology for small business, Nick believes in two things: 1. thereʼs always an alternative solution, donʼt spend unnecessarily, and 2. the company needs to be comfortable with their infrastructure. This always includes extra training in order for the company to be less dependent on someone outside the company to solve every problem. In his free-time, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and focusing on Christ. He strives to make sure his actions provide a good example for his family and others that come in contact with him.


Opinions

Daily Chronicle • www.daily-chronicle.com • Page A7 • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

8OUR VIEW

8SKETCH VIEW

Enough of lame ducks, lead like eagles

8LETTERS TO THE EDITOR motorist in extra repair expenses every year. That same study found 2,311 of Illinois’ bridges to be To the Editor: Recently, I introduced legislation structurally deficient. Lowering this sales tax will not (Senate Bill 2790) to give Illinois only save families money, but will families and businesses nearly $450 million in tax relief from help those gasoline and conveIllinois’ sales tax on gasoline. nience stores bordering other Illinois is only one of seven states states with vastly lower gas taxes that levy a sales tax on gasoline than Illinois. We lose millions in in addition to a per-gallon tax. In sales taxes to border states when effect, this tax is a tax on a tax, Illinoisans cross the border to buy and is terrible fiscal policy. Even lower priced gasoline, then purworse, the sales tax collected chase groceries and other items. on gasoline doesn’t even go to Finally, our state needs a topsupport road construction and to-bottom review of all taxes and maintenance, it goes to the State’s fees that are currently leveled. This General Revenue Fund. proposal is my first step at a comMy plan calls for reducing the prehensive reform of the way we state’s 5 percent sales tax on raise and spend tax dollars. gasoline, saving Illinois families and businesses hundreds of dollars Kirk W. Dillard a year. I believe that after Gov. Pat Illinois State Senator (R-Hinsdale) Candidate for Illinois Governor Quinn and the Democrats raised income taxes 67 percent in 2010, Illinoisans deserve some tax relief. We all need to be ‘Monuments Men’ Additionally, part of the sales To the Editor: tax will be redirected toward a $1 I have written much about the billion infrastructure plan dedicatimportance of visual arts (all arts) ed to repairing our failing roads education. It seems I find myself and bridges. A recent report by with the news of late. the American Society of Engineers The so-called “Greatest Generfound that 73 percent of Illinois’ ation,” those who at home and major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, costing $292 per abroad brought us safely out of

Citizens deserve relief from gasoline tax

World War II and Nazi oppression, recognized that to save our physical lives was not enough. They knew we also needed to save our expressive, cultural selves by rescuing much of the world’s art and artifacts stolen and threatened by Hitler’s wrath. These rescuers, these “Monuments Men” and women (their story currently documented in text and major motion picture) understood that art is life, that history is known largely through study of the visual arts and expressions of our ancestors, governments and theologians. In other words, to save art is to save what makes us tick; what presents itself from one place and time to another; what propels and compels us; what gifts us with awe; what inspires aspiration. We agree with these goals. We respect what they did. So, why do so many of us think of art as frivolity? Will it take reaction to an oppressive regime to drive the benefits of vitality from arts learning? We are too preoccupied pumping ahead with technology and too busy continuing to buy into the bottom line mentality of not what we teach, but how we assess it.

We all need to be “Monuments Men.” We need to remember our debt to what the arts have taught us. We need to champion both old and new arts expression and believing that it matters. It is, for many, a life-saving and affirming foundation for being. As I was fond of telling my students: As human beings, you can’t go through one day without it. Fine arts education in tandem with science exploration and engineering isn’t just captivating and fun; it’s an invaluable combination for progressive human future. Art is not a throwaway. It isn’t simply a hobby. Art is human, documentary of whom we are, but more, who we can become while enriching our path from here to wherever. I’m not sure if we’ll get to a point of understanding this where it becomes engrained and art is valued as necessary before something dire happens to us, but I want us to try. Let’s not leave critical arts learning behind. Let’s pack it up with life’s staples and respect its essential nourishment. Julie Sorensen Sycamore

Is Obama seeking an opening to Iran? Is Barack Obama trying to shift alliances in the Middle East away from traditional allies and toward Iran? Robert Kaplan, author and geopolitical analyst for the Stratford consulting firm, thinks so. In a RealClearWorld.com article, Kaplan argues that the Obama administration sees the recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani “as a potential Deng Xiaoping, someone from within the ideological solidarity system who can, measureby-stealthy-measure, lead his country away from ideology and toward internal reform.” Such a development, he goes on, is “something that could, in turn, result in an understanding with the West.” That of course is not what the president and Secretary of State John Kerry say they’re up to. They say they’re trying to get Iran to agree to stop its nuclear weapons development. No talk of a new alliance. But Kaplan’s view provides a more convincing explanation of what they’ve actually been doing. It helps explain why Obama and Kerry remain equable in the face of Iranian officials’ public statements that they have not given up their nuclear program. It also helps explain their adamant opposition to the sanctions bill supported by 59 senators and a large majority in the House. That bill would apply enhanced sanctions if and only if the administration did not achieve its stated goals at the end of the sixmonth negotiating period agreed to in November and that took effect, after resolution of “technical” issues, in January. Obama spokesmen say the sanctions legislation might torpedo the negotiations and even lead to war. The Iranians, brought to the table by sanctions, will walk out if more sanctions are threatened. That makes little sense. Particularly because in his State of the Union message

VIEWS Michael Barone Obama said that he would be the first to insist on more sanctions if negotiations failed. Why oppose legislation that would make his own threat more credible? It would make sense, however, if Obama is trying to construct, in Kaplan’s words, “a concert of powers that would include America, Iran, Russia and Europe,” all opposed to Sunni al-Qaida terrorists. Kaplan compares Obama and Kerry on Iran with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger on China, attempting to reconcile with a long-shunned adversary based on shared common interests. But there are significant differences between Nixon and Kissinger’s opening to China and what Kaplan says Obama and Kerry are doing today. The first is that Nixon and Kissinger waited until they had strong concrete evidence that China’s leaders had interests consistent with America’s. As a candidate, Nixon wrote a 1967 Foreign Affairs article saying “we cannot simply afford to leave China forever outside the family of nations.” But he called that a long-run goal, dependent on China “accepting the basic rules of international civility.” In office, Nixon and Kissinger listened to Chinese officials’ denunciations of the Soviets and Soviet diplomats’ alarm over China. But only after they observed a Soviet arms buildup and armed clashes on the China-Soviet border did they actively pursue communications with China through intermediaries. Iran’s mullah regime has been spon-

soring armed attacks on Americans for 35 years. Its assaults on al-Qaida-type terrorists have been limited, so far as the record shows, to a bit of help in Afghanistan a decade ago. The second difference between Iran now and China then is that Obama and Kerry, in Kaplan’s account, place much stock in Rouhani as a change agent who will modify the character of a regime hostile to the U.S. for 35 years. Previous administrations have seen earlier Iranian presidents as change agents too. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his book “Duty” notes that every president since Jimmy Carter has tried to reach out to Iranian leaders “and every one of them has failed to elicit any meaningful response.” The reason is that the firmly anti-American supreme leaders, Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei, hold the real power, not the occasional smiling front-man president. Nixon and Kissinger did not rely on some internal reformer to turn China around. Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms started four years after Nixon resigned, and his name does not appear in Kissinger’s memoir “The White House Years.” The Nixon-Kissinger opening did not rely on regime change – Kissinger’s account portrays them as puzzled by internal Chinese politics – but on a demonstrated common interest in cabining in the Soviet Union. Do Obama and Kerry really believe that we share such a common interest with the mullahs’ Iran?

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

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Birds of a feather flock together, so the saying goes. One of the problems that happens when dozens of birds flock together is that, often, they leave behind a big, stinky mess. That goes for the geese who patrol the Northern Illinois University campus, and it goes for lame-duck legislators who flock together after even-year November elections. Put 118 state representatives and 59 state senators in their respective chambers, with lame-duck members totally free of the worry of voter retribution, and they might just leave a big mess behind, too. The most infamous lame- For the record duck session of the Illinois Then, rather than acting Legislature in recent years like lame ducks or timid happened in January 2011. chickens, our legislators That’s when outgoing lawmight begin taking their makers joined forces with leadership cues from the powers that be to enact a big income tax increase on another bird – the majestic individuals and businesses. eagle that graces the Many Illinoisans were Illinois state seal and flag. left mad as a wet hen over that one. Last week, House Republicans introduced proposals to greatly limit the ability of the Legislature to approve controversial legislation, such as tax increases, after an election. The Republicans want to shoo lame ducks out of any post-election decision-making processes. They would do that by requiring the outgoing General Assembly to wrap up its work by Election Day. They would also advance Inauguration Day from the second Wednesday in January to the second Wednesday in December, thus narrowing the window for legislative mischief. The only time a lame-duck legislative session could be called would be when all legislative leaders and the governor agree to it, and then only for limited purposes. At this point, we note that Republicans number only 48 in the 118-member House. Because Democrats are in the majority with 70 members, the Republicans’ chances of getting their proposals approved are limited, to say the least. In addition, Republicans have not been immune to using lame-duck sessions to approve controversial legislation in the past. One infamous bill that granted lawmakers hefty pay increases won approval after the 1978 election. Now that the shoe has been on the other foot for a while, Republicans say they are ready for reform. Whatever their motivation, their measure could help to change Illinois’ crooked political culture by removing an underhanded, chicken-hearted method used by the Legislature to do its business. Then, rather than acting like lame ducks or timid chickens, our legislators might begin taking their leadership cues from another bird – the majestic eagle that graces the Illinois state seal and flag. We can only hope.

8 ANOTHER VIEW

Boehner’s weak immigration excuses Just a week ago, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a set of Republican principles that established a framework for reforming the nation’s broken immigration system. Now, in a whirlwind about-face, the speaker declares that the prospects for immigration legislation this year are slight because Republicans don’t trust President Obama to enforce laws the House might pass. The suggestion that the president doesn’t or wouldn’t enforce immigration laws is transparently false. In the very near future, the Obama administration will deport its 2 millionth illegal immigrant, a pace much faster than that of President George W. Bush or any previous president. Under Obama, apprehensions along the Southwest frontier – a reflection of illegal border crossing activity – have fallen to a four-decade low. The number of Border Patrol agents has doubled in the past decade, to say nothing of sharply higher spending on other agencies and resources meant to stop illegal crossings. Has all of this been lost on Boehner? No, the speaker’s assertion is a smoke screen designed to obscure the fact that rank-and-file Republicans refuse to tackle immigration reform. Many persist in the fantasy that 11.7 million illegal immigrants, among them at least 7 million with jobs, should be forced to leave the country, and that anything short of that amounts to amnesty. Some might not buy into the self-deportation myth, but fear a primary challenge if they appear lax. Others, more calculatingly, are loath to debate an issue that could prompt a venomous internecine fight, divert attention from what they see as the debacle of the Affordable Care Act and diminish GOP prospects in this fall’s midterm elections. The Washington Post

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WEATHER

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Sports

Columnist Tom Musick says its time to embrace coach Tom Thibodeau’s stubborn Bulls. PAGE B2

SECTION B Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Daily Chronicle

Sports editor Ross Jacobson • rjacobson@shawmedia.com

8MORNING KICKOFF

CLASS 1A EARLVILLE REGIONAL

Young T’wolves have big-game experience By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com AP photo

Zook eager to return to coaching with Packers GREEN BAY, Wis. – Two years away from the sideline was enough for Ron Zook – he wanted back in. So when Packers coach Mike McCarthy called with an opportunity to return to the profession in which he had worked more than three decades, Zook jumped at the chance to interview. McCarthy gave him the job. Meet the new assistant special teams coach for Green Bay. “No, I didn’t have to think about it at all,” Zook said Monday at Lambeau Field. At Green Bay, he’ll assist special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum. No ego problems here, even if Zook was once the head coach of major college programs at Florida and Illinois. “To me, I was able to get back in coaching for the reasons I got into coaching,” Zook said. “Because I love the game. You love the relationships you have with the players, the relationships you have with the coaches.” The addition of Zook was part of a handful of offseason changes to McCarthy’s staff, necessitated in part by the departures of quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo to become offensive coordinator of the New York Giants; and outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene, who left to spend more time with family. Alex Van Pelt, a former NFL backup quarterback, replaces McAdoo after coaching running backs for two seasons. – Wire report

SHABBONA – Indian Creek girls basketball coach Paul Muchmore remembers one moment of last year’s Hinckley-Big Rock Regional final when his team had four freshmen on the court. The outcome didn’t go the way Muchmore and the Timberwolves wanted, with rival Hinckley-Big Rock defeating Indian Creek, 46-45, in overtime. But there was a point when Madison Russell, Alexis Van Wyhe, Jacklyn Bouma and Josie Diehl – now sophomores – were in the lineup with Kate Thuestad, one of the Timberwolves’ two senior starters last season.

meaningful minutes.” Muchmore hopes the experience from last season’s Monday’s quarterfinal heart-breaker will pay off this (4) Earlville-Leland 41, year. Indian Creek (13-13), (5) Paw Paw 24 the top seed at the Class 1A Wednesday’s semifinal Earlville Regional, opens post(1) Indian Creek vs. season play at 6 p.m. Wednes(4) Earlville-Leland, 6 p.m. day against Earlville-Leland, (2) Somonuak vs. (3) LaMoille, the winner of Monday’s quar8 p.m. terfinal game against Paw Paw. Thursday’s final “I think it’ll be nice that the Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. girls that are sophomores, especially, played in such a close • Winner advances to the game,” Muchmore said. “We Putnam County Sectional had a really nice crowd that day, too. I think if the game gets Rob Winner – rwinner@shawmedia.com “I think I remember that I close, I think it’ll definitely help. called a timeout and kind of Like I said, we’re young, but Indian Creek’s Alexis Van Wyhe (center) looks to shoot while surroundlooked around, it was Kate and young with a lot of experience.” ed by three Newark defenders in the first quarter of a Little Ten Conference tournament game Jan. 23 in Hinckley. Newark defeated Indian four freshmen,” Muchmore said. “All of them played See TIMBERWOLVES, page B3 Creek, 37-23.

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WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH SECTIONAL

8WHAT TO WATCH Pro basketball Atlanta at Bulls, 7 p.m., CSN The Bulls, who just finished a 3-3 road trip, are 20-20 since star-crossed All-Star Derrick Rose went down with his second major knee injury in three seasons.

See the Winter Olympics TV schedule on Page B4. Also on TV... Men’s basketball Florida at Tennessee, 6 p.m., ESPN Oklahoma St. at Texas, 6 p.m., ESPN2 Wake Forest at N.C. State, 6 p.m., ESPNU Marquette at Seton Hall, 6 p.m., FS1 Michigan at Ohio St., 8 p.m., ESPN Mississippi at Alabama, 8 p.m., ESPNU Xavier at Butler, 8 p.m., FS1 San Diego St. at Wyoming, 10 p.m., ESPNU Soccer Premier League, Chelsea at West Bromwich, 1:55 p.m., NBCSN

8KEEP UP ONLINE Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Want the latest from the area’s prep sports scene? Follow our coverage on Facebook by searching for DC Preps or on Twitter at twitter.com/dc_preps. Follow our NIU athletics coverage on Facebook by searching for Huskie Wire or on Twitter at twitter.com/HuskieWire.

Monica Maschak – mmaschak@shawmedia.com

DeKalb-Sycamore co-op gymnast Katelyn Nelson takes a turn on the bars during practice Thursday at Energym as the team prepared for today’s Wheaton Warrenville Sectional.

Special connections Barbs went from having one of their worst scores in program history early in the season to being at-large qualifiers for the Wheaton Warrenville South Sectional, where they’ll compete today. “The technology’s been out of it,” Morreale said with a laugh. “I think More of all the other years, this is probably online the closest team we’ve had. … That’s the difference between club and high For all your prep sports coverage – stories, school. At the club level, we try to do features, scores, photos, videos and more – the team thing, but high school really log on to Daily-Chronicle.com/dcpreps. is a team.” The Barbs finished second in their and even singing. For Morreale, that’s regional Feb. 4 at Wheaton Warrenwhat’s made this year special for ville South, but they qualified based on DeKalb-Sycamore, which is in its fourth their score. Senior Meredith Whisenyear as a high school program. The hunt won the all-around and junior

Squad disconnects from technology, reaps the benefits of team chemistry By ANTHONY ZILIS sports@daily-chronicle.com On the bus trips to his team’s first few away meets, DeKalb-Sycamore coop gymnastics coach Andy Morreale noticed something different about this year’s team than the first few versions of the squad. Instead of focusing on their cellphones or listening to music on headphones, they were talking, laughing

Alison Morreale finished fourth, both qualifying individually, while freshman Katelyn Nelson had a nice day of her own, advancing to sectionals in the floor exercise and the vault. Whisenhunt has grown immensely after finishing fourth in regionals a year ago. This year, she finished 1.4 points higher in the regional, and Alison Morreale said her confidence has improved by leaps and bounds. Whisenhunt said she thinks that has something to do with the fact that she and her few veteran teammates have adjusted to the differences between club and high school gymnastics.

See GYMNASTICS, page B3

SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

Kane biggest U.S. star in Sochi SOCHI, Russia – For the United States, these are the Patrick Kane Winter Olympics. That might be a bit frightening to those of you who Voice your still think of opinion Kane as the immature, How many hours bare-chested of Winter Olympics party monster coverage have you who never watched? Vote would say online at no to a night Daily-Chronicle.com. out. Times change, and people change. Or maybe some people don’t change, but they just get smarter about their nocturnal

VIEWS Rick Morrissey habits. Whatever the case, there’s no doubt Kane deserves to be the face of the Sochi Games for the United States. He’s that good and that exciting as an athlete. He’s bigger than Shaun White, Bode Miller and Shani Davis, for the simple reason that he’s one of the biggest stars in a sport that happens to matter more than once every four years. Then again, he’ll be America’s favorite until a U.S. female figure skater wins a gold

medal, in which case the country will dump the Blackhawks star like one of the stuffed animals tossed at Gracie Gold’s feet. But Kane is so unique in his skills, so electric with the puck that eyes can’t help but follow him. NBC, always on the lookout for a hero, will be looking at him intently, quite possibly to the point of distraction. He always has done well in these moments. He helped lead the United States to a silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Several months later, he scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in

See MORRISSEY, page B4

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Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane looks to pass the puck in a game against the Sharks on Feb. 1 in San Jose, Calif.


SPORTS

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8PREP SCHEDULE TODAY Boys Basketball Mooseheart at Indian Creek, 6:45 p.m. Hiawatha at Ashton-Franklin Center, 6:45 p.m. Sterling at Sycamore, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Marengo, 7:15 p.m. Kaneland at West Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Hinckley-Big Rock vs. Mooseheart in Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinals, 6 p.m. DeKalb at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Genoa-Kingston at Rockford East, 7 p.m. Hiawatha vs. Rockford Christian Life in Class 1A Rockford Christian Life Regional quarterfinals, 8 p.m. Girls Gymnastics DeKalb-Sycamore co-op at Wheaton Warrenville South Regional, TBA

WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Indian Creek vs. Earlville-Leland in Class A Earlville Regional semifinals, 6 p.m. Girls Track Kaneland at Dundee-Crown Invite, 5:30 p.m.

8SPORTS SHORTS Brown gets scholarship offer from W. Michigan DeKalb junior running back Dre Brown received a football scholarship offer from Western Michigan on Monday, according to his Twitter account. The offer was Brown’s fifth overall from an FBS program. His other offers are from Northern Illinois, Illinois, Kent State and Toledo. Brown led the area in rushing as a junior and helped DeKalb to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons as the Barbs posted a 5-5 record. The Broncos are coached by Kaneland and NIU alumnus P.J. Fleck.

Twins GM Ryan says he has treatable cancer MINNEAPOLIS – Diagnosed with cancer in his neck, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has taken leave from his job for treatment and recovery. The timetable for his return is unclear, but the prognosis is optimistic. Though sobered by and concerned about the news, the Twins expressed confidence in the ability of their front office’s longtime leader to beat the disease and get back to running the team.

Ex-Arizona, NFL player gets prison for tax fraud AUSTIN, Texas – Former NFL player Greg Boyd has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for income tax fraud. A statement issued by the U.S. attorney’s office in Austin said Boyd was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison. He could have gotten up to nine years in prison. A jury found Boyd guilty in November of filing fraudulent income tax returns in 2004, 2005 and 2006, reporting no income each year. Boyd said he believed only federal employees, federal contractors and investors in federal securities owed income taxes.

Russia-U.S. women’s exhibition postponed ATLANTA – A winter storm warning has convinced U.S. soccer officials to postpone the U.S. women’s exhibition game against Russia from Wednesday to Thursday at the Georgia Dome. The U.S. team’s open training session planned for today was canceled.

Former director of WBCA, Jaynes, dies Betty Jaynes, the first executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, died Monday after a brief illness, the WBCA announced. She was 68. Jaynes, who also coached at Madison College (now James Madison) from 1970-82 was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 and was honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with its John Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. – Staff, wire reports

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1st openly gay player to face hurdles By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don’t have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL. The Southeastern Conference’s co-defensive player of the year is about to find out if America’s most popular sport, rooted in machismo and entrenched in locker room hijinks, is ready for its first openly gay player. First, he’ll have to find a team willing to put up with the media circus that will surround him. Then, he’ll have to find acceptance like he did at Missouri, where his sexuality was a nonissue during a 12-2 season. Only now, he’ll face opponents and their fans who know he’s gay. He might even face cheap shots and teammates hesitant to shower alongside him or un-

dress in his presence. Although several teams and coaches said Monday that Sam’s sexual orientation wouldn’t affect his draft status, former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, who contends his championing of gay rights led to his release from the Minnesota Vikings last year, wasn’t so sure. “The majority of players Michael Sam will be supportive of Michael Sam or just won’t care,” Kluwe said. “You’ll have isolated guys here and there who might try to make a fuss about it, but players by and large are very much, ‘Hey, we’re here to do a job, we’re here to go out and play football.’ “In terms of the coaching/ front office side, I think there’s where issues are going to arise because they are going to look at this like, ‘Hey, is this going

to cause a distraction for the team?’ And by distraction, they mean, ‘We’re not really OK with having a gay player on our team, we can’t come out and say that, so we’re going to use the word distraction,’ ” Kluwe added. “And unfortunately, those are the people who determine if you’re employed or not.” John Elway has a unique perspective running the Broncos’ front office now after a Hall of Fame playing career, and he said Monday he’d have no problem drafting Sam. “We will evaluate Michael just like any other draft prospect: on the basis of his ability, character and NFL potential. His announcement will have no effect on how we see him as a football player,” Elway said. “Having spent 16 years in an NFL locker room, the bottom line is that it’s about treating others with respect and earning that respect. By all indications, it appears Michael has

done just that throughout his football career.” Several coaches said if a player is accountable and a winner, being gay is a nonissue. “If anybody can come in and help us win games and be successful – black, white, yellow, straight, gay – I don’t think it matters,” said new Green Bay quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. Before Sam revealed his sexual orientation, the pass-rusher was projected as a mid-round draft pick. Kluwe said reports that Sam’s draft stock could drop because he revealed his sexual orientation “basically could have been lifted from any American sporting paper in the 1940s when Jackie Robinson was about to enter Major League Baseball. It’s like we’ve been here before. Why do we have to keep doing the same thing?”

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Embrace stubborn Bulls Thibs getting the most out of his players CHICAGO – After a 6,700mile road trip that stretched for two full weeks, the Bulls return tonight to the United Center. It’s time to say welcome back. And, well, some of us were wrong. Because the natural reaction was to give up on the Bulls after Derrick Rose Next stepped awkwardly on his vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m. today, left leg on a late CSN, AM-1000 night in late November. The first instinct was to start thinking about next season – yet again – after Rose hobbled out of Portland’s arena on crutches and toward another long recovery from a season-ending injury. The temptation was to root AP photo for the injury-riddled Bulls to lose as many games as possible Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau instructs his team against the Golden State for the rest of the season. The Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, Calif. The Bulls are 20-20 since belief was that nothing meanlosing Derrick Rose to a season-ending injury in November. ingful could come without Rose, so the Bulls would be betNate Robinson last season, he VIEWS ter off to tank the season and has transformed waiver-wire receive a high draft pick in an point guard D.J. Augustin Tom effort to reload for the 2014-15 into a dependable, season-long Musick campaign. replacement for the youngest It turns out that Bulls can MVP in NBA history. be stubborn. tage in the first round of the When Augustin signs a It turns out that basketball playoffs. multimillion-dollar deal this fans can change their minds. Roll your eyes if you want, summer, as Robinson did last At 25-25, the Bulls are in the but it’s really remarkable what offseason with the Denver thick of the playoff race with the Bulls are doing. Nuggets, he might want to about two months to go in the Led by detail-obsessed send a gift to Thibodeau. coach Tom Thibodeau, the regular season. They entered Remember how the Bulls Bulls have gone 20-20 without Monday as the would-be No. traded Luol Deng to the Rose in the lineup after going 5 seed in the Eastern Con5-5 with him in the lineup. Just Cleveland Cavaliers in early ference, trailing the Atlanta January? Remember how that as Thibodeau salvaged the Hawks by only a half-game in career of diminutive scorer pursuit of home-court advanseemed like a white-flag sur-

render on the season? The Bulls have won 11 of 18 games since then. Forget rooting for losses. Hopefully, the Bulls can pick up two more wins this week before they head into the NBA All-Star break. Let’s embrace this team and its scrap-heap point guard in Augustin, its emotional leader in Joakim Noah, its late firstround gems in Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler, and its journeyman contributors in Kirk Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy. You know what? Let’s embrace Carlos Boozer and his rainbow jump shot from 15 feet, even if his defense is weaker than the Greek economy. Besides, it’s too late to root for the Bulls to draw a top draft pick. Too many teams have piled up too many losses as they cross their fingers and hope for a chance to draft top college players such as Jabari Parker (Duke), Joel Embiid (Kansas), Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) and Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State). Stars will emerge from that group of players, but nothing is guaranteed in the NBA. Ask Greg Oden or Kwame Brown or any number of other lottery-pick busts. Instead, it’s best to focus on the present and enjoy the Bulls’ run to the postseason. Perhaps another veteran such as Hinrich or Dunleavy will be shipped away before the trade deadline, but Thibodeau and his team have rebounded from bigger losses. So, when the Bulls take the court tonight for the opening tip, here’s a crazy thought: Let’s root for a win.

• Shaw Media sports columnist Tom Musick can be reached at tmusick@shawmedia.com and on Twitter @tcmusick.

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With new commish, NBA enters Silver age By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK – His name already is on the ball. Now Adam Silver can put his stamp on the NBA. On All-Star Saturday in New Orleans, Silver will deliver his first state of the league news conference as commissioner, a chance to tell a worldwide viewing audience how he plans to make the NBA bigger and better than it was under David Stern. Don’t expect anything major. After working so closely with Stern during his 22 years at the league, Silver’s fingerprints already were all over the $5.5 billion business long before he became in charge of it 10 days ago. “I’m not coming in with a five-point plan,” Silver told The Associated Press during an interview in his office at NBA headquarters. “I’m not an out-

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Adam Silver speaks before the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on June 6 in Miami. sider coming into the league. was something that I thought I’ve been part of this league should’ve been done markedly for a long time and if there different than the way it’s done

now, I think David and I would have pushed each other to do it. “My priority is the game and that’s what I’ll be telling people next Saturday.” He has been at the NBA since 1992, overseeing the league’s entertainment empire, helping negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and on Feb. 1, he replaced Stern. He is liked by owners and respected by players, all believing Silver is the person to continue the massive growth the league saw under Stern. “He’s someone who has the same kind of feel that we have, in the sense of how can we make this pie bigger? How can we make this game bigger? Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade said. “He’s going to be a good commissioner I believe. Strong in what he believes in. He was in the (CBA) meetings, as well, so we know what kind of guy he is and we respect him.”

EASTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 40 11 .784 — Bulls 25 25 .500 14½ Detroit 22 29 .431 18 Cleveland 18 33 .353 22 Milwaukee 9 42 .176 31 Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 27 24 .529 — Brooklyn 23 26 .469 3 New York 20 31 .392 7 Boston 19 34 .358 9 Philadelphia 15 37 .288 12½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 35 14 .714 — Atlanta 25 24 .510 10 Washington 25 25 .500 10½ Charlotte 22 29 .431 14 Orlando 16 37 .302 21

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 37 15 .712 Houston 35 17 .673 Dallas 31 21 .596 Memphis 27 23 .540 New Orleans 22 29 .431 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 41 12 .774 Portland 36 15 .706 Denver 24 26 .480 Minnesota 24 28 .462 Utah 17 33 .340 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 36 18 .667 Phoenix 30 20 .600 Golden State 30 21 .588 L.A. Lakers 18 33 .353 Sacramento 17 34 .333

GB — 2 6 9 14½ GB — 4 15½ 16½ 22½ GB — 4 4½ 16½ 17½

Monday’s Results Indiana 119, Denver 80 Toronto 108, New Orleans 101 Detroit 109, San Antonio 100 Houston 107, Minnesota 89 Boston 102, Milwaukee 86 Philadelphia at Golden State (n) Today’s Games Atlanta at Bulls, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Dallas at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 7 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at Houston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Utah, 8 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 Blackhawks 60 35 11 14 84 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47

GF 196 207 174 145 164 168 146

GA 135 163 153 147 164 175 180

GF 196 175 139 163 146 137 153

GA 147 142 128 169 160 179 199

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 Tampa Bay 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 Montreal 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 Toronto 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 Detroit 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 Ottawa 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders60 22 30 8 52 164 200 Two points for win, one point for OT loss Olympic Break Play resumes Tuesday, Feb. 25

MEN’S BASKETBALL AP TOP 25 Monday’s Results Kansas St. 85, No. 7 Kansas 82 (OT) West Virginia 102, No. 11 Iowa St. 77 No. 17 Virginia 61, Maryland 53 Today’s Games No. 3 Florida at Tennessee, 6 p.m. No. 4 Wichita St. vs. Southern Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 5 San Diego St. at Wyoming, 10:05 p.m. No. 15 Michigan at No. 22 Ohio St., 8 p.m. No. 19 Texas vs. Oklahoma St., 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse at No. 25 Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. No. 6 Villanova at DePaul, 7 p.m. No. 8 Duke at North Carolina, 8 p.m. No. 14 Kentucky at Auburn, 7 p.m. No. 20 Memphis vs. UCF, 8 p.m. No. 24 Connecticut vs. South Florida at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 9 Michigan St. vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m. No. 13 Louisville at Temple, 6 p.m. No. 18 Creighton at Butler, 6 p.m. No. 21 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m. No. 23 SMU at Rutgers, 6 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 2 Arizona at Arizona St., 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. N.C. State, 2 p.m. No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky, 8 p.m. No. 5 San Diego St. vs. Air Force, 7:05 p.m. No. 7 Kansas vs. TCU, 3 p.m. No. 8 Duke vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. No. 10 Cincinnati vs. Houston, 2 p.m. No. 11 Iowa St. vs. Texas Tech, 12:45 p.m. No. 12 Saint Louis vs. VCU, 1 p.m. No. 16 Iowa at Penn St., noon No. 17 Virginia at Clemson, 11 a.m. No. 19 Texas vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m. No. 20 Memphis vs. No. 24 Connecticut at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 11 a.m. No. 22 Ohio St. at Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 25 Pittsburgh at North Carolina, noon Sunday’s Games No. 4 Wichita St. at Evansville, 4 p.m. No. 6 Villanova at No. 18 Creighton, 4:07 p.m. No. 9 Michigan St. vs. Nebraska, 3 p.m. No. 13 Louisville vs. Rutgers, 5 p.m. No. 15 Michigan vs. No. 21 Wisconsin, noon No. 23 SMU at Temple, 1 p.m.


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Morreale has chance to make big leap • GYMNASTICS Continued from page B1 “At first it was a hard transition,” Whisenhunt said. “Now we know the rules of it and how to do well in the high school setting and to put in new skills easily, and it’s a lot more fun when you know what you’re doing.” Andy Morreale said there’s plenty of room for improvement from his team overall, especially considering the team has a few freshmen playing key roles. In particular, Alison Morreale has a chance to make a big leap after injuring her knee in practice the day before the regional, which forced her to simplify her floor routine. In the sectional, she mostly will be unimpeded. “I was nervous about making it out, because I watered down my floor routine a lot, actually,” Morreale said. “It’s definitely an improvement, especially on the floor. It feels a lot better now.” Although they might not equal last year’s regional championship team in terms of scores, this young group has shown it will be a force to be reckoned with going forward. The squad’s improvement

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Sycamore girls whip IMSA By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com The Sycamore girls basketball team honored its four seniors with a dominating 5215 win over IMSA on Monday in the Spartans’ final home game of the season. Sycamore took an 18-2 lead after the first quarter. Bailey Gilbert scored 15 points to lead the Spartans. Senior Julia Moll scored five points in the win.

Cogs edged by R-B: Genoa-Kingston fell to Richmond-Burton, 43-41, at home. Senior Andrea Strohmaier scored a game-high 16 points in her final home game for G-K (6-18, 2-9 BNC East), and Julie Galauner added 11 points, including three 3-pointers. “I thought our girls battled really hard. We came out pretty sluggish in the third quarter and got down 12 and got all the way back to down two,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel

said. “When we take care of the ball, we can pretty much play with anybody and I think we showed that against a good Richmond team.”

Kaneland tops Yorkville: Kaneland (12-13, 4-4 NI Big 12 East) defeated Yorkvile, 51-41, at home. Kelly Wallner scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds while Amber Winquist-Bailey had 11 points and six rebounds for the Knights, who went on a 22-1 run in the second half.

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Allison Morreale warms up before practice Thursday at Energym. and togetherness seems to have shown just how far the program has come in its four years of existence. “This team is so much more connected,” Andy Morreale

said. “Each meet, they’ve gone up two points and have just gotten better and better as a team. I think of all the other years, this is probably the closest team we’ve had.”

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T’wolves haven’t won a regional since ’98 • TIMBERWOLVES Continued from page B1 With a win Wednesday, the Timberwolves would play either second-seeded Somonauk or third-seeded LaMoille in the regional championship with a shot at their first regional title since 1998. But history isn’t something that’s on the players’ minds. “We don’t really talk too much about it,” Diehl said. “We

just know that it’s kind of a goal of ours, to get one of them.” Muchmore said a regional title would give his young team confidence. He said he started bringing up regional play when the assignments were announced, telling his players which games would have an effect on seeding, although he didn’t want them to get too far ahead. Indian Creek has beaten every team in the five-team field in Earlville-Leland, and topped

Somonauk in both the regular season and the Little Ten Conference tournament. This time, the Timberwolves are going into postseason play as the favorite. Although, they also have been on the other side. Indian Creek was the third seed last season, and wasn’t expected to play for a championship, let alone take the top seed to the brink. “Anything can really happen,” Russell said. “You just have to be ready for anything.”

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Gold or bust: Hosts feeling the pressure Toews recalls nerves playing for host in 2010 Vancouver Games By MARK LAZERUS mlazerus@suntimes.com SOCHI, Russia – Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews lay in bed in Vancouver on the night of Feb. 27, 2010, and tried to put it all out of his mind, tried to relax, tried to sleep. But how could he? At high noon the next day, Toews faced the biggest game of his career – heck, the biggest game of anyone’s career. It was the biggest hockey game in the history of his country, as nearly any Canadian will tell you without equivocation. The unflappable embodiment of cool? The unshakable picture of poise? Not on this night. It was all in Toews’ head: the expectation – no, the demand – to win the Olympic gold medal on his home soil, the pressure to not let his entire nation down. Even the delirious noise from a buzzing downtown Vancouver permeated his walls and his psyche. The first day in Vancouver? Tough.

“I remember the first practice, pucks were flying off my stick,” Toews said. “I was nervous.” The last night in Vancouver? Unbearable. “That last night was a long one,” Toews said. It all worked out in the end, of course. Canada beat the United States, 3-2, on Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime. The joy – and the relief – was palpable Jonathan across the Great Toews White North. The pressure was more than anything anyone on the Canadian team had faced – or will face again. And now it’s Russia’s turn. About 150 NHL players arrived Monday in Sochi to relatively little fanfare. Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky didn’t know what to expect. It wasn’t much. “The greeting wasn’t anything special,” he said. “Just the usual, ‘Hi, how are you doing?’ ”

Just wait. There’s no bigger gold medal to host Russia than this one. What would hockey gold mean after Vladimir Putin put so much effort and money into hosting the Winter Games? “Means gold only costs $50 billion, probably,” Capitals star Alex Ovechkin joked. The atmosphere at the 12,000seat Bolshoy Ice Dome is expected to be unlike anything most of these players have witnessed. The Russia-United States game Saturday has been circled by both sides for months. The crowd will be “off the charts,” in U.S. coach Dan Bylsma’s words, rabidly chanting “Shaybu! Shaybu!’” – the Russian demand for a goal. And they’ll be demanding a lot of them. Enough to beat the stacked Canadians, the surging Americans, the superb Swedes. Considering nine of Russia’s 25 players play in the Kontinental Hockey League, the Russians are hardly the favorites. And captain Pavel Datsyuk has a balky knee that kept him out of practice Monday (he’s still expected to play). Doesn’t matter. It’s gold or bust. “Russia hasn’t won a gold medal in hockey [since the unified

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Hoefl-Riesch wins 2nd gold in super-combined By DAVID PACE The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia – Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch – another Olympic gold in the super-combined. Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successful- Maria ly defend her Hoefl-Riesch Olympic title in the dual-run event. The German finished less than a second ahead of both silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria and Julia Mancuso of the United States, who won the bronze. Mancuso won silver in the event in Vancouver. Lindsey Vonn had the fastest downhill time in Vancouver, but when Vonn skied out on the slalom, Hoefl-Riesch roared back to claim gold. This time, Vonn is out with an injury, and Mancuso replaced her at the top the standings after the downhill. Also on Day 4 of the Sochi Olympics, Charles Hamelin of Canada raced to the 1,500-meter short track speedskating gold, and Viktor Ahn earned the bronze to give Russia its first-ever short track medal; Michel Mulder of the Netherlands earned the 500-meter speedskating gold; Martin Fourcade won the 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit; and Alex Bilodeau won his second consecutive gold medal in men’s moguls. Alpine skiing: Hoefl-Riesch was fifth fastest in the opening downhill leg, trailing Mancuso by 1.04 seconds. The German’s two-run time of 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds was 0.4 seconds faster than Hosp. Mancuso, who finished 0.53 behind Hoefl-Riesch, won her fourth career Olympic medal in Alpine skiing. No other American woman has won more than two.

Medals table Through Monday (18 total events) Nation G S B Canada 3 3 1 Netherlands 3 2 2 Norway 2 1 4 Russia 1 2 3 United States 2 0 3 Austria 1 2 0 Czech Republic 0 2 1 Germany 2 0 0 France 1 0 1 Sweden 0 2 0 Italy 0 1 1 Poland 1 0 0 Slovakia 1 0 0 Switzerland 1 0 0 China 0 1 0 Finland 0 1 0 Slovenia 0 1 0 Britain 0 0 1 Ukraine 0 0 1

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petition. The wily veteran maintained a top-three position throughout most of the 14-lap race, leaving enough at the end to defeat a loaded field, including Ahn and silver medalist Han Tianyu of China. Ahn was a three-time gold medalist for his native South Korea, but after missing the Vancouver Games he changed his name and became a Russian citizen. When he stepped on the medals podium, the mostly Russian crowd erupted in wild cheers. Speedskating: Mulder’s 500-meter speedskating victory earned him the title of fastest man on skates. Teammate Jan Smeekens was 0.01 seconds behind for silver, and twin Ronald Mulder took bronze in a Dutch sweep. Biathlon: Fourcade’s win earned France its first medal. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic took the silver, and Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France earned bronze. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway finished fourth, missing out on a record 13th Winter Olympic medal. Men’s moguls: Bilodeau became the Olympics’ first repeat winner in men’s moguls. Canadian teammate Mikael S h o r t t r a c k s p e e d s k a t - Kingsbury won the silver, giving: At 29, Hamelin was the ing the Canadians a 1-2 finish oldest skater in the first fi- in both men’s and women’s nal of the short track com- moguls.

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SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS Men’s and women’s cross-country: individual sprint gold medal finals, 5 a.m., NBCSN Women’s hockey: Russia vs. Japan, 9 a.m., NBCSN Figure skating: pairs’ short program, 9 a.m., MSNBC Women’s ski jumping: individual K-95 gold medal final (LIVE); Women’s speedskating: 500 gold medal final (taped), 12:30 p.m., NBCSN Men’s and women’s cross-country: individual sprint gold medal finals; Women’s luge: gold medal final runs; Women’s freestyle skiing: slopestyle competition, 2 p.m., NBC (tape delayed) Hockey, game of the day, 4 p.m., NBCSN (taped delayed) Women’s curling: United States vs. Britain, 4 p.m., CNBC (taped delayed) Men’s snowboarding: halfpipe gold medal final; Figure skating: pairs short program; Women’s freestyle skiing: slopestyle gold medal final; Women’s ski jumping: individual K-95 gold medal final, 7 p.m., NBC (tape delayed) Women’s speedskating: 500 gold medal final; Women’s biathlon: 10km pursuit gold medal final, 11:05 p.m., NBC (tape delayed) Men’s curling: United States vs. Denmark; Men’s nordic combined: individual K-95, ski jumping, 2 a.m. (Wednesday), NBCSN Women’s hockey: Switzerland vs. Finland, 2 a.m. (Wednesday), MSNBC Women’s curling: United States vs. China, 4 a.m. (Wednesday), USA Hal l Fam of er!

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team won in 1992],” said former NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk, now in the KHL. “You can see how much our president and all of those guys have put in to host the Olympics, and they are very proud of it.” The expectations can overwhelm, but they also can inspire. “Of course, you feel the pressure,” Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov said. “But you’re also going to feel the support from all Russian people. That’ll have to help us.” Most of the Russian players said variations on the same theme: They feel the pressure, they know it’s there, but they’re not dwelling on it. Of course, that’s easy to say in an empty rink two days before the tournament starts. As Toews and the rest of Team Canada found out four years ago, it’s quite another thing once the puck drops, the flags wave and the fans roar. “The pressure’s pretty big, but, as athletes, it’s something we’ve been handling our whole careers,” said Viktor Tikhonov, grandson of the legendary coach of the former Soviet Union. “Didn’t really mess up Canada the last Olympics, so, hopefully, we’re going to have the same success this time.”

Hockey tournament schedule Date Time Wednesday 11 a.m. Wednesday 11 a.m. Thursday 2 a.m. Thursday 6:30 a.m. Thursday 6:30 a.m. Thursday 11 a.m. Friday 2 a.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. Friday 11 a.m. Friday 11 a.m. Saturday 2 a.m. Saturday 6:30 a.m. Saturday 11 a.m. Saturday 11 a.m. Sunday 2 a.m. Sunday 6:30 a.m. Sunday 6:30 a.m. Sunday 11 a.m. Feb. 18 2 a.m. Feb. 18 6:30 a.m. Feb. 18 11 a.m. Feb. 18 11 a.m. Feb. 19 2 a.m. Feb. 19 6:30 a.m. Feb. 19 11 a.m. Feb. 19 11 p.m. Feb. 21 6 a.m. Feb. 21 11 a.m. Feb. 22 9 a.m. Feb. 23 6 a.m.

Game/Round Czech Republic vs. Sweden Latvia vs. Switzerland Finland vs. Austria Russia vs. Slovenia Slovakia vs. USA Canada vs. Norway Czech Republic vs. Latvia Sweden vs. Switzerland Norway vs. Finland Canada vs. Austria Slovakia vs. Slovenia USA vs. Russia Sweden vs. Latvia Switzerland vs. Czech Republic Austria vs. Norway Russia vs. Slovakia Slovenia vs. USA Finland vs. Canada Qualification round Qualification round Qualification round Qualification round Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Semifinals Bronze-medal game Gold-medal game Source: Sochi2014.com

Kane’s star could become even brighter after Sochi Olympics • MORRISSEY Continued from page B1 overtime for the Hawks. He put on another championship ring last season. Now comes Sochi. “I think you always want to prove yourself as a big-time player in big games,” he said Monday. “Another thing is just to try to prove yourself at these highest levels of hockey. These are great opportunities – opportunities that don’t come along often, if at all.” When it comes to hockey and flair, Kane is all American. If he were Canadian, you get the distinct feeling he’d be a little too flashy for the taste of our neighbors to the north. They like their idols to have a determined look to them, the way Hawks captain Jonathan Toews does – the way Toews probably does when he’s eating cotton candy, blowing soap bubbles or power-sleeping. Kane still has an impish look on his face, as though he knows he just got away with something. But there will be weight on his 25-yearold shoulders. “I think there’s even more pressure on him this time around for that team, considering they made it to final game last time,” Toews said. “They’re going to be a tough team to beat, and he’s going to be right in the middle of it.” Kane isn’t a tough guy. He knows how to avoid a hit better than most players in the NHL. But he is as feared as anyone because he can make a defender look absolutely silly. It’s why defenders give him so much space when he has the puck. They don’t know what he’s going to do with it. They won’t in Sochi,

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Best friend’s past abuse haunts gatherings Dear Abby: My best friend of 20 years, “Claire,” has suffered bouts of depression ever since I have known her. She recently confided to me that her brother had repeatedly sexually abused her as a child. When she went to her mother for help, her mother told her she needed to “thank God that it was happening because it would make her a stronger person.” Her mother is dead now, but her father is still alive. I am furious at him for allowing the abuse to happen under his roof. Abby, the family acts like it never happened! Claire invites her dad to events we plan together like birthdays. How do I attend knowing what I know? I don’t want to sit across a table from him. My husband is an abuse

DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips survivor and feels even more strongly than I do. It has made get-togethers miserable for us. Should we just smile and pretend we don’t know because we can’t fight my best friend’s fight for her? How do we get over the anger? – Confused in Oklahoma Dear Confused: Years ago, someone explained to me that depression is anger turned inward. Your friend is enduring these bouts of depression because she was never allowed to express her anger where it belonged – at her brother and her mother. Whether the mother ever told her hus-

band what was going on, or whether it was the continuation of a long family tradition of sexual abuse, is something we don’t know. But if you haven’t suggested to Claire that she could benefit from counseling, you should. As to you and your husband participating in these family gatherings, my advice is to stop doing it. Celebrate special occasions with your friend right before or after these occasions; many people have pre- or post-birthday get-togethers, and that’s what I recommend in a case like this. Dear Abby: I recently became involved with a longtime female friend of mine when she was in town. I have always loved “Miranda” as a friend, but now I also feel

attracted to her as a potential perfect match. The problem is she lives far away. We keep in touch almost daily. I love that, but it makes me miss her, and I end up thinking about her all day, which doesn’t help. She says she has feelings for me, too, but “the timing isn’t in our favor.” What can I do to go about my day without letting thoughts of Miranda rule my brain? I am 27 and haven’t felt like this about anyone before. We’ll see each other in a couple of months and the time couldn’t be crawling by any slower. Abby, are long-distance relationships even worth trying? – Anxious in Colorado Dear Anxious: Of course they are. As the saying goes, “nothing ventured, nothing

gained.” Years ago, couples who were separated by distances courted via the mail. In fact, some of them wrote beautiful poetry and love letters that are classics. (Check out the letters of Victorian writers Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.) Couples separated by war before the invention of the Internet also managed to nurture relationships that led to marriage. So consider yourself lucky that you and Miranda can be in touch every day, even though at this point it’s frustrating. As to the problem of her dominating your thoughts all day, a way to deal with it is to STAY BUSY.

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Lasik surgery can offer vision improvements Dear Dr. K: I’ve just scheduled LASIK surgery. Can you explain what will happen during the procedure? Dear Reader: To understand LASIK surgery, you first need to know a few things about the eye and what it does. Basically, your eye is like a camera: It focuses the light coming into it to make a sharp image. That image then is captured on a kind of film (or, in digital cameras, a sensor). The parts of the eye that focus the image are primarily the cornea and the lens. The part that captures the image is the retina, a flat layer of nerve cells at the back of the eye. The cells of the retina

ASK DR. K Anthony L. Komaroff then send the image to the back of the brain – the part that allows us to see and interpret the images. During LASIK surgery, your doctor uses a laser to reshape your cornea. The cornea is the clear, round “window” of tissue that allows light to enter the front of the eye. By reshaping the cornea, the surgeon adjusts the focus of light on the retina. LASIK can improve vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.

You will meet with your surgeon and his or her team before your procedure. During this exam, the team will take precise measurements of your eyes, including the shape and thickness of your cornea. On the day of your procedure, your doctor may give you a mild sedative to help you relax. You will lie down in a reclining chair. You’ll be given numbing eye drops so you will not feel pain or discomfort. An instrument will be positioned to keep your eyelids open, and a ringlike suction device will be placed on the front of your eyes to hold your cornea in place. The surgeon will use a delicate instrument to slice

a tiny, hinged flap of tissue from the front of your cornea. You will not see or feel the instrument cutting your cornea. The surgeon will remove the suction ring from your eye and fold back the hinged flap of cornea. At this point, the surgeon will use the laser to reshape the underlying protein fibers of your cornea. This reshaping is based on the precise measurements made during your pre-surgery exam. Finally, the doctor will reposition the hinged flap of cornea. No stitches are necessary. (I’ve put an illustration of the LASIK procedure on my website.) LASIK is an outpatient

procedure; it generally takes 10 to 15 minutes for each eye. Some surgeons work on both eyes at one sitting, while others operate on only one eye per sitting. The cornea heals quickly. You may notice dramatic improvements in vision almost immediately following your surgery. By the way, I’ll bet you’re eager to know the full medical name for which LASIK is the abbreviation. It’s: Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis. If you already knew that, you’re smarter than I am: I had to look it up.

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Teen: My girlfriend said our relationship is over Dr. Wallace: My girlfriend and I have been dating steady for over a year. We are both 17 and will both graduate from high school in June of 2014. We are both going to be students at Northern Illinois University since we both want to become teachers. My girlfriend has all the qualities I’m looking for to be my wife. We have even discussed getting married after we graduate from NIU. We have had many, many wonderful times together, but we also have had a few battles and have kissed and made up. About a week ago, we got into a battle that ended when my girlfriend said that our

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace relationship was over forever and she was never going to change her mind. I admitted that I made a mistake and I apologized and said that I would never make the same mistake again. I’ve tried talking with her again, but no luck. I even went to her mother and asked her to help me, but all she would say was that “the relationship is over.” Dr. Wallace, what can I do to get my girlfriend to renew our relationship once again?

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TODAY – Surrounding yourself with creative and stimulating people will inspire you to do something very special this year. Make an effort to reconnect with old friends while remaining open to new ideas. Positive partnerships or connections will develop due to your calm but inspiring attitude. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Step back from stressful situations. Taking time to regroup will be beneficial. By putting your thoughts in order, you will find it easier to get back on the right track. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Ensure that you have all the tools required to make your ideas reality. If you get out and socialize, you’ll be admired for your unique contributions. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Apply yourself diligently, and communicate your intentions precisely. Misunderstandings will develop if others feel you are neglecting your duties. Avoid a confrontation with someone who doesn’t share your priorities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Planning short trips to new locations will help you discover different cultures. Interesting conversations will develop as you share your knowledge with acquaintances you make along the way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – It would be a good idea to take stock of your financial situation. It may be necessary to make a change. An opportunity to improve your earning potential will develop if you put serious effort into learning new skills. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Lighten up and have some fun. Organize an entertainment with old friends. They will welcome the chance to share in your sparkling wit and excellent memory. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Be wary of people trying to coerce you into something you don’t agree with. Stand your ground, even if it means walking away from someone you thought was your friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – New connections can be made through groups or interests that you pursue. The approval you receive for your contributions will bring beneficial and long-lasting results. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Treat yourself to some personal pleasures. Take a walk, settle down with a good book or listen to your favorite music. Avoid interference by doing your own thing. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Don’t be afraid to seek advice from people who can provide you with valuable information. Your intuition and memory are both highlighted today, putting you in a good position to negotiate. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Watch your expenses. Ignore people who try to persuade you to overspend on items you don’t need. Don’t make hasty decisions that may cause personal, emotional or financial setbacks. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Your heightened emotions may get out of control today. Keep your expectations realistic. Don’t cause unnecessary problems by forging ahead without considering alternatives. Think twice before taking action.

I will admit that I made a mistake, but everyone in this world makes mistakes. I only made one mistake and was man enough to admit it. Don’t you agree that a wonderful relationship should not have been destroyed because of one mistake? – Nameless, Rockford, Ill. Nameless: One mistake usually doesn’t destroy a wonderful relationship. Contact me again and tell me exactly what your mistake was. Then I’ll give you my answer. Regardless of the outcome of the relationship, I would encourage you both to follow through and enroll at Northern Illinois University. NIU

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is an outstanding institution of higher learning and their Department of Education ranks with the very best. I can vouch for NIU. I was fortunate to attend Northern and earn a Master of Science Degree in Education, which served me well in my career. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16, and a couple of days ago I was looking at my birth certificate and I noticed something odd. I was born in October of 1997 and my parents were married in April of 1997. When I asked my mom if I was born prematurely, she said no. This being the case, my mom had to have been pregnant before she married my father.

My parents are now divorced, and I feel very bad that they might have gotten married just to make me legitimate. – Megan, Manchester, N.H. Megan: You had nothing to say about their getting married, and you had nothing to do with their divorce. You are the innocent one, and you have no reason to feel even the slightest bit responsible. Your parents divorced because they were incompatible. All babies are legitimate, regardless of whether or not their parents were married to each other.

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

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To count on defense, count on partner This week, we are looking at counting – arguably the most important factor for success at the game. And when you are on defense, you will sometimes need partner to give you a count signal so that you can work out how many cards declarer has in the suit – as in this deal. In three no-trump, declarer starts with only five top tricks: three spades and two diamonds. He needs to get the rounded suits going. So, after taking the first trick with his spade king, he leads the club king. East wants to take his club ace when South is playing his last club. So West must give a count signal. Since West has an even number of clubs, he should go high-low, playing first the five (or eight, but I like second-highest from four), then the two. This will tell East to take the second club trick. (If West has only two clubs, South has four and holding up twice would not help.) East leads back his second spade to declarer’s ace. South, needing to get into the dummy, leads the heart king. West plays his nine, starting a highlow with a doubleton. East, aware of what is happening, holds up his ace. South will probably try a low heart to dummy’s queen, but East wins with his ace and shifts to the diamond jack (or leads back the heart 10), and the contract is dead. Finally, note that at trick one, East should play his spade three, a discouraging signal denying help in spades. But a defender does not signal attitude when declarer leads a suit (except perhaps to play the top of touching honors).


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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC PLAINTIFF Vs.

Howard R. Huneke; et. al. DEFENDANTS 11 CH 00237 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/12/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 09-20-101-032 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 526 Susie Lane Cortland, IL 60112 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-12474. I589963 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael Mcdermott a/k/a Mike A. Mcdermott; et. al. DEFENDANTS 11 CH 00615 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 7/26/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate:

PIN 08-24-351-026 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 125 Cotton Avenue Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-36130. I589962 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Nicholas Velasquez a/k/a Nicholas B. Velasquez; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00569 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/19/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-22-379-012 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 429 W. Taylor Street Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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

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. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-00274. I589959 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR FREDDIE MAC SECURITIES REMIC TRUST 2005-S001 PLAINTIFF VS MARTIN MARQUEZ A/K/A MARTIN T. MARQUEZ A/K/A MARTIN T. MARQUEZ SR; MARIA ELSA SALAS A/K/A ELSA SALAS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 299 510-512 SOUTH 7TH 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 December 19, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on March 27, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, 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. 08-23-383-002 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 510-512 SOUTH 7TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY MULTI-UNIT BUILDING WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $148,123.37. 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

prope y 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 #PA1129208 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I589056 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Green Tree Servicing LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Jeffery C. Tenney; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00311 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/24/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-12-354-006 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 204 Greenwood Acres Drive Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

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Page B8 • Monday, February 11, 2014 (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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-18327. I589968 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F13060414 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Rodnell A. Ortiz; Patricia Ortiz; Capital One Bank (USA) N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 307 Property Address: 241 South Oak Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 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 December 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 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: 241 South Oak Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-14-308-023 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $211,753.35 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) I588157 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 4, 11 & 18, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F12120109 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Shailini A. Patel; Priti Shah Etal aka Priti Shah; Rajesh K. Shah; Summit Enclave Homeowners Association; Summit Enclave Townhome Condominium Association; Summit Enclave Court Home Condominium Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 84 Property Address: 1496 Cambria Drive, Unit 4, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 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 December 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 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: 1496 Cambria Drive, Unit 4, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-13-401-004 (new); 08-13-324-001 (old) First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $116,431.35 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) I588152 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 4, 11 & 18, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF DEKALB-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FKA WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, vs. RENATA Y. CATLETT and TIMOTHY W. CATLETT, Defendants. 13-CH-56 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1102 GARDEN RD., DEKALB, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on December 19, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Permanent Index Number: 0815-181-001 Commonly known as: 1102 Garden Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on March 27, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $153,034.59. 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 I588839

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PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Financial Illinois, Inc. PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael Mcdermott a/k/a Mike A. Mcdermott; et. al. DEFENDANTS 11 CH 00615 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 7/26/2012, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 7 OF HETCHLER'S RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 8 AND PART OF LOT 9 OF COTTON'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "L" OF PLATS, PAGE 17-B IN THE DEKALB COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, STATE OF ILLINOIS. PIN 08-24-351-026 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 125 Cotton Avenue Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, including the Judicial sale fee for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Fund, which is calculated at the rate of $1 for each $1 & PATEK PHILIPPE & CARTIER WATCHES! DAYTONA, SUBMARINER, GMT-MASTER, EXPLORER, MILGAUSS, DAY DATE, etc. 1-800-401-0440 ————————————— *OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920's thru 1980's. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 ————————————— WANTED! Old Guitar's, Banjo's, Violin's & Ukulele's. Any condition considered. Please call with description 1-800-451-9728 ————————————— Education & Training ————————————— AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783 —————————————— Financial —————————————— GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 877-858-1386 —————————————— Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income in retirement! CALL for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from ARated companies! 800-669-5471 ————————————— PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, Auto injury, wrongful death, insurance claims, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective/unsafe products, Free Consulation CALL 1-866-245-0391 —————————————— Personals —————————————— Curious About Men? Talk Discreetly with men like you! Try FREE! Call 1888-559-1255 www.guyspy.com

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$1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount paid by the purchaser not to exceed $300, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful pursole chaser has the responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-11-36130. I589962 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA PLAINTIFF Vs. Nicholas Velasquez a/k/a Nicholas B. Velasquez; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00569

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/19/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 5 IN KENSINGTON POINTE PUD UNIT NUMBER 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JANUARY 5, 1999 IN BOOK "Z" OF PLATS ON PAGE 402 AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 99000161, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 08-22-379-012 Improved with Residential COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 429 W. Taylor Street Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises.

je pr The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-00274. I589959 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael H. George; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00587 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/12/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: THE SOUTH 30 FEET OF LOT 2 AND THE NORTH 15 FEET OF LOT 3, ALL IN BLOCK 2 IN MRS. M.A. EDDY'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF DEKALB, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 08-23-131-019 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 627 N. 7th Street DeKalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject

public highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: PIN 08-23-131-019 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 627 N. 7th Street DeKalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-06616. I589965

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subj to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful purchaser has the sole responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-12-06616. I589965 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS U.S. Bank National Association PLAINTIFF Vs. Michael H. George; et. al. DEFENDANTS 12 CH 00587 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 12/12/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR FREDDIE MAC SECURITIES REMIC TRUST 2005-S001 PLAINTIFF VS MARTIN MARQUEZ A/K/A MARTIN T. MARQUEZ A/K/A MARTIN T. MARQUEZ SR; MARIA ELSA SALAS A/K/A ELSA SALAS; DEFENDANTS 12 CH 299 510-512 SOUTH 7TH 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 December 19, 2013, DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF in DEKALB County, Illinois, will on March 27, 2014, in 150 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178, at 1:00PM, 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: THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SOUTH SEVENTH STREET 87 FEET SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE CENTERLINE OF GARDEN STREET WITH THE EAST LINE OF SOUTH SEVENTH STREET, THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SOUTH SEVENTH STREET 55 FEET THENCE WESTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF GARDEN STREEET 116 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SOUTH SEVENTH STREET, THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE SAID EAST LINE 55 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF DEKALB, COUNTY OF DEKALB, AND STATE OF ILLINOIS. TAX NO. 08-23-383-002 COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 510-512 SOUTH 7TH STREET DEKALB, IL 60115 Description of Improvements: 2 STORY MULTI-UNIT BUILDING WITH DETACHED GARAGE The Judgment amount was $148,123.37. 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

Monday, February 11, 2014 â&#x20AC;˘ Page B9 ponsibility/exp 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 #PA1129208 Plaintiff's attorney is not required to provide additional information other than that set forth in this notice of sale. I589056 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY - SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Green Tree Servicing LLC PLAINTIFF Vs. Jeffery C. Tenney; et. al. DEFENDANTS 13 CH 00311 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the above cause on 10/24/2013, the Sheriff of DeKalb County, Illinois will on 3/27/14 at the hour of 1:00PM at Public Safety Building, 150 North Main Sycamore, IL 60178, or in a place otherwise designated at the time of sale, County of DeKalb and State of Illinois, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, as set forth below, the following described real estate: LOT 2 IN OBERLIN'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AS PER THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED OCTOBER 8, 1957 IN BOOK "K" OF PLATS, PAGE 5, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 288390, SITUATED IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. PIN 08-12-354-006 Improved with Single Family Home COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 204 Greenwood Acres Drive Dekalb, IL 60115 Sale terms: 10% down of the highest bid by certified funds at the close of the auction; The balance, 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, in certified funds, is due within twenty-four (24) hours. 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 Plaintiff and in "AS IS" condition. The sale is further subject to confirmation by the court. If the property is a condominium and the foreclosure takes place after 1/1/2007, purchasers other than the mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If the property is located in a common interest community, purchasers other than mortgagees will be required to pay any assessment and legal fees due under the Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1). 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. 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 successful pursole chaser has the responsibility/expense of evicting any tenants or other individuals presently in possession of the subject premises. The property will NOT be open for inspection and Plaintiff makes no representation as to the condition of the property. Prospective bidders are admonished to check the Court file to verify all information. 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. For information: Examine the court file or contact Plaintiff's attorney: Codilis & Associates, P.C., 15W030 North Frontage Road, Suite 100, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876. Please refer to file number 14-13-18327. I589968 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F13060414 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Rodnell A. Ortiz; Patricia Ortiz; Capital One Bank (USA) N.A.; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 307 Property Address: 241 South Oak Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 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 December 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 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 fol-

highe lowing described real estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy said decree, to-wit: LOTS 10 AND 19, IN BLOCK 2 OF OAK KNOLL ADDITION TO HINCKLEY AND THE EASTERLY HALF OF VACATED SOUTH MAPLE STREET ABUTTING AND ADJOINING SAID FOLLOWING: LOT 19 IN BLOCK 2 OF SAID OAK KNOLL ADDITION TO HINCKLEY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK "D" OF PLATS, PAGE 37, ON OCTOBER 19, 1909, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 241 South Oak Street, Hinckley, Illinois 60520 P.I.N.: 15-14-308-023 First Lien Position; Single-Family Residence; Judgment Amount $211,753.35 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) I588157 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 4, 11 & 18, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE F12120109 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEKALB COUNTY- SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Shailini A. Patel; Priti Shah Etal aka Priti Shah; Rajesh K. Shah; Summit Enclave Homeowners Association; Summit Enclave Townhome Condominium Association; Summit Enclave Court Home Condominium Association; Unknown Owners and Non-Record Claimants Defendants. 13 CH 84 Property Address: 1496 Cambria Drive, Unit 4, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 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 December 12, 2013, I, Sheriff, Roger Scott of Dekalb County, Illinois, will hold a sale on March 13, 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: UNIT 209-4 IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE COURT HOME CONDOMINIUM AS DELINEATED ON A SURVEY OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY: CERTAIN LOTS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN SUMMIT ENCLAVE UNIT 1, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, WHICH SURVEY IS ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT "C" TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED MAY 13, 2003 AS DOCUMENT 2003013151, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER WITH ITS UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1496 Cambria Drive, Unit 4, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 P.I.N.: 08-13-401-004 (new); 08-13-324-001 (old) First Lien Position; Condominium; Judgment Amount $116,431.35 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) I588152 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 4, 11 & 18, 2014.)

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST BY PURCHASE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FKA WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, Plaintiff, vs. RENATA Y. CATLETT and TIMOTHY W. CATLETT, Defendants. 13-CH-56 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1102 GARDEN RD., DEKALB, IL 60115 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Judgment of the above Court entered on December 19, 2013 in the above-entitled cause, the following described real estate, to wit: Lot 6 in Block 34 in Third Addition to Rolling Meadows Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof recorded February 11, 1964, in Book M of Plats, Page 77, as Document No. 317991, situated in the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois. Permanent Index Number: 0815-181-001 Commonly known as: 1102 Garden Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115 will be offered for sale and sold at public vendue on March 27, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 150 North Main, Sycamore, Illinois. The Judgment amount is $153,034.59. 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 I588839 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 18 & 25, 2014.)

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 23RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DeKALB COUNTY-SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF VS JAMES PECARO A/K/A JAMES A. PECARO JR; TOWNHOMES OF TOWNSEND WOODS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; DEFENDANTS 14 CH 3 1197 ROSE DRIVE SYCAMORE, IL 60178 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION NOTICE IS GIVEN YOU, JAMES PECARO A/K/A JAMES A. PECARO JR; UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON RECORD CLAIMANTS ; defendants, that this case has been commenced in this Court against you and other defendants, asking for the foreclosure of a certain Mortgage conveying the premises described as follows, to wit: UNIT 4 OF BLOCK 8 OF AMP TOWNHOMES, A RESUBDIVISION OF TOWNHOMES OF TOWNSEND WOODS, P.U.D., PHASE 3, BEING PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 41 NORTH, RANGE 5, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2005, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2005019537 IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS; SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF DEKALB AND THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Commonly known as: 1197 ROSE DRIVE, SYCAMORE, IL


Page B10 • Monday, February 11, 2014 60178 and which said Mortgage was made by, JAMES PECARO A/K/A JAMES A. PECARO JR; Mortgagor (s), to MAX MORTGAGE, LLC Mortgagee, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DEKALB County, Illinois, as Document No. 2007009608; and for other relief. UNLESS YOU file your answer or otherwise file your appearance in this case in the Office of the Clerk of this County, Maureen A. Josh DeKalb Cnty Circuit Clerk 133 W. State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 on or before March 6, 2014 A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DEFAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN THE COMPLAINT. PIERCE & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff Thirteenth Floor 1 North Dearborn Chicago, Illinois 60602 Tel. (312) 346-9088 Fax (312) 346-1557 PA 1317657 I588185 (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 4, 11 & 18, 2014.)

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the annual Assessors' Instructional meeting for assessors of all townships in DeKalb County, Illinois, pursuant to 35 ILCS, 200/9-15 of the Illinois Property Tax Code, will be held Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room East in the DeKalb County Assessor in the DeKalb County Administration Building, Sycamore, Illinois.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Road District funds of Shabbona Township, DeKalb County, State of Illinois, for the 2015 fiscal year beginning March 1, 2014 and ending February 28, 2015, will be available for public inspection at First State Bank and at the Mullins Grain Elevator office, both in Shabbona, Illinois, from and after 8:00 AM on February 11, 2014. Notice is further given that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:45 PM. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in the Township Garage at 204 South Pontiac Street in Shabbona, Illinois. Final action on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees before the close of this public hearing. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 2014.)

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Township funds of Shabbona Township, DeKalb County, State of Illinois, for the 2015 fiscal year beginning March 1, 2014 and ending February 28, 2015, will be available for public inspection at First State Bank and at the Mullins Grain Elevator office, both in Shabbona, Illinois, from and after 8:00 AM on February 11, 2014. Notice is further given that a public hearing on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be held at 6:30 PM. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in the Township Garage at 204 South Pontiac Street in Shabbona, Illinois. Final action on said Budget and Appropriation Ordinance will be taken by the Board of Trustees before the close of this public hearing. (Published in the Daily Chronicle, February 11, 2014.)

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